Sitting on a bench and chatting with your siblings is one of the best things in the world, having a heart to heart conversation on a bench is so nice and cozy.
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Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys studying the fossils and formations in the magnificent cave near her father’s house. The cave seems plenty safe–until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to climb out.
Rafe Kincaid is a man used to being in control–of himself, his brothers, and his family’s ranch. The last thing he expects is to find a woman trapped in the cavern on his land–or to be forced to kiss her!
Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he’s ever known. But when their developing relationship threatens a reconciliation with his brothers, will Rafe have to choose between his family and this new love that could heal his troubled heart and secure his happiness?
My Rating: 4 and 1/2 stars.
My Recommendation: 16 up . . . Warnings below. 😉
My Favorite Character/s: Julia, for sure – is one of my favorite characters. She’s kind, and caring, though her bossiness is shown quite throughout the series. I love her relationship with Rafe and how well the two fit together as a couple though Rafe being, um, Rafe nearly ruined it with his overprotectiveness.
My Verse for Julia is Ephesians 6:2
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; (King James Version.) I picked this verse because though not always Julia mostly honored her father even when he wasn’t kind.
My Thoughts: When I first tried this book on kindle I didn’t care for it . . . And forgot about it until I ordered a copy from Thriftbooks. And when I read it in paperback, I love love loved it! It’s so unique with the crazy loco brothers, the woman that loves the oldest and bossiest brother, caves, fires, and being out of control even if they never were in control in the first place. After wanting to read this series in paperback for a while I am glad I kept it on my tbr list.
Warnings: Mentions of gambling, a man is cruel to his family, and there is kissing and a proposal gone wrong.
She’s ready to leave it all behind.
Recent college graduate Kaylan Richards has spent her entire life following a plan. Go to school. Get good grades. Do what you love. Love what you do. Only what Kaylan loves requires a sought after internship. She doesn’t want to wait. She wants to help people now. And on the eve of her decision to leave her life-long plans behind, the man she wants to forget walks back into her life.
He’s ready to win her heart.
Navy SEAL Nick Carmichael never dreamed he would love a woman more than he loves serving his country. Now he’s finally ready to win her heart, but this time she’s the one who wants to leave for the most poverty-stricken country in the western hemisphere. And it’s his turn to watch her go.
Something deadly is about to strike.
It’s the worst earthquake Haiti has ever seen. Kaylan is trapped in the aftermath, and Nick is a world away on a mission to catch a terrorist. As they find their way back to one another, Kaylan and Nick must learn that love grown in the midst of tragedy can truly conquer all. But only if they have the courage to fight for it.
Genre: Suspense, romance.
My Rating: 5 stars!
My Recommendation: 13 up for romance.
My Favorite character/s: Kaylan was a bit naive and sheltered when the book started out but she knew it which made her the perfect heroine! She was soft though strong, loving though lost at times, willful though willing to help. Her journey was so powerful and sad yet … right. She
My Verse for Kaylan is Romans 5:2
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (King James Version.)
My Thoughts: Oh my goodness gracious! This book was just . . . Wow! The characters were so lifelike and heartfelt! Man, this book was so good and the emotions spot on. From the moment I opened it I was pulled into the story as the characters left home till the end when they returned home grown up and more mature than before. I won this book in a Valentines’ giveaway and bought the next two books in the series before the week was out which was big for me because I have a long list of books on my TBR list and normally get books from that list before getting books that I’ve only read the first in the series and though loved it didn’t care enough about the characters to get them then. The reason I’m telling you this . . . I don’t mind reading books out of order so when the third book came in the mail before the second I was going to read it in a heartbeat, but my sister snatched it out of my hand the minute I opened it . . . Yelled “It’s for your own good!” and ran out of the room. The book disappeared, not to be returned until I got the second.
Warnings: A character dies, mentions of false gods and worshiping them.
Levi thought he was making this journey alone. But when he meets an eight-year-old girl at the train station, that plan is turned on its head.
Casey is running away and finds out that Levi is too. They decide to journey together and their lives are suddenly bound together in a journey they will not soon forget.
Both children come from abusive situations and are running from the dangers of their previous life. Levi is confident he can handle this on his own, but when Casey is injured on the journey, he must seek help from the first person that comes into his path, or rather people. Mr. and Mrs. Bellworth are simple farm folk with a heart for kids and a passion for serving God. When their unconditional love and gentle care surrounds Levi and Casey, the troubles of their previous lives melt away and they start to flourish. But when Casey is dragged back into the abusive world she came from, the emotional trauma, pain and distrust resurfaces. Will they be forever bound by their past? Or will God answer their prayers?
Genre: Christian Fiction. Rating: 5 Stars. Recommendation: Anyone, but it may not be good for younger kids because of Casey and Levi’s parents. My favorite character/s: Levi is a nice boy, I liked how he was protective of Casey, he’s brave and caring, I liked how he comes to care for the Bellworths. My Verse for Levi and Casey is Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Casey is a sweet girl, I felt really bad for her, I liked how Mikayla treated Casey and Levi. Mr. and Mrs. Bellworth were kind and caring. With Jason everybody was forgiving even the people he thought couldn’t forgive him. In all it was a nice book.
Difficulties arise at Triple Creek Ranch when Orlena, Norman Mavrich’s spoiled, pampered younger sister comes to live with her brother and his wife. The move is much against Orlena’s wishes, and she doesn’t hesitate to let everyone know it. Time and again Mr. and Mrs. Mavrich are driven to their knees to find strength to face another day. Join the young ranch boss, Norman Mavrich, his sweet wife, Jenelle, and the rest of the members of Triple Creek Ranch as they strive to be examples of Christ to the unbroken newcomer.
My Review of Unbroken by Rebekah Morris Genre: Christian Fiction. Rating: 5 Stars.
Recommendation: Anyone. My favorite character/s: Jenelle Mavrich is sweet kind and caring, she shows patience that only comes from God in dealing with Orlena, she tries to show Orlena Christ’s love but Orlena won’t listen. She tries to get through to Orlena but Orlena is determined not to let anyone in. Then Norman has an accident and Jenelle has to take care of him.
My Verse for Jenelle is Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. In the English Standard Version Bible (ESV).
Norman Mavrich is the owner of Triple Creek Ranch and his Grandmother has died so he is now Orlena’s guardian who is his little sister who he has rarely seen. And he doesn’t know her and she is determined to make him send her to a finishing school. He is a kind and loving brother but she just might make him snap.
My Verse for Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. In the English Standard Version Bible (ESV).
More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those around him. Just the quiet bachelor existence he’s always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away when the baker of his favorite breakfast bun is railroaded by the city council. Despite not wanting to get involved, he can’t turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.
Abigail Kemp needs a man’s name on her bakery’s deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. That person definitely isn’t the stoic lumberman who oozes silent confidence whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can’t even control her pulse when she’s around him.
When vows are spoken, Abigail’s troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. Can she put ever more trust in Zach without losing her dreams of independence?
Having loved the first book and knowing I love each of Witemeyer’s books I’ve read I knew I would enjoy More Than Word Can Say what I didn’t expect was for it to be her best work yet and be even better then Head In The Clouds! The character were so sweet and spunky and the story line wonderful.
Rating: 5 stars.
Recommendation: 17/19 up for a scenes with a drunk, a character’s mistake, and a slight inappropriate part.
Verse: Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: (King James Version.)
Have you read books by any of these authors? Which books are you going to try, more than one? Do you have a favorite cover in this post?