A Disney vacation can be a wonderful way to make magical memories for kids and adults alike. There’s no question that the Disney resorts have a variety of attractions, rides and food that appeal to everyone. But, have you ever considered a Disney cruise? If you’ve ever wondered if a Disney cruise is worth the cost, I’m here to help! I’ve teamed up with the experts at Get Away Today to give you some insight into why Disney cruises are perfect for your next vacation. It’s all the fantastic elements of a Disneyland vacation, with the added bonus of different destinations, cultures and excursions!

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost?

Is a Disney Cruise worth the cost?

First of all, did you know Get Away Today already has 2020 travel itineraries for Disney Cruise Line? This means you can start looking at all the details now and plan for your vacation early to get the best deals.

To me, a Disney cruise is worth the cost because of all the included amenities, the attention to detail and the customer service on Disney Cruise Lines. There are only four ships in the Disney Cruise line fleet: Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which means each one truly excels in its theme and services.

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost? – On Board Amenities

A Disney cruise offers family-friendly, Broadway-caliber shows on board. The entire family will be delighted by familiar songs, characters and stories on board any of the four ships in the Disney Cruise Line. Disney also has fireworks at sea, which is truly a mesmerizing experience. Just imagine not only seeing the fireworks display in the starry night sky, but reflected on the water as well. It’s sure to dazzle! Another amenity exclusive to ships in the Disney Cruise Line is having character experiences. Your chances of interacting one-on-one with a Disney Character on board is much greater than at the Disneyland Resort, which makes a Disney cruise even more magical.

Another little magical touch are Magical Portholes found in select staterooms on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy ships. Here, you can find motion-activated portholes that will show a live stream of the ships’ views, plus animated visits from some of your favorite Disney characters. The Magical Portholes are so popular, the rooms often sell out faster than rooms with actual portholes! Select staterooms also have upgraded bathroom layouts, making it easier than ever for families to get ready together for a day at sea.

Disney cruises have a kids club for ages 3+, as well as hangout spots for kids ages 12+. All passengers must undergo a background check before sailing, and once a ship leaves port, no adults are allowed in the kids club areas. A cruise cast member can even pick up kids from dinnertime shows and take them back to the kids club in order to let older guests continue to enjoy the performance.

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost? – On Board Dining

Free room service is included in the cost of a Disney cruise, and Disney Cruise Line is the only one that offers unlimited soft drinks and juice at no additional charge! You might be wondering why anyone would stay in their stateroom and order room service. Well, it’s actually a wonderful option to have if anyone needs a nap and mom or dad gets hungry! It’s also suggested that guests take advantage of room service to create memories of a nightly treat together while gathered around, talking about the highlights of the day. Another thing that makes a Disney cruise worth the cost is cast members stay with you no matter where you dine in the evenings. This gives you an unbeatable customer service experience as your family rotates to the various restaurants on board the ship! Even the food on a Disney Cruise is touched with Disney magic. Think Mickey-shaped serving ware, waffles and more! It’s sure to entice even the pickiest of travelers.

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost? – Destinations/Themes

As mentioned, there are four themed-ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. And depending on the itinerary you choose, you could experience a variety of themes and destinations on your Disney cruise. Some itineraries may include a Marvel or Star Wars day at sea – where Cast and guests alike are encouraged to dress up and immerse themselves fully in the theme. Plus, during holidays, guests can trick-or-treat on board, or, celebrate the joy of the Holidays on the sea. You could set sail to the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe or even Hawaii on a Disney cruise. There are so many options, and you’re welcome to contact the cruise experts at Get Away Today to find out more about Disney cruise itineraries.


I’ve only highlighted a few of the reasons why a Disney cruise is worth the cost, but there’s so much more you can find out with Get Away Today! Find them online at getawaytoday.com or call the cruise agents at 877-510-2929.

About Brides and Billionaires

Brides and Billionaires

Love to binge-read clean and wholesome romance? Indulge in this sampling of romance from award-winning author Rachelle J. Christensen. Billionaires, wedding planners, a librarian, and a record producer of Christian music are just a few of the characters you’ll meet in this collection. Enjoy 4 complete novels in one boxed set!

