Sunday, June 28, 2020

Amanda Dykes: Set the Stars Alight

By Kelly Bridgewater

Lucy Clairmont's family treasured the magic of the past, and her childhood fascination with stories of the high seas led her to become a marine archaeologist. But when tragedy strikes, it's Dashel, an American forensic astronomer, and his knowledge of the stars that may help her unearth the truth behind the puzzle she's discovered in her family home.

Two hundred years earlier, the seeds of love are sown between a boy and a girl who spend their days playing in a secret sea cave, while the privileged young son of the estate looks on, wishing to join. As the children grow and war leads to unthinkable heartbreak, a story of love, betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption unfolds, held secret by the passage of time.

As Lucy and Dash journey to a mysterious old estate on the East Sussex coast, their search leads them to a community of souls and a long-hidden tale that may hold the answers--and the healing--they so desperately seek.

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From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Set the Stars Alight is an amazing story in finding the treasures God has for us as we discover our true passions. I adore the cover for Amanda Dykes newest novel Set the Stars Alight. What a beautiful cover! As for the story, I loved learning the past story before the present timeline learned the story. The story opens with us, readers, discovering the characters heart and early passions, then it moves into how those passions guide their future lives and love. Dash is a fascinating hero who loves the stars and everything to do with Lucy; whereas, Lucy wants to discover the reality of what her father's stories mean. As someone who misses her father, I understand the hurt that can take over with a lost parent. The story is interesting, and the writing is wonderful. Overall, Set the Stars Alight is a delightful story with unique characters and unseen twist.

I received a complimentary copy of Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Psalm 120

By Kelly Bridgewater

Psalm 120

"In my distress I cried to the Lord, 
And He heard me. 
Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips
And from a deceitful tongue. 

What shall be given to you,
Or what shall be done to you, 
You false tongue?
Sharp arrows of the warrior, 
With coals of the broom tree!

Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech,
That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
My soul has dwelt too long
With one who hates peace. 
I am for peace;
But when I speak, they are for war."

All Scripture come from the Journal the Word Bible NKJV version. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tea Cooper: The Woman in the Green Dress

By Kelly Bridgewater

A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I.
After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day, Fleur learns he has left her a sizable family fortune. Refusing to accept the inheritance, she heads to his beloved home country of Australia in search of the relatives who deserve it more.
In spite of her reluctance, she soon finds herself the sole owner of a remote farm and a dilapidated curio shop full of long-forgotten artifacts, remarkable preserved creatures, and a mystery that began more than sixty-five years ago. With the help of Kip, a repatriated soldier dealing with the sobering aftereffects of war, Fleur finds herself unable to resist pulling on the threads of the past. What she finds is a shocking story surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress. . . a story that, nevertheless, offers hope and healing for the future.
This romantic mystery from award-winning Australian novelist Tea Cooper will keep readers guessing until the astonishing conclusion.
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From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Tea Cooper is an Australian writer who has a number of titles under her belt, but The Woman in the Green Dress is the first novel published by her from Thomas Nelson Publishing. As most American readers are not familiar with the Australian landscape, Cooper had to describe a lot of scenery for us to image where Della and Fleur interacted with. She did a good job. I loved hanging out in the Curio Shop. I wanted to see more and more of that shop from the past and 1919. The story is a time-slip novel, but both story lines actually take place in the past. 1853 and 1919 are the two time frames. The plot is interesting and different. It isn't like anything I had ever read before. Definitely kept my attention. There really isn't a lot of romance in either time period. It is more about solving the mystery for Fleur and coming to reality with her life for Della. Overall, Tea Cooper crafted a delightful historical story that invites readers down under but captures their attention with the mystery. Fans of Karen Witemeyer and Melissa Jaguers might enjoy this novel too.

I received a complimentary copy of The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper from Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Tea Cooper
From Amazon
About the Author:

Tea Cooper is an Australian author of historical and contemporary fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling. 

Twitter: @TeaCooper1
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(Taken from Amazon.)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Lauren K. Denton: The Summer House

By Kelly Bridgewater

Sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself again.

