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    Special Story Collections

    From time to time, the many authors I follow are featured in a “themed” collections.  Some are related to seasons (like winter or Christmas) and some are related to genre (mystery, romance, etc.).  All the ones I read have a Christian foundation, some are more clearly Christian than others.  Following are ones that I have read and will be reading and reviewing. Wonderland Wishes  (7 Never before released Christian Christmas romances) – some more “Christmas-y” than others.  

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    Wonderland Wishes

    Wonderland Wishes As usual, with my reviews, I will not give a summary of the stories, just my impressions and thoughts. Kittens and Snow Flurries (Lynnette Bonner) –  The story was good, I feel like there was some weakness, but cannot identify it.  Maybe it was the people, who were nice acquaintances that I waved good bye to at the end of the story, ready to move on to meet new friends.  Maybe they just weren’t my type.  I like the transitions and the growth in faith during the challenges the family faced.  The story did not grip me, but that’s OK, read it you may enjoy it more than…

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    Almond Street Mission by June Foster

    About the Book Name of book: Almond Street Mission Author: June Foster Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 6, 2016 When Glorilyn Neilson’s nineteen-year-old brother, Tannon, goes missing without a trace, she’s frantic. Prayer and volunteering at the local homeless shelter in El Camino must fill the time until her sibling returns. But her sapphire eyes and auburn hair inadvertently cause a stir among the male population at the center. Her life changes one evening when she’s attacked by a burly vagrant intent on rape in the alley behind the building. Jeremiah Goodman loves the Lord, but he’s homeless. When he witnesses a foul-mouthed vagrant overpowering one of the volunteers…

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    Allerednic

    Allerednic – A Regency Tale ^ To go to Amazon, click above title ^ First, let me give you a VERY BASIC idea of the Regency novel style (from wikipedia): “Traits …. include a highly developed sense of social standing on the part of the characters, emphasis on “manners” and class issues, and the emergence of modern social thought among the upper classes of England.” “Works during this period stressed strong emotion as a source of aesthetic experience, placing new emphasis on such emotions as anxiety, horror, and the awe experienced when confronting the sublimity of nature.” “A marriage based on love was rarely an option for most women in…

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    To Gain A Mommy by Tanya Eavenson

    Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Name of book: To Gain a Mommy Author: Tanya Eavenson Genre: Christian Romance Release Date: December 10, 2016 They had a plan, but will it work? Thirteen years ago, pediatrician Hope Michaels was the fool-hearted girl who came home from college to learn the man she loved was engaged to her twin. But now to move on with her life and accept a proposal of marriage, she must confront the one man who holds the key to the wounds of her past.Fire Captain Carl McGuire can put out any flame, except for the one Hope sparks within him. As she stirs…