Thursday, July 28, 2011

Life Support: The Santee Series Book One By Robert Whitlow

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Book Description
Alexia knows this new case is a matter of life and death. She doesn't have a clue what it will do to her heart and soul.

Baxter Richardson survived a fall from a cliff while hiking in the mountains. His survival depends on the machines that help him breathe. His haunted, unstable wife wants to pull the plug and hide her secrets. His father wants him alive for reasons of love and money. Attorney Alexia Lindale must navigate the mixed motives and warring facts to determine—and fight for—what's right for Baxter in this compelling tale of betrayal and a mysterious, healing grace.

Life Support is the first book in the Santee Series by Robert Whitlow. Alexia Lindale is an attorney in a law firm in Santee, South Carolina. She handles divorces for her law firm. Rena Richardson is the wife of a prominent family in Santee. Rena and her husband go for a hike and she pushes her husband off the edge of a tall cliff. Rena, believing her husband is dead, goes to the road and calls 911. They airlift her husband, Baxter Richardson, to the local hospital and take her there for her injuries too. Rena tells them Baxter had been drinking and he got too close to the edge of the cliff and lost his balance. Rena presumes Baxter is dead until they tell her he is in the ICU in a coma. Alexia Lindale is asked to go to Greenville to the hospital to help facilitate peace between Rena and her father in Law. From here Alexia gets caught up in Rena's lies and games.

Life Support is an awesome novel by Robert Whitlow. This story shows us Alexia's transformation to a believer and how she begins to depend on God to be her guide for her life including her work. Life Support keeps you at the edge of your seat and it hard to put down. The web of lies and deceit brings you into the story and you feel like you are right there. There is a balance of showing God's support in all areas of the characters lives and legal issues. An awesome legal thriller that you cannot put down. I am addicted to Robert Whitlow's novels!! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoy Christian Fiction and legal thrillers. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I look forward to reading many more books by Robert Whitlow.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow

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Book Description
Sometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets. Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket—the closing of his deceased father’s law practice in the small town of Bethel. Killed in a tragic boating accident, John Crane didn’t leave his son anything except the hassle of a bankrupt estate.

Then, within twenty-four hours, Tom loses his job, his girlfriend, and his cat. Job didn’t have it much worse.

Returning to Bethel with his pride ground to powder, Tom’s plan to quietly shut down his father’s practice and slink out-of-town runs into an unexpected roadblock—two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and off-shore financial transactions manipulated by powerful men who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth

Water's Edge is the first book of Robert Whitlow's I have read and all I can say is I am hooked!! Water's Edge is about a lawyer in Atlanta who needs to go back to his hometown of Bethel, Ga to close his father's law practice after his death. The day before he left he lost his job and his girlfriend. Tom Crane heads to Bethel to stay with his Great Uncle, Elias, a retired minister. Tom finds himself in an uncomfortable situation. His Uncle is a very spiritual man and Tom is not anymore. As he begins closing out his father's office Tom finds himself in the middle of a mess of criminal activity by very powerful people in town that had been family friends for years. Tom also finds God and goes on a spiritual journey.

Water's Edge is an awesome legal thriller. Robert Whitlow writes about good and evil, spiritual and personal awakenings, faith and love. This story was an edge of your seat story that was very hard to put down once you start. Robert Whitlow writes with such expertise of not just the legal aspects but spiritual aspects with a perfect balance. The characters in this story are very deep and real who encounter real life issues. You feel like you are right there in the story. As a fan of John Grisham and other legal thriller authors, Robert Whitlow is fantastic. I look forward to reading more of his books. I recommend this book to fans of John Grisham and fans of Legal drama and Christian fiction. Thank you for the opportunity to read this!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Never The Bride by Cheryl Mckay and Rene Gutteridge

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Book Description:

Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don’t Lie

Since she was just a little girl, Jessie Stone dreamed up hundreds of marriage proposals, doodled the romantic ideas in her journal with her treasured purple pen, and fantasized about wedding dresses and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid nearly a dozen times, waved numerous couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember.

But shopping for one key component of these countless proposals hasn't been quite as productive–a future husband. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories.

So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that the Almighty has a better plan than one she’s already cooked up in her journals? Can she turn over her pen and trust someone else to craft a love story beyond her wildest dreams?

Never The Bride was originally written by Cheryl Mckay as a screenplay and Rene Gutteridge wrote it into a novel. Never The Bride is an entertaining story about Jessie Stone a romantic whose biggest dream is to find Mr. Right and get married. She had over 100 journals and in those journals she has many different scenarios for proposals. One day God appears in human form to her and tells her she needs to share her ideas with others. She quits her job and starts her own business helping men plan and execute the perfect proposals. Jessie and her sister, Brooklyn work together. God asks Jessie to trust Him to write her love story.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I found myself laughing out loud and other times tears. This story truly shows what happens when you lean on God instead of yourself. Our authors show God's unconditional love and what happens when you put your faith in Him. This was a well written story with a lot of emotion. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story that is funny and romantic.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Inside Threat-A Riley Covington Thriller By Jason Elam and Steve Yohn

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

Book Description:
After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator.
But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages hostage, including Khadi. This new generation of The Cause is made up of homegrown terrorists—an inside threat to the security of the nation. They release most of the hostages, but Khadi and several others are kept behind as significant bargaining chips.
The Cause pledges to behead one member of Congress each day throughout the month of Ramadan as a punishment for their own country’s rejection of Islam. Despite the protests of Counter-Terrorism Division director Scott Ross, Riley races to CTD armed with a plan and a fierce determination to rescue Khadi at all costs.

Inside Threat is the fourth book in the Riley Covington Thriller Series. When Tyndale Publishing offered this book for review I signed up for it, it sounded like an awesome book. As I looked online to find out about the books, I found that this was #4 in the series. I decided to purchase books 1-3. I became addicted in book 1!! This series is awesome, each book got better.

Inside Threat paints the tale of homegrown terrorist. Extreme Islamic born and raised here in the United States with no ties to overseas terrorist groups. These terrorists are all over the United States and have organized to have killings going on all over the US to draw attention away to the BIG act. Riley Covington has entered into the PFL again after two years off and is still playing for the Washington Warriors even though his heart is still with the Colorado Mustangs. Scott Ross and the rest of the counterterrorism department minus Khadi are working on these random killings being done by Americans. Khadi is now working security for a Senator and is not happy but felt she needed to distance herself from Riley. The sudden death of an US Chaplin, orchestrated by this terrorism group, puts all their plans in motion. The terrorists take over the National Cathedral in Washington DC and take hostage all the Congressmen and Senators and one Khadi. Riley goes into mode when he knows Khadi is in danger. Scott Ross, Riley's best friend and director of Counterterrorism, does not want Riley anywhere near this incident. Riley shows up with his own plan, which is dangerous.

Inside Threat by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn is a fantastic story. I could not put this book or the other 3 down. It is fast paced, action packed, funny, and emotional. The story line really gets you thinking about terrorism and the types of things that could happen. This book is well researched and is obvious the authors educated themselves about many things including Government, terrorism, and of course football. Throughout this book we see Riley's Faith in God, his belief of the bible, and his giving spirit to anyone in trouble. This book shows the beliefs of Christians, Muslims, and the Extremes of Islam. I highly, highly recommend this book, and this series to anyone who reads Christian Fiction. I fell in love with these books and hope to read more by these 2 authors.

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The Egyptian Princess: A Story of Hagar By KD Homberg

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