Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Book Spotlight: Called to Protect by Lynette Eason

Called to Protect

Released Today!
 
About the Book:

For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiancΓ© for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She's over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.

When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?

Bestselling author Lynette Eason warns readers to buckle in for a fast and furious ride that will have their hearts pumping from the very start.  
 

About the Author:
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Lynette Eason is the best-selling, award winning author of almost fifty books including the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, the Hidden Identity series, the Elite Guardians series and the Blue Justice series. She writes for Revell and for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA, ECPA, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the Carol Award, the IRCC award, the Selah, and the Christian Retailing’s Best 2017 Award. She placed in the top ten in the James Patterson 2016 co-writer contest. The movie, Her Stolen Past, based on Lynette’s novel, aired February 2, 2018 on the Lifetime Movie Network. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and Faith, Hope, and Love (FHL) chapter of RWA as well as the Kiss of Death (KOD) chapter.

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Monday's RSU: July 30th

 
Welcome to Monday's RSU. Every Monday I share an update of my reading status - what book (or books) I finished since last Monday, what book I am currently reading and what I am planning on reading next. 
 

Just Finished:

A Promise Forged  Clean Sweep

Currently Reading: 
Crumpets and Cowpies
  
Reading Next:
Thimbles and Thistles


What are you books are you currently reading or have recently enjoyed?

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Jane Reviews: Called to Protect by Lynette Eason

Series: Blue Justice # 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Releases: July 31, 2018
320 pages
About the Book:
For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiancΓ© for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She's over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.

When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?
 
Goodreads / Amazon / Christianbook 
                                                          Lynette Eason's Website

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My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 πŸŒŸ πŸŒŸ    (5 stars)

Releases July 31st!

Wow! What a tough subject matter to have as the centre of the investigation and it hits really close to home for quite a few characters. Right from the first page in the action starts and is non-stop the rest of the way through. There were so many times that I was holding my breath waiting to see what would happen next. It did not take me very long to connect with the characters and wanting things to work out for them. The villains had absolutely no regard for human life which made them terrifying. Can Chloe, Hank, Blake and the rest of the team find Rachel and the other girls in time?

I felt drawn to Rachel; she is in such a frightening position. I loved that we got to follow her point of view; this showcased not only how scary her situation is but her determination to overcome. She pushed herself in order to fight for freedom and justice, not only for herself but for the other girls as well.

It pained me to learn what Blake went through in his past relationship and how it has affected his relationship with his daughter. I felt his fatherly love shine though and really hoped Rachel would get the chance to know just how much he loved her.

I enjoyed how the talents of Chloe’s canine partner, Hank, were featured. I enjoyed how the relationship between Blake and Chloe developed slowly and took a back seat to the case. I liked that it was not pursued until the case was wrapped up. You could feel the connection between these two but they both put their focus on the case first.

Ms. Eason writes a gripping story that provides just enough detail for you to connect with the characters but does not go overboard on the details that will make you cringe. I loved this book and can’t wait for the next installment to be released.

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(I received an complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)


 
Other Books in the Series:

1 Oath of Honor  3 Code of Valor 

Friday, 27 July 2018

First Line Friday (Week 63): A Promise Forged


Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
 
Today's book is: A Promise Forged by Cara Putman


A Promise Forged
First Line:
May 1943
"The taxi rolled to a stop and Kat Miller wanted to pinch herself,
make sure she really sat outside the Chicago landmark. Wrigley Field."


I have only just discovered Cara Putman's writing within the last couple years and have only read her books that fall in the romantic suspense genre.  (Which is my top genre choice.) Over the past year I have found myself enjoying historical romances so I decided I would pick this one up. I am still in the early stages right now, but I will share my thoughts once I finish.
  
Now it's your turn!
Let me know your first line in the comments and then head over
to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!
 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Jane Reviews: A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids

Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Smitten Historical Romance
Released: July 25, 2018
275 pages
About the Book:
The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall — or the beautiful woman he finds there — to ease his troubled soul.

A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley. But the arrival of the new heir stirs not only her discarded longings but her compassion as well. What burden does he carry that he can't accept that grace covers the darkest of sins?

A deadly epidemic sweeps through Woodley revealing secrets which threaten everything. The doctor faces a choice: leave or dare to believe what the Lord whispers through the woman John has come to love.
No one is beyond redemption.
 

 
My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 πŸŒŸ    (4 stars)

This story is a wonderful example of God’s grace and redemption. John and Penelope both have sins they have committed in the past that they would like to stay hidden and are set to accept their fate. John feels he has fallen too far to be worthy of God’s grace and is destined to be alone as punishment. While Penelope has accepted God’s grace and tries to show it to others, she feels her sins stop her from finding true happiness and looks for contentment where she is. When attraction blossoms between the two of them they both fight it as neither feels worthy. Circumstances lead them to trying to help each other overcome their past while not letting their heart become involved. You can probably guess how well that works (or doesn’t work).

I loved how God used both of their weaknesses to help one another heal and find much more than they imagined they could ever have. Penelope was a wonderful example of God’s love, someone who puts others first. It broke my heart for her to find out about her brother. I enjoyed being transported to nineteenth century England and getting to know these characters. The emotional journey John and Penelope were on gripped my heart and had me hoping that not only them, but their friends as well, discovered God’s grace and found happiness. This story flowed nicely and left me content.


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(I received an ARC of this book from the author, opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)