Archive | June, 2020

Book Review-The Crushing Depths

28 Jun

The Crushing Depths was written by Dani Pettrey and is book two in the Coastal Guardians series. It is not necessary to have read the first book in order to read this one.

Summary: Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers need to find out what is happening on an oil rig off the coast of North Carolina. Someone is dead, and while it looks like an accident, they need to look at all the evidence.

As they dig deeper though, things are not as they seem. More and more “accidents” begin to happen. Is someone out to destroy the oil rig, or is there something to the rumors of an ancient curse……

My Thoughts: This book was OK. For some reason, it didn’t hit the sweet spot for me, and I don’t know that I can really pin down why. The characters were interesting, and there was plenty of action, but it just wasn’t my favorite. Oh well. Not every book is for everyone, right?

Anyway, I would like to thank Bethany House for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you.

*Please note: this book will be released on June 30, 2020.

Book Review-A Bride of Convenience

27 Jun

A Bride of Convenience is book three in The Bride Ships series by Jody Hedlund. It is not necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one.

Summary: Zoe Hart is more than just a little desperate. She is an unemployed mill worker, with few prospects.

So, she agrees to join a bride ship heading to British Columbia. Maybe, just maybe she can find a new family for herself, and find a way to contact her long-lost brother and mend their relationship.

What she’s not prepared for-a baby that desperately needs a family of its own.

Can she find a way to provide for a baby on her own, or should she just accept the first marriage proposal that comes her way-no matter who it is from?

My Thoughts: This was a great book. I loved the characters so much, there is a very good romance, and is extremely well-written.

I really just didn’t want it to end-very, very good and I definitely recommend it.

I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

*Please note: this book will be released on June 30, 2020.

Wednesday Words

24 Jun
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My Seventh COVID-19 Scrapbook Layout

23 Jun

Over the past two months I have been sharing layouts using this kit:

Here is my seventh (and final) layout:

Supplies: COVID-19 kit; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Thickers: American Crafts; Letter Stickers: Simple Studios; Phrase Sticker: Fancy Pants; Enamel Dots: Studio Calico

So that’s it-the final layout! I made the most out of this kit, and really just have a few scraps left.

I am hoping I can combine some of the scraps into the NEXT COVID-19 kit and stamp set I have coming soon! ­čÖé

Book Review-Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish

21 Jun

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish is a fictional contemporary romance novel written by Bethany Turner.

Summary: Hadley Beckett just wants to be respected as a successful chef. She has restaurants, a TV show, and has just launched a magazine.

But an ugly encounter with Chef Max Cavanagh on a competition cooking show, shows her that not everyone respects her skills.

When news breaks that she has received a coveted slot on her favorite show Renowned, she is ecstatic-until she hears she will be sharing the spotlight with none other than Chef Max Cavanagh.

Can she manage to work with him in order to achieve her dreams, or will this time be an even bigger disaster than the first?

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was attention-grabbing, the characters were well-developed, and I really wondered how the two of them would ever learn to get along.

I liked it so much, I was actually disappointed when the book ended and the prologue was a whole six years later. I wouldn’t have minded knowing what happened during that entire time-the sign of a good book, I’d say!

Anyway, if you enjoy contemporary romance, and/or cooking, this one will be right up your alley. It was definitely an enjoyable read, and now I am looking forward to picking up some of Bethany Turner’s other books to read as well.

I would like to thank Revell for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!