Thursday, May 21, 2020

Stay with Me by Becky Wade Review & Giveaway! #SWMPrism

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Stay with Me

(A Misty River Romance #1)

By Becky Wade

Christian Contemporary Romance

Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

May 5th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers

Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.

When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of an historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.

Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet, can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?

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Take a Chance on Me

(A Misty River Romance #0.5)

By Becky Wade

Christian Contemporary Romance, Novella

ebook, 97 Pages

February 25th 2020

When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.

Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.

Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he's set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.

This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!

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About the Author

Becky Wade is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.

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One winner will receive:

- A $100 gift card

- A paperback copy of Stay with Me

- A hand-knit scarf

- A pair of earrings

- A package of “Georgia Blues” coffee

- A package of apple oatmeal muffin mix


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My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of Becky Wade, I've read almost all of her books to date. So I've been super excited to read this novel for a year now!
Obviously my expectations were super high, and I was definitely not disappointed! I loved this story so much! Both main characters were awesome, Becky Wade is the best at writing relatable heroines, and swoon-worthy heroes! This book is full of heart-melting moments! 
This story contains all of Becky Wade's trademarks, a strong faith story, a super sweet romance, tons of humorous moments, and a charming and delightful cast of supporting characters! I didn't want this book to end, and I hated to say goodbye to the characters! 
I highly recommend Stay with Me, if you like Christian contemporary romance you should definitely add this to your To Be Read List!!!
I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment in the Misty River Romance series! 
(5 Stars!)

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Dark Water by Christy Barritt Review & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book:  Dark Water

Author: Christy Barritt

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 28, 2020


Colton Locke can’t forget the black op that went terribly wrong. Desperate for a new start, he moves to Lantern Beach, North Carolina, and forms Blackout, a private security firm. Despite his hero status, he can’t erase the mistakes he’s made.


For the past year, Elise Oliver hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that there’s more to her husband’s death than she was told. When she finds a hidden box of his personal possessions, more questions—and suspicions—arise. The only person she trusts to help her is her husband’s best friend, Colton Locke.


Someone wants Elise dead. Is it because she knows too much? Or is it to keep her from finding the truth? The Blackout team must uncover dark secrets hiding beneath seemingly still waters. But those very secrets might just tear the team apart.

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About the  Author

USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than two million copies, and two are currently being developed as movies.

Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.

For more information, visit her website:

More from Christy

Dark Water is the fourth series in the Lantern Beach Universe. When I created the fictional island of Lantern Beach, NC, I had no idea how popular it would be. I’ve fallen in love with the people there, and they feel more like friends than fictional characters.

Dark Water is about a group of former Navy SEALs who band together to former an elite private security firm. But they all share secrets, as well as guilt over the death of their SEAL leader. In order to move on, they must find answers.

I introduced Colton Locke in the last book of the Lantern Beach PD series—Plan of Action. I knew he needed his own book and that I wanted to develop his character more. That turned into a four-book series featuring Colton and three of his friends. Blackout contains suspense, mystery, and romance—all of my favorite things!

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Genesis 5020, May 4
Remembrancy, May 6
Emily Yager, May 6
Betti Mace, May 7
Simple Harvest Reads, May 9 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
CarpeDiem, May 13


To celebrate her tour, Christy is giving away the the grand prize package of a signed copy of Dark Water and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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My Thoughts:

