Wednesday, February 28, 2018

My Recent Faves (Jan & Feb)

Recent Faves Jan & Feb
It's hard to believe that March is here. But that means winter is almost over right? Today I am sharing with you my favourites reads from January and February.

Troubled Waters      Just the Way You Are      Coming Home to Steeple Ridge

A Table Before Me      The Dandelion Field      The Baby Assignment

The Hearts We Mend      The Saturday Night Supper Club      Craving the Cowboy
What have been some of your favourite reads recently?
Do you have any recommendations for me?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Craving the Cowboy by Liz Isaacson

Series: Grape Seed Falls # 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
204 pages
About the Book:
Dwayne Carver is set to inherit his family's ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country, which would be great if his first love wasn't raising and training horses. In order to keep up with his ranch duties and fulfill his dreams of owning a horse farm, he hires top trainer Felicity Lightburne.

Felicity, wracked with grief over the death of her father, can't stand to stay on her family farm anymore, so she takes the job at Grape Seed Ranch sight unseen. She shows up in her red mustang only to be confronted by three wild bulls who've broken free.

When Dwayne intervenes, she's smitten. It doesn't matter that he's her boss, or that she dunked him in the small-town Texas festival the day before, or that he has tremors in his right arm from a military injury. They get along great, and she can envision herself on this new farm--at least until her mother falls ill and she has to return to help her.

Then she realizes that the ranch wife life isn't one she particularly wants. And it's all Dwayne has to offer her. Can Dwayne and Felicity work through their differences to find their happily-ever-after?

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My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (5 stars)

This story features the oldest son of Maggie & Chase. Dwayne is set to inherit his family’s ranch, and as much as he loves the ranch his first love is horses. He can’t help himself from acquiring horses but he can’t train the horses and fulfill all his ranch duties so his father hires a horse trainer to help him out. The first meeting of Dwayne and Felicity was fun and made even better when a few days later these two learn that they will be working together as Felicity is the new horse trainer on the ranch. Felicity has come to Grape Seed looking for a fresh start and is dealing with grief over the loss of her father. A relationship between these flowed nice and easy from the start, nothing was ever forced. Dwayne tries to help Felicity deal with her grief by showing her how he finds peace at church, but Felicity feels like God abandoned her when he didn’t answer her prayers. But Dwayne never forces Felicity instead accepting her the way she is. There was a point in the story where I began to wonder if there would be anything that would challenge their relationship and make them fight for what they truly want. But yes a time came. I didn’t understand the choices Felicity made when this moment did come, but Dwayne was an awesome guy, being patient with her and giving her what she wanted but also figuring out ways to help her. He showed her that a good relationship is about compromise and teamwork. With these two things they can work through all challenges. I really enjoyed the ending when Felicity found peace with God.
(I received an ARC of this book from the author; opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other Books in the Series:
1 Choosing the Cowboy  3-Charming-the-Cowboy_thumb  4-Courting-the-Cowboy_thumb  5-Claiming-the-Cowboy_thumb   

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday's RSU: February 26th

 Welcome to Monday's RSU. Every Monday I share an update of my reading status - what book (or books) I finished since last Monday, what book I am currently reading and what I am planning on reading next. 

Just Finished:
Someplace Familiar
I was engrossed in watching the Olympics that I didn't read a whole lot this week, but the book I did read was so very good! I loved the community of Laural Cove and enjoyed seeing Livy find herself. My full review will be up this Sunday, March 4.


Currently Reading: 
If I LiveI have loved Terri Blackstock for so long and have anxiously been awaiting this book since reading If I'm Found last year. I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy and am finally get to find out what is going to happen with Casey & Dylan. This offically releases on March 6th. 


Reading Next:
The Heart Between UsThis is another advance copy I was lucky to recieve. A few months ago I read Lindsay's debut novel and enjoyed her writing style, so when I saw that I could have the chance at an advance copy of this book, I jumped at it. Offically release date is March 13th.


What are you books are you currently reading or have recently enjoyed?
If you wish to join in on this feature, please let me know.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Choosing the Cowboy by Liz Isaacson

Series: Grape Seed Falls # 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: July 1, 2017
67 pages
About the Book:
Maggie Duffin is all set to inherit her father's farm supply store in Amarillo, Texas. With only girls in her family, and Heidi now married and living at Three Rivers Ranch, she feels a sense of duty and family loyalty. Which is honorable—if it wasn't for her boyfriend, cowboy Chase Carver.

Chase is and always will be a cowboy at heart. He breaks up with nineteen-year-old Maggie at the request of her father, but he's miserable. He can only keep himself away for five months before returning to the store and the girl he loves. He believes that if he can prove to Maggie's father that he can provide a stable, secure life, that Chase and Maggie can be together again.

So he sets out on a quest to find his own ranch. But with financial trouble and personal issues around every corner, both Maggie and Chase will have to rely on their faith to find their happily-ever-after.
                                                     Liz Isaacson's Website

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (5 stars)

This was an enjoyable story giving readers the love story of the couple who began Grape Seed Ranch. Chase & Maggie were first introduced in Ms. Isaacson’s story, The Lady of Three Rivers, they were dating but when Maggie parents disapproved of their pairing they broke up. It is now five months later and the love for each other is just as strong. Chase knows that Maggie is the one for him but he wants her father’s blessing and takes his concerns to heart. He sets out to become the man her father feels is worthy of Maggie and show that he can provide for her. He faces obstacles along the way but through his determination, his willingness to seek help and the support of Maggie, what seems impossible happens. Maggie’s father gives Maggie an ultimatum, Chase or the family store? This ultimatum challenges to her fight for what she really wants. I enjoyed the interaction of these two characters and thought their story was sweet and inspiring.
(I received an ARC of this book from the author; opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other Books in the Series:
2 Craving the Cowboy  3 Charming the Cowboy  4 Courting the Cowboy  5 Claiming the Cowboy