Reunited with the Cowboy by Claire McEwen – Excerpt

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Reunited with the Cowboy (Heroes of Shelter Creek #1) By Claire McEwen Adult Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages July 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She can save his ranch…

But can he forgive her?

Maya Burton knows she’s the last person rancher Caleb Dunne wants to see. After all, she survived the crash that killed his sister, and then left town. Now she has to convince the stubborn cowboy that she can help him save his ranch. But once she earns his trust—and his heart—will she be able to walk away?

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He caught the edge of frustration in her voice. He was being a jerk, but maybe that was okay if it would help keep her from coming out to his property. He didn’t want time with her. Didn’t want to face everything he’d lost when he’d told her to leave. “We shouldn’t even be around each other.”

“Trust me—I was hoping to avoid you. But here we are.” She gestured around them, at the trail, at the night, in a sort of helpless way. Like their meeting was a fate she didn’t want but had already accepted.

Caleb didn’t want to accept it. Because he was already torn, wanting her to stay away and wanting to see her again. Because she was Maya and no one had ever made him feel the way she had. Even now, here, arguing, he felt some part of himself wake up, like it had been sleeping all these years, dormant. Waiting.

Maya reached for her pack and swung it up onto her back in an effortless motion. Though how someone so tiny could carry that much gear was beyond him.

“I’m going to be hiking out here for the next couple of days. I’ll stop by your ranch later in the week to talk about your options. How about Thursday?”

“Thursday,” he repeated stupidly. Because the whole idea that he and Maya were standing on this trail, in the middle of the night, making plans, was surreal. He didn’t want plans, didn’t want her help, and he opened his mouth to tell her, but she was already talking.

“Until then try not to shoot any lions. If you need to scare them off, blow a whistle. Bang a few pots and pans. Spray water. Get creative.”

Before he could answer, she gave a little wave, like they’d just run into each other on the street or something. Then she walked off into the darkness as if it was perfectly normal for her to head out into wild places, by herself, at night.

Maybe it was. He didn’t know her anymore. Not at all.

Caleb listened to her footsteps until they faded to nothing and she became just another part of the ghostly moonlight. Like she hadn’t been here at all.

Except she was real. And when she showed up at his ranch, there’d be no hiding the mess there. She’d see it all. The leaning fences, the overgrown fields, the ruined barns, the neglected house. The visible evidence that his family had shattered beyond repair, on the night Maya drove into a tree and killed his sister.

About the Author

Claire McEwen writes stories about strong heroes and heroines who take big, emotional journeys to find their happily-ever-after. She lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When she’s not writing, Claire enjoys gardening, reading and discovering flea-market treasures. She loves to hear from readers! You can find her on most social media and at http://www.clairemcewen.com.

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Sweet Home Alaska – A clean romance by Beth Carpenter

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Sweet Home Alaska (Northern Lights #5) By Beth Carpenter Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages July 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Some sparks last forever.

But once burned…

World traveler Dr. Scott Willingham is known for being calm and levelheaded—except where Volta Morgan is concerned. In the ten years since they parted, Scott still can’t forget her. Now he’s come to Alaska to find Volta and finally let her go, only to find their attraction is stronger than ever. Can Scott leave her behind one last time…or has he truly found a place to call home?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK   #SHATour

Sweet Home Alaska is a sweet heartwarming read. I didn’t read the first book in this series, but I think this one is fine as a stand alone. Author Beth Carpenter does a wonderful job of writing detailed scenes of Alaska throughout the story, and even though I’ve never been there, I felt as though I was in the middle of this story. I did get annoyed at Scott and Volta a number of times because they were making a relationship more difficult than it should have been. I was impressed at the characters so craftly created, each fitting their place in the story and developing so well as the plot continued.

I like the way Ms. Carpenter weaves the awesome beauty of Alaska and the difficulty its citizens have because of the horrific weather, as well as the vast space that makes it hard to get around in an emergency. The scenes crafted about these difficult issues shows in an amazing way what people who live there go through. All in all, this is a wonderful, sweet and clean romance that will give you hours of enjoyment.

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Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

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Refuge at Pine Lake by Rose Johnson plus Giveaway

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Refuge at Pine Lake By Rose Chandler Johnson Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages March 6th 2019 by Chanson Books

Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She’s ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children’s stories at her family’s beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area’s top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.

Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about.

Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind.

Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He’s used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin’s house presents unforeseen challenges. When paths unavoidably tangle for these three, hearts are on the line.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

When Matthew McLaughlin shows up at Pine Lake, never did he think he would be sharing the lake house with someone else. But Robin Lancaster was determined she was spending the summer at the lake house, despite the fact her mother had rented it out. And then there was Caleb Jackson, the heartthrob Robin was sure to snag while she spent the summer at the lake house.

I really enjoyed this story. The beautiful Southern setting makes a peaceful place to call home. Matthew needed a place like this while on sabbatical to try and salvage his job, but he learned so much more while he was at Pine Lake. Author Rose Chandler Johnson created wonderful realistic characters that drew me into the story and made me feel like part of the family. As the story unfolds, I was totally wrapped up in the details happening to each character. Each detailed scene gave the story more meaning as I continues to read. There were times the story got really interesting because of Matthew and Robin living in the same lake house for the summer, and Caleb looking on, which didn’t suit him so well. But Ms. Johnson does an outstanding job of crafting scenes and weaving them together to make this story a most enjoyable one to read. Pine Lake turns out to be the warm peaceful place that is needed for everyone. It is a place I long to visit, as I am sure everyone who reads this novel would say the same. I am looking for more books by Rose Chandler Johnson in the future. In the meantime, check out My Fathers House and God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, also by this same author. I give this book a 5 star rating.

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Rose Chandler Johnson is known for her heartwarming, inspirational writing. In addition to works of sweet contemporary fiction, her devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments won the Georgia Author of the Year Finalist Award in 2014.

