Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, May 27, 2016

A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard

My review today is on the Amish Romance, A Simple Vow. This is a part of the Simple Gifts Series. I loved this book and enjoyed revisiting Willow Ridge. The book is well written, faith based, and the characters are moving. There are several twists and turns in the story and I know you will love it. Charlotte has a wonderful way with her Amish stories.

Edith Riehl and her two sisters have just moved to Willow Ridge. Her dominating father, a clock maker, traded his home in Rosewood with his cousin who lived in Willow Ridge so his cousin could help his mother. Edith was preparing for a wedding next to them when she heard an argument out front. Two men were arguing by a buggy and she could hear the shrill cry of a baby. She goes over to help the child. She finds the man who was once courting her sister in Rosewood accusing the tall stranger of fathering his twin babies; which the man denies. Edith stops the quarreling and agrees to care for the babies while they sort things out. Edith is unable to have children so she becomes deeply involved with these children.

Asa Detweiler received a message saying a dying wife said he was the father of a set of twins. He had never heard of the mother let alone father these children. He takes off to find out what is going on. He is instantly drawn to the young woman who stops the argument. He helps her up into the buggy and promises her he will find the children's real father if she would promise to care for the babies. As he is leaving town he is run off the road and is seriously injured. He becomes much closer to Edith and the children as he is forced to stay in town.

A journey of two loving hearts thrown together by two sweet little babies. God has a plan for these two even though the journey is full of twists and turns. God has a plan for you too. He can get you out of the mess you find yourself in if you will only surrender yourself and give Him control.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Emergency Response by Susan Sleeman

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Emergency Response. This is the fourth book in the First Responders Series. I have really enjoyed this series; if you haven't read any of them do yourself a favor and get them now. Susan is one of my favorite authors and she didn't let me down on this one, it is well written, action packed, and full of twists and turns.

Darcie Stephens is a paramedic with the First Responders Squad. She lost her daughter a few years ago and her husband ran off and left her. Will she ever heal? She is attacked as she goes to check on a patient. The man tries to strangle her but she manages to escape him. With bullets flying she calls a detective she knows that is close and will help her. As he helps her an officer who chase off the attacker find a hit list with Darcie's name on it. Who could she have made angry enough to pay someone to kill her?

Detective Noah Lockhart comes to rescue Darcie even though he has been doing everything he could to dodge the beautiful paramedic. Can he protect his heart? Neither of them are in a place for a relationship. Noah works hard to keep Darcie safe while trying to find the man that is trying to kill her. Noah must trust Darcie and her team to help him protect her.

This is a struggle of to broken people trying to stay alive and find trust in each other and in God. God has a plan for these two and it is a much better plan than anything they could have imagined. God has a plan for you too. You must release those things that so easily beset us and let God take control. He can turn your life around.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Plain Protector by Alison Stone

My review today is a Love Inspired Suspense. Plain Protector. I really enjoy Alison's work. I love Amish stories but Alison always adds a little of intrigue. This book is well written, action packed and full of life changing faith. What could be better? It's a great read!

Social Worker Sarah Gardner moves to Apple Creek to escape her abusive ex-boyfriend. She is doing her best to try help the young Amish people deal with the temptations of this new world that they are ignorant of. She is attacked in the basement of the church where she works after a meeting. A deputy is called out to help her. Could she have made enemies of these wonderful Amish people or has her ex found where she is hiding? Should she pack up and run again?

Deputy Sheriff Nick Jennings, a former Army Ranger knows that Sarah is hiding something. He has experience with a woman who kept secrets and it didn't turn out well. Can he protect Sarah without losing his heart? He can't just leave a woman in trouble. He must protect her.

A journey of two broken hearts trying to survive the horrors that surround them. They must learn to trust each other and to trust God. He has a plan for them and He can make a way for them. God is like that! You might not have armed men after you but we are in a war and God can make a way through it for us. He has a plan for each of us and it's much greater than any of your hopes and dreams. Just give Him control of your lives. He wants to help.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Unknown Enemy by Michelle Karl

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Unknown Enemy. Michelle is a fairly new author with LIS but if you haven't read any of her books you are missing some awesome writing. This story is well written, action packed and full of twists and turns. I know you will enjoy it.

Virginia (Ginny) Anderson is a professor at a small college. Scarred from a bad accident years ago she feels she can only make a difference in the world through academics. To get on the tenure-tract she must complete her project. She is given the ancient tablet of the country of Amar to translate. She's convinced she has found the ancient site of the summer palace of their royal family.  Some one is trying to keep her from revealing the secrets found on the tablets at any cost.

