Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Let it Snow by Yvonne Lehman

My book review today is on the Heartsong Presents book Let it Snow by Yvonne Lehman. I really enjoyed this book. It's a cute story about young love, rejection, and God's plan working in your life. I loved the ending, It was great.

Nancy Walker loved Woodrow Lawing from the time she was ten, Woody was her brother's best friend. At age seventeen, she confessed her love and kissed the twenty-three year old. Woody gave her a lecture on how she was too young to know love. She was in high school and he was in college. She felt that meant she needed to wait for him, after all his kiss proved he loved her. Several years later, she got pretty much the same story, now he was in a masters program and couldn't get involved with her, she was only a freshman. Woody did love her but refused to tell her so because he had years of work to finish before he could support her. Now in a doctorate program he finally wrote a letter telling of his love. Thrilled she wrote back and proposed. Neither one of them heard from the other again.

Nancy was heartbroken when Woody didn't answer her proposal but went on with her life. A good Christian man came into her life and even though she confessed her school girl crush for another, he loved her and won her over. They were married, he became a pastor, and they had a daughter but Ben died of heart problems. So now in her early forties she was a widow, her daughter getting married and going into mission work, and Nancy's life was over. She came home to help her mother when her best friend became ill. (Woody's mother) How do you face someone who had rejected you all those years ago?

Woody had become the professor at a college and was living the life he once dreamed of but had never gotten over Nancy's rejection. How was he suppose to face her now? He needed to care for his mother but everywhere he turned was the love of his life.

Great story, like I said I loved how Yvonne handled the end. You just need to read it and find out how it worked out.

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Canyon Springs Courtship by Glynna Kaye

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Book, A Canyon Springs Courtship by Glynna Kaye. A well written love story about a fallen relationship that God brings back together. A couple who holds on to the hurts and lets go of the love, but are unable to move on. Both are led by the need to please other people. A common flaw among people, but there comes a time when we realize we can't please others. You just need to please God if you want to be happy.

 Macy Colston was once an investigative reporter. Her boyfriend confided facts that she took and ran with to build a story that got her the attention she felt she needed to kick off her career. Jake didn't seem to understand and the relationship ended with a lot of pain for all concerned. Six years later Macy visits a small town in Arizona to do a series of articles for her famous blog. The town of Canyon Springs has asked her to come in hopes of putting them on the map. Macy needs an exciting scoop to make her sponsor happy and get a TV reality show. She wasn't aware that her former sweetheart was living here.

Councilman Jake Talford has done everything in his power to keep the town from hiring Macy, now he feels he must check up on her to keep her from revealing some gossip or scandal. Unfortunately the story she digs up is about Jake's beloved grandfather.

A good story about forgiving the past and putting your trust in God and in His plans. I enjoyed this story, I'm sure you will too. I hope you had a great weekend, now God bless your week.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Christmas Cover-up by Lynette Eason

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Book, Christmas Cover-up by Lynette Eason, the second book in the Family Reunion Series. I have to tell you I had problems with this book. I had a really busy day Wednesday, I got home late and picked up this book to read a chapter and go to sleep. I was up half the night, I couldn't put the book down. It is a very well written book, fast paced, and action packed. I recommend you don't start it unless you have plenty of time to finish it. I love that about Lynette's books.

Detective Katie Randall became a detective to search for her little sister that was kidnapped fourteen years ago. Katie had been watching her outside when she stopped to help the neighbor, Lucy was gone when she returned. Her family still blamed her so she had set out to find answers. A year ago she had been so obsessed with the case her boss threatened to fire her, so now after a break, she decided she needed help. She hired her best friends company Finding the Lost but her friend sent the one man she couldn't work with.His family like her own blamed her for the death of their child. How much guilt could she carry.

Former FBI Agent Jordan Grey took the case knowing that it would be a difficult case. Katie had been the police officer that arrested his brother a year ago. After being put in a holding cell, his brother had been killed, his parents still blamed Katie for his death. Jordan had forgiven her, he knew his brother had made his own choices that had led to his death but Jordan had his own issues to deal with. He had been working in a missing children division and lost a child, he felt the same guilt that Katie did. Could he work with her?

Great story of redemption, forgiveness, and faith. I know you will all love this one. You can get it through Love Inspired or on Amazon. It's a great book. Now have a great weekend, God bless you all.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Fireman's Homecoming by Allie Pleiter

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Book in the Gordan Falls Series, The Fireman's Homecoming by Allie Pleiter. A great story, well written, with characters you'll fall in love with. I enjoyed the book very much. A story of faith, redemption, and forgiveness.

Clark Bradens was the black sheep of his family. After years of teenage rebellion Clark leave town swearing never to return. Clark returns to Gordan Falls to take his fathers place as chief of the fire department but it is anything but easy as the town seems to remember every one of his indiscretions.

