The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch ~ Blog Tour, Review, ang Giveaway

He only wanted a duchess for a day--but she's determined to make it a marriage for life

When his father and older brother suddenly pass away, the new Duke of Haverly is saddled with a title he never expected to bear. To thwart the plans of his scheming family, the duke impulsively marries a wallflower. After all, she's meek and mild; it should be easy to sequester her in the country and get on with his life--as a secret agent for the Crown.

But his bride has other ideas. She's determined to take her place not only as his duchess but as his wife. As a duchess, she can use her position to help the lowest of society--the women forced into prostitution because they have no skills or hope. Her endeavors are not met favorably in society, nor by her husband who wishes she'd remain in the background as he ordered.

Can the duke succeed in relegating her to the sidelines of his life? When his secrets are threatened with exposure, will his new wife be an asset or a liability?


Picking up right where the previous book left off, this book follows second son Marcus Haverly, who has up to this point been able organize his life into neat separate compartments, not mixing his secret work for the crown, with his personal life. I loved Marcus from the previous book in the series, which made slipping back into this high stakes regency world so much more enjoyable and rewarding, I'd been waiting for this book from the moment that I turned down the last page of The Lost Lieutenant--and it did NOT disappoint.

Fast paced and engaging from the start with characters that I could cheer for throughout. Charlotte is intelligent and likes to stay abreast of the current events, which is scandalous for a woman of her time. I loved her drive to be involved and do something more than just live her life going to parties and hosting them. She has a heart for others, and a passion for learning. I admired how she acts on her faith.

I also enjoyed seeing many familiar faces like Evan and Diana, who are amazing friends to Marcus and Charlotte. There was great chemistry and interaction, I like how they compliment each other and Charlotte challenges Marcus's approach to life and faith. I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic regency read, (maybe even more than the first book), highly recommend!

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

Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate.

Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.

A self-described history geek, she has been planning her first research trip to England.

Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at www.ericavetsch.com. She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor)Instagram (@EricaVetsch) and Pinterest (Erica Vetsch).

What can readers look forward to in the last installment of the series, The Indebted Earl?

Between the release of The Gentleman Spy and The Indebted Earl, there will be a bonus novella! Joy to the World: A Regency Christmas Collection releases in October of this year, and my novella, “Wonders of His Love,” is included. This novella takes us to Haverly Manor, the home of Marcus and Charlotte, for the Christmas season. Cilla Haverly, widow of the former heir, is wondering what her next step in life should be. Is she doomed to be the dowager’s companion forever, with no real place in society any longer? When an intriguing Scottish painter arrives to paint the portraits of the new Duke and Duchess of Haverly,
he ignites in Cilla a spark of independence that has the dowager’s feathers ruffled and Cilla thinking thoughts of revolt . . . and love.
And finally, in March of 2021, the last installment of The Serendipity & Secrets series, The Indebted Earl, arrives. The story of Sophie Haverly, younger sister of the duke, The Indebted Earl takes the reader to the Devon coast as Sophie and Captain Charles Wyvern navigate grief, survivor’s guilt, rambunctious orphans, a dear woman suffering early dementia, smugglers, and a growing love that neither is sure is proper.


Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler ~ Prism Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

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Falling for the Innkeeper
By Meghann Whistler
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
July 21, 2020 by Love Inspired

She’s the home he never expected to find.

A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn…
But what happens when romance checks in?

Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And working together as he helps with repairs only brings them closer. With his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?

Review: For Laura Lessoway growing up largely away from her parents, her grandmother's inn has always been the place that she called home and hopes to share that with her young daughter. But upon her grandmother's death Laura finds her mother trying to sell her refuge to a company that wants to build a seaside resort. Laura is a fantastic mother and wants to give her daughter a safe and stable place to grow up, along with the things that she never had herself. I admired her faith, and loved that she has supportive friends. Emma, her daughter is just so cute! I adored her relationship with Jonathan.

A heartwarming enemies to friends romance, both Jonathan and Laura have a lot on their minds, and their individual pasts play a large part in who they have become. Jonathan is a a man with a roadmap to life all plotted out, always chasing the next step to success, he is very driven, I loved how Laura takes him by surprise and makes him take a deeper look at his life.

