Present Danger

Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard is the first book in the Rocky Mountain Courage series, an action packed story filled with hidden crimes and long buried family secrets. The theme of the book caught my attention which I knew little of, illegal trafficking of Native American artifacts. I loved reading about the national parks and the investigations of crimes that happen behind the gates. Both Jack and Terra have trust issues. Jack is determined to protect Terra, but what he does not realize is that she knows how to use a gun and does not want him to protect her. A suspense story mixed with a bit of romance and I was hooked. I highly recommend the book.

Great Start To A New Series

Defend and Protect

Wow, what a great start to a new series, Defend and Protect! Once I started reading, I could not put the book down. Threats, bullets, bombs, not knowing what the next page was going to bring, kept me guessing.

Will the FBI agents eventually find out who is out to kill them? The ending was quite a surprise, Lynn Blackburn is an excellent storyteller that will pull the reader in from page one. If you’re looking for a story that will keep you up late into the night turning pages, this one is for you.

Tossed into the mix is a sweet romance that will warm your heart.

I received this book from Revell Publisher for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

A Story That Should Not Be Missed

A Must Read

“She has prayed for deliverance from Egypt but perhaps the greatest liberation happens within the heart.”

Miriam’s Song, by Jill Eileen Smith is a story about Miriam which follows her from childhood to death. The family knew that Moses was special, but so was Miriam as well. The author did a wonderful job bringing the story of Moses to life. Miriam’s life was far from easy, she experienced hardship, oppression, and faced many struggles. Her relationship with Moses was sometimes difficult, but she pushed through. Miriam wants to experience the same thing as Moses to talk face to face with God, but when God finally does speak to her, it is not what she wants to hear. This is one story that is to not be missed. I am looking forward to reading more of the author’s books.

I received a copy of the book from Revell Publisher’s in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

A Tapestry of Light

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About The Book

Title: A Tapestry of Light

Author: Kimberly Duffy

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Release date: March 16, 2021

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Calcutta, 1886.

Ottilie Russell is adrift between two cultures, British and Indian, belonging to both and neither. In order to support her little brother, Thaddeus, and her grandmother, she relies upon her skills in beetle-wing embroidery that have been passed down to her through generations of Indian women.

When a stranger appears with the news that Thaddeus is now Baron Sunderson and must travel to England to take his place as a nobleman, Ottilie is shattered by the secrets that come to light. Despite her growing friendship with Everett Scott, friend to Ottilie’s English grandmother and aunt, she refuses to give up her brother. Then tragedy strikes, and she is forced to make a decision that will take Thaddeus far from death and herself far from home.

My Review

I had a hard time connecting with Ottilie with all the hardship and tragedy she faced. The author used a lot of Indian/Hindu words describing customs and food of India that the reader is not familiar throughout the story (it would have been helpful if a guide to the words was included in the book.) I find it hard to enjoy a book when I am having to look up unfamiliar words.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.”

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About the Author

Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio, via six months in India. When she’s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes her readers back in time and across oceans. She loves trips that require a passport, recipe books, and practicing kissing scenes with her husband of twenty years. He doesn’t mind.

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The Indebted Earl (Serendipity & Secrets #3) by Erica Vetsch [Giveaway]

About the book: 

Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business–or will it turn into something more? 

Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life–especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero’s dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man’s grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell.

When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience.

Sophie is surprised to find she isn’t opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed’s elderly mother, and she’s already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she’ll stay behind to oversee his property and wards.

It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he’s come to mean to her. Now she’ll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.

My Review:

“God, You move in mysterious ways. Never did I envision having a family, much less one stitched together like this. Three orphan girls, my best friend’s fiancée, and his elderly mother. Thank You, God, and help me be worthy of them.”

The Indebted Earl is the third book in the Serendipity & Secrets Series. I did not realize that this was part of a series and excited to read the author’s previous book.

Captain Charles returns from sea looking to repay the sacrifice of Major Richardson, he also finds out that he is now an Earl and responsible for three young girls.

Sophie has experienced the loss of her fiancée and becomes the caregiver of Major Richardson’s mother, Mamie. She also becomes an advocate for the orphaned girls. The relationship between Sophie and Mamie is like non-other and love each other like daughter and mother.

A story of romance, intrigue, family, and faith. I loved the story and stayed up late reading.

I received this book from Kregel. I was not required to write a. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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About The Author:

Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate.  Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. A self-described history geek, she has been planning her first research trip to England. 

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Dreams Rekindled

I loved Dreams Rekindled! A story of mystery, romance, mercy, forgiveness, and healing.

Dorothy’s plan does not include marriage, she wishes to be a writer where she can influence others through her words, however real life gets in the way. Bachelor, Brandon Holloway arrives in Mesquite Springs looking to start a newspaper, but when a stranger comes to town, things start to change and not for the better. I don’t want to spoil the plot, pick up Dreams Rekindled, you will not be disappointed.

This book was provided courtesy of Revell through Interviews & Reviews.

Sweet Romance

The Test of Gold by Renee Yancy was set during the Gilded Age, can true love withstand titles, money, or power? Lindy, the daughter of an influential socialite who believes she will marry someone of British title. Jack who is way out of his league with Lindy, but will his heart accept this?

If you are looking for a historical romance that will sweep you away from page one, this is the book.

