While home on furlough, missionary Emily Durham takes a summer job as a
nanny to two adopted children. But it's not the happy family situation
she expected. She finds herself caught not only in the middle of family
problems but actual danger. Someone wants the children's father out of
the picture. Dillion Brewington is asked by his brother to help look
after the children as well as the new nanny. Little did he know that
Emily would be such a distraction. Her lively and loving personality
captivates him. As Emily and Dillion work together to figure out who is
behind the attempts, their feelings begin to grow. Emily will be leaving
again soon for the mission field and though it will just about kill
her, she knows this is what God wants her to do, or is it?
author has such a gift for delivering a great story with great
characters, a great message, which is always grounded in Biblical truth
and on top of that, great suspense. The story starts off with a punch
and continues to hold your attention all the way through to see how it
all turns out. I particularly appreciated the spiritual encouragement of
daily putting on the armor of God to face each day fully prepared.
Great advice. I admit, I was hoping we would visit with some of the
other Durham family members but there was only a mention of them here
and there. Devoted Mission is part of The Ozark Durham Series but could
easily be read as a stand alone.
Regina Beswick is just a normal southern, small-town girl or so she
thinks. She left her job with a big firm to invest, with a friend, in a
small business of restoring old cars. Everything in her life seems great
until Tanner Burkhardt shows up. He's the Minister of Culture for the
Grand Duchy of Hessenberg and is sent to tell Regina who she really is
and bring her home to Hessenberg. The entail between Brighton and
Hessenberg is almost up and they need Regina sworn-in as Princess or
Hessenberg loses its independence from Brighton Kingdom forever. But
things don't go very smoothly as someone in their midst doesn't want
Regina to take the oath. Regina must decide whether she will restore old
cars or restore an old nation. As Tanner and Regina work together and
learn more about her ancestors, the more they discover their strong
feelings for each other.
What would it be like to be going about
your life and all of a sudden you discover you're a long lost princess?
This story deals with that situation in a humorous and touching way.
It's the second book in the Royal Weddings Series and a really fun
story. In the first book you learn about Hessenberg and who the heir is.
This story picks up at that point. I loved Regina. She was very
down-to-earth and had a great sense of humor. So many times I found
myself laughing out loud. Tanner was a great guy. So caring and
understanding despite the emotional pain he was dealing with. Together
they made the pages come to life. Actually, all the characters felt
alive enough to walk right off the page. I love a story with living
breathing characters. Along the way, you learn of Hessenberg's history
through the grandmother's voice, which I thought was well done. There
was a few 'divine' moments that didn't really feel realistic to me but
it did add a certain magic to the story. The idea of stepping out of our
comfort zone and trusting the Lord completely for direction, was well
done. It's a scary thing but the Lord's way is always best. It was also
great fun to see Nathaniel and Susanna again. If you enjoy a fun,
take-me-away kind of story, then kick your shoes off, put your feet up
and enjoy your trip to Hessenberg to meet a "Princess Ever After".
*This complimentary copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Series: Royal Wedding Series Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Zondervan (February 4, 2014) ISBN-10: 0310315506 ISBN-13: 978-0310315506
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Susanna Truitt is about to marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom.
In the busyness of training to be royalty, learning her duties and the
kingdom's business as well as getting to know the people, Susanna begins
to have doubts about whether an ordinary Georgian girl has any right to
marry a king, especially when things are not going as planned.
Nathaniel's attention seems to be on everything else except her. Has he
changed his mind? Now Parliament has decreed that Susanna must renounce
her US citizenship before the wedding. Nathaniel loves Susanna and would
do anything for her. He knows what marrying him means and all she'll be
giving up for him. Susanna decides to return home to St. Simon's
Island, Georgia to try to work through her niggling doubts. Nathaniel's
not sure she'll ever return. After much contemplation he puts together a
plan to once again win over the heart of the only woman he's ever
I LOVED this very contemplative yet deeply romantic tale.
We first met Susanna in 'Once Upon a Prince' and 'A March Bride' picks
up where that left off. I was completely enthralled in the story and
just about read it completely in one sitting. It's one of those stories
that just draws you in completely and holds you there until the very
end. What would it be like to marry a king? What are all the emotions
surrounding that situation. It sounds like the stuff dreams are made of
but is it really? You could certainly understand Susanna's reservations.
What would you do if you were in her shoes? I absolutely loved
Nathaniel. He was truly a prince of a king!!! There was some great
spiritual wisdom tucked inside this wonderful story. You really have to
read it to fully appreciate it. I hated to see it end but I must say,
it's one I will definitely read again. I would love to see a story about
Nathanial's brother, Colin and Susanna's sister, Avery, hint - hint!!!
There was enough background given that you could enjoy this as a
stand-alone but for a richer experience I would encourage you to read
'Once Upon a Prince' first. Need a quick romantic get-away? Then grab
your latte, a comfortable chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the
first-class trip! I know I did!
