The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch

The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch, the newest Timeless Romance single, is entertaining, refreshing and fun to read. Rowena Emerson is a young woman on a mission but she wants Evan Barnes, a long-time neighbor and recently returned war veteran, to assist her. Rowena wants her widowed father to marry Evan’s recently widowed mother. With carefully planning Rowena feels certain she and Evan will succeed; however, Evan though seems cautious and reluctant about everything, including his friendship with Rowena. Full of unexpected twists and touching exchanges, Donna Hatch creates a charming story of love, loss, and hope. Heather B. Moore gave me a copy of The Matchmaking Game for my candid review.

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden was a touching story of struggle and redemption. Once again Elizabeth Camden did not disappoint with her new historical novel about war, love, and pearls.  Jenny is a disciplined army nurse who has worked hard on the night shift to provide a secure life for herself and Simon who raised her. Ryan is the naval officer that won Jenny’s heart and then disappeared.

I love how Camden seems to effortlessly weave historical details into a moving and poignant plot. Full of surprises, heartbreak, and unexpected turns, To the Farthest Shores is a story of depth and struggle that explores forgiveness, revenge, and resilience.

Full of strong, complex characters, and impeccable historical details, this a complex story worth reading. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden for my candid review.

Quick Tips for Busy Families: Jay Payleitner

Great ideas! Quick Tips for Busy Families: Sneaky Strategies for Raising Great Kids is full of helpful suggestions to navigate busy family life. Payleitner offers a variety of fun, serious, and sanity saving tips to help your family succeed with both routine and daunting challenges. I enjoyed the honest and humorous tone of his book. I especially appreciated Payleitner’s focus on intentionally building strong relationships with your children regardless of age and family situation. He shares ideas that are easily adaptable for different ages of children. I found this book a helpful, well organized resource that is formatted nicely for quick reference. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Quick Tips for Busy Families by Jay Payleitner for my candid review.

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

A Note Unsung is the most recent Belmont Mansion novel and the first novel I have read by Tamera Alexander. I loved it! Well written and captivating, Alexander takes us into the world of female musicians trying to share their talents with society at a time when females performing in public was not only taboo, it just wasn’t done.

Full of strong, intriguing characters, A Note Unsung introduces us to Rebekah, a classically trained violinist who returns from Europe to Nashville and a precarious situation. Then there is Tate Whitcomb, the accomplished, young conductor of the new Nashville Philharmonic, who bears the responsibility of making the orchestra a success despite his personal secrets and struggles. The intriguing mistress of Belmont Mansion Adelicia Cheatham as well as other supporting characters create a story full of emotion, suspense, and beauty.

Alexander masterfully created a compelling, historical novel that beautifully shares the struggles that female musicians like Rebekah faced. I loved reading A Note Unsung and I found a new favorite author! Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Note Unsung by Tamera Alexander for my candid review.

A Season in London: Timeless Regency Collection

What do a poor relative, a clandestine painter and a young woman desperate to make her first London season her final one have in common? These women are the main characters of the most recent addition to the Timeless Regency Collection. A Season in London by authors Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore and Rebecca Connolly delivers another entertaining collection of novellas focusing on the quintessential London season. Distinctive characters, unexpected plots, and plenty of wit and humor make Emma, Emily and Daphne women who know how to hold their own despite society’s expectations. A charming collection. Heather B. Moore gave me a copy of A Season in London for my candid review.