Hey There! Hope everyone has had a fantastic August! This month has been a slow month for me reading wise so there aren’t as many books listed as much this time around. I did read some pretty fabulous books though.
As usual, many of these books are books that I’ve received free of charge from authors and publishers in exchange for an honest review. Any comments or opinions are completely my own and I haven’t been compensated in any way. All opinions will be found in bold italics.
Let’s get started!
Witness Protection by Carol Kinsey
Witness Protection. Available on Amazon September 1st.
After four years in witness protection, Ty Westgate’s identity has been exposed. With the help of a struggling nurse, the ex-lawyer with a new faith must work to unravel the truth behind his adversaries before he’s silenced permanently.
I had the opportunity to read an early copy and help proofread this fabulous read. I can’t wait for this to release so that you can grab a copy for yourself. This is a super fun beginning to an exciting new suspense series. Many aspects of this reminded me of White Collar so I definitely think this would be something you guys would love. Check out my full review here. Thank you to Carol Kinsey for my complimentary copy.
Four Winds by Lisa T. Bergren
Zara Ruiz has never been so happy to have failed at something in her life—trying to return to her own time. In Javier de la Ventura’s arms, she knows that 1840 is where she belongs…where she’s found true love and family. But when the ranch is viciously attacked, and she and Javier’s little brother are kidnapped, she is no longer certain where her journey might end. Javier de la Ventura is plagued by a sense of responsibility for praying that God would leave Zara in his own Alta California. But when she suffers because of her association with him, he commits to finding a way for her to return to her own time, if she wishes it. His heart longs for her to stay, but his mind tells him she’d be safer in her own era. Battered by the FOUR WINDS, can Zara and Javier find a way to remain together…forever?
I’ve posted about this particular book a few times so you probably already know how much I loved this. Four Winds is the second and last book of the River of Time: California spin-off dulogy. If you enjoy a good mixture of time-travel, swoon-worthy romance, and a sense of dangerous adventure, then I highly recommend this! Thank you Lisa T. Bergren for my copy which I won in a giveaway. You can find my full review here.
The Action Storybook Bible by Catherine DeVries & Sergio Cariello
The Action Storybook Bible invites families with children ages 8 and under explore God’s redemptive story together. From the sleek and amazing creatures God created at the beginning of the world to the powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel to Jesus’s gift of eternal life for you and your family—God has a beautiful and exciting plan for the world. Where do you fit into that plan? How are the truths found in God’s Word reflected in your life?
This Bible storybook features 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God’s story, packed with dozens of scenes—combining stories from God’s Word with brand-new captivating illustrations from Brazilian master-artist Sergio Cariello, illustrator of the bestselling The Action Bible. Discover your family’s place in God’s redemptive story and together put your faith into action!
Interactive features include:
Fifteen episodes loaded with over 350 brand-new illustrations from master-artist Sergio Cariello.
Short and easy reading for all ages. Take turns telling God’s redemptive story!
The Life, Faith, Action! feature wraps up each episode and helps your family recognize how God is moving through each story, discover how that relates to your daily lives, and feel inspired to put your faith into action.
Heroes Hall of Fame index, where you can look up your favorite Bible characters and discover their stories!
I LOVE this so much! The creators of The Action Bible include beautiful and fantastic artwork that goes along with the stories that they highlighted. Perfect for families and/or those who work with children to use as an interactive tool. Children will learn all about God’s creation, sin, salvation, how to share their faith with others, and so much more. I’m not a kid and I enjoyed this! Full review coming soon which I cannot wait to share with you all! Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and David C. Cook for my review copy!
A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family’s history, their very name?
Peter Holstein, given his family’s German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered.
But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors’ scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he’s more than his name?
I have yet to come across a novel from Roseanna M. White that I have not enjoyed. This is a must read WWI novel that will be impossible to put down! The characters are so real and relatable despite their far-fetched situations. Peter Holstein is such a dreamy swoon-worthy male character despite his constant need for quiet. Ah, this should be a movie. Yeah, that would be perfect. Can we make that happen? Pretty please? Full review coming soon! Thank you to Bethany House for my review copy.
Shot in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
From the author of Exposed in Darkness comes the fourth book in the In Darkness series, a novella. USA Today calls Exposed in Darkness “a sophisticated and absorbing thriller,” and Shot in Darkness is definitely a sophisticated and thrilling addition to the series. Shot in Darkness is a fast-paced thriller that romantic suspense fans and fans of the In Darkness series will love.
Intelligence analyst and former FBI special agent Brooke Fairfax is on the run. Not from anything sinister, but from her past. She’s hiding from Declan O’Roark after he proposed a question she simply wasn’t ready to answer. She finds solitude in Washington D.C. where she struggles to reconcile her feelings about her late husband and a possible future with Declan. Within hours, Declan tracks her down, desperate to save the relationship.
After establishing a tenuous truce, Brooke and Declan meet a suspicious man outside a Georgetown neighborhood bar. Terror begins to unfold just as Brooke realizes the man’s intentions. But what appears to be yet another random shooting spree turns out to be a highly targeted act. Brooke’s and Declan’s lives will be changed forever — if they’re lucky enough to escape.
Shot in Darkness is considered a short novella that quickly captures the attention. We finally learn who Romeo is and get some answers answered, but leaving the reader wanting more. Can’t wait for the next one! Disclaimer: There is some cursing, drinking, one quick pre-marital sex scene that isn’t graphic, but otherwise mostly clean. Look out for my full review coming to the blog soon. A huge thank you to Heather Sunseri for my early review copy!