When Angels Cry by MaryLu Tyndall

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I love anything written by MaryLu Tyndall, but I must admit I was a little hesitant on reading this one.  It is very different from her other books, yet it is on par with the age in which we now live and what we will be facing in the very near future. The main characters are Angelica (Angel) Smoke, a single mother used by God to forsee things in the spirit world by dreams and visions and Daniel  Cain, a prominent preacher/pastor of a mega church.  They knew each other when Daniel was a seminary student, and she was a cocktail waitress and they fell in love. They were driven apart by hurtful circumstances. They have not seen one another for years. God sends her with a message to tell Daniel he needs to return to biblical truth.  The true bible is forbidden to own and read and a “new” bible with lots of  passages omitted is what is permitted. Angel tries to reach Daniel and help him see he has gone astray, but he thinks because thousands attend his church, he is doing God’s will.  When Angels Cry is a powerful, thought provoking book. It paints a picture of what the end times will be like and the spiritual battle that is continuously ongoing in the world even now.  Reading this powerful novel will open your eyes to the demonic forces that are at work in the lives of people today.      We need to read the word and hide it in our hearts for the time will come when we may not have the privilege to have the truth…………I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.                                                                                                                      

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille by Erica Vetsch

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My Heart Belongs in Ft. Bliss, Texas is a great Christian historical fiction novel that I truly enjoyed! This is my first book to read by Erica Vetsch and I hope it won’t be the last. The book opens with Priscilla Hutchens traveling to Ft. Bliss, Texas to get her twin nephew and niece whose parents have recently died. She despises everything about the wagon trip west, the barren terrain, the dust, she can’t wait to collect the children and be on her way back to Ohio and her job as an illustrator for a catalog. Major Elliot Ryder has the children at the fort and promised his sister on her deathbed that he would care for the twins as his own.  Priscilla arrives at the fort and finds that the post doctor has the children and refuses to give them up. She intends to stay long enough to persuade him that they would be so much better off to be raised in a civil society. She disdains everything about army life as it took the  lives of her father and her brother. As she stays and battles the stubborn doctor, who enlists her help, she begins to soften toward him and the army way of life.                  There is a struggle of wills, sickness, enlightenment, Indians, hostile and friendly and romance………beautifully written.                                                                                                                        I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour publishing and was under no obligation to post a review, but was honored to do so.

 

 

 

 

The Priority Unit (Maine Justice Book 1) by Susan Page Davis

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Susan Page Davis has written a most interesting book that will have you turning pages into the night.. Her characters are real to life and you feel like you are right there with them……..Harvey Larson is a police detective with the Portland, Maine police department, the Priority Unit.  Harvey has lived alone since his wife left him over 10 years ago, hoping somehow they could be reconciled, never giving up hope and wondering, what could he have done differently.  He is called to investigate the disappearing of a computer programmer and there he meets Jennifer and instantly feels a strong attraction to her. She is beautiful in a unadorned way, but he knows she is much too young for him. Days go by and no leads on the disappearance of Dunham and Harvey cannot forget this young lady who was the first to interest him in ten years……then a break comes, Dunham’s car was found. Harvey gets a chance to go back to Coastal for more questioning and the chance to see Jennifer again. ….then later his body is found, more questioning. He gathers up enough nerve to ask Jennifer out for lunch, and begins falling for her in spite of their age difference……Someone is out to kill Harvey , but why and who?  Is there a connection to Coastal and Nick Dunham’s murder?  Is Jennifer in danger,where will it all end?  Lots of suspense, mystery, bombings, murder and yes ……love and romance. You will love this book………                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Priority Unit (Maine Justice Book 1) by [Davis, Susan Page]

Not a Sparrow Falls (Wyldhaven Book 1) by Lynnette Bonner

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This is the first book in the Wyldhaven series and at the back of the book we get to read a little of what book two will be. ……Charlotte Brindle has for the second time found her intended to be other than what she thought and cannot see herself wed to him. She prays and ask God to lead her, as she cannot bear to be around him. Almost immediately she is offered a teaching position in the little logging town of Wyldhaven.  The ride in the stagecoach to Wyldhaven has her wondering if she did the right thing. The only other passenger is a man who stares at her and makes her very uncomfortable. Then the stagecoach is held up by some outlaws wanting the man, who is part of their gang to pay up what is owed them. The adventures start.  The sheriff  is also on the scene. Charlotte is kidnapped by the outlaw and then rescued by the sheriff, Reagan. When she arrives in Wyldhaven, it is not what she was led to believe. No church, no school and nothing like the society she was used to in Boston. She intends to leave on the next stage out. But after  meeting the children who has never had a chance to read and write, she has second thoughts. Also surely she is not attracted to the young sheriff? Sheriff Reagan comes to her rescue time and time again. There is lots of adventure here and the characters are very believable. …..I was gifted this book and my review is my own and was not solicited by the author in any way.

