Formula for a Perfect Life by Christy Hayes

 

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Formula for a Perfect Life
By Christy Hayes
Christian New Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 323 Pages
March 30th 2020

Two practical strangers. One fateful night. Two pink lines.

College senior and obsessive romantic Kayla Cummings’ dreams of a storybook life are spun off course by an unplanned pregnancy after a one-night stand with her secret crush. Devastated, Kayla turns to her roommates and best friends for advice. No matter what she decides, no matter how deeply embarrassed, she has to tell the father.

Ben Strickland’s future is written in stone—as long as he gets a decent score on the Law School Admission Test. Feeling pressure from all sides, Ben struggles to juggle his upcoming finals, another shot at the LSAT, and his needy girlfriend Darcy. When the girl he spent a memorable night with weeks ago shows up at his doorstep pregnant, his already chaotic life spins out of control.

With the clock ticking, decisions to make, and a boatload of people to disappoint, Ben and Kayla embark on a journey neither anticipated—a journey where falling in love might be the biggest surprise of all. But when old hurts and buried secrets pose a greater threat to their future than impending parenthood, will Ben and Kayla go their separate ways or forge a new path to happy ever after?

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About the Author

Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and dogs. Christy writes Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Christian Romance, and Women’s Fiction. When not writing, she’s reading, walking dogs, or stalking her college-aged kids on social media.

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Stay With Me by Becky Wade #SWMPRISM

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Stay with Me (A Misty River Romance #1) By Becky Wade Christian Contemporary Romance Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages May 5th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers

My Rating of this book 

5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ if I could give it more, I sure would. It deserves many more stars! 

 

Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.

When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of an historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.

Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet, can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Wow!! Becky Wade’s books just keep getting better and better. Genevieve Woodward has life altogether, as a very successful Bible Study author, she is famous, sought after, people love her. Her loving family, her mom, dad and sister, the perfect family in everyone’s eyes. But with one note, it all comes crashing down. How would Genevieve ever find the peace of God she has been writing about again?

This book is so very good, I don’t know where to start! The characters are so well crafted, and well developed they actually began to feel like part of my family. So realistic throughout the entire book that it makes the story so real. My heart was captured from the very first page. I wanted to read it slowly in order to grasp every word, but yet I didn’t want to put the book down because I couldn’t stop reading Genevieve and Sam’s story. I love Genevieve because she has the personality that you just have to love. Yet she has flaws just like the rest of us. And I love Sam, he is a man of few words, but what he says is profound and sticks with you. The emotions between these two had me in tears a lot of the time I was reading this book, yet the humor between them had me laughing much of the time. And there was just enough mystery there to balance the entire story out to make it one of the best stories I have read.

I also love the way author Becky Wade weaves the Christian life into the lives of her characters. But shows their flaws just as most people have. And she does it in such a subtle way. This story is truly one of being honest about your failures, letting go, love, forgiveness, grace, hope and second chances. I’d you enjoy Contemporary Romance that is good, clean and oh so enjoyable and entertaining, Stay With Me is one you definitely do not want to miss. I highly recommend this sweet story to everyone! I have only touched the surface of what this story is about. You have to read it for yourself. This book well deserves many more than 5 stars!!

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Take a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5) By Becky Wade Christian Contemporary Romance, Novella ebook, 97 Pages February 25th 2020

When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.

Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.

Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he’s set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.

This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!

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About the Author

Becky Wade is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.

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Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter #ADPrism

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Alaskan Dreams

(Northern Lights #6)

By Beth Carpenter

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

May 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The dream she wants

The love she found

Lauren Shepherd has traded her hectic office job for a quiet life working on an elderly friend’s farm. Risking everything to move to Alaska might just be the perfect opportunity for her—if Lauren can convince handsome and fiercely protective Patrick O’Shea that she’s not swindling his grandmother. But when financial troubles threaten her dream, Lauren and Patrick unite in a hunt for a legendary treasure…only to discover something between them more precious than gold.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Alaskan Dreams was a bit different than any other book I’ve read because of the interesting set of characters here, of which is the goats. How Lauren traveled from Oregon to Alaska in an old beaten up, run down pick up pulling an old run down trailer with goats is a mystery to me. But she mad it to her friend Bonnie’s because this is where Lauren is going to run her goat farm.

This reminds me of years ago when my dad took care of a field full of goats for a neighbor. And in this story, they acted a lot like ours. I think this is the most fun I have had reading a story in a long time. The goats were so much fun, intriguing characters for sure. Bonnie and all of her neighbors were so kind and helpful with the goats. Author Beth Carpenter does a really nice job with this story. The characters were well created and I enjoyed their development throughout this story. And the story was fun and full of enjoyment and entertainment.

If you are in the mood for a clean Romance with a little twist of humor and fun, you will enjoy this one. And even though this is a series, I had no problem reading it as a stand alone. Oh and the cover with the adorable white goad is precious!

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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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Hey Cowboy Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid

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Her Cowboy Sweetheart (The Sweetheart Ranch #4) By Cathy McDavid Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages May 5th 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He’s been a good friend

But can he be her sweetheart?

At Sweetheart Ranch, single mom Carly Leighton finds a fresh start, and a friendly neighbor in former bull rider JD Moreno. Neither are looking for love—Carly must think first of her son, Rickie, while JD is recovering from a career-ending balance disorder. But when her former in-laws demand access to Rickie, Carly turns to JD for support and finds he is becoming more than a friend in need…

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I have read several of Cathy McDavid books and have really enjoyed them so I was excited about reading this one. First of all, this is the sweetest cover, with the cutest little boy and the adorable furry friend. Such a comforting picture. And inside this book, Ms. McDavid deals with many real life challenging situations.

Carly is at Sweetheart Ranch for a fresh start, but she wasn’t looking to spending so much time with her neighbor. Neither was former bull rider JD Moreno looking for or interested in being attracted to anyone. But they found comfort in helping each other out in dealing with life’s problems.

Author Cathy McDavid gives her reader another Heartwarming read. Sometimes it wasn’t so heartwarming though, like when Carly’s inlaws all of a sudden take interest in her son Ricky. I really like the way Ms. McDavid handles the issue, and this is just one of the many lessons you will learn from this book!

