Blind Betrayal (Defenders of Justice Book #3) by Nancy Mehl

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Blind Betrayal (Defenders of Justice Book #3)  by Nancy Mehl

Mehl has another winner in book three in the Defenders Of Justice series. This is a stand alone book, you do not have to have read the first two books in the series. Blind Betrayal involves witness protection. The FBI and U.S. Marshals come together as they are transferring a journalist to a safe house. If you like lots and lots of action and nail biting suspense with a bit of romance then this is the book for you. Bombs exploding, kidnapping, and murder. Road rage to kill, gunfights and those who are not what they seem, all make for a very interesting read……….I received a copy of this book from netgalley and Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

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Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska Book #2) Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse

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Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska Book #2)  Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse

This is book two in the Heart of Alaska Series. We find some of the same characters as in the first book and new names and faces are added. Action centers around the Curry Hotel, nestled at the foot of Mt. McKinley. The authors are excellent writers and great in their description of the Alaskan wilderness in the early nineteen hundreds. They write of the beautiful countryside, the people of Curry, the visitors from France, the sickness and the romance. The birth of babies and the healing touch as one comes to trust the Savior and learns to forgive their self and others. I was given a copy from the publisher and my review is in my own words.

Crossed Off (A Holly Novel Book 3) by C.C. Warrens

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Crossed Off (A Holly Novel Book 3) by C.C. Warrens

This is book three in the Holly series and I most certainly suggest that you read one and two before this one so you will know about Holly and the other main characters and what brought them to where Crossed Off begins….. This was a tough book to read, because you find yourself right there in the midst of everything that is going on. C.C.Warrens is a master of description and can certainly reach your very soul with her words. Abuse, molestation  and the torture of children is very prevalent in our society today.  You read about it everyday. This leaves lasting scars on the emotions of these children that stay with them through out their life. Through all of Holly’s story, we can see the hand of God working. Holly with all her phobias and insecurities touched many lives as she  clung steadfastly to her belief that God still cared for her. You cannot put this one down, for you are so caught up in the happenings.  Now we await Marx’s story.

This Wilderness Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 2) by Misty M. Beller

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This Wilderness Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 2)  by Misty M. Beller

This Wilderness Journey is the second installment from Misty Beller’s Heart of the Mountains series. We once again visit the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and the wilderness and Indian territory. This is Joseph’s story the twin to Emma from the first book. He has consented to do priest Antoine a favor by going to the fort and bringing his cousin Monty back with him. Monty is going to assist in religious outreach to the Indians.  When he gets to the fort, Monty turn out to be Monti Bergeron, a beautiful  woman. Whatever was the priest thinking, he is to escort a beautiful woman through the wilderness. This wilderness journey takes us through many exciting turns and happenings. Joseph through all that takes place turns back to God and begins to trust once again and finds a woman who can return his love. He thought himself unworthy of a woman’s love, especially beautiful Monti.  A GREAT HISTORICAL READ ………..I was given a copy from the author and my review is my own.

Cross Fire (A Holly Novel Book 2) by C.C. Warrens

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Cross Fire (A Holly Novel Book 2)   by C.C. Warrens

What a thriller! C.C. Warrens has written a great suspense novel, in fact I believe she is the master of suspense.  You definitely  will keep turning the pages. This is book two in the series and I recommend you read Criss Cross before reading this one. Criss Cross is also spell binding and will give you the background for this one. …..Warrens brings out expertly how a tender child that was mistreated and abused  will have deep and lasting emotional scars.  Only through the help of friends and God, will healing come. Holly is running for her life and there are many twists and turns that you will not see coming. What an amazing book, I can’t wait for book three in this series.

