Friday, November 9, 2018

The Gem Thief by Sian Ann Bessey, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Gracie Miller is a small-town girl who has landed her dream job in New York City. As jewelry designer for one of the most prestigious jewelers in the world, she completed a particularly stunning piece, a custom setting for a large pink diamond. But when her billionaire client Mrs. Katsaros comes to repair a minor issue with the setting, Gracie is horrified to realize it is not the ring she created. Someone has forged her design, and the priceless diamond is gone.

Mrs. Katsaros has no desire to bring media attention to the jewelry heist, so she recruits her nephew, Quinn, and his FBI agent friend, Steve, to do some sleuthing off the record. When they discover that the missing ring is just one of many forgeries in the widow's collection, they look to Gracie for help. They need her to act the part of Quinn's fiancée. From the lights of New York to the shimmering islands of the Mediterranean, Gracie is swept into a thrilling hunt. But amid the search for the elusive thief, she and Quinn find themselves increasingly distracted by their growing feelings for each other. What neither realizes is how close the danger lies and how serious the vendetta is—because, apparently, it is worth killing for.


My Review:

This story drew me in immediately and didn't let me go until the very end! I read it in a day and when I had to put it down for "real life" it absolutely tortured me waiting to find out what would happen next! Gracie was so sweet, kind, and beautiful and Quinn was every girl's dream if he could just speak up and say what he really felt! Aunt dorcas was one of my favorite characters and I felt like she was the grandma everyone wants in their life. The lingering mystery of who the jewel thief was completely kept me on my toes and made for one fantastic story! Bessey weaves mystery, beautiful jewels, who dunnit, and a love story all in one great novel! 


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Wedding Belles by Melanie Jacobson, Jennie Proctor, Becca Wilhite and Brittany Larsen, New Release & Review!


Book Summary:

Harper is an event planner with dreams of taking over the Charleston wedding scene . . . until she meets the biggest Bridezilla of her career. She needs the job, but the only way to keep it is to hire a temperamental chef with big dreams of his own.

Janie is a classical cellist booked to play a posh Charleston wedding. She’s excited to have the lucrative gig until the groom’s brother, Emmett, shows up and asks her to help him play a song he wrote for the happy couple. The only trouble? Emmett is her unrequited high school crush.

Lily has been Dahlia's best friend, partner-in-crime, and now her maid of honor . . . until suddenly there's no wedding, and she's left to clean up Dahlia's biggest mess of all. She's been friends with Deacon, the jilted groom, for just as long, and it's up to her rescue him after Hurricane Dahlia blows through.

Sutton is a photographer running from her past. Only the pleas from her best friend to photograph her wedding could bring Sutton back to Charleston. Her plan is to get in and get out before her ex knows she and their daughter are in town. At least it’s the plan until she meets Max, who turns out to be the safe place she didn’t know she was looking for.

Can each of these couples trust their growing chemistry, or are they on the verge of new disasters?
 



My Review:

So, let's talk about a novel in four parts...I was like, what the heck? How is this going to shake out with four parts, four authors...can this be successful and even somewhat cohesive? You guys! It was AH-mazing! Each part was one couple's story yet each story interlocked with the entire whole of the novel! How these four authors managed to pull this off, I will never know! But what I do know is that each part was engaging, interesting, and easy to read. Each part was connected to each other and the four parts made one beautiful interlocking story. As a reader I loved that I got to read four different stories that all made up one big story. For me it was a huge bonus...it was like extra helpings of dessert, you can never get enough! If you like easy reading, romance, chick lit, and all of that beautiful stuff...then you will definitely love Wedding Belles and this reader highly recommends it!


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

A Christmas Courting, Blog Tour




Book Summary:

This holiday season fall in love, with heartwarming tales of Christmases past in A Christmas Courting, an enchanting collection of Regency romances. 

Love and Joy Come to You by Jennifer Moore
Lord Covington has planned a quiet holiday with his grieving mother but finds his plans rudely disrupted when lovely Cassie Weatherby and her young siblings are invited for Christmas. Despite his reservations, however, he begins to recognize in Cassie a kindred spirit.

A Christmas Courting by Chalon Linton
When obligations keep her in London, Keturah Hensley sadly anticipates missing the festivity of Christmas at her family’s country home and the company of her best friend, Christopher Shepherd. When she learns that Christopher will be joining her family in London for Christmas, she is delighted—but her elation is short-lived. Christopher is coming to Town to court the woman of his dreams, and Keturah fears she may have lost the chance to win his love.