I enjoyed getting to know Carly and JD as well as the other characters that make up this book. Cathy McDavid created a wonderful and interesting cast of characters to tell her story. I love how each one developed throughout the story, getting to know what each of their personalities bring to the story. There are several twist that takes place in the story, but the ending was weaved together in a special way that will keep me thinking about the story until we see another book from this author! If you love a good clean Romance, this one is for you. Be sure and check out the other books in this series as well.

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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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Mister B by A. Lynn Byk

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

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This is the #1 Best Selling, Pinnacle Award Recipients

Mister B’s jaunty calculating rhythm offers timely subject matter for adult children caring for parents and grandparents. With middle-age couched between quirky days and minutes of kindness, MISTER B’s confessions roll tide from the earliest days of aerospace engineering in Alabama through World War II and the Cold War secrecy. So, how will life unfold when a chauffeur-cook decides to move into the home of this self-centered, 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist… will she really lend aid?

Mister B is a book that spins Americana like cotton candy. He could care less about being politically correct. That’s not Mr. B’s style. But, it seems his plan is to live forever.

For curiosity seekers of aerospace and structural science, for story lovers of the Greatest Generation and World War II, for family members caring for aging parents… Mister B is a treasure worth unearthing. Lacking education, a child of Polish immigrant parents, Joseph Byk determined to get educated and use what he learned to design flying machines. If you liked the movie, Imagine That, you’ll love this book.

How did Mister B pull himself up by his bootstraps in the 1930s and 1940s? This much is true, that the old’ man views history as his current state, telling all he can manage to repeat, while his new companions embark to redesign his dry acre into a flowering conversation piece where mushroom collecting. The unlikely companions eventually discover why they each still matter.

Joseph Byk was born in 1916, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island son of Polish immigrants. From the disadvantage of rope-tied, baggy pants poverty, Mister B becomes a man whose search for meaning defies gravity as much as his work on the 1930s new flight trainers and spacecraft do. How does he do it?

This instructive and humorous aerospace memoir, Mister B, offers biographical tender family stories, irony, and historic photographs to make a disgruntled reader furiously happy. It can be found in the grumpy old men’s section at your local bookstore…aging older men.

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PRAISE FOR MISTER B:

“A wonderful book, brimming with humor and spirituality. The characters are lovingly drawn and Byk provides her readers with a day-by-day recounting of how her life intersects with the indefatigable Mister B, whose memory seems almost photographic even at the age of 98! The book is enlivened by photographs from early-to-middle twentieth century America. A very worthwhile multi-generational read.” -Jan Kalickion

“Byk fully constructs Mr. B, from the Rhode Island coastal awe in his voice to his penchant for mustard on peeled egg. In these small, perfectly executed moments, Byk brings her fascinating family to life for readers with warm and genuinely funny wit…” – KIRKUS REVIEW

A jaunty & terrific confessional of unusual love. If you liked Driving With Miss Daisy, or No Highway in the Sky, Mister B’s survival tactics may also help you stay above the curve. – Verified Reader

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is a true story if a daughter in law and her relationship with her father in law, Mister B. The name given to him by his wife still stuck with him, even after her death. I find it interesting that they book is written more like a journal or diary, with dates of each entries posted. Mister B was a realkt good storyteller, therefore there was a lot to write about in this journal. Being a little stubborn, Mister B insisted on staying in his own home as long as he could. I mean, a man in his 90’s that can fend for himself was something to be proud of.

The author does a fine job of relaying through her writings the journey she and her husband go through the steps of caring for the father-in-law. How they sold their houses, the issues good and bad happening during the ordeal. Sometimes I found the author a bit whiny about things she couldn’t do a thing about, or things that didn’t concern her. And she was a bit annoying and boring at time, and it was difficult to keep reading. But I really like the old man, I enjoyed his conversations, his humor and his not so humorous times.

All in all this is a nice book to read. If you like reading true stories, and memoirs, you will enjoy Mister B’s story. Its a book you can refer back to, a book that can be read at different times. You don’t really have to read it all at once.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Mister B is a retired WWII, and cold war stress physicist for Martin Company, Lockheed Martin, NASA, and the Department of Defense.

Co-Author, Lynn Byk is a pen name. Her past writing resume includes being a Denver music critic, a paralegal, and a poet. Writing with an edge of cynicism with a soft middle of one part sadness, two-parts curiosity, she chronicles how it came to be that Mister B’s power to entice by goodwill, facts, and figures becomes a love language. BYK is honored to be the Readers’ Favorite Silver Medalist recipient in the category of Christian Living (2018). She is a compassionate and entertaining storyteller as well as a diligent investigator.

“Byk fully constructs Mr. B, from the Rhode Island coastal awe in his voice to his penchant for mustard on peeled egg. In these small, perfectly executed moments, Byk brings her fascinating family to life for readers with warm and genuinely funny wit…” – KIRKUS REVIEW

Journey to Twilight By Charmayne Hafen #LOTPrism

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Journey to Twilight

(Land of Twilight Trilogy #1)

By Charmayne Hafen

Middle Grade Fantasy

Paperback & ebook, 113 Pages

November 1st 2019 by Capture Books

Sam and Lorna’s bike challenge becomes far more than a neighborhood race in this action-adventure fantasy for intermediate grades.

Riding over a cairn at sunset, Lorna surfaces in Twilight, where she is given three impossible tasks to complete before her heart’s desire is granted.

Story Line: Avid sixth-grade mountain biker, Lorna Wilson, moves to Crestwood, Arizona, after her parents’ divorce. Unpacking, Lorna seeks a way to fit into the new crowd when a girl named Ally knocks on her front door.

Splashing in the pool at Ally’s house, Lorna learns about the bike challenge created by a scar-faced neighborhood legend, Samuel Black. She hears herself boasting that she can take on Samuel Black in his own race and win. Lorna’s words quickly come back to bite her.

Although none of the kids will root for the new girl, an ancient cairn opens to the Land of Twilight giving Lorna an opportunity to win anything her heart desires.

Illustrations are by award-winning artist, Brianna Osaseri.

Thematic: Time travel ages 9-12; action-adventure; Female protagonist survives parents’ divorce; confidence and friendship; conflict opens to opportunity; Celtic; Jamaican; Multi-racial; coming of age fantasy for pre-teens with some paranormal, magical or mystical places and events. Intermediate grades. Book 1 in a series.

