The Bound Heart by Dawn Crandall

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Release Date: October 6, 2014

Publisher: Whitaker House Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781629116594

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book Two

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my review of the previous book, The Hesitant Heiress.

The Bound Heart is a beautiful historical fiction novel that takes place in 1891 New England, ranging from Boston’s Back Bay to Maine’s beautiful Bar Harbor. With characters seeking forgiveness and redemption, a complex story-line, a beautiful romance blossoming, and rich in historical detail that keep readers captivated. I absolutely loved this one. Continue reading

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Unashamed by Heather Davis Nelson (Plus a giveaway)

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Release Date: June 30, 2016

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN-10: 1433550709

ISBN-13: 978-1433550706

Genre: Christian Living / Women

Purchase the book here.

I’m really excited to share with you about this book because this is a topic that many of us struggle with. I know I do. I mean we all have that we aren’t “good enough”. We all deal with shame at one point or another in life. It’s everywhere.

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Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Plus a giveaway!)

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Release Date: February 16, 2016

Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah

ISBN-10: 0307731375

ISBN-13: 978-0307731371

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Historical

Here’s a book that I’m excited about getting to share with you all today! I’m also doing my very first giveaway so stay tuned until the very end for details!

In the midst of the Great Depression, Neva Shilling has her hands full caring for her teenage twins and keeping up the Shilling Mercantile while her husband Warren travels to neighboring communities to sell goods. Then a wagon pulls up one evening, carrying three children and a deputy with the news that will change her life forever. Warren and his wife have passed away, requesting on their death beds that their children go to live with “aunt” Neva. Neva’s heart is shattered to learn of her husband’s secret life. How can she care for three children who remind her daily of Warren’s betrayal? But how can she abandon innocent children in an orphanage?

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Undaunted Hope by Judy Hedlund

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Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764212390

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction

Series: Beacons of Hope, Book 3

Read my review of the previous book, Hearts Made Whole, here.

Oh my! Where do I even begin? Undaunted Hope is exactly what fans have been waiting for!

We last saw Tessa Taylor in Windmill Point, Michigan with a tarnished reputation. It’s now five years later and we find her living in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, running from the mistakes of her past. Eagle Harbor is the uppermost part of Michigan where Tessa plans to be the new schoolteacher for the children of the miners. Even though they were expecting a male teacher, Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, allows her to stay through the winter since it’s too late to find someone else to replace her.

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The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison

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Release Date: October 13, 2015

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN-10: 0718042204

ISBN-13: 9780718042202

Genre: Fiction, Politics

When I first received this book to review, I wasn’t sure what to think. It wasn’t something that would normally interest me. John Grisham is endorsing this novel so I figured I would go ahead and give it a try. I’m glad I did because I had trouble putting it down!

Corban Addison did a fantastic job. His extensive knowledge and research shine through in this tale of loss, devotion, forgiveness, and compassion. I definitely will be reading more from him in the future!

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Love’s Rescue by Christine Johnson

Release Date: May 2015

Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 978080072350

Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance

Series: Keys of Paradise

Prior to reading this, I had no idea what to expect. I was not at all familiar with Christine Johnson, but she proved to be an excellent author. It takes place in Key West, Florida so that caught my attention immediately. Key West is known as a vacation for many. Where else can you be 90 miles away from Cuba? surrounded by both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean at the same time, as well as gorgeous tropical views all around you? It is a town full of history that I would love to explore again one day. Continue reading