Melba Wingate returns to Gordan Falls to care for her father. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimers but is ill with some kind of infection. While suffering from a high fever he reveals a secret. Melba's world is turned upside down.

These two start a journey to find the answers they need as their lives are intertwined. Their search through the past and the things that surround them brings them closer to God and each other. I'm sure you will enjoy the book. You can find it on Amazon. God bless you all.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Her Mistletoe Protector by Laura Scott

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Book, Her Mistletoe Protector by Laura Scott.
This was a great suspense, well written and fast paced. I liked her characters, flawed but believable. I liked the way Laura's faith played an important part of the story.

Rachel Simon survived marriage to a man involved in the mafia. She managed to divorce him and with her family's help, she and her son had made a new life for themselves. Rachel was now CEO of the company her father had left for her inheritance. Life seemed normal until she started receiving threats. Convinced the mafia was involved she called the only man she felt she could trust since the mafia influenced everyone.

Detective Nick Butler had been involved in a case involving the mafia and hoped working with Rachel would open doors in his investigation. Determined to protect her, he follows her to her son ball game but is held up when she leaves, arriving right after her son is abducted.

Rachel refuses to allow him to call in backup. She sells her shares in her company to come up with the ransom. Nick believes someone else is behind the situation as they struggle to find her son.

Nick shows Rachel how faith in God can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the violence all around them. God is the only one that can keep her son safe and show them how to get out of the mess they are in.

A great story of redemption, trust, and faith. I loved it and I know you will too. Have a great week.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Healing The Forest Ranger by Leigh Bale

My review today is on the Love Inspired Book, Healing The Forest Ranger by Leigh Bale. I'm not sure if I have ever read any of Leigh's books before, but I did enjoy this book. I loved all the facts about the wild horses. It's great read.

Widow Lyn Warner has taken a new job in a new town. The death of her husband and the loss of her daughter's leg has left a huge hole in her life, moving seems to be the best way to heal. She has been told that the doctor in this small town is one of the best for amputees and he will be able to help her ten year old daughter. Since her husband's death she has tried to control her daughter and has become very over protective.

Doctor Cade Baldwin is out riding when he hears the wild horses he loves. A woman screams and he rides to the rescue and saves the day only to find out the woman he saved is his enemy, a forest ranger.
Then he finds out that this beautiful woman is the mother of his new patient. In an effort to keep tabs on what this woman is doing to his beloved wild horses, he makes arrangements to go with her on her trips to check out the horses. She opens his eyes to the plight of his horses.

A book about not judging others before you know all the facts for him, but for her it is about returning to her faith and letting go and trusting God. It is so easy to blame God when things go wrong. to lose your faith when you really need it the most. God doesn't go around killing people, that's the devil. Evil men cause evil things to take place in the world, that when we need to lean on God and let Him work through the trying times. We all go through those trials but we need to believe that He will finish to work He started in our lives and it will be good. God bless you all this week end.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

High-Stakes Holiday Reunion by Cristy Barritt

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, High-Stakes Holiday Reunion, this is one of The
Security Experts Series. I have enjoyed this series about Eyes Security. I really love Christy's work. Her books are always well written, action packed stories of faith and love.

Today's story is about Ashley Wilson. She witnesses her brother and her nephew's abduction. Fearing for their lives she goes to the only man she can trust despite their troubled past. Christopher is the only man who will find David, but how does she tell him David is really his son.

Christopher Jordan paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. A Navy Seal can't afford to not be focused at all times so he breaks up with the only woman he has ever loved. Now in an effort to recover from the horrors of war he has taken a job with Eyes Security. He doesn't understand why Ashley would come to him for help after he had broke her heart. When faced with the truth about his son he must find a way to forgive Ashley and learn to trust her again. Ashley and David's lives are on the line.

A great story you can receive through Love Inspired or Amazon. I know you will love it. God bless you all. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Montana Stand Off by Sharon Dunn

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Montana Stand Off by Sharon Dunn. I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written, fast paced, and very intriguing. I'm sure you will enjoy reading this story. I loved the way she weaved faith into the story.

Sarah Langston is on her way to work when she's kidnapped. Driven out into the wilderness, her captors threaten to kill her if she doesn't tell them where her brother is. Sarah has no idea where her addict of a brother is. As they cover her eyes and prepare to kill her, she's rescued by her former boyfriend.

Bryan Keyes is a forest ranger. He had left town years ago when Sarah gave up their daughter for adoption. After being a police officer for several years he has returned to town on a case. Working with the police force for quite awhile, he decided to take a leave of absence. Watching the area for fires he sees men dragging a woman out of a van at gun point. He takes off down the mountain to rescue her, but finds the love of his life. They take off across country but they manage to find them where ever they go.
This has to be about more than a simple debt.

