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Dark Deception: Leave The Lights On!

Dark Deception by Nancy MehlDARK DECEPTION had me jumping at shadows & sleeping with the lights on, yikes! Grabbing me at page one, it whisked me off to the murky world of psychotic serial killers and their equally creepy groupies.

We follow our heroine Kate O’Brien to the small-town of Shelter Cove, Arkansas, where she is endeavoring to rebuild her life after four years in the witness protection program. Kate still battles with PTSD and survivor’s guilt long after the brutal attack that stole her identity, and  snuffed out the life of her beloved twin sister.

Now new evidence comes to light and seems to suggest that the man convicted as the brutal B. E. K. murderer wasn’t the killer after all!

Kate’s recovery is suddenly turned upside down as she is subpoenaed to testify in a new trial, but she is afraid to go back into that other life, a world that nearly destroyed her. She will only return if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial will escort her.

Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate’s beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate’s safety is threatened, and people close to Kate start dying, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed.

Leave The Lights On!

If you enjoy a great whodunit then you’ll want to get your own copy. This thriller is one wild ride! The story is constantly twisting and turning, keeps the reader guessing, and all while they keep checking over their shoulder and keeping the lights on.

DARK DECEPTION is now available on Amazon or at your other fine book retailers.  It is Book Two in Nancy Mehl’s Defenders of Justice series.

I want to thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me this complimentary book in exchange for my review.

Women Who Move Mountains: Not The Status Quo!

Women Who Move Mountains kind of blew my doors off. I mean, if you’re looking for the status quo in books on prayer, this is NOT it.

Women Who Move Mountains

Sue Detweiler has written a book with a fresh new approach to an old problem in the church—namely our prayerlessness!

When I read a book on prayer, frankly I am expecting a whole wheelbarrow of “should” and “ought” with a healthy sprinkling of “guilt” thrown in for good measure.

Instead, Women Who Move Mountains takes us on a journey to inner healing and wholeness that comes out into “a wide and spacious place” of new and fresh intimacy with God.

Wow! This is definitely not where I thought this book would lead me. Yet, Mrs. Detweiler seems to believe that it is our unhealed insecurities, wounds, and life-baggage that keep us following God at a distance—and thereby increases our reluctance to pray.

When you think about it this makes total sense to me.

I especially appreciated this book’s down-to-earth, heart-to-heart, “let’s ALL get REAL” approach. She uses simple and honest stories to illustrate clearly why she believes most of us avoid prayer. There are three bonus sections in the back of the book: 21 Days To Spiritual Breakthrough, Guidelines For Taking A Spiritual Retreat, and Guidelines For Fasting.

I think that this is possibly the most “common sense” book on prayer, and learning to pray with power, that I have ever read.

I also liked the fact that Women Who Move Mountains is tailored for group study, but the author’s website also offers a free downloadable journal so the reader can do this book solo if they desire.

SueDetweiler.com

You may get your copy of the book from Amazon or at any other fine book retailer.

I want to thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me this complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my review.