Monday, April 30, 2012

White Dusk by Susan Edwards

White Dusk

Swift Foot's heart is broken and he feels terribly alone, ever since leaving the woman he loves. Now he has returned to marry Small Bird to hopefully end the war started when his father betrayed his people. Small Bird knows that she is destined to walk beside Swift Foot no matter if he chooses to believe it or not. Although a strange passion burns between them old regrets stand between them that must be laid to rest. All the while the enemy is planning his revenge and plans to use Small Bird as the bait.

This is the second book in the White series and it was full of heart ache. Each character has been through something that has broken their heart and reading what had happened to each was gripping. There are multiple love stories playing through out this book and each one is different from the last. I enjoyed reading this book since it tied in very closely with the previous book, White Dawn, and explained why Swift Foot did what he did.  If you have read the first book in the series I strongly recommend reading this one soon after.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

White Dawn by Susan Edwards

White Dawn
Emily Ambrose is abandon by her parents in the wilds, and she witnesses their deaths shortly after. Trying to find her way back to the mission an Indian saves her from wild animals. After being abandon yet again, she is found by a trapper John Cartier. John vows to keep his emotions in check until Emily comes to him out of love. When it becomes clear the Emily is no longer safe at John's home they journey to the Mission in hopes of making everything better. With so many secrets of the past Emily must decide whom to place her trust in.

This is the first book in the White series and was heart rendering. There are many horrible things that happen to Emily that I began to wonder if she could find happiness. The beginning of the story was semi confusing since its not clear at first who the main characters are going to be. I enjoyed this book and it was a wonderful start to a great series. I would recommend this book to any one who can feel for the characters within the pages.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

White Wind by Susan Edwards

White Wind

When Sarah's guardian makes it clear that she will pay for her mothers mistakes, she sets off in search of her birth father whom she was told was Indian. Golden Eagle has saved her once before so when their paths cross again he believes that it is the will of the Spirits that he have her. The only thing that stands in the way of their happiness is Golden Eagle is arranged to marry a woman from another tribe. They now must both find a way to be together and conquer the up coming darkness.

This is the fourth book in the White series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It takes place on the planes in the time of the Indian before the wars. This book had an underlying mystery and a lot of suspense. The ending really through me threw a lop because I was not expecting it at all. This series is heart gripping and wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great series that will capture your heart.

Friday, April 27, 2012

White Deception by Susan Edwards

White Deception: Book Ten of Susan Edwards' White Series
Mattie Edwards, the daughter of Star Dreamer, not only lost her eye sight in a fire that claimed her new husband but also lost the gift of sight past down through generations. Now her sight has suddenly come back but all Maddie sees is death and hatred. Reed has traveled a long ways to find the man responsible for killing his wife, now he almost has him. When he is charged with taking care of Mattie everything he ever believed starts to change, but when bad things start to happen to his new love he must face his past in order to save their future.

This book is number ten in the White series and did not disappoint. Although everything seemed to happen at once it was still a good book. This book depicts some of the hardships of being born of both races and how the characters were able to over come some of the obstacles. I really hope that the author continues writing in the White series, there seems to be so much more material and romances for many future novels.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

White Dove by Susan Edwards

White Dove: Book Nine of Susan Edwards' White Series

White Dove knows she is destined to marry a great warrior worthy of her, so she has become the best warrior she can be. Jeremy Jones lost his heart to Dove the first time they met, and is constantly trying to catch her attention which sometimes leaves him in trouble. Now Jeremy decides to train to be a warrior among the Sioux so that he may be everything that Dove wants, even if shes not sure herself.

This is the ninth book in the White Series. The characters in this book were mentioned in previous books and it was fun to see how things worked out for multiple characters that I already had read about. I am really starting to enjoy this series even though I am reading them out of order. These books are about Indians and takes place before the war between them and whites. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a series were the books all intertwine and connect.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

White Wolf by Susan Edwards

White Wolf: Book Five of Susan Edwards' White Series
Jessie and her brothers are going on the Oregon Trail to California, they are all set to leave until their wagon master breaks his leg. White Wolf reluctantly takes up as wagon master, but he has one rule, no unmarried females may go. Jessie can't stand the new wagon master and so she disguises herself as a boy so she may stay with whats left of her family. Now she just needs to keep Wolf from knowing her secret, and stealing her heart. Wolf knows that there's something up with Jessie but when he discovers who she is he resolves to keep his distance.

