Friday, March 30, 2007

Susan May Warren's new series

Reclaiming Nick, by Susan May Warren

Award winning author SUSAN MAY WARREN recently returned home to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota's north woods. Visit her Web site at www.susanmaywarren.com.


RECLAIMING NICK is the first of The Noble Legacy series. Book Two, Taming Rafe, will be available January 2008. Book Two, begins the story of younger brother Rafe Noble.

Nick Noble, the oldest son, left home ten years ago after a fight with his father, blood brother and high school sweetheart. Breaking all hearts in the quake of his own from loosing his mother to cancer. His family's pleas to return home never stopped him from drifting. His college education and army experience led him to police work and there he help convict an innocent man. He quit and ended up working in a diner.

His father's death and the will bring Nick home, the prodigal son after the father has died, and he can only stand over his grave and ask for forgiveness. The cattle ranch, the Silver Buckle, his sister runs alone and she greeted Nick with open-arms. She is disappointed to hear Nick reason for return was revenge towards his best friend and blood brother, Cole.

Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and she’s out to get revenge. She stops by the diner to get a look at this bully and makes plans to follow him to the ranch as there new cook. She doesn't know how to make toast let alone cook for 30 people on the open range, yet she hires on.

Piper's life and body bear the scars of abuse. Her brother had taken beatings from their father by stepping in to protect her. He had always been there for her. She did not visit him in prison, now she wants to make it up to him by getting him justice against Nick. She now knows her brother is innocent after five years in prison because another man confessed to the crime. She is sorry she has not been there for her brother, and that when her mother and she left the abusive relationship, they left him behind with his father. She had feared he had become like the man that had raised him.

As Nick seeks to overturn his father’s will--and Piper digs for answers--family secrets surface that send Nick’s life into a tailspin. Piper realized Nick is a noble man as the Noble name he bears. Piper finds secrets and the man who’s out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family. He’ll stop at nothing--even murder--to make it happen.

If you would like to hear more about Nick, he has his own blog. Also, the first chapter is there...http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/meetnick/

A good story not a great book. Read this author, I think she has a great book in her. She needs to tighten her plot and follow implications of her characters closer and she will soar above entertaining story to great suspence and romantic novel. A good read not to be missed, but this author has more potential then even this book, clearly.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Double Vision, Ingermanson

Check out Ingermanson's website at: http://www.rsingermanson.com/
His new book:
Double Vision: A Novel
Author: Randall Ingermanson
Genre: Humorous romantic suspense novel
Publisher: Bethany House, (November 2004) ISBN 0764227335
Synopsis of Double Vision

Dillon Richard is a brilliant and meticulous engineer, respected by his co-workers at CypherQuanta, but he has never had a woman interested in him before. Now he's got two, and they're giving him double vision . . .

Rachel Meyers is a quirky, erratic biophysicist who has just developed a quantum computer that will change the world. If Rachel and Dillon can bring it to market, CypherQuanta will be worth billions. But someone is determined to steal the secret . . . and create a rift between Rachel and Dillon.

Keryn Wills is a mystery novelist and part-time chief financial officer at CypherQuanta. She desperately needs to keep Rachel and Dillon working together to finish the project, but she desperately doesn't want them to be friends. Now Keryn finds herself on the run, like a character in one of her own novels, as somebody begins tightening a noose around her and Rachel and Dillon. Somehow, she needs to unravel this mystery -- before it unravels her.

Three secrets. Two women. One man. No time.

Double Vision -- humorous romantic suspense by Christy Award-winning novelist and Berkeley-trained physicist, Randall Ingermanson


CFBA Book Review

TRICIA GOYER is the author of five novels, two nonfiction books and one children's book. She also was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Writer of the Year in 2003. In 2005, her novel Night Song, the second title in Tricia’s World War II series, won ACFW's Book of the Year for Best Long Historical Romance. In 2006, her novel Dawn of A Thousand Nights also won book of the Year for Long Historical Romance. Tricia and her husband, John, live with their family in northwestern Montana.
Tricia's blog is: http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/


We are pleased to be able to review her exciting Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War, A Valley Of Betrayal

For reasons beyond her control, Sophie finds herself alone in the war-torn Spanish countryside, searching for her beloved Michael. His work as a news photographer has taken him deep into the country wracked by civil war. What was once a thriving paradise has become a battleground for Nazi-backed Franco fascist soldiers and Spanish patriots. She is caught up in the escalating events when the route to safety is blocked and fighting surrounds her.

