First of all, I want to applaud Tyndall House Publishers for this series. It's unique and exciting to have a variety of authors providing bits and pieFirst of all, I want to applaud Tyndall House Publishers for this series. It's unique and exciting to have a variety of authors providing bits and pieces to Thomas Constant's story!
Haytham "Hawk" Wilson is a bitter man. He is the sole survivor of an attack that took place many years ago and his time on earth is ending. Thomas Constant pays him a visit and gives him the option of living seven more hours, going back in time and reliving seven hours, or accepting reality and dying now. Hawk jumps at the opportunity to go back to that fateful day and change the outcome. How can he convey what needs to be done without sounding like a crazy man? Is it really his place to change the outcome? He knows the boy has to die to save his team and he is ready for that challenge...until he arrives there and lets his emotions get involved. What would you do with 7 hours?
I love how Ronie Kendig stuck with her traditional writing form to include military "heroes" in this story. She has a vast knowledge of military lifestyles and does an excellent job to portray thoughts and feelings that Hawk is experiencing during his 7 hours.
I highly recommend this quick, yet riveting read by an amazing author! ...more
This book was intense from the start! The best thing about this book (for me, anyway) was that I was teaching on GMOs while reading this book! I was aThis book was intense from the start! The best thing about this book (for me, anyway) was that I was teaching on GMOs while reading this book! I was able to recommend this book to a group of teenagers. I'm always grateful to be able to do that. :)
The President takes an Oath to protect the citizens of the country for which he/she is in charge of for the period of time that they have been elected. What happens when you don't know what's going on in your country? What is someone tries to tell you and you choose to ignore them (even when it's your own spouse?) Could you live with yourself if you were President and you were inadvertently signing off on policies that could damage your people?
Lou has had some issues in his life but he has been able to control them with the help of his sponsor. Now, he wants to help others. When one of his mentees goes on a rampage and kills seven people in his office, Lou is feeling a bit responsible for finding out what's going on. He just doesn't see the end result coming. Who would have thought that a combination of chemicals and corn would cause someone to go beserk? Even more so, the strange events at the cafe have Lou wondering what's going on. Once Lou meets the local misfit and sees his bug collection, things begin to fall into place.
I highly recommend this book. I have always enjoyed reading Michael Palmer's works and this one tops them all. As a reader, you may want to know that there is strong language and murder scene descriptions in this book. Palmer has a way of wrapping around the reader's brain early on and engrossing them in tales of medical and scientific wonder. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Palmer's work. I have a few older books of his to catch up on! :)
Many thanks to Michael Palmer for providing the book for review! ...more
In Julie Cave's newest novel, Dinah Harris is at it again. She has a church bomber on her hands and when Ferguson calls to ask her to help out, she'sIn Julie Cave's newest novel, Dinah Harris is at it again. She has a church bomber on her hands and when Ferguson calls to ask her to help out, she's more than ready to work with her former partner again.
Isabelle and Michael have just lost their dad, but they aren't really grieving. After all, he beat them and their mother so many times growing up, he deserves to die. Why can't people at church see that he wasn't the saint that everyone makes him out to be? Isabelle is also dealing with a husband who's become very elusive. He's never home for dinner anymore yet when she's not there to make him dinner, her life crumbles. What's with the double standard Scott?
This book does deal heavily with Dinah working to get her life back on the right track, which includes loving and serving her Lord and Savior. She's not opposed to sharing her faith with others either. Can Dinah save another church from being bombed? Will she come through in the end or will this be her last job?
I have come to really love Julie Cave's work and I look forward to more in this series. Somehow I had overlooked The Shadowed Mind so as soon as I finished reading Pieces of Light, I immediately purchased Th Shadowed Mind to read! It's equally as great as this one!
Be prepared to finish this one in a couple of settings. It's fast paced, hair raising adventure will keep you turning the pages!!
Many thanks to Jennifer White of New Leaf Publishing for providing a review copy. Also my thanks to Julie Cave for the tweets! ...more
This highly suspenseful book covers a story of a young girl who has just been given her life back and her mother. Andie and Jenna have faced so much aThis highly suspenseful book covers a story of a young girl who has just been given her life back and her mother. Andie and Jenna have faced so much adversity, from Andie's diagnosis to the loss of Andie's father/Jenna's husband. This plane ride home is a celebration. That is, until their trusted friend Hank slugs a last minute passenger and the plane goes down. For days, the girls, along with the unknown passenger Cole, try to reach safety. Cole finally breaks down and tells Jenna that someone is trying to kill her and Andie.
Andie in her sweet way tries to reach Cole with her message of Christ. Cole is a hard one to crack though. Something or someone is preventing him from loving God. Rather, he blames Him.
