3.08.2021

The Piano Teacher by Kristie Self ~ Review

My Review:
Following a vast array of characters from all stations, ages, and professions, this book put me in mind of Downton Abbey or Cranford  in the way that it brings you into the community and we get to follow various stories as they develop and intersect. 

Melody Creston is put in a difficult position after the death of her father, so she accepts a position teaching pianoforte in Roderick Glen to escape being pressured into an unwanted marriage to a lecherous villain. 

It was fun getting to know the members of Roderick Glen as they navigate life and love, along with the burdens of class. I liked how this book had multiple stories to follow, though it did take a while for me to familiarize myself with all of the characters. Fiona, Maria, and Marigold are wonderful friends to Melody, and I loved how we see George's struggle between his duty and his heart. I'll admit I was pretty skeptical of Henry at first, but he did end up winning me over by the end. It will be fun to see where this series will go and how the class dynamics will change with the marriages to come. 

Overall, an enjoyable ensemble read, with interesting and intriguing characters, written in an easygoing style, with great dialogue, and steady pacing. 

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

Church People ~ Movie Review & Giveaway

About: 
Weary from the showiness and materialism that has overtaken his ministry efforts, Guy (Ramsey) goes on a journey to get back in touch with the heart of ministry and be a real role model to his youth group kids. He makes the difficult decision to cut short his speaking tour managed by his money-focused agent (Faison) after realizing that his reputation has become more fame-based than Gospel-driven.
 
But when Guy attempts to return to regular youth ministry, he is thrust into the throes of dissuading the youth group from performing a strange and potentially blasphemous stunt for the upcoming Easter service, starring a young, zealous new believer, Blaise. In attempting to manage his youth group while navigating an unexpected love interest in the Senior Pastor’s daughter (Cahill) and being a new father to his grown daughter (Manfredi), Guy ultimately rediscovers and puts on a powerful presentation of why we all need to put our hope in Jesus and not in ourselves.


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Review: 
A family friendly Christian movie, funny, and self-aware, with a stellar cast, that made for an enjoyable and entertaining film.

Engaging and humorous, it is a wonderful film to share with family, containing the powerful message of the foremost gospel of Christ's sacrifice for our sins. Starring Christian comedian Thor Ramsey, alongside a wonderful cast, including Stephen Baldwin, Joey Fatone, and even a cameo from the My Pillow Guy himself. I will admit that at times the humor can be deemed irreverent, so if you are offended by the likes of Tim Hawkins and John Crist then it might not be your style. But by the end, it all came together and I enjoyed the wit in this Christian movie being willing to take a step back and make fun of some aspects of the Christian culture, as well as to be honest enough to take a serious look at itself as well. 

All in all a fun family movie, with some great talking points along the way. Filled with humor, clean and at times cheesy, well acted, with a powerful conclusion, this is a movie that makes for a great family movie night and is great to share with others!

 Many thanks to Collide Distribution for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.




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3.07.2021

Sing in the Sunlight by Kathleen Denly ~ Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway

 


About the Book

 

Book:  Sing in the Sunlight

Author: Kathleen Denly

Genre: Christian historical fiction

Release date: March 2, 2021

Richard Stevens isn’t who he thinks he is. Neither is the woman who now claims his last name.

Disfiguring scars stole Clarinda Humphrey’s singing career, her home, and her family, but she refuses to let her appearance steal her future. While attending The Young Ladies Seminary in 1858 Benicia, California, she finds a man who promises to love and cherish her. Instead he betrays her, leaving her with child, and Clarinda must take drastic measures to ensure her child doesn’t suffer for her foolishness.

Richard Stevens’s life hasn’t turned out as he expected, and when a shocking letter turns even his past into a mystery, he travels to San Francisco in search of guidance. On the way, he encounters a mysterious young woman hiding beneath a veil. That night he experiences a dream that sends him on a quest to find the bride God has chosen for him. He never imagines she’s already told everyone they’re married.

Unwilling to lie, nor accept a marriage of mere convenience, Richard wants the real thing. Yet Clarinda’s not interested in love, only a chance to save her child. Can he help her rise above the pain that runs deeper than her scars to accept a love worth every risk?

 

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Review:

I wasn't aware that this was the second in a series, and I'm glad that I didn't know that or I might have missed out on this wonderful read. 

