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Saturday, August 19, 2017

I loved the idea of a writing desk being the center of a story that tell about two very different women. I must say the description of the desk was exquisite. I though about Birdie long ago writing at that desk dreaming of a best seller. She was a wonderful character who I really liked. Her family of course had other ideas for Birdie. Only the best suitor would do and he must be of the utmost of high society. It was such a hardship for Birdie to always have to do what her mother wanted. Birdie's mother is overbearing at times and I didn't care for her much.  At times I wanted to scream at Birdie and say" Girl you are a grown woman.  You are a gifted writer. Do what God has planned for you and let God deal with your mother." Will Birdie follow her dream or allow her mother to suffocate it?

Tenley was a very interesting character. She has just written a book that is sweeping across the U. S. Everyone loves her and now her publisher is ready for her next best seller. There is a slight problem when Tenley just can't find the words to start her book. A phone  call changes her plans as her mother as asked her to come to take care of her. There is a lot of hurt that Tenley must face .  Tenley's mom  is very ill and maybe this will be a time for mother and daughter to rekindle their relationship. Can Tenley let go of the past and forgive her mom? I did find it funny that Tenley's choice of clothing was a raggedy old bathrobe and slippers. It kind of reminded me of the show The Odd Couple. One of the characters was sloppy and just went with the flow.

The Writing Desk goes back in forth in time as Tenley and Birdie each find the desk comforting and inspiring. There is a bit of romance in the book that is sweet and very lovely as the author slowly has each woman learning to trust a man. The key to the story for me is to to be yourself, trust God and never let go of your dreams. The history of Birdie and Tenley's family is well written and brings the story full circle. Does  a writing desk hold the key to a great novel? Can it help two women believe in themselves and allow God to direct  their path? It's a beautifully written story that follows two women as they face failure, happiness, love, forgiveness and God's love.

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion..

Friday, August 18, 2017

  My Thoughts on the Book

It's so nice to visit Rock Harbor again. I feel like it's a homecoming with people who are intriguing and a town that is very quaint. Dana is a great character. She is fierce and determined. I admire her job as a 911 operator. The stress they are under each day must be tremendous. Dana seems to keep a cool head and is able to calm callers down. She has come  back to Rock Harbor to avoid someone who has become abusive towards her.

I found Boone to be a great match for Dana. He has a heart of gold, but like Dana has trust issues. When they develop a friendship I started rooting for them. They are just what each other needs. The author writes a story that delves into abusive relationships with precision and compassion. I can remember growing  up always hearing adults say, "Be careful of strangers . They are mean and ugly." Society does seem to classify good people by their looks. In this story looks are deceiving and social skills really come into play. The town is on edge when several women turn up dead. What is the connection between the victims? Boone has a vested interest in the investigation and wants to keep Dana safe.

The characters are mesmerizing and I have to say the intrigue is top notch. Dana feels secure now that she is staying with her brother Chris. Just being in his home gives her a sense of peace. But someone from her past will shatter her security. Will Dana's friends or brother be able to protect her?  This is by far one of the best books in the series. The intense scenes draw readers in. I hope you are ready for an explosive and unexpected ending.  Everyone who loves a great intriguing story must grab a copy of  this book. It grabs you at the beginning and the action never stops.

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

 Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook! 


Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!



David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).


The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST.  Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.


Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action! The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God’s redemptive story together. An entry point into the world of The Action Bible, it tells of the amazing creation story, powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel, God’s miraculous gift of eternal life through Jesus, and more! God’s promise for the world is displayed throughout every page. Discover your family’s place in God’s incredible story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include:
  • Fifteen key episodes from God’s Word—each one loaded with several stories along with over 350 brand-new illustrations throughout.
  • Short and easy readings—for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
  • Life, Faith, Action! features—conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
  • Hall of Fame visual index—the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.
Learn more and purchase a copy here.

