Category Archives: New Releases

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.




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!



Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


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?




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!



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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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


APRIL 2018 MARATHON | Valerie Comer


I am honored to feature  VALERIE COMER on my bookshelf blog this month






Valerie has graciously offered to sponsor a surprise giveaway…




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1) follow Valerie on Facebook HERE

2) follow Valerie on Twitter HERE

2) follow Valerie on her website HERE


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Marathon © 2018 DJ Mynatt



Her Secret Daughter | Ruth Logan Herne


Today I am reviewing Her Secret Daughter, the fifth book in the Grace Haven series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Her Secret Child

Josie Gallagher has plenty of reasons to be wary of Jacob Weatherly–considering he’s working for the hotel chain that’s forcing her restaurant to close.

But when he shows up there with a little girl by his side–her little girl–she’s dismayed.

How has this bachelor wound up with custody of the baby Josie placed with a married couple six years ago?

The handsome hotel executive has no idea that Addie is Josie’s biological child, and Josie can’t afford to tell him.

As he helps save her business, Josie and Jacob unexpectedly grow closer.

But will her secret stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?




Her Secret Daughter is so much more than I expected, even by Ruthy!

This is a story that needs to be told. . . and the title is perfect. Josie Gallagher has had a rougher life than some of the Gallaghers, but she’s back on track, plus she can smoke and cook barbecue than anyone on the east coast!

Jacob Weatherly comes along, bringing the little girl Josie gave up six years ago — and Josie’s life will never be the same! But a word of warning. . . you’ll need tissues before you get to the end of the book.

I enjoyed getting to know Josie, Jacob and Addie. Their friendship is the start of something very special, unless her secret messes everything up. Read Her Secret Daughter to find out what happens. . . and if they have a chance at happily-ever-after or not!

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

Happy Reading!



Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

His Risk | Shelley Shepard Gray


Today I am reviewing His Risk, the fourth book in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.



What lengths would you go to to protect the person you love? Find out what one undercover English DEA agent will do to protect the Amish girl he loves in Shelley Shepard Gray’s His Risk. When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

Enter to win a copy of His Risk. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced March 28 on the Litfuse blog!




(Avon Inspire, March 2018)

An undercover English DEA agent will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.

Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he’s finally found.

Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear of him.

When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Shelley Shepard Gray


Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Find out more about Shelley at

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

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


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