Litfuse Presents Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney

Litfuse Presents Two Roads Home

by Deborah Raney

Two Roads HomeTwo Roads Home (Abingdon Press, June 2015)

What if it’s too late for dreams to come true?

Minor-but-nagging setbacks continue to sour Grant and Audrey Whitman’s initiation into the world of innkeeping, but larger challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans’ son-in-law, Jesse. Jesse Pennington’s friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless—and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other. Instead, too many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk.

With their life in disarray, God is tugging at their hearts to pursue other dreams. Can Corinne and Jesse pick up the pieces of what was once a wonderful life before it all crumbles beneath them?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This was another really good read from Deborah Raney. After reading book 1 in this series, I was anxious to read this one, and it sure didn’t disappoint! This story focused on Jesse and Corinne and their ups and downs with life. Jesse seems to be feeling trapped into his job in order to afford the huge house and expensive lifestyle that his wife Corinne so wants. It is when Jesse’s overly friendly personality lands him into a scam at the office with a fellow female worker that everything comes to surface.

For some reason, I just didn’t like Corinne. Her high and mighty attitude and expensive lifestyle just didn’t sit well with me. Some of the remarks she made were really selfish, one being that living in a 1600 or 1800 or so square feet house, she thinks that is like living in poverty. I guess living in a house small than that all of my life just hit the wrong bell with me. She finally gets better, but I wonder what she will be like in the next book. Don’t take me wrong, I loved the story, the details of the close family life, just the one character that irked me! It was fun to continue the story of the Whitman family. I really love and associate with the older Whitmans, as the family is now grown and on their own. And I am look forward to book three in this series! Wonder what Ms. Raney will have for us next

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Revell Publishers presents….The Innocent by Ann H. Gabhart

The Innocent by Ann H. Gabhart
She longs for peace–for her land and her heart–but can it truly be found at Harmony Hill?Carlyn Kearney has spent two lonely years not knowing whether to mourn or to hope after she receives word from the Union Army that her husband is missing. When the war ends without further word, Carlyn finds herself penniless, in debt, and forced from her home. With nowhere else to go, she seeks refuge at the Shaker village of Harmony Hill.The Shakers profess peace through simple living, but to Carlyn, the Shaker life seems anything but simple. When mysterious deaths disturb the peace of the village, Carlyn falls under intense scrutiny. Can a kind sheriff help her expose the true culprit?

Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart invites fans back to Harmony Hill for a story laced with intrigue, romance, and heart.

The Innocent is another well-crafted tale from the pen of Ann H. Gabhart. With characters that will steal your heart, Gabhart introduces a desperate young heroine who seeks safety among the Shakers during the post-Civil War era and a sheriff determined to come to her aid. A rich and rewarding read you won’t want to miss!”Judith Miller, award-winning author of Refined by Love series

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels–The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted–as well as Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, Love Comes Home, Words Spoken True, and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Learn more at http://www.annhgabhart.com.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

After hearing that her husband was missing in action, Carlyn Kearney had no where to turn but to the Shaker community for help. Her house was being taken away because of non payment, she had no idea when here husband would be home, or if he would. But in the shaker community, Carlyn finds out that things are not just as they seem in this community of people who are bound to their belief’s.

Every time I read about the Shaker’s, I find it hard to believe that people would actually believe as they do. But in Carlyn’s case in this story, I can understand why she would turn to this group of people. She had no choice. She had no one, no money, and no way to make any money to pay for her land, and upkeep her house. Or for that matter, to feed herself. She did go in with the right attitude though, only going through the motions of their belief’s. Sounds just like something I would do in that situation.

This is a really wonderful read. Ann Gabhart is a master storyteller and her books are full of interesting characters, storylines and detailed information. Just as it is in The Innocent. As I was reading this story, I felt like the characters were so real, I would get aggravated at some, cry at times, feel the tensions as the scenes unfolded, and laughed at times as the details were so vivid and real. And no one writes about the Shakers like Ann Gabhart. She knows their ways and knows how to write them in a story that makes it happen! I don’t want to say a lot more about the storyline, because it will give too much info, and ruin it for you. Just know that this is a book that you don’t want to miss!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Her Brother’s Keeper by By Beth Wiseman from Thomas Nelson

Her Brother’s Keeper

by By Beth Wiseman

An Amish Secrets Novel (Book 1)

Her Brothers Keeper

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Charlotte came to Amish country to find answers. What she never expected to find was peace.

