The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen

Today I am thrilled to feature The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen, on tour with Read with Audra Blog Tours!

About the Book

Two couples in love. Two sets of impossible circumstances. One powerful God of grace.

After a devastating tailspin in her late teens, Lauren Anderson’s life is finally back on track. Then a chance meeting with Carter Douglas, her first love and the man who broke her heart, threatens to throw her well-balanced world out of control.

Now a TV meteorologist, Carter is determined to make amends with Lauren. After all, she still owns his heart. But his old demons are forcing him toward the same decision he faced in the past. Is he courageous enough to make a different choice this time around?

When Lauren’s elderly grandmother, Rosie, begins having nightmares about a man named Ephraim–a name her family has never heard before—a fascinating and forbidden past love comes to light. As Lauren and Carter work to uncover the untold stories of Rosie’s past in 1950s Wichita, they embark on a journey of forgiveness and second chances that will change their lives—and Rosie’s—forever. Along the way they’ll learn that God wastes nothing, his timing is perfect, and nothing is beyond his grace and redemption.

The Songs That Could Have Been is full of the same deftly handled, resonant writing that readers and critics alike enjoyed in Amanda Wen’s first book in the series, Roots of Wood and Stone. Fans of Lisa Wingate and Rachel Hauck will add Amanda Wen to their must-read shelves.

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About the Author

Amanda Wen is an award-winning writer of inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction. She has placed first in multiple writing contests, including the 2017 Indiana Golden Opportunity, the 2017 Phoenix Rattler, and the 2016 ACFW First Impressions contests. She was also a 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest finalist. Her debut novel was a 2021 Christy Award First Novel finalist.
 
Wen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and regularly contributes author interviews for their Fiction Finder feature. She also frequently interviews authors for her blog and is a contributor to the God Is Love blog. She is the author of Roots of Wood and Stone and The Songs That Could Have Been.
 
In addition to her writing, Wen is an accomplished professional cellist and pianist who frequently performs with orchestras, chamber groups, and her church’s worship team. She serves as a choral accompanist as well. A lifelong denizen of the flatlands, Wen lives in Kansas with her patient, loving, and hilarious husband, their three adorable Wenlets, and a snuggly Siamese cat.
 
To find Amanda Wen’s blog and short stories, visit www.amandawen.com. Readers can also follower her on Facebook (@AuthorAmandaWen)Twitter (@AuthorAmandaWen), and Instagram (@authoramandawen).

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My Thoughts

This book was well worth the wait!!  I am so impressed with the author’s ability to take several sensitive subjects and write about them with such respect and accuracy that you feel the emotions of the characters as they grapple with them.  I really liked the characters in the novel, both past and present.  They are engaging and I found myself invested in their stories.  The characters each have their trials but there is also a message of hope in the story.  There are a lot of relatable truths in the book, but my favorite was the theme of trusting God to help us through our problems.  I do recommend reading Of Roots and Stone first but both books really are great reads.  Highly recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller

Today I am thrilled to feature Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller, on tour with Read with Audra Blog Tours!

About the Book

Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?

Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend’s rakish brother.

When James Langley returns to his family’s estate, he can’t be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father’s stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.

Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn’t until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?

When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?

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About the Author

Carolyn Miller is an inspirational romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children.
 
A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English literature and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. She enjoys music, films, gardens, art, travel, and food.

Miller’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers. 
 
Learn more about Carolyn at www.carolynmillerauthor.com, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author)Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor)

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My Thoughts

I have enjoyed this series because it gives us a (fictional but historically well researched) glimpse at the working class of Regency fiction, rather than focusing on the affluent, which is the case for many of the books I read in this era. I loved Sarah’s character: her bluntness is very honest but she has a kind nature as well. I can’t say that I loved James as much, although I did appreciate the growths that occurred in their relationship. The theme of forgiveness is very prominent without being preachy and I liked the interwoven faith elements. I also liked the setting of the story and thought that the scenes were well described, so it was easy to envision the beautiful North Sea. And the history in this area is fascinating too and well written. I liked the book overall and I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Audra Jenning’s tour. This review is entirely my own.

