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Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall


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At first, this book wasn't what I was thinking or honestly wanting to read. I love the author (she is one of my favorites) and she is known for her pirate books. So when I saw the title I was thinking cool! Pirate and Mermaid all in one! Yes at first I was slightly disappointed, but I didn't stay that way for long! I learned some awesome new folk lores about mermaids, along with reading a great story based off of the gospel.
 Perdita is the mermaid in this story, she wasn't born into being a mermaid but was cursed. She had been cursed into eternity until she can find someone that loves her enough to willingly die for her. Imagine going centuries looking for the one person that could and would do that for you. Oh and theres a twist but you'll have to read the book to find out ;)
 Savion is a sailor on the king's mission with a 'power' to know when people are in danger. He was sent on a mission to save a soul, and then he could return to the kingdom with his father. Only problem is....He doesn't know where who or how he is supposed to save this person. All he knows is once he does he will be called home. So he has no time to be distracted by any kind of female...especially a beautiful one, being hurt one to many times in the past.
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Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer

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What I love most about Karen's writings is that they are connected in story, but they are all also stand alone books. You don't have to read them all in order to understand the latest book. That is a rare gift these days.
In Full Steam ahead Nicole is trying to help her family keep their legacy. But at the possible cost of her own life. When there was a break in at home and the thiefs threatened her parents, she decided to take off for New Orleans...Only she never quite makes it there. Instead she stumbles on a little town where Darius is holing out at a mansion, and everyone in the town thinks he's a cooooook. When Nicole show's up to be his secretary, he has some reservations about her, just because of the way she dresses and her form of speech and things. Little did he know She'll be the best thing to happen to him.
Will Nicole be able to help Darius past this thing that haunts him day and night, and Will Darius be able to help Nicole return home to her family safe and sounds?

To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Undetected by Dee Henderson

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Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the Navy" But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.
Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She's a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. Bust she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.
Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best-ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she's figured out it only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.

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  Dee Henderson has done it again! It's a fantastic read! Even though we have to wait longer with her for new books than most authors. I say it's well worth the wait. What you get to learn about the Navy and things is amazing! I love when authors help you understand what our military goes through day n day out.
  The love story between these two is so sweet :) He's a widower and she has always wanted to be married. Only they aren't each other's first choice. They both have other people in mind at first, and then it hits them :)

Getting Gina through to the next great find is Mark's mission right now. Can he do it and convince her that he is the guy for him?

Great read, I highly recommend it!



To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book from Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Hey Guys! I know I've posted a lot today, but I just wanted to do a quick shout out for my Boyfriend ;)
 If you guys like sci-fi or fantasy type books, or if you know someone who does, but you never know what to buy them for birthdays or Christmas or something, then check out my boyfriends blog, where he is reviewing new sci-fi/fantasy books as they come out. And let me tell you, he's a type of geek when it comes to these things lol! He has like every type of star wars book imaginable (and he reads them over and over) :)) So I would suggest seeing what he has to say about the new and upcoming books! Right now he's working on the Game of Thrones Series :)



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Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

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Her Courage and Her Heart will be Tested in Ways she Never Expected...

Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father's wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she'd feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. There isn't even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth's heart is torn between two young men- both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.
Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she's had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?

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 I wasn't sure at first if I would like this book, I'm not very partial to ones set in Canada. But once I got into this book, I have to be honest I kept turning the pages trying to figure out what would happen next! This book is being turned into a movie, whether it is for TV or not I'm not entirely sure. But I can't wait to see it when it comes out. These two authors make a great team! They have you routing for both young me in Beth's life, while you are secretly hoping she just makes it through the year.
 It has its comedic points, I mean a privileged girl comes to a town that has know tragedy from a mine collapse leaving it pretty much without any men. The school is held in a saloon, and there isn't even a bathroom! lol. It is fun to see this world through Beth's Eyes and read how she falls in love with the town and the children, and leaves you hoping she will be coming back next term!