Book 1: Hawaiian Masquerade: Could Lexi’s new billionaire status threaten her chance at love with a jaded, blue collar worker from Kauai? 
On the path to becoming a billionaire, Lexi Burke switches gears and flees the Chicago winters in favor of a slower pace of life along the beaches of Kauai. But when she meets a blue-collar worker and wannabe professional photographer named Derek Mitchell, any ideas for a slow pace disappear. Derek is incredibly hot and tempting, but he has a grudge against rich tourists, and wealthy people in general. Good thing he thinks Lexi is a regular person earning an average wage because the instant attraction is hard to ignore.
From art night to snorkeling lessons, hiking, and chopping coconuts, Lexi can’t talk herself out of spending time with the handsome, hardworking man who knows the value of every dollar. She also can’t find a way to tell him the truth about herself. But then Derek is selected to help in a benefit at a masquerade ball as one of the eligible bachelors up for auction. Lexi must decide whether to wear a mask or unveil her true self and risk losing Derek’s trust and a chance at love.
Is Derek willing to see past the dollar signs to the woman underneath, or will he break both their hearts when he learns about the money behind the masquerade?

Book 2: Diamond Rings Are Deadly ThingsAdrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she’s especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.
With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.

Book 3: The Kiss Thief: As the head librarian of the Echo Ridge Library, Britta Klein thrives on order and categorization. Unfortunately, the old church-turned-library is in desperate need of a renovation. The Harvest Hurrah fundraiser seems to be the answer, but plans keep going awry. With help from Milo Geissler, accomplished musician, piano tuner, and kiss thief, each catastrophe is narrowly avoided. When Milo goes to great lengths to help Britta find a key classic book, she begins to wonder if there is more to life than books and order. Can she allow this man who speaks the language of music to tune her heart to a new song? 
Welcome to Echo Ridge, New York where romance finds its way into the hearts and lives of the people who walk the streets of the close-knit community.

Book 4: How to Fetch a Fiancé: Hurt and broken-hearted after a painful divorce, Audrey Blair picks up and moves to Nashville looking for a fresh start.

My review

I love these sets! It’s just fun to find a bunch of romances that you know you’re going to love. Rachelle Christensen is one of my very favorite authors.

Let’s start with Hawaiian Masquerade.


In the newest Destination Billionaire Romance, we find a bit of a twist on the plots. To this point the Billionaires have all been men, but in this book it’s the heroine, Lexi. She’s left her hectic life in Chicago working for her brother’s business to live a more quite life on the island of Kauai. She’s ready to get back in touch with her artistic side and spend time enjoying nature. She doesn’t count on finding love though.

I loved the first chapter of this book, the way that Lexi cared for a small lost child in the craft store she was in says a lot about the kind of woman her character is. And, of course, she meets Derek as she’s trying to locate the young girl’s mother. 

Derek is a local photographer trying to scrape by on his earnings from selling his art. He resents having rich tourists come to the island, while at the same time needing them to buy his art. I love that in order to make ends meet, he helps his friend Pika sell coconut water to the tourists on the island. I love the way that Derek watches out for Pika’s mother, he’s always looking for ways to make her life a little easier. So sweet!

This is a cute romance, I love the way that Lexi knows she needs to tell Derek about her money, but at the same time, just wants to be seen as a regular girl. And the way he finds out about her money is just a little crazy. 

I loved this book, I loved that it was short, sweet, cute and that I can let my daughter read it without worrying about it!

Next up is Diamond Rings are Deadly Things. 

This is such a great book! I loved Adri, she’s such a well-written character. The reader is able to see things so clearly through her eyes. I really loved the setting, I grew up not too far from Sun Valley and was able to spend a little bit of time there during my high school years, this book brought those times vividly back to life for me. The tidbits at the beginning of the chapters from www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com, are so clever, kind of like the recipes in a culinary mystery. The plot kept me thinking, trying to figure out just who the bad guy was. I wouldn’t have guessed the ending, it took me by surprise. This is a suspenseful, romantic, clean book that I didn’t want to put down. I can’t wait for more of this great series! 

Then there’s The Kiss Thief.

This one holds a special place in my heart because it’s set in the library and revolves around classic books. I loved Britta. Britta has worked her whole life to get rid of the stigma of being “The German Girl.” Even to the point of trying to get rid of everything about her that’s German. What she never understood was that she didn’t need to be “Un-German” to be special, she just needed to be her. And that’s what Milo is able to show her in this one.

Milo is a German man in Echo Ridge that Britta has avoided ever since her mom insisted she date him. He’s had his own issues in his life and that causes a bit of trouble for the two later in the story. But he’s a good man. He’s always looking out for Britta and doing sweet little things for her. I loved this one as well!

And last, but not least is How to Fetch a Fiance.

This one was so great too! I loved the characters in it. The way I got sucked into the story from the very first page was one of my favorite things about it. I wanted to know just what would happen with Audrey and the man she hit in the head with the Frisbee. The way coincidence throws them together again after the Frisbee mishap was a lot of fun.

