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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Links to my Missions of Mercy book reviews

Contest Information

Susan May Warren is thrilled to announce the release of her 3 book Missions of Mercy series!

Three heroes, all on missions of mercy, who discover that God not only saves us from evil, but from the darkness inside.

Point of No Return: Can God deliver us from our mistakes? This question is posed to Chet and Mae as they race to save Mae’s nephew from an evil warlord in the Republic of Georgia. More here.

Mission: Out of Control: Does God turn his back on us when we fail? Brody and Vonya discover the answer as they conspire to capture an international smuggler and free a child soldier from war. More here.

Undercover Pursuit: What if we deliberately sin and harbor bitterness in our hearts? Is there a rescue from the dark places inside? Luke and Scarlett find out as they work to protect a bride-turned-informant whose courage could dismantle a human trafficking web. More here.

To celebrate the series, Susan is giving away a Missions of Mercy Prize Pack worth over $200! One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new FLIP HD Camera
* The entire Missions of Mercy series

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. You may enter once per email, facebook, and twitter. The contest ends on May 31st. Tell your friends! Winner will be announced on June 1st at the Litfuse Publicity site and at Susan May Warren's website. (While you're there, check out her rockin' new website!)

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Mission Out of Control by Susan May Warren

Brody Wickham is a former Green Beret who is now employed as an agent for an international security firm. Brody is hired by a rock star's father to protect her as she goes on tour. The rock star uses the name Vonya, but her name is Veronica Wagner and she is the daughter of a U.S. Senator. Vonya is keeping secrets that Brody must find out about in order to protect her. Vonya is a strong young woman used to having her way and not having to be watched and guided at all times.
This story has intrique, suspense and romance throughout the story.This book may appeal to women younger them myself, but is and interesting book for all ages. I enjoyed the story and would recommend it to others.

This book was provided to me by Litfuse Publicity Group to read and review.

Point of no Return by Susan May Warren

Chet Stryker is the head of an international security firm. Mae Lund would like to work for Chet, her former flame, but he won't hire her even though she is an expert pilot. Chet is brought in on a special job to find an American boy and an engaged daughter of a warload. It soon comes out that the American boy is the nephew of Mae Lund. As the story progresses we learn more about Chet and Mae and their previous relationship. Chet is concerned about the safety of the two missing people and also about keeping Mae safe and protecting her from some of the various people who seem to be following them and from the people who are holding grudges against Chet for things he was involved in, in the past.
This was an interesting, suspenseful story that I found to be a real page turner. At times I found Mae to be a bit annoying because of her being so headstrong. Mae eventually showed herself to be a strong and brave charactor, so I was able to overlook her early irrational behavior. Although I did enjoy the book for the most part, I think it may appeal to women a bit younger then myself.

This book was provided to me to read and review by Litfuse Publicity Group.

Undercover Pursuit by Susan May Warren

Scarlett Hanson has arrived  in Cancun to attend her sister's wedding. At the airport she is told that her sister's wedding dress cannot be found. Scarlett had to pick it up in Minneapolis for her sister and bring it to her. Scarlett is told that the dress should arrive by morning and Scarlett must leave for the hotel which is on an island and the ferry is leaving soon. She heads outside looking for the vehicle from the hotel that will take her to the ferry. She finds it and then gets in the car where a man is already inside waiting to go to the island too. This man is named Luke Dekker and he is an agent from an international security firm hired to attend a wedding and break up a big drug cartel. He is supposed to meet his date, another agent whom he has never met. He assumes that she is the agent and confusion reigns. Eventually this situation is straightened out and Scarlett and Luke's relationship begins to blossom.
Maybe I missed it, but the missing female agent doesn't show up until the story is almost over. There didn't seem to be any explanation of why it took so long for her to show up. It didn't really matter to the story, I was just curious since the agents from the security firm are always quite reliable. In spite of this problem, I really did enjoy this story. It was modern and up to date with drug cartels and such. The story was fun, scary, interesting and a rather good read.

This book was provided to me to read and review by Litfuse

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid

The Promise of an Angel is the story of an Amish family dealing with a life altering injury to their young child and also with love and guilt. The strength of the Amish people is shown in this story and will give readers a good idea of how the Amish take care of each other and keep their faith strong. Nineteen year old Judith has waited for the last few years to marry Levi. At a barn raising, Judith notices her younger sister Martha seems to have the eye of Levi and is taking full advantage of that. This is hurtful to Judith, but she feels helpless to do anything about it. While everyone is gathered for prayer before their meal, Samuel the five year old brother of Judith gets up on the barn roof. He falls and Judith blames herself because she was preoccupied with watching Levi and Martha and not keeping an eagle eye on all of the children. How this story progresses and how the strength of believing in God and miracles is a major component of this story. There were times that I felt some anger toward the people who seemed to turn against Judith and what she had to say. Eventually the story began to shift the other way and a positive ending for everyone made this a really good story to read.

I received this book free through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Praying for Your Future Husband

Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer

When I was a senior in high school, our religion instructor informed us that we needed to pray for a good man. She told us to pray to St. Ann, the mother of Mary mother of God. We were told to pray "Dear St. Ann, send me a man." As I recall, we were supposed to say this prayer every tuesday, but why tuesday, that I just do not remember. Anyway, this book leaps beyond such simple prayers and gives young women a much more thorough approach to preparing their own life in readiness to welcome a soulmate. Each chapter gives you wonderful steps to follow to prepare your own soul through prayer and actions and to pray for the unknown man out there who will one day be your husband. This book will help you the reader to think about your own life and also to think about the man that needs you and your thoughtful prayers.
I recommend this book to all women who are looking for that special man and need some help. Although this book is meant for young women, I think any woman of any age will enjoy reading it.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"