Trailing a Killer by Carol J. Post // Review

Lucie's Review: 

Are they Trailing a Killer or is the killer trailing them?

Erin Jeffries is shocked to uncover her former high school flame in the aftermath of a hurricane, he has been trying to stay out of the path of a killer bent on taking him out. Can Erin and Cody stop the killer before its too late? 

An engaging read, with likable characters and a clever canine. I liked that Erin encouraged Cody to rethink his stance on faith, as well as how they work together to make it out alive. They had good interaction, and I liked that her family welcomed him into their lives. 

Overall, this was a quick read, enjoyable, filled with mystery and suspense.  

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

The Cairo Curse by Pepper Basham // Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: The Cairo Curse

Author: Pepper Basham

Genre: Christian Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Adventure / Mystery

Release date: February 1, 2023

Clue meets Indiana Jones with a fiction-loving twist only Grace Percy can provide.

Newlyweds Lord and Lady Astley have already experienced their fair-share of suspense, but when a honeymoon trip takes a detour to the mystical land of Egypt, not even Grace with her fiction-loving mind is prepared for the dangers in store. From an assortment of untrustworthy adventure-seekers to a newly discovered tomb with a murderous secret, Frederick and Grace must lean on each other to navigate their dangerous surroundings. As the suspects mount in an antiquities’ heist of ancient proportions, will Frederick and Grace’s attempts to solve the mystery lead to another death among the sands?


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A thrilling adventure filled with romance, humor, mystery, and faith. 

I was delighted to find that this book would follow Grace and Frederick from The Mistletoe Countess, and it did not disappoint. Filled with adventure and mystery, evoking ensemble mysteries from the likes of Agatha Christie. I loved Grace's passion for adventure, as well as her enthusiasm for life and the value she places on reading fiction. This book has some familiar faces, as well as a full cast of intriguing new suspects. 

A rollicking adventure, with a healthy dose of humor, as well as faith. This was an utterly enjoyable read from beginning to end and a wonderful next chapter in Grace and Frederick's story. It was also great to see a different side of Elliott. I admired his noble heart. 

Overall, an excellent follow up to Frederick and Grace's first adventure, I look forward to reading more in the future!

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

About the Author

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her historical romance novels, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and The Red Ribbon, and her contemporary novels, the Mitchell’s Crossroads and Pleasant Gap series, showcase her Appalachian heritage, as well as her love for humor and family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

You can learn more about Pepper at her website http://www.pepperdbasham.com or connect with her on FB, IG, or Twitter


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February 1914, Havensbrook


Gunfire erupted from outside, sending Frederick Percy, Earl of Astley, leaping from his chair. The seat crashed against the floor behind him in time with another shot. What on earth! He grabbed the first weapon-like item he could find—his grandfather’s cane—and dashed toward the sound, nearly colliding with his butler moving in the same direction.

“Did you hear the gunfire, Brandon?”

The older gentleman’s brows rose as high as they could go without becoming part of his snowy hairline. “Indeed, my lord. From the south garden, if I guess correctly, sir.”

“My thoughts exactly.” Frederick tapped the cane against the floor and took a step in the direction of the garden door. Then stopped, a sudden sense of dread forming a lump in his stomach. His butler’s response was much too cavalier for an emergency. “Have you seen Lady Astley of late, Brandon?”

“Not since after breakfast, sir.”

“Well, then.” Frederick returned to his office for his own pistol and prayed whatever inspired a gunshot near his home would prove more benign than dangerous. After surviving several near-death experiences over the past Christmas season, Frederick was quite finished with drama for a while. Though drama seemed to follow his new bride in spades.

He met the butler back in the hallway.

“Might I offer an insight, sir?”

Frederick pivoted in his approach to the door and turned back to Brandon. “Insight?”

“Yes, sir.” The man released a deep sigh which pulled his pristine posture into a slight slump. He then sent Frederick a look which somehow inspired a grimace before Frederick even heard the man’s words. “Her ladyship was speaking with Mr. Blake after breakfast, sir.”

“Mr. Blake?” Frederick rolled his gaze heavenward, the tension in his jaw uncoiling into a slight annoyance that manifested in an ache over his right eyebrow. He loved his cousin. There was no man Frederick trusted more. But for some reason, the idea of Blake and Grace together followed by the sound of gunfire did not bode well.

