Monday, April 29, 2019

Becky Wade: Sweet On You

By Kelly Bridgewater

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who's spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He's achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him--Britt's heart.

When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle's tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

Becky Wade created a sweet and loving love story with Sweet On You. This story reminds me so much of the story of God's love for us. He has pursued each of us for years. God's love is shown in all his actions whether us humans want to see it or not. With Sweet On You, Wade crafted a love story between Zander and Britt that I have been waiting on since reading True to You. I really enjoyed the struggle internally for Zander. Most romances feature the hero as unrealistic and hopeful, but not to my liking. Something about Wade's creation of Zander struck realistically with me. She is one of the few contemporary romance authors that I enjoy. The plot had a mystery with a hunt for Zander's Uncle's past, and I liked that twist to the story too. Overall, Sweet on You by Becky Wade is a wonderful love story mirroring God's love for us. I enjoyed spending time with Britt, Nora, and Willow as well as their husbands. Fans of contemporary romance should pick this book and series up.

I received a complimentary copy of Sweet On You by Becky Wade from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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About the Author:
Becky Wade
From Amazon

Becky is the Carol and Christy award winning author of heartwarming, humorous, and swoon-worthy contemporary inspirational romances.

She loves to connect with readers via her web site,, and via her Facebook author page,

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

These days, you'll find Becky in Dallas, Texas failing to keep up with her housework, trying her best in yoga class, carting her three kids around town, watching TV with her Cavalier spaniel on her lap, hunched over her computer writing, or eating chocolate. (Taken from Amazon.)

Friday, April 26, 2019

He is Risen!!

By Kelly Bridgewater

Last Friday was Good Friday. Sunday was Easter. So this second post dealing with the Scriptures and Jesus's crucificiation is a little late, but it is a WONDERFUL message, so I don't think anyone will mind.

"Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them came to the tomb bringing spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. An did happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, 'Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!' " Luke 24 : 1- 6

Praise Jesus!!!!

He conquered death and Satan has no power over Him anymore.

I couldn't imagine what those women went through. It was not the morning they were expecting.

I hope this message encourages you to keep trusting in God. What he did was for you and me. Something we can't ever earn. Just accept his gift of eternal life. 

Scripture came from the Journal the Word Bible NKJV.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Morgan L. Busse: Flight of the Raven

By Kelly Bridgewater

Selene Ravenwood, once the heir to House Ravenwood, is now an exile. On the run and free of her family's destiny, Selene hopes to find the real reason her family was given the gift of dreamwalking. But first she must adapt to her new life as wife to Lord Damien Maris, the man she was originally assigned to kill.

While adjusting to her marriage and her home in the north, her power over dreams begins to grow. As the strongest dreamwalker to exist in ages, her expanding power attracts not only nightmares but the attention of the Dark Lady herself.

With a war looming on the horizon and a wicked being after her gift, Selene is faced with a choice: embrace the Dark Lady's offer, or search out the one who gave her the gift of dreamwalking. One path offers power, the other offers freedom. But time is running out, and soon her choice will be made for her.

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

Flight of the Raven by Morgan Busse is number two in the fantasy series entitled The Ravenwood Saga. I read the first book a while ago, but I had a hard time remembering what I read. I believe, and this series proved it, that fantasy novels need to be read one right after another. The stories are usually pretty linear, and flow naturally, but it is hard to process what happened before if it has been a while since reading. I do enjoy how Busse allowed the heroine Selene to be interested in searching for the truth about the Light and going against what her families legacy currently is. She is discovering more about what really makes world tick, and I enjoy her curiosity. The series is building toward its climactic moment, and I can't wait to see how this plays out. As for the plot in this series, it really is about Selene finding herself and learning to love, but the big action I hope will play out in the final book. Overall, Flight of the Raven is an enticing read filled with memorable characters and a overarching threat, begging to explode like the water surrounding the kingdom.

I received a complimentary copy of Flight of the Raven by Morgan Busse from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the Author:

Morgan L Busse
From Amazon
Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She's the author of the epic fantasy Follower of the Word series and the award-winning steampunk series, The Soul Chronicles. Mark of the Raven is her latest fantasy novel from Bethany House. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Patricia Bradley: Justice Delivered

By Kelly Bridgewater

Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.

When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it's too late. When that proves to be not enough, she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps the suspense taut and the stakes high in this fast-paced story that will have readers turning pages long into the night.

From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Patricia Bradley brought out the horrors of human trafficking through a woman who escaped and showed the lengths a person would go to help find someone who is on their way to being put into the human trafficking world. The whole idea of human trafficking sickens me. I can't imagine the horrors those young woman have to go through. Bradley used a current horror and wrote a fast-paced suspense novel that gripped me from the confusing opening prologue. I really enjoyed the story. This is how a suspense novel should be composed. Something horrible in the opening chapter with plenty of down moments filled with equal moments of doubt and cliff-hangers at the end of the chapters. I didn't want to put the book down. I wanted to see justice done and Lexi set free from what could be her future. The romance is the way I like it too. There but not the main focus of the story. I believe fans of Lynette Eason, Dani Pettrey, and DiAnn Mills would enjoy this novel.

I received a complimentary copy of Justice Delivered by Patricia Bradley from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About the Author:
Patricia Bradley
From Amazon

Winner of an Inspirational Readers Choice Award, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum.

But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia's romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series set in Mississippi and two sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, Matthew's Choice and The Christmas Campaign that are available on Amazon.

The first Memphis Cold Case book, Justice Delayed, released February 2017, and Justice Buried, the 2nd in the cold case books releases September 2017.

A Heartwarming Christmas, an anthology written with eleven Heartwarming authors debuted at #81 on USA Today's Top 150 Titles. The Gingerbread Pony is her contribution to the anthology. October 3, 2017, Revenge releases in the anthology, The Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers. In Revenge, Andi Hollister and Will Kincade's story from Justice Delayed continues...

Her workshops on writing include two online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers and workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer's Conference in Collierville, TN. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens. (Taken from Amazon.)