Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brush of Wings

I received a copy of Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children—especially since there will be no children of her own. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine’s other friends—Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson—know just how serious her heart condition is.
Still, Marcus is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a desperate life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out. Meanwhile, Sami and Tyler struggle with issues of their own. In a season when Tyler plans to ask Sami to marry him, the very core of their relationship is in jeopardy.
The team of angels walking is busier than ever in this epic battle between life and death. Brush of Wings is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the power of faith.
This was such a good book.  The only thing I didn't like is it's the final book in the Angels Walking series.  Karen Kingsbury has a way with telling a fiction story that makes you think.  Mary Catherine needs a heart transplant but doesn't tell any of her friends or family - until it's too late.  Can Marcus, Sami and Tyler get her home and to the doctor in time to save her life?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

From Scratch

I received a copy of From Scratch by C.E. Hilbert from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson's Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie's self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she's started from scratch?

This was a really good book that hooked me from the beginning.  Maggie is a new baker in Gibson's Run.  Her landlord Sean Taylor, who also is the Chief of  Police, and her haven't started out on the best of terms.  The only time they speak is when she's telling him how many things her bakery needs fixed.  Can they get to know each other enough to become friends or maybe something more?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Marked Masters

I received a copy of Marked Masters by Ritter Ames from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Laurel Beacham made working solo a personal success story and is known for her nerve, instincts, and ability to do whatever necessary to return each priceless masterpiece safely intact. As the world’s leading art recovery expert, she’s thwarted more heists than the average law enforcement professional. Museums applaud her skills. Thieves admire the cunning way she operates.
Her last job landed her the head position over the London branch of Beacham Foundation, but bringing one case to a close only opened a bigger one. More importantly, the new case inextricably ties her to Jack Hawkes, a man smart enough to be her equal but who keeps her trust meter firmly in the red zone. Trying to stop a rumored heist of the century, the pair leap headlong into a plot that gets more dangerous and illusive by the minute. The clock counts down as the bodies and forgeries stack up.
This is the second book in A Bodies of Art Mystery series.  While this was a good book I hated the ending.  Laurel and Jack have been globe hopping to find who's behind counterfeit ring that seems to be every where.  They successfully bring one player down but we never get to find out who is top dog in the counterfeit ring.