Tuesday, April 28, 2020

On A Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher three Sisters Island Book 2

I enjoyed book 2 of this series very much.  This is an author whose Amish fiction books were among my very favorite and although I am very used to reading those, it has been a refreshing change to read this series.  The characters are enjoyable and all very interesting in their particular spheres in this series, Cam, Blaine and Maddie are sisters on the island, all with different and unique interests.  It's been an enjoyable series and decisions about marriage, careers, health and other topics are a part of this book.  And there are secrets which make the characters who they are, how they feel about themselves and others.

I enjoyed how Maddie's story went back to her youth and explained her feelings, her memories and her thoughts.  This was Maddie's story and I think, am hoping, anyway,  that the next book will be Blaine's story.

I also enjoyed the discussion questions at the end.  Found them thought provoking in many ways.  All in all, a really good book!

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing and Net Galley.  All thoughts are my own.

Here I am loving my book!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Unveiling the Past by Kim Vogel Sawyer

A very interesting and intriguing book  and gives a wonderful tale of forgiveness!  The book is Kim is a most interesting author as was this book as well.  Emotional and characters that compel you to keep on reading this excellent book.  Loved it!  As with all her books! 

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

Crinoline Cowboys by various Authors

I have loved every book that I have read from these four authors.  It is a wonderful collection of stories of the early western days.  The book is totally Christian and I love that.   Nice, clean and very enjoyable.  A book not to miss!  And I love Texas stories!

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

The Oregon Trail Romance Collection by various Authors

This book is a very sweet and entertaining set of nine stories of hardships and happiness.  I have read books from several of the authors and a few were new to me and I enjoyed them all.  Very nice and enjoyable book!

I would love to see more of these types of collections!

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

No Ocean To Wide by Carrie Turansky

Such a moving book!    Parts were quite heartbreaking and brought on the tears.  Very emotional book and heart wrenching.

Orphanage stories always touch the heartstrings and this one did that. 
Very good.

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

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall

The minute I started reading this contemporary Amish fiction, I couldn't put it down.  The storyline really seemed like "real life" issues to me.  No getting around the reality here.  Even the highly contagious horse virus seemed very timely!!!  This book was real, moving and heartbreaking.  All the feels, so to speak. 

I see the struggles of an Amish woman dealing with a not-so-perfect husband and her struggles and heartbreak .  How will she deal with all her challenges that seem so never-ending.

I could relate to the story in so many ways.  It was very good.  So glad I was able to read this excellent book!

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley and Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts are my own.

Friday, April 17, 2020

A Baby for the Mountain Firefighter by Melinda Curtis

This was a sweet contemporary romance.  I really enjoyed the relationship between the slightly older woman, Becca and firefighter Aiden and it was definitely a different storyline.  There was a little conflict, just enough to make it interesting as their relationship develops. 

It was also interesting to meet the other characters in the book  and their caring of one another.  The book is a great read and I will continue reading the works of this author.

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

Monday, April 13, 2020

Into the Flames by Gerald N. Lund

This was the ending volume of the Fire and Steel Series.  It was 631 pages and I loved it.  I want it to continue though, as I know there is much more that can go forth.  The author's note at the end, eludes to the fact that perhaps after other writings are completed, he may return to the Eckhardts and the Westland families.  I really hope so!

For me, I actually read some things that I wasn't aware of regarding the Hitler Youth, as my father was inducted into this and he has told me his experience with that. 

I found it a really engaging book and am glad that I have read the entire series.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Daybreak by Vannetta Chapman (Cyber Division Book3)

Book 3  was a wonderful addition to the first books of this series.  The author is an amazing writer of Dystopian books!  Loved the suspense!  And with all of our current events in the World these days, you can practically visualize it happening in life rather than a book! 

The book takes right off and there are no dull moments.The research involved here, stuns me.  I was so impressed by the infinite knowledge needed to write such an enthralling tale. Great book and a lot to think about! 

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

Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels Audible Version

This was a charming Civil War romance in novella length. Carrie Fancett Pagels apparently did some extensive research to get the details of this time period and setting.  The story is set at Shirley Plantation in Virginia.  The author has a very pleasant writing style which I enjoyed listening to.

The Story has some unexpected surprises making for a most fascinating tale.  This is a clean Christian romance and I highly recommend it.  It gives you a real taste of life during The Civil War time.  This was a truly enjoyable read!

The narrator Cecily White added charming southern accents and was very enjoyable to listen to!  I think you will enjoy listening to this southern historical fiction.

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

Monday, April 6, 2020

The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep

I found this book to be very intriguing!    I had a hard time putting this one down.  This book was written in first person present tense for the character of Maggie.  The author has a most eloquent way of writing.  The writing is exquisitely done.  The story is totally engaging and  a page turner.

I enjoyed it and think you will too!

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Chisholm Trail Bride by Kathleeen Y'Barbo

I have read every one of this series of books and they are all good.  This book was no exception!

A memory of events that happened while on a cattle drive with her father has not been forgotten by Eliza Gentry.  The book then moves forward to a later time in her life when romance and adventure become a part of her life.  Making some mistakes in her choices of men is a subject that she often contends with her father about.

The story is really interesting and a page turner for me.  I loved reading it and found it to be quite entertaining.  It was a good addition to the series!

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