You Belong with Me

In her first novel, Tari Faris has created characters that are believable, a plot that is engaging and a romance that is worth the read. One of my favorite things about it is the setting of Heritage with it’s small town vibe and location by the water. There are many historic homes and Hannah is Read more

Wait for Me

After reading Wait for Me, I had to get the entire Montana Rescue series. I read Wait For Me first but realized that to truly appreciate the depth of the main characters relationship, I needed to go back and read them all. So, you could read this book as a stand alone, but I highly Read more

Vow of Justice

As with the entire Blue Justice series, Vow of Justice, brings the action, drama and romance. The St. John family is one of my favorite aspects of the series. It brings about the devotion of family and importance of family ties. In this book, Lincoln is an FBI Special Agent who is left without a Read more

Until I Met You

Until I Met You

After reading the first book in the series by Tari Faris, I had high expectations for the next book – Until I Met You did NOT disappoint. This book checked off all of the boxes for me – small town setting, a librarian as the main character, and a storyline that warms your heart. The Read more

Unknown Threat

Unknown Threat

No surprise here – Lynn Blackburn keeps you on the edge of your seat in this page-turner novel! Unknown Threat is the first book in her new series Defend & Protect. The storyline is gripping and keeps you on your toes wondering who the killer is and if they will strike again. FBI Special Agent Read more

The Words Between Us

What begins as a high school friendship involving a quarterback and a bookworm, soon becomes so much more. I adored this story and all of its mentions of classic works. It’s a slow burn that really makes you dig deep. With emotional scenes and troubled characters, it weaves a beautiful story of friendship, love, forgiveness Read more

The Way of the Brave

Breathtaking Alaskan scenery, extreme mountain climbing, perilous conditions and intense emotions-all wrapped up in a suspenseful romance that will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. It’s a story of rescue – both emotionally and physically. The lead female character, Jenny Calhoun, is a former CIA profiler and psychiatrist. She is intelligent, fearless Read more

The Traitor’s Pawn

When the opening line is “Watch your back….this isn’t over”, you can only hope the storyline truly delivers. Well The Traitor’s Pawn by Lisa Harris is exactly what you would expect – fast paced, suspenseful and an engaging read. The lead female character is bold, brave and holds her own. She is not a damsel Read more

The Price of Valor

The Price of Valor by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren delivers a show stopper once again! The Price of Valor is book 3 in the Global Search and Rescue series. The main character, Hamilton, has appeared in many other books as a secondary character. Readers will finally get the details of Ham’s history with his wife, Signe and his daughter. With many Read more

The Next Right Thing

Emily P. Freeman’s book, Simply Tuesday, was a turning point for me. She writes with such simplicity yet her words are deeply rooted. The Next Right Thing is exactly the same and again a turning point. Every chapter is titled with an “action phrase”, like Chapter 2 is Become a Soul Minimalist and Chapter 13 Read more

The Light Before Day

Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Light of Day is the third book in the Nantucket Legacy series. It stands alone but reading the previous books enhances the stories that weave through the pages and years. This book follows Hitty and Henry into adult hood while they decide how they handle their new inheritance, which comes with stipulations. Nantucket is Read more

The Key to Love

The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant

Sweet all around – from the macarons to the love lock wall! Betsy St. Amant’s book, The Key to Love, is one that could be the premise of a Hallmark movie. When a small town bakery is struggling to thrive, the only hope they have is resting on a journalist who is the least likely Read more

The Heart of a Hero

The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren

The Heart of a Hero is the second book in the Global Search and Rescue series by Susan May Warren. I’m a huge fan of books that come in series – especially from authors I enjoy. Although you don’t need to read the first one in order to follow this story line, I would recommend Read more

The Happy Camper

When you need a book that is light hearted and fun, The Happy Camper is just that! It’s not overwhelming and can be read quickly. The cover alone is cheerful and sets the backdrop for the story. Melody Carlson has beautifully scripted a story that is all about relationships. The main character, Dillon, is determined Read more

The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water

After reading Erin Bartels, The Words Between Us, and enjoying the storyline I was sure I would also enjoy her new work. Bartels’ new book, The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water, was not what I expected and left me not wanting more. As in her first book, currents of faith or Christian perspective are Read more

The Escape

The Escape

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat! The Escape written by Lisa Harris is the first book in the US Marshalls series. The main characters, Madison and Jonas, have been re-introduced while being paired up for a new assignment. For Madison, it has been five years since her husband was murdered. His Read more

The Christmas Swap

The Christmas Swap

The Christmas Swap is a short novella written by Melody Carlson. While I have enjoyed many of the author’s other works, this one seemed rushed. Two families swap houses for Christmas – one in Arizona, the other in Colorado. The storyline starts like it’s the setting of a Hallmark movie. I enjoyed the skiing scenes Read more

