Just finished the newest release by Maria Hoagland last night. This is a fun one I’m super excited to tell you about. If you love soccer, you’ll really enjoy this one. And I’m giving away a copy of her book, so make sure to leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win.
City home inspector Kendall Nomellini follows rules to a fault. As a single mom of a high school soccer player, she has no choice but to plan her time to the minute—fitting her work, education, and future goals into a tidy, no-surprises schedule. What’s not in her plan? Falling for the worst soccer referee in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Why would she when she knows from experience that the perfect man doesn’t exist? Continue reading
This isn’t my normal romance review. In fact, it’s not a romance at all. I like to think of Creating Your Forever Family by Rachel Sullivan as the How-To self-help manual for how characters in books and real life couples find and keep their happily-ever-afters romance readers read and dream about. Once the hero and heroine find each other and the book ends with them happily together, what comes next? How do they keep from divorcing or being miserable a few years down the road when real life problems and challenges smack them in the face? Continue reading
From Sarah M. Eden, the USA Today Bestselling author of the Longing for Home series, LONG JOURNEY HOME is a new romance novel set in the beloved world of Hope Springs.
Widowed by war, Maura O’Connor has raised her son alone under the weight of poverty in the unforgiving slums of New York City. That harsh and difficult life has taken a toll on them both. Desperate to save her son from the misery around them, she moves them both to the tiny western town of Hope Springs, where her late husband’s family lives, hoping that the decade of silence between them does not mean she and Aidan will be rejected outright. Her son needs family, and she would endure anything to see him happy.
Ryan Callaghan has worked the land belonging to the late Granny Claire for years, dreaming of one day claiming it as his own. Living in his brother’s home affords him no freedom, no stability, no joy. The arrangement is even harder on his mother, whose health is quickly deteriorating. A risky investment in the land has finally begun to pay off, and he is at last in a position to secure a better future for them both. When use of the home is, without warning, offered to a newly arrived widow and her son, that future is entirely uncertain. Continue reading
I’m participating in another blog tour this week and am excited to share this new book with you. The Shipbuilder’s Wife by Jennifer Moore was SOOOOO good!!!! I read it in just over a day. It was super hard to put down because the plot was so new and intriguing.
Here’s the blurb:
The day of her parents’ garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger—the largest man she’s ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British. Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so briefly, would prove to be her saving grace. And with a war raging around them, she may be called upon to save him too. Continue reading
Awesome Book Alert!!!
This book was so much fun. It’s the second stand-alone book in this series, and let me tell you…this author writes great stories in this trope. So swoony. So funny. So perfect.
Here’s the blurb:
After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act.
Music may be Maisy’s life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didn’t feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. Continue reading
Here’s another First line Fun game for you. Match up the books & authors below to the first lines from each book. The answers can be found below my name. (You’re welcome)
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My summer has flown by with lots of fun family happenings: a daughter’s wedding, another daughter’s expecting and a fun shower to throw for her, another daughter back from a mission, a son leaving on a mission, vacations, etc. But I have found moments to sneak in my reading. Here’s a review of some of my favorites this summer.
Beauty is the Beast by Jenni James
Cute modern twist on the Beauty and Beast trope. Arabella is popular, beautiful and ready to take the world by a storm. When she wins state high school representative for Colorado, she is sure all her dreams are about to come true. Until she realizes she can’t bring her popular, good looking boyfriend around as her plus one to all the events she has to attend. She must pair up with Brockton, the boy’s state representative who is a little nerdy and comes from a poor background. So begins their mutual hate relationship. He thinks she’s stuck on herself. She thinks he isn’t good enough for her.
This is a fun YA story that teaches a great lesson about changing and looking beneath the skin to the true person underneath all the masks we like to wear. It was fast-paced and very captivating. Great book! Continue reading