About The Letter Carrier

The Letter Carrier

When the German march across Europe reaches France, young Michelle Naget and her family join the throngs fleeing for safety. But their flight ends in capture by the Nazis, with one member of the family taken, while the rest of the family is sent back to their village of Braquis, France, to serve the enemy who has commandeered their home.

For the next four years, the Nagets live in the crosshairs of the enemy living under their roof and of the neighbors who question the family’s loyalties. Every day becomes a test of faith for Michelle-in God, in family, in the hope that the Allies will come, and in the letters from a young French rebel named Légère who promises Michelle that she will be free again.

But when the Nazis’ torment increases, and the razor-thin line between life and death narrows for the Nagets, the family’s motto, “We do what must be done,” and Michelle’s faith in God, give her the courage to face her enemy and do whatever she must to protect the family she loves.

My review

Sometimes you get to read a book that really touches you in some way or another. This one by Laurie Lewis is one of those for me.

Sometimes World War II books can be hard to read. There were so many things that happened during that time period to the people that are just hard. And this author did a good job of showing that hard things happened. But she also did a good job of showing that there was still hope, even when things were hard.

The Letter Carrier is based on the true story of Michelle Naget, or Mimie. Michelle’s family lived in France. And their country and home were invaded by the Nazi’s. I loved Michelle’s faith. Even in the darkest of times, she believed that God knew her and knew of her. And that he would help her when needed. And he did. Miraculous things happened to the Naget family. But they still had to learn many hard lessons.

I loved this book! I feel like I gained a greater understanding about what life would have been like for people who were occupied during the war. And there are great lessons to be learned from those who suffered.

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

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About Mirror


After everything that happened, there are five things I’m sure of:
One – My name is Grace Gentry.
At least that hasn’t changed.
Two – Impossibly, time can be bent, shaped, and altered.
Jumping centuries breaks laws, and I’m living the consequences—good and bad.
Three – My future is undeniably cemented in the past.
He lives in yesterday, but I want him to be part of my tomorrow.
Four – Some things lost are not lost forever.
Sometimes they’re only misplaced.
Five – Evil is not confined by time.
And this evil has traveled to find me.

One week ago, I didn’t know time could move backwards.
One week ago, I didn’t know anything existed behind the glass of the mirror.
One week ago, I didn’t know—couldn’t know—that when I finally found light, I unwillingly welcomed darkness.

My review

This book by Janessa Burt is one I bought for my birthday. It was one that was recommended by a friend on Instagram. And then it sat on my shelf for a really long time. But it’s so good!

I loved Grace in this book. She is so spunky. In the first chapter, she’s in the present day time and she has to defend herself. I love that Grace is not afraid to do that when she needs to. But then she ends up being pushed through a mirror. And she’s in the past.

Grace is still Grace even in the past. She says things that confuse the people around her who actually belong in the past. But she also is able to help those around her. And she’s still willing to defend herself and others when she needs to.

I loved this book! And I need to read the next one right away!

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About Abandoned


Cowgirl sass takes on cowboy charm in this second-chance romance.

Shelly Vance has loved her real-life hero Thor Delta for years but when she loses everyone she loves, including her horse, she turns her back on heaven and on Thor.

Thor has no idea how to get through to Shelly, but he’ll never give up. The superhero Thor can save a world. The cowboy hero Thor must save the woman he loves.

My review

I have to say that I love it when characters are able to grow and change through a book plot. This book by Cami Checketts has a really good example of that.

The main character of this book is Shelly. She’s a barrel racer in rodeos when she can. But she’s had a string of bad luck. And her horse and best friend, Grace, has been injured. This leaves Shelly faltering a bit. She is worried that she will bring bad luck to her boyfriend, Thor, so she dumps him. The reader can tell that was not what she would have preferred. But she feels she has no choice.

Shelly is the kind of woman who is amazing. She can do anything she puts her mind to. Shelly is independent. And she cares fiercely for her family and those around her. I loved those things about her.

Thor is really confused. They’ve been dating a long time. And he loves Shelly and wants her back. Thor is the best of guys. He’s a cowboy. Loving and loyal. Caring and worried for Shelly. But he has a secret. A secret that could get him hurt.

I really enjoyed reading this one! I loved Shelly and Thor. And now I need to figure out the secret!

