Waiting On Wednesday: The Number of Love

May 29, 2019

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights an up-and-coming release you are most excited about.

This week I'm featuring a book that releases next week! Not much of a wait for this one. :-) 
Rosanna M. White has been an author I have enjoyed for a few years now. She always has engaging characters and a fabulous story that weaves in mysteries with the spy network of the time. To me, the historical background and the research she does for her story really pop! It is what first caught my attention in the first book I read by her. It was so interesting to read about. With all of these strong aspects brought together, her stories have just been captivating! I can't wait to read The Number of Love, the first book in her new series for Codebreakers. 

Waiting On:
Title: The Number of Love
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019

About the Book:
Three years into the Great War, England’s greatest asset is their intelligence network—field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the secretive Room 40, where she spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But when her world is turned upside down by an unexpected loss, for the first time in her life numbers aren’t enough.

Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by an enemy that just won’t give up. He’s smitten quickly by the too-intelligent Margot, but how to convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life’s answers lie in the heart?

Amidst biological warfare, encrypted letters, and a German spy who wants to destroy not just them, but others they love, Margot and Drake will have to work together to save them all from the very secrets that brought them together.

What are you waiting on?
Any new soon to be releases that have caught your attention lately?

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

May 28, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Read Girl.
Each week features a book related topic to spotlight your Top Ten.

Favorite Books Released in the Last Ten Years

Oh, goodness. This is a hard topic. Narrowing my favorite books released in the last 10 years. More specifically, 1 book for each year...this is going to be hard. There were so many books that I have discovered in the last 10 years. 

Let's jump into this and see where it will take us.
I may not have read these books the year they came out, but I really enjoyed them when I did get to them!

There are a couple of years where I reached over 100 books, so it might be hard to narrow it down. 

by Michelle Moran
Before I started blogging, I was looking for all sorts of historical fiction. I stumbled on Michelle Moran's stories by accident. Her stories were really detailed and captivating. This one I really enjoyed!

Courting Marrow Little
by Laura Frantz
Laura Frantz is one of my all time favorite authors!

by Lisa T. Bergren
Lisa T. Bergren writes some very fun adventure stories!
This one got me hooked!

Against the Tide
by Elizabeth Camden
This was not my first story to read by Elizabeth Camden, but it's the one that hooked me to her stories.

Dear Mr. Knightly
by Katherine Reay
One of the best debuts I've ever read, and Katherine Reay has become a favorite. Just finished reading her newest book, The Printed Letter Bookshop.

A full year of reading this year!
Honorable Mentions:
A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
Stealing the Peacher by Karen Witemeyer
Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

Price of Privilege
by Jessica Dotta
Oh, my goodness...this conclusion, to this series! Holy, Moly!
This is a year, where I had read so many....
honorable mentions:
The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton
The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot
Storm Siren by Mary Weber

The Pharaoh's Daughter
by Mesu Andrews
This was such an interesting look at the story of Moses. It was from a new angle and it was fascinating and intense!

Counted with Stars
by Connilyn Cossette
This is another telling of the story of the Exodus, from a whole different angle. It was really a fabulous telling and fantastic debut!

by Jocelyn Green
Jocelyn Green is one of my favorite authors. She can pick a time in history and make it pop. She makes the setting pop and her character flow seamlessly through it. 

Falling for You
by Becky Wade
Becky Wade is one of my favorite contemporary authors. Falling for You was a story I could connect with. Her characters are so real, they deal with so many real life issues. 

As far as 2019, we are only half way through, time will tell, but there have already been many fabulous stories!! I can't wait to see what the rest of the year will bring. 

What are your top stories from the last 10 years?
Did you have a hard time as well with this topic?
Any honorable mentions?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

May 27, 2019

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date
Each week offer the opportunity to to spotlight what you're reading and what you just finished reading.

It's a busy time of year for many reasons, but it is also one of the best times for reading!
There are so many fabulous books out right now. It feels like there isn't enough hours in the day for reading them all. 

Finished Reading:
by Becky Wade

Currently Reading:
by Amanda Dykes
by Katherine Reay

Reading Next:
by Jill Eileen Smith

Recently On the Blog:
Waiting On Wednesday: The Winds of Winter
Review: Sweet On You by Becky Wade (Prism Book Tour)

How has your reading week been?
Discover anything new and fun?
Find any new fabulous summer reads?
Let me know in the comments below. I always love hearing about what others are reading.

