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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Radical Permission Episode 10 Part 3a



There are unclaimed upgrades all over our lives. They are the perfect solution for all negativity and we get to collect these upgrades as gifts.
They are especially available when we find ourselves dealing with anxiety, fear, and panic because these reactions don’t belong to our new man in Jesus.

When God looks at us, He doesn’t see what’s wrong because all that died with Jesus on the cross. He sees what’s missing from our experience of Him, and then fully commits to giving us that experience as a gift.

For more on receiving your next upgrade and gift from God, watch the clip above.
PS) You can learn more on claiming the upgrades and gifts available to you in your current situation in Radical Permission 1 on Brilliant TV. It’s a full length series, exploring how we get engage with the upgrades and gifts God has for us. Click here to sign up for a free 7-day trial!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- ROYAL ARRANGEMENT by Ember Casey/ Renna Peak

Royal Arrangement by [Casey, Ember, Peak, Renna]
Prince William swore he’d never marry a noblewoman. But when he agrees to an arranged marriage to save Montovia, he has no idea what’s in store…

WILLIAM:
As the third son of my family, I never thought I’d have to make a political marriage, especially in this day and age. I enjoy my freedom - but for the sake of my family and my country, I’m willing to do the unthinkable and wed Princess Justine of Rosvalia.

But Justine is nothing like I thought - from her fiery temper to her mysterious past, I find her far more intriguing than I anticipated. The only problem? She hates my guts.

I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, though, and now I have a new goal: to seduce my new wife, by whatever means necessary.  AMAZON 3 STARS


It had an unusual  plot at times even if it was a royal marriage contract.  I liked both of the main characters but after a while I felt like they were just spinning their wheels over several issues.  It became kind of grinding to me, because it just kept going on and on without resolution.  The one thing I did like was the "games''  that William came up with.  Well he had to have some way to get the upper hand, because Justine isn't giving an inch.  
Absolutely hated her family; her mother, father and brother were the worst of the worst and I couldn't believe how they treated William.   Forget about William, they were horrible to Justine first of all and always had been.  
Imagine my surprise as I get towards the end of the book and realize there was no end.  I must have missed the fact that was going to happen.  

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- THE SHERIFF'S WOMAN by Jackie Weger

The Sheriff's Woman by [Weger, Jackie]
Life-long bachelor and ex-Marine, Sheriff Garrett Stark knows how to get the job done so it stays done--until he tangles with Rachel Cameron. Then all bets are off.  Rachel knows him. He's the man she despises most in life, but she does not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions she feels in the face of Garrett Stark's steadfast and resolute desire to make her life better. She wants Garrett to mind his own business. So. He does. His business is Rachel and he's all in.
 AMAZON 4 STARS

A good story.  It also had some really good main characters.  But  wow was Rachel RUDE to Garrett..all the time, for a long time.  It was incredible what he put up with.  And he was a good guy and a lonely one. That emotion came through pretty well.   Even though he had a good family he also wanted his own family too. That line in the book information about him tangling with Rachel?  It was spot on, tangling was exactly the right word.  And she had so much on her plate, it's surprising that she has any energy left to be so hostile.  But she was also running from some painful truths.   Her life was pretty harsh and she was just eking out a living for herself and her children.  Her son Pete tried so hard to be the "man of the house" but he was just a little boy.  It galls Rachel even more that Pete responds so strongly to Garrett kindness to him.  Each one of the children is so different and it was easy to have them draw you into the story more.  Caroline, was one tough cookie; actually quite a bit like her mother.  She was a hoot!  And the youngest Sara, marched to the beat of her own drum.  
I liked the dual P.O.V.'s in the story.  And there was also some other good secondary people in the story also.  
On a side note, it just seems like problem after problem began to stack up on Rachel's shoulders.  Even when people try to help her, she just can't seem to catch a break.  It kept things active and moving; keeping my interest through out.  I was glad when Rachel got over her hate-on with Garrett, because for a while in the beginning it was getting hard to really like her.
The H.E.A. was a welcome end to the story and the beginning of a new family. 

