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Upcoming Reviews

Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!! I’ve had a busy, busy week as I moved to a new place. So, instead of sharing what’s in my TBR pile, I decided to give you a sneak peek at some upcoming reviews.

Vannetta Chapman’s Deep Shadows

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The review for Deep Shadows ​is coming to you June 28th!

Ms. Chapman is known for her Amish novels; however, with Deep Shadows, ​she enters the genre known as Dystopian fiction (which I absolutely love). Are you curious as to how she weaves the tale…?

​Here’s the info from the back cover: “All It Takes Is One Night
to Plunge the World into Darkness

Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe—until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn’t changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority—to keep Shelby and her son safe—could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby’s faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.”

​If you’re intrigued, be sure to come back to read my thoughts.


Marguerite Martin Gray’s Hold Me Close

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This will be my first read by Ms. Gray. Hold Me Close will be a part of SLB tours and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on July 5th!

​From the back cover: “Lestarjette, a Frenchman, arrives in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1772 without purpose or plans. He encounters a society on the brink of revolution and is forced to make decisions that include finding meaning and direction in his carefree life. Who can he trust in his endeavors to prosper? Will he be able to stay neutral in a battle for independence? When decisive events confront him, will he stay or leave? Running from God and commitment is a constant option.

Elizabeth Elliott, daughter of a prominent British citizen, believes God will hold her close in uncertain and changing times. Faced with making difficult decisions about her loyalties, she finds comfort in close friends, a devout sister, and her music. When the mysterious Frenchman with no commitment to God or Charles Town enters her life, her role in the political battle is challenged. Can she trust her heart in volatile situations?

Set in pre-revolution Charles Town, Hold Me Close takes the reader into the lives of immigrants, ordinary citizens, and prominent historical figures at a time in which decisions are made that will change the world.”


Catherine West’s The Things We Knew

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I am a FAN of Ms. West. Her books no how to pull tears out of me and make me devour the pages to see if a happily ever after is possible. So it’s with great excitement that I jumped at a chance to review her latest works. It could have been a cookbook and I would have read it. 😉 Tune in on July 12th for a review and interview.

​From the back cover: “When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother’s best friend and Lynette’s first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can’t.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.”


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