Blackberry Beach – A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon

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I am completely charmed by Hope Harbor and a visit to Blackberry Beach is exactly what I needed!

And, there’s not one, but two romances to root for!

One of my favorite things about this story is that, for a contemporary read, there are no brand names, no pop culture and no trends. Hannon wrote these endearing characters to live in the world but not be of the world.  It’s both welcomed and refreshing!

If you’re a fan taco trucks, sweet romances and a bonded pair of seagulls, then Blackberry Beach is the book for you!

I’m so glad to have read this story and totally recommend it!  Blackberry Beach releases on April 6, 2021.  Preorder your copy today at Baker Book House or Christian Book .   You’ll be glad you did!

And, P.S. – be on the lookout for a cameo appearance from a famous author!  😉😊

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.  A positive review was not required.  Opinions expressed are completely my own.

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Shadows of the White City – Windy City Saga Book Two by Jocelyn Green

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I’m so thrilled to have read this book!

The attention to detail is impressive, painting a vivid picture of the harsh streets of Chicago, the majesty of the World’s Fair and the charming Corner Books and More.  Sylvie, Kristof and Rose’s stories are filled with emotion, with a beautiful faith message and reminders of God’s love.

Shadows of the White City is filled with many surprises!  You won’t be able to put this story down!

While it’s not completely necessary to read the first book in this series (Veiled in Smoke) you totally should because it was equally as captivating!  I cannot wait until the final book is available, I’m guessing, in 2022!  I’m glad Jocelyn Green has several books on her backlog for me to enjoy while I wait!

FIVE STARS!  Shadows of the White City is available now!  Visit Baker Book House or Christian Book to purchase your copy!  You’ll be glad you did!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers.  A positive review was not required.  Opinions expressed are completely my own.

New to Me Authors – 2020 Edition

Hello and welcome back!

Here are the New-To-Me authors I enjoyed reading books from last year!

Julie Klassen
The Bridge to Belle Island
A Castaway in Cornwall

Nicole Deese
Before I Called You Mine

Irene Hannon
Starfish Pier – A Hope Harbor Novel

Tammy L. Gray
Love and a Little White Lie

Teresa Tysinger
Suddenly Forever – A Laurel Cove Romance

Susan Anne Mason
A Haven for Her Heart – Redemption’s Light Book One

I totally recommend these books and look forward to more from these authors!

Thanks for checking in!
~ Jennifer

Courting Misfortune – The Joplin Chronicles Book One by Regina Jennings

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Courting Misfortune is the first book in a fun new series from Regina Jennings!

When a rookie Pinkerton agent and a young pastor with good intentions find themselves working together, humorous misunderstandings lead to trouble!  Fans of historical romance with spunky (and eccentric!) characters, rich historical details and a strong Christian message will enjoy this story!

Courting Misfortune is available now!  Purchase your copy from Christian Book or Baker Book House today!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Regina Jennings and Bethany House Publishers.  A positive review was not required.  Opinions expressed are completely my own.

The Promised Land by Elizabeth Musser

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Book Blurb from Goodreads:

With her oldest son taking a gap year in Europe, her aging father losing his sight and his memory, and her husband of twenty years announcing that he’s leaving her, Abbie Bartholomew Jowett is surrounded by overwhelming loss.

Desperate to mend her marriage and herself, she follows her son, Bobby, to walk the famed Camino pilgrimage. During their journey they encounter Rasa, an Iranian woman working in secret helping other refugees, and Caroline, a journalist who is studying pilgrims on the Camino while searching for answers from her broken past.

Each individual has their own reasons for the pilgrimage, but together they learn that the Camino strips you bare and calls you into deep soul-searching that can threaten all your best laid plans.

My Thoughts:
Engaging, enjoyable and filled with emotion.  Appreciated the rotating first person, present tense point of views.  My first time reading Elizabeth Musser and I’m excited for more!

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Available now at Baker Book House or Christian Book .

I received a complimentary advanced electronic copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. A positive review was not required. Opinions expressed are completely my own.

Debut Christian Fiction Authors – Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Debut Authors Class of 2020!

Here are the six debut novels I enjoyed this year, in the order in which they were read:

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A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy

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The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

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Fishers of Menace – Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series #1 by Wendy Heuvel

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The Sowing Season by Katie Powner

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Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green

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The Dress Shop on King Street – Heirloom Secrets Book One by Ashley Clark

I am definitely looking forward to more from these talented ladies!  I’m happy to recommend these great books!

Til next time!
~ Jennifer

The Dress Shop on King Street – Heirloom Secrets Book One by Ashley Clark

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Oh my goodness, this story was wonderful!  I couldn’t put it down!

It’s heartbreaking, warm, tender, vibrant, witty – everything!  It’s SO good!  I honestly adored every single character and the entire plot!  I can’t recommend this enough!

Read this book!  FIVE STARS for The Dress Shop on King Street!

Purchase your copy of The Dress Shop on King Street from Baker Book House today!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers.  A positive review was not required.  Opinions expressed are completely my own.

A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen

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A Castaway in Cornwall has one of the best book covers for 2020!

Is this story as lovely as its cover?

Yes.  Yes, it is.

Sometimes it’s difficult to write a review, because honestly, all I want to do is tell everyone they need to read this book.

So, that’s what I’m doing.  Read this book!

This story has it all – romance, intrigue, vibrant characters and poetic storytelling in a mysterious, dreamy setting!

I absolutely recommend this book!

A Castaway in Cornwall is available now – visit Baker Book House or Christian Book to purchase your copy!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Julie Klassen and Bethany House Publishers.  A positive review was not required.  Opinions expressed are completely my own.

Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green

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Amy Lynn Green’s debut epistolary novel, Things We Didn’t Say, is a well researched story, with an impressive attention to detail.  It was easy to get lost in time while reading the letters, notes and news articles shared.

While Johanna struggles with her faith and fitting in, she hopes for social acceptance of those she’s come to know at the POW camp.  Her words are sometimes over-the-top, and it’s her friend Peter’s voice of reason that calms the storm.  The contrast of their personalities really balanced the storytelling nicely.

Things We Didn’t Say takes a unique approach to fiction and I’m excited to see what Amy Green writes next!  This book is available now at www.christianbook.com or www.bakerbookhouse.com .

While I did receive a complimentary electronic copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley, I purchased my own paperback, which is the version that was read for this review.  Had I finished the NetGalley copy, a positive review would not have been required.  All opinions expressed are completely my own.