About Heirs of Falcon Point

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In the early days of World War II, the Lang family lost everything. Eighty years later, it’s time to take it back.

The Nazis have taken control of Austria, and wealthy widower Leopold Lang faces a difficult decision: join the ranks of the foreign power that has taken over his homeland or flee with his children to safety. Leopold makes his choice–but too late. His family is ripped apart, never to be reunited. But decades later, fate brings together the descendants of this broken dynasty in the place where it all began–Falcon Point.

Anna, Cole, and Tess have never met, each relying on fractured pieces of information to understand their Austrian heritage. But when unforeseen opportunities draw these Lang cousins to to Falcon Point, they soon discover they are not alone in their quest to claim the coveted property and the fabled treasure hidden within. Unfortunately, another claimant, one with a much darker heritage, is determined to eliminate the Lang family once and for all.

My review

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I opened this book. It was not to be blown away with danger, intrigue and suspense from the very beginning. But that was exactly what happened. I loved everything about this book! From the very beginning it keeps the reader intrigued and wanting to know what will come next.

This book starts out during the early days of World War II. The Lang family are the main characters. There are three Lang children, Karl, Ingrid and Anna. And they are in danger from the first. I really loved the way the plot moves from the lives of these three children to the lives of one of their grandchildren. It was kind of fun how the authors left the details of what happened to each of them to be told as it came out in the story.

I thought the authors did a fantastic job with all of the characters. The reader feels as though they know them and they care about what happens to them as the story goes along.

And the plot line. Wow! I could see this one in my mind as it unfolded. It was fantastic. I loved the danger and the mystery that the characters must figure out before it’s too late.

This is one of those books that you won’t want to put down. It’s fantastic!

I was sent a copy of Heirs of Falcon Point as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Love, Austen

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A matchmaker who can’t commit, a jaded divorce lawyer, and a mutually beneficial business agreement.

Matchmaker Meg Austen is focused on one thing—finding the financial backing to create the app for her company, Love, Austen. When the investment firm tells her she needs a boyfriend to prove her faith in her matchmaking process, she fears her dreams might never become a reality. Sure, she can match up other people, but love for herself. She’s not interested.

Parker Matthews is determined to get the partnership left vacant by his father’s death. But when a colleague suggests having a girlfriend will increase his chances to get the partnership, he panics–he’s cut women out of his life completely after his last relationship and wouldn’t even know who to ask.

As they spend real time together, their fake feelings change. But when their fears about commitment resurface, can they find a way to work past them? Or will Meg and Parker have to find another way to get what they want while mending their broken hearts?

My review

I love a good romance series. And bonus, this one by Britney M Mills already has six books released. That means I don’t have to wait for more books to come out!

I loved Meg in this book. How could I not? She has built her whole matchmaking business around Jane Austen books. But she is in need of money and must have a boyfriend to get it. I loved that she is the strong type of girl who doesn’t want to have to lean on any one else.

Then there’s Parker. If he wants to be a partner in his father’s law firm, he’s going to have to have a girlfriend. And he’s a genuinely nice guy. I loved the way he just knew what to do to help Meg in a ton of little situations.

I loved the premise of this one. Both of them needing a significant other. Fake relationships turning real is my favorite trope.

This book is one of those that I didn’t want to put down. It’s so great!

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About Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happily ever after! This special holiday historical romance anthology featuring three heartwarming novellas proves that no matter the obstacles, ’tis the season for love.

  • Meet Me under the Kissing Boughcby Josi S. Kilpack Deborah Winfrey hasn’t had the heart to host a holiday party since her husband’s death. But this Christmas, it’s time to move forward. The festivities bring renewed life to her home, and the attentions of two very different men promise a chance at new love.
  • Healing Hearts for the Holidays by Anneka R. Walker Julia Hunt is strictly forbidden from associating with the family in the nearby manor—including the handsome younger son, Esmond, who quickly steals her heart. With Christmas around the corner, an old bundle of hidden love letters may be the key to her own happily ever after. 
  • A  Christmas Correspondence by Sarah L. McConkie In this novella inspired by the timeless tale A Christmas Carol, John Charleston finds himself on an unexpected journey in the company of the insufferable Lady Caroline Morleigh. But the magic of the season has a way of softening even the hardest of hearts.

