Category Archives: Christian Fiction

Her Secret Daughter | Ruth Logan Herne


Today I am reviewing Her Secret Daughter, the fifth book in the Grace Haven series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Her Secret Child

Josie Gallagher has plenty of reasons to be wary of Jacob Weatherly–considering he’s working for the hotel chain that’s forcing her restaurant to close.

But when he shows up there with a little girl by his side–her little girl–she’s dismayed.

How has this bachelor wound up with custody of the baby Josie placed with a married couple six years ago?

The handsome hotel executive has no idea that Addie is Josie’s biological child, and Josie can’t afford to tell him.

As he helps save her business, Josie and Jacob unexpectedly grow closer.

But will her secret stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?




Her Secret Daughter is so much more than I expected, even by Ruthy!

This is a story that needs to be told. . . and the title is perfect. Josie Gallagher has had a rougher life than some of the Gallaghers, but she’s back on track, plus she can smoke and cook barbecue than anyone on the east coast!

Jacob Weatherly comes along, bringing the little girl Josie gave up six years ago — and Josie’s life will never be the same! But a word of warning. . . you’ll need tissues before you get to the end of the book.

I enjoyed getting to know Josie, Jacob and Addie. Their friendship is the start of something very special, unless her secret messes everything up. Read Her Secret Daughter to find out what happens. . . and if they have a chance at happily-ever-after or not!

I hope the story blesses you as much as it did me.

Happy Reading!



Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


Treacherous Trails | Dana Mentink



Today I am reviewing Treacherous Trails, the second novel in the Gold Country Cowboys series by Dana Mentink.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Falsely accused…

Can she escape the real killer?

In this Gold Country Cowboys story, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former marine Owen Thorn, her brother’s best friend, can help clear her name.

Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her…despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her.

But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?



WOW!  That is one nasty killer!

I’m glad I didn’t choose to read this at bedtime. . . this is definitely a great story, but one that scared the heebee jeebee’s out of me!

This new series is really suspenseful. . . and awesome!

Gold Country Cowboys!

The code of the West rules the land for these men!

And thank goodness it does! Owen Thorn certainly lives by the code. Ella has known Owen practically her whole life; the kid sister who, of course, had a crush on big, brooding brother figure. Now he’s determined to protect her from the big, bad guys. And that’s a good thing — because the big, bad guy is determined to get her! And that’s all I’m telling. . .

I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so pick up your own copy and dig in!

Happy Reading!


God Bless You!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


Love at First Bark | Dana Mentink


Today I am reviewing Love at First Bark… a novella for Dog Lovers by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

There’s Just Something About Jackson

When Marcy Deveraux’s romance series catapults to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, no one is more surprised than Marcy herself.

After all, she barely passed high school, flunked the driving test four times, and fell into a pool at her sister’s wedding.

Marcy is keen to continue her literary success, but she cannot think of a single idea for her next book.

Hounded by her agent, family, and friends, she decides to sequester herself in a rustic cabin in the mountains. There, she finds herself face-to-snout with a surprise visitor—a rascally black dog who must have escaped from his owner at a nearby campground.

Enter hunky cowboy Jackson Parker, who runs the stables for the campground and helps Marcy survive the antics of the ill-behaved, zany dog. There’s something tender and gentle about this man, who could easily grace the cover of any romance novel. Soon Jackson has Marcy rethinking her own beliefs about what heroes are really made of…and what God intends for her life.

It’s cowboys, canines, and capers galore in this charming novella for animal lovers.



Oh my! Love at First Bark is the cutest dog story I’ve read all year!

Adorable dog…Adorable story…

I love this story! It’s not often that we read about a man who’s shy. . . and a gentleman!

Dana Mentink creates complex, interesting characters – and that’s just what she does in this cute, cuddly series. if you haven’t read the other stories in this series, let me encourage you to do so…

Happy Reading!


God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


Nominating A MOTHER FOR LEAH by Rachel L Miller for an INSPY award!

Join me in nominating this heart-warming book for an INSPY award!  


Click on the image to visit nomination page


I enjoyed this wonderful story of hope and healing and family togetherness. Rachel has brought Amish romance back to where I feel it belongs.

 I reviewed A Mother for Leah by Rachel L Miller when it was released. You can read that POST for my full review, but I’ve posted a snippet of that review below as well as the blurb for the book itself.


I was hooked from the first page…

Rachel L Miller writes with great depth and emotion. Her characters are well-developed and entertaining, and the story will leave you with feelings of love, hope and joy. If you enjoy reading Amish romance stories, you’ll LOVE reading A Mother For Leah.


ABOUT A Mother for Leah:

Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident?

Could love soften her heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher’s death?

Leah Fisher lost her mother ten years ago. She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult every day.

Will she be able to recognize love when it’s right in front of her?

Could love be the key to Leah opening her heart, making room for the woman her father intends to marry… or will she stubbornly cling to the memory of her own mother?

Will Leah be able to let go of her own ideas and realize that God truly does know best for her or will she allow love to slip through her fingers, destroying Samuel Fisher and Naomi Yoder’s happiness at the same time?

I hope you’ll join me in nominating this wonderful debut novel. I feel it deserves to win!

Here is the link again: 

In the meantime, you can connect with Rachel on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and her website:



God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

JANUARY 2018 MARATHON | Molly Jebber



I am honored to feature MOLLY JEBBER on my bookshelf blog.




MOLLY has graciously offered to sponsor a surprise giveaway…





For a chance to win, do the following:

1) follow Molly on Facebook HERE

2) follow Molly on Twitter HERE


Donna’s BookShelf is featuring Molly Jebber in January – Tweet this!


Now go enter!

And tell all your friends about this contest!




Marathon © 2018 DJ Mynatt



Cowboy Christmas Guardian | Dana Mentink


Today I am reviewing Cowboy Christmas Guardian, the first novel in the Gold Country Cowboys series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:


Someone is dead set on stopping Shelby Arroyo from doing her job: assessing mineral rights in a mine in gold country.

But after rancher Barrett Thorn rescues her from an attack, the handsome widowed cowboy seems to feel responsible for her.

That is, until he discovers she’s from the family that he’ll never forgive for his wife’s death.

As the threats against Shelby escalate, cowboy honor and an unexpected attraction keep Barrett by her side, even at his own risk.

And since Shelby won’t back down, Barrett must protect the brave, loyal woman he has no business falling for…a woman someone wants to kill by Christmas.



I am a huge fan of Dana Mentink!

I’ve enjoyed reading her books for years — and now I have a new favorite series:

Gold Country Cowboys!

The code of the West rules the land for these men!

And Barrett Thorn certainly lives by this code. When Shelby Arroyo finds herself in trouble, Barrett rides in on his horse to rescue her! And when she’s determined to finish her job, Barrett continues to protect her from those who are trying to harm her.

Oh my goodness! I love this story! I’m already looking forward to the next story in the series..

Happy Reading!


God Bless You!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt


Prize Winner | Linda Ellen Marathon






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to let you know what you need to do to collect your prize.

THANK YOU to everyone for entering!


God bless you!

Winner © 2017 DJ Mynatt

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