Review of “The True Love Bookshop” by Annie Rains

This is a new author for me. I originally picked up this book for three reasons. One I love the cover. Two was the fact that the main female character owned a bookshop. And the last reason was that it is set in North Carolina. I had my reservations because it is not Christian fiction and I was unsure if it would be a clean read or not. However, this book was definitely a clean read and it was also a really good story. It is a good story about how important it is to let things that you cannot change go so they do not hold you back in life. It also shows the power of second chances. I would definitely recommend this book.

Review of “A Dream of Family” by Jill Weatherholt

This is the second book I have read by this author. I will say her books have a way of drawing me into the story to the point where I feel as though I am friends with the characters. The two main characters in this book own my two favorite places to go: a bookstore and a coffeehouse. They are side by side in what sounds like the downtown area. The two main characters have a past that they have to overcome in order for them to have any type of future. I thought this book was well written and a really great second chance story. It is also an awesome story of forgiveness. Their are so many great aspects to the book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

Review of “Searching for Home” by Jill Weatherholt

This is my first book I have read by this author. At the start of the book, you find out that Meg has been left to take care of her nieces and nephew who have basically been abandoned by both of their parents. This causes her nephew to act out because he blames himself, but thankfully her high sweetheart, Luke, returns to town. The remainder of the plot is the interactions between Meg, Luke, her nieces and nephew. It is such a great heartwarming story. It is well written and I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

Review of “Deception” by Patricia Bradley

I am a big fan of books by this author. This book would fall into the romantic suspense category. I think in this novel the romance seems more secondary to the suspense which is not a bad thing. I feel like the crime that is going on is so complex and intriguing that it is not even noticeable that the romance is subtle. There are a lot of twists and turns in this plot. My attention was held from the beginning to the end. The characters are also so well written that I felt like I personally knew them. And the author does a great job setting the scene so that you can picture exactly what is going on. This book was hard to put down.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.

Review of “The Soldier’s Baby Promise” by Gabrielle Meyer

This book is such a sweet story of second chances and forgiveness. The character of grandpa Jed has got to be one of the sweetest sounding characters. His character’s personality is so well described that I feel as though he is in the room and I am personally talking to him. The baby in the book sounds like the cutest sweetest lovable baby boy. I also loved the neighborly aspect described in this book. I was not a big fan of Adley’s father or his business partner because all they did was try to push their agenda. I wasn’t a big fan of her mother because she didn’t stand up to her husband even though she didn’t seem to agree with everything. But I was say that those characters were written well and had their purpose within the story. I would definitely recommend this book!