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Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette {Book Review}

Happy release day to Connilyn Cossette!!! It's the release of her phenomenal follow-up sequel and conclusion of The Covenant House duology!  If you have not yet read To Dwell Among the Cedars, book one, do so! You will want to read that before diving head first into this beautiful story.  Keeping reading for my thoughts and my reading vlog! Title : Between the Wild Branches Author : Connilyn Cossette Series : The Covenant House #2 Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction Publication Date : July 6, 2021 Publisher : Bethany House Source : eARC & Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover |  Christian Book Synopsis : Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the h
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Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar {Book Review}

Hey Gems!!! Back with a highly anticipated release and review!! I got the opportunity to be apart of the launch team for Tessa Afshar once again! We know how much I love her books and writing. I received a complimentary copy ( both an advanced readers copy and a finished copy ) of Jewel of the Nile from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. I also did pre-order my own copy as well. First before we dive in, let me just say happy release day to Tessa and Jewel of the Nile... Now let's dive into my review and thoughts on this beauty... Title : Jewel of the Nile Author : Tessa Afshar Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction Publication Date : June 1, 2021 Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers Source : e-ARC; Paperback Purchase :  Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book Synopsis : Whispered secrets about her parents' past take on new urgency for Ch

The Paris Betrayal by James R. Hannibal {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : The Paris Betrayal Author : James R. Hannibal Age : Adult Genres : Christian Fiction, Suspense, Thriller Publication Date : May 4, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N   Synopsis : After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance--reserved for incompetents and traitors. Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained h

Castle of Refuge by Melanie Dickerson {Blog Tour}

Huge thank you to both JustReads Tours and Thomas Nelson for having me on this tour! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. Keep reading for my thoughts! Title : Castle of Refuge Author : Melanie Dickerson Series : The Dericott Tales #2 Age : YA Genres : Christiaan Fiction, Fairytale Retelling, Historical Fiction Publication Date : June 1, 2021 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : ARC Purchase : Hardcover | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N   Synopsis : Audrey is a viscount’s daughter who has suffered her sister Maris’s cruel, jealous behavior all her life. An act of malice led their father to send Maris to a convent, but Audrey was still left with scars. Three years later, Audrey’s father is determined to marry off his damaged daughter, and Maris is returning. Desperate, Audrey sneaks away. However, life outside her home is dangerous, and she soon finds hersel

Never Miss by Melissa Koslin {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : Never Miss Author : Melissa Koslin Age : Adult Genres : Christian Suspense Publication Date : May 4, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N   Synopsis : Former CIA sniper Kadance Tolle possesses a special set of skills and a rare pedigree. She comes from a family of assassins, and by saving Lyndon Vaile's life she risks being found by them. Despite the danger, Kadance feels compelled to help Lyndon discover who is after him--and his research that seems to prove that the Ebola virus was manmade and is about to be weaponized. With shadowy figures pursuing them and a Mastermind watching their every move, Kadance and Lyndon must scramble to stop an impending bioattack at the State of the Union address. But their warnings fall on deaf ears,

Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel. Title : Present Danger by  Author : Elizabeth Goddard Series : Rocky Mountain Courage #1 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Fiction, Romantic Suspense Publication Date : April 6, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : Former FBI Special Agent Jack Tanner is working as a detective in Montana when he comes across a body in the national forest during a search and rescue mission. He's committed to finding the killer, even if it means working alongside his old flame, US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors. When Terra discovers that the murder victim had ties to a powerful and dangerous trafficker of archaeological artifacts, the investigation takes a deadly turn--one that hits too close to home. As Terra fears she lacks the courage to face what

Dreams Rekindled by Amanda Cabot {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel. Title : Dreams Rekindled Author : Amanda Cabot Series : Mesquite Springs #2 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Historical Romance Publication Date : March 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book Synopsis : Though she hopes for a quiet, uncomplicated life for herself, Dorothy Clark wants nothing more than to stir others up. Specifically, she dreams of writing something that will challenge people as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin seems to have. But in 1850s Mesquite Springs, there are few opportunities for writers--until newspaperman Brandon Holloway arrives, that is. Brandon Holloway has seen the disastrous effects of challenging others and has no intention of repeating that mistake. Instead of following his dreams, he&#

Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel. Title : Unknown Threat Author : Lynn H. Blackburn Series : Defend and Protect #1 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Suspense, Romantic Suspense Publication Date : March 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book   Synopsis : US Secret Service Special Agent Luke Powell is lucky to be alive. Three of his fellow agents have died in unusual circumstances in the past ten weeks. Luke is devastated by the loss of his friends and colleagues, and his inability to locate the killer feels like a personal failure. He's an expert at shielding others, but now the protectors are in need of protection. FBI Special Agent Faith Malone is driven to succeed and confident in her ability to solve every case she's assigned. She's been put in charge of the inves