Monday, September 9, 2013

Fired Up -- Trouble in Texas Book 2 -- Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy’s second book in the Trouble in Texas series is out and it is just as wonderful as the first one. Another one of the Civil War buddies that lived through the Andersonville Prison of War experience together is the focus of this book. Dare Riker is the town doctor, although he doesn’t feel that he actually has the credentials to be a real doctor. He is more than a little smitten by Glynna Greer who is more than a little man shy since her first two husbands were duds. She has opened a diner and the problem is she is a horrible cook. To top it all off, someone keeps trying to kill Dare. What a train ride! I love Mary C’s books. She is so funny. I am always excited to see the latest book by her on the shelf.

I can’t recommend this or all Mary C’s books enough. If you don’t have time to read anything else this year, pick up one of her books. You will not be disappointed.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for review. If they hadn’t offered it I would have bought it anyway because I can’t pass up anything by this author. I did not receive any compensation for completing the review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stranded by Dani Pettrey

Another great suspense/romance by this author! She has the right combination of mystery/love story/redemption in Christ to make a novel that you can't put down.

Darcy St. James is back in Alaska to help her old partner solve a crime on a cruise ship. She renews her acquaintance with Gage McKenna who is also working for the cruise line on contract. Just when Darcy arrives, her friend Abby disappears before she can explain to Darcy what she was investigating. Darcy has to figure it out all by herself (with help from Gage and his family, of course).

This is a marvelous series of books and I can't wait for more installments. I like how the author seamlessly includes each characters faith (or lack of it) in Christ into the story without being preachy or it feeling like extra baggage. It is just part of who they are and I really enjoy this aspect of the story. Can't wait to hear more from this author!

I received this book from Bethany House to review. I did not receive any compensation and all opinions are my own.