For anyone.

“About pistols, my lord.”

And the answers emerged, along with an increased throbbing in Frederick’s head. “Thank you, Brandon.”

Setting a slower pace, he moved toward the south side of his manor house, another shot reverberating nearer. Within a month since Christmas, his American wife had learned how to drive the car and throw knives, two skills she appeared to excel in more than knowing the fashion of the season or how to address the complicated hierarchy of the aristocracy. His lips almost split into a grin as he recalled her stumbling over addressing the Duke of Westonbridge two weeks ago by calling him “Your Honorable Lord” and then in quick correction, “Your Grace, or at least I hope you are since I fumbled your title so atrociously.”

Of course the duke had fallen under Grace’s spell within five minutes, as everyone else who met her seemed to do since she’d moved to his crumbling Derbyshire estate two months earlier. Well, everyone except the villainess who’d tried to kill them just before Christmas. But that was hopefully a distant story, and their next chapter would be a lovely, peaceful belated honeymoon—he increased his steps at the idea—with a little surprise tagged on for his lovely Lady Astley.

Frederick nodded a good afternoon to the police officer inconspicuously posted near the house so that Frederick’s mother could work out her sentence of house arrest in connection with his father and brother’s deaths. He released a sigh. No, she was no murderess, unless glares and harsh words counted, but she’d harbored information that could have protected others. The law had been gracious with her due to her age and status, merely revoking her freedoms from leaving Havensbrook, so his mother’s life stayed very much as it had since Frederick’s father’s death; however, the added blemish of “criminal” to her reputation ensured she spent her days away from the public eye.

And if the police officer appeared in no great distress over the gunfire, Frederick knew all too well what must be happening.

Just around the edge of the house, a large garden opened to the south, its walls still well intact, though ivy-grown and tangled. Another shot reverberated through the damp air, followed quickly by laughter and his wife’s exuberant exclamation of “I hit it.”

Frederick’s lips pinched into a frown. Why he ever expected his cousin Blake to mind Frederick’s subtle requests was beyond him! The garden gate stood open, welcoming him forward into an even more tangled array of vines and twined greenery, the winter roses, a remnant of the garden’s healthier days, sleeping until spring.

He hadn’t had the means to make things right with Havensbrook before but, with Grace’s wealth and her generous heart, he could now. Another way to make amends for the past, he hoped, though

God had already bestowed on him much more than he deserved.

His cousin stood to the right, hands on the hips of his gray suit jacket, but Frederick’s gaze followed Blake’s focus to the woman in the center of the garden. Her bright auburn hair was twisted up beneath a deep purple hat that matched her coat, both in contrast to her pale skin. Her laughter echoed toward him, so filled with joy and hope. Two things he’d thought lost forever before he’d met her.

Yes, God had given him much more than he deserved, and sometimes, he wondered if God had given him more than he could manage.

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A Match in the Making by Jen Turano // Review


A relaxing summer in Newport turns into a taxing full-time job as Gwendolyn Brinley's employer has her taking over as matchmaker among the ton's most eligible. 

Engaging from the beginning, this humorous historical rom-com is a fun-filled adventure that you won't want to miss. The first in a brand new series from one of my favorite authors, I couldn't keep a smile from my face when reading this book. I liked how Gwen is a hard-worker and though it wasn't how she wanted to spend her summer, she applied herself, I liked that she was an insightful advocate for her clients, and was able to relate to the children appropriately. The children are so adorable and I loved getting to know them, and seeing them with their dad. 

This is such a fun read, with a full cast of colorful characters. Full of adventure, heart, and doesn't take itself too seriously this is a delightful book that will lighten any mood! There was never a dull moment and I loved every minute of it, can't wait for the rest of the series!

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


Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green // Review

My Review: 

Olive Pierce is a Metlife insurance agent, and the sinking of the SS Eastland floods her company with claims. But everything isn't adding up, can she find the answers before it's too late?

An engaging read from the beginning, with a daring and determined heroine who won me over immediately. I admired her loyalty to her friend,  Clare, as well as her quick wit. The author does an amazing job bringing to life the time period, as well as the bustling innovation of Chicago. 

There is a lot going in this book, with more than one mystery to be solved, as well as strong faith themes and a compelling romance. I loved how Erik is supportive of Olive and how he does the hard thing because it is right. 

