Trusting in You

About the Book:

Trusting in You: A Sweet Standalone Romance (San Diego Marines) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: Trusting in You
Series:
San Diego Marines
Author: 
Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: 
November 24 2021
Genre:
Clean Contemporary Romance

Am I falling for my client? I plead the fifth.

The moment Lucy James walks into my office, I know beyond a reasonable doubt that I’m in big trouble.

Exhibit A: The way my heart kicks up a notch every time she looks at me.

Exhibit B: The fierce need I have to help her and her neurodivergent teen brother, even though I’m already swamped and shouldn’t take on another case.

Exhibit C: The fact that I can’t seem to get her off my mind long after she leaves.

Once we sign on the dotted line, a relationship between us could get me disbarred. So even though she appears to be everything I’ve ever wanted in a woman, I know I need to stay far, far away.

But helping Lucy means spending time in each other’s worlds. And now I have a feeling mine will never be the same.

Book Review:

This was simply amazing! I stayed up past midnight finishing it, and now, I have a book hangover. It was that good! Trusting in You is a companion novel to Jess Mastorakos’ San Diego Marines series. I was so excited to read this book because I had really liked Eric, and it did not disappoint. 

Eric Moore knew that he was in trouble when Lucy James walked into his office. She had him from the beginning. However, she was his client and he couldn’t take the risk. As he spent more time with her though, he found himself falling for this stubborn, kind Marine who would do anything for her brother. Lucy just wants to help her brother, and she is even willing to fight for him in court. She never expected to fall for her lawyer. Will Lucy and Eric be able to make their relationship work or are the lines between them too blurred?

Lucy was such a great character. She was strong and considerate of those around her. I loved her relationship with her brother. She truly cared for him, but she was also struggling to figure out how to best help her brother. I loved her vulnerability and how she truly wanted the best for her brother. I loved her throughout the book, and I adored reading about her growth and learning to overcome her own insecurities and past. I liked how Lucy felt real. She had her own problems, and she wasn’t perfect. But she tried her best. 

Eric was amazing! I loved him, he was such a kind guy, and he really cared for those around him. I loved him in this book and getting to see things from his side. He was so sweet, and I loved how he fell in love with Lucy. It was sweet to read about him interacting with Lucy and Lucy’s brother Patrick. Eric had to figure out how much he was willing to risk in order to be with Lucy. 

Lucy and Eric had a sweet relationship. I loved reading about them together. I also adored their interactions with Patrick. Lucy loved her brother and she wanted him to flourish, not just be okay. It was so cool to read about Eric reaching out to Patrick, and seeing Patrick beyond his autism. Patrick was such a cool character and I loved reading about him. I also loved seeing old characters from previous books. It was a lot of fun. These characters had such good banter and I just loved everything!

Trusting in You was all that I had hoped for. I can not recommend it enough! The characters were lovely, and I fell in love with them from the beginning. Eric was so swoony and sweet and I adored Lucy. The storyline was engaging and I could not put it down. Trusting in You is a must read! Trusting in You is a clean Marine romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Turret

About the Book:

Title: Turret
Series: The Kingdom Chronicles #8
Author: Camille Peters
Publisher: Rosewood Publications
Release Date: 
November 21, 2021
Genre: Fairytale Retelling

Turret (The Kingdom Chronicles Book 8) by [Camille Peters]

Princess Gemma has been trapped for years within a magical turret, a fate she deems fitting for a sickly princess with little purpose. The enchanted walls offer security, which she’d do anything to maintain, for though she knows she should want to escape, her prison seems far safer than the outside world. But the magic of the tower has begun to fade, bringing with it not only unpredictable dangers but the very real possibility that soon Gemma will be forced to leave the prison she’s grown to trust.

The tower’s shifting magic isn’t the only thing changing, for the longer Gemma spends with her faithful guard, Quinn, the more she realizes that her feelings for him are inappropriate for one of her royal status. But the deeper her feelings for her guard grow, the more Gemma yearns not only to escape the tower in order to see more of the world beyond, but to break through the walls she’s built around herself.

