Review & Giveaway: The Debutante’s Code by Erica Vetsch

What a fascinating story and a wonderful trip into the world of Regency spies and Bow Street Runners! Lady Juliette’s debut season ended up being very different than she had imagined it would be. I felt for her as she grappled with wondering if she ever really knew her parents at all and even struggled with the idea that maybe she wasn’t very important to them. Yet, all the while, she worried for their safety as she and her uncle worked together to keep important information out of enemy hands.

Daniel Swann, the Bow Street Runner assigned to the case of the stolen artwork, was an interesting and likable character. He had an intriguing back story that continued to impact his daily life and even, at times, the investigation. He and Lady Juliette ended up crossing paths all through the novel and it was fun to watch Daniel try to piece together the facts.

Fans of the Serendipity and Secrets series will be happy to see a few familiar faces in a handful of scenes, yet this story is not dependent on that series, so don’t worry if you haven’t read it. The Debutante’s Code was a very enjoyable Regency mystery with just the beginnings of a hint at a romance that could develop in future books. It was a lot of fun to read.

(4.5 stars)

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

Jane Austen meets Sherlock Holmes in this new Regency mystery series

Newly returned from finishing school, Lady Juliette Thorndike is ready to debut in London society. Due to her years away, she hasn’t spent much time with her parents, and sees them only as the flighty, dilettante couple the other nobles love. But when they disappear, she discovers she never really knew them at all. They’ve been living double lives as government spies–and they’re only the latest in a long history of espionage that is the family’s legacy.

Now Lady Juliette is determined to continue their work. Mentored by her uncle, she plunges into the dangerous world of spy craft. From the glittering ballrooms of London to the fox hunts, regattas, and soirees of country high society, she must chase down hidden clues, solve the mysterious code her parents left behind, and stay out of danger. All the while, she has to keep her endeavors a secret from her best friend and her suitors–not to mention nosy, irritatingly handsome Bow Street runner Daniel Swann, who suspects her of a daring theft.

Can Lady Juliette outwit her enemies and complete her parents’ last mission? Or will it lead her to a terrible end?

Best-selling author Erica Vetsch is back with a rollicking, exciting new series destined to be a hit with Regency readers who enjoy a touch of mystery in their love stories. Fans of Julie Klassen, Sarah Ladd, and Anne Perry will love the wit, action, and romance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate. 

Vetsch is the author of many novellas and novels, including the popular Serendipity & Secrets Regency series and the new Thorndike & Swann Regency Mystery series

Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. 

Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at www.ericavetsch.com. She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor)Instagram (@EricaVetsch) and Pinterest (Erica Vetsch).

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Review & Giveaway: A Convenient Risk by Sara R. Turnquist

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About the Book

Book: A Convenient Risk

Author: Sara R. Turnquist

Genre: Clean Historical Romance

Release date: October 26, 2021

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He never imagined her heart would be so hard to reach.

Forced into a marriage of convenience after her husband dies, Amanda Haynes is determined she will never love again. Not that it bothers Brandon Miller. He needs her husband’s cattle. She needs financial stability and long-term support for her son and herself. But she never expected to care so much about the running of the ranch.

Butting heads over the decisions of the ranch, only adds to her frustration. Her wellbeing is soon threatened as their lives become entangled with Billy the Kid and his gang.

What has she gotten herself into? What kind of man has she married? Is there any way out?

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My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this marriage of convenience story. The author did an excellent job of creating two characters who really had the best intentions, yet misunderstandings came between them as they struggled with doubt, worry, and a lack of communication.

Amanda definitely carried a lot of baggage from her childhood and even from her first marriage. She was not a believer for most of the story and she felt like she was usually viewed as a burden by those who were supposed to love her.

Brandon made some mistakes early on in the way he reacted to a few things with Amanda and that definitely created tension. I appreciated that he was willing to apologize and to try to make things right and that he worked to improve communication between them. I loved the way his heart began to open to Amanda, even as she struggled to open her heart to him. I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last!

(5 stars)

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

About the Author

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Sara is a coffee lovin’, word slinging, clean Historical Romance author whose super power is converting caffeine into novels. She loves those odd little tidbits of history that are stranger than fiction. That’s what inspires her. Well, that and a good love story.

