October 14, 2017

A Dangerous Engagement

Melanie Dickerson finishes up her The Regency Spies of London series with A Dangerous Engagement.  When Felicity Mayson cannot seem to catch a man's eye at the parties in London, due to her lack of a dowry, she heads out with her spinster aunt to visit her mother's sister-in-law, Lady Blackstone, in the country.  Felicity is soon introduced to wealthy man, Oliver Rately.  When Oliver begins to shower her with attention and even a marriage proposal, Felicity cannot think of anything else to do, but to say yes!

Felicity soon discovers that this country estate is filled with men, led by Lady Blackstone, planning a revolt against the government of England!  Felicity does not know which way to turn to find protection for herself and her aunt.  She soon crosses paths with Philip Merrick, a spy working for the English government who has quietly infiltrated this group of rebels.  While Felicity attempts to make Lady Blackstone and Oliver believe that she is loyal to their cause, she is secretly helping Philip gather the information he needs to show the government what is actually being planned!

Everything goes from bad to worse when Lady Blackstone discovers that Phillip is spying on her group, for the government!  Felicity does what she can to convince this group not to immediately kill Philip; however, after Philip frees himself and heads back to London, Felicity is left to deal with these rebels on her own.  Hang in there to see what comes to pass on the final pages of this action-filled tale!

October 10, 2017

Love Held Captive

In Shelley Shepard Gray's latest book, Love Held Captive, you will find closure to her A Lone Star Hero's Love Story series.  You will catch up with Major Ethan Kelly at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  He still cannot find relief from events that took place during his time as a Confederate soldier.  He cannot forget the scared face of a young woman who was home alone when he brought his troops in to raid her home of rations and bedding.  They left her with nothing but the clothes on her back.  So when Ethan comes face-to-face with her, in his room at the hotel, he knows he must reach out and help!

Lizbeth Barclay is working, as a maid in her cousin's hotel, when a guest confront's her and attempts to take advantage of her.  Lizbeth leaves his room and scurries down the hall.  She ends up in Ethan Kelly's room.  Lizbeth has no idea, but this action is the first in turning her life around.  When Ethan learns that the man, who threatened Lizbeth, is someone he knows from his war days, he immediately calls in his band of brothers to help eliminate this danger!

When Captain Devin Monroe arrives first,
followed quickly by Robert Traux and Thomas Baker, you know the gang is all there to get things done.  Sit back and watch as a lot of action will start to take place, as well as a lot of secrets that will be brought to light!

I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review.

October 6, 2017

Christmas at Carnton

Tamera Alexander has written a new novella entitled Christmas at Carnton.  This short story tells the tale of Aletta Prescott, a young civil war widow, trying to figure out how to hold her life together on her own.  She not only needs to take care of herself, but also Andrew, her six-year-old son.  When Aletta unexpectedly loses her job, she begins to scramble around Nashville looking for work.  Her prayers are answered when Aletta lands a position, working in the kitchen at Carnton Plantation, providing support during the Women's Relief Society auction!

Soon after Aletta arrives at Carlton, she meets Captain Jake Winston, an injured soldier who has been sent to offer assistance to the women during the auction. As Jake begins to befriend Aletta and Andrew, both Aletta and Jake struggle against the feelings that are beginning to develop.  Aletta thinks that it is too soon after her husband's death to be noticing another man and Jake, seeing Aletta's wedding ring, thinks that she is still married, not recently widowed.  Once Aletta and Jake decide to move their relationship from simply friendship to something much more, Aletta suddenly receives news that her husband has been found alive!

This tale will have a surprising ending as you see Aletta walk this uncertain path knowing that God will carry her through!

I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.

October 2, 2017

31 Proverbs To Light Your Path

No one can write a devotional quite like Liz Curtis Higgs.  She has recently put together a short book entitled 31 Proverbs To Light Your Path.  Liz has pulled out nuggets from Proverbs and takes you on a 31-day journey exploring God's Word in a way that only she can do!

With humor and tales from her own life, Liz encourages you to seek our amazing God every day of your life.  She closes this book with a study guide, filled with additional scripture references to move you into a deeper study of these selected verses in Proverbs!

All in all, Liz Curtis Higgs has provided you with another tool that will draw you into a lasting relationship with your heavenly Father!

I received this book from Waterbrook in exchange for my unbiased review.

September 25, 2017

The Wonder of Advent

The Wonder of Advent is the latest devotional from Chris Tiegreen.  This devotional has a clear and simple set-up, that will lead you through the days of Advent, from November 24th through the end of December!

Each day will conclude with questions to lead you to reflect on the subject discussed. You will begin to view Advent in a totally new way after completing this easy-to-read devotional!

I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my unbiased review.

September 18, 2017

An Inconvenient Beauty

Kristi Ann Hunter has just published, An Inconvenient Beauty, the final tale in her Hawthorne House series.  You find Griffith, the Duke of Riverton, feeling the pressure to marry. Now that his siblings are all married, he decides he must identify the perfect woman to marry himself. Once Miss Frederica St. Claire is selected, Griffith soon learns that she is already in love with a man lost in the war!

When Griffith crosses paths with Frederica's cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge, he instantly knows that this beautiful woman is the exact opposite of what he is looking for in a wife.  Frederica's father has brought Isabella to London to join in with the season.  Her uncle Percy is hoping her beauty will help him get the votes needed to pass an apothecary law.  After his lost his wife and son to an untrained medical man, this law is near and dear to his heart!

Soon you will see Griffith's mindset change, as he realizes that there is much more to Isabella than just her beauty.  Watch and see where these two will end up by the final page of this tale!

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.

September 12, 2017

These Healing Hills

These Healing Hills is the latest from Ann H. Gabhart.  You will meet Francine Howard on the opening pages of this tale.  She suffers the loss of her fiance, Seth, when she learns he has found someone new, after serving in the war overseas.  Now Francine must find a new purpose for her life.  She decides to leave her job, as a nurse in Cincinnati, Ohio, and join the Frontier Nursing Service in the rugged hills of eastern Kentucky!

You will walk the hills with Francine, as she attempts to learn the people and the area of her new home.  She soon meets Woody Locke, the youngest son in the Locke family, and definitely the most talkative!  Woody definitely helps Francine learn more about her new surroundings.  The Locke family soon rejoices when their eldest son, Ben, returns safely from his time in the war.  Now Ben must figure out what to do next.  Will he stay with his family or find a new path outside his life in the mountains?

It is interesting to see how God works in both Francine and Ben's lives to point them toward His plans for their lives.  Seth shows up in the midst of Francine's new world and further complicates her decision!

I received this book from Revell in exchange for my unbiased review.