Review: Dog Tags by Heidi Glick; Gabriel’s Atonement by Vickie McDonough

When disabled ex-Marine Mark Graham reconnects with his best friend’s sister, he finds himself falling in love. But Beth Martindale’s presence is a constant reminder of events he’d rather forget. Mark wants to move forward, but the secrets surrounding her brother’s death, as well as his own confinement to a wheelchair, threaten to tear them apart.When a psychopath who calls himself The Knight fixates on Beth, Mark is determined to give her the protection he failed to give her brother on the battlefield, yet he discovers that a wheelchair isn’t the only impediment he has to keeping Beth safe.

Will terror win, or can Mark find the strength of mind and body to rescue Beth and find his own redemption?


Review: It took me several chapters to get into this book, and I considered putting it down. That would have been a mistake, however, as the story improved dramatically.

Despite the darkness of the chapters in the antagonists voice, they were necessary to see things as he saw them.

Overall, I enjoyed Dog Tags and recommend it.

Takeaway: Even small events can have a huge impact on the future. 🙂

Rating: 4 roses


All Gabe Coulter ever wanted was to live a comfortable life as a successful gambler, but a confrontation with a disgruntled cowboy who’d just lost to Gabe leads to a family man dying in his arms. Even though it was self-defense, the only way Gabe knows to get rid of his guilt is to return the money he won to the man’s wife. Lara Talbot sees Gabe as a derelict like her husband and wants nothing to do with him. But as she struggles to provide for her family and makes plans to claim property in the upcoming Oklahoma land rush, she wonders if God might have sent the meddling gambler to help.

Review: I found this book to be a little slower than I prefer. I enjoyed the story, but somehow it didn’t call to me to return when I wasn’t reading. The writing was excellent, and the plot well-thought out. Gabriel and Lara’s romance didn’t seem to be the focus of the story, but at the same time, it was. It’s hard to explain. Despite all this I give Gabriel’s Atonement a 4-star rating because I think it was that well-written and deserves it.

Rating: 4 roses


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The above books were given to me by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.