Category Archives: Love Inspired

Yuletide Redemption | Jill Kemerer

 


Today I am reviewing Yuletide Redemption, the 4th story in the Sheffield Siblings series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A Mother’s Christmas Wish

After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life.

She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam’s determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans.

Despite his best efforts, Sam can’t take his eyes off the pretty caretaker. Her strength and her loving nature has him falling for her—and her baby.

But he refuses to burden them with a man who’s not whole. Can Celeste convince Sam he’s daddy — and husband — material in time for them to celebrate Christmas together?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This was such an awesome story!

I have to be honest; at first, I thought Celeste and Sam were expecting a little too much — instead of being grateful for what they have. I’m not sure if the reader (like me) can really appreciate the main characters’ feelings about their current situations, unless the reader (like me) can see themself with such a disability.

But when I stopped and really considered how I would feel, if I had lived Celeste or Sam’s life, and was suddenly thrust into such a different lifestyle, then yeah, I would want my old life back. And that’s exactly what Celeste and Sam want . . . to be the same person they were before their accident.

Of course, we all know that’s impossible, in most cases. So what would you do, if you were in Celeste or Sam’s place? I’m not telling! My advice . . . get a copy of this wonderful book and find out what they do.

This is the fourth book in Jill Kemerer’s new Sheffield Siblings series. My plan is to go back and find all the others, then read them together, one-by-one. I definitely want to get to know the Sheffield Siblings better!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Her Small-Town Romance | Jill Kemerer

 


Today I am reviewing Her Small-Town Romance, the 3rd story in the Sheffield Siblings series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Cozy Lake Endwell, Michigan, seems the perfect place for Jade Emerson’s new T-shirt shop — and perhaps a fresh start.

After a lifetime of letdowns, she is finally ready to face the future on her own.

So when local wilderness guide Bryan Sheffield offers to help Jade overcome a past trauma, she warns him they will remain strictly business.

But soon, with the help of Bryan’s big, complicated family and a boisterous St. Bernard named Teeny, Jade’s frozen heart begins to thaw.

Now Jade wonders if she can return the favor, bringing a little happiness to a man who has long kept his own sorrow under wraps…

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Finding her way home…

This story caught my attention from the very start!

When Bryan Sheffield spots who he describes as a tiny woman who appeared to be praying or chanting or . . . something, the adventure begins. Jade Emerson has signed up for his class — something she really doesn’t want to do, but forces herself to stay.

This is the third book Jill Kemerer has written, apparently in a series, and I can’t wait to read the other two books. Once I have them, I’ll probably read all three in order. This story is so inspiring, I’m looking forward to reading it again — after the other two stories in the series.

I loved this story! I love how Jade makes friends, and learns to lean on others during rough times. And I’d say more about Jade and Bryan, but I’d rather you read their story for yourself.

What does eventually happen? I’ll let you find out for yourself. And if you get the chance, grab the other two books and read them all in order.

Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this wonderful novel.

 

Blessings!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

His Mistletoe Family | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing His Mistletoe Family, the 6th book in the Men of Allegany County series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

When two orphaned boys and their aunt arrive for Thanksgiving supper at church, retired army colonel Brett Stanton feels his heart tugged.

Despite having her hands full, young businesswoman Haley Jennings handles her nephews with a smile.

Still, Brett can’t get too close to the needy trio. He lost his son and brother to the uniform, and isn’t about to set himself up for loss again.

Soon sweet Haley and the boys remind him of old dreams—and teach him that new dreams provide the greatest hope for a perfect family Christmas.

 

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

My heart goes out to Haley and Brett . . .

Haley unexpectedly becomes a mom to two small boys — at the worst possible time.

She’s just beginning a new business and with the holidays, she has her hands full. But when her nephews are orphaned, she drops everything to bring them back to live with her.

Brett, a retired Army Colonel, has been struggling for a long while, yet he puts himself out there and jumps in to help Haley and the boys.

This is such a sweet, heart-warming story — I know you’ll love it as much as I do. And it’s the perfect choice for a Christmas read. Honestly, I wish I could take my family to upstate New York and visit the characters in this book — or maybe drop in on Ruthy and her family (just kidding, Ruthy…don’t bar the doors yet).

Merry Christmas!

Blessings!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Yuletide Hearts | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing Yuletide Hearts, the 4th book in the Men of Allegany County series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

When Matt Cavanaugh returns to his Allegany County hometown, he’s not as rough around the edges as he used to be.

The former marine is a successful contractor, a man who now believes in the Lord and old-fashioned hard work.

But when he buys a bankrupt subdivision, he discovers he’s stepped on single mother Callie Burdick’s dreams for her family.

