Thursday, December 1, 2022

A Trail so Lonesome

A Trail So Lonesome Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book: A Trail So Lonesome

Author: Lacy Williams

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: January 12, 2023

Spending five months eating trail dust wasn’t Leo Spencer’s first choice. Or his second. He’s not one to run away, but some situations can’t be fixed and his family—two brothers and a sister—needs to start over. Which is how he finds himself on a westbound wagon train.

Evangeline has a secret, one that has sent her on a journey across the plains on the Oregon Trail. When her father is badly hurt and she needs help, Leo is there. A deal is struck and the two unlikely friends form an alliance… that leads to more.

But Evangeline’s secret looms over her… and Leo’s family troubles are far from over.


A Trail So Lonesome Excerpt 5

“You’re our captain. Isn't that reason enough?" She sounded stiff and uncomfortable. And maybe it was wrong of him to feel a bit of glee.

"It’d be more believable if we play-act that I am your beau.” 

She was silent.

“You know it’s not real. So do I. But to everyone else, we are courting. No one will question it.”

She still didn't say anything, and he wondered for a moment whether his pride and his suggestion had lost him the chance for that cash.

But then her voice came stiff and cold in the darkness. "Fine."

She'd agreed. Maybe he would regret it when he was fully awake or tomorrow morning, when she couldn't hide that little displeased frown. But for now, he could almost taste the freedom of knowing that his siblings were settled and well taken care of.

"You should get some rest," he said. "I've got to go on watch."

He sensed more than saw her nod in the darkness. "I'll walk you back to your tent."

She hesitated. Was she rethinking the whole thing?

“Good night,” she muttered.

And it was. A night offering him a whole new start.



Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see in Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published sixty books in a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at 

A Mother's Christmas Wish

A wonderful book that shows that you are given a second (third or fourth) chance to make things right.  

Emma made some terrible decisions that resulted in her moving to her Aunt Bessie's pub in Ryhope.  Emma no sooner arrived when one more rash behavior changed her life forever.

The characters in this story were fantastic to read about.  It  just was what you would think who would reside in a small village.  Everyone knows your business.  No one can really keep a secret.  And Emma did have secrets.

I really enjoyed the book.  This was my first time reading anything by Glenda Young.  This won't be last.  I love historical stories based in England.  I had to laugh when they introduced Christmas crackers to Emma.  I  bought them for Christmas last year.  I have a picture of the whole family wearing their paper hats around the table.

I was given the opportunity to read this ebook by Boldwood Books to review.  Thank you for that as I loved it.


Glenda Young credits her local library in the village of Ryhope, where she grew up, for giving her her love of books. She still lives close by in Sunderland and often gets her ideas for her stories on long bike rides along the coast. A life-long fan of Coronation Street, she runs two fan websites for which she sometimes interviews the cast of the show.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The High Notes

Danielle Steel has been writing for quite a few years.  This book is about an up and coming singer who is trying to survive the brutal world of show business.

Iris had a difficult childhood.  She never had a place to call home. She never felt safe.  It was pretty remarkable that Iris survived and was a decent human being.

The friends she met on her journey became her family.  

I enjoyed the book.   

Danielle Steel

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel is an American writer, best known for her romance novels. She is the bestselling author alive and the fourth-bestselling fiction author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold. As of 2021, she has written 190 books, including over 140 novels.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Amish Neighbors

Monday, November 21, 2022

In Love's Time

A love story that broke my heart.  Claire was prepared to do what she must to save her daughter. Even marriage?  

She wasn't sure she could be so close to Captain Marcus while he was recuperating from his wounds.  But each day brought them closer to the truth.

Claire prayed for a miracle.  It was almost too late.  I have said many prayers for healing and comfort.  I can remember times where I felt that I wouldn't find happiness in my life.  I hoped it wasn't true.  I was quite surprised that when I least expected it  true happiness came into my life.  I didn't give up hope.  Neither did Claire.  

I enjoyed the story and time frame of the book.  It was set in 1918 during the war.  There was espionage and intrigue.  There was love between family members and to friends that were there for you in your time of need.  I was hoping for a happy ending.

I received this ebook to review from the author.


