A Return of Devotion by Kristi Ann Hunter

Monday, February 25, 2019

 
  Book Description
Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for twelve years. She had everything she needed-loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she's come to rely upon is threatened.

William, Marquis of Chemsford's main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father. Starting a new life in the peace and quiet of the country sounds perfect until his housekeeper turns his life upside down.
They've spent their lives hiding from the past. Can they find the courage to face their deepest wounds and, perhaps, find a new path for the future together?
My Review
I loved getting a closer look into Daphne's story. She was a very caring person with a wild imagination. But she was extremely bothered by being around new people. It made for an interesting mix, and quite a story! The plot was wonderfully done, and the book was hard to put down. Which led to nights of staying up reading far to late! But the late nights was definitely worth it, and I can not wait to see what Kristi Ann Hunter's next book will be!
 
 
 
  I received this book free through NetGalley from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own.
 
 
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Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

 
 
  Book Description
 Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she's always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he's unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner.

Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora's secret threaten those they love, they'll have to set aside everything they thought they wanted for a chance at happy-ever-after.
 

My Review
 Flight Of Fancy is one of my new favorites from  Jen Turano! The characters and setting were wonderfully done, and I loved the plot. The twists and turns really set it apart from other books I have read. And I love Jen Turano writing style. The humor in her books is one of my favorite parts. It was a really fun book, and that memorable chicken and cow were the prefect touch! This is a book that I highly recommend.
 
 
 
 
 
  I received this book free through NetGalley from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own.
 
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Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hannah Thomas thinks she has escaped Galen Wright’s evil intentions when she married an older lighthouse keeper. But even in faraway Massachusetts, her world is thrown upside-down when John is killed in a battle during the Revolutionary War. Hannah is allowed to continue the hard job of running the twin lighthouses in John’s place. But disapproval from John’s family is all she seems to get. She thinks her loneliness will subside when her younger sister arrives, but she finds her sisters obsession with Galen only makes the danger around her grow. And when a stormy night brings a shipwrecked Tory sea captain to Hannah’s door things may become even more uncertain.

I was so excited when I found out Colleen Coble's  newest book had a historical setting. I love Colleen Coble's books no matter what time period they are in, but her historical stories are among my top favorites. And this book did not disappoint me! The characters and setting were wonderfully done, and the story felt like it had a real depth to it. The plot kept me turning the pages. And the book was hard to put down... Which is probably why I had almost the whole book finished in one day! So needless to say it was a wonderful book that I highly recommend.
 
 
 
 
 
I received this book free from the publisher, Thomas Nelson,  through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. The opinions are my own.
 
 
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An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White

Monday, October 15, 2018

 
 
 
  Book Description
 
Once London's top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war, including keeping an eye on a talented engineer working as a clockmaker. But not until he rescues the man's daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.

Evelina Manning has constantly dreamed and worked for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end their engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clock repair with her father, she can't help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.

As 1915 England plunges deeper into war, the race is on for any technological edge, and Evelina's father's ideas have captured the attention of many--perhaps too many. As danger seems to encroach from every side, it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.
 
My Review
 
This is quite possibly my favorite book of this series! It has unforgettable characters, and such an amazing story. The setting was beautifully done as usual, and the twists in this story kept me turning the pages.
I loved getting to hear more of Barclay's past. He is one of my favorite main characters from all of my Roseanna White books. And it was also easy for me to relate to Evelina. She had to face some big challenges and hard decisions. But watching her try to work through them was quite something.  
And I really enjoyed getting to learn more about who Mr. V really was. It was just the perfect touch to the story. Some puzzles only get more interesting as you learn the details!
 
 
  I received this book free through NetGalley from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own.
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