Category Archives: Romance

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.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

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!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

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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?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

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!

 

Blessings!

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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MY THOUGHTS:

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


 

Rooted in Love | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Rooted in Love, the second book in the Garden Grown Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Alaina Silva gets enough time with other people’s kids in her new job administrating the Grace Greenhouse programs.

If she were looking to date — and she’s not — it wouldn’t be with a man offering her an insta-family. So why is it a struggle to keep the intriguing father of a pair of rambunctious twins out of her mind?

Divorcé Cameron Kraus has a busy life with a career and two six-year-olds.

Now he’s finally scored full-time daycare at Grace Greenhouse, but his overbearing parents are in town for the summer offering to watch the boys.

No thanks. Not when Cameron is hoping to build something with the gorgeous program director he sees at least twice a day.

Faced with disapproval from both families, Alaina and Cameron must dig roots deep into their faith if they hope to nurture their budding 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!

Rooted in Love is the second full-length novel in the Garden Grown Romance series set in Arcadia Valley. It follows the novel Sprouts of Love. The series begins with a novella, Sow in Love that was introduced in Arcadia Valley Book 1, Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Oh my! Alaina Silva has her hands full when she takes on the six-year-old twins of Cameron Kraus!

One of them is sweet and helpful. . . and the other is mischievous and always–and I mean always–right smack in the midst of trouble. . . and I’m not telling which one is which!

When the cute six-year-old twin continues to make trouble at the new daycare, will Alaina lose her new job as director? Gosh, I hope not. But parents are not happy–especially one family in particular.

Will Alaina lose her job? Will Cameron bow to his parent’s wishes? Don’t miss this exciting story! It’s definitely a keeper!

Valerie Comer just keeps on delighting me as a reader . . .

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Sprouts of Love | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Sprouts of Love, the first book in the Garden Grown Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Can love sprout amid a tsunami of vegetables?

Single mom Evelyn Felton takes on another part-time job managing a greenhouse and garden project for Grace Fellowship. Formerly homeless, she’s thrilled to offer truckloads of fresh produce to the Arcadia Valley food bank.

If only Ben Kujak weren’t running Corinna’s Cupboard singlehandedly, he’d be delighted to be on the receiving end. But Evelyn and her dynamo daughter, Maisie, won’t take no for an answer, even if it means restructuring Ben’s charity.

Soon Ben finds himself wishing they’d transform his personal life, too, but can true love sprout when their pasts collide with the present?

About the Arcadia Valley Romance series

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!

Be sure to check out Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley, the collection of SIX novellas by best selling authors, introducing you to the fictional town of Arcadia Valley, Idaho, where a foodie culture and romance grow hand-in-hand.

Six popular and bestselling authors of contemporary Christian romance have teamed up to create an entire world exploring food, friends, and family. Each novella kicks off a three-book series, intertwined with the works of the other authors. A full length book will be released every month by one author in the series. This permanent collection is only the beginning of your adventure with us.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Valerie Comer is fast becoming one of my most favorite authors…

Sprouts of Love is a wonderful story. . . of finding God in the midst of heartache and pain. . . and growing stronger — strong enough to face the past hurts and begin the healing that takes place afterwards.

Valerie share with her readers that going back and facing your past may not fix everything. When Ben finally goes back to face his past, some of it turned out better than he could have hoped, but he learned that it’s not about fixing everything — it’s about his healing. . . about letting go of the past hurts.

I’ve said enough.

Hopefully it’s enough to make you want to RUN and pick up a copy of Sprouts of Love and read it for yourself. It’s truly an amazing story!

Please don’t miss it.

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Better Than a Crown | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Better Than a Crown, the third book in the Christmas in Montana  Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Always a princess, never the queen.

Levi Esteban’s temp job as chef at Grizzly Gulch Resort in Helena, Montana, and caregiver for his niece, Shelby, would be perfect if it weren’t for the Miss Snowflake Christmas festivities.

Levi’s been against pageantry all his life and isn’t about to change his stance, regardless of his fascination with Shelby’s coach.

As a runner-up in 27 competitions, Heather Francis tries to teach young contestants there’s more to pageants than winning, even though her mother never got that memo.

It’s hard enough to focus and ignore the inner voice calling her a fraud without being attracted to the resort’s brooding temporary chef.

When Shelby’s parents’ trip is extended, Levi and Heather must join forces to care for her and pull off the pageant. Is there something better than a crown in their future?

Enjoy the rich heritage and innate charm of Helena, Montana, in this Christmas romance series celebrating all that winter and Christmas has to offer. This Christian contemporary romance series includes heart-warming stories of love and second chances as Marisa, Bren, and Heather discover love amid the glitz of beauty pageants.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Heather doesn’t exactly make a great first impression. I can only imagine how painful it would be to drop an electric drill on my foot. . . ouch! I have broken a toe (on more than one occasion) and walking was nearly impossible without lots more pain than you’d expect.

Anyway, Levi comes to her rescue — and carries her off to his lair.

Just kidding. . . he carries her off to the lobby of the Grizzly Gulch Resort, where the owner is waiting to interview him for a temporary job as chef.

I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll be careful with details. We all have skeletons in our closets. . . and sometimes one or more will escape at the worst possible time, but Levi and Heather have several secrets that could potentially ruin their chances for a relationship.

Valerie Comer creates interesting, colorful characters — and the Christmas in Montana series is full of delightful characters! You truly won’t want to miss this final chapter in the series. Pick up a copy today and find out what happens next!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Other Than a Halo | Valerie Comer

 

 


Today I am reviewing Other Than a Halo, the second book in the Christmas in Montana  Romance series by Valerie Comer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Even though she’s a new woman in Christ, single mom Bren Haddock was no angel as a teen.

Now managing the Hiller Farm for a CSA, life is good until a friend offers to enter her daughter into the Little Miss Snowflake Pageant. Old insecurities flare when she meets the intriguing head of marketing for the pageant.

Rob Santoro isn’t so sure about handling the pageant portfolio until he meets Bren. Soon he’s fallen for her and her two kids, but when a Thanksgiving adventure goes awry, he’s left wondering how to love a woman who refuses to be loved.

What will it take for Bren to retire her tarnished halo and move into a fulfilling, forgiven future?

Enjoy the rich heritage and innate charm of Helena, Montana, in this Christmas romance series celebrating all that winter and Christmas has to offer. This Christian contemporary romance series includes heart-warming stories of love and second chances as Marisa, Bren, and Heather discover love amid the glitz of beauty pageants.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

What a cute story!

Bren Haddock has had a rough time. Now all she wants is to provide her children with a safe home and nourishing food to eat. . . and the Little Miss Snowflake Pageant isn’t on her list of activities, either.

But there are a few people involved who don’t want to take no for an answer.

When Rob Santoro meets Bren, sparks fly! The problem is, Rob is more or less someone who doesn’t want–or need–to be around people much, and Bren’s two children are pretty normal kids. . . loud, active, and the center of Bren’s life.

Can Rob possibly let go of his peace and quiet. . . and let in an entire family?

You won’t know until you read the story. . . and please read the story. It’s a really great story!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

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