6.14.2019

Guarding the Amish Midwife by Dana R. Lynn ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Lizzy Miller is a midwife, she is hesitant to go with a strange driver, but eventually agrees because he is the brother of her regular driver. But the new driver takes a strange route and makes an odd stop, next thing she knows she sees the driver shot. She takes off in the car, using the few driving skills that she learned while on her rumspringe.

Police Officer Isaac Yoder sees a young woman driving crazily and pulls her over, unwittingly saving her from the person in pursuit. He left the Amish when he was younger, having never been baptized, yet he understands their ways. He works with Lizzy to help find out who is after her for witnessing the murder, Isaac knows that he can’t ask Lizzy to act against her faith, so he finds ways to protect her while respecting her beliefs.

Action packed tale, I liked the believability of the plot and how Lizzy got all tangled up in everything.  Lizzy and Isaac make a good team, and I liked how respectful and mindful Isaac was of the fact that Lizzy had been baptized into the church and that there were things even for her safety that he couldn’t ask of her. There were many surprises along the way, and I liked the tension.

Isaac is a good man, and good at what he does, he has a passion for working with the dog, though he has lost contact with his family and his faith. Lizzy is struggles to trust others, after the trauma of her youth, fights with fears, yet clings to her faith.


While a great stand alone, this is the sequel to Plain Retribution, and if you have read that book I think it will make this one a must read, it will help you understand more of Lizzy’s past and reservations. I liked the plot, fast-paced, and it kept me guessing. Great interaction between the characters and I thought that the various facets of the story were used very well, creating tension that left me know knowing how this would end. 


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

6.13.2019

A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund ~ Review

My Review:

Mercy Wilkins is an Angel of Mercy on the streets of London, seeing only a bleak future ahead of her if she stays she heeds her sister's urging and joins the bride ship headed for British Columbia.

Dr. Joseph Coville is titled and wealthy, a sought after match for many looking to secure a husband for their accomplished daughter. Joseph has encountered much loss in his life, and is caught between running away and his calling to make a difference in the lives of those without access to care. He signs on with the bride ship, and is struck early on by Mercy's selfless care for others, her compassion and beauty.

Mercy is determined not to marry, but is it possible that God has other plans?

The very first in a brand new series by Jody Hedlund, this book explores the situations and hopes for a fresh start that made women choose to take a chance on a new life. I was surprised by how much of this was inspired by a true story. Ms. Hedlund highlights the differences in class that held poor women back in London, and the opportunities awaiting them in a new home.

Mercy is compassionate and selfless, automatically taking on a mother-like role for the younger girls on the ship, caring for them through every storm. While she is fearless when championing others, she struggles to see value in what she herself has to offer. Her natural nursing skills lead her to assisting Dr. Coville as he tends the sick during their long, rough journey. I admired her love for others, she is humble to a fault at times, with a courage that not even she knows.

Joseph feels pulled in many directions, he feels called to help the less fortunate, yet has a passion for seeing the world. He is inspired by Mercy's selflessness and unassuming nature never expecting something in return, unlike his peers in society. As he gets to know Mercy, he begins get just a taste of her experiences, realizing that maybe he isn't as blind to class as he thought that he was. I think all of us can see a bit of ourselves in Joseph, everyday I myself have my eyes opened to the realities of this world through relationships with and the experiences of others.

Strong tension throughout, whether from chemistry between the characters or through through situations. I was inspired by the bravery of these women headed to a place they had never been in hopes of a bright future where they could be anything. Ms. Hedlund does an excellent job of  realistically showing the binds of class, and how it was so big a part of life for many in the 1800s dictating marriage, opportunity, etc. I loved Mrs. Moresby and how she represented the opportunities ahead for the women in British Columbia. Miss Lawrence is a kind and silent ally, an I am excited to read her story in the near future. A strong start to a new series, great character development and interaction. You won't want to put it down!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

6.12.2019

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White ~ Just Read Tour ~ Review ~ Rafflecopter

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White with JustRead Publicity Tours! Follow along with the tour for a special inside peek at how The Number of Love is connected to the author's previous book from another series, A Song Unheard.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Number of Love  
Series: Codebreakers #1  
Author: Roseanna M. White  
Publisher: Bethany House  
Release Date: June 4, 2019  
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Three years into the Great War, England’s greatest asset is their intelligence network—field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the secretive Room 40, where she spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But when her world is turned upside down by an unexpected loss, for the first time in her life numbers aren’t enough.

Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by an enemy that just won’t give up. He’s smitten quickly by the too-intelligent Margot, but how to convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life’s answers lie in the heart?

Amidst biological warfare, encrypted letters, and a German spy who wants to destroy not just them, but others they love, Margot and Drake will have to work together to save them all from the very secrets that brought them together.

Review:

Margot De Wilde is all grown up and thriving by putting her skills to use as a codebreaker, but her world changes and her faith is shaken by a sudden loss that puts her in a tailspin. Numbers have always been there to help Margot make sense of the world around her, but in light of current events she must move outside her comfort zone. I admired Margot's strength and compassion, she understands what it is to be different, and I liked how she makes new friends and grows in her faith.

Drake Elton returns from the warfield ready to serve his country again in a different capacity. He is enchanted by Margot, who is different from every woman he has even met before, and the more he gets to know her the more he wants to be a permanent part of her life. Drake is strong and resourceful, persistent, he takes his time getting to know Margot learning to speak her language.  I admired his strong faith and how he encourages and counsels Margot as they get to know each other.

A fast paced read with excellent tension that kept me glued to the story, with fingers poised to turn the next page. A riveting race against time, Drake and Margot must work together to catch the enemy because lives are at stake. Very well researched, Ms. White brings the world of codebreaking to life, I loved learning about the brilliant men and women who used their gifts for their country. I was so excited when I first heard about this book, because I had loved Margot ever since I read A Song Unheard, where she is featured alongside her brother, Lukas. And while you certainly don't have to read A Song Unheard in order to understand this book, but I felt like I appreciated it so much more having read its companion book.

 Overall, one of my favorite books by Roseanna White that I have read so far, fantastic characters, great plot, and a historical setting that comes to life in all of its intrigue and suspense, grounded in faith.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Special Sneak Peek:


Duty done, Margot spun away.
And nearly collided with Lieutenant Elton, who was, inexplicably, right behind her rather than where he’d been a moment before, two steps to the left. She sucked in a breath and sidestepped him. “Excuse me.”
He slid in front of her again. “Belgian?”
She lifted her brows. Her accent was scarcely noticeable anymore, she’d thought. Not nearly so pronounced as Lukas’s or Maman’s. Her English was as fluent as her French had ever been. She even dreamed in it, most of the time.
And what business was it of his? “Antarctican.” She prepared herself to stalk away . . . but there was something about the grin he gave her. Something that said he appreciated her answer.
Margot sighed. She’d always been drawn to anyone who actually enjoyed her sense of humor. She supposed she could stand to be friendly. For a minute, before her exhaustion fully caught up with her.
He held out a hand. “I’m Drake Elton. Have you a name?”

She blinked. It was a question stupid enough that it should have made her itchy. But he’d smiled at her Antarctica quip, so she’d keep playing along. “No, my parents forgot to give me one. It’s a great tragedy. I’ve been answering to ‘you, girl’ all my life.”


Title: A Song Unheard
Series: Shadows Over England #2 
Author: Roseanna M. White  
Publisher: Bethany House  
Release Date: January 2, 2018  
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

A Song Unheard Review:   https://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2018/04/a-song-unheard-by-roseanna-m-white.html



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books...to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.

CONNECT WITH ROSEANNA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Grand Prize: Shadows Over England series, The Number of Love, and the Decrypto board game, plus "Mi Alma" necklace (Necklace is 24" chain with a 1" pendant that says "Mi Alma" Spanish for "My Soul". A term of endearment used throughout the book. Handmade by Bookworm Mama)

(3) additional winners of The Number of Love.

