Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mail Order Bride: The Elaborate Switch by Terri Grace

My review today is on the book, Mail Order Bride: The Elaborate Switch. I really enjoyed this book. This book is well written, humorous, and will touch your heart. I know you will enjoy this book. I do like to read Terri's work.

Bridget Huxley was tricked into a compromising situation by her mother and a rich man. Her mother told her she would have to marry this horrible man. She packed a bag and escaped. Posing as a maid she overheard that the man was waiting for his mail order bride but she was late. Bridget repaced her picture with the other woman's, read the letters and then took her place. They were married right away and then took off on his ship and went to San Francisco. She refused to share his bed under different excuses.

Widower Nicholas Benjamin has been writing to a young woman for some times. He believes she will be a good mother to his daughters and a good wife for him. He didn't understand why she was late but then she did come so he hurried through the wedding ceremony so they can be on their way. His daughters fall in love with this woman and he is soon drawn to her but she keeps him at arms length.

A journey of this small family trying to find their way to a happy ever after until Bridget's past catches up with her. God does have a plan for them and it is much greater than either of them had dreamed. God has a plan for you too, just give Him your heart and watch Him move in your life.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Against The Tide by Melody Carlson

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Against The Tide. Melody is a fairly new author at LIS but I really enjoy her work. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I loved it and I know you will enjoy it too.

Reporter Meghan McCallister comes home for her father's funeral. They say his boat sank and he drown but she couldn't believe that. Her father owned the newspaper so her first place to look was his office. She no sooner enters the office when she is attacked. A childhood friend rescues her. Can they prove that her father was murdered and can they find the evidence her father had for his last expose`?

Garret Larsson rescues his close friend's daughter. He believes her theory about her father's death. He remembers an envelope with evidence that Rory McCallister said was for his next story. As Meghan is attacked in her father's office, his home, and in the garage where his jeep is stored he believes someone killed him and is searching for that evidence. Can they find the evidence before they are killed too?  How can he protect Meghan and not lose his heart to the big city reporter?

A journey of two souls caught up in a tide of violence. God has a plan for these two and it's far greater
than they have ever dreamed. God has a plan for you too. Give Him your heart and let Him take control of your circumstances. It will be better than you ever imagined.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Breach of Trust by Jodie Bailey

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Breach of Trust. I don't know about you but I love Jodie's work. This one is awesome; it is well written, fast paced, and full of adventure. She also always includes her faith woven into all of her work. I'm always thrilled to get one of her books in the mail.

Ex-Military Technology Director Megan McGuire is at work for her last day. She is about to start her dream job when she her world is turned upside down. A text comes in over her phone to threaten her. How did this man from her past find her? The love of her life stands at her door to tell her she is in danger. The only problem is the man died years ago. How is that possible? Can she keep her past secrets? Can she trust this man who betrayed her without letting him know she still loves him?

Ex-military Tate Walker was brutally attacked years ago. His team allowed his death to become known. He eventually came back and is working for them on special cases. He never thought he would see Meghan again but now someone is trying to kill her. Can he protect her and not lose his heart again? Can they find the mysterious hacker? Was Meghan somehow involved in this case or is she being set up?

A journey of two broken people who refused to work together but are drawn to each of them. Meghan believed she could do everything on her own while Tate believes he is always right and his way is the right way. God has a plan for these two. It's a great plan; a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Give Him your life and watch Him do something with it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Bee in Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand

My review today is on the Amish Romance, A Bee in Her Bonnet. This is the second book in The Honeybee Sisters Series. I love Jennifer's stories and was thrilled to get this one. This book is well written, humorous, and heartwarming. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. The characters are people you will fall in love with, at least most of them. You will love this book.

Poppy Christner is the tomboy of the Honeybee sisters. She feels it's her job to protect her sister which was very difficult when they were growing up. Poppy had hit several of the boys for picking on the orphaned girls. Now she is trying to refrain from violence even though there seems to be vandals who are trying to harm them. When Poppy catches some strangers on her land she tries to see who the boys are but when she grabs the window of the car the guy rolls up the window with her hand in it. She is unable to get her hand out let alone see the guy's face through the tinted windows and then to her horror she is rescued by her arrogant, prideful neighbor Luke, a boy who has tormented her and her sister forever.

