Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Storm Review

Now That Glade, Selah's Protecting Force, Is Gone, the Hunt Is On to Capture Her
Selah has survived the forces of both man and nature to reunite her family. But her happiness is short-lived as they are forced into a barren world of volcanic ash that conceals the storm boiling beneath. The clock is ticking and Selah's abilities are growing--along with the list of those out for her blood. 

Selah feels unworthy of her status as a novarium and is tortured by the knowledge of lives lost to protect her. Her physical and mental abilities will tempt her to be reckless, but she must learn to wield such power responsibly. Time is running out as more lives are tragically cut short and the search for the Third Protocol takes Selah into lands that have fallen into legend. Can Selah follow the trail of ancient artifacts and finish the quest? Or have she and her companions pinned their hopes on nothing more than a fanciful story?

Storm by Bonnie Calhoun is a good conclusion to the Stone Braide Chronicles. These book are so stocked full of details and intricate story lines that some times I struggled to keep up with what was going on. (Partly my fault, it's been awhile since I read the first two books.) Other than that I really enjoyed this conclusion to Selah's story and would recommend this book and series to anyone who loves a good science fiction/fantasy read.

5 out of 5.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Newton and Polly Review

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound 
that saved a wretch like me. 
I once was lost, but now am found…

Now remembered as the author of the world’s most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father—until the night he hears Polly Catlett’s enchanting voice, caroling. He’s immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.

An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John’s reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Will she forfeit her future for the man she loves?

Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund is a wonderfully written fictionalization of the life and romance of the author of one of the most famous hymns in history. Jody Hedlund has out done herself with this book, it has to be one of my favorites from her. Everything from the historical details that are perfectly weaved into the story to the characters that pull you in with their heart-rending journeys make this a must read book. This is a story full of adventure, faith, romance, and God's truly amazing grace.

5 out of 5.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Where Two Hearts Meet Review

In her kitchen at Rose's Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen--and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.

Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He's also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he's falling in love with the island's red shores and Caden's sweets. 

When Caden discovers Adam isn't who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he's writing could do more than ruin the inn's chances for survival--it might also break her heart.

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson is a fantastic read! I loved Caden's character, I saw so much of myself in her and I couldn't help but feel for Adam and his past. These two characters along with the other secondary characters will quickly worm their way into your heart with their storied pasts and present troubles. This book is full of everything your sure to love, romance, faith, and delicious sweets. I strongly suggest you read Where Two Hearts Meet, you will in no way be disappointed.

5 out of 5.

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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wild Montana Skies Review

Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn't realize is that someone else is also back in town.

Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that's on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he's fully recovered. It doesn't take long, though, to discover his father's ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart.

With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?

Wild Montana Skies is the first book in Susan May Warrens newest series and does not disappoint! I loved diving into Kacey and Ben's story and seeing the growth in these two people with broken hearts and past wounds. Wild Montana Skies is filled with Susan's signature story telling flare and amazing characters. This is a story that will latch on to your heart and not let it go until long after you've set it down. Please do yourself a favor and add it to your to-read pile!

5 out of 5.

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