But even if she finds the courage to fight for the life she wants—one filled with possibilities far more beautiful than she’s ever allowed herself to imagine—there’s one final obstacle for her to overcome…for she’s not the only one who has created walls. Though she’s striving to lower hers in order to allow her guard in, Quinn is determined to protect her from his devastating secret by keeping her out.

Book Review:

I have been waiting for the next book in Camille Peter’s Kingdom Chronicle series and Turret does not disappoint. It was sweet and cute! I am so glad that we finally get to read Gemma’s book and see the royal family again. This was a great book and a wonderful addition to the series. 

Gemma was an interesting character to read about. She had been labeled as sick and weak all of her life, and she was learning how to stand up for herself. She was stuck in a tower with only her guard and handmaid. Yet there were times when she enjoyed the isolation of her tower because she believed it kept her safe. It was cool to read about Gemma as she learned to fight for herself and to realize that she was stronger than she knew. Gemma had to learn how to be brave and take steps of faith even when it was hard. As the book grew on, I started to like Gemma more and more. She was a character learning what it meant to be strong and to love. 

Quinn was the sweetest. I adored his devotion to Gemma and how he wanted what was best for her. I really liked Quinn, and I so wanted him to find his happy ending. I loved reading about him interacting with Gemma. He truly loved her. However, Quinn had to learn to deal with his own obstacles and learn how to trust Gemma. He had to learn that Gemma was stronger than even he knew and how to keep on encouraging her. 

Gemma and Quinn were super cute together, and this was such a fun retelling. I thought that the tower was such a cool “character.” It was definitely interesting to read this twist on Rapunzel. I always love Peter’s retelling and how she makes these fairytales her own. I was very interested in seeing how Gemma and Quinn would get their happy ending and how everything would work out in the end. 

I totally enjoyed Turret, and I would definitely recommend it! The characters felt real and the storyline was intriguing. I also really liked how Gemma and Quinn were learning more about themselves and how to overcome their insecurities.Turret is a great book! I would recommend it to teens 13 and up. It is a clean fairytale inspired retelling of Rapunzel romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

You and Me

About the Book:

You and Me: A Misty River Romance Christmas Novella by [Becky Wade]

Title: You and Me
Series:
A Misty River Romance
Author: 
Becky Wade
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: 
November 23, 2021
Genre:
Clean Contemporary Romance

Easy-going, artistic Connor Bryant fell hard for his friend Shay Seaver when they were both in the seventh grade. Sixteen years later, he’s returned to Misty River. She’s finally between boyfriends. And his crush on her hasn’t wavered. Now’s his chance.

He tells Shay that he’s found someone he wants to date and is in need of a makeover when it comes to his appearance and dating strategies. He asks if she’ll serve as his consultant — in hopes that he’ll learn how he can become her ideal man. What he doesn’t tell her? That she’s the one he wants to date.

Sporty stationery shop owner Shay immediately agrees to Connor’s request because he’s one of the best guys she knows. However, she quickly realizes she’s in over her head. She’s pledged to help him win the affection of another woman — even though she dearly wants to claim his heart.

Book Review:

Ohh, I loved this book! You and Me is a novella. 2.5 in Becky Wade’s Misty River Romance series. It is a cute and sweet Christmas novella. This was such a great book and I read it in one evening! I was so distracted and I couldn’t get anything done until I had finished the novella. It was that good!

Easy-going, artistic Conner has been in love with the same girl since the seventh grade, but he has always been a bit too shy to tell her how he feels. However, she’s finally between boyfriends, and all he has to do is get up the courage to tell her. He tells Shay that he wants to impress the girl he has fallen for and asks her to be his consultant on how to become her ideal man. But Shay doesn’t know that it is she who he has fallen for. Fun, sporty, stationary shop owner Shay immediately agrees to help Conner, afterall he is one of the nicest and best guys she knows. As she spends time with him though, she finds herself way over her head. How can she help him impress this mystery girl, when she finds herself falling for him?

