Their Ranch Reunion & The Deputy’s Holiday Family by Mindy Obenhaus

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Their Ranch Reunion

And

The Deputy’s Holiday Family

by Mindy Obenhaus

 

Their Ranch Reunion

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Single mom Carly Wagner is surprised to learn she’ll have to share ownership of the home she’s inherited with her first love—and first heartbreak—Andrew Stephens. The man who fled their tiny Western town is back and standing in the way of her dreams to expand her B and B. Now a successful businessman, Andrew has eight weeks to buy Carly out. But Carly’s too stubborn to persuade—and too beautiful to ignore. When fire ravages her inn and she and her daughter move in to their shared property, Andrew’s in over his head. Time is running out and Andrew must decide: leave and chase another deal…or stay and chase Carly’s heart.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This romance starts off not so sweet, with Carly inheriting the a House she intends to expand her bed and breakfast. But she soon runs into major problems when she realizes its a joint inheritance with her first love Andrew, who intends to fix the house up and sell it. Andrew left their little town many years ago to make a successful business of his own. How will these two headstrong people survive this issue they have to face.

I love this story and the characters had me laughing and irritated at the same time. Carly and Andrew were both stubborn, so the road to their second chance romance was pretty rocky, to say the least. The way they reacted with each other was fun and entertaining, and I loved it! It is interesting that Andrew’s grandmother left her house and property to both Andrew and Carly. It has them spending more time together, and especially with the fire that blew through, they had enough time together to really explore their feelings. Resulting in a second chance love that neither expected. The journey wasn’t an easy one to follow, but you need to read the book to discover what all happened. And I appreciate the way Mindy Obenhaus weaves the gospel and the Christian life into the lives of her characters. She does it in such a subtle way that it doesn’t stand out.

If you love a good, clean romance fiction, you don’t want to miss this one from Mindy Obenhaus! I received this book from JustReads Tours 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.

The Deputy’s Holiday Family

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A Family for Christmas

Lacie Collier is determined to give her niece, Kenzie, the best Christmas! But Lacie’s got her work cut out for her when they spend the holidays at her Christmas-averse mother’s home. With his focus on keeping his own mother’s holiday traditions alive, sheriff’s deputy Matt Stephens is surprised to see his old friend Lacie back in Ouray. He’s always regretted that their friendship became strained after he started dating her sister in high school. But it’s pure shock he experiences when he sees Kenzie, whose uncanny resemblance to Matt is undeniable. This Christmas will bring new memories for Lacie and Matt…if they can open themselves to the possibility of love.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Another awesome sweet romance from author Mindy Obenhaus! I really love this Rocky Mountain Heroes series that is set in Ouray. Colorado. Ouray is a peaceful small town with loving people, just like a town I would love to live in! I’m glad this book is Lacy and Matt’s story, to learn more about their lives. Lacie decides to take her niece Kenzie to her mothers home in Ouray for the holidays. She is surprised to see Matt Stevens when he pulled her over forced to bad driving. Being in Ouray will not be easy because of her bad crush in Matt when she was younger. But as circumstances keep throwing them together, and as they spend more time with each other, a major secret surfaces, as well as attraction between the two grows, tensions seem to run ragged as the holidays keep them busy.

Love this sweet story by Mindy Obenhaus as well as the other two I have read! I grew to love some of these characters in the first two books I read in this series. After loosing her sister, Lacie is raising her sisters daughter Kenzie. Lacie is helping with the Christmas program, and discovers that Matt  as well, forcing them to spend even more time together. And with Matt being around Kenzie and getting a good look at her, it has him asking many questions. I love the interaction with the characters in this story. Lacie is trying her best to give her five year old niece the best Christmas, but with her anti-Christmas mom, it’s a challenge. But as it is with kids during Christmas, Kenzie seems to pull everyone together, and the result is amazing at how the love is so sweet. And with Lacie and Matt, a second chance at love and a chance to make a family for sweet Kenzie makes this story one of the sweetest romances I’ve read. My heart still warms when I see a picture of this book. As with the other book by Ms. Obenhaus, I love and appreciate the way she weaves the Christian life and the Gospel into the lives of her characters. And in such a suptle way.