This is a heartwarming read, Jonathan and Laura are characters to cheer for throughout. I enjoyed the beautiful setting, and how well they worked together as their friendship grew. There's a lot to love about this book, with strong themes of faith and family, great character growth and interaction, as well as an absolutely adorable little girl. You won't want to miss it!

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

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Meghann Whistler writes sweet, clean contemporary Christian romance novels that WON'T make your grandmother blush. A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace. Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, she earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at www.meghannwhistler.com. 

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How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher ~ Grand Finale Blitz

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Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

First, I hope readers will find a sweet romance at the center of the story. I enjoy writing about two people who don’t want to fall in love but who fall in love anyway. Second and most important, I pray that readers will take one step closer to God because of something they find in How Sweet It Is.

All-of-kind Mom - Review

"Another story about some broken people finding their way.
A story about trusting, forgiveness, and love. . . . Robin Lee Hatcher writes sweet romances that show us God’s love. This book is an excellent [example] of this."

Simply Susan - Review

"Robin Lee Hatcher’s books have always been an automatic read for me. Her Legacy of Faith series has certainly been very heartwarming and poignant, this book pouring many blessings into my heart. . . . So many precious nuggets were found in this book. Highly recommended."

"When you pick up a Robin Lee Hatcher book you know it's going to be good! . . . Hatcher has done a nice job in tying the past with the present together once again. . . . I highly recommend this book because you'll not want to put it down until you finish. This book will leave you feeling full and satisfied after a good read. Kind of like a wonderful dessert."

Hearts & Scribbles - Excerpt

“Thanks. You too. How are the wedding plans?”

“That’s why I’m here. Holly and I were going over wedding-cake ideas and looking at all the bride magazines I could find.”

Jed took a half step back. “Sounds like I’m intruding after all.”

“No, you’re not. We’re done. I was about to head home.” Trixie tipped her head slightly to one side.

Jed had the sudden feeling that he was being measured, studied, put under a microscope. Not a comfortable sensation.

"This novel was a nice way to round out the Legacy of Faith series. I believe that it can be read and understood without reading the first two books in the series. However, I feel that I had a greater appreciation for the historical portion of the novel because I have read the entire series.

I thought that Jed and Holly’s relationship growth throughout the story felt realistic."

ReviewsByErin - Review

"There was a beautiful layer of faith presented, and hope for those facing family conflicts. I can imagine a lot of people will enjoy this as a light read. I would highly reco


Guarded by the Soldier by Laura Scott ~ Review

My Review: 

Ryker Tillman was on the team that brought Olivia's late husband and her brother to justice, he follows his instincts, offering his protection to Olivia Habush and her son from mercenaries hot on their heels.

Fast paced, with great characters and relationship building, with a layered plot that had me on the edge of my seat. Olivia and Ryker were both people that I could cheer for throughout and I love how they both grew in their faith, and have supportive friends in their lives. I admired Olivia, she is courageous, her new faith is tested, and she is an excellent mother, fighting to keep them safe.

Ryker has been a lone wolf for a long time, but he fits right in with Olivia and Aaron. Aaron is an adorable 3 year old, and he takes to Ryker almost instantly. I admired Ryker's determination as well as his honesty with himself and willingness to take on new adventures.

I loved the intensity in this book, there is so much going on, and the plot kept me guessing, it was far from straightforward or predictable! I loved how this story builds on the backstory, but doesn't revolve around it, it instead expands on it, making it simply a jumping off point.Yet this high action energy is balanced with tender moments of faith, love, and friendship, which is one of the reasons Laura Scott is one of my favorite Love Inspired authors.

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


Rocky Mountain Revenge by Rhonda Starnes ~ Review and Just Read Tour


Grace Porter returns to her hometown in small town Colorado to help out at her family's vet clinic, while dodging a would-be killer bent on revenge.

Homecoming are not always happy as Grace finds out, she and her sister find themselves the target of a someone with nefarious plans. Grace is a skilled veterinarian, she's quick on her feet and wants to be there for her sister.

 Help comes in the form of her former flame Police chief Evan Bradshaw, who is a widowed single father. He is a devoted father and loves protecting the people in his town,  I admired how he is doing his best to his son a stable home and roots.