Clarinda has lived her life hiding behind a veil, a result of a childhood accident and the unkindness of others. She is used to being overlooked and unloved, but is willing to do whatever it takes to give her unborn child a safe home, even if it means marrying a man she's never met. I loved seeing how she slowly comes out of her shell, as she gets to know Richard, and we see her blossom throughout the book. 

Richard is patient and kind, I loved how he keeps pursuing Clarinda, and wants to truly get to know her beyond the veil. He is a godly man, I loved how he is open about his faith, sharing what he knows, reading the Bible at night, and living what he believes. I adored how he makes it clear that he wants her to be comfortable in their home, and he listens when she has insights and ideas. 

Overall this ended up being an entertaining read, with well built characters and a satisfying love story. It did have a bit of a slow start as the groundwork was laid and parts of the story could be seen as unrealistic, but it picked up quite satisfactorily as the characters were more defined and the story progressed, and culminated into a beautiful ending. 

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

About the Author



Kathleen Denly lives in sunny Southern California with her loving husband, four young children, and two cats. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories. When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, Kathleen spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.

 

More from Kathleen

Hiding our Flaws

We all have things we’d like to change about our physical appearance. Personally, I’ve yet to lose the weight I gained with my last pregnancy and sitting behind a desk all day hasn’t helped things any. Despite this, I know that my husband, kids, family, friends, and most importantly, God, loves me just as much now as when I was my healthiest self. I want to lose the weight not because I need to earn someone’s approval but because I know I’ll feel better and be able to do more without tiring as quickly if I do. In the meantime, I’m okay with where I am because it’s the best I’ve been able to do so far.

This level of self-acceptance has come with maturity and the love of a godly man. When I was younger, I’d spend hours in front of the mirror trying to disguise my flaws beneath layers of makeup and stomach smoothers. In fact, one of the most memorable moments of my courtship with my now husband was the day I returned from a women’s retreat. I hadn’t gotten much sleep all weekend and we’d had to pack up and leave early, so I’d made the unusual decision to skip my makeup that morning. I was going to carpool back to the church, grab my car, and head home for a nap. What was the point in painting my face when the only people who’d see it were the women who’d seen me wake up bare-faced that morning anyway? Well, it turns out my now husband had missed me. So he was waiting in the church parking lot when we arrived, just to say hi before I went home. Sweet, right? Um yeah. At the time, part of me thought it was sweet, but more of me wanted to melt into the floor’s carpet and vanish from sight. I had ZERO makeup on, people! And I had bags under my eyes! *gasp* *shudder*

Needless to say, after almost nineteen years of marriage, he’s seen me a few times without my makeup on. Actually, these days, I only wear makeup for videos, photographs I intend to share online, special events, and (if the kids are nice to me that morning) church. Not that I don’t have my insecure moments or those photographs that friends share but I really wish they wouldn’t. (You know who you are.) But overall, I am okay with how I look because I know that I am loved and accepted.

However, in Sing in the Sunlight, my character, Clarinda, feels unloved, and unwanted by those closest to her. She describes parts of herself with words like hideous. She uses long sleeves, high necks, gloves, and veils to hide herself from a world that has rejected her. And she keeps almost everyone at arm’s length—especially God. So when she finally lets someone in, only to be betrayed, it sets off a series of desperate decisions that tangle her in a web from which she cannot find an escape. It’s my prayer that her story will touch readers’ hearts and show them how much they are loved—flaws and all.

Blog Stops

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, March 2

Simple Harvest Reads, March 2 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Texas Book-aholic, March 3

lakesidelivingsite, March 3

Inklings and notions, March 4

Genesis 5020, March 4

For Him and My Family, March 5

A Novel Pursuit, March 5

Betti Mace, March 6

deb's Book Review, March 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 7

Labor Not in Vain, March 7

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 8

Connie's History Classroom, March 9

The Meaderings of a Bookworm, March 9

Older & Smarter?, March 10

Adventures Of a Travelers Wife, March 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 11

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 12

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, March 12 (Author Interview)

KarenSueHadley, March 13

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 13

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, March 14

Blossoms and Blessings, March 14

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 15

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a Kindle Paperwhite, one bookish scarf, one pair of bookish socks, one bookish necklace, one Chaparral Hearts Pen, and one custom bookmark made and signed by Kathleen Denly!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Enter the giveaway here: https://promosimple.com/ps/1089f/sing-in-the-sunlight-celebration-tour-giveaway

3.06.2021

Delia and the Drifter by Melody Carlson ~ Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway



About the Book

 


Book:  Delia and the Drifter

Author: Melody Carlson

Genre: Historical Romance (Western)

Release date: February 15, 2021

 

An arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?

Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.

When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?

Two murders, a missing will, and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?

 

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 Review:

Rebelling against the life laid out for her by her mother and stepfather, Delia takes her life into her own hands by boarding a train and heading west to reunite with her estranged father. Upon arrival she finds that her father has died, and herself thrust into ranch life, with a rivalry with a step-sister she never knew existed as she fights for her claim to her father's legacy. 

I liked how Delia rolled up her sleeves and dove right into ranch life, getting to know the staff, and her father through the words of the ones who worked alongside him. She is an intelligent and capable woman, yet she did tend to be too trusting, trusting people who had already proved themselves to be unworthy of that trust. I enjoyed her friendship with Caleb, and how she finds ways to stand up for herself, though I wish that Wyatt had been more present in the main body of the story. 

Overall,  I loved the Colorado ranch setting of the story, but I felt that some aspects were predictable, and I just wanted to stop Delia from walking right into it. But as a whole it was an entertaining western adventure, filled with drama, faith, romance and mystery, with interesting characters and new beginnings. 

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

About the Author



Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

 

 

More from Melody

I love historical stories about women. Particularly ones in the American frontier and old west. Probably because I grew up hearing pioneer stories from my grandparents, whose parents arrived in covered wagons. But contributions made by pioneering females is often overshadowed by their male counterparts. That’s why I enjoy researching and telling these fictional yet reality-based stories of women who lived and loved and did their part to settle the frontier. To me they are the unsung heroes of the West.

Blog Stops

Through the Fire Blogs, February 24

lakesidelivingsite, February 24

For Him and My Family, February 24

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, February 25

Blogging With Carol, February 25

She Lives To Read, February 26

Texas Book-aholic, February 26

Pause for Tales, February 26

Inklings and notions, February 27

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, February 27

deb's Book Review, February 28

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 28

CarpeDiem, February 28

Betti Mace, March 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 1

Artistic Nobody, March 2 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Library Lady's Kid Lit, March 2

Simple Harvest Reads, March 2 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 3

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 3

Older & Smarter?, March 4

Connie's History Classroom, March 4

Christian Bookaholic, March 5

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, March 5

Sara Jane Jacobs, March 5

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 6

Labor Not in Vain, March 6

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 7

Connect in Fiction, March 7

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 8

Splashes of Joy, March 8

Hallie Reads, March 8

Batya's Bits, March 9

Jodie Wolfe - Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, March 9


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1089b/delia-and-the-drifter-celebration-tour-giveaway 

3.04.2021

A Brother's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus ~ JustRead Tour, Review, and Giveaway

A Brother's Promise JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the A Brother's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Brother's Promise

Title: A Brother's Promise
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A little girl will change his world… 

 He didn’t realize he wanted a family… 

 until he suddenly became a single dad. 

 After his sister’s death, rancher Mick Ashford’s determined to ensure his orphaned niece, Sadie, feels at home. And accepting guidance from Christa Slocum is his first step. But just as Christa and Sadie start to settle into Mick’s heart, Sadie’s paternal grandparents sue for custody. Now Mick must fight to keep them together…or risk losing the makeshift family he’s come to love.

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Review: Sometimes love hides in plain sight. 

Mick get's custody of his 5 year old niece, Sadie, after his sister and brother-in-law die in a tragic accident. His neighbor, Christa offers to help him get Sadie settled into her new home, and quickly becomes a fixture in their lives. But will he lose it all when his custody is challenged?

A heartwarming read, highly enjoyable read with an engaging plot and an adorable little girl. The second in a series, it stands on its own. I was happy to see many returning characters, and was cheering for Mick from the start, I loved his determination to honor his sister and brother-in-law's wishes by giving Sadie a stable home. Christa is a natural with Sadie, she has many great suggestions and excellent taste in color schemes. I loved how she gives Sadie space to grieve, while also helping her to feel comfortable in her new home. 

