Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn

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Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn was another great book in this series.  I love these books and I am so glad that I get to review them.  There are some books that I would never buy with my own money but these are one of the few that I would actually buy because I love them so much.  Anyway lets get on to the review of this book.  In the beginning I wasn’t a huge fan of Zenus and I am not sure why but by the end of the book I love him.   I also loved watching Zenus & Mary fall in love and how Zenus finally went and showed her that he loved her.  It was such a sweet love story that I would recommend to anyone who loves romance novels.

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He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?

After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.

Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.

Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?

Gina Welborn

About The Author

Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including The Heiress’s Courtship. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and a founding member of InkwellInspirations.com. She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at GinaWelborn.com.

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About The Quilts Of Love Series

Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. TheQuilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

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Milked by Lisa Doyle

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Milked by Lisa Doyle was a good but different book.  It was different because of the plot and it was different in a great way.  I loved this book because it was something that I never thought about and yet it did make me smile all the time.  It was such a unique storyline that I couldn’t help but enjoy the book.  I read tons of book and I tend to read the same types of books all the time but this book was like a breath of fresh air.  The past month I have been in a reading funk because I was tired of reading the same things.  When I started this book it was just because I had too and after I was a few pages in I feel in love with the story and the authors writing.  I would recommend this book to everyone because it is such a fun book to read!

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Torn Asunder by Alana Terry

Torn Asunder - Ebook SmallTorn Asunder is the newest suspense novel from award-winning author Alana Terry. Torn Asunder is the story of Hannah and Simon, two North Korean refugees who sneak back into their country to serve as underground missionaries. In this world of spies, secret police, and informants, Simon and Hannah learn that staying together won’t just compromise their ministry. It could cost them both their lives.
Torn Asunder launches today for just 99 cents, and all book sale proceeds today support the work of Liberty in North Korea, an organization that runs an underground railroad for North Korean refugees. You can get the paperback or the ebook for 99 cents for a limited time only. And remember the best news ~ Your purchase will help save a North Korean refugee!

My Review:

From the first page right up until the last page I couldn’t put this book down. I have been hooked since I read her first book “The Beloved Daughter” and each book she has so much to live up to and I am so glad to say that she does it each time.  I love this series of books and I can’t wait to read more books by her.  If you love reading suspense filled books than I know you will love this one.

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Simon gritted his teeth. His head felt like it was sinking. The general kept his voice level and pleasant as he slipped the device over Simon’s pinky. “Now, you just tell me who you delivered your Bibles to, and I’ll let you leave here with everything intact.”Simon tried to swallow. His whole jaw was swollen from his scuffle in the woods. He shut his eyes and hoped the general couldn’t feel him tremble.General Sin chuckled to himself. “Silly me. I forgot.” He slid the device off Simon’s finger. “This kind of tool won’t work on a big, strong man like you.” He strode over to Hannah and yanked her hand before Simon could even cry out. He jammed her ring finger into the opening.

Simon struggled against his iron restraints. “Let her go!”

Hannah sucked in her breath. General Sin still glared at Simon. “This is your last chance. Give me the names, and I’ll release her unharmed.”

Simon’s field of vision blurred over. He wanted to scream. The metal from his handcuffs sliced open his wrists. He pictured himself breaking free and tackling the general to the ground.

“Better talk.” General Sin yawned. “I hate getting my uniform messy.”

Hannah’s hand trembled, but she didn’t make a noise.

“Three …”

Simon clenched his jaw, unable to tear his face away from Hannah’s wide, terrified eyes.

“Two …”





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Believing In Bigfoot by JC Miller

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Believing In Bigfoot by JC Miller was a great book.  This is the second book I have read by JC Miller and it as another great book.  JC Miller does an amazing job of writing and making you feel as though you are there with the characters.  When this book started I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book but after the first few chapters I did really get into the book and fell in love with the characters.  This was such a fun sweet book that I would recommend to everyone.

