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!

Sunday, March 31, 2024

When the Flames Ravaged: July 6, 1944 (A Day to Remember, #2) by Rhonda Dragomir

When the Flames Ravaged: July 6, 1944 (A Day to Remember, #2)

Will Faith Perish in the Big Top’s Flames?  

Introducing a new series of 6 exciting novels featuring historic disasters that transformed landscapes and multiple lives. Whether by nature or by man, these disasters changed history and were a day to be remembered.  

Evelyn Benson’s husband perished in the Bataan Death March but not her faith. The World War II Gold Star widow is taken in by her brother and soothed by the love of his wife and children. Evelyn refuses to cower to grief. She may not understand God’s mysterious ways, but she has never questioned Him—until the circus fire.   

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train chugs into Hartford, Connecticut, on a sweltering day one month after the Allies invaded Normandy. Among the roustabouts is a reluctant clown, Hank Webb. He may hide from his murky past behind grease paint as Fraidy Freddie, but God wants to offer Hank a chance to be found. Though first, what little Hank believes about God will endure a fiery trial.   

On an ordinary Thursday, July 6, 1944, a devastating blaze of unknown origins consumes the circus tent along with Evelyn’s hopes and Hank’s anonymity.    


Author Rhonda Dragomir chronicles a tragic event that stunned Hartford, Connecticut in July 1944, and the result is a remarkable novel filled with history, mystery, and faith. I wasn't familiar with the devastating fire that occurred during a performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, but this emotional story offered a glimpse of the terror and disbelief. I heard the screams, smelled the smoke, and felt the overwhelming grief!

Dragomir relates many details of her research in the Author's Notes and it's evident that she was deeply affected by this historical "Day to Remember". She also made me care by creating memorable characters with fears to conquer, romantic feelings longing to be explored, and faltering faith needing to be revived. When the Flames Ravage
is a great addition to the series, A Day to Remember, and I recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian romance!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Rhonda Dragomir is a multimedia creative who treasures her fairy tale life in Central Kentucky, insisting her home is her castle even if her prince refuses to dig a moat. She has multiple published works in anthologies and periodicals, along with numerous Bible studies studied weekly by more than 10,000 women around the world. Rhonda has garnered numerous writing awards for both fiction and nonfiction, including her selection as 2019 Writer of the Year by Serious Writer, Inc. In 2020 she was also a finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest for her first novel, a 16th century historical romance.

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When the Flames Ravaged: July 6, 1944 by Rhonda Dragomir

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Letters of Wisdom (Friendship Letters #3) by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Letters of Wisdom (Friendship Letters #3)

Friendship Letters Series — Doretta Schwartz has always enjoyed writing letters and feels her letters can be a bit of a ministry to her friends. In this series, exchanging letters that contain open and honest feelings and struggles helps Doretta and two of her best friends through the darkest challenges of their lives.
Letters and Prayers Between Friends Become a Balm for Healing
Irma Miller thought having a family of her own would bring her joy and a sense of accomplishment, but she struggles with memories of the abuse she suffered as a child at the hand of her stepfather. When she becomes physically and emotionally abusive to her own children, she reaches out to her friend Doretta for prayer and wisdom. But Irma may find herself at an even darker emotional place before she will admit she needs professional help to heal the past traumas. Will Doretta’s letters of wisdom help Irma and her family, or will too much be broken to ever be repaired?


This third book in The Friendship Letters series is a memorable way to end the series. Letters are still being exchanged between three longtime friends but Irma's letters to Doretta have become cries for help. Memories of the physical and emotional abuse that she'd hidden since childhood threaten to destroy the life she's built with her husband and three young children. How does an Amish woman admit that she's repeating the same abusive actions that have haunted her for years?

Letters of Wisdom is an enlightening story about the long-lasting effects endured by the victims of abuse. I realize that it could be an emotional trigger for some readers, but author Wanda E. Brunstetter is never graphic in her depiction of these actions. She reminds us that abuse can be passed from generation to generation and that counseling is often needed to break the cycle. Irma's story illustrates that hurt and resentment can turn to hatred if allowed to fester, and it reinforces the need for compassion, forgiveness, and healing that can only come through faith and prayer. I was deeply touched by this story, and I applaud Brunstetter for her willingness to tackle this subject!

