Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Rhythm of Fractured Grace

 

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Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for The Rhythm of Fractured Grace by Amanda Wen hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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The Rhythm of Fractured Grace Title: The Rhythm of Fractured Grace 
Series: Sedgwick County Chronicles #3 
Author: Amanda Wen 
Publisher: Kregel Publications 
Release Date: February 20, 2024 
Genre: Christian Split Time Romantic Women's Fiction

Is Siobhan too far gone to respond to the song of a God who's calling her back to him?

When a new customer brings a badly damaged violin into Siobhan Walsh's shop, it is exactly the sort of challenge she craves. The man who brought it in is not. He's too close to the painful past that left her heart and her faith in shambles. 

Matt Buchanan has had a rough start as the new worship pastor. A car accident on his way into town left him with a nearly totaled truck, and an heirloom violin in pieces. When he takes it to a repair shop, he's fascinated with the restoration process--and with the edgy, closed-off woman doing the work. As their friendship deepens and turns into more, they both discover secrets that force them to face past wounds. And the history of the violin reveals more about their current problems than they could have ever expected. 

On the nineteenth-century frontier, a gruesome tomahawk attack wiped out most of Deborah Caldwell's family. Her greatest solace after the tragedy is the music from her father's prized violin. Given her horrendous scars, she'd resigned herself to a spinster's life. But Levi Martinson's gentle love starts to chip away at her hardened heart, until devastating details about the attack are revealed, putting their love--and Deborah's shaky faith--to the ultimate test. 

Full of forgiveness and the message that no one is too damaged for God's healing touch, the final book in the split-time Sedgwick County Chronicles will thrill fans of Rachel Hauck, Lisa Wingate, and Kristy Cambron. 

My thoughts: I have enjoyed the previous books in this series and looked forward to the return to Sedgewick County! This story can stand alone, though there are some mentions of the characters from the previous two books. 
I love how the violin plays a part in both of the time lines! With being married to a violinist (and, all of my children playing the violin) I can appreciate the care and repairs that the violin goes through. I love how the author used it to tie together the two time lines.
The story is well written, with plenty going on between the two main characters, the one in the past and the one in the present. I thought that the author did a wonderful job of tackling some difficult subjects with grace. This is a wonderful addition to the series!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

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About the Author

Amanda Wen

Amanda Wen is a Selah Award–winning, Parable best-selling author of inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction, including Roots of Wood and Stone and The Songs That Could Have Been, and a professional musician. Wen currently lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband and three children.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Finally His Bride

 Series: Bride Ships: New Voyages 1



Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: February 13, 2024
Genre: Historical Romance

A new world. A new hope. An unexpected love.

What life awaits these brides?

With the cotton mills closed and hunger rampant in Manchester, England, Willow Rhodes’s family encourages her to join the bride ship bound for the Pacific Northwest, where she is assured of employment. Willow agrees to go with the hope that eventually she can save enough money for her family to join her.

Rebellious knuckle-boxing champion Caleb Edwards loves Willow more than life itself. But Willow has been adamant that she sees him as a friend and nothing more. Unable to watch her sail away, Caleb uses his prize money to pay for passage to Vancouver Island to be with Willow.

After arriving, Willow finds work as a maid and Caleb is a farmhand on the same property. As Caleb struggles to keep his feelings for Willow from growing, he’ll do anything for her, even take the blame for a theft to keep her safe. As the crime catches up to them, they’re forced to make choices that could finally rip them apart forever.

My thoughts: This is such a fun, historical read! I enjoyed getting to know Willow and Caleb, as their friendship grew and they both left for the new world and a better life. It was so sweet of Caleb to follow Willow, under the guise of protecting her! I loved reading their story and the themes that are woven throughout the romance. Both Caleb and Willow discover more about themselves as the new world reveals hidden truths about each of them. I especially appreciated how Willow grows as a character. I could relate to her reliance on others and lack of faith in herself. This is a delightful book to pick up and enjoy!

