Grace and the Preacher~Kim Vogel Sawyer~

Grace and the Preacher

~Synopsis~

The Kansas community of Fairland anticipates the arrival of their new minister and in recent months, late in 1882, postmistress Grace Cristler has communicated with Reverend Dille via letters, answering his questions about the little town, and developing affection for the man who pens thoughtful missives.

Theophil Garrison grew up under the loving influence of his saintly grandmother, but was roped into his cousins’ train-robbing plan. When they fail and are apprehended, Theo fled the scene, evading jail time. Now an angry cousin is out to avenge Theo’s duplicity, and he’s on the run. He encounters a fatally ill traveler–a minister. Seeing a way to keep hidden, Theo trades identities with the man, dons his fine black suit, carries a Bible, and prays that he’ll be accepted as Rufus Dille.

Once in Fairland, if Theo’s true identity is uncovered, what will be left of the world he has built for himself, Grace, and those in the town who have come to love and accept him?

~My Review~

 

 

Wow!  I must say that I was blown away by this novel!

Kim Sawyer has been one of my favorite authors for a while now so every time a new novel of hers come out I’m giddy with joy and begin reading it because I know it’ll be good!
So for starters, in my opinion, sometimes it’s difficult to really master a book where it tries to tell the stories of both the hero and the heroine because sometimes the author may focus on one character more than the other and it leaves the reader wondering why is this story about this character in the first place. In this novel, I found the perfect balance between the hero and the heroine’s story that I fell in love with both characters which is a rare thing for me.
I really loved how that the author weaved redemption throughout the story line. That was an awesome feat in itself!
This novel had the wonderful combination of redemption,romance, adventure,and humor all the way through.
I just loved how well written this novel was and I have to admit that it is one of the best novels that I’ve read in a while. I highly recommend this book and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of her upcoming books. (4.5 stars)

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and I was not required to write a positive review.*

 

Upcoming Release! (squeals of joy!)

Coming out in March 2018

Beneath a Prairie Moon

 Synopsis

Estelle Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father’s illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can “marry up” with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he’s put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the “little city gal” in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won’t bring happiness?

 

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What I’m Reading!~ April Edition

Hi Everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything much in a while. I’m going to try to get better with that. I love to blog but somehow here lately I’ve been pretty busy to just sit down and post or even schedule things to posts. Hopefully I’ll get better in the near future. 🙂  So on to what I’m reading. These are also some of the reads that I started in March. So here it goes,

 

A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

 

The Secret of the India Orchid (Proper Romance)

Grace and the Preacher

 

When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom, #3)

The Vicar's Daughter: A Proper Romance by [Kilpack, Josi S.]

 

All of these books have very wonderful beginnings and I’m very optimistic as to me finishing at least some of the books this month.  🙂

To the Farthest Shores~Elizabeth Camden~

To the Farthest Shores

 ~Synopsis~

Naval officer Ryan Gallagher broke Jenny’s heart six years ago when he abruptly disappeared. Now he’s returned but refuses to discuss what happened. Furious, Jenny has no notion of the impossible situation Ryan is in. With lives still at risk, he can’t tell Jenny the truth about his overseas mission–but he can’t bear to lose her again either.

~My Review~

Wow! Just wow! I fell in LOVE with Elizabeth Camden’s writing all over again.(I know I might say that just about every book that I’ve read by her but I can’t help myself.) I usually have her books on pre-order or whatever way I can find to get my hands on a copy of her books. I’m a fan of her novels and if you haven’t read any of her writing. I highly recommend her writing!

Anyway, about the book. I was so happy and thrilled that the author really went to another level!!
At first I was really worried that I wouldn’t like the main heroine in this story but I’m so glad to have had went on the journey with the heroine to see her ups and downs in the story.
I really loved the different culture that the author added in the story. It was a step in a the right direction I thought to include more diversity in Christian Fiction novels.
The story itself was touching and I devoured every last page. I can’t wait for her next book to come out!
The hero,Ryan, was dreamy!! Swoon. There are only a select few in my opinion that are swoon worthy heroes. Number one swoon worthy hero of the year. Yay! Check. lol.
The story flowed and it had meaning in every page. I loved the writing and I give this book 4.5 stars. 🙂

Here’s the cover for her next book,

A Dangerous Legacy

~Synopsis~

Lucy is determined to keep working as a telegraph operator at a news agency, even though the arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith threatens her position. When she discovers Colin’s shocking secret, she agrees to assist him if he helps her find her family’s stolen inheritance–not realizing that the trail leads into a web of treachery, danger, and conspiracy.

To be released: October 3, 2017!!

