Friday, January 31, 2020

A Girl's Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate

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A Girl's Guide to the Outback
By Jessica Kate
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages
January 28th 2020 by Thomas Nelson

How far will a girl go to win back a guy she can’t stand? This funny, sweet, and romantic story proves that opposites do attract—and that God has a sense of humor.

Samuel Payton is a passionate youth pastor in Virginia, but below the surface, he’s still recovering from the blow of a failed business and insecurities he can’t shake. His coworker, start-up expert Kimberly Foster, is brilliant, fearless, and capable, but years of personal rejection have left her defensive and longing for a family. Two people have never been more at odds—or more attracted to one another. And every day at work, the sparks sure do fly.

When Kimberly’s ambitious plans for Sam’s ministry butt up against his risk-averse nature, Sam decides that obligations to family trump his work for the church. He quits the ministry and heads home to Australia to help his sister, Jules, save her struggling farm. As Kimberly’s grand plans flounder, she is forced to face the truth: that no one can replace Sam. Together they strike up a deal: If Kimberly comes to work on Jules’s dairy farm and lends her business brains to their endeavor, then maybe—just maybe—Sam will reconsider his future with the church.

As Kimberly tries her hand at Australian farm life, she learns more about herself than she could’ve ever expected. Meanwhile Sam is forced to re-evaluate this spunky woman he thought he already knew. As foes slowly morph into friends, they wonder if they might be something even more. But when disaster strikes the farm, will Sam find it within himself to take a risk that could lead to love? And will Kimberly trust God with her future?

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Does all it take is a mini vacation and a good crying jag along with help from God to realize that you're meant for each other? And the fear of change to keep you from doing God's will?

I believe so yes.
A good cry often clears up our minds and tends or supposed to make us feel better but all it does is make me have a headache with a stopped up nose and swollen eyeballs lol. But for me, it tends to relieve the tension a little.
Sometimes we just need a little break away from everyone and everything to help us out with our jobs and maybe even God's will for us.
This book has all of that and much more. I feel like it's a feel good book with lots of good advice from Sam's mum. I started calling her the Wise woman. She's my favorite person in the story.
I loved the story and even got a few laughs out of it as well.
I just wanted to choke Kimberly and Sam and yes even Jules and Mick.
It sure took them a long time to see what's right in front of them!
I love Kim and her determination to get things done and I especially love her stubbornness. But, I think what I liked best was that the author showed just how flawed she was. I loved how the author put her through the adventures of just life in general.
I especially loved the setting of Australia. It gave me a glimpse of what it's really like over there.
Sam is just stupid stubborn. All because of fear like his mom said.
I hate fear. It tends to hold us back from what God really wants us to do for Him.
Forgiveness and Trust plays a part of this story too.
The trusting part is the most hardest thing to do. I know. I tend to fail at that part. But it's a good thing that our Lord is patient with us. I'm so very grateful for that aren't you?
I finished this book all in one day. It was so good that I couldn't put it down. Plus, it made my cold afternoon go by faster. I love a good story like that.
I highly recommend. I also didn't see any mistakes in this copy that Netgalley let me have.
My thanks to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson.
I was NOT required to write a review. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own. 

About the Author

Australian author Jessica Kate writes inspirational romances with wit, sass, and grit. Jessica is a screenwriting groupie, cohost of the StoryNerds vlog and podcasts, and her favorite place to be—apart from Mum and Dad’s back deck—is a theme park. She has traveled North America and Australia, and samples her favorite pasta wherever she goes—but the best (so far) is still the place around the corner from her corporate day job as a training developer. She loves watching sitcoms with her housemates and being a leader in a new church plant.

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Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston

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Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston Title: Rocks and Flowers in a Box
Author: Cynthia Hilston
Series: Lorna & Tristan #2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 21, 2019

The wedding bells for Lorna and Tristan Blake toll doom right as the honeymoon begins with an unexpected turn in Tristan’s health. While World War II winds down, Lorna receives a letter from the War Department informing her that the brother she thought killed in action is still alive. She is overjoyed, but his return will dredge up a devastating secret about their parents’ tragic death –a secret that could destroy her new marriage and threaten her husband’s physical and mental well-being. What unfolds is balancing act of keeping the faith and shattering the pieces of the life she’s worked so hard to put back together.

