Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, January 30, 2015

Shattered Haven by Carol J Post

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Shattered Haven. I love Carol's work and this book was an excellent example of her work. This story is well written, full of action, and you will love her characters. She has woven her faith throughout the story and it will touch your heart.

Allison Winchester is a widow. When her husband was murdered she found out that he was a dirty cop and ran from her life because of the judgement of those who were once her friends. Now she has made a new life but something is wrong. She is under attack, her home ransacked, and her life threatened. Can she learn to trust again?

Ex-cop Blake Townsend is walking his dog when a cop tries to arrest him for breaking into Allison's home. Allison tells the cop he wasn't the one. Blake is drawn to her and vows to protect her. His permanent injury to his leg keeps him from performing in the way he should. Will he be able to keep his vow? He sees no future for them because of his disability.

A great journey of faith, forgiveness, and restoration. You will love these two. This is a great read.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Pius Legacy by Declan Finn

A couple of years ago I wrote a review on A Pius Man, I loved the book and now the author asked me to read the second book. I was thrilled. So today is the review on A Pius Legacy, it's a Political Thriller and not the kind of book I normally read but I enjoyed every minute of it. It is well written, action packed, and quite humorous. There is some questionable language, nothing offensive but normal speech for the circumstances. Oh Heck would be ridiculous. I highly recommend this book.

An author Matthew Kovach is in Rome to research a book on the Pope Pius XII also known as the "Hitler's Pope"  and his work during World War II. Matthew is attacked and so starts the new saga. The Vatican is under attack, the Pope has been kidnapped, and is now on trial by the UN for Human Rights Violations by the Roman Catholic Church.

The same task force from the first book are the only ones who will be able to save the Pope and all the treasures in Vatican City. The head of the Vatican Office of Vigilance Giovanni Figlia and his wife Veronica, a forensic expert, are a part of this task force; then we have a 4'10" American Secret Service Agent Wilhelmina, Villie, Goldberg (also Jewish), Manana Shushurin, a trained Russian killer, blackmailed by her father to attack the Vatican but is now working for the task force, Sean Ryan, a stunt man who was hired to teach the priest self defense and is a weapons expert, Scott Murphy,  a member of the "Mossad", (although he's not Jewish but of the Goyim division) Maureen McGrail of Interpol, a lethal weapon, Father Frank  and his father Capt.Wayne Williams Sr. US Army. This team take on a French Paratrooper attack and the rescue of the Pope from the Russian Ioseph Mikhailov (Manana's father) This team is a group of faith filled warriors much like the Marvel Avengers. You go from one action packed adventure to the next. It is full of interesting facts but there is a great deal of violence. It is a book you can not put down.

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Year's Target by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Novella, Countdown to Danger. Friday I wrote the review for the first story, Alive After New Year so today I want to give you my thoughts and ideas on the second story, New Year's Target. I love Jill's work and I really liked this short story. Unfortunately it was too short, that is the only problem with novellas. The story is well written, action packed, and hard to put down. Faith is interwoven throughout the story and is a blessing to all who read the book.

Detective Cassidy Ferris goes on a short holiday weekend with her cousins in the mountains when she is shot by a sniper. As she tries to figure out what has happened before the sniper shoots again she is rescued by her worst enemy from high school. This man humiliated her in a way she has never recovered. Now she is trapped here on a mountain with him.

Tim Halstead has spent years trying to live down his past and his affiliation with his family. Cassidy was a girl he could've loved but at the prom he was thrown into her and she fell into the table of punch and food. Soon after her cousin was killed in a fire his family was responsible for, now their families were at war. Tim couldn't help trying to protect his secret crush but soon wondered if she was the target or was he.

Cassidy and Tim must work together to find out who this killer is and to figure out which one is the true target. Both are drawn to each other as they fight to stay alive. A great adventure, I know you will love.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Alive After New Year by Hannah Alexander

My book review today is on the the Love Inspired Suspense Novella, Countdown to Danger. The first story is Alive After New Year. I loved this story. I enjoy the Hannah Alexander stories about Jolly Mill and it was fun to revisit some of the old characters. As always this story is well written and full of action. Faith is woven throughout the story and I appreciate the way it is done. I know you will enjoy the story.

