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Don’t you hate getting to the end of the book only to find out that the book is one of a three part trilogy? I do..  This book had a VERY abrupt ending. But from the moment I started this book I couldn’t put it down.. my kids ran wild and my house was a mess but who thinks about that with a gothic novel like this one sitting in the same room just begging to be read.  It took me about half the book to realize was not your normal everything is going to turn out all right in the end kind of book but I was sucked in.  Mrs. Dotta has a very poetic way of describing things.  It was beautiful to read. She really captures the regency era with it’s beauty and all it’s idiotic laws on marriage and property.  Julia is faced with a big problem, her mother committed suicide and left her a penny-less orphan.  She is left into the care of a guardian who chooses to ship her off to Scottland to play nurse to an older lady and her daughter.  Julia finds a note by mistake and finds out how harsh her future is. She had one hope. When she was young she secretly became engaged to childhood friend. But she hasn’t heard from him in three years.  Will he remember his promise to wed her? From here things become very complicated and it seems like people on all sides are trying to have her killed.. who should she trust? Who is telling the truth. Read to find out.. just keep in mind you will HAVE to read book 2 to have answers to most of the problems in this book.. That almost killed the excitement I found in this book. Almost.. If you are looking for a great read this is it! You will not regret reading this book.. What are you waiting for? Go get it!


A Bride for All seasons

A Bride For All Seasons

I was very excited to read this book of short stories. I love mail order bride stories! Over All I liked all of the stories but Autumn’s Angel Left me a little dry. I had a hard time finishing it. I’m not sure if it felt rushed or that Clay Birch was not to my liking. I felt like I didn’t get a good sense of who he was. Apart from that all of the stories were very fun!

I was shocked that the Hitching Post editor would remove such important details such as having 3 children to care for.. That was a little unfair even if his intentions were good-hearted. I think my favorite was Winter Wedding Bells by Mary Connealy.  I wish I could have had more of this story. I have never been disappointed by Mrs. Connealy’s books. I think it would have been fun to have one bride who did not marry her intended but found love with someone else in town.  But I’m not a story teller and I know with such a short book there might not have been time.  Just an idea.

Thank you to the publisher for providing this book to review!

As always all opinions are my own.

Fired Up!


This week I finished Fired Up by Mary Connealy I’ve been a fan of Mrs Connealy’s for a while I love her funny writing style. I love the sass! I often find myself chuckling when someone shoots off a little southern slang. This new book was no exception but  it also had the added bonus of having a little mystery. Who is trying to kill Dare Riker? It’s bad enough he survived the war with only three stab wounds in the back now someone has caused a avalanche and a fire that burn down his home. The problem (if that isn’t enough) is there any number of people who want him dead. 

I did not read book one in this series. I’m not sure it is necessary for you to enjoy the story line but you might understand Glenna Greer and her kids past better if you do. I wish I had so I could have know what a “sidewinder” he really was.  From what I picked from this book up it sounds like a good story.  So if you are ready for some Texas size humor snatch up this book for a nice read. 

As always the book was provided by the publisher but the opinions are my own.

Coming soon: A Bride For All Seasons.

Hero’s tale

The Hero’s Lot By Partick Carr


Mr Carr has done it again! He has taken me to a kingdom far far away. On an exciting adventure. In the second of The Staff And The Sword series Follows Errol on more impossible missions for the kingdom that uses him like a puppet.  But what they don’t know is that Deas is upon him. Errol learns more about himself for better or worse and earns the love of the beautiful princess. As I’ve said in my review of A Cast Of Stone I’m not normally into medieval books but I really enjoyed these. They are well written and are page turners. There were several late nights reading to find out how thing end. I do agree with other reviews that you should start with book 1. If your new this this kind of book take the time to get into the lingo and you will be rewarded. I can’t wait for the final book in this series and to see what Mr Carr had next for us.  


Keep an eye out for my next review of

Fired Up By Mary Connealy

Trouble In Store By Carol Cox


I just finished Trouble In Store By Carol Cox. This is the second book by Mrs Cox I’ve read and I loved it as much as the first. In fact I stayed up well into the night to finish it! It had a great blend of romance and mystery. Melanie Ross Was fired as a governess due to a mean-hearted little boy’s lies. With no remaining family she travels to Arizona hoping her deceased cousin’s partner will give her a job in the general store they owned. She does not find the welcome she was hoping for but is able to find a way to get her foot in the door by claiming part ownership. What she doesn’t expect is to find is herself in search for a killer when her and love interest Caleb find the fingers pointed at them for a stranger’s murder on the store’s back porch. I have to admit I didn’t figure out who the killer was until it was revealed.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants something a little different from the typical love story.  Melanie Is a spunky kind of girl with a big heart who sometimes lets her temper get the better of her. I enjoyed having a slightly flawed heroine.

By the way my next review is in the works. Keep watching for The Hero’s Lot (The Staff and the Sword series) By Patrick W. Carr


Help a Sista out!

I’m looking for a little help from my friends. I’m looking into reviewing for more than just Bethany House and in order to do that I need to have at least 30 people subscribe to my blog. At the moment I have 1… I’m totally ok with talking to myself on occasion but I could really use 29 more people if you would be willing.. If you have a WordPress account I will gladly follow you in return. Am I begging.. Yes a little.

The Heiress of Winterwood


I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book from the Publisher. I don’t normally review for Thomas Nelson But I was super thrilled to have this chance.  I’m a sucker for any regency time period books!  The acclaims from other authors say things like “Captivated from the very first page..”  ” A delight from beginning to end…”  Boy where they right! I was hooked from the first page.. don’t tell my husband but I finished this book in two days.. I also neglected my house work to get it done. But when a book grabs me I have trouble stopping. I think to myself “I’ll just finish this paragraph.. oh no he didn’t! I need to find out where this goes.” Next thing I know everyone is living happily ever after.  This book was very exciting.  Amelia throws convention to the wind to stay with the child she has come to love as her own. She proposes to a man she had never met WHILE being engaged to another man. After he finally agrees and everyone is upset with them for the embarrassment and ruined planes for her inheritance the baby is kidnapped! They will do anything to get baby Lucy back.  Exciting from beginning to end! This book has it all! Twists and turns at all the right places! I can’t wait to read the next book(s) in this series! Be sure to check out Sarah Ladd on Facebook!