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July 19, 2017

GROUNDED HEARTS / Celtic Knots Giveaway

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GROUNDED HEARTS
by
Jeanne M. Dickson 

What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot, and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson’s new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond

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ABOUT THE BOOK
In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone. but if caught harboring a combatant, she'll face imprisonment.  Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy"  Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin a mutual affection-and-an unbreakable bond. But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
Paperback, 337 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Waterfall Press (first published June 2017)
ISBN 1542045533 (ISBN13: 9781542045537)
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AUTHOR
Jeanne M. Dickson was born into an Irish American family, the only girl surrounded by four brothers. Her grandmother lived with them and was a constant source of stories about life in Ireland and the saints and ancestors long gone from this earth. She credits her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother with her love of storytelling.
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MY THOUGHTS
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I guess this story was a little educational for me.  I'm not a real history buff but I had no idea that Ireland was considered a neutral country.  The author gives us information on what life in Ireland was like during the war.  I enjoyed the way the author described the village people.  Seemed to be a really happy place considering the time.  The characters are well developed. Each had their own definite and steady qualities.  There was a lot of loyalty to their country which I admired. We don't see much of that these days.   I liked the two main characters, Nan, an Irish midwife,and Dutch, a Canadian pilot find themselves together when Dutch crashes his plane.Anyone finding a foreign soldier must report them to the authorities but she was willing to take a chance on helping this wounded "flyboy" and they slowly developed not only a deep friendship but a romance. They just seemed to mesh from the start.  Like they were meant to be.But this wounded "flyboy" isn't Nan's only secret.She has been holding guilt over her husband's death, but why?  The author gives a little romance, some humor and the book is very interesting with a historical background. The author gives strong, well developed characters but mainly the women. They were very strong, independent and didn't need a man to take care of them.
The setting was unique, especially since Ireland was caught between two enemies, stayed neutral.   I don't believe I've read any books where Ireland was the center point.  Very interesting.
So if you like history, romance, humor and strong characters, then try this book and you may find yourself falling in love too. 
 
I received a copy of this book from the author and Litfuse Publicity and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS. 

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July 18, 2017

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Title: WHEN THE SKY FALLS
Author: Joseph Bendoski
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 408
Genre: Thriller/Espionage/Conspiracy/Historical
“What makes you believe a lie? I’m not asking how you know someone is lying. What makes you believe? Because if you don’t understand how that works, then you won’t know when you’re being manipulated.”
In 1938 the War of the Worlds hoax panicked millions of Americans, then in 1988 another fictional media broadcast convinced nearly half of Portugal that sea monsters had risen from the ocean to destroy their cities. A team of CIA agents was sent to study the aftermath of this 6th Skyfall Event in the hope that they could turn it into a weapon of war. When the team consultant turns up dead, everyone scrambles to be the last man standing: the one who will decide if or when the sky falls.

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Joseph BendoskiJoe Bendoski study psychology in college and was fascinated by all the insights it provided into human behavior, only to realize most the information never reach people, and when it did, rarely was it in a form that allowed for practical application. He started writing non-fiction, but soon came to understand how few people read that genre and began the difficult transition into fiction writing. His non-fiction works include; the Chemistry of Attraction and the Language of Emotion.
He worked as the head writer for the television show ‘Saved by Grace.’ After being frustrated with comments like “make this scene cheaper,” “What’s my motivation?”, and “Do we need this scene?” he decided to go in to literature.
His latest book is the thriller/espionage/conspiracy/historical novel, When the Sky Falls.

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MY THOUGHTS
This book is definitely not for the squeamish. It grabs your attention and as you read you feel the darkness and a bit of evil in the story. If you like things to be all good and iced over, then this book isn't for you. The story is fast paced and the suspense, intrigue and darkness builds as the pages are turned. The author doesn't mince words. He takes the reader right to the terrifying core of the story. It's hard to distinguish who is good and who isn't. The story shows how the mass media can get people to believe almost anything. Inside everyone is that dark hole that usually stays hidden. But that darkness can come out and it's hard to say what or when that will happen. But as we all know, every action has a re-action. The author gives the reader a variety of characters and you become involved with some of them. There are quite a few and I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who and who was doing what. Maybe a few less characters would have helped me.

