Monday, September 30, 2013

New Releases September 23 - 28

Dear Readers,

Back to work today for me.  I love being able to help people find the perfect book, but I kind of wish someone would figure out how to do that from my house. :-)

Enjoy this list, there have been so many good titles these last few weeks my to-be-read list is not any shorter. 

Happy Reading,

When the Clouds Roll By - Myra Johnson - #1 Until We Meet Again - AnnaMarie's fiance' returns from WWI not as the man she remembers.  They both befriend the chaplin at the local VA hospital who is struggling with demons of his own.

A Bride for Keeps – Melissa Jagears - From the back cover - Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He's already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn't in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn't given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him.

Return to Me – Lynn Austin - #1 The Restoration Chronicles - After years of waiting, the people of Israel are being allowed to return home.  Iddo's grandson Zechariah  is torn about returning as his family is well off in Babylon.

The Path to Piney Meadows – Gail Sattler - Chad has fallen in love with the community he stumbled on.  Anna can wait to leave her Mennonite community to make her way in the world.  But will Chad's love be enough to make her happy?

Critical Pursuit – Janice Cantore - From the back cover -Officer Brinna Caruso has built a reputation at the precinct as the cop to call when a child goes missing. For Brinna, it’s personal because she was once one of them. Brinna and her K-9 search and rescue dog, Hero, will stop at nothing to find a missing child, no matter the stakes 

Mistaken – Karen Barnett - Laurie is sure every man has become a rum runner.  Her brother's new friend seem to be cut of the same cloth.  Daniel wants to prove her wrong.

What Once was Lost - Kim Vogel Sawyer - When a fire forces Christina to find homes for those in her care at the home for the poor, Tommy and the miller in town find a whole new bond. 

Glittering Promises - Lisa T. Bergren - #3 Grand Tour series - From the back cover -Hounded by journalists chasing the beguiling story of the newest American heiress, Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present, and still embrace her future. But as Will struggles with her newfound wealth, she begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that threatens to pull them apart. 

Threads of Change - Jodi Barrows - A quilting story part one - In the politcal unrest of 1856, Lucas Mailey decides to send his granddaughters west.  He hires a handful of men to run the wagon train and keep the women safe. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

New Release - Orchard of Hope - Ann Gabhart

Dear Readers,

When I say this release is new, I am using that term loosely.  It is not a a new book, but the series is getting a fresh new look.  The first book, Scent of Lilacs, re-released a few short months ago.  Orchard of Hope continues the story of Jocie and her not so conventional family.  Things seems to have settled down and even Jocie's aunt is getting easier to get along with, that is until a black family moves into their little community.

Set during the turbulent 60's the Heart of Hollyhill series brings us many of the issues that families were dealing with.  Whether it was the war, women's rights or even the whole hippy scene, they were things all happening in our country at that time.  This series gives us all a chance to be part of what it was like growing up at that time.  It is a unique look at the 60's through the eyes of a 14 year old.

I read this series many years ago when it first was released and was so bummed when it went out of print.  If you have not read this series, take the time it is so well written, but also know if you can't get you hands on a used copy of book three you will have to wait until it releases in 2014.

Happy Reading

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Julie Cantrell

Dear Readers,

**If you have not read Into the Free by Julie Cantrell, you will want to read that first.  This review will contain spoilers if you haven't read that one.

I am going to first say when I heard that Julie had continued Millie's story in a second book, I was a bit disappointed as I didn't feel there was a reason to.  I was so very wrong, this was a beautiful continuation of the story.  

When Mountains Move picks up the storyline 6 weeks after the event in the church steeple.  Millie has agreed to marry Bump and that day is what starts this story.  A beautiful day that starts their life together in a wonderful way and with several happy surprises.  

Colorado is waiting and Millie and Bump head to their new ranch with all the hopes and dreams of a new couple ready to take on the world.  Now, Millie has a bit of baggage that is going with her, as we all know, and she has to decide what to do with it, tell Bump or keep it a secret.  She decides he doesn't need to know as she is afraid that he will not love her any more and her dream of a real family will disappear with him. 

Once again you will find yourself cheering for Millie as she deals with what life hands her.  Sometimes it is a wonderful thing, like a new friend, and sometimes it is something not as beautiful. I am not going to share it here as it gives some of the storyline away.  But this is a story of forgiveness, but also one of trust.  Trusting herself, trusting Bump, trusting God.  

