Saturday, May 28, 2016


TARGETED by SANDRA ROBBINS

Within the first few pages of this exceptionally well written book, I could feel my heart pumping. As Lainey feels the presence of someone in the house, she knew trouble was close by. I literally sat on the edge of my seat as the scene played out. The writing is so intense and detailed that I began to feel like I was there watching everything in real time. It is not easy to write at that caliber, but the author has brilliantly delivered a first rate action packed thriller .

Ash is as tough as they come. He has been part of The Firebrand. It is a group of the very best of trained men to undertake assignments from the American government . Their assignments are dangerous but rewarding. Now it seems that the group is being taken in a new direction and Ash has to decide if he wants to train others to continue the work that Firebrand is famous for. As Ash sits at the diner, he notices how empty it is. When the waitress cones over, his guard is up as she calls him by name. How did she know his name? What message was written on the ticket the waitress left at the table?

Lainey has kept a secret from Ash that will  take him by surprise. Will this secret put people in danger? As Ash is called home he can feel the tension in the air between him and Lainey. I loved the chemistry between them. They have a lot of emotions to work through.   The author does  an incredible job of bringing two people together as they sort through forgiveness, deceit, danger and a bit of romance that makes the book so powerful. Be prepared for action at the highest level in this fast paced story that delivers twists that you don't see coming. I loved the  first installment of this series and can't wait to purchase the next one when it is available. I have found a new author that writes with great depth, keeps readers guessing and a story that will have you on pins and needles.

I received a copy of this book from the author and The BookClub Network for an honest review.

MEDICAL JUDGMENT by RICHARD L. MABRY, M. D.

I just received this book yesterday and finished it in one day. It was so intriguing I couldn't put it down. The author does an outstanding job of delivering mystery at its very best. The storyline is superior and has all the makings for a great movie. I always look forward to reading Mr. Mabry's  books and this one is definitely one of his very best.

 Sarah is trying to pull her life back together after a tragic accident killed her husband and daughter. She feels empty inside and angry at the world. All she has now is her job as an ER doctor. She tries to fill her empty days by working but inside  she feels nothing.  Several men in her life start to take interest in her, but she feels she would be dishonoring  her dead husband if she went out with anyone. Suddenly strange things start to happen that makes Sarah uneasy. A fire in her house, strange calls, threats made on her life all start to make her rethink her safety. Who is trying to harm her? Can she trust someone who was her husband's best friend to protect her?

The reason I liked this book so much was for several reasons. The main character was a strong woman who didn't fall apart at the first sign of trouble. Her character was well written and even shared her anger  and struggle  with God. There were several references to overcoming anger and how to heal with the help of God.  and the author The story was so detailed with its surprising twists that I couldn't figure out who the person was causing Sarah so much uneasiness. That is a sign of an author who not only develops a great plot but keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. The added characters in the story compliment each other and interact very well together. I loved the preacher and his words of wisdom as he counseled several people.

If you are looking for a mystery with a  action packed story that is explosive and at the caliber of one of the best writers around, this book is a must read.

I received a copy if this book from the author and Abingdon Press for an honest review.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


THE GOODBYE BRIDE by DENISE HUNTER

This is another great book from an author that writes with humor, compassion and gives readers a touch of romance . I loved the characters and how they were developed easily over a course of a few chapters. It was nice to get to know them and sense their feelings just by the stroke  of a pen with words that flowed easily.


I've seen shows where the main theme is someone has amnesia and it takes forever for them to get it back. They cry and walk around depressed and I quickly lose interest. With this book, it was refreshing and written with a flow that didn't detour into unimportant details. Lucy wakes up in a bathroom after hitting her head . She is wearing a wedding dress and can't remember a thing. I would hate to have that feeling of confusion . Poor Lucy can't remember the last seven months. She does remember that she was getting married but she has the wrong fiancĂ©  in mind. What is a woman to do? Well of course  she calls her Zac to rescue her. There is one little catch though;  she isn't engaged to the man she calls on the phone anymore.

