Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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It has been too long since I’ve read an Amish novel if this is what they are like now. Fisher had me hooked from the very beginning. I was a little worried when I read the cast of characters, thinking I had to read all the other books to not be lost, but that wasn’t the case at all. After finishing this story I think it would be fun to read the others, but totally not necessary. Mending Fences was a great story about learning and growing from your mistakes. Luke hurt so many people, and while it might have seemed funny to him back then, now is a different story. Seeing how his decisions had lasting effects cuts him deep. I loved watching him become a better man, and try to make amends for his mistakes. Izzy didn’t know the old Luke, but knows enough about “his kind” to keep her distance. I enjoyed watching their heads butt and how their friendship slowly grew. I really enjoyed the variation in the characters in this Amish community, and look forward to visiting again. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano

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I was not ready for this story to end. I easily fell in love with the characters who were so unlike any I’ve read before. Turano is the only author I can say with out a doubt that I will laugh out loud several times while reading one of her books. Flights of Fancy was a blast to read. I can’t wait to see what story she comes up with next. This story is set in 1885 in America, and takes us to several different cities along the way. I loved getting to know Izzie and Ian, and those that they call family. It was fun getting to watch Izzie as she leaves the life she knows for one that is so completely different. Adjusting to a life of labor after being given every luxury couldn’t have been an easy task. Yet she had the most fun can-do attitude, even if she wasn’t capable of completing what it was she set out to do. And of course that made me love her all the more. Ian had such a great heart and attitude and made the perfect hero. I sincerely hope this isn’t the last we’ll see of these two.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Romance. It was so fun watching Izzie learn about who she really is, and who God created her to be. The other characters in the story charmed me and I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to them either. This book will give you hours of enjoyment, and I have no doubt you will enjoy every minute of it. I was blessed to receive a copy of this book and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon

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I immensely enjoyed this book. There was absolutely nothing I didn’t like about it. Hidden Peril is the second book in the Code of Honor series. I have not read the first book, and don’t feel that I had to in order to enjoy this one. This is a great stand alone novel. That being said, I can’t wait to read the first book as well. The characters were so much fun to get to know, and I don’t want to miss a thing. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment, and can’t wait to see what Hannon does next. The Code of Honor series follows a group of childhood friends as they try to make the world a better place. This story follows Kristin Dane as crazy things start happening to people connected to her shop.

What is going on at WorldCraft? And why does Kristin seem to be in the middle of it? Those are the questions her best friends and Detective Luke Cater would like to know. The answer might not be as simple as they would all hope. Untangling a criminals web of deceit rarely is. Can the boys work together and stop the danger from escalating? Or will Kristin become the next victim? Join me in a edge of your seat adventure where I couldn’t possibly guess what was coming next. I loved playing detective right alongside Luke, and trying to figure out who the villain was. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Romantic Suspense. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers and was in no way forced to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano

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I love reading anything by Jen Turano. No other author can make me laugh out loud like she does. I completely enjoy every moment I am lost in one of her books. Caught by Surprise took me on a fun and at times ridiculous journey and I couldn’t get enough. Temperance was a delight to get to know, and I wish I had a friend like her. The situations she constantly found her self in were unlike any other. This is the third book in the series, and I absolutely loved the other two as well. If you haven’t read them I can’t recommend them enough. That being said, you can also enjoy this book as a stand alone novel. This book follows Temperance and her childhood friend Gilbert as they try to discover who wants them gone for good.

Being kidnapped in broad daylight on the way to work was not how Temperance wanted to start her day. Not only was it painful, but it put a kink in her plans. Knowing she will be missed, she immediately starts planning her escape. Seeing Gilbert helps her state of mind and helps her return to the life she loves. Unfortunately danger seems to be following her everywhere, and Gilbert can’t help but want to protect her. Can they put their differences aside and discover who has Temperance in their sights? Or will they find something that is sure to change their lives forever?