BOOK REVIEW- RUGGED TEXAS COWBOY by Lora Leigh

Rugged Texas Cowboy by [Leigh, Lora]
Two HOT cowboys. Two tough-as-spurs heroines. These two previously published, newly revised and expanded, smoking hot stories by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh will leave readers breathless and begging for more!

COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE
Melina is one of two gorgeous twin daughters, the clever and considerate one who always spared her parents the humiliation of what her sister Maria had wrought. But now, Melina is finally ready to stand up for herself and seize control of her life.  Until she is kidnapped by a cowboy, named Jardin, who is dead-set on settling the score with her family. There’s only one catch: In capturing Melina, this tough, rough, hunk of a man has actually found a way to unleash her greatest fantasies, body and soul. . .
COWBOY AND THE THIEF
Beautiful, spirited Angel Manning has always longed to experience the power of her ancestors’ most precious heirloom. Her mother once told her that the legendary Irish torque would lead Angel to the one man worthy of possessing her heart. But when Angel learns that her father, now a widower, has sold the torque to the notorious two-timer Jack Riley, she is furious. Of course she plans to take back what is rightfully hers, by whatever means necessary. But the fate of the ancient Druids works in mysterious ways. . .Could it be that this slick, smooth-talking cowboy was destined to satisfy Angel’s deepest desires all along?  AMAZON 3 STARS

Of both of the stories I liked Cowboy and the Captive better.   Maybe because there was more about depth about the people in the story.  And the danger and emotion was also deeper.  Melina's pain was easy to connect with; she had been so undervalued for most of her life.  Her parents and her sister (her twin) Maria were always eager to throw her under the bus.  All to protect the best loved but evil twin Maria.  It was incredible what she went through.  Her family was so manipulative, all except her brother Joe who feared for her life.  And he had plenty of reason to think that.  
The struggles between Melina and Luc were epic.  But so was his refusal to see who she really was. 
But I grew tired of the constant references to what different sexual parts of her body were doing as she lusted for him.  Some phrases were repeated so often, it made me want to roll my eyes. 
Don't get me wrong, the story itself could have been so much better if some of the erotica had been cut back.  

I did like that the two stories are linked because of the long friendship between the two men.  

In the second book, Jack is stronger and better than he seems. He is more than just the playboy.   Angel finds out that he has a core of steel when pressed.  And boy does Angel push that envelope. The history of the heirloom was interesting and added to the story. But once again more detailed sex even though probably not as much as the first book.  
Still that is something that both books did have in common and had me skimming some of the pages. Quite a few actually.  



I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion of it.  

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Metamorphosis- Radical Change in 2018 Jennifer LeClaire


I heard the Lord say, "A metamorphosis is underway..."

I heard the Lord say, “A metamorphosis is underway. I will bring the change I’ve promised, first little by little and then an outward manifestation of an inner working I have been doing in My people. That metamorphosis will spill out from the spirits of My people into the spheres they influence in the seven mountains.

“Transformed business leaders will see their companies as ministry hubs. Transformed politicians will see their cities as congregations. Transformed cities will see mass salvations. I am calling those who have struggled in past seasons to make one more push because that last push will birth something in you and through you like the world has never seen and like nothing you could even imagine.

“I have allowed you to go through struggles—through suffering—so that I could use you as a compassionate change agent in the earth. You have authority. You have influence. You have power. You have an anointing. I intend to use you to comfort those who face disaster and to strengthen the weak. I intend to use you to lift others up, even those who dragged you down.

“You have been changed and are changing from glory to glory. The glory that rested upon you during the struggle is increasing as you step into the assignment I am giving you to see transformation all around you. You carry the kingdom. Releasing the kingdom into atmospheres around you and watch the darkness flee as the brilliance of My love works through you by faith. Have a confidence that I have called you, I have equipped you and I am sending you—and that I am with you always.”