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“Lorna sighed. Warm tears slid down the sides of her face. She felt lonelier than she had ever felt in her entire life. Sam knew she’d mistreated him. He was no longer her friend, and now Jenny was ignoring her, too. Ally hadn’t written or called her in over a month. She was probably loving her new town and school. She’d probably long forgotten Lorna wasting away in Phoenix. She had no one.”

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Return to Twilight

(Land of Twilight Trilogy #2)

By Charmayne Hafen

Middle Grade Fantasy

Paperback & ebook, 142 Pages

January 21st 2020 by Capture Books

In this second book of the Land of Twilight Trilogy, seventh-grade Lorna struggles with the meaning of friend like, how to be one, how to choose one, and how to keep one.

Lorna rejects her dad, deceives her mom, and turns her back on the ethereal Land of Twilight. She even turns on her best friend, Sam, in favor of gaining the attention of a new girl in the neighborhood, Jenny. Lorna sheds her own social norms, stealing and hiding as she pretends to enjoy her second year in challenging Crestwood, Arizona.

It has to be Sam’s turn to do what true friends do.

An exciting read for readers ages 9-13 who enjoy Celtic mythology, magic, and busting the dust of the Arizona desert with your best friend.

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Trouble to Twilight

(Land of Twilight Trilogy #3)

By Charmayne Hafen

Middle Grade Fantasy

Paperback & ebook, 129 Pages

April 1st 2020 by Capture Books

How can the most colorful world in the universe turn hapless and gray?! That’s what mystifies both Sam and Lorna.

Trix falls from the Land of Twilight, showing up at the discarded camper shell in the Arizona desert where Sam and Lorna are making their secret plans.

Trix and Melvin focus on the Land of Realtime because the lives of both Lorna and Sam have interwoven with the Land of Twilight. How can the four unravel themselves?

A tragic accident forces Sam to again realize that life can change suddenly. Now he and Lorna must rethink what in life is most important to them.

History, philosophy, and faith enter the scene through interdimensional time travel. The Land of Twilight Trilogy is filled with adventure and supernatural elements for readers ages 9-12. With its relatable characters and fast-moving plot, Sam and Lorna discover their priorities. As Sam faces unbearable consequences, he learns the bonds of true friendship and personal truth are real.

Readers are given not only an interesting story filled with allegorical elements about the meaning of faith, but are also challenged to think about their own ideas of reality and meaning.

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Charmayne Hafen has been writing since she was nine years old when she kept a private journal documenting love and loss in her fourth-grade class. In 2016, she published her first book, The Land Of Twilight, which was selected as a winner in the category of Juvenile Fiction in the Winter 2017 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Using knowledge and skills acquired from her MA in counseling, Charmayne wrote The Land Of Twilight series to help kids navigate the sometimes difficult waters of divorce. Her love of Celtic mythology also influenced the book. The first book in the series has been republished under a new title called Journey To Twilight which will be available November 1, 2019. There will be two more books in the series coming out early [2020].

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Formula for a Perfect Life By Christy Hayes #FPLPrism

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Formula for a Perfect Life By Christy Hayes Christian New Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 323 Pages March 30th 2020

Two practical strangers. One fateful night. Two pink lines.

College senior and obsessive romantic Kayla Cummings’ dreams of a storybook life are spun off course by an unplanned pregnancy after a one-night stand with her secret crush. Devastated, Kayla turns to her roommates and best friends for advice. No matter what she decides, no matter how deeply embarrassed, she has to tell the father.

Ben Strickland’s future is written in stone—as long as he gets a decent score on the Law School Admission Test. Feeling pressure from all sides, Ben struggles to juggle his upcoming finals, another shot at the LSAT, and his needy girlfriend Darcy. When the girl he spent a memorable night with weeks ago shows up at his doorstep pregnant, his already chaotic life spins out of control.

With the clock ticking, decisions to make, and a boatload of people to disappoint, Ben and Kayla embark on a journey neither anticipated—a journey where falling in love might be the biggest surprise of all. But when old hurts and buried secrets pose a greater threat to their future than impending parenthood, will Ben and Kayla go their separate ways or forge a new path to happy ever after?

EXCERPT FROM THIS BOOK

“This exhausted sick phase is going to pass.” Her mom’s voice was soft and careful. “When it does, your body is going to change. You’ll have ultrasounds at your appointments—probably at your first—and at least one more after that. You’ll be able to hear the heartbeat, see the baby grow, watch it wiggle its fingers and toes, eventually feel it kick and move. There’s an amazing connection between a mother and her unborn child that happens long before the baby’s born.”

Kayla watched her mom’s expression turn introspective, watched her own hand move over her stomach, watched her mom regard her with seeking eyes. “This isn’t helping.”

She placed a hand on Kayla’s arm. “I know you. I know your soft and tender heart. As much as you’d love to wrap this baby up in a neat little bow and present it to a family who desperately wants a child of their own, I don’t see you walking away. Since abortion is off the table—and Dad and I are proud of you for making that choice—his reaction the other night was shock—the only option left is to keep the baby.”

“I know that.”

“You know what?”

“I know I probably can’t give the baby away. I love the idea of it. I’ve looked at some websites. I know there’s a need.”

“But?”

Kayla played with the hem of her shirt, rolling and unrolling it between her fingers. “I’m going to get attached. Even knowing it’s the right thing to do, I don’t think I can give it away and live with myself. I’d always wonder. I’d always miss it. I’d never recover.”

Jessica’s grip tightened. “Tell Ben. Stop pretending you’ve got options and start talking reality. You’re going to have a baby. You live here. He lives hours away. You’re going to be noticeably pregnant at school. You need to figure out how this is going to work for both of you. The sooner the better.”

Kayla blinked back tears and tried to swallow the grimy grit of regret. “I’m sorry, Mom. I know you and Dad are so disappointed in me.”

Her mother sighed and her shoulders drooped. “We’re disappointed, sure, but we’ll get over it. Right now, we’re worried. Pregnant and unmarried at twenty-one isn’t what we’d hoped for you, but it’s not the end of the world. No matter the circumstance, a child is a blessing. We’ll make do. We’ll figure things out. You’re not alone.” She sat up straight and tilted her head, a sure sign she’d saved the best for last. “But honey, Dad and I are not going to step in and take over. You and Ben got yourselves into this mess, and you and Ben need to come up with a solution.”

