Monday, August 14, 2017

Here Comes the Bride Hope Ramsay- Chapel of Love #3



Description:

There goes the groom . . .
For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge.

Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie's better off without Brandon. But Laurie's father - and Andrew's boss - isn't going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he's made it Andrew's problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie -- and planning a proposal of his own.

My thoughts on the book:
Laurie is left standing at the altar by the man she was suppose to marry, the man who was suppose to love her no matter what. However it seemed he had other plans and she was left trying to figure things out with more questions the answers. Will she be able to get to the bottom too things while everyone else seems to have other plans for her?  Andrew is being pulled every which way and it seems no matter what he does not one is happy. His boss wants him to help Laurie and Brandon get back together. It seems there may be more to everything the meets the eye. Will he be able to be honest to himself and those involved in all of this crazy madness?

I have read the other few of the books in this series and have really enjoyed them, this one was really not a favorite of mine. I felt this book is about matchmaking gone rogue and it added a twist you really didn't accept which added the fun element to this book and you found your self laughing and rolling your eyes at Aunt Pam and her crazy antics. Off the bat the author makes it known Andrew is dealing with a past relationship and healing however he came off more as a push over and kind of didn't have much of a backbone I guess I wanted more from him so it got a little annoying. I did enjoy reading this story it flowed well and Laurie had this empowering kick butt but be a good girl type of attitude which made the book fun to read because you didn't know what was going to happen next. This book does have adult scenes in it. This book is so worth the read if your following this series. I am not sure where the author is going next but I can't wait to ready Courtney, Matt, Roxy, Daniel and Ryan's stories all play a part in this book and super fun characters

Where you can buy the book:
www.barnesandnoble.com
www.amazon.com


Where you can connect with the author:
hoperamsay.com



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Friday, August 11, 2017

Sweet Home Cowboy Marin Thomas



Description:

When Marietta newcomer Elena Puente is coerced into attending a speed-dating event at the popular Copper Mountain Chocolate shop, she’s blindsided by a serious attraction to local cowboy, Wesley Banks.
Still recovering from a broken engagement, the first-grade teacher from Las Vegas isn’t looking for romance. She’s in Montana to get to know the great-grandfather she never knew existed until she found some hidden family letters. Judge Kingsley is a grouchy recluse and he’s far from welcoming, but Elena is determined to stay in town long enough to give his neglected estate on Bramble Lane a facelift.
Elena’s resolve to avoid romance is tested when she discovers Wesley is the caretaker of her grandfather’s rural property. Soon, she and the cowboy are attending more speed-dating events at the chocolate shop and she’s seeking his advice on how to deal with his ornery boss. Local gossips wager the old Judge will run Elena out of town before anything serious develops between her and Wesley. But Wesley’s a determined man, too, and he’s betting Elena belongs in Marietta forever…with him.



My thoughts on the book:

Elena finds out a family secret and sets off on a journey to find answers. When she stubbles into a speed dating situation she goes with it, I mean whats the worse that can happen right. Wesley is ready to get married have kids and live an amazing life, just one problem he can't find a women that wants the same. When his boss' granddaughter catches his eye it seems that they both are going different ways in life but he wonders if only. Will they both get what they are looking for or will they both find themselves at an impasse?

I love all things Marrietta Montana, and this book did not disappoint at all. I felt like Elena was willing for bring the pass to the for front to find healing no matter what brick walls she was hitting. I loved her and her take no prisoner attitude she was just cocky enough that you find your self saying "wow this girl has no filter and I love it". I loved how Wes did not take much either. He had this loving, kind spirit in the book and you just found yourself truly connecting with them and they feel like they are friends not characters in books. I so loved this sweet story and I wanted so much more because the story was just that amazing. The author did an amazing job at letting the story flow and getting you sucked in. You can not go wrong with this book super fun and super clean read. 

Where you can buy the book:

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Where you can connect with the author:
www.marinthomas.com


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Lawman's Apache Moon Debra Holt- Texas Lawman Series #2




Description:

"No more detours!" That was the promise Angelina Lord made to herself when she accepted a ride from a wedding in Texas, with the best man to her destination in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What could possibly go wrong?

Angelina is focused on one thing–opening a fashion boutique in Santa Fe. What she really doesn’t need is one full-of-himself lawman with his aggravating air of superiority and soul-searing eyes…not to mention heart-stopping kisses…coming to her rescue. If she lets him get too close to the truth, he could bring down the wall she erected around her well-ordered life and her heart.

United States Marshal Jace Blackhawke holds family and traditions as the center of his life. He isn’t part of Angie’s world and she certainly isn’t part of his. Will their differences prove to be too insurmountable in the face of the truth that will not stay silent?


