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Saturday, October 23, 2021


About the Book

Book:  Rising Danger

Author: Jerusha Agen

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release date: May 25, 2021

It’s up to a K-9 handler and her canine partner to stop a bomber before it’s too late.

Someone’s planting explosives on dams in the Twin Cities, and Bristol Bachmann and her bomb sniffing dog must move quickly to find them before everything ends up underwater. That means relying on the dams’ supervisor—an ex-boyfriend Bristol never thought she’d see again. Hopefully Remington Jones has grown up from the rakish charmer she knew in her academy days. Because lives now depend entirely on them…

It’s an environmental terrorist who wants the dams gone, and his bid to set the waters free has lethal consequences. When he sees Bristol and her K-9 working to stop him, he sets his sights on them. Can they evade him in a lethal game of cat and mouse and protect their cities from devastating destruction before the clock runs out?


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About the Author

Jerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner, but knows God is there, too. So naturally, she writes suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ.

With a B.A. in English and a background in screenwriting, Jerusha is a speaker, writing instructor, and Fear Warrior who sounds the call to battle against fear in our everyday lives.

Jerusha loves to hang out with her big furry dogs and little furry cats. You’ll often find her sharing irresistibly adorable photos of them in her newsletter and on social media.

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More from Jerusha

Hi, readers! For those of you who are familiar with my suspense novels, you know I love to interweave fast-paced suspense with powerful character journeys of redemption. I got to do just that in my romantic suspense novel, Rising Danger.

But what I especially loved about writing Rising Danger was the chance to feature a canine hero. Bristol Bachmann, the heroine of Rising Danger, partners with Toby, an explosives detection K-9, to stop a bomber from unleashing terror on the Twin Cities.

As a lifelong lover of dogs, I’ve always been fascinated by working K-9s like Toby. Getting to portray this black Labrador’s heroism in Rising Danger was so much fun.

I also feel that writing about Toby and the other K-9s in this tale who are part of the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency was a way to honor the heroic dogs I’ve had in my own life. No, I haven’t known any working K-9s, but I’ve shared my life with dogs who were heroic in different ways.

Take Lancelot, my first Leonberger. Lancelot was one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever known. With his huge size, he was a true gentle giant. At an early age, he became terribly afraid of strangers and new places. I worked with skilled trainers to help him battle his fear, and he did have some improvement. But he would always struggle with meeting new people or visiting locations away from home.

Even so, he never stopped fighting against his fears. He continued to get better the more he fought. And while he battled his fears, he taught me how to battle mine.

Then, the worst battle of all commenced when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Doctors gave him only three to four months to live—a frightening and devastating death sentence for the dog of my heart.

But God had more to teach me through Lancelot. This courageous dog fought cancer as hard as he had fought his fears. He taught me how to find joy in every moment of life, even when there’s pain or sadness. He taught me how precious and powerful love can be. And God used him to give me unforgettable evidence of God’s loving providence and sovereignty at work.

Because God had a different plan for Lancelot. God gave me the gift of over 1,000 more days with my heroic dog.

Right up to the end of his days, Lancelot remained my hero. I’m so pleased to begin a series of books with prequel Rising Danger that feature K-9 heroes who, in different ways, remind me of the heroic dogs I’ve been privileged to love.


I love dogs and how faithful and protective they are. When I started reading  this book, I knew it was going to be a good one just by the description of it.  When you  put in a story about K9s that are amazing at detecting danger I was hooked. One of the best dogs I ever owned was a lab. She was solid black and very smart. I never worried about my safety when she was around. Meeting Toby in this explosive story was wonderful. The author captures the instinct of the dog with precision and lets readers see how these dogs operate at their task. I am amazed at how they can sniff out bombs, find lost people and rescue them as well. 

Bristol is a good character with a past that keeps her from trusting or even letting many get close to her. It was so heartbreaking to know that she still harbors anger from an accident that took her father and sister away. Her bitterness is not only at her mother but God as well. In her line of work she is smart , attentive is with a team that always works together.  I loved learning about how she decided to take on this new position and how she knows her  dog  is on point when needed. I won’t go into much about the past with her and Rem because that is an important part of the story that needs to be unwrapped slowly by the readers. 

The intensity of the story is good and I loved how the author incorporated dams as the main focus of the danger that could be catastrophic. Someone is planting bombs around  dams and is determined that no one will stop their plan. However as Bristol and her dog start to disarm the bombs, that makes  someone extremely unhappy. The action picks up here as it is a race against time to stop the person responsible for these evil acts. 

