Thursday, April 3, 2014

#80 Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber

Blossom Street Brides: A Blossom Street Novel
Lauren, Lydia,  Bethanne, and Elisa's daughter Katie are all tied together. Throughout this charming novel, baskets of yarn with instructions to "Knit Me" start appearing all over town, telling folks that when the scarf is done they should take it to "A Good Yarn" Lydia's yarn shop to be donated to a homeless shelter. Each have their own relationship issues. this is a book filled with the unexpected, some surprising little things and others, some real jaw droppers. This is a book I read with a smile on my face, most of the time. Lauren dumps her long time boyfriend and finds love in a surprising place. Lydia struggles with a daughter who seems to be haunted by her past and a mother in decline. Bethanne struggles with a daughter who refuses to accept her parents divorce and her moms remarriage. Elisa is anguished to find out her daughter is pregnant at 19. You will feel like each of them is a friend or neighbor. A good read!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#79 Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

Captain Keondric Morgan never thought he would find himself embroiled in murder. It started with a passenger, betrothed to Killie McGrath, Braedon McKillop Had died on his ship. They had believed it to be from a mysterious illness. The ship's doctor confessed on his deathbed to having killed him for money. 
Neither the Captain, nor Mis McGrath could have imagined where this twisted path would take them.
Killie focused on her charity with the aged Sisters who ran a shelter, had no idea that his visit would set in motion a series of events that would lead her to her betrothed dark past and into a growing attraction to the Captain! With many twists and turns, this is a story that will keep you guessing until the end.
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210419

#78 John Dreamer by Elise Celine

John Dreamer is a book unlike any you have read before. Part classic Sci-Fi / Fantasy riddle, part psychology case record, parable, All amazing! John, Andy, Matty and the rest suddenly appear in a featureless white room with a chair. Each one's chair is particularly suited to them. Each chair different, unique, personal. None of the know why they are there. Everyone is apprehensive, afraid of why they have been brought there. Things begin to happen and the others start to disappear. Their chairs disappear too. Slowly Andy begins to realise what is happening. And then there were 2, just Andy and John Dreamer.
I won't spoil the story for you. It is sweet and tender and scary and you will not want to put it down!
  • ASIN: B00I9AV1MY

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

#77 Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester

Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood.
Rick was a VP for a leading investment company. His wife Rose was an executive too. But something was missing. It all felt so empty. They had everything they could want, it just seemed like they didn't want each other anymore.
An unexpected encounter with a homeless man, echoing the words his grandmother had said to him years ago brought home just how much he had changed over the years, how much he disliked the man he had become.
He took some time off, then reconnected with his grandmother. Started his life over, mourned what was lost, and began again.
Have you ever though about what would happen if you were reunited with your first love?
Well, this is not what you imagine. This is a sweet, painful story about lost loves, second chances and the complications of blended families. You will laugh and feel the pain of every thorn as this rose of a relationship grows after being so severely pruned.
Once again Steven Manchester has shined a light on the things that make our lives complete. The painful moments as well as the shining ones. This is a book you should not miss!
  • ASIN: B00J1K3TJO

#76 Willow Creek Brides by Connie Stevens

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What a joy to read these three stories of Women, with struggles, true, but they followed their faith and found the Man they were destined to be with.

Tessa, abused and berated by her father until she believed she had no value. Miss Pearl, a widow who thought she would be running her boarding house alone because she was too old for a new love. Tillie, who had been insulted and scorned by a "City Boy" who thought her beneath him, and now thought he was not good enough for her. These three intertwined stories show that trust in God, Love and patience and letting God lead can end in a joy and contentment beyond measure. A wonderful cozy read for the front of a fireplace on a dreary day. Sunshine in a book!
ISBN-13: 978-1628362350

# 75 Lone Star Romance Collection by Cathy Marie Hake, Kimberley Comeaux

Inspiring interconnected stories of women who are broken, bruised and battered by life. Combine them with a family of Scottish immigrant men who live true and love the Lord and you have some wonderful reading ahead of you! Reverend Caleb Stone goes against the town busybodies to court a "fallen woman" wrongly accused. Plain Patience Primrose never felt loved by anyone, would sheriff Lee Stone ever see past that plain exterior? Crippled Carmen Rodriguez knew she would never have children of her own, who would marry a crippled woman? So she cares for others children and for all those she sees have a need, often at the expense of her own needs. Cobbler Duncan Stone wants to give her the shoes she needs to walk easier, but she refuses anything she thinks is charity. Watch as each story unfolds and leads into the next. A wonderful, uplifting read.
ISBN-13: 978-1628362268