Monday, May 2, 2016

New Releases April 25-30

Dear Readers,

Happy May!

Happy Reading,

Anchor in the Storm - Sarah Sundin - #2 Waves of Freedom - For Lillian Avery, America's entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg's attentions only annoy--even if he is her brother's best friend.

Fading Starlight - Kathryn Cushman - Lauren Summers red carpet accident has lead to her being black balled from the fashion houses.  Kendall Joiner needs her help.  If she is willing to help then he will help her prove her "accident" was a publicity stunt. 

Her One and Only - Becky Wade - Gray Fowler cannot believe that the female body guard is going to save him from anyone, let alone a determined stalker.  Dru Porter is a former Marine and a crack shot, nothing intimidates her.  But she does find herself falling for Gray and that is a no-no in her business. 

Traces of Guilt - Dee Henderson - An Evie Blackwell Cold Case #1 - Evie Blackwell loves her job as a detective.  She looks forward to starting a new cold case task force.  Her first job leads her to Gabriel Thane's home town.  The case she is working on is one he has history with and he is not sure he is ready to reopen it or find the answers. 

Friday, April 29, 2016


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Dear Readers,

If you have not read this book, please do.  It is a wonderful journey into a life that most people never would learn about.  A.J. is a wonderfully rich character that most of us if we meet him on the street might never notice.  

Happy Reading, 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Release - Land of Silence - Tessa Afshar

Land of Silence - Tessa Afshar

Before Christ called her "daughter" . . .

Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father's textile trade and caring for her family. 

When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. 

As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.No physician can cure her.

No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?

P.S. This is one of the women of the Bible that intrigues me.   

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tosca Lee

Dear Readers,
When I first heard about the topic of Tosca Lee’s newest book, The Progeny, I was immediately interested.  Who would think to write a book, let alone a series, about the descendants of the most notorious female serial killer?  Well, Tosca of course. 
The+ProgenyEmily Jacobs has no idea who she is or why she decided to have her memory wiped.  She is learning to do things again, like functioning in the world, interacting with fellow humans and taking care of herself.  It has been a process, one that it seems she needs to thank her caregiver for helping her through.  As Emily starts to venture out on her own, she meets a good-looking guy at the Food Mart and strikes up a friendship.  Just as she think she can trust him, things quickly spiral out of control.  She is not sure who she can trust and she remembers nothing from her past life. 
This all happens very quickly at the beginning of the book. Almost quicker than you can get your feet under you with the story, you find yourself racing around the world.  There is much you learn right away, but it all builds on itself as you go along.  

I am going to say that the ending of the book made is what made me really want to read the second book.  The whole book kept my attention and made me want to continue on the journey with Emily, but that ending, oh my that got me excited for the 2nd book.  

I don't want to give anything away, as what fun is that for you.  But if you are into books that are well written, fast paced, with changes of direction and not knowing who can be trusted, then make sure you pick up Tosca's newest.  

Happy Reading, 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Release - Sister Dear - Laura McNeill

Sister Dear - Laura McNeill 

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start.  But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?
Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.
But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.
As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Releases - April 18 - 23

Dear Readers,

The week this releases to you, I will be flying to Minneapolis, MN to talk about fiction for 3 days.  I am so excited to be able to spend time with the great team at Bethany Publishers, who are part of the Baker Publishing Group.  Not sure all the topics we will be covering, but it is sure to cover a huge variety of genres and authors.

Enjoy the new list.  There is more than one title that I am looking forward to reading.

Happy Reading,

Sister Dear - Laura McNeill - Allie returns home after serving 10 years for a crime she didn't commit.  No one believes her innocence, but Allie is determined to prove she is.  What she uncovers threatens not only her parole, but also her personal safety and her family.

A Flight of Arrows - Lori Benton - The Path Finders #2 - Years ago William stole a baby.  An Native American baby, one of twin boys.  Now many different people are paying the price.  Stone Thrower, the baby's true father, the boy's twin brother and William himself.  Will they all find peace?

Land of Silence - Tessa Afshar - Elianna is a young woman whom life has not always played fair.  She is taken into father's business only after her brother dies.  When her father dies she is put in charge, isolating her from more and more people.  When illness strikes, she is even forced away from everything.  That is until she hears about a Galilean who is healing people.

The Cairo Code - Glenn Meade - previously published as The Sand of Sakkara - November 1943 - President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill are meeting in Egypt to plan an European invasion.  Hitler gets wind of it  and plans to kill the President.  Based on a true story.

Friday, April 22, 2016


Dear Readers,

I have often said that to me reading is breathing.  I am pretty sure that I could not live without the chance to read.  I know that is why the Book Thief had such an impact on me.

To read is to live.

Happy Breathing (Reading),