Review: Sweet On You by Becky Wade (Prism Book Tours)

May 24, 2019

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Sweet on You
(Bradford Sisters #3)
By Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who's spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He's achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him--Britt's heart.

When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle's tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

Oh my goodness! We have reached the end of the Bradford Sisters Trilogy. I'm happy and sad all at once over this. Happy to finally have Brit's story, but sad that is is all over. This has been one of the best contemporary series I have read in a while. I love books that focus on families and the family members. You can go on a new adventure, while still keeping up on previous favorites. The Bradford Sisters were all so different in many ways, but all fabulous to follow along with. 

Brit's story has played out in the background of the two previous books of the series, with just snip-its of what her life is like. We were introduced to Zander as well. I thought they were cute as friends, and could see Zander's thoughts and feelings peeking through, to lead us into this story. 

And, my of my, what a story this was!!
Zander has got to be one of the best romatic heroes as of late. He has been friends with Brit a long time. Brit has only seen Zander as a friend, but when things change and Zander is finally able to share his true feelings with Brit, it just gave you the warm fuzzy's while reading! It was a sweet story. The title fit this book perfectly!

Becky Wade has such an amazing talent is crafting a story to pull at your heartstrings and making the story so relateable. She weaves in real life issues that make it click with the reader, all while sharing about grace and love and hope. 

Following these sisters this past year, and their dad in the novella, has been a fantastic journey. The stories played off of each other and wove together and enhanced each story and gave it more personality and depth. 

I did download this story from an audio book as well. The narrator for the first books returned to finish out the series. The narrator told the story beautifully! Her voice flowed and carried it along to where you could get lost in the book and forget what time it was and then the next thing you know, three hours had gone by. 

This was such a fabulous series! I honestly can't wait to read what Becky Wade will share with us next. 

5 out of 5

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway

  • Tote bag highlighting Britt’s chocolate shop, Sweet Art
  • Paperback copy of Sweet on You
  • $100 Visa gift card
  • 1 pound box of See’s chocolate truffles
  • Set of chocolate scented soap
  • Box of colored pencils
  • “Tattoo” coloring book
Enter on Becky's website HERE

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Thank you to the Author and Prism Book Tours, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Waiting On Wednesday: The Winds of Winter

May 22, 2019

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights an up-and-coming release you are most excited about.

Ok, this book I'm featuring today stems from my frustration of the conclusion of the show on Sunday evening. I have to see how it is written out. I have to see the minor characters and the parts they play and how they affected things. But, before I can see the ending, I need to see the next to last book! It's been since 2011 people! I've been waiting. The whole series has come and now gone and no book 6.

Waiting On:
Title: The Winds of Winter
Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: HarperVoyger
Publication Date: ????

About the Book:
The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, omitting at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these cliffhangers "very early" in The Winds of Winter, saying "I'm going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen—the battle of Slaver's Bay. And then take it from there."

Why I'm Waiting:
I've been waiting 8 years. It's still going to be a longer wait. I will wait.
After the show ended, I need to see how the books end. I wasn't happy with the shows ending. There has to be some difference. I'm pouting basically. That is why I'm featuring the book this week. Ha.

What are you waiting on this week?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

May 20, 2019

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date
Each week offer the opportunity to to spotlight what you're reading and what you just finished reading.

It has been a crazy busy week for me. It's the end of the school year, lots of things going on personally, and then not only reading reviews, but also reading for the INSPY's. Lots of things have been going on, so last week was quiet on the blog. Hopefully, this week will be better! I have some fun tours to share with everyone this week, so stay tuned!

Finished Reading:
by Jen Turano
by Becky Wade
by Shawn Smucker

Currently Reading:
by Katherine Reay

Reading Next:
by Amanda Dykes
by Dr. Kevin Leman
by Jill Eileen Smith

How has your reading week been?
Discover anything new and fun?
Reading anything that kept you on the edge of your seat?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

May 6, 2019

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date
Each week offer the opportunity to to spotlight what you're reading and what you just finished reading.

Currently Reading:
 Sweet On You 
by Becky Wade
The Printed Letter Bookshop
by Katherine Reay

Reading Next:
 The Intimate Connection
by Dr. Kevin Leman
The Heart of a King
by Jill Eileen Smith
The King's Mercy 
by Lori Benton

Last week was a very off week for me, and I have a lot to get caught up on.
So stay tuned this week!

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