Zac is floored when he receives a call from Lucy asking to be rescued. He reluctantly goes and picks her up, still remembering how hurt he still feels when she left him seven months ago with no explanation. Lucy , you got some explaining to do. The story is so good with some unexpected twists. Will Lucy ever regain her memory? Who is this other man who claims to be her fiancĂ© ? Why is she uncomfortable around him?

The book is well written and will have you glued to the story as it gives you a glimpse into redemption, trust, faith and forgiveness. Who will win Lucy's heart?

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild for an honest review.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


THE NEWSMAKERS by LIS WIEHL with SEBASTIAN STUART

At the beginning of the book, I was having a difficult time getting into the story. As the details started to emerge I found myself intrigued and was able to get involved in a heartstopping action filled book.

Erica has been through a very difficult divorce and lost custody of her child. Her alcohol addiction cost her dearly and now she is trying to start over. She lands a job at the prestigious Global News Network. She is determined to be the best reporter they have ever had. As Erica reports on a major disaster it seems that overnight her popularity has skyrocketed. Will fame cost her more than she is willing to deliver? What happens when she investigates the disaster on her own? Why are there so many horrible things happening around her?

The story is written with a great look into the news business and how cutthroat it can be. The more Erica gets great stories that become major headlines, the more her life is in danger. Is her boss, Nylan behind a sinister plot to take out major influential people? Who can Erica trust as she gets closer to the truth? There is mention in the book of alcoholism and drug abuse which draws attention to the destruction it can cause to a person.

The book really picks up speed at the halfway mark and delves into deception, and a story that is believable with twists and turns. I liked the characters and how  each one played an intricate part in the story. The author does a good job of making Nylan so evil that I instantly didn't trust him. I am looking forwarding to the next installment of this story to see if Erica can continue to be strong and fight for truth and justice.


I received a copy of this boom from The Fiction Guild for an honest review.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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About the Book

the quietingThe Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things–fast. But David doesn’t work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting.
When David’s mother arrives, uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters–and especially for David’s niece Abigail. When Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem–but will it create another?
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher takes fans back to Stoney Ridge, delivering the twists, turns, and romance they adore.

About the Author

suzanne-croppedSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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Guest Post from Suzanne Woods Fisher

Twenty years ago, my husband and I attended a large church with a dynamic senior pastor. Each Sunday, we would sit spellbound during 40 minute sermons—he was that good a preacher. And then a terrible thing came to light—this very man had been taking advantage of vulnerable women during counseling sessions. Fourteen women, it turned out, and the pastor remained unrepentant. As issues were dealt with, our entire church suffered. We were a hurting community. The sins of one affected all.
As I plotted out ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ I wanted to borrow the theme of how a leader’s sins hurts the church community. (Now, I need to clarify that this is not a novel that addresses sexual sin. However, it does address unrepentant sin in an ordained leader.) First, I spoke to some Amish friends to see if my story idea had any merit. Was I was on the right track? To my amazement, a similar situation to my novels had occurred in one Amish friend’s church, and it resulted in a “quieting.” That’s an Amish phrase that means revoking the responsibilities of an unrepentant ordained leader. Just like it sounds–he is, essentially, “quieted.”
In this novel, you’ll see the behind-the-scenes of Amish church leadership, and get a sense of how a community is hurting. And how it begins to heal, too.
This series began in the Stoney Ridge, Pennsylvania community with The Imposter. More twists and turns are coming to Stoney Ridge after The Quieting—so stay tuned for The Devoted to hit bookshelves in early October. Just in time for autumn reading by a warm fireplace.
Warmly, Suzanne

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I have read a lot of Amish fiction books and thought I knew about most of their beliefs , but I was pleasantly surprised to learn something I have never read about them before. I know about shunning and how it distances the person from the community, but I have not heard the word quieting before. As explained in the book it is basically removing an Amish bishop that  has done something wrong and will not repent for it. This made for a very intense story that completely engrossed me. What did the bishop do that would cause quieting to be informed?