An enjoyable read, fast read, though at times it could be predictable and much of Evan and Grace's relationship was based on previous events. I loved Evan's private investigator friends, and how supportive his family is. Grace is intelligent, and has worked hard to establish herself in her career. I loved the beautiful mountain setting, the friendships, family, and intrigue. Great small town suspense!

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

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How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher ~ Prism Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

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How Sweet It Is

(Lagacy of Faith, #3)

By Robin Lee Hatcher
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
July 14th 2020 by Thomas Nelson

He lost his brother. She lost her dream. Together, they might find what they’re really looking for.

Holly Stanford is doing the best she can with the restaurant she inherited from her late uncle. But after her fiancé abandons her and the business, Holly regrets having given up her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Now a few bad financial decisions might cost her everything, including her hope for the future.

Jed Henning has done well with his new company despite his prodigal brother’s behavior. When Jed‘s father, the controlling member of the board of directors, temporarily suspends operations until his sons work out their differences, Jed resentfully chases his brother, Chris, to Boise. There Jed rents a basement apartment from Holly and hopes to convince Chris to get his act together before their company collapses.

Unaware that Holly is the one person who can help him get through to Chris, Jed starts the tough work of reconciliation armed with little more than a few family photographs, a stack of old letters, and a Bible that belonged to his great-grandfather, Andrew Henning. And as romance blossoms between Holly and Jed, the story of Jed’s great-grandfather highlights the power of God across the generations and the legacy of a family’s courageous faith.


A mission of reconciliation, discovery of family history, and a chance at love.

I was thrilled to get the chance to catch up yet again with the Hennings as Andrew and Helen navigate the challenges of aging, meanwhile in the present their great grandson Jed struggles to find himself and rebuild family ties. Jed has worked non-stop the last few years to make his brother's vision a reality, taking little time for himself or personal relationships. I admired Jed for his level headed approach to things, he takes responsibility, and is a natural leader.

Holly is struggling to make ends meet, while dreaming of a future doing what she loves. I loved her heart for others and how she loves to share what she has with others, even when her life is far from perfect.

I loved returning to the Hennings family as this book continues to follow Andrew and Helen decades previous, while also catching up with their descendants in the present. The dual timelines are well written and compliment each other well. I loved the themes of faith and commitment, as Jed takes time to consider things he hasn't had time for the in the past. A heartwarming and enjoyable read about family, faith, new opportunities and lasting love.

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

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Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of over 80 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Her numerous awards include the RITA Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

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The Rose of Winslow Street by Elizabeth Camden ~ Review

My Review:

A titled family from Romania lays claim to Libby Sawyer's home, starting a legal battle that threatens to tear her heart apart.

Engrossing, and highly enjoyable read from one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Camden. There is so much to love about this book. Libby is a strong, kind-hearted, yet vulnerable character, I loved her empathy for the Michael's family even though they are pitted against each other. Libby is a beautifully unique and relatable heroine, ostracized by the town, she is a fantastic protagonist.

This book also has some stellar supporting characters, like the children of this story, who were so bright with curiosity and love of learning. Mirela is a mysterious, but incredibly strong young woman, and I love her relationship with Michael. Michael is a very protective and straightforward, common sense man, he wants to fix things, and take care of his loved ones, yet he is also one of the most tender people in the whole book. I like how he doesn't let Libby feed into her insecurities.

I also really liked the complexities of Libby's relationship with her father, it isn't black and white, and I love that realness.

This book is a very engaging read, and I loved how the characters would never be entirely how I had pegged them from the start. This book has some of the most memorable characters, and I loved the surprising twists that this story took along the way. Strong themes of family. I highly recommend this wonderfully entertaining, memorable read about the ties of family and love.

Opinions are my own. All books reviewed are either bought by myself, borrowed from a friend, or checked out from my local library, unless otherwise stated. 


Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews ~ Review

My Review:

A beautiful story of redemption, loss, and love.

This is a intriguing read that explores the mystery around the life of Job. Much of the inspiration behind this story comes from the histories hinted at in non-cannon texts and the lore of the time. I loved seeing how it all came together, placing Job as a contemporary of Jacob and Esau, taking into account the patriarch longer life spans and the political repercussions of the familial conflicts and how it affected later generations. So while this book explores things that cannot be 100 percent verified, I think it does a credible job of bringing the story together while also showing due reverence for the material.

