Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sigh Worthy ... ^_^

So, tell me your favorite covers! And which books you're most excited for! ^_^


The Noble Servant {A Medieval Fairy Tale #3} by Melanie Dickerson

She lost everything to an evil conspiracy ... but that loss may just give her all she ever wanted.

Since meeting Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg, at Thornbeck Castle, Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him. She knows—as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry—she has no real hope of marrying such a highly titled man, so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him, asking for her hand in marriage.

But all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle. Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle, and his cousin has taken over the title of duke. Left for dead, Steffan is able to escape, and disguised as a shepherd, hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of Wolfberg.

Journeying to the castle, Magdalen has no idea what awaits her, but she certainly did not expect her loyal maidservant to turn on her. Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her, the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geese.

Without their respective titles—and the privileges that came with them—Steffan and Magdalen are reunited in the shepherd’s field. Together they conspire to get back their rightful titles. But they must hurry ... or else they risk losing it all to the uncle’s evil plan.
~ May 9th, 2017 ~


For Love & Honor {An Uncertain Choice #3} by Jody Hedlund

Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

~ March 7th, 2017 ~


A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke - men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced guide. When his guide appears, Sion balks. He certainly didn't expect a woman. But it is not long before he must admit that Tempe's skill in the wilderness rivals his own. Still, the tenuous tie they are forming is put to the test as they encounter danger after danger and must rely on each other.

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons readers to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

~ January 3rd, 2017 ~


To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

Naval officer Ryan Gallagher broke Jenny's heart six years ago when he abruptly disappeared. Now he's returned but refuses to discuss what happened. Furious, Jenny has no notion of the impossible situation Ryan is in. With lives still at risk, he can't tell Jenny the truth about his overseas mission - but he can't bear to lose her again either.

~ February 28th, 2017 ~ 


When Tides Turn {Waves of Freedom #3} by Sarah Sundin

The last thing naval officer Dan Avery wants to see on his radar is glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont—even if she has joined the WAVES.

When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston—both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he’s torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?

With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

~ March 14th, 2017 ~


A Love To Come Home To {A Time of Grace #3} by Alicia G. Ruggieri

A Time of Grace, Book 3 ~ The concluding volume in the A Time of Grace Trilogy. 

Rhode Island, 1937 

Hardened Ben Picoletti thought he’d turned his back on Depression-era Rhode Island years ago. Nothing remains there for him, except for haunting memories of an abusive childhood. Yet when a criminal accusation shatters his ambitions, Ben has nowhere to flee but back to his stepfather’s home. 

There, he finds that redemption yet waits for him … but the sacrifice required to attain it may exceed the limits of his family’s hearts. 

Meanwhile, his musical sister Grace continues her studies in New York. She longs to hear a word of affection from her high-school beau … yet only Paulie’s silence greets her. Grace must decide whether she wants to live in the past or move into an unknown future with unexpected love. 

Lyrical and sensitive to the aching heart, A Love to Come Home To affirms that God delights in being a stronghold in times of trouble; that He renews His mercy every morning; and that He will work every bitter thing together for the good of His children.

~ July 22nd, 2016 ~


The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

Sweeping Historical Fiction Set at the Edge of the Continent

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne's brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?

With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king's mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

~ January 3rd, 2017 ~


The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

A Heartwarming Tale of Courage and Love from Amish Fiction's #1 Author

When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Curious by nature, Sallie loves reading and learning, and she fears that her chances of making a good match with an Amish farmer will be hampered because of it.

Though she loves taking care of nine-year-old Autumn Weaver during the week, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Edward Kreider, a young marine biology student who talks freely about all he's learning and asks about her interests, unlike the guys she grew up with. Sallie wonders if this is the kind of relationship she's been longing for. Then again, Ed isn't from her community - and he's Mennonite, not Amish.

Sallie is afraid of what her parents would think about her new friendship. But that's not all she's fearful of. When unexpected danger threatens Autumn, Sallie will have to put her fears aside. Will this be a summer to remember, or one to forget?

~ April 4th 2017 ~


A Stranger at Fellsworth {Treasures of Surrey #3} by Sarah E. Ladd

When a stranger comes to Fellsworth School, everything begins to change ... including the stranger.

Annabelle Grayson has it all—beauty, wealth, and wit, but when her guardian brother loses their fortune, he insists that she marry his colleague to help restore his business—a colleague she knows is involved in illegal activities. She sees only one way out of the dangerous situation: she escapes from her home in London to the safety of her estranged uncle’s home at the Fellsworth School.

Owen Stratford, a widower, father, and gamekeeper at Amberton Park, is intrigued yet suspicious of the newcomer. His daughter, along with the townspeople, sings her praises, but something about this stranger is different. As the only person in town aware of her secret past, he determines to solve the mystery surrounding her in order to protect those he loves.

After settling into a new way of life, Annabelle falls for the humble gamekeeper and dreams of a future in this simpler life, and over time, Owen thinks he can trust Annabelle, despite the dark mystery shrouding her. But when Annabelle’s brother learns of her whereabouts and blackmails her back into his world, she grows desperate. She wants to resist her brother’s demands, but by remaining at the Fellsworth School she puts everyone in danger. When the unthinkable happens, only Owen can piece together the puzzle to set Annabelle free. When all comes to light, the two souls must come to terms with the secrets in the shadows before they can find peace and love in the light.
~ May 16th 2017 ~


She Walks In Power {Protectors of the Spear #1} by MaryLu Tyndall

Alexia D'Clere didn't ask to be Protector of the Spear, but after her dying mother gave her the tiny metal object and made her promise to keep it safe, she had no choice. Orphaned at age 9, she began to take over the running of her parent's castle with the help of a trusted steward. Yet, when a plot to murder her was revealed, a friar whisked her away to live hidden in the forest. There, she learned to shoot expertly with bow and arrow and hone her skills to see into the spirit realm.

