Saturday, January 21, 2023

A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham

Another amazing read from Rachel Fordham! Loved the characters, loved the plot, loved it all! This is a historical romance set in the late 1800s that begins with a flashback of main character Hazel's life in a women's reformatory. A few years later, Hazel has been released from the reformatory and must make a new life for herself all on her own. Hazel takes a job as an assistant to a shy and quiet dentist named Gilbert Watts, but she is afraid to reveal her past to him. Appearances can be deceiving, and Hazel and Gilbert's true selves must be revealed. Will the truth set them free or will the past continue to haunt them? This book gave me all the feels! Rachel Fordham has thought of everything...romance, suspense, inspiration, and so much more. Her character and plot development were spot on and this book is just filled with so much substance. My only regret is that I left this book on my TBR shelf for so long before I read it! I cant wait to read the rest of her books. Thank you so much to Revell for the chance to read and review this wonderful book!

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano

For Ella Blythe, ballet is a family affair. You see, Ella is the daughter of Delphine Bessette - the legendary ballerina with the riveting red slippers. Ella finds herself following the same path as her famous mother when she becomes a dancer in the same ballet company. Ella's journey doesn't come without hardships and the secrets she unveils will change her life forever. Never will I not read a book by JDP. She is definitely one of my favorite authors and I always look forward to her new releases. I can't say that this was my favorite of her books just because the book had a slow start for me and I never really felt a strong connection to the characters. Nevertheless, Joanna's writing style is beautiful description and I will continue to support her work. Thanks so much to Revell for the chance to read and review this book! These opinions are all my own.

Friday, September 9, 2022

A Season on the Wind by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A Season on the Wind is another great read by Suzanne Woods Fisher! This book draws you in from the first page. The writing is descriptive and engaging and the plot is so interesting. I loved learning about the Amish birding community and all of the different types of birds that are found in nature. I think that anyone who is interested in birds will especially love this book. This was one of my favorite reads in 2021 and Suzanne Woods Fisher continues to be one of my favorite authors. Thank you so much to Revell for the chance to read and review this book.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Jack vs. the Tornado by Amanda Clearly Eastep

10-year-old Jack loves his life on the family farm. However, change is just around the corner. When Jack's farm life gets traded in for suburban life, he immediately formulates a plan to get things back like they used to be. Jack is in for a big surprise as he learns life long lessons in his new town and finds out that change isn't always a bad thing. This book is a great book for ages 8-12. This age group will appreciate the humor throughout the book and will learn age appropriate lessons that they can use in their own lives. It's very refreshing to be able to hand a book to your child and not have to worry about them reading something inappropriate. Parents and children will both enjoy this read and can enjoy family time by reading this book together. Thank you to the author and publisher for the chance to read and review this book. These are my honest opinions.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Bible Study Journal for Women

The Bible Study Journal for Women is everything you need to help you further dive into God's Word during daily study. It has a beautiful floral cover that is very sturdy which makes it a perfect option for on-the-go Bible study. There are 5 short chapters at the beginning of the journal that help you prepare your heart and mind for Scripture reading and studying. These chapters give you tips for preparation, interpretation, classification, collaboration, and motivation. This journal is based on the popular book, How to Study the Bible, so it would be a good idea to pick up a copy to read alongside this journal. In the pages following the preparation chapters are beautiful floral enhanced blank canvases for writers to pen their thoughts. These lined pages have a space to record your study topic and date, but the rest of the page is blank to record your creative and inspired thought process. There are many pages available for journaling which makes this a long-lasting journal to use during your Bible study time. Ladies will love the beauty and simplicity of this journal and will enjoy its purpose of bringing them closer to God and improving their spiritual journey. This is a great gift option as well as a staple for your own library. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishers and I was under no obligation to post this review.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Bridge of Gold by Kimberley Woodhouse

Bridge of Gold is an exciting read that is part of the Doors to the Past series. The interesting thing about the books in this series is that there are multiple stories involved from multiple time periods. This book travels back and forth between the 1930s and the present day. However, the characters from these time periods are connected in a mysterious way. There is a reason I labeled this book as "unputdownable" on my social media page. It's well-written, well-researched, and well-received by me as a reader. Books that go back and forth between time periods and different characters' point of view can be tricky, but Kimberley Woodhouse handled it well. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great summer read. The elements of surprise, romance, and inspiration will be appreciated by all who read it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter

"Loving you is the best rush of all." 😍 Grab a blanket and find a cozy spot to read this sweet book! Sophie is a girl with a dream of opening her own beach book store. She has been through a lot in her life, including a break-up with daredevil Aiden. When Aiden comes back into her life unexpectedly, the sparks between them are unmistakable, and they decide to take another shot at love. This was such an enjoyable read! I am always up for a book that takes place in a bookstore because what reader doesn't love that!?! This is just a really sweet and inspirational love story that is the perfect summer read. I loved Sophie's character and how caring and selfless she was with her family. And my favorite part of the book was when Sophie realized that her mom encouraged the bookstore idea so that Sophie would have something to give her hope and joy while dealing with her mother's passing. Just beautiful ❤️ Thank you so much to the author, publisher, and netgalley for the chance to read and review this book!