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 promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill: Review & Giveaway with I Read With Audra Blog Tour

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Can this undercover agent save the woman he loves--or is her heart as counterfeit as the money he's been sent to track down?

After all that Grandfather has sacrificed to raise her, Theresa Plane owes it to him to save the family name--and that means clearing their debt with creditors before she marries Edward Greystone. But when one of the creditors' threats leads her to stumble across a midnight meeting, she discovers that the money he owes isn't all Grandfather was hiding. And the secrets he kept have now trapped Theresa in a life-threatening fight for her home--and the truth.

After months of undercover work, Secret Service operative Broderick Cosgrove is finally about to uncover the identity of the leader of a notorious counterfeiting ring. That moment of triumph turns to horror, however, when he finds undeniable proof that his former fiance is connected. Can he really believe the woman he loved is a willing participant? Protecting Theresa and proving her innocence may destroy his career--but that's better than failing her twice in one lifetime.

They must form a partnership, tentative though it is. But there's no question they're both still keeping secrets--and that lack of trust, along with the dangerous criminals out for their blood, threatens their hearts, their faith, and their very survival.

To read an excerpt of Counterfeit Love click here.


This debut novel by Crystal Caudill has everything that I love in a book. Historical facts woven into fiction, intrigue to feed my love for mystery, romance that makes my heart happy, and a strong faith message to nourish my soul! It also has wonderful multi-dimensional characters, both primary and secondary, that seem to leap off the pages. I also loved the history that is packed into Theresa, Broderick, and Colonel Plane's story! Did you know that the Secret Service began during the Civil War, and its initial purpose was to stop the counterfeiting of money that had become so rampant?

Counterfeit Love is set in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the events that take place occur in less than a five-month period in 1843-1844. A short time to most, but Theresa Plane's life is changed forever in those five months. She discovers hurtful truths about someone she loves dearly, and she also learns that love can be deceiving. When her life is put in danger, will she be willing to accept the help of someone who once hurt her deeply? Can she learn to trust and forgive? Will she recognize that counterfeit love may be appealing, but true, abiding love is the prize?

If you're longing for a captivating story that keeps you turning the pages, this is the book for you! Counterfeit Love is a fantastic debut novel, and I can't wait to read more of this author's writing. Crystal Caudill, you've "got a fan in me!"

I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publishing via I Read with Audra Blog Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review. I am voluntarily sharing my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Crystal Caudill is the author of "dangerously good historical romance," with her work garnering awards from Romance Writers of America and ACFW.

She is a stay-at-home mom and caregiver, and when she isn’t writing, Caudill can be found playing board games with her family, drinking hot tea, or reading other great books at her home outside Cincinnati, Ohio.

Learn more at crystalcaudill.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Sugarcreek Surprise (Creektown Discoveries #2) by Wanda E. Brunstetter: My Review plus Q&A with Author

The Sugarcreek Surprise

Antique Store Owners Offer Romance Advice to a Smitten Carpenter

Welcome to Sugarcreek, Ohio, where the Amish schoolteacher has a determined admirer. Tragically losing her parents as a child, Lisa Miller has grown up being afraid of loving and losing. She dedicates herself to teaching at an Amish schoolhouse and helping the grandparents who raised her, all the while avoiding the advances of newcomer Paul Herchberger. Paul enjoys antiques and meets Orley Troyer while looking for unique old milk bottles at yard sales. Orley and his wife offer prayers and advice as Paul tries to reach Lisa’s closed heart. But when secrets are revealed, will Lisa use them as an excuse to close herself off again?


Once again, Wanda E. Brunstetter provides another chance to slip away from our everyday 'English' lives to experience a simpler style of living. The Sugarcreek Surprise takes us back to Sugarcreek, Ohio, and offers a reunion with Orley and Lois Troyer, the owners of an antique store in Sugarcreek. It also introduces us to two people who both have difficulties with relationships. Lisa Miller is afraid to get too close to anyone because she's lost so many of the people she's loved, and she also suffers from memory loss because of those painful losses. Paul Herschberger suffered rejection from someone he thought he could love, and he's vowed never to let himself be hurt again. Can Orley and Lois work their magic and help these two wounded people? Better yet, is there a chance that Lisa and Paul might be able to help each other?

