Weekly Update #369, it got really hot here...


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I share what's been going on and what's coming up!

I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Another week of mostly staying home, but no more school for the kids. Hallelujah! I did meet a friend who I have seen for months now who I used to see weekly for some froyo. We wore masks and used hand sanitizer. It was great to get out and talk too much, but not something I'll do a lot of yet. Otherwise the only difference is our weather is unseasonably warm. We reached 110 Saturday and then had a brief dust storm and rain. Next week will drop several degrees. Thank goodness.


This Week


Giveaways

One more day to enter the two Onyx & Ivory book boxes I'm giving away. One giveaway is on my blog here and the other is on Instagram here.

Last Week

Check out an interview with the author... Heart of the Ajs by T.E. Bradford (Interview & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit



Welcome to my tour stop! Check out an interview with the author and giveaway below...

Heart of the Ajs
(Six World Saga #1)
By T.E. Bradford
Christian Fantasy, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 52 Pages
September 16, 2019 by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

Summary

She has magic she cannot use…

He has a secret she must uncover.

THE SIX WORLDS OF BAQA

ASFAR, first planet from the sun is a desert planet steeped in superstition and tradition. Nafisa el Faruz is the princess, defender of the sun and champion of her people. Hers is the most powerful magic—zaman, holder of time.

TRINITOS, third planet, is home to the sky gate and the wicked man who controls its use, the Ajs An’hlj. He is yunfah—a wind walker, one who can control the air itself. The only thing he covets more than control is power, and he has his sights set on Nafisa.

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Interview

Would you tell us what inspired you to write Heart of the Ajs?

I wanted to write a story about faith even when the answer wasn’t what you wanted. I don’t know about you, but for me there have been plenty of times when I didn’t understand why God led me somewhere, or why I was facing a trial. But throughout my life I’ve always found that when God says no, it’s because there’s something better coming. And if I can just have faith and hold on, I’ll get to experience the full blessing He’s prepared for me. This is why I wrote Heart of the Ajs.

Would you tell us a little more about the main characters?

Nafisa is headstrong and courageous, and cares for her people. The Ajs is thirsty for power, and doesn’t care who he has to hurt to get it.

What one piece of advice would Nafisa give?

To trust your father – your Heavenly Father.

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

Ooooh, great question! I love everything about this cover. But I’ll let you in on a secret – I designed this cover myself! So yep – LOVE it!

What book(s) are you anticipating reading this year?

I am love love LOVING a book called Freerunner by Kathy Cassel. I seriously like this author and this book, and the idea of Freerunning is so cool! I wish I were athletic enough to do it!!!

What are you working on next?

The next book in my YA/Fantasy series – Child of Destiny – is set to release soon. I can’t wait! Those who read the series prequel will be excited to know Mnementh the dragon returns in this one, along with old and new friends. It’s a super-exciting dive back into Threa that puts our heroine Nova at the center of a conflict threatening to escalate into civil war. You won’t want to miss it!

About the Author

Tracy is the author of the Divide Series, Six World Sagas, and International Bestseller: Kindled Legends – Written in the Stars.

When she’s not busy writing, she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family, snapping photos, or giving voices to her son’s stuffed animals. She reclines her feet in Upstate New York with her very own grumpy kitty, the husband God made just for her, and the son who is her forever best story.

More from Tracy

A large part of the plot for Heart of the Ajs stemmed from a conversation I had with my son. He’d asked me why he still had bad dreams, even after praying for God to take them away.

I searched for the words to explain why God doesn’t always say yes. Sometimes he says no. Or maybe. Or wait–which for me is the hardest answer of all. I thought of an example from when we’d been looking for a new house and didn’t get the one we’d been hoping for. We were so disappointed. But God had a better house in mind for us. We just didn’t know it yet. And at one point my job became very toxic, when after seven years of work I got pregnant and suddenly managers who’d promoted me several times were telling me I wasn’t cutting it. God had a better job in mind for me. I just didn’t know it yet.