I see widespread metamorphosis. I see metamorphosis in people, in companies, in churches, and in societies. The metamorphosis is coming out of an intense struggle in the hearts and minds of people. It’s even coming out of church splits and past moral failures in leadership. And it’s coming from a changing of the guard in cities, states and nations. Many will come to realize the reality of Genesis 50:20 and Romans 8:28 in 2018 and in the years that follow.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- NO PLACE LIKE YOU by Emma Douglas

No Place Like You: A Cloud Bay Novel by [Douglas, Emma]
Home—in the island village of Cloud Bay—is where the heart is. . .
Leah Santelli always knew that Zach Harper, son of a rock legend and her best friend’s brother, was painfully out of reach. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, Leah shocked herself by asking for—and receiving—the gift she wanted: one night of passion with Zach before he left town to pursue his rock star dreams. Now, years later, Zach is back in Cloud Bay to record his first solo album. His return could also be Leah’s big chance to step up her own music career. But getting the producing credit she needs means spending long hours with Zach in the recording studio…and falling back into the habit of longing for him, for better or worse.
Zach used to believe that a man must put his past behind him. But coming back home for Cloud Bay’s famed music festival has allowed him to finally make amends with his family and, much to his surprise, reunite with Leah. He might have left her once but now it seems he can’t stay away. Trouble is, even though the heat between them burns hotter than ever, Leah has old wounds in need of healing before she can give Zach a real chance. Can he find a way to convince her that they can make more than just great music together—and that she’s the one that he wants for all time?   AMAZON 3.5 STARS



I have to say that the story does kind of start off slow.  I know it does take time to develop the characters and set up the story and it does do that.   But for quite a while it seems set at a slower pace.  I guess that is some of the reason for my giving it a lower rating.  It just didn't draw me in as much as I would have liked.
The emotions of the main characters are pretty well felt as the story goes on.  That slower feel to the story does ramp up as the story goes into the last few chapters.  Things start happening and there is a surprise twist at the end.   Another secret from the rock star legend Grey's past that is mentioned in the book.  There was speculation from the three "kids" about what that secret was....and then..bam, there was the answer.  It will have to be continued in another book but it did make for a good ending. 

But I get ahead of myself here.  Zach, Faith and Mina are the rock legends "kids".  And they have stuck together having each others backs for years.  Well, until Zach did a really selfish move and made himself scarce.  Now he's going to have to do some groveling to get that sense of family back.  

Here are some of the parts that I did like.  One of them is the dual P.O.V.'s from the main characters.  And some of the conversations between Zach and Leah were downright funny when they weren't awkward of even painful. It was interesting that you could feel the awkwardness before they even began to say that it was there.  Leah was a meet things head on kind of woman, going after what she wants.  I liked how Zach mentions that he sees her as someone who is laughter, movement, guts and brilliance.  What a great way to put it.  
Leah saw Zach as too talented and too hot for his own good; that he was born to prowl and born to leave.   But that didn't stop the two of them from acting like two magnets continually being drawn together. 



I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion of it.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- LOVE SO HOT (The Lawson Brothers) by Marquita Valentine

Love So Hot (The Lawson Brothers Book 1) by [Valentine, Marquita]
Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual Firemen's Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.

Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.

Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.  AMAZON 4 STARS

This was a fun story.   With two attractive people who have known each other for so many years.  But they are also afraid to try to take it to the next level.  Oh, I get it but geez, what a blockhead Brody could be.  Of course it helped make the story.  
The McCoy sisters end up becoming close friends to Sydney because they wanted to help true love.  The names of these women though, they are different.  Who names their children, Apple, Lemon, Cherry; altogether in a group?  Still they were really good supporting characters and I do mean characters. 
The sense of family and community was good and strong in the story. And it was surprising when you find out in the end how many people were rooting for Brody and Sydney to get together!  That is not the only surprise that comes out either.

We get a quick peek into the story about Lucas Lawson and that sounds interesting too.  Love is True is the name of that book.
Can I just say..what the heck is going on with Lemon and Tristan?  

