6.18.2017

Haven of Swans by Colleen Coble ~ Review

Haven of Swans (Rock Harbor #4)
Lucie's Review:

Bree Matthews sees a woman and child on the side of the road and offers her a ride to Rock Harbor. The woman is injured, and someone had tried to kill her, but the woman has lost her memory and can't remember what happened. Bree take her home, and the woman's daughter identifies herself as Terri, and the woman wears a necklace that says "Elena."

Elena and Terri continue to stay with Bree and her family, and become a part of the community, but Elena still can't remember what happened.

 Detective Nick Andreakas works the violent crimes unit of the police, and he is very dedicated to his job. Too dedicated in fact, according to his soon-to-be-ex-wife Eve. Eve is a former ballerina, and she teaches dance as well as raises their daughter, Keri. When they go missing, Nick fears that it might be connected to a serial murder case he's been working on.

Nick comes to Rock Harbor looking for Eve and Keri, but after three months he's lost almost all hope of finding them alive. But when he is in for a surprise. He wants to reconcile with his wife and rights the wrongs, but it is difficult when she doesn't remember. There is good dialog, and plenty of tension. Lots of suspense too, since the guy who tried to hurt Eve is still out there.

Eve has a tenacious spirit and refuses to give up, or live her life in hiding. And she knows that she loves her daughter. I liked that Bree and Kade are there for Eve and they show her love and a godly example of marriage the Eve has never seen before.

This is an intense story, with plenty going on and many clues to gather. It is not an easy book to read, with some gruesome details, and a really creepy, crazy bad guy. Fast paced and filled with action, and second chances make for a satisfying read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Of Rags and Riches by Michelle Griep, Erica Vetsch, Suzanne Dietze, Ann Love, Gabrielle Meyer, Natalie Monk, Jennifer Uhlarik, Jaime Jo Wright, and Kathleen Y'Barbo ~ Review

Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection: Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age
Lucie's Review:

Union Pacific Princess ~ Gage saves Darra and her cousin from an explosion, covering them with his body.  Gage is an interpreter and friend of the local Indians. When trouble strikes he is impressed by Darra's desire to help and her compassion.

The Right Pitch ~ This is the story of a women's baseball team. Winnie is the captain of the team, they are preparing to play a charity game at the exhibition. When Beck brings his sister to join the team, Winnie talks him into coaching their team. Beck lost his arm in the war, will he let it hold him back from finding love?

A Gift in Secret ~ Sam and May are brought together by May's father's will. They are given choices, and neither of them know all the details, but time is running out and they only have one month to make up their minds. They get to know each other, and are surprised by what awaits them at the end.

For Richer or Poorer ~  Woody runs a delivery business and spends the remainder of his time helping the orphaned immigrant children. He is good with languages and is able to speaks to Elena when he almost runs down with his horses. Elena is an immigrant from Poland and asks Woody to teach her English so that she can marry a rich man who can pay to bring the rest of her family to America. But will her best laid plans go awry?

A House of Secrets ~ Amanda and Joseph are getting ready for their upcoming nuptials. Amanda wants to fix up an old house and turn it into a school for children. but little does she know that doing some may uncover Joseph's secret. Joseph has his secrets and he hasn't told Amanda everything about his past.

Win, Place or Show ~  Beryl comes from a wealthy family. but she has more interest in her horses than in flirting.  Her parents want her to marry an English lord. Gard is an excellent horseman and ex-military, he agrees to give Beryl riding lessons for the summer and he is a great teacher. He has his own plans and doesn't want distractions. This was one of my favorites, very poignant with a fantastic ending.

The Fisherman's Nymph ~ Abby and her father are skilled fishers, her father wants to guide people and fishing expeditions. Their first trips is with a family friend Jonathan, who brings along a city slicker who takes a shine to Abby. Charles really get's on Abby's nerves, but will he prove his worth when there is a lot on the line?

The Gardner's Daughter ~ This one was my favorite. Wes is a professor and he asks librarian, Maggie with a projec by reading, reviewing, and answering questions about books. Wes is impressed by Maggie's insight, imagination, and thought provoking questions. But after each of their meetings in the library she disappears. Wes is intrigued and wants to know her better. I loved Miss Eloise who serves as a chaperone, and helps Wes as well.

A Tale of Two Hearts ~ Lucy is grateful for her new job as a lady's maid. She want to compete in her employer's contest to win money for her sister's operation. But she also would like her friend Elijah to win so that he can pursue his dream of building racecars.

This is a great collection of stories that highlight different times and places in history, with strong men and women of faith, integrity, who are searching for someone of good character regardless of their station in life.



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Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands by Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Suzanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Carrie Fancett Pagels and Gina Welborn ~ Review

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands
Lucie's Review:

It all starts when the mayor of Turtle Springs, Kansas comes up with a plan to help the ladies of the town find spouses by advertising "Husband Auditions" in papers all across the country. As the prospective husbands start rolling in, and hearts join, it isn't without a few mishaps along the way...

Abigail's Proposal ~ Abby Menton has taken her father's place as mayor, and having the Husband Auditions was her idea. She plans to participate in the courting, but the town also needs a sheriff. When she meets Josiah Ingram, she hires him on the spot. And it's not just the job that he just might be perfect for...

