On Love’s Gentle Shores by Liz Johnson plus Giveaway

On Love’s Gentle Shores

by Liz Johnson

Author Liz Johnson has graciously offering a copy of On Love’s Gental Shores to one person who comments on my blog! Scroll to the end for more info!

About

Fifteen years after she left Prince Edward Island, Natalie O’Ryan had no plans to return. But when her fiancé, music producer Russell Jacobs, books their wedding in her hometown and schedules a summer at Rose’s Red Door Inn, she sets out to put the finishing touches on the perfect wedding. But she can’t possibly prepare for a run-in with Justin Kane–the best friend she left behind all those years ago after promising to stay.

Justin’s never forgotten Natalie or the music career he always dreamed of pursuing. He’d been prepared to follow her off the island until his dad died and he was left to run the family dairy farm. He’s done the best he can with the life that was thrust upon him–but with Natalie back in the picture, he begins to realize just how much joy he’s been missing.

After Natalie’s reception venue falls through, she must scramble to find an alternative, and the only option seems to be a barn on Justin’s property. As they work together to get the dilapidated building ready for the party, Natalie and Justin discover the groundwork for forgiveness–and that there may be more than an old friendship between them.

 

My THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I just finished reading On Love’s Gentle Shores and Wow, Liz Johnson is an amazing writer! From the beautiful shores of PEI to the personal secret feelings of its characters, Ms. Johnson describes every little detail in a way that you feel you are living in the story as one of the characters.

The very last person Natalie O’Ryan wanted to see when she came back to PEI after 15 years was her one time best friend, Justin Kane. But wouldn’t you know he would be one of the first people she would see. And if she didn’t want to see Justin, well, he was more adamant about seeing her! Eventually emotions explode, and not in a good way, one letting the other know they had been severely hurt. But when Natalie’s fiancé has to go back to his job for weeks leaving her alone to plan the wedding, Russell suggests that Natalie’s friend Justin help her. But if Russell only knew, and if course he didn’t because Natalie hadn’t told him.

I so much enjoyed this whirlwind of a journey as the story plays out and emotions and tensions grow stronger every day between Natalie and Justin. And Liz Johnson makes sure we as readers feel every ounce of those feelings. Of course I fell in love with Justin, and Natalie was just the sweetest, but my reason for wanting them together so much was the past they had shared as best friends. And I’m going to stop at that because I don’t want to give away anything else. It will ruin everything for you, so you really need to read this one for yourself. Natalie, Russell and Justin’s story can be read as a stand alone, but it will much more interesting if you read the first two books in the series.

This book was given to me by the author, Lis Johnson. I was not required to write a review of this book. I chose to write this review, and the opinions are mine alone!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager for a Christian publisher. By night she makes up her own love stories. She is the author of seven novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short Christmas stories. She’s also a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist.

Liz is a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where she earned a degree in public relations.

Now a resident of Nashville, she enjoys exploring local music, theater, and history of Middle Tennesee. She also takes every chance she can to visit Arizona to dote on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.

http://www.LizJohnsonBooks.com.

 

A LITTLE MORE INFO ON LIZ JOHNSON

 

About Liz Johnson
How long have you been writing?
I wrote my first short story when I was seven and signed my first book contract when I was 27. In those years I kept writing and writing. I wrote my first novel when I was twelve, and it was a terrible western romance. I continued writing stories throughout high school and tried my hand at another novel in college. It was also really terrible. But I kept taking classes and learning and growing as a writer. And then when I was twenty-five I told a friend of mine about a book idea I had. She told me to set up a writing calendar, and then she checked with me every day to make sure I’d written the night before. That book—after many rounds of revisions—became my first published novel, The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn.

Why do you write?
Writing is a necessity for me. If I go too long without writing, the voices in my head start getting rowdy.

What’s the hardest thing about writing?
Overcoming distractions and fear. Like the dog who sees a squirrel, I’m easily distracted by interesting things. A new bit of research. A funny video. Pictures on Facebook. Pushing the distractions aside is hard but an essential part of writing. And the same is true of silencing the voices of doubt that I hear every time I sit down to start a new chapter. It’s easier to listen to that fear than it is to tell it it’s wrong and trust that you have an important message to share.

How long does it take you to write a book?
Every book is different, and I give myself enough time to write each one to the best of my ability. But my last couple Love Inspired Suspense books have each taken me about three months to finish.