Wowza! What a thrill ride! I've read a couple of this author's books in the past and really enjoyed them, but with Dark Water Christy Barritt has earned a spot on my list of favorite authors! I loved this book SOOOO much, it's one of the best romantic suspense books I've read in 2020! 
I loved that the action and suspense starts on the first page and is pretty much nonstop from that point on, which is my favorite type of suspense story! 
I loved these characters so much! I admired Elise's determination, bravery, and compassionate heart, as well as how smart she is, she's a fabulous heroine, and I'd love to be friends with her if she were real! 
Colton, oh my word, swoon with a capital S! I admit I'm a sucker for protective heroes in books, and if they're a Navy SEAL, even better! So I knew I would love him, and love him I did! Colton was such an excellent hero, I loved his protectiveness, loyalty, honor, kindness, and his willingness to drop everything and be there when someone he cared about needed him! 
I loved that this book kept me guessing as to who the villain was, there were several possibilities that were entirely plausible and really put my armchair sleuthing skills to the test! 
I have not yet read any of the other books set on Lantern Beach, and I had no trouble at all following this one so I would say that Dark Water can definitely be read as a standalone. After having officially 'met' Cassidy and Ty in this book I'm excited to go back and read all of their stories in the Lantern Beach Mysteries and Lantern Beach PD series when I get a chance! 
I loved Dark Water so much, it's definitely one for the keeper shelf and I most highly recommend it! I can't wait to read the rest of the Lantern Beach Blackout series! 
(5 Stars!)

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!

The Wait Will Not Be Wasted by Lauren Lianne Review & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book:  The Wait Will Not Be Wasted

Author: Lauren Lianne

Genre: Non-fiction/Christian Living

Release Date: February 14, 2020

You’ve probably imagined the job, the spouse, the kids—and you knew what age you wanted it all to happen. However, all too often such plans go up in smoke, and you may feel confused and forgotten when reality doesn’t match your expectations. When life doesn’t go like you planned, can you still trust that God knows how to write the best stories? Instead of taking the pen to your own story, author Lauren Walton suggests refocusing on your Creator.

After spending years frustrated because life wasn’t going according to her plans, Lauren decided to give up control. It was then she learned God’s graciousness wasn’t based on getting what she wanted and that God’s perfect plan included an unexpected season. She wrote The Wait Will Not Be Wasted to help other single women during times of unfulfilled hopes. Lauren shares how self-reflection, journaling, and practical experience have led her to find deep fulfillment and a God-given purpose while she waits. It is her hope that her journey will help others see God’s goodness even during the most difficult times.

Though directed at single women, the concepts apply to any woman waiting for God to move in her life.

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About the Author

Lauren Walton is a native Floridian who now calls Nashville home. She loves traveling, dancing, staying active with her church community, and cheering on her Auburn University Tigers. Lauren’s faith has carried her through some tough times, and it is now her life goal to help others see God’s goodness even during the most difficult times.

More from Lauren

All I have ever wanted was to be a wife and a mom. In the life I had always imagined there were no other options. But then college came and went, moving to a new city and finding my first job came and went. And so many other milestones came and went, including my 35th birthday. As the years kept passing, I found myself still waiting. My heart felt confused and forgotten. I didn’t understand why God would give me this desire and then withhold it from me.

About eight years ago a friend wrote a verse in my journal. I loved it at the time but didn’t realize it would become my anthem in the future. She wrote Psalm 94:17, which says, “Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence”. I can’t tell you how many times I almost settled in silence but turns out God had other plans for me.

Many times I started to wonder if God really was the good God I had always thought He was. I grew up in church and had been taught from a young age to believe God was good no matter what. But as the wait got longer and longer He didn’t seem to be very good. At that point, I started questioning so many things as I felt my faith beginning to crack. I was terrified of what I might find if I dug into the pain so I pushed it aside, or at least tried to. I began to believe the lie that having doubts would make me a horrible Christian so I kept silent.  I was so afraid to ask the tough questions and was afraid of what those questions might say about me. Ignoring those concerns ended up being a breeding ground for all my doubts, which eventually led me to make decisions I normally would never have made. I lost sight of God’s goodness and found myself solely focusing on what I didn’t have… a husband and a family. This was a season filled with sadness and so much bitterness. I was so over being single and so frustrated with the way my life had turned out. But somewhere in the middle of all that hurt, and despite all my mistakes, God still came for me. He started teaching me all over again who He was as my Father. And how much He loved me.