Audrey’s life isn’t quite what she wants it to be at the beginning of the book. I loved her drive to make things happen and be the person she wants to be by the end of the book. And even change something she hadn’t even realized that she wanted to change.

Then there’s Troy. He’s a great guy. He works hard, sometimes too hard. But he’s also always looking out for someone who needs him to help them. And he helps when he can.

The romance in this one is sweet. And, of course, there are a few bumps on the road that need to be fixed by both Audrey and Troy.

This whole collection is so much fun! I love books by this author because of the way she writes her characters, they seem so real. They almost seem as though they could step off the pages and live down the street from you. Make sure to grab this collection!

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

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    It was several minutes into the first course that Uncle Stanton leaned toward me. “By whom do I have the privilege of sitting this evening?” “Miss Blakeslee, sir.” I offered, perplexed how he had forgotten our introduction already. “We met just now in the drawing room.” “Of course. Miss Blakeslee. Such a pretty sounding girl. And I have heard you are quite exquisite though I wish I could see you for myself.” It was only then I noticed the cloudiness of his eyes. “Forgive me, sir. I did not realize you—” the words to finish seemed too harsh to speak. “That I am blind?” He chuckled. “I’m flattered you took so long to realize. Was it my handsome face that made you overlook the defect or the confident way I hold myself?” I was convinced it was the darkness of the drawing room, but I had no intention of saying so. “I believe it was both, sir.” He chuckled again and reached a hand toward me. Placing my hand atop his, I gave it a gentle squeeze which he affectionately returned. After some general small talk around the table, a few failed attempts to entreat Miss Hawkins into conversation, and seeing the focused regard Sir Wycliffe paid to Hannah, I gladly directed my attention to Uncle Stanton. There was something about his openness that endeared him to me immediately. “And, if you don’t mind me asking, Mr. Stanton—” “My friends and relations call me Uncle, and, if you find no offense in being placed amongst that group, I must insist you do also.” “I would be honored, Uncle.” “And I’m guessing by how you began to phrase your question, you were curious how I lost my eyesight?” Now that he said it aloud it sounded alarmingly impolite, and I felt relieved he couldn’t witness the color that filled my cheeks. I still needed to learn to not let my curiosity take precedence to propriety. “I—well, I—” I stumbled over my words, endeavoring to think of another question to propose. “Truly, I don’t mind,” he said, sensing my hesitation. “But I fear there is little to tell. A few years ago, I began having problems with my vision. Things grew dark at the edges and gradually expanded toward the center until all I now have is a general sense of light and dark. I sought the best physician in London, who assured me there was nothing to be done. So, I have resigned myself to enjoying the world through my other senses.” I smiled. “That is a commendable outlook on such a hardship.” “As I see it, I only had two choices—to be bitter or to not. I simply chose the more enjoyable of the two. Though I will admit, I often wish I could create a more romantic story surrounding it all. You see, I have a very dull imagination—” he hesitated, “not that I care to mislead anyone, but the truth is hardly worthy of attention.” “I don’t credit myself with much creativity, but perhaps both our minds together might come to a tale worth sharing—or, in the least, to entertain ourselves?” “Miss Blakeslee, that is a capital idea!” “Well then, let us think. The grandest stories are always believable,” I paused, trying to determine an appropriate setting. “You were just telling me of your time in the British Fleet.” He nodded. “It would be fitting, and perfectly romantic, if your tale occurred at sea. Perhaps a heroic rescue?” One side of his mouth lifted. “I daresay I prefer to play the hero.” “And nothing is as heroic as rescuing a damsel in distress, do you not agree?” “I most certainly do.” I couldn’t resist grinning as a story surfaced in my mind. “I believe it must occur at night, for the mystery of things is always greater at night. You are walking the deck as Captains do, on watch for pirates or smugglers, when you hear the cry of a woman. You follow the sound to the starboard side of the ship and search the water, wondering who could be in such a state of anguish. The water is dark, with only an occasional reflection of light from the moon dancing off the waves. It would be impossible for someone to be out there, but then—” I nearly giggled at the intensity of Uncle Stanton’s concentration. “Well, what was it I saw?” he asked eagerly. “A woman, of course.” “In the sea?” “In the sea! And the most beautiful woman you have ever laid eyes on. But what was most peculiar was how her cry transformed to a song—an entrancing melody that wrapped around you, pulling you toward her.” “But she is in the water? How is she rescued?” “You are a hero, Uncle. You must jump in to save her!” He lifted his eyebrows in surprise, and I covered my mouth stifling a laugh. “Don’t look so startled at the notion, I daresay if it were a real occurrence you wouldn’t hesitate a moment. And our story