The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell – Review

The Burn Zone: A MemoirThe Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell has a publication date of October 9th, 2018 by She Writes Press. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult?  Continue reading

The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell – Review

The Burn Zone: A MemoirThe Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell has an expected publication date of October 9th, 2018 by She Writes Press. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult?  Continue reading

Through Fire by Sage MacGowan – Review

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Through Fire by Sage MacGowan was published November 6th, 2017 by Roane Publishing and is a contemporary romance novel. Synopsis: Confidence. Faith. Redemption. All her life Cass has been the wallflower, quietly content to make her mark from behind the scenes. As a cognitive psychologist in the research field, she will use her intellect and tenacity to heal the “broken” brain. Because she learned long ago she isn’t capable of fixing broken minds, maybe not even broken hearts. Possibility. Strength. Acceptance. Bryan doesn’t even want to think about his present. To escape his past, he had always looked to the future. Continue reading

Oath of Honor: Blue Justice #1 by Lynette Eason – Review

Oath of Honor (Blue Justice #1)Oath of Honor: Blue Justice #1 by Lynette Eason has an expected publication date of January 2nd, 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a Christian fiction mystery novel. Synopsis: Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she’s never without someone to hang out with–or fight with. And she knows they’ll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.
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How We Fall by Melissa Toppen – Review

How We FallHow We Fall by Melissa Toppen was published on March 11th, 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and is a contemporary romance novel. Synopsis: It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land. I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything. Continue reading

Book Review of Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck

9780451499578Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck is a thriller that was published on June 20th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group, NY. SYNOPSIS: Here and Gone is a gripping, wonderfully tense suspense thriller about a mother’s desperate fight to recover her stolen children from corrupt authorities.. It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them… Continue reading

Book Review of Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice

32988108Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice is scheduled to be released on July 18th, 2017 by NavPress Publishing Group. Home, by definition, is where you feel comfortable, where you are established, where relationships are worn in and familiar. It is where you are known, a place to belong. It is a universal longing, but an elusive destination. Why does life often move us far from this secure, primal comfort? We transfer to different locations or simply live unsettled in our own hometown. We rebuild, make new friends, find new jobs, and forge new ties. Our blanket of security becomes a whole host of unknowns. Underneath it all, sure as the evening taps, there is a homesickness for belonging. What if this homesickness is not just a series of challenges to be overcome, but a vehicle for God to draw us to Himself? What if God is orchestrating our circumstances to bring us into the knowledge of who He is? What if all along He is inviting us home? Continue reading

Atlantis Reborn: Atlantis Rising, Book #3 by Gloria Craw – Book Review

cover114476-medium.pngAtlantis Reborn: Atlantis Rising, Book #3 by Gloria Craw published on March 7th, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC. In a few days, I’ll officially be the Laurel clan chief—but it comes at a heavy cost. My human family, the McKyes, think I’m dead, and the only family I have left is my surly cousin, Theron. Plus the occasional visit from my dead mother. Gathering the fifteen clans of Atlantis is more tasking than I thought. Thank fate that Ian has my back, otherwise keeping the peace would be a total disaster.I want to give him my heart, too, but without an official likeness, or spontaneous pairing, it’s only wishful thinking. To make matters worse, someone out there has the formula to create human-Atlantian hybrids. For a hefty price. Certain chiefs are so desperate to increase our population that they refuse to see the price might be more than money; it could cost us Continue reading

The Married Girls by Diney Costeloe – Press Release

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Head of Zeus Press Release

 The Married Girls by Diney Costeloe
The gripping sequel to Diney Costeloe’s bestselling drama, The Girl With No Name
Get your copy here: amazon

Publication Date: May 4, 2017

“Enlightening, compelling and emotional.” Living North

“The characterisation is incredibly clever…the attention to period detail makes this an incredibly evocative read…” The Bookbag

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SYNOPSIS: Squire’s son Felix has married a girl who is hiding several secrets – one of them in particular could undo her new life. Charlotte, who arrived from Germany on the Kindertransport during the war, is now happily married to farmer Billy. But for her too, the dangerous past is coming back, in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry. The war may have ended, but for some people, troubles are only just beginning.

About the author: Diney Costeloe is the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children, The Runaway Family, The Lost Soldier, The Sisters of St Croix and The Girl With No Name. She divides her time between Somerset and West Cork.

My thoughts: This book tells what it is like for women during and after wartime. There are a lot of ups and downs for a women who as a soldier away at war. The author creates a story that tells of love, loss, and hope. I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more of this author’s work. **I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from Head of Zeus in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**