Sunday, March 31, 2019


Book Review: Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens


Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens is her debut novel that releases tomorrow in print and is available now on Kindle.  This novel is a retelling of the story of Ruth, but set in India and Great Britain during the colonial period.  I was thrilled to read this book for many reasons.  I've always loved the book of Ruth and the undying love Ruth showed to her mother-in-law. I have always been fascinated with the British colonization of India and found that part of the novel really interesting. I love that the author decided to tell this story, dealing with issues of cultural differences and discrimination in that time period.  All of these issues are still pertinent today.  The idea for the book was wonderful and the plot was okay as well.  The book is well-researched.  I really, really wanted to love this book, but I didn't. I found the main characters not likable for the most part.  Their behavior was often irritating to me as a reader.  Also, I found some language and situations a bit inappropriate for Christian Fiction. I was looking forward to recommending this particular book to a friend, but reading through the book made me realize that I could not do that. I received a copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Book Review: Code of Valor by Lynette Eason

Code of Valor by Lynette Eason is book 3 in the Blue Justice Series.  Someone wants Emily dead and she has no idea why.  Thank goodness she happens to be spotted by vacationing detective Brady St. John. Brady is vacationing at the lake and trying to recover from a devastating breakup.  But he quickly gets pulled into helping Emily.  And the efforts to get her never stop! This book is absolutely packed with suspense. I read suspense frequently, and I actually took a short break from reading this one because the action was so intense.  It is a fabulous read! I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.

Exciting New Book Alert: First Degree Murder by Christy Barritt 


Christy Barritt has written a lot of books set in Lantern Beach, but the stories just keep getting better. The P.D. Series is the best yet!  In First Degree Murder, bodies are unearthed and ties to the local cult keep appearing. Cassidy’s past also seems to be catching up to her. This novel has unbelievable plotting. The pacing will keep you turning pages way past bedtime because the action never stops. This novel was fantastic and I can’t wait for the next one!! I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019



Cover Reveal!! The Waves by Amy Matayo


I can't wait to read THE WAVES, the first book in RITA Award-nominated Amy Matayo's LOVE IN CHAOS series. Pre-order now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PZ4ZZ7B #thewaves #loveinchaos #amymatayo #comingsoon #April25 #romance #cantwaittoread 

SYNOPSIS:

The Waves - Love in Chaos #1

Dillon Hayes is twenty-eight and single, an unfortunate status her overbearing family is determined to fix. So when she’s stuck on a cruise ship for a seven-day reunion with the lot of them, she's desperate for any escape she can find, even if it means partnering with a sketchy stranger for an off-the-beaten-path snorkeling excursion. After her mother's last matchmaking attempt, Dillon is more than willing to trade all her good sense for a few hours of solace. 
 
Liam Gamble is stuck in the middle of family vacation hell. The worst part: it's not even his family. This will be the last time he ever accepts a free-vacation invitation from his best friend. At this point, he'd be willing to hand over his life savings to get off this crazy ship. So when he catches one of his friend's cousins sneaking off board, he decides to join her, hijacking her private excursion and nearly blowing her cover. If she gets to leave, so does he. 
 
But what starts off as a secret escape turns into a very real nightmare when their shady tour guide leaves them stranded on an uninhabited island with nothing but the clothes on their backs and no idea how to keep themselves alive.
 
As hours turn into days, and the weather proves as threatening as their need for food and water, Dillon and Liam must join forces and rely on each other if they have any hope of seeing their families again. Funny thing: sometimes in life, the end of the rope is when you discover everything you value has been in front of you all along.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2019



Book Review: Eat, Live, Thrive Diet by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson


Happy Launch Day to Eat, Live, Thrive Diet by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson.  I was delighted to take part in the Eat, Live, Thrive Diet Launch Team and I can tell you that the authors of this book are sincere in their desire to help other achieve a healthy life.  The Eat, Live, Thrive Diet is all about customizing the way you eat and live.  They bring together science and common sense to make a fantastic book that you'll want to read again and again at different times in your life.  I think, like anything else, some of the ideas in the book need to be discussed with you doctor before trying them. But, I can see this book being really useful to many, many women out their.  The authors also really focus on the spiritual side and the power of positive self talk.  Overall, I was really impressed with this book and I would recommend it to women looking to re-examine their healthy life choices. I received a copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.

Saturday, March 16, 2019



Book Review: The White City by Grace Hitchcock


About the Book


Book: The White City

Author: Grace Hitchcock

Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense

Release Date: March, 2019

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair

Step into True Colors—a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?





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My Review

The White City by Grace Hitchcock is a phenomenal start to this new historical series based on true crimes in America's past.  As a reader, I love reading both historical fiction and suspense novels.  This novel did not disappoint in either of these categories.  I am not easily scared, but this novel had me cringing a lot.  I think that this novel was harder to read in some respects because it was based on true crime, a crime I already knew a lot about, and I knew how horrific things could turn out for the main character.  Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed the author's retelling of H. H. Holmes' crimes, reimagined through the eyes of her character.  I loved Winnifred, the main character. She is the perfect counterpoint to H. H. Holmes and his evil.  I can't wait for more books in this series.  This is the first novel that I have read by this author, but it will not be the last.  I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.



About the Author


Grace Hitchcock is the author of three novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. The White City is her debut novel and releases March 2019 with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit Grace online at GraceHitchcock.com.




Guest Post from Grace

True Colors—Fiction Based on Strange, But True, American Crime Stories

True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through 6 unique stories of historical romantic suspense in the exciting new True Colors series.

In book one, The White City, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped while attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a detective, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

The Real Criminal Behind the Story

While Winnifred Wylde is a fictional character, Doctor H. H. Holmes was very real and became infamously known as America’s first serial killer. Learn more about him HERE.




Blog Stops

The Lit Addict, March 14
Multifarious, March 15
Back Porch Reads, March 15
Livin’ Lit, March 16
By The Book, March 18
EmpowerMoms, March 19
Bigreadersite, March 21
Genesis 5020, March 21
The Becca Files, March 21
Emily Yager, March 22
Pause for Tales, March 22
Mary Hake, March 23
Book by Book, March 23
amandainpa, March 25
Older & Smarter?, March 26

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Grace is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The White City!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/dd7d/the-white-city-celebration-tour-giveaway

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