Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Name This Mystery

My friend and critique partner D.A. Featherling thinks my favorite book, Love Lives On, isn't selling because of the title.

Is she right?

I'll send a free Kindle edition to anyone who will read it and suggest a title. If your title suggestion is selected, I'll send you a free paperback of the book with its new title and your name added to the acknowledgements.

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D.A. suggested Shadows From Her Past, so you can't use that one.

If you'd rather buy your own, click on one of the links below.

US: Love Lives On
UK: Love Lives On

If you want to read more about the book, check the reviews below:


April 5, 2016
I was fascinated with how Karen and Brian's "love" turned out. The story kept me interested from the beginning. I am reading Where Love Once Lived right now. It is just as good! I would definitely recommend this author.

January 12, 2015
The story was very easy reading. It had a few twists and turns that made me not want to put it down. I read it in me day. I had to see what would happen next. Great book.

August 8, 2014

Nice story. Liked the Christian theme. Choppy in many places but overall an interesting story. I had a hard time identifying with Brian, and what his life might have been like before and how he earned his money. Loved the book mobile idea!

June 18, 2014

I have read all three of Mr. Frost's books and enjoyed them all. What I liked best was that they and 'Love Lives On; were easy reading and they were clean in language. I hope he has more of the same come out.

June 11, 2014

I enjoyed the mystery of this book and the way the daughter accepted the parent as her own. It showed how God works everything out in your life if you put him first and try to do his will. I will read the other books by Sidney W. Frost.

June 8, 2014

The book is written about people of faith and way they were tested. The book shows how prayer blended them though people were trying to hurt them.

August 26, 2013
Really good story, I enjoyed it greatly, would like to read more by this author.
July 27, 2013
The other reviews have done justice to sharing the themes and plots. I just finished reading this book today and felt compelled to give my opinion. It is well done at every level that a book needs to earn five stars: plot, character development, pace, editing, etc. If you are a fan of Christian fiction, this needs to be in your library. Bravo again, Mr. Frost. Keep 'em coming.
July 13, 2013
I hadn't read the first book and started reading this one without knowing it was a sequel. The characters develop and you care about them fairly quickly. It has enough information that you understand most of the book fairly well without reading the other book. I didn't love it, but I certainly liked it.
July 8, 2013
Well written and well thought out. it was a pleasant read and something to relax to after a long day. Check it out!
July 3, 2013
Love Lives On by Sidney W. Frost is an excellent book to read which I could not put down. This Christian novel is full of intrigue and mystery with a little biblical life lessons mixed in.

The author did an excellent job of developing a storyline that was both believable and real. It was easy to follow the story even with all the exciting twist and turns. I really got into the story and identified with the help faith provide.

Sidney W. Frost made his characters in this book very real and easy to identify with. I love when I can put myself into a story and follow the characters as they move along.

I also liked the way Sidney wove biblical truths into the story without being over-bearing with them. He showed how faith carried this newlywed couple through their trails.

I really enjoyed Love Lives On by Sidney W. Frost and I highly recommend this book to all readers.

[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.]
June 13, 2013
Karen Williams and Brian Donelson finally stand before friends and family to tie the knot, a step that was missed earlier in life. The ceremony is barely over when Karen is served with a notice that she is being sued. Further secrets barge into the lives of the happy couple forcing them to evaluate their decision to wed.
Love Lives On is the third book written by Sid Frost that introduces us to the Vengeance Squad, a group of people who help research information to solve problems in the lives of the people who hire them. Karen and Brian seek their help in discovering the answers they need so they can get on with their life together.
I love the characters in Frost's books. they are believable, vulnerable, and strong faith walkers. The story spins and weaves, drawing readers in. It's a great read, entertaining, and thought provoking.
June 9, 2013
This excellent novel certainly starts with a bang - 54-year-old divorcee Karen is getting married to her former college sweetheart. Suddenly a process server arrives on the scene and hands her an envelope. Someone is suing her.

This book is part thriller, part romance. It is also a book about two flawed souls, and about the grace of a mighty God working in their lives.