What do you like to read?
I love to read just about anything I can get my hands on! Lately I’ve been reading a lot of Regency era romances by authors like Julie Klassen. I also love westerns by Karen Witemeyer and Regina Jennings. Sandra Orchard is a favorite in the romantic suspense genre. I also love general market favorites like The Princess Bride, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I wish I had more time to read, as there are so many good books releasing every day. But if I read as much I’d like to, then I’d never write!

What’s the best advice you have for aspiring writers?
Finish your manuscript. It’s hard work. It takes a long time, but there’s nothing like writing your first manuscript to practice writing. One of the best ways to get better at writing is by writing. So get your seat in a chair and your fingers on a keyboard (or pencil to paper) and get writing.

Is it true you once worked at Walt Disney World?
That is true.

What was it like?
It was the hardest job I’ve ever loved. There’s something amazingly wonderful about taking personal responsibility for giving every guest a great day.

What’s your least favorite household chore?
Getting my car cleaned. I’m terrified of being stuck in the carwash, so I avoid it at all costs.

What’s your favorite food?
My dad’s hamburgers. They’re always perfect and so tasty.

How can I get in touch with you?
Hop on over to the contact page and shoot me a note. Or visit me on Facebook or twitter. I try to respond to everyone who contacts me.

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Rescue Me by Susan May Warren. From Revell

 Rescue Me

by Susan May Warren

About this book 

Rescue Me (Montana Rescue #2)
What happens when the rescuer has to be rescued? When a van full of teenagers is lost in the rugged mountains of Montana, it’s logical that PEAK Rescue would call out deputy Sam Brooks. Only problem is…he’s lost with them. It’ll take all the courage, skill and determination for Sam to rescue the wounded, scared teenagers. But when tragedy takes a dark turn, who will rescue Sam?
Deputy Sam Brooks is deeply committed to keeping the town of Mercy Falls safe. So he takes his role as liaison between the Mercy Falls Sheriff’s department and PEAK Rescue very seriously. However, he is also committed in his personal life. Once his mind is set on something – nothing can sway him.

Despite the opinions of others, Sam is sure that Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. She is safe, practical and organized; a far cry from her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow.

Willow feels torn between her love for Sam and her desire to see her sister have a happy ending. At least for the time being, Willow focuses her attention on getting the job as youth pastor of her small-town church.

But when an arsonist strikes, Willow and Sam are forced to fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded and injured with the winter weather closing in, Willow and Sam will have to work together to rescue a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.

 

Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over fifty novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of http://www.MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists. You can find her online at http://www.susanmaywarren.com.

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

A Matter of Trust
by: Susan May Warren

About the book
Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he’s remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana’s rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can’t seem to find his footing–or forget the woman he loved, who betrayed him.

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight as the second-youngest senator in the country. But she has a secret–one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.

When Ella’s brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park’s most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn’t so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he’ll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother, a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.

But old sparks relight as they search for the missing snowboarder–and suddenly, they are faced with emotions neither can deny. But when Ella’s secret is revealed, can they learn to trust each other–even when disaster happens again?

Author: Susan May Warren
Series: Montana Rescue, Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Adventure
Tag: Epic Romantic Adventure
Publisher: Revell
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: B01MYR22CG
ISBN: 9780800727451

Purchase Amazon

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Ski Patrol Gage Watson is on the trail of teens in the wrong dangerous place in Glacier National Park, but when he caught up with them, one of the guys remembered Gage’s past life. Then Ella appeared and emotions and tension started flying all over the place. These two clearly have a dangerous history!

A Matter of Trust is an amazingly written story of dealing with past mistakes, of forgiveness and love, in the mist of tension and emotions. And I love how Susan May Warren incorporates Living the Christian life in the lives of her characters. Though some may take a while to let go and let God have control, it happens at some point in the story. Which is an awesome ministry, guiding readers to a better relationship with the Lord! I really enjoyed this third book in Montana Rescue Series! I ached for Gage because he truly was trying to forget his past and make something of his life, but his past kept coming back to bite him. And Ella, she was confusing because she was so wishy-washy about what she was trying to say. When Ella’s brother was missing, emotions spiked so high and I could feel the tension coming out of there pages!

I’ve never been to Glacier National Park, so it was a real treat for me as I read through the scenes that were so vividly described of the park. As I was reading this book as hi as the temperature is here, I thought myself freezing because I could feel the snow flying out of the pages of the book as well. Detention and that snow just felt so real and I loved it. I could keep going on and on talking about all of the action packed fun throughout this story, but you need to get the book and read it for yourself. It’s just not the same if you don’t read it yourself.