As I started walking towards healing, I began to ask God the really hard questions my heart couldn’t make sense of, and I believe He started to answer me. So I started to write it all down. I kept a running note in my phone and I always felt like the things God was showing me and encouraging me with were not just for me. If God had me still waiting, there must be a reason and I was determined to figure out what that was. I eventually took a next step and went away for the weekend to write. I found the perfect Airbnb tree house and 7 chapters came spilling out.

At that point it became very clear this book needed to be written and I felt very strongly it needed to be written now… while I am still waiting and not when I am on the other side of my singleness. It’s my hope this will cause other women to lean into what I am saying, or better yet what God has to say. I believe these are His words and not mine anyway.

The Wait will not be Wasted is my “yes” to the Lord and my thank you for how far He has brought me. It’s my whole heart in written form, and the story of my victories and struggles while walking through my singleness. It’s not the pretty or cleaned up version of my story. It was very purposely written that way so we could all take a deep breath and know it’s okay, that it’s hard and it’s okay to make mistakes. I know I’ve made plenty.

I’m praying as women read these words they will discover this life is never going to be void of the hard but there is a very real and very big God who is bigger than anything we go through. I hope together we can begin to see our singleness through a new filter, as we began to shift our attention and see things more from God’s perspective instead of our own. Knowing this doesn’t mean the wait will all of a sudden be easier. But also seeing even through the pain there is a purpose to this season. And God is working all of it together for our good.

He’s always making sure not one minute of our pain is wasted.

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To celebrate her tour, Lauren is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Thoughts:

This is a great non-fiction read from a new-to-me-author! I made the decision to wait for God's best in a husband at the age of 16, I am now in my late twenties and still single, and I've found it difficult to find a book like this that I can really relate to in this stage of life, so of course I jumped at the chance to request a review copy of this one! This book is a bit different than I was expecting, I'd say it's a bit more of a memoir than your typical non-fiction book format, which actually really worked for me! I really appreciated that this is a book about waiting written by someone who is still waiting, and in fact there were many times while I was reading that I almost felt like the author had read my mind, because I could so clearly relate to what she was saying! I also loved that the author didn't pretend to have it all together and was very open about some of her emotional ups and downs as well as her epiphanies, I respect her all the more for her willingness to share all the realness! 
The Wait Will Not Be Wasted is a quick read, but it's chock full of wisdom, truth, and encouragement.
I found this book to be very helpful and it's definitely one for the keeper shelf that I'll be turning to time and again. Another thing that I really loved was the section titled "Songs to help you through the hard moments." I'm a big fan of the healing power of music and there are lots of great songs listed here that I will definitely be adding to my playlist!
Although this book is geared toward singles, everyone is in a season of waiting for something at one point or another and this book's teaching could definitely be helpful no matter what you're waiting for! 
I highly recommend The Wait Will Not Be Wasted! 
(5 Stars!)

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Audiobook Review: Edge of Truth by Kimberly Rose Johnson

About the Book

Two DEA agents.  One undercover mission.  Lives changed forever.

The DEA sends two of its best agents, Kara Nelson and Jeff Clark, to Central Oregon, to shut down a major drug ring. Kara and Jeff usually work alone, but Operation Trail Ride throws them undercover together in a way neither of them expected.
A notorious Miami drug lord wants Kara dead. Can these agents pull off the greatest acting job of their lives—and manage the sparks flying between them?  Or will they die trying?
Edge of Truth is the first book in the Law Enforcement Heroes series. A romantic suspense series with nail biting suspense and a splash of romance. If you like engaging characters, small-town antics, and page turning suspense, then you’ll love Kimberly Rose Johnson’s Law Enforcement Heroes series.

