My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream by Pepper Basham

Synopsis:

Journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains of 1918 where Laurel McAdams endures the challenges of a hard life while dreaming things can eventually improve. But trouble arrives in the form of an outsider. Having failed his British father again, Jonathan Taylor joins is uncle’s missionary endeavors as a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse. Laurel feels compelled to protect the tenderhearted teacher from the harsh realities of Appalachian life, even while his stories of life outside the mountains pull at Laurel’s imagination. Faced with angry parents over teaching methods, Laurel’s father’s drunken rages, and bad news from England, will Jonathan leave and never return, or will he stay and let love bloom?

  My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream

My Thoughts:

Pepper Basham eloquently captured the very essence of the Blue Ridge Mountains and warmly welcomed me home within the pages of this fantastic book. I loved this story and I seriously didn’t want it to end. The closer I got to the end of the book, the slower I read, savoring each word, each phrase! Opening the pages of this story and diving in, was like going home! I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains and while I may not live there now, it is still home to me.

I’d love to sit down for a chat or get the chance to cook with Laurel McAdams. She is a strong young woman, filled with grace and courage. Her kindness to outsiders and her helpful nature is sure to draw you in. Laurel is open to new ideas and not afraid to stand up for what is right, even in the face of many who would choose to fiercely cling to tradition and superstition. She has big dreams and determination to see her way to fulfill those dreams!

Teacher, Jonathan Taylor comes to the Blue Ridge Mountains to escape the heavy-handed expectations of his father and to prove himself capable and worthy. But will his reasons to leave behind all he knew and immerse himself in a culture that is highly suspicious of anything new be enough to keep him teaching in the Blue Ridge Mountains?

I fell in love with these dynamic, engaging characters! I appreciated their growth in the story as well as the wisdom of the secondary characters that provided a welcome insight and encouragement.

There is plenty of excitement to enjoy. From a mountain lion encounter, a brutal snowstorm, a couple of disgruntled mountain men, larceny, saving a child with a severe allergic reaction, and much more! You are sure to find an exciting plot-line, delightful characters, all set in a beautiful setting. I give this story 5-enthusiastic stars and encourage you to pick up a copy to enjoy!

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

pepperbarnsmile  Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

 

  My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream

 

 

 

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Searching For You (Orphan Train #3) by Jody Hedlund

Synopsis:

Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won’t abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York is her only option.

Disappearing with her two young charges into a group of orphans heading west by train, Sophie hopes to find safety and a happy life. When the train stops in Illinois for the first placement of orphans, Sophie faces the most difficult choice of her life.

Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that haunt him, he’s in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby train pleading for his help?

My Thoughts:

I have been looking forward to reading Sophie’s story. It wasn’t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered for her breakthroughs and successes!

Even at her young age, Sophie had a mother’s heart and a deep love for the two children, Nicholas and Olivia, that were left in her care. She made some very tough choices and sacrificed much to ensure that Nicholas and Olivia were safe and that they had someone to love them.  Sophie carried with her a big hurt and misunderstanding. She often blamed God for the hardships she has faced, and her feelings of being abandoned by God. Sophie grows a lot during this story and it was a beautiful thing to be a part of!

At its core, this story takes a deep, soul-searching look at the inadequacies that we all feel in ourselves at one point or another. Through the eyes of the characters, we can learn that the inadequacies are lies. We need to know who we are in God and trust in His plan for our lives.

One of my favorite lines from this story reminds us that, “Sometimes God allows us to sink down in our own misery until we reach a low place where we’re finally ready to look up and reach out for Him.”

Searching for You is a story that you will want for your “keeper” shelf. A story that you will want to pull out and read again. There is so much to love about this story! Multifaceted characters, a deep, heart-warming plot, with page-turning delights. Start to finish, this story wove itself around my heart!

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

JodyHedlundWinner of the 2016 Christian Book Award and finalist for the Christy Awards, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.  You can find Jody at the following locations:

Web Page // Facebook // Twitter // Goodreads // Pinterest

  Searching for You (Orphan Train #3)

Don’t miss the other books in this collection:

     An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train Novella)

   With You Always (Orphan Train #1)

Together Forever (Orphan Train #2)

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Benjy and the Belsnickel by Bonnie Swinehart

The Belsnickel is coming… Dressed in black from head to toe. Porcupine quills in his hat. A whip in hand. And bells that jingle with every step.