Okay first of all, I loved Conner! He was so sweet and kind. He was shy, but he still looked out for others. And he was steadfast in his decisions. I loved his artistic and easy-going nature. He is definitely a person I would love to have as a friend. I adored reading about Conner as he worked up the courage to tell Shay about his feelings. He was such a sweetheart and it was lovely to read about him helping out his mom. He was faithful,  but he was also lonely. He was carrying the burden of his mom’s health on his shoulders, and he needed to learn to reach out to those around him. He needed to let others in. It was definitely cute to read about him interacting with Shay and seeing Shay through his eyes. He was so in love.

Shay was also a lot of fun! She was a joy to read about and I loved her spirit and excitement about life. Although she was a lot, she was kind and cared about those around her. Her relationship with Gabe was so much fun. They were hilarious together. Shay was very sweet and it was fun to read about her falling for Conner. She hadn’t seen him in that kind of light before but as she helped him out, she started to fall in love. Shay will have to figure out how to help Conner and show him that she has fallen hard for him. 

Conner and Shay were perfect together. And it was so sweet to read about Conner trying so hard to impress Shay. I loved Conner, if you can’t tell from all of the gushing. Shay was also awesome. 🙂 This was such a cute and fun novella about falling in love while still keeping true to the theme of Christmas which is Christ. 

I would totally recommend You And Me! It was simply amazing and it definitely should be on your TBR! You and Me is a clean Christian Christmas novella.  

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

A Name Unknown

About the Book:

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England, #1) by Roseanna M. White

Title: A Name Unknown
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date:
July 4th, 2017
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction

Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense

Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family’s history, their very name?

Peter Holstein, given his family’s German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered.

But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors’ scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he’s more than his name?

Review:

She needed to protect and help provide for her family. What could she do, what choice did she have? She was finally seeing the good in the world, but was he just a good actor, a good spy?

A Name Unknown is a historical fiction story written by Roseanna M. White. This is set right before World War 1. England is on edge waiting for the war to come. I really enjoyed this book, it showed the evil of man and his prejudice, but it also showed the acceptance and kindness of others. This book reminded me that there are still good people in this world who God uses in different ways for his glory. 

Rosemary Gresham is a thief and a good one. She has had to survive on what she can steal and odd jobs. She is not proud of having to steal, but she is proud of her skills and the things she has done to help her family. She is not like other thieves though, she has a reason to steal and it is not just so that she can eat. She steals to feed the bellies of other children, of other people. She knows that stealing is wrong, but how bad can it be when it puts food into the stomachs of hungry little children.

One day, Rosemary gets a new job. She is hired to work under cover, and find documents to prove that a certain German man, named Peter Holstein, is a spy. She knows that this will be no easy job, but it will be worth it. Her family will finally have the money they need to buy the kids clothes and things that they need. All she had to do was find papers to prove that Peter was a spy, easy to do. Unless her heart gets in the way.

Peter was such an interesting character. He was a sweetheart. Those in his village were afraid of him because he didn’t really get out much. But he was really just shy and didn’t really know how to interact with others. I loved how he grew in the book and I adored seeing his friends and how he interacted with his staff.

Rosemary and Peter were such a sweet couple, they really balanced each other out. I loved how they could drive each other crazy for one moment, and then they would make up. Rosemary was able to pull Peter out of his dream world when he was writing. They were perfect for each other.

This was such a cool book, I loved seeing what Peter did as an author. It was so amazing to see how an author worked, and it was really funny to see his process. This is the first book that I have read of Roseanna M. White’s and I will definitely read more of her books. I would totally recommend this book.

Picture Imperfect

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Picture Imperfect (Roseville Romances Book 1) by [Alyssa Roat, Hope Bolinger]

Title: Picture Imperfect

Series: Roseville Romances #1

Author: Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Genre: Christian, Contemporary Romance

Can a struggling career woman and a procrastinating artist save a beloved nonprofit?

Aspiring novelist Caroline Penn expected a promotion, not a picture book assignment. But when her employer, the non-profit Helping Hope, runs into financial trouble, this book might be the solution. With the company struggling to stay afloat, she and the illustrator will need to collaborate on a strict deadline—no problem for a workaholic like Caroline, right?

