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Courier: Book One of The Freelancer Series By Terry Irving

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I received this book from JKS Communications for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


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 "This is a goddamn big story. It'll make those jerks at the Post look like idiots and Watergate look like a cop taking an apple off a fruit stand."

It's 1972. The Watergate scandal has Washington on edge and Putnam, a Vietnam veteran and courier for one of the capital's leading television stations, is trying to get his life back together after his nightmarish ordeal in the war. Racing at breakneck speed through the streets of the capital, he not only intends to be the best courier in the business, he also intends to escape the demons that haunt him. But when Rick picks up film from a news crew interviewing a government worker with a hot story, his life begins to unravel as everyone involved in the story dies within hours of the interview and Rick realizes he is the next target.

Enlisting the a…

A Sensible Arrangement: Lone Star Bride Book 1 By Tracie Peterson

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I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


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Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.Answering an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn't know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.



My Thoughts:

A Sensible Arrangement is the first book in Tracie Peterson's la…

Critical Condition By Richard Mabry,MD and Kindle HDX Giveaway

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I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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Dr. Frasier couldn't save the gunshot victim on her front lawn. Now she's fighting for her own life.

It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier's colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.

Her "almost-fiancé" Dr. Mark Gilbert's support only adds to Shannon's feelings of guilt, since she can't bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he's just been diagnosed with leukemia.

Shannon thought it couldn't get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, "What did he say before he died…

500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman By Joyce Ellis

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity to no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


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Strength for Today’s Demanding Roles

In The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman you’ll find strength, purpose, and perspective to balance your many roles—and gain insight into the roles of women around you. With honesty, humor, and practicality, Joyce Ellis helps you see how your roles can fit together to make a difference in your world. Questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter make this book suitable for book clubs and small-group Bible studies as well.



My Thoughts:

500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman is the first book by Joyce Ellis that I have had the pleasure of reading.  I typically read and review mainly Fiction but when I saw this book and the topics it was covering I knew I had to read it.  It's very rare that I sit and think about all the roles I have in a day and when I do, there are definitely s…

The Queen's Handmaid By Tracy L. Higley: Enter to win a Kindle HDX from @TLHigley in THE QUEEN’S HANDMAID giveaway!

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I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled. Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC
Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra's palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm's length. She's been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.
But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.
Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s politic…

Sing For Me By Karen Halvorsen Schreck

I received this book from Howard Books for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


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When a good church girl starts singing in a jazz club and falls for the music—as well as a handsome African American man—she struggles to reconcile her childhood faith with her newfound passions.

Raised in the Danish Baptist Church, Rose Sorensen knows it’s wrong to sing worldly songs. But Rose still yearns for those she hears on the radio—“Cheek to Cheek,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”—and sings them when no one is around.

One day, Rose’s cousin takes her to Calliope’s, a jazz club, where she dis­covers an exciting world she never knew existed. Here, blacks and whites mingle, brought together by their shared love of music. And though Rose wor­ries it’s wrong—her parents already have a stable husband in mind for her—she can’t stop thinking about the African American pianist of the Chess Men, Theo Chastain. When Rose returns …