Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Murder Mezzo Forte ~ Review

About the book: 

Murder Mezzo Forte (Lamplighter Mysteries, June 2016)

He is a reclusive history professor with musical hallucinations. . . .

She a headstrong professor of religion, a converted Wiccan. Earlier, they solved a campus murder, but now police say they formed two-thirds of an illicit love triangle with a newly-murdered female colleague and they're probably guilty of her murder. A leak of the alleged scandal to the college administration threatens their jobs.

Their desperate attempt to prove themselves innocent of the triangle and the murder plunges them into a tangle of unsavory corporate relationships among college trustees. And it puts their lives in danger from a mysterious criminal organization that seems to have tentacles everywhere.

Can this ill-matched pair's stumbling efforts succeed against the entrenched forces of the police, the college's incompetent administration, and that powerful but unseen criminal organization? If not, they may end up unemployed, in prison, or suffering a fate much worse.

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My Thoughts:

This is the 2nd book in the Preston Barclay Mysteries! If you like mysteries, with a little romance, and throw in some pretty good humor then Murder Mezzo Forte is for you! In addition to all that I Loved that Author Donn Taylor pretty much kept me guessing til the end! Not all authors can do that so this was awesome!! Even though this is a 2nd book in the series you can read it as a stand alone however, there are quite a few references to the 1st book so if that would bother you then by all means start at the very first book ... you can get it here! It's called Rhapsody in Red!

Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest opinion!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Dwelling Places ~ Review AND GIVEAWAY!!!!


Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season (Abingdon, June 2016)
Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?
If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend time each day turning to God’s Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow.
Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.
These “dwelling places” that offer the joy of God’s promise and presence cover four seasons: fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, ordinary moments, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.
There is NOTHING like the peace the Lord provides is there!!!  I know for me, I have to seek that Peace and by that I mean setting time aside to be with the Lord through prayer and HIS Word!  Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season is a phenomenal devotional! It is broken up into 4 sections...Dwell, Shine, Renew, and Grow each one correlating with Fall, Advent, Lent and Summer. For my review I was to share my thoughts on the Summer readings or Grow. I love working in my yard and seeing Gods beauty and Summertime is my Favorite time of the year and adding this devotional to my morning quiet time was such a blessing!! 

Thank you Mrs. McDowell for hearing from the Lord and obeying HIS call to share this devotional with countless people!!  Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!
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