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More Than A Marriage by Amy Lillard

More Than a Marriage by Amy Lillard

More Than A Marriage by Amy Lillard

 This is a more modern Amish story and I liked it! This young couple has found that a job outside of the Amish community and the cell phone that the husband needs to check in with his boss causes a rift in their marriage.. I enjoyed the true to life situations in this Amish romance.


ABOUT THE BOOK:    In the close-knit Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, a women’s quilting circle welcomes a new member who is struggling to keep her marriage together—or let it go . . .

Quiet and unassuming Tess Smiley is new to Wells Landing. She is also newly married to Jacob Smiley. But already she is finding that married life isn’t the gentle union of contented devotion she had envisioned. Rather, the old-fashioned qualities that had endeared her to Jacob have become a source of inner confusion. As his father did with his wife, Jacob has begun treating Tess like a servant, taking her for granted, no longer surprising her with little presents. And once he began his job at the Englisch shed company, he has become more interested in his company smartphone than in spending time with Tess . . .

Jacob can’t see what Tess is upset about and continues his boorish ways, ignoring her pleas to attend marriage classes. Tess loves Jacob with all her heart, but it’s her heart that tells her she must take a stand. With surprising determination, she asks for help from her new community and is welcomed into the home of her friend Clara Rose and her husband Obie. Only then does Jacob begin to see how deeply his behavior has hurt Tess. But is he too late? He may be contrite, but he will need to show much more than that to win her love all over again . . .

I requested a copy from NetGalley and my review is voluntary.

Mountain Christmas Brides, collection

Mountain Christmas Brides: Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Faith and Love in the Rocky Mountains   This nine author collection takes place in the late 1800’s and centered around nine couples who find that Christmas was the perfect time to fall in love. I really enjoyed how the stories were connected, yet still a story all of their own. Getting snowed in during a blizzard with a person that can turn it into a romantic start to a relationship, loved it!! These authors know how to make it happen.. I couldn’t pick a favorite because I enjoyed everyone of them!   I requested a copy through NetGalley.

Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

This is a wonderful continuation of the series. The ladies are still building the community and the love is really felt through how they all care and work together. A wedding, an accident, disability and the struggles of recovery made this a close up and real family life story. The author puts a lot of characters in this book and makes them all interesting and like family! I really enjoyed this Amish family oriented story.

Slender Reeds by Texie Susan Gregory

Slender Reeds by Texie Susan Gregory

This is the story of Jochebed, mother of three formidable leaders: Miriam, Aaron, and Moses. I enjoyed this Historical, Biblical fiction story. The author gives us a story of what the daily life of Jochebed and her family could have been like. So descriptive, the lessons in faith, love and hope made this a pleasure to read and made this story come to life. I enjoyed this book and if you like Biblical fiction, I think you will too.

I requested a copy from NetGalley and Barbour Publishing.


Trapped beneath 400 years of Egypt’s injustices, the Hebrew people await deliverance from generations of Egyptian slavery. But while it is still dark, God is at work. Young Jochebed is unaware the Master Weaver is preparing her to mother three formidable leaders: Miriam, Aaron, and Moses. Shiphrah, the half-Egyptian midwife tasked to kill Hebrew male newborns, remembers childhood stories of a merciful God and cannot resist His call on her life.

Two women, each following the dangerous path God has set before them—this is their story.

Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries #3) by Mary Ellis

Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries #3)

In Magnolia Moonlight there are two interesting stories going on and Price Investigation is on the trail of a possible killer and figuring out an ex-husband’s odd behavior. These characters and the story are just so real to life you get acquainted with them quickly. The author just takes us right into situations with twists and turns that kept me guessing who was going to be the real culprit. I like Christian fiction that has suspense, romance and some humor I certainly would say this one delivers! I was gifted a copy from NetGalley.

A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

A Daring Sacrifice (An Uncertain Choice, #2)

If you enjoy medieval stories, you should like this one. I do enjoy strong women characters and the heroine, Juliana certainly grows into one! As the heroine, Juliana takes on the role of the Cloaked Bandit where she takes from the rich and helps the poor. Suspense, secrets and romance, I enjoyed this book!   I was gifted a copy through NetGalley..

Sense and Sensibility by Sarah Price

25786730 This is an Amish retelling of the Jane Austen Classic..  Although I have never read the book Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I found this Amish story very enjoyable. The characters were interesting and when they stepped out to start a life in a different community, I was cheering them on.  When husband and father Henry Detweiler died unexpectedly, he  left his second wife and three daughters, Eleanor, Mary Ann, and Maggie, in the care of John, his oldest son from a previous marriage and the ladies did not like how it turned out. The son’s wife was impossible to please and life was hard enough. They soon found a way to move through a family offer and  off they went to a new and different life. I enjoyed this story and would like to read more of Sarah Price’s books..  I was gifted a copy from the author through NetGalley for review with my honest opinion.


Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

25695527 About the book:

In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.

My Thoughts:   This book was just what I expected from a book listed as mystery & suspense! We have a body found and it quickly is determined to be a murder. When we learn the man who found the body is a retired sniper and he tells the investigators that this was a shot made from a long distance.. The investigation takes on a new direction and the hunt for the killer is on! A lot of action and the process of the investigation and the  “skills and expertise” of this team kept me turning the pages!  If you like a good team work suspense with good detail, you will like this one..

I was gifted a copy to review from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly


I was so drawn in to this book because it was inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, and I absolutely found this to be a powerful debut novel revealing an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. I’ve read other WW II novels and this is certainly one I will remember.. Three women who faced many different types of situations certainly made the horrors of this war all too real. Thank you Random House and NetGalley for a review copy, I would recommend Lilac Girls…

Waters Run Deep by Sarah Sundin

It didn’t take long to start rooting for Jim and Mary to get together as a couple. Neither was ready for a romance but circumstances and the excitement of sharing the mystery of who was sabotaging the Naval shipyard and sharing the clues was a delightful start of a romance. There was a lot of action on the boats and in the Naval yard that kept me guessing up to the end. I liked the element of faith, friendship and the quiet romance that grew between Jim and Mary. Historical fiction with a suspense, mystery, adventure and just the right touch of romance. I enjoyed this story..
I was gifted a copy to review from NetGalley. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with romance and suspense.

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