The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

Hello, folks today we are going to review my latest read: The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

This book was full of endless adventure and more. It kept me at my seat and it was very well written.

When we start the book we meet a young, captive Native American girl, Mercy Lytton and her best friend and Ranger Captain Matthew Prinn. Matthew and Mercy are commanded to take the French traitor Elias Dubois to a fort in Boston over stealing gold. Mercy has been taken on in the military as a scout due to her keen eyesight. Mercy carries a lot of pain and heartaches. Due to this, she feels that God abandoned her.

Elias, Mercy, Matthew, and Rufus Bragg (the Captain’s son) are in charge of traveling through the New York forest. The group pose as a family with Elias and Mercy, as husband and wife. The trek becomes very dangerous and complicated. They run into many dangerous situations and eventually have a to bury the gold due to an Indian invasion and fight against the French. (What I believe is probably related to the French and Indian War) 🙂 It becomes a brutal fight and our travelers meet other individuals as well, which causes more issues for the group. Elias shares his faith with Mercy.

Elias and Mercy are constantly at each other’s necks, but there becomes a fondness toward each other. Will Mercy get past the fact that Elias is a traitor and show compassion? Will Mercy let go of the hurts and listen about the God Elias Dubois speaks of?  Will Elias reveal the secrets he holds and who he really is? Will they survive their journey to Boston without being killed and caught in the middle of a raging battle? You’ll have to grab a copy for yourself.

Here are some retailers where you can find this book:

Amazon: Kindle: $8.52; Paperback $8.97

BarnesandNoble: Paperback $9.69; Nook Preview: FREE

Walmart: $8.97 Paperback

Christianbook: $8.79 Paperback

I want to thank the publisher, Barbour Publishing, for the opportunity to read this great book. I didn’t have to write a review, but I enjoy my books so much, I just have to. I really enjoyed this book and the historical details were awesome. It was written well and made me want more. I was constantly thrilled to sit and read this book. A five star recommendation for sure.

I hope to see you again very soon with another book. Have a great July 4, and I’ll see you next time.

Happy Reading.


No matter how long ago; wrongs can be forgiven

Hello, everyone. Happy Summer! I can’t believe it is the beginning of the summer season. I have several more books to share with you in the coming weeks. Plus there are some updates happening with my book review programs. I hope to continue to review these awesome books for you in the future months. Anyway… let’s dive into today’s latest read.

Today we are going to take a look at Rebecca Jepson’s newest book in the ‘My Heart Belongs in…’ Series, “My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado–Millie’s Resolve.”

We meet Millie Cooper, a fisherman’s daughter, as doctor’s assistant to Doctor Murphy in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Millie has been residing in Glenwood Springs for the past seven years  since she was left dreadful heart broken by Stephen Drexel on Nantucket Island. She thought that moving away to pursue a new life would heal her hurts. Instead her past meets back up with her in this small Coloradoan town.

John Drexel, brother of Stephen Drexel, has journeyed far in order to help his mother’s ill health and to pursue some business deals. John Drexel is in need of an nurses aid to his mother and his pregnant sister-in-law Florence. When he goes to speak with the local doctor, he discovers Millie Cooper is the doctors assistant. Although John knows that his mother may treat Millie uncouth due to her financial standings and the previous encounter, he feels she is the best choice for the job. Millie prayerfully considers the offer.

When Millie reluctantly accepts the offer John Drexel proposes, her world is turned up side down and she does not understand why God has lead her to help the individuals (the family) that hurt her so many years ago. Not only does Millie have to take care of the ill-mannered Katherine Drexel, but the situation becomes worse, as Millie must somehow help Stephens’ wife, who is dealing with a difficult pregnancy. On top of all the difficult situations, John soon draws a attraction toward Millie and enjoys the companionship of her in the Drexel house. But he does not know how to express nor handle the feelings.

What will John do with the feelings he possesses? Will he hide and lock them deep inside, never to let them out? Does Stephen Drexel still deep down have feelings for Millie? How can Millie face Stephen after all that has happened between them? Will she be able to forgive the wrongs that the Drexels have put upon her? Well…. you will have to find a copy for yourself. Here are a few places where you can find today’s book:

Walmart: $9.73 paperback

Amazon: $9.24 kindle; $9.73 paperback

Barnes and Noble: $10.99 Nook; $10.61 paperback

Christianbook: $9.49 paperback; $8.99 ebook

This book was great read. The book kept you interested in this crazy love triangle. Every twist and turn keeps you wanting to read more and more. Also, faith was a strong factor in this book and the main message of this novel was to learn how to forgive others, even if they’ve hurt you more than anything you can imagine. Hearts can forgive, especially with God’s help and grace.  Lastly, I want to thank Barbour Publishing for the complimentary copy of this wonderful novel. I was not obligated to post a review, but I felt it was only right to give my opinion so others can find good books to read.

