Hope Harbor ~ by Irene Hannon

Hope HarborHope Harbor is the first installment of Irene Hannon’s new series, and it is different to her normal suspense story. For all that, I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

Michael Hunter has come to Hope Harbor hoping for a rest and some answers to some major life questions, including resentment against God. He finds his answers through some surprising people, including the lovely Tracy Campbell who has her own issues.

Both main characters have to move past secret pain in their past lives and allow themselves to love once more. In addition to being an enjoyable romance story, Hope Harbor also reminds us, the readers, that God is ultimately in control of every situation.

Irene has woven into the story-mix several unusual characters who play leading roles and make for a fun but thought-provoking read. Five stars for a great read.

I received this book from Revell Reads in exchange for an honest review. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. You can purchase the book here.

In All Things – A Compilation of Devotions by Authors of Africa

This entry is part 5 of the series In All Things

In All Things

Lockdown!

As the very strict lockdown imposed on South Africa was prolonged, I decided to suggest a 13-book project for some of the writers on my Christian Writers of Southern Africa Facebook group.

On the 10th July, eleven authors stepped to one side to work on what was to become an extremely fun, and at times very challenging, project. Over a period of 16 weeks, we tackled and produced a 13-book boxed set of daily devotions, all with a covering theme of Africa. 

See more on the details of this exciting set by clicking here.  read more

Journey of the Heart Book Review

Journey of the Heart by DiAnn Mills

Journey of the Heart is a Christian historical fiction story set in the year 1857. DiAnn Mills has done her thorough research into the traditions of the Comanche Indians of that period of time, which makes for interesting reading.

White woman Katie Colter promises her dying father that she will leave her Comanche home where she has grown up and join her aunt and uncle at the white man’s fort. However, when she leaves the Indian family whom she loves, she also leaves Lone Eagle, the warrior she has pledged to marry.

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Kaleidoscope

What is a kaleidoscope?

Patsy Clairmont describes a kaleidoscope as “a simple tube of mirrors filled with pebbles or beads”. As we hold it up to the light and peer through the pinhole at the end, we see amazing colours and designs we didn’t know existed.

Patsy likens the book of Proverbs to a spiritual kaleidoscope. As we peer at the seemingly random statements that make up this book, Patsy helps us see “God’s wit and wisdom in a whole new light.” read more

Melborne Memories ~ by Marion Ueckermann (A Heart of Australia book)

Melborne Memories: Escaping his dangerous past, former British rock star Justin “The Phoenix” Taylor flees as far away from home as possible to Australia.

A marked man with nothing left but his guitar and his talent, Justin is desperate to start over yet still live off the grid. Loneliness and the need to feel a connection to the London pastor who’d saved his life draws Justin to Ella’s Barista Art Coffee Shop—the famous and trendy Melbourne establishment belonging to Pastor Jim Anderson’s niece. read more

Miriam Part I ~ Devoted sister

This entry is part 2 of the series Out the Shadow

Miriam – the Devoted Sister

Most of us know about Miriam, the little girl who watched over her three-month-old brother as he sails in a basket boat on the crocodile-infested River Nile.

We’ve probably also heard the story of the Hebrew boy who grew up in an Egyptian palace. But during that time, what was happening to his sister, Miriam? read more

Missing ~ by Lisa Harris

MissingThe Nikki Boyd Files Book #2

Nikki Boyd works for The Missing Persons Special Task Force. Her job description doesn’t normally include homicide cases. Missing starts out with a bang, with Nikki and her partners being called in to work a double homicide as well as search for two missing people, Mac and Lucy Hudson.

The story that follows is a crazy ride including a hostage situation, counterfeit drugs, an increasing number of dead bodies, and a mystery link between her dearest friend, Tyler Grant, and the Hudsons.

Book Two of the series:

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I found it helpful that I had read Book 1, Vendetta. This story would probably stand on its own. However, I was glad to be reading it as a follow on from the previous book. I found this story more involved than Lisa’s other books and truly marvel at the way she came up with this complex plot with various stories interweaving with each other.

Nikki’s missing sister, Sarah, is still missing from Book#1. By the end of Book #2 there are still no clues indicating whether she is dead or alive. I look forward to Book #3. I do hope before the end of the series we have a resolution to Sarah. And dare I hope for a happy ending? It seems unlikely, given the length of time she has been missing.

Lisa Harris(2)Lisa Harris is a talented author who writes believable and fast-paced suspense novels. If you enjoy a tense and gripping story with an assortment of characters, you will enjoy this novel.

Lisa is a Christy Award finalist for Blood RansomChristy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 and 2015 from Romantic Times.

She has over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over ten years living as missionaries in Africa She homeschools, leads a women’s group, and runs a non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry.

Missing is available for pre-order here, and will be released on 5th July, 2016 at the same site.

Thank you to Revell and NetGalley who supplied me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Dangerous Passage

Reviews of other Lisa Harris books on this site:

Vendetta – #1 of the Nikki Boyd Series & Best Inspirational Novel for 2015.
Blood Ransom  – Christy Award Finalist.
Dangerous Passage – Christy Award Winner.
Stolen Identity
Deadly Safari
Hidden Agenda

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