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Since You've Been Gone by Tari Faris {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : Since You've Been Gone Author : Tari Faris Series : Restoring Heritage #3 Age : Adult Genres : Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction Publication Date : September 7, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : Leah Williams is back in the quaint town of Heritage, Michigan, and ready to try again to make her business a success. But blank slates are hard to come by, and a piece of her past is waiting for her there. Heir to the Heritage Fruits company, Jonathan Kensington is the guy who not only made Leah's past difficult, he also seems determined to complicate her present as well. Jon is trying to prove to the Heritage Fruits board that he, not his manipulative uncle, should be running the business. The board insists Jon find a new owne
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A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : A Midnight Dance Author : Joanna Davidson Politano Series : Standalone Age : Adult Genres : Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Romance Publication Date : September 7, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : All theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most--and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.  Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own tra

Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : Beyond the Tides Author : Liz Johnson Series : Prince Edward Island Shores #1 Age : Adult Genres : Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction Publication Date : August 3, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : When Meg Whitaker's father decides to sell the family's lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she's never had any interest in running the small fleet--or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness--she can't stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago. Oliver isn't proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out o

Under the Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : Under the Bayou Moon Author : Valerie Fraser Luesse Series : Standalone Age : Adult Genres : Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction Publication Date : August 3, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase :  Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : Restless with the familiarity of her Alabama home, Ellie Fields accepts a teaching job in a tiny Louisiana town deep in bayou country. Though rightfully suspicious of outsiders, who have threatened both their language and their culture, most of the people in tiny Bernadette, Louisiana, come to appreciate the young and idealistic schoolteacher as a boon to the town. She's soon teaching just about everyone--and coming up against opposition from both the school board and a politician with ulterior motives.  Acclimating to a whole ne

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette {Book Review}

Happy release day to Connilyn Cossette!!! It's the release of her phenomenal follow-up sequel and conclusion of The Covenant House duology!  If you have not yet read To Dwell Among the Cedars, book one, do so! You will want to read that before diving head first into this beautiful story.  Keeping reading for my thoughts and my reading vlog! Title : Between the Wild Branches Author : Connilyn Cossette Series : The Covenant House #2 Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction Publication Date : July 6, 2021 Publisher : Bethany House Source : eARC & Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover |  Christian Book Synopsis : Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the h

Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar {Book Review}

Hey Gems!!! Back with a highly anticipated release and review!! I got the opportunity to be apart of the launch team for Tessa Afshar once again! We know how much I love her books and writing. I received a complimentary copy ( both an advanced readers copy and a finished copy ) of Jewel of the Nile from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. I also did pre-order my own copy as well. First before we dive in, let me just say happy release day to Tessa and Jewel of the Nile... Now let's dive into my review and thoughts on this beauty... Title : Jewel of the Nile Author : Tessa Afshar Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction Publication Date : June 1, 2021 Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers Source : e-ARC; Paperback Purchase :  Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book Synopsis : Whispered secrets about her parents' past take on new urgency for Ch

The Paris Betrayal by James R. Hannibal {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel.  Title : The Paris Betrayal Author : James R. Hannibal Age : Adult Genres : Christian Fiction, Suspense, Thriller Publication Date : May 4, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N   Synopsis : After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance--reserved for incompetents and traitors. Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained h

Castle of Refuge by Melanie Dickerson {Blog Tour}

Huge thank you to both JustReads Tours and Thomas Nelson for having me on this tour! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. Keep reading for my thoughts! Title : Castle of Refuge Author : Melanie Dickerson Series : The Dericott Tales #2 Age : YA Genres : Christiaan Fiction, Fairytale Retelling, Historical Fiction Publication Date : June 1, 2021 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : ARC Purchase : Hardcover | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N   Synopsis : Audrey is a viscount’s daughter who has suffered her sister Maris’s cruel, jealous behavior all her life. An act of malice led their father to send Maris to a convent, but Audrey was still left with scars. Three years later, Audrey’s father is determined to marry off his damaged daughter, and Maris is returning. Desperate, Audrey sneaks away. However, life outside her home is dangerous, and she soon finds hersel