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!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Breaking New Ground (An Amish Legacy, #3) by Amy Clipston

Breaking New Ground (An Amish Legacy #3)

Korey Bontrager and Savannah Zook are just pretending to date—but could their feelings turn into something more?

Korey Bontrager knows he’s been an immature dummkopp. When his widowed dad remarried, Korey was unwelcoming to his kindhearted stepmother. Then he became estranged from his older brother. But after fourteen months in Ohio, God called Korey back to Pennsylvania.

Easier said than done. Back home, Korey feels left behind by his family and friends, who want to see him happily married. Instead of looking for a new relationship, he finds himself spending time with Savannah Zook: the most outspoken maedel he’s ever met. She’s also confident and brave, having raised her younger brother from a young age. And she’s a natural beauty. But, hard as her friends try to convince her otherwise, she has no interest in dating. Her priority is looking out for her bullied brother.

So when Savannah suggests they pretend to date as a way to get her friends—and his family—off their backs, Korey readily agrees. Soon, he can’t imagine life without her. But could Savannah ever truly be part of his future?

Set in the faithful Amish community of Lancaster County, Breaking New Ground gives the most stubborn Bontrager a chance to redeem his story.


What can you do when your family and friends insist on playing matchmakers? You pretend that you've already found someone! This is exactly what happens in Breaking New Ground, but the deception may be Korey Bontrager and Savannah Zook's undoing. Can this pretend courtship fool everyone, or will Korey and Savannah be convinced to make it real? 

Finally, the true Korey Bontrager is being revealed! I must admit that I've mightily struggled with this character's actions in the first two books of the Amish Legacy novels. He displayed anger, resentment, and total silence toward his new stepmother, disrespected his father, and left home because of a disagreement with his brother Tyler. Is the person who's back home in Lancaster County the same bitter Korey, or has his time away given him a new perspective?

Breaking New Ground has so many intriguing elements. There's a pretend romance, the middle-child syndrome, and a prodigal son longing to return home, along with the universal need for forgiveness and redemption. Yes, Korey Bontrager has finally been redeemed in my eyes but will his family and friends feel the same?

Author Amy Clipston excels in heartwarming romance, happily-ever-afters, and Amish fiction. Breaking New Ground definitely fits the bill!!

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Amy Clipston is an award-winning bestselling author and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She's sold more than one million books, and her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan University and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and five spoiled rotten cats. 

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The Bark of Zorro (Gone to the Dogs #4) by Kathleen Y'Barbo

The Bark of Zorro (Gone to the Dogs #4)

Who Is Spray Painting the Dogs in Brenham, Texas?
Cozy up with your favorite pooch and unwind with a small-town mystery in book 4 of the Gone to the Dogs series.
Strange happenings are afoot in Brenham, Texas, as dogs start showing up at the Lone Star Veterinary Clinic with a Z spray painted on them. The cops blame pranksters, while pet owners are blaming each other. Receptionist Cassidy Carter uses her social media expertise to try to get the culprit caught on camera, but Texas game warden, Justin Cameron, thinks online media attention is the last thing this case needs. When Cassidy’s post goes viral, more dogs are found painted and the clinic gets marked with a big Z too. How could her good intentions have backfired so badly?


There's another mystery for the staff of the Lone Star Vet Clinic in Brenham, Texas and this may be the strangest one yet. Who is painting the letter Z on the dogs around Brenham and what is the reason? Cassidy Carter's work at the clinic and her passion for rescuing dogs prompt her to start her own investigation but she soon finds some opposition from a local game warden. Jason Cameron definitely has his own ideas about finding the answers and he doesn't give much credit to Cassidy's amateur sleuthing skills!

Dogs, romance, and intrigue make this a perfect choice for anyone wanting a fun and entertaining cozy mystery. The Bark of Zorro is a great addition to the Gone to the Dogs series and the good news is that there are more books ahead!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee and bestselling author of more than one hundred books with over two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she is a member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Women Former Students (Aggie Women), Texas Historical Society, Sisters in Crime, Faith Hope and Love Christian Writers, and American Christian Fiction Writers. She would also be a member of the Daughters of the American Republic, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a few others if she would just remember to fill out the paperwork that Great Aunt Mary Beth has sent her more than once.

