Saturday, August 29, 2015

Drawing Fire

I received a copy of Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reveiw.

One case from her past defines homicide detective Abby Hart.

With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby’s best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she’s anxious to talk to him about a cold case that’s personal to her—one Luke is interested in as well.

As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents’ lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answers?

I love Janice Cantore's books.  She has a way of drawing you in and inspiring you at the same time.  Abby's parents were murdered when she was six and all her life she's wanted to find the killers and bring them to justice.  She becomes a homicide detective so that she can help other people who've suffered like she has.  While working on a murder case she crosses paths with Luke Murphy, a private investigator, who also has a connection to her parents murder.  Luke's uncle worked at Abby's parents restaurant and died because he helped save Abby.  Luke and Abby start working together to solve the Triple Seven murder case.  Can they find all the answers they've been looking for all their lives?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Made With Love

I received a copy of Made With Love by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A Dash of Love, a Pinch of Hope, and a Whole Lot of Good Cooking

Lovina Miller should be thrilled. Pinecraft, Florida, has everything a young Amish woman could ask for: sun, sand, volleyball games, and evening singings in the park. But Pinecraft lacks the one thing Lovina desperately wants—a pie shop of her own. She longs for a place to gather with the community and serve the treat she loves.

A young carpenter named Noah Yoder strolls into her life and offers a way to make her dream come true. But before Noah and Lovina can build a shop—and a life—together, they must each face heartaches from the past. Is their new love stronger than their regrets?

I really enjoyed this book.  It was a great story about Lovina an Amish woman who has a dream about opening a pie shop.  Her mother only wants one thing for her and her 4 sisters - for them to get married and have children.  Lovina finds the perfect place for a pie shop along with the perfect person to help her get the place ready.  Noah has a shady past that he's trying to make right.  Will helping Lovina with her pie shop be enough to recover his reputation?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Midnight on the Mississippi

I received a copy of Midnight On The Mississippi by Mery Ellis from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Midnight on the Mississippi begins the new Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These complex crime dramas follow an investigator’s quest to make the world a better place…solving one case at a time.

New Orleans—Hunter Galen, a stock and securities broker, suspects his business partner, James Nowak, may be involved in embezzling their clients’ money, but he’s reluctant to jeopardize their friendship based on suspicion alone. After James turns up dead, Hunter realizes his unwillingness to confront a problem may have cost James his life.

Nicki Price, a newly minted PI, intends to solve the stockbroker’s murder, recover the missing millions from the client accounts, and establish herself in the career she adores. As she ferrets out fraud and deception at Galen Investments, Hunter’s fiancĂ©e, Ashley Menard, rubs Nicki the wrong way. Nicki doesn’t trust the ostentatious woman with an agenda longer than the Mississippi River. Ashley seems to be hiding something, but is Nicki’s growing attraction to Hunter—a suspected murderer—her true reason for disliking Ashley?

As they encounter sophisticated shell games, blackmail, and murder, Nicki and Hunter’s only option is to turn to God as they search for answers, elude lethal danger, and perhaps discover love along the way.

I really enjoyed this book.  For a while I didn't see how what Nicki was doing was helping to find James Nowak's killer.  It seemed like Hunter and Nicki were just having fun getting to know each other and spending time together.  Of course them getting to know each other and their families helped to find out what James had been up to before his death.  Will Nicki's inexperience help or hinder Hunter's case?