Month: August 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson

BOOK REVIEW: Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson

Ian Wells is a young criminal defense attorney struggling to build a Minneapolis law practice he inherited from his father while caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Nearly at the breaking point, everything changes for Ian when a new client offers a simple case: determine whether three men qualify for over nine million dollars of trust funds. To qualify, none can have been involved in criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian’s fee for a week’s work: the unbelievable sum of two hundred thousand dollars. Ian warily accepts the job–but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust with a decades-old criminal enterprise and the greatest unsolved art theft in Minnesota history. As stolen money from the art theft surfaces, Ian finds himself the target of a criminal investigation by Brook Daniels, a prosecutor who is also his closest law school friend. He realizes too late that […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners. One novel, two stories.  One not overly sure where I came across this book but it’s set on the shelf for entirely too long and looks ever so very interesting. First comes friendship… Back in high school, Maggie Kingsbury and Glenn Lambert were close friends. But after that, life took them in different directions. Now they meet again—as maid of honor and best man—at a wedding in San Francisco. Maggie and Glenn reconnect as friends but discover that their connection goes far deeper than just friendship. Twenty-four hours later, they’re married, too! They begin to create a brand-new world for themselves, based on White Lace and Promises. And then comes […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

BOOK REVIEW: Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant’s daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything. With only her father’s secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances—along with her father’s precious dye—help her become one of the city’s preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can’t outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she […]

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BOOK REVIEW: First Light by Erynn Newman

BOOK REVIEW: First Light by Erynn Newman

Drew and Elisabeth meet as teenagers, and they fall in love. Sounds like a perfect recipe for happily ever after. But when Drew’s father is killed at the Pentagon on September 11th, he finds himself spiraling into an abyss of rage. To avoid dragging the woman he loves down with him, he has to walk away, even if it means losing her forever. He joins the CIA and eventually makes things right with God, but is it too late to make things right with Elisabeth? First Light is a series of vignettes set over the course of fifteen years, leading up to the culmination of their story in the full-length romantic suspense novel Out of Darkness. It is a fifty page novellette (no cliffhanger). I’m glad I read the synopsis of this novella before digging right in to read it.  The writing itself doesn’t overly lend itself to jumping right […]

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SPOTLIGHT:Out of Darkness by Erynn Newman

SPOTLIGHT:Out of Darkness by Erynn Newman

To purchase your copy, click here. About the Book Book title: Out of DarknessAuthor: Erynn NewmanRelease date: May 18, 2017Genre: Romantic suspense Elisabeth Allen gave her heart to Jesus as a little girl and to Drew Marek as a teenager. When their wedding day finally arrives, it’s the happiest day of her life–until a car bomb transforms her dream come true into a living nightmare. As Best Man at the wedding, Gabriel Di Salvo promises Drew–his best friend and CIA partner–he’ll look after Elisabeth, but he never dreams it will become necessary so soon. As Elisabeth struggles to put the pieces of her life back together without Drew, Gabe becomes her rock, and as they share their grief and begin to heal, their friendship gradually deepens into something more. Three years later, Gabe and Elisabeth are planning a future together when he receives a shocking call from the one man […]

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