I highly, highly recommend a matter of trust. I received this book from the publisher, Revell. I was not required to write a review, it was my choice to write this positive review, and the opinions in this review are my honest opinion’s only.

 

About the Author

 

Susan May Warren Short Bio
Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over fifty novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of http://www.MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists. You can find her online at http://www.susanmaywarren.com.

 

 

 

 

UNDER THE SUMMER SKIES BY MELODY CARLSON

UNDER THE SUMMER SKIES                                BY MELODY CARLSON

About this Book 

High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. The house is luxurious in a way that only old money could make it, and the gallery promises interesting days in a gorgeous setting. Yet it isn’t long before her ideal summer turns into more than she bargained for: a snooty gallery employee who’s determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole’s close childhood friends–who also happen to be brothers–vying for her attention.

With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

School teacher Nicole Anderson is hoping for something different from her time teaching school, for her summer vacation. Her mom just happens to have a friend in Savannah that needs a house and Art Gallery sitter for three months while her husband takes her in a three month cruise. The house reeks of money, and Nicole has free run of the house and vehicle, as well as the Gallery. But was Nicole ready for the not so accommodating Gallery helper and the two sons that belong to her mom’s friend?

I enjoyed this sweet summer romance from Melody Carlson. The characters were artfully suited for a nice little romance, and they fit their parts well. Nicole did well in her summer job, though it did feel a bit over the top sometimes because the idea of a job like this is highly unlikely. At first the two guys seemed to good to be true, but then as you get to know them more as the story unfolds, you see what they are really made of. And I can’t leave out the vivid descriptions of Savannah so beautifully described by the author. After finishing the book I felt like I’d had a tour of the beautiful historical city of Savannah!  This book was given to me by the Publisher, ReI was not required to write a review of this book. I chose to write this review, and the opinions are mine alone!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than 6.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and the contemporary romances Once Upon a Summertime and All Summer Long. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at http://www.melodycarlson.com.

 

Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan

Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan

ABOUT THIS BOOK

All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband’s ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand.

Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart.

Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana’s lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Wow! I this is definitely a book I will keep and read again! Grace Bidwell lost her husband much too soon and is left trying to take care of her sick father as well as their potato farm, but it gets to be too much for her. She places an ad for help, and it was there in Eli’s Mercantile that she meets Robert and his three children. All looking to be in need of clothes and food. With discouragement from the oldest child, Grace buys the children peppermint sticks after hearing their dad say they didn’t have money for the candy. This is when I fell in love with Grace Bidwell and her sweet caring heart.

Set in 1860’s Montana, Trusting Grace is truly what this sort is all about. As Robert works for Grace and her dad, and Grace spends time with him and the kids, the two begins to have feels for each other, and Grace had her work cut out for her as she strives to convince Robert they can be together. Graces Loves Roberts children and wants to be a mom to them. But Robert isn’t so sure.

I loved Grace’s character, with her sweet and caring personality, and the love she has taking care of her father. Robert had to go on me a bit, as he struggled through the issues he is facing. As Ms. Brendan weaves the together the lives of these characters, we can see the love, forgiveness and grace extended by God to all of them. I received this book from The Publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maggie Brendan is a CBA bestseller and the author of Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides. She won the 2014 Book Buyers Best Award OCC/RWA2013 and the Laurel Wreath Award for Inspirational romance. Maggie was also a 2013 Finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 and 2014 Finalist for The Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award and was a 2012 Finalist for Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. Maggie is a member of Romance Writers of American, Faith Love and Hope, Georgia Romance Writers, and The Author’s Guild. Maggie loves all things western and enjoys doing reseach for her historical novels.

You can follow Maggie on her website http://www.MaggieBrendan.com and her blog, http://www.SouthernBelleWriter.blogspot.com. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieBrendan.

 

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson

Where Two Hearts Meet

by Liz Johnson

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Evocative Contemporary Romance Set in a Charming Inn on Beautiful Prince Edward Island

In her kitchen at the Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen–and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.

Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He’s also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he’s falling in love with the island’s red shores and Caden’s sweets.

When Caden discovers Adam isn’t who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he’s writing could do more than ruin the inn’s chances for survival–it might also break her heart.

Readers will discover hope for the hurting, joy for the broken, and romance for the lonely at the enchanting Red Door Inn.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Caden Holt is in her element when showing off her cooking skills for the Red Door Inn, but out in the public, she can’t get over her shyness, low self image and feelings of being a nobody! She was not at all feeling her happiest when she is ask to show the island to an important visitor.  And Adam Jacobs is not so sure of himself either, being on sabbatical on the island. But as the two spend time together, the attraction is hard to miss between the two.

