Thursday, December 27, 2012
Author: Georgiana Daniels
Publisher: Love Inspired (December 18, 2012)
Robyn Warner is willed her father’s property after being estranged from him and her half siblings for several years. The cottages on the property are in dire need of repair. Robyn intends to fix them up herself, but the “handyman” that’s on location when she arrives, doesn’t intend on leaving until the job is finished.
Cabel Sloane is the cop “responsible” for Robyn’s father’s death. Before Dan took his last breath, Cabel made him a promise that Cabel intends to keep. When Cabel meets Dan’s daughter, Robyn, he can’t deny the growing attraction. The fear of her discovering the truth of who he is has him putting it off. Just when she musters up the courage to tell her …
A DAUGHTER’S REDEMTION by GEORGIANA DANIELS has a powerful beginning that will draw you in, as well as a satisfying ending with a few surprises along the way.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Title: All in Good Time
Author: Maureen Lang
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (April 1, 2013)
I’m a huge MAUREEN LANG fan, so it was never in question if I was going to like ALL IN GOOD TIME. I have yet to read one of her novels that didn’t captivate me from the first page to the last.
Dessa Caldwell is on a mission. A mission that not many would believe to be a wise choice, but that hardly mattered to her. God has placed a calling upon her and she means to obey. Only problem is she needs to acquire a loan from Hawkins National Bank. The owner is less than happy to approve her much needed loan for the Pierson House, a refuge for prostitutes.
Henry Hawkins has a secret that has kept him at a distance from others. One he fears will destroy all he’s built over the years. When Dessa Caldwell enters his bank with the intentions of obtaining a loan for a crazy mission she is determined to carry out, Henry is not too pleased when his uncle tricks him into giving her the loan.
I have to say I fell in love with Henry and Dessa, and dare I say for a moment, Mr. Foster. MS. LANG has the most amazing knack for brining to life the characters in her novels that will have you turning the pages, and not wanting to set the book down.
MR. LANG does an amazing job at subtleties. Characters that seep into your heart, and change so gradually and realistically over the course of the book that you feel they are someone you know. Faith is gently sprinkled throughout, never preachy or forced. Just the right amount to get the sense of one’s belief and transformation without feeling as though you just stepped out of a sermon.
The drama and tension is tangible. As a writer, one of the things you are taught is to end your chapters with a hook. MS. LANG certainly has that down. I found it difficult to put the book down, taking me away from my daily duties as I thought, “just one more chapter”.
I loved the unique storyline, and how the ending came together. Once again MS. LANG has produced an amazing story, one that will stay with you for a very long time.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Title: Death in Dahlonega
Author: Deborah Malone
Publisher: Lamp Post Inc. (October 21, 2011)
Trixie Montgomery and her good friend Dee Dee, adventure off to the north Georgia Mountains, to write a historical article for the magazine Trixie works for. It doesn't take long for trouble to start brewing. Dee Dee is caught red-handed holding a bloody pickax over John Tatum. Trixie is bound and determined not to let her good friend take the rap for a murder she is sure Dee Dee didn't do. Trixie will stop at nothing until justice is served.
I'm not a cozy mystery reader. I don't like slapstick comedy. I just can't get into the funny side of something otherwise serious.
DEATH IN DAHLONEGA by DEBORAH MALONE is a terrific read. It's very well written with many comical moments, as well as unique lines. MS. MALONE will have you turning the pages with a mystery that will keep you guessing. If I were a cozy mystery reader, I'd purchase each of MS. MALONE'S novels.