Book Review: ‘Summer of Suspense’ a suspense collection

About The Book:

Start your summer off right with 16 gripping and never-before published tales of Christian suspense from today’s most popular mystery and suspense authors.
Join Mary Alford, Christy Barritt, Patricia Bradley, Vannetta Chapman, Mary Ellis, Debby Giusti, Rachel J. Good, Ruth Hartzler, Shaen Layle, Ruth Logan Herne, Loree Lough, Elizabeth Ludwig, Nancy Mehl, Serena B. Miller, Samantha Price, Alana Terry on a dangerous journey filled with mystery, suspense, and faith that that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

My Rating: 4 stars

If you like inspirational suspense, here’s a keeper for you. Sixteen, count ’em, SIXTEEN, tales of suspense. Short novellas that can easily be read in just a short amount of time, they are sure to be pleasing to suspense fans. I had read only three of these authors before, Mary Alford, Ruth Logan Herne and Loree Lough, but thoroughly enjoyed the offerings by others. The one by Elizabeth Ludwig was especially suspenseful. Highly recommended.

*My thanks to one of the authors for a preview copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

Book Review: ‘A Vow of Justice’ by Lynette Eason

About The Book:

FBI Special Agent Lincoln St. John is living his own personal nightmare. When the woman he loves, Allison Radcliffe, is killed, he devotes his life to tracking down the killers and making them pay for their crimes. He expected it to be a challenge. What he never expected was to find Allison very much alive shortly after her “murder.” As his anger and hurt mix with relief, Linc isn’t sure how he’s supposed to feel. One thing he does know for sure: he and Allison will have to work together to stop a killer before she dies a second time–this time for good.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason closes out her Blue Justice series with a story that will have you tearing through the pages to get to the stunning conclusion.

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: August 6, 2019

About Lynette Eason

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: August 6, 2019

My Rating: 5 Stars

‘At the door he stood to the side, then kicked it in. And came face to face with a dead woman.’

Lynette Eason has completely outdone herself with this offering in her crazy good ‘Blue Justice’ series.
Linc St. John, an FBI Special Agent is totally stunned and devastated to discover that Allie Radcliffe, the woman he dearly loves, has been killed in an explosion. Things, however, are not always what they seem, and Linc must find a way to cope with what is happening now. Allie and Linc will now have to work fast, hard and dangerously to stop a determined killer before one of them ends up dead for real.

Eason hits the ground running with this one and the action does not let up one little tiny bit throughout the book. Russian mobsters, tracking devices that don’t quit, one injury after another, not knowing who to trust, these are the things which make this book good. Besides, the great writing, of course. I was completely captivated and could not wait to finish! And the ending…..ahhhh, Eason ties it up beautifully. In my opinion, this is her best book ever! I highly recommend this one, folks. Don’t miss it.

*My thanks to Revell Publishers for a copy of this book via Net Galley. All opinion stated here are entirely my own.

Book Review: ‘A Glitter of Gold’ by Liz Johnson

About The Book:

Anne Norris moved to Savannah, Georgia, for a fresh start. Now her pirate-tour business is flagging, and paying the rent requires more than wishful thinking. When she discovers evidence of a shipwreck off the coast of Tybee Island, she knows it could be just the boon she needs to stay afloat. She takes her findings to local museum director Carter Hale for confirmation, but she runs after a disastrous first meeting.

Carter has been searching for the location of the wreck detailed in the worn pages of an 18th-century diary, the discovery of which could open the door to his dream job at a prestigious museum. But convincing Anne to help him fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle is no easy task. And working with Carter means that Anne will have to do the one thing she swore she’d never do again: trust a man.

Finding a monetary backer and sticking with a search that’s turning up nothing will take all their dedication–and every secret they’ve tried to hide. If they can find the lost ship, they may discover a treasure worth more than all the pirate gold in the world–love.

Publisher: Revell, Baker Publishing
Publication Date: August 6, 2019

About Liz Johnson

By day Liz Johnson works in marketing. She finds time to write late at night and is a Christy Award finalist and a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona where she enjoys theater, exploring local history, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. Find out more about Liz at

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘You’re a child of God and that’s all you have to be. That’s enough.’

Anne Norris is hiding from her past, her life shaded with shame; shame God doesn’t see. Barely existing, Anne discovers a treasure on the beach after a devastating hurricane on the Georgia coast. Taking it to a museum, she meets Carter Hale, who is also running from his past. If Anne works with Carter to discover what this artifact is, she’ll have to trust a man, something she has vowed never to do again.

Full of history, a touch of the pirate, along with a 250 year old mystery, this book was just so fulfilling to read. Add in excerpts from a diary that old as well, and your heart becomes engaged early on. A treasure hunt, sprinkled with a sweet romance and a dual time also thrown in, this one is another gem to add to Johnson’s books. (pun intended) I loved it very much and highly recommend it to one and all. Well done!

*My thanks to Revell Publishing and the author for a preview copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.