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To Catch A Bachelor | Donna Reimel Robinson

 


Today I am reviewing To Catch a Bachelor… the second book in the Hearts of Bluestone Ridge series by Donna Reimel Robinson.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Jill Calabria promised her dying father she would marry an Italian bachelor who loves God and opera. That was seven years ago, and she is still trying to fulfill Papa’s dying request. Where is that bachelor?

Shawn Northwood is a widower with blond hair and blue eyes. He doesn’t have a drop of Italian blood in his veins, he hates opera, and he’s certainly not a bachelor. But he does have four daughters who want him to marry Jill.

Despite Jill’s determination to marry a bachelor, will she admit that Shawn is God’s perfect man for her?

To Catch a Bachelor is the second book in the Hearts of Bluestone Ridge series. Each Bluestone Ridge book is a full-length, contemporary Christian romance novel. You’ll be intrigued by each character’s desire to find their one true love, and how they depend on God’s help to accomplish it!

If you want to know when Donna’s next book will come out, visit her website at DonnaRobinsonBooks.com where you can sign up to receive an email newsletter about her newest release.

The first five books of Hearts of Bluestone Ridge will be published in 2016!

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

 

Jill Calabria can’t seem to see the forest — for the trees. She has a sense of loyalty to her father, who, on his deathbed, promised him she would marry an Italian bachelor . . . but what if she finds Mr. Right — and he’s not Italian?  I admired Jill for her perseverance, while waiting for her to come to her senses!

Poor Shawn Northwood is trying to establish a relationship with another woman, while ignoring the one who’s perfect for him. When he finally realizes it, will he be able to convince her to break her promise to her dying father?

Donna Reimel Robinson writes a wonderful story of family commitment, showing how far someone will go to fulfill a promise. Now go read it — and find out for yourself how everything works out!

 

If you want to know when Donna’s next book will come out, look for previous releases, or read more about her, you can visit her website HERE  and while you’re there, you can sign up to receive an email newsletter about her newest release.

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt


 

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O Little Town of Bluestone Ridge | Donna Reimel Robinson

 


Today I am reviewing O Little Town of Bluestone Ridge… the first book in the Hearts of Bluestone Ridge series by Donna Reimel Robinson.

Here is a brief synopsis:

When Perry Westbrook meets single mother Lark Wilson again after ten years, he is thankful she doesn’t recognize him.

He has grown up and changed from the gangly nerd he was in high school when he teased Lark unmercifully.

She hated him. If only she never discovers his real identity.

As the weeks go by, Lark confides in Perry, and they fall in love. She never connects him to the kid she hated in high school, and Perry neglects to tell her who he really is.

Will she reject him when she finds out? Or will faith, love, and forgiveness overcome to win in the end?

O Little Town of Bluestone Ridge is the first book in the Hearts of Bluestone Ridge series. Each Bluestone Ridge book is a full-length, contemporary Christian romance novel. You’ll be intrigued by each character’s desire to find their one true love, and how they depend on God’s help to accomplish it!

The first five books of Hearts of Bluestone Ridge will be published in 2016!

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

When Perry Westbrook runs off the road during a blizzard just before Christmas, he has no idea the nearest house is where Lark Trenbeth lives . . .

Lark has no idea who Perry is—or that he was the geek who pestered her in high school. But when she mentions to him how much she detested the geek . . . he decides to wait awhile before telling her who he really is.

There’s more trouble brewing with Lark’s grandmother, Mimsy . . . but if you want to know what happens, you have to read this book. I’m not about to reveal too much—and spoil it for you.

Donna Reimel Robinson writes a courageous tale, using interesting, colorful characters, who hold the reader’s attention until the very end. I am already committed to this small town of Bluestone Ridge—and the people I met. I can’t wait to continue with the series.

On a more personal note . . . I love that the scripture quoted in the book in from the King James Version of the Bible—that’s my preferred choice and the version that I read.

If you want to know when Donna’s next book will come out, look for previous releases, or read more about her, you can visit her website HERE  and while you’re there, you can sign up to receive an email newsletter about her newest release.

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt


 

FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2015…

 

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Today I have the very difficult task of listing my favorite books of 2015…

Of course, I have hundreds of favorite books . . . but this year, in this post, I’m only mentioning 70 favorite books that I’ve read and reviewed on my book blog this year… a modest 1/3 of the 200+ books I reviewed.

And now… here are the 70 books!

