Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Active Defense by Lynette Eason review


Title:  Active Defense

Author:  Lynette Eason

Ch: 26

Pg: 288

Series: Danger Never Sleeps  

Genre: Christian suspense with a hint of romance

Rating: 4.5 stars

Publisher: Revell

 

Active Defense is the third book in the Danger never sleeps by Lynette Eason. This one follows Heather Fountine a former army doctor and Travis Walker a security expert. Heathers got baggage in her past that Travis wants to help carry if she’ll let him.

This one was my favorite in series. Heather was the heroine that was the most stubborn a perfect match for Travis. That while Travis is a hero who wants to protect the heroine he does so while treating her life an equal. You don’t get that often enough in romantic suspense. Which brings up my other point that I love about Eason’s writing her novels are the majority suspense with only a hint of romance which is how I love my suspense novels. I look forward to the next book in the series.

 

I received a complimentary copy Active Defense from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

First Line Friday

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Chapter One

September

Kabul, Afghanistan

“Dr. Heather Fontaine strapped her feet into the sandboard and pushed off.”


Monday, January 11, 2021

Dreams of Savannah by Roseanna M. White review


Title:  Dreams of Savannah

Author:  Roseanna M. White

Ch: 26

Pg:  400

Genre:  Christian Historical fiction

Rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Bethany House

         While Dreams of Savannah is out of my historical fiction wheel house I did however this new historical from Roseanna M White. It did start out slow but picked up after a few chapters. I loved Cordelia Delia from the very first page but it took me a while to Phineas Phin. But throughout the book as he grew and changed he grew on me.


What I loved about the novel was both Delia and Phin both realized that they had a lot to learn about themselves, each other and the world around them. And it changed both of the them. Delia’s love or story and wanting to tell others stories really hit home with the history nerd and genealogist in me. She felt like a kindred spirit. Though I think Luther is my favorite character from the book. I loved his wisdom and the fact that he tells Phin what he needs to hear even if he doesn’t want to hear it.

While Dreams of Savannah is set during the civil war Roseanna M. White handles the subject with grace and truth. It is a timely book with a message that is still needs to heard today. And it shows that we still have a lot to learn.

 

I received a complimentary copy Dreams of Savannah  from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

Dreams of Savannah

Cordelia Owens can weave a dream around anything and is well used to winning the hearts of everyone in Savannah with her whimsy. Even when she receives word that her sweetheart has been lost during a raid on a Yankee vessel, she clings to hope and comes up with many a romantic tale of his eventual homecoming to reassure his mother and sister.

But Phineas Dunn finds nothing redemptive in the first horrors of war. Struggling for months to make it home alive, he returns to Savannah injured and cynical, and all too sure that he is not the hero Cordelia seems determined to make him.

As the War Between the States rages ever nearer and Savannah’s slaves start sneaking away to the islands off the coast to join the Yankees, both Phin and Cordelia get caught up in questions they never thought they’d have to ask–questions that threaten the very dreams of a future they’d cherished.

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About the Author 


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.


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Friday, January 8, 2021

First Line Fridays

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Chapter One 
Savannah Georgia 
May 1861 

"Cordelia Owens had dreamed of this day a Hundred times." 


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz review

 Title:  Tidewater Bride

Author:  Laura Frantz

Ch: 46

Pg:  416

Genre:  Christian Historical Romance, Christian Historical Fiction

Rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Revell

 

Laura Frantz has done it again. Just when I don’t think she can’t out do the previous book she goes and proves me wrong. Even though this one is outside her historical wheel house, it still has Laura’s one of a kind writing style. As you read you can tell that she took the time to research the time period as she does with all her novels before she put pen to paper.

Having been to the Jamestown it’s easy to picture the setting and with my love of history it’s easy to put in the historical time period. But a James Town setting isn’t something I’ve read before in fiction before and when movies try to do it they get it historically wrong. Like previous novels Laura write the Indigenous people’s with truth and grace.

Xander the hero of this novel while not perfect no hero can be, but he is a man of faith, honor and his conviction. They you can see throughout the novel. I think he has become my favorite hero of hers, sorry Seamus. And Selah the heroine is Laura’s most unique to date and not just because of her. She’s strong willed and has a mind of her own. Especially when’s she says she won’t be a tobacco widow. I’ve heard the term heard it growing up but never seen written in a book. But most importantly she has a heart of gold.

There’s a scene that I don’t want to give to much a way but Laura writes it such emotion that you feel what Xander is going through, that all tobacco farmers feared even in to the 20th century. As well some of my favorite lines that Laura has written in this novel. Tidewater Bride will stay with me for a while.

 

I received a complimentary copy Tidewater Bride from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.