Book Review

Book Review: Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long-4 Stars

In the town of Baywood, four women have¬† been killed, each ten days apart. Detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan know the killer’s pattern now, it’s just a matter of figuring out who the next victim will be. With only a few days before he strikes again, the detectives have to uncover what links these victims to the killer in order to save the next woman before it’s too late. I liked how the book showed different points of view from A.L., Rena, and one of the potential victims. Besides hunting for a murderer, both A.L. and Rena are dealing with issues in their personal life and have to balance those problems with work and their friendship.

This story was fast paced and full of suspense. This is the first book in the A.L. McKittridge series and I’m looking forward to more! Thank you to Beverly Long, Harlequin Trade Publishing, MIRA books and Netgalley for my advance copy! Look for it on February 18th.

Book Review, Mom Life, parenting

Book Review: Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest by Becky Thompson-5 Stars

I follow the Midnight Mom on Facebook so when I saw they were coming out with a devotional book I knew I needed it! This book is a compilation of daily prayers, one for every day of the year. A lot of times that nights prayer fits in with your exact need or someone you are close to, but other times you might be praying for the needs of a momma you don’t even know. That’s what makes this so little book so special. You’re not just praying for moms in general but a mom in a particular season of life, such as a mom of a newborn, or a child going away to college, or perhaps a mom going through a specific situation like dealing with a sick child, or loss of a family member. Each prayer is detailed with specific circumstances to help you pray from your heart even if you find it hard to pray.
I like how the prayers are dated and are short but to the point so you can do them easily every day. I have the ebook, so I can’t write in mine, but there is space to put a name of someone you specifically had in mind while doing that nights prayer. It’s encouraging, inspirational, and a must have for a Christian mom!
Midnight Mom Devotional releases on March 31! Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my advance copy.
Book Review

Book Review: Undercurrents by Nora Roberts-4 Stars

This was my first Nora Roberts book, surprisingly! It’s set near my hometown in Asheville, and it’s a romantic suspense so I had to give it a go! The suspense element got pretty emotional and dark as it deals with many instances of abuse.

To those on the outside, the Bigelows look like the perfect family. The father, Graham, is a well respected doctor, who comes home from his grueling job to his beautiful wife Eliza who caters to his every need. They have two smart and cute young kids, Zane and Britt. But on the inside, Zane and Britt are stuck inside their own personal hell that no one knows about. Graham abuses their mother constantly, until one night he focuses his wrath on to Zane. Shortly after this brutal beating, the truth is exposed.

When Zane is old enough to leave for college,¬† he doesn’t come back for years. When he finally decides to move back to his hometown and continue practicing law, he meets newcomer Darby who also has a troubled past she’s trying to heal from.

I really enjoyed the setting and many of the characters. The relationships and friendships were wonderful. At times this book was drawn out and didn’t serve to further the story so I was a little annoyed at having to skim some parts but overall this was a great novel.