Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Chasing Secrets"



Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians series has been an amazing one to read!  Each book, while focusing on one of the bodyguards and telling her story, has been  unique with very different storylines while still interconnecting the characters and their common roles, their agency.  "Chasing Secrets" tells Haley's story, a story that involves a past she knows little of with memories she has tried to forget.  When a cold case from 25 years ago is opened in Ireland involving a royal family, things get heated in South Carolina where Haley is living her life.  However, her family believed she was killed 25 years ago, but a photograph says otherwise.  When Haley's past and present become intertwined she finds herself fighting to protect her client as well as herself.  


This is such a great book, such a fast-paced read from start to finish with twists and storylines and characters all being woven together.  Lynette has done an incredible job with this entire series, I highly recommend all four books in this series.  Be prepared to stay up reading until you reach  the end!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"The Return"

"The Return" is book #3 in Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish Beginnings series and it is a sweet story that will quickly draw you into the characters' lives.  Suzanne transports the reader back to when the Amish were settling into Lancaster and this was a rough time for everyone with the hardships and the conflict with the Native Americans.  Suzanne does an incredible job with setting the scene and bringing the emotions and life during this time to light for the reader.  Betsy is beautiful and living a wonderful life and is engaged to Hans.  However, Tessa is infatuated with Hans and wishes Betsy would disappear so she could have Hans.  This comes true after the family farm is attacked and Betsy is kidnapped and taken away.  This is not really what Tessa was hoping for, but Hans is seemingly getting closer to her as a result.  This beginning a complicated triangle that actually grows and gets more complicated; however will forgiveness be able to heal these individuals?  This is a great historical book that is a great conclusion to this series from Suzanne; highly recommended!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

"Fault Lines"


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"Fault Lines" is an extremely well-written psychological thriller that kept me reading and turning the pages until I reached the end as I just HAD to know what was going to happen next!  Thomas Locke has done an incredible job with this book, creating a fascinating storyline and interesting characters and weaving all of their lives together.  Charlie is an expert in is line of work and when he is demanded to go now, he responds even though he knows very little about the intriguing woman or the request she is making.  As Charlie brings in a friend and they join Gabriella on her mission, he realizes just how his life and so many others are going to be changed, if they can survive.  I love stories that really dive into our thinking and leave us questioning what we know to be true and believe and asking what ifs, this book does just that.  It is a series of twists and turns and moments that will leave you racing through the page to find out what is happening next.  I highly recommend this for those whom enjoy psychological thrillers and if you have enjoyed other books by Thomas Locke this is a must-read for you!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Learn to draw Sea Creatures!


This is an absolute perfect book for children and really adults as well for learning to draw sea creatures!  This is an easy to use and wonderful format for following along to make your own drawings.  My 7 year-old son was so excited to see this book as soon as I took it out of the package when it arrived and he has spent hours looking through the book and drawing the various creatures.  He knows way more about creatures and animals than I do and he was thrilled with the number and variety of creatures included in this book.  I love the details in this book and the layout as it is self-explanatory and easy for children to sit down and work through on their own.  My son has been excited to make drawings and then surprise me with the pictures and have me guess what they are.  I highly recommend this book!

*Thanks to the Blogging for Books program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Friday, August 11, 2017

"Trade Up"


Image result for trade up bookDean Niewolny shares his heart and what he has learned throughout the years in his quest to enjoy his work and feel fulfilled from his work in his book "Trade Up."  This book will leave you rethinking your career and analyzing what is  best for you career wise and really for your life overall.  There are self-assessment tools included in this book that will really help guide you and help guide thoughts and then steps to take to really make informed decisions.  This was a good read that was easy to follow and easy to work through and connect with based upon the wisdom and personal stories shared. 
This is a must-read for those questioning career choices and wondering if there is more to life than what they are currently doing and living.  

