Monday, April 29, 2019

Gone Too Soon by Melody Carlson | Review + Blog Tour Giveaway


About the Book

Book: Gone Too Soon  
Author: Melody Carlson  
Genre: Young Adult
 Release Date: November 15, 2018

An icy road. A car crash. A family changed forever. Hannah Josephson had always been the “perfect” daughter. Kiera couldn’t live up to her before, and she certainly can’t now that her older sister has died in a car accident. But the image she carried resentfully of Hannah is challenged when she finds her dead sister’s diary and begins to read. Apparently Hannah’s final year wasn’t as perfect as everyone thought. Caught in a pattern of blaming each other, the Josephson family is falling apart. Their father has left, their mother is mixing opiates and alcohol, little sister Maddie has been shipped off to spend the whole summer with their grandmother, and Kiera feels utterly alone with her grief and anger. A summer job helping at a park in a poor section of town provides a friend and a purpose. But it’s Hannah’s diary that fills her thoughts. For the first time in years, she feels close to the sister she’s lost. But can the knowledge she gleans about her possibly help her patch back together the family that seems determined to implode?

Review: Texas Baby Pursuit (Lone Star Justice #4) by Margaret Daley


About the book:
On a kidnapper’s trail…

Lone Star Justice never fails

Minutes after his baby nephew is kidnapped, Texas Ranger Dallas Sanders traces the crime to a child trafficking ring hiding in plain sight. As he and local sheriff Rachel Young race to expose the sinister conspiracy, they’re determined to keep their relationship professional. But when Rachel’s infant daughter is also abducted, can she and Dallas rescue the children in time…and survive to have a future together?

My rating:
3 stars
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My thoughts:

Texas Baby Pursuit was one of those stories that just breaks your heart. It starts out with the hero's daughter calling him that someone kidnapped the baby and you could just feel the shock and emotion in that call. As the story continued, you find out that there is a whole lot more to the story than just the kidnapping and there were several twists.

I didn't care for the romance that much. Mainly because it just felt a bit too rushed at times and I just didn't love it. The ending was intense and I liked how everything got wrapped up nicely.

All in all, Texas Baby Pursuit was a good read and I liked it.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Review: The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins


About the book:
Buckle up for intrigue and adventure in scenic Depression-era America. George Hall, a draftsman, buys a 1936 Packard sedan from the estate of spinster Abigale Watling in Oakwood, Illinois. At first, the car brings George, his wife Jean, and their daughter Rose an unexpected boon. But tragedy follows when Rose is kidnapped. The auto then comes into the possession of salesman William Landers, FBI agent Helen Meeker, and serviceman James Coffman’s family. As clues to the kidnapping caper come to light, more than one life is in jeopardy. Will Agent Meeker catch the culprit before it’s too late?


My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

Looking for a good mystery? The Yellow Packard might be the read for you. It was such an interesting story and so different from what I was expecting. I loved the time in which it was set and the characters were realistic.

I found the mystery to be a real whodunit...I did have a few suspicions early on, but wasn't 100% sure about them until the reveal. I liked how everything wasn't solved easily and it felt like a real case.

All in all, The Yellow Packard was really enjoyable and I recommend it to fans of mystery novels.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: Hide and Seek (Sgt. Major Eric Moyer #4) by Jeff Struecker, Alton Gansky


About the book:
Amelia Lennon no longer wears a uniform or carries a weapon. An Army trained Foreign Affairs Officer, she’s negotiating a dispute with the Kyrgyzstan government that threatens to leave the U.S. without an airbase in that region. She traded her gun for the power of words, but now she needs both.

While following her government contact - Jildiz Oskonbaeva, the lawyer daughter of Kyrgyzstan’s president - Amelia witnesses an attempt to abduct her. She manages to prevent the kidnapping, but now the two women are on the run in a city that’s erupting into chaos.

Master Sergeant J.J. Bartley is the Special Operations team leader tasked to rescue Amelia and Jildiz. With two new members in his unit - one with a secret that could endanger everyone’s life - J.J. must soldier his unit through crazed mobs intent on overthrowing the government. Back home, his pregnant wife is misinformed that her husband and the team have been killed. But before this is over, Bartley will find out that’s the least of his problems.

