Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Book review With every letter by Sarah Sundin

Book review - 5 Stars

Where to start with my review?

First off - to the author who has done a brilliant work, creating a fiction story in the midst of actual events. So many books were written about the Second World War but the author's research brought a brand new perspective to those events. I really have to congratulate her on creating such a lovely plot that mesmerized me from beginning to end.
I really could relate to Tom, Mellie and every other character in the story. It was lively, filled with enough tension to keep you going and her writing was superbly done. This is a book I will recommend to all who loves a good plot, a very romantic story and strong characters.
Throughout the storyline, the love for the Lord is tangible and real as you journeyed with the characters to North Africa during the tumultuous times of WWII. Every small detail highlighted by the characters own struggles as they trust the Lord for protection and leadership. In the process, you can literary see the Lord's hand in every situation without great difficulty. The easy flow helping along as it draws you deeper into the plot.
I loved how both Mellie and Tom found their way through rejection, fear, the making of new friendships, being a leader and breaking the preconceived views of the groups they travelled with. Through their struggles, mercy flowed gently through the story with such ease that you cannot help but feel connected to every person involved.

Beauty runs deeper than skin... that is very true in this story. When we look past the physical and connect, that is when we get to know each other... and this was clearly illustrated through the letters Tom and Mellie wrote. Through their anonymity, they could find common ground and learned to trust, cherish and love each other in a deeper way. In the end, the meeting between them was perfectly orchestrated to really bring it all home. This is a must read to all readers out there.

And, I cannot end this review without mentioning Sesame's part in this story. Without giving anything away, his role was the perfect balancing act that grounded everything for me and I fell in love with him from his introduction.

I am looking forward to book 2 in this series...


Lt. Mellie Blake is a nurse serving in the 802nd Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation, Transport. As part of a morale-building program, she reluctantly enters into an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer in the 908th Engineer Aviation Battalion in North Africa. As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other's true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face to face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage to their past? And can they learn to trust God and embrace the gift of love he offers them?

Combining excellent research and attention to detail with a flair for romance, Sarah Sundin brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing, and true love.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

My Goodreads TBR list so far for 2018 - 2019

Here is my list for the next year - so far... 💟📚

My books to read grows rapidly by day, week and month but my books read not so much. As you can see I like a wide variety. From Historical to bad boys in paranormal romance, thrillers and war, a good mystery and yes, even time-travel. I like the challenge and the discovery of new styles and genres from each author. Many of these books are on my Kindle since 2012. I am always busy reading new authors books due to demand but this year and the year to come I want to focus on the ones that I have bought, received as gifts or won in a competition, and some I bought. 

The self-help books are on my list for selfish reasons. To grow, and prosper and help me to be a better speaker in my work and as a radio announcer. 

Each of us understands what books mean to us and why it is important to have them in our lives. Without them, we feel lost, missing something bigger than ourselves... forming a big part of our ideas, thoughts and yes, the way forward. 

My wish is that your own list grows with rapid awareness of all the literature out there and be inspired in your daily walk. May you find peace within the pages of each book and conscious of life.

I wish you a read-full festive season and a very happy new year. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Cover reveal: Meant for me by Sierra Cartwright. Is she strong enough to fight for their second chance?


Highly trained agent Mira Araceli can hold her own in the toughest situations, but not against her secret crush, Torin Carter. She'd fallen for her Hawkeye instructor years before. With his dark Irish good looks, unshakable integrity, and haunted blue eyes, he was everything she fantasized about. Unfortunately he never even glanced at her twice. Torin's intense hunger for the new recruit shocked him. But as his student, the fierce and beautiful Mira was off-limits. And she was far too young and innocent for his carnal demands. Now, when Hawkeye pairs them together for an undercover assignment, she discovers the dangerous side he was hiding. Is she strong enough to fight for their second chance? Or will the beautiful storm that is Torin Carter destroy her completely?

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About Sierra Cartwright

USA Today Best-Selling Author, Winner of the 2015 Best BDSM Book of the year (Bind), 2015 Reader’s Choice Best Erotic Romance (Bind), 2015 Golden Flogger (Crave), 2014 LASR Book of the Year award (In The Den), 2013 Best BDSM Book of the Year award (Over The Line), Golden Flogger Award 2015 nominee for her books Command, Bind, and Brand, Sierra was born in Manchester, England where she spent her early years traipsing through castles. After living in Denver for a number of years, the internationally acclaimed author now resides in Galveston, Texas. She loves the way history blends with Southern manners (being called “sugar” is an experience unto itself). She invites you to join her on a sensual journey where the limits are explored and expanded.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

5 Star Review of Book 3, The shadow palace by Jane Steen.

Book 3 in the series was a wonderful conclusion to the series, The house of closed doors. 
With no hesitation, I can recommend this book to all readers that love a good historical mystery with a touch of romance. Ms Steen's writing simply leaves you wanting for more from her pen.
The characters of Martin, Nell, Sarah and Tess has become mature and easily related to. They became live like in your mind. 
The plotline grew from curiosity to maturity over a good time frame that invites you into the lives of Nell, her daughter and their best friend, Tess. Adding more supporting characters it is a well-crafted book that takes you back to the younger years of America and the perceptions of different classes, women and business. 
The Feminist movement was alive and well in this book, with Elizabeth doing her part to bring it to the forefront of the story. It was women like her that set the wheel in motion for us, years later to enjoy the life we now live. Free Love was a topic thoroughly explored by the characters thru the hand of the author. 
Add murder, an investigation with Pinksters and Nell following heart while entering a new culture and you know you will have a wonderful time. 
Thanks for such a wonderful story.