Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Real Enemy by Kathy Herman

Hi Readers! 

This was an in-depth book that was just wonderful. Brill and Kurt's situation was a wonderful story of its own, that was only more dramatic while placed into the setting of Brill's work as a Police Chief. The suspense of the book was just right! It never let up, but it also never got so thick that you couldn't keep up with it either. I really did enjoy this book, and I wouldn't mind reading the next book in the Sophie Trace series! I also liked how Mrs. Herman created Sophie Trace. I grew up very near to Tennessee, so I really liked the setting for this book. 

Carol :) 

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Real Enemy

David C. Cook (March 2009)


Kathy Herman


Suspense novelist Kathy Herman is very much at home in the Christian book industry, having worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas, as product buyer/manager for the children’s department, and eventually as director of human resources.

She has conducted numerous educational seminars on children’s books at CBA Conventions in the U.S. and Canada, served a preliminary judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association , and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market.

Since her first novel, Tested by Fire, debuted in 2001 as a CBA national bestseller, she's added thirteen more titles to her credit, including another bestseller, All Things Hidden.

Kathy's husband Paul is her best friend and most ardent supporter and manages the LifeWay Christian Store in Tyler, Texas. They have three grown children, five adorable grandkids, a cat named Samantha—and an ongoing fascination with hummingbirds. They also enjoy world travel, deep sea fishing, stargazing, and bird watching and sometimes incorporate all these hobbies into one big adventure.


Brill Jessup just became the first female police chief in Sophie Trace, Tennessee, and is riding on the credentials of a stellar eighteen-year career on the Memphis police force. She may be a pro at finding clues, but she tends to ignore the obvious in her personal life. And she would rather work than deal with the bitterness she feels about her husband Kurt's infidelity. Kurt, is weighed down by her unrelenting anger as he struggles to let God redeem the stupidest mistake he ever made. He is genuinely contrite and making every effort to show his commitment to Brill. But she hides behind her badge and her bitterness, deciding that moving her family away from Memphis is the only change she needs to make. So why can't Brill get over this anger?

Before she ever has time to unpack her boxes, people start disappearing. Lots of them. Seven people in seven days To complicate matters, a local legend has many residents believing that the cause is unearthly─tied to the “red shadows,” or spirits of the departed Cherokee who once inhabited the land.

While Brill draws on all of her experience and instinct to solve the case, she must confront an enemy that threatens everything she holds dear─one that cannot be stopped with a badge and a gun. She is forced to confront the real enemy.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Real Enemy, go HERE

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1434767868

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Cousin's Promise By Wanda Brunstetter

Hello My Readers! 

A nice fast easy going read. The kind you can finish up in one afternoon and just smile about. This is my second book I have ever read by Wanda Brunstetter. She has the same relaxing easy reading style with this book as before. One thing I really enjoyed about the book was the baby lamb who lost a leg. Why? Well, not that long ago one one of my Pomeranian moms had her first litter. She panicked with the first baby and something I have never had happen before happened. The first born little girl lost her leg, from the knee down! What is so ironic is that we called her Tripod for quite a while. Then I sort of wondered if it sounded mean, to name her after a camera tripod, though both are 3 legged, and we started calling her Trixie. Much like the lamb also named Tripod in this book, my little gal has thrived. There is life after accidents. There are reasons God walks us through the valley of the shadow of death.  If you get a chance to read this book, do so! I was in one store tonight and saw it there for sale for under $7.00! You just can't beat that! 

Carol :) 

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Cousin's Promise

Barbour Books (March 1, 2009)


Wanda Brunstetter

Wanda enjoys writing about the Amish because they live a peaceful, simple life─something she says we all need in this day and age.

Using the knowledge her Amish friends have shared with her, Wanda has also produced several children’s titles in the Rachel Yoder─Always Trouble Somewhere series, an Amish cookbook, and a devotional collection entitled The Simpler Life, which was released in July 2008 and celebrates the virtues of the Amish lifestyle. Wanda and her husband are members of the fellowship of Christian Magicians.

