Review of “Sundown” by Susan May Warren

This is the third and final book in the Sky King Ranch series. I have to say that to me this book had the most action which started from the very first page. The chapters are a little longer than I would normally like; however, the action makes it read fast so it offsets the chapter length. The suspense part of this book is a little terrifying if you think too hard because it could realistically happen. The author does such a great job of bringing all these characters to life. I also love that all of the family are included from the beginning of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

Review of “Where the Blue Sky Begins” by Katie Powner

This is the second book I have read by this author. This novel brings two unlikely characters together to go on a journey of discovery that neither were expecting. As you’re learning about these two characters, Eric Larson and Eunice Parker, you start to feel as though you are right there with them. This author does a great job of pulling on your heartstrings, empathy, and compassion for people. A life lesson that can be learned from this book has to do with what really matters in life versus what should not matter as much. Overall, I think anyone would enjoy this book and I would absolutely recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.

Review of “The Secrets of Emberwild” by Stephenia McGee

This is the first book I have read by this author. It is categorized as historical romance. However, it seems that the romance is secondary to the mystery that is going on in the story which does not bother me. It also does not affect whether or not I enjoy the book. I love that this book has horses in it and it is nice that the chapters are not super long. The author does a good job with having her characters not be one dimensional. And the mystery I mentioned earlier has definitely kept my interest. I found myself throughout the book wondering who the culprit of the lie was as well as who was helping cover it up. There were several people in the book that made for good antagonists. They made the story that much more interesting to read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

Review of “The Lost Melody” by Joanna Davidson Politano

I have read several of this author’s books and I have enjoyed each one. This book has a haunting sadness to it. There is also an element of mystery to the plot that grabs you into the story. The novel mainly takes place at Hurstwell Asylum which unfortunately does not have the most sympathetic of staff with one exception. Dr. Mitchell Turner is so kind and has a heart to want to help the patients. He represented hope and light in an otherwise dark place. This book is a historical novel which is set in a time when mental illness was not treated kindly by most. The author definitely shows that side of society. It is also categorized as a romance but it’s definitely not your typical romance novel. I recommend this book to those who want an out of the box romance with an excellent human element to it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.