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I loved this story. I hated this story. The Biblical Adam and Eve lived in purity. (The part I loved.) They fell. (The part I hated.)
 
I had a less tainted view of the first couple until I read “First Family.” Alice did a great job in showing the results of sin. 
 
I’ve thought often of Adam and Eve, but not quite as dark and deep as this book portrays them. It caused me to think, to ponder the pain the parents felt when they had to give up the garden, then their son, to an eternal resting place within the earth and the sadness of losing their other son the same day. 
 
As a parent, I can’t imagine the hurt they experienced, the nightmares they lived. 
 
This book will stay with me for a long time. I appreciate Alice writing it, for it’s enriched my Bible study.
 
 
(Havah by Tosca Lee, the author of that book went deeper into the purity of the garden.) 

 

 

 

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Amazon Review:  It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Pearl Hossfuss, teacher, flees to the Dakotah Territory from her father’s arranged marriage.
 
Carl Hegland,  carpenter, leaves Minneapolis to find work in the Dakotah Territory.
 
Ruby Torvold, proprietor, continues to thrive in Little Missouri.
The characters were well developed and easily loved. Strength in character, Ruby continued to lead by listening to God.

Nestled in the Bad Lands of the Dakotah Territory, Little Missouri begins to grow. Progress, I love the word. The excitement fell off each page when the growth became apparent. 
 
One of my favorite scenes happened when Cat gave birth to kittens-in an underwear drawer. I grew up with cats and kittens were all around my house. 
 
I love reading about the old west, not sure I’d want to live there. Yet, the comradery seemed stronger during that period of time. Seemed like people needed each other more.

The ending took me by surprise.  

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Amazon Review: It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Ruby Torvald and her sister, Opal have received an inheritance from their long-lost father who left the family years prior to seeking his fortune in the Black Hills.
 
They leave Chicago and arrive at the mining town of Medora to claim their inheritance. Ruby is shocked at what their father has left them.
 
I enjoy a strong protagonist, and Ruby didn’t disappoint. Under opposition, she pressed into the unknown.
 
I got a small taste of life in early America. The lawlessness, the rawness, and the humanness all combined to make a great story. That journey started as a train ride. (Stirred memories of our train ride in the Black Hills of the Dakotas)
 
What a great story. I look forward to the next in this series, now that Lauraine Snelling has become one of my favorite authors.

 

 

 

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Amazon Review:  It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Real life situations and true to life struggles, make this an excellent read.  Andi, a missionary’s kid, now in college struggles to keep her purity.   Taz, in college with Andi, seeks to win more than Andi’s heart.
Fillmakers, Chase Ryan, and Keith Ellison seek to make Christian movies in a hostile Hollywood arena.
Relationships and marriages are strained, while sin gradually creeps in with its subtle hints that all is okay.
Weaving all the broken pieces together was God. After finishing the book remained a strong sense of prayer for my family, friends and me. What lurked in the shadows? Ready to destroy.
Great story. I can’t wait for the next in the series.

 

 

 

 

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It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Boone Drake has a beautiful wife and young son. As a cop, he’s rising through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department.
 
Until a horrible accident.
 
His life spirals downward until he comes face-to-face with a vicious gang leader.
 
Are you in a devastating period of time? or Have come out of such time? Questions, such as “God where are you?” or “God, do you care?” 
 
Boone went to the deepest and darkest depths. 
 
Life is not fair and bad things happen to good people. We don’t know why, but this book touches those subjects. 
 
I recently read a book by a popular secular author on a tragedy in the life of the main character. I didn’t finish the book because there was no hope. Unlike this read, hope is splattered throughout the book, even in the midst of great despair.
 
It’s a hard book to read, but one that’ll give insight into difficult situations. 

 

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Amazon Review: It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Bailey Flanigan is in theater and loves it. Brandon, a movie star, loves Bailey. Coach Cody turns the hearts of his team and the heart of his (dead) war buddy’s girl friend. 
 
Inspired and vertically challenged are the two take aways from this book. The characters are down-to-earth people trying to figure out their feelings via the Word of God. 
 
It’s like having an enjoyable bible study with friends. Easy going and loving. 

 

I loved the Empire State Building scene. It was as though I were there feeling the building swaying, looking over the edge, seeing the sights of the night.

The character, Brandon, brought surprises to the pages, while Bailey produced emotions. I found myself shedding tears a few times while I listened to this book.

  

 

 

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Amazon Review:  It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Mark Gillen loves his wife, Paula, and their five-year-old daughter.
 
When Paula gets an actress position in Europe, everything changes. She tells him she’s leaving.
 
Had it not been for the hope sprinkled in this story, I’d shut the book, never to return. 
 
This was a difficult book to read, in the sense of emotions, not style. Mark and the reader were plunged into the deepest valley, then slipped lower.
 
I found myself inner screaming to Mark, “Stop. Don’t do that.” Yet, a man with deep pain doesn’t act with logic.
 
What a powerful message to anyone who’s lost a spouse because of divorce or for any married couple to deter from divorce.
 
I’ll be forever affected by this story – in a good sense.
 
 
 

 

 
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Amazon Review: It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Cassidy Jones, a typical teenager, has her world turned upside down when a laboratory accident occurs. 


She now has incredible strength, speed, and enhanced physical senses.

I loved this book. Cassidy and Emery are excellent characters. They’re fun, adventurous, and great to spend several hours with.

This is a book for kids of all ages, even ones with grandchildren. Call me weird, but I enjoy going back to high school. This book took me there.

I have the second book already downloaded into in my Kindle and I’m ready for more adventures.

 
Amazon  KindleUnlimited – yes. 

 

 
Cassidy Jones and Vulcan’s Gift, Book Two
Cassidy Jones and the Seventh Attendant, Book Three
Cassidy Jones and the Luminous, Book Four

Cassidy Jones and the Eternal Flame, Book Five

 







 

 

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Amazon Review: It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison, filmmakers, seek to bring glory to God.
 
An impressive cast of characters.  A community of believers who knew how to touch heaven, bringing it to earth.
 
John Baxter, father and patriarch, leads his family. 
 
Each Baxter book reveals character worth emulating. To be invited to the Baxter Sunday meal would be equivalent to being asked to the White House.
 
I loved this story with its twists and turns. It encouraged and challenged my faith. “A good feeling,” resides with me now that I’ve finished the book. I look forward to the next in the series.

 

 

 

 

 
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Amazon Review: It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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The Year – 2149


The Setting – A world where leaders control citizens. Also… a 
flashback to America’s Revolutionary era.

Portia Abernathy, 19-years-old, seeks to uncover the truth from the past, to bring forth freedom.

I’m not a fan of dystopian stories. (Too dark for me) This is not like that. It’s a great read that enlightens the reader. There is hope, much like the spirit that dominated America at her birth.

Read this, you’ll be challenged and questions will form. Could this happen? Is this the direction we’re heading? How can we change course?

Abernathy, (cool name) is a strong character. She’s willing to risk all to achieve the truth that leads to freedom.

A very good read, with suspense and twists that lead to surprise.

Amazon     KindleUnlimited – Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Amazon Review:  It’s a military thriller with a heart. Commander Mark Steele has an exciting job in Special Forces. Though it’s dangerous, he knows his work is critically important. But that job separates him from his wife and child. When an injury brings him home, his wife is glad to have him back. But other issues cause struggles within the family, leading to distrust and hurt. Steele takes dangerous risks in his new work. The thriller plot thickens, as he seeks to save a life. But can he save his family?

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