Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee is a five star novel. First off, Gwyn McNamee is one of my favorite authors. I have read many books by this author and have loved every single one. I was so excited to read this next series from her. As with most series, starting from the beginning gives you more background and another great story, so I recommend that. This novel is full of suspense as Cutter and Valentina have many fights and setbacks and don’t believe they are good for each other, but for some reason, they just can’t leave it well enough alone. As the story unfolds, we are able to find joy for them and hate as well. Perfectly written!
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton is a five star novel. Please read the first book in the series, Discovery, before picking up this one. This series is an awesome way to pick up on the history of our country in this time period. Many people have yet to discover the time of the Orphan Trains, and had no idea that this occurred in our more recent American history. As we travel through the life of Tobias, we really learn what life can be like for a young boy trying to find his way in the world by himself. I also loved getting to know more about Cindy and her mom and their relationship. Their relationship has grown so much because of Cindy finding her grandmother’s journals and actually taking the time to read them.
Discovery (The Orphan Train Saga Book 1) by Sherry A. Burton is a five star novel. I cannot wait to start the next book in the series. I absolutely love historical fiction and this novel does not disappoint. Years ago, I read a different historical fiction novel on the orphan trains and then did my own research because it was fascinating to me that they loaded up the orphans and started sending them out west. Many children’s hearts were broken and mine broke for them too. From the research I had done years ago, this novel seemed very historically accurate. This story depicts the life of a granddaughter trying to figure out her grandmother’s estate and finding so much more into her grandmother’s history than she ever could have imagined. Did I say already that I can’t wait to start the next one in the series because it is true!
Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady by TL Clark is a four star novel. In Regency, England, we learn a lot about the era that Lady Anne is living in and how women are treated. She is about to have her coming out and needs to find a husband. After having all of her training that she needs, her mission is to find a husband. Only problem is that there aren’t many choices. With her standing, she has to make sure her suitors are allowable for her father. But when her heart falls for someone below her standing, will she be able to allow her head to follow or will she break her heart for her father and his cares about standing in society?
Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander Featured in the Sweetest Obsessions Boxed Set Collection is a five star novel. I have read other books by this author and have loved them all. I love how the world inside the novel was set inside a theme park for families. Almost like a Disney, but the author was able to make it her own. When Cy goes under cover for his parents, the bosses of the park, he has a hard time finding information and hiding who he is because he at first wants to defend his parents but then it turns to wanting to defend the friends he has made that are real employees for the park. I can’t wait to continue this series!
The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells is a five star novel. I could not put this book down! I loved reading the story of Spencer and Josie. Spencer thinks he is a bad boy and doesn’t deserve anything real because that is how he grew up. Little does he know, he is going to meet someone who could care less about this. He thinks he needs to stay away from her because his past problems are too much to bear, but he will soon learn that the connection between them is too strong and he won’t be able to stay away.
Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla is a five star novel. This is my second novel by this author and I have loved them both! This was like a modern day yelling of Beauty and the Beast. The roles are reversed, but it still did the trick! When we are introduced to Beau, his family is struggling. With dad out of work and all the bills piling up and mom having an accident, Beau knows he needs to do something to help out. When he goes to the estate of the rich kid his mom had an accident with, he asks them for a job to pay the bill to fix the car. Little does he know how awful Bett can be. As he gets to know her more, he realizes there is much more to her life than just being an awful, spoiled rich girl.
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie is a four star novel. When I first started this book, I had no clue what it was going to be about. I hate reading the descriptions of books for fear of disappointment so I survive and choose books based on covers, friends telling me about it or a book blog recommendation. That is how I happened upon this book. I did not expect to be tasked on a journey through the author’s life and how she could find happiness in everything she was doing. Magic, or belief, helps us to move through life with good intentions and good spirits. I liked how the author was able to find joy and happiness in nearly everything she came into contact with.
Proper Impulse (Jaded Lily Book 4) by Zeia Jameson is a five star novel. I have read all three books in this series and I have loved them all. I cannot wait to read more from this author! The first novels really got you in the mood for more. I had no idea where this one might lead and as soon as I started reading, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. This novel really brought the family back together and helped everyone know that family is what life is all about.
The Debt Collector (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 1) by India Kells is a five star novel. I love when an author is so descriptive with their words that it makes you feel like you are a part of the book and actually there with the characters. That’s how this novel is. The author has painted beautiful scenes of hot, steamy romance. But apart from that, there is a whole other part of the story where Tessa gets kidnapped for helping girls from a slave ring in her emergency room. But then Locke comes along and rescues her. Will he be able to keep her out of harms way or will she need to continue to be frightened of what might be around the other corner.