Thursday, December 17, 2020

Fake Boyfriend Wanted by Sarah Pointe, New Release!

 



Book Summary:

“Now accepting applications for a fake boyfriend who will go on cute holiday dates with me.”
Famous last words. Or maybe they would end up being the beginning.

When your best friend hacks into your Instagram and posts a call for applications for a fake boyfriend, do you leave it up or delete and hide forever?

I couldn't decide. Then my old crush called me. My new crush asked me out. My messages filled up with guys wanting to be my fake boyfriend. What would you have done?

If you enjoy second chance sweet teen romances with heart warming family issues and a side order of fake dates, this is your book. Get your copy now. Look for other titles from this author coming soon.


My Review:

Fake Boyfriend Wanted was a fun and easy YA read! I love that it is clean, so if you are worried about what your teenager reads, it is all above board. Ava's story was a great emotional teenage ride! I mean, you cannot make up your best friend posting on your own Insta account that you want a fake boyfriend for the holidays! It was unbelievable! I wondered what I would have done if I were in the same situation. It was a total roller coaster ride! Watching Ava's metamorphosis was fun and seeing her come to her own realizations about life, friends, and love was a wonderful thing. If you want a fun YA read, this is the book for you! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Happy Reading!!!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Duke Meets His Match by Karen Tuft, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

 



Book Summary:

At thirty years of age, Susan Jennings has long been considered a spinster. Exceptionally intelligent, she has little tolerance for London and the dreaded Season—if that’s how one is expected to find love, it’s not for her. But when an invitation arrives that cannot be ignored, Susan leaves her comfortable life in the country and enters the fashion and frivolity she most despises. She quickly discovers, however, that there is more to loathe in London—and his name is George Kendall.

George, Duke of Aylesham, has learned to keep his distance from cloying females chasing the title of duchess. Susan Jennings, however, proves an entirely different challenge—a woman who has pushed him to the limit of his patience with their every encounter. But their simmering hostility is disrupted by a thoughtless slip-up: to avoid a marriage of political strategy, George claims he is already betrothed. And when pressed for the name of the lucky woman, only one name comes to mind: Susan’s. Their forced betrothal proves advantageous, but when their verbal sparring must change in order to be convincing, the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred by something neither expected: love.


My Review:

This book was amazing and fun! Tuft beautifully weaves together a world of two very different people. I loved how she alternated between both characters' point of view. Susan is intelligent and witty, out to impress no one as she considers herself too old to marry. Her quick wit left a lasting impression and sparks and fire flew between her and Aylesham. Sometimes it was hard to tell if it was romantic sparks or fiery darts of anger! I could not believe the scrape Aylesham put them both into and I wasn't sure how in the world he could convince Susan to go along with his plan. I cannot forget Lady Walmsley, she must be mentioned, she is one of the best characters quite literally! The Duke Meets His Match is definitely a must read for regency era fans! 


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Source: Publisher for review

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Friday, December 11, 2020

The Captain's Christmas Promise by Julie Coulter Bellon, Book Review

 


Book Summary:

A Christmas they won't forget . . .

After spending every waking moment hunting the world’s most wanted terrorist, Colt Mitchell and Brenna Wilson decide to take a break and go home for the Christmas holidays. The minute they touch down on Canadian soil, however, they are pulled into an international conspiracy that would leave the son of a Kuwaiti diplomat dead. Colt and Brenna finally locate the target, but a contract killer is hot on their trail. Retreating to the Canadian wilderness to keep everyone safe, they'll need all their skills---and maybe a Christmas miracle---to make it out alive.


My Review:

I really loved this fast-paced novella about Colt and Brenna's trip home for Christmas. It was everything I love from Bellon's writing, action-packed, unexpected turns, and a little bit of romance sprinkled in. My one and only complaint is that it ended way too soon...I want more! If you like action/suspense books, then this Christmas novella is just the gift to give yourself!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Source: Author for review

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!



Book Summary:

At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in the French countryside of Provence.

Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete.



My Review:

I loved the Orient Express but what I loved more was Julia, Luc, the Riv, and the goats! I wasn't sure what was going to happen to Julia once she got off the train in the middle of nowhere. But her adventure started off with a bang and some rain. I fell in love with the countryside of France, the simplicity of life, and the down to earth goodness of Luc. I loved how Julia kept getting herself into scrapes and it made me laugh out loud and smile at the authentic feeling of her character. The entire goat escapade was my favorite. Wrong Train to Paris made me laugh, smile, and swoon all in one book! It is easy to read and was just the right pick me up romance that I needed.