In her novels, Rose brings to life fascinating characters with compelling relationships embracing family, community, and faith. In distinctive southern settings, Rose creates memorable stories that will stir your heart. Readers often say her writing warms the soul as it reaffirms belief in love and wholesome goodness. Don’t be surprised if you sigh with pleasure as you savor the final pages of her stories.

Rose has lived in a suburb of Augusta, GA for thirty plus years. Before retiring from Georgia’s school system, she taught English, French, and ESOL. Currently, she is an English instructor at a community college. In addition to reading and writing, Rose enjoys cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her six children and her beautiful grandchildren.

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The Thirteenth Guardian by K.M. Lewis

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The Thirteenth Guardian (The Thirteenth Guardian #1) By K.M. Lewis Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Thriller Paperback & ebook, 307 Pages June 11th 2019

DA VINCI’S SECRET PALES. Michelangelo concealed an explosive truth in his famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Eve did not cause the fall of man. She carried a far more devastating secret for millennia—one that will change the world forever.

As the modern-day world suffers the cataclysmic effects of the “Plagues of Egypt,” Avery Fitzgerald, a statuesque Astrophysics major at Stanford, discovers that she is mysteriously bound to five strangers by an extremely rare condition that foremost medical experts cannot explain. Thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they race against time to stay alive as they are pursued by an age-old adversary and the world around them collapses into annihilation. Under sacred oath, The Guardians—a far more archaic and enigmatic secret society than the Freemasons, Templars, and the Priory—protect Avery as she embarks on a daring quest that only legends of old have been on before. Avery must come to terms with the shocking realization that the blood of an ancient queen flows through her veins and that the fate of the world now rests on her shoulders.

The Thirteenth Guardian is Book One of a daring new Trilogy that will shake you to your core.

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After they had eaten to their fill, the group moved to Florianne’s library. As they settled into the comfortable leather furniture, Toni asked, “So where is our gracious host? I have been looking forward to meeting Florianne. Without everything she did, we would all be dead. Without her, all our families would be dead. I am eternally grateful to her for everything she has done for us. I want to let her know how thankful I am.”

Eli stared at the floor then looked back up to his new friends, who sat in a semi-circle, facing him. “I have a lot I need to tell you.”

Eli described his trip to get to Innsbruck and how close he was to never finding Florianne. He told them about the Vespa ride up the mountainside and his companion, Urich. He told them about finally finding Florianne’s estate and spending the last two days, getting the full history of Florianne, her family, the Guardians, and their secret organization.

He described how intense Florianne was: her gaze never wavering from Eli’s eyes, her voice appearing to grow instantly stronger and more deliberate.

“It felt like it was more than just Florianne talking. It felt like, in her voice, hundreds of men and women from across the ages were speaking directly to me. It was the most incredible experience.”

In the soft glow of the generator-powered light bulbs that lit the bunker, as Avery, Remi and Toni looked on, Eli begun to tell the most important story they would ever hear.

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K.M. Lewis has lived in multiple countries around the world and speaks several languages. Lewis holds a graduate degree from one of the Universities featured in his book. When he is not writing, Lewis doubles as a management consultant, with clients in just about every continent. He does much of his writing while on long flights and at farflung airports around the globe. He currently resides on the East Coast of the United States with his family.

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Sweet On You by Becky Wade

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Sweet on You (Bradford Sisters #3) By Becky Wade Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who’s spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He’s achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him–Britt’s heart.

When Zander’s uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle’s tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I love Becky Wade books! This is such a sweet romance, pretty predictable, but that’s ok. And with a bit of mystery added in, which wasnt so predictable, it keeps you turning those pages to find out what in the world is going on. Zander is a sweetheart, and can you believe how long he waited for Britt? That tell me exactly what kind of man he is, and what kind of his and he will be. Britt on the other hand, I thought was a bit of a brat at times. And I had a hard time trying to like her at times. But there is always one character that gets under my skin in a book, and that’s one of the things that makes the book so great.

The book cover is beautiful, I would definitely choose this book by its cover, even if I didn’t know the author! Again, Becky Wade writes an absolutely wonderful book for her readers to read! A week after I finish reading Sweet On You and I am still thinking about the characters and their story. I’ve said enough, the rest you will need to find out when you read this amazing book! And you can already tell, I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a good clean read. You will no be disappointed!

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Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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Here’s to Protect by Catherine Lanigan

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Hers to Protect (Shores of Indian Lake #11) By Catherine Lanigan Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages April 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?

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MY THOUGHTS  ON THIS BOOK 

Violet and Josh meet each other when Violet arrests Josh for speeding through their small town of Indian Lake. Little did she know Josh is a famous race car driver, that is going to argue the ticket. And the fun and the start of a romance begins.

This is my first book by Catherine Lanigan,  and I didn’t have any problems with not reading the other books in the series, so it’s fine for me as a stand alone. I enjoyed the characters, as well as the small town surroundings where everyone knows everyone else. It gives this story a warm cozy feeling. There are several issues going on in this story that you will find when you read this story. And Ms. Lanigan weaves them all together beautifully. And I appreciate that the romance wasn’t fast acting but a slow, get to know each other romance that turns into a sweet heartwarming relationship. And add a bit of mystery into the story and we have a nice clean romance that will warm your heart.

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Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HER TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.

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The Cowboy’s Perfect Match by Cathy McDavid

 

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The Cowboy’s Perfect Match (The Sweetheart Ranch #2)

By Cathy McDavid #TCPCT

Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He may not be perfect…

But he’s perfect for her!

Ryan DeMere is definitely enjoying the perks of being Sweetheart Ranch’s new wrangler—the best is working with head chef Bridget O’Malley. He’s fallen head over spurs for the talented and determined beauty. There’s just one hiccup. Bridget is holding out for Mr. Right—and Ryan doesn’t quite meet her requirements. But he’s determined to win Bridget over, because Ryan may not be perfect…but maybe their love could be.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I enjoyed this story so much and I love the Sweetheart Ranch. Bridget is a young lady who knows what she wants in a man, and her list of qualifications is a must before she dates. Trouble is, she’s not getting any younger, and without a boyfriend. But then Ryan shows up to work at the ranch, and she has a lot to work through because she is certainly attracted to him, but he doesn’t fit her list at all. So what’s a woman to do?

