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Whatever Tomorrow Brings (Embrace Tomorrow Duet Book 2) by Amy Argent – Review by Karen Pearman

Whatever Tomorrow Brings (Embrace Tomorrow #2)Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Amy Argent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Embrace Tomorrow Duet series by this author. Following the first book I knew that I had to read this one and I didn’t think I could love a book anymore, but I was wrong. The first book brought me tears of joy and this one continued that pattern for me. Of course, just as the first one was therapeutic so was this one. I love the authors writing. Her description of the story and journey that these characters are traveling on is wonderful. It’s honestly a roller coaster ride of emotions. I highly recommend this book as well as the previous book be read by every single adult. They are truly wonderful books related to death and the relationships of individuals in love and dealing with dying.

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Unlikely to Fit (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Karen Pearman

Unlikely to Fit (A Parker Lake Novel Book 2)Unlikely to Fit by Olivia Sherwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second installment of the Parker Lake Novel series that I have read and this one was just as good as the previous book. I will suggest that you read the books in order so that you can get a clear understanding of the characters, but I don’t feel that it’s a must as the author does a phenomenal job with her descriptions. Despite the cover photo, which had me a little concerned, this was such a hilarious, romantic comedy. I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to get my hands on book three. If you are a series fanatic of romantic comedies like me then you will love this book and I highly recommend it. I think that this would be a great series for you and your friends to read together because you would have so much to discuss. It may even remind you of people and places that you know. A very good book.

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Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Karen Pearman

Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, #2)Blood Oath by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in this series that I have read and personally, it was even better than the first one. If you are a fan of suspense, intrigue, and romance then you need to read this. I will say that to really understand the plotline and characters you need to read these books in order. They are not stand-alone books. But that’s just my opinion. I was hanging on the edge of my seat reading this book. Honestly, I’ve bitten most of my fingernails off while reading it because I was so engrossed in their story. I love this author’s writing as she has a way of giving small clues without you realizing it. In fact, there were some clues in the 1st book that were foreshadowing of this book and at the time I didn’t realize it but now it all makes sense. I am wondering how many of those are for the 3rd installment. I highly recommend this book to fans of “The Godfather” because this is just as good.

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Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairing Series Book 1) by Parker Fairchild – Review by Karen Pearman

Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairings Series Book 1)Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship by Parker Fairchild
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is written by a new author to me. I was intrigued first by the cover and then by the title. Who wouldn’t love eating Christmas cookies on a cruise ship? I know that I would. I’m glad I picked this book up to read. It was so funny and romantic and honestly not what I was quite expecting it to be. As someone that has never been on a cruise ship she certainly has me wanting to go on one. Especially during the holidays. It is clean and wholesome so I would recommend reading it with a teenage daughter if you have one and she is into romantic comedy books. I would like to see this made into a Hallmark or Lifetime Channel movie. I can already picture myself cuddled up on the couch with some hot chocolate and my blanket watching it. Highly recommended book by me.

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The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody – Review by Karen Pearman

The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria, #1)The Elements of the Crown by Kay L. Moody
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a collection of a book series by an author that I’m very familiar with thanks to other books from her that I have read. I think she has a wonderful way of describing her characters and the world building is simply fabulous. I love that she decided to take the first four books in this series and make them into one book. I’m always a fan of an omnibus. This series is written for the young adult readers but as me and several of my friends have decided it’s more worthy of being an adult novel. However, if you would like your young adult to read it, they will thoroughly enjoy it as well. This is a book that is very innocent and decent for the younger reader in your life and would make a great Christmas gift if you wanted to gift it. I got a bit of a Harry Potter feeling while reading it because these kids are also sent to an academy to help learn and hone their own magical crafts. I am a huge fan, and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the next collection of this series.

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Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers Book 2) by Belinda Williams – Review by Karen Pearman

Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers, #2)Spoilsport by Belinda Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fantastic and hilarious story in this series. I believe that I like this book even more than the first one. I honestly laughed from start to finish and sometimes was laughing so hard I cried. I couldn’t put it down, so it was a very fast read for me. I am a sucker for rom coms, so this was no different. Personally, I would like to see this series made into a TV mini-series. Or even a regular TV series. These characters are that great and I could honestly see their stories played on the screen. The author has a wonderful way with writing comedies, and this was no exception. I can’t wait until next year to get my hands on book 3. Thank you for such a wonderful series Ms. Williams. I highly recommend that if you want to laugh until your insides hurt you pick this series up. You will not want to put it down.

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Karen Pearman

Shadows of DoubtShadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in this mystery series by this author. I found it to be just as enjoyable and suspenseful as the first one. In fact, maybe just a little bit more. I love mystery novels. I especially love mystery novels with women doing the investigating. More so when they are not “the investigator” but go out on their own to solve the crime. I thought that this story was very well written. I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of it. I couldn’t put it down, so I was up almost all night reading just to finish this book. I love the way she captivates the reader with her characterization that literally makes me feel like I am writing the story. I must admit that the ending was so not what I was expecting it to be and that blew me away because it was such a plot twist. I highly recommend you pick up this book. But, before you do, make sure that you read book one in the series. I feel as that will be beneficial to you to know and understand the story and characters.

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Cross-Country Christmas (A Silver Buckle Brides Romance) by Laurie Lewis – Review by Karen Pearman

Cross-Country Christmas (Silver Buckle Brides #1)Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie L.C. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, this is the first book I have read by this author, so I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting my hands on. However, I am a sucker for Christmas stories and a friend was reading it, so I thought why not. I’m glad that I did. Since I have finished this book we have had a couple of conversations over coffee about how much we loved it. It’s a wonderful, heartwarming family story. The holidays seem to be a time in the lives of family with strained relationships that can make it hard on everyone. And sometimes the holidays are just what’s needed to bring families back together. This book is filled with some of that sort of family drama and how love can help mend broken hearts. This is a very “clean” book in that there is no bad language or sexual filled scenes. There are some religious undertones in the story but nothing more than some scriptures. I liked this book and recommended it for anyone looking for a charming Christmas story.

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Love’s Reverie (The Stardust Duet, Book 2) by KG Fletcher – Review by Karen Pearman

Love's Reverie (The Stardust Duet, #2)Love’s Reverie by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book two in this series by this amazing author. I loved the first book so much I hated when it was over so to say I was beyond excited to get my hands on this book is an understatement. And once again, I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED! In fact, I thought I loved the first book and that it couldn’t get any better but gosh was I wrong. I love how these stories take you on a journey into another place and time through her storytelling as well as her music. These characters are amazing, even though there are a couple that are somewhat annoying, but she has such an inspiring way of writing their stories that you root for the annoying ones just as much. I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of this book. You won’t be disappointed.

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Snowfall Serenade (Soul Connection #3) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Karen Pearman

Snowfall Serenade (Soul Connection, #3)Snowfall Serenade by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in this series by this author I have read and let me just say…WOW! What a wave of emotions I am feeling. What a catharsis I just experienced. Since I had already read the previous two books in the series I had an idea of what I would be getting, but I had to put this book down many more times to get out the tissues and ugly cry. She can bring such detail into her books that you literally get the feeling you are the main character. And she does not disappoint in bring these stories to life. As with the previous two books I was hooked from the first chapter of the book, and I was sad when it ended because I wanted it to continue. Unfortunately, that’s the sad part about books. They grab hold of you and then leave you wanting more. This was no different. I will advise that while this could be read as a stand alone book I do feel that it would be best for the reader to read them in order. I think that will give you a better meaning and understanding of her stories. I highly recommend this book and this series, especially if you feel the need to free all your emotions.

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