Thanks for visiting today. If you like what you see on this blog, feel free to follow. Until next time… Happy Summer and Happy Reading!!! 🙂

Pelican Point where hearts can mend and heal

Welcome back to Hope Harbor in today’s review of Pelican Point by Irene Hannon. This time we meet Marci Weber, the newspaper’s lead journalist. She’s lived in Hope Harbor long enough to feel safe from her past harms and to know the great neighbors, who watch out for each other. Until this army doctor, Ben Garrison comes to two to settle his grandfather’s estate. Ben is about to turn her quiet world upside down.


Ben Garrison is a former Army Doctor who has come to Hope Harbor to clean up his grandfather Skip’s estate and to sell the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Ben wants to forget the past of the military and get moving on to the new life he’s planned at a physician at a practice in Ohio. However, he meet Marci, who is a spunky, stubborn woman, who has caught his eye. She is determined to figure out a way to save the old landmark, much to his detriment. Marci wants to fight for the old lighthouse and Ben feels like it is an unwanted burden. Will Ben and Marci team together or will they sever ways?


In the novel, we also meet a lovely young couple, Rachel and Greg, who are Ben’s next door neighbors. Greg has been injured and the situation has strained their young marriage. With the help of Marci, Ben, and the Pelican Point Lighthouse, will Rachel and Greg mend their relationship or will it end in the trouble it is in now?


Will Ben and Marci put their past experiences behind them and learn from the situations or will their experiences eat them alive. Well… you will have to find a copy and read it for yourself. 🙂


I really enjoyed being back in Hope Harbor. Irene Hannon does a great job on the characters and makes the situations realistic. The only things that made me confused about the books was that there wasn’t much about faith in this edition of the series, and the situation near the end of the book made me feel upset. It was very overwhelming to me, because it was very close to situation I was going through at the time. Plus, there were some suggestive situations, but I didn’t think too much of it at the time. It just gave the book some drama and some realism.


You can find this book at the following locations or you can visit your local bookstore.


Walmart: $10.99 Paperback


Amazon: $8.63 Kindle; $10.99 paperback


Barnes and Noble: $9.99 Nook; $11.76 paperback


Christian Book: $9.99 paperback; $8.53 ebook


Lastly, I want to thank the publisher for giving me a complementary copy to review the this book. It was a very good read and one I will add to my collection. I look forward to reading the next book in the Series.


I can’t wait to share with you our next read come next week. I’ll see you next time for the next edition in the bookluvrblog. Happy Reading!!!

A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot

I’m sorry for the delay but today, I’m going to be spending some time to get my book reviews over to you. Today, we are looking at the book “A Borrowed Dream” by Amanda Cabot in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy.
“In A Borrowed Dream” we meet a young teacher named Catherine Whitfield,who is mourning the lost of her mother under the hands of a doctor, who she feels, treated her incorrectly and allowed her to die. Catherine tells herself at no matter what cost she will not allowed the town doctor to care for any one in her care ever again. She ‘doctors’ the children in her class and helps them heal. But things began to change for her when a young girl and her handsome father come to town.
Widower Austin Goddard and his daughter Hannah hold a secret. Austin has decide to began a new life as a rancher in Texas and put his pass behind him. If he starts anew, he can get away from the criminals that have put him and his precious daughter, Hannah in danger and create a better life for his heartbroken little girl.
When Austin meets Catherine at the school house, sparks begin to fly between them. However, when a middle aged woman comes to town in need of help from a doctor, things become more complicated. Will Austin reveal the secret he holds? Will Catherine change her opinions of doctors and help this woman she soon cares for very much? Will a little faith from God and trust in each other help the wounds all these individuals carry be healed?
So much more will be revealed, but I don’t want to say too, much to spoil this lovely story. Amanda Cabot has done a wonderful job creating realistic characters and events. I could not put this book down. I want to thank the publisher and blogger program, Revell Reads, for giving me the opportunity to read this complimentary book for my honest opinion. It was a great read and it will be a series I will return to again and again.
If you would like to find a copy for yourself, please check out the following retailers:
Walmart: $11.85 Paperback
Amazon:$11.85 paperback; $8.63 kindle
Barnes and Noble: $12.80 paperback; $10.99 Nook
Christian Book: $9.99 Paperback; $9.04 ebook
Tomorrow we will be looking at our next read: Pelican Point by Irene Hannon. This is the sequel to last spring’s review book “Sandpiper Cove.” I can’t wait to tell you what happens, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

I’m so sorry for the delay- now to Hearts Appeal

Hi, everyone. Time got away from me. I’m very, very sorry, but I haven’t forgotten all of you. I love reviewing books for you all. Tonight it is raining, so I decided to get this long awaited post to you. Are you guys ready?

The Hearts Appeal by Jennifer Delamere is about two people Julia Bernay and Michael Stephenson. These two individuals come from different sides of the tracks and living on opposing sides. Julia Bernay is longing to become a doctor in London of the 1880s. At this time, it seemed awful for women to become doctors. However, Julia was trying her best to become one. She had gotten through nursing school and was preparing for her schooling to be come a doctor. However, her school of choice is battling a lawsuit.

Michael Stephenson is a barrister for the Grey’s Inn district of London. Michael has been assigned to serve as the lead lawyer for the case against the women’s doctor school.

