10.06.2022

Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review and Giveaway



About the Book

Book: Escape from Amsterdam

Author: Lauralee Bliss

Genre: Christian Fiction/ Historical / Romance / Intrigue

Release date: September 1, 2022

A University Student Smuggles Children Out of Amsterdam

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

Helen Smit believed she was called by God to become a teacher. Little does she know that her care for kids will take a drastic turn for survival when the Germans occupy Amsterdam and Jewish children and parents begin to be deported. Now all she can think of is helping all the kids escape before it’s too late.

Erik Misman’s newfound love for Helen is tested when he joins a plot to help move Jewish children to a safe place in the countryside. If danger can foster a closer bond with Helen and save the lives of the little ones, he will do it all. But a German patrol that stumbles upon the farm where they are hiding with three children and a soldier who takes an unexpected interest in Helen, could well destroy their plans for safety and love.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 Review:

A story about the brave men and women who stood against the Germans during the annexation of the Netherlands. 

Helen Smit is a young woman with a heart for children, attending school to become a teacher. I loved how important faith is to her, and how that is one of the things that bring her and Erik together, I admired their passion for helping others, their compassion and courage. The book is well researched, and I thought that the author did a good job bringing to life the realities of the annexation to life, and I thought that it was a unique perspective of the war, that I haven't read much from in the past. 

A compelling tale of faith that does a good job of showing the difficulties faced by the Dutch people during the German annexation, the courage of some citizens in the wake of the German persecutions of the Jews. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About the Author


Lauralee Bliss
 is a published author of many romance novels and novellas, both historical and contemporary. Lauralee’s prayer is that readers will come away with both an entertaining story and a lesson that speaks to the heart and soul. When not writing, Lauralee can often be found on the trails where the author has logged over 10,000 miles of hiking. She makes her home in the Blue Ridge mountains with her family. Visit Lauraleebliss.com for more information about the author and her adventures.

 

More from Lauralee Bliss

Oh, the simple beauty of the Netherlands. Windmills. Tulips. Dutch wooden clogs. Beautiful Delftware and delicious speculaas cookies. Quaint villages nestled beside the waters. And here I am, an American that was able to visit this beautiful country on the heels of my husband winning a contest through his work. We had planned to immerse ourselves in Dutch culture, see the sites, and yes, visit places like the Secret Annex of Anne Frank and the town where Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place existed. Little did I realize though that this unique trip would become a journey into the heart of a hurting country in World War II. During our time there, we visited the Jewish Quarter in the center of Amsterdam and learned the details of Nazi occupation for many years that eventually caused two-thirds of the Dutch Jewish population to be exterminated. Walking in the place where a theater once stood and Jewish people gathered there to be deported was indescribable. Seeing the Jewish stars embedded in the pavement and noting the name of a man or woman killed at Auschwitz, was heart-wrenching. But through these horrendous details came the strength of courage and heroism. Across the street from the theater, Jewish children were rescued because of the efforts of those who gave everything to see them go into hiding. Thus the book, “Escape from Amsterdam” was born. It honors those that aided and hid Jewish children from the Nazis to avoid deportation. I am grateful for the opportunity to write this story of two common Dutch people, a college student and a grocery store clerk, called to a dangerous mission to save the innocent when the odds were the greatest. It is a timely book that magnifies the strength of courage in adversity and allows us to become better people because of it. I hope you enjoy this journey and as you do, remember those who came before us and allow their acts of courage to encourage you to persevere, no matter what.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 29

The Write Escape, September 29

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, September 30

Inklings and notions, September 30

deb’s Book Review, October 1

Holly’s Book Corner, October 1

Texas Book-aholic, October 2

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 3

Mary Hake, October 3

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 4

Through the Fire Blogs, October 4

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 5

Cover Lover Book Review, October 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 6

Labor Not in Vain, October 6

Connie’s History Classroom, October 7

Betti Mace, October 7

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 8

Remembrancy, October 8

For Him and My Family, October 9

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, October 9

lakesidelivingsite, October 10

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 10

Splashes of Joy, October 11

Lights in a Dark World, October 11

Blossoms and Blessings, October 12


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Lauralee is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon e-gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2224b/escape-from-amsterdam-celebration-tour-giveaway

10.05.2022

Harvest Moon by Denise Hunter // Review

My Review:

When tragedy strikes divorced couple Gavin and Laurel find themselves guardians of a darling little girl, can they become the family that Emma needs?

