Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sweet on You (Bradford Sisters Romance #3) by Becky Wade


Sweet on You

(Bradford Sisters Romance #3)


Britt and Zander have been best friends since they met thirteen years ago, but unbeknownst to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long. When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Washington to investigate. As they work together to uncover his uncles tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also come to light?

My Thoughts:
I am a huge Becky Wade fan! I was so excited at the release of this third novel, Sweet on You a Bradford Sisters Romance novel. I have read all of the other books in this series, so I could not wait to get my hands on this book! 

Sweet on You is a must read! You will fall in love with best friends Britt and Zander. Make sure to have candy or chocolate handy while reading this book as many of the scenes are like watching a great Hallmark movie of a fantastic baker, only Britt is a chocolatier. The scenes are mouth watering and yes, I ate some chocolate during the reading of this book. 
The romance, mystery and faith elements in this novel made Sweet on You one of my favorite books I have read this entire year. The character development of Britt and Zander made them come to life as Wade captured their uniqueness and brought them to life. I enjoyed the plot and the romantic chemistry.
I highly recommend Sweet on You! This book is adorable and so enjoyable. 
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Becky Wade
About the Author:
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her three kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn’t be more thrilled with it. 

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

On a Summer Tide (Three Sisters Island #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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(Three Sisters Island #1)

When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing new life into it, Camden Grayson thinks hes lost his mind. An unexpected event sends Cam to his rescue, and she discovers the island has its own way of living . . . and loving.

My Thoughts:
On A Summer Tide is a surprising and enjoyable read by Suzanne Woods Fischer. As someone who has previously read her Amish books, it was great to see her change up the pace into a contemporary novel and she did it with such a natural rhythm, that you never know she is a an amish author. This book is just as catching and grabbing as her amish series are. 

On A Summer Tide invites the reader to a beautiful backdrop of Maine where we meet three sister who have very different personalities and a whole of growing to do. Given time, hardwork and some life on the island, the reader soon discovers family bonds. This book is full of humor, romance and even a few twists. Elements of faith are brought into the story and I really enjoyed reading this book.  

Overall, I thought this book was a quick read and I found the characters to be very realistic. This book would make a perfect beach read. 

About the Author:
Suzanne Woods FisherSuzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. 

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living. 

Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can't life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

“A Welcome at Our Door” by Amy Clipston

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Welcome At Our Door by Amy Clipston with JustRead Publicity Tours!
Title: A Welcome At Our Door
Series: Amish Homestead, Book 4
Author: Amy Clipston
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Genre: Amish Fiction
After a devastating loss, Cindy Riehl is still searching for peace. Will she find it in the community she calls home—or will love send her down a new path?
Over the last few years, Cindy Riehl—the youngest of the Riehl children—has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But as her family has settled down and grown, Cindy has continued to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. Since that haunting day, Cindy has struggled to find peace and wonders if the community is the place for her—and if her faith in God will ever feel the same as it once did.
When a handsome and kind Englisher named Drew crosses Cindy’s path one surprising day, the two of them become fast and easy friends. Drew dreams of starting a family after some losses of his own, and before long, he and Cindy discover that their feelings for each other are romantic. As they spend more time together—often in secret—Cindy is drawn further and further away from the Amish community and the family she loves. In time, she is faced with a difficult choice that threatens to upend her world.
Will Cindy find contentment and love, and will she ever find restored comfort in God and her beloved community? In this final installment of the Amish Homestead series, we return to the charming town of Bird-in-Hand for a story of healing, family, and God’s perfect provision.
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Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats.
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(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Welcome At Our Door.
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 13, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm May 20, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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I am a huge Amy Clipston fan, so at the opportunity to read her latest book "Amish Homestead," I jumped at it and boy, I was sure glad I did! The characters dive right off the page and straight into your heart. Amy has a knack for amazing characters who make you feel as though they are apart of your world, even though they live in the Amish community. 
If you have never read an Amish book, do not worry the author includes a list of English and Amish words to help readers figure out the translations. This was super helpful to me early on when I started reading Amish Christian fiction. I still use it when new words pop up. 
Honestly, I could not put this story down as read the story between Drew and Cindy. The two have an amazing friendship and I felt the tug at my heart as we walked through their grief together. Not to mention, I love Cucumber! Oh, did particular part of the story line make me laugh! This book is a quick read!
I have read all the rest of the books in the Amish Homestead series, but you do not need to read them. You can read them as a standalones, but I do recommend reading the series. 
I really enjoyed this Amish Christian fiction book! I received a e-copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Rise of the Mystics (Beyond the Circle #2) by Ted Dekker

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(Beyond the Circle #2)

I've been a long-time fan of Ted Dekker's work, his storylines, imagination and ability to craft a story. However, when it came to Rise of the Mystics, which is the second book in the Beyond The Circle series, I really struggled with this book and the first book in this series. For character development, I think Ted did a decent job with the development of Rachel and even Thomas, but I very much struggled with parts of this book, but I do think he ended the book well, despite my understanding of the seals and elements of this book that I do not agree with theologically.

About the Author:

Ted Dekker

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The 49th Mystic (Beyond the Circle #1) by Ted Dekker

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(Beyond the Circle #1)

Ted Dekker