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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Healing Hazel by Jennifer B. Moore, Blog Tour & Giveaway

 



Book Summary:

Hazel Thornton has one great ambition: to help the sick and wounded as a nurse. But that dream can never become a reality. After a devastating childhood trauma, she has spent her life battling fits of panic that make it impossible to finish her studies. Everything changes, however, when a trip to Spain takes a perilous turn that derails her plans to visit her father for Christmas and immediately plunges her into the dangers of a brutal war.

With single-minded focus, she springs into action to help her fellow travelers. To ensure their continued care, she begins work at a Spanish hospital alongside Dr. John Jackson—a man whose only emotion seems to be wariness of his new assistant. Armed with gifts of support from each of her dearest friends, a group that dubs themselves the Blue Orchid Society, Hazel embarks on a journey of hope and healing to battle the demons of her past with the help of the doctor who has captured her heart.

My Review:

Healing Hazel is the next installment in The Blue Orchid Society series and it is by far my favorite! I loved Hazel's physical and emotional journey. Moore takes the reader inside a warzone and inside the mind and heart of someone trying to heal wounds from both sides of the conflict. I loved Hazel's compassionate heart and indomitable spirit. Her willingness to put herself in difficult circumstances to help others showed her true colors. The sisterhood that Hazel and her friends shared is what every woman hopes for. Friends that support, love, and encourage you to follow your dreams and reach for the stars. A true sisterhood of friends, The Blue Orchid Society is a fountain of love and support that all readers will yearn for in their own friendships. An exceptional story of courage, strength, and love, Healing Hazel will touch your heart and spirit. I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Happy Reading!


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Healing Hazel by Jennifer B. Moore, Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway


Healing Hazel JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Healing Hazel by Jennifer Moore, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Healing Hazel Title: Healing Hazel 
Series: The Blue Orchid Society #3 
Author: Jennifer Moore 
Publisher: Covenant Communications 
Release Date: September 8, 2022 
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance / Historical / Victorian

Hazel Thornton has one great ambition: to help the sick and wounded as a nurse. But that dream can never become a reality. After a devastating childhood trauma, she has spent her life battling fits of panic that make it impossible to finish her studies. Everything changes, however, when a trip to Spain takes a perilous turn that derails her plans to visit her father for Christmas and immediately plunges her into the dangers of a brutal war.

With single-minded focus, she springs into action to help her fellow travelers. To ensure their continued care, she begins work at a Spanish hospital alongside Dr. Jim Jackson, a man whose only emotion seems to be wariness of his new assistant. Armed with gifts of support from each of her dearest friends, a group that dubs themselves the Blue Orchid Society, Hazel embarks on a journey of hope and healing to battle the demons of her past with the help of the doctor who has captured her heart.

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My Review:

Healing Hazel is the next installment in The Blue Orchid Society series and it is by far my favorite! I loved Hazel's physical and emotional journey. Moore takes the reader inside a warzone and inside the mind and heart of someone trying to heal wounds from both sides of the conflict. I loved Hazel's compassionate heart and indomitable spirit. Her willingness to put herself in difficult circumstances to help others showed her true colors. The sisterhood that Hazel and her friends shared is what every woman hopes for. Friends that support, love, and encourage you to follow your dreams and reach for the stars. A true sisterhood of friends, The Blue Orchid Society is a fountain of love and support that all readers will yearn for in their own friendships. An exceptional story of courage, strength, and love, Healing Hazel will touch your heart and spirit. I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore lives with one husband and four sons who produce heaps of laundry and laughter. She earned a BA from the University of Utah in Linguistics, which she uses mostly for Jeopardy. A reader of history and romance, she loves traveling, tall ships, scented candles, and watching cake decorating videos. When she’s not driving carpool, writing, or helping with homework, she’ll usually be found playing tennis.

Connect with Jennifer by visiting authorjmoore.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Healing Hazel, bookmark, blue orchid pin, themed stickers, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Healing Hazel JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 20, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Gift card open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Sinister Secrets by Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair Poulson, & Paige Edwards, Blog Tour & Giveaway!






Book Summary:

Prepare for heart-pounding danger in Sinister Secrets, featuring short stories of suspense from three of your favorite writers: Traci Hunter Abramson, Paige Edwards, and Clair M. Poulson. With all the thrills and chills you’ve come to expect from these best-selling authors, this must-have compilation will keep you at the edge of your seat until the very last page.

