Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review Wrap-Up #2: August 15, 2017

Here we go with Review Wrap-Up #2! It's looking like maybe this will be a once a month thing :-) These are the books I've reviewed in the last month, and I'm so glad to report that I loved most of them!

Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson (buy it)

Tag Line: "A brave midwife. A wounded pilot. A risky secret."
Genre: Historical Fiction
My Rating: 3 stars
Quick Take: Grounded Hearts is a book that I wanted to love but just ... didn't. It's uncomfortably sensual for an inspirational romance with a relationship that never goes beyond the physical.

Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book by Robin Mead (buy it)

Tag Line: "Color uplifting depictions of God's creation--from blossoming gardens to smiling children--and vibrant cityscapes, with illustrated scripture and quotes to inspire and encourage." 
Genre: Coloring Book
My Rating: 4 stars
Quick Take: This is the perfect coloring book for those who don't like to feel stressed out by intricate designs.

On Love's Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson (buy it)

Tag Line: "When Natalie O'Ryan returns to Prince Edward Island to plan her wedding, she runs into her childhood best friend—and discovers that the love she's been looking for is right where she left it."
Genre: Inspirational Romance
My Rating: 5 stars
Quick Take: On Love's Gentle Shore is the best book in Liz Johnson's PEI series ... and that's saying something, as they're all excellent! It's easily one of my favorite romances of the year.

By Your Side by Kasie West (buy it)

Tag Line: "What do you do when you fall for the person you least expect?"
Genre: YA Romance
My Rating: 3-1/2 stars
Quick Take: A rough beginning detracts from this otherwise swoon-worthy romance between two high school students who run in completely different crowds.

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White (buy it)

Tag Line: "Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense."
Genre: Historical Fiction
My Rating: 4 stars
Quick Take: Everything is not what it seems in this romantic suspense novel set in Edwardian England.

Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac (buy it)

Tag Line: "A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England."
Genre: Inspirational Romance
My Rating: 4-1/2 stars
Quick Take: I was completely charmed by this delightful romance that's full of C.S. Lewis references.

The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller (buy it)

Tag Line: "Her heart is her own—but her hand in marriage is another matter."
Genre: Regency Romance
My Rating: 4-1/2 stars
Quick Take: Though it took me a while to warm up to Lady Charlotte, I ended up loving this regency romance, which had shades of Sense & Sensibility.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

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