Best Reads for the Holidays 2017 #BOOKREVIEWS





Welcome to our Best Holiday Reads for 2017! I love reading, in fact I love reading so much that I read a book a day ! I know it sounds impossible but yes, I do a lot of reading! All said I want encourage you to take up the great hobby of reading. Even Children's books are great and I read those as well! There is much to be said for being well read. Okay with that.. I want to encourage you to check out my list of Holiday Reads below... These are just a few to get us started and I will be adding to this list.. so check back often!!!! If you are a author or Publishing Company - Go ahead and send us your books just put on the envelope Holiday Reading . We only accept paperbacks and hardbacks or audio books. All books will not be returned in exchange for the honest review- all books will be donated locally to family or friends and a local charity in order to help spread the word about your great books! We never sell anything we review! All said please ship to Ruthie Pople 13642 State Route 370
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    Left to Chance  To order your copy https://www.amazon.com/Left-Chance-Amy-Sue-Nathan/dp/125009111X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508494461&sr=8-1&keywords=Left+to+chance


A bit of a bitter sweet read but I believe you will enjoy this, Teddi bolted from her home town when her best friend dies only to return years later to face those who she hurt and to come to terms with her own life. Teddi deals with watching her friend's husband remarry and to face her old flame. This one will tug at your heart strings. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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The Defect  To order your copy https://www.amazon.com/Defect-Jeff-Bailey/dp/1625969163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508194785&sr=8-1&keywords=the+defect+jeff+bailey



Our power has been out at our home due to a local storm. My husband and I both grabbed a few reads and started in. I picked up this book and didn't put it down until the end. Well written and captivating and may I add unsettling as the subject matter is about a plan to invade a nuclear power plant to harm Americans. The author has a lot of insight about the subject matter and has a background in the field. I felt like I was watching a action pack movie. Well written. If you like  thrillers you will enjoy this read. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.





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Killing Season: A Thriller by [Kellerman, Faye] To order your copy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X3LXV36/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


I have finally faced the facts.. I am a cat lady... I think out of loneliness living on a farm.. I mean, I like people but sometimes when I am busy I don't really like them sitting at my table drinking  my coffee and telling me their troubles. I absolutely love people but I hate to be trapped with them in my house. I like them on my terms, when I invite them. I think most women are the same.  Cats are easy. Way easier than dogs as they do demand your time but they also are pretty independent. So I have 3 cats and a stray that visits me 3 x's a week and refuses to eat cat food. Fish or real meat that is all he will eat... so with that.. I found it enjoyable to sit with Stormy my long haired kitten reading Killing Season drinking a cup of hot coffee in the Fall nothing beats this. Faye Kellerman has a wonderful book here. Ben is on the path to find his sister's murderer. Three years previous 16 year old Ellen went missing. Ben is now 17 and is stacking and doing research on clues. He seems to be ahead of the police in his investigation which is making them wonder about him and what kind of data he is collecting to find out what happened to his sister. The police believe that she was murdered by a crazy man known as the demon. Ben has other thoughts on this as he investigates for himself. I enjoyed reading this and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I give this book a five out of five stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. Grab a cat and pick up this book you will love it!


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This one was a real page turner it kept me thinking and guessing. I actually had this come in the mailbox and read it straight through as my mom who lives in a senior center was interested in this and wanted to share it with the other seniors (We donate all of our books to a local charity or Senior Centers) so I am so glad as I loved this book :) ...All said,  Kate is a real estate agent who had retired from the police force. A man dies after falling out a window... or did he? It appears that he fell and things make you wonder especially since his wife had recently passed away from a illness. Kate gets dragged into investigating what happened when her boyfriend, a former student of the man, and newspaperman asks her to look into what really happened. As they are writing a piece on her boyfriend's old teacher in Journalism, and pondering what happened. Kate is shot at and finds her own life at risk,  as they struggle to find out the truth. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. This is the first time I have ever read a book by Glen Ebisch. I loved his writing style and trying to put the pieces together to figure out what happened. I give this book a five out of five stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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I am extremely well read so naturally The Bookcase Club is a beautiful match for me. I love reading just about anything but thrillers are always a great read for me. The Bookcase club gives me the fix I need each month for a new and exciting thriller. They have a beautiful selection of various reads for the book lover and you really can't beat the price of this monthly box for yourself or for a dear friend. This month's features are Sandra Brown's Sting and Brad Meltzer 's The House of Secrets. Ck out all their boxes by clicking the link above. I did receive my product for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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This came to me at a time,  I just felt crushed. My husband and I rarely have a argument. We both have been on the "good" person in some very bad marriages. God has been so good he has healed me miraculously of all.. I have been a mentally and physically abused wife - to the point where one night the ex actually choked me to almost a inch of my life!.. all said.. God is a miracle worker and got me out of that situation. So why share this? Well my current husband made a comment to me unknowing that it crushed me. He basically told me he didn't like a remark I made to him. WELL! It hit me to the soul and brought me back.. way back.. and I just laid in the bed and cried and even though my husband told me he was sorry I just kept crying, and crying, and crying.. and CRYING! Clay was being grumpy but he was tired, working overtime and just said it. Well somehow in the midst of this.. I felt like the Lord shared with me the Song of Solomon how much He loved me and wanted to romance my soul.. so in the midst of all this I pick up the book.. "He calls YOU Beautiful!" It was like the Lord was pouring a new level of his love to me.. He loves us.. he wants to romance us, he is everything we ever wanted and makes all of our dreams come true! Imagine me? A overweight , 54 year old woman, calling me.. Beautiful, desirable, lovely.. romancing me.. seeking me.. caring for me.. not in the sexual way but in the I want you.. chasing me way.. and then as someone who loves the Lord with all her heart.. I chase Him back.. for He is the desire of my soul! This is a wonderful book.. He calls you beautiful... So as you can see God used a situation to bring deep healing to me, it made my relationship with my husband better as if you love each other as we do each time something happens you try to do better as we both do. We have a story book romance a gift from God for the junk we both went through before! .. so things weren't really bad anyway .. but I needed a healing.. and Clay needed to wake up from his funk.. he was getting tired.. and discouraged...from working too hard-  (another story) so we had a long talk and adjusted some things and took them off our plate. All said get the book - Be beautiful my sister or brother in the Lord.. and let the Lord reach deep into your life and romance you to a new level! I did receive this book actually as a surprise as the literally agent sent me extra books and told me to review them if I wanted (God loves to surprise me - He's always romancing me!) .



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Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful by [Davis Majors, Katie]   To order your copy click here



A wonderful Book! I have through the years met many wonderful friends that live in Africa. It all started as a child living at Bible College. My parents were on staff and brought their printing company there for 4 years in order to  help the college develop their own printing department. We have had people from around the world in our home on a daily basis. You can just imagine what a impact that would have on a young mind.  Since that time, I have maintained friendships from churches and just from knowing people in general in the business world as my Dad was also a international businessman from around the world.  I currently go to a strong missionary church meaning that has a host of  retired, current and up and ready to go missionaries that attend.  I can't help but pick up a book like this and think of friends such as Sylvia who through a divine plan I was able to call the President of this same college as a adult and see if she could go to school there for free as her sponsor was hoping she could stay in America longer. They did bring her there (free of charge!) she returned to Africa and married a politician and now she and her family are working to help Africa. or the time I met my first real live KING.. A king in Africa who came to visit our church, etc.. All said this is a wonderful book.. Katie finds new meaning and life in Uganda after tragedy hits her life and she pours out her heart in this book. I believe you will love this story and it will truly be a blessing to you. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.






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Excellent! Antonio drives people around for a living and is a strong Christian. His life changes one night after picking up a fare. I love political thrillers and this one was definitely a favorite. Involving corporate excess - Washington DC corruption, arms dealing, and kidnapping . I loved Antonio's character and how he loved his family. If you have every been to DC you will love this book and the Washington talk. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.






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The Mountain Man's Dog (The Mountain Man Mysteries Book 1) by [Corbin, Gary]      To order your copy 
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Definitely a book worth reading. I felt that the author kept my interest and since I love animals and have rescued my share since I live on a little backyard farm it was a hit. Lehigh Carter ends up adopted a dog to please his ex-girlfriend. The whole situation brings the two back into rekindling old feelings but not everyone is happy about it. Stacey is the daughter of a Senator and things start to get a little bit out of hand as ambition drives Lehigh into a life or death situation. A great story and I am looking forward to reading more by this author. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Deadly Dining (Stan Turner Mystery Book 11) by [Manchee, William]   To order your copy go to https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Dining-Stan-Turner-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00QS9IP7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504497295&sr=8-1&keywords=Deadly+dining


This is the first time I read anything by William Manchee and I must say I really enjoyed this book. I liked the style of the writing and it kept my interest. A triple murder was caught on film, and the whys are a mystery. There are three story lines running through this story which I loved and kept my interest. Two civil cases are also part of this book. I loved the richness of this book as far as the story was moving and of course the restaurant - who put the poison in the cheese?.. and the  The court system and more! William Manchee has a great story here and pulls it all together for a wonderful read! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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The Tyler Files #1: Smarty Pants by [Rock, Brian]    To order your copy click here

I have always been a huge reader. I believe in 4th or 5th grade I just took off and have been in love with it everyday. Smarty Pants is a fun way to keep your kids reading. Tyler has a funny problem.. talking pants! The problem is his pants won't stop talking to the bully at school along with his secret crush! A fun read for the kids. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Dido's Crown by [Rose, Julie K.]    To order your copy click here

It's time for adventure with Dido's Crown. Pack your suitcase and step into a black and white era as Mary is traveling across beautiful lands Tuisian , Southern France, etc. The story takes place in the political climate of the 1930's. A story of espionage and mystery. I loved the characters and the story line. I love reading books about World War 1 and World War 2 so this was a real treat. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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I received a advanced copy of Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson for my honest review. I have been savoring this book like a fine piece of chocolate. Cozy mysteries are my favorite reads so I get all excited whenever I am reading one and decided that I would enjoy this read a little at a time as I usually read several books throughout the week. This book is out officially on September 5th. There were some things I really loved about this first book in the rebooting of the series. I thought it was cool,  that one of the main characters was having a child and that she was  married. Something we usually don't see this close to the beginning of a series.  I loved the tone the author wrote in which I found down to earth fun. In the story a tornado hits the Scumble River town and one of the members if found dead but not by the twister ... it was murder! Skye who is very much expecting has things mounting up with the murder and the twister  to add to all this her police chief husband, Wally, is also missing. I enjoyed this and had fun trying to figure out who did it. I give it a 5 out of 5. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Legally Wedded (Legally in Love Collection Book 2) by [Griffith, Jennifer]     To order your copy click here


