Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday}

I love a fireplace, a good book and this hot drink!
recipe image

I love this recipe!  However, I simply add 1/4 cup water and 1 cup milk (2%), then I warm in the microwave for 2 minutes in a glass measuring cup.  I use all the listed ingredients and mix well with a spoon.  Don't skimp on the whipped topping (smile).  You may want to follow this recipe exactly.  It is so good and it's so much cheaper to make your own.
3 cups hot whole milk
4 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6 ounces double-strength brewed coffee
3 tablespoons sweetened whipped
3 pinches pumpkin pie spice
1.Combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until frothy. Pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full. Pour 2 ounces coffee into each mug. Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice.

Monday, December 28, 2015

{Thomas Nelson Street Team Blog Tour} the Forgotten Recipe by Amy Clipston

Book Description: After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies.

Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica.
When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer who gives her heart pause.
Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies.
Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want?

My Thoughts:  Amy Clipston is one of my favorite authors.  She writes with words that makes the reader feel as if she is in the story.  And once again, she writes a sweet love story about an Amish young lady who is dealing with feelings of misgivings as she tries to sort out her love life.  This is also the first book in the Amish heirloom series.
Veronica Fisher knows about pies and she bakes great can almost smell the heavenly aromas arise from the pages of the book.  But Veronica has lost her fiancee and plans to marry another man until that fateful day when she finds her Mammi's forgotten recipes.  Veronica bakes a raspberry pie from one of the forgotten recipes and takes it to the stand to sell.  
Jason Huyard comes to her stand and becomes a regular customer of he loves her raspberry pies.  Jason doesn't want to fall in love but as life would have it he meets Veronica at her stand and love begins to bloom. But he holds a secret...and this secret could destroy their relationship.
This is a story for the reader who enjoys Amish fiction, pies and sweet romance.  Also, don't forget Christmas is right around the corner and this book would make a great for that reader on your list.
A wonderful read!

*This book was provided for review by The Thomas Nelson Street Team*

  • Series: An Amish Heirloom Novel
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031034199X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310341994

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} Great for Christmas Eve

It's getting cooler in our neck of the woods and time for soup.
Here's one of our favorites!
**Even though this is a crockpot soup, if I forget to put everything in the crockpot in the morning I just make it on the stove top using the same ingredients but I cook it for 45 minutes and then the last 30 minutes with cream cheese.  It's still great!

Paula Dean's crockpot potato soup recipe

Combine 1 bag frozen hash browns ( I use the small, diced hash browns)

2 (14oz) cans chicken broth, 1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2c chopped onion

 1/3tsp black pepper

Cook in crock pot on low for 5 hours. 

**Must be last **Stir in 8oz block of cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stir occasionally.

Garnish with bacon bits, onions and/or shredded cheese.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen

Book Description:  Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the north Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful.

Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley. Knowing his brother rented a cottage from a fellow painter, he travels to Devonshire and meets Miss Dupont, the painter's daughter. He's startled to recognize her from a miniature portrait he carries with him--one of Wesley's discarded works. But his happiness plummets when he realizes Wesley has left her with child and sailed away to Italy in search of a new muse.

Wanting to do something worthwhile with his life, Stephen proposes to Sophie. He does not offer love, or even a future together, but he can save her from scandal. If he dies in battle, as he believes he will, she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his family.

Desperate for a way to escape her predicament, Sophie agrees to marry a stranger and travel to his family's estate. But at Overtree Hall, her problems are just beginning. Will she regret marrying Captain Overtree when a repentant Wesley returns? Or will she find herself torn between the father of her child and her growing affection for the husband she barely knows?