Mistletoe Memories by Jen Geigle Johnson
From childhood, Patrick, Duke of Montrose, knew he’d found his perfect match in Lady Alice Tarrington. When he’s sent on a grand tour of the world, Patrick is confident he’ll marry his sweetheart upon his return. But when he receives word that Alice is to marry another, will he be too late to claim her heart?

Second-Chance Christmas by Heidi Kimball
Francie and Gerard have been friends since childhood, but their friendship ended when she declined his heartfelt proposal of marriage. However, when her interactions with Gerard’s holiday houseguests provoke in Francie unexpected jealousy, she realizes she must fight for Gerard’s affections or risk losing him forever. 

My Review:

I absolutely love this collection of Christmas courting stories! It was beautifully put together and gave me all the things I wanted; romance and Christmas! What is perfect about this book is that if you don't have a ton of time to read, you can read just one of the novellas and still get a good story in! Just because these stories are short, do not discount them! They are quality and just what you are looking for; a sweet Christmas read with all the feels!

Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, October 19, 2018

Christmas by Accident by Cameron Wright, Blog Tour





Book Summary:

Carter is an insurance adjuster whose longing for creative expression spills over sometimes into his accident reports. Abby works for her adoptive father, Uncle Mannie, in the family bookstore, the ReadMore Café. Carter barely tolerates Christmas; Abby loves it. She can't wait past October to build her favorite display, the annual Christmas book tree stack, which Carter despises.

When an automobile accident throws Carter and Abby together, Uncle Mannie, who is harboring secrets of his own, sees a chance for lasting happiness for his little girl. But there are so many hurdles, and not much time left. Will this Christmas deliver the miracle everyone is hoping for? Where love and Christmas are concerned, there are no accidents. 



My Review:

This is unusual Christmas story about an insurance adjuster and a girl who is an editor and works in her uncle's bookstore. So if you are looking for a story that isn't run of the mill, this is definitely the book for you. While it is short, it definitely packs a punch! Uncle Mannie is keeping a big secret from Abby, Carter cannot seem to get over his parents' divorce and like Christmas again, and Abby seems to be the Christmas angel in a way. Spreading positivity, joy, and happiness everywhere she goes. Will it all work out between Carter and Abby? Will Mannie get things sorted out before it is too late? Find out for yourself in Christmas by Accident!
Happy Reading!!!


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Night At the Opera by Stacie Henrie, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Summary:

From USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie, comes NIGHT AT THE OPERA, an American Heiress Novel.

NIGHT AT THE OPERA - An American Heiress Book 1 (1908)

When American heiress Gwen Barton aids an injured gentleman in an opera box in London, she shares a kiss with the stranger that changes her life. More determined than ever to be herself, in spite of the limp she’s sustained since childhood, she will marry for love and not a title. She also resolves to learn the identity of the man she helped—and kissed. Surely he can’t be the irritating Avery Winfield, though. But as circumstances continue to throw Gwen and Avery together, she begins to wonder if there is more to this man than she first thought. 

While most of London only knows him as the nephew of a duke, Avery Winfield is actually working for the Secret Service Bureau to ferret out German spies from among the ton. It’s a profession that gives him purpose and a reason to remain a bachelor. But the more he interacts with Gwen Barton, an heiress from America, the more he begins to question his plans and neglected faith. Then he learns Gwen is the young lady from the opera box who helped him. Now his most important mission may have nothing to do with saving Britain from danger and everything to do with risking his heart for the woman he met that night at the opera.


My Review:

Henrie made me fall in love with the opera, spies, and true love! I loved how she set her book during a time period where American Heiresses were traveling to England to find husbands and gain titles that their wealth could not gain in America. It made the story so much more interesting than the usual regency novels! I loved Gwen so much! She was strong willed, with a huge and giving heart, and she was determined to take care of herself. And then there was Avery! He was blinded to the fact that he could ever have love in his life because his career as a spy would put a loved one in jeopardy. When these two cross paths at the opera is it happenstance or fate? Henrie kept me engaged, interested, and frankly on my toes trying to solve the mystery of who the spy was! All of this while Gwen and Avery are trying to sort out if there is anything to their relationship other than friendship. This book was awesome and I enjoyed every minute spent reading it!



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Friday, October 12, 2018

The Lady of Astoria Abbey by Anita Stansfield, Blog Tour & Giveaway!