Legally Wedded by Jennifer Griffith is a  real swooner and was a clean romance which means...  I totally loved it!!!  This is part of the Legally In Love Series. Morgan and Josh have a plan to get financial aid for college - Get married! Josh has been cut off by his well off family so no money for him and Morgan's scholarship is zapped out the only problem they start to fall in love. I loved this sweet dreamy romance. A self-arranged marriage that turns out for the good :)  I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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We received the combo How We Love Book and workbook by Milan and Kay Yerkovich. One thing I know about being married is you are never too old to learn new things. How We Love is a great resource to help you and your spouse grow together as a couple. I enjoyed reading through the workbook and book. Lots of good stuff here. Great for church use or personal use. I did receive my copies for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. :)

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When I started this book, it was a bit difficult to get through the beginning because of the horrible abuse that Ashley Swan went through, however, it was bearable and without this part of the story you wouldn't understand the rest so it was a necessary evil. Ashley was a movie star that was kidnapped by her co-star Blaine 35 years her senior. He brought her to his retirement house in Montana in hopes that she would play a role as a movie actor in love with him only in real life! He also had a small boy at his home who also was a victim of Blair.  Ashley escaped with the boy. As they are hiding out ..in walks our Hero Beck "Trigger". It's snowing, cold and they are miles away from everyone. When the young 4 year old boy goes to steal a blanket from the barn Trigger discovers them and takes them into his Montana home. Trigger is a  a undercover agent working out personal issues in his life. Ashley and Blaine begin to fall in love while on the look out for her captor. I did enjoy this book and it kept me turning the pages. I would recommend it to my readers and I think you will enjoy this :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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I received a Arc copy of Insidious Intent for my honest review. Women are missing from weddings the motive - murder! I felt like there were many well developed characters and the book definitely held my interest from the first page until the end. The murderer also used a weird way to cover his tracks which was to burn up his victims in their vehicles.   I could hardly put this one down.  Tony Hill and Paula are working on finding the killer. I loved these two characters a lot! They were practical and believable.  The writer brought you into the mind of the killer to see what he was thinking  showing that it was based around his personal loss of love and how he acted out his craziness by harming others to relieve his torment. Definitely a book that I wouldn't be surprised at all to see turn into a movie. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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How humiliating! Laura is left at the altar! I do love reading about people falling in love and this one was a swooner.. Laurie and the best man try to bring the groom back to his senses by pretending to be a item. The only problem is they fall for each other! I don't want to give too many spoilers here but I did love this book and if you are like me and love romance and books about brides you will really enjoy this one. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Need You Now: A Cloud Bay Novel by [Douglas, Emma]    To order your copy https://www.amazon.com/Need-You-Now-Cloud-Novel-ebook/dp/B01NA00I1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503526684&sr=8-1&keywords=Need+you+now+by+emma+douglas


Faith and Caleb are both acquainted with fame. Caleb is a retired Tennis player and Faith is the daughter of a rock star. It was interesting to see these two fall in love in the quaint small town of Cloud Bay. I always love the small town feel in romances and wasn't disappointed here. Romance lovers will enjoy this one! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Absolutely loved it! The Sunken Gold by Joseph A Williams shares of diving, war and hidden treasures in World War 1. I loved hearing about the ships and the divers searching through old sea crafts looking for gold, and intelligence from enemy ships. This was a unbelievably great read! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


























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There is only one thing better than a cozy mystery it's a Christmas Cozy Mystery! Melanie is off on another adventure and this time someone winds up in Christmas slumber dead as a doorknob in the midst of the Holiday season. Yes, dead under the tree with a doggie by their side. In Wagging through the snow Melanie is working on who done it and we get to go along for the ride. I loved this story it kept me busy dreaming of the Holidays and trying to figure out who did it. I give this a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


    I am already dreaming about christmas!



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Hard Justice: A Steamy, Action-Filled Bodyguard Romance (Body Armor) by [Foster, Lori]    To order your copy click here



I enjoyed this contemporary romance by Hard Justice by Lori Foster. Fallon gets a body guard so she can enjoy life being the little rich girl. Tiny and unspoiled she gets huge Justice Wallington to watch over her so she could live a somewhat normal life. It was cute to watch the two of these fall in love. I have a great imagination and I always think if I were a movie director who would I cast for these parts.. My choice The Rock and Sandra Bullock! Big guy and small little lady. I loved the characters. Justice wasn't your average body guard not wearing the traditional black suit but rather normal clothes and she wasn't your average rich spoiled brat but normal. A great read! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Excellent! I enjoy watching Greg Gutfeld on The Five along with the other cast on his show. I feel like I am sitting in the living room with a few of my friends having a discussion. Not Cool is a wonderful read showing who  you are letting influence your life. I often think of those who run like blind rats to whatever they "hear" without "thinking" and being themselves. Greg covers a lot of different subjects in his book and I feel this is a great read for our next generation as well as those of us who are in our 50's even. People just do it because they think someone won't like them if they don't, when actually you are probably losing your sense of self-worth and just not being the leader you were made to be. All said a excellent read for all. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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A Crime of Passion Fruit (A Bakeshop Mystery) by [Alexander, Ellie]Click here to order your copy


Climb aboard an all expense Cruise ship as our heroine takes us on a trip of culinary delights as well as murder! Jules is invited to show off her baked goods as here ex husband is short a chef on his cruise line. A murder is committed and Jules works on who did it! I enjoyed that this one was away from the bakery for a change of pace as this is number 6 in the Bake shop Mystery series. Ellie Alexander is truly getting to be one of my favorite authors. Loved this book! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged


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Death Takes No Bribes: An Endurance Mystery (Endurance Mysteries Book 3) by [Van Kirk, Susan]
Death Takes No Bribes by Susan Van Kirk was a wonderful read and the last in this series. A retired teacher is on the move to find out who murdered the school principal. I enjoyed the characters and it was a bit tricky to figure out who did it. I really enjoyed this read and enjoyed the characters in the book. The principal was poisoned by the murderer and it was the job of Grace to figure out the how and the why - how was it given? Why would someone do this? Why were evaluations switched? A great read if you love mysteries you are going to love this one! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Pour yourself a cup of coffee and indulge in Julie Mulhern's cozy mystery Cold As Ice.
Ellison is on the trail of a who done it. She is struggling with her daughter who has eyes for a guy that Ellison doesn't trust and she is concerned about her money in her bank. The discovery of a body gets her on the trail to rescue her world. I loved Ellison as a character she was enjoyable to follow around. This is a great addition for old and new cozy readers alike! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Holiday in the Hamptons        To order yours click here

I enjoyed reviewing Holiday In The Hamptions a sweet romance involving identical twins and a ex-love Seth. Fliss and Seth had a unfinished love and for a bit Fliss pretends she is her sister out of concern for her hurt past. Seth is a vet and Fliss is a dog walker. The two rekindle their old flame after Seth shows some reassuring love to Fliss to win her heart back. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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When widow Elizabeth comes from Italy with her 14 year old son she finds
"community" in the comfort of her grandmother's home as well as from family and friends. An enjoyable read on how generations pull together to make home and family. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee.. get in a comfy chair and let's talk.. This side of Murder by AnnaLee Huber was a cozy delight! We travel back in time to England 1919 for this one. Verity has lost her husband and while she is grieving she receives a letter implying that her husband may have committed treason. It was exhilarating to hear about the sea in this book. I also loved the language of the day. A most enjoyable read! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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A beautiful story you will remember for years to come. This story was close to my heart as I have family that live on the Chesapeake Shore. Kiera who recently lost her fiance through a heart attack moves to a beautiful cottage on the shore only to be butting heads with her next door neighbor and we know that sometimes love and anger can be one and the same! A wonderful read. I give this a 5 out of 5 perfect for a relaxing Fall afternoon! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Susan McBride floods up a nice cozy in her Come Helen High Water. I could hardly put this baby down! Luann is missing and her friend suspects foul play, when her body appears it is confirmed. I loved the characters and the small town feel in this book. Helen is looking to solve the mystery and runs into all kinds of fun as things are not what they seem. It was a lot of fun trying to figure out who did it. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars.



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A swoony romance! Grace goes after her younger sister who is a runaway bride only to meet up with a guy who wants her to pretend she is his girlfriend to ward off his matchmaking sister. I loved the background of the Holidays in the story and how even other people noticed the attraction they had to each other. A wonderful read with great characters. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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A most enjoyable read The Man of My Dreams by Stephanie Aviles is a perfect Fall read to sip a cup of hot cocoa with. Elena comes home from the military ready to put on her feminine side when a blast from the past comes on the scene and she is out for revenge to a man that caused her grief - Daniel. He on the other side is trying to make amends to her for his past. I enjoyed this and loved the characters. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Finding her husband with some cheerleaders sends Kaley to her Aunt Rikki who works at the Happy Hula Dress Boutique. When a co-worker is strangled by a bikini Kaley has to help clear her aunt's name. This cozy mystery was a lot of fun and lots of laughs. If you love fun and mysteries you will love this book. I received this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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With the start of school and many homeschoolers have been in school all year this is a excellent book for Mom’s to read to see how valuable you are as a Mom and to know what really matters. Being raised in a Christian home I have to say the greatest gift my parents gave me was to teach me to really love God. Not just going to church but to genuinely love the Lord. This book is a wonderful encouragement to Moms. Beautiful for yourself or as a gift. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.











































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Will I Ever Be Free of You?: How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist and Heal Your Family by [McBride, Karyl]   To order your copy click here

