Recap December 2017

As we bid a fond farewell to December and welcome in January; Let us take a brief pause to take a look back at the book fun we enjoyed in December.

Clicking on the link will take you to the blog post for that book, interview or reveal.

Books Reviewed:

IfNotForTheeIf Not For Thee

The House on Foster HillThe House on Foster Hill

CountMeInCount Me In

Whither Shall I GoWhither Shall I Go?

AWreathOfSnowA Wreath of Snow

MotherForHisFamily  A Mother for His Family

HisForgottenFianceeHis Forgotten Fiancee

AMatchOfSortsA Match of Sorts

WrappedInRedWrapped In Red

MHBinNiagraFallsNY  My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York

ALawmanForChristmas  A Lawman for Christmas

Author Interview:

MikalDawn  Mikal Dawn

Cover Reveals:

AmongstTheRosesAmongst the Roses

A+Tale+of+Two+Hearts+cover  A Tale of Two Hearts

I’d love to hear from you:

Did you have a favorite book from December? What book are you most looking forward to reading?

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First Line Fridays: If Not For Thee

Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I’m featuring “If Not For Thee” by Amber Lynn Perry. This is the first Christmas Novella from Amber Lynn Perry and it was a sparkling delight! (You can read my full review by clicking here).

This story is perfect for enjoying with a hot drink and the glow of Christmas lights. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read this charming story, you will want to make sure to snag a copy as soon as possible (the e-copy is  currently on sale for .99c – click here)!



          “Absolutely not”
          Margaret Main gripped the smooth handle of the axe and raised it over her head before slamming it down on the submissive chunk of wood.



Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

If Not For Thee (Daughters of His Kingdom Novella) by: Amber Lynn Perry


With only three days to decide her fate, Margaret Main must make a choice: concede to the demands of her parents, or keep the vow she made to her beloved sister-in-law. The answer is simple. The solution aches her heart. For to keep her word–and her freedom–she must marry the only man she’s ever loved, with the knowledge he may never love her in return.

Holdwell Estate is his home, the place of his youth—his future. But to keep it, Marcus Wells must find a woman willing to marry him by morning. For years he was warned against giving away his heart, against the damage love would surely bring upon him.But this woman is far too lovely, far too spirited and kind. How can he keep himself from giving away the one thing he knows, once gone, will be lost forever…

My Thoughts:

This is a delightful Christmas Novella! A marriage of convenience between childhood friends brings unexpected outcome.

Margaret wasn’t looking to get married, but it seemed that was the only way to keep her promise to her sister-in-law. Marcus had spent his youth avoiding the entanglement of love. But forces outside their control have brought them together. Is it possible for two people from different walks of life to find their happily-ever-after, or will well-meaning, busybody relations drive a wedge between the tenuous relationship?

I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent reading this light-hearted Christmas story. It is sure to warm your heart. I give this charming story 4.5 stars and I look forward to reading more of Amber Lynn Perry’s stories in the future.

(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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About the Author:

AmberLPerry  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.




  If Not For Thee (Daughters of His Kingdom Novella)

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)

  Daughters of His Kingdom  (4-book series)