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Sunday, July 12, 2020

My favorite 2020 reads so far as follows

THE CRUSHING DEPTHS BY DANI PETTERY


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My feelings for this book are just wow! 
Fast action that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I liked the idea of team work in this book. Team work sure gets a lot done instead of working against each other. I learned some different things from reading this book too. A Wonderful read one I can highly recommend. 



DON'T KEEP SILENT BY ELIZABETH GODDARD


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My thought on this book is that I love it because it has a little bit of everything mixed in it. I love guessing the whodunit because it kept me on the edge of my seat. The Inspiration from has left my heart feeling full. I highly recommend.


THE SECRETS OF SAFFRON HALL BY CLARE
MARCHANT


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This book is like two books in one. But it's so well written that you won't hardly notice it. 1538 is my favorite because of the Tudors. I love anything that is written about them. They are a fascinating family. I did enjoy Eleanor's story too. 
I highly recommend this one also. Especially if you love time travel. 


STAY WITH ME BY BECKY WADE


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I loved this book because it talks about issues that involve our everyday life.  This author has done her research well and has made her character's feelings come to life through the pages of this book. 
She doesn't beat around the bush about certain things this book portrays. It's also filled with Inspirational thoughts that isn't too preachy.  


IF I WERE YOU BY LYNN AUSTIN

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I think the other has given us a wonderful insight on how it might be to be the other person.  Of what life is like for them.  Even though I wanted to cry in some places and others I had to snicker. I feel that Lynn has told a wonderful story one that I couldn't put down until I finished. This is one that will leave you thinking about it long after the book is finished. This is one of my favorite authors and I felt honored to be on her street team this year. I hope I did this book justice with my review because there just isn't any words to express I how feel. Blessed very Blessed. 

THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS BY LISA WINGATE

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This book! This book is amazing! I mean every time I tried to put it down to sleep the voices in this book kept calling me to read it because they had a story to tell me. When I was finished I was blubbering because the character' struggles and pain were so realistic that I felt as I were in the story with them. Ya'll just have to read this amazing book to see what I'm talking about! 


PRETENDING TO BE WED ( FRONTIER VOWS)


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When you read a book like this you know you're getting a treat because this author only puts out a book every so often. I love how she add humor in her books to make the reader enjoy the story that much more! I loved this couple very much. They were certainly very interesting and fun loving! This book ya'll! I highly recommend it! You'll love this couple just as much as I did!


STORIES THAT BIND US BY SUSIE FINKBEINER


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I enjoy anything by this author and I feel that this is her best one yet! Ms. Betty is a wonderful character of her time. Hugo is a sweet little boy and I thought the two of them together was awesome. I loved Ms. Betty's story telling. I found myself imaging sitting by her side and mesmerized by her stories. I especially loved the places Betty and Hugo visited. I didn't want to say goodbye.


WHAT MOMMA LEFT BEHIND


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I enjoyed this book about the people of the Appalachia's. Such beautiful people and the language even reminds me of Kentucky at times. Worrie is an amazing character. She's stout, determined, strong and I could name a few other words that I liked about her but that will do for now. 
The struggles are very real and dealing with the influenza on top of it all. 
I didn't like her greedy brother at all! All he thought about was himself. 
This was a great read and another one I highly recommend! 










Saturday, July 11, 2020

A Dream Within A Dream by Mike Nappa; Melissa Kosci

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

When a troubled young man who goes by Dream tries to kidnap private investigator Trudi Coffey, she discovers he may be the key to solving one of the greatest unsolved art heists in history.


MY REVIEW

An excellent book that will keep you engaged and on the edge of your seat plot. Lots of surprises along the way that you definitely won't see coming. To me, this is what's so exciting about the book. You never know what's coming around the corner!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I loved each of the characters.
I savored this book because I didn't want it to end and like my friend has suggested I'd like to go back and read the others. Even though you don't need to. You can pretty much pick up from here.
The characters oh my each was a delight in their own special way. They truly made me believe that they were real as the author has brought their feelings out to me from across the pages of this book.
So buckle up for the roller coaster ride of your life! This is a thriller for sure!
I give these authors five stars. And they are new to me. I will be looking for more by them.
I highly recommend this book.
My thanks to Netgalley and Revell for a complimentary copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mike Nappa


Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at PopFam.com, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allen Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote. A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full-time. He is the author of Annabel Lee and The Raven.

