Book Review: Saving Faith by Valerie Howard

Title: Saving Faith
Written By: Valerie Howard
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Recommended Ages: 15 & up (due to mentions of sexual content, but no descriptions)

Introduction:

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I picked this book to read. The description didn’t tell me a ton about it and the cover said even less. Although, after having read the book now, the cover tells more than you’d expect. This isn’t your normal romance and isn’t super ushy-gushy. It’s about multiple broken people who have a lot of things to work through and Valerie does a good job portraying that. Continue reading

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Sing the Wondrous Story: An Orphans of the West Novella

I have a new release! It’s a prequel novella to my final Orphans of the West novel! I’m super excited to share it with you. And it’s on tour along with the novel! Check out the information about the book and the giveaway below!

This book was fun to write. It started as a Pride and Prejudice retelling. But turned into nothing close to that. But I kept it anyway. Because it tells some good backstory for a minor character in my next novel, He Leadeth Me. I loved writing the story of Jason and Jessamine. They were fun characters, although, as usual, I had a minor character I like best of all. When you read the book, keep your eye out for this character. I’d love to hear your guess!

About the Book

Sing the Wondrous Story

an Orphans of the West novella Continue reading

Book Review: The Case of the Cereal Robber by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

Title: The Case of the Cereal Robber
Written By: Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
Genre: Christian Children’s Mystery
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time. I read the first two right after they came out and then waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, there’s another book about Mia! And it does not disappoint. At all. Ever. Continue reading

Trust and Obey: The beginning of a new series

Trust and Obey Blog Tour

I have a new book out! And it’s not a western! What?!?! Why would I do that? Well, I’ll share more about how I decided to write this series and what inspired this particular book. But first, here’s a little more about the book. And you also get to see my new author picture!

About the Book

Trust and Obey_KindleA wicked priestess, a morally corrupt king, and two children stuck in the middle…

Hadassah and Gidal love their parents and will do anything for them. When Priestess Basmat tell Ehud and Jerusha to pay their debt, they cannot and she takes Hadassah and Gidal as her slaves for two years.

The priestess works them hard, but there are two other servants to divide the load with, so they cope as well as they can. Then King Saul comes in disguise requesting the priestess’s other services—as a medium.

Will Hadassah and Gidal trust Adonai to take care of them? What will happen after Priestess Basmat comes face-to-face with the prophet Samuel?

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Book Review: Marrying Raven by Melanie Snitker

Title: Marrying Raven
Written By: Melanie D. Snitker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended Ages: 15+

Introduction:

I signed up to receive this book in advance. I didn’t end up getting it finished before the release, but I wanted to review it anyway. And I’m glad I read it!

Characters: 1/1

I haven’t read the first book in this series, so some of the minor characters were unfamiliar, but it wasn’t hard to get into the book despite that. Raven and Heath were both well developed characters who had definite issues to work through. Their relationship developed in a realistic manner which was refreshing.

Dialogue: 1/1

I happen to know the author doesn’t really know much about football, so I was pleasantly surprised how well she knew the lingo. There wasn’t a lot, though, so even if you don’t like football either, you won’t be lost. All the dialogue was well done and realistic.

Plot/storyline: 1/1

As I mentioned above, the relationship developed realistically and the plot was thought out very well. I liked how it all worked out in the end.

Overall writing quality: 1/1

As with all the other books by Melanie I have read, the writing quality was excellent. I didn’t find a single typo and the sentence structure was all very easy to do.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

I had a hard time putting Marrying Raven down especially toward the end. Of course, life got in the way, so I was forced to once in a while, but I definitely didn’t want to.

Conclusion: 5/5

If you are looking for a good, sweet, clean romance this is the book for you. I highly recommend it.

Book Review: The Light Leads to Love

Full disclosure, I have a story in this anthology which means this review is exclusive to this blog and probably also Goodreads because they let you review your own books.

First, a little about the anthology:

A mother comes face to face with the woman who would have murdered her baby.

A child who’s been betrayed by everyone hurts the only man who’s ever shown her kindness.

A teen stands at the crossroads of his impulses and his convictions.

A reformed addict needs help from a total stranger to protect her child.

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Book Review: Finding Grace

Title: Finding Grace
Written By: Melanie Snitker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended Ages: 15 & up

Introduction:

I have had the privilege of reading every one of the Love’s Compass books and am sad that the series is over. But I’ve enjoyed getting to know both families spotlighted in the series and this book was no different. Continue reading