This is a hard book to put down you need to get a copy right away. God Bless you and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One Day In Budapest by J.F. Penn

My book review today is on the book One Day in Budapest. I really enjoy the way J.F.Penn writes. Her stories take place all over the world and contain so much information about religious antiquities and artifacts. It always makes me want to go out and see the world. This one, although short and only lasting one day, is one of those stories. Isn't it wonderful that you can go anywhere and be involved in anything through books.

Morgan Sierra of the ARKANE is back. She still hasn't completely recovered from her injuries from the last story and is waiting for her partner to recuperate from his injuries, so she takes a short assignment. ARKANE is returning two precious artifacts to the Synagog in Budapest, an early painting by a Jewish-Hungarian artist and an antique Torah. Both were stolen from the Gold Train during World War II. Morgan volunteered for the mission in hopes of it bringing her closer to her Jewish father. Although she was brought up in Israel she had never embraced her fathers religion.

When Morgan arrives at the Synagog to meet with the Curator of the Museum, the Synagog is attacked.
A priest at the Basilica had been murdered and the Holy Hand of St Istvan has been stolen, the symbol of the Hungarian nation. A Star of David was painted in the priest blood at the Basilica and a message in Hebrew. A anti-Semitic group is out to destroy the Jewish people of the city.

Security Consultant Zoltan Fischer works with Morgan to find the Holy Hand and calm the terrorist threats to destroy the city. He leads her through another world where Jewish are hated and unrest has taken over the city. This is a fast moving, well written story. I love Morgan and was glad to read more about her. I recommend this book, it is a great intrigue.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rescuing Christmas by Terri Reed

My book review today is on the second Novella in the Love Inspired Suspense, Texas K-9 Unit Christmas, Rescuing Christmas by Terri Reed. I loved this story. Terri writes such great intrigues and suspense stories. This one is well written and action packed. It's a story of vengeance, forgetting the past, and finding God's plan for your life. It is a must read.

Lily Anderson has moved to Sagebrush Texas to get away from her past. She now works for the K-9 Unit to train the dogs. She's very good at what she does. She has managed to keep her past from everyone but her boss. She's kidnapped and taken to the woods but she manages to escape her kidnapper and runs headlong into a car on the highway. Is this man the man who had abused her, he was still in prison. right?

Jarrod Evans has his own issues as he drives to Sagebrush to train with Lily, she's said to be one of the best. Imagine Jarrod's surprise when she runs out into the road right in front of him. He manages to miss her and get her to the emergency room. He makes it his personal mission to become her body guard.

Danger and threats surround them as they try to train his dog. Will he be able to keep her safe? Neither are ready for a relationship but are drawn to each other. Does God have His own plan? You'll love this story, run out and get a copy. Both of these stories are excellent. God bless you this week.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Holiday Hero by Shirlee McCoy

My review today is on the first novella in the Love Inspired Suspense, Texas K-9 Unit Christmas, Holiday Hero by Shirlee McCoy. I loved the Texas K-9 Series a few months ago so I was excited to receive this book and I can assure you that it wasn't a let down. I loved this story. Shirlee does a great job with suspense and intrigue. It is fast paced and well written, you'll love it.

Emma returns to Sagebrush Texas to care for her aunt. She never planned to return to this place but now with her aunt's growing dementia she is in the process of getting ready to open a diner. Working late one night painting, she turns off the lights and prepares to leave when she is attacked and left for dead.

Texas K-9 officer Lucas Harwood receives a call from the Emma's aunt saying Emma should be home by now. Lucas former childhood friend sets out to check on Emma only to find her in a heap in the diner. Lucas makes it his mission to protect Emma as the attacks escalate.

It's a awesome story, you need to grab a copy. Now, have a great weekend, God bless you all

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Carpenter's Inheirtance by Laurie Alice Eakes

My book review today is on the Heartsong Presents book The carpenter's inheritance by Laurie Alice
Eakes. I really enjoyed this story. It's always great to read about women's struggles with the past concerning their occupations. We don't see a lot of that now but it is still a problem in some cultures. It's amazing what some women have had to endure when they were just following God's leading for their lives. We have come so far.

Lucinda Bell is called to be an attorney, she comes from a long line of them and just wants to keep the legacy going but in 1893, Virginia refuses to allow women to practice the law. Lucinda buys a dying practice in Loveland, Massachusetts. She is determined to prove herself qualified. She has great dreams of acceptance, friendship, and hopefully in time a husband and children but that's not what she finds. She finds few people will not have anything to do with her, several are trying to force her to leave town. Her office has been gutted before she arrives but is broken into on several occasions, she's then threatened and is eventually abducted.

Matthew Templin is the local carpenter. Lucinda hires him to fix her office. A quiet man with a less than desirable past, he finds papers that prove his parentage, so now has need of a lawyer. Matthew is drawn to the beautiful lawyer but knows there can be no future for them until his situation is resolved. There are men that want to keep his past hidden and will stop at nothing to  cover up the past.

It's a great story, well written and with intriguing characters. A must read. You may find it through Heartsong or on Amazon. God bless you all.