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Daughter of the Goddess

Patches is a little girl, she's seen 5 harvests. But those days have been full of loneliness and unkindness. It seems that Patches has never been able to do anything right in the sight of her mum or grandmum. But now her mum is taking her to be a slave of the Goddess, Patches isn't quite sure what that means. She soon discovers that the Goddess and the Priestesses that work in her Temple are kind. Patches is given a new name, Peaches, new clothes, love and responsibilities. Life is soon better for her, except for the demon Naga, who seems to want to kill Peaches. Luckily, there always seems to be someone around to save her from Naga just in the nick of time. But will someone always be around to save her, or will Peaches be caught unaware?

I thought that this was a cute novella, it's way short, I was able to read it in under an hour. I wasn't thrilled with Patches/Peaches mother in the first chapter, it made me sad to see someone be so mean to someone so young. But in th…

Tiger's Destiny Again!

I actually reviewed this book earlier this year for Fire and Ice, click here to read previous review, but the advanced copy that I read then didn't have the ending included. I still wanted to read the ending (duh!) so I stayed on the list for the library's copy. I just finished reading this book again, here's a few thoughts about it. 

I really enjoyed the ending! I thought that it ended in a perfect way to end the series. I'm kind of confused though, because Goodreads shows that there's going to be a fifth book in the series, Tiger's Dream. I'm not sure what would happen in that book, but if there really ends up being a fifth one, I'm totally going to read it! 

I love reading this series, every one of the books has been basically clean, there might be a mild swear word in a few of the books, but that's pretty much it. The books are exciting with lots of action. The places that Ren, Kelsey and Kishan visit are places that I could have never imagined wi…

Refuge

Laney's life was perfect. She lived with her parents and younger autistic brother, and she was able to do what she loved, competitive gymnastics. But that all changed one night as she was at a gymnastics meet. Her parents had planned on coming, they also planned to leave her brother home with a sitter, but when the sitter fell through her parents decided to just go anyway. On their way to the meet they were in an accident and all of them were killed. Laney is devastated, she tries to move on with life as well as she can, but things are hard. Now she lives in North Carolina with her aunt and uncle. It's hard enough being the new girl, but to have everyone also know that her whole family was killed and be the object of everyone's pity makes things even harder. Friendless and lonely, Laney starts walking every morning at the refuge and that's where she meets Gabe. She never dreamed she'd fall in love with him, but that's what happens very quickly. Laney knows that…

Women of Faith in the Latter Days: Volume One, 1775-1820

This book is a collection of stories about women who were pretty amazing! These women all have at least one thing in common, they were all faithful women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). There are small biographies and life stories of 35 women in this book, each written by a different author. Women such as Emma Smith, Amanda Barnes Smith, Patty Sessions, Eliza R Snow, and many more. There are quite a few women in this book that I have heard of, but still quite a lot that I never have heard of. As I've been reading this book, I have been truly amazed at the depth of their faith through their seriously trying circumstances. I love that they've tried to include an actual photo of every woman. I love that they are planning to do 7 volumes and include women of faith born up through 1970. That's quite an ambitious project. I think there is a lot of things we can learn from these amazing women, I truly hope that I am smart enough to learn from them my…

Bah, Humbug!

It's almost Christmas and popular TV hostess Lexi Anderson has just moved into her new home on Christmas Street in Salt Lake City. Christmas Street is what the locals call it, because there are such amazing Christmas decorations there. Lexi is sure she'll fit right in because she loves to decorate and entertain. She gets ready for her first taping of her show at her new home by building a snowman with her kids, Trista and Steven. She's coming back from inviting her new neighbors to a dinner she's catering when she spots a man wrecking her perfect snowman. Little does she know that the man is her next door neighbor, a scrooge and her kid's favorite author, Kyle Miller. Kyle is just trying to get his newest Jared Strong novel finished before his January deadline and avoid his family about his turn to host Christmas this year. But his life is turned upside down when he meets his new neighbor Lexi. Will his Christmas's ever be the same again?

