Review – A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin

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4/5 Stars

This is a wonderfully crafted multi-layered story. Suzanne Chazin has written a story that seamlessly flows from page to page, captivating the reader’s attention. wanting more.

Several stories are weaved together, each encompassing the lives of various members of the community. The author does an exceptional job of character development, particularly with secondary characters so the book is very much character driven. I came to care about the characters and what was going to happen to them.

A well written book I would recommend.

I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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Review – Bloodlines by Lynn Lipinksi

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5/5 Stars

This is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat tale that quickly grabs your attention and keeps you captivated through til the end.This is about Zane, a young man in his mid-twenties who suddenly becomes guardian to his younger sister, Lettie, after a fire at the family home kills their mother. Zane wonders if he possibly had anything to do with the fire, after being sober for almost two years, he has an alcohol induced blackout. Zane tries to gain more information on the fire to determine if it was possible he was involved. In the process of gathering information, Zane learns his mother held a lot of secrets, and more about his father, a man he knows nothing about. Zane works to unravel the secrets and learn more about himself.

This book is filled with interesting characters that have a flaws and struggles that are believable.The author raises some thought provoking ideas on how much our bloodline influences our behavior and who we become in life. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it!

I received a copy of this manuscript from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review = Hell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker

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5/5 Stars

This is a great start to a new series! It’s fun, very suspenseful, full of action, and romance. The story starts of with the sinking of a Spanish Galleon and doesn’t stop until the end. This is about a group of former Navy SEALS that have gone into the marine salvage business and their first order of business is to find the sunken Spanish Galleon. Before they can get started with their search, a CIA operative needs their help. The men find themselves doing work they thought they left behind.
This is a tightly woven story that moves along at brisk pace. The characters are very well developed, their non-verbal communication is so subtle and of a context that can only be developed between people who have spent a lot of time together. The characters shine as individuals and as a unit, their chemistry is palpable. The action is intense and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I enjoyed this introduction to the series and look forward to reading the next one.

Review – House of Royals by Keary TAylor

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5/5 Stars

I’m anxious for the next book to come out, I can’t wait to read what happens next! I started this book later than I usually do, I thought I would read a few chapters and finish the book the next day…didn’t happen, I stayed up far too late so I could finish because I wanted – no, needed to know what was going to happen. Just when I thought I had things figured out, a twist would come along to surpirse me. The story quickly captivated my attention. The story is beautifully written with descriptions that were so vivid it felt as though I were in the middle of the story. This is a unique vampire story and I look forward to seeing where to story leads. I look forward to reading more by this author and can’t wait for the next book in this series.

Review – The Second Wife by Kishan Paul

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5/5 Stars

This is one of those books that will grab your attention and not leave you alone, it stays with you and makes you think. This is about a woman who was kidnapped and taken to Pakistan to live as the second wife to her kidnapper. No longer Ally, she must become Sara in order to survive her ordeal. As Sara learns how to cope with her new curcumstances and surroundings, she discovers she has people who care for her and are doing what they can to protect her.
Dave, Ally’s husband, still can’t believe she’s gone. One day he gets a visit from someone claiming to know the whereabouts of Ally. This stranger says Dave must hurry, Ally’s time is short. With the help of a mercenary, Dave sets out to save his wife and in the process save the world from a terrorist.
The story is seamlessly told from Ally/Sara and Dave’s points of view. this enhances the story and gives it more depth. I felt as thoguh I could feel the angst, fear, and excitement as I was reading, Ms, Paul has done a great job of putting the reading right in the middle of what’s going on. This is the first book of Ms. Paul’s that I have read and it won’t be my last. I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.

I received an advanced reader’s copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review – Murder, Plainly Read by Isabella Alan

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5/5 Stars

This is such an enjoyable book! This is the first book in the Amish Quilt Shop series that I’ve read and it won’t be my last. Isabella Allan does a superb job of painting a picture of life in the quaint Amish community. I enjoyed the characters and learning about the different ways of Amish life. A few of the animals in the story make for some pretty funny scenes as well. Ilook forward to reading more of this series

I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. !