Former Secret Service Colin Tapping is now working at the college and is teaching criminology classes. He is trying to forget how he had lost his focus on his last assignment and his protectee had been killed. Now he is thrown into a situation where he must protect Ginny and find the man that is trying to destroy her. He can't let what happened in the past happen again.

The journey of two broken, struggling souls trying to survive as their whole world is thrown upside down. They must come to trust each other and learn they can't do it on their own. God has a plan for these two, a plan good and not of evil. God has a plan for you too. Just turn your life over to Him and He will make a way for you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tactical Rescue by Maggie K. Black

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Tactical Rescue. I don't know about you but I really enjoy Maggie's work. She is an awesome story teller, especially suspense. This story is well written, action packed, and full of twists and turns. I know you will enjoy it.

Special Forces Zack Keats is on vacation in the Canadian Mountains when he hears that the only woman he ever loved is in danger. Her brother has been identified as a traitor and a murderer. The government is declaring that she is also under investigation. Zack takes off to warn her when her brother sets off a bomb to destroy the highway. Zack must get to Rebecca to save her from her brother.

Rebecca Miles is now a wildlife photographer. She left the home of her step father shortly after her mother's death. The General and his son had been abusive all throughout her teen years. The only one she had ever cared for was Zack but he had stood her up for her awards banquet and joined the military. He had broken her heart. Now he's here trying to tell her her life is in danger. How can she trust him?

This is a journey of two broken people struggling to survive attack after attack. They soon learn they must learn to trust each other and turn to God. Only God can get them out of the horror that surrounds them. God has a plan for these two. God has a plan for you too. You might not be running from killers but you do have someone that is trying to steal, kill, and destroy you and your house hold. God can make a way where there seems to be no way. Just turn you life over to him and give him control of your mess. God bless you all.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coming Home to Texas by Allie Pleiter

My review today is on the Love Inspired , Coming Home to Texas. This is second book in the Blue Thorn Ranch Series. I really enjoyed this book. The story is well written, humorous, and heart warming. I know you will enjoy it.

Ellie Buckton finds her fiancee in the arms of her best friend; brokenhearted she runs home to heal. She is picked up for speeding on her way to the ranch. Crying and unable to control herself, the law enforcement officer lets her go with a warning. She soon meets the man again when there is attacks on the herd of bison at her brother's ranch. She can't believe that she is attracted to this man after all that she has been through.

Nash Larson has taken a temporary job in a small town in Texas. When he picks up the beautiful Ellie he is imediately attracted to her but he doesn't want a rebound relationship. They just simply didn't work. Nash was just here for a time to heal. He had been involved with at-risk kids in LA and the one he cared for the most had shot him twice. The emotional scars were much worse than the ones to his body.

When the pastor asks Nash and Ellie to lead an after school program neither one want to do it but the pastor talked them into it. Would history repeat it self? Was one of their kids the one who was causing all the problems at the ranch? Forced to spend a great deal of time together the attraction between them continues to grow. God has a plan for these two. It wasn't what they thought it would be but it was far greater than they had dreamed of. God is like that for you and me too. His plan is always more than you could imagine. Give God control of your life and watch Him turn everything around.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Truth and Consequences by Lenora Worth

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Truth and Consequences. This is book two in the Rookie K-9 Unit Continuity Series. I am really enjoying this series and I always enjoy Lenora's work so this is a no-brainer for me. I loved it. This book is well written, action packed, full of adventure. You will love these two strong willed individuals.

Ex-military medic David Evans comes to Desert Valley to fulfill a promise to a fallen soldier, to protect his sister. When the train enters the town, he's sharing a car with only two individuals. The attendant comes in to announce their arrival; they jump up, stumble, and one man drops his bag. The bag opens and colorful plastic wrapped packages drop on the floor. They grab the packages and they shoot up the car. David is an eye witness as the attendant is shot and the men run. Because is a medic, he helps the attendant as the law enforcement arrive. The woman he's looking for, run in on the scene with her canine partner. David jumps in and helps her when her life is endangered, but she claims that she has no need of him or his protection. As a witness he must stay in town.

Whitney Godwin is a rookie with a new badge and a new canine partner. She is investigating her first assignment but runs into a medic who had been with her brother when he died. He had promised to protect her. She didn't need protection. She and her infant daughter were doing just fine. She didn't need any man's help in her life. That's what got her in this mess to begin with.

This is a journey of two broken souls. A drug smuggling operation is working through the area and they are determined to destroy them. God had a plan for these two. A plan to give them a hope and a future. A plan far greater than they had ever dreamed. God has a plan for you too. Jeremiah 29:11. It too will be far greater than anything you have ever dreamed