*Thanks to the Baker Books Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

"The Perfect You"


Image result for the perfect you dr. caroline leafDr. Caroline Leaf's book, "The Perfect You," is an excellent eye-opening read for anyone and everyone who struggles with feeling like you have to fit a mold or constantly trying to meet others' expectations.  Each of us is unique and this is stressed throughout the book as we are each unique with how we feel, think and choices we make as a result of that.  How we live our lives makes each of us the person we are; however what we show and present to the world is not always the real or the perfect us, and does not reflect what is on our inside either. I found this book to be very insightful and left me with so much to ponder and think about how I can make little tweaks here and there each and every day in order to really be living life as a "perfect" me.  I highly recommend this book, it will leave you thinking and feeling more comfortable living life as you!

*Thanks to the Baker Books Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Monday, August 7, 2017

She's out to steal his name-will he steal her heart instead?


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About the book:


She's out to steal his name. Will he steal her heart instead?
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they are no longer pickpockets-now they focus on high value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary's challenge of a lifetime comes when she's assigned to determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. How does one steal a family's history, their very name?
Rumors swirl around Peter Holstein. Awkward and solitary, but with access to the king, many fear his influence. But Peter can't help his German last name and wants to prove his loyalty to the crown-so he can go back to anonymously writing a series of popular adventure novels. When Rosemary arrives on his doorstop pretending to be a well- credentialed historian, Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his family's past.
Anger and danger continue to mount, though, and both realize they're in a race against time to discover the truth-about Peter's past and about the undeniable attraction kindling between them.



About the author:


Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of over a dozen historical novels and novellas, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her British series. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to make their way into her novels . . . to offset her real life, which is blessedly boring. She passes said boring life with her husband and kids in the beautiful mountains of eastern West Virginia.
Find out more about Roseanna M. at http://www.roseannamwhite.com.
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My Review:
First of all, this cover is amazing, seriously, one of my top favorite book covers ever!  Then I started to read the pages underneath this cover and was completely drawn into the storyline and into the characters' lives.  Rosemary and Peter are both amazing characters, I instantly liked both of them, and they are so intriguing.  Rosemary doesn't have a real family in the traditional sense of the word and her loyalty to her family is strong, it may be tested with her latest assignment.  Peter has never truly fit in, but his position has protected him.  Now, Rosemary seems to be just the person he needs to help him uncover the truth about his family and yet she has her own motives for helping him.
This is a very well-written book with a unique storyline.  I loved the suspense, the romance and overall the style of the story and the dialogue between characters.  It was so easy to become lost in this time period and into the secret discussions and stealthy work.  I am excited to read the next book in the series and I highly recommend this book to those whom enjoy historical romance.  
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Heart-Healthy cookbook!


This cookbook is packed with up to date information and tons of recipes, many, many new ones that are included in here using ingredients that are common and easy to find, but most importantly healthy for you. 

I love the section that has tips for meal planning and grocery shopping as that is a big struggle and part of the battle for eating healthy and making healthy food choices to help benefit our overall health.  There are so many recipes in this book that makes it a great resource for everyone's kitchen.  However, there are not pictures included for the recipes which can be nice to see, so if that is a must feature for you, just so you're aware.  Yet, the amount of recipes included and the tips in it definitely make up for the lack of pictures.  I cannot wait to try so many of the recipes included in here, I have tagged so many to try!

*Thanks to the Blogging for Books Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Dark Deception"


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"Dark Deception," by Nancy Mehl, is the second book in her Defenders of Justice series and it is a fast-paced read from start to finish.  Kate has been in the witness protection program ever since she and her twin sister were attacked and her sister was killed.  All of a sudden, it seems as if the wrong person was convicted and Kate has to testify.  However, Kate is not willing to revisit this part of her life and only agrees when Tony is assigned to protect her.  Kate is living a content life, under a new name, a new identity, everything and this is unsettling.  Yet, it is what must be done.  However, the protection is seemingly not enough for Kate or others as it seems as if the serial killer is still on the loose. 