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Reeling from his failed comeback and ruined marriage, washed-out actor Ian James (née Isaac Janowitz) flees Los Angeles for a two-week respite in Northern California’s remote Marble Mountains—Bigfoot country. His time alone in the wilderness begins to peel away the layers of his Hollywood persona. After a fateful meeting with a beguiling woman, Ian begins to question his heart. In a moment of clarity, Isaac ditches his publicist and finds himself in Redding, living with invisibility at the Vagabond Motel.

Professor Ruth Hill is burnt out teaching photography at Redding’s Shasta College, eager for her upcoming retirement. But for unexplained reasons, despite weekly therapy sessions, her panic attacks have escalated. Her artistic slump persists. Looking back, she regrets a life without risk; looking forward, she dreads a meaningless future. Going over her proof sheets one morning, she stumbles upon a series of striking thumbnails, reigniting her passion and creativity.

Readers will root for Isaac and Ruth as they grapple with their chance encounter on the mountain and search for meaning in their repellent, yet intense attraction. Their paths do cross again, but when confronted with the possibility of enduring love, Ruth’s cynicism creeps in; Isaac’s self-defeating beliefs take hold. For these two damaged souls, it just may be too late.

JC Miller

About The Author

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an educator and founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast, she resides in Northern California.

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Swept Away by Laura V Hilton and Cindy Loven

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Swept Away by Laura V Hilton and Cindy Loven was another great book in the series.  When I first started this book I didn’t like any of the characters but Sara Jane’s Grandma.  After a few chapters in I really did love the characters.  I think after a few chapters you got to see more of the characters and you get to know more about who they are so that helped.  I didn’t like how Sara Jane in the beginning of the book acted like a stuck up brat but after a few chapters you get to see more of who she is.  I have loved all the books in this series but one so I am so glad that this one ended up being another one that I love.  If you love romance books written by Christian authors than I would recommend this one to you.  I also would recommend any book in the Quilts Of Love series because they are all so amazing.

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Sara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.
Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.
Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer’s granddaughter.
Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

About The Authors

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning author and a professional book reviewer. A stay-at-home mom and home school teacher, Laura lives with her family in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Cindy Loven is active in the church and writes from her home in Conway, Arkansas, where she lives with her husband and their son.

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Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. TheQuilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

 

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The Brothers’ Keeper by NLB Horton

Book ReviewThe Brothers’ Keeper by NLB Horton was a good book it just wasn’t the right fit for me.  This is the second book in the series and  I have to say that I would recommend reading the first one before this.  Because I haven’t read the first book I found that I was super confused and kept getting lost as to what was going on in the book.  I am going to read the first book and then re-read this book and see how I feel about it after I know more of the back story.

The Brothers' KeepersAbout The Book

The Brothers’ Keepers | RidgeRoute Press (November 2015)

A friend’s deception. A family’s dilemma.

While cataloging looted antiquities in Brussels, archaeologist Grace Madison learns that her daughter has disappeared in France, and daughter-in-law has been attacked in Switzerland. But before the Madisons can save themselves, they must rescue an old friend—if he’ll let them. Navigating a deadly, four-thousand-year-old artifact trail that crosses three continents, they jeopardize hearts and lives against a foe as old as time—as time runs out.

Because choosing what’s right is all that’s left.

NLB HortonAbout The Author

After an award-winning detour through journalism and marketing and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, NLB Horton returned to writing fiction. She has surveyed Israeli and Jordanian archaeological digs accompanied (twice!) by heavy artillery rounds from Syria and machine gun fire from Lebanon. Calmly tossed a tarantula from her skiff into the Amazon after training with an Incan shaman. Driven uneventfully through Rome. And consumed gallons of afternoon tea across five continents. Her first novel, When Camels Fly, was released in May, 2014.The Brothers’ Keepers her second in the Parched series, will be released November 17, 2014. The third in the series will release in the fall of 2015.

