The Hawk and the Jewel By Lori Wick
347 pages
#1 in the Kensington Chronicles

(to read the 1st pages, click on the cover above!)
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For years Lord Gallagher's family has thought that Sunny perished with Lady Gallagher in storm-tossed seas off the Arabian coast. Unknown to them, the beautiful violet-eye toddler had been found and taken to the palace of Darhabar, where she was raised as the ruler's own child. Now the emir, Ahmad Khan, has contacted the family and asked them to send a ship for her. Why after all this time? And what of the mysterious gift he has sent with her?
Brandon Hawkesbury, friend to the Gallaghers and appealing young captain of the vessel, gazes at Sunny as she comes aboard. It will not be easy for the restless girl to accept a new life...a new family...a new faith.
Brandon puts aside these thoughts as he turns his ship toward sea. For now, Sunny is going home. What lies ahead is in God's hands.


Join the expedition that Brought Brandon and Sunny together. Sunny's a girl who has been living the life of a princess, and doesn't realize the family she has back in Europe.
This truly is a great book...I loved reading it, and the rest of this series (which will be reviewed over the next couple of weeks.)

Brandon, has been sent on a journey to pick up Sunny, but little did he know, that as he picked up Sunny...he would lose his heart! At first he just looks on her as another sister to care for and protect. He realizes that Europe is very different from what she's used to, not to mention she just found out, that she's a different age than what she was told...AND that the family she knew and loved has sent her away.

It's not one that I can say much about because then you really wouldn't need to read the book...But this is one series that I think everyone should read!


An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick
Portaits of the Heart Series #2

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Did photography replace an absence in her life or expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness? While Growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge” she exiles herself in 1911 to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.


I've read her Kinship & Courage series, and loved it! I personally can't wait to read this book! and the rest o her work!

I Do by: Veda Boyd Jones, Sally Laity, Yvonne Lehman, & Loree Lough
348 Page Novella

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Do you love me? i Do

Love can grow quietly over time or strike like lightning. In either case, the end result is bliss. Share the joy of lasting love in these four novellas by some of inspirational romance's favorite authors.

Do you want to marry me? i Do

Love found in a church, a library, a retirement home, an office building...From the first uncertain moments to the final, absolute certainty of love, you'll watch these beautiful stories unfold-including all of the merriment and mayhem on the way to the alter.

Do you promise me forever? i Do

Love to last a lifetime and beyond. From the hearts and pens of romantic storytellers Veda Boyd Jones, Sally Laity, Yvonne Lehman, and Loree Lough come stories of faith and love- stories to make you recall, or anticipate, your own eager weddig words, i Do.


These four great authors, put together a great collections of Love and Mayhem for all generations, and they show that you don't have to be young to fall in love...It can happen even if your 70 or 80 years old! The Characters are great, and I loved reading about them!! I know you will love them too! So join, David Emerson & Brooke Cale and Troy Emerson and Sydney Cale on their journey to the alter in, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace by Veda Boyd Jones. And in Once upon a dream, follow the love story of Grace Farell and Mitchell Haywood, as Sally Laity colorfully paints a waterfall of romance.

For Something Old, Something New, Yvonne Lehman shows you, that just because you are old doesn't mean you can't love, so join Daniel Gallo and Kay English as they are set up by the older couple, Peppino and Ella who in the process of setting the youngin's up, fall into their own whirlwind romance!

In Wrong Church, Wrong Wedding, By Loree Lough, see how God can take a dreadful day and turn it into one of the most wonderful things to ever happen. When Breena Pavan shows up to the wrong church, and sits on Keegan Neil's hat, will her life ever be the same?

Come Back Soon!

The Wedding Caper By: Janice A. Thompson

A Cozy Mystery

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Small-Town "Mother of the Bride" Turns Crime Solver

When a $25,000 night deposit mysteriously disappears from the Clark County Savings and Loan, Annie Peterson has reason to be concerned-and to assume the role of amateur sleuth. Her Husband's job at the bank makes him a potential suspect, but knowing him to be a godly man, she can't imagine him guilty of a misdemeanor, much less a felony. Then again, there is that matter of the weddings to factor in...

Twin daughters Brandi and Candy have just received proposals, and two weddings are pending. Sure, Warren occasionally jokes about robbing the bank to pay for the ceremonies, but Annie knows him better than that, doesn't she?

Just about the time Annie thinks she can wriggle Warren off the Suspect hook, he shows up with enough cash to cover the cost of both weddings.

Annie dives into the investigation, and the suspects pile up. One by one they fall, leaving her with only one logical choice. Who will it be: a somber-faced loan officer, a security guard with a shady past, a drifter with local ties-or the man she loves.

This is a Funny, Mystery/Romance, book....I promise you'll be laughing, and trying to figure out 'who dun it'!
Annie is more of a middle aged woman, who's twin daughters, both announce they are getting married, within months of each other...And Annie doesn't know how they are going to pay for it...until one night, her Husband comes home from work, and plops an envelope with $25,ooo in it on her lap, and says it's for the weddings.
The next day, the bank reports that $25,000 has been stolen...and Annie doesn't know what to think about the envelope she has full of money...Did her husband take it? Or is it a coincidence?
Feeling guilty for thinking her husband could have done it, she decides that she needs to figure this out! so she goes online, and buys an e-mail a day, investigation class...Teaching her how to solve this mystery...But there are some bumps along the way!
Case Solved!

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