I feel like I’ve been all over the place with this review but there is a lot of good stuff chunked into this amazing little book. I love every bit of it And this one is sure one I will have on my reading list again during the Christmas holidays this year! I sure hope you will check out “The Deputy’s Holiday Family” for a few hours of pure fun abscond enjoyment!

I received this book from JustReads Tours 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 Colorado Cowboy

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Lassoing the single mom’s heart

Socialite Lily Davis agrees to take her children riding…despite her fear of horses. But now widowed cowboy Noah Stephens is determined to help her get comfortable in the saddle. And, at her children’s insistence, Lily finds herself promoting his rodeo school. As Noah and Lily work together, will Noah continue to shield his heart…or can they discover a love that conquers both their fears?

And for the review of “Her Colorado Cowbow,” go here to see my post

Holiday Amnesia by Lynette Eason

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With no memory, who can she trust?

A deadly Christmas in Wrangler’s Corner

Robin Hardy survived an explosion in her university lab – but her memories are gone. With danger lurking behind every Christmas tree, she needs shelter from the attackers she can’t identify. She’ll trust fellow professor Toby Potter to safely hide her away. But when his secrets come between them, the truth could mean the difference between life and death this holiday season.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Another wow book from Lynette Eason. And don’t let Love Inspired stop you from reading this. Sadly I’ve heard people that don’t read LI and they sure don’t know what they are missing! This is on of the best from Ms. Eason! I stayed most of the night reading Holiday Amnesia because I didn’t want to put it down until it was finished.

Robin Hardy survived a shooting and an explosion at the University lab she was working. But when the FBI guy working in the case involving her got to her, he heard a hit for her life, and to make things worse, she couldn’t remember the last 6 months of her life. Who wanted Robin dead and why?

This is such an amazing story full of thrills and lots of emotions of all kinds. Since Robin couldn’t remember, she wasn’t sure she could trust Toby, but she had no choice. Someone wanted he off the planet, and she had no where to go, no means of supporting herself. But everywhere they went to hideout, someone attacks, is it an inside job? Are there dirty law enforcements inside hunting Robin down?

One thing for sure, this story takes readers on a chase they will long remember. At some point I get impatient and think, why don’t you just get this person any way you can? I mean can’t they shoot their tires out or shoot them to hurt not kill when they are chasing on foot? But then I realize there wouldn’t be any fun reading a book that’s half the pages, and no fun in reading all of the chases and different ways the evil people work. So I realize I don’t know it all! And I love all it all!!

Another thing I love about Ms. Easons Books is the way she weaves the Christian life in the lives of her characters. I don’t always mention this, but it’s why I love Christian fiction so much! And an author that can do this and not sound preachy is a professional that does her job well!

This is a really good Christmas fiction to read! I highly recommend Holiday Amnesia! I received this book from Love Inspired Suspense and Nergalley 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 

Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Business Degree she used for a very short time, she moved to Spartanburg, SC to attend Converse College where she obtained her Masters degree in Education. She started her teaching career at the South Carolina School for the deaf and blind. In 1996, she met the man she would marry—the boy next door!
She is married to Jack Eason, who speaks, leads worship, and consults ministries around the country. They have two teenage children.
Lynette’s books have appeared on the ECPA and CBA bestseller lists and have won several awards. Lynette thanks God for giving her the talent and desire to spin stories that bring readers to the edge of their seat, but most importantly, to the throne of Christ.

CFBA Presents The Nurse’s Secret Suitor by Cheryl Wyatt

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Nurse’s Secret Suitor

Love Inspired (October 1, 2013)

by

Cheryl WyattABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Not even Cheryl Wyatt’s closest friends would dream that this sweet, shy intercessor plots mayhem during announcements at church. She is a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home-mom, wife and writer who loves Jesus with all of her heart.

Joyful chaos rules her home, and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room. She is convinced that having been born on a Naval base on Valentines Day destined her to write Inspirational Military Romance.

Cheryl loves to laugh and to make others laugh, so she often plans comedic moments for her defenseless characters in spite of their grumbling. She says it’s payback for when they refuse to obey the plots she’s set out before them.

Prior to publication, six of Cheryl’s manuscripts placed in ten RWA Contests. Two of Cheryl’s stories also placed First in ACFW’s Noble Theme Contest 2005 (Contemporary Romance Category), as well as ACFW‘s Genesis Contest 2006 (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Category).

