Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hard-Hearted Highlander

Hard-Hearted Highlander is the third in Julia London's Highland Grooms series. This story deals with heartache, loss and grief but it balances with hope and healing. It can be read and enjoyed either as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Both Rabbie and Bernadette tragically loved and lost someone, altering the course of their lives forever. Bernadette is forced to become a governess and Rabbie tries to give up on life until he steps in to protect the family lands and future by marrying a young Englishwoman. Young Avaline is not happy about marrying the bitter, harsh man who terrifies her, but breaking the engagement would ruin her reputation. While it is obvious Avaline is not the right bride for Rabbie even before sparks fly between him and her governess Bernadette, the dilemma they face gets quite complicated. *JK*

Friday, May 12, 2017

Meet Chip & Joanna Gaines

Do you watch HGTV? Then you must know Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the popular home remodeling show Fixer Upper.  Their new book The Magnolia Story, written by Chip, Joanna and Mark Dagostino, gives readers an up-close and personal look at the Gaines’ family life. Both Chip and Joanna graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. They met when he came to her dad’s Firestone Shop for new tires. They have been a team ever since-tackling small home renovations and even running a home d├ęcor shop. Chip became an entrepreneur at an early age, while Joanna spent time in New York City, interning as a broadcast journalist. Get to know your favorite husband-and-wife remodeling team with this quick read. DB     

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Piece of My Heart

A Piece of My Heart is the fourth book from the Blessings, Georgia series by Sharon Sala. The main character, Mercy Dane has no memory of her family and lived in a foster care home while growing up. When she receives a call on Christmas Day to donate her rare blood to save an accident victim, she jumps on her motorcycle and races to Blessings. Never in a million years did she expect to find the victim is her long-lost sister, one she had no knowledge of. Then there was another surprise where she finds out that the police chief is the same man who comforted her when her apartment was broken into years before.

The romance is sweet, the characters are delightful, and the plot is realistic. The story is definitely an emotional roller coaster which will make you cry at the end. The ending is by far one of the best I have read in a while, and the suspenseful elements are "grab onto your seat and hold on!". *JK*