Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Maybe it's You by: Candace Calvert

Back of the book

ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past―new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She’s finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn’t let people get too close. Like the hospital’s too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one “lucky” employee’s face on freeway billboards.

Micah Prescott’s goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell.

Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane’s past.

Can hope spring from crisis?

My Thoughts

Candace Calvert shows you harsh realities of organized crime and how it's grasp never seems to let go.  Yet throughout the book there is a glimmer of hope not only for the main characters and their budding relationship, but for everyone no mater their past.  Maybe It's You was a thrill to read, with a few shocking twists that kept me on the edge of my seat.  Sloane and Micah were both likable yet in a guarded way that kept me wanting to know more.  Calvert has outdone herself with this book and I can't wait for her next one.

Maybe it's You is the 3rd book in the Crises Team series, with its gripping plots and christian themes they are like watching a better version of E.R. and the endings can't be matched.

I was given this novel free from the publisher.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

In the Shadow of Denali By: Tracie Peterson & Kimberly Woodhouse

Back of the Book

Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook's assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father's death climbing Mt. McKinley, he's worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father's partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My Thoughts

 In The Shadow of Denali is entertaining from start to finish.  You will quickly get engulfed in the plot, charactors, and the area.  The writing in this book is supurb Peterson/Woodhouse, and will put a desire in you, not only to respect those who risked their lives to climb Denali, but also those who lived and toiled in his shadow.  Cassidy has such a love for the area and a possitive disposition that she strengthens everyone around her.  While Allan has come to Alaska to learn about his fathers death but also to learn to love the area as his father did.  The love between Cassidy and Allan is sweet and smoothly slides into the story and the drama that comes living in the shadow of Denali.

I was given a complementary copy of this book by the publisher.