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The Last Gasp Review and Giveaway

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  When thinking of a Cinderella retelling, my mind certainly never went to the world that Chautona Havig has created. Havig has taken something “ordinary” and “mundane” and used her creative genius to form a world brimming with new possibilities. At the start of the book, Havig begins setting the stage with the main characters and we learn who is who. As the plot moves along, Havig does an excellent job of building the world and storyline. The plot moves along at a great pace and the character building is on par. But, this is what I have come to expect from a Havig book! Havig crafts great stories period.  While this is not a storyline I would have come up with, at the end, Havig will leave you believing that it is a wonderful real world. That’s the thing with great storytellers - they have the ability to take something no one else would dream of and make an amazing work of art out of it.  I received a copy of this book, but was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are

Love and the Silver Lining Review

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  I am running a bit late due to an overdue family visit, but I have finished this amazing story that released a week ago today!  Tammy L Gray has once again created an in depth experience that leaves you changed once you read it in her newest book, Love and the Silver Lining. While all of us are probably not going through the exact experiences that Darcy, Bryson, Zoe, Charlie, and Cameron experience in the book, the underlying themes of forgiveness, letting go of the past, and moving forward into a new future that depends on God even when things don’t go according to our plan can resonate with everyone. I know it did me.  The character development is fantastic with a gratifying pace of learning each character in depth. The plot line moves along at a wonderful pace - everything flows seamlessly.  While the main plot line wraps up nicely, there is a bit of wonder left at the end about some of the characters, so I am hoping that we get to see some more in the State of Grace Series!! I re

Between the Wild Branches Review

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 If you are looking for a book that you won’t be able to put down, this is it! Connilyn Cossette has filled this book with many twists and turns and edge of your seat moments. I cried a few times, I held my breath many times. I had imaginary conversations with the characters time and time again. Through it all, Cossette confirms that Jesus can help us put our past behind us while giving us a hopeful future full of love and joy.  This is the last of a two book series, so we already know part of the characters. The  characters have been through much in the past ten years since the end of To Dwell Among Cedars. Cossette does a great job of continuing the character development - suspenseful but satisfying. Just when I was tempted to flip through and find out why Shoshana had to stay where she was, a few pages later, it was revealed.  As she has done in her previous two series (Out From Egypt and Cities of Refuge), Cossette does a wonderful job of interlinking relationships and events betwe

Bridge of Gold Review

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  This is another fantastic book by Kimberley Woodhouse! (Honestly, it’s only my second one by her - The Mayflower Bride was my first - but, it’s great nonetheless!!). I loved the way the storylines flowed - each was distinct yet interconnected. I love when historical fiction gets me interested in a period of history, and Mrs Woodhouse has done that with the legend, lore, and history of The Golden Gate Bridge. Mrs Woodhouse did a thorough job of researching the area during the different time periods. The dual timelines are seamless and flow well. The character development is flawless, and the plot line keeps a great, captivating pace. I do have one complaint - I did not get much sleep while reading this book!!! :) it kept me up at night with the “just one more chapter” syndrome. I highly recommend this book, and I am off to find other books by Kimberley Woodhouse! About the Book Book:   Bridge of Gold Author:  Kimberley Woodhouse Genre:  Christian Historical Release date:  June 2021 Re

The Paris Dressmaker Review

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This was my third book by Kristy Cambron and the hardest one to read. Not because of anything Mrs Cambron has done, but because anything written around World War 2 is always harder for me to read. It is a very dark time in our history, but as people like Mrs Cambron have pointed out through their works, there are several bright lights even in the darkest of times if we know where to look. I previously read The Ringmasters Wife (which is still one of my top 10 books!!) and The Illusionist’s Apprentice.  I enjoyed the book tremendously. My only regret is that what she based it on was actually a true story of a horrifying time in history.  I received a copy of the ebook from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review, and all opinions are my own.

Come Back to Me Review

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  I am still in amazement of this book and the fantastic world that Jody Hedlund has created! This is definitely a “stay up late, can’t put it down” book.  Hedlund has taken a genre that is not done as often in Christian fiction and has done a fantastic job. From the opening chapter to the final, leave me longing for more chapter, I didn’t want to stop reading. I was thrilled when I read in the back that there will be a second book that touches on some of the semi-main characters! Can’t wait for the next book!!

On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor Review

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  Once again, Jaime Jo Wright has blown me away with her ability to write eerie Christian fiction! It’s comparable to a mature, inspirational Scooby Doo mystery. There’s always a feasible explanation, but the track to get you there sure can leave your heart racing!  In this book, we see Jaime Jo Wright masterfully weave a split time tale together to form an amazing, edge of your seat plot line.  This story is very well written, character development is great; and the plot moves along at an exhilarating pace. I received a copy of the book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.