Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Jody Hedlund- The Last Chance Cowboy

Dylan is trying to do what's right.  He is remorseful of his past.  Will he ever forgive himself?  Will others?

Catherine found herself in a difficult situation.  She is afraid what will happen if her secret gets out.  She feels that if it does she will be rejected and abandoned.

Ever feel that way?  It can consume you  and take over all your thoughts. No one can know your poor decisions and past mistakes.  If they do, they won't love me.

Philippians 3:13-14 New LivingTranslation (NLT)

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Asking GOD for forgiveness and know all is forgiven.

I absolutely loved the book.  I couldn't put it down.  This book was part of a series :  Colorado Cowboys.  I read all of them.  Great stories and likeable characters.  



Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride. Jody has received much industry recognition, most recently being awarded an ACFW 2014 Carol Award in the Historical Romance category for her novel, 'A Noble Groom'.

In addition to this, Jody has also received the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award; the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers; and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards.

Currently she makes her home in Michigan with her husband and five busy children.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Her Amish Quilt


Cherish was very happy when her mother, Wilma, and her mother's friend, Ada, came to visit her in her new home. During their visit they tried to learn more about Cherish's husband and his brother.   There were some unanswered questions about their family.  Ada has no filter and she can be quite funny.

I have read quite a few books of this series: The Amish Bonnet Sisters.  I have enjoyed getting to know the family and their friends.  There is something always going on with one sister or another.  And now Wilma may find a little romance herself.  

Samantha Price knows how to tease her readers.   She ends the book with you always wanting more.  

Samantha Price has become one of my favorites.  I know that I won't be disappointed when I pick up one of her books.  

Samantha Price

Samantha Price is a USA Today bestselling and Kindle All-Star author of Amish fiction. She is best known for the Amish Bonnet Sisters series and the Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries series. When not writing, she loves having fun with her seven grandchildren, her dog, and her rescue cat who thinks he's a dog.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Underground Book Readers: United Forces


United Forces Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book: The Underground Book Readers: United Forces

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Middle grade, pre-teen, teen dystopian

Release date: March 1, 2023

In the second book of The Underground Book Readers, Leena, Kahn, Casey, Jairus, Asher, and Conroy face unpredicted challenges. The World Force tightens its grip on the remaining teens and children of the Blue Ridge Mountains area. Increased patrols and drones are seen nearly every day as they visit their underground cavern to read forbidden books and study the Bible. The Underground Book Readers attempt to find out the identity and purpose of a new threatening group seen on a nearby mountain while they continue to work on an escape tunnel. But they soon discover there is more under Leena’s house than a cellar. The underground group design a spy mission to the other mountain. Questions remain about possible escapees who left to find a free territory in what used to be called the United States in the world before.


United Forces Excerpt 6

“There is no other way. We must figure out who these people are and what they are doing. If they are still over there tomorrow, we will have no choice but to make a plan to spy on them during the day. But cautiously. We can’t risk being seen or taken by the World Force.”

Jairus once again showing his leadership ability, stepped in front of the group. “Let’s go back inside. We need to be out of sight.”

The group followed Jairus, and Leena opened the door of her house for their entry. They entered and each took a seat in the living room by the fireplace.

“As I said outside,” Kahn continued, “We don’t have a choice. We must figure out what they are up to. Maybe they are looking for food or shelter. But we must be careful whatever we do.”

Casey turned to look directly at Kahn. “I’m not sure what to believe. We all heard the rumors; they could be dissenters stealing from people because they are hungry. Or they could be people like us, just hiding.”

Conroy raised his hand.

“No need to raise your hand, Conroy,” Jairus said.

“Okay. I just want to say, even if they aren’t World Force, like Casey said, they could be up to no good. They may want to take possession of what we have here.”




Terry Overton obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed. D. in special education. She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a professor before retiring in 2016. She began her second “career” after retirement writing Christian fiction books and devotionals. She hopes to share the Christian worldview through her writing and touch the lives of her readers. Her novels, middle grade readers, and picture books seek to entertain readers through the travel experiences and characters included in her books. Her books have earned Bookfest Awards, Firebird Award Winner, American Writing Award Gold, International Finalist Book Award, Reader Views Awards, Reader’s Favorite Awards and the Mom’s Choice Award. She currently resides in Laguna Vista, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. She enjoys Biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, and enjoying family and friends. She has seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Conveniently Wed to the Laird


A little different than my normal pick.  But I enjoyed the story of Catriona and Ewan.  An unexpected romance?  Or a convenient arrangement?  Would Catriona accept the Laird's terms?

I liked that it was set in Scotland.  My ancestors were from there.  Of course, it's quite popular right now due to a television show.   I can only imagine how beautiful the area is and how Ewan wanted so much to save his clan. My husband and I plan to visit there next year.  I wouldn't be surprised if I thought of this story as we explore the countryside.  

Both Catriona and Ewan learned survival skills early on to give them the strength and ability to endure painful periods of their lives. These very skills could also prevent them from finding true happiness.  This book is set in the 1700s but this happens now to so many.



About Jeanine Englert

Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Her Heart's Desire

Mary needed to get away.  She was tired of being bullied by girls she once thought were friends.  Her parents assisted Mary in taking a vacation to Florida.  This trip was the break she needed.  

This trip became more than a vacation.  It became a journey of discovery.  

Have you ever taken a vacation that changed the course of your life? I took a Carribean cruise after my divorce in 2000.   I needed some time away to get my head together.  I went on this vacation alone.  This trip proved to me that I'll be okay.  I will survive. 

The characters  in this book were restless and at a crossroad. Decisions needed to be made for their futures.  Some time away helped them see their lives in a different perspective. 

I enjoyed the story.  I love to read anything about the Amish.  

I received this ebook from Revell Reads to review.

About the author (2023)

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers' prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Holding the Line

Rose had a job she loved.  She needed no man to make her happy.  She was done with men.  They can't be trusted.  Then she met John.  

Was Rose "Holding the Line" to protect her heart?  Did John let family obligations get in his way of happiness?  

A sweet story of how your past can possibly prevent true happiness in the future.  I am amazed that I was not like Rose.  Divorced and hurt that my ex could treat me in such a cold manner.  I was disappointed and questioned if I could meet someone that was worthy of my trust.  I was guarded but not to the extent where I would shut out any future suitor.  Thank goodness!  I married the love of my life 7 years later.

I received this early copy to review by the author.


A history fan, travel lover, and outdoor enthusiast, Jennifer Delamere writes tales of the past...and of new beginnings. Her debut novel An Heiress at Heart was an RWA RITA® award finalist, and her follow-up, A Lady Most Lovely, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned her B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she also gained fluency in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. An avid reader of both classic novels and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books.

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