Sunday, May 29, 2016

REVIEW: Her One and Only by Becky Wade

About the Book

Gray Fowler, star NFL tight end, is being pursued by a stalker, so his team hires a protection agency to keep Gray under the watch of a bodyguard at all times. When Gray meets Dru Porter, an agent assigned to him, he's indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him?
But Dru's a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She's also ferociously determined to uncover the identity of Gray's stalker. And she's just as determined to avoid any kind of romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past. But the closer they get to finding the stalker, the closer they grow to each other. As the danger rises, can Dru and Gray entrust their hearts--and their lives--to one another?

My Review

Her One and Only is the fourth and final book in Beck Wade's Porter Family series featuring every Porter siblings story. My favourite book in this series is definitely Undeniably Yours, but Her One and Only gave it an run for their money. Her One and Only tells the story of Gray Fowler, an NFL tight end who is being stalked by an unknown person. For protection a bodyguard is hired to keep watch of Gray at all times. That bodyguard just happens to be Dru Porter, the youngest Porter sibling and the only sister. Dru is a former Marine who is highly skilled and as Dru and Gray come closer to solving the mystery of who is stalking Gray the closer Dru and Gray get to each other.

Her One and Only is yet another fantastic Contemporary Romance from Becky Wade. This novel is sure to satisfy readers and fans of Becky Wade's previous works. Her One and Only is a book to pack in your beach bag.

REVIEW: Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

About the Book

Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max's father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart. 

Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he's surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client's wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

My Review

Someone Like You was my second novel by Victoria Bylin that I have read. The previous was Together With You and I absolutely loved the book and when I got an email from Litfuse asking for bloggres to review Victoria's newses release I knew I couldn't pass it up. The story centers around Julia Dare who is trying to run her business, raise her son, and help her mother who is a widow. Also trying the keep her son's father in his life. Julia's event-planning business takes her Caliente Springs Resort where she meets up with her college sweetheart Zeke. Zeke is trying to keep Caliente Springs Resort up and running even with their financial troubles. Julia and Zeke work together on a client's big wedding all the while falling for each other a second time.

I enjoyed Someone Like You just as much as Together With You. It was a romantic, witty, and fast-paced ride that Contemporary Romance readers with devour.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Title & Synopsis Reveal


Exiled from his homeland, King Balen leads a group to Dorland in search of aid against the emperor, while those in Landale must tread carefully as their enemies close in around them. In Valcré, Prince Daniel has his own challenges to face in the midst of his father’s tyranny.



Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that, even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

REVIEW: Feisty and Feminine by Penny Young Nance

About the Book

CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, Penny Young Nance is the new face of an emerging brand of conservative women who are tired of the political prattle, and she is ready to change the way women are portrayed. In her debut title Relevant, she takes an honest look at what it means to be a conservative woman with thoughtful beliefs that are increasingly relevant in today’s valueless world.

My Review

Feisty and Feminine by Penny Young Nance is a book written for Conservative women about many issues that plague our world today and how to respond to all of these issues. Penny Young Nance does a great job at describing these issues and giving sound, wise advice on how to respond to it all. Feisty and Feminine is also a book calling all Conservative women to stop sitting on our hands and finally standing up for exactly what we believe. I believe this to be a very important book and should be read by every Conservative woman.

Friday, May 13, 2016

COVER REVEAL: The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanna Bischof

About the Book

Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia.
Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.

As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this Gypsy girl. All under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child, but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella’s own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet reign. When their forbidden friendship deepens, Charlie dares to ask for her heart, bringing her behind the curtain of his secret world to reveal the sacrifice that gave hope to one little girl—boldly showing Ella that while her tattered faith is deeply scarred, the only marks that need be permanent are his own.

About the Author

A Carol Award and two-time Christy Award-finalist, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. She was honored to receive the SDCWG Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon Writer’s conference. Her 2014 novella This Quiet Sky broke precedent as the first self-released title to final for the Christy Awards. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children. Watch for her 2016 Victorian novel, The Lady and the Lionheart coming this summer!


REVIEW: Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

About the Book

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start.  But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.

But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.

As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.

My Review

This was a great mind twisty mystery. A bit slow in the first several chapters, but once you get into the heart of the story you'll be flipping pages like nobody's business. A great book for those rainy Spring days. Or one of those dark and rainy days in October. Laura really knows how to weave together a mystery that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I am very much looking forward to Laura's next book.

NOTE::: Near the end of the story there are one or two instances of mild language.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

REVIEW: The Inheritance by Michael R. Phillips

About the Book

The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whale's Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch's heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David's grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And while Hardy doesn't enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate's assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island--and its traditional way of life--hangs in the balance.

Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . .

Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips's dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.

My Review

I have read plenty of books set in Scotland, but never one set in the Shetlands of Scotland. Michael R. Phillips brings to life a multi-generational family saga full of faith, grace, and of course alittle bit of trouble along the way. Essentially we have an ancestral story steeped in a big mystery. I loved being immersed in Scottish culture, which I am very familiar with being part Scottish myself. You can definitely pick up on the Scottish dialect in the story through the writing. Kudos to Michael R. Phillips for that! The descriptions and prose are absolutely lovely. Michael R. Phillips is a true master storyteller. This is a saga I will definitely continue with, "The Cottage" releasing this Fall.