This book is number five in a series of twelve and was very captivating. I haven't read the first four books but now I'm hoping that they are as enjoyable as this book was. All the trouble that Jessie gets into made me laugh aloud many of times and the way Wolf reacted made me want to shake him. I didn't want to put the book down at all and when I did, I wondered what the ending would be like. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance and who can enjoy a book enough to feel for the characters.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review form NetGalley.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

Improper Relations

Hannah is an unpaid companion to her late husbands aunt. When she witnesses her husbands cousin Leo involved with a maid she becomes instantly curious, since women are not supposed to enjoy this activity. Leo decides to educate Hannah on how women can enjoy themselves during love making, and although he is younger than her, he becomes attracted to her. When they are caught Hannah is sent away and now Leo must choose his fortune or her.

This book is like a diary of Hannah's road to self pleasure and is very well written. Although some words were very crude it was an excellent read and somewhat informative. The epilogue was very good and I really enjoyed learning what became of these characters and how their lives ended up. This was a short sweet love story and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys short romance novels.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin by Christine Merrill

Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin

Lady Drusilla Rudney is racing towards Gretna Green in order to stop her head strong sister from eloping with a dance master. Along the way she employs John Hendricks to help keep her safe and to keep the whole thing quiet. John believes Drusilla is heading to get her wayward love back, so when he starts to have feelings for her things get complicated. After retrieving her sister Drusilla finds she loves John now the only thing that stands in their way is her father.

This book was very good and I couldn't wait to see how they would end up together. I hope there is a second book that gives you some clue as to how things turned out for them in the end, since the ending is somewhat of a cliff hanger. Some of the antics the characters get into had me laughing and wondering what they were up to. Although this book is an adult romance novel the language isn't very explicit or crude. I would recommend this book to any romance lover.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall

Veil of Pearls
Adalia Winston has escaped her abusive master and fled to America to start a new life. She is content with helping out at the slave orphanage and being a doctors apprentice. Although when she meets Morgan, a plantation owners son, she tries very hard not to fall in love with him. Morgan tries over and over to charm her, but when her secret comes out will their love breach all boundaries?

This book takes place in America when everyone owned slaves and thought nothing of it. It really opened my eyes to how badly slaves were treated and how haughty the social elite were. The one thing that made this book stand out was the epilogue, I enjoyed reading what happened to the characters after their story was over. Although there was some racial language this is book quotes scripture and makes many references to God. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Christian novels and true love stories.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Too Tempting to Resist by Cara Elliott

Too Tempting to Resist
Eliza Brentford is desperately trying to stop her brother from running them into poverty to no avail. So when she sees his role model Gryffin Dwight, she tries to convince him to straighten out her wayward brother. Gryffin finds Eliza enchanting and wants to know all her secrets, so when he is invited to the estate he cant pass it up. Can Gryffin be Eliza's night in shining armor when she needs a savior the most?

This book was very captivating and easy to read. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to find out what happened next and how everything worked out. While reading this book I learned what the secret language of flowers is and that every flower has a different meaning. This book is an adult romance novel but it is not very graphic but there are situations that are sort of erotic. I wold recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels and who enjoys learning more about flowers.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling

How to Ravish a Rake
Amy Hardwick has been classified as a wallflower and this season is her last so she is determined to change her status. After wearing one of the gowns she designed to a ball she becomes the fashion darling of the ton. Will enjoys annoying Amy and after incurring a large debt he starts to think about marrying her. When they accidentally get locked in a wine cellar and are forced to marry it seemed like the perfect solution. Can they have a wonderful marriage if they are both deceiving the other?

