Burden Of Proof…….by DiAnn Mills

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Burden Of Proof…….by DiAnn Mills

What an interesting intense suspense……..I was hooked from the first page and it held me tight through the entire book. Well written with lots of action from the beginning! The plot was interesting with strong characters. We have a man jumping from a bridge to his death. A baby kidnapping, a FBI female kidnapped and held hostage, a man fighting for his innocence. There are so many twists and turn to this great novel and throughout you see the strong faith of the characters and the strong corruptness of other characters.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Romantic Suspense. ….I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.

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Darkwater Secrets (Darkwater Inn Book 1) by Robin Caroll

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Darkwater Secrets (Darkwater Inn Book 1)   by Robin Caroll

Robin Caroll is a great suspense writer and she did not disappoint in this first book of a new series. Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans where there is voodoo and all sorts of witches and curses. There is intense mystery surrounding the murder of a guest in the Darkwater Inn. When the guest doesn’t check out when he is supposed to, his room has to be opened by the manager of the Inn. Adelaide Fontaine, General Manager, Dimitri Pampalon, owner, and Security Officer Geoff Aubois found the body in the bathroom. …..Such a shock to all concerned, the door was locked, security camera shows no one entering prior to his death. How did someone get into the room?  Very strong and believable characters and events……Caroll has woven a very intriguing story with lots of twists and turns and yes, even secrets. I was given a complimentary copy to read and review by Gilead Publishing through NetGalley. All opinions and thoughts are mine.

Unchained (The Potter’s House Books Book 8) by Juliette Duncan

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Unchained (The Potter’s House Books Book 8)  by Juliette Duncan

Duncan has written a beautiful book with so much meaning and lessons learned in life. A story of first, forgiveness from man and of course God’s great forgiveness even when we hurt our loved ones and cause extreme embarrassment to our family. Tessa lost her home, her car and source of income when her husband was incarcerated for three years. Her son was very bitter and she had to contend with this and while looking for employment and a place to live. She forgave her husband and stood by him and looked to God for guidance. Her true friends were there for her and her family pitched in to help. Duncan shows how if we let God, He will unchain us from the sins and flaws that the world entices us with.  A great story of love and forgiveness.

 

River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart

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River to Redemption  by Ann H. Gabhart

River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and touching story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with suspense and danger will have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr a young girl of seven years who lost her parents and younger brother to the horrible epidemic.  Louis, a slave who chose to stay behind and help the sick and bury the dead instead of slipping away to freedom…… Ms. Gabhart intertwines a true life story with fiction. This deals with slavery and gives insight as to what slaves had to face during this time in our history. What a powerful and compelling story of faith, hope and determination. Well written and with vivid detail as Gabhart does in all her books.
I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my own words.

The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel) by Colleen Coble

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The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel)  by Colleen Coble

 

          The House at Saltwater Point is defiantly a page turner.  Cobble has written another great suspense novel with a strong plot  and strong characters, First we have a missing sister very likely murdered, then a young man with a prosperous happy life finds out from a stranger that she is his sister and that he was adopted. Then a huge supply of cocaine is missing/stolen. The main heroine refuses to believe her missing sister is dead in spite of the huge amount of blood that was found on her boat. How does all these events tie in together?                                                                               This book was amazing. So many twists and turns. I did not see how everything could be resolved to bring about the ending. Cobble did not disappoint on this one. I loved every gripping, action filled page. …………I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book #2) by Rachel Dylan

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Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book #2)    by Rachel Dylan

What a thriller! My first to read by this author and I hope I get to read others. From the very first page,you will be drawn into this excellent written book with very real and believable characters. {some much too real} This legal thriller mixes white collar crime and street/gang crimes with a lot of suspense and danger. Dylan writes with knowledge as she is a lawyer working with courtroom /trials/judges. There are many twists and turns to keep you guessing and some brutal murders making you to conclude just who are the bad guys. This fast paced thriller will hold your attention until the last page, with the characters holding on to their faith in God and has a happy ending.                               I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review. This is my honest opinion about this book.

This Freedom Journey (Heart of the Mountains) by Misty M. Beller

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This Freedom Journey (Heart of the Mountains)   by Misty M. Beller

Another very interesting historical novella by Beller.  The story opens up in a blinding blizzard with a man and his donkey stumbling along knowing for sure he is going to freeze to death soon. He can see nothing but the swirling snow so with outstretched hands hoping to feel the mountain that is surely somewhere in front of him, but then his hand touches wood. It cannot be a wooden structure in the middle of nowhere. Surely no one can be living here. Inside he finds a near dead woman, no heat and no food. He takes shelter for himself and his donkey intending to leave on the morrow when the blizzard is over. The next day after trying to get a little food in her from his meager supply, he finds he cannot leave her to die alone although she has told him to be on his way, that she will be alright. Beller has written an excellent story with very strong characters and even a lovable donkey.   After the stormy blizzard, the sun breaks through literally and into a warm love story that will surely leave you wanting to read the next book in the Heart of the Mountain series.  I was gifted this book by the author and this review is in my own words,

The Heart of Home by Stephenia H. McGee

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The Heart of Home  by Stephenia H. McGee

The book opens up shortly after the civil war. Opal Martin and her mother are trying to piece their life back together after the horrid war. Most of their furnishing are gone and also all the servants. When a smooth talking stranger arrives at their door seeking to buy their home, something doesn’t add up. Opal’s mother is completely taken in by the thought of selling their home so she can move and start a new beginning…..  Then Opal finds a half drowned confederate soldier on her porch semi conscious and seems to be dying. He even asks to be able to die on her porch.  What can she do?  She cannot in good conscious leave him there……..A most interesting read with lots of unexpected happenings…… Can her Mother convince her to sell and start over again?  What becomes of the wounded soldier? Is it possible to recover from all the war has taken from them?   You will enjoy this great historical romance from McGee, another winner.

My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby’s Prospects by Janice Thompson

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My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby’s Prospects   by Janice Thompson

My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California is my first to read by this author. This is a sweet love story for many of the characters.  It is also a novel showing the historical beginnings in America. This book explores the era of the California Gold Rush, the ’49ers, and the roots of San Francisco, what brought so many people to the Wild West. This book places you right there in the middle of all the action from the viewpoint of a young woman from England, with her staunch butler. At times it is humorous and at others somewhat sad. A well written novel that will keep you reading to see how it all will end.               I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Light My Fire: Christian romantic suspense (Summer of the Burning Sky Book 1…….by Susan May Warren

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Light My Fire: Christian romantic suspense (Summer of the Burning Sky Book 1…….by Susan May Warren

The Jude County Smokejumpers are back with some old friends and some new faces as well! If you’ve read any of the Montana Fire series, you know how much intense action and breath taking suspense Susan May Warren writes into her novels! This book 1 in her new series is no exception……. We have burning fires in Alaska, prison break, fugitives fleeing and a murderer on the loose. Enters U.S. Marshall Stevie Mills intending to capture her fugitive at any cost. She finds what she is not looking for, reunion with her estranged parents and romance/love from one of the firefighters. There so much danger and intense emotions happening in the  Summer of the Burning Sky…….Light My Fire is another winner for Warren.
I was given a copy of this book by the author and was under no obligation to post a review.