-- Grace Elizabeth --

-- Grace Elizabeth --

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sins of the Past

There is always great anticipation when your favorite author comes out with a new book, but when three of your favorite authors come together in a romantic suspense novella collection, that is as good as it gets!! Yes, you read this right; Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason combined in one book called Sins of the Past. Three completely different stories about 120 pages in length and with each authors distinct romance, suspense and wonderfully written story lines.
Dee Henderson's story, Missing, is about John Graham a  Wyoming sheriff going back to Chicago to try to find his missing mother who vanished from her retirement community. John teams up with
Sharon a savvy Chicago cop and as they search for  his mother, the idea that something disturbing could be the heart of her disappearance.  Will they find her in time?,. need to read for yourself.
Dani Pettrey's story Shadowed, brings her story line back to Alaska. A Russian open water swimmer is found dead and Libby another swimmer is brought in to help search for the killer. She finds the body on a whale watching tour with Ben McKenna  The plot thickens when politics and spies both enter the picture. In all her books adventure, romance and danger are crafted beautifully and I wished this story went on further...maybe it will in another book.
Lynette Eason's story, Blackout, is another great suspense book with a hint of romance. Macey Adams wished she could remember the sins that haunted her.  If she could remember, then maybe she would be able to figure out who was trying to kill her-or drive her mad.  What a first paragraph that completely enthralls you to keep reading. Macey was implicated in a robbery years before but now the real culprit is up for parole and she is being targeted since the loot has never been found.  Does Macey know where it is hidden or will her memory keep everything suppressed.  Will she be killed before the truth comes out. This story was definitely a page turner with a surprise ending..just like the author likes to do.
You are in for a rare treat when you purchase this book: three amazing authors with three compelling stories that will leave you wanting more. If you have not read any of these three, this is a great way to see for yourself what I am writing about.
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for this free copy to review just for my honest opinion.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Lead me Home

Cover: Lead Me HomeIt is interesting how we pick out books to read.  Sometimes it is the cover, often it is a favorite author and sometimes the story line is very intriguing. What prompted me to pick out Lead me Home by Amy Sorrells was a quote on the front cover.  "What if all we're looking for is right where we are"?. That really made me curious what this book was all about and what I found was a story that captivated me from page one to the end.

I found this book to be interesting because of the plot but also because she is an Indiana author and I live and hour away from her.  Many of her locations I know and some were in my own home town.  That really kicked it up a notch for me. I felt a part of the story that I have never felt in all the books I have read.

Lead me home follows two main characters: Noble Burden who runs his family's dairy farm and James Horton a pastor of a church ready to close it's doors. Noble had to grow up quickly, especially since he had an abusive father who finally just left the family to fend for themselves. He has a brother, Eustace,  who is autistic and that challenges Noble to be the head of the family and make decisions about the farm.  He also has a love for music and would love to fulfill that dream in Nashville.  He has a chance, but can he walk away from responsibilities?
Pastor Horton has  different challenges: a church he was a  pastor for 20 years that is closing up for good. He is a single parent to a wayward child, Shelby, since his wife died. She wants to do her own thing and James worries about her choices/consequences. Shelby and Noble have been childhood friends and he would like it to be more, but she is not interested. A severe storm rolls through, threatening their community and very livelihood.  Will both Noble and James lose what they care about most and figure out where they truly belong?  I hope this question piques an interest in reading what happens..you will be very glad you did.

Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for this free copy just for my honest opinion.