Review of “Forever Home” by Hope Toler Dougherty

This is the first book I have read by this author and it is book three in the Forever series. I love that it takes place in my home state of North Carolina. The two main characters are Merritt Hastings and Sam Daniels. I have to say that I sometimes find that some of the best books have great secondary characters and this one definitely does. One of my favorites is Ms. Connie. I also really enjoy Merritt’s memories of Millie, the lady who took her in. The author does such a good job of bringing reality to this story. Merritt was raised in the foster care system. And while it seems like Sam has the perfect life, things aren’t always what they seem. I definitely enjoyed this book.

I received a complimentary copy from the author. The opinions in this review are my own.

Review of “Countdown” by Lynette Eason

Countdown by Lynette Eason is a must read suspense book. The reader is drawn into the book from the very beginning. The main characters, Raina and Vince, are both harboring secrets and regrets from their past. Raina has trust issues even where her best friends are concerned, and although she is in need of help, she hesitates to ask for it. Like many, she feels people, even those close to her, will judge her based on her past. As her story unfolds, the plot becomes more complex. For whatever reason, someone is trying to kill her; Vince is trying to keep her safe. Eason does an excellent job developing both major and minor characters. This book is a real page turner, and the reader will have difficulty putting it down.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.