Not a Sparrow Falls (Wyldhaven Book 1) by [Bonner, Lynnette]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection: Hope Reaches Across the Centuries Through One Single Bottle, Inspiring Five Romances

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The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection has a lot of good reading, five romances written by five Christian authors.  All of the five romances have an ancient brass bottle withe words Hope written in Latin on it. Somehow down through time it is washed up, passed on in the different stories with a different time era…..The first in the collection is by Heather Ray Gilbert who brings some Vikings into her story. Very good one about an Irish princess whose parents were murdered along with her only brother. She joins up with some roving Tinkers to escape and stay hidden. She finds out her friend/protector is actually from the clan that murdered her family. This story has a wonderful ending…….Then there is the story of the Scottish Weaver, the bottle with Hope written on it brings hope at a needed time………Next a post Colonial nurse who is the same as a doctor who studied with her doctor father. A doctor from the islands joins her father;s practice during a time of a yellow fever outbreak. He has hardened his heart to all, especially to this young nurse/doctor. A dying patient gives him this ancient bottle and thus through hope he learns to care and even let love bloom in his heart…….Then  during the civil war a young mill worker is captured and taken to Georgia , after her home was overtaken to be used as a hospital. A young union soldier takes her to protect her and on the journey he finds himself caring what becomes of her. A very interesting read……. The next story takes place on Coronado Island in California. A young maid from the hotel is on the beach when the ancient bottle washes up and is picked up by a young man, who is a guest at the hotel. She has lost the memory of 10 years of her life and walks the beach in hopes that she will remember something from the years she lost. A beautiful story, but to me the ending was too soon with telling too little…………  each receive a message from the bottle just when they need their hope restored.                                                                                                                                                                           

In the Shadow of Denali (The Heart of Alaska Book #1)

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Tracie Peterson has teamed up with Kimberly Woodhouse to write a historical novel of early Alaska….. The book opens in the year 1917 with the death {murder} of Henry Brennan while on a mountain climb of Mt. McKinley…..Moving on to 1923 when Henry’s son comes to Alaska filled with anger, wanting answers as to how and why his dad’s body was left on the mountain. Alan Brennan meets the guide, John Ivanoff, who took his dad up the mountain and begins working with him. He find that he actually likes and admires him. He is totally different from what he suspected. Could it be that his dad’s partner, who was also on the climb, has not told him the truth?   Also he finds himself attracted to John’s daughter, Cassidy, who is beautiful, sweet and dedicated to the Lord. Things are not as he was told… All of this makes an interesting mystery romantic suspense and  you read of Alaska’s history and about mountain climbing……I was given a copy from Netgalley for my honest review.                                    In the Shadow of Denali (The Heart of Alaska Book #1) by [Peterson, Tracie, Woodhouse, Kimberley]

Love’s Eternal Breath: Historical Christian Romance (Eagle Harbor Book 4) by Naomi Rawlings

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This is my first book to read in the Eagle Harbor series, although I have read other books by the author. She has a way with words that brings the scenery and characters to life.
I loved the historical accounts of the medical practices of that day.  The heroine Lindy , a sweet giving person who bears the many scars of “bloodletting”  on her arms, because she suffers from asthma. Her mother died from complications of this disease. This no doubt came from these unorthodox treatment of  the doctors of that day. All of this has given Lindy a great fear and mistrust of doctors. Enters Dr. Seth Harrington, the newest(and better educated) doctor in this small town, who only wants what is best for Lindy and all of the people who will let him treat them.
There are so many twists, turns, disasters and even disease related deaths in this book.  Through it all common sense and trust in God prevails.  Yes….. and Lindy and Seth find true love and Lindy loses her fear of Doctors when she sees Seth’s only desire is to let God heal through him                                                                                                                                                  I was given a copy to read and review and was happy to do so.                                                                                                                       Love's Eternal Breath: Historical Christian Romance (Eagle Harbor Book 4) by [Rawlings, Naomi]

Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More (Creek Country Saga Book 4) by April W. Gardner

