Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Heiress of All Things Beautiful by Anita Stansfield, Book Review


Book Summary:

Florence Prescott and her family live in fear of her father’s vicious outbursts. Lord Prescott rules his household with a cruel and violent hand, and when one of his drunken rages leads to the abuse of Florence’s beloved younger brother, Florence boldly confronts her father—and pays the price for her insolence. Broken and hopeless, Florence feels like a prisoner in her own life.

As a former stablehand for the Prescotts, Evan Avery is all too familiar with the vicious nature of his old master . . . and the gentle kindness of Florence and her younger brother. Desperate to save his friends, Evan boldly returns to the estate to help them escape. Though Lady Prescott refuses rescue, Evan successfully spirits Florence and her brother away to his family’s farm. There, they quite naturally adjust to the rigors and rhythms of farm life as the bond of friendship between Florence and Evan flourishes and soon deepens into romance. But the couple’s happiness is overshadowed when they receive a shocking correspondence that changes everything.

My Review:

I became drawn into Florence's story pretty quickly and I was horrified at her father's abusive behavior. It was so realistically portrayed that I felt the fear coming off of the pages and I wanted some one to stand up to Lord Prescott. I really wanted justice for how he treated his family members. I loved the relationship between Florence and her brother Evan and the loyalty they had for each other. Their sibling relationship was beautiful. I was caught up in the story until about halfway through and then I felt like there was a lot of telling what was happening instead of showing the reader what was happening. Although the storytelling fell flat partway in, I enjoyed the overall story. I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Happy Reading!!!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Viscount's Vow by Julie Coulter Bellon, Book Review



Book Summary:

A man changed by war. The woman who loves him. And a secret that could tear them apart.

Edward Rutledge, the newly minted Viscount Carlisle, has come back from war a changed man. The echo of the battlefield and the death of his best friend Marcus haunt him to the point that he decides to break his betrothal to Charlotte---the only woman he’s ever loved.

When he’s summoned home to Hartwell Manor, he comes face-to-face with her. Slowly, her strength and love make him see that he might be able to reclaim what he thought was lost. But when word reaches him that Marcus might not have died in Spain and yet lives, Edward will do anything to bring his friend home. As the mystery deepens, however, Edward is drawn into an intrigue that forces him to confront the demons that have plagued him since he returned to England. Will he have to sacrifice everything he’s built with Charlotte in order to keep her safe?


My Review:

The Viscount's Vow is a regency novel with a powerful message tucked inside. Recently returned from war Edward cannot bear the demons he brought back with him, including the death of his best friend. He cuts off his engagement to his beloved Charlotte to spare her. But at what cost? I had to keep reading to figure out how everything would play out! Bellon did a beautiful job creating Edward and Charlotte's world. Charlotte was such a strong and determined character, I felt her determination fly off of the pages! This regency novel is not just a romance, it bears a message all need to hear! I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Coming Home to Maverick by Sophia Summers, Book Review



Book Summary:

Bailey is back. Maverick thought he was over her. But neither can deny the feelings that will always be there.

Bailey has made mistakes, so many she doesn't think she'll really ever forgive herself. But her daughter deserves the kind of life Bailey had growing up. When she shows up on her parents' doorstep back to her hometown, the one person she isn't ready to see is Maverick. But will she ever be able to face him?

The minute Maverick hears Bailey is back, he knows his heart still belongs to her. But what kind of man trusts a woman who left him at the altar? As he grapples with a new daughter that he can't help but wish was his, all the responsibilities of running his family's ranch, and the hurt he feels about Bailey's betrayal, he finds new love and hope not only with her but with God. 

As soon as God is a part of the equation, the sweetness they find is better than they ever had. Just maybe this second chance around is God's gift of happiness to them both.


My Review:

Be prepared to go on a bucking bronco ride of emotions in Coming Home to Maverick! It gave me all the feels from happiness, sadness, anger, bitterness, forgiveness, and overall love. I wasn't sure what to expect when Bailey came back into town with her daughter in tow. How would the town react and how would Maverick react? Summers takes the reader straight to a small town with a big hearted family. What I loved most about this book is that it made me examine my own self and how I would be when placed in difficult situations. Would I be loving, kind, and forgiving? Or full of hate, anger, and bitterness? The struggle would be difficult and Summers made me want to be a better person no matter what comes my way in life. Coming Home to Maverick is so much more than a story, it is a belief that there is hope, redemption, and forgiveness no matter how far you have gone from home. That God can guide you and forgive you, so you can forgive yourself.  That there is a definition of family that means more than flesh and blood. When a book inspires the reader to be better, that is the mark of greatness. I highly recommend Coming Home to Maverick, it will take you on a journey you will not regret. 

