Review: ‘Tracking Concealed Evidence’ by Sharee Stover

About The Book
Unearthing clues in a murder

could be the last thing they do…

To salvage his reputation, former forensic entomologist Jamie Dyer and his cadaver dog search for clues in a dismissed homicide—and find the victim’s sister, Detective Shaylee Adler, buried alive. Convinced her senator brother-in-law is behind the attack on her and her sister’s disappearance, Shaylee needs Jamie’s expertise. But can they uncover a deadly conspiracy before the killer buries the case—and them—for good?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
About Sharee Stover
Colorado native Sharee Stover lives in Nebraska with her real-life-hero husband, three too-good-to-be-true children, and two ridiculously spoiled dogs. A self-proclaimed word nerd, she loves the power of the written word to transform, ignite and restore. She writes Christian romantic suspense combining heart-racing, nail-biting suspense and the delight of falling in love all in one. When she isn’t writing, Sharee enjoys reading, crocheting and long walks with her obnoxiously lovable German Shepherd. Visit her at https://www.shareestover.com
My rating: 4 Stars!
Sharee Stover takes her readers on an interesting trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Only it’s a dangerous trip, with a killer lurking behind every tree. We get a good journey into sink holes, mines, caves, and entomology. And that killer will stop at nothing to silence those who are onto his crimes. And there are dogs!! Sharee Stover knows her stuff. Recommended.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion here is mine.
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BJRXFS4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Review: ‘Say It’s For Good’ by Teresa Tysinger

About The Book:
Is a decade enough time to heal old wounds?

Professional chef Leah Spencer is level-headed, responsible, and practical—making it an easy decision to move home to Laurel Cove, North Carolina to care for her ailing father. All he wants is for his only child to find love and partnership like he had with his late wife—before he leaves her all alone. Desperate to ease his worries, as well as her own, she breaks character and creates a fake relationship with the one man in town who likely wants nothing to do with her. And the one man she’s ever truly loved.

Ladies’ man Jasper Bowdon has successfully avoided commitment ever since his heart was broken a decade ago. Casual dating, however, had grown tiresome and he’d recently decided to take a break from women to finally figure out what he really wants. Why, then, does he agree to a pretend relationship with the very woman who’d ruined him in the first place? And why is he left wondering if it could all be part of God’s plan to heal them both?

Love and friendship get a second chance in this final installment of the Laurel Cove Romance Series. Books in this series are stand-alone and can be read and enjoyed in any order.
About Teresa Tysinger
Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern Contemporary Romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications and public relations professional. She loves coffee, traveling, and prides herself in knowing and loving almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog. Teresa is a proud member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘Everything doesn’t always turn out fine. But I know God wants the best for us. And I think you’re the best for me.’

What can I say that will do this book justice? That I loved it? I surely did. That it moved me? It truly did. Here’s what will make or break a book for me. If I start reading and the characters seem wooden and unfeeling. That will make me put a book down quickly. Teresa Tysinger does not create wooden characters. Ever. Even her secondary characters are wonderful. They walk into my heart and all of a sudden, I’m part of every scene; albeit just as an observer. Her characters deal with real life problems. And they deal with them as normal people do and they face heartache and fear and love just as we do.

This is not a fluffy read, folks. The heroine deals with an issue many people face, and sometimes it threatens to completely overwhelm her. And the hero is, well, he’s an amazing guy, and a wonderful man of God. One of the best. Both of these characters learn that life is best faced when you learn to lean on God.

The spiritual thread here is powerful. One sentence ministered greatly to a situation I was facing in my own life. Then it kept on ministering. I love it when God does that! Don’t miss this one, folks. I highly recommend it.

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

Publisher: Good Day Publishing
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Laurel-Cove-Romance-Book-ebook/dp/B09JRGBGSN/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=say+it%27s+for+good&qid=1637671159&s=digital-text&sr=1-3

Review: ‘Texas Cold Case Threat’ (Quantico Profilers, Book 1) by Jessica R. Patch

About The Book
When a cold case turns hot,

an isolated ranch goes from refuge…to crime scene.

