The Rose Gate

About the Book:

Title: The Rose Gate
Series: Faerie Tale Romances #1
Author: Hanna Sandvig
Release Date: June 20th, 2019
Genre: Fairytale Retelling

Once upon a time, a human girl was kidnapped by a fae prince…for her own good.

I was just minding my own business in the woods. At night. As you do when your family is as messed up as mine. When I was rudely abducted to Faerie by a grizzly bear.

Okay, so he’s actually a cursed fae prince named Leith. And yes, he did technically save me from the creepily intelligent wolves that were chasing me down. But now I’m trapped at his castle until they go away, and this prince is far from charming, what with the missing eye, and the curse, and did he cut his own hair with a sword?

I suppose it could be worse. Yes, the castle and it’s inhabitants have been cursed by the Unseelie Queen, but I don’t have a fox handmaiden back home to braid my hair every day. Or dresses that shimmer like starlight. And maybe the prince isn’t so bad, when he’s not growling at me. He might even be handsome under those scars.

But that’s besides the point. I’m going to figure out the curse this castle is under, save my new friends, and get back home before I lose my heart to this beast of a prince.

Until then, I hope there’s at least a decent library somewhere in this castle.

Book Review:

The Rose Gate is the first book in the Faerie Tale Romance series by Hanna Sandvig, and it is amazing! This is actually only Ms. Sandvig’s first book, but it is sooo good. It is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast set mainly in the realm of Faerie and the continent of Tír na nÓg. The Rose Gate is about the prince of the princedom the Rose Court who is cursed by the Unseelie Queen to become a grizzly bear whenever he leaves the palace grounds. And the only one who might be able to save him is a sassy human girl named Isobel.

First of all, the world of Faerie was incredibly fun and interesting to read about. There are a lot of different layers to this world, and I am excited to see more from the rest of the series. Isobel and Leith are basically stuck in Killinaire for most of the series, and he has little interaction with the rest of Faerie. You get to see a bit more of the courts of Faerie from the Lily Gate, which is a super cute and short novella, that you can get from signing up for Ms. Sandvig’s newsletter. And in the Wolf Gate, which is another novella, you see more of the world of Faerie. All of the books are stand-alone, but they are connected, and I would recommend reading the Rose Gate first. I think that all the books do a great job of giving you some background information without being boring though, but I did love the Rose Gate.

Okay, I know I keep seeing I loved it, so here are some of my reasons. It was so funny! Isobel has such sass, and I loved all of her snark and humor in the book even in her head. She was also a fellow bookworm which I loved, and the first scene where she is reading fairytales to kids and adding her own commentary. It was hilarious. My sisters and I have often joked about how impractical the fairytales are especially about strangers you meet in the woods!

Leith, the prince of the Rose Court, and Isobel actually do meet in the woods, but it’s a bit more exciting than the normal story. Isobel is being chased by the Unseelie Queen’s wolves, and Leith rescues her as a grizzly bear. This leads to an adorable nickname because Isobel mainly calls Leith Bear throughout the book, and he calls her Álainn. I won’t spoil what this means, but it’s so sweet! Their romance is really cute, and I liked how it was not just an attraction. It felt more like they had become each other’s best friend, and I feel as if that’s a very accurate depiction of love. It was also a clean romance too which is always nice. 

There’s a lot of adventure in this book too. Isobel learns a lot about herself and how to not run from her problems. She will have to fight against the Unseelie Queen if she has any hope of saving everyone she loves. The Rose Gate was just a lovely book with plenty of adventure, romance, and even magic!

Truth is a Whisper

About the Book:

Truth is a Whisper: A Christian Cowboy Romance (Wolf Creek Ranch Book 1) by [Mandi Blake]

Title: Truth is a Whisper
Series: Wolf Creek Ranch #1
Author: Mandi Blake
Release Date: January 17th, 2022
Genre: Christian Contemporary Fiction

They both want the truth, but are they willing to pay the price?

