Book Review: ‘A Latte Difficulty’ (The CafFunated Mysteries Book 3) by Angela Ruth Strong

Can two baristas track down a gunman after the espresso shot heard ‘round the world?
When Marissa witnesses an attempted murder during the 4th of July parade, it starts a battle for her independence. She is forced to hide out in a safehouse, leaving her co-owner, Tandy, to run their coffee shop, track down the criminal, and, worse, plan Marissa’s wedding. Thankfully Tandy has help, but can she really trust the P.I. in a bow tie, her new deaf barista who acts more like a bartender, or a wedding planner who’s keeping secrets?
The threat on Marissa’s future goes from bad to worse when her bridal gown is covered in blood. Though her fiancé, Connor, agrees to give up his identity to join her in the Witness Protection Program, Marissa refuses to wave the white flag. Instead, she enlists Tandy to help her fight for truth, justice, and the Americano way.
About Angela Ruth Strong
Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Ten years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there’s nothing else she’d rather write about. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, been optioned for film, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. She also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho, and she teaches as an expert online at WRITE THAT BOOK. Get to know her even better at
My Rating: 4 Stars!
‘There’s a fine line between fearless and senseless.’

Angela Ruth Strong takes us for another wonderful mystery in her CafFUNated series, starring the friends duo of Marissa and Tandy. This time around, someone has it in for the sweet clumsy Marissa and Tandy is trying to discover the culprit. I confess I did not guess whodunit at all! I loved seeing all these folks again and their little town is certainly one folks would want to visit. So, put your feet up, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and settle in for a wonderful cozy mystery. I certainly hope there is more to come!

*My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. The opinion here in this review is my own.

Book Review & Giveaway: ‘Border Breach’ by Darlene L. Turner

When drugs are smuggled across the border

it’s their duty to stop the culprits…at any cost.

Forming a joint task force, Canada border officer Kaylin Poirier and police constable Hudson Steeves have one objective: take down a drug-smuggling ring trying to sell a new lethal product. But when the smugglers come after Kaylin and Hudson, this mission becomes more than just a job. Can they live long enough to solve the case?
About Darlene L. Turner
Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at where there’s suspense beyond borders.
My Rating: 3 Stars!
‘She needed proof of God’s existence. She just couldn’t believe in an entity who supposedly watched over her.’

In Darlene L Turner’s debut, a Canadian constable and border officer join forces to bring down a drug smuggling ring. But at every turn they are thwarted in their attempts. And threatened. Even injured. How can they hope to accomplish this task if they are being hunted down and nearly killed at every turn?

Turner has written a believable novel populated with good characters and a plot that holds the reader’s interest. Recommended.

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a preview copy of this book. The opinion in this review is my own.
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Book Review: ‘The House At The End Of The Moor’ by Michelle Griep

What Can a London Opera Star and an Escaped Dartmoor Prisoner Have in Common?
Opera star Maggie Lee escapes her opulent lifestyle when threatened by a powerful politician who aims to ruin her life. She runs off to the wilds of the moors to live in anonymity. All that changes the day she discovers a half-dead man near her house. Escaped convict Oliver Ward is on the run to prove his innocence, until he gets hurt and is taken in by Maggie. He discovers some jewels in her possession—the very same jewels that got him convicted. Together they hatch a plan to return the jewels, clearing Oliver’s name and hopefully maintaining Maggie’s anonymity.
About Michelle Griep
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I’ve been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write–except for that graffiti phase I went through as teenager.

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘God, You have rescued me before. Will You do so again?’

Michelle Griep is an author I will read just on the strength of her name alone. So when I saw this one, I knew it was going on my list! She specializes at this genre, although she is equally good at all genres, switching effortlessly back and forth between theme.

Maggie Lee, opera star, has run away from the stage and taken a house on the lonely moors in southern England. One day, her maid discovers a half dead man, beaten brutally, nearby. Together they haul him to her house and try to tend him. Little does Maggie know that Oliver Ward is an escapee from Dartmoor Prison and that the constable there has done this horrific beating. Said constable is on the warpath to find Oliver and soon shows up at Maggie’s door. Oliver hides in a closet and finds the very expensive jewels that he was arrested for! What an amazing turn of events. However, both Maggie and Oliver are both innocent of this deed and now join forces to set out and prove they are both innocent, even though they are sure to encounter much danger on the way to doing just that.

Join Griep as she builds the excitement and tension in yet another wonderful novel from her very talented pen. I found myself gasping quite often. And hating a certain nasty individual. She takes us on quite a ride and I now look forward to her next offering.

*My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.