30 January 2018

Family Drama & OCD | The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White


From the bestselling author of The Perfect Son comes a hopeful tale of redemption, renewal, and the promise of love.

Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for Maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind—to change her name and never return.

But when she and Maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior. Worse, Maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Katie has the power to help, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned?

To protect Maisie, Katie must face the fears that drove her from home, accept the possibility of love, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret.

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26 January 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | Where the Red Fern Grows

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

Happy Friday!

I'm getting excited about the 24 in 48 Readathon that starts tomorrow, and my TBR stack is ready to go. Well-loved favorites, most of these books will be rereads for me, but I'll be reading Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls for the first time. As a child, the movie was one of my absolute favorites, yet I never got around to reading the book. Now, that's about to changeand it's going to be a good weekend, I'm sure.


22 January 2018

Faith & Hope Amid Darkness & Despair | The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma


Anna has one chance for survivaland it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy.

It's 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she'll do anything to keep her safea job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.

Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

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20 January 2018

History, Music & Romance | A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White


Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

19 January 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | A Song Unheard

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

Happy Friday!

This week, I've so enjoyed spending my time with Roseanna M. White's A Song Unheard, so I can't resist sharing a couple sentences of it. Enjoy!

12 January 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | Oath of Honor

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 getting an exciting start to the weekend with the start of Lynette Eason's newest series, Oath of Honor (series: Blue Justice). Enjoy!

10 January 2018

A Thought-Provoking Dystopian Trilogy | The Uncloaked Trilogy by J. Rodes


From sellout to hero, by way of the Den. Braxton Luther finds himself in the crossfire of a new order and discovers apathy is a dangerous option.

The Uncloaked

Tearing the Veil

Charging the Darkness

08 January 2018

Bout of Books 21

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

It's time for another round of Bout of BooksI'm so excited! I intend to have a fantastic reading week, since I decided to go back to school this year and probably won't have too much reading time later in the semester. So, without further ado, here's the list of books I'm hoping to get read:

-Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer*
-The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty*
-The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
-Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
-Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
-Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason
-The Princess Bride by William Goldman
-A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
-Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand

* = started reading before January 8th

And throughout the read-a-thon week, I'll be posting here with my progress. (Feel free to join the reading fun by signing up over at Bout of Books!)

Happy reading!

05 January 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Lacemaker

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

Happy Friday (and New Year)!

Laura Frantz's The Lacemaker has been one of my most anticipated releases for months, and I'm so happy to finally be reading it. It's so good so far, and I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with it this weekend.

03 January 2018

High-Stakes Action & Adventure | Mojave Rescue by Tanya Stowe


Brilliant, electronic warfare engineer, Drina Gallagher is riddled by guilt and determined to create a weapon to protect American soldiers. Cal Norwood is a CIA agent working undercover. For two years he’s been trying to infiltrate a highly organized group selling secret plans on the black market. He’s scheduled to connect with operatives at a wind farm in the middle of the desert where he’ll be taken by helicopter to meet with the leader. He arrives at the meeting place only to discover the men have kidnapped Drina and plan to kill her. Cal must make an instant choice, keep his cover and stop the organization or save Drina. Cal chooses Drina. They race across the Mojave Desert to escape the killers and Drina discovers that Cal is a man of action grounded in unbreakable faith. His personal walk gives Drina the confidence she needs to confront the guilt of her past. Can He possibly forgive her and allow her and Cal to escape their pursuers? Or will all her hopes and dreams die in the desert?