Friday, May 22, 2015

Love's Unfading Light by Naomi Rawlings

Tressa Danell is finished with men--from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, to the banker who wants to repossess her bakery. Every hour is spent working to pay off her late husband's debt and keep a roof over her son's head, though it's doubtful she can do both for very long. But one thing's certain--she'll never be beholden to a man again.

Tired of living in a small town that blames him for actions his father committed ten years ago, Mac Oakton is scheduled to leave Eagle Harbor. So why does the pretty widow at the bakery keep tugging at his heart? He can't get involved in her predicament when he'll only be around for two more weeks.

But when Tressa's burdens overwhelm her, they both face a decision. Can Mac set his own plans aside to help? And can Tressa accept his support if that means giving up her independence...and being obligated to a man again? 


What a great book! The characters were so real and kept my attention from the beginning. I read the book in two evenings. The things I loved about Tressa was her determination to keep trying no matter what and the fact that she had honest reactions to things. I felt sorry for her because she felt, like a lot of people do, that she isn't worth loving because of her past. Mac was so fortunate to have been taken in by a wonderful family that made him a part of it 100% after his father cheated the town and left without a word to anyone. He did things out of kindness and love for others. He didn't just barrel into situations, but sought God's direction. Even when things didn't go the way he wanted them to, he didn't stray from the course he was lead to be on. 

Love's Unfading Light deals with a father's and a husband's misdeeds falling onto their child and wife, who actually had nothing to do with their actions at all. Naomi handled it wonderfully. Each person had those who knew the real person so they didn't feel the way some others might, angry and resentful. Each one of them struggled to stay in a town that had people who disliked them so strongly. But each one had a purpose and people they cared about in Eagle Harbor. Read the book to find out how these situations got resolved. You won't be disappointed. 

I highly recommend this story to anyone. I give it a 5 out of 5. Very well written and great plot and resolution, while also setting up the plot for book two. I can't wait to read it! 


A mother of two young boys and a newborn baby girl, Naomi Rawlings spends her days picking up, cleaning, playing and, of course, writing. Her husband pastors a small church in Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula, where her family shares its ten wooded acres with black bears, wolves, coyotes, deer and bald eagles. Naomi and her family live only three miles from Lake Superior, where the scenery is beautiful and they average 200 inches of snow per winter. She's currently enjoying writing the Eagle Harbor Series, which is set in this unique area of the United States. 

Check out her website.

"Where love finds it's anchor"

Love's Unfading Light
Love's Every Whisper
Love's Sure Dawn

"Love, honor, and loyalty amidst the French Revolution"

Sanctuary for a Lady
The Solder's Secrets
Falls for the Enemy


The Wyoming Heir 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Falcon: The Quiet Professionals Book 3 by Ronie Kendig


...and Warrant Officer Salvatore "Falcon" Russo is just the right mix of guts and grit to lead his brothers-in-arms against the Osiris hacker, Meng-Li Jin. Sal must cut through thick roots of bitterness and betrayal to take down the terrorist--but that means putting the team in the hands of Cassandra Walker. The last time he did that, two of the most important people in his life died. He will not make that mistake again.

Cassandra Walker knows three things: she has never loved any man besides Salvatore Russo, he hates her more than life itself, and her mission may destroy any chance of reconciliation.

The deeper Raptor digs for truth, the more betrayal seeps from the very fabric of their mission. Friends becomes spies and turncoats. Enemies morph into strange allies. As the tides turn and Sal rethinks his game plan, he is forced to trust Cassie again. And it might be the last time.


I don't normally pick military fiction for my reading pleasure but when Ronie is the author, that changes everything. I LOVE her books. The characters grab me right away. They become "real" to me and I have to find out where their adventures take them and what kind of danger they will face next. I consider Ronie one of my favorite authors and love ALL of her books. 

Falcon had many surprises for me. Some things I figured out ahead of time and others caught me off guard. These characters are complex and exciting. In her books she has strong characters and especially the women. This book series takes you into a time that could very well be now. The danger and action keep you reading (even way past your bedtime). It was fast-paced and non stop. I would recommend reading the first two books in the series, Raptor 6 and Hawk, before reading this one, although it can be read alone. I haven't read the first two and now I am dying to go and read them and re-read Falcon. You won't be disappointed in this book or any other by Ronie Kendig. She does not disappoint in her story telling skills. Please check out her other two series, too. I have all of her books either on my shelf or Kindle or both. They are so good I want to make sure I can read them anytime. Five stars for this book!


An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she'd entered fourth grade. her only respite and "friends" druing this time were the characters she created. 

It was no surprise when she married a military veteran--her real-life hero--in June 1990. Married more than twenty years, Ronie and her husband, Brian, homeschool their children, the first of whom graduated in 2011. Despite the craziness of life, Ronie finds balance and peace with her faith, family and their Maltese Menace in Northern Virginia.

Ronie has a deep love and passion for people, especially hurting people, which is why she pursued and obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University. Ronie speaks nationally, volunteers with writer's organizations, including American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and My Book Therapy, and mentors other writers.

Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim. You can check out that list on her website: 

Other books by Ronie Kendig



Raptor 6

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