Julie's writing style draws you into the story so very quickly.  I can't wait to  read what she comes up with next.  I read this one while on vacation in about 24 hours.  I started late on Saturday night and finished Monday morning.  I didn't want it to end and yet I couldn't lay it down.  If you have read the first one, you will want to read this one and once again disappear into Millie's story.

Happy Reading.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Release - Dark Justice - Brandilyn Collins

Dear Readers,

Brandilyn Collins was one of the first authors I read in the Christian market who could give me the creeps while reading her books.  For a little while she had not been writing, but a couple years ago she came back on the scene with some great stand alones.  I am enjoying reading her again.

Dark+JusticeDark Justice is her newest to release and this one seems to run right along the lines of the other.  If you like thillers this one is a good one for that.  Hannah and her mother stop and help a man that was hurt in a car accident.  While waiting for the police, the man whispers in her ear and suddenly everyone want to kow what he said to her.

Hiding herself is one thing, but hiding her mother who suffers from Dementia is harder.  How do you explain that it is not safe to return home because their is a killer on their trail.

Fast paced, breath taking and one that makes you wonder if you would survive if the same thing happened to you.  I don't know that if I had to go on the run if I would live long enough to survive to get help.

Happy Reading

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Release - Derailed - Neta & Dave Jackson

Dear Readers,

I first read Neta Jackson's work when the Yada Yada Prayer group released many years ago.  (The whole series is getting a facelift the coming year or so)  I loved her style of writing and she was one of the few authors I read that made me want to move to a big city.

Along with her husband Dave, Neta has started a new series earlier this year, Windy City Neighbors.  Each book a story to its self, but familiar characters will have parts of the books and each book highlights a neighborhood in Chicago.  Book #1 is Grounded which released in April of this year and just a few short weeks ago the second book Derailed was also released.

Grounded and DerailedOne of the beloved characters from past series Harry Bentley is back.  He is called back to duty and soon finds himself involved in strange case.  That is not the only way his life is changing, now his son wants to move in.  What is God going to ask of him next?

I am somewhat familiar with Chicago, and reading these books is like strolling down the streets of a unique neighborhood.  One that is not well known to those that don't live there, but once you close you covers of the book, will be a place you want to visit and find the hope.

Happy Reading

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Releases Sept. 16 - 21

Dear Readers,

I swear each publishing house waited until Labor Day to send new releases out.  I am not sure why they didn't come for the summer reading season, but here is another long list of new books for you.

Happy Reading

Born of Persuasion - Jessica Dotta - 17 year old Julia Elliston living in 1838 Scotland does not have any rights of her own.  She belongs to her father, husband, or guardian.  When she is left with few choices and a guardian that is threatening to ship her off as a servant, Julia has to find a way to stop that from happening.

The Prayer Box - Lisa Wingate - Tandi is running from her past, but when she is given the tasks of cleaning out lola's Victorian House, she finds that years worth of prayer boxes.  They tell a story of a an unassuming women and her journey of faith.

Derailed – Neta Jackson/Dave Jackson - #2 Windy City Neighbors - (from the copy)-Derailed transports you to Beecham Street—a typical, isolated American neighborhood . . . until hope moves in.

Traces of Mercy – Michael Landon Jr/Cindy Kelley - When a young lady wakes up from an accident not knowing who she is, she takes the name Mercy.  Later a mysterious man shows up with maybe the answers to her past. 

Orchard of Hope – Ann H. Gabhart - #2 Hollyhill Series - Recover of a wonderful series, if you haven't read this series, treat yourself and read them with their fresh new covers.

Dark Justice – Brandilyn Collins - Hannah and her mother, who suffers from Dementia, stop to help an accident victim which changes their lives.  He whispers some words to them and now they are on the run from people who want that secret.

An Untamed Heart – Lauraine Snelling - The long awaited prequel to the Red River of the North Series, need I say more?

A Talent for Trouble – Jen Turano - Felicia decides it is time to spread her wings, Greyson just wants to settle down.  When they meet they find a mutual attraction.

