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A Path Toward Love

About the Book:
Author: Cara Lynn James
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

My Thoughts: Eight years ago Katherine Wainwright rebelled against her family, society and her best friend, Andrew and married a man she thought she knew. Coming from a wealthy family from one of the most prosperous in New York society, she eloped with Charles and has lived in Florida ever since. Now her husband’s father has died and she is a widow whose one dream is to see her father-in-laws citrus groves returned to their former glory. She wants to do this for her father-in-law who she loved and because her life – her work in Florida somehow feels like home. When her father and Andrew come to Florida to convince her it’s time to return to New York and her family, Katherine is faced with a decision: Leave everything she has come to love or return to the people she hasn’t stopped loving. Continue reading “A Path Toward Love”

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Tidewater Inn

About the Book:
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
Series: “Hope Beach Novels” (book 1 of 3)
Genre: Christian Fiction, Mystery
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5

My Thoughts: Libby Holladay has been alone since she was a child. Her father left her and her free-spirited mother wasn’t much of a role model. Now that her mother has passed away, Libby has no family but she runs a successful business restoring historic buildings and her business partner, Nicole is her best friend. Following a trip to Hope Beach to scout out some potential work sites, Nicole is kidnapped! Not only does this send Libby on a frantic search to find her but she also saw it happen on a security camera. In trying to save the footage, she mistakenly erases the evidence which then puts her under suspicion by the local law enforcement… will she be able to prove her innocence? And what happens when she unearths secrets about her family that she never knew? Continue reading “Tidewater Inn”

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Updates Coming!

Hey, Readers!

First off, I wanted to thank every one of my followers here at “On the Bookshelf.” You all are great – thank you for finding this and following. I am new to WordPress, so right now it feels like I am learning about it more than anything. In short, be patient with me. *smile*

I wanted you all to know that there are updates coming around here (if ever there is a lull in reviews, it is because I am falling behind but there will always be new ones). I’ve got some secular and Christian fiction coming as well as some teen fiction book reviews. In the meantime, feel free to visit my “main blog,” Dreaming Under the Same Moon for all the latest film reviews and some fun or more “serious thought” posts.

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Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

About the Book:
Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: 2012
Series: “Guardians of Justice” (book 3 of 3)
Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5My Thoughts: RITA-award winning author, Irene Hannon brings the third story in the “Guardians of Justice,” or the Taylor siblings’ saga, to a close. As a detective, Cole is used to long hours and stressful work but he is tired of life in the fast lane – tired of having someone new on his arm every family event. When he meets Kelly Warren, a red-headed beauty who claims her father’s death was no suicide, Cole begins to re-evaluate his life, and he begins to hope that he has finally found someone to share his life – Kelly.  This is the basis for Cole’s story and it is one that, again feels a bit repetitive though having just jammed reading all three of these books in the span of a month, I think I can safely say, this is far and above a great read (even in comparison to Fatal Judgment). Continue reading “Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon”