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Active Defense by Lynette Eason

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  Active Defense  by  Lynette Eason  is full of the fast-paced suspense and action, along with a dash of romance, that the author is known for. Trauma Surgeon Heather Fontaine is home from Iraq and enjoying a party with her friends when she sees and senses that she has a stalker. She goes home and continues to see evidence of that, so she decides to disappear to protect her friends. However, Travis keeps tabs on her and wants to help her out, so he tracks her down only to find out that there is more going on than just a stalker. I have enjoyed each of the  Danger Never Sleeps  series books, and this third book in the series is as suspenseful as any of them. In Active Defense, the reader finds themselves back with the same bunch of friends from the first two books. I have enjoyed all of the characters in this whole series. The plot in Active Defense has a few twists and turns that I didn't expect. It all seemed realistic. I also liked how the relationship developed slow

Soul Raging by Ronie Kendig

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Soul Raging by Ronie Kendig is the exciting conclusion to the Book of the Wars Series. Leif Metcalfe has been missing parts of his life. He is angry and he is confused. That is where we left off at the end of book two, Storm Rising . Now he is searching for the answers in Soul Raging . Iska Todorova refuses to believe that Lief has gone over to the other side as he searches for the truth. Reaper continues to hunt for Lief as well so all of the characters we enjoyed from the team are back in this book .  I fell in love with all of these characters and pulled for them from the first book, Kings Falling and continued to pull for them all through Soul Raging . This book is full of action and a lot of twists and turns that the reader doesn't see coming. While Mercy and Cell are secondary characters, I fell in love them a bit more in this book as well. While I have not yet read the Tox series, I understand Canyon Metcalfe was part of that series and we get to see him back in Soul Ragin

Stories and Songs of Faith by Alexis A. Goring

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  Do you connect your faith music with your walk with God? Stories and Songs of Faith: My Journey With God by Alexis A. Goring is a year-long devotional for every week with part connection to music and part connection to the author's walk with God. All together it makes for a good mix.  Stories and Songs of Faith has 52 short readings in the book. Each one shares a personal story written by the author and mixed with Scripture that is easy to relate to and encouraging. She also shares how a song spoke to her in each devotional. I could enjoy and relate to all of her stories and found them all truly inspiring. However, I must admit, I didn't always know the song she was referencing. Still, that didn't take away from the enjoyment of the reading for me. I also thought that I could go back and read them again after finding and playing the songs so I would better know what she was talking about. At the end of each reading, she leaves a few questions for the reader to ask themse

Mom Vs. Dad by Lucy and Tom Riles

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  Mom Vs. Dad by Lucy and Tom Riles is a fun book about the little things that couples often end up fighting about. I think many couple would agree that some times those little things can feel like big things in the heat of the moment. Mom vs. Dad talks about the issues like: Sharing restaurant food with your partner, Are expiration dates really important?, How much should you pay the babysitter, and that ever present big issue, Should the toilet paper go over or under? Forty-one issues are debated throughout the book. Each chapter takes one of these issues and both parties share their sides. Then at the end of the chapter, you vote on who won, mom or dad? Mom Vs. Dad takes a light-hearted look at a variety of small married-people issues. I'm not really competitive or into the reality shows, but if you are, I think you would enjoy this book even more. I also think this book might offer a good way to talk with your spouse about some of these issues. It may help you both realize th

Do Life Differently by Jeff D. Reeter with Kris Bearss

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    There are a lot of leadership books out there so why read this one? This one is different. According to Jeff D. Reeter in Do Life Differently if you want to be a leader, you must first lead yourself. Do Life Differently is all about helping you become the best version of yourself that you can be, which will ultimately help you be a better leader. Do Life Differently is divided in to 3 parts after an introduction written by Dr. Ben Carson and and introduction written by Jeff Turner. Part one is "Lead Yourself--choosing a life by design," Part two is "Your global position," and Part three is about planning the course and living the dream. Jeff Reeter is a successful businessman and leader who has guided himself and many others on the leadership path. He shares his experiences, as well as the experiences of others as examples. He includes exercises and information on guiding yourself to be a good leader through some paper exercises.  There is a lot of good inform

Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott

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    Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott tells of the beauty and wonder of Yellowstone Park in the 1880s. For sure, it would have been wonderful to see it in that era and Scott does a nice job with describing the beauty of the area.   In Nothing Short of Wondrous , Lieutenant William Prescott enlists the aid of local hotel owner Kate to help him navigate the park so he can better track down poachers and other troublemakers. Kate is a widow with a seven-year-old son who is doing her best to work hard and protect the park. They try to help each other. There is a lot of good in this book but I was somewhat disappointed in Nothing Short of Wondrous . I struggled to get in to the story and enjoy the characters. The back of the book indicates that a big part of the plot is that Kate's son is kidnapped by a poacher who wants the boy to guide him. Will and Kate will then work together to rescue him. I kept waiting for this action to happen and it does not occur until the last few pag

To Read or Not to Read book journal from Ink and Willow Gifts

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  To Read or Not to Read: A Literary Journal for the Book Lover's Soul from Ink and Willow Gifts is a gorgeous book journal that would make a great gift for any bibliophile. The To Read or Not to Read book journal has pages to record your favorite authors, characters, books, and other book related quotes and information.  It is classic in its styling and sure to appeal to all genders from that stand point. It also allows you to create your own table of contents so the whole book is really customized for your book needs. There is plenty of space for book reviews and to include all of the information about that book that is important to you including your rating, notes, takeaways, why it inspired you, when it was published and when you read it and more. There is a fair amount of space to write but if you are a really lengthy writer there might not be enough for you. The journal measures a little over 6 by 7 inches in size so it would easily fit in most book bags. The paper and the