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A Review of Rush

Rush is the newest historical novel from Jayme Mansfield. She weaves romance, determination, betrayal and suspense into a story that captures the reader’s heart while giving chills and intrigue. Mary Louisa Roberts is a young woman left alone by her will-of-the-wisp husband, Aaron who leaves to find fortune for himself …

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A Review of True Grit

True Grit is the story of Mattie Ross, a young teenager seeking her father’s killer. Mattie is a gem of a character. Portis brings her to life on the page. She’s full of spunk, wise beyond her years, with a sardonic view of the world and the men in it. …

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The Restorer – A Journey into Adventure

The Restorer by Sharon Hinck is excellent speculative fiction from a Christian perspective. This story begins with an intriguing hook. An every-day housewife is magically transported to a strange new world where she is expected to lead an oppressed people to victory while others try to kill her. And she …

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Journey to Munich: A 5 Star Must Read

Journey to Munich is Jacqueline Winspear’s latest Maisie Dobbs novel. In this thrilling addition to the series, it’s 1938 and Maisie takes an undercover assignment to help in the rescue of a valuable businessman and inventor held in one of Hitler’s concentration camps. Nazi suspicions lurk at every turn. Her …

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An Exciting New Read from Morgan Busse

In this steampunk novel, we meet Kat Bloodmayne, a young, smart and beautiful woman who has powers she doesn’t understand, powers she can’t control. This “monster” as she calls it, can start fires and throw people and objects across the room. She wants to be cured of whatever this is. …

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The Liberation: A Review

In this sequel to The First Principle, Marissa Shrock writes one of the best Christian speculative novels I’ve read in a long time. Shrock keeps us right with her heroine, Vivica Wilkins, from page one to the climax. We are with Vivica as she enters a new world of being …

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Dead Wake

The sinking of the Lusitania was one of the incidents that helped propel the United States into World War I. A luxury liner loaded with civilians sunk by a German submarine. In Dead Wake, Erik Larson tells the story of the ship, the crew, and the passengers of the greyhound …

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A Dangerous Place

I’ve shared that among my favorite authors is Jacqueline Winspear and her Maisie Dobbs series. So it was with great anticipation I opened Winspear’s newest novel, #11 in the series, A Dangerous Place. My first reaction—now for something completely different… The beginning feels like a cheat at first read. Several …

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Unbroken

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the heart-rending, gut-wrenching biography of Olympic runner and WW II veteran Louis Zamperini. From his delinquent adolescence through his harrowing experiences as a prisoner of war to his redemption at a Billy Graham crusade, Hillenbrand tells Zamperini’s story, flaws and heroism, bravery and failures, without …

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A World Flipped Upside Down

The First Principle A Novel Marissa Shock Vivica Wilkins is sixteen years old, and a bit of a rebel. She has hacked her school’s computer network so her fellow students can exchange messages without the school knowing. For the right price, she can get into the grading system and change …

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