Monday, June 26, 2017

A Note Yet Unsung - Review


Rebakah Carrington is a woman before her time in history. She so wants to be in the Nashville Philharmonic but she must wait. While she is waiting Rebakah shows love and, I think, humbleness to everyone that she encounters even though she is strong. This is the third book of Tamera Alexander's "Belmont Mansion" series and it was hard for me to read because I knew that but I love music and it was my favorite. And oh, what I would give for a man like Tate.

I read this book but I also listened to it on Audible. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to give a fair and honest review.






More about Tamera Alexander  

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers in the inspirational historical fiction genre. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for six of her award-winning novels. For more information about her go to her website at Tamera Alexander



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Come Sundown - Review

 
Love and mystery are what Nora Roberts does best.  Come Sundown is another wonderful book by this talented author.  This is a story about family and what they go through while owning a dude ranch in Montana.  You will cry and laugh as I did reading this story.  Would love to see a sequel.

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. But she isn’t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose—and her mind has been shattered…

When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.
 










Monday, January 4, 2016

Regina Jennings’ ‘At Love’s Bidding’ Cozy Winter Night Giveaway

After a cross-country trip to track down a sold painting that could ruin her family's business forever, Miranda Wimplegate forms an unlikely but charged partnership with livestock auctioneer Wyatt Ballentine in Regina Jennings' At Love's Bidding. Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt must try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

Join Regina in celebrating the release of At Love's Bidding by entering to win her Cozy Winter Night giveaway and RSVPing to her January 5th author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive everything you need for a cozy winter night:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 1/5. The winner will be announced at the At Love's Bidding Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Regina and other readers, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rachel Hauck’s ‘The Wedding Chapel’ and $100 Cash Card Giveaway

Is sixty years too long to wait for love? Two stories of romance, one in 1949 and one in the modern day, meet in Rachel Hauck's The Wedding Chapel. When Taylor Branson takes an assignment in Heart’s Bend, the job does more than send her back to her hometown, but into a world of family secrets buried beneath the sands of time. When Taylor’s journey intersects with Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook's, they rediscover the heartbeat of their dreams and that the love they long to hold is right in front of them. And worth every waiting moment.

Join Rachel in celebrating the release of The Wedding Chapel by entering to win a copy and a $100 cash card—perfect for finishing up your Christmas gift shopping!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of The Wedding Chapel
  • A $100 cash card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 31st. The winner will be announced January 4th on Rachel's blog.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Last One Home - Review



Cassie Carter lives in Seattle, with her daughter Aimee, and is slowly picking up the pieces of a bad past.  It has been years but she finally feels as if her life is improving and is learning to enjoy life.  She is working at a hair salon and is also working extra hours on a house that she and her daughter will be moving into thanks to Habitat for Humanity.   Cassie is also beginning to repair the lost relationship between her two sisters, Karen and Nicole.  Steve Brody walks into this story, not as a knight in shining armor, but as a friend that Cassie can talk with about all of the different issues that is bothering her.  Perfect amount of romance among a beautiful story of grace.

This is not the typical romance novel by Debbie Macomber, but it is a story of love lost and love found.  It is a story of learning to forgive and to trust in others.  It is also a story of second chances and how easy it sounds but how hard it actually is to accomplish.  God must play a part in your life to accomplish all of this.  This story hit very close to home for me so I feel as if this was one of Debbie Macomber’s better books.  She dealt with the issue of abuse with a realistic view of the trust issues that are involved.  This is a stand-along book, but I hope that we will see more of these wonderful characters.  

I downloaded this from Audible.com.


More about Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Debbie brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Her novels have spent over 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Eight of these novels hitting the number one spot.
 


Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Sparkle Box - Review

I was so  excited when I received a review copy of The Sparkle Box in my mail.   The story is what Christmas is all about.  The illustrations added that extra beauty to this already wonderful book. My grandson is six and he has decided that he would like start this tradition in his home.  Having a child read this book to you and watching his mind decide that this idea can work for him made me love this story more. Although this is a story for young children to understand the meaning of Christmas, like me, it moved me reading this with my little man.

The greatest part of Christmas is the joy we share with others.  I can't wait to hear more from this author.

Thank you to  Ideals Children's Books for allowing me to review a wonderful story and also introducing me to a great author and illustrator.  The review is entirely mine and I was not given any compensation for it.


MORE ABOUT JILL HARDIE

Author Jill Hardie, her husband, and their two children began the tradition of placing a Sparkle Box for Jesus under their Christmas tree approximately seven years ago. The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they experienced profound peace and happiness. It's Jill's hope that The Sparkle Box book will ignite a new Christmas tradition that helps center Christmas in the true joy of the season.

"There are many traditions that help us remember the remarkable and beautiful story of the birth of Jesus. My hope is that The Sparkle Box will help us remember Jesus as he is today – in the present. It encourages us to ask the question,  'What gift can we give Jesus on His birthday that will bring Him joy?'- Jill Hardie

On her website Jill Hardie the author  has several gifts ideas to make this Christmas on to remember and to start creating memories.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Toward the Sunrise

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Another great story by Elizabeth Camden



Julia and Ashton's story was a sweet and quick read. There were trials that they both went through but they were able to overcome them and found a common love for each other.


More about Elizabeth


A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master's in history from the University of Virginia and a master's in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in Orlando, Florida.
Favorite Verse: John 1:1 (NIV) In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.