Friday, July 29, 2022

Military Heroes

 By Kelly Bridgewater

What is more patriotic than Military soldiers?

One of my favorite writers compose Military suspense and she even features real live Military soldiers on her covers.

Ever heard of Ronie Kendig? (All images come from Amazon.)

If not, you are about to.

Author’s Bio:


Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty-five titles. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their twin sons and their fur-sons, VVolt N629 (retired military working dog) and Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie's degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters. Visit Ronie online at:
FB: RapidFireFiction
Twitter: @RonieKendig
Instagram: @kendigronie

Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and Rapid-Fire Fiction novels have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim, including:

2019 Realm Makers Award - Fierian (Fantasy)
2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Winner - Crown of Souls (Inspirational Suspense)
2016 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Winner - Conspiracy of Silence (Inspirational Suspense)
2016 Carol Award Finalist - The Warrior's Seal (Novella)
2016 INSPY Shortlist - Falcon (Suspense/Mystery/Thriller)
2016 INSPY Shortlist - Embers (Speculative Fiction)
2015 RT Reviewer's Choice Award Finalist - Falcon
2015 FamilyFiction 15 Top Books of 2015 - Falcon
2015 Lime Award Winner - Falcon (Suspense)
2014 INSPY Award Finalist - Talon: Combat Tracking Team Dog
2013 HOLT Medallion Winner - Trinity: Military War Dog (Best Book by a Virginia Author)
2013 Selah Award Winner - Firethorn (Fiction - Suspense)
2013 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award Winner - Trinity: Military War Dog (Romantic Suspense)
2012 Christy Award Winner - Wolfsbane (Contemporary Romance)
2012 Lime Award Winner - Firethorn (Suspense)
2012 Carol Award Finalist - Wolfsbane (Romantic Suspense)
Christian Retailing's 2011 Readers' Choice Awards Finalist - Nightshade
2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award Finalist - Nightshade (Romantic Suspense)
Named one of the Top 25 Christian Fiction Suspense, Mystery, and Thriller Writers by FamilyFiction (Sept 2011)
2011 FamilyFiction Readers' Choice Awards - 3rd place as New Favorite Author, 8th place with Nightshade for Novel of the Year.
INSPY Award Shortlist final in Mystery/Thriller (Dead Reckoning)
The Christian Manifesto's 2010 Lime Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Nightshade)

Cover of her books

Where to purchase them:

I have met Ronie a number of times. What a nice lady with a heart for our soldiers. I am proud of her love of God, country, and our soldiers.

I hope you pick up her stories and read them. 

Monday, July 25, 2022

Dani Pettrey: The Deadly Shallows

By Kelly Bridgewater

A mass shooting.
A stolen weapon capable of immense destruction. 
A painful secret that threatens to tear two hearts apart.

CGIS Agent Noah Rowley is rocked to the core when he learns of a mass shooting raging on his Coast Guard base. He and his team stop the attack, but not before numerous innocent lives are lost. Furious and grief-stricken, he determines to do whatever is needed to bring the mastermind behind the attack to justice.

Coast Guard flight medic Brooke Kesler evacuates the scene of the shooting in a helicopter carrying the only surviving gunman. Gravely wounded, the man whispers mysterious information to Brooke that immediately paints a target on her back.

As Brooke and Noah race to uncover answers, emotions between them ignite. Noah struggles to protect Brooke at all costs and to conceal the secret that prevents him from becoming what he longs to be--the right man for her.

Everything is at stake as a horrifying truth emerges. . . .

The mass shooting wasn't the end game. It was only the beginning.


My Thoughts:

The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey starts with a bombing at a military graduation ceremony, and then takes off from there. Of course, fans of romantic suspense novels will be excited with all the suspense and the dead bodies appearing everywhere. There is a smaller mystery to go along with the initial bombing in the opening scene that needs to be solved also. On the other hand, the romance is a little too Hallmarky for me. Too many emotions. It took over the suspense a lot. It made the suspense appear not as important as the budding relationship between two separate couples. When Pettrey did show the scenes with the couples and their relationship, I usually skimmed through until I reached the suspense part. Not a fan of much romance in my stories. It is okay to deep the characters, but when there are bombs going off and dead bodies piling up, that should be the focus of the overall story, not the romance. Speaking of things that Pettrey does well is her ability to craft a suspenseful scene with plenty of action and nice description to see the action as it plays out in a reader’s imagination. The final climactic moment was nicely detailed and came to a quick and effective resolution. Overall, The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey does fit nicely in with her previous novels and the romantic suspense genre, but the romance was a little over the top for me. If readers enjoyed her previous stories, then I suggest readers dive into this one too.