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Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and dogs. Christy writes Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Christian Romance, and Women’s Fiction. When not writing, she’s reading, walking dogs, or stalking her college-aged kids on social media.

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Spotlight for One Little Lie by Colleen Coble #OLLPrism

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One Little Lie (Pelican Harbor #1) By Colleen Coble Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages March 3rd 2020 by Thomas Nelson

It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

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“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author

“Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you’ll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy’s story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.’ —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

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Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series.

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Caught by the Sheriff
(Turtleback Beach #1)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

If she follows her heart…

Will he follow the law?

Turtleback Beach, North Carolina, would be paradise—if Faye Donovan wasn’t on the run. With her sister’s life in danger and her small niece to protect, Faye tries to avoid handsome town sheriff Carlos Ryker. But Carlos offers her a refuge, and Faye feels she’s finally found home. And yet he’s still the sheriff. Can she trust him with the truth…even if it means risking everything?

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Almost a Bride
(Turtleback Beach #2)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
June 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can he love her…

And keep her safe?

No one in Turtleback Beach knows that veterinarian Grayson Zale is in the witness protection program—not even the woman who left him at the altar. When a joint inheritance brings Mandi Rivers back to their small seaside town, Gray can’t deny that their connection is as strong as ever. But his mysterious past remains between them; can he reveal the truth without endangering Mandi—and their future?

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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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The Prince and the Wedding Planner by Jennifer Faye

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The Prince and the Wedding Planner (The Bartolini Legacy #1) By Jennifer Faye Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

When different worlds collide…

…sparks fly!

With her family name on the line, wedding planner Bianca Bartolini needs this royal wedding to go perfectly—she can’t afford distractions. Too bad the bride’s dashing brother has other plans! Duty-bound Crown Prince Leo has mere weeks to announce his own engagement, but none of the candidates measure up to Bianca. They’re the most unlikely match, but might that just make them perfect for one another?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is a sweet Heartwarming story as Bianca Bartolini plans Princess Gia’s wedding. And she just couldn’t fall for the Prince’s brother Leo, but the more time they were together the stronger the attraction grew.

I had to fall in love with Prince Leo, as it seems a lot if people felt the same. He was the most charming man, loyal to his royal heritage. I enjoyed Prince Leo and Bianca’s story and I followed their journey. The author does a great job of writing this story, weaving together the many different issues going on, and giving readers a wonderful story that will stay with me for a while. Some couples I just can’t get off my mind, and this as one of them. If you enjoy romance, check this one out. It’s a pretty fast read, and will give you a few hours of enjoyment and entertainment.

I would like to thank the author/publisher for a copy of this book. 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’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Book Blitz: Second Chance for the Single Dad by Carol Ross #SCSDPrism

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Second Chance for the Single Dad By Carol Ross Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’ll save him a dance…

…if he follows his heart.

Dance teacher Camile Wynn has a new student. Reclusive Rhys McGrath is learning to waltz so he can take his orphaned niece to a father-daughter dance. Camile is surprised by her connection with him, but there’s a generous heart behind Rhys’s awkward exterior. When she learns Rhys could lose custody of his niece, Camile goes behind his back to help him…but will her lies end up hurting him instead?

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Two lessons, one dance, Camile reminded herself. Get in, get out, done.

“Good! You got this. Again,” she said.

Rhys repeated the movement.

“Now, this time, don’t stop. Just keep box stepping, and I’ll do it with you.” They performed the movements together with Camile counting and snapping her fingers.

Still moving, she danced around in a half circle until she was facing him, mirroring his steps. “Excellent. And there you have it. Now you’re going to try it with me.”

He stopped in his tracks, brow lines back in full force.

Facing him, Camile patted her left shoulder and instructed, “Right hand here.” He complied, and she ignored how nice the heat of his hand felt as it seeped through the thin fabric of her tank top. “Left arm up.” He obeyed. Silently, she admitted there was something vaguely satisfying about barking orders at him. But this action, the press of his palm against hers, the feel of the work-roughened texture of his skin, her hand enfolded in his, was slightly more difficult to ignore. She told herself it was just the shock of it all, being here with him. Dancing.

“Ah,” he said, tilting his chin toward the floor again. “Now I see why you’re wearing heels.”

“Is that your way of insulting my height?” she joked, breaking her own rule before she could stop herself.

He brought his gaze back up and locked it on to hers, and Camile was a little taken aback by the intensity she saw there. “No. Absolutely not. Why would that be insulting? I’m sorry if you took it that way.”

“Um, it’s—it’s fine,” she stammered. “I was joking. I know I’m short. It would be difficult to forget as the only short person in a family of very tall people. You know, recessive genes or whatever.”

“That would not be the case,” he said. “Height is polygenic. And there are other variables. It’s more quantitative than that. So the term recessive doesn’t apply when it comes to height.”

Camile squinted up at him, trying to decide if he was serious. When he didn’t blink, she said, “I know. At least three genes are involved and like six alleles, right?” Genetics had been one of her favorite premed courses. “Plus, there are nutritional and environmental factors. I wasn’t being literal. I was exaggerating for effect. Making fun of the fact that I drew the short straw in my family.” She added a wink.

Gaze narrowed in on her, he shook his head a couple of times very slowly as if thinking carefully about how to respond.

Embarrassed by her lame joke, she clarified, “That was a bad pun. Sorry.”

When he spoke, his eyes traveled over her while his mouth hinted at a smile. “No, you’re wrong. It was not a bad pun. It was a very good pun. But there’s nothing inferior about your genetic fate. Quite the contrary. Height is also a very subjective preference as far as attractiveness goes. Studies have shown that shorter women with discernible curves are the most symmetrically pleasing. I happen to agree with the consensus.”

