About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Friday, October 22, 2021

Texas Christmas Revenge: An Uplifting Romantic Suspense by Connie Queen

Texas Christmas Revenge: An Uplifting Romantic Suspense

Certain a desperate 911 caller is her presumed-dead sister, emergency dispatcher Brandi Callahan follows the cryptic message to a terrified toddler…and an armed assailant. Now Brandi will do anything to protect the boy—even if it means asking her ex-fiancĂ©, Texas Ranger Rhett Kincaid, for help. But can Brandi and Rhett stop this killer before he exacts his terrible Christmas vengeance?


Emergency dispatch workers often get strange calls, but how many times do they get a call from someone who's been missing for two years, and presumed dead? Brandi Callahan believes that she's just answered a frantic call from her sister, and her life is about to change forever. What follows is an action-packed story involving a disillusioned young woman, the Texas Ranger she once loved, an 18-month-old boy found abandoned in an old truck, and too many 'bad guys' to count! Brandi and Rhett Kinkaid experience extreme danger,  painful memories, and a surge of emotions, as they begin their perilous search for the truth. Was Brandi's father falsely accused of wrongdoing? Is her sister still alive? How does baby Levi fit into all of this confusion?

This is Connie Queen's second book and her writing just keeps getting better. Texas Christmas Revenge is a compelling story that kept me turning the pages, and I recommend it to all who enjoy inspirational romantic suspense.

I received a copy from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review, and I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Connie Queen spent her life in Texas where she met and married her high-school sweetheart. Together they’ve raised eight children and are enjoying their grandchildren. As a child, Connie remembers her mom and sisters reading, but she preferred to be outside. It wasn't until later, she found the joy of being whisked away into another world. Today she resides in Nebraska with her husband, and Nash, her Great Dane, where she’s working on her next suspense.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible: 20 Immersive Stories from the Four Gospels by Bill Johnson, Eugene Luning


Let Jesus capture your child’s imagination!

If you are looking for a resource to help introduce your child to Jesus, look no further. The Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible was designed to help kids encounter Him for themselves!

What makes the Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible different from other children’s Bibles?

While other children’s Bibles contain informative stories from the Old and New Testaments, the Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible puts kids in the middle of the action of twenty essential stories from the four Gospels. Through dynamic, first-hand storytelling, kids come face to face with the Living Word Himself, getting a clear picture of who Jesus is, what He is like, and His love for them personally.

A powerful resource for every parent, grandparent, pastor or teacher, the Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible…

Introduces kids to the living Jesus who knows and loves them.
Captures children’s imagination with 20 stories from the Gospels.
Illustrates Jesus’ nature and character as revealed in Scripture.
Cultivates a personal connection with Jesus Himself.
Invites kids into a thrilling, life-long adventure with God.
Empowers children to actively engage with Scripture.
Offers insightful discussion questions to promote parent-child dialogue.
Is the perfect Bible for children ages 4-12.

The Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible combines masterful storytelling with captivating artwork to create an imaginative, biblical encounter like no other. Presented in a simple, beautiful format, the Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible will help you shepherd your kids into a thriving, dynamic relationship with Jesus. 

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This may not be a typical Bible for children, but it is one that they will be eager to explore. Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible is a collection of twenty stories from the Gospels, and children will be quickly immersed in the stories. Each chapter begins with a designated scripture and an introduction that begins with the word Imagine. 'Imagine lying on your back in the freshest, greenest grass.' ; 'Imagine being a guest at a beautiful wedding party.'; 'Imagine if you were a criminal.' What follows is a story that allows children to do just that: to imagine being there, in that bible setting, and experiencing what is happening. There are vivid illustrations that add to the story's appeal, and at the end of each chapter, there is a section with questions that's called Let's Talk About It. A perfect opportunity for parents and children to explore it even further!

Young people in today's society are bombarded with visual involvement and social media, and this book will entice them to read, explore, and learn more about Jesus. Moments with Jesus Encounter Bible is a beautiful, hardback book that would be perfect to give as gifts, and a fantastic addition to a church library.

I voluntarily accepted a copy of this book via FrontGate Media but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Bill Johnson is a fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the Holy Spirit. Bill and his wife, Beni, are the Senior Leaders of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and serve a growing number of churches that cross denominational lines, demonstrate power, and partner for revival. Bill's vision is for all believers to experience God's presence and operate in the miraculous--as expressed in his bestselling boks When Heaven Invades Earth and Hosting the Presence. The Johnsons have three children and eleven grandchildren.

Eugene Luning directs The Union, a ministry within the New Horizons Foundation, which exists for teaching, retreats, podcasting and spiritual counseling in Colorado and around the country. Additionally, he is the cofounder of a real estate technology company, Panoramiq Markets Inc.
Eugene and his wife Jenny are the parents of three children, Hadley, Tripp and Hoyt. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they also lead a weekly fellowship, The Anchor.

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