Ava Collins is more than ready to say goodbye to the breakneck pace of the city, and an invitation to her grandfather’s ranch is exactly what she needs. Finding out her former flame is running the ranch, on the other hand, was entirely unexpected. How can she put aside her memories of that whirlwind summer when she has to work beside the handsome cowboy every day?

Jameson Ford was grateful to be offered the new foreman job at Wolf Creek Ranch. He’s eager to prove himself, but quickly distracted by the reappearance of his first love, who also happens to be his boss’s granddaughter. It’s been years since they promised each other forever, and neither of them know how to pick up where they left off or if they should forget it ever happened.

Allied by their love of the ranch, Jameson and Ava have to work together, despite the lingering feelings between them. When Ava uncovers secrets about her family, she doesn’t know if she can trust anyone. Most of all, can she learn to trust her heart on her way to discovering the truth?

Book Review:

This was a sweet book. I was excited to see that Mandi Blake was writing a new series and it was such a good start to the series. Truth is a Whisper is the first book in Mandi Blake’s series, Wolf Creek Ranch. And I am so excited to see how this series and these characters will turn out!

Ava had gone through a lot in her life. Her mother was not the kindest woman and Ava had been beaten down most of her life. She didn’t know her own worth. However, coming back to Wolf Creek Ranch changed everything for her. She found her family again and a place to belong. I liked Ava’s growth as a character, she learned to trust God and those around her. Ava was a sweet character and she hated conflict, she wanted to help those around her. It was cute to see how Jameson and Ava connected, Jameson made Ava feel safe. However Ava will have to come to terms with her mother and learn that there were secrets that kept her from her family on the ranch. 

I was super excited to read Jameson’s book! He had been in other books and I couldn’t wait to read more about him. He was such a sweetheart in this book. I loved his hardworking attitude and how he cared for Ava. He had fallen hard for her before and it was definitely cute to read about him interacting with her. Jameson wanted the best for Ava and he wanted her to see her worth and hope in Christ. However Jameson had to learn to trust God and see that he did not have to prove himself to anyone. 

Jameson and Ava were a fun couple to read about. They had their problems, but I liked how they trusted each other and worked it out together. I also adored Ava’s grandfather and the other characters on the ranch. I can’t wait to see what other stories Blake writes about these characters! I really enjoy how Blake is able to weave faith and God in so seamlessly without making it over-bearing.

Truth is a Whisper was a great book! I would definitely recommend it! Mandi Blake is definitely an author to check out. Truth is a Whisper is a clean Christian contemporary 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.

Her Darling Mr. Day

About the Book:

Title: Her Darling Mr. Day
Series: American Royalty #2
Author: Grace Hitchcock
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

New Orleans’ most eligible bachelor insists he’s not on the market . . . but he couldn’t be more wrong.

Jilted in front of all New York, Theodore Day decides to lose himself in his family’s luxury riverboat business in New Orleans and compete against his brother to become the next company head. The brother with the most sales by summer’s end will win the position. Thanks to Theodore’s fame as a suitor in a socialite’s outlandish competition to find a husband, he has become very desirable royalty in Southern society and thus has an advantage.

It took Flora Wingfield’s best work to convince her family to summer in New Orleans, but with Teddy Day a bachelor once again, she’s leaving nothing to chance. Desperate to stand out from all the clamoring belles, Flora attempts a bold move that goes completely awry, only to find it’s her interior design skills that finally catch his notice.

But when Flora’s father’s matchmaking schemes come in the way of her plans, Teddy will have to decide where his happiness truly lies and what he is willing to sacrifice for it.

Book Review:

I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book. I was excited to read it because I heard a lot of good things about the first book, but it had a slow start. However, by the end of the book, I did end up enjoying Her Darling Mr. Day. Her Darling Mr. Day is the first book in Grace Hitchcock’s American Royalty series. 