There are times when you may want to turn ahead in the book. There are some scenes that are very hard to read, such as torturing, but they fit in with the story. That is life. I found the chapter introductions to be interesting. The author puts these scenes forth in a matter of face, straight out fashion. I did find a bit of humor in the place where Jones was having his eyebrows shortened. I'm not sure why, but I found that amusing. I found that I had to go back and re-read a few places. The plot is complicated and it takes some thought. It's hard to put this in a specific genre for me. It's a bit spy, thriller, and a possibility of what the future holds. We're talking about an event known as Sky Fall. It's about changing humans through chemistry. This is possible, isn't it?

The question to be answered is, who will be the last man standing? He will have control over whether or not the sky falls. If it does, what will happen? What will the world become? A complete start over from basically nothing? Perhaps but then anything is possible. Isn't it? It's a matter of believing and that lies in the eyes or the mind of the beholder.

I received a copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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TANGLED UP IN TINSEL

TANGLED UP IN TINSEL
A Sunshine Creek Vineyard Novel
by
Candis Terry
  • Number: B01N6IHGMW
  • Release: September 26, 2017
  • Author: Candis Terry
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Avon Books
Tangled Up in Tinsel
Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll go to any lengths to protect their legacy— but what happens when love gets in the way...? As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, Parker Kincade has a restaurant to open. The fact that his Groomzilla brother wants the place for his perfect Christmas wedding doesn’t help. Then there’s the stunning woman who appoints herself his new chef before he’s ready to hire one. But one look at Gabriella Montani has Parker reassessing needs vs. wants. And that’s before he tastes what she has to offer… Gabriella doesn’t need to get tangled up with a sexy man. What she needs is a job and a chance to prove herself. A place in Parker’s kitchen could give her the opportunity she’s been waiting for. The heat between them is sizzling, but a place in his bed could be downright dangerous. Neither Christmas nor men have ever lived up to her expectations, but Parker has soulmate written all over him. Should Gabi let herself be swept up in his holiday magic, or will it disappear before Christmas Day? (from Night Owl Reviews)
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Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter’s rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. Only one thing has remained constant: Candis’ passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis’ wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending. For more, please visit www.candisterry.com.

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MY THOUGHTS
Legacy, number one priority for the Kincade brothers.  There isn't anything that they won't do to protect it. At least that's what they thought.  But what about LOVE?
 A new restaurant right at the Christmas season, Parker Kincade seems to be meeting himself coming and going.   What makes this more hectic is his brother is getting married at the restaurant right during the Christmas season.  Parker has a full plate and it isn't full of food.   Now a girl, good on the eyes is trying to become his new chef.  Parker doesn't feel he needs a chef right now but........ he slowly breaks down and they meet.  They not only meet but they send sparks flying.
Now Gabriella is looking for a job as a chef but when she meets Parker, well she gets a little desert.  This is a  fun read with a steamy romance in the making. The characters are fun and you feel like you know them and want to know them better.   Those Kincade men, well they'll wow you off your feet. As you get to know the characters you feel like they're your friends.  They made you smile, laugh, the romance touched your heart and you can relax while reading a good book.  These are characters that you won't forget for some time.  When you read that last page, the author leaves you wanting more.  Whenever I finish a book and want more, that tells me it's a good book.  If you love hunky men, good romance, a laugh here and there and a warmth to your heart, then join the Kincade boys and see what they are doing now.

I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.
 

July 17, 2017

THE COVER STORY Blog Tour


The Cover Story (A Branigan Powers mystery)
 THE COVER STORY: A Branigan Powers Mystery
by
Deb Richardson-Moore

A bizarre hit and run brings Branigan Powers back to the crime solving beat.A fatal crash involving two college students heading home for the holidays seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road - an old fashioned 1950's style hearse. Reporter Branigan Powers delves into the mystery that takes her to the  college campus and leads her into  dangerous fraternity and sorority pledge parties.Reunited with the homeless Malachi Martin, who is so adept at seeing what isn't instead of what is, Branigan must uncover what is really going on at the college.




