Saturday, April 30, 2016

If I Run

Casey knows the truth. But it won’t set her free.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truthThat’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up.

Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices: the girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.
Casey is an intriguing character. Smart--too wise for her years, and yet so innocent. She comes from a heartbreaking background, and her search for justice has only put her life and the lives of her friends and family in danger. She's on the run for her life, but still cares about what happens to those around her more than she cares for herself. She's in a hopeless situation; there seems to be no way out. 

~From the blurb for If I Run

Casey is an intriguing character. Young and innocent, yet wise beyond her years and tough as nails. Mostly. Her search for justice for her father has put her life, and the lives of her friends and family in danger. Even while running, her concern is for others, and she risks her life and her cover for a total stranger. Everything looks hopeless--for her, for the person she's trying to help, for her family.... 

If I Run met my expectations, and although not as good as some of Terri Blackstock's other offerings such as the Restoration Series, it's still an exciting read, and I look forward to the rest of the series. 

Terri Blackstock is my favorite author for several reasons: 

  • Her books are never boring. 
  • Her stories don't include vulgarity or inappropriate situations. She doesn't get as close to "unacceptable" as she can. 
  • She manages to tackle many pressing questions and spiritual topics, but it's never cheesy or forced. 
  • Her books, unlike many, truly deserve to be called "Christian Fiction". 
  • I love that my teenagers can read enjoy these books, and I don't have to worry about what they are reading. 
  • Did I mention that her books are NEVER boring? ;) 

4 out of 5 stars from me. 

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Little Felted Dogs, Easy Projects for Making Adorable Pups

 I don't know anything about felting, but I love felted items and these little pups are just the cutest thing ever! I wanted to wait until we could get the supplies to actually try making one of these little guys, but we weren't able to do that yet. My daughter is great at miniature things like this, and I'm anxious for her to try her hand at these!

This is such a pretty little book, and the photos are excellent. The book includes information on needle felting basics and essential tools, a wool guide, tips on working with wool, and other tips and techniques. Clear instructions and helpful diagrams are included for every dog.

Little Felted Dogs  is a perfect gift for the crafter in your life! 

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.