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Quick Tips For Busy Families by Jay Payleitner

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"Quick Tips For Busy Families" by Jay Payleitner is a book about slowing your families life down with 144 different strategy.  I realize reading this book that my family is really not considered a busy family by this book.  Why do I say this is that a lot of these strategies my family has done for years.  For example we have always done the road trip games, not hide the yearbook, playing chess, etc.  Still there was some very good other strategies that I really did like the reminders of such as avoiding hypocrisy.  This was a very good and helpful book and I highly recommend it.

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

Deep Extraction by Diann Mills

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"Deep Extraction" by DiAnn Mills is a FBI Task force novel about FBI agent Tori Templeton investigating the death of her best friend Sally's husband's death.  Also newly reinstated Deputy US Marshall Cole Jeffers also friends with the family joins the investigation.  While they are both investigating this Tori's partner Max is really not being a good cop as his brain is not in the game since he dealing with his own personal issues in his life.  This was very good murder mystery yes it does have a romance section to it, however, thankfully it was not a big portion of the book.  At first I thought they gave away the murderer right away but they didn't.  I really enjoyed how they kept showing that if you have a hidden life it will come out and it's not pretty.  This was a very enjoyable murder mystery even though at times I wanted to reach thru the book and smack the character of Max. I highly recommend this book for any murder mystery fans.

I was given thi…

Murder Is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart

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"Murder in No Accident" by A.H. Gabhart is the third book in the Hidden Springs Mystery book series.  Deputy sheriff Michael Keane is called into look at an accident at a home that yeah is very similar to one that happened in the past.  Everyone thinks odd but when another body shows up then everything is looked at differently.  I really enjoy this murder mystery series as it takes us thru a small town that ends up with more interesting things happening than you would believe.  This was very interesting murder mystery that had some side stories that really were heart wrenching especially one with Miss Fonda who has Alzheimer's.  This was the best book of this series so far and I have really enjoyed every book in it.  The more this author writes the more interesting this little town and its people get.  I highly recommend this book.

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

Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman

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"Raging Storm" Vannetta Chapman is the second in The Remnant series of books involving what happened to a community when a massive solar flare takes out technology around the globe.  In this book Shelby Sparks is on the search to get medicine for her son who is a type 1 diabetic and must have his insulin.  This was a well paced book but bits of it was like I was reading a book taken from parts of the movie "Escape From LA".  Yes I know a not a very good movie but it reminded me of it to the point that at times I was waiting for Snake Plisskin to wander out into the book.  Don't get me wrong it was a well written book dealing with societies break downs and a mother's love for her son.  But some points I just felt like I had read parts of the story before.  Even with that I will recommend this book as it was a good book.

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

Murder On The Moor by Julianna Deering

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"Murder On The Moor" by Julianna Deering is another Drew Farthering mystery this one takes place in the midst of the Yorkshire moors.  Where an old school friend of Drew's contacts him about some mysterious things going on in his town of Bunting's Nest.  It takes place in the early 1900's which makes it more interesting to me.  Now this book did start out very slow for me but I kept with it and I am very glad as it turned to a very good mystery.  It had very good story line once it got going.  I really liked the characters and even would like more about Drew's friend and his wife.  As I thought those characters could make a good book on their own.  The first half of the book you might think you know who did the crimes but when a certain story line is added then you kinda have an idea who it is but I won't give that part away.  This was just a good clean murder mystery that I highly recommend.

I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not …

The Coming Apostasy by Mark Hitchcock & Jeff Kinley

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"The Coming Apostasy" by Mark Hitchcock & Jeff Kinley is about the rot that is inside the church not just from the outside.   As Christians we have a tendency to forget that apostasy is going to come from within not from the outside.  This book did not hold back on the different ways false people will come in to the church.  Which was interesting but my favorite chapter was chapter 8 when the author's discuss the false Christ's people have created.  The reason this chapter was my favorite is that it not only brings up a hipster Jesus but the most popular one in conservative circles the American Patriotic Jesus.   They don't hold back that there are Christ's created by groups to fit their needs that have similar points to the Biblical Christ but are not the true Christ.  I highly recommend this book.

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

Life After by Katie Ganshert

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"Life After" by Katie Ganshert is about Autumn Manning the only survivor of a train bombing and Paul Elliott who lost his wife in the bombing.  This book is about healing and being truthful with yourself and the world.  This was interesting book on how two people come together as unexpected friends due to a severe tragedy.  Also it touches on how lies from the past can come up and hurt you in the present I can't clarify anymore of that as it will ruin the book.  The characters and their history was well written.  Also the story kept at a good pace while bringing up the past of the bombing but not dwelling on it. I really liked how the author did a story on what happens to survivors either of the bombing or the family left behind.  It was very good novel and I highly recommend it.
I was given this book from blogging from books for free and was not required to give a positive review.