The Kidnapped Groom ~ Sam Cayford is taken by surprise when two boys hold him at gunpoint and demand that he marry their mother. Sam is cool and collected, but sees that they need help so he decides to stick around. Maggie Piner is shocked by her sons' mad plan, but as Sam stays and makes a place in each of their hearts she wonders if her sons might have had a good idea after all.

A Clean Slate ~ Birdy is a schoolteacher, and when Drew shows up on audition day, she assumes that he is there for the auditions and takes him to the events. But actually Drew had wanted to borrow some books form the school library. Drew likes to read and learn new things as well as help out around the school and boarding house. Will their love of learning bring them together?

Sunshine in My Heart ~ Debbie is drawn to Zack from the start, she admires his faith, and knows that it's a great place to start.

Come What May ~ This story is one of my favorites, Chardy and Luke were torn apart by the war. Chardy still loves Luke, but he lost his leg and thinks that she should be with a "whole man." but when he sees her family in need he comes to help, by teaching her brothers how to take care of the farm. Will this couple take their second chance at a future together?

Dime Novel Suitor ~ Caroline Kane assumes that Barden is at the audition a possible groom, but in fact he is an Englishman on holiday wanting to experience the life of a cowboy. He takes a job at the inn that Caroline and her siblings run, making suggestions for improvement along the way. But as his vacation draws to a close their future becomes unsure.

Louder than Words ~ JR is in town to write a story about the husband auditions, and when he frist sets his eyes on Jane he sees her as a warrior princess, saving young child from two thugs all by herself. Jane doesn't have friends, she is merely acquainted with many of the women in town. She isn't impressed by JR's flirting, and chooses her faith. She challenges him to think more about his faith and his life in general.

I loved how all of these stories where connected by a common premise in the same town, with great recurring characters. Definitely a great collection of novels for fans of Mail-Order Bride romance.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

A Tailor-Made Husband by Winnie Griggs ~ Review

A Tailor-Made Husband (Texas Grooms #9)
Lucie's Review:

Sheriff Ward Gleason returns to Turnabout with 4 year old Meg. He doesn't want her to go to an orphanage so he decides that she will stay with him until he can find a relative to take her in. Ward can't be with Meg all the time, so he asks his sister's best friend Hazel to help him out.

Hazel Andrews operates the town's dress shop, she is touched by Meg's story and is impressed by how well she is taking her change of situation. Hazel agrees to help watch her during the daytime.

Will Hazel and Ward be able to give Meg a family?

Meg is a darling girl, she has a sunny disposition and a trusting nature despite everything that she has been through. Meg brings out the best in Ward. He calls her "Half-pint" and reads to her at night.

Hazel has liked Ward for a long time but he never returned her interest, but she is determined to follow her dreams and move to New York to work with her aunt. It's hard to sell dresses now that people can buy them ready-made.

Ward is under a lot of pressure, both from the town and from himself. Ward still feels guilty for his sister's accident. He pours himself out into his job, it takes up most of his time since he doesn't have any deputies.

I was happy to be revisiting Turnabout, and that Hazel and Ward finally get their own story. Meg is a charming child who brings out the best things in both Ward and Hazel. Both our heroes are stubborn, and sometimes that holds them back, but it falls in place eventually. I liked seeing some of the familiar faces in Turnabout. And I liked how Hazel is a woman of faith and action. Great interaction and an engaging story throughout with high stakes and even a mystery! Highly enjoyable read!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

6.13.2017

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson ~ Review

The Noble Servant (A Medieval Fairy Tale, #3)
My Review:

Lady Magdaln is is travelling to Wolfberg to marry Duke Steffan, whom she met two years ago at Thornbeck Castle. But when she finds her fortunes turned when her serving maid holds her at knifepoint and demands that they switch places. When they arrive at the castle, she is dismissed to go tend the geese, there she meets a familiar goat herd, and realizes that more might be afoot than she originally thought.

Steffan is returning from Prague when he is attacked by men who seem to be intent on killing him. He cautiously comes back to the castle to find that his uncle has replaced nearly all the staff, and set up his own son as the Duke of Wolfberg. Steffan  befriends a familiar goose girl called Maggie, and plots to reclaim his rightful seat.

I was thrilled to find out that this book was about Magdalen the kind hearted young woman who befriended Avelina in the Beautiful Pretender. Magdalen is from a struggling kingdom called Mallin, she knows that she must make a good match to save her people. She is pleased to receive the Duke's proposal, hoping that she will be able to marrying for love. Magdalen is kind to everyone, and is a good friend, humble, and a wants to please. She holds to her faith in difficult times, and does her best to make the most of where she is placed.

This is a fast paced read that is hard to put down. I loved the interaction between Magdalen and Steffan, and how it just seems so natural and at ease between them. Magdalen is a great encourager and edifies others around her, she truly treats others how she would like to be treated. Full of mystery and adventure, this is a engaging read from beginning to end. Definitely recommend!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

6.11.2017

Hidden Legacy by Lynn Huggins Blackburn ~ Review

Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired Suspense)
Lucie's Review:

Caroline Harrison is in the process of adopting Henry, the son of her best friend. She returns home to find it vandalized, and a shooter who attempts to kill her. Caroline fears that her son is the real target, will she be able to keep her son safe?