But of all the love stories she knows, hers is her favorite. She lives happily with her own Prince Charming and their gaggle of minions. Three to be exact. They sure know how to distract a writer! But, alas, the stories must be written, even if it must happen in the wee hours of the morning.

Sara is an avid reader and also enjoys reading clean Historical Romance when she’s not traveling. Her books range from the Czech lands to the American Wild West and from ancient Egypt to the early 1900s. Some of her titles include The Lady BornekovaHope in Cripple Creek, The General’s WifeTrail of Fears, and the Convenient Risk Series.

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Hello, Readers!

I am always asked about the inspiration behind my work. These tidbits can be wide and varied from one story to the next. But none is so interesting, in my opinion, as the thing that sparked A Convenient Risk.

It just so happens that one of my good friends, best-selling contemporary romance author Hannah R. Conway, is my conference buddy. We go to writing conferences and retreats together, networking with other writers and learning more about the craft of writing.

And…at one such conference during some down time, Hannah (who is a fellow lover of history) said, “hey, let’s go to the cemetery.” I wasn’t quite so certain about that particular jaunt, but it was daytime and she raved about the history to be mined there, so I was in.

As we walked around, indeed we did look at stones—especially older ones—and thought about the lives of the people based on the era they lived in and whatnot. Just a heyday for our writer brains. We came upon a particular set of stones from the early 1900s. And, according to the little bit information on the stones, we determined that the woman had first married a man who was much older. Then he died. And she married a man closer to her own age. My writer wheels started turning!

Did her parents arrange a marriage for some sort of benefit? Maybe she was from a poor family and they needed her to have a better circumstance? At any rate, the man died a few years later. Then she married a man closer to her age…perhaps a man she had previously been in love with and had always wanted to marry?

I thought, then, about second marriages after a spouse passes. And how we tend to memorialize loved ones who pass—remember the good times and gloss over the hard, more challenging things. I don’t think this is a conscious thing, more of a way our mind handles grief.

So, if a widow must make a marriage of convenience, how does that affect her ability to develop love for the second husband if she is comparing him to this image of her first spouse in a way he wasn’t actually in real life.

Now, I don’t know for certain…I’ve only been married once (and thank the Lord my Prince Charming is patient enough to stick it out with this writer). But I wanted to work this scenario out within this fictive bubble…play with this concept…see where it led. After mixing that with a bit of history, throwing in a dash of a famous American outlaw, A Convenient Risk was born.

Blog Stops

For Him and My Family, December 1

Boondock Ramblings, December 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 2

Texas Book-aholic, December 3

Inklings and notions, December 4

Britt Reads Fiction, December 4

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, December 5

deb’s Book Review, December 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 7

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, December 8

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 9

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 10 (Spotlight)

Cats in the Cradle Blog, December 10

Blossoms and Blessings, December 11

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 12

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 13

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, December 14

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To celebrate her tour, Sara is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of A Convenient Risk!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Review & Giveaway: Amish Christmas Escape by Dana R. Lynn

Amish Christmas Escape JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Amish Christmas Escape by Dana R. Lynn, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Amish Christmas Escape

Series: Amish Country Justice #12

Author: Dana R. Lynn

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense

Release Date: November 23, 2021

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Hiding in Amish country may not be enough to save her…

In a killer’s sights after she witnesses her sister’s murder, Christy O’Malley’s only option is to flee to Amish country—and the estranged husband she left behind. But there’s something Sam Burkholder doesn’t know—they have a daughter. With enemies closing in, Sam will do anything to protect Christy and their little girl…but can he forgive the past for a chance to be a family for Christmas?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

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MY REVIEW

Amish Christmas Escape is a fantastic, action-packed novel filled with danger around every corner. It combines a believable past scenario, with a young husband and wife separated for years, and a compelling reason that the woman, Christy, is now running for her life! Add to that a secret child twist and there were plenty of reasons to wonder how this book could ever resolve into a happily ever after.

