Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins

1937: after young Rose Hall is kidnapped her family sells their ‘cursed’ yellow Packard. As FBI agent Helen Meeker tries to find Rose the Packard impacts several lives. In the end could it be key to cracking the case?

Helen Meeker wins respect and faces setbacks as a woman in a male field. The lives impacted by the Packard are everyday people struggling with the Great Depression, the onset of WWII and life. The Packard’s impact touches on a larger plan in life and the challenges of hoping. Helen’s struggles, the Packard, and other elements give a look back into 1937 to 1941. The Yellow Packard offers Christian suspense set in the 1930s to 1940s and a female protagonist choosing a traditional male role.

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P.I. Ally Fortune is put between a secretive client and Soviet agents in Miss Fortune by Sara Mills.

An attorney goes undercover during a filmstar war bond campaign to investigate her sister’s death in Stars in the Night by Cara C. Putman.

Interested in learning more about the history of women in the FBI? Check out resources such as the FBI website “Women Special Agents Gallery”.


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The Secret of Lodestar by Tim Champlin


Marc Charvein goes to the ghost town of Lodestar seeking an outlaw and lost gold. He’ll find friendship, greed, and death. Will Lodestar be his end?

The characters in this quick read are memorable. Marc is a smart sharp shooter with a slight philosophical side. He crosses paths with a secretive hermit, a romantic but strong secretary, and a rogue law man. Shifting alliances, deadly hide and seek, and the gold’s fate create suspense. The Secret of Lodestar offers a quick Western, interesting characters, and plenty of suspense.

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A marshal living in solitude is drawn into the troubles of a woman on the run in The Ghosts of Apache Creek by Ralph Compton.

An amnesiac struggles to remember his unsettling past and protect a female rancher from thieves in The Man Called Noon by Louis L’Amour.

A cowboy framed for rustling a herd must rescue it before a posse catches up to him in Trail Hand by R.W. Stone.


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The French Prize by James L. Nelson

The French Prize: A NovelJack Biddlecomb’s first commanding mission is to get the merchant ship Abigail safely to Barbados. His mission holds hidden danger because political treachery has set a French warship against him. Can this young and untried commander defeat overwhelming odds?

Jack knows the sea, but his impulsiveness and being captain challenge him. His two passengers and the enemy French commander have hidden depths which create a stormy tale. Nelson shows the changeability and danger of sea life and makes battles vivid. Sea life and a dash of political treachery give a look at the newly created U.S.  The French Prize offers seafaring adventure and historical fiction set in the early days of the U.S. navy.

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Captain Peabody of the U.S. frigate Delaware faces off against the British in the War of 1812 in The Captain from Connecticut by C.S. Forester.

Lt. Richard Cutler seeks his fortune in the newly developing U.S. navy in The Power and the Glory by William C. Hammond.

To learn more about the early seafaring history of the U.S. check out books such as Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll.



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Hot Point by M.L. Buchman

Mechanic Denise Conroy and pilot Vern Taylor are surprised when a connection sparks between them. Their relationship blossoms as they work together battling wildfires. When disaster hits during a classified assignment will it end their chance at happiness?

Denise and Vern’s romance is tender as they get to know and help each other. (Their romance also is steamy in places.) Both are excellent in their fields and equal to each other. Buchman uses everyday and interesting details to make firefighting, Seattle, and Honduras feel real. Hot Point offers a couple who helps each other, passionate romance and suspense.

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Captain Morgan Borland and SEAL Jake Ramsey’s Afghanistan mission will bring them together or tear them apart in Down Range by Lindsay McKenna.

Pilot Penelope Chestnut and daredevil Wyatt Sinclair find deadly secrets and love as they seek the truth behind the death of Wyatt’s uncle in Kiss the Moon by Carla Neggers.

Diver Kate Donnelly and investigator Holden Cameron unite to save a Caribbean treasure project beset by mysterious accidents in Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell.





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The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

Secret abilities are all that prevent Oriana Paredes from joining her lady in a watery grave. Risking exposure to seek justice, she joins forces with handsome police consultant Duilio Ferreira. Can they unravel the horror taking place beneath their Golden City?

Oriana must find the courage to become a lady of action. She and Ferreira feel attraction, but awareness of various obstacles creates a slow burn. Suspense builds as they move carefully against elusive and powerful enemies. Society rules, mermaids, selkies, magic, and alternate history are all part of this 1902 Portugal. The Golden City offers a strong heroine, fun genreblending, and mythological creatures.

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A woman finds romance and horror as she battles to save London from the vicious fae in Copperhead by Tina Connolly. (Click here to read my blog entry on Copperhead.)

A young woman in early 20th century San Francisco who sees ghosts joins forces with a mysterious detective to catch a ritual using killer in Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer.

A professor’s daughter joins forces with a disgraced magician to unravel a conspiracy in Regency London in The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter.

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