Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dangerous Testimony by Dana Mentink

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Dangerous Testimony. This is the fourth book in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes Series. I so enjoy Dana's books and I have really really loved this series. Marco has always been a favorite of mine in this series so I really liked reading his story. This story is well written, action packed, and full of faith. It is not one that you will be able to put down.

Private Investigator Candace Gallagher is to testify against a murderer, the killer is a member of one of the local gangs and someone in that gang is trying to kill her. The other two witness are gone and now only Candace is left. She's determined to testify until the life of her precious daughter is threatened. Only her long time friend Marco is going to be able to keep them safe.

Former Navy SEAL Marco Quidel finds he has special feelings for Candace. She still loves her husband who died several years ago. Marco can't fault her for trying to keep her husband a part of her life and her daughter's. Marco understands and is determined to keep her safe knowing they will never have a future together. He failed his wife; can he keep them safe and not destroy his own heart?

A struggle of a widower and his guilt and a widow who refuses to let go of her vows to her dead husband. God has a plan for a future for these two hurting individuals and the child that they both love. A plan for a second chance; a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. A plan much better than you could possibly hope for.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Her Baby's Protector...Saved by the SEAL by Susan Sleeman

 My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Her Baby's Protector. This is a review on the second story of the novella Saved by the SEAL. This story is awesome, I love Susan's work. This story is well written, full of action, and adventure. Faith is a major factor in this story.

Bree Hatfield lost her best friends in an boating accident. They left her the care of their six month old daughter. As she is attacked she soon realizes that their death wasn't an accident and someone was trying to keep her from asking questions. Only one man believes her and can keep her and the baby safe, her ex-boyfriend the Navy SEAL.

Navy SEAL Clint Reed comes home on leave to find the love of his life at his home with her mother and a baby in tow. Bree's car is shot to pieces and he realizes someone is out to kill her and he must keep her and the baby safe and find the killer.

A reunion of two broken hearts; God has a plan for these three, a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. A plan much greater than you ever dreamed of. Just give God you heart and watch Him work.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Her Baby's Protector--Saved by the Lawman by Margaret Daley

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Her Baby's Protector. This book has two novellas so today is my review on the first story, Saved by the Lawman. I was thrilled to get this book as these are two of my favorite authors. As usual Margaret's story is well written, fast paced, and full of action. Faith is interwoven through out the story. You will love this story.

Family Judge Kate Forster is out for a run with her eighteen month old son. It has been a stressful day and she needs to release some of that stress. Running is a good way to get a grip on her life until she is attacked and a man tries to abduct her son. She screams and fights off this man until help comes to save them, Who could possibly want to kidnap her baby?

Detective Chase  Walker is out for his daily run. It has been a rough day; he passes the beautiful family judge as he usually does when he runs this trail. Suddenly he hears her scream. He runs back and finds her being attacked. He leaps to her rescue but soon finds that whoever is after her child is not about to give up. Chase must keep her and her child safe and find this madman.

A journey of two struggling souls. God has a plan for these two and it is far better than either of them have ever dreamed of. God has a plan for you too. Just give you heart to the Lord and let Him move in your life; He will turn your life around.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mistaken Identity by Shirlee McCoy

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Mistaken Identity. This is the seventh book in the Mission: Rescue Series.I have loved this series and thought maybe it was over so I was thrilled when I received this book in the mail. This book is well written, action packed and full of adventure. Shirlee weaves her faith into her stories like a fine woven tapestry. I know you are going to love this book.

Trinity Miller is the research tech for HEART. Because of the abduction of her older sister years ago her brothers tend to be overprotective. They keep her behind a computer but she wants to be out in the field. She took the self-defense courses; she knew she was ready. She drives across country to speak to a reclusive prosthetic maker but tells her brothers it was a vacation. In reality her best friend's son has cancer and will soon lose his leg. Trinity wants the Mason to make a prosthetic that he can run with. When she gets to his home she finds him not home but men that have broken into his place. She must run for her life.

