Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Raven's Ladder by Jeffery Overstreet

Greetings Readers!

Oh yeah! Another wonderful Jeffery Overstreet book! I am so glad to get to read the third book in The Auralia Thread, Raven's Ladder.

Raven's Ladder speaks to us of hope. Hope in the face of despair, something I have been dealing with myself. Hope that leads us to faith to follow the vision we have been given. In this case, Cal-Raven is following the vision he sees in Auralia's colors. This book was every bit as strong to me as the first book in this trilogy. I have greatly enjoyed it, and I hope to read more books from Jeffery Overstreet in the future. They have far reaching impact.

Carol :)

About the book:


Following the beacon of Auralia’s colors and the footsteps of a mysterious dream-creature, King Cal-raven has discovered a destination for his weary crowd of refugees. It’s a city only imagined in legendary tales. And it gives him hope to establish New Abascar.

But when Cal-raven is waylaid by fortune hunters, his people become vulnerable to a danger more powerful than the prowling beastmen––House Bel Amica. In this oceanside kingdom of wealth, enchantment, and beauty, deceitful Seers are all too eager to ensnare House Abascar’s wandering throng.

Even worse, the Bel Amicans have discovered Auralia’s colors, and are twisting a language of faith into a lie of corruption and control.

If there is any hope for the people of Abascar, it lies in the courage of Cyndere, daughter of Bel Amica’s queen; the strength of Jordam the beastman; and the fiery gifts of the ale boy, who is devising a rescue for prisoners of the savage Cent Regus beastmen.

As his faith suffers one devastating blow after another, Cal-raven’s journey is a perilous climb from despair to a faint gleam of hope––the vision he sees in Auralia’s colors.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Too Close To Home by Lynette Eason

Greetings Readers!

I had not read a book by this author before, but I throughly enjoyed Lynette Eason's style and book! This book had a wonderful pace to it, and a very good plot. I throughly enjoyed it. The romance was just enough, and Samantha was one of several wonderful characters. This book has a good bit of the feel of several very successful TV shows, making it really entertaining to read. God and faith, as well as every day evil and humans are skillfully woven into this book.
This book also covers some of the dangers to those are are un-aware on the internet, and would be a good recommendation for many teenage girls.

Carol :)

FBI agent Samantha Cash sets out to solve a string of murders in a small Southern town. Troubles arise when the case turns personal…

Lynette Eason debuts a new romantic suspense series that features strong female characters who will stop at nothing to find the criminal: the Women of Justice series.

Too Close to Home is the first novel in this new series, which renowned suspense author Dee Henderson called “a hit” and said that she “enjoyed every minute.”

In this thrilling first book, readers meet Samantha Cash, who is the FBI’s secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops until the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help the local police chief Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There’s her faith–in God and herself. And then there’s the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife.

As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor’s 16-year-old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can’t a girl just have some fun?

Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page, and will have readers cheering for the characters they love as justice is served and love grows even in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on!


Lynette Eason is the author of several romantic suspense novels, and a member of American Fiction Christian Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother of two, she has a master’s degree in education from Converse College.

Lynette’s blog is here.

Lynette’s website is here.

Download an excerpt from Too Close to Home here!!!

“Available April 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”