Detective Jason Drake and Caroline used to be childhood friends, she wanted more but he left for the Marine Corps, now he's back working for the Sheriff's Dept. Jason came home to help his father who has ALS. Now he wants to do everything he can to help Caroline and her young son, will a second chance at love also be in the cards?

I love how Jason takes Caroline and Henry to his parents house, and even though he ha ALS, his father can still hold a gun. Jason has grown in his faith during his time in the Marines and he realizes that he doesn't want to walk away from Caroline ever again.

Caroline is a good mother to Henry, strong under pressure, and will do anything to keep her son safe. She knows that Jason has grown and matured for the better, and sees in him a man that she can trust and depend on.  She admires his close relationship with his family.

I LOVED this book, it's one of the bet books that I have read from Love Inspired in a long time. It jumps right into the story, with mystery, and danger. There are many surprises and I love how the reader discovers new revelations along with the characters. Great heroes that I could cheer for the whole way through, great chemistry, I loved that they got a second chance at love.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Fatal Mistake by Susan Sleeman ~ Review

Fatal Mistake (White Knights #1)
Lucie's Review:

When Tara finds bomb making materials on her aunt's property she calls the FBI hotline. Cal answers her call and advises her to stay calm, and hops on a plane to come and help her.

Cal has been after the Lone Wolf Bomber for months, he part of a special task force called the White Knights, and he is determined to stop the Lone Wolf before he hurts anyone else, and Tara may be the one to help him shut the terrorist down.

Cal is an Ex-Navy SEAL and bomb expert he is very good at what he does, he is dedicated to his job, and feels responsible for every loss. He's seen alot of things, and sometimes that get's between him and God.

Tara is brave and headstrong and her insight into the killer helps them track him down. Tara is shocked to find that the bomber is a face from her past, but she wants to do everything that she can to help Cal.

I really liked Tara's Aunt June, she is a praying woman of faith, who raised Tara when her parents died.

This is a fast paced read, engaging from the start and full of suspense. There are so many great characters, and I like that it doesn't delve into the disturbed depths of the killer's head. There is great dialog and camaraderie between everyone. A tension fraught ending that brings the story to a climatic close. Highly enjoyable read!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

6.05.2017

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden ~ Review

To the Farthest ShoresMy Review:

Jenny is a military nurse, who has overcome a hardscrabble past to make a respectable living for herself.  Six years ago she fell in love with Ryan Gallagher, the pledged to write and then marry when he returned, but she received but one letter, a letter breaking off their engagement. But when he appears back on base with a four-year-old daughter in tow, Jenny wants answers.

Ryan was raised in Japan, the son of a missionary family, he learned the culture and language of the Japanese well. Six years ago he was recruited for a special mission in Japan, everything changed and Ryan never thought he'd see Jenny again. Now widowed, he wonders if he and Jenny may have a second chance at love.


Jenny is hurt that Ryan broke it off so abruptly and little explanation, and his reappearance in her life brings up the hurt that he caused her, especially when she sees his daughter, a reminder that he found someone else. Jenny is a hardworking woman, who takes pride in her work. She also does what she can to help her adoptive father, Simon, who took her in so many years ago. I like that Jenny is not perfect, it is hard for her to forget the pain of what Ryan did, she is vulnerable and relate-able.

Ryan knows that he has hurt Jenny and made mistakes that he cant take back, but he doesn't regret his beautiful daughter, Lily. Ryan is utterly devoted to his daughter, and is determined to teach her about both sides of her heritage. He is honest, yet at times oblivious. Ryan wants to make things right with Jenny, but doesn't know how. He is passionate about his dreams of Pearl farming, and raising his daughter.

I really liked Finn, he is brilliant and full of potential. He is very observant, and often sees things that others miss, yet he can he disrespectful and unruly. Finn is astute, and has a natural talent for piking up things, he can do well when he wants to, but struggles with demons that threaten to ruin his chances at working with the military.

Simon is the man who raised Jenny, he never had alot, but he made sure that Jenny had what she needed, and taught her about Christ. And Lily is so adorable, a sweet child who is well loved by her father.

Overall, this is a well written read about second chances, forgiveness, and hope. I loved Jenny, life hasn't been easy for her and she still beats herself up about things in her past as she tries to make things right. I liked her for her realistic vulnerabilities, strength and hardworking spirit. I loved learning about the early pearl industry. Finn was probably one of my favorites, because he can be such a cad, but also utterly charming and sincere, and I can't begin to imagine the adventures in store for him. Romance, mystery, forgiveness, from beginning to end this is a fantastic read. I had a hard time putting it down, and enjoyed it to the very end. Highly recommend!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.29.2017

Pursued by Lisa Harris ~ Review

Pursued (Nikki Boyd Files #3)
Lucie's Review:

When the plane that Missing Persons Investigator Nikki Boyd is on crashes, she and the lady sitting next to her, Erika, survive but in all the confusion Erika disappears. When the FBI shows up she asks them about Erika. The FBI hires Nikki to find Erika, who turns out to be an important witness in an upcoming trial.

