One of my favorite Christian Book Review sites is Christian Bookshelf Reviews. Melanie does a great job reviewing books and has several great features. If you’ve not checked out her site I’d highly recommend it! One of her features is a monthly review of the books she’s read. I really liked that idea so, here I go!

I was first introduced to Rene Gutteridge in her book Storm Surge. I also read some of her “Boo” series. And want to finish that one, it’s really fun!

This book was very different than anything I’ve read by Gutteridge. It seemed darker than any of the others I read. But it was really good and definitely some surprises in the story.

WOW! Book 2 in Eason’s Elite Guardians this one was even better than the first one, Always Watching, which was excellent! Eason has created a strong set of characters in this series, but each one of them is “damaged” in some way and needs God to bring healing. I love the action in this book as well as the story line around Civil War history. I also like how in each of the books, so far, she’s had a high school age character that is a major part of the story.

Book three in the series, Moving Target, is slated to release the end of January. It sounds even better!

Such a fun read! I had the opportunity to read book 3, Calico Spy, for review and absolutely loved the story. So when this book was either free or available at low cost on Amazon I grabbed it.

This Pinkerton detective finds herself in a “house of ill repute” trying to solve a murder and find a notorious bank robber. Like Calico Spy there is mystery in trying to solve the “whodunit” but there are laughs and touching moments as well.

These books can be read independently of each other.

I’m looking forward to having a chance to read book 2 in the series, Undercover Bride.

Another excellent story by Nancy Mehl. She writes stories that grab you quickly. This one was action packed, suspenseful, with some romance, and some touching moments.

The first book in the series, I had read Rising Darkness, Book 3 of the series. And although there are characters that crossover they definitely can be read independently of each other. Looking to read book 2, Deadly Echos, in the future.

And finally I finished the month with a cozy mystery by Susan Sleeman. I must confess, cozy mysteries aren’t my first choice. Having read some many suspense novels by Brandilyn Collins and Terri Blackstock I like the adrenal rush from those types of books. However, this was an enjoyable read that made me smile and laugh from time to time. It was also fun to try and figure out “whodunit.” Which I had a guess but the author didn’t reveal too much too soon.

I’m sure I’ll read more cozy mysteries.

That’s what I read in October. November has me introduced to a new author with an interesting style and flavor to his story. I’m trying to meet some of my challenges from Goodreads so who knows what I might be reading.

See you next month.

Please feel free to comment on what your favorite book of October was!

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