I have read a few of the books that are directly before this one and it was great to get to reconnect with the former characters from those stories. Of course, they all had their own harrowing situations in their own books which they had to survive and they are now living contentedly in their Amish community. Until the next family member finds themselves fighting to survive and trying to keep his newly found family alive!

It was nice to see Christy and Ellie reconnect with Sam. Although they came from extremely different backgrounds and both Sam and Christy struggled with worrying about how they could go forward as a family when Christy was English and Sam was Amish, it was refreshing to see that these two never stopped loving each other.

(5 stars)

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dana R. Lynn

Dana R. Lynn is a USA Today Bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night.

Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. She is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. In addition, her books have been on the Publisher’s Weekly Best Selling list multiple times. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website www.danarlynn.com.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Amish Christmas Escape and a $10 Amazon gift card (US print, outside of US e-book)!

Amish Christmas Escape JustRead Giveaway

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Review: Christmas on Ice by Kerry Evelyn

Well, this was such a great story! Trask was definitely a swoon-worthy hero. A tough hockey player who was kind and caring not only to Kami, but also to her little girl! Trask was dependable, and his devotion to both Kami and her daughter won me over early on in the story.

Kami had some difficult situations to deal with regarding her ex-husband and I thought she did a good job of being there for her daughter while also not allowing her ex-husband to get away with too much.

Kami and Trask were great together in this story and had wonderful chemistry. Christmas on Ice is a fun and romantic Christmas tale. It is a clean contemporary romance with only a couple of mild curse words.

(4.5 stars)

I read this book through Kindle Unlimited. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Kami Spencer has no plans for romance…

After my divorce, I made two rules:
1. Never date guys with first names for last names.
2. Never date guys whose jobs require travel.

And definitely don’t marry them.

I’d like to think I learned from my past experiences. But Trask Emerson feels like a mistake I might have to make.

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It’s going to take a Christmas miracle…

Stuck in Palmer City, Colorado with a big stack of broken dreams, Kami Spencer picks up a serving job to help make ends meet while she finishes her doctorate. Taking care of her daughter, finishing her degree, and moving back home to South Carolina are her focus, until her plans are complicated by a charming hockey player who skates his way into their lives.

Trask Emerson is at the top of his game. As the Voltage’s alternate captain and star defenseman, he’s sure to move out of the minors sooner than later. Lately, though, he mostly looks forward to celebrating with the team at Brewski’s and getting to know the guarded new server and her little girl. The two have captured his attention and stolen his heart.

The spark between them is undeniable, even if Kami won’t admit it. Fate sends them both to Charleston for Christmas, and Trask is determined to show her what a future together could look like. Just when Kami is warming up to the idea of a relationship, tragedy strikes. Trask is there for her, but Kami is afraid to lose her heart again. Can he break down her walls and convince her they belong together?

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Christmas on Ice is a sweet, second-chance hockey romance and the second standalone book in the Palmer City Voltage hockey romance series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Kerry Evelyn is the author of the Crane’s Cove series, #sweetresortromance set in Coastal Maine, a Guest Author for the Cat’s Paw Cove series, and several short stories that span multiple genres. Kerry received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Sociology from Bridgewater State University in 2000. A native of the Massachusetts SouthCoast, she changed her latitude and now calls the Orlando area home. Kerry loves God, books, cats, traveling, taking selfies, sweet drinks, and escaping into her imagination.

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Blog Blitz & Giveaway: Their Yuletide Healing by Mindy Obenhaus

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for Their Yuletide Healing by Mindy Obenhaus,
hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Their Yuletide Healing

Series: Bliss, Texas

Author: Mindy Obenhaus

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: November 30, 2021

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

As her plans unravel, can she give her children what they truly need?

Foster mom Rae Girard’s determined to make her children’s first Christmas with her the best they’ve ever had—and she’s shocked when the town scrooge, attorney Cole Heinsohn, offers to pitch in. Rae’s young charges have melted Cole’s heart, and he wants them to experience the special day he never had. But when disaster strikes, an imperfect holiday might bring them something better: a family…

You can read my review here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups and countless cattle. She’s passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, you’ll likely find her in the kitchen, spending time with her grandchildren or roaming the ranch in search of inspiration. She’d love to connect with you via her website, mindyobenhaus.com, or on Facebook.

