Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Friday, June 30, 2017

Rock Mountain Sabotage by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

My review today in on the Love Inspired Suspense, Rocky Mountain Sabotage. I really like Jill's work. This is a great example of that; this book is well written, action packed, and full of suspense. Jill also weaves her faith into her work like a tapestry. I really like that. I know you're going to love this one.
Lauren Carter is riding in an airplane her step father had arranged for her and her mother to go by a chartered flight. They are over the mountain when an explosion blow up the back of the plane. The co-pilot is injured and Lauren goes up to see if she can help the pilot. He manages to glide the plane down and they crash close to a ghost town. Some of the passengers a hurt and she helps the pilot get them to a place of shelter but they soon find they are attacked and a killer is among them.
Pilot Kent Garland is convinced his plane was sabotaged. He and Lauren work to keep the survivors alive and fed. Accidents begin to take place and soon it's obvious someone is out to kill all of the survivors. Who could this person be and why would they want to destroy everyone out here?
A journey of two people fighting to save the survivors and find the traitor. God has a plan for these two; a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Trust Him with your heart and watch Him work for you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lancaster County Reckoning by Kit Wilkinson

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Lancaster County Reckoning. I really enjoy reading Amish stories and I really enjoy suspense so this book was a joy to me. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. You are going to love it.
Darcy Simmons is found by the father she has been told died twenty years ago. She meets with him and is scheduled to come to his home. He doesn't answer the door but when a neighbor stops to see what is going on they find her father is badly beaten and in a coma. They are attacked by a man claiming that he wants what her father is hiding. The neighbor comes to rescue her. She can't bear the thought of losing her father all over again. She finds out that he has been in witness protection and living an Amish life.
Amish widower Thomas Nolt loves Uncle Jesse like a father. He is her neighbor and his best friend. He knows nothing of the daughter that shows up at Jesse's home waiting to see her father. They discover his body beaten and left for dead. They are attacked. He must keep this woman safe. Jesse would want that. He owes it to him but they must find out who these men are and what they are trying to find before they are all killed.
A journey of two people thrown together as they struggle to find out the secrets Jesse has hidden all these twenty years. God has a plan for these two, a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too, a good plan and not for evil. Give Him your heart and watch Him move in your life.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hidden Legacy by Lynn Huggins Blackburn

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Hidden Legacy. This is the second book that Lynn has done for LIS but I have to tell you she is becoming one of my favorites. This book is well written, action packed, and fast paced. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to her next one. I know you are going to love it.
Carolyn Harrison's sister has died leaving a beautiful baby boy. Carolyn is unaware of who the father is; she only knows that he was in jail and died, and her sister made her promise not to let his family know about the child.. Carolyn is in the process of adopting him; he is almost hers when an intruder breaks into her home, vandalizes her home and attempts to shoot them. The baby seems to be the target but why? She is rescued by the one man she hoped never to see again. Can Jason keep them safe without breaking her heart again?
Detective Jason Drake arrives only to find the one woman he loves. He broke her heart and has regretted it all these thirteen years. Can he find who is trying to kill them, keep them safe, and find a way back into Caroline's heart?
An exciting journey of being reunited with first love and a struggle to keep the baby alive and find a killer. God has a plan for this little family; a good plan, not for evil, a plan for a hope and a future.
God has a plan for you too. Give Him your heart and watch Him move on your behalf.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Love at First Bark by Dana Mentick

My review today is on Love at First Bark. This is a really cute short story leading to the book, Paws for life. I can't wait to read that one. This story is well written and humorous. You are going to love it.
Dana's stories are so good.

Marcy Deveraux is frustrated. She has worked at her family's diner her whole life but during a whirlwind romance she had wrote several stories about her prince charming. She became a best selling author but after the destruction of that relationship she seems to be unable to write a single word. She rents a cabin to try jump-start her writing. She gets ready to sit down and write when a little whirlwind chases a squirrel through her cabin. She is sure its a porcupine. Along comes a hunky cowboy who saves the day. But a cowboy isn't the hero she needs in her new story.

Cowboy Jackson Parker comes to the rescue of the beautiful young woman renting one of the cabins on the ranch. She says she's a writer and he's heard of her work but when he gets a  glimpse of her notebook all he sees is recipes. Is she writing a cookbook or a romance? He takes care of the little dog but the dog seems to be matchmaking as he brings them together time and time again.