About the book:

Benjy, a lovable eleven-year-old in the 1930s, just can’t seem to keep himself from pulling pranks and letting people down. His target is most often Miss Nettie, the schoolmarm at the one-room schoolhouse where he gets into more trouble than she’s willing to tolerate. Maybe he’s pulled one too many practical jokes…because everyone keeps telling him he’s going to get a visit from the Belsnickel.

Although Benjy believes the Belsnickel is just an old Pennsylvanian Dutch folktale told to scare kids into better behavior, deep down he fears the grim legend is real.

When the Belsnickel comes knocking, Benjy quickly learns he is no fable

My Thoughts:

Oh, what a fun story! I laughed out loud several times at the incorrigible antics of Benjy. Benjy has an active imagination and enjoys playing pranks. Often he finds himself in trouble. Benjy is like every precocious 11-year old boy; Full of energy and mischief.

I shared this story with my own son and he enjoyed it immensely.  We enjoyed laughing together at the trouble Benjy just couldn’t help but find himself getting into.

The ending of the story was especially fun, but I won’t ruin it for you! If you are looking for a wholesome, fun book for the middle school age child in your life, this is a book they are sure to enjoy!

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

About the Author:

Product detail:
  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 6
  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: WhiteSpark Publishing (November 15, 2018)
  • Bonnie Swinehart (Author), Xoe E. White (Illustrator)

Under This Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer

She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most.

Synopsis:

Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.
Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky struggles to make sense of the path the Lord has placed her on and finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

My Review:

If you enjoy sweet prairie romance stories then look no further! This heartwarming story gripped my heart right from the first chapter. With dynamic characters that leap off the page and into your heart, this story is one you won’t soon forget.

When a horrible tornado had ripped through Becky Hollister’s family farm, destroying everything in its path. My heart broke right alongside Becky as she struggled to move forward and to understand why God could have let this horrible tragedy wreak havoc on her life.

I believe that all of us at some point in our lives will face hardship, tragedy, and loss. How we deal with that, who we put our trust in, makes all the difference. Will we draw closer to God and put our trust in Him? Or will we allow that devastation to push a wedge between us and our Savior? The simple fact is that we live in a sinful world, and bad things will happen. But God has promised to never leave us, to always be with us, and to turn the bad things into His good, for His glory.

Becky is easily my favorite character, she is a fighter. She takes chances, she makes mistakes, and she isn’t afraid to stand up for those who are hurting. Becky’s care for her father and for the other blind children touched my heart. I wanted to like Matthew more, but his inability to stand up for himself time and again only led me to feel sorry for him.

This poignant story is filled with life lessons. True to life, there is tragedy and loss. But just like life, there is also joy, laughter, and an opportunity for growth. Fans of Janette Oke are sure to love this wonderful story.

(I purchased a copy of this book for my own collection.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

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Cynthia Roemer is an Inspirational Historical Romance author from rural Illinois. She and her husband, Marvin, have been married for twenty-three years and have two college-aged sons. They enjoy quiet living and God’s wondrous creation on their 300 acre farm.

Cynthia’s thirst for writing began her junior year of high school, when her short-story won first place in a local college writing contest. She went on to pursue a career in writing by earning a B.A. in English (with an emphasis on Creative Writing) from U of I of Springfield, IL in 1988. Since then, Cynthia has had over 100 articles and short-stories printed in various Christian teen and adult publications.

She is currently working on her Prairie Sky Series, consisting of three Inspirational Historical Romance novels set in the mid-1800s, the first of which , Under This Same Sky, is due to release with Mantle Rock Publishing April 28th, 2017.

Cynthia is a regular contributor to Putting on the New Blog, a collective effort of various Christian women writers. It is her ardent prayer that the Lord will plant seeds of hope into the lives of those who read her work.

When she isn’t writing, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks in the country, 4-wheeling, biking, gardening, and reading.

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  Under Prairie Skies (Prairie Sky #2)

 

The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall

War Forces a Choice Between Love and Country. 

Synopsis:

Lieutenant Owen Masters and Emeline Baratt meet on a British warship as sworn enemies. Where will Emeline place her loyalties when forced to spy against her country?

A trip home from England to Maryland in 1812 finds Emeline Baratt a captive on a British warship and forced to declare her allegiance between the British and Americans. Remaining somewhat politically neutral on a ship where her nursing skills are desperately needed is fairly easy—until she starts to have feelings for the first lieutenant who becomes her protector. However, when the captain sends her and Lieutenant Owen Masters on land to spy, she must choose between her love for him or her love for her country.

