Friday, May 26, 2017

J. Golden Kimball, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway



Book Summary:

He is J. Golden Kimball, and when he is gone, there will never be another. He was the original product, and when Providence had finished him, the pattern was lost and never found again.
LDS Church history is comprised of the accounts of multitudes of men and women who set the groundwork for the Church. And while there are plenty of ordinary individuals woven into that patchwork of history, there are also a handful of unique individuals who enliven the past and provide inspiration for the future. Known as the “swearing Apostle,” J. Golden Kimball is just such a character, one whose legacy of colorful language is surpassed only by his fierce loyalty to the gospel.
In J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories, readers are invited to come to better know this legendary man made famous by his unique humor and powerful testimony. From a chronicle of Kimball’s youthful adventures to the legacy he forged in his more than forty years as a General Authority, gear up for a rollicking ride through the life of one of the liveliest servants of the Lord.


My Review:

I thought this would be more of the funny stories I grew up hearing about J. Golden Kimball. What is nice about this book is that it gives actual history of his father and of himself, so we get to know more of the facts than the myths. It made J. Golden more a real person than this legend/myth he has become. There is a lot of information in this book and even side snippets on almost every page that gives a little story or piece of additional information. This is a very well put together book with all of the historical facts.

Happy Reading!!!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mix 'N Match by Lindzee Armstrong, Book Review



Book Summary:


For Zoey Carlson, being maid of honor is more than she bargained for. The groom is a billionaire, the bride is hounded by the press, and the super-secret wedding is across the ocean in France. Zoey will do anything to keep away the media—even spend two weeks wedding planning in Paris with Mitch, the uptight best man who drives her crazy. 

For Mitch, keeping the press away is about more than making sure his best friend has a perfect wedding—it’s his job. And as far as he’s concerned, chaotic and spontaneous Zoey is an attractive liability. 

When a reporter follows them to France, Zoey and Mitch must work together to make their best friends’ wedding day paparazzi-free while fighting their growing attraction to each other. Can these two opposites admit they're not so different and build a life together?



My Review:

I loved the book Miss Match that I read by Armstrong, so I was thrilled with the chance to read another by her! Mix 'N Match is about Zoey and Mitch. Zoey is Brooke's best friend and Mitch is Luke's friend and assistant, from the book Miss Match. Zoey and Mitch are thrown together and have to go incognito to try to plan out Brooke and Luke's wedding in Paris. Trying to keep it under the radar of the paparazzi is nearly impossible as is trying to fight the growing affection the two have! Will they admit to their true feelings for each other, or will they continue to fight against them since they are complete opposites in every way! Armstrong has a way with words that kept me interested and reading until the very end. A fun story with sizzling chemistry that still stays clean, Mix N Match is a book that I would recommend to all of my book friends!

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Author for review

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wrong For You, by Jenny Proctor, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway!






Book Summary:

Lane Bishop is a hardworking, intelligent, young woman. With her recent move to Chapel Hill, she is determined to leave behind the drama and effort of keeping up with the dating scene. Even so, Lane somehow manages to get dragged out by a gaggle of girls to go watch boys play soccer. Just watching is not Lane’s forte, so she joins in the fun and leads her team to victory.

Rather than feeling intimidated by the vivacious beauty on the opposing team, Jamie Hamilton is intrigued. Risking his “untouchable” dating status, he decides to pursue Lane—with a little help from his older brother Simon. With Simon’s behind-the- scenes assistance, Jamie proves irresistible, even to a disillusioned dater like Lane. But as she gets to know both brothers, Lane can’t help but wonder—beneath the grand gestures and romantic words, is she falling for the wrong guy?




