Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Monday, September 1, 2014

Montana Reunion by Valerie Hansen

My book review today is on the Love Inspired, Montana Reunion. This story  is a Big Sky Centennial story, and is the prequel of a new series. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the upcoming ones. Valerie does a great job with her story telling. The story is well written and heartwarming. I know you will love it.

Tony Valdez was the town bad boy but has returned to the town of Jasper Gulch as a respected veterinarian. He's only here for a short period of time to help his friend. He dreads facing the town and trying to live down his reputation. On one of his first calls he runs into the only girl he ever loved. A girl his parents forced him t leave but never heard from again.

Annette Lakey heard that Tony was coming back to town but she had vowed to stay away from him. He had broke her heart when he disappeared without a word right before her prom. Now she ran into him face to face. He had changed but she didn't like that sparkle in his eyes. People just didn't change.

Old Rusty Zidek brings a half frozen puppy to her beauty shop and begs her to keep the pup until the vet could look at her. He calls the vet and then leaves. The vet shows up and shakes up her whole
 world. A really cute story.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Deadline by Maggie K. Black

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Deadline. Maggie does a great job with suspense and intrigues. This one was an excellent example. This book is well written, fast paced, and her characters are flawed but intriguing. I enjoyed this story very much and I know you will also.

Jack Brooks is a journalist for the Torchlight News. He has been following a random string of murders that he believes are the works of one killer. He wrote an article naming the killer as the Raincoat Killer.  The police chief is extremely angry that a reporter would go over his head and write such lies in the paper. Jack's editor is also in trouble for printing it; so he tells him to take time off and find proof.

Meg Duff is a Wedding Planner on a small island. Her business is prospering until she can hardly keep up with it. She meets up with her bride and travels with the wedding party to the island. As she stands by the rail of the ferry, she's attacked and thrown overboard. Jack rescues Meg but she when she finds out he's a reporter she refuses to help him in any way.

Meg's brochure had been found at all the crime scenes and Jack is convinced she's the next victim. Meg lived through a nightmare years ago, caused, she felt by reporters and newspapers. She wants no part of Jack. Now the past hurts are all back and the pain overwhelms her but Jack is going to protect her in spite of her stubbornness. A journey of restoration, forgiveness, and love. a great read.You may purchase this book at the address below. God bless you and have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No Safe Haven by Virginia Vaughan

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, No Safe Haven. This is Virginia's first LIS book but it is a great one. It's well written, action packed, and very hard to put down. Her characters are flawed by the choices they have made and the story deals with domestic violence and its effects on the people who have to deal with it. Unfortunately, statistics show that this problem is becoming worse every day. When I was a young married woman, I had to deal with it but I didn't know anyone else who had that problem. The police and my lawyer all told me that a man could do whatever he wanted to his wife, there wasn't anything they could do. I still have some trust issues but have come a long way. Thank God things have changed and women like Virginia are writing to bring these issues to the public. I have also written several books on this subject.

Jessica Taylor has survived an abusive relationship that caused the death of her beloved brother. The man is in prison but Jessica still lives in fear for her life. Jessica has turned her terror into a ministry to save other women from this life. As an advocate she has started a home, Dean's Den, to protect abused women. Sarah Young is one of these women. As Jessica helps her pack after her husband had been arrested, Sarah's brother comes to help her. As they get ready to take Sarah to the home, her husband returns and attacks them. As they pull away he threatens to destroy them all.

A.D.A. Andrew Jennings has tried to get his sister out of her bad marriage but Sarah refuses to take his help. As he answers a call for help from Sarah, he meets up with Jessica. Jessica has been a thorn in his side when it came to Domestic Violence cases, now she is able to help him understand why women allow them selves to be abused and what they go through. As Andrew tries to help Jessica and his sister, they are stalked, people are attacked, and he is called on the carpet for his job.

This is a journey to forgive ourselves of our past wrong choices and that God has a plan to restore us to the life He had planned for us all along. I know you will enjoy this book You can get a copy of the book at the address below. God bless you all.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Romancing the Widow by Davalynn Spencer

My book review today is on the Heartsong Presents book, Romancing the Widow. Davalynn does a great job with western romances. This book is well written and has amazing characters. I know you will enjoy this book.This book takes place in 1888, in Canon City, Colorado. You will find it quite humorous. She tells a great story.

