Author: Cafinated Reads

Apr 26
Waiting On Wednesday 4-26-2017

Waiting On Wednesday 4-26-2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda Brunstetter Expected Publication: June 2017 Pre-Order: Amazon CBD New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter and Daughter-in-Law, Jean, Weave a Lighthearted Romance from Indiana’s Amish Country Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill—50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won’t work for her.  Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp. Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart? How did Thelma meet her husband?  Find out… Read more »

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Apr 25
Goddess Fish Promotions VBB Review + Scavenger Hunt:  A Mother’s Love by Charlotte Hubbard

Goddess Fish Promotions VBB Review + Scavenger Hunt: A Mother’s Love by Charlotte Hubbard

EXCERPT “I want three chickie legs and a big ole bunch of taters,” Gracie announced as she pointed to the food in the steam table. “Lotsa gravy, too—right, Matthias? Do you like lotsa gravy on your taters?” “That looks like awesome gravy.” Matthias smiled at the women who were filling his plate. “If I could have some on my chicken as well as my taters,” he said, winking at Gracie, “that would be wonderful. Denki, ladies. This is a fabulous meal.” As Rose gazed around the crowded greenhouse, looking for three empty chairs, she was very aware that folks were watching her—whispering about the man who followed her between the tables, carrying Gracie as though she were his. Rose wanted to announce, loud and clear, that Matthias Wagler was only here for the food. But they’ll know that’s not true. Just like you do. Rose’s cheeks tingled with heat. She hurried toward the last unoccupied table in the back corner of the big glassed-in room, not meeting anyone’s gaze. Settling into a folding chair, Rose sighed heavily as she gazed at the plate she’d filled. Why had she taken so much food when she had no appetite? Why had her… Read more »

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Apr 25
BookTrib Book Spotlight and Playlist: Guardian by Terri Reed

BookTrib Book Spotlight and Playlist: Guardian by Terri Reed

Song Playlist for Guardian: A prepared playlist of songs that embodies the book’s characters and their love story. I love to listen to music while writing. I have an eclectic taste in music and like songs that evoke emotion or a rhythm for my words, even if the lyrics don’t match the story I’m writing. Aftermath by Rascal Flatts I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me Lessons Learned by Carrie Underwood Grace Tells Another Story by Mercy Me It Happens All The Time by Megan Hilty Just You n’ Me by Chicago My Destiny by Katharine McPhee Daylight by Maroon 5 Finally Home by Mercy Me Reading this book contributed to these challenges:2017 GoodReads Reading Challenge

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Apr 24
Revell Reads Review: Pursued by Lisa Harris

Revell Reads Review: Pursued by Lisa Harris

My Thoughts:  Holy smokes! Ms. Harris is a FABULOUS thrilling, suspense author. Her book had it all. I mean all. It had the thrills of suspense, the chilling twists, the roller coaster ups and the breath taking romance that makes up a well rounded, beautifully written romantic suspense novel.  The characters within this book are perfectly chiseled. They are real-to-life and complexly portrayed in this thriller. Nikki, Erika, Tyler and the other secondary characters really pulled me into the heart of the story with them. Every fast paced move, every heart pounding scene truly came to life for me. I loved that!  Ms. Harris had me on the edge of the my seat through this whole book. I read it in one intense sitting! That is how a book is written, that’s for sure. She added the perfect amount of messages from God and kept the story line flowing. This story is filled with hope and trusting in Him. You need both in today’s world!  While this is not the first book in this series, it wasn’t hard to get acquainted with the characters and their stories. But, I will for sure be checking out the first two books in… Read more »

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Apr 22
Blogging For Books Review: Back In The Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne

Blogging For Books Review: Back In The Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne

My Thoughts: I’m a big cowboy romance fan, so I was excited to grab this one to review. Ruth Logan Herne was a new to me author and the synopsis of the story sounded intriguing. So, I settled in for the day/night and read through nearly to the end (then I got tired so HAD to go to sleep so my CNA job wouldn’t fall to pieces the next day!), but quickly picked it back up and finished it the next morning. It was that good. I loved every part of this story wholly and it will be with me forever! This is a book that I will be sharing with all who want a wonderful, inspiring read!  Colt, Angelina, Nick and Sam, along with the other characters in the story, really gripped my heart. I loved watching Colt and his changes in life after leaving his city life to come home to his country family ranch. Angelina, bless her, I loved her character! Seeing her interact with Colt was a refreshing part of the story! These two were perfectly chiseled to be just the right amount of flawed.  I can’t give this book less than 5 stars! It’s worthy… Read more »

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Apr 21
BookLook Blogger Review: You’ll Think Of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

BookLook Blogger Review: You’ll Think Of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