I received a complimentary copy of The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey from Bethany House Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 22, 2022

We Didn’t Start the Fire

 By Kelly Bridgewater

In my 11th Grade Honors United States History class, Mr. Twa, my teacher, gave us an assignment to listen this song: We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel. We listed in class. He printed off the words. Then we were told to find a topic, and believe me, there are a ton, and do a 5 page paper and an in-class presentation on our topic.

Still today, when I hear the song, I think of Mr. Twa and the tough tests that he made us take. He gave us tests on 8 x 14 paper in 10 inch font. Lots of fill in the blanks and matching. His goal was for students to start at the beginning of the 50 minute class, and as long as you do not lift your pen, you should be able to go through the whole test before the class was over. First test was rough. But after learning what he paid attention to, the tests were easier and what he wanted was what he got. I earned an A in the class all year. Great teacher. I still remember history that he taught us.

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana, goodbye

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock"

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U2, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK – blown away, what else do I have to say?

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

"Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shore, China's under martial law
Rock and roller, cola wars, I can't take it anymore

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning, since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Joel William M

We Didn't Start The Fire lyrics © Joelsongs

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Janice Cantore: The Code of Courage

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Detective Danni Grace has never met a police officer who wants to face a scenario where pulling the trigger on another person is the only option. When the worst does occur and there's a police-involved shooting, it leads to riots and calls to disband the entire police force in La Rosa, Danni's hometown.

After fifteen years on the force, Danni has had enough. Injured in the line of duty when a protester throws a chunk of concrete at her and shaken by the vitriol being shown to the police, Danni realizes for the first time that she's lost her passion for the job.

While she's on a leave of absence, though, a community activist in La Rosa is shot and a fellow officer is blamed for his murder. Taking on this case means stepping back into a job Danni's not sure she can do anymore . . . and working closely with her ex-husband, Gabriel Fox, an investigator for the city prosecutor's office. Danni will need to tap into her code of courage to uncover the truth, prevent another injustice, and uphold her oath to serve and protect.

My Thoughts:

Code of Courage by Janice Cantore is a story that is ripped from the cities that have gone "woke's" headlines. No police. Cantore has taken a viewpoint of a cop who has their hand-tied behind their backs because of "woke' politics. The story is realistic with the internal hurts and betrayal by those who should be backing the police, not forcing them to stay away from internal investigations. The plot does show the incapilities and worsening of society when the police force is not allowed to control and protect the citizens. This is a wonderful novel to give to anyone who says the police force should not be in place. On the other hand, there is a little romance, but it is from Danni and her ex-husband as they struggle with was their divorce the correct thing to do a couple of years ago. Cantore does include a faith struggle for Gabe, her ex-husband, as he tries to come to terms with why Danni's father claimed the faith as his own. Overall, Code of Courage was an interesting take on the current 'woke' reactions to no police force in our community. With enough details to keep any reader flipping through the pages.

I received  a complimentary copy of Code of Courage by Janice Cantore from Tyndale Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Sandra Byrd: Heirlooms

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Answering a woman’s desperate call for help, young Navy widow Helen Devries opens her Whidbey Island home as a refuge to Choi Eunhee. As they bond over common losses and a delicate, potentially devastating secret, their friendship spans the remainder of their lives.

After losing her mother, Cassidy Quinn spent her childhood summers with her gran, Helen, at her farmhouse. Nourished by her grandmother’s love and encouragement, Cassidy discovers a passion that she hopes will bloom into a career. But after Helen passes, Cassidy learns that her home and garden have fallen into serious disrepair. Worse, a looming tax debt threatens her inheritance. Facing the loss of her legacy and in need of allies and ideas, Cassidy reaches out to Nick, her former love, despite the complicated emotions brought by having him back in her life.