This story is unique in many ways and Mesu Andrews deftly navigates the terrain, showing Job to be a righteous man, fair master, friend, and faithful husband, encompassing multiple love stories over the course of the book. Nogahla is absolutely delightful, I loved her forthright honesty and genuine concern for others. Dinah is a woman hardened and wisened by her experience, challenged to step out in faith, and I admired her hunger for the word of God. This author is a master of creating characters, writing realistically flawed people, making me come to care for characters that I really didn't want to like as much as I did, while also creating engaging arcs of growth that had me cheering for them.

Overall, I loved that this book took risks, but also showed reverence, while also wondering what Job's life and times might have looked like. This is well researched, with compelling characters that are human, flawed, and struggle just like we do. I have read many books by this author and it was amazing to go back to this first book that started it all, as she has become one of my favorites! I'll be honest I had my doubts about how a book about Job would be, but I should have known that Mesu Andrews could pull it off, because this book is beautiful and bittersweet in all the right ways, with a powerful message of God's goodness and how he redeems his people.

I bought this book with my own money, opinions expressed are my own. 


Explosive Situation by Terri Reed ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Detective Henry Rourke has been sidelined by an excessive force claim, and he's determined to prove his innocence and get back to work with his bomb sniffing K-9, Cody. Henry has a strong work ethic, and being a paperpusher just isn't for him, I liked that he wants to do what's right and keep others safe, and he has faith that the truth will get out.

Olivia Vance is the Internal Affairs agent sent to investigate his case, but when a bomb threatens, Henry and Cody are the best ones for the job. Olivia is healing from scars of her own, she's been through a lot, and has much more to figure out. I admired her for her strength in the face of hard times, carrying on with her duties, and learning to trust even more in God's plan.

Fast paced and fraught with danger, this is a tight read that had me guessing on how the author would make the situations play out. I liked how Henry is very close to his sister, and can be overprotective of her. He is a great detective, he and his dog make a great team. There was a great balance of action and relationship building. as well as faith. I especially liked Olivia's family. A satisfying read from beginning to end!

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


Don't Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Action-Packed present and past collide in this suspenseful, read rich in backstory.

Rae Burke is an investigative journalist, on the search for her sister-in-law who has suddenly gone missing. In order to do that she goes to the one man who has the skills to help her find Zoe. Rae is the last person that Liam McKade wants to help after his cover was blown protecting her  the last time, but he takes the job. As the plot unfolds did Rae and Liam, realize that the danger might be more than they even imagined.

Engaging and fast paced this book keeps you hanging on, not wanting to put it down as the story progresses and more secrets are revealed. Rae and Liam make a great team. Liam is very serious about his job, he is skilled at what he does and yet he is struggling to decide what to pursue next. Rae is daring, and wants to do whatever she can to bring Zoe home to her brother and young niece. Rae has a passion for bring the truth to light, but her impulsive nature can get her in trouble sometimes.

There is a lot going on in this book, interweaving the past with the present, bringing the tension of current suspense as well how the secrets of the past impact what is going on in the present in Rae and Liam's relationship. I liked how Liam and Rae are a great team, and though they can be opposites they compliment each other better than you'd think at first glance. The action was tight, but there was also time for great character development and relationship growth.

Overall a fantastically thrilling read from beginning to end, this book works well as a stand alone, as well as a companion part of the series. I like how the heavier backstory was well woven throughout the story, so it didn't ever feel like information dumping, and I was always eager to find out more. There are strong theme of faith, family and forgiveness throughout. This book sealed the deal for me, I'm a huge fan of this author and can't wait to see what she has coming out next!

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


My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt ~ Review

My Review:
Bittersweet and beautiful, this book brings to life the real-life romance between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maria von Wedemeyer in the dark days of WWII.

I procrastinated in reading this book for a long time because I knew how it would end, yet this book surpassed my expectations in so many ways, reverently handling this true story. Previous to this book I had read various books authored by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, Christ is in the Manger, and Life Together, as well as the acclaimed biography by Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, so my respect for Bonhoeffer was already very well developed and I as afraid that I would be disappointed in this book--but disappointed I was NOT.

