Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Wedding Shop By Rachel Hauck

I received this book from Celebrate Lit's Blogging Program and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:

It’s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart’s Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

As Cora’s and Haley’s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.  


My Thoughts:

The Wedding Shop is the second book in Rachel Hauck's Heart's Bend Series and it is fantastic. Rachel Hauck weaves a beautiful story about love, heartbreak, and redemption. I am a huge fan of Rachel Hauck's and absolutely love all the of the books she has written so this latest one was a must read.  Not many can transition seamlessly between the past and present but Rachel Hauck has such talent. I love to read books that go between past and present. The characters are well written, relatable, and real people with real stuff. I really found myself relating to both Cora and Haley. Their lives are not perfect but they find a way through their situations and come out on the other end. I loved how their lives intertwined through the different times in this beautiful wedding shop and their circumstances. I found myself unable to put this book down, I felt like I was there watching these stories unfold. Rachel Hauck's style of writing makes these books able to be read as stand alone books. She writes these books in a way that keeps the new readers from feeling like they are lost and the old readers from feeling like its all background.  I cannot wait to read more from Rachel Hauck, she is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I give this book 4.5 STARS.

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About the Book



Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.

It’s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart’s Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

As Cora’s and Haley’s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.

About the Author


Rachel Hauck is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Her book Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist.


Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at rachelhauck.com, Facebook: rachelhauck, and Twitter: @RachelHauck

Guest Post from Rachel Hauck 


 Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share The Wedding Shop with you. This book is one of my favorites.

While all books are my “babies,” this one found a special place in my heart.

This standalone novel is part of the Wedding Collection – The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Chapel – and it came to life when I discovered the story of Cora Scott, a 1930s wedding shop owner.

At 30, she’s an old maid, but the best “bride’s maid” in fictional Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. But she’s in love with a charismatic, charming river boat captain.

The contemporary heroine, Haley Morgan, is a retired Air Force captain returning to Heart’s Bend to restart her life. She’s recovering from a broken heart. The handsome, dynamic, charming man she loved was nothing but trouble.

Returning home, Haley is set on keeping a childhood promise she made with her best friend—to open the old wedding shop.

The shop is legend in Heart’s Bend. Haley grew up with stories of Miss Cora and the shop, hearing the town’s mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers reminiscing about their “day in the shop,” walking down the grand staircase in their wedding gown.

But in 2016, the shop is dilapidated, neglected and in need of more money than Haley possesses.

While writing this story, I had to ask a lot of questions. Why reopen the old shop? Why not just open a new one?

Haley was a combat veteran, deployed to Afghanistan twice, why would she want to open a wedding shop?

I also investigate the meaning of the shop to the town? To Cora? To Haley?

As I developed the backstory for the characters, the shop and the town, Cora’s came to life. She fascinated me. I admired this fictional woman. She exuded ingenuity, courage, and deep, deep devotion.

On the other hand, Haley was a bit of a mystery but from the start, she saw value in something no one else did.

What if we all saw value in people or places others wanted to reject?

Isn’t that what Jesus does for us?

The heroes of the book, Birch and Cole, are just stellar guys. Princes among men. I love writing about slightly wounded but strong and tender men.

The theme of family and community populates the story. Also, how misconceptions and preconceived ideas often ruin relationships.

Booklist gave The Wedding Shop a Starred Review and called it, “Spellbinding.”

There’s a lot of fun drama in this book! I hope you enjoy spending time with Cora and Haley, the men they love and the shop they bring to life.

 I’d love to hear your thoughts! Connect with me at www.rachelhauck.com.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Starving Hearts: Triangular Trade Trilogy Book 1 By Janine Mendenhall

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God's existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way...

Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After a failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.

Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette both endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter s faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?

