Book 2 Heart of Alaska Series-Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

Book 2 Heart of Alaska Series-Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

Hello, everyone. Here’s the review that has been long over due. 🙂 Today we are going to look at one of the newest books from Tracie Peterson.

First of all, I’m not new to Tracie Peterson. I have read some of her previous works many years before I’ve started this blog. I have enjoyed her writing and this book has not disappointed me and my expectations.

Heart of Alaska Book 2- Out of the Ashes- is a great novel, set in 1925 Curry, Alaska, a compilation from Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. If you have followed along, you will remember Allan and Cassidy’s budding relationship from the last book. Here we still get to see how Cassidy and Allan are doing with their marriage, but we get to meet three new characters, Jean- Michel Langelier and his sister, Collette, along with Katherine Demarchis.

Cassidy and Allan have been married about 2 years.  Their relationship continues to be a loving one with God the center of their lives. Cassidy is always busy helping Mrs. Johnson in the kitchen. Cassidy has noticed a unusual tiredness and dizzy spells when we see her again. Cassidy soon finds out that she is pregnant with her and Allan’s first child. Both parents are very excited, as well as the tough Mrs. Johnson. Cassidy soon becomes an emotional roller coaster and tries to pray for the Lord to guide her in her tough time.

Jean-Michel Langlier and his sister, Collette, have just lost their father and are both grieving. His father, in his will, suggested that Jean-Michel and Collette go on a trip around the world. Jean- Michel has been battling with, what we would say today Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He cannot escape the haunting recurrent nightmares and doesn’t feel that a trip should happen. As well, his sister Collette is very wayward and he has no idea what his father wanted him to do. All his father said was to seek God, but how can he seek God and guide his sister, when Jean- Michel doesn’t know what to do himself. However, Jean-Michel receives a letter from his former love’s, Katherine Demarchis, grandmother,Mrs. Harrison. In the letter, she expresses her growing  concern for her granddaughter and her abusive marriage (Katherine’s husband has died) and feels that if Katherine would see Jean-Michel, she would open her heart to love again.

Will Jean-Michel and Katherine be able to heal from their wounds?Will all three individuals find their way to God and will they open their hearts to love again? I guess you are going to have to grab a copy for yourself. 🙂

Lastly, I’d like to thank, Bethany House Publishers for giving me a complimentary copy and the chance to read this book for my honest opinion! This book has been awesome and I look forward for the next edition.

Check out your local library or head over to your local retailers.

Here are some locations that might be near you to purchase this book:

Walmart: $10.99 Paperback

Barnes and Noble: $11.09 Paperback; $9.99 Nook

Christianbook: $9.99 Paperback; $9.99 ebook

Amazon: $10.99 Paperback; $8.63 Kindle

Happy Reading and I’ll see you next time with another great book!

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A current case unravels an old mystery

Hi, everyone and Happy New Year. This is my first book for the 2018 season and my last book for the 2017 season. I did a great job last year with all the books I shared with you all. I didn’t hit my goal, but I almost reached it.

Today, we are going to look at my latest read- The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Joe Wright. This is a dual perspective book. One perspective is from the current era from Kaine Prescott who is dealing with the lost of her husband Danny. Kaine believes her husband was killed, but the police had considered it accidental. Kaine moves to a town Wisconsin where her great-great grandmother, Ivy Thrope lived. Kaine moves into the Foster Hill House to run from the home and the silent stalker behind in San Diego. Kaine soon finds some new friends that help her resolve and help her find the answers she needs and give her protection and she is soon attacked in the Foster Hill House. However, Foster Hill holds some secrets in itself.

Ivy Thrope,  (Kaine’s great-great grandmother), is still grieving the lost of her brother Andrew 12 year prior. Everyone states that Ivy has some connection to the deceased and want nothing to do with her, because she works with her father, an medical examiner. When Ivy’s father becomes involved in an investigation of a murdered teenage girl near the Foster Hill House, things become very interesting for Ivy. Her former best friend, Detective Joel Cunningham, shows up suddenly after 12 years to help the sheriff and , Ivy is not happy and is uneased. It was when she is attacked at Foster Hill, when searching for clues, that is when Ivy and Joel try to mend things together.

Will both of these women find and clues they need to bring the innocent some peace in their eternal sleep?  Will God help the two women to the clues they need to solve the crimes being committed. You will have to grab this great read. I can’t put it down myself. 🙂 You won’t be disappointed.

The writing style is seamless. You read something that Kaine finds in clues to her life and then you find Ivy is looking and finding clues to her own life mysteries. This is an awesome book.

Here are a few places you can find The House on Foster Hill:

Amazon: Kindle -$1.99; Paperback $7.42

Barnes and Noble: Paperback $9.08; Nook -$1.99

Walmart: Paperback $7.42

Christianbook: Paperback $7.49

Target: Paperback $10.39

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. Here are a few extras that I included in my review today: Q&A and Book Announcement/Synopsis from the author.