Charlotte Dolinsky is not above playing dress-up and telling a few lies to find out what happened to her only brother. In fact, that is exactly what she’s come to Lancaster County to do. Now, calling herself Mary and slipping on a kapp, Charlotte will lie her way into the confidence of anyone who knows why Ethan had to die. Unless she gets found out first.

But when Charlotte befriends a quiet Amish man named Isaac Miller, she begins to rethink her motives. And with a little help from a friend back home, Charlotte might find out that love comes packaged in ways she couldn’t have foreseen.

Isaac’s been caring for his cancer-stricken father and sympathizing with his frustrated mother for three difficult years. And that means he hasn’t been dating. He believes Hannah King is the woman for him, but Hannah is still grieving the loss of her fiancé, and Isaac has all he can handle on the farm. When Hannah’s family plays host to a woman named Mary, their new cousin shakes things up for all of them.

As Charlotte digs deeper into the mystery of Ethan’s death, she finds more than she’d bargained for in the community he once called home. But will she ever learn the truth? And what will the community—and her new family—do if they learn the truth about her?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Ethan Dolinsky’s roofing job in Lancaster County, Pa ended up changing his life, and lifestyle when he fell in love and converted to the Amish faith. But when Ethan ended up hanging himself, his sister Charlotte decides to fake being an Amish to try to find out what happened to him. But as one lie leads to another, Charlotte finds herself in some compromising situations as time goes on. Will she find the answers she is looking for? And what will happen when secrets about Charlotte come to surface? Find out in this amazing new book by author Beth Wiseman.

If the book is written by Beth Wiseman, then I know its going to be a keeper! I love anything this wonderful author writes! This story is different than most of your typical Amish stories. With Ethan converting to Amish, then the hanging, and Charlotte deceiving the Amish community by posing as one of their own, this book is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! I grew to love the characters early in the book, and really felt for them because they were all grieving the loss of their loved one. There is a lot of tensions floating around in this story, and I like the way Ms. Wiseman handles the touchy situations. And I also love the way she keeps the plot exciting and interesting, keeping me interesting enough to read most of the book before putting it down! I love this story, and look forward to book two in this series!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth’s The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: http://www.bethwiseman.com Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman

The Curiosity Keeper by By Sarah E. Ladd

The Curiosity Keeper by By Sarah E. Ladd

Series: A Treasures of Surrey Novel

The Curiosity Keeper

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Born into two different classes, James and Camille shouldn’t even know each other. But when the pursuit of a missing ruby brings them together, much more than a mere acquaintance is ignited.

The daughter of a curiosity shop owner, Camille would never be considered a lady. Nor does she want to be. With a fiery personality, she dreams of adventures far beyond the walls of her family’s modest business. But when her father thrusts a mysterious box into her hands and disappears, her whole world-dreams and all-shifts.

James is an apothecary, tending to the health needs of the town of Bentworth. His father, a well-known explorer and collector, is quite wealthy from the spoils of his adventures until one risky gamble and a stolen gem leave him on the edge of ruin. Seeking his father’s approval, James picks up the hunt for the stolen ruby, leading him to the door of Camille’s curiosity shop.

With both of their lives in danger as the ruby remains at large, James squires Camille away to the Bentworth School, believing that would be the last place her pursuers would look for her. They both find their hearts and dreams heading in a new direction, but before they are free to embrace their future they must solve the mystery looming around them. The more they uncover, however, the harder it becomes to know whom to trust. And they begin to realize that recovering the ruby may require a great sacrifice: their newfound love and maybe even their lives.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Two very different people, and a dangerous ruby? That’s what this story is about. Daughter of a shop keeper,  Camille is searching for her own lot in life. And the son of a very wealthy,  well-known explorer and collector, Jonathan is settle in his fathers wealth, even though he is the second son.  But his life changes when the hunt for a special ruby leads him to Camille’s family shop. Who will finally uncover this expensive, dangerous jewel?

Author Sarah Ladd takes us on an exciting and dangerous journey through the streets of historical London in her new book, The Curiosity Keeper. And Curiosity it is as I read this really good book! The characters will weave their way into your hearts, and the sights and sounds of London are so expertly detailed that you will find yourselves wondering if you are there! I love the tension in the scenes, because it made me keep turning the pages. The intensity and suspense that takes place makes for a very enjoyable read. I highly recommend The Curiosity Keeper!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever. Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor

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