I had a hard time putting this book down. It’s one of those stories that really drew me in and made me forget that it’s a fictional tale. The journey these characters embark on – the spiritual one, especially – kept me turning the pages as fast as I could read. By the end, I found myself wishing I was on the road trip with them. 🙂
Mallory and Connor are both struggling with real fears. They’re not sure their love can withstand the obstacles in their way. They’re hurt and scared. A quirky road trip throws them together, along with an eleven-year-old foster child who is desperate to belong. God meets these three on the road with some unexpected blessings in various forms. Read more ›
Mikal Dawn is an inspirational romance author, wedding enthusiast, and proud military wife. By day, she works as an administrative assistant for an international ministry, serves in her church’s library, runs her kids to all their sports, and drinks lots of coffee. By night, she talks to figments of her imagination as she attempts to write while dinner is burning. And drinks lots of coffee. When she isn’t writing about faith, fun, and forever, she is obsessively scouring Pinterest (with coffee in hand, of course!) for wedding ideas for her characters.
I enjoyed this story from start to finish. It takes us to Canada just after WWI and introduces us to a cast of characters full of grit and kindness. Grace and Andrew become our friends and their struggles feel like our own. They love their families deeply and sacrifice a lot for their happiness. Their lives aren’t without heartache, but their courage and bravery in the hard times should inspire us all.
There is great conflict and tension throughout the story, which kept the pace flying fast. I was eager to see what would happen to Grace’s nephew. The title matches the story perfectly! Grace and Andrew are both full of good intentions, but things don’t always go according to plan. The lessons they learn are good for us to remember too. Read more ›
Kristi is the RITA® award winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her books include the award winning Hawthorne House series as well as the newly published first stories of the Haven Manor series. Beyond writing, she is also speaker, teaching classes in writing as well as Biblical and spiritual topics. She has spoken to writers’ groups, schools, and young women’s groups at churches.
When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she can also be found fiddling with her computer in her free time. A born lover of stories she is also an avid reader. From very young she dreamed of sharing her own stories with others and praises God daily that she gets to live that dream today. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.
I cannot seem to get enough of Dawn Crandall’s books. This novella swept me away and the beautiful ending came way too soon. The story is written entirely from the heroine’s perspective, allowing the reader to truly feel her joy as well as her pain.
Nicholette and Cal…. Ahh, these two are something special. Their attraction to each other is instant, but their relationship grows at a gentle pace. I loved watching these two fall for each other. Every moment they shared on the page together was full of that beautiful romantic tension the author writes so well.
Enchanting Nicholette is soooo romantic and sweet, a heart-satisfying read from beginning to end.
This author knows how to keep her readers happy. She’s one of my go-to authors for entertaining and heartfelt romance fiction. For Love of Liberty was full of sass and sweetness. Sparks fly from the opening pages and I laughed on more than one occasion.
These two are stubborn and full of charisma. They have a history and a chemistry that can not be ignored. This book was a quick, lighthearted read. It’s a witty, love story set in the wild west and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. The book ended way too soon. I wanted to stay in their world a bit longer and see what trouble they got into next. 🙂
Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of almost twenty historical romance, suspense, and time-slip novels including Catching the Wind, Chateau of Secrets, and Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor. Three of her novels have won Carol Awards; The Black Cloister won the Foreword Magazine Religious Fiction Book of the Year, and Catching the Wind won the 2018 Audie Award for Inspirational Fiction.
Melanie is the former corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and owner of the publicity firm Dobson Media Group. When she isn’t writing, Melanie enjoys teaching both writing and public relations classes at George Fox University.
Melanie and her husband, Jon, have two daughters. They live near Portland, Oregon, and love to hike and camp in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and along the Pacific Coast. Melanie also enjoys exploring ghost towns and abandoned homes, helping care for kids in her community, and reading stories with her girls.
Visit Melanie online at http://www.melaniedobson.com.
This book was easy to read and easy to love. It had just the right blend of history and romance to keep me intrigued and I wasn’t quite ready for it to be over. I wanted to stay in their world and see more of their story unfold.
Penelope and John are wounded characters with big hearts. I longed for them to find their happily-ever-after. Their fears and the world around them prove to be hardy obstacles. Their journey has its bumps and bruises, but I loved seeing how they grew and were strengthened through adversity. Read more ›
Tessa Emily Hall is an award-winning author who writes inspirational yet authentic books to show teens they’re not alone. Her first teen devotional, COFFEE SHOP DEVOS, will release with Bethany House September 2018. Tessa’s passion for shedding light on clean entertainment and media for teens led her to a career as an Associate Agent for Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency, YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA (LPC Imprint), and Founder/Editor of PURSUE Magazine. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, she can be found speaking to teens, decorating art journals, and acting in Christian films. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: www.tessaemilyhall.com.
N.Y. Times Bestselling author AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned more than forty-five novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is currently working on a new series. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth- grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.
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