Category: Book Reviews

Feb 16
Revell Book Review: My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

Revell Book Review: My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

Title: My Amish Boyfriend Author: Melody Carlson Publisher: Revell Books Sub-Genre: Christian Amish YA Romance Length: 352 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | Revell Books | B&N Shannon’s summer just got a whole lot more . . . Amish? Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer–getting her driver’s license, a job, and more–and she can’t wait to dive in. But her ill mother has plans of her own: to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can help her. Turns out a “simple” life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, Shannon’s ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. Will these plans come crashing down around her too? Or can she really make the jump into a whole new way of life? Teen favorite Melody Carlson brings fans another surprising story of worlds–and families–colliding.

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Feb 13
Book Review: Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Book Review: Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Title: Alice In Zombieland Series:The White Rabbit Chronicles,#1 Author: Gena Showalter Publisher: Harlequin Teen Sub-Genre: Young Adult Teen Fantasy Length: 404 pages Rating: 5 stars Available at: Amazon | B&N Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real…. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

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Feb 08
Book Review: A December Bride (A Year Of Weddings, #1) by Denise Hunter

Book Review: A December Bride (A Year Of Weddings, #1) by Denise Hunter

Title:A December Bride Author: Denise Hunter Publisher: Zondervan Fiction Sub-Genre: Christian Romance Length: 120 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | B&N What started as a whim turned into an accidental – and very public – engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season – for the sake of her career . . . and his heart? Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy, the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s ex-fiance would be the last person she’d marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency, a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she’ll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she’s landed her client. For Layla, it’s the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it’s his last chance to win her heart.

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Feb 04
Book Review: Echoes Of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book Review: Echoes Of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Title: Echoes Of Mercy Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer Publisher: Waterbrook Release Date:January 21,2014 Sub-Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Length: 352 pages Rating: 5 stars Available at: Amazon | Waterbrook | B&N Sometimes a secret must be kept for the truth to be revealed. When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees—the child workers. Caroline’s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education. Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the Dinsmore candy dynasty, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker known as “Ollie Moore,” he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is… Read more »

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Feb 02
Revell Book Review: Shadows Of The Past by Patricia Bradley

Revell Book Review: Shadows Of The Past by Patricia Bradley

Title: Shadows Of The Past Author: Patricia Bradley Publisher: Revell Books Sub-Genre: Christian Suspense Length: 353 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | Revell Books | B&N While she’s stalking the truth . . . someone is stalking her. Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve–the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it. Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife–a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. Now that his estranged brother is the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble. Join the chase as Taylor and Nick search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present–and moving into a future they never imagined.

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Jan 30
Book Blasts & Blog Tours Spotlight: Complete Amish Wedding Series Blast

Book Blasts & Blog Tours Spotlight: Complete Amish Wedding Series Blast

  The Complete Amish Wedding Series This boxed set features all six books in the Amish Wedding series including: Amish Wedding Rebecca Lapp has her life back together after a tough break up. She’s found a new man and is finally happy once again. But when her ex comes back into town wanting her back, Rebecca will be forced to make a decision that will change her life forever. An Amish Widower’s Heart Two years after Henry King loses his wife in a freak accident, he’s still trying to cobble his life back together. But he knows that if he doesn’t stop lingering on the past, he’ll have no future. But can he love again? And just how far is the journey back to happiness? The Amish Late Bloomer Almost all of Elizabeth Stoltz’s friends are married with kids. Elizabeth meanwhile finds herself back on the dating scene again after a crushing heartbreak. And she quickly finds out that being single at twenty-one year old leaves few options for finding the perfect guy. But Elizabeth is determined to find the love of her life. Will Elizabeth be able to find the love she’s been looking her whole life for, is… Read more »

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Jan 29
Book Review: Stranger Things by Erin Healy

Book Review: Stranger Things by Erin Healy

Title: Stranger Things Author: Erin Healy Publisher: Thomas Nelson Sub-Genre: Christian Thriller Length: 357 pages Rating: 5 stars Available at: Amazon | Thomas Nelson | B&N In the burnt-out hollow, a house of dark secrets and an eerie beauty beckon. Serena Diaz’s life is imploding. A troubled student has accused the young biology teacher of sexual misconduct, cutting off her promising career just as it was starting to blossom. But that’s just the beginning of Serena’s problems. When a therapeutic walk in the woods leads her to a ruined house overtaken by criminals, Serena is assaulted and finds herself witness to the senseless murder of the one man who tries to help her. Hurled into a world of false accusations and hounded by the press, Serena must confront evil itself to unravel the mysterious visions—and terrifying danger—that pursue her. But she can’t ignore the most haunting question: Why would a mysterious stranger give his life to save hers? The answer, if she can find it, will point the way to her freedom from evil men in a lascivious trade.

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Jan 25
Social Media Saturday #3

Social Media Saturday #3

Welcome to Social Media Saturday #3! This link up was created to allow bloggers to find awesome new blogs, gain exposure and increase their social media fans & followers! Below you can link up your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, Pinterest & Google+. In order for this link up to be successful it requires participation from everyone linking up!  You must follow your host and costs If you post your links, please be sure to follow at least 5 others!!! It is preferred that you follow everyone, as many of us will be following everyone on the list. PLEASE be courteous and follows others as well. Do not just post your links and run.

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Jan 21
Book Review: A Match Made In Texas: A Novella Collection by Various Authors

Book Review: A Match Made In Texas: A Novella Collection by Various Authors

Title: A Match Made In Texas: A Novella Collection Author: Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, Carol Cox, Regina Jennings Publisher: Bethany House Sub-Genre: Christian Historical Romance Length: 385 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | Bethany House | B&N There’s a secret matchmaker at work in frontier Texas! In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can’t keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she’s also giving each couple a little nudge toward love? A Cowboy Unmatched Neill isn’t sure who hired him to repair Clara’s roof–he only knows Clara desperately needs his help. Can he convince this stubborn widow to let down her guard and take another chance on love? An Unforeseen Match Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace’s doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though–and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on. No Match for Love Andrew can’t fathom how refined Lucy ended up as the caretaker to his dotty aunt, and… Read more »

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Jan 18
Social Media Saturday via So Simply Stephanie

Social Media Saturday via So Simply Stephanie

   Welcome to Social Media Saturday #2    This link up was created to allow bloggers to find awesome new blogs, gain exposure and increase their social media fans & followers!   Last week was our first week, started mid day {thanks to a mid-day idea to start a new link up 🙂 } and yet, I would have to say it was very successful. Our very first Social Media Saturday, had 32 blogs, 19 Bloglovin, 28 Facebook, 26 Twitter, 16 Pineterest, and 16 Google+… That’s 137 links! Not bad for our first link up!  Now it’s time to make Social Media Saturday even better! 

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