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My Thoughts:

This is an excellent romantic suspense read by a new-to-me-author! Edge of Truth starts off with a bang, literally, a bomb goes off on like page one or two! Which sets the action in motion and was a fantastic beginning for this type of story, I knew at that point I was in for an edge-of-my-seat thrill ride, and boy did this book deliver! 
The characters were wonderful and so well drawn. I really liked Kara, she was tough and independent, but at the same time she was also very willing to accept the help of Jeff and their fellow law enforcement officers, and she didn't take stupid risks by trying to prove she could take care of herself, I loved that! I loved Jeff, he was so protective of Kara and cherished her so tenderly that it warmed my heart! 
I loved that this story takes place on a ranch, that's one of my favorite settings! 
This story is SO good, it kept me engaged and enthralled throughout! 
I listened to this book in audio format, and the narrator did a fabulous job bringing the story to life! 
While this was my first read from Kimberly Rose Johnson it most definitely will not be my last because I am now hooked on her writing!
I loved everything about Edge of Truth, it's a fabulous romantic suspense and I highly recommend it! 
I am so looking forward to the next book in the Law Enforcement Heroes series!
(5 Stars!)

I received an audiobook copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!

About the Author

Kimberly Rose Johnson is the 2018 Faith Hope and Love Reader’s Choice winner for short contemporary novel. She’s married to her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance and romantic mystery that warms the heart and feeds the soul.
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Kimberly’s hobbies include reading, watching chick flicks, playing the piano, long walks with her hubby and their yellow lab, drinking coffee and eating dark chocolate.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Review: Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner

Happy release day to one of my favorite reads of 2020 Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by the incredible Bethany Turner! 
Check out my review below and be sure to head to Bethany's website for more info, and to follow her on the social medias!

About the Book

Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanaugh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel's other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.

When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he's sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public's good graces is to work alongside Hadley.

As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along, but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love. In the meantime, hide the knives.

Fan-favorite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humor and romance with this thoroughly modern story centered on cooking, enemies, and second chances.

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My Thoughts:

5 Stars! (More like a bazillion!)
*Picks jaw up off the floor* Wow, I'm speechless in the best way! Fair warning: there will be gushing galore in this review! I loved Hadley Beckett's Next Dish so much that no words I can string together could possibly come close to doing this amazing book justice, but I will try my best!
I loved Hadley! She is my favorite kind of heroine, smart, sassy, spunky, but also kind, caring, generous, and delightfully real! I'm claiming her as my new fictional BFF! Without spoiling anything let me just say that I absolutely loved how Hadley's faith was so evident in the way she treated all those around her and especially Max, such a beautiful reminder of the amazing grace Jesus Christ offers to us all! Hadley I wanna be like you when I grow up! LOL!
And Max, be still my swooning heart, where is my fainting couch when I need it?! I must admit that reformed bad boy isn't generally one of my favorite hero types, but as soon as Max came on the scene, even though he tried his best to keep me from liking him at first, I liked him anyway because I could tell there was more to him than just acting like a jerk, and those feelings promptly turned to love and before I was halfway done I knew without question that he is my favorite hero of Bethany Turner's, and that I had found my newest book boyfriend! Max is definitely one of my favorite heroes of 2020! Why is Max so awesome, and why do I love him so much? Well, you're just gonna have to read the book to find out! ;)
I don't consider myself a foodie, but I do love food and this book gave me an absolutely fascinating glimpse into the life and mind of a professional chef. I felt like I was cooking right alongside Hadley and Max! But make sure you have snacks on hand because reading this book will definitely make you hungry!
Hadley Beckett's Next Dish is a beautiful story of forgiveness and second chances, and a fantabulous romance that will touch your heart and have you grinning and laughing uncontrollably from beginning to end!
In my humble opinion this book is exactly the ray of hope the world needs right now in these scary and uncertain times!
Hadley Beckett's Next Dish is everything I dreamed it would be and so much more!
I absolutely loved every second of this book and it's definitely one of my favorite reads of 2020! Most highly recommended!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!

About the Author

Bethany Turner is the Director of Administration for Rock Springs Church in southwestern Colorado. A former VP/operations manager of a commercial bank and a three-time cancer survivor, Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she’s chosen to follow his call to write. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.

