March 28, 2014

A Beauty So Rare

I hadn't read any Tamera Alexander novels since I completed her Fountain Creek Chronicles series.  I must say by the time I reached the end of A Rare Beauty, I was once again a fan. 

This 470 page novel by Tamera Alexander was longer than my typical read, but I must say I enjoyed every page.  I felt like I was walking with Eleanor Braddock, in every every moment, as she placed her aging father in an institution that could look after his needs much better than she could; and then, find a way to move on with her life.  Not an easy task it seems as a single 30-year-old woman in late 18th century Nashville.  Enjoy the journey with Eleanor as you learn what God had planned for her!

I will look forward to reading the other novels in Tamera Alexander's Belmont Mansion series!

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

March 22, 2014

Bluebonnet Bride

Upon reading Bluebonnet Bride, the latest novella written by Colleen Coble, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it continues the story Colleen began in her recent novel, The Butterfly Palace.

Bluebonnet Bride tells the story of Elli Korpela, who has left her homeland of Finland, to come to America and meet the man she hopes to build a new life with. Unfortunately, her new life does not begin as quietly as she had hoped.

The life she is running from contained her father, who was murdered, and her neighbor, who is trying to steal her inheritance.  After a man tries to strangle Elli, on the night of her wedding, her new husband, Nathan White, learns the whole story.  He is determined to protect Elli from all potential harm!

This is a short tale that will keep you turning page after page to learn the conclusion of who is after Elli and what they want!

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


March 10, 2014

The Stillness of Chimes

The Stillness of Chimes is the latest novel by Meg Moseley

Laura Gantt is back in her hometown of Prospect, Georgia, a month after her mother's unexpected death.  Laura is a teacher back in Denver, so she has the summer available to attend to sorting out her mother's belongings. 

Laura meets up with Sean Halloran shortly after returning to town.  Sean is a dear friend from her past who wants to prepare her for the rumors that have been spreading around town.  People have had sightings of her father, Elliot Gantt.  The only problem is he drowned twelve years ago!

Sean does not believe these rumors are true; however, Laura cannot let go of the hope that her dearly loved Father is alive.   Walk on this journey with Laura and Sean as they revisit memories from their past and discover how they fit into their current lives!

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

March 2, 2014

A March Bride

I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading A March Bride, by Rachel Hauck and found it was the continuation of Once upon a Prince from The Royal Wedding Series!

In this latest novella, you will join Susanna and Nathaniel as they continue to prepare for their wedding in the Brighton Kingdom.  When the government insists that Susanna give up her American citizenship, she needs time to decide whether she is willing to make this sacrifice!

When Susanna runs back to America to be around friends and family as she thinks things through, Nathaniel is not far behind!  Enjoy this journey as Susanna learns to trust in what God may have planned for her life!

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



Dancing with Fireflies

You meet Jade McKinley again in Dancing with Fireflies, the latest novel by Denise Hunter.  You instantly feel Jade's pain as she quietly returns home.  Her time in Chicago was full of broken dreams.  Not only did her music career not take off, a man she barely knew has left her pregnant!

Jade returns to Chapel Springs; however, she is doing her best to avoid her family.  She can't tell them what has happened to her!  She does reach out and renews her friendship with Daniel Dawson, the town mayor.  Jade has no idea that Daniel has secretly been in love with her from afar!

Enjoy this tale that will walk you through Jade learning to trust God with these complications in her life.

Get ready for the next installment in this series, The Wishing Season!  It will be available in December.

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