Saturday, July 29, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Charity and her sisters run a guest house that they inherited from their Uncle. Money was tight and Charity was afraid of losing their home. She had to find a way to raise $500 by the end of the month.
She then meets Hudson. He feels the need to rescue Charity. She is stubborn and is not ready to accept any help from him.
The book was a quick and enjoyable read. You can't help liking Charity. Like her name, she gives so much of herself to others. Hudson has a difficult time showing his emotions. He is more comfortable expressing his feelings with monetary means. So very opposite of each other but their attraction to each other is strong!
This is Book 2 of the Colorado Cowgirl Series. I love the cover of this book. Charity is just as beautiful inside as out.
I received this book from the author to review.
Hi, I'm Jody.
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Wanda E. Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 100 books with more than 12 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, CBA, and ECPA. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Friday, July 14, 2023
How wonderful to spend a holiday on the beachfront! It can be relaxing and invigorating at the same time. But it is a whole different story when you work at one. It's no vacation!
Times are difficult. Many women are taking the jobs men occupied before WW1. Lili left her hometown with hope for a better future. She was hired as a chambermaid at the hotel but as time went on she found herself in many different positions. She became very important in the day to day operations of the hotel.
Lili is faithful and loyal. But there are times that it isn't reciprocated. Lili will make sacrifices that will completely change the course of her life.
I enjoyed getting to know all the characters who worked at the hotel as well as the guests. Some were delightful while others were difficult.
I love reading books from this era. My great grandfather served in WW1 with British Forces. I can't imagine the anxiety and pain my great grandmother must have felt when he was away at war and she was left with 5 children. He died in Egypt in 1917. His body was never returned. My grandmother was only 2 years old.
Meet the Author Monday — Francesca Burgess
Book Title: All Change at the Beach Hotel
Link to books on Amazon: https://t.co/PM394DWhWe
Author bio: Francesca has enjoyed making up stories since she was a child, largely influenced by a Welsh mother who was good at improvised story telling.
Writing both under her maiden name, Francesca Capaldi, and her married name, Francesca Burgess, she is the author of short stories published in the UK and abroad, and several pocket novels. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.
The first novel in the Wartime in the Valleys series, Heartbreak in the Valleys, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Historical Award 2021. Both the Valleys series and her new Beach Hotel series are published by Hera Books.
Francesca was born and brought up on the Sussex coast, but currently lives in Kent with her family and a cat called Lando Calrission.
Author website & blog: https://www.francesca-capaldi.co.uk/
Facebook: Francesca Capaldi Author
All Change at the Beach Hotel
Can she choose between her duty and her heart?
While World War One changes the country beyond measure, with food becoming scarce and Britain’s young men being called up to foreign battlefields, it is harder than ever to keep the grand Beach Hotel in Littlehampton running smoothly.
Waitress Lili Probert, a young woman who escaped her demanding family in Wales in search of a new life in Sussex, has seen her hard work rewarded at the Beach Hotel, but hides heartbreak behind her sunny personality. Her sweetheart, Norman, is missing in action and has been presumed dead, but she cannot give up hope that he may be found.
But when she meets injured soldier Rhodri, a fellow Welshman now living near Littlehampton, she fights hard to ignore her growing attraction for him, torn between her feelings for him and her loyalty to the man she thought she’d spend her life with.
But her emotions run ever higher when she suddenly receives a call from home; her mother is gravely ill and Lili is needed for her care. Returning to Wales, Lili must make a difficult choice. Follow her dreams and make her own life, or return to the place she tried so hard to escape?
Torn between her duty and her heart, Lili faces her own battle far from the conflicts in Europe…
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
I was eager to read Jody Hedlund's new book about a cowgirl who became a doctor. Astrid discovered that in 1877 being a female physician was not accepted by many especially men. So she applies for a position in her former town not expecting to know the current doctor. Dr. Logan Steele had no idea that the doctor applying was a former friend from childhood.
They share a common interest in medicine. And before you know it, sparks fly especially with the help of Logan's mother.
Astrid fought to be accepted. She was good at what she did. Can she allow romance to get in the way of all she accomplished?
I loved the ending. I know you will to. It was quite a surprise for me as well as Logan.