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Author for review


Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Whispered Dance of Bees by Carol Warburton, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Had fate and nature not conspired, Alyce Redgrave would have been a child of wealth and privilege. But the night of her birth was shadowed by an eerie Devils Moon and her christening day marred by a fierce hailstorm—ill omens that led the superstitious peasants to seek Alyce's life. Desperate to save her infant daughter, Alyce's mother flees with her baby, finding shelter and goodwill at the isolated farm of strangers . . . 

There, Alyce's life is filled with secrets, unanswered questions, and a sense of foreboding. Her worst fears are realized when she narrowly escapes the clutches of a murderer by fleeing into the forest. Fate steps in once more to change the course of her life when Alyce is found and taken in by Elspeth, a wise woman with the uncanny ability to commune with nature. Trained by Elspeth in the art of healing, Alyce remains haunted by the puzzle of her past until she discovers her mother's lost pendant. With the help of this object and the aid of the enchanting William Pascoe, Alyce finally holds the key to who she once was and who she will become.

My Review:

Well, I totally stayed up until two in the morning to finish this one. This is one of those books that just snuck up on me. It looked and sounded good, but you guys, it is phenomenal! There are so many stories within this story and so many layers to unfold and figure out. The entire mystery kept me reading and page turning until I read the very last word. From the beginning of Alyce's journey until the very end, I was pulled in hook, line, and sinker. Alyce's journey is so unique, I have never read anything like it. Warburton has created a unique historical tale that will take you on an emotional and unpredictable trip beyond your imagination. You will walk away with a new understanding of family and perseverance, terms Alyce truly redefined. For fans of historical romance, this is the book you do not want to miss!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


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Friday, June 19, 2020

Catching the Cowboy ( Summer Creek #1) by Shanna Hatfield, Blog Tour

Welcome to the Summer Creek Blog Tour and Giveaway from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield.
 

ABOUT THE SERIES


Summer Creek is one of those small towns—the kind brimming with quirky inhabitants, pets with personalities (like a meandering goat named Ethel), meddling matchmakers, tumbling-down old buildings, and dreams. So many dreams. These sweet, uplifting romances explore the ties that bind a community together when they unite for a common purpose and open their hearts to unexpected possibilities. Heart, humor, and hope weave through each story, touching the lives of those who call Summer Creek home. Readers who love Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series and RaeAnne Thayne's Haven Point series will enjoy coming home to Summer Creek.
The first three books in the series release this summer.
Catching the Cowboy  (read more below)


ABOUT THE BOOK

Catching the Cowboy

"When I feel the need for inspiration and comfort I reach for a book by Shanna Hatfield."
Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

 

Title: Catching the Cowboy Series: Summer Creek (Book 1) Author: Shanna Hatfield Publisher: Wholesome Hearts Publishing Release: Date: June 9, 2020 Genre: Contemporary Romance (Western / Clean and Wholesome)



She’s fresh out of jail . . .    He’s fresh out of luck.  Spoiled heiress Emery Brighton indulges in one mimosa too many, attempts to steal a horse, and winds up in jail. A sentence of community service leaves her at the mercy of strangers on a remote ranch near a small town in Oregon. Adjusting to country life is hard enough, but she has no idea how to handle her growing affection for a surly cowboy and his adorable daughter.  Steady and dependable as the day is long, rancher Hudson Cole just wants to raise his little girl and be left alone. When his grandmother invites a lawbreaker dressed in Louis Vuitton to Summer Creek Ranch, Hud is convinced Grammy has lost her ever-loving mind. Determined to detest Emery, he instead finds himself doing the one thing he vowed would never happen again: falling in love. With one foot out the door, will love be enough to convince Emery to stay?


