Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Return and Live
Freedom was all I wanted. An afternoon of hiking followed by an evening casserole. A gentle man to call my own and 4...no 2 kids to read bedtime stories to. It didn't seem too much to ask for. Simple. Honest. Pure. But I met a pair of hazel eyes, and chose a freedom which would soon leave me in chains.
Sandra's Love Inspired Books...
A really good suspense book. It hints towards several people who could be the murderers and ends with a surprise twist.
Mitch was engaged to CJ but she broke it off because she related his bossiness to the way her dad treated her mom, even though it was not the same. In the end Mitch realizes that with CJ refusing to accept God he should not be married to her anyways. It don't stop his protective instincts when people are being murdered around her though.
This is not a sweet cozy book, people you like die. Sometimes we like to try and escape by ignoring real life but there are truly psychos out here and bad things happen to good people.
Sandra supplies many suspicious characters to where it is not easy to figure out the guilty party, which makes for a great suspense book!
Danielle Tyler works for Webster College. Her room mate had been murdered 10 years earlier and the case was never solved. When Detective Jack Denton comes to see her she finds herself looking at a website with one of the students murdered. The scene is a copy of Jennifer's death. And it is not real, yet.
Jack is attracted to Danielle but he has already messed up in the love department and he sees himself as uneducated next to her. Yet working through two murders they find themselves thrown together often.
Danielle has faith in God and has survived the death of Jennifer and her fiance by turning to Him. She tells Jack someday he may face something he cannot handle alone and God will be there. That day has come when Danielle comes up missing.
Is a vigilante responsible for the murders of Lake City gang members? According to reporter Rachel Long's anonymous source, yes. The goal is to trigger a gang war--and her investigations lead Rachel to the heart of the battlegrounds. Which is where she finds handsome officer Matthew Franklin. the protective cop wants her out of harm's way. but she needs the raise from a big story to secure care for her special-needs sister. Rachel won't walk away, even though the vigilante is now aiming at a determined reporter--and a tailing cop--for a showdown just in time for Christmas.
Ocracoke Island Series
Book 1: Dangerous Reunion
A murderer on tiny, safe Ocracoke Island? Deputy Sheriff Kate Michaels doesn't want to believe it--until someone at the crime scene starts shooting at her. Then Nashville detective Brock Gentry shows up. Brock broke her heart years ago when he called off their engagement. Now, torn apart by a case, Brock seeks sanctuary on the island. Yet as the threats against Kate escalate--and Kate's sisters are targeted--she turns to the man she's never stopped loving. Even if their reunion is more dangerous than it ever was before.
Book 2: Shattered Identity
Someone -- with a very personal motive -- has it out for Lisa Wade, Ocracoke Island's sheriff's dispatcher. She was viciously attacked, her home was ransacked and one very precious possession was stolen. Deputy Scott Michaels plans to stay close until the culprit is caught...but that means involving Lisa in the investigation. And her assistance may cause more trouble for Lisa when she finds clues in a journal to a deadly mystery. As Lisa and Scott cross dangerous territory, they inch closer to the truth -- and to each other. But lurking in the shadows is a killer determined to keep some secrets buried forever.
Book 3: Fatal Disclosure
When a gunshot victim dies in front of Betsy Michaels, his last words make her a killer's next target. The undercover agent investigating the murder is none other than Mark Webber, the man who'd broke her heart. Now she has to trust him with her life.
Mark feels duty bound to protect Betsy from the drug smugglers responsible for his partner's death. Yet every time he looks at her, he's reminded of the choices he made that hurt Betsy to the core. And despite their rekindled attraction, this time the danger isn't just to their hearts.
Sandra's Barbour Books...
When Leigh Dennison's dear friend and champion show-dog breeder, Addie Jordan, is killed, Leigh goes on the hunt to sniff out the murderer. If only she could devote full time to her sleuthing. but Leigh, who has never been a dog lover, now finds herself as the owner of Addie's kennel, which houses a puppy with a bright future in the show ring.
Attentions Deficit Disorder is just one obstacle Leigh must overcome as she sets out to succeed with the kennel and find the person who killed the woman she loved like a mother. At the top of her suspect list: a homeless Vietnam veteran, a young Cherokee high school dropout, the owner of a rival kennel...and the man with whom Leigh is falling in love.
As clues unfold to the killer's identity, she makes another surprising discovery--there's a reason dog is known as man's best friend.
Alabama's rich history comes alive through the eyes of three determined women, willing to take a leap of faith and risk all for love. Savannah learns that there's more to home than a plot of land, as Dante searches for God's answer to his dream. Tave's love softens the heart of a wounded man, leading him to sacrifice everything for her. Victoria witnesses first hand God's redemptive power in her family as He remakes her husband into the man of her dreams.
The following three books are all in the Alabama Brides Barbour Novella...
The Columns of Cottonwood
She grew up there; she lived through the war there; she lost her parents there. Even in its burned-out condition, it's still home to Savannah Carmichael. but now it belongs to a stranger--a foreigner--who paid back taxes on it and bought it right out from under her.
Dante Rinaldi never expected the culmination of his dream-to own some of Alabama's rich farmland would mean the destruction of someone else's. He hasn't done anything illegal; in fact, he's worked hard for the privilege of land ownership. So why does Savannah Carmichael's plight affect him on such a deep level?