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This is a new to me author and while I really can't connect with the characters I still enjoyed this book. I stayed up all night just because it was so good!

I loved the Post WW2 setting for this story.
I can't imagine what the war was like or how the soldiers felt or dealt with life after they came home. This book has given me some idea of that. (My grandfather fought in Germany).
I felt the author has done her research well and has covered everything that was discussed in the this book.
She has made me an instant fan of her books.
I love the way she has made the character's feelings come out of the book and what I really liked was learning about POW camps in Germany.
I loved Lorna from the beginning. She's my favorite character.
I think it's because of her perfect example of her strong faith in God.
I understand the meaning of rock bottom( I've felt that way many times). Because sometimes when things don't go right or when we dread things our stomach tends to hit a rock so to speak. Lorna feels this way when her brother Chucky shows up at her door.
Tristan is dealing with matters of his own. I do love him for trying. But will his secret end up destroying everything they've worked so hard for or will forgiveness com into play?
Y'all will just have to pick up this story to find out. I believe y'all will be pleasantly surprised!
I highly recommend.
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Cynthia Hilston

Cynthia Hilston is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married, and lives in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. Visit her website for more information.

 In her spare time - what spare time? - she devours books, watches Supernatural and Outlander, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, drinks wine or coffee with good friends, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Traitor's Pawn by Lisa Harris



When FBI agent Jack Shannon arrives in Corpus Christi, Texas, he is focused on one thing: find the man who has been selling encrypted government secrets to the Chinese through online birding chat rooms. But when a senator is shot during a hunting trip and the woman he was with is abducted, Jack agrees to join the search--especially when he discovers that the kidnapping victim is Aubrey Grayson, a woman he was once in love with.

As the search continues, it becomes clear the senator may not have been the intended victim--and Aubrey may be connected to the other case Jack is supposed to be working on. Can Jack untangle the knots before it's too late? And when he learns the truth, will it be too painful to get past?

Join the hunt for the truth--and a traitor--in this tension-laden story of secrets, betrayal, and second chances. 


This book was just so awesome and it's a great start to a new series! 
 I finished it late into the night last night and this morning I had a book hangover. But so worth the read! I even tried to put it down to go to bed and I couldn't make my eyes close because I kept thinking about Aubrey, Jack and Adam but mostly Aubrey.
This story is about finding the truth. Sometmes the truth ends up hurting but in the end it can also give us peace if we can come to accept it. It can make us or break us this is where forgiveness comes in. 
This is one of my favorite quotes because it's what I've been trying to say all along in my other reviews Jack tells Aubrey this because she's waring within herself on her feelings about her father. 
"I can't make that decision for you, but I do know that sometimes forgiveness is more for the person who needs to forgive than the person who need to receive it. Even if that's all that's left to be said."
Folks, this is so very true even if it's only for yourself. At least you can be in peace. Life is too short.
 I've been there and done that. It isn't easy to forgive someone who's done you wrong or whatever the case is. I had to learn along the way with Jesus. I've had to ask Jesus to help me and you know what He did! 
This book has so many twists and turns that will make you eager to turn the pages to see what is happening next! It did me! And I loved every minute of it!
I thought Jack was just the best! I loved his kind and caring ways and oh my he can be by my side any time he wants. I felt that he was the best listener! His support for Aubrey meant a lot to me as a woman because not many men are like that. 
Aubrey is my heroine. Why you ask? Because she wants to see this thing through and that my friends takes Jesus and a whole lot of determination not to give up.  I love her personality because it's  a lot like mine. She can be my friend and sister any time! I loved getting to know her. 
I enjoyed in getting to know the supporting characters too. Like Adam. I thought he was the best friend anyone could have.
I liked how Harris added the theme Trust. because I couldn't have said it better myself. Trust is the most important thing other than Forgiveness. 
Here's another favorite quote " Sometimes, all we can do is trust" in God to do what is right and doing what's right isn't always easy. Especially when we don't things are fair in life and it tends to make us angry. I know it does me. It makes me angry because there are rules that are "supposed to be for certain people" and the rest well you get my drift.  I don't like that. It's not fair. 
It's great to have friends in Christ around you who can give you a gentle reminder every now and then when we need it. 

