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

All about dogs by Jenn McKinlay

​I’ve been reading this book recently, All About Dogs by Jenn McKinlay. I thought maybe it would be really good. It’s about a girl name Mac, who comes home to Buff Point, Maine after 7 years to attend her best friends wedding as the maid of honor. Little does Mac know her old one night stand , Gavin, who is also the bride’s brother, is going to be her escort for the wedding. Can they both get past their awkward feelings from that one night stand??! Or are there true burning feelings between them both after all these years??
 I like the story line, but the book itself has a lot of crude humor and was just okay. This part did not appeal to me. If you can deal with this, then you can enjoy the story. I just thought there was too much crude rumor and swearing… 😟  I didn’t even finish the book. I did get to chapter 11!
Lastly, I want to make sure I mention that I received the book complimentary from penguin house publishers for my honest opinion. :)I
Until next time, happy reading 📚!

More book reviews coming soon

I have three book reviews coming to all of you guys shortly. I’ve been busy with my new job recently, which you can see here.  So working with my new schedule and doing other things that I enjoy to do need to have some time management. Right now is blogging time on all 4-5 of my blogs. Next, I’m going to go read my latest book and possibly work on my next craft creation. I’m low on inventory of my best selling product, Kirby.  Plus I need to review my makeup artist certification course. UGH!!! So many things not so much time.

Look forward to my latest reviews coming later this week. 🙂 The next book will be called About a Dog.

See you all soon.

 

A novel of new beginnings and forgiveness

Sorry for the delay this week, I’ve been working at my new job with VIPKID and enjoying every moment of it. 🙂 Here’s my latest read!!

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon has been one of my favorite books yet. This book has two main characters; Lexie Graham and Adam Stone. Both individuals carry a lot of weight from their past.

We meet single mother/widow Lexie Graham first. She is the Chief of Police in Hope Harbor, located on the Oregon coastline. She struggles with her past so much, that she doesn’t attend church anymore, even though her five year old son and mother attend every Sunday.

Next, we meet Adam Stone, an ex-con. Adam has struggled alot with his past choices in life. He struggles often with the fact his parents abused and didn’t care about him even in jail. Adam Stone has come past a lot of things with God’s help and attending church regularly. However, his life is about to be turned upside down when he meets the police chief.

Lexie Graham has a case of vandalism going on in Hope Harbor and Adam Stone is one of the victims. When Lexie finds out about the kid and accomplice who committed the crimes, she knows the best person to help the kid get back on the right track. Her special assist is Adam Stone.

Through the entire case, Lexie and Adam begin to communicate to each other.  However, their communication becomes a little more than just friends. Can Lexie, the police chief, and Adam, the ex-con, have a relationship that won’t damage each others accomplishments? Or will the they become the towns biggest object of gossip and rumors, which will destroyed all they have? Also, will Lexie and Adam let their past experiences and situations hurt what they have or will they learn to forgive and release the guilt that is heavy on both of their hearts?

You will just have to grab a copy of this great read from Irene Hannon at these great retailers below or see if your local library has a digital or physical copy on loan:

Amazon: $8.79 paperback; $8.35 Kindle

Barnes and Noble: $9.52 paperback; $9.99 Nook

Walmart: $8.75 paperback

ChristianBook: $8.79 paperback; $9.04 ebook

Before I sign off, I want to mention that I got this book complimentary from Revell Publishers for my honest opinion, good or bad. In this regard, I really enjoyed this book.

Next time, I’ll be reviewing my next read About a Dog… This shall be an interesting book.

See you soon and Enjoy reading!

 

New Publication from Jordan Christy

New Publication from Jordan Christy

Today, I’ve been reading my next book. (I’m reading three at a time at the moment. That’s a hard feat if I may say so!) This book is How to Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World by Jordan Christy. The book was released this past Monday, April 4, 2017.

This is more of an etiquette book than anything, but it could be classified as a Self-help book. So far I have enjoyed it, although I can’t say it is my favorite. I’ll break down what are feel are pros and cons.

First the pros: This book gives you a good perspective on how to handle relationships, personal or business. It gives you ideas how to manage your character and be a more presentable person and discover who the real you is. I also like the fact the book gives you tips on how to handle social media etiquette and work issues.

Second the cons: I don’t agree that everything in life goes the way Jordan says. She talks about being a hard worker and going above and beyond. I’ve been a hard worker and have done exactly what she has said. From my experience, I was looked at more of goody-two-shoes than being looked up at for all my hard work.  I also noticed that although, this book was published with a Christian Publisher, she doesn’t mention how her faith is probably how she copes with issues and can get through the situations and examples she talks about. She even mentions things like the F-bomb and stuff like that. Real life things, but not something I think about everyday or a person of faith should be doing. Myself, I never ever say a curse word. (Truth!) This particular point is sort of sitting in the middle of the pros and cons list.