Obsession

I love reading Patricia Bradley mysteries, and who dun it themes. Obsession is the second book in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, that will not disappoint. The book was a definite page turner, hoping for answers and knowing who the culprit was. Shots being fired, a secret admirer who is determined to have Emma as his own, a murder and a missing brother mixed in with a bit of romance and forgiveness.
Emma hoped to never see Sam again after she broke off her engagement to him, but when shots are fired at Natchez Trace, she is forced to work with him again. Twists and turns kept me hooked on the story.
If you enjoy romance mixed in with suspense, then you will like this book. I recommend it.
I received a copy of the book from Revell in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

A Must Read

“If you don’t mind a bit of advice, be careful not to judge mountain folks by city standards. We’re all human beings and have thoughts and dreams like everybody else.” The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods is a story about the life of Cora Wilson Stewart in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky during 1911, she brought literacy to the illiterate mountain folks. The

A story of perseverance, love, and faith. Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky to help her cousin, Cora Wilson Stewart. Lucy comes from the city and gets more than she bargained for as she becomes a caring young lady who is ready to fight for the rights of the mountain people. Moonlight Schools based on a true story brings illiteracy to the front.

I enjoyed the book and am now more aware of how many people can not read and how it can affect them. Part historical fiction, part true events, part love story. The Moonlight School brings to light the story that shocked a nation into taking adult literacy. A must read! I highly recommend the book.

I received a copy of the book from Revell Publishing in exchange for my opinion. All opinions are my own.

Rain

My Review

Rain by author Dana McNeely will pull you in from page one. A story based on Elijah, the prophet and Jezebel. Dana wrote a story of people struggling to understand God and how he directs their path when they decide to follow him. Truth and lies. Idols and God and finding friends in unexpected places.

A master story teller, Dana McNeely is a debut author to watch. Her first book blew me away. I highly recommend Rain. I received a copy of the book from the publisher and author in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own

A Dance In Donegal

My Review

Peg continued. “It doesna matter what the world says I am. It dosna matter even what I believe myself to be- and I have some dark thoughts when it come to me own heart, to be sure. If I believe in the Larid Jesus Christ, and what He did fer me, I canna be condemned.”

A heartwarming debut novel! Moira’s mother fulfilled one thing before passing away. She secured a teaching job for Moira in the small town of Ballymann, Ireland. Determined, Moira decides to travel to where her mother came from, so she journeys from Boston to someplace completely foreign to her. Moira proved to the townspeople that we should help those who need help regardless of who they are. The sharing of faith regardless of background, to love others is not easy, but Moira did just that and reminds me that we all should do the same.

The descriptions from the people to the scenery to hearing the ocean waves, someplace magical, wishing I could pack my bag and go visit.

Jennifer, I did not want the book to end, looking forward to your next one. Highly recommend.

I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Roots of Wood and Stone

About the book

This historic home holds the keys to their destiny . . . and their hearts

Abandoned at birth, her family roots a mystery, historical museum curator Sloane Kelley has dedicated her life to making sure others know theirs. When a donor drops off a dusty old satchel, she doesn’t expect much from the common artifact . . .until she finds real treasure inside: a nineteenth-century diary. Now she’s on the hunt to find out more.

Garrett Anderson just wanted to clean out his grandmother’s historic but tumbledown farmhouse before selling it to fund her medical care. With her advancing Alzheimer’s, he can’t afford to be sentimental about the family home. But his carefully ordered plan runs up against two formidable obstacles: Sloane, who’s fallen in love with both the diaries and the house, and his own heart, which is irresistibly drawn to Sloane.

A century and a half earlier, motherless Annabelle Collins embarks with her aunt and uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: settling the prairies of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The diaries she left behind paint a portrait of life, loss, and love–and a God who faithfully carries her through it all. Paging through the diaries together takes Sloane and Garrett on a journey they never could have planned, which will change them in ways they never imagined.

This warm, beautifully written split-time novel will resonate with readers looking for stories that reveal the beauty of God’s plan for our lives, and how our actions ripple for generations.

About The Author


 

 

Amanda Wen is an award-winning writer of inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction. She has placed first in multiple writing contests, including the 2017 Indiana Golden Opportunity, the 2017 Phoenix Rattler, and the 2016 ACFW First Impressions contests. She was also a 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest finalist.

Wen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and regularly contributes author interviews for their Fiction Finder feature. She also frequently interviews authors for her blog and is a contributor to the God Is Love blog. Her debut novel, Roots of Wood and Stone, releases from Kregel Publications on February 2, 2021.

In addition to her writing, Wen is an accomplished professional cellist and pianist who frequently performs with orchestras, chamber groups, and her church’s worship team. She serves as a choral accompanist as well. A lifelong denizen of the flatlands, Wen lives in Kansas with her patient, loving, and hilarious husband, their three adorable Wenlets, and a snuggly Siamese cat.

To find Amanda Wen’s blog and short stories, visit www.amandawen.com. Readers can also follower her on Facebook (@AuthorAmandaWen)Twitter (@AuthorAmandaWen), and Instagram (@authoramandawen).

My Review

“You would forgo a comfortable, companionable marriage in favor of teaching in a ramshackle schoolhouse? Or setting broken bones and treating burns?”

A beautifully well-written story that weaves the past with the present. From the 1800’s with Annabelle and Jack to current day Garrett and Sloane. A story of love, loss and life set on the beautiful prairie of Sedgwick County, Kansas. Roots of Wood and Stone is Amanda Wen’s debut novel that will have you quickly falling in love with all the characters. I was able to relate to Sloane, sitting on the porch in beautiful Kansas with the wind blowing.

We are to trust God with our life, that we can not do it on our own and that He has the best plans for us. Pull up a rocking chair and carve out time to read “Roots of Wood and Stone,” you will fall in love with all the characters. This is one book that will be a keeper. Highly recommend!!

I received an early copy of the book from Kregel Publications. All opinions are my own.

All Because of You

A wonderful story of second chances that will pull the reader in from page one. All Because of You is the second novel in Lindsay Harrel’s new Walker Beach Romance series.
Come along on the journey with Madison and Evan as they learn to trust and move on from their past.
A clean, sweet romance that we can all relate to.
I received an e-copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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