Cassidy inherits not only the family home but a task, spoken with her grandmother’s final breaths: ask Grace KimEunhees granddaughterto help sort through the contents of the locked hope chest in the attic. As she and Grace dig into the past, they unearth their grandmothers’ long-held secret and more. Each startling revelation reshapes their understanding of their grandmothers and ultimately inspires the courage to take risks and make changes to own their lives.

Set in both modern-day and midcentury Whidbey Island, Washington, this dual-narrative story of four womengrandmothers and granddaughtersintertwines across generations to explore the secrets we keep, the love we pass down, and the heirlooms we inherit from a well-lived life.


My Thoughts:

Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd captured the importance of a life lived well. The items and time we invest in our families while we are alive is the most important legacy that anyone can leave behind. A faith in God. A cookbook with written recipes. As for me, I kept all my Daddy’s journals and his books that he has written side notes into. Sometimes reading these, it reminds me of my father. Helen and Eunhee, the women, who lived in 1958 formed an unusual friendship where they learned from each other aspects to make them into stronger individuals. Sometimes I wish I lived in 1958 because times were a little slower, less internet, more education, better music, and nicer to your neighbors, so I was interested in a story that took place partly in this time period. As for the second part with Cassidy and Grace, their story took place in the present age. Cassidy just buried her grandmother, who was Helen. Readers will see her reactions to the land and the heirlooms that her grandmother left for her. Overall, Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd is a touching story about making every moment count with everyone that we encounter. A nice feel good story.

I received a complimentary copy Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd from Tyndale Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Author Highlight: Heidi Chiavaroli

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Since this is American freedom month, I want to celebrate a terrific writer who writes stories that focus on American history.

She has written a story on the Revolution War and the Boston Tea Party. A story about Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women.

The first novel I read by her was The Tea Chest, and I loved her ability to bring important American freedom moments to life to the present day. After reading this novel, I went back and read her previous two novels and have loved them. I now own all of them in my personal library.(All images come from

Here are the covers of the novels:


Bio of the author:

Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring places that whisper of historical secrets. Her debut novel, Freedom's Ring, was a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Romance Debut. Her latest dual timeline novel, The Orchard House, is inspired by the lesser-known events in Louisa May Alcott's life. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

Connect with Heidi online at her website ( or on either of these social media platforms:

Where to purchase the books:


Do you have any fiction writers that write about American History especially early American History that you enjoy?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Colleen Coble: Edge of Dusk

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Even though secrets lie off the coast of Rock Harbor, the truth will set Annie Pederson free—if it doesn’t kill her first. Return to the beloved town of Rock Harbor in the first installment of a new series by bestselling suspense author Colleen Coble.

Nine-year-old Annie Pederson’s life changed the night her sister was kidnapped. The two had been outside playing on a dock, and Annie never forgave herself for her role in her sister’s disappearance. Twenty-four years later and now a law enforcement ranger, Annie is still searching for answers as she grieves a new loss: the death of her husband and parents in a boating accident.

But Annie and her eight-year-old daughter, Kylie, aren’t the only people in the town of Rock Harbor whose lives have been marred by tragedy. While managing the property around the Tremolo Resort and Marina she inherited, Annie discovers a dead body floating in the cold Superior surf and begins to work with the sheriff’s office to tie the death to a series of other mysterious reports in the area.

At the same time, her first love, Jon Dustan, returns after nine years away, reigniting the town’s memory of a cold case he’d been suspiciously linked to before he left to pursue his orthopedic residency. For the sake of her investigation and her heart, Annie tries to stay away. But avoiding Jon becomes impossible once Annie realizes she is being targeted by someone desperate to keep secrets from the past hidden.

In this new series, bestselling romantic-suspense author Colleen Coble returns to one of her most beloved towns, where familiar faces—and unsolved cases—await.

My Thoughts:

Edge of Dusk by Colleen Coble returns readers to a beloved city of Rock Harbor by Lake Superior. If readers are familiar with this widely popular series, then a number of familiar characters make a reappearance in the story. The romance between Annie, the heroine, and Jon, the hero, is a romance with a past. It denies the past feeling and wants to move forward without really falling into the trap of the past emotions but fails miserably at this. As for the plot, I wanted more focus on solving the two dead bodies. The bodies are found, then the story focuses on Annie and Jon and all the issues that occur around them. Yes, there is some searching, but not enough to really capture the readers’ attention. I believe I, personally, wanted more forensic to make the story more of a hunt for the truth. On the other hand, Coble’s writing is wonderful and I enjoyed the overall story. There is a hint from the opening chapter of an overarching mystery that took place a long time ago in Annie’s life. I can’t wait to see what happens with this story thread. Overall, Edge of Dusk by Colleen Coble is a hunt for justice as Annie and Jon finding the budding and growing emotions racing through the memories from the past. 

