Tag Archive | Christian fiction

The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble—Book Review

After her husband died, Shauna wanted nothing to do with his best friend, Zach, because she blames him for his death. However, when a series of deaths threaten her life and the life of her son, she has no one else to turn to and has to rely on Zach to keep her safe. As they slowly unravel the mystery of who killed their friends, it only seems to get more dangerous. Will they be able to figure out what the killers are after? And will they be able to solve the mystery before someone else Shauna loves gets hurt?

I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. It’s full of twists and turns with a bit of romance thrown in! I love it, kept me guessing all the way until the end! As usual, I quickly fell in love with the main characters, who are very relatable. I highly recommend this book!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Dancing in the Rain by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery–Book Review

 

After college graduation, Loni Parker is having a hard time landing a job because of her disability. So when her friend invites her to Camp Hope, she goes. Little did Loni know how much that simple retreat would change her. She comes face to face with the man who took her eyesight so many years ago. Michael Ackerman, the camp director, knows immediately who Loni is, and tries to avoid her since he believes there’s no way she could ever forgive him for what he’d done to her. However, he’s quickly falling for her, but when she leaves camp in pursuit of her dream of living on her own and teaching music, he wonders if she’ll ever love him back.

 

Dancing in the Rain is beautiful story of forgiveness and love. Throughout the book, the theme of forgiveness is brought up again and again, it was beautifully written, and you will just fall in love with Loni and Michael (I know I did!). I enjoyed reading a book from the perspective of a blind main character, I haven’t read much of that before, and it gives you a different perspective for sure! It’s so refreshing to read a book with so many spiritual truths/applications woven throughout and to see the characters living out their faith despite their circumstances. I highly recommend this book!

**I received this book free from the author in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

If I Live by Terri Blackstock–Book Review

 

Casey Cox is still on the run in this final book in the If I Run  series. Between Casey and private investigator, Dylan Roberts, the evidence against Gordon Keegan is mounting, and they know that the running will soon be over. However, the closer they get to nailing Keegan and clearing Casey’s name, the more dangerous it becomes for both of them. Will they be able to get the evidence to someone who will believe them and isn’t in on the corruption with Keegan before he finds Casey? Will Casey ever get to go back to her normal life before this nightmare began? Or will they both be Keegan’s next victims to cover his crimes?

 

An amazing end to a great series. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series! Just like the previous books in the series, I could not put this book down. The suspense has you on edge throughout the entire book, so many twists and turns keep you guessing what will happen next. From the beginning, I quickly fell in love with Casey and Dylan. It was hard for me to wait for the next book to come out so I could see what happened next. I highly recommend this series, and for that matter any other books Terri Blackstock writes, they are amazing!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers–Book Review

 

To an outsider, Roman Velasco appears to have it all. He has a nice house, fame, fortune, and any woman would kill to be on his arm. When Grace Moore walks into his life as his new assistant, he immediately notices how different she is from other women. She works hard, and doesn’t appreciate his foul mouth. Roman quickly finds himself wanting to know more about this elusive woman. Grace is a God-honoring woman who is trying hard to make a life for her and her son, and trying to get over the pain and regrets of her past. Will they open up to each other enough to see that they have more in common than they realize? Will Roman see his need of Jesus before it’s too late?

 

This story was fantastic. I was drawn in from the beginning, and I loved the different spiritual lessons seen throughout the book. One specific lesson I loved, God is working a masterpiece in each one of us, and yes we may have flaws or things in our past that we regret, but God in His grace will forgive us and save us and use us for His glory despite our past. The story was beautifully written, and I loved each of the characters! There were a few twists and turns along the way, which kept you wondering how it was going to end. I highly recommend this book!

**I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Holly, Ivy, & Intrigue by Joanie Bruce, Alexa Verde, and Denise Weimer–Book Review

About the Book

Christmas Murder Mix-Up by Joanie Bruce

When Paige overhears her husband’s disturbing conversation, she begins to think her husband is plotting to kill her. To add to her growing doubts of her husband, a suspicious Christmas gift, a gas leak, and a break-in make her wonder if her husband really loves her or if he’s behind it all.

