Thursday, July 24, 2014

Abiding Flame by Pauline Creeden

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 My Review: 

            In a world centuries into the future where the Bible is unknown and God has been forgotten, Lynette Lamb must make the difficult decision to send her beloved grandson to live with his father.

            Lieutenant Lamb has no use for his son or the God to whom he prays. If not for Tanya and Sam Austin, the boy would have no one to love and care for him on a mission to a new space colony.

            Needing to fill an extra seat on the ship, the lieutenant picks Bill, a poor choice who has an ever present demon. Bill has his eye on the captain’s daughter, but the demon wants Bill to sabotage the ship.

            Murder, intrigue, and suspense fill the pages of this novel and the hope of a handful of believers delivers God’s rescue.

            Science fiction and space travel are not usually my first choice in a read, but I couldn't put this one down for long. It is well written and Ms Creeden’s imagination and attention to detail makes for a very good story. 

About Pauline:  In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Love's Strong Shelter by Kevin Mark Smith

Kevin Mark Smith has written a compelling novel dealing with a topic we see in the headlines everyday, spousal abuse. Divorce is an easy answer - but is it what God would want?

About Kevin:  Kevin Mark Smith is an evangelical criminal defense and family law attorney in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated cum laude from Regent University School of Law in 1999 where he served as Issue Planning Editor for the Regent Law Review and clerked with the American Center for Law and Justice. Kevin is a former Assistant District Attorney for Sedgwick County, Kansas, and an Allied attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom. He serves on the Kansas Board of Indigent Defense Services. You can read his writings on the Constitution and home school education in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine,

My Review:  Kevin Mark Smith writes from the heart revealing his passion to keep intact the American Family. Divorce is far too easy and Mr. Smith, a Kansas attorney, layers a captivating multi-tiered story in Love’s Strong Shelter dealing with the subject.

Max and Evelyn’s marriage was on the rocks two weeks after their wedding date. Married young, and without family support, the couple were on a fast tracked road to destruction with Max’s drinking and Evelyn’s desire to keep peace and keep her children safe. Until the final event when Max Jr., now a teenager, intervenes.

Evelyn and the children go to a family shelter and Max plunges himself deeper into drinking and womanizing, but through an interesting turn of events their lives begin to change. There are no coincidences with God and with His strong shelter, Max and Evelyn become the people they were intended to be.

I applaud Mr. Smith for taking a stand for what he believes; it isn’t always easy in the no fault society we have built for ourselves. The book was expertly written and well laid out into thought provoking read.

Love's Strong Shelter available on Amazon.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Border Love by Alice Wootson

Today I'd like to welcome Prism Book Group's Alice Wootson. Alice Greenhowe Wootson grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Cheyney University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She married and remained in the Philadelphia area after graduating. She later earned a Masters Degree in Education, and Reading Specialist Certification. 

Alice is the award-winning author of ten romance novels. She is also an award-winning poet and a member of the Philadelphia Writers Conference and The Mad Poets Society.

What the reviewers are saying:  "This was an intense read! From the moment I picked this book up, I was hooked. A wonderful blend of romance, action and inspiration." Rachel James

"If you like action and or it!" djforjesus

"I loved the combined love story and adventure tale contained in this book. The intertwined plots were interesting and realistic." Carlene

My Review:  Alice Wootson writes a compelling page turner in Border Love. The two main characters, Brooke and Darien, are Border Patrol Agents in Brownsville, Texas. They each come from other assignments and want to do a good job regardless of being haunted by their past.

The two are assigned as partners and on their first day together, their headquarters is rocked by a bomb. There are other incidents down the border and several agents are killed and others as well as civilians are injured. The agency fears there’s more involved than illegal crossings, maybe drugs and even terrorists.

Darien and Brooke must train new officers from the academy due to the shorthanded staff, but one good thing comes of it when they can develop a relationship, something that couldn’t happen if they were partners.

Brooke’s new partner makes a rookie mistake and gets himself shot and Brooke disappears. Who has her and will Dairen every find his newly found love? It’s all in God’s hands.

Ms. Wootson reveals the everyday perils of border agents and how they lay their lives on the line for their job. The love story is sweet and the trust built between the couple is strengthened by the tragedies they face.