Flora was an interesting character. She was complicated, and at first I found her a bit annoying, but I grew to understand her. She had fallen for Teddy Day long ago, and she was determined to win him over. But when she arrived in New Orleans, she found that she had had to fight for him to see her. Flora seemed immature at first, but I soon came to realize that she was just trying to find her place in this world. Her father hadn’t always seen her worth, and she just wanted someone to love her. Flora had to learn that her worth was found in Christ. She had to learn to face her fears and trust God. 

I am also not sure how I felt about Teddy. He had been jilted twice but he also did not really appreciate Flora. He was lost in his own issues. He did grow by the end of the book though. He came to see Flora for the kind woman she was. He had a lot to learn, and he had to figure out if love was worth fighting for. He had to learn what it meant to choose Flora. 

I liked that Flora and Teddy were friends first. Teddy’s brother was not as bad as I thought he might be. I also liked Flora’s cousin and some of her sisters, some of them were really immature. I wish that the sisters were closer. I also feel like this book reminded me of a teen TV show with so much drama. I was hoping that it would be different. However all in all, this was a good book. I am kind of looking forward to the next book too.

Her Darling Mr. Day was a good book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy historical reality TVness. It is clean and a little bit Christian. 

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.

Daughter of Thieves

About the Book:

Daughter of Thieves (Sands of Wonder Book 1) by [Lichelle Slater]

Title: Daughter of Thieves
Series: Sands of Wonder #1
Author: Lichelle Slater
Release Date: November 13th, 2021
Genre: Fantasy

A street rat. A magic lamp. An obnoxiously handsome prince.

What should have been an easy-in, easy-out job with my father became a nightmare when he was arrested by the soldiers of Zunbar. As if things couldn’t get any more complicated, my estranged mother has demanded I enter the Desert Trials and find the magic lamp hidden inside the Dragon’s Lair cave.

The Desert Trails: a series of ten tasks to prove a sorceress’s proficiency in the art of magic.

How hard could it be?

Only, I wasn’t blessed with the gift of magic.

Surviving the trials is only part of the problem. I’ve inadvertently partnered with Prince “Abu” and he’s bent on taking the magic lamp from me. I’m not about to let some dashing prince steal my father’s freedom.

But the Dragon’s Lair is more like the Cave of Nightmares, and I can’t escape without Prince Abudar’s help. If we don’t work together, we might not make it out alive, and I am not wasting my only wish in order to escape.

Book Review:

I loved The Sultan and the Storyteller, so I was so excited to read Daughter of Thieves! Though I did not realize that The Sultan and the Storyteller was a prologue for this series ;D I was so confused when I first read it, and I was incredibly excited when I realized who all these characters were. I loved that we got so many cameos, but it still focused on an entirely new cast of characters.

Caspara was such an interesting character! Her whole world had fallen apart, and she was trying to pick up the pieces. I loved watching her as she started to grow and learn to trust people. While she wasn’t my favorite character, I felt like I was able to understand her. Also, there are 2 other books, so she has a lot of character growth to  go 🙂

Abu was adorable! I honestly thought he was a jerk when he was first introduced, but he definitely grew on me. While Mithra was really annoying to me at first, I felt like I grew to understand her as I continued to read the book. One thing that I was kinda upset about though is how unaware Mithra and Abu were about the real world. They did not seem to even realize poverty existed in their kingdom. I feel like Sharira and Zayne would have wanted their children to know about the good and the bad going on in their kingdom. While I didn’t love these characters as much as Sharira and Zayne, I’m still interested to see how they’ll grow!

The plot was fascinating to me too! There were times when it felt slow maybe because I was used to reading novellas from Ms. Slater, but it was interesting. I was not expecting a lot of the twists and turns, and I’m excited to see where this series goes next. I have a lot of questions that need answers! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves clean romantic, fantasy books!

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.

Choices of the Heart

About the Book:

Choices of the Heart by [Sarah M. Eden]

Title: Choices of the Heart
Series: Hope Springs Story #7
Author: Sarah M Eden
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: January 11th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

The paths of life that brought them together are destined to tear them apart.