I can't imagine what turmoil the community was in as they faced this very hard decision to remove a bishop. The author does  a great job in sharing the characters feelings and how they anguish over this very seldom action being enforced . What will the decision be from the community? Can they repair the damage done to the community? Will it tarnish the trust in the community? The story was very intense and I couldn't stop reading it because I had to see how the characters would each deal with this. The characters are very well written and I admire the way the author wrote  such a moving story that showed deep rooted faith.

There is another part of the story that is so well written and made me really like Abigail. Her main focus is to finish her ill father's genealogy work for a client. On top of this is a cute little diversion for  Abigail from an admirer. She has a hard time communicating with others and sometimes is a bit shy. I loved the story and all the twists it took. We all have pasts we sometimes have a hard time letting go of. Will there be secrets revealed as Abigail digs deeper in the genealogy research she is doing for a client? Will she let someone into her life and find love?

The story is filled with intrigue, redemption and forgiveness. It gives a glance into a bishop's life as he juggles serving the community while meeting the needs of his own family. You will find many characters in the book that at first confused me, but as I really got into the story I understood the importance of each character. It is a well written book that shows the struggles of relationships and how a community comes together to support each other.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit an honest review .

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Thursday, May 19, 2016


KISSED BY A COWBOY by DEBRA CLOPTON

We return to Wishing Springs, Texas with Cassidy Starr. First I have to say I love the name of the town. It reminds me of a quaint little place where everyone knows each other. Cassidy has come to Wishing Springs, Texas to finally claim her inheritance. She loves the town and always had fond memories of the sweet little town. Where else would she want to go to find peace then the town that brought her happiness? Her parents have not been the best role model for her with their numerous divorces and questionable relationships.

Poor Cassidy has felt the sting of divorce herself and now hopes that coming back to her favorite childhood place, she can begin a new life. She is not interested in finding anyone to date and certainly won't be looking for anyone. Oh how many have said those same words only to have to take them back later?

As luck would have it, her next door neighbor is none other than Jarrod Monahan. What are the odds that the boy she loved when she was younger would be living right next door ? Jarrod  helps runs the family ranch among other duties he has in the town. He is a very determined person and soon will have his hands full trying to get Cassidy to give him a chance. Why is Cassidy so determined to keep Jarrod at arms length? Seems someone maybe is protesting to much. Is she playing hard to get ?

The story is sweet and has lots of different characters. They seem to mesh together to tell a great story that compliments the main characters. Jarrod is soon to have trouble at the ranch and it will take all he has to find out who is out to destroy him and the ranch. I loved the little intrigue mixed in the story with an emphasis on romance. There are moments that I found myself laughing at the interaction between Cassidy and  Jarrod.  Will boy get girl? Will Cassidy stop being stubborn long enough to get "KISSED BY A COWBOY?" Fans of Debra Clopton will find this book to be fun, intriguing and full of adventure in this small town atmosphere.

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild for an honest review.

An AMISH MARKET by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin & Vannetta Chapman

The book is a wonderful collection of stories from authors that always deliver a wonderful storyline and keep readers interested till the very last page. I loved each one and thought that each story had great character development as well as lessons we all can learn from.

In Love Birds by Amy Clipston , Ellie and her mother  are still dealing with the shock of losing Seth. Lloyd was best friends with Seth and it is hard on him as well. Ellie has been in love with Lloyd for such a long time, that she yearns to be with him always. Why does  Lloyd think Ellie has betrayed him? Will this keep them apart forever? Can they finally find healing about losing Seth?  The story is about loss, forgiveness and healing. Be sure and grab some tissues as you read this well written story that you won't forget .

A Bid For Love by Kathleen Fuller is a fun read. Ezra is single and has his eyes on the sweet Hannah he buys butter from at the market. How much butter can he possibly buy before she gets suspicious? At an auction a quilt is up for bid. Hannah wants the quilt so bad and keep bidding hoping she will be the highest bidder. Will she get the beautiful quilt? Is there something special about this quilt? Get ready for a little intrigue and maybe a budding romance in this charming story?

