April 13, 2017

You'll think of Me

You'll Think of Me
Robin Lee Hatcher's latest tale, You'll think of Me, tells the story of Brooklyn Myers.   She has felt abandoned her whole life, first by her mother, then her father and finally her husband.   Brooklyn has been trying to keep it together for herself and her daughter Alycia's the  sake, when she sent only learns that Chad,  her former husband,  has passed away.  He has left his family home and property to his wife and daughter.   Brooklyn finally sees some new hope for their lives!

Chad has left something else, his dying request that his best friend, Derek, be the father to Alycia that he never was himself.  Derek have been hoping to purchase some of Derek's land to start up his own organic fruit farm, but now it seems his plans must change as well!

Hang on to see how both Brooklyn and Derek's plans work out  in the end and how God makes a difference in both of their lives!


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

April 1, 2017

For Love and Honor








In Jody Hedlund's latest tale, For Love and Honor,  you will meet Sir Bennet as he called home to Maidstone to deal with some money problems.  His brother, Aldric, has borrrowed money from Lord Pitt, as well as some other neighbors; however,  he is unable to repay it.  As you see Bennet deal with Captain Foxe, an employee of the Lord, who has come for some repayment, you will suddenly see them both draw swords!

Sir Bennet has been trained as a knight, so he is ready for a fight. With the man finally is sent away, Bennet must think of a way to pay off this debt.  Across the countryside, Lady Sabine has been living with her grandmother, since her father died three years ago.   Her grandmother has been encouraging Sabine to consider marriage; however,  she fears this will never take place because of the blemish she carries on her skin.  Sir Bennet  considers locating a wealthy maiden to marry to help him pay off his family's debt; while at the same time, Lady Sabine fears she will never find a man who will marry her, simply for the woman she is!

When Lady Sabine shows up at Maidstone,  she assumes that she is there to purchase some artwork; however, her grandmother has made plans with Sir Bennet to work towards a possible marriage contract.  In the middle of Sabine and Bennet learning more about each other,  Maidstone is attacked by Lord Pitt and everyone on the property fear for their very lives!

Things get much more complicated when Lady Sabine  is accused of witchcraft because of the marks on her skin. Hang on until the last pages to see how Bennet and Sabine survive this out of control situation!


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

March 26, 2017

Long Time Gone










On the opening pages of Long Time Gone, by MaryConnealy, you will see Justin Boden in a rush to get his brother, Cole, back to the ranch, after he has been gut shot.   Cole needs to see a doctor as soon as possible.   The only thing that has Justin concerned is that he must leave his sister, Sadie, behind with just Seth Kincaid on the lookout for her!

Once the doctor arrives on the scene, he brings along Angie DuPree, from the orphanage, to assist him.  Angie had caught Justin's eye as she entered town; however, now Justin is distracted by Sadie announcing that she wants to marry Heath.  Justin is thrown off again when he learns that Angie is going to stay overnight to keep an eye on Cole with the doctor.   You soon have the sense that something may soon be developing between Angie and Justin!

Once Cole seems to be on the mend,  Justin must turn his focus to determining where the threat to his ranch is originating.   This is a fast-paced tale to follow until the final page!


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

March 25, 2017

Then Came You









Becky Wade's latest novella, Then Came You, will introduce you to Garner Bradford, the heir to his family's shipping empire.   When Garner first lays eyes on Sylvie,  he instantly falls in love with her.   Unfortunately, Garner walks away from his Godly belief-system and before you know it, Sylvie becomes pregnant.   Once baby Willow is four weeks old,  Sylvie decides to walk away and leave Garner holding the bag!

Soon a new character enters the scene.  Kathleen has  just graduated from college and is looking to land a job.   She finally locates an opportunity at Bradford shipping and is looking forward to a new challenge in her life.   As Kathleen is trying to settle into her new job,  Garner is trying to figure out life as a single father.   He soon meets a young woman named Kate and they get married.  They soon have a baby girl, named Nora,  who adds to Garner's family.  You will be  surprised to learn that two years later, Kate violently is killed!

At this point, I put down this novella.   I did not care for the negative direction it seemed to be moving. I was highly disappointed because I have loved all the previous books by Becky Wade!




March 11, 2017

Finding Stephanie




Finding Stephanie is the final entry to Susan May Warren's Noble Legacy series.  While her brothers Nick and Rafe have left their family
home to make something of their lives, Stephanie Noble has stayed behind trying to keep things afloat on the ranch.  She has spent a lot of her free time rescuing wounded and abandoned horses; so when Sunny, the first horse she rescued, suddenly dies, Stephanie feels an emptiness left behind.  Stephanie sees herself as a defender of the oppressed, so when she sees the brokenness in the eyes of three young people, who seem to have nowhere to call home, she cannot resist opening her home to offer them a safe place to temporarily reside!

Stephanie came upon Haley and Macey, as well as their older brother, Gideon, outside a burning building.  These three had been using this unoccupied house as a place to stay warm and had accidentally started the fire.  Unfortunately, they did not know that the new owner, Lincoln Cash, Hollywood star, has just appeared on the scene to see his home, on the ranch he just purchased, go up in smoke!  Lincoln had just received the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, so he was looking forward to relocating to his new, quiet home in Montana.  Now he is left with a mess to clean up!

As you watch Lincoln and Stephanie work together to build a safe world for Haley, Macey and Gideon, you will also see sparks beginning to form.  While Lincoln and Stephanie learn to deal with hurts from their past, you learn of a dark force working against them.  One moment you think Lincoln has a crazed fan from his past stalking him; however, you soon learn that Gideon's past is coming back to haunt them all.  Hang on for this wild ride!



March 5, 2017

Taming Rafe









In Susan May Warren's tale Taming Rafe, when you see Rafe Noble crash into Katherine Breckinridge's New York City fundraising event with his truck, you have no idea how Katherine will respond.  She is attempting to raise money to
save Mercy Hospital, the non-profit group that had been her mother's life work.  If Katherine fails, she feels like she will lose the last connection she has with her mother!

Little does Katherine know that Rafe has just lost his best friend, Manuel, in a bull-riding event and he is carrying the blame for Manuel's death on his shoulders.  As you watch Katherine follow Rafe back to recover at his family's ranch, you will be surprised to learn that Katherine has connections to more people in Phillips, Montana, than just Rafe Noble.  Katherine's past is deep in the soil of this town!

Hang on as both Katherine and Rafe deal with deep hurts from their pasts.  You will be surprised to learn by the final pages that a woman that Katherine has befriended in Phillips is actually her birth mother!



March 1, 2017

Drops of Gold











I recently ordered A Fine Gentleman, the newest tale from Sarah Eden.  Thinking of Sarah Eden, one of my favorite authors, lead me to go back and re-read one of her former books, Drops of Gold.  I loved this tale as much on my second reading as the first!

Drops of Gold is set in the English countryside, in the mid-nineteenth century.  You are introduced to Marion as she is traveling to what she hopes will be a new place of employment, The Meadows.  Marion's father recently passed away and she has been left destitute with no money and no place to rest her head.  She is hoping to acquire a position as governess to five year old, Miss Caroline Jonquil.  When Marion arrives at The Meadows, she finds a delightful little girl; however, her father, Layton Jonquil, seems to be angry at the world!

Following the death of his wife, Layton has closed himself off to so much in his life.  It is interesting to watch him slowly open up and learn to find joy again in the world.  You will also be surprised to find by the final pages of this tale that Marion did not come from the lower class, but instead she is from a much higher level of society!

Hold on as you watch Marion and Layton make plans to build a life together!

This was yet again a lighthearted and enjoyable read.  Definitely worth the time and effort!