25 Book Reviews

Friday, August 30, 2019

Another Great Read from Alana Terry!! Make sure that you enter the giveaway.!

                    "Termination Dust"
                       By Alana Terry

About the book: 

Genre: Contemporary Christian Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Termination Dust e bookAn abusive father. A devoted sister. When danger strikes, she’ll walk through fire to protect her family.
Despite years of trauma, Kimmie’s faith has never faltered. And after her mom’s unexpected death, Kimmie risks everything to save her autistic brother from a life of neglect and abuse.
Caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous dilemma, she dashes out with her brother into the bitter Alaskan night. With the devil in pursuit and the law on her stepdad’s side, Kimmie must brave the perils of the freezing wilderness in a desperate attempt to finally reach safety.
Can Kimmie survive the daring escape, or has she doomed both herself and her brother to a frozen grave?
Termination Dust is a standalone novel in the unforgettable Alaskan Refuge Christian Suspense series. If you like determined characters, harsh landscapes, and faith under fire, then you’ll love Alana Terry’s riveting novel.
Buy Termination Dust to dive headfirst into a gripping adventure today!

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My Thoughts: 
This book is part of the Alaskan Refuge series by Alana Terry. I must say that after reading this book I am eagerly awaiting her next in the series. This tale is  one that is guaranteed to keep you in suspense throughout. 

All of the characters are described in such a detailed realistic way that you feel the deep emotions as you walk alongside Kimmie on her difficult life journey. This young lady who would sacrifice anything for her little brother, who has suffered alongside his sister , at the hand of a stepfather. Their past has been filled with terror and abuse. Alana exhibits her talent in drawing her readers into these individuals' lives. Along comes a stater trooper who shares Kimmie's commitment to justice and who also shares her love of the Lord. 

The plot is full of twists and turns, keeping the reader totally engrossed from beginning to end. The rugged countryside of Alaska is perfect for this adventure. You feel the cold as the two young people attempt to escape a horrible situation.

This is definitely a five star book!! The underlying theme of God's goodness and faithfulness to see us through any troubles remains with the reader for some time after reading this book. What a great reminder that He will forgive our past and give us hope for the future.

This book was received from CelebrateLit. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 

About the Author

Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

More from Alana

Something some of my fans may not know about me is while I grew up in the continental United States, I have made my home with my husband and children in Alaska for many years now. I have grown to love Alaska, which is probably why I was so excited to write this series about the Alaskan wilderness to share a bit of my favorite parts of Alaska with my readers.
In Alaska, we have a phrase that perfectly describes the fall season: Termination Dust.
That’s when the first snow falls on the mountains, signifying the end of summer. Fall in Alaska is beautiful. Orange on the tips of the trees lend a splash of color against the backdrop of unending green. For the first time since May, it gets dark enough to see the stars. If you brave the cold and happen to be awake at 1 am, you might even see some shooting stars.
I hope you enjoy reading about Kimmie and her autistic brother as much as I enjoyed writing their story. As with all my suspense novels, if you like determined characters, harsh landscapes, and faith under fire, get ready to dive headfirst into a gripping adventure today!

Blog Stops

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Emily Yager, August 30
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Mary Hake, September 5
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To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away a grand prize of a $30 Amazon gift card.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Read To Keep You On The Edge of Your Seat!!

   " Deadly Intentions"
        By Lisa Harris     


Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victim's husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.

Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn's theory, Josh soon realizes that the attack that took his wife's life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn's team--and what their end game is--before it's too late.

In this nail-biting thriller, award-winning author Lisa Harris will have you believing that there's no such thing as random.

My Thoughts:
Lisa Harris has been a favorite author of mine for some time, so I had high expectations. This book did not disappoint. Lisa has created yet another superior romantic suspense!! From beginning to end, my heart was throbbing as I sat on the edge of my seat. 

The characters are so realistically described that the reader quickly becomes immersed in their lives, understanding and feeling ever challenge, fear, worry. 

The plot moves at a quick pace, filled with unexpected twists and turns. I could not put this book down. I just had to know what happened next. This is an excellent tale of murder, conspiracy , threat and greed, so be ready for a rocky ride. The reader is drawn deeper and deeper into this book.

Deadly Intentions offers us reminders of many important facts of life. God gives us power to withstand the evil all around us. The truth will overcome all and always sets us free. The underlying theme throughout this book reminds us that God is always with us and will protect us from our enemies. 

This standalone book is a winner  in the suspense category!! Well done, Lisa Harris!!

