Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sandpiper Cove

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HANNON, IRENE
SANDPIPER COVE

Wishing for things that cannever be is foolish - or is it?

Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham has zero time for extracurricular activities -- including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking for love either -- but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief? When Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a troubled young man from heading down the wrong path, sparks begin to fly. Could it be that God may have a different -- and better -- future planned for them than either could imagine? Lauded by Library Journal as "a master at character development," Irene Hannon welcomes you back to this charming Oregon seaside village.

Come home to Hope Harbor -- where hearts heal...and love blooms

My Review:

There is something exceptionally delightful about Irene Hannon's characters. There's so much depth and intrigue in each and every one whether they are the hero and heroine or any number of secondary characters -- including Clyde, the dog!

You can tell a lot about a hero by the way he treats a dog. And Clyde will tell you that Adam is a keeper. Some of my favourite scenes are between this life-battered pair. A man who has had a rough start in life and the abused dog he rescued. Both are wary of getting too close to people, finding comfort and safety in their solitude...until Lexie gets involved.

Love the unusual pairing -- an ex-con and a police chief. It's all kinds of complicated and they are their own worst enemies. Both are wounded by past tragedies and their love story doubles as a beautiful redemption story.

"You know...it's interesting how our paths often smooth out if we give God a chance to pave the way, isn't it?" (p 293)  One of things I love most about Sandpiper Cove is the way the author has seamlessly woven an inspirational thread into the plot. Faith shines through the lives of some pretty memorable characters. Uplifting but never forced, bringing the warmth of hope to the most difficult situations.

A complex romance that sizzles right to the very last page. Stupendous addition to the Hope Harbor series...and, woohoo...Irene Hannon promises there are more books to come.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Sandpiper Cove, leave a comment below ore email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to portect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please include the title in the subject line so that it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 28 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Their Pretend Amish Courtship

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DAVIDS, PATRICIA
THEIR PRETEND AMISH COURTSHIP

Make-Believe Beau

Fannie Erb isn't looking for a husband -- especially if she has to leave her beloved horses to go find one. What she needs is a way to assure her parents she's not hopeless when it comes to love. Family friend Noah Bowman might just be her solution. A fake relationship will free them both from unwanted matchmaking plans. how could Fannie predict that pretending to date the handsome, teasing boy next door would awaken genuine emotions? By summer's end they'll be free to part, but Fannie's growing feelings are transforming her neighbor into the only man who might ever rein in her adventurous heart.

The Amish Bachelors: These men finally meet their matches

My Review:

Fun and playful -- I'm still grinning. Fannie and Noah have a knack for slinging barbs that's a delight to read. Their banter, that hails back to childhood, is delivered with cutting precision. It's like they never left the schoolroom which complicates a pretend courtship no end. Both driven by their personal goals, they nearly miss the plan God has laid out before them.

Noah has his eye on a professional baseball opportunity; Fanny has every intention of a career in horse training. Their deception is a means to an end but then they get the surprise of their lives. They actually like each other! A sweet romantic comedy with the cutest haflinger ponies you'll ever want to meet.  It doesn't get any better than this!



GIVEAWAWY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Their Pretend Amish Courtship leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email address to your comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 28 3017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Ebb Tide

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LEWIS, BEVERLY
THE EBB TIDE

Sallie Riehl has dreamed of traveling at least once before settling down to join church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. However, saying even a temporary good=bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another year, as wellas leaving behind a would-be beau. Yet the weeks in Cape May soon prove unforgettable as Sallie meets a Mennonite young man whose friendship she quickly begins to cherish. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back home?

My Review:

Trademark Beverly Lewis. She has such a distinctive voice. Reading her novels is like listening to a traditional storyteller. It's easy to slip into the pages of one of her books and lose yourself in the story. And she always writes from such interesting perspectives. And her first lines are always killer hooks. Like this one:

"I was born with wanderlust in my heart."

Not the confession one would anticipate from a young Amish woman. It's that wanderlust that sets Sallie apart. Keeps her from taking baptism classes each summer, Has her working extra hours to save up some travel money. She wants one big adventure before she can settle back into life with the People.

A beautiful coming of age story.that celebrates the wisdom and peace of following God's leading on your life, despite how difficult the journey might be.

Book provided courtesy of Bethany House and Graf-Martin Communications.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Ebb Tide, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment, please use AT or DOT instead of @ or . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 28 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Chapel Car Bride

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MILLER, JUDITH
THE CHAPEL CAR BRIDE

After a sheltered life in Pittsburgh, Hope Irvine is ready for a new adventure. When her father takes a position as a preacher in a railroad car converted into a traveling church, she's thrilled at the chance to accompany him. while accommodation in their new chapel car home are tight, Hope couldn't be happier putting her musical skills to good use and ministering to the people of West Virginia alongside her father. But when their chapel car arrives in Finch, West Virginia, they find a coal mining community that has his hard times and is suspicious of outsiders.

