Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Fiction / Romance
Series: Walker Family, Book 2
Oh my word! Where do I even begin to describe this book of pure awesomeness? Melissa captures the reader’s attention from the very first page through an exchange of emails. It’s rare when the first page captures a reader these days so that’s saying a lot! In fact, readers will be flying through these pages as if there was no tomorrow.
Like Never Before is book two of the Walker family series, but it can easily be read a stand-alone without being confused. It’s obvious that Melissa poured her whole heart into this novel. It’s intriguing, witty, thought-provoking, and sometimes quite serious provided the perfect backdrop. Wisdom is found throughout the pages.
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Risen by Angela Hunt
Release Date: January 2016
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Historical Fiction / Biblical Fiction
Angela Hunt is one of my favorite authors so when I learned she wrote the novelization of the movie, I was ecstatic and had to read it! While the story is on the redundant side, it’s always fascinating to imagine the resurrection of Jesus Christ through a tribune’s eyes.
I have not seen the movie so I cannot compare the book towards it. However, I have heard that the movie is good but lacks in the scriptural content. Angela Hunt uses tons of scripture references (but not overwhelming!) and lots of historical context. She also includes a bibliography of her sources that can be found at the back of the book. Read the rest of this entry
Thin Ice by Irene Hannon
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Genre: Fiction – Romantic Suspense / Mystery
Series: Men of Valor, Book 2
If Ginny Reed is still alive – who is the woman buried in her grave?
Thin Ice is the second book in the Men of Valor series, but would do just fine as a stand alone. Each book features a McGregor brother. This time it’s Lance’s turn.
If you’re looking for a new exciting, fast-paced thriller, you won’t want to miss Thin Ice. Irene Hannon is a masterful storyteller and pulls her readers into a romantic and intriguing read. It’s almost impossible to put it down! Read the rest of this entry
Release Date: July 2015
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance
Series: Christiansen Family, Book 5
Susan May Warren has been on my to-read list for quite some now. This is book number five in the Christiansen family series and it was amazing. You don’t have to have read any of the other books in the series to read this one, but it definitely helps. Warren has the gift of writing real, inspirational, and engaging stories. The Christiansens will make you feel as if you are a part of their family as they journey through life. If you are a Karen Kingsbury fan, you’d probably love Susan May Warren because they both share the family aspect. The only difference is, Susan May Warren’s characters are much more realistic and aren’t too perfect. None of them are perfect and they aren’t afraid to get messy. Non-Christians aren’t made to look like the bad guys. It’s filled with twists and turns that keep you flipping through the pages. It is a must read. Read the rest of this entry