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace DVD, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

 



 
Movie Synopsis
Second chances start when a hardened criminal crosses paths with a precocious little girl who is helped by an angel to change hearts during the holiday season. 

Link to Purchase DVD
LUCYSHIMMERS & THE PRINCE OF PEACE will be released on Amazon Prime on Black Friday, November 27 and then on Living Scriptures on Friday, December 4. 

Movie Trailer


My Review:

I loved the sweet and pure spirit that Lucy embodies in this movie. Everyone who watches will love Lucy and feel of her sweetness and goodness. This story is emotional and gripping, it tugs on all of the heartstrings. From angels, to criminals, to second chances, Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace is one story you will not forget.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Bound in the Shallows by Stephanie Black, Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Summary:

It’s the week before her wedding, and Natalie Marsh
doesn’t have a moment to spare. But when a potential
donor requests a meeting regarding Natalie’s mental
health clinic, the soon-to-be-bride makes time for the
conversation—especially since that donor is tied to a
tragedy in the life of Natalie’s fiancé, Gideon: eight years
ago, Gideon’s roommate Travis died of a drug overdose.

Now Travis’s mother wants to honor his memory by
helping others avoid the same fate. It is a noble request
that soon turns into a nightmare.
As wedding celebrations ensue, old friends renew
acquaintances. But what begins as a party of wedding
guests becomes a cast of suspects when the discovery of
a bloodstained knife puts them all under the spotlight.
Things are taking a deadly turn, leading Natalie and
Gideon to a horrifying realization: all those years ago,
Travis didn’t overdose—he was murdered. And his killer
is willing to take deadly action to silence anyone who
suspects the truth.


My Review:

Black has done it again and whisked me away into Natalie's world! She always seems to be involved in some type of dangerous situations. Full of suspense and danger, I was on the edge of my seat the entire book! Black writes a masterful suspense and mystery story, as a reader I had no idea who was the enemy until it was revealed. Expertly told and skillfully written, Bound in the Shallows is a must-read!


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, November 20, 2020

A Revolution of Hearts by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!

 



Book Summary:

Secrets, spies, and hidden love. Which will strike first?

Born to a life of wealth and status, Mademoiselle Dacia de Prideux is every inch the glittering aristocrat. However, her brother, Marcel, is an outspoken political activist, and with the country on the verge of the French Revolution, he has made dangerous enemies—one of whom takes Marcel’s life. When Dacia is accused of the unthinkable crime, she finds refuge with her dear friend Marguerite St. Just, who believes there is one man with the means to help: the wealthy fop, Sir Percy Blakeney.
Intent on rescuing people from perilous circumstances, Richard Harris, wealthy English landowner and member of Sir Percy’s league of gentleman heroes, has been assigned to protect Dacia. Hiding her in plain sight and masquerading her as a housemaid at his estate, Richard soon comes to trust the beautiful woman under his protection, and their feelings for each other grow stronger each day. But Marcel’s murderer will never stop pursuing Dacia, and she will need both her cunning and Richard’s connection to the legendary Scarlet Pimpernel to survive.


My Review:

I loved this book so much. Honestly it took me by complete surprise! It was intense with emotion and suspense. Dacia was a character I grew to love and cheer for as she fought with everything within her to escape from the man who murdered her brother. Her tenacity and endurance were a testament to her grit and determination as a woman on the run. I enjoyed seeing her perspective shift and change as the book progressed. A Revolution of Hearts was intense, emotional, and full of looming danger. As a reader I could picture myself in Dacia’s situation and it had my heart pounding!  I highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction and suspense novels! I received  a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Check out this excerpt from the book:

Paris

April 20, 1789

 

Soon will meet with the love of my life, Dacia de Prideaux thought

as their driver stopped the carriage in front of Paris’s celebrated theater,

la Comédie-Française. Marcel, Dacia de Prideaux’s brother, cracked open

the carriage door. Cold wind gusted inside against the carriage’s back wall

even as rain plastered it from the outside. Dacia hunched her shoulders,

shielding herself from the cold, and touched her hairline at the base of her

neck. So far, her pouf hairstyle—including the glass star-shaped jewels her

lady’s maid had added to represent what she had called un beau ciel blond,

a lovely blond sky—had withstood the weather.

