Review: ‘Deadly Target’ (Rocky Mountain Courage book # 2) by Elizabeth Goddard

About The Book
Criminal psychologist Erin Larson’s dreams of a successful career come to a screeching halt when she nearly loses her own life in a boating accident on Puget Sound and then learns that her mother tried to commit suicide. She leaves her job as a criminal psychologist to care for her mother in Montana. At least she is able to produce her podcast, which focuses on solving missing persons cold cases.

Nathan Campbell’s father was investigating such a case when he was shot, and now Nathan needs to enlist Erin’s help to solve the case. She’s good at what she does. The only problem? She’s his ex.

As the two dig deeper, it becomes clear that they, too, are being targeted–and that the answers to their questions are buried deep within the past Erin struggles to explain and longs to forget.

The race is on for the truth in this gripping and complex tale of suspense, intrigue, and murder from USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard.
About Elizabeth Goddard
With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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4 Stars!

‘Evil wouldn’t let her forget that it existed, even for a few hours.’

Elizabeth Goddard is a great voice in inspirational suspense and I have long enjoyed her books. This one is action packed with enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. And Goddard throws in a very surprising twist to boot! Recommended.

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

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: November 1, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Length: 352 pages
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Review: ‘False Prophet’ (A Windy Ridge Legal Thriller, Book 4) by Rachel Dylan

About The Book

When an arsonist destroys Windy Ridge Community Church, Pastor Dan is shaken to the core. He calls on attorney Olivia Murray and her boyfriend Grant Baxter to help secure a place for worship services. Shockingly, the City of Windy Ridge denies the church’s application to use the civic center, and Olivia brings a lawsuit to protect the church’s constitutional rights.

During this already challenging time for the Windy Ridge community, an outside pastor decides to open a place of worship within the city limits. People begin flocking to the young charismatic preacher especially since Windy Ridge Community Church lost its building. Olivia worries that this new and radical approach to faith will lead people astray, but with each passing day, his popularity continues to grow.

When the police make a surprise arrest in the church arson, the battle lines are drawn across Windy Ridge. Alliances are shaken and relationships are tested like they’ve never been before. The forces of darkness are working overtime to shake the faith of the believers. Can Olivia and Grant stand up for their faith and prevail in the battle of good versus evil?

About Rachel Dylan
Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation’s top law firms. The Atlanta Justice Series features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Deadly Proof, the first book in the ATLANTA JUSTICE series, is a CBA bestseller, an FHL Reader’s Choice Award winner, a Daphne du Maurier Finalist, and a Holt Medallion Finalist. Lone Witness is the winner of a Holt Medallion, the Maggie Award, and is a Selah Finalist. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids–two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. You can find Rachel at
My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘The forces of darkness in this town are strong and mighty, but our God is even stronger.’

I have been enjoying this series so much! Spiritual warfare is so real and Rachel Dylan’s books in this series portrays it very well indeed. I was captivated by the first book and continue to be so. As the small town of Windy Ridge faces yet another problem after the church is burned down, a very charismatic preacher comes to town and starts a new church, where he teaches not all paths are the same. Dan, Olivia and Grant know there is something wrong and pray hard and move in the Spirit to find out. Then they are faced with a foe they thought had left town. These three soldiers of Christ must do battle in the Spirit to defeat these foes. Dylan leaves the door open here for another book/books and that makes me very glad indeed.

Publisher: NYLA
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Length: 277 pages
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Review: ‘A Cross Country Christmas’ by Courtney Walsh

About The Book

Lauren Richmond isn’t a fan of Christmas.

Which is why she rarely makes the trip home to the Midwest for the holidays. After all, she has plenty to keep her busy—namely, her duties as a set decorator on a TV sitcom.

But this December, Lauren‘s brother and his wife are expecting a baby, so her brother arranges a ride home for her with his good friend, Will.

Unfortunately for Lauren, she’s been trying to forget college baseball coach and childhood crush Will Sinclair for more than ten years.

Now, thanks to her fear of flying, she’s stuck in a car with him from California to Illinois.

She’s circumspect and organized. He’s flirty and spontaneous.

She’s convinced that people don’t change. He’s trying to prove to her (and himself) that he has.

On this cross-country road trip, they’ll both discover that history doesn’t exactly repeat itself. . . but like any good Christmas carol, it does have a second verse.