My review

I love a good Christmas romance! So a book with multiple Christmas stories in it is even better! This one was a lot of fun to read. It made me smile. I love that you can get through one of the stories in it easily in a day.

Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough by Josi S Kilpack is first in the book. I loved Deborah. She is a kind and gracious hostess. She just wants to get through her Christmas party. One thing that was so great about this one was being able to learn a little more about the historical Christmas traditions of the English. That was fascinating. There is a fun love story with a misunderstanding. I loved the characters and the ending of this one was great!

Next up is Anneka R Walker’s Healing Hearts for the Holidays. I loved this one too! Julia is such a kind and loving girl. She wants nothing more than to visit her sick sister, who she has been forbidden to visit. I loved how she and Esmond find the letters from their parents, letters that had never been read. This one had such a cute story!

Last up is A Christmas Correspondence by Sarah L McConkie. I loved this author’s take on the classic, A Christmas Carol. Lady Caroline is truly awful in this one. I loved the way she was forced to grow through the story. And I loved John and his sweet family. The ending of this one was truly satisfying. The perfect way to end the book.

I loved this book! Make sure to read it before Christmas!

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About Heart in the Highlands

Heart in the Highlands

An arranged marriage was never what Callum Darrington, future Duke of Edinbane, imagined for himself. But with the well-being of his uncle’s family hanging in the balance, Callum strikes a bargain with his father and reluctantly agrees to tie himself to a stranger. The reality of the lovely Lady Katherine is more than he could have hoped for, and their wedding heralds a bright new future for the couple—until Callum discovers his father deliberately deceived him. Callum lashes out, setting in motion heartbreak not even he could have foreseen.

Four years later, Callum is ready to piece together the marriage he so carelessly destroyed. But their years apart have hardened Kate: she is not the naïve and trusting young woman she once was, and she has no intention of allowing Callum a foothold in her life or her heart. Despite her coldness, Callum works to regain her trust and rebuild their marriage, not realizing Kate harbors a secret that could change everything—and this time, there is much more at stake than just her heart.

My review

This book by Heidi Kimball was one that everyone was raving about on Instagram. And let me tell you, it lived up to the hype. I loved everything about this book!

I loved Kate. She is a strong woman who goes through so many losses in the course of this book. Those losses make her strong, but they also make the walls she throws up around her heart strong. I loved the way she was with Callum, even though she only met him less than a day before they were married. And the way she was with her daughter, I just loved her character!

Callum…I liked him. He and Kate had an instant connection. But he leaves almost as soon as they marry, for such a long time. It’s no wonder Kate erected such high walls around her heart. I did love the way he goes about rebuilding their relationship. These two just work together.

One thing this author did such a great job with was taking the reader to Scotland. I loved the way she wrote the words, I could almost hear the Scottish brogue as I was reading it. And her descriptions of Scotland. Wow! I need a trip to Scotland right away.

This book was one I didn’t want to put down. I loved everything about it!

I bought my own copy of Heart in the Highlands. All opinions are my own.

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About Royally Rearranged

Royally Rearranged

There WILL be a royal wedding. The only question–who will be my groom?

An arranged marriage isn’t the worst fate for a princess like me. Especially because I’ve been in love with my intended groom since we were children.

But when my prince shows up with an American girlfriend instead of an engagement ring, all arrangements are off.

The clock is nearing midnight–I won’t turn into a pumpkin, but if I’m not wed by summer’s end, I’ll forfeit my kingdom.

Just your typical royal dilemma.

Out of sheer desperation, I make a deal with a devilish duke. Rafe de Silva is the prince’s rival and has a plan so ridiculous it just might work.

One moment, Rafe seems to relish making the prince jealous.

And the next… he’s making me question everything with his words, his touch, and his ability to melt my Ice Princess persona.

I’m not always given the luxury of choice, but now I have a huge one to make. I only hope I don’t lose my crown, my heart, or myself in the process…

Royally Rearranged is a sizzling, swoony, closed-door romantic comedy.

My review

I LOVE a good rom-com. Emma St Clair is amazing at writing them. I was really excited when I saw she was going to write a royal one. And she did a great job with it!

