Category Archives: Book Reviewer

JANUARY 1, 2019



God bless you!




Blogpost © DJ Mynatt 2019




I hope you have missed the monthly author features as much as I have… Since I cannot commit to monthly features, I’m planning to feature one author for a week (or so) each month.
Next month I’ll be featuring Jill Kemerer…
So check back in mid September… I’ll be featuring most of Jill’s books and we’ll be doing a giveaway!

Happy Reading!!!
God bless you!


Donna’s BookShelf
Blogpost © 2017 DJ Mynatt


The Kissing Bridge | Laura V Hilton


Today I am reviewing The Kissing Bridge, found in Springs of Love, by Laura V. Hilton.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Kissing Bridge
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…

Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months.

Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted.

It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.

Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away.

But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.



I knew Anna had made a bad choice when she came back home too soon!

There’s a lesson here. . . when you have a friend trying to help you, don’t ignore their advice…

Laura V Hilton does a superb job (as usual) with colorful characters and an intriguing story line. I can’t say much else without giving away spoilers, so let me just sum it up.


Just do it.


God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt


Sold On Love | Rachel J Good


Today I am reviewing Sold on Love, found in Springs of Love, by Rachel J. Good.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Sold on Love
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse.

And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame.

Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend.

Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?






I wouldn’t have had the patience that Lavina Fisher had… but I have had very similar experiences and I’ve learned that you just have to try to make the best of things.

Thankfully, help is on the way… and Lavina has to decide how to accept it.

This is the first story I’ve read by Rachel J Good, but it definitely won’t be the last! Great story, Rachel!

Happy Reading!!!


God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt


Cowboys and Amish Girls | Thomas Nye


Today I am reviewing Cowboys and Amish Girls, found in Springs of Love, by Thomas Nye.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Cowboys and Amish Girls
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl.

Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy.

That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy.

Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.





When Truman Gunderson spots a runaway horse, he springs into action, chasing it down until he catches it–and lovely, young Charity.

And when he’s given a challenge, well, let’s just say he’s the perfect man for the job!

This is the first story that I have read by Thomas Nye, but I’m definitely looking forward to more! Pick up a copy of Springs of Love today!

Happy Reading!!!


God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt


Paws For Love | Dana Mentink


Today I am reviewing Paws For Love… the third book in the Love Unleashed series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Only Thing Sweet About Jellybean Is His Name. . .

Jellybean the terrier is about to unleash some serious mayhem on the unsuspecting town of Albatross.

There’s no quiet on the set when over-the-hill screen star Lawrence Tucker brings his naughty terrier, Jellybean, on location to the beachside town of Albatross, California.

When Jellybean develops a rapport with Tucker’s violin tutor, the painfully shy, socially awkward Misty Agnelli, her arm is twisted into minding the mischievous animal.

Trailing Jellybean leads Misty into the candy store of Bill Woodson, a handsome chocolatier with a painful secret and a three-year-old niece to raise.

Misty must deal with the unstable Tucker, a temperamental Jellybean, her budding feelings for the mysterious Bill, and the high-pressure atmosphere on the set. Though she wants nothing more than to flee, how can she tell her Grandma, Lawrence Tucker’s biggest fan, that she abandoned the star and his dog?

It’s actors, animals, and antics galore when Jellybean gives his own heartwarming performance.



Oh my! Paws For Love was the perfect ending to the Love Unleashed series!

Misty Agnelli is having a very rough day. . . she agreed to tutor an actor who needs to appear as if he is a violinist, Then Jelly Bean, his dog, causes havoc on the set! Even worse, the actor and director insist on Misty being the dog’s companion.

Misty doesn’t want to be there anyway. . . but I won’t spoil anything by telling you more than that. Bill Woodson meets Misty when Jelly Bean runs into his chocolate shop. . . and the action doesn’t stop until the very end!

This is such a colorful story, with delightful characters and a sweet, little stinker of a dog that just won’t quit! Get a copy today and read it for yourself.

And if you enjoy entertaining stories about feisty dogs, read the whole series! It’s great!


Dana Mentink

Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine.

Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade.

Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.

Find out more about Dana at


God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt


The Broken | Tattie Maggard


Today I am reviewing The Broken, the first book in the Forbidden Amish Love series by Tattie Maggard.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Two broken hearts.

One forbidden romance.

Amish school teacher, Emily Graber, is falling for a man who’s been married before.

The rules of the Swiss Amish community say he’s forbidden to remarry, only someone forgot to tell Emily’s heart.

Book one of the Forbidden Amish Love series. The story continues in book two, The Forbidden.

Watch for the dramatic conclusion in book three, The Secret.




Emily Graber feels all alone after her father dies. Although she has nine brothers and sisters, she wants to stay in her home after his passing. Silas Moreland, her Englisch-turned-Amish neighbor. . . well, I’ll let you read about Emily and Silas.

This is vey different from the usual Amish fiction stories I read. . . yet it is a compelling, compassionate story of love — forbidden love, since Silas’ wife is divorcing him. Will Emily and Silas give in to temptation? You won’t know unless you read the entire series.

It was easy for me to identify with Emily. If I were Amish, and in her place, what would I do? That’s the question I asked myself when reading Emily’s story. I hope I would make the right decision. What would you do?

Enough said. Now I’m off to read book two. . .

Happy Reading!!!


God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt


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