As a former church worker and as a Christian I care about people. We live in a age that divorce is even in the church. My thought on Christians and divorce is the same as My Lord Jesus' - It shouldn't be but because of hard hearts.. I am going to do what I am going to do and too bad for you.. You may be married to a bully abusing you, someone that insists on having a girlfriend, a drug addict or a sex addict- We live in tough times and peoples hearts are Hard.. I am going to do what I am going to do and too bad for you.. Jesus gives us a way out.. not His original plan but we have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.. with that.. this book may be priceless to you or someone you know who is going through a difficult divorce - Narcissism goes beyond normal selfishness and vanity it is a terrible degrading thing. This book covers Narcissism as well as puts the tools and helps in your hands to live a better life. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars and should be on the shelves of ministers, marriage counselors and into the hands of those who are suffering. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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One of my hats in life has been working in church work and at times I have been a Ladie's Bible Study teacher. I think it is important for women to understand others as they say who mothers mothers? It is other mothers. This book is a excellent resource for ministry workers and women to help others or even yourself heal from being involved with a Narcissistic mother. I have been blessed that I have a mother that is a true mother from the heart. I always say my mother was born to be a mother but it isn't that way with everyone. I believe the Truth will set you free and sometimes just knowing what you are dealing with with help you. I found this book excellent covering such things as mom's with addictions and accepting yourself despite feeling rejected etc. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive my book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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If you have watched the Big Foot shows on TV and you tubes you will enjoy reading this book on Big Foot. Robert Pyle shares gorgeous scenery and the vocalizations of big foot. A beautiful enjoyable read. If you are "into " Big Foot you will definitely want to add this to your collection as you decide if Big Foot is real or just a myth. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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As a cozy mystery junkie I loved reading this bakery cozy.  Vangie is a pastor and a baker. She bakes up a delicious Macaron only to find out that her baked good has placed her smack dab in the  the middle of a  murder investigation. The victim had the baked goods at the murder scene.  She's not to big on the small town Sherriff either and he's on this case. She needs to find out who done it. I loved the writing style of R.L. Syme and the story gave me a chuckle and kept me interested. It was fun to try and figure out who did it which you will suspect about everyone.. which always means it's a good one! Small town gossip, small town feel. You won't be able to put it down! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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The Key to Making Money on Craigslist: How I Make Thousands in My Spare Time   To order yours click here



I am a big "nerd" when it comes to sales, marketing, pr etc.. this is where you will find me wearing my bow tie and big glasses as I don't just love sales and people I am a "geek" where all this is concerned. Naturally I fell in love with this book and speaking as a nerd.. (meaning I know my stuff) you will love this book if you are looking to earn a little extra cash for your family with the holidays coming up this book will pay for itself. Steven Fies shares how to make money on Craigslist. We use craigslist to sell our extra farm animals and enjoyed reading this book from that point of view. There are also assignments to do if you are hoping to go all out craigslist and want to earn some extras. A great tool for every family and person wanting to earn some good money on Craigslist. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Excellent! A inside look into the criminal mind. The Heist by Leopold Borstinski will keep you up reading this baby until it is finished. Frank is planning a bank heist with his buddies but things start to get off course with his girl gets her eyes on someone else and trust issues among the group. A tense great read. I loved this and look forward to reading more from this author. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.
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To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years, #12)





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Absolutely beautifully written with lots of interesting characters in the 12th Mitford Novel. I couldn't put it down.  Dooley and Lace are facing a financial crisis, there is a dead person in the paper, Father Kavanagh is offered a interesting job. No spoilers here but I will tell you that even though this is #12 in the series I read it as a stand alone and had no trouble and can hardly wait to read the rest of this series! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Finally Retirement!.. or so he thought.. Kruger abandons his cushy retirement life to track down a murderer. This is a page turner as you travel along with FBI Profiler Sean Kruger is looking for a serial killer. I enjoyed this read. It was fast paced and intense. My favorite part when he was sitting in the office and started thinking about checking out the house. - I don't know exactly why I just think it was because he was constantly pushing  further and further to get to the bottom of things. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged


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I am a romance junkie ! My husband and I usually watch the same show but when he is watching something I just can't get into that is the perfect time to do some of my reading. Wallard was such a sweet romance it was hard to put down. You can take a little "mental vacation" to Tennessee and peak in on India's heartbreak as she broke off her wedding and then by accident meets up with Wyatt. Can love be found again? I think you will love this book and I hear another book is coming out by this author! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Beyond Reason (The Texas Trilogy) by [Martin, Kat]   To order yours click here


This is one of those books that you will remember for a long time. Full of suspense and romance. Carly takes over her grandfather's trucking business only to discover that something fishy is going on. Cain is helping her and protecting her. Block out sometime to read this baby as once you get into this you will be hooked for the day! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.
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A Small-Town Bride (Chapel of Love) by [Ramsay, Hope]    To order yours click here


The best book ever! I laughed and laughed.. pampered Amy Lyndon is locked out of her home by her father. He locks her bank account and credit card all because she refuses to marry the guy her family has picked for her. Finding herself homeless she does some pretty funny things such as toppling a fence in the buff to turn on the water from a utility room when she realizes the shower room she is using had the water turned off for the season. She also is doped by her new boss Dusty who has her out in the night "Snipe" hunting so she can get some overtime money as a practical joke to teach her a lesson. A really cute story I think you will enjoy. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Here Comes the Bride (Chapel of Love) by [Ramsay, Hope]   To order click here



I absolutely loved this book it was definitely a big laugh out loud book. Jilted at the altar - Revenge is on the agenda! Andrew the best man helps Laurie set up a string of dates to get back at Brandon (the groom) but as love goes Andrew finds himself wanting this stranded bride for his own. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Perfume River Nights by Michael P. Maurer   To order your copy click here

Perfume River Nights by Michael P Mauer shares of a teenage boy who discovers the reality of war and death in this coming of age novel. He also discovers parts of himself that are troubling.  A interesting read. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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See What Flowers by [Mullen, Shannon]   To order your copy click here


 Emma turns 30 and is an emergency doctor. Everything seems good until Adam the love of her life ends up missing as she works on trying to discover what has happened to him she goes to social media and the police. Life isn't as it seems has she been dating Walter White? This story speaks of mental illness and how it crept in. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Falcon Wild   To order your copy click here

This is a YA read but certainly can be read by anyone. Karma grew up on her father's Education center and she is in hopes of becoming a Certified Falconer. The family encounter a tire blow out with her father and younger brother trapped in the car,  she finds herself lost in the Montana wilderness looking for help with Cooper a runaway and a loose Falcon! A great book for nature lovers. I enjoyed this immensely. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies werer exchanged.




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I absolutely love this Subscription Box Club. I read alot, in fact I read more than the normal person, something I picked up as a kid. I often think of how I would go on vacation and fill the backseat of my car with totes of books, as a adult. As I child, I would  go visit my grandma Yingst, and read in her beautifully Pennsylvania Dutch home on her window seat.  Book Case Club sends you books each month starting at $9.99 . What I love is that you can choose which Type of books you want to read. They asked me what type I would be interested in and I chose the thriller box (Gotta have my dose of those thrillers!!!). I loved my box ! I felt that the books were a good choice for me. If you are a book tuber like me -those of us that do youtubes on books we read, you will be able to get a active discussion going on your reads on youtube with other readers who have read the books.   If you aren't a book tuber you will enjoy checking out the booktubes on the books. (you can watch my book tubes at http://www.youtube.com/poplebackyardfarm - along with all the other things on our vlog). You can also chose more books if you read a lot or less books as the book boxes are all different sizes! This is also a wonderful way to encourage little ones to read as they have children boxes. I did receive my box for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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Designed To Go The Distance: A Survival Guide for The Creative Professional by [Dowell, Mitch]    To order yours go to click here



This is a perfect book for business professionals to slip into their briefcase to grow your creative skills. I enjoyed the author's stories and helps to give insight into the creative personalities. Down to earth and practical. A must read for the business professional. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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The Hunting Ground (The Deuce Mora Series Book 2) by [Heller, Jean]  To order your copy click here

A moving story about the abuse of children. Why isn't anyone helping out? A political thriller with lots of twists that kept me turning the pages. This is the second book in the Deuce Mora series and you will not be disappointed. I enjoyed the characters in this story and this book kept me turning the pages. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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I read Crime Song first by this author and really enjoy David Swinson's writing style and the character of Frank in these series. Frank is a dirty cop who was retired off the force and is a PI. Now is ripping off in a hero type style the dirty streets of DC - A fast pace read that kept me at the edge of my seat. He also is a drug addict which makes this story interesting to see someone in this role. I really enjoyed this read. I think you will love reading this author!  I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Dawn of Grace (Shalan Adventure #4)


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WOW! What a fabulous read this is. Guaranteed you will not be able to put this one down! This is my first time reading this author and what a treat this was! I love mysteries and watching how the characters interact, Dee and Harry Shalan are on helping their friend accused of murder. The circumstances don't look good especially when more people are being murdered and the situations look similar. This is well written and a page turner. This is #4 in the series but I had no trouble at all reading this as a stand alone. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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The Captain's Daughter: A Novel by [Moore, Meg Mitchell]     To order your copy click here



Eliza and her husband Rob live in a swanky richy area and her life  to others seems perfect,  until her father a Lobster man becomes  sick.  Eliza  goes to  Maine where she grew up. While she is there she begins to reflect on what could have happened to her life. This is a quiet read about life. Lots of characters and thoughts on life. I enjoyed this popular book :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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In my early 20's in the 80's I found this to be a fun beach read and a memory jogger of those times. Amy and Veronica meet a series of men looking for the perfect silverware. Men are described as some are forks, some are knives and some are spoons. I also liked that Syracuse University is mentioned since Syracuse is my old stomping grounds and I grew up in the area. :) This is a great light read and for those of us who grew up in the 80's this book will give you some laughs of days gone by. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Sunflowers for Sarita (The Crystal Falls Series Book 4) by [Miley, Dianne]


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Sarita is rebuilding her life her daughter is kidnaped by  in revenge for Sarita's testimony that landed him in prison. The kidnapper is also the father of the daughter and wanted Sarita to have an abortion. Sarita is working as a Home Interior Designer and Max, the wealthy good looking client helps works with her to get her child back. A story of love and faith tested. I loved this book and think you will too! I love how it was written and it is a real page turner so block out a evening to read this sweet book :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Can you hear me squealing with delight at this one? Connie Chappell has written a wonderful new mystery series. Okay- let's get to it - Wrenn is a historian and finds a body in a old mansion. There is a vast list of characters that will keep you guessing who done it. This is a delightful read with a hidden passage, old mansion, cop, boyfriend, etc.. A perfect start to a new series! I did receive this copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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One awesome read! Exposed by Lisa Scottoline kept me turning the pages! This is the first book I have read in Lisa Scottoline's legal thrillers.Two lawyers at odds when the younger lawyer Mary takes on a case involving the illegal firing of a man without doing the proper legal checking. Bonnie the older lawyer has the parent company as a client. A battle of wills that tears at the fibers of the law firm. I loved the characters and learning about them in this book and look forward to reading more from this author! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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The Identicals: A Novel by [Hilderbrand, Elin]
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I had this on my list of books I wanted to read this summer and just loved it. I loved the talk about Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Two places I have visited  in the past.  I  also loved the TV series Wings which was set in Nantucket. Two twins have a falling out one ends up with one parent on Martha's Vineyard the other with the other parent in Nantucket. A fun story of relationships and family. A great beach read! You will love this! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged :) 


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Crime Song (Frank Marr) by [Swinson, David]
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Unlike a lot of crime books this one is unique in that the PI is also a drug addict. I haven't read this author before and this is part of a series but I had no difficulty reading this as a stand alone. Frank is on a job working on a family case for his aunt. Things start to take a turn when his own house is burglarized and the odd thing was they left Frank's private stash of cocaine. I loved this book and it kept me flipping pages. I loved the writing style and feel that if you love crime novels you will love this one. I did receive my copy for review puposes and no monies were exchanged.