This book was very good and fun to read. I couldn't wait to reach the end and find out how everything worked out. This book seems to be one in a series of novels and I hope to find the other books in the series. Although this book is an adult romance novel it didn't have a lot of crude language or descriptions. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels and true love stories.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Midwife's Legacy by Rhonda Gibson, Pamela Griffin, Jane Kirkpatrick, Trish Perry

The Midwife's Legacy
Adele Marley has been a midwife her whole life, and after a birth gone wrong she ends up with an adopted daughter. Now Adele is midwife to a woman whose brother she finds her self in love with. When a miss comunication occurs Adele decides to head to Oregon on the wagon train  with her adoptive daughter Polly. After an accident Adele decides to take a chance on love.

Polly Schultz has always been the midwife's assistant so when she embarks on the Oregon train she hopes to prove herself. Along the way she meets Gordon Baker, a minster, and they both are captured by Indians who hope she can help one of thier women. Now that theyre back with the train everyone thinks shes compromised and pressure them to marry. Now Polly must prove that she is capable of being all the womens midwife, and earn back thier respect.

Christina is sure that God has called her to be a midwife. Unfortunatly her beau Noah Cafferty doesnt believe women should work, they should be making a home. Now Christina must show Noah how women should have the right to choose who helps them when thier time comes to deliver. They both must trust God to show them how to work together.

Kendra Silverstone doesnt have much confidence as a midwife, since everyonen belives that doctors should be the only one assisting mothers to be. But when Steven asks her to take on his sister who now refuses the help of a doctor Kendra gets more than she bargains for. Will she be able to weather the comments and turmoil that arise from doctors opions?

This book has four stories in it that follow four different women through their trials as a midwife. Each one has a different problem or trial to go through. It was a very good book and has me wondering about at home births. I have never considered it before but after reading this novel I'm curious as to what it would be like. This book is a Christian novel and I would recomend it to any woman who enjoys a good loving book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Perfect Imposter by Wendy Soliman

The Perfect Imposter

Katrina Sinclair grew up in both worlds, she was the daughter of a steward but has an education of a lady. So when her childhood friend Julia convinces her to impersonate her for a week Katrina thinks she may be able to pull it off with a little help. Leo Kincade is a government agent and is charged with capturing jewel thieves linked to Napoleon, his prize suspect is Julia. What he didn't intend was falling in love with Julia's impostor Katrina. Now Katrina must pull of this great deception and escape her past before she loses her heart to Leo.

This book is full of deception and mystery. There's a back story to Katrina's past that comes out a little at a time and makes you wonder what truly happened. Its full of suspense and mystery and everything comes together at the end of the book and nothing is like it seems. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author. This is a romance novel so it has some language and description not suitable for younger readers. I would recommend this book to any mystery romance lover.

I recieved a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare

Wolf Who Loved Me

Lady Madeline Hayburn has been raised to accept a loveless marriage and to be caged her whole life. Weston Hadley has a very guarded secret so when Madeline stumbles upon his secret something must be done. On their way to elope everything that could go wrong does. Weston decides that Maddie would be better off without him and returns her to her father. Now Maddie must show Wes that she loves him and only wants to be with him.

This book is only one of the books in the trilogy and was very fun to read. This book took a different spin on werewolves or lycans. I cant wait to read the rest of the trilogy since this book was so captivating and interesting. This book is a romance novel and contains some explicit descriptions and language. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mythical stories.

I received a complimentary digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Saint who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloan

The Saint Who Stole My Heart

Dash's real mother died during child birth and Lady Aston has always been the mother he never had. After he and his friends find her dead in the nursery their whole lives change. They are forced to promise to never speak of it, and to never try to figure out who killed her. When a new clue arises he and his friends try desperately to find the killer. Elena Barnes has already had one season in London and that was more than enough for her. But when an opportunity arises to bring home a great collection of books she can hardly pass it up. Now she must try and sidestep her chaperone's many tries to bring her into society and her growing love for Dash.

I thought that this was going to be a love story with a plot in the background. It was quite the opposite, the murder plot is what drives the characters with a love story going on throughout the events. It was a good read and I did enjoy the suspense during the book. When I was reading this book I did not realize that it is the fourth in the series but I would highly recommend this book to any mystery lover. This book is an adult romance novel so there is some graphic description in some parts of the novel.

