Caryl and Ron McAdoo's storytelling never ceases to amaze! At over 400 pages Chief of Sinners is a tome! Dealing with tough topics, I’d not categorize this book as a classic romance, nor is it chic lit, but it’s definitely historical since the setting is before the Korean conflict.
Chief of Sinners rings true to life! The very believable characters, their struggles described in vivid terms, totally grab the imagination. This story is no sanitized, saintly Christian read. Chief of Sinners has no profanity, isn’t sacrilegious, but does deal with issues like mental illness and infidelity.
Chief of Sinners is so good that this read took me hostage. Couldn’t put it down. Due to personal and family issues, it was one difficult, yet captivating, book to read. If you’re looking for a sweet romance to cuddle up with, this isn’t the book for you. But if you loved the gritty, “Gone with the Wind,” you'll love “Chief of Sinners!”
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Champion back country snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he's remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can't seem to find his footing--or forget the woman he loved, who betrayed him.
Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight as the second-youngest senator in the country. But she has a secret--one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.
When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn't so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he'll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother, a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.
But old sparks relight as they search for the missing snowboarder--and suddenly, they are faced with emotions neither can deny. But when Ella's secret is revealed, can they learn to trust each other--even when disaster happens again?
Takes a lot of faith to research and write a book, much less a series . . . Oh heck, how about over thirty books! Susan May Warren rocks as a storyteller and she's as nice a person as she is talented. A Matter of Trust absolutely grabbed this reader from page one right through to the final word. It's a fantastic book! Loved it. Can't wait for the next one in this Series.
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.
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