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From this Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling

A great end to a great series.  I love this set of books by Lauraine Snelling and love how she takes characters from her other series and expands on them because I love the town of Blessing and seeing how it has grown over time.  I enjoy seeing how the characters evolve and grow up.  I also love seeing how the town grows and how the new people are welcomed and work at fitting in.  I enjoyed seeing the interaction between Deborah and Toby and how they work at deciding what is the best for them both.  While I am sad this series is ending, I hope to see more of Blessing in a new series.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher.  The review is my own.

Wild Montana Skies (Montana Rescue) by Susan May Warren

I stories about those who risk their lives to help others intriguing and this start to a new series did not disappoint.  Kacey Fairing is home for a short time in Mercy Falls while there she has to team up with Ben King who is running Peak Rescue for his father.  They are forced to put aside their differences to work together when an emergency faces the town.
     I liked seeing how they were able to put aside what was troubling them and work together to do what they were trained to do.  I look forward to seeing more in this series
     I received a copy of the story from the publisher, the review is my own.

Another Day, Another Dali (Serena Jones Mysteries) by Sandra Orchard

Another page turner by Sandra Orchard.  I liked seeing how Serena's mind worked as she was helping to figure out who was replacing the real thing with a forgery.  As Serena investigated, she she did not always like the direction that the facts were taking her, but she continued on.  I liked guessing what would happen and was delighted when I guessed right and intrigued when I didn't.  A great read.
     I received a copy from the publisher, the review is my own.

Where Two Hearts Meet: A Novel (Prince Edward Island Dreams) by Liz Johnson

This is the second book in the Prince Edward Island Dreams series and after reading it was glad to see there would be another one.  The book tells the story of Caden and Adam.  Caden is a chef at the Red Door Inn and loves her job.  When she is asked to show a visiting journalist around, it is not in her comfort zone, but she agrees to do it.  I enjoyed the interaction between the charters and how Caden responds as she realizes that Adam is not quite who she thought he was.  I liked how thing worked as the book progressed.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

The Angel of Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas Romance by Cindy Woodsmall

A lovely story of hope and love.  Rose agrees to help Joel Dienner with his home and family.  This means leaving her family and traveling to a new place.  She hopes this will give her a chance to start over as well and give her a family to love and to be loved as well.  She knows what she is getting into, but hopes over time it can become something more
     I liked seeing the charters evolve and how some of the hurt was changed and how they allowed the changes to take place over time.
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Putting on the Witch (Retired Witches Mysteries) by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene

This is the third book in the series, but the first one that I have read.  I really enjoyed the writing and the characters were enjoyable.  I enjoyed their enthusiasm is getting a chance to go to the ball (who doesn't like dressing up). and of course a murder occurs.  The coven works together to find out who is responsible and I enjoyed seeing the way they thought things out to solve the mystery.  An enjoyable book that I would highly recommend.

Love's Faithful Promise by Susan Anne Mason

I enjoyed this story of hope and perseverance.  I liked how Deidre is making a difference by trying to make her way into a field that women didn't always have a chance in.  I liked how Dr. Matthew Clayborne learns to take a different look at things that he isn't sure about when he realizes that is it making a difference.
     Deirdre comes home to help care for her mother after she has a stroke.  While there she butts heads with Dr. Matthew Clayborne when she wants to participate in her mother's care.   He has agreed to come and care for Deidre's mother in exchange for being able to stay at her home of Irish Meadows while his daughter recovers from an illness.
     I received a copy of the book from the author publisher.  The review is voluntary.

The Wish by Beverly Lewis

A story of friendship that spans a time.  Leona Speicher and Gloria Gingerich are great friends who hope to become more as romance develops among family members.  It seems like the perfect life until the day that Gloria's family is expelled from the church and must move away.  Leona is devastated and hopes things will work out in the future.
     I liked how Leona was willing to stick with her friend even if it is not the popular thing to do.  She realized how much the friendship meant and willing to go after her friend even though her fiance didn't approve.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher.  The review is voluntary.

Guilty as Cinnamon: A Spice Shop Mystery by Leslie Budewitz

I enjoyed reading the next installment of the Spice Shop Mysteries.  I like Pepper's approach to figuring out what has happened and how she interacts with the other characters to find out more about the victim and is able to put together what happened.
     Pepper works at her Spice Shop in Seattle and likes see all the good foods that are made with her spices.  She is working with Tamara Langston who is opening a restaurant and when Tamara is found dead, Pepper finds herself involved in the investigation.  She realizes that if she wants things to go back to normal in the shop, she will have to do some sleuthing on her own.

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

This is a neat book that helps you to study and journal your ideas at the same time.  It is a departure from just writing notes and is helpful in remembering what you are studying about since you can draw and express your thoughts in different ways.  It is easy to use and works well as an addition to study time.

This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick

I have enjoyed the many books that I have from Jane Kirkpatrick and this one was no exception.  I love seeing how she weaves actual events into her books as it makes it see more real.  I liked how strong a woman that Tabitha and how she refused to let her family be separated and how her being on the journey became very important.  It was interesting to see how life was along the journey west and how many lives were impacted along the way.
     I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher.

The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson

An enlightening story of home and love that will touch all who read it.  I loved this story as I love reading and using your gifts for what is best.   Close friends become even closer when one of their group dies, leaving them with one more challenge.  The become the Christmas Angels and work together to help those in need all the while helping themselves in return.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher to read and review.