Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Last Plea Bargain Review and Giveaway!!

About the Book:

Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she's never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.

My Thoughts:

Wow Wow wow! This is such an excellent book! In The Last Plea Bargain, Jamie Brock is an Assistant District Attorney.
Years ago, Her mother was murdered and her Father, who also was an Attorney, was shot in their own home. Jamie is determined to make sure justice prevails and that the man, Antoine Marshall, who has been sentenced to the death penalty for these crimes, receives his set punishment. Antoine claims he is innocent, but he has been chosen and identified in a line up by Jamie's father. Did her dad make a mistake and choose the wrong man? Just before the date of the execution Jamie's and her brother make a very painful decision to turn off the life support that has been keeping their father alive. Even though Jamie knew her Father could not respond in any way, she had so hoped to be able to tell him that the man who killed his wife and her mother had finally received his punishment.

Caleb Tate is an attorney who defended Antoine 12 years ago. Now Caleb is wanted for murder. He has been accused of murdering his wife. Of course, he also claims his innocence and will be representing himself. Jamie wants nothing more than to make sure this man is found GUILTY! Caleb is a mastermind and helps create total chaos in just about every area of this story.

Mace James is Antoine's attorney and is working on overturning his conviction and death penalty. He believes wholeheartedly in Antoine's innocence. Mace is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Antoine from taking that final walk to his death. But how far is too far?

When reading The Last Plea Bargain, I had such a difficult time putting it down. I just had to know what was going to happen next. As Randy Singer plays out this story, he does an excellent job keeping you on the edge of your seat ~ or couch, or swing, or wherever it is you might choose to read. :) I connected with each person and had such emotions for all of them. I would root Mace on in his plight to save Antoine, or hurt for Jamie as she went through the highs and lows of this trial. Losing your parent is one of the most difficult things to experience, but when they are murdered, I can only imagine the stress of waiting for that day when justice is served! I would have to say it was Caleb Tate who brought out the not so nice side of me.

If you enjoy mysteries, suspense, and nail biting drama, then you simply CANNOT MISS this one! Heart of a Bookworm feels The Last Plea Bargain is a definite 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

I am so happy to be able to offer someone a copy of their own!!! If you would like to receive a copy of the Last Plea Bargain please make sure you are a follower of Heart of a Bookworm and also leave a comment on this post, as well as your email so that I can contact you for more information. I will announce the winner of the giveaway on Monday April 2nd!

Thank you Tyndale for allowing me this complimentary issue in exchange for my honest review!

Gabby's Stick-to-it Day ~ Review

About the Book:
Based on Galatians 6:9, this second title in Gabby's series follows little Sophie on her quest to do kind things for her family. But each of Sophie's good intentions results in a great, big mess-and a busy guardian angel as Gabby tries to keep the little girl from harm. Sophie quickly gets frustrated amidst each task and refuses to continue. Little ones will learn an important lesson on perseverance when Gabby whispers words from Galatians 6:9 into Sophie's ear: "Let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." Young hearts will also be reminded of God's continual protection over them in the form of angels, just as Gabby protects and encourages Sophie.

About the Author:
Sheila Walsh is a Bible teacher, speaker, singer, and best-selling
author with more than 4 million books sold. Sheila Walsh is the creator of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess® brand, which has sold over 1.5 million units and won two National Retailer's Choice Awards.

As a featured speaker with Women of Faith®, Sheila has reached more than 3.5 million women by artistically combining honesty, vulnerability and humor with God's Word. She resides in Dallas with her husband Barry and son Christian.

My review:

Isn't this just the sweetest cover!?!?! Gabby's Stick-to-it Day is the second book in the "Gabby, God's Little Angel" series. It is a story of Perseverance. I just fell in love with this book and the most important opinion for me came from my Grandaughter, Rylee. Sitting down and reading is definitely one of Rylee's favorite things to do! She absolutely loved this book. She asked to read it over and over! That is when you know it is a winner :)

The illustration is absolutely wonderful! The pictures are soo vibrant and just adorable. Gabby, God's little Angel, watches over Sophie, which can be quite the task at times. Raffles is the Senior Angel, and he gives Gabby Her assignment~ help Sophie understand why it is important not to give up. Whether it is taking care of her sweet little brother, Ian or her precious puppy, Sprinkles, Sophie is quick to give up when things become difficult. I love how Gabby brings God's Word to Sophie to encourage her! The book is based on one of my favorite Scriptures, Galatians 6:9.

I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone with children ~ Parents, Grandparents, Sunday School Teachers, Daycares! It is simply a wonderful book! Thank you LitFuse for allowing me this complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review!