This is such a sweet fun and entertaining romance to read. I enjoyed following Ryan and Bridget as they talked, flirted and as their relationship starts to build. It’s made clear that life happens and sometimes things change from what you think you want. I fell in love with Ryan and Bridget immediately. And the other characters fell into place beside them as the story moves on. Cathy McDavid does an excellent job of creating beautiful realistic characters that develop and play their parts so well in the story. I love when a story seems like a part of my own life and this one did that.

This is purely romance, and if you are looking for a sweet romance read, you will certainly enjoy this one. I encourage you to check out The Cowboy’s Perfect Match as well as other books by Cathy McDavid. A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission

 

 

 

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A Cowboy’s Christmas Proposal (The Sweetheart Ranch #1) By Cathy McDavid Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

At a magical time of year…

Can a cowboy help falling in love?

For single dad Owen Caufield, living and working at Sweetheart Ranch for a month is the perfect change of pace. While the cowboy turned wedding officiant can now spend more time with his children, Molly O’Malley, his new boss, is less thrilled. A wedding ranch isn’t the best place for three rambunctious youngsters. But amid the chaos—and the coming holidays—it may be the best place to fall in love…

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As a sophomore in high school, NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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Sing A New Song by Candee Fick

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Sing a New Song (The Wardrobe Series #3) By Candee Fick Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 275 Pages May 1st 2019 by Bling! Romance

The pampered diva is about to meet her match

Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame and a fresh start, she finds a new stage in Branson, Missouri…only to risk being replaced by a manipulative rival. If Gloria can’t be the star, who is she?

Jack-of-all-trades Nick Sherwood is just one leaf on a vast family tree that includes a restaurant chef, hotel owners, and even the headline act at a family-owned theater. He’s seen how fame can blind a person with jealousy and is more than content to stay in the background thank you very much. If only he wasn’t so fascinated–and irritated–by the newest addition to the staff.

After a disaster of a first impression and financial difficulties land Gloria in the humblest of jobs—with Nick as her boss—it might be time for her to learn to sing a new song.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When I started this book, my thoughts about Gloria were not good! She was a rich kid that wanted everything, but when disaster finds her, she has no choice but to change. Finding herself working a humble job, and meeting a fellow employee, Nick, Gloria started seeing life in a different view.

This is a really good and well written book! A first for me from this author and I want to read more books from Candee Flick. I enjoyed following Gloria on her journey of finding a life more important than what she has previously lived. As the story continues, she hears about God and His saving grace, Gloria started seeing who she really was, and gives her life to the Lord. I wish we could have heard a bit more about Nick’s opinions but I do love the person he is. Nick and his family is just what Gloria needed. And if you dont read this book for no other reason, you want to know Nick’s granny. She was just a hoot and so much fun to get to know.

I encourage you to grab a copy of Sing A New Song for your own enjoyment. You will find a story of love, forgiveness and redemption. A story of the importance of family. I received this book from Prism Book 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.

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Candee Fick is a multipublished, award-winning author. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy writing, editing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

In addition to writing clean faith-based romance novels and inspirational non-fiction, Candee coaches other authors with their marketing plans and offers content editing to aspiring novelists. She is a member of both American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Her fiction has semi-finaled, finaled, and won the ACFW Genesis Contest and Selah Awards.

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The Certain Hope by E. C. Jackson


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The Certain Hope
(Hope Series #3)
By E. C. Jackson
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 318 Pages
December 5th 2018

Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream. But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness? The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions. She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever after in the home of their dreams. His family thinks he’s moving way too fast and might disappoint the kind-hearted woman he’s fallen head over heels for. And then there’s Leah. Leah is supposed to be part of his past, but what if she decides she’s his future? Tara’s match made in Heaven may be over before it truly begins.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Tara Simpkins feels all alone now that she has lost both her parents. So when she has some work done on her house, she is attracted to one of the guys working. But is her attracted to her? Well she soon finds out, but it’s nothing like she thought it would be! 

I liked Tara and her shy personality and I felt sorry for her being so lonely. But Luke, I just couldn’t like him and his demanding, obnoxious attitude. With Tara, he tries to be this sweet talking guy, but with his family and during Leah’s appearance in the story, I found him hateful and rude. My heart went out to Tara because she is being pulled two ways, with Luke pushing her into a quick marriage, and her friends trying to talk her into taking it a little slower.

Now, I know those who have experienced love at first sight, and marriage is working fine for them may disagree, but at the same time it is smart to be cautious. And I think The Certain Hope is a really good book to make a person think twice about going into a marriage so fast because there was certainly enough warnings from Tara’s friends as well as Luke’s family. I would love to have know more about Luke and Tara’s marriage, if it worked out ok for them? The problems they faced, if any, about not getting to know each other better before they plunged into marriage.

Overall, I did enjoy the story. For me, Luke’s personality caused me to want to keep reading, because I wanted to find out what happens with the two. As obnoxious as he was, the book just wouldn’t have been a good read without it. And I feel Ms. Jackson does an excellent job of weaving the issues together so the plot runs so smooth. This is the second book I’ve read from Ms. Jackson, and I enjoy her writing. So I encourage you to check out The Certain Hope as well as other books by this author.

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E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

A note from E. C. Jackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.

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A Desperate Hope by Elizabeth Camden plus Giveaway


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A Desperate Hope
(Empire State #3)
By Elizabeth Camden
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
February 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Eloise Drake’s prim demeanor hides the turbulent past she believes is finally behind her. A mathematical genius, she’s now a successful accountant for the largest engineering project in 1908 New York. But to her dismay, her new position puts her back in the path of the man responsible for her deepest heartbreak.

Alex Duval is the mayor of a town about to be wiped off the map. The state plans to flood the entire valley where his town sits in order to build a new reservoir, and Alex is stunned to discover the woman he once loved on the team charged with the demolition. With his world crumbling around him, Alex devises a risky plan to save his town–but he needs Eloise’s help to succeed.

