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A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides) by Tracie Peterson

I have enjoyed this series by Tracie Peterson.  Phoebe has no idea of her father's plans, but is looking forward to a trip to Montana.  It is a chance to visit the US and to see a new place.  She wants to stay, but things are not going as planned.  While there she meets Ian Harper who realizes the danger she is in and works to help her out.
     I always enjoy books that tie fiction and history together as they help me learn,but put it in a way that I can remember.
     I received a copy of this book to read and review.



My Sister's Prayer (Cousins of the Dove) by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

I love the style of this series where it goes back and forth between the past and present to tell the story.  It gives you the background as well as the perspective of what is happening currently.  I enjoy the stories and learning about the events of the past in this format.  I enjoyed the story of the sisters as it shows forgiveness and love.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher to read and review.




Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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As a person who loves to visit national parks and has visited Mammoth Cave several times, this book intrigued me.  I loved seeing the caves from this perspective as a guide and how Rebekah went about becoming one.  I liked seeing how she tried to keep up her disguise and loved learning about the mapping of the tunnels.  This was an enjoyable book by a great author, and I highly recommend it.
     More from the author can be found at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/
     I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review.

365 Pocket Morning Prayers: Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day Leather Bound by David R. Veerman

A wonderful book to that easy to use on the go or for quiet morning devotions.  This is a great way to start your day and to help you through what trials might come your way during the day.  It is easy to use and read and just the right size.
      I plan to use it more than once and many of the devotions lead themselves to be re-read.
     I received a copy of the book from Tyndale Publishing to read and review.



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Catching Heat (Cold Case Justice) by Janice Cantore

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Detective Abby Hart is out to find out what exactly happened to her parents and is determined to put the person behind it behind bars.  When her work takes her near her hometown, she finds herself drawn back to the case.  PI Luke Murphy teams up with her in a newly formed task force and helps her with the case.  They soon find themselves involved in more than they expected.
     This book was a real page turner.  I liked the perspectives of the characters and how they worked together.  While this is the third book, it can be read alone, but it does refer to the previous stories.  I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good suspenseful read.
     I received this book from the publisher to read and review.

Silent Sabotage (First Responders) by Susan Sleeman

Emily Graves has taken on the task of bringing her aunt's bed-and-breakfast back to life, but soon she finds herself struggling for her own.  Someone has something to hide and they do not want her to succeed.  Archer Reed is the town sheriff and he is making is his mission to find out who is behind the problems with the B and B, but he has to convince Emily that it is in her best interest to cooperate with him.
     I really enjoyed reading this book and it is a great one that can be finished in a sitting.  I found myself not wanting to stop and wanting to turn ahead to find out what would happen next.  This is the fifth book in the First Responders Series, but you don't have to read the others to follow the story.
     I received a copy of the book from the author/publisher to read and review.



Meant to be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry

Sofia is a strong woman and can hold her own.  She finds herself facing the past as she inherits a boutique and comes back to the town she left behind to run it.  She also finds herself running back into an old flame, that did not work out well and she finds herself drawn to him again.
     This was an enjoyable read and liked the characters, especially how strong Sofia was.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to read and review.




Where Hope Prevails (Return to the Canadian West Book #3) by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

I have really enjoyed this series and as a teacher enjoy seeing how teaching was in the past.  I cannot imagine teaching that many different levels.  I would not know how to respond also to having to do a type of team teaching, especially if it were such a different philosophy than mine.
  I too would not know how to respond to her situation with Jarrick and if I could allow him to do what he felt was right even if I did not feel that it would really work in the long run.
     I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher.




Small Note

I wish I could say I got to go a reading marathon, but instead I am catching up on some reviews that are very overdue.
     Here's to staying on top of things in the future and a marathon of posting on this lovely day off.

A Worthy Heart (Courage to Dream) by Susan Anne Mason

Another enjoyable historical fiction.  I liked seeing the travel through the characters eyes and the hopes and dreams that they have to start a new life.  The love story was enjoyable and I liked how they tried to do things the way that they should have, but worked on following their hearts as well.
    I received a copy from the publisher to read and review.


She Walks in Power (Protectors of the Spear Book 1) by MaryLu Tyndall

I enjoyed this story of trust and belief.  Alexia has spent her life protecting the Spear and has had to live part of her life hidden in the forest to escape those who want to kill her.  She has manage to still provide for her village and care for her sister all the while trying to keep safe.  Ronar falls for Alexia and soon finds himself in a greater battle than he has ever fought trying to defeat the wicked forces at the castle.
    I liked how strong Alexia was to go through what she did and still manage to do what she was appointed to do a a young age.  I liked how Ronar worked to do what he felt was right even if he wasn't always sure of it.
    An enjoyable age for many ages.
    I received a copy of this book from the author to read and review.    


Silk Stalkings (A Material Witness Mystery) by Diane Vallere

I was intrigued by the cover of this book and the contents did not disappoint.  Poly Monroe has the privilege of providing the fabric to create the gowns for the Miss Tangorii pageant and is very happy.  This will give her shop great advertisement and be great for business.  This all changes as Harvey Halliwell is found dead and Poly feels compelled to figure out what has happened.
     I enjoyed following the story to figure out what happened and why.  The clues kept me guessing and I liked seeing how Poly reasoned it out.  This is the third book in the series and I plan to go back and read the first two.
     I received a copy of the book to read and review from the author.



Murder at Rough Point (A Gilded Newport Mystery) by Alyssa Maxwell

After reading the first three books in this series, I was very happy to find out that there would be another book.  I love the insight as to how they lived during this time and it makes me want to visit the area of Rhode Island where they take place.  I can just imagine attending the parties and dressing up during this time.
     I also enjoy how the mystery is laid out and solved.  Emma is a girl ahead of her time and I enjoy seeing how she is a part of the upper crowd, but still herself as well.  I think it would be fun to get into what she does, minus the dead bodies of course.
    I would highly recommend this book (or any of the others) to read.
     I was given a copy of the book to read and review.