Book Review: ‘Gentleman Jim’ by Mimi Matthews

About The Book

“Tartly elegant. . . . A vigorous, sparkling, and entertaining love story with plenty of Austen-ite wit.” –Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

“Matthews ups the ante with a wildly suspenseful romance…” –Library Journal, STARRED review

She Couldn’t Forget…

Wealthy squire’s daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it’s bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Raised alongside her on her father’s estate, Nick is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim. When Fred frames him for theft, Nick escapes into the night, vowing to find his legendary sire. But Nick never returns. A decade later, he’s long been presumed dead.

He Wouldn’t Forgive…

After years spent on the continent, John Beresford, Viscount St. Clare has finally come home to England. Tall, blond, and dangerous, he’s on a mission to restore his family’s honor. If he can mete out a bit of revenge along the way, so much the better. But he hasn’t reckoned for Maggie Honeywell. She’s bold and beautiful–and entirely convinced he’s someone else.

As danger closes in, St. Clare is torn between love and vengeance. Will he sacrifice one to gain other? Or, with a little daring, will he find a way to have them both?

About Mimi Matthews
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews in Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.

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My Rating: 5 Stars!

Every time I see Mimi Matthews has a new book coming, I can’t wait to read it! She brings her readers such great stories from her marvelously talented pen. And this one is no exception. It just might be my favorite. But then, I think that with each book she writes. I am just a forever fan.

The opening chapter sells you on the book at once, and then the more you read, the deeper you are drawn into the story. This Regency is so well done and the characters, as usual with Matthews, leap right off the pages. I think I fell in love a little with St. Clare myself! His character was so heroic, chivalrous, courageous, romantic (oh!) that a girl just can’t help from loving him. And Miss Maggie Honeywell did, as a young girl, and as a grown woman. She never stopped loving him. That’s what made their story so precious: they knew from childhood they were meant for each other. I loved every single minute. Totally. I highly recommend this author.

*My thanks to Perfectly Proper Press for an advance copy of this book. The review is expressly my own. I received no compensation

Book Review: ‘The Deeds of the Deceitful’ (Hope Street Church Mysteries) by Ellery Adams and Tina Radcliffe

About The Book

Welcome back to Hope Street Church, where friendships are formed, fresh starts are encouraged, and mysteries are solved . . .

It’s June in Virginia, and the scent of flowers and the sound of wedding bells are in the air, an unwelcome reminder to Cooper Lee of the long-distance relationship she recently ended. When Cooper and her Bible study group are invited to spend a weekend at a newly renovated historic inn, it’s the perfect chance to get away with friends and put her bittersweet memories behind her—until the inn’s pompous co-owner is murdered and one of the suspects is Cooper’s own mother.

Certain that someone on the inn’s staff must have done the cruel deed, the Bible study group begins piecing together the clues, only to learn that everyone there has a motive for murder. When they discover that a valuable painting has also been stolen from the inn, they know they’re up against an especially cunning evildoer. Determined to bring the culprit to justice and save her mother, Cooper and her friends devise a risky scheme to trap the killer, because even the Bible study group must sometimes work in mysterious ways . . .

Includes heavenly recipes from Magnolia Lee’s kitchen!

About Ellery Adams

New York Times bestseller author, Ellery Adams, has written over thirty novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a Native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and wastes far too much time on Pinterest. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in central North Carolina.

About Tina Radcliffe
Tina Radcliffe has been dreaming and scribbling for years. Originally from Western NY, she left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her past careers include Certified Oncology R.N. and library cataloger.

Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and a four-time Carol Award finalist and three-time ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist. A 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner and a 2018 ACFW Mentor of the Year winner, Tina is also on the RWA and ACFW Honor Roll of Best-Selling Authors. In 2019 she won the Holt Medallion for Christmas with the Cowboy. A short story writer, she has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine

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My Rating: 3.5 Stars

3.5 stars.
Cozy mysteries are such fun and I enjoy them very much. This one is part of a series but totally can be read as a stand alone.

Cooper Lee and her Bible study group are invited to spend the weekend at a newly renovated inn as part of their soft launch. All are so excited to be there. But then there is a murder and the study group turns detective to figure out the culprit.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries, as I do, settle back and see if you are up to playing the part of a detective.

*My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book through Net Galley. The opinion here is my own. 

Book Review: ‘The Cul-de-Sac War’ by Melissa Ferguson

About The Book

All’s fair in love and prank wars.

