Christmas Roses

This book review is for the novel "Christmas Roses" by Amanda Cabot.

I will start off by saying that I love Amanda's books and she has a fan in me. This is a cute what I call short story that will get you in the Christmas spirit.

Celia, who is our main character is likable and you will find yourself rooting for her and her small child to get their happily ever after.

Celia Anderson is alone, with a small child, and her friends well intentioned hints that she needs to find a daddy for her baby isn't helping matters.

She simply isn't ready to take on a new husband and has no intention of doing so. Her hands are more than full enough with taking care of her baby running a boarding house, not to mention being a babysitter for another small child.

However, even if she doesn't want to admit it to anyone else, to her own self she can admit that she MIGHT consider another husband if she found the right one. The right man who will bring her Christmas roses.

Being as those roses are almost impossible to find, however, her standards are far from being low for a future man in her life.

Hope you all have had a Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for bearing with me as I know my last few reviews have been shorter than normal. I am dealing with a broken computer screen at the moment but should hopefully have a new one by some time next week!


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


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The Christmas Pony

This book review is for the novel "The Christmas Pony" by Melody Carlson.

I knew I loved Melody's books before but after reading this sweet Christmas story I love them even more!

If you are looking for a very cute hardback Christmas book to add to your collection then I definitely recommend this one.

I have loved horses since I can remember and have always wanted one so I identified with Lucy for having such a precious wish for herself. I was the girl with all the pony and horse posters so I thought it was especially cute that she drew the pony and made her own homemade poster.

Her childlike faith is inspirational and one we should all strive to achieve for ourselves in our very hectic, grownup and sometimes cynical lives that we live. Lucy is right in that "God can do ALL Things" no matter how big or tiny they seem.

Lucy Turnbull is growing up in the hard times of 1937 and even though her mother takes in washing and boarders to help make ends meet for her family of Lucy, herself and her mother, little Lucy still longs for a pony to call her own. When her mother tells Lucy she should pray for boarders to inhabit the rooms upstairs instead of the pony she can't afford to buy or feed, Lucy takes it to heart and prays for boarders as well as for her pony and for the food to feed it.

When one of those prayers are answered the very next day in the shape of two boarders Lucy runs across in town, while running her mothers errand, Lucy's life will be changed forever.

Like I said I very much recommend this story!

Hope you are all gearing up to have very happy and full Thanksgivings!


*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.


A Promise To Love

This book review is for the novel "A Promise to Love" by Serena B. Miller.

While the cover for this book is very pretty I had a hard time getting into the story at first.

The main guys loony wife freaked me out a little at the beginning but it quickly got better after she was gone.

Serena sets the book up so that you really can't help but feel for the lonely single dad, Joshua and the abused immigrant Ingrid.

The set up of the book is very clever and while it took me a little bit to really get into the story I did end up liking it.

I liked the way that Ingrid was the one to blurt out a proposal and I liked watching them fall in love.

Serena writes very descriptively and helps paint the image of her characters with her words.

Ingrid Larsen is destitute, alone in a strange land and finds herself at the hands of a harsh task master. Regardless of her problems, however, she is determined to find her brother who disappeared into the logging camps.

When her path crosses with a heartbroken single dad who more than has his hands full with all of his now motherless children, she thinks she may have found the answer to both of their looming problems.

If you enjoy historical fiction then I think you will like this one.


*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.

Flight Of Fancy

This book review is for the novel " A Flight of Fancy" by Laurie Alice Eakes.
It is book 2 in 'The Daughters of Bainbridge House'.

As soon as I realized that Laurie was the one that had written "A Necessary Deception" I knew I wanted to read this book!

Once again this series did not disappoint and I am eagerly awaiting the next one in this series.
Laurie is becoming one of my favorite historical regency romance writers!
I very much loved the cover on this book and very excitedly dug in once the book got here.

Cassandra Bainbridge is almost an unlikely heroine but you quickly come to love her and want her to have her happily ever after. I just loved how Laurie seemed to so effortlessly blend in a lesson amongst the intrigue and romance of this story.
She has pinpointed the way to have a story focus mostly on the main characters but still be able to weave secondary people in without them overwhelming the story. I also really enjoyed the different things involving the ballooning that Cassandra is so interested in. It was very neat to see what it must have been like when these things were first invented and I loved a heroine that had a scientific brain and wasn't afraid to try her experiments for her hobby.

Cassandra Bainbridge may not be as straitlaced as she should be but Geoffrey Giles makes her heart pound and her good senses seem to fly out the window when he is near.

Losing sense of her head, however, may make her lose more than she bargained for in the long run.

Different opinions on ballooning is not the only thing that might come between their happily every after.

I so recommend this book and urge you to pick it up and read for yourself. And if you haven't read the first book in this series "A Necessary Deception" that one is one of my favorites!

Happy Reading,

*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.