I borrowed an e-copy of Abandoned using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About Love on Camera

Love on Camera

Madi doesn’t have time to date. Oliver has all the time in the world.

When wedding photographer Madi is challenged to find herself ten dates in three months, she turns to her older brother’s three best friends to be her stand-ins. It helps her win the challenge without having to deal with the stress of dating. What could go wrong?

Oliver hasn’t had much to do since selling his company, and helping Madi has given his life meaning again. But when she asks him to pose as her boyfriend—more than just a fake date here and there—he suddenly finds himself questioning his feelings toward the girl he always saw as a little sister. Feelings that would get him murdered by his best friend.

No one sees the real Oliver the way Madi does, and Madi has never been as comfortable around anyone as she is with Oliver. With the fake part of their relationship feeling less and less fake, they both have to decide if they’re brave enough to take that first step toward something real. Is a chance at love worth risking a lifetime of friendship?

My review

I have LOVED everyone of Dana LeCheminant’s books. And it made me so happy to see that she had written a romantic comedy. And she used my favorite fake relationship trope! Happy dance! This book is so great!

I loved Madi. It made me laugh that she could never make up her mind about anything, down to cake and ice cream flavors. I’m kind of the same way. She is a great wedding photographer. That leads to a bet with Danny, the wedding planner. He’ll pay her to take new pictures for his website, if she’ll double with him on ten dates. Madi wants the job, but doesn’t have time for the dates. So she enlists her good friends, the Wonder Boys, to help her out.

I loved the Wonder Boys. Each of these guys has been friends with Madi and her brother, Kit, for a really long time. And they all have each other’s backs. I loved the friendship between all of them. And the way these guys were willing to help Madi with anything she needed.

I loved that Oliver and Madi had been friends for so long. It both seemed a little awkward and completely natural when they started dating. Awkward if they were around Kit or the other guys, because they both were feeling way more than fake feelings for each other. Everything about their love story was so great!

I loved this one and I can’t wait for more of this series!

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

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About Matched with Her Fake Fiance

Matched with Her Fake Fiance

Adulting is hard. So is finding a partner who’ll stick around.Dani Higgins’s life has been nothing but one change after another over the last few months. From graduating college to a broken long-term relationship, and now, more struggling to keep her job of six days. When an attractive Boston bachelor asks her to be his fake girlfriend, she agrees. But as they spend time with each other, Dani’s feelings move from pretend to real.

Miles Clark is done being set up by his mother, and with his family’s event season on the horizon, he figures his best bet at side-stepping her is showing up with a girlfriend. When he meets cute Dani, he suggests a partnership that will be mutually beneficial for both of them—only after a few dates, his heart isn’t on the same page.

As their agreement comes to an end, will they risk their hearts and reveal their feelings?

My review

I was so excited to finally get to read Dani’s story! I loved Dani in Matched with Her Runaway Groom. And I just knew her story was going to be great.

Dani was a great character. She made me laugh so many times! I loved the beginning scene where Dani and Miles meet for the first time. The dates these two were with were probably the worst ever. And what happens next is the greatest!

I loved the way Miles’ friends convince him that he needs to find a fake girlfriend. He finds that in Dani. But Miles never treated their relationship as if it were fake. I loved the way he went out of his way to care for Dani. And get her whatever he could to make her life happier and easier.

There are so many great things about this one! You really need to read it!

I was sent a copy of Matched with Her Fake Fiance as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About a Summer Mismatch

A Summer Mismatch

He’s an irresistible vet who keeps everyone at a distance. She’s a children’s book author in a small beach town. Their families are archrivals, but the forbidden has never looked so sweet.

Logan Kent is the one man I should stay away from.

His grandpa ruined my family’s business. Or maybe my grandpa ruined his family’s business. It depends on who you ask, but businesses were wrecked.

Yet when I run into him (literally) on one of the worst days of my life, it only takes one smile (and one sniff of his should-be-illegal, divine cologne) for me to fall head over heels.

Not only does he smell good (trust me, he does), he’s great with kids, elephants, and my brother, Cameron, who is staying with me for the summer.

But I can’t fall for Enemy Number One.

My grandma seems determined to matchmake us—even if her methods are straight out of the Most Dramatic Season Ever of my favorite show.

