Thursday, May 13, 2021

Review: Vying for the Viscount

 Vying for the Viscount

"For Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, moving to England from India where he was born and raised was already an arduous enough endeavor. When he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the good graces of another stable owner, he's even more at a loss.

The stable at the neighboring estate has been Miss Bianca Snowley's refuge for years, and when a strange man appears to be stealing the horses, she jumps to their protection without a second thought. Upon learning Hudson is actually the new owner, she can't help but be intrigued by the area's newest eligible bachelor.

Any thought of romance is quickly set aside, however, when Hudson proposes they work together to secure suitable spouses for each other. As their friendship grows, Hudson and Bianca begin to reconsider what they truly want in life. But will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities keep them from pursuing their true desires?"

Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Hearts on the Heath (book 1)


Will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities 
keep them from pursuing their true desires?


Oh. I swwwwoooonnnn!!

As always Kristi delivered another beautiful story that made me fall in love with people who don’t exist. 🤣

I loved Hudson, and his uncertainty in his new role, but his ability to adapt to every circumstance he was in.
His easy going nature was so nice to see on the page. Though I wanted to shake him when he didn’t see how perfect Bianca was for him.

Bianca was another character I can add to my “see myself in” character list. I saw so many of my thoughts and pains in her inner dialogue I thought the pages had turned into a mirror.
I loved how strong she was, even when most people would’ve broke.

I loved both characters together and I LOOOOOVVVEEEDDD that they became best friends before anything else. They trusted each other. 😍💕😍

I loved getting to see Aaron more in this book, and I can’t wait for his own sappy, happy, love story!!
And the Hawthorne cameo was PERFECT!

Kristi hasn’t steered me wrong yet! I loved this one and I can’t wait for the rest of the series.
4.5/5 stars

*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Monday, May 10, 2021

Review: Raising Honor

 Raising Honor

"Nothing will stop Ryker Hayes from giving his neglected five-year-old niece the stable home he never had. But to gain custody, he must move to Colorado…and prove to Honor’s wary foster mother, Charlie Brightwood, he’s more than just responsible. As his visits with Honor and Charlie begin to feel more like family time, might Charlie become another reason to stick around for good?"


Author: Jill Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Colorado Grooms (book 5)


She’s their first priority… 
Could a shared love for little Honor unite their reluctant hearts?



It took a minute, but once I was in the story I really enjoyed Charlie & Ryker!
They were SWEET. An adorable couple who just wanted what was best for Honor, even if that meant sacrificing true love.

I loved little Honor. She was adorable! And the “taking a bit to warm up, but once they do they don’t stop” thing was SO on. 😄

I LOVED the fostering/adoption theme in the story!! 💖

There were a few communication hiccups. Things that could’ve been fixed by talking, but it ended with a GREAT happily ever after so I’m not too upset. 😉

Charlie & Ryker were such a perfect fit for each other. They complemented each other’s strengths & weaknesses and just were better people once they found each other.

Over all I really enjoyed the story!
4/5 stars

*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Review: Nothing Short of Wondrous

 Nothing Short of Wondrous

"It is 1886, and the government has given the US Cavalry control of Yellowstone. For widowed hotelier Kate Tremaine, the change is a welcome one. She knows every inch of her wilderness home like the back of her hand and wants to see it protected from poachers and vandals.

Refused a guide by Congress, Lieutenant William Prescott must enlist Kate's aid to help him navigate the sprawling park and track down the troublemakers. But a secret from his past makes him wary of the tender feelings the capable and comely widow raises in him. As they work together to protect the park and stand firm through injustice and tragedy, they may just find that two wounded hearts can share one powerful love when God is in control."


Author: Regina Scott
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series:  American Wonders Collection (book 2)


Two wounded hearts
 One powerful love 
When God is in control


It was the perfect weekend read! It was so easy to fall into the Yellowstone National park in the 1880s. Quick, easy, perfect when you don’t know what to pick up.

Regina did a great job painting a picture of the geysers and every bit of land between. It was scenic and beautiful!

I loved the “family atmosphere” that was built up between the Army crew & the crew at the hotel.
Each side character was just as vivid in the story as the main characters. There wasn’t a separation in my mind, which lent to the “family” feel.

