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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.

Invitation-Harbingers Series Cycle 1–Book Review

 

Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky come together to bring you a book like none other. Each author writes from the perspective of a different character through an overarching story of suspense and supernatural circumstances. These four character keep being brought together for some special mission, but they don’t quite know what that mission is strange, unexplainable things keep happening to them. First, there is a strange mystery at a school for gifted students. Then, a house that seems to appear and disappear whenever it wants, animals that just drop dead with no eyes, and finally a strange little girl who seems to be from a completely different planet. What will happen to them? Will they solve the strange  mysteries that unfold?

 

This book was a little different than what I’m used to reading. That being said, I’ve never read a book that was written like this, and I love the idea. When I first started reading, I was a bit confused, because although it is Christian fiction, the very first section seems to dwell on psychic type things and “forces” that to me seemed demonic. (I didn’t get the idea that the author condoned any of that behavior it was just something the characters were fighting.) I kept reading because I wanted to see what happened, and I was pleased to see that throughout the rest of the book it started making more sense as to why that part was necessary. It seems as though something sinister is at work, and these four characters were brought together by God (whether or not they believe in Him or not) to help fight whatever that may be and save people from the effects of each supernatural force. Overall, while it was strange and a bit out of my element, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it if you’re into supernatural suspense. I am looking forward to reading the next installment to see what happens next (coming August 2017 – preorder here).

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

Still Life by Dani Pettrey–Book Review

 

When Avery Tate decides to go to her first gallery opening since being ousted by the photography community, it was only to support her friend, Skylar. However, she soon finds herself thrown into the midst of an investigation to find her friend, Skylar, who is no where to be found, and one of the photographer’s photos had been replaced with an eerie photo of her posing as if she’s dead. As Avery and her friends begin to dig into the case to find her friend, things quickly turn and they find themselves in some very precarious situations. Will they find Skylar? Will they be able to find who photographed her and catch him? Are they too late?

Pettrey will keep you intrigued until the very end. You’ll be guessing the entire time! I was enthralled from the very beginning, and couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t figure out who did it until the very end. This story was very well written. I felt like I was right there with them as they were investigating, finding leads, and falling in love. If you like suspense and a splash of romance, this is a great book for you. While this is the second book in the series, I feel as though it can stand alone because I didn’t feel like I was missing anything too crucial (I haven’t read the first one yet, but now I want to.) So go grab your copy today, you won’t regret it!

**I received 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.

 

 

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble–book review


Since her mother’s blueberry barrens are no longer producing enough fruit to make a living, Kate decides she needs to rent her cottage out. Drake Newham shows up with his nieces and not only wants to rent it, but also needs a nanny. When Kate finds out Drake is in Maine to look into his brother and sister-in-law’s deaths, they decide to team up to get to the bottom of it. However, Kate’s uncle has recently escaped prison and someone may be stalking her. Will they ever find the people responsible for all the threats to Kate and her loved ones?
I always enjoy Colleen Coble’s books, and this was no different. It was packed with suspense and romance. I found myself turning page after page wondering who the stalker was, who really killed Drake’s family, and will they ever catch Uncle Paul? I find myself so engrossed I feel like I’m right there with Kate and Drake, rooting for them. The characters are very relatable. If you love suspense with romance mixed in, you’ll love this book!

Grab your very own copy here, http://amzn.to/2iFQqV2.

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

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Sister Dear by Laura McNeill–book review

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Allie Marshall was convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, but after 10 long years she’s out on parole. She’s determined to prove her innocence. Her return turns everyone’s world upside down, especially her daughter’s. Will she be able to mend her relationship with her daughter and prove once and for all she didn’t murder the coach?

I enjoyed this suspense. It was full of unexpected twists and turns all the way to the end. It keeps you enthralled the whole time. While I loved this book I wouldn’t call this Christian fiction as there’s no mention of God at all. It’s fairly clean, however, there are a few instances of cursing and there were a couple racy spots (more than I prefer). Minus those spots the storyline was great and kept me on my toes.

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

If I Run by Terri Blackstock–book review

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Casey Cox is tortured by her past, but now a new threat has sent her running for her life. She’s accused of murdering her good friend, but doesn’t know who she can and cannot trust. Will she be able to find justice for her father and for her friend without being in jeopardy herself?

I was drawn into this book from the very first line. It is a gripping story told in the first person that draws you in so far you feel like you’re right there with Casey as she tries to figure out this mess. The characters are complex with their own flaws. This is the first in a trilogy so when I got to the end I was ready to jump into the next one, but alas, I have to wait. I finished this book in 2 days (which is a big deal for me…lol) because I couldn’t bear to put it down long because every time I did it left me wondering what was going to happen next! Highly recommend this book!

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Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer–book review

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After the converted wife of a prominent Muslim leader is murdered, personal injury lawyer, Alex Madison, is thrown into the biggest case of his career. Overwhelming evidence against his client, as well as pressure from his church urging him to drop the case cause him to doubt whether he should stay on the case, but something tells him that he should stay on and believe in this man.

I love how Singer takes topics that are controversial and makes you really think about both sides of things. I found myself drawn into this suspense and trying to figure out who was guilty and who was innocent. I love the twists and turns in the book. The characters are very well developed and some are complex. Highly recommend this book!

**I received this book free from Tyndale through Tyndale Rewards.

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