Queen of Sheba – Roberta Kells Dorr - From the back cover -This stirring and epic account of a pagan queen's search for truth and love paints a captivating portrait of a woman struggling with her passions and responsibilities while it brings to life the ancient Middle East 

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Release - Raw Edges - Sandra D. Bricker

Dear Readers,

I don't know if you have been reading the Quilts of Love series, but there have been some really interesting reads in the series.  To call it a series is probably not completely correct as each book is a complete stand along and unique to each author.  They have spanned America's history and how the quilt has played a major part in our history and how it still does.

Raw Edges is Sandra D. Bricker's contribution to the series.  This one is a contemporary tale about a husband, Greyson, grieving the loss of a beloved wife to cancer.  He can't help his 9 year old daughter in her grief because he ca'tn get past his.

Annabelle is a cancer survivior working on the memory quilt for the OVAcome support, she is able to reach out to Sadie to help her overcome the loss of her mother.

Each of these stories has a quilt tied to it and each has a wonderful story line that shows us how we are all connected even when we are all so very different.  Whether the book is a historical story or a contemporary tale, they all have a storyline that will tell you something about this country we live in.

Happy Reading.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I, Saul - Jerry Jenkins with James MacDonald

Dear Readers,
I really did not expect to like I, Saul by Jerry Jenkins and James MacDonald nearly as much as I did.  I forgot what a great story teller that Jerry is.  He has written several novels including the Left Behind series with Tim LaHaye.  In fact most people know him from that series, but know this is not a “Left Behind” book.  

What if we would find a manuscript written in Paul’s own hand about his life as a child leading to when he is an adult?  That is what the idea is behind this book.  It is a completely fictional story of Paul’s writing and even his stay in prison before his execution.  History isn’t completely sure of how he died, but there is much agreement that he was beheaded after a lengthy stay in prison.  After saying that, it is still a very compelling part of the book.
The modern part of the story is what if the manuscript was stolen before anyone got a chance to know what they had found.  Dr. Augie Knox is going about his life at Arlington Theological Seminary. He is looking to marry the love of his life and continue on in a life that was chosen for him by his name and who his father was.   He receives a call from a long time friend in Greece that the friend’s life is in danger and he need Augie’s help as soon as possible.
I don’t want to go into too many details as the adventure/mystery part of the story is also a fun read.  I kept thinking the historical part was the best part and then I would start reading the contemporary side of the story and start thinking that was the best part.  So you can see that I was engaged in the story and wanted to find out what was going to happen next.

I think part of what I like the most about Augie and his friends was they were completely normal when they were on the run.  They didn’t suddenly turn into super spies.  They didn’t own all kinds of spy gadgets or drive the perfect cars.  They made some good choices and bad choices as they tried to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.  It made the story much more believable.
It also gave me a good peek into what Saul’s life might have been liked as he was growing up.  It is a small snap shot of what may have caused him to be such a tormentor of the new Christians of his time.  The story will continue in I, Paul in 2014.  I was wondering how they were going to keep this story going, but it sets up very well to the next book and I look forward to a chance to read it.
Happy Reading

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Release - Letters from Ruby - Adam Thomas

Dear Readers,

Adam Thomas is an ordained Episcopal priest, I would not expect to find a fiction book written by him.  But by his own admission he could not be a priest without being a writer and he could not write without being a priest.  That is one thing about Abingdon Press, they are looking for fiction writers that might be missed by other publishers, usually with a good results.

Letters from Ruby is Adam's first fiction book and is the story of a Rev Calvin Harper is newly ordained and headed to his first parish.  He is not sure how to proceed and Ruby Redding decides to take him under her wing and teach him everything she knows.

This book is a mixture of narrative and letters written from Ruby.  It blends well together and keep the story moving along.  Ruby's words are not only meant for Calvin, but are words that should also ring true to us all.  It is a sweet story of how we at any age can teach or learn from each other.

Happy Reading

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Release - The Shadow Lamp - Stephen Lawhead

Dear Readers,

I have been reading Stephen Lawhead's books for almost as long I as I can remember.  They are not all my favorite, but I have always enjoyed them.  They range from historical to straight Sci-fi, which is what this lastest series has been.  Starting with the Skin Map in 2010, the Bright Empire series has taken readers on a wild adventure, with the latest installment being, The Shadow Lamp.  I don't know if this is the conclusion to the series, but it sure has been a wild ride spanning centuries and worlds.

The Seekers have gathered at Mia's 16th century coffee house.  They are regrouping and trying to find a way back to the Spirit Well.  Meanwhile the Zetetic Society has made a secret that could rock the foundation of Creation.