A pivotal turn comes about when Andie recognizes Cole's tattoo...it's just like her dad's. Did he know him? If so, how? Only when they are able to radio for help does the whole truth come out. Will the girls ever be safe again?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially reading about the terrain in Alaska. I was fortunate enough to visit Anchorage and the surrounding areas about 15 years ago. It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen before! I wasn't not aware that there are so many different names for the mountains. Learning (very) little about the Athabaskan culture was also interesting to me. The suspense built into the story seemed to compound with every page turn. You don't know who is good and who is bad because the details keep on coming out each character!
Some readers may be turned off by the amount of "God talk" in this book as Andie does spend a lot of time trying to convince various characters to find God. While I do not agree (nor does the Bible) that salvation comes from praying God into your heart as a sole action (there are 5 steps to salvation...hearing, believing, repenting, confessing, and baptism), I would still recommend this book for it's clean fictional value. ...more
This is the most inspiring book I've read this year! CJ Darlington is a master at the craft of writing! At the age of 15, she wrote her first book ThiThis is the most inspiring book I've read this year! CJ Darlington is a master at the craft of writing! At the age of 15, she wrote her first book Thicker than Blood. Jerry B. Jenkins noticed her talent too, especially after winning his First Novel contest!
Roxi has had a rough life. At the age of eight, the fast lane became too slow for Roxi's mom and she was sent to a foster home after an unfortunate accident left Roxi scarred for life. Bouncing from home to home, no one ever wanted Roxi long. After doing some time in Juvie, Roxi's mom's cousin Irene was located and agreed to take Roxi in. Irene, Diego (her son) and Roxi took some pretty exciting adventures around the country in their RV. They went to places Roxi had never dreamed of seeing in person! Irene was also using these kids though to help support their travels. They would seek out old, antiquated, first edition books and lift them from the hands of the bookstore owners. It wasn't until they happened upon The Book Barn that Roxi started to REALLY feel shame and guilt over her "profession". One fateful night changed it all.
Abby is still reeling over her divorce and the fact that Michael doesn't let her see Kat as much as she'd like. She's so upset about it all that she twists the mayor's wife's hands a little too much during her arrest and finds herself with a two week suspension from the police force. Now what will she do with her time?
Hunter and Christy have their whole lives ahead of them. Everything is going well with the business and their wedding plans are coming together nicely. Love is all they need to survive and they have plenty of it. The only dream being squelched right now is that Hunter's dad will hear nothing of expanding and adding in a coffee shop!
Jan and Keith are drowning themselves into their work after their son, Trae, was killed. Can they ever open their hearts again and find a way to move on? Their ranch is their life but at what cost to them?
This book weaves together the lives of all these people through a series of twists and suspenseful turns. It is a hard book to put down for any length of time! This book demonstrates unconditional love in times when it's not deserved or even possibly wanted. Forgiveness is also demonstrated in ways beyond imagine and the character of Gordon, even though small, is not insignificant in this story.
Will Roxi find peace or forever be....Bound By Guilt?
Thanks to CJ Darlington and Tyndale House Publishers for providing this review copy to read. To learn more about our author and to read other opinions, check out the post from Tuesday.
This is the second book in the Dinah Harris mystery series. Dinah is still recovering from her recent firing from the FBI and has decided to contractThis is the second book in the Dinah Harris mystery series. Dinah is still recovering from her recent firing from the FBI and has decided to contract out her services. She received a call and off she goes. The first body is a young girl found in an alley with no obvious trauma except a snapped neck. The only clue the killer left is a sympathy card with a cryptic message. Can Dinah solve this one before anyone else loses their life?
This book focuses on eugenics and euthanasia. The killer is bound and determined to "cleanse" the location where he resides. There is heavy dialogue concerning Christianity and the reasons that euthanasia and eugenics do not fit into the Christian religion. I learned many of the historical aspects of these topics while reading this book (even though it's a work of fiction, the history is correct).
I thought I had the killer figured out fairly early on only to find out I was way off! I love when I can't figure it out before the author reveals the culprit! This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I do recommend this book to all who love a good mystery and can appreciate dialogues in Christian living! ...more
Imagine being without your ID, finding yourself in a dire situation in need of emergency surgery, and no one knows who you are. That's where Dr. AnnaImagine being without your ID, finding yourself in a dire situation in need of emergency surgery, and no one knows who you are. That's where Dr. Anna McIntyre finds herself, well with her patient anyway. When adverse reactions occur to the treatment given during surgery, Anna finds herself in a huge legal mess.
The DEA, Denver Police, and a family are on her tail...and she can't figure out what she's done so wrong to cause this problem! She only followed protocol!
Then Nick enters the scene...a handsome pathologist who wants to help Anna. Just exactly HOW does he want to help her though? How can she tell who's sincere and who's out to get her? Is her lawyer even a "good guy"? Afterall, she was told he was a liar and a cheat!
