Tag: Cafinated Reads Reviews

Jan 23
BookLookBlogger Review: The View From Rainshadow Bay

BookLookBlogger Review: The View From Rainshadow Bay

Title: The View From Rainshadow Bay Series: Lavender Tides #1 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publish Date: January 23, 2018 ISBN: 978-0718085766 Source: BookLook Bloggers Pages: 336 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has. When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son. Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden. In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State. My Thoughts It’s… Read more »

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Jan 22
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: A Song Unheard by Roseanna White & Giveaway

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: A Song Unheard by Roseanna White & Giveaway

Title: A Song Unheard Series: Shadows Over England #2 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Publish Date: January 2, 2018 ISBN: 978-0764219276 Source: CelebrateLit/Publisher Pages: 416 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe. But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has. My Thoughts Another winner from the uberly talented Roseanna M. White. I sat down to read this book, coffee in hand (singing ‘the’ coffee jingle…..perhaps someday you blog readers will know… Read more »

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Jan 08
Launch Team ARC Review: Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Launch Team ARC Review: Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Title: Isaiah’s Daughter Series: A Novel Of Prophets And Kings #1 Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah Publish Date: January 16, 2018 ISBN: 978-0735290259 Source: Publisher Pages: 400 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bible miniseries, a young woman taken into the prophet Isaiah’s household rises to capture the heart of the future king. Ishma comes to the prophet Isaiah’s home as a five-year-old orphan, her spirit decimated after watching her family murdered and herself taken captive to Samaria. But over time, with tenderness and care, the girl is revived, and Isaiah and his wife adopt Ishma, giving her a new name—Zibah, delight of the Lord. As the years pass, Zibah wins Prince Hezekiah’s favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man awakens Zibah’s painful past and calls into question the very foundation of her father’s prophecies. Can she learn to rely on only Yahweh, who gives life, calms fear, and conquers nations? My Thoughts Hold on just one moment, please. *Reflects* Ahem. Okay. Now, I can review this book. This book. What can say about this poignant,… Read more »

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Jan 04
Blogging For Books/ Launch Team ARC Review: No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

Blogging For Books/ Launch Team ARC Review: No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

Title: No One Ever Asked Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah Publish Date: April 3, 2018 ISBN: 978-1601429049 Source: Blogging For Books Pages: 384 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Challenging perceptions of discrimination and prejudice, this emotionally resonant drama for readers of Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult explores three different women navigating challenges in a changing school district–and in their lives. When an impoverished school district loses its accreditation and the affluent community of Crystal Ridge has no choice but to open their school doors, the lives of three very different women converge: Camille Gray–the wife of an executive, mother of three, long-standing PTA chairwoman and champion fundraiser–faced with a shocking discovery that threatens to tear her picture-perfect world apart at the seams. Jen Covington, the career nurse whose long, painful journey to motherhood finally resulted in adoption but she is struggling with a happily-ever-after so much harder than she anticipated. Twenty-two-year-old Anaya Jones–the first woman in her family to graduate college and a brand new teacher at Crystal Ridge’s top elementary school, unprepared for the powder-keg situation she’s stepped into. Tensions rise within and without, culminating in an unforeseen event that impacts them all. This… Read more »

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Dec 21
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

Title: Imperfect Justice Series: Hidden Justice #2 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publish Date: December 5, 2017 ISBN: 978-0718083489 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 352 Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can’t be talking about her client . . . can they? To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie’s belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.Reid Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene’s letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid… Read more »

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Dec 20
Review: For Love Of Liberty by Julie Lessman

Review: For Love Of Liberty by Julie Lessman

Title: For Love Of Liberty Series: Silver Lining Ranch #1 Publisher: Julie Lessman Publish Date: November 24, 2017 ASIN: B0772CMKYN Source: Author Pages: 164 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Match Made in Heaven? Or Someplace a Whole Lot Warmer? She’s stubborn, educated, and looking to give women the vote. He’s bullheaded, successful, and looking to give her a piece of his mind. But when things heat up, they just may give each other a piece of their hearts. My Thoughts Sweet thunderation, this book was all I hoped it would be! It is ALMOST (not quite but almost, as one other book-also by Julie Lessman-holds the title for most favorite!) my favorite novella. This book drew me in instantly, caccooned me in fuzzy, warm feelings, making me feel like I had come home after a long vacation. This novella is filled with sweet characters, inspirational messages of hope and longing, and some fun loving, bull headed banter between characters that will sweep you off your feet. Liberty O’Shea and Griffin McShane are two beautifully chiseled characters. Liberty is strong willed and set in her ways, and Finn is handsome and oh so fun to know know. The… Read more »

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Dec 18
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Seeds Of Hope by Barbara Cameron

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Seeds Of Hope by Barbara Cameron

Title: Seeds Of Hope Series: Harvest Of Hope #1 Publisher: Gilead Publishing Publish Date: November 7, 2017 ISBN: 978-1683700555 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 272 Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book A heartwarming tale of discovering love right in front of you Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Her Amish community is too far removed from all he knows-and she loves her quiet way of life. Mark has always loved his visits to his grandfather’s farm, but he’s convinced the Amish life isn’t for him. There’s so much of the world to see and experience, and the excitement of his successful law practice can’t be matched by the slow pace of life found back home in the country. But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to try to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather’s farm. Could life in this simple world be worth living after all? Especially when the teenager he remembers has grown into a woman that could be his future. Suddenly, these… Read more »

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Dec 10
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell

About the Book Name of book: Runaway Romance Author: Miralee Ferrell Genre: Contemporary romance with Amish thread Release Date: October, 2017 When a reality TV star meets the reality of life, will it be her downfall or her salvation? Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life–peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is–or at least who he thinks she is. Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s… Read more »

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Dec 08
Prism Book Tours Review: His Baby Dilemma by Catherine Lanigan

Prism Book Tours Review: His Baby Dilemma by Catherine Lanigan

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.   His Baby Dilemma (Shores of Indian Lake #9) Catherine Lanigan Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming Must they always be continents apart? Nobody expects Paris fashion designer Grace Railton to settle down in her Indiana town, least of all Mica Barzonni. Fifteen months ago, he turned to her for comfort and compassion following a farming accident that left him permanently injured. Then she returned to France and went silent on him. Until, suddenly, Grace shows up on his doorstep with life-altering news. Mica, a father? He’s barely learned to navigate his postaccident life. But this could be his chance to become the man he’s always wanted to be—the husband and father Grace and their baby son need. Now Mica just has to convince her to stay. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Book Depository│Harlequin Other Books in the Series My Thoughts This is my first Catherine Lanigan book and it certainly won’t be my last. I wasn’t sure what to think of this book when I started it, as I hadn’t heard of this author before, but when I saw she wrote for Chicken Soup For The Soul, I… Read more »

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Dec 06
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift Of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift Of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

Title: The Gift Of Christmas Past Publisher: Stonewater Books Publish Date: October 10, 2017 ISBN: 978-0998753805 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 208 Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Arson wasn’t the only fire that ignited between them.   Promises shattered. Lies spoken. She was arrested. He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family. Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all? My Thoughts As a long time fan of Cindy Woodsmall, I was excited to see what she what co wrote with her DIL. It was a book that I wouldn’t be used to by her, as she’s a wonderful Amish fiction novelist, and this is a contemporary novel. But, I was pleasantly surprised with this collaboration by these… Read more »

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