I really enjoyed this book.  It is really well written and I loved the storyline and the mix of romance and suspense.  Kate is a strong character who was easy to love and empathize with throughout the book as was Tony.  If you missed book #1 in this series, "Fatal Frost," be sure to read that as well! Great series and I am eager to read more!

*Thanks to the Bethany House Blogger Review Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

"A Matter of Trust"


Gage is the main character of Susan May Warren's Image result for a matter of trust susan may warren"A Matter of Trust," as he is another member of the PEAK Rescue Team whom we have met in the previous Montana Rescue novels, but really have not known much about. This all changes as the reader learns about Gage's past as a snowboarder and what has lead him to this stage in his life to be a part of this team.  Gage finds himself facing his past and regrets he has been struggling with when Ella reenters his life.   Ella has followed her brother out to Montana to try and stop him from throwing his life away and from possibly doing a life-threatening, dangerous run down a mountain.  However, Ella is the one who cost Gage his career and she and Gage both have been struggling with this ever since. 

Susan always does an amazing job with engaging the reader; the storylines are well-paced and the characters are so easy to relate to and enjoyable to spend time with.  I have enjoyed this series so much and getting to know each of the team members, but also still "keeping in touch" with the ones whom have been the focus of the previous novels as well!  I highly recommend this book and series.  It is a great mixture of adventure, suspense, romance and drama!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Over Maya Dead Body"


"Over Maya Dead Body," Sandra Orchard, Image result for over maya dead bodybrings FSI Special Agent Serena Jones right back into danger and in the midst of an antiquities smuggling ring.  Serena is expecting a nice relaxing vacation on Martha's Vineyard with her family to celebrate Uncle Jack's engagement.  However, when they arrive to his home, there is a police cruiser out front and they are informed that he is dead.  Immediately, this vacation goes from relaxing to a working trip.  Then things become even more complicated when some other individuals arrive to complicate Serena's personal life, while at the same time she is trying to solve this case before anyone else is found dead. 

I always enjoy these books featuring Serena Jones as they are entertaining and have suspense tied in as well.  The characters are so quirky and the cases and situations are interesting to say the least!  I love how Sandra writes and the interactions among the characters especially Serena trying to handle her mother's comments and her aunt's zaniness, all mixing together to create family gatherings similar to ones that we all have as well.  This is a fun read and one that will keep you turning the pages to the end!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

"On Love's Gentle Shore"


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"On Love's Gentle Shore," is the last book in Liz Johnson's Prince Edward Island Dreams series and it is another wonderful story.  Seriously, I am so sad to see this series end, but cannot wait to read what Liz writes next!  Natalie has never planned to return to her hometown, but that all changes when her fiancĂ© arranges for her wedding to be there and books the Red Door Inn for the guests.  Marie and Seth are new to the town, and they do not know Natalie, but everyone else does and her childhood.  Also, there on the Island is Justin, who has never forgotten Natalie and his heart has seemingly not forgotten her either.  When there's a sudden change in plans and Natalie is forced to work closely with Justin to help ready for her upcoming wedding, her heart may be in for a change as well as well as moving on from her past.

 I absolutely loved this book!  Liz Johnson won me over with this series, and has become a must-read author for me.  I love how this area just came to life for me, it sounds amazing and I felt as if I was a guest at the Red Door Inn and a friend with Aretha Franklin (no relation to the singer).  The characters are all so easy to love and enjoyable to read about in each book as well as meeting new ones.  The romance is woven into the storyline with the characters having to work through issues in their lives and issues from the past making them completely believable and inspiring.  I highly recommend this book and this entire series, be sure to start with book #1!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

 'My Daughter's Legacy' Blog Tour, Author Chat Party, and Giveaway


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My Daughter's Legacy Mindy Starns Clark Leslie Gould
Meet two women in different eras but both with unfailing conviction in Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould's new book, My Daughter's Legacy. Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? Nicole Talbot's life is back on track after years of substance abuse. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family's legacy, she must risk all that she's gained-her fresh start, her family's trust, and her growing relationship with a new man-to unlock the secrets of the past. 

