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I received an electronic copy of A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson in exchange for this review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

She didn’t expect to fall in love–but roses aren’t the only thing blooming on Galveston Island

Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her boisterous Greek family–especially her father–has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant located on the Strand–directly across the street from iconic pizza place Parma John’s–and they want Cassia’s full participation.

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I received an electronic copy of Herb of Grace in exchange for my review. My opinions are 100% my own.

Amish widow Sarah Yoder has been struggling to raise her two teenaged sons and provide a home where family and members of her Old Order Amish church can find fellowship and friendship. Though she is close to her in-laws, lately it feels like her relationship with her boys is splintering. Her stepson Simon wants to move out west with his cousins to find work.

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I was provided a review copy of Enough in exchange for my review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

I just finished reading the book Enough – 10 Things We Should Tell Teenage Girls. If you have teenage girls in your life, then this is definitely a must read for you.

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I received a copy of The Butterfly and the Violin in exchange for my review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

The Butterfly and the Violin, is the first book in Kristy Cambron’s debut series. Art dealer Sera James is searching for a portrait she saw years ago in a gallery. The painting is of a beautiful violinist with her hair shaved and a numbered tatoo on her arm. This book is about the story the painting tells, and the impact the story has on Sera James.

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I received a copy of When I Fall In Love by Susan May Warren in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.

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I received a copy of Woman of Courage in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. There are affiliate links in this post.

Wanda Brunstetter has always been one of my favorite authors. When I started reading Christian fiction, she was the first author that took me to a place and time in her novels where I felt completely swept away.

In Woman of Courage, I found myself again being swept away in her stylish writing and amazing capabilities to draw you in to the story she is masterfully creating.

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When a celebrated ACTOR IS FOUND MURDERED IN HIS DRESSING ROOM, all signs point to Drew’s old flame. But behind the curtains nothing is what it seems and this quickly becomes his MOST puzzling case YET.

Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has calmed down some, Fleur Landis, a former girlfriend, reappears, in dire need of his help. She’s married now, no longer an actress–but the lead actor in her former troupe’s production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police’s number one suspect.

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Meet another family in “the neighborhood”-the Jaspers in this new book Penny Wise, busy with demanding jobs, busy with church, busy volunteering, parents of three active teenagers, juggling sometimes crazy schedules. All good things. Until all those “good things” feed into a series of crises that affects the whole family. Something’s gotta change!

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I received an electronic copy of this book in order to write my review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

This is the first book of Lauraine Snelling that I have read. She has an amazing way of creating a story that makes you come alive. In Heaven Sent Rain Dinah Taylor is a very successful, important person who lives alone. She has an ordered life, has white furniture, white clothes. Everything she wants and doesn’t have to worry about anyone except for her company.

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I received a copy of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery in exchange for this review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

I am trying SO hard to learn to eat better. For me, that means cutting out sugar, bad stuff, and I thought I was going to have to cut sweets from my menu as well. Then I was introduced to Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery and realized that I can eat sweets and not feel like I am neglecting my passion for sweet foods.

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