Where Two Hearts Meet is the second book in Liz Johnson’s Prince Edward Island Dreams Series. And this series keeps getting better. Caden and Adam are two interesting characters. I already loved Caden from the first book, especially her quiet and shy ways, as well as her love and excellent skills of cooking. Adam had to grow on me a bit though, but as the story unfolds and Adam starts seeing Caden for the sweet person she really is, I had no choice but to love him as well. Adam and Caden both had their issues, both coming from two different lifestyles, and Ms. Johnson does a fantastic job of weaving the lives as Hearts of these two in a beautiful way. This is another book you just do not want to miss. If you are looking for a really, really good, clean book for a few hours of entertainment, then this is your book!! I gladly give it 5 stars!

I received this book from The author, Liz Johnson 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

By day Liz Johnson is the marketing director for a radio network. She finds time to write late at night and is a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Tucson, AZ, where she enjoys theater, exploring local history, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. Find out more about Liz at http://www.LizJohnsonBooks.com.

 

SANDPIPER COVE BY IRENE HANNON FOR REVELL

SANDPIPER COVE BY IRENE HANNON FOR REVELL

About

Wishing for things that can never be is foolish . . . or is it?

Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham has zero time for extracurricular activities–including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn’t looking for love either–but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief?

When Lexie enlists Adam’s help to keep a troubled young man from heading down the wrong path, sparks begin to fly. Could it be that God may have a different–and better–future planned for them than either could imagine?

Lauded by Library Journal as “a master at character development,” Irene Hannon welcomes you back to this charming Oregon seaside village.

Come home to Hope Harbor
where hearts heal–and love blooms

 

Praise for the Hope Harbor Novels

“[A] gorgeously rendered romance.”–RT Book Reviews on Hope Harbor

“Summer romance doesn’t get much better than this.”–Examiner.com on Sea Rose Lane

 

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have garnered dozens of honors, including three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of RWA’s elite Hall of Fame. In addition, she has received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

Adam Stone always stayed to himself most of the time because he just didn’t fit in with anyone after he got out of prison. But when chief police officer Lexie Graham shows up at his place several times because of vandalism several times, she could tell Adam really was a nice guy and could help one of the local guys involved in the vandalisms. But being around the chief might be more than he can handle.

This is the sweetest series, full of a wonderful close knit community of people who love and help each other. These characters have weaved their way into my heart as family, and I hope that we will hear from them again. And I love Charley, and his fish tacos make my mouth water! He is a person everyone wants to know, with his love of the Lord, and wise council to people God puts in his path. I appreciate how author Irene Hannon writes the love of God and the Christian life into the lives of her characters.

If you are looking for a wonderful, clean and entertaining read, this is an awesome book to read. And be sure to check out the first two books in this series!
I received this book from Revell Blog 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.l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Summer Long by Melody Carlson from Revell

All Summer Long

All Summer Long 
by Melody Carlson

She’s ready to take on a new challenge. What she doesn’t expect is an old flame.

Tia D’Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. What’s not to love? Sunset dinner cruises, posh wedding receptions–the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown. Besides, some of her best memories are tied to San Francisco–especially the memory of Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp.

When Leo Parker himself turns out to be the yacht’s captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down around her when she discovers his heart belongs to someone else?

Get ready for a romantic summer in San Francisco, where the future glistens brighter than the Bay at sunset.

Praise for Once Upon a Summertime

“Carlson kicks off her new series with this heartwarming and uplifting novel about taking a chance on fulfilling your dreams. . . . A pleasant summer escape.”–Library Journal

“Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining.”–Christian Manifesto

“[The] perfect summer read for a day at the beach.”–CBA Retailers + Resources

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Tia D’Amico is more than excited when her aunt calls her to help transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant, but when she arrives in San Francisco she finds out her uncle had a heart attach, and she is pretty much on her own with the inside renovations. Taking care of the outside changes is the new Captain of the Yacht, Leo Parker. Leo and Tia had met ten years ago while she was visiting her aunt and went to a sailing camp. Tia was thrilled to be working with Leo, that is until she finds out he is engaged to a gorgeous young lady.

All Summer Long is an adorable romance from one of my favorite authors, Melody Carlson. The characters are sweet, hardworking and loves their families very much. As I was reading, I thought about this being an awesome read for teenagers, the would be able to relate with the characters better than us older folks. But don’t get me wrong, I loved Tia and Leo’s story. Even though they faced ups and downs, it was fun keeping up with the two and what was going on in their lives. I didn’t put this book down but a few times as I read it. If you are looking for an enjoyable, light summer read, this is an awesome book for you. I encourage you to check it out.

