July 2018 – Month in Review

What books have you read during the month of July? I’ve had the pleasure of reading some wonderful stories this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in July.

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

Books Reviewed:

SonsOfBlackbirdMountain Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof

TeachMeToLove Teach me to Love by Kari Trumbo

TheRaveling The Raveling by Tamara Leigh

WhatTheHeartHolds What the Heart Holds by Kari Trumbo

RiverToRedemption  River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart

AStrangerOnMyLand  A Stranger on my Land by Sandra Merville Hart

ADefenseOfHonor  A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

TheRoadToMagnoliaGlen The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman

JaneByTheBook  Jane By the Book by Pepper Basham

TheReckoningAtGossamerPond The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

APerfectWeakness  A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids

ThePatriotBride  The Patriot Bride by Kimberely Woodhouse


Book Tour:

TheLastSummer  The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce


Author Interview:

PhotoFunia-1532360528   Jaime Jo Wright – The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond


I’d love to hear from you:

Have you read any of the books I reviewed this month? If so, did you have a favorite?
What book(s) are you looking forward to reading in August?



First Line Fridays: The Road to Magnolia Glen

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

Today I’m happy to be featuring The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman. With vivid details and engaging characters, I was transported into this exciting story of betrayal and learning to trust God when things seem their darkest. CLICK HERE to read my review.


Natchez Under-the-hill on the Mississippi River
February 1792

          “Stay close.”
     Eyes on the bustling wharf, Kiera held tight to Meghan’s hand, ensuring her adventuresome sister didn’t disappear into the crowd.



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First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books



The Road to Magnolia Glen (Natchez Trace #2) by Pam Hillman


1792, Natchez Trace, MS
Bitter since his eldest brother abandoned their family in Ireland, Quinn O’Shea travels to Natchez, Mississippi, ready to shuck the weight of his duty and set off on an adventure of his own. It’s time Connor, as head of the family, took responsibility for their younger siblings. While aboard ship, a run-in with three Irish sisters lands Quinn in the role of reluctant savior. Though it may delay his plans, he cannot abandon the Young sisters, especially the tenacious yet kind Kiera.

Upon arriving in the colonies, Kiera Young prepares to meet her intended and begin her new life. But she soon discovers the marriage her brother-in-law arranged was never meant to be, and a far more sinister deal was negotiated for her and her sisters.

Quinn offers to escort his charges safely to Breeze Hill Plantation and his brother’s care, fully intending to seek his freedom elsewhere. But the longer he remains, the greater his feelings toward Kiera grow and the more he comes to realize true freedom might be found in sacrifice.

My Thoughts:

I was thrilled to travel back to the Natchez Trace in this second novel from Pam Hillman. With vivid details and engaging characters, I was transported into this exciting story of betrayal and learning to trust God when things seem their darkest.

After the death of her step-father, Kiera Young and her two younger sisters are sent to Natchez, Mississippi. Kiera was told that her brother-in-law arranged a marriage for her, but it was something else entirely that was arranged. Kiera’s faith in God is tested as she learns to wait on God’s perfect timing.

Quinn O’Shea carries a heavy burden of bitterness toward his older brother for leaving the family in Ireland and for having to take on the responsibility of his younger brothers. Quinn wants nothing more than to see his younger brothers safely to their older brother, before setting off on his own grand adventure. However, he didn’t foresee his hearts entanglement with a feisty blond Irish lass, nor the guilt at leaving his brother’s behind. Will Quinn be able to let go of the bitterness and hurt of the past to have a future filled with love and laughter?

This spellbinding story is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I was kept up late into the night, turning pages eager to find out what would transpire in the lives of these charming characters. I give this story 4.5 stars and would encourage you to pick up a copy to enjoy!

(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:

PamHillman  CBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn’t afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn’t mind raking. Raking hay doesn’t take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that’s the kind of life every girl should dream of.

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Pick-up your copy today!

  The Road to Magnolia Glen (Natchez Trace #2)

  The Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace #1)