I received a complimentary digital copy of review from NetGalley.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Under Her Brass Corset by Brenda Williamson

Under Her Brass Corset
Abigail Thatch's fathers murder starts a string of events that leads her on an adventure like no other, and into the arms of the very handsome Jasper who seems very familiar. Ever since saving Black Beards life Jasper has been keeping an eye on his children and grandchildren since he is immortal. When he sees Abigail he knows he must watch out for her, but when she steals onto his one manned ship he must tell her his secret and hope she is willing to live with him forever.

This book takes place when pirates still roamed the seas, and it contains many notorious pirates such as Black Beard. This was a sweet book about love and how far some are willing to go to ensure that their loves never pass on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who has a love for pirates and immortality. This is an adult romance novel so there are some explicit words and details, but it is tame compared to some novels.

I received a complimentary digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

In The Flesh by Portia de Costa

In the Flesh

Beatrice Weatherly made a very bad error of judgement when she posed nude for her ex fiance, and now society has shun her and her brother. Edward Ellsworth Richie hasn't been able to get Beatrice off his mind since he saw her cabinet cards and now he must have her for his own. They enter an agreement that will have them both losing their hearts to another but there are many things that stand in their way. Now they must face a very fierce woman who is bent on destroying them both.

This book was well written and fun to read. The author jumped from one characters point of view to another so there were several plots going on at the same time.  Although there are some parts in the book that made me blush it was still well worth the read. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves historical romance. This book is an adult romance novel so there is some explicit language and descriptions.

I received a complimentary digital copy for review from Net Galley.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Lady's Revenge by Tracey Devlyn

A Lady's Revenge

Cora witnessed her parents murder when she was a little girl, and all that she really knew was that a Frenchman did it. So when the opportunity arose to let her go into the arms of the enemy she jumped on her chance. Guy was assigned to decipher missives from the enemy French, but when he is sent to France to rescue the Raven from a prison torture he finds someone who he did not expect. Now back from France Cora must heal from the torture she endured while locked in Valerie's dungeon all the while trying to evade him. Guy and Cora must learn to let go of all the hurt and hopefully come together.

This book was completely different than what I'm used to reading. It takes place in the time of Napoleon's first reign in England and in France. There was a lot of very gruesome descriptions since one of the characters was tortured near to death multiple times, and there was also some sexual descriptions since this is also a romance novel. The author did a wonderful job keeping the plot interesting and before I knew it I was on the last page. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good action packed romance book.

I received a digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Gentleman Says I Do by Amelia Grey

Gentleman Says

Catalina's father is a respected poet, who has the tendency to up and leave and not finish his poems. After Catalina finishes and turns in a parody about twins her world is turned upside down. Iverson Brentwood reads the parody about himself and his brother and goes in search of the man responsible, only to find a woman who fires him up like no woman has before. When Iverson learns that Catalina is responsible for the poem he must either forgive her or forget he that they ever met.

This book was very fun to read and experience. It had me laughing at the antics of the characters and wondering when everything would come to light. The author did a wonderful job keeping me captivated and I couldn't put the book down. It was very tame for a romance novel though which was in a way refreshing. There wasn't a lot of bawdy language or crude descriptions.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from NetGalley.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels

Much Ado About Rogues

Black Jack grew up thinking that the man who raised him was his father. Only to be told differently by his mother on his eighteenth birthday and sent away. Now Jack is a trained killer for the Crown and his next mission could cost him dearly. Tess and her twin grew up thinking that combat and knowing how to kill was normal. They both wanted their fathers attention but neither of them could get it once Jack showed up. Now four years later Tess' father has disappeared and Jack is the only one who can track him down, but he must also find the Gypsy and possibly kill both of them.

This story is about secrets, lies, and deception that all come out pieces at a time. This was a fun mystery and I had fun trying to guess what the out come would be only to be surprised at the turn of events. This is an adult romance novel but the descriptions are not as intense as other novels. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery books and who enjoy trying to solve the mystery as you read.