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EXCERPT

“Hi, Daddy!” Cricket beamed at him, showing off a recent gap in her smile. She’d lost her first baby tooth last week. Grammy had saved it in a little jar and tucked it in with the other mementos of Cricket’s childhood Hud wanted to keep. It seemed like just yesterday she was learning to crawl. He hated how fast she was growing up. In the time it took him to blink, she’d be driving a car, then off to college. Pain clawed at his chest at the thought of his daughter someday leaving him and making her own way in the world. He picked her up and held her close. “Daddy! You’re smuffering me,” Cricket said on a giggle, squirming to be set down. He kissed her cheek, then set her in her chair at the table. Nell placed a glass of milk in front of Cricket and a mug in front of his plate. Steam curled upward, carrying the delicious aroma of rich, black coffee. “Everything is ready,” Nell said, taking a seat across from Hud. “Sit by me,” Cricket said, snagging Emery’s hand and pulling on it. Jossy feigned a pout. “I’ve been displaced as the favored seatmate.” Emery glanced from Jossy to Hud. “I don’t want to steal anyone’s seat.” “You’re fine,” Jossy said, giving Emery a welcoming smile, then settling into the chair on the other side of Hud. “This looks and smells fantastic, Grammy. Thank you for making my muffins.” “Of course, sweetie. It’s a treat to have you join us,” Nell said, lifting Jossy’s and Cricket’s hand in hers. “Let’s hold hands while I offer a word of thanks for this food and beautiful day.” Hud would rather pet a rabid porcupine than hold Emery’s hand in his, but to appease his grandmother, he reached out and clasped it. Unprepared for the wild jolt of electricity that zipped from the point of contact up his arm, he would have dropped her hand and left the room if it wouldn’t have created a flurry of questions from his grandmother and Jossy.  

TOUR GIVEAWAY

One (1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of Catching the Cowboy




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The giveaway will begin  June 9, 2020 and last through June 25, 2020.  The winner will be notified within two weeks of the giveaway ending and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. The giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Follow along for a full list of stops on the Summer Creek Blog Tour June 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR




  USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes. When Shanna isn’t dreaming up unforgettable characters, twisting plots, or covertly seeking dark, decadent chocolate, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna loves to hear from readers. Follow her online at:
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With one foot out the door, will love be enough to convince Emery to stay?

This sweet romance offers a funny, delightful happily ever after adventure in a quirky small town. One-click to read about a meandering goat named Ethel, meddling matchmakers, and a community that feels like home in a story filled with heart, humor, and hope.
 


My Review:

Hatfield's Catching the Cowboy is fresh and fun! She brings a city slicker primadonna to a small town to meet a rural cowboy and the sparks began to fly and sizzle! Not only is the romance popping, but so are the people of the small town of Summer Creek. They can seem judgmental and hesitant at first, but they turned into Emery's dearest friends and biggest supporters. From the mayor to the waitress at the local diner, Hatfield easily connects the reader to small town America and the sense of community and family you feel there. She accurately portrays what it is like to live and work in a tiny rural town and I loved every second of reading it. I didn't just feel the connection to Summer Creek, but the connection to Emery as she makes a huge metamorphosis while she is there. Hud, Nell, Cricket, and Jossy all felt like family to me and I felt like I was at the ranch alongside them. Hatfield does a superb job of bringing the reader into the Summer Creek family. Because that is what a small town is; a family made up of friends.


Happy Reading!!!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Flying in Love by Chalon Linton, Blog Tour





Book Summary:

Will Paige decide to share her heart or fly solo?

Paige Hall’s happy ending may just be in sight. She has been dating her boyfriend for months and feels confident their relationship is going in the right direction—until she catches him kissing another woman. Humiliated and hurt, Paige retreats from the dating scene and pledges to never fall hard again as she throws herself into her work as a speech therapist. Her vow is upended in a grocery store parking lot when she is nearly run over by a handsome and very apologetic air force pilot.

Captain Jake Summers is everything a girl could dream of: charming, considerate, and hardworking. Despite Paige’s determination to avoid falling into another relationship, her resolve is no match for the whirlwind romance that ensues. When Jake is not flying, he and Paige are inseparable, and Paige begins to believe in happily ever afters again. But when the couple faces a heartrending loss, they must find strength in each other and in their faith or risk losing a once-in-a-lifetime love.

