Thursday, October 11, 2018

Worth the Risk by Heather B. Moore

Worth the Risk by Heather B. MooreWorth the Risk by Heather B. Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book  Description When Alicia moves back to Pine Valley to help her mom through a serious addiction, the last person she wants to see is her teenage crush, Jeff Finch, who destroyed their friendship in one single disastrous night. But Alicia is determined to not let anything about Jeff affect her, especially since she hasn’t seen him in ten years. All she knows is that he’s living a successful and charmed life, and she is more than happy to keep anything between them in the past. But when he shows up with a date at the restaurant where she works, Alicia realizes she’s still not over her feelings, and Jeff is definitely looking at her in a way he never has before. 


My thoughts: Alicia's heart was broken by her best friend, Jeff. In a moment of misjudgment, he lost what he valued most. Years later, Alicia finds herself back in her hometown to help her struggling mother. The problem with small towns is that eventually you are bound to run into each other.

"Worth the Risk" is a contemporary romance that has a great story. The chemistry and friendship is strong between Jeff and Alicia, but there is a lot of history and hurt feelings. The story centers on Jeff trying to make things right and Alicia learning to forgive. Thrown in the mix is a mother who suffers from a mental illness, hoarding. So while Jeff and Alicia are healing, there is a secondary story of Alicia's mom learning to heal and the reasons behind her illness. I loved how friends and loved ones can make a difference.

I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more of the series. I really want to get to know the town and the people better.



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Heather B. Moore
About the Author(Taken from Goodreads)  Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author, with a dozen historical written under the pen name H.B. Moore. Latest is Slave Queen (Thomas & Mercer). Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction and inspirational non-fiction, latest is Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft. Her various author names can be confusing so her kids just call her Mom.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Finding Us by Heather B Moore

Finding Us by Heather B. MooreFinding Us by Heather B. Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:  Felicity Miner is not normally an anxious person, and she’s been on her own since high school. But after a shoplifter steals from her bookshop, she calls the cops. When Officer Leo Russo shows up, Felicity has to tell herself that just because the romance novel she’s been reading has a hero police officer doesn’t mean she needs to project her imagination onto the real man. Yes, Officer Russo is unexpectedly generous, and he helps make Felicity’s home more secure when her worries won’t settle down. But the more Felicity is around Officer Russo, the more she imagines a future between them. Is he merely doing his duty, protecting and serving the citizens of Pine Valley, or is there potential for something more? 




My thoughts: Sweet! That sums up the book for me in one word. It was a book that I felt good reading. I loved the plot and the characters. I enjoyed that Heather B. Moore added the books and author name of another clean romance writer. (That was really sweet.)

Felicity works at a book store. She loves books. (I can relate.) She happens to be reading a book about a police officer when she is in need of the help of one. It was humorous as she tried to separate Leo from the main character of her book.

I read this book quickly. I loved Leo. He is a gentleman and knows how to help Felicity. He comes from a loving family and is able to help Felicity with her own family problems. There isn't anything about this book that I didn't like.



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Heather B. Moore
About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads)  Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author, with a dozen historical written under the pen name H.B. Moore. Latest is Slave Queen (Thomas & Mercer). Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction and inspirational non-fiction, latest is Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft. Her various author names can be confusing so her kids just call her Mom.


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

Enchanting Nicholette (The Everstone Chronicles)Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Book Description:  In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again--this time for love...and to someone safe

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can't help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of "what if" at bay?



My thoughts: Life hasn't been easy for Nicholette Everstone. She has just finished her mourning period of two years after tragically loosing her husband, William, on her wedding day. She reluctantly reenters society, not yet ready for the sympathy and attention she is sure to get.

One of her first outings is to a book store. There she meets a delightful young lady, May Hawthorne and her handsome brother, Cal. From the moment they meet it felt as if the book soared! The chemistry and attraction was instant, but the romance wasn't instant. There are many moments in the book that made me laugh. I loved every moment that I had with the characters.

This is a novella that is part of a series of books. I highly recommend "The Everstone Chronicles". Dawn Crandall has brought the characters to life for me. You could read this book on it's own, but I would suggest that the others be read first. There is so many things that happen that build up to this book.

This book is clean with kissing.



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This novella was originally published as part of a novella compilation, Timeless Love: Romantic Stories that Span the Ages.  The ebook was available for a limited time.  "Enchanting Nicholette" is now available on it's own.  This is the second time I have read this story, I loved it both times!  I have written separate reviews on my thoughts after reading the book the first and second time.  My first review can be found HERE.


Dawn CrandallAbout the Author:  (Taken from Goodreads)  Dawn Crandall’s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, “The Hesitant Heiress,” was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader's Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader's Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, “The Bound Heart,” received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She’s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.

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Dawn Crandall is giving away a copy of a book in the series, "The Cautious Maiden".  Stop by and comment on her facebook post to enter!  Go to this LINK.

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I am including links to all of her books in the Everstone Chronicles in order.  I love this series and I highly recommend all of the books!


Friday, October 5, 2018

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Proximity by Traci Hunter Abramson (Blog Tour with a #giveaway)




Proximity

Proximity by Traci Hunter Abramson
Rating: 4 of  stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Suspense/Romance

Book Description:  Tia Parker always seems to fall for the wrong guy. But when she meets Evan Spence at a friend's wedding, it seems like she's finally found Mr. Right. Their spark is undeniable, but reality may extinguish any hope for a future: they are separated by thousands of miles. As the couple struggles with the pitfalls of pursuing romance long-distance, Tia is taken off guard by a new arrival in town. Colby Farren is handsome and charming and has made it clear he's interested in Tia. Yet despite his obvious infatuation, Tia can't seem to get Evan out of her mind. Caught between the attention of two very different men, her complicated love life is soon eclipsed by much more sobering concerns. A break-in at her apartment is just the first in a series of bizarre events, each bringing her one step closer to a dangerous liaison. And knowing who to trust could be a matter of life and death.