Too bad our grandpas will do anything to separate us, even if it tears us all apart.

Star-crossed lovers has a nice ring to it, right?

For readers who love sweet and steamy kisses, scheming matchmakers, and wished Romeo and Juliet had more alligators, elephants, antics, and a swoony happily ever after.

My review

I LOVE these books set in Diamond Cove. Each of the authors who wrote them have done a great job staying true to the characters that carry over from book to book. And they’ve all done a great job with their love story too.

This one by Kaylee Baldwin features one of my most favorite meet cutes ever! You’re going to have to read it to see why. But I just loved the way that Julia and Logan met. It set up the whole book so well. And it just fit the two characters.

I love Julia. She’s so selfless. I love how she’s caring for her younger brother for the summer while her parents are on a dream trip. And he had some challenges, so that would not have been easy. One thing about Julia is that she doesn’t know how to say no at the beginning. I loved how she started standing up for herself little by little as the book went on.

Logan is a great guy. He’s had a lot of hard things happen in his life in a short amount of time. He really just needs a breather. But that’s not quite what he gets. I loved how he steps up and becomes the person everyone and every animal around him needs him to be.

I loved the forbidden love aspect of this book. The whole story just sucked me in. And I loved every minute of it!

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About Five Days with My Kinda Evil Ex

** I can’t believe I agreed to this! **

Daisy is struggling to get over her past.
Ian would do anything to fix it.

When these high school sweethearts get a second chance,
their chemistry is stronger than ever.
But will their differences keep them apart?

Ever dreamed of being famous? I did, but not like this.
I’m Cake Girl—from the viral video where the groom shoves cake in the bride’s face.

That video cost me my marriage which, let’s face it, was doomed from the start since the groom, Ian Kelly, is downright evil. Five years later, I’m still fighting flashbacks. But now I have a shot at the two things I want most—love and redemption.

I agreed to be on Time Warp, the tv show that gives couples a second chance. I told the producers I did not want a second chance with Ian Kelly, the groom who ruined my life.

Sadly, they didn’t listen.

Now I’m stuck with my evil ex for five days while the cameras roll.
Will Ian show me he’s worthy of a second chance or will we both come out of the experiment worse off than we were before?

Dozens of Cameras
Millions of Viewers
One Second chance

My review

I’m loving reading these books by Kimberly Krey! The plot of this one is just so funny. I loved everything about it.

Daisy is a successful young woman. She works hard, and that’s about all. But Daisy has a bit of a secret past. She was the star of a viral video when her new husband shoved cake up her nose. Which led her to annulling their wedding. And now she’s been asked to be on Time Warp with one of her exes. And, of course, it was Ian, the man she was married to that was chosen.

I loved the way this one played out. Daisy and Ian are forced to relive their disastrous ceremony. And Daisy gets even. I loved that scene, it made me laugh so very hard. But what I really loved was the way both Daisy and Ian want to make things right and get a second chance at their love.

This book is a quick, enjoyable read. I can’t wait for the next one!

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About The Dreaming Beauty

The Dreaming Beauty

Once upon a dream, two cursed people fell in love . . .

Tansy White doesn’t want to end up alone like her three aunts who raised her, but when she is betrayed by her would-be betrothed, she fears she might never change her fate. At her aunts’ suggestion, she seizes the chance to visit Rose Cottage, the country home of her late mother. For years, dreams of the cottage have haunted Tansy, and she is convinced it holds the answer to her hidden past. But after getting caught in a terrible storm, she meets a man who is just as determined as she is to learn all her secrets.

Marcus Taylor, brother to the Duke of Westmorland, is also troubled by vivid dreams. On a sleepless night, as a tempest rages outside his brother’s estate, he makes a discovery far more mysterious than any dream: a young woman, cold as ice, lies unconscious in the library, and he is sure she is the key to solving his problems. When she wakes, what begins as a shared quest for information turns into an unexpected friendship. As they piece together the fragments of their pasts, they discover a tangled web of lies, and their feelings for each other become just as entwined. But is their love as strong as their dreams . . . or their fate?

My review

Anneka Walker has a way with weaving a fairy tale into an amazing regency romance! I loved The Masked Baron and was so excited to get to read this one. And isn’t that cover amazing?!

