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SEPTEMBER 2017 MARATHON | Jill Kemerer

 

 

 

I am honored to feature JILL KEMERER on my bookshelf blog.

 

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JILL has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway…

 

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Blessings!

Marathon © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

 

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Plum Upside Down | Valerie Comer

 


Today I am reviewing Plum Upside Down, the 5th book in the Farm Fresh Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Topsy-Turvy… or Right-Side Up?

Green Acres newcomer Chelsea Riehl is annoyed she’s assigned to farm work alongside the only other single, a faith-filled hippie with a missionary vision.

She’d hoped to organize events and keep her heart safe, not pit plums with annoying Keanan Welsh.

Discouraged by Chelsea’s lack of spiritual depth, Keanan is confused when she offers to arrange meals for the church Alpha program he is co-hosting.

Maybe he misjudged her, after all.

When fake it ’til you make it gives way to stepping out in faith, both Chelsea and Keanan have some soul-searching to do.

And while getting on the same page spiritually is a good start, other barriers may keep their budding romance from flipping right-side up.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:
Chelsea Riehl, Sierra’s sister, has finally decided to join her sister and their new friends at Green Acres Farm. But they keep assigning her boring things to do — and always with their “resident hippy” who, to put it mildly, gets on her nerves.

There’s not much organizing for her to do yet; even worse, she didn’t realize she would be putting in so many hours on cooking, gardening, etc. And the only single man nearby is not someone she would like to get to know better. What’s a girl to do? Will she stay put — or will she return home? After all, she’s still organizing events in her hometown . . . it would be easier to actually be there.

I sure hope I haven’t said too much. I’m always trying to not reveal any spoilers, because I really want you to read the book for yourself. It’s a great book . . . and . . .

I’m really thrilled to hear that it won’t be the last one in this series. Valerie does such an amazing job, promoting a farm fresh lifestyle in this series. The characters are fun, interesting, and life gets messy for them – just like it does for us.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful series.

Happy Reading!

 

And don’t forget to check out the intro post to find out how you can WIN!

VALERIE COMER: JANUARY 2017 MARATHON

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Dandelions For Dinner | Valerie Comer

 


Today I am reviewing Dandelions For Dinner, the 4th book in the Farm Fresh Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

She hates him.

He loves her not.

Men are weeds. Allison Hart doesn’t need them in her carefully tended life, though her friends at Green Acres seem happy with their guys.

Why can’t Allison open her heart to anyone but her young nephew?

Then again, he’ll be a man one day, too. If only the irritating contractor in charge of building her home and farm school wasn’t the boy’s favorite person.

Fireworks with Brent Callahan’s newest client shift from antagonism to the rocky possibility of a relationship.

When he comes face to face with a history he’d much rather forget, he realizes hiding his failures isn’t the best option for finding forgiveness, let alone love.

Can a little boy help weed out the past before it chokes their future together?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Allison Hart means business. When she becomes a full partner with the other girls at Green Acres Farm, she arranged for a home for herself and a school to be built. The school was for the classes she planned to teach.

How did she know that Patrick, the man she made the arrangements with, would send a young, grouchy, dastardly-handsome-looking man to supervise her project.

I don’t want to give anything else away, so if you want to know what else happens, get the book and read it for yourself — and I hope you do just that! It’s great!

THe more I read Valerie’s Farm Fresh Romance series, the more I love it! The characters are fun, interesting, and this book, more than the others, really affected me. (Actually, it brought me to tears a few times, but it ended well). It might just be my favorite book of the whole series!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful series.

Happy Reading!

 

And don’t forget to check out the intro post to find out how you can WIN!

VALERIE COMER: JANUARY 2017 MARATHON

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Sweetened With Honey | Valerie Comer

 


Today I am reviewing Sweetened With Honey, the 3rd book in the Farm Fresh Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

His unspeakable past.

Her insurmountable future.

Gabriel Rubachuk returns to Galena Landing, Idaho, once the setting of a charmed life before an accident killed his pregnant wife. Will he embrace hope for a new life or escape once again?

Beekeeper Sierra Riehl has spent three years helping to keep Gabe’s health food store afloat while he worked with orphans in Romania. Now he’s back, but it looks like he might bolt.

Can she hold him still long enough to spark a romance? But Sierra’s hope falters when she begins to suspect she can’t give Gabe the life he deserves.

Is new love sweet enough to overcome the pain of the past and the uncertainty of the future?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Sierra Riehl seems to always be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, as far as avoiding Gabriel Rubachuk, since his return to Galena Landing. Just to be around her reminds him of everything he’s lost . . . his wife . . . and child.

I’d hate to be in such a position, but I really sympathized with Sierra. Of course, as things usually work out in life, they can’t avoid each other for long! Will they be able to put the past behind them? It doesn’t look good . . .

If you want to know what else happens, you’ll have to get the book and read it for yourself — and I heartily suggest you do just that! It’s great!

I’m really loving Valerie’s Farm Fresh Romance series. The characters are fun, interesting, and life gets messy for them – just like it does for us.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful series.

Happy Reading!

 

And don’t forget to check out the intro post to find out how you can WIN!

VALERIE COMER: JANUARY 2017 MARATHON

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Peppermint Kisses | Valerie Comer

 

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Today I am reviewing Peppermint Kisses, a short story released after the 2nd book in the Farm Fresh Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

This short ebook novella takes place at the reception of Noel & Claire Kenzie’s Christmas-time wedding.