Meticulously well written and researched, this author's hard work really shines especially in regard to realistically portraying Dietrich. I recognized many of the characteristics in him that I had noticed in my previous reading, and I loved how she honored those things, bringing him to life within these pages an an almost tangible way.  Maria is an inwardly lovely young woman, as well as outwardly, she is very self aware, respecting and caring for her family deeply.  I admired her determination, and devotion to Dietrich through it all.

This book shows the tenderness of a love given by God, against the stark realities of WWII and the sacrifices made for the sake of a better future. I loved how this book showed a softer side of Dietrich Bonhoeffer through his love for Maria, and hers for him, yet also stayed true to his character, with great attention to historical fact. I loved how this book also featured many strong friendships. I also liked how the faith of the characters was prominently shown realistically as a very big part of their lives. This is a stunning historical read, bittersweet, stark, and tender. Highly recommend!

I checked this book out at my local library, opinions expressed are my own. 


The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

When a oil rig death appears to be more than accident, Coast Guard Investigator Rissi Dawson and newcomer to the team, Mason Rogers are put on the case.

The team is back in this thrilling companion to The Killing Tide, while it's not necessary to read the previous book, and this book could stand well on it's own, I felt that there was a lot more reader payoff for me coming into this book already familiar with much of the team. Rissi grew up in the foster care system, a survivor of abuse, with a passion for bringing criminals to justice, using her gifts of observation to draw out details that help her team. She's always looked up to Mason, and saw him as a hero with a heart for others.

Mason is a man of action, naturally protective and daring, he courageous fights to keep people safe, a job transfer brings him face to face with Rissi, after years apart.

I loved the camaraderie of the whole team, as they work together and tease each other, and challenging each other to bring their best to the table. I also liked getting to know Noah, Caleb, Emmy, Brooke, and Logan better. There are some great supporting storylines, that add to the suspense and drama. I liked how this book had a driving plot, thrilling yet not as violent in nature as the previous book in this series, which I actually enjoyed more.

Overall, this was a engaging and immersive read that had me hanging on, not wanting to put it down. This book is a very entertaining and captivating read, I loved that I enjoyed the character and relationship building, as well as supporting storylines, just as much as the action packed scenes, and it made the book so much more enjoyable and balanced as a whole. Highly recommend this fantastic read, and I can't wait to see what is next for this amazing team!

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


Line by Line by Jennifer Delamere ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Career driven and independant, Alice and Douglas find a kindred spirit when they cross paths, but could there be more than their well laid plans?

Alice is telegraph operator, confirmed spinster, with modern sensibilities. She is determined to make her own way in the world, without a man. I admired her self sufficiency and how she took initiative to pursue a career, she is very intelligent and a modern woman for her time.

 While Douglas is very career driven and focused on attaining the next goal to take him one step further away from the poverty that marked his youth. Douglas and Alice are very set on their current trajectories, but as they get to know each other they find themselves questioning what they thought they wanted.

Slow to start, it took awhile for me to warm to this book, but it picked up speed as it moved along. Douglas and Alice are very set on their paths and stubborn, but I loved how this story shows how sometimes there are better things than what we plan for ourselves. There were great moments that were bright spots in this book, but I wish that more of their moments together had been captured as I think that it would have added depth to their friendship as it grew. A romance about being surprised by love.

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


Following the Evidence by Lynn Shannon ~ Blog Blitz and Giveaway

Following the Evidence Blog Blitz 
Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Following the Evidence by Lynn Shannon, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Following the Evidence
Title: Following the Evidence 
Author: Lynn Shannon 
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense 
Release Date: July 7, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Bringing a tracking dog to town 
put her in a killer’s sights

Inheriting a ranch is a fresh start for Emma Pierce, her baby and her search-and-rescue dog—until someone tries to kill her. But Sheriff Reed Atkinson won’t let anyone hurt his first love…especially when they uncover a connection to his vanished sister.

Can Reed solve both cases before he loses his sister and the woman he’s falling for all over again?