Join the hunt for the truth--and a traitor--in this tension-laden story of secrets, betrayal, and second chances. 
This book was so very good that I can't express it enough.  I highly recommend it. 
My thanks to Revell and the author with NO compensations received. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. 


Lisa HarrisBIO: Award-winning author of nineteen novels and novellas, Lisa Harris lives with her husband and their three children in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.

When she’s not busy writing or home schooling, she loves traveling, cooking different ethnic foods, and photographing animals and birds in the African bush. Visit her website at and her blog at www.myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Loving Jenna by Amy Lillard

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In this new series set in the beloved Oklahoma Amish community of Wells Landing, three generations of women challenge themselves and each other to make a fresh start in faith, family—and love.

Jenna Burkhart is tired of being “special” and hearing about what she can't do. Even though she suffered a head injury in a childhood swimming accident, she wants a life of her own just like any Amish woman. But now that she, her mamm, and her mammi have moved to Wells Landing, she's having a hard time fitting in. . . . Until she meets Buddy Miller, a boy just like her, who gives her the confidence to reach for the impossible . . .

Like Jenna, Buddy is used to being the boy no one expects much from, the one people see as “different.” Still, being around Jenna’s lively, kind-hearted ways makes him strive ever-harder to become the self-sufficient Amish man she deserves. But in the face of family disapproval and their own fears, will Jenna and Buddy's courage be enough to give them a forever happiness together? 


Love is all around. Yes indeed it is. God's love for each and every one of us. No matter how or what happened to us in life.
I think for starters Charlotte was way too hard on Jenna. I felt that she was extremely overprotective and I'm feeling like calling Charlotte all kinds of names. Gertie too lol
Yes as I read I started to understand Charlotte but still her being too hard on Jenna was over rated. I didn't like how she kept telling Jenna that she was special.
Thank goodness for Nadine. She's my heroin. I love how she tells Charlotte to lay off Jenna. "She has enough trouble without you staying on her all the time."
( This would make a great meme).
Another one I didn't like was when Buddy's dad kept saying you understand? I think it's because of the way people say it like we're dumb or something. People use that word with me all the time. I have to remind them not to say that word.
Jenna is a sweetheart. I really loved her. I applauded her because the more her mother said no the more she dug her heals in. Kind of like me when I was growing up.
I liked Buddy well enough but I loved sweet Jenna more.
God's plan. I think I like that very much.
If God wants two people like Buddy and Jenna to be together then who's to say they can't? Oh we can try and stop it but if it's meant to be then no one should interfere.
Buddy and Jenna are human too. They have a right to be happy just like anyone else.
I think that's why I didn't like the story. Gertie and Charlotte interfered way too much like Nadine said. And that's why I loved and cheered for Nadine.
I still strongly recommend this book because Lillard is a magnificent storyteller. The story is realistic in some ways and others no quite so.
I was NOT required to write a review. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 


I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

Amy LillardI live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies--(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940's movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's

The solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano

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Analyn Sanchez can handle the long hours and arrogant clients that come with her job as a crisis management associate at Denver's largest publicity firm. The high-powered job, expensive condo, and designer wardrobe are all part of her plan to prove to her family that her life choices haven't been in vain. But when she's asked to cover up a client's misdeeds with serious moral and legal ramifications, she can no longer sacrifice her conscience for her career . . . and the cost is no less than her job.

Ever since a devastating climbing accident in South America eight months ago, and a bad decision that dried up his sponsorships, professional rock climber Bryan Shaw has found himself at similar loose ends. When the opportunity to buy a coffee farm in Colombia arises, he jumps on it--only to discover his wandering ways have left him utterly unprepared to run a business.

