Friday, February 28, 2020

One Summer Day (Prosperity Ranch #1) by Heather B. Moore, Blog Tour


One Summer Day 


About the Book

She’s desperate to start over. He represents the past she wants to leave behind. But falling in love is never about logic.

USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Prosperity Ranch!

Macie’s divorce has left her at rock-bottom, and she uproots everything and takes her young daughter to visit Prosperity Ranch for the summer. Every kid deserves to know her grandparents, right? Macie hopes for some healing time, even if she is staying at her ex in-laws ranch. What she isn’t expecting is her ex-husband’s brother, Holt Prosper, to fit every ideal she’s ever hoped for in a man.




My Review:

Moore has written a heart-warming story that was easy to read and and pulled on my heart strings. Macie was strong, kind, and vibrant and her little girl Ruby was adorable. I think Ruby won everyone over in the book including me as the reader! Holt was what every girl dreams of; a strong, steady, and calm man who is handsome as well. Did I mention he is a cowboy? Who doesn't love a guy in a Stetson and Wranglers? I loved this story and the journey that Macie went on as she struggled to find herself and the love she needed.


Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


About the Author





Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty publications. Her historical novels and thrillers are written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.



Friday, February 21, 2020

A Stranger Watches by Kathi Oram Peterson, Book Review



Book Summary:

Something is wrong. Despite the fact that Kyra Fletcher hasn’t seen her estranged father in five years, the peculiar birthday card he sends in the mail is out of character—and alarming.
Determined to put her mind at ease and mend their relationship in person, Kyra travels to her father’s Wyoming lodge. She finds it well kept but vacant, and according to the people in town, her father has been gone for months. Kyra is certain something has happened to him and turns to local Sheriff Shane McQuire for help. As the pair works together to investigate her father’s whereabouts, Kyra finds herself becoming more and more comfortable with the town—and its sheriff. But she is unaware of one deadly detail: someone is watching her, and as she draws ever closer to the answers she seeks, that person will do anything to ensure her silence.

My Review:

Peterson immediately drew me in and held my attention captive until the very end of the book! The combination of an estranged father and daughter, mystery, danger and romance was dynamic. I felt like I was there with Kyra trying to figure out what happened to her father right alongside Shane. I could almost taste the heavenly goodness of Dove's Cafe, see Running Wolf and hear Boo barking, the story was told so well. You know a story is well told when you can picture it and still think of it when you are done. This is THAT book! If you are a fan of mystery and suspense this is the book to pick up! You will not be disappointed and you will be left guessing until the very end!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy up via Amazon.

Source:  Publisher for review

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Promised by Leah Garriott





Synopsis:

Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart.

Warwickshire, England, 1812

Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious matchmaking party intent on securing the perfect marital match: a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake Mr. Northam.

There’s only one problem. His meddling cousin, Lord Williams, won’t leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he single-handedly ruins Margaret’s chances for making a good match—to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage—to Lord Williams.

Under no condition will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the type of man she’d hoped to marry before she’d learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.


Book Review:

This has to be one of the most intriguing story lines I have read in a long time! Margaret's mindset and views were well warranted due to her experience being jilted by her former fiancee, but I could not believe she wanted not just a marriage of convenience, but marriage to a rake!!! Who wants to marry a rake? I kept thinking she was crazy wanting to marry a man she knew would just cheat on her! Yet Mr. Northam was so charming, I could see the draw to him! Then, the dynamic between Margaret and Lord Williams was palpable, and the tension, oh, I could feel it! Sparks of all kinds were flying! The journey Margaret takes was a joy to read and I highly recommend this beautifully told proper romance to any regency fan!



Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



About the Author:

Though she earned degrees in math and statistics, Leah Garriott lives for a good love story. She has resided in Hawaii and Italy, has walked the countryside of England, and owns every mainstream movie version of Pride and Prejudice. She’s currently living her own happily ever after in Utah with her husband and three kids. Leah is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

Visit the author at www.LeahGarriott.com

Advance Praise/Endorsements:

“Garriott’s impressive debut distinguishes itself with its expertly evoked Regency setting, a cast of realistically flawed yet eminently relatable characters, and a sweetly satisfying love story. Teen fans of Austen-era love stories will fall hard for this impeccably crafted romance.”
-Booklist

“Promising Regency-set debut. Vivid period details and the hero’s grand romantic efforts will please fans of historical romance.”
-Publishers Weekly

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Rebound by Sophia Summers (Northbrook Hockey Elite #3), Book Review



Book Summary:

He's all in. She's all in. Nothing stands in their way--until their families get involved. Summer Davis, small town librarian, PHD candidate, wants to fall in love. Rocco De Luca, pro hockey player, didn’t know he was looking for love until he met Summer. Now they try to navigate getting to know each other around his home game schedule with both their families vying for attention and meddling in ways only big families can. It’s a wonder they can go on a few dates at all once Summer’s brothers learn a pro hockey player is interested in their sister. But the closer they become, the harder it will be when Summer is offered the chance of a lifetime…far away from their small town in Wyoming. 



My Review:

We finally get Rocco’s story and who doesn’t love a handsome Italian hockey player? I loved his passion and good looks! Summer was sweet, smart, and down to earth. Her family was the crazy over the top and made the story even better! Anyone can relate to embarrassing siblings or parents and it made the story so much more real for me. I loved that Summer was great at ice skating, that made her connection with Rocco even better. Rebound was one of those books I devoured! It is easy to read, has a great storyline, and the sparks between the main characters were sizzling! 


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Adoring Abigail by Chalon Linton, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Captain Robert Wilkins has never aspired to grandeur. So when the returned war hero unexpectedly inherits the vast estate of Cattersley from his great-aunt, he feels woefully inadequate in his new role. Out of place in his lavish surroundings, his first glimmer of hope comes when he happens upon a lovely trespasser in his gardens.

Words have never come easily for Abigail Rutherford, and she prefers the solitude of exploring the gardens at the neighboring country estate to engaging in uncomfortable conversation. But when she unexpectedly encounters Captain Robert Wilkins in her place of solace, she is surprised at the immediate ease she feels in his presence. Soon her brightest moments are those spent with the captain. But even as their friendship grows into something more, outside forces have other plans for the two. Mr. Mead, the handsome vicar, has also taken a liking to the quiet and timid Abigail—and he will stop at nothing to ensure she becomes his wife.
 


My Review:


This is a story that needed to be told and just struck a chord with me. Linton made me feel real emotions for fictional characters created so well, I forgot they were not real people! I felt a connection to Abigail, forced into circumstances beyond her control and being criticized and shunned at every turn. Her speech impediment caused people to treat her as less than enough, and it was heartbreaking. Her positivity under the circumstances leapt off the pages and I was rooting for her the entire time. 
The gardens and grounds of Cattersly were described so well I cannot leave them out. I could picture it all in my mind. I shouldn’t say this, but I hated the vicar! He was evil and so full of hypocrisy, I wanted to punch him myself! Robert was the true gentleman and I loved his goodness and purity of heart. This is the regency novel of 2020 people, so get out there and grab your copy! Linton has hit a home run!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



Source:  Publisher for review

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