The author draws readers into the action with richly drawn characters, fine writing and a fast-paced story. I have read and enjoyed Sid Frost's previous novels, and have no hesitation in also recommending this one.
May 21, 2013
This book is a sequel to the book Where Love Once Lived. It has come out in time for all of those who are looking for another book to add to their summer reading list.

I don't want to give the story away so I will do my best to list the ingredients and let the reader decide if it is their kind of read.

This is a story about Liz and Brian. They were in love when they were young. The story that comes before this one tells of their separation and eventual reunion. This one starts where the other leaves off.

Liz and Brian are on their wedding day. It is supposed to be a day of joy and love and happiness and a court summons....what?

That's what Liz receives on her wedding day. She is being sued by a woman she never met for child support for a child she never bore or reared. Needless to say, this puts a damper on wedding romance.

This is a nice short story, involving real people with real problems. How do they cope? How do they work together? Is God involved in our lives at all? Can we trust Him to see us through every problem? These are questions that Liz and Brian learn to answer.
April 29, 2013
In "Love Lives On", the second in the Christian Bookmobiles series, Sidney W. Frost continues to develop the story of star-crossed lovers Brian Donelson and Karen Williams introduced in "Where Love Once Lived". Problems arise in the opening pages at Brian and Karen's wedding. An unexpected lawsuit awakens unhappy memories in Karen's past, and dealing with it causes conflict in their new marriage. A mysterious photographer trails them on their honeymoon; the driver of a black pickup terrorizes Karen. The suspense continues to build to a satisfying climax. Frost has the knack of moving the plot along with both mysterious and humorous incidents. His characters leap from the pages as real people with distinct personalities. Brian and Karen, two intelligent, loving, devoutly Christian, yet flawed individuals, have the maddening propensity for failing to share vital information in a professed effort to "protect" each other. Brian must come to accept Karen's desire to be independent, to follow her sense of what God is telling her. Members of the Combine and Liz, the lovable librarian, are back, along with Liz's team from Frost's "The Vengeance Squad." Though written as a sequel, "Love Lives On" stands alone as a thoroughly entertaining read.
April 28, 2013
I loved this book! What a fun combination to put romance and thriller together!

The romance part was very sweet. I thought Sid did a wonderful job of dealing with the real-life reactions and issues a couple in their "mature years" would encounter--aging parents, children on their own, crazy ex-partners all while trying to have a honeymoon! He skillfully helps the reader feel the tension of the main characters as they put their college romance back together after a 30-year separation. A separation that was unnecessary if they had only talked to each other at the time!

You worry with them over things not said that should have been--an old pattern they both want not to follow them into this relationship. You feel the angst of trying to protect each other. Both main characters are aware of their knee jerk reactions and the effects on the other and yet, it still happens. Sid effortlessly weaves their faith into the dialogue so that it adds to the overall story. I appreciated that forgiveness, kindness, thoughtfulness and faith was consistent throughout their daily lives; it wasn't just a Sunday thing or turned to only in an emergency.

The thriller part? It kept me coming back. :) Just when you think life is going to settle and they can major on the romance another curve ball! And isn't that life? You can't leave Karen hanging upside down in her seatbelt! You have to know how all this crazy stalking ends so these people can have their honeymoon!

The writing -- It is a good writer who can put you in his characters' shoes so that you feel their experiences! The action kept going. Secondary characters received adequate development so that you felt you knew them as well, and maybe even understood them in a way. I didn't feel the story line ever went flat and the editing was excellent. You pulled for the good guys and wanted to put the bad guys away! A nice ending leaves you wondering if there is one more coming.

It's an excellent read for those who like thrillers, or romance or both! I will be recommending Sid as an author. Everything he has written has been well done. I give it 5 stars!
April 27, 2013
Although this book is clearly a continuation of Frost's earlier Where Love Once Lived and brings back some characters from The Vengeance Squad it is a fully complete standalone novel. In the first few episodes of Love Lives On the story itself quickly and thoroughly introduces main characters, establishes the setting and sets the tone and pace (fast) for the novel. But, for anyone who enjoyed the first two this new one will be an absolute delight.