Sweeter Than Honey by Kelly Irwin is a great read with wonderful characters that you instantly like. Isabelle has moved with her family  to Bee County, Texas from Tennessee . Will Isabelle have trouble fitting in? Can she make friends and feel apart of the community? What happens when she runs into Will at the Combination store? They each seem to have trouble trusting people , and that makes for a great story of two young people who find their way to forgiveness and trusting.

Love In Store by Vannetta Chapman is an intriguing story surrounded by mystery and  characters that are nice and at times perhaps a little outspoken. I loved Stella so much. She is quick to say what she thinks which doesn't sit well with some people in the town.  There is something very strange going on at the Old Mill and even in the town. David doesn't care much for Stella but working at the same place, he tries to get along with her. As more unexplained things take place , will they be able to work together to solve the mystery? Can they swallow their pride and find peace? It is a great story that I loved and will keep readers glued to their seats.

I loved all the stories in this wonderful collection . Each author has a creative way of writing which makes readers want to grab their books as soon as they are published. You won't be disappointment in this collection as each story flows smoothly and creates an unforgettable time of relaxation and enjoyment as you read this collection.

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild for an honest review.
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One Plus One Equals TroubleHumiliated after her broken engagement, Claire Montgomery flees her comfortable life in San Francisco for a teaching position in Pine Creek, Washington, a dot of a town nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains. She’s determined to succeed—for once in her life—only to discover, upon her arrival, that success will have to be won. Thanks to a school board error, two teachers have been hired.
When scandal forces professor Barrett Clarke from his position, he returns to Pine Creek where his uncle, chairman of the school board, sets forth an irresistible offer: teach one year in return for ranchland. For this would-be rancher, nothing is more tempting than resurrecting his childhood dream, and nothing can deter him from earning that land.
Except perhaps Claire Montgomery. Losing the battle for the classroom means losing the ranchland, but winning may mean losing Claire’s heart.

About the Author

Sondra KraakA native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, blogging about spiritual truths, and writing historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She delights in sharing stories that not only entertain, but nourish the soul. Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist (2015) and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women’s Fiction Award (2015).

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Monday, May 16, 2016

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NNGFrontNo Neutral GroundAfter his father divorces his mother because of her Jewish ancestry, Rafe and the rest of his family flee Germany. As a B-17 navigator, he returns to Europe. On the ocean voyage, he meets Jennie, an artist journeying to Sweden to work with the OSS.
Flying missions against his former homeland arouses emotions that surprise Rafe. Despite being rejected, he is troubled by the destruction of Germany and his heart still cries for his father’s love.
Sweden may be neutral, but it’s full of intrigue. Jennie assists the OSS at the American legation in Sweden. She thought she’d be doing passive, behind-the-scenes work. Instead, she’s pushed into an active role to gain intelligence and frustrate the Germans.
How can Rafe and Jennie succeed in their dangerous roles when they are so conflicted?

About the Author

TerriTerri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.
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Guest Post from Terri Wangard