I received this digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Moonstone Series by Marilee Brothers

The Moonstone Series
Book One: Moonstone
Allie is a teenage girl who lives with her mother Faye in a small trailer on her step-uncles farm. When she falls off the ladder and lands in the bulls pasture her whole life changes. Turns out she has telekinetic powers and is destined to have the Moonstone. With the help of Kizzy, Junior, and her long lost father Allie starts to uncover hidden secrets. But when the evil Trimarks kidnap her mom Allie is forced to join the age long battle.

Book Two: Moonrise
Allie can no longer tap into her powers. Shes afraid she has lost them forever, and the school counselor wont give her a moments rest. Until Beck, a handsome half-demon, heals her and restores her powers. The Trimarks kidnap her this time and its up to Beck and his twin sister to find her and rescue her from sure torture. After escaping three Trimarks show up at the school and will harm anyone they can to get Allie to hand over the moonstone.

Book Three: Moon Spun
Allie is dealing with Beck going off to college when Junior and a mysterious guy named Ryker shows up. She is also cornered into babysitting Chad, a very strange little boy who insists that he is a faerie. Even more hidden secrets come to light and Allie is forced to go to Boundless and help her fae grandmother defeat the evil faerie who had taken her people. Now Allie has eight years to be in the human world before she must return and take her place in the Seelie Court.

Book Four: Shadow Moon
Allie has a twin sister that was sold to an evil woman shortly after she was born. Kizzy's daughter Carmel is back with a dark fae, who is pretending to be a revivalist, who is speaking against magical beings and practices. After attending a revival for information Allie comes to meet Sammie, a girl who Allie can talk to through their minds. After failing to convince her twin to join them Sammie and Allie are kidnapped and taken to a secret government plant. A mysterious creature, Teagan, that only Allie, her father, and Sammie shows up just in time to save them.

This series was very entertaining and easy to read. The plot was very well thought out with the secrets and twist and turns that I didn't expect. I was glad that I received these books together so that I could continue reading and find out what happens next. I'm sure that there must be another book and I cant wait to read it. Although this book is meant for young readers I'm sure that adults would enjoy them too.

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Kate is now married to Henry ruler of he Under World. She is expecting to live happily ever after with him, but on her coronation the evil Titan Cronus attacks. Now Henry and the original six must try and lock him up again. What they don't realize is that Calliope will do anything to see Kate and Henry suffer and ultimately die the final death. After Henry is captured Kate, Ava, and James must trek through the Underworld in search of Persephone, the one person that can help them find the gate to Cronus and to Henry.

This is a mythology book and the characters represents ancient Greek gods. This book put a new light on an old myth that was both refreshing and enjoyable. I was a bit confused during the first part of the book until I realized that this is the second book in the trilogy, but that did not keep me from enjoying the story and trying to find the third book. I enjoyed the plot and the ending will have you wishing that you had access to the third. Although this is a young adult book, I feel that anyone who likes Greek Mythology would enjoy reading this book.

I received a digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Price of Innocence by Susan Sizemore

THE PRICE OF INNOCENCESherrie Hamilton has always loved adventure and travel. It has been nine years since she made a pirates bargain and she can still remember every detail clearly, and his face still haunts her nightmares and dreams. Now in London for her cousins to find rich husbands Sherrie sees the man who completely stole her heart. Jack PenMartyn is haunted by what he forced a beautiful woman to do nine years ago. He lives with regret and self loathing, but when he sees her again, all the passion he thought he had buried comes back to life. While Sherrie and Jack are finding themselves again an evil force is trying to rip them apart.

The Price of Innocence was a  wonderful read. Instead of describing what happened nine years ago in the first part of the book, you read flash backs throughout the novel. It was well written and well worth the read. I was impressed with the secrecy of who the villain was and how everything came together at the end of the novel. This is an adult romance novel so there is some graphic descriptions. It also has some fighting scenes that is somewhat depicted.

I received a complementary digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber

A Kiss in the Wind

Marisol Castellan has been in a desperate search for her younger brother Monte ever since they left him. When she hears a rumor of the ship he is to be on she will do anything to get the note, even if that means the man carrying it must lose his life. What she didn't expect was the infamous Captain Blade Tyburn capturing her after she steals his cameo. When they come upon the ship they find the crew and cargo is missing. Now they sail the seas looking for clues to the missing crew and silver. What they find is a shocking secret, and perhaps love.

