Sunday, November 17, 2019

Lake Season

Great story that gives you two stories for the price of one.  Molly and Adam both were hurt from the past.  They carried this burden every day, a heavy load to carry.  A letter long forgotten brings healing and love.

Molly and her siblings sacrificed to fulfill their parents' dreams.  In the process, Molly was able to fulfill hers.

Adam hid who he was.  But at what cost?

The book took me to the lake.  I wanted to stay at the B&B.  It sounded so relaxing and quaint.  Have you ever stayed at a B & B? I have a few times.  It is a great experience.  Who wouldn't enjoy Miss Della's muffins?

I received this free to review from Celebrate Lit.

Blog Stops

The Power of Words, November 12
Mia Reads, November 13
Back Porch Reads, November 13
Carla Loves To Read, November 14
All-of-a-kind Mom, November 14
Among the Reads, November 14
Genesis 5020, November 14
Wishful Endings, November 15
CarpeDiem, November 15
Older & Smarter?, November 16
Cultivating Us, November 16
Inside the Wong Mind, November 16
Sara Jane Jacobs, November 17
Avid Reader Nurse, November 17
For Him and My Family, November 18
Jeanette’s Thoughts, November 18
Splashes of Joy, November 18
Robin’s Nest, November 19
Mary Hake, November 19
Baker Kella, November 19
Simple Harvest Reads, November 20 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
SusanLovesBooks, November 20
Vicky Sluiter, November 21
Quiet Quilter, November 22
Andrea Christenson, November 22
Pause for Tales, November 22
Hallie Reads, November 23
Texas Book-aholic, November 24
janicesbookreviews, November 24
A Reader’s Brain, November 24
Inklings and notions, November 24
Batya’s Bits, November 25
Livin’ Lit, November 25
Remembrancy, November 25

About the Book

Book: Lake Season
Author: Denise Hunter
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Lake SeasonA lost letter, a new love, and old secrets beckon this summer at the Bluebell Inn.
When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina home back into an inn. The situation would just be temporary—three years at the most—then they would sell the inn and Molly could get back to chasing her own dreams.
Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathanial Grey) is a reclusive novelist with a bad case of writer’s block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to the setting of his next book, a North Carolina lake town. There he immediately meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego.
Molly and Adam strike up an instant friendship. When Molly finds a long-lost letter in the walls of her inn she embarks on a mission with Adam to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them the closure they deserve. But Adam has secrets of his own. Past and present collide as truths are revealed, and Molly and Adam will have to decide if love is worth trusting.

About the Author

Hunter Denise
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 25 books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. To learn more about Denise, visit her website; Facebook: AuthorDeniseHunter; Twitter: @DeniseAHunter; Instagram: deniseahunte of one!! 

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Roll of the Drums by Jan Drexler

An author I read before so  I knew immediately that I was going to read this quickly.  I did.  I was left with wanting more.  I was so glad to see that there will be another book in this series.

The two main characters are Ruby and Gideon. They both make promises that they don't know if they can keep.  Life doesn't always go as planned.  Ruby and Gideon must work out past regrets in order to go forward in their lives.

You can't help loving Ruby.  Ruby is like her name: a jewel.  She is a treasure. Gideon is a loving husband and a good father.  What can happen when unexpected circumstances brings them together?

I loved the story and the community it is based in.  Jan Drexler did a spectacular job making you feel that you were part of the family.  I highly recommend end picking up this book. 

Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

I received this free from Revell Books to review.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Amish Front Porch Stories

I can't thank Wanda Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter and Richelle Brunstetter enough.  I just finished another great collection of stories by them last night.

This collection was extra special as each story had a Bible passage at the conclusion of the story.  The valuable lessons pertained to each one of us at one time or another.

Miriam's Care struck my heart.  It brought back the struggles we had when my mother-in-law was suffering from dementia. 

Laura's Choice gives you hope.  The Bible verse for this story is one we need to remember:

I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.   PSALM 40:1

This is a special book that would be a fantastic gift for anyone on your list.  I usually pass on books to my Mother after I am done but this might be a keeper on my bookshelf.

A winner! 

Amish Front Porch Stories

{November 2019}
Come and sit awhile as you enjoy 18 fictional short stories of love, joy, and the peace found in Amish country.
Amish Country is known for an atmosphere of peace and quiet, perfect for front-porch sitting with a good book. Join New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, her daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, as they share 18 heartwarming stories from Amish Country. These fictional short stories include journeys we can all relate to as we seek how to live led by love, joy, peace, patience, and other Fruits of the Spirit. Meet Anna, who struggles to show love to a cantankerous neighbor; Laura, who endures infertility; Nora, whose pride threatens to consume her life; and other women who walk in their faith each day.

A Conflicted Betrothal

  Temperance and Tabitha were sisters.  Temperance always felt second best.   She wasn't as beautiful and she wore glasses!   But she wa...