Camile stared into his earnest blue eyes and felt her lips part. What the…? Her neck went hot as she tried to wrap her brain around this moment. Obviously, the man was brilliant in a way that resulted in a unique perspective. But the part that had her speechless was the fact that he’d just given her a really lovely compliment. Like, spellbindingly good. And he seemed sincere. Granted, the delivery wasn’t the smoothest, but the meaning was there. It also caught her off guard and made her feel warm in even more surprising ways. Ways she shouldn’t feel. Not with Rhys McGrath, date absconder, social snob and possibly worse, if any of the rumors were true.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of what is now known as free range parents, she developed a love of the outdoors at a very early age. As a writer, Carol loves to breathe the life she has lived into the characters she creates, grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.

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Love Overboard By Rachelle Paige Campbell

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Love Overboard By Rachelle Paige Campbell Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 202 Pages February 24th 2020 by Wild Rose Press

Forced to share a stateroom with her ex-fiancé, Caitlyn fakes amnesia to stay on board her dream Alaskan cruise. Torn over deciding his future, Cruise Director Gregory tumbles into helping her. As they grow closer, unspoken secrets threaten to rip them apart, for good.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Love Overboard is a really nice short and sweet romance read. Caitlyn found herself in a shockingly embarrassing Alaskan cruise, one that was suppose to be with her sister, but turned out very differently. In the beginning, I grew to like these characters, and the plot kept me wanting to keep reading to know the ending. The cruise was a fun setting, though the atmosphere was not the fun happy place Caitlyn wanted to be. Her sister was to be her roommate, not a strange guy she had never met named Greg. But she was determine to take the crhise anyway, but she didn’t aimed for it to change her life completely like it did.

I think this is more of a novella, because it is rather short. And I enjoy a short book at times when I don’t have the time to read a full book. For me, it seemed that the characters didn’t fully develop as deep as I wanted them to. But all in all it is a great romance to read. I encourage you to check this  book out for a fee hours of entertainment and enjoyment.

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I write contemporary romance novels filled with heart and hope. I believe love and laughter can change lives and every story needs a happily ever after.

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No Chance Meeting by Jaye #NCMPrism

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No Chance Meeting (No Chance Love #1) By Jaye Elliot Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 393 Pages February 11th 2020 by Living Sword Publishing

Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art career, she has nowhere left to turn. She once had faith to believe that all things would work together for good, but that faith died with her brother. Now she just wants the pain to end.

Riley Conrad served thirteen years in the military until three bullets sent him home. After a year and a half of physical therapy and scraping together a living, all he wants is to live a simple life and perhaps even open the coffee shop he dreams about. However, the weight of failing his parents’ expectations doesn’t make it easy, and working as a bartender isn’t getting him anywhere fast.

Could a “chance” meeting between Alex and Riley set them both on the path God always intended?

EXCERPT 

They stepped outside and descended the stairs down to Alexs small, private porch. Dia was just coming out the front door with a pitcher of lemonade and a basket sure to contain homemade sweets she set on her antiqued patio table. Tonight was the weekly knitting get-together she hosted. Shed invited Alex more than once, but there was nothing like the thought of joining a knitting club to make her feel like a spinster.

Alex,she said cheerfully when she looked up. Her gaze drifted to Riley and then back to Alex, sparkling with curiosity.

Alex paused with Riley at her side. This is Riley Conrad. We work together and . . . hes my boyfriend. Hes taking me out to dinner tonight.She shared a quick smile with Riley.

Dia looked positively delighted. This would certainly dominate tonights conversation with her friends.

How wonderful! Im very pleased to meet you, Riley. Im sure youll take very good care of that young lady.

Alex had no idea if she said it in a completely innocent manner or if it was actually more of a challenge. She almost giggled to think of Dia giving Riley a subtle threat behind that pleased smile of hers.

Very seriously, he promised, Yes, ma’am.”

Her smile turned to one of satisfaction. Enjoy your evening.

You too,Alex replied.

She and Riley walked to the street where hed parked his truck. He opened the door for her, just as he did whenever he picked her up for work. She had been positively thrilled to ride with him the first time. There was just something about old trucks that couldnt be beat.

When Riley got in, he said, I have an idea your landlady could be dangerous if provoked.

Alex laughed outright. You caught that then? Im thinking the same thing. I could just see her gathering up her friends and coming after you with brooms and knitting needles if you break my heart.

He glanced over at her, his smile teasing, yet serious at the same time. “I’ll have to make sure not to break your heart then.

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Jaye Elliot is an award-winning author, country girl, and hopeless romantic at heart. She loves a good hero and will always sigh happily during the lights scene in Tangled. She writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which she shares with three cats she considers her kids. When not writing romance novels, she pens fantasy and adventure stories as Jaye L. Knight.

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The Fifth Avenue Story Society By Rachel Hauck #StorySocTour

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What was your motivation behind THE FIFTH AVENUE STORY SOCIETY? Why did you want to write it?

The idea came after I spoke to a local writers group. One of the leaders mentioned their “story circles” and an idea was born. The Story Circle was the original title and had seven characters instead of five. But from the beginning it was about a group of strangers discovering who they were as they told their stories. The idea hit me so profoundly I went home from the meeting and wrote a synopsis in minutes and fired it off to my agent. He wrote back, “Love it!” The story felt right. I could “see” it so I knew I had to write it.

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?
That God knows your story. We all have ups and downs in our lives but God, the great author of our faith and lives, is working things together for our good. The five protagonists have a happy ending. Not always the one they wanted or expected but one designed by their Creator. Also, that we need each other. Our stories are not complete without friends and family, even strangers, in our lives.
If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?
“You are never without hope.”
Share something about you that is unique – maybe about how/where you write… or favorite snack foods?

I have a two story “tower” or turret built by an artist friend of ours who moved away about a year after he built it. He and his family all but gifted the house to my husband and I, and I moved into this amazing office space. From my second story windows, all I see is trees. I use this room only to write. It’s my work space. I try not to eat in here or watch movies. It’s reserved for creative work space. I work mostly in the afternoons. Mornings are for prayer, exercise, errands. I usually finish the day in the late afternoon while fast drafting and into the evening while rewriting and editing. My favorite snack food, which I don’t have often, is chips!

The Fifth Avenue Story Society
By Rachel Hauck
Christian Contemporary Romance
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 400 Pages
February 4th 2020 by Thomas Nelson

An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.

Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.

Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.

Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.

Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.

Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.

When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to reveal their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.

Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.

