Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’d Like to Finish Someday

When I first read the topic of this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I thought that I usually finished series that I start. Well, I discovered I was wrong! So here are series that I really need to finish! 

The Letting Go Series by Nicole Deese. I read book one and loved it so I need to finish the series. 


This series by Julie Lessman started out great!


I have heard wonderful things about this series so I NEED to finish it!


The Cassie Coburn Mysteries seems like fun after reading book one.


Cousins of the Dove Series I started in the middle and need to back track. 


Men of Valor Series I need to read them all because I like Liz Johnson!


The Miss Marple Series has been delightful and I am eager to finish them all.


The Walker Family Series I really need to finish because I love following Melissa on social media. She usually says something that makes my day.


The Seer books I simply need to finish.


Banister Falls books by Kathryn Springer I am excited to read book two!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cleaning My Bookshelves Five Book Giveaway!

Since we just moved and I unpacked all of my books I realized I needed to do another giveaway!

Most of these book are ARCS that I received from the publisher. I ended up with a couple of duplicates so I figured I could share the love.

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert 
Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky
Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall
Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne
Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge


This is ONE giveaway so ONE person will win all of the books listed. USA only please. Once the winner has been notified they will have 24 hours to respond before I will have to choose someone else.

 Thanks for stopping by and good luck! 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Summer TBR List

 Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for Hosting Top Ten Tuesday!

Summer reading has arrived. I personally think I read more in the winter vs. summer because in the winter I am cozy inside with a book. That being said, it is fun to have summer reading challenges and of course that never ending TBR pile to dive into. 

Top Ten Summer TBR List

Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors. I am curious to see what this story is all about! 

I have heard wonderful things about this book and I am dying to read it!! 

 If Elizabeth Camden wrote it, I will be reading it as soon as possible.

 So this is Jaime's second published book and the first one was phenomenal. I am so excited to read this.

 This book was recommended to me by a couple of my friends. 

I really have enjoyed Colleen's suspense novels, she has such a talent for it. 

I have been pleasantly surprised with this author. I am curious to see what this book is all about. 

Of course I have to read more by L. M. Montgomery!

I have really been wanting to read this book! I have read her previous books and really enjoyed them.

I really enjoy biographies and after visiting PEI last fall I have wanted to read this book. 

So as you can see there is a wide variety of books that I want to read this summer! How about you? Do you have any books you recommend? 

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Where Hope Begins Review


About the Book
In the aftermath of her husband’s act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist.

When her husband of twenty-one years leaves her, Savannah Barrington believes she’s lost almost everything she’s ever loved. With her daughter in college and her son in boarding school, Savannah retreats to her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, where hope and healing come in the form of an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, a touch of magic, and a handsome man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove she’s still worth loving.

But when her husband asks to reconcile, Savannah is faced with the hardest challenge of all: Forgiving the unforgivable. Somehow she must find freedom from the chains of their past and move forward, or face an unknown future without him. (goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is by far Catherine West's best novel! I was absolutely engrossed with this book and I really can't recommend it enough. The characters are all very well written and the plot well thought out. There is adultery, divorce, suicide (nothing graphic), and the loss of a loved ones. So as you can imagine this is an emotional book, nothing light or fluffy. The biggest part was how the marriage was written, even after finishing this story it is staying with me. I loved how nothing in this book was easy and how realistic the dialogue and life situations were. I loved the secondary characters and how the ending ties everything together. With all of the touchy subjects within it's pages, this book was so well done it has made my top favorite books list. 

Five stars! 

"I received this book from BookLook Blogger for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Falling For You Review-Another Winner From Becky Wade!


 About the Book

Willow Bradford is content taking a break from modeling to run her family's inn until she comes face-to-face with NFL quarterback Corbin Stewart, the man who broke her heart--and wants to win her back. When a decades-old missing-persons case brings them together, they're forced to decide whether they can risk falling for one another all over again. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Becky Wade has such a gift of story. I have enjoyed every book she has written and this one is now one of my favorites. I highly recommend reading the previous books (yes, even the novella) to fully appreciate the story line. So this series is about sisters and I LOVE everything about that. Willow could possibly be my favorite sister because, aside from the whole famous model thing, she reminds me a bit of myself. This book touches on a lot of sensitive subjects and hit close to home a time or two. I think Becky did a wonderful job in keeping this story realistic and also a good example of how God can change our lives for the better. There is a slight mystery that weaves throughout the book that I enjoyed and of course the romance is well written. (Becky Wade KNOWS how to write romance. She just does.) I loved reading Corbin and Willow's struggles and I am so curious to see what happens in the next book!
I so enjoyed this book and I highly recommend!! 



"Thanks to Bethany House for offering me a copy of this book for free. All opinions are my own."

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is books that awaken the travel bug in me...hmm....perhaps most every book I have ever read? If I read any book set in an interesting place I simply want to go there, isn't that normal? Well except for those thrillers where all the murders happen-those are different. Anywho here are some books that make me want to travel to their world. It was difficult to narrow it down to just ten!

To the Appalachian hills I would love to go!

Deep Haven is in my mind one of the best small towns written into this series. I want to go there!

When L. M. Montgomery wrote of any place it was a place you would want to go.

I have to go to Australia now. It is that simple.

Most of the books Tamera writes are set in Nashville. This book made me want to go there! 

As odd as this sounds having read multiple books set in England, this book made it sound extra cozy! 

PEI- the most magical and peaceful place on earth.

Reading this series made me want to visit every lighthouse I can find.

Michigan one day I will set foot on this land.

I have been to a lot of national parks but this series gives me a love of the history of these places!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - My Top Ten World War II Books

I have read so many World War II books, as it is heavily written about in historical fiction. These are some of my favorites! Also, I couldn't come up with anything for the original Top Ten Tuesday idea (books I decided to not finish) so this is what I decided instead!
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 While there are many more I could add to this list, these are the few that I thought about first! I highly recommend them all.