Are cops really the ones robbing local merchants and drug-dealers? Boxer and Conklin are on the case. Little did they know that there was more than m Are cops really the ones robbing local merchants and drug-dealers? Boxer and Conklin are on the case. Little did they know that there was more than meets the eye and are soon in a desperate rush to solve this case. A dead juvenile inmate and a drug kingpin are also thrown into the mix which has everyone on the force scrambling to solve these cases before more death occurs. More action-packed and gorier than ever, "14th Deadly Sin" will have you turning pages so fast you'll get wrapped up in the story and finish it too quickly. (Now if only book #15 would magically appear.)...more
"Can't Buy Me Love" is a great start to the Destination Weddings series. The story was cute and made for a quick read. Bellamy and Reid seem perfect f"Can't Buy Me Love" is a great start to the Destination Weddings series. The story was cute and made for a quick read. Bellamy and Reid seem perfect for each other until Bellamy overspends their budget. Then, they both learn lessons in forgiveness, honesty, and how the past can weigh you down if you do not deal with it.
I must admit, I'm rather jealous of the characters in the story--especially since it seemed as though money were no object. (Wouldn't THAT be a treat!) However, the events in the book were relative to the characters and their stations in life, so I only have myself to blame for my jealousy. :)
Talk about some scary stuff--between Cindy chasing after Mackie Morales to get her exclusive, Yuki and Brady trying to survive the terrorists on theirTalk about some scary stuff--between Cindy chasing after Mackie Morales to get her exclusive, Yuki and Brady trying to survive the terrorists on their cruise, and Lindsay chasing after the belly bomber, I don't think I'm ever going to leave my house again. This installment of the Women's Murder Club is quite eventful and doesn't disappoint....more
I actually liked this book better than #11. I think it's because the stories were more realistic with a side of humanity to them. There were complicatI actually liked this book better than #11. I think it's because the stories were more realistic with a side of humanity to them. There were complications with Lindsay's birth, a "crazy" professor who thinks his dreams are coming true, and a psychopathic killer who is trying to keep the police force on the "hook"even from behind bars. Oh, and did I mention a missing dead body? These intertwining story lines kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. I'm glad I have the next book to read because this one left off on a cliff-hanger....more
Pretty good with the story lines crossing. Liked the quirky writer--you'll have to read it to find out who I'm talking about. Loved the revenge by thePretty good with the story lines crossing. Liked the quirky writer--you'll have to read it to find out who I'm talking about. Loved the revenge by the girls at the end of the book. ;)...more
If you've kept up with my blog and social media posts within the last year or so, you will know that I have a soft spot for the Pinecraft area of Sar If you've kept up with my blog and social media posts within the last year or so, you will know that I have a soft spot for the Pinecraft area of Sarasota. When I learned that book #2 in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft series was coming out, I knew I had to read more about this lovely area and people, even if the characters were fictionalized.
Michael Knoxx is touring the country with his family to discuss how God used a horrible situation in his life (losing a leg from a fall in a ravine) for the good. After having a sister who was brutally murdered, Penny Troyer has since lived a very sheltered life, until she decides she can't stand it any more. Both are living out the Amish proverb "Growing old is easy--the hard part is growing up," by deciding to change their lives in an amazing way with God's help. The actual proposal Michael had for Penny was to embrace each hour/day and to cherish each moment as they move forward in their lives.
I think we can all apply this proposal to our lives. I know that I tend to wish for the work day to end or the weekend to come, so I can go home and relax rather than enjoy the little moments of peace throughout the day. I need to learn to enjoy each of the little moments as they come rather than wishing my life away.
I enjoyed the strong friendship that developed between Michael and Penny from their basic day-to-day interactions. Their raw emotions being shared and honestly painful stories brought both of the characters closer as trust began to form in their bond. I also liked how each character began to notice the little details about one another as they forged their friendship and it began to blossom into a mutual attraction. This gives me hope that I may find someone with whom I can be completely honest with and share my innermost concerns and feelings.
While The Proposal of Siesta Key dealt with some heavy topics, all were treated with dignity and respect and were not over-dramatized. Michael's mission and Penny's new found freedom were the main parts of the story, as was their friendship. All in all it was a light-hearted read that made me want to visit Pinecraft again, just so that I might have the chance to run into a few of the "characters."
If you enjoy Amish romance, or even if you want to explore life in a new order village, this series is for you!
Let me know what you think and Happy Reading!
This book was send to me via the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review of the book....more
I must admit that I have a fairly romanticised view of Missions. As a Christian, I dream about going off to a foreign, possibly exotic, land to bringI must admit that I have a fairly romanticised view of Missions. As a Christian, I dream about going off to a foreign, possibly exotic, land to bring the good news of Christ dying on the cross so that we can be forgiven of our sins. In my fantasy, I see the unsaved people of this faraway land, clamoring to learn more and falling to their knees to accept Christ as their personal savior so that they too can spend eternity learning more about and worshipping Him. Never in my mind do I have the issues of language barriers, cultural customs, and hostility towards the Christian faith. Sadly, this is exactly what Mia faces when she and her family move to Sudan to work on the "mission field."
Ms. Kelley does a phenomenal job of bringing first-hand experiences of the harsh realities a missionary faces in an Islamic-based society to her characters. The fact that this book is based on real-life events makes it even more so. The characters of Mia and Halimah bring the reader face to face with the reality of what life is like harboring an "infidel," and the overwhelming cost of becoming a Christian and leaving the Islamic faith in modern society.
While there were many things I learned about the Muslim culture in Sudan, the main thing that stood out to me is the bravery and character of Halimah as she became a Christian. Facing her family's wrath, relying on the kindness of strangers, hiding in fear of death, and still managing to reach and disciple others in Christianity, are all things she was able to accomplish. It really made me take a step back and realize how "cushy" my American life is and how tepid I am about sharing my faith.
If you've ever wondered what real-life is like as a missionary in an Islamic society, or even how one copes with the severe consequences of becoming a Christian in a Muslim culture, then you definitely want to pick up a copy of this book!
Let me know what you think! Happy Reading!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group book blogger campaign. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ...more