“I fear even the umbrella will do us little good in this weather,” Marcel

said. “We must rush for the entrance.”

Dacia hugged Sunna, her pet bichon, against her chest and scooted to

the edge of her seat.

“Or perhaps, Sister,” Marcel continued, “you would prefer we forgo

our evening with Romeo and Juliet? You might wish to spend the whole

of it in front of the fireplace, wrapped in a blanket and”—he smirked—

“reading one of my latest manuscripts.”

“Your teasing will get you nowhere. You know very well I would not

forgo this evening for anything, especially not for one of your philosophies

on the proper use of political power. King Louis is the monarch, and that

is that.”

Marcel, still smirking, stepped outside. He pointed his umbrella toward

the wind and helped Dacia from the carriage. The two then hurried alongside

several other patrons over the wet cobblestone road and up the theater’s

staircase. They passed the line of uniformed guards, who with their rifles

propped over their shoulders, stood between the theater’s pillars and arched

doorways, warning all by their very presence that while some jeers and shouts

at the actors might be tolerated, on all accounts order would be maintained.

If only such measures actually worked.

Dacia and Marcel entered the theater’s vestibule and moved to the tall

round pillar closest to the wide staircase. After ascertaining Sunna, still cradled

in her arms, was none the worse for the rain, Dacia scanned the crowd. She

focused more on the stiff-fitted frock coats than the shimmering silks.

“You are certain our box is close to Noah’s?” she asked.

“Our box is as close to the de Lévis’s as I could procure without revealing

your purpose. Now, calm yourself, Sister. I am sure that no matter where

we are, you and your betrothed will find one another.”

“Hush.” She glanced at the men and women on either side of them.

“Noah and I are not engaged.”

“A fact time will very soon correct.”

“Monsieur de Prideaux?” a man’s voice said. “It is you, is it not?”

Both Dacia and Marcel turned to the squat man behind them. By the

looks of his gray coat and simple powdered wig, he was very likely in trade—

doing well, if the cut of his coat spoke the truth of the matter, but still in trade.

“I am Monsieur de Prideaux,” Marcel said. “What can I do for you,

monsieur?”

“Oh my. Nothing. Nothing at all. I only wanted to congratulate you on

your last essay on man’s right for happiness. Not many men would dare refer

to the corruption within our justice system or announce so publicly that the

peasants’ sons should not be forced into military service while the bourgeoisie’s

sons are not”—he lowered his voice—“though, many of us do say it in private.”

Not that again. Dacia frowned as several more men and just as many

women gathered round her brother. Next, they would be blaming the aristocracy

for the bread riots, as if it was their fault the weather had destroyed

France’s crops. Could they help what God decreed? At any rate, that fact

alone was proof enough the plebeians did not have enough sense to rule

themselves, much less all of France.

A masked Harlequin—one of the actors, no doubt—dressed in a

patterned costume of red, white, and black diamonds approached Marcel

and handed him a triple-folded note.

 

Marcel finished speaking with his latest admirer and read the note’s

contents. He handed the Harlequin a coin. “Tell the sender I am most

happy to meet with him after the performance.”

“Very good, monsieur.”

“On second thought . . .”

“Oui, monsieur?”

“Tell Monsieur Robespierre he may share our box this evening, if it

would please him to do so.” Marcel slipped the note inside his coat pocket

and told the man the location of their box on the second floor.

“Morbleu, Marcel,” Dacia said when the Harlequin had disappeared in

the crowd. “The two of you will be talking so much, you will forget all about

why we are here. You know how important this evening is to me.”

“Robespierre’s presence will not spoil your surprise. Truly, Sister, after

having been so many years away at school, de Lévis will certainly be anxious

to see you again.”

“That is the trouble. It has been years. What if he has forgotten me?”

“Do be serious. Surely his letters have left you no room for doubt on

that score.”

“You are right.” Dacia smiled, but inside her thoughts hitched. Was

Marcel right? The last letter she had received from Noah had arrived two

months ago. She had told herself he had not corresponded more because he

was busy finishing his school responsibilities and making arrangements for

his travel home; but after the first month had passed with no communication,

her certainty of his love for her had fallen prey to doubt, ridiculous though

it was.