A romantic story of love, loss, and second chances. Gavin and Laurel drop everything to be there for the daughter of their deceased friends, the story is told in the present as well as the past as we see the things that brought Laurel and Gavin together and eventually apart. I loved that we finally get to see things through Gavin's perspective after the previous books focused on his siblings. It was fun revisiting the Robinsons, and Emma is just so darn cute. 

I liked how the author used a dual timeline to tell their story, and we see how they grew in their time apart as well. I loved Gavin and Laurel's devotion to little Emma, and how they make her a priority from the start. 

Overall, a heartwarming romance with strong themes of forgiveness, with a unique twist on second chance romance. A must read for those who read the previous books, but could also stand on its own. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

10.04.2022

Nothing Is Impossible // Movie Review and Pureflix Subscription Giveaway


This movie has a valuable lesson about how our past failures don’t define us. Instead, our reactions to past hurts can transform us.

Take a center-court seat to a journey of transformation as Scott Beck gets  a second chance at life and love. Can he let go of past pains and open himself to  God’s purpose? Or will new challenges keep him from the future he always hoped  for?  

Nothing Is Impossible will be exclusively on Pure Flix  starting October 6th!

https://www.pureflix.com/movie/nothing-is-impossible


Review:

Engaging underdog film for the family about overcoming the past and second chances. 

I love a good underdog sports film, and this one follows a man who lives in the shadow of his past. Until he get's the chance to prove himself on a large scale, at open NBA try outs. 

 I loved that Scott had a great support system of amazing friends, especially Nick, an enthusiastic man who feels called to the ministry but has had his own setbacks. I especially liked the character of Pastor Lawrence. 

The film was well written, acted, and filmed, with a strong message of faith, second chances, and perseverance. I liked seeing Scott grow over the course of the movie, as well as how there was a strong faith centered core to the story throughout. Each of David A.R. White's films are better than the last, and this is no exception! A compelling and engaging film that you can watch with your family!

#NothingIsImpossibleMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Streaming on Pure Flix October 6th! https://www.pureflix.com/movie/nothing-is-impossible


 Giveaway: 3-month subscription to Pure Flix 

(Note: This is limited to US winners only, and only to those who have NOT won a sub scription in the last 6 months).


a Rafflecopter giveaway

10.02.2022

Abduction Cold Case by Connie Queen // Review

Review: 
A mysterious cold case file shows up on Kennedy Wells' desk leading to startling discoveries that have her trying to stay one step ahead of someone wanting to kill her for what she's found. 

An action packed read, well crafted with never a dull moment as Kennedy and Silas search for answers. I liked that they bonded over their shared faith, and that even though Kennedy likes to be independent she quickly saw that value of having Silas around as the threats increased. 

I loved how this book had a lot going on, and kept me guessing along the way. The character interaction was strong, and I liked how their relationship grew over the course of the book, Silas is a solid man, and excellent ranger. 

Overall, an excellent read with great characters, and an action filled storyline that I didn't want to put down. Highly recommend!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.29.2022

Earning Her Trust by Brenda Minton // Review

Lucie's Review: 

A heartwarming romance about second chances and overcoming fear.

Emery is passionate about helping children. An abuse survivor herself, she is working towards her masters degree and works as a school counselor. She is surprised when the boy who bullied her growing up, is a man who has guardianship of two orphans, pulling her heart in two different directions. 