Holiday Pursuit by Alexa Verde

Brianna’s troubled brother has a hard time resisting the urge to steal cars, however his latest joyride may have dire consequences when he accidentally finds a murdered corpse in the trunk. After Liam runs for his life three days before Christmas, Brianna is desperate to find him before something happens to him and solve the case with the help of her foster brother Richard. Will they be able to crack the case before she or her brother get into grave danger?

A Holiday Intruder by Denise Weimer

Kelsey Jordan is trying to make ends meet while running her antique store, and bringing old antiques back to life. She is suddenly thrust into the middle of an old family mystery, and two handsome men vying for her affections when her store is broken into and robbed. Will they be able to catch the robber? Will she fall for one of two possible suitors?

Book Review

I am honored to have been a part of the launch team for this collection of Christmas novellas. I absolutely loved it! I couldn’t put it down, and so I read it in one weekend! They are short novellas, but the suspense is gripping. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. The characters were well developed, and I fell in love with each one!  I love Christmas, and I love suspense so this collection was perfect for me. For all the suspense lovers on your list this season, this would be a great Christmas gift! You cannot go wrong with this book, I highly recommend it.

 

**I received this book free from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Be sure to check out the upcoming blog tour stops for this book starting December 3 through CelebrateLit!

Upcoming Blog Tour Stops!

Texas Book-aholic, December 3

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, December 3

Reflections From My Bookshelves, December 4

History, Mystery & Faith, December 4

Zerina Blossom’s Books, December 5

proud to be an autism mom, December 5

Mommynificent, December 6

Inklings and notions, December 6

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 6

Allofakindmom, December 7

Blogging With Carol, December 7

Blossoms and Blessings, December 8

Have A Wonderful Day, December 8

Janices book reviews, December 9

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 9

Carpe Diem, December 10

Mary Hake, December 10

A Baker’s Perspective, December 11

Daysong Reflections, December 12

Avid Reader Book Reviews, December 12

Reading Is My SuperPower, December 13

Remembrancy, December 13

Multifarious, December 14

Margaret Kazmierczak, December 14

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, December 15

Pursuing Stacie, December 15

Vicky Sluiter, December 16

Bigreadersite, December 16

 

 

Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey–Book Review

 

Declan Gray knows there’s a terrorist attack coming for U.S. soil, but he needs help figuring out the details. Tanner Shaw has just signed on to the FBI as a crisis counselor, and is assigned to work the case with Declan in his partner’s absence. As they work through the case and get closer and closer to getting the bad guys and stopping the attack, Tanner and Declan are pulled closer and closer to each other. But do they both feel the same way about each other? Will they be able to find all the pieces to the puzzle before anybody else dies or will all their work be in vain?

 

Another page-turning suspense from Dani Pettrey, Blind Spot will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love this series, and I can’t wait to read the next one! If you haven’t read any of the Chesapeake Valor Series books, now is the time to start! This is book three in the series, and you’re going to want to read these in order. I haven’t read the first one yet, but this one closely follows the second book, so you may feel like you’re missing a few details if you haven’t read the book before it. I had a hard time putting this one down! You will quickly fall in love with the characters, they are very relatable and each has his or her own flaws which makes them seem more real.

 

**I received this book free from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck–Book Review

After Tenley Roth writes a bestseller, she is challenged to write her next book. However, she is overcome with writer’s block. When her estranged mother asks her to come to Cocoa Beach to help her through her chemotherapy treatments, she thinks this may be what she needs to get her inspiration back. When Tenley arrives at her mother’s house she falls in love with an antique desk and gains inspiration from the desk. Little did Tenley know that years before Birdie Shehorn had sat at the same desk wanting two things, to be a published author and to marry for love. Will Tenley shake her writer’s block and find her inspiration? Will Birdie be able to go against her mother’s wishes and marry for love and finally get her name on a book?

 

This story was very intriguing. I fell in love with both Tenley and Birdie. It kept me wondering how each of their stories would end. I could not put the book down, and when I had to my !Ind kept wondering what was going to happen next. This is another amazing story by Rachel Hauck, and I highly recommend it. I love the way she writes two separate stories of women from two completely different ages and weaves them back together.

**I received this book for free from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.