Beyond the windshield, Emma could see the lights of her home winking through the trees. Her daughter would be asleep now, nestled in her bed, along with her stuffed lamb. Should they leave town? Abandon Helping Paws? The idea was gut-wrenching but there was more to consider than just herself. She had a daughter to protect.
Lord, please give me strength and guidance. Tell me what I’m supposed to do.
Reed squeezed her hand and she interlocked her fingers with his. A simple gesture and yet it brought her comfort. She wasn’t in this alone.
Have faith. It was easy during good times. So much harder in the darker ones. Life was testing her, throwing curveballs she hadn’t expected, but Emma had moved to Heyworth for a reason. She believed God was leading her. Maybe, just maybe, He’d sent Reed to help her through it.
The headlights picked up an object sailing through the night. It landed on the road in front of them. Emma blinked. Was that...a grenade?
“Reed!” she shouted.
He swerved. Emma’s head slammed into the side of the SUV. A bright light preceded the sound of exploding glass. Then they were tumbling over and over.
Everything went black.




Lynn Shannon 
Lynn Shannon writes novels that combine intriguing mysteries with heartfelt romance. Raised in Texas, she believes pecans and Blue Bell ice cream are must-haves for every household. Lynn lives with her husband, two children, an extremely spoiled dog, and a turtle who hibernates half the year. You can find her online at www.lynnshannon.com.

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The Peasant's Dream by Melanie Dickerson ~ Review

My Review:

A duke's daughter, Adela fights for the chance to fall in love with a worthy man of her own choosing.

The eleventh and final installment in the Hagenheim Saga, follows Adela the youngest daughter of the the Duke of Hagenheim, she is artistically gifted, with an eye for color and beauty. She meets a kindred spirit in the marketplatz, a talented woodcarver, Frederick. Though engaged in a courtship with a neighboring member of the nobility, she can't help but be drawn to Frederick, who understands the way that she sees the world.

I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, wholesome story of sacrifice and friendship. I liked how Adela has learned from observing her family members, yet isn't afraid to make her own way, and she's alright if that doesn't mean strapping on a sword or bow. She is thoughtful and kind, and I liked how her parents take time to listen to her and respect her judgements, while still being protective of her.

Frederick is a noble son, caring for his family, and working hard on his family's farm. He does his best to protect his mother and sisters from their father's drunken behaviour. I loved his strong moral compass, and his heart for putting others first. He is probably one of my favorite heroes in this series, because though humble of birth and situation, that didn't matter, he still fought for what was right.

This was an engaging read, and I loved the strong themes of family and faith, along with well developed side characters and storylines, secrets and character development. I really appreciated this story, with a thoughtful heroine who stands up for herself but also doesn't need to take up a weapon. Well written and a fitting conclusion to this memorable series--though I'm against Toby popping up somewhere in the future! 

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


A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus ~ Just Read Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

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A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus
Title: A Father's Promise 
Author: Mindy Obenhaus 
Publisher: Love Inspired  
Release Date: June 16, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He doesn't think he deserves a family... 
but now he has a daughter.

Stunned to discover he has a child, Wes Bishop isn't sure he's father material. But his adorable daughter needs him, and he can't help feeling drawn to her mother, Laurel Donovan -- a woman he's finally getting to know.

But can this sudden dad overcome a past tragedy that has him convinced he's not meant to be a husband or a father...and make a promise of forever?


Mindy Obenhaus is back with this second chance romance, set in the town of Bliss, Texas.

Laurel Donovan comes to Bliss for a new start, she is befriended by other women who are all active members of the community. Laurel is the mother to a young daughter, Sarah Jane, who is adorable and loved by all. I admired her optimism and strong faith.

Wes Bishop is a Veteran, who wants to make up for lost time with his daughter. I like how he is cool headed and rational, he takes the time to connect with Laurel and Sarah Jane, who adores him. He has changed a lot in the last 2 years, and wants to be a better man.

I loved the friendships in this book and how Laurel's friends and the town all embrace her and her daughter, even playfully fighting over babysitting privileges.

This is a wonderful new series, very entertaining and highly enjoyable. I loved the community of Bliss, and can't wait to return in the future. This is a heartwarming read, with great character interaction, faith, friendships, and family. A fantastic start to a new series, well paced, with great characters that you can cheer for all the way through. You'll definitely want to pick this one up before it's gone!

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




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 copious amounts of the Hallmark Channel.

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