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Fall When You're Ready

 

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Welcome to the Blog Tour for Fall When You're Ready by Jennifer Carr, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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Fall When You're Ready

Title: Fall When You're Ready
Series:
Real American Country #1 
Author:
Jennifer Carr
Publisher:
 JCarr Writes
Release Date:
February 1, 2024
Genre:
Contemporary Clean Romance

Rachel never wanted to get in the way of Jordan’s dreams, but they were supposed to chase their dreams together. They made promises and swore to remain best friends through it all. But, just as all good things must come to an end, it would seem that applies to promises as well. When Rachel and Jordan end up on separate paths toward their own versions of success, they each learn the hard way that letting go is easier than it sounds. But when those paths bring them both home, all of those promises come flooding back and they have to decide whether it’s worth the risk to reopen the chapter they closed on their story so long ago.  

My thoughts: I love how this story was set up, with the story starting with Rachel and Jordan meeting in Kindergarten and following them as they grew up. The two make promises to one another along the way, and support each other through some difficult seasons as they go through school. When the chance to pursue their different dreams comes up, they go their separate ways. 

I love how the story progressed! I love reading friends to something more romances, since that is what my own is. The author does a wonderful job of weaving the story through the highs and lows of the school years and starting a new career. This is such a sweet story! I look forward to reading more from the author. 

I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

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Jennifer Carr

A wife, mom, author, marriage and family counselor, a former AP Psychology teacher, and a podcaster, Jennifer Carr draws from her life experiences and imagination to connect with her readers and listeners through the written and spoken word.

Married to her childhood best friend and the mom of a creative daughter, Jennifer enjoys a quiet life on their farm in Alabama. 

When she’s not wearing one of her many hats, you’ll find her tucked away with a book and what's likely her third coffee of the day. 

Connect with Jennifer by visiting jcarrwrites.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Renewed Hope Spotlight and Excerpt

 

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Welcome to the Blog Tour for Renewed Hope by Carmen Peone, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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Renewed Hope

Title: Renewed Hope
Series:
Seven Tine Ranch Romance #3
Author:
Carmen Peone
Publisher:
Iron Stream Fiction
Release Date:
February 6, 2024
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Can they find her son in time? 

Sophie Cayes is on the road to success as an artist. Until her ex-husband threatens to sue for full custody of their son. Upon learning of a guest ranch in Eastern Washington that keeps a room open for women in need, she grabs her son and bolts. Although Chad Davis loves starting colts on the Seven Tine Guest Ranch, his goal is to have his own spread. Everything’s on course until a woman and her preschool son show up. He’s not thrilled about helping out. Until the boy comes up missing. On his watch. Along with a tribal cop, they head back to Montana in search of the boy, knowing his dad was the one who kidnapped him. Sophie prays they find him before her ex-husband and his new wife go on the run. Taking her son with them. 


Excerpt: Her paintings were strewn over her worktable. Every single one—the meadows, deer, rivers,

wolves and coyotes, mountains, birds—had been marked up with a black, permanent marker.

And each of her nine-by-twelve-inch canvases appeared to have been sliced with something the

size of a Buck knife, like the one Matt packed around. Oh, and there was the buffalo she’d been

working on, a gash across his face. Tears pooled in her eyes. “How could he be so evil?”

With quaking fingers, she made a call. “No way.” Her face and ears turned red.

“What’s the matter?”

She shook her head and made another call. “I can’t believe this.”

“What?”

“Both Matt and Olivia’s phones are no longer in service.” She shoved the cell into her back

pocket. “What are we going to do? How am I going to find my son?”


“Chuck will find him.” He had to. Chad strode to the table and began stacking the paintings.

“Don’t bother. Matt’s behind this mess. Besides, we’ll figure out where he has Basin before his

fingerprints are processed.”

Sophie ambled over to one of her wooden easels that lay splintered on the brown carpet. “When I

left, this canvas . . . was on the . . .” She pointed to the easel. “It was yellow with

brilliant blues and purples . . .” She hiccupped a sob.

