Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett (review)

everfaithful_burnett_waterbrookEver Faithful is the third stand-alone Vintage National Parks novel from author Karen Barnett, combining mystery, adventure, and romance against the backdrop of Yellowstone National Park during the summer of 1933.

Several things make this novel stand out, not least the fun and authentic use of the names summer workers gave to their different jobs, like maids being pillow pushers and tour bus drivers being gear jammers, and the use of locations peculiar to the setting, like the Crow’s Nest treehouse inside the Old Faithful Inn.  But what leaves the most lasting impression is the spirit of the main characters. Continue reading


Vigilant Blog Tour – Excerpt – Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Vigilant, the first book of The Night Guardians series by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Vigilant
Series: The Night Guardians, Book 1
Author: Sara Davison
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date:
June 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

She must choose between the man who represents the law and the one who may have taken it into his own hands.

Neglected by her parents for most of her life, Nicole Hunter keeps everyone, especially men, at arms’ length. So when Attorney Gage Kelly walks into the diner where she is waiting tables one evening, she fights her attraction to him with everything she has.

Gage and his brother Holden grew up in an abusive home, and Gage has baggage of his own. But the connection between him and Nicole is too strong to ignore, and Gage manages to convince them both that their relationship is worth the risk.

Then children begin disappearing in the night.

When Detective Daniel Grey starts to close in on the child snatcher, and enlists Nicole’s help, she faces her deepest fear. Everything and everyone she has clung to so tightly could be ripped from her, leaving her completely alone.

Except for one.


She lifted her head. You are with me, right? The words were a silent, desperate plea.

No sound broke the silence in the room, but she felt the Alwaysdeep in her soul, and peace flooded through her. Thank you.

A revelation struck her. Nicole blinked at the force of it, at the belated understanding that God was the only one who could promise to never leave her. Trying to force another human being to make a vow that only God could make was like trying to hold a ray of sunshine in her fingers. Without realizing it, she’d been chasing after sunbeams for most of her life.

It was time to stop, to lift her face to the brightness and warmth and revel in them, instead of living in dread of the moment they would give way to the darkness that might someday follow.

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Sara Davison - headshot 1Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy, and the suspense novel, Vigilant, book one of The Night Guardians Series. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including the Word Award for Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards, and is a Word and Cascade Award winner. Sara has a degree in English Literature and currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to.

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(1) winner will receive a copy of Vigilant and $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 4, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 17, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open to US/CAN residents!

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The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma (review)

thepinkbonnet_tolsma_barbourThe Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma is the second book in a new multi-author series from Barbour Books, True Colors: Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime, that weaves true crime into a new work of Historical Fiction.  Set in 1933, this story centers around the notorious Georgia Tann who trafficked children through her role as the director of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society. Continue reading

First Line Friday: The Pink Bonnet

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.

The featured quote is from a digital galley made available for through NetGalley and may differ from the final text.


This week I’m featuring The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma, the second book in a new multi-author series from Barbour Books, True Colors: Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime.

A Desperate Mother Searches for Her Child

Widowed in Memphis during 1932, Cecile Dowd is struggling to provide for her three-year-old daughter. Unwittingly trusting a neighbor puts little Millie Mae into the clutches of Georgia Tann, corrupt Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home Society director suspected of the disappearance of hundreds of children. With the help of a sympathetic lawyer, the search for Millie uncovers a deep level of corruption that threatens their very lives.

How far will a mother go to find out what happened to her child?

The Pink Bonnet will be out later this month as an e-book and on June 1st in paperback.  Here is the first line:

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Beauty in Hiding by Robin Patchen (Tour Review)

BeautyInHiding_patchenSecond of three in Robin Patchen’s Beauty in Flight trilogy, Beauty in Hiding continues the suspenseful tale begun in Beauty in Flight.  Having fled Maryland and more than one threat, Harper Cloud and Red Burns take up residence in Nutfield, New Hampshire.  Posing as Red’s granddaughter, Harper’s plans to lie low are jeopardized by Red’s memory issues and the generosity of their new landlord.

Sure that Jack Rossi must have an ulterior motive, Harper takes some time to warm up to him, even as she finds herself beginning to build relationships in the small town.  And they are all thanks to Jack.  But as expected, their randomly chose location does not go undiscovered and danger once again threatens by the end of this second installment.

Having a truly decent man take an interest in Harper, and her slow acceptance of idea of a man treating her decently, is an enjoyable development in what is very much the calm within the storm of her life in this series.  But while this brief interlude sees Harper and Red tucked away and relatively safe, the tension and suspense never fully abate.

While introducing the possibility of romance and a decent life in Nutfield, all of the elements that made Beauty in Flight an enjoyable read are still in evidence.  This is a series that should definitely be read in order, with the endings of the first two installments leaving the reader in anticipation of the next.  Fortunately, the entire series is now available.

Beauty in Hiding (Beauty in Flight, #2) by Robin Patchen | JDO Publishing, January 2019 | ebook, 201 pages

This review refers to a digital copy received courtesy of the author to enable participation in review tour with JustReadTours.  A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.

Beauty in Flight series reviewer tour

Book Description:

Nutfield, New Hampshire, is as good a place as any to hide from the murderer Harper left behind in Maryland. All she has to do is lie low and make enough money to keep herself and Red alive until she can figure out who her enemies are.

Jack Rossi is mystified by his beautiful new tenant and her confused grandfather. Something’s not right, but the love he sees between them and the care she takes of the old man convinces Jack they’re trustworthy. As drawn as he is to Harper, she’s his tenant, so she’s off limits.

Derrick, Harper’s ex-boyfriend and Red’s grandson, needs to find his grandfather and get his hands on the old man’s money before Derrick ends up with a bullet in the skull. And when he gets his hands on Harper, she’ll be sorry for what she’s put him through.

Harper and Jack grow closer, but so do her enemies. If the truth comes out, she may lose her freedom—or her life.

First Line Friday and Tour Review: Beauty in Flight by Robin Patchen

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.


I wasn’t going to sign up for the Just Read Tours tour for the Beauty in Flight series by Robin Patchen, but then I read the descriptions of the first book, Beauty in Flight, and the premise intrigued me.  A young woman, now an ex-con and trying to lead a better life and not repeat the mistakes of her past by becoming involved with the wrong man.

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