Monday, January 29, 2024

Mountain Abduction Rescue by Darlene L. Turner (Review)

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Love Inspired
Released: August 22, 2023
219 pages

About the Book:

A wildfire threat…

becomes a missing person search.

A serial arsonist is out for revenge in the Canadian Rocky Mountains—and kidnaps park warden Hazel Hoyt’s son and his camping troop. Now Hazel must team up with the man who broke her heart, firefighter Mitchell Booth, to find the missing boys as wildfires blaze around them. But someone has no intention of letting the pair get off the mountain alive…


My Rating & Thoughts:    

None stop action. Hazel is a park warden and her son's scout troop has gone missing. Impacting the search for the boys wildfires are happening in the national park and storms. Rain is good for the fires, but not so much for the searchers. There is an arsonist setting these fires and that person may or may not have Hazel's son. Hazel reconnects with her best friends brother, Mitchell, who is a firefighter working with his team to stop these fires. Both Hazel and Mitchell are threatened and injured by the arsonist but won't let that stop them from finding the boys. However the arsonist always seems to know their next steps. I was able to figure out who was assisting the arsonist but didn't know the motive or who the arsonist was. I enjoyed the suspense however I didn't care at all about the romance.

(I borrowed a copy of this book from a friend; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner (Review)

Series: The Darlings # 1
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: May 16, 2014
385 pages
About the Book:

Ivy Darling can't have children of her own, and her husband Nick's resentment is forcing them apart. And while Ivy has the support and love of her large, close-knit family, Nick's family has never welcomed her into the fold. When the three children next door are abandoned by their mother, Ivy and Nick take them in for the night. One night becomes several, and suddenly Ivy and Nick find themselves foster parents to the only African-American kids in the town of Copper Cove, Maine. As Ivy grows more attached to the children, Nick refuses to accept their eclectic household as a permanent family. Just as Ivy begins to question whether or not she wants to save her emotionally barren marriage, Nick begins to discover how much Ivy and the children mean to him. But is his change of heart too little, too late?


My Rating & Thoughts:    

This is a family drama story. Ivy & Nick can't have kids and this is causing tension in their relationship as well as with Nick's family. Ivy makes a decision to bring the neighbor kids into their home when they are abandoned by their mom and tells Nick what they are going to do rather than discuss it with him. I felt like they rarely talked about things and acted more like roommates than husband and wife. It was Nick that I didn't like at first but then it switched to me not liking Ivy's attitude and actions. Nick grew on me the more time I spent with his point of view and he realizes the problems between him and Ivy and he is trying to improve. There is also a storyline going on with Ivy's sister that I did not like. I was interesting in seeing if Nick and Ivy could repair their relationship and what was going to happen with the kids. The creativity of DeShawn with the grilled cheese sandwiches was an interesting addition to the story. The ending left me wanting more, it felt like they things were resolved without any communication. This story covers topics such as forgiveness, choosing how you decide to respond and learning that past actions can have consequences on your future.

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Monday, January 22, 2024

Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham (Review)

Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Revell
Released: July 1, 2019
309 pages

 About the Book:

For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people's mail. Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the Dead Letter Office. Still she dreams of something more--a bit of intrigue, a taste of romance, or at least a touch less loneliness. When a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love falls into her hands, Penny seizes this chance to do something heroic. It becomes her mission to place this lost letter into the hands of its intended recipient.

My Rating & Thoughts:    

I finished this book with such happy feelings. I loved so much about it - the friendship between Penny and Dinah, the letters exchanged, the community members of Azure Springs, spunky Margaret, and of course the friendship that turns romantic. The main characters are dealing with grief, tough decisions, and learning to embrace new beginnings. I loved bravery of Penny and how the community of Azure Springs welcomed newcomers. Margaret was a great character, full of wisdom but also fun and meddlesome at times. So many scenes made me laugh and others just warmed my heart. I want to spend so much more time with these characters, I'm sad it's over. The epilogue provided a wonderful brief picture of what the future held for these characters.

Favourite Quotes: 
“I think God knows we need reminders from time to time. He wraps up a little blessing in a sound or a smell. A testimony of his love. That smell, that memory is a gift just for you.”
“Far too many relationships have been ruined simply because the right questions were never asked.”
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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