11.21.2020

Besotted by Jody Hedlund ~ Review

My Review:

A satisfying conclusion to this beautiful trilogy of fairy-tale re-tellings.

Kreston doesn't consider himself a serious contender to the throne, as his two elder brothers are the heavy favorites. While serving out his testing in the Inglewood forest he comes across an enchanting beauty, who is captivating in a way unlike every young woman he has ever met before. 

Aurora has lived a sheltered life, hidden away in the Inglewood forest until the moment when she can claim her throne. Kreston is charming, and forbidden, making her long for both more than her quiet life in the forest, and less than the heavy mantle of royalty.

As their time in the forest draws to an end, their bond is tested as they fight for their countries, freedom, and love. 

Recognizably based loosely on Sleeping Beauty, this third and final book in the Fairest Maidens is my favorite of the series. I loved how it creatively re-invents the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty in a way that is fresh, but honors the original story. One of the main reasons I loved this book was because of Kreston's character arc, and how he grows from a young man not taking his Testing very seriously to a man willing to risk his life for what he loves and believes in. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, with its strong, protagonists, the return of familiar faces, fantastic plot and climactic conclusion. Aurora is curious about the outside world, she is kind, and a problem solver. I loved her aunts doting and Chester's gruff protectiveness. A worthy conclusion to this wonderful series!

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

11.18.2020

Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

An engaging adventure, with captivating characters, that brings to life the early days of Yellowstone National Park. 

Yellowstone is my favorite National Park, so I was thrilled when I found out about this book, I added it to my TBR instantly. And this book does not disappoint, Kate Tremaine is a widow raising a young son, and one of the first hoteliers possessing a lease on the new National Park. She is happy to help the Calvary as they take control, flushing out poachers and troublemakers. I admired how capable and ready to tackle a challenge, Kate is. She is a master at keeping multiple plates spinning, and is an excellent mother to Danny. 

Lt. William Prescott is haunted by his past, but determined to do his job well, but's hard to do when you don't know the lay of the land, so he asks Kate to help him. I loved how this book shows the wild beauty of Yellowstone, through the eyes of both Kate and Will, who make an excellent team. 

Overall, a quick read, I enjoyed every minute of it and was sad to see it end. Danny is an adorable and intelligent child, and I loved every scene with him in it. An entertaining, engaging read with strong themes of forgiveness, faith, family, and new beginnings set against the stunning Wyoming sky. 

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

11.17.2020

The Price of Valor by Susan May Warren ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

A thrilling and satisfying conclusion to the Global Search and Rescue Series!

I went into this book knowing that I would love it, and I wasn't disappointed. Hamilton Jones has been a supporting cast member, and friend in the previous installments of this series, so I was thrilled to finally get to read his story, which began in the background of the earlier books in the series, or if you go back even farther--he makes an appearance in a companion series also by this author. So to say this was a long time coming would be an understatement. 

I loved amazing characters and strong sense of tension throughout, Ham is determined to do everything he can to give his newfound daughter a home and family. Ham has a lot of experience in a tight situation, and is more than willing to go to great lengths for his daughter and former love. I also really loved how prominently featured many of my favorite characters from previous books are featured, and if you have read as many books by this author as I have, than you will recognize more than a few familiar faces. Ham is a loyal friend and hardworking, he has held onto his faith through many tough things, I I like how he encourages his teammates and friends. 

Overall, a fantastic read and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, with great characters, strong faith and shocking revelations. Nearly impossible to put down, with a very climactic ending. Highly recommend!

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

11.16.2020

An Amish Christmas Wedding by Vannetta Chapman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Amy Clipston ~ Celebrate Lit Tour and Review

 


About the Book

 


Book: An Amish Christmas Wedding

Author: Vannetta Chapman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Amy Clipston

Genre: Amish Christmas

Release Date: October 6, 2020

From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come four delightful stories perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the everyday miracles Christmas brings.

Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston

Ryan Lapp had promised to marry Lorene Bontrager as soon as he was able to build them a house, but the day never came. Ryan moved away. Five years later, Lorene has settled in to her old maid role, and she’s shocked when her younger sister announces her quick engagement to Ryan’s younger brother. As they rush to plan the wedding, Lorene is constantly around the family she almost joined. Worse, she’s forced to face Ryan himself, who has returned to town. As both Ryan and Lorene examine their own feelings, they must decide if they can find grace with each other—and the young people they once were—this Christmas season. There just might still be love in their future.

Holiday of Hope by Kelly Irvin

Henry Lufkin is one of four bachelors who lived in the West Kootenai, Montana, cabins that were destroyed by wildfires. He’s the only one of them who hasn’t since married, but he likes his solitude. Then an old friend asks him to care for his son, and Henry has to share his small cabin and his life with bewildered and rebellious ten-year-old Tommy. When the child encounters trouble at school, Henry reaches out to Tommy’s teacher. Leesa Yoder never expected to find herself single and teaching sixteen young scholars, and she certainly didn’t anticipate an inexperienced bachelor telling her how to do her job. Amid the flying sparks, can Henry and Leesa see that there might be hope and love in this unexpected situation?

Wreathed in Joy by Kathleen Fuller

Mary Wengerd and Jakob Mullet have been best friends since childhood. Pressured by friends and family, they decided to date—with disastrous results. When they break up, their friendship is ruined. A year later, Mary is baking her Englisch friend’s wedding and groom cakes for a Christmas Eve wedding. Mary loves the Christmas season, and had always dreamed of marrying during that time. Now she wonders if she’ll ever marry. After she and Jakob form a tenuous new friendship, Mary breaks her arm. As he steps in to help her with the cakes, Mary is inexplicably and suddenly falling for him. But they’ve already dated, and that ended so horribly. Could it be better this time?
A Christmas Prayer by Vannetta Chapman

Widower Micah Miller runs the Amish Tour Company, offering Englischers a glimpse of a simpler life as well as tea at Rachel King’s. Rachel has never married and has recently lost her parents. When Micah comes across an abandoned and injured dog, he gives it to Rachel for company. As Rachel is charmed by the dog and shocked by news of the existence of family she never expected, her heart and mind bend toward the possibilities of change in her life—even toward the possibility of love.

Review:

4 Amish couples find a second chance at love and hope for a new beginning in this Christmas collection of novellas. 

I enjoyed this heartwarming collection of unique love stories by some of the biggest names in Amish fiction. Some couple get the chance to rekindle an old flame, while others have their eyes opened to the opportunity for love around them.

 I liked the second chance to right a misunderstanding in Evergreen Love. And I couldn't resist my favorite trope of all of friends to lovers in Wreathed in Joy, I liked their ease with each other, and how much they knew the other. I admired Henry and Leesa's patience and love for Tommy, in Holiday of Hope, as well as how they made a good team, as they worked to find solutions for the challenges they faced. And I absolutely loved how A Christmas Prayer focuses on an older couple, and the dog that brings them together, because I don't think that young people should have all the fun. 

Overall, a sweet heartwarming Christmas collection of stories, set in various plain communities across the country. I loved the meeting the characters and their families as they prepared for the holiday. This would also make a great gift for the Amish fiction lover in your life.

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

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About the Authors

VANNETTA CHAPMAN



Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of sixteen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and has also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for fifteen years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. Visit Vannetta online: VannettaChapman.com, Twitter: @VannettaChapman, Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks.

 

KATHLEEN FULLER



With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com; Instagram: kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.

 

 


KELLY IRVIN



Kelly Irvin is the bestselling author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeeper’s Son received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a “beautifully woven masterpiece.” The two-time Carol Award finalist is a former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional. Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors. Visit her online at KellyIrvin.com; Instagram: kelly_irvin; Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author; Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin.


AMY CLIPSTON



Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at AmyClipston.com; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.