My thoughts on the book:

After so many delays she is finally on her way to Santa Fe, it may not be with her best friend in tow but she is going to continue to follow her dream to open a store there. Angie has a secret about her past few know about and she would like to keep it that way. The closer Jase gets to her the hard it is to protect her heart. Can she come out of Santa fe unscathed or will her heart be in need of healing again? Jase has not always had it easy and he enjoys the bachelor life. When things take a turn he knows he needs to protect his heart even in the temporary situation he talked Angie in. But can he walk away when its all over or will it all be to much for them both forcing him to come clean?

I really enjoyed this series so far, this book does not need to be read in order but should because both are amazing, and you catch up with Clay and Kaitlyn in this book. I really enjoyed the back in forth with both characters they were fun to read and the crazy comments back and forth was super fun, I loved how they tended to "label" each other. I really enjoyed the passion in this book. I will say that there are some indication of adult scenes in this book so it may not be suitable for all ages. I really enjoyed how the author took the time describe the colors of the south west where you feel like you were right there with the characters. This book really flowed well and the story seemed to draw you in, in any and all aspects, it was super fun read and super enjoyable. I can't wait to read more from both this author and this series. 

Where you can buy the book:

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www.barnesandnoble.com


Where you can connect with the author:
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www.debraholtbooks.com



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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Beneath Copper Falls Colleen Coble- Rock Harbor #6



Description:

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor? 

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home—and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.


My thoughts on the book:

Dana has decided after dating a man who is not safe any longer maybe it would be better if she moved home this way she could be close to her friends and family and maybe they could help her. She never expected there to be more danger and secrets to uncover then when she came home and things start to reveal them self and she started to question what was really going on. Can she stay safe or is there more then meet the eye in this small town she called home once? Boone, is broken and scarred inside and out and he knows if he will ever find happiness again he needs to learn to let it go. But when he looses someone close to him and then his past seems to just come face to face with him he wonders what can happen next. When he seeks to help protect Dana he starts to wonder is there more then meets the eye with the world he had held so much anger towards?

OH MY GOODNESS, I just can't with this book. Literally from page one to the last page you are left guessing what the author is going to throw at you next and it keeps you on the edge of your seat for sure. The author has a way of sucking you in and then all of a sudden the book is over with. Wow just wow. I really enjoyed this book and wanted so much more from this story about these two. I am hoping they will appear in cameos in another book. (Its not a cliff hanger ending but you just get sucked into this book you are left wanting more.) I loved while this is a mystery the author kept the book good, clean and fun. I really enjoyed the biblical aspect of it as well. While Dana was trying to face a dangerous situation she was trying to get here heart right with God and see his handy work in whatever she faced on a day to day bases, and that seems to matter most. I enjoyed how Boone was broken he didn't come off as "whinny" but came off as a broken man looking for healing. If you want a book that will keep you guessing with every page turn seriously grab this book you will not regret it

Where you can connect with the author:
colleencoble.com


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Lavender House Hilary Boyd



Description:
Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother Frances, and her struggling daughter Louise, frequent user of Nancy's babysitting services, it seems Nancy's fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it looks like her family is all she has.

Then she meets Jim. Smoker, drinker, unsuccessful country singer and wearer of cowboy boots, he should be completely unsuited to the very together Nancy. And yet, there is a real spark.
But Nancy's family don't trust Jim one bit. They're convinced he'll break her heart, maybe run off with her money - he certainly distracts her from her family responsibilities.

Can she be brave enough to follow her heart? Or will she remain glued to her family's side and walk away from one last chance for love?


My thoughts on the book:
Nancy is finally divorced and it seems that a second chance at love might be around the corner. However it seems her family may not like that idea and has other plans for it. When she is pulled every which way she knows something has to give but she doesn't want to be forced to choose. Will she have to give it all up before it's to late or risk loosing someone close to her? Jim has been putting off his divorce long enough but being content with the way things are he doesn't seem to be in a hurry to change that. But when faced with keeping a secret from someone he loves he knows now may be the time to change his life or risk loosing it all. 

I was not a fan of this book. This book was about romance of all ages, the characters seemed to be geared more to ages 60-70s and now after some unforeseen circumstances they were looking for love again while juggling everyday life. I felt like this story was intense and lack humor and some lighthearted moments, even from the kids in the book. I felt like the author portrayed Nancy as someone who was weak, instead of someone who was independent and strong. I wish the book would have been more about Nancy's Daughter and her husband I enjoyed them in the book. I just felt like this book was lacking for me. This book does contain strong language and adult scenes through out. This book may be right for the right person it just wasn't for me. 

Where you can buy the book:
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www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
hilaryboyd.com



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Friday, July 28, 2017

Gathering the Threads Cindy Woodsmall- The Amish Summer Grove #3





Description:


Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves,
Will Ariana’s new perspectives draw her family closer together—
or completely rip them apart?

After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana’s Daed doesn’t understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family?

Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana’s arrival threatens to unravel Skylar’s new identity—and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart.

Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.

My thoughts on the book:

Ariana is back home and things just aren't as they were when she left. She seem to upset the "cattle cart" and now it seems everyone wants to silencer her. Can she convince her amish parents she's still the girl they raised but now has a different way of thinking?

I have truly fell in loved with this series and this book sure did not disappoint. I am sad to see that this is the third and final book but am so going to grab more from this author. In this series each character is faced with a secret that disrupts there lives and question everything they know. In this book they are faced with hope, forgiveness, love, grace and healing and facing the anger and hurt of the past and present. I loved how in this book the author continued to throw twist into the story and keep you interested in what was going to happen next. I loved the mystery element in this book that didn't happen in the other books. I loved how this story ended and how the author ended the book with an amazing follow up on what took place with all the characters. I really had a hard time putting this book and you will not be disappointed at all. 

This is the third an final book and should read the other books in order.  


Where you can connect with the author:
www.cindywoodsmall.com



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fraying the Edge Cindy Woodsmall - The Amish of Summer Grove #2



Description:
Family, community, faith, and love.
These “quilt blocks” sewn together made Ariana’s beautiful life.
When they are pulled to pieces,
will anything familiar remain?


The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she’s immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana’s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living Englisch, can steady the tilting ground between Ariana’s two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals?

At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life—no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can’t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and a deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn’t belong in either family.

New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they’ll need to follow God’s threads into unexpected futures?

Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.


My thoughts on the book:

Ariana is given an ultimatum to spend a year with her bio parents or her dad will sue her amish parents. She is now doing everything they want but the pressure seems to much and she wonders how much more they can expect from her before she can go back to the simple way of living. Sky is given a choice live a year with her bio parents or rehab. She feel like her parents are just trying to dump her and her problems on someone else cause now the have the "perfect" daughter. They are both faced with a new life a new future and new way at looking at things and most of all they need to work through the pain that finding they were switched and now faced with everything. Can the work beyond it and learn to accept there new families or will it all be just to much?

This amish series is completely different then some of the other amish books I have read. This book does not try to even make it seem like the amish live this certain "perfect' life, this book as well as the first one they seemed to be portrayed more as a cult. That being said it made for a very good and interesting read. This book was just as good if not better then the first one. You are all over the place with emotions, you find your self laughing, crying and getting mad. The author did an amazing job with each one of these characters, my heart broke for both girls and what they are faced with. I keep hoping that Quill and Ariana fall in love but I am sure there is so much more fun to come in the next book. Family is super important with amish and it really showed in this series. Hands down this book is worth the read. 

This book is part of a series and should be read as such.

Where you can connect with the author:
www.cindywoodsmall.com




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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ties that Bind Cindy Woodsmall- The Amish Summer Grove series #1




Description:
Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach.

Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.
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Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.

Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series.


My thoughts on the book:
Ariana is faced with some news she would rather have not received and now she just has to find away to keep her family together. She also comes face to face with Quill and face she thought she would never see again. Can she see her dreams come true and help her family or will it all come to head with secrets that are being kept? Quill is back home to check on his mom when he runs into the one girl who has always held his heart and the one person he has never wanted to hurt. But when she finds out he has a bunch a secrets can he convince her he's only trying to help her not hurt her?

This book is really not about a love story I would say I would say this book is about finding out who you are and finding yourself and finding hope when it seems like there is none. I really loved how with this book while there was a little romance stirring the book, the book was more about the importance of family and how important it was to valve and to belong. I really enjoyed that the author did not try and sugarcoat anything, she didn't try and make anyone perfect, but she made each one you interacted with in the story have some sort of struggle. While Ariana and Quill seem to be the main characters in the story there are a few other characters but it was easy to follow who was who and what was going on. I think there was one small tiny part that I loved how over all the story flowed and I found the book completely hard to put down. I can't wait to find out what happens next. 


Where you can connect with the author:
www.cindywoodsmall.com



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Amish Cooking Class - The Blessing Wanda E. Brunstetter- The Amish Cooking Class #2



Description:
Return to the Troyer farm where Heidi welcomes six new cooking class students who experience the healing hand of God.

Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi’s table.

During each class, Heidi teaches culinary skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her students—though, this time Heidi’s own hurting heart will need some healing nourishment.

This is the second book in The Amish Cooking Class series.
Book #1:  The Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers



My thoughts on the book:
This is a follow up to the first book you catch up with some of the characters from the first book but also get introduced to another group of characters. In this book Heidi and Lyle are faced with some disappointment but also take it in stride and now have a few huge choices to make. Heidi decides to take on a other group of people for this book with teaching cooking. There are six people not including Heidi, however that being said it was not hard to keep up with what was going on. Each person faced something that impacted there life and there story was told. The author did an amazing job making it all flow and not make it seem like to much going on with that many characters. It was also nice to catch up with some of the people from the first book as well. Fair warning though you will feel hungry with the amount of food that is being made through out this book. I liked how Lyle is there and he seems like the silent type but he loves Heidi with such an amazing love that just jumps off the pages. This book has a strong healing and forgiveness message through out and no matter what your being faced with it reminds you to love one another no matter what anyone is going through. This book does not disappoint at all and is well worth the read. 

