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 fiancĂ©e, 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!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

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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!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


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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!


Happy Reading!!!

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Golden Plates: Premium Edition, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway






The Golden Plates: Premium Edition
BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED
AS A GRAPHIC NOVEL

The Golden Plates is an illustrated adaptation of the fifth best selling book of all time, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, which has sold over 120 million copies. This graphic novel/comic book adaptation was first created in 2005 by award winning artist Michael Allred. The Premium Edition has replaced the full text originally included in the first edition with simplified and edited text, making the story easier for younger readers to follow and also showcasing more of the stunning artwork. It has also been converted to digital form for enjoyment on phones, tablets, and desktop devices through Amazon, iTunes, and Kobo. New printed editions have also been released through Amazon.

The first 6 issues cover the first 145 pages (27%) of the Book of Mormon, from 1st Nephi through the Words of Mormon. This adaptation is a fun and enthralling to way to help older children and teens understand and enjoy the Book of Mormon in a format more advanced than simplified children's stories or scripture readers meant for young children.

My Review:

I am not a big comic book person, so it is kind of funny that I ended up reviewing this one. Anyhow, I only received the first book in the six book series. I showed it to my 8 and 10 year old to see what they thought. My 10 year old was definitely more interested in it than my 8 year old, but both enjoyed looking at the illustrations. My 10 year old said it was good, and it was easy for her to read and understand what was going on. I like that it simplifies the Book of Mormon scripture stories so that it is easier for anyone really, to understand them. The illustrations help you to visualize what is going on in the story, so that is definitely a plus. I think it could be a great tool for a teenager struggling to read their scriptures since it is comic book style, not little kid style. Anyone who is struggling to get their BOM time in, this could help get them excited about the scriptures again. I could also see families reading it together. If you are LDS, and you like comic books, I definitely think you will enjoy this series of the Book of Mormon. It is well written and any comic book lover will enjoy this!

You can pick up your own copy here.

Happy Reading!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Matchmaker's Match by Brittany Larsen, Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Summary:

Eliza Woodhouse has everything a girl could want: a delightful little beachside flower shop, a loving family, and the best friend a girl could ask for. And while she suffers a chronic lack of romance in her own life, the bohemian beauty is a self-proclaimed matchmaker extraordinaire, as evidenced by her recent successes. Having found a fiancé for her sister and a boyfriend for her best friend, she is now taking her lovelorn new employee under her wing. Yes, life is working out quite nicely for Eliza. Until Parker Knightley walks back into her life.

After three years in Hong Kong, Parker is in town for his brother's upcoming wedding to Eliza's sister. They've all known each other their whole lives, and Eliza will never be anything but Little Liza Belle to her handsome childhood tormenter. So the fact that their siblings are getting married simply puts Parker one step closer to becoming the big brother he and Eliza have always joked about him being. But the more time they spend together, the more confused Eliza's feelings become. Because she has come to the shocking realization that the role of brother is the last role she wants Parker to play in her life.


My Review:

I really enjoyed this fun and upbeat contemporary romance! Eliza was so spunky, positive and full of life! Her personality leapt off the pages and her need to fix and help everyone was endearing. She was truly a giving person who was always thinking of others first. Parker was every girl's dream guy and Eliza seemed to be clueless to what was right in front of her face. Was he her faux brother or could she dare hope he could be something more? She was too busy trying help and fix everyone else to truly think of her own feelings.  And besides, she wasn't ever getting married...that was for her sister and her best friend.  At times I became so frustrated with Eliza, could she really be so clueless to her own feelings and those around her? But I cheered as she matured, grew and realized what she needed to do in her life. This was a fantastic read, I didn't put it down until I had read the entire thing!


Happy Reading!!!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pretty Much Perfect by Sally Johnson, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Camille Weston, a recently returned missionary, anticipates returning to college for her degree and perhaps to meet a nice guy. A sensible young woman with her future mapped out, Camille would never do something dangerous—like pick up a stranger on the side of the road. And yet, inexplicably, she does just that. This is one split-second decision that changes everything.

Determined to lend assistance, Camille gets more than she bargains for when she is roped into helping Liam, a handsome British man, with more than just a ride. As they are thrown together over the coming days and their mutual attraction grows, they realize they just . . . click. That is, until she makes a shocking discovery: the mysterious stranger is William Liam Jones, lead singer of the popular band Gear. Camille has never been one to swoon over a celebrity, and she knows her and Liam's lifestyles could never be compatible. But how can she convince her heart to listen to logic?


My Review:

Where has this book been all my life?!? It is hands down amazing and I couldn't get enough of it! Camille is a straight shooter, straight laced Mormon girl, and happens to be clueless when she stumbles upon famous rockstar Liam. It seems she is the last one to know who he actually is. And the budding attraction is too hard to ignore between the two of them. But Liam isn't a member of the church and Camille feels like they could never work....but could they? Is what is happening between them even real or is it just a fling for Liam? I absolutely devoured this book, DEVOURED it people! Johnson takes you on one heck of a ride and I was all in with my hands up in the air, enjoying every single moment! This is the book you don't want to miss out on! This is the book that will keep you up all night long and when it is over you will want to throw it (or your kindle) and demand that the author give you more because it is over!!! Buy this book, it is that simple. 


Happy Reading!!!


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Price of Jade by Liz Hastings, Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Summary:

With its lush rainforests and awe-inspiring ruins, Guatemala has always played a central role in Matt Miller's life. The stunning land where he once served as a missionary is now a vital part of his importing business, and after years of anticipating a trip to the exotic country with his wife, Cathy, and teenage daughter, Melissa, it's finally happening. But what begins as a dream vacation soon spirals out of control as the Millers face every parent's worst nightmare: their daughter has disappeared without a trace.
Every second counts as Matt and Cathy throw themselves into the most urgent search of their lives—a search that becomes frantic when a ransom note arrives. As Matt traverses dense jungle and remote villages, relying on the help of an unlikely band of Good Samaritans, it is clear that Melissa's kidnapping was far from random. There is a network of greed and deceit that runs deep, and no one can be trusted. Desperate to protect his family, each step leads Matt closer to a ruthless killer. And what he discovers points to a greater deception than he could have imagined . . .


My Review:

So in full disclosure, when I picked this book up to start reading, I wasn't quite feeling it. But it didn't take me very long before I was completely out of my own world and transported to Guatemala. Cathy and Melissa were on a once in a lifetime trip and were missing their husband and father, Matt. While they were there the unthinkable happens and Melissa disappears. The action and suspense in the novel were so real my heart was pounding at times. I was trying to figure out who would do this to a teenage girl and why. Hastings did a great job of keeping me guessing until it neared the end where I figured it out. But by no means does that diminish the intensity and heart stopping moments of this book! There are so many elements and layers to this story which make it so fantastic. Faith, fear, prayer, redemption, loyalty and forgiveness to just name some. This book is a wonderful read that kept me engaged and I look forward to reading more from Hastings in the future!


Happy Reading!!!

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