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The Heart of a Texas Cowboy : Men of Legend - Linda Broday    To order your copy click here



I can't say enough good about this book! The story opens up with Houston getting ready to get married only to have his bride to be murdered at the altar! What transpires next is the murder of his heart, he finds out that Becky the girl he just adored was not in love with him at all and was actually going to have another man's baby and was roping him to be the father. The family was going to lose their home when a deal was made that if Houston married the daughter of the the debt collector who also was in need of a daddy for her baby the debt would be settled. Lara had been attacked by a ranch hand. Two people thrown into a marriage. This is a beautiful marriage of convenience and shares the high calling of integrity and duty. I loved this story. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Surgeon's Story      To order yours click here



Truly a wonderful read about the work of a heart surgeon. It is very moving and informative as you will get a up close look at Kristine Guleserian a top surgeon working on little children and holding their very lives in her hands. This is  a wonderful read. It will give you hope and courage too as you see up close and person the lives of others. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Death Among Rubies: A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery by [Koreto, R. J.]       To Order yours click here



Death Among Rubies by RJ Koreto was a real treat! A cozy mystery written as if you were in the Sense and Sensibility - Jane Eyre time period! A must for those who love Agatha Christie. Lady Frances Ffolkes and her side kick maid are on it working on a great who dun it - when a man is daggered! (Is that a word.. well he was killed by a dagger!) In a big mansion.. lots of people.. lots of Elizabethan talk, life I think you will love it as I did ! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies was exchanged.


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Dangerous Ends (Pete Fernandez Mystery #3)     To order your copy click here



I enjoy reading crime stories. Alex Segura spins a great story in Dangerous Ends. This is the third book in the Pete Fernandez series and even though I haven't read the other two I had no trouble reading this as a stand alone. Pete, a PI  is hired by the daughter of a man who has been in prison for a decade. His friend Kathy talks him into taking on this venture. You will love descriptive Miami life running through the stories with gangs, etc.. This is a rich full story with crime, Miami life, prison, etc. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Where the Sweet Bird Sings     To order yours click here



This heart felt book tells of the grief Emma feels at the lost of her son and also having her grandfather pass. Emma's son dies of a rare disease and as she is going through her grandfather's things she discovers things about her family. It is a heartfelt book as Emma struggles with life and moving forward. Although it was a sad book it is one that helps us realize that life moves forward. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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I absolutely love this Subscription Box Club. I read alot, in fact I read more than the normal person, something I picked up as a kid. I often think of how I would go on vacation and fill the backseat of my car with totes of books, as a adult. As I child, I would  go visit my grandma Yingst, and read in her beautifully Pennsylvania Dutch home on her window seat.  Book Case Club sends you books each month starting at $9.99 . What I love is that you can choose which Type of books you want to read. They asked me what type I would be interested in and I chose the thriller box (Gotta have my dose of those thrillers!!!). I loved my box ! I felt that the books were a good choice for me. If you are a book tuber like me -those of us that do youtubes on books we read, you will be able to get a active discussion going on your reads on youtube with other readers who have read the books.   If you aren't a book tuber you will enjoy checking out the booktubes on the books. (you can watch my book tubes at http://www.youtube.com/poplebackyardfarm - along with all the other things on our vlog). You can also chose more books if you read a lot or less books as the book boxes are all different sizes! This is also a wonderful way to encourage little ones to read as they have children boxes. I did receive my box for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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Night Watch (Mark Pacer Series Book 3) by [O'Barr, Ann Gaylia]     To order yours go to click here



I picked up this copy to read over the 4th of July week. Ann Gaylia O'barr  shares a page turning political thriller. This is the third book in the Mark Pacer series. I had no trouble at all reading this without reading the other books. Mark is a young diplomat who discovers a senior ambassador in the elevator near death. Several things that struck me about this book I found interesting the relationship between Mark and his wife as they work towards Mark staying home with the children was one. The other was the talk of AIDS and Mark coming to terms with his friends developing this disease. There was a lot of interaction with Mark and his wife which I found interesting as she was in hopes of working on her career. - Those were  some of the things in the story but the heart of this book was the stealing of classified documents and worrying about a spy - mole among us. I enjoyed this book and enjoyed the range of subjects as well as characters which made for a wonderful read. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Complete Access by [Bannat, David]     To order yours go to click here


I found Complete Access by David Bannat a interesting read. From a early age Brian had a knack for computers as his brother Jay noticed early on. Jay doesn't understand the computer world like Brian does but is an accountant. Brian gets into trouble with his skills working with political figures which ends up getting him kidnapped and Jay ends up killing someone by accident which leads to being hired by the FBI - If you love computer thrillers you will like this. I found this to be a easy read and it kept my attention. :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Hoang Chi TruongTigerFish: A Memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel's Daughter and her coming of age in America



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This book will hold your attention from the minute you pick it up until you are finished! A true story of how Hoang Chi Truong fled to the USA during the fall of Vietnam and her new life in the USA. It was interesting to hear thoughts about for example what it would be like to eat oatmeal, etc.. and that ketchup and mustard wasn't put on food because it wasn't available in Vietnam. War as a child , and coming to America, etc.. A beautiful read. I did receive my book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 





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I can't help but love westerns. Years ago they were all the rage now it is a bit harder to find them and when you do take advantage of a good read as it speaks a lot about the American life in years gone by. Backed to the Wall by CM Wendelboe made me feel like I was watching a good ol Western on the TV with the traveling with bedrolls and lawmen, etc. You will read about Indians and the like. I really enjoyed reading this and the details were what made me love this story the most. Everyone is looking for Lorna to get the reward money. Lawlessness and the Law and all the thoughts and scenes involved  were painted beautifully for the serious reader making up this beautiful Western. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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This Time Forever (Glebe Point Book 1) by [Paris, Patricia]   To order your copy click here


Drama! Drama! Drama! ..okay, girls get out your popcorn for this one.. I can soooo see this one happening in real life. The couple fall for each other only there is a MAJOR problem she is checking him out to see if he is a good man. Why? Because she is guardian to HIS real son and she was planning to check him out to see if he'd be a good dad. His story? He wants the kid and wants to be a good dad but he is ticked that she played him.. or so he thought? I think you will enjoy this read to find out how it all pans out. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 




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Between Lost and Found by [Stratton, Shelly]    To order your copy click here


I loved how this book was written, easy flowing and it kept my interest. A coming to terms in life book including faults and what we expect or want may not be the reality. Family, life, expectations. Janelle is between lost and found. A great read. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency by [Enss, Chris]     To order  your copy click here



The Pinks by Chris Enss is a true story about the first women detectives and spys with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. These women stand out in history as their role in establishing the Secret Service. I was really surprised that I had never heard of them before. It was interesting to read about their lives and the things they did in a time when life seemed to be a bit slower. A worthy read for history lovers and mystery lovers alike! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.




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What a wonderful treat of a read this one is! The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.What struck me about this book was how intelligent and knowing a Octopus is. I always thought they were pretty much a blob in the ocean and didn't really understand their looks or their intelligence. It was interesting to learn about their suction cups and  that they could go through such tiny spots compared to their size and more! This book will bring you into the life of a sea creature and bring you a new respect for a beautiful sea creature! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Ivy Get Your Gun (Ivy Meadows Mysteries #4)      To order yours go to click here


When two actors duel it out and someone changes the blanks for real bullets you get a dead guy. Cindy Brown spins a fun cozy mystery in Ivy Get Your Gun. Another fun thing is that Lassie the pug has joined a bunch of feral dogs (Chihuahas!) I had a lot of fun reading this mystery. A Mine, old West, and a who done it! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Christmas in London: A Novel by [Hughes, Anita]   To order yours click here



Give me a Christmas Romance any day of the year! Anita Hughes paints a beautiful Christmas story just like a nice Holiday movie with 4 main characters. Taking place in beautiful London. Louise is approached to help with a cooking show after the hostess ends up with some physical problems.  She shares some of her baked goods with the show to help in a pinch.Then there is  Kate, the producer of the show. She runs smack into a blast from her past a old flame. This  heartfelt Christmas story set in London is lovely and well written. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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What a wonderful read! The question arises in life how do you get to heaven? This book answers that question and is a illustrated read! If you love to color you may also choose to do that in this book! I belong to a small reading group.. kinda.. my friends and I exchange and recommend books to each constantly as soon as  I read this I knew my friend Patty would love to read this. This is a must summer read and you will love it! Perfect to read and then give to a friend! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. :) 


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Type and Cross     To order your copy click here


This is one of those end of the world as we know it books - a plague has hit and is spreading among those with type O blood. Seph is hired to catch the creator of the plague to stop it. A fun fast paced thriller. soldiers, drama, and could easily be a movie! I enjoyed this. And if you have been reading my reviews for awhile you know I love attention to detail and enjoyed that in this book. Lots of interesting characters too in this story. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Everything His Heart Desires (Love Heals All) by [Preston, Patricia]      To order your copy click here



A charming clean romance. Right off I knew I liked this book. Everything His Hear Desires by Patricia Preston is the second book in the A Love Heals All Romance series. This 2nd book can definitely can be read as a stand alone. The characters in this book were great! I loved Brett who dismissed Natalie off years before only to find that she turned out differently than expected. Brett is a cardiologist in need of Natalie's family's help. Natalie is now established and not the person she was years ago. I love the "flirty" way the two interacted with each other and the chemistry they had. The other characters in the story were interesting. The thing that really struck me in this book the most was the little things like the cat, a gift, etc.. loved this book! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Beach House for Rent (The Beach House, #4)    To order your copy https://www.amazon.com/Beach-House-Rent-Book-ebook/dp/B01MPZHKJ5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1498697025&sr=1-1&keywords=Beach+House+for+rent+by+Mary+Alice+Monroe