My Thoughts:  Sophie Dupont is in a quandary...she is lovely young woman and has been "taken."  Wet she met handsome Wesley Overtree while on one of her walks, he tells her she is beautiful.  Sophie "falls" for his lines hook line and sinker.  This gets her into "trouble"  for Sophie ends up pregnant by Wesley.  And as a lot of young men do...Wesley like the moments but not the responsibilities.  Wesley sails away to Italy leaving Sophie, the painter's daughter home alone.
But then, Captain Stephen Overtree, Wesley's brother shows up and sees the beautiful, Sophie.  Stephen can't understand why his brother left such a beautiful young woman pregnant and alone.
Stephen is use to cleaning up his brother's messes but he has loved Sophie for a long time and decides that Sophie should not suffer the shame that an unmarried, pregnant woman will suffer.
So, Captain Stephen offers Sophie a way "out."  Sophie agrees to marry this stranger.
Julie Klassen writes a sweet regency romance that is filled with forgiveness and respect.

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (December 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210723

Monday, December 21, 2015

Whatever Is Lovely: A Coloring Book for Reflection and Worship by WaterBrook Press

Book Description:  We live in such a busy, hectic world—but what waits for you inside this cover is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture. 

My Thoughts:  I was so excited when adult coloring books began making an appearance.  These coloring books are "adult" simply because there are more "small" objects/items to color. . . more fine motor coloring to make life more fun.
I love this particular coloring book because it is loaded with peaceful pictures and inspiring poems, some scriptural, on the opposite page of the page to be colored.
In my opinion, if one colors these pages well the pictures can be used in frames to decorate walls and surfaces.
As one colors it is quite a relaxing activity. 
This coloring book would make a wonderful gift for that "colorer" or artist in your family.  This is not a bit book, just a nice size...not too big nor too small.
People who are homebound and can still write may like this book, too.  
I love my copy!

*This book was provided by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; Clr Csm edition (December 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601429282
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601429285

The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzman

Book Description: Morgan Spencer has had just about all he can take of life. Following the tragic death of his wife, Jill, he retreats to his brother's Rocky Mountain ranch to heal and focus on the care of his infant daughter, Olivia. Two years later, Morgan begins to make plans to return to his home in Santa Barbara to pick up the pieces of his life and career.Quinn Riley has been avoiding her past for four years. Standing up for the truth has forced her into a life of fear and isolation. After a "chance" first meeting and a Thanksgiving snowstorm, Quinn is drawn into the Spencer family's warm and loving world, and she begins to believe she might find freedom in their friendship.The man Quinn helped put behind bars has recently been released, however, and she fears her past will endanger the entire Spencer family. As the danger heightens, she determines to leave town for the sake of the people who have come to mean so much to her. Fixing problems is what Morgan Spencer does best, and he is not willing to let Quinn run away, possibly into the clutches of a man bent on revenge. But Morgan's solution sends him and Quinn on an unexpected path, with repercussions neither could have anticipated.

My Thoughts:  When I need an exciting book and just don't care to sleep I seek out a Kristen Heitzmann book!  Kristen writes with a flair for danger!
The Breath of Dawn has much more than just a flair for danger...this book is about two people whose lives seem more than fixable and both people are in more danger than the average cockroach.  There are "bad" people who would love nothing more than to stamp the life out of Morgan Spencer and Quinn Reilly.
Quinn's testimony put a man behind bars four years ago and now he's getting out.  Quinn meets Morgan Spencer when she is cleaning out a friends house since said friend has already moved out and is living elsewhere.  Morgan wants to buy the house and well Quinn is drawn to this man, "...One moment those indigo eyes probed and teased, the next they caved in like bad ice, leaving fathomless black water." (p. 29).
Quinn is a likable character with a sweet deposition and a strong sense of morals.  Morgan is tough and insists on being the "fixer" of all problems.  But sometimes one must let go and let God be the "fixer."  
A story mixed with romance, a flair of danger and a bagful of suspense!  Not your ordinary read!  Christian suspense at its best!

*This book was provided for review  by Bethany House Publishers*

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210426
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.5 inches

Thursday, December 17, 2015

COTT {Clash of the Titles} And the Winner Is.....