The Chase

The Chase by Lisa Harris - US Marshals series book 2

The Chase by Lisa Harris is the second book in the US Marshalls series. Although the characters carry over from the first book, each can be read as a stand-alone. From the start, the suspense and chase begin and takes you on twists and turns until the last page. The storyline was fast-paced and engaging. Read more

Sunrise

Susan May Warren is an author that always takes me on a journey where I learn new things. Sunrise will do just that with it’s Alaskan backdrop, dogsledding escapades and the heritage of the Alaskan people. You will feel as though you are in the middle of Alaska and in the heart of the story. Read more

Sunburst

Sunburst by Susan May Warren

You can always count on Susan May Warren to do her research and deliver a story that sucks you right in! Sunburst is book 2 in the Sky King Ranch series. It kicks off with a rescue mission in Nigeria but the plot thickens when former Navy Seal, Ranger Kingston recognizes one of the hostages Read more

Strong, Brave, Loved

Do you ever feel like you are on the battlefield and it’s not going the way you hoped? I know I have! When you need words of encouragement, strength and hope, open the pages of Strong Brave Loved. You will find 60 devotionals that will empower you to keep going, fight hard and be courageous. Read more

Starfish Pier

Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon

Even though I enjoy books in this genre, sometimes they can seem very similar – almost as if you’ve read it before. Not Starfish Pier – it had many characteristics that made it stand out. Irene Hannon is an author that I never have to wonder when I pick up her books if it will Read more

Standoff

Standoff by Patricia Bradley

Standoff is the first book in a new series called Natchez Trace Park Rangers by Patricia Bradley. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down. The setting was a great mix of historic small town and eery wilderness. The pages are filled with mystery and suspense with a bit of romance. Read more

She Prays

It is one thing to go searching for a book, but when a book finds you at just the right time – you know it’s going to be a good read and possibly a divine intervention! If you follow me on instagram, then you know that the day this book came in the mail was Read more

Protecting Tanner Hollow

While I’m not a huge fan of novellas as they are usually brief and rushed in my opinion, I am a huge fan of Lynette Eason’s writing. I quickly realized that this collection of four novellas was going to be one that did not disappoint. If you have read some of her other books, you Read more

Present Danger

Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

Begins with a helicopter crash and a mysterious package and ends in a shocking twist. Elizabeth Goddard’s Present Danger is the first book of her new series Rocky Mountain Courage. She has filled it with archaeological artifacts, dead bodies and secrets – nothing is as expected.  The Montana forest setting adds to the mystery of Read more

Point of Danger

Point Of Danger by Irene Hannon

When a new Irene Hannon book arrives at my doorstep, I know I will be up late reading! Point of Danger is the first book in the new series Triple Threat. First, let me point out that the cover art is just as suspenseful as the storyline itself. I know they say “Don’t judge a Read more

One Final Breath

One Final Breath is the perfect finish for the Dive Team Investigations series! Once you start reading, you will stay up past your bedtime. Lynn Blackburn hits every button perfectly, from the diving to the suspense to the romance and friendship. I want to join the team and be a part of their circle of Read more

On a Summer Tide

On A Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher

In the past, I have read Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Amish fiction. I wasn’t sure what to expect with On A Summer Tide which is contemporary. Fisher does an amazing job with contemporary fiction and I will definitely be waiting for the next book in this series. In fact, I would like to know if I Read more

On a Coastal Breeze

On A Coastal Breeze

On a Coastal Breeze is book #2 in the Three Sisters Island series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. It is fun, light hearted but still has depth to the storyline. The sisters dynamics between each other and their father are always good for a laugh. You can feel the family struggle between love and frustration with Read more

Obsession

Obsession

Obsession is the second book in Patricia Bradley’s series Natchez Trace Park Rangers. This suspenseful tale leads you on a journey of twists with several possible suspects. The two main characters Sam & Emma have a past full of  misunderstandings and pain. When a stalker enters the picture, the rangers will have to work together Read more

Malicious Intent

Malicious Intent is at the top of my list for the year so far! Lynn Blackburn’s Defend and Protect series follows a group of secret service agents in the Raleigh, NC office. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. It is action packed with an intriguing Read more

Living Lies

Natalie Walters’ Living Lies is the first book in the Harbored Secrets series. It is a book of suspense, loss, love, mental illness and PTSD. The characters are authentic, flawed and relatable. The small town of Walton, Georgia is full of secrets and now, a murder. As the worlds of the two main characters collide, Read more

Life Flight

Lynette Eason’s new series Extreme Measures is a keep you on the edge of your seat medical thriller! From the storyline to the characters to the setting, Life Flight will not be a book you set down until it is finished. The two main characters are Penny, a female medical helicopter pilot, and Holt, a Read more

Labyrinth of Lies

Labrynth of Lies by Irene Hannon | Anchor Bookery

Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon is the second book in the Triple Threat series. It can be read as a stand alone, although I highly recommend the previous book as well. The two main characters are both undercover in a high school setting in St. Louis, Missouri. One posing as a teacher, the other Read more