To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publisher. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Fired Up by: Mary Connealy
Trouble in Texas book 2

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When a doctor who attracks danger falls for a cook determined to make it on her own there's going to be trouble in Texas!
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to make a go of it on her own. In a town full of men, Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a dinner- never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent.
Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment-which is challenging, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.
Though his doctoring business is booming due to Glynna's questionable cooking, Dare seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And the fire. And then the shadowy figure with a knife. Can Dave survive it all long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

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 Another smash hit for Mary Connealy! I thought it was well done, even though a few parts of it are kinda cliche. I mean the mail-order bride bad situation, the not being able to cook, widowed....But all in all a great book. I loved reading and waiting what thing would happen next to the Dare. He seemed to always be getting into some situation or another. And then what food would Glynna try to pass off as acceptable for this meal. Between the love brewing with Glynna and Dare, and the antics of the men and children in the town, this book is a fun read to curl up with a cup of caffeine of your choice and just enjoy.

If you are looking for fun Historical Romances that have some cowboys or handsome men from the west in them, you are looking at the right author! Mary Connealy has some great characters.



To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House
to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Caught in the Middle by: Regina Jennings
Ladies of Caldwell County Book 3

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She Wants the Freedom of the Open Plains. He Wants the Prestige of a Successful Career. Neither Is Ready for What Comes Instead.
The train in Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead it gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected-Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea.
Anne's been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in Garber to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees-leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in Garber, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.
But being in town means acting and dressing for polite society- and it's not going well for Anne. Meanwhile, Nick's work is bringing new pressures, and being seen with a rough-around-the-edges woman isn't helping his reputation. Caught between their own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others' expectations, can the pair find their way to love?

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  To be honest, this book goes really slow at first. I almost gave up on it. I prefer my books to be a little more fast pace. But if you stick it out, about halfway through it gets good. Once the two form their alliance, it starts heating up :). Anne starts working for Nick and pretty soon neither can keep the other out of their mind. When their relationship starts to bloom, it is really put to the test between different trials to both of them. Anne with her abusive past and her inability to trust anyone but men specifically. And with Nick wanting to be something he never truly was.
 I think Regina Jennings is a
good author, and I would love to read more of her work.





To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publisher. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
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Elusive Hope: Escape to Paradise book 2!!!! By MaryLu Tyndall.

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In a colony named New Hope, while their friends are seeking a Southern utopia. . . .
Hayden is seeking revenge. Relentlessly.
After years of all but selling his soul to track down his scoundrel of a father, Hayden Gale discovers his search must continue in South America, where his father is reported to be helping colonize Brazil. Hayden has nothing more to lose, certainly not a good reputation, and vows to keep pursuing—at any cost—the vile man who he believes killed his mother.
Magnolia is seeking a way out. Desperately.
She’s in the jungles of Brazil against her will, but what choice does Magnolia Scott have? Her father insisted on uprooting their family to escape the uncertainty of Southern life after the Civil War. But how will she survive without all she holds dear—wealthy suitors, beautiful clothes, summer balls, and slaves waiting on her every whim? She vows to find a way to get back home—and attaches herself to handsome Hayden Gale.
As they journey toward Rio de Janeiro, they both seek to use the other for their own purposes. Deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans. . . .
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Elusive Hope is a continuation of Fallen Dreams. I love this series since they are from the South in the book, about from where I am from :) which always makes it a good read :). Do y'all remember Magnolia Scott? She was that prissy whinny girl from the first book that liked to flirt and decided to try drinking? Yea she's back! lol But she is trying to change, unfortunately her parents don't really approve of this change or condone it. She decides to leave for that fancy pants 'Fiance' She says she has back in the states, but the only person she can find that is going that direction is Hayden Gale. A man she isn't very fond of.

Hayden Gale, all he is wanting to do is find his Father and have his revenge. It's the only reason for being in Brazil in the first place, Not to babysit some rich spoiled little girl. Until he realizes what he can earn from this 'position'. They both start bluffing each other and using each other on their way back to the states. Little did they know what trials would be waiting for them on the Journey. Or how closely knit their lives truly were.

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