Review of “Royally Blessed” by Jill Boyce

This is the fourth book in the Royal Medicine series. To get the most enjoyment out of this book, you will want to read the books in order. In this novel, Claire and Ethan are officially married. She is also pregnant. As the Queen of Amorely and a doctor, she has a lot on her plate that makes her pregnancy harder. Thankfully, her husband and maternal grandmother are there to support her in all that is going on. This novel is a well written light read. Claire’s granny and her dog, Wilson, bring some great comedy to this story. I am so glad that her granny is still in this series especially since Albert the butler is no longer in the series. He was replaced by Nigel who is almost as good but just could not replace Albert. I highly recommend this book. It would make a great relaxing read.

I received a complimentary copy from the author.

Review of “After the Shadows” by Amanda Cabot

Historical fiction is not my top genre of Christian Fiction to read; however, when I do read this genre, Amanda Cabot is one of my go to authors. Her books do not read as slow as some historical fiction novels I have read by other authors. Although this book is listed as historical, it also has a mysterious element to it that really grabbed my attention. It is the first book in the Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing. One of the things I liked about this book is all the lessons that can be taken from it. You learn not to judge someone by someone else’s actions. There is a lesson of loving your neighbor. I found a lesson of forgiveness as well. And one of the best lessons is accepting others that are different than you. Also, you find a few examples of second chances. There are so many things to love about this book.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.

Review of “Texas Ranch Target” by Virginia Vaughan

I really enjoy books by Virginia Vaughan. This is the second book in the Cowboy Protectors series. The action and suspense of this novel starts from the beginning and does not end to almost the very end. The story involves the main female character, Jaycee, losing her memories and not knowing why she was seeking out Brett, the main male character. I loved reading about their interactions throughout the entire plot. They worked well together but still had obstacles to overcome that were mainly issues created by her memory loss. This book also included two of Brett’s cousins. They were great secondary characters. Overall, I think this was a well written mystery that I only figured out a small sliver of before the truth was revealed. I would highly recommend this novel.

I received a complimentary copy from the author.

Review of “Second Time Around” by Melody Carlson

I have been a fan of books by Melody Carlson for awhile now. I feel as though most of the ones I have read by her had younger main female characters in them, but this novel has an older divorced woman as the main character. In my opinion, this makes the book have a different feel. Mallory Farrell inherits a tourist shop with an apartment above from her grandmother. She decides to revamp it into a home decor boutique and to renovate the apartment to live in. Her aunt and cousins are not happy that she inherited it instead of one of them. They are well written antagonists. She runs into an old friend from her visits with her grandmother and is recommended a contractor named Thomas for her renovation. To me, he is also a well written antagonist because he seems to have an attitude with her on several occasions. I really got into this plot because I could feel the emotions that Mallory was feeling. It is written to the point where I feel like I am right there going through everything. Melody Carlson knocks another book out of the park. I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.

Review of “Mistaken Mountain Abduction” by Shannon Redmon

I am a big fan of books by Shannon Redmon. There are three things that really drew me to read this book. One is that it is about twins and mistaking one twin for the other. The second thing is that the book is set in North Carolina. And the final thing that drew me to wanting to read this novel is that the suspense and mystery of the plot start from the very beginning. There are several plot twists in this book. You are also reminded that not everyone is as they seem. I definitely recommend this book.

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