Sunday, November 13, 2016

Review: Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

5 Stars! 
It's hard to believe that in my four and a half years of reviewing books I have only read one other book by Nancy Mehl (the first book in her Road to Kingdom series!) which I loved and have been wanting to read more of her books, but other books just kept taking priority. But when I heard about this new series, I knew I had to read it! And I am beyond thrilled to say that I loved this book from beginning to end! It did have a bit of a different feel to it than other romantic suspense books I've read but I loved that about it. I also loved that, while there was a romance it didn't seem (at least to me anyway) that it was the major focus of the book, which I found to be totally awesome and refreshing and a nice change of pace! The majority of the plot focused on the mystery and suspense and let me just say that with as many suspense books as I have read it is very difficult to surprise me but this book threw numerous curveballs at me that I totally didn't see coming! This book was just so good, I could see it playing out in my mind's-eye like a TV show or movie! 
I really liked that this story dropped us right into the action and then let us get to know the characters through their thoughts as well as their actions as the story progressed. 
I don't want to risk giving anything away so I will just say that I loved every minute of this book and hated to see it end! I cannot wait for the next book in the series! I highly recommend Fatal Frost to all fans of Christian romantic suspense. 

I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers. No review required. The above is my honest opinion, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Review: A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

5 Stars!
I have loved this series since I read the first page of Once Upon a Prince, though it has been quite a while since I was first introduced to the Truitt sisters and quite honestly I had completely forgotten about Avery and Colin, that is until I read the description of this book. I suddenly remembered how much I loved Avery and Colin and how much I'd wished for their story to be told at the time I read the first book in the series! Needless to say I knew this was a book that I HAD to read and I am thrilled to be able to say that I loved every minute of it! It was wonderful to see how much Avery and Colin have both grown and matured as characters since we first met them. They both had so many obstacles to overcome and I was cheering for them the entire time. I don't want to give anything so I will just say that I know I can always count on the spiritual message of Rachel's books to be very moving to read as well as drawing me closer to God, and this book was no different, the message nearly brought me to tears of joy several different times! 
Christmas in Brighton Kingdom is always so magical and I loved getting a chance to visit again! This book reminded me how much I love this series and filled me with the desire to re-read the whole series ASAP! 
I was so glad that this book had an epilogue, it was quite different from any that I have come across before but it was great and I loved it! It was sad to say goodbye to these characters that truly have become like dear friends, but I am very much looking forward to whatever Rachel Hauck writes next. Who knows, perhaps it will be about the next generation of Brighton Royals?!
I can't think of anything else to say except that this book was fabulous, I loved every minute of it and as with the rest of the Royal Wedding series I look forward to re-reading it many times in the future!
I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series, though I think you may want to read Once Upon a Prince before this one, but the entire series is so fabulous that if you haven't yet then you should totally read them all!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. No review was required. The above is my honest opinion, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: Haunting Joy: Book 2 by Lena Goldfinch

4 Stars! 
I've read a few of this author's books including the first Haunting Joy book and enjoyed all of them. I don't generally read stories that feature ghosts but I was really surprised how much I enjoyed the first book so I was quite excited to be given the opportunity to read Haunting Joy book 2. I really liked this sequel to Haunting Joy. I liked the growth and maturity that we get to see in Joy's character, I felt like she had grown up in a lot of ways since the first book and it was really cool how she finally started to see herself the way other people see her! There were several pieces of the first book that were mentioned as Joy remembered them, which I thought was great because it had been a long time since I read the first book and there were a lot of things I had forgotten. I liked that we got to see Nick and Joy's relationship develop more, and that it felt really believable to me. 
I found it really interesting that this new ghost that is haunting Joy can't remember how he died so she has to help find out that information, I also liked how his influence sort of rubbed off on Joy a bit. And you probably wouldn't think so but I found reading about the ghost following Joy around and bantering with her to be very fun and even quite humorous at times. 
Overall, this was a really good read that I really enjoyed. I highly recommend it but think you may want to read Haunting Joy book 1 before this.

I received a copy of this book from the author, no review was required. The above is my honest opinion, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.