Saturday, March 15, 2014

Buried Treasures



Caroline moves to the house that was left to her by her Aunt after her husband is killed, she has a daughter name Callie. When she arrives there Matt, her neighbor, is there doing repairs and getting it ready for her. She is startled by him being there but then later becomes friends. She finds out later that Matt is also a widow. Matt nephew Paul is staying with him. He is fifteen and his mother is in rehab for drinking problem. Paul likes staying with his uncle since he teaches him things. Matt gets hurt and then Caroline gets scare of falling in love with him. She don't want to see him anymore. A very good book, I know my review is not giving it justice. I really love the story and you need to read it to find out why it is called buried treasures.

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"From the beginning of the story, Ms. Manners has done it again. She pulled me right into the heart of her characters. The heartache, fear, and anxiety - the courage that Caroline shows as she faces the unknown echoes in the thunder around her. And the true moral fiber of Matt rings out in his determination to keep a promise he made - even though he made it to someone who has passed into the next life.The beauty of God's creation is all around them, gloriously displayed in Ms. Manners words. Every scene is so full, it's as if you're there. And as hard as Caroline and Matt try to hold themselves back, to keep their emotions at bay, God's guiding hand continues to lead them toward each other. This story is full of heartbreaking and heart stopping moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don't miss it." - Donna M. Basinow 

"From first to last this amazing story grips the reader and pulls them in. Widow and single mum Caroline inherits her aunts house in the country. Fleeing the memories of her husbands brutal murder, she very nearly brains her neighbor, Matt, as soon as she arrives. Matt, a widower, is also a surrogate single parent,bringing up his nephew Paul. Both bruised by the past, they have to learn to move on. This book is unputdownable as it's ;characters leap from the pages. Ms Manners conveys a rich depth of emotion on each page, going from laughter to tears to heart stopping moments almost effortlessly. Throughout the story, God's love is evident, as is His guiding hand on every situation. Not so much as each cloud having a silver lining, but finding the treasures that the clouds can bury, this story is a treasure in itself." _ Clare Revell 

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North Country Hero ( Northern Lights)


Sara comes to the town of Churchill to be the cook at lives under construction, a place for troubled boys. Kyle comes home to Churchill to take care of his father's place that just passed away, actually he was coming anyway from the service after being hurt but before he got home his father passes away. Kyle helps out at the lives under construction. Kyle blames everything on God but Sara tries to convince him that things that happened in his life was not Gods doing. Sara grew up in foster homes and had a hard time at the last one. She tries to find her family. Kyle gets help thru the preacher there and after things happen to Sara she begins to blame God and then he helps her. This is the first book in the "Northern Lights" series , a very good book to start the series. A book about relationships with others and with God. Looking forward to reading the next book.

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"I really enjoyed this book and there are very few with military involvement that I will give 5 stars for, because they are too exaggerated or incorrect. The story of the military vet and lost girl is heart-wreching but beautiful. There were times when Kyle frustrated me, but he redeemed himself in the end. I just wanted to reach through the pages and give Sara a hug for everything she's had to go through. A previous review stated the faith portion was a bit heavy at times, and it was but not preachy to the point of turning me off the story; this is a christian romance afterall. Overall I highly recommend it and think many people would enjoy it. I can't wait to read more in the series." - Amanda
"This is a nice new first installment of this new series. I fully appreciated reading about Lois Richers characters and how everything started and came to an end. The main character is strong, self-reliant, but lacking in self-confidence and that is her clip, but with the help of her new friends she is able to move forward and dream and hope for herself." - Read4GOD
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Raising Connor ( A Child to Love )



Brooke's sister and brother-n-law die in a tragic accident and leave behind a one year boy name Connor. Fifteen years before her mother had died in a robbery at a convenience store. Her brother n law leaves a DVD with Hunter Stone before leaving on their trip that states to take Connor away from Brooke if something something to them. Brooke does not like Hunter anyway, he was the policeman at the robbery when her mom was killed and she thinks he could have prevented her getting killed. Hunter helps Brooke out a lot but still decides to persuade getting custody of Connor. He doesn't say anything but her grandmother finds out and tells her. But Brooke is waiting to be approved for custody since she is closest relative. Brooke then has a accident that puts her in a coma and her application is going to be denied due to not being in touch with child services and they want to put Connor in foster care so Hunter goes ahead with the custody to prevent that. To see how the book ends, need to read the book. Very good book. 

