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First Impressions by Debra White Smith

I am a total sucker for anything related to "Pride and Prejudice". I love it all. Funny story, I fell in love with the movie, not the book. I love the book in its own right, but I wouldn't have read it, if not for the movie. I can still remember sitting in the theater feeling so blown away by the story on the screen. I wanted more. The book filled in the holes, left by the movie and I love the whole story.

I recently read "First Impressions" by Debra White Smith and I was smitten. The book is a twist on the classic "Pride and Prejudice" plot, but it worked well. The characters personalities were slightly different from the characters that Austen wrote and of course, the modern day circumstances were too.

I didn't have any trouble following the story and though I knew the likely ending, I didn't want to stop reading. (That to me is a sign of a really great writer!) I highly recommend this book, if you love the classic, love the movie or have no c…
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If I Live by Terri Blackstock

If I Live concludes the three-part If I Run series. What a conclusion it is. 

First off, let me recommend this series. I'm not much of a reader of psychological thrillers, but this one sucked me in and wouldn't let go. I could not put these books down. 

The book follows fugitive Casey Cox as she runs from the crooked cops who framed her for murder. Also on her trail, PI Dylan Roberts, hired by the victim's family to find Casey. 

Book three concludes the series and at points made me smile, tear up, drop my jaw and want to cheer. Seriously, go get this series. So good!

A copy of If I Live was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for a review. This is my honest feedback. I also purchased the first and second book in the series on my own.

Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren

Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren is book four in her Montana Rescue Series. It is also the first of the series that I have read. I loved it.  I can't wait to read the rest of the series. 

Sierra Rose fell in love with her boss, billionaire Ian Shaw. Then he fired her because of her secrets. Now she has a new secret and doesn't know how to tell him the truth. Will she find a way while on a fundraising expedition on his yacht? Or will things go horribly wrong?

The characters in this book seem so real. I now want to move to Montana and be their friends. Even though the situations in the book were not things that I relate to, they were so well explained and described that I had no trouble putting myself there. I didn't want to put this book down and each time I picked it up I found myself reading for longer than I intended. I absolutely enjoyed it and wholeheartedly recommend it.

A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 



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The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

When childhood best friends, Tammy and Haley were ten years old they vowed to reopen the wedding shop in their hometown of Heart's Bend, Tennessee. Those plans are put on hold when Haley joins the Airforce and Tammy passes away from cancer. 
    The second proprietor of the shop was Cora Scott in the 1930's who took over for her Aunt Jane who originally opened the store. The wedding shop tells the story of both women whose lives are intertwined together in ways Haley could never have guessed. 
     I've become quite the fan of Rachel Hauck's books over the past several years. Her stories are charming and sweet. They are filled with present and past struggles that run on parallel courses. I've found once I get into the stories I don't want to put them down. If you're looking for something to read I recommend this or one of Hauck's other books like The Wedding Dress.

The Hideway by Lauren K. Denton

"The Hideaway" by Lauren K. Denton was a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, probably more so from having just spent some time on Alabama's Gulf Coast.

   When Sara's darling little grandmother, Mags passes away Sara finds herself returning home to Sweet Bay, Alabama. She leaves behind her thriving business and best friend, Allyn, in New Orleans. Back at The Hideaway, the bed and breakfast where she grew up, Sara has to confront her past and her own feelings for Mags who raised her. Life on the Gulf Coast lulls Sara into a more relaxed state and she begins to let down her guard. Will that allow her to open up to the idea of love and a future, different from the one she had imagined for herself?

   I didn't want to put this book down. I found myself transported to the water's edge. The characters are unique and colorful, each of them adding a different layer to the story. The book changes perspectives between Mags and Sara which makes it a full story of both…

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…

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…