Now, I feel I can recommend this book to most girls (and young women 25+), because it leans in the middle of the road and is speaking to both faith and, possibly more, to secular individuals. Don’t get me wrong, it is good thing, but it is confusing to say this book is leaning more as secular advice book than faith driven advice book.

Did I enjoy this book? Oh yes! It has been quiet interesting. I have yet to finish the last few chapters which are going to be very interesting to me. But like I said I didn’t agree on everything the book spoke about or how to handle situations, but its just my opinion.

Before I sign off, I want to thank the great publishers over at Center Street (Hachette Publishers ) for giving my opportunity to read this book for an honest review (whether positive or negative)

I hope you enjoyed my review of this book. Please stop by again soon for another great read review.

Please take a look at the other books I’ve reviewed. Stay tuned for the next review coming soon!

 

 

Joyce Meyer’s latest publication

Oh! I’m so excited to tell you about the latest book that comes out later this week, actualJoyce.JPGly tomorrow, April 4.  Joyce Meyer’s 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better is a very inspirational book.

For those who do not know who Joyce Meyer is, she is a televangelist and tells you how it is in a Biblical perspective. She has been through a lot in her life. She was sexually abused as a child and has dealt with issues many of us face each day. Joyce really makes you think and she really knows how things are in your life. It is like she knows who you are and what you are going through everyday.

In this book, 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better,  Joyce has divided it into sections to get you rethinking in a better and more positive perspective.  The four sections focus on several topics to get you moving in the right direction for changing your negative perspectives to positive ones. The four topics (which have several sub-chapters) are as follows:


  • Section 1: When you Awake
  • Section 2:New Steps to Take
  • Section 3: Patterns to Break
  • Section 4: Before It’s too Late

I’m about half way into the book as I write this review. Joyce Meyer’s books are always and easy read and are big print. I have so far enjoyed the book and my perspective on things in life feel brighter and better. Amazing!!! I also have just discovered that there is a Study Guide book to compliment the publication. This will give the reader a deeper meaning to the book.

For those who order the book before April 31st, they’ll receive a free downloadable sampler from Joyce Meyer that includes LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND, OVERLOAD, and LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES. To get your free downloads go here: http://www.faithwords.com/20ways. You simply have to fill in your name, email, and upload a copy of your receipt.
Lastly, I want to thank, Joyce Meyer and the FaithWords-Hachette Publishers in allowing me to share this great and awesome book. I’ve enjoyed it immensely and will continue the journey as I read the rest of the book.
Until next time, Happy Reading!

World War II Christian Romance

World War II Christian Romance

I just read this fantastic book, With Love, Wherever you are, by Dandi Daley MacKall. Based on a true story of Dandi’s real life parents, this was a book that would not disappoint. Just to note, the story is slightly fictionalized but the story is based on true events. Below is a video from the author to hear more about her inspiration for the novel.

This book starts with a nurse named Helen Eberhart. She has had a difficult life and has always wanted to a care and cure others of their illnesses. One day, she had enough of the hospital she was working for and decided to quit and join the American Red Cross during the start of World War II.

When she gets to her station, she is beside herself and what she has been assigned to do. During her worse moment, she runs right into the man, Frank Daley, who falls in love with her at first sight. He shows her love and care without even knowing her name. They go to church together. They talk about God and family. He meets her every single night.

Soon their relationship becomes strained; therefore, they begin to write letters to each other. Helen and Frank soon marry, but they are deployed to Europe shortly after. All they have are letters, which they write 3, if not 4, times a day. Times are tough, but will Helen and Frank’s marriage last? I’m not gonna tell you, you’ll need to get the book. 😉

ChristianBook.com: $10.99

Amazon: $15.99; Kindle $9.99

BN.com: $15.99, Nook: $10.99

Walmart: $16.11

I recommend this book for younger adults, because you will note this book does have a few graphic moments in it due to the fact we are speaking of World War II. Also, the author does mention Helen and Frank make love several times in the book. Nothing graphic, just a mention of it. Additionally, I like the fact Helen maintains her faith in God, although she struggles a lot of trusting Frank so far away from her. Frank’s faith grows as he looks up to Major Bradford for guidance and as a great example of maintaining faith in God even when everyone is dying around them.

I can’t say it enough, this is one of those books I may have to re-read again sometime. I can’t forget to mention that I want to thank the great publishers at Tyndale Publishing for the option of reading this great book for my honest and heart felt opinion.

Until next time, Happy Reading!