Friday, February 26, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna White

The Reluctant Duchess is the second novel in Roseanna White's Ladies Of the Manor Trilogy. We first met Brice, the Duke of Nottingham in The Lost Heiress, book one. He now has possession of the Tiger eyes, a perfect pair of red diamonds. On a trip to his lands in Scotland he is maneuvered into marrying Rowena a Chieftan's daughter. Rowena is a broken woman who was recently attacked by a young Lord who only wants her title.
The Reluctant Duchess is a tale of love and betrayal. I loved how Rowena is changed by the love of a good man. It shows how only G-d's love is perfect, and that we need to listen to that still, small voice. The plot moves along quickly and I really did not want to put it down. It was lovely visiting with Brook and Stafford once again. Anyone who loves Upstairs Downstairs or Downton Abbey will adore The Ladies of the Manor series.
I was given this book by Netgalley for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

She has set up a terrific first book for what I hope will be a long series. Griffin, Declan, Parker and the missing Luke are best friends from grade school, but something has come between them. A dead body, buried in a civil war era graveyard sounds normal, right? But this body has been there less than a year. Now someone wants this to remain a secret, and they will kill anyone who tries to solve the mystery. Finley Scott has secrets of her own, but is drawn into the crime as an anthropologist working on a dig at the cemetery. She teams up with Griffin to solve the case, But finds more than she bargains for in the arms of the strong, silent man.
I love the way Dani weaves the themes of forgiveness and family through the storylines. Her characters, while certainly fallible, grow in their faith. The story is sound and well written. I was up late several nights because I had to know what happened next. I can't wait for book two and I want to know who the focus of number two will be!
I received this book free for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

Friday, February 19, 2016

At Love's Bidding

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Have you read anything by Regina Jennings yet? What are you waiting for? I just finished her latest, At Love's Bidding . As I have come to expect from Regina's books I was drawn into a fun , enjoyable read. She writes with a definite sense of humor that will at times make you laugh out loud. Her characters are quite well developed with both strengths and flaws, causing them to seem like real people. Regina's story is strong, I lost some sleep over this book because I wanted to see what happened next. Regina has earned a place as one of my go to authors.
I was given this book for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck's The Wedding Chapel ia a tale of love, faithfulness and redemption. The book is well written, but does switch Point of views quite a bit.  The story follows the loves of 2 couples and ranges from the 1940s to modern day. These 2 couples stories are woven together and ultimately revolve around a Wedding Chapel.
I was given this book for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.