My Thoughts: I love Ms. Hatcher’s writing style. She is one that will pull you in from the very first page. She’ll grip you, captivate you and keep you in the center of the story and not let you go until you’ve turned the last page. Sitting there reflecting on what you’ve just read. Her writing never bores the reader and keeps them highly entertained and filled with lots of emotions!  I loved sweet Brooklyn. Bless her, she is broken and doesn’t know who to trust or how. My heart wept for her on more than one occasion! Seeing her with her daughter and what she’s trying to do really pulled at me. When she learned of what her estranged husband did, it was a whirlwind of ups and downs as I followed Brooklyn to Thunder Creek.  Derek’s character is one I’m not sure whether I love or hate. Maybe a little of both. He was put off with Brooklyn in the beginning and I wanted to throttle him more than once! But, Ms. Hatcher redeemed Derek’s character for me when promises were revealed and by the end of the story I was in love!  If you want a story… Read more »

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Apr 20
Singing Librarian Book Tours: Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald

Singing Librarian Book Tours: Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald

  Jennifer Rodewald is amazing! I went into this book with an open mind and heart, as I wasn’t quite sure what I would get out of the story. Ms. Rodewald is a new-to-me author and I tend to be cautious when I start their books. Boy, was I ever surprised! The emotions that filled me after reading this book! It definitely had all the feels.  I felt all of Suzanna’s emotions. Her heart ache, her struggles, all of them were mine. I could relate to her well created, complexity of character. My walk with God hasn’t always been an easy one, and I feel that with Suzanna and her life as she comes to terms with the events of her life. Like she could learn to trust in Him just a little more and her walk in life would be easier. I loved that. Being able to relate to the main character is one of the bonuses of a well written book.  Let’s not forget Paul! I loved him. Bless him, he was truly a wonderful, God fearing man and as he learned more about Suzanna, I could feel the turmoil in his heart as he struggled with what… Read more »

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Apr 18
Revell Reads Blog Tour Review: Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon

Revell Reads Blog Tour Review: Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon

My Thoughts: When I think of Irene Hannon, I think of suspense and thrills. But, I must say that this book, really was amazing. She is absolutely wonderful in her writing styles. Her books are unique and captivating and always have a message within the pages for the readers to reflect on. I loved that! Lexie and Adam’s characters are very complex yet blended smoothly in the story line. It’s a powerful story line. Some of the issues in the story, really hit home with me as I have two teen sons who have faced some of the same issues. It’s very heart wrenching, yet Ms. Hannon’s words are inspiring. I loved being able to feel a part of the story and understanding some of the characters feelings. I loved the characters that Ms. Hannon added to the story. They all wrapped around Lexie and Adam and complimented them well! There were a few occasions I found my self chuckling out loud when the secondary characters showed up in the story. It rounded out the feels of the book. I would definitely recommend this book to all with 4 star praises! It’s filled with heart stealing characters, a plot that… Read more »

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Apr 18
ChickLit Plus Book Blitz: Are You There Krishna? By Rachel Khona

ChickLit Plus Book Blitz: Are You There Krishna? By Rachel Khona

About the Book Rachel knew even as a young child that she wasn’t like the rest of her Indian family. While her parents were plotting how she could make it into med school with her mediocre grades in chemistry and biology, she had other things on her mind, including such gems as: · Why can’t she go to the temple on her period? · Why don’t her Indian cousins like her? · Why was it OK to be sexualized at a beauty pageant but not for herself? · How can she straddle two cultures while retaining her sense of self? · Why are women considered sluts and men considered studs? · Why do people keep asking her if she was born in India? · Should she wax down there? · Why does she have crazy eyes? After leaving home, Rachel got high in Amsterdam, met her pop singer idol in a bathroom, argued with a ghost, and got lost in the Pyrenees. But that didn’t stop her from questioning while men still tell her to smile. ‘Are You There Krishna? It’s Me, Reshma. Or Rachel. Or Whatever.’ weaves stories of Rachel’s life with observations on race, class, sex, feminism, and… Read more »

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Apr 17
PICT Review: Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray

PICT Review: Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray

Excerpt CHAPTER 2 Someone was coming. After reeling in his line, Isaac Troyer set his pole on the bank next to Spot, his Australian shepherd, and turned in the direction of the noise. He wasn’t worried about encountering a stranger as much as curious to know who would walk through the woods while managing to disturb every tree branch, twig, and bird in their midst. A silent tracker, this person was not. Beside him, Spot, named for the spot of black fur ringing his eye, pricked his ears and tilted his head to one side as he, too, listened and watched for their guest to appear. When they heard a muffled umph, followed by the crack of a branch, Isaac began to grow amused. Their visitor didn’t seem to be faring so well. He wasn’t surprised. That path was rarely used and notoriously overrun with hollyhocks, poison oak, and ivy. For some reason, wild rosebushes also ran rampant there. Though walking on the old path made for a pretty journey, it also was a somewhat dangerous one, too. Those bushes had a lot of thorns. Most everyone he knew chose to walk on the road instead. He was just wondering… Read more »

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