It was entertaining. I also loved that Logan is the name of one of the main characters. It's my oldest grandson's name.
I received this ebook from the author to review.
Saturday, July 8, 2023
We all have scars. Some are seen. Some are not.
About the Book
Book: Rescue in the Wilderness
Author: Andrea Byrd
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: June 27, 2023
William Cole cannot forget the cruel burden he carries, not with the pock marks that serve as an outward reminder. Riddled with guilt, he assumed the solitary life of a long hunter, traveling into the wilds of Kentucky each year. But his quiet existence is changed in an instant when, sitting in a tavern, he overhears a man offering his daughter—and her virtue—to the winner of the next round of cards. William’s integrity and desire for redemption will not allow him to sit idly by while such an injustice occurs.
Lucinda Gillespie has suffered from an inexplicable illness her entire life. Her father, embarrassed by her condition, has subjected her to a lonely existence of abuse and confinement. But faced with the ultimate betrayal on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Lucinda quickly realizes her trust is better placed in his hands of the mysterious man who appears at her door. Especially when he offers her the one thing she never thought would be within her grasp—freedom.
In the blink of an eye, both lives change as they begin the difficult, danger-fraught journey westward on the Wilderness Trail. But can they overcome their own perceptions of themselves to find love and the life God created them for?
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About the Author
Andrea Byrd is a Christian wife and mom located in rural Kentucky, who loves to spend time with her family in the great outdoors, one with nature. Often described as having been born outside her time, she has a deep affinity for an old-fashioned, natural lifestyle.
With a degree in Equine Health & Rehabilitation gathering dust and a full-time job tethering her to a desk eight hours a day, Andrea decided it was time to show both herself and her children that it is truly possible to make your dreams come true. Now with over 1,000 contemporary Christian romance novellas sold, Andrea is pursuing her passion of writing faith-filled romance woven with a thread of true history.
More from Andrea
There is so much inspiration that fed into the creation of Rescue in the Wilderness.
Not only was the Good Lord’s guiding hand ever-present, but so was the influence of those that came before me. This story was inspired by my own ancestors, as well as the countless others, that made the arduous journey through Cumberland Gap to settle in Kentucky. Those brave souls opened up a whole new world, and for some of us, established the area in which their families would preside for centuries to come.
As a lover of books that integrate history into fiction myself, I also wished to shed light on the “Hard Winter” of 1779-1780. This was a winter that came early, and with great intensity. While it caused hardships for many across the country, it made the journey through the Cumberland Gap all the more perilous.
Beyond these historical facts, I also wished to pay tribute to those who suffer from chronic pain conditions. I will never forget the day a friend of mine, whom the Lord called home all too soon, told me of her childhood rheumatoid arthritis and how there were days she was in too much pain to leave her bed. In this book, I wished to explore what pioneer life might have been for someone who suffered from such a condition.
Locks, Hooks and Books, June 28
Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 29 (Author Interview)
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 29
Connie’s History Classroom, June 30
Books You Can Feel Good About, July 1
Texas Book-aholic, July 3
Lighthouse Academy Blog, July 3 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
lakesidelivingsite, July 4
Betti Mace, July 5
Pause for Tales, July 5
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, July 6
For Him and My Family, July 7
JESUS in the EVERYDAY, July 7
Karen Baney Reviews, July 8
Cover Lover Book Review, July 8
Jeanette’s Thoughts, July 9
Splashes of Joy, July 10
To Everything There Is A Season , July 10
Holly’s Book Corner, July 11Giveaway
To celebrate her tour, Andrea 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.
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
The cover caught my interest right away. Maybe it was due to the color red or the mitt and ball in her hand. Whatever, this story kept me interested until the very last page.
Monday, July 3, 2023
Amy spent her childhood in Melbourne, Australia, where her parents worked as church planters. After returning to the States, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia became home. Her real-life romance began on a travel nursing assignment to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she met her husband, David.
After a nursing career of over twenty years, Amy is now fulfilling her long-awaited dream as an author of inspirational romance. She lives in the bustling foothills of North Carolina with her husband and two sons, one of whom has autism spectrum disorder. Learn more at amygrochowski.com or follow Amy on Facebook. (less)
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