The Reluctant Warrior | Book Review

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One of my favourite things about book reviewing for Bethany House is finding new favourite authors.

That’s what happened when I read The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy.

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Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He’s come to fetch his daughter and nephew, and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children.

When danger descends on the cabin where they’re huddled, Cam is hurt trying to protect everyone and now finds Gwen caring for him too. He soon realizes why the kids love her so much and wonders if it might be best for him to move on without them. When she sees his broken heart, Gwen decides to help him win back their affection–and in the process he might just win her heart as well.

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A Most Noble Heir, A Book Review

a_most_noble_heir_book_reviewI took January off from book reviewing, but when February rolled around and I received an email from Bethany House Publishers with the options for reviewing I decided to jump on board again.

A Most Noble Heir, by Susan Anne Mason.  Set to release June 6th of this year.

In terms of story line, plot, and how it’s written I was really impressed.  I loved how it was inspired by the author’s (Susan) own ancestors that were servants like Nolan and Hannah were.  And of course I love reading a good historical book about rags to riches, and I am definitely a sucker for hierarchy, diplomats and aristocrats.

I loved how Nolan and Hannah kept their relationship pure before marriage, his respect for Continue reading “A Most Noble Heir, A Book Review”

A Song Unheard, a book review

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Book Review: A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White (Shadows Over England, Book #2)

This book was gripping from the start.

In terms of historical fiction it did not disappoint. In terms of comedy it did not disappoint… not to mention mystery, drama, and of course a love story.

Alright, you caught me. I loved this book. Amongst my favourites.

Willa’s parents abandoned her by age six, and soon after she became a part of a “family” of sorts. A group that chose to be family, a group of orphaned children, that stole as a means of survival. Except they were really good. “London’s best pickpockets”.

Willa was hired to steal a coding machine from Lukas de Wilde, a famous violinist, but unbeknownst to anybody, this machine was not a thing but Continue reading “A Song Unheard, a book review”

PROBING, a book review

For the past week or so I’ve been reading Probing the third book in the Harbingers series co-written by Frank Peretti,‎ Bill Myers,‎ Angela Hunt,‎ Alton Gansky talk about a power team of writers.

And now, while I should be prepping for Christmas, I will review this book for you… before I miss my deadline!

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Before I get into to my review about Probing, I must say that it was a bit misleading for me that this series was called “Harbingers”.  I completely got this series confused with the book called Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  I have been meaning to read Cahn’s book for years, and when I saw that I was going to be receiving a free copy of “Probing” from the Harbingers series from Bethany House I was so excited.  I should have noticed the difference in authors names, but instead I thought maybe they took over the series?  If I had read Cahn’s Harbinger piece I would have known right away – of course – the difference, instead I read this entire book thinking it was a sequel to Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  It isn’t.  Don’t make my mistake.

But, this was a very interesting read, especially if you like science fiction.  Normally, I’m not a big science fiction kinda girl (not movies, not books), but I made an exception for this novel, made up of four novelettes.  My favourite story was Leviathan by Bill Myers, from the perspective of “Brenda”, one of five of the Harbingers team.  I’m not big on Hunger Games, but Continue reading “PROBING, a book review”

Out of the Ordinary – That doesn’t Even Cover it (A Book Review)

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Well.

I’m not sure I was prepared for this book.  I mean, I have read many historical fiction pieces.  In fact, historical fiction might just be my favourite genre.  But this novel fell under more than one category.  Mystery, romance and comedy would definitely have worked as well.

Out of the Ordinary is the first novel I’ve read by author Jen Turano.  The next time I’m looking for a light read, one that is sure to have me laughing out loud and all but forcing my husband to hear the odd line or two, I might just have to see what else she has come out with.  I won’t have to look far, since Out of the Ordinary is actually second in the Apart From the Crowd series.   The debut book to the series (in case you want to pick it up) is called Behind the Scenes.  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get my hands on that one before reading the sequel, so I was at a bit of a disadvantage.  However, I was caught up to speed easily by the author’s great ability to pull the reader along and fill in any blanks I was wondering about.

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