If you enjoy reading Regency Romance, join the Facebook event for Summer House Party by Regina Scott, Donna Hatch, and Sarah M. Eden

Prism Book Tours (I'm in charge for this one) is hosting the newest Timeless Regency Collection, Summer House Party, in a Facebook Event on Tuesday, May 31st! Authors Regina Scott, Donna Hatch, and Sarah M. Eden will be talking about their stories, sharing teasers, and giving away prizes. 

This line of books are all fun and sweet stories from some great authors and I've enjoyed all the ones I've read (Autumn Masquerade and A Midwinter Ball) and am highly anticipating reading this one.

Join the event here and I hope to see you there! 

Some amazing and heartbreaking stories... How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon by Jerry Borrowman (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Who knew that the title of this book is actually true and that Yellowstone is a volcano? These are just two of the stories shared in this interesting compilation. See what I thought and enter the giveaway below...

How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand CanyonHow 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon
8 Little-Known Inspiring True Stories from American History
by Jerry Borrowman
Paperback & ebook, 134 Pages
May 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications, Inc.


History turns on small points. From the world's most catastrophic game of chicken to the nail-biting success story at the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, discover fascinating events you've probably never heard of. In this compilation of eight true stories from the forgotten pages of history, learn about disasters caused by human error as well as calamities avoided by quick and clever thinking--the lawsuit that launched Abraham Lincoln's political career, the collapse of the Teton Dam, the invention that revolutionized the world of sound, and more. This book is truly love at first sight for lovers of history.

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Weekly Update #168, And the books to be reviewed are piling up...

Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week! I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as to Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Talk Supe for Bought, Borrowed, and Bagged showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week.

The kids are now out of school. Hurray! No more homework. They do it, but I have to keep on top of it and we're all ready for a break. :) We've been really busy with all the end-of-school stuff. We also had some other things come up and I did not get in the reading time I've needed to, which has pushed me back. 

Tomorrow, for Memorial Day in the US, will be a busy day as we meet with family at my grandmother's grave and then with other family for a BBQ that night. It's about the only time I see some of my cousins and aunts and uncles so it should be an enjoyable day. For those who serve/have served in the armed forces you deserve our thanks and to those with loved ones who have passed on, I hope this is a good day for you to honor and remember.

Here's what to expect on the blog this week...

Check out this contemporary romance... Heart of the Billionaire by Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole (Blitz & Giveaway)

Heart of the Billionaire (Almost an Angel Book 2)Heart of the Billionaire
(Almost an Angel #2)
by Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 173 Pages
May 18th 2016 by Arbor House Books


The scrumptiously romantic series continues with the second book in the Almost an Angel Series by Bestselling Authors Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole

Gracie, an angel-in-training, has completed her first assignment, reuniting Alex and Dawson after their tumultuous breakup. Her elation is cut short when she receives her next assignment: Brooke Matthews—the snotty, entitled, princess, who did everything in her power to snatch Dawson away from Alex.

Where in the world will Gracie find a man to put up with this beauty of a beast?

Nash Rigby is a bull rider. Used to taking life by the horns, he’s willing to enter into an arrangement—a dubious arrangement—to save his father’s ranch. He’s trained to hang on for all he’s worth for eight seconds, but can this cowboy hang on to Brooke long enough to win the prize? Or, will he be able to see Brooke’s inner beauty and find the love of a lifetime? Maybe … with a little help from an almost angel.

Faced with the insurmountable task of helping the cowboy and the billionaire’s daughter fall in love, Gracie digs in, determined to do things her way. When Sheldon, a dark angel with killer looks, floats back into her life, err … afterlife, Gracie must fight against her growing attraction to heaven’s bad boy.

