Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

Mercy  is doing what she can to survive in Oregon Territory, but soon feels that she must move on.  I felt that she was very brave to take on what she did as she goes to help a friend.  She has to take on the unknown, but feels that it is better than what she is leaving behind.  She must rely on friends and her faith to survive it all.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

Tess O'Rourke is trying to become the best female chief she can, but that all changes one night with the shooting of an unarmed teenager.  She finds herself looking for a new start and finds it in rouge's Hollow.  While there the cousin of a close friend goes missing and she must depend on the help of Deputy Steve Logan to help her track down a murderer.
     I liked how Tess realized that she needed a new start and made it happen.  She has to work hard not only at her job, but at getting accepted, but she preservers on. I enjoyed seeing how she was able to open up and work with Steve, not only on the case, but allowing him in her personal life as well.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.

Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

I really enjoyed reading this book and it was a story of generations and understanding.  Hazel is very watchful of her family after her sister disappears.  Her daughter resents her for it, while her granddaughter loves her for it.  I really got in to it as the family had to come together and really talk things out and just maybe come back together.
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Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

I have really enjoyed reading this series and seeing how the characters grow, but you can still understand the story if you haven't read the other books.  The suspense was very much there as you wondered what Declan and Tanner would run across next as they try to seek out a terrorist.  Declan and Tanner have to work at working together even they know that they need to do what they can to be successful and Declan knows that Tanner is his best bet in following a lead that he has.  A great read.
     I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.

Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley

I really enjoyed seeing how Kelsey worked to get her business noticed and worked at proving that she was needed to the businesses that she was trying to work with.  Kelsey is working with the Pink Palace Museum and finds herself in over her head when her security measures have to turn to investigating a murder and to working with Detective Brad Hollister.   Having visited the Pink Palace it was easy to imagine the scenes and that made it a bit more interesting.   This book will keep you guessing until the end.
     I received a copy of  this book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.

The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

I really enjoyed this story of heartache and joy.  Amelia is unsure how to go on after the death of James, her baby's father and wonders if she should turn to his family for help.  I felt for her as she contemplated what route to take, especially as she learned more about his family.  This was a hard time for anyone who had loved ones participating in the war and their families at home as well.  A well written book.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher , the review is entirely my own.

The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker

This is a new author for me, but I think I will look for more from him.  His book is a good example of story telling that gives the story of Samuel and his quest to bring back his mother and a search to decide what the best decision is.  Samuel's life changes at twelve and he just wants things back the way they were.  He takes whatever advice he can to try and turn back time and soon finds himself with more that expected.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.