Divorced Linley Marshall is a nurse and is home for a couple of days for the holidays. Waking late one morning she found a ransom note to her mother asking for several million dollars by New Years Day or Linley will die. Shaken to the core she leans on her best friend.

Chief of Police John Russell is a widower with no desire to ever date. John has become friends with the lovely Linley and isn't aware of how close they have become until Linley's life is threatened. They put their heads together to try and find who could be after Linley and the money they think her mother inherited.

A great adventure for this couple and a journey to love.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Under The Lawman's Protection by Laura Scott

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Under the Lawman's Protection. This book is the third book in the SWAT: Top Cops Series. I hope that doesn't mean it's the last one because I have truly enjoyed this series. Laura does a wonderful job with suspense and action books, she one of my favorites. This book is well written, action packed, and heart warming all at the same time. I love how she weaves her faith throughout the story.

Isaac Morrison is a SWAT team negotiator, he is just returning from a crisis situation when he gets a call from his best friend who had shared the horrors of his youth. Shane is undercover and his cover has been blown, he fears for the life of his sister and her son. He makes Issac (Ice to his friends) promise to protect them no matter what. "Don't trust anyone"

Leah Nichols is a widow with a young son. Her father had died in the line of duty, her husband killed by a drunk driver, and now her brother's life was on the line. How much could a person survive? Yet Leah finds herself drawn to this man sworn to protect her.

Isaac had lost his ex-wife and son to a violent boyfriend who shot them both and then himself. Heart broken he refuses to date or try to find love and start over. Leah has no desire for a husband especially one that puts his life on the line everyday. But God has a plan for these two and you will enjoy the journey that transpires for them. It is an excellent read.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Huckleberry Spring by Jennifer Beckstrand

My review today is on the fourth book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series, Huckleberry Spring. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this series. I laughed so hard through Emma's misadventures but then you end up crying in other parts. It is just an awesome series and this book I think is the funniest. I was thrilled when it came in the mail and now I can't wait until I get the next one. Jennifer you did it again.

Anna and Felty Helmuth are at it again. Anna has decided to bring her grandson and his ex-fiance` back together. They broke up nine months ago and Ben moved to Florida. Anna decided that Felty needed surgery, all he had to do is pick out one of the many brochures she has available.

Emma was accident prone, she knew that was why Ben had broke up with her but try as she could she couldn't get over the man. Having him return was heart breaking; seeing him all the time at the farm, having him help her in all her accidents, and then having him try to find her a husband it was more than she could take.

Ben was having some physical problems and to protect the love of his life he moves away from everything he loved and goes to Florida. When his Dawdi needs surgery he returns but is bound to protect Emma from even him.

You will laugh, you will cry, but this book will touch your heart. A great journey of love and trust in God.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Conveniently Wed by Angel Moore

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, Conveniently Wed. This book is written by Angel Moore, I don't think I have ever read any of her books before but I truly enjoyed this one. I love marriage of convenience books. I had a loveless marriage and I love to read books when it works out right. I'm not sure why I like them because there's nothing I could do for myself but I like to think maybe I could have changed things. Abuse is a terrible way to live but God is able to deliver us out of that. This book is well written and I loved her characters. I know you will enjoy this book.

Daisy Mosley is a recent widow with twin boys. Her husband was murdered during a horse robbery gone bad. Daisy and her husband had built a very productive cotton farm but now would she be able to keep her farm? The laws of Texas had changed recently saying a woman could own land but would this small town adhere to the new law?

Tucker Barlow had loved Daisy since she was a young teen. He watched her fall in love and then move away. With a broken heart he stayed with her father and helped him build a great ranch. Now his boss wants him to go and marry Daisy so that she doesn't loose everything. Tucker leaves immediately convinced his heart of stone is not repairable and he can help her. Once they are married he finds out how alive and strong his heart really is but he knows people who loved deeply don't love again.

A great journey of trust, forgiveness and love. A great read.