Lastly,I thank the Bethany House Publishers for giving me the opportunity to read such a great book for a complimentary eBook copy.

Enjoy and happy reading!!! Keep warm, too!!

Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

🍂 Today, we are going to quickly look at the book Book 2 of the Double S Ranch, Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne. This was a great read about family bonding and that no matter what, sticking together can get you through anything. The book itself is a nice size, fits great in a carry-on or in a large purse. It is also an easy read. I love the writing style, because it keeps you glued to the book. The only down size to the book is that it is small and the print is small. However, instead of looking at just the physical aspects of the book let’s dig into the story.

Welcome back to the Double S Ranch on the West Coast in the small town of Gray’s Glen. This time we meet Nick Stafford, the middle child of Sam Stafford. Nick is a single dad trying to raise his two beautiful daughters. His wife had left him for a rodeo man two years ago and his oldest daughter is struggling with the fact her mother left. Nick sees his daughter is failing in her school and the principal recommends a psychiatrist to help with the issues. This woman is Dr. Elsa Andreas.

When Nick and her first meet her in woodsy house far out of town, secluded from the rest of the world, Elsa slams the door in his face. Talk about introductions. They soon become friends and try to help the girls get through their difficulties. Remember keep the girls first! However, Elsa is dealing with her own ghosts. As weeks, past the friendship grows and they become closer, but Elsa still hold her darkest secrets. Just when everything is going well and Elsa is adjusting with her new life, the ex-wife  shows back up. Everything topples on Elsa and Nick is trying to put his girls first, deal with a ranch that is short on hands, deal with his past ghosts, and most importantly handle an ex-wife with many serious issues.

Will Elsa and Nick help the girls? Will Elsa let go of her ghosts and learn to trust Nick? Will Nick win the battle that is going on in his mind and handle his ex-wife graciously? You are just going to have to find a copy of the book for yourself. 🙂 Here are some locations where you can find the book:

Walmart: $8.00 paperback

Amazon: $9.00 paperback

Barnes and Noble: $7.99 paperback

I hope you enjoy this read. I sure did. I want to thank the Blogging for Books program for letting me get this book with no compensation for my honest opinion and review. I’ll see you all next time; hopefully with some delightful Christmas stories. 🙂

Now go grab a hot cup of Apple Cider and snuggle up with another great book!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  🦃 See you in December. 🙂 🍂

 

fd34caad-c72d-445b-9c94-8240a7054a8a_1-e54295f7aeb00693909130297d7e5684Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan is a great mystery book; book 1 of the Atlanta Justice Series. This was my first law mystery thriller book, and I will say that I enjoyed it very much.

The book is about Kate Sullivan, a stubborn young woman litigator with an interesting past. She will not stop until her client’s gain justice for the inconceivable crimes that have been committed against them. Her faith keeps her going for her clients. She may even put herself into harms way in order to gain closure for herself and her clients.

Kate Sullivan is handling a case against Mason Pharmaceutical Company, a pharmaceutical company that has released drugs that have harmed individuals that have taken the medications. Kate’s newest client, Ellie Proctor, an employee scientist comes to her for help. Kate was hesitant from the first moment. However, Ellie had shown some light into the case at hand.

Several days after Kate and Ellie meant, Ellie is found dead in an Atlanta parking garage. Kate hires private investigator Landon James to help dig deeper into the case. However, their relationship grows closer as friends due to the threats Kate begins having against her.

Landon James is a former Army Ranger, who is very wise and wants nothing to happen to Kate. He warns her of the dangers and risks, but Kate is very stubborn. Will Kate heed Landon’s warning?

Landon’s faith is shaky after his deployment in the Middle East. Will Landon’s faith rekindle in order to help save Kate from the danger he senses or will he succumb to his past?

I recommend grabbing a copy of this awesome book at your local library or at one of the below retailers.

Christianbook:$8.79

Walmart:$8.88

Barnes and Noble: $9.89

Amazon: $8.88

As always, I did enjoy this book. It was very good. At first, it took me a while to get to the plot  and story line, but I soon was enjoying the book so much that the cover began to curl. 🙂

I want to lastly thank the Bethany House Publishers for the opportunity to read this fine book. I look forward to the sequels in this series. I think I can already guess who and what the next book will be about. There were some hints, but you’ll have to find out what I’m talking about by reading the book.

Leave a comment below to tell me what you think of the book I’ve just read.  Will you be getting a copy?

A story of hope and God’s unconditional love

Today I’m going to write to you about the latest book I’ve read. It was a great and easy read. It was called where i end  by  Katherine Elizabeth Clark.

Many would say this is a autobiography, but the author points out this book is not that. It is more a series of events that happened to her and how she handled the situations with God’s support and love, including the support from the individuals around her.

Here’s a tid bit of what the book is about.

