Category Archives: Christian Fiction

The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion | Valerie Comer

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion, the first story in the Montana Ranches Christian Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Cowboy Santa program is supposed to be a chance to help his neighbors. When Kade Delgado’s ex-fiancée, now a single mom, shows up on his list, neither of them are thrilled.

Is there any hope for a second chance at love?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I was hoping Valerie would publish a story about cowboys — and now she has!

I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m going to be especially careful about saying much… except to encourage you to read this story. It’s SOOOOO good! I am thrilled that Valerie wrote about Kade and Cheri — and their life story. If you are a lover of romance, you’ll love The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion!  I’ll be back with my review for the next book in this series when it releases…

Don’t miss this exciting new series by Valerie Comer!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

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Flavors of Forever | Valerie Comer

 

Today I am reviewing Flavors of Forever, the fifth book in the Urban Farm Fresh  Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

God’s love is the gold mending broken hearts and dreams

As her friends pair off, Kassidy North thinks happily-ever-after has passed her by, but she’s too busy running a busy bistro and once-a-month cooking club to be bothered by it. Much. Until a single dad moves into the neighborhood and threatens to invade her dreams and well-ordered life.

Metal sculptor Wesley Ferguson is a cynic when it comes to romance, but something in Kass makes him want to believe again. He’s not so sure he agrees when she insists forever love begins with God. What has God ever done for him?

Unable to avoid one another in the close-knit community of Bridgeview, Kass and Wesley develop the beginnings of a friendship. But when relationships break around them, can they see God as the glue capable of holding broken pieces together… forever?

About the Urban Farm Fresh Christian Romance Series. . .
0. Promise of Peppermint
1. Secrets of Sunbeams
2. Butterflies on Breezes
3. Memories of Mist
4. Wishes on Wildflowers
5. Flavors of Forever

The Urban Farm Fresh Romance series follows the adventures, romantic and otherwise, of a group of friends in the fictional neighborhood of Bridgeview in Spokane, Washington.

A Christian romance series, these urban farming stories explore what an urban community focused on local food might look like: raising goats, chickens, and bees in the heart of the city while sharing in food projects and engaging in each others’ lives through community gardens and permaculture. Each story stands alone.

While the Urban Farm Fresh Romance series shares a world and some characters from the Farm Fresh Romance series, it stands complete in its own setting.

Snag your copy of FLAVORS OF FOREVER today!

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Valerie Comer has a wonderful way of writing Christian fiction. Her characters real, not to mention colorful and interesting. And the emphasis on fresh foods is an awesome addition to her books!

Kassidy North is a great character… she’s been working 24/7 trying to run her busy bistro, plus an added once-a-month cooking class, but lately she’s been wondering if she’ll ever have any time to herself. When Wesley Ferguson and his son visit the bistro, he’s charmed by the lovely Kass.

Meanwhile, Wesley is being introduced, thanks to his friends, to something new and a bit scary… church — and God. When Kass learns that Wesley isn’t a Christian, her thoughts and feelings are put on hold, hoping that Wesley will make the right decision and become a Christian.

Don’t miss this exciting sequel in the Urban Farm Fresh Romance series!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

Lost Christmas Memories | Dana Mentink

 

 

Today I am reviewing Lost Christmas Memories, the fourth — and final — novel in the Gold Country Cowboys series by Dana Mentink.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A witness with amnesia…

Can she trust this Gold Country Cowboy with her life?

Tracy Wilson witnessed a murder—but after a head injury, she can’t remember what she saw.

Now someone plans to silence her for good, and only cowboy Keegan Thorn believes her.

With a killer after her at Christmas, Tracy is running out of time to remember… and falling dangerously hard for the cowboy who could break her heart.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I love reading suspense stories by Dana Mentink… and she doesn’t disappoint with her newest release, Lost Christmas Memories.

The fact that I began reading it tonight and didn’t stop until I reached the end — at 12:58 AM — should tell you that this story is an amazing one… and one you won’t want to put down until the end, either.

You won’t believe everything that happens to Tracy Wilson!  First, she witnesses a murder, then she’s involved in a car accident and can’t remember anything about the murder, then no one really believes her story — except for Keegan Thorn. But Keegan has his own set of problems, and Tracy’s grandpa almost convinces her that Keegan is the one who’s endangering her life. And that Keegan isn’t the nice guy she thinks he is!

Oh mercy!  This is such a great story! And as soon as I have time, I’m going to go back and read all four stories in order… Cowboy Christmas Guardian, Treacherous Trails, Cowboy Bodyguard, and Lost Christmas Memories (again). This is an awesome series!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

Finding a Plain Christmas | Amos Wyse, Laura J Marshall

 

 

Today I am reviewing Finding a Plain Christmas, a wonderful Christmas Barnville story by Amos Wyse & Laura J Marshall.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Kirsten Bergman, writer for Harrisburg Magazine, is busy checking off the boxes on her Christmas lists.

