Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The English Proposal by Jenna Brandt

The English Proposal: Christian Victorian Era Historical (Window to the Heart Saga Book 1) by [Brandt, Jenna]                                                     


















To follow the heart or the head—torn between two men—which future will Lady Margaret choose? Profoundly romantic and superbly riveting, The English Proposal explores the conflict between fulfilling duties and satiating desires.

The English Proposal (Book 1). Sheltered on her family’s country estate, Lady Margaret, the daughter of an English Earl, is betrothed due to a family promise. Although Henry, the Viscount Rolantry, has been her best friend since childhood and she is expected to marry him, she never felt butterflies until she meets the Duke of Witherton. Against her father’s wishes, Margaret finds herself captivated by the forbidden duke. Caught between family loyalty and her own wishes, Margaret searches for a way to satisfy both her responsibilities and her longings. When tragedy strikes, Margaret finds herself seeking answers at church. But when she finally makes her choice, through her newfound faith, will she be able to live with the repercussions of her decision?

Window to the Heart Saga: a recountal of the epic journey of Lady Margaret, a young English noblewoman, who through many trials, obstacles, and tragedies, discovers her own inner strength, the sustaining force of faith in God, and the power of family and friends. In this three-part series, experience new places and cultures as the heroine travels from England to France and completes her adventures in America. The series has compelling themes of love, loss, faith and hope with a exceptionally gratifying conclusion.

Friday, June 9, 2017

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell


In a few hours, Millie will say “I do” to Bump Anderson, a man who loves her through and through. But would he love her if he knew the secret she keeps?
Millie’s mind is racing and there seems to be no clear line between right and wrong. Either path leads to pain, and she’ll do anything to protect the ones she loves. So she decides to bury the truth and begin again, helping Bump launch a ranch in the wilds of Colorado. But just when she thinks she’s left her old Mississippi life behind, the facts surface in the most challenging way.
That’s when Millie’s grandmother, Oka, arrives to help. Relying on her age-old Choctaw traditions, Oka teaches Millie the power of second chances. Millie resists, believing redemption is about as likely as moving mountains. But Oka stands strong, modeling forgiveness as the only true path to freedom.
Together, Bump, Millie, and Oka fight against all odds to create a sustainable ranch, all while learning that the important lessons of their pasts can be used to build a beautiful future.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Two Crosses by Elizabeth Musser


The glimmering Huguenot cross she innocently wears leads her deep into the shadows.
When Gabriella Madison arrives in France in 1961 to continue her university studies, she doesn’t anticipate being drawn into the secretive world behind the Algerian war for independence from France. The further she delves into the war efforts, the more her faith is challenged.
The people who surround her bring a whirlwind of transforming forces—a wise nun involved in the smuggling, a little girl carrying secret information, and a man with unknown loyalties who captures her heart. When she discovers a long hidden secret from her past, it all leads to questions about trust, faith in action, and the power of forgiveness to move beyond the pain of the past.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday Top Ten

Top Ten List of Books I Want to Read This Summer




I had this idea after reading some blogging tips that were posted in a blogging class I was taking. One of their tips was to have a top ten list on your blog to get  more traffic to your blog through Pinterest. So needless to say I'm gonna give it a try.

My list contains new, old, classic and contemporary. I am really wanting to re-read a series I have and I want to dive into some of the literary classics I haven't read. To some of you this list might seem strange but I'm taking the summer to be different in what I read :-)



10. The Bronte Sisters
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This one might seem a little odd but I actually read a book by Katherine Reay called The Bronte' Plot and it made me so interested in reading some books by the sisters.


9. To Kill a Mockingbird
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A classic I have never read. My oldest daughter and I are going to be reading it this summer.
I love the movie though.


8. Lynn Austin's Wonderland Creek
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If I get a chance to read this book, it will be my first by Lynn. After hearing so many good things about her I really can't wait to read her work. I actually bought several of her books at our library's book sale a few weeks ago, so I have a few to choose from.


7. Ted Dekker's Circle Series
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I know I'm like the only person on the planet that hasn't read Ted's books, but I'm gonna be honest and say that I'm not so sure if he is my style. I am however going to give this series a try. Who knows? Maybe I'll jump on the Christian Horror/Suspense bandwagon. Is that a thing? Christian horror? Idk?

6. Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly Series
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The Love Comes Softly series is the first series in Christian fiction that I read. I love these so much that I want to reread them this summer. I have officially been able to collect all of her books written solely by her and add them to my personal library and I plan on reading each one.

5. The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron
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The first book I ever read by Kristy was A Sparrow in Terezin from her Hidden Masterpiece series and I loved it! She has become one of my new favorite authors since I started reviewing. I can't wait to read this one.


4. The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
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Y'all I love Rachel Hauck! I have read the other books in this series but I haven't gotten around to reading this one. I can't wait to crack it open because based on the other books in the series I know it's going to be fabulous. The other books in the series are The Wedding Chapel and The Wedding Shop.




3. The Illusionist's Apprentice
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Again I love Kristy! This one is her newest book and I'm just as excited about it as all the others.


2. Chautona Havig's None So Blind
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This book sounded so good to me and I am really glad that I got the opportunity to review it! Can't wait to share my review.


1. The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck
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I am SOOOOOOOOO excited about this book!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this. I will always read anything she has written and I am just chomping at the bit to dive in.


So tell me. What's on your summer reading Top Ten?

Monday, June 5, 2017

A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer


Duty Brought Them TogetherWill Secrets Destroy Their Love?
American Emma Hanson came to England to study at Oxford, but joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force at the height of World War II. She is stationed at beautiful and historic Danesfield House west of London as part of the highly secretive Photographic Reconnaissance Unit.

Englishman Will Fleming is a handsome young artist who has been commissioned by the British government to record the changing landscape in paintings. His path intersects with Emma's when his real mission—tracking Nazi spies—leads him to Danesfield House, the target of a sinister plot.

Emma and Will become friends, but neither can reveal the true nature of their assignment. Can their relationship grow amid such secrecy? And can Will save Danesfield House—and Emma and her coworkers—before it's too late?