Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Monday, February 8, 2016

Choosing to Stay by Angelica Rose

My review today is on the Historical Romance, Choosing to Stay. This book is one of the Mail Order Bride Romance Series. I really enjoy mail order bride books so of course this is a no-brainer for me; I also really enjoy Angelica's work. This story is well written, humorous, and heartwarming. I know you will really enjoy it.

Susanna Crawly was born to a Quaker couple. Her father is a doctor and felt called to minister to the world. Her mother worked side by side with her husband and Susanna helped in any way she could but she didn't feel called to work beside them. In fact she didn't feel as if she belonged in this small town at all. She answers an ad in the paper and moves to Texas to become a mail order bride. She needed adventure.

Will Sotherly needed a wife. He had watched his Forman who married a mail order bride, they were very happy, he felt this might be the way to go. Unfortunately he failed to mention the fact that he had five young children that needed a mother to care for them. He marries her in town before he takes her home. Upon arriving the children all come running. then he mentions there will be no honeymoon because he has to leave on a cattle drive. He should only be gone a couple of weeks.

Thus starts the journey of two individuals that must learn to trust each other if they are to survive. Are there any more secrets that stand between them? They soon learn that God has brought them together and it's going to take all their trust and faith to get them through these trials.

God always has a plan for us. If we will just get out of His way and trust Him, He will do awesome things in your life. God bless you all.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Compromised Identity by Jodie Bailey

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Compromised Identity. I do enjoy Jodie's work and was thrilled when I received a copy of it. This an excellent example of her intrigues. This story is well written, fast paced, and action packed. I love the way she weaves her faith throughout the book like a tapestry.

Staff Sargent Jessica Dylan is a medic now assigned to First Brigade. She was discouraged that her unit had deployed without her. Her commander wants her to heal from the horrors of war. Jessica is attacked by a fellow female soldier. A man steppes in and rescues her. The next morning the same man showed up to rescue her a second. time. Who is this guy? Why does he know so much about her? How can she trust this stranger?

Staff Sargent Sean Turner is investigating Jessica. He was wounded and is recuperating during a surveillance mission. He believes a ring of cyberterrorist have been attacking military bases. As he investigates it's obvious that these terrorist are out to kill Jessica. Can he keep her safe? He failed the last woman he tried to protect will he fail again?

This is a journey of two broken individuals; each suffering from the effects of fighting a war. Sean had been tortured, suffering physically and emotionally; Jessica as a medic had seen many things that she was unable to forget in Afghanistan. Both of them are trying to prove they still have what it takes to be strong and courageous. God has a plan for these two, a plan to heal their wounds and give them a future they have never dreamed of. As they learn to trust God and each other they find the answers they seek. God has a plan for you also. Give Him control of your life and watch Him fix the mess you made of things. God bless you all and thank you for reading my blog.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Peacock Throne by Lisa Karon Richardson

My review today is on the Historical Novel, The Peacock Throne. I'm not sure if I've read any of Lisa's book before but I really enjoyed this one. This book is well written, full of adventure, and well researched. My only complaint would be that Lisa's vocabulary is much better than most of the young women who have come from public schools. They don't teach that any more. I know my granddaughters would have a hard time reading this book and the dictionary at the same time. (They are all in their twenties so you  might consider that in your next work.) I love the language that is in this story, she hasn't used any of our modern slang that sometimes slips into other's work. 

Lydia  Garrett is the vicar's daughter but upon her parents death she was sent to an uncle where she worked as a servant. Her uncle had been good to her even when his family hadn't, so when he is murdered she's determined to find justice for him. She goes to the home of the Earl of Danbury to talk to him about the murder. When he isn't home she tells the servant to come to her place to talk about the murder. She's sure he can help her in her search.

The Earl of Danbury is murdered in his own home. His son Anthony is going to find out what happened to his father and destroy the murderer for what he's done. He answers a request from a young woman stating she wanted to talk to him about the murder but when he arrive to the little coffee house he learns she is talking about a different murder but obviously they are related. When he cousin comes home drunk and attacks her the earl takes her home.They team up to find answers.

Agent of His Majesty's Intelligence Service Marcus Harting is investigating the murders and is led to  the new Earl of Danbury. He gives money and a new wardrobe to Lydia to spy on the earl. He's convinced he's the spy from France.

When this trio finds out about the Peacock Throne they set off on a journey to rival Indiana Jones. They soon find out they must learn to trust each other but when secrets are revealed trust is tried to the limit.
Trust is a big issue in our lives. We must do as the Bible says and Trust God. He has a plan for each of us and it is far greater than we have ever dreamed of. Jesus is the answer to all your problems.   

Monday, February 1, 2016

Three Times Bride by Terri Grace

My review today is on Three Times Bride by Terri Grace. This is one of the Mail Order Brides of Bridge Creek Series. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, humorous, and heartwarming. I enjoy Terri's work very much.