Netflix — A writer’s inspiration for a cozy mystery series

Is it just me or is Netflix addicting? With an endless number of movies and television shows, and no commercials, us mere mortals don't stand a chance. And, I must say that I am happy they're around. In fact, there's one series of shows, I have enjoyed many a night. The show is better than warm milk (and doesn’t give me bad breath), but we'll have to become better acquainted before I give up what program I'm talking about. I also usually enjoy a bit of Netflix while I eat lunch, and during many of these, I was exposed to the television show Hart to Hart, which premiered in 1979.
Maybe you watched it on Netflix, as well, or know the show otherwise, but for those not familiar with it, Hart to Hart was about a self-made millionaire and his wife. They were both beautiful—inside and out—but murder was always around them. I fell in love with the couple and the interesting, yet light take on murder solving. This show inspired me to write the McKinley Mysteries—with twists thrown in, of course.
Meet Sean McKinley and Sara Cain. Two murder detectives working for Albany PD, who are partners on the job, but long to be far more than that. Unfortunately, love, it can complicate everything, and for these two, it's best they remain friends for the sake of their careers. But, what if, by some miracle they could both walk away from their day jobs... Would that be enough to change everything?
I’m tempting you to find out for yourself in The Day Job is Murder. Oh, and did I mention there’s a murder investigation sprinkled into this series introductory short story, too? Yep… Romance. Humor. Murder.
Carolyn Arnold
Book Overview:
The bad guys aren't the only ones on his radar…
For Albany PD homicide detective Sean McKinley, catching killers is the easy part of his job. Working next to his beautiful partner, Sara Cain, is what’s difficult. It might have something to do with the fact that he’s fallen in love with her, though. Fortunately, she feels the same way about him. But she’s convinced they should just be friends.
If only there was some way to change her mind…
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About the McKinley Mysteries:
Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.
This is the perfect book series for fans of Hart to HartCastleColomboMonkRockford FilesPsych, and Magnum PI.


Sara Cain and Sean McKinley are partners in  the New York Police Department. They are both dedicated to their job and work well with each other. I liked how they seemed to finish each other's sentences. They reminded me of the show Hart to Hart. They are both classy and are able to solve cases by digging deeper in the lives of the people involved.

This case was quite intriguing. The victim opens his door one evening and its lights out for him. Sara and Sean must now work together to figure out why Mr. Cunningham was killed. I loved the way they put clues together. It's funny how Sara keeps telling Sean they are just close friends. When Sean gets an unexpected request to see the lawyer of a dear old friend of his, will it change his life? I did like when he was at the lawyer and thought "Well I'm just here because I was probably left some handkerchiefs." Oh what a  nice gesture he decides as he sits down to hear the reading of the will.

The book is very short and I found the mystery to be secondary to the romance going on . I can only think that the author is laying a foundation for future books in the series. The mystery was quick and much too easy to solve. The ending was cute and I found myself  wanting to grab the next one in the series. I realized at the end of the book that this was going to be a fun series with lots of adventure.

I received a copy of this book from The Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. The review is my own opinion.

