The Domino Effect

A Book Review

The Domino Effect

Esther Larsen is one of the best risk analyst in the country, but her boss doesn’t want to hear what she really has to say. He’s given her a gag order when it comes to talking about the real risks with the speculative investments he wants to do. These investments can earn him several hundred million dollars in a single day.

But Esther’s conscious continues to nag at her. She can see the writing on the wall. If the institutions of the world continue to do these types of trades, the entire global economy may come crashing down. But saying anything could cost her not only her job, but perhaps her life.

Is Esther willing to say what needs to be said before it is too late? Is this the time that God has prepared her for?

Traces of Guilt

A Book Review

Traces of Guilt

Every county has cases that have gone cold, but Carin County, Illinois is about to have two of their cold cases heated up. Evie Blackwell has a knack for solving real-life puzzles. When she turns her attention to two different missing persons cases she might just be able to solve the unsolvable.

While Gabriel Thane does a good job as Sheriff of Carin, he’s not sure about the hard questions that Evie directs toward the case. But he also realizes the benefit of having an unbiased investigator look at the evidence. Could the answer to these two cases have been right under his nose the whole time?

With new evidence coming in hopes rise that the answers to these mysteries will come to light, but can Evie and Gabriel find a way to solve the cases before they turn cold again?

A Tapestry of Secrets

A Book Review

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After watching her granddaughter flounder in her personal life, Perla Phillips is finally ready to share the secret she’s carried for 60 years. But after she invites her daughter and granddaughter to visit, her life takes an unexpected and complicated turn.

Has she waited too long to share the truth?

Will she ever be able to say the words her daughter and granddaughter need to hear? Or will she be forced to watch their lives fall apart all because she stayed silent for so long?

The Artisan’s Wife

A Book Review

The Artisan's Wife

Forced to live out her twin sister’s dream on her own, Ainslee McKay decides she will do what she has to do to ensure their families new Tile Works is ready to sell to someone else as soon as possible. What she doesn’t expect is finding someone who captures her mind and heart in the process.

Levi Judson has to start over in a new town when he decides to put his brother’s mental needs ahead of his own comfort. While he hopes to be recognized for his abilities in the town’s Tile Works, he doesn’t expect to fall in love with the owner.

Will life at the Tile Works bring the couple together or tear them apart?

A Heart Most Certain

A Book Review

A Heart Most Certain

All Lydia King wanted was to have a secure future. One where she didn’t have to worry about her dying mother or her gambling father. She just wanted to be safe.

But when her intended’s mother gives her a test to prove she’s the correct type of person to be the wife of a future senator, Lydia is determined to succeed. Even though it means getting a donation from the town’s miser, Nicholas Lowe – something no one in the history of the Moral Society has been able to do yet.

But Lydia’s whole world view is tilted on end as Nicholas challenges her faith to its very foundation. Lydia begins to wonder if security is really the longing of her heart. Or if the future senator the correct match. But can she trust her own heart?

A Haven on Orchard Lane

A Book Review

A Haven on Orchard Lane

Charlotte had to escape. The marriage was killing her. How had she convinced herself she loved him – that he loved her. She’d been a fool. And now she was under his complete control. She couldn’t even leave the house without his knowledge.

But then the letter came.

It was a chance to get away. A chance to prove that she was more than her husband claimed she was. It was the escape she longed for. Could she be brave enough to take a chance? To start anew? Even if it cost her everything?

From This Moment

A Book Review

From This Moment

Stella is certain her sister’s death was no accident. She’s willing to give up her place in London’s artistic community to track down the truth. But all doors seemed to be closed to her demands for answers and she’s left pretending to be someone she’s not, just to get close to those who knew her sister best.

But while Stella longs for the anonymity of her new position as a typist, someone is Boston recognizes her for who she is, a talented artist that he’s been badgering for years to work for him. Plus, he has all the political connections Stella needs to complete her investigation.

Can the two find a way to work together for their mutual good, or will their alliance destroy both of them?

No Other Will Do

A Book Review

No Other Will Do

All Emma wanted to do was create a safe place for women on the frontier. A whole community without men to lord over women. Everything seemed to be going well until some outsider – a man no doubt – decided to close down the woman’s colony by force.

There is only one man who Emma could turn to for help. The man she’d “adopted” when they were children.

When Malachi hears that Emma is in trouble, he drops everything to come to her aid. But can he really protect her and her colony from the sneaky men trying to scare the women away? And will he be able to protect his heart from Emma?

Most importantly, will the women of Harper’s Station be willing to trust a man’s help?

An Elegant Facade

A Book Review

An Elegant Facade

Lady Georgina Hawthorne has been planning her debut season for years. Her one goal – become the star of the season and marry well. Everything should go perfectly, as long as she can continue to keep her shameful secret.

But hidden things have a way of coming out. How far is Lady Georgina willing to go to keep her’s under wraps? And what will she do when the one man she wants nothing to do with become privy to her secret?

Loving My Actual Life

A Book Review

Loving My Actual Life

I know I’m not the only woman who struggles with living the life right in front of me. Often I live looking forward to the day when things will be “normal” again – whatever that means. I think, “if I can just get through these next few weeks, then things will get better.” And yet, I’m missing out on the life that I have right now.

Life is messy. It feels like I can never keep up. And I so desperately want to live my life well.

These are just a few of the reasons why the title of this book caught my attention. I had to know if this Alexandra Kuykendall had found the answers to the question I’ve been asking myself. How can I live my life well?