Luke Hughes works for the coal mine when he can, but the struggling company doesn't always offer steady work. When Reverend Irvine and Hope arrive in town, Luke is intrigued by what the reverend can teach him -- and by the lovely and kind Hope.

When Hope's desire to bring supplies and Sunday school classes to neighboring counties leads to her traveling with a flirtatious young mine manager. Luke is hard-pressed to suppress his jealousy. But when he begins to suspect the manager's motives are less than charitable, can he prove it without hurting Hope, or worse, putting her in danger?

My Review:

I love discovering unknown-to-me bits of history in the pages of a novel. I mean, seriously, a chapel car ministry? How cool is that? Imagine a train car set up as a chapel with a small section at the back blocked off for living quarters. It's the original tiny house! And the chapel car can be disconnected and left behind to minister to the people in small communities along the railroad line. How did I not hear about this before? Such an awesome backdrop for a historical romance.

And then there's the discontent and wariness of close-knit coal mining towns in West Virginia. Poor wages, dangerous work, unfair treatment by mine managers. It all adds a sense of danger and even some intrigue to the plot.

Hope is eager to prove herself as she accompanies her father on his ministry tour for the first time. She"s not prepared for the abject poverty she encounters, the rough-and-tumble existence in the remote mining towns. But the girl has grit and determination and a love for the Lord that fuels her desire to serve through her music and children's ministry.

Luke is the family breadwinner, providing for his mother and siblings on his limited mining income. He"s as intrigued by the chapel car as I am. :-) A man of faith, it isn"t long before he becomes enmeshed in the Irvine's lives and ministry...with a certain fascination for the preacher's daughter.

A sweet inspirational romance rich in historical details and filled with captivating characters. A joy of a read.

Book provided courtesy of Bethany House and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Chapel Car Bride, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you put your email address in your comment please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email remember to put the title to the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May28 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May Giveaway - Week Three

Phew! What an incredible week! Thanks so much to everyone for your summer releases input. I had a paltry few titles on my TBR list on Monday but that has drastically changed -- to the point where I'm a tad anxious about keeping up with all the amazing books coming out! Summer Reading here I come!!! And no worries if you don't see your name among the winners this time round. Rest assured that most of these books will find their way onto this blog in the form of a review in the next few months so you'll get a second chance at 'em. Happy reading everybody! And Congratulations to the winners!
WON BY PATTY

WON BY JANKA

WON BY JACKIE SMITH

WON BY TRIXI

WON BY KRISTIN

WON BY CARYL KANE

WON BY AGBOSS

WON BY KATE

WON BY MELANIE BACKUS

WON BY PAM K.

WON BY SYLVIA

WON BY HEIDI ROBBINS
As always I will contact the winners by email, however, thanks to the nefarious ways of the internet, my email might land in your spam folder so keep your eyes peeled! :-) If you haven't heard from me by Monday evening, please email me your snail mail address at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. From time to time the winners and I don't seem to connect so I have a month time frame. If I can't reach you within four weeks your win will be forfeited.

 LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK'S GIVEAWAYS:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Reader's Choice - Retro Christian Fiction

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 It's Retro Saturday -- time to celebrate the books from previous years that got away!

IT'S RETRO CHRISTIAN FICTION GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Retro Christian Fiction genre you'd like to win.
 
What is Retro Fiction? -- Any Christian Fiction book published in 2016 or earlier. You can choose books from any genre. This is a chance to catch up on a great book you missed first time round.

How does it work?
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
Publication dates must be
2016 or earlier
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
Open to International readers (I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday May 21 2017.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Reader'sFiction - Christian Fiction

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Help me plan my summer reading by recommending new releases scheduled for publication in June, July or August 2017 and you could win one of the books you recommend. Here's how:

IT'S CHRISTIAN FICTION GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Christian Fiction genre you'd like to win. Please note: This is an open giveaway -- any Christian Fiction book published in June, July or August 2017 is eligible. You can choose books you've already entered on other days or select completely different ones. This is also a chance for readers who enjoy Women's Fiction, YA, Sci/Fi, Fantasy, novellas etc to have their say since those categories didn't have their own giveaway day.

How does it work?
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
Publication dates must be
June, July or August 2017
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
Open to International readers (I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday June  21 2017.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reader's Choice - Amish Fiction

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Help my plan my New Year reading by recommending new releases with publication dates in June, July or August 2017 and you could win one of the books you recommend. Here's how:
IT'S AMISH FICTION GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Amish Fiction genre you'd like to win.
 
