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When God Made You Matthew Paul Turner (Author), David Catrow (Illustrator)

I loved this book.  It was fun to read with a little one and look at the great pictures.  It had a great message and was fun to listen to a little one's interpretation of the book as they "read" it to me after I had read it to them.  It is a great book that everyone should read and find someone to read it to.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, but the review is my own.

Maybe It's You by Candace Calvert

Maybe It's You tells the story of the new life that Sloane Ferrell  has set up for herself.  She is doing her best to keep her past in the past, but is having trouble keeping everything from Micah.  Micah gets to know Sloane and when a crisis hits the hospital that they work at he finds out more about her that he ever hoped to.
     I enjoyed reading this book and the fast pace of it kept me on my toes.  I enjoyed learning about their jobs and how they came to learn more about each other.  I like how they worked with her past and were able to do what had to be done to keep her safe.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review ismy own.

The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett

The Sisters of Sugarcreek tells the story of three women and the trials that they have faced that brought them together.  Lydia's husband has died leaving her to learn how to do things on her own, while Liz has always depended on Rose for friendship finds herself at a loss after she is killed in a fire.  Jessica inherits Rose's quilt shop and finds  herself in need of help which she soon finds in the other two women.
     I really enjoyed this book and the developing friendship between the women.  I can't imagine what  it would be like to go through what they did and have to start over without some type of support system and they found that in each other.  It is always great to have and find friends like that.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

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The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I cannot imagine what it would be like to leave everything and start a new life like Anna did.  It would be hard enough to leave in modern times when you can go to the nearest store to get everything you need, but to try to set up a house and live on the frontier would be something else.  I enjoyed seeing Anna's romance and learning how she chose who to give her heart to and I really enjoyed seeing the twist in the story and how it all came together.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

A very suspenseful read that I was glad I started reading when I had time to finish it.  Andi's sister was murdered a while ago and it is time for the murderer to pay the price for the murder, but Andi receives evidence that he didn't do it and is determined to make sure the right person pays for the crime.  I  don't know if I could be as open minded as Andi was in giving the murderer a chance to prove  innocence.
     I also enjoyed reading how Andi and the cold case detective Will worked together to sort out all the details.  They made a good match in figuring things out.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Dark, Witch & Creamy by H.Y. Hanna

What can go be better than a  a book with has chocolate and cats in it, not much.   Caitlyn finds out that she is not who she thinks she is and goes searching for the truth.  I loved wondering what she would run across next as she embarked on her journey and finds out who she really is.  I enjoyed reading about the own she found herself in and the description made it seem like a great place to visit minus the murder of course.
       An enjoyable start to a new series and I look forward to seeing more.
      I have read previous books from this author and was delighted to get a chance to read this one for free, the review is entirely my own.

Still Life by Dani Pettrey

This story grabbed my attention from the start as I liked how the characters were able to work at solving the mystery based on multiple outcomes.  While they kept up hope for one outcome, they kept their options open for more.  I liked how Avery was open about her past even when she was ashamed of it, but realized that being open could help them with the investigation and that made her more real to me in that she was willing to let go of the past to focus on the future.
     I also like learning some of the history of the area as the author used some of the local history in the area as part of the crime scene.  It gave me a taste of hidden treasures that are around many towns and a bit of a nod to the first book as it too has a bit of a historical theme.
    I highly recommend this book and series and look forward to seeing what happens next,

Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz

I was drawn in by the cover of the book and loved the house and dog on front.  In reading it , it was just as intriguing.  Maggie has a business that I could definitely take advantage of as she helps to get things organized. She has taken on the task of helping the absent minded Professor Lincoln Sinclair to get organized, when she gets the added task of figuring out who killed his fiance.  I quite enjoyed seeing how she was able to keep things together as she tackled several jobs at once.  Once I started reading, I had to keep my self from turning ahead to see how it would turn out and if I had guessed correctly.
    I received a copy from the author, but the review is my own.

A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Being a history lover, I enjoy books set in the past as it gives me some insight as to life during that time period.  I enjoyed reading about Temperance Tucker's life and how she was able to defend herself on the Kentucky frontier.  I don't know that I could have been as rugged as she was and been able to survive during that time.  I enjoyed seeing the story play out between her and Sion and how they learned to get around each other's pasts.
      I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but the review is my own.

In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

I greatly enjoyed reading this book and learning more about Alaska and this time period.  I liked learning about the living conditions and what all it took to  be a mountain guide.  I think it would have been exciting to be around during this time period, but a bit scary too. It was great to get a perspective on the president's visit as well.
    I also enjoyed learning about Cassidy and her father as they were a part of this exciting time and the mystery and working together of Cassidy and Allan had me not wanting to put the book down.
    I love the stories that these authors pair together to write and this one was no exception.
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but the review is entirely my own.

Shadow of Suspicion by Christy Barritt

I enjoy suspenseful books and Shadow of Suspicion did not disappoint.   Laney and Mark have to work together to clear Laney's name and to keep her safe.  I enjoyed seeing how they interacted and worked together to figure out what is happening and how they drew closer together.  I like seeing how the characters think and love it when I come to the same conclusion they did, but love being pleasantly surprised as well.  I highly recommend reading this book.