May 30, 2014

Second Chances by Rachel R. Vaughn

What its about:
Kate Strickland Ross is small-town attorney seeking election to a local judicial position, who has just discovered that her son Trey has been arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder in a neighboring college town. Although she is highly respected in the small town where she practices law, Kate has an ugly secret that, until now, she has successfully hidden for more than twenty years. Her son’s legal troubles and the sudden exposure of her dark past now threaten to ruin her chances of winning the election and to destroy relationships with the people she loves. Thanks to Wade Anders, a long-time friend to Kate and mentor to her son, she soon discovers that she is the target of an angry young man bent on revenge for misdeeds he believes Kate committed long ago against his deceased mother. It turns out that the vengeance-seeker, Andy, has been insinuating himself into the lives of the Ross family for years as part of a twisted plot to destroy Kate personally and professionally. Andy’s discovery of Kate’s secret gives him an advantage in his attempt to harm her reputation and, in his mind, insanely justifies the criminal rampage he has carried out thus far.

Kate is forced to face her past, along with the consequences it brings, and in doing so she has to unearth the enormous guilt that she has suppressed for decades. In the mean time, Wade, who is in love with Kate, desperately seeks evidence to clear her son’s name, and in the process, discovers that most of the people who have wronged Andy have wound up dead. Alarmed and convinced that Kate’s and Trey’s lives are in danger, Wade soon shockingly finds himself at Andy’s mercy, and he is compelled to reveal a long-held dark secret of his own which could devastate his own relationships with Kate and Trey

My thoughts on the book:
I could easily hands down give this book a four and a half stars out of five. From My understanding this is the authors first book and I think she did not pull out any stops for this book. I can not wait to read more from her. I can tell you this my only disappointment was I wish it was longer. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first few pages. Its a complete page turner and you will be sad when it ends.
As Kate and Wade are both haunted from their past and you find the story being followed by a few people it does not get distracting at all it flows well. When they are forced to face the past there are so many involved it wont be easy to handle it. All the while Andy and Trey are brought together by school or so it seems, Andy has something to hide and it "appears" Trey does too, or does he?
Rachael Vaughn takes each character and gives them real life circumstances and flaws, she does a good job showing that God's grace is for everyone, not just who we think are perfect. A true book about second Chances. I really think that if you are looking for a quick read (should only take a few hours) and a page turn this here is your book. You can not go wrong!!
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May 3, 2014

Rise and Shine by Sandra Bricker

What this book is about:

     Shannon Malone thought she’d found her happy ending when she married Edmund Ridgeway, but a diving accident on there honeymoon left her in a coma. 
    Fast forward ten years Shannon makes up to find out she is now 30 and  Edmund has died of cancer and the world has continued with out her and she now has a lot of battles to fight as well as getting caught up in a world she no longer knows. Her Doctor Daniel Petros and her 3 loving aunts are ready to help her learn everything she miss. But the mean time she can’t seem to figure out this new world: cell phones, tablets and dealing with the loss of her husband. She finds one friend are corky hound dog who appears out of no where and she just knows he's hers. All the while she also struggles with reality and her favorite tv show, whats her past and whats her tv reality. She is also faced with one memory she just knows she doesn't want to deal with Edmund’s sister Millicent.
   All the while she is building a friendship with her way cute Dr. Will she be able to over look some of the past and move into the feature and find love again? Will Daniel’s kiss finally wake her once and for all or will the reality be to much for her to take? 

Join Shannon and her friends and family as she rediscovers who she is and where she is going!

My Review of this Book:

Sandra has done it again and you will not be disappointed. Sandra has got to the heart of the matter and gets you sucked in right away and all you can do is enjoy it and hope it doesn't end.This modern day Sleep Beauty is just so cute. I wasn't even through the book all the way when I knew I wanted to read this again and wanted to tell just about anyone who would listen about the book. I love how the characters could be a friend or some one you meet in real life. The story is so life like that you wonder if it really has ever happened and you find yourself including the characters in your prayer list at night. I love how Sandie can make you laugh and cry and leave you still wanting more.

If you have never read any of Sandie's book grab this one and I know you will want to read all of her other books.You are always guaranteed to Laugh in everyone of her books. Each one of her books have character and is very enjoyable and something you will not want to miss out on.

I would give this book a Five star for sure.

Go get your copy at this link or at your favorite book store.