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

 

 

d32cf-melodycarlsonABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than 6.5 million. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at http://www.melodycarlson.com.

Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson from Revell

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About This Book

Her future–and her heart–hang in the balance.

Two years ago, Prosperity Jones waved farewell to her beloved David as the army sent him to faraway Key West. Now with her parents gone, she has but one prospect for the future: make the dangerous journey from Nantucket to Key West to reunite with David and secure a happier life.

But when Prosperity arrives penniless in the South, she is dismayed to find David has not been eagerly awaiting their reunion. In fact, he is married to someone else. Scrambling to survive and nursing a broken heart, Prosperity gains the friendship–and the affection–of a kind doctor. Could he be the answer to her loneliness? Or will her life be upended by circumstance yet again?

With a deft hand, Christine Johnson fills the senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of Key West in this heartwarming story of honor lost, honor redeemed, and a love forged in adversity.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 When Prosperity’s mother passed away, she was along, with not a lot of money. So, she decides to use what money she had to go to Key West where her fiancée was hoping for a happier life being with someone she knows. But what she didn’t except was to surprise David, and find the shock of her life that the love she thought she had was married to another. He had moved on, leaving her with nothing!

David is really a jerk, to put it nicely. He deserved a lot more that he rec’d because of what he did. I felt so bad for Prosperity, not knowing anyone. It’s when she meets a very kind Dr. that things starting looking up for her. Christine Johnson writes a wonderful and compelling story that will take you through a situation that no one should have to go through. But life happens, and Ms. Johnson does an amazing job of creating characters and developing their lives in a way that makes the story so realistic, it feels like reading a real life story. There was a lot going on in Honor Redeemed, and emotions flying everywhere, but through it all, God’s love, grace, forgiveness and redemption was so plain and clear. And that was so encouraging to me. Because God can take the horrible things in our lives and make something good and wonderful from them.

I encourage you to pick up a copy of this wonderful book for a few hours of joy and entertainment.I received this book from Litfuse 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 57.

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson is the author of several books for Steeple Hill and Love Inspired and has been twice named a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® award. When not writing, she loves to hike and explore God’s majestic creation. These days, she and her husband, a Great Lakes ship pilot, split their time between northern Michigan and the Florida Keys.

What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert

 

What matters mostWhat Matters Most

by Kellie Coates Gilbert
Texas Gold Collection

Just when she can’t take it anymore, Leta finally catches a break. But when things seem too good to be true, they often are.

Finding her dream job went right out the window when Leta Breckenridge had to quit school to help care for her mother suffering from dementia. When a delinquent account may force her mother into a less desirable facility, Leta is thrilled to land a high-paying job at an Austin public relations firm. But her seemingly ideal job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition organization–and that the research she’s been collecting will be used against Nathan Emerson, the handsome senator she’s swiftly falling in love with.

Nathan is a rising political star being pressured to run a bid to unseat the current governor of Texas. He’s already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician’s wife, but he’s never met anyone like Leta. Could this feisty woman hold the key to his heart–and his future?

With emotional depth and keen insight into what drives us, Kellie Coates Gilbert offers a salient story that calls us to consider what we value most in this life.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This was an interesting read, being this is election year! Leta Breckenridge lands a excellent paying job at a public relations firm. What Leta didn’t know is that she would be used in ways that were very uncomfortable for her. Nathan Emerson may be in the next running race for governor of Texas, and he has just the right woman by his side to make his running complete. But then he meets Leta, and she is so different from anyone he’s ever met before. But two very different lifestyles at this point in Nathan’s life?

I have grown to love books written by Kellie Coates Gilbert, and each book keeps getting better.  Ms. Gilbert develops characters that are so very realistic and believable. As I read everything going on in this book, I had to ask myself; Does this really happen in real life? And I’m afraid my answer leans more toward yes that anything else. This story shows that lying, cheating, deceitfulness, always comes back to bite you.

I also loved the relationship Leta had with her mom. Even though her mom didn’t know how she was most of the time, Leta still needed her mom and they were so sweet together. I hope I have said enough to want you to read this book. I don’t want to give away any of the story, for me it ruins it when someone does that. I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and read it. You will not be disappointed in this one. Or anything this author writes!

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

 

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Kellie Coates Gilbert

Kellie Coates Gilbert

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal, and the author of A Woman of Fortune and Where Rivers Part. Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband. Learn more at http://www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com.

