Review: The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg

About this Book

Everything he learned to protect our president, he must use to take out theirs.

With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.

My Review

Honestly, this was a hard read for me. Early on in the book the author would jump between characters and timeframes that I found confusing. I struggled keeping track of who was who and their significance. Likewise, the story at times seemed to drag on. Please note I reviewed an unedited advanced reader copy, some of the “slow” parts may have been cleaned up for final publication.

For me, a big problem was I didn’t start caring about the main character until near the end of the story. If I had related to him more earilier maybe I would have enjoyed the story, not sure.

For people who like Jason Bourne type stories you would probably enjoy this book. Lots of action especially in the final section, although in my mind somewhat unrealistic. (Hence the Jason Bourne reference)

Based on the ending, I’m guessing this is a book one, otherwise the author is cruel.

Although, I wasn’t crazy about this book, I might read book two but I would definitely read another book by this author.

Dislaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher but was not required to give a review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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New Book Watch: My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby’s Prospects by Janice Thompson

Journey now to San Francisco, California, of 1853 where…
An English socialite finds more treasure than expected on her trip to the American West.

When Abby Effingham becomes stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, her money depletes quickly even while her prospects for marriage increase daily. But Abby is on a mission to find her mother—not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof?

Samuel Harris runs a moderately priced hotel where Abby and her family’s elderly butler find shelter. He is looking forward to when she—and her parade of suitors—move on, though he concedes to let her work in his restaurant. When the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue or find himself alone?

Product details

  • Series: My Heart Belongs
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2018)

Review: 52 Weeks Through the Psalms: A One-Year Journey of Prayer and Praise by James Merritt

About this Book

Experience God’s Compassion and Glorious Character in Your Life

The book of Psalms is often our first choice when we’re searching for comfort, mercy, or reassurance. The meeting of human emotions and divine love shines bright in every chapter.

From the author of 52 Weeks with Jesus and 52 Weeks Through the Bible comes an insightful and inspiring journey through select portions of the Psalms. As you spend time contemplating the holy words of Scripture, you’ll gain new levels of…

  • understanding about the provision and power of God
  • trust in the faithful, approachable presence of God
  • growth in your soul’s joyful response to God

Enrich your relationship with the Lord of your life as you find new reasons and ways to come before him in prayer and praise.

My Review

I love the book of Psalms! And this book did a great job teaching it in a practical and understandable way.

Each week the author focuses on a specific Psalm. In this 52 week format, he couldn’t cover all of them.

He also provides references from the New Testament as well as other Psalms or verses within a Psalm.  He this follows up with stories from his life, Biblical applications as he takes the Psalm and helps the reader see how he or she could apply it to life. The chapters are such you could read them in one sitting or break them up into 5 daily readings. Each chapter ends with a prayer for this week and a question for this week.  Both the prayer and the question are short and concise. Though, personally, I would have preferred to have the prayer and question at the beginning of the study.

I definitely have enjoyed and been touched by what I’ve read in this devotional. This would make a great gift for yourself as well as others who want to study the Psalms in an engaging and uplifting manner.

5-Star Rating Based on the Amazon Scale
5-Star Rating Based on the Goodreads Scale

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the author, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.