Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Mark of a King - Jocelyn Green

The Mark of the King – Jocelyn Green

            I have never read a book by Jocelyn Green.  If I am being completely honest, I requested this book to review and then I didn’t really want to read it.  I don’t know why I felt this way, but I did.  I am SO glad I already had my copy.  I LOVED this book.  I loved the cover.  I felt hooked on the first page. 
            Julianne is a victim of an unfortunate situation.  She is an apprentice midwife, who is requested more than her trainer.  Unfortunately, a mother dies after giving birth and Julianne finds herself in jail.  She has the opportunity to flee from France to Louisiana to help populate the colony.  Her long lost brother is in the army in Louisiana so she sees this as an opportunity to find him.  She is forced to marry, and finds herself living on the edge of a swamp.
            She faces many difficult circumstances.  She has been marked, which was a horrible thing.  I think telling you more about this story would involve spoiling the book for you.  However, this book is full of twists and turns.  It isn’t your typical book where each and every situation works out on almost on the spot. 
            THIS BOOK IS GREAT!  I LOVED IT!  LOVED IT!  I will read more books from Jocelyn Green now!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Fatal Frost - Nancy Mehl

Fatal Frost – Nancy Mehl

I have never read anything by Nancy Mehl before mainly because I am generally not a big suspense fan.  However, I really did enjoy this book.  This is book one in the Defenders of Justice series.  Mercy Brennan has let her past form her into a loner.  No one can get too close except for her good friend, Tally.  Tally has been the good encouraging friend.  She also had a boyfriend, Mark, who used to be her partner.  All three of these people are dragged into a situation with the cartel, and suffer the consequences.
There are many twists and turns in this story.  You think something is settled.  You THINK something is settled, and it isn’t.
I really did enjoy this book.  There was suspense with a touch of romance, which is a good combination in my mind!  I would give this book 4 stars!

I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Uncommon Courtship

An Uncommon Courtship – Kristi Ann Hunter

            I don’t think I have every read a series book out of order that I have enjoyed this much.  I may break my habit and go back and read the rest of the books!  I did read A Nobel Masquerade and truly enjoyed it!
            An Uncommon Courtship is a GREAT READ!  I really thoroughly enjoyed it!  I always love books where the “underdog” finds his or her way!  This is the story of Lord Trent Hawthorne and Lady Adelaide Bell.  Lord Trent is basically forced to marry Adelaide to save her reputation.  Basically, her mother is a crazy woman only concerned with herself and her older daughter.  Lady Adelaide is thankfully a kind sweet young woman.  Lord Trent just wants to do what is right.
            They need to learn to love each other, and really learn what it means to love someone.  They have to humble themselves to accomplish this task.  I love how Trent’s friends point him to the Bible to learn about marriage and love.  I love how the both take their “lot” seriously.  I love how he defends her and she supports and encourages him. 
            If you can’t figure it out, I loved this book!  5 stars!

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

An Uncommon Protector - Shelley Shepard Gray

An Uncommon Protector – Shelley Shepard Gray

            The last book I read by Shelley Shepard Gray was A Texan’s Choice, and from what I can remember – and the cover helps me remember – I really liked it.  An Uncommon Protector was a good read also.  It is the story of Thomas, a man who can’t seem to catch a break, and Laurel, a woman carrying the responsibilities of a man after the Civil War.
            Thomas is serving time for an unpaid gambling debt, but was “purchased” by Laurel to help on her ranch.  He is a hard-working man with a good heart.  Laurel is sensible and believes she is destined for a life on her own.  She desperately wants to save her ranch.  There are people who want her land, and will stop at almost nothing to get what they want.  Fortunately, Thomas has a solution to the problem.  I won’t share more because I don’t like to spoil the reading for people. 
            I liked that this book looked at the heart of Thomas – not his situation.  I liked that it showed that even though society deemed him a “worthless criminal” his character showed through. 
            I did think the book was good, although it was a little slow.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Promise of Rayne - Nicole Deese

The Promise of Rayne – Nicole Deese

            Honestly,  I have never read a book by Nicole Deese.  The Promise of Rayne helped me find a new author to follow, and for those of you who are readers you probably understand the magnitude of finding a new author! 
            Rayne Shelby has grown up in an affluent family who doesn’t really care about anyone or anything other than the family name.  Her Uncle Cal will stop at nothing to protect the family image. 
            Levi was taken in as a troubled teen by Ford a man who lives his life for God in a simple way.   Ford quietly does what honors God.  Ford is also an enemy of the Shelby family.
            When Rayne and Levi were teens they started a relationship that was quickly snuffed out by the Shelby family.  A desperate situation brings Rayne to Levi’s doorstep.
            I am not going to say anymore because I don’t want to spoil the book for you.  I will be reading more by Nicole Deese.  I would recommend this book!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review!