Unexpected circumstances, broken hearts…

Title: Though My Heart Is Torn: The Cadence of Grace, Book 2 Author: Joanne Bischof Publisher: Multnomah Books; Original edition 4/2/13 Pages: 352 Language: English Summary: (from Amazon) Gideon O’Riley has two wives—but he doesn’t know it. Settling into a simple life in the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, Lonnie and Gideon O’Riley have finally found happiness after the rocky start to their marriage. The roguish bluegrass musician has fallen in love with his gentle wife and the God she serves, and Lonnie rests secure in his tenderness for her and their young son. A heartless ruse interupts their peace, bringing them back to Rocky Knob—and forces them to face the claims of Cassie Allan, a woman who says she is Gideon’s rightful wife. As Gideon wades into the depths of his past choices, Lonnie is stunned by the revelations. She has no choice but to navigate this new path, knowing that surviving the devastating blow will take … Keep reading!

Laying the foundation for writing…

Hello friends! It’s been quite a while since I last posted, and for that I apologize. I am in the middle of reading a couple of books, so look forward to some reviews hopefully in the next week or two, and I am finally back on the evening shift. Even though I won’t generally have time at work to do a whole lot online like I did during my stint on nights, I anticipate being able to keep the site more up-to-date as I will overall be more awake and in better spirits. In celebration of coming off of nights, my wife, son, and I took a trip to Wisconsin to visit my family and some friends. While there, my dad gave me the last of the books he’d had around from when he thought to give writing a try. One volume especially grabbed my attention, Writing the Short Story: A … Keep reading!

Stress Test

Title: Stress Test Author: Richard L. Mabry, M.D. Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition 4/9/13 Pages: 320 Language: English Author Website: http://rmabry.com Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rmabrybooks Author Twitter: http://twitter.com/RichardMabry Summary: Dr. Matt Newman has just finished his last emergency call at Metropolitan Hospital. After four years, he has sold his private practice for a position as assistant professor of surgery at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, looking for the stable hours that will make getting married and having a family an easier task to manage. What could be better? Just as he is about to get into his car, Matt is attacked from behind, bound and gagged, thrown into his own trunk, and driven away. He overhears enough to realize that he isn’t going to get out of this alive. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and already injured from his abduction, he escapes the moving vehicle and is soon chased. Eluding recapture, he thinks the worst is … Keep reading!

A Matter of Trust

Title: A Matter of Trust Author: Lis Wiehl Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition 3/19/13 Pages: 320 Language: English Summary: Meet Mia Quinn. Recently widowed, her world crumbling around her, she returns to her job as prosecutor with Washington’s King County District Attorney’s Office. While still on the phone with her, one of her colleagues is murdered, and Mia is assigned to the case. She teams up with homicide detective Charlie Carlson, and the two of them attempt to identify the murderer before someone else gets killed. With a fourteen-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter, how can Mia hope to put in the time to wrap up this case, tackle a second one on the side, care for her family, and deal with the surprises she continues to find after her husband’s death? Review: This was my first experience with any of Ms. Wiehl’s works, and I found it largely satisfying. Her past as a federal prosecutor is … Keep reading!

Heart of Gold

Title: Heart of Gold Author: Robin Lee Hatcher Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition 2/14/12 Pages: 304 Language: English Summary: Shannon Adair moves from her home in Virginia because her minister father has been called to pastor a church in Grand Coeur, Idaho, a gold rush town full of rough people entirely dissimilar from the proper society she has known all her life. Instantly taking a dislike to her new situation, she wonders what it will take to convince her father to move back to Virginia. Matthew Dubois is a stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo and is good at his job. But when he finds out his widowed sister, Alice–whom he hasn’t seen in many years–is sick, he gives up the reins for a few months to work in the branch office of Grand Coeur so she can regain her strength. Alice is not alone, bringing her nine-year-old son, Todd. When … Keep reading!