Title: Castle of Refuge (The Dericott Tales #2) by Melanie Dickerson

Pages: 336

Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 1st, 2021)

Summary:

Audrey is a viscount’s daughter who has suffered her sister Maris’s cruel, jealous behavior all her life. An act of malice led their father to send Maris to a convent, but Audrey was still left with scars. Three years later, Audrey’s father is determined to marry off his damaged daughter, and Maris is returning. Desperate, Audrey sneaks away.

However, life outside her home is dangerous, and she soon finds herself attacked, injured, and in dire straits. She is taken in at Dericott Castle to be nursed back to health. While there, she decides to keep her identity a secret and work as a servant in the castle. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with the young and handsome Lord Dericott, who lost his arm several months earlier.

Meanwhile, Edwin—Lord Dericott—is curious about the new, well-educated servant’s identity. When the man Audrey’s father wanted her to marry comes looking for her, each must make a life-changing decision about what to believe and whether or not love is truly worth trusting.

In this Ugly Duckling retelling, New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson brilliantly crafts a high-stakes, encouraging tale about the power of love.

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*I received a free e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

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Hey everyone! I am so excited to be a part of Harlequin Trade Publishing’s summer blog tour! I have a couple different stops this summer, but for today’s stop I have an excerpt for the latest Sarah Morgan novel, The Summer Seekers!

I am currently in the middle of reading this one and so far, I am loving it!! With summer just around the corner, now is the time to pick this book up!


Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!


Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure.

Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She’s not the world’s best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late to start over…


Publisher: HQN Books

THE SUMMER SEEKERS

Author: Sarah Morgan

ISBN: 9781335180926

Publication Date: 5/18/2021

Available for purchase at:

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Welcome to the blog tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book as well as sharing how you can enter to win a copy of the book for yourself! 🎉


Title: Hooked On You (Maple Falls #1) by Kathleen Fuller

Pages: 320

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 11th, 2021)

Summary:

She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both.

Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.

But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.

With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.

Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.

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*I received a free e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

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Title: Hope in the Dark by Hannah Wright

Pages: 420

Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian

Publisher: Self-published (May 25th, 2021)

Summary:

Broken hearts, a town torn apart, and a new job. What could possibly go wrong?

Moving into the great unknown of Featherlight, Idaho, was a huge change for Elizabeth Matthews. But while Asheville, North Carolina was comfortingly familiar, it had left her with a broken heart and a determination to never trust a man again. 

Hard working Samuel Bryson is honor bound to provide for his widowed mother and siblings. Determined to live up to his own expectations of being just like his father, he will let nothing get in his way. And that includes marriage. 

Serene and cozy Featherlight has taken a turn into something much darker. Newly hired school teacher Elizabeth and Samuel find themselves desperately searching for answers to the suspicious criminal activity around them. They find themselves thrown into facing their worst fears… and each other. In the midst of many unknowns, will they find the courage to do what God is calling them to?

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*I received a free e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

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Hello! It’s the start of a new month and that means new books! So many amazing new books are being released this month and there are several that I am so excited for!! Today I’m sharing some of my top picks. 🎉


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Hope Between the Pages JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Because I am a bit of an airhead at times, I totally misread the dates for this tour. It ran from the 12th – the 16th. So, obviously, the tour is now over. Despite that, I still really want to showcase this book and share some love for it. So, here we go!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hope Between the Pages

Title: Hope Between the Pages

Series: Doors to the Past

Author: Pepper Basham

Publisher: Barbour Books

Release Date: April 1, 2021

Genre: Christian, Split Time romance

Uncover the Story Behind a One-Hundred-Year-Old Love Letter

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure. Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover the truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her historical romance novels, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and The Red Ribbon, and her contemporary novels, the Mitchell’s Crossroads and Pleasant Gap series, showcase her Appalachian heritage, as well as her love for humor and family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

CONNECT WITH PEPPER: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

Like I said earlier, because I am late, the giveaway has, unfortunately ended. That being said, I found another giveaway for a kindle version of this book available on Goodreads and I’ve included it in the link below!

Hope Between the Pages JustRead Giveaway

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_kindle_giveaway/320171-hope-between-the-pages


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Thanks for reading! I really hope you all will give Hope Between the Pages a look!

Title: Murder by Page One (Peach Coast Mystery #1) by Olivia Matthews

Pages: 336

Genres: Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing (Mar. 23, 2021)

Summary:

Marvey’s a librarian from Brooklyn who makes book-themed jewelry as a hobby, looks after her cranky cat, and supports events for readers and authors. She’s still adjusting to quirky small-town life in Georgia – and that’s before she discovers a dead body in a bookstore.

When her new best friend becomes a suspect, Marvey develops a new hobby: solving a murder mystery. With her talents for research, her knowledge gleaned from crime novels, and a whole lot of determination, she pursues the truth. But as she gets closer to it, could she be facing a deadly plot twist?

This first-in-series cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe.

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Title: The Amish Teacher’s Wish by Tracey J. Lyons

Pages: 224

Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Inspirational Romance

Publisher: Love Inspired (Apr. 2021)

Summary:

She wants her own happily-ever-after…

As an Amish bachelor repairs her school…

can she heal his heart?

With the school damaged during a storm, teacher Sadie Fischer needs Levi Byler’s help repairing it. Levi has one condition—he won’t become a part of her search for a husband. He’s been hurt before, and love and marriage aren’t part of his plans. But Sadie might just be the perfect woman to mend his heart…and convince him forever isn’t just for fairy tales.

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Hello everyone! I’ve got an extra special post today. In honor of her latest release, Regal Hearts: Season Three, I had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing the author, Livy Jarmusch!

For those of you who have been here for a while, you may remember my interview with her back in 2019. You also may remember my reviews for Season One and Season Two. Needless to say, this blog is turning into a Livy Jarmusch fan page and I am totally okay with that. 😂😂

Livy’s newest book release, Regal Hearts: Season Three, releases tomorrow, April 1st, and to celebrate, she is hosting a huge media tour all month long. Be sure to head over to her Instagram, @livylynnglittergirl, as well as her website, www.livylynnblog.com, to learn more!


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sketchy behavior reviewTitle: Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum

Pages: 214

Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery

Publisher: Zondervan (Aug. 9th, 2011)

Summary:

Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster?

Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a third and most unexpected gift: criminal profiling. Her photo-quality sketch helps the police catch a wanted murderer and earns her celebrity status in South Woodhaven Falls. But when that murderer appears to be using his friends to exact revenge, Kate goes from local hero to possible target. Will she manage to survive? Will life ever be normal again? And will local news anchor Ted Deffle ever stop sending her flowers?

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