Brunstetter has such a unique talent for writing thought-provoking stories and creating characters that we all want to know. Orley and Lois are wonderful mentors, and the guidance that they share is advice that we all can use. Advice grounded in life experiences and built on a tremendous faith in God. This is a very compelling story, because the tragedy, loneliness, and rejection that are experienced by Lisa and Paul are issues that affect people every day. Being reminded that we need to place our total trust in God is excellent advice that we all can use! The Sugarcreek Surprise is wonderful Amish fiction, and I'm hoping that there will be more books in the Creektown Discoveries series.

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review and these are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Here are a few questions that Wanda Brunstetter answered in a FB Chat on March 3, 2022. I want to thank her for allowing me to share them with you, along with some beautiful photographs taken by her husband, Richard Brunstetter. Learn more about his work by visiting HERE

What made you decide to write Amish stories?

I have had an interest in the Amish for many years, even before I began writing. When I met an Amish family in Lancaster County, PA, via one of our Mennonite friends, I knew I needed to write about the Plain people.

Are able to speak or understand the Pennsylvania Dutch language the Amish speak?

I know a few Amish words, which I sprinkle throughout my novels, but I’m not able to speak the Pennsylvania-Dutch language fluently or enough to carry on a conversation.

How did you get your connections with your Amish friends in the communities you visit?

I make new Amish friends in every community I visit. Many of them know who I am and will approach me to strike up a conversation. Some are introduced to me through other Amish or English people who I already know.

Do you have close friends, or do you know families in every single Amish community you visit?

Yes, and I keep in touch with my Amish friends as often as possible, through phone calls, letters, and personal visits.

We have visited Amish communities in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Montana and Florida.

What is something that surprised you about being an author, and what are some of the difficult things about being an author?

I’ve been surprised about many things, but one I truly didn’t expect was that I would be recognized, not only by my English readers, but by many Amish people whenever I’m visiting their communities.

In addition to writing fulltime, it can be difficult to schedule time for interviews, book signings, speaking engagements, responding to emails, and keeping up with my social media pages, but I enjoy interacting with my readers so I always make the time.

What is the most difficult part of your writing process?

Every aspect of writing has some challenges, but the most difficult part for me is writing the first draft, which requires not only scene ideas, but where to begin and end each chapter.

What communities will be in the next set of books?

My next series, which I have already begun work on, is entitled Friendship Letters, and Book 1 is set in Pennsylvania. Book 2 takes place predominately in Indiana, and Book 3 will be set in Ohio. The tie-in with the series is the letters three friends write to each other.

The faith messages in your novels are so inspiring. Do you have certain Bible Scriptures that give you comfort? Are there any devotionals that are meaningful to you in your times of searching for answers?

There are many Scriptures that offer me comfort and a sense of peace during difficult times. One of those verses is found in Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” A devotional I read every day for encouragement is from Our Daily Bread Ministries.

How do you keep coming up with new ideas for the storylines of your books,  and what do you use as your inspiration.

Spending time in Amish communities helps with storylines. Also, I often create scene ideas based on things that have happened to me, someone I know, or have heard about. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, so that helps too.

You have so many Amish friends. Have you ever considered living the Amish way of life? 

If I had been raised by an Amish family, I’m sure I would have remained Amish. However, living with and relying on some of our modern conveniences would it difficult to lives as an Amish person at this stage of my life.


New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

Bargaining for the Barrister by Anneka R. Walker: Blog Tour & Giveaway


Louisa Cox is tired of fortune hunters pursuing her dowry. So when Lady Kellen offers to help her find an eligible suitor, Louisa eagerly accepts and makes a list of what she wants in a husband. The man selected is barrister Paul Sheldon. He may be a complete stranger, but he has one thing in his favor: he is unaware of her fortune. What Louisa did not anticipate was his curious behavior—or being so attracted to him.
When Paul catches wind of the matchmaking organization his mother and her friends are establishing, he pities the fellow who will be caught in their scheme—until he realizes he is to be their first victim. Horrified, Paul determines to thwart his mother’s plans by whatever means necessary. After meeting his intended, however, his increasing desire to be near her threatens to disrupt his convictions. Louisa is everything he could want in a wife, and when an unexpected adventure sets in motion the very plan he had determined to halt, he almost wishes his mother’s plot could succeed. But Paul harbors a secret and a past that make it impossible for him to give Louisa the life she deserves.