 

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The Bells of New Cheltenham by Chautona Havig ~ Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway



About the Book

 


Book: The Bells of New Cheltenham

Author: Chautona Havig

Genre: Christian fiction, Christmas romance

Release Date: October 15, 2020

Who knew that Christmas carols were love songs?

Justine Driscoll sure didn’t. Peace on earth? She’s heard of that. Holy and joyful? Something about that, too. But love songs sung by a bride about the birth of her bridegroom? That’s just weird stuff right there.

Weird or not, though, once Justine decides to enter a short story contest using a Christmas carol as the inspiration, she discovers love in the carols she investigates, in the story an ex-Army guy tells, and in the little tourist town of New Cheltenham.

“But what do the words mean?”

Ken Torsney is used to fighting for causes he believes in. He just never imagined he’d go from Army “warrior” to spiritual warrior in the span of one question from a stranger. Justine is like no girl he’s ever known— hungry for the gospel even as she rejects it.

He’s falling for her, and that’s bound to break his heart.

Love is in the air in New Cheltenham this Christmas. Again.

 Review:

Experience the wonder of understanding the true meaning of Christmas for the first time, in this heartwarming Christmas story set in the idyllic tourist town of New Cheltenham.

An enjoyable read from beginning to end, I liked this book's strong emphasis on faith, and how Ken is open and willing to share what he knows with Justine. I loved the cozy setting of New Cheltenham, with it's welcoming characters and small town feel to share. 

This was a quick standalone read, I loved the carols, and learning their history, as well as the strong focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Justine is a wandering and curious soul, going from temp position to temp position, I liked her curiosity and that she is willing to learn. 

Overall, a heartwarming Christmas read set in a lovely town, with beautiful carols, good character interaction, faith and romance. 


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

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About the Author



Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

 

More from Chautona Havig

3 Things That Make My Christmas Heart Sing

I didn’t have a ghost of a chance.

The message popped up in my messenger at exactly the moment I sat down.  This is significant, because I get dozens of Facebook messages every day, and often, they get buried when a new one supersedes it. So, as you can see, it’s a near miracle that I ever saw the message at all.

The message offered me a spot in a collection of novellas—a Christmas collection.  Yep. Not a ghost of a chance.

Still, I tried to be responsible, you know?  After all, I had quite a few books due at the same time already.  Bookers on the Rocks, The Last Gasp, my Christmas Lights Collection “noella,” and my CrossRoads Collection “noella.”  And those didn’t include anything I wanted to write in spring or summer.

Then she added another layer of temptation. This collection had a theme.  That theme? Christmas carol inspired romances.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love music, Christmas, and specifically, Christmas music?

The other authors in the set had already made their carol selections.  She sent a list of those that had already been claimed.  I read them with great trepidation. See, I already had two carols I’d want to use in the story for this collection that I hadn’t even agreed to participate in yet.

No one had chosen “The Holly and the Ivy” or “The Bells on Christmas Day.”

That ghost slowly transformed into the ghost of my resistance.

All that remained was for me to come up with a story idea.  I mean, why join a collection if you can’t even decide what to do with it?

That’s when it happened.

There’s always this moment when the first idea germinates, sprouts, and pushes up through the fertile soil of my imagination.  My favorite moment.  And it hit me.  What if the theme for the collection was my story idea?  My character could enter a contest that requires a short story based on a Christmas carol.

And once I had that idea, the rest came in a whoosh!  Mitchell, from The Ghosts of New Cheltenham could be sick to death of this annual ghost storytelling contest and decide to create his own contest.  And then… well…

The Bells of New Cheltenham was born.

If you’ve not read The Ghosts of New Cheltenham, you’ll follow this “noella” just fine. It is meant to be a stand-alone.  However, if you want a richer reading experience, I recommend reading The Ghosts of New Cheltenham, followed by the companion short story, “The Ghastly Therapist” first. Both are available through Kindle Unlimited.  Additionally, if you send your receipt (or a screenshot of the final page of the eBook from Kindle Unlimited) for the Melodies of Christmas Love collection to chautona@chautona.com, I’ll send YOU the bonus short story—the one Justine Driscoll writes in this “noella.”

