Tuesday, March 28, 2017
This book is about a murder and a bombing of an Oil & Gas company property. FBI Special Agent Tori Templeton and her partner team up with Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers to solve the case. Tori’s partner is ill and on his last case before retirement so Tori and Cole find themselves working together much of the time. In addition, they are both family friends of the victim and the victim’s family.
This story has a lot of twist and turns and a lot of suspense. It keeps you wondering throughout. This is not a book you are going to want to start if you don’t have time to read straight through with minor stops for everyday life routine. There is a lot of dramatic action and unusual turns of event. Throughout, Tori is searching for a faith in God that she can’t seem to find since her brother died of cancer. Cole has a strong faith in God and finds himself falling for Tori. The subtle way this subplot is woven through the story is uplifting without being preachy. The main thrust of the book is the mystery involved. I have enjoyed every book by Dian Mills that I have read and this one seems even more suspenseful than previous ones. I love how authors grow as they go and their stories get more and more intense the more books they write.
Tyndale sent me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This book is classic Mary Connealy. It has it all – drama, twists and turns and a little comedy. I read the last book in the series and found the characters a little too naïve at times but they seem to have grown up a little for this book and, while still funny, are not unrealistically goofy. I love Mary’s books and haven’t missed any. I can confidently say, she gets better with each one. I can barely wait for Book 3.
As the tale of the attack on the Boden homestead continues, Justin, the younger son, becomes the hero and Angie Dupree, who we met in the first book, becomes the heroine. Everyone’s life is still in danger and the fate of the ranch is still in peril at both the beginning and end of this book, but a lot of mysteries were solved and bad guys unmasked in this story. Mary’s books are always full of sassy, independent heroines and slightly befuddled, manly heroes and this book is no different. If you don’t have so much fun reading this that you fail to put it down for mundane household duties, I will be very surprised.
Bethany House gave me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Truthfully, this book would have found its way to my bookshelf in any event because I have a full set of Connealy novels on my shelf.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I've seen Joel Rosenberg on news programs on TV and have a great respect for his opinion so I recognized his name right away when I saw this book. I thought to myself, this guy knows what he's talking about but can he write an interesting novel. The answer is YES -- not only can he write an interesting novel, he can write a blockbusting novel! The minute I started reading I was hooked and couldn't put it down. Situations right out of the news headlines jumped out and the characters in the story made it all interesting and making perfect sense. This novel should be read by anyone who cares about the world stage and our very future. Yes, it's a Christian novel, but the way that is woven into it makes it an integral part of the story and does not detract from the timeliness of the story.
The story involves ISIS attacks on the United States and the involvement of J. B. Collins, a reporter for the New York Times and his family as they are pursued by ISIS leaders. The story goes all over the world including most of the countries in the Middle East. It's an insider's look into the intelligence operations of major governments and the intrigue that is a large part of those operations. I challenge you to pick this book up. I'm guessing you won't be able to put it down either.
Tyndale House gave me a copy of this book for the purpose of writing a review. Thanks Tyndale! Because of this choice I now have a new favorite author to watch for when new books are introduced (and I need to find all his older books too so I can catch up).