Former bookseller-turned-author Kate Breslin enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family. A writer of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing's 2015 Best Award for First Time Author and her first novel, For Such A Time, won American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 Carol Award. Kate's fifth novel, As Dawn Breaks released November, 2021. When she's not writing inspirational fiction, Kate enjoys reading or taking long walks in Washington's beautiful woodlands. She also likes traveling to new places, both within the U.S. and abroad, having toured Greece, Rome, Barcelona, and much of Western Europe. New destinations make for fresh story ideas. Please visit her at


Finding Friends on Beamer Street

I don't know about finding friends but I found a new series that I am going to love.  This book is about Mary Jane.  She found herself in a terrible predicament.  But she was a fighter.  She had plans.

I couldn't put the book down.  It had so many wonderful characters.  Her new neighbor, Molly, befriended Mary Jane in her time of need. She became so much more than a friend. Cal, who lived across the street, took a shining to her and helped when he could.

Mary Jane's brother-in-law, Red, was everything you would want to stay away from.  I didn't like him at all.  He was a leech.

I loved Mary Jane.  She was determined to better her life.  She thought that to be successful she had to depend only on herself.  But she learned that she found wonderful friends on Beamer Street who were there for her. 

I received this ebook from #BoldwookBooks to review.  How lucky I was to be able to read it!


Finding Friends on Beamer Street

The start of a brand new series from Sheila Riley, bestselling author of the Reckoner's Row saga 


Liverpool 1921

Pregnant, Mary Jane Starlings secret wedding to Paddy Redfern ends in disaster when her fiancĂ© is 

murdered on the way to the church. Paddy’s wayward twin ‘Red’ intercepts Mary Jane and warns 

that they must flee Ireland for fear of reprisals from her family, never to return.

Too young and terrified to question Red’s motives, Mary Jane, is hurriedly escorted to Liverpool 

where she quickly discovers Red’s good Samaritan act is a sham when he abandons her homeless 

and destitute.

However, strength, fortitude and good luck save her when she catches the eye of reclusive Cal 

Everdine and is befriended by Molly Hayward’s lovable family.

But Mary Jane still has to live with the overbearing guilt of the secrets she holds.

Will she ever be able to follow her dreams and reconcile her past?

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Sheila Riley wrote four #1 bestselling novels under the pseudonym Annie Groves and is now writing a

saga for Boldwood under her own name. She has set it around the River Mersey and its docklands 

near to where she spent her early years.

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Monday, November 14, 2022



Escape to the Scottish Highlands with a brand new spring romance from bestselling author, Julie

Shackman *Julie Shackman’s brand new romance The Cottage in the Highlands is exclusively available on First Reads for November*

Determined to overcome a family tragedy, Elle Cassidy decides to reopen her late mother’s ailing newsagent as a stationery shop in the quiet Scottish town of Fir Haven.

But when the arrogant yet handsome crime writer Dexter Grayling almost runs over Elle in his beast of a sports car, the town is thrown into a tailspin – especially when Dexter claims that local resident Linda Carlucci has put a curse on him and he is no longer able to write.

Can Elle put aside her dislike for the self-absorbed writer and help Dexter uncover what is really going on with the Carlucci family? And in the process will Elle realise that there’s a lot more to her beloved Fir Haven than she first thought…

For fans of Donna Ashcroft, Jane Linfoot and Rachael Lucas.

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Publication Date: 16th March 2023

The Christmas Highland Lodge

The brand new Christmas romance filled with love and second-chancesFall in love with the Christmas romance of the year, full of love and second chances!

Lottie Grant loves the festive season so much that she works at the incredibly successful Christmas shop, Christmas Crackers, in her pretty Scottish home town of Craig Brae. But when the shop is sold, her world is turned upside down, leaving her wondering what she will do next.

Just as she’s about to give up hope on finding a new dream job, an offer comes that she can’t refuse, managing a set of luxury wooden cabins… and opening just in time for Christmas!

As she gets to work decorating the cabins, and hanging lights on the fir trees, Lottie can’t believe her luck. That is until the arrival of Blake Dempster, a moody but handsome hiking expert, who threatens to bring down her festive joy. But never one to shy away from a challenge, Lottie is determined to change Blake’s mind about all things festive.

And as the snow

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Publication Date: 20th October 2023

Author Bio – Julie Shackman is a former journalist from Scotland, who has always wanted to write feel-good romance. As well as being an author, Julie also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies.

She admits to having an obsession with stationery and handbags and has an impressive pile of gorgeous To Be Read novels she is wading her way through.

She is married, has two sons and a Romanian rescue puppy, Cooper. A Scottish Country Escape and The Christmas Highland Lodge are Julie’s eighth and nineth novels respectively.

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