As Julia is on her way to a conference, the train she is on derails. Coincidentally, Michael is also on this train with his sister and his girlfriend. Michael is seriously injured and a metal spike stabs him in his neck artery, but Julia with her expert  training is able to apply the correct pressure and saves him until a real doctor comes.

Julia worries over her patient and wants to make sure he is okay and that she treated him correctly. She soon arrives at his sister’s house and meets Michael. Soon Michael decides to teach Julia Latin for her medical exam in exchange for saving his life. Michael agrees against his sister’s orders to help Julia reach her goals. This is entirely against what he is working toward.

Will Michael and Julia get past there differences and reveal deep secrets? Will Michael and Julia help each other succeed? And the question you are most wondering about do they fall in love? Well… You are just going to have to grab your own copy.  Although I will give you a slight hint, I believe there will be a sequel . 🙂 I can’t wait.

Before I got I want to thank the publisher, Bethany House Publishers, for letting me review this book for my honest opinion. It was a great read and I can’t wait for the next edition.

Here are some locations to find this awesome book:

Walmart: $12.53

Amazon: $9.99 Kindle; $12.53 Paperback

BarnesandNoble: $13.06 Paperback; $10.49 Nook

Until next week, Happy Reading!!!

The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

Happy Tuesday every one! It is the third day of the week by definition. 🙂 And it’s time for us to look at my latest read: The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo. Due to the fact I was sick last week, I didn’t get a chance to post my review, so I apologize. 😦

This  book is from the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. Now I have never read this series before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. For one, I noticed that the book was in two sections and very fast moving. The novel starts out with a girl named Maribel Cordoba on her way to Cuba with her father. Her father told her he had to take her with him on his voyage because her Mama and Grandfather had died suddenly in an accident. Maribel is devastated and clings to the only item she has left; her mother’s scarf.

The one thing about Maribel is she loves the sea and she loves to teach others to read, especially pirate books. Her best friend on the ship is William and he watches out for her. Maribel has a fascination about pirates. One day, Captain Cordoba’s ship is overtaken by the what Maribel suspects as pirates. This man is Captain Jean Beaumont. Captain Cordoba and Captain Beaumont enter a duel on board. The Cordoba ship is over taken and the two men end up in the ocean. Captain Cordoba drowns. Maribel is left an orphan and ends up on Jean Beaumont’s ship, which she argues is a Pirate Ship versus a Privateer Ship Beaumont declares.  Beaumont is reluctant in keeping Maribel on this ship, but obliges as she proves to be his best watch out.

However, during one of Maribel’s look outs one night the ship is over taken by the French, as there is a bounty on Captain Beaumont’s head. The ship was not taken at this point however during the attack,  Maribel falls into the ocean. Jean Beaumont being of a kind heart and having a connection to the girl, worries about Maribel and goes back to the area to find her. He sends several of his best men to look for her. Nevertheless, due to going back into enemy waters does not end well for Jean Beaumont. He himself and his ship are taken, as well as his best friend and doctor killed.

Many years go by, 10 to be exact. Jean Beaumont has returned home to New Orleans and life has moved on, but he has not forgotten this beautiful young lady Maribel, who God had embedded in his life.

Maribel has been at a Island for orphans and has grown into a vibrant young woman still reading about pirates. However, her memories are with her and she knows that they were not dreams. One day she receives word that her mother and grandfather are alive and are coming to retrieve her and bring her to New Orleans. Her is estatic! However, will this be the homecoming she is expecting to receive? Will she meet back up with her long lost Captain?

Well… I can’t say anymore because then I will spoil the story.  There’s a lot more that I didn’t explain; therefore, you must grab a copy for yourself at one of these fine retailers.

Amazon:  Paperback $10.54 (or you can get the preview here for FREE)

Walmart: Paperback $11.10

Barnes and Noble: Paperback $11.76

I want to mention that this book was well written. At times it was hard to stay focused, but once you were involved in the characters and enjoyed the story, you did not want to put down the book. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did. I want to close thanking Barbour Publishing for the opportunity to review and read this book for my honest opinion. It has been lovely. 🙂

Happy Reading and enjoy! The next book we are going to review is The Heart’s Appeal by Jennifer Delmere. 🙂

The latest books..

Hi, everyone get ready for a busy few weeks. I have over six books I’m going to be reading, because I’ve made a huge boo-boo in my requests. It is fine, but a difficult feat for me to conquer. However, this means you, my fans and followers are in for a great couple of months of posts and books to think about for the coming spring/summer season.

After all the nor’easters we have conquered the past month, we need a much deserved spring time. 🙂  I’m hoping I can continue to read and post, because I have this ridiculous tickle in my throat today. I’m hoping some emergen-C and elderberry will kill it off.

I can’t wait to share with you the latest books I’m reading. Here are some the following titles, you will see coming up

The Hearts Appeal- so far a very interesting novel

The Pirate’s Bride- I’m not quite half way, but it is very good and different from most books. It is split into two sections, but you’ll have to wait for that review.

Martha’s flowers- This is my last blogging for books request (I’m so sad the company is shutting down it had a great selection of books)

Until next week… Happy Reading!!!