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Book Recommendations - the Seeking Justice Series

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Anyone who knows my reading habits knows that Christian suspense is my go-to genre of choice. I've started expanding my horizons, but suspense is still my favorite. Of the authors that write Christian suspense, C.C. Warrens is at the top of my list! My very first book recommendation blog post was to recommend her first series, her Holly Novels, and so I've come full circle to promote her follow-up series, the Seeking Justice series. I'd highly recommend reading the  Holly Novels first as this series is a continuation of the first, starting with Criss Cross. While the Holly Novels are in first person perspective from Holly's point of view, this series is in 3rd person perspective. It was fascinating to see Holly from an outside perspective after having been inside her head for so long. As Detective Marx was one of my very favorite characters from the original series, it was good to get to see things from his point of view, and not just in how he related to Holly.

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Book Recommendation - Veiled in Smoke

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While I've seen her name time and again (and even have a few others of her books on my kindle to be read), Jocelyn Green is still a new-to-me author. This book is the first I've read of hers, but won't be the last. This first book in the Windy City saga takes an up-close and personal look at the Great Chicago Fire and its aftermath. Both the factual historical elements and the fictional story-line were fascinating.

Here's a little bit about the book:

Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store.

The sisters become separated from their father, and after Meg burns her hands in an attempt to save a family heirloom, they make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of Chicago Tribune reporter Nate Pierce. Once the smoke cle…

Book Recommendation - The Brightest of Dreams

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This is the first novel I've read of Susan Anne Mason's, but with it being about the British Children's Home sending children to Canada as a sort of forebear to the modern day foster care system, I couldn't help but be intrigued. Here's a little bit about the story:

Quinten Aspinall is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased father to keep his family together. To do so, he must travel to Canada to find his younger siblings, who were sent there as indentured workers while Quinn was away at war. He is also solicited by his employer to look for the man's niece who ran off with a Canadian soldier. If Quinn can bring Julia back, he will receive his own tenant farm, enabling him to provide a home for his ailing mother and siblings.

Julia Holloway's decision to come to Toronto has been met with disaster. When her uncle's employee rescues her from a bad situation, she fears she can never repay Quinn's kindness. So when he asks her to help fin…

Book Recommendation - Stay With Me

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Though contemporary romance has never been my genre of choice, I've come to make exceptions for Becky Wade's novels. She brings a fresh voice with great relatable characters, believable romance, a solid story-line, humor and a steady faith thread. Stay With Me was no different. The first novel in the Misty River Romance series, it introduces a new cast of characters that fans of the author will fall in love with. There is a prequel novella (which I believe is free on Amazon right now, so no reason to NOT read that one as well) called Take a Chance on Me. It offers up some history, but is not at all necessary to enjoy this first book. I, for one, am looking forward to the rest of this series!

Here's a little bit about the book:
When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents' past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains to chase down her family's secret. However, it's Genevieve's own …

Book Recommendation - Dead End

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Nancy Mehl has been a strong voice in the Christian romantic suspense category for a number of years, but it's only been recently that I've come to check her out. Her Kaely Quinn mystery series focuses in on a quirky FBI analyst and digs into her life and how it impacts how she goes after serial killers. Dead End was the final book in this series trilogy and brought a good deal of closure to the series.

Here's a bit about the book:
When a body is discovered in a field in Iowa, the police uncover fourteen additional corpses ranging from 20 years old to recent. The remains point to a serial killer with an MO the authorities have seen before--Ed Oliphant, a man who has been in prison for over 20 years . . . and is Special Agent Kaely Quinn's father. After several failed interview attempts to discover if Ed has been training someone to be a copycat killer, the police turn to Kaely in St. Louis.

Kaely promised herself she would never step foot in her hometown or set eyes on …

Book Recommendation - Daughter of Cana

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Angela Hunt has long been on my list of "must read" authors. I'm fairly certain I've read most everything she's released. She has a spectacular voice in both women's fiction and in Biblical historical. Her latest series, the first book of which released at the end of March this year, is a Biblical historical series, taking place in the early New Testament days. This first book, Daughter of Cana, takes place during the life of Christ and takes an interesting voice - that of Thomas's twin and of Jesus's brother. It made for a very intriguing vantage point and brought the scriptures to life. Ms. Hunt quoted scripture any time the words of Christ were being used, which is the best way to represent Jesus in a fictional work. I loved how true to the Word this work remained, with a true fictional element in the main characters' thoughts and actions.

Here's a little bit about the book:
Thomas and Tasmin, twin siblings hired to oversee a wedding feast …

Book Recommendation - Storing Up Trouble

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If you enjoy laugh-out-loud funny historical romances, you need not look any further than Jen Turano. I was introduced to her at the beginning of this series (I still need to catch up on her backlist - it's all on my TBR list!) and I've thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of these books. Fans of the series will be glad to see Miss Beatrix Waterbury get her story and reach her "happily ever after" as well. If you're new to the series, no worries - you can still start here and won't feel lost. This one releases May 5th and you won't regret picking it up!

Here's a bit about the book:
After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys. Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn’t have time to be distract…