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.

Falling for Maria by Heather B. Moore

Falling for Maria, the newest release in Heather B. Moore Falling series was fun and entertaining to read. Maria, is a young adult woman who just wants to be her happy self. She loves her job and her clients love her work. But after her company’s buyout by another corporation Maria finds her happiness and her job threatened. With delight and aplomb, Moore weaves a story of a woman who realizes that happiness comes from enjoying the little things in life too. Great characters, unexpected plot and fun along the way, Falling for Maria is a quick read. I received a complimentary copy Falling for Maria by Heather B. Moore 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.

Sophia’s Leap-Year Courtship by Kristen Holt

I liked it! Sophia’s Leap-Year Courtship by Kristen Holt was engaging to read. Sophia and Chadwick, both single and unsure, find themselves unpredictably thrown together. A great story line, strong characters and everything I enjoy in a well written, entertaining novel. I thought the character of Thomas Fisher added authenticity to the frontier town setting, despite his incredibly annoying involvement in the plot. I received a complimentary copy of Sophia’s Leap-Year Courtship 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.