Missing by Lisa Harris, by Revell

Missing
by Lisa Harris

 

Missing

ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Nikki Boyd Files

“A thrill ride from start to finish.”
RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, Top Pick on Vendetta

Nikki Boyd isn’t usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she’s ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant–and another dead body–Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business–including Nikki.

Christy Award-winning and bestselling author Lisa Harris puts you right into the action in this fast-paced thriller.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I am so much enjoying this series by Lisa Harris! The first book, Vendetta was a fast pace thriller that kept me on my toes the entire time I was reading it. And this second book, Missing is just as good, if not better. Missing Persons Special Task Force Agent Nikki Boyd is again tangled into a web of dangerous people that will do anything, including taking the lives of people that might disclose their secrets. And of course millions and millions of dollars is at stake. Nikki’s friend Tyler is pulled into the tangle as well. Tyler is the husband of Nikki’s friend who lost her life in the first book. Nikki and Tyler seem to spend a lot of time together with Tyler and Katie’s son Liam, and even though Nikki would love to have more than a friendly relationship with Tyler, he has no interest in dating anyone until he can make peace with losing his wife Katie.

When I see a new Lisa Harris book, I know it is going to be an awesome read, because she is such an amazing suspense writer. Missing is another fast pace action packed thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I read this book in a day, only putting it down when I absolutely had to. I feel in love with the well developed characters early on, I felt like I was living the story with them as I read the book. Each scene was so realistic, it was like reading about something in the newspaper. I love books that draw me in like that, and Ms. Harris does an amazing job of doing just that. If you enjoy suspense thrillers, you don’t want to miss this new book my Lisa Harris! And don’t forget to check out the first book, Vendetta, Go here for my review: https://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/vendetta-by-lisa-harris-from-revell/

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

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Lisa HarrisLisa Harris

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has sold over thirty novels and novella collections. Along with her husband, she and her three children have spent over ten years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women’s group, and runs a nonprofit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves . . . the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice” (Proverbs 31:8).

When she’s not working, she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa, visit her website at http://www.lisaharriswrites.com or her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com. For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit http://www.theECHOproject.org.

Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon from Revell

sea rose innSea Rose Lane
 Irene Hannon

Two people starting over . . . in a town known for second chances

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to Hope Harbor–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed and breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect who’s invaded the house with her motley crew. As for BJ, her client’s son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn’t high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces for to help Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

Come home to Hope Harbor–where hearts heal . . . and love blooms

Praise for Hope Harbor

“Hope Harbor . . . a place of emotional restoration that readers will yearn to visit.”–Publishers Weekly

“A gorgeously rendered romance.”–RT Book Reviews

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

irene hABOUT IRENE HANNON

Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers’ Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers’ Best Awards, and a National Readers’ Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at http://www.irenehannon.com.

The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith from Revell

The Prophetess
by Jill Eileen Smith

the prophetess

“At last, the mystical figure of Deborah comes to life! Jill Eileen Smith gives vivid voice to the women at the center of Israel’s victory over Canaan. A tale of strength and faith that bears relevance even today. Not to be missed!”–Tosca LeeNew York Times bestselling author


Canaan has ravaged Israel. The people are in hiding. All that stands between surrender and hope is one untested woman. 

Deborah will never forget the day her father and brothers left to worship at the Lord’s tabernacle–or the wails of her mother after finding their bodies at the city gates. The memories of Canaan’s cruelty haunt her and all of Israel. Now in this dark time, the Lord calls on Deborah to lead His people away from the idols of other nations and back to Him. 

Deborah never asked to be a prophetess or a judge over God’s people. Still, she cannot deny His voice or the visions that accompany it. Can her family ever understand? Will her people believe God’s calling on her life? And can the Canaanite menace be stopped?

With her trademark impeccable research and imaginative storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the story of Israel’s most powerful woman in this intriguing and inspiring novel.


Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Wives of King David series and The Crimson Cord, as well as the Wives of the Patriarchs and the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Jill loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at http://www.jilleileensmith.com, or follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jilleileensmith or Twitter @JillEileenSmith.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Always Watching
by Lynette Eason

“This is one of the best romantic suspense novels I’ve read in a long time. Highly recommended!”–Colleen Coble, author of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and the Hope Beach series

Intensity. Skill. Tenacity.
The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.


When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. 

Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him–including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart.

“Lynette has written another fast-paced book. It’s a race against death.”–DiAnn Mills, author of Deadlock

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice, the Deadly Reunions, and the Hidden Identity series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She lives in South Carolina. Learn more at http://www.lynetteeason.com.