Alex is determined to win back the woman he thought he’d lost forever, but even their combined ingenuity may not be enough to overcome the odds against them.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

The setting is New York City 1896. Needing more water supply to the city, it was decided to violins a reservoir, which would wipe out the small town of Dubai Springs. Mayor Alex Duval is determined to fight for the survival of his small town, but being the NY water board accountant, his longtime love Eloise Drake will be the one he’s fighting against. But can she end up helping him out if the bind of losing his town?

Elizabeth Camden has created unique and intriguing characters in Eloise and Alex, and Alex is sure to have his hands full with the feisty Ms. Drake! I found it very heartwarming as I read the determined feelings the people of Duval Springs have of their small town. They were not easily giving up their homes and friendships. And I found the author did a really good job of weaving together the emotions and feelings of everyone involved. And emotions and feeling you are sure to experience as you read this journey if small town Duval Springs. 

The one thing wanted to be different was a stronger emphasis on the Christian life in the characters. It is listed as Christian fiction and Bethany house is a Christian publisher, and I felt it was lacking in that area. Other than this, it is a very good read from this author. 

I received this book from Prism 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.

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Elizabeth Camden is the author of twelve historical novels and two historical novellas and has been honored with both the RITA Award and the Christy Award. With a master’s in history and a master’s in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida.

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Pajama Party: The Story by E. C. Jackson


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Pajama Party: The Story
By E. C. Jackson
YA Christian Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages
August 26th 2017 by E. C. Jackson

Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out with since middle school.

Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually. And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.

Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings wrote for the girls of Shiatown.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Karen Duncan decides she’s going to have a pajama party and invite friends that don’t normally hang out together. But was this a disaster about to happen?

Nine girls, one Pajama Party, and one long night, makes for and interesting story. As you can imagine nine girls getting together, there had to be friction! As the girls began to arrive at Karen’s house, they began to bicker and complain about who would be at the party, and who likes who and anything else girls this age can complain about. And it gets pretty nasty at times. But as the night wore on, the girls were able to come together and talk more freely. As they talked about issues they were having with family, boyfriends, school, and other things in their mind, things seemed to calm down, and they learned things about each other they didn’t know. A few of the girls were Christians, the others were not, but by the end of the night their talk about not God and Faith changed some of the girls minds as well.

If you have a teenage girl, this book would be a great read for her. Though it’s a great read for any age, teenage girls will be able to relate to what is going on with this crowd! The book is fun, entertaining, and just what you think it would be with this many girls in one house together! The characters are realistic, I felt as though I was in that house with them! I want to encourage you to check out this book for yourself, as well as any teenage girl you may know.

I received this book from Prism 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.

 

About the Author

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

A note from E. C. Jackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.

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MAYBE IT’S YOU by Christy Hayes

MAYBE IT’S YOU

by Christy Hayes

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ABOUT THE BOOK 

Reagan Bellamy’s neighbor, Dash Carter, refuses to wither under her stare. Reagan’s too busy to waste time on a loser with musical pipe dreams. Between classes and her need to stay ahead of the game, she’s got too much on her plate to give him the time of day.

For the first time in a long time, Dash Carter feels optimistic about the future. He’s clean, he’s on a good path, and he’s surrounded himself with people who make life better. Unfortunately, his beautiful neighbor still thinks he’s a slacker, bothering Dash more than it should. When Dash inadvertently puts Reagan in a difficult position with her new boss, he becomes more invested in her life despite warnings from his mentor to not get involved with someone whose beliefs don’t match his own.

The more Reagan digs her heels in against the religious freaks she’s forced to interact with, the more she begins to question everything she’s built her life upon. When the tide begins to turn in Reagan’s heart and her worldview flips upside down, trusting God means putting everything on the line, including her heart.

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Christy Hayes is a new author for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. And I will say I was pleasantly surprised at how well I liked this book, and how well it is written. Reagan really couldn’t stand Dash Carter, but for some reason he’d had a crush on her for a long time. It’s after Dash found Jesus, that he gave up his life of drugs, sex and partying during and after each gig he and his band preformed. But now his new band preforms in church, which Reagan finds out after Dash tricks her into going.

Most of the characters here are collage age, but they were realistic, the scenes played out were just as it would be in the real life of collage kids. The story and characters develop well as the story progresses! And through this would be an excellent read for a teenager, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Dash and Reagan deals with situations and issues our teens and even younger kids as well deal with in today’s world. And Christy Hayes does a really nice job of clearly explaining the temptations and dangers of following the world and what it has to give. As well as explaining the Christian life and how to live as Christ wants us too. And she does it in a way that fits in well with the everyday life of the characters, not in a pushy and preachy way. And I like that she doesn’t leave out the struggles a person has after they accept Christ into their lives. The gig scenes especially were very intense, offering a lot as the world wants to offer. This would be more of an edgy Chrisitan fiction, but it’s one I would want my teenager to read!

A lot goes on in this story, I’ve only hit the surface, so I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself and see what you think. It is truly several hours of entertainment!  I received this book from Prism 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.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

I write romance, romantic women’s fiction, and Christian fiction from my second story office in the South. I’ve cooked up all kinds of trouble for my flawed characters when I’m not walking my dogs at a local park, binge watching TV with my husband, or wondering when my college-aged kids will call.

I have a new Christian new adult romance release available February 4, 2019 and up for pre-order on all the major retailers.

Winning the Cowboys Heart by Karen Rock

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Jewel Cade wants two things—

One is Heath Loveland

The Rocky Mountain cowgirl has her heart set on becoming range boss of the Cade ranch. But first she has to accompany the son of her family’s longtime enemy—and her off-limits secret crush—on a cattle drive across Colorado. Discovering Heath shares her attraction only makes for a rockier road. Because Jewel has a sneaking suspicion that if she drops her guard, the cowboy might ride off with her heart.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is my second book in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys Series and I’ve loved them both. This sweet but slow-going relationship happening between the two makes you want to rush them on! Jewel was a little annoying at times but Heath, not a chance. I loved his character as well as the many other characters in this book.

