Loving the Rancher's Children by Mindy Obenhaus // Just Read

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About the Book

Loving the Rancher's Children Title: Loving the Rancher's Children 
Series: Hope Crossing #3 
Author: Mindy Obenhaus 
Publisher: Love Inspired Books 
Release Date: May 23, 2023 
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

A short-term solution

Could lead to long-term love

When Alli Krenek returns to her hometown, she’s surprised to find herself agreeing to become a nanny to Jake Walker’s children. Seventeen years ago, Jake betrayed Alli’s trust, and she’s avoided him ever since. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more his two little ones melt her heart and Alli begins to see the man Jake has become. Is this their chance to finally heal old wounds?

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Engaging and heartfelt story of second chances and finding love in unexpected places. 

Alli Krenek moves back to her hometown while navigating a career change, she unexpectedly accepts a job nannying for Jake Walker's two children, despite her complicated history with Jake. I liked that Jake and Alli were able to quickly move past what happened when they were kids, and develop an honest friendship. Allie is amazing with the children and does a great job giving them loving structure.

There was so much great interaction throughout, I loved how Alli and Jake shared a strong faith and were devoted to putting it into action in their lives. Jake's mom is also really supportive of Alli working with the kids. Alli is a wonderful caregiver, with a big heart for others. 

Overall, a fully enjoyable read from beginning to end, I connected with the characters quickly and found that it ended far sooner than I wanted. A wonderful read!

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

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About the Author

Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel.

Connect with Mindy by visiting MindyObenhaus.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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My Review: 

Sadie Goodwin has never written a romantic book in her life, it's not like she has any real life experience to draw from. But Sadie has one season to write a romance novel or forfeit her publishing contract so she takes up her friend on the offer of an empty beachfront house free of distractions, determined to research her way into the perfect novel. 

Sam came to North Carolina to get away from the noise, but a chipper new neighbor with an outgoing nature that attracts even more people isn't a part of his plans. 

An engaging read, with likable leads and a idyllic setting on the North Carolina Coast. I loved how the author wove in elements about the "rules" of writing a romance novel, throughout the story. It was fun seeing Sadie and Sam get to know each other, albeit begrudgingly on Sam's end. I liked their interaction, and how they worked together to reach their goals. 

A quick enjoyable read, it brought a smile to my face. Heartwarming and engaging, a wonderful standalone novel for fans of sweet romance! 

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

The Veteran's Vow by Jill Lynn // Review

Lucie's Review: 

After receiving a TBI while serving his country, Behr returns home but can his biggest fear be the answer to his healing? 

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I think that one of my favorite things was the give and take of the friendship between Ellery and Behr. His family is welcoming and wonderful, I especially liked his father.

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


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My Review: 

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A lovely story with heartfelt characters, struggling to do the right thing and make sense of where they are at. I loved Millie's journal entries, at first they seemed to no have anything to do with the main story but as the story progressed the connection was more clear. Tyler is a great guy, who finds himself caught between duty and his growing friendship with Olivia and Emma. 

Overall, this was an enjoyable smalltown read set in a few places that may be familiar if you are a fan of Robin Lee Hatcher like I am. I liked the honesty of the characters, they were flawed, but easy to cheer for just the same. I especially liked the strong message of faith and trusting God through the storms. 

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


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Review: A delightful fairy tale re-telling with a Texas twist!

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Overall, this was a wonderful read, it brought a smile to my face and I liked Penelope's heart for others. A compelling read with a fairy tale twist, it makes for a cozy escape, entertaining, engaging, filled with romance and not shying away from faith. Highly recommend, and can't wait to read more in this series!

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

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My Review: 

A stunning re-telling that for me was the perfect blend of staying true to the original while turning it on its head. 

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 The lovely prose flows through the book, weaving a captivating tale perfect for lovers of fairy tales. It also deals excellently with the topic of sexual assault in a sensitive but powerful way, that would be appropriate in my mind for teen readers. 

Beauty is a flawed character, who is clever but not always compassionate, thoughtlessly flaunting her wit, but my heart still went out for her because despite all of her bravado it is a cover for her true heart. I liked how the beast challenged her way of thinking with his quiet ways. 

Overall, I devoured this well written re-telling of one of my favorite stories, I haven't read a book so quickly in a long time, and I didn't want it to end. I honestly wouldn't change a thing about this lovely re-telling, and hope to read more similar books from this author in the future!

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


Something Old, Something New by Amy Clipston // Review

My Review: 

Her whole life Christine has been compared to her twin, Brittany, but she has carved out her own  niche with her antique mall. Meanwhile, Brent returns home with his future unclear to help his great-aunt Midge remodel her home so that she can sell. Will Christine and Brent let the past and their current insecurities take away their chance for a future together? 

A sweet and engaging tale with endearing characters. I especially liked how Aunt Midge was so supportive of Brent and Christine throughout. I liked how Christine encouraged Brent to follow his dreams, as well as her appreciation for treasures from the past. My heart went out to her for how tough her younger years were to be compared to her sister, and I admired how she gave Brent a chance to tell his side of the story. 

Overall, this was a charming read filled with compelling characters and plenty of heart. A wonderful standalone read!

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


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My Review: 

A gripping novel of brotherhood and coming of age on the Bataan Death March. 

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


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

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Lucie's Review: 

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