Arizona Forever by Jaclyn M. Hawkes Dr. Jessie Benn has everything—except Mr. Right. There’s only one problem. The one guy who intrigues her is completely wrong. She’s a veterinarian specializing in horses with a thriving practice nestled between her family’s Arizona ranches, looking for a nice, dependable guy who can take her to the eternities. He’s a visiting Australian business tycoon who’s just a touch bitter, a touch wild, and way more than a touch fascinating. What’s a girl to do?
About the Book
Jane Reeves and Sean O'Callaghan seem to be a match made in heaven—but the timing is all wrong. Jane has her heart set on serving a mission, and she can't delay telling Sean the news any longer: not only has she quietly submitted her mission papers, but she's also leaving in a month ... for Alaska. Shocked and devastated, Sean struggles to come to terms with Jane's decision. Unable to deny the depth of their feelings for one another, Sean makes a promise to wait for her.
Life unfolds for both Jane and Sean, with communications limited to weekly e-mails. But with just a few months left in Jane's mission, Sean's messages stop. When she receives the dreaded "Dear Jane" breakup along with the news that she has been replaced by Sean's former flame, Jane knows the future she envisioned now belongs to another woman. But upon her return home, Jane quickly realizes some things are worth fighting for—perhaps, most of all, a shot at true love.
About the Author
During her early years of reading, Ranee` S. Clark devoured fantasy books, which continued into her adulthood—since she often believes that a well-written romance novel is a delightful fantasy. Though raising three boys can sometimes hamper both romance with her own Mr. Charming and her writing, she tries to get a little of both in every day. And most of the time she succeeds
Ranee’ S. Clark has written an engaging and funny story in her novel Love, Jane. It is about relationships, communication, and most of all love. This is a story that will speak to and touch the heart of readers as they relate it to their own lives and the people in them. Clark has a way of speaking to her readers that draws them in as if the story were truly happening. Emotions in the story will hit home with its readers as they come to know the characters and see the events of their lives unfold. Jane Reeves is in love with Sean O’Callaghan, but she wants to serve an LDS mission. They stay in touch, but can their long distance relationship last until Jane gets home? She must decide what she really wants and in the end if true love is really worth fighting for. I would recommend this story to readers that enjoy contemporary LDS romance novels.
Genre: contemporary, romance, LDS, Christian
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: March 1, 2017
Number of pages: 272
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Let's mix it up a little bit this week...
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line or first paragraph from page 17!
Today I am going to post a paragraph from
A Fine Gentleman
by Sarah M. Eden
This is book 4 in the Jonquil Brother Series. You can check out the other books in this series HERE. It is a sweet and fun regency romance and is about the brother Jason Jonquil. All the Jonquil brothers are dashing and swoon worthy. So I would highly recommend any of the books in this series!!
Check out my review HERE.
London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough—a small matter of inheritance. Or so he believes.
Once a well-born lady, Mariposa fought to survive the brutalities of Napoleon’s war on Spain. She braved horrific perils and undertook dangerous missions on behalf of those fighting against the invading French army. But her greatest battle still lies ahead: after being separated from her family, Mariposa sets in motion a plan to reunite with her loved ones in England. To avoid drawing the attention of the French, Mariposa dons a carefully crafted persona to conceal her true purpose. As Jason and Mariposa are drawn together by the case, they come to know the people beneath the masks they both wear.
When the truth of Mariposa’s quest is revealed, the couple is pulled into a mystery that will test the limits of their courage—and expose the true desire of their hearts.
My first paragraph from page 17:
Miss Thornton was pretty, yes. Beautiful, if he were being entirely honest--which he always tried to be. She was also frustrating and empty-headed and entirely confusing.
What are you reading? What is your first line?
Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below...
Now head on over and join these lovely ladies in First Line Fridays on their blogs too:
Reading is My SuperPower | Bookworm Mama | Faithfully Bookish
Radiant Light | Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | All the Book Blog Names are Taken
Robin's Nest | Fiction Aficionado | Bibliophile Reviews
Kathleen Denly | Lauraine's Notes | With a Joyful Noise | A Baker's Perspective
(If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot me a message and let me know!)
The Elusive Miss Ellison (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace #1) by Carolyn Miller + the Kindle & A Cuppa Giveaway
About the Book
Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions.
That’s the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister’s daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won’t take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia’s pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother–who stole the most important person in Livvie’s world.
Nicholas is weighed down by his own guilt and responsibility, by the pain his careless brother caused, and by the legacy of war he’s just left. This quick visit home to St. Hampton Heath will be just long enough to ease a small part of that burden. Asking him to bother with the lives of the villagers when there’s already a bailiff on the job is simply too much to expect.
That is, until the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. With her angelic voice in his head, he may even be beginning to care. But his isn’t the only heart that needs to change.
These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society’s opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.
Fans of Georgette Heyer, Lori Wick, and Julie Klassen will enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister’s daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God’s grace and the true strength of love.
About the Author
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.
I am a huge fan of regency romance novels, so when I was given the opportunity to review Carolyn Miller’s debut regency novel, The Elusive Miss Ellison, I was thrilled. This is a splendid and delightful regency-romance that readers will absolutely love. From page one, Miller captures the attention of her readers with her charming characters and enjoyable story. This was everything I expected from a regency novel. The story was well-written and entertaining, pleasant, and even funny at times. And I know a book should not be judged completely by it’s cover, but I am in love with the cover of this book!! This is an easy and light read that I would recommend this splendid novel to readers that enjoy regency historical romance.
Series: Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
Genre: historical, romance, Regency Christian
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: February 28, 2017
Number of pages: 304
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via LitFuse. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Settle in for a cozy night of reading with a cuppa and a Kindle from Carolyn!
One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on March 22. The winner will be announced March 23 on the Litfuse blog.
About the Books
When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom #3)
Need a good book to read? Check here... Anything from regency, romance, historical fiction, contemporary...
SHOP AMAZON from a list of books I have reviewed on my site.
Learn more about how I rate the books I read HERE.
Follow the adult reader blog via email.