Kathleen and her hero in combat boots husband have their own surprise love story that unfolded on social media a few years back. They make their home just north of Houston, Texas, and are the parents, grandparents, and in-laws of a blended family of Texans, Okies, and a trio of adorable Londoners.

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Off the Chain

Dog Days of Summer

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

The Bark of Zorro

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Friday, April 28, 2023

When Tomorrow Came by Hannah Linder

When Tomorrow Came

They Waited Their Whole Lives for Their Papa to Return
Nan and Heath Duncan, siblings abandoned by their papa and abused by their guardian, have no choice but to survive on the London streets. When a kind gentleman rescues Nan from such a life, the siblings are separated and raised in two vastly different social worlds. Just when both are beginning to flourish and years have healed some of their wounds, their long-awaited papa returns and reunites them—bringing demands with him. Nan is expected to marry a rich suitor she’s never liked, and Heath is expected to forsake his gentle spirit and become the hardened man his father always was.

Dangers unfold, secret love develops, fights ensue, and murder upsets the worlds Heath and Nan have built for themselves.

They’ve waited their whole lives for their papa to return, for tomorrow to come—but now that it has, will they be able to see through to the truth and end this whirlwind of a nightmare before it costs one of their lives?   


When Tomorrow Came is the traumatic story of two young siblings forced to fend for themselves on the streets of London in the early 1800s. I experienced so many emotions as this story began. How could these young children endure such sadness, desperation, and despair? And then, hope comes in the form of Mr. and Mrs. Stanhope! I loved this Christian couple and I also cheered when Temperance and Gilbert entered Heath and Nan's lives. They'd experienced unconditional love from the Stanhopes but would they now learn the joy of romantic love?

It isn't often that an author attempts to tell a story through four points of view but this is exactly what Hannah Linder has done, in offering the thoughts of Nan, Heath, Gilbert, and Temperance. Four different voices and the results are pure magic! When Tomorrow Came is an unforgettable Regency romance that's laced with faith, forgiveness, and redemption. I am so in awe of Ms. Linder's writing talents!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Hannah Linder resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Cynthia Ruchti with Books & Such Literary Management, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels filled with passion, secrets, and danger. She is a double 2021 Selah Award winner, a 2022 Selah Award winner, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Her debut, Beneath His Silence  released in November, 2022.

In way of career, Hannah is a Graphic Design Associates Degree graduate who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York Times, USA Today, National, and International bestsellers (hannahlinderdesigns.com). She is also a self-portrait photographer of historical fashion.

When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing instruments—piano, guitar, and ukulele—songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. Her greatest desire is to please her Savior and to write in a way that glorifies and uplifts Him. 

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Windswept Way (Hope Harbor, #9) by Irene Hannon

Windswept Way (Hope Harbor, #9)

Buying a haunted house was never in Ashley Scott's plans, but when an intriguing opportunity drops into her lap after a major setback, she finds herself trekking cross-country to Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast to launch a new life.

Wounded warrior Jonathan Gray isn't sure what to make of the attractive woman on his reclusive older neighbor's isolated property, but her presence is none of his business--until she enlists his help with an ambitious project. When Jonathan finds his interest in the new arrival becoming more personal than professional, however, his defenses go up. There's no room in his life--or his heart--for romance.

Yet, as these three hurting people join forces to restore life, laughter, and love to a historic estate that has known too much sadness, they may also find healing, hope, and happiness for themselves.

Bestselling author Irene Hannon invites you back to Hope Harbor, where hearts heal and love blooms.