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Tour Participants
August 14 –  T’s Stuff  – INTERVIEW, REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 14 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – The Day Job Is Murder
August 14 –  The Layaway Dragon  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 15 –  Must Read Faster  – GUEST POST – Book 1 – The Day Job Is Murder
August 15 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Vacation Is Murder
August 15 –  The Pulp and Mystery Shelf  – GUEST POST – Book 2 – Vacation Is Murder
August 15 –  Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 16 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Money Is Murder
August 16  –  Readsalot  – SPOTLIGHT – Valentine’s Day Is Murder
August 16 –  Sapphyria’s Book Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Series, GUEST POST – Book 3 – Money Is Murder
August 16 – Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Vacation Is Murder
August 17 –  Socrates’ Book Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT –  Skiing Is Murder
August 17 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Politics Is Murder
August 17 –  Texas Book-aholic  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 17 – Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Money Is Murder
August 18 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Family Is Murder
August 18 –  Christa Reads and Writes  – REVIEW – Shopping Is Murder
August 18 – Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Politics Is Murder
August 19 –  A Holland Reads  – GUEST POST – Book 4 – Politics Is Murder
August 19 –  Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book  – SPOTLIGHT – Books 1-5
August 19 –  Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 19 –  Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Family Is Murder
August 20 –  Babs Book Bistro  – REVIEW – Christmas Is Murder
August 20 –  3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!  – SPOTLIGHT -Blogger’s Choice
August 20 – Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Vacation Is Murder
August 20 –  I Read What You Write  – REVIEW – Family Is Murder – GUEST POST – Book 5 – Family Is Murder
August 20 –  Cozy Up With Kathy  – SPOTLIGHT
August 20 – Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Shopping Is Murder
August 21 –  Reading Is My SuperPower  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 21 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Shopping Is Murder
August 21 – Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Money Is Murder
August 21 – Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Christmas Is Murder
August 22 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Christmas Is Murder
August 22 –  Cassidy’s Bookshelves  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 22-  Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Politics Is Murder
August 22-  StoreyBook Reviews  – GUEST POST – Book 6 – Shopping Is Murder
August 22 –  Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Valentine’s Day Is Murder
August 23 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Valentine’s Day Is Murder
August 23 –  Laura’s Interests  – REVIEW – Money Is Murder
August 23 –  Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Family Is Murder
August 23 –  Valerie’s Musings  – GUEST POST – Book 7 – Christmas Is Murder
August 23 – Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Coffee Is Murder
August 24 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Coffee Is Murder
August 24 –  Laura’s Interests  – REVIEW – Shopping Is Murder
August 24 – Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Shopping Is Murder
August 24 –  Books, Dreams, Life  – REVIEW – Skiing Is Murder
August 25 –  Celticlady’s Reviews  – SPOTLIGHT – Skiing Is Murder
August 25 –  Bea’s Book Nook  – REVIEW – The Day Job Is Murder
August 25 – Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Valentine’s Day Is Murder
August 26 –  Sleuth Cafe  – GUEST POST – Book 8 – Valentine’s Day Is Murder
August 26 –  Brooke Blogs  – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT – Books 1-3
August 26 –  Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Coffee Is Murder
August 26 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book  – SPOTLIGHT – Books 5 – 11
August 27 –  Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT – Book 4 – 5
August 27 –  Community Bookstop  – REVIEW – Skiing Is Murder
August 28 –  Brooke Blogs  – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT – Books 6-7 – GUEST POST – Book 9 – Coffee Is Murder
August 28 –  3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!  – SPOTLIGHT – Blogger’s Choice
August 28 –  Laura’s Interests  – GUEST POST – Book 10 – Skiing Is Murder  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I didn't think it was possible that the author could write any better than she already does. Folks I'm here to tell you that this book has all the makings of a movie. It's not just about a baby that is very ill, but of a mother that carries guilt and shame. Tiffany is the type of character many can relate to. How many of us have done something we regret? Do we forgive ourselves or live in condemnation? I loved this character so much, I felt like I was in the hospital room with her. The author has written an honest, gritty and in your face book  about one woman's struggle to overcome her past, forgive herself for something she wanted to do and find strength to fight for her daughter.

Jake is a good person but has times where he doesn't know if he should stand up to his mother or not. Will Jake find his voice or allow his mother to control his life? His relationship with Tiffany is shaky at times. Can they overcome obstacles and save their marriage?  Patricia , Jake's mother means well, but her attitude towards Tiffany was harsh. I applaud Tiffany for biting her tongue many times when Patricia belittled her. The pain and inner struggle Tiffany faced was so hard to read at times, I felt the tears as they streamed down my face. This is a book I will never forget.

I loved how the author brought back a very special character from a previous book. I remember this character well and had hoped to see her in another one of the author 's books. The faith this woman has is unshakable and Tiffany can feel her undeniable belief in God. I loved watching Tiffany slowly reaching out to God more. Her past plays a pivotal role in the story and I loved how the author took Tiffany through trials and watched her become stronger and think more clearly.

