Review: Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman

null Mariah Malone wishes she had never written that letter. With her father dying she felt she needed to ask for forgiveness for him. Growing up on a ranch, bought with stolen gold, Mariah had everything she needed. Now with her father gone, the weight of keeping the ranch running and taking care of her grandmother and sister are all on her shoulders.

In rides Slade demanding the ranch as payment for the gold her father stole from his father so many years ago. Slade grew up poor, living hand to mouth and was always looked down upon by others. Now he wants what he thinks is rightfully his. The trouble is, he wants Mariah as much as the ranch. Can they put their father’s past behind them and move on to their future?

I really loved this book. Pam Hillman has a way with her characters. I wanted to hate Slade for what he was doing to Mariah and her family but I just couldn’t. He has a caring side you just can’t ignore. I’m waiting for the book on Slade’s brother Buck and Mariah’s sister Amanda. What a beautiful match that will be! Awesome writing and I highly recommend it!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad

null When Marguerite Westing’s father decides to take his family to Lake Manawa for the summer Marguerite is ecstatic. Marguerite is fun loving and a dreamer. She can’t wait to explore the sights and get away from Roger Gordon. Although Roger has been courting Marguerite she can’t seem to develope feelings for “boring” Roger. She need excitement. She needs strawberry sundaes while Roger is straight vanilla. Little does she know at first that he is also cruel and vindictive. Marguerite feels that no matter how hard she tries she could never love Roger. When she meets Trip Andrews she has not doubt Roger Isn’t the man for her because it’s Trip who has stolen her heart.

Trip Andrews can’t abide lying and doesn’t trust women. Growing up believing his mother abandoned him has hardened his heart and his resolve not to be hurt by a woman but when Marguerite worms her way into his heart he finds his resolve slipping.

When Marguerite’s father loses all of their money gambling she feels obligated to marry Roger and deny her heart’s desire. Will she be able to trust God enough to risk everything or will she continue lying to herself?

Amid the romance and drama going on in her life, Marguerite goes on a spiritual journey of trust. She goes from questioning God to fully trusting Him. I loved this story. It took me to a place I have never been In a romance book before. 1895, water carnivals, fireworks. I never knew those things existed in that time. You’ll love the adventure!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander

null After the death of her father, McKenna Ashford left her hometown to make a new start for her and her brother Robert in Copper Creek. With Robert’s past haunting them, the last person she wanted to fall for was a U.S. Marshall.

Wyatt Caradon’s job was to hunt down criminals and when his job brought him to Copper Creek the last thing he thought he’d find was love. Something drew him to McKenna Ashford and he knew he wanted to pursue it.

Putting their faith in God, they start on a journey that leads them to an everlasting love for each other.

This was my first book by Tamera Alexander but it definitely won’t be my last. She writes with a talent not often seen. Her words flow gracefully and her story touches your emotions. A MUST read!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love

null Carrie Daly, after losing her husband in the Civil War years earlier, is content with her life. She lives with her brother Henry and is being courted by local bookstore owner, Nate Chastain. She sees her future and, although it’s not exactly what she had in mind, she is satisfied with the road her life is taking… Until Griff Rutledge comes to town.

When Griff Rutledge came to the town of Hickory Ridge chasing down a woman who owed him a debt, it was supposed to be a quick trip. Collect what was owed him and head back home. When he rescued Carrie Daly from an oncoming horse and buggy his plans quickly changed. Was it love at first sight? Perhaps… but all Griff knew was he wanted to get to know Carrie better.

Carrie’s desire to spend time with Griff soons finds her throwing propriety aside. Will Griff win her heart or will Nate be the one she marries?

Dorothy Love never dissapoints. This is the second book in the Hickory Ridge novels and I am so looking forward to reading Sophie’s story next. If you love inspirational romance with heart-warming story you’ll love Beauty For Ashes.

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: Invisible by Lorena McCourtney

null Although Ivy Malone is no young pup, (She qaulifies for the usual senior citizen’s discount) she is full of spunk and determination and her “mutant curiosity gene” tends to take over more often than not. She comes to think of herself as “invisible” to most people and she uses it to her advantage. When she continues to find the Country Peace Cemetary vandalized she takes matters into her own hands and launches her own private investigation into the matter. Hiding in a dark cemetary, she tries to get evidence on the culprit(s). Meanwhile, another more serious crime is commited which brings on a whole new investigation for Ivy. While her curiosity gene takes over, a new budding friendship emerges with Detective “Dix” the lead investigator on the case. Can Ivy help solve the crime and will her safety be in jeopardy?

This book is definitely worth reading. Hilariously funny !I laughed out loud! Lorena McCourtney has a winner in Ivy Malone. Her spunk and determination will keep you coming back for more!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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