I know Stephen's books are not for everyone, but if you are a reader of Fantasy/Spec fiction, then Stephen should be on your must read list.  He weaves stories together that leave you wonder where he is going with the story line and you have to wait until the next book in the series.  They are always worth the wait, but it is hard.

Happy Reading

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Releases Sept. 9-14

Dear Readers,

I should be returning to work shortly.  I am sure I will not get as many books read as I hope to, but back to work I must.  There are a couple titles on this list that I am hoping to get read before I go back.  Of course there is always plenty of reading time after I head back to work.

Happy Reading,

Love's Awakening - Laura Frantz - #2 the Ballantyne Legacy - (from the book description) Storyteller Laura Frantz continues to unfold the stirring aga of the Ballantyne family in this majestic tale of love, loyalty, and the makings of a legacy.

Rebellious Heart - Jody Hedlund - 1763 Massachusetts.  Susanna has everything she wants except an education.  She works hard to help those in need and knows that she when she marries she will continue that work.  When she takes on the case of an innocent woman she meets up with Ben Ross, a poor farmers son who became a lawyer.

Unforeseeable - Nancy Mehl - #3 Road to Kingdom - Callie is engaged to Levi the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church.  She works ofr her friend and soon to be sister-in-law, that is until a body is discovered on the road outside Kingdom.

I, Saul - Jerry Jenkins with James MacDonald  - What if a manuscript written by Paul was found completely intact in spite of being stored in the walls of his prison cell?  Augie finds out when he gets a call from a friend who say he needs help.

Letters from Ruby - Adam Thomas - When Rev. Calvin Harper is ordained out of seminary, he has no idea how much he is going to need Ruby Redding, but she knows how much his is going to need her wisdom.

The Shadow Lamp - Stephen Lawhead - #4 in the Bright Empires - (from the discription) The Quest for answers - and the ulitimate survival - hinges on finding the comic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp and the Spirit Well.

Raw Edges - Sandra Bricker - Quilts of Love series - How does a husband grieving the lose of his beloved wife help his grieving 9 year old daughter?  This Quilt of Love series has stories of how the quilt has become part of America's heritage.

Murder Plain and Simple - Isabella Alan - An Amish Quilt shop mystery - Angela doesn't actuall fit into the Amish community, but when she reopens her Aunt's quilt shop thing seems to be ok.  That is until she finds  body in her storage closet.

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Release - Every Waking Moment - Chris Fabry

Dear Readers,

I love love love Chris Fabry's fiction books.  They are just wonderful stories that unfold in a manner that makes them something you never want to put down and you can even a bit sad that the books are done.  I feel in love with his first book Dogwood.  It had a twist in it I just didn't see coming and the greatest thing is he doesn't find it necessary to put that twist in every one of his books.  Some authors find something that works and then put it in every book, Chris doesn't.  Each one of his books is a bit different and yet his voice comes through loud and clear.

If you haven't read one yet, his newest offering is Every Waking Moment is a great place to start.  Trecha Langsam work with elderly people and has a gift for bringing dementia patients back to life even if only for a short time.  It gives families a chance to visit once again with their loved ones.

Chris' stories have extraordinary characters, beautiful settings and storylines that make you want to sit a-spell and only get up once you have closed the last page.

Happy Reading

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Randy Singer

Dear Readers,
There is nothing like reading a good lawyer mystery.  It engages the brain, it shows you a little behind the scenes of what being a lawyer is all about and it might even make you a little glad that our system does work, even if only in fiction.   Dead Lawyers tell No Tales is Randy Singer’s latest release.  Randy himself is a veteran trial lawyer and he uses his knowledge to make sure he gets the details right about the court cases. 
Landon has just finished his court sentence for point-shaving in a couple of games during his college career, he found Christ while in prison and is now determined to live a life reflective of that.  He finishes law school and with a little help from Harry McNaughten gets a job as a trial lawyer and gets to work.  Harry takes on a high profile case and that seems to be what gets him killed.  When two other lawyers end up dead, Landon knows there is more going on than first meets the eye.  Is Landon’s client actually the killer or is someone trying to frame him?
Like I said, there is nothing like a good lawyer novel.  I have read some pretty bad ones, but thankfully this was not one of them.  I liked putting all the threads together and trying to figure out what was going on.  Randy is very good at throwing out a couple of false leads and smoke screens to get you looking in the wrong direction, but that is what makes the book much more interesting.  So those last few hot fall evenings, this is the perfect book to enjoy while outside.
Happy Reading

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Release - Stranded - Dani Pettrey

Dear Readers,

Dani Pettrey stepped into the competitive market of the romantic suspense genre.  It is one of the most popular genres in the Christian market; it might even only be second to historical romance.  I have done very little research on this matter; I am only basing it on what I get asked the most for.  So I guess don't quote me on this as it is not really fact.

