About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Soldier's Unexpected Family: A Clean Romance by Tanya Agler: Review & Giveaway with Prism Book Tours

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Soldier's Unexpected Family
(Heroines of Hollydale #3)
By Tanya Agler
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 230 Pages
March 1, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He had a plan…
She changed it all!

Major Aidan Murphy arrives in the charming small town of Hollydale to take full guardianship of his six-year-old nephew. Only there’s a slight problem—his vivacious, fiery co-guardian. School teacher Natalie Harrison has no intention of letting Aidan take her best friend’s heartbroken little boy away. Now Aidan must convince Natalie that blood is stronger than love…even if his heart tells him otherwise.

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MY THOUGHTS.....

One single kindergarten teacher wanting to honor the request of her recently deceased best-friend. One grieving brother who believes that he is the best person to raise his nephew. One precious little boy who loves them both. Is there a compromise or will hearts be broken?

The Soldier's Unexpected Family has all of the feels that I've come to expect from Tanya Agler. She completely captures the fear, grief, and confusion of three people who've each lost someone special and she perfectly portrays the growing attraction between Natalie and Aidan. And then there's the setting! Who wouldn't want to live in a place where people know and care for each other? Aidan's choice to take Danny away grows harder and harder as he interacts with the residents of Hollydale.

If you enjoy contemporary stories with intriguing characters and sweet romance, you will certainly want to read The Soldier's Unexpected Family!

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author through Prism book tours. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
  


Other Books in the Series

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About the Author


Tanya Agler remembers the first set of Harlequin books her grandmother gifted her, and she’s been in love with romance novels ever since. An award-winning author, Tanya makes her home in Georgia with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable rescue beagle. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies and a good cup of tea. Visit her at www.tanyaagler.com or email her at tanyaagler@gmail.com.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Delia and the Drifter by Melody Carlson: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit


About the Book 

Delia and the Drifter

Author: Melody Carlson

Genre: Historical Romance (Western)

Release date: February 15, 2021

 

An arranged marriage to save the family from ruin?

Delia Blackstone knows what her mother is up to—she intends to marry her off to an older man who is all fortune and no future. And Delia’s having none of it.

When a mysterious visitor appears on the family doorstep and offers an opportunity for Delia to travel from Pennsylvania to Colorado, Delia knows it is time for her to strike out on her own and discover a new life. Along the way she encounters a handsome drifter who captures her heart. But is he interested in trading his exciting life of adventure for love?

Two murders, a missing will, and a number of puzzling relationships are enough to unsettle anyone—even smart, capable Delia. Who can she trust? And can she trust her heart in matters of love?

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MY THOUGHTS.....

It would seem that Delia Blackstone has it all. She's attended college, her wardrobe is stylish, and she lives in a nice home in Philadelphia. She even has a suitor that her parents approve of! Should it matter that he is many years older than her? Apparently it does matter and Delia's efforts to avoid a loveless marriage, along with her discovery of a secret from her past, prompt her to take a train across the country to Colorado. Is it proper for a respectable, young single woman to travel alone in 1884?

Author Melody Carlson shares a story with memorable characters, a faith-filled message, and so many other elements that I've come to expect in her books. Delia finds friendship with a self-professed drifter and she's also introduced to a life filled with hard work, cowboys, danger, and intrigue. I recommend Delia and the Drifter to all who enjoy historical Christian romance.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. A favorable review wasn't required. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Author

 

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

 

 

More from Melody

I love historical stories about women. Particularly ones in the American frontier and old west. Probably because I grew up hearing pioneer stories from my grandparents, whose parents arrived in covered wagons. But contributions made by pioneering females is often overshadowed by their male counterparts. That’s why I enjoy researching and telling these fictional yet reality-based stories of women who lived and loved and did their part to settle the frontier. To me they are the unsung heroes of the West.

Blog Stops

Through the Fire Blogs, February 24

lakesidelivingsite, February 24

For Him and My Family, February 24

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 25

Blogging With Carol, February 25

She Lives To Read, February 26

Texas Book-aholic, February 26

Pause for Tales, February 26

Inklings and notions, February 27

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, February 27

deb’s Book Review, February 28

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 28

CarpeDiem, February 28

Betti Mace, March 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 1

Artistic Nobody, March 2 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, March 2

Simple Harvest Reads, March 2 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 3

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 3

Older & Smarter?, March 4

Connie’s History Classroom, March 4

Christian Bookaholic, March 5

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, March 5

Sara Jane Jacobs, March 5

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 6

Labor Not in Vain, March 6

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 7

Connect in Fiction, March 7

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 8

Splashes of Joy, March 8

Hallie Reads, March 8

Batya’s Bits, March 9

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, March 9

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1089b/delia-and-the-drifter-celebration-tour-giveaway

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