must be accurate—that is why I came to this conclusion.” His face beamed with pride. “I’ve always had a propensity for acting brashly around beautiful women.” “And so, this is no different. And after you jump into the freezing water, as extremes make the account more exciting, you swim to where you expect her to be but find nothing. You search frantically, diving under the water and yelling for her—for now that you have seen her you will save her or die in the attempt. But you grow tired and, just as your strength is exhausted and you begin to sink, you are pulled from the sea.” “And how should I be saved?” “A shipmate would be a reasonable rescuer. Possibly a fellow watchman or someone who heard your distress as you searched?” I received a reassuring nod. “When they got you on deck, although you had taken in much water, your only concern was for the woman. ‘Woman?’ they’d say, ‘There was no woman in the water.’ Had they not heard the cry or the mesmerizing song? Were they not lucky enough to behold the enchanting face? They’d surely blame it on your longing imagination—though we know how dull it is—or likely a bad meal. And I fear she would forever be a mystery to you, plaguing your very existence— the image of this siren etched in your mind and her song on your heart. And your eyes would ultimately grow dim because nothing in this world could compare with the splendor you once beheld.” A satisfied smile lit his face and my own expression soon mirrored his. “You have given me quite a story, Miss Blakeslee; yet I am certain I shall never tell it as well. I’d ask you to transcribe it, so I might memorize it,” he chuckled, “but that would do little good as I’m no longer able to read.” His laugh was contagious, and I easily joined him. Glancing around to make sure no one had observed my casual behavior, my eyes locked with Mr. Edwin Stanton. His stern look took the smile from my lips and drove my gaze to my plate. “What is it, Miss Blakeslee?” Uncle Stanton asked gently. I marveled at his discernment, most people with perfect eyesight would fail to perceive what he did. “I believe I have offended your great nephew with my behavior.” “And how did you come to that conclusion?” “The intensity of his stare—as though he is condemning me from across the table.” “Many emotions can cause intensity, Miss Blakeslee. But, if he is displeased, let me ease your mind—you can hardly be the cause. These last few years he has had no difficulty finding things to aggravate him. Perhaps it is his way of being hospitable—ensuring he treats us all equally.” “Perhaps,” I said, taking comfort in the idea his ill temper hadn’t began with my arrival. Looking back toward the other side of the table our eyes met again, but this time he redirected his attention to the smiling face of Helena.         Ooh, I really enjoyed this story! It definitely had a Pride and Prejudice sort of feel for me with the brooding hero, the passionate and intelligent heroine and plenty of misunderstand and judgments on both sides. Abigail is so easy to love. Honestly, she is kind, compassionate and freely herself even when it goes against what is “proper”. She is a defender of people and exceptionally loyal. See? What’s not to love? ~Aimee brown I bought this book last night and then ended up staying up way to late to finish it! But I was enjoying it so much I couldn’t put it down! It reminded me of Edenbrooke in style and that I loved the heroine, Abigail, and her desire to stand up for good causes despite society pressures- she had so much goodness! I loved her story and how it all connected. ~Crystal This is Jess Heileman’s first novel, and I am excited for her to write more! Edwin and Abigail were easy to love and cheer for, and there was a host of secondary characters who were also fun to get to know! ~Alisa Abigail sucked me in from the first page and I had a hard time putting it down. A sweet Regency romance with all the back and forth love vs duty inherent in this type of book- which helps make them one of my favorite! The characters are well developed and believable. ~Cheryl-Lynn     Author Jess Heileman In kindergarten, Jess won a first prize ribbon for her original creation Pigs in Wigs. It was a solid storyline: there was this pig that wore a wig–and it rhymed. Not impressed? Neither were her children when shown the very masterpiece that influenced her to become an author. “You won a ribbon for that?” Yes. Yes, she did. Thankfully, life has since exposed her to a thorough education with its share of awards and accolades–and, more importantly, to the trials and human experiences that form the heart of a storyteller and the substance of great stories. Besides her love of writing, Jess is an avid reader, shameless people observer, international café loiterer, and partially retired photographer. She loves being a mother to five amazing humans and a wife to the greatest man she knows.  
        Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Code or $25 in PayPal Cash Ends 2/27/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, BookBub, Instagram, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader & Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

About A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Cami DiCarlo has always known what she wanted and where she belonged, but when her father dies, his will reveals huge secrets—four of them in the form of half sisters she never knew about—and his plans for her future, which aren’t at all what she had in mind.

