March 28, 2015

The Inn at Ocean's Edge

The Inn at Ocean's Edge is the first book in Colleen Coble's latest series, Sunset Cove Novels.  This novel has a taste of romance with a whole lot of mystery and suspense!

The first moment Claire Dellamore enters the grand hotel in Folly Shoals, Maine she senses that something terrible had happened there in her past!  She keeps having flashbacks that scare her and leave her with a very unsettled feeling.  Claire soon learns that there is a mystery from her past that has been kept secret from her---she disappeared from this very hotel as a four-year-old child and was not returned to her family for an entire year!

When Clare meets Luke Rocco shortly after her arrival, she learns that he has a mystery to be solved as well---his mother went missing at the same time that she had 25 years ago!  Together they set out to find the answer to these mysteries that will set them both free!

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


March 21, 2015

Ever After

Ever After, a novel by Karen Kingsbury, was written several years ago as part of a 2-part series.  Even Now began the series with the story of Shane Galanter and Lauren Gibbs, losing each other as teenagers and being reunited as grown adults.  Ever After wraps up the story, with the details of their daughter Emily's life.

Reading Ever After will take you back to the early days of the Iraq war.  Soldiers and their families carried a heavy burden in those days.  Many still do!

When Emily's new boyfriend, Justin Baker, is activated and eventually sent to Iraq, so many lives are affected.  Learn on the pages of this book how these families put their trust in God to carry them through it all.

Have tissues ready because Karen Kingsbury will take you through a wide range of emotions!

March 14, 2015

An Uncertain Choice

You meet Lady Rosemarie in An Uncertain Choice, the latest novel by Jody Hedlund.  You pick up the story in the weeks before Rosemarie's eighteenth birthday.

You were first introduced to Rosemarie in the prequel entitled The Vow.  After her parents become infected with the plague, you see how the fourteen-year old Rosemarie deals with their sudden deaths.  She suddenly learns about the vow her parents made to God in the days before her birth.  They would dedicate their child to a lifetime of service to Him, if they became pregnant!

In the days before her eighteenth birthday, Rosemarie is preparing to enter the convent to begin her days in service to God.  Suddenly, an old friend of her father's enters her kingdom with the news that there is a second choice: Rosemarie must find a man to marry before her eighteenth birthday.  This old friend has brought along three young knights for Rosemarie to meet as she considers this possible change in the plan God has for her in this world.

This is an interesting few weeks to travel with Rosemarie as she learns about each of these young men and thinks about the place God has for her!

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

March 12, 2015

Always on My Mind

The latest book from Susan May Warren, Always on My Mind, tells the tale of Raina Beaumont and Casper Christiansen.  It has been interesting to follow the lives of the Christiansen family in this series.

Casper ran off at the end of the last book in this series.  He was furious when he discovered that before he meet Raina, she had a one-night stand with his younger brother, Owen.  At the beginning of this latest book, Casper quietly returns to Deep Haven, only to find that Raina is about to deliver Owen's baby!

As you discover how both Casper and Raina make some tough decisions about how to deal with this change in their lives,  you also see into the lives of several other members of the Christiansen family.

It is great to see how all the Christiansen's trust their God in these difficult times in their lives!

March 5, 2015


Dauntless is the latest YA novel written by Dina L. Sleiman.  If you have young adults in your home who love to read, this is the action-packed tale for them!

In the year 1216 A.D., Merry is a young woman living in the forests of England.  A couple of years earlier during an attack on her home, her parents and older brother were killed.  At that time, Merry gathered together a group of children left homeless in the ruins of the battle.  These children were desperately in need of someone to make a new "home" for them.  Much like the tale of Robin Hood, Merry has led this group ever since as they learned how to rob the rich in order to stay alive!  The group became known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest."

In order to evade the law, the group often has to move to a new location.  In their latest move, Merry runs into someone from her past.  Timothy Grey is the man she had planned to marry years ago.  The situation gets very complicated as Timothy works as an assistant to the local Earl, who demands that "The Ghosts" be found!

You see no easy solution for all involved.  Hang on to see how God changes hearts and resolves the situation as this tale comes to a close!

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