My Thoughts:

With lively, dynamic characters, and a fun story plot of spies and secrets, I was eagerly along for a fun adventure both on the sea and on land!

Emeline didn’t plan on becoming a spy, however, when she finds herself a captive on a Brittish warship, it becomes clear that her best option of survival is proclaiming herself a loyalist while secretly helping the cause of liberty. The lie she’s forced to tell eats away at her, and she struggles to be good, and follow the rules.

Emeline’s father once told her that God blesses and loves those who are good. Yet, as Emeline see’s the effects of this war she has a hard time understanding how a loving God could let bad things happen to good people. While Emeline comes to have a stronger faith in God, and she learns to trust in Him. She never really seems to understand why bad things happen. While this question wasn’t a main thread of the story, it was a minor thread left undone.

I don’t know if MaryLu Tyndall has ever sailed a ship, but her intimate knowledge of all things dealing with sailing shines through and adds authenticity. I felt like I was standing on the bow of the ship along with Emeline. The salty brine heavy in the air and the sound of the sails snapping overhead in the breeze while the boat gently rocked side to side with the pull of the tides.

While this is this 6th book in The Daughter’s of the Mayflower series, each book stands on it’s own with a unique voice and a window into American History. The tie-in for the books is a family history. A family tree is located at the beginning of the book showing the family ties.

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

MaryLuTyndall  A Christy Award finalist and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of tall ships and swashbuckling heroes during her childhood years on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years. Trapped in a land-locked cubicle, she was often seen pounding furiously upon the keyboard during her lunch hour, creating what would become her Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, all the while believing God’s promise to her that. “If you write it, I will get it published”. And He did! Fourteen books later, her loving husband and six children still haven’t gotten used to her historic costumes and nautical speech. MaryLu describes herself as an introvert, patriot, mother of six, the neighborhood cat-lady, tall ship enthusiast, friend of pirates and mermaids, obsessive compulsive control freak, history lover, hopeless romantic, and a sword wielding princess-warrior of the King of Kings. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She continues to pen her romantic tales on the California coast while managing a home, husband, six adult kids, and several stray cats who have decided that her keyboard is the best place to sleep! She believes that without popcorn and chocolate, life would not be worth living, and her sole motivation in life is to bring others closer to God.

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More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series – Barbour:

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1863 The Alamo (February 2019)
The Golden Bride by Kimerley Woodhouse – set 1849 The Gold Rush (April 2019)

Find out more at: www.daughtersofthemayflower.com

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So Bright A Hope (Daughters of His Kingdom #5) by Amber Lynn Perry

Synopsis:

When Caroline Whitney receives word that the brother she thought was dead is in fact a prisoner of war, she is frantic to rescue him. On the way to find help, she hides from the Redcoats, but is quickly discovered by a rugged British soldier who claims she must go with him, or be tried for espionage. The world would tell her this man is the enemy, but the veiled secrets in her captor’s eyes reveal he is more than he seems. If she fails to trust, more could be endangered than her life—her heart is bound to be broken a second time.

As a double agent in the service of Washington, British Captain James Higley must keep his true convictions a secret or face being killed as a traitor. On his newest mission, he discovers a courageous woman hiding in a barn, and is forced to capture her, or both their lives will be in jeopardy. When she offers her compliance in exchange for help in finding her brother, he accepts, despite his inner warnings. He must keep his distance from this alluring Patriot, or risk revealing not only his identity, but the true feelings of his heart.

My Thoughts:

This story had me on the edge of my seat and turning pages so rapidly that I may have gotten a paper-cut had I not been reading a digital copy. I was so deeply invested in the lives of these characters, I often found myself talking to my e-reader as if they could hear me.

With moments of laughter, unexpected twists, and dynamic characters that take a hold of your heart. This story is an important reminder that Liberty is more than a gift, it is a hard-earned privilege that the founders of this country fought for and believed in. You won’t want to miss this story and the journey within the pages that you won’t soon forget!

Amber Lynn Perry breaths life into the page with her stories. I am always excited to discover that a new story is available because I know that I am in for not just a delightful story that will captivate my senses, but one that is overflowing with emotion and intrigue. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

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A Pacific Northwest native, Amber Lynn Perry lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She studied humanities at Portland State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused on art history. As a homeschooling mom, Amber spends much of her time teaching everything from Shakespeare to science.

