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The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Hi, Sweetums! I should warn you that I'm about to gush!

I just finished The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan. To say it was unputdownable is an understatement.

Cornell college student Bex Porter decides to do an exchange program at Oxford one semester and when she arrives on campus who should open the door to her new life but Steve Prince Nick. Bex didn't come to Oxford in hopes of finding love, she came for the adventure and the art. What she finds instead is something so much more.

Let me start by saying that I love princess books. From The Princess Diaries to The Runaway Princess to the Royal Wedding Series, I can't get enough.

The Royal We did not disappoint with its lively and well developed characters. It's British backdrop and truthful narrator gave it the feel of having a chat with your bestie over a cup of tea. I stayed up late and got up early so that I could keep reading. I didn't want this book to end. But it didn't disappoint, even until…
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Vision in White (Bride Quartet, Book 1) by Nora Roberts

I had not read anything by Nora Roberts, but when I read my planned book for my recent vacation in about 24-hours, I found Vision in White (Bride Quartet, Book 1) on the bookshelf of our vacation rental. I read this in a day as well. It was a fun read and I'm hoping to get to the next books in the series at some point. 

Mackenzie "Mac" Elliott and her three best friends have been playing "Wedding Day" since they were children. The game leads to their future partnership in a wedding planning business. Mac gets to create a life she loves behind the lens of her camera. When a regularly scheduled consultation puts her in Carter McGuire's path her whole life plan is changed. 

Mac has never been a believer in love, something about watching her parents go through spouses like they are disposable has led her to be wary of anything that could be love. Will Carter be able to change her mind?

This book was an enjoyable and easy read. I found it hard to put down and quite…

Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay

I'm a big fan of Katherine Reay's work. Her stories are entertaining and deep. I took this a book to read on the beach, but I couldn't put it down and spent time reading instead of beaching. Lizzy and Jane are sisters. Estranged by the past and living on different coasts when Jane is diagnosed with cancer. Lizzy returns home for a visit and they struggle to reconnect in ways that will help heal. 

You can trust Reay to take you on an emotional journey with her books and Lizzy and Jane did not disappoint. The characters are real with their own passions, struggles and flaws. Their family is fractured, but the hope they have for rebuilding is alive. 

I loved this book and I think you will too. My only complaint was that it eventually ended.

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

"The Wedding Dress" by Rachel Hauck was a fun, fantastical read. When bridal store owner, Charlotte buys a vintage trunk at an auction she doesn't know that the contents will change everything in her life from her relationship with her fiancĂ©, her best friendship, even everything she knows about her family. How she reacts will change the future, but none of that can alter the past. 

I think what I like most about Hauck's writing (I've read a few of her other books, that I haven't reviewed) is that they have an element of magical realism which makes them somehow more believable. "The Wedding Dress" does not fail in this area and, in fact, make the book work in many ways.

Overall this book was a fun read. It didn't keep me on the edge of my seat, but there was enough tension to keep me reading. This is Christian fiction so there are elements of faith and inspiration which, of course, don't bother me, but might bother some readers. The characters…

Hello Sunshine: a novel by Laura Dave

"Hello Sunshine: a novel" by Laura Dave was an excellent read, especially right on time for summer. The only way that this book would have been more fabulous would have been for me to be reading it on a beach. 

Sunshine McKenzie never started out planning to lose herself to the internet starlet she became, but that's just what happened. Her perfectly curated life comes crashing down after a series of tweets reveals some tantalizing gossip about who, exactly, Sunny has become. When your life is torn down by a wrecking ball, you have to choose which pieces to save, will Sunny manage to save the right ones?

"Hello Sunshine: a novel" was a fun, provocative read. I truly enjoyed it from the start and didn't want to put it down. I imagine, given the right amount of time, I could have read the whole book in one sitting. So much of the story was relatable, and I identified with the concepts that Sunny was trying to understand, if not fully with Sunny herself. I don&#…

True to You by Becky Wade

I've been a fan of Becky Wade's book for a while now and her newest release, True To You, did not disappoint. This story, the first in Ms. Wade's new Bradford Sisters series, follows Nora Bradford the owner and caretaker of a historical village outside of Seattle, Washington. Neither Nora or her two sisters have yet found their lifelong love and prospects seem few and far away. Then Nora volunteers with her younger sister and meets John, a decorated Navy Seal and something of a celebrity. Her crush grows until she finds out he has a girlfriend and she is devastated. There's only one problem, they will be seeing each other all the time. 

This book was filled with delightful and heart wrenching twists and turns that kept me on edge wanting to know what was going to happen next. The feelings and emotions expressed from all of the characters, even minor ones, were believable and true. The story was cohesive and interesting. I can't wait to read the next two books in thi…

Mary Poser by Angel A.

I just finished the book Mary Poser: Butterflies and White Lies as Bollywood Comes to Nashville. In this book, dutiful pastor's daughter Mary meets Bollywood producer, Simha Das at the Nashville Film Festival and the many different events that follow send Mary on a roller coaster of emotions. When her ex finds out about Simha he appears back in Mary's life wanting to make amends. Her critical mother has to have opinions about everything in her family's life. Her brother, sister and father are all restless with their lives that have been lived in the same city. Her best friend from childhood is devious and manipulative. Plus, there are lots of other characters with their own set of problems.

What will the result be? Will Mary completely change or will she stay in the life that she has always known? 

I would tell you to read it to find out, but don't, seriously don't. 

This was by far the worst book I have read in a while. The events in Mary's life are described in …