I received a complimentary copy from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. With over 12 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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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Treacherous Escape by Kellie VanHorn

Treacherous Escape (Love Inspired Suspense)

Framed for murder…

with the real criminals in pursuit.

A groundbreaking discovery catapults biochemist Vienna Clayton into a world of danger when her laptop is stolen and her boss is murdered. Vienna flees onto stormy Lake Superior—only to be rescued by park ranger Hudson Lawrence. She's framed for crimes she didn’t commit, and they’re determined to clear her name, but with the clock ticking down, it’s the threats they can’t see coming that could cost them their lives…


"Vienna Clayton's footsteps echoed in the empty hallway...."

These first words are the beginning of a pulse-pounding, heart-stopping adventure that kept me frantically turning the pages! Author Kellie VanHorn takes us into the world of biochemistry and the scientists who inhabit it. Most of them diligently work to serve mankind but a few choose to use their research findings for personal gain! How will Vienna prove that she's not one of the latter?

Treacherous Escape is filled with twists, turns, and unending danger for Vienna and the park ranger who's drawn into her race to prove her innocence. I was invested in their perils, but I was especially drawn to the interaction between Vienna and Hudson Lawrence. They have to trust each other, put their pasts behind them, and truly believe that God will help them!

Looking for enjoyable romantic Christian suspense? Grab a copy of Treacherous Escape and be prepared to lose yourself in this thrilling novel!

I received a complimentary copy from the author. there was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Kellie VanHorn is an award-winning author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense. She has college degrees in biology and nautical archaeology, but she’s always found her sense of adventure most satisfied by a great story. When not writing, Kellie can be found teaching her four children, camping, baking, and gardening. She lives with her family in west Michigan.

A member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers, Kellie is a 2022 and double 2020 HOLT Medallion finalist, 2019 Golden Heart® finalist, 2018 Daphne du Maurier award winner (unpublished), and double 2018 Genesis semi-finalist.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Streams of Courage (Spies of the Civil War, 4) by Sandra Merville Hart

Streams of Courage (Spies of the Civil War)

In a world turned upside down by war and betrayal...will his role as a spy bring them closer…or tear their future apart?

The war that Julia Dodd prayed to avoid is now reality, and with it, her world has been turned on it’s head. Her fellow citizens, who stood with her in their support of the union, have crossed firmly to the side of the south. And her mother, lost in her grief over the loss of her husband and children, can think of nothing but protecting Julia’s brother’s inheritance. She insists that her daughter seek a wealthier husband than Ashburn Mitchell.

Ash knows what his fellow citizens think of him when he refuses to fight for the Confederacy. Shouldering the accusation of being a coward and refusing to hide behind his limp, Ash remains in Vicksburg to support his family as a saddler while his two best friends join the fight. Struggling to increase his business so he can marry the woman he loves, Ash becomes a spy in support of the Union. He can’t fight for the South but won’t raise a musket against them.

As tragedy instigates Ash to risk greater danger to speed the end of the war, Julia can only pray it won’t cost them everything. She’s already lost her father and two siblings. Must she lose the man she loves too?

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This thrilling addition to the Spies of the Civil War series is a powerful reminder of the divisions created by the Civil War. Our country was divided into North and South, family members fought against each other, and neighbors chose different sides. Steams of Courage takes place in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where most of the citizens chose the Southern view. There were, however, some who became the targets of threats and physical danger because they supported the Union cause. Was it any wonder that they kept their loyalties secret? Was this why Ash Mitchell kept his questionable activities hidden?

Streams of Courage is a compelling story of defending your beliefs when they aren't popular, and author Sandra Merville Hart provides a poignant picture of the sacrifices made during this tragic time. I was fully engaged in the sweet romance, inspiring faith message, and fascinating historical details, and Hart's descriptive talents helped me hear the sounds of battle, smell the smoke from the gunfire, and feel the uncertainty and fear. I recommend Streams of Courage to all who enjoy historical Christian fiction.