The owl painting now lay crumpled on the floor, a dirty footprint across the top. She picked up

the piece and traced the rough gash puncturing its heart.

“How will we find Basin?

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About the Author

Carmen Peone

Carmen Peone is an award-winning author of Young Adult and Contemporary Western Romantic Suspense and lives with her husband in Northeast Washington and on the Colville Confederated Indian Reservation. She weaves threads of healing, hope, and horses into her stories that lead to happily ever after.

Connect with Carmen by visiting carmenpeone.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

An Opportune Proposal

 

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for An Opportune Proposal by Ann Elizabeth Fryer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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An Opportune Proposal

Title: An Opportune Proposal
Series: The Butterton Brides #3
Author:
Ann Elizabeth Fryer
Publisher:
Independently Published
Release Date:
January 18, 2024
Genre:
Christian Historical/Regency Romance

Vicar's daughter Jane Hartford is invited to stay at Butterton Hall, the home of a distant cousin who promises to introduce her to polite society. When strange things begin to happen, Jane suspects that she isn't wanted at Butterton Hall after all. 

Questions abound as deaths increase. How is her life connected to those of the Banbury scandal? Who can she trust? And why is she now in danger? 

She finds an unlikely ally in Lord Camden's handsome solicitor as he makes a gallant effort to protect her. Will an opportune proposal keep her safe?  

Book series best enjoyed in order.

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My thoughts: There is a sense of mystery surrounding Jane, as she begins to notice the strange happenings around her at Butterton Hall. I enjoyed the gothic feel it gave this story, as Jane is put in various situations and mishaps that throw her into the path of Ewan, who comes to her aid to get to the bottom of what is going on. I enjoyed the characters tremendously and look forward to reading the other books in this series! This one works as a stand alone, but there are some crossover characters, so I am sure that I missed some of the more subtle things in the story. That said, I still enjoyed the book and going along with Jane and Ewan on their adventure! 
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

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About the Author

Ann Elizabeth Fryer

Ann Elizabeth Fryer loves nothing more than using story and romance to relay the depths and graciousness of a Father who holds us securely in the palms of His hands. Daydreaming her surroundings from a young age, she's lived in historic homes most of her life and regularly participates in backyard archaeology. When she's not writing historical projects, her contemporary novels show a flavor of her forever-passion for all things old. Ann, her husband, and three children make their home in small-town Illinois where they can hear church bells keep time and tradition.

Connect with Ann by visiting annfryerwrites.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Chaos

 

Buckle up for an edge-of-your-seat trek through the dangerous jungles of the Philippines in this enemies to more, forced proximity, alpha hero, sunshine versus grumpy romantic thriller!

When 
Rio Silva is told her aunt and uncle are missing in a Philippine rainforest, she knows there is only one way to find them: the retired military working dog her dad entrusted to her. Chaos, however, has a mind of her own. A lot like Rio. Worse, they'll have to trust arrogant, demanding former Army Ranger Cathal McGowan if she hopes to get them back.

The last thing 
Cathal McGowan wants as he heads into the darkness of the rainforest is to be shackled with a young, pretty teacher who has no tactical experience. But she has heart—he'll give her that. And he has the expertise necessary to rescue her family.

Putting everything on the line, Rio and Cathal struggle to navigate the terrain, as well as their emerging feelings for each other. But the closer they get to mission success, the more things aren't adding up, including who might be behind the disappearances. It's not long before they realize the rainforest holds greater perils than deadly vipers...and the biggest danger of all might be to their hearts.

Dive into another thrilling A Breed Apart: Legacy adventure!

