Review: The Social Tutor by Sally Britton

I have read two of the stories that occur later on in this series, so it was a joy to go back to the beginning and read about Thomas and Christine’s romance. They appeared in the two other stories that I had read, as a happily married couple, yet I knew that they had trials to overcome before they found their way to each other.

The first part of this book was a slow build, with Christine determined to please her father by making an excellent match in her upcoming London Season. Thomas and Christine secretly meeting together in order for him to provide guidance to her in the art of successfully entering society ended up creating a friendship that slowly grew to be more.

However, Christine’s demanding and absolutely horrid father was a seemingly insurmountable barrier to any possibility of a happy match between these two. I loved the way things came together in the last few chapters of the book. I could feel the emotions that Thomas and Christine were experiencing and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book, yet I also realized that I own an ebook copy of this title, as well, and was happy to be able to update it with the second edition changes.

ABOUT THE BOOK

After years of escaping etiquette lessons in favor of the stables, Christine Devon’s grand debut in London is only weeks away, though her deportment lacks the sophisticated polish she needs to achieve her goals of a lofty marriage. Desperate to take her place in society, she needs someone to instruct her in proper behavior.

Thomas Gilbert, newly returned from Italy, is ready to begin his dream of founding a horse farm. But during his time away, the estate’s finances have dwindled to almost nothing. Unless he can find a way to save his family from ruin, he will be forced to sell his horses and give up his dreams entirely.

A chance meeting between them may solve both their problems. Christine gains a tutor in the finer arts of polite behavior, while Thomas is given access to the finest bloodlines in England. But as time passes, the arrangement is less about business, and more about love. Will they see it in time, or will Christine leave Thomas behind for the splendor of London’s ballrooms?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sally Britton lives in Oklahoma, but loves to go off exploring with her husband and four children. She started writing her first story on her mother’s electric typewriter, when she was fourteen years old. She knew romance was the way for her to go fairly early on. Reading her way through Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, and Lucy Maud Montgomery, Sally also determined she wanted to write about the elegant, complex world of centuries past.

Sally graduated from in 2007 with a bachelor’s in English, her emphasis on British literature. She met and married her husband not long after and they’ve been building their happily ever after since that day.

Vincent Van Gogh is attributed with the quote, “What is done in love is done well.” Sally has taken that as her motto, for herself and her characters, writing stories where love is a choice each person must make, and then go forward with hope to obtain a life of happiness and joy.

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Review: Jonas by Susan May Warren

What an action packed and faith filled story! I loved the way Jonas and Sibba met and her reluctance to immediately trust this American. Yet, even she couldn’t help but be impressed with the way Jonas stepped in and rescued her friend. I loved that even though Jonas wasn’t one of the family members who had military training, he didn’t hesitate to put himself in danger to save others. He proved his love and courage later in the story, as well, with his willingness to do all he could to protect Sibba in a way that was as brave as any Navy SEAL could ever be.

The way Sibba and Jonas connected and the feelings that began to grow between them felt very natural to me, especially considering the situations that they were thrown into. They both had some serious issues to work through in their faith journeys throughout this novel and I appreciated the real struggles that they had to deal with.

Jonas is a great follow up to book one, Fraser, yet I do feel that you could probably pick up Jonas and enjoy it even if you had not read book one. However, reading Fraser first is a great choice if you want to understand the references to what happened in that novel. I am really enjoying this series!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Jonas Marshall is done storm-chasing, plagued with the memory of a terrible accident that paralyzed a fellow chaser, so the last thing he’s going to do is run into more danger. Now, he’s just a simple weatherman deploying dirigibles in an experiment to track weather patterns in Slovenia.

As far from danger as he can get.

But danger comes knocking in the form of hiker in need of rescue, and he can’t deny that her companion—beautiful Sibba Kovac—is a great distraction from the guilt that haunts him…until she paraglides right out of his life.

Probably for the best.

But danger still won’t leave him alone when a storm knocks his dirigibles out of the sky, and he happens upon one that looks tampered with…

It is. And worse, it’s carrying what could be radioactive waste. At least according to EOD expert Sibba…who finds herself face-to-face with the rescuer she can’t forget. But she’s not looking for him—her grandfather is missing, and she’ll stop at nothing to find him.

