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!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Border Breach by Darlene L. Turner


When drugs are smuggled across the border

it’s their duty to stop the culprits…at any cost.

Forming a joint task force, Canada border officer Kaylin Poirier and police constable Hudson Steeves have one objective: take down a drug-smuggling ring trying to sell a new lethal product. But when the smugglers come after Kaylin and Hudson, this mission becomes more than just a job. Can they live long enough to solve the case?


Darlene Turner has written a suspense novel that has all of the elements that I love: dedicated heroes, unknown villains, criminal acts that must be stopped, and non-stop action. Kaylin Poirier and Hudson Steeves are both strong characters individually and as a team they are unbeatable but it is their personal characteristics that make them so special. Hudson's moral compass is based on his deep trust in God and Kaylin's personal doubts help lend realism as she struggles to find and develop her own strong faith in God. Grace and forgiveness are a central theme but did I mention the romance? It's apparent that both Kaylin and Hudson feel an undeniable attraction to each other but can they ever hope for a future together?

Border Breach is an exceptional debut novel that is filled with heartwarming scenes and surprising revelations. It is a must-read book and I certainly recommend it to all who enjoy contemporary Christian fiction and romantic suspense.

I received a copy of this book from the author but there was no obligation to write a positive review. I am voluntarily sharing my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders. 

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

This Side of Yesterday by Angela D. Meyer

This Side of Yesterday (The Mosaic Collection Book 8)ABOUT THE BOOK

Ginger Mooreland is stretched beyond her limit. Her beloved grandfather she cares for is showing signs of dementia and she is in danger of losing the Jukebox CafĂ©, which has been in the family for generations. Without the Jukebox she’s not sure how she can take care of her grandfather. The confidence that has bolstered her in the past is replaced with doubt.

Mike, the pastor of the local community church, has become a close friend to Ginger over the years. As their feelings for each other grow, Ginger questions whether she needs one more thing unsettling her life.

Convinced that his wife, Irene, who disappeared shortly after Pearl Harbor is still alive, Grandpa sends Ginger on an unlikely quest to uncover the truth. As Ginger traces the threads of Grandpa’s past and deals with her doubts about the present, she discovers far more than she ever expected for her future.


This is a realistic portrayal of how a person can feel overwhelmed by their circumstances. Ginger finds herself dealing with her aging grandfather's dementia and struggling to keep his life-long business afloat. Add a minister who is becoming more than a friend and the possibility that she has a grandmother somewhere out there and you can see just how helpless she feels. This Side of Yesterday is a sweet story of love, perseverance, faith, and devotion and I understood Ginger's emotions as she alternates between fear for her grandfather, impatience with his actions, and then overwhelming guilt over that impatience. The hope of finding a grandmother she has never known and her increasing awareness of her deepening friendship with her minister also throws her in a tailspin. He seems eager to help but is she willing to let him? Can she trust Pastor Mike's assurances that God is truly with her on this unknown journey? Will her grandparents be reunited once again?

This is the eighth book of The Mosaic Collection and it is certainly a worthy addition. Faith, hope, and trust are always emphasized in these books and this book is no different. I certainly recommend This Side of Yesterday to all who enjoy contemporary fiction with a Christian message.

I received a digital copy of this book. I was under no obligation to leave a positive review and these are my honest thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Angela D. Meyer lives in Nebraska with her husband of 28 years. They have two children, both of whom they homeschooled. Angela graduated from college with a degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, but instead of working overseas, she spent several years in New England as a nanny.

Angela co-leads a women’s Bible study at her church and serves on the leadership team of her local Christian writers’ group, Wordsowers. She enjoys the ocean, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and hopes to someday ride in a hot air balloon. Her aim in life is to love God and love others. She is a contributor to The Benefit Package, a devotional compilation.

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