Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Book Review: The Crow's Call (Amish Greenhouse Mystery #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Hey guys! Happy March - it has certainly come in like a Lion as the old saying goes --- let's hope that it goes out like a lamb!!!
One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE Authors has a new book out.
Wanda Brunstetter has started a new series -- and I was blessed to be able to read book #1.
As you may know, Wanda Brunstetter was one of the FIRST authors I found when I switched to mainly Christian books.
Here is a description of the book:
Mysterious Events Plague a Greenhouse in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country
When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their deaths, as they become the sole providers of the family they have left. The women’s only income must come from the family greenhouse, but someone seems to be trying to force them out of business.
Amy King has just lost her father and brother, and her mother needs her to help run the family’s greenhouse. It doesn’t seem fair to ask her to leave a job she loves, when there is still a sister and brother to help. But Sylvia is also grieving for her husband while left to raise three children, and Henry, just out of school, is saddled with all the jobs his father and older brother used to do. As Amy assumes her new role, she also asks Jared Riehl to put their courtship on hold. When things become even more stressful at the greenhouse, will Amy crumble under the pressure?
Here is some about the author if you are not familiar with her:
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.
This is book one in a new series for the author. The series is entitled: Amish Greenhouse Mystery. It is a different style and writing for the author -- but as always --- she does not disappoint.
This is not your typical Amish Fiction book -- however it is a Amish mystery with suspense in it.
One of my favorite things about this author is how she writes REAL characters. Characters that have flaws, characters that have pain. I love that people can relate to the characters. If you have read Wanda's Prayer Jar series, you may recognize some of the characters. We meet up with Michelle and Ezekiel once again. In the midst of an unspeakable tragedy -- the author creates a story that shows that no matter what you can hope and trust in our God. I could not put this book down! If you are running out of things to read - try and get a copy of this book.
I received a copy of this book through the author and publisher --- all thoughts are my own.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
About the Book
Book: One Little Lie
Author: Colleen Coble
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 3, 2020
It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.
Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.
After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?
Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.
Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.
Click here to get your copy.
About the Author
Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. You can visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.
I always enjoy reading anything from author. She always crafts heart pounding stories. In this book we travel to Pelican Harbor Alabama. Set in the Gulf shores of Alabama. We see how one small little lie can cause huge ripples and repercussions. We see Jane who becomes a police chief in a small town. Reid has secrets he wants to keep.
How will it weave together. You've gotta get this book to find out.
The author has created realistic characters.She has created a great story line. She has created a great reminder of God's love for his children.
Looking forward to the next book
I received a copy
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
About the Book
Book: Killer Harvest
Author: Tanya Stowe
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March, 2020
Can she stop a deadly crop virus from ending up in the wrong hands? Biologist and single mom Sassa Nilsson just witnessed her mentor’s brutal murder by environmental extremists. Now she’s the last link to a deadly pathogen they plan unleashing—and their number one target! But can handsome border patrol agent Jared De Luca shield Sassa and her baby long enough to find a cure…before the entire world faces the unthinkable consequences?
Click here for your copy.
About the Author
Tanya Stowe is a Christian Fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is married to the love of her life, her high school sweetheart. They have four children and twenty-one grandchildren, a true adventure. She fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a trip to foreign lands or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.
More from Tanya
As a teenager, I spent my summers water-skiing on the King’s River in Central California. Even though we lived on the coast and the ocean, we traveled inland to the smooth river waters every other weekend for our sport. We camped on a sandy beach, skimmed over the water all day long and at night sat under a sky full of brilliant stars and listened to the sound of the water rippling past. Since we lived on the coast with a heavy marine layer, the amazing sky always fascinated me. Surrounded by massive cottonwood trees, with the smell of ripe fruit drifting toward us, my river experiences were different from home and more than memorable. On some nights we’d hear the splash and laughter as teenagers, somewhere across the river, came down to swim. I always wondered what it would be like to live in the nearby small, neat-as-a-pin town, to know the same people all of my life and to be able to drive down to the river with my friends on any given night. I envied those teenagers and always knew I’d someday write a story about central California. I didn’t know it would involve biological warfare and crazed killers…but that transition is another story all its own! I’ll stop here and hope you enjoy Killer Harvest!
One of the things that I love about this author - is that her stories always start out with a bang. She always starts out with the action level maxed out - and it does not let up. In this book, Sassa is the main character - and is the number one target due to her biologist ties. She is very likeable and a strong woman. She is also a young mother - who is fighting to stay alive and get her killer behind bars. Jared wants to shield her and her child. He wants to make sure that she stays safe. Jared is struggling with his faith - while even during the midst of chaos Sassa is strong with hers. I love how that is intertwined in this story. Well written characters, intriguing storyline, and lots of action. My favorite type of book.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging program, all thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Tanya is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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