I love this book. The feuding going on reminds me of the Andy Griffith show and the episode about the Hatfield’s and McCoys and their feud. And it ended up no one knew why the Cade  and the Loveland couldn’t get along in the beginning. But I think Jewel Heath and their relationship had a lot to do with healing the families! There’s not a lot to say about this book without giving a lot of it away. But I will say that I encourage each of you to Check out this clean romance for yourself!

I received this book from Prism 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.

 

 

About Karen Rock

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Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy–at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete. Learn more about her at http://www.karenrock.com or follow her on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/karenrock5
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The Marine’s Return by Rula Sinara

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The Marine’s Return
(From Kenya, with Love #6)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He can’t be her hero…

But he made a promise to keep her safe

Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Lexi was determined To keep her dead husband’s dreams going by working at the Serengeti medical clinic and raising their baby to know a part of his fathers heritage. But when Chad found out that his best friends very pregnant wife was working at the clinic, Chad was determined to close the clinic down because he had made a promise to his friend, that if anything happened to him, Chad was to take care of his wife. Well, the time has come for Chad to fulfill that purpose.  And the Best Way, Chad knows how to do that is to close the clinic down. But Chad had no idea who he was up against with Lexi. But he was soon to find out the determination that Lexi felt in keeping the clinic open. Thus the journey begins.

I really did enjoy this story. This is the first book in the series that I have read and I hope to read more from this author. I enjoyed the creative characters and the way  they seem so realistic. I have not read very many books set in Kenya, so this part of the book was very interesting to me. I enjoyed the scenes at the clinic as well as the surrounding areas. The talk about the wildlife, and especially how they could he at the sounds of the wild. As I read, I would imagine hearing the different animals as they made known their presense.

I also appreciate how the Arthur deals with a wounded Marine, His life and what he goes through during his time of healing, and the life he is forced to live after his injuries.  There’s a lot of things happening in this book. A lot of characters of which I didn’t quite get them all straightened out. But I plan to read the other books in the series to get to know some of the other characters that I read about in this book. This is really a fun And Entertaining book to read. This is not the usual kind of book I read but it is a clean romance book that I very much enjoyed. I also want to thank the author for the nice Thank You note and Bookmark!

A copy of this book was provided by Prism Tours and the author, Rula Sinara. I was not ask to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are my own personal opinions.

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National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.

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Christy’s Cozy Corners
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Rockin’ Book Reviews
Hearts & Scribbles
January 29th:
Splashes of Joy
Among the Reads
The Power of Words
Deal Sharing Aunt
January 30th:
Baroness Book Trove
E-Romance News
EmpowerMoms
Becky on Books
January 31st:
Harlie’s Books
Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Remembrancy
Locks, Hooks and Books
February 1st:
Thoughts of a Blonde
Reading Is My SuperPower
Hallie Reads
Wishful Endings
February 2nd:
Grand Finale

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1 WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
– Autographed print copies of the first three books of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series – The Promise of Rain, After the Silence and Through the Storm.
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No Safe Place by Sherri Shackelford


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No Safe Place
By Sherri Shackelford
Note from the Author
Welcome to this blog tour! I’m excited to share the journey with you. My latest release is near and dear to my heart because this book starts a new adventure for me. After writing historical fiction for many years, No Safe Place is my debut novel in the genre of romantic suspense. The main character, Beth Greenwood, has discovered information that puts her life danger. Reluctant to trust the authorities, she takes matters into her own hands to save her life. With ruthless killers in pursuit, she forms an uneasy alliance with homeland security agent Corbin Ross—even as his investigation suggests Beth is complicit in embezzlement.
— Sherri

No Safe Place
By Sherri Shackelford
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Love Inspired Suspense

He lives by the law.

She’s running for her life.

After forensic accountant Beth Greenwood uncovers a money-laundering scheme tying her company to the organization that murdered her mentor, she knows she needs to go into hiding. With ruthless killers in pursuit, she’s forced to rely on homeland security agent Corbin Ross’s protection—even as his investigation suggests Beth is complicit in embezzlement. Can their uneasy alliance develop into something deeper—and keep them alive?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Beth Greenwood has no idea which she should trust after she uncovers a money laundering scheme, but since homeland security agent Corbin Ross is with her, she has no choice but to trust what he is telling her. But someone wants to get to Beth and shut her up, and they will go to any means to get rid of her. But Corbin is determined to do whatever is in his power to do, just to protect her. Can he trust her? He has no idea, but it won’t be long before everything comes to surface and the bad people revealed. Or will they be?

I thoroughly enjoyed “No Safe Place” by Sherri Shakelford! I love fast pace detective stories and this one kept me on the edge of my to seat the entire time I was reading it.  In fact, I read this one in one setting! I had to find out who was doing what! The characters were great, reliable and believable! And throughout the story there was just enough doubt to keep me wondering if the good people were really the good ones, or was one of them dirty, and pretending. “No Safe Place” will take you on a wild and scary journey, through more horrific scenes than you want to think about, but in the end, it will leave you thinking about this book and the characters long after you finish reading.

I received this book from Prism 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.

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January 7th:
Launch
The Power of Words
Splashes of Joy
January 8th:
Hearts & Scribbles
Jorie Loves A Story
January 9th:
Colorimetry
Rockin’ Book Reviews
January 10th:
Simply Kelina
Labor Not in Vain
By The Book
January 11th:
The Barefoot Reader
Heidi Reads…
January 14th:
Faithfully Bookish
Locks, Hooks and Books
Among the Reads
January 15th:
Book by Book
The Becca Files
January 16th:
EmpowerMoms
Wishful Endings
Author Loraine D. Nunley
January 17th:
Tell Tale Book Reviews
Harlie’s Books
Two Girls and a Book
January 18th:
Min Reads and Reviews
Remembrancy
January 19th:
Grand Finale

About the Author

A former naval reservist with a top-secret security clearance, Sherri writes rapid-fire suspense featuring captivating characters and heart-pounding romance. She’s authored more than a dozen novels for Harper Collins publishing, including both historical and contemporary suspense.

