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Fortune's Fall by Katherine Barger {Book Review}

Hey Gems!!! I want to share a fantastic debut novel with you all! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a YA Christian dystopian novel that's set in the distant future. I had such a fantastic reading this book. Keep on reading to see my full thoughts and see some of my favorite quotes... Title : Fortune's Fall Author : Katherine Barger Age : Young Adult Genres : Christian, Dystopian Publication Date : November 3, 2020 Publisher : Anaiah Press Source : eBook Purchase : Paperback | Kindle   Synopsis : While her classmates prepare for elite careers across America, Nyssa Ardelone trains for her secret job as the president’s dream interpreter. But when her mentor lies to the president about the prophecy in his latest dream, Nyssa must figure out why before the lie unravels. What she learns could destroy her own future. Fearful of a rumored rebellion, the president has launched a gas attack on Nyssa’s hometown, and her mentor lied about the dream to protect the sur
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The Conqueror by Bryan Litfin {Book Review}

Before we dive ahead to my review, I want to first thank Revell for sending me a copy of this book to read! Keep on reading to see my thoughts on this book... Title : The Conqueror  Author : Bryan Litfin Series : Constantine's Empire #1 Age : Adult Genres : Historical Fiction Publication Date : October 13, 2020 Publisher : Revell Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover |  Kindle | Audible | Christian Book   Synopsis : It is AD 312. Rome teeters on the brink of war. Constantine's army is on the move. On the Rhine frontier, Brandulf Rex, a pagan Germanic barbarian, joins the Roman army as a spy and special forces operative. Down in Rome, Junia Flavia, the lovely and pious daughter of a nominally Christian senator, finds herself embroiled in anti-Christian politics as she works on behalf of the church. As armies converge and forces beyond Rex's and Flavia's controls threaten to destroy everything they have worked for, these two people from different worlds w

Succession & The Gathering Dark by Brett Armstrong {Blog Tour}

Hey Gems!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the tour! I want to give a huge thank you to Just Reads Tours for having me on the blog and to the author for sending me copies of his books. Keep reading for my thoughts and review. Don't forget to check out everyone else on the tour ! Title : Succession Author : Brett Armstrong Series : Quest of Fire #0.5 Age : Young Adult Genres : Christian Epic Fantasy Publication Date : November 10, 2020 Publisher : Christian Epic Fantasy Source : Paperback Purchase :  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Book Depository Synopsis : Son of the Northern Realm’s Defender, raised among the dwarfs of Ordumair, Meredoch was anticipated to succeed his father. Some whispered he would bring the longed-for peace between Ordumair and their ancient foe, Ecthelowall. All of that changes when Ordumair’s Thane is killed and Meredoch and his family are exiled. From prestige to poverty, the young boy must chart a new course. As the years pass and the ido

The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a copy of this book for review! Keep reading to read my thoughts on this book! Title : The Key to Love  Author : Betsy St. Amant Age : Adult Genres : Contemporary Romance Publication Date : October 13, 2020 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N   Synopsis : The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she's created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard. Just when it seems Bri's bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just

Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar {10th Anniversary Edition}

Hey Gems!!! Today is a very special day for Tessa Afshar as it is the release day of her 10th anniversary edition of Pearl in the Sand.  I want to first thank Tessa and also thank Moody Publishers for allowing me to be apart of her launch team and to receive both an eARC and finished copy of this stunning book! This is my third ( or fourth ) time reading this beautiful book and I'm excited to share both my reading vlog and thoughts on it with you all. Title : Pearl in the Sand: 10th Anniversary Edition Author : Tessa Afshar Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction Publication Date : October 6, 2020 Publisher : Moody Publishers Source : eARC, Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Moody Publisher | Christian Book Synopsis : Can a Canaanite harlot who made her living enticing men be a fitting wife for a leader of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. This 10th anniversary edition of Pearl in the Sand includes new features that will invite you

Forsaken Island by Sharon Hinck {Blog Tour}

Thank you to Celebrate Lit for having me on this awesome tour! Keep on reading to see my thoughts and review... Title : Forsaken Island Author : Sharon Hinck Series : The Dancing Realms #2 Age : YA Genres : Christian Romantic Epic Fantasy Publication Date : September 15, 2020 Publisher : Enclave Publishing Source : eBook Purchase : Hardcover | Kindle   Synopsis : On an uncharted world, happiness is effortless and constant … but can true joy exist without sacrifice? The people of Meriel have long believed their island world floats alone in the vast ocean universe, so they are astonished when another island drifts into view. With resources becoming scarce, Carya and Brantley quickly volunteer to search the new land for supplies. After navigating a barrier of menacing trees, the pair encounter a culture of perpetually happy people who readily share their talents and their possessions. But all is not what it seems. At the core of the island is a horror that threatens everyone

Nine by Rachelle Dekker {Book Review}

Thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy for free to review on my blog! Even though I received a free copy this by no means effects my thoughts, opinions and experience of reading this book. Title : Nine Author : Rachelle Dekker Age : Adult Genres : Christian Suspense Publication Date : September 1, 2020 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover |  Christian Book Synopsis : Zoe Johnson spent most of her life living in the shadows, never drawing attention to herself, never investing in people or places. But when a wide-eyed, bedraggled teenager with no memory walks into the diner where Zoe works, everything changes. Now, against her better judgment, Zoe, who has been trying to outrun her own painful memories of the past, finds herself attempting to help a girl who doesn't seem to have any past at all. The girl knows only one thing: she must reach a woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, hundreds of miles away, before th

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox {Book Review}

Thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy for free to review on my blog! Even though I received a free copy this by no means effects my thoughts, opinions and experience of reading this book. Title : The Edge of Belonging Author : Amanda Cox Age : Adult Genres : Christian Contemporary Publication Date : September 8, 2020 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover |   Christian Book Synopsis : When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames--she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy's adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing. Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes