He’d do anything…For Elise

For Elise BannerI’m super excited to be part of the For Elise Blog Tour. Sarah Eden is a very talented writer of regency romances. I’ve loved every book I’ve read of hers so far…and this brand new one didn’t disappoint.

Elise and Miles grew up together as best friends. But when Elise disappeared without a trace when she was 15 years old, Miles lost a part of himself and has been haunted by her loss ever since.

Four years later, he accidentally stumbles upon Elise and her 3 year old child in another township. Horrified to see her begging remnants from the merchants and living in impoverished conditions as a widow, he takes her and her daughter and Mrs. Jones, her mother-in-law, back home with him. He thinks Elise should be thrilled to be reunited with him—because he is—but she acts cold and withdrawn. He would do anything for Elise; indeed, he only wants her happiness. So why does she now seem to despise and distrust him? What happened to the cheerful girl who once adored him?

This story was amazing, like all of Sarah Eden’s books are. Her writing is superb. The characters are deep and the scenes masterfully written to pull you along through misunderstandings, intense mysteries and the deepest emotions to be felt.

If you haven’t read one of Sarah Eden’s books yet, I encourage you to do so. She has a gift. Also, you can click on the rafflecopter link below to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card during this blog tour. The full tour is listed, so check out the new posts each day to have more chances to win.

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You can find out more about Sarah Eden on her website and purchase For Elise HERE or HERE. Hope you enjoy!


Olympic Beauty

DSC02768Before school started, we took a trip to the Olympic Peninsula to relax, see my brother, and pick up my daughter (who’s been working there all summer). I thought I’d share a few of my pics. I absolutely LOVE this area of the country. It’s so green (although they did have yellow lawns this year because of record-low water this summer). Still, compared to Idaho, it’s super green and lush.

Last year, I posted a series of my top 10 reasons I love Washington, so I’ll spare you a rehash. But we did Continue reading

The Reckoning (blog tour)



Only One Can Survive The Reckoning

Erin Radkey has always known the day would come when she would have to personally confront the Triad leader of the power-hungry Emporium. But she never thought it would be with a snake in her head that feeds on her energy. Or that she’d be in the company of an uncertain ally who might turn on her Continue reading

Sink or Float

DSC02460Starting off my summer with a broken arm didn’t lend itself to lots of extracurricular activities, but I did manage to have some fun despite my bum arm.

In July, we took a day trip up to McCall, Idaho to canoe up the river. My arm still was healing, so I had to be careful with it, which meant I didn’t have to row. Yippeee!!! My husband and son rowed me while I sat in the middle like the Queen of Sheba. That was pretty nice. I could get used to having people row me around, although I would demand a more comfortable seat next time.

Wanting to please me (or terrify me, more likely) my son stood and pretended he was a Gondola driver. He made me quite nervous that he would tip our canoe and drown me since I was wedged under the bar…but thankfully Continue reading

Bonds of Loyalty

BondsLoyaltyBannerToday I’m participating in an awesome blog tour for the release of Bonds of Royalty by Jennifer Clark and Stephonie Williams. This is the sequel to Mark of Royalty, which I read in July and loved.

The premise of this story is that Sarah is the firstborn of twins to the king and queen of Kyridian, but a prophesy has doomed her to die if she is allowed to live. Knowing the risk she will be in if she stays in the kingdom, Apollo, the king’s trusted advisor, spirits her away to another country where she is raised as a commoner, not knowing her true identity and purpose. Continue reading

Unconditional Love

Ginger and the Neighbor's dogs002Sad day for my family yesterday. We had to put down my beloved dog, Ginger. I’ve posted about her in the past, so some of you are already familiar with her cute face. She went downhill pretty fast, which was a tender mercy (although super hard). I made this video as a tribute to her life. I never meant to have a dog. I didn’t have one growing up, so I’m not really a dog person. But I’ve never regretted bringing Ginger into our family.

Yes, I’ve complained about how hairy she was or stressed about finding someone to tend her when we left on vacations…but she was an integral part of our family. She taught us about unconditional love and always had a smile on her face. I will love her forever for how she blessed our lives.

Shadows in the Curtains

Every stage actress wants fans, but what happens when one goes too far?

Emmy has the perfect life— a house on the beach, a successful career headlining the local theater, and love. But when a brutal murder brings unimaginable grief, Emmy’s world comes crashing down. As she tries to pick up the pieces, she can’t seem to avoid Josh, the new fireman in town.

Emmy does her best to fight the sizzle in her chest when Josh is near. But with the stalker still out there, terrorizing her and those she cares about, she can’t fall for anyone—especially Josh, a suspect in the murder investigation.

If Emmy allows a man to get close, it’s not just her heart she puts at risk, it’s her life. Continue reading