Saturday, March 24, 2012
Goodbye Noel by Nike Chillemi is the second novel in her Sanctuary Point series. Burning Hearts is the first. Katrina Lenart and Ian Daltry meet in front of a Christmas tree with a dead body. An infant crying down the hall makes Katrina vow to keep it safe, but can she? This isn’t the only body discovered. Ian is the police detective investigating the murders. He lost his first wife. Will he lose Katrina, too, just as he realizes he’s in love with her? Will Katrina even be allowed to keep the baby when it has a father? Christian fiction with a good plot and interesting setting allows for an enjoyable read. If you’ve ever wanted to adopt a child, you’ll identify with this book and Katrina’s feelings and emotions. The author writes with vivid description and details that make the story realistic and allows us a glimpse of certain types of religious meetings. I enjoyed both novels and look forward to her third in the series.Both books can stand alone, but if you're like me and enjoy reading novels in a series in order, you'll want to read Burning Hearts first. Check out these books and their reviews at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Sony, or wherever fine eBooks are sold. You can even enjoy PDF files to read on a computer or laptop from the publisher, Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Bellewood Book One: Give Us This Day by June Foster released February 1, 2012, from Desert Breeze Publishing Inc. A hero with a food addiction, Jess Colton, meets Holly Harrison in an elevator. She's captivated with his pale blue eyes and sees more than his outward appearance. Holly hides her own disability. This beautifully written novel was sprung from a retired schoolteacher, and I will want to read more of her writing. Her simple style is elegant and she has impressed me with the plot. Jess battles with his weight and feels he can’t offer himself to Holly though he loves her. He doesn’t want to tie her down to a man with health issues. Holly feels Jeff couldn’t possibly love her because of her own handicap. She hides it when he wants to walk on the beach with her and asks her to take off her shoes so they can feel the sand between their toes. She knows she’ll eventually have to show and tell, but will the time ever be right? Holly has been berated by her sister who tells her God could never forgive her, but Jess says He has. A health crisis rips the two further apart right after Holly gets up the nerve to come clean and show her disability to Jess. His sister doesn’t want Holly around her brother until he’s in a coma and Holly prays with her. This novel is a heart-touching story of love, forgiveness, and what God can do when you let Him. I highly recommend it for anyone who may be battling food addiction. Jess gave up one addiction for another until he let God help him. This novel is spun gold. We are all flawed humans in one way or another, all works-in-progress. I so enjoyed the method in which June Foster brings the pieces of flawed human nature together to create a touching story of love you’ll remember after closing your eBook. Available wherever fine eBooks are sold.