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 MY THOUGHTS
This author brings us the two sides of the tracks, so to speak.  The homeless and then we have the rich with all their society ways.   This author puts the reader's mind to work and will find a place in your heart, as well. There's no time for closing the book and taking a break.  It is like a finely woven web with all the turns and angles.   The main character the author gives us is a determined, strong, caring and out  for justice.  
The author surprises you with the turn from the accident to the college campus where frats and their parties can be dangerous if not deadly.   We then are taken from the frat houses to a homeless man.  What does Malachi Martin have to do with this accident?   Malachi has a sense, a sense of seeing what isn't there, not what is.  Most characters see what is in front of them but this author gives us a character who sees what isn't there.  Quite a change. 
People are in danger.  Will Branigan be able to figure out what is really happening, what the frats have to do with it?   Will she listen to Malachi and his different way of looking at things? The story ran at a good pace and kept the reader's interest from the moment the girl woke up at the accident.   When I heard an antique hearse caused the accident, my interest peaked.  Will yours?

I was given a copy of this book from the author and Kregel Blog Tours and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  4 STARS. 

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AN EARL BY ANY OTHER NAME

AN EARL BY ANY OTHER NAME
Sins and Scandal
by
Lauren Smith


An Earl by Any Other Name


  • Number: B01HZFB6NC
  • Release: August 1, 2017
  • Author: Lauren Smith
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Forever Yours

An earl in the streets, a rogue in the sheets . . . Leopold Graham, Lord Hampton, was never a man to let propriety stand in the way of his pursuit of pleasure. Hedonism is his only desire in life---until his father's death saddles him with debts that threaten to bankrupt the entire family. Now the only thing that stands between him and utter ruin is marriage to a proper, and preferably wealthy, young lady. Ivy Leighton is no sweet English rose. Perhaps it's her gypsy roots, but she would rather make a spectacle of her independent spirit than sit quietly on the sidelines. If that means that the only place she'll ever have in society is firmly on the shelf, then so be it. But when Ivy runs into the handsome, rakish Leo who's looking for a respectable, well-bred wife, she can't stop thinking about the troubles they can get into. Now she just has to convince him that a life with her is really what he needs. (from Night Owl Reviews)

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MY THOUGHTS
 One man, two different men at the same time.    Leopold Graham loved pursuing  his pleasure and that pleasure being in the sheets. The other side of this man was being an earl in public.   Being behind closed doors was a different story.  But things changed when his father died.    His father left enormous debts and now it's up to Leopold to save the entire family.   How will he do that/  Well, there's those closed doors and he's looking for a prim and proper woman to marry.   She needs to be easy on the eyes and above all, WEALTHY!.   Up to now, you can get it.   He's an earl in the public eye and behind those closed doors, he's a rogue.  But he's looking to marry for money to save his family's estate, not love.  He meets Ivy, but Ivy isn't quite what Leopold is looking for. Ivy isn't quite the prim and proper wealthy woman.  She's not about to sit back while a man controls everything.   So now we have any earl who is looking for a wealthy woman to marry and we have  a gypsy spirited Ivy.  Will the two find a meeting ground?   And will that meeting ground be behind closed doors?   Will they find more than that, perhaps love?

The author gives spice and yet the possibility of two people turning their lives around and finding love, not for wealth, not for what can happen behind those closed doors, but LOVE!  Written well with good descriptions that you can picture Leopold, dressed with the white crisp shirt, the gold watch hanging from the chain, with those handsome looks that catch a lady's eye.   Then we have Ivy. You can picture her, a stubborn, strong willed with the spirit of her gypsy background.  You can even picture her with gold hoop earrings and the peasant dress.  Then the author lets you use your imagination even more.   Think!  What is happening behind those closed doors?


