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Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble–Book Review

 

Everything was right in Alanna’s world, until her husband, Liam, is killed by a car bomb while they’re on tour in Charleston with their Celtic band. Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, her father-in-law threatens to take her child from her. When her manager offers her a marriage so that she can become a U.S. citizen and be free from her father-in-law’s reach, she jumps at the idea. However, after she moved into the family’s run-down mansion and had several life-threatening accidents, she’s beginning to wonder if someone is purposely trying to harm her. Will she be able to figure out who is behind it all and save herself and the life of her unborn child?

 

Fast-paced and full of suspense, this is a book that you will not put down. I was so enthralled in this book. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. It’s a story of love that is stronger than death. It’s beautifully written, and several times I felt like I was right there with Alanna trying to figure out what was going on and what to do next. It kept me guessing most of the way through. If you love suspense, you will love this book. I highly recommend it!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the Fiction Guild program. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thank you God for Grandma by Amy Parker–Book Review

Grandmas are special! This book is perfect for kids of all ages especially with the rhyming format throughout the book. It discusses all the different aspects of Grandmas and what makes them great!

I really loved this book and so did my kids. I also love that in the beginning it gives different names that kids may call their Grandma like Mimi or Gigi. I also loved the illustrations, they were very cute with a little bear family. It kept both my 5-year-old and my 2-year-old’s attention.

Preorder your copy today!

*I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook bloggers program in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Still Life by Dani Pettrey–Book Review

 

When Avery Tate decides to go to her first gallery opening since being ousted by the photography community, it was only to support her friend, Skylar. However, she soon finds herself thrown into the midst of an investigation to find her friend, Skylar, who is no where to be found, and one of the photographer’s photos had been replaced with an eerie photo of her posing as if she’s dead. As Avery and her friends begin to dig into the case to find her friend, things quickly turn and they find themselves in some very precarious situations. Will they find Skylar? Will they be able to find who photographed her and catch him? Are they too late?

Pettrey will keep you intrigued until the very end. You’ll be guessing the entire time! I was enthralled from the very beginning, and couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t figure out who did it until the very end. This story was very well written. I felt like I was right there with them as they were investigating, finding leads, and falling in love. If you like suspense and a splash of romance, this is a great book for you. While this is the second book in the series, I feel as though it can stand alone because I didn’t feel like I was missing anything too crucial (I haven’t read the first one yet, but now I want to.) So go grab your copy today, you won’t regret it!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents by Gary Chapman–Book Review

 

Author of The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman wrote this amazing book to help you get ready as you embark on the journey of parenthood. Each chapter discusses an aspect of parenting that Chapman wishes he and his wife would have known about before they had children, things he thought you would benefit if you knew them before your children were born.

 

I learned so much from this book even though I’ve already had children. Parenting is a daily learning experience. You learn new things every day as your children learn things. If you are expecting, or if you have young children, or know someone expecting or with young children, you need this book. It is chock full of practical advice for young parents. I was blessed by this book, and I believe you will be too.

**I received this book free from the publisher through the blogging program at mpnewsroom.com. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

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The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck–

 

Four women, one dress. It fit them all perfectly. When Charlotte Malone, a wedding dress salesperson, stumbled upon a trunk at the Ludlow auction little did she know that she would find a wedding dress inside, let alone a wedding dress that would change her life. Intrigued by the mystery of where the dress came from, and how it got in the trunk, Charlotte begins investigating. But will she hit a dead end, or will she finally find the secrets of the dress? Will she have her happily ever after?

 

This whole story reminded me of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie. You know the story I’m sure, the group of girls take turns having the pants for a few weeks, and they fit each girl perfectly. However, this story is so much better! Each woman in this book has her own story of how she got the dress, and how it fit them each perfectly without any alterations! Stories of romance, and some tragedy. It brings all of them together to unravel the secret history of the dress Charlotte has found. I absolutely loved it.  This is the first book in the series that includes The Wedding Chapel and The Wedding Shop, so I read it out of order, and they can each stand alone. Brilliant, brilliant book! I highly recommend getting this one, and while your at it, get the whole series, because none of them will disappoint if you love a good romance!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the Fiction Guild program. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Yella’s Prayers by Nadine Keels–Book Review

My Review:

Bless Heggins is a teen who has a passion for God and her music, but she doesn’t share her music with anyone. She knows that God is leading her to help her sister’s best friends T’meal and Lamall, but she doesn’t know exactly what He wants her to do. While listening to God’s leading and fervently praying for these boys, she finds herself drawn more and more to T’meal, but has he started to feel the same way, or is it just in her head?

I really enjoyed this book! The characters were very well developed, and the faith of the main character Bless is very evident. I love that she has a very personal walk with God, and is very sensitive to His call. This is not something you find in a teenager everyday, especially in this day and age. I feel like this book is perfect for young adults! I feel like it would be an encouragement to them to stand up for their faith and have that close relationship with God, no matter what others may say. I highly recommend it!

**I received this book free from the author for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Book Blurb:

She awoke with a gasp, sitting up. “God? Was that You?”

A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.

But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.

A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.

Author Bio: 

nadine-c-keels-squareNadine. A French name, meaning, “hope.”

With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. Her fiction works include Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series, and select pieces of her lyrical poetry can be found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. As the founder of Prismatic Prospects, her communication company, Nadine has served as editor for a number of titles, and through her writing, from her books to her blog posts, she aims to help spark hope, inspiration, and genius in as many as she is privileged to reach.

Find Nadine online at Prismatic Prospects: https://prismaticprospects.wordpress.com/

Join Nadine’s new readers’ group, Faith, Hope, and Book Love on Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/FaithHopeBookLove/
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Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen–Book Review

 

Spring is a time where things come back to life, and new life is just beginning. This rhyming devotional for children shows the Really Woolly characters learning not only about spring, but about the Easter story. Your kids will love it!

 

I love getting new devotionals for my kids. I love to teach my kids about God and His love for us. These rhyming devotionals are especially nice for smaller children. The illustrations in this book were beautiful and perfectly suited for your kids. Each devotional starts with a Bible verse, then is written in a cute rhyming fashion. At the end is a prayer starter for you and your kids as you pray together. I am going to give mine to my kids on Easter, but I know they’re going to love it! Be sure to grab your copy today (available February 21)!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Look Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thought and opinions are my own.

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