My Review:

I loved how Paige and Jake met, it was so fun and that scene is emblazoned in my mind! Legendary first time meeting! What I loved most about Flying in Love was the reality of it. Life is not simple and love is not simple. Both take work and effort but when you accomplish that, the results are beautiful. I thought this book would be all about Paige and her journey, but what is beautiful about it is that it's also about Jake's journey. This emotional and gripping story of real-life issues and love captivated my attention and kept me up for a late night until I finished the very last page! Flying in love is contemporary christian fiction at its best! 

Happy Reading!!!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

An Earl for Edith by Tammi Lee Bird, Book Review



Book Summary:

Edith Wilson is twenty-two years old, has never had a London Season, and suspects she never will. Limited finances mean Edith is left ignored while her beautiful younger sisters receive every opportunity. Longing for her mother’s approval, Edith agrees to trap an earl against her better judgment, hoping for a chance at the loving marriage she’s always desired. Yet once she meets the handsome earl, she doesn’t have the heart to ruin his happily ever after. 

Miles is extremely wealthy, titled, and single with no intention of ever falling in love again. His first wife taught him how horrible a one-sided marriage could be. When a young woman appears at his hunting lodge set on ensnaring him, he will do anything to keep her away, including lying and betting with a disreputable rogue. But when she walks away from a chance to force him to propose, he regrets his actions. Will he be able to right his wrongs before Edith falls prey to the rake he set on her path?



My Review:

The cover of An Earl for Edith is beautiful and I could not wait to dive into this story! Edith is almost on the shelf and her mother will stop at nothing to try to ensnare an earl for Edith to marry. Edith wants to please her mother so much that she goes along with her crazy scheme even though she doesn't want any part of it. Once she meets him, she doesn't want trap him into marriage, she wants someone to marry her because they love her, not because they are forced to marry her. I have to hand it to Edith, she was determined to do things her own way despite her mother's constant meddling! There were some parts of the story that the dialogue did not naturally flow and it felt off for the conversation. While I enjoyed the story overall, I felt like it needed a little bit of fine tuning so it felt more natural and easy. This is a nice regency read and I am hoping Bird will write George's story next!


Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Author for review


Monday, June 8, 2020

A Change of Fortune by Traci Hunter Abramson, Blog Tour & Giveaway






Book Summary:

Law student Brooke Sherman leads an enviable life, with an impressive education, a prestigious internship, and an ambitious boyfriend who any girl on campus would love to date. But one phone call shatters everything: her father, the optimistic man who insists on buying lottery tickets and dreaming big, has terminal cancer. Desperate to get home and predictably unable to rely on her boyfriend, Brooke finds an unlikely hero in the form of her classmate.

Jason Ramsey has had a crush on his study partner Brooke for months, but he’d never encroach on someone else’s girlfriend—even if the guy doesn’t treat her the way she deserves. But when he learns of Brooke’s father’s diagnosis, Jason steps up to help however he can. In the weeks and months following, Jason is Brooke’s rock, and after Brooke’s breakup, Jason becomes much more than just a friend. But even as they plan for a future together, things get complicated: Brooke’s father had a dying wish, that his daughter buy one last lottery ticket. She never dreamed that fulfilling that wish would jeopardize a future with the man she loves.

My Review:

No matter what genre Abramson writes, it is undoubtably a page turner that I cannot put down! She has an uncanny ability to write a story that is not only interesting, but pulls you in so completely that you have to finish reading it, no matter the time of day or night. Right from the beginning I felt a connection to Brooke and a severe dislike for her haughty and uncaring boyfriend. Man that guy was such an insensitive jerk! But Jason was there, a steady and constant support and doesn't every girl want a man like that? The emotional upheaval of her dad's unexpected cancer was heartrending and the powerful ties between father and daughter hit me right in the heartstrings. If you want to read an emotionally powerful story of friendship, love, family, and good fortune, this is the perfect book for you!


Happy Reading!!!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Solving Sophronia (The Blue Orchid Society) by Jennifer Moore, Blog Tour & Review & Emmeline is FREE!





Book Summary:

Lady Sophronia Bremerton is a far cry from the typical debutante, but she's the toast of London's upper class for one simple reason: she's a society columnist for the London Illustrated News, and the gentry loves seeing their exploits printed in the gossip pages. But Sophie has bigger plans - she aspires to be an investigative reporter. When a stuffy ballroom at yet another Season proves to be nothing more than the usual rumor mill, Sophie seeks respite in the library alongside four other young women who, for their own reasons, are also looking for escape. As the conversation turns to their secret ambitions, the women form a sisterhood and a bold plan: they will make their dreams a reality, no matter the obstacles. Thus begins the Blue Orchid Society.