A journey of two soul who are searching for their soul mate and are brought together by a little dog that loves them both. God has a plan for these two, a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too.Give Him your heart and watch him turn your life around.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lady Ever After by Tamara Leigh

My review today is on the Medieval  Romance, Lady Ever After. This is the second book in the Beyond Time, A Medieval Time Travel Series. This book is awesome! I really liked the first book in this series and wanted to see how she handled this one. This book takes place now and in the Fifteenth Century. You are going to love this story; it is well written, full of adventure, and very intriguing. I really enjoyed every minute of it but I really liked the end.

Collier Gilchrist Morrow is a successful business man in England. He was badly hurt in an accident while mountain climbing. He has become addicted to pain killers when his girl friend finds out she leaves him and goes back to the US. He goes to a rehab center to get clean, buys a ring, and is determined to make Aryn his wife. When he returns home he finds Aryn has died. He is beside himself; he has lost everything dear to him. He stares at the only thing left to him that means anything. It is a painting of a woman who was killed in the attack on Stivling Castle in the Fifteenth Century. As he lays on his couch the paint covering her face falls off and he looks at his beloved, Aryn. He prays for another chance he is struck down by the portrait and lands in the fifteenth century. Could he save Catherine Algernon from certain death and help the man that would become his forefather. Could he see Catherine as herself and not his Aryn? Is it too soon to love again?

Catherine Algernon is living in Stivling Castle; they are under siege and she is at the end of the road. She has seen the picture of her death in her dreams and knows it will be soon. As she sleeps a man is found in her room calling her Aryn. She screams and men come running to throw her in the dungeon but now her dream has changed. She is saved from death but is told she must marry this man who saved her life, Collier Gilchrist, a commoner. Catherine is a Lancastrian and the man she is to marry is a Yorkist, a hated enemy. Not only was her hatred livid he kept calling her another woman's name. How could they live this way?

A great journey of two times intertwining. It reminds me kind of Brigadoon. God has a plan for these souls from two very different worlds. A plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Your story might not be from two different times but usually you come from two different worlds. Opposites work well together and balance each other out. God is so good; so give him your heart and watch him turn your life around.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Deadly Memories by Mary Alford

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Memories. This is only the third book Mary has written for LIS and I'm thrilled with her work. I hope to read a lot more of her books. This story is well written, fast paced, and action packed. The story is also full of faith and I like that. I know you will love this book.

CIA Agent Kyle Jennings is in the desert on an assignment when he finds a woman out in the middle of nowhere. Is she a victim of is she working with the gunrunner he is searching for? She appears to have no memory of who she is or where she even came from. He soon finds out she is a missionary that had been abducted and held for years. It was uncanny how much she looked like his wife who died seven years ago, but he had buried her and she was gone.

Missionary Ella Weiss had been held captive for seven years. She had returned to consciousness many years ago after a severe head trauma. The only thing she knew was shat she had been told. Her family had been killed in the same attack she had been injured in. She manages to escape her cell and goes in search for the child Joseph that had been her fellow prisoner. She finds herself out side and in the middle of nowhere. She had been tortured, starved and experimented on while being held but the only thing important was this child. She had to find him. When Kyle comes to her rescue she realizes he is the man they have trained her to kill. She's a missionary can she kill someone even if it is to save the child?

A great journey of trying to find answers to the past while running from the men who are out to destroy them and his team. God has a plan for these two a plan for a hope and a future. A future they never thought possible. God has a plan for you too. Trust Him, give Him your heart and watch Him turn your life upside down. God is so good.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Vexing by Tamara Leigh

My review today is on The Vexing. This is the sixth book of the Age of Faith: A Medieval Romance Series. I have waited for this story and I am thrilled with the book. Tamara, I must say you did Sir Durand justice. I loved the book and really look forward to The Awakening. This book takes place in the twelfth century, a time I love to read about it but would not like to live there.

Sir Durand Marshal is in the Queen's Personal Guard. He is known by her as her Gallant Monk although it is not a good title for the handsome knight. He has a dishonorable past concerning women and the queen is aware of it. He is trying to make it up to those whom he has dishonored. He doesn't understand that he has already been forgiven by the ones he had harmed. He is on his way to meet the king and queen when he runs into a group Count Verielle's men pursuing a young woman and her three knights on the King's land. He tries to rescue the woman only to be attacked by her. He must throw her to the ground or lose his seat and both be trampled by his warhorse. They take the woman and her men to the Queen but they refuses to tell him her name or her business in crossing the king's land. The woman is vexing and he wants no part of her. When he hears that her name is Beatrix the same as his beloved he almost becomes sick. Only to be told that he must escort the woman to her father.