In Want + Plenty

In Want and Plenty

When an author writes from her own spiritual relationship coupled with being a licensed counselor, you get an authentic perspective with thought provoking guidance. Meredith McDaniel discusses the book of Exodus as the Israelites journey through the desert. It is not necessarily a Bible study on the book of Exodus, but more of a side Read more

In Too Deep

In Too Deep takes you on a dive into an under water investigation with a tie to human trafficking. The author brings a storyline that is fast paced and keeps you wanting more. The characters were well developed and had interesting backgrounds. Adam is the dive investigator called to the scene of a crime involving Read more

Hostile Intent

Book Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason

Hostile Intent is the final book in the Danger Never Sleeps series by Lynette Eason. Get ready for an intense ride with this military/FBI inspired novel! After leaving the Navy to care for her mother, Ava, finds herself in the midst of three murder cases that could be tied to her past. FBI Special Agent, Read more

Fatal Code

Book - Fatal Code by Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters delivers a thriller full of suspense, technology and Hawaiian culture while also pulling at your heartstrings! Fatal Code is the second book in the SNAP Agency series set in Washington D.C. It combines old and new technology, cypher codes, hackers and even an old journal to keep you second guessing the outcome. Walters Read more

Elysium Tide

Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal

Elysium Tide written by James R. Hannibal is slow to start but ramps up into a heart thumping thriller! When a neurosurgeon from London, Dr. Peter Chesterfield, heads to Hawaii for a medical seminar and finds himself rescuing a woman on the beach with a skull fracture, unanswered questions emerge and his curiosity gets the Read more

Driftwood Bay

Lavender fields, tea rooms and a path to the beach set the scene for an emotional, charming and beautiful storyline. Jeanette hopes for a fresh start when setting up her lavender farm and tea room in the seaside town of Hope Harbor. Her neighbor, Dr. Logan West’s life has taken a turn with the loss Read more

Don’t Keep Silent

Don't keep Silent

Don’t Keep Silent is the third book in a series surrounding the McCabe brothers. Right from the start, you will be drawn in to the suspense and storyline. Main characters, Liam McCabe and Rae Burke are searching for Rae’s missing sister-in-law. The storyline moves quickly and keeps you on your toes. It does revolve around Read more

Deadly Target

Elizabeth Goddard continued Rocky Mountain Courage series with Book 2 – Deadly Target. The fast-paced thrills keep coming from a boating accident to dark secrets. The scenes are paced just right through the pages. With each new piece of information comes another piece of the puzzle but will keep you guessing and wanting to cruise Read more

Deadly Intentions

Couldn’t put this one down! Deadly Intentions is full of suspense, twists, and secrets. It does have a hint of romance, but it is heavier on the suspense and crime plot. I truly enjoyed this read! Caitlyn is a scientist and when another co-worker ends up dead with an unlikely reason, she begins to have Read more

Collateral Damage

Lynette Eason’s new series, Danger Never Sleeps, has started off with a bang – yes, quite literally! Collateral Damage will introduce you to characters that have military careers, both retired and active duty. The storyline centers around a former military psychiatrist and former special ops agent who both become involved in a murder scene. While Read more

Blackberry Beach

Blackberry Beach is a sweet romance novel set in Hope Harbor. It is the seventh book in the series and many characters from past books make appearances. But don’t worry, it can be read as a stand alone. It won’t take long to be drawn into the charming seaside town and all that comes with Read more

Beyond the Tides

Beyond The Tides by Liz Johnson

Beyond The Tides by Liz Johnson is book 1 in the Prince Edward Island Shores series. This book captivated me from the start! Liz Johnson always draws me right in with her contemporary romance novels. The characters are brought to life with their unique personality traits, painful pasts and human flaws. While the main character, Read more

At Lighthouse Point

At Lighthouse Point by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Return to Three Sisters Island and Camp Kicking Moose for the conclusion to the series and some laugh-out-loud moments! Suzanne Woods Fisher’s, At Lighthouse Point, is book #3 and focuses on the youngest sister, Blaine. As the youngest of the three sisters, everyone treats her as the baby offering her unwanted advice and never trusting Read more

All That Fills Us

All That Fills Us by Autumn Lytle

All That Fills Us by Autumn Lytle focuses on a women’s “healing” journey from an eating disorder and past trauma. While this type of topic is needed in Christian fiction, I’m not sure this one hit the mark for me. It was hard to engage with the main character and parts were unrealistic – such Read more

Active Defense

Active Defense by Lynette Eason | Anchor Bookery

Books written by Lynette Eason are a guaranteed reading marathon! As with the previous two books, once you start you can’t put it down. Active Defense is the third book in the Danger Never Sleeps series. The suspense and action will keep you on your toes from the opening scenes to the ending chapter. From Read more