Her boss and secret crush, Richard Collins, unexpectedly assigns her to a story in Amish country, which seems like he’s setting her up for failure.

But is he actually giving her the greatest gift of all?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I am a huge fan of Amos Wyse & Laura J Marshall!

I’ve enjoyed reading their books since I picked up the first one — and now I have a new favorite!

Finding a Plain Christmas

You’re gonna love this Christmas story…

Kirsten Bergman reminded me of myself — and how I love to make lists, and decorate for the holiday, and buy the perfect gifts for loved ones, and plan Christmas parties. When she’s assigned a story by her editor, Richard Collins, about how the Amish celebrate Christmas, she heads to Amish country. What she finds is no help at all!!!

No Christmas trees… no decorations… no parties… no Santa…

What will she do? She has no idea how — or what — to write about the holiday.

With Richard’s help, she learns how to enjoy Amish Country… and Christmas — in a different, better way. Oh my goodness! I loved this story!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

Cowboy Bodyguard | Dana Mentink

 

 

Today I am reviewing Cowboy Bodyguard, the third novel in the Gold Country Cowboys series by Dana Mentink.

 

Here is a brief synopsis:

She must protect a baby…

With her secret husband’s help!

In this Gold Country Cowboys novel, Jack Thorn gets a surprise call from the woman he married in secret years ago.

Shannon Livingston needs his protection for herself and the baby she’s hiding from a biker gang targeting the mother.

Now Jack must help Shannon, even if shielding her means pretending to be a true husband to the only woman he’s ever loved..

 

MY THOUGHTS:

WOW!  This is one scary situation!

I’m glad I don’t work in a place where the bad guys show up!

Gold Country Cowboys!

This series has been totally awesome!

In the last book we read Owen Thorn’s story… now it’s his brother’s turn. Jack Thorn is every bit the cowboy — and here — that you would expect.

When his wife, whom he married in secret years ago, contacts him that she’s heading his way, he’s more than a little surprised, but he goes to meet her. And when she shows up with a baby, well, he doesn’t let her down.

Now he’s determined to protect her and the baby she’s protecting, from the biker gang who’s after them.  I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so pick up your own copy and dig in!  But you’ll want to read Cowboy Christmas Guardian and Treacherous Trails first to get stories from other secondary characters in this book.

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

A Baby For the Minister | Laurel Blount

 


Today I am reviewing A Baby For the Minister, a Love Inspired book by Laurel Blount.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A minister with a heart of goldand a pregnant bride with no groom!

Jilted at the altar, Natalie Davis has no one she can turn to – until Jacob Stone steps in.

The single minister’s drawn to the beautiful mummy-to-be and wants to help…even if it goes against his congregation’s wishes and could cost him his job.

But when she refuses to accept charity, can he convince her she’s more than a ministry project?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

A Baby For the Minister was an enduring story. . . and the title is perfect. When Natalie is jilted at the altar, her substitute minister, Jacob Stone, steps in to help her.

I loved how Jacob refused to worry about his job. . . or the gossip flying all around. . . and did whatever he could to make Natalie’s life in an old, run-down house, bearable.

This is the first book I’ve read by Laurel Blount — but it certainly won’t be the last. Entertaining from beginning to end, you’ll love meeting Jacob Stone. . . and his enthusiasm for helping others! He is truly a blessing. . . and I hope this story blesses you as much as it did me.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

A Christmas Coffee | Laura J. Marshall

 

 

Today I am reviewing A Christmas Coffee, an inspirational Christmas Romance by Laura J. Marshall.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Villa Bellissimo along with Master Chef Antonia Coronada invite you to Sicily where you will be immersed in the art and passion of Italian culinary delights.

Sarah Cooper is still trying to find her place in the world after her husband died two years ago on Christmas Day. When her parents give her an early holiday gift, it may be just the opportunity she needs.

Parker Matrone is the founder and CEO of the billion dollar company, Coffee Grounds. There’s something about Sarah he can’t resist, but he’s been burned before and is now raising his two young sons alone.

Will they decide loving again is worth the risk? And what of the antique Christmas quilt beneath which Sarah dreams of Christmas’ past, present, and future?

Come explore Italy in this Christian Christmas romance where dreams do come true and life begins anew.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I enjoyed reading A Christmas Coffee… it doesn’t seem like the typical Christmas story at first, with joyous preparations for the holiday. Instead, it focuses on Sarah Cooper, who lost her husband two years ago on Christmas Day.

Well, it’s no wonder that she doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas! I wouldn’t want to, either.

When her parents send her to Italy to take a cooking class, she meets Parker Matrone, a man who is definitely NOT looking for a relationship. And the rest of the story… well, you’ll find out when you read it.

Happy Reading… and Merry Christmas!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

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