Melissa Kosci is a fourth-degree black belt in and certified instructor of Songahm Taekwondo. In her day job as a commercial property manager, she secretly notes personal quirks and funny situations, ready to tweak them into colorful additions for her books. She and Corey, her husband of twenty years, live in Florida, where they do their best not to melt in the sun.

Friday, July 10, 2020

A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus


A Father's Promise Blog Tour 
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus
Title: A Father's Promise 
Author: Mindy Obenhaus 
Publisher: Love Inspired  
Release Date: June 16, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He doesn't think he deserves a family... 
but now he has a daughter.

Stunned to discover he has a child, Wes Bishop isn't sure he's father material. But his adorable daughter needs him, and he can't help feeling drawn to her mother, Laurel Donovan -- a woman he's finally getting to know.

But can this sudden dad overcome a past tragedy that has him convinced he's not meant to be a husband or a father...and make a promise of forever?


     

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mindy Obenhaus 
Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer, and the occasional coyote, mountain lion, or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and watching copious amounts of the Hallmark Channel.

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EXCERPT



   The realization made him wince. Laurel was alone. A single mom. That couldn’t have been easy, and it was his fault. He’d been weak, and Laurel had been forced to live with the consequences.

The cafĂ© was empty when they reached the bottom step, something he was more than a little grateful for. Rae held the child—his child, he reminded himself—in her arms and was dancing among the tables, swaying

to and fro.

She stopped when she saw them. “Aw, who’s that, Sarah-Jane?”

The beautiful little girl with hair the color of honey and the same blue eyes as his smiled as her mother approached. A moment later, that smile shifted to him, flipping his insides and his entire world upside down.

Mesmerized, he continued across the wooden floor, not knowing what to do or say.

When he stopped beside the pair, Sarah-Jane reached out her hand and offered him her cookie. How could he refuse? He pretended to nibble. “Yummy, thank you.”

The grinning child seemed pleased with herself. Or him. And for some reason, that mattered. Because despite having just met her, he was smitten with this pint-size charmer. Sarah-Jane was everything good in this world—innocence, pure and simple. Her only expectation was that he would accept the cookie she’d offered. In exchange, he’d offered up his heart, and she’d snatched it without question.

And in that moment, Wes knew his life had been changed forever.





 

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Under Scottish Stars by Carla Laureano

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Recently widowed Serena MacDonald Stewart focuses solely on her children—to the exclusion of career, artistic pursuits, and her sanity. When her brothers ask her to use her long-ignored business skills to oversee the family guest house on the Isle of Skye, she thinks it might be a chance for a new start. But her hopes for a smooth transition are dashed when, the current hotel manager, Malcolm Blake, turns out to be irritating, condescending ... and incredibly attractive.


MY REVIEW

Well, since everyone has pretty much read my thoughts on this book and I agree with ya'll this book was a delight to read! However; I didn't know that it took four long years to wait for it but, since it did it was well worth the read!
I loved the scenery and the way that Laureano wrote, I felt like I was there with the MacDonald family and I loved every minute of it! I didn't want to leave Scotland.
Faith is easy to accept and yes it's very hard to hold on to. Even I have trouble with that. I wonder if God understands that I try so hard sometimes and other times I fail so miserably. I think each of us is that way,
I appreciate that Laureano shows imperfect characters and offers hope in such a way that it's realistic and believable.
A wonderful story and one I enjoyed very much.
I appreciated the fact that I didn't have to read the first books in this series to know what was going on.
I highly recommend this book. I love this author's writing style very much.
My thanks to Netgalley and Tyndale for letting me read and review this beautiful story. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carla Laureano

Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (asC.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.


