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A Matter of Trust follows the characters of Gage Watson, a former pro-snowboarder turned PEAK Rescue team member, and Ella Blair, a state Senator. The two knew each other back when Gage was still riding professionally and Ella is partly to blame for his career ending. Sparks flew back then and they continue to fly when these two are unexpectedly teamed up to help locate Ella’s missing brother Oliver out on the slopes. The book uses flashback to relay what happened back when Gage and Ella first met and lets us know why Gage isn’t too happy to see her at first. Once they are back on the mountain fighting for their lives and trying to locate her missing brother the two realize that the feelings they first had for each other may have never completely disappeared.

This novel is filled with excitement and adventure and you will want to keep reading it until you are finished. Readers of the previous two books in the Montana Rescue series will be excited to continue the story of these characters. It also sets up a story for the future novels to come in this series. Susan May Warren does it once again with A Matter of Trust and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

I received a complimentary copy of A Matter of Trust from the publisher, and the opinions stated are all my own.

Under a Summer Sky is the third book in the Follow Your Heart series but they can be read in any order. It is a feel good, summer romance type of book that would be perfect to read while poolside or at the beach. It follows the character of Nicole Anderson, a high school teacher, who gets to spend the summer in the city of Savannah running her friend’s art gallery. Of course while there romance occurs! This is a good clean romance that can be read very quickly. The characters are written well and the setting is quite picturesque. While this is definitely not the best book I’ve ever read it is a fun read that I would recommend if you were looking for something light.

I received a complimentary copy of Under a Summer Sky from the publisher, and the opinions stated are all my own.

I have read Becky’s Porter Family Series and wasn’t sure if this would live up to the greatness of those books but I was pleasantly surprised that it did. True to You is about Nora, a genealogist, and John, a former Navy Seal who comes to her to dig into his past.

The way that these characters are written and how they evolve is one of the best parts about this book. After reading it you will truly feel like you know them somehow. The story utilizes several different characters point of view to tell what is going on. It was great to get into the heads of a few different characters instead of just being told from one’s point of view. It is a Christian fiction book so God is weaved beautifully into the story and it has an inspiring message of trusting God in everything.

I would highly recommend this book and can’t wait until the second book in this series comes out!

I received this novel from the publisher. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.

The Devoted is the third novel in the Bishop’s Family series and follows the character of Ruthie Stoltzfus. She is 17 years old and is at somewhat of a crossroads. Will she stay with the Amish faith that she grew up with or will she leave this place for the ways of the world? Helping add to Ruthie’s indecision are two men, one Amish the other an Englischer, who are both interested in her. Helping to guide Ruthie and the other characters is David Stoltzfus, her father and the Bishop.

Every character in this novel is beautifully well written and well rounded and each one grows from the beginning to the end of the novel. I have read several of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novels and I have grown to love the town of Stony Ridge. Lovers of her previous novels or Amish fiction in general will be enamored by this new book.

I received this novel from the publisher. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.

Amish Christmas at North Star is a compilation of four novellas each written by a different author. Each author has a different style but each novella is an entertaining read. They are joined together by a common theme and follow four babies that are now adults that an Amish midwife delivered on the same night. Each story is heartfelt and will get you in the spirit of Christmas. I would definitely recommend this novel.

Every year I look forward to reading Melody Carlson’s Christmas novella. This one turned out to be just as great as previous ones were. This story follows a book club consisting of four friends who are sent for a loop when the fifth member, Abby, passes away. She was the anchor of the group and they are unsure if they should even continue with her gone.

Abby had created gifts for each of the other four women and her husband hands them out. They each were given an angel ornament created by Abby for each woman. This gift leads them to spread the gift of love to others in need that Christmas season.

This novella is especially heartfelt and a great read for anytime of the year but will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. It is a quick read and is sure to brighten your mood. I would recommend to anyone who has read Melody’s other novellas or those who love an inspirational read.

I was given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Let me start by saying I have loved all of Melody Carlson’s books that I have read and this one is no exception. All Summer Long follows Tia D’Amico as she moves to San Francisco to help her aunt with the task of converting a yacht into a restaurant. Upon arriving there she meets back up with an old crush of hers, Leo, and romance ensues.

As most novels in the Christian Romance genre it was very predictable and I knew how it was going to end from the start but that didn’t make the journey any less enjoyable. The characters are beautifully written and developed over the course of the story and you will find yourself rooting for their romance. The setting is also wonderfully described and you will feel like you are really there alongside the characters. This was a fun, light-hearted read that is perfect for a lazy summer day.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Every Girl Gets Confused is the second in the A Brides with Style series. It follows the character of Katie Fisher and her boyfriend professional basketball player Brady James. Katie comes from a small town in Texas and has just moved to the big city to help out at the bridal shop Brady’s mother runs. She has to deal with a new job along with her ex-boyfriend, Casey, wanting her back in his life and her family who urges her to move back home.

This is a cute story that is both humorous and heart-felt. I have enjoyed all of the novels I have read by Janice Thompson and this one is no exception. I do however feel the need to point out that for some reason all of her novels have at least one character that I find to be extremely irritating and I wish the story didn’t include and this one is the same way. This doesn’t detract from the theme of the story but I do find myself wanting to skim over the sections of the book that include the annoying character. With that said, I do still recommend this book for something light and quick to read and look forward to the next installment.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

The Christmas Joy Ride follows the characters of Joy, an 85 year old woman, and her neighbor, Miranda. They set out in a motor home to spread Christmas joy around the country. This is a quick, inspirational read that will get you in the Christmas mood. It’s a very interesting story but since it is so short some things do feel rushed. I am a huge fan of Melody Carlson’s and love her style of writing and this novella doesn’t disappoint. I would recommend this book if you need something short and uplifting to read.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.