Will they find her before it's too late?

Nikki and her team, Gwen and Jack, are on the case. Gwen is a whiz iwth computers, and Jack is a great guy who works well with Nikki and always has her back.

Tyler is also back, he understands Nikki's need to help out, and is very supportive of her work. There isn't a ton dialog between them, since a lot of their relationship has been established in the previous books.

Nikki is a strong heroine, and woman of faith. She is brave but also vulnerable, she is dedicated, cool under pressure, resourceful, and treats everyone with consideration. I love her relationship with Tyler's son, Liam.

This is a fast paced read, and everything unfolds over the course of just a few days. There are a lot of surprises, in this intense and dangerous search. Nikki clings to her faith to keep her going. Fantastic addition to the series! Highly recommend reading this series in order.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon ~ Review

Sandpiper Cove (Hope Harbor, #3)Lucie's Review:


Lexie Graham, Chief of Police in Hope Harbor, get's called out to check out a vandalism, one of a seemingly connected series, which is where she meets Adam Stone. Lexie is a busy mom juggling her job and raising her son, Matt. But when circumstances brings Adam and Lexie together, Lexie's mother sees a prime opportunity for matchmaking.

Adam Stone works construction and mostly keeps to himself. He came to Christ while he was in prison, and has been on the right side of the law since his release. He never planned on falling for a cop.

Can a string of vandalisms bring two heart together?

Adam rescued a dog he found hurt on the side of the road, and named him Clyde, even though Clyde still limps he doesn't let that slow him down. When the vandals hurt Clyde she arranges for her mom and Matt to watch him while Adam works. Lexie also asks Adam to help mentor a young man, encouraging him to pursue things other than crime.

I like the way that Adam get's down to Matt's level and helps him connect with Clyde. Luis is a great friend to Adam who gives him sound advice, and helps him to be more confident.

Lexie sees Adam for who he is now and doesn't hold his past against him, I like that she admires him for who he is now. She is a great mom, and has a compassionate heart.

This is a great book, I love the whole feel of the community and how they come together and come behind one of their own when times get tough and rumors fly. This is a wonderful read about two people who gave up on finding love. I loved the dialogue, the characters, interactions, and just revisiting Hope Harbor in general. Clyde is a lovely dog, who keeps reaching out even though he's been hurt in the past, and he helps Adam to do the same. All of the residents are so lovely, and there are ones that you just don't forget even though they play a seemingly small role. Fantastic read!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Second-Chance Cowboy by Carolyne Aarsen ~ Review

Second-Chance Cowboy (Cowboys of Cedar Ridge)
Lucie's Review:

Morgan Walsh  returns to his hometown so that he and his son, Nathan, can be close to family after the death of Nathan's mother. Morgan is a veterinarian and he will be partnering with the local vet.

Tabitha Rennie works as a veterinary assistant, she came to town to fix up her dad's place so she can sell it to pay off his debts. Tabitha and Morgan dated in high school, and things ended badly. But Tabitha is a good horse trainer, and Morgan inherited a horse named Stormy that he would like her to train.

Will coming back to their hometown give them a second chance at love?

Tabitha has been trying to make up for her father's mistakes her whole life, but even though he's gone his reputation still lives on. She is great with children and animals alike, and bond instantly with Nathan. I admired Tabitha for her resilience despite her past, she's hardworking and resourceful.

Morgan wants to build a good relationship with his son, and he really appreciates Tabitha's help, and he's not the only one who is getting used to having her around. Morgan encourages her to be herself and stop living in the shadow of her father's sins.

I love how this book brings Tabitha and Morgan together, working in close proximity to each other, working together . This is a enjoyable read, I really enjoyed seeing the couple from the last book, Morgan's brother Cord and his wife Ella, again in this book, along with their dad, Boyce. Great dialogue and character interaction. Definitely a great read!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.28.2017

Know Who You Are by Tim Tebow and A.J. Gregory ~ Review

Know Who You Are, Live Like It MattersMy Review:


A devotional/Bible study for middle grade students to high schoolers, especially directed towards homeschoolers for use in a curriculum. This book has writing exercises, as well and encourages journaling.

I like how the book encourages young people to find their true identity in Christ and to strive to live for Him, not just to please others or society. It encourages trusting God for everything, building edifying relationships, and doing big things for God. Tim shares stories from his growing up days, and the present, in 36 devotions/chapters.

While I used to be a homeschooled teen myself back in the day, I kind of thought it odd that this book was so specifically targeting homeschoolers. Not that writing a book for homeschoolers is a bad thing, but I thought that this was a fantastic book that would appeal to a larger audience then just homeschooled teens. In fact it makes a great gift for that young person in your life, wondering where their life will go and stressed about the future.

I loved the personal stories that Tim shares, talking about his inspirations, lessons, and struggles. He speaks with an innate respect for his family and his passion for others is wonderful to see.