About Courtney Walsh
Courtney Walsh is a novelist, theatre director, and playwright. She writes small town romance and women’s fiction while juggling the performing arts studio and youth theatre she owns and runs with her husband. Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists. Her novel, Just Let Go, won the Carol Award in 2019 and Just One Kiss was a 2020 Christy Award Finalist.

A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children and a sometimes naughty Bernedoodle named Luna.

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My Rating: 5 Stars!

Oh, please let me give this book more than 5 stars! It just ticks all the boxes for a lovely, emotional, and heart fulfilling Christmas tale. I loved every single minute. Just every word. I was caught up from the beginning, and I love when that happens. Walsh has outdone herself with this one, folks. I burst into tears at one point and my poor husband was mystified at my crying. Soon those tears that were rolling down my cheeks were dripping onto my shirt. This one is most precious. So many heart-filling moments, and this one is one you will not soon forget. Destined for a reread every Christmas. If not sooner! Well done!

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Review: ‘Christmas at the Inn’ (A Fairhope Novella) by Ashley Clark

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Praise for Christmas at the Inn
“Ashley Clark writes with a whimsical charm that immediately sweeps you into Christmas at the Inn! I love Violet’s free spirit ways, and Walter delighted me with ease. And though it’s not necessary to have read Clark’s previous books to enjoy this one, those of us who were already fans will love the reappearance of Millie and her boardinghouse. A perfect romantic read for a cozy, Christmasy day!”
-Melissa Tagg, USA Today Bestselling, Christy Award-winning author

Fairhope, Alabama. 1952.

Take a trip to Millie’s Boardinghouse this Christmas…

When Walter and Violet fake a relationship for the sake of their families, they find themselves in a surprising situation under the mistletoe thanks to Millie, the inn’s owner.

But just as sparks begin to fly and Walter prepares to confess his feelings, he gets news from his family that will have both he and Violet reevaluating what they really want this Christmas… and for their future.

Fans of The Dress Shop on King Street will enjoy this sweet, historical romance set during Millie’s first Christmas as a mother.
About Ashley Clark
Ashley Clark writes romance with southern grace. She’s dreamed of being a writer ever since the thumbprint-cookie-days of library story hour. Ashley has an M.A. in English and enjoys teaching literature courses as an adjunct. She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, Ashley’s usually busy rescuing stray animals and finding charming new towns.
My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘It was Christmastime, after all—-and if there ever was anytime to make a wish, it was now.’

Boy, how I loved this little novella! As the old saying goes, ‘It was short but sweet.’ So very true. This tiny book filled my heart right up to the brim. All the elements for a great read are here: wonderful characters, sweet wit, poignant story line, heart filling and just so incredibly delightful! This one is going on my top reads if the year list. Walter and Violet are two of my favorite characters. Ashley Clark shines here! Bravo!

Review: ‘The Path Not Taken’ (Kendrick Creek) by Ruth Logan Herne

About The Book
A second chance to follow her heart…
in this novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne
She never thought she’d see him again…
Or tell him they have a son.
Ten years ago, Devlyn McCabe refused to let her secret—their child—be the reason Ryland Bauer stayed. Now Rye’s back to make an offer on her property, and she can’t keep hiding the truth. Rye will do anything to be part of his son’s life. But he’ll have to reveal the real reason he left if he wants them to become a family…
From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.
Kendrick Creek
Book 1: Rebuilding Her Life
Book 2: The Path Not Taken

About Ruth Logan Herne

USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of over 50 novels and novellas. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over two million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read.

She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October. Ruthy herself is in charge of the kitchen and her very own baked goods, jams and jellies are for sale. The farm gives Ruthy a chance to chat with real people… then turn them into fictional characters during the quiet of mid-winter, so be careful what you say!

She loves chatting with readers through her website blog and hanging with readers and writers in Seekerville… where coffee is always hot, fresh and good! She loves playing in the kitchen, too, with a wonderful group of regionally-inspired inspirational authors at the Yankee Belle Cafe On Goodreads, she’s (yes, you guessed it!) Ruth Logan Herne, and that’s how to find this prolific author on facebook, too!

5 Stars!

‘She’d gotten this far by trusting the Almighty. She’d travel the rest of the way doing the exact same thing.’

