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The First Hostage by David Rosenberg

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This is the second book in a series and it continues where the first one ended. This continues the story of J.B. Collins who is a newspaper reporter, whose writings include information from the White House.  When the president goes missing, Collins is the one who will figure it out.  As the world is falling apart around them, Collins continues writing the stories that will keep everyone informed, as well as figure out where the president is.
      I had not read the first book, so I had to do some catching up to figure out what was going on, but was able to do so.  With everything that is going on in the world today, this book gives you a perspective of how things could be.  I like how Rosenberg ties things together so you can follow along, but still keep you guessing until the end.   A great recommendation for anyone who likes mysteries, politics, and thrillers.
     I received a copy of this book free from the publisher to review.

Imagine Heaven by John Burke

If you have questions about what Heaven will be like, this book will give you insight.  It was fascinating to see what different people had to say about what Heaven was like when they gave their accounts after near death experiences.  I  know the Bible gives us insight, but sometimes seeing what others thing is interesting as well.
     Most of the people interviewed has positive things to say even if they did not always correlate with the Bible.  Some could be due to their interpretation of what they saw, or having to put it into words of what they could relate to.
     I received a copy of this book to review from the publisher.

Unstoppable Gospel by Gregg Matte

This book is a great tool to show how you can take advantage of what is presented to you to expand the knowledge of the Gospel.  The author tells how others have taken advantage of various situations to get involved in their communities and share the Gospel.  He shows how it can be better acknowledged when it is in action instead of just told.  An excellent tool for those looking to make an impact in their church and community.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review.

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl

I have really enjoyed reading this series of books set in Sanctuary.  Each one has been intriguing to read and kept you interested in what is going on.  Sophie goes to Sanctuary and pretends to be someone else.  She goes under the pretense of being related to someone who has just died in order to get accepted in the community to really look for an escaped prisoner. While there, she runs into someone who knew her in the past and has to work around that .  I liked how the people who knew her and of her deception were willing to still help her with her goal.  This was a book that kept me reading and wondering where it would lead next.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review.

More than Conquerors by William Hendriksen

This is a new publishing of a classic book.  They layout was easy to read and it was a book that was still inspirational after all this time.  I had heard passages from this book over time and decided it was time to see it in its entirety.  It is a book that is meant to be shared and used for inspiration for all.  It gives you a great set of help to use scriptures to understand what is going on in the world that is just as relevant today as it was 75 years ago.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher to read and review.



Amish Christmas at North Star by Various authors

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I enjoyed reading this set of stories by this group of authors.  I have read books by each of these authors and was pleased to see this compilation by them.  I enjoy reading about the Amish and how they live and interact with each other.  The story start out the the births of the four girls and then tells a story of each.

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert tells the story of Chase and Elle.  Chase has traveled to Iowa to investigate the disappearance of an Amish baby and discovers Elle instead.

Mourning Star by Amanda Flower.  Amanda writes great mysteries and this one did not disappoint. Eden is investigating the death of her friend Isaac and has to sneak around some to do it since it is not the Amish way.  I loved seeing the clues and how it all came together and Eden is an interesting character.

In the Stars by Cindy Woodsmall.  I have read and enjoyed several of Cindy's books and liked this one that told of forgiveness and how Kore and Savilla were able to put the past aside to wo…

A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar

I have read many books by this author and have enjoyed each one.  This one was no exception.  I enjoy the opportunity to read books set in historical time periods where I can learn what life was like during that time, but still have a good story to read as well.  I seem to be able to better grasp what I am learning when it is placed in that setting.
     This book takes place during the Civil War.  It takes place in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  Having been to this area, I was able visualize the main character, Carrie Ann as she traveled along looking for her sister.
    I really enjoyed seeing how the story progressed between Carrie Ann and Colonel Collier.  While they had their differences, including her being a Southern girl and him a Union officer, they were still able to accomplish their goals.  Carrie Ann soon finds herself torn between her loyalties and has hard decisions to make.
     I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story especially one th…