Doll House by Sam Campbell

untitledI recently received an email from author Sam Campbell asking if I would be interested in reviewing his book Doll House. I love a good mystery/suspense novel and was happy to accept the offer! I will admit that I hope there is a sequel in the works for this novel. Campbell has a style of writing that captures your attention making you want to know more. The plot line, settings, and characters are outstanding. Together, they had to the mystery of this novel leaving you surprised with every page. I really liked the way the writing style shows just how devastating the hardships where for Emma which cause her to be placed in the orphanage. When she arrives at Miss Crummings’ Orphanage she knows almost right away that something is not right. The themes for this novel would center around loss, hope, and friendship. I recommend this book for middle age students or young adults who love a good suspense/mystery.

Synopsis: Crummings’ Home for the Dispossessed. A mysterious orphanage on the outskirts of town. When Emma Winters begins to discover the porcelain dolls hidden within the walls of her new home, dolls that strangely resemble several of her friends, she knows something’s up. It can’t just be a coincidence. The resemblance is uncanny.
In a wave of shock, she realizes her fellow orphans aren’t being adopted at all — they’re disappearing. What secret is old headmistress Viola Crummings hiding?
Emma must hurry to find out. If not, she may disappear next

BookCase.Club May 2017 Sneak Peak + 15% Off Coupon Code

bookcase.clubBookCase.Club  is breaking the rules for the month of May and giving you a sneak peak into two of the cases. The Thrillseeker Case will feature the widely loved The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and a surprise title. The Strange Worlds Case will feature Armada by Ernest Cline and a surprise title. I really like this monthly subscription box because the price is amazing (only $9.99 plus shipping) and the book selections they send are great reads.  My favorite box they offer would be the Teenage Dreams because I am a huge young adult book fan. So loves, if you are looking for a great monthly book subscription box then BookCase.Club could be the one for you. Just click here and use coupon PATTI15 to save 15% off your first purchase.

 

 

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Street Song by Sheena Wilkinson

cover110485-mediumStreet Song by Sheena Wilkinson is a young adult novel that is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2017 by Black and White Publishing. The setting is Dublin and Belfast, which adds to the plot line and characters of the story. Wilkinson does an outstanding job in creating characters with real life problems and showing how they deal with them. I think this story really deals with the effects that can come after fifteen minutes of fame and what comes next. I really love that music plays a big part of this story because I am a huge music lover.  The author uses this love for music to help Rylee (Ryan) find comfort and security with someone who helps him overcome his hardships. Toni is the main reason for the change in Ryan for the better. I really enjoyed reading this young adult novel and look forward to reading more from this author. **I received an Advanced Readers copy of this book in exchange from my honest and unbiased review.**

Synopsis: Ryan’s career is over. After winning a TV talent show and becoming a teen sensation, his fame has spiralled into addiction, embarrassing headlines and career suicide. Now his image-obsessed stepdad wants him at home, back in school and under his thumb. However, a chance meeting with the enigmatic Toni offers him a fresh start in a new city. Before long he has reinvented himself, made real friends and is playing real music in Toni’s band. Despite living in a hostel, busking for his wages and living under a false identity, Ryan is finally happy. But struggling to exist on the brink of homelessness, he is exposed to a more sinister world. Forced to truly decide what kind of person he wants to be, Ryan begins to realise that starting over comes at a price.

The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

the butterfly projectThe Butterfly Project by Emma Scott was released in February 2017. While this is the first book that I have read from author Emma Scott, I am very impressed with her work. I really found myself caught up in the main characters, Beckett and Zelda. Emma Scott creates an amazing love story that will have you sucked in from the beginning. She does an outstanding job with the plot line and settings in this book. I really like her style of writing and feel like she does a great job in helping you visualize the scenes/setting. This is a book for the true romantics out there, the ones that can get lost in the love story of others. I feel like this book deals with two people who are broken inside. They really feel alone and not sure of their lives. Then on a chance encounter they meet. This book gives you hope for the underdog and you want to see them rise above all of life’s pitfalls.  This book has so much more then just the romance, there is friendships and how guilt can make a person change. I found this book an overall great read. **I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can get your copy HERE.

Synopsis: “Where you are is home…” At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change… Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime. Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness. The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.

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Home on the Range: Double S Ranch, Book 2 by Ruth Logan Herne

home on the rangeHome  on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne is the second book in the Double S Ranch series and was released April 2017. I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to reading this one. Herne is an amazing romance writer! She does an outstanding job in creating a setting that you not only can visualize, but what to go there as well. The characters and plot line have been well thought out. Together they make the novel by favorite so far in the series. The book is very well paced and very believable. This would be a ranch and group of people who you would love to meet and spend time with.  I look forward to reading the next book in this series and other works from the author. **I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased review** You can get your copy HERE.  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

Synopsis: Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?

And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon

and the nwe ranAnd Then We Ran by Katy Cannon was released April 2017.  Cannon does an amazing job in creating the plot and setting for this book. I really like how she created characters that are life like and believable. They are the types of characters that you can relate to.  When I think about most road trip novels that I have read in the last, I think of a nightmarish or scary type of ending. I found this ending to be a complete surprise. This book deals with family issues, financial issues, and romance.  I feel that this book stresses on the importance of listening to the people who care about you, like your parents and friends. Everyone needs a support system. So loves, as you can tell I really liked this book and the messages it sends. I seriously recommend this book! **I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

Synopsis: A road-trip story about following your dreams and embracing the unexpected.
Megan knows what she wants out of life and she intends to get it, whatever her parents say. Elliott has given up on all his plans for the future – but then Megan bursts into his life with a proposal that could change it forever.
Together they embark on a road trip to escape their hometown and chase their dreams. But life is a journey and not even Megan can control where theirs will lead…
Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Rainbow Rowell and Non Pratt.