My Thoughts:

Starving Hearts is the first book in the Triangular Trade Trilogy by Janine Mendenhall and it is wonderful. I absolutely love reading debut authors and Christian Historical Fiction so this book was right up my alley. Janine Medenhall's debut is just fantastic! From start to finish this book kept me interested and guessing until the end. This book took many twists and turns. This story has a little bit of everything to offer, action, suspense, romance, and heart break. Janine Mendenhall writes with authority about our world during the time this story takes place especially England, hierarchy, family duties, clergy, boarding schools, courting, health issues and their perceptions, domestic violence at this time, and slavery. Besides my draw to this book for its content, I was truly taken with the cover and the characters on it! I found myself drawn to everything.  I found the characters in this story to be complex and intriguing.  I have to say my favorite character is Annette Chetwynd. She is a very intelligent woman who has no interest in marrying for status as her mother wants. She has a beautiful relationship with her father. Her mother is indifferent to her and while her father is away, showers Annette with ultimatums and mean spirited things meant to break her spirit, but Annette never let it get to her. She continued to do what it was she needed to do. Her faith and love of Peter Adsley is a pure, real love. I could relate to her on many levels including being ill, not being perfect. I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish. Because of Annette and Peter's relationship I found myself laughing in places and crying in others. I was completely taken in by this story. I have found another must read author in Janine Mendenhall. I cannot wait to read more from her!! I loved this book!! I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I give this book 5+ STARS.



Will Annette's search for love and acceptance replace the loss and hurt in her heart? Find out in Janine Mendenhall's book one, Starving Hearts, of the Triangular Trade Trilogy. Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .

Join in the search for love and acceptance with Janine and Starving Hearts by entering to win the Delightful Heart Gift Pack Giveaway.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Things We Knew By Catherine West

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

After her mother's death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother's death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can't remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother's best friend and Lynette's first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can't.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn't want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father's failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.


My Thoughts:

The Things We Knew is the latest book from Catherine West and it is FANTASTIC. As a fan of Christian Fiction I have had the pleasure of reading other books by this great author so I was excited to have chance to read this book and review it. Catherine West writes with authority on Art,  being an artist, how the art world works, Massachusetts, Nantucket especially, music industry, drug and drinking recovery, abusive relationships, and the effects of Alzheimer's Disease on the patient and the family. I could NOT put this book down. From start to finish I was taken in to this book. When I did have to put it down, I could not wait to get back to it. This book takes place in the present and the past and that is not always a smooth transition but Catherine West makes this shift seamlessly. The characters in this book are so real, with messy lives, regrets, and secrets. I think my favorite character would have to be Nicholas Cooper. He is such a nice guy who really just wants to help people. He longs for a family and for most of his life, he has many regrets especially where Lynette is concerned and really fears hurting her. Nicholas is torn between what is right and what would please his father. I felt such a connection with this book, I have such a heart for people with Alzheimer's, worked with them in a nursing home I worked at. I found Alzheimer's to be a fascinating disease but also a horrible. disease that affects the whole family. This disease became very personal to me when my Dad developed Early Onset Alzheimer's at 62. Lynette and her families journey was one  that I could completely relate to in many ways especially with the Alzheimer's and the alcoholism. This book really touched my heart and as I read this book I felt like I was right there, watching the events unfold. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to read and review this book. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read what Catherine West writes next, I know I would love a sequel to The Things We Knew. Catherine West is on my must read authors list.  I give this book 5+ stars.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Loyal Heart: Lone Star Hero's Love Story #1 By Shelley Shepard Gray

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:


Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places.
Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything. 
After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda’s home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined. Phillip’s name has been dragged through the mud, everyone in town believes him to be a traitor, and his widow is treated as an outcast. Even more disturbing is her emotional well-being. Miranda seems hopeless, lost, and so very alone.
Robert had thought his duty would be simple. He would help Miranda as quickly as possible in order to honor a promise. But the moment Robert laid eyes on her, his plans changed. He’s mesmerized by her beauty and yearns to help her in any way he can.
He makes it his duty to protect Miranda, turn her reputation around, and to find some way to help her smile again. But it doesn’t prove to be an easy task—Robert knows something about
Phillip that could shake Miranda to the core and alter her view of the man she thought she knew so well.

