-- Grace Elizabeth --

-- Grace Elizabeth --

Monday, February 27, 2012

Not This Time

Not This Time by Vicki Hinze is the third book in her Crossroads series. I thoroughly enjoyed her first two b00ks, but this one was just ok.
Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together but problems have arisen in both their business and friendship. Sara's husband has been kidnapped and held for ransom. Beth is the prime suspect since she dislikes Robert a lot. Added to the kidnapping problem, Seagrove Village is rocked by terrorism and murders and who is behind all this. Could it be the Nina terrorists or is it someone in their own town?
I found the plot fairly interesting but I found myself getting disinterested in the happenings of the two girls and the problems. I felt too much character development and back and forth story lines that almost made me just head to the back to find out the ending. I was hoping for more suspense and it just never happened.
Thanks to Waterbrook-Multnomah for this free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.


Blue Moon Promise

Another winner for Colleen Coble with Blue Moon Promise! She consistently writes books that never disappoints her readers and that is why she is my "all time favorite" Christian writer.

This storyline was really different from her other books. Lucy Marsh is caring for her brother and sister, just lost her job and probably her house when an interesting arrangement comes up.
A man appears at her house and touts a marriage proposal that Lucy cannot turn down. Moving from Wabash, Indiana to Texas will provide a safe refuge for her. She learned that her father's death was not accident and she fears for her life too. Nate Stantons father arranged this marriage without Nate knowing anything about it and is very surprised when he finds out he will have a wife and children to provide for. Can Lucy survive the rigors of ranch life? Can Nate provide protection for Lucy and the children when danger moves in? Can Nate and Lucy learn to love each other in this arranged marriage? To find out these answers read this story that is filled with hope, romance and suspense. These are all typical of how Colleen writes and always invites the reader to come along and enjoy. My only problem, is I read the books so fast and have to wait for the next one to come out.

Thank you Thomas Nelson for the wonderful Booksneeze program where I can read books for free just for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Not In The Heart

What a story!!!!!!!!!!. Chris Fabry weaves another unforgetable storyline that leaves you wishing the story would not end. His writing and characters are so believable you find yourself sucked into the plot along with his characters and trying to figure out how this will end. And, what an ending it was. As a mother, this story will tug at your heart in many, many ways
Truman Wiley struggles with a gambling addiction, doesn't have a job or home, has lost touch with his family and has a son dying and in need of a new heart. Enter a chance, as a news reporter, to write the story of a condemmed man who is willing to donate his heart to Truman's son in exchange for his side of the story and the murder conviction. Truman is reluctant at first to attempt such a feat, then lots of money is added to try a convince him to tackle the story. With mounting hospital bills and creditors after Truman, he accepts the deal and heads to the casino and loses it all. Now how will he explain to his wife, daughter and son(who he is afraid to see) how this will ever materialize. Truman does start digging 24 days before the execution and finds evidence that points to a different killer. Can he uncover the real murderer before the execution date?.
That is enough of a teaser to the storyline. This story has it all. One minute I disliked Truman, then felt sorry for him, felt sorry for his family and what he had put them through, then he showed me bits of hope that he could change. Throughout the book he wants nothing to do with God and slowly he starts changing and then I was rooting for him. He really can change and show his family he wasn't such a jerk and then the unexpected happens. The ending was a "priceless gift".

Thanks to B & B Media Group for this ARC copy to review. I was not required to write a positive review.