Inspiring, engaging, and encouraging this is a fantastic faith-filled devotional for teens. This book is written to encourage reflection, thought, and ideas. Definitely recommend, especially for those in middle school or in the first few years of high school.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.27.2017

King's Blood by Jill Williamson ~ Review

King's Blood (The Kinsman Chronicles, #2)
My Review: Picking up right where the last book left off, the five kingdoms are now at sea in search of their new home. Sar Wilek struggles to unite his people in a more and more polarizing community, where many worship pagan gods and spirits. Trevn and Mielle must fight for their love, while Wilek finds hope in loving again. Charlon is even more desperate than ever before to mother a royal child in order to place her claim on the throne. Kal struggles with the nightmares of his past, while Hinck and Grayson spy in the treacherous dens of evil in hopes of bringing light to their kingdom.

Since it had been a year since I had read the last book, it took some time for me to remember again who everyone was, which was a bit hard at first as it jumped from the perspective of one character to another. But once I was all caught up on everyone it was hard to put down. I really liked how much Wilek has grown and matured in this book, he sees things more clearly and is becoming the leader he was born to be.

There is definitely a lot going on, and so many characters to keep track of, plenty of action, and lots of great growth of character. I think my favorite characters to read about in this book were Grayson, Hinck, and Kal. Grayson is brave, adventurous and daring. He wants very much to be of help to the Armanians, as well as be true to his upbringing. Hinck is a good spy, though seemingly a pawn in a bigger game, his wheels are always spinning, and he is loyal to his friends. Kal is Wilek's ever faithful shield who is keeping secrets that have haunted him from the war, he is a man of honor and strength to the very core of his being.

There is deceit and treachery at every corner, and conspiracies abound for control of the throne. There is so much that happens throughout the book, it is a thoroughly engrossing read. I think that Charlon's passages are some of the best in the book, because whilst she is against Wilek and Trevn and everything they stand for, yet her story is compelling and well done. There is so much that happens in the book, that it is impossible to even generalize much of the plot.This is a great read for fans of fantasy, though you definitely need to read the books of the series in order. Highly recommend, but for adult readers because of adult themes in the book.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.21.2017

Amish Refuge by Debbi Giusti ~ Review

Amish Refuge (Amish Protectors #1)
Lucie's Review:

Miriam Miller is being pursued by the person who killed her mother and abducted her sister, she sees a light on in a farm house and makes it there just in time. Several days before her family was stopped by flashing lights and instead of being helped, they were attacked by the man with a snake tattoo, and now Miriam is running for her life.

Abram Zook grants Miriam sanctuary, and his sister helps Miriam disguise herself by giving her a cape dress, and helping her to do her hair. Abram is a widower, he still blames himself for his wife's death in childbirth 3 years previous.

I liked that Abram is there to help Miriam on several occasions when "The Snake" comes snooping around, he tries to convince her to reach out for help, when she is scared and doesn't know who to trust. Abram grudgingly admires Miriam's determination to help her sister Sarah. He stands firm and defends Miriam even though he believes in peaceful problem solving.

I love how this story brings together two people who never would have met under normal circumstances. And Miriam comes to realize that she doesn't miss the material things in her former life. She sees how Abram and Emma live out their faith and is inspired by them. I'm hoping there's a sequel because there were some questions at the end of this book.

Emma is a great friend to Miriam, she sees how much Emma loves the little boy, Daniel, who delivers their milk every day, and she suspects that Emma loves Daniel's widowed father too.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.15.2017

True To You by Becky Wade ~ Review

True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance #1)Lucie's Review:

Genealogist Nora Bradford has a passion for history and after being burned by love once three years ago, would rather read about romance in the past.

John Lawson is a former Navy SEAL and national hero, he runs Lawson Training Incorp. where he teaches people how to respond to emergencies. He hires Nora to help him find his birth-mother because he has recently received an unsettling health diagnosis about an inherited condition.

Nora and John work together to find clues when the normal channels fail. Nora knows what she is doing, and is intelligent, articulate, organized, friendly, and compassionate. She has a way of putting strangers instantly at ease, which comes in handy when they are asking for help in their investigation. She has two sisters, Willow and Britt, Willow is a model, while Britt owns an operates a candy shop.

John is a real-life hero, with a book and a movie written about him, but he believes that the real heroes are the ones that didn't make it home. He is a strong Christian and share his faith in his book, he has a great relationship with his parents, and has been dating Alice. So he feels guilty when he can't help noticing little things about Nora that make him smile.

I like both Nora and John, they both share a strong faith, but they realize that they ave been holding on to things that they need to surrender to God. There is also a lot of great humorous dialog between Nora and John, and quite a bit going on. I loved the ending, and this was a great book, romantic, and well worth the read!



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About the book:

It's the exciting start of a brand-new series by a contemporary romance fan favorite!
After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.
Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.
The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

About the author:

Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She's the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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Do opposites really attract? John and Nora might just be the perfect match. Find out in True to You, book one in Becky Wade's new series! Genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

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5.14.2017

Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter ~ Review

Sweetbriar Cottage
Lucie's Review:

Noah and Josephine are shocked to find that they are still married after filing for divorce a year ago. Noah is living his dream running a horse ranch, and Josephine is running a barber shop. Josephine goes up to the mountains to get the divorce papers signed at last, but when a snowstorm hits they are stranded together, and as they use their wits to survive, they relive moments from their relationship and childhood.

