Sunday, May 22, 2016

"One Plus One Equals Trouble" by Sondra Kraak

About the Book:
Humiliated after her broken engagement, Claire Montgomery flees her comfortable life in San Francisco for a teaching position in Pine Creek, Washington, a dot of a town nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains. She’s determined to succeed—for once in her life—only to discover, upon her arrival, that success will have to be won. Thanks to a school board error, two teachers have been hired.

When scandal forces professor Barrett Clarke from his position, he returns to Pine Creek where his uncle, chairman of the school board, sets forth an irresistible offer: teach one year in return for ranchland. For this would-be rancher, nothing is more tempting than resurrecting his childhood dream, and nothing can deter him from earning that land.

Except perhaps Claire Montgomery. Losing the battle for the classroom means losing the ranchland, but winning may mean losing Claire’s heart.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book!  I liked the camaraderie between Claire and Barrett.  I could feel Claire's hesitancy with herself and her abilities and Barrett's humor and his confidence. The story line kept me interested and I was really rooting for both Claire and Barrett to win.  I can't wait for the next book!

~I received a free copy of this book from the author and CelebrateLit in exchange for my honest review.~

About the Author:
A native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, blogging about spiritual truths, and writing historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She delights in sharing stories that not only entertain, but nourish the soul. Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist (2015) and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women’s Fiction Award (2015).

Where to Buy:
One Plus One Equals Trouble


Tour Dates of Other Blogger Reviews:
May 10: cherylbbookblog

May 11: Singing Librarian Books

May 12: Cassandra M’s Place


May 13: Inklings and Notions

May 14: Christian Bookaholic

May 14: Bigreadersite

May 15: The Power of Words

May 16: Through the Open Window

May 17: Melissa’s Musings – Reviews

May 18: Simple Harvest Reads

May 19: Texas Bookaholic

May 20: Bukwurmzzz

May 21: Reading Is My SuperPower

May 22: Raining Butterfly Kisses

May 23: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Amish Quilts Coloring Book by Rachel J. Good

About the Book:
Feeling stressed? Why not relax with an adult coloring book? Rachel J. Good’s Amish Quilts Coloring Book takes you back to a time and place that’s calm. Immerse yourself in a world of peace as you color the 25 different quilts.
Inspired by quilts seen in Amish country, many of these designs are based on traditional patterns, but some have been reimagined or repeated multiple times to create more intricate designs to color. Each quilt is printed on only one side of the page; facing pages contain inspirational Amish proverbs. To make the quilts even more colorful and interesting, sketch fabric designs – plaids, checks, paisleys, flowers, or abstract shapes – into the larger quilt blocks, use pattern stamps, or even collage fabric scraps to the pages. And if the designs inspire you to make quilts of your own, the pages can be used as templates for quilt-making.

My Review:

I really enjoyed coloring the pages I received.  It was so relaxing and I liked how it turned out.  It reminding of me of actually making a quilt.  I like figuring out the colors will work together in the patterns.  I highly recommend this book! 

~I received 2 pages of coloring from CelebrateLit and the author in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Rachel J. Good, inspirational author, writes life-changing, heartfelt novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of Amish romances in the Sisters & Friends series. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student in Writing and Illustration at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. To buy the Amish Quilts Coloring Book:

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Where to Buy:
Amish Quilts Coloring Book


Tour Dates of Other Blogger Reviews:
May 4: Bookworm Mama
May 5: Smiling Book Reviews
May 5: Cassandra M’s Place
May 6: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner
May 6: Simple Harvest Reads
May 7: Blossoms and Blessings
May 8: Tell Tale Book Reviews
May 9: Karen’s Krayons
May 9: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
May 10: Texas Book-aholic
May 11: Singing Librarian Books
May 12: Through the Open Window
May 12: Petra’s Hope
May 13: Lighthouse Academy
May 13: Reader’s Cozy Corner
May 14: A Greater Yes
May 14: Artistic Nobody
May 15: Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses
May 15: Books! Books! Books!
May 15: Raining Butterfly Kisses
May 15: Quiet Quilter 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Her Texas Family" by Jill Lynn

About the Book:
Lucy Grayson moves to Texas after her sister convinces her to start fresh in a new place.  She starts by getting a job as Dr. Graham Redmond's temporary assistant.  They are total opposites so working together is not easy.  But Lucy loves Graham's daughter and while spending time with her, Graham and Lucy start to bond.  But will something or someone keep them apart?

My Review:
I loved this book!  I love characters that clash at first then eventually they see that opposites attract!  I definitely will read more of Jill Lynn's books.  It also hit close to home when the Lucy and Graham realized that they needed to turn to God for help as I'm learning to do just that in my own life.  This was the first book I've read by Jill Lynn but it won't be my last!

~I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.~ 

Where to Buy:
Her Texas Family

"Treacherous Trails" by Dani Mentink

About the Book  Title : Treacherous Trails Author : Dana Mentink Genre : Inspy Romanctic Suspense Release Date : March, 2...