Windswept Way takes us back to Hope Harbor, Oregon, for another visit with the likable residents of this lovely seacoast village. We're introduced to Rose, Ashley, and Jonathan as they join forces to restore a beloved historical residence but the ultimate restoration project may actually take place in their own lives. Author Irene Hannon shares a touching story of finding one's purpose, learning to trust, and seeing beyond outward appearances, and she also gives readers a reunion with Charlie, Father Murphy, and Reverend Baker. I loved Rose's efforts to unite Ashley and Jonathan and I was moved by the special friendship that she finds with Charlie. How could this happen to a person who purposely avoided people?!?!

Windswept Way is awesome contemporary fiction and I'm so glad that there are more books planned for this Hope Harbor series. Hannon excels in writing realistic stories that tug at your heartstrings and inspire you to search your soul, and I was truly 'swept away' while reading this story!

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Irene Hannon, who writes both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 50 novels. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romance fiction) and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Other awards for individual books include National Readers' Choice, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers Choice, Booksellers' Best, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews. She is also a two-time Christy award finalist.

A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. To learn more about Irene and her books, visit her Website    Facebook     Twitter     Instagram  

Hope Harbor Series

Hope Harbor
Sea Rose Lane
Sandpiper Cove
Pelican Point
Driftwood Bay

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Courage in the Storm (Johns Mill Amish Romance, #3) by Laurel Blount

Courage in the Storm (Johns Mill Amish Romance #3)

In this powerful Amish romance, an isolated woman and a compassionate man learn that love can build a bridge between their two worlds.

Since witnessing the murder of her beloved parents, Miriam Hochstedler suffers from paralyzing anxiety and a deep-seated fear of the Englisch . Unwilling to venture beyond her family’s Tennessee farm, she forms a close bond with a badly injured gelding. Like Miriam herself, the traumatized animal seems unlikely to recover—until skilled horse whisperer Reuben Brenneman arrives.
A survivor of an abusive childhood, Reuben understands fear better than most. He’ll do whatever it takes to help a terrified animal, but his compassion doesn’t extend to the church that turned a blind eye to his family’s suffering. Once he finishes this job, he’ll return to the Englisch world, putting his Amish heritage behind him forever.

As Miriam works alongside Reuben, battling the horse’s fear—and her own—an unexpected friendship blooms and deepens into romance. But the Amish faith that sustains her inspires only distrust in Reuben, and the Englisch world he’s chosen has already broken her heart once.
Falling in love was easy. But staying together will take all the courage they have.



There are many wonderful characters in this book but there are three that burrowed their way into my heart: Miriam Hochstedler, Reuben Brenneman, and a gelding named Breeze. All three have experienced terror due to the acts of others and all three are in need of love and healing. Courage in the Storm relates their journey of turning fear into peace and loss into gain. It is an emotional story and it's easily one of the best stories that I've read this year!

This is the third book in the Johns Mill Amish Romance series and members of the Hochstedler family still continue their recovery from the tragedy of having their peaceful Amish existence destroyed by a murderer. Miriam's trauma is especially overwhelming, and I was deeply touched by her inability to leave their farm. I know that this often happens but author Laurel Blount paints a powerful picture of Mirry's dilemma. Gifted horse trainer Reuben had grown up living in fear and "fear, he'd found, was at the root of most horse issues. People issues, too." Will the compassion and understanding of this horse whisperer start Mirry on a path to healing? Can she lead him back to the faith of his youth?

This book is a must-read for anyone who craves a lovely story of hope, faith, and romance. Courage in the Storm is fantastic Amish fiction!!

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: 5 of 5 stars


Carol award-winning author Laurel Blount writes captivating romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart. She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals. Connect with her at www.laurelblountbooks.com

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Texas Ranch Target (Cowboy Protectors #2) by Virginia Vaughan

Texas Ranch Target (Cowboy Protectors, 2)

Somebody wants her dead…
But they'll have to go through him first.

After his client is murdered, security expert Brett Harmon plans to lie low at his family’s ranch—until he comes across an injured woman in the road. With only Brett’s business card in her pocket and no memory of her attack, Jaycee Richmond turns to her rescuer for answers. But when their search reveals a deadly connection, can Brett protect her from a killer she can’t remember?