When Bryan returns home and offers Ana a role in his company as a solution to both their problems, she's desperate enough to consider working with the far-too-flippant and far-too-handsome climber, even though he's the polar opposite of her type A nature. As they delve deeper into the business, however, she begins to suspect there's much more to Bryan than she's given him credit for . . . and that sometimes the best plans are the ones you never see coming


I loved this book so very much! 
Ana finally gets to tell her story and I wasn't disappointed. 
Ana was kind of hard to connect with but as I've said before, you don't have to connect with the characters to enjoy a fabulous read! But, I will say this about her.  She's one amazing woman that's for sure and certain! I'd love to have her talent! I loved that Carla showed that she was flawed just like the rest of us and has self doubts too. We all do! 
Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing but I felt that Mason had that one coming to him It's sad about politician's families how their children and wives get caught up in it. I didn't really even like Mason because he was too dirty and underhanded to care about anyone else but himself!
I'm glad to see Rachel and Melody were back. These are the most amazing women! I admire them very much! 
Carla has a way of making her characters coming to life for us and I've made friends with them and I felt myself drooling over their food. (Too bad there isn't any recepies) I'd like to try cooking some of Rachel's delicatessens myself except for the lamb. Ick! 
Sometimes our lives don't pan out the way we want them to. Take Bryan's for example? I liked his get go. He didn't let life get him down. He just got right back up and tried something new. I rooted for him the whole entire time. 
I don't drink coffee but I did learn a lot from this awesome story. Diet Dew is my to go drink. 
I never knew so much went into making coffee! My goodness! 
There is a Bible reference in this story but I will let ya'll figure it out. I don't want to spoil it for ya.
I highly recommend this book. Ya'll just have read this awesome book! You'll be glad you did! 

My thanks to Netgalley and Tyndale publishers for a complimentary copy. I was NOT required to write a positive review. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.


Carla LaureanoCarla 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.

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Matchmaker's Rogue by Regina Scott

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The Matchmaker's Rogue
(Grace-by-the-Sea #1)
By Regina Scott
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
January 8th 2020

Grace-by-the-Sea: Where romance and adventure come home.

Polished Jesslyn Chance has one of the most enviable positions in the little Regency coastal village of Grace-by-the-Sea. She is the hostess of the spa, arranging introductions and entertainments and playing matchmaker to the ladies and gentlemen who come to take the waters, promenade through the shops, and dance at the assembly. But when a rogue returns from her past, Jess finds herself suddenly at sea.

Always an adventurer, Larkin Denby left Grace-by-the-Sea to right the wrongful death of his father. Now he’s back on a mission: to identify the mysterious Lord of the Smugglers who allegedly sails from Grace Cove and takes England’s secrets to France. But Grace-by-the-Sea is the perfect little spa town, run by the still oh-so-perfect Jesslyn Chance. When the village’s future is threatened, Jess must work with Lark to solve the mystery and protect the town’s own. In doing so, the matchmaker of Grace-by-the-Sea may just find that the best match for her is the rogue who stole her heart years ago.

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My second book by this author and once again she has written another wonderful story. 
Great characters with a great plot that will keep you reading until the book is finished. 
I also liked the setting of the story. 
The way this has written it made me feel like I a part of the story.
I also enjoyed this read because it was a clean and delightful read with a little bit of mystery entwined with it and I also enjoy some danger with it to make it more exciting! 
In my opinion, Scott has done a tremendous job with this novel. I would highly  recommend. 
I will say that one of the supporting characters is my favorite because she does add some humor to the mix and that would be Aunt Maudie. Her sense of humor made me snicker. She simply does it at the right time. I think I would like her a lot! She and I both have a weird sense of humor lol!! 
There's times when I love the supporting characters much more than I do the main ones and this is a perfect example of that. 
Jess and Lark both have hurts that needs to come to past before they can look to the future. I loved the journey they took together and maybe just maybe it was God's will that they come together for the good.  
I think that we need Jess to come to the future and show some of these people who run businesses real hospitality!  She's wonderful at what she does for a living. She's the perfect hostess! 
I just enjoyed this book and would love to read more by this author. I really like her. 

My thanks to Prism Tours for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a review. All opinions are my own and NO compensations were received.

About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t sell her first novel until she learned a bit more about writing. Since her first book was published, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She now has more than forty-five published works of warm, witty romance.

She loves everything about England, so it was only a matter of time before she started her own village. Where more perfect than the gorgeous Dorset Coast? She can imagine herself sailing along the chalk cliffs, racing her horse across the Downs, dancing at the assembly, and even drinking the spa waters. She drank the waters in Bath, after all!

