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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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.

But Lyndie isn’t the only one with secrets. Continue reading

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Blog Blitz: Swimming in the Deep End (Christina Suzann Nelson)

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Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Swimming In The Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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swimming in the deep endTitle: Swimming In The Deep End
Author: Christina Suzann Nelson
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love

Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she’s an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she’s made don’t drown their whole family.

Gabby can’t believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they’re in love? Now she has to face the consequences–and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby’s father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right? Continue reading

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First Line Friday – 9 November 2018 – The Tory’s Daughter (Angela Couch)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! New releases don’t come much fresher than the one I have for you today. The Tory’s Daughter is the third book in Angela Couch’s Hearts at War series and it releases today!

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Royally in Trouble (Jenny B. Jones) – Review

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If an ex-popstar-turned-event planner can’t find a Ren-faire killer, she may not survive the final act.

As a former member of a popular girl-band, Paisley Sutton knows what it means to be in the spotlight. So after she takes on an event- planning gig for the new Sugar Creek Renaissance faire, she’s counting on a smooth opening night. But when one of the cast is murdered, Paisley knows her event has gone lethally off-script.

When her old flame Beau is named the prime suspect, Paisley enlists the help of her trigger-happy, ex-CIA grandmother and aunt. As she tries to keep the faire alive and fights off her matchmaking family, she uncovers secrets that might just get her killed. Can Paisley shine a light on the killer in time, or will the faire be her final curtain call? Continue reading

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