"Before I can say another word, we must all solemnly promise never to reveal our secret society. We will aid each other in our efforts until every last one of our children receives the perfect match. The potential for love will be our priority when choosing candidates for our children, with marriage being the end goal."

Paul Sheldon overhears this conversation and considers it harmless until he learns that he's the first candidate for the Matchmaking Mamas. What? He  doesn't want a wife right now, and he won't allow it to happen!  And then, he meets Louisa Cox.....famous last words, indeed! 

Oh, how I love these Matchmaking Mamas who use their music club to hide their secret society! They are so funny, and they have very good intentions, but you can imagine the problems that occur while they're trying to make successful matches. Bargaining for the Barrister is a delightful romance set in 1821 England, and author Anneka R. Walker perfectly captures the English culture and customs of that time and place. Paul and Louisa share a powerful chemistry, but this is a clean Regency romance, so marriage should certainly be the next step! Can they get past the secrets they carry, and allow love to win?

Bargaining for the Barrister is the first book in the Matchmaking Mamas series, and I look forward to seeing who their next target is. Do yourself a favor and read this fun and entertaining Regency romance.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Anneka R.Walker was raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor's degree in English and History. When she isn't dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she's busy living her own together with her husband and adorable children.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

High-Risk Rescue (Honor Protection Specialists #1) by Elizabeth Goddard

High-Risk Rescue

In the shadow of Mt. Rainier her life hangs in the balance.

Surviving a shoot-out is not how Hannah Kahn planned to start her new job. But when her boss is killed, the shooters think she knows something and make her their next mark. She’ll have to rely on Ayden Honor—her boss’s bodyguard and her ex—to outrun the mysterious mercenaries now intent on chasing her. And the secret she’s kept from him must finally come to light…


Are you looking for an exciting, thrill-a-minute story that leaves you longing for the next book in the series? Your search is over! The action begins on the first page of High-Risk Rescue and the tension continues to build as the story progresses. Hannah Kahn is thrust into a precarious situation where she desperately needs protection but why does her bodyguard have to be the man that she loved years ago? Security Specialist Ayden Honor may offer Hannah physical protection, but how will they both deal with the emotional turmoil?

Elizabeth Goddard excels in writing suspense, and she's filled this book with twists, turns, and heart-pounding excitement. She's also created a lovely, inspiring story with realistic characters dealing with serious trust issues by turning to God and allowing Him to work in their lives. High-Risk Rescue is a poignant tale of lost love, damaged trust, and the healing that comes from hope and faith. I recommend this book to all who enjoy Christian romantic suspense.

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—a 2011 Carol Award winner. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of becoming an author.

To learn more visit her Website    

Canyon Survival by Connie Queen

Canyon Survival

Ambushed in the canyon with no memory of why…

Waking on a cliffside with bullets firing and two unknown children at her side, Annie Tillman knows she must run—even if she doesn’t know why. Dashing to the nearest ranch leads her to former FBI agent Riggs Brenner, who just might be their best chance of surviving in the canyon. But can Annie overcome her amnesia and uncover the reason why they’re being chased?


What could be worse than being on a narrow ledge and trying to keep yourself and two small children from falling to the canyon below? How about being on that ledge and not knowing who those children are, but even worse, not remembering who YOU are? All Annie Tillman does know is that someone is trying to kill her, and she needs to find who it is and why she is a target!

Canyon Survival is a thrilling, hair-raising story with a heroine who has amnesia, a hero with a painful secret, and two adorable children who may be victims of a child-trafficking ring. Danger, adventure, and surprises galore make this a book that you won't want to put down!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 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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Friday, March 25, 2022

Tracking Concealed Evidence by Sharee Stover

Tracking Concealed Evidence

Unearthing clues in a murder could be the last thing they do…

To salvage his reputation, former forensic entomologist Jamie Dyer and his cadaver dog search for clues in a dismissed homicide—and find the victim’s sister, Detective Shaylee Adler, buried alive. Convinced her senator brother-in-law is behind the attack on her and her sister’s disappearance, Shaylee needs Jamie’s expertise. But can they uncover a deadly conspiracy before the killer buries the case—and them—for good?