Another of Marcel’s admirers approached, and Dacia stepped slightly

back from her brother. She rubbed Sunna’s neck, a little too anxiously, she suspected,

and again searched the crowd. No Noah. Her sources had been correct,

had they not, in saying Noah would be there that night? Or . . . maybe . . . had

he in fact heard she too would be at the theater and had wished to avoid seeing

her? By all reports, he had been home for a week. Surely, with an entire week

at his disposal, he could have found time to see her. They had been inseparable

in the weeks before he had left. And she simply could not have misunderstood

the note, consisting only of two hand-drawn lovebirds, that he had given her

their last evening together. Noah, Noah . . . where are you?

 

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Santa Box Movie, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

 


Locally Produced THE SANTA BOX Announces Big Screen Release Date

-Film version opens Friday, November 6 -

 

Salt Lake City – Writer, Director and Producer Spanky Dustin Ward in partnership with Covenant Communications and Excel Entertainment announced today that he new film, THE SANTA BOX, will open in local Megaplex Theatres on Friday, November 6. Covenant Communications served as the production company with Ron Brough as executive producer, and Excel Entertainment is distributing the film in theaters.

Ward had been working on the idea and screenplay for the film over the past couple of years, but it was earlier this summer that the actual production shifted into high gear. “We shot the film in early August at several locations along the Wasatch Front,” said Ward. “And that was after only about three weeks of pre-production time, including casting and rehearsals! But everything fell perfectly into place to get THE SANTA BOX produced in time to release it for this Holiday season.” 

THE SANTA BOX tells the story of teenager Kallie Watts. For the past five years, Christmas has spelled disaster for her and her family. When a fire leaves Kallie and her widowed mother homeless just before the holidays, there’s only one conclusion: Kallie is cursed by Christmas. When Kallie and her mother relocate to a small California town, Kallie is confronted by her worst nightmare come true: a town overflowing with holiday decorations and Christmas cheer. Kallie’s life is soon changed forever by the gift of a Santa box. When she lifts the lid, she rediscovers the magic and true meaning of Christmas.

THE SANTA BOX features mostly local talent, including Shawn Stevens as Otto, and newcomer Cami Carver as Kallie. “Playing Otto was something completely new for me, but it was a role I wanted so much,” said Stevens. “The Otto character is an 85-year-old German immigrant, and naturally, Spanky originally wanted to cast an actor who was around that age. But, luckily for me, with the help of an amazing makeup artist, Vanae Morris, I was able to convince Spanky that I could pull-off a great performance of an old German man. And the character was an absolute joy to play.”

“For the role of Kallie, we auditioned dozens of young actresses and Cami originally auditioned for a different role, but she absolutely knocked our socks off!” proclaimed Ward. “We instantly knew she was our Kallie.”

In addition to the two leads, THE SANTA BOX features 20-plus major characters and dozens of extras. “Filming during this crazy time brought some unique challenges, but we acclimated to it very quickly,” said Ward. “Everyone on the production team strictly adhered to safe production guidelines implemented by the health officers we had on set. Thanks to those practices, everyone in the cast and crew stayed healthy and the production went off without a hitch.”

For more information on THE SANTA BOX, visit its IMDB page at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12065192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 


My Review:


It is no secret that I love Christmas movies, I can watch them year round. I consider myself a Christmas movie junkie, I have seen so many. That said, The Santa Box is hands down one of the most heartfelt and emotional stories I have seen in years. The message that The Santa Box shares is one that everyone needs, especially right now. That it is better to love than to hold a grudge and to forgive is one of the best gifts you can give to not only another person, but to yourself. This is a must watch movie for the season! Otto is the neighbor we all want, the person we all want to be like. I loved his friendship with Kallie and how she grew by learning from him. A powerful message of love, forgiveness, and giving, The Santa Box is a story for all ages.


Check out the movie trailer here.


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Monday, November 9, 2020

A Christmas Waltz by Josi Kilpack, Book Review



Book Summary:

One dance, once a year.