Celebrate the release of Mindy and Leslie's new book by entering to win the $75 Visa Cash Card Giveaway (details below) and by attending their author chat party on August 1!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of My Daughter's Legacy
  • One $75 Visa Cash Card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 1. The winner will be announced at the My Daughter's Legacy Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Mindy, Leslie, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!


Book info
About the book:
A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God's leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last
Virginia, 1864
Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. When her widowed mother inherits a plantation, Therese flees to Civil War Richmond, where she works as a governess by day and tends to wounded soldiers at night. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? And will love-whether with an old beau or a handsome new suitor-ever fit in her broken world?
Virginia, present day
Nicole Talbot's life is back on track after years of substance abuse. Home from college for the summer, she's finally ready to share a shocking secret, one that raises new questions about a traumatic childhood experience. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family's legacy, she must risk all that she's gained-her fresh start, her family's trust, and her growing relationship with a new man-to unlock the secrets of the past.
About the authors:

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.
Find out more about Mindy Starns at http://mindystarnsclark.com.
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Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including "Beyond the Blue" and "Garden of Dreams." She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.

Find out more about Leslie at http://www.lesliegould.com/.
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My Review:
"My Daughter's Legacy" is the third book in the Cousins of the Dove series and the authors have once again done an incredible job of intertwining two storylines and two characters' lives together.  One part is set in the Civil War era while the other is present day.  Therese does not believe in the Southern mindset of slavery, and sets out to live her life following her beliefs.  Nicole is a recovering addict and is back home and ready to share something that she has been holding onto, but she is not prepared for what else comes to light.  As each of these women struggle to overcome issues in their lives and follow their own hearts and beliefs, other twists and turns are tied in resulting in a suspenseful and satisfying read.  Leslie and Mindy prove that they are a great team as this has been a great series and I love how the two storylines are tied together.  At first, I was unsure how they were both going to meld together, but they do.  Both women are strong characters and easy to connect with.  I love the suspense tied in along with the family drama and personal issues.  
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!
*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Monday, July 24, 2017

Jeanne M. Dickson's 'Grounded Hearts' Giveaway and Blog Tour


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Grounded Hearts Jeanne M. Dickson
What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot, and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson's new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy" Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection-and an unbreakable bond.

Join Jeanne in celebrating the release of her new book by entering to win the Celtic Knots Giveaway!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:
 

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on July 31. The winner will be announced August 1 on the Litfuse blog.



Book info
About the book:
A brave midwife. A wounded pilot. A risky secret.

In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she'll face imprisonment.

Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy" Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection-and an unbreakable bond.
But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband's death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?


About the author:

Jeanne M. Dickson was born into an Irish American family, the only girl surrounded by four brothers. She credits her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother with her love of storytelling. Perfecting her craft, she attends many writer's conferences and over the years, she has won and finaled in numerous RWA romance writing awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Maggie Award, The Molly, The Tara, and she was the overall contest winner of Launching A Star. Today she lives in Coastal San Diego with her fabulous husband, her two wonderful girls, and a dozen disobedient rose bushes.
Find out more about Jeanne M. at http://www.jeannemdickson.com.
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My Review:

I love reading historical fiction books set during the World War II and "Grounded Hearts" was a perfect read for me!  Jeanne set the scene and tied in so many historical details into the storyline.  Nan is a midwife, so she is used to helping people and when Dutch shows up at her door she cannot turn him away even though it is such a huge risk for her to take.  Nan shows her strength and faith during this time of unrest, but her heart is still guarded and she is not quite ready to open her heart and reveal secrets that she is still holding tight to.  
I really enjoyed this book.  I was immediately swept into the story and into the lives of Nan and Dutch.  Each of them were well-developed characters and their personalities really shone through making them easy to like and empathize with.  I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction and historical romance.  

