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Nashville – Part 1 – Ready To Reach

February 27, 2017
Nashville Book Cover Nashville
Nashville Series- Book 1
Inglath Cooper
Romance
Fence Free Entertainment, ::C
October 4, 2012
130
purchase

Description of Nashville- Book 1 – Ready To Reach

Readers who have enjoyed the emotional stories of authors like Colleen Hoover may enjoy this live-your-dream story where “Inglath Cooper draws you in with her words and her amazing characters. It is a joy to pick up these books. There is just the right amount of love and romance with the perfect dose of reality. The dialogue is relatable and you just fall in love with the story.”

Ever thought a dream might pass you by?

Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she’d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.

My review of Nashville

Inglath Coooper creates characters that I love. I really want them to succeed. I love their journey,  and l love to watch and see how their journey changes them.

This week I will be reviewing the first four books in her Nashville series. These books are short, like novela length, one hundred or so pages each. I purchased the first four as a boxed set and read them over the course of a weekend.

The first book, Ready To Reach is about the three main characters trying to make a go of it in Nashville. Holden and Thomas allow CeCe to stay in an apartment they have rented. Thomas is the only one with a vehicle, so the three have to hunt for jobs that are either on bus routes, close enough to walk, or at times when the truck can be used.

The chemistry between the three and their very different personalities is what makes this book so enjoyable.

This book is currently free on Amazon. Pick up a copy and I’m sure you will want to find out more about CeCe, Holden and Thomas like I did.

Enjoy!

About the author

RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.

Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.

Readers on the Nashville series:

“The characters are great, and so is the story line.” – Catherine Emmons, Amazon.com Reader

“The way the story started and the way it has ended makes me want more.” – Robin Ostrowski, Amazon.com Reader

“I was hooked from the first chapter and can’t wait to read Part Two!” – MomLovestoRead – Amazon.com Reader
Visit her website at: www.inglathcooper.com

Follow her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/inglathcooperbooks. She loves to engage with readers there!

Undeniably Yours

February 20, 2017
Undeniably Yours Book Cover Undeniably Yours
A Porter Family Novel - Book 1
Becky Wade
Inspirational Romance
Bethany House Publishers
May 1, 2013
386
purchase

Description of Undeniably Yours

When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.

Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who’s determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.

Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their relationship–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?

My review of Undeniably Yours

I think I’ve found a new favorite author. I love the overall theme of the book, trusting God. Meg is damaged. Her father died suddenly leaving her his wealth and his expectations for her to run his oil business. She must learn to trust God to work things out the way He wants them to work out.

I loved watching Meg and Bo’s relationship grow into something more than just employer/employee. What a gentleman Bo is! I loved how he always carried tissue around for Meg.

I know I’m late in discovering Becky Wade, but I love her writing! Discover her with me. I think there are four books and one novella to this series and all of them are already published. So no waiting around for a sequeal. Pick up this first book in the series for free on Amazon kindle.

Enjoy!

About the author

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She’s been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn’t be more thrilled with it.

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

Wild Horses, Wild Hearts

February 6, 2017
Wild Horses, Wild Hearts Book Cover Wild Horses, Wild Hearts
Front Range Series, Book 1
Charlene Whitman
Historical Romance
Ubiquitous Press
December 10, 2016
105

Description of Wild Horses, Wild Hearts

Eli Banks heads west into the foothills of the Rockies to search for wild horses, but when he hears a cry and encounters Clare McKay and her young brother in need of help, he strides headlong into danger. While he’d hoped to find wild horses, he finds something just as challenging—an Irish gal with a wild heart.

Wild Horses, Wild Hearts is the prequel to the Front Range series of sweet historical Western novels set in Colorado in the 1870s.

My review of Wild Horses, Wild Hearts

I liked this novella. It is set in one of my favorite time periods. The setting is in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains, so what is not to like there? The characters  were good and developed well. I think Clare McKay is going to give Eli Banks a run for his mioney.

As for the plot…it was paced well and was interesting.  I like horses so the idea of capturing wild horses and training them is facinating to me. I liked the mysterious Indian elements that were included. Kinda makes you wonder about Eli’s mother, what else will that woman see?

I will be checking out the rest of the series when it becomes available. I like Charlene Whitman’s story telling style and I the characters and setting enough to want to know more.

Give this one a try and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

About the author

The author of “heart-thumping” Western romance, Charlene Whitman spent many years living on Colorado’s Front Range. She grew up riding and raising horses, and loves to read, write, and hike the mountains. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins as an English major. She has two daughters and is married to George “Dix” Whitman, her love of thirty years.