There was a story line that was started for Smith that wasn’t completely explained, and it was very intriguing so I’m a bit sad we won’t see his story. (At least not that I’m aware of)

I really enjoyed Will and Kate! They were a cute couple and they meshed the minute they were introduced. I loved watching them let go of their pasts & let God take control of their lives.

I really enjoyed this historical jump into a the national parks. Can’t wait for the next one!
I rated it a 4/5 stars

*All opinions are my own**I purchased this book*

Monday, May 3, 2021

Review: Nicole

 Nicole

"Who has time to date when she’s trying to raise a miniature human by herself AND save the planet from its irresponsible inhabitants? Not to mention my winning personality (snort) and my curves-have-curves figure (eyeroll) don’t exactly attract the opposite sex. Unfortunately, none of these reasons have stopped my best friends and SoCal sewing sisters from taking on the archaic role of matchmakers, and they’re not beneath a little bribery if that’s what it takes to get my cooperation. Let’s just say everyone has their weak spot, and donations to my favorite charities is mine. If I were to consider a romantic relationship, my dream guy certainly wouldn’t be immature, everything-is-a-game Dr. Drew Bauer. The man raises my body temperature faster than global warming does the Earth’s! But life seems determined to keep throwing us together, especially now that one of my SoCal sewing sisters is engaged to his best friend, in which case there can only be one of two outcomes:
1. I kill him in a fit of annoyance.
2. My common sense escapes me, and I fall in love with him. 
Honestly, I'm not sure which would be worse."

Author: Sarah Monzon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Sewing in SoCal (book 3)


Who has time to date when she’s trying to raise a miniature human by herself 
AND save the planet from its irresponsible inhabitants?!

Oh this might be my FAVORITE book so far!!! (But I mean, I love Sarah so I say that about pretty much every book she writes)

I’m talking ALL. OF. THE. SWWWWWOOOOONNNNIIIINNNGGGG!!!! 😍😍😍😍

I sighed. I giggled. I blushed. I hugged the book tight to my chest. I begged the Lord to send me a Drew.
Essentially, I went through ALLLLLLL the feelings!

Nicole wasn’t my favorite of the girls in the other books. But once I got in her head she grew on me. Like fungus on a sloth. 😜

Drew was just...well....I LOVED him. He was fun and flirty but had depth.

I’m SO anxious to read Amanda & Betsy’s stories. And maybe get a few more proposals. 😉

I loved the way Sarah wrote this book! Out of the three this one felt the deepest, most complete. She tackled a few tough subjects, and did them well. They weren’t screaming in your face, but they weren’t brushed over either.

Sarah is becoming my "airport author". Two of the three SoCal books I've read ON my way to California, and they were PERFECT for my wait time for my flights. 

Really. Truly. LOVED this book!
5/5 stars

*I received the book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Review: His Holiday Prayer

His Holiday Prayer 

"A new beginning could be closer than he thinks...

After receiving an unexpected job offer in Texas, widower Tucker Rainbolt decides he and his twins need a fresh start. But moving on means leaving his best friend, Jena Harper, and their vet clinic behind. For the first time, Tucker sees Jena as more than a buddy. What if leaving isn’t the answer? Maybe what he’s been missing has been right beside him the whole time…"




Author: Tina Radcliffe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Heart of Oklahoma (book 3)


What he wants for Christmas…
may not be what he needs.


Ahhh! Definitely my favorite of the series so far!! I adore the Rainbolt family and was so excited to be back in Rebel, OK!

I LOVED the “best friend to more” troupe! And as an animal lover, and someone who always dreamed of becoming a vet, this story made me all swoony! 😍😍


Though I loved that they were “best friends”, it didn’t feel true. They’d been best friends for over a decade, but Tucker didn’t knew Jena’s deepest secret nor did Jena spend any holidays with his family.
While the friendship was REAL, the length of time and history didn’t feel authentic.

Regardless, I loved Jena & Tucker! I loved watching Jena blossom and gain confidence!
And I really loved watching them really SEE each other for the first time.

