Fiction

Journey To Territory U by L.J. Epps

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Journey to Territory U (Extinction of All Children #3) by L.J. Epps
Series: Extinction of All Children #3
Published by L.J. Epps on November 10, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
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Emma Whisperer’s journey continues in the third and final book in the Extinction series. Emma Whisperer and her friends are given ten days by President Esther to get their petitions signed to see if the people of Territory U agree with the walls being torn down. They can freely walk through the territory and talk to people.What is life like in Territory U? Will the people of Territory U be accepting of their message?Emma and her friends—old and new—explore Territory U and find the rich aren’t always as happy as they seem. They come upon some strange things happening in the territory and also underneath it. Friendships will be tested. Will Emma and her friends come out of it alive?Emma has already accomplished so much—getting President Esther to let them walk freely through Territory U. Will Emma find and save Abigail? Will she save the people of Territory L? Or, will certain truths destroy her spunky spirit and good heart? Emma’s final journey brings about new challenges and revelations. Will these new discoveries weaken her or make her stronger?President Esther has more in store for Emma than she could ever imagine. Will Rich get his revenge against Emma? Will President Esther win in the end? See how Emma and her friends handle the misery and destruction the president puts them through.Take a ride with Emma as she makes some horrifying discoveries and finds the strength to continue on and finish the quest she started.

This is the second book in this series that I have read, and like the first one I really did enjoy this book. The characters were great and the story keeps your attention with the plot twists and turns. A great read for this summer at the pool or the beach.

Rogue Most Wanted by Janna MacGregor

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Rogue Most Wanted (The Cavensham Heiresses #5) by Janna MacGregor
Series: The Cavensham Heiresses #5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 25, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
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There’s one creed all Cavensham men subscribe to: they fall in love completely and decidedly. But what happens when the woman you fall in love with swears she'll only marry you as a last resort? Rogue Most Wanted is the next book in the sparkling, romantic Cavensham Heiress series by Janna MacGregor.
SHE NEEDS TO MARRY SOMEONE
Lady Theodora Worth needs to marry fast in order to keep her estate. It’s been her heart and home for years, and she’ll not lose it to anyone. There’s just one problem—as a woman who was raised in isolation by her grandfather, she’s completely incapable of pouring a cup of tea, never mind wooing a man. She’ll need a little matchmaking help from her sprightly next-door neighbor in order to find a convenient husband…
IT’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE HIM
Lord William Cavensham’s heart was broken years ago, and since that day he vowed to never love again. But his spirited Great Aunt Stella is determined he’ll marry or not inherit a single penny from her. And she’s got just the woman in mind—her beautiful and completely hapless next-door neighbor, Thea…
Thea and Will agree there’s no sense in marrying each other. Will wholeheartedly believes he’s incapable of love, and Thea refuses to marry the first man she’s practically met. But Will may be the rogue Thea wants the most after all…

Two people thrown together by a “grandmotherly” figure who thinks that she knows what is best for them. Thea and Will are thrown together to help Thea save a title and land that are hers, but because she is a woman someone is contesting it. So Thea needs to wed a man who will help her gain the title and the Ladykyrk estate. Thea knows she needs to wed, though she doesn’t really want to and is not planning on wedding the first available man who suits her needs. Will who was jilted when he was younger is very gun shy about getting married so has no interest in being the one for Thea. Though after their first meeting he is more than willing to help her find a husband.

This story of how they come to realize that they are in fact perfect for each other, though they both fight it. They need to learn to trust themselves and one another, to have a chance with one another. The story is one that will have you cheering for them, and hoping that they can both over come their troubles and have that happy ending.

Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand

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Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Petersheim Brothers #1
Published by Zebra on June 25, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 352
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Andrew, Abraham, and Austin Petersheim's family business has earned them the nickname The Peanut Butter Brothers. But if their matchmaking younger siblings have their way, all three may soon bear another title: husband . . .