Burke Jones began his life as a nameless orphan, dreaming of one day being a renowned doctor with a home and family to call his own. Sophie Kingston, daughter of an influential East Coast family, was destined to be an important and beloved part of Baltimore Society.

Life has not gone quite as either planned.

Now living in the home of a family friend, Sophie joins the lady on a journey to the tiny town of Hope Springs in Wyoming Territory. It is unlike any place she’s ever known. And the resident doctor is a mystery as well. Burke knows he isn’t the success he’d always imagined he would be, and seeing it through the eyes of this newly arrived Society lady only drives that home.

As Hope Springs begins to weave its magic, Sophie discovers more than she’d ever imagined, in both the town and its doctor. And Burke, who has always guarded his heart, begins to wonder if there might be more to life than he has previously imagined.

Their futures, however, do not lie along the same path or in the same destinations. Fate has once again proven unkind.

Can Hope Springs work yet another miracle?

Book Review:

OMG! I was so excited for this book! I love Sarah’s books and this book is the latest in her Hope Springs series. I binged this series this year and am now waiting as she writes more! Choices of the Heart follows Dr. Burke, a relatively new addition to Hope Springs. From a childhood as a nameless orphan and dreaming of a career and a family, he has found himself in the small town of Hope Springs serving the people there. Sophie Kingston is the daughter of an influential East Coast family in Baltimore, but she finds herself not quite fitting in with Society. A family friend brings Sophie to Hope Springs which is unlike any place she has known, and Burke upon meeting the Society ladies sees the lackluster success to his dreams afresh. As Sophie finds more than she imagined and Burke finds that even if his life isn’t as he originally planned there might be more to it. However, as fate seems to pull them apart, will they find a future together?

Burke was so sweet! He is more reserved than most of the town and still not super confident of his place there. The arrival of Sophie and Mrs. Archer makes him consider his practice and the success of his work. Burke had overcome a difficult childhood and was searching for a sense of accomplishment and success in his work. Throughout the book, he learns about his influence and the effects of his work. It is lovely to see the town’s gratitude and care towards him. They all love and respect him so much. It was so cool to see Hope Springs through his eyes, and all the people who it was made of.

Sophie was another new character who came from the big city to Hope Springs. Baltimore had dampened her natural enthusiasm and made her uncertain about herself. Coming to Hope Springs, she found a welcoming family who took her in as one of their own. She felt like herself there. She was able to be useful and able to help the families while still keeping her joy and personality. 

It is always nice to read a series and see the characters you already know and love. Hope Springs has so many lovely characters who you still get to see as the books continue. This book continues to show the larger story of the town and the struggles of them all, though the focus is on Burke and Sophie. There is definitely a hinting or two at more books and I will be in line for them! 

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

The Smuggler of Cadem Cove

About the Book:

The Smuggler of Camden Cove (Ladies of Devon Book 5) by [Kasey Stockton]

Title: The Smuggler of Cadem Cove
Series: Ladies of Devon #5
Author: Kasey Stock
Publisher: Golden Owl Press
Release Date: January 12th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

Pippa Sheffield has a penchant for trouble. She doesn’t ask to be thrown into slippery situations, but they tend to find her. She has worked at maintaining good behavior—she owes that much to her sister—until her new neighbor, William Blakemore, moves in. Come to find out, he is nothing but trouble.

Book Review:

Pippa’s book is here! I have so enjoyed the Ladies of Devon series and was incredibly excited to read Pippa’s book. She was such a fun character when she was little, and it was so cool to see her all grown up. There is something so sweet about watching characters grow. Pippa still seems to have trouble following her even if she doesn’t look for it herself. However, for her sister, she has done her best to maintain proper behavior, until they gain a new neighbor. William Blakemore is nothing but trouble for her life and heart.