A Foreign Crown by Jen Geigle Johnson

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A ROYAL REGENCY ROMANCE

Following a devastating series of misfortunes, Lady Aribella Bardsley has bravely shouldered the responsibilities of her household. But just as the bleakness of her situation threatens to overwhelm her, a summons arrives from the Queen with a providential offer: Aribella’s presence is requested as a lady-in-waiting at the palace.

Prince Layton Wilhelm’s family has clung to their neutrality in the war for far too long. As the youngest of the King of Oldenburg’s eight sons, Layton is determined to prove his worth and is unwilling to turn a blind eye to Napoleon’s encroaching privateers. When Layton embarks on a journey to England, it is for one purpose: to petition the British navy for aid. But when he becomes acquainted with the lovely Lady Aribella, he cannot deny their powerful connection. Amid the intrigues and schemes within the walls of the palace, Layton and Aribella know a future together is impossible—but torn between loyalty and love, will they risk everything to follow their hearts? 


MY REVIEW

Once again Johnson gives us another wonderful clean romance read with a beautiful cover! Isn't it amazing?!
I got to look at the life of a lady in waiting. I've always wondered what they really do and Johnson has done a wonderful job in her research for this book
Johnson has a cool writing style all her own and I like how she makes her character"s feelings come out to us across time and the pages of the book.
This book kept me entertained and I had fun imaging what it must have been like to live in the Georgian/Regency era. All the beautiful dresses that the ladies wore.
King George was certainly an interesting character wasn't he? I felt like I got to know him more and more as I read this book, Even Kings have their problems just like we do.
I highly recommend this book. It's a wonderful read and one I believe you'll love just as much as I did!
My thanks to Netgalley for a complimentary copy of this book and I was NOT required to write a positive review, All opinions are my own.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jen Geigle Johnson once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. Other vital things to know: the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Red Ribbon by Pepper Basham

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ABOUT THE BOOK

An Appalachian Feud Blows Up in 1912

Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

In Carroll County, a corn shucking is the social event of the season, until a mischievous kiss leads to one of the biggest tragedies in Virginia history. Ava Burcham isn’t your typical Blue Ridge Mountain girl. She has a bad habit of courtin’ trouble, and her curiosity has opened a rift in the middle of a feud between politicians and would-be outlaws, the Allen family. Ava’s tenacious desire to find a story worth reporting may land her and her best friend, Jeremiah Sutphin, into more trouble than either of them planned.

​The end result? The Hillsville Courthouse Massacre of 1912.


MY REVIEW

This is another hit in my book about the True Crimes series. I love it because it’s mixed with fact and fiction and the author has done her research well.
I’m totally getting a lot of enjoyment out of this series and let me tell you it’s the best series ever written!
Wonderful characters and a cool plot to go along with it.
This book sure didn’t disappoint either as I read and learned about the events unfolding in this story.
I loved the way the mountain people talk. I did have a few places in the book where I didn’t understand but I soon enough figured it out. Here’s a few of my favorite quotes:
“The Lord your God is in your midst. Here. And Greater than your fear” How true this is! I am so glad He is!
I picked this particular quote because that’s what I’m going through right now with all the new changes in my life. I think I’ll write this down somewhere where I can remember it!
Here’s another one I especially loved “God ain’t sittin up in heaven watchin a show down here in Earth.” He don’t mind gettin His hands dirty.” “Else He’d never sent the Savior.”
Granny Burcham a lady who is far wiser than anyone I’ve ever known even in real life. I love her a lot.
Even though Granny is a supporting character I felt she was my own Granny. How I miss my own!
I didn’t really want the story to end. It was so good and I finished it one sitting.
I highly recommend this book and I if you’re anything like me I believe you’ll enjoy it as much as I have!
My thanks to Netgalley and Barbour publishing for a complimentary copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pepper Basham
Pepper D Basham has been telling tales ever since she was a little girl. When her grandmother called her a “writer” at the age of ten, Pepper took it as gospel and has enjoyed various types of writing styles ever since. A native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, mom of five, speech-language pathologist, and lover of chocolate, Pepper enjoys sprinkling her native Appalachian culture into her fiction wherever she can. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC, where she works with kids who have special needs, searches for unique hats, and plots new ways to annoy her wonderful friends at her writing blog, The Writer’s Alley.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Pretending to Be WEd ( Frontier Vows #2)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

It’s a match made in heaven, as long as they don’t fall in love!

