Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
While I receive many books in exchange for review, I am never required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere

Official blurb- "Cara Bernay has never fit in. At loose ends in 1881 London after a near tragedy costs her a job, she befriends a carefree artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist's brother--a handsome but arrogant earl forcing his brother back to a "respectable" life.

Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His younger brother is the one person who can save their family, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara's mysterious background, Henry sees she's a positive influence on his brother and on Henry's young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate. 

But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster."
This is the most stunning conclusion to the London Beginnings series that I could have imagined. I had thought that Rosalyn would be my favorite of the three, but Cara's story had me captivated. I was not willing to put it down! The setting was, of course, stunning. The cover- exquisite! The storyline- unimaginable! Each character brought life and meaning to the story, whether they were on every page or only one. Even the most minor of characters added depth to the story. There was no fluff in the book. Only what made me want to devour it more. Some highlights for me include- Cara's special bond with Amelia, the incredible last chapter and epilogue, all the little historical facts which sneaked into the pages, and the surprising twist near the end. The character arcs will make you want to squeal with delight, and you really won't get enough of this story before you find it is drawing to a close. So enjoy it while it lasts!

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Review: Hidden Legacy by Lynn Huggins Blackburn

Caroline just wants to stay with her almost-adopted, two-weeks-left-in-the-process, son, Henry, and live a peaceful life. Go to work, spend time with family, normal people stuff. Well, all that changes when someone starts taking shots at them. And tampers with the water heater and CO detectors, and.... other stuff that I can't say, cause that would be spoiling. What's worse is that the attack seems to be targeting not her, but Henry. Her main protector during these threats just happens to be the man that broke her heart 13 years ago, and if she isn't careful, he'll have her heart again.

I'm giving this book 5 stars.

1: This is a new to me author, but I absolutely loved her! And I could tell from what backstory there was in this book that I would have loved book one too. I'm going to have to find it.

2: The plot was really good. It was pretty unique, and had lots of angles. This guy working for those guys, who had that guy kill that guy, because this guy promised them something from that guy. Yeah.... one I'll remember for a long time.... maybe because who would hire a hit on a baby!?!?!?!?!!? For real????

3: There is a great subplot of forgiveness woven in and around this story. Along with trust, and growing faith in God, and His sovereignty. It was great!

4: Mama Drake.... was hilarious and lovable and funny. I loved her. And Heidi, who was only present in the last couple of chapters was someone else I loved. (She was mentioned throughout, just not present.) I really need to read book one, because I need to know more about her.

5: What a great ending! I really hope that there are more books to come in this series, cause I'd like to have a little glimpse back into Caroline and Jason & Heidi and Blake's lives.