Hearing of a murder in a London rookery, Sophie seizes the opportunity to prove her skills. Detective Jonathan Graham doesn't believe a civilian, a noblewoman at that, should be anywhere near a murder investigation, but Sophie insists on helping bring the killer to justice. Her investigative prowess doesn't go unnoticed by the police, especially Jonathan, who can't decide whether this intrepid reporter is a thorn in his side or the woman of his dreams. But as the case grows more complicated and dangerous, their very lives - and their hearts - may be at risk.


My Review:

Moore beautifully and brilliantly introduces each character in the Blue Orchid Society and tells a whodunnit tale like no other! Her friends are a great set of "misfits" for their time period and I loved how the Blue Orchid Society was formed on the spot. Sophronia is an intelligent and heartfelt character that any woman can relate to in some form or fashion. I was impressed with how Moore accurately expresses the plight of a woman in the Victorian era in a way that the modern reader can easily understand. Sophie just wanted to be seen for who she was instead of being told what she can or cannot do. This is a fascinating read that I could not get enough of! I was on the edge of my seat trying to solve the string of murders along with Sophie and Detective Graham and whoever you think did it, think again! Moore serves up a slice of whoddunit pie with a side of romance with Solving Sophronia! It will keep you reading until the very end and leave you gratified!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your copy via Amazon.


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Check out Jennifer Moore's website here.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Rakes and Roses by Josi S. Kilpack, Book Review


Book Summary:

A Mayfield Family Romance

Lady Sabrina endured an abusive marriage, a miscarriage, and early widowhood to emerge as a smart, successful, confident woman who found a way to make her mark in a man’s world. She has friends and purpose, but cannot hide from the emptiness she feels when the parties are over and the friends have gone home to families she will never have.

Harry Stillman may be charming and handsome, but he’s a gambler and a rake who has made a mockery of his privileges. He turns to the mysterious Lord Damion for financial relief from his debts, but still ends up beaten nearly senseless by thugs and left in an ally.

When Lady Sabrina comes upon Harry after the attack, she remembers the kindness Harry once showed to her six years ago and brings him to her estate to heal. Though their relationship begins on rocky footing, it soon mellows into friendship, then trust. But Lady Sabrina needs to keep Harry at a distance, even if he is becoming the kind of man worthy of her heart. After all, she is keeping a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything she’s so carefully built.

Advanced Praise:

“Uplifting...Kilpack flips the typical Regency romance script, with the heroine rescuing the hero. Kilpack's strong, upright heroine who finds a way to claim her power in Regency society sets this love story apart. This magnetic tale will appeal to fans of emotional romance.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Excellent. Kilpack deftly integrates such topics of spousal abuse and addiction into the compelling story line of her latest sweet love story. Fans of Mary Balogh's traditional Regency romances will be captivated by this quietly powerful tale of faith, compassion, redemption, and love.”

-Booklist


My Review:

What I loved so much about this story was the opposites in Sabrina and Harry. While Sabrina had survived an abusive marriage and become a strong and independent woman; Harry was a rake who was so caught up in gambling and drinking that he went too far at the tables. The chance encounter of Sabrina finding him beaten and taking him in was more than chance to me. These two were meant to be together! I loved the journey that both Sabrina and Harry take. It wasn't just about Harry overcoming his vices and his past, it was about Sabrina learning to let go and trust again. So we got to see two very different people's journeys and it was beautiful to watch it play out. My favorite part was the lap blanket! A pink lap blanket, I want one now! 


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Publisher for review



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch, Book Review



Book Summary:

Lady Patience Kendrick was born to a life of privilege, and with the London Season looming, she finds herself facing unprecedented pressure to adhere to the rules of society. Unfortunately, the free-spirited young woman is anything but proper. Patience's elder brother, a former military man, bemoans his sister's antics - but when he accuses her of incurable frivolity, it is simply more than she can bear. Determined to prove her brother wrong, Patience undertakes a drastic experiment: she will disguise herself as a maid and demonstrate her ability to work as hard as anyone.

