About Love Redesigned

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Plan a wedding dress heist with the ex-boyfriend I may or may not still love? Why not?

When Dani’s dream job working for an elite fashion designer in New York explodes in her face, she’s left broke, broken, and practically homeless. She only has one option: leave the city and go home to Charleston to throw herself on her twin brother’s mercy. The only problem? Alex lives in Charleston too.

Stepson to Dani’s former boss, Alex had good reasons for ghosting Dani, especially since she was still loyal to head designer Sasha Wellington—the woman trying to take his stepfather’s company down. But when Dani reappears in his life, his feelings quickly reignite, complicating everything.

Despite their reservations, Alex and Dani find plenty of ways to spend time together. As they unravel the real reasons why Alex left New York—and Dani—will they be able to rediscover the happily ever after they always hoped for?

A swoon-worthy, second-chance clean romance with just enough sizzle.

My review

I love this kind of book! It’s like watching a romcom movie that you just know you’re going to love. It just made me happy to read this one.

Dani is your typical young woman. She works as an assistant to a fashion designer, who keeps insisting that she’ll move up to that world soon. But she never does. I kind of felt bad for Dani, she was for sure being used by her boss Sasha. That woman was a beast! I don’t know how she could treat people the way she did, especially Dani.

I really loved the scenes with Dani and her friends, especially her roommate, Paige, and co-worker, Chase. Chase looks out for Dani when no one else does. He’s pretty great!

Then there’s Alex. Alex hurt Dani in a big way. And now he works for her brother, Isaac. I had to laugh at how clueless Dani was about what Isaac and Alex worked on together. She had no idea how good Isaac was at being a YouTuber. And that he’d need someone like Alex to help him out with his business. But relationships can be mended. And that was what I really loved about this. Not only could Dani and Alex’s relationship be mended, but Dani and Isaac’s as well.

I loved the wedding dress heist idea. And the way they went about it. That part was really funny. I can’t say much more than that. You really need to read it yourself!

I was sent an e-copy of Love Redesigned as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Do Kiss the Superstar

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Spunky mom meets irresistible superstar in this fast-paced, clean romance.

Caleb Jewel has it all: fame, fortune, family, fans. When he meets the beautiful Emily Gehring and her son, Krew, he falls for the duo hard and fast. There’s only one problem—she promised her ex she won’t date for a year, and her violent ex agreed to give up his custody visits. Emily will do anything to protect her little boy from being alone with her ex.

Caleb will have to forget about his jokes and pranks and exercise self-control nobody believes he has, or risk losing the only woman who’s ever tested his patience and made him fall in love.

My review

I’m a big fan of the kind of fiction that Cami Checketts writes! I love how she makes the reader feel as though they are in the story. And she always includes just a little bit of danger. I had a great time reading this book on a recent visit to Home Depot. I love to have something to do on those long, boring visits. And a book on my phone is just the right distraction!

I loved Emily and Caleb in this one! Emily is a single mom. And she’s sassy. I had to laugh when Krew spilled the beans about her blowing kisses to the poster he kept in their house of Caleb! But she just came up with a sassy comment and kept going. Emily is a great mom. She watches out for Krew to the point that she can’t even date, per her exes rules, to keep him safe.

Caleb is kind of a jokester. Quite honestly his pranks would be annoying in real life, but they’re funny in the book. I loved how he was with both Krew and Emily. He really was great with kids.

Cami Checketts writes kids characters that nearly steal the whole attention in her books. Krew was no different. He’s a great kid with a lot of personality.

I can’t wait to read more books about the Jewel family!

I borrowed a copy of Do Kiss the Superstar using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About The Match

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Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I’m prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong.

The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons.

1) Always set my alarm clock.
2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought.
3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes.

Unfortunately, I don’t hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself—one that’s sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.

Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn’t seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn’t…

A family.

The Match is a feel-good romantic comedy! Perfect for readers who enjoy a sizzling romance without explicit content.

My review

This book was so much fun! I loved the light, fun feel of this one. And the characters were fabulous.

Evie was hilarious! She’s a young woman who won’t be defined by her epilepsy. Her service dog, Charlie, was amazing. I’m amazed at the kinds of things animals can be trained to do. I loved the way she goes out of her way to help others who have the same problems she does. That’s where Sam and Jake come in.