This was such a cute no…

Left to Love

Leigh's life is great! She's just gotten married to the love of her life, Brian, and she got his little boy Nathan in the bargain. She has a nice house in Provo, that she's excited to live in with her new family. And she's just reconnected with her older brother who has been estranged from the family for 10 years. Things couldn't get much better, but that's when everything comes crashing down. Leigh realizes that all of her small symptoms that she's been noticing add up to the fact that her ovarian cancer has returned. Things were terrible for her as she went through the treatments to rid herself of the cancer the first time and she knows that this time it will be even worse, especially as she has added responsibility for her new husband and his young son. One of the things that makes life harder for Leigh is how hard Brian has to work to pick up the slack for all that Leigh can no longer do. Leigh needs to learn, and fast, how to lean on those around her w…

Prince Tennyson

Chelsea is a young girl, she's not sure what she believes about God, but she's gone to Church with her grandmother, and they said that God was real, but her mom said that he's not real. Who should she believe? She knows that she needs to find out, so that she can be sure just where her dad is. Her dad was in the Iraq war and one dreadful Wednesday some soldiers came to their home and told them that he had been killed. That's when Chelsea's world came crashing down for the first time. Then her mom had a mental breakdown and the family came to live with her grandma in Phoenix. But her Wednesdays never seem to get any better, in fact, Chelsea is ready to ask the principal at her school if they can just skip Wednesdays every week. Her teacher doesn't understand about her dad, Chelsea's class had to write a story about someone they knew and Chelsea chose to write about her dad, who everybody called Prince Tennyson, because of the way that he treated others. When…

A Timeless Romance Anthology (Winter Collection)

Summary from Goodreads: Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed brand new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection. A collection unlike any other, readers will love this compilation of six sweet historical romance novellas, set in varying eras, yet all with one thing in common: Romance.

The Road to Cavan Town by Sarah M. Eden, set in 1864 Ireland, combines Eden’s sense of humor with her signature sweet romance. Alice Wheatley walks each weekend into town, accompanied by Isaac Dancy. And while Alice finds herself falling in love with the gentleman, unfortunately he has his eyes set on the belle of the town, Miss Sophia Kilchrest. Alice must find a way to turn Isaac’s eyes toward her.

Regency author Heidi Ashworth’s delightful story, It Happened Twelfth Night, set in England 1812, follows Luisa Darlington who discovers the man of her dreams, Percy Brooksby, isn’t in love with her as much as she thought he was. When Percy’s friend, the mysterious foreigner, Mr. Flynn,…

Paige

Paige is starting over after her divorce, she's moved to California with her two little boys to be near to her ex-in-laws. She thought that adjusting to life as a single mom would be hard, but she hadn't realized just how hard. All of the questions about where her husband is, and even simple things like writing down who the parents are of her sons are hard to deal with. Paige deals with them by taking long walks after Church. On one such walk she passes an independent bookstore that catches her eye, but it's Sunday, and Mormons don't shop on Sunday, so Paige simply window shops and happens to notice a flyer for a new book club starting. Paige used to love to read, now she can't remember the last time she opened a novel just for fun. On a whim she decides to join the club and that decision changes the direction of her life. The book club gives her purpose, it gives her friends that she never would have met any other way and it helps her to realize that she needs to …

The Duke's Undoing

The Duke of Ruisdell is known to be somewhat of a rake. He's just gotten back from three years of fighting in the Napoleonic wars, and he's come home wounded. He's also come home with emotional scars to add to his physical ones he received in the battles. He just isn't himself, which makes him quite bored. His friend, the Marquis of Somerset, is trying to come up with something...anything to rid the duke of his boredom. He strikes upon just the thing when he hears of Miss Elise Edwards casting off yet another fiance. She's been engaged three times already, yet each, through no fault of her own, has ended disastrously. The first young man, her one true love as she supposes, was killed in the Napoleonic wars. The second young man turned out to be quite mad and tried to kidnap her. That leaves us with the third, a young man who tried to push their physical relationship and seems to be quite in love with her childhood best friend. The Marquis decides to make a bet in W…

Reluctant Bachelorette Price

Over the weekend I found out some great news! The Reluctant Bachelorette will stay at 99 cents for the whole month of October! It's a great book (see my review here) for a great price!