Lily Bishop wakes one morning to find a good-bye note and divorce papers from her husband on the kitchen counter. Having moved to Alabama for his job only weeks before, Lily is devastated but forced to contemplate her next steps when she sees a flier at the grocery store for a hair stylist position in a local retirement community.

Rose Carrigan built the small retirement village of Safe Harbor years ago—just before her husband ran off with his assistant. Now she runs a tight ship, making sure the residents follow her strict rules. Rose keeps everyone at arm’s length, including her own family. But when Lily shows up asking for a job and a place to live, Rose’s cold exterior begins to thaw. Lily and Rose form an unlikely friendship, and Lily’s salon soon becomes the place where residents share town gossip, as well as a few secrets of their own. Lily even finds herself drawn to Rose’s nephew, Rawlins—a single dad and shrimper who’s had some practice at starting over, and one of the residents may be carrying a torch for Rose as well.

Neither Lily nor Rose is where they expected to be, but the summer makes them both wonder if there’s more to life and love than what they’ve lived so far. The Summer House weaves Lauren Denton’s inviting Southern charm around a woman’s journey to find herself.

From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I have read all four of Lauren K. Denton's novels. They definitely belong in the Southern fiction genre. I really enjoyed her first novel, The Hideaway. In The Summer House, Denton crafted Lily and Rose, two women who needed to learn to carry on with their lives and move forward from the past. Having a story take place at a retirement community is different, yet nice. I enjoy talking to the older generation and learning about their pasts. it was nice to see how well Lily fit right in and Rose learned to fit in. Their is some romance, but nothing to take away from the overall plot. The only issue I had with the plot was the "gossip rag" that was published by Shirley that got inserted into the pages of the story. Most of the time, I just skipped right over them to return to the story. This is definitely a delightful little read that any one of any age would enjoy to read. I recommend picking up a copy.

I received a complimentary copy of The Summer House by Lauren K. Denton from Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Welcome Summer

By Kelly Bridgewater

I'm not a huge fan of summer.

I do like cutting the grass. Once completed, it feels like a sense of accomplishment.

My favorite part of the day is dusk. I like going outside and sitting on the back deck, watching the lightening bugs come out. I enjoy chasing my boys through the yard and climbing trees. Believe me, owning ten acres with half being in the woods, I have a lot of trees.

I enjoy riding my bikes with the boys. I still can outride all of them.

I enjoy pulling out my rollerblades and racing up and down the street.

I do look forward to eating more food on the grill. Like corn on the cob, watermelon, and burgers.

I enjoy the fireworks on the fourth of July.

I like cool evenings where I can open all the windows in the house and allow the cool breeze to blow through the house. I enjoy falling asleep to the sound of crickets and owls in or woods.

But . . .

I do hate having to pull weeds and trim around everything.

I hate the heat of the day.

I get optical headaches all the time, so the sun is not my friend. Hard to go outside and plan anything when you know that you are going to sweat before you even start.

What about you? Are there things you love and hate about summer?

I pray you have a wonderful summer with lots of memory making moments.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Lynn Austin: If I Were You

By Kelly Bridgewater

From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award-winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII.

1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve's secrets--and the complicated history of their friendship--to the surface.

1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve's mother served as a lady's maid for Audrey's mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force . . . until a greater threat--Nazi invasion--reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey's brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen.

This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.

From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

World War II is a fascinating genre to dive into. I honestly believe it is the last generation full of heroes who would die for this country. So when I read the synopsis for Lynn Austin's latest novel, If I Were You, I couldn't wait to read it. I was nice to see a story that takes place during the Blitz in London. Most stories enjoy sharing about Hilter's regime in lower Europe. Not that England wasn't thrown for a huge disaster too; it was just nice to read something a little different. I loved seeing Eve and Audrey as they struggled with crossing the lines of money and kept their friendship going strong. This story was a delightful way to spend a couple of days. I got lost in the story and enjoyed the ending. It fit well for the whole purpose of the story. Overall, If I Were You by Lynn Austin takes readers for a ride through the horrors of World War II but allow the friendship of two women to hang on the balance. A delightful story. A must read for fans of Sarah Sundin, Melanie Dobson, and Cathy Gohlke.

