Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

Mercy Lytton, a scout with keen eyesight raised among the Mohawks, and Elias Dubois, a condemned traitor working both sides of the conflict, must join together to get a shipment of gold safely into British hands.
A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. 

A War-Torn Countryside Is No Place for a Lady
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause. . .to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart.  Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought.   Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep.

Michelle Griep

I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write--except for that graffiti phase I went through as teenager.

My Review

I really loved this page turner by Michelle Griep. Kept me turning the pages. This book has the right title cause it sure will capture you and keep you hostage till the last page. Packed full of adventure .Written in the time of the French and Indian Wars. Can their faith bring them through it? Mercy is a scout and Elias is a condemned traitor.  Both are working together to get a shipment of gold delivered. But there is something secret in the stash no one knows about but Elias. It must not get in the wrong hands.  Well written and well developed characters. 

A Pair of Promises by Mary Manners

Brooklyn Jones loves a good mystery, and none is more perplexing than the one that led Tyler Culhane back to Honeysuckle Cove. When Tyler left to pursue his dream of becoming a baseball superstar, Brooklyn swore she’d never cross paths with him again. But now he needs her help, and she has a decision to make.
Tyler Culhane swallows his pride as he darkens the doorstep of Brooklyn Jones’s preschool. Though the two once shared a bond Tyler thought unbreakable, he managed to destroy their love—and the promises he’d made to her—with a single decision. Now, his family has fallen on hard times, and Brooklyn’s the only one who can help rescue them. But will that rescue lead to heartache…or redemption?

Mary Manners 

Mary Manners is a multi award-winning author of sweet romance. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

While growing up in Chicago, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny before going on to pursue a career in teaching and administration. Many of these experiences add a touch of humor to her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs, lazy ocean sunsets, flavored coffee, and dark chocolate--lots of chocolate.

Find out more about Mary on her website: “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

My Review

 I know any book I pick Mary Manners has written Is going to be good and a sweet clean inspirational romance.  I have really enjoyed this series. You just fall for the well written next door characters.  Sad to see this series end but I know she will keep on writing those wonderful novellas for us. 
In A Pair of Promises. Brooklyn is surprised when Tyler walks back into her life by showing up at the daycare she runs. What in the world could he want he left her for  sports. What could he possibly want from her? He tells her she is the only one who can help him. The guy who left her and broke her heart and promises he made to her. Can She find forgiveness after all this? Another wonderful series by Mary. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper by Amy Lillard

Kathryn “Kappy” King is happy being a plain-spoken unmarried odd-woman-out in her Pennsylvania Amish hometown. Her talent is making the special kapps local women use to cover their hair. But her skill at uncovering trouble in this quiet valley is about to be truly tested . . .
At first, young Sally June Esh's tragic death doesn't look like murder. Even in peaceful Blue Sky, collisions between buggies and Englisch cars aren’t unheard of. Still, the Eshes are skilled drivers used to delivering their popular pickles for miles around. And after Kappy notices Sally's buggy was deliberately run off the road, her ex-Amish friend Edie gets strange texts saying the crash was no accident . . .
Kappy won't let her community's silence keep justice from being done. And even though a still-shunned Edie thinks of moving back to the city, she and Kappy start rooting out secrets about the Eshes' long-time neighbors—and new pickle-producing rivals. But when they learn that Sally's brother is secretly courting an Englisch girl, their investigation takes a disturbing turn . . .

Amy Lillard

I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I love to write inspirational romances. The two go hand-in-hand for me.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

My Review

Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper  another great Amish Mystery.  This will keep ya guessing to  who killed Sally June and why.  Kappy is about to take on another case to find out who killed Sally June and left the scene? Why would someone want to kill her? Normally her brother drives the pickles to town. There seems to be some gossip going around town about him and a Englisher.  Well written story love the characters. You are going to want to find out who done it and what is with all these pickles? 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fire Storm by Laura V. Hilton

When Bridget Behr and her family migrate from a bustling Amish community in Ohio to the remote and isolated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they’re met with an ugly surprise: the house they had bought sight unseen is an uninhabitable wreck. While her father and brother try to find work in the area, the family is forced to live in tents until the house and barn are rebuilt. Bridget can’t shake the guilt that it was her fault her family moved—and is too afraid to trust anyone, especially the flirtatious, overly-friendly Amish man who lives next door.