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Starving Hearts and Never Past Hope by Janine Mendenhall


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Starving Hearts
(Triangular Trade Trilogy #1)
By Janine Mendenhall
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
May 16th 2016 by Heritage Beacon Fiction

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Plagued by nightmares, Annette yearns to find her anonymous rescuer — the man who saved her life from a near deadly assault. Deep inside she is starving for companionship and a mutually respectful relationship. When Mr. Peter Adsley, an abolitionist pastor dealing with his own emotional baggage, agrees to a clandestine meeting, the event appears providential. But self-doubt, deception, and the schemes of a mutual enemy threaten to keep the pair apart. A phantom adversary will stop at nothing to win Annette’s dowry for himself, even if it means killing Peter.

Praise for the Book

“Not only is this a delightful regency romance but it is also suspense filled mystery of the very best kind.” – Amazon Review

“The author did a great job, maybe too great a job, describing the slave scenes. Spine tingling and suspenseful. I was biting my nails throughout much of this book.” – Amazon Review

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Annette Chetwyn was attack at a family gathering and Annette is desperate to find the mystery man who saved her from the attack. Though she has no trouble knowing the villain who attack her, for he didn’t care who knew Him or what he did! To which I find his character quite ridiculous! This story set in the 1790’s England era looks to be a romance, but it’s rather more historical, suspense, and lots of drama than anything. In fact, I was confused about much of them romance that went on between Annette and Peter Adsley. And the two are not good main characters as those I like reading about. At times, I find it very difficult connecting with these two. And Annette’s mother was a difficult character as well. I didn’t understand her personality and the many distractions she caused.

Over all, this was an interesting and intriguing story to read. And really good writing for the author for a debut novel. There’s a lot going on in this book, many twists and turns that are not expected, making the book more entertaining, and keeping the interest of the reader to want to keep reading to find out what is on the next page. But one other thing I am confused about, this book is in the Christian fiction category, and I don’t feel it should be there because of the places with questionable language. If there’s one thing that bothers me, if a book labeled as Christian or Inspirational fiction with foul language. This should be looked into by the author or publisher.

So, all that said, if you enjoy suspense and mystery, lots of action and drama in a historical setting, and the language isn’t a problem for you, check out this book. You will be intrigued at the going ons throughout this novel!

I received this book from Prism 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.

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Never Past Hope
(Triangular Trade Trilogy #2)
By Janine Mendenhall
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
September 10th 2018 by Heritage Beacon Fiction

Miss Mary Hope Adsley always considered herself to be the sensible one. But now, her sensibilities are unraveling around a man she thought she knew. After he attempted to marry her best friend—for money, no less—authorities charge Sir Steven Likebridge with masquerading as a gentleman and abduction. With his execution days away, Mary Hope desperately seeks to learn the truth about the man she loves.

Will the truth turn out to be worse than his lies?

Praise for the Book

“I thoroughly enjoyed this clean, historical fiction. . . enjoyed most that it is not the usual presentation of a regency novel.” – Amazon Review

“A lovely story that shows how despicable each of us can be and yet God not only still loves us, but He was willing to die for us.” – Amazon Review

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I was surprised to find the horrible villain of the first book in this series a main character in ‘Never Past Hope’. Steven is imprisoned for his many horrendous acts, including attacking a lady. Apparently Mary Hope sees something everyone else’s has missed, and vows to save Steven from the dreaded noose that is starting him in the face. I had a difficult time getting into this book, the beginning has so much detail about the characters that it’s just boring. But just hang in there and get through it because it gets much better. And nice to visit with characters from the first book in the series. I found Annette a much more likeable character. Though Peter has gone from a pastor to a non-likeable self-righteous snob who is demanding, and shows his authority in a ridiculous despicable way as head of his household. It’s weird how people change, especially from pastor to anything but that,  but it’s just that way sometimes in real life too  we never know what goes through the mind of people. So weird as it is, it’s real life.

All in all, this book was a better read than the first, I think. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the evil villain Steven being the hero, but though I have mixed feeling about that, you may find it interesting. As with the other book, the inappropriate language should take this book out of the Christian fiction category. But if this doesn’t bother you, and you love a good Regency novel to engulf in, I would recommend “Never Past Hope” for your reading enjoyment! And this series of two books would be a nice Christmas gift as well!

I rec’d this book from Prism 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.

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I love losing myself somewhere in time with Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice or a number of other classics like Jane Eyre and Redeeming Love. I cry over most things Nicholas Sparks (because they usually end sadly) and Amazing Grace, both the movie and the hymn, because they lead to the Ultimate happily ever after.

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Launch
Jen Around the World
Remembrancy
December 11th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Hearts & Scribbles
Splashes of Joy
December 12th:
Simply Kelina
Handcrafted Reviews
Jorie Loves A Story
December 13th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Deal Sharing Aunt
December 14th:
Teatime and Books
Min Reads and Reviews
Reading On The Edge
Locks, Hooks and Books
December 15th:
Grand Finale

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Northern Deception by Laurie Wood

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Northern Deception(Heroes of the Tundra #1)By Laurie WoodInspirational Romantic Suspenseebook, 170 PagesDecember 4th 2018 by Anaiah Press

Reunions can be deadly.

After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his belongings. Unaware she’s carrying explosive evidence someone’s willing to kill for, she has no choice but to rely on the one person she never thought she’d see again.

Lukas Tanner, a widowed single father of a special needs toddler, moved to Churchill five years ago. As the proud owner of Guiding Star Enterprises, a wilderness tour company, he and his daughter lead a simple life. But when Kira comes crashing back into his world, he realizes God has other plans. Now, Lukas and Kira must confront a merciless killer as their past and present collide in a deadly race—a race they must win if they have any hope of a future together.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a clean romance read with some Christian themes throughout the book. Kira Summers makes her home in Northern Canada and she works as a polar bear scientist. On the other hand Lukas Tanner moves to Churchill and works at his own Guiding Star Enterprises, giving tour guides throughout the snowy land of Canada. Even though Lukas has been there for five years, he and Kira’s paths have never crossed.

Lukas and Kira has a past outside of Nothern Canada, there is some background as to what happened to pull them apart. But with Lukas now a free man raising his daughter and Kira unmarried as well, there is much room for attraction to climb between these two characters. I found Kira’s job interesting, I believe this is the first book I’ve read where a polar bear scientist is involved. There’s not a lot of detail about what the job consist of but it is interesting to read the details here. Then there is the thriller of who is after Kira and why is she a target? Could t be something her dead brother had that these people are looking for?

There is quite a bit of action going on here, several twists to the story that will have you wondering what is going on and the question of whodunnit! And you might just be surprised just who is behind all of the suspense! This debut novel is sure worth your read. Pick up this new thriller from new author Laurie Wood and have a seat for a few hours of thrills and chills!

I received this book from Prism 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.

About the Author

Laurie Wood has followed her RCAF serving husband across Canada, raising their two special needs children to adulthood, and “keeping the home fires burning” while she began her writing career. She’s amember of Romance Writers of America, where she’s finalled in several prestigious contests, as well as American Christian Fiction Writers. She writes romantic suspense and historical novels.

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December 3rd:LaunchUplifting ReadsReading Is My SuperPowerMythical BooksDecember 4th:Rockin’ Book ReviewsE-Romance NewsMy Devotional ThoughtsDecember 5th:ColorimetryRemembrancyDecember 6th:Meagan DavenportWishful EndingsChristy’s Cozy CornersDecember 7th:It’s All About the RomanceSplashes of JoyDecember 8th:Grand Final

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1 winner will receive a 100 page hardcover Journal + matching pen, magnetic bookmarks, wooden Christmas ornament, and Abalone and Silver Polar Bear necklace, ebook of NORTHERN DECEIPTION. (NOTE:wooden box holding up bookmarks and ornament pictured is NOT included.)Open to US and CanadaEnds December 12, 2018

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The Cowboy’s Christmas Proposal-A Clean Sweet Romance by Cathy McDavid


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A Cowboy’s Christmas Proposal
(The Sweetheart Ranch #1)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

At a magical time of year…

Can a cowboy help falling in love?

For single dad Owen Caufield, living and working at Sweetheart Ranch for a month is the perfect change of pace. While the cowboy turned wedding officiant can now spend more time with his children, Molly O’Malley, his new boss, is less thrilled. A wedding ranch isn’t the best place for three rambunctious youngsters. But amid the chaos—and the coming holidays—it may be the best place to fall in love…

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Molly O’Malley now lives on a ranch running a wedding venue with her aunt and sister. Only thanks to her aunt, she is left in charge of the business  with her sister making sure the food and wedding cakes are made to perfection. But then Owen Caufield shows up with his three small kids, announcing he is the fill-in wedding officiant. Life is about to get interesting at The Sweetheat Ranch!

This is just the sweetest story! Living in an old ranch house turned wedding venue sounds amazingly wonderful to me. It would be fun running a business like this with family members. It would for sure never be a dull moment. Though Molly was good at what she was doing, I found her attitude and personality a bit much. Or I should say a bit lacking when it came to a certain cowboy. I couldn’t understand why she gave Owen such a difficult time when he went out of his way for her.

Now Owen, he is a different story! I really liked him from the start. And his story with his kids was sad, though he was determined to fix that. I loved that he took full responsibility of his three children. Though they were a handful at times, I had to chuckle when things didn’t go the way they should. It seemed as though every time his kids were out in the open, there was trouble, as it is with any small children, especially when you have three. But Owen was always there, and I loved that about him. And loved that he was determined to make a full month with his 3 work, no matter the cost. And the sweet results at the end was worth every minute he spent with them.

As I said, this is a sweet story, one that you will sure want to read for your own enjoyment. It takes place during the Christmas holidays so it’s a fun and exciting story to read at this time of the year. I encourage you to pick up a copy for your own entertainment!

I received this book from Prism Books 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

In the third grade, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy McDavid made it her goal to read every Black Stallion book ever written. Who knew such an illustrious ambition would eventually lead to a lifelong love of all things western and a career writing contemporary romances for Harlequin? With over 1.2 million books sold, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll.

An “almost” Arizona native, she’s married to her own real-life sweetheart, whom she re-met a few years ago at a high school reunion. Her grown twins are out on their own and finding their happily-ever-afters. In 2014, Cathy retired from the corporate world to write full-time. She now spends her days penning stories about good looking cowboys riding the range, busting a bronc, and sweeping gals off their feet. It a tough job, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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November 7th:
Launch
It’s All About the Romance
Hearts & Scribbles
Candrel’s Crafts, Cook, & Characters
November 8th:
My Devotional Thoughts
Remembrancy
November 9th:
Andi’s Book Reviews
underneath the covers
November 12th:
Kimber Li
E-Romance News
November 13th:
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Colorimetry
Rockin’ Book Reviews
November 14th:
Jorie Loves A Story
Nicole’s Book Musings
November 15th:
Thoughts of a Blonde
Splashes of Joy
Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
November 16th:
I Am A Reader
Book by Book
November 19th:
Book Lover in Florida
Britt Reads Fiction
November 20th:
Heidi Reads…
Reading Is My SuperPower
November 21st:
Grand Finale

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1 winner will receive their choice of two previously published Christmas stories by Cathy McDavid (print or ebook, winner’s choice), a small gift bag of promo bling, a holiday ornament, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card
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Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin

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Legacy of Mercy

(Waves of Mercy #2)

By Lynn Austin

Christian Historical Romance

Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 400 Pages

October 2nd 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

She Knew Her New Life Would Not Be Easy,

But Nothing Could Prepare Her For What Waits Ahead

Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can’t seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she’s learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her discover the whole truth.