Mason Gains has been called a hermit but really he just loves the quiet peace of his home in the woods after his tours in Afghanistan. He only makes prosthetics for a few chosen people. He puts a chip in his work so that it might send back Intel on the person with the prosthetic so he could adapt the next one he makes for them but it allows the person to be traced. He has had several people trying to find out when one of his clients that was to testify against a high up official. So when he comes home and finds someone has broken into his home he is sure that it involves his client. He soon finds out that a woman has been there and that the men who broken in thinks that she is his girlfriend. Who is she and what is she doing here? Can he find her and protect her?

A journey of two souls trying to survive the attacks of killer. God has a plan for them a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Surrender your life to Him and watch Him turn your life around, but get in the Word of God and learn the promise He has waiting for you.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Plain Target by Dana R. Lynn

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Target. This is the first book in the Amish Country Justice Series. I do really enjoy Dana's books and this one is an excellent example. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I love it.

Jess McGrath is a horse trainer. She owned a racehorse rescue business with her brother but he recently took his life and now the business is going down the tubes. The more she looks into what is going on in the business to try to clear her brother's name the more attacks are coming against her. The one man who had betrayed her while she was in high school is her only hope.

Paramedic Seth Travis regrets what had happened to Jess back in high school but he is determined to protect her now. He has always cared for her and now he is hoping to find a future with her if he can keep them both alive.

A journey of two broken hearts struggling to survive the attacks of a killer. God has a plan for these two. He has brought them together again for a purpose and it's much greater than either of them dreamed. God has a plan for you too. Surrender your heart to Him and watch Him move in your life.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Reluctant Brides Boxed Set by Elizabeth Rose

My review today is on the Medieval Romance Book Set, Reluctant Brides. I don't normal read secular books. I don't want sex in the books I read or foul language, so I didn't care for that part of the books but even though they contained more sex than I'm comfortable with the stories were well written and entertaining. I do love medieval stories and except for the sex I loved them.

The first book was Lord of Illusion a story of a twin boy who was stolen from his family and brought up as a thief and a lady who was to marry a man who had kidnapped her brother. Their struggles as he tries to save her from the marriage to a monster.

The second book, Ruby is about a young Lady who was brought up to be the son her father never had. She was anything but the Lady she should have been. The Baron has married three time and each of his wives had been killed before the wedding night. He decides the strong young woman might make it through the night alive as she could use weapons so he could fulfill his mission for the king.

The third book is The Baron's Bounty and it's about a man who needs a mother for his daughter and a wife for himself. He makes an alliance with a Scottish Laird to marry his daughter. He has never met her but has heard her called the Screw from Scotland. The Laird's daughter has problems and is ill quite often so he sends his orphaned niece to be a proxy. The niece is talked into going to meet the Baron by being bribed with her favorite thing, shoes. She didn't realize she would have to be the proxy on the wedding night for the consummation of the marriage.

The fourth book is Ian. Ian was left in the ruins of a castle as a newborn but brought up by his best friend's family. As an adult he tried to find out who he is and ends up in a dark place. His best friend's little sister tries to show him that she has grown up and want to be his wife but Ian has determined to never marry again but then the chieftain makes and alliance to marry her to the chieftain who had destroyed Ian's family, Ian must stop the marriage.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Return to Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

My review today is on the novel, Return to Huckleberry Hill. This is the seventh book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series. Well, Jennifer has done it again. This is an awesome book, it's well written, humorous, and heartwarming. You will laugh and you will cry but you will love every word of it. I warn you though it will be hard to put the book down. I know you will love this story.

Reuben Helmuth moves in with his mammi and dawdi to hide after his best friend and his girlfriend decide they were in love. Rueben couldn't stand the shame of it all. The whole community was laughing at him behind his back. His surrogate little sister Fern shows up and is trying to help him.