Anyways, Dani's first book came out just last year, Submerged, followed by Shattered, and the awaited third book Stranded is here.  Once again we get to take a vacation to Alaska, of course this vacation include a bit of murder and mayhem, but what is a vacation without a little excitement?

Darcy returns to Alaska to help a friend uncover a big story.  When that friend is missing, Darcy decides to go undercover on the cruise ship and try to dig up the story and to find out what happened to her friend.  Gage is one of the guides on board the cruise ship and the last person he wants to see is Darcy, in fact he just wants to forget about her.  He finds he can't and as the danger becomes more threatening, he knows he needs to protect her.

So not only do you get a great Alaskan cruise, you get a great murder mystery.  I have enjoyed getting to know the McKenna family and as each person has become a friend it has made this series that much more enjoyable.

Happy Reading.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Releases - Sept. 2 - 7

Dear Readers,

Lots of early fall releases in the next couple of weeks.  There a several titles that will be a great way to start the fall reading season.

Happy Reading,

Made to Last - Melissa Tagg - Miranda's whole identity is tied up in her TV persona.  When a reporter starts digging in to her life, will she be able to keep her secrets?

Stranded - Dani Pettrey - #3 in Alaskan Courage - When Darcy arrives in Alaska she finds her undercover friend missing.  She boards the Cruise Ship hoping to find out what happened to her.  Gage McKenna is not exciting to see her, in fact is trying to forget her.

Dangerous Passage - Lisa Harris - #1 Southern Crimes - When two women,each with a Magnolia tatoo, Avery North suspects a serial killer.  She teams up with Jackson Bryant to find their killer.

The Invention of Sarah Cummings - Olivia Newport - #3 Avenus of Dreams - Sarah Cummings has one goal, to go from serving dinners to the wealthy Banning family to eating at the table with high society.  But as she gets closer to her goal, she will have to decide between it and true love.

A Home for my Heart - Ann Mateer - Sadie loves working with the Orphans, but is planning her life with the love of her life, Blaine.  When the matron of the home announces that she is marring, Sadie must decide between running the home or marring the love of her life.

When Mountains Move - Julie Cantrell - sequel to Into the Free - (from the back cover) It is the spring of 1943 and Millie's world is about to change forever.  If only her past could change with it.

The Secret Keeper - Beverly Lewis - #4 Home to Hickory Hollow - Jennifer has always been considered an "old soul," but when she leaves her life behind to join an Old Amish Order many are left wondering what she is hiding from.

For Every Season - Cindy Woodsmall - #3Amish Vines and Orchards Series - As Rhoda and business partners plans for a new Amish community in Maine, things start getting tense between her and her beau, Jacob.  Will he ever be free of his past?

Every Waking Moment - Chris Fabry - If you have never read a Chris Fabry's fiction book, treat yourself today. Treha has a gift, she can help Dementia patience back to a short time of clarity.  When a documentary team hears her story, Treha's past starts to come to life.

The Soul of the Rose - Ruth Trippy - After the death of her close friend, Celia is looking for purpose.  She starts work at a bookstore where she attracts the attention of two men, two very different men.  Celia will have to choose to follow her heart or her faith.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Colleen Coble

Dear Readers,

Rosemary Cottage is book #2 in the Hope Beach series by Colleen Coble.  I have not read Tidewater Innbut that was not a problem in this book at all.  They are two very separate stories.  The characters of book #1 are all over book #2 so if you don’t want the ending given away I recommend that you read Tidewater first. 

Amy returns to Rosemary Cottage on Hope Beach to recover from the death of her beloved brother.  The family has vacationed on the Outer Banks for years and it is a place of happy memories even if it is the place where Ben died.  Amy believes Ben’s death was not an accident and intends to prove it. 

