Take a Texas Road Trip in On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Story:
A woman without a future. A man running from the past.
One enchanting place where broken dreams are mended.

If there's one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it's a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. Unsure about the next phase in her life, she heads to Rainbow's End Resort for some R&R when a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash right in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He has spent the past year wandering the country on his motorcycle, trying not to think about the future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

As these broken people collide, they find that a bright future is still ahead--it just might not be the one they imagined for themselves.

Meet Your New Favorite Heroines in The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder
by Rachel McMillan
Copyright 2016
Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736966405
The Story:
In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer. 

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor. 

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever—if they can stay alive long enough to do so. 

Read what others are saying about the book on the Litfuse website!

Say "HI!" to Rachel and learn more about her books on her website!

My Thoughts:
Herringford and Watts are taking 1900s Toronto by storm, and its men are falling at their feet - well,  two of them anyway! Ray DeLuca and Jasper Forth have no choice but to follow the lady detectives through the city's grittiest slum to the beautiful new garden theater as they try to nab the killer who's terrorizing working class women. Jem and Merinda prove adept at solving crimes for their many new (unpaid) clients, but the main suspect in their biggest case is proving to be elusive and dangerous. Will they catch him before any more of Toronto's citizens pays the ultimate price? 

Learn a Lesson in Love—Tippy Style— in Dana Mentink’s New Book (Plus a Prize Pack Giveaway)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Toby, Tippy, and Coco!

The Story:
Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother’s elderly dog, Tippy, he’s quick to call on a pet-sitting service. 

Gina isn’t thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can’t abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy. 

As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too… 

Meet the author! Part of the proceeds from the book will be donated to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue! 

Read what others are saying about the book! 

My Thoughts:
Just in time for baseball season the story of canine Tippy and her human family will steal hearts everywhere. Sit, Stay, Love is a sweet romance where two people meet and fall in love all because of one precocious fur ball. Tippy, an elderly mutt who belonged to Cal Crawford's late mother, throws a curveball at Cal's plans for a life focused solely on his career as an ace pitcher. He hires Gina, a former teacher turned dogsitter, to take care of his four-legged "problem", in hopes that he can return to the mound with no baggage to hinder his progress after an injury. Little does he know that Tippy and God have other plans. 

Marvel's Doctor Strange ~ Teaser Trailer

Guys. It's FINALLY here! *insert heart eyes emoji* After all those photos in EW a few months ago and the set photos shared by Marvel last week, I've been dying to see some real footage of Benedict Cumberbatch aka Stephen Strange in action or at least some more details on the story itself. While there isn't much in the way of action, I loved the glimpses of Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams that I wasn't expecting to see!

I've posted the trailer below. Let me know what you think! 

Do you have a favorite Marvel hero, villain, or story? I'd love to hear it. Comments, please!!

FYI: Agent Peggy Carter is my favorite Marvel heroine. Loki is my favorite baddie and the Cap and Bucky are my favorite Marvel bromance. 

My Review ~ Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Because of Miss Bridgerton
by Julia Quinn
Copyright 2016
Avon Books
ISBN: 9780062388148

The Story:
Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...
This is not one of those times.
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.
Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...
Or not.
There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.
But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor...
Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without...

Litfuse Blog Tour: Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Back in the Saddle
by Ruth Logan Herne
Copyright 2016
Multnomah Books
ISBN: 9781601427762

The Story:
The prodigal is coming home.
It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.
He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he’s determined to find out what she’s hiding…and why.
Colt’s return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam’s right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn’t thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray’s Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor. And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district’s wealth and power—or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?
Read what others on the tour are saying about the book on the Litfuse site!
My Thoughts:
Over the years, Ruth Logan Herne has become one of my favorite Love Inspired authors. If you ever want a story that's full of faith, hope, love, and laughter you should make Ruth's books your top picks. This time around with a brand new publisher (Multnomah) Ruth introduces us to a family who is akin to the Cartwright family from the classic western TV series, Bonanza.