Monday, August 28, 2017
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a review copy of Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore. The first installment of The Line of Duty series, Crisis Shot, will be released on September 5, 2017 in paperback form. Having served as a Long Beach police officer herself, Janice Cantore's writing is authentic based on her own past experiences. The characters and the plot line are unique, capturing the readers attention in the beginning and keeping their interest until the final pages.
The story takes place in Long Beach, California to start and then later in Oregon, where the final character, Tess O'Rourke, moves to escape the negative backlash and media portrayal of a police shooting in which she was the officer involved. The book eludes to a possible romantic interest between Tess and handsome sheriff's deputy Steve Logan, wish whom she teams up to solve a double murder in Rogue's Hollow, Oregon. However, there aren't any romantic scenes, leaving the novel very clean and suitable for young teenagers who enjoy police procedural or small-town mysteries. I do hope some actual sparks will fly between Tess and Steve in future novels in the series, however, because they seem like they would make a great pair. Additionally, being in the Christian fiction genre, the language is also very clean, without the profanity that riddles most mass-market mystery/suspense/thrillers these days.
I would recommend this novel for fans of fiction, mystery, suspense, thrillers, and even Christian fiction. My favorite part of the story was the way the residents in Rogue Hollow embraced Tess into their town and welcomed her, even in the midst of the first murder and disappearance in their town in a very long time.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Bible Sleuth: New Testament is a creative seek & find book for children of any age to enjoy. There are quick Bible scenes and verses from the New Testament on each of the two-page spread sections and then a list of pictures to find in each scene.
Children will enjoy finding the pictures, while also learning about the Bible in a different way than what they may be used to. This would make a great gift for a Sunday School teacher or any grand-kids or kids who enjoy books. It is comparable to the Seek-N-Find, ISpy, and Where's Waldo brands that are well-known and beloved.
Thank you to Tyndale Blog Network for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for review. My children love it already!
Monday, April 10, 2017
This little book has it all! It is part prayer journal, part devotional, and part coloring book. The cover is gorgeous and the book itself is very sturdy with a hard binding. For this reason, along with the compact size, it is perfect for packing along in a purse or tote back for devotion, coloring, and/or meditative prayer time on the go. This would make a great gift for anyone from teenagers and up. I've seen a lot of devotionals and spiritual coloring books lately, and this one is definitely my favorite of them all.
Thank you to Tyndale Blog Network for providing me with a review copy of this title.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
This is a beautifully put-together, unique coloring devotional with a very attractive cover. The coloring pages are illustrated on a simpler side, so as not to be too daunting for the beginning coloring fan. Each two page spread includes a one page devotional and a corresponding coloring page with a quote or Bible verse. This would make a nice gift for anyone.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
This is a unique format for a children's Bible. It is laid out into 85 different Bible stories, as well as information in sidebars, and scripture passages throughout. The book itself is very sturdy, with a perma-bound cover, making it durable for reading many times overs. The full-color, high-quality illustrations enhance the stories, making them more appealing for young children learning the Bible. There are three narrators telling the story as they travel through the Holy Land, Lana, Munch, and Griffin - who are the story travelers. This would be a great read-aloud story book for children of any age, but it would most appeal to children up to the age of 8. I would highly recommend this product to everyone!
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book.