Friday, July 10, 2020

Crushing Depths (Coastal Guardians)

Crushing Depths 

(Coastal Guardians #2) 

Paperback – ebook, audio, hardback

June 30, 2020

They know the power and peril of the ocean.
But as they get closer to the deadly truth . . .
An even greater danger lurks just beneath the surface.

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker, Coast Guard Investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are flown to the scene thirty-eight miles from shore. Tensions aboard the rig are high, and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the "plague on the environment" from continuing its work. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating on board about an ancient curse lurking in the depths below.

Mounting evidence shows the death might not have been an accident. Was the man killed by one of the activists or, more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only numerous suspects, but also their own haunted pasts and their attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems about to break open, worse news arrives: a tropical storm has turned their way. Now they're cut off from any rescue--right where the killer wants them.

My thoughts (lvh):  THE CRUSHING DEPTHS is the second book in this series (The first is The Killing Tide)  but it easily stands alone. This series follows a CGIS team as they work together to investigate a death at sea.... and discover way more than they expected.

A second chance love, a strong faith message, and plenty of action keep the pages turning. I couldn't wait to see what happens next and now I'm anxious for the next book.

There were some expected cases of who-dun-it and why and some out-right surprises.  

Grab your copy today!  Ms. Pettrey is one of my favorite romantic suspense writers,

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.    

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Heart of a Hero (Global Search and Rescue #2)

Heart of a Hero 

(Global Search and Rescue #2) 

Paperback – ebook, hard cover

June 2, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Heart of Mercy (Georgia Peaches)

The Heart of Mercy 

(Georgia Peaches #4) 

Paperback – ebook

July 3, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Book Spotlight: The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller

The Carousel Painter 

by Judith Miller

Paperback – ebook, hardcover, audio

  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009
  • ASIN: B00B853P9O

Without the means to support herself after her father dies, Carrington Brouwer receives the opportunity to use her artistic talent at her friend's father's carousel factory. But the men at the factory are not happy that a woman has been given the very desirable job of painting the elaborately carved horses. When mishaps occur at the factory and jewelry disappears from the home of the factory owner, accusations swirl. Is the handsome young factory manager truly Carrie's ally or will he side with those who believe she should be fired?

About Judith Miller

Judith is an award winning and best-selling author of historical fiction for Bethany House Publishers. With a love of history, a dash of romance and a touch of mystery, Judith transports her readers to another time and place. Her passion for history and love of God keep her inspired. Judith and her husband are empty-nesters who live in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Judy blogs with four other historical novelists at

Monday, July 6, 2020

The Berenstain Bears Honesty Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)

The Berenstain Bears Honesty Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story) 

Paperback – EBook, Audio

March 3, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Our Homes, or Our Minds and Hearts? by Heidi Dru Kortman

Text: John 10:38-42
“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. . . Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
On the most obvious levels, this is a story of two able-bodied women who decided to open their home to Jesus and his apostles. What significance should it hold for us?
Although we do not bustle about as quickly as average people, we do take on activities and make promises intending to honor God. What happened to Martha can also happen to us. If we allow it, our commitments will overwhelm our attention. We may also worry too much about daily duties and necessities, since these take us more effort to arrange. Do you see how easy it is to overlook the miraculous fact: God is with us, waiting to talk to us?
Because our physical mobility takes so much of our effort, we frequently spend more time “just sitting.” Do we take sufficient advantage of this time to cherish our connection with God, or do we allow our minds to run on useless “hamster wheels” of preoccupation? Our jobs, homes, and finances can change at a moment’s notice. If our minds are always stuck on temporary events or actions, we hinder our souls in attempting to learn the indestructible eternal things that make our efforts useful in God’s plans. How much does our distraction from Jesus and his words detract from our witness by making us irritable? Let’s make a daily effort to mimic Mary, who chose to listen and receive the gifts of God that no one, and no situation can ever take away.

Heidi Dru Kortman DTM

God's gifts and call are irrevocable.

Heidi Dru Kortman, a CWG Apprentice graduate, ACFW member since 2004, and Word Weaver member has published devotionals in various newsletters, and a collected volume of devotionals. Her poetry, flash fiction, and short stories have appeared in small magazines, and a website. She is applying herself to the task of writing smoothly polished fiction.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Book Spotlight: Devil in the Dust

Devil in the Dust 

Paperback – ebook, audio

April 6, 2017

Crushing Depths (Coastal Guardians)

Crushing Depths  (Coastal Guardians #2)  Paperback – ebook, audio, hardback June 30, 2020 by  Dani Pettrey     (Author...