Sadie is so cute, she instantly falls in love with Mick's dog, Dixie, and she would always be saying things like, " I think the dog misses us," or "I think Dixie is lonely." I think that the author did an especially great job with Sadie, showing her ups and downs as she struggles to cope with her new reality. 

Overall, a heartwarming read about family, friendship, and love. 

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


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. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com

CONNECT WITH MINDY: Website | FacebookInstagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a "Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy" teaspoon, English Breakfast tea, a $15 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of the book!

A Brother's Promise JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 1, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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3.03.2021

The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman ~ Review


My Review:
A haunting timeslip novel about the choices we make and the things we hold dear.

In the present time, Dini Blackstone is a jane-of-many-trades working multiple jobs as a haunted tour guide, to birthday party magician, who has an obsession with the mystery of Hedda Krause. When a descendent of the detective who investigated the case comes to town, they work together to unlock the secrets of the past. 

The story also follows Hedda Krause, a widow plotting her next step after the death of her wealthy husband. Hedda is haunted by what is believed to be the ghost of Sallie White, but will her own secrets be revealed?

I don't think that I knew what to expect with this book, I've been a longtime fan of Allison Pittman, but this one was quite different. The characters are well crafted, and the transitions between past and present day are well executed, as I found that I was intrigued both stories equally. The author does an excellent job of spinning a ghostly tale, and I must admit that I had no clue where this would go. 

Overall, while there were so many things done right, I have come to the conclusion that ghost stories aren't my thing. Also I will note that the Christian themes were lighter in this book, while the modern day main characters are Christians the book doesn't dig a whole lot farther than that, and there is a sensual scene that doesn't go all the way, but it is implied that it very well could have. So while I did find many things to enjoy about this book, as a whole this one just wasn't for me. 

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

3.02.2021

Doubtless: Because Faith is Hard by Shelby Abbott ~ Review

My Review: 

A concise read, that tackles the topic of doubt. Shelby Abbott, minister with CRU, takes us through the different types and reasons for doubts, and how we can take that doubt and feed it with faith. 

I think that this is a fitting book for this author to write, he knows his audience well, and  he does an excellent job of presenting this topic in a conversational, digestible way, while still hitting hard. I loved how he talks about how doubt in and of itself is not a bad or negative thing, but it is when we take that doubt and take it into unbelief that it becomes a serious problem. Having questions and feeding our curiosity is normal and how we grow by seeking those answers. 

One of my favorite quotes is: "People with little or no visible faith are people who just react and don't think. They let their feelings and emotions harass them; the circumstances of their lives corner and oppress them. It takes thought to have faith. When in doubt, don't think less and let circumstances push you further into doubt. Work through your doubt and think more." 

Overall, an encouraging book about struggling with doubt and how we can take that doubt and grow by  feeding it with faith instead of unbelief. This book also has many good resources, giving readers who are interested, a good reading list to feed their faith. 

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

The Earl's Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter ~ JustRead Tour, Review, and Giveaway

The Earl's Lady Geologist JustRead Blog & Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Earl's Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Earl's Lady Geologist

Title: The Earl's Lady Geologist
Series: The Linfield Ladies Series
Author: Alissa Baxter
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: February 28, 2021
Genre: Clean Regency Romance

Cassandra Linfield is a lady fossil collector who declares she will never marry as no man will ever take her studies seriously. When circumstances force her to travel to Town for the Season, Cassy infiltrates the hallowed portals of the Geological Society from which she has been banned. She is horrified when she comes face to face with her nemesis, the infuriating Earl of Rothbury. 

Lord Rothbury is a gentleman-geologist with a turbulent romantic past. After a youthful disappointment, he vows never to fall in love again and makes the decision, instead, to seek out a convenient wife when he returns to England from his geological travels abroad. 

Brought together by their close family ties, Cassy and Rothbury collaborate on a geological paper and discover a powerful attraction. Marriage, however, is the one subject they cannot agree upon. But when Cassy’s life is threatened, the two realize that love matters more than their objections.

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Review:

Thoroughly enjoyable, with a fast moving steady plot, and endearing characters.