Pippa was a really cool character. She was confident, capable, but still figuring out her life. I liked her friendship with Lily and her relationship with her sister and family. She really loved and stuck by them. Having her thought process was nice because I felt like I was able to understand her. There were quite a few things that I related to her about! William was also a fun character. He was trying so hard to find the balance of supporting his family, but making a life of his own. He felt a lot of obligation toward his father and brother, but at the same time, it was dragging him down. He was ready to make a new life for himself, but was still being held back. Pippa and William were so sweet together. They were really able to talk and balance one another.

The story moved pretty quickly, and there were quite a few twists. However, it was a bit hard for me to really get engaged. I kept pausing reading. I liked the story and the ending though I would have liked to see the other Ladies a little more! Mabel and her family were adorable too! I loved reading about them and how they brought William in. This was a really cool historical fiction clean romance. It was interesting to learn a little more about smuggling too! I would definitely recommend this book, but it might be more fun if you read the other books first!   I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Friend(Shipped)

About the Book:

Friendshipped: A small town friends-to-lovers sweet romcom (Getting Shipped! Book 1) by [Savannah Scott]

Title: Friend (Shipped)
Series: Getting Shipped #1
Author: Savannah Scott
Release Date: December 1st, 2021
Genre: Rom-Com

Can you keep a secret? … I’m in love with my best friend.

There are three things you should know about me.

  • I hate running. No, really. I only run when someone’s chasing me, and thankfully that’s never happened.
  • My ideal Friday night includes pizza, The Princess Bride, and dancing with abandon.
  • And, I’m madly in love with my best friend.

That right there, that’s my secret.

Trevor, and I grew up next door to one another. Yes. He’s the boy next door. Even now, we rent opposite sides of a duplex, and we work across the aisle from one another at the Corn Corners Tribune. Basically, there isn’t a part of my life Trevor hasn’t touched. I take that back. Me. He hasn’t touched me.

He’s made it clear we’re in the friend zone and whatever feelings he had for me were a passing thing for him, while mine keep growing like a Chia pet on a humid summer day in the midwest. Unruly, and apparently pointless.

So, now I’m resigned to get Trevor out of my system once and for all.

If only Trevor would see me as more than a friend … But, unless he shows me otherwise, I’m going to have to do what it takes to move on.

Book Review:

This was such an adorable rom com! This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Scott, and it did not disappoint. I loved the small town feel, the fun side characters, and the sweet romance. The humor was hilarious too!

Lexi was such a relatable main character! She was quite awkward at times, but I can definitely relate to that ;D I loved how fun she was. All of her commentary in her head was hilarious. The banter she and Trevor shared really showed how perfect they were for each other. I love friends to lovers because all the history is there! They just needed a little push 🙂

Trevor was such a cute character! He simply adored Lexi, and I loved how supportive he was about her dating. He was understandably jealous, but he wasn’t acting like a two year old trying to sabotage her dates like some other guy characters. He was almost too nice, especially with Meg, his ex-girlfriend. I would have loved to see her character fleshed out a bit more because she really became the cliche ex girlfriend. But who knows she may get her own book! 

Although I didn’t connect Trevor and Lexi as much as some other books I’ve read, they were still fun to read about. The plot to this book was super fun too! It was not super stressful and full of laughs. Lexi’s mishaps are hilarious, and her dates are so, so bad ;D There were times when the story dragged a little for me, but it was still fun. This is a clean romance that I would recommend to anyone who loves a best friend to lovers rom coms!

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.

To Treasure an Heiress

About the Book:

To Treasure an Heiress (The Secrets of the Isles Book #2) by [Roseanna M. White]

Title: To Treasure an Heiress
Series: The Secrets of the Isles #2
Author: Roseanna M White
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

1906

Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. Now, after stumbling across an old collection of letters and a map buried on her family’s property, she’s found more adventure than she ever anticipated in the hunt for pirate treasure. But in order to discover where the clues lead, she must search alongside Lord Sheridan, a man she finds insufferable.

