Sunday, January 31, 2016

Merchant of Alyss Review

Life for Hyam is bittersweet. Admired by the citizens of Falmouth for his heroic rescue mission, he cherishes these peaceful days with Joelle by his side. Yet grief over the loss of his magical skills during the great Battle of Emporis threatens to engulf him. Sometimes he even wishes he had never known magic at all.

When Hyam comes into possession of an ancient Milantian scroll, he is thrilled to feel the surge of power that courses through him whenever he touches it. But what he discerns in the text could mean war. He embarks upon another journey to determine its true meaning and forestall any attack. But as Hyam is seeking answers, he is unaware that the merchant of Alyss is seeking him...

Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke is the second book in the Legends of the Realm series. I really loved jumping back into this world, it was so worth the wait! Like with the first book (Emissary), there were plenty of twist and turns to keep me turning the page. I loved being able to continue on this adventure with Hyam and like always meeting the new characters was fun! Once again though I am left saying I can't wait for the next book in the Legends of the Realm series to arrive! 

5 out of 5. A wonderful Afternoon Snack!

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thin Ice Review

After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail--addressed in her sister's handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he's coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive--who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game--or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda.

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon is the second book in the Men of Valor and about Mac's brother Lance (Mac is from the first book in the series Buried Secrets.) I really enjoyed the suspense which is what I love most about Hannon's books. While I can't say that the characters of Christy and Lance were my favorite I did really love their story. Even if you skipped the first book (Which I wouldn't because it was great!) you could still read Thin Ice and enjoy it. 

5 out of 5. A suspenseful Afternoon Snack. 

 I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

At Love's Bidding Review

After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she's accidentally sold a powerful family's prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the furious family, her grandfather tracks it to the Missouri Ozarks and makes an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house if they promise not to sell anything until he arrives.

Upon their arrival, however, they discover their new business doesn't deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its manager, ruggedly handsome Wyatt Ballentine, is frustrated to discover his fussy new bosses don't know a thing about the business he's single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more cattle than they can count--but no mysterious painting--Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and salvage a bad situation getting worse.

At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings was a treat to read. I fell in love with Miranda on the first couple pages. She is a wonderful character! And so is the hero of this story, Wyatt. Miranda and him make quite a pair as they try to fix the mess they find themselves in. I didn't read the first book in this series (I know shame on me!) but you don't have to in order to enjoy At Love's Biding. But now I do want to go back and read A Most Inconvenient Marriage because why not?! Regina Jennings is an amazing author. I love her books so much. Do yourself a big favor and pick this authors books up! 

5 out of 5. A lovely Afternoon Snack. 

I got a free review copy of At Love's Bidding from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.