Hurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between by Mark Lee, Mac Powell – Review

Hurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles BetweenHurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between by Mark Lee and Mac Powell was published on September 5th, 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company. Third Day guitarist Mark Lee is no stranger to heartache and hopes deferred; the road to success is never traveled without missteps along the way. Life is messy and uncertain and full of surprises. And one of the best things he’s ever done is let go of his expectations about how life should be in order to embrace life as it is a moment-by-moment walk with God. Continue reading

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas: Happy, Texas Book #2 by Carolyn Brown – Review

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas (Happy, Texas #2)LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Carolyn Brown has an expected publication date of September 26th, 2017 by Forever and is a contemporary romance novel. A heartwarming holiday read from USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown. Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That’s exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Continue reading

David Bowie: A Life By Dylan Jones – Review

David Bowie: A LifeDavid Bowie: A Life By Dylan Jones was published on September 12th, 2017 by Crown Archetype. Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who Continue reading

Run to Ground: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book, #1 by Katie Ruggle – Book Review

Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #1)Run to Ground: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book, #1 by Katie Ruggle was published on June 6th, 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca and is a romance novel. He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner. He almost lost his will to live. But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.
Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet ‘Jules’ Jackson, he can’t seem to stay away. It doesn’t help that Theo’s new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules’s rambunctious family. Or that when he’s with her, Theo finally knows peace.  Continue reading

The Atwelle Confession by Joel Gordonson – Book Review

The Atwelle ConfessionThe Atwelle Confession by Joel Gordonson has an expected publication date of September 19th, 2017 by Select Books (NY). After discovering rare gargoyles mysteriously positioned inside an ancient church being restored in the small English town of Atwelle, the architect Don Whitby and a young research historian Margeaux Wood realize that the gargoyles are predicting the bizarre murders that are occurring in the town. Five hundred years earlier when the church is being built, two powerful families in Atwelle are contesting control of the region in the delicate backdrop of King Henry VIII’s dispute with the Pope over the King’s divorce. In the middle of these conflicts, the same bizarre murders are being committed in the town. Two stories of identical macabre murders five hundred years apart ─ One surprising solution in the mystery of the gargoyles and the Atwelle Confession. Continue reading

A Minor Fall: A Novel by Price Ainsworth – Book Review

A Minor FallA Minor Fall: A Novel by Price Ainsworth was published on June 13th, 2017 by Select Books and is a legal thriller. The Minor Fall is a modern interpretation of an Old Testament saga. Davy Jessie is a young, personal injury trial lawyer working as an associate in a top-drawer law firm in Houston, Texas in 2005. In addition to trying difficult (sometimes impossible to win) cases assigned to him by the firm, Davy also assists Tim Sullivan (one of the named partners in the firm) in prosecuting more serious cases. Sullivan is a flamboyant, fashionable, facile at formulating a memorable turn of phrase, philandering litigator with a long history of trial victories and the material rewards that a contingency fee practice can yield. Davy is enamored with Sullivan and attempts to emulate Sullivan’s professional (and personal) behavior. Continue reading

Book Review of Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey

35389365.jpgCultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey was published on June 27th, 2017 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Book Description: A flourishing life is possible—no perfection required! Women often feel like they have to have it all together in order to live a meaningful life. Instead they feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and exhausted as they to figure out how to do it all. Author, business owner, and mom to three Lara Casey offers sound and grace-filled advice: “We can’t do it all, and do it well. But, we can choose to cultivate what matters.” Continue reading