Love, Love, love! -  this "beachy" read. Put on your bathing suit and pour a nice up of ice tea. Mary Alice Monroe's #4 Beach house series is super! I felt like I was vacationing and loved how the writer made me feel like I could just about feel the water splashing on me and the birds singing in my ears :)  Heather has some anxiety issues and is renting out the beach house while painting shore birds. Bo is building a deck and then there is Cara who is struggling with a tragedy - All said heartwarming story that is perfect for the summer! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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The Shattered Bull (Drexel Pierce Book 1) by [Kanouse, Patrick]      click here to order yours https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Bull-Drexel-Pierce-Book-ebook/dp/B01MDRSC6H/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8


I have a good imagination and absolutely love when a author paints in color and detail so I feel like I am there. Patrick Kanouse in The Shattered Bull paints a beautifully detailed detective story. The Bull - Hal Nye is dead - Was it his mistress? Was it his allergic reaction to nuts? I liked that it was set in Chicago - I lived outside of Chicago in a little town for a brief time in my early 20's. Well written and a easy read. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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 Free of Malice by [Lazarus, Liz]     To order your copy Click here



A horrible thing happens Laura is awaken in the middle of the night to a rapist! He leaves promises of his return. She goes into therapy to work through this drama all the while looking over her shoulder for her attacker. She is assured that this is just all part of the process of getting better. A thriller and real page turner. Laura also sneaks a purchasing a fire arm to protect herself knowing that she could have been sent to prison if she had shot the rapist. She begins writing a legal case about her situation. Interesting thoughts on owning firearms which of course we all know is our right as Americans. A thought provoking read. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Grab your cocoa and curl up with this artic delight! Number 5 in Carolyn Mulford's Show Me Detective Series "The Sinister Snowman".
Phoenix Smith tries to figure out who murdered the old congressman. The book gave me a laugh as it reminded me of the fun we had playing Clue as kids as it involves a snowbound property. I chuckled when they were looking for a revolver only to find that.. (won't share any spoilers! ) All said if you love cozy mysteries you will love this book set in the cold and snow. Well written, fun and a page turner.  I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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I had heard of this book and was really pleased to finally sit down and read it. The Hollow Man by Paul Hollis is well written and one you won't easily forget. In a nut shell you have Terrorism and a man surviving in that stessful world. Lots of travel and you will feel like you have been traveling right along with the character  from the beautifully descriptive writing. Taking place in Europe it will get you thinking about the present day world we are in now and the struggles at hand. Insightful, descriptive, and fast paced. This is one of those books that you will love seeing on the Big Screen :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.





Embracing Hope by [Butler Wojtowicz, Janell]    To order your copy click here

When I was a kid my parents were on staff at a Christian College, I attended a private christian school then, later I was hired by my church as our Church secretary. These  experiences made me enjoy this read even more. This is a beautiful Christian romance that covers university life as well as the hopes and tragedies that life dishes out. I loved reading about  Dean and the outcome of "hope" as he gets a new dream and beginning. Little gems of wisdom in this goodie! If you are a Christian or not this is one book you will love reading and think of often! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.  


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The Spy Across the Table (A Jim Brodie Thriller Book 4) by [Lancet, Barry]   To order your copy click here


 In my mid 20's my ex husband and I used to have a Japanese friend, Bruce, spend Saturday nights at our home in order to go to church with us on Sunday. He was a Army Sergeant and I loved hearing about his life. Bruce was half Japanese and German and was over 6 feet tall! Later we received a call from Bruce, stationed in Germany  to let know he had married a lovely Korean girl and neither of them spoke the same language! In reading the Spy Across the Table by Barry Lancet, how could I not think of a friend so dear. What I loved about this story was the beautiful writings about Japanese life and art. There is so much to this book I hardly knew where to begin in writing this! The story begins at a Japanese play with 2 murders. One of the victims has connections with the first lady. So the President hires in Jim Brodie a Japanese expert and antique dealer along with a  background as a PI is called in to work on the case. It all boils down to a scheme with North Korea and China trying to get information and to obtain Anna a prime target for them for information. Brodie is stuck at one point in a torture situation day which at times looked promising of getting free only to have the story repeated. The background homework on this book was thoroughly researched. This is a rich read, but not wordy and hard to read but rather flowing,natural and a sheer delight! I loved it! 5 out of 5 stars on this one guys! I did receive a ARC copy for review and no monies were exchanged. 



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The Red Hunter: A Novel by [Unger, Lisa]        To order your copy click here



Two women's lives collade and spin into this thriller both connected by a old house. Both women have experienced tragedy the murder of one's parents the other with a brutal assault and a toddering marriage. Fast paced and and will get you thinking about justice and revenge. I also loved that one of the women was a blogger since of course that is what I am doing now :). The crimes were insane but Lisa Unger has managed to make them bearable in this thriller. Sneaky peak..Underground railroads, tunnels, and conversations...that get you thinking. If you like edge of your seat thrillers I believe you will enjoy this book. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour when I was 5 years old. My husband Clay also accepted Jesus when he was a child into his life. Sometimes life just hits us. We get busy or just about anything and we need to refresh ourselves in the Lord. Kenneth Copeland went through a dry spot in his life for no particular reason and what he did is written in this little gem. I love going through this book. Thought provoking and will help you to "stir yourself up!" Perfect to slip in your suitcase for vacations or to put in your briefcase! As it says in this book .. "When you believe The Word of God , you ignite a spark inside you that lights a fire you can't get any other way. " I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2)    To order your copy click here



Loads of fun here for all of us who adore Cozy Mysteries! Saddled reluctantly as a maid of honor, things only get worse for poor Maggie as she deals with the bridezilla with a list of chores. Maggie is hooked into entertaining Ginger who everyone complains about , but to Maggie at first seems the model citizen or is she?  We have in the book the traditional murder. I loved this book lots of fun characters and gave you a sense of Cajun flare! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Fata Morgana by [Boyett, Steven R., Mitchroney, Ken]     To order your copy click here




I recently watched Guardians of the Galaxy with my husband. I love it, Clay has perked my interest in sci-fi as we watch a lot of it together. Fata Morgana gave me a nice dose of sci-fi and WW2 two of my favorite types of reads. Joe and his crew flying the Fata Morgana have several cool adventures to read about in this gem. The research on the WW2 and the accuracy of the planes and crew during this time period was priceless. I also loved the time travel and generally how this book was put together and held my interest. A wonderful read! I can hardly wait to read more from these authors. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Fatal Analysis   To order your copy click here


Grant, a Psychatrist, is on the decline in life and in walks Megan a  as she is asking for help for her depressed sister. Grant and Megan start a affair and the sister ends up dead from a overdose. Now Grant is in a spot sleeping with a patient and a death. He tries to get away and she is pressing towards him threatening a law suit etc. One thing I want to add is I absolutely loved how easy this was to read the minute I picked up the book the story flowed beautifully until the very end with descriptive words, good characters and insight a plus for all of us who read a lot this made the book a easy enjoyable read making the reader want more.  The book is also a  real page turner and a must for your summer reading! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.  


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Murder in Mayfair (Atlas Catesby #1)   To order your copy https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Mayfair-Atlas-Catesby-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01MRZ3V3F/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498039425&sr=8-1&keywords=Murder+in+Mayfair



I received a advanced reader's copy of Murder in Mayfair by D.M.Quincy for my honest review. This book was set in the early 1800's and the wording for those of us that love Historical romances and mysteries reflects the time period. Atlas comes across an usual scene a woman being auctioned off by her own husband! He tries to help her, but she refuses him until after her husband is murdered. I enjoyed the story line. Atlas works hard at clearing her name. The dead husband has many enemies and even his own brother may be one. This is the first in this series and I am looking forward to more books from this author. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Galveston: 1900, Indignities, Book Six: The Altercation (Galveston, 1900, Indignities) by [Brown, N.E.]  To order your copy click here




Imagine going to a hotel for 1.50 a night? Take a trip back in time in NE Brown's Book 6 The Aftercation of the Indignities. I have not read the previous books in this series but felt that this book could hold it's own. Catherine moves back to Galveston after the death of her husband holding secrets that she has had for generations. A real old west read complete with straight edge shaving and the rough and tough of the times. I enjoyed the writing style and the characters and I felt like I was watching a good ol Western.  Lots of well developed characters and the story covered some light sexual content but not graphic but showing life in the Old West. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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I received this book from blogging for books, to be honest I don't know if I would have picked this up at the bookstore as I am more of the damsel in distress kind of reader. However I felt that this book really showed the weak and the strong side of Lola who was a powerful woman among a uncertain world of crime, gangs and troubles. There were some editing problems but to be honest because of my background (my dad owned a printing company among other things) I have read lots of books even after editing that had many errors so I really don't worry about such things but I know this was something that was addressed by other readers and my heart is always I would rather read a ARC anyday and get as close as possible to the author's heart then to be polished. Hold on to your seat and fast paced. I felt like this is the kind of book to read late at night with a big bowl of popcorn or when the husband takes the kids out for the afternoon. A great  read all at once fun read! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 




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Glimpse of Death: A Riveting Serial Killer Thriller by [Wolfe, Leslie]    To order your copy Click here




Next time you get stopped by the police,  you will probably keep your window rolled up and asked to see proper identification. You will be searching the internet to find out your legal rights to identify law enforcement. This thriller shares the story of a killer who likes to stalk his victims first. I enjoyed the writing style with so many descriptions of the surroundings.   FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is on the case trying to find the nutso killer. It was interesting to see how the case unfolded and  how the killer was targeting cheaters. If you like thrillers you will enjoy this edge of your seat book. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.  Image result for detective



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You will give squeals of delight as you read Murder Has Nine Lives by Laura Levine. Funny and captivating you will have separate anxiety if you have to stop reading to take care of your kids or have to do the laundry. Prozac the cat is starring in a commercial! Jaine is on the set while trying to keep Prozac together. The promise of 5,000 for the shoot seems like a dream come true. It happens .. The dream goes ka-push as Dean, is acting and falls down dead. Jaine is accused of murder as Prozac ruins the shoot just before Dean bites the dust. I give this book 5 stars out of 5. A great read and one you really should put on your summer reads list!