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6.07.2019

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner ~ Review

My Review:

Sarah Hollenbeck married her high school sweetheart, and spent her life supporting him in his career. But when she finds her beloved Patrick with another woman, her world comes crumbling down and she finds solace in book clubs, inspiring her to write a steamy romance that makes her a best-seller.

But her life pivots again when she gives her life to the Lord, and starts dating the new pastor at her church.

A fun-filled read from the very start, it was sugary sweet like a Hallmark movie, but it also had some really great in depth discussions on faith. There were moments that had me laughing out loud and and others that had me grinning a stupid grin ear to ear. It was an absolute delight, there were moments that might have been a bit cheesy, but its cheeky self-awareness was a strength.

I loved Sarah's best friend Piper, she is a long time Christian who helps Sarah navigate the ropes of her new faith, as well as a encouraging her positively and supporting her under tough circumstances. I wouldn't mind a sequel where Piper finds someone amazing! I love how Piper is honest, and tells Sarah the things that she needs to hear, not the things that she wants to hear. She is wonderfully human, and makes her mistakes too, but is honest with herself as well.

Ben is a pretty much a knight in shining armor, he is honest and upfront about some of his struggles, but he stands with Sarah and supports her through everything. They have an instant chemistry and his daughter is just the sweetest! I loved his close relationship with his in-laws and his sense of priority.

Overall, an absolutely thoroughly enjoyable read from beginning to end. I loved the pop-culture references to Dr. Quinn! Sarah was a lovable character, and one of my favorite things about this book was her friendship with Piper. Her romance with Ben was pretty hot too. I loved how this book had really great relatable Christian role models, as well as how the fun romance is balance with Biblical truth as Sarah learns to step out in faith and what it means to trust God. Utterly delightful!

Books reviewed are checked out from my local library or purchased with my own money, unless otherwise noted. 



6.06.2019

Lone Witness by Shirley McCoy ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Tessa Carlson prevents the abduction of FBI Agent Henry Miller's daughter, but her act of bravery has thrust her into the sights of the would-be abductors.

Tessa has kept a low profile since getting out of an abusive relationship, but preventing the kidnapping puts everything that she has worked so hard for at risk. Henry offers his protection and his family welcomes her with open arms, as they work to catch the kidnapper on the loose. But Tessa has a secret that may put them at risk.

Tess struggles to trust, after everything that she has been through, she doubts her judgement, but has a passion for helping others and can't stay silent in the face of wrong.

Henry is a devoted and dedicated FBI agent, he works hard to protect his daughters and is grateful to Tessa for what she did. He is a brave man of action, with a strong faith.

A riveting read, filled with intrigue and suspense. The danger grows and the clues don't add up, all coming together in a thrilling climax. A suspenseful read, great tension, with many secrets. Filled with action and great interaction.


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

6.05.2019

Wherever You Go by Tracie Peterson ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Mary Reichert rejoins the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza in hopes of bringing the man who killed her brother to justice. Will Mary finally find what she needs to bring her brother's murderer to justice?

Christopher Williams is a journalist documenting their experiences in the wild west show, he is smitten by the enchanting sharpshooter who is his main feature in the article he is writing. But he has secrets of his own that could damage their budding relationship.

Mary is very forthright and doesn't hold back, or beat around the bush. She is very confident and knows her craft well. A natural showwoman she knows how to draw in, and dazzle the crowd. She was very close to her brother and struggles to find closure with the killer still at large. I admired her strength and faith during everything that she faced.

Christopher is inquisitive and loves to learn, he isn't intimidated by Mary's talent, and he doesn't shy away from trying to answer the tough questions. He is a natural people person, and is very good at his job.

The books also continues to follow Wesley and Lizzie from the previous book, as they navigate their engagement and grow in their relationship. I loved getting to know Wesley better, as well as get to know another side of him with arrival of his brother.

