Book Review – Ruth Axtell’s “A Heart’s Rebellion”

A HeartAuthor: Ruth Axtell / Publisher: Revell (2014) / Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance (Regency) / Page Count: 347

It’s 1815, and the threat of another divisive war against Napoleon Bonaparte, the recently exiled emperor of France, hangs over the British Isles and its European Allies. Jessamine Barry, a twenty-year-old vicar’s daughter from a small village in West Sussex, has just arrived in London for her first social season as a marriageable gentlewoman. She’s also heartbroken, having been cast aside by her best friend’s brother–now a successful diplomat and confidant of the Duke of Wellington–for a wealthy earl’s beautiful young widow. Jessamine’s self-prescribed cure for a broken heart? Continue reading

Book Review – “Hide and Seek (Family Reunions)” by Lynette Eason

Manually ReleasedAuthor: Lynette Eason/Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (2013)/Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense/Page Count: 218

Author Lynette Eason writes scintillating, heart-pounding inspirational romantic suspense novels for the Love Inspired Suspense line, amongst others. She’s written at least twenty-two traditionally published works since 2008–making her one of the most prolific and successful new writers in the genre by anyone’s estimation. Continue reading

Book Review – “Killer Assignment” by Maggie K. Black

Killer AAuthor: Maggie K. Black/Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (2013)/Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense/Page Count: 219

Maggie K. Black’s “Killer Assignment” offers a no-holds-barred, rollercoaster ride into the wilds of northern Ontario, Canada’s Kapuskasing area. The city is home to dense, colorful forests, plentiful rivers and–if Ms. Black’s premise is to be believed–high-stakes adventure and gut-wrenching romance. The topography surrounding the community proves as much a character in the novel as the main protagonists themselves, ambitious tabloid journalist Katie Todd and philanthropic adventurer/engineer Mark Armor. Continue reading

Book Review – “The Tutor’s Daughter”

TutorAuthor: Julie Klassen/Publisher: Bethany House (2012)/Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance/Page Count: 409

Primarily set amidst the majestic cliffs of Cornwall, UK, Julie Klassen’s “The Tutor’s Daughter” recounts the engaging Regency-era tale of bright, middle-class Emma Smallwood and irksome Henry Weston, son of a baronet. Continue reading

Book Review – Terri Reed’s “The Doctor’s Defender (Protection Specialists)”

The Doctor's Defender 2Looking for a rollicking good inspirational romantic suspense read? Look no further…  Continue reading

Book Review – “Once Upon A Prince”

Once UponRachel Hauck’s “Once Upon A Prince,” an inspirational romance novel set in modern day South Georgia and a fictional European country known as Brighton Kingdom, answers an age-old question: Can true love really conquer all? Continue reading

Book Review – Lynette Eason’s “A Silent Terror”

A Silent TerrorIn Lynette Eason’s “A Silent Terror,” Marianna Santino, a beautiful, hearing-impaired teacher of the deaf, finds her roommate murdered upon returning home from work one day. Ethan O’Hara, a ruggedly-handsome police officer, is dispatched to investigate the homicide. When it becomes increasingly clear that Marianna’s life is in danger, Ethan is assigned to solve her roommate’s murder and the string of seemingly unrelated follow-up crimes that occur soon thereafter.

Though attracted to one another, fiercely independent Marianna and grief-stricken Ethan struggle to trust God’s will and their own emotions as they tumble toward an inevitable clash with the sinister villain of the piece. In this compelling, heart-pounding read, the question is clear: Can the pair forego their stubborn tendency toward self-reliance to submit themselves entirely to God’s protection and direction?

Ms. Eason writes masterfully in the inspirational romantic suspense genre. The term “page turner” aptly describes the plot, pacing and intricate character development she employs in “A Silent Terror” and in the growing body of work she’s published since 2010. A prolific author, Ms. Eason has produced over two dozen novels in that time. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read more.

Are you a Lynette Eason fan? Which of her books have you read? Which would you recommend?