Enraptured by Raptor 6

51HNEdt80DLCapt. Dean Watters is a mess emotionally, but still on mission in Afghanistan. His memories laden with the murders of his mom and dad by his brother, along with having been tortured and forced to watch a woman he cared for raped to death, Dean is there to lead Raptor 6 to aid and protect the locals from the Taliban.

An explosion at a school brings him into contact with the lovely Zahrah Zaddick, an American-Afghani teacher who just happens to be a retired general’s daughter. Zarah is pursued by some ominous characters and Dean is struggling to contain his memories. The team is tasked with a mission to protect the integrity of high level military assets without knowing all that is involved – a less than desirable endeavor!

You’ll need to buy the book to find out the exciting and exhilarating details, but I promise you won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

Ronie Kendig is known for her military action/romance books, the most recent series about Military War Dogs. You’ll love Trinity, Talon, and Beowulf if you’ve not yet read them. I was sorry to see it end, but there is a MWD in Raptor 6. Ronie’s recently adopted a retired MWD, Vvolt, who anxiously waits for her to finish her writing for the day so she will play with him and his fave Kong.

You’ll love all of Ronie’s books – I highly recommend all of them.

Within My Heart (Timber Ridge Reflections) by Tamera Alexander

Within My HeartTamera has done it again. With this concluding book in the Timber Ridge series, she has tied up all the loose ends, made me fall in love with her characters, and laugh and cry with them as they endeavor to survive and thrive in the Wild West. Rachel and Rand are endearing and their story one most deserving of telling. No spoilers – read the series! Ah, Tamera, but God has gifted you with talent. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Tamera Alexander is a wonderful author – you need to get and read all her books. Her historical novels not only give you a glimpse of another time, they introduce you to characters you wish could be real-life friends. Be sure and pick up her Belmont and Belle Meade series, her newest endeavors.

Humor & Horror – God (b)Less America by Todd Starnes

book-cover-stormHumor coupled with horror – that’s the only way I can describe this book by Todd Starnes. I love Todd’s humor, e.g., when describing his mom’s anxiety at getting a recipe correct in time for a big church dinner – “”I’ve only got seven days to get this right,” she complained. My dad wasn’t very helpful. “I don’t see what the big deal is,” he replied. “It only took God six days to make the world.” Fortunately, she didn’t have a cast iron skillet handy.” I’m still chuckling over that one!

And although humor plays a huge part in this book, it is the horror I will remember. The horror over what America is becoming as our governments, city to federal, take God out of everything and persecute, bully, suspend, or fire those who are brave enough to stand up for what they believe. The horror of a school decorating at Christmas time that isn’t allowed to use Christmas trees or the colors red and green for fear it will offend someone. The horror of a group of students stopping to pray outside the Supreme Court and being told to stop and move along because they had bowed their heads. The horror of numerous businesses closing their doors because they’ve been told they have to use their creative abilities or premises for situations against their religious beliefs.

America was not founded as a God-less nation, it was founded as a nation under God. As Todd challenges us: “The time has come, brothers and sisters, my fellow countrymen. Who among you is willing to take a stand for religious liberty? Who among you is willing to risk everything for the cause of Christ? Who among you is willing to rise up and declare that we are still one nation under God?…I issue this call to you, my fellow countrymen: Onward, Christian soldiers. Onward.”

Humor and horror – much as it is distasteful and discouraging to read what Todd has to tell us, this is a must read book. All of us who call ourselves Christian must be aware of what is going on in our country today. We must be willing to take a stand – but we cannot take that stand if we’re not educated in the culture and politics of our world. Todd has much to tell us – and he is one of few correspondents willing to do so. Please read this book and share it with all your friends. Again – it’s a must read!

I was given an Advance Reading Copy by Todd Starnes in exchange for my honest review.