Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Falling for You by Becky Wade


5 Stars!
Wow! Just, wow! This book is beyond AMAZING! Having read and loved all of Becky's books to date, I knew I would enjoy this one, but it went above and beyond every single one of my expectations which I admit were incredibly high to begin with. I have no words to express just how much I loved every single thing about this book! 
Willow and Corbin were awesome main characters! I instantly liked Willow and found myself relating to her a lot more than I expected to. Corbin was hilarious, he had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. I loved watching them fall in love all over again, but I especially loved watching them both turn to God in all their beautiful brokenness. The pages of this book contain what  just may be my very favorite faith story of all Becky's books so far, it was phenomenal, grabbed my heart and would not let go! 
I also loved the twelve year old precocious tornado of fun and sarcasm that is Charlotte Dixon! She's such a riot, never a dull moment when she was on the page!
Another thing that I loved so, so much about Falling for You was the mystery the characters were investigating, it was so well written and just absolutely fabulously well done! 
I was pulled into the book from the first page, and to be honest I don't think I've truly left yet, nor am I likely to at any time in the near future! Have I mentioned that I loved this book?! I haven't? Well, shame on me because I LOVED IT SO MUCH I CAN'T HELP BUT GUSH! This one has a permanent spot on my keeper shelf, and is on my list of favorite reads of 2018! 
Read it, read it, READ IT! You won't be sorry! 


I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher to help promote it, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli


5 Stars!
Wow! How do I even begin to describe the amazingness that is this book?! Fair warning: this may be a short review as I am having a hard time finding words to do this fabulous book justice, but I will do my best. The Hidden Side is an absolutely incredible book that will take you on a journey that has the power to change your life! This isn't a light read, it features lots of hot-topics, but they are handled with grace and presented in such a way as to inspire great compassion in the reader, as well as being very moving and thought provoking, this would make a fabulous book club read! I loved reading this book, the historical and contemporary stories were both equally well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed them both. The faith story is absolutely phenomenal, God's truth and love leaps from every single page and straight into the reader's heart! 
I think I might have loved Heidi's debut, Freedom's Ring a tiny bit more than The Hidden Side, but I loved them both so much and they both have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf! 
Overall, I loved every moment I spent reading this book and I highly recommend it to all fans of stories that feature fabulous depth, powerful emotions, characters that feel so real they seem to jump right off the page, and a phenomenal faith story. The Hidden Side is one that is not to be missed! 


I received a copy of this book from the author, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman


3.5 Stars
I have very mixed feelings about this book. It was a good book, that I enjoyed reading, but I'm sorry to say that I didn't love it the way I did the first book in the series. After loving book one SOOO much I think perhaps my expectations were so insanely high that no book probably would have been able to live up to them. I did love the main characters Rick and Olivia, their faith stories and character growth were fabulous, and I loved watching them fall in love! There were a lot of parts of the book that were very interesting, and I adored getting to hang out again with the rest of the White Knights team. But, I kept feeling there weren't nearly as many suspense/action scenes as I was expecting. The suspense ramped up a lot near the ending which was perhaps my favorite part of the book, but it also sort of felt like it was a bit too little, too late at that point. 
Overall, while it didn't become a favorite I did still enjoy Kill Shot and look forward to reading the rest of the series.


I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert


5 Stars!
Katie Ganshert has been on my list of all time favorite authors ever since I discovered her first novel, shortly after it was published! While I love all of her previous novels, No One Ever Asked is, in my opinion the BEST novel she's written to date! Let me start by saying that this review may be kind of short, because I am having a hard time finding the words to describe just how much I loved this book, and I know that there is no possible way my review will come anywhere close to doing this amazing book justice, but I will do my best! Filled with a multitude of hot button topics this book is not a light read, it is a book that makes you think, a book that fills your heart with empathy and compassion, a book that takes you on a journey that WILL change your life! This book is exactly what the world needs, everyone should read this book. In my opinion No One Ever Asked should be required reading on the curriculum of every college (and perhaps high school, too) in America! 
I loved every minute of this book, these characters had me completely enthralled from page one and didn't let go until I finished the book, scratch that they still haven't let go, and I sincerely hope that they and their stories never fade from my mind and my heart! No One Ever Asked is one of the best books I've ever read (it impacted me in a way that no book other than To Kill a Mockingbird ever has) and it deserves every one of the awards I am certain it will receive! Mere words cannot describe how highly I recommend No One Ever Asked! Everyone, please, please read it! 
This book has the power to change the world, will you allow it to open your eyes and perhaps change the way you view the world? 