I loved Princess Serafina. Being in her head during the story was really fun! She thought she was in love with Callum ever since she was a little girl. Maybe part of that was due to having a contract to marry him. But when he shows up with an American and declares he won’t be told who to marry, that leaves Sera with no options left to her. There was a lot Sera learned throughout the story, both about her situation and about herself. I loved the way she was able to stand up for herself and choose what she wanted for her life and for her country. Such a great character!

Then there’s Rafe. Rafe had a lot to overcome. His background, his reputation, and what those closest to him wanted him to do. I loved his character. He is the perfect match for Serafina. And his witty banter with her was one of the very best parts of the book. So was his belief in her, that she could do anything. And she was better in those parts where she knew he felt that way.

It’s fun that this book starts and ends with telling a little girl a fairy tale. Such a fun way to open and close the book.

If you’re looking for a great, funny, happily ever after royals book, this is the book for you!

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About Reaching for the Savior

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Drawing upon her unique life experiences, Sister Reyna Aburto invites readers to join with her in strengthening Christ’s Church. Through her relatable style and humble approach, Sister Aburto shares her insights about growing up in Nicaragua, losing her brother in a devastating earthquake, having a spouse struggle with addiction, dealing with divorce and single parenting, joining the Church, and developing a deep conviction of the Savior’s love and the transcendent power of His atoning sacrifice. Each chapter addresses a specific way we can reach for the Savior, from studying the Book of Mormon to temple worship to strengthening our wards to ministering and more. Through trials and difficulties, personal darkness, and mental and emotional struggles, we can find small and simple ways of drawing closer to God in Reaching for the Savior.

My review

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. When the female leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints write a book, you know it’s going to be great. This one is just that, great!

I loved the way Sister Aburto writes this. She writes in such a conversational way. That makes it easy to read the book. It’s just like you’ve sat down with this amazing woman and had a conversation with her.

I loved her insights. And that she was willing to talk about hard subjects. Her chapter on mental hardships is one everyone should read.

This is one of those books that you just need to read! Thank you to Sister Reyna Aburto for writing it!

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About A Blind Date for the Marine

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Blind dating for the digital age. What could go wrong?

When my best friend asks me to test his new dating app, I’m not sure it’s a good idea. After all, I’m moving out of the country in six months. What’s the point?

But he insists it’s just to help him out, so I give it a shot. Plus, the mystery of it is kind of fun. There are no photos until you’ve been talking for thirty days, so it’s all about the connection.

What I didn’t expect was to immediately hit it off with a bookish charmer on the app at the same time as someone pretty similar in real life. Two women? Why couldn’t this happen when I wasn’t about to leave?

Now that I thought about it, BookishDreamer from the app reminds me a lot of Claire from the real world… wouldn’t it be crazy if they were the same person?

Nah. What are the odds of that?

My review

I LOVED this book. It has it all, great characters, a fun plot line, comedy and the romance. Such a great book. And it has loved characters who were also in A Match for the Marine.

Claire is the main female lead of this one. She’s Amy’s friend and assistant, so when Amy asks her to sign up for the new dating up, of course she agrees. I Claire’s character. She’s the kind of girl I know I’d be friends with. She’s a closet author who works as an assistant and in a bookstore on the weekend.

Mateo is the male lead. He’s best friends with Amy’s fiancé, Dex. Mateo is asked by Dex to sign up for the dating app to check for bugs. He’s a good guy, and not sure he wants to sign up, because he knows he’ll be moving from the country soon. But, he does it for Dex.

Of course these two become each other’s match on the dating app. And what ensues is really funny. I loved their conversations. They get to know each other and flirt in a way they wouldn’t be able to in real life. It was perfect!

I’m not going to give any spoilers. Just know that if you like a clean rom-com, this book is for you!

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About Royal Secrets

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A smart marketing executive; a prince who’s trying to save his kingdom. When they fall in love will his people tear them apart?

Julia Adams comes to the picturesque island of Magna to help Prince Bodi market his medieval reenactment tournaments and fairs. Little does she know there are secrets and dangers in the kingdom that will keep her from loving Bodi and may even keep her from escaping with her life.

My review

I love a good book with some suspense. That’s one of the reasons that I love Cami Checketts’ books. I know I’ll get a good plot, great characters and suspense, and that I’ll have a fun afternoon of reading ahead of me.

