Sunday, March 9, 2014
Jump ahead several decades and Lisa is now a successful Federal Prosecutor estranged from her father who is now retired. When he contacts her to help him solve a murder that he has never been able to forget, Lisa at first is unwilling. But eventually she goes to Ft. Worth, TX to help her father and maybe try to understand why he distanced himself from her all those years ago.
James Waldren is now trying to help the man convicted of murdering the Civil Rights activist before he is put to death for the crime he didn't commit. Government as well as local authority cover-ups, and threats to his family caused James Waldren to stop investigating many years before, but now he is determined to right a wrong. But as with all secrets, some people would prefer they be left alone.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved the step-by-step search for the killer and all of the twists and turns to get there. We as the reader know exactly who the killer is, but the "why" is slowly revealed throughout the story. Loved that the two little girls, now grown up, were able to get back together and help each other in the investigation. When I think about the Civil Rights movements for some reason I always think farther in the past than what they really are. I was born in 1965 when the event of the story happened. I honestly can't imagine that time period actually being in my lifetime. The author touches on a bit of the hatred that surrounded the times and some of the events: JFK assassination, Martin Luther King Jr., Viet Nam war etc. Such major events in history while I was just a little girl. Lis Wiehl has written a page-turning snapshot of history, the legal system, and human greed and hatred all wrapped up into an entertaining mystery. If you have never read any of her books before I would highly recommend them.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I thought this was a sweet short story and actually kind of wanted more when it ended. I liked Troy's desire to protect Ashlyn from her fans while shopping. It was interesting to see two young adults from different backgrounds try and find some common footing. Ashlyn's character seems a cross between naive and worldly and Troy's character insecure and still trying to "find" himself which makes for a cute romance between the star and a young boy on the brink of manhood. I enjoyed the story very much, a quick read, it may have taken me an hour to finish it.
An added bonus to this short story is the short story prequel to Haunting Joy called CHAIN REACTION. If you haven't read Haunting Joy yet I highly recommend it. It is a sweet ghost story. In Chain Reaction Joy receives a chain letter in which she is required to write down the name of her secret crush. When her letter gets into the wrong hands Joy is determined to get it back. Joy doesn't realize at this time that the cold feeling she gets when she opens and closes her binder is actually her first "haunting." A cute prequel to the Haunting Joy series. Go HERE to read my review.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Both Eli and Lauren are dealing with severe family issues along with the stress of working in the ER of Grace Medical. Lauren is in denial that Jessica has a problem and Eli is battling his father for more rights in caring for his brother. Add to that someone breaking into the staff lockers, someone stealing patients medications, a patient attempting suicide, a head nurse who's personality has gone from congenial to unreasonable, and a possible hurricane heading directly for the area, LIFE SUPPORT manages to keep the reader's attention riveted to the very end of the book.
I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it to the reader that enjoys a good medical drama along with family angst, romantic entanglements, mystery and faith. Eli's love for his brother and daughter was heart-warming and I could feel his pain and frustration with his father. Lauren's constant defense of her sister was believable and understandable, yet frustrating as I think in real life being a person on the outside looking in would feel. There was a little bit of confusion for me of what Eli and Lauren's past relationship was, but eventually we did get the story and that helped clear things up.
Thank you to the publisher Tyndale House through NetGalley for my copy for review. All opinions are my own.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
From the very first page Dark Tide had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down until the very end! This was my favorite book of the series and sadly the last book in the series. I'm not finished with the Justice family though since I missed out on Dead Wrong I plan on going back and reading that soon. I really enjoyed Derrick and Gina's story. Although both of them had issues in their past that seemed to keep them from trusting others their attraction to each other never wavered through the years. I enjoyed reading their story unfold. Susan Sleeman knows how to write a great romantic suspense that will have this reader missing spending time with the Justice family. If you're a fan of suspense and a fan of romance then this is a series for you!
I received my copy of the book from the publisher Harlequin through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Here are my reviews:
No Way Out
Thread of Suspicion
Friday, February 28, 2014
When it seems that Jake, Daphne's lawyer, may be getting back together with his ex she crosses him off of her list of prospective husbands. There still seems to be a long list of potentials though. A lot of nice men, a few frogs, but no Prince Charming for Daphne...yet.
Dating, Dining, and Desperation was quite entertaining and amused me in several places. I like how Daphne is settling into Appleton and finding her place in the small little town. Her character seems to be maturing and I love her desire to help a friend/neighbor in need. Her dates made for some entertaining reading and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next Dear Daphne book which is titled: Home, Hearth, and Holidays and scheduled for ebook release shortly after Dating, Dining, and Desperation releases.
Thank you to B&H Publishers through NetGalley for my copy of the book which releases March 1, 2014. This review is my honest opinion.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Summer and her husband have been married for about a year. Before they were married Summer told her husband that the only thing she could never forgive was if he lied to her. When Summer is awakened with a gun to her head she soon finds that not only has her husband lied to her, but he has also plunged her and those she loves the most into mortal danger.
From the very first pages I was hooked! Seriously, my heart was pounding several times while reading this book. Not only was I on the edge of my seat from the suspense of the events happening, but also from all of the emotions that each character was feeling. Throughout I was often wondering if Summer would ever be able to forgive her husband. Then just as the emotional turmoil would subside a bit then another suspenseful scene would take it's place! I'm a definite fan of mystery/suspense and NO ONE TO TRUST did not disappoint in either category. Oh, and I can't even mention the snakes...*shiver*
Friday, February 21, 2014
Full of striking and unforgettable images, Find Momo is part art book and part "Where's Waldo?" and it will challenge and inspire dog lovers, photography buffs, and curious readers of all ages.
About the Authors:
Andrew Knapp is a freelance interface designer and photographer from northern Ontario. Dog crazy, with a desire to make everyday routines into creative adventures, Andrew has presented a TEDx Talk, Huffington Post, Mashable, ABCNews.com, and the Daily Mail Online.
Momo is an adorable, brown-eyed, nearly five-year-old border collie, Andrew's BFF, and a genius at hiding. he has over 100,000 Instagram fans. Say hello at gofindmomo.com
VISIT WWW.GOFINDMOMO.COM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOOK, SEE MORE PHOTOS OF MOMO, AND TO SEE IF MOMO WILL BE VISITING YOUR CITY.
This book was so fun to look through! I loved trying to find Momo in each picture. Besides Momo being adorable in each of his hiding places, the pictures are beautiful! Momo is a talented dog who does his job well at hiding for each picture. I was thankful for the "answers" in the back of the book for those pictures that I just couldn't find Momo. Before I had seen Find Momo I had never heard of him even though he is an internet sensation. After reading Momo's and Andrew's story I signed up for an Instagram account so that I can now "find Momo" along with the thousands of other people that follow their adventures. I'm looking forward to sharing this book with my grandchildren to see if they too can "find Momo."
Thanks to Quirk Publishers for my copy of Find Momo for review purposes.