All posts tagged: Christian Fiction

Book Review ~ A Better Promise by Kathy Bosman

About the Book When Braedon hires shy and serious Alicia as a secretary in his furniture business, he falls for her instantly. Alicia admires Braedon for his kindness and warms up to him despite her decision not to. There’s just one problem—Alicia has plans to enter the mission field and follow her vow to remain single the rest of her life. When she takes up an offer to help teach the Basotho teenagers in Lesotho, things don’t go as smoothly as she hoped. Braedon soon gets wind of her troubles and joins her. But will Alicia open her heart to love or hold fast to her childhood pledge? Category Christian/Fiction/Adult Genre Contemporary Romance Rating 4.5 Stars Review A Better Promise is a story that shows God’s love and affection for His children, His utmost desire to set them free from the bounds of pain and sorrow, and bring them to a place of rest, joy, and blessings. This story teaches that what God paramountly needs from a person is surrender. Alicia, the heroine, has felt …

Book Review ~ Sophia Redeemed by B. Benfield

About the Book Bouncing around the foster care system, Sophia has a horrible life until at the age of eighteen; she flees her abusive “father.” Trying to survive on the streets, she is taken in by a pimp, Jax. While she makes enough money to rent a rundown apartment, Jax’s percentage leaves her struggling to pay her own way. While treating herself to a cup of coffee, she meets Matt. The persistent young man asks her out, not realizing her circumstances. When Sophia reveals her past and shares with him her current life, Matt is undeterred. A violent, life-changing encounter with Jax brings Matt to her rescue. He takes her to his parents’ guesthouse, where she is welcomed and given a job in his father’s church. The only stipulation is she must attend church with the family. Blossoming in her new life, Sophia and Matt begin to explore their relationship. However, someone is not pleased with the changes in her life. Threatening calls and messages are only the beginning of the danger to Sophia. Corruption, lies, …

Book Review ~ The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

About the Book Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia. Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice. As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, country nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this ill Gypsy girl. All under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child, but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella’s own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet …

Book Review ~ Samara’s Peril by Jaye L. Knight (Ilyon Chronicles, #3)

About the Book When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen. Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice. Category Christian/Fiction/YA Genre Fantasy/Romance Rating 4 Stars Review The third book in the Ilyon Chronicles Series, it brings to light the truth behind the mysterious birth of Jace, the half ryrik, and sets the story in a time that mimics Christ’s stay and mission on earth. It also brings to a crux the relationship between Jace and Kyrin, which turned out to be everything a …

Book Review ~ The Sound of Emeralds by Rachelle Rea (Steadfast Love, #3)

About the Book What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache? With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together… As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders—or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast? Category Christian/Fiction Genre Historical Romance Rating 4 Stars Review The Sound of Emeralds marks the conclusion of the Steadfast Love Series, and a fine finish it was! The struggles of Dirk and Gwyn—personally, and as a …

Book Review ~ Mardan’s Mark & Healer’s Curse by Kathrese McKee

About Mardan’s Mark Death is not their deepest fear. Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity. She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home. This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest — pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers — toreturn the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out. In this epic adventure fantasy, Srilani and Aldan risk everything to save a prince and a nation, discovering along the way that death is not their deepest fear. Category Christian/Fiction/Young Adult Genre Fantasy/Romance Rating 4 Stars Review After reading so many fantasy books, I’ve often wondered if I’ll ever be impressed by anything new, especially with books by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Serena Chase, Jaye L. Knight etc. out there. One would think that their books would have spoiled you for good, so that amateur/debut authors almost never stand a chance …

Book Spotlight ~ Adolfo by K. Victoria Chase

About the Book ADOLFO. Book one of the long-awaited sequel series to the bestselling Santiago Brothers. He’ll have to risk everything to save her. New clandestine agent Adolfo Perrera is living the life he’s always dreamed. When he learns his friends from the Farm are presumed dead, Dolf’s decision to discover the truth will pit him against the Agency, and a father he idolizes. Zaire Baker will question everything she’s been taught to believe when her mission in the jungles of Nicaragua implodes. Help comes from an unlikely source, challenging her to move on from the past to an explosive future. Genre Contemporary Romance/Suspense Category Fiction/Inspirational/Interracial New to this series? Start the adventure by reading the Santiago Brothers series! The Santiago Brothers Rafael – Book I Alejandro – Book II Ricardo – Book III   The Perrera Brothers Adolfo – Book I Diego – Book II Rodrigo – Book III   About the Author K. Victoria Chase loves to read, but enjoys daydreaming about romance even more. She received degrees in Criminal Justice and Diplomacy …

Book Review ~ The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

About the Book Jem Wheeler has always been a survivor. He just wants to make a fresh start in Colorado Springs after the loss of his wife. But then he happens upon a young mute woman being sold off to the highest bidder. He wasn’t looking for a mail-order bride. He wasn’t looking to rescue anyone either. But desperate circumstances can drive a good man to do things he hadn’t planned on doing… When Jem steps into Annie’s life, she’s not expecting anyone to save her. Mute from birth, she’s just using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted is a family of her own. For someone to see her. To look at her long enough to hear the things she can’t say. Can a rescued bride who can’t speak communicate her love for a grieving widower and his little girl? Will her love ever be returned? Genre Historical Romance Category Inspirational/Christian Rating 4 Stars Review The Bartered Bride turned out to be quite different from what I expected, but in a good …

Book Review ~ To Get to You by Joanne Bischof

About the Book To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may–or may not–be enough to heal the past. A story of new beginnings and second chances.   Genre Contemporary Romance Category Christian/YA Rating 5 Stars Review What a story! Another fiver, I tell you (meaning …

Book Review ~ The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love, #2) by Rachelle Rea

About the Book The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One is fighting for faith, the other for honor… After Dirk rescues Gwyneth from the Iconoclastic Fury, she discovers that faith is sometimes fragile—and hope is not as easy as it may seem. Gwyneth continues her quest to learn more about the love of God preached by Protestants she once distrusted. Meanwhile, Dirk’s quest is to prevent his sullied name from staining hers. Will his choice to protect her prove the undoing of her first faltering steps toward a Father God? Once separated, will Dirk and Gwyneth’s searching hearts ever sing the same song? Genre Historical Romance Category Christian/New-Adult (N/A) Rating 4.5 Stars Review You now those books which, while you’re still in the middle of the story, you already know it’s probably a five-r—that is, those that will end up with a five-star rating, or something close—this is one of them! This installment in the Steadfast Love Series—The Sound of Silver—is so rich in almost every plot element you can think of, without it …