Friday, January 26, 2024

Robin Lee Hatcher- To Marry An English Lord




Does an Englishman know what to expect at a Western ranch?   Sebastian finally accepted his friend's invite to visit his ranch.  He was amazed by the beauty.  Yes, the view was breathtaking.  But he was mesmired by Jocelyn, his friend's sister.

The location is one where I have visited a few years ago.  I highly recommend going if you have not been.  It is stunning.  I can imagine Sebastian, his sister, Mary and their friend, Roger, overwhelmed by GOD'S handiwork.  

Jocelyn and Sebastian appear to be different.  But they have the need to be loved in common.  They struggle to show their vulnerability.  How sad, if love and happiness  are lost because of this. Sometimes you just need to take a chance.

This is the second book of the British are Coming Series.  I look forward to reading the next one.  I love outwest and Robin Lee Hatcher's books.  

I received this early copy to review. 


Short Bio

Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 90 novels and novellas with over five million copies in print. She’s known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Her numerous awards include the RITA®, the Carol, the Christy, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America®. When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.





 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

THE AMISH BONNET SISTERS: Her Hopeful Heart




Debbie never expected to be in this position.  She had such high hopes for a happy ever after with Fritz. But her life isn't a fairy tale!  

Another sweet story from Samantha Price about an Amish family who sticks together through good and bad times.  Debbie had a lot of support from her family.  They gave her the courage to move forward.  She would have loved to just disappear until she wasn't the talk of the town but she had her son and her business to take care of.  

Wilma and Ada were doing what they could to help Debbie through this difficult time.  Their methods were questionable.  I was surprised how well Debbie handled the situation when she found out what they said and done to improve her sales at the tea booth.  It was funny.

I'm so glad that there will be another book as Samantha Price left us hanging at the end.  How will this series end for Wilma and her children?  I can't wait to find out.

Thank you, Samantha Price for this delightful series.

#Amish

#SamanthaPrice




Samantha Price wrote stories from a young age, but it wasn't until later in life that she took up writing full time. Samantha is best known for the Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries series and the Expectant Amish Widows series.

To learn more about Samantha and her books, visit: SamanthaPriceAuthor.com



Sunday, January 21, 2024

A Cherished Betrothal

 

What an emotional story!  Times were so much more difficult then.  Illness, injuries and even Indian attacks were possible.  Elspeth never forgot what happened to her and her family so many years ago.  She didn't forget the boy who not only rescued her but captured her heart.  

Alex never forgot what happened to his family but he held on to the anger and pain. He was set on revenge. Elspeth and her father knew that the only way for Alex to find peace was through GOD'S grace.   

The story was beautifully written.  Denise Weimer did an excellent job writing A Cherished Betrothal.  Her research and dedication to her readers shows in this book.



About the author

North Georgia native Denise Weimer has authored a dozen traditionally published novels and a number of novellas—historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and time slip. Former managing editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas’ two historical imprints, she serves as Acquisitions & Editing Liaison for Wild Heart Books and as a freelance editor, helping other authors reach their publishing dreams. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.




Saturday, January 13, 2024

Over the Garden Fence

A delightful story of two friends.  Molly and Janice live next door to each other.  They made it possible to visit Over the Garden Fence.  

They are a hoot!  I enjoyed their lives and wished I had someone like them next door.  They both knew that they had someone watching out for them close by. 

They both discovered that you never can predict what's just around the corner.  I loved reading about their relationship with each other as well with others. 

This is a wonderful read.  I had a few chuckles.  I loved Molly and Janice.  They had a wonderful friendship and had great fun.

I was given the privilege to read this book from Boldwood Books.

#blog tour

#rararesources

#KarenLouiseHo─║lis




Over the Garden Fence

What can two elderly women do, when they want to live their best lives, but don’t know where to start?

Next-door neighbours, Molly and Janice, are in their seventies and are both widowed and lonely. In lockdown, they had their garden fence removed so they could have socially-distanced chats outside. 

Now the pandemic is over, but the conversation continues. In fact, it has become a daily ritual -weather permitting.

As their friendship develops, talk turns from news headlines, the Sewing Bee and the Royal family to their own long-lost hopes and dreams. Is it ever too late to contact a former boyfriend? Or to heal family rifts? Or to try new things? Of course not! Because growing older doesn’t mean giving up.

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Author Bio –

Karen Louise Hollis was born in Lincoln in 1969 and is a full-time carer for her mother and a single mother to her son. 

She has had books published and self-published since 2003, including short stories and poetry, and non-fiction books on motherhood, gymnastics and Doctor Who. 

Her book Un-Conventional : 13 Years of Meeting the Stars of Doctor Who was published by Hirst Publishing in 2010 and her biography of actor Anthony Ainley - The Man Behind The Master was published by Fantom Publishing as a hardback in 2015, later as a paperback and audio CD.

Her first novel Welcome to Whitlock Close was published in 2022 and her second novel Starting Again in Silver Sands Bay in 2023. 

Karen Louise usually writes books based in Lincolnshire and including characters of all ages. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and writes books in various genres including non-fiction, romance, recent historical fiction (1980s) and contemporary women’s fiction.

She also reviews books and writes a book blog – iheartbooks.blog – and is very active on social media, especially on Twitter/X at @KarenLNHollis 

Social Media Links – https://twitter.com/KarenLNHollis

https://www.instagram.com/karenlouisehollis/


Monday, January 8, 2024

The Seamstress of Acadie




 I thoroughly enjoyed this very detailed story.  I was quite impressed with the book and I loved the story.  

It is 1754 in Acadie which is modern day Nova Scotia.  The English and the French were fighting over land.  Sylvie and her family were caught in the middle of this conflict.

What would you do if all that you knew just disappeared?  Sylvie loved her home. She expected to live and die there. She couldn't imagine any other place to be as magical as the orchards she cared for. 

Who was the enemy?  Who was your friend?  This was the life for Sylvie and her family.  Why was she so attracted to William Blackburn? He was a British Army Soldier who threatened everything she loved.

I knew nothing of this actual conflict.  I enjoy reading historical fiction.  But it is amazing when I learn about real events and actual history.  

I was given the opportunity to be on a author's review team for this book.


#blog tour

#LauraFrantz

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of 15 novels, including The Rose and the Thistle, The Frontiersman's DaughterCourting Morrow Little, The Lacemaker, and A Heart Adrift. She is the proud mom of an American soldier and a career firefighter. Though she will always call Kentucky home, Laura lives with her husband in Washington State. Learn more at www.LauraFrantz.net.



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