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For No Apparent Reason by S. K. Derban–Book Review

for no apparent reasonMy Review

Since she’s been focused on law school, Madison really hasn’t had a lot of time for romance. However, when she finds a returned package on the porch of a man accused of killing his wife, her curiosity is piqued. She takes the package, and finds herself compelled to return it to the rightful owner and prove the innocence of Samuel Livingston. Unknowingly, she has caught the eye of FBI Agent Court Braxton in more than one way. From the moment they met, there seemed to be sparks. Will those sparks turn into more? And more importantly, will they be able to prove Livingston’s innocence before it’s too late?

Full of suspense and romance, this book was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters were very relatable, and you will fall in love with each one. I felt as if I was there with the characters as they investigated the case, and I felt their frustrations right along with them. I did not want to put it down. I wanted to know if they’d solve the case, and most importantly what happened to Madison and Court? So if I’ve got your attention, and you want to find out….go, go get your copy now! You won’t be disappointed!

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

skderbanAbout the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. 

Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe.  S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China on five separate occasions, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips.  When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience.  The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters.


The Things We Knew by Catherine West–Book Review

27840648Lynette Carlisle is struggling to take care of her father whose health is failing and make enough money to keep them afloat. When she goes to the bank for help, she finds her old friend Luke Cooper and is distraught by the news he gives her. When her siblings come home to help and discuss their options tensions run high, because most of them blame their father for their mother’s death. In the meantime, old feelings are surfacing in her heart and she is increasingly falling in love with Luke, but will old secrets ruin their budding relationship and possibly tear his family apart? Can they work together to save her family home?

I really enjoyed this book! The characters and storyline were very well-developed. I found myself so drawn into the story I could empathize with the characters. I could see the story in my mind as I was reading. I don’t know if you would call this a suspense or mystery, but there is some mystery in that Lynette is trying to remember her past, and has mysterious dreams se can’t explain as she’s trying to remember the past she forgot. Overall, this was an awesome book, and I highly recommend it.

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


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Buckhead Dead by Deborah Malone–Book Review


After Skye Sutherland and her assistant Honey Truelove finish redecorating Sylvia Landmark’s home, a celebration is held. After the celebration, Sylvia is found murdered and Skye and Honey are the top suspects. Trying to clear their names, the women decide to do some investigating of their own to find the real killer. They wind up in over their heads, but have plenty of fun seeing the sights of Georgia while doing their own sleuthing.

I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. It kept me guessing until the very end. The characters were very down to earth and relatable. They were kind of quirky and spunky women who were not expert sleuths by any means, but did their best solving who killed their client and why. It was fun to see them having an unexpected adventure. I definitely recommend this book to anybody who loves a good mystery, and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

**I was sent a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About the Author


Deborah Malone’s first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Category Five writing contest! Deborah was nominated for 2011 and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year in Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine “Georgia Backroads” since 2001. She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails,” edited by Olin Jackson, as well as the “Christian Communicator.” She is a member of the Georgia Writer’s Association, Advanced Writers and Speaker’s Association and the American Christian Fiction Writers.


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