At the reception, Rebekah Jackson, (the best friend of Noel’s sister Amber) meets Noel’s former employee Wade Roper.

Could Wade be the one to help Rebekah get over her crush on Noel and help her find the Light to battle the darkness she fears?

 

 

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

I LOVE THIS SERIES!

Poor Rebecca . . . after adoring her friend’s brother from afar, now she’s attending his wedding — to another woman. Oh well, we all have our fantasies — and more often than not, they get dashed.

In the meantime, the man in question, Noel Kenzie, marries his true love — Claire Halford. Will they live happily ever after? While I’m sure they’ll have their share of problems, I think they have a better than average chance of making it work.

If you want to find out what happens with Rebecca and Wade Roper, a former employee of Noel’s, all you have to do is sign up for Valerie Comer’s newsletter — and you can get a digital copy of Peppermint Kisses — free! So go do this… and start reading with me.

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And if you’re as curious as I am about what happens to all the wonderful characters at Green Acres Farm, keep reading with me . . . I’ll be back next week with more reviews!

Please don’t miss out on this wonderful series . . .

Happy Reading!

 

And don’t forget to check out the intro post to find out how you can WIN!

VALERIE COMER: JANUARY 2017 MARATHON

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Wild Mint Tea | Valerie Comer

 


Today I am reviewing Wild Mint Tea, the 2nd book in the Farm Fresh Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

She’s rooted deep. He flies free.

Local-foods chef Claire Halford envisions turning Green Acres Farm into an event destination.

Weddings prove trickier than she imagined when the first one comes with a ruggedly handsome brother-of-the-bride, who has everything but a fixed address.

Oh, and faith in God.

Noel Kenzie loves the freedom his reforestation company affords him. Why worry about deep stuff like God and commitment when he’s in his prime?

Except there’s a woman who might make it worth giving up his wings…and digging in some roots.

If he dares.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

This series is absolutely amazing!

Can I tell you a secret? This review is for the second book of the series, but…

I’ve read every one of them . . . every story!

Not surprising, you say? Well, what I’m trying to tell you is that I never stopped reading . . . except to get a few hours of sleep and work. As soon as I arrived home each evening, I picked up where I had left off the night before and dove back in!

That’s why this review is just a tad late (forgive me, Valerie . . . and readers).

I have fallen in love with this series!

I had no idea what to expect when I began reading “Farm Lit” books. Well, I know now . . . and it is a wonderful way of life.

Back to nature . . . living off the land . . . no chemicals or preservatives or junk.

Fresh foods . . . healthy foods . . . healthy lifestyle.

But even more than that, the characters are so real (at least to me) that I want to go and live among them! I’ll do my share — and I love to cook, too. Of course, not as well as Claire, one of the main characters in Wild Mint Tea. Claire is an extraordinary chef, who has teamed up with Jo and Sierra, to create Green Acres Farm. This is Claire’s story.

You have to read this series — it’s awesome! It’s amazing! It will make you laugh — and cry — but the point it, it will make you feel.

Jo, Clair and Sierra are unique, loyal, and lovable! Valerie went above and beyond when she created these characters — they’re awesome! (Yes, I know I wrote that in the first review — but I just have to say it again.

Please don’t miss out on this wonderful series . . .

Find it. Get it. Read it.

 

And don’t forget to check out the intro post to find out how you can WIN!

VALERIE COMER: JANUARY 2017 MARATHON

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Raspberries and Vinegar | Valerie Comer

 

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Today I am reviewing Raspberries and Vinegar, the 1st book in the Farm Fresh Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Josephine Shaw: complex, yet singleminded. A tiny woman with big ideas and, some would say, a mouth to match.

But what does she really know about sustainable living as it relates to the real world? After all, she and her two friends are new to farming.

Zachary Nemesek is back only until his dad recovers enough to work his own land again.

When Zach discovers three helpless females have taken up residence at the old farm next door, he expects trouble. But a mouse invasion proves Jo has everything under control.

Is there anything she can’t handle?

And surely there’s something sweet beneath all that tart.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

What a great book!

I have to admit; I had no idea what to expect when Valerie introduced her “Farm Lit” books. A Farm Fresh Romance? I was conjuring up pigs and manure and mud! What’s romantic about that?

And I’ll go farther and admit when I did begin reading Raspberries and Vinegar, I had NO idea I’d enjoy it as much as I did . . .

Vinegar? Really?

Aw, rats! (or mice)!

Take my word for it . . . read it . . . and don’t stop reading it! You’re going to love this story! Jo (or Josephine) and her best friends are unique, loyal, and lovable! Valerie went above and beyond when she created these characters — they’re awesome!

Jo and her friends have the perfect idea. A self-sustaining lifestyle, with lots of fresh, healthy food – and a chance to help others. It’s too bad Zach doesn’t see things the way they do. Will Jo be able to change his mind?

You won’t know unless you read the book. And the best part . . . this book is free! You can order a copy today – free – and start reading it.

Get it. Read it. You’ll be glad you did!

Happy Reading!

 

And don’t forget to check out the intro post to find out how you can WIN!

VALERIE COMER: JANUARY 2017 MARATHON

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

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