Description of Merry And Bright
Christmas is the season of the heart, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is here to warm yours with a delightful holiday novel of first impressions and second chances.
Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. She’s taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her—minus her photo—and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.
Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects—or desires. Still, sometimes hearts can see what our eyes cannot. In this satisfying seasonal tale, unanticipated love is only a click away.
My review of Merry And Bright
I was so excited to get an advance copy of Debbie Macomber’s new Christmas book.
This is a warm fuzzy read. Just what I was looking for.
Debbie Macomber’s protagonist, Merry Knight, finds herself in a precarious situation. Does she trust what she’s feels about a person from chatting with him online or does she only rely on what she see’s in his business practices?
I loved the character, Merry Knight. She is a hard worker, a loving and helpful daughter and a person dedicated to helping her family. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her romance with her online suitor develop.
People are not always what you see on the outside. We have to take the time to get to know them. Once we do, the things they do are seen in a different light, His light.
When you’re ready to get in the Christmas mood, this book will weave it’s magic for you. I hope you get you a copy for this holiday season.
About the author
Description of The Promise Of Dawn
Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Launches New Immigrant Series
When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.
Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn’t an easy life, it wasn’t as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?
My review of The Promise Of Dawn
I have loved Lauraine Snelling’s stories for quite a while now. When Bethany House Publisher’s offered me a copy of this book, I was thrilled! I am so glad that there is to be another series of books about immigrants from Norway coming to America to start a new life.
This book starts with Uncle Einar requesting help from relatives in Norway. He is a logger in Minnesota. His wife, Gerd is bedridden and he has no children to help him.
Signe and Rune along with their three son’s agree to travel to America to help his uncle. They hope to make a better life for their family in America.
The conditions at Uncle Einar’s place are worse than Signe even imagined. Tired and worn out from the voyage and cross country trip Signe is faced with challenges she is not sure she is equippped to handle. She questions God and and His wisdom in sending them into these circumstances.
I love historical fiction, so this book was a delight to read. I love reading about the people who came into an area and tamed it, no matter the hardships they faced. Signe and Rune are people who had a dream and worked hard to make that dream come true. I look forward to reading the other books to come in this series.
I hope you pick up a copy of this book and enjoy it as much as I did.
About the author
Award-winning and best selling author Lauraine Snelling began living her dream to be a writer with her first published book for young adult readers, Tragedy on the Toutle, in 1982. She has since continued writing more horse books for young girls, adding historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers to her repertoire. All told, she has over eighty books published with more than 4 million copies in print.
Description of The Witness
Police Chief Luke Granger’s witness to a murder, Amy Griffin, has been on the run for years. Her family thinks she was murdered eight years ago, but Amy chose to accept a life in the shadows in order to protect her sisters’ lives. Now unveiled secrets about their father have thrust the sisters into the public spotlight. The man who wants Amy dead now sees her sisters as the way to locate her. Luke and two of his homicide detectives are determined to stand in the way. They are each falling in love with a different sister, and it’s become a personal mission to keep them safe. But chances are that at least one of them will fail, and facing the future will take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows.
My review of The Witness
I loved this book!
This book has a wonderful plot. The tension is perfect all the way to the end of the story. The three sisters are endearing and who doesn’t like the two hero cops who protect them.
I think this book has everything: good plot, good characters, inspirational and suspense.
Now if you are looking for a straight up romance, this won’t be for you. If you like a good mystery with your romance then this is a book you’ll love. This isn’t what I would call a Christian book, but it is a clean read, no cussing or sex.
I love Dee Henderson’s writing. I somehow missed this book when it came out in 2011. I was thrilled to find one I hadn’t read.
Pick up a copy and let me know what you think of it.
About the author
Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O’Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA’s RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Golden Quill. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois and is active online. Visit her at www.deehenderson.com.
Description of Jack Be Quick
The prayer on her lips is JACK Be Quick.
It’s been months since ex-Navy SEAL Jack McCullen last saw his fiancée, Suz Molloy. He was on the other side of the world involved in a grueling black ops mission for Iniquus Corporation at the behest of the US government. Mission fail meant a special flight home, and an ambulance ride to the hospital where Suz should have been waiting for him.
Devastated by Jack’s last death-defying act of heroism, life quickly takes a turn for the worse for Suz. Terrorists attack the school where Suz teaches first-grade. Suz saves her students’ lives, but her own moment of heroism leads the terrorists to believe she is a CIA operative. Suz is taken hostage.
When Jack rouses from his surgery to find Suz missing, he knows something is very wrong. Led by the psychic “knowings” of his Iniquus colleague, Lynx, Jack risks everything as he desperately tries to reach Suz in time to thwart the terrorists’ plot and save her.
This time, his mission is for more than love of country; it’s for the love of his life – his heart and soul.
My Review of Jack Be Quick
What a nail biter!
This newest book by Fiona Quinn is everything I thought it would be. The characters are people I became invested in. I hoped Suz and Jack would remain together in the future, but there were times I thought her fears would be the end of them. I can relate to her. It was interesting for me to read how Jack handled fear, and pushed through it.
The plot was intruiging. Children being kidnapped so the bad guys could influence the grandfather’s votes. The protocols Jack put in place at Suz’s school were awesome! I personally sat through teacher training each year that was ridiculous. I would have loved to have the training that Suz received, it was very effective.
The jungle camp scenes were filled with tension. Once Suz was in the jungle with the boys I kept reading till I finished the book.
If you like romantic suspense novels, this one is a must.
If you pick up a copy, please let me know what you thought of it.
About the author
Canadian born, Fiona Quinn is now rooted in the Old Dominion outside of D.C. with her husband and children. There, she homeschools, pops chocolates, devours books, and taps continuously on her laptop.
Description of to Wager Her Heart
My Review of To Wager Her Heart
I love Tamera Alexander’s books! I am obsessed with her books. It amazes me how she can take a place or an event in history and create such wonderful, detailed stories about how these things may have transpired.
In the book to Wager Her Heart she has taken a group of singers called the Jubilee Singers from the Fisk University in Nashville and created a wonderful story about their faith journey. She created loveable characters to tell this heart wrenching story.
Alexandra may not have been the trip preceptress for the group, but you’d never know it from the believeable story Tamera Alexander has created about her. Alexandra was definitely created for just such a time as this.
I hate when one of these books end. I, for a time am transported back to that time period and see things through the characters eyes. It is a splah of cold water in the face to have to leave them even though they always have a happy ending.
If historical fiction is your genre, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this book. The historic details are accurate and believable, the characters are very well developed and loveble.
Even though this book is part of a series, it is not necessary to have read the other two books first. Each book can stand alone, but after you read this one you will want to read the other two. This book will be available August 8, 2017.
About the author
Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers in the historical fiction genre. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for six of her award-winning novels. For more about Tamera’s books, visit www.TameraAlexander.com