Dark Ambitions by Irene Hannon is the third book in her Code of Honor series. A couple pages in and I was reminded why she’s one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. She creates the best characters.
Danger continues in the fourth book of Susan Sleeman’s Cold Harbor series. In Cold Case, Blackwell Tactical computer expert Eryn Calloway becomes the target of a hacker. Will her skills be enough to find the bad guy before it costs her life or the lives of those she cares about most?
Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first book in their latest series The Treasures of Nome. As the series title suggests, the story takes place in Nome, Alaska in the early 1900s, when the search for gold was strong in that area.
I’ve heard great things about Julie Klassen’s books, so when the opportunity came to read her latest release, I looked forward to giving it a try. The Bridge to Belle Island is a historical mystery set in 1819 England. It reminded me a lot of the cozy mysteries I love to read, but with a more contained romance, so I enjoyed it even more and will definitely be reading other Klassen books.
Have you heard of Priscilla and Aquila? If you’ve read the Book of Acts in the Bible, you’ll recognize their names since they’re a couple who worked with the Apostle Paul. Something notable about these two is that Priscilla is not only listed alongside her husband, but listed first, which is nearly unheard of in a highly patriarchal society. With this background, I couldn’t wait to read Tessa Afshar’s historical novel, Daughter of Rome, featuring Priscilla and Aquila.
An FBI agent and an NCIS agent team up to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL in End Game. It’s the first book in Rachel Dylan’s new Capital Intrigue series. Will they discover who is behind the mounting casualty list before they become a victim, too?
I love wilderness survival novels. When I volunteered to read and review a copy of The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren, I didn’t realize how much of a survival story it was. The further into the book I got, the more hooked I became. Getting trapped on Denali with death, the past, and the weather threatening to undo the characters? Now that’s my kind of book!
Ever since I learned that Philip Camden would be one of the main characters in the second book of Roseanna M. White’s Codebreakers series, I couldn’t wait for the book to come out. Readers first met Cam in The Number of Love as a friend of Drake Elton. He also became a co-worker of Margot DeWilde in Room 40, the codebreaking arm of the WWI British navy.
Make it Monday, my weekly blog post about creative ways to practice self-care, will be on hiatus until March. Why? Well, because self-care is necessary with Baby Boy #2 set to arrive in about 4 weeks!
Reading Wednesday Book Reviews will continue on through because reading is a great way to practice self-care. More on that when Make it Monday returns on March 2, also known as Dr. Suess’ birthday and National Read Across America Day.
Smokescreen by Terri Blackstock was my first time reading a book by this author. I loved her writing. She has an amazing ability to draw out emotion in a reader, whether happy, sad, or mad.