Book Summary:

Bess leads a quiet life, intent on easing the burdens of her widowed father. She acts as maid, cook, and assistant in his medical practice—but she is wearied by the thankless work and her father’s lack of kindness. And then a miracle happens. Lady Agatha Buxton of Astoria Abbey is seeking a physician for her ailing son, Hugh, and, sensing that Bess is trapped in her situation, offers the young woman a position as nurse. Despite Bess’s father’s objections, she accepts—and her life is forever changed. Bess and Hugh enjoy an immediate bond of friendship, which quickly blossoms into love. Despite his dire prognosis, the couple makes the bittersweet decision to wed, embracing what little time they have. Their tender union ushers in a season of both joy and heartbreak, and Bess discovers greater meaning in life than she’d ever imagined. As she’s confronted with the sorrow of living without Hugh, Bess finds herself at a crossroads—will she have the courage to trust her heart and allow herself to love again?


My Review:

Stansfield seems to have a gift for writing emotionally charged stories! Bess has been so suppressed and overworked since her mother died, she seems to be dying inside. Her father doesn't appreciate her and it seems as though he doesn't even love her. 

Then enters the story the Lady of Astoria Abbey and she is so caring, compassionate, and kind. Just what Bess needs since her mother passed away. She sees a need in Bess and offers her a job to care for her dying son Hugh.

Emotionally beautiful, Bess and Hugh's story will bring on the tears and with it pain and joy. 


Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, October 5, 2018

Proximity by Traci Hunter Abramson, Blog Tour & Giveaway





Book Summary:


Tia Parker always seems to fall for the wrong guy. But when she meets Evan Spence at a friend's wedding, it seems like she's finally found Mr. Right. Their spark is undeniable, but reality may extinguish any hope for a future: they are separated by thousands of miles. As the couple struggles with the pitfalls of pursuing romance long-distance, Tia is taken off guard by a new arrival in town. Colby Farren is handsome and charming and has made it clear he's interested in Tia. Yet despite his obvious infatuation, Tia can't seem to get Evan out of her mind. Caught between the attention of two very different men, her complicated love life is soon eclipsed by much more sobering concerns. A break-in at her apartment is just the first in a series of bizarre events, each bringing her one step closer to a dangerous liaison. And knowing who to trust could be a matter of life and death.


My Review:

Abramson delivers a solid suspense page turner that brought me into Tia Parker's world and wouldn't let me out until the very end! I was consumed with her story, with Evan and their connection and the bond they built through long-distance dating. I wanted everything to work out for them! And Colby, he was constantly there and wanting Tia and she was so nice to him but always telling him no. This was one of those things where you are trying to decide if it is who you think it is or is it someone else you are completely missing! The suspense had me literally reading as quickly as possible trying to find out how the story was going to end. A true page-turner, Proximity will leave you breathless and unsettled when all is said and done!

Happy Reading!!!


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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tabitha's Folly, New Release and GIVEAWAY!!!





Book Summary:

Tabitha's Folly is one of Five books all set at the same Regency House Party Series. While each is a standalone story, watch our characters mingle together with others from the books in the series. The stories can be read in any order. 

Lady Tabitha Easton recklessly dodges four over-protective brothers while trying to gain attention from the man who holds her heart. She has many choices of suitors, and with Henry as disinterested as ever, she turns to what is wholly forbidden, an irresistibly handsome footman. While their friendship grows, her trust in him increases while her hurt and doubt in her childhood love and friend pushes her away from all she's ever known as family. 

When Lord Henry Courtenay discovers a new attraction to his childhood friend, his role as one of her chaperones at the house party becomes near impossible. Irrationally defensive about any potential suitors and seeking time alone with the enticing Tabby, maintaining friendship with her brothers proves more difficult than he ever imagined. His task becomes all the more difficult when she refuses to understand his growing attraction and often finds herself in almost compromising situations. 

When Tabitha's choices might lead her to danger, and doubt and distrust are high, Henry must prove himself or lose her forever.


Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, September 28, 2018

Love Unscripted by Tiffany Odekirk, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!






Book Summary:

Evie Jennings doesn't believe in happily ever after—it's been a year since moving home to Los Angeles to gather the pieces of her broken heart after her divorce, but she is only going through the motions. That is, until a chance encounter on her college campus brings about an unexpected turn of events: Evie finds herself face-to-face with the heartthrob whose poster decorated the wall of her teenage bedroom. And he's desperate for her help.