The banter was cute! And as always I loved the side characters AND the Rainbolt family cameos.

I was fully invested! I loved it. I can’t wait for Katie to come back. 😉😜
4/5 stars

*I received the book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Friday, April 2, 2021

Takeover: The Indebted Earl

 

The Indebted Earl JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK


The Indebted Earl
Title: The Indebted Earl
Series: Serendipity & Secrets #3
Author: Erica Vetsch
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Christian Regency Romance 

Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business--or will it turn into something more? 

Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life--especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero's dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man's grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell. 

When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience. 

Sophie is surprised to find she isn't opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed's elderly mother, and she's already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she'll stay behind to oversee his property and wards. 

It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he's come to mean to her. Now she'll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love. 

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Erica Vetsch

Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, www.ericavetsch.com where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at https://www.facebook.com/EricaVetschAuthor/ where she spends way too much time!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Review: Jocelyn

Jocelyn 

"But instead of a man-eating Southern belle in hoop skirts and big hats, my version of existence looks an awful lot like a financial conglomerate employee staring blankly at budget analysis spreadsheets. Either way, the motto has served me well most my life. Until now, that is. The corporate retreat location has just been announced, and this city girl is headed to a dude ranch in the country. How will Scarlett help me survive that? No, this time I’ll turn to the sage advice of preteen YouTubers and their ponies to keep me from making a fool of myself. But who’s going to help me navigate the kind yet reticent cowboy in the black Stetson—the cattle ranch owner who’s slowly claiming corners of my heart?"


Author: Sarah Monzon

Genre: Contemporary Romance (rom-com)

Series: Sewing in Socal (book 2)


WWSOD—What would Scarlett O’Hara do? 

Anything to survive, that’s what.


If Hallmark needs new writers they can hire Sarah! This was the perfect "Hallmarkesque" story, and it made my little cheesy romance loving heart so happy. (The texting bit was my favorite. ALL OF THE GRINNING!)

I loved the setting of the book! (We all know how I feel about ranch stories 😍😉) The "city girl meets country boy" was perfect. It was a cute cheesy "cowboy romance", and I loved it.


I enjoyed Jocelyn's character! Her drive, her determination, her backstory. I understand why she felt the way she did, but I love that Malachi brought out the dreamer in her again.

I loved Malachi. He was so shy it hurt a few times, but he had the biggest heart. Jocelyn really brought him out of his shell.

They both really brought out the best in each other!!


I will say I missed the "SoCal girls". Even though we saw a bit of them it wasn't as much as in "Molly". I just missed their meetings.

I felt that the "corporate relationships" kind of fizzled as the story progressed, but it wasn't the main focal point and the book is short so I can't complain. 


This was definitely adorable! I LOVED the side characters, both the SoCal gals and Malachi's family. They really made the story! But I will say the TRUE stars were Scout & Domino. 😉😉

I rated it a 4/5 stars

*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Friday, January 29, 2021

Review: Depending on You

Depending on You

"Leah Whitsett’s life was ideal until the disastrous day she nearly died because of her husband’s deceit. When he returns home weeks before Christmas, she knows the best gift she can give him is forgiveness, but how can she relinquish her hard-won independence knowing he plans to turn their family’s life upside down again?

Bryant has always known his wife was a gift he’d never deserved, but how can he provide for her in a town that no longer wants anything to do with him? He longs to atone for the misery he’s put his loved ones through, but when he brings a family member home for the holidays, he and Leah may end up even further apart.

With emotions high and their marriage at stake, will the season bring the hope they need…or are their rifts too large to mend?"



Author:Melissa Jagears

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Frontier Vows (book 3)




Can the joy and hope of Christmas 

restore their love before it’s too late?




This was the perfect addition to the "Frontier Vows" series! It was a cute, quick story, but had so much depth & "real life" packed into its short size.


There has been so much grit in these stories. They tackle REAL LIFE issues. Real relationships, real struggles, and real prayers.


I was really happy to find out we were getting a bit of Leah & Bryant's story! I really loved seeing from the place of brokenness & the redemption and forgiveness arcs were really well done.


