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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Free Pattern ~ Rainbow Stripe Shawl

Monday, October 8, 2018
 Rainbow Stripe Shawl 
by Rachel Sharman 

If you are already missing summer this is your chance to get a pop of summer color!
This beautiful Rainbow Stripe Shawl by Rachel Sharman is knit in fingering weight yarn in two colors. A solid color and a gradient. They compliment each other wonderfully, and it really makes the rainbow effect pop! 
Free this week with the code:
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The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck

Monday, September 10, 2018

There are really two stories in this book. The modern story of Chloe Daschle and Jesse Gates, and the historical story of Esther Longfellow and Hamilton Lightfoot. Even though the stories are separated by hundreds of years, there are unbelievably amazing things that tie them together. 
Actress Chloe Daschle has never gotten the happily-ever-after she has always dreamed of. In real life or in the movies. Sadly she is most well known for her convincing death scenes. So when she learns of the script to an epic love story written by Jesse Gates. She decided she must try for the leading role of Esther. The script based on a moving love letter from Jesse's colonial ancestor, Hamilton Lightfoot to Esther. And what a story they had!
I love the way you get to go back and forth to read the past and present stories in this book. Even though Chloe and Jesse don't know fully what happened with Jesse's ancestor, you get to see what really happened. Which I really enjoyed! 
But even though I can really relate to Chloe, I sometimes felt like she had a one tracked mind. And in Esther and Hamilto's story one of the characters (an aunt) seemed to flip flop on her options kind of fast. But I know the historical story was covering a lot of time quickly.
But even with all of that, I really enjoyed this book. Part way through the story it got to the point I had a hard time putting it down!
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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