Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bodyguard Reunion by Margaret Daley

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense book; Bodyguard Reunion by Margaret Daley.
This book is the last book in the Guardians Inc. series, I really hate to see this series end. This series has been about women bodyguards not a normal profession for women but very entertaining. I love Margaret's writing style, I don't think I have read one of her books that I didn't love. I know you will enjoy this one. It is very well written and full of action.

Cloe Howard's next job is to protect the wife of an author team. She is disturbed when she finds out that her partner is a man she once loved. If she had known he was her partner she wouldn't have taken this assignment. Nine years ago, she had loved him. T.J. had asked her to leave her sick mother and move to D.C. What kind of man would do that? She must keep her emotions in check, she couldn't let those dreams spring back to life.

 T.J Davenport was once a secret service agent, he had worked with Cloe Howard, a police officer, nine years ago and had fallen in love. T.J. got a promotion to guard the Vice President but to move to D.C. Cloe refused to go with him. Now he had returned to Dallas; he planned to buy into Guardians Inc., and reunite with Cloe. He takes a case for couple that are controversial, he requests for Cloe to work him.

Threats turn into series attacks on the Paul and Mary Zimmerman as they cross Texas on a book tour.
Cloe and T.J have their hands full as they protect their clients and again are drawn together, could God have a plan for them? If they survive can then learn to trust each other again.

God bless you all and have a great week.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Legacy of Love by Christine Johnson

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Historical book, Legacy of Love by Christine Johnson. An early Twentieth Century Cinderella story taking place in a Midwest town. This is a good story, I'm sure you will enjoy. I don't think I've read any of Christine's books before but I did enjoy this one.

Anna Simmons was a young woman with big dreams. She didn't want to just get married, have babies, and live happy ever after. She dreamed of digging in ancient ruins, finding buried treasure. Unfortunately her father was crushed in an accident and she was forced to work, cleaning houses to help her family.

Brandon Landers returns to Pearlman, Michigan to the home his father left him in his will. Brandon dreams of opening a bookstore with his fine collection of antique books. His first order of business though is to evict a widow and her daughter. The property was sold just before his fathers death and his lawyer was forcing him to remove the widow. One of the Simmons turned out to be a girl he had just met and admired, now he was throwing her and her mother out in the street right before Christmas. Before he realized what he was doing he offered them the carriage house behind his home and a job as a house keeper. Anna refused his charity but her mother accepted it.

After her mother's fall, Anna is force to clean Brandon's home and is also asked to help at the bookstore. Anna hears about a treasure that is rumored to be in Brandon's old home so she sets out to find it. Brandon's brother arrives, thrown out of college and takes to searching for the treasure too.

I really like the end of the story. A journey of a treasure hunt finds a much greater treasure than what everyone was looking for. They receive help from unexpected people. Its a good story, you need to get a copy.

God bless you all, and have a good weekend. I will be unable to post on Friday as I'm having some test done in Kearney. See you Monday.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Double Agent by Lisa Phillips

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense book, Double Agent by Lisa Phillips. This book is well written and action packed. A book where you can't tell who the good people are from the bad. Who do you trust? I really enjoyed this book, I know you will too.

Sabine Laduca works as an agent for the CIA. Her only brother is in Special Forces Delta Force but is suddenly murdered. Sabina is determined to use all her resources to find the killer. As she investigates, she's forced to join forces with her brother's team leader. The handsome soldier is a distraction as someone threaten them and she finds out the CIA has classified her as a rogue agent. She doesn't know who she can trust as everything around her falls apart.

Sergeant Major Doug Richardson and his Delta Force is investigating the death of one of their own. On their mission, a woman walks in and throws a wrench in their operation but Doug follows the woman and ends up rescuing her; only to learn it's the sister of the man they lost. Doug has promised to protect this woman and now finds himself drawn into a mess. Can he trust this woman? The CIA says she is a rogue agent and they are out to stop her.

Their journey to find the killer brings them to a unity that neither want but both needed. God has a plan although it was not what they thought it was. A story of faith in action. You need to run out and get a copy.

God bless you all this week.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Horseman's Frontier Family by Karen Kirst

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Historical Book, The Horseman's Frontier Family. This book is the second book in the continuing series, Bridegroom Brothers. This book is written by Karen Kirst, I do love her work, and this one is no exception. It's hard to understand how three authors can keep all their facts straight and keep the characters with the same basic personalitys. I admire how they can do that.

Gideon Thornton was a broken man. He had married for the wrong reason and failed his wife. In consolation he showered all his love on his beautiful daughter until they both died of the influenza a year and a half ago. Now he has followed his two brothers to the Oklahoma Land Rush. The brothers and their friends had a map of the area and chose where they would build a town and where the best ranch land would be. Gideon's dream was a horse ranch, far enough from everyone to suffer in silence, alone; but eight days after the rush a widowed sister of his enemies, the Chaucer's came to his land claiming she had the right to his land and that he had stolen it from her dead husband. Gideon had tried to help her wounded husband and gone for help and left him alone. How could a man so near to death have replaced his stake?

