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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Book info

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.
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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.*