Thursday, August 9, 2018

Caught By Surprise by Jen Turano

Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano is an Apart From the Crowd series book number three. You can read it as a stand alone, but this is such a delightful series I think you will want to also read the first two.  This story is filled with thoughtful reflections on God, adventure, romance, humor, mystery, and is just plain fun to read. The cover is beautiful and it helped me to begin to immerse myself into the time period. I loves the handsome and rather planned hero, Gilbert, and the lovely creative heroine, Temperance. You will have to read the story to find out why Temperance is really quite an ironic name for for our heroine.

I loved watching the characters change and draw closer to God. The story is filled with some twists and turns and has a very satisfying ending. Ms. Turano's books  are so enjoyable to read while drawing you closer to God.  I really did not want the story to end, and I think it is one of her best books so far. I highly recommend Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano.
I was given the book by the publisher and not required to write a review.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Miss Serena's Secret by Carolyn Miller


Miss Serena’s Secret by Carolyn Miller is an amazing Regency read. The story follows Miss Serena Winthrop and Henry, Lord Carmichael through indifference, friendship and lastly to love.  Serena is a reserved character who I had to warm up to. But, by the end of the book I wished I could master the cooling looks she is able to give and wanted to meet her for lunch. Lord Carmichael was a delight and reminded me how the Gospel truly changes us, and how extraordinarily exciting that is.

My surprise love in this book was how much I enjoyed learning about the Regency art world.  I was especially fascinated with how women were viewed and treated. It is easy to forgot that things have gotten better for women.   The Summer Exhibition, an art show, mentioned in the book was so well portrayed that I felt myself walking through the exhibit.

Ms. Miller took me back in time to London, the English countryside and stately manners, and I did not want to leave!  This is a pleasurable read and I highly recommend it. I was given this book by the publisher and not required to write a review. Miss Serena's Secret

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rancher's Surprise Daughter by Jill Lynn

The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter by Jill Lynn Is a fantastic read.  The book follows Luc Wilder and Cate Malory and their sweet daughter Ruby.  Cate arrives at Luc’s guest ranch after not seeing Luc for four years with his three-year-old daughter. He is surprised.  How will this work?   Both of them have become Christians since the last time they saw each other.
Jill’s characters are always interesting and real.  I feel like they are authentic people who struggle with problems but allow the Lord to work in their lives through their hardships.  I enjoyed stepping into Luc and Cate’s story and seeing how they both learned to depend on the Lord in new ways.  Luc is someone who you can not help, but love.  Cate is someone who you would love to have coffee with. 

I highly recommend The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter by Jill Lynn.  I was given the book by the publisher and was not required to write a review. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Falling for the Cowgirl By Tina Radcliff

Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe is a great read! I loved it! It is a sweet story about Amanda

“AJ” McAlester and Travis Maxwell who both work at Big Heart Ranch. They are learning to work

together and both battle past issues. It is a sweet story and I found myself rooting for both characters

to fall in love and work through things. I enjoyed learning about ranching, and raising bison. So many

great quotes in the story like “You’re both riding a stubborn mule in the wrong direction and wondering why you don’t see eye to eye.” Loved that quote. It is a great read! I highly recommend

Falling for the Cowgirl. and think your summer will not be complete without reading it. Trust me.

I was given this book by the publisher and not required to write a review.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Hunter

A  Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter is an amazing book that has characters with depth, serious topics that are well written, humor, and lovely romance.  This is Christian fiction I can recommend to a friend, and not be embarrassed. 

 I have savored this book.  For me it was not a stay up all night and read it immediately kind of book, but one I have enjoyed reading over time.   I have thought about my own motives and reflected on how God loves people so deeply including me.  Forgiving yourself is a theme.
This is a great Regency read that is set more in the country than the ballroom.   It has great depth and I highly recommend reading it. I was given this book by the publisher and not required to write a positive review, or any review

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Falling for You by Becky Wade

Falling for You by Becky Wade is a fabulous book. The heroine, Willow Bradford, is a model who is currently working at her parent’s inn and our hero,Corbin Stewart, is a  former NFL quarterback recovering from an injury.

I loved the chemistry between Willow and Corbin, the mystery in the story, and the fun  elements at the end of each chapter. (letters, texts, conversations, and articles) I enjoyed reading the story, and had a hard time putting the novel down.  (The cover is stunning.) Willow is a person who is in the process of learning that God is gracious and when He forgives He forgives completely. Something I was glad to be reminded of.  Becky weaves faith into her novels seamlessly and I come away knowing the Father’s heart a little more.

I am a huge fan of Becky’s books  and Falling for You is my new favorite.  Falling For You is the second in the Bradford Sisters series.  You can read Falling for You without reading the first book in the series, but I do think the book would be more enjoyable if you had read the first one in the series, True to You, first.  I highly recommend this book.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn


Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn is a wonderfully written story about Rachel Maddox. Rachel believes that her past will always follows her. She is a lovely heroine who is strong and longs to follow the Lord. Watching Rachel grow and change in this story I could not help but be changed as well for the better. Hunter McDermott is our hero. He is a long-time friend of Rachel and such a lovable hero. We get to watch him change, make peace with his past, and trust more in the Lord. 

I love Jill’s writing especially the details she put into each story. Her characters are so believable and are people I wish I knew in real life! This book has a great flow and I really enjoyed it. I anxiously await her next book and my hope is that she will write many more wonderful stories. I highly recommend Her Texas Cowboy. 

I received this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review.