Would you be able to stop reading a book when the first chapter revolves around someone being buried alive? Detective Shaylee Adler finds herself in this predicament and that's just the beginning of her problems. She soon finds herself on the run through the Black Hills National Forest, trying to escape unknown killers while avoiding the danger of sinkholes and gypsum mines in that South Dakota terrain. Thankfully, she isn't alone, because she's joined by a cadaver dog named Bugsy, a man dubbed Bug Dude, and a puppy named Echo. Will these unlikely partners be able to help Shaylee prove the guilt of her sister's killer? Shaylee's primary focus is proving her brother-in-law's guilt, but will she live long enough to find the evidence?

Author Sharee Stover shares an exciting, fast-paced story, with convincing characters plagued by emotional conflicts and physical struggles. Stover offers the twists and turns that are necessary for great suspense fiction, but she also succeeds in weaving a convincing faith message into her exciting plot. I recommend Tracking Concealed Evidence to all who enjoy romantic Christian suspense.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Colorado native Sharee Stover lives in Nebraska with her real-life-hero husband, three too-good-to-be-true children, and two ridiculously spoiled dogs. A self-proclaimed word nerd, she loves the power of the written word to transform, ignite and restore. She writes Christian romantic suspense combining heart-racing, nail-biting suspense and the delight of falling in love all in one. When she isn't writing, Sharee enjoys reading, crocheting and long walks with her obnoxiously lovable German Shepherd. 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Grace Among Thieves by Kari Bovee: Review & Giveaway with iRead Book Tours


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Book Details:

Book Title:  Grace Among Thieves (A Grace Michelle Mystery) by Kari Bovee
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 315 
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Bosque Publishing
Release date:   Feb 15, 2022
Content Rating:  PG. Some Mild Language
Book Description:

A priceless heirloom worth its weight in lives. Can she crack the case before she becomes a killer’s trophy?

Hollywood, 1924. Grace Michelle’s professional star has risen. Now a successful costumier for a major studio, the ambitious woman has just about everything she wants. But when the father she thought was dead reaches out to reconnect, the talented designer doesn’t know what to think… especially after his new wife is kidnapped.

Discovering her dad is mixed up with a stolen Russian artifact, Grace puts her sleuthing skills to work to rescue the abducted lady. But with a famous actress murdered in connection with the missing valuable and a man she put away stalking her for revenge, the frazzled amateur detective fears getting to the bottom of this crime will leave her six feet under.

Can she hunt down the treasure before it bankrupts the lives of everyone she loves?

Grace Among Thieves is the nail-biting third book in the Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like bright-but-beset heroines, breathtaking twists and turns, and the glamor of a lost age, then you’ll adore Kari Bovée’s riveting tale. 


Grace Michelle finally seems to be getting her life in order. She has a good marriage. a successful job working as a costume designer for a Burbank movie studio, and she and her husband Chet are fulfilling their dream of offering foster children a refuge on their ranch. Suddenly, her peace is shattered when she receives a telegram from her deceased father. Where has he been for the last twelve years, and why has he chosen to make himself known at this time?

These are just two of the questions that plague Grace in this new book by author Kari Bovee. There's also stolen Russian treasure, a murdered Russian actress, and Grace's dreams about visits from her dead sister. Can Sophie help Grace uncover the truth?

Flo Ziegfeld, glamorous movie studios, and World War 1 are some of the historical references in this enjoyable mystery that is set in 1924, and Bovee laces her plot with danger, adventure, and clues that kept me guessing. I look forward to reading more about this intriguing amateur detective, and I recommend Grace Among Thieves to all who enjoy historical mystery fiction.

I received a copy of this book from iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Grace in the Wings - A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +), 340
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Bosque Publishing
Release date:   September 19, 2019
Content Rating PG + MBook has mature themes; adultery, murder, bigamy, but there is no bad language.​
Book Description:

A ghost from her past. Her sister murdered. Can Grace slay her demons and find the killer before she ends up dead?

