Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Review: A Dazzle of Diamonds by Liz Johnson

About the book:
Penelope Hunter loves her job as the event manager at one of Savannah's premier historic venues--until her ex-fiancé walks into her office with his new bride-to-be. Surely she cannot be expected to plan their wedding. To make matters worse, a scheming social matriarch is threatening to take her big-ticket event elsewhere, especially if Penelope insists on being seen with her best friend, Tucker Westbrook.

Since returning from serving two tours in the Middle East, Tucker has built a thriving security company. His work is nearly as stabilizing as his lifelong friendship with Penelope. But when the lone candidate for county sheriff goads him, Tucker loses his cool and ends up on the ballot--and on the receiving end of a smear campaign claiming the Westbrooks were traitors to the South.

To clear his name, Tucker and Penelope must join forces to find the truth behind a lost Civil War treasure. But the more time they spend together, the closer she comes to losing her job--and falling helplessly in love.


My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:
Oh my! This was an amazing story! I loved the characters SO much and the romance was just perfect. I loved following the mystery and seeing the love develop between Tucker and Penelope.

The book was written is such a beautiful way and I was immediately drawn into the story. I had a difficult time putting it down...even though I didn't have a lot of reading time and had to take several breaks.

All in all, A Dazzle of Diamonds was wonderful and I completely recommend it. I think this is my favorite of the series and I can't wait to see what Liz Johnson writes next!


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Monday, August 3, 2020

Review: Minutes to Die by Susan Sleeman

About the book:
Only Minutes Remain until Disaster Strikes
It's the intel every agent fears--terrorists have been smuggled into the country, intent on unleashing the most deadly attack since 9/11. With the threat imminent, FBI Agent Kiley Dawson and ICE Agent Evan Bowers are charged with taking down this terrorist cell. The only problem is Kiley blames Evan for the death of her former partner, and she can barely be in the same room with him. But with millions of lives on the line, she has no choice.
If it wasn't for a bad call Evan made, Kiley's former partner would still be alive, and Evan has to live with that guilt for the rest of his life. When he starts falling for her, the agent's death seems an impossible obstacle. As the terrorist plot targets Kiley's family, the two are pushed to the breaking point in a race to save countless lives.

My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:
Minutes to Die is the second book in the Homeland Heroes series and it was a heart-pounding thriller! I found myself drawn into the story early on and I couldn't read fast enough. I loved the main characters and how they had issues from the past they had to overcome.

The mystery was so good! I loved that there was a bit of decoding in the story and enough twists to keep you guessing. The ending was intense and nearly unputdownable. I also loved the heartfelt moment (won't go into details). ;)

All in all, Minutes to Die was amazing and I recommend it. I am looking forward to the next book!

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Monthly Reflections ~ July 2020

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Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

Review: Heart of a Princess by Hannah Currie

About the book:
To the watching world, Princess Alina has it all – maids to serve her, a kingdom to revere her, a prince to marry her, and a wardrobe filled with enough frills, flounces and shades of pink to rival a flower shop. But behind the smiles and designer clothes, Alina has a secret. She’s barely holding it together.

After a moment of panic almost ends in tragedy, Alina is sent to a refuge far from the palace to recuperate. Her family claim it’s for her own good but – faced with cows, knife-beaked ducks and far too many of her own insecurities – Alina is pretty sure it will kill her first. And Joha Samson, infuriating man that he is, will laugh as it does.

Only there’s more to Joha than she realizes, and more to herself too. When the time comes to make a stand, will she find the courage?

My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:
Another fantastic read from Hannah Currie! After reading and loving the first Daughters of Peverell book, Heart of a Royal, I had to immediately start this book. It was just as amazing of a read!

I wasn't too sure what kind of main character Princess Alina would be after the way she was towards the end of book one, but I shouldn't have doubted as her story was one of redemption and I loved the way she grew. The romance was sweet and, while I would have liked an epilogue, I'm just hoping for a book three. 

All in all, I loved Heart of a Princess and recommend the series. I think you should definitely read the books in order. 


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