My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

Hide and Seek is the 4th book in its series and even though I haven't read any of the previous books, I was able to follow the story line easily. I got invested into the characters and felt like I was right there with them.

I found it interesting that this book had TWO prologues. I've never seen that before, but it was fun. I liked all of the characters and felt for the wife at times. I recommend not reading the blurb before you read the story, as I feel it gives away a big spoiler.


All in all, I recommend this to fans of military thrillers!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: Lost Then Found (New Beginnings #1) by Christina Freeburn


About the book:
Skip tracer Renee Stratford-Knight’s life plan changed upon her sister’s murder. Instead of using her skills to find people, Renee opened New Beginnings a firm specializing in “vanishing” abused women. Now her ex-husband –and former business partner – Jonas Knight reenters her life asking about her most vulnerable client.

In order to uncover the secret a teenage girl disappeared to keep, and a killer wants silenced, Jonas and Renee must struggle through distrust and the pain of their pasts to work together to save the life of a teenage girl – and their own.


My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

Lost Then Found was an interesting read. I enjoyed the characters and was rooting for a second chance love story. You could tell that they still had feelings for each other...

I liked the brother. He just wanted to be more involved and not treated like a kid, however I could see her point too -- she didn't want him to be in danger's way.

All in all, Lost Then Found was a good read.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Review: Special Delivery Baby (Cowboy Creek) by Sherri Shackelford


About the book:
Instant Daddy 

An abandoned baby is the last thing town founder Will Canfield expects on his doorstep. He's not the father—and the mother's unknown. But the precious little girl needs a protector. And Will never backs down from a challenge, even if it means caring for a newborn…or dealing with spitfire cattle driver Tomasina Stone.

With her father gone, Tomasina's trail life has ended. Yet becoming a polished city lady feels far out of her reach. All she wants is a place where she'll be appreciated, respected…maybe loved. And the more time she spends helping Will care for the baby, the more she wonders if she's found it. She's never wanted to settle down…but Cowboy Creek—by Will's side—might finally give her heart a lasting home.

Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown

My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:

Where to start?  Special Delivery Baby was just as good as I was anticipating. It was a sweet story with heartfelt characters and it was a treat to read.

I liked how the MC was tough and yet also delicate. The romance was very nice and I LOVED the baby. It was cute to see how the story progressed and the ending was good.

All in all, Special Delivery Baby was a great read and I loved it! Now I just need to get the third book and I can finish this series. :D

*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book from the author. I was not required to read or review it. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Review: Vicious Cycle (Intervention #2) by Terri Blackstock


About the book:
When fifteen-year-old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows she's the newborn daughter of a meth addict he's been trying to help. But when police arrest him for kidnapping, Lance is thrust into a criminal world of baby trafficking and drug abuse.His mother, Barbara, looks for help from Kent Harlan---the man whom she secretly, reluctantly loves and who once helped rescue her daughter from a mess of her own. Kent flies to her aid and begins the impossible work of getting Lance out of trouble, protecting a baby who has no home, and finding help for a teenage mother hiding behind her lies.In this latest novel of suspense and family loyalty, bestselling author Terri Blackstock offers a harrowing look at drug addiction, human trafficking, and the devastating choices that can change lives forever.

My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

Vicious Cycle was such a great read!! I think it was even better than the first book. I felt for the characters and what they were going through. You could tell that Jordan wanted what was best for her daughter, but she had a difficult time getting past her addiction.

I loved how Lance was so heroic and helped Jordan. He was a great character. There were a few moments in this story when I didn't know what was going on and it was intense.

All in all, I recommend Vicious Cycle and look forward to reading the final book in this series.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: Buried Mountain Secrets by Terri Reed


About the book:
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.

Can they get off the mountain alive?

Desperate to find her missing teenage brother, Maya Gallo ventures into the Colorado Rockies expecting rough terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman Alex Trevino comes to her aid. The deputy sheriff knows what these bandits are capable of, so getting Maya—and her brother—home safely may be his hardest mission yet


My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

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