Monthly Archives: October 2014

An October Bride by Katie Ganshert Zondervan ISBN 9780310339144

Emma was aware of her father’s grave diagnosis and struggles to deal with it.  Unexpectedly, she comes across his “bucket list ” and included on it is “Walk Emma down the aisle”.  She longs for a way to grant his wish as he may not live much longer.  An October Bride, a novella by Katie Ganshert, is the story of what happens  after she finds the list.  She considers calling her ex-fiancé, but then Jake, her long time friend, offers to act as her groom. It becomes apparent he has reasons of his own. Emma agrees to enter into this “engagement” so that her father can walk her down the aisle and the wedding plans commence.  Everyone is surprised by the unexpected engagement, but  not everyone is happy about the upcoming wedding.  Emma begins to question what she has done.  Is it wrong to deceive her parents and can she actually go through with the wedding? Is it fair to Jake?

The book’s unique story line keeps the reader engaged.  The likeable characters are realistic and add to the novel’s appeal.  I really enjoyed this romantic story.

I received this book free of charge from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers.  I give this review of my own free will.

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Homeowner With A Gun by Samuel Hawley Conquistador Press ISBN: 978-0-9920786-3-8

Sunday was filled with the promise of being a wonderful day for Jeff Shaw and his family. Their family outing abruptly ended due to car trouble. In Homeowner With A Gun, by Samuel Hawley, the reader learns this was the least of their problems. In the middle of the night Jeff found two intruders had broken into his home and he shot and killed both of them. After intensive questioning, he was not charged with a crime. In time he learned that the intruders had been associated with a violent gang and a detective encouraged him to take his family elsewhere for the time being. He initially refuses to leave his home and things get even worse. He finds himself trying to deal with gang members who are seeking revenge and he has little hope the police can help him. Feeling he has to do something, he takes matters into his own hands.
This is an engrossing novel. It’s filled with twists and turns and the story moves quickly. It is a well written thriller and can leave the reader asking themselves what they would have done under the same circumstances. I recommend reading this book.

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A September Bride ( A Year of Weddings Novella) by Kathryn Springer Zondervan ISBN: 9780301339199

A September Bride, by Kathryn Springer, is the heartwarming story of two people who meet as the result of a traffic stop. Police officer Jesse pulled over Annie when he spotted her driving with a brake light that wasn’t working and a hanging tail pipe. He later learns that his mother neglected to tell him she met Annie online and hired Annie to manage her bookstore. Since Annie is new in town and because he is protective of his mother, he is suspicious of Annie’s reasons for coming to his town of Red Leaf. Somehow, Annie and Jesse keep ending up in many of the same places and a mutual attraction grows. Both have sadness in their past and as a result they are fragile. Just when it looks they are going to make it, a situation arises that could shatter their relationship. Can they resolve it?
This is a delightful story filled with endearing characters. I enjoyed reading it.

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