Interview with Robin Caroll | Hidden in the Stars

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Fast paced and suspenseful, Carroll makes sure you keep turning pages until you know the whole story. - Jessica Higgins

The series itself is like a quilt, a patchworked creation of several different materials by several different people that ultimately forms a cohesive whole. Hidden in the Stars is an excellent addition to the quilt. - Josh Olds

In the Heart of the Dark Wood – Billy Coffey

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In the Heart of the Dark Wood
by Billy Coffey

Genre: Christian, Fiction, Suspense

Published by Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: October 2014

Reviewed by Jessica Higgins

Purchase at Amazon five-stars

Quick Hit – Billy Coffey brings the citizens of Mattingly back to life in this new tale of loss, life, and love!

The Spirit Box – George Mann

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The Spirit Box
by George Mann

Series: Sherlock Holmes

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Suspense

Published by Titan

Publication Date: August 2014

Reviewed by Kathleen Edwards

Purchase at Amazon four-stars

QUICK HIT – The newest Sherlock romp with twist and turns that fans of the famous detective will love.

Hidden in the Stars (Quilts of Love) – Robin Caroll

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Hidden in the Stars
by Robin Caroll

Series: Quilts of Love

Genre: Christian, Fiction, Suspense

Published by Abingdon Press

Publication Date: September 2014

Reviewed by Jessica Higgins

Purchase at Amazon four-half-stars

QUICK HIT – Fast paced and suspenseful, Carroll makes sure you keep turning pages until you know the whole story.

Lovely, Dark, Deep – Joyce Carol Oates

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Lovely, Dark, Deep
by Joyce Carol Oates

Genre: Anthology, Fiction, Literary

Published by Ecco

Publication Date: September 2014

Reviewed by E.L. Williams

Purchase at Amazon two-half-stars

QUICK HIT: Lovely, Dark, Deep is satisfying in its literary technique, but falls short in its scope. There wasn’t enough diversity or complexity to surprise and challenge the reader.

Wanting to Believe – Ryan Dobson

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Wanting to Believe
by Ryan Dobson

Genre: Christian Life, Christian Ministry, Non-Fiction

Published by B&H Publishing Group

Publication Date: September 2014

Reviewed by Josh Olds

Purchase at Amazon three-half-stars

QUICK HIT - In Wanting to Believe, Dobson chronicles his life in the limelight of celebrity culture—the highlights, the lowlights, and everything in between.

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Captives (The Safe Lands #1) by Jill Williamson

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Suspense

Publisher: Blink

In a dystopian future, eighteen-year-old Levi returns from Denver City with his latest scavenged treasures and finds his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed, and many–including his fiancée, Jem–taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Lands, a walled city that seems anything but safe.
Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Lands has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago … and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar’s dreams.

Meanwhile, their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands, and may be able to use his captivity to save not only the people of his village, but also possibly find a cure for the virus that threatens everyone within the Safe Lands’ walls. Will Mason uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Lands’ façade before it’s too late?

 

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Genre: Suspense, Mystery,

Publisher: Twisted Minds Press

The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend–a man struggling with his own demons–to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.

Before all evidence, the truth–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.

 

 

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Genre: Inspirational, Sports

Publisher: Tyndale

James McConnell’s one wish is that his nine-year-old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch. Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they’ve dreaded: Aaron’s cancer has relapsed.

As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime—a personal visit from one of his favorite professional baseball players—and the chance to make a bold request, his wish: to see his dad play in one major league game.

A former college standout, James fears he doesn’t have the talent it takes, even for one game, and that he’ll miss what could be Aaron’s precious last weeks. Yet how can he refuse his dying son’s wish?

Poignant and triumphant, Wish is the story of a father’s love, a family’s perseverance, and the miracles that can happen when you believe in the impossible.

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Genre: Suspense

Publisher: Ninie Hammon

Hammon captures the voices of backwoods Kentucky with skill and warmth. Her research adds depth to her novels. And in the end, she always twists and turns the plot, adds elements of mystery and suspense thrillers, leaves us with life lessons that feel as genuine as the characters.

 

A Secret Life – Lee Carver

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A Secret Life
by Lee Carver

Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance, Suspense

Published by Prism Book Group

Publication Date: August 2014

Reviewed by Jessica Higgins

Purchase at Amazon four-stars

QUICK HIT – Great World War II era romance between a young Jewish German boy and an American girl.

A.D. 30 – Ted Dekker

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A.D. 30
by Ted Dekker

Series: The Forgotten Way #1

Genre: Christian, Fiction, Historical, Suspense

Published by Center Street

Publication Date: October 2014

Reviewed by Josh Olds

Purchase at Amazon five-stars

QUICK HIT – For years, Ted Dekker has thrilled readers with everything from fantasy epics to serial killer thrillers to YA suspense, but this new novel is something he’s never done before. Step back into the year A.D. 30. Step back into the life of Maviah, the outcast daughter of a Bedouin. Step back into the time of Yeshua.

Atlas Girl – Emily Wierenga

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Atlas Girl
by Emily T. Wierenga

Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Non-Fiction

Published by Baker Books

Publication Date: June 2014

Reviewed by Jessica Higgins

Purchase at Amazon five-stars

QUICK HIT – Emily Wierenga’s raw emotion and honesty looking back on her young life will keep you pulled into her story.