Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mistletoe Justice by Carol J Post

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Mistletoe Justice. I have really enjoyed the story's about Cedar Key and this book is another trip there. It sounds like such a beautiful place. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. Carol did such a good job dealing with Darci's son's Autism. I really liked that.

Darcie sold her business in Cedar Key to take a job in a town close by that pays more and has benefits to help her care for her autistic son. She forgets her phone at work and returns to retrieve it only to hear a conversation about how her boss is going to take care of her if she gives them any trouble. As she listens her phone goes off and the men come into her office. They don't see her but finds the phone. She leaves the phone and sneaks out the back door only to run into one of the mechanics. She soon finds out her boss is framing her for embezzlement so she is unable to go to the police.

Conner Stevenson owns his own business but when his sister disappears he goes to work undercover to find out what happened. He comes from a dysfunctional home but is forced to care for his seven year old nephew. When Conner runs into Darcie he knows she is in trouble. He must find a way to help her but as he becomes a part of her life they are thrown into one traumatic situation after another.

A journey of two heartbroken individuals struggling to survive the terror that surrounds them. As the evidence piles up against her they are both trying to trust each other and trust God. God has a plan. He always has a plan for us if we let Him take control. God has a plan for you too. Start this year in the right way, give God first place in your life and let Him show you what He has in store for you. It will be far better than anything you could have dreamed of. Happy New Year, God bless you all. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Deadly Christmas Secrets by Shirlee McCoy

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Christmas Secrets. This is the fourth book in the Mission:Rescue Series. I have loved this series. Shirlee has done an awesome job on these stories. I do hope she is going to do a story of Chance and Stella before you finish the series though. I know I'm not the only one trying to figure out what is going on there. This story is well written and full of action. I love the characters and especially how she bring back the characters from earlier books. I always like that. The book is filled with faith but not preachy i do like that in Shirlee's books.

Harper Shelby has left everything she once had and moved to a small cabin with an acreage of forest land. She has become an artist in pottery and is trying to move on in a new life after the death of her sister and her niece. She receives a package with a newspaper clipping of her sister's death and a piece of her niece's baby blanket. She tries to call the detective in charge of the case but failed to reach him. Was her niece still alive? They had never found her body.

Logan Fitzgerald is a member of the HEART organization. He is hired by Harper's brother-in-law to find Harper but when he arrives he finds he has been followed and shots are fired. Logan couldn't believe that he had led killers to Harper. The HEART Team arrives to protect Harper and find her niece.

Harper has lost everything, she is struggling to just move on with her life. Her heart was broken, how can she hope and move forward. Logan has raised his three younger brothers. He has moved on with his life through HEART still trying to find his mother. These two brokenhearted individuals are thrown together in a journey to find her niece and the killers. It's going to take a strong faith in God to find the answers to the secrets that surround them. An awesome read, I know you will love it. Just remember that God has a plan for each of us and it's far greater than anything you have dreamed of.

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Home for Her Heart by Janet Lee Barton

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, A Home for Her Heart. This is the third book in the Boardinghouse Betrothals Series. I have enjoyed this book and the others in this series. The series is about the appalling conditions of the New York Tenements during the late 1800's. The book is well written even though it's about heartbreaking conditions. I enjoyed the characters as they try to find a way to improve conditions for the poor people that are stuck in this poverty.

Elizabeth Anderson is a magazine writer for the woman's monthly the "Delineator." She doesn't need to work but feels because of her wealth she should give back. As a writer she likes to think she is making a  difference.  She lives at the Heaton House Boardinghouse but only the landlady knows of her wealth. One of her fellow boarders has made the comment that her writing is mere fluff. Elizabeth is offended by his arrogance.

John Talbot is a reporter for the New York Tribune. He moved to town when a wealthy woman was instrumental in getting him fired. Elizabeth is a beautiful woman that he finds himself attracted to. They have been sparring with each other for years. So when one of the other boarders asks them to investigate a couple of tenement buildings and do a story on it he is all for it.

During their time together their relationship seems to take on a whole new life of it's own as these two are drawn into their investigation but can that relationship survive the secrets they both carry? Will the big story they reveal take prescience over their love for each other? God has a plan for these two can they learn to trust Him? We often are in the same boat. Can we Trust in the Lord? God has a plan for each of us and it is so much greater than anything you hope for but you must trust Him and give Him control. It will be worth it I assure you.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Silent Night Pursuit by Katie Lee

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Silent Night Pursuit. This is the first book of a new series called Roads to Danger and I look forward to the next book, I really enjoyed this one. This book is like all of Katie's books; it is well written, action packed, and full of faith. You will love getting to know her characters.

