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Critical Threat

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MY REVIEW Each book in the Extreme Measures series just gets better and better.  Critical Threat  is the latest book, and my favorite of the three. I love the rawness of some scenes, wonderful characters, and lovely elements of faith.   I’m glad I’ve been able to read these first three books in the series because they share characters I’ve grown attached to. But, because Lynette Eason is so talented, they are also awesome standalones!   Grace and Sam are so easy to connect with and I loved their missions and compassionate hearts. This book contains an element I don’t think I’ve experienced in a suspense book before. One of the characters is related to a serial killer. Yikes. I can’t imagine. (Well, now I can. Ha.) There are twists, turns, romance, and plenty of suspense, but my favorite part is the spiritual thread that shapes what we do and who we become.   First Line:  “A third victim has been found and a serial killer is once again thought to be terrorizing the Northeast—just east o

Her Heart's Desire

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  MY REVIEW I love it when I finish a book and then realize it’s the first in a new series!  Her Heart’s Desire  is book one in Shelley Shepard Gray’s  A Season in Pinecraft  series. It is so easy to sink into this story that I completed it in one sitting.    We all probably remember a time where we went on vacation, visited an obscure place (or something similar), and didn’t want to leave because of the wonderful people we met. That’s the case with the characters in this story as well as my connection to then while ‘visiting’ them in Pinecraft.   I enjoyed this unique Amish story and its fresh atmosphere. Mary, Betsy, and Lily (and others) are easy to connect with, and I empathized and rooted for them in varying ways. With elements of love, faith, friendship, and overcoming life’s obstacles, this is an entertaining, uplifting, and inspiring read.   First Line:  There were only two beds in the motel room.  Series:  A Season in Pinecraft book 1 Genre:   Amish Romance, Christian Contempo

Copper Waters

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ABOUT THE BOOK Book Title :   Copper Waters - A New Zealand Mystery (Annalisse Series Book 4) by Marlene M. Bell Category : Adult Fiction (18 +), 340 pages  Genre : Mystery-Suspense Publisher :   Ewephoric Publishing Release date:    October, 2022 Content Rating :  G.  Book is for general audiences. No profanity. No graphic scenes. Crimes described briefly after-the-fact. Mild and limited romance Annalisse Drury and Alec Zavos find themselves on opposing sides when an ex-lover from Alec’s past introduces him to his alleged son. With Alec distracted and their future engagement in limbo, Annalisse accepts a key to her dream cottage—situated on a picturesque sheep station on South Island, New Zealand—only this time, she travels alone. But not long after her arrival she’s confronted by two peculiar deaths—either accidental, or the deliberate acts of a psychopath. Local investigators are closing the cases too quickly and want Annalisse to exit the country before she reveals the town’s darke

Rescuing Rose

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ABOUT THE BOOK Book:  Rescuing Rose Author:  Susan Pope Sloan Genre:  Historical Romance Release date: January 24, 2023 His army destroyed her livelihood. She represents the people he scorns. How can they reconcile their differences when the whole country is at war? When the Union Army marches into Roswell, Georgia, and burns down the cotton mill where Rose Carrigan worked, not only is her livelihood destroyed but she’s also taken prisoner and shipped northward with the other workers. Only the unlikely kindness of one of her guards makes the trip bearable. Union Captain Noah Griffin hates the part of his job that requires him to destroy the lives of innocent civilians, but at least he’s able to protect these women he’s been ordered to transport to Louisville, Kentucky. Especially the one whose quick wit and kindness draw him. While they’re forced to wait in Marietta, two fugitives arrive to complicate matters between Rose and Noah. As Rose heads north and Noah returns to the battlefro

The Key to Circus-Mom Highway

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ABOUT THE BOOK Book Title :   The Key to Circus-Mom Highway by Allyson Rice Category :  Adult Fiction (18+) ,  270 pages Genre :  Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction Publisher :  The Total Human Press Release date:    Jan 3, 2023 Content Rating :  PG-13 + M because one of the characters swears a lot, and she drops some f-bombs. Also, there are short flashback scenes that reveal the mom's history and it includes rape (not graphically depicted in the novel) In an attempt to secure an unexpected inheritance—and hopefully find a few answers—two estranged sisters and their newly discovered brother embark on a comically surreal trip through the Deep South to retrace the life of the mother who abandoned them as infants. On a Tuesday afternoon, sisters Jesse Chasen and Jennifer McMahon receive a phone call notifying them that their birth mother has died, leaving behind a significant inheritance. But in order to obtain it, they must follow a detailed road trip she designed for them to