Category Archives: Clean Reads

Sweet Entanglement | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing Sweet Entanglement, from the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Is three the charm?

Lauren Cooper is on her way to her life’s dream. She’s financed and finished college and law school all on her own. And she’s up for partner at the largest law firm in Indigo Bay.

There’s nothing to stop her from concentrating everything on achieving that goal. Until Jesse Brewster, the man who broke her heart twice, shows up sleeping off the night before on the beach, and she’s called in to serve as his public defender.

Looking to make a new start after the racing accident that ended his lucrative motocross career and sent him spiraling into darkness, the former champion had envisioned an entirely different scenario if he ever saw Lauren again.

That vision was more along the lines of the successful businessman he’d be once he rehabbed the seaside mansion he’s inherited from his uncle and sold it to open a custom bike shop.

Sparks fly between them, and Jesse vows to fan those sparks once he’s got the project successfully underway. But someone starts sabotaging it, putting Jesse behind on the deadline he has to meet to get the property off the Indigo Bay Planning Board’s condemned property list. And Lauren has a sick suspicion that her bosses are somehow involved.

Jesse and Lauren had once promised they’d wait for each other while they pursued their career dreams. Despite that broken promise, neither can deny the love that’s still between them. But now that they are on the cusp of reaching those dreams, are they willing to risk everything to renew that love?

Team Macachek: Fall in love with the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit.

This is the 12th novel in the Indigo Bay series, but all books can be read as standalones.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I had to laugh when I read how Jesse Brewster planned to impress Lauren Cooper if they ever met again. . . nope, not anywhere near what he had envisioned. On the contrary, he couldn’t have made a worse impression.

But the sparks are still flying and cannot be ignored. Will they go for their dreams? Or will they let love guide them? Read Sweet Entanglement to find out. . .

Don’t miss this sweet story of love and hope!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

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The Wedding Quilt Bride | Marta Perry

 


Today I am reviewing The Wedding Quilt Bride, the second book in the Brides of Lost Creek series by Marta Perry.

 

Here is a brief synopsis:

The single mom’s second chance…

To become one of the Brides of Lost Creek!

Widow Rebecca Mast returns to her Amish community with her son and a dream—to own a quilt shop.

Carpenter Daniel King is determined to help Rebecca and revive their childhood friendship.

But as he bonds with her son, Rebecca’s afraid the secret she’s been keeping will be revealed.

Can Daniel convince Rebecca he’s a man she can trust—and love?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Rebecca Mast is determined to make it on her own. . . not exactly the Amish way of life, but she has her reasons. Only thing is, Daniel King is determined to help her, whether she wants his help or not!

Marta Perry caught my attention right away and held it til the end. This was a wonderful story, without delving too deeply into the dark side, yet showing what pain and suffering can do to families.

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

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

Harvest of Love | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Harvest of Love, the third book in the Garden Grown Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Hot on the heels of a failed relationship, Kenia Akers focuses on her bookstore along with granting her aging grandfather’s desperate desire to get his hands in the dirt through a program at Grace Greenhouse.

Reminding herself she’s on the rebound isn’t enough to keep her from falling for the hunky activities coordinator from Granddad’s facility.

Zane Russell is amazed that the fun-loving, pretty bookstore owner is attracted to him, a guy who’s not even in her league.

As their relationship deepens, he avoids explaining why he seems allergic to books. Admitting his failures has never been a good move in the past.

Will they find a way to let openness, trust, and acceptance blossom into a harvest of love?

About Arcadia Valley Romance

Welcome to Arcadia Valley, Idaho, where a foodie culture and romance grow hand-in-hand. Join my friends and me as we release a book every month set in Arcadia Valley. You’ll enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones as each of the six authors’ books intertwine with the previous stories in this Christian romance series. Get started with Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley and follow along at Arcadia Valley Romance dot com to make sure you don’t miss any installments!

