Friday, June 30, 2017

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer is back with another historical novel from Bethany House. Heart on the Line is the second in the Ladies of Harper Station series and I loved it as much as the first. I've not read a story of a telegraph operator before so I loved that angle. It had mystery, suspense, and love. 

This author continues to delight me with her works. This book is a clean read and captures the imagination from the first page. I enjoyed the story of Grace and Amos and also enjoyed seeing Emma and Malachi again. Don't miss this one!

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This book provided for review by Bethany House

Monday, June 26, 2017

Solveig Leithhaug CD- Time

I hadn't heard of Solveig Leithaug until I was approached about joining a blog tour for her latest CD, Time. Once I received the album (yes, I still call them albums) I was immediately drawn to the music and her voice. I haven't  heard a voice this lovely and calming since Michelle Tumes. This is simply beautiful music. 
An added bonus for me is that Cindy Morgan has a guest appearance on this CD and is a co-writer. I've been a Cindy fan since her first album in the early 90s. Solveig also covers one of Cindy's songs, Do You Know Jesus?, on this CD.

I'm pretty sure Simple Things is my favorite cut from this work. You can listen to it here:

If you're looking for new music with an uplifting message then I suggest Time. It is calming and soothing in a world that is anything but.

Time highlights guest vocals by Anthony Skinner, Cindy Morgan, Kelly Willard and Solveig's daughter Kari Julianna. Eight of the project's eleven songs are new and were written by Solveig with award-winning songwriters such as: Reba Rambo-McGuire, Cindy Morgan, Sarah Hart, Anthony Skinner, and Kelly Willard.

Time was produced by Steve Hindalong and features some of Nashville’s finest musicians including Jeff Taylor, Stu Garrard, Matt Slocum, and others along with Solveig's signature acoustic guitars.

An interview with Solveig:

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Distorted by Christy Barritt

Christy Barritt is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I've read most of  her books and she releases more than any other author I read works from. I love that she's always got new stories for me. 
Distorted is her newest release. This follows the story of Mallory Baldwin, a young woman rescued from being kept in captivity by her kidnapper and the murderer of her parents. Mallory finds herself in the middle of mystery and suspense as she realizes she is being hunted once again. 
As with her other novels, Distorted had me captivated from beginning to end. I loved how Mallory's character used her past to help others and was dedicated to fight human trafficking. 

As with her other novels, Distorted has a strong Christian theme and will point the reader to the Author of Life. 

About the book:

Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallory seems nothing like the shattered woman he rescued two years ago, and he can’t help but be inspired by her strength and resilience. So when a stalker suddenly makes Mallory vulnerable once again, Tennyson steps up as her bodyguard to keep her safe.
Mallory and Tennyson’s mutual attraction can’t be ignored, but neither can Mallory’s suspicion that Tennyson is keeping a terrible secret about her past. As the nightmare closes in, it’s not only Mallory and Tennyson’s love that comes under fire but their very lives as well. Will their faith sustain them? Or will the darkness win once and for all?

For more about Distorted please click here to visit Christy's website.