Saturday, June 29, 2019

Death in Paradise

Who's seen "Death in Paradise"?  ✋  I accidentally stumbled across this BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) show a few years ago on Netflix.  Not normally one for mysteries, I thought I'd give it a try anyway and guess what happened?  Yup, I was hooked!  After watching several seasons I decided it was something my husband would like as well, so I had him watch a few episodes.  Guess what happened?  Yup...he was hooked too.  🙂 

We've eagerly been anticipating the release of Series (season) 8 this month and were not disappointed!  Since I work at a library (and order the DVDs) I made sure it was pre-ordered so we would receive it as soon as possible (I even ordered from the BBC Shop because you get it sooner than ordering from Amazon!).  We watched the entire season within a few nights and passed it off to a co-worker and her husband who are hooked on the show as well. 

If you're looking for a new series to start I highly recommend this one!  An added bonus is the beautiful location that it takes place in...I mean really, who wouldn't want to sit around and look at an amazing beach?! (I have this exact picture from the show hanging up at my desk at work!)

Interested in learning more about the show?  Click here

Check out the Series 8 trailer...

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Way I Heard It - Mike Rowe

I think I just experienced Christmas 6 months early!! I've been waiting for an ARC (advanced reader copy) of this book that releases in October and it just arrived today. In a pretty sparkly red envelope. And I'm in between books so guess what I'm reading this weekend?!

The Killing Tide - Dani Pettrey

Pages: 352
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pub Date: August 6, 2019

About the book (from Amazon): 

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer's boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits.

When investigative reporter--and Finn's boss's sister--Gabby Rowley arrives, her unrelenting questions complicate an already volatile situation. Now that she's back, the tug on Finn's heart is strong, but with the risks she's taking for her next big story, he fears she might not live through it.

Thrown together by the heinous crime, Finn and Gabby can't ignore the sparks or judgments flying between them. But will they be able to see past their preconceptions long enough to track down an elusive killer, or will they become his next mark?

My thoughts...

I absolutely LOVED this book!!  Dani Pettrey is one of my favorite Christian Fiction Suspense authors and I was excited to get my hands on an early copy of this new series to complete a review for Library Journal (a professional journal a lot of libraries use for reading reviews when purchasing titles). If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!