Traci Hunter Abramson: Secrets of St. Augustine

FBI Special Agent Doug Valdez is in France looking for money launderers. The last thing he expects is to find a young girl fleeing for her life or the deadly game of cat and mouse that ensues.

Paige Edwards: In Plain Sight

Jaclyn Girard was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now she’s caught in the middle of a deadly investigation. With danger mounting, she must work alongside FBI operative Cody Ackert if she hopes to survive.

Clair M. Poulson: Hounded

Recently retired Army Ranger Renn Huitt has found the perfect job. Working for Bob, a private investigator nearing retirement, should be easy. But Bob has put a lot of people behind bars—people who hold a grudge. And now they are coming for him.


My Review:

I loved these three novellas from some of my favorite suspense authors. Each story kept me on the edge of my seat and I had to finish even if it was late and I needed sleep.

Abramson’s Secrets of St. Augustine immediately peaked my interest with a potential murder plot for money. A trust fund baby and a scheme to embezzle her money had me page turning until the end. There was a ton of action and I didn’t know quite how it would end. I loved the emotional punch she packed into her novella.

Poulson’s Hounded Recently was an interesting story about a recently retired army ranger. I liked that you were constantly trying to figure out who did what, was it one person or multiple people that they were trying to track down. While I enjoyed the premise of the story, I found myself constantly rewording the sentences people would speak in the book so it was how people would actually speak. Other than that, the story was enjoyable.

Edwards’ story In Plain Sight was a nail biter! I was pulled in from the get-go and she kept me hanging on until the wild ride was over. I loved Agent Ackert and Jaclyn. They were both stubborn and headstrong. Jaclyn’s eyes was something that stuck out and made the story unique, I loved that part. But the heart stopping action is what kept me page turning. I loved this novella.

If you are an action/ suspense fan, you absolutely need to buy Sinister Secrets! 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.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

To Win a Prince by Toni Shiloh, New Release & Review!

 



Book Summary:

As a fashion aficionado and best friend of the queen of the African island country Oloro Ilé, Iris Blakely dreams of using her talent to start a business to help citizens in impoverished areas. But when she discovers that Ekon Diallo will be her business consultant, the battle between her desires and reality begins.


Ekon Diallo has lost everything: his princely title, his material possessions, his friends, and the respect of his countrymen. To pay for his actions against Oloro Ilé, he's forced to assist the charismatic Iris Blakely--but he can't allow his heart to distract him from regaining his status.

As Iris strives to get her business off the ground while keeping her heart intact, will her dreams of happily ever after survive the challenges she faces?


My Review:

To Win a Prince is the first book that I have read by Shiloh and I cannot wait to read more. I loved Iris and Bri and their friendship. There was a beautiful theme of forgiveness and worthiness that the reader will be able to connect with. I loved the emotional punch that Shiloh packs and I found myself completely entranced by Ekon’s story. And when I thought that there was nothing else that could surprise me, Shiloh would throw another curve ball. To Win a Prince is Christian fiction at its finest. I am thrilled to have found an author of Christian fiction who weaves a beautiful and heartfelt story. 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.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

A Tenuous Betrothal (Royal Regency #3) by Jennifer Geiger Johnson, Blog Tour & Giveaway

 


Book Summary:

Rhianna Davies is well-acquainted with heartache after the painful loss of her parents. At the arrival of her ghastly uncle, she is brought even lower: Rhi has been banished from her family’s estate home and must rely on the kindness of her tightly knit Welsh miners for help. Without the protective love of her parents, Rhi has no illusions that hers will be a happy ending—until an addendum to her father’s will arrives in the hands of a prince.

Marc Wilhelm, Prince of Oldenburg, is in Wales with one purpose: to claim his betrothed. A long-ago promise between their fathers forges an indelible link betweenRhi and Marc, but there remains just one problem: neither wants to marry a stranger. With no remaining ties to Wales, Rhi agrees to accompany Marc to Oldenburg, where he will forfeit their betrothal so she may have her pick of husbands. But their journey takes them down unexpected paths, from the depths of a Welsh mine to the marriage mart of London to a warm reception in Oldenburg. Rhi and Marc discover that their connection and their challenges run deeper than either anticipated, but whether from their own hesitations or from danger that threatens without, the couple might be thwarted before they can even begin the happily ever after they so richly deserve.


