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Darcy swore she was done with undercover journalism. Done. Done. Done.

And then Abby got in touch with her, and Darcy knew her former needed her. Abby was scared. Abby never got scared. Stranded

Darcy joined the cruise ship and is anxious to meet up with Abby. That meeting never happens. Abby is gone.

The cruise line says she quit and they sent her things to shore. Darcy is not convinced.

When Gage McKenna shows up to lead the adventure excursions, Darcy is worried she’ll lose more than just the ability to solve the mystery of Abby’s disappearance. She might just lose her heart, too.

This is the third book in the Alaskan Courage series. You can read my review of the first book, Submerged, here.

As with the previous title, one really kind of needs to suspend belief. If you can do that, you’ll probably really enjoy this book. I’m giving it 4.5 stars because of that, and because there were some formatting issues in the Kindle edition and they were distracting. If you’re looking for a booked packed with adventure, this one’s up your alley.

I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers (www.bethanyhouse.com) for this review.

 

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Glynna is ready to leave. She’s ready for a change. After two rotten marriages, the last as a mail-order-bride to an abusive criminal, Glynna is looking forward to a new life.

She’s also looking forward to a lack of injuries. While her children’s injuries are mostly mental, she knows they are ready to leave the past behind, too.  FiredUp

Dr. Dare Riker accompanies her as she makes the trip to gather her belongings. The ranch her deceased husband stole from Luke Stone (Swept Away, Trouble in Texas #1) has been set to rights and given back to its rightful owner.

Now if only Glynna can make it out of the canyon alive…….

The last few trips out to the ranch, Dare figured out Glynna was being beaten. Those two marriages have left Paul, Glynna’s growing son with a vengeful attitude against any man who he thinks has an eye on his ma. He’s determined to be her protector now; consequences be damned.

It doesn’t take long for Dare and the Regulators to realize Dare is being targeted for murder. Can Dare and Glynna resolve their growing feelings for each other, and can they catch the person behind the murder attempts before it’s too late?

If you’ve been reading along, you’ll know I’m a HUGE fan of Mary Connealy’s. This book measures up to snuff and gets a hearty 5 out of 5 stars from me. I can’t wait to read the next title in this series!

Mary Connealy’s  website has all of her titles- be sure to check it out!

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for this unbiased review.

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She hadn’t planned on seeing anyone so soon. And yet, she couldn’t just leave him there unconscious, could she?

Willa wasn’t used to speaking English. It had been a long 12 years since being abducted by the Mohawk’s. With nothing left for her there, she makes her way home to reclaim her previous life.  BurningSky

Will anyone remember her? Will her parents be there to greet her? Will they think her a fool for bringing home the injured man?

Will they welcome her home or will they shun her for being “tainted” by the Indians?

I cannot say enough good about this book. It’s a fantastic read, and especially good considering this is the debut novel from this author.

The storyline is rich, without being far-fetched. The two love interests are complete opposites, but both good men. Adding to the mix is the former beaux, who fought the Indians in the war and has definite ideas about what should happen to Willa and the family property next.

This is a must-read title, and the author goes on my favorite author list. I’d give it more than 5 stars if I could.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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I have never, not once, reblogged anything. That should tell you how critically important I think this topic is.

As if No Child Left Behind wasn’t bad enough, now we have Common Core. I am loath to think good things about anything forced on folks without full revelation on conversation about the contents.

Here again, we are being bamboozled.

Here again, we’re being forced to accept something unknown and being told to “trust.”  I have my own conspiracy theories 😉  but seriously – that exchange? Can anyone say Delphi Technique (Wikipedia doesn’t give a complete picture- it’s not just about group function, and really, it’s quite effective one-on-one) in action? Gee, gas light much? If I wasn’t on my phone, I’d paste a link. Go look it up. It’s important.

It’s abhorrent that the government is tracking our kids like this. It’s no surprise, though. I’ll take a stand and say I don’t think the government-particularly the FEDERAL government has the right to mandate any kind of education for our children. It is not its place.

If you care about your children, their futures, and the future of our nation, do more than read this.

Tell your friends.

Get involved.

ACT.

DO SOMETHING.

COMMON CORE

Children for Sale

By Alyson Williams

No more decisions behind closed doors!  Let’s get everyone talking about Common Core.

 

In the spring of 2011 I received a receipt for the sale of my children.  It came in the form of a flyer that simply notified me that my state and thereby my children’s school would comply with the Common Core. No  other details of the transaction were included. The transaction was  complete, and I had no say. In fact, it was the very first time I’d  heard about it.

I know what you’re thinking. That’s outrageous! Common  Core has nothing to do with selling things, especially not children!

Okay, so the idea that the State School Board and Governor who’d made this  decision could be described as “selling” my children is hyperbole. It is an exaggeration intended to convey an emotion regarding who, in this land of the free…

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