I received a copy of this book from the publisher, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Review: If I Live by Terri Blackstock


5 Stars!
I have loved this series since the beginning of book one, so needless to say I was super looking forward to this book! Wow, this book blew my mind! I did not want to stop reading! This book was just fabulous, the suspense was amazing as always, and the character growth and development throughout this series was absolutely phenomenal. Reading this book was like getting to spend time with old friends, I love both Casey and Dylan! I don't want to risk giving anything away, so I will end by saying that I loved every minute of this book, the ending was just so perfect! I highly recommend this book and series, but it's one that is definitely best read in order. 


I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review: Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn


4 Stars!
This was my first read by this author and it will definitely not be my last! I was first intrigued by the description, but I have to admit that what sealed the deal on me wanting to read it was the glowing endorsement from Lynette Eason (one of my all time favorite authors!) I was pulled into this book from page one and truly hated to set it down! Leigh and Ryan were fabulous main characters, I loved that they had known each other since they were children so they were friends first before beginning a romantic relationship! But, I think Gabe Chavez was my very favorite character, I loved him so much, he was just awesome and a total riot, he made me laugh so many times in this book! 
The faith story in this book was so real and very inspiring, it touched my heart and was one of my favorite parts of the book! 
The suspense in this book was very good, a bit predictable in places but that really didn't bother me, and I did not guess the identity of the villain before it was revealed, which was great! 
The only reasons I rated it four stars instead of five are: first, that there were a couple of plot threads that seemed (at least to me) they were left unconfirmed/not fully explained. Second, as the title of this series is Dive Team Investigations I was expecting quite a lot of diving scenes, and I was quite surprised and a bit disappointed that there was really only one dive scene, as I had hoped for more diving. 
Though these things did affect my rating, they did not in any way lessen my overall enjoyment of the novel! 
Overall, I really did love this book and look forward to reading more of Lynn's work! Beneath the Surface was a great start to a new series, I highly recommend it, and I am very much looking forward to the next book! 


I received a copy of this book from the publisher, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Review: Grace Restored by Toni Shiloh


5 Stars! 
Toni Shiloh is one of my all time favorite authors, I've read and loved all of her books to date. After meeting Guy and Michelle last year in the first book in the series, Returning Home, I was so looking forward to their story! I was absolutely not disappointed! Grace Restored is such a beautiful, moving, and incredibly amazing book, I know there is no way my review will come anywhere close to doing this fabulous book justice, but I will try. I was pulled into this story from the first page and hated to set it down, because I HAD to know what would happen next! I love the pace of Toni's writing, it's not too fast, but still things move right along, which I absolutely love and always makes the pages fly! Guy and Michelle each have so much hurt and pain in their past, and it was absolutely fantastic to watch them each start to heal and grow in their relationship with Jesus! And their romance was every bit as sweet and swoon-worthy as I knew it would be.
I also absolutely adored Guy's daughters, they were just too cute for words.
The faith story is one of my favorite parts of Toni's books, and I was totally blown away by the faith story in Grace Restored! I loved every minute of this book so much, and hated to see it end! Grace Restored is definitely a must read. 
I highly recommend this book as well as the first in the series, Returning Home to those who love Christian contemporary romance with a spectacular, deep faith story!
I cannot wait for Toni's next book, and I am super anticipating Chloe and Darryl's story! 

Note: this book is very clean, but due to some of the heavy subject matter I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone younger than 16. 


I received a copy of this book from the author, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.