Friday, March 2, 2018

Caselli Series Books 1 & 2

Recently I received a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review. This post will have book purchase advertisement. The FTC requires you to be given a fair warning! Now relax and enjoy the review.

The Pretender

My Jean-Marc’s uncle was married to an English woman, and she told us once, a very long time ago, that in this world there are men of two kinds.

The one, the KNIGHT, is the man possessing only strength and quality of moral character. He will never ask a lady to compromise her honor for less than a vow, and never, ever will he consider another once he has captured her heart. A knight keeps his vow, even when it hurts, and the honor of a knight is a thing a country is built upon. A knight comes along only seldom these days.

Now, a BLACKGUARD is a man who can be found quite easily, for it is an easy thing to be a blackguard. He attempts to trick the young ladies into taking him home and caring for him, making them believe their honor can be given away as a mere trifle, offering no vow, and making only human demands. The blackguard is to be avoided at all costs, for to settle for someone like him is to settle for something less than ideal.

In Rapid City, South Dakota, Tillie Casseli meets Noah Hansen. After a weekend of fun in the beautiful Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, it's love at first sight. They make a promise to each other before Tillie goes back home promising to return again. But when she returns a few weeks later she cant's believe what she sees. Could it be real or just a mistake? But Tillie doesn't stay to find out. Is Noah a blackguard or a knight? Tillie can usually see a blackuard from a mile away. What happened this time? How could she be wrong?

I love this book so much! I stayed up until 1 in the morning I don't know how many nights. I could not put it down, my mom was "making fun" because she doesn't normally see me with a book in my hand constantly.
Ta'mara had me hooked at first chapter and I cannot wait to read the second book!! I could give you the whole story but that would give it away when you should really read it yourself.

Book two is Pit of Ambition.
To learn more about Ta'mara go to her website here.
If you'd like to purchase the books you can do so on Amazon. It is 0.99 right now!

Pit of Ambition

This is the second book of the Caselli family series.

Tillie Caselli has married Alex Martin a famous lawyer. Before they were married he’d do anything to spend time with her but, now this young man is too focused on work, fame and fortune. Tillie is sick an can barely go to school. She goes to the doctor to find out she’s pregnant.
Noah Hansen has married Carrie and they are very happy together until the tragic death of Carrie’s mother  then fishy stuff starts happening. Carrie is expecting again and Noah is the best husband that anyone could have, coming home from work to check on his wife not working late more than he has to.

Guiseppi  finally realizes he made a big mistake by not telling Tillie what him and her mother knew about Noah from before they met. He can’t tell her now though, what good would that do? It would only make matters worse.
Alex and Noah are still good friends, Guiseppi meets Noah when he comes to Sioux Falls to check on a job building Angelo’s 2, Guiseppi’s second restaurant. He’s regretting the decision he has made.

This book was just as good as the first and I cannot wait to read he third one A Blackguards Redemption.
If you'd like to purchase the books you can do so on Amazon.

Ta`Mara Hanscom has worked on The Caselli Family Series since 1996. Within three weeks she had created a 900 page rough draft of what would become a five- novel series of the epic love story of Tillie Caselli and Noah Hansen.

Loving all things Italian, Ta`Mara created the Caselli family true to their ethnic name. Born and raised in South Dakota, she brings this traditional family alive on the Great Plains where she has spent the entirety of her life.

Friday, September 25, 2015

To Get To You review and GIVEAWAY

Another amazing book by my favorite author, Joanne. This one is just a little different though, if you have read any of her other books or even my reviews of her books you know that she writes a lot of historical fiction. To Get To You is far from historical but its still her writing which makes it great. I don't know what it is about her writing but I've been hooked ever since the first book I read by her.

18 year old Riley Kane has had a rough life. His dad left him and his mom when he was only a child to pursue his surfing career, now Riley has nothing to do with his father. Becca Fletcher is a girl who was home schooled and a lot more sheltered in life than Riley, helping her mom take care of  her siblings not dating or being around a boy without a chaperon. Riley and Becca's lives are totally different but they somehow seem to connect. After Mr. Fletcher had a tragic accident Riley needs to get to Becca finding out her dad was in a bad wreck in Texas she and her family moved their trailer from California to Texas not knowing what was going to happen to her her dad, now Riley is desperate to get to her and do all he can to help. With his Jeep broke down he has to turn to the one person he didn't want to see, his dad. Now he's on a
fourteen hour road trip from California to Texas with his dad in a Volkswagen van. This trip will either be time to reconcile with the man that left him for dreams or it will be a total disaster. At first bitterness takes over in Riley he doesn't want much to do with his father except for them to get to where they are going and him to leave, but as time goes by they grow closer to one another and forgiveness finds its way in.