She currently writes for Love Inspired. Her Wings of Refuge Series, about a team of USAF Pararescue Jumpers and the ladies who capture their hearts, can be purchased anywhere books are sold.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Strong-Willed Heart
Trauma nurse Kate Dalton can handle any challenge—except love. The combat veteran dreams of settling down, but heartbreak is one risk she won’t take. Then a chance encounter opens her heart to a masked stranger…who might not be a stranger after all! Caleb Landis, the army medic behind the disguise, has always admired Kate, even though she only saw him as her best friend’s brother. What will it take for Kate to discard her fears and discover the man she’s always hoped to unmask?
Eagle Point Emergency: Saving lives—and losing their hearts— in a small Illinois town

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Nurse’s Secret Suitor, go HERE.

My Thoughts On This Book

Caleb Landis was a real romantic, that is when he is posing as the bandit. This is a really sweet, heartwarming story about nurse Kate Dalton and her mystery bandit. It was fun reading about the secret gifts and letters Kate was getting from her bandit, and the joy it brought to her life. Caleb didn’t want to commit to Kate because he was only home from military for a few months. So, the bandit was the best way for Caleb to do nice things for Kate.

Caleb and Kate knew each other because Caleb’s sister was Kate’s best friend, so they did see each other, and spent good bit of time with each other.  So they actually had an attraction for each other, Kate not knowing Caleb was the bandit. The story was humorous at times, because of Caleb living a split life. I really enjoyed this story, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a really good, heartwarming romance. You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from CFBA 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.

CFBA presents Memory of Murder by Ramona Richards

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Memory of Murder 

Love-Inspired Suspense 

by 

Ramona RichardsABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A word from Ramona:

The hardest biographical sketch to write is always your own, whether or not you’re a writer by profession. You can’t decide what to throw in, what to leave out, and whether or not you should list strengths and flaws, or just strengths.

I like writing and telling stories so much that I once tried to live out a few. After getting a master’s in English, I went on to be the seneschale of my local Society for Creative Anachronism. I had a rocky start, but I did get better. (Robin Hood, eat your heart out.)

People often ask members of the SCA, “Are you in a play?” so I thought it would be fun to do that, too. For seven years, I produced and performed in shows staged by Nashville’s Circle Players.

Although I’m single now, I married in 1982 and in 1987 had Rachel. She’s a cutie. Severely disabled, she’s the heroine of many an article for Special Ed Today magazine. Rachel’s nurse, Phyllis, is the real life heroine of “An Act of Desperation,” which I sold to Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul.

I’m not really a complex person, and my dreams are fairly straightforward: sell books, have enough money to pay the bills and travel a bit, and settle into a cottage. In early 2006, I bought the cottage, which is now more or less swamped by books and DVDs. I write at night (I’m a lifelong night owl), and I occasionally escape by scuba diving, hiking, dancing, and going to movies and bookstores.

I’ve gone to the same church since 1993, and I even sing in the choir. It’s a small but awesome church. I’m no angel, although occasionally I play one in the backyard.

I like staying busy. Life is too short not to follow your dreams.

ABOUT THE BOOK

THE SECRETS OF HER PAST COULD IMPERIL HER FUTURE

Lindsey Presley certainly can’t imagine why anyone would want her dead-though she knows she wouldn’t be alive today if not for the local cop who saved her from two murder attempts. Deputy Jeff Gage has worked difficult cases, but with only Lindsey’s fractured memories of a broken past to guide him, this is by far his most challenging.

For Lindsey, fleeing the town she has come to call home is unthinkable. Separately, they are vulnerable, but together, Jeff and Lindsey just may stand a chance of catching a ruthless killer.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Memory of Murder, go HERE.

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CFBA Presents Doctor To The Rescue….By: Cheryl Wyatt

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Doctor To The Rescue

Love Inspired (December 18, 2012)

by

Cheryl WyattABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born Valentine’s Day on a Navy base, Cheryl Wyatt writes military romance. Her Steeple Hill debuts earned RT Top Picks plus #1 and #4 on eHarlequin’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books, lists including NYT Bestsellers. Cheryl loves interacting with her readers and can be found almost daily on Facebook.

