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Books that are on my 2019 TBR list!: Part 1

I know, I know this post is so overdue but better late than never right?  I’m always adding to my TBR list. Hopefully I get to read more books this year than last year.  Let me know about the books you’re hoping to read this year. I do also hope to reread some books as well. Click the Cover to know more about the book.  🙂

 

A Bound Heart

 

The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9)
I love the story of Mulan and I can’t wait to read this book!

The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2)

 

The Governess of Penwythe Hall (Cornwall #1)

 

A Desperate Hope (Empire State, #3)
Elizabeth Camden is one of my favorite authors! Can’t wait to read this.

 

More Than Words Can Say (Patchwork Family, #2)
Love this book cover. So beautiful!

 

Until the Mountains Fall (Cities of Refuge, #3)

 

A Reluctant Bride (Bride Ships, #1)

 

Of Fire and Lions

 

A Silken Thread

2018, Christian Fiction, Faith, fiction, Historical, Uncategorized

When Tides Turn~Sarah Sundin~

When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom, #3)

 

~Synopsis~

Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy’s newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to make admiral. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals, Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.

But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?

 

 

~My Review~

Wow! Sarah Sundin never fails to disappoint! Why did I wait so long to read this book?

What really drew me to this book was the beautiful book cover of course! I LOVE this book cover and when I saw it I knew that I had to read it.

The story was very moving and I love how Sarah Sundin interweaves history and drama into her novels. I also love how most of her books are interconnected but you can still read this book as a stand-alone as well.

I just love reading Sarah Sundin’s books and I can’t wait to read her next novel. I highly recommend this novel!

 

 

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

2018, Christian, Christian Fiction, Faith, fiction, Uncategorized

The Vicar’s Daughter~ Josi S. Kilpack~

 

~Synopsis~

Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society. There’s only one problem: her older sister Lenora, whose extreme shyness prevents her from attending many social events. Lenora is now entering her third season, and since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn.

Evan Glenside, a soft-spoken, East London clerk, has just been named his great-uncle’s heir and, though he is eager to learn all that will be required of him, he struggles to feel accepted in a new town and in his new position.

A chance meeting between Evan and Lenora promises to change everything, but when Lenora proves too shy to pursue the relationship, Cassie begins to write Mr. Glenside letters in the name of her sister. Her good intentions lead to disaster when Cassie realizes she is falling in love with Evan. But then Evan begins to court Lenora, thinking she is the author of the letters.

As secrets are revealed, the hearts of Cassie, Evan, and Lenora are tested. Will the final letter sent by the vicar’s daughter be able to reunite the sisters as well as unite Evan with his true love?

 

~My Review~

I really,really,really wanted to like this book. I was interested in this book because it was published by the same company that published Edenbrooke and Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson.
I’m always ready to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading books because I think that is the only way to find a good read.

The synopsis sounded very interesting so I decided to give this book a go. The beginning started out really well and it kept my interest at first and not to mention the book cover is beautiful. That’s one of my weaknesses is to read a book with a beautiful book cover.
As the book progressed I lost interest pretty quickly.

I was just disappointed because the plot sounded so mesmerizing but the book just didn’t do it for me. It fell flat. I’m not giving up on this author just yet but this book just wasn’t a
favorite of mine at all.

 

 

*I received a free copy in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

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Healing Hearts~Sarah Eden~

Healing Hearts (Savage Wells #2)

 

~Synopsis~

Wyoming Territory, 1876

As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day—mail-order brides—and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.

When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town—and Gideon—meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr. MacNamara’s message had gotten turned around. He didn’t want a nurse, he wanted a wife. When she refuses to marry him, she finds herself stranded in Savage Wells with some very unhappy townspeople.

But Gideon is not like the other men Miriam has met. Embarrassed by the misunderstanding, he offers her a job, and the two begin an awkward—and often humorous—dance of getting to know each other as they work to care for the people of their town. Romance blossoms between the two, but when a former medical associate of Miriam’s arrives in town, Gideon and the other townsfolk must rally around Miriam to protect her from a dangerous fate. Gideon and Miriam must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts for each other even as buried secrets are brought to light.

 

 

~My Review~

 

I’ve been waiting for a long time to read something by Sarah Eden for quite a while now. I was really intrigued by this story from the very beginning.
It’s really hard for me to find books that draw me in from the start. I loved this book! I think that the cover was beautifully well done.
The romance was just amazing!

The plot was solid,entertaining, and well thought out. I fell in love with both of the main characters which is hard to do with some books.

I was so delighted by this book and I hope to read more by Sarah Eden really soon! I loved reading this novel and I was engrossed by every word. I highly recommend this book!

 

 

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

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Books on my July-August TBR list!

Hi everyone! These are the books that are on my TBR list for this month and August! Enjoy!

 

More Than Meets the Eye (Patchwork Family #1)

*More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer*

 

 

The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)

*The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket*

 

Together Forever (Orphan Train, #2)

 

*Together Forever by Jody Hedlund*

 

 

The Hope of Azure Springs

 

*The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham*

 

Thief of Corinth

* Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar*

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A Dangerous Legacy~Elizabeth Camden~

A Dangerous Legacy (Empire State #1)

 

~Syopsis~

Lucy Drake’s mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming.

Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin’s connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they’re wading into will take them.

 

My Review

 

As you all know if you’ve followed my blog for a while, Elizabeth Camden is one of my all time favorite writers!
For the most part, her books are heartfelt,funny,and unforgettable.

I’m always waiting to read her books as soon as I can get my hands on a copy.

As always, this book had a very interesting beginning. I loved learning about the character Lucy. The mystery in the book
was very intriguing to read about. I think this might have been one of the first book by this author that really embraced mystery and suspense
into the story. I must say that were a little slow-moving moments in the story from time to time. I also felt that there could have been a little bit more chemistry between the two main characters.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this novel. As always, I’m looking forward to reading more from Elizabeth Camden. Her next book comes out in June! I can’t wait!

 

A Daring Venture (Empire State, #2)

 

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.