I started to wonder if I could weave this truth into a story I’d been working on about a girl who didn’t feel her father or God were listening. She couldn’t see a way out, or understand how anything good could come from where she was.

Yet our precious Heavenly Father always has a plan. A perfect, incredible plan far beyond our wildest imaginings. One He is faithful to reveal with perfect timing.

Even if we may not know it yet.

Tour Schedule

Artistic Nobody, May 22 (Author Interview)
Blossoms and Blessings, May 24 (Author Interview)
By The Book, May 26 (Author Interview)
For the Love of Literature, May 28 (Author Interview)
Wishful Endings, May 30 (Author Interview)
A Baker’s Perspective, June 2 (Author Interview)

Tour-Wide Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, T.E. is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of my book Child of Prophecy, a piece of raw onyx, and a genuine Jasper stone heart necklace!!

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New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for May 25th - May 31st #freebook #booksale #booklinkup #booklinky


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Check out this YA fantasy... Deeplight by Frances Hardinge (#Giveaway) @jeanbooknerd


Deeplight
By Frances Hardinge
YA Fantasy
Hardcover,  Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 432 Pages
April 14th 2020 by Amulet Books

Summary

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure

The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever? When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to his friend when he’s becoming a monster—and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him?

Praise for DEEPLIGHT

★ “Equal parts dazzling fantasy, swashbuckling adventure, and tender coming-of-age tale.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Monsters and mortals collide in this fantasy adventure that explores the hypnotic allure of fear, the adamant grip of the past, and the redeeming power of stories.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Glorious thematic complexity inhabits a wildly inventive world, with the menacing roils of a dangerous sea threatening the archipelago and touches of steampunk rounding out the fantastical elements." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Chilling and provocative, this dark fantasy will appeal to thrill seekers and cerebral tweens." —Booklist  

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About the Author


Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. Known for her beautiful use of language, Hardinge has written many critically acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, Gullstruck Island, Fly by Night, Verdigris Deep, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit the author at franceshardinge.com.  

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- 5 Winners will receive a Copy of DEEPLIGHT by Frances Hardinge.
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Check out a guest post from the author... Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney (Guest Post & #Giveaway) @chapterxchapter @MalMcCartney


Welcome (follow the tour here)! Check out a guest post from the author and the giveaway below...

Heir of Lies
(Black Dawn #1)
By Mallory McCartney
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 456 Pages
April 21st 2020 by MM Books

Summary

“Hope was a dangerous thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw and exposed for the world.”

Emory Fae has only known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those who have special abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath, for the first time in years, they demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth.

Their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within?

But, Adair’s decision will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir.

Heir of Lies is the first book in the bestselling Black Dawn series.

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Guest Post: Road to Publication

Thanks for having me today! Like all authors, my road to publication has been a learning curve. I started to seriously pursue my writing career in 2016, and in 2017 Black Dawn was published. Soon to follow was the prequel Renegade as well as the first edition to Queen to Ashes. As much as I am thankful for the opportunities working with my previous publishing company provided, I am excited to say that Heir of Lies and the sequel Queen to Ashes are published by my own imprint, MM Books. It was a creative decision, and I’m excited to have many more books published under it!


About the Author


Mallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.


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Read an excerpt from Perfectly Imperfect by Kara Leigh Miller with @anaiahpress


Welcome! Read an excerpt from this new YA release below...

Perfectly Imperfect
By Kara Leigh Miller
Christian YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 175 Pages
May 19th 2020 by Anaiah Press, LLC

Summary

Isabelle Carson is charging into her senior year equipped with a handy checklist to ensure nothing goes awry. Things she didn't account for: a hot, new guy who almost runs her over, a messed up class schedule, and a boyfriend who dumps her for one of her best friends. All of that pales in comparison to the threat of her dirty family secrets breaking free from the perfect fa├žade she’s diligently maintained since the death of her brother.

