Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Plain Target (Amish Country Justice #1) by Dana R. Lynn













Title: Plain Target (Amish Country Justice #1)
Author: Dana R. Lynn
Pages: 224
Release Date: April 1, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

     Sanctuary in Amish Country!

     Horse trainer Jess McGrath only wants to clear her disgraced brother’s name, but enemies keep coming out of the woodwork and danger only gets closer. Jess soon learns that no place is safe—and no one can be trusted…except for the last white knight she’s ever expect to ride to her rescue. Paramedic Seth Travis was the boy behind her high school humiliation, but he’s also the man keeping her alive. When they find sanctuary in the Amish community, can they uncover answers in time to stop a killer—and resolve their past in time to build a future together?

My review:

     This is an incredible romantic suspense novel!

     I love both of the main characters. They are extremely well developed. They each have fears and things from their pasts that shaped who they are and color how they see things in the present. These were slowly revealed to us.

     One of my favorite things was seeing what life was like for Jess McGrath with her complete deafness. I had never gotten inside the head and emotions of a person who had to deal with lip reading and sign language to communicate. It was a great twist during the danger.

     I also liked Jess’s faith and how she didn’t force it on Seth. But she also didn’t hide it.

     I am highly recommending this wonderful book and giving it a rating of 5 stars. I’m looking forward to seeing what Dana comes up with next.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions 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.*

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti













Title: A Fragile Hope
Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Pages: 340
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

     Where does a relationship expert turn when his wife leaves him and he can’t explain why?

     Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds that his expertise, quick wit, and clever quips mean nothing for his relationship that is clearly broken.

     Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

My review:

     This is a wonderful deeply emotional story!

     I was captivated by the plot of this novel. Josiah is written with an incredible depth. His confusion, heartache, and feelings of betrayal were palpable.

     I found I had to read this book in short sessions to keep myself from falling into a deep funk. At the same time I NEEDED to find out how the story ended. I wanted things to work out for Josiah and his wife Karin. Not finishing the book was never an option.

     I loved seeing the source of wise words and encouragement that came alongside Josiah. It is always great when we are surprised by the people that step up to help us cope in a crisis.

     I look forward to reading more books by this author. This one is getting a 5 star rating from me. I am highly recommending it.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions 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.*