Book Giveaway

1535665913Hey, just wanted everyone to be able to have a chance to win an ebook copy of Between Hope and the Highway. Karlene will be picking someone tomorrow morning, from the people who comment on this Facebook post. (You might have to join the Polar Bear Plunge Group first. I don’t know?)

This has been a fun challenge so far. I won a paperback  of  Back to His Lordship by Jen Geigle Johnson. I’ll let you know later how it is. So hurry over. I think you need to comment with a book by an LDS author that has an animal in it or on the cover. If you can’t think of any, here are some ideas to choose from that I thought of after going through my Goodreads lists.

  • The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer has huge, brilliant guard dogs in it that are completely awesome.
  • Her App, A Match, and the Billionaire by Maria Hoagland has a trained bloodsugar-sniffing dog that helps people with diabetes.
  • The Horse trainer, the Buyer and the Bride by Erica Penrod
  • How to Love a Dog’s best friend by Cami Checketts (has dog on cover)
  • To Win a Lady’s Heart by Sian Ann Bessey (has horse on cover)
  • The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon (the heroine works with horses)
  • Return to Sender by Jennifer Peel has a pet goldfish that acts as a therapist. 🙂
  • Peace River by Jaclyn Hawkes has a horse on cover

Good luck!

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Fun winnings

polar (1)The Polar Bear Plunge Reading Challenge is still going on. I received a fun email this morning saying my name had been picked for a prize. So…I put in my list of 3 choices and we’ll see which one I get. I’m super excited…and surprised. I didn’t expect to win anything since I haven’t logged too many points yet.

Join in (if you haven’t already) and add up some points. You get points just for joining the challenge, so if nothing else, do that…just in case you get picked! There are some fun books still to win on the prize page. Good luck! And happy reading.

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The Chemist

img-2375.jpgMy first read of the new year was The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer. This was a fantastic suspense thriller I could hardly put down (ask the dishes in my sink. They’ll agree with me).

Characters:

Alex (the government agent-chemist on the run)

Daniel (the Doctor Jeckyll/Dr. Hyde man she’s sent to ‘interrogate,’ to stop him from unleashing a biological weapon upon millions of people in the US in exchange for her freedom) Continue reading

Polar Bear Plunge (Reading Challenge)

polarHere’s a fun reading challenge put on by Storytellers in Zion. It goes for the month of January. I’m one of the sponsors, but I’ll also be participating as a reader also (because I LOVE reading more than writing most days).

If you’d like to join in, here’s the link to play...and for the Polar Bear Plunge Rafflecopter to enter points. Check out the prize page. There are a ton of books to win. A couple years ago when I did a similar challenge, I won a couple books just by commenting on each post…so check it out. It’s a lot of fun.

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My Top Reads for 2019

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It’s a new year & I made a Favorites list for 2019.

I read 82 books, 14 of which were re-reads. There were some amazing books published this year that made my heart so happy (note: not all books I read were published in 2019).

So without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff.

  • My Top 20 list.
  • Honorable mention list.
  • My re-read list.

These are not in any order–as my favorites change week by week. And there were many other 5-star rated books I read that didn’t make this list…but were awesome, still the same. I just narrowed down to my favorite of the favorites. Continue reading

Fun Regency Romances

flameHere’s a new author I’ve just found and read a few of her books. M.A. Nichols. The first one in her Regency set is my favorite. Flame and Ember. But I’ve really enjoyed her whole set (I’m almost done with it. I have one more book to read). The characters all interrelate, but each book could be read stand-alone if needed, and you’d be fine.

So, without further adieu, I will get on with the review of her first three books.

Flame and Ember – Book 1

A most inconvenient marriage of convenience.

This book was amazing! It’s a Regency marriage of convenience story that evolves into love and a happy ending, of course (it’s romance!). But oh what a lovely heart-tugging ride to get there. Seriously, I couldn’t put this book down. It captivated me completely. Mina (Wilhelmina) is a 30ish-aged spinster who longs to live on her own and not be under her brother’s thumb (and his annoying bride who has usurped her authority in the house, although she’s 11 years younger). Continue reading

Rules are Made to be Broken

Rules are made to be Broken FRONT COVER RGBThe second book in the Love Under Wraps series is out now (and I’m going to give away a copy, so leave a comment to enter)! Heart Thief by Taylor Dean came out last month. Now Mylissa Demeyere’s book is out–Rules are Made to be Broken. Isn’t this cover the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? I love it. And the inside is awesome too. This is another forbidden romance / second chance / friends to lovers story. Here is the synopsis:

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I’ve loved Will Henderson from the first day I laid eyes on him. But I made a solemn promise that same day. I would never, ever date Will Henderson. 

For almost a decade,Charlotte Dubois has loved Will Henderson from afar, squelching her heart’s silent yearnings. But no way could she date her best friend Kelsey’s brother.Their whole friendship is based on one rule: No friend of Kelsey can ever date Will.Instead, Charlotte has watched him date and break more hearts than should be legal. Continue reading