This book was received from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Another Great Read from Liz Johnson!

        "A Glitter of Gold"
            By Liz Johnson


Carter has been searching for the location of the wreck detailed in the worn pages of an 18th-century diary, the discovery of which could open the door to his dream job at a prestigious museum. But convincing Anne to help him fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle is no easy task. And working with Carter means that Anne will have to do the one thing she swore she'd never do again: trust a man.

Finding a monetary backer and sticking with a search that's turning up nothing will take all their dedication--and every secret they've tried to hide. If they can find the lost ship,  they may discover a treasure worth more than all the pirate gold in the world--love.

My Thoughts:

My expectations were high when I started to read this novel, as I have loved all the books I have previously read by this author. She has an outstanding talent as a storyteller, keeping one totally engrossed from beginning to end of her tales. And what a tale this is!!! What could possibly be better than a  story of a heroine, Anne, who directs pirate tours in Savannah , Georgia? Sounds mysterious and somewhat spooky, doesn't it?? Finding an artifact from a possible ship wreck , she decides she must find out what it is and what is it worth; Don't we all wish we could find a pirate's treasure???? This grabbed my attention and wouldn't let it go!! Carter, a museum director, enters the scene as Anne seeks answers. He also is following a quest of his own, searching for answers about a family diary that has been handed down many years. Could there be a connection between the two?? 

The characters in this book , were so realistically and well described that they drew me right into the story. I felt their every worry, concern, challenge and fear.  I walked alongside them in their rocky road of life. 

The plot developed at a somewhat slow pace, however there were unexpected twists and turns to keep the reader in suspense. 

A strong sense of God's power to bring healing and forgiveness comes through loud and clear. If only we allow Him, He will lead us in our path in life. 

This book was supplied by Revel, a division of Baker Publishing House. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own.

A Thought Provoking Read! Be sure to enter the giveaway!!

                   "Adventures in Poverty"
Adventures-in-Poverty-hi-res                       By Nancy Bolton

About the Book:

Genre: Memoir
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Faced with eviction, living on union strike pay, our time for making a decision was running out. Where could we go to live with our five small sons? We had few options. The scariest possibility was also the one that fit best with our tiny income. But could we really make such a difficult move? To transport our family, and our mobile home onto a five-acre parcel of rural, undeveloped land? No electricity, no run Whning water, with winter fast approaching. It sounded a little crazy…….
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 My Thoughts:
My first thought when looking at the cover comments of this book, was that I was not going to be thrilled with this read!!  Not my kind of book! HOWEVER,  this opinion changed within the first chapter. I was quickly caught up in problems that people have actually experienced - poverty, of which I have no experience. What  a great read for young adults who think the world is treating them so badly! 

The detail that this author uses to describe a  hopeless situation is amazing. I felt that I was there, walking alongside these poor family as they made the best in such hopeless times. The characters were realistically described so that you could feel their every challenge. This question kept coming to my mind: What would I do in this  situation? No money, no home, no job...... In this day and age, our youth have no idea what this would be like.  The plot moved slowly, however, I felt that this book was more about feelings and finding the positive in dire situations. How attitudes could be changed. What we should appreciate!

All in all, I highly recommend this to be read by not only young but those of us who are older and may have forgotten what is really important in life!!
This book was a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

About the Author

Nancy BoltonNancy Shew Bolton is a wife, mother, grandmother, jewelry maker, crochet crafter, and of course: a writer! She lives in upstate New York in a lovely scenic region known as The Fingerlakes. Widowed last year, she is comforted by her five sons, two grandchildren and a marvelous array of family and other loved ones. She loves the creative process, and puts her whole focus into the stories she writes. May you be entertained and uplifted by them!

More from Nancy

Sometimes life hands out an unexpected challenge, and the direction you mapped out for your family comes up against a big roadblock. And there you are, trying to navigate back to a path that makes sense. One that would be as close to the previous path as you can get. But our only options led us in directions far away from what we were used to.
Faced with eviction, living on union strike pay, our time for making a decision was running out. Where could we go to live with our five small sons? We had few options. The scariest possibility was also the one that fit best with our tiny income. But could we really make such a difficult move? To transport our family, and our mobile home onto a five-acre parcel of rural, undeveloped land? No electricity, no running water, with winter fast approaching. It sounded a little crazy…


To celebrate her tour, Nancy is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and eBook copy of her book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e7c7/adventures-in-poverty-celebration-tour-giveaway

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...