Martha Stanton returns home to Canon City a widow who is totally defeated. A year ago her pastor husband was shot down in the street by a drunk. Her world has come to an end as far as she is concerned. When she is thrown together with a ranger, hope for a future begins to take place in her heart.

Haskell Jacobs is a Colorado Ranger. He is in Canon City to find a horse thief not find a wife. He is unable to get the fiesty widow out of his thoughts. He soon learns his main suspect is a man the widow once cared for.

A journey of strength and love that overcomes the past. God always has a plan for those who will but listen. You need to buy a copy of this book, you can get a copy at the address below. God bless you and have a great week.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Mountain Rescue by Hope White

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Mountain Rescue. This book is the first book in the Echo Mountain Series. I enjoy Hope's books and I know you will love this one, it's awesome. This book is well written, you'll love the characters, and it's action packed, what's not to love? Not only that, she weaves her faith into the book like a tapestry.

Quinn Donovan is a entrepreneur and a search and rescue volunteer. A once broken man he keeps aloof and refuses to care about people, especially women. He rescues a young couple but the husband dies begging him to care for his wife. Quinn takes her back to his home and gives her a job and a new life. Now a year later, he receives word that she is in trouble on the mountain, he drops everything to save the woman that has somehow gotten through his barriers.

Wilhelma "Billie" Bronson goes up the Cascade Mountain to find closure on her husband's death a year ago. She hears a snap and turns to find a hiker. The man tells her he knew her husband and her husband had left something that belonged to him worth a lot of money. He tries to grab her and in the struggle Billie falls down the mountain. Thank God she brought her personal locator beacon. Someone would know she was in trouble. Was she going to die this close to the place her husband did?

This is the start of their journey as they learn of her late husband's guilt and betrayal. The couple are forced into a struggle for survival while trying to protect their hearts. An awesome story of forgiveness,
faith, and love. A must read! You may buy the book at the following location. Have a great weekend and God bless you all.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Trace of Memory by Valerie Hansen

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, A Trace of Memory. This is third book in The Defenders Series. I loved this series and I'm sure you will too. Valerie is one of my favorite authors when it comes to suspense and intrigues, she has a real way of making the book exciting and hard to put her books down. She deals with faith in such a positive way. This book is well written, face paced, and heart warming.

Emma Landers is kidnapped and escapes but there is one major problem; she can't remember anything.
She can't remember how she got amnesia, where she's running from, or who is after her. Hopping a ride in a semi, she spots a truck with a logo she recognizes. The truck is empty and she lets herself in and waits for the driver.

Travis Wright did well at the cattle sale, he stuffs the check into his pocket and is ready to head back to the farm when he finds his ex-girlfriend sitting in the front seat of his truck. Looking pale and frightened, she's unable to answer his questions but begs him to just take her home.

Travis takes her home to the farm but they are followed and their lives become embroiled in a life or death situation. How can they find the answers when the facts are locked away somewhere in her mind. These two people are suffering souls lost in heartbreak and tragedy, they begin a journey to find out what has happened and what God has planned for them. It's a great story!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Cattleman Meets His Match by Sherri Stackelford

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, The Cattleman Meets His Match. This book is a follow up on the book The Widow's Heart, and features another of the Elder brothers. It's a great story, Sherri always does a great western, I love her work. This story is well written, a story of family; one has too much and one is looking to find hers. You'll love these characters, even though they are at opposite side of the situation, they are joined together by a loving God.

In an effort to get away from a family of older brothers,John Elder drives a herd of cattle to a new place in Kansas. He rides into a town to find his cattle crew, they are drunk and in trouble. He fires them and then chews himself out for not hiring a replacement crew first. He had only a short window to get his cattle across the Kansas border. Walking down the alley, he is struck by what later becomes his new crew. One, fiesty, beautiful woman and four little girls are fleeing from a brothel window. When a drunk man come after them John is forced to help these girls.

Moira O'Mara has been kidnapped by a horrible man and thrown into a locked room with four young girls. The girls have been thrown into a room in a brothel and are terribly frightened. Moira comes up with a plan and they fall right into the arms of a cowboy. She is grateful when he rescues them but when he decides to just leave the herd of longhorns so he can protect her and the girls from a crooked deputy, she takes thing into her own hands and takes over the herd.

This is a great read, you will laugh, you will cry, and these characters will steal your heart. I hope Sherri writes about the other Elder brothers because I loved these people and so will you. God bless all of you and have a great week.

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