Category Archives: Clean Reads

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

 

Gathering of Sisters | Darla Weaver

 

 

Today I am reviewing Gathering of Sisters: A Year with My Old Order Mennonite Family, by Darla Weaver.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Once a week Darla Weaver bundles her children into the buggy, hitches up her spirited mare, and drives six miles to the farm where she grew up. There she gathers with her four sisters and their children for a day with their mother.

In Gathering of Sisters, Weaver writes about her horse-and-buggy Mennonite family and the weekly women’s gatherings that keep them connected. On warm days, the children play and fish and build houses of hay in the barn. In the winter, everyone stays close to the woodstove, with puzzles and games and crocheting.

No matter the weather, the Tuesday get-togethers of this Old Order Mennonite family keep them grounded and centered in their love for God and for each other.

The rest of the week is full of laundry, and errands, and work that never ends. But Tuesdays are about being sisters, daughters, and mothers.

Hear straight from Amish and Mennonite people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book includes “A Day in the Life of the Author” and the author’s answers to FAQs about the Amish and Mennonites.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This book is part of the Plainspoken Real-life stories of Amish and Mennonite… stories read mostly by other Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites, and rarely by the larger public. I’m not certain why the groups enjoy reading these stories, but I’m pretty sure there are many other readers that are curious about the Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites.

Darla Weaver shares a year in her life — and the life of her family — with interesting anecdotes and a joy many of us can only wish for. I lost myself in the stories time and again, wishing I could spend my Tuesdays with them. If you would like to get a better look into Old Order Mennonite life, check out Gathering of Sisters.

I hope these stories bless you as much as they did me.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

FEATURE | Shelley Shepard Gray

 

 

I am excited to feature several Amish series by 

SHELLEY SHEPARD GRAY 

on my bookshelf blog this month

 

 

Blessings!

Feature © 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

Spring | Laura J. Marshall

 

 

Today I am reviewing Spring, the fourth and final story in the Faith, Love, and Fried Chicken series by Laura J. Marshall.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Marriage plans are in full swing, but circumstances around Jaycee and Dash’s wedding have gone from stressful to worrying.

Will the pains of life cause them to postpone for a more convenient time?

Let the peach-perfumed air of spring caress you in this last installment of this southern series as Jaycee finds love.

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Faith, Love and Fried Chicken includes four stories:
Book 1  Summer
Book 2  Fall
Book 3  Winter
Book 4  Spring

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Laura J Marshall — I love these stories!

Jaycee and her momma are going shopping this spring. I love shopping, don’t you?

Then she’s busy helping out her friend Nancy for awhile, who has a sick child. That’s okay… Dash is busy helping out at the Hamilton farm in the afternoons.

When Jaycee’s best friend, Kitty, arrives in town, Jaycee knows something is wrong, but it takes awhile for Kitty to confide in her friend. And, of course, I’m not gonna tell you anything else. After all, I don’t want to spoil the story for you.

So now you have them all… now go get them — you can get a digital copy of each book… or you can get a paperback of the 4-book series. Then, grab a glass of sweet tea, and sit back and read them… and don’t stop until you’re at the end of book 4.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

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