Where you can connect with the author:
wandabrunstetter.com


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Leave The Night On Laura Trentham- Cottonbloom #4




Description:

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancé’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton’s whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton’s shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage—and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she’s got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?


My thoughts on the book:

Boy from the wrong side of the river just trying to make a living and help his brothers garage succeed and make a name for its self. When I'm walks the girl who he spent his whole childhood trying to get her to notice him. She finds out a huge secret that he fiancé has been keeping and she hatches a plan, but now she has to convince the boy who was never nice to her to help her out. Can the both help each other of will it all come to a head and blow up in their faces?
This book really was light hearted and fun. I loved how vulnerable the author made Sutton and much spit fire she has in her when faced with something she needs to fight for. I really have fun reading this story how both characters while loved their families, they both seems to have issues with them for each of their own ways. I really loved Wyatt's aunts they are super fun and enjoyable to read. The chemistry between Sutton and Wynn was explosive even though they tend to fight there feelings. I also enjoyed the togetherness of the two towns and no matter what when everyone was in everyones business they still came together to help in times of needs. The book does contain some adult language and scenes, so it may not be suitable for all readers.  This book was super fun and well worth the read. 




Where you can connect with the author:
www.lauratrentham.com


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Give Hope a Chance S.J. McCoy - A Chance and Hope #3



Description:

This is the final part of Chance and Hope's trilogy. We left them in a good place at the end of Finding Hope. Now it's time to see how their story concludes.

Chance is starting to relax and to believe that he and Hope can have a future together. She's moving to Montana to be with him, but will a visit to Summer Lake help him decide to give Hope a chance—or will he find that he can't let go of the past?

Hope knows she's found the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Chance keeps talking about their future, but he's a man who doesn't make promises. Ever. She thinks he wants to marry her, but he isn't asking—and how can he? As far as she's concerned, saying "I do" is the most important promise you can make.
The future is looking bright for these two, but will the past always overshadow it?
This book is intended for adult readers 18+
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This is the third and final book in A Chance and a Hope series. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.
Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance


My thoughts on the book:

Chance is forced to come face to face with the past and either put it behind him or keep holding on for dear life. When he is also faced with a decision of where to go to next with Hope. Hope is ready to take this next step in her life and she is all to happy to do it with Chance. But when family and friends starting asking whats next she is faced with weather Chance can put the past in the past and make the biggest promise of all. Can love conquer it all? 
This book reminds me of when you use to write your best friend a letter and you had to patiently wait for the rest of the story and it comes and you are already in love with it. The one thing that kind of drove me nuts through out this story was Chance and his second guessing Hope's true motives. I loved how amazing and grounded Hope is. I loved how even when you don't have "family" you make family. I grew up that way so this story I get all to well. I felt like with all that Hope and her Dad had faced that the love that they showed in this book for each other and those in there lives was amazing and truly summed up that love with out end is pretty amazing even in the hurt. I really enjoyed how the author did word plays on there names so in deep points in the book you found yourself laughing. This book is going to make you laugh and cry thats for sure, but its also a great memory of how important love is. This book does have some adult language and scenes but so well worth the read. 


Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com


Where you can connect with the author:
www.sjmccoy.com
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Loving the Texas Lawman Charlene Sands- Forever Texan book #2


Description:
The last thing honorable Sheriff Jack Walker needs is a blast from the past, but that’s exactly what he gets when his high school love, now sexy lingerie designer, Jillian Lane arrives on his doorstep needing his help and protection.

Jillian is desperate to save her company, Barely There and turning to Jack Walker, the town hero, is her only option. The trouble she left behind in California has followed her home, leaving Jack no choice but to protect her. Unwittingly, Jillian's put everything Jack has ever wanted in life at risk.

The years have not made it easier for Jack to say no to his first love, but saying yes may threaten all he holds dear. Jack may have a solution: marriage–the temporary kind. And how can a girl from the wrong side of the tracks refuse a marriage proposal from her one-time love?


My thoughts on the book:

Jillian has come home and can already feel she is not going to get a welcome mat, she just wants to belong and she has come up with a plan and she's hoping Jack will help her this one last time. Jack has everything going for him he loves his job, he loves his town they all consider him a hero and now he is trying to save a little boy who has become a huge part of his life. When a blast from the past comes to town he is forced to make a choice he normally would not make. Can he salvage this mess that he's been thrown into or will trouble just be to much for both of them?
You can never beat good cowboy story. This small town is no different then every small town america, there is gossip, people who always in your business, everyone has a story they want to hide behind. That is the same case with Jillian and Jack. They find themselves in separate situations where they need each other and the author keeps you hooked just trying to find out what happens next in this crazy town. The love between these two even though they fight it is explosive the author did an amazing job keeping you hooked with the little bit of suspense, a love that was beyond understanding. This book was a super fun read. There is adult language and adult scenes throughout so it may not be for all readers. 


