The Highest Of Hopes Review

This is the second book I’ve read by Susan Anne Mason, and I’m still blown away! It did take me a little while to get into this one, but once I was into it, I didn’t want to stop reading. I love how she loosely tied the first book into this one and gave us the glimpse that this was happening at the same time as the previous Canadian Crossings Book.
I’ve already checked another of her books out from the library, so I’m definitely planning to read more by this author!

Butterfly Palace Review

Final review for today and perhaps my favorite one! Colleen Coble’s Butterfly Palace is a story that had me staying up late at night - I remember now why I don’t read too many suspense/mystery type of books - they’re hard to break away from! Once again I love how Colleen just jumps right in to the story line and it doesn’t take you long to place what happens on the back cover. I was second guessing myself the entire way through (always thinking I had all the answers!!). Fabulous story - just the right balance of romance, mystery, and intrigue all done in a suspenseful way!

Bluebonnet Bride Review

This little gem was an ebook I found that comes after Colleen Coble’s The Butterfly Palace. This is a short story titled Bluebonnet Bride and follows a side sequel story over one of the characters in The Butterfly Palace as well as touching in on the other main character’s lives and allowing you to get a glimpse of where they ended up a few years later. Colleen packed romance, suspense, and mystery into this short story in a way that convinced me to stay and finish it in one sitting.

Lightkeeper’s Daughter Review

This book had me hooked from the start! I love how Colleen Coble jumps right in and doesn’t make you wait to get the the synopsis on the back cover. This book is fast paced and had me trying to solve the mystery all the way through. Very well written with characters you fall in love with as well as ones you fall out of love with as the story progresses.

Laurel’s Dream Review

Wow!!! Another brilliant new to me author! I had never read nor heard of this author before a Facebook group I am part of did a book club based around this book. No offense meant by that, but I feel like I was living under a rock until recently when this group opened up my eyes to tooons of different authors!
Pepper Basham’s writing touched my soul with this one. I never laugh out loud when reading. Like, I rarely even smile. I always do it internally, but I’m an introvert and not very expressive like that. This book had me laughing out loud before I knew what was happening! But, after turning the page, I was suddenly crying! Then laughing on the next page!
Pepper portrayed the mountain people in a way that I feel was extremely appropriate. The language got me in the mood for a historic mountain tale. The kindred spirit of the mountain people was thoroughly expressed. I am not very familiar with the Blue Ridge Mountain people, but I do know that I went to the Smoky Mountains after th…

Star of Persia Cover Reveal

Jill Eileen Smith revealed the cover her team has put together for her newest upcoming novel yesterday! It is absolutely gorgeous!! Jill Eileen Smith is one of my top five favorite Biblical fiction authors and I have read all of her phenomenal books to date ❤️ 

In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, which ends in the banishment of his favorite wife, something he never intended to do. But when he discovers Esther, Xerxes is sure he has a second chance at happiness.

In her wildest dreams, Esther could never have imagined that she would end up as queen of Persia. Yet she knows better than to become complacent. Another of Xerxes's wives is vying for position, and his closest advisor has a deep and dangerous grudge against Esther's adoptive father. Caught in the midd…

The Captive Maiden Book Review

By now I think you can tell I am binge reading Melanie Dickerson’s Hagenheim series!! 🥰 The Captive Maiden is Melanie’s retelling of Cinderella with her own spin on it. I love how a lot of her books have someone related to the others in her previous stories!! It is neat to be able to catch a glimpse of how their lives turned out after the last page of their novels.  I’ve already started her next novel of the series and can’t wait to finish it!!