My Review:


Johnson has done it again! This newest installment in the Royal Regency series was one I could not seem to put down. I was immediately intrigued by Rhi and her story. She had lost her entire family and was left with this horrid uncle who treated her like an outcast. She had such a fire and drive to be true to herself and to help people. Marc was so handsome and a dashing dream of a prince come true! But his sense of what was right was keeping him from Rhi and it was driving me crazy! Seriously I was internally yelling at him to get a clue! (Come on Marc, I know you can do it!) The emotional journey kept me on my toes and I loved the entire ride. If you are a regency or royalty fan, A Tenuous Betrothal is a must read! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Happy Reading!!!

 

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Critical Alliance (Rocky Mountain Courage #3) by Elizabeth Goddard, Book Review




 Book Summary:

Mackenzie Hanson's special set of skills opened the door to a successful career as a professor of cybersecurity at a Michigan university, allowing her to put her criminal past behind her. But when a long-ago partner in crime delivers a cryptic message about her father's tech company being under cyberattack, she heads for Montana to secure exposed assets, close security breaches, and hopefully save lives.

Diplomatic Security Services special agent Alex Knight is back home in Montana to decompress from a mission gone wrong. But even as he's trying to relax, he's drawn into another mystery, complete with suspicious deaths, lethal threats, and whispers of espionage that all have one thing in common--a beautiful cybersecurity expert with a dark past.

When the situation turns deadly, Alex and Mackenzie will have to work together to find the answers they need--before someone silences Mackenzie for good.

USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard weaves a tangled web of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping romance in this fast-paced conclusion to her Rocky Mountain Courage series.
 


My Review:

Goddard has the suspense flying off the pages in Critical Alliance! She easily builds a realistic world and draws the reader in to where they become a part of the book. I felt like I was there watching everything unfold. I could see Mackenzie and Alex trying to figure out who was behind these mysterious threats. Too many things happened for it to be a coincidence and I found myself wondering if they would ever solve the mystery. Goddard had me questioning everyone, no one was safe from being a suspect! She had me guessing until the very end. She easily incorporated turning to God in difficult times and relying on faith and hope. Fans of romantic suspense novels will love Critical Alliance, this is a must read! 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.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

The Dreaming Beauty by Anneka R. Walker, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

 






Book Summary:

Once upon a dream, two cursed people fell in love . . .

Tansy White doesn’t want to end up alone like her three aunts who raised her, but when she is betrayed by her would-be betrothed, she fears she might never change her fate. At her aunts’ suggestion, she seizes the chance to visit Rose Cottage, the country home of her late mother. For years, dreams of the cottage have haunted Tansy, and she is convinced it holds the answer to her hidden past. But after getting caught in a terrible storm, she meets a man who is just as determined as she is to learn all her secrets.

Marcus Taylor, brother to the Duke of Westmorland, is also troubled by vivid dreams. On a sleepless night, as a tempest rages outside his brother’s estate, he makes a discovery far more mysterious than any dream: a young woman, cold as ice, lies unconscious in the library, and he is sure she is the key to solving his problems. When she wakes, what begins as a shared quest for information turns into an unexpected friendship. As they piece together the fragments of their pasts, they discover a tangled web of lies, and their feelings for each other become just as entwined. But is their love as strong as their dreams . . . or their fate?


My Review:

Walker swept me away into a regency romance fairy tale that I could not put down. I loved Tansy and her eccentric aunts. Her aunts were all unique characters, I could picture each one in my mind.  I loved their quirks and their fierce loyalty to their family and especially to Tansy. Marcus was such a thoughtful and sweet guy. I was cheering him on and hoping he wouldn’t be totally clueless! The dreams that Tansy and Marcus had were an intriguing part of the story and they kept me guessing the whole way. The entire mystery of them kept me page turning. Walker really knows how to keep the reader intrigued and wondering the entire time. Her writing is magical and you become lost in the story. The curveball at the end was a total bombshell! You need to run and buy a copy of this book! It is worth every penny! If you love fairy tales or regency or just good writing, then this is book you need to read! 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.

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