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Book Review: Off to See the Sea

Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts or opinions of the book, nor does it affect the content of my review.

I know families struggle with bath time and I think this book would be great in helping with that. The illustrations in this book are stunning and the story is quite enjoyable. Children and their families will adore this book.





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Book Review: Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays by Sara Richardson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts and opinions on the book, nor does it affect the content of my review.

Home for the Holidays by Sara Richardson is a heartfelt holiday story about three sisters who return to their aunt’s beloved home in a small town in Colorado for Christmas. While visiting their aunt, the sisters reflect on their lives and reconnect with one another to make up for lost time and repair their relationships with each other.

I really enjoyed this book. The author has a way with words of pulling you in and getting attached to the story and characters. I thought the writing style was great and loved the character development. The characters really grow throughout the story. It was a perfect holiday read for me. I would highly recommend this book if you are into Women’s Fiction or if you are looking for a heart-warming holiday read.




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Book Review: Blacklisted

Blacklisted by Jay Crownover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts and opinions of the book, nor does it affect the content of my review.

I recently read Blacklisted by by Jay Crownover. The book is a Romantic Suspense Western Romance. Blacklisted is about a biker named Shot who tries to protect Dr. Presley Baskin from an enemy from her past. Meanwhile, Shot and Presley try to protect their hearts from falling for each other.

I really enjoyed this book. The writing was great, I loved the character development, and the suspense. I was hooked.

I would highly recommend this book if you love Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, motorcycle clubs, or just want a quick read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.



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Review: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts on the book or the content of my review.

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane is a Contemporary Romance novel about a photographer from New York named Ally, who moves back to Pine Hollow for the holidays to take care of her grandparents and save their animal shelter from closing permanently. While helping her grandparents with the animal shelter she meets Ben West, who is a single parent raising his niece and unexpectedly connects with Ally. Together they discover themselves and what it means to overcome tragedy and setback and pulling together for a common cause.

I loved this book so much. The writing was humorous, and the cast of characters were great. I loved the character development and all the Christmas festivities. I would highly recommend this book to get into the holiday spirit or if you are looking for something that is cute and a quick read.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Review: Make Mine A Cowboy

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts on the book or the content of my review.

 Make Mine A Cowboy by A.J. Pine is a Western Romance novel about a doctor named Charlotte North, who returns to California from New York to take care of her injured grandmother and help at the family inn. While Charlotte is there, she rekindles a relationship with a cowboy she once had a fling with on a previous visit. Together they discover themselves and what life has to offer when you let go and take a chance.

 I flew through this book and could not put it down. It was short, easy to read, and so cute. I loved it a lot. I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for something that is a quick read, or if you love cowboys and western romances.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Review: How to Become a Successful Beta Reader- Book 1, Learning the Fundamentals of Fiction

Dedrie Marie’s nonfiction book, “How to Become a Successful Beta Reader: Book 1- Learning the Fundamentals of Fiction” is a guide about how to break into beta reading and be successful at it. Marie also discusses her personal story in how she got into beta reading and gives some helpful tips.

I found this book to be informative and easy to read. Marie’s writing is very descriptive, and I loved how she discusses vocabulary terms in a glossary format and lists some reading recommendations for further reading concepts.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is wanting to know more about beta reading or literary terms and concepts.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Review: Always We Begin Again- Stepping into the Next, New Moment

I recently read a fabulous devotional by Leeana Tankersley called Always We Begin Again- Stepping into the Next, New Moment. The devotional is a 100 day devotional journal with Bible verses and inspirational quotes about positivity and deepening your relationship with God and yourself.

I loved this book. I found it very helpful and uplifting. One of my favorite devotions was “Day 34, Threshold.” As someone who sometimes has a hard time crossing thresholds, this section was relatable to me. It talks about no matter how difficult of a challenge you are facing, God is always with you no matter what and he will guide you through it. All in all, this book was fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone who needs some inspiration, has a love of God and wants to deepen his or her faith or is just interested in checking it out.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts and opinion on the book or the content of my review.

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Review: The Horse of My Dreams- True Stories of the Horses We Love

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts on the book or the content of my review. Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy.

The Horse of My Dreams- True Stories of the Horses We Love edited by Callie Smith Grant is a collection of short true stories about people and their love and experiences with horses.

I could not put this book down. I was so entranced by these stories and the inspiration that they carried. I could not choose a favorite short story as I loved them all. However, one that did strike me though was the story of Flash and Henry by Rachel Anne Ridge. It is about two donkeys named Flash and Henry and the growth of their friendship after a rocky start.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for some inspiration or just simply loves horses.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Review: Bad Apple

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my thoughts on the book or the content of my review.

Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy is a steamy, standalone, new adult romance novel about a young woman named Maggie, who mistakes a guy for someone else. She ends up in the wrong bed and has a one-night stand. What comes next is how they deal with the aftermath of their one night together.

I really enjoyed this book. It was short, quick, and a good time. I love Elle Kennedy’s writing. She knows how to hook the reader.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Review: Back Roads to Belonging- Unexpected Paths to Finding Your Place and Your People

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Back Roads to Belonging: Unexpected Paths to Finding Your Place and Your People by Kristen Strong is a non-fiction inspirational book about how to follow your heart and God on your path to your belonging place. Strong uses her story and other people’s stories to teach you how to get to where you belong.

My favorite part of the book is the “Belonging Blessing” at the end of each chapter. Each blessing relates back to the focus or bible story for that chapter. Some themes Strong discusses in her book are compassion, encouragement, perseverance, and peace.  

Overall, I absolutely loved this book. I thought it was well written and inspiring. It will stay with me wherever I go. I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to find their belonging place or to anyone who wants to check it out.

Rating: 5 out of 5.