Saturday, October 31, 2015

Catch of a Lifetime by Candee Fick

I loved this story! From page one, I was drawn in and didn't want the story to end. Cassie Parker and Reed Worthington have a chemistry that jumps off the page. Advising football players, football games, and a romance that can't be, makes for a page turning story! The football aspect is so seamlessly woven in, it doesn't take away from the story.

Cassie is a graduate student and the athletic academic advisor as she works on her degree. She also helps the training staff during practices and games. But with her past, is she the best person for the job? Will her best be good enough for the team? She must overcome her past and learn to forgive, as God forgave her.

Reed is the receivers' football coach. Will his family ever accept his job choice? He realizes with Cassie's help, they can make the team what it needs to be. Can he juggle his football life with a walk with God? With the long hours, and time away, it's hard to find time to go to church.

Will Cassie be able to forgive someone from her past in order to have a future with Reed? Pick up this great book! You won't be disappointed.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Manila Marriage App: Passport to Romance by Jan Elder

Shay Callahan has applied for the wife of a missionary in the Philippines. That is a long way from Maryland, but she needs to get away. When her marriage application is selected, she is ready for a vacation at someone else's expense.

Dr. Timothy Flynn is the church history professor and academic dean at Pacific Rim Theological Seminary. Timothy has no experience with women. Why would he submit a marriage app to find a wife? Will Shay be a good fit for him?

These two characters are fun, flirty, and full of life. Timothy expects Shay to be demure, a perfect missionary wife. Shay expects Timothy to be stodgy and proper. Will they be able to get past their misconceptions and get to know each other before the time is up and Shay heads back to Maryland?

Shay finds more than she bargained for in the Philippines, including finding her way back to a relationship with God. Where had He been all this time? Right there with her, waiting for her to seek Him. Pick up this great book today to find love, laughter, and fun. I laughed, cried, groaned, and cheered with Shay and Timothy as they got to know each other. The humor and the real to life experiences had me turning the pages. I didn't want this story to end. Can't wait to read more by this author!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The New Rulebook 2 by Joy Ohagwu

Another great book by Joy Ohagwu! This is a great suspense-filled story. The New Rulebook 2 is the sequel to The New Rulebook and Pete Zendel is up to his old tricks again, this time from prison.

Ruby "Red" Masters and Sargeant Robert Towers are planning their wedding. However, first Ruby must come to the aid of the mayor in Snowy Peaks. Can she defend the town against Pete and his team of gadgets and forces? Will Ruby's and Robert's faith in God pull them through? Pick up this great read today to see if Ruby and Robert can keep their faith in God as they fight against the evil that has overtaken Snowy Peaks.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

I loved this book by Carrie Turansky. It is book 3 in the Edwardian Brides series. WWI is taking place and Penny has taken refuge at Highland Hall. Alex Goodwin is a pilot flying aircraft over Germany to keep them from bombing England.

Penny had her heart broken. Can she open her heart to Alex? Will he survive the war and come back to her? I enjoyed reading their letters to one another, getting glimpses into the war from his perspective at the war front and from Penny's perspective at Highland Hall. A Refuge at Highland Hall is a great historical fiction story. You do not need to read these books in order, but once you read this one you'll want to read the others to get to know the other characters.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The House at Homecoming Cove by Ginny Baird

I loved this story by Ginny Baird. What Melissa Carter and Stone Thomas don't know about Homecoming Cove could drive them apart before they even get the chance to see if they have a future together. Melissa's a music composer and Stone has odd jobs, one of which is caretaker to Homecoming Cove. When mysterious happenings cause Melissa unease, who can she run to but to Stone. As they research the house's past, will they find they have more in common than they first thought? Or will what they find endanger their lives and cause Melissa to leave? Check out this great book today and enjoy the feeling of home from The House at Homecoming Cove.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Island Christmas by Kimberly Rose Johnson

I loved this story by Kimberly Rose Johnson! Everyone has a past, but God loves us anyway. These characters are facing situations I could relate to with emotions I could sympathize with. I was pulled into the story from the first page, especially because of little Jason.