This defines Marta and David’s friendship from the moment they first meet at the Yuletide Ball. Now, dancing the annual Christmas Waltz is a tradition between the pair in which they agree to tell each other the truth about their lives. Over the years that follow, their lives take different directions, wrong turns, and heartbreaking spirals, but they never miss their chance to reconnect and encourage one another to live their best lives, even if they can’t live them side by side.

Other books by Josi S. Kilpack
A Country Christmas
Autumn Masquerade
A Heart Revealed
Forever and Forever
Promises and Primroses
Daisies and Devotion
Rakes and Roses


My Review:

This Christmas novella is so different from any other I have ever read. Kilpack writes a story of love that takes a different path, a love that is not the way you would envision. I loved that the story was written from alternating perspectives', Marta's and David's. It helped me to understand both people and what they were thinking. Every year they danced the Christmas waltz and it was the most romantic and sweetest thing. Their friendship was forged through a single dance at a yearly ball. Kilpack delivers the unexpected, the unforeseen romance, the impossible love. I read it all easily and I find myself contemplating on it hours after I have finished. This is a Christmas love story like no other!


Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Source: Publisher for review

Thursday, November 5, 2020

His Unexpected Heiress (Entangled Inheiritance) by Sally Britton, Book Review

 


Book Summary:


An unexpected fortune falls into a tradeswoman’s lap, a gentleman insists it rightfully belongs to him, will falling in love make matters better or worse?

A third son to an earl, Adam Gillensford knows his only hope of an inheritance is through his great uncle. But when the Will is read, Adam learns most of the wealth has been left to a complete stranger, and a seamstress at that. If he hopes to salvage any kind of funds for himself, he has two choices: adhere to his late uncle’s wishes and assist the new heiress in finding her way, or sabotage her so the courts will find her unfit to inherit. Deciding his course would be easier if the heiress wasn’t so enchanting. 

Elaine Chapple, a woman in trade, is rather used to being seen as unusual. But running her own dress shop is far different from discovering a man she barely knew left his entire estate in her care. As unexpected as the fortune is, the help of the gentleman attached to it is even more perplexing. Does Mr. Gillensford mean to make her a success, or a fool? 

With a greedy family urging Adam to act for his own good, and Elaine’s difficulty in adapting to her new life, only love could possibly untangle this mess.


His Unexpected Heiress is part of the ENTANGLED INHERITANCE series, a set of stand-alone regency-romance novels. Look for the complete collection of stories by these incredible authors:

A Provision for Love by Heather Chapman (June)

His Unexpected Heiress by Sally Britton (July)

The Rivals of Rosennor Hall by Rebecca Connolly (August)

An Unwelcome Suitor by Ashtyn Newbold (September)


My Review:

Elaine's story was easy to read and I enjoyed it immensely! I loved her kindness, fortitude, and giving nature. She was strong in the face of challenges but it was her overall goodness that stuck with me. I wasn't sure how everything would work out with Mr. Gillenford's family, they seemed so cruel and selfish. But I was rooting for Adam the entire time! This story truly made me want to be a better person; more patient and kind, even when facing adversity. I haven't read any other books in this series but this is completely fine as a stand alone, I didn't feel lost in any way. Britton has become one of my new go-to authors. I love the way she writes story and how her characters feel real.

Happy Reading!!!

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Monday, November 2, 2020

The Gentleman and the Thief (Gents #2) by Sarah M. Eden, Blog Tour

 



Synopsis:

 

A gentleman scribes penny dreadful novels by night and falls in love with a woman who is a music teacher by day—and a thief at night.

LONDON 1865

From the moment Hollis Darby meets Ana Newport, he’s smitten. Even though he’s from a wealthy, established family and she isn’t, he wishes he could have a life with her by his side. But Hollis has a secret: the deep coffers that have kept his family afloat for generations are bare, so he supports himself by writing penny dreadfuls under a pseudonym. If not for the income from his novels, he would be broke.

Ana Newport also has a secret. Though she once had a place in society thanks to her father’s successful business, bankruptcy and scandal reduced his fortune to nothing more than a crumbling town house. So Ana teaches music during the day, and at night she assumes the identity of the “Phantom Fox.” She breaks into the homes of the wealthy to reclaim trinkets and treasures she feels were unjustly stolen from her family when they were struggling.