And when Matt learns about Callie’s troubled past, he’s determined to rebuild her trust — plus an entire community — in time for Christmas.

 

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Wow!

In the last story, we met Matt Cavanaugh, who had just invested in a bankrupt subdivision.

This story belongs to Matt, who finds himself in a mess! After Matt discovers he has no crew to help him, does he dare ask the Marek family to help out?

Callie and Matt draw sparks pretty much from the get-go . . . and if I say much more, I might give away too much. One thing I don’t want to do is spoil this book for you. So read it — matter of fact, if you’re looking for it, just pick up the whole series. It promises to be a real winner!

Ruth Logan Herne excels at creating realistic, albeit likeable characters, who grab hold of you — and don’t let go until the end. I’m thrilled to share her books with my readers.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

Blessings!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Her Holiday Family | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing Her Holiday Family, the 5th book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Home for the Holidays

When her café goes up in smoke, Tina Martinelli decides to make a big change.

She plans to leave Kirkwood Lake and start over — somewhere without the haunting memories of family and failure.

But just as she’s plotting her new life, her girlhood crush Max Campbell returns to town . . . and suddenly takes notice of Tina all grown up.

Having retired from his military career, Max’s ready to start over, too. He’s given his heart to her.

Now, if only Max can convince Tina to stick around this Christmas — and forever after.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

This story is about Tina and Max…

Many of us identify with Tina. Everything seems to be working out in her life, then she loses her job and has to start over. After working hard to make her dreams come true, tragedy strikes again — and she back at square one — again.

I’ve been back to square one too many times in my life . . . some of the time it was my own fault, for making bad decisions. We’ve all been there, I suppose.

What else can we do but try again?

Ruth Logan Herne does an amazing job showing how things can go from good to bad. Then she shows how wonderful life can be — once we put our trust in GOD — and we begin to trust ourselves again.

DO NOT miss this story. It’s such an inspiring message . . . and one that we all need at times.

If you don’t have this series, be sure to put it on your Christmas list. Tell your family — and friends — which books you’d like for Christmas. Maybe — just maybe — the faith, love and hope in these books will lift you up, when you need it most.

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

The Lawman’s Holiday Wish | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing The Lawman’s Holiday Wish, the 3rd book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Second-Chance Christmas

No one in Kirkwood Lake seems willing to forget, or forgive, Rainey McKinney’s troubled past.

But Rainey can’t afford to let that bother her. Her top priority is rebuilding her life and being a good mom to her twin daughters.

Even handsome deputy sheriff Luke Campbell can’t distract her, tempting as he is.

She’s determined to keep her distance, but as his son and her girls form a special bond, Rainey and Luke can’t help but do the same.

Can Rainey put her past behind her once and for all and embrace a future full of hope—and love?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Rainy McKinney has had more than her share of trouble . . .

Even though she was exonerated of a crime — and her criminal record was expunged — certain people in the town refuse to forget her past . . . or let her forget it.

When Luke Campbell approaches Rainy with a request to join forces in dealing with problems concerning their children, she willingly complies. But Luke has problems of his own. Will he end up pushing her away because of his past?

I can’t recommend this story enough! It’s amazing!

If you enjoy reading books by Ruth Logan Herne, or if you’re reading the Kirkwood Lake series, be sure to get this one – it’s the best one so far (I think… I love them all, so it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite).

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Merry Christmas!

 

God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer

 


Today I am reviewing Yuletide Redemption, a Love Inspired Romance by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A Mother’s Christmas Wish

After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life.

She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam’s determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans.

Despite his best efforts, Sam can’t take his eyes off the pretty caretaker. Her strength and her loving nature has him falling for her—and her baby.

But he refuses to burden them with a man who’s not whole. Can Celeste convince Sam he’s daddy — and husband — material in time for them to celebrate Christmas together?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This was such an awesome story!

I have to be honest; at first, I thought Celeste and Sam were expecting a little too much — instead of being grateful for what they have. I’m not sure if the reader (like me) can really appreciate the main characters’ feelings about their current situations, unless the reader (like me) can see themself with such a disability.

But when I stopped and really considered how I would feel, if I had lived Celeste or Sam’s life, and was suddenly thrust into such a different lifestyle, then yeah, I would want my old life back. And that’s exactly what Celeste and Sam want . . . to be the same person they were before their accident.

Of course, we all know that’s impossible, in most cases. So what would you do, if you were in Celeste or Sam’s place? I’m not telling! My advice . . . get a copy of this wonderful book and find out what they do.

This is the fourth book in Jill Kemerer’s new Sheffield Siblings series. My plan is to go back and find all the others, then read them together, one-by-one. I definitely want to get to know the Sheffield Siblings better!

Happy Reading — and Merry Christmas!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

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