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 promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

An Unlikely Alliance by Toni Shiloh

An Unlikely Alliance
ABOUT THE BOOK

With her emotional support dog at her side, Jalissa Tucker will do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the local animal rescue -- even ally herself with her nemesis, firefighter Jeremy Rider. As working together dredges up old hurts, putting the past aside could be the key to their future joy...

Mills & Boon Love Inspired -- Heartfelt stories that show that faith, forgiveness and hope have the power to lift spirits and change lives.







MY THOUGHTS.....

Author Toni Shiloh offers another heartwarming story with all of the elements we love. An Unlikely Alliance has intriguing characters with realistic challenges, some adorable pets to sweeten the tale, and a lovely faith message that is woven into its plot. Yes, there is a promise of romance, but it doesn't come easy in this 'enemies to friends, friends to lovers' story. I often found myself frustrated with Jalissa because she's very candid with her disdain for Rider, but I kept reminding myself that she'd suffered a tremendous loss. Rider's attempts to get along and his unwavering faith are a joy to see, and I was truly taken with him! He's strong and loyal, and he isn't afraid to defend his beliefs when Jalissa questions God's presence in her own life. Will Rider's Christian witness be enough to influence Jalissa's journey to faith and acceptance?

An Unlikely Alliance is a delightful story and a perfect choice for fans of inspirational romance!

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars






ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novels, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, Risking Love a 2020 Selah Award finalist, and The Truth About Fame a 2021 Holt Medallion finalist.
A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to encourage authors in the writing industry. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at http://tonishiloh.com.

The Amish Greenhouse Mysteries: 3 Amish Novels by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Amish Greenhouse Mysteries: 3 Amish Novels
ABOUT THE BOOK

Where Is the Hope in Grief?

A terrible accident leaves three women as the sole providers of the family they have left. Their only income must come from the greenhouse in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, but someone seems to be trying to force them out of business in their darkest hour of grief and despair. Can hope be restored in three novels from bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter?
 
The Crow’s Call
When her father, brother, and brother-in-law are killed in a traffic accident, Amy King leaves a job she loves and halts a promising courtship with Jared to help run the family greenhouse. Can things get any worse for a young Amish woman who has already made several sacrifices?
 
The Mockingbird’s Song
Widow with two children, Sylvia feels her mother is being too over-protective and meddlesome when she meets Dennis Weaver while birdwatching. When the budding romance is squelched and troubling events start happening again at the family-run greenhouse, Sylvia must confront her reoccurring anxieties.
 
The Robin’s Greeting
Suddenly widowed with the weight of her family and business on her shoulders, Belinda King struggles to remain strong and at peace. When the pressures mysteriously increase, will she crumble, or can she turn to one of two new suitors?
 



MY THOUGHTS.....

I read the three books in this collection when they were originally published and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Now, they are together in one volume, and I am once again reliving the joys, the sorrows, and the triumphs of the King and Beiler families. Author Wanda E. Brunstetter shows that Amish people aren't immune to problems, heartaches, and even doubts, but in the end, their faith helps carry them through. I recommended these books to all who enjoy Amish fiction and I gave all of them 5 stars in my original reviews. Here are snippets from each review:


The Crow's Call has everything that I've come to expect in a Brunstetter book and it offers readers a reunion with characters from The Prayer Jars series. An inspiring faith message and a mystery that is left unsolved certainly makes it a book to recommend and I am eagerly waiting to read The Mockingbird's Song, book two of the Amish Greenhouse Mystery.

The Mockingbird's Song is an inspiring, intriguing, and entertaining addition to the Amish Greenhouse Mystery series and fans of Brunstetter and Amish fiction won't be disappointed!

The Robin's Greeting is the perfect way to wrap up the Amish Greenhouse Mystery series, and I recommend it to all who enjoy reading about family, faith, and the Amish way of life.

I received copies of these books from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for favorable reviews. These are my opinions.



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. With over 11 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and receive numerous awards.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and family ties. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


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THE AMISH GREENHOUSE MYSTERIES

       The Crow's Call