Sunday, December 27, 2015


Holly Morgan loved Josh Bowen more than life itself but ended things with him so he could be free to pursue a successful future.  Now he's back in Martinsburg, Texas, to be best man at his friend’s wedding.  The wedding is to take place at the church where Holly is the wedding coordinator. Working together to create a beautiful wedding for their friends has caused long denied feelings to stir.  Josh is afraid to open his heart to Holly again after being hurt. Holly’s never shared with him the reason she broke it off.  Now she’s trying to decide whether to tell Josh why or let things be.  Over the years their thoughts have been only for each other.  Will Holly tell Josh the truth about why she broke up with him and will Josh risk his heart once again to see if they can forge a future together?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and once you read it, you will see the title works perfectly.  I must say that though this is a novella it really didn't read like one.  I felt fully satisfied from beginning to end.  I loved getting to know Josh and Holly.  You could feel the pull between them, which I always enjoy.  I loved how they interacted with each other.  I actually enjoyed all the characters and felt they were well fleshed out for such a short story.  This author has an easy writing style that pulls you into the story and holds your attention all the way through.  As I was reading, I was thinking about the verse that says God works all things together for good.  It was a good reminder to this reader.  If you're looking for a quick romantic fix with two lovable characters, then I would definitely recommend Love in the Details.

*This complimentary copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Friday, December 4, 2015


All Is Calm - All is Bright are two wonderful Christmas romantic suspense stories that are in connection with the Lonestar Series and Hope Beach Series though you can easily enjoy them as stand alone reads.

All Is Calm
Lauren Everman seeks refuge at the Bluebird Ranch after she witnesses a murder but also to save a horse. As a foster child who once experienced Bluebird Ranch first hand, she knows what a sweet haven it is. Lauren offers to help Rick and Allie with the horses and also with kids who want to learn to ride. Carly, a little five year who's shy and quiet, tugs at Lauren's heart. Brendan Waddell finds himself at Bluebird Ranch over holidays to rest and recover from a gunshot wound. When Brendan and Lauren meet the attraction is strong. As they work together to find the truth as well as give Carly a very special Christmas, the attraction turns to something a little deeper. The killer, however, just might not allow Lauren to celebrate Christmas.

All Is Calm is a Christmas story Colleen Coble style with mystery, suspense and of course romance! You are immediately drawn into the story and don't want to put it down until the very end. I loved getting to know Lauren, Brendan and little Carly, all of whom were fully fleshed out. You'll find lots of great chemistry between Brendan and Lauren which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was such fun to return to the ranch and catch up with Rick and Allie again. A message of faith and trust in God is woven throughout the story, which I appreciated. Though this is a novella, to me it didn't feel that way. Other than wanting the story to continue, I felt completely satisfied. So, if you're looking for a quick Christmas read with mystery, suspense and romance, I recommend you head on over to the Bluebird Ranch, where All Is Calm...or is it??

All Is Bright
Delilah Carter is manager of Tidewater Inn and loves it.  She is planning a Christmas wedding for her friends and goes out to gather some supplies.  On the way back to the Inn she's run off the road and her car plunges into the ocean.  She escapes with her life but then begins receiving strange phone calls.  Sheriff Tom Bourne has always liked Delilah and feels a strong need to protect her.  He also wants to grant her a special Christmas surprise.  But first he must figure out who's behind the attack and threats.

All Is Bright is a great Christmas romantic suspense.  Once you pick it up, you'll have a hard time putting it down.  You'll feel very at home visiting Tidewater Inn.  Romance and danger both scent the salt water air.  As always, with Colleen's books,  you'll find wonderful chemistry between Tom and Delilah.  You'll also get caught up with the other Hope Beach folks.  There is always an underlying faith message in this authors stories but it's not overpowering or preachy.  Though this is a novella, you'll feel completely satisfied.  So, you like romantic suspense and want something quick to read! I recommend a visit to Tidewater Inn, where All Is Bright...or is it??

*This complimentary copy was provided by Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

For more information about this book or other books by Colleen Coble, I recommend you visit her website at For information about this book or other books by Colleen Coble, I recommend you visit her website site at

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Almost Like Being in Love
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Traces of Guilt
The Stronghold
Close to You
Protecting Her Daughter
The Goodbye Bride
The Rancher's First Love
Reclaiming His Past
Keeper of the Stars
Cold Shot
Mermaid Moon
Thin Ice
Buried Secrets
Murder at Black Lake
Christmas With Miss Austen
Falling Like Snowflakes
Married 'til Monday
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