Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hazardous Holiday by Liz Johnson

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Hazardous Holiday. This is the fifth book in the Men Of Valor Series. Don't you just love Liz's stories? I know I do. This story is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I love stories about special ops military programs as my son was in the Special Forces with the Air Force so they fascinate me. Navy Seals are special.

Kristi Tanner is a widow with a small son who has a bad heart. There was no way she could care for him and pay for a new heart. When her deceased husband's cousin proposes to her she has very little choice. To marry again seems like betrayal to her but her son's health must come first. So they move to San Diego and her husband was deployed for a year.

Navy Seal Zach McCloud has been in love with Kristi since they were children but she married his cousin. He knew they had been happy but when Aaron died he felt he needed to marry Kristi and care for her and her son. They were married, even though he knew they were never going to be more than married on paper. He moved them to his home and he left on deployment. When he returns he finds that his family is under attack. Someone is trying to kill his wife. A sniper misses his mark and causes Zach to wonder exactly who the killer is trying to kill. Can he keep them safe?

A journey of a little family trying to survive the chaos of heart transplants while facing a killer. God has a plan for this little family, a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Just give Him your heart and make Him your Lord and watch Him turn your life around.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas by Lenora Worth

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas. This review is on the second book in this novella, Holiday High Alert. I really love Lenora's work so obviously I loved this book also. It is well written, action packed and full of adventure. It was great visiting our friends from the previous books. I always like catching up with them. I know you will enjoy this story.

Josie Callahan runs the day care center. She had escaped a horrible past and has made a new life. Now her life is threatened when one of the rookie K-9 officer and his partner finds a note in the playground. Another note soon arrived, did this mean the children were in danger as someone tries to kill her? Is this killer someone from her past?

Rookie K-9 Officer Dalton West has his daughter enrolled in the after school program at the center. His canine partner is the one who found the note. Dalton is determined to protect Josie at any cost but can he protect his heart as he grows closer to the director? He will leave this place as soon as the holidays are over and he knew Josie would never leave her home and family.

A journey of two broken souls trying to rebuild their lives amidst all trials and tribulations. God has a plan for these two. A plan much great than they had ever dreamed of. God has a plan for you too. Give Him your life and control and watch Him work.  

Monday, December 26, 2016

Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas by Valerie Hansen

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas. This book is a novella and I am writing my review the first story, Surviving Christmas. I really enjoy Valerie's stories. This short story is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I know you will love it.

Ex-Army Sean Murray came home on a medical discharge to find his wife dead from an overdose, his son disabled from an almost drowning accident, and someone trying to kill him. Sean is attacked in his home, if the man hadn't shot at him he would have thought it was his PTSD. With no where to go that's safe he runs to his old friend from college. She is a Rookie K-9 Officer and is going to help him get a service dog to help with his disability and his son's. Only the killer seems to have found them.

K-9 Officer Zoe Trent was once in love with Sean. Now he is here and his world has fallen apart. Can she help him and his son plus keep them safe? Can she keep her own heart safe as she gets closer to Sean and Patrick?

A journey  of two broken hearts and a terrifying situation. God has a plan for them; a plan for a hope, a future, and a family. More than they ever dreamed possible. God has a plan for you too. Just give Him your heart, hand over control, and watch Him work. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stalking Season by Sandra Robbins

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Stalking Season. This is the second book in the Smoky Mountain Secrets Series. (I could identify with this story as my ex-husband stalked me for several months. I know how Cheyenne felt.) Don't you just love Sandra's work, I know I do. This story is well written, full of action, and faith based. What's not to love?

Trick Rider Cheyenne Cassidy moved to the Smoky Mountains after her parents were killed by her stalker. Her stalker killed himself and then left a suicide note. Now before she is even settled in she finds someone is stalking her again. Could this possibly be the same man? Only the deputy sheriff will be able to save now.

Deputy Sheriff Luke Conrad is driving down the street when a beautiful woman runs out in front of him. He hits her, jumps out of his car and runs to help her. He finds out that Cheyenne is being stalked. He's convinced that Cheyenne's only hope is to stay and face her stalker before the madman can kill her. Can Luke keep her safe without losing his heart?

A journey of two broken individuals, convinced that they have no hope for a future. God has a plan for these two. A plan neither of them dreamed possible. God has a plan for you too. Just give him control and let Him have His way with you. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Two Thieves by Paul Joesph Luiso

My review today is on a book sent to me, Two Thieves. The review is my own thoughts and feeling. This book is well written and well researched. It's not a book that I can say I loved becaues it a dramatic subject. I would liken it to Ben Hur. There is much violence in this book but that was what life was like in Jesus time. I'm sure the book will inspire you.

The book starts in Jerusalem in 2 AD. Emoonah and her son watched as her husband was beaten to death because he didn't pay the temple tax. They had a really bad year and had no money to eat let alone pay taxes. Caiaphas, a priest, ordered the widow and her son to be sold to pay his debt. The widow and her son manage to escape by the help of Nicodemus, a priest. He leads her out of a secret tunnel and tells her to find a caravan of Magi. She is abducted by slave traders and her son is sodomized. He blames her. The Magi had just returned from Bethlehem and when the slavers attack them they save Emoonah, her son and one of the others slave that had befriend her, Mara

The head Magi falls in with Emoonah. He tries to talk her into going with him to Persia. She found her family and her cousin is now dead but her husband and their child are a mess she is determined to help them. Jamal, the Magi, built her a business. Then after many months he leaves her.

The cousin is a mess; a liar, a thief, and a maker of strong drink. He turns her son into a thief, a murder, and a maker of strong drink. They live in Nazareth and watch Y'shua grow to be a man. They are finally are force to leave.