Now, at 18, she continues to keep the spear protected, provide meat for the starving village, while secretly caring for her ill sister who still lives in the castle.  With Alexia's powers of spiritual discernment and her skill as an archer, she is no match for those who come for the spear. That is until she meets Ronar LePeine, one of the King's elite guard.  

Ronar desires nothing more than to do his duty to God and King and pay penance for his past sins. Yet a forest sprite with red, flaming hair blocks his every move, all the while enchanting him like no other.  Something evil lurks at Castle Luxley, and both Ronar and Alexia are soon thrust into the middle of a spiritual battle which will not only test their very beliefs, but put them both in mortal danger.

~ September 2016 ~

20 comments:

  1. Ooh. *devours* They're all so beautiful! I especially love The Ebb Tide -- that beach makes me sigh. ^_^ I also love The Farthest Shores. I guess I'm in an ocean-y mood. :P

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    1. Aren't they just, Emily? ^_^ Definitely the ocean scenes on both of those covers are breathtaking! I agree ... makes me sigh too! :)

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  2. Beautiful covers, all!
    The first one is gorgeous but I won’t be reading it.
    Elizabeth Camden’s book looks and sounds lovely!
    And of course I can’t wait for “When Tides Turn”!!! I so love that cover.
    And Alicia’s book!!!! Have you read the first two books in the series? I LOVE her books SOOO much!!! Seriously cannot wait. At all. ^.^

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    1. Yes, they are, Raechel! ^_^

      It does! Probably my favorite cover from Elizabeth Camden! Just gorgeous!!

      I KNOW! When Tides Turn is just so beautiful and perky! I love it! And I'm sure I'll LOVE the story too!! Can't wait! :D

      I haven't actually read any of Alicia's books, but they sound really good! And now that you're saying how much you love them ... I really, really want to read them!! :)

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    2. I agree :)
      Yes! I know, so much excitement! It will be hard to wait for it!

      Ah okay, well yes, you should read them! I think you'll enjoy them quite a bit!! :)

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    3. Yes, I really should give Alicia's books a try!! :)

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  3. So many new favorites, although I'm definitely excited for Jody's, Elizabeth's and of course, Sarah's. Not only the covers, but the stories inside. :)

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    1. YES! Those three! ^_^ I definitely agree, Rissi! I'm probably most excited for Sarah's! :)

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  4. Oh, there are so many lovely covers here! :-) I've never read Jody Hedlund, but her cover and the description intrigued me when I first saw it a few days ago, so I'm looking forward to reading that one. I'm reading one of Jocelyn Green's Civil War books right now and really enjoying it -- The Mark of the King is one that's definitely going on my TBR list.

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    1. ^_^ Oh yes, you should give Jody Hedlund a try, Alicia! For Love & Honor is the third in her YA series ... which I've only read the first of; but I look forward to reading the next two! :)

      I read on of Jocelyn Green's Civil War books ... very well done! And yes, The Mark of the King sounds really intriguing! And I am rather fond of the cover too! :)

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  5. I don't think I'm really planning to read any of these BUT aaaahh, I LOVE the cover of the first one!!! :O One of the prettiest covers I've seen in a long time! :D EEK. I love your cover posts. XD Ooh, have you seen that the third Thornbeck book of Melanie Dickerson's has a cover?? Because it does. :)

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    1. ISN'T IT GORGEOUS, Deborah??? ^_^ I was so delighted when I saw the cover of For Love & Honor! You should read the series! It's historical I think, but has a fairytale/knights & princesses kind of feel.

      Do you read much for historical? You should try Sarah Sundin's books tooo!!! :D

      YES! I did see Melanie Dickerson's newest cover!! But I couldn't find a high definition pictures ... :( Made me wonder if the cover was supposed to be out to the public yet. *shrugs* Anyway, can't wait to read it!!!! ^_^

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    2. I don't read much historical unless the idea really grabs me, but I might check her out. :)

      Melanie posted it on her Facebook page so I assume it's supposed to be public. :) https://www.facebook.com/MelanieDickersonBooks/photos/a.207178799374897.47287.173975372695240/1060644790694956/?type=3&theater

      Also! I tagged you on my book blog for a Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. :) Because, you know, books. ;) No pressure to do it but thought I'd let you know! ^_^
      https://thepagedreamer.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/mid-year-book-freak-out-tag-2016/

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    3. Okay! ^_^

      Ooh, thanks for the link! So it is public then, good! :D I think I'll add it to this post! Hehe. :)

      Oh, thank you for the tag!!! I'll definitely check it out and hopefully do it! :) :)

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    1. I know, Natasha!! ^_^ Makes my heart sigh! :D

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  7. I'm looking forward to reading "When Tides Turn"! :)
    I am also super excited for "The Ebb Tide"!!!! I love the cover! :D

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    1. Me too, Rebekah!!! So excited! =D

      The cover for The Ebb Tide is so pretty! I usually enjoy Beverly Lewis's books! ^_^

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  8. Thank you for featuring When Tides Turn! I love this cover so much - Revell just gets better and better :)

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    1. For real! I nearly squealed when I saw the cover for When Tides Turn ... it's gorgeous! ^_^ You're welcome, Sarah! :)

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