I'm really looking forward to seeing who the next book is about, and what topics Melissa will hit.



If you've read the other two books in the series, you won't want to miss this story!

I rated it 4/5 stars.


*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Review: To Steal a Heart

To Steal a Heart

"After a childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she'd put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse is unjustly accused of theft. In the middle of breaking into a safe that holds the proof to prove her friend's innocence, Gabriella is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, the man she once considered her best friend--until he abandoned her.


After being taken under the wing of a professor who introduced him into society and named him as heir, Nicholas is living far removed from his childhood life of crime. As a favor to a friend, Nicholas agreed to help clear the name of an innocent woman, never imagining he'd be reunited with the girl he thought lost to him forever.

As Gabriella and Nicholas are thrown together into one intrigue after another, their childhood affection grows into more, but their newfound feelings are tested when truths about their past are revealed and danger follows their every step."

Author: Jen Turano
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency (book 1)


 Past are revealed
Danger follows their every step


AHH! I'm SO excited to start this new series!! It's such a fun idea, and I love the characters already. (I mean are we surprised?! Its Jen Turano...)

I loved Nicholas & Gabriella, they were so adorable! I LOVE the "childhood best friend/sweethearts" troupe. Though their lives had taken drastic turns from when they had known each other, they fell into a familiarity instantly. The chemistry was cute! 

I loved the twists & turns that the book took. They were all pretty predicable, but they were perfect for this story. 
The book was a little on the "fast paced" side, but I always fly through Jen's books regardless.

God wasn't mentioned a whole lot throughout the story, which made me little sad because they're were definitely places for it. There were strong messages throughout the book though, so it hit all the sweet spots.

It was the PERFECT happily ever after, that had me smiling from beginning to end. I'm CRAZY EXCITED about the rest of the series!! I cannot wait to see these characters again, and get some questions answered. 😉😉  
I rated it a 4/5 stars

*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Friday, January 22, 2021

Review: The Matchmaker's Rogue


The Matchmaker's Rogue

"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."


Author: Regina Scott

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Grace-by-the-Sea (book 1)


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


I'm not going to lie, it took me a hot minute to get through this book. I tried numerous times, but there was always something that just pulled me out of it. But I'm so glad I kept trying, because I really think I'm going to enjoy this series! 

There were A LOT of moving parts to this book since we had to introduce a whole cast of characters who will keep popping up throughout the series. I'm really interested to get into everyone's stories and see how they all weave together with the "Lord of the Smugglers". 

Lark & Jess were a cute couple! Though they had known each other for years, they weren't the same people from before. It was cute to see them relearn things about each other, while still knowing so much. I'm hoping we get to see them more throughout the series. Life after proposal if you will...

This wasn't a big "back story/ton of history" book for the characters, so I'm hoping we learn more about them all as we go. It was a very "in the moment" book which I did really enjoy.

I'm excited about the start of this new series! Can't wait to read book 2.

3.5/5 stars

*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*

Friday, November 6, 2020

Takeover Tour: The Key to Love

The Key to Love Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK


The Key to Love
Title: The Key to Love 
Author: Betsy St. Amant 
Publisher: Revell 
Release Date: October 13, 2020 
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance 

Love doesn't always look the way we expect 

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so that she's created her own version of the famous Parisian love-lock wall at the bakery where she works in Story, Kansas. She never expects a video involving the wall to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for an epic love story like the one her parents had--and that certainly will not include the love-scorning Gerard. 

Just when it seems the Pastry Puff is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just the bakery but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked. 




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Betsy St. Amant
Photo Credit: © EA Creative Photography

Betsy St. Amant is the author of more than 15 inspirational romances and a frequent contributor to iBelieve.com. She lives in north Louisiana with her husband, two daughters, a collection of Austen novels, and an impressive stash of pickle-flavored Pringles. When she's not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white chocolate mocha--no whip.