I received a complimentary copy of Edge of Dusk by Colleen Coble from Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Kristy Cambron: The Italian Ballerina

 By Kelly Bridgewater

A prima ballerina. Two American medics. And a young Jewish girl with no name . . . At the height of the Nazi occupation of Rome, an unlikely band of heroes comes together to save Italian Jews in this breathtaking World War II novel based on real historical events.

Rome, 1943. With the fall of Italy’s Fascist government and the Nazi regime occupying the streets of Rome, British ballerina Julia Bradbury is stranded and forced to take refuge at a hospital on Tiber Island. But when she learns of a deadly sickness that is sweeping through the quarantine wards—a fake disease known only as Syndrome K—she is drawn into one of the greatest cons in history. Alongside hospital staff, friars of the adjoining church, and two Allied medics, Julia risks everything to rescue Italian Jews from the deadly clutches of the Holocaust. But when one little girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina arrives at their door, Julia and the others are determined to reunite the young dancer with her family—if only she would reveal one crucial secret: her name.

Present Day. With the recent loss of her grandfather—a beloved small-town doctor and WWII veteran—Delaney Coleman returns home to help her aging parents, even as she struggles to pick up the pieces of her own life. When a mysterious Italian woman claims she owns one of the family’s precious heirlooms, Delaney is compelled to uncover what’s true of her grandfather’s hidden past. Together with the woman’s skeptical but charming grandson, Delaney learns of a Roman hospital that saved hundreds of Jewish people during the war. Soon, everything Delaney thought she knew about her grandfather comes into question as she wrestles with the possibility that the man she’d revered all her life had unknown ties to Rome and may have taken noble secrets to his grave.

Based on true accounts of the invented Syndrome K sickness, The Italian Ballerina journeys from the Allied storming of the beaches at Salerno to the London ballet stage and the war-torn streets of WWII Rome, exploring the sometimes heart-wrenching choices we must make to find faith and forgiveness, and how saving just one life can impact countless others.


My Thoughts:

My favorite aspect of The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron is the cover. It is eye catching. I love having the heroine with her back to the audience as German planes fly overhead to show the audience the time period the novel takes place in. For the plot structure, this plot was organized a lot like Cambron's previous novel, The Paris Dressmaker. She jumps from 1939 to 1941 to 1943 to 1944 and to the present day throughout the whole novel. Not in chronological order at all. A couple of times, I had to flip back and see what time period the current chapter was in, and then flip to the story's perspective, so I could understand what was going on. This makes it really confusing to follow along. It takes about forty percent of the novel before the different time period clicks into place. I do not understand why the story can not be told in chronological order with the past, then flip to the present like most time-slip novels. Anyways, the idea of the World War II story was fascinating, once I figured out who was actually going on. I liked the story of the little girl. I enjoyed the present tense story and seeing how it actually solves many mysteries from the past. Would I say this is one of my favorite Cambron novels? No. The timeline makes it really hard to enjoy. Of course, the romance happens in both time periods and settles with a pretty little bow at the end of the story. Overall, The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron had a out of time timeline, so it is really confusing to follow what is happening for a long time.

I received a complimentary copy of The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron from Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 8, 2022

American Patriotism

 By Kelly Bridgewater

History has taught us from the American Revolution to the World Wars that America is a delightful country full of pride and the desire for freedom at all costs.

I am proud to be a granddaughter of two World War II vets and a daughter of a military dad.

I have uncles, cousins, and second cousins who have and are serving in the military.

I am proud of all of them.

America is a great place to live.

Why else do some many people from other countries want to flee their tyranny and come to America?

We have freedom in every sense of the word.

BUT . . .

Lately, this seems to being slowly chipped away.

Must wear a Mask.