They must  have their own story.   I looked and yes they do.  "Love So Tempting".   Looks like things are going to be stirred up even more in  Jessamine, North Carolina than they have been.  


Saturday, December 2, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- OKLAHOMA CHRISTMAS BLUES by Maggie Shayne

Oklahoma Christmas Blues (The McIntyre Men Book 1) by [Shayne, Maggie]
Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.

Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.

Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write?   
Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.

Love, magic, and miracles ensue.

Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.

AMAZON 4 STARS

I enjoyed this fast, quirky, fun story.  It had really good main characters an supporting people as well.  You got the sense of family pretty easily.   The Santa Claus part of the fantasy was fun and there is a surprising twist at the end.
All in all a fun read just in time for Christmas.  


Friday, December 1, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- HOLDING OUT by Lila Rose

Holding Out (Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter Book 1) by [Rose, Lila]
(Updated version with added extra, why not give this quirky biker ebook a try)

Not everything is roses, chocolates and vibrators in Zara's life...until Talon, Hawks MC President, wants to claim her as his.

Zara Edgingway is a twenty-six-year-old secretary. She has a daughter that apparently knows-it-all and a best friend that could possibly have the mouth of Satan, but she's been with her through hell and back. Then there's the hunk'a'licious biker neighbour finally showing interest in her.
If only she isn't about to face her next obstacle in life, the one she ran from six years ago: her ex husband.

Talon Marcus is the president of the Hawks Motorcycle Club. For two years, he's had his eye on the quiet, reclusive, yet sassy, neighbour Zara. Finally, he has the chance to claim her as his woman. Just when her past catches up with her, she'll need, not only his protection, but the help from his biker brothers.
Now, if only she'd stop fighting him along the way. AMAZON 4 STARS

A different kind of biker story but I did enjoy it.  Yes, there is language, and some violence.  Most of that language is coming from Zara's best friend Deanna.   "Hell Mouth" was a nickname that she is given and it is one that she has earned!  But the "f" word does appear in the story and not just from her.  
Most of the "guys" call her hellcat after seeing her interaction with Talon.  He's the only one who he calls Kitty and there is a story behind that.   It was good to see how much Talon cared about Zara and her daughter.  
There were plenty of surprises and twists to the story which I enjoyed. 
Also some of the secondary characters were pretty good too.  

BOOK REVIEW- CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE by Melissa McClone

Christmas at the Castle (Ever After series Book 3) by [McClone, Melissa]
A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.

A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?
AMAZON  4 STARS

This book had an unusual, unexpected different beginning to it.  I liked how long Kat had been friends with Sophie.  Princess Sophia that is.  
While some of the story I have seen similar settings in other books.  BUT, there is enough other different parts to keep it interesting.  
It was a quick, fun read with plenty of emotion to go around.  

The Queen while she loved her children was something else when it came to having things done her way.  It was fun to see how everyone underestimated Sophie.  She was sunshine and life but she also had times of getting her own way that the family didn't see coming.  She ends up having a few things planned that will make her wedding even more special!  And this time the family cant blame Kat for her independence.  Her fiancee totally loves and supports her which was good to see.  
Kat was such a good person who willingly took the "blame" for anything that Sophie wanted to do that her family was against.  It worked well for years because of the distance between the two countries but things are about to change.  
The prince, Gill was so duty bound and Queen controlled that it was hard to like him at first.  He was so rigid.  But as he began to relax a bit, he was much easier to see as the man and not just the prince.  It was a interesting twist that he loved everything Christmas so much.  
There were some other interesting characters in the book too that added some fun to the book.  

Of course there will be a H.E.A. but not without at least 2 people trying to get in their way.    That's okay there are others pulling for them too!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- THE CHRISTMAS HEIST by Mallory Crowe

The Christmas Heist: A Stolen Hearts Novella by [Crowe, Mallory]
Christmas is a time for family.
A time for love.
A time for giving.

What better way to give to the poor than to steal from the rich?

