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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Still LIfe by Dani Pettrey (Book 2: Chesapeake Valor series)

Dani Pettrey's newest book, Still Life is out! This is the second book in her Chesapeake Valor series. Take some time to read below why you should pick up this next thrilling book.

From the Back Cover:
Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime-scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime-scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.
Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit for which her friend modeled. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found, and so Avery immediately calls Parker for help.
As Avery, Parker and their friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

My Thoughts:
It's another murder mystery to solve with twists and turns that will have you wondering if they will in fact solve this case.  In this second book, Dani tells the story of Avery Tate and Parker Mitchell. Of course, all of the other great characters from her first book are included too. I love that she continues the other characters' stories from the first book. It brings that feeling of home to the book because you're already familiar with the characters. This book was a little darker than others that Dani has written, but that darkness was contrasted greatly by the characters that were filled with the light of Christ. Those characters shined brightly just as Christians should in this dark world. Her story line was interesting, and it was hard to put the book down!  I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy reading murder mysteries.

If you haven't read her first book in this series, Cold Shot, you can find out more about that book by clicking here.

***I received this complimentary book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren (Book 2 in the Montana Rescue series)

If you enjoyed the first book, Wild Montana Skies, as much as I did, then I'm sure you can't wait to get your hands on the next book in this series! Susan May Warren does a great job telling the story of Deputy Sam Brooks in this newest book, Rescue Me.

 Deputy Sam Brooks is a practical kind of guy.  He's predictable, dependable and organized. You can always count on him to do the right thing, but as far as living a little, well... he can't let himself go that far.
Willow has had a rough life, but has found a calling with leading the teens at her church. This voluntary job is so fulfilling and she hoping to make it a permanent paid job and fulfill her dreams. Although, Willow doesn't have that great of a track record with being stable.  She wears her heart on her sleeve, has worked multiple odd jobs and has a crazy past with her hippie mom that involves living in a commune. And to top it off, she is crazy in-love-with Sam, her sister's boyfriend.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed reading this book and read it pretty quickly.  Once I started the book, it was hard to put down. The story was a could continuation of the PEAK Rescue team's story.  Sam is so sure that Sierra is the perfect fit for him. She is everything he ever wanted in a girl.  But something is just off, and he wants so desperately to win her heart.  I love how Susan May Warren puts Sam into some unpredictable situations to get him out of his comfort zone and to reevaluate the path he has been on. It gets him to take a step back from his life and see things that he has overlooked concerning some people in his life.
Willow's story is fun to see evolve. She has had such a different upbringing, but is every bit as useful to God as others who have had a great education and family life. Just because her life circumstances weren't great doesn't mean that she doesn't have great potential. I like how Rescue Me leaves you wondering whose story the next book will contain and how relationships will change among the PEAK rescue team.  I would definitely recommend this book.

***I received this complimentary book from Revel Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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