Bree Leake doesn’t want to be tied down. She’s had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter—the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it’s time to move on again, Bree’s parents make her an offer: hold steady for a full year, and they will give her the one thing she’s always wanted—her grandmother’s house. Her dreams are coming true . . . until life at the theater throws her some curve balls. 

And then there’s Chip McBride—her handsome and infuriating next-door neighbor. 

Chip just might be the only person whose stubborn streak can match Bree’s. She would move heaven and earth to have him off her cul-de-sac and out of her life, but according to the bargain she’s struck, she can’t move out of her house and away from the man who’s making her life miserable. So begins Bree’s obsessive new mission: to drive Chip out of the neighborhood—and fast. 

Bree isn’t the only one who’s a tad competitive, and Chip is more than willing to fight fire with fire. But as their pranks escalate, the line between love and hate starts to blur—and their heated rivalry threatens to take a hilarious, heartwarming, and romantic new turn.

About Melissa Ferguson

Melissa Ferguson lives in Bristol, Tennessee, where she enjoys chasing her children and writing romantic comedies full of humor and heart. Her favorite hobby is taking friends and acquaintances and turning them into characters in her books without their knowledge. She is confident you should read all her novels, starting with this one.

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My Rating: 3.5

This book had a really good plot: two next door neighbors in a cul-de-sac warring about the construction the one is doing. The one who has an enormous dog who just happens to think the other is his favorite person. I enjoyed it a lot, especially the wit. I enjoyed how they eventually began to fall for each other. It was a fun book to read. I was a bit disappointed at the absence of a faith element, as it’s marketed as Christian fiction. But it was a good book and I can recommend it.

*My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own. 

Book Review: ‘The Holiday Husband’ (A Sugar Creek Novel Book 3) by Jenny B. Jones

About The Book

Annie made a holiday wish to be reunited with the one who got away.
She should’ve been more specific…

Museum curator Annie Bristow has spent years regretting a marriage proposal she turned down from her college sweetheart. When a fateful ride on a holiday train gives Annie the opportunity to make it right, she wishes for a do-over. She wants to go back and say yes to her one true love. Who better than a twinkly-eyed Mrs. Claus to make it happen? What could possibly go wrong?

Getting a second chance at love should’ve been a dream come true. But when Annie wakes up married to the wrong ex-boyfriend, she’ll have to pretend to be Mrs. Holden Thomas until the holiday train returns on Christmas Day. She’s determined to find a way to reunite with the right true love, but obstacles keep foiling her efforts. Like Holden being frustratingly handsome and unexpectedly charming. This quiet man holds onto a painful past of his own, and Annie finds herself drawn to the life Holden has built. But falling for him is so not part of the plan…

The countdown is on, and love is at stake. When Christmas morning arrives, will Annie return to her old life? Or say ‘I do” to the one man she never wished for?

The Holiday Husband is the third book in the Sugar Creek Novel series by award-winning author Jenny B. Jones. If you adore romantic comedies, unwrap this hilarious, heart-warming story of second chances gone awry and a holiday season filled with the magic of the season.

About Jenny B. Jones
Award-winning author Jenny B. Jones writes romance with sass and Southern charm. Woefully indecisive, she writes YA, New Adult, and women’s romance. Since she has very little free time, Jenny believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching bad TV, Tweeting deep thoughts to the world, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. You can find her at

My Rating: 5 STARS!

What would you do if you hit your head, passed out, and found yourself married when you woke up? With absolutely no knowledge of a husband? There you have the premise of Jenny B Jones’ latest. I absolutely devoured this book! The gal so totally knows her way around a Rom Com. Jones creates characters that leap right off the pages and feel like real people. I am a forever fan! I practically salivate thinking of her new books coming out. This one was so much FUN! I can’t wait for what she has next. Recommended.3 likes

Book Review: ‘Chasing Angels’ (Teagan Doyle Mysteries, Book 1) by Karin Kaufman

About The Book

Meet Teagan Doyle. Divorced, childless, a police academy washout. She’s failed at every endeavor, given up on every dream. But retired minister John “Berg” Bergland sees a fighter in her.

Plagued by strange noises, cold drafts, and moving objects in their new home—an old church in Wells, Colorado—Matt and Carissa Peterson are convinced the place is haunted. First they hire a psychic. Then a medium. Nothing helps.

But when they find a body buried in the wall of the church basement, they call Teagan and Berg, colleagues in a most unusual profession: demon stalking.

As Teagan and Berg work to free the church of its dark presence—and solve two murders connected to the church—they uncover a plot more sinister and far-reaching than they could have imagined. To survive, they must face their fears and muster every weapon of spiritual warfare they possess.