The story goes clear through to the crucifixion. A dramatic story but well worth reading.
check out the book. You will love the end.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mistletoe Reunion Threat by Virginia Vaughan

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Mistletoe Reunion Threat. This is the fourth book in the Rangers Under Fire Series. I have really enjoyed this series, I love the men and women is special ops as my son was one of them. We really need to honor the men and women in the Rangers, Seals, and the Special Forces. Ok, back to the review; this book is well written, action packed, and full of intrigue just like all of Virginia's books. You will love this one.

Assistant District Attorney Ashlynn Morris spotted the last man she ever wanted to see again. He had joined the Rangers and left her pregnant, high and dry. Now five years later he is here in her courthouse; what is he doing here? As she runs from him; he calls out to her. She puts her things in her car and then turns back to face him but before she could tell him what she thought about his showing up her car blows up. Now someone had kidnapped her son. Could she trust this man who had deserted her?

Ex-Ranger Garrett Lewis had experienced a terrible ambush while in the Rangers. Most of his men had died inncluding his best friend leaving a family of young children. He went home and broke off his relationship with Ashlynn, he couldn't do that to her. He gave her no choice just broke up. Now he is out of the Army and returns home only to find out he has a child and someone took him. Can he protect Ashlynn and find the son he hasn't had a chance to meet.

A journey of two souls with with a past that stands between them and no hope for a future. Both are loaded down with more baggage than they can handle.God has a plan for this little family much greater than they ever dreamed of. God has a plan for you too. Just give Him a chance to work in your life.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Conspiracy by Susan Sleeman

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Christmas Conspiracy. This is the sixth and last book in the First Responders Series. I hate it when a series I really enjoy comes to an end. I have really loved this group of characters and their soul mates. This book is well written, action packed, and full of intrigue. You will love it. Susan is an awesome story teller. I love her work.

Widow Rachael Long lost her husband and her unborn child four years ago. She now has a day-care center for mothers struggling to better themselves. This is the family that she will never have. She takes a child before the day-care actually opens but her teacher that is suppose to be there to help her has a flat tire. As she cares for the infant a masked man breaks in and tries to abduct the child.  He drugs her but before she passes out she manages to unmask the man. Now he must kill her.

First Responder Commander Jake Marsh is watching on their live video feed. As the abductor goes in to kill her Jake moves in with two other men and to manages to rescue Rachael and the baby. Jake must find a way to protect Rachael and the baby while leading his team to find the abductor before they kill her. Jake has issues of his own from the past having lost two sibling for which he carries the guilt. He refuses to get involved with women or to marry. Can he protect these two without loosing his heart?

A journey of two individuals with lots of baggage. God has a plan for these two a plan of healing, love and restoration. God has a plan for you too. Just give Him your heart and control over your life then sit back and watch Him turn your life around.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Ranger's Texas Proposal by Jessica Keller

My review today is on the Love Inspired, The Ranger's Texas Proposal. This is the second book in the continuity series Lone Star Cowboy League. I don't think I've ever read any of Jessica's books but I did really like this one. This book is well written, humorous, and heart warming. I loved it.

Widow Josie Markham is a volunteer at boys ranch. Her husband was a law enforcement officer that was killed in the line of duty but it wasn't a happy marriage. He was in the process of leaving her for not being able to give him a family when he died. Shorty after his death she realized she was carrying his child. His gambling addiction had left her with nothing but a little farm that she had inherited. Now she was determined to make a working farm out of it. Now a Texas Ranger on vacation was taking over her life. How can she protect herself from this hunk?

Texas Ranger Heath Grayson is forced to take a month long vacation so he agrees to investigates an incident at the boys ranch. His father was killed at that ranch over a decade ago so while he is there he plans to solve the cold case. He didn't plan and falling in love with the pregnant beauty. He had always promised himself to stay single and never put a wife or child through what he went through. Now he is head over heels in love with a woman who wants nothing to do with law enforcement.

A journey of two heart broken individuals struggling to survive their past. God has a plan for these two. A plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Just turn your heart over to Him and let Him take control. God bless you all.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cowboy Creek Christmas by Cheryl St. John & Sherri Shackelford

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, Cowboy Creek Christmas. This is a novella and a wonderful read. I so enjoy these two authors. These stories are well written and heart warming, just what you need on a cold day with a cup of hot cocoa. I know you will enjoy these stories.

Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St. John
Marlys Boyd has spent her whole life pursuing medicine, not just any kind of medicine but holistic or natural medicine. Now that she is a doctor she must find a place where people will accept her so she moves to Cowboy Creek, Kansas. Upon arrival she finds her ex-fiancee is the newspaper owner. Suddenly she begins to question her decisions to cut him out of her life.
Sam Mason is still attracted to Marlys but with a young son he doesn't want to have his heart broke one more time. He feels he must help the town accept her though and he must protect her from their fear.

Mistletoe Bride by Sherri Shackelford
When a very pregnant, very ill woman arrives in Cowboy Creek the midwife asks Colton Werner to help her as the woman was only speaking German and she couldn't understand her. No one expects her or the baby to live through the night.
Beatrix Hass tells him she is a mail-order bride but the man she was to marry had recently died. To reassure her he marries the woman to give the child a name and the woman hope.
Colton is horrified to have to actually help deliver the baby but something happens in his heart as he hold this small life that is not breathing. He goes out to clean up the little body but the washing brought the baby back.

These two stories are great and show God always has a plan. None of the couples had any hope for their future but God brought them together and gave them a hope and a future. God has a plan for you two. Give Him your heart and lay down your control and watch Him work out your problems. God is so good.