5 things from Practically Married by Karin Beery
1) marriage of convenience
2)Florida vs.Michigan winters
3) lots of coffee☕️
4) joys (and stresses)of a big family
5) what is it I want( not dependent on what makes others happy).
Marriage of convenience is my favorite trope! Karin handles this one with fun characters and a unique twist! Definitely recommend!
5 things from Summer Plans and Other Disasters by Karin Beery
1) Callie (finally a tall heroine!) moves in with her brother with a plan: connect with her ex, work with her brother jack and get her life back on track
2)Her brother, Jack, handles his own romance problems by running scared
3) Callie didn’t plan on falling for her brother’s best friend
4) Jack finally asks Stacy out... in the lighting aisle of the hardware store.... or did he?
5) Stacy finally found Jack at the farthest end of the pavilion, hanging trim. “I’m done cleaning.” She looked up at him, into his intense eyes. Captivating eyes. Beautiful eyes. There was something else she wanted to tell him. Something brown? No, that was the color of his eyes
This is my second book by Karin Beery and
I thoroughly enjoyed This book. I love that the heroine wasn’t tiny and put together. (Can any other tall girls relate?) super fun story
5 things from Do I Ever by Roger E. Bruner
5 things to look for in Do I Ever!
1) 2 divorces gone wrong
3) a neighbor who puts Jason Bourne’s observation skills to shame
4) heart to hearts in the bathroom
5) living like Christians
5 things from COVID Diaries: Christian Short Fiction Stories put out by The Collaborative Press
1) Riley is a teacher who struggles with her anxiety and reconnects with her high school sweetheart (Finding Love in Lockdown)
2) The unthinkable piles on Jocelyn as if a worldwide pandemic wasn't bad enough. (Fear No More)
3) The volunteers at Jemma's dog rescue are all stranded at home, leaving her with only Murray to help run the place (Stray Dog Love)
4) Jen's customers offer her hope for no apparent reason (No Better Time)
5) All stories provided a timely message for trusting God in the midst of chaos
I loved the evangelistic theme spread throughout! What a neat collection of stories!
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5 things from Call to Love by Mary A. Felkins
1) An ER nurse bent on taking care of herself.
2) A cop determined to make a difference.
3) A horse named Cruiser
4) Being passed over for a promotion spurs Tracy on to her Plan B for life
5) "Living alone on Tracy island, raising her baby girl, had lost its appeal. Courage to risk her heart in love breached her lead apron."
This book had some really sweet elements. The story and conflict was realistic and enjoyable. I found it to be overly descriptive at times, and I lost sight of the story several times due to the descriptions.
5 things from Like a Winter Snow by Lindsay Harrel
1)Joy Beckman, friend and helper to all, flies over to Cornwall for her friend Sophia's Christmas wedding
2)Joy is torn between her responsibilities with her parents and her blossoming attraction with Oliver in Cornwall
3)a mixed up wedding dress, left behind rings 4)a snowstorm keeps Joy and Oliver overnight in London
5)"I can logically recognize that the rain falls on the evil and the good alike. Even that our perception of rain and lightning can be flawed. We see only the chaos and the destruction, the inconveniences, the way they ruin our plans. But fire and water, they bring life too. Refining. Rejuvenation." Joy shook her head. "Still. . . this time, I don't think I want what God seems to have planned for my life."
This Christmas novella takes us back to Port Willis where we met Sophia in Secrets of Paper and Ink. I always enjoy Lindsay's books, I love how the faith story is woven in so naturally with the characters.
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5 things from Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter
1) Meredith gets custody of half-siblings she's never met and moves across the country to care for them 2) The kids' uncle, Jake, poses as a handy-man to spy on Meredith and prove she isn't fit and plans to fight her for custody. 3) Meredith's mother had Bipolar disorder, does she? 4)Jake gives Meredith dancing lessons for her brother's talent show, and sparks fly 5)"She'd learned early to hold on tightly, to control her surroundings, her feelings. But control didn't buy safety... Control was a false foundation that crumbled and left her vulnerable."
I always love Denise's books. they are fun and have such an important message woven into them!
5 things from Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter
1) Brady and Hope arrange a marriage of convenience to get custody of Brady's son, who, turns out, isn't his son at all.
3) A radio jock, A fancy car mechanic, a court case, and volatile grandparents
4)Hope wants a family but not love, and Brady wants someone for once to choose him.
5) Coping Skills. What a joke. This didn't feel like coping. It felt as though [Hope] was fighting for her life and losing. And she was already dreading the next attack. There'd be another one coming, she knew.
This is my favorite book by Denise Hunter. I love a good marriage of convenience story! Denise handles mental health issues with grace and understanding.