Overall, an excellent installment in the series. This series is best enjoyed in order, as many past relationships are pick up, and continued as well as the mysteries and main plot lines throughout. Great character development, and I loved how we continued to follow Wesley, Lizzie, and Ella. Great pacing, adventure and mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

6.04.2019

The Women Who Met Jesus by Dorothy Valcarcel ~ Review


My Review:

Using 18 stories from the New Testament this book shows how Jesus understands and restores our brokenness. Dorothy Valcarcel uses stories from her own life and experiences along with women from the Bible to show how Jesus fulfills our needs, transforming lives.

20 chapters introduce us to the women of the New Testament, using various translations and paraphrases of the Bible as well as drawing from personal experience each chapter reads like a devotional. Each chapter is divided into multiple parts, with times for reflection, questions, affirmations, and inspirational quotes.

I liked the author's dedication and study of scripture, with the premise of showing the transformation of lives truly touched by Jesus Christ. I didn't always connect well with some of the introductory stories by the author right away, and it was kind of a slower read for me. It was an encouraging read, and I liked how even though for some of the women featured their encounter with Jesus was brief, it changed everything. 


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

6.03.2019

Character Spotlight : Margot from A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White ~ Just Read Tour + Rafflecopter




Character Spotlight




Name: Margot De Wilde

Age: 14 (in A Song Unheard)

Margot De Wilde is brilliant with numbers, they are a way for her to explain and understand the world around her, she thinks, learns, and prays in numbers. Her father recognized her gift early on and encouraged her talent by leaving increasingly challenging puzzles for her to solve. She applies algorithms to her everyday live, cleverly helping her brother with codes of her own, as well as outsmarting the Germans.

Margot is resourceful and courageous, with an intelligence and maturity beyond her years. She doesn't have the most patience with the activities of the average young woman her age, but because of the spies who are looking for the secret to her father's codebreaking success.

Margot shares a strong bond with each of her family members, but most of all she was close to her late father. Her mother and brother love her dearly, accepting her as she is, and protecting her.

Margot was one of my very favorite character from A Song Unheard and I was absolutely thrilled when I heard about Mrs. White's brand new Codebreakers Series and that the first book The Number of Love is about Margot.







 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White with JustRead Publicity Tours! Follow along with the tour for a special inside peek at how The Number of Love is connected to the author's previous book from another series, A Song Unheard.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Number of Love  
Series: Codebreakers #1  
Author: Roseanna M. White  
Publisher: Bethany House  
Release Date: June 4, 2019  
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Three years into the Great War, England’s greatest asset is their intelligence network—field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the secretive Room 40, where she spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But when her world is turned upside down by an unexpected loss, for the first time in her life numbers aren’t enough.

Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by an enemy that just won’t give up. He’s smitten quickly by the too-intelligent Margot, but how to convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life’s answers lie in the heart?

Amidst biological warfare, encrypted letters, and a German spy who wants to destroy not just them, but others they love, Margot and Drake will have to work together to save them all from the very secrets that brought them together.


Title: A Song Unheard
Series: Shadows Over England #2 
Author: Roseanna M. White  
Publisher: Bethany House  
Release Date: January 2, 2018  
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books...to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.

CONNECT WITH ROSEANNA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

Grand Prize: Shadows Over England series, The Number of Love, and the Decrypto board game, plus "Mi Alma" necklace (Necklace is 24" chain with a 1" pendant that says "Mi Alma" Spanish for "My Soul". A term of endearment used throughout the book. Handmade by Bookworm Mama)

(3) additional winners of The Number of Love.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 3, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm June 17, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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6.01.2019

Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse ~ Review ~ Book Tour ~ Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Flight of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #2)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Selene Ravenwood, once the heir to House Ravenwood, is now an exile. On the run and free of her family's destiny, Selene hopes to find the real reason her family was given the gift of dreamwalking. But first she must adapt to her new life as wife to Lord Damien Maris, the man she was originally assigned to kill. 

