Monday, March 27, 2017

Murder is No Accident - A Review

Published - March, 2017, Revell Books
Series - Hidden Springs Mystery
Author - Ann H. Gabhart
Format - ebook, paper
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Hidden Springs has seen its share of mysteries. So Michael Keane is hoping that things settle down, finally. Yet when a woman is found dead at the Chandler mansion, questions arise. Was it an accident or was it murder?

I've really enjoyed this series. The characters are quirky and loveable. I've come to enjoy these books.

I love how Michael is determined to keep the town safe and that he somehow finds himself in the midst of mysteries. This one kept me turning pages all the way to the end. I had an idea as to who was the bad guy, and I wanted to see if I was right.

I received a copy of the book for free from the publisher as part of the Revell Reads program. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of mysteries.

Rating - 4 stars

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books on my Spring To Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke & the Bookish

I know it's been awhile since I've participated in Top Ten Tuesday. There are a couple of reasons for that - 1. I haven't liked the more recent topics and 2. The hosting blog hasn't had a long term schedule.

But anyway, I'm back with this week's.

Today's topic is about the top ten books on our spring reading lists. My list contains titles that I hope to be able to get to this spring. Some are already out. Others haven't been published as yet.

Here they are, in no particular order...

1. True to You by Becky Wade - It's the start of a new series, and I can't wait.

2. Rescue Me by Susan May Warren - Book 2 in her latest series. I am looking forward to reading this one when I get a chance.

3. Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron - I've got a review copy of this one. I need to just charge my Kindle and read it!

4. Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy - Her books are always a delight.

5. For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund - This is the conclusion to her YA series. I've enjoyed the others, so I know I'll enjoy it.

6. When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin - The conclusion to her current WWII series. I've enjoyed her books, and am looking forward to this one.

7. Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano - Her books make giggle each time I read one.

8. Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier - I'm currently reading the first one, Ruby Red, as I've rented it from the library. I think I'll be needing to hit the library up soon for books 2 & 3.

9. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier - Book 3 in the series that I'm currently reading from the library.

10. Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan - This has been on my reading list forever! I've gotten it from the library, so I should be able to dive into it soon.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Still Life - A Review

Published - February 2017, Bethany House
Series - Chesapeake Valor Book 2
Author - Dani Pettrey
Title - Still Life
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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About the book (from Amazon):
Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart. Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

My Thoughts:
I've loved Dani Pettrey's books since I first discovered her with her debut novel. I know that I will get a book that is a page turner and well written. This one was no exception. 

While this one does stand alone in the series, I highly recommend reading book 1 first as Parker, Avery, and the rest are all introduced in that one. What can I say about this book? It was wonderful. I read it rather quickly, I love the relationship between Parker and his buddies as well as between Parker and Avery. There were so many times that my heart just broke for what Avery went through in her life. I love how what is one person's problem becomes everyone's because that's how Parker and his friends are. 

I cannot wait until the third book, Declan's story, comes out later this year!

I received a copy of the book from the author to help promote. I was not required to like the book, only to give my honest opinion.

Recommended to fans of Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, romantic suspense, Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon

Rating - 4 stars