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The Moses Chronicles: Bondage

The Moses Chronicles Bondage

Moses: Struggling with not quite fitting into the popular beliefs and practices of the other Egyptians, Moses finds himself starting to find empathy for the Hebrew Slaves. Not willing to “visit” the harems with the other royalty, helping to free a Hebrew from false accusations of being a thief, and protecting a group of Hebrew women from the leering grasps of a fellow Egyptian are just a few ways that Moses notices that he’s not quite like the others.

Miriam/Caleb: Miriam, a Hebrew slave, has always watched Moses the best she can without becoming detected. Miriam finds herself loving Moses and wanting to protect and watch over him, being his older sister who helped save him from being killed when he was an infant, she can’t seem to let him go. Miriam pushes his little basket through the water into the arms of an Egyptian Princess, Bithiah. In love with Miriam, Caleb tries multiple times to keep her out of harm’s way. Not an easy task, because Miriam is always jumping from one dangerous situation to another.

Bithiah/Mered: Bithiah struggles with being a “branded” princess, since she is an unwed mother, but having adopted a Hebrew baby and pulling him from the water, she rises above that brand and loves Moses with all her heart. Secretly she is drawn to the palace scribe, Mered.

I had an internal battle of whether I wanted to read this book, I’ve grown up knowing the story of Moses and how he frees the Hebrews from bondage, but that’s all this was to me, a story from the Bible. Finally, my curiosity and my love of reading new books won out and I opened up the first page. To say I was hooked was an understatement! The characters came alive, they begged for your attention, and I couldn’t put it down. Every free second I had, the book was in my hand and I was devouring the words. This old story was rewritten and given life. What a remarkable account. I recommend this book to any reader, it didn’t fall into my specifications of a “religious” book, and I feel anyone would enjoy it, I never felt preached to. Bondage is a great read for all types of readers, whether it is: mystery, suspense, romance, or action.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Mending Hearts: Logan’s Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series (Second Chances ) (Volume 2) by Kimberly Krey

Mending Hearts

Immersed in pain, Candice is counting down the days that her name and Logan’s are removed from the adoption list. Once that period of their life has come and gone, she can finally complete the divorce papers, putting an end to their marriage. Separated from his wife, Logan wants nothing more than to have her back, and he means to fight for her. Through patience, perseverance, and through love this couple will see if they have what it takes to save their marriage.

Immediately I was hooked to this book. Every couple has their ups and downs, marriages fail, and trials happen. It’s what makes us stronger, but some trials are too hard and they break us or our loved ones. Candice wanted so badly to be a mom, but wanted to give her husband the opportunity to be a Dad and she felt like she failed them both. Unable to pull out of the hurt and depression, she felt the only option was separation. Logan was left with so many questions of what he could have done better to save his marriage. Logan decided to woo his wife, and help her fall in love all over again. I cheered these two on they began courting each other all over again: during the snow ball fights, the flirting jabs at one another, and the hot smoldering looks and kisses they shared. Kimberly Krey wrote a fabulous story. I can’t wait to try the other books in the series.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Renaissance Faire: Kilts, Highlander, Scotland, Highlands, Castle, and Return (Dall and Emily Book 1)

Renaissance Faire

Emily is a college student visiting the Renaissance Faire with her best friend when she meets, Dall a gorgeous man in a kilt. Immediately chemistry between the two is strong and the current between the two is visible to all those around them. A gentleman, a kilt, and a strong Scots accent has Emily hooked. Her suspicions start to arouse and she realizes that he is actually from the past. As time at the fair comes to an end Emily is worried she’ll lose Dall forever, but in a blink of an eye she is swept into the past with Dall.

The story moves along and there is suspense, romance, and mystery. However, I found it very hard to stay connected with the book. The writing style was very different that what I’m comfortable with. I felt like the story was choppy, it didn’t flow as smoothly as it should. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the story and the idea the author has. I just feel like it could have been written more smoothly. I do recommend this book, just be forewarned that the writing style is different.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Annette Lyon Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 12)

A Timeless Romance Anthology

I found myself completely engrossed in Annette Lyon’s Collection of romance novellas. The stories are short, but are written beautifully. The characters all come alive and stand strong, and the romance each character thrives for makes you want to keep reading. Sometimes when you are reading a short story it’s hard to get a good sense of the characters and their story, but Annette does a great job of bringing them to light. I loved Cassie’s story, it’s a simple reminder that love doesn’t have to be all about fireworks and romance, it is about realizing that it’s the little things in a relationship that matter. Natalie’s story is about finding forgiveness and being able to open back up to the man she has always loved. Dani followed her dreams to the New York, only to find that her dreams may not come true.  Dani is ready to pack up and leave, but a day with a stranger teaches her to give her dreams more time. Expecting a diamond ring Anna is taken off guard when her boyfriend breaks up with her instead. It takes a far off land and a raging war for them to find happiness with each other. Plain Jane finds herself falling in love with her pen pal from Canada, only to find out that her pen pal is much closer than she could ever imagine. In the last story Claire learns to love the man that as a boy would torment her ruthlessly, as little boys do. I loved Annette’s writing; the stories are clean and sweet.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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