Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cloak of the Light by Chuck Black- Well Written!

Do you really know who your enemy is? Drew and Ben became great friends despite the many obstacles they encounter. When an experiment at school fails leaving Drew without sight strange and unexplainable events begin occurring. Evil encounters Drew and manifests itself upon him creating a very dangerous avenue. What will become the price of escape, and can the faith of a girl named Sydney be enough? A perfectly entertaining sci-fi Christian adventure will become one that will grab your attention and keep you reading into the night. Well developed interesting and easy to follow characters, believable scenery and smooth flowing plot will cause you to ask yourself what if. I quickly found this to be a hard to put down book that offers no dull or dragging parts. Well written and recommended. 4 Stars! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin- Perfect!

Army flight nurse Kay Jobson works hard to fight off potential suitors. Waiting for a change in her life she sees the ones around her creating their own memories. Enter pilot Lt Roger Cooper, patient and handsome and one that just might hold her interest. Could he be the answer her heart so longs for? A creative and engaging romantic action filled novel held my attention and kept me reading and yearning for more! An easy to become lost in book that doesn't need the first in the series to start connecting with the down to earth believable characters and the smooth flowing engaging plot. This book has no broken or dull parts. I was held captive until the end and found it extremely hard to put down. This author never disappoints. Highly recommended 5 stars! I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishing for this review for the blog tour.

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg- Filled Quiet Hours!

Autumn Kingsley, having inherited the Kingsley Inn from her mother, has quite a bit to keep up with. Denying her feelings for Blake was easy until he became so irresistibly cute. The festival needs members and the inn repairs take careful planning and execution. In life can love ignite despite clear obstacles? A cute and easy to fall in love with book. Interesting next door type characters, realistic scenery and engaging plot kept me reading. I do suggest reading the first book in the series as this one did take a little while to catch up and start connecting with the characters and story line. The book has no broken or dragging parts. Would recommend to readers looking for a light and easy going romance. 4 stars! I received a complimentary copy form Bethany House Publishers for my review.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert- 5 Stars! Loved this book!

Is having it all really worth it? Claire Massey and her family are living the American dream of having everything money can buy. A high society extravagant lifestyle amongst important people, fabulous parties and riches beyond their dreams. What she has counted on in her life becomes extremely challenged when her husband of 30 years commits a fraud crime. The months following is heart wrenching for Claire as she tries to remain strong for the sake of her grown children. Will the Massey family survive despite impossible odds? A true to life fiction story will keep the reader glued to the pages wondering where the twists and turns will lead next. I connected right away with the realistic and interesting characters. Descriptive and lush surroundings, smooth flowing and engaging plot promises no slow, dull or broken parts. Make this your next book to read!. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the beginning and found that I could not put it down. Looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. Highly recommended! Thank you Revell Publishing for the complimentary copy for my review for this blog tour. Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who investigated the largest cattle fraud case in US history. Her legal experience gives her an insider's view into how people react under pressure. Gilbert explores the complexity of relationships in her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances. The author of Mother of Pearl, she currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband. Learn more at

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Table By The Window by Hillary Manton Lodge- Entertaining!

Some secrets long to be hidden. Juliette grew up in a family of great cooks and seemed happy in her writing career. Her brother suggested that they together open a restaurant, meanwhile, she wonders if fulfilling this dream would cost her her current job as a food editor. While cooking and thumbing through one of her grandmothers cookbooks she stumbled upon a very old photograph and the man in it looks just like her brother. Her quest for the truth leads her down an unknown, yet familiar path. She meets a charming physician who happens to live many miles from her. Will she discover who is in the photograph and will things work out for a long distance relationship? A realistically yet romantic read, this cozy novel was fun to read. Interesting down to earth characters, easy to follow dialogue, and smooth flowing plot kept me reading. I enjoyed the email conversations between the characters in the story and look forward to creating a recipe or two or ten from the book. This story does have a cliff hanger ending however which will make the reader want to read the second book to see how things are wrapped up. I was entertained and challenged in my faith and would recommend this book to others. I received a free copy from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for my review. About the Author Hillary Manton Lodge is the author of Plain Jayne, a Carol Award Finalist, and Simply Sara, an ECPA bestselling book. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, Hillary discovered the world of cuisine during her internship at Northwest Palate magazine. A storyteller at heart, in her free time she enjoys experimenting in (...Read More

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Rachel by Jill Eileen Smith- My Favorite Wives of the Patriarchs Series so far!

In the breath of a moment... love lingers.... Rachel and Leah, sisters, are each vying for the attention of Jacob, who has come in search of a wife. Each sister has her own agenda, her own longings, her own needs and their father and his wives have another. A very creative, tender and touching read, familiar yet at times seeming different and one that comes full circle while portraying the biblical story accurately. I was highly entertained by this fast moving novel. Realistic characters seemed to come alive within the storyline from the beginning and do not lose momentum keeping the reader interested and turning the pages. Accurate picturesque scenery captures the mind promising no dull or dragging parts. I feel this novel can be enjoyed by all readers seeking a historical biblical read. 5 Stars! I received a complimentary copy from Revell for my review during this blog tour.
Jill Eileen Smith Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai and Rebekah in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dare to Love Again by Julie Lessman - Entertaining!

In a given moment can the heart maintain its safety?

Allison McClare, new spunky English and Drama teacher for the Hand of Hope School for girls seems to know exactly what she wants in life.

Detective Nick Barone gets more than he bargained for with Allison. Sent to help fix up the school is challenging as his faith needs a bit of polishing.

When Allisons trusting nature is tested at the hands of those who wish her harm a solution has to be reached
Can two independent souls join forces despite uncommon odds with each other?

I enjoyed this humorous and romantic historical read. A fresh story that introduces many unique characters into the lineup. Descriptive and colorful scenery and engaging plot kept my attention and kept me turning the pages ensuring me of no dull or broken parts. This is a novel I believe that would attract a more female audience. Well written and enjoyable.  I received a complementary copy from Revell Publishing for this blog tour. 


Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series The recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards, as well as many other accolades, Lessman was chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 and 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. She resides in Missouri with her family. You can contact Julie through her website at

Friday, January 17, 2014

Burning Sky by Lori Benton-
My Review

At times the heart cannot accept closure. Willa, as a young girl, captured and taken hostage by the Mohawk Indians, is caught between two worlds. Neil, in need of more than her doctoring finds when he does not search for. The loyalties Willa has developed with her Indian family and the past intertwines with her new older familiarities and the life she now lives. She keeps within her spirit a reserve despite the persistence of several men vying for her attention. With a difficult decision looming within her heart the question is, which life path will she choose and how will it impact her future? I enjoyed this novel for the historical value, while descriptive scenery peppers the storyline and connectable characters kept me reading along, I would have enjoyed the novel more if it contained more details of the Mohawk lifestyle and how it impacted her when she was younger. For the most part the storyline did not shift from present to past abruptly, nor did it contain broken or hung parts, but it was rather lengthy and slow at times. Towards the last quarter of the book the action picked up and kept me reading hence the three star rating rather than a lesser one. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.