A page turning read from beginning to end, with wonderful characters and a plot that kept me fully engaged. Highly recommend!

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

Dreams of Gold by Traci Hunter Abramson // Review

My Review: 

Tyler and Amaliya must work together to keep their Olympic dreams alive. 

Everything is starting to fall into place, until a few large set backs have them wondering if they have what it takes to stand on top of the podium, and what does it mean for their growing relationship? 

Picking up shortly after the previous book, this book continues to follow Tyler and Amaliya as they navigate the bumpy road to the Olympics, and their relationship is challenged. 

An enjoyable read, I liked seeing Tyler and Amaliya's story continue, and seeing them fight through the things that they faced. Gordon is an amazing coach and I liked how supportive he is of them, balancing that with firm guidance. Also liked seeing their relationship grow, though I will admit that there were parts of this book that lagged and were a slower read. 

Overall, a good sequel, I wasn't expecting their journey to go so quickly, especially with one more book in the series still to come, but it will be fun to see where it goes. A clean romance set during the 1980's. 

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


The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin // Review

My Review: 

A thrilling story of courage, faith and loyalty set during the German occupation of Denmark. 

As the tension grows in Denmark a playboy baron and a compassionate scientist find themselves working with the resistance to save innocent lives. Henrik is a man with a past full of regrets, admirable and selflessly he works to counter the German advances. I admired the ways that he had changed from his previous ways, becoming measured and unassuming, yet compassionate and noble even as a man of few words. 

Dr. Else Jensen is  a gifted scientist fighting to make her mark in a man's world that would delegate her to secretarial tasks. I admired her self-control, loyalty, and could relate to her dilemma of when to stand up and when to stay silent. Else is a faithful friend, and courageous woman, I loved her friendship with Hemming, seeing him open her eyes to a while new side of life. 

This is a gripping historical read. realistically bringing to the plight of the Danish people fighting for their country. I loved the little details like the mimeograph, that made this story shine. A well written read that swept me up, and I didn't want to put it down. I really enjoyed learning more about a side of  the war that isn't written about as frequently, as well as the rich Danish history. A compelling novel of faith, courage and love, you won't want to miss it!

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


Karen Kingsbury's A Thousand Tomorrows // Review and Celebration

“Karen Kingsbury’s A Thousand Tomorrows” is a love story for 
the ages and shows real sacrifice and loyalty in the face of insurmountable odds.

The six-episode series from AFFIRM Originals premieres the first two episodes on Friday, February 24, with new episodes following every Friday. The series is about Cody Gunnar, a nationally-renowned bull rider who is cocky, brash and a legend among his peers. On track to the top, Cody has rejected everything about his past – his famous father, hurting mother and every woman who ever came along. His heart only has room for his younger brother, Carl Joseph. That’s when barrel racer Ali Daniels enters his life. Only God knows how many tomorrows they will have together. Can Cody and Ali make the most of their time in the dangerous and competitive rodeo world?

Watch the first 2 episodes of A Thousand Tomorrows on PureFlix starting February 24th, new episodes every Friday!


“I can really relate to my character Cody Gunnar,” said actor Colin Ford. “I grew up a Christian, but didn’t really practice my faith in my youth and that’s changed a lot in the last few years. Cody experienced trials and tribulations in his childhood and was focused on surviving. It’s not until he meets Ali that he learns faith is what can sustain him through love and loss.”

Review of Episode #3: A touching love story set on the rodeo circuit based on the book by best-selling author, Karen Kingsbury.

Cody Gunnar is living the fast life of a bull rider with dreams of the NFR, but all the while he seems to be running. Running from his mother, his father, the pain of the past. Until he meets barrel racer Ali Daniels who has him looking at life in a new way.

An engaging drama, it does a great job of realistically bringing to life the challenges, risks and rewards of living on the rodeo circuit. I was so excited to see this book brought to the screen, especially as a Karen Kingsbury fan who can't resist a good Western. This particular episode was my favorite so far, as we get to see Ali and Cody spend more time together, finding a unique friendship and in each other someone to confide in.

Ali is a beautiful young woman inside and out, she has a passion for rodeo, never takes a single day for granted, and doesn't take part in the rodeo social life. I loved that she has a concerned and supportive family around her. It was also nice to see a lighter side of Cody, through his friendship with Ali and how it has changed him.