After a murderer sends her taunting letters, FBI behavioral analyst Chelsey Banks retreats to a friend’s ranch—and interrupts the housekeeper being attacked. When evidence connects the break-in to a cold-case serial killer, Chelsey’s best friend, Texas Ranger Tack Holliday, needs her help. With Tack at her side, this could be Chelsey’s chance to catch two killers—unless one of them gets her first.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Quantico Profilers

Book 1: Texas Cold Case Threat



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 http://www.jessicarpatch.com. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.
My Rating: 4 Stars!
‘Hard to keep a clear head when someone was doing their best to blow it off.’

Jessica Patch is a dab hand at a great inspirational suspense story. I have been a fan since I read her very first book, which was not suspense, but awesome! She does well in several genres, in fact. This one features a great plot with super characters who work hard to keep bad guys off the streets. If they don’t get done in by them first. Patch’s heroes are always off the charts great, too. I loved it!

My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BJWDQXJ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i4

Review: ‘The Veteran’s Vow’ (K-9 Companions Book 3) by Jill Lynn

About The Book:

Could his biggest fear

be what he needs to heal?

After a traumatic brain injury, military vet Behr Delgado refuses the one thing that could help him—a service dog. But Ellery Watson is sure the perfect pup will change Behr’s life and offers to work with him one-on-one. As Behr sets about overcoming his fears, Ellery’s surprised to find herself opening up about her troubled nephew. Will family obligations force them to deny what’s in their hearts?

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

K-9 Companions

Book 1: Their Unbreakable Bond by Deb Kastner
Book 2: Finding Her Way Back by Lisa Carter
Book 3: The Veteran’s Vow by Jill Lynn
Book 4: Her Easter Prayer by Lee Tobin McClain
Book 5: Earning Her Trust by Brenda Minton

About Jill Lynn
Jill Lynn is a Carol Award & FHL Reader’s Choice Award winning author. She spends her days tapping out small-town stories filled with humor and her evenings hoping someone else will cook dinner. Jill lives in Colorado with her husband and two teenage children. She loves connecting with readers online at Facebook.com/JillLynnAuthor & Instagram.com/JillLynnAuthor.
Book List
Texas Series:
Free Novella – The Start of Us
1. Falling for Texas
2. Her Texas Family
3. Her Texas Cowboy
Colorado Grooms Series:
1. The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter
2. The Rancher’s Unexpected Baby
3. The Bull Rider’s Secret
4. Her Hidden Hope
5. Raising Honor
6. Choosing His Family
K9 Companions:
The Veteran’s Vow
Non-fiction:
Just Show Up with Kara Tippetts
Find out more at Jill-Lynn.com.
My Rating: 4 Stars!

The premise for this book is wonderful. My family has a strong military presence and with my own husband being a veteran, I was very interested in reading the book. I know that many veterans are paired with service dogs and they are of great value to them. So, I was all in from the beginning with this plot.

Jill Lynn has crafted a great story of how dogs are matched with veterans and their individual needs. I loved how well trained and sensitive a dog Margo was. And it’s a good story to boot!

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

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Length: 212 pages
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09D3WKYJT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Review: ‘Death Valley Double Cross’ (Desert Justice, Book Three) by Dana Mentink

A killer seeking revenge

will stop at nothing to get it…

Pilar Jefferson is shocked to learn that her supposedly deceased father is alive and has been in prison—and now his ruthless former partner is after her. Fleeing on her wedding day was the best way to protect her loved ones. But now with her mother held for ransom and her ex-fiancé, Austin Duke, stumbling back into her life, can she keep everyone safe—and escape an assassin?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Desert Justice

Book 1: Framed in Death Valley
Book 2: Missing in the Desert
Book 3: Death Valley Double Cross
Book 4: Death Valley Hideout

About Dana Mentink
Dana Mentink is a USA TODAY 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 http://www.danamentink.com to sign up for her newsletter, or find her on Twitter, Facebook and Bookbub.
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Dana Mentink takes her readers back to the small town if Furnace Falls in Death Valley for another suspense story. A locale that is fascinating and a good plot with some twists and good characters make for a very good read.

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

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BJTZTD3/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i6

Review: ‘Safe House Exposed’ by Darlene L. Turner

About The Book
Witness protection should have kept them safe.