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EXERPT FROM THIS BOOK

“One day when you’re like forty or fifty, you’ll look back on your life and wonder what happened to the Jett Wilder who hoped, who dreamed. You’ll be completely unaware that your shallow, lonely existence was carved out by a faded, twisted memory of a morning on a mountaintop. That you’re haunted by the ghost of your dead brother.”

“That won’t happen. What you just said.”

“In some ways it already has, Jett. Between you and me.”

“Don’t put the demise of our marriage squarely on me or Storm’s death. You played a part.”

She stepped back. “You’re right. I buried myself in work for fear of rejection. But ever since I told my story at the society meeting, I feel relief. I see what I’ve been doing. Now I wish I’d gone to homecoming with Dad and walked in with my head high, ready to twist the night away. Twelve years later, Dad and I could reminisce about how much fun we had. I don’t even know where Carnie is now. And there’s a good chance we’d have broken up by Christmas, or on the ski trip. We were never meant to be. Yet I let his rejection and the opinions of others, all my experiences of moving and trying to fit in, taint me.” She raised her chin. “Well, no more. I’m sick of it. I’m commanding my life.”

“What if Zane comes crawling back?”

“Depends, but I think my time at ZB is over. I really do. As soon as I get another job, I’ll resign.” Her confidence came from a real, deep place.

“He always gets to you, Lexa. I’ll believe it when I see it.”

“Watch me.” Lexa marched for the wide barn doors, praying, hoping he’d follow her. Because out there was the real world, the one where she’d have to walk the walk of the talk she just talked. “As for you, Jett Wilder, don’t you dare stay on that mountain with Storm, or stuck in this barn reading your books, worshipping dead authors who lied. You were born for more.”

From The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck. Used with the permission of the publisher, Thomas Nelson. Copyright © 2020 by Rachel Hauck. Learn more at TNZ Fiction

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“Hauck inspires and uplifts with this mix of tales.” – Publishers Weekly

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Rachel Hauck is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pet and writes from her ivory tower.
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A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate #GirlsGuideTour

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A Girl’s Guide to the Outback By Jessica Kate Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages January 28th 2020 by Thomas Nelson

How far will a girl go to win back a guy she can’t stand? This funny, sweet, and romantic story proves that opposites do attract—and that God has a sense of humor.

Samuel Payton is a passionate youth pastor in Virginia, but below the surface, he’s still recovering from the blow of a failed business and insecurities he can’t shake. His coworker, start-up expert Kimberly Foster, is brilliant, fearless, and capable, but years of personal rejection have left her defensive and longing for a family. Two people have never been more at odds—or more attracted to one another. And every day at work, the sparks sure do fly.

When Kimberly’s ambitious plans for Sam’s ministry butt up against his risk-averse nature, Sam decides that obligations to family trump his work for the church. He quits the ministry and heads home to Australia to help his sister, Jules, save her struggling farm. As Kimberly’s grand plans flounder, she is forced to face the truth: that no one can replace Sam. Together they strike up a deal: If Kimberly comes to work on Jules’s dairy farm and lends her business brains to their endeavor, then maybe—just maybe—Sam will reconsider his future with the church.

As Kimberly tries her hand at Australian farm life, she learns more about herself than she could’ve ever expected. Meanwhile Sam is forced to re-evaluate this spunky woman he thought he already knew. As foes slowly morph into friends, they wonder if they might be something even more. But when disaster strikes the farm, will Sam find it within himself to take a risk that could lead to love? And will Kimberly trust God with her future?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I really enjoyed this interesting story from author Jessica Kate. I love that the characters and sassy and stubborn because it kept me more interested in the story and makes me story flow. Written by an Australian author, readers flow the journey with Sam as he returns to his homeland to help out his mom and sister on their farm. And I learned an amazing amount of Aussie slang as it was used throughout the book. I know some missionaries in Australia, so I enjoyed all of the details of the scenes taking place there.

The cast of mixed characters give a lot of flavor to the story. There are many times you will find yourself laughing, and there are some sad moments ad well. The Christian lifestyle was weaved throughout the story in a somewhat subtle way. And it had a sweet ending. The only thing I wasn’t really fond of in the story was some of the words that were used to describe a few things. And though its only a few times, it saddens me because I can’t suggest this for a teenager to read. Which I could if these words were left out. I read an ARC, maybe the final release with be different. If you are looking for a humorous, sweet yet crazy read, this is one you will love.

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’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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Australian author Jessica Kate writes inspirational romances with wit, sass, and grit. Jessica is a screenwriting groupie, cohost of the StoryNerds vlog and podcasts, and her favorite place to be—apart from Mum and Dad’s back deck—is a theme park. She has traveled North America and Australia, and samples her favorite pasta wherever she goes—but the best (so far) is still the place around the corner from her corporate day job as a training developer. She loves watching sitcoms with her housemates and being a leader in a new church plant.

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A Child’s Gift (Texas Rebels #8) By Linda Warren

 

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A Child’s Gift
(Texas Rebels #8)

By Linda Warren

Contemporary Romance: Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages

December 1st 2019: by Harlequin Heartwarming

My Rating: 5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Will an abandoned child bring them together?

Or tear them apart?

Cowboy Jericho Johnson lives a good life working on the Rebel family’s Texas ranch. All he’s missing is a wonderful woman like Anamarie Wiznowski. But Rico’s troubled past and Ana’s disapproving family conspire against them. When Rico is named guardian to a four-year-old boy, he asks Ana for help. And suddenly, he’s falling faster than Christmas snow…for Ana, sweet little Dusty and life as a family man!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is an amazing, and well written story. I was surprised to see all of the 3 and 4 star reviews. It’s not an easy story to read, with all of the deep heartbreaks and disappointments. Jail, and life had made Rico a very angry man, with walls so thick and high it was difficult for anyone to break through. After time in prison, he was shunned by everyone, until he saved the life of a well known family. Even with the Rebel family giving him a home and family, the bitterness was too strong to realize what this family was giving him. Then he found a hungry little boy, with no one to raise him, and with the help of Anamarie, his friend at the local bakery, they were able to get temporary custody,  prompting the mom to sign Dusty over to Rico because of more jail time. But then, they found she had played them.