Ruth Logan Herne takes us back to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in this second book of her Kendrick Creek series. And what an absolutely wonderful story it was! I’ve always said that Herne writes with heart and I feel that way about each of her books. It’s just such a unique thing about her work. I really can’t adequately explain it. I just ‘feel’ it. And this one profoundly affected me. I felt it down deep–the situations, the plot, the characters. As soon as I started reading, this book wrapped itself around my heart completely. It felt soooo good. I finished in just hours, could not tear myself away. Well done indeed!

My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinion in this review is completely my own.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Inspirational
Length: 165 pages
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Review: ‘Yuletide Cold Case Cover-Up’ (Cold Case Investigators Book 3) By Jessica Patch

About The Book

The mystery of her sister’s death
is about to reveal some deadly answers…

When her sister’s remains are found just before Christmas, cold case agent Poppy Holliday is determined to solve the years-old murder—even if it turns the killer’s sights on her. But her investigation with her straitlaced partner, Rhett Wallace, is stirring up the town’s old memories—and bitter grudges. And this killer will do anything to keep secrets buried…

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Cold Case Investigators

Book 1: Cold Case Takedown
Book 2: Cold Case Double Cross
Book 3: Yuletide Cold Case Cover-Up

About Jessica R. Patch
Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists whether she’s penned a romantic suspense, a cold case thriller, or a small-town romance. When she’s not getting into fictional mischief with her characters, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by some of her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter “Patched In” at Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.
5 Stars!

‘Was God hugging her? Why would He want to? She’d let Him down.’

I am a huge fan of this author. All her books sit on my shelves, many of them read more than once. She is great at suspense and sometimes has a great dry wit. The idioms situation in this book was so funny. This book reads like Patch put her heart into it. There was so much to love. My favorite genre is suspense and this one ticks all the boxes. Great characters, really good plot, plenty of suspects, loads of danger. I was in from the very first page. I love it when that happens. Purely love it.

Here we have two flawed people, both living under self-imposed guilt from situations in their past. Situations that were truly not their fault, but that’s how minds work. Will they put down the heavy burden of guilt they’ve carried so long and allow God to lift it from their backs? Because that’s what we all tend to do, isn’t it? Not drop something when Christ has freed us from it?

Patch’s hero here, Rhett, is her best since Wilder Flynn in an earlier book. Well, they are kinda tied for greatest hero in my book. (Pun intended) The connection between Rhett and Poppy was nearly tangible. And I don’t mean just a romantic connection. There is a soul deep connection here and it is very well done.

Seriously this book truly did it for me. I loved it so much. There is super great suspense, a wonderful plot that I did not figure out at all, and a surprise element thrown in that caused me many smiles. Patch is at her best here. Well done!

My thanks to the publisher and author for a complimentary copy of this book. I was not pressured to leave a positive review and the opinion here is my own.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Length: 164 pages
Genre: Inspirational romantic suspense
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Review: ‘The Prodigal’s Holiday Hope’ (Wyoming Ranchers) by Jill Kemerer

About The Book
He’s learned from his mistakes…

But can he prove he’s changed?

When Sawyer Roth is hired to work on his childhood ranch, he knows he has a damaged reputation to repair. Tess Malone, the new ranch owner’s daughter, is the hardest to win over. But as Christmas approaches, Tess and her toddler son find a way into Sawyer’s heart. He lost everything the last time he put his trust in love. Can he risk it all again?

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Wyoming Ranchers

Book 1: The Prodigal’s Holiday Hope
Book 2: A Cowboy to Rely On
About Jill Kemerer
Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She is a multi-published author of Christian romance novels with Harlequin Love Inspired–over half a million of her books have sold worldwide.
A former electrical engineer, Jill now writes full-time. Her essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She rarely passes up a bookstore and spends too much time at the library. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,
4 Stars!

‘She’d never deserved lavish love, but Jesus gave it to her freely.’

I love Jill Kemerer’s cowboy stories and her way of describing ranch life in the west. Here she begins a new series and it sure promises to be good! Great storyline, wonderful characters and heart-felt emotions, all in abundance! Well done! I can’t wait for the next in this series.

My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. My opinion here is my own.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Length: 174 pages
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Review: ‘Yukon Justice’ by Dana Mentink

About The Book

Sabotage on a family ranch…

this K-9’s on the case.

