Friday, August 16, 2013
Cody Miller's lifelong desire to serve and protect the country he loves is a reality now, thanks to the Vietnam War. He has served honorably and well, and he's about to be sent back to the States...along with the woman he loves. But just as his dreams are about to come true, a tragedy strikes, giving him the opportunity to protect an angel of mercy...but at great cost to himself.
Cody wakes up in a veteran's hospital believing that he has nothing left to live for. With a cold and angry heart, his only wish is to ride into the Colorado wilderness, never to be seen again. But Cody doesn't know that destiny is following him in a way he doesn't expect. Will it reach him in time? Annie is a deftly plotted, richly characterized novel that illuminates the physical and emotional realities of war with vividness and compassion to create a deeply satisfying story.
This book was a quick read being only 144 pages long. It quickly caught my attention because my significant other is retired military and suffers from survivor's guilt. I'm a sucker for any kind of love story so it was a double whammy for me. If you are looking for a book to pass the time, something short and sweet, I would recommend this book. Good news for people with e-readers, it's available as an ebook also.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Yeah, I know, it isn't Monday. But I felt like sharing this video because I like it so much. I can't wait to have someone in my life that will feel this way about me.
Author Heather Huffman reunites some of her fans' favorite characters with this unforgettable journey of romance, friendship, humor and suspense.
Tenacious reporter Rachel Cooper devotes her life to exposing corruption by shining a light on the darker corners of the world - a career that doesn't leave much room for relationships. Even so, she finds it impossible to stop thinking about her unexpected run-in with Conrad Langston, an old flame that never quite burnt out.
When her mother calls in the middle of the night because her sister is missing and the police are offering little help, Rachel immediately turns to the only person she knows she can always count on - Conrad.
Determined to protect her family, Rachel finds herself embroiled in the frightening and tragic underworld of human trafficking. As her pursuit of justice pulls her deep into the darkness, she recognizes an opportunity to re-evaluate her choices in life and take a new path - even if it means walking through the fires of hell to protect the ones she loves.
Passionate, engaging and poignant, Devil in Disguise entertains while raising awareness of modern day social issues.
This book was a quick read and kept me interested throughout. I was not familiar with this author before I found this book to review, but I will be looking for her other books to learn more about some of the characters in this book that were not the main characters.
I was shocked to find out the statistics of human trafficking, and to realize how prevalent it actually is in the United States and with young girls and boys. I would highly recommend this book. I look forward to reading more from this author.