Grayson Alexander is on his fourth school in as many years. Lakewood Valley High is exactly like all the others, with one shiny exception: Isabelle Carson. She’s smart, funny, beautiful— the perfect package. But Isabelle is hiding something, and Grayson is determined to do whatever it takes to win her trust, except step foot in another hypocritical church.

As Isabelle’s life spirals out of control and her carefully crafted, picture-perfect image begins to shatter, Grayson does what no one else can: he makes her laugh and allows her to be imperfect. With rekindled faith, Isabelle sets out to right all the wrongs in her life. But Grayson has been damaged by his own family secrets, and Isabelle will have to decide if the boy she’s falling for more and more each day is a right or a wrong.

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Excerpt

Isabelle…

A fat raindrop splashes on my arm. Then another. And another. The sky opens, and a deluge of rain falls. I scream and cover my head with my arms, as if that will help.

Grayson scoops his jacket from the ground, drapes it over our heads, and together we run toward the rickety, abandoned pier. We climb underneath it, but it’s so old and worn that it doesn’t provide much protection. Rain seeps through the warped slats. Grayson keeps his jacket over our heads, and we huddle together. I reach up and hold one side of the jacket and scoot closer to him.

“You promised this would be fun,” I say.

“You don’t think this is fun?”

“No.” We turn to look at one another at the same time, and our faces are a breath’s width apart. I inhale deeply, but instead of fresh, calming air, I’m bombarded with his scent mixed with the rain.

“We’ll have to agree to disagree on this, then, because this is the most fun I’ve had in a long time.” His eyes search mine.

“On this?” I raise a brow. “We pretty much disagree on everything.”

“Only because you argue with everything I say.”

“Because you’re always wrong,” I whisper. My heart is in my throat.

His gaze dips to my mouth, and I instinctively lean closer. So does he. The rain pounds everything around us, drowning out all sounds, save my thundering heart.

“Belle. My snarky, beautiful little Bible thumper.” A hint of a smile lifts his mouth as he slides his hand along the side of my neck. “Please tell me I’m not wrong about this.”

You can read the first chapter here.

About the Author


Kara Leigh Miller is a full-time wife; stay-at-home mom to 5 kids, 4 pit bulls, and 6 cats; writer, and the Editorial Director at Anaiah Press. She's previously published two adult Christian romantic suspense books. Warped Remains is her first young adult book, but it won’t be her last.



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An undercover actor in a Texas high school... Hickville Crossroads (Review)

Hickville Crossroads
(Hickville High Series #4)
By Mary Karlik
YA Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 255 Pages
May 4th 2020

Summary

Frasier Anderson is one of the hottest teenage actors in the UK, but he’s virtually unknown in the US. Now he’s landed the leading role in a big-budget Hollywood film that could make him an international star.

So how do you prepare a Scot for a role as a Texas high school student? Give him a fake name, a fake accent, and embed him in a Texas high school. He only has to follow three rules:

No drama. No girls. And no telling who he really is.

Jenna Wiley is smart, funny, and has a few no-drama, no-dating rules of her own. Her friendship with new kid Ethan Smith is perfect and might even lead to something more. Except for a few things that don’t add up. Like his mom being afraid to have company. Or their house, which is more staged than lived in. Or his sister, whom nobody talks about.

It all comes to a boil when Frasier’s biggest secrets hit the tabloids and the paparazzi swarm Hillside with Jenna in their sights.

Can Frasier convince Jenna that shy, goofy Ethan Smith is closer to real than the image the tabloids have created?

And can she ever forgive him for breaking the most important rule of all? Because for Jenna, when it comes to love and science, the truth is all that matters.

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My Review

HICKVILLE CROSSROADS is a sweet story about on undercover actor and a girl who has sworn off dating who find an instantaneous attraction to each other. Of course things don't quite go according to plan and drama ensues. Fans of YA contemporaries, where romance is the focus, along with plenty of drama may enjoy this one.

