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Friday, July 13, 2018

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

Now here is a new author for you to check out. Joanna Davidson Politano's debut novel is Lady Jayne Disappears is definitely a must for your summer reading! Find out why you need to read this fun, historical fiction book.

From the Back Cover:
Lynhurst Manor is a house built on secrets... and the arrival of Aurelie Harcourt might reveal them all.

When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies suddenly, he leaves her just two things: his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll, and his wealthy family--who want very little to do with her.

As Aurelie struggles to find a home with her father's family and learn the rules of society, she relishes in his parting gift--the beginning of his last story. The story she has always wanted to hear, about her mother's mysterious disappearance from the home where she now lives. To complete the novel, she'll have to extract clues from relatives--and one enigmatic houseguest--who often seem reluctant to give them up.

My Thoughts:
This book was captivating! I absolutely loved her style of writing. This story was so well written, and was a delight to my imagination as I turned each page. It's been a while since I enjoyed a book so much. The mystery part of this story seriously had me questioning what the author had up her sleeve. I loved that this story was not predictable and made me work to figured out the mystery. If you are looking for a fantastic tale woven together with beautiful artistry, pick up Lady Jayne Disappears and enjoy some great writing!!!

My Rating: ★★★★★

Visit the author's website by clicking here!

***I received this complimentary book from Library Thing. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey (book 4, Chesapeake Valor series)

The Chesapeake Valor series last book is releasing today! Dead Drift not only provides the conclusion of this awesome series, but it finally gives us Kate and Luke's story.

From the Back Cover:
Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.
Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next mark?

My Thoughts:
I loved it! The ending of this story was just as intense and spectacular as the beginning of the series. I thought that Dani did a great job continuing this riveting story and wrapping up all the loose ends from the previous books. I have really enjoyed reading Dani's books. Her stories pull the reader in and her a part of the investigating team. I love it when there are just enough hints throughout the book in order for you to solve the crime along with the characters. Her books are far from predictable and that's what makes exciting.
If you are looking for a great series, full of mystery, murder, justice and crime solving, then pick up Dani's newest series.

My Rating: ★★★★★

***I received this e-book from Bethany House Publisher as part of Dani's Suspense Street Team. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The CSB Study Bible for Women, Hardcover

 This new Christian Standard Study Bible for Women from Holman Bible Publishing is made available through B&H Publishing. The Bible pictured here for this review is in a hardcover, but this Bible also comes in leather binding too.

 The pages are beautifully decorated and include various Bible helps for study. The main questions (Who, What, When and Why) are answered on the first page of each book of the Bible. Also included is an outline of the book, and a timeline of biblical and world events.  Along with the chapters are footnotes for study, and the following sections: Doctrines, Word Study, Hard Questions and Character Profiles. At the back of the Bible is a concordance and several maps.

This is such a great Bible. It is visually appealing with all the added color and graphics, and has a great number of resources for women to study their Bibles well. I appreciate all the thought that went into creating such a great product for women. If you are looking for a new study Bible or are looking for a gift for a friend, then make sure to pick up this new product from B&H Publishing to enjoy for years to come.

B&H has this video to check out more information about this new Bible:

***I received this complimentary Bible from B&H Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Falling for You by Becky Wade (Bradford Sisters Romance series, book 2)

I was excited to continue this fun story of the Bradford sisters in this newest book by Becky Wade called Falling for You. This second book in the series is Willow’s story, the oldest of the three siblings.

From the Back Cover:
Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is reveling in the peace and quiet of her hometown right up until the moment she comes face-to-face with her ex-boyfriend, Corbin Stewart.
Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants... except where Willow is concerned. He’s never been able to forget her, but Willow makes it crystal clear she’s unwilling to risk her heart again.
When a decades-old mystery in Corbin’s family brings them together, will the heartbreak in their past and the complications in their present keep them from falling for one another all over again?

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this second book in the Bradford Sisters Romance series. It was another great book with a fun story line.  Willow has so many regrets with her previous relationship with Corbin that she has sealed herself off from him. Of course, the reader is cheering them on, hoping things will be reconciled. But you'll have to read the book to find out if they can mend their relationship or have to part ways. I liked how Becky Wade included a mystery along with this romance story. I always love solving mysteries, and it adds some fun intrigue to the story.  One thing I will mention is that the book does talk about Willow and Corbin's previous relationship which includes sleeping together outside of marriage. I appreciate that the author does point out that this is against what God has commanded in Scripture, and Willow does express remorse over failing in this area. Just a heads up especially if you have a teen reading these books. Overall, it's such a great story and I look forward to reading about the third sister, Britt and her long time "just a friend," Zander.