A well written read, with good character growth and interactions, strong themes of faith and forgiveness. I could understand Emery's hesitancy to trust Beau in light of how she knew him in the past. I loved seeing him with the girls, and Beau's sincerity. 

Overall, a wonderful book with great dialogue and heartwarming characters. A beautiful story well worth the read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.28.2022

I'll Be Seeing You by Robin Lee Hatcher // Review

My Review:

A dual timeline novel that tells a generational story  of grace and love. 

Brianna Hastings is working on a college assignment so she asks her grandmother to tell her about life during WWII. What unfolds is a story of two sisters, a choice that changes their lives about love, sacrifice and the power of God's grace. 

A masterfully told story that is an excellent example of why Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my favorite authors, I grew up reading her books and am still reading them now! I loved the strong themes of faith and the impact of the choices that we make, as well as how Daisy's story from the past is an excellent companion to Brianna's in the modern day. I really enjoyed how the story follows 5 characters, as they grow and change over the course of story. I think that I was most surprised by Brandon, but my favorite was Todd hands down. 

Overall, a compelling story of faith, heartache and God's wonderful gift of grace. My heart broke with Daisy, and it was cool to see all the wonderful things happening in her life and how she grew and learned to make choices that would bring strength to her family. Highly recommend this beautiful novel!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.26.2022

Worthy of Legend by Roseanna M. White // Review


After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends are forced to hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother who stops at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her family—even when it means being cut off entirely.

Bram Sinclair, Earl of Telford, is fascinated with tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table—an interest he’s kept mostly hidden for the last decade. But when a diary is unearthed in the islands that could lead to a secret artifact, Bram is the only one able to piece the legends together.

As Bram and Emily seek out the whereabouts of the hidden artifact, they must dodge her eager family and a team of archeologists. In a race against time, they must decide what makes a hero worthy of legend—is it fighting valiantly to claim the treasure . . . or sacrificing everything in the name of selfless love? 

My Review:

A thrilling adventure filled conclusion to a fantastic series, as they draw closer to Mucknell's treasure the clues point to an unimaginable bounty Worthy of Legend.

Thoroughly satisfying, I loved getting to know some of the quieter members of the crew. Emily and Bram completely won me over, and I loved them even more together! Curmudgeonly and enigmatic, Bram hides his inner shining knight, I liked that he was perceptive enough to see where he was needed and found a way to help. Tommie was such a hidden gem, and I loved seeing her come out of her shell as well as her selfless friendship with Emily. 

A gripping read, filled with adventure, strong themes of faith, and captivating characters. I loved how Emily's friends supported her, and the fantastic dialogue between Sheridan and Bram. I didn't want to put this book down. A wonderfully satisfyingly adventurous and romantic series, each book better than the last, you won't want to miss it! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

AMAZON
Ebook | Hardcover | Paperback

Barnes & Noble
Ebook | Hardcover | Paperback

Christian Book
Ebook | Paperback

For a full list of retailers visit Bethany House Publishers




Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.roseannamwhite.com

 Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Website

The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey // Review

Lucie's Review: 

A tragic shooting and deadly waters, leave the Coast Guard scrambling to find answers and keep their team safe. 

A wonderful addition to the series, filled with action, and suspense. I loved the friendship and teamwork, as Noah and Brooke get to know each other while working with familiar faces from previous books. There is a lot going on, and the characters are well developed, with strong relationship building.

Noah is a CGIS agent investigating the shooting, while Brooke is a medic. I loved their dedication to protecting their comrades, as well as seeing them come to trust each other more and more. 

I loved how this book also followed Caleb as he and Austin work on the other case, as we have seen them in the background of previous books, so I was happy that they got a bigger part of this book. 

Overall, a entertaining mystery suspense, with great characters, themes of faith, duty, and love. Excellent for fans of Christian romantic suspense!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.25.2022

As Silent as the Night by Danielle Grandinetti // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway



About the Book

Book: As Silent as the Night

Author: Danielle Grandinetti

Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense

Release date: September 13, 2022

He can procure anything, except his heart’s deepest wish. She might hold the key, if she’s not discovered first.

