23 04 2020

Living Beyond


I was not impressed with this book at all.  In fact, I was quite disappointed.  I did not expect in-depth almost scientific of what happens when we die.  I thought it would be a compilation of stories of NDEs.  All the extra, which really was not needed, made it very difficult to read, where I finally gave up.  It was not enjoyable at all.  I do not recommend this book.  The only reason why it is a 2-star is because there are some stories thrown in, but you can tell that was not the reason for the book.


Synopsis: What happens when we die? This is one of humankind’s most important questions. “Living Beyond” brings a fresh and exciting perspective to this enduring question. Ivan Rudolph shares dramatic evidence supporting near-death experiences. This book is expertly written, remarkably easy to read, and enthusiastically recommended. — Jeffrey Long, M.D., founder of the Near Death Experiences Research Foundation; author of the New York Times bestseller, Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.

What are Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and how do they fit in with Christianity? For over 40 years, the author, Ivan Rudolph, has been conducting interviews, studying hundreds of accounts and now has clarity about this mysterious phenomenon. The truth is surprising, exciting, and ultimately relevant for everyone.

Did you know that there are at least 16 million Americans who have had an NDE, including celebrities like Goldie Hawn, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Nikki Sixx, Burt Reynolds, and many others? Did you know that they are a part of a huge family of 350 million “returnees” alive today?

The problem is, many returnees remain confused about their experience. They fear they will never feel normal again and seeking empathy seems impossible from loved ones that don’t understand. This is not only a guide to help the confused, traumatized and, sometimes, depressed returnees incorporate their experiences successfully back into their relationships and life on earth. The thoroughly research text will help families and loved ones to provide support and understand what the returnee is going through.


Ivan Rudolph


From Author’s Words: I discovered I loved writing after winning a competition as a young teenager in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with a piece titled “Rocks on Hitchhike,” in an era (1960s) when it was relatively safe to hitch hike long distances.

Details of 12 of my published books are available on my website – one of which was made into a TV movie in South Africa and another (John Flynn of Flying Doctors) was the basis for a recent musical that the producers hope to work up to a Broadway presentation. There are some videos on my blog on my Dec 2015 book “Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences”. Look out for “Our Creative God–And You” to resolve many puzzling questions about God and how he works.

Home is currently the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Australia. I am happily married to my editor Brenda, and we have four children and an expanding number of delightful grandchildren.


Living Beyond became available for sale April 7, 2019.


I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review.




18 04 2020

Heiress's Convenient Husband cover


Review: This was an enjoyable book to read.  If you had read the first book in this series, you will appreciate getting reacquainted with them.  But at the same time, you have two new people who are at the forefront – James Howland, the magistrate, and Eva Faraday.  Eva has been banned by the Earl to the castle at Grace-by-the-Sea.  There are many twists and turns in this story, but this all comes down to James and Eva.  When the Earl shows up at their convenient wedding to stop it – but too late, things take a turn for the worse.  I was so mad at the Earl.  Then there is a mystery at the castle.  Someone seems to be coming in and walking the halls at night.  There is a cave that you can get to through the secret passageway that looks as if someone has been there.  Have the smugglers returned?  Could the Earl be involved?  What about James and Eva?  Will they ever be able to get away from the Earl?  These are all questions that will be answered – when you read the book.  5-star all the way!  Good job Regina!


Synopsis: The magistrate over a little Regency coastal village, James Howland, takes pride in protecting Grace-by-the-Sea from ne’er-do-wells, including his distant cousin, the Earl of Howland. So, when he discovers a young lady hiding in the family’s castle, his heart cannot decide which comes first—her rescue or his duty.

Outspoken Eva Faraday has been exiled to the castle for refusing to marry the man the earl picked for her. Her late father appointed the earl trustee over her considerable inheritance, which she cannot access until she turns twenty-five or marries. And if she marries, her husband controls the money. She’s not about to trust any Howland, but James seems ripe for rebellion. To thwart the earl’s power, the two agree to a marriage of convenience, only to discover there are others intent on using the earl’s castle for nefarious purposes. Eva and James must work together to solve the mystery and stop the earl once and for all so they can make a marriage that is far more than convenient.

This sweet, clean Regency romance is the sequel to The Matchmaker’s Rogue.


Regina Scott


Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998).

Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens). Two of her novels, A Dangerous Dalliance and The Twelve Days of Christmas, have been translated into German. A Dangerous Dalliance and The Incomparable Miss Compton have been translated into Italian. Starstruck and Perfection have been translated into Dutch.

Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in the Tri-Cities of southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents are excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.


The Heiress’s Convenient Husband will become available for sale April 20, 2020.


I was provided with an ebook from the author for my honest review.