May 29, 2015

In Tune With Love: An April Wedding Story

In Tune With Love is the latest book by Amy Matayo.  April Quinn and Jack Vaughn are working hard at a popular bar in Nashville, each trying to become noticed on the country music scene.  When Jack finds some lyrics written on a scrap of paper, he turns these words into a song that hits big.  He becomes a star, but he does not realize that April wrote these words that launched him into the limelight!

Three years later, April is working at the same bar, still waiting to be noticed.  When her sister loses her wedding planner with only four days until the big day, April jumps in to help her sister out.  She works on  everything from decorations to writing wedding vows; but she panics when she finds out her sister has hired Jack Vaughn as her wedding singer!

Watch and see what happens when April and Jack paths seem destined to cross yet again!

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

May 27, 2015

Married 'Til Monday

In Denise Hunter's latest novel, Married 'Til Monday,   Ryan and Abby McKinley meet up again for a road trip together only three years after their divorce.  You quickly can see what previously had ended their life together as you watch the fireworks still exploding between them!

Ryan and Abby initially were married and pregnant just out of college.  Their marriage went from wedded bliss to disaster very soon after Abby loses their baby in a miscarriage.  Abby moved on to start her life over; however, Ryan, still in love with his wife, could not seem to remove her from his thoughts!

Watch as Ryan attempts to show unconditional love toward Abby as they journey toward her parents 35th wedding anniversary celebration in Abby's hometown.  Will Ryan and Abby claim their own mistakes in their marriage ending?  Wait and see how God brings healing to these broken hearts!

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

May 18, 2015

The Art of Losing Yourself

The Art of Losing Yourself is the latest novel by Kate Ganshert.  In this novel, you meet two sisters whose lives are falling apart, for two very different reasons!

Carmen Hart is a successful meteorologist married to Ben Hart, an equally successful high school football coach.  The main problem is that after six miscarriages, they are still childless and have a marriage that is falling apart!   Suddenly, Carmen's half-sister Gracie Fisher enters the scene.   Seventeen-year-old Gracie has lived her entire life with her alcoholic mother, who is drifting in and out of rehab clinics.  When Gracie becomes involved with problems at school, her mother threatens to send her to her father's house.  Gracie runs away to the only safe place she can remember, The Treasure Chest.

As these sisters begin restoring the old family hotel, Carmen and Gracie painfully attempt to grow a new friendship.  Along the way, their friendship does grow, but more importantly, they both find that God is the only one who can fill that hole deep inside each of them!

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


May 14, 2015

A Love Like Ours

In A Love Like Ours, the latest novel by Becky Wade, you are introduced to the final Porter brother. Jake is the most handsome of the brothers, but he is also the most wounded. After his tours in Iraq, he has returned home with physical wounds, as well as deep emotional pain!

Next, you meet Lyndie James.  She and Jake were childhood friends before her parents relocated their family to California.  Lyndie and her family have returned to Texas after twenty years away.  After Lyndie gets a job exercising horses at the farm where Jake manages the training of thoroughbreds, Lyndie is determined to help Jake in his own recovery by loving him as only a friend can!

As you see Lyndie and Jake learn to handle their emotions when they grow to more than just friendship, you also see God perform a miracle in Jake's life!

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


May 7, 2015

To Win Her Favor

Tamera Alexander lays out the tale of Maggie Linden in her latest novel, To Win Her Favor.  In the days of post-Civil War Nashville,  the lives of many people will never be the same - the wealthy, as well as the former-slaves. The same can be said of Maggie!

Maggie, whose four older brothers died in the war, lives alone with her father on their family estate, Linden Downs.  They are both concerned that they may have to sell their property to pay off their debt, until the day when her father meets Cullen McGrath.  Maggie's father makes a bargain with Cullen, he will sell his estate to him, but only with the promise that Cullen will marry his daughter!

Hang on and see how Maggie adjusts to marrying a man she has never met and possibly giving up on her dream of having her horse, Bourbon Belle, run the race of its life!

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

May 2, 2015

Whenever You Come Around

You will meet Charity Anderson on the first pages of Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher.  While Charity's parents are out of town and her condo is being repaired, she has returned to her hometown in Kings Meadow, Idaho hoping she can find some quiet to work on her latest novel.

Moments after entering her parents home, Charity notices Buck Malone next door.  Seeing him (a former classmate she had a secret crush on) takes her back to a dark time she would much rather forget.  Charity Anderson has a secret that no one knows, that she would rather stay that way!

After Charity causes an accident that severely injures both Buck's wrist and ankle, she must pitch in to help Buck out wherever she can.  He will not be able to perform his work as a wilderness guide for the unseeable future.  The time Charity and Buck spend together over the summer grows their friendship to the point that Buck finds himself ready to commit to a forever with Charity; however, Charity still has a lot of baggage from her past to work through with both God and Buck!

Sit tight as you see God heal Charity's heart through both Buck and her family.  This tale ends much too soon!

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

May 1, 2015

Chance of Loving You

Chance of Loving You is a book that contains several sweet tales of love told by some of your favorite authors.

Terry Blackstock introduces you to Julie Sheffield and Blake Adcock in For Love of Money.  Blake spends several hours one evening at the restaurant where Julie works as a waitress.  He could not go home and deal with all the dreams that had earlier crumbled at his feet.  After Blake shares all his woes with Julie, he leaves the restaurant, paying his bill and leaving a tip for Julie: a half of a lottery ticket.  Wait and see where life takes these two after they win $20 million dollars!

The next tale is The Recipe by Candance Calvert.  You meet Aimee Curran, who is working at a hospital while she is preparing to take part in a cooking contest.  She has big dreams about where life will take her if she can win this contest.  When she meets Lucas Marchal and his grandmother at the hospital, you will not believe the direction her carefully laid-out plans will take her next!

Finally, you will learn the story of Abigail Cushman and Ross Springer in Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren.   Growing up, Ross's older brother Scotty was Abigail's best friend.  By the time they all reached college, Abigail was secretly in love with Ross.  Everything seemed to fall apart when Scotty was killed in a skiing accident!  Watch as Ross and Abigail's friendship is given new life when they both are involved in a local fishing contest!

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

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