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In Love’s Time

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MY REVIEW I knew I’d love  In Love’s Time  before I even read one page beneath the beautiful cover because I’ve adored everything I’ve read by Kate Breslin. I love her writing style and the heart behind it. One special feature in this book is that Jack and Grace (from Not by Sight) are secondary characters I loved ‘seeing’ again.   I haven’t read many stories that include settings of London and Russia and enjoyed being transported there. But the main aspect of a story that pulls me in are the characters, and Marcus and Claire certainly did that. They felt authentic and were easy to love. And oh, my do I love a starting over/second chance story.   The tension was spot on, I loved the focus on faith, and the emotions and romance are believable and satisfying. And revisiting characters from previous books is like revisiting old friends.   First Line:  Would the human destruction never end?  Genre:   WWI, Historical, Christian Fiction Author:   Kate Breslin Page Count:   400   #CoverLoverB

All the Lost Places

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  ABOUT THE BOOK Discovered floating in a basket along the canals of Venice, Sebastien Trovato wrestles with questions of his origins. Decades later, on an assignment to translate a rare book, Daniel Goodman finds himself embroiled in a web of secrets carefully kept within the ancient city and in the mystery of the man whose story the book does not finish: Sebastien. MY REVIEW This book is as wonderful as I expected! Reading a book by Amanda is more than enjoying a good story, it’s an experience. And if you enjoy dual timelines, this one is done in a unique and flawless way—think of a book within a book.   I enjoyed being transported to Venice and it was effortless to connect with Sebastian, Vittoria, Daniel (and others.) I love how Daniel and Vittoria worked together to find answers on his quest for redemption. (And a story that includes a bookshop and people with a love of books is always an added plus for me!)    All the Lost Places  makes me feel all the feels, see all the places,

Half Notes From Berlin

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  ABOUT THE BOOK Half Notes From Berlin by B.V. Glants Publication Date: October 4, 2022 Anchor Media Genre: Historical Fiction Berlin, 1933. Hans believes he and his family are safe from persecution. Then, he discovers his family's dirty secret: his maternal grandparents were Jews who converted to Christianity. Driven by the desire to understand who he is and whether his mother's blood is tainted, Hans befriends Rebecca, the only Jewish girl he knows. Perhaps if Jewish blood isn't evil, his mother will be ok. To be a Jew in Hitler's Germany is dangerous. But to fall in love with one is unthinkable. Desperate to keep both his family's true heritage and his love for Rebecca a secret, Hans attempts to navigate this terrifying new world. He's disconsolate when his Jewish mother is kicked out of the Berlin Conservatory. He's disgusted by his Aryan father's aims to acquire Jewish business on the cheap. Worst, he must watch helplessly as h

The Ghost You Can't See

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ABOUT THE BOOK Book:  The Ghost You Can’t See Author:  L.G. Nixon Genre:  Young Adult Fiction/Religious/Christian Fantasy/Mysteries & Detective Stories Release date: November 1, 2022 Lucy is a ghost hunter, and she uses magical artifacts. Now she is experiencing a new level of spirit hauntings designed to bring her to a halt. Deceptive and nefarious beings are playing mind games, and she begins to doubt the love her family and friends. She must learn to see beyond the obvious and discern the hidden truths. Lucy discovers an ancient plot to overthrow the High King and destroy the beautiful city of Ascalon. Darnathian, the dark prince, is getting closer to finding the location of the Life Tree, and Lucy may not be able to stop him.   Click here to get your copy!   MY REVIEW I don’t read a lot of YA or Fantasy, but  The Ghost You Can’t See  is so intriguing and thoughtfully presented. I enjoyed the tension and appreciated the spiritual themes. I haven’t read the previous books in th

I'm So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are

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MY REVIEW I'm So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are  shares how happy parents are that their children were born and celebrates a child’s dreams, qualities, and individuality. Each child is divinely designed and there are so many reasons to love every aspect of their lives.   The book is so beautifully illustrated, with colorful and lively drawings of diverse characters with unique abilities and gifts. I love the lilting rhymes and the festive, affirmative atmosphere the book conveys. And there is a presentation page in the front of the book for gift-giving.   All children are blessings. It’s so important to instill love, passion, appreciation, and wonder into their lives and this heartwarming book helps us do that. I plan to read this to my grandchildren often to remind them of how special they are and how happy I am that they were born.   First Line:  It’s time to celebrate wonderful you.  Genre:   Children Author:   Ainsley Earhardt Page Count:   32 Reading Age:   1-7  

Judy in Disguise

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  ABOUT THE BOOK Book:  Judy in Disguise Author:  Jennifer Lynn Cary Genre:  Historical Christian Romance Release date: November 4, 2022 She wants her history to stay hidden… …He’s trying to break free of his past But as they reveal themselves to each other, can they carry out their covert mission? Judy Larkin has been shy to show her true self ever since the worst day of her life. Which makes her the perfect target for her Simon Legree wannabe boss. He knows the right buttons to push making noncompliance next to impossible. But is she really the type of person to do this kind of thing? Especially with the boss’s preppy nephew? Geoff Spooner has let himself be manipulated for too long but coming out from under his uncle’s thumb will cost him. Is he willing to pay the price? Could be this last demand will be the straw that breaks him free, but what will he lose in the bargain? His self-respect? It’s 1972. Join Judy and Geoff in this quirky misadventure as they go undercover to discover

Close Your Eyes

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ABOUT THE BOOK Close Your Eyes By Chris Tomasini Genre: Historical Fiction/ Fairytale Age category: Adult Blurb: Set in early 1400s Europe, Close Your Eyes is a sincere, yet light-hearted and lustful, ode to love. As Samuel, the court jester, struggles to describe why his friends, Agnieszka the cook, and Tycho the story-teller, fled the King of Gora's service, he learns that love was the beating heart behind everything that happened in the castle. He learns as well that more ghosts than he knew of walked the midnight halls, and that the spirit of Jeanne d'Arc haunted his friend, and once slid into bed with Tycho, daring him to leave - to take to the cold roads of Europe, where he had once wandered orphaned and alone, and find his destiny there. Links: - Goodreads - Bookbub - Amazon.com - Amazon.ca - Amazon.co.uk   MY REVIEW    I enjoyed the first-person narration from Samuel, the dwarf court jester, in  Close Your Eyes.  It’s such a unique story with a sent