This review is for the novel "Firethorn" by Ronie Kendig.
It is the fourth book in the 'Discarded Heroes' series.

I kind of wish I had read the other books before this one but you can still follow along with it.
The book is definitely action packed and I think anyone who likes spy stuff and action will like this book.

Griffen Riddell has grown far to comfortable and in that comfort he never sees the setup coming, the setup, that could change his life forever.

Even though he knows for a certainty he is innocent of the heinous crime he was accused of, there isn't much he can do to prove that innocence stuck behind bars.

At least he has one ally on his side, Kazi Faron. But the one person on his side has her own dangerous secret, which could very well turn out worse than his being stuck in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

This book has a little of everything, romance, adrenaline, covert ops and plenty of secrets.

Let me know what you think of this if you have read any of the books in this awesome series!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Barbour in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


Great Story in Rose's Pledge!

This review is for the novel "Rose's Pledge" by Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford.
It is the first book in the 'Daughters of Harwood House' series.

I picked this book because I am a fan of historical fiction and was hoping for a good story. My hope was not in vain as the good story was definitely delivered upon.

If you are a fan of good writing and historical stories then this book is for you!

Rose Harwood comes from a rather well-to-do family in England. Her father is a well known jewelry maker, but when a frequent customer of his dies and leaves a rather large debt completely unpaid, the Harwood's are on the brink of financial ruin.

Debtors prison is only a few hours away for Rose's father so she does the unthinkable. Packing up every single nice item that her mother once loving placed in their home, she hurries to the docks to try to make at least some of the money her father owes. Coming up short with even the smallest amount they will take in payment towards the very large debt, Rose sells herself into indentured slavery.

Feeling that they cannot stay in town any longer and refusing to let Rose go alone, her sisters volunteer to be sold as well to help the family try to save their home and business.

The sea captain they sail with has agreed to sale all three sisters as a family once they reach the American territories but he is not a man that honors his word and separation for them is inevitable.

Rose finds herself thrust 300 miles into Indian territory with the only other white person being the old man who bought her as a cook. Her only hope in getting out of this desperate situation lies with a frontiersman named Nate Kinyon who tried to talk the older man out of dragging her to such a dangerous location.

Striking a bargain with Rose's owner, he strikes out to make the money he needs to purchase Rose's indenture from him and see her safely back to civilization.

What no one accounted for was a sickly employer, a hostile wife and an orphan thrust upon Rose's care.

I really liked how the authors thrust the sisters into the middle of the story as well. I wasn't expecting them to be part of the indenture deal and it helped create a more interesting story line. I would have liked to see maybe a bit more about what was going on with them in their homes while Rose was in the wilderness though.

Hope you all are having a great week!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Barbour in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


**Tomorrow's Sun***

This review is for the novel "Tomorrow's Promise" by Becky Melby.

There is something about this book that captures your imagination. The first 8 chapters felt slow to me and I kept trying to read faster in an attempt to find out what happens and what brought us to this point in the book.  There are so many unanswered questions for so long it makes you impatient to know.

Even with that, however, Becky manages to weave an entrancing tale of long away happenings. This book is what happens when present intrudes on the past. It is quite an interesting idea for a book and I am glad I picked it up.

Emily Foster may appear to be healing on the outside but nothing could be farther from the truth on the inside.

Flipping this first house is just one of the steps she is taking in her search for redemption.
What is so important to her to begin with might be forgotten in the face of new discoveries.
This house, the one thing she feels will help make restitution may be the thing that helps bring her to an altogether different place than she started out to find.

Her ornery contractor, Jake Braden, hates everything Emily stands for in the renovation of this historical home and wants to fight her on destroying what he knows to be important, but a need of finances will quickly help keep his mouth shut on his opinion.

When an amazing secret is discovered in the house, it may be just the thing to bring the two of them together with one quest in mind.

I cannot even begin to tell you all of the nuances that this book has. It almost vibrates with the emotion that comes across as you turn each page of this captivating novel.

You can feel the despair and loss that each of these characters has dealt with or is dealing with.
You can almost grasp the wonder of each one as they encounter an amazing piece of history that this old house hides away.

Do yourself a favor and pick up the book especially if you are even slightly interested in history.

I don't think this is based on a true story but it seems as though it easily could be.

Let me know if you read it!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Barbour in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


A Wedding To Remember

This book review is for the novel "A Wedding To Remember in Charleston, South Carolina" in Annalisa Daughety.

