Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Dating Dance by Grace

My book review today is on the book The Dating Dance by Grace. Dancing through the fifties. I was asked to read and review this book, I have to say I was disappointed in this book. It is like a diary of
Grace and her friend's encounters with men at Country bars. Then she starts going to Tango lessons and Salsa bars. I have to tell you this brings back memories of where I was before I got saved. I remember going to these bars and leaving empty and alone. I thank God for picking me up out of the bars and setting me at the Kings table. I never am alone now. God's love fills those empty places in my heart. Asking Jesus into my heart took all that pain away.

Grace is divorced, the mother of two children. She decides to enter the dating scene again. Although after reading the book you do see that she really was dating all along, she just changed venues. I had to laugh at her lists of rules to start  the dating process.

I don't date at all but I have to tell you after reading this book I remember exactly why I quit. God bless you all and have a good week.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stars in Her Eyes by Erica Vetsch

My book review today in on the Heartsong Presents, Stars in Her Eyes by Erica Vetsch. It was historical romance from the wild west days. It was a very cute story and I really enjoyed it. There were several words that one might have to look up in the dictionary that was distracting to me though. I loved her characters.

Pastor Silas Hamilton is a single pastor in a small church. One of the ladies of the church is determined to marry him off to her daughter. Neither Silas or the daughter are open to that. Silas is sure that when he meets the right woman he will know it, so when he rescues a beautiful young woman from a fall in the icy Colorado river he knows she's the one.

Willow Starr is an actress. She's been traveling with this troupe her whole life. Her parents taught her and her sister to act as children. The stage is not where her heart is, neither is dealing with her sister's drama. Willow falls head over heals for the Silas but is it enough to give up an opportunity to act in New York City? Can she handle the attitude of some of his church members?

I enjoyed it and I know you will too. You should run out and get a copy. God bless you and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rock Harbor Search & Rescue by Colleen Coble & Robin Caroll

My review today is on the book from the Rock Harbor series. Search and Rescue. I really enjoyed this story of a young girl stating to come of age. Her one goal is to be like her stepmother and work in search and rescue. It was great how her faith kept her going when things got totally out of control. The story is very well written and I loved the characters. It's hard to write as a thirteen year old.

Emily O'Reilly wants to get her own puppy to train to be a search and rescue dog. Her families good friend and fellow rescuer Bree has just the puppy and her parent tell her if she will pay half they will pay the rest for her birthday. Emily makes jewelry and copies one of her idols famous necklaces. She is hoping to make enough money at the Rock Harbor Annual Fall Festival to buy the puppy. Emily is asked to watch the booth of her idol that is next to her own. The famous necklace that Emily had copied is missing and Emily's necklace is in it's place. No one believes her, when she says she didn't take it, not even her own father. He forces her to give the money she earned to the artist to replace the necklace.  Now she will never be able to get her puppy.

Accused of a crime she didn't commit, Emily and her best friend, Olivia decide to find who took the necklace and so begins their adventure. It's a wonderful story and I know you will enjoy it. You can find it on Amazon. God bless you all.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Warning Signs by Katy Lee

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Warning Signs by Katy Lee. I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and action packed. I especially liked her main characters. Both were flawed and carried a lot of baggage but together they found God had a plan. He always does have a plan we take the time to listen to Him.

Guilty until proven innocent, that is the theory of the Police as they send for DEA Agent Owen Mathews to investigate the new high school principle. Drugs are being smuggled into the town and Owens friend believes that as she and her interpreter, the only new people in town must be the ones who are bringing the drugs in. Since Owen has a deaf son and knows sign language he will be able to catch this pair without their knowledge.

Miriam Hunter came home to try to find a place for herself. She has spent her life trying to overcome her hearing impairment but the town refuses to accept her. They accuse her of smuggling in drugs when pot is found in her office. Who could hate her this much? Why were the dreams she had as a child coming back to torment her?

A great intrigue, I know you will love it. you can get it through Love Inspired, Amazon, or most book stores. God bless you all and have a great week.

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Simple Cure by Lawrence W. Gold M.D.

My book review today is on a book I was asked to review. I have reviewed several of his books. Although they aren't Christian fiction and does have some bad language and sexual content, they  very well written and well researched. I must warn you though the book is about a search for Malignant Melanoma and while you are reading this book you will be examining every mold and wart you have. The book is scary that way.

Dr. Richard Powell, a cancer specialist, is diagnosed with an aggressive malignant melanoma and is dead within a short period of time. His wife Terri devotes her life to finding a cure. Three years later Terri is working on an experimental and promising treatment.