AMISH FICTION : A story where the hero or heroine (or both) are Amish OR the story has significant Amish involvement with secondary characters and Amish community. Can be historical or contemporary and can include a suspense or mystery element.

How does it work?
 
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
 
Publication dates must be
June, July or August 2017
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
 
Open to International readers (I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
 
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday May 21 2017.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Reader's Choice - Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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Help me plan my summer reading by recommending new releases published in June, July or August 2017 and you could win one of the books you recommend. Here's how:

IT'S ROMANTIC SUSPENSE/MYSTERY
GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Romantic Suspense/Mystery genre you'd like to win.
 
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE OR MYSTERY: A mystery is an important part of the plot. The heroine or hero (or both) are often in peril (more so in a suspense.) Can be set in a contemporary or historical setting.

How does it work?
 
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
 
Publication dates must be
June, July or August 2017
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
 
Open to International readers (I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
 
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday May  21 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Reader's Choice - Contemporary Romance

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Help me plan for my summer reading by recommending new releases coming out in June, July or August 2017. For full details continue reading:

IT'S CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Contemporary Romance genre you'd like to win.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE : A story where the romance plays a major role and is set in the 1980s to current
How does it work?
 
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
 
Publication dates must be
June, July or August 2017
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
 
Open to International readers (I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
 
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday May 21 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Reader's Choice - Historical Romance

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Help me plan my summer reading by recommending new releases (publication date, June, July or August 2017) and you have a chance to win one of the books you recommend.
Read all the details before entering:
IT'S HISTORICAL ROMANCE GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Historical Romance genre you'd like to win.
 
HISTORICAL ROMANCE: A story where the romance plays a major role and is set in any time period before the end of 1970s

How does it work?
 
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
 
Publication dates must be
June, July or August 2017
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
 
Open to International readers
(I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
 
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday May 21 2017.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May Giveaway - Week Two


WON BY DIANE BLASER

WON BY SUSAN FUCHIKAMI

WON BY LISA BROWN

WON BY TRACEY HAGWOOD

WON BY CAITLIN MCCUTCHEON

WON BY DIANE ESTRELLA


Looking ahead to next week:


The snow has finally melted and the warmer weather conjures up images of lazy afternoons spent lounging by the pool or on the beach or patio with book in hand, soaking up sun and stories...only...gasp...my TBR pile is dwindling and my summer reading list of new releases has a lot of holes...like way more empty lines than filled ones. So it is time to host another READER'S CHOICE GIVEAWAY WEEK 
-- this time concentrating on novels from the Christian Fiction market being released in 
JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST 2017.

As usual with these giveaways, make sure to read the rules which will be posted each day. The gist of it all is -- you suggest a title and if your name is drawn, you win that title.  (and you can suggest up to three titles per genre) So, obviously, there'll be a bit of a wait for your win to reach you. Here's the week's schedule:

Monday - Historical Romance
A story where the romance plays a major role and is set in any time period before the late 1970s


Tuesday - Contemporary Romance
A story where the romance plays a major role and is set from the 1980s to present day


Wednesday - Romantic Suspense or Mystery
A mystery is an important part of the plot. The heroine or hero (or both) are often in peril (more osin suspense.) Can be set in any historical or contemporary setting.


Thursday - Amish Fiction
A story where the hero or heroine (or both) are Amish OR the story has a significant Amish involvement through Amish secondary characters and/or Amish community. Can be historical or contemporary and can contain a suspense or mystery element.


Friday - Christian Fiction
Any genre including those previously mentioned as well as fantasy, Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Women's Fiction, Novellas etc.


Saturday - Retro Fiction
Any Christian Fiction novel published in 2016 or earlier (as long as it's still in print!)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Doon


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CORP, CAREY
LANGDON, LORIE
DOON

Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes?

When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna\s great aunt -- and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation.

Doon seems like a read-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

My Review:

Deliciously romantical! Seriously swooning over this one. If you love the musical, Brigadoon, you'll be be over the moon with this exploration of the magical realm. Danger and action and handsome highlanders all nobly protective and weak-in-the-knees charm. Jamie and Duncan are an interesting mesh of  old-fashioned modern. And they've met their match with these 21st century girls. Feisty and stubborn and inexplicably drawn to the princes. But there's evil afoot and it begins to look like there is no such thing as happily ever after. That doesn't mean there aren't any number of toe-curling scenes,though. I had heart palpitations the whole read through.

