Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!


What Works for this Book?

A Baby for SarahA Baby for Sarah by Carol Voss isn’t the type of book I would normally pick up, but the story intrigued me. Let me just warn you, now; Continue reading


Christian Romance Review: SUMMER’S LOVE

Summer's LoveWhat a delightful afternoon I’ve had relaxing with a winsome contemporary novel, Summer’s Love, put out by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. The author is listed as Stu Summers. I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve just read a Continue reading


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Review: Wishing Season

Do you read at night? I confess that I do. In fact, that’s usually about the only time that I read. Doing so any other time of day makes me feel lazy. And, in truth, I find it hard to settle my brain enough to concentrate on a book during working hours.

I had planned to read a few pages of this new story before I fell asleep one night last week. Instead, I Continue reading


Review: Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl

I tried another new-to-me author this weekend. Well, not exactly new-to-me. I know Nancy Mehl online through Suspense Sisters. I’m so grateful to her for bringing me in as the senior reviewer there.

But I had never read any of her books. Blew me away to learn she had published Continue reading


Hot Chocolate Season

hot chocolateNo doubt. It’s time for seasonal music, roaring fireplaces, and the smooth, heavenly flavor of hot cocoa. Okay, almost. But with the temperature dipping, I delighted in a few hours of anticipation of holiday spirit.

Yuletide Angel, debut novella by Sandra Ardoin, draws the reader into Continue reading


Cupcake Break

AllsfairinloveandcupcakesI had the delight of sharing a plane ride with Betsy St. Amant almost exactly one year ago when we both traveled from Dallas to Indianapolis for the American Christian Fiction Writers annual national conference. Since she was witty and sharp, I knew her newest story would have the same humor, keen insight, and dedication to the Lord.

So glad I was able to Continue reading


Crazy-Good!

Like Frank Peretti? Well, he likes the writing of Carrie Parks Stuart! Even mentored her on her debut novel and BOY, IS IT GOOD!

Read my full review at the Suspense Sisters Review page today!


Review: Raptor 6

Book cover of Raptor 6 with a buy linkOne of my all-time favorite authors has another series and another layer to her expertise.

Captain Dean Watters has been the operations leader for several missions during the Breed Apart series. Now we get his story in this, the first book of The Quiet Professionals series. Continue reading


New Suspense Sisters Review

Nowhere to TurnHave I mentioned how much I like Lynette Eason’s books? If you didn’t catch my review on her first one, No One to Trust, hit the link.

But today offers a new Lynette Eason book and a new reviewer at SUSPENSE SISTERS Book Reviews. Use the link at the SUSPENSE SISTERS blog.

Make sure you leave a comment and say HI to our newest reviewer, Sandra Ardoin!


Review and Giveaway: Jungle Fire

Book cover of Jungle Fire with a buy linkFree book opportunity! I love getting to share some great books on the Suspense Sister blog, but this one is definitely a FAVORITE. And I have a copy to give away FREE to one of the members on my quarterly newsletter.

Not part of my email list? No problem. Hit the link to sign up for the periodic updates! Simple and you’ll be automatically in the running for many of my other drawings along with getting first notice of Faith~Driven Fiction news.  Continue reading