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

"Here and Gone"


"Here and Gone" is the latest suspense reaImage result for here and goned from Haylen Beck and it is one that will keep you reading late into the night, anxiously turning the pages.  Audra does the only thing she can think of to do, and that is to head across country with her two children and their belongings packed into her car when she is faced with the fear of Child Protective Services taking her children and granting custody to her abusive ex-husband.  The ex-husband who viewed his wife and children as merely possessions of his and kept them under his control by being an enabler and keeping her drugged and drunk while they were together.  Audra has been on the road for four days and she has been traveling back roads hoping to avoid police officers and bring attention to herself.  However, her luck runs out when she encounters a local sheriff in a run-down area in Arizona who pulls her over for her car being weighted down.  This leads to a downward spiral of events which results in the two children leaving in the back of one patrol  car and everyone being reassured that they will be fine and they are going somewhere safe and Audra being transported to the jail. Audra is cooperative and she is settled in the cell, she asks the sheriff where her children are and the response is "What children?"  The media goes into a frenzy when videos are leaked and a story is being shared around the country of this mother with a past who was pulled over and her children are missing, and it is being portrayed that Audra has harmed them.  Of course, Audra's ex-husband and his mother are seeing this, but also Danny sees this.   Danny who had this same thing happen to his wife and daughter five years earlier and he is determined that the same ending is not going to happen for Audra, Sean and Louise. 

I really enjoyed this book!  The suspense kept me reading as I had to find out what was going to happen!  I loved how the story was told from various characters' points of view, but also the back story of Audra's life was intermingled as well.  Audra became so real to me as did the other characters and I really empathized with her.  However, I really loved some of the minor characters and the roles they played in the story and in Audra's life as well.  Jacinta, Agent Mitchell, Sister Hannah, and Mrs. Gerber were all characters whom I absolutely loved in the story.  This is such a fast-paced read and I absolutely loved it, but was sad to see it end.  I liked the ending, but I wanted more, I wanted to know more of what happened next with the characters.  Also, as a side note there is language in this book just to make the reader aware of this fact ahead of time.

*Thanks to the Blogging for Books program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kate Lloyd's 'A Letter from Lancaster County' Blog Tour and Giveaway


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A Letter from Lancaster County Kate Lloyd
Will their sibling rivalry get in the way of these two sisters' chances at life and love? Find out in Kate Lloyd's new book, A Letter from Lancaster County. When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit their mother's Mennonite sister in the heart of Amish country. Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau. Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.

Celebrate the release of Kate's new book by entering to win her Two Sisters, Two Winners Giveaway!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of A Letter from Lancaster County
  • A Kindle Fire
Another grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of A Letter from Lancaster County
  • A queen-size Amish quilt
 

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on July 27. The winner will be announced July 28 on the Litfuse blog.



Book info
About the book:
Two sisters get a second chance at life and love

Angela---Her mother's untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life.
Rose--Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn't happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn't be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end?
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When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Silvia, their mother's Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau.
Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.

About the author:

Kate Lloyd is a bestselling novelist whose books include "A Portrait of Marguerite" and the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy. A native of Baltimore, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in rural Pennsylvania and is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.
Find out more about Kate at http://katelloyd.com.
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My Review:
"A Letter from Lancaster County" is such a great read that addresses families, relationships among siblings, marriages, all kinds of relationships and how they can impact how we feel about ourselves and the ability to overcome past hurts and maintain relationships with family members throughout the years. 
Angela and Rose are sisters, sisters whom are living different lives and each dealing with their own set of issues and problems in their lives.  Also, there has always been sibling rivalry between them and a rift in their relationship.  A letter arrives from their Aunt and they both travel to Lancaster to visit her.  However, this visit is not all sweet and a time of healing as hoped, as secrets come to light and the tension continues to build. 
Kate has written a story that so many readers will be able to relate to as there are always divisions and feelings of inequality and rivalry in families, even if sometimes they are hidden and they are just a personal struggle, while other families may be estranged.  This is a beautiful story of hope and forgiveness, yet it is not just all sweet and things are smooth sailing, so it is realistic and just overall a great book to read. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour.*