The death of a drug courier triggers a chain of devastating consequences. A new strain of Bacillus Calmette Guerin Vaccine for tuberculosis is having very promising results in treating certain cancers.
A group PAT, People for Alternative Treatment is having exciting results but their company has been taken over by Kendall Pharmeceuticals and is undergoing drastic changes.

It is an interesting journey and I know you will be fascinated as I was. God bless you all, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hidden by Thomas Hall

My review today in on A Novel of Suspense, Hidden by Thomas Hall. I enjoyed this book very much but it isn't the Christian Fiction I usually review. So though I highly recommend the book it does contain some graphic language and it is about Child Pornography. I did like the suspense, I especially liked the ending. I was very well written.

Tony Sarno is arrested for solicitation but the charges are dropped when they discover child pornography on his cell phone in an unopened email. Lawyer Jerry Hanson is given his case as a public defender. Under bizarre circumstances Tony's case is declared a mistrial.

Tony not only receives this material, he sells it. His boss tells him to stop for a while and just doctor pictures instead of taking real pictures. Tony gets rid of the old photographer and uses a new one. A rich man contacts him and wants pictures of a certain boy so he kidnaps him.

Jonathan Allen has recently lost his wife and is trying to rebuild his relationship with his son but Eric is kidnapped. Jonathan is only holding on by a thread. Detective Dave Munzo and FBI Agent Craig Walker take over the boys case. There are many twists and turns to the case but every way they turn is a dead end.

You will like this book, you can purchase it on Amazon. God bless you all.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Secret Princess by Rachelle McCalla

My book today is on a Love Inspired Historical Book, the second in the series Protecting the Crown, The Secret Princess by Rachelle McCalla. I loved this book as I have all of Rachelle's books on the land of Lydia. I missed the first of this series so I'm going to have to see if I can find a copy. I love they way she weaves her faith into her books. This one is very well written.

Prince Luke, second in line to the throne was injured in a battle. Evelyn is forced to care for him in a small hut on the edge of a village. She saves his life after a mortal wound but is then told he was killed when the hut caught fire and burned to the ground.

Luke continues to try to find the woman who saved him, even now after it's been over a year. When he finds her he learns that she is a slave that belongs to King Garren and is forced to do manual labor.
Unknown to him, Evelyn is the daughter of the king's son, the man who killed Luke's father. Though he shares her faith, Evelyn fears for her life and that of her younger brother. So she tries to keep her secret from Luke even though she loves him, vengeance is all she knows and she can't lose her brother too.

A great story of love and forgiveness, I know you will love this book, so run out and get a copy. God bless you and have a great week.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thread of Suspicion by Susan Sleeman

My book today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Book, Thread of Suspicion the fourth book in the series The Justice Agency. A family of investigators that was formed to investigate the death of the parents. The siblings were all adopted by the Justice's and are a interesting combination. I have loved this series. Each of the siblings are totally different and they deal with each other in unique ways. This book is very well written.

Former Navy Seal Luke Baldwin has come up with new "unhackable"software to help to help the military after the death of his best friend. Getting ready for his presentation to the military, the General hires a computer expert, Ex-FBI Agent Dani Justice to prove all is well with the software but when she investigates she finds the system has already been hacked. Luke could face charges of treason. Luke asks her to take his case and prove that he's falsely accused.

Dani is the baby of the Justice family. She is thrilled to finally lead an investigation until the hacker proves to be someone she has ran into before. Echo killed her partner in the FBI and had threaten her. Her family is brought into the case when she is abducted and threatened. Dani fights for control but her family wants to protect her. Luke, as a Seal, has a code he lives by and needs to protect at all cost. Dani feels smothered but at the same time fears for her life.

It's a great story. Dani like all women who have been abused has a lot of baggage to deal with and Susan handles it very well. You should run out and get a copy. God bless you all and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Serenity Through the Storm by B.J.Robinson

My post today is on the second book of Storms of Life Series, Serenity Through the Storm by B.J.Robinson. I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to the next one. It's always nice to have the same characters in the next book. You tend to get so involved in their lives. I liked these characters and their fears and flaws so much like real people. My pastor always says that Christians are either in a storm or getting ready to go into one. So true.

Mark Kendall and Serenity get married in the beginning of this story. Vera and Douglas, best friends from book one, stand up with them. So starts the story of happy ever after but like real life it is just the beginning of another storm or series of storms. In the first book Mark looses his first wife and his leg. In this book the people who killed his first wife and took his leg return, bound to kill his second wife and take his life for sending them to jail.