This book takes place in the time were pirates roamed the seas. It was very captivating and an easy, enjoyable read. The misadventures that plague Marisol and Blades reaction to them had me laughing aloud many times.  This is an adult romance novel and their is some language and explicit detail through the novel. I would recommend this book to any adventure loving reader.

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Waltz at Midnight by Crista McHugh

Susanna Parkwell was a southern belle before the war. Now though, shes a hired maid at a women's college in New York. Charlotte is one of the young ladies attending the college, but when her parents force her to write Theodore Blakely in order to insure a marriage she turns to Susanna. Now Susanna must write this man acting as Charlotte, but what no one counted on was that Theodore and Susanna would fall in love through thier letters. So when her parents decide that Theodore will start courting Charlotte, she comes up with a plan to ensure that Susanna and Teddy live happily ever after.

This story takes place after the Civil War in New York. It was written like reading letters back and forth between two lovers with occasional dialouge. Although it was a very short story it is some what like a new Cinderella story. There is deciet, lies, love, and heartache. It was well written and full of emotion and very sweet to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy a short sweet love story.

I recieved this digital copy from NetGalley.

Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

Carrie Daly lost both her parents at a young age, and has recently lost her husband to the Civil War. All she has left is her brother Henry and he's about to be married to Mary who has to undisciplined young sons. After one last argument with Mary, Carrie leaves home to strike out on her own. Soon she discovers that the new-comer, Griff Rutledge, makes her heart flutter more than her intended ever could. When forced to return home Carrie learns to love Marry as the two weather a lose together. But can Carrie learn to give everything to God in hopes of happiness with Griff?

This book takes place during the great depression and is a testament to how God can help you over come lose and heart ache. I was expecting a love story when I started reading this book, but that's not what this story is about. Its about surrendering everything to God and trusting Him unfailingly. I enjoyed reading this book and hope that I may read the other books in this series. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a calm well written story with a great message.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from BookSneeze.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare

Minerva Highwood is the awkward shy and looked down upon middle daughter. Instead of trying to catch a rich husband she is more interested in geological pursuits, and she will do anything to make her mark. Including making a deal with the handsome rake Colin Payne, whom mercilessly teases her every chance he gets. Colin cant believe his ears when Minerva propositions him, but it may be his only way to get out of Spinster Cove before he goes insane. Now on their way to Scotland they have one misadventure after another. Can they help each other over come their demons and perhaps find love?

A Week to be Wicked is the second book in the Spindle Cove series and was very well written. I enjoyed exploring the pages of this book and was more than a little disappointed when the book was over.This book is set in old England when there was the war with Napoleon, and it does make some references to it.  It is both humorous and will have you laughing but it is also heart wrenching and will have you feeling for the characters. I have read many books by Tessa Dare and this one did not disappoint.This is an adult romance novel so I would only recommend it to older readers since their is some very explicit descriptions.

I recieved this book for review from Edelweiss.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Heart Echoes by Sally John

Teal has had a rough childhood and had hoped to forget everything associated with her birth place Cedar Pointe. Now she has her dream job as a lawyer protecting women, a wonderful daughter Maiya, and an understanding husband River, but when Teal is stuck on a turnpike during an earthquake every hard kept secret struggles to come to light. After her half sister, Lacey, contacts her Teal decides to take Maiya to Cedar Pointe but while there the secret she tried so hard to keep hidden suddenly is very obvious to every one else. How can her marriage and her relationship survive all the skeletons that she has kept hidden in her closet?

