Unintended Consequences, the third book in the Jack Turner Suspense Series by Dan Walsh, begins in the modern era with an elderly woman telling her story to a younger woman. The historical story within the modern story begins in chapter five when a small group of American flyers, with the goal of fighting the Nazis, ship across the Atlantic Ocean to enlist in the RAF. One of them, Jack Turner, also wants to discover his English roots. In this process, he meets a French refugee, Renée, and receives the surprise of his life.
Unintended Consequences by Dan Walsh is like a trainer airplane bouncing slowly across a grassy field only to surprise onlookers with its acrobatic agility once on the wing. One of the Unintended Consequences may be that the reader might be tempted to put this book down somewhere in the first four chapters. Don’t do it. Continue reading. It gets really good in chapter five then gains momentum.
My pre-publication e-copy came directly from Dan Walsh and I’m under no obligation to provide a positive review, but how could I not when this riveting book kept pulling me back until my heavy eyelids read the last page. What a fantastic book! Buy it, borrow it, read it. You’ll be glad you did.
As autobiographies go, this one stands alone as a testimony to Faith's role in overcoming the horrors life can throw at a person and coming out victorious on the other side of the Valley of the Shadow. Although Dvora's (Deborah) life experiences provide difficult reading, her story also gives encouragement to others who may have been, or are currently facing such challenges. This reviewer gives this book five stars for honesty and integrity in recounting a tough life without becoming maudlin or going into graphic details. Indeed, the author does this while telling a compelling story that kept this reader's interest. It's worth the time and money spent.
The Glassblower delighted this reader as much, if not more, than some of Laurie Alice Eakes other novels. This book is truly a work of art. From the first page, she captured my imagination creating a vivid tale of love and hope. What a fantastic book! Can't wait to read more of her work, although I've read quite a few of her books already. Did I mention she's a favorite author? Why? Because her books never disappoint. What a good book! Loved "The Glassblower".
Interesting study for dog lovers and scientists focusing on how dogs think, feel, and interact with their humans. This secular investigation into dog-human relationships, conveys the results of much research into the dog brain through the use of an MRI scanner. The conclusions convey what dog lovers intuitively know. Dogs know more than many credit them with knowing. Still dogs remain dogs even though they're humanity's "best friends."
Surrounded by the most beautiful scents and potions in the world, The Honorable Miss Clarissant Behn toils away, unconcerned with romance. She doesn't spend her days planning a wardrobe for the Season or wonder who she will marry. Against all conventions and Society's rules, Miss Behn spends her days engaged in trade.If anyone learns that her perfume business is the source of her family's prosperity, the scandal will ruin both her business and her chances of marriage. Years ago she loved her sister's forbidden betrothed, Tristan Apking. But he disappeared five years ago and is presumed dead.
But when Tristan returns to England, alive and mysteriously prosperous, keeping secrets could cost Clarissant his love and possibly their lives. Overcoming his deep sense of loss at her sister's heart seems to be an impossible feat. Juggling everything for everyone else, Clarissant tries to keep the balance while finding love and happiness for herself.
Laurie Alice Eakes knows how to weave a tale to capture the reader. Family Guardian truly kept this reader's attention for an entire day. What a good book! Loved it. Five Stars!
I love historical novels set in small towns tucked into a rural area. Better than Gold by Laurie Alice Eakes more than filled the bill. Lily and Ben wove their way into this reviewer's heart. Found myself pulling for them, even to scolding them when they did something just plain stupid. Kept rooting for them, wanting them to do the right thing, and get married, but would they? How could two people be so delightful and simultaneously dense? You'll just have to buy the book to find out. Five stars for sure.
Cara C. Putman
Mystery and Suspense combined with a dash of romance made for a novel approach to the old fashioned mystery genre. Throw in a menacing drug cartel replete with murderous henchmen, then add in a smart investigative attorney and a caring hero who loves kids and dogs, toss in a grieving mother with a young traumatized son running for their lives from a brutal father, and you have a recipe for a riveting thriller. Despite typos in the Kindle version, the stellar writing keeps the reader marveling at Cara C. Putman's skill as an author and lawyer for weaving a very good legal-eagle tale. Yep, Beyond Justice by Cara C. Putman, kept me up beyond my bedtime. This book deserves the reviews coming its way. Buy it. It's worth the price.
Comments from this reader:
*****Five stars for a well crafted story.
*****Five stars for fully developed and believable characters.
*****Five stars for a deeply spiritual, meaty, thought provoking tale.
This novel reads like a slice of modern life, but make no mistake about it, while it deals with the gritty choices people face, it pulls no punches in telling the solution to the problems. This openly Christian book lays out the way to a truly fulfilling life in no uncertain terms. Francine Rivers' novel breathes oxygen into a faith starved culture.
Amazon Book Description
In the Old Testament, God called His people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram’s horn. He still calls His people today.
In this relevant and timely novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church—but at what cost? When Paul accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didn’t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance is up, way up, and everything is going so well. If only his wife, Eunice, could see it that way. Still, he tries not to let her quiet presence distract him. But Eunice knows that something isn’t right . . . and it hasn’t been for a long time.
The more Paul’s zeal and ambition builds, the more he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their faith, they must ultimately choose between their own will and God’s plan.
When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him--not just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff's department and PEAK Rescue, but in his private life. He's the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father's accidental death. And he's the one--perhaps the only one--who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she's nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow.
Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on--namely, nabbing the job as youth pastor for her small-town church. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart.
Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.
Yep, four stars for a writer who normally rates five stars. Truly, this Kindle book needs rescued due to the sloppy editing. Maybe the print version doesn't have all the typos and scenes that needed to be reread, but this version sure does. This reviewer struggled through this disappointing book. Maybe grief did more than dampen Susan May Warren's muse. I'm so sorry for her loss, but the publisher should have done more to fix this book. Sure pray the sequel is better. My two cents.
This collection contains all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia without art, to appeal to older readers.
Experience C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety--The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. This bundle comes with a special introduction by Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson, for a behind-the-scenes look at Lewis while he was writing the book.
The Chronicles of Narnia has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into magical lands with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world.
And then discover the world before Narnia with Boxen, a collection of stories written by C. S. Lewis and his brother when they were children, with the authors' own delightful illustrations. For every reader who has been captivated by the magic of Narnia, Boxen will open a window to another enchanted land and offer the first glimmer of C. S. Lewis's amazing creativity.
Five stars for the Chronicles of Narnia, minus a star for the bonus book. The latter provides a glimpse into the evolution of C.S.Lewis' writing, but my non-scholarly interest slacked off quickly. Once again, I totally enjoyed re-reading the Chronicles. It's rather a winter (snowed in) tradition.
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