The novel If I run by Terri Blackstock lives up to her usual “scare a minute” reputation.
Casey Cox is on the run from the police. Not because of any crime she’s committed, but because they believe her to be guilty, and they have oodles of proof, including her DNA all over the crime scene. read more
Step by Step is the second book in Candace Calvert’s Crisis Team series.
ER nurse Taylor Cabot is anxious to move on in her life, following the tragic death of her husband three years ago. She has created a “Survival List” and is working through the various items step by step. Her final point is “Fall in love again”, and the story begins as she is about to do just that: fall for a handsome but controlling plastic surgeon. read more
Thirty-three-year-old Abby Hart is a homicide investigator living in Long Beach, California. She joined homicide in an attempt to figure out the murder of her parents when she was just six-years-old. This has long ago been classified as a “cold case” but she is still determined to find the killer. read more
If you are one of those readers who doesn’t read prologues, better think again. No place to Hide explodes into action with the very first sentence of the prologue and never stops.
Heroine Jackie Sellers spots her childhood boyfriend, Ian Lockwood, on national television. He is wanted in connection with a terrorist plot. She cannot believe the Ian she knew so well would have betrayed his country, and sets out to help him clear his name.
The problem is, he is wanted by the FBI as well as those whom he claims have framed him. By getting involved with Ian, Jackie is now also on the wanted list by both groups.
The suspense in this book never ends. As they arrive in a safe place to hide, within a matter of minutes the viewpoint switches to the FBI team or one of the many bad guys, and you know they’re in trouble. Sure enough, within the next few pages, they’re on the run again.
I only realized this book was one of a series after I’d finished reading it, so readers who haven’t read the others in the series need not hesitate to read this. It is a totally stand-alone novel, although I definitely plan to look for the first two in the series. The Christian standpoint is there throughout, although it is not pushed, and I would not hesitate to recommend this book to all those who enjoy a good clean suspense novel with a romance element.
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Thank you to Revell and Netgalley who provided me with a copy of this book for an honest review, and thank you Lynette Eason for some nail-biting moments!
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Lisa Harris owes me two almost-sleepless nights as I raced through the story, Vendetta.
This Christian suspense novel has a touch of romance but the story is packed full of action. The story exploded on the first page and just kept going until the end. Each time I read “just to the end of the chapter,” I found myself going on for “just one more page”.
A Promise to Protect, by Patricia Bradley, is the second book in the Logan Point series; however I haven’t read the first one, Shadows of the Past, (yet!) and at no point found this to be a problem.
Our hero, Sheriff Ben Logan, and our heroine, Dr. Leigh Somerall, both have secrets to hide.
This post is a combination close look into the background of Helsinki Sunrise, a Passport to Romance book, and an interview with author Marion Ueckermann.
Interview with Marion Ueckermann
SC: Hi Marion. Great to have you visiting my blog. I have lots of questions for you so let’s get started.
SC: Where were you born?
MU: Firstly, thanks for hosting me today on your blog, Shirl. I was born in Mufulira, Zambia a handful of decades ago. My paternal grandfather was a pure Scot and this gave me the incredible privilege of holding a British passport—a great money, time and effort saver when travelling.
When Nick and Lainey meet again after 10 years so much has changed. Nick is now a famous celebrity and Lainey is the girl he left behind. As a member of a highly successful band and with an emerging acting career Nick can have any girl he wants. Now he wants Lainey back. read more
Have you lost a loved one recently? Do you wish to reach out to someone close to you who is struggling with grief?
Authors Cecil Murphey and Liz Allison both know what it feels like to lose loved ones. Liz found herself suddenly plunged into widowhood, leaving her with two small children to care for. Cecil faced the deaths of five close family members within eighteen months. The opening words of this book say it all: “No one grieves the way you do. Your grief is private and intimate.”
Others try to come alongside you. Sometimes they help. Sometimes they make things worse. This book contains the words and the simplicity to reach deep inside, to the areas that hurt so badly you feel you’ll never recover. It says to you, “It’s all right to be you, and it’s all right to feel exactly the way you do.”
I bought this book in March 2010 and put it to one side to read—sometime. Then I lost two family members within 10 weeks. I remembered the book, and read it through in an evening. I was so impressed with the thoughts and compassion contained in the pages, I gave it to my newly widowed brother-in-law the next day to read. I only loaned it to him, as I knew he wasn’t a reader and probably wouldn’t read it. He not only read it over and over, he ordered several from an online bookstore so that he could share the message with others.
The delightful packaging of the book, the simple and inspiring stories, and the beautiful illustrations by Michael Sparks combine to make this an ideal gift for anyone who is faced with the inevitable—the loss of a loved one.
This book is available at most Christian Bookstores as well as on Amazon.com.