My Thoughts:

The Loyal Heart is the first book in Shelley Shepard Gray's latest series, Lone Star Hero's Love Story, and it is superb. As a huge fan of Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish Fiction, I knew I had to read this book and so glad I did. I am also a huge Historical Fiction fan and love the Civil War. Shelley Shepard Gray writes with authority on The Civil War, Reconstruction, the United States during this time, loss and grief, and the effects the war had on everyone.  I could NOT put this book down once I started. This book really grabs you and keeps you guessing. The characters in this book are real people with messy lives and I love that! These characters are totally relatable. Of all the characters I think I really enjoyed Robert Truax. His newly found faith and his loyalty to his unit, especially Phillip and Miranda Markham are really inspiring. Robert's life changed drastically when he joined the war and he worked hard to become a good man. I just really enjoyed his character and how he interacted with all the other characters, good or bad.  I really loved that I learned more about the Civil War and the reconstruction afterwards. I don't feel like I can do this book justice, but it is a great one and I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series, I am impatiently waiting! Shelley Shepard Gray is on my Top 10 Must Read Authors, no matter what genre she writes! I give this book 5+ STARS.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fetching Sweetness: Love Unleashed Book 2 By Dana Mentink

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream
Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog...thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it's a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

My Thoughts:

Fetching Sweetness is the second book in Dana Mentink's Love Unleashed and it is so great! I had the pleasure of reading the first book in the series and fell in love.  As a fan of Christian Fiction and of course animals this book and series really caught my eye. Dana Mentink writes with authority on dogs, running business, the United States especially California, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest, medical issues, road trips, publishing, and being a writer. I loved this book. I could not put it down once I started it. I found myself feeling like I was right there on this journey the characters all took. I enjoyed the characters but my favorite is Sweetness the dog. Sweetness is a big dog who loves adventure and really makes Stephanie and Rhett's lives much more interesting and bring out sides of them they really didn't know they had. Sweetness is a kind dog that really senses others needs and does what he can to take care over them, from people to other animals. I found Sweetness added such comic relief to this story. I really did find myself laughing out loud at the shenanigans of Sweetness. I really found myself relating to the journey of faith both Stephanie and Rhett were taking on their own and together. Gave me a lot to think about. From start to finish this book definitely kept me guessing and I loved the progression of this story. These books can be read as stand alone books even though they are a series. I HIGHLY recommend this story to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction and/or animal stories, you will NOT be disappointed! I cannot wait to read the next book in this series, it is on my wish list. I give this book 5 STARS.

A recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest can only be found in Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink. It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Retrieve a reclusive author's valuable new manuscript and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But when the author's canine companion, Sweetness, makes a break for it and Stephanie has to track Sweetness down, she meets Rhett Hastings. They’re in for a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Celebrate the release of Fetching Sweetness with Dana by entering to win the Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

When Death Draws Near: A Gwen Marcey Book #3 By Carrie Stuart Parks

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

Death has always been part of Gwen Marcey's job. But when faced with her own mortality, everything takes on a different hue.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs and homes when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky town, located deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, has been plagued by a serial rapist and a series of unexplained deaths. Before Gwen can develop a composite drawing, the latest witness vanishes, just like all the previous victims.

Turning her attention to sketching the face of an unidentified body, she discovers a link between his death and a Pentecostal serpent-handling church. Serpent-handling is illegal in Kentucky, and the churches have gone underground to avoid the authorities and continue to worship as they believe. Gwen is offered a handsome reward to infiltrate the renegade members, a reward she desperately needs as it seems her breast cancer has returned.

Joined by her digitally-obsessed, Generation Z daughter, Gwen goes undercover to a nineteenth century revival, planning to draw the faces of the snake handlers so they can be identified and arrested. Instead she uncovers a murderous plot and a festering evil.