When her missing grandfather leads to the threat of a dirty bomb, she’s the only one who can stop it. And Jonas is the only man brave enough to run into danger with her. But she doesn’t have room in her heart to love him—not when she lives with death in her periphery. Can the right man, at the right time help her see beyond her fears to a future?

And if they have a chance to save the world, can Jonas let go of the woman he loves?

The thrilling second book in the epic romantic suspense of the Minnesota Marshalls!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan May Warren

With nearly 2 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA, and Carol award-winning author of over ninety novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill, and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com, and Christmas novellas. With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. She’s a three-time RITA finalist and an eight-time Christy finalist.

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Audio Book Review: Not Until This Moment by Valerie M. Bodden

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novella that is part of the Hope Springs series. It is a book that you can definitely read as a stand alone story, too. The narrator is the same as was used for book one in the series and I, once again, enjoyed her narration.

This is a sweet second chance at love story. It takes place about a year after Jared and Peyton’s breakup and they are both still emotionally hurting from it all. Traveling together with a group of friends to go skiing places them in a forced proximity situation that results in the two of them having to face the fact that they still care for each other. However, they both have issues that they must surrender to the Lord before any true healing and moving forward can take place.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

She’s looking for “the one.” He knows it can never be him. Unless God has other plans for them…

Peyton has been looking for “the one” forever. She thought she’d finally met him when she started dating Jared. But when he told her he never planned to get married, she had to face the facts: maybe he wasn’t the one God intended for her after all. Now, she’s just trying to survive the annual ski trip with her bones—and her heart—intact.

Jared wishes he could give Peyton everything she desires. But marriage is the one thing he can never offer her. Not that it makes it easy to let her go. Especially when everywhere he turns on this ski trip, he sees her with another man—a man Jared knows can’t be trusted.

Jared may not have any business worrying about Peyton anymore. But he promised himself long ago that he’d never again stand by and watch a woman get hurt. And he’s not about to let anything happen to the woman he still loves. Even if that means losing her forever.

When a crisis rocks the trip, both have to reexamine what they want. But are their hopes for the future still too different, or can they trust that God has a plan for them?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Valerie M. Bodden has three great loves: Jesus, her family, and books. And chocolate (okay, four great loves). She is living out her happily ever after with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband and their four children. Her life wouldn’t make a terribly exciting book, as it has a happy beginning and middle, and someday when she goes to her heavenly home, it will have a happy end.

​She was born and raised in Wisconsin but recently moved with her family to Texas, where they’re all getting used to the heat (she doesn’t miss the snow even a little bit, though the rest of the family does) and saying y’all instead of you guys.

​Valerie writes emotion-filled Christian fiction that weaves real-life problems, real-life people, and real-life faith. Her characters may (okay, will) experience some heartache along the way, but she will always give them a happy ending.

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Review & Giveaway: Her Surprise Hometown Match by Tara Randel

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Her Surprise Hometown Match by Tara Randel,
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About the Book

Title: Her Surprise Hometown Match

Series: The Golden Matchmakers Club #4

Author: Tara Randel

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

Release Date: February 21, 2023

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean)

Can she be honest…

With the rodeo cowboy?

Juliette Bishop is living a lie. And she won’t let any man get close enough to discover she’s not the hero Golden residents imagine. But rebellious former rodeo cowboy Ty Pendergrass slips under her radar…and straight into her heart. No stranger to the struggles of shedding a reputation, the daring trick rider could be her perfect match. If she has the courage to come clean with him and her hometown!

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.

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My Review

Her Surprise Hometown Match was a sweet story between two characters who were both trying to overcome other people’s views of events from their pasts. Their struggles were different, but still a bit similar. I felt that Ty handled the pressure of expectations a lot better than Juliette. She had pretty much lived her life with anxiety, obsession, and fear about a secret she worried would become known. It really defined her and seemed to me that it sucked a lot of her joy out of living.

I liked the way Juliette and Ty fell for each other. Their connection and attraction was fun to watch grow throughout the story. This is the fourth book in the Golden Matchmaker’s Club series, however, you do not have to have read the other books to enjoy this one as a stand alone novel.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

More Books in this Series

Stealing Her Best Friend's Heart
Her Christmastime Family
His Small Town Dream


About the Author

Tara Randel

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She writes for multiple genres, including romance, mystery and Women’s fiction.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of His Small Town Dream as well as Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart, a bookmark, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

(1) additional winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card!