Mark is determined to return to heavy equipment leaving his desk job for others to do. Douglas hires a new secretary, Sandy  The death of a old friend brings back the fears he once lived with. Sandy is the sister of the woman who killed his first wife. Thus begins the storms, tornados, kidnappings, and escaped convict all make up these storms.

I know you will enjoy this book. You may find it on You need to get a copy. God bless you all.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Reluctant Witness by Kathleen Tailer

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense Book, Reluctant Witness by Kathleen Tailer.
I enjoyed this book, it is fast paced and action packed. I enjoyed her characters, they were people you want to reach out and help. I liked how Kathleen wove her faith into the story. I can't believe all the trauma she  put her leading man through though.

The book starts out when FBI Agent Jack Mitchell is out on an investigation and his partner turns on him and shoots him down in cold blood and leaves him for dead. His partner take the man that Jack had shot earlier and puts him into the trunk of Jack's car to frame him for murder.

Casey Johnson is out for an evening run. She is hidden in a cabin in the woods with her niece. Her niece saw her father murder her mother and Casey has abducted her to save her life. Her brother-in-law is searching for her to kill them both. As Casey is finishing her run she hears a couple of shots, she goes closer to see what had happened and witness the cold blooded shooting of a man already on the ground. When the killers leave she goes to see if she can help this man but is sure he's dead.

Casey a recent graduate of medical school takes Jack back to the cabin and saves him. Casey and her niece care for the man even as they fear for their lives. Will this FBI agent arrest her when he finds out her secret?

A great book, very well written, I know you will love it. Good bye for now, have a great week. God bless you all.

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Pius Man by Declan Finn

My book review today is on the book A Pius Man, A Holy Thriller, by Declan Finn. This book was awesome, I'm not sure if you could call it a Christan book, as there was some mild language but it was about the Christian world.

Several months ago I entered a contest and sent in my first chapter. The judge told me I had to many characters and too much going on. You couldn't tell the good guys from the bad. Well he would have not believed this book because he had twelve main characters and until the end of the book you didn't know who was the good guys and who were the bad and dead bodies lying around everywhere.

Giovanni Figlia is the head of the Vatican Security, he goes to pick up American Secret Services Specialist Wilhelmina Goldberg, Villie, a short little Jew. He drives back to the Vatican but a building blows up and a body lands on his car. He finds another dead body in the building that blew up, an academic who was in the Vatican archives. Manana Shushurin is a German spy and is sent to meet Scott "Massad" Murphy, an Irish American in the Israeli Massad. They are investigating the death of a terrorist after going to the Vatican archives. Sean Ryan is an American stunt man turned mercenary. He is at the Vatican to teach the priests and nuns to protect themselves. Hashim Abasi is an Egyptian police officer who is there to learn how to protect the new African Pope, Pope Pius theXIII, Joshua Kutjok. Joshua is young, strong, big black man, who seems to attract a lot of enemies, when he is in Egypt.Then we have a priest that was once Special Forces, Father Frank Williams, who lies, kills and destroys but is their tour guide through out the story.Maureen McGrail is an Irish Interpol Officer investigating the death of a priest, Father Franks Father Wayne becomes part of the team and so does Veronica Fischer, forensic expert and Giovanni's wife, and last but not least we have Sean's grandfather James Ryan.

The pope is trying to declare Pope Pius XII a saint. And the rest of the world is trying to stop him. This team is the equivalent of the Avengers. I would love to see a movie to see if these moves are even possible. It is a fast paced story and quite humorous. I really enjoyed it and I loved his characters. I think you should run out and get a copy. You may find it on Amazon.

God bless you all and have a great weekend. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Return to Willow Trace by Kit Wilkinson

My review today is the last story in the Love Inspired Suspense, Danger in Amish Country, Return to Willow Trace by Kit Wilkinson. An Amish story, which I love with a great deal of suspense. What could I not love about that. I have really enjoyed this novella.

Lydia Stoltz is cleaning in a furniture store late one stormy night, when a man from her past falls against the door. She lets him in and he falls at her feet. This is a man she knew long ago, an Englisher who was a friend of the man that then courted her, a man that ran off and left her like her father had. The injured man mumbles a couple of words that she doesn't understand.

Joesph Yoder is in the back of the furniture story working on a piece that was ordered. He knew Lydia was in the front part of the store but he wanted to stay away from the woman who broke his heart. When he hears strange noises coming from the front he goes to explore. He finds a man from his past who dies at his feet.

It soon becomes clear that whoever killed him, think he told them something, for their lives are now in danger. A story of intrigue, love, and forgiveness. I know you will love this book.