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Some favorites….

Sharing two of my absolute favorite books today. 🙂

Deadly Puzzle
Image from Katie Maloney website. All rights reserved.

# 1 – “Deadly Puzzle” by Katie Maloney.

Here is the description for Deadly Puzzle from Amazon:

She looked at me – and I knew. She needed me. I saw past her striking beauty, her royal bearing, I looked into the blue eyes that were deep, that changed with her feelings, encompassed as many shades as the blues of the oceans. People see the beauty, but I see the depth of her soul. Name’s Lake, Inspector Lake. I’m an Irish Wolfhound, I stand 37 inches at the shoulder and I can kill a wolf at a dead run.

The more you know about Audrey Carlisle-Holt, the more you like her, but the less you ever want to have walked in her shoes. Denim jumpers and blood make her queasy, so how my very chic owner went from a homeschooled student to a detective bounty hunter is quite as much a mystery as the one she is solving.

We’re undercover in Brownsville to trace the killer of a young teenage girl, but the persistent attention of two charming local bachelors reveals in my usually clear-sighted and objective owner a deep yearning for a different life. She must endeavor to silence her dreams and press on as she uncovers connections to more chilling murders.

The clock is ticking. Her past makes her a match to the victims, and the killer knows it.

And now for my thoughts….I’ll keep it short I promise. 😉 I really enjoyed this book. It was just the kind of story I like with mystery, danger, romance and even humor but all with a clear Biblical message woven through out the story. It keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who the killer is all while drawing you into the lives of the inhabitants of the small town. I really enjoyed it but I do want to mention that this isn’t a book for younger readers. It is a murder mystery and therefore covers some rather disturbing crime scenes. I felt like it was still tastefully (or as tastefully as you can when talking about murder) written and I really look forward to reading more from Katie Maloney. Oh, and did I mention that the book is written from the perspective of two dogs, one an Irish Wolfhound? I have to admit to some skepticism on how that would work but I found it to be easy to read and actually really funny, especially the dogs conversations with each other. So, go check it out on Amazon Kindle!

Danger In the Shadows

#2 – “Danger in the Shadows” by Dee Henderson


Sara’s terrified. She’s doing the one thing she cannot afford to do: fall in love with former pro-football player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. Sara’s been hidden away in the witness protection program, her safety dependent on staying invisible – and loving Adam could get her killed.

My thoughts: I really liked this book! Its obviously another mystery/romance with a Christian message. Dee Henderson’s way of spinning a story makes it very hard to put the book down. I was on the edge of my seat and stayed up way, way too late to finish this one! Sara is very likable and as a reader you have great compassion for her plight. I love that despite being hunted by her sisters killer, she still tries to have as normal a life as possible. This book is actually the prequel to a series of books called, “The O’Malleys“. I’ve read and enjoyed all of them. I especially appreciate that they are clean, stories with danger, mystery, humor, and romance. Definitely check out Danger in the Shadows and if you love it as much as me, read the rest of the series! 😉

Welp. That is all for now! Do share any of your favorite books in the comments below! I am always on the lookout for new titles to read and I enjoy just about anything, history, WWII, non-fiction, Mystery….You get the idea. 😉

So, what are your favorite books?








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