Thursday, July 20, 2017

OVER MAYA DEAD BODY by Sandra Orchard

Inspirational Romantic Mystery
Sandra Orchard
4 stars MILD

Orchard writes this thrilling mystery in the first person limited point of view, which gives the reader a focused perspective of what the main character is thinking, feeling and experiencing. Mostly moderately paced, with some fast, blood-pumping scenes, there are many twists and turns throughout. Recommended for readers who like a good mystery. This is the culmination of the Serena Jones Mystery series, it can either be read as book 3 or as a standalone, Orchard does a great job of informing readers of past book occurrences. 

SUMMARY: FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family for a much needed vacation. Little does she know that she is arriving to find her uncle dead, her cousin missing and a distraught ex-fiance. She throws herself into helping which puts her in the path of the person or persons who have something to hide. Will she be able to figure out how her uncle died before someone gets to her first? When her father ends up in the hospital, her caring landlord shows up to help her. When she stops answering her phone, her FEB partner flies in as well to check on her. Emotions brew between the trio while they investigate. May the best man win over Serena's heart.

(REVELL, Jul, 352 pgs, $14.99)

Series: Book 3 of the Serena Jones Mysteries
  • 978-0800726706
  • July 4, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Historical Christian Romance
Jennifer Delamere
4 stars MILD

England 1879

Delamere writes this heartfelt novel in the third person head hopping point of view, which gives the reader a clear
overview. Mostly moderate paced with some blood-pumping, high-action, fast paced scenes. Delamere does a great job of pulling the reader into the characters emotions' and circumstances. Recommended for readers of historical romance novels.

SUMMARY: Rosalyn Bernay and her sisters lost their parents at a young age and were brought up in an orphanage. Once she ages out, she must venture out find herself. Many unfortunate situations leave her with only the clothes on her back. Nate Moran had tried to help Rosalyn but she took it the wrong way and ended up in a worse mess. When she meets up with him again, will she be leery or more willing to accept his help?

(BETHANY HOUSE, June 2017, 352 pgs, $14.99)

Series: London Beginnings

Reviewed by: JENNY FALCONE

ISBN:  978-0764219207


Saturday, July 1, 2017


Futuristic Science-Fiction Thriller
Laura Lam
3 stars MODERATE

Lam creates an enthralling thriller with a futuristic setting and references. Written in the third person, head hopping point of view. Readers will recognize phrases and occurrences from book 1, however, this can be read a book 2 or as a standalone. Filled with homosexual and transgender relationships, this novel has flesh parlors that perform surgery at the drop of a hat whenever someone wants to change something.Discretion due to an unnecessary, mildly descriptive intercourse scene as well as crude and harsh language throughout. Recommended for readers of thriller novels.

SUMMARY: Carina went from one of the best brain hackers to an extreme (dream) druggie, all within 8 months time. During one of her dream sequences, an old acquaintance sends images into her brain before he is brutally murdered. Will Carina help the team who are trying to stop the murders or will she continue on her downward path? Dex is one of a group of 4 trying to take down the Sudice corporation, that runs everything, before someone else dies. Will they succeed before its too late? With the images in Carina's brain, and the teams knowledge, they should be able to do it if everyone learns some trust and works together.

(TOR, June 2017, 400 pgs, $25.99 HB)

Series: Pacifica book 2

Reviewed by: JENNY FALCONE
ISBN:  978-0765382078

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