Fern King followed Reuben to Huckleberry Hill, she has followed him since she was but a little child. Her heart was breaking since the fight between Reuben and her brother John. They had been best friends forever. She wants to talk Reuben into forgiving her brother and come home to Sugarcreek.

Mammi sets out to find him a wife. She asks several girls over to have a knitting club so they can make him happy again. But when Reuben finds out they all know about his humiliation he rages at the girls, sends them home, and then ends up trying to make it up to them and his mammi but in doing what the girls asks, he finds himself in a worse mess.

A journey of two hearts that were meant to be together. They run into one difficult situation after another. God has a plan for these two and it's much better than either dreamed. God has a plan for you too. Just surrender your heart to Him and watch Him work in your life.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Plain Sanctuary by Alison Stone

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Sanctuary. I really enjoy Alison's work. I love suspense and I love Amish stories so it's a no brainer that I love her books. This book is well written, fast paced, and full of faith. You are going to love it.

Heather Miller had been in hiding due to her abusive ex-husband. She came forth and testified against him when he killed his second wife. Now that he is in prison she decides to go on with her dream and open a bed and breakfast in her late mammy's home. She has a crew renovating the home now. When she discovers her ex-husband has been in her home.

US Marshal Zachary Walker is on vacation when his boss notifies him that the man who killed his sister has escaped prison and is coming to kill his ex-wife. He is to protect her and help capture the killer.When he arrives at the bed and breakfast he is told she has had an intruder and sees the graffiti he left on the wall.  He moves Heather to a safe house so he can protect Heather.

A journey of two heartbroken individuals struggling to stay out of the cross-hairs of a killer. God has a plan for these two, a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Surrender your heart to Him and watch Him move in your life. His plans are much greater than anything you ever imagined.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Security Detail by Lisa Phillips

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Security Detail. This is the first book in the Secret Service Agents Series. I love Lisa's books and this is an excellent example of her work. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. It doesn't get any better than that.

Former president's daughter Kayla Harris is a lawyer. She stops by her office late in the evening to find a file she must work on. When she enters she finds her office has been ransacked and someone is still in the building. Someone is out to destroy her. The man who once was her security detail, a man she secretly crushed on, comes to her rescue.

Undercover Secret Service Agent Conner Thorne hears the mobsters he is working with talking about going after Kayla. To save her he is going to have to come out hiding and take the risk of being killed himself. This is the girl he had once loved but she was to young to pursue. He must save her life and find out why they are after her.

A journey of two broken hearts struggling to survive the attacks of the violent head of the Bamir Family. God has a plan for these two. They may have given up on a future together but God hasn't.
God has a plan for you too. Just surrender your heart to Him and watch Him straighten out the mess you've made of your life. It will be much greater that you have dreamed of.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Seal's Secret Child by Elisabeth Rees

My review today is the Love Inspired Suspense, The Seal's Secret Child. This is the fifth book in the Navy Seal Defenders Series and it is an awesome book. You are probably tired of hearing about my military background and how I love the Seals and other special ops. service teams. Elisabeth does a great job with these books. I'm always excited to get her books. This one is well written, fast paced and full of action. There is always faith filling her stories and I love that. I know you will love this book.

Attorney Josie Bishop is defending an accused kidnapper. This man is accused of kidnapping a three year old girl. Josie knows there is no way this man could have done this but the whole town turns against her as she sets up her defense. She fears for her life and the life of her son. Her son gets on line and finds the father he has never known. He tells his father that his mother is in trouble so his father comes running.

Former Navy Seal Edward (Blade) Harding lost his leg years ago. He saw himself as half a man so leaving a note to his fiance` he took off. He never thought she might carry his child. When he receives an email from a child claiming to be his son and that his mother is in trouble he comes to save them.
There can be no future for them as she still treats him as half a man but he will fight to the death for his family.

