Oath of Honor Book Review

Author Lynette Eason weaves wonderful, suspenseful stories with strong characters who always seek to bring about justice. For Oath of Honor, the first book in her new series Blue Justice, she does not disappoint. Izzy St. John lives a life that is the definition of suspense. She comes from a law enforcement family. She and her siblings grew up with her partner Kevin and his brother Ryan are also law enforcement. When her partner is killed unexpectedly, she and his brother team up to find his killer and solve some major crimes in their city that have baffled the police long term. Enjoy the read while you try to solve the crimes right along with Izzy. Experience the twists and turns, the unexpected solutions and surprises along the way as Eason begins her new series.

Disclaimer: My thanks to the publisher Revell for providing the book to me in exchange for an honest book review.


Death at Thorburn Hall – Book Review by Mina R Raulston

Whether you’re a long-time fan of amateur Detective Drew Farthering or whether you’re just hearing about him, you can be sure to enjoy his latest adventure. Travel with Drew and his lovely wife Madelaine and his good friend Nick to the 1935 British Open golf tournament. Go through the paces with them as they are drawn into the murder of their host Lord Rainsby. Clue by clue see if you can beat them to the solution of “who done it”. Author Julianna Deering doesn’t disappoint as she keeps you guessing until the last page. A satisfying murder mystery from first page to last.

Book Review for Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life by Mark W Baker, Ph.D

Wisdom is something we all seek at some point in life, usually to help us deal with problems or seek success in some area. Mark W. Baker Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who attempts to offer some spiritual wisdom in this book. He has divided the book into eight major sections ranging from hurt and suffering to love. Each section has a variety of chapters addressing different subtopics and each chapter addresses its topic by scripture reference along with an example of either his personal life or that of a client. Sometimes he’s able to offer a situation that found a resolution, but sometimes the person he uses as an example may need to work through their circumstances for a long time to come. But, his use of both professional advice paired with brief scripture references offers a helpful foundation from which readers can glean guidance, if not a personal solution.

Disclosure: I have the privilege of receiving free books from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for a completely honest book review.

Dangerous Illusions Book Review

I really enjoy Irene Hannon’s books. They each tell a riveting story with surprises all the way to end. And Dangerous Illusions does not disappoint. Step into the life of Trish Bailey, daughter of wealthy parents who chooses to become an art teacher in an inner-city school. She is struggling to deal with the sudden passing of her critically ill mother, only to be told by the police that the death is suspicious and she is the main suspect. Enter Detective Colin Flynn whose job is to learn the truth of whether the woman’s death was an accident or worse. Join them in the intense investigation, with all its unexpected twists and turns, to the final conclusion. An exciting read from beginning to end.

Disclosure: I am pleased to receive free books from the publisher Revell Books in exchange for posting an honest review of the book.

Book Review – All She Left Behind

All She Left Behind is a historical novel written about real people who lived in Oregon in the 1870’s. It tells the story of a young woman who wanted to be a doctor, but struggled with reading and writing. It has a more realistic tenor to it than just a novel based on history. That said, it tells a bittersweet, melancholy story of the stories of a woman forced to deal with a husband and son bound by addiction. Even after her husband divorced her, the shame of that marriage and his behavior followed her throughout her life despite the joys and successes she achieved. Although the story is well written, I personally prefer more optimistic stories. But the author provides historic evidence in the author’s notes of the story, so the story stays true to the facts of this woman’s life.

Book Review: These Healing Hills

Women have always fought great struggles to work in the medical profession. Author Ann H. Gabhart tells wonderful historical stories of women’s accomplishments in many professions, and she doesn’t disappoint in These Healing Hills. Francine Howard had an interest in medicine but thought she’d put that behind her once she married and had her own family, until the man she loved jilted her. So, she put that dream behind her to become a Frontier Nurse in the mountains of Kentucky, against the wishes of her mother. But, unlike most of the Frontier Nurses, who saw the work as a job, Francine came to love the people and the country. Get a cup of your favorite tea or coffee and curl up to walk in Francine’s shoes as she builds a new life for herself.

Disclosure: Revell Books provided me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Cherished Mercy

Tracie Peterson wraps up her series Heart of the Frontier series with Cherished Mercy. The youngest of three sisters, Mercy has grown up on the frontier. She survived the wagon train west. She survived the Whitman Massacre. Now a young woman she has a desire for peace between the natives and the white man, while many only want the natives gone. Travel with this brave young woman who goes to live with a missionary couple to help the wife with a difficult pregnancy. While there she survives the hardships and the loss of her friends but develops a relationship with the couple’s adopted child and the brother of the missionary. Walk with her as she grows as a woman and a missionary in her own right. A wonderful historical read by Peterson.

Disclosure: Bethany House Publishers provided me with a copy of this book to give an honest review.