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Ensnared by Jody Hedlund

About the Book

Mikaela likes being nursemaid to her two young charges, but she dislikes the Earl of Likness for his mean spirit.  She is grateful to reconnect with the Earl’s brother, Gunnar, who returns home in search of the sacred chalice in hopes of healing the queen.  Gunnar soon realizes his brother may be holding a secret regarding the chalice, but the truth is he is also holding a secret—he has always loved Mikaela.  Danger begins to close in on Gunnar and Mikaela, who must fight against the Hardanger Forest and fight to survive.

About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

Purchase Links

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My Thoughts

Although every book she writes is amazing, Ensnared might be my favorite of the Knights of Brethren series so far!  The characters are engaging, the romance is endearing, and the plot is enchanting.  I found it easy to become invested in the story almost immediately and had no trouble ignoring sleep in pursuit of knowing what came next in the story.  I liked how creative this story truly is with medieval knights, lovely maidens, and dangerous forests and villains.  I am always impressed that Jody Hedlund can continue to come up with such unique storylines with memorable characters.  I really liked the romance between Mikaela and Gunnar and enjoyed reading how their relationship grew in the story; in fact, childhood best friends to lovers just happens to be one of my favorite love tropes!  I do recommend reading this series in order as I think the story builds on previous books.  I am so excited to read the next book in the series!  Highly recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart

About the Book

Rose and her daughters go to her brother-in-law’s Kentucky farm, Meadowland, after the loss of her husband, hoping to focus on recovering from the tragedy and learning to move on without him.  Dirk Meadows is willing to host his brother’s family at the farm, but he avoids personal connections due to past hurts.  As Rose and Dirk begin to repair the broken pieces of their hearts, they find themselves drawn to each other in their tragedy.

About the Author

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of Along a Storied TrailAn Appalachian SummerRiver to RedemptionThese Healing Hills, and Angel Sister, along with several Shaker novels–The RefugeThe OutsiderThe BelieverThe SeekerThe Blessed, and The Gifted. She and her husband live on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Ann enjoys discovering the everyday wonders of nature while hiking in her farm’s fields and woods with her grandchildren and her dogs, Frankie and Marley. Learn more at http://www.annhgabhart.com.

Purchase Links

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My Thoughts

This novel has characters with such great depth and growth!  There is tragedy in the story, but also hope as Rose and Kirk are finally able to take their broken pasts and depend on God with their future.  Ann Gabhart is able to write characters that seem realistic and authentic and it’s easy to love them.  There is also something comforting about the way she describes Meadowland as well and easily draws you in with her setting.  The spiritual themes of healing and faith are central to the storyline.  The ending wrapped up rather quickly, but I greatly enjoyed the detailed journey.  I really liked the depth to the story and I highly recommend this novel!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Celebrate Lit Tour – A Promise Engraved by Liz Tolsma

A Promise Engraved

About the Book

Book: A Promise Engraved

Author: Liz Tolsma

Genre: Christian Fiction/Historical Fiction/Romance

Release date: May, 2022

9781636092492 (3)

Can Promises Made in Times of Struggle Endure 200 Years?

Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.

Young, spirited Josie Wilkins life is about to take a turn when faced with political turmoil and forbidden love in San Antonio of 1836. John Gilbert has won her heart, despite being a Protestant preacher who is forbidden to practice his faith in Texas. Will either of them survive an epic battle for liberty to create a legacy of love?

Nearly 200 years later, Kayleigh Hernandez takes breaks from her demanding job as a refugee coordinator working with Mexican migrants to attend flea markets where she has found a uniquely engraved ring. Enlisting the help of appraiser Brandon Shuman, they piece together a love story long forgotten. But will dangers linked to Kayleigh’s work end her own hopes for leaving a legacy built on hope, faith, and love?

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About the Author

LizTolsma

Liz Tolsma is the author of several WWII novels, romantic suspense novels, prairie romance novellas, and an Amish romance. She is a popular speaker and an editor and resides next to a Wisconsin farm field with her husband and their youngest daughter. Her son is a US Marine, and her oldest daughter is a college student. Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. Please visit her website at http://www.liztolsma.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@LizTolsma), Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She is also the host of the Christian Historical Fiction Talk podcast.

More from Liz

The Story of Susannah Dickinson, Alamo Survivor

When asked how many died at the Alamo, many would answer that everyone did. While it’s true that all fighting on the side of Texas independence perished, there were survivors, all women and children and one slave. The only white woman (the rest were of Mexican descent) was Susannah Dickinson, along with her daughter Angelina. Susannah had followed her husband, Almaron, to Mexican Texas in 1831. They had married two years before when Susannah was just fifteen. She never learned to read or write.

