Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sins & Virtues Series by Mary Manners

Jaxon Briscoe has enjoyed a decade as the beloved star center of the Chicago Blackhawks. But off the ice, a string of reckless relationships has resulted in an accusation that he's fathered a child. As Jaxon's conscience is tossed into a firestorm, he learns his nephew, Grayson, has been expelled from school, and Jax is blindsided when Gray shows up on his doorstep—for good. 

Adrienne Price carries a heavy secret – pregnant at a young age, she gave up her daughter for adoption in the hopes that the child might have a better life. Now, Adrienne's vowed to help teens rise above unsavory situations. As a result of God's grace, her project, Second Chances Day School, has prospered beyond her wildest imagination.

But when Jax's troubled nephew enrolls at Second Chances, Adrianne is faced with a big challenge in the form of a hockey player with a bad reputation and a lot of boyish charm. Can Adrienne and Jax finally find real love?


My Review

Another great series coming out by Mary Manners. I am never disappointed in reading Mary's books. Always great romances sweet and clean. I love Mary's books they also honor God and always mentioned in her books with some scripture. The characters in this story are great. Jaxon Briscoe a famous hockey player has had to take on the care of his teenage nephew. His sister can't control. Meets Adrienne Price director at the Second Chance school. Feelings are brewing between the two but Adrienne won't get close she holds a deep dark secret from her past. Can the two overcome what Jaxon is about to be told? Greats story pick it up today Disguised Blessings book one in the Sins and Virtues 

Daylin Sullivan has a passion for two things: books and food. Both help her escape from a past riddled by abandonment; she spent her childhood passed from one foster family to the next. Life has mirrored a game of musical chairs until one New Year’s Eve she stumbles upon a Dash for the Dream brochure in the local diner. The team is a faith-based group that runs marathons to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis research. Patrick Litton is raising his six-year-old daughter Aubree alone. As the leader of Dash for the Dream the widower works tirelessly to secure funding in search of better treatment for all those afflicted with CF—including Aubree. Patrick has no time for romance…until he meets Daylin at the Dash for the Dream kick-off party. Daylin and Patrick don't expect to fall in love, but both learn that when it comes to romance, training for a marathon is the easiest part of their journey.

My Review

A lifetime of abandonment Daylin Sullivan throw her life into her job  and reading. She finds comfort in food. There has to be more to life then this. That is until she meets Patrick a widow is  has a company called Dash for the Dream. Talks her into running in a marathon to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. This is something that is deep in his heart being his daughter has CF. Patrick has no time for love but he does have time to train for a marathon. And each person has a training partner. Hmm wonder what can happen in training? Another great sweet romance by Mary. 

Grant Anderson’s world is upended by a harmless game of dress-up when his niece finds a box of old clothes and stumbles across a necklace Grant stole more than a decade ago.Grant has conquered a past shadowed by rebellion, and he paid his dues a long time ago. Caught and sentenced in juvenile court, he spent a full year making restitution to everyone involved—everyone except Maggie Andrews. Finding the necklace means he can finally return it and then close the door on his checkered past.Maggie’s beloved grandmother has just passed away. Orphaned as a child, Maggie is left with no family to speak of and only a small box of heirlooms to connect her to her heritage. Maggie cherishes the link to her family, but her inheritance is incomplete. A necklace that was passed down through generations was stolen years ago. The treasured piece is gone forever…until Grant Anderson steps back into her life and offers her more than long-lost jewelry.Can Maggie let go of the bitterness she harbors? Can Grant convince her that everyone deserves a second chance?When circumstances change, both learn the true meaning of greed and charity. Only through God’s healing grace can either find peace with their past as well as their future.

My Review

Secrets Unveiled by Mary Manners is another great sweet romance. And a sweet message on forgiveness. Sometimes things in life come back to haunt us when we are older.  But through lifes lessons we can learn forgiveness.  That's just what this story is about. Grant had something from his pass come back while playing dress up with his niece. Doing things he regrets from his pass he thought all that was long gone till a silver heart locket falls out of some old jeans he wore when he was a teen.  When he opens the locket  the pictures in it remind him of someone but who? Mean time helping out a school with his niece's class on a field trip to the zoo Maggie's purse falls down and everything comes out of it. Instead of Maggie getting down on those dirty floor he retrieves the things for her. There is a picture album  and it gets dirty so he goes to wipe the pages clean for her and on the very last page is a picture of a lady wearing the silver locket. O who could this be? Gemma lets it out to Maggie her uncle has that necklace. Now there are fireworks between Grant and Maggie. Can Grant explain  why he has it and why he hadn't returned it to her? Can he get Maggie to believe in second chances? 

 Mary Manners

Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. 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. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

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