Friday, August 24, 2018

First Line Friday - August 24, 2018


Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books!

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Heart Restored by Elizabeth Maddrey. I finished it this week and IT...WAS...WONDERFUL! I am just loving this author's Peacock Hill series! A Heart Restored is book one in the series. You can read my review of book three, A Heart Realigned, here

Monday, August 20, 2018

Memorable Monday - August 20, 2018


It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer. I remember picking this book up at the library, bringing it home, and then not being able to put it down. I have been a Karen Witemeyer fan ever since I read this! I think the cover is really pretty, too.


About the Book

"When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!

Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.

Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?

When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to consequences neither could have foreseen--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?"
Now It's Your Turn!

Share in the Memorable Mondays fun by adding a comment below with the name of a book you've read in the past and enjoyed, along with a quick statement as to why it was memorable for you. Then head over to The Becca Files to see what she's sharing and click the blue blog hopping frog button to visit more blogs sharing memorable books. 

At First Glance Cover Reveal and GIVEAWAY!




ABOUT THE BOOK




Title: At First Glance

Author: Susan L. Tuttle

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing (Blink)

Release Date: November, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

When it comes to love and matters of the heart, she's got a lot to learn.

Estate planner Penny Thornton loves dusting off items others gloss over, especially since she relates to feeling tossed aside for the “bright and shiny”. When her younger sister’s approaching wedding launches Penny back into the throes of her dysfunctional family, she decides to use the festivities to close the gap in their relationships—even if it means appeasing them and finally losing the few pounds they’ve hounded her about for years. But she doesn’t expect to meet two very different men in the process. East Fisher, the personal trainer who personifies everything she believes she could never attain, and Jonah Black, a man who reminds her so much of herself. Both men are more than they appear at first glance, and both seem interested in her romantically. As Penny uncovers their hidden layers, she discovers when it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn about estimating value.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

First Line Friday - August 17, 2018


Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books!

Today I'm sharing the first line from the book I'm currently reading Someone to Trust by Melanie D. Snitker. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When You Look at Me COVER REVEAL


When You Look at Me Cover Reveal


Welcome to the official COVER REVEAL blitz for When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! When You Look At Me is the 2nd book in the Pleasant Gap Romance series and releases in October 2018.


ABOUT THE BOOK

An unexpected mother-to-be

A romance-leery composer

And a forgotten melody from the past that holds the keys to their futures.

When Julia Jenkins’ great aunt dies and leaves her a Victorian mansion with decades of secrets, Julia never expects to unearth a World War 2 espionage mystery. Struggling with her own past since an assault left her pregnant, her future as a solo parent leaves her dreams uncertain. The inheritance from her great aunt gives Julia the ability to take a step back into her future, but also sends her into the discovery of a love story she’d never anticipated. Following her aunt’s cryptic journal, Julia uncovers some oddly written piano music with a musical code she can’t decipher on her own. Not to worry, introverted Englishman and composer, Henry Wright, is thrust on the scene by a pair of homespun matchmakers who know the ‘right’ man for Julia’s wounded heart.

Henry arrives in Pleasant Gap with the task of composing the soundtrack for his best mate’s newest film. The Jenkins’ family’s southern welcome and gregarious personalities set his reticent nature on edge, but he’s inexplicably drawn to his gentle and music-loving hostess, Julia. Uncertain how to build a friendship with the wounded woman, and rather hopeless in communicating well through words, the bond of music becomes a bridge between her uncertainty and his awkwardness.

But her broken past and his families’ expectations build a wall much greater than the cultures that separate them. As they work together to solve a musical mystery from the grave, will an unlikely romance from the past inspire their hearts to trust in a God who’s written the perfect melody for their lives?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Memorable Monday - August 13, 2018


It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink. I love animals and I always enjoy a good book featuring a pet.  I enjoyed this story very much! This is the first book in the author's Love Unleashed series. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

First Line Friday - August 10, 2018



Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books!

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Heart Realigned by Elizabeth Maddrey. I recently finished this book and you can find my review here. I highly recommend this book if you like contemporary Christian fiction. I love the cover, too!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Review: A Heart Realigned by Elizabeth Maddrey


From the Back of the Book

Repainting historic murals at Peacock Hill will pad Azure Hewitt’s bank account and allow her to drift where the wind takes her. If only the group of friends working at the old mansion weren’t so welcoming. Their immediate acceptance and inclusion reinforces one of the downsides of her footloose life. Add in the local car buff and mechanic? Putting down roots could almost be attractive.
The more Matt Patterson’s uncle pushes him to take over the family auto shop, the less Matt’s sure he wants to stay where he’s planted…but even as he contemplates spreading his wings, he can’t imagine a life like Azure’s with no fixed address. Even so, he’s positive a settled life isn’t something she sees in her future.
With Azure’s project nearing completion and Matt’s uncle anxious for a decision, neither is sure where God is calling them to be. But if their hearts are aligned to His desire, surely their love will have a chance.

Memorable Monday: August 6, 2018


It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. I loved Beverly Cleary books when I was a growing up and they started my love of reading!