Cassandra is a wonderful heroine, I loved her passion for geology and her no-nonsense approach to marriage and romance. I liked that she came off as a normal girl, plain by common standards of beauty, with an independent streak. I loved how we see Rothbury open up to Cassy over the course of the book, as we get to see the man that he is. Also I loved the tender relationship between Cassy and her late mother, which brought a lot of heart to the story. 

At times touching, at others humorous with snappy dialogue between the main characters, this was entertaining and satisfying read from beginning to end. The characters were well developed, and I loved how the well researched history was woven into the story, blending fictional and historical characters. I would heartily recommend this wholesome regency romance!

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


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alissa Baxter 

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance, The Dashing Debutante, during her long university holidays. After traveling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency romance, Lord Fenmore's Wager, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England.

Alissa then published two chick-lit novels, The Truth About Clicking Send and Receive (previously published as Send and Receive) and The Truth About Cats and Bees (previously published as The Blog Affair). 

Many years later, Alissa returned to her favorite time period and signed a three-book contract with Vinspire Publishing for her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways... at least eventually. 

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons. She is a member of The Beau Monde - Regency Fiction Writers.

CONNECT WITH ALISSA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

The Earl's Lady Geologist

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 2, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 9, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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2.28.2021

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin ~ Review

Review:

A captivating Pre-WWII novel, that wrapped me up in its spell as Sarah Sundin brings to life the conflicts, ideologies, and injustices going on in Germany just a year before the world's deadliest war. 

Evelyn Brand is a foreign reporter with the American News Service, stationed in Munich. She is a woman working in a man's world, fighting hard to make her words heard. Her words must be measured carefully, as speaking against the government not only puts her job at risk, but her very life. 

Peter Lang is working to put together his dissertation for his PhD in German language, he admires the orderliness of German culture, praising its accomplishments until his eyes are opened to the injustice lurking beneath the surface. 

Ms. Sundin skillfully brings to life the dangers of living in Germany in the tumultuous year before the official start of WWII, with characters who represent a variety of positions and ideas. I admired Evelyn for her courage and compassion for others, though she is independent and sees leaning on others as a weakness. Peter is a brilliant man, dedicated to his realm of study, Evelyn opens his eyes to what is going on in the broader world around him, and I loved how he lives out his faith and we see his understanding of the issues change over the course of the book. 

Overall, a gripping read, with a powerful storyline, and courageous characters willing to sacrifice for the freedom of others. This book is a bit different from other books by this author, as the previous books tended to focus on different branches of the US military in the thick of the war, while this one shows a different perspective I that enjoyed just as much if not more for its compelling, high stakes storytelling. This book will not disappoint! Highly recommend!

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

2.26.2021

Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner ~ JustRead Tour, Review, and Giveaway

Abducted in Alaska JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Abducted in Alaska

Title: Abducted in Alaska
Author: Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Protecting a child…
could cost them their lives. 

Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe. But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub

Review:

Hannah Morgan is thrust headlong into a high stakes case, when she rescues a boy named Gabe, who has escaped a cruel child trafficking ring. She joins forces with Constable Layke Jackson who has his own personal reason to put an end to the kidnappings. 

Hannah has a big heart for children, wanting to have a family of her own someday. She does a great job with Gabe, bonding with him as they fight to take down the ruthless kidnappers. I admired her strong faith and compassionate heart. Hannah and Lake make a great team, and I liked how they both begin to open their hearts to new opportunities. 

Overall, a fast paced read, with solid characters, one of my favorite being Gabe who is a courageous child. Hannah and Luke make a great team, and I loved  getting to know each of them better as they opened up to each other. It is an engaging read, with plenty of action, but also more steady moments that help grow the relationships. An entertaining read for fans of suspense!

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


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darlene Turner 

Darlene L. Turner’s love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Darlene won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense twice and an ACFW Genesis award. She’s represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her debut book, Border Breach, released in April 2020 with Love Inspired Suspense. She has two books releasing in 2021: Abducted in Alaska (March) and Lethal Cover-Up (August). 

Darlene met her husband Jeff at the turtle races in Ontario, Canada. She loves flavored coffee and plaid shirts. You can connect with Darlene on her website where there’s suspense beyond borders

CONNECT WITH DARLENE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a prize package including a Bible study book, swag, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Abducted in Alaska JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 23, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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