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    Book Review – Dead Wrong by Susan Sleeman

    FROM AMAZON: When her client and old college friend is murdered, P.I. Kat Justice knows the killer will come for her next. Her survival depends on finding her unknown enemy first…and working with homicide detective Mitch Elliot, her onetime crush. It’ll take all her professional skills to ignore the sparks between them, but Kat can’t allow the handsome cop to get close. She’s seen too many people she loves die, so she vows just to do her job without getting emotionally involved. Yet keeping her distance may not be the best way to protect her heart—or their lives. KRISTI’S REVIEW As the second book in The Justice Agency series, we…

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    Book Review – Double Exposure by Susan Sleeman

    FROM AMAZON: Photographer Jennie Buchanan unknowingly captures a drug-cartel meeting on film. And now she has become a killer’s next target. Even worse, her only protection from the danger that threatens her life is the man who threatens her heart. Dodging bullets almost seems safer than facing the feelings stirred up by seeing former FBI agent and ex-boyfriend Ethan Justice again. Ethan vows to safeguard Jennie from the deadly men on her trail. And for a second chance at Jennie’s love, he’s willing to risk anything to expose the truth—about the drug smugglers, the past and the future together he still wants. KRISTI’S REVIEW: I love a good suspense book…

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    Book Review – Into the Sun by Karina Harris

    From Amazon: Genevieve Ferguson has resigned herself to a solitary existence, certain that no man could ever love her now. Seth Chamberlin knew Genevieve before the tragedy. He longs to restore that vivacious spirit to the broken young woman she has become. But God may have another path in mind, and nothing is easy in the wild west, where danger is as close as the weather, and just as deadly. Will Genevieve find peace in the midst of her trials or is love too much to hope for? Will Seth have the strength to follow the path God has set for him or will temptation be too strong to fight?…

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    Book Review – Point of Origin by Amanda Tru

    From Amazon: “I should have killed you when I had the chance. You have no idea, do you? Life is just a crazy coincidence? That’s fine. I have a feeling even mercy has a limit.” The terrorist’s words haunt Rachel Saunders. Are they the ramblings of a psychopath? Or is there someone else out there who is watching Rachel and deciding if she should live or die? When Rachel stumbles across something she was never meant to see, she discovers all the random events from the past year have connections that are much closer to home than she ever imagined. Now she must elude terrorists intent on killing her and…

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    Book Review – MiRage by Amanda Tru

    Description from Amazon: The terrorist attack . . .Dawson Tate . . . What if nothing is as it appears to be? When the unexpected happens, Rachel Saunders must unravel the web of secrets surrounding her boyfriend’s work with Homeland Security and their relationship. While confronted with new facts about Dawson’s mysterious ex from Florida and the attentions of DHS agent Garrett Matthews, Rachel must find a way to save the man she can no longer trust. Will anything or anyone survive after the truth is revealed and the mirage fades? MIRAGE is Book Two in the TRU EXCEPTIONS series. Kristi’s Review: Six months have passed since the non-stop adrenaline…

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    Book Review – Forever Loved by Darlene Shortridge

    Synopsis from Amazon: “I do believe God can forgive him. I really do. I’m just not sure I can.” Ryan’s revelation shocks Rachel to the core. Are the foundations of a three-cord marriage strong enough to handle even the worst deception? Even when two are willing to give up? Rachel suspects Ryan’s betrayal, but when she finds out the truth, her life is torn upside down and inside out. Ryan hides his past, fearful that when it catches up to him, it will destroy him and everything he has worked to build. When the past finally meets the present, both Ryan and Rachel are lost in a world of confusion,…

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    Book Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

    I picked up the book Divergent after seeing a preview for the movie that is coming out next year. It looked interesting as the next in line for the Young Adult crowd, following in the footsteps of the Hunger Games and Twilight, so I thought I’d give the book a try. Beatrice has grown up as part of the selfless and serving faction of people for all of her life, but now that she has turned 16 she is required to take the test to help her know which faction she should commit to join for the rest of her life. In this world, there are 5 factions she can…

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    Must faith be accepted by each person individually? What are the effects of sin in our lives. These difficult theological questions make up the basis for the fictional fantasy story “Return to Kingsley.” Patty Gayle has grown up and now she has passed on her magical gifts from the land of Kingsley to her granddaughter Callie. The only thing is, Callie has no idea how desperately Kingsley is in need of her help. When Callie and her brother Scott find themselves back into the world Patty Gayle had told them about, they soon realize that they have the answer to the blackness and sickness that is closing in on all those…

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    Book Review – Sleigh Ride by Katie Crabapple

    In this second book in the series, Millie’s friend Charlotte agrees to come out from Boston to help Millie as she prepares to give birth to her first child. A young farmer, James, in the area agrees to pay for her trip with the understanding that he will be able to court her when she arrives. Still, winter in Minnesota in the 1880s is a difficult place and Charlotte soon realizes that there is much more work to do as a farmer’s wife as she watches her friend Millie struggle with her work load. Charlotte must decide if she is going to be able to trust God to provide for…

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    Book Review – Mail Order Millie by Katie Crabapple

    Life in Minnesota in the 1880s was difficult. When George’s wife died leaving him with four young children, the women of the local church took to trying to provide meals for the family so he would have time to work the farm. However, after about 6 months, when it appeared that George wasn’t anywhere close to find another wife, the woman decided they needed take it upon themselves to help him out even more. They raised the money for him to get a mail order bride. Millie was from Boston and had just turned 18. Unfortunately, the orphanage where she grew up could no longer continue to provide for her…