The Front Range series of sweet historical Western romance novels (set in the 1870s) includes Colorado Promise, set in Greeley, Colorado; Colorado Hope, set in Fort Collins; Wild Secret, Wild Longing, which takes readers up into the Rockies, Colorado Dream (Greeley), and Wild Horses, Wild Hearts, set in Laporte and Greeley.

In The Shadow of Denali

February 3, 2017
In The Shadow of Denali Book Cover In The Shadow of Denali
The Heart of Alaska Book #1
Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse
Christian Fiction
Bethany House Publishers
January 3, 2017
320
Publisher

Description of In the Shadow of Denali

Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook’s assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father’s death climbing Mt. McKinley, he’s worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father’s partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My review of In the Shadow of Denali

I think this series about Alaska and it’s people will be fantastic if this first book in the series is any indication.

The details about the setting and what was happening historically in this area is what sets the tone for the whole book. The characters are what makes the story come alive.

Cassidy, with her optimistic outlook and sunny disposition is the perfect main character. We want her to get her happy ending. She has a loving and devoted father but no mother or grandparents to help with her upbringing and to nurture her. Her mentor, the stern Mrs. Johnson, who rules the kitchen staff with with an iron fist, has a surprisingly open heart to Cassidy’s testimonials.

Allan Brennan is the character that changes the most through the course of the story. It is beautiful to watch as he unravels not only the truth about his father’s death, but the truths  a Godly man imparts to him along the way. John is the perfect person to show Allan how patient, loving and merciful God can be.

And last, but not least, Thomas. Who could not love the adorable, clumsy, Thomas? Can’t wait for the other books to find out what the authors have in store for this guy.

If you like historical Christian fiction, this is one you should pick up.

Enjoy!

About the authors

Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than a dozen books. She is a wife, mother, author, and musician with a quick wit and positive outlook despite difficult circumstances. A popular speaker, she’s shared at more than 2,000 venues across the country. Kimberley and her family’s story have garnered national media attention for many years including ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Montel Williams Show, Discovery Health channel’s Mystery ER, The Hour of Power, The Harvest Show, and over 1,000 other TV appearances and radio interviews. She lives and writes in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years and their two amazing kids. kimberleywoodhouse.com
Find Kim on twitter and facebook:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.

 

 

Breathing On Her Own

January 30, 2017
Breathing On Her Own Book Cover Breathing On Her Own
Rebecca Waters
Christian Fiction
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
April17, 2016
187
purchased

Description of Breathing On Her Own

Molly Tipton looks forward to a peaceful retirement, but her life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident. An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life.

While two families grieve, details emerge that reveal Molly’s daughter was driving under the influence. As she prepares her daughter for the prospect of a vehicular homicide lawsuit, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes. If it’s true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?

My review of Breathing On Her Own

I loved this book! That being said I’m sure you will want to know why I liked it.

The characters! Molly and her family are loveable and believeable. They are just like friends at church. I like that the mother at the center of the story, Molly, is an older mature woman. Her daughters are gown and out of the house. I liked seeing how she interacted with her daughters and grandchildren and witnessing her struggles as a Christian. All very believable.

There were several different elements going on at the same time. You have the accident and how that effects all of the family. They had to work together and support each other while Laney was in the hospital and later when she was in rehab. It is difficult enough to make time in our busy schedules to include hospital visits, let alone have to take care of two of your grandchildren and accomodate their schedules into  the mix.

Next we have Molly, the mother whose oldest daughter is in the hospital. She wants to be there for her daughter and take care of her, but she is also embarrassed by the fact that her daughter had been drinking before the accident. She doesn’t want the people at church to know about the drinking. Don’t we all want other to think we have perfect children?

Lastly we have Molly, the child of God. She is struggeling with what she believes about God. The Holy Spirit uses sermons and her husband to show Molly how important it is to have a relationship with Him. I loved the analogy of the dolphins. God can use anything to bring a lost lamb back into the fold.

A truly inspirational story. I loved it. I hope you will too. As always, if you buy the book let me know what you thought about it.

Enjoy!

About the author

Rebecca Waters
A Southern girl living in Ohio…
A believer who loves warm weather, books, and time to write.
Rebecca Waters draws on her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as her vast experience as an educator and researcher for her writing. Rebecca sees writing as both a gift and a ministry. Although she has published in professional journals in the field of education, she has also published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Lookout Magazine, and Home Health Aide Digest. Rebecca maintains a blog for others wanting to pursue writing. It is called A Novel Creation. Breathing on Her Own is her debut novel. Her Writing to Publish Series releases in January 2017. The series includes Designing a Business Plan for Your Writing, Marketing You and Your Writing 101, and Writing with E’s.