Sam is a sweet little girl with epilepsy as well. She emailed Evie, posing as her dad, to meet. The first meeting scene of the book is hilarious! Jake was kind of a jerk in this scene to be honest. But as the book went on, he grew on me. I loved the way he treated Sam and Evie as she came into their lives more and more.

Evie’s family is awful! The left me cringing. As did Jake’s ex-wife. Ugg! But their relationship just worked. I loved that about this book.

I need to read more Sarah Adams books ASAP!

I borrowed The Match using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About Eleven Things you Probably Didn’t Know about The Book of Mormon

Eleven things you probably didn't know about The Book of Mormon

This is the beginning of a little series that I’ve been working on for a long time that I’m calling: “The Eleven Things” series. This is the first one called: Eleven Things You Probably Didn’t Know about the Book of Mormon. I’ve found over nearly 20 years of teaching adult and young adult institute that many miss the hidden gems in the scriptures. They miss the details and many of the “ah-ha moments” that are densely packed into Holy Writ.

You will love this book.  It is a fun read. You’ll have lots of ah-ha moments.  It will excite you to learn even more about the incomparable Book of Mormon.  You will learn things you’ve just never known before.

Generally, if you are purchasing this eBook, you’re a self-selected student of the scriptures and likely seasoned in the scriptures, or you’re a curious student of the gospel who just thirsts for learning and wants to know more, or you unabashedly have a high degree of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) so you want to be sure you are up to date on things you didn’t know.

My review

This book was really interesting! It’s not your boring non-fiction type book. It was almost like having a seminary or institute class in book form. I really enjoyed the way the author wrote it.

The author writes in a conversational style that is really easy for the reader to read and understand. He uses quotes from the scriptures and from general authorities to reinforce what he teaches in each of the sections.

I thought the book was really well done. One of my favorite parts was at the end when the author included not only his testimony of The Book of Mormon, but testimonies of several prophets and general authorities.

If you’re interested in The Book of Mormon, you should take time to read this book. It won’t take long at all!

I was sent an e-copy of Eleven Things You Probably Didn’t Know about The Book of Mormon by the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Bear


She knew falling for her boss was a bad idea, but some lessons take longer to learn.

Former Marine, Ridley Westoff wants nothing more than stability for him and his little girl. But with a job that requires constant moving and an ex-wife who abandoned them long ago. It is difficult to ever feel settled.

Adelene Laurent’s career as a model should have left her financially secure, but her misplaced trust has her living paycheck to paycheck. When a stranger offers a job as a nanny for his daughter, Adi hesitantly accepts it even though she has no experience.

They have both vowed to stay away from relationships, but attractions begin to develop on both sides. When Ridley discovers Adi has been hiding a secret, his is not the only heart that could be broken.

My review

These Top Flight romance books are so much fun! This one is the second in the series, but these books stand alone so well. I love that they can be read in any order.

This one is about Ridley. He’s one of the founders of Top Flight. Ridley’s call sign is Bear and he has an adorable daughter, Hazel. That’s how he meets Adi. He’s moved to a little country I’d never heard of, Sloverdenov. His mom has cared for Hazel, but she’s going home and now he needs a nanny in the worst way. I had to laugh at the choices he was given for a nanny. They were all terrible! But he meets Adi.

Ridley and Adi meet in the cutest way. Adi sees Ridley and Hazel going into an art museum. Adi is an artist and she helps them in the museum. I loved the way that Ridley asked her just out of the blue to be his nanny. Hazel, and Adi just clicked. But not only did Adi click well with Hazel, but the three of them were just better together.

Of course, not everything could be perfect. There are some twists and turns along the way. I loved the way the plot went. It was just awesome!

I can’t wait for the next book in this series!

I was sent an e-copy of Bear as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Her Navy Seal Cowboy First Love

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He wanted to be a SEAL. End of Story. Until a smokin, hot blond steals his seat … will true love find a way?

Jack Summerville can’t wait to dust his heels of this small town and start his life in the Navy. When the new girl steals his seat, he never imagined actually liking her enough to allow her to kiss him. Oh yeah, he didn’t allow anything!