And the Champion of the October-November 2015 releases is...

Thank you to our viewers, fans, and voters—this was a near record-setting post view for our five authors. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for participating. Some of the comments you received include: 
  • Thank you for producing such amazing Christian fiction!
  • All of them are beautiful covers.
  • The world of writing may be hard, but you all have already done more than many people dream of doing by finishing and publishing a book. Keep writing, and best of luck.
  • Keep on writing and telling your stories!
  • Keep writing! Keep believing!
  • Love these covers, all!
  • All look like great books, but the cover of Sound of Silver really grabs me the most.
  • Voted for After! A lovely book inside and out.
  • Love the covers of "After" and "Love's Christmas Past" but am most excited to read "Sofia's Tune" first. Who doesn't love a good secret? Excited!
  • LOVE your work, Rachelle!
  • Good for you, Janet Sketchley, for having your book included here.

Certainly all wonderful, but...there 





Congratulations to this month’s Champion, 
Cindy Thomson, and Sofia’s Tune!

Sofia's Tune (Ellis Island #3)

Released November 1, 2015
Ebook - $4.99
Print: $14.99

In Sofia’s Tune, we meet Sofia Falcone, a young woman who has been living in New York only a short time when she is stunned to discover a family secret, one that soon sends her beloved mother into a mental institution. Scrambling to keep her job and care for her mother, Sofia is convinced confronting the past will heal all wounds, but her old world Italian family wants to keep the past in the past.

During this time, she encounters Antonio, a Vaudeville pianist with a street-smart dog, seeking to discover why his father was mysteriously killed. Their crossed paths uncover a frightening underworld in Little Italy. Bringing the truth to light may cost Sofia’s mother’s sanity, Antonio’s career, and the livelihoods of countless immigrants. Change is on the horizon, but it may not bring what they expect.

Q & A With Cindy

·       Sofia’s Tune has a musical theme. What can you tell us about the meaning of “tune” in this story?

Antonio is a vaudeville pianist who dreams of becoming an accomplished concert musician. His dog resembles Nipper of the “His Master’s Voice” advertisement for gramophones. There is plenty of music in this story, but the title refers to changing your tune, finding a different path for your life, as both Sofia and Antonio must do.

·       Tell us about the dog on the cover.

Luigi is Antonio’s faithful companion who keeps reminding people of the dog listening to his master’s voice on the recording, as I mentioned. He’s well trained and a good judge of character. I really enjoyed adding a canine character to the story. Dogs are such an important part of many people’s lives. He is Antonio’s dog, but he really likes Sofia, as you can see on the cover!

·       What’s next?

Sofia’s Tune is the final novel in the series. However, I am planning on a novella, a sort of  prequel, which will tell Mrs. Hawkins’s story. Mrs. Hawkins runs a boarding house for immigrant girls. Her story is told very briefly in Annie’s Stories. This novella will be free exclusively for my newsletter subscribers. (You can sign up on my web site.)
Next summer I will be releasing the sequel to my first novel, Brigid of Ireland. The stories are set in 5th century Ireland, and weave in a bit of fantasy and adventure. They are somewhat different from the Ellis Island series, but are still representative of our ancestors’ stories that should be passed down for us to carry on their legacy of endurance, faithfulness, and wisdom.
And speaking of wisdom, Sofia’s name means wisdom, and I hope readers will be inspired by the music in the book trailer, written by my friend from Northern Ireland, singer/songwriter Andy Rogers.

Author Cindy Thomson

Cindy Thomson is the author of seven books, including her newest novel, Sofia’s Tune, the third book in her Ellis Island series. She also writes genealogy articles for Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today magazines, and short stories for Clubhouse Magazine. Most everything she writes reflects her mission of “Writing the stories of our inheritance." Visit her at, on Facebook at and on Twitter: @cindyswriting 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday}

Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake...Another great recipe from Pinterest! 


