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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Apr 16
New Features on Cafinated Reads

New Features on Cafinated Reads

I have decided to create a new feature here at Cafinated Reads. It’s the North Carolina Book Blogger and Christian Fiction Blogger buttons. These are for anyone to grab. If you are dedicated to reviewing Christian Fiction books, please leave your blog link (or goodreads or FB link!) in the linky signup for that button. Then grab the button and link back to this page so others may make the dedicated decision to review with us! Also, if you are in NC and have a book review blog (or goodreads or FB page!) then please, link up there with that button and grab it too! Looking forward to making new book friends with these features! When linking up on your blog post, you can use the coordinating hashtags for the buttons! Christian Fiction Blogger / #ChristianFictionBlogger Grab The Button <a href=”http://cafinatedreads.com/new-features-on-cafinated-reads/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”Christian Fiction Blogger” src=”http://cafinatedreads.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/molly_cfb_button.png” /></a><br /> Sign Up Here North Carolina Book Blogger / #NCBookBlogger Grab The Button <a href=”http://cafinatedreads.com/new-features-on-cafinated-reads/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”North Carolina Book Blogger” src=”http://cafinatedreads.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/molly_nc_blogger.png” /></a><br /> Sign Up Here

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Apr 15
Barbour Review Crew Review: The Heart Shaped Life Daily Devotional by Karen Moore

Barbour Review Crew Review: The Heart Shaped Life Daily Devotional by Karen Moore

My Thoughts: Like Bibles, I can never get enough of Daily Devotionals. When this one came up to review, I was super happy. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The cover is super eye catching and the devotionals within are just what I need to read.  Each day, there is a theme, a bible verse to accompany the theme, a devotional to read and then concludes with a prayer to say. I love that. I feel like my walk with God will improve with this devotional. The devotionals are wonderful and seem to be just what I need to hear/see.  This is definitely worth high recommendations. Ms. Moore created a wonderful, 4 star daily devotional collection that I will use on a daily basis. I’ll be sharing this with lots of my friends and family and I hope that you will too!

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Apr 14
BookLookBlogger Review: The Woman’s Study Bible, NKJV

BookLookBlogger Review: The Woman’s Study Bible, NKJV

My Thoughts: I love getting a good Bible, or a really good study Bible. One can never have too many of them! So, I was quite excited for the chance to see what this new Woman’s Study Bible was all about. Boy, let me tell you! I was not disappointed! I love this study Bible. It has a little bit of everything to help you understand the books of the Bible.  Complete with areas to mark down your family tree, your marriage, and the women in your life that are important to you, this Bible is not only great for studying, it’s beautiful on the outside and the inside. It’s colorful and has beautiful flowers on the hardcover binding. The pages within are beautifully done and are broken down to help you study the Bible more thoroughly. The New King James version is easy to read and understand.  If you are looking for something simple to carry with you, this is not the Bible for you. If you are looking for something 5 star worthy, that will not only be easy on the eyes with it’s large print wording and the lovely flowers on the outside but also easy to… Read more »

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Apr 13
PUYB Spotlight: The Spirit Of Love

PUYB Spotlight: The Spirit Of Love

Title: THE SPIRIT OF LOVE Author: the spirit of love, known as glen Publisher: Aurora House Pages: 196 Genre: Spirituality/Poetry The Spirit of Love is a collection of short writings, poems and phrases written by a man who took himself into some of the darkest and most destructive depths that one can go with drug and alcohol addictions back in his early twenties. The collection of writings contained within The Spirit of Love are the result of one man’s healing journey within himself and the deep questioning that has arisen from within it. With the love, support and guidance of his dear friend Edwina, in helping to bring these writings from the handwritten scribbles on paper to how they are presented today, The Spirit of Love is a reminder that no matter how dark, desperate, alone, helpless or trapped one believes they may be, the sheer beauty of the perfection of life in its totality is silently and patiently living within us all, and its love is so powerful that it can heal anything that has come to pass. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Book Excerpt: 6. Take me now so that I need never feel again… Read more »

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Apr 10
Singing Librarian Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Dreams In Deadwood by Kari Trumbo

Singing Librarian Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Dreams In Deadwood by Kari Trumbo

Series: Seven Brides of South Dakota Genre: Christian, Historical, Romance Publisher: Indie Publication date: February 28, 2017 Number of pages: 298Jennie Arnsby wants nothing more than to turn around and go home. Her family is on their way to Deadwood, SD, when Aiden finds his way to their small wagon train. His teasing and banter leaves her wanting to toss him out the back and in the dust. When, they are separated outside the city, she is left wondering if she’ll ever see him again. Aiden Bradly wants to find his gold and return home, nothing more. He can’t afford to get tangled with a woman. He’s doing just that until he meets the feisty Jenny. She gets him thinking about his past and forgiveness, but what’s more important, his past or his new future? Will Aiden be able to redeem both his past and his future and find a greater treasure than he ever imagined? ​Dreams in Deadwood is book one of the Seven Brides of South Dakota series by Kari Trumbo. A romantic, Wild West romp in pioneer South Dakota. GOODREADS | AMAZON Kari Trumbo is an inspirational romance au-thor, blogger and proud home schooling mother to four great kids. She interacts… Read more »

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