Word from the Author:

I do regular giveaways including a Kindle for every 250 people who join (aka “Like) my Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/CherylWyattAuthor and I’d LOVE for word to spread about that. We have a lot of fun there as I ask for frequent reader input on current books, with helpers being mentioned in the acknowledgements and fun stuff like that.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Combat doctor Ian Shupe returns home from overseas with his most important mission: to raise his little girl. But Ian’s a single dad, and working at Eagle Point’s trauma center means having to find child care. When bighearted, struggling lodge owner Bri Landis offers babysitting in exchange for construction work, Ian accepts. He vows to keep his emotional distance from Bri, yet can’t deny that his daughter is blossoming under her tender care. But is he ready to believe that his heart’s deepest prayer may finally be answered?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Doctor To The Rescue, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Will post review in a day or so

Dead Wrong…..by Susan Sleeman

Dead Wrong 

by Susan Sleeman  

Book Blurb

A KILLER’S CLOSING IN…

When her client and old college friend is murdered, P.I. Kat Justice knows the killer will come for her next. Her survival depends on finding her unknown enemy first…and working with homicide detective Mitch Elliot, her onetime crush.

It’ll take all her professional skills to ignore the sparks between them, but Kat can’t allow the handsome cop to get close. She’s seen too many people she loves die, so she vows just to do her job without getting emotionally involved. Yet keeping her distance may not be the best way to protect her heart—or their lives.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Kat Justice finds herself in a tough situation. Her friend is murdered and Kat needs to find the murderer because he is now after her, but who is her enemy and what does he have against Kat to want her dead? And to make matters worse, the detective on the case is an old crush of Kat’s, Mitch Elliot. Will her old crush come alive and sparks fly, or is Mitch still not interested?

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing inspirational suspense from Susan Sleeman. After reading the first page I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. The characters were believable and realistic and played their parts so well as the story unfolds. And I love the way the Susan weaves the attraction and tension between Kat and Mitch together with protecting Kat and finding the killer, making the plot so intense and exciting you gotta keep reading! And I really appreciate the way the author interacts the faith of the characters in their every day lives in a unique way that doesn’t sounds pushy.

 

I highly recommend this wonderful suspense from one of my favorite authors, Susan Sleeman. You will not be disappointed! And if you are a Love Inspired Suspense fan, this is a must read for you!

 

A copy of Dead Wrong was given to me by the author, Susan Sleeman. I wasn’t required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

About the Author

Susan is the bestselling author of inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries. She grew up in a small Wisconsin town where she spent her summers reading Nancy Drew and developing a love of mystery and suspense books. Today, she channels this enthusiasm into writing romantic suspense and mystery novels and hosting the popular internet website TheSuspenseZone.com.

Much to her husband’s chagrin, Susan loves to look at everyday situations and turn them into murder and mayhem scenarios for future novels. If you’ve met Susan, she has probably figured out a plausible way to kill you and get away with it. Don’t worry, she’d never follow through on it.

Susan currently lives in Florida, but has had the pleasure of living in nine states. Her husband is a church music director and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law and an adorable grandson. In her spare time, you can find her traveling to Oregon to visit her children and grandson, reading, gardening or working on TheSuspenseZone.com.

Double Exposure….By: Susan Sleeman

Double Exposure

By: Susan Sleeman

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  • Mass Market Paperback:256 pages
  • Publisher:Love Inspired (June 5, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0373444958
  • ISBN-13:978-0373444953
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches

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BOOK BLURB

A PICTURE WORTH KILLING FOR
Photographer Jennie Buchanan unknowingly captures a drug-cartel meeting on film. And now she has become a killer’s next target. Even worse, her only protection from the danger that threatens her life is the man who threatens her heart. Dodging bullets almost seems safer than facing the feelings stirred up by seeing former FBI agent and ex-boyfriend Ethan Justice again.Ethan vows to safeguard Jennie from the deadly men on her trail. And for a second chance at Jennie’s love, he’s willing to risk anything to expose the truth—about the drug smugglers, the past and the future together he still wants.

For more information on Double Exposure and where to buy, go HERE.

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My Thoughts on this Book!