The series is well acted and has plenty of rodeo action, though parts of the cowboy nightlife are shown, it never goes past PG, and I think that it would be a great series to watch as a family. I'm excited to see where this series will lead!

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Fraser by Susan May Warren

Fraser JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Fraser by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Fraser Title: Fraser 
Series: The Minnesota Marshalls #1 
Author: Susan May Warren 
Publisher: SDG Publishing 
Release Date: February 14, 2023 
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Fraser Marshall is pretty sure his career as a Spec Ops fighter is over. Yes, he’s gone into private security, working for Jones, Inc, but his last gig ended with him wounded and taken captive. And those wounds just won’t heal. The last thing he wants to do is stick around his family’s winery pressing grapes. But what choices does he have?

The answer comes via a panicked phone call from his kid brother, Creed. 

Help, Fraser. I’m in over my head… 

Yeah he is, because he’s run away with a princess, with her bodyguard hot on the trail. And said bodyguard, Pippa Butler is going to hunt them down, no matter the cost. 

Even if she has to join forces with a bossy, arrogant former American SEAL. But Pippa has her own set of lethal skills, and if Fraser gets in the way, she’ll leave him on the side of the road. Still, maybe he’s not a terrible side-kick. He is handsome, and he makes her laugh… 

No, no, bad Pippa! She has no room for a man—an American—in her life. And Fraser hasn’t ever considered slowing down. Even if Pippa has him wondering if there is a different future ahead. 

But there’s more to the story than a Romeo-and-Juliet runaway romance. Princess Imani has seen a murder, and the perpetrator isn’t going to let her get away. Will Fraser and Pippa find the couple first? 

And if they do, can they work together to keep them safe? 

It’ll be tough if their hearts get in the way…

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Fraser is still processing his change of career, when he gets a call for help from his brother, Creed, who has run off with a princess. 

The start to a brand-new series, Fraser is the oldest of the Minnesota branch of the Marshall clan, he is struggling to make sense of his future after an injury and trying his best to trust. He is a man of action, trained to protect and serve, I loved his dedication to his mission despite his initial differences with Pippa. 

There was great character development over the course of the story, and I liked seeing Fraser and Pippa get to know each other and their relationship grow. The setting and characters may also be familiar to fans of Rachel Hauck, though this book could also be read as a standalone. 

Overall, this was an exciting and entertaining read, filled with intrigue and danger, based in faith. Fraser and Pippa have entertaining banter, and I loved seeing how it changed in little ways over the course of the story. Action filled and laced with danger, this was a wonderful read that engages all the senses, I'm excited to see where the series goes!

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

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Susan May Warren

With nearly 2 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA, and Carol award-winning author of over ninety novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill, and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com, and Christmas novellas. With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. She’s a three-time RITA finalist and an eight-time Christy finalist.

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A Trail So Lonesome by Lacy Williams // Celebrate Lit

About the Book

Book: A Trail So Lonesome

Author: Lacy Williams

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: January 12, 2023

Spending five months eating trail dust wasn’t Leo Spencer’s first choice. Or his second. He’s not one to run away, but some situations can’t be fixed and his family—two brothers and a sister—needs to start over. Which is how he finds himself on a westbound wagon train.

Evangeline has a secret, one that has sent her on a journey across the plains on the Oregon Trail. When her father is badly hurt and she needs help, Leo is there. A deal is struck and the two unlikely friends form an alliance… that leads to more.

But Evangeline’s secret looms over her… and Leo’s family troubles are far from over.


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Lucie's Review:

Two hearts set on starting again, will the trouble of their pasts threaten their new beginning? 

Opposites attract as they hope for a bright future out west. An entertaining read, Leo and Evangeline have a lot to learn along the way. Leo is a good man who has had to work hard his whole life, I liked that he is willing to help Evangeline and her father, as well as his growing friendship with little Sarah. 

I liked that Evangeline is determined and bookish, she is willing to try new things, even if the instructions aren't in a book. She has worked hard to give Sarah the best that she can, and I liked seeing her and Leo come to trust one another over the course of the story. 

Overall, this was an enjoyable western romance, that sets it up well for the next book in the series. A wholesome romance, with great relationship building, interaction, and backstory revealed throughout the book. 