Josephine had a troubled childhood, and bounced around leaving rubble in the rearview, she comes to a new town for a new start where she meets Noah. They marry, but their relationship only prompts her to bury her secrets and pain even deeper, where it grows. Josephine has been slowly turning her life around, seeking answers, and trying to help other girls not to make the same mistakes that she did.

Noah has lived in a small town his whole live, working construction and serving his country. He is smitten with Josephine, and overlooks some red flags on the road to marriage. Noah has been living his dream with his horse ranch, but holding on to his bitterness, becoming a hermit.

Though well written and compelling, it delves deep into the characters into what brought them together and broke them apart. It was a tough book to read, because of the difficult things in Josephine's past and the hurt that she went through, seeing the present and the past and how it all came together. A good book for those who like emotionally tension filled reads.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.07.2017

An Awakened Heart by Jody Hedlund ~ Review

An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train, #0.5)
My Review: 

Christine Pendleton is a spinster, who has just lost her mother, she is devoted to volunteering at the Centre Street Chapel. Christine sees the physical needs of the weary women and children who attend the services and wants to do something to help them improve their lives and leave prostitution behind. So she approaches Reverend Guy Bedell with her idea to help the women find respectable work.

Guy is beginning to wonder if it is time to move on from the Centre Street Chapel and find a new ministry, so he prays for a sign. When Christine approaches him about helping the women find respectable jobs, he is hesitant, but when he sees her devotion and compassionate heart, he begins to believe that maybe this is where God wanted him all along.

Will they be able to weather the storms ahead in order to provide a safe haven for the women and children barely surviving on the streets of New York City.

A short story novella that opens Ms. Hedlund's newest forthcoming Orphan Train Series. I  loved Christine right away and my heart went out to her, her confidence is shaky at first, but she is so clever and wants to show others the love of Christ. I admired her willingness to sacrifice her own comfort for strangers in order to give them a way out of prostitution.

We also get to meet Elise and her siblings, who are orphans living in an overcrowded flat with their uncle, threatened with being thrown out onto the street everyday. The first full length novel in this series will tell her story.

Guy is passionate about his work, but he has become disheartened as his message appears to be falling on deaf ears. He is decisive and knows what he wants, I liked how he admires Christine and her devotion to the less fortunate.

Overall a great introduction to the characters of this brand new series. I loved reading Christine and Guy's story.


The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck ~ Review

The Writing Desk
Lucie's Review:

Two parallel stories of young women generations apart.

Tenley Roth is the great-great-granddaughter of Gordon Phipps Roth, and she received the prestigious Roth award for her first book, and she's under a lot of pressure to finish her second book, but she's plagued by severe writer's block. When her estranged mother contacts her, Tenley decides to go to Florida to support her mother, Blanche,as she goes through chemotherapy, instead of going to Paris with her live-in boyfriend.

Jonas Sullivan comes to Grove Manor to pick up an old desk, but Tenley begs him to leave it because she is convinced that it will help with her writing. And as she writes she finds her story and wonders if the handsome carpenter will become a part of it.

In the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn, dreams of being a writer, but she is born to a life of wealth and privilege. She wants to pursue a career in writing but her parents are arranging a marriage for her instead. They have arranged for her to marry Alphonse, who is a notorious playboy flirt. But when she sees the man that she based her story on from a summer in England, her hopes soar until she learns that Elijah is engaged to another as well. Will Birdie find the freedom to follow her heart?

I like that both Jonas and Elijah are men of integrity and faith, which is why they can only offer friendship. Elijah is honor bound to marry for money to save his family estate, while Jonas holds back because he knows that Tenley is engaged even though she doesn't wear the ring and hasn't said yes.

I think Birdie is my favorite character because she holds onto her faith and stands up for herself when everything seems to be against her, refusing to accept her mother's manipulation and accepting that Elijah must keep his word. Her wedding is filled with many surprises and I like how the book shows snaps of her life afterwards as well.

Tenley begins her journey of faith, and Jonas encourages her to read the Bible she found in the stuck drawer of the desk. She has to face up to choices she made in the past and move forward. And I loved Jonas he is an absolute gentleman.

I really liked Birdie's story, Tenley's was a bit slower to start, but picked up quickly once she got to Florida. A great read that entwines two stories generations apart, and the choices that change two young women's lives forever.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne ~ Review

Peace in the Valley
Lucie's Review:
Trey Walker Stafford is a Country Music singer who sings and writes faith-filled songs of hope, and of love that lasts. He is called home because his father needs a liver transplant and he is the best match. Sam Stafford tries to talk Trey out of donating, but Trey is determined to stand by his word. Sams asks Trey to help out their neighbor, Lucy.

Lucy is far from starstruck when she first meets Trey, considering that he ran a  stop sign and caused her to swerve off into a ditch, losing all the flowers she was going to take to market, and flipping her van upside down. He offers to make amends by getting her a new vehicle, and continuing to help out.


But it will take more than a friendly smile and a new truck to win Lucy over.

Lucy is a widow with 4 children under her care, she works hard on her farm to make ends meet, growing flowers and Christmas Trees, fighting against nature as the buildings fall into disrepair.

