2.20.2024

Dangerous Texas Hideout by Virginia Vaughn // Review

Lucie's Review: 

Penny Jackson left everything behind after her young daughter becomes the sole witness to a bank robbery, after the FBI fails to keep them safe she takes matters into her own hands, fleeing to a small town. But even that doesn't seem to be enough, can they stay safe with the help of police chief Caleb Harmon?

When Caleb sees Penny and Missy in need of protection, he jumps in to help them find a solution. He admires Penny for her mothering, and relationship with her daughter. I liked how Caleb has a solid group of friends, as well as a solid faith in God. 

An action packed read with great characters, strong faith, and a well paced plot. Missy is a darling child, and I loved how being in a secure environment made her feel safe again. An engaging read, hard to put down with great characters!


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2.19.2024

If the Boot Fits by Karen Witemeyer // Review

Review:

A delightfully enchanting Texas fairy-tale romance, filled with humor, faith, family, and romance. 

A fun, original twist on a classic romance inspiration, with a full cast of characters, great interaction, growth, and a solidly paced plot. Such a great read that pulled me in quick and kept a smile on my face, I loved how Sam keeps the mystery man's secret, while silently searching for him. Asher is a strong, family oriented man, and he can't pass up a chance to do good. Which leads his and Samantha's paths to cross often. 

A charming read, that combines all of my favorite things in this terrific western Cinderella, faith filled romance. I loved the themes of family, forgiveness, and repairing relationships. Clint is a spirited younger sibling to be sure, and I loved his hilarious turns of phrase!

A fantastic feel-good western romance that you won't want to put down!

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

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2.15.2024

Under Cover of Mercy by Rebecca Connolly // Review

My Review: 

Based on the true story of Edith Cavell, and the Red Cross nurses that served with her in Brussels, Belgium, during the German occupation of WWI. 

An inspiring story of courage and faith in the face of war, though I found it hard at times to separate Edith and Lizzie's narratives as they tended to be similar, and it wasn't uncommon for me to mid chapter realize I was reading about the other one. It was cool to learn about the brave women who fought to give the soldiers a chance at survival, working together under the nose of the Germans. 

Overall, a well done historical read, though a little slow at times, it was great to learn about true life heroes who gave all for others. 

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

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2.14.2024

Fatal Witness by Patricia Bradley // Review

Lucie's Review: 

A familiar face in a magazine brings up a case not quite cold.

Mae never gave up looking for her granddaughter, and when she sees a face in a pottery magazine she knows that she has to know the truth. She sends her neighbor and K-9 officer, Mark Lassiter to investigate, but someone else has also seen the magazine feature and now they are in a race against time to save Dani from the clutches of the killer that murdered her parents. 

A fast paced read with an intricate plot, great characters and great canine companions. I liked how Mark was there for Dani, and how he lived his faith.

It was good seeing Dani have friends that she could count on, as well as slowly recover the missing pieces of her life. Though I wished that it had been more clear at the end of the book where she was spiritually. 

 An action packed read that kept me guessing, there was a lot going on, and plenty to keep me on my toes. Also wonderful to see familiar characters again. A highly enjoyable suspense!


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2.13.2024

County Rescue // Review and Giveaway


Check out this new family-friendly series on Great American Pure Flix starting 2/23!

EMTs are courageous, everyday heroes, but it’s challenging  to qualify for this critical job. This is the story of an EMT unit who save lives while  navigating their own life, love, and faith.

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 My Review: 

A brand new original faith-based drama centered around a team of EMTs, everyday heroes saving lives and dealing with the human condition. 

I liked how the show focuses on a group of new recruits learning the ropes and proving themselves as capable rescuers, facing the challenges of the unknown with courage and faith. A great start to a new series, I loved how we get to know more about the characters over the course of the show, seeing their struggles and backgrounds. I admired Dani for staying true to her calling, and her faith in the face of criticism and doubt. 

A well done show, with a firm foundation in faith, and a whole cast of characters with different dynamics and backgrounds. I'm excited to see where this series leads!

