Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, August 28, 2015

Night Rumbles by Nancy Janes

My book review today is on a book that is different from most of the books I read. This book is a fantasy and I loved how Nancy filled it with adventure and mystery. Nancy did a great job of painting the picture in this fantasy world. Everything was so vivid and I could almost feel myself being there. The story is well written and I look forward to reading more of her work.

Brad is a 19 year old student. He is doing research on the things he is interested in. He's studying at the Science Academy and takes his work very seriously. Brad willingly enters the Netherworld knowing when he enters he will change form and will loose his memory. Brad wakes up in a new town two and one half feet tall and everything is different from what he's used to. This world is filled with darkness and his people work only at night. They are involved with humans on a daily basis and appear to only torment them. Brad is so confused by this strange town, the people he works with, and why he's here. As he wonders what has happened to him he finds no one here knows there past.

Brad interact with a mentor and twin students and becomes involved in their lives as he attends school there and studies the human. He takes several journeys into the human world to try to understand them as a part of his studies.

A story of good over evil; light over darkness. A great read! I know you will want to read it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cowboy Seeks a Bride by Louise M. Gouge

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, Cowboy Seeks a Bride. This is the second book in the Four Stones Ranch Series. I enjoyed this book; it's well written, humorous, and entertaining. Her characters are complex and pull you into the story. I know you will enjoy it also.

Marybeth O'Malley comes from and abused background. Her parents are both dead but somewhere in Colorado is her older brother and she must find him. The church sent her to a finishing school where she met Rosamond Northam and they became good friends. When Rosamond's parents decided she would be a perfect bride for their son, she agreed to go to Colorado to marry him. Marybeth had no intention of ever marrying after what her father had done to her mother but a ticket to Colorado would help her find Jimmy.

Randall Northam had a notorious past and all though he now wanted to settle down with the lovely Marybeth he feared she wouldn't marry him when she learned the truth about him. It was obvious when she arrived that she knew the truth and she didn't want to marry him. He soon learned that her sole purpose for being there was to find her brother so he sets out to find him but a ruthless killer had came to town to kill him and is trying to court Marybeth. Can he find her brother before the man hurt his bride?

A journey of two broken people trying to find love in a world of violence and learning that the only hope they had was to trust in the Lord. God always has a plan and when we trust Him He will make a way where there seems to be no way. God will make a way for you if you can just turn over your mess and let Him work it out.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Smokescreen by Jodie Bailey

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Smokescreen. Jodie's books are awesome suspense stories but I must warn you; Do not start this book if you don't have time to finish it because you won't be able to put it down. This story is well written, fast paced, and full of action. She deals with the terrible facts of PTSD and how it can paralyze a person. She also deals with the fact that only God can deliver you from the fear, panic attacks, and set you free. It is an awesome story.

Ashley Colson had joined the military with the sole desire to go into Intelligence. That dream was stolen from her right before she was to go to the training school years ago when she was shot and almost died. The man that she loved left her on her hospital bed and took her place in the training. He never said a word just left her. Sean their best friend stood beside her but he was like a brother to her
even though they had become engaged. Now Sean had put her right in the middle of terrorist nightmare.

Military Officer Ethan Kincaid is a member of an Intelligence team that is so secret no one even knows they exist. Sean now involved in the operation calls to tell him that Ashley is in danger. Ethan gets to the airport just as a terrorist tries to kidnap her. Ethan's not sure how to get her to trust him after he left her when she was hurt. There was no way to tell her he couldn't stand to stay by her side when she married Sean. He watched Ashley struggle with paralyzing panic attacks that he blamed himself for; how could he lead her back to the faith that been her foundation before she had been shot.

A journey of two broken hearts struggling to survive the terror that seemed two steps ahead of them. They soon learned that only God could save them from the destruction that was overtaking them.  God always has a plan for us and that plan can bring us through any attacks of the enemy.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fugitive at Large by Sandra Robbins

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Fugitive at Large. This is the second book in the Bounty Hunters Series. This has been a great series, and this book is excellent, I look forward to the next book in the series. Sandra's books are always well written, full of action, and adventure. I love the way she weaves her faith into her stories just like a tapestry. You will enjoy this book.

Jessica Knight is a bounty hunter. She was once a police officer but when her relationship with her partner became personal and he requested another partner she went to work in the family business, Knight Agency. Heartbroken she tried to go on with her life. She is getting a soda when there is a robbery attempt at the convenience store. The man threatens to shoot an innocent bystander and Jessica interrupts the robbery and saves the young man's life. The robber is able to escape but not before threatening Jessica's life. As the police arrive she discovers that Jamie is the younger brother of her ex-partner.