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www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.charlenesands.com


While at amazon check out Charlene Sands' other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Montana Home Kathy Hendrickson


Description:
Carrie Vernon knows her powerful father has no love for her except as a pawn in his evil plans. Receiving a letter asking her to elope with the handsome rancher who’s been courting her, she defies her father to follow her heart.
Hank Anderson has survived on his small ranch with hard work and the sheer will to make it prosper, and he desires the beautiful Carrie by his side. After he refuses to sell his ranch to Carrie’s father, cattle and horses are stolen and fences destroyed on the ranch. And he knows exactly who is causing the problems. But can he overlook the fact that maybe Carrie is part of her father’s plan?
Will their love and family survive the cruelty of a man bent on destroying them both to get what he wants?

My thoughts on the book:
Carrie is set to do what she wants and not what her dad expects. But what she didn't know was her dad had other plans. Hank is finally happy to have the love of his life in his home and ready to make a go at it with her. But he has a secret and it seems her dad is set to destroy them and he thinks Carrie might be involved. Can the over come the heartache and the loss' to the ranch or will it all be to much for them?
I am not a fan of historical fiction most of the time once in a while I will grab a book such as this one and end up surprised at how much I enjoyed it. This book could also be considered a very modern day read with a few changes and it packs a punch full or suspense which I really didn't expect. I really loved Jeremiah and his role in this book along with Biscuit, I felt like they had such a huge role  and added a fun element to an on the edge of your seat kind of read. I also enjoyed that the author kept the book a good clean read so it would be suitable for all reads. This book was short read and really reminds you of a simple life back in the 1800s when they had a different kind of struggle then we face today. I would highly recommend this simple fun read. 

Where you can buy the book:
www.barnesandnoble.com
www.amazon.com

Where you can connect with the author:
kathyhendricksonauthor.com


While at amazon check out Kathy Hendrickson's other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Matter of Trust Susan May Warren Montana Rescue #3



Description:
Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he's remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can't seem to find his footing--or forget the woman he loved, who betrayed him.

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight as the second-youngest senator in the country. But she has a secret--one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.

When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn't so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he'll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother, a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.

But old sparks relight as they search for the missing snowboarder--and suddenly, they are faced with emotions neither can deny. But when Ella's secret is revealed, can they learn to trust each other--even when disaster happens again?

My thoughts on the book:

Gage has finally got his life back together after somebody destroyed his career. With the snow creating avalanche like condition he has to protect his mountain and his team, it seems though the past has a way of catching up with you when you least expect it. Ella has not been back in Montana since the last time she saw Gage. This trip is to save her brother from himself before he does something stupid. However it seems that she might be to late. Can she protect the one last person who is related to her, or will Gage send her away even though she is hiding a huge secret?
This book did not disappoint at all. The author has a way of writing suspense thats different then your normal murder mystery. How ever she has a way of getting the readers attention and keeping you on the edge of you seat waiting and wondering what is going to happen next. The other thing I really enjoyed in this book was the way that the author created a mental picture you could almost see yourself there in the thick of the action holding your breath along with the characters instead of reading an account of whats happening. When Gage is forced to face a choice your also reminded with choice that sometime you have to face in order to get pass the past. This book seriously was pack full of action and in the end leads up to the next book which I can not wait to get my hands on. I truly can't wait to see where this group goes next. I also hope to there is a lot more to come. I highly recommend this book. Its the perfect summer read, and if you haven't read the other books in the series grab them to because you won't want to put them down. 

Where you can connect with the author:
www.susanmaywarren.com


While at amazon check out Susan May Warren's other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Finding Love at the Oregon Coast: A Romantic Novella Collection by Angela Ruth Strong , Christina Coryell, Heather Woodhaven , Lisa Phillips



Description:

When a wedding is cancelled, three bridesmaids and a runaway bride contemplate the true meaning of love in four related romance novellas.

By Heather Woodhaven--Finding Love in Lincoln City: Liz feels stuck at her little beach magazine until a handsome rival sparks more than just friendly competition.

By Lisa Phillips--Finding Love in Oceanside: Anabeth is looking to get out of her rut when a fender bender and a bizarre date with a former marine leads her to a life of love she could never have imagined.

By Christina Coryell--Finding Love in Cannon Beach: Kadence feels the pressure to write a perfect love song, but an unexpected meeting with a musician will have her living one instead.