I couldn’t put this book down. Turano just has a way with words that keeps me turning pages late into the night. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Historical Romance. There is the perfect balance between romance, suspense, and comedy. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig

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Looking for jaw-dropping awe inspiring suspense? Look no further than Thirst of Steel, the conclusion to the Tox Files series. Kendig is at the top of her game. Known for keeping readers on their toes, and always mixing things up, Kendig constantly falls under the “expect the unexpected” category. I found myself trying to figure out what would happen next, and yet delightfully surprised when I was wrong. This book is perfect for a vacation straight to the edge of your seat. They don’t call it rapid-fire fiction for nothing. Thirst for Steel follows Tox and his team and they fight against time and a mysterious ancient group bent on destruction.

The sword of Goliath is more than meets the eye. Not only did it save the Hebrews from slavery and death, but it also has a mysterious power. The Arrow and Flame Order will stop at nothing to reassemble what they believe will free them from a curse that has haunted them. Finding a sword that’s been missing for centuries shouldn’t be that difficult right? Lucky for them, they have leverage over the best artifact finder the world knows. Tzivia Khalon would do anything for her father, and when his life hangs in the balance she is even more desperate to give the A.F.O. what they want. Unfortunately no one else wants the sword to fall into the wrong hands. In a race against time and their enemies, Wraith must protect the innocent at all costs. Who will come out on top?

Gosh this book was good. I can’t tell you the range of emotions I went through while reading. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next, and often turned the page holding my breath. No one does military fiction like Ronie Kendig. She is obviously a favorite of mine, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I loved reading every book in this series and recommend if you don’t own them all that you change that. This book can also be a stand alone novel, you just won’t know the characters as good as I do. I have to say you’ll be missing out. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was in no way forced to post a review, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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Y’all I was quite literally dying for this book to come out! I know I couldn’t have been the only one. I was blessed enough to have read all the books in this series, but I think if you don’t want to, you’ll still enjoy this one. You’ll just be missing out on more suspense and great love stories… totally up to you. Any way here is my review…

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I could not wait for this book to be released. Knowing this was going to be the last book in the Chesapeake Valor series I wanted to savor every second. Instead of reading it all in a day like I wanted to, I forced myself to make it last over several days. It was fun wondering what could possibly happen next, and I enjoyed the anticipation. Pettrey does suspense like no other, so you can imagine my difficulty in setting the book down in the first place, much less multiple times. If you have read any of the other books in this series you know how much I was dying to hear Kate and Luke’s story. Getting to know Luke, he couldn’t be more swoon-worthy. Sure he went MIA for 7 years, but he was only saving our country and all. Surely Kate can see that he always cared about her, shouldn’t that be enough? Unfortunately Luke can’t devote all of his time to gaining favor with Kate, there is also a major threat to the country they both love.

Facing his past has always been a difficult thing for Luke. Being sent on one mission after another keeps his mind occupied and gives him less time to think about the what if’s. His current mission gives Luke no choice but to return to those he loved and left behind. They are not only a group he knows he can trust, but all incredibly smart and gifted in their areas of expertise. With threats coming from all sides Luke will need all the help he can get. Can the team find and stop the terrorists bent on killing so many innocent people?

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense. The characters are easy to love, and a lot of fun to watch. I could picture myself being whisked away to safety, and was holding my breath waiting to see what was next. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

In PlacesHidden by Tracie Peterson

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Peterson knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat, while loving every minute of it. I really enjoyed reading this book. I had fun getting to know Camrianne. Growing up privileged gave her a certain view on life. She is also incredibly smart, yet humble enough to realize when she is wrong. I enjoyed seeing her friendships with those that were raised so different from her. She grew into a stronger and better person learning to see life through a different lens. Watching her relationship with Patrick while they were searching for her brother, was a unique experience. Patrick is a great man, even with out the privilege of an education. Brought together in a search for a missing man, can they see past their differences to see the real person underneath?

I am already anxious to read the next book in this series. It was fun visiting San Francisco, even if it was a bit frightening at times. I can easily imagine the love for a sibling causing you to drop everything in order to find them. I can’t imagine some of the horrors that some people go through when wondering what happened to their loved ones. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Romance. There is just the right amount of suspense mixed in and it kept me turning the pages too late into the night. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.