Fiery, fervent action, intense suspense, with scorching hot romance, mixed with touching, inspirited moments opening up and sharing heart's sorrows and secrets. This story wrapped around my heart and I am enamored.
Can you imagine having such a successful writing career that you have a second generation of characters getting their own books?! I absolutely love that and Mark Taylor and the banter and bond between him and his brothers as well as the parents in two previous generations. He has grown up to be the man to fulfill all the expectations and is definitely hero-material if anyone is.
Amy Hall is passionate about her art and about her grandmother. Someone is playing dangerous games at her grandmother's land, setting up fires, damaging property, and now it has escalated to murder. More than once is Amy's life in danger, and when the second body is found, chills ran down the spine, as it seems Amy might be a target as well...
From the first moment when Mark and Amy meet they connect. The attraction is palpable and undeniable, but they have a deeper connection as well that helps them open up and share deep dark thoughts that are shadowing their minds and affecting their lives. There is a moment when Mark opens up about his grief for his grandfather, which resonated with my heart. [Who knew that I was going to get so comforted for my sorrow of my father's passing by a romantic suspense story?!] Julie Miller wrote directly to my heart, the words I needed to hear.
A fabulous start to The Taylor Clan: Firehouse 13 series, a story filled with action, both romantic and suspenseful, moments where hearts and lives are on the line, moments were opening-up and sharing from the heart brings growth, vibrating life.
Highly anticipating the next installment while excitedly recommending the current one...
~ Five Spoons!
The Taylor Clan: Firehouse 13
A closed case brings a new threat.
Detective Bradley McGregor and his K-9 partner, King, come to the rescue when journalist Sasha Eastman’s targeted by a shooter who looks just like her mother’s murderer.
But that killer supposedly died years ago in a shootout with the police.
Now it’s up to Bradley and King to protect Sasha…but how can they stop a killer who’s already dead?
THE THRILLING TRUE BLUE K-9 UNIT: BROOKLYN SERIES CONCLUSION
Detective Bradley McGregor finally gets his story, I have been anticipating this one, as Bradley and his little sister were in the middle of the continuing suspense plot that ran through the series.
Bradley is a true hero, a person who is easy to admire and look up to. The way he raised his sister as just a child himself, the way he has handled himself throughout the difficult circumstances he has faced, he stands out with his steadfast character, his kindness, his generosity, his work ethics, his perseverance, and his faith the foundations of his fiber. And that so making Sasha Eastman his perfect destiny, soulmate, partner - whatever you want to call it, cause they share a lot of same attributes, as well as tragic life experiences.
The suspense and deadly stalker kept the story on the edge. A couple of times Sasha's own actions put her in danger. There are two entwined suspense plots working on in this tale, and both of them get solved, questions are answered and cases wrapped up with the help of the whole unit.
I have delighted in this multi-author series, in the sharp and vivid suspense, in the K-9 dogs and their bond with their partners, in the love stories that have developed, and the growth in their faith that many of the characters have experienced. Each book has delivered a fresh, unique tale that perfectly fits into the bigger picture of the series. A delight to recommend this story and the whole package the True Blue K-9 Unit makes
~ Four Spoons
True Blue K-9 Unit: Brooklyn
SHIRLEE McCOY began writing her first novel when she was a teenager.
A busy mother of five, Shirlee is a homeschooling mom by day and an inspirational author by night.
She and her husband and children live in the Pacific Northwest and share their house with a dog, two cats and a bird.
You can visit her website, www.shirleemccoy.com, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She thought she knew what she wanted…
Her heart is searching for the perfect husband this Christmas.
Ginger Stutzman has her sights set on the new Amish bachelor in town, but becoming a nanny for widower Eli Kutz’s children puts her romance plans on hold.
Though it’s not the Christmas connection she expected, Ginger can’t deny the pull she feels toward Eli.
But is it only the shine of the holiday season—or is a family with Eli a gift built to last?
Not everything that sparkles is gold, that is a hard lesson Ginger Stutzman has to learn while searching for a mate and her destiny. Ginger is a free-spirited Amish woman, I liked how she was unabashedly herself despite everyone trying to put her in her place. She might come off as flirty and too joyful for some, but she is a good-hearted young woman, and her work with Eli Kutz’s children proves it.
The characters in the story are drawn with vivid details, their growth and development is a natural part of the tale that flows and blooms effortlessly. Ginger has valuable life-lessons to learn, nothing is given, and eventually, she needs some motherly guidance to open up her eyes if not her heart.
This story has a bit different kind of tune than most of the Amish books I have read, yet I enjoyed it. It has a perfect amount of Christmas spirit, Amish traditions, and troubles of the heart to build up an entertaining Christmas tale. It a sweet and clean story, with strong family ties and traditions, and as such can be comforting read during troubled times.
A well written, joyful, heartfelt, and cheery tale of everything that makes Christmas a special time of the year.
~ Four Spoons
True love always finds a way…
Can their temporary house become a permanent home?
After inheriting her uncle’s house, single mother Fern Glick returns to Serenity Ridge with the intention to sell and leave town quickly.
But her reluctance to settle so close to former love Walker Huyard—the man who broke her heart—begins to falter as their children forge a bond.
With Christmas approaching, spending the holiday together might just be enough to reignite the love they once shared.
The single mother Fern Glick's life has never been easy or a smooth ride. She has struggled just to survive and made an effort to overcome and forget the one heartbreak in her past.
Fern has guts. She is a strong and smart woman, capable and able, willing to make the ends meet. She has her edges, she has her weaknesses, but every decision she makes is for the better of her children, and I can only admire her.
Walker Huyard once hurt Fern more than most could be able to do, but there were reasons that Fern is not aware of.
I loved the way Fern's children interacted with Walker's daughter, and how Walker was with all the kids. It was sweet, heartening, he had such a tender, loving way to be with all the children.
Walker and Fern have to learn to forgive and forget, reparations of the past are not easy to come as they had such permanent resolutions. I think they were well suited for each other. The chemistry was there, the connection was strong, and the intentions were earnest.
I enjoyed the touching story of love, forgiveness, and finding your place in the world. There are many hurdles Fern and Walker had to face until they found peace, yet the reward is priceless.
~ Four Spoons
Amish of Serenity Ridge
Fixing a family isn’t what she signed up for…
Patching hearts wasn’t the plan…
But this father and daughter need her help.
Overseeing kitchen volunteers while the community rebuilds after a flood, Abby Kauffman doesn’t expect to get in between Englischer David Riehl and the orphaned teenager he’s raising. But Abby can tell David is struggling, and she’s determined to help him bond with the girl. Might Abby be the missing ingredient to bring this makeshift family together for Easter?
I love the efforts that the community is doing in this series after the natural disaster demolished the town. Abby is a character that caught my eye in the previous book of the series just because her character is so appealing, she is a strong leader, she is organized, structured, kind, considerate, loyal, her goal in life is to help others, and she is always looking for the little ways she can make others lives a bit easier. What a role model to have for us all.
David has a lot of the same characteristics that Abby has, yet he is ridden by the guilt of survival, and the secrets his family holds.
The efforts David and Abby are making to help the teenagers, to stop the bullying, to help the community, and the elderly are commendable, another great illustration of leading by example.
An uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining tale of the Amish and englischer working together to help the community.
~ Four Spoons
Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names since selling her 1st book in 1987. A former military officer, she enjoys telling stories, taking pictures, and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 30 years and has three children. Currently she lives in Nevada. She enjoys hearing from her readers. Drop her a note at www.joannbrownbooks.com