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Review: Sycamore Circle by Shelley Shepard Gray

Sycamore Circle was a book that was hard to set down! It is book two in the Rumors in Ross County series, but can easily be picked up and enjoyed on its own, without having read book one, Edgewater Road. Since I had read book one, I already knew Bo and some of the other men who helped ex-cons adjust to life after prison. They were also ex-cons themselves, including Bo. It was very clear that Bo had changed his life years earlier and that he was a good and honorable man. He had a worldly roughness about him, yet also a caring and protective side. He went above and beyond to help his friends, family, and those he cared about.

I really liked the way the relationship developed between Bo and Joy. They were both such nice characters and it was fun to see such a kind and caring many fall for Joy after she had spent the last four years knowing that her husband had cheated on her and left her for another woman. Now a kind, handsome, younger man was showing interest in her and treating her daughter with respect and thoughtfulness, as well. It was sweet.

There was a thread of suspense in the story relating to texts and letters that Joy was receiving from what appeared to be a potential stalker. The author did a great job of keeping me guessing at who it could be. There was also a nice side story involving a romance that grew gently between Joy’s teenage daughter, Chloe, and an Amish boy, Finn.

I am really enjoying this series and look forward to reading more books from it in the future.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

There’s a lot going on in Joy Howard’s life. She’s got an ex-husband who starts acting like he doesn’t want to be an ex anymore, a sixteen-year-old daughter in need of a guiding hand and a lot of rides to dance practice, more orders for paintings than she has time to paint, and a roster of tutoring clients who sometimes need far more than she can give.

What she doesn’t have is time for a new relationship.

Samuel Bo Beauman is a lot of things. He’s a counselor for transitioning ex-cons, a good friend to many, a construction worker, a brother and son, and even a part-time model for a high-end sportswear catalog. He’s also a man searching for redemption.

One thing he isn’t is a man in need of a girlfriend.

But none of that seems to matter when Bo hears Joy’s kind voice in a crowded coffee shop. He instantly knows she’s someone he wants to know better. The two of them hit it off–much to the dismay of practically everyone they know–but Bo doesn’t care what other people think. He feels at peace whenever he’s with Joy, and he won’t let her go without a fight.

When Joy starts getting mysterious texts and phone calls from unknown numbers, she tries to ignore it. But instead of going away, the messages escalate and Joy realizes she can’t handle it alone. But she is juggling a jealous ex-husband, a handful of students with little to lose, and a brand-new boyfriend who spent several years behind bars. Who can she trust?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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Review: A Cry in the Dark by Jessica R. Patch

A Cry in the Dark is not for the faint of heart! The title of this novel is perfect as a reflection of so many things from this novel, whether referring to the cry of an infant from a dark basement, the cry of a woman trapped and blinded, or the cries from the hearts of those in a community that is blanketed in a warped spiritual darkness.

A Cry in the Dark is book two for the Strange Crimes Unit, South Division, and follows the same team from Her Darkest Secret, with the addition of Detective John Orlando. However, you can easily pick up this book without having read the one before it.

In both of these novels there have been some things that really impressed me as a reader. These were: the ability to keep me guessing up until the big reveal, complex main characters who had to work through their emotional and psychological issues throughout the investigation, and a faith journey that was not easily undertaken by a character but organically flowed throughout the story. As a reader who loves a romantic thread in the storyline, I felt that the connection that grew between John and Violet was perfectly woven in, complementing the story and working to help guide Violet to an understanding of her value as a person that was created by God.

This is a book that should be read with the lights on and not late at night, for sure! I am excited to continue reading more books in this series as they release! And although I had an ebook copy of this novel, I actually listened to the audio version, as I did for book one, and enjoyed the wonderful narration that was done for both of these novels.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Deep in the Kentucky hills, three women have been found brutalized and murdered.
But the folks in Night Holler have their own ways and their own laws.
And they’re not talking…

Led to an isolated Appalachian Mountain town by a trail of disturbing murders, FBI special agent Violet Rainwater’s determined to catch a serial killer with a twisted agenda. With locals refusing to reveal their secrets, Violet’s only ally is Detective John Orlando. But even John has an ulterior motive—he’s convinced this case is connected to his wife’s murder. 

As they dig deeper, Violet uncovers a link to her own unresolved past. For years she’s worked the cold case of her mother’s abduction, which had led to her birth. The need to look into the eyes of the sinful man who fathered her consumes Violet. Until she can, she’ll never have peace. Because she’s terrified she might be exactly like him.

