07 August 2012

Marian Baay reviews High Desert Haven by Lynnette Bonner


High Desert Haven


Reviewed by Marian Baay

5 Stars *****

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4.

This is book 2 in The Shepherd’s Heart Series. I love the name of this series, because Psalm 23 is one of my favorite Psalms. In High Desert Haven Lynnette Bonner beautifully shares the Lord Jesus’ Shepherd’s Heart again.

I enjoy books with characters that love the Lord, so this book was a feast! In Rocky Mountain Oasis we already met Jason Jordan. Jason turned back to God and stopped drinking. Now it’s his turn to get settled.

Nicki Trent gave up everything to save her family. Now she’s widowed and left with her young son. They’re living on a ranch and Nicki needs a ranch manager to help her out. Therefore she hires Jason. They both feel attracted to each other from the start, but her neighbour William doesn’t like Jason and is trying to push Nicki to marry him. Why is William in such a hurry to marry her so soon after her husband died?

Someone is trying to scare Nicki and her neighbours away from their lands. There must be a connection to the flying bullets, fires and killings. It seems like Jason has to do with it. Nicki thought he could be trusted. Was she wrong?

This book has everything that I like to see in a story—love, suspense, and a fine Christian message. I enjoyed this book immensely!


I love Lynnette’s writing style and the stories she’s sharing. I feel so at home with her characters—I loved them from the start. In High Desert Haven she already had me smiling and crying early on in the story. I hope she won’t keep us waiting too long for the next book in this series!

Lynnette Bonner's books are available through Amazon and CBD.


GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week's contest. Drawing will be late Saturday. Your choice of Lynnette's books, choice of format*. Void where prohibited by law. *International winners only receive the book in ebook format, not as a paperback.

35 comments:

  1. This sounds so good!! I have not read the first book but will order it today... :)

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  2. JEWELS67, I hope you'll enjoy reading Lynnette's book!

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  3. Ok, we are all getting out of bed over here, MARIAN, so perhaps you won't be so lonely now? ;)

    I can tell how much you really enjoyed this book; your heart is really in this review...and that is my favorite kind to read! I really enjoyed this book as well, AND getting acquainted with Lynnette's work. I am so glad she is with us this week!

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  4. I would like to begin with The Shepherd's Heart, book 1, Rocky Mountain Oasis, print copy. Please add me to the drawing. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  5. I haven't read any Books by Ms Bonner and would live to start! This book looks very interesting! Can't wait to read it.

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  6. Sorry... Email is lcenlow@sit-co.net

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  7. DIANA, I'm glad you had the chance to read High Desert Haven, too! And I agree that it's great to have Lynnette with us this week!

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  8. KATHLEEN, we will surely enter you in the drawing. Good luck!

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  9. LCENLOW, thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll enjoy Lynnette's books when you get the chance to read them.

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  10. Need another good read...would love to win! Ncmom@att.net

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  11. Good morning, all! (Evening to you, Marian?) Thanks for such a wonderful review, Marian. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and I appreciate your enthusiasm for it.

    It is my pleasure to be with you all here this week - even if I am sleep deprived because of a new puppy. :) Hopefully he will learn to sleep through the night here soon! :p

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  12. Great review MARIAN!!!

    Puppies are like babies, LYNNETTE!

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  13. CATHY! Thanks for commenting. You're entered!

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  14. LYNNETTE, yes it's evening in the Netherlands! Count 6 hours to Eastern Time and you'll have Dutch time. ;)

    How old is your puppy now? I saw his picture on your Facebook page and I think it's a sweetie!

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  15. Thanks CARRIE. You take care of yourself today sweet lady!

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  16. What a beautiful cover to draw people to the story within the book's pages! I like how the border around the title has the little tendrils on it to match the character's hair tendrils. Nice touch. The story sounds like it has a lot to offer the reader with the romantic suspense.

    Please do enter me into the contest.

    Blessings & BC,
    Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. JANICE, I agree that the cover is beautiful. It seems you have looked at it very closely. :)

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  18. Marian, the puppy is 13 weeks now.

    And Janice, I'm glad you like the cover. :)

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  19. love the cover. thanks for chance to win this book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. Thank you for the Review, this Book sounds so good, please add me to your Giveaway.

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. APPLE BLOSSOM, we will put you and INGRID in for the giveaway! Always love to see you both. INGRID, I hope you are feeling well! Blessings!

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  22. This is a great promotion, Carrie - just stopping by to say hi, no need to enter.

    Hi, Lynnette and Carrie :)

    Lisa

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  23. MARIAN... I hope you know I LOVE your reviews, always!! This book cover is so BEAUTIFUL!!

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  24. LISA, thanks for stopping by and saying hi. :) Have a nice day!

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  25. TERESA, thanks and I hope you know I love your reviews, always!! :)
    This book cover is one of my favorites. Lynnette did such a nice job on it!

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  26. Since many are commenting on the cover, I thought I'd share a post I wrote on my blog, AuthorCulture, about how this is done. http://authorculture.blogspot.com/2012/07/creating-cover-for-your-self-published.html

    And thanks again, everyone. :)

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  27. I am always looking for new authors to read and this book sounds really interesting. Would welcome the opportunity to discover the message of it.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for sharing that article with us, LYNNETTE! It's very informative. I went to see the original pictures. Very nice!

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  29. JOYE, thanks for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy the book and message when you get to read it.

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  30. This book sounds so good and the cover is so beautiful. I would love to read it.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. It's good to see you, JO! We will enter you in the contest. Good luck!

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  32. This book looks Great! I love the cover! Thanks for the chance to win!
    richmond.abigail@gmail.com

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  33. ABIGAIL, this IS a great book!
    You're entered in the contest. :)

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  34. Hi LISA!!! So good to see you here and not just all around ACFW! I am betting you have read this talented lady's work already! Thanks so much for popping in and come back any time!!!

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