Friday, September 23, 2011

Identity by Betsy Love

Identity by Betsy Love

For a debut novel, Identity packed a great performance. This novel had a few twists and turns and the ending was a surprise.

Samantha is a very active Mormon girl vacationing in Mexico with her best friend Haley. Samantha can't decide if she wants to serve a mission, Amelia is on vacation with her fiance Brent. When the flight to Phoenix crashes and kills all but six passengers, including one of the girls, things go topsy-turvy.

When Samantha recovers from her two month coma, she doesn't remember any of her prior life and hasto learn everything over again, even to learning to love her family again. Her brother Shawn, ready to leave for the mission field, is concerned about her feelings for the new single man in their ward.
Brent is suscpicious about the crash, finding out that someone tampered with the commuter plane. He has problems with knowing how to pray, so asks his secretary, who is a Mormon, to help. He feels the urgency to get to Samantha to warn her she's in danger. With the police on his tail, he borrows his secretary's car to get to Phoenix.

With Samantha's family hot on the trail of the people involved in the plane tampering and another murder in Mexico, and trying to rescue Samantha, we have quite a scene. With Samantha and Amelia having a striking resemblance, anything can happen.

I thoroughly recommend this debut novel to anyone who loves a good romance with a lot of suspense thrown in.

I received my review copy from Walnut Creek Press.

Publisher: Walnut Creek Press
Date Published: Aug 2011
ISBN: 978-1-935217-95-4

Bloodborne by Gregg Luke

Bloodborne by Gregg Luke

Bloodborne is a top-notch medical techno thriller. I had a hard time putting it down, was reading it while having my infusions in the hospital this month.

Dr. Erin Cross, research specialist, is having lunch at a local deli when a gunman comes in and shoots and kills a few people, including himself, but Sean Flannery, a former Marine, saves her from being killed. When Erin keeps receiving threatening texts on her cell phone, she seeks help from Sean when she gets help from a Wal-Mart employee by barracading herself in a dressing room.

When they find themselves hidden in Sean's remote cabin, they still feel unsafe and are told to fly to a secluded island in Hawaii by an unknown organization who seems ready to protect her. The sinister person wanting her dead isall-powserful and will stop at nothing to prevent Erin's research from going public. With Sean's help, they can outwit the enemy and keep thousands of people from dying.

One main reason I enjoyed this book was because Gregg went away from the usual stereotype heroine with the perfect figure. Erin is chunky and that is great. Thanks Gregg. By the way, mosquitoes do not like my blood, as I'm Diabetic.!!!! lol

I received my review copy from Gregg.

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Date Published: Aug 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60861-366-3

Hearts Through Time by Marie Higgins

Hearts Through Time by Marie Higgins

If you like time travel like I do with a beautiful female ghost from the past trying to solve her murderfrom 100 years ago, you'll love this romantic, suspense tale.

Nick Marshall, upon seeing Abigail Carlisle out of nowhere in his office, he has thoughts of being crazy, but when Abby does things to prove she is a ghost from 1912, he comes to believe her. Abby has been stuck in his office building ever since her murder, but when she begins spending more time with Nick, she's able to venture through the barrier that keeps her from leaving the building. She also finds herself falling in love and so does Nick. With time, Abby becomes more real and when an accident happens, Nick is whisked back to investigate who murdered her and to find out if he can alter history. When he arrives, he finds that Abby doesn't r ecognize him and he needs to gain her trust to find who wants to murder her.

This tale has a lot of twists and turns, with a bit of ghostly humor tossed in. I totally loved this book, as it blends modern day with the past.
I bought my copy at amazon.

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press
Date Published: May 2011
ISBN: 978-1-935217-92-3