New York City, 1920. Grace Michelle has everything she wants: a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for famed showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.’s Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who once lived on the streets of New York City. But when her sister, Sophia, the star of the show, is murdered, Grace’s safe and protected life is shattered.

Battle-scarred by the war and emotionally scarred by his past, Chet Riker has made it a practice to keep his distance from others; love, after all, leads only to pain. But Chet has a problem—a big one: he’s become indebted to mob-boss Joe Marciano in an attempt to save his estranged mother’s life, and Marciano wants him to pay up or else. Desperate to get the money, he contacts former client Florenz Ziegfeld for work.

Soon, Chet finds himself playing bodyguard fo introverted Grace, who has reluctantly agreed to be Ziegfeld’s new leading lady—on the condition that Ziegfeld promises to find Sophia’s killer. Upon meeting Grace, Chet quickly finds his hardened theory that love equals pain tested. Grace, meanwhile, is swept up in a life she never wanted as the Follies’ star, and as the pawn in a series of publicity stunts during a transcontinental train trip to California that puts her life at risk. Who would want her and Sophia dead? Together, she and Chet must confront publicity-hungry Florenz Ziegfeld, power-driven Joe Marciano, and their own pasts to find Sophia’s killer—and let themselves love once again.
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Book Details:

Book Title:  Grace in Hollywood - A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +), 336 
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Bosque Publishing
Release date:   May 25, 2021
Content Rating PG + MBook has mature themes; adultery, murder, bigamy, but there is no bad language.​ 
Book Description:
All that glitters… is sometimes blood. With her golden ticket buried in the ground, can she save a wrongly accused teen from the gallows?

Hollywood, 1924. Promoted to lead costume designer of a star-studded film, Grace Michelle should be on top of the world. But between her husband’s debt, her sister’s recent death, and the troubled teenaged girl she’s fostering, she’s struggling to please everyone and still keep a smile on her face. And when a Tinseltown shindig turns deadly, Grace is horrified to discover her young charge unconscious alongside the director’s grisly corpse.

Determined to prove the girl’s innocence, Grace’s own haunted past fills her sleep with prophetic nightmares. And no sooner has she sought clarity from a medium than a second body lands the scared teenager in the slammer.

Can Grace turn the camera on the real culprit before another victim ends up on the cutting room floor?

Grace in Hollywood is the second book in the riveting A Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like fiercely loyal heroines, thrilling whodunits, and the magic of old cinema, then you’ll love Kari Bovee’s enthralling tale.​ 
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Meet the Author:

When she’s not on a horse riding along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovée is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined in her historical mystery novels.

Kari Bovée writes the award-winning Annie Oakley mystery series and the Grace Michelle mystery series. In 2020 she was honored with First Place in category for the Chanticleer International Clue Awards for her book Folly at the Fair. In 2019 she was awarded the NM/AZ Book Awards Hillerman Award for her novel Girl with a Gun. The novel also received First Place in the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards in the Mystery/Crime category, and won First in Category in the International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards. It was also a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards. Her novel Grace in the Wings won First in Category for the 2019 International Chanticleer Chatelaine Awards. Peccadillo at the Palace won Grand Prize in the 2019 Goethe Awards, and was a finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards Historical Fiction category.

Kari Bovée has worked as a technical writer for a Fortune 500 Company, has written non-fiction for magazines and newsletters, and has worked in the education field as a teacher and educational consultant.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 1 -
Mystery Review Crew – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 1 – Bigreadersite – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 2 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 2 – Kam's Place – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS
Mar 3 - Casia's Corner – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 3 – Bigreadersite – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 7 –Kam's Place – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD
Mar 7 - History from a Woman’s Perspective – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 8 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 8 - Casia's Corner – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 9 - Pick a Good Book – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 9 – Kam's Place – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES
Mar 10 – Review Thick And Thin – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 10 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 11 - Buried Under Books – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 11 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 14 – Hall Ways Blog – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 15 - My Reading Journeys – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 15 – @twilight_reader – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 16 - History from a Woman’s Perspective – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 16 - Casia's Corner – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 17 – Celticlady's Reviews – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 17 – Review Thick And Thin – book review of GRACE IN HOLLYWOOD / giveaway
Mar 18 - Baroness' Book Trove - book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 18 – Brooke Blogs – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 18 - Books for Books – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 22 - Splashes of Joy – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
Mar 22 - History from a Woman’s Perspective – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 23 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
Mar 23 - Older & Smarter? – book review of GRACE AMONG THIEVES / giveaway
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Mar 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / giveaway
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Driving Force (Elite Guardians Collection #1) by Kate Angelo & Lynette Eason

