How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher ~ 4⭐

Genre: Christian Fiction ~ Released date: July 14, 2020

REVIEW: SWEET! How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher is a sweet book. I gobbled it all up and you might too. I found this book very refreshing. I didn’t know this was Christian fiction when I chose it to read. I loved it!

There was a Bible that had been passed down and there were passages and notes written from the great grandfather who originally owned the Bible. They seemed to be just what the young man needed to put his life on track. There were reminders to listen to God and He would always be there. You would never be alone. I think there were a lot of messages in this story that I needed to be reminded of during this time of the pandemic. 

I loved that the characters were so down to earth. They were good Chrstian people struggling to live the good life. They came from several walks of life and all were trying to do better. I really felt a kinship with these folks.

This book is number 3 in The Legacy of Faith series.. They are stand alone novels. How Sweet It Is was my first Robin Lee Hatcher book and i can promise you I will be looking at reading more from her. I felt so encouraged when I closed this book. Don’t we all need encouragement? 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. 

SYNOPSIS: He lost his brother. She lost her dream. Together, they might find what they’re really looking for.

Holly Stanford is doing the best she can with the restaurant she inherited from her late uncle. But after her fiancé abandons her and the business, Holly regrets having given up her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Now a few bad financial decisions might cost her everything, including her hope for the future.

Jed Henning has done well with his new company despite his prodigal brother’s behavior. When Jed‘s father, the controlling member of the board of directors, temporarily suspends operations until his sons work out their differences, Jed resentfully chases his brother, Chris, to Boise. There Jed rents a basement apartment from Holly and hopes to convince Chris to get his act together before their company collapses.

Unaware that Holly is the one person who can help him get through to Chris, Jed starts the tough work of reconciliation armed with little more than a few family photographs, a stack of old letters, and a Bible that belonged to his great-grandfather, Andrew Henning. And as romance blossoms between Holly and Jed, the story of Jed’s great-grandfather highlights the power of God across the generations and the legacy of a family’s courageous faith.

Chasing Death by Lauren Lee ~ 5⭐

Genre: Mystery, Suspense ~ Release date: September 8, 2020

REVIEW: Proceed with CAUTION! Chasing Death by Lauren Lee may cause heart palpitations and possible high blood pressure. I wish I had this warning before I read this book. My heart was racing as my eyes were flying down the page and my fingers were itching to turn the pages. If you love a good detective story, you will probably want to read this book. 

I read her last book Coming Home and loved it but, this one was even better. She still uses the same writing style. She is very clear and to the point. You don’t get a lot of fluff. You get just what you need. Her books are fine tuned.

Coming Home is book one of the Detective Dahlia Series and Chasing Death is book two releasing September 8, 2020. Guess what?! Capturing Evil comes out October 6th. So, you have enough time to read the first two books before number three comes out.

I recommend these books for anyone who likes mysteries, suspense or just a good old detective story.

I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review. Thank you, Lauren!

SYNOPSIS: The truth will set her free, but uncovering it could destroy her . . .

After a young woman’s body washes ashore Lake Chakatwook, her death is ruled a suicide. Crippled with doubt on her first case back to work, Detective Dahlia’s instincts tell her something’s amiss.

She investigates the new case while digging into a cold one—the murder of her fiance. A mysterious gang member sends Dahlia her first clue. The chilling note from her only suspect leads her to dig into Zac’s final undercover mission before his death, which could be the key to finding his killer.

Electrifying and chilling, Chasing Death brings Dahlia into the dangerous underworld of crime, deceit, and ill intentions—one that could change her forever as she risks her life to uncover the truth.