I hadn’t planned on writing No Neutral GroundFriends and Enemies (book one of the Promise For Tomorrow series) was the WWII story I’d wanted to write, inspired by family history on the German side. Finishing that, I’d started writing a contemporary story set in one of my favorite places, Green Lake, Wisconsin.
At an ACFW conference, I had an appointment to pitch Friends and Enemieswith an editor. She said I’d be likelier to get a contract if I had a series. The Green Lake story got shelved.
What could I write to partner with Friends and Enemies? That stumped me. The German side of the story was my big interest, but another one? No. I had no desire to return to Nazi Germany. My ancestry is three quarters German. All of my forbearers arrived in America before 1900, but it’s still a bitter thought that their homeland spawned such evil.
Germany’s out, so that left me with the other side of Friends and Enemies—the B-17s. I’d chosen the Flying Fortress because of my timeline. In mid-1944, the only American military men in Germany were shot-down airmen. I had plenty of material I hadn’t used in Friends and Enemies, but the plot had to be different. Something other writers hadn’t touched on. Maybe…Sweden?
Who’s familiar with Sweden’s role in World War II?
If American planes got in trouble during their missions and couldn’t make it back to their bases in England, they sought sanctuary in neutral countries. Switzerland is usually the first that comes to mind. Tricia Goyer had already written The Swiss Courier which touches on internees.
But Sweden. I had even visited Sweden. In 1993, my dad and I had gone to Sweden to cover a classic boat show for our magazine, Classic Boating. During a free day, we had wandered around Stockholm and taken lots of pictures.
I started the research and discovered, hmm, there’s not much, especially if you don’t know Swedish. One book I acquired held a eureka moment. A B-17 was damaged and the pilot told the crew to bail out. The navigator hurried to the cockpit and implored him to try to make it to Sweden. He was from Germany, a former member of the Hitler Youth, and he did not want to be captured by his former countrymen. There’s my male protagonist! Rafe discovered he had Jewish ancestry and had to flee Germany. Now he’s back at war with the homeland.
I still needed a female protagonist, and Jennie proved hard to pin down. I was pulling her together throughout the writing. I enjoyed reading accounts of Betty McIntosh, who served with the OSS in the China-Burma-India theater. Why not enlist Jennie’s services with the OSS in Sweden? She’s talented but lacks confidence. Pretty soon, Jennie found her voice.
As my research continued, I made a surprising discovery. One of the photos I’d taken in Stockholm turned out to be the former home of the American legation in Sweden. Jennie’s workplace. And I had thought it was just an example of lovely architecture.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading about Rafe and Jennie in No Neutral Ground.



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I was really looking forward to reading this book because I love the way the author is so detailed in her story. She makes you feel as though you are right there in the midst of the action. Her intricate knowledge of the era makes the story come alive with vivid scenes about World War 2.

Jennie has boarded a ship that will be traveling to Europe. She is making the journey to meet her parents in Sweden. She hopes going to Sweden will keep her family safe from the war that is raging throughout the lands. On the ship also is Rafe who is an American navigator. He is on a mission to rejoin the battle against Hitler.  The brief encounter between Jennie and Rafe was a mutual attraction felt by both. As the ship docks, they each go their separate ways? Will they see each other again? How will these two lives intertwined? Is there danger lurking for them? Will they work together on a project or drift apart from each other?

The story takes us to the battlefield where the author shines in her exceptional description of bombs going off, and airplanes buzzing in the skies with power and determination. Yes I felt like I could look up in the sky and see the planes and hear the thunder of the engine. It is a great story with intrigue, characters that are fierce , and an unforgettable historical novel about World War 2. After  reading this incredible story you will find yourself looking for more books from this inspiring author.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016


CROOKED LINES by HOLLY J. MICHAEL

What a wonderful book about two people  from different countries whose stories seem to weave together . . Rebecca who resides in America is dealing with the death of her younger sister. She blames herself for the tragedy and wants to go away for awhile. Maybe she can find out what plans God has for her life. It must have been such a burden for Rebecca to carry guilt over her sister's death. Rebecca wants to travel to India and hopefully get some healing from the heartache she feels over her sister.

Sagai lives in South India where he is a priest. He yearns to draw closer to God, but he feels he is only grower further away from Him. As Rebecca searches for answers, she goes to a church where there is a priest speaking. The priest is friends with Sagai and Rebecca shares her desire with the priest about traveling to India. I really enjoyed how Rebecca and Sagai became pen pals with the priest. They started a friendship that lasted many years.  The author does a great job of telling a story about two people looking for the same answer. How many times have we asked God for help? Have we ever felt like He isn't listening or has left us?  What if we hear His voice clearly, but decide to take a different path instead?

The book is well written and definitely makes you take a look at your own life. Did we take the road God showed us, or did we take the crooked road which led us to trails, struggles, unhappiness and a feeling of loneliness for Him?  It is a very engaging book with wonderful characters who draw you in with their desire to find answers and seek God. As I read the book, it made me really search my heart and think about the choices I have made. Did I follow the crooked lines or listen to Him and follow the straight lines that was my destiny?

