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If I'm found by Terri Blackstock

I began reading this book as soon as I received it. It was tough to put down! Just as thrilling and suspenseful as the first book in the series, it will be keep you reading to the very last page. If I were a nail biter, I would have been biting my nails through the entire thing. Instead every time, I had to put it down, I just kept picking it right back up saying to myself just one more chapter. Well, within a little over 24 hrs I was finished, so make sure you carve out some reading time with this one. I love Terri's writing style. She doesn't waste time with detailed word descriptions to fill the pages. She gets right to the point. The suspense is riveting, you never know for sure what will happen next. I loved how she incorporates faith into this book. Casey, who isn't much of a religious

Ann Has Done It Again!

One body may be an accident. A second body means murder. The old Chandler place should be empty. The magnificent Victorian mansion is for sale, even if its aged owner Miss Fonda doesn't realize it. But when real estate agent Geraldine Harper enters the house on a sunny October day, she's not alone. Minutes later, there is a body at the bottom of the steep steps leading to the tower room. Deputy sheriff Michael Keane is called in. At first blush, it looks like the death was a tragic accident, but clues point to foul play. And when a second body is discovered, the race is on to find the culprit . . . before someone else dies. If you like your small-town America sweet and quirky--with a dash of sinister--you'll love this latest whodunit from deft storyteller A. H. Gabhart.

To Run or To Remain Present... That is the Question

Melanie runs away.  From conflict. From pain. From reality.    When novelist Melanie Vander faces a looming deadline, she decides it’s time for an escape to an inspiring, novel-worthy locale. She’s not running away. Really. She just needs time to focus. But as she disappears into her writing, she encounters a man whose tenderness leaves her reeling. Engaging and wise, psychologist Elliot Hammond tempts Melanie to question everything, including her marriage. But that’s ridiculous. Dr. Hammond isn’t even…real. Melanie’s husband, Craig, has his own problems, including a recession that’s threatening his business. Waning finances, a looming home foreclosure, and a wife who’s checked out emotionally, has Craig feeling

This Whole Series Was Amazing (According to My Son)

In this third book of The Prince Warriors trilogy , the Prince Warriors finally receive their last piece of armor—the swords they were promised when they began their adventure in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. And none too soon, for they must face the ultimate enemy, one who is gathering his Forgers and creating unthinkable new evil to stop the Prince Warriors from winning any battle ever again. Available on Amazon

Murder for the Time Being by Joanie Bruce with GIVEAWAY

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book: “You’ll pay for this. I’ll get you both.” Computer expert Lexi Wynn is frightened. Someone is after her, but she doesn’t know why. Is it because of her past or because she was thrust into a deadly bank robbery and might identify the ones responsible? Escaping a failed kidnapping attempt and not sure who to trust, she hopes her specialized skills with computers might flush out the name of the killer. When a tall, dark, and handsome stranger rams into her truck with the hearse he’s driving and puts his life in danger to save hers, can she ignore the attraction she feels for him to concentrate on the killers? Or is God the only one who can save her now? Drew Sheffield is irritated when a cute lady stops abruptly in front of him and he plows into the back of her pickup. After their initial confrontation, flashbacks of honeysuckle and sassy green eyes linger in his thoughts. When Lexi is threatened, he steps in to help the

Definitely Different From Anything I've Read

When a day trip out of Las Vegas with his wife takes a turn for the worse, Jack is sure he has the ability to get them home. But he has driven into something far beyond reason. Rescue comes in the form of a desert hermit, but hope fades as the couple comes to realize that the nomad has no intention of letting them leave. A chance encounter with a kidnapped runaway and her crazed abductor leads them all farther into the wilderness--and closer to the cold brutality that isolation brings. At the edge of his sanity, Jack begins to learn that playing by another's rules may be the only way to survive.

The Lord of the Infield Flies by Steven Reilly

The Lord of the Infield Flies  will thrill readers with Coach Steve Reilly’s harrowing, challenging, and adventuresome baseball team’s trek from Connecticut to play in Maine. As a prequel to his award winning memoir,  The Fat Lady Never Sings , Reilly, a high school baseball coach, narrates the true story from the beginning of his coaching career at the age of 20. In summer 1977, Reilly plans to take his high-school-age team on a weekend trip to the baseball mecca on Cape Cod to play a Massachusetts all-star team. When plans go awry, he jumps at an offer to take the players instead to the serene surroundings of southern Maine to play that state’s all-star team. Most of the team’s starters decline; their hearts had been set on “The Cape.” Determined to go through with his commitment, Reilly gathers ten players to make the four-hour trip in a cabin truck and his car on a Friday night. Will the team arrive in time to battle Maine’s best the following morning?

Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter

This is my first book by Denise Hunter. I enjoyed the plot itself.- Military hero comes home as an amputee, struggling with his inner self. After an explosion rocked his world and he lost his leg, Riley doesn't know how to cope. His tough guy persona is just an act. He moves in with best friend Paige (here I have a bit of a conflict because in my personal opinion that doesn't portray the best Christian testimony, even though they are just friends) since his family currently has some remodeling going on and there is no spare room. Riley has been Paige's best friend forever, and since she has no family of her own, he has adopted her into his. His family members have done the same. Riley is struggling with PTSD and the emotional scars of battle. Here is where I

Mixed Feelings About This One

My children have enjoyed practically every book in this series of the Adventure of the Sea Kids . Each book has a focus and important lesson.One of their favorite things is looking for the hidden pictures on all the pages. This particular book focuses on Easter and the fact that life isn't fair. Miss Linda, the Sunday School teacher, is having an egg hunt on Easter Sunday for her class. One her students, Paul, is autistic but has a happy disposition and is loved by the whole class.

Interesting Take on Super Heroes

Recently my son has become enamored with the super heroes. He has been watching every movie I will allow. He also has this uncanny ability to find godly comparisons in these types of things, not limited to super heroes. Recently, I read a book about a boy whose fascination with super heroes helped him overcome struggles he faced with some disorders such as OCD, ADHD, etc..., so to be frank, this book totally caught my attention when it became available.I always find out ironic, possibly even providential, when things kind of come together. With the impeccable timing, I couldn't resist the opportunity to see what the author has to say. He begins by giving us a little super hero comic background and history lesson, which considering my son's infatuation with super heroes was very insightful. Personally, other than an admiration for Superman and Wonder-woman growing up, I haven't had much interest in getting to know much

Mystery and Adventure Series for Boys

A psychologically disturbed Austrian, who believes he is the reincarnation of Mozart, will hold all of Salzburg, Austria under his spell unless Gabe, Alex, Thunder, and Lightning can unravel the clues, solve the mystery, and capture the master of deception. Along the way, ticks and traps become more complex as townspeople pay the price for each error made by the boys. Thunder and Lightning, along with a team of the boy's friends, work to save the town, but a surprise twist puts the fate of Salzburg on the shoulders of Gabe. Will he crumple under the weight? Will he overcome the madman's manace? Available on Amazon

Great Advice for Loving that Out-of-the-Box Kid

Nathan was different and Sally knew it. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity  and  uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens—one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.”   Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan’s differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great.