25 Book Reviews

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You can NOT miss this new book, by Lynette Eason!!! A thriller, mystery, and even some romance!!

                      "No One to Trust"                       
                        By Lynette Eason

If you want to read a book that captivates your attention from the first page, then this is the one for you!! Lynette is the bestselling author of the Justice Series and the Deadly Reunions Series!!
As a reader who loves a good thriller, I was hooked from the first page!  This book is the first of Lynette's newest series entitled ""Hidden Identity" and was no disappointment to me! Her usual high standard of suspense, mystery , coupled with a lovely romance was met in this novel!! 

The plot was one of many twists and turns. You just never could predict what complication would arise next!! And the complications were many and at times completely shocking.  Everything that makes a superior thriller was encompassed in this plot! The events are well organized and laid out in such a way that you are on the edge of your seat, with your heart pounding, as the next chapter is read. Expect a delayed bedtime and a loss of memory of the world around you, as you become part of this story. In fact, meals were late, housework not done.... BUT, blame the author!! I couldn't put the book down, until I finished it, much to my husband's chagrin.

The main character, Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband has vanished!! Three men are in HER house, wanting to find him! Her life she has been living is based on a lie!! Summer is in shock! She was in love with Kyle and put her trust in him. Now, she discovers that there is another Kyle, that she doesn't know at all!!  Who is Kyle??? The computer programmer, that she met in line at the bank, OR the one who apparently was using that image to hide and cover his real being???

The search for her husband, and the answers . result in taking Summer deep into a world of organized crime, a place she knows nothing about. People are used one moment , then discarded the next. Summer is completely puzzled!  Who can she believe, when her relationship of trust has been tested beyond what she could ever think?? 

In this novel , Lynette outdoes herself in her tale of lies and loyalties.  There is truth hidden in the shadows, but will Summer find it?? Is her husband alive?? Who is he ??

These characters are described in a realistic way with personalities that you can connect with immediately. They have deep emotions that are at times displayed in their extreme choices and actions. You feel their fears, worries, and become intensely involved in their lives. Your heart pounds as they encounter believable terrorizing situations. A great book for any reader!

Now, I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series!!  Lynette has succeeded in writing another winner!! Definitely, a five star book!!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Super Read:"Two Authors Team Up to Deliver a Stunning Depression Era Drama"


                       "All Things Hidden"
         By Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

These two authors, got together, and did a superior job of writing a book worthy of great praise! I simply could not put this book down. It was not a subject that I would normally  be attracted to, however, I l loved this storyline!  It kept me curious and entertained throughout, as well as keeping me glued to the page!! Surprises in the plot line were numerous and just the right amount of suspense to keep me wondering about the final outcome.

Gwyn Hillerman, the main character, loves being a nurse at her father's clinic in Alaska. It is an isolated frontier , but she loves it!! Her family life has not been one of happiness or contentment. It has been rough ever since her mother left them, as she hated the "uncivilized" country, taking Gwyn's younger sister with her. 

In Chicago, Doctor Jeremiah Vaughn finds his life in shatters and turned upside down. His medical license has been stripped away after a wealthy, affluent patient dies. As a result of his loss of his well respected profession, his fiance breaks off their engagement, supported wholeheartedly by her mother. Jeremiah needs to make a new life for himself , away from those who seem to want to destroy his every happiness. Gwyn's father, Dr. Hillerman, invites him to join his busy and ever growing  practice in the isolated area in Alaska.

Gwyn and Jeremiah meet, and although each is leery of new relationships, recognize a growing attraction for each other. Then, along come rumors of Jeremiah's past to upset the romance.  Will love be enough to let this relationship grow and thrive? Will God show them a way to trust and let His plan continue?   Obstacles abound!! Gwyn and Jeremiah must be strong enough to overcome!!

The plot has many twists and turns that keep the reader engrossed throughout the book. Characters are realistic and well developed . New ones are constantly being introduced into the story add to the complications. Many of them  are quirky,  and definitely appeal to the reader, as they add some humor as well as turmoil to the plot.  Gwyn became a friend to me. I cried with her in her times of trouble and worry  and rejoiced with her in her happiness.

This is a book that would appeal to readers of all ages! The Alaskan countryside is described in accurate  detail. I easily pictured the environment in which these people had settled and grew to love it with them. It was a love story with intense feelings, full of complications and roadblocks.

Definitely, a five star book!!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

Another Fantastic Read by One of My Favorite Authors, Vannetta Chapman!

An Amish Proposal for Christmas  By Vannetta Chapman Synopsis: Her deepest Christmas wish will bring more than she imagined…in this novel by...