In Called to Protect, it’s Chloe St. John’s job to protect Columbia, SC, and her loved ones from danger. With her K-9 partner Hank at her side, this St. John is just as determined to serve her community as the rest of her family. When the discovery of a trailer full of human trafficking victims provides the first real lead in her young cousin’s disappearance, Chloe races to find the girl before the case goes cold again.
An old friend of the St. Johns, U.S. Marshall Blake MacCallum is horrified when his daughter is taken by the traffickers and used as leverage against him. When a task force assigned to bring down the Continue reading “Review: Lynette Eason’s Called to Protect”
Oh, happy day!
Release day, that is. It’s official, y’all: the third and final installment in Roseanna M. White’s Shadows Over England series has landed on shelves everywhere. An Hour Unspent looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to discover Barclay’s story. I’ve got my copy and my fingers are just itching to turn its pages.
Full review to come, but the first few chapters are intriguing and the characters charming. Evelina looks to be a spunky heroine, and I’ve been wanting Barclay’s backstory since we met in A Name Unknown. (He’s a bookworm AND all about family, after all.) Well, it’s back to the Edwardian era for me. Happy reading, y’all!
P.S. Here’s a link to Roseanna’s release day giveaway!
I’ve been waiting for Luke Gallagher’s story since Cold Shot started the Chesapeake Valor series, and it does NOT disappoint. Whew! (Sorry, I’m still swooning.) Action-packed plot, heatstroke-inducing romance, dynamic characters you don’t want to let go…the only flaw is that it’s the series finale!
Dani Pettrey’s Dead Drift is inspirational romantic suspense at its best. Luke Gallagher, the mystery character of the series, finally steps into the spotlight, and boy does he return to the Chesapeake area with a bang! Former flame and private investigator Kate Maxwell has been searching for Luke since he disappeared almost eight years ago. But is the Luke who returns the man she remembers? Continue reading “Recommended Read: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey”
I finished this book days ago, and I’m STILL laughing. Jen Turano’s Caught by Surprise is chock-full of endearing characters, especially Temperance Flowerdew and Gilbert Cavendish. Old favorites like Asher Rutherford, Harrison Sinclair, Permilia Griswold, Gertrude Cadwalader, Mrs. Davenport and the indomitable Huxley sisters all play prominent roles in this sweet but feisty story as Temperance rediscovers her true self.
Filled with Turano’s trademark humor and Gilded Age New York history, Caught by Surprise introduces the real Temperance – not the silent wallflower from Behind the Scenes, but a Continue reading “Recommended Read: Caught by Surprise”
Sometimes a book cover is just perfect. It exactly suits the story, the characters, the author’s style, the genre. If it’s a really good cover, sometimes it even makes the book better! (Maybe that’s just me?) So in no particular order, here are my top 7 book covers of 2018 so far:
All right, my readers. You know I’m sometimes hesitant to promote new-to-me authors here on Scribbles, but when I came across Lynn H. Blackburn’s Beneath the Surface, I was intrigued. Revell is the publisher (also under the Baker name with Bethany House), and I favor inspy romantic suspense, so I picked this one up at the library.
Beneath the Surface focuses on nurse Leigh Weston, who’s trying to move on after a stalker disrupted her life. She’s moved back to her hometown of Carrington, North Carolina, to find a new normal – but then a body is found in the lake behind her house, and Leigh becomes a target. Enter underwater homicide investigator Ryan Parker, Continue reading “Review: Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn”
Hey y’all! I hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer before the school year starts and we head toward autumn. Personally, I can hardly wait for cooler weather!
My last post was a review of Rachel Hauck’s latest novel, The Love Letter, which is delightful, but I have to tell you: I got a sneak peek at her next book, The Memory House, and…
It looks SO. GOOD.
A traumatized cop with missing memories and a secret, an inheritance, a woman with a painful past reluctant to try again at love, and another split-time setting. This one does promise to be a little different from her previous novels – it starts out a little dark – but it’s Rachel Hauck, people. The hope has to be just around the corner. Or maybe a few more pages in. Right? : )
The Memory House doesn’t hit shelves until April, but if you’re a fan of Rachel Hauck, this is definitely one to add to your TBR shelf!
Note: I received an excerpt of this novel via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.