The ranch Nolan Key has spent decades working for, even lost a leg for, is now his—or at least it should be. But an absurd clause in his father’s will means he’s in danger of losing the place to his lazy, undeserving cousin. Nolan finds himself scrambling to save his home—by proposing marriage to the town laundress.

Corinne Stillwater’s hands have betrayed her. Numb from hours of doing the same work over and over, her hands will only heal, according to the town doctor, if she gives up the laundry and marries. But she’s been stung repeatedly by love before, so that is one remedy she can’t swallow.

When Nolan offers Corinne a marriage in name only, how can she refuse? Such a partnership could give them the security they seek, but what if the ranch isn't as secure as they believe, and their lives—and dreams—aren't quite as compatible as they thought?

Pretending to Wed is the second book in the Frontier Vows Series by award-winning Christian romance author Melissa Jagears. If you like marriage-of-convenience stories that deal with the nitty-gritty of making a relationship work, you’ll love this authentic romance set in a time gone by that tackles issues still relevant for today.



MY REVIEW

When you get a Melissa Jagears book you know you're in for a treat!
I loved the humor that this author adds in her books and I think I fell in love with Nolan at some point and times in the story. "Sigh"
It's not because of his good looks I can tell you that. I think it's for his stubborn strength and determination to fight for what he thinks is rightfully his. I don't blame him for that. I would too!
Actually, they're both about as stubborn as you know what.
There were time I wanted to smack them both as I felt that God has led them together for a reason and they're both too blind to see it. I wanted to shout "wake up!" See what's right in front of you!"
I didn't finish right away. I wanted to savor this book for as long as I could. I just hate saying goodbye to my friends but I know that I can always reread this book. It's well worth it!
Melissa just has that certain spark to her books. They come from the heart and her stories are always well thought out. It's her special style of writing.
I enjoyed every moment of this book. I think I'll order the print copy when it comes available because this book is a keeper in my book!!
I especially love the cover. I laughed because she had her fingers crossed behind her back. What's she up to?
You'll just have to read this book to find out!
I highly recommend this book!
My thanks to the author for a complimentary copy of this book.
I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Melissa Jagears

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Much to her introverted self's delight, award-winning author Melissa Jagears hardly needs to leave her home to be a homeschooling mother and novelist. She lives in Kansas with her husband and three children and can be found online at www.melissajagears.com, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Thank you for checking out my books, and thank you for reviewing them!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In 1933, most people are focused on the Great Depression but all Piper Danson can think about is how to get out of being a debutante and marrying Braxton Crandall. In an act of defiance, Piper volunteers as a frontier nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains where adventure awaits.


MY REVIEW

Mrs. Gabhart once again brings us a delightful read about 1930's Kentucky.
I have enjoyed reading her books and this one is no exception!
This is a subject that I feel this author has done well with and her research is spot on!
I've found myself looking up Mrs. Breckenridge and I"m thoroughly intrigued by her and how she started everything. She's a fascinating woman that's for sure!
I love her saying that can't is not a word in her book. I think it was wonderful how she stood by it. By saying can't isn't going to get anything done.
I feel like if it's meant to be then God will make it happen no matter where, when, and who you are. I like how He's always watching out for us. I know He has me. All the time.
Kentucky is full of rich history and I really liked the story telling of the mountain folks. They can teach future generations to keep the old ways. I think in some ways we'd be better of if the old ways were still around.
I will say this, the horses in this story made my day. They are my favorite animals and the way Gabhart has written I felt like I was riding with the nurses to their destinations to help the people that live in the mountains of Kentucky.
I snickered in some places of this book and I really and truly loved this read! It took me back to my home even if only for a little while.
I love learning and reading more the nurses of the Appalachian mountains and their whole reason for being there.
Truda is my favorite character in the whole book. Her whole outlook on life is amazing! She keeps on doing what needs to be done and I like that her positive attitude rubs off on everyone that she meets including her niece Piper.
Garhart weaves in some wonderful faith filled messages that aren't a mile long and brings her point across without being too preachy. It's my favorite thing about reading these books.
I am looking forward to Gabhart's next book with anticipation because she's an awesome story teller herself.
I highly recommend this book. It will leave your heart filled with satisfaction from an incredible read.
My thanks to Netgalley and Revell for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann H. Gabhart