Andy Jackson, a “starving” artist, pays the bills by taking on graphic design gigs, but his perfectionism gets in the way. If only he could focus on a project for once, perhaps he could achieve his dream to make art for children for a living.

When the two are thrust together to create a book, Caroline can’t seem to write for children, and Andy can’t meet a deadline to save his life. As time ticks down to release day, the two must face their pasts and insecurities. If they can avoid strangling one another for long enough, they may just bring to the table what the other is missing.

If not, the fate of their careers—and a beloved nonprofit—hangs in the balance.

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Author Interview with Hope Bolinger

  1. What first made you start writing?

    Hope: So I’ve technically always been writing. I used to write six-page stories that I would give to my first-grade teacher to hang up on her wall. But as far as novel writing goes, I had a friend in high school who wrote novels. I thought this friend was crazy. So in good friendly rivalry, I decided to give it a go myself. I haven’t looked back since. 
  2. How did you come up with the idea for this story? 

    Hope: Alyssa and I had talked about how we wished we saw more books that featured people like us—people in our twenties struggling to justify being in a creative field. We’d experienced massive burnout from doing, at one point, seven jobs apiece, to support our passion for publishing. We wanted characters who reflected those same struggles and the same hope we had that one day it would all be worth it. 
  3. How did you choose the title Picture Imperfect

    Hope: One of our characters struggles with perfectionism. We wanted to show that just because something isn’t picture perfect doesn’t mean it isn’t worth pursuing. 
  4. What was the hardest part about writing this book?

    Hope: Alyssa and I hadn’t written in the genre before, so it was definitely a steep learning curve. People say “Oh, well, writing romance would be so easy,” but in adult romance, you have to hit certain beats at just the right time. In some ways, it’s a lot harder to write than the usual young adult genres that we’re known to dabble in.
  5. What do you want readers to take away from reading this book?

    Hope: We really want them to take away a couple of things. First, we want them to rekindle their passions for their dreams. We had an ARC reader tell us that she’d given up on writing, but that this book gave her the hope and push to start again. Secondly, we hope to show the realities of burnout and perfectionism and how it often plagues creatives, especially those in their 20s. Finally, we want readers to walk away from the story filled with hope.
  6. Which was your favorite character? Is it the one you most related to?

    Hope: It’s so hard to say, because this book sets up the trajectory for several more romances between supporting characters. I will say, in this story alone, I really appreciated Andy—and not just because I wrote him. He has a great deal to overcome in terms of perfectionism. I’m actually a lot more like Caroline—meeting deadlines early, taking on as much work as possible. But Andy taught me the importance of slowing down.
  7. Are you a pantser or plotter? How did this tendency show up with this book?

    Hope: So funnily enough I’m a plotter, and Alyssa is a pantser. So often when we coauthor, we’ll do some hybrid of the two. Romance, however, strictly requires plotting. So we operated off of an outline in this. That’s not to say that we didn’t deviate off of it. Our characters often have a mind of their own.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Hope Bolinger

Hope Bolinger is the author of 12 books, including the award-winning Blaze trilogy. She has worked in the industry as an agent, done acquisitions and editorial roles for publishers, and has also worked for magazines, newspapers, and online publications such as Crosswalk.com. Her articles and other publications can be seen by millions yearly, and she has 1100 bylines to her name. When she isn’t battling deadlines, she loves to hike in Ohio’s national parks and pet her high-maintenance cat Twix. Find out more about her at https://www.hopebolinger.com.

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Alyssa Roat

Alyssa Roat has worked in a wide variety of roles within the publishing industry as an agent, editor, writer, and marketer. She is the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink and Mountain Brook Fire, a former associate literary agent at Cyle Young Literary Elite, an editor with Sherpa Editing Services, and a freelance writer with 200+ bylines in local, national, and international publications. She is the author of The Wraithwood Trilogy and the co-author with Hope Bolinger of the YA superhero chat fiction romances Dear Hero and Dear Henchman. Her name is a pun, which means you can learn more about her at http://www.alyssawrote.com or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as @alyssawrote.

