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A Thriller For the Holidays ~The House On Foster Hill!

The House On Foster HillThe House on Foster Hill is one of those books you start—intending a nice lazy read over the holidays. But once you begin?

You can’t put it down!

I was riveted to this story from page one all the way to the end.

(And what a surprise that was!)

Wow, what a mystery!

The House On Foster HillWhere shall I start?

This read is perfect for the holidays, yes, but…

Can I also add historical drama meets contemporary headlines?

Grandma was a super sleuth?

Yeah, I’m laughing, but I assure you—it’s out of sheer delight!

Jaime Jo Wright has used contemporary heartbreaking issues, and hidden them inside her story, like a precious gem for the reader to try and ferret out.

Put on your thinking hats ’cause this one will definitely keep you guessing!

This skillful writer has artfully taken, two mystery stories, and seamlessly woven them together into one-heck-of-a-thriller-ride for her readers.

Todays headlines and yesterday’s heartaches meet up.

Oh yeah, and she’s done it by taking two strong  women from opposite sides of a century of unanswered questions, and introduced them to one another via their own individual violent crises.

And, of course, the uniting catalyst is that spooky dilapidated old mansion up on Foster Hill.

The House On Foster Hill

Want a great read for your holidays time-out?

This is it! I could hardly believe this is a debut novel. It takes off like a rocket and leaves you wondering at every twist and turn, “What next?”

Thriller for the Holidays!

Bethany House Publishers has discovered a real treasure in this gal and I can hardly wait for her next book!

The House On Foster Hill is available now on christianbook.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, or any of your other fine book retailers.

I gave this book five stars on Goodreads, and in case you didn’t know, Jaime Jo’s next book, The Reckoning At Gossamer Pond is available on preorder right now on Amazon.

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

A Dangerous Legacy: Empire State One, by Elizabeth Camden

A Dangerous LegacyA Dangerous Legacy is Elizabeth Camden’s first in her new historical romance series, The Empire State.

As historical romance’s go, this one starts out with all the usual suspects.

The poor and struggling heroine Lucy Drake and her brother are up to their ears in the alligators who are their rich and treacherous relatives. A multi-decade lawsuit has Lucy and her brother fighting to regain their half of the family legacy.

Now enter Lord Beckwith the also poor and struggling aristo from Merry Old England with the juicy title and no money. Lord Beckwith is looking for a rich American wife who has the loot, but no title, in hopes that he can persuade her to marry one and thereby save his crumbling estate back home.

Of course when Lucy and the Lord meet the romantic sparks fly and that only complicates things for Lucy has no legacy to offer up.

There are the upstate relatives with the greedy wife, the treacherous uncle and of course the evil and snotty cousin,  who are also in cahoots with an evil doctor who runs the neighborhood  insane asylum and seems to get off on mental and emotional torture.

That’s where the story kind of lost me. The creepy doctor definitely took the story down a dark and murky path.

All this happens with the telegraph and it’s history playing a staring role in the story.

A Dangerous Legacy holds few surprises, with heroes and villains aplenty, but things sort themselves out in the end.

Still, I liked the story, and gave it five stars on Goodreads for it’s smooth style and interesting historical facts.

My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for sending me this complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my review.

A Dangerous Legacy is available on Christian Book Distributors or at your other fine book retailers.


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.


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.