Showing posts from October, 2017

Blooper Freak (The Worst Detective Ever Book 5) by Christy Barritt

Poor Joey, just when she thinks that things are going to be normal, her friend is accused of murder.  She realizes that she needs to do what she can to help him, but it might come at a cost with her boyfriend as he does not want her to get involved.  As Joey bumbles on, she finds herself involved in more than she bargained for.  I really enjoy seeing how Joey manages to keep finding herself involved in things as she tries to stay out of it, but instead just finds herself deeper and deeper involved.

Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty

Anytime I see a cat on the cover, I have to read the book description to find out what it is all about.  The cover of this book drew me in, but the writing kept me there.  I really enjoyed reading this book and the dilemmas that the characters found themselves in.
     Mary Wade can't help herself when she spots a helpless kitten, but she had not idea what would happen next.  She soon finds herself in a situation where she herself needs rescuing.  A great read, that keeps you reading to find out what will happen next,
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.

Hope Toler Dougherty's 'Rescued Hearts' Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway

Another One Bites the Crust by H. Y. Hanna

I have been not so patiently waiting for the next installment of this series and loved it.  I  love seeing how Gemma keeps getting mixed up in murders and the Old Biddies crack me up every time with their involvement.  Poor Gemma not only has to try to figure out what happened to the chef, but also had to tend with her nutty mom and a visit from Devlin's mom as well, what else could happen.
   I also love seeing what Muesli has been up to as the cat on the cover is what drew me to the series in the first place.  This is such a fun series as I often catch myself laughing out loud at the antics of Muesli, the Old Biddies, and have to wonder what Gemma's mom will try to give her next.
    I received a copy from the author, the review is my own.

A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

I enjoyed this mystery that had a bit of southern and Cajun charm to it.  Maggie is tasked with finding out who killed Donald Baxter and as her family and boyfriend are the main suspects, it becomes very important for it to get figured out sooner than later.  Especially with Christmas and all of its traditions coming up.  I also really enjoyed how I could see certain places as they were described and enjoyed having the recipes so I could try them out.

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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"I received this book from Blogging for Books , the review is entirely my own"

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.

These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart

Francine and Ben both need healing after their lives are not going in the direction they originally wanted.  They have both been affected by WWII and are seeking a new start.  Francine wants to be able to help people and Ben just wants to get back to what is familiar so that he can recover.  I liked how they were able to help each other when they meet and start to interact.  They could not be more unlike each other, yet each has something the other needs.  A great read.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.

All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

I like how this author takes real stories and incorporates them into her writings.  She gives you insight into a time long past, but lets you feel like you could have been a part of them.  Jennie has a gift of healing and uses it to help others, but wants to be able to do more.  She wants to be a doctor, but that is not the norm for her time and place.  She instead does what she can with what she has learned on her own and works to meet the best goal possible.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.