But I promised to tell you three things that make my heart sing at Christmas.

  1. The way people are often just a little kinder and a little more giving and understanding.
  2. The joy that seems to fill every part of life—family, friends, parties, presents, church services, reading, singing…
  3. The music that plays everywhere—and often sings of a Savior’s love.

 

What makes your heart sing at Christmas?

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Jeanette's Thoughts, November 20

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Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Chautona 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.

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11.15.2020

Rocky Mountain Revelation by Lisa J. Flickinger ~ Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway



About the Book

 


Book: Rocky Mountain Revelation

Author: Lisa J. Flickinger

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: November 3, 2020

A Rocky Mountain logging camp may be just the place to start her new life.

Widowed at nineteen, Madeline Lamb seeks to find a new husband amongst the crew of the Rocky Mountain log drive. With a baby growing inside her, she has no choice. She signs on as cook’s helper, and it soon becomes apparent her options for a mate are limited. Madeline’s grieving heart wavers between the security an older man offers and the tender feelings a new crew member stirs.

Will Matheson earned the chance to work the high-paying spring log drive. The boon ensures he can recoup the logging wages stolen by a pretty face with some fast fingers. Frustration builds when the boss pulls him from the river and assigns him the job of camp chore boy. If it wasn’t for the pretty cook’s helper, he’d take the first train home.

When the dangers of the river journey prove more treacherous than anyone expects, the budding attraction between Will and Madeline is put to the test. If they survive the adventure, life as they know it will never be the same.

 

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Review:

A historical romance, set against the rush and drama of a log drive.

Madeline is a young widow, pregnant, and bent on finding a husband, so she takes a job working on her father's log run as cook's assistant. Will is thrilled to have the chance to prove himself and make his way working the log drive, so he is less than excited when he is assigned to be the camp chore boy. 

A quick read, it was at times frustrating to see the characters walking right into what I knew they shouldn't do, so it made it hard to want to keep going because of that. I liked that they talked about faith, and wanting to live their beliefs. I think that one of my favorite characters was Shorty, the cook, and Madeline's uncle, who is a well-meaning, set-in-his-ways old man, who is looking out for Madeline. 

Madeline and Will are both young, at times impulsive, but I really enjoyed how the ending was done and thought that it made for a great way to end things with a bang. 


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

About the Author



Lisa J. Flickinger lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. To learn more about her other books, visit www.lisajflickinger.com.

 

More from Lisa

When I research a new novel, I love to find obscure facts about the setting. My study of the old time river drives for Rocky Mountain Revelation led me to a particularly tasty morsel.  The river crews were served massive amounts of food over four meals to make up for all the energy expended transporting logs in the frigid water. Often, their meals included donuts.

Yes, donuts! However, we’re not talking about the scrumptious treat picked up at your local bakery or grocery store. These donuts were cooked over an open fire in the backwoods. Yum.

Picture what they call a tin kitchen, a small boxy metal contraption, set over a blazing fire. The cook would place a wide mouthed aluminum basin on top and fill it with cooking oil. When the oil reached the perfect temperature he would drop the batter into the oil using a ladle. The piping hot donuts would be rolled in sugar when they were cooked and served to the crew fresh from the fire. A half whiskey barrel of donuts could disappear in just one meal. Several times a day, the cook would travel downstream by raft and repeat the process.

Will, the hero of Rocky Mountain Revelation, finds his sweetheart Madeleine particularly pretty with flour up to her elbows. However, he grows tired of the mounds of donuts and by the end of the drive attempts to trade them for the cook’s fluffy biscuits.

Enjoy the trip downriver with Will, Madeline…and the donuts.

Dear reader, enjoy!

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Labor Not in Vain, November 15

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 16

Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 17

Daysong Reflections, November 17

Connie's History Classroom, November 18


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Lisa is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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

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11.13.2020

To Read or Not to Read : A Literary Journal for the Book Lover's Soul ~ Ink & Willow ~ Review

My Review:

I only had a small inkling of what to expect from this beautiful booklover's dream of a journal, filled with quizzes, either ors, reading lists, author bios, and ready to fill out entries so that you can document your thoughts on up to 70 books, rating it and preserving your takeaways. 