I can’t wait! 🙂

Shine Like the Dawn~Carrie Turansky

Shine Like the Dawn

~Synopsis~

Separated by an inconceivable tragedy, can faith and love reunite childhood friends and light the way to a bright future?
In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart because she wonders if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident.
When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son and Maggie’s estranged childhood friend, Nathaniel returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father’s vast estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father’s engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll and Maggie struggles to trust her old friend.
Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate–and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents’ death draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?

 ~My Book Review~

Well,well,well I haven’t enjoyed a book so much for a very long time. This was a heart wrenching and moving story to read. It was a bundle of life,romance,and adventure rolled up into one.

To me the writing itself flowed and had a wonderful way of capturing my undivided attention.

I must say that when I saw the book cover I was blown away. I do have a weak spot for beautiful book covers. It’s beautiful!

Both main characters pulled at my heart-strings for sure and I thought that their characters were very well thought out.

If you love Downton Abbey and that period, then you’ll definitely love reading this novel.

I highly recommend this book! I was drawn to read it into the wee hours of the morning. This is probably one of the best books I’ve read so far for this year. Awesome!

 

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

 

Author

Carrie Turansky

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My List of the Top Anticipated Reads for 2017!

Hi! This is the list of books that I’m looking forward to reading this year! Enjoy and if feel free to share any books you’re looking forward to reading this year. I tried to post the 17 top reads I’m waiting to read first then add more because there are a lot of good books coming out this year. Enjoy!  😉

 

To the Farthest Shores

I’m always looking forward to Elizabeth Camden’s books!

 

 

 

 

The Noble Servant (A Medieval Fairy Tale #3)

Behind the Scenes (Apart from the Crowd, #1)

When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom, #3)

I’m blown away by this cover!

 

The Illusionist's Apprentice

Love this cover!

A Moonbow Night

 

 

A Note Yet Unsung (Belmont Mansion, #3)

Shine Like the Dawn

Heart on the Line (Ladies of Harper’s Station #2)

The Mark of the King

 

Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)

 

A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

 

 

Bread of Angels

This book is based off of one of my favorite stories in the Bible. Can’t wait!

Still Life (Chesapeake Valor #2)

Worth the Wait (Ladies of Harper’s Station #1.5)

 

Before We Were Yours

Grace and the Preacher

 

A Stolen Heart (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1)

A Viscount's Proposal (The Regency Spies of London, #2)

Redeeming Grace: Ruth's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, #3)

Rescue Me (Montana Rescue, #2)

At Your Request (Apart from the Crowd, #0.5)

High As the Heavens

A Love So True (Teaville Moral Society #2)

Never Forget (Beacons of Hope, #5)

In the Shadow of Denali (Heart of Alaska #1)

To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation #3)

Amelia and the Captain

The Newcomer (Amish Beginnings #2)

True As Fate

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England #1)

With You Always (Orphan Train, #1)

True to You (Bradford Sisters #1)

A Secret Courage (The London Chronicles #1)

The Captain's Daughter (London Beginnings #1)

Because You're Mine

So this so far is my list of books I’m looking forward to reading. I’m still waiting for some of my to-be-read books to have book covers and then I’ll try to post those too! What are some books you are looking forward to this year?

 

My List of Best Read Books for 2016!

Hello Ladies and Gents! It’s another year and by God’s grace I’m looking forward to bigger and greater things this year! I’m kinda disappointed in my list of books I read in 2016. I think 2016 was  a very strange year for me in more ways than one. I usually finish my Goodreads challenge before the year is out but not last year unfortunately. Hopefully this year I can do way better than last year. So without further ado, here’s my list of the best books I read in 2016. I had planned to read 80 books in 2016 but only finished 18 books. It’s a far cry I know. lol. I’m very positive about this year though. Hopefully I’ll have my post up soon about the books I’m looking forward to reading in 2017. See y’all soon. Peace! 🙂

 
The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

Calico Spy (Undercover Ladies #3)

Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)

Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace

Sarah My Beloved (Little Hickman Creek #2)

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom, #2)

The Prayers of Jane Austen

Land of Silence

 

My latest book haul! Nov-December Edition. Part 1!~

This is true............now, forever, and Amen.:

Hi everyone!!! I know, I know it has been a while. I’ll try to do better in the future. Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Anyway, I wanted to post about my latest conquests!  I have a lot of new books and some of them are for review as well. Below are some of the books that are to be reviewed and I’m very excited about them!!

 

First one that I’m really excited about!…..

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Tales from Ivy Hill, #1)

And…

For the Record (Ozark Mountain Romance #3)

Never read any of her books so I’m super excited!

Conspiracy of Silence (Tox Files #1)

 

I’ll try to have my other books that I have added to my collection in another upcoming post.  😉