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Enamored

About the Book:

Enamored (Knights of Brethren Book 1) by [Jody  Hedlund]

Title: Enamored
Series:
Knights of Brethren
Author: 
Jody Hedlund
Publisher:
Northern Lights Press
Release Date: 
November 9, 2021
Genre:
YA Retelling

During a time when legends were born . . .

ENAMORED

A princess in need of a husband, a young Sage who cannot have her, and a web of deceit that threatens their love.

Having been raised by her childless aunt and uncle, the king and queen, Princess Elinor finds herself the only heir to the throne of Norvegia. As she comes of age, she must choose a husband to rule beside her, but she struggles to make her selection from among a dozen noblemen during a weeklong courtship.

With aspirations to become the wisest man in the land, Maxim is summoned home by his father Rasmus, a Royal Sage. Reunited with Elinor, once his closest friend, Maxim is quickly enamored with her even though he can never be considered a prospect for her husband.

Elinor’s feelings for Maxim are rekindled too . . . until she learns he has been unwillingly drawn into Rasmus’s scheme to take control of the throne. With the kingdom under attack both from within and without, can Elinor and Maxim overcome the deceit spinning around them? Or will it destroy their love once and for all?

Book Review:

This book was so good! I don’t know why I was even worried that I wouldn’t like it because Jody Hedlund always writes amazing books! Enamored by Jody Hedlund is the first book in the Knights of Brethren series. This was such a fun and interesting reimaging of Merlin from the stories of King Arther and the Knights of the Round Table. 

Elinor was a fun character. She was so strong and stubborn. I loved her relationship with the King and Queen. It was incredibly sweet. I could tell that she loved them and wanted to make them proud, but she was also searching for her own family. I loved Elinor and reading about her. She was smart, and she wanted to be the best leader she could be. I enjoyed her character growth and reading about her falling in love. She tried to guard herself because she wanted to put her people first, but Maxim broke through her walls. Elinor had to learn to trust Maxim and work through her past. She had to trust that God knew what He was doing. 

I loved Maxim! There were times when I wanted to yell at him, but he was also an awesome character. He had his own faults, but I loved his little quirks and the things that made him special. He was such a sweetheart, and I just adored him! I felt so bad for him because he was just trying his best to make things work. Maxim had to learn to work past the expectations of his father and become even better than he was expected to be. Maxim had to learn to break free from the fear of failure. 

Maxim and Elinor were so sweet together. I liked how they were friends before they fell in love. They also had to work against the evil that was threatening to overcome the kingdom. They had to learn to trust each other. The plot was so interesting and I couldn’t put the book down! It was so cool to see the connections to King Aruther lore and stories. I loved reading Hedlund’s twist on a fascinating story. There are also so many great characters who really add to the story. 

There were so many great quotes from this book. Here are a couple of my favorite “God always gives us the exact amount of courage we need to face whatever task he puts before us.”  and “If you let fear determine your steps, you will always falter.” These quotes were so powerful and I love how Hedlund always leaves us with hope. 

This was just such a great book and I could not recommend it more! I am so excited for this series, I adore Hedlund’s books and this is going to be a fantastic series. Enamored needs to be on your TBR! Enamored is a clean YA medieval reimagining of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. I can’t wait for the next book, Entwined is going to be amazing!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

An Alleged Rogue

About the Book:

An Alleged Rogue - (Georgian Gentlemen, #3) by [Sian Ann Bessey]

Title: An Alleged Rogue
Series:
Georgian Gentlemen
Author: 
Sian Ann Bessey
Publisher:
Covenant Communications
Release Date: 
November 8, 2021
Genre:
Historical Romance

Lord Adam Dunsbourne is a tyrant. At least, that’s what everyone says. The tales are shocking: accounts of a man who gambled away the family fortune and keeps his younger sister, Emily, captive in their home at Dunsbourne Manor. So when Adam and his sister make an unexpected appearance at a dinner party, the scandalized whispers cannot be contained.

New to the town, Phoebe Hadford hears the condemning rumors and determines to do all she can to help the baron’s oppressed sister. Upon entering Dunsbourne Manor, however, she quickly discovers that all is not what she has been led to believe. 

