Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long

A Patch of Heaven Novel
300 pages
Thomas Nelson Inc.  Publisher

Sarah King always tended the kitchen garden, and somehow her plants aways grew with beauty and the care she gave them.  But,when her sister, Chelsea, married, it became Sarah's job to run the family farm stand at the end of the lane.  Her first customer on her first morning was the new veterinarian, Grant Williams who had purchased the Fisher farm just across the way. Sarah's head knew that Amish girls did not fall in love with Englischer  men, but her heart just wouldn't listen.  And when Grant fell in love with her, too, they were treading dangerous ground, that could get Sarah shunned by the community, and worst of all her family.  Then,  Grant disappears, sending her a cryptic letter that breaks her heart.
Her family keeps hoping that her lifetime friend, Jacob Wyse can repair her broken heart.  Will she marry Jacob, even though her heart still aches for her first love?

Kelly Long has hit a home run with this novel, it kept calling my name, and I finished it in record time.  I've read several Amish novels, but this one has a twist.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Scars and Stilettos, the transformation of an exotic dancer.
By Harmony Dust
Monarch Books

Harmony is a young woman , who is drawn into the seamier side of life by
trying to please a boyfriend, who only uses her to fund his lifestyle.  Intending to
work as a stripper for only a short period of time, to pay off bills, and fund her college education,
she finds herself working more and more to please her boyfriend, though no matter how she tries, it is never enough.  The story also tells how she finally finds God,and goes on to help other women in the trade, to change their lives, too.

 I can see how her childhood and early teen years could cause her to question her
worth.  It is a sad truth that many young women get pulled into a lifestyle such as this because of sexual abuse,
This book is not light reading, but it does have a sound message.

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse to read and review.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Miss Jeans..

Thanks to all that participated, and for those that didn't win, please enter the nxt time I have a book to give away.

I'm trying to find a copy of the book cover to post here, but until I do find it, please go to the link above for information about the book.

Please either click on the  COMMENT at the bottom of the post to enter, or those of you who can't do that, please contact me on YUKU or post to me.

I'll get everyone's name, and will give it a # in the order it is entered.  I'll drop the numbers in a box, and let one of the grandkids draw the winner.  

I don't know the date of the giveaway yet, as it will be given on the date that I'm scheduled to post my review for the blog tour.  As soon as I'm notified, I'll post the date here.

Thanks for your interest and good luck!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

A Ladies of Summerhill Novel

The summer of 1899 finds Lilly Wesport in Newport, Rhode Island, in the middle of the summer social season.  Lilly's brother, George, has invited his friend, Jack Grail, to visit.  George has no idea that for a very short period, a few years earlier, Jack and Lilly were engaged, before Jack overheard Lilly's parents discussing her future, and saying that they hoped she didn't link up with him, as he was poor and had few prospects..Jack had then proceeded to go to Alaska, and strike it rich while searching for gold.  He then purchased a newspaper, and a publishing company.
Lilly has a secret that she has kept from her parents, brother, friends and everyone in her circle. She has been writing dime novels under the name of Fannie Cole and donating the royalties to The Christian Settlement House in New York.  When she finds out that Jack is now the owner of the publishing house that publishes her novels, and wants to meet Fannie and get her to meet her reading public, she is fearful that he will discover her secret. 

Will Jack discover that Lilly is Fannie Cole?  Will she forgive him? Will she be ostracised by her social group for doing what they deem as improper?

This was a very enjoyable book, I'm hoping to read more of this series.  It is light enough for easy reading, but meaty enough to leave you feeling you've read something worthwhile.

310 pages
Thomas Nelson Publishing

I received a free copy of this book to read and review from Booksneeze.  The opinions expressed here are my own.