My Review:


Wrong For Young Jenny Proctor

I am new reader to Proctor and I am impressed! Honestly she swept me out of my world and into Lane's immediately. And while I am not a soccer fan, I loved Lane's passion for the game and her skills she used against the Hamilton brothers. The story flowed easily and I could picture Chapel Hill in North Carolina and the Winding Way Inn with Lane hard at work at her desk. And two very handsome Hamilton boys making occasional appearances there! The whole story of Lane trying to figure out if she and Jamie were right for each other and the entire time seeing and noticing things about Simon, I knew it was going to get complicated. I was unprepared for the fun, crazy and emotional journey that Proctor took me on. Yet, I am still wanting more now that I am finished reading! Give me more Lane! Give me more Hamilton brothers! I want more Abuela! Take your pick ladies because any of these Hamilton brothers would be a perfect book boyfriend! This book was a lot of fun to read and I really hope Proctor writes Connor's story next! 

Rating: LDS/clean/sweet

Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Sense & Second Chances by Brittany Larsen, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway!





Book Summary:

Emily Carter is on the fast track to success when the unthinkable happens: a tragic accident claims the lives of her parents. Now Emily must set aside her dreams and raise her two younger siblings, Annie and Bryce. Emily and Annie are sisters, but that doesn’t mean they are anything alike. Whereas Emily reacts to the tragedy with her characteristic stoic calm, passionate Annie spirals into depression. Just when things seem like they can’t get any more difficult, Emily’s older half-brother and his fiancĂ©e arrive not to help, but to claim the family home he’s inherited from their parents. Without a place to call their own, Emily must take action—and fast. When an exciting employment opportunity arises in Utah, the displaced Carters decide to build a new life in a new home. But it soon becomes clear that their future prospects will go far beyond professional, as each sister is faced with an unexpected romance. Yet love is never simple, and in matters of the heart, one sister must proceed with caution while the other needs to take a leap of faith . . .


My Review:

This was a really great book! The author tackled some difficult topics like depression, losing both parents, bipolar disorder, half brothers that kick you out of their house, dating someone of a different religion and raising your siblings. This book really took it all head on! Add into all of that a run-down ranch that was left to Emily and it made for quite a story! What would she do with her feelings for Joel? Where would she go when she had to get out of her half brother's house? Take the ride in Sense & Second Chances, you will be glad you tried this LDS novel!
Happy Reading!!!


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Source:  Publisher for review

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson, Book Review




Book Summary:

She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant. But she might just gain what she’s always wanted…if she makes it in time.

The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true.

On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.

When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg? 



My Review:

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

This story grabs the reader immediately and pulls them straight into the medieval era and Magdalen's life.  Dickerson possesses magic in her fingertips because she weaves such a spellbinding tale that the reader cannot put it down! Magdalen's character drew me in with her sweet disposition and her kind and beautiful heart. I had no idea how she would resolve her situation but I knew she would persevere somehow because she never gave up. Her kindness towards others and her faith in God made for a heroine that all women would want to be like. My heart was pumping with adrenaline for all of the precarious situations she and Steffan found themselves in! And man was Steffan handsome, he would make any girl swoon with his good looks and chivalrous personality! Dickerson has done it again with The Noble Servant! She transported me to another time and place to where I forgot my world completely and became entrenched in Magdalen's! Bravo for a beautifully written Christian medieval tale! Five stars and I cannot wait for whatever Dickerson writes next! 
I received a copy via Netgalley.


Happy Reading!!!


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Monday, May 1, 2017

The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch, Book Review



Book Summary:

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line.

THE MATCHMAKING GAME: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch. 

Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart. 



My Review:


Rowena and Evan's story is one of my favorites now! I could not stop reading once I started! Ro and Evan were the best of childhood friends and then he went off to war. Ro was so beautiful yet she didn't even know it. When Evan comes back from war she wants her old friend back. So she plans for them to set up their widowed parents and as they play matchmakers, things go in directions Ro never imagined! I could not see a way that things were going to work out. When a story has you on the edge and chewing on your nails, you know it is a good one! This story kept me reading and I loved every single second!  


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Publisher for review