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The Hand of Fate, the second in the Triple Threat Series, brings Allison, Cassidy, and Nicole back together for an action packed story.  Jim Fate, a controversial radio show host, dies after opening a package that released a toxic gas into the air.  Not only does it kill him, but others are injured in the ensuing evacuation of downtown.  Due to his opinion’s, the list of potential suspects is long, causing difficulty in tracking down the actual culprit.  The story has action, love interests, and a little more insight into each character than before, plus an unexpected scene.

I thought this book was an excellent addition to the series.  I got to know the characters a little more, and it held more action that the first.  It was a story that captured my attention from the start and kept me intrigued throughout.  I loved it, and will definitely be recommending this series to others.

This book was reviewed for Thomas Nelson Book Review  Blogger Program http://booksneeze.com/blogger

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Lexi has dealt with a lot of heartbreak in her life.  Her husband abandoned her and their daughter.  Her sister was murdered, and by the guy she was having an affair with.  Her father lost his mind and was put into a care facility.  Her mother traveled the world to escape it all.  In the span of a couple of weeks her life was shot.  The only thing that kept her going was the love she has for her daughter, Molly.

After seven years she finally thought that everything was behind her.  She was busy working two jobs trying to take care of her daughter, but it was worth it just to see a smile light her daughter’s face.  Everything was fine until the night the light above her Volvo went out, and all Hell broke loose.

In the span of one day, her ex-lover, her husband, and the man who ruined all their lives reemerged into Lexi’s world.  The ensuing battle that would follow is a battle that only true love could possibly penetrate.  Lexi will do anything to save her little girl from the mistakes of the past.

This story is an amazing display of having childlike faith; in believing that your parents will do anything to protect you.  It is a story of love and forgiveness.  Of trusting those you hate the most.  Bust most of all, it is a story of second chances.  Erin Healy has done an amazing job of building up her characters and the imagery, making you feel as if you were there, watching the events of the book unfold.

Never Let You Go is an amazing start to her solo career.  She wowed me from start to finish.  It was a hard book to put down when life needed to get in the way.  This is definitely a book I will recommend to anyone and everyone.  I look forward to reading more from this author.

This book will be available May 4, 2010.

Addie Sullivan is a young lady who has grown up in almost complete isolation at Battery Point Lighthouse outside of Crescent City.  One day, Walter Driscoll walks into her life and her world is turned upside down as everything she thought she knew turns out to be a lie.  She accepts a governess position to a boy who is her actual nephew, entering the house in an unsuspicious way so that she can discover who she truly is.  While searching for clues, she finds help in her blossoming relationship with the father of her student, along with danger as her faith in God falters and then grows stronger.

Colleen Coble has masterfully woven a suspense tale filled with romance together to create a story that pulled me in.  This is the first book I have ever read of hers, and I am wondering why I have never heard of her before.  This book is wonderful! It is filled with an innocent faith in God that was amazing to read and a relationship that was wonderful to watch unfold.  I am definitely going to recommend this book and this author to others, and I look forward to expanding my library to include her other novels!

This book reviewed for Thomas Nelson Book Review  Blogger Program http://brb.thomasnelson.com/

Janeal Mikkado is tired of everything; the gypsy life, of wintering in California and summering in New Mexico; the carnivals; the boyfriend who seems more attracted to her best friend than to her, and she just wants an escape.  She wants to see the rest of the world, and the only thing that is holding her back is her father, the leader of this band of gypsies, who would be devastated with the loss of another family member after a tornado took the rest just a few years before.

Little did she know of the events going on behind the scenes of the camp; of the deals that her father was making.  That is until the day Salazar Sanso walked into her life.  He made her an offer to save her father’s life and to make a little money on the side.  It was then that she realized the money that Salazar offered would be her way out of the gypsy life.  It would be her chance to explore the world, but what would she do in order to get the money?

After the loss of her friends she tries to rebuild her life and forget everything.  When her past raises its ugly head again with the fact that she might not be the sole survivor, she has to decide whether or not to go back and get wrapped up in it all again.

Burn is a story that deals with the deepest part of ourselves. What we would do to achieve what we want; what we would give up.  It is a battle between good and evil; life and death; light and darkness; love and pain.  The choices Janeal makes will decide her ultimate fate.

This is the second corroboration between Ted DeKker and Erin Healy, and it is amazing.  I was excited after reading Kiss (a story of a girl who loses her memory and wants nothing more than to remember) to hear that they were working on a second novel (in which all Janeal wants is to forget) together, and they definitely performed.  Burn is leaps and bounds better than Kiss which I thought was absolutely amazing in and of itself.

The imagery, the plot, the characters all blew my mind.  I do not think I have ever been drawn to a villain as much as I was drawn to Salazar Sanso.  Dark and mysterious, he is the perfect bad boy type that every girl dreams of, but knows that they would never be happy with.  This is a book that draws you in and holds on with a fury.  I am excited to see what Erin Healy is like in her first solo novel Never Let You Go.  These are two authors that should definitely be on everyone’s to read list.

(PS: I received this book from The Gathering this summer.  The release date is January2010.)

Hello!

My name is Marie, and on this blog, I will be posting book reviews for different books I read. The first book I will be reviewing this weekend is Burn by Ted DeKker and Erin Healy.

 

On a side note, I will review many books on this blog.  Some will be for Thomas Nelson, Inc. in which case that will be stated, otherwise it is just a book I read and decided to write a review on.  Thanks for reading!