Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review ~ True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance #1) by Becky Wade

Published May 2nd 2017 by Bethany House 
 Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.

The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

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 My Review
 5 STARS!!!

By the time A Bradford Sisters Romance series is finished, it just may be the best series Wade has written. True to You is fabulous!  Packed with surprises, the emotional elements in this story stirred my heart and soul and held me spellbound with their rawness and intensity. Nora and John traveled a road of discovery that left me as wide-eyed as a deer caught in the headlights. I am hooked on this series and cannot wait for the next book.

If you are a fan of contemporary fiction brimming with an intricate plot twist and solid characterizations, then you will devour True to You.

Be sure and read Then Came You, the FREE e-novella, first so you get the background on the sisters. It is a fantastic beginning written in journal entry form.

I received a copy from the publisher with no expectation of a review. No compensation has been received.

~Happy Reading~

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rebecca Reviews ~ The Legacy (Secrets of the Shetlands #3) by Michael R. Phillips + Goodreads Giveaway (Paperback copy)


Published July 4th 2017 by Bethany House Publishers

 The Dramatic Conclusion to Michael Phillips's Shetland Islands Saga Loni Ford's unexpected inheritance of substantial real estate--not to mention a title--in the Shetland Islands has caused more than a stir in the quiet fishing hamlet of Whale's Reef. How is life ever to be the same with an outsider--and a woman, at that--playing such a pivotal role in the life of this conservative community? But it isn't just the locals who have deep misgivings about the current situation. Loni herself never imagined this in her wildest dreams.
What Loni is more sure of, however, is that she is falling in love--with Whales Reef, with its hardy people, with its simple, peaceful way of life, and with local chieftain David Tulloch, whose inheritance she has usurped, at least in the eyes of some.
But life in Whales Reef is not without drama. Deep rifts exist between certain lifelong residents, and when one local resident turns up dead, suspicion is cast in the direction of the island's most prominent family. How Loni and David deal with this challenge will go a long way in determining their future, and that of the quaint island community.


If you're a member of Goodreads, you can enter their giveaway for a paperback copy of the book by clicking here

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Rebecca's Review
3 STARS
"Everyone is writing two life stories . . . . Few, however, take in hand the authorship of the most important of the two, that inner autobiography it falls to each of us to write for themselves."

Most ancestral lineages showcase property and possessions, but in the case of this novel, inheritors will gain a for more important legacy, a legacy of faith. When Loni Ford inherits land in the Shetland Islands, she has no idea how far away from her career in Washington, DC that one excursion will take her. Many years prior, young Emily Hanson, a devout Quaker, had precisely the same experience, only in reverse. Her trip as a travel companion from New York to the Shetlands significantly altered the course of her family history.

Michael Phillips thoroughly guides his readers through a complicated narrative surrounding those whose lives were either eased or complicated by their devotion to honor and integrity. For scattered among them were those who did not have their best interests in mind, shadowing the truth and bringing unnecessary heartache. Will Loni "Alonnah" Ford, chief of Clan Tulloch and David Tulloch, the laird of Whales Reef, eventually inherit their happily ever after?

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own. 


Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Perfection in Purple

Edited with Aviary for Android

Grapes are one of my favorite fruits.
But I am not very good at choosing sweet ones.
This day I was successful!

I hope your summer is happy and healthy, so far.
It's been kind of emotional here but in the midst of it all, 
God is still here and blessing with good gifts. 
Like sweet Grapes. :-)

~Happy Summer Days~


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heav'nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.