She finds herself working alongside her sisters as they get ready to open the hotel for business, dealing with personality conflicts, and trying to find out who is trying to destroy the family name and ruin the hotel’s reputation before it even gets started.

Vince Talmadge, local landscape architect, seems miles away from the kind of man she usually dates, but the attraction flares between them from word one. Learning her father picked him out to be her future husband, she is not amused, but neither can she back off the path they’ve begun together. But can two people miles apart in so many ways really make things work?

My review

I read A Perfect Fit once a long time ago. In order to read the rest of the series, I decided I wanted to re-read it. I’ve noticed that each of the other titles in the series have been going on sale for free on Amazon. This one is not as squeaky clean as some. I didn’t notice any language, but there is closed door sex in a couple of scenes.

The author did a fabulous job with the characters in this one. It’s told from the point of view of Cami, but she has 5 women with her, 4 of whom she learns in the first chapter are her sisters. And she’s going to have to live with said new sisters for a year!

I love the way the reader sees the characters grow to at least respect each other in this one. They pull together in a way that they wouldn’t have been able to if they hadn’t been forced to work and live together. I think there’s something to that for all of our lives. If we’re able to get along with people and actually learn to like them, things go so much smoother.

Cami is a great character! I loved her strength. And the way she’s able to learn and grow. I also really liked Vince. The reader does see things through his eyes as well. Their love story isn’t a smooth ride, but who really has that?

The plot of this one has plenty of danger. I loved the way the author included that! It made me want to keep reading to see who was behind all of the craziness that kept happening. I really enjoyed this one and can’t wait to read the rest.

I got a copy of this one free from Amazon.com.

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About Her Beast of a Billionaire Boss

Her Beast of a Billionaire Boss

This clean romance will sweep you away to a castle where maids do your laundry, a cook makes lobster for dinner, and there’s a beauty parlor in the basement. 

Welcome to The Cove 

With heavy iron gates, two security stations, and a groundskeeper’s cottage, The Cove has everything a billionaire could ask for in a home. Dubbed Billionaire Bachelor Cove because of the resident’s single status and income portfolios, The Cove is the perfect place to hide away from the world. But, as the residents soon find out, they can’t hide from love. 

Her Beast of a Billionaire Boss 

When Bella Creer’s father has a heart attack and is unable to finish his contract for Adam Moreau, a ruthless lawyer based in Seattle, she steps in to take his place and save The Cove Phase II. 

Adam, a billionaire who lives in a secluded castle on a cliff, is gruff, demanding, brilliant, and injured. An acid attack left its mark on Adam’s face but it’s his heart wounds that Bella sees clearly. 

As she takes on the management of a multi-billion-dollar project, Bella’s confidence in herself strengthens and her attraction to Adam grows. But Adam didn’t become the best lawyer in the state by making friends and the wolves circle, ready to attack him at his weakest. Bella will have to be stronger than she’s ever been just to survive. And, before it’s too late, she’ll need to realize that her true power lies in her ability to love beyond measure.

My review

The fairy tale retelling trend is really fun! I loved the way Lucy McConnell did this one. There are so many parts where it feels like a Disney Movie. And so many parts where it feels like a Hallmark movie. I really loved everything about it!

Let’s talk about Bella. She’s a vibrant young woman. When first we meet her in the story, she’s on her way to get married to her fiance, Charles. Only they’re just going to get married in the courthouse by a justice of the peace. I love the way she finds joy in the situation and wears her favorite yellow dress. In fact, she seems to find joy in almost every situation, even when things are going wrong. I loved her strength, her sense of right and wrong and her work ethic.

Then there’s Adam. He’s known, not so affectionately, as The Beast. He meets Bella going into the courthouse. Little could either of them know that their lives are about to change. They’re going to be thrown together. Adam is a lawyer and he wins his case, but as he’s leaving court, the defendant throws acid on him, ruining his face. I loved the way Adam’s heart begins to open during this story.

The plot of this one is so much fun! I loved everything about it. Make sure to read it! I can’t wait for more.

I borrowed Her Beast of a Billionaire Boss for free from Kindle Unlimited. All opinions are my own.

