Friday, February 24, 2012

Three Book Reviews and a Giveaway, Too!


Looking for some good Christian fiction? I have some suggestions for you. Each of the three books I reviewed this month for FaithfulReader.com were excellent in their own right. Take a moment to read my full reviews (links provided after the blurbs). 


There is something for everyone. If you are a romance and/or suspense fan, check out WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS by Lynette Eason.THE BAKER'S WIFE by Erin Healy is contemporary fiction with mystery and suspense. And ADDISON BLAKELY: CONFESSIONS OF A PK is a young adult novel, but is a great read for anyone who is young at heart and remembers their high school days (I completely relate and I'm over 40!)


GIVEAWAY:  I somehow ended up with an extra copy of THE BAKER'S WIFE and would love to pass it along to you! Simply leave a comment on this blog post and I will put your name in the hat for this giveaway. The winner will be announced next Friday, March 2nd.



Before Audrey was the baker's wife, she was the pastor's wife. Then a scandalous lie cost her husband a pastoral career. Now the two work side-by-side running a bakery, serving coffee, and baking fresh bread. But the hurt still pulls at Audrey.

Driving early one morning to the bakery, Audrey's car strikes something-or someone-at a fog-shrouded intersection. She finds a motor scooter belonging to alocal teacher. Blood is everywhere, but there's no trace of a body.

Both the scooter and the blood belong to detective Jack Mansfield's wife, and he's certain that Audrey is behind Julie's disappearance.

But the case dead-ends and the detective spirals into madness. When he takes her family and some patrons hostage at the bakery, Audrey is left with a soul-damaged ex-con and a cynical teen to solve the mystery. And she'll never manage that unless she taps into something she would rather leave behind-her excruciating ability to feel other's pain.

READ MY FULL REVIEW

*Don't forget to comment on this post for your chance to win this book!




As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she's involved with murder, arson--and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.

Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension readers have come to expect from Lynette Eason, When the Smoke Clears is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series. 


READ MY FULL REVIEW



Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tirelessly played the role of PK—preacher’s kid—her entire life. But after Wes Keegan revs his motorcycle into town and into her heart, Addison begins to wonder how much of her faith is her own and how much has been handed to her. She isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore. 


READ MY FULL REVIEW




**Contest disclaimer: Void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants.**

17 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

This sounds like a good read.
Ann
cozyintexas@yahoo.com

quietspirit said...

Lynda:
I find stories like this intriguing. Sounds like page turner to me.
cll4him (AT)sbcglobal(DOT)Com

Angie Vik said...

Sounds intense and intriguing.
Blessings,
Angie
angie_vik@yahoo.com

Lisa Lickel said...

Great picks, Lynda. I love Lynn Easton, and the others are new to me, but subjects that would be great to read! Thanks for sharing.
lisalickel-at-hotmail

Adam Blumer said...

Sounds like a great read. ablumerster at gmail dot com.

Marty Wellington said...

Ooohh - I love suspense.

Lynda Lee Schab said...

The following people contacted me to let me know they could not comment on this post, so I am entering them in the contest manually:

Tammie Shaw
Debi Whelan
Holly Smith

Thanks for entering! Winner will be selected and announced next Friday, March 2nd

Anonymous said...

The Baker's Wife sounds like a good Christian suspense novel to me!
Pam rnpbarry@juno.com

Aly Logan said...

Thanks for a chance to win. :)
Ann_Lee_Miller[at]msn[dot]com

Lynda Lee Schab said...

Adding two more entries from my Facebook post:

Lynda Esteban
Jennifer Labadie

misskallie2000 said...

Would love to read "The Bakers Wife". Sounds like a great book. Please add my name to giveaway.

Have Lynette's on my wish list.

PK sounds like a great YA book.

Thanks for opportunity to enter giveaway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

would love to read erin's latest novel...thanks for the chance.

i'm currently listening to 'the promises she keeps' as i travel in my car. a fabulous story :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Lynda Lee Schab said...

Haven't read that one yet, Karen, but it sounds great!

Stephanie Craig said...

"The Baker's Wife" sounds intruiging. Please enter me.

stephaniewrites(at)hotmail(dot)com

Catrina Bradley... said...

I'd love to win The Baker's Wife. Enter me please! Thanks!
Cat

DebbieB said...

All three books sound great!

I'd especially like to read The Baker's Wife. Please enter my name to win.

Connie Arnold said...

Those are terrific reviews, Lynda! You make a very compelling case for reading The Baker's Wife, and I appreciate the opportunity to enter the drawing.