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"RAISING CONNOR is a tender story with a lot of heart. As usual, I found myself rooting for Loree's complex characters. Brooke, the heroine, must take on a new role as Mom to her nephew when her sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident. She's capable, caring, and like most new moms, fumbles a little and loves a lot. For Connor's sake, she even forces herself to be civil to Hunter Stone--a man she strongly dislikes...for good reason. The baby is their common ground, though, and different feelings start to grow between Brooke and Hunter.With twists and turns that will keep readers turning pages, RAISING CONNOR is a must read. Highly recommend." - Joya F. Fields
"Could you spend time every day with the man you held responsible for the death of your mother? That is the predicament that Brooke finds herself in when her sister and brother-in-law die in a plane crash, leaving their son, Conner, in her care. Her brother-in-law's best friend was none other than Hunter, the very same man, she blamed for her mother's death. Hunter and Conner were extremely close, so close that Conner called him Uncle Hunter. As Brooke took over the role of mother to Conner, Hunter had proof from Conner's father that he wanted him to have custody of Conner. Due to a horrible accident leaving Brooke in a coma, would he follow through with taking Conner away from Brooke? Would Brooke learn forgiveness through self doubt? You will have to read this book to find out and believe me, you won't be disappointed! " _ Debra Insinga 

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

City Sidewalks



Christina is a widow with young twins. Her live in housekeeper is out of town and she contacted a housekeeping agency to send someone to help out. Rudy shows up and happens to be someone from her past fifteen years ago. She needs help for day and evening but he informs her he can only be there during the day since he is father and is needed at home. Rudy brother Luke helps out at the homeless shelter and one day Christina goes with him there and finds out it is the same building the company she works for trying to buy and takeover. She also see a homeless man there from her past. This book is suspenseful, about forgiveness, really touch my emotions.There is some books that I can skip some words to read it faster but wanted to embrace every word of Julia's book.

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"This book is a beautifully written, heartstrings-pulling story. It's easy to get carried away in the consumerist spirit of Christmas, and forget what the true spirit is all about. Julia does an excellent job reviving the true spirit back to life. Excellent read. You won't want to put it down! -Tiffani W. 
City Sidewalks truly has all the warmth, romance, and charm of a Hallmark Holidays movie. It was easy to "see" the characters and scenes, to "hear" their voices and the music, and to "feel" their emotions, their touch - all without commercials! A great read from a talented author, City Sidewalks pulls you into the character's lives and histories, compels you to want to know more about them, to identify with them, and leaves you rooting for their happy ending. Beautifully done!" - Dagian Hill 
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

His Hometown Girl

Jodi has a son that is autistic, who is four years old, she is trying to get him into a special school. After the evaluation it is decided that he can attend the school but they have to have down payment which is ten percent which is a very high amount. They give her few days to get the money to them. She was hoping her ex would help out but finds out cannot depend on him. Her boss offers a chance that would involve a promotion but it involves going back to her hometown. Once she arrives there the person takes her to her aunts is Daniel, her boyfriend from high school. After getting back on the farm and renewing friendship with Daniel, things start to change. Daniel sister is going into the line of work helping children and begins to work with her son Tyler. Such a good inspiring book. Shows what we think is best may not be the best after all.

