“We love, simply because we’re loved. God’s love comes first and ours is just a response. We didn’t trigger it – He did.”
I have always loved Susan May Warren’s writing. Her contemporary, her historical, her suspense…it’s all fabulous! She crafts characters that you connect with from the moment you meet them…and from then on you consider them friends. She draws you into each story and you are not only entertained, but ministered to.
As soon as I heard about the Montana Marshalls series, I knew I wanted to read them. I purchased the first book, KNOX, and it was sitting on my to-be-read pile when I heard that TATE was soon to hit shelves. These books were coming out fast! I devoured them both and oh my goodness!!! Ah-maz-ing!!! So, so good. I couldn’t put them down…KNOX or TATE and I really, really can’t wait for FORD to become available!
Until I started reading KNOX, I thought that the Montana Marshalls were marshals…as in law enforcement marshals. Haha – nope! This series is a family with the last name of Marshall. This is my favorite kind of series because the siblings all play a part in each book. We know them all, on some level, from the beginning of the series which makes the rest of the series that much better. I am a stickler for reading my books in order. With this series, I would recommend that even readers who aren’t sticklers read them in order, as the author has set this series up to overlap one another.
We have a good feeling for who the main characters, Tate and Glo, are when we start TATE because they were such an integral part of KNOX. We are already invested in their relationship even though there are some huge obstacles to conquer to make it work. I loved seeing them grow and learn to overcome these obstacles. I also loved seeing them learn to truly rely on God and His leading. I can’t say enough good about this book – or this series. If you don’t already have them in your to-be-read pile…order them now!!
Oh my goodness!! Dani Pettrey has done it again. The third book in her Chesapeake Valor series, Blind Spot, is fantastic! I don’t know how she does it, but each new book is better than the last – and since … Continue reading →
Wow…honestly, I’m not even sure where to start. All This Time is the final book in Melissa Tagg’s Walker Series. I both eagerly anticipated and horribly dreaded receiving this book. It was eagerly anticipated because every one of Melissa Tagg’s previous books, set in the idyllic Maple Valley, have been incredible. There was no doubt in my mind that this book would transport me back to one of my favorite places, it would welcome me back among this remarkable family and I would be told a story that would touch my heart, encourage me to walk closer with my Lord and teach me some amazing truths. That was all a given. Every one of Tagg’s Walker Series has been all that I’ve described above, beginning with the prequel, Three Little Words, which is still one of my favorites! (Who am I kidding…they’re all my favorite!) The arrival of All This Time was horribly dreaded for only one reason – it was the last one and once I finished reading it, there would be no more. Of course, the eagerly anticipated won out over the horrible dreading and I devoured the book.
If you’ve read any of Melissa Tagg’s Walker Series, you know of Bear McKinley and Reagan Walker. They appear in all of the previous stories and have been waiting patiently (most of the time) for their story to be told. If you have not read any of Melissa Tagg’s Walker Series, I promise not to give any spoilers…but I highly recommend that you begin as soon as possible. All of her books can be read as stand-alone books, but, in my opinion, you receive a much richer experience by reading them in order.
Both Bear and Reagan have some very difficult situations that they must come to terms with and figure out how to live with. I’m thankful the author doesn’t sugar coat these issues. Instead, her characters must learn to trust God, and each other as they walk through situations and make sometimes very difficult decisions. I really enjoyed witnessing their long-time friendship blossomed into God’s perfect plan. As much as I don’t want this series to end, Bear and Reagan’s story is the perfect conclusion.
Melissa Tagg writes in a way that causes you to feel as if you are right there in the middle of the book with the characters. Her characters come to life and take you along on the journey of their story. I hope that your heart is touched and that you enjoy the journey of this story as much as I did.