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

About the Author

Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see in Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published sixty books in a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at www.lacywilliams.net/vip


More from Lacy

Leaving Home

Do you remember what it was like when you left home? Was it a specific event that sticks out in your mind? Or was it gradual?

I moved into the dorms at my university when I was eighteen. After that, I felt sort of… in transition. I went home for winter break and during the summer, but I didn’t feel like my parents’ house was home anymore. I married my sweet hubby when we were both twenty and that’s when I felt like I had a true home again. (Even though it was a tiny one-bedroom apartment!)

My new series, Wagon Train Matches, is all about travelers on a journey across the country in their Conestoga wagons. In the 1850s, people would leave home, leave everything and everyone behind and travel across the plains and mountains mostly on foot. It was difficult and dangerous. And when they arrived, they didn’t have houses ready and waiting for them!

It’s been a lot of fun researching for this series. Understanding why people would risk everything for a new start. I think it would be both exciting and terrifying!

In A TRAIL SO LONESOME, heroine Evangeline wants to leave home for a new start. She’s carrying a secret with her (a bigger secret than the library of books she’s packed in the wagon!) and believes that starting over in Oregon will change everything.

Only it doesn’t take long on the trail for someone to discover her secret. Hero Leo has secrets of his own. He can’t afford Evangeline to look too closely at his family. But he also can’t seem to stay away from her.

Eek! I’m really excited to kick off this new series with A TRAIL SO LONESOME. I hope you love these characters as much as I have while writing them.


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Locks, Hooks and Books, February 20

Lighthouse Academy, February 21 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 22

Connie’s History Classroom, February 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 24

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, February 24

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 25

Britt Reads Fiction, February 26

Simple Harvest Reads, February 27 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Karen Baney, February 27

Cover Lover Book Review, February 28

For Him and My Family, March 1

Holly’s Book Corner, March 1


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Critical Threat by Lynette Eason // Review

Lucie's Review: 

FBI Special Agent Grace Billingsley is a psychiatrist called in to consult on a case with Sam Monroe, who she met briefly in the past, now they must put the awkwardness of their past behind them to catch the killer. 

A chilling chase, has them fighting to stay ahead of the killer who has set his target on Grace. Engaging read, I enjoyed the relationship building and getting to know Sam's family. Grace is a quick thinker, determined and confident. 

A fast paced read with great characters, and a spine tingling plotline. Sam is a good father, a little hesitant to get back in the dating game, with a few secrets in his past. Overall, a riveting read with great suspense elements, action, and faith. 

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

An Unlikely Pair by Traci Hunter Abramson // Review

My Review: 

After a terrible accident sends Amaliya Marcell's world into a tailspin, she shelves her dream of dancing professionally and she moves in with friends of her family. Her time at the rink leads to her meeting pairs skater Tyler Linden, who's partner just announced retirement. Can her background in ballet and comfort on the ice be enough to make their growing dreams come true? 

Perfect for fans of figure skating, this sweet romance brings the best of both worlds during the golden age of figure skating. It reminded me of Cutting Edge a little with the premise of turning a novice into a competitive pairs figure skater. Tyler is an all-around great guy, respectful and driven, I liked how he is protective of Amaliya and helps her navigate the ins and outs of the competitive figure skating world. 

Overall, as a fan of figure skating I thought that this was an enjoyable read, and I liked that there was more than a sweet romance moving the plot. The author did her research and it was smart to set the story in the 80's to make the story more feasible. I liked Amaliya's willingness to try new things and take on challenges. An entertaining read, compelling and sweet. 

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

Games in a Ballroom by Jentry Flint // Review

My Review: 

Emerson Latham is juggling the new responsibilities that come with being head of the household after the death of his father, and one thing he knows for sure is that he wants to court the friend of his sister, Miss Olivia Wilde. Her parents want to make a match for her with someone who has a title, something that Emerson doesn't possess. He devises a plan to court Olivia, and make his feelings known for the sweet hearted and witty woman who has captured his heart. 

A sweet Regency era romance with a playful twist. I liked the friendship between Olivia and Arabella, Arabella is such a good friend to Olivia supporting her through everything, and my heart went out to Oliva and her mother for what they had to endure at home. 

Emerson has matured since his younger years, but his feelings for Oliva have not waned. I liked that he makes it clear that he likes her and desperately is putting in the work to get out of the friendzone. 

Overall, this was a fun, lighthearted read, with a sweet romance. 

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