REVIEW: LIFE FLIGHT by Lynette Eason

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

 Hey everyone! Today I have a review for Lynette Eason's latest book, Life Flight, a Christian romantic suspense which released recently. Check out more info on the book before my review: 







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EMS helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to high stress situations, but being forced to land on a mountain in a raging storm with a critical patient--and a serial killer on the loose--tests her skills and her nerve to the limit. She survives with FBI Special Agent Holt Satterfield's help. But she's not out of the woods yet.

In the ensuing days, Penny finds herself under attack. And when news reaches Holt that he may not have gotten his man after all, it will take all he and Penny have to catch a killer--before he catches one of them.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason is back with another high-octane tale of close calls, narrow escapes, and the fight to bring a nefarious criminal to justice.

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MY REVIEW

I did have some fairly high expectations going into this book, so I had a bit of trouble deciding whether or not those expectations influenced my view of the book overall. I'm a huge fan especially of Eason's earlier works, but I found this one to definitely be a little far-fetched (with things that I can't mention or...big spoilers.) It was fast-paced for sure, and the main characters were easy to empathize with, plus they were enjoyable to read. I also loved the romance aspect of the story, and the characters fit very well together (it's a pairing that you'll probably root for right from the beginning). However, the suspense end of the story didn't really get going or feel like "traditional Eason" until the last seventy pages or so, which was a bit of a disappointment for me. Setting those issues aside, I did enjoy this story overall. So if you're an Eason fan, you'll probably like it -- if you're a fan of books that blend realistic circumstances into fiction, maybe not so much. 


Have you read any books by Eason? What's your favorite? 

REVIEW: TRUTH UNSHAKEN by Kristina Hall!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

 Hey everyone! Today I have a review for Truth Unshaken by Kristina Hall, which is the final book in the Moretti Trilogy. I was given the opportunity to review this novel (the whole series, actually -- you can check out my prior reviews on my blog as well!) actually last year, but I just was too busy with the holidays and everything to properly sit down and read it until recently, hence...the review today! Before I get into the review, here's some info about the book:



Whom can they trust?

After losing her parents, Carla Belardi discovers her life was a lie. Now, she must flee unless she wants her parents' fate to be her own.

Frank Ashton lost the use of his legs—and his desire to live—in the Great War. When Carla is brought to his home injured, he gains a friend. But despite the attraction growing between them, he can never burden her with a cripple.

Alberto Moretti thought he could do good working for the Prohibition Unit—until he finds out his new employer isn't much better than the criminals he once served. Now, he has to fight both sides—the Prohibition Unit and the crooked Belardis.

When danger surrounds Carla, Frank, and Alberto from too many angles, will they put their trust in the Truth that will never be shaken?

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MY REVIEW

I was really conflicted on how to rate this because while the storyline was compelling, the how the characters were written confused me once in awhile. I think part of that was probably because I was really intrigued over Frank's character since he was initially introduced in the series and his characterization was pretty rocky when he got his own story -- while people struggling with PTSD and other problems that Frank faces can swing between bitter moments and stable moments, not to mention stumbling in his trust in God, which are completely understandable and accurate, but the transitions between those felt a little stiff to me. However, the attitude toward Frank and his disability, were extremely accurate for the times, and I think that's worth noting. Moretti's side of the story was full of speakeasies and "good" cops turning into bad, which definitely keeps the reader guessing. Plus, Carla's storyline might be my favorite out of the women of the Moretti trilogy, and it was interesting to see her paired with Frank.  This story starts off with a bang and then lulls a little bit (except for Moretti being, well, Moretti. Someone get that guy a medic...) I also enjoyed the themes of becoming more mature in your faith and seeing opportunities to grow and taking them instead of letting life pass you by.  If you're a fan of the Moretti trilogy, you'll definitely want to pick this one up! 


Have you read the Moretti trilogy yet, or are you thinking about picking it up sometime?

REVIEW: THE BLOOD REPUBLIC by Angela R. Watts!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 Hey everyone! Today is the official release day of The Blood Republic, book 4 of The Infidel Books! I had the opportunity to be an advanced reader for this, and...wow. Just. Wow. If you're a fan of the series, you'll want to order a copy ASAP. Before I get into the review, here's a bit about the book itself.




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“THIS NATION WILL BE REBUILT FROM BLOOD.”

The Second Civil War ends and West Johnston is heir to the new nation—but the war in the shadows continues as they rebuild America. With team members missing, West must help save his family. But the team discovers a biological weapon, and if they fail to maintain power, it will fall into the enemy’s hands.

Meanwhile, the crew finds intelligence that will change the course of the nation, and must team up with unlikely friends to escape government labs. If Gideon, Spencer, and Rene’ can survive, then new hopes await—but not everyone will make it out alive.


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MY REVIEW

I've seen good book series. I've seen great book series. And then there's this one. Watts has an excellent ability to weave plots, character arcs, and themes -- and those skills are portrayed beautifully in THE BLOOD REPUBLIC. This novel is so satisfying, not just as its own story, but as a part of the larger series itself. I can't think of anything to say that won't basically spoil everything, but let me just say: you'll laugh, you'll cry, your heart will have all the fuzzy feels (and all the other feels that make you wanna throw your book at the wall--not recommended if you use an ereader), and then you'll read it again. I can't wait to see what lies in store next. 


Have you read THE INFIDEL BOOKS? Plan on picking it up? 

COVER REVEAL: A STUDY IN TERMINAL by Kara Linaburg!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing a post with the cover reveal for Kara Linaburg's upcoming novel, A Study in Terminal, which will be coming this summer! The cover is stunning, the story is even better, and I'm so excited to share with ya! 

First, some info about the book: 

The hardest goodbyes are the ones we never got to say...
Sean Brogan has spent most of his life running from a past he can never escape and the scars he carries are ones no one can see. He plans to slip into the sleepy town of Lake Fort, West Virginia as quietly as he did ten years before, but his life has never gone as planned. 
As Sean spends time in town, he has no choice but to face the pain that he buried from a life cut off too soon.
An anthem for those of us who have been left behind, “A Study in Terminal” is a vulnerable story about the human condition that reminds us that to beat your past, you first must learn to turn around and face it. 
A Study in Terminal coming June 7th, 2022

Make sure to follow Kara Linaburg on Instagram as well as Monarch Education Services for more updates on the book as the release date arrives. 

Now, you ready for the cover? 
Check it out below...



 Isn't that awesome? I can't wait for the release. Are you looking forward to reading this too?