A brilliant modern-day fairy tale with a bit of a cliffie that has me hightailing it to my library for book two...and three. Look for them in future Retro Saturday giveaways.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opporturity to win a copy of Doon, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so I can spot your entry easier. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 14 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Calculated Vendetta

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BAILEY, JODIE
CALCULATED VENDETTA

Killer story

When army journalist Casey Jordan's attacked she's convinced it's a random mugging -- until a killer comes after the military learns she's interviewing. But who's the real target: Casey or her ex -- staff sergeant Travis Heath? Despite an attraction that still lingers, Travis pushed Casey away months ago, convinced military life leaves no room for attachments. But when the attacks grow increasingly personal, Travis begins to question his chosen path. As the targets of a killer's vendetta, though, it could be too late to make up for lost time...because he and Casey may not have a future to share.

My Review:

A lovely mix of weak-in-the-knees romantical and hope-stirring faith. Perfect to balance all the danger in this fast-paced and action-packed suspense, Casey and Travis find themselves in the middle of a puzzling mystery...and the targets of a very determined killer.. Intricately woven clues will keep armchair sleuths on the edge of their seat as they follow all the twists and turns of a baffling investigation. Loved the second chance romance angle -- Casey all prickly pride and wary reserve while Travis is stubbornly intent on keeping her at arms length. A whirlwind of a read that will leave you breathless!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Calculated Vendetta leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post your email address in your comment please remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 14 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Life After

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GANSHERT, KATIE
LIFE AFTER

It could have been me.

Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city's transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.

A year later, surviving Autumn Manning can't remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief -- by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing: Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest.

Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead remain buried, undisturbed, and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve-year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she'll bring more wreckage in her wake.

In Life After, Katie Ganshert's most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in an unpredictable world.

My Review:

I've been wrestling with how to review this book all week. It defies description. Stunning. Moving. Enthralling. Insert every glowing adjective you can think of and Life After is all of them -- and so much more.

This novel had a profound impact on me. The author led me to view a certain scripture in a new light. Simple but powerful words convicted me to a new depth of understanding. And shortly after finishing this book I was able to share that new conviction with a friend who was really struggling. It affected -- and blessed -- her the same way it had me!

So now you want to know what that scripture is, right? Well, I'm not going to tell you, because it is so wrapped up in the story that I don't want to spoil it for you. This is a novel that you really need to discover for yourself -- one delectable page at a time. It's the kind of book you should dive into without knowing what to expect just so you can experience the wonder of it.

It's heartbreaking and hopeful and ultimately triumphant. If you only take one book recommendation from me this year, make it this one!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Life After leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you include your email address in your comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of  " and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to add the title to the subject line so it`s easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 13 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Echo of Danger

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PERRY, MARTA
ECHO OF DANGER

In peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch country, a young mother discovers a shocking danger -- and an unexpected ally...

A whisper of a threat looms over widow Deidre Morris. She and her young son have unwittingly become prisoners of her intimidating father-in-law's power. One wrong step could find her son torn from her and in the hands of the influential judge. When Deidre collides with an intriguing stranger, the prospect of a new friendship gives her renewed hope...until a devastating murder rocks the quiet community of Echo Falls and Deidre learns first impressions can't be trusted.

Attorney Jase Glassman's assignment is straightforward: befriend Deidre, gather incriminating evidence...and allow her dogged father-in-law to take custody of her child. Anything else, including losing himself in her honest charm, will compromise the job he was hired to do. Yet when a murderer ushers danger into the town, Jase's only instinct is to protect Deidre and her son -- no matter the sacrifice.

My Review:

Secrets don't stay buried forever. Isn't that an awesomely sinister tagline for a romantic suspense? Sends a chilling thrill up my spine and makes me eager to delve into the story. And, oh my goodness, what a story!  Echo of Danger is the perfect mix of mystery, menace and romance.

Perry is brilliant at putting together a suspenseful plot. Lots of subtle twists and alarming turns.and me jumping up and down when I think I figured something out! I like to make my armchair sleuthing interactive! :-)

And then there's the romance which has it's own gnarly twists. I connected with Deidre right off. but it took me longer to warm up to Jase.. That's because I found the agreement he's made with Deidre's overbearing father-in-law unsettling. So underhanded and scheming. But Perry slowly reveals pieces of Jase's past that helped me understand how he came to make that kind of bargain with the Judge. And once he meets Deidre he's already doubting himself. That kind of internal conflict makes for a very fascinating hero.And then the danger amps up and Jase goes into major protective mode and I was a goner.

The kind of book you'll want to read cover to cover in one sitting.

Please note: Echo of Danger is not categorized as Christian Fiction (it's published for the general market by HQN) but it is a clean read. Having said that there are some Amish characters who share some plain and simple gospel truths with Deirdre and she does attend church and have contact with a minister.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Echo of Danger please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please add the title to the subject line to make it easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 14 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.