The Tory’s Daughter (Angela K. Couch) – Review

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Burying his wife is the hardest thing Joseph Garnet has ever done—until he’s called to leave his young son and baby daughter to fight Iroquois raiders. When one of the marauders tries to steal his horse, the last thing he expects is to end up tussling with a female. The girl is wounded, leaving Joseph little choice but to haul her home to heal—an act that seems all too familiar.

Though Joseph doesn’t appear to remember her, Hannah Cunningham could never forget him. He rode with the mob that forced her two brothers into the Continental Army and drove her family from their home—all because of her father’s loyalties to The Crown. After five years with her mother’s tribe, the rebels and starvation have left her nothing but the driving need to find her brothers.

Compelled by a secret he’s held for far too long, Joseph agrees to help Hannah find what remains of her family. Though she begins to steal into his aching heart, he knows the truth will forever stand between them. Some things cannot be forgiven. Continue reading

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First Line Friday – 16 November 2018 – Merciless (Tamara Leigh)

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I’m so excited about the book I’m featuring today! I absolutely adore Tamara Leigh’s Age of Faith series, and today is release day for the first book in a brand new series that goes back to the beginning of the Wulfriths—and it all starts with a woman. I give you: Merciless! *Insert barely restrained SQUEEEEEEE*

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Blog Blitz + Giveaway: Teal Paisley Tights (Barbara Brutt)

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Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Teal Paisley Tights by Barbara Brutt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Happy Release Day to this debut author!

~ About the Book ~

Title: Teal Paisley Tights
Author: Barbara Brutt
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Life post-graduation was supposed to see the launch of paisley-loving Jadyn’s art career, or at least an art gallery showing one of her watercolor paintings. Instead, this Pittsburgh native is locked into a low-paying, buttoned-up consultant position with an impossible boss. When another colleague is dismissed, Jadyn inherits extra workload, including the company’s biggest client. If she loses him, she’s fired.

Jadyn people-pleases her way through life, resulting in extra work opportunities and a community classroom of art students. But when two guys appear on her doorstep, she just might not be able to people-please her way out of this love triangle. At the end of the day, she can’t please everyone. Continue reading

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A Holiday by Gaslight (Mimi Matthews) – Review

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A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are. Continue reading

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Wait For Me (Susan May Warren) – Review

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Pete Brooks can’t believe he’s waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancé. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn’t sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward.

EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he’s no longer interested. When a terrible fight between them sparks an impulsive decision, she finds herself crashed on the side of a highway along with Esme Shaw. And just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she and Esme are taken captive and into the untamed Montana wilderness–with murderous intent. Continue reading

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Weekend Book Buzz – 10/11 November 2018

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Welcome to the Weekend Book Buzz! Forgive the tardiness of this week’s edition, but there was a thirteenth birthday in our house this week, and it’s taken up a lot of my time and energy.

First of all, congratulations to the Christy Award™ winners:

Contemporary Romance:  True to You by Becky Wade
First Novel:  Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse
General Fiction:  Life After by Katie Ganshert
Historical Fiction:  Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews
Historical Romance:  The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
Suspense/Mystery/Thriller: The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
Short Form:  12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep
Visionary:  The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart
Young Adult:  The Delusion by Laura Gallier

And BIG congratulations to Becky Wade, whose book True to You not only won the contemporary romance category but was named Book of the Year!

If you didn’t get to watch the awards night live, I would encourage you to at least watch the keynote address given by author Charles Martin. So inspiring! The link should take you to the introduction to his address, but if not, you want to go to around 29 minutes into the live stream.

And now, the Weekend Book Buzz!

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Things Left Unsaid (Courtney Walsh) – Review

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~ About the Book ~

An emotional novel of family, friendship and forgiveness from Courtney Walsh, the New York Times bestselling author of Hometown Girl.

Lyndie St. James is thrilled that her best friend, Elle, is getting married but unprepared for the emotional storm of the wedding week and returning to her childhood summer home of Sweethaven. The idyllic cottage community harbors some of her best—and worst—memories. It’s not only the tragic death of her childhood friend Cassie that has haunted her for ten years, it’s the other secrets she’s buried that have kept her from moving on.

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