Review + Giveaway: Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward

Review + Giveaway: Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward

I probably only read five or six historical novels a year. While I don’t dislike them, I’m just usually more into contemporary or speculative fiction. But when Marsha Ward has a new book out, I make sure it hits my ‘To Read’ pile. I was first introduced to Marsha’s books with Trail of Storms, book #3 in the Owen Family Saga. I loved it. I quickly read The Man from Shenandoah (#1) and Ride to Raton (#2), then I had to wait awhile for Spinster’s […]

October 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Review: Drowning by Jenni James

Review: Drowning by Jenni James

Drowning  is the first of six novellas in the Revitalizing Jane series by Jenni James. Known for her Young Adult Faerie Tale Collection and her Jane Austen Diaries, this is a new genre for James. Drowning is most definitely for adult readers as it deals with the sensitive subject of marital abuse. We meet Jane more than a year after her divorce. Her children want her to date again and she reluctantly agrees. As the book proceeds, hints are dropped here and there letting us […]

October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review: And Something Blue by Paige Timothy

Review: And Something Blue by Paige Timothy

Trifecta Books has just started a Sweet & Clean Romance Collection which includes And Something Blue from the Main Street Merchants series. Set in the small town of Aspen Ridge, Colorado, the series will feature love stories by author Paige Timothy and will involve the owners and employees of the shops on Main Street. For me to really enjoy a romance, there must be more to the story. I prefer romance to be the backdrop, and if it’s not then the characters have to be […]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review + Giveaway: For Elise by Sarah M. Eden

Review + Giveaway: For Elise by Sarah M. Eden

I almost never read romance. I tell you this upfront so that 1) you understand that I have a bias against romances, and 2) you will recognize that if I loved a particular romance, it is something pretty special. To be clear, less than 10% of what I read by choice could be classified as a romance. But when Sarah M. Eden has a new romance out, I’m first in line to get it! To me, Sarah Eden’s writing brings to mind the clever, rich […]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bonds of Loyalty Book Tour

Bonds of Loyalty Book Tour

Due to my crazy summer schedule, I haven’t had a chance to finish this book, so this will not include a review. However, I’ve started reading it and so far, I like it. Be sure to scroll down to enter to win a copy of Bonds of Loyalty, plus a $25 Amazon Gift Card!   About the Authors: Jennifer K. Clark and Stephonie K. Williams are sisters by chance but became friends by choice when a year of rooming together at college taught them how […]

August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review: Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Review: Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon calls her books romances, but I really think there needs to be another designation for her stories. Because while romance is part of her stories, they are so much more! They contain the whole of life—dreams, disappointments, struggles, triumphs and failures—all wrapped up in lovely prose that sinks into your soul. Take this for example: “True beauty, the kind that doesn’t fade or wash off, takes time. It takes pressure. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that makes the stalagtite, […]

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review: Birthright by Nichole Giles

Review: Birthright by Nichole Giles

I loved this book! Book 1, Descendant, was great. We learn about Abby’s powers as she does–and realize that there is a mysterious connection between her and Kye, beyond the blooming romance. In this book, we learn even more about this connection. The more time they are together, the faster they die. On the flip side, being apart is physically painful. An interesting set-up. Abby and Kye feel very real to me, the characters are well-developed and talk and act just like real teenagers. Well, […]

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review: Spell Check by Julie Wright

Review: Spell Check by Julie Wright

I loved this story! Yes, it’s the typical “I-just-found-out-I’m-special” type YA paranormal story—but this one is funny and clever. It incorporates some of the Swedish mythology, which was new for me and fun. It starts with a group of cheerleaders “hanging” Allyson on her birthday, which just happens to be a few days before Halloween. Allyson, being a typical teenager and clueless about her powers, wreaks havoc upon them. It’s awesome! Trying to wrap her brain around the fact that she’s a witch, learning to […]

July 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Review: Ilana’s Wish by Annette Lyon

Review: Ilana’s Wish by Annette Lyon

Ilana’s Wish is the 8th book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series—and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them! However, this one—this one spoke to me on so many levels. Ilana Goldstein is a regular woman—just like so many of us—who got slammed by the unfairness of life. Her one dream in life is for a family, for children, but she has issue after issue after issue that prevents that from happening. This poor woman barely has a chance to breathe between the events that […]

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Review: Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley

Review: Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley

I have a special place in my heart for books that deal with issues faced when having a handicapped child. I really liked Rebecca Talley’s previous book, The Up Side of Down, which looks at how a Down Syndrome child can change and challenge the family dynamics, but also bring a huge dose of love. I wasn’t quite as enamored by this book. I would have liked there to be more transition time between the break up of Lauren’s marriage and her feelings for Ethan. […]

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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