I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  4.5 STARS.

July 15, 2017

NO GOOD DEED

NO GOOD DEED
by
Susanne Matthews
 No Good Deed
  • Number: B071F7N8M4
  • Release: July 31, 2017
  • Author: Susanne Matthews
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance

Psychological chills and thrills are woven around a heartwarming love story in this action-packed romantic suspense novel. Escaping from her abusive fiancé, Alexa O’Brien pulls into a gas station only to walk in on an execution. She’s in protective custody until she can identify Nicoli Zabat, Montreal’s mob boss, at his trial. But her safe house has been compromised, setting in motion a dangerous cat-and-mouse game. Lieutenant Mike Delorme on the Sûreté Du Québec has spent the last eighteen months undercover in narcotics to take down Zabat, the man he blames for the death of his wife and unborn child. He doesn’t have the interest or patience to babysit a woman whose memory isn’t clear—but he’ll carry out his assignment to show the brass he’s a team player. As Mike and Alexa dodge danger, it appears she’s in deeper than merely being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the mafia hit she witnessed is revealed to be just the tip of an international terrorist’s plot, they must rely on each other to survive—but only if they can learn to trust their instincts and let love map out their next move. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors. (from Night Owl Reviews)

 MY THOUGHTS
 Ms. Matthews brings you a love story. It will lighten your heart,  but it's so much more. It not only will lighten your heart but it will add suspense to it too.  There is a lot of action in this novel.  You can't help but let your heart go out to Alexa O'Brien.  She's just trying to get away from her fiance who has been extremely abusive to her.  She's just trying to get away and stops to get gas.  Now her life is changed in a dangerous way.  What she sees at that gas station is chilling.  Now she's in police custody to protect her against the mob.   She's the witness who can put Montreal's mob boss in jail.
 But it seems the law can't protect her so she's on the run trying to hide and stay alive.  A Lieutenant has been assigned to keep her safe.  He's not interested in watching over this woman, but he'll do his job. As they try to stay one step ahead of danger, it comes out that Alexa is hiding something and she's in deep.  Not just being a witness against the mob but much more.  Can they stay one step ahead and stay alive?   They may have to rely on each other to do that and in doing so, will they grow to find love?  SO if you love twists and turns, suspense, romance and danger, don't miss out on this book.  Maybe you'll think the next time you do a good deed.  You know what they say, "No Good Deed goes unpunished."


I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  4 STARS.

July 12, 2017

The Strawberry Hearts Diner

Due to be released July 18, 2017

THE STRAWBERRY HEARTS DINER
by
Carolyn Brown
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  • Number: B01MQO8WSU
  • Release: July 18, 2017
  • Author: Carolyn Brown
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance

Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson’s plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke—along with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager—and the lure of the diner’s beloved strawberry tarts—are enough to draw her in and plant her feet…but only temporarily. Raised by parents who refused to settle anywhere for long, Jancy has never known what it is to have roots. Now that Jancy’s swept up by the warmth and character of this quirky little community—and by the pull of an old crush—it’s beginning to feel like home. She’s making friends and even discovering the sweetness of falling in love. But when the town is threatened, Jancy knows it will take more than its legendary tarts to save it. Can she fight for this little Texas town—knowing she might not stay forever? (from Night Owl Reviews)

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THE AUTHOR
 Hi! I'm twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous. The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles. Can't trust those cameras or mirrors either. Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars! Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who've made me laugh and given me more story ideas than I could ever write. My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend. He's even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one more chapter! Life is good and I am blessed!

Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages. As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way. Writing joined reading in my list of passions. I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio's box to Faulkner and love every bit of it. In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean. I love the Florida beaches. Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.

I love writing romance because it's about emotions and relationships. Human nature hasn't changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden. Settings change. Plots change. Names change. Times change. But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever. Romance is about emotions: love, hate, anger, laughter... all of it. If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I've touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.

I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up. I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils. The story that emerged has never sold but it's brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list. In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line. Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication. But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another. Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine. Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now. They've also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN'S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.

