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Sunday blog update

It’s been a busy reading week with lots of holiday books to enjoy. Hope you have a wonderful reading week. 📚 Lisa

  • Sunday’s book reviews are up .
  • 6 book tours to check out
  • Book Club & cookie class
  • Linky party : Mon, Friday and weekend.
  • Sign up for new book challenges for 2021.

Come visit Tuesday Book Club. Would you like to be featured ? Drop me a note.

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A Promise for Christmas (Spinster Mail-Order Brides Book 29)

After a decade serving as a governess for a wealthy Chicago family, lively Fiona Carthage is ousted from her job and their house. She turns to the Matrimonial News and responds to an ad from a Colorado storeowner. Anson Lorentz, a man who prizes routine and a quiet life, sees the happiness a mail-order bride brought his friend and takes a chance on bringing a bride to Gunnison City. Fiona works to make his house into a real home. Her arrival sets his household upside down, which causes friction for this new couple.
Will Anson stand by his promise to provide Fiona a secure home, or will his newly discovered family ties sway his allegiance?

Net galley Book:

This is a sweet clean romance that holds your attention. It is beautifully written and is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter evening. I enjoyed reading Fiona and Anson’s story. And look forward to reading more from this series. Also on Kindle Unlimited book. Lisa

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The Happiness Journal: Your daily inspirational sips toward reaching happiness

This self-help book is a daily guide to happiness. Author Viet Hung shares life experiences with suggestions to thrive and to be happy. What is the meaning of life? Are we living, or just existing? Are we living for ourselves or only for others? What would make you happy? Each day, choose a short inspirational piece to read from this journal to improve positive thinking, mindfulness, and your own future outcomes to thrive in life.

Net Galley Book ( KU book)

The Happiness Journal is a beautiful book filled with wisdom and good sense. The book is filled with positive thoughts and propels you to read on. A definitely must have book for everyone. Especially if you are struggling to find happiness in today world.

Posted in Sunday Net Galley Pick

Slow Burn: A Sensual Second-Chance Romance

Will their second chance burn hot enough to singe away the past? Only in this Dynasties: Seven Sins novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard!The prodigal playboy is back

and nothing is the same…

…except the attraction that still sizzles between Jake Lowell and the woman he left behind. But the globe-trotting bachelor is in for a surprise! Nikki Reardon is now a mother—to the daughter he never knew. He once blamed Nikki for the fall of his iconic family…now he can’t resist her. Will their slow burn spark a second chance or burn down all they hold dear?

From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.

Net Galley Book :

This was the 7th book in the series, it’s a good book. The characters were very well written. Both characters had major trust issues from their childhoods .But in this book they were able to put the issues aside and find there way back to each other. This is a great series of books about second chances, family and what love means. Lisa

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Once Upon a Mail Order Bride (Outlaw Mail Order Brides Book 4)

An outlaw falls for his mysterious mail order bride in this sweeping western epic by beloved author Linda Broday.

Accused of crimes he didn’t commit, ex-preacher Ridge Steele is forced to give up everything he knew and make his home with outlaws. Desperate for someone to confide in, he strikes up correspondence with mail-order bride Adeline Jancy, finding in her the open heart he’s been searching for. Upon her arrival, Ridge discovers Addie only communicates through the written word, but he knows a little of what trauma can do to a person and vows to stand by her side.

Addie is eager to start a new life with the kind ex-preacher and the little boy she’s stolen away from her father—a zealot priest of a terrorized flock. As her small family settles into life at Hope’s Crossing, she even begins to find the voice, and confidence, she’d lost so long ago.

But danger is not far behind, and her father will not be denied. While Addie desperately fights the man who destroyed her childhood, a determined Ridge races to the rescue. The star-crossed lovers will need more than prayers to survive this final challenge…and find their way back to each other again.


This book is one of recovery, trusting then healing. They move step by step, each new progress is a victory on fate. Their journey is not a smooth one, it is leaving them bruised by the end but in the meanwhile they would have gained more than they lost. A new family and an everlasting love.A lovely book to spend the afternoon with.

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An Amish Holiday Courtship

She thought she knew what she wanted…

Her heart is searching for

the perfect husband this Christmas.

Ginger Stutzman has her sights set on the new Amish bachelor in town, but becoming a nanny for widower Eli Kutz’s children puts her romance plans on hold. Though it’s not the Christmas connection she expected, Ginger can’t deny the pull she feels toward Eli. But is it only the shine of the holiday season—or is a family with Eli a gift built to last?

From Harlequin Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Net Galley book:

An Amish Holiday Courtship is a lovely Amish fiction romance with endearing characters and a satisfying plot. Ms. Miller brings her amazing understanding of Amish life to this highly enjoyable Christmas tale. Put this on your Christmas list to read. Lisa

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God Hears Her 40-Day Devotional Journal

Makes a great Christmas gift….

With this beautiful all-in-one devotional journal, explore what it means that the Creator of the universe hears you. In 40 days, this one book will guide you to:

  • Meditate on Scripture and read a related devotional
  • Connect biblical truths to your life—past, present, and future
  • Take inventory of your experiences and emotions
  • Express your pains, passions, and pleasures in prayer
  • Find hope in a growing relationship with God

This journal is part of the God Hears Her series from the writers of Our Daily Bread, bringing comfort and encouragement to women every day. Each product is designed to speak to a woman’s heart, lift her up, and remind her that God is bigger than the trials she faces.

Net Galley book

This devotional was a lovely 40 day journey I loved the fenman cover and outline of the book. It starts with scripture and then it’s outlined with connecting, then praying and lastly writing or journaling your thought to God. I. Perfect gift for yourself or a busy Mom. Lisa