CONNECT WITH MINDY: Website | Facebook | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of all four Bliss, Texas series books and a $20 Amazon gift card.

Their Yuletide Healing JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 2, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 9, 2021. 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. (Winners outside the US will receive trilogy ebooks and $20 Amazon gift card) Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Review: Snowbound with Her Mountain Cowboy by Patricia Johns

This was a heartfelt, second chance at love story. I enjoyed learning what had gone right and what had gone wrong in this marriage. It was very telling that Ben’s first memories that began to surface included Angelina. She truly was the love of his life. However, it wasn’t as simple as that. These two characters had a lot to work through and difficult truths to face about why their marriage hadn’t lasted.

You can pick this story up and enjoy it without having read any of the other books in the series. It is part of the Harlequin Heartwarming line and is a clean story with a couple of mild swear words.

I wasn’t sure how the author was going to make things work out for this couple, but she did it! I enjoyed the “eye-opening” that both of these characters went through in regards to understanding what was important and what was worth fighting for.

(4 stars)

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

A lost memory…
Could mean a second chance!

Mountain resort owner Angelina Cunningham has her hands full with a massive winter storm. Which is exactly when her ex-husband arrives, injured and suffering temporary amnesia. Ben King has always been her weakness. Though he doesn’t remember her, he’s still as charming and sweet as ever, and Angelina is falling for him all over again. But can their rekindled love outlast the storm and the return of their past mistakes?

The Second Chance Club

Book 1: Their Mountain Reunion
Book 2: Mountain Mistletoe Christmas
Book 3: Rocky Mountain Baby
Book 4: Snowbound with Her Mountain Cowboy

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patricia Johns is the author of over 30 inspirational and sweet romance novels published through Harlequin Inc. and Kensingon Books. Her first romance through Harlequin came out in 2013, and since then she has grown to become a Publishers Weekly bestselling author with several new books coming out every year.

She writes from Alberta, Canada, where she lives with her husband and son.

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Review & Giveaway: A Lighthouse Café Christmas by Jennifer Faye

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A Lighthouse Café Christmas
(Bluestar Island #3)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 182 Pages
November 16, 2021 by Lazy Dazy Press

As Bluestar Island prepares for a very special Christmas wedding, Santa’s sleigh crashes into The Lighthouse Café, reuniting Bluestar’s beloved waitress with her former fiancé.

In this holiday novella, Darla Evans has carved out a quiet life for herself as a waitress at The Lighthouse Café. Up until this point, she’s conveniently avoided the one man who shattered her heart and her dreams. But when a wedding draws him back to the island, she knows their meetup is unavoidable.

Tech entrepreneur William “Will” Campbell has returned to his childhood home to be the best man in his father’s wedding. But first his father has a very special task for him—to restore a sleigh in time for the wedding. However, there’s not much time until Christmas. He just might need some help.

As snowflakes cover the small town of Bluestar, Will and Darla work together to make it a very special holiday wedding. With the past looming between them, will the magic of the season open their hearts and allow them to find love again?

Includes a holiday recipe for Darla’s frosted sugar cookies!


The Bell Family of Bluestar Island:
Book 1 – Love Blooms
(Hannah & Ethan)
Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam)
Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will)
Book 4 – Rising Star (coming soon)

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My Review

This is a great novella for getting into the Christmas spirit! If you haven’t read the other Bluestar Island books, you can still enjoy this novella.

I liked that it was a second chance at love story. Darla and Will had a broken engagement in their past and Darla had a lot of hurt that had been building up for the past several years. She was still confused about why Will had broken off their engagement. She felt that one day they had been in love and the next day, Will had wanted out.

Even though this story was told in novella form, I felt that Will and Darla’s characters were fully developed. I could feel the tension, hurt, and even attraction that hovered between the two and I hoped that they could work things out as the story progressed.

The many Christmas activities and the preparations needed for Will’s father’s Christmas wedding made it truly feel like the Christmas season as I read this book.