Review: This Wandering Heart by Janine Rosche

Happy release day to This Wandering Heart by my amazing friend Janine Rosche! This book is fabulous, and below you'll find info about the book and the author as well as my review! 😍

About the Book

This Wandering Heart (Berkley-May 5, 2020)

In the first entry in the Madison River Romance series, Keira Knudsen gets the traveling opportunity of a lifetime, but when she reunites with her first love, Robbie, she learns that even a wandering heart needs a home….  No one in the quaint town of West Yellowstone, Montana, knows that unassuming geography teacher Keira Knudsen moonlights as sensational travel blogger Kat Wanderfull. No one, that is, except for her first love, Robbie Matthews, who has just discovered the woman he is falling for online is the same one that broke his heart five years ago.  But Robbie has another problem: the mother of his daughter, Anabelle, has resurfaced after a three-year absence determined to rip Anabelle away from him. Robbie needs a steady paycheck for a chance at custody, and now, on the eve of a grand adventure that could give Keira a chance to flee her old, troubled life once and for all, she is in need of assistance.  With so much broken trust between them, Keira and Robbie must keep an arms-length away to make this partnership work. But the more time they spend together, exploring majestic places and sharing new experiences, the closer they get–until their secrets and dreams threaten to cost them everything.

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My Thoughts:

5 Stars! (Scratch that, all the stars in the sky!)
After loving Mistletoe Menagerie last year I knew I'd love this book, and *blissful sigh* I totally and completely did!
I know that no words I can string together will come anywhere close to doing this incredible book justice, but I will try my best!
This book blew me away, it filled my heart with joy, and I was faced with the age-old bookworm dilemma: not wanting to stop reading, but also hating to see the book end!
Keira and Robbie instantly felt like friends to me and I was wholeheartedly cheering for them from the start. I am totally Team Robbie, he is so sweet, humble, caring, and thoughtful that I was constantly swooning, he completely stole my heart and has yet to return it to me!
Every time I thought this book couldn't possibly get any better, it did!
There seriously isn't a single thing that I didn't love about this book, and I already want to re-read it, that's how much I loved it!
The faith story and message in this book wrapped itself around my heart and will stay with me for a long time to come.
This book tackles some difficult topics, but does so with grace and sensitivity, while at the same time not downplaying how deeply they affect people.
This book gave me all the feels! I love the author's sense of humor! This book never failed to make me laugh at just the right moment, and melted my heart from start to finish!
This Wandering Heart possesses everything I love most in a contemporary romance and so much more!
Janine Rosche has earned a permanent spot on my list of favorite authors!
This Wandering Heart is one of the best books I've read so far this year, and definitely has a spot on my list of favorite reads of 2020!
This book made me so happy! It's definitely one for the keeper shelf, and I anticipate it being my go to read anytime I'm having a bad day because I know it will put a smile on my face!
I love, love, LOVED this amazing book so much, and I can't recommend it highly enough! Seriously, go order it ASAP, you need this book in your life!
I cannot wait to read Ryann's story, Wildflower Road!

I received a copy of this book from the author. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts are one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

About the Author

Although I reside in Ohio with my husband, four children, and two spoiled Labrador retrievers, I have lived and traveled all over the United States. Since each of these lovely places has stolen a piece of my heart, I write to revisit them.

My stories are set in rustic towns, along rivers and between mountains where love is sweet, faith is genuine, and ever afters are happy. I promise you'll always find inspiring characters, moving tales of redemption, and riveting romance.

My Madison River Romance series from Berkley Romance is set on Montana’s Madison River just west of Yellowstone National Park. The series includes Mistletoe Menagerie (Nov 2019), This Wandering Heart (May 2020), Wildflower Road (Oct 2020), and Glory Falls (Jan 2021). And don’t miss On Angel Wings in the Love’s Pure Light Christmas collection (Barbour) in September 2020. 