Evelyn Montgomery's husband had died during the rush. His horse had fallen and rolled over on top of him. Now a widow, she has a son to care for. Her son was now mute and unable to cope, was it because of the loss of a father? A man who never cared for the boy or the fact they had left everything they knew? Her three brothers tell her the land her husband was killed on was hers. With the army and her brothers she goes to claim her land from the their horrible enemy, Gideon Thornton. All her life she has heard stories about how the Thornton's lied, cheated, and stole from them to make the Chaucer lose everything. It was their fault they were poor and broken. Coming from her dominate brothers and then from her husband, she believed the stories.

The army tells them they will have to both stay on the land and share it until they could go to court, the process could takes weeks or months. Evelyn's brothers bring her and her goods to the place and left her to fend for herself, warning her to stay away from their enemy. From the first day Gideon only tries to help her and her son. Drawn to the man, she soon learns that his gruff exterior was a cover for man that was grieving a great loss who had turned his back on God.

A great story, one mans journey back to God and one woman's journey to find truth. I know you will love the story. God bless you all and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lilac Wedding in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Book, Lilac Wedding in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad. I love the Dry Creek Series, this one is the Return to Dry Creek Series. I have read it before but was drawn to read it again. I don't think I wrote a review before though. If I did I apologize, it's hard to remember all of the reviews I have done. I loved this book!

Cathy (Cat) Baker finds herself in trouble. With a heart that is failing, she returns to the only man she has ever loved, a man she can trust. She had ran away from the foster home they had shared five years ago when she found out she was pregnant. She hadn't told him about their daughter but now that she might be dying, he needed to know Lara. Could he love her or would he just support her?

Jake Stone came from a rough childhood. His mother had gone to prison for killing his father, an abusive man. After ten years it's found that she wasn't the one who killed him after all and was released. Jake blamed God for the problems he had in his life. Now things were suddenly thrown upside down. His older brother was getting married, how could he do that? He was suppose to stand up for him but what was to keep Wade and himself from being like their father?

Cat shows up unexpectedly with his daughter, what could he do? Cat, his mother, and his brother were all Christians now, how was he to deal with that? How could they trust a God who had hurt them all so much? This journey of faith will have you crying one moment and laughing the next. It is an awesome story. You must get a copy. God bless you all.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Four Blood Moons by John Hagee

My book review today is on the book, The Four Blood Moon by Pastor John Hagee. This is a book on end time prophecy but is also a book about what is happening today in our world. Many things are happening today that could be taken right from the book of Revelation.

As I read this book this last week, I also watched a movie, Revelation,(Produced by John Hagee) the movie, Six: The Mark Unleashed, a Praise The Lord Show on TBN about end time prophecy with eight men of God, and I'm doing a book for my on pastor called, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, so I feel like God is trying to tell me time is short.

"There will be signs in the Sun, in the Moon, and in the Stars. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." Luke 21:25-28. This book deals with the signs and wonders. NASA calls them the Four Blood Moons. It is rare when scripture, science, and history align with each other, yet the last three series of the Four Blood Moons have done just that. Pastor Hagee explains what happened at the last three Four Blood Moons. Are these the signs the Bible talks about? What can these mean? As they line up with the feasts of Israel, what is their significance? Pastor John Hagee explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy and to the world. God uses the heavens as a billboard to the things that are coming soon. He is in control and wants you to be aware of what is about to take place.

There are so many end time prophets out there and I know that they don't have everything figured out but we need to listen and be aware that the world is headed to the last days in full force. We won't agree with everything but we need to know God is in control and we don't have to fear. I know you will be blessed to read this book. The first Blood Moon comes on April 15 and we are almost there. God bless you all today.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Grave Danger by Katy Lee

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Book, Grave Danger by Katy Lee. I really enjoyed this book. I am fascinated by the science of forensics so I loved that part of the book. It was well written and action packed. Two broken people trying to solve a mystery. The book had just the right amount of faith in it. I know you will enjoy it.

A skeleton is found on the beach by a couple of young boys. Island Sheriff Wesley Grant calls for a forensic anthropologist to prove this body didn't die on his watch. Wes is a broken man that was destroyed by a woman who betrayed him. He had come home with his tail between his leg to recover.
His island welcomed him home and voted him sheriff but he is a different man than he once was. Now had no use for women at all especially a beautiful young anthropologist.

Anthropologist Lydia Muir has spent her whole life trying to prove her intelligence because of her father, a famous man of science. Her boss treats her as an unskilled intern because of bad blood with her father. Lydia believes this case will prove value to the team and give her the promotion she longs for but when she identifies the body she becomes a victim herself and Wes tries to protect her.

A great story. One you will want to run out and buy. Now have a great weekend and God bless you all.