Hollywood sensation Ridge Dashly is facing a career crisis—a bad review threatens his A-list status. Desperate to win back the favor of the media and his fans, Ridge reluctantly agrees to enroll in college, never dreaming he'll meet someone who can see past his fame to his true self.

As their paths continue to cross, Evie's seeming disinterest intrigues Ridge, and the pair form a tentative friendship that slowly grows into something more. But when confronted with the unrelenting paparazzi and the nagging shadows of their pasts, will they follow everyone else's script or fight for their own happy ending?


My Review:

I fell in love with Odekirk's storywriting in her first novel, Love on Pointe, so I was beyond excited when I was able to get an advance reading copy of her newest book, Love Unscripted! Finally I got to see Evie's story unfold after the drama and sadness of her failed marriage at the end of Love on Pointe. Evie moved away from BYU and her twin sister Emmy to UCAL, a college close to her home. Odekirk does an amazing job of bringing the reader straight into Evie's world and her maybe-friend (he couldn't possibly be anything more...ever) Ridge Dashly. The banter between the two of them was seamless and you guys, I could not stop reading this book! I pulled an all-nighter, and when you have work in the morning, you know the book was fantastic because this girl is not missing her sleep for anything less than perfection! I loved this book! There were all of the aspects of life; the good, the bad, the ugly...feeling rejected or not good enough. I loved the sense of family that she instilled into the story and the feeling, you guys, there are all the feels in this book! Any LDS romance fan will LOVE this novel. Odekirk is supremely talented and I look forward to more to come from her!

Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, September 21, 2018

Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack. Blog Tour & Review




Summary:

Lord Elliott Mayfield aims to correct the very messy marital mistakes and spousal scandals of his brothers and sisters by requiring his nieces and nephews to choose worthy companions.  If they choose wisely, they will receive their generous share of the family’s inheritance.

Peter, Elliott’s eldest nephew, thinks the entire idea is ridiculous. A widower with two young daughters, he simply needs a governess, not a wife. Julia Hollingsworth certainly has the credentials and the experience, but is altogether too young and pretty for such a job. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

Julia loves working as a governess, despite the objections of her mother, Amelia. And as it turns out, Amelia has a lot to say about the Mayfield men—none of it good. But Julia dismisses the rumors of ruined reputations and instead concentrates on helping Peter with his children and his fledgling business in canine husbandry. His kindness and gentleness is endearing—and increasingly attractive.

But Amelia, whose heart was broken thirty years ago by none other than Elliott Mayfield, is determined to prevent any relationship from blooming either between Peter and Julia—or between herself and Elliott.


My Review:

It took me a couple of chapters for the groundwork to be laid and then I completely fell head first into Julia's story and I had a hard time making myself stop reading (sleep is necessary at points).  Julia was a breath of fresh air! She knew what she wanted for her life and she went after it. But more than that, she had this sweet, kind and beautiful spirit I connected with; almost as if she were real. Peter was the opposite of Julia in many ways and I wondered how the two might ever relate to each other. But I think Peter was hiding a lot of himself behind what was expected of him and his own grief over the loss of his wife. What made this story even better is that there was an entire other story about Peter's uncle Elliot and Julia's own mother! Seriously, this book is pretty awesome in my opinion, so go snag a copy and enjoy!


Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Publisher for review

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Neverland Inn by K.C. Grant, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Daniel Cavanaugh has it all—a lucrative career as a lawyer, a gorgeous fiancée, and his future mapped out for him. So why is he feeling increasingly dissatisfied with his life? When the assignment to handle his late grandmother’s estate takes him to the California coast, Daniel welcomes the escape. Staying at the nearby bed-and-breakfast isn’t really his style, but he soon realizes the inn may hold the key to the answers he’s been seeking. Spindrift Cove has few opportunities for a young unmarried woman like Sarah Michaels. Even so, she enjoys her solitude as owner and chef at the Neverland Inn. She thrives on catering to the needs of her guests and treating them to her fantastic cooking. But when Daniel walks through her door, he immediately tests her patience. Though he is handsome and well-bred, she finds him insufferable. Soon, however, the tranquility of the inn works its magic, and Daniel and Sarah forge a sweet and unexpected connection—until the life he left behind in the city demands his return and it seems that a happily ever after may not be on the menu after all.