To avoid giving anything away I'm not going to comment on the plot's twists, turns and surprises but I do want to observe that the writing is solid throughout and the dialogs are exceptionally effective. Character's fears, aspirations, intentions, attractions and feelings are often revealed by what the characters do and say. Rarely does the narrator tell us what the actors motivations or expectations are. In general, the verbal interactions are natural, believable and totally in character. A consequence of this is a tendency for the reader to forget they are reading and to just absorb the story. Speaking as a reader that is great fun.
April 23, 2013
Love Lives On is a very surprising book with many unexpected twists in it, and of course it has the bookmobile in it, and the Squad in it. And a very unusual love story. In a few places the story got confusing to me. The overall story was fast paced, suspenseful, and a great read
April 17, 2013
You'll want to read both novels Where Love Once Lived and Love Lives on. Though both books can be read alone, if you're like me, you'll want to know more about what happens to the characters. I love series.

You first meet Karen in Where Love Once Lived along with other characters who show up in Love Lives on as friends who help her in her time of need. Love Lives On evoked emotions and made me laugh and cry at times. About midway, I didn't want to stop reading because I wanted to see what happened, and I had to make myself put down the book and go to bed with only five remaining chapters, which I quickly finished at my next opportunity.

Karen's life becomes endangered and so do others as they try to help her, especially her friend, Cathy. I loved the way the ending wove together for a surprise with forgiveness and God's purpose, as Karen insisted on discovering. While she could have chosen to throw money at problems to make them disappear as her new husband Brian offered to do more than once, she refused to do so because she wanted to know the whys and God's purpose. Why did God allow her to be sued? What possible good could come out of it?

I won't include spoilers, but I'll just say that much good overcame evil. I also loved how the author illustrated how easy it sometimes is to con trusting or vulnerable women. There's more than one surprise in this work of art. There is foreshadowing along the way. This novel takes you on an adventure and a journey. I've never read one about Germany, a place I've never been. I found the places visited on their honeymoon interesting.

To describe Love Lives on in a sentence, I'd say Love Lives on is a novel of love, learning to trust, and forgiveness. The ending was touching, and I loved it. There are some page-turning exciting incidents along the way as well. Grab both reads and enjoy them as I did.
April 17, 2013
A sequel to Where Love Once Lived was highly anticipated by me. Being curious as I am, I simply had to know what would be happening in the characters' lives. Love Lives On answered the questions in my mind, with humor, a bit of romance and much mystery. Sidney blended the stories and characters into an exciting novel.

The occurrences in Love Lives On are very "real to life", and I am sure most readers will find themselves somewhere in the book; most could happen to anyone in one form or another. Yet, the manner which Sidney wrote this story, had me sitting on the "edge of my chair" at times. The characters blended so well; some the reader will like, dislike or plain "yell out loud" at the nasty things they may do or say.

Love Lives On brings hope, love, forgiveness and faith to the reader. I highly recommend this book, and anticipate the continuing adventure of Karen and Brian in the next novel.
April 15, 2013
What I love about Sid's work is that he explores relationships between older people. How do those of us experience life from the point of having "been there and done that"? We approach life with certain expectations and experiences, and when we embark on a new relationship, how do we meld what we are with another person? And when crises hit, as they inevitably do, how do we chose to allow our spouse to help us, or can we learn to respond in a new way?

Love Lives On pulls together characters from Sid's other series to help Karen and Brian when she's sued in an emotionally and financially-draining frivolous lawsuit immediately after the wedding ceremony. Karen and Brian must figure out how to work together when aspects of the lawsuit become threatening to their physical welfare, as well as when an unexpected health crisis strikes Brian's family. I loved their honeymoon in Europe - I felt like I was there with them. Sid allows both Karen and Brian to tell the story from their perspectives. There's drama, there's romance, there's barbecue, there's danger and excitement...what's not to love?

Sid's story-telling comes from his personal experiences which he lovingly transfers to his characters. Karen and Brian are real people who learn to rely on each other besides the God whom they both trust. Don't we all want a piece of that?
April 13, 2013
"My reading had pretty much been confined to books about investing, computers, or medical science. That all changed when I learned about the books written by Sid Frost. I have just completed reading his most recent work "Love Lives On". The story is quite interesting and I really enjoy the way that he uses real places from the Austin area and his use of characters that we have gotten to know from his previous books. The mystery and surprises keep coming, right up to the final page."

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