I received a complimentary copy of If I Were You by Lynn Austin from Tyndale Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About the Author:

Lynn Austin
From Amazon
For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband's work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she'd earned at Hope College and Southern Connecticut State University to work as a teacher. After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped. Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.

Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother, and daughter concerning the change in women's roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve's Daughters.

Along with reading, two of Lynn's lifelong passions are history and archaeology. While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue studies in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological Seminary. She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989 to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah. This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.

Lynn resigned from teaching to write full-time in 1992. Since then she has published 27 novels. Eight of her historical novels have won Christy Awards for excellence in Christian Fiction: Hidden Places (2001), Candle in the Darkness (2002), Fire by Night (2003), A Proper Pursuit (2007), Until We Reach Home (2008), Though Waters Roar (2009) While We're Far Apart (2010), and Wonderland Creek (2011). She was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2013. Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005. Lynn's novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel, starring actress Shirley Jones. Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film. (Taken from Amazon.)

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Susan May Warren: The Heart of a Hero

By Kelly Bridgewater

Rescuing Aria Sinclair is just what former SEAL Jake Silver needs in order to redeem his past mistakes. Keeping her distance from Jake is what Aria needs to protect her heart. As a hurricane turns paradise into peril, they must save themselves and others in this story of second chances and survival--and the cost of both.

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From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I have never been in a hurricane nor what to, but Susan May Warren in her newest release The Heart of a Hero definitely captures the danger and thrills associated with being in one. The action starts in the first chapter with readers starting to empathize with Aria, a familiar character, from The Way of the Brave. Just like the story heightens its tension, Warren captures the heighten emotions and feelings of Jake and Aria. I really enjoyed the fast paced novel. The story kept moving forward, and when I thought the story was about to have a break in the tension, Warren wrapped the characters in deeper trouble. Definitely a book for the keeper shelf. Can't wait to get my hands on the final book in this series The Price of Valor

I received a complimentary copy of The Heart of the Hero by Susan May Warren from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own. 

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Friday, June 12, 2020

Vacation Bible School

By Kelly Bridgewater

Vacation Bible School (VBS) starts this  Sunday at our church.

This year, our church is doing a marketplace during Daniel's time of captivity. We have done the same idea for the past five years.

My almost twelve-year-old son really enjoys going to VBS. He talks about the crafts he did, food he ate, and the games he played. I have to drag it out of him for him to talk about the lesson.

Little boys.

But this year, he joins the youth group, so he won't be participating in the marketplace VBS in the same way. He will get to visit one night and even learn about Daniel, but he will be with the older kids, so they will be doing things differently.

I don't know how I feel about this. I just graduated one son from the youth group all together, and now another one enters.

No more boys in the little children stuff at church anymore.

How did this happen?

When I was growing up, my mother used to say that raising kids goes fast, and I didn't believe her when they were in diapers and constantly underfoot, but now I see them slowing slippin away to adulthood.

That is why making memories with my boys has become such a priority for my husband and I. We want our boys to want to come home and visit. We want them to remember good things about their childhood.

Does your church do a VBS every year? Have you helped out? How?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Karen Witemeyer: At Love's Command

By Kelly Bridgewater

Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when a rustler's bullet leaves one of them at death's door, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine's brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything--even his team--to save her.

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From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Karen Witemeyer's newest novel, At Love's Command features four cowboys who seek justice. After an important battle changed their perspective on being a soldier, the four friends decided to change course and help the unfortunate. The four men work seamlessly together to make a wonderful pact of heroes. The story features revenge, ransom, a kidnapping, and hunting for love. The male hero is interesting and brave. Once he fell in love, he didn't allow the thought of love to run away. The heroine, Dr. Josephine, is brave and not afraid of anything. She falls in love quickly and will do anything for the safety of those she loves and injured. I love the  male cowboy on the cover. Most Christian Fiction features the heroine, so it was nice to see this becoming a thread especially with this publisher. Overall, At Love's Command was a delightful introduction to a new series. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.  