A Cunning Masquerade – JC Morrows
A Little Bit of Charm – Mary Ellis
A Perilous Assignment – JC  Morrows
A Plain Man – Mary Ellis
A Reluctant Assassin – JC Morrows
A Town Called Christmas – Ruth Logan Herne
A Treacherous Decision – JC Morrows
A Widow’s Hope – Mary Ellis
Abby Finds Her Calling – Naomi King
Always His Providence – Ruth Reid
Always In My Heart – Mary Ellis
Amanda Weds a Good Man – Naomi King
An Amish Family Reunion – Mary Ellis
An Angel By Her Side – Ruth Reid
Andi Unstoppable – Amanda Flower
Anna’s Healing – Vannetta Chapman
Appalachian Serenade – Sarah Loudin Thomas
Autumn Winds – Charlotte Hubbard
Breath of Spring – Charlotte Hubbard
Brian’s Choice – Vannetta Chapman
Brush of Angel’s Wings – Ruth Reid
Dandelion Moon – Hannah Alexander
Dandelions For Dinner – Valerie Comer
Dangerous Tidings – Dana Mentink
Emma Blooms at Last – Naomi King
Falling For the Lawman – Ruth Logan Herne
Hallowed Halls – Hannah Alexander
Harvest of Blessings – Charlotte Hubbard
Hazardous Homecoming – Dana Mentink
His Mistletoe Family – Ruth Logan Herne
Holiday Homecoming – Jean C Gordon
Huckleberry Harvest – Jennifer Beckstrand
Letters From Grace – Rachel D Muller
Living in Harmony – Mary Ellis
Longing For a Miracle – Ruth Logan Herne
Love Comes Calling – Deborah M Piccurelli
Love Comes to Paradise – Mary Ellis
Maggie’s Mission – Rachel D Muller
Miracle in a Dry Season – Sarah Loudin Thomas
Murder Freshly Baked – Vannetta Chapman
Never Far From Home – Mary Ellis
Out Of the Ashes – Sandi Rog
Plum Upside Down – Valerie Comer
Protected – Vannetta Chapman
Raspberries and Vinegar – Valerie Comer
Return to Pelican Inn – Dana Mentink
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Romance in Recovery – Donna Reimel Robinson
Rosemary Opens Her Heart – Naomi King
Sailing in Style – Dana Mentink
Sarah’s Christmas Miracle – Mary Ellis
Secret Refuge – Dana Mentink
Summer of Secrets – Charlotte Hubbard
Sweetened With Honey – Valerie Comer
The Birdhouse – Laura V Hilton
The Captive Maiden – Melanie Dickerson
The Christmas Cradle – Charlotte Hubbard
The Fairest Beauty – Melanie Dickerson
The God of All Tomorrows – Donna Reimel Robinson
The Healer’s Apprentice – Melanie Dickerson
The Lawman’s Holiday Wish – Ruth Logan Herne
The Postcard – Laura V Hilton
The Princess Spy – Melanie Dickerson
The Promise of An Angel – Ruth Reid
The Snow Globe – Laura V Hilton
The Way To a Man’s Heart – Mary Ellis
Where Hope Starts – Angela D Meyer
Wild Mint Tea – Valerie Comer
Winter of Wishes – Charlotte Hubbard
You CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days – DJ Mynatt

 

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Happy Reading!!!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

FAVORITE AUTHORS OF 2015…

 

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Today I have the very difficult task of listing my favorite authors from 2015…

Of course, I have other favorite authors . . . many others . . . but this year, in this post, I’m only mentioning 20 favorite authors, whose books I’ve read and reviewed on my book blog this year…

And now… here are the 20 authors (listed alphabetically)!

Amanda Flower
Amy Clipston
Charlotte Hubbard
Cindy Woodsmall
Dana Mentink
Donna Reimel Robinson
Elizabeth Byler Younts
JC Morrows
Jean C Gordon
Jennifer Beckstrand
Laura V Hilton
Melanie Dickerson
Naomi King
Rachel Muller
Ruth Logan Herne
Ruth Reid
Sarah Loudon Thomas
Shelley Shepard Gray
Valerie Comer
Vannetta Chapman

 

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Happy Reading!!!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

The God of All Tomorrows | Donna Reimel Robinson

 


Today I am reviewing The God of All Tomorrows by Donna Reimel Robinson.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Enjoy a heart-stopping adventure story combined with a sweet romance!

In 1934, Launi Fairfield goes to the jungles of Peru to translate the Bible into an Indian dialect. She thought missionary work would be exciting, but her days are taken up with the tedious translation project.

Miles Stone has been a missionary doctor for ten years. He’s a confirmed bachelor, not wanting to be saddled with a wife and children as he moves around to the different Peruvian tribes. He’s content with his life, until he meets Launi.

Together, they end up having more adventure than Launi ever bargained for. They battle snakes, jaguars, sickness, earthquakes, and an Indian chief who wants to add Launi to his harem. Will they trust God for all their tomorrows?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

In 1934, Launice Fairfield is not just an average young lady, seeking marriage and a family. Launi is fluent in many languages, which seem to come easy to her, and she wants more – she wants some excitement in her life. She wants to be independent – to travel and see the world.

Be careful what you wish for… you just may get it.

When Bernard Vaughn, a visiting missionary, speaks at their church, he asks the members to pray that a linguist can be found who could learn Quechua and translate the Bible for the hundreds of mountain villages in Peru.

By the time I had turned the first page, I was hooked! I have always wanted to travel – and rarely get the opportunity. I quickly identified with Launi, who yearned to travel to different places and see the world.

Miles Stone never expected to marry. After working as a missionary doctor for ten years, he’s content with his work. Then he meets Launi…

OK, no more about the story… if you want to know what happens, read it for yourself. It’s a wonderful, heart-warming, intriguing story. I really enjoyed it and know you will too… so get a copy and read it – today!