  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10 3/4 fl. oz.) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed, precooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish. 
COMBINE evaporated milk and cream cheese in baking dish with wire whisk until smooth. Add soup, water, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add vegetables, chicken and rice. Cover tightly with foil. 
BAKE for 35 minutes. Uncover; top with cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 

PREPARE as above; do not bake. Do not top with cheddar cheese. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
BAKE, covered, for 45 to 55 minutes. Uncover; top with cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel by Joel C. Rose

Book Description:  “The president of the United States . . . is missing.”  With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan’s king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.
As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons . . .
Struggling to clear his name, Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS’s threats become a catastrophic reality.

My Thoughts: I first read a novel by Joel Rosenberg when I read, Auschwitz Escape.  One of the BEST books I ever read!  I've been an avid reader of Mr. Rosenberg's books ever since.
Now The First Hostage is quite bit different in the story approach than the other two books I've read by Joel Rosenberg.  But, yet, the imagery, the action and the way the characters act and react are so life like, just like in the other novels I read by Mr. Rosenberg.
As I read The First Hostage it felt as this story were true.  Kind.of.gave me the chills as I read this story because the book seemed so accurate.  
This is the second book in the J.B. Collins "series".  We first, met J.B. Collins in The Third Target.   J.B. Collins is a likable, adventurous news reporter who follows this case of the missing president of the U.S. 
Collins reports the news as truthfully as he sees it.  
But then, he is accused of a crime and must try to clear his name.  
A lot of action! And adventure!  And, in my opinion a lot of truth.  
The reader can tell that Joel Rosenberg has done his research.

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414336284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414336282

Monday, December 14, 2015

{Fiction Guild Team Blog Tour} The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck

Book Description:  A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation.
For sixty years, the wedding chapel has stood silent and empty. Retired football hall-of-famer Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook built the chapel by hand, stone by stone, for his beautiful and beloved Collette Greer, whom he lost so many years ago. The chapel is a sanctuary for his memories, a monument to true love, and a testament to his survival of the deepest pain and loss.
Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart’s Bend, Tennessee to make a new life for herself in New York. Taylor had lots to run away from, not least of all a family history of broken promises and broken dreams. Love catches Taylor off guard when she falls for Jack Forester, a successful advertising executive, and their whirlwind romance leads to an elopement – and then to second guesses. Jack, in spite of his very real love for Taylor, is battling his own demons and struggles to show her his true self and the depths of his love for her.
When Taylor takes a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, she is thrown back into her own past and encounters family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. And when Taylor and Coach’s journeys collide, they each rediscover the heartbeat of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth waiting for.

My Thoughts:  The cover of this book is beautiful and my first thought when I received this book was what a beautiful bridal portrait!  The ironic "thing is" that this read is about a photographer and a wedding chapel.
Honestly, I had a hard time getting into this story.  I think because the story goes between people...first it's Jimmy, then Taylor, then Jack and back to Jimmy then Collette . . . each chapter is that person's viewpoint/story.  
But I kept reading even though it was slightly confusing at times trying to keep up with the different people.  As I read I finally "caught" the story.  It's a story full of love, forgiveness, fears, and failures.  At times quite heart rending.
As one reads this story it is quite noticeable that the characters seem to mature as the story progresses.  This makes the story seem true to life.
The Wedding Chapel is quite a read!

