Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Releases: Four Weddings and a Kiss

Okay, so maybe this book isn't quite so new but with my long list of books that I was reading and reviewing I kind of got behind. Oh well, better late than never :) I really liked this book and I hope you all will be encouraged to read it too.

Book Title: Four Weddings
and a Kiss
Publishing Date: June 10, 2014

Description: Four best-selling romance novelists bring tales of feisty heroines, stubborn heroes, and unlikely love in the Wild West. Get lost in Four Weddings and a Kiss today.

"Spitfire Sweetheart"
by Mary Connealy
Maizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Ryan Carstens she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Ryan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.

"Love Letter to the Editor" by Robin Lee Thatcher
Molly Evans is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper's owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He's resolved to change Molly's mind about him--as an editor and as a man.

"A Cowboy for Katie" by Debra Clopton
Katie Pearl is uninterested in men and love. But she needs help on her ranch and hires Treb Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Treb change Katie's mind?

"Courting Trouble" by Margaret Brownley
Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive--or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels is uninterested in the case--until he meet Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace.

My Review: Each of these novellas were fun, entertaining, and enjoyable but my very favorite was Spitfire Sweetheart. Like almost all of Mary Connealy's books, Spitfire Sweetheart was quite funny. I loved the wit and humor she portrayed in her characters and how they interacted with each other. I liked the stories by the other authors too and will be on a lookout for more of their books.


My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Note: I received this book through NetGalley. http://netgalley.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Releases: In Perfect Time

Book Title: In Perfect Time
Publishing Date: July 29, 2014

Description:
Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.

Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don't want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?


My Review: This was a great book. I totally loved it! It was exciting to learn Kay Jobson's story and watch her life change; along with that of Roger Cooper's. It was interesting to learn more about the aviation in World War II too. In Perfect Time had just the right amount of romance and history weaved into a strong Christian message.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Note: I received this book through NetGalley. http://netgalley.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Releases: The Brickmaker's Bride

Book Title: The Brickmaker's Bride
Publishing Date: October 7, 2014

A little bit about the book: In the clay-rich hills of the newly founded state of West Virginia, two families tentatively come together to rebuild a war-torn brickmaking business.
Ewan McKay has immigrated to West Virginia with his aunt and uncle, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial help. Uncle Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, and it's Ewan's job to get the company up and running again.

Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner's daughter, and he quickly feels a connection with her, but she's being courted by another man--a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Resolving that he'll make the brickworks enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Ireland, Ewan pours all his energy into the new job.

But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan's hard work is put in jeopardy. As his hopes for the future crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. Can she help him save the brickworks, and will Ewan finally get a shot at winning her heart?


My Review: The Brickmaker's Bride was the first book I've read by Judith Miller and although it had the makings of a good book it didn't really appeal to me. I felt like the story was being drawn out which made me lose interest in the book. And although I did finish it I could have done without reading it. 

My Rating: ⭐⭐
Note: I received this book through NetGalley. http://netgalley.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Courting Morrow Little: A Novel

This week's featured book is Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz. The book's theme is about forgiveness and it takes place during the Revolutionary War; although, it deals more with Indians than with the British.

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Book Title: Courting Morrow Little
Author: Laura Frantz

Description: Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men--ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable--vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her. Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones--and garner suspicion from her friends--by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn't love?

This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.

My Review: This was a great book. I loved the main characters Morrow and Red Shirt. They both had good morals and personalities and Morrow's father was an inspiration to me. I've always liked books that take place in a historical setting. Reading them makes me want to live in that time-period and yet appreciate the living conditions I have now. :) I will definitely be looking for future Laura Frantz books now that I've read all of hers.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Would I recommend this book? Yep. This is one of my very favorites by Laura Frantz.