This book swept me into its world, almost as if I had stepped through a magical wardrobe much like the one Emelia is always looking for. She is a likeable girl from the start, her quirks and all. The past she’s running from continues to haunt her while she makes a new life for herself in Oxford. Enter Peter Carlisle and fireworks instantly go off between these two. Romance fans, you won’t be disappointed. 😉
I hate to confess that I’ve not read the Chronicles of Narnia, but even so, that did not keep me from enjoying their fascination with the books or appreciating the witty storytelling. This author’s voice shined throughout the book and I enjoyed the fresh storyline.
A Pacific Northwest native, Amber Lynn Perry lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She studied humanities at Portland State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused on art history. As a homeschooling mom, Amber spends much of her time teaching everything from Shakespeare to science.
When she isn’t crafting with her kids, making dinner or driving to dance classes, Amber is either reading or writing about her favorite time in American history. The Revolutionary era has captured her imagination from the time she was in middle school. Through her books, Amber hopes to not only give readers a glimpse into the past, but to instill in them a lasting love of liberty.
I’ve really enjoyed this series and I’m sad to see my time with the O’Leary family has come to an end. This story is just as enjoyable as the ones before it, the characters just as loveable and the romance just as sweet. It has the perfect blend of historical detail, surprising plot twists, and endearing family relationships. Can you tell I liked it just a little? 😉
Matthew and Deirdre made great leading characters. I loved their hearts. They each grew significantly through the story’s ups and downs. Matthew is carrying a lot of guilt and regret when he first meets Deirdre. Her warm, ambitious personality strikes against his guarded heart and sparks fly. Their differences really compliment each other. He’s levelheaded and cautious while she’s vibrant and full of faith.
My favorite time of year is here again and it’s time for my big November Giveaway. You all have been such an encouragement to me this year and I’ve had such fun getting to know you all better. To say THANK YOU, I’m offering these 10 books from my shelves to five winners. I’m SO excited to see who will win what. Good luck!
This story draws you right into the Appalachian mountains and its rich heritage and fascinating folks. Ella almost seems to invite the reader into her family as we follow her along in her pursuit for happiness and purpose. I admired her for her commitment to her family and her special bond with her grandma. This series has really come full circle, including us in the lives of three generations now.
It’s a simple tale, but its roots are deep in family and faith. The down-to-earth storytelling brings you right into the scene. Ella’s goal to save the old church kept me turning the pages. I was also curious to see which of the young men her heart would fall for.
I am so happy to introduce this next author to you all. Julia is another one of my local ACFW pals here in the Ozarks and every time I see her she welcomes me with a sweet smile and a kind word. Keep reading to learn more about her writing journey…
This third installment in the Refined by Love series brings us to the young McKay sibling, Ainslee, who is forced to uphold a promise while letting go of her own dreams. It’s a hard journey for Ainslee, but we quickly see her rise to the challenge before her. She’s a likeable character, as is Levi, and their easy-going relationship complimented the rest of the plot nicely.
Could this story BE any cuter? I don’t think so! 😉 I honestly think this is Melissa Tagg’s best book yet. Everything about it was so endearing and full of heart. I’ve really enjoyed this series and getting to know this precious family. I didn’t want to close the book and say goodbye to them. They feel like real people to me.
I found myself fighting back tears more than once in this story. A few moments broke my heart. Other moments healed it. The lessons in faith that Beckett and Kit have to go through are so relatable to us all and I felt like I grew along with them. Their relationship is so adorable throughout. Their friendship is true and special and their love for each other even more so.
This story sparks to life with the trademark characteristics I’ve come to expect and enjoy from this author. Upon introduction to our hero and heroine, I instantly sympathized for them and was eager to see how things were going to play out. Their journey to Happily-Ever-After has its bumps and bruises along the way, but I enjoyed it from start to finish.
Once again, this author’s signature style shines in a novel that’s bound to win readers’ hearts. I found myself immersed in the story of Violet and Vance from the very start. I held my breath as I watched their relationship unfold and was surprised by several twists of suspense along the way.
Vance is impossible not to love. This hero has charisma! I was so glad to see his change of heart in this book and his resolve for redemption from the past. And Violet is as sweet and innocent as they come. This sweet, timid heroine has a big heart. I was cheering for the two of them throughout the whole book, even when their world was spiraling out of control. Their faith endeared them to me even more.
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Hi! I'm Savanna An aspiring author
& freelance writer.
Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
A blessed housewife every day.
The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
Civil War history, my passion.
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