When she isn’t crafting with her kids, making dinner or driving to dance classes, Amber is either reading or writing about her favorite time in American history. The Revolutionary era has captured her imagination from the time she was in middle school. Through her books, Amber hopes to not only give readers a glimpse into the past, but to instill in them a lasting love of liberty.

 

  So Bright A Hope (Daughters of His Kingdom #5)

Be sure to check out the other Books in this series:

So Fair A Lady (Daughters of His Kingdom #1)

So True A Love (Daughters of His Kingdom #2)

So Rare A Gift (Daughters of His Kingdom #3)

  So Pure A Heart (Daughters of His Kindom #4)

  If Not For Thee (Daughters of His Kingdom Novella)

  Daughters of His Kingdom  (4-book series)

 

A Musket in My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart

Synopsis:

Callie Jennings reels from her pa’s demand that she marry his friend, a man older than him. Her heart belongs to her soldier hero, Zach. Pa won’t change his mind, and Callie has nowhere else to go. Then her sister, Louisa, proposes a shocking alternative.

Zach Pearson still hears his pa’s scornful word—quitter. He’s determined to make something of himself as a soldier. He’ll serve the Confederacy until they win the war. If they win the war.

Callie and Louisa disguise themselves as soldiers and muster into the Confederate army in the fall of 1864. Times are tough and getting tougher for their Confederacy. For Callie, shooting anyone, especially former countrymen, is out of the question—until truth and love and honor come together on the battlefield.

My Thoughts:

War changes things, and for two sisters living in Tennesse during the Civil War, the changes were monumental. This sweeping historical romance is unique in that it focuses on the lives of two women who set aside the expected convention of the day, to join the Confederate army as soldiers.

With vivid, lively characters, and a unique plot this story had me eagerly turning pages to see what would happen next. I enjoyed the intimate look at what everyday life was like for the typical soldier. With little food, little to no supplies, the harsh realities were dismal at best.

Experiences on the battlefield change their future, but will both sisters make it out of this war in one piece? Pick up a copy of this book today to find out!

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

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Sandra loves to visit places where significant historic events happened. These places and the people who lived through the events often inspire her and spark her imagination. She most often writes inspirational historical romances and especially loves the American Civil War period. In fact, her debut novella, A Stranger On My Land, is set on Lookout Mountain where the Battle Above the Clouds took place. She serves as Assistant Editor for DevoKids.com where she contributes historical articles. She is also an Assistant Editor at the Barn Door Book Loft website.

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Deck The Shelves (Heartfalls Romance #1) by Toni Shiloh

Synopsis:

Kendall Jackson is the proud owner of Heartfalls’ bookstore, The Cozy Shelf. Her life is one straight out of the pages, except she’s missing that leading man. Although she has a crush on the handsome auto mechanic, Quinton Hendricks, Kendall wants an old-fashioned type of romance—the stuff swoon-worthy romance books are made of. But Quinton seems to need a little prodding.

Something about Kendall sparks hope in Quinton Hendricks that love could be his again. Only being abandoned by his ex-wife has made him cautious to the point of non-moving.

Can two people hesitant on second chances find love as they Deck the Shelves?

My Thoughts:

Toni Shiloh brings the sleepy town of Heartfalls, New York vibrantly to life inside this bookishly delightful Christmas Novella. Step into the Cozy Shelf bookstore and meet our heroine, Kendall Jackson. Be sure to grab a hot drink from the hospitality table, and take your time browsing the wide array of books.

Kendall finds enjoyment getting lost in the pages of a good book. She enjoys reading to the children when they come in for story time and the cozy community within the warm walls of the bookstore. Sparks fly when Quinton Hendricks visits, but often Kendall is too shy to talk to him beyond a few words. Her friends suggest dropping a note inside his bag the next time he stops in and purchases a book.

After being abandoned by his x-wife only months after the birth of their son, Quinton Hendricks is cautious about forming an attachment to the beautiful bookstore owner. But he can’t seem to stop his racing heart and tangled emotions whenever she is near.

With strong threads of faith and the reminder that God will lead us to his perfect plan in our lives if we let go of our fears and trust Him. This heartwarming Christmas Novella is sure to not only put a smile on your face but get you into the Christmas mood.

