Thursday, July 28, 2016

Brooklyn on Fire Book #Review

Synopsis:

After closing a case with the Brooklyn Police Department, Mary Handley is determined to become an official detective in her own right. And when Emily Worsham shows up at her new office— convinced her uncle John Worsham was murdered and desperate for answers—Mary’s second assignment begins.

As she investigates the curious circumstances surrounding John’s death, Mary soon finds herself entangled in a high-stakes family scandal, a series of interconnected murders, political corruption, untrustworthy sources, and an unexpected romance with a central member of New York's elite.

Featuring historic figures like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and the Vanderbilt family, Brooklyn on Fire takes Mary on a wild journey from New York City to North Carolina to uncover not only the truth of one man's death, but to unravel the mystery in three murders – with links tied perilously close to her own personal world.
 


My Review:

I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

It's the late 1800s, and Mary Handley is a woman ahead of her time. To her parents' dismay, Mary wants to be a detective.  After solving Goodrich case, things have died down and Mary begins to wonder if she will ever get another case...until she is visited by Emily Worsham.  Emily wants to find out the truth about her Uncle's death.  But when Emily turns up dead, Mary begins to unravel a mystery that puts everyone she loves in danger.


This was a great mystery that reminded me of Sherlock Holmes. Mary was a strong independent woman. I enjoyed how realistic her family dynamic was and there's even a budding romance.   I look forward to reading more from this author.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A.D. 33 Book #Review

Synopsis:
They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death.

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My Review:








I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

A.D. 33 is the sequel to A.D. 30.  Two years has passed and Judah is still Saman's prisoner.  Maviah has become an integral part of of the leadership of the Thaemond, and has amassed an army of ten thousand.  They plan to attack Kahil and save Judah, but they require a larger army.  Maviah has adopted a little boy that she has saved in the desert and Saba has been teaching him about Jesus.  Now he has been taken and Maviah must bring Jesus' power back to Petra or lose her son.

This was an awesome story of God's forgiveness and how much he truly loves us. I loved the way it was explained that we are in the world but not of it. I learned a lot from this novel, there were some really deep moments.  I think this is a great series to reaffirm your faith in God.