Monday, October 27, 2014


I received a copy of Decieved by Irene Hannon from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A chance sighting convinces Claire Marshall that the son she thought she lost is still alive--can former Secret Service agent Connor Sullivan help her uncover the truth?

For three years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan. The former Secret Service agent is dubious but agrees to investigate. Digging into the case he discovers that the incident may have been no accident at all. But if Kate's son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden--and may be willing to go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.

This is the 3rd book in the Private Justice series.  I've enjoyed each book in the series.  Kate lost her son and husband 3 years ago.  She moved to St. Louis for a new start and while at the mall one day sees who she thinks is her missing son.  She goes to mall security and the police only to be laughed at.  When she can't get the boy off her mind she goes to a private investigator.  Connor Sullivan and his collage buddies agree to investigate.  Not only do they find the boy Kate and Connor find love along the way.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Skylanders: The Kaos Trap

I received a copy of Skylanders: The Kaos Trap by Ron Marz and Mike Bowden from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The #1 kids videogame and hottest-selling toy, Skylanders, is coming to your bookshelf in all-new comic book adventures!

Join fan-favorite characters Spyro, Stealth Elf, Trigger Happy, and more in these original, never-before-seen stories that tie directly into the videogames.

My daughter wanted to review this book because she has the Skylanders game and more characters than I can keep up with.  This comic book was perfect for her.  Many of her favorite characters were included in the book.  This is a perfect fit for any Skylander fan.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Angels Walking

I received a copy of Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.

A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks.

A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step.

It is time for the mission to begin…

What a great book to start a new series!  Karen Kingsbury has done it again.  She has a way of reminding us that God works in ways we never expect to get things done his way.  Tyler, Sami, Virginia and her family all find this out in the best way possible.  God brought them all together to help each one find the peace and new direction they each needed.  I can't wait until the next book in the series.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Angry Birds Comics Volume 1: Welcome to the Flock

I received a copy of Angry Birds Comics Volume 1: Welcome to the Flock by Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin fom NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Angry Birds are on the move by air, land, and sea in this exciting volume that collects the first four issues of the series!

Join Eisner-nominated creators Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin as they lead the flock through wild adventures across the birds’ island home.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Piggyland, the funnest place on the planet!

Discover the plots of the deceptive pigs as they attempt to swipe a nest-full of eggs! Feel the action as the Angry Birds crash through every page!

See it all in this awesome collection based on the best-selling game!

My daughter loves the Angry Birds game so I got this for her.  It didn't disapoint her at all.  All the characters from the game make an appearance.  She's looking forward to volume 2.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

I received a copy of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would he answer?

Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.

Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even curiouser string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.

When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

I love Max Lucado's fiction books.  This was no exception.  Chelsea tries to make it on her own by reopening her family's coffee shop after separating from her NFL superstar husband.  She doesn't know how to run a coffee shop but she has a build in support group all round her.  All she has to do is allow the support group support her.  It's a good thing God supplies Chelsea with Manny.  Manny is Chelsea's guardian angel and just what she needs.