Luke Bontrager has been fighting with Poppy all of his life. He has told her she will never marry because of her unladylike behavior. He has shared with her how he likes demure submissive women. But when he sees her in trouble he runs to help her. He can't understand why she doesn't appreciate it. She won't listen to him and do what he knows is right. Suddenly things begin to change and he decides he much prefers feisty Poppy to the docile girls he has been dating. Can he convince Poppy he has changed? Will she let him help her?

This is a journey of two stubborn people who both think they are right and not about to give an inch. God has a plan for these two and it's much greater than they had dreamed. God has a plan for you too, it's a great plan and much better than you ever imagined. Give God your heart and watch Him move in your life.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sarah's Orphans by Vanessa Chapman

My review today is on the Amish Romance, Sarah's Orphans. This is one of the Plain and Simple Miracles Series. I do enjoy Vanessa's book; they touch your heart. This book is well written, humorous, and heart warming. I know you will enjoy it. I especially liked her characters.

Sarah Yoder lost her bi-polar father after he ran off in the middle of a storm. Her mother is suffering from grief and depression. Sarah and her eldest brother are left caring for their younger siblings. They had really been the care givers of the family for years. One day Sarah almost runs over a child in her buggy. She follows him and finds a young boy caring for his sick sister. She brings them home and falls in love with these two. She takes classes to become their foster parent even though her house is full of siblings.

Paul Byler comes to Cody Creek to help care for his brother after he has a heart attack. Paul is now helping his sister-in-law run the store but dream is to have his own place. He has a chance to buy a small farm next to the Yoder farm. He heard someone in the store one night but found no one there. Someone had stolen a bottle of Children's Tylenol. He is not surprised when Sarah finds the two children hiding close to the store. He is drawn to Sarah and her family and asks her brothers to help him with his dilapidated farm.

A journey of a desperate girl trying to care for a houseful of children that she loves. Trying to understand the abandonment of her parents, and the man trying to help them as he stands by her whenever she needs him. God has a plan for this broken family and it is an awesome plan. God has a plan for you too. Turn you heart over to Him and watch Him work in your life. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Countdown by Heather Woodhaven

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Countdown. I really enjoy Heather's books and I was thrilled to get this copy in the mail. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I'm sure you're going to love it.

Rachel Cooper is on her way home from a long day at her beauty shop when she witnesses the abduction of her widowed neighbor's twin sons. She turns her car around and follows the van trying to stop the abduction. Finally she ends up colliding with the van and saving the boys. Her neighbor follows her and helps her and the boys after the crash. Soon she realized that the kidnappers are now after her.

Widowed James McGuire is a system specialist at Launch Operations. He found an anomaly planted in a satellite that could mean a weapon hidden in the satellite they were about to launch. He loaded a virus to stop the launch. He contacts his friend with the NSA about the attempted abduction. The terrorist seriously injure his friend. Now they seemed to be after Rachel thinking she was his girl friend. He is sure they were out to force him to stop the virus he had placed in the satellite by using Rachel and the boys.

A journey of two people working against time to stop the destruction of life as they knew it. Could they stop the launch? Could James keep all of his loved ones out of the hands of these monsters? God has a plan for Rachel and this broken family. It is much greater than they had ever dreamed. God has a plan for you too and it is awesome. Just give Him your heart and control then sit back and watch Him work.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

My review today is on the Amish Romance, Christmas at Promise Lodge. This is the second book in the Promise Lodge Series. I was thrilled to find Charlotte had written the next book in the series as I loved the first one. Promise Lodge left me asking questions about what happens next. This book answered some of those question but I look forward to the next one to find out what happens to the rest of the community. This book is well written, humorous, and will touch your heart. You will love it.