Secrets abound in the ruined Spain. Michael is loving but elusive, especially about beautiful maria. The American who helped Sophie sneak into Spain turns up in odd places. Michael's friend Jose knows more than he tells. When reports of Michael's dissappearance reach her, Sophie is devastaed. What are her feelings for Philip, an American soldier who comes to her rescue?

Sophie must sift truth from lies as she becomes more embroiled in the war that threatens her life and breaks her heart. On her darkest night, Sophie takes refuge with a brigade of international compatriots. Among these volunteers, she pledges to make the plight of the Spanish people known around the world through the power of art.

Acclaimed author Tricia Goyer creates a riviting cast of characters against the backdrop of pre-WWII spain. Love, loss, pain, and beauty abound in A Valley Of Betrayal, the first book in her new series, Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War.

CFBA Book Review

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING
by Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer.


GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages and numerous othe rbooks. He's the director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., and host of A Growing Marriage, a syndicated radio program heard on over 100 stations across North America. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina.

CATHERINE PALMER is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels--including The Bachelor's Bargain--which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons.

IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING is the first of The Four Seasons fiction series, based on the ever-changing cycles of relationships detailed in Gary Chapman's nonfiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. The novels will focus on four couples, each moving in and out of a different season.

Word travels fast at the Just As I Am beauty shop.

So when a simple homeless man appears on Steve and Brenda Hansen's doorstep, the entire shop is set abuzz, especially when Brenda lets him sleep on their porch.

That's not all the neighbors are talking about. Spring may be blooming outdoors, but an icy chill has settled over the Hansens' marriage. Steve is keeping late hours with clients, and the usually upbeat Brenda is feeling the absence of her husband and her college-age kids.

Add to that the unsavory business moving in next to the beauty shop and the entire community gets turned upside down. Now Brenda's friends must unite to pull her out of her rut and keep the unwanted sotre out of town. But can Steve and Brenda learn to thaw their chilly marriage and enjoy the hope spring offers?


Friday, March 16, 2007

Reliance, M. L. Tyndall

Mary Lu Tyndall


M. L. (MARYLU) TYNDALL grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she's only give her heart to Him completely.


A YOUNG BRIDE separated from her husband just as a child has been conceived...

A GRIEVING HUSBAND tempted to take his anger out through the vices of his past...

A MARRIAGE AND A SHIP threatenend to be split apart by villainous Caribbean pirates...

THE RELIANCE, Edmund Merrick tormented by the apparent demise of his pregnant wife Charlisse, sails away to drown his sorrows. He turns his back on God and reverts to a life of villainy, joining forces with the demented French pirate Collier. When his mind clears from its rum-induced haze, will Edmund find the will to escape?

Seemingly abandoned by her new husband, Charlisse battles her own insecurities as she is thrown into the clutches of the vengeful pirate Kent, who holds her and Lady Isabel captive.

Will she be swept away by the undertow of treachery and despair? Can Edmund and Charlisse battle the tempests that threaten to tear them apart and steer their way to the faith-filled haven they so desperately seek? Or will they ultimately lose their love and lives to the whirlpool of treachery and deceit?

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Mark Andrew Olsen

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764228188 The Watchers by Mark Andrew Olsen

This is a great read, the main character is a young woman in her early 20's. She has a dream which seems more then a dream. She has seen a woman in Biblical times dress take in her arms a baby. In her dream, she is this woman. She posts on her blog and asks others if they have ever had a dream like this, that seems more then a dream.
Her site receives thousands of hits affirming they to, have experienced this mystery. However, they do not know what it means anymore then she, they relate it to Anna who waited to see the Messiah in the scriptures. All who respond are black, and she appears to be the only white who has had this experience, and this too becomes part of the plot of healing the wound. There are those who would kill her to stop this healing and destroy all who have this dream!