Friday, October 28, 2016

A Royal Christmas Wedding - Rachel Hauck

A Royal Christmas Wedding – Rachel Hauck

             A Royal Christmas Wedding is book 3 in the Royal Wedding series.  I have read all 3 books.  This is the story of Avery, Princess Susanna’s sister, and Colin.  Colin and Avery dated 5 years previous to the beginning of this book.  However, Colin basically ditched Avery for her high school prom, and she never heard from him again.
            Avery and her mom went to Brighton for the holidays.  Colin and Avery’s paths cross in Brighton.  They both discover their feelings never changed, and Colin confesses the reason he didn’t show up for her prom.  They go through some ups and downs, and then he doesn’t show up again.  That is where I will leave you.
            I enjoyed this book.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Different Beautiful - Courtney Westlake

A Different Beautiful – Courtney Westlake

What a beautiful story!  Courtney’s daughter is born with a life-threatening skin disease.  They had no idea until after she was born that their beautiful Brenna had this disease.  They basically have to surrender their daughter to the Lord.  Thankfully, Brenna lives and flourishes despite her challenges. 
Brenna’s family learns to celebrate what beauty really is because of all the struggles she faces.  I never knew such a disease existed.
Keep the tissue handy because, even though this is a beautiful story, it will tear you up if you are like me!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Thirteenth Chance

The Thirteenth Chance – Amy Matayo

            The Thirteenth Chance isn’t a book I would normally read because  about 99% of the time I read inspirational fiction.  This is the story of an OCD schoolteacher with lots of daddy issues, Olivia, and a hotshot professional baseball player, Will.  They live next door to each other and develop an agreement.  This agreement helps ease some of Olivia’s obsessions. 
            Olivia doesn’t care one bit about Will’s fame.  This does hurt Will’s ego a little. 
Basically this is a good book, but not generally what I read.

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Where Two Hearts Meet - Liz Johnson

Where Two Hearts Meet – Liz Johnson
Prince Edward Island Dreams

            I don’t think I have ever read a book by Liz Johnson.   I won’t let this happen anymore.  I really enjoyed Where Two Hearts Meet.  Evidently it is the second book in the Prince Edward Island Dreams, but it really didn’t feel too much like a second book.
            This is the story of Caden, an executive chef at the Red Door Inn, and Adam, a journalist who is trying to recover from a hard place in life.  I loved how Caden isn’t a perfect size 2 beauty, but she doesn’t have to lose weight for Adam to notice her.  I understand what it is like to be in her place.  She is a loved person, but somewhat underappreciated.  Adam is on a break to heal, but is handed a story that must be written.  That’s all I want to reveal, because this isn’t as predictable as many books.
            Read this book.  It really is a good one!

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

When Love Arrives - Johnnie Alexander

When Love Arrives – Johnnie Alexander

            I have never read a book by Johnnie Alexander before, but I will read one of her books again.  I was unaware that When Love Arrives was a second book in a series.  I was relieved when I FINALLY looked it up. The series is titled Misty Willow. It is definitely a series book.  READ the first one first.  I wish I would have, but I just can’t go backwards.  (It’s an OCD thing for me I am sure!) 
            This is the story of Dani and Brett.  They both have lots of secrets, but Brett spills most of his.  However, this isn’t something he normally does.  The characters in this book have VERY complicated lives.  Some of these twists and turns are a little far-fetched for me.  That said, I did really enjoy the book.  I was a bit confused because I didn’t know the first book story.  The author does a good job reminding the readers, but it was a little hard to follow for me.
            I will read Johnnie Alexander again. 

I received this book for an honest review.