(4 stars)

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

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a digital copy of LOVE BLOOMS and HARVEST DANCE by Jennifer Faye and a $25 Amazon gift card

Ends December 8, 2021

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Review: Their Yuletide Healing by Mindy Obenhaus

Their Yuletide Healing is a wonderful conclusion to the Bliss, Texas series. It is book four in the series, yet it can easily be read as a stand alone novel.

Rae and Cole were characters who showed their kind hearts right from the start of this book as they both worked to provide Rae’s foster children, Max and Maggie, with the best Christmas they could imagine, while also trying to help these kids heal from their tragic past.

Rae and Cole had pasts that made them reluctant to give in to the romantic feelings that were developing between them. There was a lot for them to overcome before they could find their happily ever after together, but it was definitely worth it.

It was great to return to this little community and get to catch up on all that was going on during the festive Christmas season!

(4.5 stars)

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

As her plans unravel,

can she give her children what they truly need?

Foster mom Rae Girard’s determined to make her children’s first Christmas with her the best they’ve ever had—and she’s shocked when the town scrooge, attorney Cole Heinsohn, offers to pitch in. Rae’s young charges have melted Cole’s heart, and he wants them to experience the special day he never had. But when disaster strikes, an imperfect holiday might bring them something better: a family…

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

Bliss, Texas

Book 1: A Father’s Promise
Book 2: A Brother’s Promise
Book 3: A Future to Fight For
Book 4: Their Yuletide Healing

PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY HERE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com

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Review: Her Christmas Dilemma by Brenda Minton

Her Christmas Dilemma was packed with heart and emotion! It dealt with difficult and sometimes painful topics and I appreciated the way the author kept a strong faith focus going throughout the story, which helped the characters to not lose all hope.

I really liked the way the working relationship between Clara and Tucker moved into friendship and then into feelings of love for both of them. Clara had some very difficult decisions ahead of her and Tucker was such a supportive and caring stronghold for her.

This is the second book in the series. Her Small Town Secret is book one. However, you can easily read Her Christmas Dilemma on its own, as well. I really liked these main characters and the love and concern they showed for their families.

(5 stars)

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

Searching for a safe haven

and a new beginning…

Returning home for the holidays after an unexpected pregnancy, Clara Fisher needs a fresh start. And working as a housekeeper for Tucker Church and his teenage niece is the first step. Clara still has hard choices to make, but Tucker might be just the person to help her forget her fears. Could the path to her new future also lead to love?

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brenda Minton lives in the Ozarks with her husband, three children and a few too many pets. She’s a pastor’s wife as well as children’s ministry worker.

Her hobbies include sitting on the porch drinking coffee and going out to eat with friends.

If you enjoy her Love Inspired Cooper Creek series, you can find Brenda most days drinking coffee and hanging out on Facebook.

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Review: To Stand in the Breach by Danielle Grandinetti

To Stand in the Breach is a lovely introduction to a new series by an author that I had not read before. It is a novella, yet the characters and situations and fully developed.

The historical setting of Wisconsin in the 1930’s, during the dairy farmer strikes, was something I had no former knowledge of. The author has set up a very interesting series in a turbulent time.

I really liked Katy and felt so sorry for the tragic and unfair past that she had escaped. And I respected Joey for his kind and patient treatment of Katy. I also appreciated that these two characters tried to work through their problems together, opening up to each other in order to overcome Katy’s fears and other troubles they faced. It was refreshing. I look forward to reading the next book in the series which will follow Joey’s twin sister, Lily.

(4 stars)

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

She came to America to escape a workhouse prison, but will the cost of freedom be too high a price to pay?

1933, Wisconsin – Large animal veterinarian Katy Wells takes her patients’ welfare personally, so it’s no surprise when she stands up to angry farmers planning a milk strike or takes in an injured draft horse to save its life.But after a visitor from the past discovers her location and reveals a threat, she must choose between her work and her freedom, and whether to trust a man to keep her safe.

To Stand in the Breach is the prequel novella to A Strike to the Heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danielle Grandinetti is a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com, focusing on Christian historical romance, romantic suspense, and sweet romance.

A Strike to the Heart, her historical romantic suspense (published by Iron Stream Media) releases April 2022.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Danielle lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. She loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.

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