 

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Hannah’s Choice: by Jan Drexler from Revell

Hannah’s Choice
by Jan Drexler

 

hannah's choice

When love and family conflict, will she listen to her head . . . or her heart?

Hannah Yoder loves her quiet life on the banks of Conestoga Creek. In 1842, this corner of Lancaster County is settled and peaceful–yet problems lurk beneath the placid façade. Hannah strives to be the one person who can bind the threads of her family together in spite of her father’s worries, her mother’s depression, and her sister’s rebellious ways. But her world threatens to unravel.

When two young men seek her hand in marriage–one offering the home she craves and the other promising the adventure of following God’s call west–Hannah must make a choice. Will she stay true to the faith of her family or defy her father and abandon her community?

“Jan Drexler’s Amish family is so engaging that we’re right there sitting down with them at their supper table, sharing their joys and sorrows as they embrace the adventure of life. A great read for anyone who enjoys a page-turning mix of appealing characters, exciting story action, sweet romance, and interesting history.”-Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of The Innocent

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Jan Drexler‘s ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Their experiences are the basis for her stories. Jan is the author of several Love Inspired novels and lives in South Dakota with her husband, their four adult children, two active dogs, and a cat.

A Powerful Secret by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

A Powerful Secret

by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

A Powerful Secret

by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

Sean has always felt like an outsider in his own family.
Now he must risk never achieving what he wants most–his father’s love.

Billionaire globe-trotter Sean Worthington is stunned when his older brother suddenly abandons the Senate race in New York and walks away without a backward glance. As campaign manager, Sean’s left to handle the media feeding frenzy with no answers. Worse, their father–as usual–backs Will, the “perfect” son.

Frustrated by his father’s lack of belief in him, Sean determines to finally move on and forge a unique path. But when a powerful secret is revealed, threatening everything Sean has counted on, he must wrestle with shocking truths . . . and combat the power brokers behind the scenes who have the Worthington family in their crosshairs.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A Powerful Secret is just that, a secret that comes to surface that will change the way one of the Worthington brothers values his life. Just as Will Worthington is about to announce he is running for president, he drops out of the race, and walks away leaving his younger brother and campaign manager Sean to deal with everything involved. Now Sean can finally work to get his father’s approval, since Will was always the one that had their dad’s attention. But things end up in an uproar when secrets start coming to surface in the highly known Worthington family.

This is my first book by these authors, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The book cover doesn’t give anything away, and I don’t like reading the back of the book, I don’t want to know what is going to happen. The authors did an amazing job writing this story. I love suspense stories, and this was sure one that kept me on the edge of my seat! The characters were solid, perfectly created and well developed throughout the story. It was interesting seeing the inside a family that is heavely involved in politics. The inside life of this policital family comes to life as well as difficult situations that come up. The authors did a great job weaving together all of the diferent aspects of this story and making it a wonderful read.

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

 

 

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

The Red Door Inn
by Liz Johnson

The Red Door Inn

by Liz Johnson

The Red Door Inn took my breath away! Highly recommended!”–Colleen Coble, author of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and the Hope Beach series

Marie Carrington is broke, desperate, and hoping to find sanctuary on Prince Edward Island while decorating a renovated bed-and-breakfast. Seth Sloane moved three thousand miles to help restore his uncle’s Victorian B and B–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart. He wasn’t expecting to have to babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. 

The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just two months will take everything they’ve got–and they have to find a way to work together. In the process, they may find something infinitely sweeter than they ever imagined on this island of dreams.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

As Marie Carrington is on the run from her former life, she meets nice guy Jack Sloane. Jack so happens to need help decorating the new bed and breakfast he is opening, and he hires Marie. Jack’s nephew Seth wasn’t too happy with the deal, but there was nothing he could do but go with it.

I love the way this book starts off, capturing my attention from the very first page. I  enjoyed the way Ms. Johnson does an amazing job weaving together a sweet story of love, hope and healing in the intriguing and well created and developed characters playing out their parts in this story. It was enjoyable following Marie and Seth, they were both so adamant that they didn’t want anything to do with each other, but the longer they spent time together, the more they enjoyed each other. And it appeared Jack was just sitting back watching. I am so enjoyed following Marie and the decorations she was buying and changes she was making in decorating the end. Even changes that the men had already made and she changed again. This is why a women’s touch is needed in decorating!

