Blind Date Collection: Timeless Romance Anthology

Blind Date Collection is another eclectic, entertaining addition to the popular Timeless Romance Anthology. With the romance novellas covering a variety of time periods from regency to modern, authors Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Victorine E. Lieske, Rachel Branton, and Sariah Wilson introduce us to six women, six situations, and six unexpected circumstances to navigate love.

I loved how completely unique each story was and I enjoyed reading them all. I thought Blind Spot, the concluding novella quite entertaining. I didn’t know where it was headed at the beginning with the princess obsession but I was pleasantly surprised by the plot. A fun collection to read. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of Blind Date Collection for my candid review.

A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas

A Tapestry of Secrets is another beautiful story by Sarah Loudin Thomas. I love the slow, everyday pace of Thomas’s novels and A Tapestry of Secrets followed the same gentle pace. Ella and Perla, granddaughter and grandmother, the main characters in A Tapestry of Secrets, share their struggles and heartaches in a beautiful touching story about understanding and accepting the past while trying to find meaning now in the middle of change.

Thomas adeptly uses everyday events to create the tension and plot in this novel and that makes her characters and their lives seems so authentic. She also does an admirable job of weaving in parts of related novels for those of us who have read them without confusing new readers. I loved the depth Thomas created in Ella and Perla by intertwining their stories. I did feel that Sadie remained a bit too superficial and I couldn’t move past that about her.

A Tapestry of Secrets is a lovely story about family, friendship, and helping others. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas for my candid review.

Exodus by H. B. Moore

Exodus, the newly released volume 3 of The Moses Chronicles is another captivating story filled with stress, fear, and faith. I’ve really enjoyed reading this series and Exodus was as compelling as the previous two books in series. Author H. B. Moore does a stellar job bringing this Bible story to life in an intense, believable way.

I like how H. B. Moore created strong, vulnerable and authentic characters in this series. She captured well the emotional struggle that Moses must have felt as Pharaoh repeatedly gave his word that the Israelite slaves could leave and then changed his mind. I like how some of the plagues made everyone suffer, Hebrews as well as Egyptians and how that tested the faith of the Hebrews in their new prophet. I like how Moses’ Egyptian mother Bithiah is part of the story and how she brings an Egyptian perspective to everything that happens leading up to the Exodus.

Overall, Exodus is a compelling story that brings the story of Moses to a whole new, realistic level. Nicely done. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of Exodus for my candid review.