I received a copy from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Award-Winning and Amazon Bestselling Author Sandra Merville Hart is thrilled that her next Civil War series “Spies of the Civil War” will release in 2022! Book 1 of the series, Avenue of Betrayal, is set in Washington DC in 1861. Boulevard of Confusion and Byway to Danger (Books 2 & 3) are set in Richmond, Virginia, in 1862. Actual historical spies will influence the lives of fictional characters in a series where everyone has secrets.

Sandra is on the Planning Committee for Faith & Fellowship Book Festival. She served in the past as Executive Editor for DevoKids.com where she also contributed many historical articles. She teaches writer workshops. She's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and other writer groups.

Sandra Merville Hart loves to uncover little-known yet fascinating facts about our American history to include in her stories and drags her husband along on her adventures. Thankfully, he also enjoys these fact-finding missions.

Connect with Sandra on her blog, Historical Nibbles, where readers find posts relating to historical food/recipes, book reviews, and American history.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

A Noble Scheme (The Imposters, #2) by Roseanna M. White

A Noble Scheme (The Imposters, #2)

Gemma Parks is known throughout high society as G. M. Parker, a columnist renowned for her commentary on the cream of society. Behind the scenes, she uses her talent to aid the Imposters in their investigations by gathering intel at events and providing alibis for the elite firm's members through her columns. Yet her clandestine work would be more exhilarating if it weren't for the constant presence of the gentleman who broke her heart.

Graham Wharton has never had eyes for anyone but Gemma, and she left his soul in tatters when she walked away from him. When the Imposters take on a new job to recover a kidnapped boy mistaken for his aristocratic cousin, Graham is determined to use the time with Gemma not only to restore the missing boy, but also to win back the only woman he's ever loved. As they trace the clues laid out before them, Graham must devise a noble scheme to save the boy's life and heal their hearts.

Christy Award-winning author Roseanna M. White whisks you away to Edwardian-era England in an exhilarating tale of glamor, intrigue, and romance set among high society's most elite--and most dangerous--families.


I've often been guilty of claiming that her latest book is my favorite and this book is no exception! A Noble Scheme has everything that I've come to expect in a Roseanna M. White story: well-defined characters, an exciting adventure, a lovely romance, and witty banter to make me smile. There is, however, an emotional aspect that tugged at my heart and attacked my senses. How can anyone endure the loss of a child and not be changed? What if a seemingly unbreakable bond is severely damaged? Is there a point when it all appears hopeless?

I found myself grabbing tissues as I read about Gemma and Graham's efforts to work together after a year of being apart. An intriguing mystery surrounding a missing child triggers raw and painful emotions for this couple and explains their severed friendship. Finally, we understand the depth of their suffering and we're given a glimpse of their true relationship!

I was deeply moved by this poignant journey of love, loss, and grief that leads to healing, forgiveness, and a return to faith. A Noble Scheme is a stunning historical Christian novel!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. 

You can learn more about her and her stories at her Website  Facebook  Twitter   Instagram

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Why Everything That Doesn't Matter, Matters So Much: The Way of Love in a World of Hurt by Charlie Peacock & Andi Ashworth

Why Everything That Doesn't Matter, Matters So Much: The Way of Love in a World of Hurt

A hopeful and practical model for what it means to be a Christian and a culture-maker in a world of hurt and wondrous possibility, from multi–Grammy winner Charlie Peacock and his wife and author, Andi Ashworth.

Do you feel powerless and overwhelmed by the pain and suffering all around you? Have you ever asked, What can I do to mend the world, my family, or my own life? And if I could, why bother? Does my own small part even matter? If so, here comes hope from two guides who are further down the road. Charlie and Andi have written a collection of letters to Christians and spiritual seekers who think deeply and care acutely about the state of the world and their personal spheres of influence.


Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth have been married for almost 50 years. They personify the beautiful partnership that God ordained as marriage; a loving partnership that is used to achieve common goals. Their current goal? To offer hope and inspiration to those who want to make a difference!

This book is a collection of 16 letters written to answer questions about home, work, children, and faith. Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth take turns addressing issues that are common today. Struggling with parenting issues? Have you allowed worldly pressures to dampen your joy? Is there a way to help this suffering world?