It all happened in May of 2009. Kate’s life would never be exactly the same. She was at the school with her children playing with the others at recess when a kid came out of no where from the sky and landed on her neck. Her neck was literally snapped and doctors stated she would not walk again.

Today, Ms. Clark is a miracle person  and has been healed by God’s grace. She can walk, although, slowly, she can literally walk and talk and function normally.  The woman gives God all the credit due to her  recovery despite doctor’s prognoses. Although she deals with some pain and understands she will never be the same physically again. She is glad God healed her to be able to enjoy life again with her children and her husband.

If you’d like to get this book, you’ll have to check out your local Christian book store or online. I got this as an advanced reader copy from moody publishing, so I’m not sure when the product will come out on the  market, but I’m very sure it will be out soon.

Until next time, happy reading!!!

The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller

Hi, folks. Since I’ve been sick, I’m just going to make this review somewhat short.  Now without further-ado, the review we’ve all been waiting for: The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller. 🙂
This book had a good story line about a girl and her father, who was a minister on a chapel car in the early 1910s. The girl, Hope, always looks for the good in others around her, including the stealing, cheating miner’s son, Kirby Finch.

Then there is Luke Hughes. Luke Hughes has a passion to preach, but feels entirely responsible in working in the mine, where his father died, in order to support his mom and siblings. When Hope and her father come to town, Luke’s priorities start changing. n Luke starts having an interest in Hope, but things begin getting heated between Kirby and himself…

Kirby is trying to use Hope’s naivety in taking Sunday School materials to neighboring town, in order to accomplish illegal actions. Luke becomes aware of the issue and tries to warn Hope.
Will Luke’s warning jeopardize his relationship with the minister’s daughter? Will Hope ever see what is really going one? Will Luke lose the new love of his life? Will Kirby for once get into trouble? Well you are just having to get a copy…

I will say at times the story drifts and becomes sort long winded, but I enjoyed it very much. Also at times the writing style was odd and hard to focus on, but other than that it was good.

I cannot closed without saying thank you to the Bethany house publishers for letting read a copy for my honest opinion. It was wonderful..

Enjoy!!! Happy Reading!

Threads of suspicion by Dee Henderson

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Threads of suspicion by Dee Henderson is my new favorite mystery book series. I always loved Castle on ABC and this made me miss the show even more.  (See Below of the trailer of Threads of Suspicion, but don’t leave yet… Read of the rest of my review. 🙂 )

This is a great story about Lieutenant Evie Blackwell and the new Chicago based cold case detectives.  Her partner is David and is the boyfriend of the famous Triple M Band singer Maggie May McDonald. The entire force is give a case or two to solve for the next several months. David is assigned the cold case of Saul Morris, a private investigator gone missing while conducting a case. Evie is assigned the case of Jenna Greenhill, a college girl that went missing after a concert.

Both mystery cold cases seem to intertwine each other in some areas, which allows Evie and David to help each other solve the crimes and why their individuals are missing or dead. As they continue to unveil their cases and dig deeper into them, they soon discover that Jenna’s disappearance is linked to a Triple M Concert and 5 other missing woman cases. Not wanting to fear Maggie, they have to see the connections linked to the concerts and the other women. Along with this discovery, they also will find that Saul Morris went missing while looking at Jenna Greenhill’s case. However, I will stop here about the cases so I do not spoil anything for you.

Here are a few questions to consider for the case: do you think Jenna and Saul are alive or not? If not, who do you think killed them? Will Maggie be in danger or the next victim?

However, the story is much more than just the case of Saul Morris and Jenna Greenhill. Evie and David both are struggling in their personal relationships. Evie is scared to say yes and make a marriage commitment to her boyfriend, Rob, and David is waiting patiently for Maggie to discover and put her faith in Jesus. David longs to marry Maggie, and will wait until she can understand his faith. Both Evie and David pray ernestly and wait patiently for the answers for their lives. Will Evie finally resolve her issues and say Yes to Rob? Will Maggie come to have faith in Jesus? You are just going to have to pick up a copy for your self.

Here are some retailers that are selling the book:

Walmart: $12.50 paperback

Amazon:$11.87 paperback; $8.63 kindle

Barnes and Noble: $12.13 paperback; Nook $9.99

Christianbook.com: $14.99 paperback

Honest thoughts about the book:

When I first started reading the book, I was not so sure about it. I’ve read several mystery novels recently and they haven’t been too catchy. However, I opened my mind and discovered how much I was really enjoying this book. It was a great book, and I did enjoy it every much.  It made me miss my favorite detective show CASTLE, though. One thing I will mention about the book that got to me was that it was a cliffhanger. I need more about Evie Blackwell and her partner David. UGH!!! There are so many unanswered questions. I need more, but for now I’ll have to wait. 🙂

Lastly, I want to mention, that I received this digital ebook for my honest opinion from the Baker Publishing. I really enjoyed the book once I got into the story.

Until next week…

Happy reading