Trey helps Lucy clean up her farm, and charms her three children. I love how he teaches her sons, Cade and Cody about being men, and quickly becomes one of her daughter, Belle's favorite people. He's not afraid of hardwork, but she is reluctant to trust him, and isn't interested in his fame or money.

I loved the friendly banter and quick wit between Lucy and Trey. Lucy fits in with the Stafford and even asks Elsa and Angelina for help with her teenage step-daughter, they suggest that she get a job helping at the horse ranch.

I really admired Trey, he is a man who appears to have everything, but is still haunted by his past. He is a genuine guy who doesn't mess with drugs, booze or women. He's surprised by how much he wants to win Lucy and be there for his children. Lucy has her own past to deal with, she has had to be strong and self-reliant, and has trouble believing that Trey isn't just too good to be true. Full of humor, I loved seeing the Staffords all together, their great dialog and easy ribbing. I loved every minute of it, highly recommend this book and anything by this wonderful author!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Journey Toward Home by Carol Cox ~ Review

Journey Toward Home / Measure of a Man
Lucie's Review:

Judith tries to make the best of a tough situation when she is abandoned in the middle of the desert on her way to join her uncle in New Mexico. She disguises herself as a boy, and get's picked up by some cowboys, who invite her to ride with their outfit. When it is revealed that she is a girl the Bradleys invite her to stay and help take care of Charles' wife Abby, and help with the children.

Jeff Bradley is the one who invites Judith to join them, and as he gets to know her he wonders if he will be able to live without her.

Jeff is a man of faith, and he even helps the new preacher out when it becomes clear that the preacher doesn't know much about what the Bible really says. Jeff is kind and hardworking, though he can be impulsive, he deeply cares about his family.

Judith is great with the children and always willing to lend a hand and help where needed. She quickly befriends the Bradleys and fits in pretty quickly.

A sweet western romance, with great characters. Also there is a bonus sequel that follows Lizzie as she is faced with a decision between two men vying for her attentions.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

An Unlikely Mother by Danica Favorite ~ Review

An Unlikely Mother
Lucie's Review:

Flora Montgomery desperately wants to overcome her reputation as the stuck up town gossip, she's turned a new page in her life, and wants to help others instead. She volunteers with her church to serve the miners at the mining camp. When a abandoned French boy, Pierre, captures her heart, she is determined to help the miner who rescued him take care of the boy.

George Baxter remembers Flora from their earlier days in Denver when they walked among the same social circles. He is investigating his inheritance because his mine is losing money, and he wants to know why because his family's finances are in an unstable condition and his brother-in-law is trying to keep George on the outside.

Will the young boy who has captured their hearts bring Flora and George together?

Flora really wants to turn over a new leaf and leave her past behind her, she is great with Pierre and because of her education she knows French and can talk to him. She's hurt people in the past, and is working hard to show that she's changed. She is thoughtful and compassionate, and really is making strides towards turning her life around.

George finds that he knows very little of his family's financial security and he wants to know what is going on at that mine in order to provide for his mother and sister, as well as for the safety of the miners. And even though he doesn't know much French, he and Pierre get along really well and Flora is helping them to communicate more. He wants what is best for Pierre, and is doing what he can to find his father.

Overall, a enjoyable read, with conspiracy, romance, I loved seeing how far Flora has come and how she has taken to heart the preacher's sermons and wants to live her life for Christ now.  Pierre is really adorable. Perhaps a bit slow to start but it picked up as it went along, with everything going on at the mine and George's secrets. Enjoyable romance about second chances, and turning a new leaf.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

5.01.2017

For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund ~ Review

For Love and Honor (An Uncertain Choice, #3)
My Review:

Lady Sabine is an admirer and collector of rare art, when she hears that a nobleman is selling pieces from his rare collection she and her grandmother travel to a praise his pieces. But her grandmother has matchmaking on her mind. But Sabine has a secret that she hides because she fears that it will brand her as a witch in some people's eyes, will she ever believe herself worthy of love?

Sir Bennett finds himself in dire need of gold to pay back his brother's gambling debts. He is loathe to part with any of his treasured collection, but he needs to pay the debts or lose Maidstone Manor, so he decides to take his mother's advice and consider marrying into wealth. But will he lose his heart in the process?

Bennett comes home to find that his home is under threat by Lord Pitt, to whom his older brother Aldric owes many debts, he must pay or lose his home. Bennett knows that though he is the younger son, he must step up to protect his family home, he isn't keen to marry for money, but it seems that it could be the only way. Bennett is responsible, honorable, and an admirer of rare relics. He sees beauty in things that others do not, and he wants to do right by those in his care.

Sabine knows that she is no great beauty, and she worries that her deformity renders her unlovable, so she finds joy in appreciating the beauty in works of art, treasuring their history and meaning. Sabine is witty, with a wry humor, she loves to learn the history of the beautiful pieces that she admires.

Bennett and Sabine, share many common interests, I liked their interaction, and how comfortable they were in each others presence. Bennett is ever the gentleman, and I loved how he was able to break through Sabine's walls.

Sabine's grandmother is quite the character, with glimmers of mischief in her eyes, she loves her granddaughter fiercely and wants only what is best for her.

