Tuesday, March 21, 2023

After the Shadows

Emily returned home with a secret.  She wanted no one to know what a mess she made.  She discovered when she came home it was too late.  

Emily was determined to find out what happened to her father.  During her search, Emily discovered that a family is not just parents or siblings.  Her family was her close friends and associates.  

Craig tried to run from his past.  But he found his future at Finley House.

I enjoyed the book.  Fortunately, there will be a sequel.  

I received this book from Revell Reads to review.

#Revell Reads


With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction, which included a play for her fifth grade class entitled "All About Thermometers," were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she's sold more than forty novels. When she's not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and - of course - reading.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Honor's Mountain Promise

I just can't get enough of Misty M. Beller's books.  I love the way she brings me to another time and place.  I have never been disappointed with any of her stories. This story is no exception.

I would never have dreamed to go on a long journey while pregnant.  This is a time to prepare for the baby and rest. But Katie had no choice.  She had to get to civilization and fast.  Could she do this on her own?

GOD was there for Katie when she met Aaron.  Aaron was changing his life in more ways than he could imagine when he came across Katie.  

I received this book from Celebrate Lit to review.

Romans 8:28 ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose


Book: Honor’s Mountain Promise

WW2Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre:Christian Historical Romance

Release date: March 5, 2023

They both need a new start, but this looks nothing like either of them planned.

Aaron Long never expected his life to turn out this way—finally on the right side of the law, but with a bum leg and driving a freight wagon through the wild Rocky Mountains. The only excitement left in his days is his newfound faith. But in the midst of an urgent deliver to settlers fort, the last thing he expects is to discover a woman great with child who pleads for him to take her back to Fort Benton—the opposite direction from Settler’s Fort. He can’t leave her, but he also can’t take her where she wants to go.

Katie Barlowe rarely had a say in how her life would go, not even when she married the successful businessman her parents selected for her. Nor when he brought her all the way ut to the Montana Territory to start a ranch in these breathtaking and treacherous mountains. She’s a widow now and determined to take control of her future and that of the new life growing inside her. To do so, she must get back to civilization—before the babe is born. When she finally finds a freighter who will take her the first leg of her journey east, all seems to be finally falling into place. Until her transporter is killed and she’s faced with a stranger who will only agree to take her to a little mining town far from Fort Benton and the steamship to carry her home.

When Aaron and Katie set out through the mountain winter, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.


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About the Author

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.


More from Misty

When the Other Brother Finally Gets His Story

Have you ever read a series that needed just one more book? A significant side character needed their story told?

That’s been the case with my Hearts of Montana series for two years now! I thought I’d wrapped up the series with book 3, Faith’s Mountain Home, which features Nate and Laura as they unravel the mystery around a cave near their Montana frontier town. Nate’s twin brother Aaron played a strong part in that story—and not always as one of the good guys. He was recovering from a gunshot wound that shattered his thighbone, and Laura (the heroine) was his nurse and chief physical therapy sergeant. In those dark days during his recovery, Aaron made some poor choices and definitely wasn’t the best version of himself.

By the end of Faith’s Mountain Home, Aaron saw the change in his twin brother Nate and how his new faith made him different—a better man. In one of the last scenes, Aaron apologizes to Laura for how he’s made her job harder when she was trying so hard to help him. We even get a ray of hope that Aaron might be opening himself up to God’s redeeming power.

Ever since that book released, readers and I have both been looking for Aaron’s story! The book where he finds his own leading lady and becomes the man God created him to be (but not without major obstacles along the way!)

Even if you haven’t read the other books in the series, I think you’ll love Aaron’s story in Honor’s Mountain Promise as much as I did.

Praying blessings for you!


Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 1

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 1

Texas Book-aholic, March 2

deb’s Book Review, March 3

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 4

Books You Can Feel Good About, March 4

Splashes of Joy, March 5

Cover Lover Book Review, March 5

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 6

Pause for Tales, March 6

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, March 7

Connie’s History Classroom, March 7

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 8

Through the Fire Blogs, March 9

Holly’s Book Corner, March 9

Blossoms and Blessings, March 10

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 11

For Him and My Family, March 12

Christina’s Corner, March 12

Betti Mace, March 13

Mary Hake, March 13

Jeanette’s Thoughts, March 14


To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



When Tomorrow Came

Sacrifice.  Heath would do anything to save his sister, Nan. But would he sacrifice his future for his father?

