The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels

The Words Between Us

What begins as a high school friendship involving a quarterback and a bookworm, soon becomes so much more. I adored this story and all of its mentions of classic works. It’s a slow burn that really makes you dig deep. With emotional scenes and troubled characters, it weaves a beautiful story of friendship, love, forgiveness Read more

You Belong With Me by Tari Faris

You Belong with Me (Restoring Heritage #1)

In her first novel, Tari Faris has created characters that are believable, a plot that is engaging and a romance that is worth the read. One of my favorite things about it is the setting of Heritage with it’s small town vibe and location by the water. There are many historic homes and Hannah is Read more

One Final Breath by Lynn Blackburn

One Final Breath (Dive Team Investigations, #3)

One Final Breath is the perfect finish for the Dive Team Investigations series! Once you start reading, you will stay up past your bedtime. Lynn Blackburn hits every button perfectly, from the diving to the suspense to the romance and friendship. I want to join the team and be a part of their circle of Read more

Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble

Strands of Truth

Colleen Coble does it again! This book is set in Dunedin, Florida which is not far from where I live. She did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the area, history and overall vibe of Florida. The story is one of mysterious crime and suspense but it feels a bit whimsical as well. Read more

Christmas By The Lighthouse by Rebecca Boxall

Christmas by the Lighthouse

Even though I read this book in July, the Christmas theme was not overwhelming and did not hinder my reading in the middle of summer. Although the story begins with sadness and brokenness, you will begin to feel the joy and warmth of the story as you keep reading. I wasn’t really sure what to Read more

Deadly Intentions by Lisa Harris

Deadly Intentions

Couldn’t put this one down! Deadly Intentions is full of suspense, twists, and secrets. It does have a hint of romance, but it is heavier on the suspense and crime plot. I truly enjoyed this read! Caitlyn is a scientist and when another co-worker ends up dead with an unlikely reason, she begins to have Read more

Vow of Justice by Lynette Eason

Vow of Justice (Blue Justice, #4)

As with the entire Blue Justice series, Vow of Justice, brings the action, drama and romance. The St. John family is one of my favorite aspects of the series. It brings about the devotion of family and importance of family ties. In this book, Lincoln is an FBI Special Agent who is left without a Read more

Summer at Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale

Summer at Firefly Beach

Sweet summer read that will leave you with all of the warm and fuzzies. Hallie heads back to Firefly Beach and her Aunt Clara’s beach home. The excitement of summer becomes dim with Aunt Clara’s death. She has left a bucket list in her will for Hallie to complete in order to receive her inheritance. Read more

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

The House on Foster Hill

Taken from the first chapter of The House on Foster Hill, ” Death had a way of creeping up on a soul” and “There was nothing worse than seeing the casing of a soul that had drifted into eternity, knowing the body would return to dust while the life lived became a tin-plated photograph with Read more

Between Two Shores

Between Two Shores

When I received this book to review in the mail, I could not stop staring at the cover. It is stunning from the font chosen for the title, to the images woven together to create a glimpse into the story. While reading I would glance back at it as the story unfolded and I began Read more

The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey

The Killing Tide

With a series title of Coastal Guardians and the book title of The Killing Tide, it was a for sure add to my reading list. Dani Pettrey is an author I have read time and time again. She does a superb job of writing suspenseful romance and creating series where you learn about all of Read more

Kingdom Files: Who Was Jonah?

My daughters enjoyed reading these “Who Was” from Biblical times. It is filled with facts and information about Jonah. If you have a child who enjoys reading the Who Was series about historical characters, they will enjoy reading the similar books but with Biblical characters and faith facts. As a parent I am glad something Read more

The Southern Belle Brides Collection

The Southern Belle Brides Collection

Southern Belle’s and hospitality both go hand in hand with Old South. There is plenty of sweet in this book but also full of sass. I always enjoy reading stories set in the southern states with its deep history around the Civil War time period. Each character is unique and have very different backgrounds. I Read more

The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection

The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection

Dickens is an author I own many vintage copies of in my library. These 9 stories of Christmas brides during the Victorian Era are right in line with that vintage feel. Each story glides through time right into the 1900’s. Charming, romantic and predictable but all with a wonderful Christmas vibe. Grab a blanket, cup Read more

The Cost of Betrayal by Pettrey, Henderson and Eason

The Cost of Betrayal

When not one but three of your favorite authors come together for a suspense novella, it’s a must read! I have yet to read a book that I didn’t love by these three authors of romantic suspense. The three novellas do not intertwine, so each is a unique story. You may however recognize characters involved Read more