Friday, March 22, 2019

Catherine's Intrigue by Paige Edwards, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway





Book Summary:

To fulfill her mother's last request, twenty-four-year-old historic design specialist Catherine Pressley-Coombes travels to England in order to investigate an elusive family line. Armed with an illegible diary, she is determined to discover the identity of her mysterious ancestress. Distracted by an Elizabethan manor and unused to British country roads, Catherine runs her car into a ditch. Luckily, Nick Davidson, a handsome, hard-working local rides in on his tractor to save the day. As the down-to-earth manager of his family's estate, Nick also happens to be one of England's most eligible aristocrats.
Nick is certainly not the kind of man Catherine would fall for a man dogged by media and rumor. So why does she find the English lord so irresistible? Even though she can't overlook their differing values and beliefs, as she and Nick spend time together, their attraction deepens. While she battles through romantic turmoil, Catherine is beleaguered with far more sinister concerns: a series of unexplainable misfortunes that are not mere accidents. With her heart on the line, Catherine discovers her life is in jeopardy, and she has no idea who the perpetrator is but she has a growing suspicion that the danger might be connected to whatever secrets lie hidden in her ancestor's diary.
 



My Review:

Catherine’s Intrigue was just that! I was completely intrigued and this book had me hook, line, and sinker. People, seriously, I had no regard for the fact that I had to wake up to an alarm the next day! Who does that? Well, a person who gets sucked into a book and cannot possibly find their way out until it ends. That was how Catherine’s Intrigue was for me. It was a modern day LDS regency novel with a murder plot to boot. What wasn’t in this book? I am pretty sure it covers it all! I couldn't stop reading it, it was so good. The sibling relationship, the connection she is trying to find to her long lost ancestor, the journal she cannot decipher, all of these things plus one handsome neighbor who happens to be a lord make for an even better story!  One of my favorites of the year, Catherine’s Intrigue is a definite read for fans of LDS romance with a side of danger and suspense!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


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Source:  Publisher for review

Monday, March 18, 2019

Emma and Jane LDS DVD Blog Tour & Giveaway


Movie Synopsis: 


JANE & EMMA is based on the life of Sister Jane Manning, one of the first black Mormons. She returns to Nauvoo to find that Joseph Smith, her prophet and friend, has been assassinated. Jane spends a ceaseless night with his widow, Emma Smith, sitting watch over the body of the prophet as a whirlwind of loss and confusion leaves them wondering how either one of them will be able to move forward. Through the long night, Jane wonders if the prophet’s promise to extend the blessings of eternity to her has died along with him. The film explores the possible events of that night, including Jane’s endeavor to remain amongst the Mormon people and Emma’s struggle to cope with her heartbreaking loss. Poignant issues of racism and polygamy threaten to break their bond of friendship. In the end, will Jane and Emma have the courage to follow the path each believes they must take?


My Review:

The story told is dramatic and emotional, pure and raw. There were points when I was brought to tears. This was an unknown story to me and it definitely piqued my interest to study Jane Manning's story. In fact, I began reading up on her during the movie because I was so interested in her life. I would love to be able to read her journal.  Not everything in the movie is historically accurate, but the emotional story told brings the viewer into a unique perspective of the early church that many have not even considered before.


You can purchase your own copy via Deseret Book.


You can watch the trailer here.



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Friday, March 15, 2019

Sanctuary by Traci Hunter Abramson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!






Book Summary:

Kristi Hartinger has come to terms with her life as a single, thirty-something woman. She was in love . . . once. But following her boyfriend's tragic death, no one else could capture her heart. And nothing else could fill that void, though the serenity of the ocean came close. Two years ago, Kristi left the craziness of her Wall Street career behind and embraced a simpler life on her family's private island off the coast of Maine. As a resident of the small beach community, she anticipates a quiet future—until she comes face-to-face with her past.

Ace Samson is dead, or so the world believes. As a member of a secret organization known as the guardians, he was forced to fake his death years ago, leaving everything behind when he became an agent. So when he is selected to offer a potential new recruit a job with the organization, Ace braces himself: for the first time in more than a decade, he must face the woman he loved—and left.

Kristi's world is rocked by Ace's sudden reappearance, and she's soon drawn into his world of danger and cover-up. But when Kristi herself becomes a target, Ace will do whatever it takes to protect the only woman he has ever loved.


My Review:

Abramson always delivers a fast-paced and action-packed novel and Sanctuary is no exception! I love how Abramson sets the story and she has you glued from the get-go! I have been waiting patiently for Ace to get his story so I was beyond excited when I learned this book was coming out. This is definitely a suspense novel you do not want to miss! Edge of your seat, anxious, trying to figure out what is going on...this book is on hit and one you will be glad you sat down to read! But make sure you have time on your hands when you do sit down, because once you start reading, you will not be able to stop! Bravo to Abramson!


Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



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Monday, March 11, 2019

Her Billionaire Surgeon by Dobi Daniels, Book Review



Book Summary:

She's signed off on love. He thinks marriage is a noose. But a fake engagement might bring the love that sets them free. 
Rising-star surgical resident Dana Adams thinks no one can love her and has signed off on love, content to live it vicariously through soap operas. But she agrees to go on one blind date to appease her godmother.
Fellow surgical resident Josh Roman is desperate to escape his father's controlling grip and follow his dreams, and a surprise inheritance of his grandmother's vast estate might just be his ticket out.
But there is just one condition: he has to be engaged within thirty days or forfeit everything.
Since Josh Roman doesn’t see any reason to exchange one shackle for another called marriage and is determined to avoid the disastrous blind date arranged by his father, Josh ropes in Dana—his friend's roommate—to pose as his fake fiancée.
But when the lines between fake and real begin to blur, will they give love a chance, or will their deep-rooted issues and the potential backlash if the truth is discovered keep them from a happily ever after?
This is a sweet/clean fake fiancée medical billionaire romance with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this clean romance novel by Dobi Daniels. The story was easy to read and easy to fall into. I loved Dana because she was strong yet also vulnerable. She had a nice balance of both qualities and she was a straight up rock star when she met the Wonder Six! Anyone who could handle those ladies deserves a gold medal! Josh was a nice surprise. I really thought that because he was a billionaire he would be snotty and conceited. I was pleasantly surprised at his kindness and goodness. Dana and Josh were such an unlikely pairing but they fit so well together. I loved how he saved himself and her from disastrous blind dates!!  This is an easy read that will leave you smiling when you are finished!
Happy Reading!!!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Source:  Author for review

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Guarded Heart by Heidi Kimball, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Three years after a shocking scandal destroyed her family and forced her into isolation, Eleanor Hayward finally has an opportunity to put her painful history and dashed hopes behind her. But reentering society is no simple task. In her cousin's glittering ballroom, Eleanor is stunned when she comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart those years before.

Edmund Fletcher thought he had laid the past to rest until he unexpectedly encounters the woman who so nearly became his wife. Soon to be engaged to another, Edmund knows he must let go of the complicated feelings he harbors for Eleanor. However, when the Hayward scandal resurfaces and the truth behind their parting is revealed, Eleanor and Edmund are left reeling. Tormented by thoughts of what could have been, they realize it is impossible to rewrite history. But is there a future in which they might both find happiness—and true love?

My Review:

I loved this book so much. It just welcomed me with open arms and kept me there until the very end. There are so many things I want to say about this book. It made me feel so many different emotions, it was not just a run-of-the-mill regency novel. There was depth to the characters and their relationships. I think one of the best parts of the novel is that you get both main characters' perspectives. You get to here from Eleanor and from Edmund. The entire time I kept thinking that there had to be a way that they could move beyond whatever happened in the past, surely they were still meant for each other. There are so many ups and downs; all of the emotions you can imagine are felt in this book. Anger, passion, love, hate, mistrust, understanding, hurt, pain, kindness....seriously this book made me feel. There is more than just romance to the story and every part of it kept me turning pages until the very last one.

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

A Monumental Love by Susan Aylworth, Blog Tour & Giveaway!





Book description:

Roxelle McCann is eager to meet the family of her best friend, so she takes a mini-vacation to the Navajo Nation. Roxelle expects to find out more about Navajo language and customs and to be awed by the beauty of Monument Valley. She does not expect to find love among the monuments. The man she meets offers both a surprising possible future and a tender reminder of the past.

My Review:

Aylworth brought me right into the story and kept me there. I loved seeing the Navajo Nation through Roxelle's eyes. It was like I was right there with her, seeing and experiencing it too. Will was super sweet and such a perfect match it seemed for Roxelle! Would she find love in a most unexpected place? You will fall in love with the culture of the Navajo as you join Roxelle on her journey!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy for FREE on Kindle Unlimited or buy your own copy via Amazon.


About the author:

Susan Aylworth loves books, poems, plays, words in almost all polite forms, and good raspberry jam. Her first book, started when she was nine, "was a rip-off of Black Beauty. I wrote eight whole pages." For her fifth grade career day, she stated her ambition to become "a rich and famous author." Decades later, she is pleased to have achieved the 'author' part of that goal.

A former university professor, she enjoys researching backgrounds and careers for her novels. "It's one way to live many lives all at once." Servant to two spoiled cats, she lives in northern California with her writer husband, Roger. She wishes the kids would visit more often.

Susan loves "travel, great music, and hearing from readers." Reach her at susan.aylworth.author@gmail.com, post on her wall at: www.facebook.com/Susan.Aylworth.Author or follow her @SusanAylworth. "If you enjoy my books, please tell everyone you know: friends, relatives, neighbors, the person who delivers your mail, people you meet in line in the grocery store, everyone!" She welcomes ideas for new books and characters.


You can enter the giveaway here!