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Destiny Defied by J.A. Mark

Book ReviewDestiny Defied by J.A. Mark was an okay book to read.  I had high hopes for this book because from reading the back of the book it sounded like something that was right up my alley.  I did enjoy the characters and the setting of the book but that is about all I liked about this book.  I found that I got lost and confused trying to keep up with who was speaking.  Parts of the book also didn’t flow as well as others.  Like I said I usually love these types of books but that just wasn’t the book for me.  I would still recommend it because I know others will love this book it just wasn’t right for me.

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Destiny Defied | Book One in The Destiny series.

A dramatic shipwreck emancipates Riki Hammad, but the island where she finds refuge is compromised. Unless she finds a power truly great enough to defeat her dark past, she will choose death over returning to captivity. Lord Vétis, high priest of a cultic underground, will stop at nothing to reclaim their chosen one. Using black magic, he manipulates Riki and her four self-assigned bodyguards, triggering a battle that consumes the entire island. The underground will never allow Riki to live out her dreams of a normal life . . . something she has never known.

J.A. MarxAbout The Author

J.A. loves writing embattled spirit novels — adventure and suspense with supernatural undertones. On the side, she dabbles in non-fiction articles and e-zine editing. J.A. owes many thanks Jerry Jenkins and the Christian Writer’s Guild for their support and education.
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Our Little Secrets by Merry Farmer

Book ReviewOur Little Secrets by Merry Farmer was a fun book to read.  If you have been here for awhile you know that I have done tons of reviews for historical fiction lately and I have to say that this one stood out from the crowd for me.  Books can tend to blend together when you read as many as I do so to find one book that stands out from the coward it a good thing for me.  To be honest I am not sure what it is about this book that I loved so much but I can’t find any one thing that I loved more than the rest.  From the first chapter right on through the end I had to keep reading because I had to know what happens with the characters.  If you love historical fiction than I would for sure check this one out because I think this is one that shouldn’t be missed.

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Genre classification:†Western Historical Romance
Michael West swore he would never fall in love again. So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity she presents. Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks he’s found everything a respectable man should have. Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come. They agreed not to ask questions about each other’s pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is. Too bad he’s already fallen in love with her.

Charlotte Baldwin has a secret. She fled Philadelphia to escape the sins of her past but someone is following her. What better way to hide than by marrying Michael West, Cold Springs, Montana’s enigmatic shopkeeper? A new name, a new life, and a passionate husband is exactly what she needs to leave her sins behind. But when it comes to keeping secrets Charlotte may have met her match in Michael. When a connection neither of them expects catches up with them, the shocking revelation means Charlotte may have run right into the arms of her enemy.

No sin stays a secret forever….

Merry Farmer HeadshotAbout The Author

Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn’t have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always have something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.

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The Promise by Beth Wiseman

Book ReviewThe Promise by Beth Wiseman was a good book but there were things I didn’t like and I will get into those at the end of this review.  I love this authors writing and how she makes me understand why they make the choices that they do.  That being said the only reason I had a problem with this book is because I thought Mallory was a total idiot.  I liked this book but I found myself getting pissed at her because of some of her choices.  If you can look past her choices than I know you will love this  book.  I did enjoy it I just didn’t enjoy her character and her actions is all.

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Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.

Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.

Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.

Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?

Beth WisemanAbout The Author

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series–Seek Me With All Your Heart–was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.

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Vacation by JC Miller

vacation buttonVacation by JC Miller was a fun book to read.  I wasn’t sure when I was reading this  book if I was going to enjoy it but I am glad that I stuck with it because I really did enjoy this book and I am glad I was able to review it.  The one thing about this book that I really loved was being able to feel like I was traveling with the characters and seeing places I may never go in my lifetime.    I love when the way the author writes makes you feel as if you are right there with the characters and this author does a great job of that.

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Dr. William Koval, a pragmatist with little faith in humanity, prefers to dwell in the eerily comforting microscopic realm, where he is master of his domain. But his worldview is upended when he decides to go on the English walking tour his wife had been planning before her murder three years earlier. Only when William confronts his past, including his troubled marriage, will he find a way to rejoin the living, to move forward, and perhaps love again. The real journey, he discovers, lies within.

JC MillerAbout The Author

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an educator and founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast, she resides in Northern California.

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