Handsome, hardworking, and godly, Andrew Petersheim has always been sure of his place in his Wisconsin Amish community. He'll be a welcome catch for the local girl who finally captures his heart. Mary Coblenz certainly isn't that girl. Two years after "jumping the fence" for the Englischer world, she's returned, unmarried and pregnant. Yet instead of hiding in shame as others in the community expect, she's working at the Honeybee Farm, ignoring the gossips--and winning over Andrew's eight-year-old twin brothers . . .
For all Andrew's certainty about right and wrong, it seems he has a lot to learn from Mary's courage, grace, and resilience. She's changing his notions about forgiveness and love, but will she in turn accept the challenge of starting over and choose to stay--with him?
Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand and her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series "Full of kind, sincere characters struggling with the best ways to stay true to themselves and their beliefs." --Publishers Weekly
"A heart-warming story of faith, hope, and second chances. The story will captivate readers who love the Amish culture and enjoy an endearing romance." --Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Place at Our Table

This is a good fun read, set in the Amish culture which is not something I have read a lot of lately. The characters, especially the younger twin brothers of Andrew are definitely a comedic factor. Andrew and Marys story is one about learning to forgive and to give second chances. That we are all Children of God and imperfect, but that doesn’t mean we are not worthy of love. Which I think is a really great message and one people need to take to heart, we all make mistakes after all because we are human.

The Last Second by Catherine Coulter; J.T. Ellison

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The Last Second by Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison
Series: A Brit in the FBI #6
Published by Gallery Books on March 26, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 464
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four-stars

From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes a riveting thriller pitting special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine against the head of a private space agency who has the power to end the world as we know it.
It’s Bastille Day in France, and the private French space agency Galactus—France’s answer to Space X, owned by the eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard—has just sent a satellite payload into orbit. Billed as a “communications” satellite, it harbors a frightening reality: a nuclear electromagnetic pulse has been hidden aboard.
In days, when the satellite is in position, Galactus’s head and Broussard’s second in command, Dr. Neveah Patil, will have the power to lay waste to the world with her EMP, and create her own immortality with the Holy Grail––the stones of the heavens and the very treasure Broussard has spent his life searching for.
The countdown has begun, and Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine will go down to the wire to stop this heinous attack. With their signature “nonstop action with enough realism to keep you thinking and scare the daylights out of you at the same time” (Suspense Magazine), Coulter and Ellison have created a thriller to take you on a breakneck and breathtaking journey.

I always love me a Catherine Coulter FBI story, they never disappoint. Fast paced, and pretty realistic fighting the bad guys. I find it fun and interesting to see the characters Mike and Nicholas again and seeing them becoming more and more real the more time that you spend with them. Their stories are always fast paced, humorous and keep you entertained from the first page to the last.

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The Night Window by Dean Koontz

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The Night Window (Jane Hawk #5) by Dean Koontz
Published by Bantam on May 14, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 432
Format: ebook
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four-stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings Jane Hawk's one-woman war to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent wages her final battle against a terrifying conspiracy--for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity's freedom.
Groundbreaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and terrifyingly topical, Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk series sets a new standard for contemporary thrillers. Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, readers have been riveted by Jane Hawk's resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources--and more--as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.

Another Jane Hawk book is one that I do enjoy getting my hands on. They are fast paced, keep you interested from he first page to the last, and this book did not disappoint. One of the things about this series is that even though you know it is fiction the story is real enough that you can actually see it happening in real life. 

A Merciful Fate by Kendra Elliot

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A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick, #5) by Kendra Elliot
Published by Montlake Romance on January 15, 2019
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 362
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four-stars

In this Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestseller, there are no such things as little secrets…
Raised by preppers, survivalist and FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick has a deep-rooted need for a safe place. Her getaway in the Cascade Foothills is her secret. But when skeletal remains are unearthed—those of a murdered man linked to a notorious heist—Mercy realizes she isn’t the only one with something to hide.
Thirty years ago, an armored-car robbery turned deadly. The mastermind was captured. Four conspirators vanished with a fortune. One of them, it appears, never made it out of the woods alive. For Mercy and her fiancé, Police Chief Truman Daly, their investigation opens old wounds in Eagle’s Nest that cut deeper than they imagined. Especially when a reckless tabloid reporter draws fresh blood. It’s clear to Mercy that somebody in this close-knit community is not who they seem to be.
Some are still shattered by the heist. Some still have reason to be afraid. But which one will kill again and again to hide three decades of secrets? To land this case, it’s up to Mercy to unmask a familiar stranger before someone else dies.

While this is the 5th book in the series it is one that stands on its own, and you don’t have to have read the previous books to fully enjoy this story. The book is a great ready, the main characters Mercy Kilpatrick and her fiancé Truman Daly are fun and so likable. A book filled with mystery and hidden secrets that are coming to the surface. So you are entertained and will want to keep reading this book until you finish the last page.

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