Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Review Books for Spring

Here are the books I plan on reviewing over the next few weeks.

Shine Like the DawnTo the Farthest Shores
Firstborn (Descendants of the House of Bathory #2)A Fragile Hope
The Memory of YouIf I'm Found (If I Run #2)
The Illusionist's ApprenticeA Secret Courage (The London Chronicles #1)

I'm really excited to read all of these. There's a couple more I'm hoping to get approved for, but these will keep me busy for a while. Check out more top ten posts at The Broke and the Bookish.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Review ~ To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

To the Farthest Shores

I always look forward to Elizabeth Camden's new release. She has a wonderful way of weaving history and romance together. She makes the history interesting and keeps the romance from getting too gushy. To The Farthest Shores is a fascinating look at the start of American espionage in the Navy and the start of pearl farming. I found all of this very interesting, and I also enjoyed the love story between Jenny and Ryan.

Forgiveness was a strong theme through out the story as both characters wrestled with past wrongs and hurts. Jenny was a hard character to like in the beginning. She was bitter about how she had been treated by Ryan, and it effected her actions through out the story. I thought Ryan was genuinely sorry for his actions, but struggled in communicating this to Jenny. I would like to have had more information about Ryan's time spying on the Japanese and his life with his first wife, but overall the characters were well developed.

I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a little more romance with their history. It was a great read with a sweet romance.

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

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
Amy Snow

Currently Reading
To the Farthest Shores

Up Next
Shine Like the DawnThe Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February Book Haul

Here are the books I accumulated this month. There were some interesting looking freebies that I'm excited about reading, and some books that I have had on my wish list that went on sale for dirt cheap. I love it when that happens. As usual, I am linking up with The Deliberate Reader for New on the Stack and Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves, so check them out.

Kindle Freebies:
Yella's PrayersTold You So (Told You, #1)Love's Unfading Light (Eagle Harbor #1)
Murder at the Courthouse (The Hidden Springs Mysteries #1)The Midwife's Tale (At Home in Trinity #1)
Enduring Faith - An 8-Week Devotional Study of the Book of HebrewsIn Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

Kindle Books:
Purgatory RoadRules of CivilityThe Kommandant's Girl
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1)The Opposite of EveryoneThe Precious One

Physical Books:
Shine Like the DawnThe Snow Globe
News of the WorldFirst Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

What books did you get this month? Are you as addicted to the Kindle freebies as I am? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I Can't Wait for Wednesday

What I am waiting on:
To the Farthest Shores

When does it release? February 28, 2017

Why am I waiting? I have enjoyed everything I have read by Elizabeth Camden, and this one looks like it's going to be a good one.

Check out more upcoming releases Wishful Endings.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Currently reading:
Amy Snow

Up next:
To the Farthest Shores

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Romances on My TBR

In honor of Valentine's Day, here are some of the romance books I would like to read this year.

To the Farthest ShoresPaper HeartsLove Without End (Kings Meadow Romance, #1)
Red Rose Bouquet (Grace Revealing #2)Barefoot Summer (Chapel Spring, #1)
The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island Dreams, #1)In the Field of GraceShine Like the Dawn
Love's Rescue (Keys of Promise, #1)Through Waters Deep (Waves of Freedom, #1)

I've had some of these on my Kindle for a long time. Hopefully I get some of these read this summer. What are some of your favorite romance books? Let me know in the comments. 

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