Lady Beatrix, known as the Vestral Wife and now the Vestral Widow as she was married to a man old enough to be her grandfather and the man had never consummated the marriage, was on her way to meet with her father at his command. Her father had no heir since his wife of sixteen had given him two still born sons and one that was surely going to die. He would marry his daughter off to a man who needed money that he would become the baron in his place. Lady Beata, (What she wanted everyone to call her) must tell no one about being the heiress for then the queen would marry her off to the man of her choice. She is determined to escape Sir Durand's escort.

A journey of attacks, shipwrecks, and mysteries. Durand and Beata struggle to get to her father. As they arrive the child has already died and her father had set up a marriage. It is Sir Durand job to stop the marriage until the queen decides who she shall marry. God has a plan for these two, a plan for a hope and a future, of good and not for evil. God has a plan for you too. Give Him your heart and watch Him work

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

High Desert Hideaway by Jenna Night

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, High Desert Hideaway. This is only the second book of Jenna's I've read and I look forward to her next story. This one is well written, action packed and fast paced. I know you will love this one. I enjoyed revisiting Elijah and the Vanishing the Darkness biker gang.

Lily Doyle worked late and accidentally over heard two of the truckers talking; she wasn't able to hear much of their conversation but enough that it was something illegal. They saw here and chased her. She ran to a gas station but they caught her and held her hostage. There was no doubt in Lily's mind that they were going to kill her as one of the men held a gun to her head. The other men held the other customers at gunpoint. How many were going to die because of her?

Deputy Sheriff Nate Bedford is coming home from an undercover operation dressed as a biker. He stops to get a cold soda but knows something is off. A car is parked in front of the building with it's door wide open. Several people are lined up against the walls and he can see a gun held to one of his former school mates. Nate jumps in to rescue Lily. He soon finds that her life is in danger and he must figure out what is going on and keep her safe. He finds its going to take more than him alone and has call in help from his friends.

A journey of two broken souls; Nate is struggling with his horrific past, while Lily has made some bad choices that have nearly destroyed her, yet God has a plan for these two; a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too, a plan for good and not for evil. Just give Him your heart and watch Him turn your life around.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hunting Hour A timber creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima

My review today is on the novel, Hunting Hour, a Timber Creek K-9 Mystery. I have never read any of Margaret's book but I did enjoy this one. I love K-9 stories and you are going to love Robo in this one. This story is well written, full of intrigue, and mystery. Missing children has got to be the worst horror a parent or cop can deal with. This story deals with this subject in a great way.

K-9 Officer Mattie Cobbs and her K-9 partner Robo are called out to find a missing child only to find that child lying dead in a hidden spot. Now she is faced with finding another child; a child that is very close to her. She has been having problems of her own with past issues. She had seen herself a part of Cole's family but has pulled a way from him and his daughters feeling he still loves his ex-wife. Now she is going to find his child or die trying.

Veterinary Cole Walker is a single parent caring for two young girls. He cares for Mattie but she has been pulling away from him. He could see that finding the girl's dead body is really hurting her; when his daughter comes up missing Mattie is the first person he calls. Now starts an unending nightmare. They have so many suspects but no evidence to lead them to any of them.

A struggle to find a much loved child, a police force giving all they have, and a town that steps up helps search for this little girl. A great story!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Special Agent by Valerie Hansen

My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Special Agent. This is the third book in the continuity series, Classified K-9 Unit. I really enjoyed it and I know you will too. Valerie is one of my favorite authors in fact the whole series is written by my favorite authors. This book is well written, action packed, and full of faith. You are going to love this one.

Special Agent in Charge Max West and his partner, Opal are in a search for explosives. His search has brought him to California. A woman that had been engaged to a man that was involved with a crime family has caught his attention. Max is told she is a person of interest in the case but she now seems to have become a target. She must know what these men are after. Max is drawn to the beautiful woman can he keep her alive until they find what these men are after.

