Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

"Justice Delayed" by Patricia Bradley is Memphis Cold Case Novel, crime reporter Andi Hollister's sister was murdered and the killer is going to be put to death very soon but is he the killer.  New evidence/incidents show that maybe killer that is behind bars is not the killer.  Andi and Detective Will Kincaide must find who the truly killer is before someone else gets hurt as they unlikely fall in love. The book starts out with Andi's sister before her murder and then gets to the present very fast.   This was very intriguing book with a little romance but mainly mystery.  This book did not make the police always look like the hero's or well I can't say what I was thinking as it will give away the killer.  It developed the character very well and really developed the feelings of characters trying to come to terms with that their family member's killer might not be in jail.  So much more could be said but I don't want to give anymore away about it.   I really liked this book and look forward to reading more by this author.

I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Monday, February 6, 2017

In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson

"In the Shadow of Denali" by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first in "The Heart of Alaska" series. It takes place in the early 1900's as Cassidy Ivanoff and her father help with coming visit of President Harding's visit.  Cassidy is a cook's assistant while her father John is an exploration guide for wealthy clients.  Years prior John was with a group that lost a member the father of Allan Brennan whom has come to Mount Denali to find out answers on why or how his dad died.  This book was interesting on bringing true history of Alaska with a fictional mystery and romance story.  The mystery is the main portion of the story.  I really liked how the authors intertwined the main characters history with the present.  This was well written book that had a very entertaining story without a huge amount of romance or drama to it.  I highly recommend it as a fun read and can't wait for the next book in the series.

I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give it a positive review.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Human Acts by Han Kang

"Human Acts" by Han King is about a violent student uprising in South Korea in the 1980's from the perspective of the victims and those that were left behind.  This book was powerful and graphic.  No not sexual graphic like so many today but violent graphic.  As it really explains in detail what has happen in the violent uprising to the victims.  It is not a pretty thing and it is not a book to read if you get queasy easily.  It also dwells into the mental damage done to the survivors.  Oh this book is so hard to read but at the same time very powerful.  The ways people have suffered to fight for what they think is right is so evident in this book.  I highly recommend it as it is a powerful read but be warned it is stomach churning.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for free and not required to give a review.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig

"Conspiracy Of Silence" by Ronie Kendig is the first in the book series called the Tox Files.  The book follows Tox the brother of the President and the President's sister in law Kasey Cortes as they find the cure to ancient plague that dates back to Moses.  This was an interesting book but its story line is definitely one that you have to stretch your belief in some areas specifically the section on the plague returning.  Another area of the book that I had a hard time with was the past of the characters we do get a bit of their history but it almost feels like we should already know the history of the characters.  A few times I felt like I should have read the first book but then I remember I am reading the first book in the series.  Overall it was a decent book but I kept getting confused at points so I don't think I will read anymore in the series.  Had potential but not for me.

I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Sisters Of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett

"The Sisters Of Sugarcreek" by Cathy Liggett is a book about three women finding friendship with each other even though they all are different ages and come from different lifestyles.  What do I mean lifestyles well Lydia is Amish, while Liz and Jessica are not.  Jessica is a single mom and Liz is an older widow.   It starts out right out with learning how each woman gets connected with each other and goes on from there on their relationships and their individual pasts.  It does have a bit of romance but the bulk of the book is all about the women's friendship developing.  It is a very sweet and caring novel showing our just a bit of kindness can bloom into great friendships.  I highly recommend this book.

I was given this book for free from Tyndale Publishers and was not required to give a positive review.