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  • Book 1: Chasing Angels
  • Book 2: Call of Chaos
  • Book 3: Shallow Graves
About Karin Kaufman
Karin Kaufman grew up devouring murder mysteries, especially of the cozy kind. Give her a good mystery, a comfy couch, and her sweet dog at her side, and she’s in heaven. She’s the author of the Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Series, the Smithwell Fairies Cozy Mystery Series, and the Anna Denning Mystery Series. The Witch Tree, the first book in her Anna Denning series, was a finalist for a Grace Award. Karin has also written two children’s books, The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins and More Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins.

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1. Death of a Dead Man
2. Death of a Scavenger
3. At Death’s Door
4. Death of a Santa
5. Scared to Death
6. Cheating Death
7. Death Trap
8. Death Knell
9. Garden of Death
10. Death of a Professor
11. Still as Death
12. Grim Death (coming soon)

1. Dying to Remember
2. Dead and Buried
3. Secret Santa Murder
4. Drop Dead Cold
5. Dastardly Deeds

1. Chasing Angels
2. Call of Chaos (coming)
3. Shallow Graves (coming)

1. The Witch Tree (Grace Award Finalist)
2. Sparrow House
3. The Sacrifice
4. The Club
5. Bitter Roots

1. The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins
2. More Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins
3. The Book of Tales (coming soon)
My Rating: 4 Stars!

I have enjoyed Karin Kaufman’s books for years and was happy to learn she had started a new three book series, one based on spiritual warfare.

The book has two main protagonists, Teagan Doyle, a woman in her late thirties who has dropped out of the police academy after failing a crucial test. Teagan is divorced, somewhat bitter and carries her own demons close.

Then there is Berg, a retired seventy-six year old pastor who is unashamedly a demon chaser. Berg believes totally in spiritual warfare and has no truck with mediums and psychics at all. These two unlikely folks have created a job history, and a very interesting one at that, of doing spiritual warfare on behalf of others.

This book captivated my interest early and I connected with the characters easily. Kaufman is a very good writer and this one was tautly written with a few quite surprising twists which left me gasping. It’s spooky at times and intense at others, but will not scare the daylights out of you.

Told in Teagan’s POV, the reader will come to see this woman has faith, but not enough to have any in herself. And Berg’s character was incredibly endearing to me. He is a man of great conviction and integrity. The book was very well done. The only disappointment for me was the language: more than a smattering of mild four letter words, which I felt added nothing to the book because it stood very well on its own.

I look forward to the next two books in this series. These two characters are very well done.

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and was not compensated in any way. The opinion in this review is expressly my own.

Book Review: ‘While It Was Snowing; (Restoring Heritage 2.5 Novella) by Tari Faris

About The Book

Return to Heritage with this heart warming Christmas novella.

Had Danielle known that delivering a message would land her holding a bouquet of red roses and wearing the first dress of her life, she would not have volunteered.

Danielle Fair has been working at her dad’s mechanic shop since she could talk, and she loves fixing cars. To everyone at the garage, she’s just Dan, one of the guys, and that’s fine by her…after all, without sisters or a mother, Danielle is lost when it comes to girly stuff. However, when she is forced to embrace her inner girly girl at Nate and Olivia’s winter wedding, her makeover wakes up not just the attention of the guys she works with, but also the one man she has secretly loved for some time—her best friend, Gideon Mathews—Danielle is suddenly beset with way too much attention and struggles to figure out who she is underneath it all.

There were always two things Gideon Mathews could count on: his beloved Detroit Lions not making it to the playoffs and Dan Fair being his best friend. But when Dan—no, Danielle—shows up to his sister’s wedding dressed as, of all things, a girl—no, a very beautiful, breathtaking, heart-stopping girl—he isn’t sure what to do with his sudden rush of emotions. Of course, he’s always known she was a girl, but suddenly he can’t keep his eyes, or mind…or heart away from her. Only now every guy in town seems to have the same problem. Did he lose his chance with Danielle by missing what had been in front of him for so long? Or can he convince her to be his by Christmas?

It’s Miss Congeniality goes to a winter wedding in a Christmas Cinderella tale. From snowed-in to snowball fights, Christmas trees to Christmas dances, this story has everything you need for a perfect holiday read.

Fuzzy socks and hot cocoa not included but encouraged while you read.’

About Tari Faris
I have been writing fiction for more than twelve years. It has been an exciting journey for this math-loving-dyslexic girl. I had read less than a handful of novels by the time I graduated from college and I thought I would end up in the field of science or math. But God had other plans and I wouldn’t trade this journey for anything. As someone told me once, God’s plans may not be easy, and they may not always make sense but they are never boring.​

When I am not writing or working, I spend time with my amazing husband. We have been married for fifteen wonderful years and have three sweet children. In my free time, I love coffee, rock hounding with my husband and kids, and distracting myself from housework.