Regina Scott and her husband of 30 years reside in the Puget Sound area of Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. She has dressed as a Regency dandy, learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the name of research, of course. Learn more about her at her website.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz



Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand--and heart--are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.

Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770. 


I was so very happy to get this Book.
Laura Frantz is an excellent historical story teller. I try never to miss any of her books and this one was no exception. I was very excited to get to read this. Laura never disappoints!
Her writing style is original and true to the books she has written.
The cover is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that it matches the story within.
I loved this new tale that takes you to the frontier with the Indians! Lenape to be exact.
I always enjoy a good story with the Indians involved. Too me, they are human too. God created them too. It's too bad that people can't get along.
All new wonderful characters with an excellent plot.
You will be taken back to Buckhannon River, W. Virginia in 1770 and you'll not want to leave or say goodbye to this wonderful place and time.
Tessa was my favorite from the beginning. She's strong, stalwart and tough. She can endure anything. I loved her personality too.
I liked Clay immediately. His background is a little different than Tessa. He is from a Quaker background but doesn't practice his Faith. Clay is the best of both worlds!
Katurah is the most interesting character of all. I learned a lot about the Indians from Keturah. I think Keturah is the best from both worlds as well. I say that because well, I considered her a teacher of some sorts.
But anyway, y'all are in for a treat with this book. I love love loved it!!
I strongly recommend this book you'll be glad you picked it up.
My thanks for a copy of this book from the publisher Revell. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.


Laura FrantzLaura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.According to Publishers Weekly, "Frantz has done her historical homework." With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.Readers can find Laura Frantz at

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Waiting for You by Andrea Boyd

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Responsibility—that one word sums up Wade Spencer’s existence since his father’s death. Thrust into the role of head of the family, he’s keeping the farm running and his younger siblings in line. When a life-threatening illness attacks his momma, he readily steps in to support her. Sure would be nice to have someone by his side to help carry the load, but all that responsibility hasn’t left much time for dating. Or maybe it’s just his reserved nature holding him back.

Dani Connor had gotten everything she ever dreamed of as a child. Married her high school sweetheart, had a sweet little girl she could shower with all the love she’d been denied by her own parents, and built a life far away from the farm. When those dreams come crashing down, she realizes that back at home on the farm is where she should have stayed.

It doesn’t take long after Dani’s return to Shiloh for Wade to realize she’s the one God has in mind, but Dani will have to get over past hurts and take another chance if she wants Wade to be part of her new dreams.


This book y'all!! I just couldn't put it down!!
This is my first time meeting Wades family and I felt like fit right in!
I loved them right from the beginning especially Wade! He's my favorite. Why?
Because he's kind, caring and responsible.
It must be hard always being responsible and yes I can contest to that. I took care of my mom when her diabetes went downhill and she could no longer take care of herself.
I admired my mom because even though she was sick she held on to her job as long as she could.
Poor Dani!! Just because you married your high school sweetheart or thought you did people and things change. Circumstances change. Sometimes out of our control.
We can't foresee life's events until we see that we make foolish mistakes.
I especially loved Dani's grandmother. I love her advice that she gives her granddaughter along the way. She too is kind, caring and wise.
Piper was a pretty cool little kid. I felt sorry for being caught in the middle. It's the kids that suffer.
I really enjoyed Boyd's story. It's full of love and promises. It's also got the theme of forgiveness too. That's the most important thing ever.
I'm looking forward to reading more of Boyd's stories in the future.
I love her writing style because it flows smoothly along and will draw you into the story before you know it.
I highly recommend this book. I guarantee you'll enjoy it. I did!
My thanks to the author and publisher for a complementary copy of this book. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.