I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone with the level of anger Rico had. The toughest part of reading this book is following Rico and his hurtful situation. And the way he shut everyone out, especially Anamarie. Yet he and Dusty had a love and connection that was amazing. And Anamarie had struggles of her own. It was all so real and I truly felt like I was there, in the story. Living the pain with them. And both families were nice people, but the Rebel family sounded almost to good to be true. I fell in love with them immediately. But Dusty was my favorite character. I love that little boy. I love the adoption story, even thought it was heartbreaking,  it was also Heartwarming as well. And the ending is one that will stay with me for a very long time!

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’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

Excerpt

“So you’ll be busy.”

“Not so busy that I can’t take care of Dusty.” Why wasn’t he asking her to marry him? They loved each other, didn’t they?

“Well, then.” He placed his hands on his knees. “I guess we should get married. We can go to the courthouse or Wyatt can marry us.”

In all the years she dreamed about someone asking her to marry them, it wasn’t like this. She stood up, anger in every part of her body. “I’m not getting married at the courthouse or by Wyatt Carson.”

“Why not?” He was genuinely puzzled and that eased the anger inside her.

“Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of walking down the aisle on my dad’s arm in a white dress. My sisters and I used to play Bride. We’d walk down the hall with a pillowcase over our heads holding some fake flowers of our mom’s. Sometimes Bubba played dad. I want to get married in the church.”

He frowned. “Anamarie, I’m not into big weddings.”

“It would be just my family and your family.”

“I don’t have a family.”

“Excuse me. Who are the Rebels?”

“They’re my employers.”

He was putting up walls and she had to go at this another way. “Where do you spend your holidays?”

“At Miss Kate’s and on Christmas morning I go to Egan’s first and then to Miss Kate’s.”

“Really? I don’t know many people who go to their employers’ house on Christmas.”

“They’re good to me, but we’re not blood.”

“And that matters to you? Because I don’t see it mattering to the Rebels.” Why was it so hard for him to admit that he was a part of the Rebel family? The walls he had built around himself were getting thicker and she didn’t know if she could get through to make him understand how much she loved him and how much the Rebels loved him.

She sat on the coffee table again, giving him a few minutes. As the clock ticked away, he said nothing. She finally asked, “What are you going to do about Dusty?”

“I can’t let him go into foster care.”

“Then do something about it.”

After a moment, he said, “Okay, I guess we’ll do the wedding thing you want.” His voice held a tinge of resentment that didn’t sit well with her.

She got up from the coffee table. “I’m going to pack my things, but I won’t leave until the morning. I want to say goodbye to Dusty.”

“What? Wait?” As she walked by his chair, he caught her hand. “What are you talking about?”

“I don’t want to feel as if I’m forcing you into marriage. It has to be something you want, too, and clearly you don’t.”

“I’m just trying to get this right.”

“Well, you got it wrong.” She took a deep breath. “Rico, when a man proposes to a woman, she wants to hear more than we should get married. I need more if I’m going to spend my life with you. And you seem very hesitant to offer that.”

“What do you mean? You know I love you. I’ve been crazy about you for years.”

The magic words would have been wonderful if he hadn’t tacked on you know.

She placed her hand over her heart. “I love you, Rico, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

He got to his feet, still holding her hand. “The only person I’ve ever loved is my great-grandmother and it’s hard for me to recognize those emotions after everything that has happened to me. But I know that I love you. I love you more than I’ve loved anyone in my whole life. Will you marry me and help me make a home for Dusty?”

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The Christmas Kiss by Virginia McCullough

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The Christmas Kiss (Back to Bluestone River #2) By Virginia McCullough Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages December 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

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Will working together

…lead to together forever?

Recently divorced, Parker Davis needs to focus on his new job so he can provide a stable home for his daughter in time for the Christmas holidays. The problem is, he’s frequently at odds with his boss. He and Emma O’Connell approach everything differently. Yet he finds her intriguing, and Bluestone River festivities keep pushing them together—often enough that two people at odds could find themselves evenly matched in love!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

What a sweet Christmas story! This is a bit of a change for me in a while. In The Christmas Kiss, Parker is divorced and Emma is still on the mends after surgery. Both a little more  mature and apprehensive about a relationship, and I found Emma and Parker’s story very heartwarming.  I already loved Emma from reading the first book in this series, and Parker grew on me the longer I read about him. I feel this author does a really nice job in developing the relationship between Parker and Emma, as well as Parker’s daughter, though she was not as outgoing.

I really like the Bluestone River community and enjoyed being back for a visit. The scenes and details of this little place makes me feel at home. And with the Christmas decorations and festivities, it is just when you want to be for a part of your Christmas Season.  I encourage you to check out this book. You are sure to have hours of entertainment, enjoyment and Holiday pleasure as you read The Christmas Kiss.

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’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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A Family for Jason (Back to Bluestone River #1) By Virginia McCullough Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s not home for keeps

Unless he proves first love is forever

Bluestone River is a minefield of memories for Mike Abbot—all involving Ruby Driscoll. Twenty years after scandal divided them, they’re both back in their hometown. Ruby’s visit is strictly temporary. But as she uses her trauma expertise to help his vulnerable son, Mike faces what his heart has always known. Ruby’s still his one and only. This time, can he convince her to stay?

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Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia McCullough has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.

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The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson

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The Dating Charade By Melissa Ferguson Contemporary Romance, Christian Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 336 Pages December 3rd 2019 by Thomas Nelson

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Just when you think you’ve met your match . . . the charade begins.

Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.

But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.

No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?

Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way.

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Jett was a bona fide hero.

And she couldn’t let him go.

Pulling herself back to the present, Cassie shook out the pink tablecloth and threw it across the Ping-Pong table, shaking out her thoughts as she did so.

Meanwhile, Bree, with crossed arms, stared at her as though she’d watched every bit of Cassie’s playback reel. “Listen, if you don’t call him, I’m going to. I’ll marry him myself, Cassandra Everson.”

“You wouldn’t.”

“With the story you’ve told me three hundred times? Oh, indeed I would. And make you my maid of honor. So call him. Now.” Bree turned back to the storage closet and threw the door open. When she emerged, she was carrying a stack of cups four feet high. “I’ll get the ice and tea while you call him.”

Oh, she planned to.

At the perfect moment.

