Friday, January 12, 2018

Heart of the West by Carolyn Twede Frank, Blog Tour & Giveaway







Book Summary:

Independent-minded women are considered highly unsuitable in Kate Donahue’s wealthy Long Island society. Yes, Kate would lead a proper life should she marry, but her dream of practicing medicine would surely be thwarted by her domineering fiancĂ©. To follow her dream, she must take dramatic measures. So when she reads a newspaper ad seeking a qualified small-town physician, Kate embarks on a new life in the Wild West.

Upon her arrival in the rugged settlement of Craig, Colorado, Kate is disappointed to discover that even in the West, no one wants a woman doctor. As she struggles to establish her practice, she is kept busy fending off the unwanted attentions of a local rancher, a man unnervingly reminiscent of the ex-fiancĂ© she left behind in New York. Romantic entanglements are the last thing on Kate’s mind. That is, until she meets Lucas McCurdy, an Irish immigrant with whom she feels an undeniable connection. But when their relationship inflames a dangerous land battle, Kate and Lucas find themselves defenseless in a lawless town—a perilous position that may cost them everything.



My Review:

Heart of the West is a breath of fresh country air! I loved this story so much; it just sucked me in and never let me go. I found myself completely intrigued by Kate. She was this head-strong forward thinking woman for her time and a doctor as well. She was brave, bold and daring; all of the things a woman would like to be! I just could not imagine uprooting yourself from everything you have ever known and starting out in a new and rural place, completely and utterly alone. This is a wild western romance like no other and I found myself hooked until the very last page was read! I highly recommend this sweet western romance!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


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Friday, January 5, 2018

The Fisherman's Daughter by Melinda Sue Sanchez, Blog Tour





Book Summary:

Eighteen-year-old Marianna De'Angelis has grown up on her father's fishing boat off the picturesque coast of Sicily, Italy. She traverses the nearby countryside on horseback and bicycle and works alongside her mother selling fish at market. It is a simple, happy life. But when WWII erupts and the Nazis overtake the country, Marianna's peaceful world is shattered.
In the midst of chaos, Marianna encounters a handsome, young Italian soldier named Massimo Scalvone. Though she tries to keep her distance, Marianna finds herself powerfully drawn to Massimo. Yet all the while, the man she is growing to love conceals a deadly secret—a secret that ensures that in a world now ruled by politics and greed, Massimo is not free to give his heart. Devastated, Marianna immerses herself in helping her family and neighbors survive the war. But soon, merely helping is not enough, and the young woman undertakes increasingly dangerous missions for the resistance. Although Marianna and Massimo each harbor secrets, their only hope of survival is to trust each other with the truth of who they really are. 


My Review:

Okay let's be honest shall we? This book is slow paced, super slow paced. It is a good book but I continually found myself putting it down and being distracted by other more exciting things. While I enjoyed the sparks between Marianna and Massimo, once again it was just too slow moving for me personally. The time era the book is set in is World War II and there is a lot of suffering and sadness surrounding the time and described in the book itself; some may find that hard to read. This is definitely not your light and fluffy type romance. It is deeper and full of hardship. 


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Publisher for review

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

More Trouble in Loveland by Jennifer Peel, Book Review





Book Summary:


Charlee Jensen-Carter has been looking forward to her first Christmas with her new husband, Ryan, and her adorable stepson for weeks. Not only is her dad tying the knot, but she’s looking forward to two weeks of no exes, no drama, and especially no trouble. At least that’s what she thinks.

First, she gets talked into wearing red hooker heels again. Next, she finds herself trying to save her dad’s wedding. And if that isn’t bad enough, more than one ex shows up, and she's suddenly in the middle of more trouble than she ever bargained for.

Will she ever find the right moment to give Ryan the best Christmas present ever? Or will her Christmas hopes and dreams die a fiery death in this comical holiday tale?


My Review:

This is a stellar companion book to Trouble in Loveland!  All of my favorite characters (and not so favorite characters) are there and there is all kinds of chaos and family feuds going on! It is family drama times one hundred with crazy secrets and I loved it! Poor Charlee was dealt a hot mess and she played her hand beautifully! If you loved Trouble in Loveland then you absolutely HAVE to read, More Trouble in Loveland!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



Source:  Publisher/Author for review