My Review:

I loved the cover, the back blurb, and just about everything on the outside of this book! It made me want to dive right into the story!  I absolutely could connect, cheer for, and like Sarah.  She was a chef at heart, a lover of animals, and a super positive person!  Enter Daniel; a go through the motions, follow orders, and hey, maybe I should figure out my life person. Opposites generally attract and when he finds himself at The Neverland Inn, I thought it would be pretty simple from there.  But nothing is ever that simple.  I felt like the pace of the story was pretty slow and it took over halfway through the book for me, for the pace to pick up. It is a nice, sweet story and a good read, just a little too slow paced for my preference.


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

The day of her parents' garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger the largest man she's ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British.
Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so briefly, would prove to be her saving grace. And with a war raging around them, she may be called upon to save him too.


My Review:

I was swept away into Lydia's story and I didn't want to come back! Lydia is a beautiful debutante and has her future mapped out for her, until an unexpected British attack shatters her plans and her own confidence. Enter the handsome Jacob, a man she has only met once before. Together they may be able to help each other through their own issues, and a war raging around them as well. But can they let go and learn to trust each other? A prevailing theme throughout the book is who can you trust? And Moore kept me wondering and guessing the entire time! I loved the historical details but more than that, I enjoyed how Moore portrayed such emotion and feeling throughout the novel. The characters became real and that is the mark of a great book!

Happy Reading!!!


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Six Sisters' Stuff Copycat Cooking, Blog Tour



Book Summary:

The popular Six Sisters’ Stuff bloggers come to the rescue with a new collection of more than 100 easy-to-make recipes of popular restaurant dishes and takeout favorites for busy families. Make meal planning a breeze as you mix-and-match side dishes from one restaurant with main courses from another and finish it off with a dessert from a third. Save money while spending more time with your family. Change dining-out to dining-in for a memorable experience your whole family will enjoy.

Includes recipes for Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom, Panda Express Orange Chicken, Olive Garden Chicken Parmesan, Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich, Chili’s Molten Hot Lava Cake, Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes, and Universal Studios Butterbeer.



My Review:

What I really like about this recipe book is that there are so many recipes to choose from! The other thing that really struck a chord with me is that most of the ingredients were things that would be easy to get and nothing seemed too particularly difficult to try. So a basic home cook should be able to make these dishes! I loved that some of my favorite things are included like Olive Garden Bread Sticks and Panda Express Chow Mein! If you love to eat out but want to try it on your own, this is definitely the cookbook for you!


Happy Reading and Cooking!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Magnolia Summer by Melanie Dickerson, Release Day and Review!!!




Book Summary:

From New York Times Bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a story of love, heroism, and secrets so dangerous they could change this sleepy Southern town forever. 

Truett’s hometown needed a doctor, so after finishing medical school, he returned to Bethel Springs. Fighting a secret war with a corrupt lawman wasn’t in his plans, but Sheriff Suggs thinks he’s above the law and can lynch anyone who crosses him. When Suggs threatens his childhood friend, Truett dons a cape and hood and rescues him—placing “the Hooded Horseman” in Sheriff Suggs’s crosshairs. 

Celia Wilcox arrives in Bethel Springs, Alabama, in June of 1880. She’s come from Nashville to help her sister care for their younger siblings. She hopes only to be on the small farm for the summer, just until her mother recovers from the shock of Celia’s father’s death. She must return to Nashville to fulfill her dream of opening her own dress shop, especially now, to provide for her family. 

The lovely Celia catches Truett’s eye, and he finds himself wanting to impress her. But she flatly refuses to flirt with him or to fall for his—if he does say so himself—considerable charm. 

Celia’s growing attraction to the young Dr. Beverly terrifies her, and even if she could marry him, which she cannot, what will happen when Sheriff Suggs discovers Truett is the Hooded Horseman? Will Celia be able to prevent the sheriff from carrying out one last lynching? 


My Review:

Celia and Truett's story was a breath of fresh southern air! I enjoyed reading a story set in the south and not just reading about the history and the problems, but feeling them and experiencing them along with the characters. Dickerson tells a beautiful story of love, loss, and injustice. Trueuett felt like a Robin Hood, protecting those who could not protect themselves from the horrid and bigoted sheriff. Celia is a beautiful and refined young woman who finds herself thrust into a life she in no way wants for herself. She wants nothing to do with the farm her family lives on, nor the town it resides in. The beautiful part of this story is experiencing the journey along with Celia and Truett. Experiencing the joy, the pain, the fear, the anger, the hurt...there were so many emotions jam packed into this story! It makes you feel...there were times when I thought I might cry. I was  amazed at the realistic and historical details Dickerson seamlessly wove into her story. Magnolia Summer is a wonderful and unique love story you don't want to miss!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, August 24, 2018

Short Investigations by Clair Poulson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!