Heart of the Billionaire is a stand-alone novel. But to get the full effect of how things work in the realm of angels, check out Candlelight Kisses (Book 1 in the Almost an Angel Series)

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Praise for the Book

“I did not see that ending coming! Gracie is not what I expected either…she doesn’t fit the mold of what you think an “angel-in-training” is supposed to be like, and it will be fun to see her continue to learn and change. I love her mentor, Gertrude! It is a fun, clean romance that keeps you interested and entertained. Eagerly anticipating the next one in the series!” by Verified Amazon Customer

“Love this series! Nash’s desire to save his father’s ranch touched me. And it helped he’s hot and swoon worthy! And Gracie’s love story with the ‘bad boy’ makes it even more interesting! Love this! Don’t miss it!” Always Reading

A twin's mysterious disappearance... The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

The Lost Twin (Scarlet and Ivy)The Lost Twin
(Scarlet and Ivy #1)
by Sophie Cleverly
Middle Grade
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky


Ivy, I pray that it’s you reading this. And if you are, well, I suppose you’re the new me…

When shy Ivy’s troublemaking twin Scarlet vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, Ivy is invited to “take her place.” But when Ivy arrives, she discovers the school’s true intention; she has to pretend to be Scarlet. She must think like Scarlet, act like Scarlet, become Scarlet. What on earth happened to the real Scarlet, and why is the school trying to keep it a secret?

Luckily for Ivy, Scarlet isn’t about to disappear without a fight. She’s left pieces of her journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find. Ivy’s going to figure out what happened to Scarlet. She’s got to.

But the staff of Rookwood is always watching, and they’ll do anything to keep their secrets buried…

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Meet Dru, the last Porter to have her story told... Her One and Only by Becky Wade (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Becky Wade has become one of my favorite inspirational romance authors. I've been looking forward to her newest release since reading the last book in this series, to find out about the youngest Porter sibling, Dru. I was so happy to find that I loved Dru just as much as the other Porters. Read my full thoughts and check out the giveaway below...

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)
Her One and Only
(Porter Family #4)
by Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Bethany House Publishers


After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans.

But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Read the Prologue and Chapter One here.

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Fun, tasty, and light... Sun and Sizzle by Allison Miller (Review & Giveaway)


The change of seasons always makes me want to also change things up in the kitchen, so this cookbook came at the perfect time. Check out my review and enter the giveaway below...

Sun and Sizzle: Grills to Greens and Everything in BetweenSun and Sizzle
Grills to Greens and Everything in Between
by Allison Miller
Paperback & ebook, 144 Pages
May 10th 2016 by Front Table Books


Gather fresh ingredients and fire up the grill! Prepare in-season, summer-perfect recipes like sweet Aloha Burgers, tangy Garlic Shrimp Skewers, and zesty Barbecue Chicken Sliders, Zucchini Lasagna Rolls, and Chicken and Veggie Pasta. Plus, go beyond with light and savory appetizers, refreshing drinks, and fruity desserts. Excellent for parties or just a day out in the sun, these recipes will have you grilling year round!

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Not all are as they appear... Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin (Blog Tour Review)

I've been looking forward to this one ever since reading and loving the first book in this series (review here). It did not disappoint. See what I thought and enter the giveaway below...

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)Anchor in the Storm
(Waves of Freedom #2)
by Sarah Sundin

Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 400 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Fleming H. Revell Company


One plucky female pharmacist + one high-society naval officer = romance—and danger

For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg’s attentions only annoy–even if he is her brother’s best friend.

During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves–and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?

Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won’t soon forget.

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A heart torn in two... Born to Treason by E. B. Wheeler (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


This is the first book I've read set during the Protestant Reformation in historical England, or Wales, as this one takes place in. Check out my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Born to Treason
Born to Treason
by E. B. Wheeler
Adult Historical Romance, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
May 10th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc.


Joan Pryce is not only a Catholic during the English Reformation but also Welsh, and comes from a family of proud revolutionaries. But when a small act of defiance entangles her in a deadly conspiracy, a single misstep could lead her straight to the gallows! Joan must decide between fighting for freedom and finding love.

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Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop - Beach Bag #lifesabeach #MemorialDay

Welcome to my stop for Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It! You can see the details here.

I've been looking forward to this giveaway for a while. I have a fun bookish tote that says "Professional Fangirl" and an "I LOVE books" water bottle perfect for beach reading. The winner then also gets to choose a book of his/her choice ($15 USD or under). US only.

Must reside in the continental US due to shipping costs. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and have parental permission if under 18. Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Good luck!