The baby in the story is so precious and I wanted to hold her and pray for her. Tiffany and Jake have a long road ahead of them as their baby fights for her life. The decisions they were faced with were so tremendous I had to stop reading for a bit. A child is so special and a gift from God. When a child is very ill, it takes a toll on the entire family. I thought the author did an amazing job of showing the good days and the bad days that challenged them.  She writes with realism and doesn't pull any punches. The characters are as real as you can get and the dialogue is exactly what needs to be said. This is a powerful book that goes deep into a person's inner thoughts and feelings  of shame, guilt, unforgiveness and rips them out for God to heal.  Every time I read a book from this author, my faith grows. Thank you for writing a book that shows me how to ask God for help and learn how to forgive myself.

I received a copy of this book The BookClub Network and the author. The review is my own opinion.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


What an emotional story the author brings to readers in this new series called, Windy Gap Wishes. I couldn't help but fall in love with the characters as they came alive as the author brought charm and warmth to each one. Leah was such a great character and I felt a connection to her instantly. She is going through a tough time dealing with the loss of her mother even though it has been ten years. Leah has grown into a sweet and caring young woman. The house is filled with love as her siblings pitch in to help with chores.

Leah has seemed to withdrawal from any social activities and her dad has become concerned. It's hard when you lose your mother and feel lonely without her guidance . Who can she ask about dating or just share her thoughts of growing into a young woman since her mom has passed? I lost my mom and know the pain and loss I felt. The author really grabs at the depth of grieve and I cried as Leah slowly begins to come out of her shell. Will she allow God to show her His plans? Can she open her heart and allow someone to show her affection? Her dad  has been worried about Leah and I loved how much he wanted his daughter to find happiness.  When Jacob shows an interest in Leah, I loved how the author guided his character with grace and compassion . He wants Leah to trust him, but will she let her guard down?

When Samuel introduces Naomi to the family, I could feel the uneasiness growing among his children. . It is always difficult when a parent finds a new mate. Will Samuel's children welcome Naomi with open arms? What I liked the most about Naomi was her gentle heart and trust in God. I don't want to say anything about the plot, because you must read this book to truly understand how gifted the author is. Her characters make you feel like they are your neighbors as you share meals, laugh with each other and give a helping hand when needed. As I finished the book, I had so many feelings rushing through me. The story really shows how important family is as they each look for happiness and love . The author does an amazing job of showing how the characters trust that God has a plan for their lives. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I want to find out about a few characters and see where God takes them.

I received a copy of this book from The Cozy Mystery Review Crew and the author. The review is my own opinion.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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


Rosemary is quite a character as you will find in this enchanting story. She is not the typical young woman that men swoon over. She is pretty enough but she has this little secret that could make her not so appealing. Rosemary is well how should I put it? I will just blurt it out and say she is a thief. She does it to help support her family so surely that must be alright. I did like the tightknit "family" Rosemary was a part which consisted of orphans  that have  decided that they will stick together and run the streets of London.

I loved the description of the era and loved London with all its royalty and parties they gave. I wasn't sure if I was going to like Peter at first. He seemed so unsure of himself  and a bit standoffish almost to the point of being arrogant. I did like the fact that Peter was a stutterer. I have read of different afflictions that characters have , but this one was a nice surprise. The author delt  with it in a very graceful way and helped me see Peter in a more everyday person and not so much as a stuck up royal snob.  Someone  is spreading rumors that Peter is not loyal to London and could be helping the Germans.

Rosemary has somehow found her way into the manor where Peter resides. He is in need of a librarian to help him get the library in order. He is also hoping to find documents that will prove his loyalty. Will Rosemary be able to help him? Why is she really there at the manor? I loved how the author slowly developed their characters by writing notes to each other everyday. I found it to be enduring and almost a bit romantic.

