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Then Comes Winter

Anthology of holidays stories with an Austenesque aura.

sisters, betrayal, and forgiveness

A Peach of a Pair - Kim Boykin

This is a beautiful and touching story set in the 1950s South. It takes on the bond of sisterhood betrayed; but the road to forgiveness brings forth peace and strength. There's an adventure, lessons from the past, and the power of grace allowing one to open her heart to love again.

Ms. Boykin has really grown as a writer and this is her most compelling and strongest story, yet. I highly recommend this book!

I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

a summer must-read

It's You - Jane Porter

I really enjoyed this latest book by Jane Porter. It grabs you by the heart and doesn't let go. Alison is going through the motions of life, not really living or dealing with her grief. When her father has an accident, she goes to help out, only to find he's in a better place emotionally than she is. But while visiting him at the retirement community, she learns a lot about him--and herself. A chance bond with a woman there gives her purpose and a reason to live again. In learning this woman's past during WWII, Ali takes a side trip to Berlin, and pieces so much together. This journey for Ali is transcending, and it changes not only her future, but her raison D'être, and opens her heart for possibility.

This is a must-read for summer. Jane Porter's writing is compelling and has one hanging on till the end. This book gives hope and light in the darkest of days.

I was provided a copy by the publisher for my honest review.

The Story Keeper - Lisa Wingate

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion**

 

This story takes Jane, the heroine, on a trek to find a reclusive author whom she thinks will save her job by getting the publishing rights and the rest of the story which has fallen in her hands. The journey forces her to face her past in Appalachia, the person she's become, and finding the person she wants to be. Somewhere along the way, she finds peace, becomes a mother figure to a sister and a young girl, and finds the possibility of love for her future. 

 

Unearthing secrets from Jane's past, the past of others, and the trail of a story are interwoven in a beautifully told story by Lisa Wingate. This story touched my heart in so many ways., 

an enchanting and otherworldly journey

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This Crumbling Pageant - Patricia Burroughs

Mesmerizing, scintillating, and magical. This is an amazing story which captured my attention from the start. It pulls one into a world like none other I have read... history entwined with fantasy, mythical gods and goddesses, ancient prophesy, a chosen one, and the power of a young female who needs to learn, to control, and to utilize her talents for her family. Forces of good and evil continually battle and weave the story. I was completely enthralled with this amazing tale of Persephone Fury...and the best thing is this epic tale has two more volumes coming to satisfy my hunger for more!

If you love novels like the Harry Potter Series and The Mists of Avalon, this book will not disappoint! I highly recommend it!

an enchanting and otherworldly journey

This Crumbling Pageant - Patricia Burroughs

Mesmerizing, scintillating, and magical. This is an amazing story which captured my attention from the start. It pulls one into a world like none other I have read... history entwined with fantasy, mythical gods and goddesses, ancient prophesy, a chosen one, and the power of a young female who needs to learn, to control, and to utilize her talents for her family. Forces of good and evil continually battle and weave the story. I was completely enthralled with this amazing tale of Persephone Fury...and the best thing is this epic tale has two more volumes coming to satisfy my hunger for more!

If you love novels like the Harry Potter Series and The Mists of Avalon, this book will not disappoint! I highly recommend it!