Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Justice Delivered

Justice Delivered
A Memphis Cold Case Novel
Patricia Bradley
ISBN: 978-0800727192
April 2019/368 pages/$15.99

Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. She's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to the police is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.

When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has. But if that proves to be too little, too late--she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.

Read an excerpt.


Patricia Bradley is the award-winning author of the Memphis Cold Case novels and the Logan Point series. She is an ACFW Carol Award finalist, and winner of an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and a Touched by Love Award. Cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.


I'm not sure my heartrate has returned to normal yet after reading Patricia Bradley's newest installment in her Memphis Cold Case series. Fast-paced action and high-stakes suspense make this book impossible to put down until the final page is turned. Carly's strength and determination in the wake of all she has experienced both amazed and inspired me. Bradley depicts the heartbreaking issue of human trafficking in a realistic manner without being graphic. The romance between Carly and Logan is perfectly paced. While this is the fourth novel in the series, it easily reads as a standalone, as do all its predecessors. Add this book and series to your reading list!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Baker/Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Click the covers for my reviews of Justice Delayed and Justice Buried. Not sure how I missed Justice Betrayed!


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Monday, April 1, 2019

A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh

A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh
Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley, Book 1
Carolyn Miller
(Kregel Publications)
ISBN: 978-0825445897
March 2019/334 pages/$15.99

Can a proper noble lady find a future with a fossil-hunting man of faith?

As the daughter of Viscount Aynsley, Caroline Hatherleigh knows every rule of society--and she's always followed them precisely. But when she visits south Devonshire and encounters a fossil-hunting scientist and his sister, her assumptions about what is right are shaken. Questions she has never considered about the importance of friendship and faith suddenly confront her--and her comfortable understanding about how the world works is thrown off balance. What if God wants to be the center of her life, rather than merely a social obligation?

Gideon Kirby loves science, and hunting down proof of past lives is a joy he won't willingly give up. But his scientific leanings are being challenged both by his personal beliefs and by local smugglers in the Devonshire countryside. And every day his sister's illness becomes more desperate, her care growing more demanding. Adding a viscount's daughter to the mix is a complication Gideon never expected--especially since he must stay far away from this young woman he's falling for in order to protect his beloved sister's secret.

When a mysterious stranger visits the village, that secret will be exposed, no matter how Gideon fights. Then tragedy strikes in a smugglers' cave. And the threat of scandal may lead to broken hearts and passionless propriety. Will the shaky bond these two h,bave nurtured be strong enough to overcome their differences--or will the trust they've withheld from each other tear three lives apart?

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Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. Her favourite authors are classics like Jane Austen (of course!), Georgette Heyer, and Agatha Christie, but she also enjoys contemporary authors like Susan May Warren and Becky Wade.

Her stories are fun and witty, yet also deal with real issues, such as dealing with forgiveness, the nature of really loving versus 'true love', and other challenges we all face at different times. Visit her website to learn more.


Carolyn Miller firmly remains on my short list of must-read Regency authors with this first novel of her newest Regency Brides series. Miller once again captivates with engaging characters, brilliant and often humorous banter, and a sigh-worthy romance. I loved her depiction of Caroline as her perspective is broadened and she is forced to examine her long-held assumptions of class distinctions. This story utterly charmed me, and I hated to turn the final page. Readers familiar with her earlier Regency Brides novels will delight to discover references to and cameo appearances by several beloved characters from those stories, although this book is easily read as a stand-alone. Don't miss A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an advanced copy of this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Click the titles for my reviews!

Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace

The Elusive Miss Ellison
The Captivating Lady Charlotte
The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope

Winning Miss Winthrop
Miss Serena's Secret
The Making of Mrs. Hale

Regency Bride: Daughers of Aynsley

A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh
Underestimating Miss Cecilia - available July 2019
Misleading Miss Verity - available November 2019


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