Category Archives: Christian Fiction

The Cowboy’s Belated Discovery | Valerie Comer

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Cowboy’s Belated Discovery, the fifth story in the Saddle Springs Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

In this belated epiphany romance, all she asks is one shot at winning his heart, but he can’t take one more chance on love.

Tori Carmichael has been in a holding pattern since her dad’s debilitating accident. Now that the family’s ranch resort is on stable footing again, she’s ready for her future, but her plan to become a teacher dims in the glow of her dreams about the newest cowboy in Saddle Springs. Too bad there seems little sign Garret will ever return her interest.

Garret Morrison had planned to resume his music career after taking time to regroup from a shattered relationship, but his aging parents need his help with their riding stable. He pours himself into worship ministry at the local church, avoiding starry-eyed Tori for her own good. Every woman he’s loved has left him, one way or another, and he can’t face the possibility one more time.

What will it take for Garret to discover that love is worth the risk? And will that realization come too late to save what might have been?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Another Saddle Springs romance!

Oh mercy… why is it that the people you least want to ever see again seem to turn up at the worst moments! And the people you really want to be with seen to be out of your reach!

If you’re intrigued, don’t miss this exciting new sequel in the Saddle Springs Romance series. You’re gonna love getting to know Garret and Tori… and you’ll be hoping (along with me) that they finally work things out so they can move on with their lives.

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

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

1. The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion
2. The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker
3. The Cowboy’s Romantic Dreamer
4. The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage
5. The Cowboy’s Belated Discovery

 

Christmas in Winter Hill | Melody Carlson

 

 

Today I am reviewing Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Krista Galloway has a good reason to dislike the holiday season, but when her new job as city manager forces her to plan the town’s over-the-top Christmas celebration, she and her daughter may find a new home–and some Christmas spirit–in the process.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I love reading Christmas stories…

Krista Galloway isn’t too crazy about Christmas… as a matter of fact, she doesn’t care for it at all.

Spoiler #1 — her birthday is on Christmas Eve–the worst day to have a birthday, because everyone is fixated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So… she never gets birthday gifts or a party.

Spoiler #2 — her husband left her–you guessed it–on Christmas Eve.

I can’t blame Krista for not liking Christmas. The problem is, she’s just taken a job in Winter Hill, where they have huge Christmas plans every year. And, of course, they’re expecting her to participate. But that’s not the biggest problem!

And I’m not going to say anything else. If you want to know more, read the story. Find out why Krista may be leaving town… before Christmas even comes!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Christmas of Hope | Diane Craver

 

 

Today I am reviewing Christmas of Hope by Diane Craver. This is part of the Dreams of Plain Daughters series.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Rachel Weaver decides to visit her husband, Samuel, at his furniture business and take lunch to him. When she arrives at his store with their daughter in her arms, Rachel is surprised to see a beautiful Englisher, Bridget, laughing and talking with him.

Jealousy causes Rachel to consider returning to work part-time at the bakery next to Samuel’s store. She will see Samuel more and can eat lunch with him. Keeping tabs on her handsome husband and baking her famous pies in the Weaver’s Bakery becomes Rachel’s objective.

Other characters from the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series make an appearance in this novella. As it gets closer to Christmas, Rachel’s faith is tested, and she is reminded again how fragile life is.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I love reading Christmas stories…

But Christmas is about to be spoiled when Rachel finds a beautiful English flirting with her husband. Is there more there than she’s seeing? What is her husband keeping from her?

Let me encourage you to read this wonderful story. Once you begin, it’ll be difficult to put down. The love and affection the author gives the characters is apparent — and I found myself wanting to read her other books. (So I’ll probably be posting more reviews here for her books in the future). I don’t want to give away any other spoilers, so if you want to know more, please read the story.

Merry Christmas!

… and Happy Reading!

 

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

His Wyoming Baby Blessing | Jill Kemerer

 

 

Today I am reviewing His Wyoming Baby Blessing, the fourth story in the Wyoming Cowboys series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

She’s pregnant on his doorstep…

Saddle up for this Wyoming Cowboys novel.

When his childhood friend Kit McAllistor shows up, widowed and pregnant, rancher Wade Croft offers her a place to stay…but he can’t offer her his heart. As old feelings begin to surface, past tragedies force Wade to ignore them.

