Reunited by Danger (Cedar Key Series)

Title: Reunited by Danger (Cedar Key Series)
Author: Carol J. Post
Pages: 224
Year: 2017
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating 5 out of 5.
Have you ever gone to your high school reunion and been surprised by how some people have changed and the choices they made brought a different result to their adulthood? Right from the beginning, in the final book of the Cedar Key Series, readers will be hooked and drawn in when at a reunion one classmate is discovered dead outside. That is just the beginning of six people who were close during high school and now are slowly but surely being eliminated one by one. It all starts with a Facebook invite to the party by what turns out to be a deceased classmate.
Amber Kingston and Detective Caleb Lyon are collaborating to find the killer before anymore classmates disappear. However, one of the people the killer is after is Amber herself. Amber is a local police officer who initially isn’t afraid for her life, but when the killer ups the ante, Amber’s thinking changes.
The story kept me on the edge of my seat with my heart beating in excitement while also trying to figure out who is after these classmates after a decade. Plus, I enjoyed the way the character, Caleb, comes to a point where he must decide to risk loving again and entrusting the future with Amber to God. I hope folks take the time to enjoy each of the Cedar Key books as each was such a joy to read. While people are at it, they may consider sharing the books with other readers, be they family, friends, or coworkers.

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Buried Memories (Cedar Key Series)

Title: Buried Memories (Cedar Key Series)
Author: Carol J. Post
Pages: 224
Year: 2017
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
What an intense and mind-blowing story! I have read the prior three novels in the Cedar Key Series: Hidden Identity, Shattered Haven and Mistletoe Justice with each being an exciting tale. However, the author outdoes herself with this story from the start. Some of the characters return from the other books and the action takes place mainly in Cedar Key, but what captured my attention was guessing if the main character, Nicki Jackson, really saw her mother murdered or not.
Throughout the book, Nicki is being stalked, threatened, and a victim of vandalization of all she owns because someone thinks she can identify the man who took her mother’s life 20 years ago. The nightmares return of that night when the Nicki learns the case has been reopened. Her best friend from her broken childhood is back from serving his country, Tyler Brant, and he wants to keep her safe. In order to do so though, he must face his past experience and allow God to heal his mind, heart and soul.
The twists and turns in the book kept me guessing as to who was after Nicki, and if it was more than one person. Plus, the now budding romance between the best friends seemed to be on then off again and I longed to see the two characters with broken pasts, healed and have hope in their future. Let me just share there are some surprises in the book and the ending was the best, a real “I didn’t see that coming” type of response!
So, enjoy the Cedar Key Series now with this 4th installment!

Mistletoe Justice (Cedar Key Series)

Title: Mistletoe Justice (Cedar Key Series)
Author: Carol J. Post
Pages: 224
Year: 2015
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
The Cedar Key series includes prior books titled, Hidden Identity and Shattered Haven. While each book in the series is a unique story, the place and characters continue throughout. Reading all the stories isn’t absolutely necessary, but I know I enjoyed each book more knowing what occurred in other novels.
Carol J. Post takes readers on an adventure in this book when Darci Tucker who formerly owned her own store now works for a man who is turning out to have dubious business transactions. Darci needs the job to support her and her autistic son Jayden so Darci tries to ignore what she is sensing, but soon it seems that ignoring the danger isn’t going to make it go away. Her boss is doing something on her computer during off-business hours and when Darci discovers what is happening, the tension skyrockets!
Conner is one of the mechanics working there. His sister also worked there and then disappeared. Is Darci going to disappear too or is she going to jail with the boss setting her up to take the fall? For a couple hours of entertainment and action, faith and romance, here is an author whose books you don’t want to miss!

 

Hidden Identity (Cedar Key Series)

Title: Hidden Identity (Cedar Key #1)
Author: Carol J. Post
Pages: 218
Year: 2015
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Megan is living in Cedar Key and hoping no one can find her. When she helps rescue a senator from a plane crash she becomes the center of peoples’ unwanted attention. Megan is trying to live a life free from her past and all the fear she carries around with her daily. Now that her face is on the news, she knows it is only a matter of time until the past catches up to her, and just may kill her. However, she does have some protection and the attention of a police officer, Hunter Kingston, along with the help of some of his fellow officers. As time goes by though the line between protection and attraction is getting blurred. Just how many times can Megan continue to guard her heart, and stay alive another day to enjoy the friends she is making?
This is a riveting suspense-filled story readers will enjoy for the action and also for the possibility of a relationship between Hunter and Meagan!