Horse Trainer Katerina Garwood was engaged to a mobster but when everyone finds out about him the whole town turned against her even her own father. When one of the barns blow up a federal agent and his K-9 partner shows up to investigate the bombing. Katerina is attracted to the man and his dog but is not about to trust another man ever. Max is continually saving her life so it's hard to keep her distance. What could these men want?

A journey of two heartbroken souls thrown together in a struggle to stay alive. How do they learn to trust each other and trust God. God has a plan for these two; a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. A plan for good and not for evil. Give your heart to Him and trust Him to turn your life around.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lone Star Bachelor by Linda Goodnight

My review today is on the Love Inspired, Lone Star Bachelor. This is the fourth book in the Buchanon Series. I really enjoyed this book; it's well written, intriguing, and humorous. You are really going to love this one. Linda's an awesome story teller.

Buchanon Built Construction has being having sabotage on some of the homes they have built in the last two years. Now the threats have escalated and are singling out Sawyer Buchanon. Who could be after him and what he could have done? Although some may see him as a player Sawyer s a good Christian man, a man of integrity. Is a woman stalker even a possibility? He's against getting a PI but he is intrigued and drawn to the the lovely detective.

Private Investigator Jade Warren has been hired to find out who is harassing the Buchanons. Unknown to the Buchanon she has a history with the family. She has been raised to hate all the Buchanons; they were the reason for all her fathers problems. Jade is divorced from a player that is much like Sawyer. A man that was wonderful until they married; then she found out he was more abusive than her father had been. The more she gets to know Sawyer the more confused she becomes. The Buchanons are nothing like she has been led to believe. Was her family the ones who are harassing them?

A journey of betrayal, forgiveness, and intrigue. God has a plan for these two; a plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Just give Him your heart and watch Him turn your life around.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lone Star Dad by Linda Goodnight

My review today is on the Love Inspired, Lone Star Dad. This is the third book in The Buchanons Series. I really enjoy Linda's books; this one was really good. It's well written and will touch your heart. I really like this family.

Nurse Practitioner Gena Satterfields is now raising her eleven year old nephew. They had been living in the city and Derrick had been picked up by the police. In desperation she move them to her late grandparents home in a small town. Derrick was not happy about moving to a small town and is acting out. She answers the front door to the one man she hoped never to see again. He drags in Derrick with an old gun. he had been poaching on his property. How was she to keep Derrick out of trouble and keep him a way from this man. Would he recognize the boy for who he is? She had to keep her sister's secret.

Quinn Buchanon had been a football star until a tragic accident left him unable to throw a ball.
Quinn lost everything and everyone who was suppose to care about him. He bought a little cabin out in the middle of nowhere hiding from life. He works with his family but keeps them at arms length.  A mother cat came to his place in the middle of the night. He hated cats but put her in his shed. He is very angry to find a young punk poaching on his property. The next day the mother cat gives birth to four kittens right in front of the punk kid next door. When the mother cat disappears the boy is determined to take care of the babies. His beautiful neighbor finally agrees to let the boy help with the kittens and it turns all their lives around.

A Journey of trust and forgiveness. These three people have endured pain and heart break, would they trust God to heal their hearts? God has a plan for them, a good plan and not of evil. God has a plan for you too.Give your heart to Jesus and watch God turn your life around.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Amish Brides by Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber, and Amy Lilliard

My review today is on the third story, A Summer Wedding in Paradise in the novella, Amish Brides. I really enjoyed this story and I'm sure you will too. This story is well written, humorous, and heart warming.

Reba Schmucker is walking quickly to school; she was running late and that was unacceptable for a teacher. A buggy, running out of control is coming up behind her. She hears a man yell, "get out of the way!' Just before she is thrown into the ditch filled with rain water. Soaked, muddy and limping she continues to walk to the school totally humiliated. When she arrives at school she finds that the man that ran her off the road is the new man in the community and is here to repair the school. He"ll be here all day. When he learns she lost her lunch in the ditch he buys pizza for the whole class but when he sees her foot he takes her to the hospital. Her ankle is broken and still she must put up with this man.

Able Weaver has moved to Paradise to get away from a broken engagement. His heart must heal and seeing her each day isn't help him. He bought a horse yesterday and drive it to his new job but the horse panics and ran off at full force. Able didn't realize that he'd forced the woman into the ditch of mud, lost her lunch, and broke her ankle until he hears her tale later. He is determined to make it up to her.

A journey of two hearts torn apart by their past. 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 and watch God turn your life around. God is so good.