Police Detective Ryan Spencer is informed by the dispatcher that his brother was involved in a robbery attempt and rushes to the scene only to find that Jessica the love of his life saved his brother. As he helps her try to identify the robber they discover that the robbery was just a cover for the fugitive to try to kill his brother.

The killer is a wanted fugitive so Jessica decides to team up with Ryan to try to find him but then Jamie disappears. Can they find him before the killer does? What does all this have to do with the coming elections?

A great story of the journey of two broken individuals trying to survive and rescue Jamie. God always has a plan and when we mess up and miss His will, He will bring us back into his perfect will when we just turn back to Him and trust His plan. It's always a greater plan than we had planned.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Frontier Engagement by Regina Scott

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, Frontier Engagement. This is the third book in the  Frontier Bachelors Series. I have enjoyed this series about the Mercer Belles; how came from the East around South America to Seattle. Men paid Mercer to get them brides but  the women that came didn't come to marry, they came to civilize Seattle. These stories are about women who were heartbroken and had no intention of ever marrying. I can't imagine giving up everything that you know and love to travel thousands of miles to an uncivilized world but you have to respect the people that did.

Alexandrina Eugenia Fosgrave grew up believing that she was a princess in exile. She was told that soon someone would come for her family to reinstate them as rulers of Battenburgia. Recently she found out that her parents picked her up somewhere on the trail; all their stories of the homeland were lies to steal from well meaning people. Now that her family has been put in prison she uses her last coins to get to Seattle. When James Wallin comes and asks her come out into the wilderness to teach school she doesn't know whether to believe him or not. She finally goes to his family for an interview. Rina as James calls her, is threatened and decides to accept a different position. James has promised to take her wherever she wants to go if things didn't go well. They make a fake engagement to protect her reputation as they travel across country.

James Wallin blames himself for the death of his father. He was supposed to watch out for problems when they cut down a tree, a tree limb fell and killed his father. It was all his fault, he could never trust himself to be responsible for anyone else. He would never marry but he hadn't planned on spending days in the wilderness with the beautiful Rina.

Two people on a journey to find trust, love, and forgiveness. A great story about faith and redemption. You will love this story, it's well written and full of surprises. God makes a way for us and even though it might not be what we think we want and it will be much greater than anything you had hoped for.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Forgotten Memories by Laura Scott

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Forgotten Memories. This book is the fourth book in the SWAT: Top Cops Series and it's an excellent example of Laura's work. I loved this book; it's well written, action packed, and full of surprises. I know you will enjoy the way she weaves her faith into the story, it will touch your heart.

Dr. Gabriella Fielding is leaving the hospital where she is a trauma surgeon when she is kidnapped. She is rescued by a man she had helped when he had been shot undercover. Gabby can't think of anyone who would do this but it is obvious that someone is trying to kill her.

SWAT Cop Shane Hawkins is going to the hospital when he witnesses the abduction of Gabby Fielding the woman who had saved his life a few years ago, a woman he can't seem to forget. Shane runs for the truck and holds on to the tailgate as the vehicle drives off. After rescuing Gabby they begin a search for the man that is trying to kill her.

A journey of two broken people just trying to survive the terror surrounding them. They soon learn that God has a plan for them and only trusting in Him is going to get them through this. That's the way it is in our lives, once we trust in God, He will get us out the mess we have made of our lives and puts on the path that He provided before the beginning of the world. God has a plan for you and it's wonderful to behold.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Proof of Innocence by Lenora Worth

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Proof of Innocence. This is the last book of the continuity series Capitol K-9 Unit and it was awesome. When I read these six book series I always wonder how they can possibly pull all these books together to make the overall story work but Lenora does an excellent job on this one. This story is well written, full of adventure, and almost impossible to put down. You will love the characters and the faith that is woven into their lives.

Erin Eagleton is on the run. Months ago she witnessed the murder of her boyfriend and the killer set out to frame her for the killing. She was abducted by his accomplice and was supposed to be killed but managed to escape. After all these months she is still trying to survive when her high school sweetheart rescues her. Now she has help trying to find the proof she needs to prove who the killer really is but the killer isn't about to let that happen.

Capitol K-9 Officer Chase Zachary has been searching for Erin ever since the murder months ago. He knows there is no way she could hurt anyone. Chase and his canine partner finally finds her and he vows to protect her and find the true killer. Chase has never stopped loving Erin and will risk everything to save her.

A great journey of two heartbroken people struggling to find proof of the murder and survive the dangers surrounding them. When they learn to trust the Lord, He shows them His awesome plan for their lives. His plan is always far greater than anything we could come up with. Trust God with your own problems and conflicts and He will show you the plans He has for you. God is so good!