Judah’s Wife (The Silent Years Book #2): A Novel of the Maccabees by Angela Hunt

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Judah’s Wife (The Silent Years Book #2): A Novel of the Maccabees   by Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt is an excellent writer and does her research well for this historical novel.  This takes place during the time of the Maccabees and is true to the events that transpired during this era.  Hunt has created very strong characters and writes in such detail  that you can actually see them and hear them in your mind’s eye.  Judah is strong, yet gentle and his young wife Leah, is at first very timid and fearful and despises any type of violence. Of course this also takes in the many battles Judah must lead the people in. You will hold on to your seat as you read of the dangers that the people face in the battles to live and serve their God. I received a copy from the publisher and I was not required to give a review but am happy to do so.

The Pirate Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower – Book 2 – by Kathleen Y’Barbo

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The Pirate Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower – Book 2 – by Kathleen Y’Barbo

Do you like adventures sailing the high seas?  Especially ships captained by pirates, lonely island thrown in, then this book is for you. The Pirate Bride will capture your attention from the first page and will keep you turning them.  Our first glimpse in this exciting book is through the eyes of a precocious, wise-beyond-her-years  twelve year old. We also get to see a very young New Orleans and some of the wealthy elites of the era. Ships captured, slave trading and so much adventure in this thrilling novel and even romance to keep you reading.  I was gifted this book by the publisher and was happy to leave a review.

Soft Kisses and Birdsong (Riversong Book 2 by Lynnette Bonner

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Soft Kisses and Birdsong (Riversong Book 2  by Lynnette Bonner

How does one cope after their husband walks away from their marriage with no explanation?  Zaire is devastated and finally is able to make a new life for herself.  Then after two years he’s back in town saying he has changed.  Not only does Landon say he has changed and is sorry for hurting her, but wants another chance to mend their marriage.  No way can she trust this guy and although she denies it, she still loves him.  Bonner has written a beautiful story on forgiveness with God’s help. Sometimes a person has to step back and pray for the Lord to show them what they need to do and then follow through with His help……The author kindly gifted me with this book and the review is completely mine.

BENEATH A PRAIRIE MOON by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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BENEATH A PRAIRIE MOON    by Kim Vogel Sawyer

I love historical fiction and I’ve always enjoyed mail-order bride novels. This book by Sawyer has a different twist from the usual mail order bride stories.This not-so-typical mail-order bride story centers around two women, Abigail Grant and Helena Bingham.  Abigail has no living relatives and thinks her only solution is to become a mail order bride. She once traveled in society but since her father’s imprisonment for theft, she has been ostracized.   Abigail has traveled more than once to meet an unknown man seeking a bride and each time she has been rejected because she was too “uppity” for him.  Helena, the widowed owner of Bingham’s Bevy of Brides in Massechusetts  is losing money on her and cannot keep paying her fares and having to refund the men their monies. So when she is contacted to send a bevy of mail-order brides to Spivey, Kansas she decides that Abigail would best be suited to fill the role of “tutor”, to teach the rough  men manners and how to treat women/wives. When the two women arrive in Kansas the fun begins, the prospective grooms are not pleased that they have to take lessons before they can get the bride they paid for. At times they are very angry and unwilling to be taught. All in all a good read, humor and sadness, even a kidnapping and the men that did not want nor order a bride get a bride………    I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

The Unwanted Assistant: A Clean Billionaire Romance by Evangeline Kelly

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The Unwanted Assistant: A Clean Billionaire Romance   by Evangeline Kelly

This is my first book to read by this author and I’m sure it will not be the last one. Kelly is an excellent writer and the plot was somewhat different as it was something like Beauty and the Beast……..  A billionaire whose face was burned in an auto accident five years ago has become a recluse. He lost his parents and younger brother in the accident. Sawyer has scars on his face, but worse, he has scars on the inside. He feels that the only way to survive is to keep people at arm’s length. He has become a hateful individual who uses his tongue as a knife, wounding everyone who tries to reach out to him. Then in walks Ivy, who is devastated by him, yet is attracted to him and she refuses to give up.. Her kindness melted the wall he had erected around himself. This is such a good read. I was given this e-book and I am happy to leave a review.