(I purchased a copy of this book for my personal collection.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

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Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace of the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes soulfully romantic novels to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Before pursuing her dream as a writer, Toni served in the United States Air Force. It was there she met her husband. After countless moves, they ended up in Virginia, where they are raising their two boys. When she’s not typing in imagination land, Toni enjoys reading, playing video games, ​making jewelry, and spending time with ​her family. Toni is a member of the American Christian ​Fiction Writers (ACFW) as well as the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

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Chasing Someday (Home In You #4) by Crystal Walton

A country boy looking to win his best friend’s heart. A waitress afraid of giving hers away. And one crazy, impromptu dating plan that’s about to change everything.

Synopsis:

Ex-model Livy Hensley has exactly three talents: making coffee, landing herself in the most awkward moments known to man, and failing miserably at relationships. But when the sweetest southern boy on the planet offers to be your dating coach, who could say no? Between struggling to open a café and trying to atone for a consequence of her past, Livy can use all the help she can get. Besides, what could possibly go wrong on a few practice dates with your best friend?

Chase Thompson’s no stranger to hard work. If that’s what it takes to prove to Livy they should be together, then he’s all in. He can handle pretending he’s not hopelessly in love with her. Sort of. Almost. Okay, nowhere close. But with a conflicting solution to his family’s greatest trial on the line, the stakes of keeping his dating coach plan from backfiring have never been higher.

Up against the countdown of choices, Chase and Livy must find the courage to risk what they fear most for the someday they’ve always hoped for.

My Thoughts:

This story packs lots of emotion and captured my heart right from the start. I couldn’t put it down, because I felt invested in the lives of the characters. I just had to know what would happen next.

Livy and Chase are friends, best-friends if you were to ask Livy. Livy see’s Chase as her rock, a solid presence and a stable person that she can depend on. But she’s holding back her deepest secret for fear of what Chase would say. Will Livy find the courage to trust Chase with her past and allow a deeper relationship to grow?

Chase is such a patient, hunky-hero. From the moment he first met Livy he fell in love, yet found himself firmly in the “friend-zone”.  In a effort to get closer to Livy, Chase suggests taking Livy on “practice dates”. Chase’s cowboy charm and gentle perseverance is sure to win hearts!

This book could easily be read as a stand alone, however I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on the other delightful stories in this series.

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

profile-pic-backmatter-min  Crystal Walton received her bachelor of arts from Messiah College in PA, married her exact opposite in upstate NY, and earned her master of arts from Regent University in VA, where she currently resides with her husband, David.

Crystal writes relevant, inspirational romances with humor, broken characters, and emotional plots full of grace and hope. When not working her accounting day job, she’s delving into the wonder of words, supporting her Starbucks habit, or laughing over movie quotes & singing eighties songs with her husband.

Crystal would love to connect with you at:

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  Chasing Someday (Home In You #4)

Don’t miss out on the other books in this series:

  Still Falling (Home In You novella)

Write Me Home (Home In You #1)

Begin Again (Home In You #2)

  Just Maybe (Home In You #3)

 

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Each book in the Home In You Series is a standalone and can be read separately. However, I recommend reading the books in order to follow the overall timeline.

 

 

 

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

ABOUT THE BOOK

EnchantingNicholetteTitle: Enchanting Nicholette
Series: The Everstone Chronicles #5
Author: Dawn Crandall
Publisher: Whitaker House
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay?

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | BAM! | Christian Book

My Review:

I fell into the story right from the very beginning and didn’t come up for air until I blissfully reached the end in a happy sigh of satisfaction. Full of romance an intrigue, this is a story you won’t want to miss!

Even though I’ve read several books since the last Everstone Chronicle, I didn’t feel like I missed a beat. I was easily transported back to the characters and setting. Cal and Nicholette are such charming characters, that you are sure to fall in love with them too!

Overflowing with emotion, this story had me feeling what the characters feel in an intoxicating rush of sensations. Dawn’s words wove around my heart and I was all too delighted to be along for the journey.

(I received an early reader copy of this collection for review. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and options are my own. I have pre-ordered a copy of this collection for myself from Amazon.)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dawn Crandall

Dawn Crandall‘s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, “The Hesitant Heiress,” was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader’s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, “The Bound Heart,” received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She’s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.

CONNECT WITH DAWN CRANDALL: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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  • 6 magnets with Jane Austen quotes

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