Tag: contemporary romance

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Posted March 17, 2016 / 9 Comments

About the book: The Hearts We Mend (Zondervan, March 2016) Planning and Post-It notes are the epitome of Evie’s life. But when she meets Jack, her life gets more than a little complicated. Thirteen years ago, Evie’s firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, leaving her to raise […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Fear of Falling by Catherine Lanigan

Review (and a Giveaway!): Fear of Falling by Catherine Lanigan

Posted March 17, 2016 / 3 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Fear of Falling (Shores of Indian Lake #5) by Catherine Lanigan Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages March 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming Her best bet is to stay away Was Olivia hearing this right? The one man in Indian Lake she’d […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Like a Love Song by Camille Eide

Review (and a Giveaway!): Like a Love Song by Camille Eide

Posted March 12, 2016 / 6 Comments

Like a Love Song went straight for my heart. The characters, their histories, their futures, the setting, the plot. All of it spoke to me on a level that went beyond the romance and aimed steadfastly toward Jesus. Joe and Sue’s love story was, of course, a highlight of the book for me – it was cute, sweet, and even breath-stealing on occasion. But in all honesty, it paled in comparison to this truth that Camille Eide framed so gorgeously: God’s love never fails.


Review: On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

Review: On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

Posted March 7, 2016 / 1 Comment

I have so enjoyed this series, and I am sad to see it come to an end – but On Lone Star Trail gave it the perfect sendoff. Amanda Cabot included all of the elements that make the series so entertaining while adding a few new twists as well! (While this is the third book in the TEXAS CROSSROADS series, it’s not necessary to have read the other two first.)


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Spring in Snow Valley anthology

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Spring in Snow Valley anthology

Posted March 4, 2016 / 2 Comments

  Spring in Snow Valley: A Snow Valley Anthology Operation—Kiss the Girl, Cindy Roland Anderson Ivy Baker is doomed to marry a man she only pretends to be in love with to save the family ranch. Since she isn’t marrying for love, Ivy secretly creates a kissing wish list composed […]



Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Posted February 22, 2016 / 10 Comments

There are so many great opportunities to grin while reading Kissed By A Cowboy, the final book in the Four of Hearts Ranch series by Debra Clopton. From the quirky residents of Wishing Springs to some Monahan brotherly ribbing to Jarrod’s drawling dreaminess, be prepared to smile. A lot. And when Jarrod sets his mind to wooing… well, best have your fainting couch handy.


Review (and a Giveaway!): A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross

Review (and a Giveaway!): A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross

Posted February 15, 2016 / 12 Comments

Sweet, clean romance that will still have you reaching for your fan on occasion, A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross takes you through a whole gamut of emotions. From anger and heartbreak to laughter and joy, you will ride the slopes along with a cast of compelling and truly likable characters.



Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Posted January 13, 2016 / 6 Comments

WOW! Colleen Coble is one of my go-to romantic suspense authors for a reason! Between Mermaid Moon and The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (the first book in the Sunset Cove series), I have been spellbound for the past two days & on the edge of my seat from the suspense!


Giveaway Winner: A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Giveaway Winner: A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Posted January 8, 2016 / 5 Comments

You may remember December 31st as New Year’s Eve.

I remember it with great fondness as “Pepper Day”.

On December 31st, I devoted my blog to my friend, author Pepper Basham, in celebration of her birthday and her upcoming contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith – a modern and Appalachian twist on My Fair Lady.


Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Posted January 7, 2016 / 20 Comments

I love the characters in Kate’s K-9 Trilogy! (And oh please tell me that Logan’s story is next!) When Love Matters Most focuses on Sergeant Rick “PitBull” Vasquez and veterinarian Madison Long, both of whom we met in the first K-9 book When The Right One Comes Along (which, incidentally, made my list of Best Books of 2015!


Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Posted January 4, 2016 / 6 Comments

As I normally review mainly Christian fiction, I don’t read a lot of general market contemporary romance. But when I do, it’s probably by Kristan Higgins. Or Robyn Carr. But we’re talking about Kristan Higgins today 🙂




Review: A Parcel for Anna Browne by Miranda Dickinson

Review: A Parcel for Anna Browne by Miranda Dickinson

Posted December 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

While not a Christmas book, A Parcel for Anna Browne is perfect for the season. Dimensional characters and an uplifting plot are wrapped around a cozy romance that will warm your heart. Beneath the entertaining story lies the even more important reminder to be ourselves for ourselves before we ever become anything else for anybody.


Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

Posted December 14, 2015 / 5 Comments

Laurie Alice Eakes quite simply has a way with words… and with characters. I was delighted to see these strengths just as evident in The Mountain Midwife, her first contemporary novel, as in her historicals. The fact that characters in The Mountain Midwife descended from characters in two of her historical series made it just all the more thrilling for a book adorer like me.


Review Extravaganza: Patricia Davids

Review Extravaganza: Patricia Davids

Posted December 5, 2015 / 4 Comments

One of the problems that occurs when you maintain an active book blog is that, thanks to review schedules and deadlines, you don’t always have time to read the books you normally would have read by now. As such, I found myself woefully behind when it came to Patricia Davids’ books and made some time this past week to play catch-up. Rather than inundate y’all with numerous posts, I decided to just do mini-reviews of each one at once.


Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Huckleberry Hearts by Jennifer Beckstrand

Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Huckleberry Hearts by Jennifer Beckstrand

Posted December 4, 2015 / 16 Comments

While this is the 6th book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series by Jennifer Beckstrand, it can easily be read as a stand alone. But I can just about guarantee you will want to go back and read the other books in the series as soon as you’ve finished Huckleberry Hearts because you will fall in love with Anna and Felty and Cassie and Zach and well, MOST of Cassie’s extended family 😉 Written with much talent and warmth, Huckleberry Hearts is a new favorite and I highly recommend it to fans (and non-fans) of Amish fiction, Jen Turano, and Cynthia Ruchti.


Review (Plus a Giveaway!) : The Mariposa Hotel

Review (Plus a Giveaway!) : The Mariposa Hotel

Posted November 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

This is a really nice novella set bracketed with clean but electric romances, strong characters, and sweet themes. The setting of Tangerine Street gives a small town feel to the stories, and the oceanside Hotel sweeps readers up in the magic of its fountain. Recommended for anyone looking for a light read who doesn’t want to sacrifice quality.