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"Is it love or war? Definitely war for Jodi and Daniel, then you throw in an autistic child in the mix and what do you have? A truly wonderful read! You have lost love, broken hearts, an ex, love, and so much more. Jodi and Daniel are not only at war with each other but with themselves and their feelings.The ONE that got away, each of us has that someone. What would we do if we got a second chance to get that one person back? Who hasn't wanted a chance to go back and redo a part in your life, have a second chance? Jodi and Daniel get this second chance, but will they take it or lose it? So many things are in their way, along with a past that they might not be able to get pass .Jodi is fighting so hard to do what is right for her child, to find money to get him the help he needs. To do this she must go home and face all that she left behind, get local farmers to sell her company their farms. She must face the man she left and her own fears, wants and desires.Daniel doesn't want to lose his hometown, he was to keep the farms going and he thinks he has away to do this. With Jodi coming home he has his own fears to fight, the girl who broke his heart and walked away without a word. Can he keep the farmers from selling and at the same time keep his heart from being broken. Can he let Jodi walk in his life and let her walk away?This book touches on so many issues of life today, along with Autism, Parkinson. How many of us look at kids that play out in public and think why doesn't that mother do something with that child? I know I am guilty. This book has given me a lesson and reminded me all things are not as they seem, to take a closer look before judging.family: verdana, arial, From the beginning of this book you just want to grab mother and child, hold them and tell them it will all work out. You have a mother who is fighting to do what is best for her child. Is there anything we wouldn't do to make sure our children has the best start in life? This is so much harder for a parent with an autism child, you read the struggle she goes through and it just breaks your heart.color: white; font-family: As you read this book you will find the author is very knowledgeable, she gives you facts and makes this a very believable book. The author’s writing is smooth, it flows easy. I found this book to be an easy read and very easy to follow. I truly enjoyed reading this. I felt I was right there with the author, with each smile, laughter. I even had a few times I was almost in tears. You will not go wrong with this author. I recommend this book for a nice easy read, heart filled love story that will not only break your heart but give you a few lessons to remember in life."-Cyn.
"Once again Karen Rock has awed me with her writing style and descriptions. From the realities of autism to the plights of farmers, she tugs at readers’ hearts with her character’s raw emotions. But that doesn’t mean there’s no substance. The author obviously has knowledge in these areas, which she shares--educating and even supplying solutions.A decade after a love lost, Jodi Chapman and Daniel Gleason find themselves on opposite sides of an extremely heated battle. Hoping for a promotion at Midland Corp in Chicago, Jodi is determined to acquire 5000 acres of prime dairy land in her hometown of Cedar Bay, Vermont. Adding to the awkwardness is the fact that her former boyfriend, Daniel, desperately hopes to co-op the farms in the community so they can hold on to their heritage. Jodi fights for her son, Tyler, believing their future depends on her victory, but what about Daniel? Could this be a second chance for them. Memories play a large part in this story, with regrets and resentments springing up, not only for Jodi, but for Daniel and his family. And while she’s aware of the lives of those around her, Jodi must deal with her feelings and find a way to make a life for herself and Tyler." - Dale S Rogers 

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Rise and Shine

Shannon wakes up from being in a coma for 10 years. Dr. Daniel is there when she wakes up. A lot has changed during the 10 years, she was on her honeymoon when the accident happen. Her husband passed away during that time and everyone looks a lot older. She told her Aunt Mary " you look terrible! Are you sick" , but she had just gotten older. When Daniel gives her a Kindle she says "what's a Kindle". Some things she can remember and some things not. She does continue to remember things, also they find out they actually knew each other when they were children. This book made me laugh and cry. I got really attached to Shannon. I loved this book.

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"Can you imagine waking up from your honeymoon and it's years later and your husband has died? A handsome doctor and three aunts to help you along and a sister-in-law to crush you. New technology to deal with. A lack of memory that comes back a little at a time. This book will make you feel so many emotions as Shannon comes closer and closer to remembering her past and starts heading toward her new future. It's a fun read that keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next! Make sure this one is on your reading list!" - Diana 
"This book has it all: fun love story, fairy tale spin-off (Sleeping Beauty), well developed characters, and it even touches a little on the questions that come with life and faith. Sandra has done a fabulous job balancing the book to have humor, romance, and still speak to the questions that come with the trials of life. To me this book took Sandra's writing to a different level, while it included a lot of romance, I felt the book had more depth without being overwhelming. I just loved this book and I hope you will too!!!" - Loving in Pink.

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