Chicago, 1933―Lucia Critelli will do anything for her ailing grandfather, including stand in a breadline to have enough food to make him a St. Nicholas Day meal. When she catches the eye of a goon who threatens her grandfather, she discovers the end of Prohibition doesn’t mean the end of the mafia’s criminal activity.

Retired Marine Scout Giosue “Gio” Vella can find anything, especially if it helps a fellow Italian immigrant, so he has no doubt he can locate his neighbor’s granddaughter, who has gone missing from a local church. Keeping her safe is another matter. Especially when he chooses to hide out with his Marine buddy in Eagle, Wisconsin, the site of a barely-held truce among striking dairy farmers.

Will Christmas bring the miracle they all need or will Gio discover there are some things even he can’t find, particularly when he stumbles upon the most elusive gift of all: love.

As Silent as the Night is the Christmas novella to To Stand in the Breach and A Strike to the Heart.

 

Click here to get your copy!

My Review: A wonderful heartwarming addition to the series just in time for Christmas. 

When Lucia Critelli is taken by the mafia, Gio Vella must use his head and his connections to keep her safe, but he finds that his heart is also in danger. 

I loved returning to the familiar faces from the previous books, like Katie, Joey, Miles, Lily and more, catching up with them as well as how they made Lucia feel welcome. This novella could probably be read as a standalone if the reader desired. 

Overall, a quick read just in time for Christmas, with likeable characters that brought a smile to my face. I loved the Christmas theme, elements of suspense, and that Gio get's his own story. A wonderful companion to the rest of the series. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About the Author


Danielle Grandinetti is author of A Strike to the Heart and To Stand in the Breach. She is also a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com. Her short stories have appeared in several publications and her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Danielle especially loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.

 

More from Danielle

I have this memory, from when I was a little girl, of Christmas at my grandma’s house. The table was expanded to hold a dozen people. The little Christmas tree stood on a table before the window, the Nativity beneath it. A gingerbread house sat on the radio cabinet, which played my grandpa’s old Christmas records.

 

In the kitchen, my Italian grandma, now a widow, had on a ruffled apron as she cooked the Christmas meal. She had short, graying black hair, perfectly curled, and large, round glasses. And, was still taller than me, though she was under 5 foot in height.

 

Through the haze of childhood memory, I can’t recall everything she cooked that Christmas, I just know it filled the table to overflowing. I can guess who celebrated with us, but I know the large table was completely surrounded by people I loved. And, I’m sure I received gifts, but that’s not what I remember from that day.

 

What fills my memory is the feeling of family and the love my grandma showed us, through food. My full belly. My contentment. The wonder of the holidays. All through the eyes of my young self.

 

In As Silent as the Night, I attempt to capture some of this nostalgia, lace it with suspense, and wrap it in romance. I show about some of the traditional holidays celebrated by my characters, from St. Nicholas Day to Christmas Eve. And, while Gio can find anything, love eludes him. However, Lucia may hold the key, but he must first save her.

 

Silent as the Night concludes my Strike to the Heart series, which began with prequel novella To Stand in the Breach. As sad as it is to say goodbye to the farmers of Eagle, Wisconsin, I have loved sharing the stories of Katy and Joey, Lily and Miles, and Gio and Lucia with you. I hope you’ll enjoy this last installment and I look forward to sharing more stories from other places with you.

 

Buon Natale.