I don't want to give away too much of the book so I should probably stop here but, if you have read Joanne's books you will not be disappointed with this one, if you have not read her books yet I highly recommend this book as well as her others.

About Joanne:
Christy Award-finalist and author of Be Still My Soul and Though My Heart is Torn, Joanne Bischof has a deep passion for Appalachian culture and writing stories that shine light on God’s grace and goodness. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children. When she’s not weaving Appalachian romance, she’s blogging about faith, folk music, and the adventures of country living that bring her stories to life.

If you would like to learn more about Joanne or her books you can visit her website
If you would like to to purchase To Get To You you can on Amazon

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stealing Jake

Recently I received a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review. This post will have book purchase advertisement. The FTC requires you to be given a fair warning! Now relax and enjoy the review.

Livy O'Brien is a young woman who lived on the streets of Chicago growing up, doing what she had to in order to survive. Now she is in the small town of Chestnut, Illinois helping run an orphanage and looking for a job to provide for the children in the orphanage. Jake Russell deputy of Chestnut meets Livy and starts falling in love with her. Livy came to Chestnut to find a new start on life and doesn't want anyone to know where she came from or what her life was like in Chicago and she is not looking for a man especially the deputy of the town, but the more she thinks about Jake the more she wants to spend time with him. The street kids of Chestnut have a place in Livy's heart since she has been in their shoes but everyone else just considers them to be a nuisance.

I still haven't finished this book yet I just haven't sat down to just read as much as I would like to. I am enjoying it though and if you like books with a little romance Christian based and some adventure you will probably like this book. This book was a complimentary copy from Tyndale house Publishers to give you my honest review. 

About The Author:
CBA Bestselling author Pam Hillman writes inspirational fiction set in the turbulent times of the American West and the Gilded Age.
Born east of the Mississippi and a hundred years too late, Pam still boasts of wrangling calves, milking cows and putting up hay, first as a child, and later with her own personal hero, Iran, on their family farm in Mississippi.

A voracious reader as a child, Pam especially enjoyed stories involving the great Westward expansion, and television shows such as Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Gunsmoke. The western writer, Louis L’Amour, kept Pam mesmerized with his tales of cowboys and Indians, mountain men and outlaws, prim schoolteachers, hot dry deserts, and boom towns.

Pam’s life in the country and her love of the old west bring authenticity to her work and depth to her characters, something that has been recognized many times in the industry through writer’s awards.

Her work has placed in dozens of writer’s contests, including being a four-time finalist in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart contest for unpublished novelists with Claiming Mariah, her second novel, winning the coveted Golden Heart.

As a published novelist, Pam’s books have been recognized by judges of the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards, International Digital Awards, and the EPIC eBook Awards. Claiming Mariah, her second novel, most recently hit the CBA Bestseller lists for November and January. Pam lives in Mississippi with her husband and family.

If you would like to learn more about Pam you can visit her website here
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears

Recently I received a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review. This post will have book purchase advertisement. The FTC requires you to be given a fair warning! Now relax and enjoy the review.

My Thoughts:

Ms. Kate Dawson, a teacher in Missouri, is very close to her student, Anthony and his mother Lucinda. Lucinda becomes very sick and passes away leaving Kate to take care of nine year old Anthony. Until one day two men show up to take Anthony home, but he would rather stay with Kate. Kate isn't very fond of men, all the men in her life have been abusive to her, can she over come that pain and learn to trust a man again? 

It took me a few chapters to get into this book but it has been a very good book. I love romance books and this is not any different, it has a good amount of romance but not too much to make it unreal. This is the first book I have read by Melissa and didn't realize it was the third in the series until after I got it, even though it's the third in the series it can still stand alone and I have understood it just fine. 

About Melissa: 
I am a stay at home mother on a tiny little farm with a fixer-upper house. As much as I love writing and reading about homesteaders, I am so glad I’m a homesteader during an era with modern grocery stores to take up for my slack. I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher by trade, and I still work occasionally in that field along with being my church’s financial secretary and writing novels.
My husband and I have been married since 2001 and have a daughter and two little boys. My husband shares my fascination with traditional living except for being more hands on. He loves blacksmithing, knife smithing, traditional archery, hunting, etc. Generally whatever a mountain man does, he does it or has or wants to attempt it. He comes in handy for research! And of course, the rest of the family gets involved. I have my own black powder rifle, named Calvin, that my husband made for me. And I’m pretty sure my daughter is probably one of very few her age who can instruct adults how to shoot a longbow properly. The boy digs random holes in my yard to make “cement” with dirt and water making our yard a tripping hazard. The baby does what babies do.
To learn more about Melissa visit her website by clicking here

If you are interested in this book you can buy it at Amazon 
You can also read a few chapters on Melissa's website here.

Thank you Bethany House for allowing me to read and review another free book.