From Love Inspired Courage. Danger. Faith.


A brutal attack, a terrifying road chase, and a case of amnesia...all of these occur in the first pages of this book and they are only the beginning! Virginia Vaughan gives readers a heart-pounding roller coaster ride that never slows down. Jaycee Richmond doesn't remember who she is or why she would be under attack but she's not the only target. Brett Harmon's efforts to protect her make him a target also!

Vaughan kept me turning the pages to find answers in this action-packed, suspense-filled story but there's also an intriguing personal relationship waiting to be explored. Texas Ranch Target is a wonderful addition to the Cowboy Protectors series and I'm eager to learn more about the residents of the Harmon Ranch in Jessup, Texas!

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: 5 of 5 stars


Virginia Vaughan is a former investigator for the State of Mississippi who left a promising career to pursue her dream of being a writer. Blessed to come from a large, Southern family, her fondest memories include hearing stories recounted by family and friends around the large dinner table. She was a lover of books even from a young age, devouring gothic romance novels and stories of romance, danger, and love. She soon started writing them herself, delving into the genre of romantic suspense, armed with her passion for writing and the knowledge gained from her criminal justice background

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Cowboy Protectors

Book 2: Texas Ranch Target

Monday, April 24, 2023

Crime Scene Witness (Amish Country Justice #15) by Dana R. Lynn

Crime Scene Witness (Amish Country Justice #15)

Finding a safe haven is the only way to stay alive

When crime scene cleaner Lissa Page discovers a clue at a murder site, she’s attacked and becomes the killer’s new target. Now Deputy US Marshal Micah Bender must protect the single mother from becoming another victim. But with threats coming from every direction, Micah needs to hide Lissa—and the Amish community he left behind might be the answer to keeping his witness safe.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.



I've read several of the books in this series and this book certainly didn't disappoint! Author Dana R. Lynn gives readers another edge-of-your-seat thriller that's filled with twists, turns, and so many questions needing to be answered. I was especially intrigued by the heroine of Crime Scene Witness because she works as a crime scene cleaner. Can you imagine having to clean where a vicious crime had been committed? What if you actually knew the person who had been killed?

Lynn kept me fully engaged in Deputy US Marshal Micah Bender's struggle to keep Lissa Page safe after she became the target of someone labeled the Birthday Card Killer. Danger and suspense are keys to this story but I was especially touched by Micah and Lissa's efforts to overcome the hurts from their past. Their journey includes a wonderful faith message that's subtly woven throughout the plot.

This exciting addition to the Amish Country Justice series offers another chance to catch up with the Bender family, but don't worry if you haven't read the others. Crime Scene Witness is definitely a standalone novel and I highly recommend it to all who enjoy romantic Christian suspense.

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Dana R. Lynn is a USA Today bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenage children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night. Dana is an avid reader, loves cats, and thinks chocolate should be a food group. Dana is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website.

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Amish Country Justice

Book 1:Plain Target
Book 2: Plain Retribution
Book 3: Amish Christmas Abduction
Book 4: Amish Country Ambush
Book 5: Amish Christmas Emergency
Book 6: Guarding the Amish Midwife
Book 7: Hidden in Amish Country
Book 9: Deadly Amish Reunion
Book 11: Covert Amish Investigation
Book 12: Amish Christmas Escape
Book 15: Crime Scene Witness

God Knows: When Your Worries and Whys Need More Than Temporary Relief by Lisa Whittle

God Knows: When Your Worries and Whys Need More Than Temporary Relief

If we really believed that God knowing was enough—and left it there—our questions, worries, and angst over life's struggles would find more than temporary relief. Many of us wake up every day with looming anxieties over our future and a weariness we can't shake. We have more questions than answers and live with difficult daily realities and secrets we feel we cannot share. The question remains for most How can I fix it, make sense of it, or solve it? 