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Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More (Creek Country Saga Book 4), written by April W. Gardner, is a most interesting christian historical romance. It takes you into what was Spanish Florida in the year of 1817.  It is the story of Lillian McGirth and captain Marcus Buck. Lillian being the rebel she is has run to Florida and believes the lies of the handsome Don, believing he will marry her.  She gives birth to a beautiful daughter and longs to be free from her cruel lover.  The Don will not allow her to leave with his child. She is constantly doing penance for her sins and the Don goes free. The priest believing the Don was seduced and therefore innocent. Her life is miserable. Enters Marcus Buck, with the American soldiers, who has promised her father, who is dying from cancer, to do all he can to bring her home.  To tell her all is forgiven and she is loved. Captain Buck is a doctor and is allowed to treat the child who is suffering from a high fever, but is constantly watched by those who are employed by the Don. He saves the child’s life and Lillian begins to trust him and learns of her father’s desire for her to come home. But how will she be able to escape with the child?   She will not leave her daughter behind under any circumstance.                                                                                                                                                                 Lillian is suspected of being a traitor because she is the Don’s mistress.  The army uses her as a translator, but does not trust her, so therefore is not willing to help her escape.  Buck is caught in between, longing to help her, feeling a great attraction for her and keeping himself from giving in to her charms, as would be pleasing to his God.                            There are renegade Indians, Indians on the warpath, attacking forts, yet at times helping Lillian.  She has a great fear of the Creek or the red sticks, as she was captured by them and lived among them for a year, and she has a right to be afraid.                                                     This is a tale that will keep you riveted to the pages, wanting to see how it ends, but hating to see it end.  I can’t wait for the next book  about Mink, the warrior woman of the Creek Indians…………………..I was gifted this ebook  by the author to read and review and I was honored to do so. I was not told how to do the review, just happy to do so.                                                                               Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More (Creek Country Saga Book 4) by [Gardner, April W]

THE MOONBOW NIGHT by Laura Frantz

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I love  to read anything by Laura Frantz and this great book is one of her best. It takes place in 1770’s in the frontier land of Kentucky.  Frantz has a way of painting mind pictures of her characters that make you feel like you are right there with them. At times of danger, you are holding your breath until the danger has passed.  I love the way she describes the people, both Indian and settlers, the land, the mountain ridges, rivers and forts.  This is the story of Tempe Tucker and Sion Morgan, both very brave and heroic.Sion is a surveyor from Virginia traveling along with an older close friend and his brother in law who draws maps of the area.                                                                                                                       .                    Tempe lives with her mother and brother out in the wilds of the frontier. They have an inn and provide for the woodsmen and others that come through. Sion stays at the inn with his crew and Tempe  draws his interest although he is not interested in  commitment as he has to finish his surveying. He eventually enlists Tempe to be a guide for him to some unknown caves.  There is so much danger and perils along the way, constant look out for Indians on the warpath. They are eventually captured in spite of their constant watching.  Loss of lives and much more in this most interesting story of the uncharted wilds of the early frontier. Also romance. Sion realizes that he is in  love with Tempe and he will forego surveying for her love. There is much history here of the settling of the country during the time of Daniel Boone………….I was given a complimentary copy from Revell to read and review.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

With This Ring (Windswept Bay Book 6) by Debra Clopton

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This is a wonderful story of two people falling in love. One who thought he was not ready, but found himself willing. The other against it within everything within her. Jessica has been a widow for two years and is not looking for another husband, but her little boy, Kevin longs for a daddy. He even prays for a daddy and goes as far as to ask Santa to send him a daddy. When he meets Levi, the chief of police for Windswept Bay, he is determined that he has found a new daddy for his mommy!  He is so positive that Levi will be his daddy that he begins to tell everyone.  This causes Jessica much embarrassment. A delightful story bringing about this child’s deepest desire to fruition. The author did a wonderfuThis is a wonderful story of two people falling in love. One who thought he was not ready, but found himself willing. The other against it within everything within her. Jessica has been a widow for two years and is not looking for another husband, but her little boy, Kevin longs for a daddy. He even prays for a daddy and goes as far as to ask Santa to send him a daddy. When he meets Levi, the chief of police for Windswept Bay, he is determined that he has found a new daddy for his mommy!  He is so positive that Levi will be his daddy that he begins to tell everyone.  This causes Jessica much embarrassment. A delightful story bringing about this child’s deepest desire to fruition. The author did a wonderfl job bringing life to these characters. It was a privilege to read and review  With This Ring………………………………..                                                                                                                                                                With This Ring (Windswept Bay Book 6) by [Clopton, Debra]