Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, and we love good books and movies…so it’s time to share a few more great reviews with you! Today we’re featuring Lynette Eason’s newest suspense novel (with some intriguing romance worked in), and the brand-new faith film ready to hit Canadian theatres starting this Friday, February 16th – SAMSON! We hope you’ll treat yourself this week – take yourself (and a friend!) out to the movies, and pick up Oath of Honor at your local bookstore!
Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. She knows they’ll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.
Izzy is determined to discover exactly what happened, and her investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll–including someone from her own family. With her dead partner’s brother Ryan, a handsome homicide detective, shadowing her every move, Izzy’s head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she’s had a secret crush on for years won’t leave her side?
“How good was this book…The twists and turns in this book kept you on the edge of your seat and it wasn’t until close to the end that I figured out who was behind everything. Stars out of 5 : 5 It’s been a while since I have enjoyed a book so much…” – That British Woman’s Book Review Blog
“Eeeeepppp!! A new Lynette Eason series featuring a law enforcement family. Eeeeeeepppp!!!! This is me fangirling over stellar romantic suspense…The suspense is an intricate tangle of knots and dangling threads…The whole book plays out in just under a week so think fast-paced with plenty of action…” – Best Reads
“Oath of Honor is an excellent start to what is sure to be an amazing series. The suspense will keep you riveted to the pages, while the characters themselves will engage your heart… I award this story a very solid 4.5 out of 5 stars, and definitely recommend it for those looking for a romantic suspense.” – Christian Fiction Addiction
“…I totally did not know was behind it all right up until the end…In short, I loved the action and adventure in this book, but what stood out to me most in this story, and what made the action and adventure so much more …well…..tense, are the relationships between the characters. Strong friendships pull these characters through some difficult times…” – Melony Teague
Biblical Epic Releasing in Theatres This Friday…
SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.
The film stars Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James as Samson.
Several members of Nuts About Books and Resourcing Leaders had the opportunity to watch an exclusive 26-minute montage of SAMSON. Based on those scenes of the film, here are some of their reviews!
“…The movie is done very well, the cinematography and the action sequences are great…” – Dean Brenton (Executive Director, Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives, PAONL)
“Thought the movie was very good. We’d certainly encourage men and their families to view it.” – Dr. Kevin Trick (Community Pastor – Men, Centre Street Church)
“I must tell you that the movie is powerfully made and a true depiction of the biblical interpretation of God’s awesome power in Samson’s time…It is absolutely a movie I will strongly recommend to my church members and friends to watch. Kudos to the team that made the movie. Our God is awesome! Another powerful christian movie to hit public cinemas…” – Henry Frimpong (Pastor, Partnership in Christ Centre)
“…the acting is well done and the couple scenery shots are amazing…I thought the main parts were true to Scriptural events, so that was encouraging…Judges were often given supernatural power and this movie also portrays that. It also demonstrates some of the judgment that God’s people went through due to their rebellion and unbelief in God’s power…” – Kaleigh’s Book Reviews
“…Immediately, I was grabbed by the use of realistic sets and costuming depicting the time of 1170 BC, in Ancient Israel. Right from the beginning you are brought into the strife between the Palestinians and Hebrews…I found myself intrigued and entertained…” – My Book Abyss
*Please note: This film is rated PG-13 for violence and battle scenes. Use discretion if considering bringing children with you. We hope you really enjoy this film!*
Books provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group.
Montage provided courtesy of Pure Flix.