Curtis is making plans to adopt his niece after his sister’s death.  Little Raine is the love of his life and he will do anything to make sure that he will not lose her to her father, even if that means never telling anyone his name. 

This book was a wonderful read for a warm summer day.  It made me want to go on back to the Outer Banks and sit on the beautiful beach and enjoy the view.  Colleen weaves a pleasant love story with a lighter mystery, which makes for that perfect book for reading while sitting on a porch enjoying the sun.

Happy reading,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Release - Trapped - Irene Hannon

Dear Readers,

Irene Hannon treated us this summer with a lovely contemporary novel that was a step away from the normal romantic suspense that she writes.  That Certain Summer was a read that was easy to enjoy while sitting and enjoying the summer.

Trapped, book #2 in the Private Justice series, is not that kind of book.  It is a fast paced chilling novel that is what we all know Irene for writing.  She has written over 35 novels and shows no sign of slowing down.

Laura's 16 year old sister runs away.  The girl is not without her problems, but Laura is doing the best she can and resolves to find her no matter the cost.  Laura hires ATF agent "Dev" Devlin to track her and as Dev delves deeper into Darcy's disaperance, he finds that something very sinister things going on.

Edge of your seat, not laying the book down until the last page is finished.  Those are the type of books that Irene writes for us to read.  Enjoy her latest installment in her anti-sleeping books.

Happy Reading

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Release - Fired Up - Mary Connealy

Dear Readers,

Fired+UpMary Connealy has been writting fun historical fiction for years now, but until just recently she was not well known.  That has changed over the last couple of years and now readers can't seem to get enough of her.  She writes a historical romance with touch of humor and it is a entertaining read.

Fired Up is book #2 in Touble in Texas series and Mary does not dissapoint her fans.  Glynna is not known for her cooking, in fact it might be better to go without food than eat at her dinner, but Glynna needs to support herself and her two children after the death of her husband.

Dare's business as the town doctor is booming thanks to Glynna's dinner, but he life is being threatened by an unknown enemy who wants him dead.  Who could possibly want him dead?  Does it have to do with those he helped during the civil war?  Or does it have something to do with the death of Glynna's own husband?  What ever it is Dare needs to figure it out so he can convince her to take a second chance on love.

When you read Mary's books you can tell she has a passion for historical stories and she loves to share that passion with her readers and for her to add the sense of humor to her stories just make them all the more fun.

Happy Reading

Monday, September 2, 2013

New Releases August 26 - 30

Dear Readers,

Happy Labor Day.  I hope you are enjoying a day off today.  It is the unoffical end of summer here as most schools in our area start tomorrow.  I am not ready for summer to end quite yet and if there a few more days where I can sit outside and enjoy a lovely breeze, warm temps and a good book that would be perfect.

Happy Reading

A Plain Disappearance - Amanda Flowers - An Appleseed Creek Mystery - Chloe is settling into the community.  Her new relationship with Timothy seems to be moving along, everything is looking good.  When they find a murdered Amish girl, they find out their friend Billy is involved, but Billy is missing and not who he says he is.

An Accidental Life - Pamela Ewen - from the copy - An Accidental Life is fiction based on fact: the testimony of registered nurse Jill Stanek before a U.S. Congressional Committee confirming that it was routine for doctors in Chicago's Christ Hospital to have nurses take infants born alive during abortions down to a "soiled utility room" and leave them to die.

Bless Her Heart - Debbie Mayne - #2 Class Reunion series - Priscilla goes to her 15 year class reunion just to see what has happened to her fellow students and to promote her new business.  Her parents seperation complicates things and she flees back to New York as soon as possible, but things are not less complicated there. 

Fired Up - Mary Connealy - #2 Trouble in Texas - (from the backcover) - When a doctor who attracts danger falls for a cook determined to make it o her own, there's going to be trouble in Texas.  

Trapped - Irene Hannon - #2 Private Justice - When Laura's 16 year old sister runs away she hires "Dev" Devlin to help find her.  As they look into what caused Darcy to run away they find something very sinister. 

The Promise - Dan Walsh/Gary Smalley - #2 Restoration Series - Tom has been out of work for 5 months, a fact he has hidden from everyone including his wife. The stress is slowly destroying their marriage.  Will he be able to save his marriage when the truth comes to light?