She and the other women hid in the sacristy of the church, one of the surviving buildings in the mission and what we now think of as the Alamo. Her husband died, but Mexican General Santa Anna found them and spared their lives, sending them to Sam Houston with $2 each and a blanket.

She married again the following year but divorced him almost immediately on the grounds of cruelty. She married a third time the following year and was married for five years until her husband died of alcoholism. A fourth marriage occurred in 1847, but she divorced again in 1857, this time allegedly because she was having an affair. That same year, she married for a fifth time. This marriage lasted until her death in 1883.

The ring in A Promise Engraved is based on a cat’s eye ring supposedly given to Angelina by William Travis before the battle. Angelina was Susannah’s only child. She married and had three children, but that marriage ended in divorce. She gave the ring to a man she’d become involved with in New Orleans. She married again and had one more child but died in 1869 from a uterine hemorrhage.

Today there are many descendants of Susannah Dickinson. If you visit the Susannah Dickinson house in Austin, you’ll see a quilt that is signed by many of her living descendants.

My Thoughts

This story is set during a very fascinating time in history and I learned a lot from the author’s well-researched setting.  Her writing allows the reader to be transported to the past while also staying connected with the present in the dual timeline.  I liked Kayleigh a lot; her passion for Mexican migrant children is commendable.  There is a bit of mystery as she tries to find the history of the ring that added a level of suspense that kept my attention during the novel.  I loved when the past and present began to connect a bit further along in the story.  I also think the faith elements are well woven into the story.  I have greatly enjoyed this series and think this is a great addition.  A recommended dual time story!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, May 28

Bigreadersite, May 28

The Write Escape, May 28

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 29

Christina’s Corner, May 29

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 29

lakesidelivingsite, May 30

Texas Book-aholic, May 30

Rebecca Tews, May 30

Inklings and notions, May 31

Blogging With Carol, May 31

Splashes of Joy, May 31

Betti Mace, June 1

Southern Gal Loves to Read, June 1

Genesis 5020, June 2

Daysong Reflections, June 2

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, June 2

Remembrancy, June 3

Books, Books, and More Books, June 3

For Him and My Family, June 3

Older & Smarter?, June 4

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 4

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 5

deb’s Book Review, June 5

Mary Hake, June 5

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, June 6

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 6

Blossoms and Blessings, June 6

Connie’s History Classroom, June 7

Life of Literature, June 7

Back Porch Reads , June 7

Bizwings Blog, June 8

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 8

For the Love of Literature, June 8

Through the Fire blogs, June 9

Pause for Tales, June 9

Labor Not in Vain, June 9

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, June 10

Melissa’s Bookshelf, June 10

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, June 10

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Liz is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer

About the Book

Luke Davenport, retired from his primary work at a Horseman, is ready to take on a job tracking down a group of rustlers.  He has an opportunity to protect Nate, the nephew to Damaris Baxter, giving him a chance to learn more about this plain and quiet girl.  Darmaris is unsure how to be a mom to a young boy, but after the sudden and recent death of her brother, she tackles the responsibility of caring for Nate as best as she can.  However, suspicions about her brother’s death loom in her mind and make her wonder if there is more to his story.  With Luke’s help, she digs deeper, only for danger to lurk near on the horizon.

About the Author

Voted #1 Reader’s Favorite Christian Romance Author of 2019 by Family Fiction Magazine, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. She makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at karenwitemeyer.com.

Purchase Links

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My Thoughts

I was so excited to finally get my hands on Luke “Preach” Davenport’s story!  It was great to read about familiar characters from the earlier stories, but it was wonderful to dive into Luke’s story, which I think stands well on its own.  I loved how the author incorporated faith into every aspect of the novel, truly making it a central part of how the characters thought and developed and grew.  The plot flowed well and was easily engaging, keeping my attention from beginning to end.  I liked the element of mystery in the story and the twists and turns kept me guessing.  The romance develops well and made me smile several times.  I loved this novel and highly recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner

Thank you for stopping by the blog tour for Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner, on tour with Austen Prose Tours!

Quick Facts

  • Title: Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel
  • Author: Natalie Jenner
  • Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction
  • Publisher: ‎St. Martin’s Press (May 17, 2022)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook 
  • ISBN: 978-1250276698
  • Tour Dates: May 2-29, 2022

About the Book

Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world in Bloomsbury Girls.

Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager’s unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:

Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiancé was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances–most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.

Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she’s been working to support the family following her husband’s breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.

Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she’s working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.

As they interact with various literary figures of the time–Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others–these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.

About the Author

Natalie Jenner is the author of the instant international bestseller The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury Girls. A Goodreads Choice Award runner-up for historical fiction and finalist for best debut novel, The Jane Austen Society was a USA Today and #1 national bestseller and has been sold for translation in twenty countries. Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie has been a corporate lawyer, career coach and, most recently, an independent bookstore owner in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. Visit her website to learn more.

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A special message from Natalie: Dear readers, I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of affection that so many of you have expressed for my debut novel The Jane Austen Society and its eight main characters. When I wrote its epilogue (in one go and without ever changing a word), I wanted to give each of Adam, Mimi, Dr. Gray, Adeline, Yardley, Frances, Evie and Andrew the happy Austenesque ending they each deserved. But I could not let go of servant girl Evie Stone, the youngest and only character inspired by real life (my mother, who had to leave school at age fourteen, and my daughter, who does eighteenth-century research for a university professor and his team). Bloomsbury Girls continues Evie’s adventures into a 1950s London bookshop where there is a battle of the sexes raging between the male managers and the female staff, who decide to pull together their smarts, connections, and limited resources to take over the shop and make it their own. There are dozens of new characters in Bloomsbury Girls from several different countries, and audiobook narration was going to require a female voice of the highest training and caliber. When I learned that British stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson, CBE, had agreed to narrate, I knew that my story could not be in better hands, and I so hope you enjoy reading or listening to it. Warmest regards, Natalie

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My Thoughts

This is the perfect novel to enjoy sipping a cup of tea and cozied up in your favorite chair!  There is just something charming about a bookstore, but beyond the charming setting of this novel comes three strong-willed, vibrant, determined, resourceful women who each use their intelligence to make the bookstore hum.  The characters are engaging and believable; I think Evie is my personal favorite!  I would say the strong women take center stage in this novel and the history is definitely not detailed, but I think enjoying this novel as women’s fiction allows readers to dig deep into fascinating characters and admire the three women.  I liked the tie in of the rules at the beginning of each chapter and found that very creative!  I think you can get more background information by reading The Jane Austen Society first, but this novel stands well on its own.  I am eager to read more by this author and recommend this latest release!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Advance Praise

“Jenner follows The Jane Austen Society (2020) with another top-notch reading experience, using the same deft hand at creating complex, emotionally engaging characters [against] a backdrop chock-full of factual historical information… Fans of Christina Baker Kline, Kate Quinn and Pam Jenoff [will] appreciate this gem.” —Booklist (starred review)

“An illuminating yarn… Fans of emotional historical fiction will be charmed.” —Publishers Weekly

“Bloomsbury Girls is an immersive tale of three women determined to forge their own paths in 1950s London. Jenner has proven to be a master at spinning charming, earnest characters and paints a vivid picture of postwar England. I wanted to stay lost in her world forever!” —Stephanie Wrobel, internationally bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold

“Bloomsbury Girls is a book lover’s dream, one of those rare reads that elicits a sense of book-ish wistfulness and nostalgia. Jenner has created a colorful cast of characters in a story about friendship, perseverance, and the ways that determined women can band together in a man’s world. You’re in for a treat.” —Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary

“In a London still reeling from the ravages of World War II and the changes war has brought to English society, three young women take their futures into their own hands. With Bloomsbury Girls, Natalie Jenner has penned a timely and beautiful ode to ambition, friendship, bookshops, and the written word.” —Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library“In post-war London, Bloomsbury Books survived The Blitz until Vivien Lowry, Grace Perkins, and Evie Stone set off their own bomb on the stuffy all-male management. What ensues is the most delightful, witty, and endearing story you will read this year. Natalie Jenner, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, proves that she was not a one hit wonder. Like Austen, her second book is even better than the first.” —Laurel Ann Nattress, editor of Jane Austen Made Me Do It 

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Turn to Me by Becky Wade

I am so thrilled to be able to participate in a blog tour for the newest release by the talented Becky Wade, Turn to Me!

About the Book

Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey’s life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke’s release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he’s hidden. Worried that she won’t be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke’s promise to protect her until the end of her search. Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke’s help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return–by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he’s long denied himself. As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He’ll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who’s going to shield him from losing hisheart?