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2.12.2024

The Cowboy's Secret Past by Tina Radcliffe // Review


Lucie's Review: 

A past shadowed in secrets, and a nurse looking for answers. Trevor and Hope find themselves at odds over her digging, but could their begrudging friendship be the foundation for something more? 

Engaging read with a full cast of likable characters adding to the depth and dynamics of the story. I loved that Cole and Trevor became friends, and how we get to see all of the brothers working together, and teasing Trevor. A well balanced, read with great interaction, relationship building, faith, and romance. 

Overall, a wholly enjoyable read with solid faith, great humor and character growth. Hard to put down, and definitely worth picking up!

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

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2.08.2024

The Action Bible: Faith in Action Edition // Review and Giveaway

The Faith in Action Edition is about helping kids Engage in God’s Word, Grow in God’s Word, and Live God’s Word. 

Major themes of the Bible are highlighted throughout with icons that help kids personalize their faith and live God’s Word. 

Themes of the Bible are based on David C Cook’s tested Bible study curriculum for kids and include: Courage, Faith, Hope, Love, Service, Trust, and Wisdom. 

Kids and parents can access digital resources by scanning QR codes throughout the Bible. Spiritual Growth Resources include over 200 devotionals, prayers, character stories, teaching videos, timelines, maps, and Bible facts.


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My Review:

A high quality project that kids will keep coming back to time after time!

A Bible storybook in comic book form, it does a great job of appropriately communicating major themes and skirting some of the more adult things that you don't quite want to be graphically illustrated for youngsters. Adam and Eve are artfully covered in shadow and plant life--in case you were wondering!

The book is divided thematically into 7 categories, making it easy to flip between different stories. Not only are there hundreds of devotions hidden with QR codes amongst the artwork, but also fun interactive games that go with the stories.

A wonderful gift for the child in your life, with enticing illustrations that will have even your more hesitant readers diving into learning more about God's word. A fun supplement to Scripture reading, and a fun resource to share!


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2.07.2024

Finally His Bride by Jody Hedlund // Review

My Review: 

Willow Rhodes sets sail from England with the hopes of her family for a better life, along with her childhood friend Caleb Edwards. 

Willow and Caleb quickly find that starting out in the new world won't be easy in this sweet friends-to-lovers romance. Willow struggles with self-doubt, and feelings of unworthiness, I liked how she made friends with others on the ship, and how she was always looking out for Caleb. Willow and Caleb have known each other for years, and they unknowingly make each other better. I liked their solid, deep-rooted connection. 

Engaging with likable characters, this story made for an excellent start to the continuation of this enjoyable series. Romantic, with themes of faith and commitment. 

Overall, a fun read the combines two favorite tropes, friends-to-lovers and marriage-of-convenience!

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

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2.06.2024

Happily Ever After on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand // Review

My Review: 

A sweet Amish rom-com full of faith, humor, and romance!

An engaging novel, with a full cast of characters. Omi is a likable protagonist, I like how she is always thinking of others, even when they don't think about her. I liked that Beau was willing to stand up for what he wanted, and how he was supportive of Omi. Mammi and Dawdi were super helpful, and I laughed at Mammi's antics and strong belief in the power of raisins. 

A quick read, with great interaction, faith, and growth. Though I didn't care much at all for Ruth, who crossed the line with her manipulative antics more than once. 

Overall, an enjoyable read with great characters, great themes of love, family, and forgiveness. Another delightful addition to the Huckleberry Hill series!

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2.05.2024

Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen // Review

My Review: 

Rebecca Lane comes to Swanford Abbey as a favor to her brother, but a simple mission turns deadly leaving Rebecca with a suspect alibi. Can she prove her innocence without endangering the ones she loves? 

A riveting character rich read, written with an Austen-esque style, with hints of gothic mystery as well. An immersive experience, and a great show rather than tell style that lets you see things and make your own guesses as the story progresses. A slower paced read that lets you soak in the characters and setting to appreciate them fully. 

I admired Frederick for taking charge and always trusting Rebecca, even when things were looking bad for her. 

Overall, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read, with excellent character development and an intricate plot, as well as strong themes of faith. Great for fans of regency era romance!

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