Instead, it left them completely exposed…

Canadian border patrol officer Emma James has only one concern after putting a crime boss behind bars: keeping her daughter safe. But witness protection has a leak, and Emma’s enemies know exactly where to find her. Now on the run with no safe haven, trusting her estranged former brother-in-law, police constable Mason James, to shield them is her only hope…

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
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 http://www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.
My Review: 4 Stars!

‘Would he ever be able to prove he was worthy?’

I really enjoyed this book from Darlene L. Turner. Witness protection gone bad is the basic theme here. She has crafted a great plot and characters that have issues beyond the protection theme. Add to that a culprit who is maddingly difficult to identify (I never did!), and then throw in a surprise twist, and you’re in for a great suspense story with a good spiritual thread included. Well done!

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

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Length: 243 pages
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BJWV8WS/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1

Review: ‘What Matters Most’ (The Spencer Family) by Andrea Boyd

About The Book
Jolene Spencer had been perplexed from the first mention of Micah Abrams. Why would a grown man uproot his life and move two states over at the urging of Jo’s momma? How did he and Ma even meet? And he’s raising a daughter by himself. Where is the child’s momma and how does she fit into his plans?
When Jo first sees him standing on the front porch, staring like a deer caught in the headlights and seemingly unable to speak, she pegs him as a shy one. But then he walks in with a confident swagger and mingles with her family like he’s been there all his life.
Jo finds herself falling for the stranger and his adorable little girl. A dream that had been tucked away and forgotten about suddenly seems within her grasp. Then her worst sin is exposed, and it all turns to ash. She’s not the woman she once was, but does that even matter? Micah seems willing to set her mistakes aside, but can she forgive herself?
About Andrea Boyd
Each of Andrea Boyd’s series represents a different genre but all fall into the category of romance. All offer an element of her own brand of humor. And all are a tribute to God. Besides writing, she loves spending time with her family, quilting, going to car shows, and driving around in her 1968 Barracuda convertible. Andrea lives with her husband, Tommy, and at least a couple of cats in York County, SC.
You can visit her website @ http://www.andreaboyd11.com
My Rating: 5 stars!

‘Some people had to hit rock bottom before they called on God. Maybe she was nearing that point.’

This series, which I suspect isn’t quite over, has been so very good. Heartwarming. Precious. Deeply moving, and, I must say, at times very heartbreaking. I wept during the reading of this one. Jo’s troubles and the affect they had on her heart hurt to read sometimes.

Andrea Boyd knows her stuff, creating great characters and weaving their joys, problems, heartaches into a rich and moving story. Well done!

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. I was not required to leave a positive review.

Publication Date: February 14, 2022
Publisher: Dreamer
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09NMP8YTY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1

Review: ‘Never Court A Count’ (Fortune’s Brides, The Wedding Vow, Book 2) by Regina Scott

About The Book

Being engaged to the most dashing bachelor in London isn’t all fun and games.

Lady Calantha, middle daughter of the Duke of Wey, has the unique ability to turn invisible in company. Well, not entirely invisible, or the eligible Frederick, Count Montalban, wouldn’t have noticed her at all. But Callie’s shy nature and plain features tend to make people overlook her. And they say the most outrageous things around her as a result, which is why she accidentally overhears strangers plotting to harm the count and his royal brother and father. What can a lady do but warn him?

Fritz, Count Montalban, is determined to keep his family safe. But he can’t drag Callie all over London to identify those plotting against them unless she has a reason to be alone with him. Pretending an engagement sounds like the perfect plan. After all, his dashing demeanor hides a wounded soul that demands he hold a true fiancée at a distance. But there’s something about Callie that pulls him closer.

As the danger grows along with their attraction, Fritz and Callie must work together to protect both their families, and Fritz finds his heart cracking open. Can he prove to the sweet Callie that she will never be invisible, to him?

If you like warm, witty historical romances, with a touch of intrigue, then you’ll love this historical romance by an award-winning author.

“Regina Scott writes some of today’s best Historical Romance novels!” Huntress Reviews

Start courting a count, today.