About the Author

Becky Wade is a bestselling author of heart-pounding and faith-filled contemporary romance novels and the winner of the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year. She’s a native of California who married a Texan and now lives in Dallas with her husband and three children. To find out more about Becky and her books, visit beckywade.com.

Purchase Links

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My Thoughts

Wow, this book is so good! Becky Wade has this incredible ability to draw her readers into her stories so they feel every emotion of the characters. I felt the guilt of Luke and the grief of Finley, and it was hard to put the book down as I was so invested in their story. The romance in this novel is sweet, realistic, and yes, has several perfectly swoon worthy kissing scenes! The bits of humor and banter allow for some light moments among the heavier topics and I really enjoyed reading about the dogs Finley works with in the story. Additionally, mystery abounds with the treasure hunt Luke and Finley undertake and I loved the twists and turns in the story. My favorite part of this novel, however, was the way Becky Wade seamlessly incorporated strong faith elements in the story that made it easy to grow in my faith while reading. I love everything this talented author writes, but this series has been my favorite so far and I really enjoyed this novel! Highly recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Blog Tour Schedule

May 5th

Inside The Wong Mind

May 6th

Blessed & Bookish

May 7th

Books and Everyday Life

May 8th

Simply Susan

May 10th

Melmo2610 A Bookish Blog

May 12th

Becky’s Bookshelves

May 14th

Holly’s Book Corner

May 15th

Christian Chick’s Thoughts

May 16th

Remembrancy

May 18th

The Green Mockingbird

May 19th

Batya’s Bits

May 20th

Life of Literature

May 21st

Britt Reads Fiction

May 22nd

Amy Watson Author

May 23rd

Beauty In The Binding

May 24th

Reviews By Erin

May 25th

My Book A Day

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Fatal Code by Natalie Walters

About the Book

Elinor Mitchell, a descendent of a scientist who worked on a nuclear energy project in the United States in the 1960s, realizes that she has secret information, and someone else is interested in those secrets.  She follows the clues left by her grandfather, only to recognize that danger is closing in, and fast.  SNAP agent Kekoa Young is meanwhile tasked with keeping an eye out for Elinor and when it’s apparent that the enemy is not far behind, he joins her in her hunt for the answers.

About the Author

Natalie Walters is the author of Lights Out, as well as the Harbored Secrets series. A military wife, she currently resides in Texas with her soldier husband and is the proud mom of three. She loves traveling, spending time with her family, and connecting with readers on Instagram and Facebook. Learn more at http://www.nataliewalterswriter.com.

Purchase Links

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My Thoughts

I’m always amazed at Natalie Walters’ ability to write fast-paced action-filled fiction but also to take time to develop characters with realistic depth.  I loved Elinor and Kekoa’s story!  Their interactions and relationship develop with the perfect timing and circumstances that make you root for them the whole time.  The faith themes are woven in seamlessly and are relatable without being preachy.  And the suspense!  I could not put this book down!  The twists and turns are so unexpected and the plot is so intriguing!  I do recommend reading the first book in the series so that you can understand all parts of the SNAP agency.  I cannot wait for book three!  Highly recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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To Tame a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund

About the Book

Brody McQuaid is struggling with the demons of war, so he focuses on saving wild horses that are being hunted by ranchers in South Park.  He loves his little niece but otherwise does not have time for romance or love.  Savannah Marshall has escaped to South Park after running out on a wedding planned by her father, and she is drawn to Brody’s compassion for the horses.  But soon the past catches up to both Brody and Savannah and they are forced to deal with the problems that have been haunting them.

About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. She lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!). When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

Purchase Links

Amazon

Baker Book House

Barnes and Noble

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Christian Book

My Thoughts

I am always so impressed with Jody Hedlund’s ability to create characters with depth, struggles, and emotions that make them seem so real.  I loved Brody and Savannah’s story!  Brody is aptly named as he has that brooding quality to him, haunted as he is by the war.  The romance was so well written and their relationship was heart tugging and believable.  I also loved Savannah’s heart both for horses and for Brody; her compassion and love is so sweet.  Beyond the well-developed characters are an intriguing storyline, fascinating history, and wonderful spiritual truths that make a well-rounded novel characteristic of this fantastic writer.  I have so greatly enjoyed this series and I am looking forward to the next one!  Highly recommended!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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