A journey of two broken hearts that long to come together but past baggage stands between them. God has a plan for this little family; a plan of forgiveness and restoration. God has a plan for you too. Just surrender your heart to Him and watch Him restore what you have lost. He will make all things whole.

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Temporary Coutship by Jenna Mindel

My review today is on the Love Inspired, A Temporary Courtship. I'm not sure if I've read any of Jenna's book, I did enjoy this one. It's well written, has some twists and is heart warming. I know you're going to love it.

Cellist Bree Anderson is receiving a coveted music residency. She is thrilled even though her boyfriend told her she wasn't good enough and tried to keep her from going. She goes to Maple Springs for a month of vacationing. She didn't expect to be attracted to the man giving classes at the resort. Nothing could come from the relationship because she is already committed to her music.

Conservation Officer Darren Zelensky has lived in Maple Springs his whole life. He has been treated badly by the people who come each summer including a woman who broke his heart and then dumped him for one of the summer resident. He has worked hard to get where he is and is hoping for a promotion soon. He didn't expect to be attracted to the beautiful cellist but when he finds out what is under her beautiful exterior he can't help but fall. What could he do? He knew she was only there for a month and a long distance relationship would never work but how could he protect his heart?

A journey of two broken hearts struggling to find healing in the plush resort while carrying a ton of personal baggage. God has a plan for these two and He will turn their lives around to make it all work. God has a plan for your life too. Just surrender your life and watch Him turn your life around.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Presumed Dead by Angela Ruth Strong

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Presumed Dead. This is Angela's first book with LIS and I must say I can't wait to read her next one. I really like this book; it was fast moving, action packed, and well written. You will love her characters. You need to get a copy.

Ex-SOAR Pilot Preston Tyler has been hiding out for four years in his families cabin. He had been framed for sabotaging a helicopter during a military operation. He had tried to stop it but his team had all died and a body had been sent home to his family. Preston had no choice but to stay dead until he could find proof of his innocence. He had heard that his former sweetheart had broken her engagement after he had sent her pictures of her fiance` with another woman. As he stood on his porch he witnessed a man planting a bomb in her family cabin. He tried to get the license plate but a car got in the way. Holly was driving to the cabin. He must save her even if it meant going to prison for the rest of his life.

Attorney Holly Fontaine has run from all the publicity of the broken engagement. She came up to the mountain to heal but she had no more than arrived when her whole world blows apart. Preston, the only man she had ever loved comes riding up to save her on a Jet Ski and carries her away as her cabin blows to pieces. How could Preston be alive, she had been to his funeral? Who could be trying to kill her? Was it the other woman?

A journey of two broken souls; Preston has lost everyone he loved and felt the same way about God so he has lost his faith and his hope, Holly had found her faith through all of the hurt from the past and the broken engagement can she help Preston? God has a plan for these two, a plan much greater than they had even dreamed of. God has a plan for you too. Just surrender your life to Him and watch Him work out your mess.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical,The Reluctant Guardian. I don't think I have ever read any of Susanne's books before but I really enjoyed this story and hope to read more of her work. This book is well written and has intriguing characters and situations. I know you will enjoy it.

Lady Gemma Lyfeld is upset because her neighbor didn't offer her the proposal that she had expected so she puts on her red cloak and goes for a walk. She has never heard of the 'Lady in Red' that was a part of the smuggling ring and runs into the head man named the Sovereign. She is rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. When she goes to London for her first season the spy goes with her to guard her.

Government Agent Tavin Knox is trying to break up a smugglers ring. He goes to a close friend's home. He inadvertently breaks up a marriage proposal, causes his friends sister-in-law pain, and sees her walking to the ridge dressed in red. He manages to save her but must keep protecting her during her season. He thought he was immuned to beautiful women but this woman and her two nephews has gotten under his skin.

A great Journey of intrigue. God has a plan for this broken couple. Neither have any hope for the future but God gives them a hope and a future. A future neither could have even dreamed of. God has a plan for you too. Just give Him your heart and watch Him work in your life.