There are definite secrets that Peter is keeping that could have consequences. Will he confide in Rosemary? What will happen if Peter  finds out that Rosemary is a thief and is out to steal something very valuable from him?
I loved the way the author blends prayers into the story in a way that shows the characters need for help from God. I was captivated by the intrigue and twists that the author placed subtlety in the story. It kept me wanting to read without stopping. You don't want  to miss this story that deals with forgiveness and trust.

I received a copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.
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Kimberly | Swoon Worthy Romances
Chantal | This chattanooga mommy saves
Jessica | Jessica Looks Again
Debra | 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!
Margaret | Frugal Shopping and More
Lizzie | A Dusty Frame
Leona | Leona's Reviews
Jalynn | A Simple Life, really?!
Mitzi | A niche to find
Megan | Pursuing Intentional Living

Bree | Bibliophile Review
Sally | Proverbial Reads

Carol | Worthy2Read 
Mimi | Woven by Words 
Leah | As We Walk Along the Road
Madelyn | Literary Cafe
Dianna | Savings in Seconds
Faye | Labor Not in Vain
Rachel | Smiling Book Reviews

Rorie | Literary Time Out
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Amy | A Nest in the Rocks
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Becky | Living Outside the Lines
Tressa | Wishful Endings
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Jackie | One Redeemed Mom
Kristie | Moments
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Angela | A Busy Mom of Two
Billy | Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Rachel | Bookworm Mama
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Carole | The Power of Words
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Andrea | Writing to Inspire
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

OUT of the ASHES Book tour and Giveaway

Out of the Ashes Summary: Sometimes peace is won through battle.  

Haunted by the memories he can't escape, Ralph Williams wants to be left alone to lick his wounds. He doesn't understand why he's forced into the company of the one woman he least desires. Can God bring him healing through such uncomfortable circumstances? 

Frank Harper thought he had left the war and its turmoil behind, but the home to which he has returned is anything but peaceful. When racial tensions arise in Maple Grove, Frank finds himself on a battlefield once more. He's desperate for peace, but at what cost? 

When George Chandler heads off to wed his beloved bride, things don’t go as expected. Just as George starts to get comfortable with what he believes is God’s new plan for his life, history threatens to repeat itself. Will he fight for the woman he’s come to love, or will he let her go? 

The War Between the States has destroyed more than just a nation. In four years, it has damaged bodies and wounded souls until the people think that nothing is left.
 Will they find the healing they so desperately need from God that loves them?

Author Bio: Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, children’s Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.

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You'll also find me on Pinterest, Goodreads, and Twitter but I'm most active on Facebook and my blog.


If you get a chance and you need to make sure you do, this book is a must read. It flows easily with wonderful and unforgettable characters. I have loved each book in this series and this one I have to say is my favorite. The Civil War has become a very interesting topic for me and the author is well versed in the history of this epic part of many of our ancestors. The book starts after the war has ended and we get to see where the characters from previous books in the series are in their journey. The war changed many lives and I found the book to capture history in its aftermath of a war that devastated many .

I can't imagine what the slaves endured during this time period. I became so involved in the story that at times I felt tears stream down my face. The living conditions were horrendous at times, but I loved how the characters became involved and helped the people overcome obstacles. There are characters that grip your heart and you find yourself wanting to help them. The element of faith in the book was very well written and danced across the pages with compassion. The author puts just the right words of faith at the perfect time to build the strength of a character to continue through their trials.

Sometimes in a book I will pick out a particular character that really stood out. In this book, I loved each character for different reasons. They were all very vital to the story and each character enhanced the other in ways that were subtle or very emotional. The romance in the book helped to lighten the story up at time when there were heavy emotional things going on that were hard to deal with.

This series has been a pleasure to read.  Through pain, loss, forgiveness and compassion the series comes to an end that has impacted my life. I want to thank the author for writing a series about a topic that is emotional and filled with heartache at times. In the end, the series will leave you with a vision of the Civil War and the people who endured so much, but through God's grace , overcame much to survive and move forward with a bright future.

I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.




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