Reconnect with the sexy and sizzling pair of Austin and Jennifer as they dip their toes into the criminal waters, but only for a good cause of course! It isn't like they get off on this or anything.
.AMAZON 4 STARS


This was a short but fun romp. I like the way the story starts out with a mystery.   Austin has promised that they were BOTH going to take a break from their thieving.  They had a daughter now and were trying to give her a  normal, stable life.   Whatever that looked like because neither of them really knew exactly what that is.   But Austin sees this mystery that is coming after them as a threat to his family and so he tries to go it alone.  Mistake and it's a Big, hawking mistake.   Austin isn't afraid of getting caught, isn't afraid of the cops or much else.  But the one thing he is afraid of? Jennifer catching on to the fact that he's going ahead with things..without her.  
But hey, he's missed the buzz, the rush of getting away with things when it comes to a heist.  Besides he's protecting his family, right?  

It doesn't take long for Jennifer to figure what he's up to and she's not a happy camper.  But she does go all in when she confronts Austin.  She does that in style too.  
Quite the unexpected twist at the end but I could almost feel one coming.  

I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion of it.

BOOK REVIEW- CLAIMING HER ALIEN WARRIOR by Mina Carter

Claiming Her Alien Warrior (Warriors of the Lathar Book 2) by [Carter, Mina]
In a race against the clock, she must betray his trust to achieve her mission… But fooling an alien warrior comes with a price.

No longer a captive but a guest of the alien warrior race, the Lathar, Jane Allen hasn’t forgotten what she is: a hard as nails marine major. Tasked with finding a way to beat the technologically advanced aliens, she needs to find answers for her superiors… before they arm the nukes and give the Lathar an excuse for war. Because the little green men aren’t so little. Or green… they’re large, ripped, scarily-attractive alpha male warriors hot enough to make any red-blooded woman weak at the knees. Especially one particular alien warrior with black hair and a sexy growl she can’t resist…

She’s his… she just doesn’t know it yet.

Karryl K’Vass has wanted the human woman, Jane, from the moment he saw her. But she’s a tricky one, evading his claim even though he knows she desires him. His campaign for her heart is stalled when duty calls him away; a mission into a dangerous part of space to gather intelligence on the Empire’s enemies. A beautiful stowaway is the last thing he needs, even if she does make his body burn. He’ll finish his mission and get her back to the safety of Lathar Prime… Then maybe he can claim her as his mate.

But no plan survives contact with the enemy. Reptilian mercenaries, a crash landing, and a case of amnesia later and they land in the clutches of their enemies who think it would be better if Karryl took a long walk out of a short airlock…AMAZON 4 STARS

I enjoyed this story.  It was easy to read with a good flow. 
 Both of the M.C.'s were good but I have to go even a step further and say that Jane was one kick-butt character. And I really liked her.  Karryl wasn't exactly like I had expected, he was even better.  He was a tough warrior but he was also so sweet at times with his desire to win Jane over.  Speaking of desire, there will be the somewhat expected sex scenes to the story but the book isn't overloaded with them like some are. 
There are a couple of twists to the story which I always enjoy.  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Your Words—The Keys of the Kingdom (FRIDAY)

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Your Words—The Keys of the Kingdom

Your Words—The Keys of the Kingdom

In this video 

Do you have a need today? Your words are the keys that unlock the answers, but you must tame your tongue! Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory explain how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can take the keys of the Kingdom by choosing to only speak faith-filled words.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Every Word You Speak Matters (THURSDAY)

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Every Word You Speak Matters

Every Word You Speak Matters

In this video

Do you know that what you say today is what you will have tomorrow? Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory share how your words license either satan or Jesus to operate in your life. How can you be sure to speak the right words? Renew your mind with The WORD of God!

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - THE BLESSING Wall Is Built With Your Words (WEDNESDAY)

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - THE BLESSING Wall Is Built With Your Words

THE BLESSING Wall Is Built With Your Words

In this video

What are you depositing into your heart? Fear or faith? Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he shines a light on how words activate your faith and can build THE BLESSING wall around your life. We live in a word-dominated world. Learn how to make every word count!