My thoughts: If something feels off about a person, you should listen to your gut.  Traci Hunter Abramson has delivered another page turner full of suspense and some romance.

Tia  Parker is a woman that everyone likes.  She is an athletic trainer and can play baseball with the boys and  be feminine at the same time.  She seems to know everyone and is a kind person to all around her.  She has the instant attraction when she meets Evan at her friends wedding.  They have chemistry.  But, he lives across the country and his work keeps him busy.  While her interest is in Evan, a new man comes to town and lets his interest in Tia be known.

Strange things start to happen, like the air being let out of her tires at a baseball game.  Someone is keeping track of her and it is unsettling to say the least.  The suspense builds as Tia tries to find out who is following her.

This book keeps you on your toes (or your eyes on the book) as you follow Tia, Evan, and Colby.  It was hard to put this one down.



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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads)  Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write more than twenty bestselling novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists and five-time Whitney Award winner. When she’s not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and five children, preferably on a nice quiet beach somewhere. She also enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.



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Monday, October 1, 2018

Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller

Winning Miss Winthrop (Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope #1)Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: I purchased my own copy.
Genre: Regency Romance



Book Description:  Catherine Winthrop has cried out to God too many times to count. Years ago, the man who stole her heart rejected her--and she's never recovered. Now tragedy has brought him back into her life. This time it isn't her heart he's taking, it's her home and her family's good name--and she has no one to share her grief.

Jonathan Carlew's life may look enviable from the outside--wealthy, handsome, landed--but the mystery surrounding his birth has shadowed his entire life. Now as he ascends to the barony, fresh challenges await, including a scheming mama who wants him to embrace power, even at the cost of losing love. How can he remain the kind, honorable man he strives to be and still meet the demands of his new society responsibilities?

These two broken hearts must decide whether their painful past and bitter present will be all they can share, or if forgiveness can provide a path to freedom for the future.

Set in the sumptuous salons of Bath, Regency England's royal breeding ground for gossip, Winning Miss Winthrop is the first volume in Carolyn Miller's new series. Fans of the wholesome and richly drawn first series won’t want to miss this new set of characters.



My thoughts: In the last two months I have read all of Carolyn Miller's books, one was a re-read. I have become a fan of hers and I will try to get my hands on everything she writes. I have already pre-ordered her book coming out in November. I am hooked.

Miss Winthrop is a treasure. She has led a blessed life and gives back by helping those who are less fortunate. Her future changes when her father unexpectedly passes away and the man she loved three years ago becomes his heir. Things did not end well for them, and there are a lot of unresolved issues. This leads to awkwardness, anger, and hurt feelings.

The book portrays how quickly situations can get out of control, that good intentions can lead to gossip and rumors. I love how the characters rose above how others treated them and knew of their value and self-worth. Miss Winthrop (Catherine) has a heavy burden. She deals with her mother, who suffers from emotional issues (depression/anxiety). She holds everything together while situations and people let her down and lean on her for support.

This book is emotionally driven. Carolyn Miller presents the story from both Catherine and Jonathan's point of view. You know as a reader that if one or both of them let go of their pain and talked about the past, that the book could have been resolved quicker. But, the lessons of forgiveness would not have been so sweet.

This is a clean book with Christian themes.





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Carolyn   Miller
About the Author(Taken from Goodreads)  Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's previous novels have won several contests, including the 2014 RWA "Touched by Love" and 2014 ACFW Gensis contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Political Parties by Rachel Magee (Blog tour with a giveaway)

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Political Parties
Rachel Magee
Contemporary Sweet Romance
Paperback & ebook, 246 pages
September 25th 2018 by Clean Reads
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review

Book Description:  Planning one amazing party is more complicated than it sounds.

Reece Ryan is known as the best wedding planner in town, but it’s time to take her company to the next level. Getting the contract from a prestigious law firm to plan their upcoming political related events is just the break she needs to prove that she can put together more than just the perfect nuptials. Sure, these events which will receive national coverage might be slightly out of her league, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. Managing the hotshot lawyer the firm has tasked as their liaison for the project is a whole other story.

Griffith Brighton always thought the start of his political career would come from hard work and his brilliant legal mind, not throwing some fancy party. But when the firm’s managing partner asks him to work with the event coordinator to organize a fundraiser dinner for the presidential candidate, he knows it’s the opportunity he’s been waiting for to get in front of some major political players. After years of goal setting and career planning, his future finally seems to be coming together …until two weeks of working with Reece make him reconsider everything he thought to be true about life and falling in love.



My thoughts: You take an aspiring politician and a motivate events planner, put the together and you get "Political Parties".

Reece and Griffith are opposites with their personalities. Griffith spends his time working to obtain his goals. He wears suits and acts doesn't let loose often. Reece is a ray of sunshine wherever she goes. She is optimistic and fun. She knows how to work hard and how to play. The one thing they have in common is that they are driven to succeed.

They are basically thrown together when the law firm that Griffith works for hires Reece to work on two events. Her creativity and vision draws him to her. The time they spend together lead to some very cute and fun circumstances. A good attitude and heart can soften a pessimist.

I enjoyed the moments in this book. It takes place in a short period of time, but the characters are able to get to know each other. The romance didn't feel rushed to me. Not everything works out perfectly, but I loved how the characters were able to resolve their trials.

This book contains kissing, it also has a scene which gets a little physically intense, but doesn't go beyond the "clean" book bounds.



About the Author


Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water. Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.

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