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Falling Hard (A Nugget Romance Book 9) by [Finz, Stacy]   To order your copy click here


Logan doesn't really like the small town he finds himself  in, a big change from his life as a NAVY SEAL. He isn't really thrilled with life until he meets boot wearing Annie Sparks. I loved the small town feel of the book. This is supposed to be a pit stop for Logan while he looks to find his biological father. Annie and Logan actually hit it off right away but they feel that it can't move forward as the romance is basically snuffed out before it can begin because of this. The book has some interesting things include a hostage situation. The heartfelt attitude of just enjoy it while we can made me want to see this couple being able to be together forever.  I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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Murder at Sea of Passenger X Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #5 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series) by [Burke, Anna Celeste]     To order your copy click here


Georgie and her her new hubby are on their honeymoon on a luxury cruise with all the bells and whistles especially since her boss owns the ship - Eccentric Max! Someone falls overboard and the mystery begins! Who did it ? Many suspects will get your wondering. I loved the writing style and the characters. This is a cozy mystery always happy and fun! I absolutely loved reading this book full of cozy fun! If you are cozy mystery buff like me you are going to fall in love with author Anna Celeste Burke! I did review my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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I absolutely adore cozy mysteries, in fact, I can't get enough of them! I was not disappointed in Susan M. Boyer's Low Country Bonfire. Tammy hires Liz and Nate to see if her husband is a cheater.  She gets the news that he is which after that news, she promptly stuffs his stuff in the trunk. Next thing she does.. sets it on fire!  To make matters worse a dead body is found in the trunk, when the car is checked to make sure it has cooled down! I enjoyed this book immensely. Well written and even though this is the 6th in the series it can easily be read as a stand alone :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 




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This is a beautiful story of friendship among those who are empty-nesters. I enjoyed this as a empty nester myself and appreciate those who have made their way into the inner circle of my friendships. The story covers the results of what happens at a school shooting and the right to bare arms which gets you thinking about the world we live in and how the present day issues touch everyones lives. This book shows the value of friendship among women with various life situations. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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The Switch   To order your copy click here


Tanner is your average traveling Joe businessman until the day he goes through airport security, picks up his laptop and goes home. The big switch has started! He took home the wrong Laptop! One that belonged to a senator with top secret files! Information regarding a new hacking system.. to spy through smart TV, phones, etc.. Clear your calendar as the chase is on. You won't put this baby down until you finish it! I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Once again I am reviewing a book in the WW2 era that also includes a romance and mystery in the storyline!
Alice is returning to her home town after losing her husband in WW2. She starts a fiber store in order to not to be a burden to her family. As the story unfolds..she hurts her ankle and has a german man staying with her, the very nationality that killed her husband! She has to deal with her prejudice against the german race as well as, the local people in the town are all acting suspicious !  The book is  captivating and you will be flipping those pages.  My favorite part was the clean romance part.This book has it all! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Lucy is gaga over Dale Sumner. In fact it is so noticeable that it is hard for others not to notice. When she is rescued by Dale from a coming stampede Ace report Bryce takes a photo shoot and they are plastered all over the papers as "sweethearts". Bryce is in town in hopes of writing a novel and made an agreement with his father to help him with the 6 newspapers he just bought in exchange he will get enough money to take a year off to write his first novel. His dad is a bit shady and even though Dale could give a rat's tail about Lucy he talks them into faking they are "in love" in order to sell war bonds. The problem is Bryce falls in love with Lucy and she's falling back! When you pick this gem up you won't put it down until it is finished! I loved this book. A really sweet romance with no erotic! Absolutely a page turner and one you will enjoy reading! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Bad Air! One thing one of my many big sisters  have taught me was make sure you air out your house daily to change the air. Trust me  you will feel better. But what do you do if the air quality in general is bad? I loved Judy Hogan's Penny Weaver's Mystery. Filled with charming characters and of course, some not so grand. Penny comes home from Wales with her new husband to find that her daughter has moved into her bedroom to top it off the activism group is being run by a car salesman. Lots of good reading here murder, local politics and great characters.I did receive my copy free of charge for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 








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Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery by [Van Lente, Fred]    To order yours click here


Super fun! I am a HUGE mystery junkie and was not disappointed in Ten Dead Comedians. We have a group of Comedians in all stages of their careers invited to a island only to find that their host has hung himself.  I found the book witty and full of twists and turns as people kept dying and you had to figure out who it was that was doing them all in! In the Main house their pictures were removed as they left (or kicked the bucket !)  I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I loved the various characters and found this to be a light-hearted perfect read! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets by [Moran, Jan]     To order your copy Click here

A fairly quick read. Caterina finds herself expecting a baby out of wedlock in the 1950's when people in general felt it was a terribly shameful thing. She is all set to give up her baby for adoption but refuses. Catrina's life ends up making her a heir to her family's grape orchards in Italy where she uncovers secrets about her family. If you love Italy, winery etc.. you will enjoy this read :) I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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My Last Lament by [Brown, James William]



When I was in middle school I had a 100 average in History, the funny thing is as the boyfriends became more and more important my grades in History also dropped. No wonder I couldn't resist  loving My Last Lament by James William Brown. Aliki is a lamentor, which I found interesting as a serious student of the Bible where I found  people throwing dust on their heads and tearing their clothes etc..when in dispair. So I was curious about the life of those who do such things. Aliki is part of a dying breed and is asked to share her laments on tapes - instead she shares her own personal lament of her life and friends - Her father murdered in WW2 and her survival in a disturbing time in history with her friends. A wonderful moving story. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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The Cup-A Literary Fiction Novel by [Rider, Anneliese]   To order your copy Click here

What a lovely read this one was indeed, you will look at those around you differently after reading The Cup by Anneliese Rider. The cup is a coffee shop and Tom works there. He seems like a normal guy but behind the server is a man hurting. A beautiful story of friendship and insight as Tom befriends Mike and Janelle. This was especially dear to my heart as in my early 20's my friends and I used to hang around a coffee shop and the friendships we made with the servers and other guests are still warm and close today. A excellent read not a lot of spoilers guys but if you love a warm story of friendship you will enjoy this read. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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When I was a kid I remember my Daddy talking to me about working in the coal mines so this was of special interest to me. Ellen Marie shares the hardships of mining and the injustices that greed can bring. There is also a sweet romance which I personally adored and as always feel that a book is lacking if at times if they don't touch on my heartstrings. Emma comes home to a place she finds more deplorable than before with unjust and hard ways she does what she feels is right to make a difference. This book will get you thinking! I loved it, as you know I only share about books that I feel I would recommend to my mother or sister! Pick a copy up I think you will love this to add to your summer reading.
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Shocking! Thought Provoking! This one will take you around the world! Alan is guilt-ridden and it plays itself out in a life of crime which leads him even further than one would imagine to finding justice for himself and the victim of his crime. Alan finds himself cutting off body parts for Big Mac and other deplorable acts - the more he degrades himself the worse his nightmares hunt him. He even offers a homeless man $100 for his clothing at one point - only to realize that won't do since a homeless man's clothes are all he has (he ended up at the thrift store! ) - He's strategic, detailed and you will travel to a world far removed from the average man. If you love crime novel you will love it. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Back To You by [Duvall,  Emily]     To order your copy 
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Romance and suspense two of my favorite reads. Emily Duvall's Back To You has it all that and a bag of chips! Great characters and a storyline that will feel like you are eating peanuts,  that will keep you flipping those pages. I loved the romance part it will definitely give you the warm fuzzies. Olivia is a nurse and Alex is a divorce lawyer. Lots of twists and turns in the suspense part . There ais even a character I found who I really didn't like at all! Basically, Erik , Olivia's love interest is murdered. His best friend Alex reveals some things to Olivia about Erik. Police, snouty women, etc.. I loved this book. Giving it a 5 out of 5 stars. This book was received for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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I consider myself well-read as I enjoy reading from Resources books to baby books. Carrie Cross has written a wonderful youth book that really kept my attention even as a adult.  Skylar Robbins is 13 and has started her own detective agency including living in a house of a missing heiress. We have school bullies who are real jerks and non stop fun looking at clues. This is the 3d in the series and I can't wait to hear more about Skylar's adventures. Well written and a page turner. I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars! I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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As a Beekeeper I couldn't help but fall in love with this book just for the references throughout about bees. But this book is much more than that - filled with drama with well developed characters. I also loved reading about the china pieces. Okay, with that.. Georgia returns to her home in Florida as part of her work in fine china. There are many family issues , her own issues and working through her life Georgia finds she needs to find the missing pieces there. You are gonna love this book! I did. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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A Coldwater Warm Hearts Wedding (Coldwater #2)    To order your copy click here


This is a second chance romance. Heather was super tall in school so Michael gave her the nickname of Stilts, which stuck with her throughout the years. Michael became estranged from his family after being ordered from his dad not to return. When his Mom comes down with breast cancer he returns home. Slowly love blooms between Michael and Heather. I haven't read this author before and this certainly won't be the last time I'd read a book by her! Well written and it kept my interest. This was the 2nd in her series but it held it's own and I didn't feel lost at all. I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Fly Away with Me (Blue Moon Harbor) by [Fox, Susan]        To order your copy click here


Eden is on a mission for her Mom to a exotic island to find her aunt. She recently had a break up with her boyfriend so meeting a pilot for romance wasn't in her agenda but as the story unfolds love is there. I always love great romances (minus any sex scenes - I always skip over those parts!!!) The pilot agrees to help Eden find her aunt and as life would happen the romance blooms between them. What I loved about this book was the vacationy (is that a word?) feel this book had a perfect read on a warm afternoon! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.