When Hollis’s brother needs to hire a music tutor for his daughter, Hollis recommends Ana, giving him a chance to spend time with her. Ana needs the income and is eager for the opportunity to get to know the enigmatic gentleman. What neither of them expects is how difficult it will be to keep their respective secrets from each other.

When a spree of robberies rocks the city, Ana and Hollis join forces to solve the crimes, discovering that working together deepens the affection between them. After all, who better to save the day than a gentleman and a thief?


About the Author:

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romances. Her previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014 Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year,” and Ashes on the Moor was a Foreword Reviews 2018 Book of the Year silver medalist for romance.

Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. Sarah is represented by Pam Pho at D4EO Literary Agency.

Visit Sarah at www.sarahmeden.com

 

For author interview requests, please contact Callie Hansen at chansen@shadowmountain.com

 

 

Advanced Praise:

 

"The real joy in Eden's follow-up to The Lady and the Highwayman (2019) is the furthering of the overarching crime story and the work of the Dread Penny Society as Hollis and Ana pursue a chaste romance. Eden excels at exploring the realities of Victorian life and class differences. Once again, chapters of penny dreadfuls written by the characters are interspersed throughout, with Hollis' story about a school for ghosts offering particular delight. Fans of Eden's smart series will be thrilled and impatient for the next installment."

-Booklist, starred review

"Gentility wears a burglar’s mask in The Gentleman and the Thief, a proper romance set in the criminal underworld of Victorian London. Charming, suggestive, and featuring rich historical details, The Gentleman and the Thief has the elements of a gritty, juicy penny dreadful."

-Foreword Reviews

 

 

Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCMtywcH-GU

 

 

 My Review:

Eden has written a delightful second installment in the Gents series! Hollis and Ana are endearing characters and I loved following their adventures. I am amazed at how easily she writes a story and puts two penny dreadful stories along with it, all in one book. Eden has a knack for telling an adventurous yet romantic story. Full of dashing heroes, daring adventures, and witty banter, you will not be able to stop reading it once you start!


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, October 30, 2020

On The Run (A Guardian Novel) by Traci Hunter Abramson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!





Book Summary:

As one of the top investigative journalists in the nation, Elle Jameson has a knack for uncovering the truth. So when a promising lead points to corruption on a German military base, Elle anticipates a straightforward assignment. But then she stumbles upon a deadly conspiracy beyond anything she’s faced before, and her scrutiny does not go unnoticed. She knows too much, and she can’t be allowed to live. With no idea where to turn for help, she does the only thing she can: she runs.

The guardians, an elite team of undercover agents, have one job: safeguard those under their protection. As a new guardian, Nolan has just received his first solo assignment to help a young woman who just survived an assassination attempt. Within minutes of making contact with the beautiful journalist, however, their location is discovered. Thus begins a game of cat and mouse spanning the globe as the two work to stay ahead of a determined assassin. Nolan fights to buy Elle time to complete her investigation, and what she discovers is a plot that threatens the very fabric of America. In a desperate race against evil, Nolan and Elle are the only ones who can prevent global catastrophe.


My Review:

This is nail biting suspense and you will not be able to put it down!  From the first page the intrigue and mystery began, and I had to know who was behind the theft of the drones and was so intent on killing anyone in their way. Elle was a bright and intelligent young woman who seemed to be willing to face any foe for what was right. Nolan was smart, quick, kind, and caring. He fit right in with the other Guardians. I love this series so much, it made me feel like I got an inside peek to what it would be like trying to safeguard key government secrets and people. Sit back and hold on to your seat, because this book will keep you on the edge until the very last page. Furiously fast-paced, phenomenal, and full of action, On the Run is a must read this year! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Happy Reading!!!

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Love Starts Here ( A Morgan's Grove Novel #1) by Traci Borum, Book Review

 


Book Summary:

Feeling her life is at a standstill, Jill McCallister jumps at the chance to visit Morgan’s Grove, the town founded by her great-great-great-grandfather. Eager to discover her roots and do research for a new book, she drives from Colorado to Texas, excited to meet the inhabitants of her grandfather’s legacy.

Jill immerses herself in the charming community, enjoying the residents and their quirky traditions. When she meets the mysterious Rick Wright, she almost forgets she’s sworn off men, but she’s not willing to risk getting too involved, especially since she will be returning home in a few weeks.