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My Rating: 4 Stars!

I really, really enjoy the work of Tari Faris and this Christmas novella is just so incredibly delightful! Take a wonderful woman mechanic and a friend who is also a mechanic and then dress them both for a wedding and see what happens. Will it push them towards each other in the way they’ve been thinking for a while or will it push them farther apart. This was just so wonderful and there are some really cool surprises along the way that just made my heart smile. I devoured it in one sitting. Well done!

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a digital copy of this book. I received no compensation and the review here is my own opinion.

Publisher: Faris Fiction
Publication Date: November 5,2020

Book Review: ‘Night Fall’ (NightHawk Security Book 1) by Susan Sleeman

About The Book

She faces dangerous situations all the time…

Olympic downhill skier, Harper Young, knows what it’s like to look danger in the face. After all, she does it every time she races down a ski slope. She’s fine with that danger and even excels under the pressure, winning Olympic gold. And as a governor’s daughter, she’s familiar with receiving threats from the general public. But when a stalker turns his sights on Harper, she possesses zero skills to protect herself.

But she has no idea what lurks in the shadows.

Former Navy SEAL and ATF Agent, Aiden Byrd of Nighthawk Security is well versed in protection skills and knows the dangers she faces. Problem is, there’s an instant attraction between Aiden and Harper, and as Aiden and the Nighthawk team contract to protect her, he has to fight to remain professional. When the stalker grows bolder and tries to end Harper’s life, Aiden’s only hope in keeping her safe is to deny his feelings. Something that borders on impossible.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘Aiden dropped his finger to the trigger.’

Susan Sleeman, my go-to author for inspirational romantic suspense, has started a great new series with Night Fall. Nighthawk Security promises to be a super suspenseful series. Populated by the five Byrd brothers,, all former military or law enforcement, they have now formed a security investigative agency.

Sleeman is great at what she does and totally holds your interest all the way through, with surprises that will keep you guessing till the very end. Since Nighthawk Security is housed in the same building as the Veritas Agency, we get to see old friends from the previous two series, too! I loved seeing those folks again and also some from Blackwell Tactical. I am looking forward to the rest in this series. Recommended.

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. I received no compensation and the opinions in this review are entirely my own.

About Susan Sleeman

SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over thirty-five novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.
In addition to writing, Susan also hosts She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.
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Publisher: Edge of Your Seat Books, Inc
Publication Date: November 4, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Book Review & Giveaway: ‘The Right Kind of Fool’ by Sarah Loudin Thomas

About The Book:

Thirteen-year-old Loyal Raines is supposed to stay close to home on a hot summer day in 1934. When he slips away for a quick swim in the river and finds a dead body, he wishes he’d obeyed his mother. The ripples caused by his discovery will impact the town of Beverly, West Virginia, in ways no one could have imagined.

The first person those ripples disturb is Loyal’s absentee father. When Creed Raines realized his infant son was deaf, he headed for the hills, returning only to help meet his family’s basic needs. But when Loyal, now a young teen, stumbles upon a murder it’s his father he runs to tell–shaping the words with his hands. As Creed is pulled into the investigation he discovers that what sets his son apart isn’t his inability to hear but rather his courage. Longing to reclaim the life he abandoned, Creed will have to do more than help solve a murder if he wants to win his family’s hearts again. 

About Sarah Loudin Thomas
Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia.

Sarah is a fund-raiser for a children’s ministry who has time to write because she doesn’t have children of her own. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Coastal Carolina University and is the author of the acclaimed novels The Sound of Rain and Miracle in a Dry Season-winner of the 2015 Inspy Award. Sarah has also been a finalist for the Christy Award, ACFW Carol Award and the Christian Book of the Year Award. She and her husband live near Asheville, NC.

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My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘In many ways, God doesn’t let us get away with anything. He just leaves us to make our own beds and then lets us lay in ’em…..whether we like it or not.’

Sarah Loudin Thomas’s books are so full that they just won’t turn you loose until the book is finished. Her first did that to me and they continue to have that affect.

Set in 1934 West Virginia, thirteen year old Loyal Raines, who is deaf, slips away to swim in the river on a hot day even though he’s been told to stay home. Then he finds a dead body. His normally absentee father, Creed, tries to help, but the effects of this crime spread throughout the town in an alarming way.

