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The Marshal’s Runaway Witness

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Title:The Marshal’s Runaway Witness
Author:Diane Burke
Pages:219
Year:2015
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
US Marshal Dylan McKnight takes his job seriously.He will do whatever necessary to make sure his witness testifies in a court case involving the head of the state’s mafia crime family.His witness is the accused’s daughter.She was slated to testify against him three years ago, but she tricked him and escaped.That put a serious dent in the court case as well as Dylan’s career.He thought they had been on the verge of a forever kind of relationship, but now he is determined not to make the same mistake again.He will keep a professional distance and keep his witness alive no matter what happens.
Angelina Baroni has been in hiding for three years.She witnessed her father kill someone and wanted to testify at his trial, but saw something in the courthouse that frightened her.She didn’t know whom to trust, except herself.Now, the trial, after various setbacks, i…

A Chance at Forever

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Title:A Chance at Forever (Teaville Moral Society #3)
Author:Melissa Jagears
Pages:352
Year:2018
Publisher: Bethany House
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
George Firebrook has returned to Teaville after leaving about six years ago.He has returned to make amends for his past behavior to many of the children he bullied as a child himself.He has a list of those he bullied and has written to some, asking for forgiveness and what he might do as reparation.He hasn’t gotten very many answers.Since he plans to stay in Teaville, he needs a job.He is a math teacher and there is an opening at the local school for such.He applies for the job and must be interviewed by the school board.He enters the room only to find himself facing one of the children he taunted most, Mercy McClain.He knows his chances of getting the job are now over, but he apologizes to Mercy anyway.He is a changed man and has given his life to the Lord.Mercy glares at him, promising him he will not get the job.He knows he deserves her …

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Send Down the Rain (A Novel)

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Title:Send Down the Rain (A Novel)
Author: Charles Martin
Pages: 352
Year: 2018
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
My rating is 5+ out of 5 stars.
While this is a fictious story, there is some truth in how men were treated when they returned home from serving where their country sent them.The last book I read written by Charles Martin was exceptional and this one is above and beyond Long Way Gone. Each story he writes is a stand alone with unexpected twists and turns, characters that seem lifelike and plots that are heart-grabbing from the first page.
Send Down the Rain is set in the early 1960s.I was a young toddler when the Vietnam War was happening, and my parents protected us form seeing the news so as not to upset us.However, now I am older and personally want to thank all who have served and are serving and apologize for those who didn’t or don’t give you the thanks you richly deserve.
The story is about a family that a father deserts, and a mother who works her tail off to provide for her two yo…

The Captured Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #3)

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Title:The Captured Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #3)
Author: Michelle Griep
Pages: 256
Year: 2018
Publisher: Barbour Books
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
The first two books in the series are written by other authors with book #1, The Mayflower Bride written by Kimberley Woodhouse followed by The Pirate Bride written by Kathleen Y’Barbo.Each book is a stand-alone story, though they follow a particular family line.Each is uniquely written in a way to capture the heart and imagination of the readers.In this third book of the series from Michelle Griep, I found myself a bit more involved in the story whether it was because of the romance, danger, intense moments or the faith of some unusual characters I can’t say for sure.I only know that I truly was lost in the story as it was also filled with a couple different mysterious scenes that I wasn’t sure how they were going to be played out in the book.
Many times, I felt as if I was there viewing the action, danger, conversations and more.It ca…

Primary Suspect (LIS)

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Title:Primary Suspect (LIS)
Author: Laura Scott
Pages: 224
Year: May 2018
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Laura Scott has written a very captivating tale of a nurse who is suddenly thrust into running for her life when she walked in on an attempt to murder a patient named Mitch Callahan. When ER nurse Dana Petrie entered the room, it was simply to thank Mitch for attempting to save her husband who was fighting a fire with Mitch three years prior.What she got was knocked down by an assailant, Mitch helping her up and asking for her assistance in escaping the hospital!That happens in just the first few pages of the story!
What follows is a pulse-racing tale of attempting to stay under the radar until the assailant can be identified and caught.However, somehow the person(s) continue to find them no matter what Mitch or Dana do to remain ghosts.Mitch’s brothers lend help, but somewhere there seems to be someone listening in to confidential conversations or findin…

Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice #2)

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Title:Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice #2)
Author: Rachel Dylan
Pages: 320
Year: 2018
Publisher: Bethany
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
When you start reading this story, be prepared to be unavailable until the end!In the story, we meet a seasoned prosecutor who witnesses a vicious crime and is the only witness to the perpetrator.At first, it sounds like a simple or somewhat straight forward tale, but don’t believe it!What I found inside was a very suspense filled thriller that had me turning pages until I was done!
The first book in the series is titled, Deadly Proof and I so enjoyed that one that I highly anticipated Rachel Dylan’s next book.Yet, the author exceeded all my expectations and hope for a legal thriller!One of the main characters is Sophia Dawson whose legal practice is in white collar crimes after being in another division for the prosecutor’s office.When she starts to investigate boxes of paperwork and begins trial preparation after the criminal trial as a witness, what follows …