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False Pretenses-Secrets of The Roux Bayou Book 1 by Kathy Herman

I received this e-book from David C. Cook Publishers through NetGalley.com for no charge for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:

Zoe Broussard loves the life she and her husband Pierce have built in her beloved Louisiana hometown-especially their popular brasserie Zoe B's, to which folks drive all the way from Lafayette for lunch or dinner. It seems like heaven.

But it's about to become hell. A series of anonymous notes is making her life a misery-because Zoe has a secret so terrible it could leave the business in shambles and tear her marriage apart. Can she find the courage to face her past?

The first in a new series from Kathy Herman, False Pretenses is a gripping suspense novel that leaves a lasting impression about honesty and accountability.

Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written more than sixteen novels since retiring from her family's Christian bookstore business. She and her husband, Paul, have three grow…

A Life of Joy: A Kauffman Amish Bakery Novel by Amy Clipston

I received this e-book from the publisher Vondervan through Netgalley.com for no charge for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams ... and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the "English" way of life-and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.
In A Life of Joy, the fourth installment in the series, eighteen-year-old Lindsay Bedford has reached a crossroads. Should she stay in the small Amish community she's known and loved for four years or return to the English life in her hometown in Virginia where her older sister is a college student? An extended visit to Virginia mi…

The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

I received this e-book from B & H Publishing Group through Netgalley.com for no charge for my honest opinion of this e-book.

Book Description:

The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie's most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.
Gabriel,the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King's ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.
When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for bo…

River's Call By Melody Carlson

I received this e-book from Abington Press through Netgalley.com for free for my honest review of this e-book.


Book Description:

What happens when the ties between generations are severed?
Anna Larson's daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and, feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters.
But as time passes, Lauren, now a mother to her own defiant teenager, faces a new crisis, one that puts the entire family at risk

My Thoughts:

River's Call is the second book in The Inn at Shining Waters Series by Melody Carlson. River's Call picks up where River's Song ends.  Anna and Clark are happily married living at the Inn and running it. Clark is building more cottages and Anna is doing her stuff.  Anna's daughter, Lauren, is in college living o…

Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott

I received this book from Booksneeze.com for no charge for my honest opinion of this book.

Book Description:

Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles…but real freedom is sweeter.
In Westerville, Ohio, 1855, Kate Winter’s dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, she’ll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performance--and use it to mask her flight.

Ben Hanby, Otterbein College’s musical genius, sees Kate Winter as an enigmatic creature, notable for her beauty, yet painfully shy. Then he hears her sing—and the glory of her voice moves him as never before. He determines to cast her in his musical and uncover the mystery that is Kate. Still, he must keep his own secret to himself. Not even this intriguing woman can know t…

The Shadow of Your Smile By Susan May Warren

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I received this e-book from Litfuse for no charge for my honest opinion of this e-book.

Book Description:
A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the quaint town of Deep Haven each winter, but it can’t quite hide the wreckage of Noelle and Eli Hueston’s marriage.
After twenty-five years, they’re contemplating divorce . . . just as soon as their youngest son graduates from high school. But then an accident erases part of Noelle's memory. Though her other injuries are minor, she doesn’t remember Eli, their children, or the tragedy that has ripped their family apart. What’s more, Noelle is shocked that her life has turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. As she tries to regain her memory and slowly steps into her role as a wife and mother, Eli helps her readjust to daily life with sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartwarming results. But can she …

Promise Me This By Cathy Gohlke

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I received this book from Tyndale Publishers for no charge for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:

Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.

Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Mich…

The Accidental Bride By Denise Hunter

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I received this e-book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net galley.com for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:
     When a wedding reenactment turns real, this cowgirl suddenly finds she’s an accidental bride.Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite her hard work, she can’t seem to keep her head above water—and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but.Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high school sweetheart—the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit. Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busy body and an absent minded preacher, the wedding reenactment results in a legal marriage. But before Shay …

The WayWard Son By Tom Pollack with Jim Alves and John Loftus

I received this book from Glass Road Public Relations for free for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:

Buried near Italy's Mount Vesuvius is a remarkable observatory containing artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person-the Getty Museum's Amanda James-can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.
But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious biblical killer-who long ago wandered off the pages of history.

The first novel of a series, Wayward Son takes the reader on an amazing voyage, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense.


My Thoughts:

The Wayward Son by Tom Pollack With Jim Alves and John Loftus is an awesome story of past and present.  Amanda James is asked to come to Italy to help a friend and his Grandfather all of who are archaeologists. They need her help deciphering a lock on a door of some place they stumbled on…