Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Inspirational Historical Romance
4 Stars MILD

Skull Gulch, New Mexico Territory, 1880 

Another amazing, fast-paced, suspenseful, page-turning novel by Mary Connealy. Written in the third person, this can be a stand-alone novel but is the second in the Cimarron Legacy series. You will recognize characters from the first book as well as from a past series. A must read that will stick with you long after you finish. Recommended for fans of historical suspense.

Summary: Rancher Justin Boden is now in charge of running his fathers ranch after a severe accident sends him to a highly trained doctor in the city. Now, after yet another accident, Justin's older brother is laid up and everyone must watch their backs. Since the doctor can not sit with Justin's brother for the amount of time needed, accident prone Angie DuPree comes to assist. The Boden's try to figure out who is trying to do them harm before another accident occurs. Justin has a difficult time focusing on the danger surrounding the ranch and not on Angie, who only wants to help. Will Justin and Angie be able to figure out who is creating these accidents before anyone else gets hurt?

(BETHANY HOUSE, Feb. 2017, 304 pp, $14.99)

Series: Cimarron Legacy Book 2

Reviewed by: JENNY FALCONE

  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211829


Thursday, April 20, 2017

NO WAY UP by Mary Connealy

Inspirational Historical Romance
Mary Connealy 
4 stars MILD

Setting: Skull Gulch, New Mexico Territory, November 1880

Mary Connealy provides us with another amazing, fast-paced, suspenseful, page-turning read. Written in the third person, this is a stand-alone novel and the first in the Cimarron series, however you will recognize our male lead, as well as the family members he refers to, from a past series. A must read that will stick with you long after you finish.

Summary: Hired hand, Heath Kinkaid, saves ranch patriarch who is caught in an intentionally-set avalanche. He will do anything to protect Sadie Boden from further danger. Sadie doesn't want to be protected, she wants to be involved every step of the way in discovering who is trying to harm her family in order to get the ranch.

(Bethany House, July 2016, 304 pages, $14.99)


Series: Cimarron book 1

  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211812


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UNBROKEN SPIRIT by Kelsey Norman

Paranormal Christian Fiction
Kelsey Norman
4 Stars

Norman makes a grand, remarkable story that opens with a bang and keeps the fast pace until the end, you won't
want to put it down. Heart pounding violent memories plague our main character. Norman portrays great descriptive come-to-life scenes and characterization that leaves you with a clear character voice. Written in the first-person limited point of view with italic thoughts throughout, this is an outstanding Christian paranormal Romance that you won't want to miss. Discretion is advised due to sexual references and violence in some memories.

SUMMARY: 24-year-old Nina Anderson is lucky to be alive after the abuse of her boyfriend, who tried to kill her. He is now in prison but Nina is still haunted by the memories of their time together. Nina moves to Despair, Kansas for a fresh start on her grandparents farm. Liam is sent to be Nina's protector and try to restore her faith in God. He tries to help her be rid of her ex once and for all but then her worst fears come true. Will Liam be able to protect and help her through it all?

(Mountain Brook, August 2016, 250 pgs, dl $2.99)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1943959099

Reviewed by Jenny Falcone


Saturday, April 1, 2017


Inspirational Historical Romance
Kim Vogel Sawyer
4 Stars MILD
From Missouri to Kansas, 1882 

Written in a head-hopping, third person limited point of view, Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves a compelling tale that will keep you guessing until the end. You will grow and learn with the characters as the book progresses. Throughout, we see the characters struggle with a quest to find God and how love and grace conquers all. While moderately paced, with some fast paced scenes, we encounter many unexpected surprises that keep the book interesting.  Recommended for all.

Summary: Grace Cristler is postmistress in the town of Fairland, Kansas, where her uncle is the Preacher. It is up to Grace to inform Reverend Rufus Dille about the town as he prepares to step into her uncles shoes, all the while falling in love with someone she has yet to officially meet. On his way to Fairland, the reverend gets immensely sick and a good Samaritan, Theophil Garrison, helps get him to a doctor. Theophil has left home after his cousins are released from prison, knowing that they wish to impart their revenge on him for what they consider betrayal. After the reverend passes, Theo must deliver a message to the good people of Fairland; they mistake him for the new reverend. Once the townspeople find out of his deceit, will they accept him for who he is or turn on him? Will his cousins catch up to him before he has a chance to straighten himself out with God, Grace and the townspeople he has come to care about?

(WATERBROOK, Mar. 2017, 352 pp, $14.99)
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