Archive | October 2017

The Fibonacci Murders by Dale E Lehman

The Thinking Man’s Murder Mystery

The Fibonacci Murders by Dale E Lehman is a mind blowing contemporary murder mystery. Murders connected to the Fibonacci sequence really test the reader’s power to figure out what is going on and who will be next?

Not a mathematician but I found the whole book fascinating in its complexity. It drew me in from the start and had me questioning – whose was the mathematician’s voice?

The whole book hung together marvellously with a fabulous plotline and realistic characters. In my head I ‘watched’ the police drama unfold. I could easily imagine a bustling police department, the press conferences and the general panic amongst the public. The novel would make a great film.

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The Long Walk Back by Stephen Mizell

Honest And Informative

The Long Walk Back by Stephen Mizell is a wonderfully honest account of the author’s fall from grace and his walk back into the will of God. Through Stephen Mizell’s experiences, he shares what he has learnt in the hope that others will learn from his mistakes.

This book is a wonderful tool for us all. We may not have fallen but we cannot afford to be complacent. The enemy prowls around us like a lion, waiting to pounce and devour us.

No one ever sets out to sin. We do not walk into our marriages with the intention of committing adultery. We fall into sin for a number of reasons – poor choices, we “journey down a road of poor decisions.” We need to know our weaknesses. “If you are not aware of your weaknesses and do not learn how to overcome it, it will… overcome you.” We need to establish our values. There must be a line we will not cross but there is a “gap between knowing and doing.”

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Colors Of Christmas by Olivia Newport

Tales Of Hope

Colors Of Christmas by Olivia Newport is two wonderful tales with similar themes of love, loss, friendship and hope. Both are set around Christmas and are sure to warm the readers hearts. Both remind the reader of the importance of good friends, community and the hope we have in Jesus.

Christmas In Gold is a wonderful story of hope and memories. Told from the point of view of an octogenarian, originally from Germany but living in America, the reader gets a glimpse into Christmases past and present. Memories are tied up in ornaments and snowfalls.

Nazi Germany was a hard place to grow up in but Astrid “held on to God” knowing that “God wouldn’t change.” In an ever changing world, God is our secure anchor in every storm.

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Returning Home by Toni Shiloh


Returning Home by Toni Shiloh is the most delightful Christian romance. It is the first book in the Freedom Lake series and I cannot wait for the rest.

The novel deals with loss – the loss of a planned future that creates a hardening of the heart towards God. “He and God weren’t on speaking terms.” A belief that God has abandoned us is a lie from the enemy. God is always with us and walks alongside us in our pain. He waits for us to return. “Until you turn back to God, you’ll have no peace… bitterness will… take root… until you are godless.”

Past events have the power to cause bitterness to grow and root. The answer is to forgive. Forgive all those past hurts that rob us of present joy.

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