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Never Give Up by John Mason

Anything worth doing is going to have some obstacles. Some people look at setbacks as evidence that whatever it is they’ve been striving for just wasn’t meant to be. But according to bestselling author and master motivator John Mason, the moment most people give up is the moment of their greatest opportunity.

In this inspiring book, Mason gives you fifty-two keys to never giving up on your dreams. He shows you how to move forward when you’re on the verge of quitting, how to avoid unneccessary vtrouble, and how to keep your energy level up in the face of setbacks. 

Whatever your dream–whether you’re building a portfolio, a family, a business,  or relationships–you’ll find the strength and motivation to go on, break through, and claim the prize.

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Pursued by Lisa Harris

When the dust settles, Nikki discovers that the woman who had been seated next to her on the plane is missing–and no one will admit she was ever there. Then she learns that Erika Hamilton had been flying to Nashville with an air marshal as a key witness in an upcoming grand jury trial. Nikki wonders if her disappearance from the crash site means she’s running from trouble or straight into it. Before Nikki can even see her family or recover from the crash, she and her team are pulled into a missing persons case where the motives are as unclear as the suspects. Can she get to Erika before anyone else does?

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris has planted danger around every turn in this can’t-put-it-down thrill ride that will leave you stunned.

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Murder is No Accident

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What happens in the past stays in the past.


Dementia has Miss Fonda living as a time traveller. Sometimes she’s here, sometimes she’s then. When she finds the body of Geraldine Harper at the bottom of her steps, she’s transported to the past, to her sister’s death.

It was an accident then, and it was an accident now too… or is it?

When a second body shows up, it’s obvious that something caused Geraldine’s fall. But with all the new people in Hidden Springs, who was it? And when Alex comes to town… will Michael be able to handle her leaving again?

It you like your small-town America sweet and quirky–with a dash of sinister–you’ll love this latest whodunit from deft storyteller A. H. Gabhart.

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Moving Target

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When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don’t show up for Quinn’s birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond the fact that Maddy and Quinn have vanished. And it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with absolutely no idea where she is. But it’s not long before she realizes she’s in the clutches of a madman who exacts revenge through games–hunting games. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives and outwit their killer when their game begins. 

Because if they don’t win this game… well, they die.

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Justice Delayed

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Eighteen years ago, Stephanie Hollister, a flight attendant, was murdered in her apartment. Now, Jimmy Shelton is sitting behind bars, his execution date only three days away. Yet out of nowhere, a letter surfaces from one of Stephanie’s roommates, stating that Jimmy Shelton did not murder Stephanie Hollister. Andi is determined to get to the bottom and figure out who actually killed her sister. However, when the roommate it found dead and a hit is called on Andi, things get a teeny bit complicated. And diamonds? What do diamonds have to do with anything? Will she bring justice to the real and finally get Will to notice her? Or will her sister’s killer get to her first?

Patricia Bradley, Justice Delayed had a great plotline. I will definitely give you that. I thoroughly enjoyed the plotline, the way you thought you knew who JD was until the end when it was all shattered, seeing the different paths Stephanie’s friends had taken after her murder… That was all great. And like a topping on ice cream, I love reading about cold cases. Digging back through the files, trying to figure out what happened ages ago… pure awesomeness.

However, it was Cookies and Cream ice cream (awesome), topped with Twizzlers (perfection) and Reese Cups (ew). *spoiler* Andi and Will’s romance throughout the book is… oh how do I put it? Awkward. Distracting. It takes away from the plotline, draws away from the race to prove Jimmy’s innocence. As soon as I would get into the plotline, Andi’s random thought or Will’s random bunny trail would lead me away from the main plot. Their romance seemed childish and annoying to me.And the romance was everywhere! A little thought here, a little thought there… I couldn’t get away from it. Sorry, Patricia. *end spoiler*

Overall, I give this book a three-star rating. I loved the plotline, the characters, the… all of it except for that spoiler mentioned. If another Memphis Cold Case comes out, I’ll probably try it out since Andi and Will are already together by then. But for this book… eh… nah.

3 stars

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are my own.*

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Storm — Stone Braide Chronicles

stormsThe challenges Selah faces are only mounting as she attempts to finish the Third Protocol. All clues are pointing to the West, but can she gets there before she fractures? And what new dangers are beyond the mountains?

The clock is ticking and Selah’s abilities are growing–along with the list of those out for her blood. Selah must find the strength to keep going and complete the mission for which so many have sacrificed so much.

But have she and her companions pinned their hopes on nothing more than a legend?


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Another Day, Another Dali

dali-comps.inddWhen Serena Jones takes on the case of a forged Dali for her grandmother, she thinks it will be a typical case. And maybe, if she catches the theif, she’ll finally measure up to someone her grandmother could be proud of.

However, the deeper she dives into the fogergy and the many suspects around it, the less typical of a case it becomes–till even her life is on the line.


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More Than Rivals

Unknown-1Everyone in Gallatin, Tennesse, and all the rest of the south in 1960’s, knew the rules. Blacks and whites don’t mix. Ever. Even though things like segregation were going on… blacks and whites don’t mix.

Everyone except for Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, that is. Basketball, after all, doesn’t care about the color of the hand that bounces it. It just needs to be bounced.

They didn’t set out to make a difference in their town. They weren’t out to change things. But God used their relationship to not only affect them, but all of Gallatin.

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Murder Comes By Mail

MurderComesByMailThe man wanted to die. Michael stopped him. The last thing the man Michal saved said was, “you’ll wish you pushed me.” And after opening a letter addressed to him, Michael was wishing that he wasn’t strong enough to stop the man, or that he hadn’t gotten there in time, or better yet, he was nowhere near the bridge.

But he was.

You’ll wish you pushed me, the man had hissed, laying on the cement, still alive.

Michael did. With all his heart, he wished he did.

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Brazen by Leeana Tankersley

Ok, so, this is kinda embarrassing, but I published my ‘U’ post on the wrong day and got all mixed up. And true, Brazen does not start with a ‘V’, but the due date for the review is today and since I was messed up with my U, I didn’t get my V done. Sorry!!!!

“Leeana,” he says to me, and he says to you, like he did to those first humans so long ago, “where are you?

This book is an exploration of that question.

Brazen means ‘without shame’. And that is the entire point of this book. To have a people unashamed of who they are, whose they are, and knowing that they are enough. At the end of every chapter is a little something to get you meditating and something to add to your ‘brazen board’: a board that reminds you of who you are and to keep on being you.

I think that this is a book that needs to be read with an open, but cautious mind. She writes to point out that we are enough. And true, God choses us as we are, but I don’t think that means we can’t continue to find areas to work on and keep improving. I believe that we should always try to be better than ‘enough’.

I would recommend it to you though! I hope you enjoy it. I would say this is for older teens to adults, and definitely for women, not men.

Anyways, happy reading!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.