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


FAITH OF A FATHER BY FRANK BARBEHENN

Have you ever read a book that touched you so deeply, that after finishing it all you could do was cry. This book was one of the most powerful and touching books I've read in a very long time on a subject that is difficult to talk about. The author had  real questions about if there really was a God as he struggled through trauma growing up. I'm sure it was very difficult to have an alcoholic mother who didn't seem to care about him and an emotionally abusive father. It's hard to feel like anyone cares when you feel unloved .

I was so impressed how the author found scriptures that helped him through this difficult time in his life. He found his way to God and realized that his belief was in the truth that Jesus came back to life. With that knowledge how could he not believe that God existed?  The book is a letter to his daughter but for many of us it is a letter of healing , forgiveness and hope. He explains that although there was a time he cried out for protection and a feeling of rage, that we must remember as victims it is not our fault. It is so easy to say "If I had done this differently , maybe I would not have been treated so badly." There is no truth in that and it is never the victims fault. " Courage, real courage , is no quick fix. It doesn't come in a bottle or a pill. It comes from discipline. From taking everything life hands you and being your best either because of it or in spite if it." That statement really hit home for me. Through everything I went through as a child I always tell people I would not change a thing. It made me stronger and gave me a deeper trust in God. I believe things happen for a reason.


The author endured many traumas but I admire that he was able to find courage and with it came joy and hope. His love for God, his children and grandchildren is evident as he shares his story. He has given them a legacy that shows how no matter what you go through , God is there. He loves you and He will never leave you. The book is one I will return to often to give me encouragement as I strive to overcome my childhood trauma. Thank you for writing such a beautiful book that reminds us that God loves us and we are free. We don't have to live with  emotional pain, but can be set free .

I received a copy of this amazing book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
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To Catch A Treat
by Linda O. Johnston

Sometimes, I think loving cats is perquisite for enjoying a good cozy. This story is proof that dog lovers can hold their own as the furry best friends are the real stars…
~I Read What You Write!
I enjoyed this one. The atmosphere is welcoming and fun.
~Shelley’s Book Case
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To Catch a Treat (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 312 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01A5OGVOE
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Synopsis

Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of the Barkery and Biscuits bake shop, agrees to a day of hiking with her brother Neal mostly because she wants to meet—and critique—his latest romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone. But instead of judgment, Carrie has only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped along with many other purebred pets.
Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog parks where Go and the others were stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts her, though, Ada is found dead. With Janelle and Neal on the suspect list, Carrie must solve the mystery before the police bark up the wrong tree.
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About The Author –

Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year.   Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 38 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, and Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.  She additionally writes the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink.  Her latest cozy mystery series, the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries are also from Midnight Ink.

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There is something to be said about book covers. This one really delivers  brilliantly on grabbing your attention. Who wouldn't want to see what these dogs are up to? I love cozy mysteries and this book is another example of why I do. It has great characters such as Carrie who was a vet tech and now runs a bakery. Here is the great thing about this bakery; it not only offers human treats but animal treats. Guess Carrie couldn't quite give up her love of being a vet tech.

Carrie loves her job as a bakery owner but she of course she still loves animals.  When she meets her brothers friend, Janelle she is upset to learn that her dog was dog napped. If you are a pet owner, you know how hard it is to lose one. Janelle is distraught over this and Carrie decides to see if maybe she can help find out what happened. Here is when  the story explodes with intrigue and keeps you glued to the book. First we have a missing dog, then suddenly it reappears. I smell something fishy here, don't you? But just wait, the excitement has just gotten started . What is Janelle hiding? What tragedy happens next that will have Carrie start to question if there was a dog napping ?

Get ready for a fun ride as the adventure never stops in this story. I loved the characters and the story that kept me guessing. The story takes some twists that I didn't see coming which made me even more determined to finish the book. Fans of cozy mysteries and dog lovers will not be disappointment in this well written who dun-it book that is sure to be recommended by cozy mystery lovers. Find a comfy place to read and enjoy this wonderful book that the author has written with creativity, well rounded characters and a mystery that is sure to keep you guessing till the end.

I received a copy of this book from Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for an honest review.



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