Monthly Archives: May 2014

While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad

This is the second novel in the Gregory Sisters Series by Lorna Seilstad. After reading the first, I was excited to et the second in the series.

Charlotte has just finished cooking school and returns home to put her skills to good use. After her sister gives birth to her first child, Charlotte is appalled at the food the nurses are serving! She starts out on a crusade to make sure the hospital understands how bad their food choices are, and how better food could speed patients’ recovery time. She quickly meets up with the handsome Dr. Joel Brooks, who simply refuses to listen to Charlotte.

Meanwhile, Charlotte accepts a job in which she is able to teach others how to cook on a “new-fangled” gas stove. A young man accompanies her on her tours to sing at her lectures, helping to broaden the number of spectators. He becomes very fond of Charlotte, but does she return his feelings?

After a family emergency, Charlotte finds herself back home more, where the stubborn doctor seems to always be around every corner. Can they stop fighting long enough to plan a hospital fundraiser? Will she be able to convince him of her grand ideas? Meanwhile, something else is stirring…

This was a great book, and I look forward to the next in the series!

I received the book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong

Sarah Cooley, after time in the big city and a failed relationship, comes back home to start fresh as a school teacher. Last Chance doesn’t every seem to change. It’s a quiet little town where news travels faster than lightning, and every neighbor is your friend.

Chris has just taken over the diner in town. Being an “outsider” has its challenges, but Chris is determined to add something new to the menu, if the town can take it!

When Sarah gets back, she and Chris seem to hit it off. But after being with her former fiancé for so long, she just can’t bear to open up and be hurt again.

Meanwhile, Chris’ irresponsible sister leaves her young daughter on his doorstep and Chris has to get used to juggling the diner with temporary parenting. Or is it temporary? Sarah helps out with his niece, bringing the two closer together.

One More Last Chance is a sweet story of coming home, adapting to change, and trusting God for your future. It was a good book!

I received the book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris

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Emily Hunt comes from a family of police officers, but it’s not the life she wants for herself. It’s too much pressure, and too many bad things can happen when you put your life on the line. She has settled for a life of teaching, which is her calling, and is much safer.

But all that changes one morning, when one of her students brings a weapon to class, and holds them all hostage. She had tutored him, and thought she knew him. It was not like Rafael, and she can’t understand what’s happening.

As the plot unfolds, Emily realizes that Rafael’s brother is being held for ransom money. As time runs out, Rafael is trying to find a way to get that money. But is there something else going on?

Mason Taylor, undercover cop, has been accused by Emily’s sister, as having had something to do with their brother’s killing a few years earlier. But as Emily spends this horrible day close to Mason, she begins to believe this can’t be true.

The plot takes a few surprising twists and turns, and it’s hard to put down. It’s the second in the Southern Crimes series, and is just as good as the first!

I received the book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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