Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Amish Wedding Promise by Laura V. Hilton

It's her wedding day and she has cold feet.  Everyone says it's "normal".  Grace always dreamt of her wonderful wedding day but she's not feeling right about it.  She prays that God will stop the marriage and is her prayer answered in a shocking way as a horrible tornado appears and all signs of her fiance are that he did not survive. 

As Zeke comes from Shipshewana to help those who experienced the tornado, he tries to help Grace find her fiance.  His feelings for her are strong. 

This was a wonderful story!  I loved it.  It had a really different storyline and I had to keep reading to see the outcome!  What is going to happen????  So good!  You will love book 1 of this new series!  I know I did!

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All opinions are my own,.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Run With My Heart by Lorana Hoopes

Great Christian themed novella!  This book is a good story about a football player with a temper that needs to be toned down.  As a way to help his attitude he is told he must serve the community for 20 hours.  He is assigned to a center for children and asked to teach them and show them the ropes of football.  He is not immediately convinced this is what he wants to do until he spots cute Kenzi and that changes his point of view a bit.

Shelby is the manager of the center which is quickly losing children to attend to a more attractive sounding place not too far away.  She is struggling how to fix up the center and attract new clientele without much luck until she sees a possibility with a football player, Tucker.  Skeptical because he is there to serve his community service, she is at first not very impressed.

The story is one of love of others, sharing of time and talents and it has a great storyline.  It's a very enjoyable read and luckily is the first of a new series called Texas Tornados, Tucker's team.  Can't wait to see what happens next!

I received an ebook from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Accidental Courtship by Lisa Bingham

This was a book that I received at the last Reader's Luncheon in Utah.  It was so good!  I haven't read any other books from this author, but she's good, so I will be watching for more of her books in the future!

Here's the book blurb:
No women are allowed at the Batchwell Bottoms mining camp—yet Dr. Sumner Havisham headed West seeking a job there. When an avalanche strands her and several mail-order brides, she’s up against strict rules—and stern mine superintendent Jonah Ramsey. But nothing will stop her—especially from helping Jonah, who needs her healing in more ways than one.

For Jonah, his job is a refuge from his past. He has good reasons to stay far away from the spirited Sumner, especially since he thinks he has nothing to offer. But as tensions rise, her caring and skill ignites a love he’d never thought he’d find. Can they save the dreams they’ve worked so hard for—and claim a life together?

I loved the story and loved Sumner.  What a feisty gal!   The story takes place in Utah, where I live, so that made it even more fun and I could totally relate!

I thought Jonah was a great guy and they made for a great story!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Freedom in the Mountain Wind by Misty Beller

I haven't read a book from this author that I haven't loved!  And this is the start of a new series The Call of the Rockies.  I live in the Rockies and the mountains are amazing.  So I have been trying to envision no freeways and good roads to get up there.  I could never!  So it is great to read of the adventures of Susanna Wilkins and her dying father as they make this last trek to fulfill her father's last dream of following the trails of Lewis and Clark.

The danger are many, the adventure is high and the characters are endearing. (except for a few, of course!) 

I couldn't put this book down, such a great read!  This is a good Christian book and full of emotions. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!!

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright

This is the first book of this author's that I have read.  But won't be the last.  This book was soooo good!  Full of mystery, suspense and wonderful characters.  The two time frames covered in the book made for a really interesting read.  The mystery is complex and difficult to figure out.  I couldn't!

Both of the dualtime line stories, 1946 and the present, were totally engaging and meshed together easily and were well thought out.  Such a thriller!  It was so fascinating to 'hear' the voices of the past as they spoke.

The spooky factor was there as we read about cemeteries, past crimes, a skeleton in the yard and all kinds of action to keep you on your toes and guessing as to what is happening.

The creepy dollhouse was really something!  Gotta read it!  As Aggie starts to try to unravel the past, the interest factor never wanes!

There was lots there for the mystery lover!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Rebel Bride By Shannon McNear

This was the next book in The Daughters of the Mayflower series.   This book was pretty amazing as Pearl MacFarlane is in a situation where she is nursing casualties of the Civil War., both Rebels and Yankees.  This is a tremendously difficult position to be in yet she cares for them all in her own home as she remembers these are someone's sons, husbands or fathers.  She does all she can do and she and one of the Yankee amputees begin to understand one another's beliefs and feelings despite their opposing sides.  Their feelings grow stronger despite their backgrounds.

I really loved this book.  It was so detailed in every way and very well researched.  The book is a true test of faith.  I loved how the author wrote a page to the reader explaining her writings of this book.

It was very well written, highly captivating and definitely Christian.  Loved it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a review.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Fading Into The Night by Vannetta Chapman

This suspenseful story  was first a part of an anthology called Summer of Suspense.  Although a quick read, it held my interest and is book 1 of the Cyber Division Series.  I really liked Ben, the Amish man, who discovers a woman agent ready to do him in!  I love his character and hope that he will be in book 2!

The book moves quickly and there are no dull moments.   I really enjoyed reading this!

I received a copy of this ebook from the author.  All thoughts are my own.