Success is often the measuring stick in our society today. Do we want to be successful, or should we strive to be valuable? Perhaps we should consider true value as being fruitful. "Free yourself to serve one another in love. Become a worker in God's fruit-bearing vineyard."

Grab a copy of "Why Everything That Doesn't Matter, Matters So Much: The Way of Love in a World of Hurt" and prepare to be challenged, motivated, and encouraged!

I received a copy of this book from the authors via FrontGate Media. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Andi Ashworth is the author of Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring. She is Co-Founder of The Art House in Nashville where she served for over two decades through hospitality and mentoring, hosting a wide range of guests and organizations including Bono, Blood: Water Mission, International Justice Mission, The Gathering, and the ONE Campaign. Andi holds an MA in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. As Editor-In-Chief of the Art House America Blog she stewarded hundreds of essays from a variety of authors such as Tish Harrison Warren, Steven Garber, Sandra McCracken, Russ Ramsey, and Luci Shaw. Andi is most recently published in Wild Things and Castles in the Sky: A Guide to Choosing the Best Books for Children and A Book for Hearts & Minds: What You Should Read and Why. She has been married to Charlie Peacock for nearly fifty years and they have two grown, married children and four grandchildren.

Charlie Peacock is a Grammy Award-winning, Billboard Chart-topping music producer, composer, and recording artist. He is a co-founder of the Art House, Wedgwood Circle, and founder/director Emeritus of the Commercial Music Program at Lipscomb University. Charlie has produced music for film and television, including A Walk to Remember, Chris Cornell's "Misery Chain" from the soundtrack of 12 Years a Slave, and "Hush," the title theme to the AMC drama Turn: Washington's Spies. Named by Billboard's Encyclopedia of Record Producers as one of the 500 most important producers in music history, Charlie is also a three-time recipient of the Gospel Music Award for Producer of the Year. His books include New Way to Be Human, At the Crossroads, and a contribution to It Was Good: Making Music to the Glory of God. Charlie is the Sr. Music Editor for Christianity Today and host of the Christianity Today Podcast, Music and Meaning. He has been married to Andi Ashworth for nearly fifty years and they have two grown, married children and four grandchildren.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

If the Boot Fits (Texas Ever After, #2) by Karen Witemeyer

If the Boot Fits (Texas Ever After, #2)

Determined to prove that cattle king Eli Dearing has no justification for evicting his stepmother and half brothers, Asher Ellis uses the cover of a fancy ball to break into the Three Cedars ranch house to search for proof of wrongdoing. On the verge of discovery, he flees, but a boy's cry compels him to make a daring rescue.

Spunky and independent, Samantha Dearing balks when she learns the ball her father is hosting in her honor is nothing more than a matrimonial ambush. Taking a break from her unwanted suitors, Samantha spots a thief fleeing her home. When the stranger ends up saving her brother's life, she hides the only clue to his identity left behind--his boot--and resolves to find him herself.

But when Samantha encounters the older brother of a student she tutors, all thoughts of the bootless mystery man vanish. And although Asher tries to keep his distance from Samantha for reasons of his own, a series of suspicious accidents befall her, and his protective instincts flare, no matter the cost to their future.

This Western reimagining of the classic Cinderella fairy tale is an enchanting story of courage, family, and the power of true love.


I loved this clever retelling of the fairytale Cinderella and I'm once again amazed at the creativity of author Karen Witemeyer! Who else could place Cinderella, or in this case, a fella named Asher in a Texas setting, allow him to lose his boot while leaping from a window, and then have the daughter of a wealthy Texas cattle king searching to find the owner? I loved that Asher Ellis was determined to provide for his two stepbrothers and a stepmother who was the complete opposite of wicked, and I admired Samantha Dearing's attempts to help those less fortunate than her.

If the Boot Fits combines a beloved fairytale with the Western excitement that I grew up watching on TV. A damsel in distress, a strong, dependable hero, and a villain that caught me by surprise make this a satisfying and page-turning story that I couldn't put down. Throw in some amazing secondary characters, mix in a sweet romance that's filled with swoon-filled longing, and add some inspiring nuggets of wisdom and faith, and the result is a magical reading experience! I can't wait to read the next book in the Texas Ever After series!!

