The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow

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Young lawyer Parker House is on the rise—until his grandfather’s mysterious past puts both of their lives in danger.

Parker House’s secret inheritance is either his greatest blessing . . . or his deadliest curse. The fresh-faced North Carolina attorney shares his German grandfather’s uncanny ability to see future events in his mind’s eye—a gift that has haunted 82-year-old Frank House through decades of trying to erase a murderous wartime past.

While Parker navigates the intrigue and politics of small-town courtroom law, Frank is forced to face his darkest regrets. Then, a big career break for Parker collides with a new love he longs to nurture and the nightmares his grandfather can no longer escape. Sudden peril threatens to shatter not only Parker’s legal prospects but also his life and the lives of those dearest to him.

Two witnesses, two paths, an uncertain future.

About the Author

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina.

My Review

This book did not disappoint. I enjoyed the characters, especially Frank House. Seeing him come to grips with his past and how it affected his present and his grandson, Parker, was touching on many levels. The story was interesting and engaging, though, I wouldn’t call it fast paced or extremely suspenseful. It did hold my attention throughout and ended very well.

I found Frank’s storyline more engaging and touching than Parker’s. Though I did enjoy the interaction between Parker and Layla, Parker just didn’t grab my heart the way his grandfather did. Layla was great, she was energetic and brought balance  to Parker’s life as well as encouragement to Frank. I did feel the author took some liberties in regards to how God uses spiritual gifts.

Although I enjoyed the story it might move too slow for some. I didn’t have the “edge of your seat” feeling until near the end of the story.

For Whitlow fans you should enjoy it, without the intensity of some of his earlier works like, The List,  If you are new to Whitlow this will give you a taste of his work.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

New Book Watch – The Room with the Second-Best View by Virginia Smith

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The B&B Is Open for Business!
Shhh…

Excitement is in the air in Goose Creek, Kentucky, as the small town prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary and the veterinarian’s upcoming wedding. But trouble is brewing in this provincial paradise…

Al Richardson agreed to open a B&B with his wife after his retirement in two years, but Millie secretly invites some guests to stay for the wedding. She plans to be the most gracious Southern hostess—until a tumble down the stairs leaves her unprepared for their quirky and cantankerous first guest.

Meanwhile, the town’s anniversary plans are in a state of chaos as the celebration committee scrambles to raise the necessary funds—an effort spearheaded by a “newcomer,” which ruffles the townsfolk’s feathers.

Goose Creek has lasted 150 years. Can it survive the next month?

The 411

The Goose Creek Series has been simply hilarious! The stories have been entertaining and just fun to read. I can’t wait to see what will happen next for Al and Millie or better yet the crazy antics of the crazy folks of Goose Creek.

411 on the Author

 VIRGINIA SMITH is the bestselling author of twenty-four novels, an illustrated children’s book, and over fifty articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Her books have been finalists in ACFW’s Carol Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the Maggie Awards, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. Two of her novels, A Daughter’s Legacy (2011) and Dangerous Impostor (2013) received the Holt Medallion Award of Merit. Learn more about Ginny and her books at www.virginiasmith.org (Source: GoodReads)

 

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New Book Watch – Disillusioned by Christy Barritt

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Nikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn’t been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Rumor has it that he betrayed his navy brothers and conspired with those who held him hostage, and both the press and the military are hounding him for answers. All Nikki wants is to shield her brother so he has time to recover and heal.

But soon they realize the paparazzi are the least of their worries. When a group of men try to abduct Nikki and her brother, Bobby insists that Kade Wheaton, another former SEAL, can keep them out of harm’s way. But can Nikki trust Kade? After all, the man who broke her heart eight years ago is anything but safe…

Hiding out in a farmhouse on the Chesapeake Bay, Nikki finds her loyalties—and the remnants of her long-held faith—tested as she and Kade put aside their differences to keep Bobby’s increasingly erratic behavior under wraps. But when Bobby disappears, Nikki will have to trust Kade completely if she wants to uncover the truth about a rumored conspiracy. Nikki’s life—and the fate of the nation—depends on it.

The 411

Christy Barritt is a versatile author who tells wonderful stories. I have loved the Squeaky Clean Mysteries. It has been fun watching Gabby St. Clair grow up. The Carolina Moon Series has been a more serious series and I’ve enjoyed the first 2 books in the series, I’m looking forward to reading the newest one in the series, Wait Until Dark. Book one of this series, Disillusioned,  was excellent! I have a feeling the new one will be excellent as well.


USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times’ Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident prone she is.

Christy is most well-known for her Love Inspired Suspense novels, as well as her Squeaky Clean Mystery series. She currently has 23 books published.

For more information, visit her website at: www.christybarritt.com.

(Source: Amazon Author Page)

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