Gabriel Lapp has made Michigan his home out of necessity, but can’t wait to move back to Florida with its sunshine and warmer temperatures. But when Bridget’s family seeks refuge with Gabe during a fierce thunderstorm, he can’t help but feel a tug of responsibility for them—especially the girl with the dark green eyes.

Just as Bridget is finally settling into friendship, a new life, and maybe even love, a devastating forest fire ravages the county, destroying both land and the Behr's dreams. Now Bridget and her family must decide: will they leave behind the ashes and start anew in another Amish community?  Or will they dare to fight for the future they’d hoped for in Mackinac County?

Laura V. Hilton 

Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.

She has indie published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens. 

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.

My Review

I can't imagine going through what Bridget and her family did. To want to get a new start in a new place they buy a home not knowing anything really about it. Now that's kind of scary.  but they moved away to protect the women in his family. He wanted to protect them from men. But who is this fresh neighbor next door? Bridget feels guilty they left because of her. Now what is to become of them? Will the Amish congregation that lives there help them? A wonderful story of faith and trust.  Well written. 

Falling Stars by Tanya Stowe

One of the youngest female producers in the industry, Sunny Bates has every intention of going to the top to create her own Christian-based films. She feels called to be a light in the darkness for people like her father who died of a drug overdose when Sunny was young. Her path is full of difficulties, but her greatest challenge is staying faithful in an environment saturated with temptation.All Jackson Maise ever wanted was to play his music and raise horses on his family's thoroughbred ranch. Sunny Bates is everything he never wanted in a life partner—a city girl and a serious career woman who wears the trappings of Hollywood as comfortably as she wears a glove. No matter how hard he tries, he can't see Sunny on his Tennessee ranch. But tell that to his heart.

Tanya Stowe

Tanya Stowe is an author of Christian Fiction with an unexpected edge. She fills her stories with the unusual…mysteries and exotic adventures, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a trip to foreign lands or a suspenseful journey filled with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary

My Review

Love Tanya Stowe's books. They are always sweet in romance holding to  faith and adventurous. Always count on a well written and great characters.  Always on a wonderful journey with what ever she is writing. 
Sunny had a ruff childhood and is determined to make it to the top with her Christian based films. She is determined to keep herself pure. In this day and time that is pretty tuff to do. There is so much temptation out there. Jackson has wanted nothing but to play his music and raise horses. Then he meets city girl Sunny. She is different then any girl he has ever known. His wild ways and her stay clean and pure just don't mix. How can he ever see the two of them together?  Wonderful story. 

1 800 Cupid by Josie Riviera

A house flipper looking for quick profit. A survivor with a dream. Can two broken hearts find a place to call home?

Prepare for romance and fun with the first book in a brand new home-flipping series brought to you by USA Today bestselling author Josie Riviera

When a Miami investor calls in search of prime property flip prospects, North Carolina real estate broker Candee Contando expects to meet a balding, steely-eyed land shark. Turns out the first customer she’s had in months is a hot prospect in more ways than one.

Except his gaze has fallen on her dream house, a dilapidated Victorian she just bid her last penny on in hopes of creating a safe place for disadvantaged children—like the girl she used to be.

Teddy Winchester is adept at negotiating life’s curves, but Candee’s curves stop him in his tracks. She’s a warm spark in the emptiness he’s felt since his brother died, leaving him with a beloved nephew to raise. 

Attraction glows in Candee’s eyes as well, but there’s also wistfulness as she points out all the reasons an old, tumbledown Victorian doesn’t fit into his tried-and-true house-flipping plan. Yet the more he looks at the house—and at her—he begins to think some things are worth the risk.

Now if only he can convince her that building a new life often starts with tearing down some walls…

When the heart flips, there’s no telling where the walls will fall.


Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations. 

Have you ever tried something you were afraid to try because it mattered so much to you? I did, when I started writing. Take the chance, everyone, and just do something you love.

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My Review

This is first book I have read by this author. But I enjoyed it.  Sweet romance.  Well written characters.  Candee  finally has a buyer wanting to buy property. And  he is so handsome. All's great till he wants the same property she has had her heart set on buying. She never dreamed someone would want a dilapidated Victorian she has  put her bid in on it. Her last penny and he went way over her. Her dreams of building a safe place for kids is going to not happen. Her dreams was always to help kids like her have a safe place. Teddy is left raising his nephew. He has met Candee and likes what he sees. But how can this work he is  killing her dream. All he wants to do is flip it for a investment. can they somehow come together and both fulfill their dreams?  Loved  the characters. Looking forward to reading more by this author.