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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: http://inspys.com/?page_id=1183 

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

 

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

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JANUARY 2018 MARATHON | Molly Jebber

 

 

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

 

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MOLLY has graciously offered to sponsor a surprise giveaway…

 

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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!

 

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Blessings!

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:

UNDER THE RANCHER’S PROTECTION

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.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

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

Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant | Linda Ellen

 


Today I am reviewing Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant, the 3rd story in the Soldiers of Swing series by Linda Ellen.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Until now, Gary Tucker’s life had been one of privilege and wealth.

His long-lost brothers figured he’d had everything handed to him on a silver platter.

But he’d had struggles of a different kind—like the struggle to break free of Gareth B. Tucker, Sr.’s iron-fisted control—to be his own man.

No one really understood what it was like to be Gareth Tucker, Jr….no one that is, except Julie. Julie Banks was beautiful, wholesome, smart and funny—and his brother’s little sister.

Gene thought of her as just a kid—but Gary saw her as the woman of his dreams. Therein lay the problem. Were they destined to remain best friends, never taking their relationship farther than that?

Overshadowing all of this, however, was the War. More than anything, Gary wanted to join the conflict and fly bombers over Germany and Japan. Would he get the opportunity?

Could he find a way to become the man he knew he was called to be—and would the woman he loved be by his side when it was all said and done?

If you love stories about WWII and the “Greatest Generation” that read like you’re watching a classic movie, with handsome soldiers and beautiful girls-next-door, then Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant is for you!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

Historical novels are not usually my genre… but I can’t say enough about this wonderful series!

In this third story, Gene’s brother Gary joins the military. Julie Banks, Gene’s stepsister, finds herself attracted to Gary–but Gary is trying to do the right thing by keeping his distance. After all, she’s his brother’s kid sister, isn’t she?

Actually, this just might be my favorite story in the series…

I really hope you’ve already picked up a copy of these books. Take my advice; they’re best when you have time to read all three in a row. Now go get reading!

If you don’t have it yet, be sure to pick up a copy of Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant today!

if you enjoy exciting romance, you’ll love this series. Especially since they’re clean reads!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Her Blue-Eyed Corporal | Linda Ellen

 


Today I am reviewing Her Blue-Eyed Corporal, the 2nd story in the Soldiers of Swing series by Linda Ellen.

Here is a brief synopsis:

He’d been kicked around for most of his life, but things were starting to change…

Corporal Steve Wheeler’s attitude had taken a turn for the better when he was reunited with the brothers he never knew – Gene Banks and Gary Tucker. He even met a girl that might turn out to be the one, that is–if he could tame his penchant for teasing and tormenting…

Mary June Harriman is Vivian Powell’s best friend, and as such, she is often thrown together with Viv’s fiancée’s wisecracking brother. But, just who is this man Steve Wheeler? Is he the hard-edged hooligan he pretends to be…or is he actually a romantic at heart, capable of sweeping her off her feet?

These two spit and spar, dancing around one another, whether it’s at the USO in downtown Louisville or stuck on double dates with their best friend and sibling. Will the two of them continue to rub one another the wrong way? Or will they find that underneath it all, they are actually attracted to each other. And what if fate steps in and turns everything upside down with an incident at the powder plant? Mary June could lose her corporal before they even get together!

If you love stories about WWII and the “Greatest Generation” that read like you’re watching a classic movie, with handsome soldiers and beautiful girls-next-door, then Her Blue-Eyed Corporal is for you!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

Historical novels are not usually my genre… but I can’t say enough about this wonderful series!

In this second story, Gene and Vivian meet Gene’s brothers. When Steve meets someone special, he has to work hard to sweep her off her feet. Is this another story of love at first sight? Maybe; maybe not. But it certainly gets interesting, so pick up a copy of Her Blue-Eyed Corporal, hang on, and enjoy the ride!

if you enjoy exciting romance, you’ll love this series. Especially since they’re clean reads!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Her Blue-Eyed Sergeant | Linda Ellen

 


Today I am reviewing Her Blue-Eyed Sergeant, the 1st story in the Soldiers of Swing series by Linda Ellen.

Here is a brief synopsis:

He has his life all planned out – until one night at a dance at the USO in town, he meets her…

A secret blurted out in a moment of anger had turned Staff Sergeant Eugene Banks’ life upside down, but he moved on and made a good life for himself.

At the moment, he’s concentrating on solving a mystery he had stumbled onto at his job over the motor pool at Fort Knox.

Vivian Powell is contented with her life; she has family, friends, and a good job as a bank teller. Although she was nursing a broken heart, she has since moved forward and isn’t looking for love. At the urging of a friend, she decides to join the war effort by becoming a junior hostess at the local USO…

These two people meet one fateful night at a dance, and their lives are everlastingly changed. What follows is a beautiful courtship, while dodging the fact that she signed an agreement to be available every Saturday night to dance with dozens of soldiers, and in spite of two confusing mysteries that refuse to be solved.

Beautiful, that is, until Vivian catches Gene doing the very thing that he swore he would never do, and it nearly rips their romance in two!

If you love stories about WWII and the “Greatest Generation” that read like you’re watching a classic movie, with handsome soldiers and beautiful girls-next-door, then Her Blue-Eyed Sergeant is for you!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

I give it 10 STARS!

Historical novels are not usually my genre… but I can’t say enough about this wonderful series!

Gene and Vivian meet quite by chance–or do they? Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, this story might not be just that, but… oh, dear. I can’t say much more without giving away too much. I can tell you that the characters are colorful, interesting, and unforgettable. And the confusing mysteries will most likely be unexpected, too. Just read it and see…

if you enjoy exciting romance, you’ll love this series. Especially since they’re clean reads!

Hurry! Run and pick up a copy of Her Blue-Eyed Sergeant and read the adventures of Gene and Vivian. Then read the rest of the series, too.

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

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