Sheridan has spent years pursuing whatever archaeological interests pique his imagination. And when he discovers that Beth’s search connects with one of his far-removed pirate ancestors, he can’t help getting involved. Plus, he finds her irresistible, even though she insists he stole a prized possession of hers.

As they work together following different clues and drawing closer to danger, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and piratical adventure. But which treasure will bring the greatest surprise–the one they find in each other or the one just out of their reach?

Book Review:

This was such a fun book! I loved the banter between the characters. To Treasure an Heiress is the second book in Roseanna M White’s The Secrets of the Isles series. Okay, so I loved this book! It was so funny and interesting!

Beth Tremayne has been searching for an adventure since she was a child, she dreamed of finding love in London’s ballroom. Now she dreams of finding a lost treasure. However, her dreams are interrupted by her family’s guest, Lord Sheridan. Lord Sheridan enjoys pursuing whatever archaeological interest catches his imagination. When he learns that Beth’s search for lost treasure connects to one of his favorite pirates of history, he can’t help but get involved. He also found Beth irresistible and even finds himself falling for her. As Sheridan and Beth search for treasure, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and practical adventure, but they never expected to find each other. 

Sheridan was a crack up. Iloved him in this book! He was kind and funny, and I loved his little quirks. He was an Earl, but he never used his position to lord over others. He was such a sweet guy, and it was so funny to read from his perspective. I also adored his relationship with Libby’ brother, Lord Telford. Sheridan did have to learn to see those around him, and be willing to admit mistakes. He was such a real and fun character. I loved reading about his interactions with others, and it was so sweet to read about him falling for Beth. 

I was a little unsure about Beth at first because of the first book, but I came to really like her. Beth was stubborn and feisty, but she also loved her family. She was always seeking adventure, but she came to find pleasure in the little things, spending time with her family and those who love her. Beth was searching for a treasure, and she didn’t know how to let others help her. However, she soon came to see the value of her friends and family. It was sweet to read about Beth falling for Sheridan. She definitely didn’t see it coming. Beth had to learn how to trust God and not let her personal feelings lead her. 

Sheridan and Beth were so much fun to read about. They had great chemistry, and I loved their character development. They felt real and relatable. They were both human and they made mistakes, but they were also trying to learn from their mistakes. They had to learn what it meant to worship God and give him their best throughout everyday life. I really liked how White was able to weave in faith elements without taking away from the story. The characters’ faith felt real and yet it was not overpowering. 

 I also really enjoyed the side characters in this story. Sheridan’s valet was hilarious and I really enjoyed his moments, along with Telford (I hope he gets his own book). The storyline was really interesting and I could not put this book down. I was enthralled in the treasure hunt and seeing how everything would resolve itself. There are still some loose ends and I can’t wait to read the next book. 

To Treasure an Heiress was a great book! I would totally recommend it! It is even better than the first book, and it has made me even more excited for the next book. To Treasure an Heiress is a clean, historical, Christian book. 

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.

The Unforgettable Logan Foster

About the Book:

Title: The Unforgettable Logan Foster
Series: The Unforgettable Logan Foster #1
Author: Shawn Peters
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Fiction

Packed with superheroes, supervillains, and epic showdowns between good and evil, The Unforgettable Logan Foster from debut author Shawn Peter shows that sometimes being a hero is just about being yourself.

Logan Foster has pretty much given up on the idea of ever being adopted. It could have something to with his awkward manner, his photographic memory, or his affection for reciting curious facts, but whatever the cause, Logan and his “PP’s” (prospective parents) have never clicked

Then everything changes when Gil and Margie arrive. Although they aren’t exactly perfect themselves—Gil has the punniest sense of humor and Margie’s cooking would have anyone running for the hills—they genuinely seem to care.

But it doesn’t take Logan long to notice some very odd things about them. They are out at all hours, they never seem to eat, and there’s a part of the house that is protected by some pretty elaborate security.

