Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Fun Summer Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They are are hiatus right now.
Each week features a book related top that offers the ability to spotlight your Top Ten.

Topic:
Fun Summer Reads

Summer time is just too hot here. 100* is the norm and when it's that hot, it's just too hot to do much of anything, except staying inside and reading. I also love to read light fun books in the summer. They are breezy and make the day lighter. 

 1. Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay
2. Burning Sky by Lori Benton
3. Courting Marrow Little by Laura Frantz
4. The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer
 5. Shattered by Dani Pettrey
6. Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter
7. A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
8. Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren
9. Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade
 10. Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
11. After a Fashion by Jen Turano
12. An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund
13. Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering

The best thing about almost all of these books, they are apart of a series, so it expands these fun books by soooo much more! These are all fun adventures and the authors tell some phenomenal stories. 

What are your Top Ten today?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Review: The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere (Litfuse Blog Tour)

Title: The Captain's Daughter
Author: Jennifer Delamere
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1920-7
Publication Date: May 2017

Synopsis:
When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.

A hand injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
Review:
Even though I've heard wonderful things about Jennifer Delamere's books, I hadn't been able to read any of her books till now. After reading this story, I can't wait to read her other books!

Jennifer Delamere was able to craft a book that featured a place that is one of my favorite places to read about, London. No matter how many times I read a story set here, it is always a new perspective and Jennifer really made this setting pop around her characters. And I'm thrilled that this is the start of a new series about this town.

What made this story so interesting is that we get to see this town from two different angles. Nate is a guy who can't wait to leave. His desire for the military far outweighs that of the city. He is ready to run. Rosalyn however, hit with many difficulties sees this town as something else and despite the hardships tries to make it work. I love the opposites of these two leads, but it was also good to discover their similarities. Their strengths and weakness paired well and it flushed them out and made them seem more real. They were imperfect and relateable.

I'm so glad that I was able to read this story. I can't wait to read her other books. She had an amazing gift of story telling. She is able to capture the emotion in her writing and bring you in. This was a book that was hard to put down.

Too Read
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Jennifer Delamere's debut Victorian romance, "An Heiress at Heart," was a 2013 RITA award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, "A Lady Most Lovely," received a starred review from "Publishers Weekly" and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She's been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.



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Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and the author, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.