When her estranged uncle attempts to sabotage her family’s reindeer ranch, K-9 team assistant Katie Kapowski heads home to help save it—and becomes his target. With their rocky past, Alaska State Trooper Brayden Ford and his furry partner are the last team Katie wants assigned to protect her. But with the ranch under siege, they must work together…or risk falling victim to a killer.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Alaska K-9 Unit

Book 1: Alaskan Rescue by Terri Reed
Book 2: Wilderness Defender by Maggie K. Black
Book 3: Undercover Mission by Sharon Dunn
Book 4: Tracking Stolen Secrets by Laura Scott
Book 5: Deadly Cargo by Jodie Bailey
Book 6: Arctic Witness by Heather Woodhaven
Book 7: Yukon Justice by Dana Mentink
Book 8: Blizzard Showdown by Shirlee McCoy

About Dana Mentink
Dana Mentink is a national and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author. She’s written more than forty mystery and suspense novels for Love Inspired Suspense, Harvest House, and Poisoned Pen Press. She is honored to have received two ACFW Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion Award, and a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Please visit her on the web at or find her on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. Dana hosts monthly contests and giveaways via her Dana Mentink’s Reader Group
5 Stars!

This book in this series is an exceptional one! Dana Mentink is great here.i really enjoyed reading about the reindeer farm. Fascinating! A relentless bad guy totally committed to his vicious mind and crime makes it a truly compelling read.

My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Inspirational romantic suspense
Length: 183 pages
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Review: ‘Texas Christmas Revenge’ by Connie Queen

About The Book

An abandoned little boy is the only clue
to a killer’s dangerous holiday plot…

Certain a desperate 911 caller is her presumed-dead sister, emergency dispatcher Brandi Callahan follows the cryptic message to a terrified toddler…and an armed assailant. Now Brandi will do anything to protect the boy—even if it means asking her ex-fiancé, Texas Ranger Rhett Kincaid, for help. But can Brandi and Rhett stop this killer before he exacts his terrible Christmas vengeance?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

About Connie Queen
Connie Queen spent her life in Texas where she met and married her high-school sweetheart. Together they’ve raised eight children and are enjoying their grandchildren. As a child, Connie remembers her mom and sisters reading but she preferred to be outside. It wasn’t until later, she found the joy of being whisked away into another world. Today she resides in Nebraska with her husband, and Nash, her Great Dane, where she’s working on her next suspense novel.
4 Stars!

When a baby is found abandoned, and a 911 call raises a powerful question, things begin to move along swiftly in this very good suspense book from Connie Queen. Action packed and full of surprises from the get-go, this one will satisfy any fan of inspirational suspense. But remember: nothing is ever what it seems. Good read!

My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Length: 170 pages
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Review: ‘Crosshairs’ by Patricia Bradley

About the Book
Investigative Services Branch (ISB) ranger Ainsley Beaumont arrives in her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, to investigate the murder of a three-month-pregnant teenager. While she wishes the visit was under better circumstances, she never imagined that she would become the killer’s next target–nor that she’d have to work alongside an old flame.

After he almost killed a child, former FBI sniper Lincoln Steele couldn’t bring himself to fire a gun, which had deadly and unforeseen consequences for his best friend. Crushed beneath a load of guilt, Linc is working at Melrose Estate as an interpretive ranger. But as danger closes in on Ainsley during her murder investigation, Linc will have to find the courage to protect her. The only question is, will it be too little, too late?

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley continues her Natchez Trace Park Rangers series with a story about how good must prevail when evil just won’t quit.
About Patricia Bradley
Winner of an Inspirational Readers Choice Award, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum.
But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia’s romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series set in Mississippi and two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, Matthew’s Choice and The Christmas Campaign that are available on Amazon.
The first Memphis Cold Case book, Justice Delayed, released February 2017, and Justice Buried, the 2nd in the cold case books releases September 2017.
A Heartwarming Christmas, an anthology written with eleven Heartwarming authors debuted at #81 on USA Today’s Top 150 Titles. The Gingerbread Pony is her contribution to the anthology. October 3, 2017, Revenge releases in the anthology, The Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers. In Revenge, Andi Hollister and Will Kincade’s story from Justice Delayed continues…
Her workshops on writing include two online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers and workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference in Collierville, TN. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.
4 Stars!

Patricia Bradley is a new to me author and since suspense is my favorite genre, I decided to give her a try. This is quite good suspense, very detailed with well done characters. I enjoyed the plot and locale of the story very much. And there was a super surprise twist at the end that I did not suspect. Well done.

My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of the book via the Net Galley platform. The opinion here is my own.

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Length: 412 pages
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