Praise for The Billionaire Looks Back
Clean, heartwarming and heartbreaking, this was a mesmerizing read.
This story had me turning pages, a well-written story that held my interest throughout.
This book has all the classics of a great lost love coming back to find their happy ending.
What a sweet story about second chances.Author Christie Logan Christie Logan writes sweet romance straight from the heart. She lives in upstate New York with too many pets, too many dust bunnies lurking under the bed, and too many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She thinks everyone deserves a happy ending and in her books, everyone gets one. Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway
I stood up and made sure his head was clear before I slammed the hood shut. “I’m off to buy one. See you later.”
He stood puzzled. “You’re not going to call a tow truck or a repair shop?”
“No need. I can replace it myself for a lot cheaper.”
His smile said I was putting him on. “You can replace an alternator?”
“Sure.” At least I thought I could. I watched my dad do it once and there were YouTube videos. I walked around him to grab my purse from the car. I needed to hustle if I wanted to make it home before my parents dropped off Finn. I headed back to the hotel to see if any of my coworkers were leaving and could give me a ride. If I had to, I would bribe Ollie, who drove our courtesy van, to take me.
“Are you going to walk to get the alternator?”
“I wasn’t planning on it.”
“Do you have someone you can call for a ride?”
“I’ll figure it out. Enjoy your evening.” As in please leave.
He continued to walk with me but didn’t respond right away. “I can take you. I rented a car yesterday.”
I glanced over at him. “I don’t think that would be appropriate but thank you.”
“Why? Are you too young? Or am I too old?”
“Probably both, but you’re a guest and . . .”
“People might get the wrong impression, and I can’t afford that.”
His lips curled into a devious smile. “And what impression would that be?”
“You know very well.” I stalked off.
“Let me help you.”
He caught me off guard. I stopped again, catching the sincerity in his brown eyes. “Why do you want to?”
“Because I can, and I like you.”
“You don’t know me.”
“True, but what I’ve seen so far is likable. And if it will make you feel better, I’ll let you drive so you don’t have to worry about some old man trying to lure you away.”
He got me to smile.
“Is that a yes?”
“I . . . I . . . My job . . .”
“Don’t worry about your job; I’ll talk to April if I have to.”
I blew out the breath I’d been holding. “Hand over your keys.” I held out my hand.
His eyebrow arched, only making him appear better looking. “You’re serious?”“Very.”
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About Healing Hearts
Wyoming Territory, 1876
As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day—mail-order brides—and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.
When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town—and Gideon—meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr. MacNamara’s message had gotten turned around. He didn’t want a nurse, he wanted a wife. When she refuses to marry him, she finds herself stranded in Savage Wells with some very unhappy townspeople.
But Gideon is not like the other men Miriam has met. Embarrassed by the misunderstanding, he offers her a job, and the two begin an awkward—and often humorous—dance of gettting to know each other as they work to care for the people of their town.
Romance blossoms between the two, but when a former medical associate of Miriam’s arrives in town, Gideon and the other townsfolk must rally to protect Miriam from a dangerous fate. Gideon and Miriam must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts for each other even as buried secrets are brought to light.
I’m not going to tell you that you have to read The Sheriffs of Savage Wells before reading this one. But I am going to highly suggest it! This one can stand on it’s own. The reader will just understand the characters and town much better if they’ve read that one first.
Anyway…Healing Hearts. I’m going to start by saying that the first chapter in this one is my favorite opening chapter in any book I’ve ever read. The book opens with Miriam. She’s on the stagecoach to Savage Wells, where she thinks she’s just going to be a nurse for Doctor MacNamera. But she’s led to a wedding, one where she is supposed to be the bride. I just loved it!
Gideon MacNamera had sent for a wife. His one stipulation was that she also needed to be a nurse. Miriam would be perfect for him. But she isn’t interested in marrying a man she’s never met. Gideon needs help and offers her the nursing job anyway.
It was hilarious to me how the townspeople of Savage Wells interacted with Miriam. They wanted nothing to do with the woman who jilted Gideon. But little by little, she wins them over with her kindness and skill. I loved that part.
This one is a great book. I loved the story! There are just so many great things about it. I didn’t want to stop reading it for anything. Unfortunately, people in my family want clean clothes, food, etc! Make sure you take the time to read this great book!
I was sent a copy of Healing Hearts as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the author
Sarah M. Eden is the author of several well-received historical romances. Her previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014 Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” and The Sheriffs of Savage Wells was a Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year finalist for romance.
Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. Visit Sarah at www.sarahmeden.com.
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About Joy in the Covenant
In a world of challenges and insecurity, how can we find confidence and live joyful, faith-filled lives? How can we gain the blessings promised to the Lord’s covenant people? And how can we fulfill our responsibilities to help gather the house of Israel?
In Joy in the Covenant, Sister Julie B. Beck shares deep-seated feelings and beliefs and draws heavily from her own experiences, the lives of her parents, and the lessons she learned from them.
Sister Beck’s words draw attention to prophecies and priorities of prophets. Her teachings are clear, direct, practical, and approachable and express how we can find joy in understanding our identity and purpose in the house of Israel and participating with the Lord in His joyful labor.