Enter God Knows : a guidebook to lead the modern believer to a place of release, relief, and reliance upon the omniscience of God. Inspired by the seldom-studied book of Nahum, God Knows details the behind-the-scenes picture we are missing, what His great knowing entails, and how his omniscience provides daily perspective to bring the healing and peace we are all desperate to find. In God Knows , you God is doing his job the justice, the plan, the working together for our good even when we can't see or understand. The problem is not God. Learn to release what has been burdening you and watch His plan for your life unfold.

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Are you guilty of thinking that God knows what's going on in your life but still worrying about those issues? Do you forget that God knows every single thing about us now and He also knows every single thing that will ever happen to us? Every. Single. Thing? Author Lisa Whittle addresses this in her new book, God Knows, and she uses a three-chapter Old Testament book as the basis of her theories. Whittle believes that the minor prophet Nahum was trying to show us that 'things aren't always as they appear, God knows what we don't, and He is taking care of it.' (p. 7) Isn't that a wonderful reassurance in our stressful, question-filled lives?

“The Lord is good. A stronghold in the day of trouble. He knows those who take refuge in Him. “ Nahum 1:7

I admit that I haven't recognized the power of Nahum's words, but Whittle has! She uses them to encourage and comfort her readers, and she accomplishes this in an easily understood, totally relatable manner. I especially love that she freely shares her own experiences!

After reading this wonderful resource, you should

  • Experience freedom by learning the difference between privacy and secrecy. 
  • Develop renewed belief in your abandoned dreams and goals, still known by God.
  • Realign your idea of God's omniscience being far away to how it daily affects you. 
  • Release your fears for the future as you develop a different outlook on tomorrow through God's lens.
  • Learn how to deal with injustice in light of God's knowledge of it.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via FrontGate Media. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Lisa Whittle is the best selling author of 9 books and several Bible studies, including Jesus Over Everything and The Hard Good. She is a sought-out Bible teacher for her wit and bold, bottom line approach. She is the founder of online communities: Ministry Strong for ministry leaders and Called Creatives for writers and speakers, and host of the popular Jesus Over Everything podcast. She’s a wife, mom, lover of laughter, good food, and The Bible, and a self-professed feisty work in progress.

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

After the Shadows (Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing #1) by Amanda Cabot

After the Shadows (Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing #1)

Emily Leland sheds no tears when her abusive husband is killed in a bar fight, but what awaits her back home in Sweetwater Crossing is far from the welcome and comfort she expected. First she discovers her father has died under mysterious circumstances. Then the house where the new schoolteacher and his son are supposed to board burns, leaving them homeless. When Emily proposes turning the family home into a boardinghouse, her sister is so incensed that she leaves town.

Alone and broke, her family name sullied by controversy, Emily is determined to solve the mystery of her father's death--and to aid Craig Ferguson, despite her fears of men. The widowed schoolmaster proves to be a devoted father, an innovative teacher, and an unexpected ally. Together they must work to unmask a killer and escape the shadows of their own pasts in order to forge a brighter future.

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot transports you to 1880s Texas Hill Country for a brand-new series that will have you flipping pages to solve the mystery and get to the happily-ever-after you long for.


Oh, my! This book has everything that I love in a story! History, mystery, a budding romance, and the promise of second chances are all a part of this new book by author Amanda Cabot. After the Shadows is the touching story of two people who bear hurts and scars from previous experiences. Emily believes that she doesn't deserve happiness and Craig is plagued with guilt. How could either one of them ever hope to have another happy or loving relationship?

After the Shadows is the first book in the new Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing and it's whetted my appetite for what's ahead! Cabot's historical details are spot on and she definitely knows how to pull our heartstrings with the emotional impact of this story. She also tastefully handles tough subjects such as domestic violence and suicide and reminds us that some tragedies are often unavoidable. This is a riveting story of hope, trust, and learning to let go and I highly recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian novels!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she’s sold more than thirty-five novels. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Baby Inheritance (Lazy M Ranch, #1) by Tina Radcliffe

The Baby Inheritance

An infant in need…

But she’s a package deal.

