Ever After by Jude Deveraux

What else can be said about the Montgomery and the Taggerts. They are almost the perfect men and women. This family is the type everyone would love to grow up in. Hallie is almost a dumpy girl next to her beautiful stepsister Shelley. Though Shelley lies to get things that she wants and this was how Hallie ends up meeting Jamie Taggert. He was injured in an accident and Hallie is a wonderful physical therapist. She moves to Nantucket where she has inherited a haunted house. There is a lot of romance and many secrets that need to emerge. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I received this from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion.

In Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot

This is the second book in the Texas Crossroads series. You do not have to read the first book called At Bluebonnet Lake first but I recommend that you do. It makes this one more enjoyable because you recognize many of the minor characters. This book is about Marisa St. George and Blake Kendall. Marisa is an accountant that loses her job due to downsizing. Because of this she moves back to her hometown in Texas where she will work at the resort of Rainbows End. Here she meets Blake who is a famous writer who has writers block. They get to be good friends and then things happen to cause Marisa to not be sure who she can trust.This story is a great romance with a few secrets that need to be revealed to see if people can have second chances. I really enjoyed this story and love the characters. I look forward to the next book in the series. I received this book from Revell Reads for a fair and honest opinion. 


Murder, D.C. By Neely Tucker

This was an interesting book. I wasn’t sure in the beginning if I was going to like it but it really pulled me on. There were so many secrets in this family. Sully Carter is a reporter who sees the dead body of a rich black college age student. No one wants him to find out the truth of what happened to this kid because of many secrets. Really enjoyed. I received an ebook copy from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion. 


The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

This was a nicely written biblical novel. Some people say they had a hard time getting in to the story but I did not. I loved it from the beginning to the end. This story tells the story of Moses stepmother and his parents and how they may have actually interacted. Anippe is the daughter of a Pharaoh who finds Moses in the water.the story tells the story of Anippe before and after she finds Moses. This is a story of joy and sadness. Anippe learns many things including who the one true God is. No one should miss this tale. Jesu Andrews did a great job of imagining what the people of this time might have been like. I received this book from Blogging for books for a fair and honest opinion.   0 0 0 

About This Book

“Fear is the most fertile ground for faith.”


 “You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?” Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug. 

I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.

When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back. 

Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.


Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile. 

     When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.

  As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all?

– See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=235683#sthash.LqHgVGRd.dpufMesu Andrews

Mesu Andrews

Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical

world alive for her readers. Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes won the

2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Her three subsequent novels, Love’s

Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel, and In the Shadow of Jezebel all released to

great reader enthusiasm. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Roy.

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As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad

This was such a great historical romance. These books make one laugh and cry a little. This series was a great pick me up type of book. If you need something to cheer you up than read any of the books in this series. This one is about the youngest sister Tessa. her sisters don’t think she can stick with any one project and when she wants to become a gardener and design them at some parks in St. Paul, Minnesota they don’t believe she will stick to it. She needs to prove them wrong. She is able to help Reese King and of course fall in love. You will enjoy a fun roller coaster ride. I look forward to many more series by Lorna. I received this from Revell reads for a fair and honest opinion.

Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge

This was a good story but seemed choppy in places. I don’t know if it was the writing or the fault of the ebook editing but there were times when there was one thought and then they went straight to something else. This made for a hard read at times. But aside from that it was a fantastic story. I really loved the characters, especially Detective Helen Grace.. She is a very interesting Detective with a lot of secrets. I look forward to the next book in this series. I received this from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion.

On Shifting Sand by Allison Pittman

This was one of the first books I have ever read about the Oklahoma dust bowl during the 1930’s.  It was more devastating than I ever thought.  It was bad enough to be in a depression but to also have no rain for months on end would have been horrible.  I am surprised that anyone would have stayed in those towns.  During this time Nola and Russ meet and get married.  Russ is a minister of their small church and the run a store which soon makes little money because most people in the town begin to give up and leave.  Nola and Russ go through many hardships including one with an old friend named Jim.  Can they survive?  I think many people will enjoy this but it can be very sad because of the many deprivations they go through.  I received this from Tyndale Blog for a fair and honest opinion. page1image18504Long before anyone would christen it “The Dust Bowl,” Nola Merrill senses the destruction. She’s been drying up bit by bit since the day her mother died, leaving her to be raised by a father who withholds his affection the way God keeps a grip on the Oklahoma rain. A hasty marriage to Russ, a young preacher, didn’t bring the escape she desired. Now, twelve years later with two children to raise, new seeds of dissatisfaction take root.

When Jim, a mysterious drifter and long-lost friend from her husband’s past, takes refuge in their home, Nola slowly springs to life under his attentions until a single, reckless encounter brings her to commit the ultimate betrayal of her marriage. For months Nola withers in the wake of the sin she so desperately tries to bury. Guilt and shame consume her physically and spiritually, until an opportunity arises that will bring the family far from the drought and dust of Oklahoma. Or so she thinks. As the storms follow, she is consumed with the burden of her sin and confesses all, hoping to find Russ’s love strong enough to stand the test.