Medical Judgment by Richard Mabry

Medical Judgment


“Medical Judgment” is yet another of Dr. Richard Mabry’s suspense-filled novels woven around the medical profession. It always surprises me how well this author can write from a female protagonist’s viewpoint but he pretty much nails it every time. Dr. Mabry grabbed my attention with this one from page one and held it all the way to the end. I read the book in one evening because I couldn’t put it down.

The plot moved along at a steady clip, driven by plenty of action, suspense, and soul-searching. Spiked with just the right touch of romance and faith, “Medical Judgment” was an extremely satisfying read. Each of the primary characters was well-rounded with both positive and negative traits which made them all the more authentic. I particularly liked how difficult it was to decide just who was harassing Sarah Gordon during the entire book. Several possible culprits were presented, all with feasible motives. Even her good friends and pastor were suspect! This novel just goes to prove that not all murderers have rational motives so it can be very difficult to pin them down. I was completely surprised by who the guilty party turned out to be. I had no clue!

If you enjoy medical mystery/suspense novels, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of “Medical Judgment” asap. I don’t think you will regret it.

A copy of this book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


Dr. Sarah Gordon lost her husband and daughter. Now she’s about to lose her life.

After losing the two people she loved the most, Sarah Gordon doesn’t think life could get worse. But, after a fire in her garage is ruled an arson, she begins to realize someone is after her—and that person wants to see her dead. But first, they want to see her suffer.

Her late husband’s best friend, Kyle Andrews, and a recovering alcoholic detective, Bill Larson, are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and they’re both trying to win her heart, too. Not only does Sarah feel torn between two men, she also feels as though she cannot trust anyone.

With creepy threats that become more and more sinister, Sarah finds herself in constant fear, but even the best home alarm technology won’t protect her. Who is doing this, and why are they after her?

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Richard Mabry, M.D.Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes “medical suspense with heart.” His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.

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Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd

Dawn at Emberwilde


“Dawn at Emberwilde” is yet another example of why I love Sarah Ladd’s books. The mysterious and often threatening forest of Emberwilde is the perfect background setting for the events that take place within the narrative. The strongly depicted characters have differing motives that only come to light at just the right points of the story. At times their motives are fairly obvious and at other times they are not easily discerned. Unexpected twists in the plot lend a certain amount of suspense and the romantic tension is flawless. The story moved along at a good pace with adequate dialogue, action, suspense, and romance to hold my attention – in fact it ended much too quickly as most good books do.

As of late my favorite type book is historical fiction that contains not only a romantic element but also one of mystery and suspense. “Dawn at Emberwilde” absolutely meets those qualifications. It reminds me of the old Gothic type romance novels I used to devour when I was much younger. Apparently my taste in books has not changed very much.

I thoroughly enjoyed “Dawn at Emberwilde” and my only regret is that I will have to wait awhile for Sarah’s next novel. It will definitely be on my must read list.

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Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

At Emberwilde Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.

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Sarah LaddSarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for “The Heiress of Winterwood.” She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky Golden Retriever.

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Close to Home by Deborah Raney

Close to Home


As I have read the earlier books in Raney’s Chicory Inn series, Bree has been present but has only played a small part in the stories of members of the Whitman family. In “Close to Home” readers finally get to read her story.

As the young widow of the oldest Whitman son Tim, Bree has spent the five years since his death close to his family. Although she is beginning to feel that she may be ready for another chance at love, she fears how that could affect her relationship with the family she has grown to love as her own. A new relationship offers possibilities and challenges that leave Bree confused about her future. Then she meets another man who changes everything. Could this be love?

I enjoyed spending time with the Whitman family again and it was both fun and frustrating watching Bree’s efforts to navigate the deep waters of romance again. As in the previous books, I was struck by the intense Whitman family loyalty, their faith, and the way they all worked together to take care of their own, not to mention how easily they welcomed new people into their ranks. I also loved Grant’s term for his son-in-laws – “the sillies”. I love reading about this wonderful family and am looking forward to the next book of the series.

A copy of this book was provided for review by The Amazon Vine Program.


Bree Cordel Whitman is a Whitman by marriage, but sometimes she forgets she wasn’t born into Grant and Audrey’s family. Her late husband, Timothy Whitman, gave his life for his country on a windblown hill in Afghanistan. Bree has let the love of Tim’s family keep her ties to him strong–in the same way she keeps Tim’s memory alive for them. But it’s been almost five years, and she can’t hang onto the past forever.