Whatever is Anna to do? Did she prescribe the end to her career and possibly her life as well? Whatever you do, don't commit a medical error and NOT read this book!
This is the second book in the Prescription for Trouble series. I have loved reading the first two books so far and eagerly await April 2011 for the next installment!
First of all, this is the first book I've been able to finish since school started. It took me almost 2 months of 20 minute "Magical Mondays" to complFirst of all, this is the first book I've been able to finish since school started. It took me almost 2 months of 20 minute "Magical Mondays" to complete! Second of all, this is my first read by Bodie Thoene. That being said...
I was instantly attracted to this book based on the cover and the premise. I love reading books about the Holocaust (I really don't know why, it's such a sad point in history) and this cover instantly drew me in. The flag, the burning, the couple, told me that I might enjoy this book. I feel that the fact that it took me so long to read, I my have missed some points, as I struggled a bit with the ending.
Lorelei (love the name!) is a young girl from a missionary family who struggles to find her way in life after losing her mother and then choosing to marry Varrick to save him from being sent to the concentration camp. Her life is full of struggle from the beginning and just never seems to end. Varrick is sent away to fight in the war and Lorelei, her dad, her sister Jessica, and her nieces begin a journey to leave their homeland. More lives are lost along the way and soon Lorelei finds herself all alone. She is proficient in several languages so her skills come in handy in churches and other refugee places for those who are misplaced due to the war.
As far as characters go, Judah is a favorite of mine, as are the other Tin Man army. Their stories are inspiring to me. I was also intrigued by Helga, but found her character's choices to be very frustrating. Eben was another intriguing character although I do not like how things ended up with him. I felt that his character took a poorly scripted turn that was set up to be spiritual and I do not believe it was in the least bit. It was too much of a stretch for me personally. I have read other reviews where readers felt entirely different so please read this book and decide for yourself.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and will read other titles by the Thoenes. I have read many great reviews on other books they have written and they tend to focus on a time period in history that I enjoy reading.
I was provided this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review, of which you have received without any coercion. ...more
Wow! When you pick up this book to read (because everyone should!) you'd better settle in because you won't be able to put it down! Ronie Kendig has aWow! When you pick up this book to read (because everyone should!) you'd better settle in because you won't be able to put it down! Ronie Kendig has a way of grabbing her readers from the prologue and holding them prisoner until the last word is spoken!
I am surprised I let this one sit as long as I did, but then again, I am a student now and don't have much time for pleasure reading. Nothing like a beautiful Saturday and the flu to give you time to read!
I'm a bit of a sucker for a man in a cowboy hat and Colton (aka Cowboy) is the star of this sequel (check out Nightshade for the first book in the series). Colton, in the midst of having some horrible flashback from his days in Fallujah, is being called up to help disarm an Israeli nuclear crisis. He just thought he was out of the military!
Nightshade's men are supposed to be ones that can keep their heads in the game. After all, that's one of the reasons they were chosen. Enter Piper Blum...beautiful, smart, and has a magnet attracting Colton so fast his world is spinning. Can he keep it all together in midst of the drama?
I would say more about this book but it would give too much away! Ronie Kendig is one of my top 3 favorite writers and she has the number one suspense spot! Don't miss out on this great read full of suspense, adventure, and of course, love.
Thanks to the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Barbour Books for providing a copy for review....more
It's her debut novel, however Ronie Kendig does not disappoint! This was not the first novel by Ronie that I read (I have read Nightshade and DigitaliIt's her debut novel, however Ronie Kendig does not disappoint! This was not the first novel by Ronie that I read (I have read Nightshade and Digitalis by her previously). I loved this book as much as her others.
Shiloh is a girl surrounded by disappoint...in her father. Afterall, he watched her mother die and is quite possibly the cause of her death. Shiloh spends her time with her best friend, Khalid, and they love deep sea diving. It's not until they are on an archeological diving dig that she realizes how much she needs him. Trouble shows up and Shiloh finds herself fighting for her life as well as Khalid's.
Reese is a CIA operative who has his sites on Shiloh. She's his main objective...and he has to keep her safe. Reese finds out what a tough person Shiloh is when she lands a punch across his jaw. He thought he was prepared for anything!
What trouble is brewing in India that can destroy the world? You have to read to find that one out!
I am a huge fan of Ronie Kendig after reading two books in the Discarded Heroes series. I just recently learned those were not her first books. With that news, I had to search out this other book. There is no greater satisfaction then finding it to be available as an instant download on my Kindle! I literally could have read this book in about five hours, had I had the time to sit and devote to it. It was killing me to have to put this book down when life required me to! I love Ronie's writing style and the suspense that she writes within the books. Sometimes you never know what direction her stories will take!
I have had the opportunity to tweet with Ronie over time and have grown to love and respect her even more! She's worth checking into and picking up a great read! ...more