This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 1) by Misty M. Beller

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This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 1) by Misty M. Beller

Suspenseful, dangerous, enlightening and of course treacherous  is this journey through the forested mountains with snow and at times a blizzard. A young widow with child and her twin brother have entrusted their lives to a morose mountain man who is a stranger to them and acts even stranger. What secret is he hiding? As they battle the mountain wilderness on their way to Canada, a lot is learned about this sad mountain man. He leads them onward , not counting the danger to his own life.  Danger from the elements, hostile Indians, attacks from wild animals and many uncertain decisions makes this book a most interesting read. Misty Beller has a great novel in this Christian Historical romance. I highly recommend this book, it was a pleasure to read and review it for the author.

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SON OF PROMISE by Caryl McAdoo

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SON OF PROMISE  by Caryl McAdoo

Son Of Promise opens up in Texas in the very early 1950’s, McAdoo brings in some of the former characters from previous books, although it is a stand-a-lone novel. I loved the history of Texas during this era and especially the colloquialism. A child born from a one night stand when Travis Buckmeyer was just a young unmarried man is now introduced into his family. Cody an unwanted twelve year old in juvenile detention with nowhere to go and no one to claim him. It takes the Buckmeyer family a lot of faith in God and doing the right thing to go and claim him and take him into their home. This story shows that the love of God within can overcome all obstacles. Your past does not determine your future. Such a gentle story of Faith, love,forgiveness and yielding the sinful man to a higher power………McAdoo  has a special way in making her characters so real you can definitely relate to their lives. She ropes the reader in until the last word is written and you are looking forward to her next book.

Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) by Susan May Warren

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Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) by Susan May Warren

Warren is one of my favorites and she has delivered once again a most interesting read. Another great book with the characters of Peak Rescue. Mostly this is the story of Ian and Sierra. We get to share the sorrows, triumphs, disappoints and even tragedies of the PEAK characters. Also the romance that has been kindled among the different couples.  There is also much adventure and danger, at times you’re holding your breath. We even have this couple marooned on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean…….Loved it……….I was given a copy from Revell and this is my honest review.

An Eye for An Eye: Canyon Rock Suspense Series Book 2 by Patricia Bell

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A great suspenseful read with a great plot and believable characters…….A young mother with her small son is running for her life from her abusive drug deranged husband. He has beaten her unmercifully again and she knows if he finds her he will kill her. But she has no one and no where to run to, her own mother turned away from her long ago because of her paranoid husband. She drives and drives until she can go no more and  turns off to a small insignificant town and there with the help of friendly people make a new life for herself and her son. She begins to feel safe, surely he could never find her here……but after almost a year he finds her. What ensues is a very nail biting suspenseful read…..  Loved this book and the way Bell brought in the love God has for His own. Can’t wait for her next book.                                                                                                         

Drawn by the Frost Moon: Love the War Woman (Creek Country Saga Book 5) by April W. Gardner

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Drawn by the Frost Moon: Love the War Woman (Creek Country Saga Book 5)   by April W. Gardner

One of the best Historical fiction on the ways, customs and superstitions of the American Indians that I have read. Gardner certainly has researched and brought her characters to life……This book is the story of Fierce Mink a Muscogee Senior Warrior and Chief Tall Bull. Mink has loved Tall Bull all her life, since a small child when she followed him everywhere he went. He has taught her how to become a great warrior. He thinks of her as a sister and is devoted to her. Thinking herself homely, she has resigned herself to being the protector for her “heart” and watching him wed another. There is so much detail of the Indian life, wars and enemies to hold you spellbound. How they obtained their food during the lean times. Also how they chose their mates. It also ends beautifully…… I highly recommend this book to all who loves reading about the ways and tribal customs of the American Indian. I was gifted this book and my review is in my own words, loved it.

