When I'm studying my genealogy, it is the Revolutionary War that I find the most interesting and intriguingly this seems to be a lesser time period toWhen I'm studying my genealogy, it is the Revolutionary War that I find the most interesting and intriguingly this seems to be a lesser time period to find many Christian Historical Fiction novels in, so there was extra interest for me here. In my opinion, Melanie Dobson is an amazing storyteller. To mix her storytelling talents with the best current various author themed series and I'm one happy camper. Much like the Love Finds You series, the American Tapestry books standalone but instead of location, it's focus is on a time period in history. My first experience was with Janice Thompson's Queen of the Waves and that was excellent as well!
Often I find that I have to remind myself when I pick up a book from Melanie Dickerson that just because I believe I will read a little before bed, it won't end that way. Her writing grips me and forces me to abandon all sleep and immerse myself into her story and her characters.
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This is my third adventure with Marc Royce and they are wild rides. Full of suspense, and action, but also down time with lots of scheming of good guyThis is my third adventure with Marc Royce and they are wild rides. Full of suspense, and action, but also down time with lots of scheming of good guys and bad guys and even enough romance to cause some grins. There is also plenty of faith in the characters where the reader even might be influenced in a spiritual light. I still haven’t read any of Davis Bunn’s historical novels (*gasp* I know!) but in the action adventure contemporary scene I’m definitely a fan. Love the Storm Sorrell novels, truly like the Marc Royce novels. While Strait of Hormuz is a third in the series, it can hold it’s own. The other two novels will definitely give more background for Marc and Kitra’s affections, but it can be read alone. (And if you see the note below, you can actually snag a free eBook copy of Lion of Babylon for a limited time!)
After thoroughly enjoying the Gold of Kings and The Black Madonna from Davis Bunn I have been looking forward to more adventures. I haven’t quite found another author that I enjoy the intrigue mixture with faith sharing and connecting as I find in his stories. They are political and current and make me want to read even more.
Lion of Babylon was one that I was suppose to get to review a while back, but it didn’t arrive and then when I finally got a copy it wasn’t in the schedule or cards to read. Yet then when another story was coming up for tour in Rare Earth that is kinda a sequel I jumped right into read. I’m glad I did. I swallowed both of those stories pretty quickly, so I was really eager when I heard that Strait of Hormuz was coming to continue the adventures with Marc Royce.
Lion of Babylon is an experience. It is fairly reminiscent to me of reading the Brock & Bodie Thoene Jerusalem series that I had from the library way back when I first started reading Christian Fiction with a passion. There is so much history and action combined together with politicals and emotions that it is hard to keep up, but entire worth hanging on for the ride.
I cannot help it from Sydney Bristow to Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne, I’ve always been a pretty big espionage story fan. Marc Royce definitely fills that place in my heart in the novel world and Davis Bunn does it in a wonderfully creative way.
As I’ve said before with Rare Earth my opinion still holds… Political, heart wrenching and obviously well researched I could not turn the pages fast enough and now that I’m through I’m sad, because I want more from Davis Bunn. I guess that it one of the downfalls to reading books as soon as they are published, because then you have to wait until the author writes more. This one has a touch of romance and a continuance of friendship. There are good people and there are bad people. It’s eye opening when you just want to shut them up tight. Bits that I wouldn’t have expected and others that I hoped for. This story brings in many different nations and joins them in a goal.
This time we’re headed to France and Switzerland for an amazing adventure, both in action and in heart.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
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I have been looking forward to reading something from Ruth Axtell, aka Ruth Axtell Morren for a while ever since I kept seeing such beautiful covers oI have been looking forward to reading something from Ruth Axtell, aka Ruth Axtell Morren for a while ever since I kept seeing such beautiful covers on mass market imprints. I'm delighted that she is now writing for publishers like Howard and Revell Books. Revell has another great read in this author and I hope for more to come. I did not know what to expect with this story except romance and that was definitely there as well as some fun suspense all set in the background of an English regency. Trying to figure out characters' motives and sides in the war between France and Napoleon was an interest keeper and I enjoyed coming back to this novel every time I had to put it down for life events. I truly enjoyed the characters and while I'm not ecstatic about the novel, without a doubt I will be willing to go back for future novels as well as backlist from Ruth. She knows how to tell a story. While it's a century earlier, this one would also appeal to Downton Abbey-esque fans with an Upstairs/Downstairs dynamic and feeling as well.
*Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy for review.*
What an adventure! I agree with Jerry that this is an amazing book cover, it says so much. "The Last Operative" is a novel that keeps you going from pWhat an adventure! I agree with Jerry that this is an amazing book cover, it says so much. "The Last Operative" is a novel that keeps you going from page to page and chapter to chapter. It is one of those long lasting adventures where when you think something big and full of adrenaline just happened and that you and recuperate, something even bigger happens. To me at first the book ends abruptly, but in retrospect looking at it, it fits right in. Because if you blink, something else is going to happen!
Knowing that "The Last Operative" is a retelling of Jerry's first standalone novel is hard to fully grasp, because this book is so literal and set with today's political avenues, but then I guess history does repeat itself.
Jordan Kirkwood is a great character, if you know me at you, you probably know that I have a very fond love of the television show and books "Alias" and many other things espionage. Jordan is an NSA (National Security Agency) CIA-like (Central Intelligence Agency) operative and currently one of a kind. He is in for quite the unexpected adventure even in his line of work and his future and past as well as his faith are all at stake. Jump on in and enjoy the story, but be prepared to put a little time aside to read the whole thing, because you won't want to stop.
*Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing a copy for review.*...more