Sunday, October 30, 2016

Another Day Another Dali Review

The world of art theft can be a deadly game--one that Serena Jones understands all too well.

When FBI Special Agent Serena Jones takes on the case of a forged Dali painting as a favor to her grandmother, she assumes it will be a typical investigation. Hopefully collaring the thief will also mean finally measuring up in her grandmother's eyes. But the deeper she delves into the forgery and the suspects surrounding it, the less typical it becomes.

The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the possibility of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. To make matters worse, someone connected to the forgeries seems to be determined to stop Serena's investigation--no matter the cost.

Another Day Another Dali is the second book in Sandra Orchard's newest series. I loved being able to dive into Serena's story once again, revisiting old characters and meeting new ones. Sandra crafts a wonderfully fun whodunit that will keep you turning page after page until you reach the end. I love Serena and everything about her, from her entertaining family to her two equally compelling love interests (though my favorite is Tanner, sorry Nate). I can't wait till the next book!

5 out of 5. 

I received a copy of this book from Revell for a honest review.

Tangled Webs Review

Finn has packed away his combat instincts--but he may need them again when danger begins to stalk his quiet hideaway . . . 

After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not.

Tangled Webs is an action packed conclusion to the Men of Valor series by Irene Hannon. Finn is the center of this story and I love getting to delve deeper into his character as well as getting to know his love interest, Dana.  Ever since my first Irene Hannon book I have been hooked! The story she weaves every time is full compelling characters and twists and turns to keep you on your toes.Do yourself a huge favor and pick up this series, you won't regret it.

5 out of 5.

I received a copy of this book from Revell for a honest review.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

To Have and to Hold Review

Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. Amant
Charlotte Cantrell is always the baker; never the bride. When Will, a regular at Charlotte’s bakery, catches her attention, she can only hope that he is the reliable man this single mother has always hoped to find. The problem is that he’s regularly stopping in to buy cookies for another girl. But when Charlotte is hired to bake a host of wedding goodies for a difficult bride and finds out Will is the best man, she has the perfect opportunity to get to know him better—and find out how serious Will is about this other girl in his life.
The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story by Katie Ganshert
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop. Her love life has always been a bit lackluster—until she ends up in an embarrassing fender-bender with handsome Nate Gallagher. Meanwhile, Amelia’s younger brother, William, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancĂ©e is not who she says she is. It seems Nate is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s good at it—and pretty fun to talk to too. As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people, she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nate still be interested when he learns who she is?
Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story by Becky Wade
When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over. Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she longs to be with Josh but doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her smalltown world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?

All in all To Have and to Hold is a delightful trilogy of love stories that are sure to make you sigh. It's the perfect book to pick up if your looking for a quick lighthearted romance. Love Takes the Cake by Betsy St.Amant is such a sweet treat with characters well fleshed out for a novella. The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Gansher is a story that starts off with an adorable meet-cute. Love in the Details by Becky Wade is about second chances at love and had my favorite ending. To Have and to Hold makes for the perfect fall read.
5 out of 5. 
I received a copy of this book from BookLook for a honest review.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A Lady Unrivaled Review

Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White was a great ending to the Ladies of the Manor series. I loved being able to read Ella's story and I fell in love with Cayton as he changed and grew. Ella is the type of character you have no problem with as a leading lady, she is fun,cheerful, and intelligent. Cayton is a character with a lovely redemption story and together him and Ella make quite the pair.  Roseanna White's style of story telling is wonderful and with every book of hers I read my expectations are passed. 

5 out of 5. Wonderfully written! 

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.