Friday, July 3, 2015

London Tides By Carla Laureano




Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace ... only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together ... or tear them apart for good this time?

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Carla Laureano is the author of the RITA® Award winning romance FIVE DAYS IN SKYE, as well as the Celtic fantasy series The Song of Seare (as C.E. Laureano). She's an avid cook, an enthusiastic but untalented singer, and a thwarted world-traveler. She currently lives in Denver with her patient husband and two rambunctious sons.

You don't want to miss this one that's for sure. This was the first book I've read by Carla, and I sure hope it's not my last.
A great Christian romance such vivid descriptions through out the whole book. Easy to like characters.
You can read this book in one sitting and not even realize that you read the whole book it flows so easy and you will fall right into it as if you part of the book.
I gave this book four stars, I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Wonder of You By Susan May Warren


Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough for the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness.
Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance―even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing.

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Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

Well the next installment in the Christiansen Family series was a real winner for me.
I loved it from start to finish.
The author wants to get her point across and that point is look to Jesus for your answers and it will all work out like is suppose to.
I did find that I was left with some questions at the end of the book , so I'm hoping that the nest book in the series gives me some much need answers, I not a fan of being left hanging at the end of a book.
I gave this book 4 stars. You should pick up a copy and check it out.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Change of Heart By Molly Jebber



A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love's true way home…
Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until her fiancĂ© jilted her before their entire community. She's never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.
With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances. . .



"Change of Heart" is my first book in a three book series. My second in the series will be released in early 2016. In addition, I have a Christmas novella to be released this year!

A bit about me . . . .

I was raised in a small town in Ohio. If you had blinked twice, you would've missed it. It's grown by leaps and bounds. I've always found the Amish life interesting. I've enjoyed the many times I've visited their communities and learned about their lifestyle. Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun. The greatest reward I've experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who've been encouraging and supportive.

Visit my website and blog! Let's talk Amish, shopping, shoes, purses, likes and dislikes. I want to hear from you. I need your help when I hit a roadblock in my book or in life in general. What do you say? Life is empty without good friends to share it with.

This was a bit different from all the  Amish books that I usually read.
I liked some of the characters but it just was different. It has some romance and some twists, like leaving the Amish faith but they still love and trusted God.
It was one you may want to read and keep your eye on this author. This being her first book it may get better with more books under her belt.
Because this book was different does not mean it was not a good book I liked this book in fact I gave it four stars it was just different was all I'm saying.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Letters from My Fathers Murderer By Laurie Coombs



An extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of GodWhen her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father s murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever.This compelling story of transformation will touch the deepest wounds and show how God can redeem what seems unredeemable.

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What an emotional read. Coombs is a remarkable women with all she went though and the mercy she showed and to forgive like she did.
I cried and hold on to this book and learned so much form reading this book.. This is a book that is sure to touch you deep down. I read this book and went back and reread it.  You are going to find so much in the pages of this book. Learn to really forgive for starters.  Life changing book. This book will stay on my bookshelf so that I can reread it every year.
I gave this book five stars and I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Justified By Varina Denman



In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.

Justified perfectly captures the rhythm and romance of life in a small town, telling the unforgettable story of a woman searching for renewal, a man looking beyond what others see, and a community torn between judgment and love. It is the unforgettable story of broken dreams, second chances, and relentless hope.

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Varina Denman enjoys writing stories about the unique struggles women face. She volunteers in her local home school cooperative where she teaches creative writing and literature. Varina resides in North Texas with her husband, five mostly-grown children, and a Pomeranian. This is her second novel in the Mended Hearts series.

You are going to love all of the different characters in this book. You will find it a bit different from most other books, the point of view and the fact that the other characters share their perspective.
I love the first book in this Mended Hearts series needs to be read before this one, you don't want to be confused with all the characters.
I gave this book 4 stars. You have to read this series.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Married 'til Monday By Denise Hunter



With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband . . . and win back the woman of his dreams.
Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive two-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.
Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she’s finally succumbed to her mom’s pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party.
Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as handsome as ever. When he insists he’s going to Summer Harbor, with or without her, Abby knows she can’t say no. Her parents still think they’re married and now Ryan knows it too. It’s just a one-week road trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?

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Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter


This just may be the best contemporary romance you have read written by  Denise Hunter. I have loved the whole Chapel Spring Romance series. This book and series is written with so much heart and soul poured out in it that you can't help but read the whole book in one sitting.
Chapel Springs is a very welcoming town and I loved going there for a visit, I would love to live there myself. 
You never see what is coming with Abby and Ryan, and you are going to LOVE the ending so much.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I HIGHLY recommend this book as well as the entire series.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hope Harbor By Irene Hannon



Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.
Fan favorite Irene Hannon brings a whole new cast of characters to life in a charming Oregon seaside village. Emotional and heartwarming, this story invites readers to come home to Hope Harbor, where love and hope bloom--and hearts heal.

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Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with two 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 www.irenehannon.com.
 
 

What a sweet romance, one that I never put down until the very last page. I was hooked from page one!
The characters are all worth cheering for I was in their corner from page one.
Such a healing read. One you won't soon forget.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
A great beach read. You will hate to see this one come to an end.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review.