Monday, September 11, 2017

Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden

Another fun Book Tour scheduled for Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden:

September 11 - My Book A Day
             Smiling Book Reviews
              Peggy Urry (you're here!)
September 12 - Bookworm Lisa
Wishful Endings           
September 13 - LDS Writer Mom
September 14 - Literary Time Out
September 15 - Katie's Clean Book Collection
                         Why Not? Because I Said So!

Back of the Book: For nearly a year, Tavish O’Connor has carried the crushing weight of his family’s future on his shoulders. He has taken on the care of his youngest brother, Finbarr, who lost his eyesight in a terrible accident. But the lad needs more than Tavish can provide. Finbarr needs hope.

Cecily Attwater specializes in hope. As a tutor to the newly blind, she has dedicated her life to helping others overcome the obstacles she herself has conquered. Her new assignment in a remote corner of Wyoming proves trickier than usual: Finbarr refuses to learn. To make matters worse, his family—and the other Irish townspeople—are less than thrilled to discover an Englishwoman in their haven.

Cecily’s only hope lies in securing the cooperation of her pupil’s brother, Tavish, who happens to be her harshest critic and quite possibly the most frustrating man she’s ever known.

For Finbarr’s sake, Tavish and Cecily forge an uneasy alliance that, as the weeks pass, tiptoes toward something deeper than either dares admit or face, and toward a future they know to be impossible. There can be no hope of a happy outcome for an Irish man and an English woman amongst a people reeling from violence and centuries of hatred between their two homelands.

My take: I laughed, I cried, I felt for the very real characters in this novel and it made me want to be a better person. Highly recommend. (It isn't necessary, but may be helpful to read Longing for Home Book 2 Hope Springs).

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Thursday, August 17, 2017


An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park!

CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World's Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it.
There's Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There's Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika's wealthy grandfather isn't too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he'll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius.

The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own.

Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now!

Other blogs you can check out on this fun tour:

August 17: Peggy Urry, Literary Time Out Rorie

Before you read what I thought about the book, take time to enter the giveaway!

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My take: I don't normally read Middle Grade, so take everything I say with that in mind. I would give this book 3 1/2 stars (out of 5).

What I struggled with: Keeping track of the characters in the beginning and several places throughout the book I wasn't sure whose point of view I was in. In the end, there was an inconsistency that I still am not sure whether it was intended or not.

Things I liked: The concept of the book, that the kids had to work together to 'solve' the adventure, once I got into it, it kept my attention, it didn't wrap up too neatly (meaning it wasn't just solved with a magical wave of a wand or good luck--which is a very good thing).

Would definitely recommend.

*I received a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I am excited to show you the new cover in the Hearthfire Series by Michele Paige Holmes.

Release date: July 5, 2017

Book description:

New from Michele Paige Holmes, Amazon’s bestselling historical romance author and Whitney Award Winner, comes the newest Hearthfire Historical Romance, YESTERDAY’S PROMISE.

In the Scottish Highlands, 1746:
Nineteen-year-old artist Katherine Mercer dreams of selling her paintings to help support her struggling family. Before she has the opportunity, Katherine learns she is to be sold—or practically so—given in marriage to a lord she has never met or even heard of. In return, a much-needed settlement will be made upon her mother. 

Katherine’s situation goes from frightening to surreal when her husband-to-be Laird Collin MacDonald arrives with an entourage of men, each heavily armed and speaking with a thick brogue. As if leaving all she knows behind and traveling to another country with strangers isn’t bad enough, Katherine soon discovers a Scottish heritage she knew nothing of, a brother-in-law who wants her dead, and far more at stake with her paintings than she had ever imagined. Forced to turn to her reclusive husband for answers, comfort, and even her very survival, Katherine begins to unravel the mysteries of her past and what it is to love and be loved.

Other Hearthfire Romances: 

YESTERDAY’S PROMISE (Scottish Historical)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shattered Worlds Boxed Set

This is available for pre-order for only 99 cents. Seriously how can you beat twenty-three great stories for that price? And one of my favorite authors, Jane Redd, is one of the authors. If you haven't yet pre-ordered this speculative fiction set, don't miss out on this fantastic deal.

About the book:

Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.

Here's the fabulous cover of Mistress Grim, the story by Jane Redd, who you may know as Heather B. Moore. Pre-order your boxed set today to get some great reads. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Free Mother's Day Gift

It's true. It's free. But only this weekend, so get one for you and one for a friend.

Mothering Through the Whirlwind by author Tamara Passey is a chronicle of one mother's experiences. While her challenges are different from yours or mine, it boils down to allowing us to appreciate our own mothering experiences, to find joy in the challenges, to get through the difficult knowing we are not alone.

A great gift.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch

The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch

Isn't this cover beautiful? Loved this book. There are several reasons why. It was a light, easy read. I like regency romance. It's clean. But on a deeper level, Ms. Hatch brilliantly weaves characters and their situation, intertwining them with the impossible, and making the reader yearn for what the characters seemingly cannot have. Very satisfying read. Still sighing.

I recommend you buy this one. It's currently on Amazon for pre-order, but will be available April 18.

reader's note: I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.

You can check out more fine works by this author here:




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Condemn Me Not by Heather B. Moore

So SO excited for this release. READ more about it below, ENTER the contest, BUY your copy here, today.

Blog Tour Schedule

March 24: My Book a Day / Empower Moms

Goodreads Summary

“This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life.” —Reverend Cotton Mather, 1692

USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great-grandmother to center stage. Susannah North Martin, accused of witchcraft in 1692, joins five women in the Salem Jail, all sentenced to death for their crimes. Amidst tragedy, Susannah finds hope and compassion as she remembers a well-loved life, and readers discover that love reaches far beyond the grave as Susannah faces the magistrates in Salem.

Visit this fabulous author on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads and don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

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