I had so much fun filling out the quizzes and thinking about my favorite books as I filled out this lovely journal. I also liked learning about other influential Christian authors, which gave me a few more books to add to my evergrowing TBR. It would make an amazing gift for the booklover in your life. 

One thing that I would keep in mind with the quizzes and lists, is that it helps if the reader has at least a basic knowledge of the classics. Even though I'll admit that had read maybe 20-30 of the 100s referenced, I still had a lot of fun with this journal and look forward to documenting my reads in it, and will keep this book in mind as a gift for my bookish friends. 


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

11.11.2020

Mountain of Peril by J. Carol Nemeth ~ Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway

 


About the Book

 


Book: Mountain of Peril

Author: J. Carol Nemeth

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 25, 2018

When Molly Walker graduated from college, she was thrilled to be hired on as a ranger at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She arrived ready to begin her career and to enjoy all the aspects of her new job, but the one thing she hadn’t counted on was the local poachers and their illegal shenanigans. Molly and fellow ranger Jake Stuart try to put a stop to the escalating poaching problem while protecting the animals. In the meantime, Molly finds the handsome ranger, who is also a local, is a great partner to have on her side. She also finds she’s losing her heart to him when she’d planned to stay focused on her career. Can she give her heart and have a career? She and Jake find themselves in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?

Molly and Jake are in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?

 

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Review:

A sweet romance, filled with adventure, and faith. 

This book explores the life of a park ranger and the challenges that they face, filled with beautiful evocative descriptions. This was an enjoyable read with a engaging plotline, and likable characters. Molly is just starting out her career in the Park Service, and is determined to prove herself, she is a hard worker, and I admired how she is open about her beliefs and faith. 

Jake is an all-around nice guy, who is hard not to like, and sometimes his nice-ness leads to confusion. I liked that he was honest, and that he was willing to take a hard look at himself to see where he was falling short. 

There was great interaction between the characters, and I loved the gorgeous setting of the Smoky Mountains. I also loved how Molly was made welcome in the community, finding friends to make her feel at home. This was a highly enjoyable read, with a lot going on, and great characters. It starts out like a sweet romance, but ends with a bang!

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

About the Author



A native North Carolinian, J. Carol Nemeth has always loved reading and enjoyed making up stories since junior high school, most based in the places she has lived or traveled to. She worked in the National Park Service as a Park Aid and served in the US Army where she was stationed in Italy, traveling to over thirteen countries while there. She met the love of her life, Mark Nemeth, also an Army veteran, while stationed in Italy. After they married, they lived in various locations, including North Yorkshire, England. They now live in West Virginia, where, in their spare time, Carol and Mark enjoy RVing, sightseeing and are active in their church. They have a son, Matt, who serves active duty Army, a daughter, Jennifer, her husband Flint, who serves active duty Air Force, and three grandchildren, Martin, Ava and Gage. Their four-footed kid, Holly, a black Lab, loves traveling in their RV, and when they pack up to go, she’s waiting inside for them to head out.

 

More from J. Carol



I worked for the National Park Service at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park many moons ago before I met my husband. The setting for Mountain of Peril, Faith in the Parks Book 1 is in that park. I met a lot of interesting people and there was never dull moment. Something was always happening. I was either helping trap wild boar, riding horse back for back country patrol, or doing search and rescue for missing persons. I used several of my own experiences in the story, tweaking them a bit here or there to fit with the flow of the narrative. This book is near and dear to my heart just as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is. Working there was the best job I ever had, other than writing of course, and I loved it. I hope my love of the park flows through my characters and spills out for readers to experience and enjoy.

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Inklings and notions, November 12

Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 13

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Pause for Tales, November 15

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 17

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, J. Carol is giving away the grand prize 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.

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