“Deadly Inheritance” by Clair M. Poulson *christian mystery book review*

“Deadly Inheritance” by Clair M. Poulson

Another thrilling mystery book by author Clair Poulson! I have read some of his books off and on over the years and have really enjoyed them.

I really liked the main characters Andi, Bolden, Mason, and Gramps in this story. It was nice to see how Andi and Bolden were able to pull their life around after having such an awful childhood and relationship with their mother.

Andi decides to settle down in a small town after meeting Gramps in the local cafe one day. Years later she finds contentment but not the peace she is hoping to find. After former cop Gramps Granger is murdered, Andi and her brother try to figure out the killer is and why someone is trying to hurt them as well.

Fast paced, clean, christian mystery that is sure to keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat! I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book
Andi Buckner and her twin brother, Bolden, have had enough of the rough streets of Detroit. When they can no longer bear the drugs and abuse within their home, the twins make their escape: Bolden to the military, and Andy to wherever the wind takes her. With few belongings and no specific destination, Andi eventually finds herself across the table from a kind old man in a quaint café in Spring Hollow, Montana. Louis “Gramps” Granger, a retired cop, takes Andi under his wing. Andi soon finds a peace she’s never known as she roots herself in the small town, working at the café and living in a cabin on Gramp’s property. But her peace is short-lived. . . When an enemy from Gramp’s past murders the old man, Andi’s need to see justice served draws her into an investigation far beyond her own abilities. But hundreds of miles away, her twin brother senses her despair and heeds her silent plea for help. Andi is soon reunited with her brother as well as with Bolden’s friend, private investigator Mason Crowther. Together, the trio delves into a mystery and soon discovers that the murderer’s motive goes far deeper than any of them imagined. With the truth almost within reach, they find themselves directly in the path of a killer who will stop at nothing to finish what they’ve started. . . .

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Moving Target (Elite Guardians Book #3) by Lynette Eason

Moving Target (Elite Guardians Book #3) by Lynette Eason

This book was outstanding! Fast thrilling pace from beginning to end-I didn’t put the book down until I was done!

“Moving Target” is book 3 of the Elite Guardian series and I can’t wait for book 4 coming out in August 2017. Maddy and Quinn are kidnapped by a serial killer and thrown into a forest and given the instructions to run or die. Maddy and Quinn try to outsmart the unknown killer while trying to stay alive and guess his next move before it happens. With the help of the other Elite Guardians, as mentioned in previous books, they try to piece together what all the previous deaths have in common so they can find the killer before the “game” is over.

Clean, christian fiction but I consider it adult content due to the violence. I highly recommend this suspenseful thriller!

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book

When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don’t show up for Quinn’s surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it’s not long before she realizes she’s in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don’t win this game, they die.

Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason’s relentless suspense barely gives her readers time to catch their breath in this third thrilling installment of the Elite Guardians series.

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About the Author
Lynette Eason is the award-winning, bestselling author of several romantic suspense series, including the Hidden Identity and Deadly Reunions novels. Lynette graduated from the University of South Carolina and went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina.

Rachel Dulude is an actor and book narrator based in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been recording audiobooks since 2012 in genres ranging from young adult to adult thrillers. As an actor, she has performed with the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence and the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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“Her Secret” by Shelley Shepard Gray *new suspense series*

About the Book:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray begins a new series—The Amish of Hart County—with this suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker.

After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she’s getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky…if only she wasn’t too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone—even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she’ll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was.

For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called “The Recluse” confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he’s misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being grateful for God’s gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that there’s always more to someone than meets the eye.

Just as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a new love, more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Now Hannah must decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has found in Hart County.

I really enjoyed this new series by author Shelley Shepard Gray! I have read other Amish fiction books by her and I really enjoyed the suspense and drama in this story.

The plot kept my interest and I liked reading the family struggles from all the different character’s point of views. I could totally relate to the mothers frustration with her children, as well as Hannahs frustration with being stalked and constant fears.

I didn’t guess how the ending of the book would be, so I’m glad it wasn’t predictable. There will be a second book coming out in July called “His Guilt”- I can’t wait to read it!

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

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About the author:
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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20 day Countdown to Foot Levelers 2017 Blue Ridge Marathon #BRM26pt2 #RunBlueRidge #10k



Join me for the 8th annual America’s Toughest Road Marathon on April 22, 2017! Did you know that Roanoke, VA, is one of the few running races allowed on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the country (America’s most visited National Park)?

The Blue Ridge Marathon has THE MOST elevation change of any road race in the United States. This is how it gets it’s “toughest” road marathon status.


You don’t have to run a marathon though to participate! They are offering FOUR distances for this race: 10k, half, full, & double. I will be running the 10k. New to this year is also the RELAY!!

For this post I want to highlight the ANTHEM STAR 10K specifics. This is the race that I will be doing with a friend of mine.

The Anthem Star 10k is quickly becoming the most popular way to get involved in all the excitement of America’s Toughest Road Marathon. We know that 26.2 miles isn’t for everyone, and we don’t blame you! But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the race day hype that surrounds Roanoke’s signature athletic event.

The Anthem Star 10K Event Details:

DATE: April 22nd, 2017
LOCATION: Course Start at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke, VA
PACKET PICK-UP: Friday, April 21st from 3:00pm-8:00pm & Saturday, April 22nd from 5:30am-7:00am


Total Elevation Gain/Loss = 2000′ of elevation change as you run up the Fishburn Parkway to the Star…then down the old toll road and back to the finish line
Total Elevation Gain = 861 ft.
Star K Race App Map 2016
Interactive Course Map
Course Hydration provided by SKRATCH LABS
Walkers are permitted and encouraged
The beautiful Star 10k course leads up you up to the iconic 90 ft. Mill Mountain Star with overlooks of the entire city. You will be rewarded with great photo opportunities, and the pride of looking up at the star knowing that you conquered that mountain.

The best part of the Anthem Star 10k is that you have WAY more time than the other distances to enjoy the fabulous finish festival! Enjoy a beer compliments of the Blue Ridge Marathon team, grab a bite from a local food truck, and enjoy free live music as the full and half marathoners roll across the finish line. The Anthem Star 10k is a great challenge for people of all ages, so don’t miss out and join the fun!


Make sure to Use my code: BRMFRIENDS to save 15% any of the four race distances (10k, half, full, & double) and there is no expiration date!


Stay tuned for the 10 day countdown and specifics about the 4 person marathon relay! and be sure to check out my Instagram page for all my training pictures!


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“Run Like a Diva” promo code and race increase for DC! *Don’t Delay*

Heads up, Divas!

The first price increase for DC’s Wine Country event is today March 31. Be sure to register no later than today by 11:59pm to receive the best price of the year!

Hope to see you this year at the Run Like A Diva Wine County races.

Don’t forget to use my exclusive code to save 10% off the 5k or half marathon race: RDDIVADC17

Follow the link below to register:


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