Rem is someone I liked right away because was he was vulnerable around Bristol. He wears his heart on his sleeve and doesn’t hide the fact that he wants a second chance when her. In Bristol’s eyes, he can’t be trusted and doesn’t believe that he has changed. I really liked the part where Rem comes to a point where he needs guidance as he struggles with his relationships. We all can relate to how it feels when you think you have let someone down. How do you get them to forgive you? He believes that God is punishing him from all the sins he has committed. To me the most powerful part of the story is when he hears someone say to him, “He doesn’t look at you and see your sins anymore. He see Jesus and His righteousness.”

The story has twists throughout and keeps readers on the edge of the seat as Bristol and the team try to outsmart the bomber. The adrenaline pumps as a hostage situation tries to distract Bristol. I loved the ending and especially how powerful the lesson  about forgiveness is in this not to be missed suspenseful story. I look forward to more books from this very talented writer. Thank you for showing us that K-9s are hero’s and deserve to be recognized for their devotion to keep us safe. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, October 20

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 20

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 21

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, October 21 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 22

CarpeDiem, October 22

Betti Mace, October 23

Daysong Reflections, October 23

lakesidereadingsite, October 24

Texas Book-aholic, October 24

Inside the Wong Mind, October 25

deb’s Book Review, October 25

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 26

Blogging With Carol, October 26

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 27

Simple Harvest Reads, October 27 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Inklings and notions, October 28

An Author’s Take, October 28

Through the fire blogs, October 29

For Him and My Family, October 29

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 30

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 31

Just Your Average reviews, October 31

Mary Hake, October 31

Pause for Tales, November 1

Spoken from the Heart, November 1

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, November 2

For the Love of Literature, November 2


To celebrate her tour, Jerusha is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, one signed copy of Rising Danger, and book swag!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Friday, October 22, 2021


personal threat

About the Book

Book: Personal Threat

Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christmas

Release date: September 21, 2021

AMZ KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON PERSONAL THREAT CoverBodyguard Sally Wilson has become the target. Can she save her own life as well as her daughter’s?

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but when Sally’s young daughter, Emma, becomes the target of child traffickers, and the little girl’s biological father wants Sally dead, the Christmas season takes a dark turn.

Police officer, Dillon Brady, responds to a call for help at the home of his friend and Protection Inc. bodyguard, Sally Wilson. When their relationship tips beyond friendship, Dillon is determined no one will hurt Sally or her daughter again. Will his resolve be enough?

Sally is drawn to Dillon. He’s a natural with Emma and appears to care about both of them. Sally’s been fooled before by a man she believed loved her, but what if it’s an act? Can Sally learn to trust again and follow her heart, or will Dillon get relegated to the friend zone?


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About the Author

Cropped Publicity photo 2018Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance and romantic mystery and suspense with a heart.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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More from Kimberly

Every year since I signed the contract for my debut novel, a book set at Christmastime, I have made it a goal to write a Christmas book, usually a novella. This year, Personal Threat is that book.


I wrapped up the series with Personal Threat. My husband came up with the title for this one because the threat in this book is very personal for one of the Protection Inc. team members.


We first met Sally in book two of the series and it seemed only fitting she starred in a book of her own. We also get to know Dillon better in this book which for me was super fun to write. He’s played an important and growing role as the series has progressed and is one of my favorite characters in the series.


This has been a great series and the author does a good  job of giving readers a story that ties the series up nicely. I would recommend reading the entire series so you become familiar with the characters. It is definitely an action packed adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat. 

I enjoyed getting to see Sally again after a brief appreance in earlier books. She is very experienced in taking care of herself  and others but when her daughter is in danger she calls on her friends and co-workers for help. I liked how the author pushes the envelope as Sally and Dillon team up to protect her daughter. All her skills from her job will be needed to stop the man who wants to take her daughter. 

Dillon really shines in this story as he makes it his personal responsibility to keep Sally and Emma from harm. It is nice to see how Dillon gets more involved with Sally and tries  to break down the wall that stops her from trusting. He understands her hesitation but never gives up. 

