16 November 2018

A Third Enjoyable Venture Into Nantucket History | The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher

ABOUT THE BOOK

“Henry, this . . . fortune, this sudden wealth . . . I fear it will change our lives. And I don’t want my life to change.”

After three years on a whaling voyage, Henry Macy returns to Nantucket to news that his grandmother has passed, bequeathing her vast fortune to him and his sister, Hitty. And it was truly vast. But Lillian Coffin was no fool. The inheritance comes with a steep cost, including when each should marry and whom—a Quaker in good standing, of course. But if they relinquish the inheritance, it all goes to Tristram Macy, their father’s thieving business partner.

As Hitty and Henry seek a way to satisfy the will’s conditions, they’ll be faced with obstacles on every side—and it may be that Lillian Coffin will have the last word after all.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: October 2, 2018

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES


Find out more about this amazing deal!

A Cowboy's Christmas Proposal by Cathy McDavid

ABOUT THE BOOK

At a magical time of year…

Can a cowboy help falling in love? 

For single dad Owen Caufield, living and working at Sweetheart Ranch for a month is the perfect change of pace. While the cowboy turned wedding officiant can now spend more time with his children, Molly O’Malley, his new boss, is less thrilled. A wedding ranch isn’t the best place for three rambunctious youngsters. But amid the chaos—and the coming holidays—it may be the best place to fall in love…

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: November 6, 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | A Cowboy's Christmas Proposal

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

This week, I'm in the middle of reading this holiday story from Cathy McDavid, and it is so fun so far. So, enjoy the peek—and if you want to enter a giveaway, hop over to my review-coming-soon post, too!

15 November 2018

Teal Paisley Tights | Spotlight & Excerpt

Welcome to the blog blitz & giveaway for Teal Paisley Tights by Barbara Brutt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! It's release day for this debut author!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Life post-graduation was supposed to see the launch of paisley-loving Jadyn’s art career, or at least an art gallery showing one of her watercolor paintings. Instead, this Pittsburgh native is locked into a low-paying, buttoned-up consultant position with an impossible boss. When another colleague is dismissed, Jadyn inherits extra workload, including the company’s biggest client. If she loses him, she’s fired.

Jadyn people-pleases her way through life, resulting in extra work opportunities and a community classroom of art students. But when two guys appear on her doorstep, she just might not be able to people-please her way out of this love triangle. At the end of the day, she can’t please everyone.

Then, because of a small spending problem, Jadyn is evicted from her apartment, and she must move in with her know-it-all sister. Jadyn needs to decide between a job transfer that would place her near her love interest, or a full-time art career with all its risks.

Stretched like canvas between responsibility and dreams, she must choose. Will practicality always win?

 
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: November 15, 2018

14 November 2018

Heartwarmingly Delightful | Ava's Prize by Cari Lynn Webb

ABOUT THE BOOK

He needs a great idea.

She can provide it—but at what cost?

The battle lines are drawn when army medic turned EMT Ava Andrews enters a contest devised by San Francisco entrepreneur Kyle Quinn. The first responder isn’t just competing for a tempting grand prize. She’s fighting her attraction to the self-made millionaire…and losing the war. But private and professional boundaries blur when a breach of trust threatens Ava’s future with Kyle.

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: November 6, 2018

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES


Waiting on Wednesday | Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

Hosted weekly by Breaking the Spine 
to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
(Similarly, Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.)

Happy Wednesday!

Kasie West is one of my auto-buy authors for adorable YA romance—I never pass on the opportunity to read a new book for her. So, can my pre-ordered book just show up already?

12 November 2018

A Sweet Contemporary | Return of the Song by Phyllis Clark Nichols

Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Return of the Song by Phyllis Clark Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
 
ABOUT THE BOOK

When Caroline lost her love, she lost the music too.

Caroline Carlyle’s dreams were crushed when her fiancĂ© died six weeks before their wedding. For years she wrestled with aching loss and shattered faith, struggling to find the inspiration that once came so easily. Abandoning her half-finished piano compositions, Caroline trades her old ambitions for the comfort and familiarity of life as the town’s piano teacher.

But Caroline’s world turns upside down when a mysterious stranger enters her life. Filled with courage and fresh purpose, Caroline embarks on a quest to track down the beloved, rare piano she played as a child. Her search leads her to Rockwater, the Kentucky estate of a wealthy gentleman, where Caroline finds her heart may be composing a surprising new song.

Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: September 18, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #22

Hosted weekly by The Book Date.

Happy Monday!

What a week. I voted, my bowling team finally moved into first place, and a day of snow prompted a delightful binge of cheesy movies (The Perfect Catch, Appetite for Love, The Spirit of Christmas, Holiday in Handcuffs, My Fake Fiancé & Christmas With a View), and I read a whole lot of enjoyable books, to boot.

11 November 2018

A Compelling Legal Thriller | Chosen People by Robert Whitlow

ABOUT THE BOOK

Bestselling author Robert Whitlow dives deep into the legal ramifications of a tragic event half a world away and how it affects two lawyers in Atlanta from vastly different backgrounds.

When Hana Abboud walked into the conference room, she was unprepared for the images of a horrific terrorist attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. But after watching a courageous mother sacrifice her life to save her four-year-old daughter, Hana knew she needed to help attorney Jakob Brodsky represent the family’s pursuit of justice against those who perpetrate acts of violent jihad. As an Arab Israeli lawyer trained at Hebrew University, Hana is uniquely qualified to step into the gap.
But they need a third partner, an investigator on the ground to help them unravel the snake pit of connections between the terrorists and an organization or company that can be sued in the American courts. Hana returns home to Israel and meets with investigator Hamid Hasan who quickly becomes more than a crucial part of the litigation team.

As Jakob and Hana investigate the case in the US, he is stalked on the streets of Atlanta by affiliates of a terrorist organization. Their pursuit of truth can only be resolved where it began: the streets of Jerusalem. But who can they trust? How deep does deceit go? Can two lawyers and a shadowy investigator impact the kind of violence and terror that has become common in our broken world?

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: November 6, 2018


09 November 2018

Swimming in the Deep End | Spotlight & Excerpt

Welcome to the blog blitz & giveaway for Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love.

Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she’s an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she’s made don’t drown their whole family.

Gabby can’t believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they’re in love? Now she has to face the consequences–and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby’s father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right?

Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She’s furious that Gabby’s pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty–the life she’s tried so hard to save him from. She’ll do anything to protect him–even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby.

Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she’ll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn’t distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future?

And in the midst of all this . . . an unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?


Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: September 25, 2018