Driving Force (Elite Guardians Collection #1)

He’s the last client she wants to protect…

Elite Guardians bodyguard/former sniper CHRISTINA SHERMAN has protected uncooperative clients before—but this time, well her client is bossy, headstrong and occasionally eats off the floor. Yes, he’s a highly trained military working dog, but certainly her skills could be put to better use, right?

Not according to former Special Forces Air Commando GREY PARKER. He needs her help to protect his dog while he undergoes an experimental surgery that could restore his ability to walk. He just needs someone to keep his canine partner safe. Most of all, Grey wants back on his feet so he can track down a deranged scientist known as The Scavenger who unleashed a nerve agent that left Grey sidelined in a wheelchair.

When an attempt is made on Grey’s life, and dead bodies begin piling up—with evidence the same toxin is responsible—suddenly Christina is tasked with keeping both dog and soldier alive…and with them, the secrets that could stop a terrorist attack.

But this time, even Christina might be in over her head.

Dive into the exciting ignition to the Elite Guardians Collection.


This collaboration between Lynette Eason and debut author Kate Angelo is fantastic, and it offers readers first-rate writing, characters that are intriguing, and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Driving Force begins with excitement, and it never lets up. Captain Grey Parker and Christina Sherman are the best kind of hero and heroine---flawed individuals who just keep trying to overcome the odds that they're facing. Add to this mix a dog that we'd all love to own, and this story couldn't possibly be any better!

This book has danger, non-stop action, lots of questions, and a romance that leaves you hoping for more. Throw in a hefty dose of faith and inspiration, and the results are a great start to a new series. Driving Force is a nail-biter that I couldn't put down and I can't wait to see what's next in this Elite Guardians Collection.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. There was no expectation of a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Kate Angelo is an author, minister, and public speaker from Southwest Missouri who works alongside her husband strengthening and encouraging marriages and families through their ministry. As the mother of five mostly grown children, she is fluent in both sarcasm and eyerolls; subjects she never intentionally taught while homeschooling. With her Chihuahua taking up half of her desk space, she writes suspenseful stories of imperfect people who encounter hope and healing through Jesus. Kate is a tech enthusiast, coffee lover, productivity guru, accomplished knitter, avid boater, prayer warrior, and known klutz.

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Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husband and their two children make their home in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Safe House Exposed by Darlene L. Turner

Safe House Exposed

Witness protection should have kept them safe.

Instead, it left them completely exposed…

Canadian border patrol officer Emma James has only one concern after putting a crime boss behind bars: keeping her daughter safe. But witness protection has a leak, and Emma's enemies know exactly where to find her. Now on the run with no safe haven, trusting her estranged former brother-in-law, police constable Mason James, to shield them is her only hope.


Safe House Exposed is a story that you don't want to miss! It has nail-biting excitement, heart-tugging emotions, and romantic tension at the top of the scale, and it's exactly what I've come to expect when I see Darlene Turner's name on a book cover. This book starts off with a bang, literally, and the danger and adventure continue throughout. Emma James is a Canadian border guard who's desperately trying to keep her young daughter and herself safe from a crime boss intent on revenge. Her father-in-law sends her late husband's brother to the rescue, but their strained relationship threatens to derail Mason James's efforts. Will Emma accept his help? Can Mason protect them, now that he is also a target?

Turner once again proves her ability to keep us guessing, and I enjoyed her focus on Canadian law enforcement agencies. Safe House Exposed has engaging characters, realistic family dynamics, and a wonderful faith message woven into its intriguing plot. We are reminded that God is always near, and He won't let us go! I recommend this book to all who enjoy Christian romantic suspense.

I received a copy of this book from the author but there was no obligation for a favorable review. These are 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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