Monthly Archives: September 2014

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door by Fretz and Barretta

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This is an adorable little children’s book. It is about a little boy Conrad, who goes to visit his uncle’s ranch. He things he is prepared with his Mega Ultimate Extreme First Aid Kit. He seems to get into trouble at every turn. You can just imagine all the things little boys can get into on a ranch!

Through it all, there’s the nosy little neighbor girl, Imogene. She likes to tell him how to do things, and to beat it all, that little girl is right most of the time. If only she could tell him before he gets into trouble.

In the end, Imogene needs a little help herself, and there comes Conrad, with his Mega Ultimate Extreme First Aid Kit!

I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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Nowhere to Turn by Lynette Eason

Sometimes when you get a Christian suspense novel, it can be pretty predictable, and can even lack an original plot. Not so with this one! I could not put it down!

This is the morning! Dani is going to take her son and leave her abusive husband. She waits for him to leave for work and springs into action. Her brother-in-law abruptly stops by, throwing her off-guard. She heads to school for her deaf son, and runs for all she’s worth. Later that evening, safe in a motel, they see in the news that an FBI agent has been killed. Could it be her husband?

As she is released from her former life, she can make plans for a secure future, can’t she? But why do mysterious things keep happening? Who can she trust? 

Six months later, she finds herself in more danger than ever. Everywhere she turns, they are surprised by yet another person they thought to be loyal. She finally hires Adam Buchanan, of Operation Refuge to get to the bottom of her stalkers. Can this still be her husband’s fault?

I could not predict this book. Just when it seemed to be winding down, there were a couple more twists that I did NOT see coming! Five stars for this one!

I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick

Freed slave Letitia holds onto her papers as if they were her very life. But they can’t save her from everything.

Letitia has recently been freed by her owner before he died, but other members of his family can’t seem to get it through their heads. As they set out to head west, Letitia starts to make the journey with them, helping with the children while being fed and cared for on the journey. But she can’t bring herself to go, so she turns to the only man who treats her like a human being, Irishman Davey Carson. Davey and Letitia come to an arrangement, and he soon lets her know of his plans to head west also. Because a black woman, free or not, cannot be married, they say their vows before God, and head on a grand adventure!

As they travel, they experience friendship, heartbreak, joy, trial, hunger and plenty. 

As I read this novel, based on a true story, I was so heartbroken at all she had to endure. Sure, she was free. But some states still didn’t recognize blacks as anything other than property. This was an eye-opening story of tragedy, fighting for what is right, and faith that only God provides.

I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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