By Angela Ruth Strong--Finding Love in Seaside: Christina plans to spend her honeymoon alone, but when the bed and breakfast owner offers her a position as cook, she starts to feel at home in his kitchen…and in his arms.


My thoughts on the book:

Finding Love in Lincoln City:   Sometimes finding love takes loosing something or seeing your friends loose something to shake your world up. In this book Liz is faced with a family secret that destroyed her belief in what could be. When faced with the possibility of love or being single she reaches out to God for answers but is she getting the ones she wants or the one God wanted for her. This book was fun love story with a competitive nature back and forth between the main characters looking for love why doing a job the both love.

Finding Love in Oceanside:   After a failed friends wedding Anabeth starts to question her journey. With a few days off she decides to head to her moms in hopes for some time on the beach and some answers. When Mitch crashes into her life she also sees that life could be so much more if she could just get past the doubt. Such a fun book with lots of fun characters. Mitch's dad is old school but seems to have a flare for fun and mischief which is evident in this story. I love how just like the previous story the draw of the ocean cities is a way to find peace and connect with God while finding hope for the future

Finding love in Cannon Beach:  Two awkward closet geeks have one big thing in common music. Can music bring the through the brokenness and help them find what they are looking for? In this book Kadence is left more confused and frustrated with life after her best friends wedding ends with no one married her parents ask her to stay with and aunt and she seeks comfort in the quiet beach life. Foster has a bit of a gypsy spirit and is happy for now helping those in this small Oregon town. The thing about this story that seemed to confuse me a little was the awkwardness between the main characters and some times the pull towards each other didn't make sense but seemed forced. I did however enjoy the eccentric Nan she seemed to have a small role that packed a large punch and not someone to be double crossed 

Finding love in Seaside:   Christina is faced with weather or not did she make the right choice when she decided to leave her Ex-fiance at the alter. She feel like in her heart it was the right choice but when she takes a honeymoon all alone and comes face to face with reality her head and her heart just don't seem to be adding up. In this story while short like the other three it seemed to flow well and seemed like there was more to come with Dave and his brothers. I liked  while Christina is faced with so trials it didn't seem to weigh the story down and the author used characters like Sam to add a light  hearted fun loving feel to the story. I think out of  all of the four stories this had to be my favorite. Christina and Dave both seemed to find looking for healing in the brokenness, and it made them super relatable. 


All three friends seem to have their worlds rocked by one friends decision to not get married but tried to find healing in all the craziness. I enjoyed that all the stories were tired together and all the stories seem to have a purpose each different. I was not a fan of all the stories but the others made up for it and it was nice to read a good clean christian romance story. Definitely a good summer read.
Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.angelaruthstrong.com
www.christinacoryell.com
www.writingheather.com
www.authorlisaphillips.com



While at amazon check out Angela, Christina, Heather and Lisa's  other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Maybe This Summer Jennifer Snow Colorado Ice Series



Description:
Always a wingman . . .

Owen McConnell is used to being ignored. After all, it's only when he appears as the Colorado Avalanche's team mascot that he gets all the attention. When the costume is off, women tend to gravitate toward his famous hockey player friends. But after he meets lovely, damaged Paige Adams, he knows he can be the star player for her. She's raising funds for the hospital burn unit, and Owen's determined to help her out---and sweep her off her feet.

The burn unit has been near and dear to Paige's heart ever since the doctors helped her after a vicious attack. Yet the scars---both emotional and physical---haven't faded as much as she'd hoped. She's closed herself off from relationships, and the thought of opening up is terrifying. But Owen's sexy charm might be just the push Paige needs to start loving again.

My thoughts on the book:
He seems to always be over shadowed by his "hot" looking friends, as they are slowing going off the market Owen realizes he just might not find the "one". When he goes to a meeting and he runs into the women of his dreams he starts to wonder if Love at first sight is real.
Paige is not looking for anything from anyone unless they can help her with the kids in her burn unit. When she comes face to face with Owen he make her "feel". Something she hasn't done in ages. Can she come out of her shell and start believing in her self?
I love this series of books. I can't wait to dive into the other books. This group of friends and family just have a way of getting to the heart of the matter and making you enjoy the books. This book though short didn't feel like it was missing anything. I really enjoyed the way the author does not even try to make any of the character in the book perfect but all of them have flaws and heartache. This book does have adult scene in it, not graphic but its there, other then that it was nice to read a book were not every other word was a curse word. This was a quick read and so worth it. I think this series would be a fun summer read for anyone. 

Where you can buy the book:
www.barnesandnoble.com
www.amazon.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.jennifersnowauthor.com


The Colorado Ice seriesMaybe This Kiss
Maybe This Time
Maybe This Love
Maybe This Summer
Maybe This Christmas

While at amazon check out  Jennifer Snow's  other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beware the Ranger Debra Holt


Description:
Twelve years ago, Kaitlyn Russell had a dream: living happily ever after with Clay Morgan. Except her grandmother had bigger plans for her beloved granddaughter and they didn't include life in the small town of McKenna Springs as the wife of a young, poor deputy. Kaitlyn's heart was broken when Clay and her grandmother convinced her to pursue her second love, Broadway stardom.