Lacey Phillips tends to be on the impulsive side. She finds an envelope with a man's name and a key from her brother who has recently died. Lacey takes off on Christmas Eve to find this man and get some answers. She notices that she is being followed and as she's about to enter the driveway of this man a car hits her car and almost causes her to go over the edge of a cliff. If it wasn't for her car racing skills she would be a heap at the bottom of a deep ravine. Swinging her car into the drive as shots are fired, she almost hit a dog. The dog is rescued and she finds the man she is searching for.

Captain Wade Spencer  tries to turn her away until the shooting starts. Wade wants nothing to do with this beautiful woman. He knows that his past is the reason her brother died. As killers surround them he has no choice but to take her with him, keep her safe, and find out who these killers are.

Two flawed individuals trying to find answers to their questions while fighting for their lives. God has a plan for these two and it's nothing like anything they could have dreamed of. These two were made for each other. God has a plan for you too. You just need to trust Him and give Him control.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday On The Run by Laura Scott

My review today is one the Love Inspired Suspense, Holiday On The Run. This is the sixth book in the SWAT: Top Cops Series. I have enjoyed every minute of this series. I know it's going to have to end but it wouldn't if I had any say about it. I enjoyed getting to know these characters. Laura is excellent in her writing of intrigues and adventures, I know you will enjoy this book and this series.

Twelve years ago Melissa Harris witnessed a murder. It took place behind the restaurant where she worked. Because of who the men were she ran for her life, no one would believe her. She faked her death after several years when they found her hiding place. She returned to town to see her father on his death bed and so he could meet his granddaughter before he died. Now they have found her and she is on the run again but she runs into the love of her life. Will he believe her when one of the men is a close relative of his?

Swat Cop Nate Freemont is at the shopping mall when he sees the only women he ever loved; but that couldn't be, she died five years ago. He follows her and a young girl and rescues her from two would be killers. What kind of a mess has she gotten herself into? Can he keep them safe, find out who's trying to kill her, and keep his heart from breaking again?

Two brokenhearted people struggling to survive in a world of trauma. God has a plan for these two and once they can trust each other and trust God, He can move and save their lives and the lives of others. A great read!

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Convenient Christmas Bride by Rhonda Gibson

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, A Convenient Christmas Bride. I enjoy Rhonda's books and I love the mail-order bride thing so this was a no-brainer for me. It is well written, humorous, and heart-warming. I enjoyed the characters and I know you will too.

Anna Mae Leland came to town as a mail-order bride after her fiancée left her at the alter only to have Levi marry someone else. Now she works at the school and loves caring for the children. In an act of spite one child leads her out in the woods and leaves her there. Lost she gets caught in a blizzard and wanders onto a farm where the owner cares for her through a raging fever. After being stranded at the farm with an unmarried man she is disgraced and the board votes to fire her.

Sheriff Josiah Miller is a widower with twin two year old girls. Losing his wife devastated him and he refuses to love again. He has decided he needed help with his children only to have his prayers answered when the school teacher wanders on his property. He feels responsible when she is fired so he talks her into a marriage of convenience. He is amazed at how this young school teacher changes his life.

A story of two people sworn never to love again. God has a plan for these two and it's far greater than anything they could imagined. God has a plan for you too. Trust Him, give Him control, and watch Him work, He loves to show off.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Standoff at Christmas by Margaret Daley

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Standoff at Christmas. This is the fourth book in the Alaskan Search and Rescue Series. I have loved this series, it's been awesome. This one is no exception, it's well written, action packed, and faith filled. I really enjoy the K-9 stories, those dogs are wonderful.

Rachel Hart's aunt tells her she needs to talk to her. She tells her she's glad Rachel's childhood friend has come back to town, she needed to talk to him too.  Jake comes to her office and Rachel tells him he and his grandfather are suppose to come to dinner. He goes with her to check on her aunt's home but she has been brutally murdered.

Anchorage K-9 Officer Jake Nichols has come home to recover from an almost fatal injury. (see book 3) He wants peace and quiet but what he finds is his best friend caught up in a drug-smuggling operation. His dog was also injured and is now retired as he only has three legs but he alert him that drugs are in her office. Rachel is being threatened, can Jake and his partner keep her safe until they unravel the mess they've found themselves in.

Two broken people trying to forget their terrible past and move on with their lives. A story of forgiveness and reconciliation. God has a plan. Some may think He is in control of this world but He can only have control you give Him when you trust Him and let Him do what needs to be done. Adam gave the control of this world to Satan. God's hands are tied until you let Him move.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Capitol K-9 Unit Christmas....Guarding Abigal by Lenora Worth

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Capitol K-9 Unit Christmas. This is a novella, Monday I reviewed the first story but today I am reviewing Guarding Abigal. I'm always thrilled to receive one of Lenora's books. This one was excellent, if maybe a bit short. This story is well written, action packed, and full of adventure. The characters are great if a bit flawed.