Adam, though unsure of whether he can trust the intentions of his beautiful neighbor, is quickly drawn in by Phoebe’s genuine nature. But even as his and Phoebe’s connection deepens, a dangerous enemy from his past reemerges. For years, Adam has hunted for the man who betrayed him, not realizing he had only to wait. His foe has returned, and this time, he will threaten everything Adam cherishes most—including the woman he loves.

Book Review:

Another author that I found this year and ended up loving! An Alleged Rogue is the third book in Sian Ann Bessey’s Georgian Gentlemen series. And it was amazing! I read it in one day, I could not put it down! I am loving the whole series and this was just a sweet addition to a great series. 

Lord Dunsbourne was a tyrant or at least that is what everyone believed. He gambled away the family fortune, and he keeps his younger sister, Emily, captive in their own home at Donsbourne Manor. However, when Adam and his sister make an appearance at a dinner party, people begin to talk. New to town, Phoebe Hadford hears of the rumors surrounding the Lord Dunsbourne and determines to help the baron’s sister. But as she spends time at Dunsbourne Manor, she finds all is not as the rumors said. Adam and Phoebe find themselves drawn to each other. When a dangerous enemy from Adam’s past reemerges, Adam finds everything he cherishes threatened including this new woman who changed his life. 

Phoebe was a lot of fun. I liked how kind she was to those around her. She did not allow rumors or appearances to stop her from reaching out to others. Although others warned against it,  Phoebe wanted to get to know Adam’s sister, Emily. I love how Phoebe worked hard. She saw past the outer appearances and tried to make her own decisions about people rather than listening to rumors. 

Adam was a sweetheart! I could tell that he loved his sister, and he wanted to make his parents proud. He was working so hard to give his sister a better life and catch the man who ruined his family. I adored Adam, and I loved getting to know him. He worked hard, and he was willing to do hard work to help his family. However, he was also struggling. He wanted to provide for his sister, but times were tight. He also wanted to avenge his father, but his thirst for revenge may make life difficult for him

It was just so fun to read about Adam and Phoebe working together. They were simply the perfect match. They understood each other. But they had to learn to work through their trust issues and what it meant to fall in love. Adam was not the trusting type, but Phoebe helped him see the good in the world again. Adam helped Phoebe look beyond herself and see the value of people again. 

Adam’s sister, Emily was also sweet and I adored reading about her. She was a lot of fun and she brought life into Adam’s life. She was also a great friend to Phoebe. I hope she gets her own book. Adam’s servants were also sweet and so was Phoebe’s maid. The side characters were lovely. 

I just really loved An Alleged Rogue! I would totally recommend it! It is part of a series but it can be read standalone. An Alleged Rogue is a clean historical romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Heirs of Falcon Point

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About the Book:

Heirs of Falcon Point by [Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, A. L. Sowards]

Title: Heirs of Falcon Point
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, A. L Sowards
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: October 11, 2021
Genre: Historical Fiction

In the early days of World War II, the Lang family lost everything. Eighty years later, it’s time to take it back.

The Nazis have taken control of Austria, and wealthy widower Leopold Lang faces a difficult decision: join the ranks of the foreign power that has taken over his homeland or flee with his children to safety. Leopold makes his choice—but too late. His family is ripped apart, never to be reunited. But decades later, fate brings together the descendants of this broken dynasty in the place where it all began—Falcon Point.

Anna, Cole, and Tess have never met, each relying on fractured pieces of information to understand their Austrian heritage. But when unforeseen opportunities draw these Lang cousins to Falcon Point, they soon discover they are not alone in their quest to claim the coveted property and the fabled treasure hidden within. Unfortunately, another claimant, one with a much darker heritage, is determined to eliminate the Lang family once and for all.

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Book Review:

I was so excited to read this book especially because some of my favorite authors collaborated to write this lovely book! Heirs of Falcon Point is written by Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, and A. L. Sowards and it was such an exciting book!

Karl was on the run, he just wanted to protect his family. He and his two sisters, Anna and Ingrid were forced to flee their home but they never expected to be ripped apart by the war, never to be reunited. Anna, Cole and Tess have never met or even known of each other but they are searching for the past that their relatives had told them of. However there are some who don’t wish for the Lang family to find each other or find Falcon Point. Will the descendents of Karl and his sisters, Anna, Cole and Tess, be able to find each other and find their home. Or will those who wish to take the wealth of Falcon Point succeed?

