Monday, June 22, 2015

Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard (Port Aster Secrets Book 3)

Yeah! It's time for Kate and more of her story again! This is the third book in this series.
Deadly Devotion and Blind Trust came first. By clicking those titles you can see my reviews of them.

Kate. This one plant rocked her entire world! The plant that she can't share, the plant that caused her Father to disappear. She thought he was dead, but it is so much deeper than that!  This plant just will not stop unraveling the deep dark secrets of this town. So many loose ends, so many mysteries to solve, and answers to find if Kate doesn't loose Tom while she sorts them all out! Kate is still having trust issues, but who wouldn't with this much to sort out. Tom is a rock, he is ever steady and helpful. Kate better finish figuring out how to lean on God before it's too late and her own life is forfeited.

This was a wonderful third book in this series and you need to read all three in order. I can't imagine this one with out them all. Kate never stops, she never gives up and for that I'm glad because I wanted answers too!
A wonderful end to a very good series!

Carol :)

My copy came from Revell in exchange for my honest review and nothing more.



About

Kate won't be safe until all of Port Aster's secrets are revealed
Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the supposed "miracle plant" that tore apart her family years ago. She's certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding her father's disappearance. She's willing to risk anything to find the truth, including her relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But with so many people in pursuit of the plant, going it alone might be a fatal mistake.

Award-winning author Sandra Orchard pulls out all the stops in this breakneck and breathtaking conclusion to the Port Aster Secrets series.

What people are saying about the Port Aster Secrets series
"Romantic suspense maven Orchard plunges readers into the fray immediately. The writing is ├╝ber-dramatic and the action hectic."--Publishers Weekly

"I couldn't put it down."--Margaret Daley, author of the Men of the Texas Rangers series

"A fun, sometimes quirky whodunit, full of everything a mystery lover is looking for, including a dash of romance."--Lisa Harris, Christy Award-winning author of Dangerous Passage



Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several books including Deadly Devotion, winner of the 2014 The Word Award for suspense, and Blind Trust. Her Love Inspired Suspense titles have garnered two Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Sandra has also received a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.sandraorchard.com.


Monday, June 15, 2015

The Midwife's Tale by Deila Parr

Widow Martha Cade is a midwife. She is quite settled in her town, job and life. Being a midwife is her calling. She loves what she does. Martha is kind, and caring, but also sometimes proud and stubborn. Martha learns from her mistakes, and her struggles are easy to understand and I really felt connected to her. 

Will was lots of fun too, and Martha's romance, oh you just have to read it! There is a new Doctor in town, will he run Martha out of business or will be be the man she has been waiting for? 

Love, and so very many other good topics are covered in this very well written book! I would suggest that you read this book and watch Martha's faith and life grow. It's a really lovely journey, even with so very few babies born during the book. 

Carol :) 


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Midwife’s Tale
Bethany House Publishers (June 2, 2015)
by
Delia Parr


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Delia Parr is the author of sixteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a long-time high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered.

Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it's trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Midwife’s Tale, go HERE.


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/076421733X 

Once Upon a Summertime by Melody Carlson

Anna is stuck. Stuck in smaller town, living a live that wasn't the dream she planned. Because of her Grandmother's need for her help, her plans for her life were altered. Instead of a big shining hotel, she is the manager for Value Lodge. In the middle of her being so stuck, an opportunity opens up. Her dream can be revived, she can have what she wants in New York! After a good long while into this book comes a Complication named Sean! Her old flame has applied for the same job. Can you guess how that is going to work out?

My thoughts are that I have really loved Melody Carlson's books over all. This is the start of a new series so we can expect that the next book will be stronger. This one had a few issues for me. It took me a bit to connect with Anna. Once I did, I found her story to be very smooth, almost seamless. It was still a sweet read, but not like her other books.

My copy of this book came from Revell in exchange for my honest review and nothing more.

Carol :)





About

She's looking for her big break. She never imagined it would depend on a blast from her past.
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a young woman starting out her career.

Then, out of the blue, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to reinvent herself and reinvigorate her career by moving to New York City. She applies for a management position at a stylish new hotel, The Rothsberg. But the city is full of surprises--not the least of which is discovering that Sean O'Neil, a once-upon-a-time crush, has applied for the very same position. 

This sweetly romantic tale of dreams come true takes you through the storied streets of New York City--and into the depths of the human heart. 


"A hard-working girl finds her happily-ever-after ending in Melody Carlson's heartwarming tale. Readers will cheer Anna's journey as a summer of new beginnings becomes a summer of unexpected love."--Lisa Wingate, bestselling author of The Prayer Box and The Story Keeper


Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than 6.5 million. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.

Endorsements

"A hard-working girl finds her happily-ever-after ending in Melody Carlson's heartwarming tale. Readers will cheer Anna's journey as a summer of new beginnings becomes a summer of unexpected love."

Lisa Wingate, bestselling author of The Prayer Box and The Story Keeper

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas BusThe Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another GirlAnything but NormalDouble Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of aRomantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series andFinding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

For more information about Melody visit her website at www.melodycarlson.com.