Merry Christmas.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, September 13

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, September 14 (Author Interview)

The Sacred Line, September 14

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 15

Inklings and notions, September 16

For Him and My Family, September 17

deb’s Book Review, September 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 19

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 20

Inkwell Inspirations, September 20

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, September 21

Connie’s History Classroom, September 22

Betti Mace, September 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 24

Holly’s Book Corner, September 24

Labor Not in Vain, September 25

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 26

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Danielle is giving away the grand prize package of a Bag of Books Bundle, which includes a signed copy of each book: To Stand in the Breach, A Strike to the Heart, and As Silent as the Night, plus a Donkey Tote to carry the books!! (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1130961309/donkey-canvas-tote-bag-heavy-duty)

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2159f/as-silent-as-the-night-celebration-tour-giveaway

9.20.2022

The Baby's Christmas Blessing by Meghann Whistler // Review

Review: 

When Steve Weston unexpectedly finds himself the guardian of his newborn nephew, he has only one place to turn. Can tragedy turn into a second chance for love?

An engaging read, with likable characters both working to overcome hang ups from the past, who are given an opportunity to break the ice again. I liked how they learned from their pasts, and seeing their relationship grow while taking care of Aiden. 

I liked that both Steve and Chloe where both working hard, taking the next step in their careers. I liked that they have good friends, who are insightful and supportive throughout. 

This was quick read for me that brought a smile to my face. Heartwarming and sweet, with a cozy small town setting, and a Holiday twist. 


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.



Legacy Peak // Movie Review and Giveaway


Legacy Peak is a thrilling adventure that the whole family can enjoy.

Jason wants nothing more than to have Noelle’s kids like him. But when a  perfectly planned trip to a mountain cabin falls apart, the ensuing adventure could  tear them apart or bring them closer than they ever imagined. Together they'll discover how to trust again and what it means to be a family.

Legacy Peak will be exclusively on Pure Flix starting September 22nd!
https://www.pureflix.com/movie/legacy-peak


Review:
A wholesome adventure for the entire family!

Jason is excited to take the next step in his relationship with Noelle, and he has a carefully plotted plan to win the hearts of her children as well. But when their fun trip becomes a fight for survival they find their new relationship tested to the limits.

An entertaining film with an original premise, and light Christmas themes. I was very impressed by the strong themes of faith and fatherhood brought out in this film. Jason is a man of strong faith, he has great wilderness skills, yet he isn't afraid to admit that he is in uncharted waters with the kids. I admired how he keeps trying, and showing them that he is serious about being in their lives.

I liked how the movie had an action filled plot, with things quickly escalating from a run of the mill trip to the mountains to a full blown adventure. Ben is an exuberant kid with an adventurous spirit who tends to rush headlong into things. Sam is more hesitant to trust Jason, but is very protective of her younger brother.

Overall a solid film that you can feel good about watching with your family, that isn't just clean but has great faith themes as well!



#LegacyPeakMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Giveaway: 3-month subscription to Pure Flix 

(Note: This is limited to US winners only, and only to those who have NOT won a sub scription in the last 6 months).




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deception by Patricia Bradley // Review

Lucie's Review: 
 
There is a lot going on in this fast paced, twisting suspense. Perfect for people who like to be kept guessing and holding on tight with each twist. 

Madison Thorn is settling into her job working to track down white collar criminals, until one of the crimes turns violent, bring up secrets from the past. Clayton is the constant throughout everything, providing support. I liked that Clayton has changed his live in the last few years through faith, and how he wants to be someone that Madison can count on. 

Action packed tangled web of deception, an entertaining read with plenty going on that kept me guessing. Solid characters that I could root for throughout, in this suspenseful read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.19.2022

A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson // Review

Lucie's Review:  

An unlikely group comes together to make a little girl's Christmas wish come true. 

A feel-good read, about loving your neighbors, getting out of your comfort zone, and friendship. 

Fiona is such an adorable child and I loved how she captures the hearts of those that she encounters. I loved how Vera jumps in to befriend little Fiona, and how meeting her inspires her to try new things and work together with people whom she might never have had a reason to talk to otherwise. 

Entertaining, a steady, and a colorful cast of characters. The perfect cozy book to get you in the mood for Christmastime. I loved getting to know the many people she befriended, as well as the touches of romance. Heartwarming read in time for Christmas. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Long Way Home by Lynn Austin // Review

My Review: Compelling journey of friendship, and faith. 

