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The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall

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The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall

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Release Date: August 1, 2014

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781629116587

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book 1

Where do I even begin?! This book is amazing and you should definitely read this. This is a beautifully written romance set in the 1890s in Boston, Massachusetts.

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More Than She Dreamt by Sandy Faye Mauck

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About the Book

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It was more than she dreamt. But as the romance began to bud, she felt the thorns of a heartless beauty rise to tear it apart.

Young widow, Katie Jensen, endures patiently under her oppressive uncle in desolate Arizona Territory. She tries to keep her promise to her dead aunt to be a witness and take care of her uncle but when his tirades grow worse, she gathers her two precious little ones and runs.

Making their way to an unknown land, they come to the town of White Rock, which is strangely like the place in the dreams Katie has been having. They are welcomed into the cottage of a kindly grandmother who takes in borders.

When Danny, the older woman’s grandson, comes home, he finds surprises in store: a crisis, a beautiful young woman, and her adorable children who bring laughter and life into all their weary souls.

Katie is filled with hope when an unexpected romance sparks but there is a vindictive raven-haired beauty and an old enemy conspiring to put it out—permanently.

Will God give Katie rest as she and the family pray for their enemies?

Can she stand strong in her faith when fear overwhelms her?

My Review:

More Than She Dreamt is a historical fiction written by debut author Sandy Faye Macuk. If you’re looking for a cute light read, this one is for you. The writing is very simple and easy to read.

I loved the characters, especially little Jeremy. He is the cutest and charming little boy and makes reading so enjoyable and fun. Grandma Gwen is the cutest old lady that I wish was my grandma! She genuinely cares about the people she crosses paths with and treats them as her own. I loved how Katie held on tightly to her faith in God no matter what circumstances God threw at her. Might I add, she’s been through some tough too.

This is the first book in the series so I’m curious to see what’s next in store. Thank you Celebrate Lit and the author for providing me with a copy of this beautiful book to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

About the Author

sandymauckSandy Faye Mauck writes Historical Romance in the light of the gospel and with the heart of her Savior.

Slip into a comfy chair with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and travel back to the first years after the turn of the century.

Enjoy faithful Christian characters who have come through a spiritual wilderness into a place of hope. Stories of charming romance sprinkled with humor and topped with redemption. And be sure not to put the cup too close to the edge of the table because there are enemies lurking about.

Sandy lives in her own happily-ever-after with her Bible doctrine writer husband in the west they love. They have five children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys crocheting (a different kind of yarn) and is also a professional artist.

Guest Post from Sandy Faye Mauck

Hi everyone! Sandy Faye Mauck here! Today I launch my book on Celebrate Lit!

They say to write the book that is missing from your bookshelf. So I did. I wrote a story that brought the purity of a Christian romance with a touch of humor and endearing characters who live what they believe, with real enemies and redemptive grace.

More Than She Dreamt is set at the time just after the turn of the century. Probably my favorite time travel place if I had to choose because of the interesting changes and the lovely clothing and yet there was indoor plumbing, and lights, LOL!

My greatest writing inspiration (other than my Lord), was my favorite author, Grace Livingston Hill. She could tell a story, make you feel you were there in every sense. Grace could bring romance, excitement, and enemies and then touch your heart with a truth of God’s word that would penetrate your heart. I hope to do this as I write my heart and I add humor because that is who I am.

I hope you enjoy this Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and the special personal giveaway at the end!

Blog Tour Stops

June 14: cherylbbookblog

June 15: Singing Librarian Books

June 16: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

June 17: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

June 18: Bigreadersite

June 18: Cassandra M’s Place

June 19: A Greater Yes

June 19: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

June 20: Pause for Tales

June 21: Daysong Reflections

June 22: A Holland Reads

June 23: Splashes of Joy

June 23: Christian Bookaholic

June 24: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses

June 25: Red Headed Book Lady

June 25: It’s Storytime With Van Daniker

June 26: Bukwurmzzz

June 27: For the Love of books

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Sandy is giving away a charming keepsake box filled with some Rose Arbor themed prizes. Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/9c26

Always Watching by Lynette Eason

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25795324Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Release Date: February 2, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800723262

Genre: Fiction / Romantic Suspense

Series: Elite Guardians, Book 1

The plot of Always Watching is intriguing and original. Eason keeps you on your toes while you’re trying to figure out who the stalker is. Heck, I had no idea who it was until it was finally revealed!

Due to it being considered suspense, I was looking forward to a fast-paced thriller that will keep one on their toes. I was disappointed to find that it was actually a slow read because it was boring for awhile. I kept reading with the hope that it would redeem itself in the end. In fact, it was the ending where things finally get exciting and thrilling.

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Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander

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Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800726409

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary Romance

Series: Misty Willow, Book 1

This is a sweet, fun-paced contemporary romance that will have you flipping through the pages as if it were a suspense novel! Where She Belongs is the first book I have read by Johnnie Alexander and it most definitely will not be my last.

Shelby is ready to move on after the death of her husband is determined to purchase and fix up her family’s homestead, Misty Willow. She has plans to raise her kids in the only place that she felt that she truly belonged. She has a major grudge against the Sullivans and even extends it over to AJ. Shown this factor early on in the story, makes the reader pause and wonder why this grudge exists and how the Sullivans owned their farm in the first place. Read the rest of this entry

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

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25795314The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN13: 9780800724023

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Series: Prince Edward Island Dreams, Book 1

The Red Door Inn is stunning and beautifully written. This is my first read by this author and I was impressed. Prince Edward Island is what captured me from the beginning. If you’re familiar with Anne of Green Gables, you’ll completely understand why this is exciting. In fact, I love Anne of Green of Gables so much that I didn’t even bother to read what the rest of this book was about before picking it up. Let’s just say, it doesn’t disappoint!

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