Abigail Wheaton is in the capitol to bury her murdered father, a diplomat. The only problem is that someone is trying to kill her. She just wants to stay in her country home and grieve but when it is attacked she agrees to leave. Once she leaves her home is burned to the ground. Who is doing this to her and why? Can the K-9 officer and his partner keep her safe?

Capitol K-9 Unit Officer Dylan Ralsey's mission is to protect the diplomat's daughter. She seems to be doing all she can to be hard to protect. Why is someone trying to kill this beautiful woman? Can he keep her safe and protect his heart? Is it already to late for that?

A journey of two broken people trying to survive the attacks that surround them. Once they learn to trust each other and call on God's grace, things turn around for them. That is what we all need to do. Once we let God take control and trust Him to take care of everything; then He can straighten out the mess we have made of our lives. My pastor says that grace is God's willingness to get involved into our mess. I like that. He always has a plan for us and it's much better than we could ever imagine.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Capitol K-9 Unit Christmas.....Protecting Virginia by Sjirlee McCoy

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Capitol K-9 Unit Christmas. This book is a novella, so today I will be reviewing the first story which is Protecting Virginia. I really enjoy Shirlee's work and was happy to see her continue the K-9 series. I always wondered what Virginia's story was. This story is well written, action packed, and full of intrigue. I loved the characters, especially how Virginia didn't bother John as she seemed to every one else. I also liked the faith that flowed throughout the story.

Virginia Johnson is one of the foster care workers in the group home of All Our Kids Foster Home in Washington D.C. She is very upset when her deceased husband's aunt dies and leaves her the estate. Virginia suffered untold horrors at the hand of her husband in that house; until the time that her husband tried to kill her and then killed himself. Her boss talks her into going to the house and getting it ready to sell so that she can use the money for the foster kids. Virginia would like to start another  home. But when she arrives at the house she finds an intruder that looks just like her dead husband and he seems to have every intention of finishing what her husband started. Hysterical she runs to her neighbor's house for help and finds a K-9 officer living there.

Capitol K-9 Officer John Forrester leaves Virginia with his K-9 partner and goes to the house while she calls 911. They find evidence of someone living the house but are unable to capture the man. Virginia's story about him being her dead husband confuses everyone. John is determined to help this beautiful vulnerable woman.

A journey of two hurt and broken souls. They soon learn that everything is not always as it seems and that to find their way they are going to need to trust each other and that God has a plan. God always has a plan and if we can but give Him our trust it will be far greater than anything we imagined.

Friday, December 4, 2015

High Caliber Holiday by Susan Sleeman

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, High-Caliber Holiday. This is the third book in the First Responders Series. I have really enjoyed this series but then I love Susan's work. I once was a first responder so that makes it much closer to my heart. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I know you will enjoy this book.

Ex-lawyer Morgan Thorsby is being held hostage on a train by a man who's family was destroyed by her father's mill and a class-action lawsuit that Morgan won. This was the reason she quit working for her father, now she works for Portland Employment Assistance and is helping others. The sniper of the first responders tries to shoot the stalker but in a moment of hesitation he hits Morgan with a graze across her arm. The stalker is arrested but Morgan's life is still under attack. Can she trust this man who had tried to rescue her.

Ex-Marine Sniper Brady Owens is having some moments of doubt that seem to be effecting his work. This is twice he hesitated to shoot. He is soon drawn into Morgan's life as it continues to be threatened. Can he find this killer before he hurts Morgan? Right now his main goal is to protect her and keep her safe but can he keep his heart safe at the same time?

Two broken people are thrown into a fight for their lives. Both of them have trust issues, can they get past that and find the killers? God has a plan for these two, a plan of healing and restoration. God wants to do that for you too. All you have to do is ask Him and give Him control of your life. You will never regret it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Yuletide Abduction by Virginia Vaughan

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Yuletide Abduction. This is the first book in the Rangers Under Fire Series. I enjoy Virginia's books even though she is a newcomer to LIS. This book is well written, action packed, and about a subject that is near to my heart; human trafficking. I loved the characters, broken and flawed as they were. Faith is an important part of this book and I like that

FBI Agent Elise Richardson comes to town to find out if the missing teen could be part of a human trafficking ring she is investigating. What she learns is that this teen is the daughter of the man that saved her life years ago as a man tried to abduct her. This man gave up his life to save her and was the reason she joined the FBI.

Former Army Ranger Josh Adams is doing all he can to find his niece but everyone believes she ran away. Josh goes to the FBI Agent but ends up rescuing her from men who are trying to kill her. He's extremely upset when he learns this is the girl his brother died for but can he do anything less when these men keep after them. At least she believes him.

A journey of two broken and driven individuals. They must learn to forgive and trust again. God has a plan for these two and it is far greater than anything they could have dreamed. God is like that. He
always has a plan for us and if we can just give Him control it        will be awesome. God bless you all.