*This complimentary copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Marek Moretti is an undercover agent who's somewhat of a maverick. When
he's injured in a covert operation he's forced into taking time off with
only the promise of a desk job to return to. He is headed for the
Triple-M ranch where his half brother Micah resides to rest and recover.
A private nurse name Arielle Lebreque is hired to look after Marek. She
is a beautiful gal who's also a bit bossy which will help keep Marek in
line. They are attracted to each other which complicates the situation.
Marek is not a commitment kind of guy and Arielle wants the complete
commitment package. Can God use two very different people to accomplish
This is the second installment in the Moretti Men
Series and once again finds us hanging out at the Triple-M. Micah and
Marek are getting a little better acquainted. Marek is a 'rough' kind of
guy mainly because of his work. Arielle is a nice woman who, because of
a man, has very low self esteem. She feels she would never be able to
have a loving relationship, especially with Marek. Marek is definitely
attracted to his beautiful nurse but he can't give her what she truly
longs for. Then a big black horse named Midnight Myth takes Marek for an
unexpected ride. A ride he would never forget and one that would change
his life forever. We learn, along with the Marek, that though we
like to control things, everything works out best when we let the Lord
have control. Easier said than done though! So how does it all turn out?
Well, you'll just have to head on down to the Triple-M and see for
yourself. Have a safe journey, y'all!
*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Ten years ago Jana Cooper left her husband Blake and took their daughter
with her. Now she's back to ask Blake for help with their daughter who
is ill, but she is also hoping she can have a second chance with the
only man she's ever loved. She has changed but she will have to find a
way to prove to Blake that this time she's returned for good. Blake
Cooper has spent the last ten years looking for his daughter and angry
with Jana for leaving with only a note on the counter. Now she's back
and of course he will do anything to help his daughter but how is he
suppose to sort out his feelings about Jana. He definitely still has
feelings for her and he's still very attracted to her but how can he
ever trust her not to leave again? His heart couldn't take it!
excellent addition to the Cooper Creek series. This was such an
endearing story, one that will keep you reading from the first page to
the last. The idea of a wife leaving her husband with their child and
being gone ten years was something that was hard for me to understand,
but, I know we all make bad choices, some are bigger than others. I
really appreciated how Blake handled it all and I loved watching Blake
and Jana interact. The chemistry between them was so rich. I
really liked the way they tried to deal with the situation in a loving
rather than bitter type way. God can change hearts and use even messy
situations for His glory. Going to Dawson and especially Cooper Creek,
is always like making a trip home and seeing old friends. Angie Cooper
is always cooking up a meal and the boys are always buying cattle,
breaking horses or welcoming a new foal. I just love the Cooper Family.
In fact all the folks in Dawson are warm and loving people. If you
haven't been to Dawson yet and gotten acquainted with them, you don't
know what you're missing. When you get a chance to go, be sure to stop
by the Mad Cow for a slice of Vera's famous pie, and tell 'em I said
*This complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Series: Love InspiredCooper Creek Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Love Inspired (January 21, 2014) ISBN-10: 0373878656 ISBN-13: 978-0373878659
more information about this book or other books by this author (she has
a nice list of the books in order) I encourage you to visit her website
Timbrel Hogan is a handler at A Breed Apart. Her partner is a
bullmastiff named Beowulf who works as an explosive detection dog.
Timbrel also claims Beo is the only 'boy' for her. Tony 'Candyman' Van
Allen has been actively pursuing Timbrel but she just won't budge. To
make masters worse, Beowulf is always growling at him. Timbrel has major
trust issues when it comes to men and Tony just can't get her to
understand she can trust him. While on a mission together in Afghanistan
things don't go as planned. When the team comes under fire and tragedy
strikes, Tony and Timbrel's lives are changed forever, and not only
that, but now they must find proof that something really big is going
An excellent conclusion to the A Breed Apart Series. I was
really looking forward to this story especially after reading Talon. The
chemistry between Hogan and Timbrel really shines through in this
story. They couldn't be more opposite but watching them work (or should I
say argue) through lot situations was actually encouraging. You get to
know Timbrel's background and can understand why she was the way she
was. Tony was just a great guy; one that would be easy to trust, unless
you're Timbrel! I fell in love with Beo. His personality gave me so many
laughs but it was also fascinating 'watching' him work. There were so
many layers to this story that you really need to read it to appreciate
the complexity of it. All through the story you see God's hand at work
even in the moments that break your heart. To me that's great writing!
This is definitely a book that is hard to put down once you pick it up; it keeps you totally engaged and on your toes! This author consistently
delivers the 'Rapid Fire Fiction' she promises in her tag line. To gain
the most comprehensive reading experience, I highly recommend reading
this series in order.
*This complimentary copy was provided by Barbour through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Series: A Breed Apart (Book 3) Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Barbour Publishing Inc. (January 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 1616266392 ISBN-13: 978-1616266394
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