Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Fatal Frost," by Nancy Mehl

"Fatal Frost," by Nancy Mehl

Following in her absentee father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan has just recovered from being shot in the line of duty. And, unbeknownst to her, her father's recent reappearance in her life has put her in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang. Her boss assigns Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark St. Laurent--Mercy's ex-boyfriend--to get her out of town until her safety can be guaranteed. 

Unaware of the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark, it isn't until a freak ice storm strands them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy to put them in great danger. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive--if help is even coming at all?

This is the first book in the Defenders Of Justice series by Nancy.  It is a fast paced book, full of action and suspense.  Never sure what is going to happen next or who anyone should trust.  Thought it was very apt reviewing this in December when the winter season is about to hit with winter storms.  Helped visualize everything, I thought.

The only thing I thought was a little strange, at least for me, was that I thoroughly enjoyed the book while reading it; but looking back and going over the story again, I wasn't as thrilled about the book?  I guess I was picking apart the story line more on reflection?

Stars out of 5 : 4.5 I didn't figure out a few things until it was pointed out in the book; which is a good thing in my books.  I am looking forward to the second book in this series which is out in May of 2017.  I think this book would be even better when read at night in a snow storm.....but that's just a suggestion...LOL

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

"The Christmas Angel Project," by Melody Carlson

"The Christmas Angel Project," by Melody Carlson

Abby Wentworth is the glue that holds her book club together. So when she unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the rest of the women in the group are stunned, saddened, and sure that, without her, the group can't continue.

They gather "one last time" to open gifts Abby left behind, little knowing how it will change each of their lives--forever.

If you want to read an uplifting book, that makes you feel good with Christmas spirit this is the book for you.  You will be able to read it in an afternoon or two and I think you will find there is a part of you in this book.  It truly says what the spirit of Christmas is; and it is giving to others.  How you do give to others differs in each one of us and as this book shows us, no matter what you do, as long as you give with love and kindness what you get back is a bonus.

I enjoy Melody's books and this is another winner in my books.

Stars out of 5 : 5 This would make a lovely Christmas gift and I know for me put in the Christmas mood.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

"The Tinderbox," by Beverly Lewis

"The Tinderbox," by Beverly Lewis With her parents' twentieth anniversary approaching, eighteen-year-old Sylvia Miller find...