Double Exposure by Susan SleemanIf you haven’t read any of the Love Inspired Suspense, Double Exposure is a great book to start with. You will surely be hooked after reading this book! Susan Sleeman is a unique and gifted writer and will take you on an enjoyable suspense and thriller as you journey through this book.Jennie Buchanan doesn’t trust anyone, and likes to stay to herself. He is a gifted and professional photographer and enjoys her task of helping Mexican orphans. Someone is trying to stop her upcoming show at an art gallery, but Jennifer just can’t figure out why. But when she gets the message to “OPEN THE SHOW AND YOU DIE,” well, that’s all she needs to know, she has to find out who is threatening her. As it turns out, against her better judgement, the person hired to find out who wants to stop Jennie is her old flame, Ethan Justice. Thus making the entire situation interesting, and between the suspense and the romance you want to happen, you will not want to put this book down! Sometimes it is difficult to know which is more exciting and intense, the tension between Jennie and Ethan because of their past relationship or the suspense around the photo’s and negatives and what the perpetrators are doing to get their hands on them.In Double Exposure, Susan Sleeman creates a unique and exciting cast of characters that will weave their way into your heart. The situations they incur are real like and Susan does a fantastic job of weaving everything together to make a wonderful, thrilling story for her readers to enjoy.I highly recommend Double Exposure for your reading enjoyment. You will not be disappointed! And since it is a Love Inspired read, you can finish it in a few days! Making it a great read for those who don’t have the time for those thick books!This book was provided by the author, Susan Sleeman for me to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

For more about the book, where to buy, etc. go HERE

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational romantic suspense and
mystery novels. In addition to writing, she hosts the popular internet website
TheSuspenseZone.com. Susan currently lives in Florida, but has had the pleasure
of living in nine states. Her husband is a church music director and they have
two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law and an adorable grandson. To
learn more about Susan visit her website susansleeman.com.

CFBA Presents …….Doctor’s Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDoctor’s DevotionLove Inspired (June 19, 2012)byCheryl WyattABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born Valentine’s Day on a Navy base, Cheryl Wyatt writes military romance. Her Steeple Hill debuts earned RT Top Picks plus #1 and #4 on eHarlequin’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books, lists including NYT Bestsellers. Cheryl loves interacting with her readers and can be found almost daily on Facebook.

Word from the Author:

I do regular giveaways including a Kindle for every 250 people who join (aka “Like) my Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/CherylWyattAuthor and I’d LOVE for word to spread about that. We have a lot of fun there as I ask for frequent reader input on current books, with helpers being mentioned in the acknowledgements and fun stuff like that.
ABOUT THE BOOK

A Doctor’s Vow.

When he fled Eagle Point years ago, former air force trauma surgeon Mitch Wellington left only broken dreams behind. Now he’s back with a new dream—opening a trauma center in the rural area and saving lives. He hopes to hire the quick-thinking nurse who impressed him during an emergency. But Lauren Bates lost her faith and doesn’t believe she deserves to help anyone. Mitch knows firsthand what loss feels like. And it’ll take all his devotion to show Lauren that sometimes the best medicine is a combination of faith, community—and love.

Eagle Point Emergency: Saving lives—and losing their hearts—in a small Illinois town.

If you would like to read an excerpt of the first chapter of Doctor’s Devotion, go HERE.

My Thoughts on this book!

Wow I have a lot of thoughts, including the super nice handsome Doctor! But what I really like about Mitch is his sensitivity to his patients. The most touching part of the book is when Mitch leaned over and kissed the teen in a coma on the forehead. It brought tears to my eyes, just as it did Lauren. And I love, love Lem. He is the most precious grandfather, just like my own grandaddy and my dad as well. Brought back many memories of both, and I miss them so much.

This is a awesome summer read, the romance between Mitch and Lauren, or lack of it sometimes, will keep your nose in the book! Grandpa Lem was trying so very hard to spark interest between the two. He has two reasons for that, he wanted Lauren back in his life, and he wanted to make sure she was taken care of when he was gone. And what better man for her that the man that now calls Lem gramps, because Lem is like a grandad to Mitch and has been for a long time. Lem was alonely man, and Mitch made sure he was taken care of.

I highly recommend this book for your enjoyment. If you are a romance buff, you will love Doctor’s Devotion for sure. Cheryl Wyatt is a wonderful romance storyteller, and I will sure be looking for more of her books.

This book was provided by CFBA for me to read and review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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