Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Book Review: Where Hope Begins


Where Hope Begins by Cathy West is a powerful, life changing novel. From the moment you read the first sentence of the first chapter, you will be hooked. Rarely have I read a book about such serious issues without needing to stop and get a breather. Not so with this novel. It is written in first person and puts you right there in the middle of the action, in all of its raw pain and vulnerability. Ms West has a unique ability to weave threads of hope into this novel and it never feels too overwhelmingly sad or hopeless. Buy this book and give copies to your loved ones. This book may be a work of fiction, but it has the power to change lives with its emphasis on never ending hope. I highly recommend this book! I also recommend reading it somewhere where you can cry without an audience— learn from my mistake! I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions in this review are my own.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Book Review: Perilous Riptide by Christy Barritt


Perilous Riptide by Christy Barritt is book 5 in the Lantern Beach series.  Cassidy has never been a natural to living quietly while awaiting to testify in a high profile case.  She keeps getting pulled into local investigations, often because she is so much more qualified than the local police. In this book, there is no way that Cassidy could stay out of the investigation, because she is trying to prove her boyfriend's innocence while he is behind bars.  With Ty in prison, things are even more dangerous for Cassidy.  Will she be able to free Ty and prove his innocence?  Ms Barritt's Lantern Beach series is full of wonderful suspenseful reads.  Don't miss this one!  But get them all, because once you start reading, you will want to read one after another!  I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Book Review: The Theory of Happily Ever After

Looking for a summer beach read?  I've got the perfect book for you!  The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristen Billerbeck is such a fun book!  Dr. Maggie Maguire is the expert at the science behind happiness, but after a breakup and betrayal by her ex, she is absolutely depressed.  When her friends drag her on a singles cruise where she is supposed to pull herself together and give a lecture as the expert she is, absolute mayhem ensues left and right.  I thought this book was an absolute delight to read.  Overall, it's a fun, light read that's perfect as a summer beach read. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher.  These opinions are entirely my own.

Book Review: The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron is a novel set in many different time periods.  To be honest, at first I found it difficult to follow the three stories in this book, set in three different time periods.  I had my doubts about this book, but I am so glad I kept reading!  The mysterious castle links the stories and the three women together.  The castle itself almost becomes another character in this book and takes on a life of its own.  I loved the bits of history in the book along with its incredible settings that came alive without tedious descriptions.  The characters themselves were strong women, and I loved that.  This book is full of romance and mystery and real historical events.  It is the story of overcoming the odds and rising up again.  I highly recommend this novel.  It will keep you up later than you want to stay up!  I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher.  These opinions are entirely my own.

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