I received a complimentary copy from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review, and I am voluntarily sharing my opinion.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master's degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid-to late1800s.

A lifelong bookworm, Karen is living her dream by writing novels. Her books have consistently hit bestseller lists and have garnered awards such as the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. In addition, she is a multiple RITA and National Reader's Choice finalist. Karen is also a sought-after speaker for national writing conferences and regional workshops.

Karen's favorite aspect of her writing life is hearing from readers. Nothing encourages her heart more. She'd love to hear from you. You can contact her here.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Allie's Amish Family Miracle (The Amish Women of Lawrence County, 5) by Tracy Fredrychowski

Allie's Amish Family Miracle

Two worlds collide when true love enters an Old Order Amish community. Can this young woman go against tradition and find happiness in forbidden love? Allie Mast struggles to fit into her new community. Determined to prove herself to the Raber family, she can't help but notice how her Mennonite background and Rueben's Amish roots are causing tension between them. Every family has hurts and deep wounds, but the constant conflict pushes her to a place where she will do anything to get what she wants.

Reuben Raber has no desire to take over Raber Farms. When his overbearing mother, Saloma, is set to ruin any hopes of him making a life with Allie, his faith is tested beyond measure, and he experiences a crisis of conviction.

Can this determined couple find the courage to step out in faith and pursue peace and healing even when persecuted for their unconventional union?

Allie’s Amish Family Miracle is the inspirational fifth book in The Amish Women of Lawrence County series of women's fiction novels. If you like spiritual explorations, real-life challenges of emotional bravery, and basking in God's light, then you'll adore Tracy Fredrychowski's exploration of hope.

Buy Allie’s Amish Family Miracle and discover how reconciliation is at the heart of every family today!


Welcome back to Willow Springs, Pennsylvania, for a powerful reminder that we're all susceptible to family problems! This fifth book in the Amish Women of Lawrence County revolves around the romance of Allie Mast and Reuben Raber but it certainly isn't all light and sweetness! Allie and Reuben's courtship and marriage are put to the test as they work to overcome his mother's doubts, the Amish bishop's strong concerns about Allie's Mennonite heritage, and Allie's increasing resentment toward her mother-in-law's interference. Saloma Raber perfectly exemplifies a meddling mother-in-law so I could understand Allie's thoughts and actions, but I could also see that Allie and her mother-in-law were more alike than they were willing to admit!

Author Tracy Fredrychowski is a master at creating characters that we all can relate to, and this is a perfect example of flawed people willing to change. It is an intriguing story of love, acceptance, forgiveness, and finally, redemption. There are references to the first four books of this series, but a first-time reader should have no trouble getting into this story. I enjoyed Allie's Amish Family Miracle and I look forward to the next book in this series.

I received a complimentary copy but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Tracy Fredrychowski is a country girl, author, homesteader and everything simple living. She has a passion for writing about the simpler side of life, much like the life she lived growing up in rural Pennsylvania.
Her life has always been intertwined with the Amish, and it’s only fitting that she has a genuine passion for their simplicity, sense of community and God-centered lives.
Growing up in Northwest Pennsylvania she spent her childhood immersed deep in Amish Country.  The clip-clop of horse and buggy woke her each morning as Amish men drove past her childhood home on their way to work. As a young woman, she was traumatized by an Amish murder that involved a family member and changed her life forever.
Even though she currently lives in South Carolina her travels take her through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin’s Amish Country every year. During those stops, she researches the communities she visits and prides herself on writing Amish fiction that truly represents the Amish culture. She considers herself very fortunate to have made friends in those communities and values the information they share and wants nothing more than to represent their lifestyle as accurately as possible.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Never Fall Again (Gossamer Falls, #1) by Lynn H. Blackburn

Never Fall Again (Gossamer Falls, #1)

Landry Hutton has spent three years rebuilding her life behind the secure gates of The Haven, an exclusive resort on the outskirts of Gossamer Falls, North Carolina. As the artist-in-residence, and with her pottery prized by The Haven's guests, Landry is finally ready to settle in permanently. She wants to give her daughter, Eliza, a safe home to grow up in and hires former Marine Callum Shaw to handle the construction.

