A RELUCTANT BRIDE: THE BRIDE SHIPS, BOOK ONE, by Jody Hedlund, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

  Living in London's poorest slum, Mercy Wilkins harbors little hope for a better life. So when she's offered the opportunity to join a bride ship sailing to British Columbia, she agrees. The journey abroad is her only prospect to escape a bleak future—both for herself and to help her sister, who's suffering in a … Continue reading A RELUCTANT BRIDE: THE BRIDE SHIPS, BOOK ONE, by Jody Hedlund, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

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PETALS OF A ROSE, by Alley Mcintosh, Self-Published

  This is a collection of poems and short stories about the life of my grandmother which talks about several real world issues with a focus on cancer. 79 Pages Out June 2019 MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I do not normally read poetry unless it's by a … Continue reading PETALS OF A ROSE, by Alley Mcintosh, Self-Published

A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO, by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking, Penguin Random House

International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay's latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who … Continue reading A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO, by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking, Penguin Random House

BETWEEN THE ORANGE GROVES, by Nadia Marks, Pan Macmillan Publishers

In a small village, set among the wild mountains of Cyprus, two families of different faiths share a seemingly unbreakable friendship based on mutual respect and deep affection. Mothers and daughters share their daily secrets, fathers and sons support each other as they live their lives between the fragrant pine trees and orange groves. It's … Continue reading BETWEEN THE ORANGE GROVES, by Nadia Marks, Pan Macmillan Publishers

WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE, by Amanda Dykes, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for … Continue reading WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE, by Amanda Dykes, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

ON A SUMMER TIDE, THREE SISTERS ISLAND, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Revell, Baker Publishing Group

When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing new life into it, Camden Grayson thinks hes lost his mind. An unexpected event sends Cam to his rescue, and she discovers the island has its own way of living . . . and loving. 320 Pages Out April … Continue reading ON A SUMMER TIDE, THREE SISTERS ISLAND, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Revell, Baker Publishing Group

CRUSHED, by Kate Hamer, Faber & Faber

'Mesmerising, compulsive, deliciously dark - and so good on the complex and thorny bond between friends. Kate Hamer's writing is incandescent.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to … Continue reading CRUSHED, by Kate Hamer, Faber & Faber

STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help. When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and … Continue reading STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

ALL THE WAYS HOME, by Elsie Chapman, Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan

  Sometimes, home isn’t where you expect to find it. After losing his mom in a fatal car crash, Kaede Hirano–now living with a grandfather who is more stranger than family–developed anger issues and spent his last year of middle school acting out. Best-friendless and critically in danger repeating the seventh grade, Kaede is given … Continue reading ALL THE WAYS HOME, by Elsie Chapman, Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan

A RELUCTANT BELLE: THE DAUGHTRY HOUSE SERIES, BOOK #2, by Beth White, Revell Books

With the Civil War over, Mississippi Belle Joelle Daughtry wants to establish a school to teach freed slaves. But she might have to form an alliance with her childhood nemesis and reveal her deepest secret to make changes in her world and her heart. Out June 2019 368 Pages MY THOUGHTS: I received this book … Continue reading A RELUCTANT BELLE: THE DAUGHTRY HOUSE SERIES, BOOK #2, by Beth White, Revell Books