Both believe in the sovereignty of God, but how can this situation be orchestrated by Him? Can they find a solution...a compromise to benefit both?
Dinner at the St. James
Tave Spencer has lost her heart to Daniel Luckett, but he is determined to run from their love. Knowing that he can't provide her the luxury filled life Matthew Chandler offers, Daniel decides to leave town, telling Tave that someday she'll realize he is right.
Will Tave find healing for her broken heart as the wife of Matthew and mistress of his plantation home? Will Daniel find the peace he so desperately seeks? And will Tave and Daniel discover the plans God has for them together--or will they wait until it is too late?
Blues Along the River
When Victoria Turner and Marcus Raines marry, they're both surprised to quickly discover they're not living happily ever after. Instead of being full o joy, their lives in their beautiful plantation home along the Alabama River reflect the blues sung by their workers.
Will Victoria and Marcus find the answers they need by turning to the Author of their love? Or will the pain of their pasts and their unwillingness to forgive leave their hearts empty and their home filled with bitterness?
New Series by Harvest House...
Smoky Mountain Dreams Series
Trilogy that takes place in the
Smokey Mountains of Tennessee...
Book 1: Angel of the Cove
In the first book in the Smoky Mountain Dreams series, acclaimed author Sandra Robbins weaves a tale of love, loss, and God's faithfulness in every circumstance.
Anna Prentiss has never wanted to be anything but a nurse. Before she can start school in New York, however, her brother sends her to Cades Cove, deep in the Smoky Mountains, to spend a summer apprenticing to the local midwife. Anna is determined to prove herself and then head to the big city.
But nothing could have prepared Anna for the beauty of the Cove, or the community and friendships she finds there. And she certainly wasn't prepared for Simon Martin, the handsome young minister, or the feelings he arouses in her. Has God's plan for Anna changed? Or is she just starting to hear Him clearly?
Book 2: Mountain Homecoming
In the second book in the Smoky Mountain Dreams series, acclaimed author Sandra Robbins spins a tender tale of God's faithfulness throughout the generations.
Rani Martin, Simon and Anna's only daughter, is a beautiful and spirited young woman living deep in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. She has plenty of ideas about the man she'll marry someday, but none of them could have prepared her for the return of Matthew Jackson.
Matthew left Cades Cove as a child after his father's death. Now he's come back to build a new life for himself, and it's his dearest wish that Rani be a part of that life. But the people of the Cove won't let him forget the sins of his father, and Matthew can't forget the darkness of his own past.
Is there a place for Matthew in the Cove? And can the light of Rani's love overcome his pain?
Book 3: Beyond These Hills
It's 1935, and Laurel Jackson fears the life she's always known is about to become a memory. The government is purchasing property to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and nearly all the families in Cades Cove have decided to sell. Laurel is determined to save the land her family has lived on for a hundred years.
Andrew Brady, the son of a wealthy Virginia congressman, arrives in the Cove to convince the remaining landowners to sell. Sparks fly when he meets Laurel, the outspoken young woman who is determined to thwart his every effort. Will they ever be able to put aside their differences and accept what their hearts already know?
In the third and final book in the Smoky Mountain Dreams series, acclaimed author Sandra Robbins brings a dramatic conclusion to the story of the families of Cades Cove.
An American Tapestries Series
Book 1: A Lady's Choice
In 1916, eighteen-year-old Sarah Whittaker loses everything when a distant relative inherits her family’s fortune, and she becomes convinced that women deserve equal rights under the law. Young lawyer Alex Taylor defends her cause, and in the process, he wins her heart. But Alex’s employer opposes the romance, claiming that Sarah’s political beliefs could threaten Alex’s career.
Heartbroken, Sarah travels to Washington, DC, where she becomes a victim of the “Night of Terror.” Alex rushes to the nation’s capital to secure Sarah’s freedom, but is he too late?
The Cold Case Files:
Uncovering Secrets of the Past
Book 1: Dangerous Waters
SOME SECRETS ARE MEANT TO STAY BURIED
Laura Webber is determined to uncover the truth behind her parents' murders. But after being interviewed about the unsolved case, she's abducted and dumped in the Mississippi River with a warning to stop digging up the past. With her life in jeopardy, she knows that her former fiancé, Brad Austin, is the only person she can turn to for help. The cold-case detective has spent years trying to forget Laura, yet he can't turn her away. But before Brad can wrap her in his protection, will their reunion be cut short by a killer threatening to silence Laura forever?
Book 2: Yuletide Jeopardy
No threats will deter TV anchorwoman Grace Kincaid from the promise she made to investigate her high school classmate's suspicious death. She'll unravel the secrets from the past—even if she has to join forces with her former fiancé, cold-case detective Alex Crowne. Working closely together rekindles old feelings, and getting close to Alex puts Grace's heart at risk. But it's her life that's in the most danger when she gets too close to exposing a killer-in-hiding who has made her his next target.
Book 3: Trail of Secrets
After a brutal attack, that's all that Callie Lattimer's uncle Dan, a former police officer, can say. Callie knows that Memphis cop Seth Dawtry will help, even if it means working with the woman who rejected him. The attack seems tied to a decades-old unsolved murder Dan could never let go. New evidence must have gotten him uncomfortably close to the truth. Now it's up to Seth and Callie to follow the clues. But as they uncover answers, they discover the real threat is closer than they ever thought possible….