Military brat, that’s what Tauni Richfield was. It would take more than a bad attitude dressed like G.I. Joe, to get her to move seats. She was Harvard bound and nothing would stop her. When the guy with the bad attitude shows up to protect her from an intruder, she never expected he would ask her out. Didn’t he know—she wasn’t dating.

When her father tries to force them apart, will true love find a way? Or will all new dreams be forgotten?

My review

I really loved the way the author did this book. The main characters didn’t exactly like each other at the beginning. Or they didn’t seem to when Tauni stole Jack’s seat. But the more the two are together, the more they like each other.

One thing that was really fun about this one is that the two are studying Romeo and Juliet, and then their story becomes very similar.

Tauni is an interesting character. She’s used to being on her own. Her dad is a Navy seal and he’s always gone. But he’s kind of there at the same time. I know this sounds different. But with technology, he’s able to know where Tauni is and see what she’s doing even. And he’s a bit controlling. I loved how Tauni wanted to be her own person. She didn’t want her dad or Jack telling her what to do. And she wanted her very specific dreams.

Jack had dreams to. He worked very hard to get his dreams. He was planning to be a Navy seal and ship out right after graduation. But something about Jack was that he knew he could be flexible. Especially when shown that his dream wasn’t the best version for his life.

I really loved Jack’s family. Especially his mom. I loved the way she pulled Tammi into their lives. She really made her feel welcome and loved, something everyone needs in their lives.

I loved the way the book ends. It’s not how I imagined it would end, but it was perfect!

I was sent an e-copy of Her Navy Seal Cowboy First Love as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Unbroken Promises of the Heart

Unbroken Promises of the Heart

Liz and Mary scheme to make Mary’s dream of owning a hat shop come true, they are unaware that their husbands, Michael and Peter are scheming behind their backs to try to realize a dream of theirs that the girls do not discover until late in the story. Harriet, Liz’s sister, has come home and has eyes for the mysterious Isaac all the while being pursued by the quirky revered Lyons. Harriet, with the help of her famous sister, gets a job editing at the Gazette but the pudgy, foolish son of the owner, continually makes her job awkward are difficult. He is determined to undermine her position and make her his wife. Liz struggles with being a newlywed, being “With Child” and keeping up on her writing, Mary and her sister Harriet attempt to help her navigate this difficult time as her Peter seems to be preoccupied. In the meantime, the gazette featurette progresses with the botched wedding of Lavender and John by the miraculously undead pirate, Morose. Morose claims to have been rescued by a mermaid.

My review

I loved Enduring Promises of the Heart by Valerie Loveless. So I was so excited when I saw that she had a sequel coming out! I loved the clever way this author wrote this one as well.

Mary and Liz are back in this book. They’re both married now. And Liz is still writing her serial for the newspaper. But, things get more and more complicate in the lives of these two. And Liz’s sister Harriet also gets thrown into the mix. I had to laugh at the way these three try to snoop on Liz’s and Mary’s husbands. This ends up causing problems for all five of them.

The author allows the reader to see things from so many perspectives. I loved that, it really helps the reader to know what’s happening and why.

And, of course, the reader gets to read Liz’s serial as well. I loved these parts. They are just fun, and filled with adventure, danger and intrigue. I loved the way these parts added to the rest of the book.

I loved this one! If you haven’t read Enduring Promises of the Heart, you’re going to want to read that one first.

I was sent a copy of Unbroken Promises of the Heart as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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living scriptures spotlight

I hadn’t checked out the Living Scriptures streaming service before now, but it’s pretty great! I was gifted a free month trial to check it out and you can be to, just click on the blue words.

I love that there are so many ways to watch. You can watch Living Scriptures on your computer, or your phone, or your AppleTV or Roku. I installed their app on our AppleTV and it runs so well. It’s intuitive and really well put together.

And there are so many things to watch! One of the first things that caught my eye was the BYUTV section. There are the first seasons of some of my favorites like Relative Race and Studio C that I can watch on demand. Yay! Even BYUTV doesn’t have those on their app any more.