But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden. With pressure mounting to keep the past quiet, she discovers daily that her choice to seek God’s purpose for her life isn’t as simple as she had hoped.

When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje’s been helping new Dutch immigrants–including a teen with a troubled history–adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Legacy of Mercy continue the riveting story of socialite Anna Nicholson and her task at trying to find more information about her mom. Anna’s adoptive parents and her fiancée are ready for Anna to forget about her past and live for the future, but Anna needs to find the answers. But will Anna be able to clear her mama’s name.

Though I love both books in this series, I’ll have to say Legacy of Mercy is the better written one. But you definitely need to read the first book, Waves of Mercy first for the story to make sense.

I really like Anna and Dirk. Anna has such a sweet spirit. And even though she was raised with having the finer things, anything she could ask for, she enjoyed the simpler things in life. I love the way Ms. Austin writes the two time differences in such a smooth way. Sometimes the going back and forth between stories gets annoying, but not with this book, or the book before this. These characters seem so realistic, with struggles such as the things we all struggle with. And the most fun part of this book is traveling on the journey, watching Anna as she searches for her mama. and I love  how Ms, Austin weaves the Christian life throughout this entire book. And anyone reading can see what the gospel is all about Throughout this book. That’s what it’s all about!

 This book was given to me by the publisher to read and review and post what I think about the story. This review offers my opinion only. The 5 Star rating is my opinion of how well the story flows, how well written, and just my overall opinion. 

Praise for the Book and this series. 

“Varying points of view, well-placed clues, and an interesting subplot about Anna’s grandmother welcoming Dutch immigrants to Michigan keeps the story interesting. Austin skillfully embeds her strong spiritual message into the actions of her characters, creating a wonderful historical tale that is naturally inspirational.”–Publishers Weekly starred review

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Waves of Mercy

(Waves of Mercy #1)

By Lynn Austin

Christian Historical Romance

Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages

October 4th 2016 by Bethany House Publishers

Haunted by the Unknowns of Their Pasts,

Two Women Search for Answers Along the Shores of Lake Michigan

Chicago socialite Anna Nicholson retreats to the Hotel Ottawa in Holland, Michigan, after breaking her engagement with her wealthy fiancé. Filled with questions about her newfound faith and troubled by a recurring nightmare, Anna finds solace in Derk Vander Veen, a seasonal hotel worker who plans to go into the ministry.

Prompted by a request from her son, Geesje de Jonge begins to sift through memories of emigrating from the Netherlands almost fifty years ago. As she writes them down for the Semi-Centennial anniversary of the town’s settlement, her story takes on a life of its own as she honestly and painfully recalls her regrets, doubts, hardships, and joys. Her story captivates Derk, who sees similarities between Geesje and Anna, and wishes to bring the two together.

Past and present collide as Anna and Geesje seek clarity, but neither expects the revelations that await them.

Praise for the Book

“Interlacing the past with the present-day lives of Anna and Geesje, Austin compassionately delivers a moving tale of family bonds, tests of faith, and abiding love.”–Booklist starred review

“Austin has crafted an interesting, historically accurate portrait of two profoundly different characters: one looking back at life, the other taking her first faltering steps toward independence.”–Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Lynn Austin has sold more than one and a half million copies of her books worldwide. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full-time, she has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home in western Michigan. Learn more at http://www.lynnaustin.org.

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October 15th:

Launch

Cover Lover Book Review

An Indie Adventure

Author Kelly D. Scott

October 16th:

Romancing History

Uplifting Reads

October 17th:

The Power of Words

Hearts & Scribbles

October 18th:

Fiction Aficionado

Splashes of Joy

October 19th:

Wishful Endings

Stacking My Book Shelves!

Rockin’ Book Reviews

October 22nd:

Among the Reads

Book by Book

October 23rd:

Jen Around the World

Heidi Reads…

October 24th:

Jorie Loves A Story

Radiant Light

October 25th:

Tell Tale Book Reviews

Locks, Hooks and Books

October 26th:

Reading Is My SuperPower

Remembrancy

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One Grand Prize Winner will receive Waves of Mercy and Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin and tulip notecards.

Two additional winners will receive Waves and Mercy and Legacy of Mercy.

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Nice to Come Home To by Liz Flaherty

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Nice to Come Home ToBy Liz FlahertyContemporary RomancePaperback & ebook, 384 PagesAugust 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Will an apple a day…

Keep love at bay?

For Cass Gentry, coming home to Lake Miniagua, teenage half sister in tow, is bittersweet. But her half of the orchard she inherited awaits, and so does a fresh face—Luke Rossiter, her new business partner. Even though they butt heads in business, they share one key piece of common ground: refusing to ever fall in love again. But as their lives get bigger, that stance doesn’t feel like enough…

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Cass and Luke had a difficult start from the beginning. As Cass comes home to Lake Miniagua with her teenage sister, she not sure how thing will go with her partner Luke.  But one thing they both had in common is that neither of them wanted to fall in love. They both have a hurtful past that has injured them. But then they did have to work in the orchard that belonged to both of them. There was no way out of spending time together.

Cass and Luke’s story is a beautiful and heartwarming one. I enjoyed watching the two work closely together, attractions were noticeable, but they were so determined to not fall in love. I didn’t read the other books in this series, but I am glad Cass could get together with her friends and find the healing needs. Luke is a sweetheart and as he and Cass grew closer together they were able to let go of their past. I appreciate so much that this is a good clean,  fun, and enjoyable book to read!

I received this book from Prism Book 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.

 

 

 

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About the Autor

Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at themere mention of “why don’t we go…” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.

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August 7th:Andi’s Book ReviewsRemembrancyAmong the ReadsInside the Mind of an Avid Reader

August 8th:E-Romance NewsSplashes of JoyBook Lover in FloridaBritt Reads FictionHandcrafted Reviews

August 9th:Book by BookBecky on BooksThoughts of a BlondMy Life, Loves and Passion

August 10th:My Devotional ThoughtsIt’s All About the RomanceRockin’ Book Reviewsunderneath the covers

August 11th:Grand Finale

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