Monday, September 30, 2013

"Infernal Gates" by Michael Webb

"Infernal Gates" by Michael Webb gets five stars but I would give it more if I could.

"Infernal Gates"is about Ethan Freeman, an ex-Special Forces Ranger, turned preacher and the spiritual battle in which he, and six others, become involved in a fight to prevent a demon from unleashing an evil force from within an Abyss.  The six main characters do not know each ( although some know at least one of the others) but in the end they find they are connected more than just trying to save the world from demons. This story contains Biblical facts, mythology, history, science, archaeology, and fiction. And once again I am amazed that I liked this type of story, maybe it was because of the Biblical facts but I don't like to read anything about demons, The only thing I didn't like about this book was a couple of swear words used in the story. 

When I was finished with the story, I was thinking "This would make a great movie" and I am surprised about that because I dislike like watching these type of movies even more than I dislike reading these types of stories. Micheal Webb has a way of grabbing the readers and makes them want to get to the end of the story.

The story starts out that Ethan Freeman is the only survivor of a plane crash and it is thought that he is quilty of planting a bomb because of marriage problems. The one person who believes in him is an female crash investigator. 

There are different plots involved but as you read further you will find out that they are interwoven.  The characters are believable. They could be your next door neighbor.

This book makes me want to study end time prophecies more as the Evil One is very real.

This is the second book I have read by Michael Webb, but it definitely won't be my last one.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Shadow Stalker" by Barbara Ann Derksen

About Barbara Derksen:
Seeking to encourage, inspire, and invite, Barbara Ann Derksen writes about Kingdom living characters who live in a not-so Kingdom world. She has been scrambling letters into enjoyable fiction and non-fiction for over 20 years and a published writer since 2003. Her readers share how the books are hard to put down, keep them up at night reading long after lights out, and spur them on to a closer walk with their Lord.
Her favorite genre is mystery so, to thrill her readers, she composes a new one every year, She has just completed the four book series, The Wilton Strait Mystery Series, now available through her website, on Amazon in Canada, Europe, and the US, and through Amazon’s Kindle store as e-books as well as Smashwords for e-book readers other than Kindle. Vanished, Presumed Dead, Fear Not, and Silence are a series that provides hours of entertainment, food for thought, and keep her readers wanting more. The first book in the Finders Keepers Series was released May 5, 2013 and appears to be better than the last one according to early reviews.
Barbara has also penned a devotional series with six books, 4 children’s stories and two other non-fiction books. Dance With a Broom and Second to None.
Barbara is a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, Christian Motorcyclists Association in Canada and the US, Barbara and her husband, Henry, have been married for 44 years, have four children, and nine grandchildren … and counting. Henry is a singer/songwriter with 7 CDs to his name.

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Shadow Stalker is available at  Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

"Shadow Stalker" by Barbara Ann Derksen gets 5 stars from me.

This book is about Christine Finder, alias Melissa Rompart, who dreams about her parents brutal murder every night. This murder happens when she is just a young child. At the start of the story Christine ( now an adult) returns to her old hometown with an adopted name (she was adopted after the murder) and sets up a business as a PI to find missing children along with her dog Chief.  

The first case has her partnering with her lawyer's son Jeremy Goodman who is also a PI and there cases are interwoven. 

While trying to found the 4 year old boy who was kidnapped, Christine is also trying to found her parent's killer but he is still trying to kill her.

This is the first book in the "Finders Keepers Mystery Series" and the ending will leave you wanting to read the next story in this series. This stories leaves you asking questions such as what was in the box left on the porch? And will Jeriamiah and Fanny get together as well as Jeremy and Christine and will Christine's parents killer ever be caught

If you like mystery you will like this book! This is a story that readers who like and readers who don't like religion in their stories will like even through Jeremy and his father are Christians and let you know it they don't shove it at you ( and yes I am a Christian and I added this sentence because I am thinking of friends who likes mysteries and would like this book but doesn't like to read Christian Fiction).

I would be reading more of Barbara's books in the future.

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

" Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl" by Elizabeth Byler Younts

" Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl" by Elizabeth Byler Younts  gets 5 stars from me.

 It is a different type of story than what I was expecting when I first started reading it. It isn't like other Amish stories that I have read. This story is a true story about the authors grandmother. When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure I would like it but after finishing it I have to say I am disappointed that it wasn't longer. I want a sequel.

The book starts out with Lydia Lee being a young child of seven and finishes when she is in her twenties and her marriage.

Lydia Lee was the oldest child in a poor Amish family but she does her best and  is thankful for all that she has.  This book will make you thankful for what you. This story shows what love really is and what being poor is!  Lydia Lee has her share of heartaches and I found myself hoping that things would improve for her. Like I have already said I am hoping for a sequel. I want to hear more about Lydia Lee.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Stopped Cold" by Gail Pallotta

"Stopped Cold" by Gail Pallotta gets 5 stars from me.
This book is a book that teens and parents should read! This book teaches parents the lesson that you shouldn't push your children to be more like you then themselves. The lesson of this book is encourage your children to be all that they can be but not to push them to be someone or something they aren't. This book shows that just because a person is in a leadership rule, we shouldn't trust everything they say but pray and ask God what is right.
This is the story of the McWhorter family told by Margaret, a teenage girl. Her father pushes her brother Sean to be as good as he was in football. One day Sean collapsed into a coma. The hospital finds drugs in his system! Where does he get the drugs, the answer will surprise you!
"I received a free PDF copy of this book courtesy of TBCN for my honest review.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Blue To Remember" by Suzanne D. Williams

"Blue To Remember" by Suzanne D. Williams gets 5 stars.  "Blue To Remember" is two stories that was published in the Sanders Family Series ( Missing and Found).

I really liked reading "The Old Man's Story" I felt his pain  as he is remembering  "The Boy" and his joy as he is reunited with his family. The boy is a young soldier that dies in the war hospital. 

"Tad's Story" is  about the old man's son. This story tells about how he met and fell in love with the sister of "The Boy"

While reading this book, I was wishing I could meet these family. They seemed real and the story could have happened.

The only thing I disliked about this book was the ending, but I am going to read  "Missing" and Found"      to see if  this explains what happen to Tad's wife Beth and their son and why he and Beth was raising their granddaughter.

This story is about love and relationship and doing what your heart tells you to do to ease another family stuffing. I love what the Sanders family did to help "The Boy"'s family and then how "The Boy's mother helped Tad when his father's died.

I was given a pdf copy for an honest review from the author.