Ann H. Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky. By the time she was ten she knew she wanted to be a writer. She's published over twenty novels. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up. She loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dog, reading and, of course, writing. Her Shaker books, set in her fictional Shaker village of Harmony Hill in the 1800's, are popular with readers. The Outsider was a Christian Fiction Book Award Finalist in 2009. Her Heart of Hollyhill books are Small Town, America books set in the 1960's. Angel Sister, a Rosey Corner book set during the Great Depression, will be followed by Small Town Girl. Visit Ann's website http://annhgabhart.com or her two blogs, One Writer's Journal, www.annhgabhart.blogspot.com, and the Hollyhill Book of the Strange, www.hollyhillbookofthestrange.blogspo.... Giveaways several times a year.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Stories that Bind by Susie Finkbeiner

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and its special kind of magic.



MY REVIEW

Wow! I was certainly sad to see this book end! But then again, good books usually are over before you know it. I love Susie Finkbeiner. I like how she makes me stop and think about each quote whenever I came across one. I really liked this one because it is fitting for the the 60's at a time when things were scary in an ever changing world.
" Don't let the scary things of the world keep you from seeing the good." "Even the darkest night can't put out all the light." I really think that this advice from Betty to Hugo applies even in today's world. Not just the 60's. I like how Betty reminds herself while she's telling Hugo this. Even adults need gentle reminders too.
I remember sitting in church listening to Preacher Joe preaching this very thing. As long as there's light there will be hope. I think that's why this particular quote stood out to me. God is always a beacon of light. He's there for us all the time.
Fear can often make people do things they normally wouldn't do. 
Another quote was a lady talking to Betty when she was visiting Clara told her that all we can do is love them if we can't do anything else. We love them because they are still family. How true this is!
I couldn't put this book down because every time I did it would holler at me to pick right back up until I finished it. I love when books yell at me like that. It means they're fabulous!!
Hugo stole my heart from the beginning and at times made me cry. 
Betty was a fabulous character too who had a big heart of gold. For what she done for Hugo. I wish she was my aunt. My the stories that she told! I had to laugh at a few of them.
The places that the author described I have actually been there. But I didn't mind visiting again. I rather enjoyed it! Michigan is my favorite place to visit.
I really liked the actual historical events that took place in real life and I feel that the author has done her research to the T. She's done an excellent job in bringing them to life so that we can imagine being there ourselves.
Finkbeiner write the best stories ever! This book definitely comes from the heart! I hope this isn't her last.
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars! It certainly deserves it. I would reread this book over and over because it's just that good!
Friends you just have to read this heartwarming tale of an era gone by! So so good!
I highly recommend!
My thanks to Netgalley and Revell for a beautiful read! One I highly enjoyed!
I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own. NO compensations were received.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susie Finkbeiner



Susie Finkbeiner is the author of All Manner of Things as well as the CBA bestselling Pearl Spence series.

When she’s not writing or traveling to speak at retreats or conferences, Susie enjoys lunch dates with her husband, reading with her kids, and drinking coffee with good friends.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Never An Amish Bride by Ophelia London

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Welcome to charming Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, where bestselling author Ophelia London will bring you on a moving and unforgettable journey through faith, forgiveness, and ultimately love.