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The Bighearted Groom by Karly Startford It’s not easy to hide behind a mask when the right woman dances into your arms. Travis Nelson, offensive guard for the Denver Storm, wants to be an announcer when he grows up. Unfortunately, all of the great announcing positions go to the pretty-boy quarterbacks. When an opportunity opens up at The Ultimate Sports Network, Travis decides his normal hit-it-as-hard-as-he-can strategy might not work, so he hires a publicist to help him with the interview. Jenalee Barnes, publicist extraordinaire, is fed up with football. She’s sick of the players, their drama and their giant egos. It doesn’t help that her jerk of an ex is holding the company they built together hostage until her contract is up. When Travis Nelson asks her to help him get a job as an announcer she agrees, which surprises her as much as it does her PR team. It doesn’t hurt that it makes her ex furious. Jenalee is swept away by this kind, gentle, giant who takes at-risk kids to monster truck rallies, talks to people on the street and mourns the loss of a brother he cared for through a devastating illness. She’s not ready for a relationship, even if she can’t quit thinking of kissing him. When the interview falls apart, they are left with a choice, let past insecurities blind them or trust in their hearts. Praise for The Bighearted Groom This is a refreshing and heartwarming romance with charming and sassy sweet characters that will have you enjoying each and every moment of their journey towards true love and happily ever after. I have no problem admitting that I’m not a fan of football – I’ve never been to a game, never watched more than a few minutes on tv… BUT I’m totally addicted to the Last Play Football Romances.     Author Karly Statford Karly Stratford grew up in the wild west, and finds mountains helpful in telling which direction she is going. Her lifelong goals include: travel to all seven continents, become a Jedi Knight and receive a death threat from a fan. So far she’s been to five continents, has a black belt in Kempo and is still working on the death threat. She got roped into writing clean, uplifting romance by a few of her author friends, and actually enjoys it. The women in her books are feisty, strong and independent, while the men are smart, capable and focused. She hopes that by the time you finish one of her books you’ve laughed, you’ve cried, and you’ve cheered. Karly also writes young adult, action-packed, science fiction and fantasy under the pen name Jo Schneider.   Giveaway Details $20 Amazon Gift Code or $20 in PayPal Cash Ends 2/20/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, BookBub, Instagram, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Marrying Miss Milton

Marrying Miss Milton

One must never underestimate the consequence of a simple kiss…

Tall, dark, and brooding, the Viscount of Barnet stole Jane Milton’s heart the day she saw him astride his black horse in the woods. With her three seemingly perfect younger sisters now married, Jane might finally have a chance to win him over. When she learns of his upcoming trip to Brighton, she grasps at an opportunity to be a companion to an elderly woman there, in order to follow—er—accompany Lord Barnet to the seaside town. 

Mr. Philip Honeyfield has suffered the dreaded misfortune of inheriting a title. Ungainly and shy, how can he perform well in the eye of society? To navigate his new role, Philip seeks advice from an unlikely source. When he is smitten by his grandmother’s new companion, Miss Jane Milton, his advisor offers one final piece of counsel: he must kiss her at the upcoming ball. 

But a moonlit kiss can be catastrophic when witnessed by a cunning mother, a marriage can be inconvenient when forced, and a woman’s heart can be difficult to win when it belongs to another. Can an unexpected love conquer Jane’s resentment and Philip’s regret? Or will that simple kiss turn out to be his greatest misfortune of all? 

Marrying Miss Milton is a sweet & clean regency romance novel. 

My review

I’ve really enjoyed reading Ashtyn Newbold’s books! I love that she’s writing these so quickly. It seems there is almost always a new one of hers to read and that makes me happy!

I loved Jane in this one. I didn’t love the way her family treated her as almost an afterthought. All of Jane’s younger sisters have made advantageous matches. But Jane is as yet unmarried. She fancies herself in love with Viscount Barnet. I loved the way she and her friend, Caroline, figure out a way for Jane to follow Lord Barnet to Brighton, as a companion to Caroline’s grandmother.

That’s where Jane meets Phillip. Phillip has just inherited the title of Marquess. I loved Jane and Phillip’s first meeting. Jane is besotted with Lord Barnet and wants nothing at all to do with Phillip. Jane’s mother has other ideas.

Jane’s mother happens to catch the two in what she said was a compromising situation at a ball. And insisted the couple be married. Of course, Jane wants nothing to do with that. Phillip is not dismayed with the situation.

I loved watching the two of them make things work in their forced marriage. They both grew and learned a lot. The situation ends up beautiful.