Taken on as household staff by her brother's former general, Patience soon learns that willingness and ability are two very different things. While her plan sounded promising in theory, the reality is that she is out of her depth - and the irresistibly charming son of the house isn't helping matters. Patience soon finds herself embroiled in a charade far more complicated that she imagined. With both her pride and her heart at stake, she is determined to prove her brother wrong - even as her plans spiral delightfully out of control.
 


My Review:

This is one of those books that just sucks you in and doesn't let you out until you are done! Patience is unapologetically herself and honest, her character was so refreshing! I loved her fortitude and her desire to prove herself capable and hard-working. The hare-brained scheme she comes up with is crazy and yet she manages to get hired on as a maid. I just laughed at her attempt to wax the furniture and enjoyed her talks with Mr. Woodsworth like I was in the room with them. Hatch creates such endearing characters that the entire story came to life right in front of me! The entire time I was waiting for everything to come falling down and crash, but Patience surprised me at every turn. And so did Mr. Woodsworth! Her spontaneity and his planning were the perfect combination of opposites attract. Sit back, feel the sparks fly, and watch this fun and heart-warming story unfold!


Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Source:  Publisher for review

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Ace, A Fighter Pilot Romance by Sophia Summer, Book Review



About the Book:

A fighter pilot with regrets, a humanitarian worker with a mission, and a second chance to work through everything that keeps them apart. 

Dex Callison, otherwise known as Ace makes a split second decision to parachute into a hostile situation to make a lot of things in his life right. His life as a Senator's son, a JAG Air Force pilot and then an active duty soldier have not yet filled the loss of his best friend, the only woman he has ever loved, Gianna West.

Gianna West thought that she and Dex were made for each other forever. He'd promised to finish his active duty and then join her building orphanages all over the world in remote villages. But she learned in one instant, how much more Dex wanted to start his own military training program, much more than he wanted to be with her. Alone, serving people she falls in love with, she tries to tell herself she doesn't miss him. All of that goes out the window when he shows up in her village on a remote island.

When you travel to a different country every six months, there’s little time for relationships. Every pilot joins Top Flight for different reasons, but no one expects to fall in love.


My Review:

What I loved the most about Ace is that was fast-paced, full of action, and romance! It was very easy for me to read and I enjoyed the fighter pilot aspect of the story. It reminded me a bit of Top Gun and I could imagine Dex with his aviators on. Especially hearing their call names, it brought me right into the fighter pilot world! Unfolding the backstory to Dex and Gianna's relationship was intriguing and their chemistry was next level! I wanted them to both stop being so stubborn and figure out that they belonged together. The combination of humanitarian aid work and training fighter pilots was captivating and made me think about smaller countries and the struggles they face in their daily lives. Ace is an easy read full of action and romance!

Happy Reading!!!

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About the Author:

Sophia Summers is an award winning author who just wants to relax a little and enjoy a great beach read. She lives in a quiet southern town brimming with an extra dose of hospitality and a whole lot of charm. She writes historical romance under a different name.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Duke's Second Chance (Lords for the Sisters of Sussex) by Jen Geigle Johnson, Book Review



Book Summary:

Second chances often come from surprising places. Will the Duke find another chance at love when everything seems to be combining against him? 

Gerald feels as though he’s lost everything when his wife takes her last breath. 

Amelia’s world turns upside down when the Duke of Granbury steps into her tea shop and leaves with her heart. 

But when a secret from Amelia’s past unveils possibilities, will the duke get a second chance at love from an unexpected source? 

Buy this first book in a Regency romance series for a taste of deep loyal friendship, beautiful second chances, and the path to heal a heart. 

Look for the other books in the series: 
The Earl's Winning Wager
Her Lady's Whims and Fancies
Suitors for the Proper Miss
Pining for Lord Lockhart
The Foibles and Follies of Miss Grace

My Review:

What I loved most about this book is that is was an easy read. I didn't have to try to get into it, it just pulled me in. I truly loved Amelia's character and her openness and honesty. She was an angel for Gerald he didn't realize at first. Her tenacity and willingness to put herself out there for someone she barely knew, that was incredible. Wondering if the two of them would or could ever end up together kept me reading on late until the night. Would Gerald be able to move past his grief and be happy again? How and would Amelia be a part of that happiness? All of these things kept me hooked and reading until the end!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Earl's Winning Wager (Lords for the Sisters of Sussex #2) by Jen Geigle Johnson



Book Summary:

Lord Morley's life will change forever when he wins a game of cards and a family of sisters to go along with it. 

