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Stress Test

I was so excited to see that Richard Mabry was coming out with a new book, Stress Test. I randomly picked up a book of his in a bookstore several years ago and was captivated by this new genre he seems to have carved out for himself - Christian medical suspense (my three favorite things rolled into one!). So when I received a copy of Stress Test, I was beyond excited and couldn't wait to read it. The story follows Dr. Matt Newman, who is falsely accused of murder and nearly killed - several times. He teams up with lawyer Sandra Murray to prove his innocence against nearly unsurmountable odds. It captivated me from the first page and I couldn't put it down. It was the perfect blend of suspense and intrigue. I finished it in less than 24 hours! Read this book - you will not regret it. I can't wait to read even more books by Richard Mabry. I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Truth Stained Lies

As Terri Blackstock is one of my favorite authors, I was thrilled to learn she had a new series coming out! The first book in the Moonlighters series is Truth Stained Lies. Cathy Cramer's brother is framed for the murder of his estranged wife, and she becomes a private detective to help uncover the truth and free him from jail. The storyline was engaging, fast paced, and hooked me right away. However, I was able to guess the identity of the killer within the first several chapters of the book (I can do that with most books, though, so maybe it's just me). Also, the chapters jumped back and forth between characters a bit too much for me - it made it a little difficult to follow the story at times. Other than that, I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down and read it within 24 hours of receiving it. Definitely another Blackstock classic, and I can't wait for book 2 to come out! I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.…

One Glorious Ambition

When I first picked up One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick, I didn't expect too much from it. It's not the usual genre of book I enjoy, so I was uncertain how much I would enjoy the story. However, I found myself sucked in to the story of Dorothea Dix. The author did a good job of turning a true story into an "inspired by" novel - not an easy task that many don't do well. I will say that parts of the storyline dragged a bit and went a little slow, but overall the storyline was engaging and page turning, in spite of the few rougher spots. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Journey Beyond Being Catholic

My Journey Beyond Being Catholic by Connie Limmex was an inspiring testimonial about Connie's conversion from Catholicism to evangelicalism. I always enjoy reading testimonials such as these since I grew up Catholic as well. In fact, this is almost the author's entire life story, which was interesting to read as well. This would be a good book to share with a Catholic friend - it's not judgmental, and very clear in presenting the Gospel. I also enjoyed the pictures shown throughout the book. My only complaint about this book would be that it jumps around in time quite a bit throughout the story without much explanation or context, so it was rather confusing to read at times. I wasn't sure what point she was at in her life in all the stories throughout the book. A bit more clarification on timeline is needed, as it isn't a "point A to point B" story and goes back and forth in time quite a bit. However, even with this minor complaint, I would definitely r…