Tansy is an amazing character! I loved the way the reader got to know her and her story better and better the deeper they got into the story. And the way the author weaved a mystery in here was just amazing as well! I loved the way Tansy cared for her aunts, helping them with whatever they needed.

Marcus…I loved his character so much! He was always willing to step in to help anyone who needed it, including Tansy’s family. I loved his humility. And how he was trying to research dreams to figure out his own. Tansy and Marcus just fit. And he had a mystery to figure out as well.

This author has such a way with characters. And there are so many great ones in this book. The author did such a great job with the plot too. Leaving the reader thinking and amazed at just how well everything fit together!

I was sent a copy of The Dreaming Beauty as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Class Act

Class Act

It started out innocently enough . . .

Hailey Thomas is perfectly content living a quiet life as a second-grade teacher. She’s definitely not looking for a husband. But when one of her students can’t stop bragging about her single dad, she decides to do some sleuthing and what she finds turns her into a part-time internet stalker, complete with daydreams she can never admit to.

When the object of her research shows up at her school and accuses her of scheming with his eight year-old daughter, she vows to put an end to all of it and avoid him at all costs. Ford Whittaker may be a wealthy businessman and ridiculously handsome single dad, but he’s definitely not the man she’d imaged he was.

Only, avoiding Ford is becoming impossible thanks to her honorary uncle, her four best friends, and the daughter that actually is a schemer. Every week it’s something new, and the more they get thrown together, the more Hailey wonders if maybe she’d been a little bit lonelier than she realized.

And maybe Ford was too.

My review

Aspen Hadley is one of my very favorite romantic comedy authors. I love her characters and settings. Her books seem like they could be real.

Hailey is such a great character! I loved how she was with the kids she taught. Especially Hillary. She just seemed to know what the kids needed instinctively. The first run in with Hillary’s dad, Ford, made me laugh. Hailey was just really awkward. And the whole situation was hilarious! And then they just keep getting thrown together!

I loved reading Hailey’s thoughts. She’s just a little bit snarky. I loved that she seemed real.

The love story in this one was so great! I loved every bit of it.

Hailey’s got great friends too. I can’t wait to read each of their stories! If you haven’t read anything by this author yet, you need to. This is one book I really want to read more than one time.

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

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About Townshipped


Everyone said it wasn’t as though a woman was going to land on my doorstep and fall in love with me.

Never say never.

Now, this woman literally crashes into my life, but she doesn’t remember a thing about what happened before she got here.

She’s beautiful and a little sassy.
The longer she’s here, the more I feel like she’s the missing piece of a puzzle I didn’t even know I was trying to solve.

Our small town has her pegged as my imported bride, my mom’s already sharing family recipes, and my best friend won’t stop taunting me about the way I look at her.

For once in my life, I can picture a future with someone — with this woman fate seems to have brought me from out of nowhere.
The funny thing about fate? Things never go quite the way you planned.

My review

If you haven’t been reading this series by Savannah Scott, you are missing out! I’m loving the storylines, the town, the people of the town. This is such a great romantic comedy series!

I was so glad to see Aiden get his story! Aiden lives by himself out of the town of Bordeaux (say Bored-Ox), well…kind of by himself. He’s got his goats and his llama, and they bring tons of drama by themselves. Aiden has been hurt before, so seeing him get his own love was so great! I love Aiden’s big heart, he’s the first to help someone out or take someone in. And that is proven over and over again in this book.

I loved Mallory. She’s a strong woman. Strong enough to call off her wedding and take the planned honeymoon by herself. But…she gets in an accident in the snow. And crashes at Aiden’s house. He takes her in, but Mallory can’t remember anything. She ends up going by “Em” and healing and doing whatever she can to help out at Aiden’s house.

I LOVED watching these two fall in love. Em’s amnesia makes them both a bit more careful than they would normally be. But their story is so sweet. And it’s kind of hilarious how the whole town of Bordeaux makes a beeline for Aiden’s door to get a glimpse of Em.

It was fun to see other loved characters like Trevor and Lexi and Rob and Laura back in this one too. And I can’t forget Aiden’s animals. Billy Jean has got to be one of my all time favorite characters. She just makes me laugh.

If you love a good rom-com, you’ve got to read this one!

I was sent a copy of Townshipped as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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