But on the brink of losing his ranch, will he also risk losing the woman he’s beginning to love…or can he cowboy up in time?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

if you’ve read anything by Jill Kemerer, then you’re going to love this series!

Wade Croft is a man with a painful past, just like Kit McAllistor… Kit has lost her husband and is in need of a place to stay. She’s also very pregnant. Wade can’t let go of his past, but he does the honorable thing and helps out his friend Kit. I have to admit that I shed more than a few tears when reading this heart-warming story. I think you will, too.

I can’t wait for you to read this story for yourself… please leave a comment and let me know what you think of it! Just don’t miss out on this wonderful series.

Happy reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  2. Reunited With the Bull Rider
  3. Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets
  4. His Wyoming Baby Blessing

Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets | Jill Kemerer

 

 

Today I am reviewing Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets, the third story in the Wyoming Cowboys series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A nanny at Christmas time…

Will she find love in this Wyoming Cowboys novel?

Six weeks on a ranch caring for quadruplets—aspiring nurse Ainsley Draper’s prepared for a busy Christmas. When the children’s handsome uncle opens the door, her task gets extra complicated.

Marshall Graham is upholding his promise to look after his twin sister, the babies’ mom. But as family loyalty clashes with new love, will the perfect present include a future with Ainsley?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

When Ainsley agrees to help a new mother with her quadruplets, the last thing she expects to find is the baby’s uncle caring for them — and their mother hiding out in her room. After Ainsley realizes the mother has problems of her own to deal with, she tries to convince her to visit her doctor, but instead Ainsley ends up getting fired! In the meantime, what will happen to the four wee babes?

I don’t want to ruin the story for you, so let me stop here — and encourage you to read this sweet story for yourself.

Happy reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  2. Reunited With the Bull Rider
  3. Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets
  4. His Wyoming Baby Blessing

Reunited With the Bull Rider | Jill Kemerer

 

 

Today I am reviewing Reunited With the Bull Rider, the second story in the Wyoming Cowboys series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Goodbye rodeo, hello hometown

But is this Wyoming Cowboy ready to face his past?

Amy Deerson wanted to mentor a child. Her plan did not include former bull rider Nash Bolton—the little girl’s brother and guardian. It’s been a decade since Nash left town without a word, breaking Amy’s young heart.

Now they must put their painful past aside to help fragile, traumatized Ruby. If only getting over their first love were that simple.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This wonderful story really touched my heart!

When Amy Deerson shows up at her church to meet the young child she’s been asked to mentor, she has no idea she’s about to come face-to-face with Nash Bolton, the man who broke her heart! But this story is so much more than just two young people trying to cope with the present, without letting the past destroy what they’re working together to accomplish. Nash’s young sister desperately needs Amy’s help — and friendship — if she’s to get beyond her own scary past.

Jill Kemerer did an awesome job bringing these three people together… and helping them to seek God’s help in working together. Great characters. Great story. This is one of my favorite books now — one I will read again and again.

Warning… you might just need a tissue to get through this heart-warming story!

Happy reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  2. Reunited With the Bull Rider
  3. Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets
  4. His Wyoming Baby Blessing

The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride | Jill Kemerer

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride, the first story in the Wyoming Cowboys series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Coming Home for Christmas 

Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma—distraction.

Lexi can’t fall for a small-town rancher when she’s planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint.

Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy—and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear.

This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth…and with his heart?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

if you’ve read anything by Jill Kemerer, then you’re going to enjoy her new series!

Clint Romine is a good man, but lacking in confidence in a big way. It’s a bit refreshing to find a man who’s willing to go above and beyond when doing his job, yet who is humble and down to earth. I think that’s one of the reasons Lexi Harrington is attracted to him–he’s the opposite of most cowboys she’s known.

The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride is the first book in Jill Kemerer’s newest series, the Wyoming Cowboys series, and I can’t wait to read the sequels. I loved this story! I love how Clint does his job, and watches over Lexi, too. I was lost when he prepared chicken noodle soup for her!

But that’s enough chitchat. I don’t want to ruin the story for you. I’d rather you read the story for yourself.

Happy reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  2. Reunited With the Bull Rider
  3. Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets
  4. His Wyoming Baby Blessing

The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage | Valerie Comer

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage, the fourth story in the Saddle Springs Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Rivals form a marriage of convenience in this contemporary cowboy romance, but plan not to fall in love!