Everything changed for Esther Miller with the death of her beloved fiancĂ©, Jacob. Even years later, she still struggles with her faith and purpose in the small, tight-knit Amish village of Honey Brook—especially now that her younger sister is getting married. All she wants is to trust in the Lord to help her find peace...but peace is the last thing she gets when Lucas, Jacob’s wayward older brother, returns to town.

Lucas Brenneman has been harboring a secret for years—the real reason he never returned from Rumspringa and the truth behind his brother Jacob’s death. Honey Brook still calls to him, but he knows his occuMpation as a physician’s assistant must take precedence. With sweet and beautiful Esther he finds a comfort he’s never known, and he feels like anything is possible...even forgiveness. But she was Jacob’s bride-to-be first. And if she knew the truth, would she ever truly open her heart to him?

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London brings a sweet, heartfelt, and surprisingly funny take to the popular Amish romance cannon. 


MY REVIEW

Love loved this book!
Cool characters and an awesome plot! I also loved the theme of love, acceptance and forgiveness.
I'm giving this book 5 stars because I've had such an enjoyable read out of this.
It made for a peaceful evening when everyone else was asleep. I got to visit my Amish world once again.
In my opinion, this story is also about hope. No matter what a person has done or what has happened to them.
Lucas and Esther are perfect examples. Each is trying to get through life the best way they know how. Grief has no time limit that's for sure! I still miss my mom!
And you know, secrets do have a way of coming out in the end sometimes depending on how it's received it may give that person some peace after it's out.
Might I say this cover is gorgeous! Makes you wonder what Esther is thinking about doesn't it? You'll just have to read this book to find out.
I highly recommend this beautiful story! And I will be watching for more stories by the author in the future!
My thanks to Netgalley for a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I was NOT required to write a positive review.


ABOUT THE BOOK

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas, and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE (Honey Brook series), her very first Amish Ophelia Londonromance! As wells as the Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and other adult, NA and YA sweet romances. Visit her at ophelialondon.com, but don’t call when she’s streaming The Walking Dead.



The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey

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ABOUT THE BOOK

They know the power and peril of the ocean.
But as they get closer to the deadly truth . . .
An even greater danger lurks just beneath the surface.

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker, Coast Guard Investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are flown to the scene thirty-eight miles from shore. Tensions aboard the rig are high, and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the "plague on the environment" from continuing its work. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating on board about an ancient curse lurking in the depths below.

Mounting evidence shows the death might not have been an accident. Was the man killed by one of the activists or, more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only numerous suspects, but also their own haunted pasts and their attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems about to break open, worse news arrives: a tropical storm has turned their way. Now they're cut off from any rescue--right where the killer wants them. 


MY REVIEW

Another great read by Dani Pettrey and the second book in this new series!
A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon following Rissi and Mason as they solve their case on an oil rig along with different complications getting their way!
I loved guessing whodunit in this book! It's not who you think it is at first!
There were different places in this book that will make you laugh and if not at least grinning at the team member's gentle banter throughout the book. It's what I liked best about this book.
Pettrey has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat to see what Rissi and Mason and the other team members will do next!
Another thing I liked was how Pettrey has indeed done her research for the investigation part of this book so we'll that she's made it so believable and real like you were a part of the team yourself! This book was fantastic!
I'm looking forward to the next book in this series because this sure did not disappoint! I highly recommend this great read! You'll not be disappointed!
My thanks to Netgalley and Bethany House for a copy of the book. I was NOT required to write a positive review for this book.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with Dani Pettreythe chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), 

“gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award finalist, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award.

From her early years eagerly reading Nancy Drew mysteries, to paging through Agatha Christie novels or watching on-the-edge-of-her-seat adventure movies, Dani has always enjoyed mystery and suspense. She considers herself blessed to be able to write the kind of stories she loves—full of plot twists and peril, love, and longing for hope and redemption. Her greatest joy as an author is sharing the stories God lays on her heart. She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit danipettrey.com.

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