This was a well written story on self healing and self discovery. The characters each go through some form of growth and insight, that affect the others. Although during the story I wanted to shake Teal and talk some sense into her, it was very gripping, and the ending was well worth it. This book has wonderful insight on how God can work in anyone's life through any situation. I would recommend this book to any woman who's had a hard time dealing with past hurt or who is dealing with a marriage on the rocks.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo

Charlotte Beck is a young woman who cannot wait to start her first debut in London and New York. Unfortunately trouble always seems to find Charlotte no matter were she is. When she falls into Alex Hambly's arms both of their lives are changed forever. Alex believes Charlotte is only a menace and wishes she would leave him in peace. When they are forced to marry, Charlotte comes up with a plan to annul the marriage before her feelings start to grow. Unfortunately Alex has different ideas.

At the beginning this book had my laughing out loud and shaking my head. I couldn't wait to read further and see what other catastrophe Charlotte got herself into. At the end, I got frustrated because the characters are extremely stubborn. This was a very good read and the author knows how to keep her readers captivated and turning pages. I would recommend this book to any reader who loves a humors love story.

I received this book free for review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

Ally cant stay still for long. Shes spent her life loving a man she can never be with, and flying all over the world as a stewardess. After she witnesses Vesey's wife heavy with child Ally flies to Nepal for enlightenment were her baby daughter is stolen from her. Ally returns to the States devastated and with a restlessness that nothing can cure. Now an old woman Ally must return to her child hood home were she has inherited her recently deceased fathers home. Now she must make peace with her past and her life long love who lives just across Molasses Creek.

This book is similar to reading a diary. There are many flashbacks to events that had taken place. Although the story is told mainly from Ally's point of view there are chapters told in another characters perspective. When I started reading this book I expected it to be a middle-aged woman coming home and finally being with her life long love. I was completely mistaken but not at all disappointed. This book held me captivated until the very last page. I would recommend this book to any woman who has known deep love or deep personal loss.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from BookSneeze.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sisters of the Quilt by Cindy Woodsmall

Hannah Lapp is only seventeen when her world goes from bad to worse. While walking home from her fiances home she is accosted and the unmentionable happens. The bishop questions her and she learns that her father has come to doubt her account of the events that happen that night. After a heart shattering death Hannah flees her Amish home to search for her long lost aunt. Now Hannah must forgive her family and return to her Amish home if she is going to save her little sister. But going home is far from easy for her when she comes face to face with her former fiance and old feelings start to stir again.

This book will open your eyes to how life would be Amish. It lets you into a strange new world with hard rules and even harder consequences. I enjoyed reading about Hannah's life and the Amish customs. The story line was captivating and I couldn't wait to see what could possibly happen next. Although it was frustrating waiting to see how events ended it does not disappoint.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Search Committee by Tim Owens

Cover: The Search Committee
Travis is afraid of becoming a father because of how he grew up and what happened to his little brother. Dot is the town gossip, and she believes that her husband is cheating on her but is unsure of how to find the proof she needs. Bill has been married to the women of his dreams for over fifty years but when the Lord calls her home Bill has trouble living without her. Susie is strapped for cash and is having troubles with her wayward son. Matt is unhappy with the way his life turned out and finds his purpose in a truck stop waitress. Frankie saw her brother and father murder, and is afraid of losing her brothers memory but she must move on. These ragtag group of people must go on a search for a new pastor for their church. But can they get past their own baggage to help out when there s a need?

The Search Committee is about letting go of past baggage. Every character has something different either in their past or present, that is hindering them from moving on with their future. It shows how not only is God with you through the hard times, he is also there to help you heal. There are short sermons throughout the book and the last sermon had the most impact. This book was excellent and I would recommend it to someone who is looking for a quiet reminder of how God works in peoples lives.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt

Carly has been through a lot in her life. She has been through breast cancer treatments, her husband left her for a younger woman, her best friend died, and shortly after her father died. Now her chocolate spa business is floundering and an old crush is moving back to town, while buried secrets start popping up in unexpected ways. Carly and Scott have been friends for along time, but when things between them heat up can they move past all the hurts and betrayals done to them to have a life together?

This book shows you that no matter what life has thrown your way God can help you get through it. Full of secrets and suppressed feelings this book will have you wondering what can possibly go wrong next. This novel does use references to God but it does not preach at you which is nice and refreshing, a book anyone can enjoy. I enjoyed this book and would refer it to anyone who enjoys tame love stories.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze.