Friday, January 17, 2020

First Line Friday - January 17, 2020

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books

I have absolutely loved Elizabeth Maddrey's Peacock Hill series! I think she captures the Christian singles scene really well and I appreciate the spiritual aspects in these books. Today I'm sharing the first line from A Heart Rearranged which is the fifth book in the series.  

"'Why are you in here?'"

Friday, January 10, 2020

First Line Friday - January 10, 2020

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books

Today I'm sharing the first line from Star Rising by Janet W. Ferguson. I think the cover is so pretty and the first line made me really interested in the book.

"One year of sobriety, already. "

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Cover Reveal Blitz: Guarded by Sara Davison with GIVEAWAY

Guarded by Sara Davison JustRead Cover

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Guarded, the second book of The Night Guardians series by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Series: The Night Guardians, Book 2 

Author: Sara Davison 

Release Date: February 1, 2020 

Genre: Suspense / Thriller

The tip the stranger left sent Nicole a painfully clear message. The past is no longer in the past.

Nicole is fighting to bury the memories. Someone else is fighting to keep them exposed.

Detective Daniel Grey is back in town, and diner owner Nicole Hunter isn’t sure how she feels about that. It’s been almost seven years, and now she doesn’t just have herself to think about but her six-year-old son as well. If she does find the courage to take a chance on love, her heart could be smashed into pieces. Again.

And it’s not only her heart that is in danger. Someone is working hard to disrupt her present with reminders of the past she has worked hard to forget, especially her darkest memory—of the night her husband was gunned down in the street in front of her. As much as she might want to push Daniel away, Nicole needs him closer now than ever before.

But the one she trusts to keep her and her son safe has a secret that may prove to be the biggest threat of all.

Friday, January 3, 2020

First Line Friday - January 3, 2020

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books

I am currently reading Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand. This is the second book in The Petersheim Brothers series and this series has the funniest 9-year-old twins. I think they are the best child characters I've ever read about!

"Mamm was out to get him."

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Review: An Amish Christmas Kitchen

Title: An Amish Christmas Kitchen
Authors: Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, Kate Lloyd
Publication Date: September 2019
Length: 300 pages

About the Book

As the weather grows cold and the nights grow long, the cheer and warmth of the Christmas season is one thing all readers can find comfort in. This collection from bestselling Amish fiction novelists Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd finds the beating heart at the center of the holiday and offers three novellas that celebrate family, faith, and especially the sights and smells of a bustling holiday kitchen.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Review: A Pursuit of Home by Kristi Ann Hunter

Title: A Pursuit of Home
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Series: Haven Manor #3
Publication Date: November 2019
Length: 376 pages

About the Book

In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long.

Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can't resist the urge to solve the puzzle. 

As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family's enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth of the past lead to a future together?

My Thoughts

What a wonderful book! There is a mystery that kept me turning the pages. I loved that some characters from prior books were integral in this story and I want to reread their stories because I remember they were so good as well! I'm still thinking about this book!

Jess is such a unique character. I mean, how many women do you know who are expert knife throwers?!? Her disguises are so good and her bravery amazes me. I enjoyed watching Jess figure out who she really is. Derek seems to be the complete opposite of Jess in that he is more of a staid and nose-buried-in-a-book type of individual, however the dynamic of the two of them together absolutely works. At times, the two of them are comical.

I thought I had the ending figured out by the end of the prologue, but I was wrong. I loved how this book included a mystery and intrigue in addition to the romantic aspect. I enjoyed the spiritual content as well.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Review: Serving Up Love by Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano

Title: Serving Up Love
Authors: Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Jen Turano
Publication Date: November 2019
Length: 371 pages

About the Book

On the Menu for These Ladies?

Adventure, Independence, and a Big Serving of Romance!

A storied part of American history, Harvey Houses offered women a unique chance to gain independence and see amazing parts of this great country. Celebrated historical romance writers Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano offer four fun, romantic tales of Harvey girls whose western adventures lead to love.

Tracie Peterson – A Flood of Love

Returning home to New Mexico for the first time in years to fill in at the Harvey House, Gretchen Gottsacker is sure the past is behind her. But nothing can be that simple. When the man she loved long ago steps back into her life–with a daughter, no less–will she ever be the same?

Karen Witemeyer – More Than a Pretty Face

Rosalind Kemp becomes a Harvey Girl, clinging to the promise of one day transferring even farther west, someplace her youthful indiscretion won’t catch up to her. But the past is hard to escape, and when the worst occurs, will anyone stand up for her?

Regina Jennings – Intrigue a la Mode

When Willow Kentworth is warned that strange things are happening in the railyard after dark, she never intends to get involved. That is, until a handsome new employee at the Harvey House–who has secrets of his own–needs her assistance.

Jen Turano – A Grand Encounter

After her fiancĂ© abandons her, Miss Myrtle Schermerhorn flees New York’s pity for a position at the El Tovar Hotel on the rim of the Grand Canyon. She’s determined to hold fast to her life of independence–but a rugged, frequent guest of the hotel makes that vow difficult to uphold.