I liked Frasier from the start. A celebrity who is also vulnerable and dealing with overbearing parents while trying to act like a regular guy in high school is a bit of a balancing act. Throw in trying to sound American and hide a Scottish accent as well as the fact that you're an actor and there is quite a challenge. I really liked his character and how sweet he is. Jenna is razor focused on her grades and not dating, especially after a betrayal from her last boyfriend and best friend. She's got a full and loud house at home and a strong group of girlfriends. The first day her and Frasier meet, they just click with those awkward, super-charged moments of chemistry when their eyes meet. Yep, cue the sappy music. Lol! Their story is sweet and starts with hanging with Jenna's family and friends while they try to be friends themselves. Of course, but then things happen and Jenna is all-over-the-place dramatic while Frasier has some serious heartbreak to work through. So, lots and lots of drama.

My issues with the story stemmed from an almost insta-love scenario and the level of drama for a guy who was at school for a single week. I just couldn't quite buy all of it, particularly the anger Jenna felt. I think if the author would have let some time pass where they were seriously dating or actually dating (I don't know that one date would be considered really dating) and them get more embedded in each other's lives, it might have worked. I also didn't get a lot of the issues with communicating with each other and Jenna not knowing what was going on with social media as it is. There were just a lot of little things that I felt needed some ironing out.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, this was a sweet read. I appreciated that it was clean and I liked the overall story and characters.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Xpresso Book Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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Check out the cover for Stay by Jennifer Silverwood + #giveaway! #StayPrism #coverreveal @prismbooktours

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Stay
By Jennifer Silverwood


Romantic Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 216 Pages

"Sometimes, love isn't as magical as people expect it to be..."

Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair, turning myth into a grave reality.

Commanded to work as the savior of true love, Rona realizes that love is just an illusion as grandiose as magic and after two thousand years, she is ready to give up. Until the night a human, deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, sees her. She recognizes him instantly, a lost love. Trouble is, he has no memory of her.

Tasked with mending a relationship between the love she lost thousands of years ago and another woman, Rona will have to learn what it means to be human all over again when past and present collide.

Can love transcend time or will Rona be forced to roam the earth alone, forever?

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Cover History

Check out prior covers for this book originally published in 2013...

All designs, including the updated one, designed by Najla Qamber Designs.

About the Author


Jennifer Silverwood has been involved in the publishing world since 2012 and is passionate about supporting the writing community however she can. After studying traditional art at University, she loves helping Qamber Designs & Media bring authors’ books to life. Jennifer is the author of ten novels and founder of We Write Fantasy, a blog and support group for fellow genre authors. She hopes to share her passion for art, music, and literature via words and work ethic.

Learn more about Jenn’s misadventures in writing & life at www.jennifersilverwood.com


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- Three winners will receive an ebook of Stay
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- Ends May 30, 2020

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I Can't Wait for... The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

This pretty much caught my attention from the title and then that it's inspired by The Princess Bride, which has been a longtime favorite. It's my pick this week...

The Princess Will Save You
(The Princess Will Save You #1)
By Sarah Henning
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages
July 7th 2020 by Tor Teen

Summary

The Princess Will Save You is a YA fantasy adventure inspired by The Princess Bride, in which a princess must rescue her stable boy true love, from the acclaimed author of Sea Witch, Sarah Henning.

When a princess’s commoner true love is kidnapped to coerce her into a political marriage, she doesn’t give in—she goes to rescue him.

When her warrior father, King Sendoa, mysteriously dies, Princess Amarande of Ardenia is given what would hardly be considered a choice: Marry a stranger at sixteen or lose control of her family’s crown.

But Amarande was raised to be a warrior—not a sacrifice.

In an attempt to force her choice, a neighboring kingdom kidnaps her true love, stable boy Luca. With her kingdom on the brink of civil war and no one to trust, she’ll need all her skill to save him, her future, and her kingdom.