The Red Door In is a very sweet and interesting book, a book that I highly recommend! This would be a nice, light summer read, and it can be read pretty fast.
I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

A Fool & His Monet by Sandra Orchard

A Fool & His Monet
by Sandra Orchard

A Fool & His Monet

by Sandra Orchard

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She’s joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer–like get married–Serena’s determined to catch thieves and black market traders.

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action–and a whole heap of trouble.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A Fool and His Monet is a pretty light mystery read. Serena Jones was high on the trail of a missing Monet from a local museum, which leads her into a whole lot of trouble. The clue just didn’t make sense, and didn’t pan out. But how about Aunt Martha’s mafia theory? I loved this lady! She was such a busybody that she wanted to know everything Serena was doing to try and catch the criminal. Aunt Martha was the best part of this story. Without her, I’m afraid I would have lost interest early on. I love Sandra Orchard books, but this one is not one of my favorites. And I just can’t put my finger on why.

If you enjoy a nice light cozy mystery, you will enjoy this interesting story. And it is a pretty quick read as well. This is a book I can recommend, its enjoyable enough to keep your attention throughout the book, and you will love Aunt Martha!  I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Every Girl Gets Confused by Janice Thompson

Every Girl Gets Confused
by Janice Thompson

Every Girl Gets Confused

by Janice Thompson

How can she choose between the love she thought she lost and the love she stumbled upon in the aftermath?

Katie Fisher and Brady James may be a match made in heaven, but that doesn’t seem to guarantee them a happily ever after accompanied by angelic choirs. Katie’s almost-fiancé Casey is back in Fairfield, ready to rekindle their relationship. And there’s nothing Katie’s parents want more than for their small-town girl to leave Dallas and come home for good.

But can she really leave Brady behind? And will she ever be able to wear that gorgeous wedding dress she won?

Every Girl Gets Confused is romantic comedy at its best. A sweet romance. A wonderful band of supporting family and friends. And enough humor to keep me smiling on each page. I highly recommend it!”–Cara Putman, award-winning author of Shadowed by Grace and Where Treetops Glisten

“A delightful mix of romance, inspiration, and humor, woven together with Thompson’s trademark Texas storytelling and a happily-ever-after ending that will make you want to swoon.”–Judy Christie, author of Wreath, A Girl in the Wreath Willis series

“Janice Thompson tosses her readers into a humorous whirl of romantic possibilities with characters I swear I’ve met in small-town Texas. Fun!”–Julianna Deering, author of the Drew Farthering Mystery series.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Anytime I see a Janice Thompson book, I know I am in store for a wonderful, fun, romantic and humorous read. And Every Girl Get’s Confused was no disappointment. I loved the delightful and  charming characters, the small town family feel, with the big city lurking around as well. Ms. Thompson does a fantastic job of moving back and forth between the big city life and the small town family life. Most of this story involves around the romance of Katie Fisher, with a lot of pleasant surprises in between. Katie has a choice to make, will she choose her now boyfriend, NBA player Brady or will she go back home to her one time almost fiancée Casey?

Join Janice Thompson as you read her latest, Every Girl Gets Confused. You may even get confused with Katie as she tried her best to make this important choice that will sure change her life. This is one book that will not disappoint, and if you enjoy a good, clean, romance, this is the book for you!

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

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series, as well as

Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander from Revell

Where She Belongs 
by Johnnie Alexander

 

where she belongs

Can love redeem a broken past?

Shelby Kincaid is ready to move forward after the death of her husband left her devastated. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family’s homestead, Misty Willow, so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she has her work cut out for her.

AJ Sullivan never wanted Shelby’s family homestead in the first place. His grandfather left it to him as punishment for not following his wishes, and he’s let it fall into ruin. AJ’s more than happy to unload it to this spitfire of a woman. But even after angry exchanges over the state of the house, he can’t get her off his mind.

With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home–and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

After the death of her husband, Shelby Kincaid decides to move back to where she was raised,  and purchase her family’s home,  Misty Willow. AJ Sullivan owns the home, given to him by his grandfather, though he is sure not interested in the place. Once the two meet, for some odd reason they couldn’t stay away from each other. But family history and dark secrets find their place between these two young people.

This turned out to be a sweet and heartwarming story. AJ wasn’t the villain I thought he would me, he was actually a character I liked very much. AJ’s cousins, Brett and Amy  are a different story altogether. The were difficult to tolerate! Ms. Alexander does a fantastic job of weaving this story together, through the difficult past, to the difficult cousins, to this special couple, Shelby and AJ, turning their lives around to create a beautiful life between the two. This is a wonderful contemporary story that you don’t want to miss.

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

About this author

Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking road trips. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee.

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