Book Review: “Fetching Sweetness” by Dana Mentink

August 24, 2016 at 6:26 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Dana Mentink in her new book, “Fetching Sweetness book coverFetching Sweetness” Book Two in the Love Unleashed series published by Harvest House Publishers introduces us to Sweetness.

From the back cover:  Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream
Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes’s canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog…thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it’s a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

If you like dogs then you are going to just enjoy this book. This is a fun offering in the Love Unleashed series. Ms. Mentink has given us an offering in her dog series and, get ready, she captures your attention and hangs on to it like a dog in his jaws. Stephanie is hunting for the missing dog and there ought to be a law that this book should not have been so much fun. This is a dog story. It is a romance. It is even an Adventure/Journey. Ms. Mentink is such a wonderful writer that we easily get caught up in everyone’s life and we wish that we had these kind of people for our neighbors.  There are no car chases, nothing blows up however “Fetching Sweetness” is exciting, interesting and will keep you flipping pages as these characters work to deal with their new joys and sorrows.  I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the next offering in this series from the very talented Dana Mentink.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: “When Death Draws Near” by Carrie Stuart Parks

August 20, 2016 at 1:12 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Carrie Stuart Parks in her new book, “when death draws near book coverWhen Death Draws Near” Book Three in the Gwen Marcey series published by Thomas Nelson gives us another adventure with Gwen Marcey.

From the back cover:   Gwen Marcey takes death in stride. Until she’s faced with her own mortality.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others.

Gwen suspects a connection between the rapist and the “accidental” deaths that are happening around town, but the local sheriff has little interest in her theories. When her digitally-obsessed teenage daughter joins her, Gwen turns her attention to a second assignment: going undercover in a serpent-handling church. She could get a handsome reward for uncovering illegal activity—a reward she desperately needs, as it seems her breast cancer has returned. But snakes aren’t the only ones ready to kill. Can Gwen uncover the truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?

In a thrilling race against time, When Death Draws Near plunges us into cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects.

Let me start off by stating that I think that this book is even more exciting than the previous two and I thought that both of them were real page turners. Gwen Marcey is a forensics expert which means she gets involved by trying to reconstruct the face of the serial rapist from testimony. To me this cannot be an easy assignment yet Ms. Parks manages to keep you on the edge of your seat as you read through her book. This is hot stuff. Gwen Marcey is warm and likable and we get engaged in her life. “When Death Draws Near” is a thriller, which simply means that Gwen is in grave danger from, practically, the beginning.  Ms. Parks gives us a really complex mystery and “When Death Draws Near” is full of twists and turns, with a few red herrings thrown in just to cause confusion. This is an exciting book, extremely well paced and suspenseful.  I am so looking forward to more Gwen Marcey stories.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: “Love’s Harvest” by Linda Shenton Matchett

August 17, 2016 at 1:51 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Linda Shenton Matchett in her new book, “loves harvest book coverLove’s Harvest” published by the author takes us into the life of Rosa Hirsch.

From the back cover:  Noreen Hirsch loses everything including her husband and two sons. Then her adopted country goes to war with her homeland. Has God abandoned her? Rosa Hirsch barely adjusts to being a bride before she is widowed. She gives up her citizenship to accompany her mother-in-law to her home country. Can Rosa find acceptance among strangers who hate her belligerent nation? Basil Quincey is rich beyond his wildest dreams, but loneliness stalks him. Can he find a woman who loves him and not his money? Three people. One God who can raise hope from the ashes of despair

First there is historical fiction which this is. Then there is Biblical fiction which this also is. Set against the backdrop of World War II Ms. Matchett tells the story of Biblical Ruth. Noreen, Rosa and Basil are terrific characters that you just want to hang out with and learn all about. World War II was devastating and it takes quite a toll on our main characters. This is an emotionally satisfying story as God brings these three needy persons together to help each other, love each other and bring healing to each other. This is a story that you, simply, are not going to want to put down.  Do not start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will keep flipping pages as fast as you can read.  Ms. Matchett does an outstanding job of bringing Rosa and Basil to life and you really want them to heal and to succeed.  I recommend this book highly!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author for this review.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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