This one has so many fun characters from A Convenient Engagement that I was thrilled to get to see again. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

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

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A Tip of the Cap by Rebecca Connolly With Cap in hand… Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery, needs a wife. He has four children, a peerage, and a demanding secret occupation as a member of the London League; all of which give him a fulfilling life, so a proper marriage of convenience is all he seeks. But when he meets Elizabeth Owens, things begin to change. Distance becomes difficult, convenience becomes rather inconvenient, and his exciting life as a spy turns on its head. …Love comes to call… Beth Owens seizes the chance to marry the handsome and striking Earl of Montgomery, marriage of convenience or not. Her heart is his for the taking, and she is determined that he eventually will. But the more she learns about her husband, the more he puzzles her. He has secrets, she is well aware, but just how many and how deeply do they run? And when she finds a few secrets of her own, will they ever have a chance at love?       “I hope you don’t mind that I asked Mrs. Granger to introduce us, Miss Owens,” he said, somehow smiling in his tone but not with his mouth. Beth shook her head quickly. “Not at all, my lord, I am grateful for the opportunity.” He opened his mouth to reply, then closed it, cocking his head in confusion. “Were you, indeed?” She nodded meekly. “Yes, my lord.” She opted not to say more, trying to remember how to be demure and polite when faced with a powerful man who could give her a desperately-needed position. Impertinence would not be appreciated, nor would rambling. Beth tended to be inclined towards both. Lord Montgomery propped his elbow on the arm of the sofa, hand positioned in a thoughtful pose against his face. “Tell me about yourself, Miss Owens, if you please.” Beth straightened up, praying her hands would remain gracefully clasped in her lap. “I am from Oxfordshire, my lord, near Abingdon. My godparents sent me to finish at Mrs. Rampton’s School in Berkshire where I received an excellent education, giving me all the skills and knowledge that a competent and capable governess ought to possess. I am learned in French, German, and Latin; I have skills in penmanship, arithmetic, as well as prominent literature. I can teach deportment and manners, as well as…” “Miss Owens,” Lord Montgomery interrupted, a deep furrow between his brows, “I don’t wish to engage you as a governess.” Beth stared at him for a moment, then sighed heavily and let her shoulders droop a little. “No, of course, you don’t.” She was not entirely sure if she were disappointed or relieved, but she suspected it was an odd mixture of both. In truth, she would have to admit that arithmetic made her itch, and her German accent sounded as though she were ill. Her aggrieved headmistress had maintained that Beth’s skills in deportment bordered on ‘just enough to not be shocking’, so she really would have been quite hopeless. Her reaction seemed to amuse him. “Why would you think that was why I asked Mrs. Granger for an introduction?” he queried, that sort-of smile returning to his face. She stared at him rather blankly. “Why else would you want to meet with me, my lord?” “That… is an excellent question,” he said slowly, his thumb grazing his jaw absently as his gaze fixed on her. It was all she could do to not fidget under such a gaze. “Yes, sir?” she prodded, smiling nervously. His lips quirked with an ironic tilt. “I haven’t yet decided, Miss Owens.” Beth smiled in earnest now, laughing at the bizarre twist of their conversation. “Will you tell me when you have?” Lord Montgomery gave a slow nod. “Most assuredly.”     I went into this book knowing that I was going to like it, but not thinking that I was going to love it. But I was SO into this book. I loved the characters and just had no idea where the story was going-which I loved. I love how this book really seemed to connect the previous London league books with what’s to come. There are so many questions in my head after reading this that I’m dying for the rest of this series! And to find out more about the rest of the London league! I truly think this is my most favorite of all Rebecca Connolly’s stories!!! I love it when I can laugh and cry in the same story. This has the perfect balance of all the feelings here. Seriously. I cried twice. And laughed much more. Of course. I am still in my happy place after reading that amazing book:} It was pretty near perfect:} I loved it so much.     Author Rebecca Connolly Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.
   
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Escape to Everly Manor

Nineteen-year-old Lizzy and her young brother, Thomas, find themselves orphaned after a tragic accident claims the lives of their parents. Their estrange Uncle Cline arrives to claim his inheritance, and his roguish ways cast a shadow over the manor. Both the family estate and guardianship of his niece and nephew were left to him, and scheming Uncle Cline is determined to indulge his newfound wealth and rid himself of his charges. Desperate to save her brother form a dangerous life at sea, and herself from being married off to a detestable old gentleman, Lizzy knows there is only one choice left—they must run.

Lizzy and Thomas sneak away and find refuge in an abandoned cabin. There they remain hidden—until fate acquaints Lizzy with Mr. Barton, a charming gentleman who is immediately intrigued by the mysterious young woman. Concealing her identity, Lizzy is unaware that there is much more to this compassionate man than meets the eye. Through his kindness to herself and her brother, Lizzy begins to trust Mr. Barton. Soon Lizzy realizes he may be her best hope for a life in which she can live—and love—as she chooses . . .