Shattered Haven (Cedar Key Series)

Title: Shattered Haven (Cedar Key Series)
Author: Carol J. Post
Pages: 216
Year: 2015
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
In this installment of the Cedar Key series, the focus is on finding the stalker who is relentlessly terrorizing Allison. She has come to Cedar Key to start her life over and leave the shame of her past behind. So, Allison sails customers around various points on Cedar Key which helps supports herself. She loves the freedom sailing brings! Now, the well-built wall she has around her heart is in danger of crumbling when she meets a former police officer named Blake from Dallas.
But wait there is more to the story! Carol J. Post has crafted a tale that will bring readers into the adventure and keep them turning pages until the very end. I love her writings as she brings faith, romance, mystery and a touch of danger all together. I quickly got caught up in the story and wondered how it was all going to come to a climax and then conclusion. Carol does an excellent job of showing faith in action along with the wrestling of trust the characters go through and then ending with God’s faithfulness.
So, grab a copy and enjoy a few hours in the Florida sunshine by way of Cedar Key books!

A Taste of Torah (A Devotional Study Through the Five Books of Moses)

Title: A Taste of Torah (A Devotional Study Through the Five Books of Moses)
Author: Keren Hannah Pryor
Pages: 280
Year: 2016
Publisher: First Fruits of Zion
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Have you ever gotten a thought of going on a journey then proceeded to just go? Or do you take time to prepare, make reservations, perhaps read books, watch movies about where you plan on going? Recently, I began to become disenchanted by the devotional offerings that I was coming across. Many were shallow or written to take less than one minute per day. My walk with God toward a deeper relationship was certainly not happening. I wanted to grow. I didn’t want regurgitated words based on a few or single verses of the Bible.
All of that led me to look for more and by the grace of God and leading of the Holy Spirit I came across the ministry of First Fruits of Zion. A messianic ministry for both a Jewish and Gentile audience. Their loving presentation of information drew me to look at what they offered. Hence, I came across the devotional I am sharing with you today. Most people avoid the first half of the Bible and read the New Testament, seeing no need or reason to read the first part of God’s Word. I always saw that as sad because all the Bible God gave; therefore, all of it we must need or God wouldn’t have given it to us.
Here is a devotional that will really, I hope, touch your heart, mind and soul for Him. This devotional has opened my eyes to see the deeper and impacting truth that isn’t easily seen or known by just reading the five books of Moses. Even today’s reading for me helped me grasp in a fresh and powerful way the meaning and use of the sacrifices that God set up and how they lay the foundation for all that occurs thereafter in the prophets, writings and New Testament.
Please grab a copy and spend time being renewed, refreshed and taught in a way that perhaps you never have before!

Devil in the Dust

Title: Devil in the Dust
Author: Cara Luecht
Pages: 308
Year: 2017
Publisher: Heritage Beacon Fiction
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Cara Luecht writes a type of fiction that grabs the attention and heart of readers while developing a truly intriguing story. Here readers read about a small town barely hanging on during a drought that has already lasted three years. Many of the residents who are still living there remember when the grass was green and the wheat fields abundant. Now, when they see a black cloud forming on the horizon, it isn’t for a coming rainstorm but a horrible dust storm that can last for days.
The local merchant’s brother comes roaring into this setting with a new car, clothes and a reason he refuses to state. Randall Mitchell is going after the only girl who is young enough to interest him and she believes that in him she can assist caring for her family because he presents a rich front. What begins to unravel is a man who has come with sinister reasons and a dark secret. Will he be found out?
The story really had me wondering what was going to happen to several of the town’s residents whether it was during a dust storm, spiritually or otherwise. Cara writes very interesting tales that I find myself easily drawn into and coming away feeling I won’t forget the book any time soon. The Owen’s family, which is at the center of the story, will grab your heart and inspire hope against hopelessness that life will turn out for the better.
Enjoy the book and perhaps share with a family member or friend!