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

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 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

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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

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“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

 

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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.

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon from Revell

 

 

Thin Ice

by Irene Hannon

If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave?

After losing her parents and her sister, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Now, life is finally starting to feel normal again–until an envelope addressed in her sister’s handwriting arrives in the mail. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case . . . but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. Is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As Lance digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: someone in the shadows has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon pulls out all the stops in this high-stakes thriller that races to a bone-chilling finish.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

As with all of Irene Hannon’s books, Thin Ice has the nerve wracking villain that has a victim that has to fight tooth and nail for their life. Christy Reed’s life was shattered yet again when she rec’d a letter from her sister, or rather had her sisters handwriting. A sister that had disappeared years ago and was never found. With FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor assigned to reopen the case, will the two find what they need to find and free this sister that has been gone for so long?

Finding solid evidence is not easily done as Christy and McGregor starts searching the files for something that could have been missed. Then contacts from the villain spruced up the investigation, just in case he was telling the truth and Christy’s sister was still alive. Taking the two on a wild goose chase, the villain was sure to make a mistake and show himself. But would that time ever come? Reading this book, it seems like it would never end, because I wanted to find out who was behind all of this evil. But as the end came near, I wasn’t more pages to read! This is an awesome read from author Irene Hannon, and if you enjoy suspenseful stories, you will love this one.

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.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain SummerOne Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers’ Choice Award, a Booksellers’ Best Award, and a National Readers’ Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at http://www.irenehannon.com.

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy Ride
by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy Ride
by Melody Carlson

Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix–in the dead of winter, no less–the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off with Joy toward Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride–one that could derail the whole venture.

No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it’s going to be an exciting ride!

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS

This is one of the sweetest reads, and not only for Christmas, this can be read any time. And I love the cover, it makes a beautiful conversation book for your coffee table. I can just imagine Joy and Miranda riding in that old RV, all decorated for Christmas, across the country! I would have loved being with these two. The two had a fun time playing Santa and dropping off gifts to people on the way. And the bitter sweet ending is just wonderful. Joy was such a special person and neighbor, one we all want to be like, and live close too. This book sure made me want to be a better neighbor and help those in need more. I highly recommend this Melody Carlson special story.

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.

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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington’s, and The Christmas Cat. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at http://www.melodycarlson.com.

Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh from Revell

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Keeping Christmas
by Dan Walsh

Keeping Christmas
by Dan Walsh

Stan opened the ugly ornaments box and pulled out the top three ornaments, the ones wrapped in green paper, the kids’ favorites, and set them on the coffee table. He picked up the first one, the biggest one–Anna’s blue pinecone–and began to unwrap it. Without thinking, Judith walked up, stopped him, and gently took it out of his hand. She wrapped it back up, set it carefully in the box. Then picked up the other two ornaments, put them in the box, and closed the flaps.

“What’s the matter?” Stan said. “Did I do something wrong?”

“I don’t think I can do this.”

Nothing is more beautiful than family

For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it’s looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can’t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure, the ornaments were strange-looking–some were downright ugly–but they were tradition.

With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan’s only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments . . .

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I always look forward to Dan Walsh’s Christmas stories. Keeping Christmas is a story that relates to many people who have family living far away. Judith Winters couldn’t handle spending both Thanksgiving and Christmas without her children and their families. Refusing to decorate for Christmas causes her husband to go rethink the big boat he is thinking about buying and do something special for his wife.

How many people would love to have this husband! To be so selfless? And what did he do? That’s something you need to read this book to find out. And the good thing about this book, though it was an awesome read during the Christmas season, it is not necessarily just to read around Christmas. I would read it any time. The story is the same. And Dan Walsh has penned another awesome 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.

 

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift and The Restoration Series with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for the RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for twenty-five years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. Learn more at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

Vendetta by Lisa Harris, from Revell

Vendetta

By Lisa Harris

“Filled with red herrings and heart-pounding danger, Vendetta will leave readers anxiously awaiting Nikki Boyd’s next adventure.”–Irene Hannon, bestselling author of the Private Justice series

 

No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki quickly recognizes similarities to the past. The closer she gets to the abductor, the more she feels this case has become personal, and she is not the hunter . . . but the hunted.

With this explosive first book in The Nikki Boyd Files, award-winning author Lisa Harris takes you on a fast-paced pursuit of justice that will have you holding your breath until the heart-stopping finish.

Praise for the suspense novels of Lisa Harris

“Readers looking for a strong female protagonist and a unique murder mystery will find much to admire in Harris’s work.”–Publishers Weekly on Dangerous Passage

“A thrill ride from start to finish. Full of twists and turns, this exciting story will keep readers enthralled.”–RT Book Reviews, 4-star review of Fatal Exchange

“Appealing characters along with fast-paced action . . . a great read for fans of romantic suspense.”–Booklist on Hidden Agenda

Lisa Harris is a Christy Award winner and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. The author of nearly thirty books, including Dangerous Passage, Fatal Exchange, and Hidden Agenda, Harris and her family have spent twelve years living as missionaries in southern Africa. They currently live in Mozambique. Learn more at http://www.lisaharriswrites.com.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

WOW! This book is awesome! It took me a while to get into another book after reading this one!  To say that Nikki Boyd worked overtime on finding her missing sister was an understatement. Nikki lived and breathed anything that had to do with her sister who has been missing for ten years. When she is given the case of another young girl, Nikki knows she can’t stop until this criminal is found.