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - How Would Your Words Stand Up in Court? (Tuesday)

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - How Would Your Words Stand Up in Court?

How Would Your Words Stand Up in Court?

IN THIS VIDEO 
In a court of law, your words can either justify you or condemn you. But did you know the same is true spiritually? Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory share how a righteous man speaks faith from his heart, while a person of unbelief will speak doubt. One brings a verdict of victory, while the other is left in a prison of fear.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Be Bold With Your Words (Monday)

Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Be Bold With Your Words
Be Bold with your Words- KCM

In this video 

Are you ready to activate your faith and start a war on fear with your words? Take The WORD of The LORD, the message of Christ, and preach it with boldness! Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he encourages you to boldly preach, teach and share by the leading of the Holy Spirit—without fear.

Friday, November 24, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- SAVING THE SHERIFF by Roxanne Snopek

Saving the Sheriff: A Three River Ranch Novella by [Snopek, Roxanne]

The power might be out...but the heat is on. Will this felon burn him?

Every Christmas, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she's rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer--until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she's stuck...literally. 

Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer. Is she a horse thief? Is she on the run? Is she out of her mind? He has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her. 
But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. The sheriff's quiet holiday is suddenly festive: a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger...who might be a felon.   AMAZON 5 STARS


Loved it!  The story had great main characters, an interesting, different kind of plot mixed with a lot of humor.  It was also emotional without being so heavy you got weighted down in it.   You could feel the loneliness of both of them but also it was easy to care that things would work out for them.
Several of the things Red thought about Frankie, was that she was a cute elf (you'll have to read the book to get more about that).  He was also feisty, smiley, intriguing, unsettling and challenging.   Also at times so easy to be around.  What a mix, right? 
Red deserved a whole lot better than life had dealt him.  He was a good guy, who cared about people but he was just a bit wary of getting too close to other people. He couldn't help but become entangled with the out-going, intense Frankie who had a heart of gold.  To be honest he never stood a chance against Frankie.  Which turned out to be a very good thing.
The conversation that Frankie had with herself was funny.  I did a lot of smiling reading this book.  Frankie was just as funny with others.  I really enjoyed the flow of this book; it was chock full for being a novella.  
One example of how interesting the observations were was when Red was thinking about how he imagined his loneliness as a yawning void, one he kept contained.  He avoided it, didn't want to fall into it and be destroyed. His thoughts about the way Frankie looked at loneliness was so funny and seemed to fit her personality as we learned it.  "He imagined Frankie opening hers and laughing into the depths just to hear the echo."  Loved that, it had to be one of my favorites!  
There was also some funny additions by some secondary characters in the book.  Bliss is just such a character; she doesn't show up a lot but when she does?  Oh boy!
Overall, a wonderful story to sit down to. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- THE PERFECT TREE by Roz Denny Fox, Ann DeFee and Tanya Michaels


Noelle And The Wise Man by Roz Denny Fox: Camden Latimer had inherited his grandfather's Christmas tree farm in Oregon. Cam had been told by his grandfather that he had been feuding with the neighbors, the Hale family. Noelle Hale was the manager of the family Christmas Tree Farm and this year she just knew that she had the perfect Christmas Tree for the first family. What will happen when she discovers that Cam Latimer says he owns the land that the tree is growing on? One Magic Christmas by Ann DeFee: Honey Campbell and Matt De Luca had married at seventeen, but Honey's parents had their marriage annulled and they sent Honey to a school in Switzerland. Fifteen years later Honey didn't like the Christmas season as it brought back memories of her first and only love. Honey was going to a friend for Christmas when she becomes strand in a blizzard. Honey is rescued by a little old man on a snowmobile who takes her to the Magic Tree Farm. The door was answered by Matt De Luca, Honey's ex-husband. How will Matt and Honey handle their attraction while they are stranded together? Tanner And Baum by Tanya Michaels: Tanner Waide walked away from Mistletoe, Georgia, and the woman he loved he thought that he was doing what was best for both of them. Now he was returning home with out a job. Lilah Baum had became a school teacher and was getting on with her life, that didn't included Tanner. Will Lilah find a way to forgive Tanner for leaving her behind? AMAZON 4 STARS