Texas Ranger Clay Morgan is a widower with a young son to raise. A dozen years before, he had to make the most difficult decision of his life when he agreed to let go of the only woman he'd ever loved so that she could pursue her dreams.

Now, fate and an old woman’s guilty conscience conspire to bring Clay and Kaitlyn back together once more. Will they be able to lay the past to rest and rekindle their love from the ashes?

My thoughts on the book:

Kaitlyn went to New York to follow her dream? She is on a road trip with her best friend and is summoned home for her grandmother and she is not happy about going back to the one place she never wanted to go back to and come face to face she wants to never see again. Clay has been in love with one girl his whole life but for the best of all involved he watched her walk away. When 12 years go by and he is now forced to face a past he would rather leave in the past he knows he can control his emotions and set everything aside to help gram. But will the past be to much for both of them?

I loved this fun cowboy story. I really enjoyed reading this sweet love story. They both seemed to skirt around the biggest issue throughout the book, but the chemistry between them really popped through out the story. There is no strong language in this book however there is a some adult talk in the book, other then that its a good clean read. I am excited to know more of Angie's story. Also there is one issue in the that I was not sure were were ever going to find out that happened however you do find out and its not what you think which was fun since it added another twist in an already fun story. If you are looking for a fun love story with lots of heartbreak and healing or over all just a fun love story you won't be disappointed. 

Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.debraholtbooks.com


While at amazon check out Debra Holt's other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Stardance Summer Emily March Eternity Springs series


Description:


Return to the beloved small town of Eternity Springs in the newest installment of Emily March’s New York Times bestselling series with A Stardance Summer.

Sometimes the end of one roadBrick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he's in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend's kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.
. . .is the start of another
Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she's put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?


My thoughts on the book:
Lili has hit a rough spot in her career and in her life when she reaches out to those close and doesn't get the response she expected she knows its time to take a break from reality and find herself. Will this adventure with the Alleycats lead to the answers she is seeking or will it leave her lost and wanting more? Brick is on the mend of a broken heart. He has opened his own Glamping/camping and it seems the popular spot he's in a good place with his family and his friends but he wants just a little bit more and he's not sure what that looks like. When the Alleycats take over his campground for the summer he comes face to face with a person from his past he starts to question everyone. Will he find the healing he needs or is he better off alone?
I love these books by Emily March and this book did not disappoint. This book has a bunch of nosey matchmakers who just so happen to be grandma's out enjoying retirement and the summer. I didn't know my grandma but I would think we would all want grandmas like them. I really loved how even though there were a bunch of people interacting with main characters the author didn't feel the need to name them all and make it confusing and hard to keep up, it made the story easy to follow yet added a fun element to the story. I enjoyed the family element in the story as well it made you want to meet them all and hang out with them. It truly made you feel like these characters were friends and family, not just a fictional story. There is a few curse words and the mention of adult scenes in the book so it may not be suitable for all ages, but this book was a super fun read. I think the only thing I didn't like was I wanted more about Patsy in the end. I hope Josh's story is coming he was a huge part of this story and I wanted to know more of his story. 

Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.emilymarch.com
While at amazon check out Emily March's other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Primrose Lane Debbie Mason Harmony Harbor #3


Description:
Love is the best medicine
Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn't have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she's got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He'd really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn't want his help. Since he's returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he's interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.


My thoughts on the book:
Olivia has been keeping a big secret from her new friends and painful past she would rather leave in the past. When the day is looming and she is forced to come face to face with the past. Can she deal with the past and seek out a future with her ex's daughter, or does someone else have other plans? Finn is home recovering from an injury, if he can just stay away from Olivia he just might be able to get back to Congo and the work there. He is still dealing with the past and it seems his family has other plans for him. Can he heal and get back to being a Dr. or will his family get their way when his healing is in question?
I love this series. I really enjoy these characters, the family and close friends who seem to become like family. This book doesn't disappoint with Olivia dealing with a past and some secrets that she would rather keep in the past the author keeps you guessing on whats going to happen next. There are twist and turns throughout this book with both Olivia and Finn. I like (or I am assuming) how the author is already building up at the end for the next book. I did not like Finn at first but he quickly grows on you.  I enjoy Colleen and Jaspers they are my favorite. There is some strong language in the book while minimal the book over all is super fun.  The other thing I like about this book as well as the other books in the series is there is an element of suspense to the book its not the whole story line but there is something always brewing in the back ground, your waiting to see where that is going to come into play next along the way and keeps you guess in a whole other way. I can't wait for more from this author. 

Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.authordebbiemason.com


While at amazon check out Debbie Mason's other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Not My First Rodeo 2 boxed set by Donna Alward, Jenna Bayley-Burke, Sarah M. Anderson


Description:

In Donna Alward’s Seducing the Sheriff, Cassidy’s first foray into online dating is an unqualified disaster. Witness to a bank robbery, she’s now in danger. Sexy sheriff Joe Lawson is willing do whatever it takes to protect her, even if that means hiding her away in his secluded mountain cabin.


In Roping the Rancher by Sarah M. Anderson, all Tommy knows is girls his own age don’t do it for him. Carly has no interest in being anyone’s cougar, but when Tommy says he’ll do whatever she tells him to, she can’t resist the chance to take what she wants from a man with no strings attached. But no one said anything about scarves...


In Jenna Bayley-Burke’s Captivating the Cowboy, aspiring designer Jules is about to head to New York. Before she leaves, she’s going to help widower Slade Weston find the perfect ranch wife, but finding his forever turns into schmexytimes. Jules doesn’t want to be a wife and mom, and Slade isn’t moving across the country. It’s just a fling, until she’s not sure where she truly belongs.


My thoughts on the book:

Suducing the Sheriff- 
Cassie is a independent strong headed person who's been hurt and is not ready for love. Joe has been set up on another blind date his sister chose only to realize maybe the person he wants is someone who's been there the whole time. These two have to battle their demons through the book and it keeps you wondering what's going to happen next. They have this natural chemistry with each other but don't know what to do with it. The story is super fun read and just sucks you in to the small town feel and I love that. I love novellas but I wanted just a little more of there story seemed a little rushed towards the end, but a super fun read for sure. If  I was rating just this story I would give it a 4 star. 


Captivating the Cowboy-
Jules just wants to belong and have family but she is also wants to further her career. When things take a turn and start to get interesting she holds her ground. Slade is on the hunt to find a wife now it's summer that put on hold everyone knows how busy a ranch can be. Will they be able to find hope for a future when everything else seems against them? The author did not disappoint with Jules, Jules is a firecracker through and through and the author did a good job and making her a strong take no prisoners while giving her a soft side too. At first I found the story lacking but that did change pretty quickly and it really drew you in.  I loved the small town feel each on of these stories has offered to far. If I was rating just this story I would give it a 4 star.


Roping the rancher -
Carly is years out of a bad relationship and she ready to find someone new. She just never thought it would be in the one place she said she would never find someone. Tommy is weeks away from graduating college and he's ready for a new adventure. He's sick of the same ol same ol girls so he wants to find something/someone different. Can they both find what they are looking for? Out of all three stories this one was my least favorite. The story seem to be lacking something I can't seem to put my finger on it. I wasn't a fan of either of the characters. Carly came from broken and that part of the story was pretty powerful but that seemed to be the only way to connect with any of the characters. If I was rating just this story I would give it a 2 star. 



Over all the group of books were fun to read for each of their own reasons they all are looking for love and hope to find it in the least likely places. Each on was done in a small town and in the first 2 stories they had some quirky characters and it was super fun and added to the over all story. Each story has strong language and adult scenes some more then others. Fun summer read for sure. 


Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:
www.donnaalward.com
www.jennabayleyburke.com
sarahmanderson.com



While at amazon check out Donna Alward, Jenna Bayley-Burke, Sarah M. Anderson's  other books.  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Run With the Wind Judy DuCharme - A Cowboy Christmas


Description:
Linney Merritt loves her life in the Florida scrub where she assists her Pa in raising and taking cattle to market. The new cowman, Cyrus John, appreciates the chance to start over. Marrying holds no interest for either, but they can’t help but be drawn to each other. And then, just before Christmas, they find themselves fighting together to save the life of a calf, all while discovering the One who can remove fears and provide forgiveness.
My thoughts on the book:

Linney lives at home and helps her dad with the farm. With her mom gone and a new hand on the ranch Linney starts to wonder if the chooses she has set in her head are the right was when her heart questions everything. Cy is heading towards home when his cousin gives him a heads up about a job. When Cy keeps a secret close to his heart it seems he is forced to come face to face with his fears. Will they both be able to over come their fears?
I have never read anything by this author so I wasn't sure what to expect. This book was short but packed an amazing story. Its placed during probably 1800 or early 1900s but there wasn't that historical feel to it, which was nice. I loved all the active characters in this book. I loved the names and the back and forth and I loved how Linney was an independent women but also was not afraid to seek help when needed. I loved her love for animals and how the characters enjoyed talking to them which allowed the personalities to shine out and make for a fun element in the story. I loved how this was a super clean read and I think the only downside or upside depends how you look at it was in the end I wanted more from these characters I wanted to know more and see more played out, but it ended perfectly. 

Where you can buy the book:
www.amazon.com

Where you can connect with the author:
Judithducharme.com


While at amazon check out Judy DuCharme's  other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.