In this chilling novel, when the present collides with Violet’s mysterious past and John’s tragic loss, they must unravel the warped, sinuous connections before the killer strikes again. But solving the case might not be nearly as terrifying as the possibility that Violet’s finally found her roots…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author, Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists whether she’s penned a romantic suspense, a cold case thriller, or a small-town romance. When she’s not getting into fictional mischief with her characters, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by some of her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter “Patched In” at http://www.jessicarpatch.com. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.

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Review: Honor’s Mountain Promise by Misty M. Beller

Honor’s Mountain Promise is a wonderful novella! Those who have read the series will be happy to see Aaron living his life in a way that honors God, very different than the one he once lived. And readers who have not read the other books should be able to enjoy this story on its own, simply knowing that Aaron is a man changed for the better.

I loved the way these two main characters were there for each other, both of them jumping in to help and care for the other as they needed it. They had to push through difficult and painful situations, all while traversing a cold and dangerous land. The admiration and connection that built between Katie and Aaron felt natural and real. And even though this was a novella, the story was full and complete.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

They both want a new start, but nothing prepared them for this treacherous journey.

Finally on the right side of the law, Aaron Long expected his life to take an upward turn. Instead, he ends up with a bum leg and driving a freight wagon through the wild Rocky Mountains. At least he has the joy of his newfound faith in God. The last thing he expects in the middle of an urgent delivery to Settler’s Fort is to discover a woman begging him to take her the opposite direction. She’s heavy with child, so he can’t leave her, but neither can he take her where she wants to go.

Katie Barlowe has never had control of her life. Especially not when her parents married her off to a successful businessman who was determined to start a ranch in the faraway Montana Territory. Now she’s a widow left on her own in these breathtaking but treacherous mountains. She’s determined to forge a better future for herself and the new life growing inside her. To do so, she needs to get back to civilization before the babe is born. When she finally finds a freighter to take her the first leg of the journey east, all seems to be falling into place. Then the driver is killed and she’s left with a stranger who’s unwilling to take her farther than a tiny mining town, far from Fort Benton and the steamship she’d hoped would carry her home.

When Aaron and Katie set out through the mountain winter, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family–both immediate and extended–is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream.

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Review: The Forgiving Quilt by Lenora Worth

I ended up listening to the audio version of this story and it was very nicely narrated. It kept me entertained and I enjoyed the way the narrator told the story. And what a story it was! This was a second chance love story with two people who had a big falling out years earlier. There were misunderstandings abounding in this book and as the characters worked through them, I was at times frustrated with them, especially Eliza, with how stubborn she was. There was a portion of the story where I had some trouble liking Eliza, as she flip flopped back and forth with the way she treated Levi. The poor man should have been suffering from whiplash!

Yet, even as I fussed at Eliza and wanted her to recognize what was in her own heart earlier than she did, I still enjoyed this story. Levi was a fairly patient man, yet he had a stubborn streak and a prideful streak, as well. These two both had a lot to learn about love and about communication. But it was a fun listen and I was intrigued by the sneak peek into book three that I was able to listen to. And even though I had not read book one in the series, I had no trouble jumping into this one.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From award-winning New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Lenora Worth, the second in the Shadow Lake inspirational romance series featuring independent Amish sisters who run a historic inn located near Lake Erie, Pennsylvania. It’s a satisfying life of simplicity and peace, but when Eliza King must hire a childhood nemesis to help care for the horses, will she be able to find room in her heart to forgive? And can forgiveness be the most powerful force on the road to everlasting love?

Eliza King already has a broken heart, and thanks to a rickety ladder, she now has a broken leg too. She isn’t dealing with either very well. Ever since a brief romance ended when the boy who’d been courting her tried a little too hard to take things further, Eliza has sought refuge in reading books and tending to her beloved horses. Being incapacitated makes the latter impossible. But her Englisch doctor knows an Amish man looking for just such work . . .

Eliza is shocked to discover that the man is Levi Lapp, the very boy who humiliated her, now all grown up. Levi is embarrassed over his clumsy behavior as a teen. He wants to earn Eliza’s forgiveness, even if he can’t win back her heart. . . . And once Eliza reluctantly agrees to hire him, she finds herself enjoying the little gifts and encouraging notes Levi leaves for her. Encouraged by her older sister, she begins to fashion a quilt out of each item. Soon Eliza can see Levi’s caring spirit plainly before her—and the possibility that he might just be the best thing for her horses—and for her.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A member of both the RWA and ACFW Honor Rolls, Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule Publishing. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. She also received the RT Romance Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. She is a NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling writer and a 2019 Rita Finalist. With eighty-plus books and novellas published and millions in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband, Don. Lenora loves reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.

