Cowboy + Suspense. This should be fun! I didn't quite realize what I was getting into when I started reading Danger on the Ranch by Dana Mentink. I don't think I had even read the back cover copy. I had some fun with Act of Valor, so I thought this one would be worth checking out. It was. I was sucked into the story from the first chapter when I realized exactly who I was dealing with. This review has been moved to The Cafe Scholar Blog. Click here to read the full post ... Read More about Why I Enjoyed Reading Danger on the Ranch
The Montana frontier, shortly after the end of the Civil War. An injured Indian girl found in the barn of a single rancher. A neighbor's visiting relative who insists on personally caring for the girl. Language barriers, cultural barriers, danger and captivity. What on EARTH could Misty Beller's This Healing Journey have in common with a ministry called Mpact Girls Clubs? When Nathaniel finds a young Indian girl injured and hiding in his barn, he knows he needs help. He doesn’t realize how ... Read More about What Does This Healing Journey Have in Common with Mpact Girls?
I think I love spy novels even more than frontier stories. I don't know if it's the secret codes or the chance to become someone you're not. The way people who aren't quite normal in regular life find meaning and purpose. At least a little bit of it is the way the work that is done in secret can save lives, stop wars before they start, or reduce the casualty count. Maybe it's because there are spies in the Bible. But if spy novels are just plain awesome, historical spy novels are the next ... Read More about 3 Reasons You Should Read The Number of Love
3 Questions that More than Words can Say Made Me Ask "Please marry me to save my business." Ok, that's not a word-for-word quote. But you get the idea. Usually, if you saw something like this in a story, you would think there were financial problems. But Abby's problem isn't money. Her business is going great. The only problem is, she inherited the family business in a little town with a strange law. Women aren't allowed to own business property. Definitely a roadblock...especially for a ... Read More about Is fierce independence really what you want?
Teenage escapades, royal intrigues, and a Muslim girl who finds Jesus. A Marvelous Redeemer is the story of a teenage girl who flees her home after her mother finds out she has become a Christian, and her friend who will risk anything - maybe even his own soul - to find her. Okay, that was a bit dramatic. But this story did have a bit of the dramatic in it! What did I like about A Marvelous Redeemer? First, the redemption story itself was good. Young Caleb learns the hard way that you ... Read More about What did I like about A Marvelous Redeemer?