Review: ‘Never Leave Me’ (Waters of Time) by Jody Hedlund

About The Book
In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.

When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

Bestselling and award-winning author Jody Hedlund plunges you into the swiftly flowing river of history in a race against the clock in this breathtaking, emotional second Waters of Time story.
About Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.
My Rating” 4 Stars!

‘Maybe God was still there with her, never leaving her, always wanting to help her, always loving her.’

The first book in Jody Hedlund’s series drew me in almost instantly and I absolutely loved it! I couldn’t wait for the second in the series and now that I’ve read it, I loved it also.

Ellen Creighton could use some of that holy water her sister Marian and father used, because she is near death’s door from a genetic disease. And Harrison, paralyzed and in a wheelchair since the age of four, could use some, too. But things are not that simple. They can’t get anymore unless they travel back in time to retrieve it and then there is a chance they may not find it.

Get on board with this series and watch and read in awe as Hedlund takes her readers on a wonderful split time story! I found myself gasping may times, hand to chest in wonderment. I loved every minute! I hated for it to end.

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

Publisher: Revel
Publication Date: January, 4, 2021
Length: 368 pages
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Review: ‘Life Flight’ (Extreme Measures, #1) by Lynette Eason

About The Book
“A heart-stopping, breath-stealing masterpiece of romantic suspense!”– Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author


EMS helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to high stress situations, but being forced to land on a mountain in a raging storm with a critical patient–and a serial killer on the loose–tests her skills and her nerve to the limit. She survives with FBI Special Agent Holt Satterfield’s help. But she’s not out of the woods yet.

In the ensuing days, Penny finds herself under attack. And when news reaches Holt that he may not have gotten his man after all, it will take all he and Penny have to catch a killer–before he catches one of them.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason is back with another high-octane tale of close calls, narrow escapes, and the fight to bring a nefarious criminal to justice.

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 Publisher’s Weekly, 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.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘She was getting really tired of people aiming guns at her.’

Lynette Eason begins a new series with this one and it is incredibly good. Penny and Holt are great primary characters and each also have issues that need to be dealt with, which makes the story even better. They are fighting for their lives from the get-go here and the action rarely lets up for more than a few hours.

Eason has once again crafted very real characters and an awesome plot. She also manages to create a super bad, bad guy. I was on pins and needles on more than one occasion. Eason really knows her stuff when it comes to writing a suspenseful novel.

Skillfully told and populated with good characters, this is one for the keeper shelf for sure.

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

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: January 4, 2022
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Inspirational romantic suspense
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Review: ‘Sunrise’ (Sky King Ranch) by Susan May Warren

About The Book
Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he’s headed home to the destiny that awaits him. 

That’s not all that’s waiting for Dodge. His childhood best friend and former flame, Echo Yazzie, is a true Alaskan–a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. Most of all, she’s living a life Dodge knows could get her killed. One of these days she’s going to get lost in the woods again, and his worst fear is that he won’t be there to find her.
When one of Echo’s fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. Plus, there’s more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

Will Dodge be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

Sunrise is the first explosive volume in a new nail-biting series from USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren.
About Susan May Warren
Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories.
Here’s my “Official” Bio.
With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.
With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.
Of her books, Publisher’s Weekly has written, “Warren lays bare her characters’ human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness.”
And Library Journal adds, “Warren’s characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance…”
Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of Novel.Academy and, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She’s also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation.
My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘You’re afraid of God not doing things your way. Stop telling God what you want, and let him work his will in you. You might find answers.’

The instant I put down a Susan May Warren book, my heart and head are so full, it’s nearly impossible to think of anything else and craft a review worthy of said book. My heart is just so full, totally captivated by these amazing characters and their lives.

Warren begins a new series, Sky King Ranch, with this book. Set in the state of Alaska, her descriptions are so incredibly vivid, I can very nearly feel the cold and see with my mind’s eye the beautiful vistas in the scenes of the book. The dog sleds, the plane rescues, the cabins, the grizzlies, all seem so real!

Dodge and Echo captured my heart with their love that began as children. Makes me want to follow them into old age because this is a forever love destined to never dim one bit. This story was totally satisfying in every way and one I will not forget. And it ends on a note that left me gasping. Perfection. Well done!

I won a copy of this book on the Library Thing site. I was not required to leave a review. The opinion here is my own.

Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: January 4, 2022
Length: 368 pages
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