Book Summary:


In the sleepy town of Heber, a strange 911 call is made to report an unthinkable crime: someone has murdered a woman . . . and her body has been found in Rhett Ketchum’s barn. Rhett, a well-known rodeo cowboy, is placed firmly at the top of the suspect list—the only problem is, he’s innocent. As officers search tirelessly for the evidence needed to lock him up, Rhett takes matters into his own hands. 

Max and Patches Fisher are the father-daughter duo behind the unconventional PI firm Short Investigations, and they agree to undertake the task of proving Rhett’s innocence. Soon the list of suspects begins to grow, and Rhett feels a glimmer of hope—and an undeniable attraction to Patches. But when the officers on the case become targets themselves, it seems they may be the ones in need of protection. As events take a deadly turn, it’s up to Max and Patches to uncover the truth before time runs out.


My Review:

I have been a long time fan of Poulson and his suspense novels. Hands down this was one of my favorite stories that he has written. I was trying to figure out whodunnit the entire time and I still wasn't 100% sure until the very end of the book. The suspense and action were well written and that was what kept me reading until the end. I felt like some of the conversation between characters wasn't realistic to the way people converse with each other in life. What they said was fine, but the way they were saying it just came off as weird. It bothered me enough that I am writing about it, but it didn't bother me enough that I couldn't finish reading the story. It says something about Poulson's story that I continued to read even though the conversations seemed inauthentic to how people speak to each other. So if you like murder mystery and suspense, this is a great story.

Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Anna the Prophetess by H.B. Moore, Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Summary:

Anna the Prophetess is the dramatic chronicle of the only woman to be called a prophetess in the Gospels. When Anna’s great-niece Julia is exiled to Jerusalem as punishment for her refusal to marry a man old enough to be her father, Anna shares the story of her early days of courtship with her husband. Although Julia’s parents admonished her to observe firsthand how lonely Anna’s life is, Julia instead discovers that her great-aunt’s life is far from lonely—it is full of love, peace, and incredible faith. As Anna shares her unwavering testimony of the coming Messiah with her great-niece, these two faithful women are changed forever as they seek the Lord’s will in their lives and joyfully witness the long-awaited miracles of Christ’s birth.


My Review:

I wasn't sure how I would like this book, I don't typically read books based on biblical stories.  I found myself pleasantly surprised by how quickly I was drawn to Anna and what a peaceful person she was.  I felt it exuding off the pages and found myself wanting to read more and more. She was like a calm and soothing presence I wanted to be around.  Which says volumes about the author's ability to translate a character's personality so well throughout the book. This book just made me feel good, it is like I cannot explain it. Just read the book, it will draw you in and keep you there until the very end!



Happy Reading!!!


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Roses of Feldstone by Esther Hatch, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!






Book Summary:

Standing before Feldstone Manor, site of so many happy memories, Rose Davenport feels nothing but dread. Her family’s annual visit to the stately home was once brightened by her friendship with the earl’s youngest son, William, but everything changed the day his elder brother was disinherited and William became heir to his father’s earldom. From that moment, William made it clear he has no interest in continuing an acquaintance with Rose. Heartbroken, she sets out to prove that she will simply not be ignored—or outdone—by the arrogant future lord of the manor. When his elder brother marries for love, William’s entire life changes in an instant. He does not have the same option to marry whom he chooses, and he must let go of the feelings he has harbored for his dear friend, Rose. He steels himself against her annual visits, determined to keep his feelings for her a secret. But when he makes the hasty promise to marry within six months, he never dreams that his actions will lead Rose to impulsively undertake the same challenge.


My Review:

I absolutely loved The Roses of Feldstone! From the beautiful girl named Rose, to the roses that once adorned Feldstone Manor, the author beautifully builds a story of friendship and love like no other. I found myself piecing together the history of Rose and William, the used to be friends, now turned enemies it seemed. I wanted to understand how they went from besties to hardly being able to stand each other. There were so many misunderstandings, lack of communication and assumptions! But it made for a fantastic story that I just could not seem to stop reading. It had me mesmerized and I just had to know how everything would work out. Would Rose and William marry others? Would they ever be friends again? Would they be able to get past whatever was holding them back? Would and could they end up together? A wonderfully written regency novel, The Roses of Feldstone is a fun, clean romance that I would recommend to any friend!


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