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Evelyn's Promise (A More Perfect Union, #4)   To order your copy Click here




This is the fourth book in the Series A More Perfect Union. Although I haven't read the previous books, I didn't feel lost and felt that this book did fine as a stand alone. It's the 1700's, in the aftermath of the war,  Evelyn is widowed and has a newborn son Jim. Her home was lost so she moves in with her parents. Nat is also at a lost of all he loves. While he hopes to start over in the New frontiers - Evelyn is hoping to start a girl's school. I enjoyed the interaction between the two and felt that the book really showed how people feel after a war. I enjoyed the writing style of the author and thought the characters were interesting and the book was well written. I did receive my book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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No Strings Attached: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, Book Eight by [Moffett, Julie]    To order your copy click here

No Strings Attached by Julie Moffett is #8 in the Lexi Carmichael Mystery series. I felt that this book did fine as a stand alone and I should know since is the first time reading a book by this author. Immediately I was hooked after all it involved computer hacking, cyber-security and Wedding planning.. well, a bachelorette party. Lexi becomes a target for cyber criminals after being in the wrong place. Right up my ally with adventure and a bit of the unusual that probably would never happen in real life but in the life of a reader it makes for oh so much fun! Loved it! I give this little gem a 5 out of 5. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. :) 


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Rubyville: A Place in My Heart, Book 4 by [Dykeman, Deborah]   To order your copy click here


I really loved this book and I couldn't help but think of a few of my besties who would just love reading this book along with me. Evelyn has plans laid out before her by her mother. Included in the plans made for her is marriage to Aaron Darby. Richard falls for Evelyn and it is really sweet to hear him praying about her. She is everything he ever wanted . She loves her grandmother, her mom and is kind to Darby. I don't want to share too many spoilers here but this is a wonderful romance book and worthy of a read. Definitely add this one to your summer reading! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Let's get right into this one guys..  A Federal Judge thinks his wife picked up his 6 year old twins through a text. Truth is they were actually picked up by kidnappers. He is told to say nothing. This is a gripping thrill ride of a book. Trust me once you open this book you may as well clear your schedule because you will end up making this book a priority and won't be able to set it down until you are done. You really get into the head of the Scott, the Federal Judge and I felt that the characters were developed. The short chapters were a huge plus because it helped to keep me turning pages as I kept thinking just one more chapter. I loved this book and although I haven't previously read a book by this author now he is on my list of top authors. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Fallout: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels) by [Paretsky, Sara]    To order your copy click here


Believe it or not, this is the first time I have ever read anything from Sara Paretsky. In Fall Out V.I. goes to Kansas to search for a missing film student and a old worn out star.In Kansas,  the town isn't happy to have her there and it looks like there are lots of secrets that are being covered up. This was a thought provoker and made me want to read more by this author. The past seems to loom in the background and the more VI searches it out,  there are more bodies. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Death of a Bachelorette (A Jaine Austen Mystery) by [Levine, Laura]     To order your copy click here


This book was so much fun the purrrfect cozy mystery for a day at the park or afternoon reading. Jane is working  as reality show writer for "Someday My Prince Will Come" much like the modern Bachorette shows we all love and watch. The women are all trying to win Spencer but murder is about and Jane is on the prowl to discover who will end up with a dip in the cat 6 ft deep down  under box next. This was a fun read I loved watching the contestants and how silly they acted and as well as the crew for the show. A perfect light hearted  cozy mystery read. I received my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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The Baker's Secret: A Novel by [Kiernan, Stephen P.]    To order your copy click here


I loved the Zookeeper's Wife and now I have found another book that has really rocked my reading world, about WW2, The Baker's Secret by Stephen P Kiernan. A very moving tale of the cruelty of the Nazi army among a people that are nearly starving to death. Emma learned to bake from a master baker who was taken by gunpoint because he was Jewish. She is forced to bake for the Nazi army but secretly adds straw to make a couple extra loaves. She begins to do various things - including stealing some ham, etc. to help the people. This story will have you crying and is very moving. The end of this book is fantastic! I highly recommend this to all. 5 out of 5 stars! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Mission Hill: A Novel (Abby Endicott Novels) by [Wechsler, Pamela]   To order your copy click here

Oh yeah, love my crime novels and I was not disappointed in Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler. I started reading this while we were at a bird auction and I was glued! Abby is a Boston homicide investigator and gets caught up in a case that involves a former friend and love interest. Lots of legal stuff, Boston life and a mystery of who done it. The author did a great job portraying the court system. I loved that this was a thriller and kept me turning the pages to keep us with what was going to happen next. A must read for those who love crime novels. 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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The One True Love of Alice-Ann by [Everson, Eva Marie]  To order your copy click here


Beautifully written, set in the 1940's. 
You can't help but just breathe in the scenery, the age of radio, pearl harbor and wartime love. Written in such a way that you feel a little lost in time going back to a simpler life. Alice-Ann turns 16 and is set to tell the love of her then life, Mack,  her feelings when Pearl Harbor hits. Alice writes to him as he goes to war  with no concrete returned affection from him.  Life has funny turns and she ends up being the care taker for another man and she begins to have some changes of heart. One day Alice gets a call that proves a bit unsettling from overseas that helps to shape her destiny. I loved this book and gave it a 5 out of 5. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Fateful Mornings (Henry Farrell  #2)     To order your copy click here

I do love my crime and mystery novels and was not disappointed with Fateful Mornings by Tom Bouman. Heroine comes to Pennsylvania along with all the crime and problems. We have a cop, a bad guy,  and the beautiful descriptive writing.This all stoled my heart in this gem. One of my sheer joys in reading is to have a concrete background that at times speaks just as loud as the story itself. The crime and mystery kept me turning pages as the story unfolded. If you are a reader like me and love descriptive writing you will adore this book. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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The Rules of Love & Grammar by [Simses, Mary]   To order your copy click here


I am loving the amount of books I had decided to read for my summer reads and I have to say there is much to be said when you decide to go on a all out read-a-than. I am reading so many books it makes some books just pop out and this was one of those books. The Rules of Love & Grammar is the perfect book to take to the beach or on vacation. I have allowed myself to indulge on my reading by sitting outside with a cup of ice tea. Grace has her shares of sudden troubles.. jobless, newly single, flooded and apartmentless she ends up going to her hometown in none other than Connecticut. Grace hates bad grammar so she takes it upon herself to correct others. This book is humorous and will make you think. A excellent read. I feel this is a must read for Summer. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Jade is a woman private investigator hired to investigate the crimes happening to the Buchanon family's construction business. Sawyer Buchanon was said to be a lady's man with his good looks,  but in reality,  he was a super nice guy and a Christian. He was not the man Jade thought he was originally at all. Jade was interested in him but always she  stayed at arms length. I really love this sweet romance. I also loved that it came in a larger size print which is easy on the eyes. If you only nice sweet clean Christian romances you will adore this book like I did. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Beneath the Apple Leaves by [Verna, Harmony]    To order click here This book will be out on June 27, 2017!!!!



This book held a special place in my heart. My mom and Dad, grandparents, and cousins all live in Pennsylvania and many of the things mentioned in this book instantly brought back memories of the coal mines, PA life, the towns and the farming as now I live on a little farm only in Upstate, NY.  The book starts out in 1914 ( My grandparent's time!) A accident happens to Andrew destroying his opportunity to work on the railroad and his wife pleas for him to leave. They start a farm together and things aren't as easy as they seem. Love story, hardships, cruelty, harshness touch the family's life. It is a story not soon forgotten. This reminded me a bit of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath a book that just hit hard on humanity but one that shows what life can bring during uncertain times. A thought provoking read. I did receive a Advanced Reader's Edition of  book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. This book will be out for purchase on June 27, 2017

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The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide by [Gooley, Tristan]   To order your copy Click here



When I first met my husband Clay, I was fascinated about all the little things he would teach me just by observation. He'd say it's going to rain. I'd say Why? He'd say look at the leaves us the Maple Trees they are all turned up crying for water. Jesus talked about people looking at the sky and knowing the weather because it was red. The Natural Navigator is such a book as this - Sharing all the little things that are around us everyday that tell us things - using a spider's web as a compass, etc.. This is the second book I have read from this author and I wasn't disappointed. This is a book should be on every homesteader, boy scout, nature lovers and everyone's shelf! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Tidewater Summer by [Huddleston, Jo]   To order your copy click here




Rose flees to her aunt's cottage in South Carolina and from a wedding to Walter her abusive fiance. This story touches on abuse and trust as Rose has lost hope in men after her experience with Walter almost strangling her to death. As the story unfolds Rose meets Frank who helps her to renew her hope in mankind as he protects and loves her. A great read. I did receive this for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Daughter of Australia by [Verna, Harmony]   To order your copy click here

I loved the cover of this book , and when I opened it I knew immediately I had picked up a beautiful read. The story starts out with a small child and a man walking in the heat. She's in rags, and she's hot and thirsty. He hands her a canteen of water and walks away in the distance leaving her to die. She is so small she can't even open the canteen to get a drink. By chance she is discovered by a couple of men who think they spot something and find her half dead. She moves to a orphanage and becomes Leonora. A powerful. My favorite was how this book portrayed Australia in days gone by. Beautifully written a book you will not forget! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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Natty Dread (Nathaniel Dresden) a war vet returning from Iraq comes home full of troubling memories. His Dad a civil defense lawyer is murdered after his return.  Natty and his Dad never had a great relationship but now Natty has to deal with the whys as well as his own issues. A Latino cop Lourdes Robles thinks Natty may have been involved. The drama heads into  the streets of NY , which may be as big a battle ground as war. There are many suspects who could have done it as Natty's father had gathered a host of enemies with his work at defending the underdog in his civil rights cases. This one will keep you turning pages. Peter Blauner has also been a writer for Law and Order and involved with other Shows such as SVU and Blue Bloods. This is his first book in about 10 years and it has been worth the wait! I received this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.





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A story of lies and misunderstanding.  Jean and her mom own a family business when Jean meets William he isn't upfront about his family business and gives a fake name. As the story unfolds love begins to bloom among the lies. This was a short and sweet book. I love short and long books. Short books are nice as one of my friends told me she could bring it to her job and finish it during work. I enjoyed this story it was a sweet little love story about the trouble with telling lies in relationships. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.

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Where Hearts Meet   

This story had a special place in my heart as my sister and her husband met under similar circumstances. While my sister was working at a Retirement home she met her husband who came daily to visit his grandmother. In this story Deena works taking care of Simon's mother and love booms between the two of them. Simon has difficulty at first as Deena has a strong physical resemblance to his ex-wife but Deena is nothing like her. She is godly and kind. As the story unfolds Simon sees Deena for who she is and moves from his past into his present. I enjoyed this. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.






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Red Clover Inn: A Romance Novel (Swift River Valley Book 7) by [Neggers, Carla]    To order your copy click here


Charlotte bolted on her wedding day to Tommy. Leaving him at the altar. After that she hated weddings. When her cousin, Samantha,  got married she asked Charlotte to be her Maid of Honor, reluctantly she agreed. The night before the wedding she meets Greg a cocky guest who enjoyed bantering with Charlotte. Right away Greg is interested in her but he appears drunk and just plain rough around the edges. Greg is going through changes in his life in his work as a Diplomatic Security Service Agent he's about to be promoted to a desk job and he's not to happy about it. Charlotte, on the other hand is struggling with her job change as a diver who had a accident that affected her health and is told no more diving. As the story unfolds Charlotte is asked to babysit Red Clover Inn and unknown to her Greg is going to be watching it too! The two were scheduled to be alone in the Inn. To make things a little more interesting Charlotte is asked to search the inn by a elderly lady for a secret box. I loved how Charlotte and Greg acted with each other. It was a fun read and I could see something like this happening. I also liked that the book wasn't loaded with a lot of sex stuff but just a normal story although there was at a little in the book towards the end (I just skipped over that part). It was a sweet romance that gave you the warm heartfelt fuzzies. I think this would make a great movie! I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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The Reluctant Highlander: A Highland Romance (The Highland Series Book 1) by [Scott, Amanda]    To order your copy click here



Amanda Scott writes a tale that takes place in the 1400's . At the very beginning of the book Amanda shares a short glossary of words to help you get in touch with this period as the writing is such that it is written in the language of the times. Opening up we see that war is going on and we can see the harshness of the times. As the story unfolds Lady Fiona is found swimming at midnight and Adhman discovers her. A few weeks later at her father's request the two are wed. It is a political marriage of sorts as well. After the marriage Lady Fiona finds that her husband has blood ties with the enemies they are at war with. He is a knight and they are falling in love.  The book is a must for those who love Scottish life and the 1400's reading. I found the story interesting although I do confess there was a lot of language that I wasn't familiar with but I pushed through my reading,  as the story was moving and interesting so it was worth the read plus I had the opportunity to learn about times. I did enjoy this and would recommend this for reading.  I did receive this for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.