Look for a fun collection of novellas coming out in time for Christmas called, The Christmas Heirloom. Becky Wade will have a novella in there that is about Maddie Winslow, Britt's friend, called Because of You.

My Rating: ★★★★

***I received this complimentary book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep (Daughters of the Mayflower series)

The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep is the third book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Each of the 6 books in this series are written by different authors. I love how having different authors writing it gives the series a different perspective for each book. So find out below why you should pick up The Captured Bride the next time you're at the bookstore.

From the Back Cover:
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not only her life that is threatened. It is her heart.
Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort--gold stolen from him in the first place. But as it turns out, the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought.
Can love grow and survive divided loyalties in the back-country wilderness of the Colony of New York?

My Thoughts:
This book is quite an adventure. From condemned traitors, to the French and Indian War, this story has lots of action. I thought having the woman, Mercy, as a scout was an interesting twist to the story. She is quite the independent woman who can look out for herself. The history was interesting too with the French and the English both siding with different Indian groups. I enjoyed reading the interactions between Mercy and Elias. Both were so very guarded, but also overcome by unfamiliar feelings towards each other. I thought Michelle did a great job with the story line. It was definitely an interesting story, and one I read pretty quickly. The books in this series don't necessarily have to be read in order since the relatives are usually a few generations apart. You can read my review of the first two books by clicking here and here.  So, if you're looking for a good story, then pick up The Daughters of the Mayflower series and enjoy a trip back in history!

My Rating: ★★★★

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

Storm Front by Susan May Warren (book 5, Montana Rescue series)

Susan May Warren's Montana Rescue series has released the fifth book in the series called Storm Front. This current book tells the story of Ty Remington and Brette Arnold. Can Ty and Brette have a future after knowing each other for only a few days?

From the Back Cover:
A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved--and lost--walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.
A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn't expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked--no, ran--from over a year ago. She had her reasons--good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn't the kind of man to give up--not on the missing students, or on her.
Life and love hang in the balance in Susan May Warren's breathless story of holding on to hope during a deadly summer of storms.

My Thoughts:
Susan May Warren always has a great story to tell, and this one is no different. This story weaves together intense situations with a love that is struggling to find it's home. I liked how the author continually brings in the character's faith in God. Just like these characters, we also struggle with trust in our Creator when life doesn't go as planned. We struggle with the pain of loosing those close to us in death or facing uncertain health problems. I appreciate that the author brings this topic into the story with Brette and then walks the reader through Brette's process as she deals with so much grief and pain. If you're looking for a great series to dive into, pick up the Montana Rescue series!
Make sure to watch for the 6th and final book of the series, Wait for Me releasing November 6, 2018.

My Rating: ★★★★★

***I received this complimentary book from Revell Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

God's Book of Proverbs: Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic

Are you looking for a great resource for your home library? The Holman Bible Staff has published a book for topical Bible study in the book of Proverbs. God's Book of Proverbs has an alphabetical table of contents with 60 different topics listed. These topics include:

Anger, Beauty Calamity, Conflict, Deception, Discernment, Discipline, Drunkenness, Excess, Faithfulness, Favor, Fear of the LORD, Fidelity, Folly, Friendship, Greed, Guidance, Happiness, The Heart, Honesty, Honor, Hope, Humility, Impulsiveness, Inexperience, Integrity, Justice, Kindness, Knowledge, Laziness, Life, Love, Lying, Marriage, Money, Motives, Neighbors, Obedience, Oppression, Patience, Peace, Pride, Prosperity, Prudence, Purity, Righteousness, Rulers, Security, Self-control, Sovereignty of God, Sowing & Reaping, Speech, Temptation, Theft, Violence, Wealth, Wickedness, Wisdom, and Wonder.

Not only is there an alphabetical table of contents, but there is also an index section in the back of the book. This section lists out even more topics that are also covered in the book of Proverbs and lists each page the topic is mentioned. This book uses the CSB (Christian Standard Bible) version.  I really like the way the Holman staff has put this book together. I think it will be a great resource for Bible study. And if you are looking for a gift idea during this graduation season, this book would make a great resource for a graduating senior.

My Rating:★★★★

You can check this book out on B&H's website by clicking here.

***I received this complimentary book from B&H Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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