“Cold Light of Day” is an action-packed new novel by Elizabeth Goddard that had me flipping pages as quickly as I could, even late into the night, in order to discover how this secret web of Alaskan intrigue would be unraveled. As the first book in the “Missing in Alaska” series, this novel takes off with a flying start. It is action-packed but features a strong and compelling storyline as well – plus characters who leap off the pages and into our mind’s eye. Continue reading
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What A Ride!
Deep sigh…. We can all move on with our lives now, since at long last Susan May Warren’s “Sky King Ranch” trilogy has been completed! Each of the Kingston brothers has told their stories, and all of the loose ends have been tied up. “Sundown” was a nail-biting page-turner that kept me wondering at the outcome right until the end, and surprised me in ways I was not anticipating. Continue reading
You Won’t Be Able to Put It Down – If You Dare To Pick It Up!
I don’t know how she does it… Jaime Jo Wright never fails to deliver a story that is simultaneously haunting yet redemptive, atmospheric yet spiritual, and macabre yet beautiful. Talk about a fascinating juxtaposition of themes! “The Premonition at Withers Farm” is one of the most gripping novels I’ve read in a long while, as the mystery and murder sweeping through a small town in the year 1910 brings mayhem and unexplainable intentions. The unexpected part? It seems to be happening again, in the same town, but this time in the present day… Continue reading
Unforgettable – Challenging – Beautiful
Wow, just wow… those are my first thoughts after closing the cover of the second book I’ve read by the amazing Katie Powner. “Where the Blue Sky Begins” is an incredibly powerful story set in a rural little Montana town – a town where, as we quickly discover, it is the perfect place to find answers to the age old question: what are the things in life that truly matter? Continue reading
A Trip To PEI -Just What We All Need!
Book number 2 in the “Prince Edward Island Shores” series is one of the novels I was most anticipating this summer, because a visit to the Island (even a fictitious visit) is always a welcome retreat! “The Last Way Home” is Liz Johnson’s sequel to “Beyond the Tides”, and tells the story of two characters we were just briefly introduced to – but who now share a whole plethora of history, secrets, and surprises with us. Continue reading
So Much Life Is Held Within These Pages
What a beautiful, unexpected, ‘overflowing’ book this was! What do I mean by overflowing? Well, there was just so much story, emotion, and ‘living’ held within the pages of this story, that it truly seems to overflow with it all – in the best way possible…. “By Way of the Moonlight” was written by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Musser and published by Bethany House. It is the second book I’ve read by this author, and it cements my opinion that she is unparalleled in her craft as a writer of emotional, multi-layered fiction that is not afraid to dive deep into the longings of the human soul. Continue reading
An Un-Relaxing Hawaiian Vacation!
Are you ready for a peaceful, relaxing vacation to the quiet beaches of idyllic Hawaii? Well, if so, you’d better look elsewhere – this is definitely not the book for you, lol! “Elysium Tide” does take place in Hawaii, but it is also a fast-paced, twisting and turning, thrilling and unpredictable suspense novel from start to finish. There is no relaxing to be found within these pages! I have never before read a story by James R. Hannibal, but this talented author is definitely added to my reading list now for any future releases. Continue reading
The Sky King Ranch Adventure Continues!
You know how some series of books have plots that are so closely connected in time, the wait between their publications seems interminable? Susan May Warren’s “Sky King Ranch” series is very much written this way – after reading “Sunrise” several months ago, the countdown was on until “Sunburst” finally released from Revell. Now that I’ve devoured this one, I’m waiting (im)patiently for “Sundown” to be released later this fall! Continue reading
An Unforgettable Debut
I love reading debut novels for so many reasons… One of them is because I am never quite sure what to expect, and so often I’m blown away by the newly revealed talent of a special young author. This was the case with a summer 2022 release from Revell. Written by Sara Brunsvold, “The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip: All the wild ways to die could never compare to how she really lived” is a beautiful, unexpected, poignant tale that will make you cry and smile, laugh and ponder. It is one of those books that can be read again soon, and still you will learn so much from the wisdom held in each page. Continue reading
Not Your Typical Amish Story
I don’t know about you, but I don’t often think of the terms Amish and Murder Mystery as being simultaneous descriptions for the same novel – am I right? And yet that is exactly what “Among the Innocent” is! While technically in the romantic suspense genre, this new novel written by Mary Alford and published by Revell is a thrilling, unexpected, and deeply riveting tale that rocks a quiet Amish community to its core when a series of murders takes the lives of their near and dear. It is up to Leah Miller, herself a former Amish member and now a police officer, to solve this deadly mystery before others end up hurt. Continue reading