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We were beginning to wonder about our bunnies and Clay was laughing at me because he knows that the bunnies are pretty much on time. All said it takes about 30 days for rabbits to have babies. I gave all our breeder rabbits names Sunny, Spring, Blue , Pinky and Sable (or I should say I made my husband give them names :) All said Sunny our California was first, then Pinky a New Zealand, then Blue our blue eyed bunny and then Spring was going crazy ripping out her fur.. (there was fur everywhere!!!!) to build her nest. Finally she had her babies on day 33 . We still have our Silver Fox rabbit that should have babies in about 2 weeks. 


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White Sand, Blue Sea: A St. Barts Love Story by [Hughes, Anita]     To order your copy click here

This book reminded me of a comedy movie. I couldn't help but think of a romantic comedy like Parent Trap when the ex wife shows up or a more modern movie like Meet the Parents. I got more than a few chuckles. Olivia Miller comes home and to her family awaiting her boyfriend Finn who she is sure is going to propose to her. In pops her Dad- Sebastian who is a artist traveling the world. He makes quit a stir. After 20 years of being missing in action - Olivia is mesmerized by him and feels he's just wonderful with his straw hat and tales of traveling Tibet, and other exotic locations. Meanwhile Hadley battles old memories of how they met and worried about her new husband Felix and how he is going to feel about having this ex-rex staying right in his home for a visit. Sebastian is a master at getting what he wants a real rascal that gets the finest wines (as he tricked Finn into buying) , the best places to live, food etc.. a regular mooch. He worms his way into the family turning everyone upside down. A big deal nothing as some call this kind of person. A fun read you will enjoy it. It did have some "racy" parts - I just skipped those parts as the story was so funny. (I don't like sex scenes ) - anyway this book was a lot of fun and it was written is such a way that you will feel like you are on vacation with them. I loved the book :) I give it a 5 out of 5. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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As soon as I went to the mailbox and opened my mail... I immediately read the back sat down and finished this in one sitting. Why? You won't be able to put this one down. This is a true story. Jennifer was adopted one day she was in the library and just happens to pull a book off the shelf and sees HER REAL FAMILY IN IT! What makes things complicated is that her grandfather was a Nazi. He was Amon Goeth from the Schindler's list. What a horrible discovery her real grandfather was a mass murder and loved doing it. Jennifer immediately begins a journey in her life that covers that covers up close personal information about her family and her own life. This is unlike any WW2 book you have ever read. She shares how Amon's wife is just crazy in love with him and talks about
he would beat the servants in his home if they didn't come fast enough and how one even lost their hearing. A very moving story. I did receive this for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.



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Willow works at the Purple Pig Cafe with a steak of pink through her blonde hair and a diamond stud in her nose. She accidentally runs into Ethan, brother of her friend Heather. He seems way stuffy and is really rude to Willow making her feel less of a person on her lunch break as she is relaxing outdoors. As fate would have it Heather invites Willow to her birthday gathering "as her date" to mess with her parents as she was told to bring someone but she didn't really want to cold invite a man so she just brought her best friend. As the story moves and unfolds Ethan and Willow become friends and move forward from this as circumstances draw them together. The burning of the Food Bank and since Ethan is a fireman he's on the job and Willow helps out etc. Ethan is struggling with past hurt as well as Willow. Ethan was a widow with small children and Willow had her own issues to deal with. I did enjoy the story it moved along at a nice pace and was enjoyable. There were a few references to Yoga, which isn't my thing at all but I just skipped over those parts as there were only a few references. All in all I found the book a pleasant read for the summer and if you are looking for a good read I believe you will love this book :) I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged.  




Secrets in Summer: A Novel This will be available for Sale at Amazon Soon!

I cracked opened Nancy Thayer's Secrets in Summer and within a minute or two I was drawn in and jumping joyfully on the inside when I saw how engaging this read was. Darcy was a native of Nantucket and lived on the island full time while the rest of the world would come to spend their summers or would be on holiday. I felt like the characters were developed and you could really feel with each one. Basically the story talks about the natural moving forward of Darcy's life to embrace what the future was handing out to her which in the end was her forever love. What I loved about this book was the background and story of each person. I felt like Nancy Thayer really caught how people really are and in such a way that most of us could relate to the characters.  We have Nash who is the guy that Darcy dates, another love interest who has a eldery care, her ex-husband, Willow who is a young girl (her ex-husband's step daughter. The person that really spoke to me was Penny who was the grandmother of Darcy who took her in at age 70 and gave her a life and purpose. I adored this book. A story of friendship, love and purpose. I did receive this copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. I gave this one a 5 out of 5 stars. Get a copy! It's good!
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This book is for children and is written as a comic book. Shannon and Adrienne are best friends since forever. Things start to get rocky when Jen enters the picture and then cliques and rocky friendship questions arise. As children sometimes don't understand the development of friendships completely this is a interesting book about that stage in children's life. I did receive this from McMillan children's publishing group and no monies were exchanged

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       I think it is really important if you are a blog writer or author to be a reader. I read all types of things including children's books. Bloom is fun little book about gardening and waiting. Flowers were planted and the book shows how we go through the seasons until they burst out with joy. A great book to get your children into garden. This book was sent to me from MacMillan children's publishing and no monies were exchanged.

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Mommies are Amazing by Meredith Costain is a Children's book that I was sent to review from MacMillian This book is super sweet and talks about all the wonderful things animal mom's do for there kids. A perfect gift to give grandchildren and kids. I loved it - The pictures were cute and it had just a warm fuzzy reading feeling about it!



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Since the Holy Bible is the number one seller of all time I am including this in my summer reads. I love reading the Bible and there are 66 books so if you haven't ever read the complete Bible you may enjoy doing this along with me. You can actually read the entire Bible at a 3d grade reading level in 80 hours I know this is true because I have read the entire Bible this way just by listening to the audio Bible on youtube..with that let's talk about the Book of Jude.

The Book of Jude is less than 5 minutes on the audio Bible but is rich with information. Speaking of contending for the faith and also speaks some of the end of the age.





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I started getting the bug for WWII stories when I read a book by Corrie Ten Boom The Hiding Place as a kid. Growing up in America as a all german girl, my mom has told me stories of being a child during this horrible season in our World History. She told me once as a child her mom told her she was going to go some place special and for a whole week she was terrified they were going to take her away with all the children. She actually was going to go to a Birthday party for her best friend! Momma also told me how they would have to have all the lights out in the town and how her father and even my Dad as a kid would ride around the town to make sure everyone was inside. My great Uncles 6 all went to fight as Germans from the USA the Nazi's and all miraculously came home.  I absolutely loved this book The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman set in Poland during World War II. A true story of when the Nazi's invaded Poland and took over the Zoo. Ruthless to the animals and carrying some away to create the perfect specimen. The Zookeepers hide Jewish people in the Zoo and in the cages. I couldn't put this down. I love reading the courageous stories of how people would help protect the Jewish families during WWII. A wonderful read. I highly recommend this book. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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Wow! First of all let me tell you that this wasn't your typical romance book. Nick is recovering along with his family from a divorce that bleeds over into his children and extended family. A child of divorced parents he struggles with how his Dad raised him. Still living in the past along with his oldest daughter, Cheyenne. Cheyenne is having problems all around - her attitude towards her younger sibling. her school work , and she is trying to do things such as keeping a tidy house (at 9!) just in case Mom comes home. On the other side of the upcoming romance is Dr. Elsa she bailed out of life and moved into the woods away from life living like a hermit. Nick ends up reluctantly taking his daughter to Dr. Elsa and from there romance blooms - (No spoilers!) I loved how the story shared a lot from the man's point of view and also I felt that the "Doctor advice" and thoughts were a wonderful addition. My favorite was when the daughter had a bad report card and how Elsa handled it! A great book for anyone "STUCK " in a pit and can't move forward.. healing and the journey from stuck to freedom. A beautiful christian theme playing in the background. I absolutely love this book and highly recommend this for all. 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 



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Nowhere To Lay My Head: The True Story of a Homeless Dad by [Daliessio, Craig]     To order your copy click here




If you think you would never be homeless you may want to think again after reading Nowhere to Lay My head by Craig Daliessio. Craig lost everything in 90 days his business and home, etc.. He had to choices to make and in order to be near his daughter he ended up being homeless. This gives a upfront and personal look into the life of a every day man on his journey out of homelessness and the very real candid thoughts of man struggling to put his life back together again. He shares how every day is a Monday waking up to the blues. Putting out resumes in the midst of his situation and even of having a church get together and the being handing the offering and after having the men offering business cards to help him out and praying for him in need of gas and food. Stories of walking through the park tears and pain. A moving story I believe you will enjoy. This is a book that will draw you in and you won't be able to put it down. A wonderful book to purchase too for your church library to encourage and education others. I did receive this book for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 


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Lie to Me: A Psychological Suspense by [Ellison, J.T.]   To order your copy Click here



This one will keep you flipping pages! The couple appear to have a perfect life .. or do they??? Sutton is missing and leaves a note to Ethan to not look for her- she gives the cabby $300 to not tell, has her hair redone and goes to Paris. Both Sutton and her husband are writers. She has now turned her fantasy life into her reality. What twists the story up is a murder. I really don't want to give too many spoilers but I think you will really enjoy this book and won't be able to put it down. This book is so good that you will definitely want to add it to your book shelf and give it a second read. I loved it! I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars. I did receive an advance reader copy  (ARC) for review purposes.

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