After the tragic loss of his best friends, rancher Drew Morgan willingly accepts guardianship of their six-month-old baby—until he learns big-city professor Sadie Ross has temporary custody as well. Opposites in every way, the pair now has eight weeks together on Drew’s ranch to decide who will become the permanent parent. Could this makeshift family turn into something real…before the deadline is up?

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness, and hope.


I just finished this first book of a new series and I want more visits to the Lazy M Ranch in Homestead Pass, Oklahoma. I need more time with the fabulous Morgan men! Drew Morgan and his Grandpa Gus are the two primary male characters in The Baby Inheritance but there are four more brothers waiting in the wings. Throw in a warm, loving housekeeper, a young woman who's never known the joy of being part of a family, and a precious little girl needing a permanent home, and you have a story worthy of a Hallmark movie!

The Baby Inheritance is a unique contemporary romance with awesome characters and a wonderful faith theme woven into its plot. There's also a peek at Sam and Olivia's story that makes me eager to return to the Lazy M Ranch in Oklahoma! Kudos to author Tina Radcliffe!!

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: 5 of 5 stars


Publishers Weekly bestselling author Tina Radcliffe hails from Western New York. She left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa, she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. before heading to Colorado as a library cataloger.

​A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina is a Romance Writer of America and American Christian Fiction Writers Honor Roll member.

Tina is also a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist. She is a four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist and a three-time ACFW Mentor of the year finalist. ​Her Harlequin books have won the ACFW Carol Award and the Holt Medallion. She has placed or won over thirty RWA chapter-affiliated contests in her career. As a short story writer, she has sold over forty short romances to Woman’s World Magazine.

​Tina is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Women's Fiction Writers Association. A popular workshop speaker, she currently lives in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

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Lazy M Ranch

Book 1: The Baby Inheritance
Book 2: The Cowboy Bargain

Thursday, April 20, 2023

26 Below (Alaskan Cyber Hunters #1) by Kimberley Woodhouse

26 Below (Alaskan Cyber Hunters #1)

In her new role as Emergency Operations Center director for Fairbanks, Alaska, Darcie Phillips prevents disasters. But none of her training can prepare her for the terror that's coming.

As a cybersecurity specialist, Jason Myers is determined to ferret out any threats to the town he now calls home--and that includes his reckless brother and his ecoterrorist friends.

When an old woman's wild prediction--widespread destruction as soon as the Fairbanks temperature falls to 26 below--hits national headlines, neither Darcie nor Jason sees a real risk to anything but tourism.

Then the bodies start dropping.

Darcie is relying on her experience and intelligence to stop a killer; Jason is relying on God to guide the way. They'll have to work together to find the truth and prevent their Alaskan town from becoming a city of nightmares. 

The first in a thrilling new suspense series from best-selling author Kimberley Woodhouse, 26 Below will delight fans of Lynnette Eason, Irene Hannon, and Lynn Blackburn.


I'm a big fan of this author's historical fiction novels and I now know that she can also write contemporary suspense! This book is so good, or should I say, 'scary good'? 26 Below chronicles cyber security experts who are investigating a supposed threat from cyber terrorists, and it's concerning to me because I realize just how dependent we've become on the Internet for power and communication!

Author Kimberley Woodhouse kept me turning the pages and thinking "What if?" as I read this 'chilling tale' that takes us through the temperature countdown. Her characters are intriguing, the setting is beautiful Alaska, and there's an inspiring faith message woven throughout the plot. A promising romance and a questionable ending suggest that there are more thrills ahead in this new Alaskan Cyber Hunters series. Grab a copy of 26 Below and prepare to lose yourself in some great Christian suspense!

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than twenty-five books who loves the JOY of story. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past, and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate. She's spoken to more than 2 million people at more than 2,500 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for thirty-plus years, she makes her home in the Poconos. 

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