This book was a great read! The cover originally drew me in with all it's bright colors and beachy theme and I am super glad I picked it up!

Summer Nelson is a very successful wedding planner in South Carolina. She may be successful at her business, however, she isn't being very successful in her marriage.

Luke Nelson has always buried his pain very deep inside, not even sharing it with the closet person in his life, his wife, Summer.

Doing this might come back to haunt him, however, when things in their marriage quickly go south as old hurts and an old boyfriend comes to town.

In the middle of all of these problems, Summer is responsible for planning a wedding, what would have been her own dream wedding, for a client. She has been given total control over every aspect of it.

Dealing with a failing marriage and her booming business, she isn't sure where to start in cleaning up the mess that is becoming her life.

Will the Nelson's let God lead their life or are they going to continue fighting for their own wants?

I really did enjoy this book and loved the fact that even though this story was mainly about Summer and Luke there was also side stories of their family and friends. It kept things interesting and kept the story rolling along.

Pick up a copy for yourself!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Barbour in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

**Love Finds A Way**

This book review is for the novel "Love Finds a Way" by Wanda Brunstetter.

It is three different romance stories in one book. It was a quick read for me but the stories were all cute.

Blueberry Surprise
 Lorna Patterson is a widow but a very young one. She has been living with her husbands parents for the past several years in hopes of making dealing with their grief easier since they have each other to lean on. When she decides to go back to college, she is nervous that she will be the oldest one there and have a hard time fitting in. On her first day she meets an attractive student named Evan Bailey. At first she is not interested even though he very much is in her. While in college he is also taking an online cooking class and keeps trying to woo her with his awful baking skills. It is quirky characteristic like this that draws Lorna to him but she is still not sure she is ready to stop grieving her husband and start living again.

Grandma's Doll
 Sheila Nickels comes back to her home town to visit her grandmother, who has just moved from her beautiful old house to a retirement facility. She is there to see her settled and to pick one item from her grandmother's house that means something to her. Sheila only has one thing in mind for this precious possession and it is a very old doll that she and her cousins used to play with. She has always dreamed that the doll was hers and now it will be. Well it will, if she can only find it. Come to find out the doll has long been sold and the antique store that bought it has been bought by a young man. He can find no record of the doll or the sale but determines to help Sheila track it down and possibly win her heart in the process of it all.
MatchMaker 911
Wendy Campbell runs her father's old barber shop and is not looking for a relationship in the slightest. She has her hands more than full running the business by herself and caring for her aging father.
When a handsome paramedic is called in one day to come to her fathers aid, it starts a chain of events in motion. She might not want a man but her father wants her to have a husband and he will not stop short of even faking 911 calls to throw the pair together.
Can love overcome fear and resentment? Can these two see past insecurities and find love?

I hope you guys are reading this weekend!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Barbour in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts

This book review is for the novel "Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts" by Melody Carlson.

So far, I haven't ever read anything not worth reading by Melody. I am amazed at all of the books that she has published and the fact that they just seem to keep getting better.

I also am loving everything I am reading by Summerside Press, I am excited to read more of their books and share my reviews on them.

Waverly Brennan is a gifted artist that is desperate for a fresh start in life.

When her mother (who she has not such a close relationship with) calls her out of the blue and offers her a position at the gallery she and Waverly's aunt just acquired.

Feeling like this is an answer to her many uttered prayers, Waverly, jumps at the chance to move out to Martha's Vineyard. She quickly packs tings up and lets her apartment go, planning as she goes exactly what she will do with the gallery and how great her life will be on the island.

However, once she arrives, she realizes her mother's new business is not exactly what she had been picturing this whole time.

She is stuck there at least for the summer so she decides to make the best of it and give the job a go.

Not to mention the very distracting handsome man and his quirky daughter that have attracted her attention.

Little does Waverly know, there is a very important reason that her mother has asked her to take this job and spend all this time in the Vineyard with her and her aunt.

I will admit that this book will probably make you tear up at least a little but it is definitely worth the read!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Summerside Press in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

*Homecoming Queen*

This book review is for the novel "Homecoming Queen" by Melody Carlson.

This book is the book three in the Carter House Girls series.

I am loving this series by Melody! She really draws you in and makes you care about what is happening with the girls in this series. You really get invested in their lives and the happenings.