This book is one I’ve wanted to read since it came out. When I got it for Christmas, I was thrilled! I loved listening to Sister Beck when she was General Relief Society President. She always had the best stories and she seemed just like a normal person when she spoke in General Conference.
She writes just like she speaks. Maybe because this book has several of her talks from various places. I loved each and every one of the stories she told about her life and the lives of her ancestors. She is able to relate so many experiences to the Gospel and the way we should be living our lives. And she’s just a really interesting person!
I learned so many valuable lessons from reading this one. I hope that when I need them in my life, I can remember them and use them.
About the author
Julie Bangerter Beck, fifteenth Relief Society General President, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Geraldine Hamblin and William Grant Bangerter. She was raised with nine siblings in Granger and Alpine, Utah, and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a graduate of Dixie College (now Dixie State University) and Brigham Young University. Before her service as Relief Society General President, she served on the Young Women general board, as First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, and with her husband, Ramon, at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Sister Beck is a lifelong contributor to community and education efforts and is currently vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of Dixie State University. She also serves on the executive committee of the BYU Alumni Association. She and her husband most enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
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I loved reading Night at the Opera by Stacy Henrie. Today I get to show you the cover to the next book in her An American Heiress series, Beneath an Italian Sky. I’m super excited to read this one when it comes out! I can’t wait. The cover of this one is gorgeous!
About Beneath an Italian Sky
From USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie, comes BENEATH AN ITALIAN SKY, An American Heiress novel.
BENEATH AN ITALIAN SKY
American heiress Clare Herschel made what she hoped was a love match when she married the handsome, witty Emmett Markham, the Earl of Linwood. A little over a year into her marriage, though, Clare finds herself wintering in Sicily—alone. She is sure the mild climate is the answer to avoiding another miscarriage and Emmett’s apparent indifference, so she’s determined to remain in Italy as long as possible. The last person she expects to show up at the villa is her husband, especially when Emmett confesses he’s there to convince her to return to England.
As the only surviving son of a marquess, Emmett has done everything his father has asked of him—even agreeing to run for a seat in the House of Commons. However, this latest task comes with a nearly impossible caveat. He must convince his wife Clare to come back to England with him in order for them to appear to be a happy couple for his political campaigning. Emmett isn’t confident Clare will agree to the plan, though, not when she seems to want nothing to do with him or the life they’d begun building before she abruptly left him for Italy.
When a massive earthquake strikes Messina, Sicily, claiming the lives of thousands, Clare and Emmett must set aside their mutual misgivings about their marriage in order to survive and lend a helping hand to others. But in the wake of the destruction, they begin to realize they’ve been given a chance to decide if their love is stronger than the upheavals of the past.
AMERICAN HEIRESS SERIES:
Night at the Opera
Beneath an Italian Sky (April 2019)
Among Sand and Sunrise (October 2019)
Other books by Stacy Henrie:
LOVE INSPIRED HISTORICAL
A Cowboy of Convenience
The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement
The Outlaw’s Secret
The Renegade’s Redemption
The Express Rider’s Lady
OF LOVE AND WAR:
Hope at Dawn
A Hope Remembered
A Christmas Hope
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France, 1371. The old Queen of France lies on her deathbed with a secret she will take to her grave: there is one true heir to the throne, one who would have the power to ally France and Scotland. But after her death, all that will be left are a few shreds of evidence revealing the stunning identity of her successor.
Flight attendant Skye Armstrong has heard the voice of warning before, and as she’s returning home from London, she recognizes the feeling of dread that accompanies her sixth sense. Walking from the airport terminal to her car, she pauses in the middle of the road. Her hesitation gives a Good Samaritan the split second he needs to pull her out of the path of a speeding car, saving her life. But her misfortunes are just beginning. When she arrives home, she discovers that Auntie Marjorie has been kidnapped, and cryptic instructions have been left behind: Skye must retrieve the contents of a safe deposit box and deliver it to the captors . . .No police. Her feelings of dread return.
What Skye discovers in the bank box is baffling: a single page. The ancient document is certainly valuable, and with no time to lose, she goes to the rendezvous to discover the next step. A cell phone rings beneath a park bench. She answers the call, and on the screen is a picture of Auntie, unconscious. Now the kidnapper demands Skye find two more pages or her aunt will die.
What secrets are hidden within the illuminated pages, and who believes they are worth killing for? And what roles does the Good Samaritan play in all of it?
I LOVE books like this one. It has a killer plot that will keep you guessing, great characters and it’s just a great book!
Bloodline starts out in 1371, but quickly jumps to the present day. Skye Armstrong is the main character and the reader sees everything through her eyes. This really worked with this book, because, just like Skye, the reader has no idea who she can trust or who she should run from. And Skye spends a lot of time running.
There are so many characters in this one. There’s Skye’s Auntie Marjorie who Skye is super worried about. Jack, the man from the airplane who saves her life at airport. And Professor Sumsion, Auntie Marjorie’s boyfriend. I had no idea who she could trust. There’s always someone after Skye in an almost uncanny way. That really kept me guessing!
This book didn’t take me long to read. That’s probably because I didn’t want to put it down. I guess I was afraid I’d miss something if I did. Plus Skye needed me to know what was happening to her! Make sure to read it, I hope you love it as much as I did!
I was sent a copy of Bloodline as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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