Harvest of Love is the third full-length novel in the Garden Grown Romance series set in Arcadia Valley. It follows the novels Sprouts of Love and Rooted in Love. The series begins with a novella, “Sow in Love” that was introduced in Arcadia Valley Book 1, Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley. Get your copy today to spend more time at the Grace Greenhouse project!

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

This might just be my favorite story by Valerie Comer. . . at least for now. We met Kenia Akers in the prequel to the Garden Grown Romance series, titled Sow in Love, when her brother met Joanna Kraus. In the story, we learn that Kenia’s allergic reactions keep her from working in the family business — Akers Garden Center — and instead works at her aunt’s bookstore.

When she meets Zane Russell, she’s intrigued with him. During an auction, he bids on a stack of books, only to give them away; he bids on a gift certificate for the bookstore, yet never buys anything. Obviously, he’s intrigued with her, too. But he has a secret. . . one he doesn’t want anyone to know about — especially Kenia.

Valerie Comer deals with some serious issues with great diplomacy. . . even with a delicate touch that is needed. It’s easy to see how much research the author put into the situation. As an avid reader, I was especially touched with this story. . . which is part of what makes it my favorite (for now).

If you’ve never read anything by Valerie Comer, this story would be a great start for you! Don’t miss this awesome story. . . series. .  author. . .

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Rooted in Love | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Rooted in Love, the second book in the Garden Grown Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Alaina Silva gets enough time with other people’s kids in her new job administrating the Grace Greenhouse programs.

If she were looking to date — and she’s not — it wouldn’t be with a man offering her an insta-family. So why is it a struggle to keep the intriguing father of a pair of rambunctious twins out of her mind?

Divorcé Cameron Kraus has a busy life with a career and two six-year-olds.

Now he’s finally scored full-time daycare at Grace Greenhouse, but his overbearing parents are in town for the summer offering to watch the boys.

No thanks. Not when Cameron is hoping to build something with the gorgeous program director he sees at least twice a day.

Faced with disapproval from both families, Alaina and Cameron must dig roots deep into their faith if they hope to nurture their budding love.

About Arcadia Valley Romance
Welcome to Arcadia Valley, Idaho, where a foodie culture and romance grow hand-in-hand. Join my friends and me as we release a book every month set in Arcadia Valley. You’ll enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones as each of the six authors’ books intertwine with the previous stories in this Christian romance series. Get started with Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley and follow along at Arcadia Valley Romance dot com to make sure you don’t miss any installments!

Rooted in Love is the second full-length novel in the Garden Grown Romance series set in Arcadia Valley. It follows the novel Sprouts of Love. The series begins with a novella, Sow in Love that was introduced in Arcadia Valley Book 1, Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Oh my! Alaina Silva has her hands full when she takes on the six-year-old twins of Cameron Kraus!

One of them is sweet and helpful. . . and the other is mischievous and always–and I mean always–right smack in the midst of trouble. . . and I’m not telling which one is which!

When the cute six-year-old twin continues to make trouble at the new daycare, will Alaina lose her new job as director? Gosh, I hope not. But parents are not happy–especially one family in particular.

Will Alaina lose her job? Will Cameron bow to his parent’s wishes? Don’t miss this exciting story! It’s definitely a keeper!

Valerie Comer just keeps on delighting me as a reader . . .

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Sprouts of Love | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Sprouts of Love, the first book in the Garden Grown Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Can love sprout amid a tsunami of vegetables?

Single mom Evelyn Felton takes on another part-time job managing a greenhouse and garden project for Grace Fellowship. Formerly homeless, she’s thrilled to offer truckloads of fresh produce to the Arcadia Valley food bank.

If only Ben Kujak weren’t running Corinna’s Cupboard singlehandedly, he’d be delighted to be on the receiving end. But Evelyn and her dynamo daughter, Maisie, won’t take no for an answer, even if it means restructuring Ben’s charity.

Soon Ben finds himself wishing they’d transform his personal life, too, but can true love sprout when their pasts collide with the present?