A Breed Apart: Legacy
Book 1: Havoc
Book 2: Chaos
Book 3: Riot (coming soon)
Book 4: Fury (coming soon)
Book 5: Surge (coming soon)'

My thoughts: What a whirlwind of a story! I enjoyed getting to know the characters and A Breed Apart better through this story. 
Cathal is working for A Breed Apart with plans of moving on. When Rio and her dad put him on a mission to find out what happened to their family members in the rain forest of the Philippians, things get excited quickly! It was fascinating to read more about the rain forest! I could relate to Rio, since I am sure that I would be viewed as helpless in a similar situation. 
I love the depth of character in this story. Both Rio and Cathal are interesting, flawed, realistic characters that were fun to get to know. I look forward to reading the next book in this series! 
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The Missing Link

 

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The Missing Link

Title: The Missing Link
Series:
The Langston Sisters #3
Author:
Natasha D. Frazier
Publisher:
Encouraging Works
Release Date: November 28, 2023
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Now that her sisters, Crystal and Ava, are moving on with their lives, it's time for Layla Langston to do the same. 

Experiencing burnout and lack of purpose, Layla is ready for a change and leaves Langston Brands to live life on her own terms. 

She dares to pursue her own dreams--dreams that lead her to start a new career as a journalist and thrust her in the middle of a murder investigation that just may put her life in danger. 

Mason Sterling's goal is twofold -- to get the best story possible and make Houston's local congresswoman pay for her crimes. What he doesn't want or need is anyone to tag along in the process. But when his boss hires Layla, and Mason is tasked with being her mentor, fighting their growing emotional bond is the least of his problems. 

He'll have to keep her safe to make a future with her a possibility.  

Excerpt:

Simon leaned forward and braced his weight on the table. “This investigation of yours

could get ugly and make the wrong people mad. You need to watch your back on this one, and

with Ms. Langston by your side, hopefully, you’ll be able to keep a level head.”

Mason was already beginning to regret accepting the mentorship responsibility.

Simon lifted the phone receiver. “Please send in Ms. Langston.”

A few minutes later, a soft tap sounded on Simon’s doorframe. “Here’s Ms. Langston,”

Ms. Carey, Simon’s administrative assistant, announced. The white-haired woman turned away

without another word.

Simon waved her inside. “Layla, please come on in.”

She strolled into Simon’s office and reached across the desk to shake his hand. “It’s nice

to see you again, Mr. Taylor.”

“Call me Simon. And this,” Simon gestured toward Mason, “is Mason Sterling. He’ll be

your mentor. I’ll leave it up to Mason to do what he does. He can help get you started.”

She turned to Mason with an outstretched hand and a smile as wide as Simon’s laptop

screen.

“I’m Layla Langston.”

Mason turned his attention to eager, expectant eyes. Soft, welcoming eyes. Eyes that he

found hard to look away from. He swallowed his lack of enthusiasm, stood, accepted her hand,

and squeezed, probably a little too hard. In his defense, the connection he felt upon contact

caught him off guard, and instead of letting go, he tightened his grip. “Mason Sterling.”

“Nice to meet you.” Layla smiled and loosened her grip, an unspoken way to say, Let me

go.

“And it’s nice to meet you, too. Come follow me so we can get you set up.”

He’d make an exception to his working alone rule this one time as long as Layla

Langston didn’t get in his way. Although Simon needed a story and Layla needed to learn the

ropes, Mason needed space to navigate his new life.

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Natasha D. Frazier

Natasha D. Frazier fell in love with love around the age of twelve because of artists like Babyface, Boys II Men, Whitney Houston, and New Edition. Around sixteen when her mother purchased a romance novel and left it lying around the house untouched, Natasha read it and a spark for the written word had been ignited.

Natasha believes that writing is one of her purposes and contributions to the world. She feels accomplished when she can get a few words written and like blah when life gets in the way. Her hope is that at the end of every novel, readers will feel like they’ve been wrapped in a cozy blanket with a mug of their favorite coffee/tea/warm drink. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she is likely watching movies with her family. Natasha resides in Richmond, TX with her husband, Eddie Frazier, Jr. and their three children, Eden, Ethan, and Emilyn. Her greatest joy and commitment is to her family who she hopes to inspire above all else. One of her many mottos in life is: Faith removes limitations. Natasha and her family attend Parkway Fellowship in Richmond, TX, where she volunteers as a small group leader for elementary students. Natasha is also a member of the Houston Area Alumni Chapter of Jackson State University and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

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