Lisa Harris takes readers on a while goose chase trying to figure out who is behind these kidnappings. Just when you think you have it all figured out, another shocking twist or turn takes place and you are back to square one. This nail biting suspenseful thriller will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Don’t let this one get by you. Check it out HERE

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Last Chance Hero by Cathleen Armstrong from Revell

Last Chance Hero

by Cathleen Armstrong 

from Revell

Last Chance Hero

by Cathleen Armstrong

What happens when your heart is intercepted before you even know it’s in play?

The folks in Last Chance, New Mexico, could not be more pleased. Dr. Jessica MacLeod has opened an office right on Main Street and Andy Ryan, the best athlete the little town ever produced, has come home from the NFL to coach the high school football team. Unfortunately, Dr. Jess immediately gets off on the wrong foot with this football-obsessed town when she admits that she’s never seen a football game, isn’t really interested in doing so, and in fact doesn’t know a first down from a goalpost. 

Despite having little in common, Jess and Andy find themselves drawn to each other. But when a disagreement over the future of an injured player puts them both on the defensive, it begins to look like this game is over . . . 

Cathleen Armstrong lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, Ed, and their corgi. Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction. She is also the author of One More Last Chance and At Home in Last Chance. Learn more at http://www.cathleenarmstrong.com.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 Dr. Jessica MacLeod is the new Dr in Last Chance, New Mexico. Not realizing how much of a football town it was, Jessica let everyone know she didn’t know anything about football, had never been to a game. Which was not good for her. And to make matters worse, the Dr. is attracted to the towns high school football coach, who just happened to play for the NFL. Dr. Jessica better change her attitude about football or she could have problems in Last Chance. Even though I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the others in this series, it was still an enjoyable read. If nothing else, it sure tells you what happens when a new non-football person moves into a town crazy about their high school football team. Cathleen Armstrong weaves together a fun and entertaining story that will give readers several hours of good clean, enjoyable reading. This entire series is a wonderful set of books for you to add to your wish list!

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 Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz from Revell

The Mistress of Tall Acre

by Laura Frantz
the mistress of tall acre

There can be only one mistress of Tall Acre . . .

The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general’s past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?

Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal–you will find it all in the rich pages of this newest novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Laura Frantz is just an awesome author! I love of her books, and I love her latest, The Mistress of Tall Acre! Sophie finds herself married to widower General Seamus Ogilvy and being mom to his small daughter. It was a safe sensible marriage. That is until another woman from the General’s past shows up unannounced on their doorstep, totally turning life upside down at Tall Acre.

Sophie was such a sweet character, and she was getting the bad end of the deal from every way. I was excited for her when she married the general. Even though she had the child to take care of, life was still difficult for her. But Ms. Frantz has a perfect way to weave all of these problems, and difficult situations together and bring the all to a heartwarming end. And I am not going to give away any more! I highly recommend this book to you, and especially of you love historical fiction. The history throughout this book is amazing and will make you want to be there at Tall Acre’s with the all of these characters.

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.

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the author of several books, including The Frontiersman’s DaughterCourting Morrow Little, The Colonel’s Lady, and the Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. Learn more at http://www.laurafrantz.net.

The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick from Revell

The Memory Weaverby

Jane Kirkpatrick

The Memory Weaver

by Jane Kirkpatrick

“Jane Kirkpatrick puts flesh and blood on the bones of history. Set against an authentic nineteenth-century background, this is a superb story of a woman’s struggle to triumph over time and place. . . . A memorable book.”–Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author


Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now a mother of two, Eliza faces a new kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her mother’s grave–and returning to the land of her captivity. 

Haunted by memories and hounded by struggle, Eliza longs to know how her mother dealt with the trauma of their ordeal. As she searches the pages of her mother’s diary, Eliza is stunned to find that her own recollections tell only part of the story.

Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick’s latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman’s heart. Get swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Memory Weaver is based on facts taken from diaries and other documented facts found on the life of Eliza Spalding, daughter of missionaries Henry and Eliza Spaulding. Knowing this was real life stuff, the story takes on a different meaning than one that is fictional. Starting from a young age, Eliza lived a very sad and tragic life. In this book, Jane Kirkpatrick weaves a story together that tells of the trauma this young lady faced, along with the peace and healing as she gets older and has a family of her own. I was in awe as I read the events that took place in Eliza’s young life, and was amazed at how God took those things and made her the person she became. An awesome read that I recommend to everyone!
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.

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