If you’re looking for a movie, there are so many choices in the Living Scriptures app. There are Latter-Day Saint/ Christian movies that everyone in the family will love. And so many original series. I had a great time watching some of the Eric Dowdle National Parks videos. He’s kind of goofy and they are just fun. And there are so many movies I want to watch!

Another great thing is the Come Follow Me resources. They’ll even send you a weekly Family Home Evening lesson to use! There are cartoons of the scripture stories that your kids will love. That’s kind of the best thing ever!


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About Not Over You

He left her behind. She’s spent years ignoring him. But some things can never be forgotten.

Knox Prosper knows he can never go back in time and correct his mistakes, so he has to find a way to move forward, and start a new life. Become a better man, and a father, if only for his young daughter. His regrets have taught him to simplify and to focus on what’s real and important. Returning to his hometown to ride in the rodeo gives him a chance to spend time with his daughter and to continue mending bridges with the rest of his family. But what he doesn’t expect is to run into Jana Harris—the first woman he loved—the woman who faded from his life years before because Knox continued to mess up one thing after another. Someone as good and as sweet as Jana is the last person he deserves. Hope is dangerous. And hope can break his heart once again. Yet Jana might be the one person with the power to redeem his past once and for all.

My review

This series is one of my current favorites! I love the little town of Prosper, Texas. And the people in it too.

This one is about Jana and Knox. It’s a second chance type romance. I loved that there were misconceptions about both of these characters, both on their part and on the part of the reader. I felt like they both had kind of a bad reputation from the main characters of some of the other books. This book helped that a ton.

Jana is one of my favorite characters I’ve read lately. She’s down to earth and kind. And she ended up trapped in the small town of Prosper making the jam that her parents sell. I don’t think she minded that, per se. But she has other dreams she’s working towards. I love that you get to see a different side of her.

Then there’s Knox. Knox was the absentee dad of Ruby in One Summer Day. I felt like the reader got to know him so much better in this book. And he’s not really a terrible dad or a terrible guy. I loved that! His and Jana’s rekindling of their relationship was sweet and perfect for them. Even when her family tried to get in the way.

I loved this book and can’t wait for more in the series!

I was sent an e-copy of Not Over You as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About author Heather B Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty publications. Her historical novels and thrillers are written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.


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About The Whispered Dance of Bees

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Had fate and nature not conspired, Alyce Redgrave would have been a cild of wealth and privilege. But the night of her birth was shadowed by an eerie Devils Moon and her christening day marred by a fierce hailstorm—ill omens that led the superstitious peasants to seek Alyce’s life. Desperate to save her infant daughter, Alyce’s mother flees with her baby, finding shelter and goodwill at the isolated farm of strangers …

There, Alyce’s life is filled with secrets, unanswered questions, and a sense of foreboding. Her worst fears are realized when she narrowly escapes the clutches of a murderer by fleeing into the forest. Fate steps in once more to change the course of her life when Alyce is found and taken in by Elspeth, a wise woman with the uncanny ability to commune with nature. Trained by Elspeth in the art of healing. Alyce remains haunted by the puzzle of her past until she discovers he mother’s lost pendant. With the help of this object and the aid of the enchanting William Pascoe, Alyce finally holds the key to who she once was and who she will become.

My review

I really enjoyed reading this book! It’s labeled as a historical romance. And there was some romance, but not until the end. Sometimes labels are kind of broad, I guess.

This one is told from the perspective of both Arrabelle and Alyce. Arrabelle is Alyce’s mom. And she had to go to great lengths when Alyce was a baby to save her life. The beginning of this book is what was told from Arrabelle’s perspective. Lots of crazy things happened at the beginning of Alyce’s life. That part was hard to want to put down. There was so much danger. It kept me enthralled.

As Alyce grows up, the point of view shifts to her. It was kind of interesting to read her perspective and see how things change as she grows from a child to a woman. She was a good young woman, well trained in the art of healing. She was compassionate and caring. Traits she learned from the several mothers around her.

I loved the point in the book where she had to make a decision, either to be selfish and save herself or to be courageous and caring and save someone else, when her life could be forfeit.

This was a great book! I enjoyed the bit of romance at the end. But I also enjoyed the journey to get to that point.

I was sent a copy of The Whispered Dance of Bees as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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