Author: Cafinated Reads

Jul 17
Goddess Fish Promotions VBT: Weddings at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

Goddess Fish Promotions VBT: Weddings at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

Excerpt When Rosetta sat down at the eck table beside Truman, the light in his eyes made her hold her breath. “Honey-girl, if your new bishop allows us to marry, when do you want to tie the knot?” he murmured as he grasped her hand. “I fell head-over- heels for you the moment I met you last summer, making dinner in that big kitchen—” “Jah, the way to a man’s heart has always been through his stomach,” Rosetta teased. Her heart was hammering in her chest, and she suddenly felt like a tongue-tied teenager. It still surprised her, the way Truman made over her and waxed so romantic, considering he was somewhat younger than she was. Truman smiled. “I have no fears of going hungry after we marry,” he murmured, rubbing his thumb over her hand. “But my clock’s ticking. I’m thirty and I want a family—and I can’t wait to watch you grow big with our children, Rosetta.” Rosetta held her breath. She, too, had dreamed of mothering a large family, but the years after losing her first fiancé and then caring for her aging parents had slipped by. Even though God granted children to women who were older… Read more »

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Jul 16
Prism Book Tours Review: The Renegade’s Redemption by Stacy Henrie

Prism Book Tours Review: The Renegade’s Redemption by Stacy Henrie

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Renegade’s Redemption by Stacy Henrie Inspirational Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 288 pages July 1st 2017 by Love Inspired Historical Refuge for the Outlaw When Tex Beckett arrives at Ravena Reid’s farm, he’s eight years too late for the elopement they’d once planned—and it’s far too early to win her forgiveness. He’s seriously wounded, though, and she can’t turn him away, though she knows better than to trust him. Yes, it’s wonderful having help with the farm, and with the orphans she fosters, but if she opens her heart, she’ll get hurt again when he leaves. And Tex always leaves. As a notorious bank robber, Tex is used to danger. Yet reuniting with the only woman he’s ever loved is the riskiest thing he’s ever done. All he wants is to stay with Ravena and the children. But can he build a new start before his past catches up with him? Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Book Depository Harlequin│Kobo│iBooks│GooglePlay│BAM│IndieBound My Thoughts Another wonderful historical novel to add to the list of favorites! This is my first Stacie Hernie book and it most definitely will not be my last. She has taken wonderful historical detail, added it to a… Read more »

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Jul 14
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould + Giveaway

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould + Giveaway

My Thoughts I love these two authors and their work, and I was excited to see where this book went. And honestly, while I loved that these authors came together and created a captivating story, I was a little lost in some of the areas of the story, so I’ll definitely be going back to read the first two in the series. That said, these characters, both present day, and historical, are beautifully chiseled. Told between two points of view, the authors take the reader on a whirlwind ride through history and contemporary times. I loved visiting Richmond during the Civil War. Historical eras are my favorite! Nicole and Therese quickly swept me into the heart of the story and I felt both of their emotions like they were my own! Despite not reading book 1 and 2 and occasionally struggling to follow the story line, this conclusional book is definitely worth 4 stars. The writing styles of these two authors are beautiful, and mysterious and historical elements are awesome. This book is filled with emotions, thought provoking story lines, family legacies, and Godly messages of faith, trust and hope. I definitely suggest you get this book if you’ve read… Read more »

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Jul 13
TLC Book Tours Review: A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

TLC Book Tours Review: A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

My Thoughts Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved everything about this book. Roseanna M. White has been a long time favorite of mine and I was so excited to see what she had in store for her fans this time. I have to say that she did a wonderful job, yet again, and filled this book with wonderful pieces of history, Godly messages of love and hope, and characters that are beautifully created. I loved Rosemary and Peter’s characters. They instantly captured my heart and kept me hooked til the last page. Following Rosemary and her thiefing ways, and Peter’s writing ways, Ms. White really took me on a whirlwind ride. Seeing Peter struggling with his stuttering really brought out the mama in me!  I definitely recommend this book with the highest of 5 stars! Filled with faith, love, friendship, and wit, you absolutely do not want to miss this fantabulous start to a new series by the talented hands of Ms. White. You’ll be taken to a place in history that will cacoon you in all the feels and keep you there until you reach the end. Then you’ll be desperately waiting until the next book releases! Well done,… Read more »

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Jul 12
Prism Book Tours Review: Home To Stay by Kate James

Prism Book Tours Review: Home To Stay by Kate James

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Home to Stay by Kate James Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 312 pages July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming She’s bringing his son home A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans’s son safely home is more than a job. It’s a mission she can’t fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is almost impossible to resist… Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin│iTunes│Indigo Other Books in the Series    My Thoughts This is my first Kate James novel and it certainly will not be my last! This is a 4 star worthy book that had me hooked from page 1. This book is a page turner that kept me up long into the night.  Ms. James created wonderful characters in Sawyer, Dylan, and Shannon. Her K-9 character, Darwin really won me over! Sawyer and Shannon really set sparks off! I loved watching them together.  This book is filled with a little mystery, a lot of fun, and just… Read more »

