Faith, God, Uncategorized

Thin Ice~Irene Hannon

Thin Ice (Men of Valor #2)


After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail–addressed in her sister’s handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist Irene Hannon warms readers’ hearts as they root for a romance between Lance and Christy, but she pulls out all the stops as this high-stakes thriller chills to the bone in a race to the finish.




~My Review~

 Thin Ice~Irene Hannon~
I have never read any novels by Irene Hannon but I’ve always wanted to read her novels because they seemed to look interesting.
I’m glad when I had the chance to review this book. I’m always looking for something different and interesting to read.
When I started reading Thin Ice, I was drawn into this story from the very first page. I didn’t even that this was the second book in the series men of valor and I didn’t feel left out in any way.
I was intrigued by this novel. I can’t wait to read more this author.
I was drawn to her writing because it flew off the pages into the wonderful world of my imagination. I’m always looking for a very good mystery to read so I’m very glad to have found this novel!

*I received a free copy from the publisher to review. All opinions expressed are my own.*

Bible, Encouragement, Encouraging Bible Scriptures, Faith, God, Sunday, Uncategorized

Special Sundays!~Joshua 10:12-14


Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.~Joshua 10:12-14



*These scriptures really encouraged me and I hope they’ll encourage you as well.

It to be whatever Joshua said and I liked the fact that he didn’t have to go beg God to step on the scene in order to save the day. Although I really believe that if he called on God that He would have ordered the sun to stand still but Joshua knowing who he was in Christ said the word and nature had to listen. It gives me courage to step out in faith and speak to the many trials and tribulations in life because as long as I walk with the Lord,  I know that He has my back. God has confidence in me and you!*

-Have a blessed Sunday and wonderful week! 🙂





Faith, Historical, Romance, Uncategorized

Calico Spy~Margaret Brownley~

Calico Spy (Undercover Ladies #3)


Pinkerton operative Katie Madison’s newest case takes her to Calico, Kansas, where two Harvey House restaurant waitresses were murdered in mysterious circumstances. Calico’s sheriff, Branch Whitman, has never met a Pink he liked and is stunned to learn the pretty redhead’s true identity as she works undercover as a Harvey girl. A tornado hits town, and a past deception puts Branch’s eight-year-old-son in danger. Now the Sheriff has no choice but to work with Katie—or chance losing everything he holds dear.


My Review

I have read quite a bit of books by Margaret Brownley. I have been a fan of her writing ever since I read her first book so I always try to keep updated with her upcoming novels.
I was quite excited when I had the opportunity to review, “A Calico Spy”. I love historical westerns and romance included in the mix. I LOVE to read anything that has the Pinkertons involved and also I’ve found reading about the Harvey girls is very interesting to read about as well.

The heroine, was an okay heroine but I would have loved for her character to stand out a little but more for my taste. The hero, Branch, was swoony. 😉 Although I think that the main characters in this book were pretty okay and they weren’t shallow or anything, I just needed a little bit more from them as far as characterization wise.

The plot was interesting and it did a really good of keeping my attention. Like I said, I love anything that has to do with a western historical so I was satisfied as far as on that account.

This was the conclusion of a wonderful series and I think that each book is wonderful to read as a standalone.
It was also good to know that the author got some inspiration for this story from a new heartthrob of mine,Sherlock Holmes.
Overall, I thought that this was a pretty interesting read and a wonderful conclusion to a fantastically superb series. (4 stars)


Book, Christian Fiction, Uncategorized

A Refuge at Highland Hall~Carrie Turansky

A Refuge at Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #3)     ~Synopsis~

In this third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series, you’ll be swept away to England and France in 1915 as the Ramsey family and their staff and friends face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One, yet they also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through. Penny Ramsey helps the family welcome a group of orphaned children to Highland Hall, but she soon discovers caring for them is more difficult than she’d expected. She writes to Alex Goodwin, a daring British pilot, who chases German zeppelins across the sky over the Front Line in France, and longs for the day she will see him again. You’ll be delighted by two pure and heartwarming romances: Penny and Alex, and Lydia Chambers and Marius Ritter, a lady’s maid and a prisoner of war. But most of all I hope you’ll be inspired by the characters’ examples of trusting God through the trials they face.

Fans of “Downton Abbey” will find many of the same elements in this series: A wealthy, aristocratic family living on a large English country estate with romance, conflicts, and family drama; and loyal servants with troubles and heartaches of their own.


       ~My Review~

A Refuge at Highland Hall~Carrie Turansky~

I thought this was an interesting read and I was very intrigued by her first book in this series which prompted  me to keep reading her novels. I think that this author has a very unique way of writing something and I think that is a very big plus in my book when it comes to reading novels.

First of all, while I was reading this novel I realized how lively and real her characters are. Finding lively and interesting characters that grip your imagination are sometimes hard to find while reading a novel. Also the book cover looks awesome!

A Refuge of Highland Hall is loosely based on Downton Abbey and even though I’m not a Downton Abbey fan I still find the setting and story-line very worth reading.

All in all, this novel ended this series pretty nicely with intrigue and adventure included in the mix. I did have a connection with the different characters and I was submerged into the story-line. I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store! I highly recommend Carrie Turansky’s writing.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*