Cal grew up in Gossamer Falls and always knew he would someday join his family's business. He longs for a family of his own but has almost given up on that ever happening. Landry is funny, gifted, and everything Cal could ever want in a partner, but he vows to keep his distance. Landry has a daughter and a past. Cal has been down that road before and barely survived when the woman he loved left, taking her two sons with her. He can't bear to lose like that again.

Before construction on the house can begin, Landry's pottery is destroyed in a suspicious fire. It soon becomes clear that Landry and Eliza are in grave danger--but because of whom? But, after losing one relationship, he is hesitant to try again.



It's just mid-March and I may have just read one of my 'top 10' books of the year! Never Fall Again has characters that I want to be friends with, family ties to treasure, and a romance to savor. I loved the almost-instant connection between Landry Hutton and Callum Shaw but watching it blossom, and then burst into a flaming attraction, was tantalizing, to say the least. Cal didn't know her past but his willingness to help Landry and his acceptance of her little girl Eliza was precious! Would his determination to never fall again prevent his wounded heart from trusting again?

Author Lynn H. Blackburn has created an extraordinary cast of characters for this story. Cal, Landry, Eliza, and a special pet named Maisy take center stage in Never Fall Again, but many other characters grabbed my attention, and I'm hoping that they'll be featured as the Gossamer Falls series progresses. I'm especially eager to learn more about the feud between the Pierce and Quinn families!

If you're looking for a fascinating romantic suspense story, grab a copy of Never Fall Again as soon as possible. I believe that you'll be as intrigued as I am!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Lynn H. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in South Carolina with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

Her Dive Team Investigations series includes Beneath the Surface and In Too Deep (a Fall 2018 Okra Pick and 2019 Selah Award finalist). The conclusion to the series, One Final Breath, was released in September 2019. She is also the author of Hidden Legacy and Covert Justice which won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. 
Unknown Threat, the first book in her Defend and Protect series, was a 2021 Christy Award finalist.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Looking for a Leprechaun by Richard Lopez


Book Details:

Looking for a Leprechaun by Richard Lopez
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 30 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Three Little Birds Publishing
Release date:   Apr 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Looking for a Leprechaun is the story of a boy named Rich who lives in a magical world, but everywhere he turns he hears people saying he doesn't belong. When a fairy tells him if he finds a Leprechaun it will help him find where he belongs, Rich sets out on an adventure. The search for a leprechaun is difficult. Close to giving up, Rich hears some words of wisdom. Will he be able to find what he is searching for? What if it's been inside him all along?

Young children and their parents will be amazed by the positive story and exquisite illustrations of this Mom's Choice Awards Gold recipient. Looking for a Leprechaun has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

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A fairy and the search for a leprechaun lead a young boy on a journey of discovery. Author Richard Lopez uses easy-to-read text in this magical adventure that takes a young boy named Rich to Spring Garden, Misty Mountain, and Wandering Wood. Along the way, he encounters an ogre, unfriendly people, and a special fairy, but he also finds something very important. Rich learns that he must never let other people tell him that he doesn't belong because believing is the key! If he believes that he's found the right place, then that is exactly where he needs to be!

Looking for a Leprechaun is an entertaining story, but it can also be used as a teaching tool. Reading it together offers the perfect opportunity to ask, "Have you ever felt like you don't belong?" and to point out that we must never let negative people rule our lives. This book is a wonderful story of affirmation for young people!

I received a copy from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet the Author:

Richard Lopez is an award winning children's author originally from Hialeah, FL. He has a high school diploma and has worked in healthcare information technology for the past 15 years. He started to focus on writing in 2003 when he went back to school and completed a certification for Sound Engineering at S.A.E. He had a few poems published in books by the International Library of Poetry. The Best Poems and Poets of 2003, Invoking the Muse, and The Best Poems and Poets of 2005. He currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL and enjoys going to see live music, and being outdoors. He started Three Little Birds Publishing for his work on children's books. Looking for a Leprechaun is his first children's book.

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