When Spencer Haviland receives registered mail from his great-uncle’s attorney, he figures he’ll sell his upcoming inheritance after the old man dies. After all, he’s anything but a cowboy. But when Spencer’s life suddenly unravels, he retreats to the rundown Montana ranch only to discover his cousin’s widow and child firmly entrenched.

The Rocking H is the most secure home Carmen Haviland has ever known until Spencer arrives, claiming to be Great-Uncle Howard’s heir. But with the attorney’s revelation that his client is considering bestowing the ranch to charity instead, Carmen reluctantly agrees to Spencer’s rash plan for the sake of her daughter.

Will a marriage of convenience offer them both what they seek, or will their vows become anything but convenient?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

YES!  I knew it!  I just knew it!

And now comes the hard part… I can’t tell you what I’m referring to, or I’ll spoil the story — and I cannot do that! But believe me, I am certain you are going to LOVE this story as much as I do. I love it so much, I honestly can’t wait to read it again. So I’m going to read the whole series again when the next book in the series comes out!

Awesome characters!  Awesome story!  Awesome ending!

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

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

1. The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion
2. The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker
3. The Cowboy’s Romantic Dreamer
4. The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage

 

The Cowboy’s Romantic Dreamer | Valerie Comer

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Cowboy’s Romantic Dreamer, the third story in the Saddle Springs Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Opposites attract in this romance with a grumpy cowboy burned by love and a bubbly romance editor with (almost) all the answers!

Burned by love, Trevor Delgado has pushed aside all his personal dreams in favor of expanding his family’s ranching empire in western Montana. That’s what any hardworking, dependable firstborn son should do, right?

He’s not lonely, just solitary. All he needs is a saddle beneath him, the mountain breeze on his face… and no time to think.

Editing hundreds of romance novels has made Denae Archibald an expert on love. She knows how it’s supposed to go… and tall, dark and mysterious Trevor Delgado is exactly her kind of hero. If only her issues weren’t enough to send any worthy cowboy galloping for the range.

How can the romantic dreamer and the guarded cowboy kindle their hopes for a future together?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Oh, how I loved the story of Trevor and Denae!

Trevor reminded me of the many, many people who have had a bad experience and are determined to close off their hearts from love. it seems a safer place to be, but it’s a lonely one… as Trevor finally realizes… and he quickly decides to date Denae before he loses his courage.

What a wonderful story! Once you begin reading it, you won’t be able to put it down until the end. Don’t miss this exciting new series by Valerie Comer!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

1. The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion (available in A Christmas to Remember box set)
2. The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker
3. The Cowboy’s Romantic Dreamer

The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker | Valerie Comer

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker, the second story in the Saddle Springs Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Friends don’t let friends turn thirty… single.

It’s been almost fourteen long years since two teens made a pact to marry each other if both remained single at thirty. But the nearer the time comes, the more Lauren Yanovich steps up her matchmaking game to let James off the hook. Not that he likely remembers.

James Carmichael has been waiting forever, praying Lauren will be waiting for him. But, just when the end is in sight, she begins dating someone else, and his hopes crumble.

What’s a cowboy to do when the love of his life insists they’re all wrong for each other?

About the Montana Ranches Christian Romance series

Welcome to Saddle Springs, the fictional western town that’s home to the Montana Ranches Christian Romance Series! Revel in the lush mountain scenery with rocky peaks, tumbling rivers, and peaceful lakes. Meet the cowboys who ride the ranges, mend fences, and are lassoed by romance in this new series by USA Today bestselling author Valerie Comer.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

You are going to LOVE this new story from Valerie Comer!

James Carmichael has been waiting for the right moment to tell Lauren Yanovich that he loves her… has always loved her… but he doesn’t know how to tell her, so he’s waiting to honor the pact they made when they were sixteen years old.

He’s been waiting for fourteen years!

Meanwhile, Lauren is trying to set him up with someone — anyone — so he won’t feel obligated to marry her. After all, who wants to marry someone who plans to fulfill a promise they made to you, but they don’t love you. I couldn’t wait to see how this story finally ends… and how they somehow get the courage to do what they had to do — to have a happily-ever-after.

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

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

1. The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion
2. The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker

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