 

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God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

Romance in Recovery | Donna Reimel Robinson

 

 
Today I am reviewing Romance in Recovery, the second book in The Knotty Pine Chronicles, by Donna Reimel Robinson.

 
Here is a brief synopsis:

Romance in Recovery is a contemporary Christian romance for those who enjoy reading inspirational sweet romance novels.

When Noelle’s grandmother dies, she’s all alone in the world. Not one person from her past — except for him, and she hopes he never finds her.

Tucker Shay is living the good life as a freewheeling bachelor — flying airplanes, playing basketball, flirting with girls. He has plenty of time to settle down and get married.

Then tragedy strikes, and nothing is the same.

What is God’s plan for Tucker and Noelle? Will they grant each other a second chance for a happy future together?

 

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My thoughts:
I absolutely love this fun, quirky romance series!

First, I would like to confess that book covers are a big deal to me… if it looks creepy or otherwise in bad taste, I won’t read the book — usually I won’t even read the blurb on the cover. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture on the cover has to be special.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen many covers that I’ve raved about — until this series. When I reviewed the first book of the series, I mentioned that I thought the cover was perfect! Well, this one is too! It speaks to me…

I knew I would enjoy the book (at least I hoped I would) when I saw the cover — it has beautiful, harmonic colors — with the perfect picture!

Now on to the book…

What happens when Noelle meets Mr. Right — but he turns out to be Mr. Wrong?

Noelle, Goldie’s new neighbor, is sweet, but much too trusting. Thankfully she finds out in time that not everyone can be trusted to do the right thing.

Tucker is a likable character, until his accident. Then he begins to change. The question is… will he fully recover?

Ok — you know I’m not going to spill the beans… well, not many. I certainly don’t want to spoil the book for you. But I will say that I wasn’t disappointed in the least in this sequel.

Once again, Donna has created wonderful characters — just the sort I would enjoy living around and getting to know. Well, of course they are… some of the same people in the first book are back. I was glad to see them again — and catch up on their news.

And once again we will follow Noelle, Tucker, and a few others into the Kaffee Klatch, the Knitting Knotty, the Knotted Quilt… and Take Me For Granite (okay, I threw the last two in there to see if you’re still paying attention)!

Oh well, it’s too bad that this isn’t a real town — because I would have a few things to say to Noelle about dating… and trusting people. Donna writes such an entertaining story with funny, memorable people that I was disappointed when I reached the end!

Now I can’t wait to read book 3…

 

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God bless you!

 
© 2015 DJ Mynatt

Romance By Design | Donna Reimel Robinson

 

Romance By Design is a contemporary Christian Romance novella for those who enjoy reading inspirational sweet romances.


Today I’m reviewing Romance By Design, the first book in the Knotty Pine Chronicles by Donna Reimel Robinson.
 
Here is a brief synopsis:

Goldie Silversmith is a church secretary who longs to get out of the church office and take a trip down to the altar. But she has no one to marry.

Her brother, Mike, keeps setting her up with blind dates, men whom Mike says are great guys, but they turn out to be bald, short, fat, toothy…

It makes Goldie wish she was blind! But one day, Mike sets her up with a tall, handsome, interesting guy who actually makes her heart race.

Ryan Collins just moved to Knotty Pine after earning a master’s degree in architecture. His dream is to work for a big architectural firm and make lots of money. Growing up with poor parents, he now wants to turn the corner and become rich. He’s already designed his dream house, and all he needs is the money to build it. Then he meets Goldie Silversmith, who seems to think he’s her blind date.

Her date? That’s news to him…

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MY THOUGHTS:

I loved this fun, quirky romance novel!

First, I would like to mention the cover… I can’t remember ever making a comment about a cover, but this one is so perfect! It spoke to me… I think I knew I would enjoy the book just by the cover — hmm, maybe you can judge a book by its’ cover!
 

Goldie is such a colorful character! She can’t cook, but she’s a potter… she doesn’t want anyone to know her real name… and she has a 3-step plan.

Ryan has his own plans, which don’t include getting involved with a church-going chatterbox, but once he meets Goldie, his plans may need to be tweaked.

 
Goldie’s brother refuses to give up trying to fix her up with blind dates. But what happens when someone shows up at her house when she’s expecting a blind date, and takes the place of her date, without letting her know that he’s not the one she’s expecting… let’s just say she’s not happy when she finds out that she went out with an imposter.

This story is so much fun to read… the characters are just like real people, with the sort of people I would enjoy living around and getting to know. I think Goldie and I would be great friends! And the town sounds so cute with quaint names for the shops… the Kaffee Klatch, the Knitting Knotty, the Knotted Quilt… and Take Me For Granite (guess what this is)!

Oh well, it’s too bad that this isn’t a real town – and Goldie is only a character. Donna writes such an entertaining story with funny, memorable people that I was disappointed when I reached the end!

I can’t wait to read book 2… Romance In Recovery!
 

5-stars

 

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God bless you!

 

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