While adjusting to her marriage and her home in the north, her power over dreams begins to grow. As the strongest dreamwalker to exist in ages, her expanding power attracts not only nightmares but the attention of the Dark Lady herself.

With a war looming on the horizon and a wicked being after her gift, Selene is faced with a choice: embrace the Dark Lady's offer, or search out the one who gave her the gift of dreamwalking. One path offers power, the other offers freedom. But time is running out, and soon her choice will be made for her.

My Review:

Picking up right where the last book left off, Selene is adjusting to her new life with her new husband, and continuing her quest to to find the reason behind her dreamwalking gift. With tensions mounting between the great houses and possible war on the horizon, she must choose if she will serve the Dark or the Light.

Selene is courageous and brave leaving everything that she knew to blaze a new path for her and House Ravenwood. She faces the challenges of a new marriage, her growing unknown powers, and the conflict within for her soul. I admired her heart for others, and how even though she plays her cards close to her chest, she cares very deeply.

I think my very favorite thing about this book was the relationship between Damien and Selene. It isn't easy, but Morgan Busse does an excellent job of shining a light on their ups and downs amongst the growing tensions and unknowns on the horizons.

Damien is amazing, he deeply respects Selene and supports her even when he doesn't know if he can trust her or not, he bravely puts himself out there again and again. I loved how even though it would have been so easy to make him some perfect white knight in shining armor, he has his doubts and darks days too. I admired how his faith is a way of life for him and affects everything he does.

Overall, a thrilling follow up to Mark of the Raven, it's rare that I like the middle book in a trilogy, as they often carry the "filler book stigma," but not this one, in in fact I like it more than the first book. In this book the stakes are raised, great risks are taken, there are satisfying beginnings as we see Damien and Selene come to trust each other, as well as a deeper more vulnerable side of Selene that she used to keep hidden. The characters are complex, and you know it's done right when you can sympathize with the villain. I had a very busy week when I read this book, yet I couldn't put it down and often read late into the night, the time and the pages just flew by and sometimes I forgot I was reading. I haven't read a fantasy series this amazing in a long time and it truly checks all of the boxes for me, fantastic plot, compelling balanced characters, great interaction, tension, secrets, actions, mounting stakes, explosive climax and strong faith imagery. You won't want to miss it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Other Books in the Series

Mark of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #1)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
November 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path
chosen?

You can read my review here: https://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2019/01/mark-of-raven-by-morgan-l-busse-review.html



About the Author


Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles. She is a Christy and INSPY Award finalist and won the Carol Award in 2018 for best in Christian speculative fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.


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5.30.2019

More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer ~ Review


Lucie's Review:

Abby took over the running of the family bakery after the death of her father, but due to an archaic law she has until the end of the month to get a man's name on the deed. She devises a marriage of convenience to keep her business, but will she lose her heart in the process?

Zach is a man of few words, but also a man of his word. Getting married was never part of his plan, he never considered himself marriage material. Strong and silent he doesn't crack under pressure either. He admires Abby for her faith and determination.

Abby has never been popular with the young men, she likes to keep the background, convinced that men don't find her attractive. Abby loves her family and has great business sense. She looks to the faith of her family to encourage her during difficult times.

One of my very favorite Karen Witemeyer books of all time, great romantic tension and interaction between Abby and Zach. I didn't want to put this book down, yet at the same time I didn't want it to end.  I loved the close bond that the sisters share, as well as Abby's friendship with Lydia.

Though part of a series, it reads as a stand alone, set in a different town and a whole new cast of characters. I loved how relatable Abby was with her insecurities about her looks, and how she learns to move past that and see herself as others do. Neither Zach or Abby are perfect people and their marriage might not have been the perfect situation, but they make the best of it, keeping their heads, treating each other with respect and supporting each other through the hard times. A memorable read, full of romance, faith, and family.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.