Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Review: Synapse by Steven James



About the book:
Thirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines know, but with what they believe.

Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon. But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions Artificials were never meant to ask.

Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, Steven James offers us a glimpse into the future—and into our own hearts.

Synapse is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn.


My rating:
4.5 stars
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My thoughts:

Synapse was a very good read. I've read all of Steven James fiction books and, while this one is different from his previous works, I still found it to be a fascinating read and it held my attention.

The book had suspense and intense action. I found the characters endearing and the whole Artificial aspect was intriguing -- definitely made you think about things and how they could go.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed Synapse and recommend it. I can't wait for this author's next release.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Review: Christmas In Winter Hill by Melody Carlson


About the book:
Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager . . . well, manages.

As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn't always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, "Where's the snow?"

Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista's Christmas spirit before the big day?

My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:
Christmas In Winter Hill is a delightful Christmas read and one I highly recommend you add to your holiday reading this year. I loved how it wasn't 100% fluff, but was still a light read.

The characters were nice. I liked how Krista grew throughout the story and had so many layers. I felt bad for her and the things she went through in her childhood which caused her to dislike Christmas. I LOVED her daughter - she was so cute! Her joy for everything Christmas and winter was wonderful! I didn't love the romance, mainly because it felt a bit rushed, but the ending was good.

All in all, Christmas In Winter Hill was really good and I recommend it!

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Review: Wyatt by Susan May Warren



Wyatt JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Wyatt, t he fourth book of The Montana Marshalls series by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Wyatt 
Series: The Montana Marshalls, Book 4
Author: Susan May Warren  
Publisher: SDG Publishing 
Release Date: October 2019 
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

He’s lost her twice...he’s not going to lose her again...
NHL Hocke y Goalie Wyatt Marshall has everything -- fame, money and a thriving career. But he’s hiding the two things that matter most...a career - ending injury, and his broken heart. He’s been in love with Coco Stanley since she walked into his life at age fourteen, a foster child for the Marshall family. She stole his heart years later, when, after a secret tryst, she returned to her home country of Russia. But she won’t let him back into her life — and he can’t figure out why. & nbsp;

She’s harboring a secret that could cost lives...  

Coco Stanley is tired of living her life undercover. Or at least, with an assumed name, always pretending to be someone she’s not. And that’s not the only secret she’s harboring. If Wyatt discovers the real reason she left him, it might just destroy him. She’s resigned herself to loving him from afar...  

But when he discovers she’s in danger...  

Wyatt is horrified when he learns Coco has been shot and left in Russia, her f ate unknown. There is nothing — nothing — that will stop him from finding her. So what if he’s not one of his super - heroic brothers, not a Ranger, not a SEAL...Wyatt is a hockey goalie, a special kind of crazy brave. Except, is he brave enough to face the secr et Coco is keeping, or will it destroy everything he’s hoped for?  

What will it cost them to save her?  

What Wyatt and Coco don’t know is that revenge is stalking her and bringing her home just might cost them their long - awaited happy ending.  

Con tinue the breath - taking Montana Marshall series!
 
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My rating:
4.5 stars
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My thoughts:

This book did not disappoint! I have been really loving this Montana Marshalls' series and was eagerly awaiting this new release. I loved reading Wyatt's story and the second-chance romance was so sweet! I do wish that certain things wouldn't have happened the way they did, though I won't say what as that would involve spoilers.

I liked how the ending left you with a desire to read the next book ASAP. I need to know what will happen next. I also like how each book starts with a "refresher" of what has happened so far in the series, so if it has been a while since you've read the last book you can easily get reminded of where things are.

All in all, Wyatt was very good. I loved the characters and my favorite was Wyatt; hockey players always get my attention and he even more so considering he was the GOALIE!). I loved the suspense in addition to the wonderful romance. I definitely recommend it!

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 


TOUR GIVEAWAY





Wyatt JustRead Giveaway

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker & Rachelle Dekker


About the book:
Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history.

When a terrible scourge is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure--and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red rope.

Her older brother's questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she's seen in a decade set in motion events that will cause Grace to question everything she has built her life on. Enemies rise on all sides--but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth?

For the first time, bestselling authors Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker team up and deliver an intense, tightly focused ride through the most treacherous world of all.

My rating:
2.5 stars
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My thoughts:

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