Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review of Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris

When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a magnolia tattoo on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. As they venture deep into a sinister criminal world, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts.
This is my first time reading a book by Lisa Harris. I was not disappointed. Of course, I like the mystery suspense type books and this one was right up there. This is the first book in the Southern Crimes Series. It seemed to have slowed down in the middle some, but the story line still kept me hooked, up until the end.

I did feel like I was jumping into the middle of a book series in how the characters were developed, but I think it's just the way she writes. The characters' back stories do come out and the pieces start to make more sense the further along one reads.

I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd book in this series!

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

To learn more about Lisa Harris and her books, head over to her website.

Revell Books sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review of A Surprise for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

Change is in the air!
Eleven-year-old Lily Lapp wants her life to stay just the way it is. Instead, it's constantly changing. New jobs, new schoolmates, and new challenges sure keep life interesting. It seems like the only thing Lily really wants to change--Effie Kauffman's mischief making--is the one thing that never does. Effie is up to her old tricks, and Lily is her favorite target.

This is the fourth book in The Adventures of Lily Lapp. This is one of the best books I have read. I like it because Lily has lots of surprises in life like her cousin moving far away. I feel bad for Lily when Effie and Aaron get her in trouble and tease her. I like reading about how different the Amish live and how school is different in a school house.

I would recommend this book because it's very interesting because there are always surprises.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This post is brought to you by Alina who read and reviewed this complimentary book for Revell Books. Her opinion is hers alone.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

review of Stranded by Dani Pettrey

When Her Friend Goes Missing,Every Minute Counts
Darcy St. James returns to Alaska to join a journalist friend undercover on the trail of a big story. But when Darcy arrives, she finds her friend has disappeared. Troubled by the cruise ship's vague explanation, Darcy uses her cover as a travel reporter to investigate further. 
The last person Gage McKenna expects to see during his summer aboard a cruise ship leading adventure excursions is Darcy. And in typical Darcy fashion, she's digging up more trouble. 
He'd love to just forget her--but something won't let him. And he can't help but worry about her as they are heading into more remote regions of Alaska and eventually into foreign waters. Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they push, the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

This is book three in the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey. She picks up the the story line with another brother in the McKenna family, Gage. This could be read as a stand alone book, but it may be a bit difficult to follow the siblings story-lines if the reader hasn't read the first two books.

Pettrey does a great job creating a thrilling story line that keeps the reader engaged and riveted to the book. The quick pace and suspense makes this book hard to put down and keeps one guessing up until the end.

I'm looking forward to reading book four and how Pettrey continues this family story.

Bethany House Publishing sent this complimentary book to me to review. Opinions are my own.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Review of Trapped by Irene Hannon

When librarian Laura Griffith's sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn't just dangerous--it's deadly.

Irene did it again. Another fantastic book. Much less of the romance and much more of the tense suspense that she does so well writing. I was actually standing and reading this in my house as it sucks you in and you can't put it down.

This is book 2 in the Guardian of Justice Series, but can easily be read as a stand alone novel. The main character was in the first novel as well, but only as a secondary character. The second book shines his character and his story with his co-workers as secondary characters.

I think Irene gets better with each book and each series. I'm already looking forward to the last book in the series (but will have to wait until next summer). If you enjoy suspense, being sucked in and even being a little disturbed, this book and series is for you.

Would you like to learn more about Irene Hannon? Head on over to her website.

Want to see how fast you can be sucked in to this book? 

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

RevellBooks sent me this complimentary book to review for them. All opinions expressed above are my own.