Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill

Collision of Lies by [Threadgill, Tom]

This story really captured me from the beginning. It was very intriguing and a real nail-biter.

Detective Amara Alvarez works in the property crimes division, but she’s hoping to get into homocide where she can make more of a difference. One day, a crazy clue causes her to look into a huge case that had was long since closed, though still somewhat unsolved. A bus full of children had collided with a train three years earlier, an apparent suicide by the driver. But can one of the children still be alive?

Amara is way out of her league, but she won’t stop. As she gets deeper and deeper, her life becomes endangered. Other authorities step in, and country borders are crossed.

Although the ending was a little disappointing to me personally, it was still a GREAT conclusion. You’ll have to read it to see what I mean. πŸ™‚ Threadgill is a master at suspense and mystery, and I look forward to reading more of his work.

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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Still by Jenny Donnelly

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Having heard Jenny speak at a few business events, I did not hesitate to grab this book and hear her heart.

This book is very helpful. Like most people, I feel like my life is pretty chaotic at times, and I struggle to have peace, because there is just very little “quiet” in my days.

Jenny does a great job identifying the factors in our lives that sabotage our rest. She tells stories of her life and how she struggled to find the calm in her chaos. She is very open to the mistakes she made, and trials she faced, but how God carried her through them and gave her strength to move forward.

She also shares 7 ways to find rest. They are biblically based but also very practical. She often gives little assignments throughout the book to make sure you’re on track, paying attention, and working through the steps.

Great resource! I was helped!

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear by Lisa Jacobson

This book is very similar to 100 Ways to Love Your Husband. However, in this version, the author focuses on what your husband needs to hear. Things such as: “I trust your judgment” and “You’re an excellent provider” are suggested as ideas to use to affirm your husband.

It is divided into 100 “chapters” and most of them are only a page long. That format makes this an excellent choice to grab-and-go, with simple advice to use to encourage your husband that very day, without reading through long sections looking for something practical.

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

 

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Deadly Deceit by Natalie Walters

Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets)

This was a very intriguing book. It was well-written. The characters were well-developed and had enough layers to keep it interesting.

Vivian is a reporter in the small town of Walton, GA. She made a career mistake and was taken in by Harold, a very kind and compassionate editor. When Harold mysteriously dies just after telling Vivian he has a huge story for her, Vivian stars on a dangerous journey and keeps getting in deeper.

Deputy Frost is still in his hometown, although several agencies and companies are constantly fighting to hire him with all his skills. He teams up with Vivian to uncover the truth of Harold’s death.

The book held my attention and had a great ending. It was a semi-predictable ending, but enough surprise to make it good.

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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100 Ways to Love Your Husband by Lisa Jacobson

100 Ways to Love Your Husband

This is a very sweet, and simple book, but profound in content. I was pleasantly surprised to find the super-short chapters! Most chapters are just an idea of how you can encourage your husband. Some are more complicated than others, and there is a wide range of “types” – some are spiritual (prayer) and some are very practical (leave a note). Many of the chapters have personal stories from the author’s marriage that help you understand why that particular action builds your marriage, and how the absence of it can harm your marriage.

I loved the content in this book. It’s a GREAT reminder to focus on your marriage and make your husband a priority.

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard

Always Look Twice (Uncommon Justice Book #2) by [Goddard, Elizabeth]

This was a really great book! I loved the setting – Jackson Hole! The author did a beautiful job painting the scenery and making you feel you were there.

The story is captivating! The characters were very well-developed. I missed the first in the series, but didn’t feel “in-the-dark.”

Because the heroin, Harper Reynolds had left forensic photography after struggling through many traumatic crime scenes, it makes for a very read watching her character overcome her fears to help others.

It is very sweet how she reunites with her childhood friend as they work on this case. Great read!

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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The Roll of the Drums by Jan Drexler

The Roll of the Drums (The Amish of Weaver's Creek Book #2) by [Drexler, Jan]

This was a very interesting story set in Amish country. A dying wife makes her husband and new-found friend, Ruby promise to marry one another after she dies so that he and the children will be cared for.

The husband is still recovering after an encounter during the war and carries some battle scars on his soul as well.Β Ruby is a free spirit and thought she’d be an old maid.Β The children are precious but naturally struggling after their mother’s death.

I love how the story is all meshed together. There is faith and family.

Overall the story was very well-written. But because of the nature of death and marriage, it felt a little rushed.

Great book!

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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Breaking Anxiety’s Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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This is a very helpful book. It is broken down into “doable” chunks of assignments. I love how she talks about how anxiety is definitely a real thing in our world today. But I equally love how she talks about the spiritual aspect.

Each chapter has an RX at the end, that includes verses to read, things to practice and review. She suggests memorizing verses and identifying struggle areas.

I highly recommend this book if you struggle with anxiety. There are some real physical and emotional reasons people struggle with it, but often the spiritual factor is left out in our culture. She addresses the whole picture of anxiety and does so from years of professional experience.

*I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal

The Gryphon Heist by [Hannibal, James R.]

Wow, wow, wow! This is a fast-pasted “James Bond”-style journey that takes you all over the world, never knowing who to trust, and being surprised at the outcome.

Talia is brand new to the CIA and is thrilled to have her first task, even if it’s not as exciting as she hoped for. But she knows she has to pay her dues before she gets a “real” case. As she travels to Europe with her partner Eddie, they meet Tyler who is their Moldovan contact.

She immediately clashes with Tyler, and both are tugging for “control” of the case. But a simple home-in-a-few days case turns quickly and Talia finds herself in way over her head, not knowing whether Tyler is on her side, or working for the enemy.

Lots of characters come in throughout the story, and there is a lot of action – it’s just hard to put it down. I can’t wait for the sequel!

Β *I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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Vow of Justice by Lynette Eason

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Lynette Eason is hands-down in my top 5 favorite authors. Her suspense never disappoints.

Linc and Allison are partners in the FBI. During an operation, Allison is killed and Linc isn’t sure how to go on. But he knows he will do everything to find her killer.

But when he happens upon Allison, very much alive, things become even more dangerous.

As they work together, they continue to keep Allison’s life a secret. But as they work hard to take down the bad guys, the plot keeps twisting and danger comes from every side.

GREAT read that will keep you guessing until the end!

Β *I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for this review – my fair and honest opinion.

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