I received a complimentary copy of At Love's Command by Karen Witemeyer from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Leonard Goldberg: The Art of Deception

By Kelly Bridgewater

"Suspenseful and entertaining, with many twists and turns....This is one of the best Sherlock Holmes series since Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell books."—Historical Novel Society
USA Today bestselling author Leonard Goldberg returns with another puzzling case for the daughter of Sherlock Holmes to unravel in this exciting mystery, The Art of Deception, sure to be enjoyed by fans of Sherlock Holmes as well Laurie R. King and Charles Finch.
In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. Despite Scotland Yard’s best efforts, the criminal remains at large and continues on his destructive path.
When Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the mystery, they soon discover that although the canvases have been slashed, their backings remain pristine, with no cuts or scratches. The criminal, it seems, is no mere vandal—he's searching for something hidden behind the portraits.
Suspicion soon falls on two skilled art restorers who previously worked at the gallery where all the vandalized art was purchased. When Joanna finds the body of one in a bricked off fireplace at the gallery, the other is left as the prime suspect. But then he's discovered dead as well. Luckily, Joanna has a plan for ensnaring the criminal once and for all. But it must not fail, or more paintings—and lives—will be lost.
From Goodreads
My Thoughts:
I adore Sherlock Holmes. I heard about the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series by Leonard Goldberg as a suggestion when I clicked on the cover. Goldberg does a fabulous job with a nod to the famous detective and including Watson as an elder consultant on the case. The mystery flows well and reminds me a lot of Holmes' style of solving a case. I love watching Joanna solve the mystery and her train of thoughts as she works through and explains the cases to those around her. The mystery was different and held enough why and who done it to capture my mystery loving mind. I really enjoy the clean mystery aspect, so I can recommend the story to even little fans who love a good mystery. I really hope there are going to be more novels in this series. 
I received a complimentary copy of The Art of Deception by Leonard Goldberg from the publishing company, but the opinions stated are all my own. 
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Friday, June 5, 2020

Verses that Stuck

By Kelly Bridgewater

Psalm 40: 1 - 5

"I waited patiently for the Lord:
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry. 
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay, 
And set my feet upon a rock,
And establish my steps. 
He has put a new song in my mouth -
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord. 

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 
Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of the,
They are more than can be numbered."

Scripture comes from the NKJV Journal the Word Bible.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lindsay A. Franklin: The Story Hunter

By Kelly Bridgewater

About the Book:

Title: The Story Hunter
Author: Lindsay A. Franklin
Genre:  Young Adult Speculative
Publication Date: May 19, 2020

Redeeming the past is a fatal quest.
In the wake of a deadly coup, the capital city of Urian has descended into chaos. Heartbreak and bloodshed await Tanwen and her friends as they discover the unlikeliest leader now rules Tir.

If they want to save the realm, Tannie and the Corsyth weavers must rescue Queen Braith and unmask the Master, ending the strife once and for all. But the success of their hunt depends upon an ally no one trusts.

The Master has a new target in sight: fragile, trauma-scarred Digwyn, whose unique weaving ability could turn the tide of any war. When the desire for vengeance proves too powerful for Digwyn to resist, Tanwen must face a terrifying truth: the fate of Tir rests in the hands of a volatile, shattered girl.

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From Celebrate Lit.
My Thoughts:

I highly recommend reading all three of these books in order. Lindsay Franklin crafted a story that takes place in a linear fashion, which is a wonderful thing, but now that all three books are published, it is now to go back and re-read them to understand the whole scope of the story. Wow! What a story! It is completely unique and totally worth spending time with. Franklin definitely deserves all the awards she has been given for this series. The final battle is amazing. Full of heart and danger. I loved spending time with these characters. I would love to meet Tanwen in person and have her tell me a story. I want to see what happens to her later in life. There is some romance. Most stories have them, but it wasn't overwhelming. The plot with the danger and heroics was the main issue. I really enjoyed this story. I highly recommend it to anyone whether you enjoy fantasy or not. It is a wonderfully crafted story. 
I received a complimentary copy of The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin published by Enclave Publishing through Celebrate Lit. tours, but the opinions stated are all my own. 

My Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

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About the Author
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From Celebrate Lit.
Lindsay A. Franklin is a Carol Award–winning author, freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed marsupial named Wombatman.

More from Lindsay

Someone asked me recently where my story ideas come from. In fact, that’s one of the author questions I get asked most often. Honestly, the answer is different for every single project I’ve worked on, every single thing I’ve written. I’ve gotten ideas from news headlines, from dreams, from random musings while washing dishes. I even got an idea for a novel from a throwaway remark made by an editor teaching a workshop (that’s how The Story Peddler started).
The idea for The Story Hunter started with a title that turned into a girl.
After The Weaver Trilogy was acquired, my publisher and I brainstormed a list of titles for books two and three in the series. My editor loved the title The Story Peddler and wanted to keep that format for subsequent books. On his brainstorming list was the title The Story Thief. Obviously, this title did not make it all the way to publication. The middle-grade best-selling series Story Thieves wasn’t on our radar at the time, and once it was, I knew we would have to work with a different title (and I absolutely love the title The Story Hunter, so there’s no lingering sadness over here). But the moment I saw that phrase, The Story Thief, a new character popped into my head. It was one of those rare instances when a complete person arrives in my imagination all at once. I knew who she was, what she wanted, and what her unique gift would be. She was Diggy, my story thief, and I knew book three would belong to her.
There were many things I loved about writing this final installment of The Weaver Trilogy but none more than getting to write my story thief’s journey. That’s her hand on the cover of the book, stealing lightning and battling her inner monsters. Though I knew who Diggy was the moment I imagined her, I wasn’t sure how her story was going to end until I wrote it. I can recall saying to my best friend during Hunter’s writing process, “I don’t know if Diggy is going to be okay.” Her backstory is very difficult and deeply personal to me. When we’re facing the kind of odds Diggy is facing, sometimes we don’t win. And even if we do, rarely do we come out unscathed. So I built the book around that question: is Diggy going to be okay? And I didn’t know the answer until I scribbled it down on my outline.
When readers reach The End for the final time in this series, I hope they will feel I’ve done Diggy’s story—and the stories of all my beloved Weaver characters— justice.

Blog Stops

Mia Reads, June 1
Hallie Reads, June 9
Remembrancy, June 9
Worthy2Read, June 11
Pause for Tales, June 11


To celebrate her tour, Lindsay is giving away the grand prize package of a signed set of The Weaver Trilogy paperbacks, set of four character cards with art by Laura Hollingsworth, set of three Weaver-themed Novelly Yours candles (The Corsyth, The Cethorelle, and The Craigyl), an “I Ship It Mor” enamel pin designed by Dust & Pages, Custom tea tins from Adagio Tea (Braith’s Blend and Diggy’s Spikefruit), and an assortment of bookmarks, stickers, and art prints!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Elizabeth Camden: A Gilded Lady

By Kelly Bridgewater

Secretary to the first lady of the United States, Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of high society--but is hiding a terrible secret. Immediately suspicious of Caroline, but also attracted to her, secret service agent Nathaniel Trask must battle his growing love for her as the threat to the president rises and they face adventure, heartbreak, and danger.

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From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden is a delightful glance into the world of President McKinley's life. While Caroline is a secretary to his wife, Ida McKinley, it was nice to see their relationship even among the numerous struggles being a president would bring to a relationship. The plot was intriguing and fascinating. I love the Luke storyline, which took place in Cuba and Washington D.C. Camden's research shines on the pages of her stories but comes alive through the characters and settings. I enjoyed these characters, and I can't wait to see what the third book will entail. In conclusion, fans of Elizabeth Camden's writing or historical romance based loosely on true events or characters should pick up this novel.

I received a complimentary copy of A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden through Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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