Rachel Narrelli has returned to the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast with her 3 year old son Jason. She is the new sous chef at Wildflower Fresh. When she's invited to church, she thinks she can't go with all the perfect people. What would they think of her?

Chris Campbell is looking for investment property. All the men in his family have died young from heart disease and that's what he figures will happen to him. He is staying at the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast until he finds a place. Rachel and Jason capture his interest from the beginning; however, Rachel doesn't share his faith.

Rachel's husband died from cancer and she doesn't want to marry another guy who will die young and leave her. Can she let go of her fear? What will Chris think when he finds out about her past? Can Rachel and Chris let go of their past and fears to embrace a future together?

Read this wonderful story today about forgiveness and trust in God for a great love story!

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 by Denise Devine, Raine English, Aileen Fish

A Christmas to Remember by Denise Devine

Katie McGowan is heading home to spend Christmas with her family. She didn't expect to get snowed in at Lakewood Resort, the place that held so many memories for her. Her husband was killed on one of the snowmobile trails there 2 years ago and she hadn't been back since.

Ryan Scott is running from his family and Christmas. His parents are getting a divorce and he has decided to not spend time with his sister and her family. He is at Lakewood Resort to take his snowmobile out on the trails, but with the blizzard he'll have to wait.

Katie and Ryan rescue an abandoned pup while snowed in at the Resort. Katie has to work through her loss. Ryan has to realize what is important to him. In the midst of this, will they find each other? This was a great story!

An Angel for Christmas by Raine English

Alexa Stevens was married, had a house, had a job, had a daughter, had enough money to get by, and then everything went wrong. Her husband killed himself, she was laid off, she didn't know how she was going to make the rent, and didn't have enough money to buy groceries. How could she ever trust anyone? Her husband hadn't told her the truth about their circumstances and her boss had moved his company out of state, laying off employees. Didn't he know what he'd done and the effect it would have on the laid off employees? Alexa's daughter, 8 year old Cara, doesn't understand what is going on.

Alexa and her friend Sally talk about the owner of the company that laid them off and speculate what they would do if they could talk to the owner.

Blake Collins' wife left him for the pool boy after she spoiled their 10 year old daughter Britney to the point no one could do anything with her. Nannies had come and gone. None would stay. Can he convince Alexa to come work for him as his nanny to Britney? Can Alexa teach Blake that not all women are like his ex-wife?

I loved this story and the characters Alexa and Blake. A wonderfully sweet Christmas romance!

The Cowboy's Christmas Bride by Aileen Fish

Tara Goodwin planned to spend Christmas break with her best friend Cheyenne. She gets stuck in the snow and Dylan Frost rescues her. They have to spend the night in his cabin because he has a cow giving birth. Tara is an almost-graduate of vet school and helps with the delivery. I loved their bantering back and forth. Dylan's mother left him and his brothers when he was little and he hasn't forgotten nor forgiven her. He figures if his mother could leave him how could anyone else love him. Tara is going to take over her grandpa's vet clinic when she graduates to pay him back for her schooling. They are hundreds of miles apart. How can they continue a relationship if they will never see each other? Will Dylan's heart open to love? Will they be able to make it work being so far apart? This sweet romance is a great story! Her independence and sense of family draws Dylan, but will it also keep them apart?

I received a free copy of these three stories in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, October 5, 2015

After Joy Ohagwu

When you've lost everything, that's when you trust God fully. What happens after you say yes to Jesus?

JB Patrickson was doing well for himself until the housing market collapse in 2008. Later, his grandma asks him to come take over her farm, in Maryland, because she is going to a senior care facility. He hadn't been there in 15 years for his 18th birthday. He sees the video of Candace Rodriguez' downfall and feels God urging him to pray for her. Why would God ask him to do that? He doesn't know her, has never met her.

I loved this story by Joy Ohagwu. God's love and peace are interwoven throughout this story of living your life for God. Step out in faith and follow God today. See where it will lead.

I received a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.