When the winter festival kicks into high gear, Jill and Rick are thrown together to work on a project, and sparks soon fly. Although she fights it, Jill can’t help falling hard for his soulful eyes and flirty smile. But as tempting as Rick is, he’s hiding something, and the mystery writer in Jill is determined to discover his secret.


With the clock running out on her time in Morgan’s Grove, Jill needs to decide what “home” really means to her.


My Review:

Love Starts Here is city girl meets country done best. Jill is a famous author trying to overcome writer’s block and her trip to Texas to discover her genealogy turns into more than she ever imagined. At first I thought the book may be more genealogically driven, but the home town, small town atmosphere was paramount and resonated with me. The residents of Morgan Grove felt like people I knew and friends I was making along the way with Jill. Lucille was l the grandma everyone wishes they had fro her baking to her concern for others. Bonum brings you right to the heart of a small town where everyone is treated like family. She resonates with the reader in a way only a truly well told story can do. Small town romance at its best, I highly recommend Love Starts Here! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Source: Publisher for review

Monday, October 26, 2020

Home Sweet Holiday by Michele Paige Holmes, Book Review

 


Book Summary:

Nearly four years have passed since Anna Lawrence fled her hometown the same day her best friends broke her heart and she was left at the altar. She’s hardly looked back since, while forging a new and solitary life in Seattle. When duty calls her home, she reluctantly returns to take care of the family store while her parents are away.

Eli Steiner is visiting his late great-grandfather’s estate in Holiday, Alabama, for the first and last time—to see the place he’s inherited and meet the other benefactor of his great-grandfather’s will before turning everything over to her. When the woman he meets is both the same, and very different, from the one in his grandfather’s letters, Eli’s intrigue leads him to stay longer, to uncover the mystery of Anna Lawrence and possibly heal her heart.

Holiday Harbor Series:
A Holiday Affair
Home Sweet Holiday
The Heart of Holiday


My Review:

Holmes writes a beautiful and emotional journey of love, forgiveness, and healing. I honestly cannot remember the last book that I read that put me through such a gamut of emotions. I was on the rollercoaster with Anna and I didn't know how she would come out. Between her father having cancer and facing her past where she was completely betrayed by her best friend and fiancee, how could she heal her own heart? I loved the small town of Holiday, from the people, to the store Anna's parents own, everything felt like home and love. Even everyone knowing your business as soon as it happens, Holmes details a small town perfectly. This story made me feel and truly had me thinking about Anna's story weeks after I finished it. Home Sweet Holiday had me longing for home, family, and friends. Read this book, you will be glad you did! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Otherwise Engaged by Joanna Barker, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!





 Book Summary:



She’s never been afraid of breaking the rules—until she risks breaking her heart

Constantly stifled by the rules of Society, spirited Rebecca Rowley enjoys finding ways to quietly—or not so quietly—rebel. But riding bareback and avoiding nosy neighbors are nothing compared to the thrilling secret she is keeping from her family. 
When Rebecca’s quick thinking saves the life of a young girl, she unwittingly attracts the attention of the child’s dashing brother, Lieutenant Nicholas Avery. As that attention turns flirtatious, Rebecca is forced to tell him the truth: she is secretly engaged—to the one man her family would never approve of. Fortunately, Lieutenant Avery is a navy man with no wish to marry, or so they both assume as they enter into a friendship. Rebecca hopes to change her family’s mind about her betrothed, but the more she comes to know the handsome lieutenant, the more she wonders if she promised her hand too hastily. 

After all her carefully laid plans are shattered during a family crisis, Rebecca must force her heart to decide. Should she stay true to the promise she made or fight for the future she’s only just begun to imagine?



My Review:

I was instantly pulled out of my world and into Rebecca’s and honestly, I never wanted to leave. Rebecca was such a refreshing character, she could not seem to help saying what she felt and doing what she wanted to do. I admired her tenacity and her spirit; she was going to do whatever it was she put her mind to doing! She made me smile and laugh out loud while reading. Especially the comment about the preacher!  Her interactions with Lieutenant Avery had me swooning inside! I don’t want to give anything away so I will just say, I LOVED this story. Period. If you want a fantastic story with wonderful characters, then this is that book! 

Happy Reading!!!

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Connect with Author Joanna Barker here.

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Source :  Publisher for review