About Regina Scott
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she’d learned a bit more about writing. Since then, she’s had published more than 50 clean historical romances. Her books have earned praise from reviewers and readers alike. Booklist calls her work “quietly compelling” and “impeccably written.” Huntress Reviews says, “Regina Scott delivers,” and “I will always buy a book with Regina Scott’s name on it.”
Regina Scott is the author of the American Wonders Collection, set in the history of our national parks, and the Frontier Bachelors series set in pioneer Seattle. She is also the author of more than three dozen sweet historical romances set in Regency England in such series as Grace-by-the-Sea, Fortune’s Brides, Uncommon Courtships, and the Lady Emily Capers. She has twice been awarded best book of the year for her type of story from industry favorite RT Book Reviews. A Distance Too Grand in the American Wonders Collection was named one of the top 10 romances of the year by Booklist.
Regina Scott has learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course. She makes her home in the Puget Sound area of Washington State with her beloved husband. Find her online at her website http://www.reginascott.com, the blog she shares with author Marissa Doyle at http://www.nineteenteen.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/authorreginascott, and on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/reginascott. Subscribe to her newsletter at https://subscribe.reginascott.com so you’ll always know when a new book is out or on sale.
4 Stars!

Book two of Regina Scott’s series is even better than the first! Lady Calantha is a wonderful character who is known as a lady who can become invisible. All because she listens. That skill serves her well as she enters into a pretend engagement with Fritz, Count Montalban, in order to help him discover the culprits trying to besmirch his name. This was a very good Regency.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book.

Publisher: Edwards and Williams
Publication Date: February 21, 2022
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09NQVXYT9/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1

Review: ‘In Search Of A Prince’ by Toni Shiloh

About The Book
It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything.

Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha’s Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell–Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.

Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?
About Toni Shiloh
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist.
A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at http://tonishiloh.com.
3.5 Stars!

3.5.
Imagine being happy with your life and one day your mother tells you that you are the crown Princess if a small island nation? And the king is near death. You must go and see him and decide how your life will play out now. Then you discover you must marry before the king passed and are given a list of men to choose from. Boy, I sure wouldn’t want to be in Brielle’s shoes. Even if they were royal slippers. Toni Shiloh brings it in a sweet story straight out of a fairy tale that is sure to delight all who read it.

My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a copy via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own.

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: February 1, 2022
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09B2N3GSF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Review: ‘Where The Last Rose Blooms’ (Heirloom Secrets 3) by Ashley Clark

About The Book
“Tender and true, this novel draws you in from the first page.”–SUSAN MEISSNER, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

Alice runs a New Orleans flower shop alongside her aunt, but thoughts of her mother, who went missing during Hurricane Katrina, are never far from her mind. After getting off on the wrong foot with a handsome yet irritating man who comes to her shop, Alice soon realizes their worlds overlap–and the answers they both seek can be found in the same place.

In 1861 Charleston, Clara is known to be a rule follower–but the war has changed her. Unbeknownst to her father, who is heavily involved with the Confederacy, she is an abolitionist and is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause. With assistance from a dashing Union spy, she attempts to help an enslaved woman reunite with her daughter. But things go very wrong when Clara agrees to aid the Northern cause by ferrying secret information about her father’s associates.

Faced with the unknown, both women will have to dig deep to let their courage bloom.

Praise for Heirloom Secrets

“Readers will be enchanted by Ashley’s authentic portrayal of Charleston and its rich history and beautiful charm.”–AMANDA DYKES, author of the 2020 Christy Book of the Year, Whose Waves These Are

“This book moves seamlessly between timelines, stitching together a story of love, hope, and courage amidst prejudice and loss.”
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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!

‘What if God held it against her that she was questioning, doubting where He might be?’

How do I begin? Ashley Clark’s ‘Heirloom secrets’ series has been so very precious to read. Told in split time, this one manages to fill your heart up so much. From the Civil War to the present day, these characters, with their troubles, joys, and heartbreaks, have become my friends. Their lives all intertwine in some way and it is so great to see how it progresses. They endure so much at times, but they also find great peace. I was captivated by the stories in each time period and Clark includes a wonderfully precious spiritual theme that will impact your heart greatly. It seriously blessed me. Well done!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers via the Net Galley platform. The opinion in this review is my own.

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: February 1, 2022
Length: 296 pages
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09B2NQ47S/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i3