My review

The plot of Escape to Everly Manor pulled me in right from the very beginning. Everything about it was amazing! I loved the peril, the characters, the setting and the adventure.

Lizzy is such a strong young woman. She thinks about things and how she will make them work to her advantage. I loved her unselfishness as well. She would do anything to protect her younger brother Thomas, and she proves that over and over. I loved the way she convinces him that they are going to have a grand adventure, even as they’re in danger.

Then there’s Barton. I had to laugh at the parts where he and Lizzy have misunderstandings. He is a caring young man. I loved the way he would have done anything to protect Lizzy. What she didn’t understand was just what that meant for her life. These two had so many misunderstandings until the very end of the book. They could have saved a lot of problems if they’d just worked them out as they happened.

But then the plot wouldn’t have been as fun! It was really full of danger and adventure. I loved the whole thing!

Make sure to grab your own copy of this one!

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The No Regrets Groom by Taylor Hart Last Play Masquerade Football Romances A hot football player and a bet–what more could you want for Valentine’s day? Ziggy Brady, center for the Denver Storm, doesn’t expect to dance with the woman who broke his heart ten years ago. But a bet issued by the owner of the Storm, is the catalyst for asking her. He certainly can’t believe she slaps him, and he really doesn’t know what to do when she throws in his face the fact her boyfriend is proposing later that night. The truth, is that Sophia Charles will always be his biggest regret. Sophia Charles doesn’t want to dance with Ziggy Brady at a fundraiser; but his brother has ALS and she actually likes Ty. Ziggy, on the other hand, has serious ego issues and the media doesn’t help them by calling him Aquaman. When Ziggy shows up at her office asking her to go on a ‘bucket list’ trip for Ty to help create awareness and raise money to find a cure for ALS, she reluctantly agrees. The No Regrets Tour consists of: driving cross country in a Retro RV, visiting an old Prison, staying at a Haunted Mansion, rafting the Snake River, and putting Graffiti Art on Devil’s Tower -which will most-likely land them in jail. Sophia and Ziggy find themselves unable to stay away from one another. When Ty confesses to writing a bogus break up letter from Ziggy to Sophia ten years ago, all the reasons they should stay away from one another melt away. And they find themselves, laughing and talking and kissing and catching up for all the time they missed out on. When Ty has a break down and the tour comes to a halt, they must make a choice–walk away from it all or forgive and have No Regrets! From Taylor: Ziggy might be one of my favorite characters because he’s been so broken by losing the love of his life the past ten years. Through misunderstandings and intentional attacks, they never got their chance until now! And watching their love story unwind was–gooey and swoony and so much fun! I hope you love this second chance love story as much as I did! Also, the Brady Brothers have a holy path to walk. One where they unite together for their brother, Ty, recently diagnosed with ALS. This disease is near and dear to my heart because I recently had a friend pass away from it. And my friend–changed my life by showing me how to better follow the Savior’s example through her smile in the face of heartache. Through her devotion when no one would have blamed her for falling apart. I miss her. And I hope more awareness will be created through my books. More empathy. More hope. More faith. And eventually a cure! Thank you for reading and thank you for your love! A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to finding a cure for ALS. Praise for The No Regrets Groom Grab a box of tissues and get ready for tears and plenty of laughter! I’ve totally fallen for the Brady family-you get to know a little bit more of all of them in The No Regrets Groom. I’m looking forward to all of their stories with eager anticipation! Ziggy and Sophia’s love story is beautiful and romantic, crazy and laugh out loud fun, and inspiring with it’s lovely message of forgiveness, family, grace, and second chances. There is a wonderful theme running through this book that everything will happen, as it is supposed to, in God’s perfect timing. I giggled and sniffled through this book along with all of the wonderful characters, and in the end, despite having to stop multiple times to wipe my eyes, at the end of the book I’m smiling. I LOVED the ending!!!! ~Sarah Sarber The No Regrets Groom is a sweet romance about a couple that loved each other in their school days, but due to family meddling are separated for years. Taylor Hart writes a fun and moving love story about them. The books also deals with ALS, and somehow, Ms. Hart manages to give it the seriousness that it calls for, while writing a beautiful romance. I loved the camaraderie and solidarity of the football teammates and of the Brady brothers. There is amazing forgiveness illustrated in the story. I love the idea of living such a life as to have no regrets. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-written story. ~LGS Giveaway Details $20 Amazon Gift Code or $20 in PayPal Cash Ends 2/17/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be chosen. 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