Review of “An Alaskan Twin Surprise” by Belle Calhoune

This is the first book I have read by Belle Calhoune. It is a Love Inspired book. I usually love these books and this book was no exception. Belle Calhoune does an amazing job of bringing her characters to life. I found myself hoping that the people of Owl Creek, Alaska (which is the setting of this novel) would be able to forgive and give the main character, Rachel Marshall, a second chance. Though Rachel had a lot of explaining to do with the people of Owl Creek especially her ex-fiancé, you could tell she really did have the desire to fix what she broke when she left town abruptly. Reading this book makes me want to go back and read the first one in this series and also to read the future ones in the series as this one is the second of four (number four comes out in 2021). I will definitely be adding this author to the list of authors I like to read.

Review of “The Prince of Valor” by Susan May Warren

This is the third and last book in the “Global Search and Rescue” series. The main character of the first book was Orion Starr. Jake Silver was the main character of the second book and now this book’s main character is Hamilton Jones. All three guys appear in all three books in some way which is why I would definitely advise you to read not only all three books, but definitely read them in order. This series has seen action from the very first book to the last; however, I feel that the action has been building meaning the second book had more action than the first and this book has more action than the second. Susan May Warren does an excellent job of creating her characters, their lives and backgrounds as well as the fictional world in which they live. She does such a good job of describing everything that I have no problem picturing myself right in the middle of the story. If you like action-packed and mysterious novels, then you will love this one.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Review of “Covert Cover-Up” by Elizabeth Goddard

First off I have to say that I am a big fan of “Love Inspired” novels as well as Elizabeth Goddard novels. “Covert Cover-Up” is the second in a series but I have not read the one before it yet. The first one is about two characters that are also mentioned in this one, Tori Peterson and Ryan Bradley. The main characters in this one are Katelyn Bradley who is the sister to Ryan Bradley and Beck Goodwin. Like a lot of Christian fiction series, you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Though I am sure it would make this book a little more enjoyable if you had read the first, you will in no way be lost if you have not. I find this book like I have found other books by Elizabeth Goddard and that is thoroughly entertaining. She does such a good job of getting your attention from the very beginning of the book and is able to keep it the entire time. You may only have one problem with this book. That problem would be trying to put it down and not read it in one sitting. So as you can tell from my review, I would highly recommend this book.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Review of “A Life Once Dreamed” by Rachel Fordham

This is Rachel’s most recent novel. It just came out on August 4th. I have read both of her previous books and loved them. Before winning this book from the author, I had read the prologue and first chapter in her publisher’s Instagram stories and was hooked. Agnes Pratt runs from her past only for her past to follow her to her new town six years later. James Harris doesn’t understand what happened that caused Agnes to leave him without even saying goodbye, but he comes to Penance to find out. “A Life Once Dreamed” is an amazing novel that lets you see the many facets of life and also shows you that people can react many different ways to the same experience. It shows you how a person can have compassion for those around them and how contagious that can be. If you are looking for a book that shows you all is not lost in the world, then this is the book for you.

Review of “The White Rose Resists” by Amanda Barratt

This is my first time reading one of Amanda Barratt’s novels. It is a novel based on the true story of Sophie and Hans Scholl as well as some of the friends that were part of a group called “The White Rose”. I thoroughly enjoy reading books based on World War II and even more ones based on true stories. With this novel, you can tell that the author did a good amount of research into the actual story especially the ending of the book. The only thing that concerned me with the novel was that I had a feeling that it would not be a fast read which it was not. There are some German words thrown in that slowed me down and the content is a little on the heavier side which I think slowed me down some. However, even though it was a slower read than I normally like, I thought that the story itself was so interesting that it made up for the slower pace of the book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is into World War II novels.