Fighting the guilt she feels for wanting to love again, she can’t help her dreams about a tall, dark, and handsome man–a man who is not her Tim. How can she accept the flirtations from Drew Brooks without throwing the Whitman family back into grieving? And how can Drew compete with the ghost of a hero and the hero’s very alive family who seem to hold some spell over the woman who shares their name . . . a woman he might just love?


Deborah RaneyDeborah Raney’s books have won numerous awards including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deb’s novels—for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita. Visit Deb on the web at

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton

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“Sister Eve and the Blue Nun” is the first book I’ve read by Lynne Hinton. I was uncertain what I could expect and it took me a little while to become fully engaged with the book even though it began quickly with a murder to solve. However, once I became better acquainted with the motorcycle riding, jeans wearing nun who doubles as a detective, it was easy to jump in and let the story pull me along for the ride.

I liked how Eve tended to be a bit of a lone ranger but also had a tendency to jump into things too quickly and make a mess of them. Her belief in her friend’s innocence was admirable as was her determination to prove it. Unfortunately that led her to make dangerous decisions that jeopardized her life. The way the legend of the Blue Nun played into the story was fascinating and I learned about a spiritual gift recognized by Catholics called biolocation that I had never encountered before.

All-in-all, I enjoyed reading about Sister Eve’s adventures in helping to solve another case enough that I will absolutely be open to reading more books by this author.

A copy of this book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.

After a murder at the monastery, Sister Eve may need a miracle if she is to prove a dear friend isn’t a cold-blooded killer.

Sister Eve, a motorcycle-riding nun with a natural (or is it supernatural?) gift for solving murders returns to the enclave she once called home and quickly finds herself confronting yet another mysterious death.

Someone has poisoned Dr. Kelly Middlesworth—a researcher on the life and ministry of 17th-century’s revered “Blue Nun”—and a set of irreplaceable historic documents have disappeared before they could even be examined.

When all evidence seems to point to the victim’s brother, Sister Eve sets out to expose the killer and learn the explosive truth those missing manuscripts might contain.

Chasing a killer is dangerous work, and as her two worlds collide, Sister Eve may need some heavenly help simply to survive.

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Lynne HintonLynne Hinton is the “New York Times” bestselling author of “Friendship Cake” and “Pie Town.” A native of North Carolina, she received her undergraduate degree from the U.N.C. at Greensboro and her Masters of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She also studied at Wake Forest University and the NC School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. She has served as a chaplain with hospice and as the pastor of Mount Hope United Church of Christ and First Congregational United Church of Christ, both in North Carolina. Lynne is a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer. She lives with her husband, Bob Branard, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Children of God by Phil Wickham

Children of God


Phil Wickham is back and his songwriting and vocal skills do not disappoint. Lyrically, his songs are well crafted and strong. For my personal taste, the music itself is somewhat over-produced and much of it sounds computer generated to me. I much prefer more basic instruments that do not overpower the vocalist but instead enhance the performance. I am certain however that younger listeners will probably be in love with the dance style instrumentation on this CD.

I think my favorite song is Doxology/Amen which opens the CD with worship. I particularly like the new verse Wickham added as well as the entire arrangement. His live youtube performance of the song made me love it even more. Other songs are also outstanding, especially The Secret Place, a duet featuring Madison Cunningham.

Overall, “Children of God” is a strong offering from an established musician. Glad to have Phil back in good health!

A copy of this CD was provided for review by Flyby Promotions.

Phil WickhamPhil Wickham has a new CD out, CHILDREN OF GOD!  The first since his surgery in 2014, to remove a vocal polyp.  He has a new sound and renewed energy in praising God for his complete healing from this life changing, down on his knee’s, surrender to God awakening!

Phil delivers his most personal album to date. Standing on the musical foundation he has built through the years, “Children of God” is at once recognizable as another Phil masterpiece, but with a few new musical twists and turns that make this record a sonic buffet. The album’s first single “Your Love Awakens Me” was played before an audience of thousands on the 2016 Spring Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour alongside Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and more. Phil Wickham’s acclaimed single “This Is Amazing Grace” was honored with RIAA Gold Certification from his 2013 project, “The Ascension” and was BMI’s 2015 Christian “Song of the Year.”

Songs Included on Children of God:

  1. Doxology/Amen
  2. Better Than Life
  3. Your Love Awakens Me
  4. The Secret Place
  5. Wide Awake
  6. My All In All
  7. Starmaker (High Above the Earth)
  8. Children of God
  9. Stand in Awe
  10. Body Mind & Soul
  11. As It Is In Heaven
  12. Spirit of God

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My All In All