Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 
Each week features a book related topic that offers the opportunity to spotlight your Top Ten. 

Topic:

This week, the Broke and the Bookish is taking a little break, so I decided to pick a topic that features some up-and-coming releases I'm excited about. 

Spring TBR

 1. Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette (May 2nd, 2017)
2. The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron (March 2017)
3. For Love & Honor by Jody Hedlund (March 7th, 2017)
4. The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber (June 6th, 2017)
5. Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar (June 6th, 2017)
 6. High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin (June 6th, 2017)
7. True to You by Becky Wade (May 2nd, 2017)
8. Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano (April 4th, 2017)
9. With You Always by Jody Hedulund (June 6th, 2017)

I can not wait for these new stories to come out! Each are by authors I have enjoyed and have just come to love. Spring is going to be season for books!!!


Did you have a Top Ten this week? If so, what were your Top Ten?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Contemporary Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 
Each week features a bookish related topic that offers the opportunity to spotlight your Top Ten. 

Topic:
Favorite Top Contemporary Fiction

I changed up the topic a little and decided to feature something I haven't focused on a whole lot. I love historical fiction, but I wanted to feature some of my favorite Contemporary Fiction this week. 



1. Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade
2. A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
3. The Promise by Beth Wiseman
4. The Last Witness by Glenn Meade
5. Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter
6. The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer
7. Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson
8. When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
9. Submerged by Dani Pettrey
10. Dear Mr. Knightley by Kathrine Reay


What is your Top Ten this week?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Title: A Moonbow Night
Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2662-1
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017

Synopsis:
Her wilderness survival skills are without rival.
But her greatest talent is keeping other people's secrets.

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke--men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.

Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn't long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons you to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.
Review:
Laura Frantz is one of those authors who I get excited about when she has a new book releasing. Her stories have so much depth and flow and detail. It is hard to not sink into the story and not emerge till you read the last page.

A Moonbow Night is no different from her previous stories with the detail and fantastic characters. Laura is able to bring a time long ago back to life. Tempe is a fun and delightful, fresh character. Her mother and father are big influences in her life and the lives they lead have impacted her and garnered her wisdom in many different areas.

The book starts off with a punch and it keeps moving from there. The way the characters lives intersect is another fun adventure that really kicks off the full story.

Laura's writing is just amazing. You can see and experience what the characters go through. The detail that is described, shows the author's passion for this time. You can tell from the historical detail the amount of work she has put into her stories.

This story is another fantastic addition to her previous books. It is always a joy to dive into the story she has crafted. It's hard to share the best parts, without giving the story away, so I will leave that for you to discover.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, and the Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

Learn more at www.laurafrantz.net.





Thank you to the Revell Reads Blog Tour, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: All About Romance

 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 
Each week features a book related topic that offers the opportunity to spotlight your Top Ten.

Topic:
All About Romance: Favorite Romantic Stories


I love romantic books. When you have a couple that just pops off the pages. I love the the fairy tale aspect there is when the romance is just so sweet. 


 1. Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
2. Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade
3. A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
4. The Kill Fee of Cindy LaCoste by Stephen Bly
5. The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson
 6. Silenced by Dani Pettry
7. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
8. The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton
9. The Price of Privilege by Jessa Dotta
10. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
 11. A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano
12. Courting Morrow Little by Lara Frantz
13. Honor's Reward by Kristen Reward
14. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

I had a hard time narrowing this down to 10, there are just so many fantastic stories to choose from for this weeks topic.

What is your Top Ten for the week?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: The Noble Servant

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release that you are most excited about. 

Waiting On:
Title: The Noble Servant
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017

Synopsis:
From Goodreads
She lost everything to an evil conspiracy . . . but that loss may just give her all she ever wanted.

Since meeting Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg, at Thornbeck Castle, Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him. She knows—as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry—she has no real hope of marrying such a highly titled man, so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him, asking for her hand in marriage.

But all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle. Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle, and his cousin has taken over the title of duke. Left for dead, Steffan is able to escape, and disguised as a shepherd, hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of Wolfberg.

Journeying to the castle, Magdalen has no idea what awaits her, but she certainly did not expect her loyal maidservant to turn on her. Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her, the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geese.

Without their respective titles—and the privileges that came with them—Steffan and Magdalen are reunited in the shepherd’s field. Together they conspire to get back their rightful titles. But they must hurry . . . or else they risk losing it all to the uncle’s evil plan.
Why I'm Waiting:
Melanie Dickerson, to me, is someone who has been able to stand out in her writings. Her previous stories, she has brought fairy tales to life in a realistic and entertaining way. I can't wait to see what this story offers, but I know it will be good!

What are you waiting on this week?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Life After

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming book you are most excited about. 

Waiting On:
Title: Life After
Author: Katie Ganshert
Publisher: Waterbrook
Publication Date: April 18th, 2017

Synopsis:
From GoodReads
On the day of a late spring storm, in Chicago, Autumn Manning boarded an “L” train. A bomb explodes, killing everyone in the train car except for Autumn—the sole survivor. A year has passed and Autumn suffocates under a blanket of what ifs and the pressing desire to bring the victims back to life, every day, if only for her. She doesn’t want their stories to be forgotten. She wants to undo what cannot be undone. An unexpected ally joins her efforts, also seeking answers and trying to find a way to stumble ahead. 

But one victim’s husband, Paul Elliott, prays to let the dead—and their secrets—rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to hurt his loved ones. 


Caught between loss and hope, these restless souls must release the past to embrace a sovereign God.
Why I'm Waiting:
Katie Ganshert is an author who I discovered a couple of years ago. Her writing is real and it grabs you into the story. Katie has a wonderful ability to bring such amazing emotion in to her stories. This book sounds like it will have the same ability to grab a hold.

What are you waiting on this week?