Widow Mattie Schwartz and several others were basically verbally attack at the wedding service by the new bishop Floyd. He told the congregation that all the single and widowed men and women must marry before the first snow fall. He named them and told them he expected them to stand before him saying their wedding vows.  The three Bender sisters and other women couldn't continue to run businesses they must marry and take care of their families.  He also said there would be no interfaith marriages. Mattie wasn't about be forced to marry. She'd endured on abusive marriage and wouldn't have another.

Preacher Amos Troyer was disgusted. A wedding ceremony was not the place to bring up such demands. Now Mattie would never marry him. How could he convince her to share his life after this? What about the other singles in the community? Rosetta Bender and Truman Wickey, a Mennonite, were in love but now they would be unable to marry. Christine Hersberger, a widow, hardly knew Marlin Kurtz how could the bishop expect them to marry. The three sisters had founded the Promise Lodge and were not about to give it over to some man.

A struggle of these two hearts and their community when some man tries to be God in their new district. God has a plan for this new colony and He doesn't care what a bishop has to say. This is a great story and brings to mind the scripture that says 'Judge not lest you be judged.' God has a plan for you too. Give God your heart and let Him turn your mess around.

Plain Truth by Debby Giusti

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Truth. This is the next book in the Military Investigations Series. I love Debby's books so I was thrilled when I received this one in the mail. This book is well written, fast paced, and full of adventure. You'll love it. I love that she always weaves her faith throughout the story much like a tapestry.

Dr. Ella Jacobsen has moved to a small Amish Community after she is widowed. Wanting to start over she opens a small clinic to help the Amish children. She is attacked in her clinic and is left for dead. Someone is looking for something but what could they want? Her life is now in the hands of a stranger.

Army Special Agent Zach Swain becomes the protector of the beautiful widow. How can he keep her safe, find the killer, and keep his heart in tact? How can they find out what these people are searching for?

Two broken hearts trying to survive attacks and find the hidden secrets that surround them. They must trust and rely on each other and learn to lean on God. God has a plan for these two and it is much better than either of them ever dreamed. God has a plan for you too. Turn to Him and let Him bring you out of the mess you are in.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lakeside Sweetheart by Lenora Worth

My review today is on the Love Inspired, Lakeside Sweetheart. This is the second  book in the  Men of Millbrook Lake Series. I enjoyed this book very much and I'm sure you will do. Lenora always write a great story. This story is well written and will touch your heart.

After her mother's deathVanessa Donovan has returned home to clear out her mother's house. Vanessa and her mother didn't really get along and now that her mother has died she just wanted to get the house ready and get out of town. She certainly doesn't want anything to do with her handsome neighbor especially since he is a minister.

Rory Sanderson is drawn to the beautiful woman that has moved in next door. It is obvious to him that she has a broken spirit and it's his job to fix it. He finds that when he is trying to heal her wounds that she is actually healing his heart.

A journey of two broken souls. A story of forgiveness and trust. God has a plan for these two, He has a plan for you too. Give your heart to God and let Him take control of your life. His plan is always much greater than anything you could imagine.

Friday, September 9, 2016

A Daughter's Return by Janet Lee Barton

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, A Daughter's Return. This is the fourth book in the Boardinghouse Betrothals Series. I have enjoyed this series. This book is well written and heart warming. I know you'll enjoy it.

Rebecca Heaton ran away from home years ago to marry the man her family refused to let her see. After a short time together he ran off and left her. Telling her they were really never married and to run home to momma. Left pregnant she moved to a tenement and took in washing. Her pride keeping her from returning home to her family. Now her family has found her and she has moved into the boarding house her mother runs. She know that no decent man will want to have anything to do with her.  So when one of the men starts showing her and her daughter attention she's not sure how to handle it but she must tell him of her past.

Orphaned Ben Roth has lived several years at Mrs. Heaton's boarding house. He loved the feel of family that had grown so strong over the years. After being rejected by his mother and rejected by a woman he thought her loved he was ready to live his life alone. Then Rebecca and her daughter moved in and everything seemed to change. Ben is teaching young women business classes to help them get on their feet. Rebecca joins his class and becomes a big part of his life.