Erin Hathaway eloped seven years ago. She thought she married the man of her dreams but he turned out to be a con-man and a gambler. He left her to face a man he owed money to; the man beat her, knocked her unconscious,  and set her home on fire. Erin lived with the fear he had violated her. Erin went home but her father refused to even talk to her. Edna a retired school teacher took her in to help her and her unborn child. Now Edna has died and left her an inheritance but she must go out west and live a year with the man who almost destroyed her to receive it. Upon arrival she attacks her husband and ends up in jail where she is forced to marry the man again.

Ross Eldridge went back to try to find his wife but the home where they had lived was burned to the ground. Her parents knew nothing of her whereabouts so he went out west a broken man. Six years later Edna showed up; she had found him through a PI and told him about his wife and son. Ross was engaged to another woman but was thrilled to find out about his wife and his son.

This is a very cute journey of two people very much in love but she isn't about to forgive him or trust him again. Trust is such an important thing when it comes to marriage so is forgiveness; for that matter life in general. We must trust in God and give him control of our lives. He has a plan for each of us and I is so much greater than anything we had hoped for. Give Him your heart and trust Him to take control and you will never be sorry.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Foul Play by Elisabeth Rees

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Foul Play. This is the second book in the Navy Seal Defenders Series. I don't know about you but I love stories about our special forces in the military. Maybe it's because my son was in the Special Forces in the Air Force but I love these stories. Elisabeth does a great job with this series. I know you'll want to read it.

Deborah Lewis is a pediatric nurse in Harborcreek Community Hospital. Something is going on in her unit. Children are becoming infected with strange symptoms that is causing renal failure. No one seems to believe her accusations of meds being tampered with; but when she continues to cause trouble for the hospital her life is threatened. Locked in one of the compartments in the morgue, she fears her life is over but then she is rescued by the one man she never wanted to see again.

Ex-Navy Seal Cole Strachan has opened his own security agency, Secure It. Cole left the Navy after the death of his baby boy and his divorce. He came home to heal. When he took the security job in the hospital he knew he might run into his ex-fiance` Deborah but he hoped she might come to forgive him.
When he finds her locked in the morgue and then attacked in the parking lot he know he must keep her safe at all cost.

There is no greater loss than to have to bury a child. I lost my youngest and that hole in your life is hard to deal with. Cole's life is shattered. He is a broken man. Deborah lived through the desertion and betrayal of the only man she loved. This is a journey of second chances; learning to trust each other and learning to trust and lean on a God who can put their broken lives back together again. Tragedy comes in our lives, this world is broken and satan is out to destroy us but God has a plan for us. We need give Him control of our lives because He has a plan for us that is far greater than we have ever dreamed of.
God is so good.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Substitute Bride by Carrie Fancett Pagels

My review today is on the book The Substitute Bride. I always like to read Carrie's books they are so interesting. This one is well written, humorous, and will touch your heart. I really enjoy the way she used The Christmas Carol to work out the story.

Sonja Hoeke is the youngest daughter of a family of girls. Her father has told her she must marry or he would throw her out of the house and proceeds to ask all the men in town to marry her. She works as a substitute for her father's mail route but hopes to become full time. Her best friend, Cora has recently died and left a big hole in her world.  She finds a letter for her friend in the post office. The letter is from Cora's pen pal and asks her to marry him as he must have a wife for his promotion. Sonja sends a letter stating Cora's death but that she would be his substitute bride if he was willing.

Louis Smith Penwell left his home at the poor farm and went on to become a prosperous man in the railroad. He is offered a promotion but after he accepts he finds he must return to the one place he never wanted to be. He sends a telegraph to Cora to tell her to stay he is on his way. When he arrives at his home town he finds that Cora is gone but her best friend is the one girl he remembers that he cared about.

A journey of love and trust as a non-angel helps bring them together and restore what had been taken from them. God always has a plan and it is always much greater than we've ever dreamed of. You too should learn to trust God and let Him work at his plan for you.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Secondhand Cowboy by Lacy Williams

My review today is on Second Hand Cowboy by Lacy Williams. I always enjoy Lacy's cowboy stories. Her cowboys are always great, living in Nebraska I have to admit that the cowboys I know aren't that way. Very few cowboys around here are saved, especially the wanna bes. This story is well written, humorous, and heartwarming. I know you will enjoy it.

Callum Stewart is a rodeo cowboy. He fell in love with Iris as a young boy and waited patiently for her to grow up. On her eighteenth birthday they planned to elope. He went and watched her ballet performance and wondered if he should keep her from her destiny as a dancer. On his way to meet her he has an accident and her father threatens to put him in prison. Devastated he leaves. Now years later he arrives with his triplet son in tow to start over, believing she has made it big in New York.

Iris Tatum suffered a severe back injury, her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her uncle died leaving the girls his ranch. They have returned to the ranch to make it work. Her father had bought off her sister's boyfriend and so the girls have little to do with their father.

A journey of two people who love each other trying to do the best they can for the other even though their hearts were broken. BUT God has a plan! God always has a plan for us. If we will allow Him to work in our lives. His plan is far greater than any we have imagined. Trust God, you will never be disappointed.