October 17, 2014

An October Bride

Of all the books in the A Year of Weddings series, I enjoyed An October Bride by Katie Ganshert the most!

This book kept my attention from beginning to end.  You meet Emma Tate at a low point in her life.  After she learns that her father is dying of cancer, she cancels her wedding plans with her fiance.  When Emma discovers that the last entry on her father's 'bucket' list is to walk her down the aisle, she must get in high gear to find another fiance!

Enter Jake Sawyer, a longtime friend of her older brother and her entire family.  Before you know it, Jake has committed to help Emma in her plan to put together a 'fake' wedding plan.

Hang on for this fun and wild ride with Emma and Jake!

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

October 15, 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall

It was fun to revisit the characters of Highland Hall in this new tale from Carrie Turansky.

In her latest book, The Daughter of Highland Hall, Carrie re-introduces Katherine Ramsey, as she takes her first steps into English society.  Katherine, with her aunt close at her side, is trying to avoid any mistakes.  As you watch her appear before the king and queen of England, you cringe as the crowd stops and stares in silence as Katherine breaks every rule of polite English society!  Katherine must acquire a husband, but she is not having a good start.

When she is introduced to Jonathan Foster, Katherine's life begins to take a route she never expected!  Katherine begins this tale as a girl who thinks only of herself; however, she becomes a woman whose heart is opened to the needs of those around her.

After living in India, as a missionary, for years, Jonathan has returned to England to finish his training to become a doctor.  His plans to return to India change as his eyes are opened to a need of poor in London.  Along the way, his feelings for Katherine further complicate his decision!

You won't believe where both Katherine and Jonathan arrive at the end of this tale! 

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

The Covered Deep

It was great to encounter a new Christian fiction author, when I recently read The Covered Deep by Brandy Vallance.

The author tells the tale of Bianca Marshal.  This young woman has not found anyone to marry in southern Ohio.  When Bianca wins a contest to visit London, as well as the holy land, she has great hopes that she will meet the man God has planned for her!  Before you know it, Bianca meets Paul Emerson, a well-known London historian.  She has no idea what is in store!  When she learns he is a Christian and her feelings begin to grow, she cannot stop planning for a future life with Paul!
You will not believe how complicated this story becomes, when you learn that the aristocrat, who planned this trip, has alternative motives for bringing this group together!

This is an interesting ride around the world in the late 1800's.  You will see an example of the grace that only God can give as Bianca has to deal with tough issues from Paul's past!

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