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(1) winner will receive a copy of The Key to Love, a signed bookplate, a custom The Key to Love cosmetic pouch, and a Paris mug!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Review: A Reckless Love

 A Reckless Love

"In the fine tradition established by her Southern grandmama, Aurora Daughtry has recently orchestrated the marriage of her eldest sister and facilitated her middle sister's engagement. She also rejoices in her part in transforming the family's dilapidated plantation manor into a luxurious and lucrative resort hotel. Just when it seems there is nothing left to absorb her considerable talent for managing people, in walks federal deputy marshal Zane Sager.

But Zane is not at Daughtry House for a vacation. He's tracking a killer and collecting two key witnesses to a federal judge's murder.

Aurora takes it upon herself to disabuse the cynical lawman of his conviction that the world is out to get him. But just as she's on the verge of cracking Zane's defenses, the man he is after reminds him that no one he loves is safe. Ever."

Author: Beth White

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Daughtry House (book 3)

***

Queue the swooning! All of it. 😍😍

I LOVED the chemistry between Aurora & Zane! Loved. It. 

Aurora was a SPIT FIRE! She spoke her mind in every situation, but always did it in a loving way. (I could learn some lessons from her)  She loved everyone, and once she considered someone hers she loved them hard!

Zane was a dear! He was the perfect brooding, pirate/cowboy, tough outside, soft inside character! He had his bullheaded moments, but always came back. 😉

Though it wasn't talked about A LOT, both characters had a strong relationship with God. It was just apart of them.

It was definitely a fast paced book, both in the romance and the action, but we all know I don't mind too much. The ending felt a little rushed, and a but unfinished even though it was technically complete. But it was still a good story!

Was the romance a bit unrealistic? Yes. Yes it was. (the church make out scene was a bit much...)

 Did I love the story itself anyways? Yes. Yes I did.

I LOVED the Daughtry sisters! They were each unique and quirky in their own ways, and SO much fun. I'm glad I can visit the world anytime even though the series is over now.

I rated it a 4/5 stars

*I received this book from the publisher**All opinions are my own*

Quotes:

"Just remember that what you want and what you deserve are not always the same thing. And what God has planned for those who love him is on another level entirely."

Friday, October 30, 2020

Review: Pretending to Wed

 Pretending to Wed

"The ranch Nolan Key has spent decades working for, even lost a leg for, is now his—or at least it should be. But an absurd clause in his father’s will means he’s in danger of losing the place to his lazy, undeserving cousin. Nolan finds himself scrambling to save his home—by proposing marriage to the town laundress. 

Corinne Stillwater’s hands have betrayed her. Numb from hours of doing the same work over and over, her hands will only heal, according to the town doctor, if she gives up the laundry and marries. But she’s been stung repeatedly by love before, so that is one remedy she can’t swallow. 

When Nolan offers Corinne a marriage in name only, how can she refuse? Such a partnership could give them the security they seek, but what if the ranch isn't as secure as they believe, and their lives—and dreams—aren't quite as compatible as they thought?"

Author: Melissa Jagears
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Frontier Vow (book 2)


"It’s a match made in heaven…
as long as they don’t fall in love!"

Melissa always finds a way to write the sweetest romances, that still hit REAL topics! Topics that aren't talked about enough in the CF market. This story was no different! 

Y'all know I'm the first one to get all swoony over the "marriage of convenience" troupe, and I think this one was done well.

I enjoyed both characters! I like getting in to their headspace, seeing their insecurities and downfalls they thought they had. I loved watching them coming to find they couldn't lean on their own understanding or strength, but they could lean on and trust God.

Communication between the characters could've definitely been better, but they were pretty much strangers, and we had to keep our plot going. 😉 However, once they did start talking they LISTENED to each other, and the world starting revolving again.

The fact they both started the book with a physical "disability" was another real, gritty aspect of the story I liked. I do feel like Corinne's was never really explained, and went away pretty quickly. But I did enjoy the fact that it was in the book. 

While clean, and DFINETLY Christian, its a story for a mature audience. This is one a parent will want to decide if their daughter is ready for. But I do think every woman should read it. Melissa handled the topic of  relationships and sex very well! She wrote a note in the back of the book to explain why she choose to write the story the way she did, and I think she wrote that wonderfully as well.

I cannot wait for book 3! I'm sure it'll be just as real and lovely as her others.

I rated this a 4/5 stars

*I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*