Must be vaccinated with a vaccine that does not work. (Really! What is in that vaccine? Why the push?)

Citizens can lose their jobs just because they choose not to get a pointless vaccine in their arms. How do they support their families?


World War II all over again.

For the Jews through the command of Hilter, it started with mandating that the Jews were a yellow star and put the star in the windows to notify everyone a Jewish owner owns the store.

America is doing the same thing.

But with a vaccine?

Not so prideful to see the way that America is heading.

Tears for the fall of America. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Susan Anne Mason: A Feeling of Home

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Can she set aside the pain from the past to embrace a new love?

Isabelle Wardrop's well-to-do life has completely unraveled. Within months, she's lost both her parents, her fortune, and her home. With nowhere else to turn, she and her younger sister move in with a trusted former servant in an impoverished area of the city. Desperate for work but having no qualifications, Isabelle is forced to accept help from Dr. Mark Henshaw, the very man she blames for her mother's death.

Mark Henshaw has admired Isabelle for several months, but after the tragic death of her mother, he vows to make amends for the past and help her find her way. But when Mark learns his younger brother has formed an undesirable friendship with Isabelle's sister--one that brings a whole new set of problems into their lives--he doesn't know if Isabelle will ever forgive him.

When startling developments begin to take place, both within Isabelle's heart and their siblings' relationship, her future looks very different than anything she could have imagined.


My Thoughts:

A Feeling of Home by Susan Anne Mason returns readers to Canada and the house owned by Ruth and Olivia, whose stories are told in the first two books in the series. With the lose of their parents and their lifestyle, Isabelle and her younger sister Marissa are thrown into a world they have never encountered before. The plot is sweet and moving while the romance is a typical romance for a historical romance or any genre for that matter. Deny the feelings. Reality check. Someone does something to make the other person upset, then the romance goes to the side. But then they reconcile and everything moves back toward the happily-ever-after moment. The strongest point of the novel is Mason’s idea of being nice to everyone no matter what situation they find themselves currently in because you do not know what happened to put them in that position. Everyone deserves another chance or 70 because it is everyone’s duty to love others. Overall, A Feeling of Home by Susan Anne Mason is a sweet story that reminds readers that home is not the physical place you reside in, but where the love and support of others develop and encircle you. Definitely a delightful story filled with a memorable lesson.

I received a complimentary copy of A Feeling of Home by Susan Anne Mason from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:   4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Elizabeth Goddard: Critical Alliance

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Mackenzie Hanson's special set of skills opened the door to a successful career as a professor of cybersecurity at a Michigan university, allowing her to put her criminal past behind her. But when a long-ago partner in crime delivers a cryptic message about her father's tech company being under cyberattack, she heads for Montana to secure exposed assets, close security breaches, and hopefully save lives.

Diplomatic Security Services special agent Alex Knight is back home in Montana to decompress from a mission gone wrong. But even as he's trying to relax, he's drawn into another mystery, complete with suspicious deaths, lethal threats, and whispers of espionage that all have one thing in common--a beautiful cybersecurity expert with a dark past.

When the situation turns deadly, Alex and Mackenzie will have to work together to find the answers they need--before someone silences Mackenzie for good.

USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard weaves a tangled web of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping romance in this fast-paced conclusion to her Rocky Mountain Courage series.


My Thoughts:

Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard is a glimpse into the inter-workings of cybercrime and how far the arms can reach into our modern world. Think of the cars that are driven. How about your cell phone? This story will give you a realization about what all this technology does to our daily lives. The plot was different and unique, even though I did figure out who the bad guy was pretty on. Even readers are huge suspense readers like me, then it should come as no surprise. The story features a number of twists and turns that took me for surprise too. Plenty of suspenseful moments like I like. There is also a second plot twist that rounds out the hero, Alex’s character. The romance is another issue to the story. Not a bad issue. A touch of romance. Nothing too over the top or flashy. Nice and slow. Developed nice. Overall, Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard gives fans of romantic suspense just what they are looking for and demand when they pick up a suspense novel. 

I received a complimentary copy of Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Happy Fourth of July

 By Kelly Bridgewater

This is the only weekend I enjoy during the summer hot months.


Corn on the Cob.

Hamburgers on the Grill.


American Pride.

Time off from work.

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Enjoy your weekend!