Book of a Thousand Days

Dashti's a maid, but a brand new one, and she's pretty surprised when she goes to her new mistress's house and in a very short amount of time finds her sealed in a tower with her new mistress, The Lady Saren. Lady Saren has told her father that she will not marry the man he has picked out for her. She doesn't give him any reason why not, and he has her locked in a tower very quickly. As he's leaving the locked tower he gives her one more chance, marry the man or stay in this tower for seven years. Lady Saren stubbornly ignores him and Dashti's and her fates are sealed. Dashti knows how to write and it is the one thing that brings her peace during the long, dark days and nights of being locked in the tower. So we see those days through her eyes as she writes in her journal of sorts. She writes of all the food that Lady Saren's father has left for them, sure that their seven years will be comfortable because of it. She writes of Khan Tegus, the young man that…

Beyond the White River

Joe Condie is new to the town of Mustang in Wyoming Territory, he's a bachelor and every time he's in town, he notices a young women named Faith Frisbee. She has tons of kids with her every time he sees her, but never a husband, and she doesn't seem to be old enough to have had all of those children. Joe figures that she's most likely a widow, but when he asks some of the townsfolk, they tell him that she just collects orphans and kids that don't seem to be wanted by anyone else. Joe eventually gets up the courage to talk to her, but she's quite rude to him, but Joe doesn't give up, there's just something about Faith Frisbee that draws him to her. He figures that she must have been hurt pretty badly by someone, sometime, and that he'll just have to tread very carefully. So he starts very slowly by finding things that he can help her do around her home, just to be neighborly. But as Faith points out, he lives several miles away and can't rightly …

Blog Tour and Giveaway - The Reluctant Bachelorette

I'm glad to be today's stop on The Reluctant Bachelorette blog tour! You can check out the other tour stops here.
Taycee loves living in her small town of Shelter Springs, Colorado. She loves the small town feel of everyone knowing everyone, and she loves owning her own small flower shop there. There are things she doesn't love too, things like everyone knowing everyone a little too well, and people leaving the town, because it's too small, people like her parents, brother and her brother's best friend and high school love, Luke Carney. He broke her heart and now every guy that tries to get close to Taycee has no chance whatsoever! But things are about to change for Taycee, not only is Luke back in town, but her best-friend Jessa, is in trying to bring money back into the small farming town by having a reality show like "The Bachelorette" that will run on the town's website, and Jessa tricks Taycee into being the town's bachelorette without Taycee …

Forest Born

Rin is the youngest and most beloved child of her Ma. To Ma, for the most part she could do no wrong, but one day, Rin was talking to one of her young nieces and started demanding things of the girl. The young girl had no choice but to comply and that made her cry. Uncertain as to why she was demanding things of this girl, Rin feels even worse when Ma came home to find her demanding things and scolded her. This made her feel terrible and Rin did the one thing she knew she could do, she went to the trees, and hugged one until she could feel the tree's calm flowing into her soul. Rin never spoke of this to anyone, but she carried it on her inside, never knowing what any of it meant, but knowing one thing for sure, she wasn't a very nice person and she could never let the demanding part of her demand things from others again. As she grew older, Rin grew more and more uncomfortable in her forest home, to the point that she started running every day just to get away from the uncomf…

Check This Out

I know that this isn't a book review, that will be back on Wednesday, but check out this neat thing I found over the weekend. It times you as you read a page and tells you how fast you read per hour and just how fast you can read all kinds of books, classics and contemporary. I found it pretty neat. Just click on it, and you can find out amazing things about your reading!



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