Story #1-  Noelle And The Wise Man by Roz Denny Fox
Honey and Camden have quite the first meeting.  And you can just tell that the "friction" between them is just going to get "worse".  Especially when the property boundaries get disputed.  Both of the main characters are good ones, both with a passionate disposition. 
Misunderstanding after misunderstanding happens of course.  But there is also times where they click together pretty well.  
Another thing that they have in common is that they aren't afraid of hard work.  One major difference is that Honey grew up with a close-knit family, in one place where the majority of the town cared for her.  Cam had the exact different experience.  But that didn't mean that he didn't want to be special to someone and have family. 
The story has a H.E.A. with a very nice Epilogue. 


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Story #2-ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS by Ann DeFee  
Short, Sweet and Charming, that is how I would describe this book.  .   A perfectly good story for the Holidays.
I liked both of the M.C.'s and thought that Matt and Honey were pretty well developed as likable people, in this shorter book (novella).  It didn't take long for me to be rooting for them to be together.   Wow, they might have been pretty young when they first got together but they sure had the cards stacked against them then.  It  was a really good look  at how lives were screwed up because of the control of others.
Not a pretty picture but an amusing re-meeting of Matt and Honey, does bring around a second chance.  Now what are they going to do with it?
The 3 kids mentioned in the blurb were a welcome addition and of course the youngest was especially charming.
I'm still smiling from the warmth of the story.
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Tanner And Baum by Tanya Michaels
Boy, did Tanner ever mess up big time.  He ran off from his hometown and now he's run back after being caught up in some unsavory business.  Oh, he wasn't at fault but still things don't look good for his climbing up the business ladder.
Vonda, was a hoot and she takes no prisoners.  She doesn't have to.  At a spunky seventy- three years old she tells it like it is.  She definitely made me smile and became a favorite secondary character.  Lilah's Aunt Shelby was also a strong character.   She might have been a bit softer in her approach than Vonda but she was definitely the steel in a velvet glove when she needed to be. 
One of my favorite lines in the book came from a conversation between, Tanner and his brother David. Tanner was complaining about his sister refusing to give him any updated information about Lilah and her life.  David said that it was female solidarity.  Tanner responded that David wouldn't think it was so amusing if they were united against him.  Here's my favorite line (David)  "I go out of my way not to tick them off.  Do I look stupid to you?"
Will there be a H.E.A.?  Well, yes it's Christmas, in a town called Mistletoe.  But half the fun will be Tanner chasing after Lilah, trying to catch her...again.  And she's not going to make it easy!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- STATE OF GRACE by Elizabeth Davies

State of Grace (Resurrection Book 1) by [Davies, Elizabeth]
Grace has a terminal brain tumour and will die in the next few months. Roman has an addiction to blood, and could possibly live forever.
Grace is twenty-seven years old. When they meet in the twelfth century Roman is several hundred years old.
And Grace has another problem - she's from his future and neither of them believe it.
This is the first novel in the Resurrection series.   AMAZON  3.5 STARS

The book description got my attention right away.  I thought what a great idea for a story.  I have to say though that I have mixed feelings about the book. Even though it did keep me interested and had plenty of action in it.  There are parts of the book  that I liked better than others. 
Grace and Roman were both good characters but we end up knowing more about Grace in this story.  And she wasn't hard to be drawn to either.  The very first page of the book does hit you right between the eyes.  I need to mention that this is definitely an adult story because of some of the violence and sex.  
I want to say this without giving too much away.  It was quite the interesting twist in Grace's physical appearance when she shows up in the past.  So far the why of it is unexplained.  There is also other unexplained things going on because this is only Book 1 in the series.  A fact I must have missed.  
Towards the end, the book felt like it began to drag a bit and then it ended..for now.  
On a side note, I thought the eBook cover was attractive.  It caught the eye. 