No matter what Logan could have imagined, nothing prepared him for the truth: His PP’s are actually superheroes, and they’re being hunted down by dastardly forces. Logan’s found himself caught in the middle in a massive battle and the very fate of the world may hang in the balance. Will Logan be able to find a way to save the day and his new family? 

Book Review:

This was such a fun, interesting book! I was intrigued almost right away by the storyline, and it did not disappoint. There’s a lot of superhero references while also staying true to its own story. This is actually Peters’ debut book which I was shocked by because it was so good! It left me wanting more, so I’m excited to hear there might be a second one 🙂
Logan Foster is a 12 year old with an eidetic memory and zero filter. All he wants is to find the one thing he can’t remember: his younger sibling. When he’s fostered by a couple who’s clearly hiding things, his brain has to solve the mystery. However, he couldn’t have predicted them being superheroes. Soon, he’s engaged in a battle that only his incredible brain has a chance to win.

I really enjoyed this quirky and entertaining book! The book is written like a story Logan is telling his sibling. I think the different narration really helped showcase Logan’s personality. You were able to see his utter lack of filter, but also how much he loves his sibling. Logan was such a fun character! I loved how he was unashamedly himself even though not everyone liked it. He was incredibly smart, and it was cool to watch his brain in action throughout the book.

Margie and Gil, Logan’s foster parents, were definitely not normal, but I liked how different they were. They did not fit into the average superhero mold at all, and it just added to the fun, quirky vibe the book had. It was obvious they loved Logan a lot though, and I liked seeing how they grew into a family. I would have loved more family scenes, so I’m hoping we’ll get a bit more in the next book!

The pacing of this book was fantastic with lots of action and adventure. Peters also was able to make a lot of set up not feel like it was set up which was awesome. The Unforgettable Logan Foster kept me interested the whole way through, and I was not expecting some of the twists in it. Some parts of the book felt a little bit young, so I would recommend it to any middle or elementary schooler! I think it’s especially perfect for the ones obsessed with superheroes like I was 🙂

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. 

Never Leave Me

About the Book:

Never Leave Me (Waters of Time Book #2) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Never Leave Me
Series: Waters of Time #2
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Revell 
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Time Travel Romance

In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.

When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

Bestselling and award-winning author Jody Hedlund plunges you into the swiftly flowing river of history in a race against the clock in this breathtaking, emotional second Waters of Time story.

Book Review:

This was stunning! I adored the characters and I am so glad that Hedlund wrote another book! Never Leave Me is the second book in Jody Hedlund’s Waters of Time series. I was so excited to read about Ellen and Harrison, I loved them in the first book. 

Ellen was a strong character, she had overcome much in her young life. She had dealt with the death of her mother, and then learning that she had a life ending disease. I really liked reading about Ellen and seeing her grow and mature. She had to learn to trust Harrison and let go of her fears. I loved that she had a heart for those who were suffering.

Harrison was the sweetest! I loved him and it was so fun to read things from his perspective. He was a hard worker and he had fallen hard for Ellen, he loved her so much. It was definitely cute to read about him interacting with her and trying to help her. Harrison was lonely and he didn’t want Ellen to leave him, he had lost so many people already. However Harrison had to learn to trust God’s plan and let Ellen grow taking her time. 

Harrison and Ellen were the sweetest together, I loved their interactions! I could tell that they were perfect together, I loved how they were friends first. They had gone through a lot and I so wanted them to find their happy endings. 

It was so cool to read this book, there were so many twists and turns, I was on the edge of my seat. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say this book was amazing! I also love how Hedlund is always able to weave a great story while still keeping God at the center. This was a great Christian fiction book!

Never Leave Me is a must read! I know that I keep gushing about it, but it is so worth it! I would definitely recommend Never Leave Me. However it is part of a series so I would suggest reading it in order. I would recommend Never Leave Me to those at least 13 years and up. Never Leave Me is a clean christian time split 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.