Cassie split the cups and arranged them on the table. Then gave a look around the game room of the Haven, which the Leadership Club was transforming in a matter of hours into the Valentine’s Dance venue of the century. Bailey and Keely were pushing the beanbags to the corner of the movie area. Savannah draped pink streamers across the line of computers. Caden stood in the corner, playing with Cassie’s phone—or rather, playlist—where it was hooked up to one of the large, borrowed speakers.

From The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson. Used with the permission of the publisher, Thomas Nelson. Copyright © 2019 by Melissa Ferguson.

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Melissa Ferguson is an adjunct professor for Bible and religion at King University. She lives in the charming town of Bristol, Tennessee, with her husband, twin toddlers, and baby girl. She used to have hobbies like running and backpacking the Appalachian Trail outside her door. Now her hobbies include admiring the Appalachian Trail out her minivan window while singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” en route to the library.

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In Love by Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb

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In Love by Christmas (City by the Bay Stories #5) By Cari Lynn Webb Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages December 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

This Christmas, two worlds collide

…under the mistletoe!

All Theo Taylor wants for Christmas is a profitable year-end and a flawless wedding for his sister. Hiring beautiful but unknown designer Josie Beck is a huge risk, especially when the Taylors’ reputation is at stake. Josie is sweet, kind and impossible to resist. But is Josie about to destroy Theo’s perfect wedding plan…or is she the answer to his heart’s secret Christmas wish?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I really enjoyed reading In Love by Christmas. It covers the Christmas holidays pretty well, with Thor being the CEO of his large family business, with no time to really spend with family because he is always working. To the vintage wedding dress found my his sister one she wants to wear in her own Christmas wedding. But there is a lot if family drama to weed through if Adriana wears this family heirloom. And can the family agree on anything? It seems as though they can not.

I like the fact that author Cari Lynn Webb writes clean Heartwarming stories, and especially this one we can read during the Holiday Season. I love these characters, they seem so real, and the story is so realistic, it’s like watching day to day lives of real people. I love the contrast of Thor and his busy company, and Josie and her small designer business. And I love Josie, she has a heart of gold, and money doesn’t drive her. She and Adriana would make a good team. And I dont want to spoil the story for you, there is much going on in this story, with Thors company, and Josie’s work, and you really need to read the story yourself to enjoy it’s fun and enjoyable entertainment. This is a really great story to read during the Christmas Season!

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’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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We’re blitzing about A CHILD’S GIFT by Linda Warren!

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A Child’s Gift
(Texas Rebels #8)

By Linda Warren
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages

December 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Will an abandoned child bring them together?

Or tear them apart?

Cowboy Jericho Johnson lives a good life working on the Rebel family’s Texas ranch. All he’s missing is a wonderful woman like Anamarie Wiznowski. But Rico’s troubled past and Ana’s disapproving family conspire against them. When Rico is named guardian to a four-year-old boy, he asks Ana for help. And suddenly, he’s falling faster than Christmas snow…for Ana, sweet little Dusty and life as a family man!

 
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“So you’ll be busy.”

“Not so busy that I can’t take care of Dusty.” Why wasn’t he asking her to marry him? They loved each other, didn’t they?

“Well, then.” He placed his hands on his knees. “I guess we should get married. We can go to the courthouse or Wyatt can marry us.”

In all the years she dreamed about someone asking her to marry them, it wasn’t like this. She stood up, anger in every part of her body. “I’m not getting married at the courthouse or by Wyatt Carson.”

“Why not?” He was genuinely puzzled and that eased the anger inside her.

“Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of walking down the aisle on my dad’s arm in a white dress. My sisters and I used to play Bride. We’d walk down the hall with a pillowcase over our heads holding some fake flowers of our mom’s. Sometimes Bubba played dad. I want to get married in the church.”

He frowned. “Anamarie, I’m not into big weddings.”

“It would be just my family and your family.”

“I don’t have a family.”

“Excuse me. Who are the Rebels?”

“They’re my employers.”

He was putting up walls and she had to go at this another way. “Where do you spend your holidays?”

“At Miss Kate’s and on Christmas morning I go to Egan’s first and then to Miss Kate’s.”

“Really? I don’t know many people who go to their employers’ house on Christmas.”

“They’re good to me, but we’re not blood.”

“And that matters to you? Because I don’t see it mattering to the Rebels.” Why was it so hard for him to admit that he was a part of the Rebel family? The walls he had built around himself were getting thicker and she didn’t know if she could get through to make him understand how much she loved him and how much the Rebels loved him.

She sat on the coffee table again, giving him a few minutes. As the clock ticked away, he said nothing. She finally asked, “What are you going to do about Dusty?”

“I can’t let him go into foster care.”

“Then do something about it.”

After a moment, he said, “Okay, I guess we’ll do the wedding thing you want.” His voice held a tinge of resentment that didn’t sit well with her.

She got up from the coffee table. “I’m going to pack my things, but I won’t leave until the morning. I want to say goodbye to Dusty.”

“What? Wait?” As she walked by his chair, he caught her hand. “What are you talking about?”

“I don’t want to feel as if I’m forcing you into marriage. It has to be something you want, too, and clearly you don’t.”

“I’m just trying to get this right.”

“Well, you got it wrong.” She took a deep breath. “Rico, when a man proposes to a woman, she wants to hear more than we should get married. I need more if I’m going to spend my life with you. And you seem very hesitant to offer that.”

“What do you mean? You know I love you. I’ve been crazy about you for years.”

The magic words would have been wonderful if he hadn’t tacked on you know.

She placed her hand over her heart. “I love you, Rico, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

He got to his feet, still holding her hand. “The only person I’ve ever loved is my great-grandmother and it’s hard for me to recognize those emotions after everything that has happened to me. But I know that I love you. I love you more than I’ve loved anyone in my whole life. Will you marry me and help me make a home for Dusty?”

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Two time Rita® nominated author Linda Warren has written forty-five books for Harlequin. A native Texan, she’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the West Houston Chapter. Drawing upon her years of growing up on a ranch, she writes about some of her favorite things: Western-style romance, cowboys and country life. She married her high school sweetheart and they live on a lake in central Texas. He fishes and she writes. Works perfect. You can find out more about Linda at http://www.LindaWarren.net.
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