Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Review: The Vengeance Squad by Sidney W. Frost

In his book, The Vengeance Squad, Sidney W. Frost takes us on a non-stop journey toward one man’s vengeance.

Chris McCowan is days from his wedding when tragedy strikes. While he and his fiancé, Sarah, are having a quiet lunch, a helicopter crash interrupts. When they investigate, they find themselves in the middle of a possible terrorist attack, with bearded men firing machine guns from the downed helicopter. Sarah, a nurse, goes to the aid of a victim, and is also shot.

From then on Chris’s life goes into a tailspin. He takes the responsibility for Sarah’s death and resolves to find and kill the men responsible, no matter what the cost. Vengeance is his goal.

But the cost is high. Turning his back on God and the church, Chris finds help for his quest from some unlikely sources: an ex-con/ex-marine in a wheelchair, a grandmotherly librarian with unusual connections and a beautiful agent from somewhere, perhaps the FBI. Chris doesn’t care, as long as his computer skills mesh with the talents the other members of the fledgling “Vengeance Squad” provide.

Following clues from unexpected sources, Chris and his new friends are able to put some pieces of the puzzle together. Chris’s faith also comes back together as he grows in his understanding of God’s place in his life.

We’re left with a satisfactory ending and the promise of more “Vengeance Squad” activities to come. I hope we won’t have to wait too long for more “can’t put the book down” adventures from Mr. Frost!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: The Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wiseman

The newest book in Beth Wiseman’s “The Land of Canaan” series is a winner! It will be available for purchase on October 4, 2011.

Katie Ann and her husband, Ivan, had moved from Lancaster County to the San Luis Valley of Colorado to start a new life, but her life turned upside down when after more than 20 years of marriage he left her for another woman – an Englisch woman. She grieves that he died in a car accident before she could him that he was finally a father, but she delights in the joy that the new baby brings to her life. Katie Ann tells herself she is content. Who wouldn’t be with such a beautiful baby and good friends and neighbors?

Eli Detweiler is poised on the threshold of the next stage of his life. Widowed at a young age, he raised his six children on his own in Ohio. Now, his youngest daughter happily married, he is ready to live for himself and enjoy all the leisure and travel that a semi-retired farmer can fit into his life. What he doesn’t want is to start over, even if it’s with a beautiful widow and her young son.

Katie Ann and Eli’s friendship grows, but they are determined not to let it blossom into a romance, despite what her friends and his children are urging. What follows is a lovely story of friendship and commitment.

Beth Wiseman has written several Amish fiction books, including Seek Me With All Your Heart, the first book in “The Land of Canaan” series. Find her on,, and on Facebook!

Thomas Nelson publishers provided a free copy of this book for my review.