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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Treasure Seeker by Teena Stewart

Book excerpt from  The Treasure Seeker

I, too, have struggled to believe in my own value, at times reaching points of despair because I have bought into the lies. But over time, God began to speak to me through His Word. His message of love—rich and deep—is twofold. It depicts us, His children, as something lost and very valuable. It also shows us a relationship with Jesus, our loving Father’s only Son, as a great treasure to be had.

This message is of great importance to God—so important, in fact, that He repeats it several times, in several ways. He deeply longs for us to come into close, loving relationship with Him so that we might not only be cherished but also cherish Him.

The Treasure Seeker is a book of discovery, a sort of treasure hunt, which helps us to recognize these truths. You can use it for your own solitary spiritual journey or as a small group study tool.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book Review- Calico Joe by John Grisham

This is not Grisham’s usual legal thriller but it’s still a good story. Paul Tracey is the son of a professional baseball player, Warren Tracey, who was responsible for destroying the career of a brilliant young baseball star. The act was the final straw that tore Paul’s family apart and alienated him from his self-absorbed and harsh father. When Paul learns that his dad is dying of cancer, he is determined to make his father make amends for the wrong he did.

Baseball at it greatest—it's hard to swallow that such a superb star could ever exist but still fun to dream about. Even if you're not a baseball fan, it's still a good read. You’ll come to admire Paul who is determined to see his quest through to right a terrible wrong. I give if 4 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review: High Desert Haven by Lynette Bonner

A good old fashioned western with a damsel in distress. Nicki Trent's had a rough life and marries out of necessity. When her husband dies leaving her responsible for a rundown ranch and a toddler she needs a man to help her pull off a miracle. Jason Jordan's just the guy she needs. He's good looking and an gentleman who knows ranching. But the odds are stacked against them as the town villain seeks to get the ranch for his own through dastardly measures.

The plot takes me back to older westerns with good guys wearing white hats but it's still a fun read and is well written. An enjoyable romance.

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Release: Life Sentence, Romantic Suspense by Carolyn Arnold

"If I pay with my life, you will pay with yours."

Defense Attorney Bryan Lexan may have just taken on the case which will cost him his life. When his client, a Russian mafia boss, is convicted of first-degree murder, he vows to make Bryan pay.

Meanwhile, Jessica Pratt has always prided herself on being a modern woman–you know, the kind who doesn't need a man to make her feel complete. So when she finds herself torn between two, she realizes that not all decisions are based on facts. If they were, her boyfriend, Bryan, would be the logical choice. He has the family name, wealth, and a stake in a successful law firm. Only thing is, when she meets Mason Freeman, the chemistry between them is irrefutable and he won't take no for an answer.

With both of them caught up in a struggle for survival, and a powerful enemy on their heels, they'll need to decide where their loyalties lie. 

What reviewers are saying:

“Carolyn Arnold...continues the trend of writing exciting stories that keep your attention throughout...Life Sentence is a thriller all the way...Arnold never disappoints.”
—Barb, The Reading Cafe

“Though unique in her own right, author Carolyn Arnold is a masterful blend of such greats as Shirley Jackson (horror), Joseph Finder (thrills), and Janet Evanovich (humor and romance). Life Sentence is powerful and gripping, with so many twists and turns it left me gasping...”
—Betty Dravis, Award-winning Author and Journalist

Get your copy now at one of these fine retailers.
Available in E-Book or Print formats.

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CAROLYN ARNOLD’s writing career was born when a co-worker said “tell me a story”.  From there what had started off as a few paragraphs grew into her first length novel—LIFE SENTENCE. Her writing has been compared to New York Times Bestsellers such as JD Robb, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, and more.  She is the author of the best-selling Madison Knight series, and Brandon Fisher FBI series.  Carolyn was born in 1976 in Picton, Ontario but currently lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband and two beagles.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Book Review: Ruby Dawn (Shades of Hope) by Raquel Byrnes

When Ruby Dawn's foster mother dies and she lands back in the foster care system, Tom Masters, another teen hardened by foster care becomes her knight in shining armor. Circumstances pull them apart and they meet up again as adults, Ruby is a doctor managing a free clinic and Tom is a cop.

The story starts with a bang and as Ruby tries to hold tight to her dream of the clinic and deal with past wounds from a man who stole her heart, trouble follows her and Tom.

I loved these two characters and it's a good story. Makes you care about kids who've had a tough life.
 Part romance and suspense. It's a fun read. I give if 4 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Review:Heart Strong by Bonnie McCune

The two main characters are destined for each other and drawn to each other from the moment they nearly meet, but they keep missing each other. When they finally do meet up, Rachel Kinsey doesn't fit the description of a classical beauty. She's a soccer mom who doesn't mind expressing her opinion and she's cute but slightly plump.

Attorney Jim Landers loves soccer and kids and is immediately drawn to Rachel but is captivated by the perfection and glamour of another woman. Will Rachel and Jim ever connect?  A simple romance with light humor.  I give it three out of five stars.