In addition to writing novels, I teach university courses in Human Development and Family Relations, and I am certified in Family Life Education. This education and experience has led to the production of the Love | Wander | Read Journal, a quarterly digital magazine that provides inspiration for a life well-lived.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Anchored by Death by Catherine Finger Review & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book:  Anchored by Death

Author: Catherine Finger

Genre:  Christian Mystery/Thriller

Release Date: June, 2017

Police Chief Jo Oliver needed a little time to herself. But when her escape to Wisconsin turns deadly, she teams up with FBI agent Nick Vitarello, hoping to catch the Bow Tie Killer. Their romantic past and complicated present leads them into uncharted territory as they match wits with a psychopath bent on destroying everything they hold dear.

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About the Author

Catherine Finger loves to dream, write, and tell stories. Retired from a wonderful career in public education, she celebrates the ability to choose how to spend her time in a new way during the second half of life. So far, she chooses to write books, ride horses, serve others, and generally find her way into and out of trouble both on the road and at home.  She lives in the Midwest with a warm and wonderful combination of family and friends.

More from Catherine

Thank you for your interest in the Jo Oliver thriller series. Today we celebrate Anchored by Death—book three in the series. The basic plot for this book came as a result of an FBI workshop I attended on how profilers track killers. A particular method was presented that really stuck with me. As I thought it over, I had the idea to combine a map of Wisconsin with the tracking technique I had learned, and I actually built the crime scenes around the theory. I then created a killer who would do the sorts of things I had mapped out, and in that order. This was a satisfying challenge for Josie and I enjoyed my research jaunts throughout Wisconsin while writing the chase and takedown scenes.

When Josie’s off the clock and spending time with family and friends, you can catch our heroine in the kitchen. Ever since her infamous Flourless Chocolate Cake appeared in Anchored by Death, fans have requested the recipe. For the epicurean readers, here is the recipe she used when preparing this special treat:


12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

1 ½ sticks butter

¼ salt

6 eggs, room temp

1 ½ cups sugar (white granulated or brown will do)

Confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder for dusting top and cake stand

How To:

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare springform or regular round pans with nonstick spray or butter and flour.

Melt chocolate, butter, and salt—microwave will work in a pinch—or add all to heatproof bowl and place over small saucepan of simmering water to melt without burning. Set aside to cool

Beat eggs and sugar until light and thickened, around 6-8 minutes. Fold in melted chocolate mixture until completely combined.

Pour batter into buttered and floured cake pan—springform or regular round—and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 90 minutes, until a toothpick comes out wet but relatively clean.

Allow cake to cool completely before removing from pan. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and cocoa—Jo used a stencil for a quick and pretty design.

Thanks again for celebrating Anchored by Death—and know that I appreciate you. Readers are a special breed. As a lover of the written word and an author, I invite you to enjoy the read.

Blog Stops

Betti Mace, April 27
Holly Jo Morris, April 27
Older & Smarter?, April 28


To celebrate her tour, Catherine is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Thoughts:

This is such a great Christian mystery/suspense novel! I've been searching for a good thriller series featuring a strong female main character and I have definitely found it in the Jo Oliver Thriller series! Anchored By Death is an excellent story with tons of twists and turns, it's my favorite book of the series so far! Jo is such an awesome character, I love how delightfully real she is, her struggles are so relatable and I found myself learning and growing right alongside her. 
I love Nick! He is an awesome and totally swoon-worthy hero, and I love that he unconditionally loves Jo just the way she is! 
I also love Gino, he is such a fabulous character, and he makes me smile every time he appears on the page, I would love to see the author write a story starring him! 
The mystery in this book was great, and totally kept me glued to the page! I loved Anchored By Death and highly recommend it! I think this book could be read as a standalone, but to get the richest reading experience I would recommend reading Cleansed By Death, and Shattered By Death before this one! 
A super great read and I'm looking forward to reading Capsized By Death! 
(5 Stars!)

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!