My Thoughts:

When Death Draws Near is the third book in Carrie Stuart Parks series, Gwen Marcey, and it is FANTASTIC. I have had the pleasure of reading book one and two! I absolutely love this series! As a huge fan of Christian Fiction and Mystery/Suspense Thriller Fiction, I knew I had to read this Christian Mystery series. Carrie Stuart Parks writes with authority on different places throughout the United States, different religions/faiths throughout the world, artistry including forensics, criminal investigations, and the stages of death/decomposition.  I could NOT put this book down. From start to finish the twists and turns kept me guessing. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, good and bad. They are complicated and their lives are messy just like the rest of us. My absolute favorite is Gwen Marcey. She is a great main characters, she finds herself in many sticky situations that she has to get herself out of and she definitely finds unorthodox ways of getting out of her sticky situations. She is a Mom, a cancer survivor, and her life is always a roller coaster ride. I love her sense of humor and her "conversations" with people in her head especially her ex husband. I just find her spectacular. I also enjoyed reading Gwen's journey of faith. I found it inspiring.  I learned so much from this fiction book including religious sects, history of the Pentecostal church, and computer programs that aid in forensic artistry. I cannot say enough good about this book and this series. Although I think this book can be read as stand alone, I recommend reading them as a series so you have all the background, plus they are really good books!! I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys Christian Mystery/Thriller books, you will NOT be disappointed. I cannot wait to read more from Carrie Stuart Parks and more Gwen Marcey stories! I give this book 5 STARS.


Plunge into forensic artist Gwen Marcey's world, full of cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects. Add Carrie Stuart Parks' new Gwen Marcey novel, When Death Draws Near, to the top of your must-read list. Gwen accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before she can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others. Can Gwen uncover the truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?

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Monday, August 8, 2016

A Beauty Refined: Book Two of Sapphire Brides By Tracie Peterson

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Little does she know that her father's plans--for the gemstones and his daughter--are not what they seem.
Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie--a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

Meeting Ian has changed everything. Phoebe is determined to stay in America, regardless of her father's plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger as the deception begins to unravel.


My Thoughts:

A Beauty Refined is the second book in Tracie Peterson's series Sapphire Brides and it is amazing! I had the privilege of reading the first book in the series and was excited to be able to do it again. As a huge fan of Christian Historical Fiction and a bigger fan of Tracie Peterson. Tracie Peterson writes with authority about the world in 1907 especially Helena, Montana and Germany, the hotel business, mining, sapphires, lapidary business, and gems.  I was hooked from the start. This story focuses on Phoebe Von Bergen, a German woman who is traveling with her father for business. Her father is deceptive and has lied to Phoebe for years. She meets Ian and Kenny and her life is forever changed. Soon Phoebe starts to see the truth. As the story unfolds it becomes a dangerous situation for many of the characters.  This story grabbed me from the start and held me until the last page. I loved the characters in this book, good and bad ones but my favorite has to be Kenny. He is a young character but very intuitive. He wants to learn anything and everything especially learn to be a lapidary like Ian. Kenny loves Jesus and shares it with everyone. I also found him to be some comic relief in some of the harder parts of the book. I could NOT put this book down and as much as I enjoyed the first book, the second book was more amazing. I love Tracie Peterson's writing style, especially her ability to weave faith into the stories and enjoy all of the stories I have read by her.  Tracie Peterson is on my top 10 must read author list. A Beauty Refined is the second book in this series but could be read without reading the first book. I suggest starting with the first book and  I am glad I read the first book because that book gives the details of mining sapphires and how they were found in the first place in Montana.  I highly suggest this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction with some suspense, action, and romance. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series, wait impatiently for it! I give this book 5+STARS.


Little does Phoebe know that her father's plans—for the sapphires and his daughter—are not what they seem. If you love historical fiction, romance, and adventure, don't miss Tracie Peterson's A Beauty Refined. When Phoebe meets Ian, everything changes. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie—a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

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