Thursday, November 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- TWINS FOR THE COWBOY by Linda Goodnight

Twins for the Cowboy (Triple C Cowboys Book 1) by [Goodnight, Linda]
“There were regular men and then there were real men. Nate Caldwell was the latter.” 

Her daughters are everything to her...

Single mom Whitney Brookes needs this fresh start. A long-lost relative passed away and left her the ranch that's going to be her saving grace. The only problem--it's full of tiny critters that Whitney has no idea how to care for. She refuses to fail--her twin toddlers need the safety and security... and most of all, a place to belong. 

He's been burned before.

As rugged as the land, Nate Caldwell grew up on the 11,000-acre Triple C Ranch. He's well acquainted with city women and is certain his new neighbor Whitney will bail as soon as her inheritance is settled. But that doesn't stop his traitorous heart from leaping every time the determined redhead gets near. And those twins... they fill up the dormant places in his heart.

When Whitney's livelihood is threatened, Nate realizes just how deep his feelings for her have gotten. But will his help come too late...? AMAZON 4 STARS

I liked both of the main characters who had more in common than they knew.  Both were Christian people who had been burned by other people and they weren't eager to give love a try again.  In simpler terms, they were afraid.   Whitney was the newer Christian of the two but she was moving right along in her faith.  She also had two of the cutest little girls who gravitate to Nate almost from the first moment.  Maybe, they could also feel the goodness in him added to the fact that they really didn't have that many male influences in their lives.  
Nate was as solid a guy as you could want but his self confidence had taken some major hits before his ex-wife left.  It made him question so many of his perceptions about women.  It also made him wonder just when the city girl, Whitney was going to throw in the towel and leave just like others had.  Didn't take long to be pulling for a H.E.A. for him.  And  Whitney too, she was working her butt off and had so much heart even after everything she had been through. 
Soon, "accidents" start happening; like feed overturned, animals getting out, gates unlocked. That makes Whitney wonder at first if she's just been careless or distracted.  Doesn't take long to know that is not the case.  I could almost guess the culprit/culprits but the twists and turns made it interesting.
Nate had a great family who added to the story.
The story kept me interested. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- THE WREN by Kristy McCaffrey

The Wren (Wings of the West Book 1) by [McCaffrey, Kristy]
Captured by Comanche as a child, Molly Hart was assumed dead. Ten years later, Texas Ranger Matt Ryan finds a woman with the same blue eyes.
Ten years have passed since Molly Hart’s ranch was attacked, her folks murdered and she was abducted. Now, at nineteen, she’s finally returning home to North Texas after spending the remainder of her childhood with a tribe of Kwahadi Comanche. What she finds is a deserted home coated with dust and the passage of time, the chilling discovery of her own gravesite, and the presence of a man she thought never to see again.

Matt Ryan is pushed by a restless wind to the broken-down remains of the Hart ranch. Recently recovered from an imprisonment that nearly ended his life, the drive for truth and fairness has all but abandoned him. For ten years he faithfully served the U.S. Army and the Texas Rangers, seeking justice for the brutal murder of a little girl, only to find closure and healing beyond his grasp. Returning to the place where it all began, he’s stunned to encounter a woman with the same blue eyes as the child he can’t put out of his mind.
A sensual historical western romance set in 1877 Texas.  AMAZON  4 stars


Great main characters, with a bit of a different kind of plot.  I enjoyed all of this emotional story.  But don't be afraid to read it thinking that its all about emotion because it also has plenty of action and some mysteries too.   There is a twist or two as well; it kept the story interesting. 

It was also interesting that at least 3 people in the story had quite a lot of suffering and even some of it is physical suffering ones as well.  That would be of course Molly, Matt and his friend, Nathan Blackmore.   There is one other person who who qualifies for overcoming some serious challenges.  Claire is a young woman that Molly befriends and she has her story in another book as does Nathan.  

This is a book that I've wanted to read for quite a while and I was not disappointed in it.