Showing posts from July, 2017

Do All Lives Matter? by Wayne Gordon & John M. Perkins

"Do All Lives Matter?"  by Wayne Gordon & John M. Perkins is about race issues we are still facing to this day in American and in the church. This was such a powerful book that I had to take my time with it as there was so much to digest from it. This is a little book that is very powerful at explaining the racism still going on in America and in the church even to this day.  Also it talks about what we can do about it.  It explains not just the obvious racism but some of slight of hand type racism that is out there like ways some will on purpose keep others down.  This was a very powerful book and I highly recommend it.

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

Just Sayin' by Dandi Daley Mackall

"Just Sayin" by Dandi Daley Mackall is a book about two young best friends whose parents almost got married but now they are having to communicate via letters in our modern world.  This book is written in a very unique way as each part is a letter from one character in the book to another.  It was a very interesting way to read a book but it was also the story being told via the letters that made this a great book.  Most of the letters are from the two friends Nick and Cassie but at times there is others involved too. I have to admit I think my favorite was the first letter we read from Cassie's grandmother she is so funny.  This was such a funny and fun book to read and I highly recommend it.

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

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

"A Matter of Trust" by Susan May Warren is about former snowboarder Gage Watson who now works for PEAK Rescue now set to rescue the brother of Ella Blair who helped end his career. This book is an adventure romance novel and the third book in the Montana Rescue series.  I am not a snowboarder so a lot of the lingo used in this book confused me at times so that made it a little difficult for me to read.  Also it was to me heavier on the romance style especially in the first half.  I will admit the last couple chapters did finally get me into liking the book but it still was not my cup of tea.  If you enjoy snow sport romance adventure books then this one is for you.

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

Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard

"Over Maya Dead Body" by Sandra Orchard is the third book in the Serena Jones Mystery and in this one FBI special agent Serena Jones is on vacation on Martha's Vineyard so of course a murder mystery dealing with antiquities smuggling changes her plans.  I will admit when I first started reading this book I thought why am I reading this as the character of Aunt Martha drives me batty.  But in this book Aunt Martha is not so bad and I even started to like her meddling in this book as she wasn't the main focus this time.  The mystery that Serena is working makes twists and turns that was not always expecting.  This was a well paced and good mystery novel that could even stand alone from the other books in the series but you still need to read the others for some of the back story.  I highly recommend this book and can't wait to see what the next one holds (due to part of the story I figure there will be a fourth one).

I was given this book from Revell a division of…

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

"Dark Deception" by Nancy Mehl is the second in the Defenders of Justice series where Kate O'brien a surviving victim of a serial killer who must go back to the retrial of her sister's killer.  The federal marshal Tony DeLuca who has helped protect at the first trial will go get her but they find that the mental and physical danger is not behind them and must go thru more torture to live.  This was a very interesting mystery novel.  At first I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen which at some points I was right but a lot of the book I would have never guessed.  This book gave us twists and turns that I did not see coming.  So much I could say about this story but if I say it, I will give away too much of the story.  This is a must read for murder mystery fans so I highly recommend it.

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