This was such a fun and interesting book to read! There were so many things happening and I was really interested in seeing how it would end! The first person you really follow is Karl and his sisters as they escape their home. Karl was an interesting character to read from, he was loyal to a fault and he wanted to avenge his family. 

I adored all of the characters and I enjoyed reading from their perspectives. They were different characters and yet they were also similar. They each had their own ideas and the way they responded to difficult situations. 

Anna was also fun, I found her conversations with Beckett so sweet. She came to work at Falcon Point and it was sweet to read about letting Beckett back into her heart. I liked how strong and stubborn she was, it was cool. 

Tess wasn’t really searching for her past or to learn more about her heritage, but life had other plans. She was brave and I liked how she didn’t freak out when things got crazy. She was strong but she was also able to lean on her friends. Her romance with Bram was sweet! He was so nice. 

Cole was the “cool” one. It was really interesting to read about him and see how he was different from his cousins. He knew what he was looking for and he also knew how to take care of himself. I also enjoyed reading from his perspective. His side romance was also cute, just not as prominent. 

The whole story was interesting and I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. The bad guy was shockingly good at what he does. But the ending!! I would recommend this book to those who like any books by these authors. I am excited to read more by these authors. Heirs of Falcon Point was a clean, historical suspense romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She loves to travel and enjoys coaching her local high school swim team. She has written more than thirty bestselling novels and is a seven-time Whitney Award winner, including 2017 and 2019 Best Novel of the Year. 

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Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend Brigham Young University in Utah, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a college student, publishing several articles in the New Era, Ensign, and Liahona magazines. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best-selling author, a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

Sian and her husband, Kent, are the parents of five children and the grandparents of three beautiful girls and two handsome boys. They currently live in Idaho, and although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch still rolls off her tongue.

Traveling, reading, cooking, and being with her grandchildren are some of her favorite activities. 

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Paige Edwards is an award-winning author of contemporary Regency romances with a side-order of suspense. Her stories have debuted in the number-one Amazon spot for Christian fiction and have received national five-star reviews by Reader’s Favorite and InD’Tale Magazine. Her novels appeal to a wide range of readers from Historical Romance to Mystery/Suspense. She holds a degree in interior design and has worked professionally in that field. Due to her strong British roots, Paige’s books are often set in the UK, and she hops the pond whenever she gets the chance. She Is the Lady Paige Edwards when in Scotland, but her favorite title is Grandma. When she needs a break from writing, she serves as president of her area’s Interfaith Community Council, she is fond of digging in the dirt (what some might call gardening), she bikes the battlefields, and she kayaks on the lake. 

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A. L. Sowards has always been fascinated by the 1940s, but she’s grateful she didn’t live back then. She doesn’t think she could have written a novel on a typewriter, and no one would be able to read her handwriting if she wrote her books out longhand. She does, however, think they had the right idea when they rationed nylon and women went barelegged.

Sowards is the author of multiple historical fiction novels, with settings spanning the globe from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries. Her stories have become Whitney Finalists and won a Whitney Award, reached the number one spot across multiple Amazon categories, received praise from the Historical Novel Society, and been loved by readers from a variety of backgrounds.

She lives with her husband and three children and has called Washington State, Utah, and Alaska home. She enjoys hiking and swimming, usually manages to keep up with the laundry, and loves it when someone else cooks dinner. She doesn’t own a typewriter, but she does own a pair or two of nylons. 

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The Prince's Bargain (The Elves of Lessa Book 3) by [K.M. Shea]

Title: The Prince’s Bargain
Series:
The Elves of Lessa, Book 3
Author: 
K M Shea
Release Date: 
July 20, 2020
Genre: 
Fantasy

When Prince Arvel was declared the heir to the throne, he was ignorant of all the forthcoming unpleasantness the title would bring him. Nobles who used to ignore him now seek to manipulate and control him. Even worse, his attendance is mandatory at every social function and party.

