Sunday, December 31, 2017

“Crisis Shot”, Book 1 “The Line of Duty” series--Author Janice Cantore’s many years in law enforcement add great authenticity and an insider’s eye for detail to her storytelling

Crisis Shot (The Line of Duty #1)

Tess O'Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way . . . until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.

Winning over the residents of Rogue's Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small, backwater town. Especially when her closest friend, the pastor's wife, goes missing and the woman's cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff's deputy Steve Logan, but as they track down Rogue's Hollow's first murderer, she worries that she's breaking one of her rules and getting too close to him.

MY REVIEW:  Author Janice Cantore’s many years in law enforcement add great authenticity and an insider’s eye for detail to her storytelling. “Crisis Shot”, Book One in her “The Line of Duty” series is a compelling romantic suspense tale featuring an appealing heroine. When a tragedy in the line of duty ends Tess O’Rourke’s dream of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California, she relocates to the small town of Rogue’s Hollow, Oregon. Serving as chief of police of the small community is an adjustment to say the least, but small towns often have big secrets which lead to big trouble, and Tess soon has her hands full of problems. She finds a friend in sheriff’s deputy Steve Logan, and he proves to be a much-needed ally with finding a missing person and solving a murder. Tess has always had her own rules regarding not becoming involved with someone with whom she works. Will she break the rules this time? Faith, courage, and a dedication to law enforcement, along with trust, will be needed to bring all matters to right—can Tess and Steve find the strength of conviction to see justice served? I highly recommend other works and series by Janice Cantore.

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A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She’s always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today’s Christian Woman before tackling novels. A few years ago, she retired to a house in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with three Labrador retrievers, Jake, Maggie, and Abbie. Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards. Janice also authored the Brinna’s Heart series, which includes The Kevlar Heart and A Heart of Justice. Visit Janice’s website at and connect with her on Facebook.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

ALL THE BEST FROM BETHANY HOUSE BOOKS--four top authors offer inspiring and entertaining historical romance

Author Kristi Ann Hunter continues her charming Regency-set series, "Hawthorne House", with Book Four, "An Inconvenient Beauty". The most honorable Griffith, Duke of Riverton, is a logical man, and he naturally applies his sense of order to his search for a bride. His lady of choice, Miss Frederica St. Claire, appears to be a suitable candidate, but she has one quality he can't quite fathom--elusiveness. To make matters more perplexing, Griffith is intrigued by Frederica's beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge, whose unfortunate family circumstances are taking their toll on her personal hopes for happiness. A mutual admiration develops between Griffith and Isabella, but dare they defy society and their own preconceived notions and take a great leap of faith toward love? A recommended series for lovers of inspirational Regency romance. Book Copy Gratis Bethany House Books**********

The wit and wisdom of author Jen Turano shines through all of her work. "Out of the Ordinary" is Book Two in her "Apart From the Crowd" series. Miss Gertrude Cadwalder finds that working as a paid companion for the eccentric Mrs. Davenport is no easy task. A misunderstanding makes it appear as though Gertrude may be a thief of some items from the wealthy Mrs. Sinclair, whose son Harrison is caught between his mother and the lovely Miss Cadwalder. As his admiration for Gertrude grows, so does his awareness that trouble follows wherever she goes. When Harrison realizes that Mrs. Davenport is the one with the sticky fingers, he is eager to mend fences with Gertrude. Soon, however, a real thief begins to prey on society's elite. As Harrison and Gertrude work to capture to end the crime spree, they may just steal each other's heart. Can they solve the case and build a life of love and happiness together? If you like to smile while you read, you will love the work of author Jen Turano. Book Copy Gratis Bethany House Books**********

Crackling with the wit and adventurous spirit of author Mary Connealy, “Too Far Down” is Book Three in her “The Cimarron Legacy” series. The Bodens of New Mexico have been plagued with deadly disasters which threaten the future of their ranch and their mining company. Cole Boden has returned to the ranch after a Harvard education and life back East. Caught between his family and his future, Cole is also intrigued by pretty Melanie Blake, a longtime family friend. Melanie and Cole work together to end the curse against the Boden clan, but Melanie may lose her heart after all. Could there be a happy life for Melanie and Cole together—if they survive? Mary Connealy is a uniquely entertaining storyteller—betcha you can’t read just one of her books! Book Copy Gratis Bethany House Books**********

Author Regina Jennings begins her “Fort Reno” series with “Holding the Fort”, an inspirational historical romance in which mistaken identity may be a most fortunate blessing in disguise. Louisa Bell lives the life of a dance hall singer, not by choice, but by the hand that Fate has dealt. When even the saloon singing is lost, Louisa turns to her brother, Bradley, for help. No stranger to misfortune himself, Bradley is stationed at Fort Reno under the stern watchful eye of Major Daniel Adams. A mix-up when she arrives finds Louisa accepting the job as governess for the major’s two young daughters. Louisa is far too pretty and unconventional, but the widowed major is in need of immediate assistance. With Daniel and Louisa working together to manage his daughters, the major may lose some of his starch, and the dance hall singer just might gain respectability. Will they lose their hearts to each other along the way? Regina Jennings is a gifted storyteller who infuses her romantic tales with charm, surprises, and abiding faith. Book Copy Gratis Bethany House Books**********