The idea of the island of Magna, a hidden paradise, is intriguing to me. I loved the way the author had this element in the book. And putting Julia there was a great idea. Her exploring of the island with Prince Bodi was one of my favorite things about this book.

Prince Bodi is the type of guy to ride off in defense of his lady on the royal steed. He really was great. I loved how he looked after Julia and protected her to the best of his ability. And he was there when it mattered most.

Then there’s the whole royal family of Magna. I can see how this whole series will be fun to read. There are so many great characters just waiting to fall in love. I can’t wait to read more!

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About Coming Home to Silver Leaf Falls

Coming Home to Silver Leaf Falls

She’s back in town, but he’s about to leave.
Will their fake relationship have real repercussions?

Everything in Liz Jenkins’s life is temporary, including the job at the struggling summer camp from her childhood. But she’ll turn it around like every company she’s hired to fix. In fact, her own disastrous love life seems to be the only thing she can’t turn around. She’ll just leave love to everyone else. It’s scary and uncontrollable—and Liz likes to be in control. If only the people of Silver Leaf Falls would stop trying to set her up with every available man in town.

Noah Knight is the beloved principal at Silver Leaf Falls Elementary. He loves living in his hometown, but something’s missing. He’s hoping a new job in another state will help fill the void. Other than leaving right after reconnecting with his friend Liz, the biggest downside is the PTA making it their mission to find him a wife before he moves away.

Liz just needs to focus on work without being set up and Noah needs the PTA to leave him alone. Pretending to date for the summer is the perfect solution—and since neither of them wants to fall in love, nothing could possibly go wrong, right?

Venture into Silver Leaf Falls, Vermont, and enjoy the friendships, love, and happily-ever-afters in this sweet, small town romance.

My review

Meg Easton’s books always make me smile. This book was no exception. I loved the characters and the plot. And Silver Leaf Falls! Such a cute town with great people.

Noah and Liz are the main characters in this one. They knew each other during their high school years. Now they are both living in the town of Silver Leaf Falls as adults. Noah is the principal of the elementary school and Liz is working at the summer camp as the director for a year.

I loved how Noah was with the elementary kids. He was the best kind of principal. Kind to them. Concerned about their reading and their lives. But…the PTA has decided that it’s time for them to find him a wife. Who wants to be shoved into marriage that way? Not Noah.

Liz has been away from town a while. And everyone knows someone they want to line her up with. These two quickly see that their problems are similar and they decide to fake date. Fake dating stories are my favorite! This author did such a great job with this story line.

This is such a fun novella! I can’t wait to read more about Silver Leaf Falls and it’s inhabitants!

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About Five Kisses

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The first kiss crumbles her world. The second mystifies. The third unbalances. The fourth sends her reeling. And the fifth –ah, the fifth . . .

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Miss Sarah Meacham has always behaved circumspectly, until an emotional outburst directed at a well-deserved gentleman earns her the nickname of Miss Shrew. As a result, she vows to never trust—or love—again. But when her father decrees that her younger sister cannot marry the man of her dreams until Sarah has secured a suitor of her own, she is faced with a dilemma: Deny her sister marital bliss or feign an interest in the next gentleman to come along, at least until their father relents.

Mr. Ian Collum is no gentleman. A tradesman and newcomer to Brighton, he has been searching high and low for the perfect house. When he at last discovers Ivy Cottage, with its magnificent views, extensive lands, and a large oak tree reminiscent of his favorite childhood escape, he will do whatever it takes to obtain it. Trouble is, the owner of the property will only sell if Ian agrees to court the beautiful and infamous Miss Shrew—a woman as intent on eluding Ian as he is on pursuing her.

My review

Rachael Anderson’s books are some of my favorites. I love the way she writes. Her characters are so great. And her plots. Her kissing scenes are great too!

I loved this book! Sarah is my favorite thing about this book. I loved the scene at the beginning where she earns her nickname, Miss Shrew. It may not have been deserved, but that scene made me laugh quite a lot. That scene also earned her a dear friend.

Ian is a great guy. He isn’t a gentleman. A fact he kind of dances around with Sarah. But he’s sworn to pursue her, and pursue her he will. Luckily, she intrigues him, so it isn’t as though it’s work. I loved the things that Ian goes out of his way to do for Sarah. They were just so sweet.

This is one of those books. I didn’t want to put it down. It’s a book I loved so much!

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