Thursday, August 24, 2017

To Wager Her Heart - Review

Always enjoy Tamera Alexander's books and this one was no different.  This was a wonderful read but it was sad reading it as I know this series was over.   There are so many things about this book I liked.  Getting together with old friends, the music and of course the love story that played out between Alexander and Sylas were just a few things that I enjoyed.  With all of her books I  feel as if I am right there with the characters going through their everyday life.  Her books is filled with a faith that surpasses really dark situations.  I do believe that Tamera has also been put here for such a time as this. I can't wait to read more from her and would love to meet her someday.

Thank you Zondervan NetGalley for allowing me to read and comment on a wonderful book.  I was given this as an e-book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

More about the author

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers of inspirational historical romance.  She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels. For more on this fabulous author please visit her online.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Any Dream Will Do - Review

Debbie Macomber is a wonderful and gifted author.  All of her books have been fantastic reads.  Any Dream Will Do definitely hit the mark.  From the very first page I knew that this was a different book like any of Debbie's other books but I was so taken with her characters. Shay had the determination to make a better life for herself.  Yes, at times things can and did get in her way but she was able to preserve in the end.  Of course she had a lot of help from a very special man and his family.   Drew was the 3D hands and feet of God.

This book was given to me by NetGalley for a fair and honest review.  Thank you NetGalley.

More about the author

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 990 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Sixteen of these novels hit the number one spot.  Please go to Debbie's website for more information about her.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Incredible, Powerful, Inspiring & Engaging Story of Women in the Bible - Review

WOW! The title says it all about these women.  I have heard about these women ever since I became a Christian    What do women like Hannah, Sarah, Abigail  and even Eve have in common?  Their love for Christ.  Even though you live in this world with Christ by your side there isn't anything that can't be accomplished.  Just being reminded of this should make you feel loved.  This is the first book that I have ever read by this author but I'm looking forward to others.

I was given an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review of the book.  Thank you Jumoke for reminding about these wonderful women.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Playing by Heart - Review

Lulu has put herself on the back burner to help her sister and her family after an unfortunate accident. She becomes a music teacher and a basketball coach where she meets Chet. I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of history in Lulu and Chet's story and seeing some tense but wonderful moments between them. 

This book has been on my TBR shelf for awhile now but am I glad that I have taken it of the shelf and have now read it. Anne Mateer is a new author to me and one that I will continue to read. I enjoyed Anne's writing style in this book.

More about the author

While I have been writing for what feels like my whole life, I began seriously studying the craft in 2000. Since then I have completed eight novels, had several pieces published in local periodicals, attended six writing conferences and managed to final in ACFW's Genesis contest in 2006, 2008, and 2009.  She and her family make their home in Texas.  For more information about her please go to her website at .Anne Mateer

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another book of the Montana Rescue series that has intrigue and romance woven together at just the right blend. Having read Susan's other books in the series it was great at getting to know Gage better. Ella Blair is searching for her brother who has gone missing. Her and Gage's relationship isn't conductive to being cooped up with each other. so to say the least, there are some very interesting and tense moments during the search.  I can not wait until the next book of this series.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Paris Spy - Review

Where is the missing British spy?  In this wonderful addition to her Maggie Hope Mystery series Maggie will continue to be the sleuth that can find everything that she sets out to find.  There are many different complex and exciting people in this story.  There is a cliff hanger at the end and I can't want to see where the next book goes.

It is written during WWII times and Susan has done a great job of researching for this book, as in all of the others I'm sure.  This is the first book of this series that I have read by this author so I am looking forward to see where she begins her adventures.

The other books in this series includ Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, His Majesty’s Hope, The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent, and Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante, and The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent. 

This was provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

New York Times-bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series from Bantam/Random House. She is the winner of the Barry Award, and her books have been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Agatha, Thriller, and Dilys Awards.

Susan graduated cum laude from Wellesley College, with departmental honors in English Literature and credits from cross-registered classes at MIT. She attended the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University.

Her first job was as an intern at Random House for then-publisher Harold Evans, before moving her way up the editorial ladder at Viking/Penguin and McGraw-Hill, then becoming an associate editor at Dance Magazine.

Her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Fodor's, Time Out New York, Time Out London, Publishers Weekly, Dance Magazine, and various publications of New York City Ballet. She's also the author of two non-fiction books and a professional editor.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review: My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight

My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book by Susanne Dietze and it won't be the last. I enjoyed the story about Rebecca and Tad. Sometimes God reveal bigger and better plans. There were many twists and turns in this story.

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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.