About the Arcadia Valley Romance series

Welcome to Arcadia Valley, Idaho, where a foodie culture and romance grow hand-in-hand. Join my friends and me as we release a book every month set in Arcadia Valley. You’ll enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones as each of the six authors’ books intertwine with the previous stories in this Christian romance series. Get started with Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley and follow along at Arcadia Valley Romance dot com to make sure you don’t miss any installments!

Be sure to check out Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley, the collection of SIX novellas by best selling authors, introducing you to the fictional town of Arcadia Valley, Idaho, where a foodie culture and romance grow hand-in-hand.

Six popular and bestselling authors of contemporary Christian romance have teamed up to create an entire world exploring food, friends, and family. Each novella kicks off a three-book series, intertwined with the works of the other authors. A full length book will be released every month by one author in the series. This permanent collection is only the beginning of your adventure with us.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Valerie Comer is fast becoming one of my most favorite authors…

Sprouts of Love is a wonderful story. . . of finding God in the midst of heartache and pain. . . and growing stronger — strong enough to face the past hurts and begin the healing that takes place afterwards.

Valerie share with her readers that going back and facing your past may not fix everything. When Ben finally goes back to face his past, some of it turned out better than he could have hoped, but he learned that it’s not about fixing everything — it’s about his healing. . . about letting go of the past hurts.

I’ve said enough.

Hopefully it’s enough to make you want to RUN and pick up a copy of Sprouts of Love and read it for yourself. It’s truly an amazing story!

Please don’t miss it.

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Wishes on Wildflowers | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Wishes on Wildflowers, the fourth book in the Urban Farm Fresh  Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Jasmine Santoro’s relationship with her older brother has never been great, but when she discovers he’s contracted Nathan Hamelin to help with their new family venture, she’s furious. She’s never forgiven her former boyfriend for dumping her and fleeing to L.A. eight years ago.

Nathan thought he was well over Jasmine. They were only kids back then, clearly too young for a committed relationship. Now his hopes to turn animosity to friendship blossom into more when he finds himself falling in love with Jasmine all over again. But when problems heat up with her brother, Nathan must decide if he’ll expose his past and risk losing her for good.

Are Jasmine’s growing feelings strong enough to remind her grace is needed for life and love?

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.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Jasmine Santoro fell in love with Nathan Hamelin and thought they’d marry and live happily every after. However, when Nathan realized how serious Jasmine was, he left Washington and moved to California! Oh sure, he switched colleges and tried to tell himself it was a good move for his career, but the truth was, he got scared and ran! Now he’s back — and Jasmine wants nothing to do with him.

I can’t say much more; I don’t want to give everything away, but let me assure you, the characters are colorful and the drama is nonstop!

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

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

Memories of Mist | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Memories of Mist, the third book in the Urban Farm Fresh  Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A conflict-avoiding teacher. A take-no-prisoners PTA mom. All that pulls them together is the gardening class he’s reluctantly teaching.

As memories linger in the past,
so dreams stretch toward the future.

Single mom Adriana Diaz isn’t about to let the new teacher derail the PTA’s hard work in securing a greenhouse and garden area for Bridgeview Elementary School, but taking matters into her own hands turns awkward when she realizes her attraction to the teacher.

Pro-level conflict-avoider Myles Sheridan finds himself against an entire community with his reluctance to incorporate gardening into his classes. The only thing that could make his situation worse is falling in love with the ringleader, whose child is his most difficult student and whose husband had died a hero.

How can Myles compete with the man from Adriana’s memories? He’s not the material champions are made of. Or is he?

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Adriana Diaz didn’t want to find herself attracted to Myles Sheridan. Myles Sheridan didn’t want to find himself attracted to Adriana Diaz. But this is exactly what happens when they meet. . .

Myles isn’t happy that Adriana wants him to include gardening in his second grade lesson plan. Not to mention her head-strong daughter, who’s in his class. And when another parent gets in the way, trouble is bound to follow.

I won’t say any more, so I don’t give away too much. If you haven’t started this series, start at the beginning with Promise of Peppermint and Secrets of Sunbeams. . . and read the entire series!

Memories of Mist is a terrific story — and one you shouldn’t miss.

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

 

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