I stayed up quite late last night reading this book.  I was hoping it turned out the way I wanted.  Nan must make the right choice.  Was she also going to sacrifice her happiness to please others?

All the characters were written exceptionally well.  Each character became real to me. Temperance longed to be loved.  Young Charlotte needed her family's love and attention.  Others needed revenge. 

I don't want to give anything away but it was a surprise how it ended.  It is a real page turner.

I was given the opportunity to read this by the author herself.  Thank you, Hannah Linder.

About the Author

Hannah Linder resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Books & Such, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels. She is a double 2021 Selah Award winner, a 2022 Selah Award winner, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). In way of career, Hannah is a Graphic Design Associates Degree graduate who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York Times, USA Today, National, and International bestsellers. She is also a local photographer and self-portrait photographer. When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing her instruments—piano, guitar, and ukulele—songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. To follow her journey, visit hannahlinderbooks.com. 

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Loving Lydia

Book two of Rescued Hearts of the Civil War tells the tale of Lydia who is trying to survive during the Civil War.  She is determined to protect her stepdaughter at all costs.
Lydia is a caregiver and a survivor.  She takes care of so many and sacrifices her own happiness.  She is finally enjoying her freedom after being married to a cruel husband. She has not heard anything from him and assumes he died fighting in the war.

Seth is on a mission to hunt down the man who killed his wife. He was focused until he met Lydia.

God works miracles.  Both Lydia and Seth are recipients of God's grace. They  learned that forgiveness gives them peace and the ability to move on.

I have read the first book as well.  Very well written.  

Born into a family of storytellers, Susan Pope Sloan published her first articles in high school and continued writing sporadically for decades. Retirement provided the time to focus on writing and indulge her avid interest in history. Her Civil War series begins (and ultimately ends) in her home state of Georgia with references to lesser-known events of that period. She and husband Ricky live near Columbus where she participates in Word Weavers, ACFW, and Toastmasters.

Friday, March 10, 2023

In Her Sights

I was intrigued by the title.  I am a cowboy action shooter.  I am not great but I am better than Tessa.  I usually hit my target.  Due to my limited knowledge of guns, I easily could identify what they were using. 

Tessa has her eye on Jackson.  He's the TARGET of her affection.  With a little help from Annie Oakley, she is determined to catch her man!

This is a novella from a series called #Pink Pistol Sisterhood.  A quick read that makes you beg for more.  I will definitely look for the additional stories. The stories will be released every 10 days and will be on Kindle Unlimited.  How great is that?  

They are releasing a free magazine to download.  Look at this cute cover.

Free Magazine!

The Fillies at Petticoats & Pistols will be releasing a series of four free magazines over the next month. These magazines contain all kinds of fun content including free first chapters, recipes, games, author interviews, a map to help you track the pistol’s movements, and even some original short stories.

The first issue introduces the entire series and highlights my novella as the story that will kick things off on March 30. Inside, you’ll find my first chapter, which serves as the origin story for the pink pistol, along with an author interview, a delicious apple muffin recipe, a fun word scramble, and more.

Downloading the free magazine will not subscribe you to any author newsletter. It’s purely for fun!

Download Your Free Pink Pistol Magazine Here

Official Bio:

For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Voted #1 Readers' Favorite Christian Romance Author in 2019 by Family Fiction Magazine, Karen is a multiple award-winning author and a firm believer in the power of happy endings. She is an avid cross-stitcher, tea drinker, and gospel hymn singer who makes her home in Abilene, TX with her heroic husband who vanquishes laundry dragons and dirty dish villains whenever she's on deadline.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Second Time Around

Mallory inherited an old shop when her Grandmother died.  She was quite surprised.  What was she going to do with it?  

Mallory, like so many others, thought she had their life all planned out.  This all changed when she returned to Portside.  The store and the location made her rethink her future.

