Showing posts from August, 2011

Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel

I received this e-book from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books for free for my honest review of this e-book.

Product Description:
Some Decisions Change Your Day. Some Will Change Your Life.

While the headlines screamed “Hollywood Heartthrob Marries Girl Next Door,” the public relationship of Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe never revealed the private struggles that threatened to pull them apart–and when celebrity biographer Jada Eastman starts digging, she discovers that there’s more to this couple than anyone could guess.

Their relationship began like a scene from one of Jack’s movies. Leaving behind a dead-end relationship and the bitter Chicago winter, Grace had moved to Southern California to start a new life. Meanwhile, Jack had established himself as an up-and-comer with considerable acting talent, and a private heartache. When a fateful accident pulled the two of them together, they couldn’t avoid their initial attraction or the vast differences in their values and lif…

Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman

I received this e-book from Tyndale Publishing for free for my honest review of this e-book

Book Description:
When Livy O'Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she's helping to run an orphanage. Now she'll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.

Sheriff's deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy--literally--while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town--as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off--Jake doesn't have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can't seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn't willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman.

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Cash Burn By Michael Berrier

I received this e-book for free from Tyndale Publishers for my honest opinion of this e-book.

Book Description:
Billions of dollars flow through Jason Dunn's banking office each year. When he suffers a series of career setbacks and his marriage begins to crumble, he and his attractive new assistant devise a plan to disappear with a slice of the bank's cash flow. The unwelcome appearance of his brother on the scene, just released from prison, threatens to sidetrack Jason's plans. But Jason's brother "Flip" has his own problems with a parole officer who isn't fooled by this dangerous parolee. In the race to the jackpot between Jason and Flip, and the unwinding of their troubled history, the question soon becomes, Who will get burned?

My Thoughts:
Cash Burn was a hard read for me, it just didn't hook me. The writing was done well and it was apparent the author did much research about the banking world and lingo. For me personally the book just wasn't my…

The Guardian by Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed

I received this e-book from Barbour Publishing, Inc for free for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:
Plunge into the world of seen and unseen forces in The Guardian. Anna Riley has just come into possession of a two-thousand-year old scroll that God gave to John the Disciple. Her mission—to guard the scroll and unlock its secret. Jason Lang, her protector, has his work cut out for him as they begin their journey around the world, facing corruption and dodging bullets—all the while trying to keep his attraction to Anna at bay. Will he succeed in defending the woman he’s vowed to protect? Will Anna, forced to trust other people to stay alive, fulfill the challenge that she’s accepted?

The Guardian is an awesome, thrilling book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book was very hard to put down. I found myself taking every opportunity to read it. Anna Riley has an angel appear to her on a vacation in New Orleans telling her she needs to get to Pittsburg immediately b…

Mercy Come Morning by Lisa Tawn Bergren

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:
There are no second chances. Or are there?

Krista Mueller is in a good place. She’s got a successful career as a professor of history; she’s respected and well-liked; and she lives hundreds of miles from her hometown and the distant mother she could never please. It’s been more than a decade since Alzheimer’s disease first claimed Charlotte Mueller’s mind, but Krista has dutifully kept her mother in a first-class nursing home.

Now Charlotte is dying of heart failure and, surprised by her own emotions, Krista rushes to Taos, New Mexico, to sit at her estranged mother’s side as she slips away. Battling feelings of loss, abandonment, and relief, Krista is also unsettled by her proximity to Dane McConnell, director of the nursing home—and, once upon a time, her first love. Dane’s kind and gentle spirit—and a surprising discovery about her mother—make Krista wonder if …

Cherished by Kim Cash Tate

I received this book from for free for my honest opinion of this book.

Book Description
How can she believe God cherishes her when she can't forgive herself?

Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared would be a forever kind of love. But choices she'll forever regret upended her hope . . . and turned her dreams to dust. When those dreams come knocking once more, she's forced to deal with the pain of the past.

Heather Anderson's life has spun out of control—first, an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with the drummer of a popular Christian band that left her devastated. Broken and alone, she cried out to the only One who can save her. And He did. But that's just the beginning, because now she must leave behind the only life she's ever known.

Two women with shame-filled pasts form a…

The Corruptible: A Ray Quinn Mystery by Mark Mynheir

I received this e-book from WaterMultnomah Publishing's Blogging for Books program free for my honest review of this E-Book

Book Description:

How much money would it take for you to betray the truth?

Ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn never had glamorous thoughts of the life of a private investigator—but being cornered in a bathroom stall by the enraged philandering husband of a client? That’s something he could live without. Retired from homicide and living with a painful disability, Ray’s options are limited. Stick to the job, keep impetuous sidekick Crevis alive, and spend quiet evenings with trusted pal Jim Beam, that’s about the best he can hope for.

As a new client emerges, Ray finds himself in an impossibly large boardroom holding a check with enough zeros to finally lift him from his financial pit. The job seems easy enough: find Logan Ramsey, an ex-cop turned security officer who’s taken off with sensitive corporate information. But few things are easy in Ray’s world, regardless…

Homeward by Melody Carlson

I received this e-book from Glass Road Pubic Relations free in exchange for my honest review of this story.

Book Description
From bestselling author Melody Carlson comes this award-winning story of three generations of Lancaster women. For twenty years Meg Lancaster has avoided Briar Hedge, the Lancaster family estate. Now she has been drawn back to her grandmother's home to uncover secrets that have been hidden for decades and to try to regain the family she long ago abandoned.

Meg Lancaster left her home at 17 years old to get away from the nightmare that was her life. Now 20 years later, after receiving a letter from her older sister that Grandmother Lancaster was sick and didn't have much time left, and a called off marriage for Meg she decides she needs to head home to Briar Hedge, her family's estate to make amends. Meg arrives and finds that things aren't what they used to be. Her mother, Sunny, was happily married and different. Her Grandma apologized for hurting…

River's Song By Melody Carlson

I received this book free from Glass Road Public Relations for my honest review of this book.

Book Description
Her relationship with her daughter in shambles and tensions mounting with her mother-in-law, Anna Larson returns to her childhood home on the banks of the Siuslaw River to sort out her parent's belongings and put the pieces of her own life back together.
Embracing her native heritage for the first time since childhood Anna transforms her old family home into Shining Waters Inn, a place she hopes will give her family a new beginning.
River's Song is Book One in the Inn at Shining Waters series.

Anna Larson lives with her mother in law and high school age daughter in her mother in law's home. There Anna works cleaning, cooking, and keeping everything together to "pay" for her and her daughter's keep. Anna's mother in law had never been a fan of hers and when Anna's husband died, after coming back wounded from the war, there was no one to "pr…