Every. Party.

So when the time comes for an elf translator to be assigned to him, Arvel jumps at the chance to get closer to the beautiful female translator he has seen studying in the library at all hours of the day.

Myth, a mere translator with a knack for languages, never expected to be yanked into the secret power struggle between the human nobles. But once she is given the assignment of Translator to Prince Arvel, she discovers danger can lurk in dazzling ballrooms and inane social exchanges.

As an elf ignorant to human customs, Myth feels woefully unprepared for her new role. No matter how much she studies, books can’t tell her how to survive a prince who is too charming and warm, or the traitorous nobles who seek to harm him.

When Myth is attacked, Arvel realizes there’s nothing he won’t do to see that she is made safe again. But to outwit his enemies, he’ll need Myth’s help and language skills.

They have gone through their lives being competent and self-reliant. But if they can work together, they and their people will never be the same.

Book Review:

I loved this book so much because it was just so amazing. I completely agree! It was a wonderful addition to the series. I  know! We all loved it, and usually if one person really likes it, the others are more eh.You know I love books that are funny, but this one balances the humor with heart and adventure. And I enjoyed the characters so much because you have all of the characters from the old book plus one new one. Myth! Totally! Characters are always my favorite part. Though I have to remind you of another new character, Blaise! She is so fun and interesting, I hope to see more of her soon! Oh my gosh, I loved the new characters! It was so cool to read about Arvel. You’re so right. I can’t wait for the next book about her.

Myth was so great especially because she was such a different character from Tari and Fyn. Myth is more of an intellectual. She fights with her words instead of her fists, and I loved that about her. It’s so refreshing to have a character that is not physically strong because not a lot of people can run marathons and fight with swords. She is much more like me and you than the others. She loves books and realizes that she is not really a warrior. Though she would love to help in battle, she realizes that she is better suited elsewhere. I don’t usually like characters like Myth because she isn’t a lot like me. But I adored her. And Arvel was so sweet. Ms. Shea did such a great job of fleshing out his character more. Yeah, I really enjoyed reading about him. He was so funny, especially how he tried so hard to run away from social events! Yes, Arvel was a great character, I loved everything that made him different from the other heroes. He was more thoughtful instead of just rushing into battle and I loved how he loved to read. But his interactions with Ben were still hilarious! I feel like they really were like brothers! So different and yet so connected! They reminded us of how we interact with each other. 🙂

Okay, and the love story between Myth and Arvel was so cute! Oh they were so adorable. I think that something that was really sweet was how he noticed her. Any bookworm can say that noticing someone because they are in the library is the cutest thing ever. I loved how Arvel decided that Myth had to be a nice person because she spent so much time in the library. That was so cute! And very complimentary to bookworms like us! We want to meet someone like Arvel, who will fall in love with us because of books and loves books just as much as we do.  I am always willing to read a book about a fellow bookworm, especially about two bookworms who fall in love. I love how they help each other and support each other. They could stand by each other. They also were interested in the same things and I have no doubt that trade will flourish with them! I love how the plot was moving through this book! They really complemented each other and I loved how they helped each other out.  Oh, and this is so unrelated to the whole plot, but I was overjoyed that Queen Fiera showed her ferocity when she stood up to Queen Lucia. I was excited to see Queen Fiera, she really wasn’t in the other books. Maybe in the next couple books, we will be more in the elf world. But Queen Lucia definitely showed her true colors in this book. She was so mean to Arvel and Ben, her kids! She just seemed really cold. I am so glad that Queen Lucia finally got what she deserved. Eh, I felt more sorry for her. She was cold to everyone and never seemed happy. She was just making it hard for everyone else, because of her problems. I really wanted to know more of what made Queen Lucia tick, but it was really interesting to learn a little more about her. The only thing that I was sad about was that there was not enough of King Petryll. Who is hilarious! And a secret mastermind, which I vaguely suspected. I know King Petryll made this book so funny! I loved his interactions with King Celrin. But other than that this was another amazing K.M. Shea book, and I can’t wait for the next book! Seriously, I am not sure I can wait.