The story is filled with danger that includes human trafficking of children and a man desperate to succeed in his evil plan . The author shows how important faith and trust is in the story as Sally  becomes overwhelmed at times. The book is short but packs a powerful look at how family, friends and faith work together. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

CarpeDiem, October 14

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Bigreadersite, October 16

Blossoms and Blessings, October 17

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, October 17

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 18

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 18

Betti Mace, October 19

Daysong Reflections, October 19

An Author’s Take, October 20

The Sacred Line, October 20

Inklings and notions, October 21

For Him and My Family, October 21

Blogging With Carol, October 22

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, October 22

Texas Book-aholic, October 23

deb’s Book Review, October 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 24

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 24

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 25

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 25

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 26

Mary Hake, October 26

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 27


To celebrate her tour, Kimberly is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


There Is a Season

About the Book

Book: There Is a Season

Author: Andrea Boeshaar

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release date: September 1, 2021


To onlookers, Carrie Ann Bell Collier might appear to be the dutiful wife, sitting at her unconscious husband’s bedside. But she feels like a hypocrite. Instead of trusting her intuition, she allowed herself to believe Peyton was dead. And then she fell in love with his best friend, Eli Kent.

Except, Peyton wasn’t dead, and now Carrie will do anything to keep him alive.


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About the Author

Andrea 2021Andrea Boeshaar was born and raised in Wisconsin but now lives in South Carolina. She had her husband Daniel have been married more than 40 years.  They have 3 grown sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and 5 grandkids.

Andrea’s publishing career began in 1994 when her first novel was released by Heartsong Presents book club (Barbour Publishing). In 2007, Andrea earned her certification in Christian life coaching and she’ll soon earn her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Meanwhile, Andrea continues to write. Her latest novel is There is a Season: A Civil War Novel. It’s book 3 in her Shenandoah Valley Saga. Recent historical short novels include: Give Me Thine HeartLove’s Guiding Light (Steeple View Publishing).

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More from Andrea

At last the long-awaited third and final book in Andrea Boeshaar’s Shenandoah Valley Saga is available for purchase. Discover the final outcome of the lives of the characters you came to love in Books 1 and 2.


This has been a book that spans across the Civil War as it was coming to an end. It is clear that the author has done extensive research by the accuracy of historical facts. Perhaps some liberties were taken to expand on some things which to me only enhanced the story. I definitely felt like I was watching a movie unfold as we are introduced to outstanding  characters. 

I first want to address a particular character named Nurse Emory. She is a most unpleasant woman who had this arrogance about her. As she maneuvers a way to get away from her volunteer job as a nurse, I think she took advantage of a desperate woman. Carrie is beside herself seeing her husband so ill and Nurse Emory sees her chance to take advantage of the situation. I’m not sure why Carrie agreed to the nurses’s demands but perhaps she believed her husband would get better with the undivided care Nurse Emory offered. When Nurse Emory says, “A trained and capable nurse and a decent doctor can do anything God can do,” I was shocked. Needless to say she is my all time least favorite character. But isn’t that the point of this character? The author does an excellent job of creating this character with flaws that only God can deliver her from. And therein is a lesson of hating the sin but loving the sinner. 

Eli is a man without a country as he describes himself to others. I thought the way the author used the assassination of President Lincoln as a way to incorporate the reason Eli wasn’t pardoned was good. He was so sure of his freedom until that one moment in history where everything changed for many. I enjoyed following his life and the quiet feelings he has for Carrie. He is an honorable man when he finds out that Peyton is still alive. I kept wondering what him and Carrie would do knowing how they felt for each other.

The story takes us on a journey as we glimpse  the lives of people during a difficult time in history. The term “Soldiers Disease” is a way of saying addiction and we find ourselves witnessing how Peyton has been deceived by someone who pretended to care for him. I began to put the pieces together and realized that within this story is another one where soldiers could have become victim to medicine that they thought would help them. The fight to save Peyton is intense as Carrie and others are determined to rescue him from the clutches of darkness. I really enjoyed reading how Peyton longs to return to his relationship with God. 

I am disappointed in how the story ended so abruptly. The author seemed to not complete the story in a way that clearly gives readers an indication of what happened to Nurse Emory. I was shocked that I was resting and suddenly without warning the author ended the story. I had hoped to see how the nurse was exposed and a real reconciliation for Peyton and Carrie. It was weird that Eli was such an important character and then suddenly written off in an odd way. I liked the story but with the ending I found myself thinking that the author didn’t write a suitable ending to an otherwise good story. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, October 22

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 24

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 25

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Inklings and notions, October 26

For Him and My Family, October 27

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 28

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, October 29

Betti Mace, October 29

Bigreadersite, October 30

deb’s Book Review, October 31

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 31

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 1

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 2

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 3

Simple Harvest Reads, November 3 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 4


To celebrate her tour, Andrea is giving away the grand prize package of a themed basket and a $50 VISA gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.