January 18, 2018

Book Review: This I Know

This I Know: Trusting Your Unknown Future to a Known God

This I Know: Trusting Your Unknown Future to a Known God, by Laura Dingman is an inspirational bible study, which focuses on how to live with the knowledge and faith that God is in control.

In this bible study, the author shares biblical wisdom, inspirational stories, and practical advice on how to help manage concerns and worries. On page 9, Dingman wrote, "When so much is unknown, we need to refocus on what is known--about our God and His Word. We are desperate for God to anchor our present even though we don't know what the future holds. This I Know is a six-week Bible study that walks through biblical truths you can clutch tightly in the unknown. These truths find their roots in the trustworthy characteristics of God.

This book is structured into six weeks, which are titled as A Known God, What Do You Really Believe, Cornerstone, Our Eyes Are on You, Regardless, You Are Good, and I Will Remember. Each chapter is divided into five days and a weekly introduction. Also, there are additional sections, including A Note from the Author, Into the Unknown: An Introduction to This Study, Conclusion: Into the Unknown, and My Deepest Gratitude.

Even though this bible study is set up for a six week bible study, it's easily extended for those wanting to expand this study for longer studies. It's ideal for bible studies and small groups, as well as individual personal prayer and devotional time.

This I Know features is a wonderful resource for various ages, from young adults to older generations.


Note: I received this book from Moody Newsroom, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: Can't Let Her Go

Can't Let Her Go (Nashville Dreams, #2)

Can't Let Her Go, by Sandy James is a contemporary romance, and the second book in the Nashville Dreams series.

Ethan Walker has spent most of his life trying to escape the spotlight of his parents' fame in country music, yet Chelsea Harris is determined to include Ethan in her upcoming charity album. Ethan is satisfied working at his bar, which he co-owns with friends, and avoiding country music. However, he has a wonderful singing voice, and Chelsea needs him to complete her 

Chelsea Harris is a country music star, and she's working on a new album for a charity cause close to her heart. In order to complete this album, she needs Ethan Walker's amazing singing voice. However, he's satisfied with working at the bar, which he co-owns with friends. Ethan has spent most of his life trying to escape the spotlight of his parents' fame in country music, yet Chelsea is determined to include Ethan in her upcoming charity album. This story is entertaining and sincere with plenty of drama.

Can't Let Her Go is geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

January 17, 2018

Book Review: An Uncommon Honeymoon


 
An Uncommon Honeymoon, by Susan Mann is an entertaining contemporary action-suspense romance.

Quinn Ellington, a librarian and rookie CIA covert operative, is marrying her veteran CIA spy partner, James Anderson. While on their honeymoon in the Caribbean, Quinn and James encounter suspicious activity and a drug trafficking ring leading to Russia.

Even though this story is primarily action-suspense, it's a surprisingly sweet romance story between the already happily-in-love couple. James and Quinn balance their active roles in the CIA with their new marriage in this entertaining story. Since Quinn is a librarian, she often adds interesting dialogue during their CIA missions, such as "I'm a librarian. I don't know everything. I just know how to find out about everything."

Since it's the third book in Librarian and the Spry Escapade series, it's ideal to start with the first book, since James and Quinn are the main couple featured in each book. However, this book is a stand-alone, so it's not necessary to read the books in order.

An Uncommon Honeymoon is geared towards those who enjoy reading sweet modern action-suspense romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: One and Done


One and Done, by Melynda Price is a contemporary romance, and it's the first book in the Island of Love book series.

Autumn Harris is celebrating her 30th birthday with a surprise vacation to Cyprus planned by her best friend, Summer. Due to a family emergency, Summer has to abandon their trip, yet she insists that Autumn still go the the Island of Love and follow through with her surprise plans...according to the Best Friends Guidebook for Having Fun.

Balen Kroft is a top ranked surfer currently dealing with a social media scandal, and he's thrilled that Autumn doesn't recognize him. Instead she believes Balen is an unemployed and homeless surfer living in Cyprus, which doesn't deter her from their holiday fling. 

Even though her birthday trip is slightly derailed, Autumn decides to follow Summer's daily plans, along with Balen's assistance. Throughout this story, there are plenty of entertaining moments, as well as drama occurrences.

One and Done is geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

January 16, 2018

Book Review: Bargaining with the Boss


Bargaining with the Boss is a contemporary romance story by Jennifer Shirk.

After dealing with the end of her engagement and employment, Kinsley decided to never date her boss, again. She returned home to work as the hotel manager for their family business, except her brother sold the hotel. While at a friend's wedding, Kinsley decides to abandon her boring side and focus on fun and a handsome stranger. 

When she wakes up in his bed the next day, Kinsley quickly escapes and tries to return to her predictable life. Until the new hotel owner arrives at work, and Kinsley realizes that Damon is the handsome stranger and her new boss. Damon is struggling with his own past issues, which affect his choices regarding the hotel. While Kinsley and Damon adjust to working together, they also deal with their serious attraction.

Bargaining with the Boss is geared towards those who enjoy reading modern romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

January 15, 2018

Book Review: Scoring with the Wrong Twin


Scoring with the Wrong Twin, by Naima Simone is a passionate contemporary romance story.

Sophia Cruz believes that she is shy and awkward, especially compared to her supermodel twin sister. Even though they are identical twins, Sophia and Giovanna are quite different. Also, Sophia is a computer programmer struggling at her job, due to her horrible boss. When Giovanna overbooks two modeling jobs, she convinces Sophia to model in her place, which is when she meets him.

Zephirin Black, a famous pro football player, is captivated by Sophia. Due to meeting at the modeling shoot, Zephirin thinks Sophia is her twin sister, Giovanna. Even though Zephirin and Sophia are wildly attracted to each other, they limit their interaction to only a one-night stand.

Zephirin decides that he wants more of a relationship and tracks down Sophia, who he still thinks is Giovanna. Of course, there's a lot of drama with switching places. Plus, Zephirin has a history of women (particularly an ex-girlfriend) lying to him about serious issues, so he's adamantly against any hint of lying. Sophia and Zephirin have a lot to sort out in their individual lives, as well as their potential relationship.
 
Scoring with the Wrong Twin is geared towards those who prefer amorous contemporary romance books.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

January 14, 2018

Book Review: His Outback Nanny


His Outback Nanny, by Annie Seaton is an enjoyable contemporary romance, and the third book in the Prickle Creek series.

Jemima "Jemmy" Smythe is a successful model, yet her dream is to teach primary school. When she returns to her hometown, Jemmy is excited to interview for a new teaching position, yet her model career is a deterrent to most schools. However, her brother's childhood friend offers Jemmy a nanny job that leads to even more.

Ned McCormack is a single father with three children, as well as a failing family farm to run. The local bank won't provide a loan to him, until the rumor of Ned and Jemmy's wedding spreads throughout the small town. So, they decide to follow through with a marriage of convenience for a year.

His Outback Nanny is geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.