A delightful story.  I really enjoy a book. Mallory worked extremely hard for her dream to come true.  She was fortunate she had new friends that were not only supportive but helped her achieve the impossible.


Best-selling author Melody Carlson has written over 200 books for children, teens, & adults. She received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.

Under Fire

Tessa is one tough cookie.  She fought against the bad boys and often won!  She had the respect of her co-workers and did everything she could to keep them safe.  Zane is her best friend.  Zane was supportive and always there for her.  But Tessa wanted more.

Under Fire was certainly action packed.  It was difficult to put it down.  I'm a night reader.  I was just ready to turn off the light when Tessa was in a situation that she had to escape from.  

Alcohol addiction and shame were battles that Tessa fought every day. Could she have the future she desired? Could she have a future with her best friend?


Lynn H. Blackburn is the award-winning author of Unknown Threat and Malicious Intent, as well as the Dive Team Investigations series. She believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children. Learn more at www.lynnhblackburn.com.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Cold Light of Day


Autumn had to fight to save her job.  She had to fight to save her life. 

What an exciting book!  There was so many twists and turns.  You never knew what was going to happen next right to the last page.  

Autumn and Grenier had secrets that emotionally held them back.  How many of us let our past dictate our future happiness?  

I recommend this fast-paced story.  It was a quick read for me.  I enjoyed it.

About the Author

With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES--a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

March 2- The Ragged Orphan


I know that I am in for a treat when I get to read a book by Lindsey Hutchinson.
And I was!

This was a story of loss and determination.  Jared was honest and hardworking.  It served him well.  I loved him.  How could you not?

Seth was bitter and he had every reason to.  But his life was about to change. 

Many of us could be very envious of their workplace.  Their boss, Mr. Maguire, was kind and great to work for.  He took more than just a small interest in their well being. He cared.

I can't say it enough.  I was captivated by the story.  It was well written.  It touched me.  I hope there will be a sequel.


About Lindsey Hutchinson

Lindsey Hutchinson is a bestselling saga author whose novels include The Workhouse Children. She was born and raised in Wednesbury, and was always destined to follow in the footsteps of her mother, the multi-million selling Meg Hutchinson.

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Friday, February 24, 2023

The Maid of Ballymacool


A wonderful story with great characters.  I felt like I was in Ballymacool.  Michael Wray didn't want to go to Ballymacool. His parents insisted he go.

Brianna lived at Ballymacool all her life.  She couldn't escape the cruelty she found there.  I so desperately wanted to help Brianna.  Her circumstances were terrible.  Michael appeared and gave her hope.

Hope changes everything.  It gives you the ability to withstand unbearable circumstances.

I rate it 5 stars.  I received this book from the author to give a review.


Jennifer Deibel is a middle school teacher and freelance writer. Her work has appeared on (in)courage, on The Better Mom, in Missions Mosaic Magazine, and others. With firsthand immersive experience abroad, Jennifer writes stories that help redefine home through the lens of culture, history, and family. After nearly a decade of living in Ireland and Austria, she now lives in Arizona.

Book One- Letters of Trust

Alcoholism affects more families than we are aware of. It can become a dirty secret. The loved ones of the alcoholic live life like they were riding on a roller coaster. Never knowing what is going to happen from day to day. They become victims. They pull away from family and friends so the secret doesn't come out.

Eleanor was living this life. She tried to help her husband, Vic. But it was getting worse.  What was she going to do?  Eleanor didn't want to give up on her husband but Vic wasn't making it easy for her.

I have lived with alcoholics.  I was surprised that Eleanor stuck by Vic for as long as she did.  I don't think I could have done that.  She not only stayed with him but kept quiet about it.  The only person she told was her friend, Doretta.  She wrote "Letters of Trust" to her.  She knew Doretta would keep the information to herself.  We all need a friend like that.

The book wasn't easy to read but it was worth it.  A tough topic that affects so many.


New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com

After the Shadows

Emily returned home with a secret.  She wanted no one to know what a mess she made.  She discovered when she came home it was too late.   Em...