Wanda is also a member of the North American Association of ventriloquists, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Northwest Christian Writers Association. She lives in Washington State, where her husband pastors, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish settlements across the country.

Other books by Wanda are A Sister's Test, A Sister's Hope, and A Sister's Secret


Wayne Lambright who, crippled after a tragic accident, feels himself unworthy of her love; and Jake Beechy who, after having abandoned her to explore the English world, returns to renew their courtship.

Willkumm to the lush and lavish Amish country where Wanda Brunstetter's new romantic series, Indiana Cousins, begins with A Cousin's Promise. Loraine Miller finds herself torn between the love of two good men.

When a horrific accident cripples Wayne Lambright, he finds it difficult enough to take care of himself, much less Loraine Miller, his future bride. Will he sacrifice his happiness to give her a better life?

Having already been jilted once, Loraine is terrified of yet another rejection. But does she love Wayne enough to marry him, for better or worse? When her old boyfriend Jake Beechy returns from exploring the English world, he hopes Loraine will give him another chance.

How will God work to give Loraine the desires of her heart? To which man will she pledge her love and loyalty - for better or worse, until death they do part?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Cousin's Promise, go HERE

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1602600600

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow by The Miller Brothers

Hello Readers! 

Again, a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL read! I really enjoyed this book so much! I have so many favorite parts, but the first one that stuck into my mind was when Hunter is being told about Author. I simply loved that because the minute I read it in the book, into my head popped how God is the Author and finisher of our faith. Things that like that never stopped coming to my mind as I read this book. It is an enticing story that just keeps getting better and better as you read. ;) I am not going to tell you too much about it, because I do want you to read it!!! I will tell you this, you will be wishing you had read it, and wondering if you are a Codebearer or not until the day you read this book and find out what is truth, and what is fiction. 

Carol :) 

Featured book, Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1593173288 .
 the Miller Brothers’ Web site - http://www.codebearers.com/
 the Miller Brothers’ blog -  http://themillerbrothers.blogspot.com/

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Breach Of Trust by DiAnn Mills

Hi Readers,

This was such a good book that I was even dreaming about it at night! This is a really wonderful read. I would say that this book is akin to a really good CSI or Law and Order-ish type show. It was just fun and fascinating, with lots of deep emotion, and a wonderful plot! 

Grab a copy and you will be glad you did! 
Carol :) 

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Breach Of Trust

Tyndale House Publishers (February 5, 2009)


DiAnn Mills

Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has over forty books in print and has sold more than a million copies.

DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels.

Six of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards 2003 – 2007, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005 and 2007. She was a Christy Awards finalist in 2008.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also a mentor for Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild.

She lives in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.


Paige Rogers survived every CIA operative’s worst nightmare.

A covert mission gone terribly wrong.

A betrayal by the one man she thought she could trust.

Forced to disappear to protect the lives of her loved ones, Paige has spent the last several years building a quiet life as a small-town librarian. But the day a stranger comes to town and starts asking questions, Paige knows her careful existence has been shattered.

He is coming after her again. And this time, he intends to silence her for good...

Paige Rogers is a former CIA agent who lost all she treasured seven years ago when her entire team was killed in a covert mission. She blames their leader—Daniel Keary—whom Paige believes betrayed them. Disillusioned and afraid for her life, she disappeared and started a new life as a librarian in small town Split Creek, Oklahoma.

But her growing relationship with high school football coach Miles Laird and the political ambitions of her former boss threaten to unmask her. When Keary announces his candidacy for governor of her state, he comes after Paige to ensure that she won't ruin his bid for office by revealing his past misdeeds. He threatens everything she holds dear, and Paige must choose between the life of hiding that has become her refuge . . . or risking everything in one last, desperate attempt to right old wrongs.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Breach Of Trust, go HERE

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The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414320477