A journey of two people struggling to find their way back from a world of rejection and hurt. God has a plan for these two and it's much better than either of them had dreamed. God has a plan for you too if you can just learn to trust Him. Remember God loves you.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Silent Sabotage by Susan Sleeman

 My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Silent Sabotage. This is the fifth book in the First Responders Series. I have loved this series, haven't you? Susan does such a great job on suspense stories. I'm alsways excited when I get one of her books in the mail. This book is well written, fast paced, and full of faith.

Emily Graves has returned home to help her aunt with her Bed and Breakfast. Her aunt had been the one stable person in her life but now she is showing signs of dementia and the once prosperous Berdie's Bed and Breakfast is failing.  She has hardly returned when she is attacked. Who could be behind all these accidents? Who would come out and actually shot at her in a public place?

Deputy Sheriff Archer Reed is on an elite first responder unit. He helps rescue Emily after she is shot at. Archer is determined to protect her at all cost. It becomes his mission to find this attacker and bring him down but can he convince Emily that she can't control everything and to allow him to help her?

A journey of two  broken people to learn of trust each other, trust God to work in their lives, and forgive their past. God has a plan for these two and it's far greater than either of them had dreamed. God has a plan for you too. Give Him your heart and trust Him to move through your messes. God bless you all.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Search and Rescue by Valerie Hansen

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Search and Rescue. This is the last book in the continuity series, Rookie K-9 Unit. I hated to see this series end but this was an awesome ending to the series. This book is well written, fast paced, and full of adventure. I must say that Valerie always does a great job on intrigues; she's one of my fav's.

Ex-policewoman Sophie Williams is now the head K-9 trainer now that her boss was killed. She had quit the force when her partner had been killed on her watch and she blamed herself. She loved what she did now. She held many secrets and had no intention of sharing or letting anyone close to her.

Chief of Police, Ryder Hayes has recently been sworn in. He's ready to end the crime wave that spread through Desert Valley. His wife had been killed by a woman who had become obsessed with him.When Ryder becomes close to the beautiful Sophie Williams, he tries to push her away to protect her. He can't let Sophie become the next target of the deranged serial killer. To keep her safe he's going to have to let her in. Will he be able to keep them safe without  loosing his heart?

Two struggling hearts trying to keep each other safe from a mad woman. Both have been broken-hearted and carry a great deal of baggage. Can they  learn to trust each other, trust God, and learn to love again? God has a plan for these two. He has a plan for you too. Just give Him your heart, give Him control, and expect Him to turn you life around.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Starting Over by Rachel Hanna

My review today is on the story, Starting Over. This is A Whiskey Ridge Romance.I haven't read any of Rachel's books before but I enjoyed it. I must warn my Christian followers this is not a Christian romance. It does have some colorful language, not anything extreme though and there was more sexual tension than the books I normally read but no graphic sex scenes. The book is well written, humorous, and heart warming.

Kelly Cole had a tragic childhood. She was raised by parent's addicted to drugs, her father now in prison and her mom a hoarder. Because of that she lived her life in complete control. She owned a small home and rented a building for her spa. She loved the peace and quiet of her business until one day everything changed. A man moved in upstairs and turned her life upside down. She did everything she could to get rid of him. After her boyfriend ran off with her best friend the last thing she needed in her life was a good looking, sexy ninja warrior.

Quinn Maverick is a widower and he has rented the upstairs portion of a spa for his Karate school so that he can start over. His wife has only been dead for a year and he wasn't expecting to be attracted to the cute little owner of the spa. He did everything he could to dislike this woman. She was such an irritation.

A journey of two hurting people trying their best not to like each other but the attraction would not be denied. To bad they didn't know about how God could change their lives. God has a plan for each of us. A plan much greater than we can ever imagine. Trust God and He will show Himself mighty in your behalf. God bless you