It's after 2am but this had to be shared...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Guys. You know I love my Marvel and my Cap and his bromance with Bucky, so this trailer hit me right in the feels. I should be sleeping, but I know my fangirling heart will not rest until I share this clip. Some spoilers for those of you who haven't seen the Avengers films. Don't say I didn't warn ya. xx

Litfuse Blog Tour ~ A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Thousand Shall Fall
(Shenandoah Valley Saga, Book 1)
by Andrea Boeshaar
Copyright 2015
Kregel Publishers
ISBN: 9780825443817
The Story:
A Story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War

Nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is independent and spirited. The only thing she really fears are the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends. When her youngest sister runs away from home, brave Carrie Ann is determined to find her and bring her back. Disguised as a soldier, she sets off--only to find she's fallen into the hands of the enemy.
Her childhood friend Confederate Major Joshua Blevins has warned her against these Yankees: they're all devils, ready to inflict evil on unsuspecting young women. When Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, it seems to confirm all her fears.
Soon, though, she finds herself drawn to the handsome, gallant colonel. He rescued her, protected her, and has been every inch the gentleman. Carrie Ann discovers that her foe has become her ally--and more than that, someone she could love. But the arrival of Joshua in the Union camp as a spy will test her loyalties. Will she protect someone who has been like family or be loyal to this stranger to whom she wants to offer her heart? When her world is being torn apart around her, whom should she trust?
To read what other reviewers are saying about the book, check out the Litfuse Tour page!

My Thoughts: 
Sadly, my library of Civil War fiction is severely lacking. I love reading stories set during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, and there just haven't been many options in that category of late.  Five or six years ago, a different story, I guess the trends are changing!

Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman ~ My Review

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Story:
She stole his heart. 
He stole her peace. 
Can hope steal their pain? 

Isle of Hope
by Julie Lessman
Copyright 2015
Available as an e-book
Paperback coming soon
At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack O'Bryen, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves. Now, eight years later, she’s back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she’s burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack’s pastor father that damaged his son’s faith. But can a turning of tables—and hearts—lead the way back to “hope” for them all?