Showing posts from November, 2014

A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

I quite enjoyed reading this book and it was one that I had a hard time putting down when I had to go and do something else.  I loved seeing how things were going to pan out between Abigail and Jeremiah as well as their interactions with family and neighbors.  I loved how Abigail was not afraid of going after what she wanted and by taking control of the situation to save what she held dear even if it was a bit unconventional.   She seemed to know what needed to be done and how to accomplish it even if it didn't mean getting what she really desired.  I would hardily recommend this book to anyone who wants a book with great adventure with romance thrown in as well.
I received this book free from the author to review.

When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Another wonderful story of hope and forgiveness by this author.  It tells the story of Suzanne who is sent away from home when she becomes pregnant and manages to do ok on her  own.  The several years later she is asked to come back home and care for her mother. This is a decision that she cannot take lightly as she knows what she will have to face by coming home.  I liked how the author played out this situation and how the main character was able to face her past and work on her future.
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Golden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

A lovely tale that anyone who enjoys a good book of action and romance will enjoy.  This is part of a series and is a bit different than the others in the series, but one that can be enjoyed even if you haven't read the other books.   While this is set in another world, it had components of our world that can be seen throughout I liked seeing how they were interwoven throughout the book and how it all tied together.   I would recommend this book for reading.  I received this book free to review.

Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall

A delightful tale that is a bit different than MaryLu Tyndall's usual stories, but enjoyable nonetheless.  This book of fantasy and true love is one for anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre.
It tells of Perdita a mermaid and her interaction with Savion a human.   They realize that they cannot really be together, but still feel drawn together.  I enjoyed seeing how their differences played out and would recommend this book.  I received this book free to review.

Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson

I also had a chance to read another book by Melody this week as well.  This one was a contemporary one with interesting twists.  Micah who is girl has an Amish pen pal who thinks she is a boy.  They have been writing each other for several years and are finally going to meet.  Micah is not sure how to handle telling him the truth since they have shared much about each other.  I was impressed that they had kept up the correspondence and enjoyed seeing how it all worked out.
I received this book free to review.

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

I love books about cats and this one did not disappoint.  It is very easy to read and I was able to finish it in one sitting.  I loved seeing how Garrison got to know his grandmother's neighbors by finding homes for her cats.  He found himself not only finding the  cats a good home, but the cats seemed to also fill a need that was in all their new homes.
I received this book free to review.

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A delightful Christmas story to get you in the mood for the holiday.  It is a story of miracles, lost loves, and hope.  It tells how one can never never be sure of what is to come.

Bess thinks that she is over her love for Billy, but when circumstances bring them together again, things bear rethinking.  She feels she is ready to move on, but must learn to trust what is best.  I enjoyed the romance and interactions, but the rose story as well.

I received this book free to review.

Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman

A great third book in the Heart of San Francisco series.  I was interested to see how this series would progress and was not disappointed.  This book follows Megan and her change after her senior year that was spent abroad.  While at home she finds herself in a bit of a quandary having to interact with those who previously taunted her.  I enjoyed seeing Megan grow up  and let faith guide her life. She has to learn how to let go and who to trust.  A real page turner and one I would recommend.

I received this book free to review.

Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin

This is a great set of stories set at Christmas and WWII.  I love being taken back into the past to see
how things were during this time and how the managed to still make things work out during the hard times. 
It always amazes me how three authors can write different stories and make them seem like they are written as one.  The three short stores tell the tell of three people from the same family and how they all overcome to move forward during the difficult times.

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The Nativity Bride by Miralee Ferrell

This is an enjoyable story that you will want to be able finish as soon as you start reading it.  It tells the story of two people who reconnect and how their relationship progresses from the time they have spent apart.  I liked how she was able to give their story in this short novella of how things began and progressed.  While it is one I would have loved to have had more to read, it is a great book to sit down with and enjoy at this holiday time.
I received this book free to review from the author.

To Everything a Season by Lauraine Snelling

I just finished another great book by Lauraine Snelling.  I have read several books in her Blessing series and loved learning what had happened to the characters in her previous books.  This book is one that can be read by itself, but after reading, you will want to go back and read other book to see the progression of the characters.
The town of Blessing, North Dakota was founded by many Norwegian immigrants and is growing by leaps and bounds. The town is increasing as quickly as it can and this book revolves around the growing of the town as well as the hospital that is in the town.  It shows how the town comes together to help out in many situations and how families help each other out.
I received this book free to review from the publisher.

At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot

I have previously read historical fiction by this author and was curious if the contemporary would be as good.  I decided it was after a short amount into the book. This book follows the two main characters as they are at a retreat.  Both are trying to stay away from work, but for different reasons.  They soon start  hanging out together and realize that there is more to life than their current situations and they they just need to step back and let fate take control.  I also like the side romance that takes place as well as the community interactions.

I received this book free for review.