“Full of inconceivable wit, daring adventure, and cunning political machinations…It’s as if Sarah Henning looked into my soul that yearned for a book like The Princess Bride and said—as you wish. And yes, this is a kissing book.” —Ashley Poston, author of Heart of Iron

“The Princess Will Save You is everything we love about YA fantasy, complete with first love, sweeping adventure, and a fierce heroine who holds her own. There’s something for everyone in this book.” —Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Sky in the Deep

“An action-packed adventure with a fierce heroine that is sure to enthrall! Sarah Henning has created a fantasy narrative that weaves together love and betrayal, pirates and swordplay. Sure to please anyone who grew up loving tales of princesses.” —Emily Lloyd-Jones, author of The Bone Houses

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A story that tugs on the heart... Stay with Me by Becky Wade (Review & #Giveaway) #SWMPrism #BHPFiction @PrismBookTours

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I stumbled upon Becky Wade's debut years ago and have followed her ever since. Her romance is always chemistry-filled, she writes fabulously complex characters, and the stories themselves are genuine and heartfelt. I think I've cried and laughed and swooned while reading each of her books. She's starting a new series and I'm already in love. Check out my review and a giveaway below...

Stay with Me
(A Misty River Romance #1)
By Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romance
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
May 5th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers

Summary

Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.

When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge mountains to chase down her family’s secret.  However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of an historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.

Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind.  The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life.  Yet, can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?

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My Review

STAY WITH ME is a story of dealing with trauma and the pressure of perfection. It's a story of vulnerability, forgiveness, family, and romance. Readers will love these characters and cheer them on as they try to overcome what life has thrown at them and their own poor choices, while opening up to others and reaching out to God's grace. Definitely recommended to Christian contemporary romance fans and fans of the author!

This is a story that is so prevalent to the time we live in with all the pressures of the world, to be perfect and successful. Prescription drug addiction is such a huge issue in our society. I've been lucky to not have to face it personally, but I could still relate to Gen and Sam and their situations. They were each imperfect and flawed, but were trying to do the right things and trust in God. I loved their interactions with all the banter and sizzling chemistry! They really were a perfect match in how they balanced each other.

Here's one favorite quote from this story:
     Relationships were painful and messy and beautiful and important. The mess came with the beauty. The pain came with the importance.
     That was life. And God was calling him to live it.

Of course, there was more going on in this story than just Gen and Sam. I also loved Gen's relationship with her sister. Gen's mom was a little crazy and very controlling, but I know she had her reasons for her smothering and being overly positive. Then there was a bit of a mystery mixed in too that was an interesting and a unique aspect of this story. There was a strong element of faith, but it never came across as preachy or forced. It was an interesting focus to see how these characters thought they could somehow "pay" God back for saving them or redeem themselves when they couldn't. I'm sure the messages of forgiveness and mercy will resonate with many readers.

Just a few very minor complaints... The Austen references were fun as I'm a fan, although a bit over the top in places. Gen and her sister were part of the Miracle Five, five kids who miraculously survived an earthquake in their teens while on a mission trip. I don't know that I loved the sections from that, but it did act as a set up for future stories in this series. I'm definitely curious to see what happens with Sebastian, Ben and Luke (even though it's going to test Sebastian's and Ben's friendship). At least I hope the series will tell their stories!

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed reading this story! There were lots of connections to struggles many face with drug addiction and feeling "enough." The romance was fantastic as were these characters! If you're a fan of small-town charm, great characters, family, faith and romance then definitely give this new series from Wade a try.

Content: Prescription drug addiction, a reference to abuse and a murder.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

Take a Chance on Me
(A Misty River Romance #0.5)
By Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romance, Novella
ebook, 97 Pages
February 25th 2020

Summary

When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.

Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.

Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he's set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.

This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!

Read my 5-star review HERE.

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About the Author


Becky Wade is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.


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