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Jul 11
Goddess Fish Promotions Guest Post: Seven Days To Goodbye & Starting Over by Sheri S. Levy

Goddess Fish Promotions Guest Post: Seven Days To Goodbye & Starting Over by Sheri S. Levy

Excerpt Sydney climbed on my lap and licked the corners of my eyes. I buried my face in his soft fur and scratched under his chin. He leaned into my hand as I whispered, “We’ll have fun with or without Sarah. We just have to.” Staring through the side window, a deep-blue summer sky flickered between pine trees covered in kudzu. Sarah’s car passed on the right. I turned the other way. Off the freeway, we headed east and then south down a two lane road through sleepy little towns one after the other. Twenty minutes later, I leaned forward between the front seats, “Wow. Look.” Branches from gigantic live oak trees slanted towards the middle of the street. The trees looked as though they were trying to touch each other and some did. They reminded me of my cozy canopy bed where Sarah and I had spent many nights, giggling and whispering. But this canopy was made of tree limbs in different shades of green, dripping with grayish, Spanish moss. The moss hung like ghostly long arms swinging in the wind. “This is kind of spooky beautiful. It’s like being in a green tunnel.” I cracked my window. A… Read more »

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Jul 11
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Dragon Seed by Marty Machowski

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Dragon Seed by Marty Machowski

My Thoughts This is a new to me author and one I’ll be reading again! Dragon Seed really pulled me into the heart of the story instantly. From the start I was completely engrossed and taken on a fast paced ride of what’s right and wrong. That’s saying something for this book as I’m not a huge fan of young adult reads. However, this book….oh, this book really hooked me! As a mom of two teens, one of whom is troubled and angry often times, this book hit home with me in so many ways. It’s so much more than a simple young adult read. It’s a book filled with Bible lessons and messages of prideful ways and seeking more of Him. I loved that! These are the kinds of characters, and plot lines, that I want to see my children reading! Lessons of good versus evil, right versus wrong….all of it so gripping! This book is definitely worthy of 5 stars. It’s phenomenaly created, it’s well rounded with complex characters and God’s lessons. If you are looking for a laugh out loud book for your child/teenager, then this isn’t quite the book for you. If you are looking for… Read more »

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Jul 08
Book Unleashed Blog Tour Review: 50 Hours by Loree Lough

Book Unleashed Blog Tour Review: 50 Hours by Loree Lough

NEW BOOK RELEASE From Bestselling and Award Winning Author Loree Lough Based on a Screenplay by Kevin James O’Neill “This is the kind of book that wins Pulitzer Prizes.” – Catherine Lanigan, Author of Romancing the Stone 50 HOURS Loree Lough Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press Publication Date: June 30, 2017 Add to Goodreads A broken man, a dying woman, and a friendship that changes them both. Franco Allessi is a broken, lonely man who wants nothing more than to outrun the ghosts of his past. For years, he tries to numb the pain of his wife’s death with cheap beer and whiskey. When he’s convicted of drunk driving, the judge revokes his license for six months and orders him to serve fifty hours of community service. Franco chooses Savannah Falls Hospice for no reason other than it’s walking distance from his dilapidated house trailer. On his first day on the job, he meets Aubrey Brewer, a woman whose time on earth is quickly ticking to a stop. Their unusual connection teaches powerful, life-changing lessons about friendship, acceptance, and the importance of appreciating that precious treasure called Life. Loree Lough is an exceptional author, and that’s why I… Read more »

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Jul 07
#FirstLineFridays: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart

#FirstLineFridays: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart

Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart Here is the first line:  Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world.  I’ve only read one or two of Ms. Gabhart’s books, so I’m excited to read this one and see what it’s like.  Here’s more about the book: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart Published: September 5th,2017 256 pages Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII’s end writes to tell her he’s in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he’s at a loss when it comes to envisioning what’s next for his life. When Francine’s and Ben’s paths… Read more »

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Jul 07
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: A Letter From Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: A Letter From Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd

My Thoughts When I first read the title of this book, I thought I would be reading another Amish novel from a talented author. However, after sitting down and opening the first pages of the book, I quickly realized it wasn’t your normal Amish fiction. This book was truly well written and kept me hooked from start to finish. I loved the sisters and visiting the country side of Lancaster County!  I loved getting to know the sisters! Angela and Rose,sisters who long to reconnect their relationship, really kept me captivated through out this story. I enjoyed following them to Lancaster County to visit sweet Aunt Sylvia, their Mennonite aunt, watching them change and grow in their relationship and learning to accept what God has in store for them, instead of what they had in store for themselves.  This story of faith, hope and longing is beautifully written and highly captivating. If you want your normal Amish fiction novel, that will be solely about the Amish, then this isn’t the book for you. If you are looking for a 4 star, wonderfully chiseled contemporary story filled with heart capturing characters and a whirlwind plot line, that keeps you hanging on… Read more »

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