Overall, an engaging, fast paced tale, with a climatic ending. I loved the interaction between Bennett and Sabine, and how found a partner to share the things that they loved together. A well built world of romance, chivalry, and noble character. A great read for fans of medieval fiction!



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

4.30.2017

My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca's Plight by Susanne Dietze ~ Review

My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight
Lucie's Review:

Rebecca Rice has married the wrong man. She is looking forward to a quiet life becoming the mail-order bride of Theodore Fordham a shopkeeper in Ruby City. But at the wedding when the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus and deputy, Rebecca is furious and wants the marriage annulled immediately, because she has in fact married her intended's cousin instead. But the justice of the peace cannot annul marriages, so they must wait for the judge to come to town.

Rebecca's father was a lawman, so she wants nothing to do with being married to one. But as she get's to know Tad and Theodore better, she sees how different they are, and that maybe she has married the right man after all?

Rebecca tries to make the best that she can of an awkward situation, but is very upset at first with the mix-up. She befriends Theo's shop assistant "Corny" and helps her make a dress of her own. She tries to stay true to her promise, but everyone around her seems to think that Tad is the better man for her. I really liked Rebecca, she is outgoing and kind, she enjoys caring for others.

Tad is determined to catch the gang of four terrorizing their town. Shortly after marrying Rebecca, he get's a letter calling off his relationship with the woman he has been writing to, because she has married someone else. He is a very considerate man, he gives up his home for her, so Rebecca has a place to stay, and takes the time to get to know her. He admires her compassion for others, and  does little things to help her.

This is a fun-filled read, with so many wonderful side characters. I loved it especially when Rebecca's brother Johnny comes to town, he thinks that it's great that Rebecca married Tad by accident. I liked the multiple side characters and their stories, this was a great read from beginning to end, full of action, humor, and romance! Highly recommend!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd ~ Review

A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)Lucie's Review:

Living in the aftermath of her deceased father's financial ruin, and  after being dumped by her fiance, Annabelle Thorley must live under the command of her controlling brother who seems intent on only adding injury to their already desolate prospects. Her brother wants her to marry one of his wealthy friends, so when Annabelle learns of a teaching position in Fellsworth, she asks gamekeeper Owen Locke to help her escape.

Working for a living is a big change for Annabelle, who finds out how little she is prepared to do things for herself and teach a classroom of children.

Owen is conscientious gamekeeper, dedicated to keep poachers off the property that he manages, he has been finding traps, and evidence that people have been hunting the property. He dreams of being a landowner himself, but without title or fortune it is a distant dream. His young daughter attends the school that Annabelle teaches at. He is a widower, and isn't interested in reliving his disastrous marriage to a socialite. But after meeting Annabelle, will he give love a second chance?

Annabelle has been living a sheltered life, going with the flow and never challenging the status quo. But she bravely leaves everything she's known behind, she is willing to learn, but hesitant and unsure of herself in this new environment and her new social standing. She makes new friends, and her uncle and aunt are welcoming to her, as she finds herself stepping out more independently and learning to enjoy being self sufficient.

Owen loves his daughter and the outdoors. He enjoys his life, and doesn't want more social standing or wealth.

Overall, a well done book that follows Annabelle's journey as she learns to live a simpler more satisfying life, working and doing things for herself. I thought that it was very realistic, especially in dealing with the delicate changing and loss of relationships for Annabelle after she falls on hard times. There is romance and mystery, as Owen fights to find the answer to the shortage of wildlife on a neighbor's property. A well written regency romance, with realistic characters that you can't help but cheer for throughout.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

4.28.2017

The Bachelor's Twins by Kathryn Springer ~ Review

The Bachelor's Twins
Lucie's Review:

Liam Kane works with his brothers, Aidan and Brandan, running Castle Falls Outfitters. Liam designs and builds canoes that they sell for guided trips on the river. Liam and his brothers still live with the scars of childhood abuse that they overcame with the help of their adopted mother, Sunni, and her late husband. Some people in Castle Falls still hold their past against them. Liam knew Anna Leighton in high school but has avoiding her ever since she came back to town because of an awkward situation that happened at senior prom.

Cassie and Chloe Leighton want to get their hardworking mom the perfect gift for her birthday, and settle on a canoe trip, and Liam ends up being their guide. Liam is great with the girls, and helps them earn a pin for Sunflowers, a group they are a part of at church.

Anna Leighton comes home to Castle Falls after the death of her husband to run the family ice cream shop, but her dream is to make jewelry. She is highly involved in church and the community. She's even helping with her class reunion.

Sunni loves her boys, and isn't above plying matchmaker if she thinks it is in their best interests. She volunteers to help watch the girls. I love how she celebrates the simple things, and encourages her sons.

Anna can't help but notice how good Liam is with her daughters.  He goes out of his way to help her and though he has always liked her, he admires the creative woman of faith that she has become. But Anna has her secrets and fears, from her past that make her hesitate to love again.

Liam is my favorite, he is a worthy hero, kind, full of faith, and a man of action. He want's what is best for Anna and the girls.

This was a delightful read that brought a smile to my face. Enjoyable, and well written small town romance, with great characters, I enjoyed returning to Castle Falls. Definitely recommend.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."