Folks ask me where I get my ideas. Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Note: I was a very young grandmother! Life is a zoo around here when they all come home. In one Sunday afternoon there's enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years. Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times. When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story. And while I'm writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I'm telling it right and not exaggerating too much. Pesky little devils, they are!

I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work. I'm very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in me.

Happy reading!

 
MY THOUGHTS
 Jancy Wilson had plans but being in Pick, Texas, of all places, wasn't part of that plan.  She had no job, no money and now her old beat up car is, well let's say, smoking, and not in a good way. It's going up in flames. Her plan was to go to Louisiana and stay with her cousin. She was just passing through, not planning on staying. She only ended up in Pick since she was going to visit her grandmother's grave as she passed through. No car, no money, she is now stuck in Pick.   She needs money so she needs a job.  In the window of The Strawberry Hearts Diner is a Help Wanted sign.   She remembers the diner from being a teen and those scrumptious strawberry tarts.  So in she goes to apply for the job.

The author gives the reader four women and their lives.  Three residents of Pick, Texas, Nettie, is aging and is full of knowledge, Vickie, who is Emily's mom and trying to learn to let Emily grow and live her life, and Emily who has lots of love from family and friends.    Jancy now becomes a part of that group.  We get three stories in a way. One is the relationships between the four women, a developer who the town has problems with and, of course, romance.  The book flowed at an easy pace which was nice, being in a small town where life went along a little slower.  A heart warming read about friendships, finding a place where you feel loved and at home and family.  Will Jancy find a lasting friendship, romance and finally, a home?  Don't miss out on this fun charming book!


I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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SHACKLED BY HER PAST, ONE WOMAN SEARCHES FOR HEALING, FORGIVENESS, AND LOVE.

BELOVED HOPE
Heart of the Frontier
Book Two
by Tracie Peterson
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A Compelling Novel of Forgiveness and Hope from Leading Author Tracie Peterson

Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's mind and soul are slowly healing. Yet, though she was once surrounded by suitors, she has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms.

Hope's precarious new peace is shattered when those responsible for the massacre are captured and put on trial. She is asked to testify against them, but she's not sure she can bear to relive the events of those horrific days.

As Hope struggles to free herself from the pain of her past, Lance Kenner, an Army lieutenant, brings an unexpected ray of light into her life. But what will Lance think of her if he learns the truth behind her anguish? And what secrets lie in his past?


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Tracie PetersonTracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.   pen name: Janelle Jamison
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MY THOUGHTS
To start with, I would definitely read the first book in the series to get the background on the characters.  Ms. Peterson wrote a beautiful Christian story of a strong woman and everything she faced.   You immediately love Hope Flanagan. She's the type of woman you would stand beside you. She was a strong frontier woman who faced a heart break that most women would totally fall apart over.  You will definitely need a tissue to dab at the tears  you will cry.  The author places you right beside her as she grieves, begins the healing process and continues her life.  You grieve with her, you want to take her in your arms and tell her, it will be alright.  Your arms ache to hug her.  Hope is living in the hard times of the frontier days when you had to be strong to survive but her strength, for a woman in those days, went far beyond strength.  It was pure intestinal fortitude.  The author wrote with such detail that you are back in the day when the streets were nothing but mud or dust.  You could picture Hope's clothing and the unpainted, weather worn buildings.  You are taken back in time. There were no modern conveniences so you felt the heat of the sun overhead with no fans or air conditioning.  You could taste the dust as the wind blew it up from the unpaved streets.  That was life back then. It was hard, it was tough but that was life back then.  Different problems, different ways but still similar to today.  Hope was what every woman hopes to be.  Strong and a survivor.  Of course, there's the romance in there.   Hope deserves someone to stand beside her, not someone to stand up for her because she can definitely do that herself, but she deserves love.  Will she find that?   Please read.  You have to follow Hope and you may even find some strength from this woman who is the definition of strength.  An amazing and empowering book.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Book Reviewers and the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5  STARS.  

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