Death at Thorburn Hall (A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #6) by Julianna Deering

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This is a “whodunit mystery” written in the style of Sherlock Holmes.The setting is in the 1930’s in England and gives us a glimpse of England’s upper class. There are down to earth characters and also quirky characters which make for an interesting read. Kept me guessing from the beginning to the startling ending. Never suspected the murderer to be who it was…… I thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me a copy of Death at Thorburn Hall in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

The View from Rainshadow Bay (A Lavender Tides Novel) by Colleen Cobble

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The View from Rainshadow Bay (A Lavender Tides Novel) by Colleen Cobble

This novel takes place in Washington State amid the Lavender fields and Cobble does not disappoint her readers in this mystery/suspense….. A climbing “accident” leaves a young woman a widow and their 4 year old boy fatherless. Then her partner and father figure is killed and a few days later his wife is killed. The young woman is their sole heir and this causes suspicion to be cast her way. Then she is sent a warning that she will be next if she does not give back what is not hers. But what do they want? She has no clue as to what they could want. She has to protect her child and her husband’s best friend helps by having her and her son move into his home which has watch dogs and strong security…….there is so much excitement and danger in this one book. You’ll think you have figured out who the murderer is…then it’s not them, so it must be…no not them. Your mind will be in a whirl with all that’s happening. You will keep turning the pages until the surprising ending.There is a romance beginning and ending in The View From Rainshadow Bay, such a good book…..I was gifted this book from the publisher via Netgally and this review is my own thoughts.

Holding the Fort (The Fort Reno Series Book #1) by Regina Jennings

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Holding the Fort (The Fort Reno Series Book #1) by Regina Jennings

The Lovely Lola Bell has found herself replaced by a younger blonde as the favorite bar room singer. With no parents and her only brother away at Fort Reno, what will she do or where can she go. Singing is all she has ever known, even though it was in saloons, it kept her in food and clothing.She hears that her younger brother Bradley has gotten himself in trouble at the fort and is in the guard house……She comes up with a plan to go to Fort Reno and convince Bradley he needs to shape up as she can no longer help him. With that many men in one place, there had to be a need for
diversions. She didn’t know if the officers at Fort Reno would
allow it, but it was worth a try. If only she could convince the U.S.
Cavalry that their troopers would benefit from some wholesome entertainment or half way wholesome, at least……Major Adams’s two motherless children are running wild at the fort and he decides to hire a governess for them, less his mother in law steps in to take the girls away to the city. Through the help of his friend he hired a mature widowed missionary teacher for his children….. On the way to the fort the teacher gets sick and has to return home and Louisa {Lovely Lola} is at the same stop over and promises to take her trunk of books on to the fort for her. When Louisa arrives and is mistaken for the teacher she decides to go along with the assumption that she is the newly arrived governess…..The rest of this historical novel is sometimes humorous and altogether interesting. You will love the characters and the delightful ending. I was gifted this book through Netgalley and the review is my own words.

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill Book #2) by Julie Klassen

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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill Book #2) by Julie Klassen

Oh those ladies that live at Ivy Hill, especially the two ladies that live in Ivy Cottage. These two ladies have left the bloom of youth behind and it appears that love and marrying has left them behind. One is beautiful and still pines for her first love. After Rachael Ashworth’s father died and his estate passed to another Ashworth, she is penniless and moves into Ivy Cottage with her friend Mercy. Mercy is plain in looks and her mother does not let her forget and does her best to get suitors that will take an interest in her. This is humiliating to Mercy. Klassen has a wonderful way of bringing life to her characters and making them real. You find yourself in the middle of their struggles and wanting the best for their life. You will definitely enjoy your visit to Ivy Hill and want to return to see how it goes with the interesting inhabitants……….I was gifted this book from netgalley for my honest review.

On Eagles’ Wings (Wyldhaven Book 2) by Lynnette Bonner

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On Eagles’ Wings (Wyldhaven Book 2) by Lynnette Bonner

Bonner has written a winner in this second book about the newly formed town of Wyldhaven. There are several interesting stories in the book, but I would say the main character is Dixie who along with her mother owns the local boarding house. Actually this is her mother in law. The town knows Dixie as an unmarried woman, but when a U.S. Marshal comes to town seeking the where about of two female murderers, then the book gets really interesting. He hangs around to study the two women and who arrives on the scene but the “dead” husband. You will definitely keep turning the pages to see the outcome of this dilemma. Oh yes and the Marshal finds love in this little town, something he wasn’t looking for…..I was gifted this book by the author but was under no obligation to leave a favorable review but happy to do so.