Category Archives: Love Inspired

Treacherous Trails | Dana Mentink



Today I am reviewing Treacherous Trails, the second novel in the Gold Country Cowboys series by Dana Mentink.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Falsely accused…

Can she escape the real killer?

In this Gold Country Cowboys story, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former marine Owen Thorn, her brother’s best friend, can help clear her name.

Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her…despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her.

But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?



WOW!  That is one nasty killer!

I’m glad I didn’t choose to read this at bedtime. . . this is definitely a great story, but one that scared the heebee jeebee’s out of me!

This new series is really suspenseful. . . and awesome!

Gold Country Cowboys!

The code of the West rules the land for these men!

And thank goodness it does! Owen Thorn certainly lives by the code. Ella has known Owen practically her whole life; the kid sister who, of course, had a crush on big, brooding brother figure. Now he’s determined to protect her from the big, bad guys. And that’s a good thing — because the big, bad guy is determined to get her! And that’s all I’m telling. . .

I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so pick up your own copy and dig in!

Happy Reading!


God Bless You!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt



JANUARY 2018 MARATHON | Molly Jebber



I am honored to feature MOLLY JEBBER on my bookshelf blog.




MOLLY has graciously offered to sponsor a surprise giveaway…





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Marathon © 2018 DJ Mynatt



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?



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!



Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Hometown Hero’s Redemption | Jill Kemerer


Today I am reviewing Hometown Hero’s Redemption, the 5th and final story in the Sheffield Siblings series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A Temporary Father

When he becomes guardian to his friend’s troubled ten-year-old boy, firefighter Drew Gannon knows he needs help.

But before he can get former social worker Lauren Pierce to agree, he’s got to prove he’s changed from the sports jock who gave her a hard time back in high school.

Returning home, Lauren wants no part of her old profession. She only wants to forget the unspeakable tragedy she left behind.

She can’t take responsibility for another child. Or a reunion with Drew–no matter how generous he’s become.

But a desperate boy and his handsome guardian may be more than Lauren can resist…



This story was such an amazing journey!

First, we have Lauren Pierce, who has went through some thoroughly traumatizing events, which led her back to Lake Endwell. Then we have Drew Gannon, who also moves back to Lake Endwell, after an unexpected event. Of course, Lauren and Drew went to school together and their history isn’t good. Now, put all that together and throw in a few bumps and bangs.

Jill Kemerer has created awesome characters to get to know. Get to know them and lose yourself in this well-written story! I cannot bring myself to give anything else away, but believe me, this is an awesome tale of life and love and forgiveness.

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



Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

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?



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…



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.



Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Unexpected Family | Jill Kemerer


Today I am reviewing Unexpected Family, the 2nd story in the Sheffield Siblings series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

His Surprise Daughter

After five years apart, Tom Sheffield is shocked to find his ex-wife, Stephanie, on his doorstep.

The news that they share a child he’s never met sends him reeling.

Four-year-old Macy has his eyes, his mouth and, from their first encounter, his heart.

Things with her mother are much more complicated. He doesn’t understand what went wrong between them or why she kept their daughter a secret.

And he’s afraid of falling in love all over again. Yet he feels a glimmer of hope that somehow he can convince Macy and Stephanie to stay in Lake Endwell—and with him—for keeps.



This story caught my attention from the very start!

The last person Tom Sheffield expected to see when he opens his door is Stephanie, his ex-wife. And he’s most definitely not expecting the shocking news he receives from her! Let me just say. . . this isn’t the sort of news anyone hopes to get!

This is the second book Jill Kemerer has written, in a wonderful series, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. This series is so inspiring, I’m looking forward to reading it again and again!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful series!

Happy Reading!



Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

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