Thursday, February 18, 2016


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

REVIEW: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

About the Book

Casey knows the truth.

But it won’t set her free.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up. Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices. The girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.

My Review

This book blew my mind. I haven't read or requested many suspense/mystery novels for the longest time because I was not impressed. They all seemed the same and I could guess the result before halfway through the novel. But I saw the cover of this one and read the synopsis and I was sold. Then I read it. I was pulled in within the first few chapters and by the time I finished reading I looked over at the clock and it was going on 2:00 AM. If I Run is a roller coaster of a Suspense with a dash of Romance for good measure. You will not want to miss this one. One of the best Suspense Thrillers I have read in years and If I Run will definitely be on my Top of 2016 list at the end of the year.

Note:::I was provided this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

REVIEW: Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

About the Book

She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love?

Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer’s band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college . . . and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return.

Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise—and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life.

Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receive forgiveness. And if they do, perhaps something beautiful can rise from the ashes of heartbreak.

My Review

Boy, this book was so freaking good. Keeper of the Stars was the perfect winter read full of romance, ntrigue, and hardships. This may be the first book of the Kings Meadow series that I've read, but I will definitely be looking to pick up the previous two books in the series. And I was sad to hear that was to be the final book in the series as well. If you want the perfect winter read or a read to keep you cool in the Summer than I suggest picking up Keeper of the Stars.

Friday, February 5, 2016

REVIEW: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

About the Book

Cassidy was looking for a home and a place to belong . . . not for a cowboy to steal her heart.
Having lived through her parents’ endless string of “matrimonial bliss gone wrong,” Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She’s been bucked off that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt’s footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.
Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that’s a challenge that Jarrod can’t pass up.
Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy’s kiss lasts forever?  For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.

My Review

Oh my! Why have I never read a Debra Clopton novel before? Debra is now on my list of must read authors. I need to buy the previous two books in this series because this book was amazing and was exactly what I had hoped it would be and more. I usually don't read much contemporary, but since it was mixed with romance and western I knew I would love it is despite the contemporary setting. Kissed by a Cowboy was a swoon worthy read and I really loved it.

Note:::I recieved this book for free for an honest review.

REVIEW: A Son's Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray

About the Book

Shelley Shepard Gray’s first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy.

Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family. Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her—and her family—even more.

Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone—especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.

As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?

My Review

A Son's Vow is the first in a new Amish series by Shelley Shepard Gray. I was hesitant to sogn up for the blog tour for A Son's Vow because I don't really read Amish fiction anymore, except for Beverley Lewis, it has become the same ole', same ole'. But I have enjoyed other books by Shelley so I thought to give it a shot and I am so glad I did. I actually really loved and enjoyed A Son's Vow. And I love the cover of the book too.

Set in an Amish village in Ohio, it tells the story of Darla Kurtz and Lukas Kinsinger. Darla's father was responsible for a fire that killed five Amish men, including her own father. And since the town doesn't look at Darla the same, even Lukas who Darla has been close friends with for years. Lukas's father waas one of the men killed in the fire and he has since maintained distance from Darla. Unfortunately Darla's brother has become angry and he is taking his anger out on Darla leaving bruises. Lukas soon finds out what Darla's brother is doing to her and he can't just sit by and do nothing.

A Son's Vow was a huge surprise and I can not wait for book #2 to release on May 24, 2016.

Note:::I recieved this book for free from the publisher for an honest review.