Monday, September 23, 2013

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris

"Dangerous Passage" by Lisa Harris is a murder mystery with a touch of love and romance.

Avery North is a a detective who is struggling to balance her life at work and still find time for her teenager daughter. It's difficult for her to balance the two because her job seems so intertwined into every aspect of her life.

When two murders occur to two Asian women with magnolia tattoos, Avery already has her mind made up that she is going to solve this case. All Avery can think about is that those girls could have been her daughter.

Throughout the book, Avery enlists the help of the medical examiner, Jackson Bryant to help with the case, meanwhile falling for him.

It is quickly evident from the beginning of the book that Avery is dealing with a lot of issues. The problem of balancing her life at home and at work, the unsolved mystery of the death of her brother, the thought that she could ever make time for a boyfriend in her life...these problems only scratch the surface of Avery's life.

I thought this book was pretty complex with all of it's different issues, but I really loved it! I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard that it was a book about a detective solving homicides, but it's not gory, or gruesome at all. It's very tasteful, and actually a very interesting read! It was definitely a page turner, and once I started I found it difficult to put down! I am eager to read the second book in this series!

To find out more about the author, Lisa Harris, visit her website: http://www.lisaharriswrites.com./Welcome.html

I received this book for free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

**Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**

Monday, September 16, 2013

"Overextended....and loving most of it!" by Lisa Harper

I found "Overextended...and Loving most of it!" by Lisa Harper to be a lovely read!

Lisa shares stories from her own personal background, and how it shaped her into the person she is today. After watching her parents get a divorce, she experienced heartache at a very young age. She grew up knowing her biological father loved her the best way he could, but often times he didn't know how to express it, and she was left feeling abandoned by him.

Lisa goes on to share her struggles with failed adoptions and the heartbreaking reality of having "her" baby taken away from her, and finally the joy she experiences at the adoption of her precious HIV positive baby girl from Haiti.

I think Lisa Harper has an amazing way with words. From the very first chapter, she had me giggling right out loud. And then at other times, I was in tears over the agonizing pain of her failed adoption of her precious baby Anna Price.

This book is a beautiful blend of happiness and sorrow, and I think given the right opportunity, Lisa and I could be great friends...a kindred spirit.

I will happily recommend this book to others and I rate this book as 5 stars.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Surprise for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

Lily Lapp is back with another adventure in book four of "The Adventures of Lily Lapp" book series!

"A Surprise for Lily" is full of twists and turns...Some exciting and some sad. A new pet, Hannah moving away, the death of a loved one, and a secret!

Even though "The Adventures of Lily Lapp" are meant for children, I love these books! Lily is a fifth grade little girl growing up in an Amish family. She deals with all of the same problems children face everyday, but with a more simplistic touch.

My daughter is only a second grader but she already loves hearing about Lily Lapp and her adventures! We also have the third book in the series, "A Big Year For Lily" which we also loved!

I would highly recommend this book, especially if you are a fan of The Little House on the Prairie series. "The Adventures of Lily Lapp" are very reminiscent of those books, and are a lovely read! I rate this book as 5 stars!

To find out more about this book series, please visit the Suzanne Woods Fisher's website.  http://suzannewoodsfisher.com/

I received this book for free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.