I absolutely love this series from Misty Beller! I have always loved history, even as a child, and especially enjoyed the stories of Native Americans, because one of my distant ancestors was Cherokee. This series is so satisfying to read and full of history and a very accurate portrayal of the ways of life of the Native Americans and the settlers who lived in peace with them.
Beller creates these stories so well and populates them with nearly real characters and deftly weaves the precious message of Christ into each one. I was captivated throughout. Well done!
My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinion here is expressly my own.
By now you have probably discovered that there are two – or three – of me. Well, not really. I’m the Valerie Hansen who writes Christian Romance, Suspense and Historical fiction. This is my maiden name and much easier to spell and remember than my married name.
I’ve been published since the 1980s and have over 70 books to my credit, most of which were written as Valerie Hansen. You can visit my website http://www.ValerieHansen.com to read excerpts and will find virtually all of my books still available through Amazon.com. MANY ARE ON KINDLE – INCLUDING TWO I HAVE REISSUED ON MY OWN! WAGES OF SIN is longer and grittier than my usual Love Inspired Historical titles. Good thing it’s on Kindle or you might have trouble holding up all the pages. 🙂 DANGEROUS DEVOTION is a romantic suspense in the style my readers are all so familiar with.
I’m thrilled that having my work on Kindle allows so many of my loyal readers to continue to find my books even after they’re out of print and, happily, my publisher has recently begun rereleasing previous titles, some in combination with other authors. You’ll get more than one book to enjoy in the shared cover!
I don’t have a blog right now but I am active on Facebook and participate as a guest on others such as CraftieLadiesofRomance.blogspot. Right now I’m working to complete a multiple book contract plus more K-9 series books which are always great fun.
3.5 If you enjoy inspirational suspense, here is one read you will enjoy. Being targeted and having to run for your life is a super scary thing. Pick up this book and see how this heroine handles it. Recommended.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via the Net Galley platform.
Near the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, tucked deep in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, sits a beautiful mountainside farm. Established in the 1940’s, this breathtaking getaway serves as the backdrop for Farmhouse Retreat, a collection of meaningful reflections that will help you escape life’s stresses and find rest and peace in the arms of God. Stunning imagery and DIY articles about canning, baking bread, foraging for décor, and other country pleasures will also let you experience the charm and daily workings of a real-life farm. Farmhouse Retreat invites you to surround yourself with the majesty of God’s creation as you wrap yourself in the wonderful, eternal truths of Scripture. What are you waiting for? It’s time to sit back, put up your feet, and breathe some fresh mountain air.
This little offering is incredibly delightful. The author bases her insights and devotions on a stay on a friend’s farm in the NC mountains. I live not far from these mountains and, being a lover of mountains, this was very appealing to me. Some of the things she describes in this book, such as egg gathering, cow milking, I gave actually done! However, she takes it a step further and brings wonderful spiritual insights into the equation. This was simply precious to read and one I will go back to in the future.
My thanks to Tyndale House for a copy of this book via the Net Galley platform. The opinion here is my own.
Her daring bid for freedom could be her greatest undoing.
Amid the Great War in 1918 England, munitions worker Rosalind Graham is desperate to escape the arranged marriage being forced on her by her ruthless guardian and instead follow her own course. When the Chilwell factory explodes, killing hundreds of unidentified workers, Rose realizes the world believes she perished in the disaster. Seizing the chance to escape, she risks all and assumes a new identity, taking a supervisory position in Gretna, Scotland, as Miss Tilly Lockhart.
RAF Captain Alex Baird is returning home to Gretna on a secret mission to uncover the saboteur suspected in the Chilwell explosion, as Gretna’s factory is likely next. Fearing for his family’s safety, he’s also haunted by guilt after failing to protect his brother. Alex is surprised to discover a young woman, Miss Lockhart, renting his boyhood room, but the two eventually bond over their mutual affection for his family–until Alex receives orders to surveil her.
Rose squirms beneath Alex’s scrutiny while she struggles to gain her workers’ respect. But when her deception turns to danger, she and Alex must find a way to put their painful pasts behind them and together try to safeguard the future. “With her trademark attention to historical detail, Kate Breslin sweeps readers to a Great War home front full of intrigue, suspense, danger, and courage.”–JOCELYN GREEN, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City “Readers will be captivated by this exquisite blend of historical intrigue and heartfelt romance from one of the finest voices in inspirational fiction.”–AMANDA BARRATT, author of My Dearest Dietrich and The White Rose Resists
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‘Choose fear or choose faith, but only one choice will bring peace.’
When I read Natalie Walters’ first book, I was hooked on her writing. She has released three books prior to this one and they’ve all been really good. This time, Walters totally ups her game. Big time.
Fighting terrorism on an international level, Brynn Taylor, a CIA analyst, and Jack Hudson, from the SNAP agency, must race against time to prevent what will play out as a total catastrophe. Then there is the issue of trust, or non-trust, they have with each other. Can they set that aside and work together for the common good?
Pulse-pounding excitement and action-packed, this one is a definite for the keeper shelf. And the secondary characters are great! Well done!
My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own.
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.
‘Just when her heart couldn’t possibly break more, another chip fell away.’
Michelle Griep is a great favorite of mine and this book only further cemented my opinion of her work. Here she presents her readers with a great story line. As usual, her research is impeccable and I love that aspect. I thoroughly enjoy looking into the history behind a book and she provides this very well.
Griep has crated characters that totally go down deep in my heart. And one I wanted to slap. Sorry, but that’s how I felt. Only further proof that she creates great characters, if she imagines up a really nasty one so hateful a reader wants to pop him. Just my opinion.
The story was of such talent that I could barely tear myself away at times. Absolutely and completely fascinating and one I won’t soon forget. There was great joy, great sadness and a thunderously perfect spiritual thread here, one that will ring loudly in my heart. Bravo!
My thanks to Barbour Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. I was not required to leave a review and the opinion here is my own.