About HollyMag321

I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I've been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It's been fun to interact with authors.

Review: Breach of Trust Rachel Dylan

My Review

Loved it! This book had some of my favorite things from the opening pages. A dead body, high tech espionage, and romance. 

I struggled a little with Mia early on, as a lawyer I would have thought she wouldn’t jump to conclusions the way she did. But I did like to see how she developed throughout the story. She is a new Christian and I appreciated how the author showed her with real struggles. 

Noah was such a rock solid character. Not perfect by his own admission, but very real. 

The story had some nice twists and turns and I did guess one of the twist, but enjoyed the ride to the end. 

This is a book three of a series. I haven’t read the first two but I was able to follow this one fine. (and I hope to read the first two!)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Review: Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

 

 

My Review

Once again Colleen Coble delivers an action packed and touching story. She also tackles a story that is impacting thousands of families today, human trafficking. 

In the opening pages we meet Bailey Fleming. She is dealing with the fact her new husband is already married. As he “buys” her off with the deed to a house in Washington state, she learns that her mother has been murder. The trouble really starts when someone starts shooting at her and she has to take off to save her life. 

The characters, both the main ones, Bailey and Lance as well as the secondary characters from the previous stories are just so great. I loved Bailey’s compassion for the elderly and those that are hurting. Lance was driven almost to the point of obsession.

The human trafficking story line was engaging and educational. I know that it exists, but not to the depth. 

Even though this is a book three, the author gives enough backstory that you could read it as a stand alone. However, I”m a big fan of reading them in order. There is a novella that falls chronologically between book one and two, though it was released after book two. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

 

The Runaway Brides Collection

My Review

I’m not a huge fan of romance stories and generally a collection like this is really hard for me to get through. HOWEVER, this one was an exception!
Each author did a great job of creating characters and story lines that were entertaining. Each one had a unique twist that made it fun to read. I keep trying to figure out which one was my favorite. It was either The Groom She Thought She’d Left Behind  or maybe A Day Late and a Dollar Short,or maybe The Elusive Heiress. Such a hard choice!

If you enjoy historical romance with some lighthearted moments you should enjoy this collection. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.