A Day at the Beach: Devotions to Help You Relax, Reflect, and Renew by Jedd Hafer and Todd Hafer was published April 1st 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers. I found this to be an enjoyment to read! This is a one page daily devotional that is thought to help you discover a better life. While this book is a devotional, I found that many of the stories are about everyday people that share a life lesson. I really like that there is a bible verse for each day that helps to relate to the story. Continue reading
True to You: A Bradford Sisters Romance by Becky Wade was released on May 2, 2017 by Bethany House. I love everything about this amazing story of love, family secrets and banter. This is a truly remarkable read that I will read again. I feel it is one of those books that you will go back to enjoy time and time again. Wade has a style of writing that is light and whimsical one minute, then serious and charming the next. When I reached the middle to the end of the book there was a huge surprise Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: I wonder if for the rest of my life, I’ll be haunted by beautiful days. On one cloudless, radiant summer afternoon, Lake Devereaux lost everything. The car crash claimed the lives of her best friend and boyfriend, the people who had become her family after her own fell apart. But she doesn’t have to lose them both. Continue reading
Perfectly Undone: A Novel by Jamie Raintree is a romance novel that is scheduled to be released on October 3, 2017 by Harlequin. Many women in their lives have walked a fine line between love, career, family and self. Raintree manages to capture this Continue reading
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller is scheduled to the released on September 5, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire and is a young adult sci-fi fantasy. I have to admit that I truly loved reading this book and felt it was interesting from the first page. I really did not want to put it down. Miller is an amazing writer! The way she created a story that is truly unique, yet very believable. This book really got under my skin because of Miller’s very vivid, realistic characters and setting. The story is about Sal, a street fighter and highway thief, that auditions for a place on the Queen’s Left Hand. Which is her trusted band of assassins. Continue reading
Be True to Me by Adele Griffin is scheduled to be released on June 13, 2017 by Algonquin Young Readers and is a young adult novel. This story is set in 1976 on Fire Island and is about two girls named Jean and Fritz. They both are crushing over the new boy, Continue reading
Hacked by Ray Daniel is the fourth book in the Tucker Mystery Series that is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2017 by Midnight Ink. This book is an adult mystery, thriller. I found this book very interesting! This is the first book I read in the series and even though it is the fourth book it reads well as a standalone. Continue reading
Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche was release on April 21, 2017 and is a new adult, romance novel. The writer creates the prefect college setting with the usual group of friends with each character sharing their own coming to age story. I really like how these characters seem like any other college student. The setting helps to add to the complex story line. I feel like you can easily relate to one or more. This book was a fun read for me that I really enjoyed. Continue reading
Betting the Bad Boy by Stefanie London is scheduled to be released on May 8, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC and is a romance novel. I really enjoyed reading this book because it is a great light hearted book with plenty of romance. Continue reading
North to You by Tif Marcelo will be released on June 5, 2017 by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. This book is about a street food vendor named Camille. She owns Luciana’s, a popular but not famous food truck in the Bay Area of San Francisco. While at work in her food truck, she must learn what it takes to make it and get the food critics attention. One day while at a food festival see runs into her high school crush, Drew. He is on leave and before he is deployed back to Iraq he wants to patch things up with his dad. But his father owns the restaurant that is causing Camille problems with her food truck. Soon Drew finds himself having to choose between his family and Camille. Marcelo creates a very unique plot line that is perfect for romance. The characters he created have a deep back story that adds to the overall story. I found the ending to be a surprise that I did not see coming. I highly recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. Grab your copy today. **I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**
SYNOPSIS: In this warmhearted and charming debut from Tif Marcelo, a food truck chef and her long lost Army love clash when they cross paths in San Francisco. Camille Marino has got a full plate. As the sole guardian of her eighteen-year-old sister and the head chef and owner of a food truck, she’s used to life being a juggling act. With food to cook, social media accounts to manage, and a little sister to look after, she doesn’t have time for much else. That is, until Drew Bautista walks back into her life. Drew is Camille’s former high school crush and he returns to San Francisco to repair his relationship with his father before he ships out for deployment. By helping his father renovate his failing Filipino restaurant, he hopes to win back his respect. But when sparks fly between Drew and Camille—his father’s major competition and sworn enemy—Drew is conflicted. Should he join his father in the war against her food truck? Or surrender to the woman who’s given him a second chance at love?
About the author:
Tif believes in and writes about heart-eyes romance, the strength of families, and the endurance of friendship. A veteran Army Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Administration, she is a craft enthusiast, food-lover and the occasional half-marathon runner. As a military spouse, she has moved nine times, and this adventure shows in some of her free-spirited characters. Tif currently lives in the DC area with her own real life military hero and four children.