Miss Standish in none too pleased to have become the responsibility of yet another Lord, even if he is full of charm and goodness. Her responsibilities are to her sisters first. 

With the repairs on the castle moving forward nicely and concerted efforts in a season in Bath made to find suitors for them all, Miss Standish and Lord Morley must determine where duty stops and matters of the heart take over. 

Read this warm tale of family, sisters, loyalty and love to get a huge dose of the best part of a regency romance fans of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer would enjoy.


My Review:

I started reading this book as soon as I finished the first book in the series (you can read each as a stand alone). I loved reading Lord Morley's story! To win an estate with a castle and five sisters to take care of in a hand of cards? And one of those women you happen to have a fancy for? This story was so easy to read and I loved the Standish sisters! June was an endearing character as she acted as a mother to her older sisters and cared for their happiness above her own. The renovations to the castle and the mystery surrounding the sisters' connection to royalty is fascinating! I need and want to know more about their background, it is so intriguing! If you love sweet regency era novels, this is the book for you!

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Deadly by Design by Paige Edwards, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

For up-and-coming Formula One engineer, Jack Pressley-Coombes, there is nothing better than the smell of rubber and the roar of a racecar engine. When he witnesses a crash at the first international grand prix of the season, Jack makes a shocking discovery. His design is on a competitor’s car.

To keep Davis Racing LTD, his British Formula One employer from closing its doors, Jack goes undercover for MI6 to ferret out the company saboteur. When the investigation interferes with his and Gillian Buchanan’s blossoming romance, Jack can’t extricate himself from the web of deceit. But he’s not the only one with something to hide. Gillian too carries secrets. With time running out for Davis Racing, the evil which walks its corporate halls turns in Jack’s direction and threatens all that he holds dear.


My Review:

I love a good suspense story and Edwards did a fantastic job with this one! Immediately the action began on page one and didn’t let up until the very end. For me the mark of a good suspense means I am in suspense the majority of the time, and I was! I loved the characters from Jack to Gillian, all the way down to Elise and Thierry. The connection between Jack and Gillian was real and undeniable. Edwards succeeded in not only a great suspense novel but also a great romance and heart felt emotional story. There are so many layers to Deadly by Design and I enjoyed every moment of them! I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

The Noble Smuggler by Sian Ann Bessey, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!





Book  Summary:

Despite living at her father’s inn her entire life, Elizabeth Doyle has always managed to avoid involvement with the smugglers who frequently gather there. Until now. When a handsome smuggler is brought to her with dire injuries, Elizabeth risks everything to hide him—completely unaware that the wounded man is not who he appears to be. 

When an opportunity arises to infiltrate the notorious smuggling gang he believes caused his father’s death, Jonas Ainsworth, the Viscount Langton, pretends to be one of them. But when he is wounded midcharade, Jonas’s life is placed in the hands of an unlikely savior: a smuggler’s daughter. Forced to flee before his wounds have fully healed, he does not think he will ever see her again—until she appears on his doorstep, seeking safe haven. Divided by their social standings yet united in their mutual desire to expose the leader of the smuggling ring, Jonas and Elizabeth are undeniably drawn to each other. Neither realizes, however, that they are dangerously close to uncovering explosive secrets from the past—secrets that will alter the course of their lives forever.



My Review:

Bessey has created a well-written captivating story that I could not put down! Elizabeth is a strong, courageous, and beautiful soul who is resilient, kind, and the type of person one would aspire to be like. From the very beginning when we meet her and Jonas I was so curious as to how their paths would cross and where their story would go. Bessey flawlessly tells not only Elizabeth's story, but Jonas' as well, all while building this world that became so real to me I never wanted to leave. The Duchess of Kelbrook and Lady Langton were just as bright and vibrant as well. Every character is memorable in my mind and brought the story to life! From the dangers of Little Tilbury to the mutual attraction between Elizabeth and Jonas, The Noble Smuggler has elements of love, compassion, danger, heart break, anger, justice, and surprise! There is so much more to this story than meets the eye. Bessey always has something up her sleeve that I never see coming and that is what keeps me coming back for more! 


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