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Audio Book Review: The Cairo Curse by Pepper Basham

It was fun to jump back into the world and new marriage of Frederick and Grace from The Mistletoe Countess. I listened to the audio book version and enjoyed the narration.

There were many side characters and I did struggle a bit to keep everyone straight in my mind. That might also have been because I was listening to the audio version rather than seeing the various names in print as I read.

The romantic chemistry was still there between Grace and Frederick, but it felt a bit more subdued to me. Yet, I could still feel their devotion toward each other. Grace’s sweet observations provided opportunities to see the faith thread throughout the story when she occasionally shared her beliefs with others in various situations.

This was a fun sequel in a unique setting and I definitely want to read more mysteries about these two, so I am glad to know that another book will be following this one.

(4.5 stars)

ABOUT THE BOOK

Clue meets Indiana Jones with a fiction-loving twist only Grace Percy can provide.
 
Newlyweds Lord and Lady Astley have already experienced their fair-share of suspense, but when a honeymoon trip takes a detour to the mystical land of Egypt, not even Grace with her fiction-loving mind is prepared for the dangers in store. From an assortment of untrustworthy adventure-seekers to a newly discovered tomb with a murderous secret, Frederick and Grace must lean on each other to navigate their dangerous surroundings. As the suspects mount in an antiquities’ heist of ancient proportions, will Frederick and Grace’s attempts to solve the mystery lead to another death among the sands?
 
The Cairo’s Curse is a delightful sequel to The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is a pastor’s wife, mom of five great kids, a speech-pathologist, college instructor, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus. She writes both contemporary and historical novels and sprinkles the love for her Appalachian heritage and her slight obsession with the UK into many of them. Her debut series, Penned in Time, has garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and the ACFW’s Carol Awards, with The Thorn Healer, listed as a finalist in the RT awards. Her contemporary romance novels have received high ratings from Romantic Times, with Just the Way You Are as a Top Pick for 2017. Her first experiment into true crime fiction placed her writing back home in Carroll County, Virginia, with The Red Ribbon and her adoration of Biltmore in Asheville, NC shines through in her split-time novel, Hope Between the Pages. Her sixteenth book, The Mistletoe Countess, released in September 2021 and combines Pepper’s love for humor, mystery, and England and places them within the pre-World War 1 era.

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Review & Giveaway: Rescuing Her Ranch by Lisa Jordan

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Rescuing Her Ranch by Lisa Jordan,
hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Rescuing Her Ranch

Series: Stone River Ranch #1

Author: Lisa Jordan

Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired

Release Date: January 24, 2023

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

A fight for her future…

Might not be the one she thinks.

Returning home after losing her job, Macey Stone agrees to care for the daughter of old friend Cole Crawford. Then she discovers that Cole’s uncle’s company wants to bulldoze her family’s land. Seeing the devoted dad with his child soon has her falling for the enemy. But can she choose between saving Stone River Ranch…and helping the man who’s stolen her heart?

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

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Also Available

His Road to Redemption
The Father He Deserves
A Loved Redeemed


My Review

I enjoyed this first book of the new Stone Creek Ranch series. There were a few characters that were introduced in this novel as side characters, whose back stories hint at becoming future books and I look forward to reading those!

This second chance, underdog story was an opportunity for two friends who had a falling out at the end of high school to perhaps reconcile and become something more. However, nothing was quite so easy and straight forward.

I enjoyed watching Macey and Cole grow closer and the way they both loved Cole’s daughter, Lexi. The dynamic between the three of them was sweet and made me hope they could find a way to becoming a family, even as that sometimes seemed impossible with the machinations of Cole’s powerful uncle between them.

This was an enjoyable, small town story and I look forward to returning to this community in future books.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Lisa Jordan

Heart, home and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories with those elements come naturally. Happily married for over 30 years to her real-life hero, she and her husband have two grown sons. Lisa enjoys family time, good books, and creative time with friends.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Rescuing Her Ranch, a set of handmade cards, and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Rescuing Her Ranch JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 28, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 7, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

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