*This book was provided by Thomas Nelson Fiction Guild*

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310341523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310341529

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Giant Print Holy Bible, NIrV Hardcover by Zondervan

Book Description:  The Giant Print Holy Bible, NIrV combines ease of reading a single-column text with a simple typeface, making it perfect for comfortable Bible reading and for bringing the Word of God into focus.
Features include:
  • Complete text of the Bible in the NIrV, the stepping stone to the NIV
  • Giant-print 14-point type for easy reading
  • Single-column layout

My Thoughts:  I've been looking for a Bible that has giant print font because large print font is still rather small.  I like a Bible that I can read and actually see the words.  
This is quite an affordable Bible.  It's a nice size and doesn't have a lot of those unnecessary notes and things that just take up room....this is a Bible for those who just want to read God's Word.  It is also in the NIrV...I had to look up this means it's the New International Reader's Version.  Simply put this is an easy to read Bible.  Some people have a hard time with different versions of the Bible but I have found out that children read the Bible better when it easier for them to understand.  This is one of those Bibles.  It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but it is functional and to the point.
I also like the layout of the Bible even though the margins are narrow, not much room for note taking.  
I like the color of the Bible too.  this would make a nice gift for someone  who is just beginning to read God's Word.

*This Bible was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Age Range: 8 and up 
  • Hardcover: 2368 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310751209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310751205

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

{Blog Tour-Thomas Nelson Fiction Guild} Whispers in the Reading Room (The Chicago World's Fair Mystery Series) by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Description:  Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.

Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.
Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.
Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn’t merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.
Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks—the man so many people fear—is actually everything her heart believes him to be.

My Thoughts: It's been quite awhile since I've read a book by Shelley Shepard Gray.  So, I was excited to see this book, Whispers in the Reading Room, in the mail.  
I love the cover.  It brings to mind midnight trysts, undercover work and books!
Lydia loves her job at the library.  And one day she notices a mysterious, dark-haired stranger at the library.  Oddly enough he never speaks to one person but he seems to have a great love for books.
One day Lydia goes to the Hartman Hotel and after curious mishap the dark haired stranger rescues her.  She then learns that his name is Sebastian Marks and he lives at the top of the grand hotel.
Lydia and Sebastian form a "loose" friendship.  And then to her great dismay Lydia learns that Sebastian is not only greatly wealthy but he owns the infamous saloon and gambling club.  Lydia is in shock!
Lydia is not always wise and decides to visit the gambling house one night...and becomes a suspect in a murder!
Sebastian Marks is man that many fear!  But whom can Lydia trust?  
A great mystery and a wonderful plot!
Probably the best book, by far, that Shelley Shepard Gray has penned!  Loved this read!!

*This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Fiction Guild*

  • Series: The Chicago World's Fair Mystery Series
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310338492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310338499

Monday, December 7, 2015

Silent Night, Deadly Night by Richard Mabry, M.D.

Book Description:  The colored lights on the snow gave it a holiday appearance, but the dead woman’s body in the yard added a grisly touch. How did Ina Bell Patrick die? 

Who killed her? And why? 

The dead woman had no direct heirs, so two nephews and a niece stood to inherit. Dr. Laura Morris was left to make all the arrangements, attorney Roger Morris could certainly use the money, and Zack Morris had disappeared two years earlier. Then there was neighbor and “best friend” Fay Autrey, who was certain the woman intended to leave her some money—a great deal of money. 

The police were still looking for the killer who left the frozen body in the snow when it became apparent someone was trying to pick off the heirs, one by one. Who would win the race—the police or the killer? 

My Thoughts: A few years ago I just happened to be looking for something "different" to read and picked a copy of Dr. Mabry's novel.  I've never been interested in medical thrillers but after reading that first book by Dr. Mabry I was hooked!
This book, Silent Night, Deadly Night may look short but it is a WOW read!  There is quite a story packed into this novella!
I truly thought I had the mystery solved, I thought I was on the right track; however, I was thrown for a loop when the shooting began and the lost brother showed up.
I must say, I'm a fairly good armchair detective, but this story took a few roller coaster turns I didn't see coming!  
And the ending is so sweet!  
I loved, loved this read!  
This book would make a wonderful gift or even a stocking stuffer for your favorite armchair detective!

* A special Thank You to Dr. Mabry for kindly giving me a copy of his book to review *

This book is FREE right now for Kindle Unlimited . . . GO HERE!
Buy Book HERE!

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1518641091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1518641091