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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Unforgiven ~ Shelley Shepard Gray

This book one of the Rumors in Ross County series, an Amish Romance/Mystery read.  When Seth, an ex-con and worked in the Amish community for three years,  does odd jobs and assists people that need it.  He has helped Tabitha for those years, even if they have never met face to face.  Tabitha has been shunned from the Amish community because she divorced her abusive husband.  When Seth knows she is watching him, he starts to reach out to her by a simple note.  Tabitha starts to find gifts and wonders if they are from her abusive ex-husband.  Who is leaving the gifts?  Can Seth overcome Tabitha to trust him?  Will they each find happiness or is something evil about to happen?

If you are fan of Shelley and Amish books, you will love this one.  It is a good mystery that will keep you reading until you finish, as you will want to find out if Seth and Tabitha can overcome their past.  I loved the start of this series and can't wait for book 2. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

The Road Before Us ~ Janine Rosche

This book is a Women's Contemporary Christian Fiction book, that takes you along Route 66 and the a journey back into time of 1956.  Jade, a well know financial adviser looses her career integrity, due to her coworker stealing millions from a ponzi scheme.  She sets out to help Benny a starlet from the past, get her love story told of her marriage and romance of 70 years before.  Her foster son, Bridger is along to document the trip.  They learn more from the travels, then they ever expected.  The past can haunt you, make you smile and give you meaning, purpose and forgiveness. Can they all relive the past and get freedom and peace from their past?  

If you want a book that will keep you turning pages until the end, and then when you finish make you still think about it.... this is the book for you.  This book tackles alot of issues : kidnapping, stealing, trust, assaults', dementia and so much more.  It is a book that is packed with action, hope, faith and redemption.  This is the first book I have read from this author and very glad I did.  It was a great adventure read. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.


 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple ~ Joanna Davidson Politano

 This book is a Historical Christian Romance Read, that is about a detective and actress whimsical Edwardian English Historical Romance.  This takes place in 1903, England, Peter O'Driscoll is a private detective looking for long lost Sapphire and ends up finding it around the neck of an aspiring silent actress.  Lily Temple is the actress that is wearing the jewel he is searching for.  He decides to get closer to her and asks for her help, only he gets more than what he thought.  What is the story behind this jewel?  Will the mystery be solved?  Is there more to Lily's past?  

I would recommend this if you enjoy a slow paced book, a little mystery, and fairy tales.  It is a good story that keeps you interested.  If you are looking for intense drama, then this is not the book for you.  If you want to read a story that flows and is so paced with a mystery.... try this book.  I enjoyed reading the story.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

Sandcastle Inn ~ Irene Hannon

This is a Christian Romance read and Book 10 in the A Hope Harbor series.   Vienna losses her job and goes back to Oregon to be with her mother and figure out what she is going to do next on her career path.  Matt, a veterinarian, forced to take time off, comes to town and help his sister with a run down B&B.  When the two meet, they never realized what would bring them together.  They decide to work together and get the B&B up to par.  When they realize that it is more work than they can do together, they hire a man that has lost everything.  Can these three people get the B&B ready in time for the season?  Why did these three come together?  What is the future for all of these people?  Do they get their careers back on track and deal with the past or is it forgiveness, new careers and a fresh start? 

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a book about friendship, goals and forgiveness. It is book 10 of the series, however can be read as a stand alone. I have read a few of the other books in this series and didn't have any problem reading this one.  If you like Irene Hannon, you will not be disappointed.  If you haven't read one of her books, start now... you will be glad you did.  This would be a great summer read for anyone.  Taking vacation, take this book with you for relaxation and a great read that takes you away from the world for a few hours. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Just for the Summer ~ Melody Carlson

This is a Christian Contemporary Light Romance read.  Ginny is the manager of a very upscale hotel, with a very demanding boss.  She has had enough and decides to do something about it.  She finds an ad about job swapping and gets an inquiry from Jaqueline.   Jaqueline is pristine and not happy to be manager of her grandfathers fishing lodge.  She writes to Ginny and they make a contract to job swap for two months.  Both ladies are ready for a change and challenge, but will they both be surprised at what each job details?  After a few weeks, one is ready to stay at there new job and the other wants to stay, however, seems overwhelmed and not knowing what to do.  

I would recommend this to anyone's fun summer reading list.  This is a great book to just spend a relaxing afternoon reading.  I didn't want to put it down and the ending had me mad.... then it twist and I was ok with the ending... you will have to read to know what I am talking about.  I love Melody Carlson books and this one is definitely another keeper to my collection.  LOVED THIS STORY!!! FUN READ!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

Friday, February 23, 2024

The Irish Matchmaker ~ Jennifer Deibel

This is a historical romantic read that takes place in the 1900's in Ireland.  This story is based on a matchmaking festival that Catriona and Lord Osbornes' son,  Andrew are attending.  When Andrew is not happy with his matchmaker, he decides to go back to the festival.  Catriona has her eyes on  Andrew and not only wants to help him find his match, she thinks she is the match. When  cattle farmer Donal, a single father also attends the festival to appease his daughter.  He finds that is matchmaker is Catriona and how she has eyes for Andrew.  What is the future for these people?  Will Catriona find love where she thinks?  What is the future for Catriona, Andrew and Donal?

I would recommend this book if you like read a romance with a historic Irish background.  It is a fun read that keeps you wondering, who Catriona is going to choose and how will the men handle the situation.  This is a great, relaxing afternoon read, full of fun and light romance.  
I have read other books from this author and have enjoyed all of them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Divine Proverb of Streusel ~ Sara Brunsvold

This book is a Women's Contemporary Christian read.  This book takes place in Missouri on a small farm and is  the story of  Nikki Warner.  Nikki has a lot to deal with, her parents divorce and troubles with her boyfriend, she decides to go to the farm for the summer and think things over.   While at the farm she finds her grandmother's German recipe book that incorporates proverbs that accompany  the recipe.  What does this all mean to Nikki and her future?  What does all her grandmothers wisdom mean for her?  Will this book change Nikki?

If you want a book that will keep you reading from the beginning until the last page, this is the book.  It is a book that is about faith, family, wisdom and love.  This is one of those reads that you can't stop thinking about and has more meaning than just a story about Nikki's summer on the farm.  This is the first book that I have read from this author and plan to read more.  This is a great book for a book club or to share with friends.  Loved this book and the story meanings. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.