Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Review ~ The Promise of Breeze Hill

The Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace #1)

If you enjoy historical romance with a strong female protagonist, I would definitely recommend giving this book a try. I really enjoyed the Mississippi setting and the characters. The writing was very descriptive and the history was well researched. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Can't Wait for The Uncertain Season

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share an upcoming release I'm excited about.

What am I waiting for?
The Uncertain Season

When does it release? August 22, 2017

Why am I waiting? Beautiful cover and a great author. What else do I need?

Monday, August 14, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
The Almost Sisters

Currently reading:
The Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace #1)

Up next:
The Lost Book of the Grail

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August Book Haul #2

 I'm linking up with Tynga's Reviews to share this week's book haul. Here are the books I picked up this week.

The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ

The WonderI Found YouMy Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon, #1)

The Good and Beautiful Life is for my church's Bible study. It was the only physical book I purchased. If you have young children, My Father's Dragon is an excellent read aloud. It's free on Kindle right now. Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Review ~ Freedom's Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli

Freedom's Ring

I really enjoyed this dual timeline story. Usually when I read a frame story like this, one time line is better than the other. I enjoyed both of these timelines and characters equally. I loved the Boston setting. I don't read a lot of Revolutionary War settings, so that was a refreshing change. The contemporary setting was interesting as well. You could tell the author was familiar with the area.

The faith elements were central to the story and very well done. Both of the main characters experienced a lot of growth. I felt like the historical story was wrapped up a little too nicely, but overall I felt very satisfied at the end of this novel. I highly recommend this book for historical fiction fans.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.

Can't Wait for Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

What I'm waiting for:
Young Jane Young

When does it release? August 22, 2017

Why am I waiting? This is a Modern Mrs. Darcy book club pick, and it's set in Florida, my home state. I'm really interested to read it.

Check out more upcoming releases at Wishful Endings.

Monday, August 7, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
The Road to Paradise (Shadows of the Wilderness #1)

Currently reading:
Freedom's Ring

Up next:
The Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace #1)

I'm trying to get some of the review books I have accumulated read this month. I start to get stressed out when they pile up. Not that I'll stop requesting them. I just can't help myself. What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Book Review ~ The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

The Road to Paradise (Shadows of the Wilderness #1)
The Road to Paradise

This was the first book I've read by Karen Barnett and I really enjoyed it. The setting in Mount Rainer National Park was excellent. The author really knows her stuff. The main character, Margie, reminded me of Anne of Green Gables. She is optimistic and frequently quotes poetry. Her love interest, Ford, is very down to earth. They balance each other out well.

The story moved along at a good pace, and I found myself cheering Margie and Ford on as they tried to save the park from Margie's former fiance and his scheme to turn it into a tourist attraction. If you are looking for a quick sweet read with beautiful scenery you should give this book a try.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.

August Book Haul #1

This was the week for book mail. It seems like everything came in at once, which is nice. Here are the books I acquired this week. They are all giveaway, review books or Kindle freebies. I didn't pay for any of them. That's the way I like it!

Kindle Books
What Was RescuedThe Captivating Lady Charlotte (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace, #2)Blueberry Cupcake Mystery (Amish Sweet Shop Mysteries #1)

Physical Books
Deadly Pursuit (Guardians of Justice, #2)The Bones Will Speak (Gwen Marcey #2)

Books for Reviews
Freedom's RingThe Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace #1)

What books did you get this week? Let me know in the comments. Check out more book hauls at The Deliberate Reader and Tynga's Reviews.



Friday, August 4, 2017

August Cover Love

Here are some of my favorite covers releasing in the month of August.

To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation, #3)Freedom's Ring

The Cottingley SecretMany Sparrows

The AddressThe Uncertain Season

If I Believe (A Promises of God Novel Book 2)

Misty, faraway covers seem to be popular this month. I think I'm most partial to The Cottingley Secret. If I Believe is eye catching. I love this style and I'm happy to see it popping up more and more. Which ones do you like best? Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July Wrap Up

I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share the books I read this month and what I thought about them.

The Night the Lights Went Out

This one is going to be on my favorites list this year. I loved it. It reminded me of Big Little Lies with it's suburban setting and competitive moms. My big take aways from this book: be kind to people and pass word protect. Highly recommended.

The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

I had some issues with this book. It's a crime thriller, which is not a genre I usually read. I enjoyed it for the most part, but the end got a little more descriptive than I would have liked. I also felt there was a lack of justice which made me sad. I doubt I'll continue on in this series. I would steer clear if child deaths are a trigger for you.

The Alice Network

This was another book that was a little too gritty for me. I found the historical details interesting, but there is a torture scene that's just hard to get thru. Quite a lot of profanity, too, for the time period.

Before We Were Yours

Loved this one! I can't believe this is based on real events. It's absolutely heart breaking. You'll definitely want some tissues handy. The story is told in two timelines, and I loved them both. I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author, but I think this is my favorite so far.

Mr. Rochester

This was a delightful retelling of Jane Eyre from Mr. Rochester's point of view. I really enjoyed being able to see what was going on in the story when Jane wasn't around. I thought the author did a wonderful job with the Bertha story line, too. If you're a fan of Jane Eyre you will want to give this a try.

Flight Patterns

Definitely not my favorite by this author, especially after reading The Night the Lights Went Out. I actually abandoned it halfway through last year, and nearly did the same thing this time around. It just moved a little slowly for me, and there's a lot of info about bees.

Did you read anything good last month? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Can't Wait for To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander

What I'm waiting for:
To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation, #3)

When does it release? August 8, 2017

Why am I waiting? I read a book by this author earlier this summer and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to this one.

Check out more upcoming releases at Wishful Endings.

Monday, July 17, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
The Alice Network

Currently reading:
Before We Were Yours

Up next:
Life After

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Book Haul #2

I took advantage of Prime Day this week and picked up a couple of books I have had my eye on. Here are all the books I acquired this week.

Physical Books
Egypt's SisterBread of Angels

Kindle Prime Day Buys
Life AfterBefore We Were Yours

Kindle Freebies
Safe In His Arms (Life Unexpected #1)Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)

What books did you get this week? Did you take advantage of any Prime Day deals? Let me know in the comments. 

Check out more book hauls at Tynga's Reviews and The Deliberate Reader. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cover Love ~ July

Here are some of my favorite covers coming out this month.

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England #1)The Dress in the WindowThe Almost Sisters

The Life She Was GivenJust Look UpEgypt's Sister

I think my favorite cover is The Dress in the Window. I like The Life She Was Given too. What's your favorite? Let me know in the comments.