After Taylor's scary disappearing act in the last book, they have had police and everyone looking for her non-stop. She suddenly shows back up in the middle of the night and refuses to discuss with DJ where she has been or what she has been doing.

On top of the mystery of where Taylor has been, two of the girls are nominated for Homecoming Queen. Eliza is campaigning like crazy with Kriti's help and Taylor takes a more laid back approach to it all. No matter how laid back it might seem at first even "laid back" can be cutthroat.

Among all of this going on, DJ throws herself in front of a moving SUV in order to save a little boys life and breaks her leg in the process.

Physical therapy, pain pills disappearing and your boyfriends ex-girlfriend suddenly reappearing back into his life and you have one crazy ride for at least a few weeks.

But through it all, homecoming, broken leg, pain pill problems and ex-girlfriends the Carter House girls are slowly learning to come together in the tough times.

I am really looking forward to reading the next book and giving you guys the review for it! It will be coming soon so keep an eye out! :)


*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

Love Finds You in Sunset Beach Hawaii

This book review is for the novel "Love Finds You in Sunset Beach Hawaii" by Robin Jones Gunn.

I absolutely love anything and everything I have read by Robin Jones Gunn up to this point and this book is no exception!

I have long wondered and wanted to know what happened to Sierra Jensen after the last book in her series and was more than a little excited when I found out there was finally a sequel to it!

Sierra Jensen has been in Brazil for the last four years doing ministry work wherever she was called to be and wherever she was needed.

Feeling a bit worn out and not sure what her next steps needs to be when her ministry program is cut and she is offered a different position, she accepts her friends invitation to join her for vacation in Hawaii.

Not knowing where to go or what to do with her life any longer is more than getting to Sierra and she can't wait to spend a little time on the beach and some time thinking about her future.

Instead of going straight to the condo with her friend, however, she has to make a brief stop on a Maui to see her sister who is there for a wedding.

Little does Sierra know that her quiet week is going to be turned upside down, from meeting an intriguing surfer/photographer to a wild partying friend she has to try to help, little thinking about her future is getting done.

What Sierra, needs to learn is to carve out time to be quiet and listen. Sometimes following your gut feeling isn't always what is going to make someone else happy but maybe it what's Sierra needs right now.

Letting God lead her is what she needs to do and hopefully get her happily ever after in the process.

I cannot recommend this book enough! I absolutely loved it and will be sure and read it again!

Pick it up and read this amazing book for yourself!

Happy weekend to you all,

Note: I received a copy of this book for free from Summerside Press in exchange for a review. I am not required to give a positive review. Any and all opinions expressed are sincere and they are my own.


By The Light Of The Silvery Moon ~Blog Tour~

I love everything I have read by Tricia and this book was very well written. I am not the biggest fan of the Titanic though. It made me a little sad even when reading about fictional characters since we all know what happened to the ship.

Amelia Gladstone is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. She is about to go on the maiden voyage of the much talked about Titanic. She is setting out with her Aunt on a suitors dime to hopefully find a happily ever after at the end of this journey.

In a moment of generosity she helps a ragged looking man get passage upon the ship. What she doesn't know is that looks can be deceiving and that Quentin Walpole is not what he seems and things are not always so cut and dried.

That one moment of helping a scruffy stranger will change the course of Amelia's future forever and perhaps bring healing to a family long in need of it.

 About Tricia:

Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of thirty-two books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

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Win an Flip HD Camcorder during @TriciaGoyer's Unsinkable Titanic Giveaway and RSVP for 4/10 Titanic Party!

Celebrate the release of By the Light of the Silvery Moon with Tricia by entering her giveaway and RSVPing to her Titanic party.

One "unsinkable" winner will receive:

  • Flip HD video Camera (Make your own dramatic saga!)
  • Titanic movies from the ages {Titanic (1953) Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Titanic (1997)}
  • Secrets of the Titanic (Get the facts from National Geographic.)
  • And the Band Played On (Music Played on the Titanic.)
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer (Be swept away in this tale of love and courage.)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 9th. Winner will be announced at "Silvery Moon" Titanic Facebook Party on 4/10. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club). During the live chat Tricia will have a *special guest* join her. More details coming soon!

So grab your copy of By the Light of the Silvery Moon and join Tricia on the evening of the April 10th for a fun chat, trivia contest (How much do you know about the Titanic?) and lots of giveaways. 

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 10th!

Hope you all have a great day!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.