Even though the murder is a central part of this story, what struck me most about it was the powerful emotions between Loyal and his father Creed…the man who thinks he’s responsible for Loyal’s deafness. The emotions Thomas brings in this story are heart-rich and deep. A captivating read as she takes us through the small town in depression WV and the reader is fully invested in the lives of the characters in the book. I know I was captivated. Well done! Recommended.

*My thanks to Bethany House Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. I received no compensation and the opinion here is entirely my own.

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: November 3, 2020

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Book Review: ‘The Escape’ (US Marshals Book 1) by Lisa Harris

About The Book

US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn are thrust into a high-profile case when they are called on to transport two prisoners across the country on a private plane. But when the plane experiences engine trouble en route from the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, the pilots crash-land the aircraft deep in the heart of the sprawling Salmon-Challis National Forest. 

When Madison and Jonas regain consciousness, they find both pilots and one prisoner dead–and one fugitive on the run. They’ll have to negotiate the rugged and remote backcountry through Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado while tracking a murderer who is desperate to disappear–and will do anything to stop them.

This high-octane game of cat-and-mouse from bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris will have your heart pumping as you try to catch a fugitive with nothing to lose.

About Lisa Harris
USA Today and CBA bestselling author LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has sold over half a million books. She and her family have spent over sixteen year working as missionaries in Africa where she runs a small non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project promotes Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)

When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at
My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘Sometimes the darkness seems so much stronger than the light….But God is so much bigger than the darkness.’

I had never read this author before, but the book’s cover and synopsis convinced me to give it a read. It was a really good book. I love a good suspense novel and this one fit the bill admirably. Two US Marshals are on a plane escorting two prisoners when the plane crashes, leaving only the marshals and one prisoner alive. And he has escaped. From then on, the action never lets up. This prisoner was an especially bad dude, too.

I was completely fascinated by the office of the US Marshals. The authors goes into detail about their roles and I was so interested that I looked them up on my own. I learned a lot and so glad I read this book. Be warned: there are more in this series to come and the reader will see this at the end. I am eagerly awaiting the next one in the series. I do recommend this book.

*My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion in this review is entirely my own, and I received no compensation.

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: November 3, 2020
Genre: inspirational romantic suspense
Length: 336 pages
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Book Review: ‘Fatal Identity’ by Jodie Bailey

About The Book

Secrets from her family’s past

thrust her into the crosshairs

At her partner’s Christmas wedding in the mountains, deputy US marshal Dana Santiago’s almost abducted—and only the quick actions of Alex “Rich” Richardson save her. Now Dana and Rich must work together to figure out why the kidnappers seem willing to go to any lengths to capture her. But to find the truth they must first dig up her family’s long-buried past…

From Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

About Jodie Bailey
Jodie Bailey is the CBA Best-selling author of novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it. Her second novel, Crossfire, was a RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner and her contemporary romance Quilted by Christmas received the Selah Award and spent two months on the CBA Bestseller List. Jodie is also a public speaker and teacher who packs her novels with the knowledge she’s gained as an Army wife.

Jodie Bailey grew up in Eastern North Carolina, where she developed a love for golden sand and the Atlantic Ocean. She started writing stories as soon as she learned how to put sentences together, and spent her childhood and teen years making her best friends’ dreams come true on paper.

In college, she met the love of her life–a soldier who rides a Harley and jumps out of airplanes for fun. This prompted a whole lot of moving from place to place, and she had no idea how much those moves would work their way into her stories. For ten years, she pursued her second love, teaching. Now a full-time writer, she still teaches part-time because the kids keep her young and, every once in awhile, she needs some time away from the imaginary characters.

Jodie currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs who think they rule the world.
My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘Her life could not end this way.’

I am a fan of Jodie Bailey’s inspirational romantic suspense books and have been for quite some time. So I was happy to read a new book by her. This one hit the ground running and never let up once. I love every minute of it. Deputy US Marshall Dana Santiago walks out into the night for a breath of air after attending her partner’s wedding and two men attack her. The fast action of police officer Alex Richardson manages to save her by a hair. Now comes the hard part: figuring out why someone wants her dead and who wants it that badly. Things escalate quickly from here as ‘Rich’ and Dana try to stay ahead of the murderous thugs bent on destroying her.

I love suspense and Bailey has done this very well indeed. Never a moment is wasted in this story as it raced along pouring out pure adrenaline in its wake. She packs a powerful spiritual message here, too, one that really ministered to me. Her very best work, in this reader’s opinion. I loved every single minute.

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. I received no compensation and the opinion in this review is entirely my own.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: November 1,2020
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