Each of Andrea Boyd’s series represents a different genre but all fall into the category of romance. All offer an element of her own brand of humor. And all are a tribute to God.
Besides writing, she loves spending time with her family, quilting, going to car shows, and driving around in her 1968 Barracuda convertible.
Andrea lives with her husband, Tommy, and at least a couple of cats in York County, SC.
You can visit her website @
I mainly read Christian Romance and Secular YA—an odd combination, I know. I do not like seeing negative re

She Walks in Majesty by Marylu Tyndall

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Danger around every corner. Intrigues in everyone’s past. And a romance that’s swoon worthy. She Walks in Majesty is all that and more, with a plot that twists and turns and truths that are hard-hitting. Truly, this is author MaryLu Tyndall at her finest!
—Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author of Once Upon a Dickens Christmas

With only a worn document in hand and the Spear of Destiny strapped to her thigh, Seraphina de Mobray, the new Protector of the Spear, must convince the king that her friends are innocent of treason and witchcraft. Who is she to embark on such a lofty task but a lowly servant, an orphan abandoned at birth? Yet each step of the way, the Spear grants her favor and opens a path for her to enter the royal palace. What she finds there is naught but lies, greed, and a danger that threatens her very existence.

Sir Damien LaRage, knight of the elite King's Guard would do anything to protect Seraphina and save his friends, anything except give up his quest for revenge against the person who murdered his parents. Returning to court, to a world of secrets, deceit, and power is exhilarating at first. Then things become dangerous when he must protect Seraphina from those would do her harm. Even himself. For he soon discovers that he must choose between saving her or avenging his parents’ deaths.

The king is ill, and evil takes over the throne as Seraphina must run for her life, and Damien is left to battle against forces not of this world. Meanwhile, darkness suffocates the Knights of the Eternal realm. leaving them defenseless against wicked powers that have taken over Luxley. Only Seraphina and the Spear of Destiny can save them now.


This is an awesome conclusion to this series and believe you and me this will blow y'all away!!
I simply couldn't put it down!! This book will leave you thinking about it long after it's over. Actually, the whole series will!
Marylu is one of the best at Medevil stories there is! Her characters are believable and realistic.
 I love the Spiritual messages that are in this book and she somehow manages to get it right. I can feel her love for the Lord coming through this book.
Seraphina is one tough cookie and I liked her immediately. Her personality is one of a kind for sure!
I think one of the reasons is because before she does anything she stops and prays to the Lord for guidance. Something we should all do. 
Another it's because of her determination to right a wrong. 
Damien gives me some mixed feelings as he only has his mind set on one thing only.  He is one the King's eliete guards or ex I should say in this case. 
But, I will say this, him and Seraphina would make a great team and I will root for them both!!
This is a mix of good and evil. I like how the author writes that there are Spiritual being not of this world. 
In fact, I know there are. I've experienced it myself. It's kind of scary but yet at the same time it gives me a good feeling to know that there are angels out there to help us from evil. 
 It's also a wonderful book with twists and turns throughout the story. It will keep u on the edge of your seat to see what happens next.
Disappointed you will not be. It's exciting!!
You'll find yourself a hollering at the characters and it will make you want to reach in the book to stop them from going to do something they shouldn't.
The only thing I had a problem with was the word ere.  In my opinion I felt that it was used too much.
I'm still giving this book 5 stars because I loved it. 
I highly recommend this book. You'll not want to put it down until it's finished.
I stayed up all night to finish it.
I was not required to write a review for this book. NO compensations were received and all options are my own


MaryLu TyndallAward winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.

A Promise to Keep by Melony Teaque



Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the d├ęcor to do it.

Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.
Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?


Wow! What a great debut novel!!
This is an author to watch out for in the future. I can tell that this style of writing came straight from the heart!! It just flowed from her pen.
Reading about Michael and Savannah was great!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this!!
Michael is proof of someone that can change and change he did! And according to Savannah a lot!! There's a certain glow about him and it suited him well. I think he's still kinda awkward but then most of us are in certain situations and people can make us that way too!!
Savannah is a little timid in my opinion. But after what she's went through who can blame her. Grief can do that to a person. It has no time limit. You'll always miss that person.
I thought that this was a wonderful story with of course great characters and a swell plot with a 20 year reunion as the backdrop.
I've never been to one of my reunions nor do I intend to. To me, they're the same snobby bunch that will never change and I never cared for them when going to school. Plus, it's expensive.
I did snicker at some of the things Michael and Savannah did and there is a scene that did make me sniffle a time or two.
I didn't put this book down until I was finished.
This book is highly recommended from me.
I wish I could give it more than 5 stars.
My thanks to the author/publisher for a complimentary copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a review. All opinions are my own.


Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction.

Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

The Songs that could have been by Amanda Wen

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