Peggy Serrano is on a quest to help her best friend, Jimmy, by finding out what happened to him during the war in hopes of unlocking a start to healing.

A compelling story of family and friendship, that explores the questions of faith, pain and suffering. Peggy is a hardworking young woman, I loved the friendship between her and the Barnett family throughout the story, as well as her determination to help Jimmy and Joe. This book does a great job of not only showing the horrors of the war, but also the aftermath and its toll. I loved how the author brought Jimmy to life through the eyes of those who loved him best, showing the man he was before and throughout the war. 

Overall, a beautifully written book that explores hard question of hurting and why God allows suffering. I admired Gisela for her strength throughout her ordeal. Lynn Austin doesn't disappoint in this latest WW2 novel filled with faith, hope and love. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.17.2022

Honor Bound by Hallee Bridgeman // Review

Lucie's Review: 

A page turning read with compelling characters and a plot that pulled me in from the very beginning. 

One of the best books I've read in a long time, and I instantly added the rest of the series to my TBR. Dr. Cynthia Meyers left her high pressure life to go to the mission field in Africa, but when helping others puts her in the line of fire she finds her beliefs challenged by an unlikely ally. 

Capt. Rick Norton is part of the Army Special Forces sent to ease tensions with an African warlord. Skilled in what he does, he is determined to see them out of the foreign conflict alive. I loved the interaction between Cynthia and Rick as they get to know each other, to see past their initially opposing views. 

Overall this was an amazing read, I was captivated by the realistic characters, riveting plot, and authentic faith woven throughout the story. You won't want to miss this one!

 received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.15.2022

Sold on Love by Kathleen Fuller // Review

My Review:
A sweet opposites attract romance that brought a smile to my face. 

Engaging, quick read, filled with heart and lovable characters. Harper has worked hard to build up her business, but sales have been slow, and she has a lot on her plate. I admired her for her work ethic, and I liked how she is always willing to helps others.

My favorite characters had to be Rusty and Senior. Rusty is kind and humble, with a heart of gold. Senior is a wise man with a sense of humor and great timing. I loved how he made the scenes that he was in sparkle.

Overall, another delightful visit to Maple Falls, with cameos from favorite characters from previous books, while leaving room for more books in the future. 


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.14.2022

Code of Courage by Janice Cantore // Review


Review: 

In a thrilling adventure that feels torn from the frontpage. Detective Danni Grace is shaken after an anti-police riot, and now she must investigate a case involving known anti-police activist. Every step closer is thwarted by commands from farther up the ladder, as co-workers are suspended and framed. Can Danni and Gabe get to the bottom of the case before more people get hurt?

A engaging and compelling read, though it could be uncomfortable for readers who are looking for and escape from the real world. I found this book so hard to put down, and couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. I thought that this book did a good job of showing the good and the bad of policing, while balancing relationship building, suspense, and a mystery that kept me engaged and guessing. 

Overall, this was a well written read with compelling characters. I liked the strong themes of faith, justice, and second chances, especially seeing Gabe and Danni reconnect. A heart pounding suspense, that I thoroughly enjoyed.


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.13.2022

Entrusted by Jody Hedlund // Review

My Review: 

A captivating read and satisfying conclusion to the Knights of Brethren Series. 

A fast paced read, with an engaging plot, strong themes of loyalty and admirable characters. 

I loved Brigitta from the beginning and I enjoyed the twist of seeing the building conflict from the other side for the first time. I liked that Brigitta and Kristoffer are both fiercely loyal people, yet they don't let it cloud their knowledge of what is right. And I loved seeing Espen and Kristoffer's friendship again in this book. 

I thought that this book did a great job of expanding the world of the series with a glimpse into Swaine, Canute, and the dark warriors. Though the final installment in what has been a fantastic series, it did leave the door open for future books connected to the series, which I definitely hope is picked up on. You won't want to miss the thrilling and romantic conclusion to the Knights of  Brethren.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.