Her Secret

by Shelley Shepard Gray

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Catching You Up: Amish farm girl, Hannah, is being stalked by an English boy that is in love with her. Her family must flee for her protection. With her siblings resenting her and her family going through another crisis, she must sort through her fears and learn to trust again.

My Thoughts: When I think of Amish, all I can think of is how “dark” the lifestyle is. I know it’s because I am a visual person and life without a lot of color is VERY SAD! One of the things I love about Shelley Shepard Gray is that she brings color out of their lifestyle. As strange as it sounds, reading her Amish fiction is the first time I can really connect with the characters.

This is a short and light read, but that does not take away from the content. Her characters are always well developed and complex. I am not usually surprised, but there was definitely some intrigue that got me! Well done, Shelley!!!

Need a great read for a flight? Something you can grab and go – pick up and put down without missing a beat? This is your story! I definitely recommend anything by this author. Make sure to pick up a copy! Link is in the pic above!!


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The Remnant

by Monte Wolverton

The Remnant is the latest in a long line of dystopian fiction. It’s based in 2063 in a world that is run by one government. They have tried to purge the world of any religion by burning all religious articles and sending those that refuse to be “retrained” to work camps.

This story centers on Grant Cochrin as he tries to escape his work camp and find other Christians in a rumored Christian Community. He has his family and friends with him on this perilous and very long journey.

The Remnant is a great read. It’s very detail oriented, which is a bit much for me, but I definitely don’t hold it against the author! Many people enjoy details. I thought that it was intriguing and definitely holds your attention. Check it out for those teenagers of yours this Christmas season! They are sure to love it!!

Thanks for this book in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!

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A Place for Miss Snow

by Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore is always an author I look forward to reading. She always finds a new and interesting historical slant to write her Regency based books.

Miss Snow is an extremely proper chaperone that falls for an undercover spy. The setting is beautiful Greece and much intrigue abounds. Her characters are always full of life and fully developed. I definitely recommend anything by Jennifer Moore!

Thank you so much for this great book. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!! Also, be sure to head on over here to win a copy!

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Take a Wild Guess!!!

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I had so much fun doing a Face-Off with author, Brandy Vallance, that I thought it might be fun to play “Take a Wild Guess” with author, Julie Klassen. Before we start, let me say that my love of the Regency Era is hugely contributed to her. Of course, Jane Austen set the wheels in motion, but Julie’s books have kept me waiting on the edge of my seat for her next book to come out. THANKFULLY, she will be publishing TWO BOOKS this year!

Winner of many awards, her books have covered, not just the elite and high society, but many aspects of England at the time. Here are the books she has released so far. I had to put the pictures on here because they are such beautiful covers!!!

Ok, so here it goes. The way this works is:

— I asked Julie some questions.

— I guess what her answers will be.

— I see if I am right!

— Who shall win? We shall see!

Let the games begin!!!!

1. Why Regency? (I am, personally, a part of The Regency Society of Virginia, so no complaints here!!)

Charity – My guess is because of all the amazing Jane Austen adaptations there are.  You fell in love with the movies and was curious about the different aspects of the time period.

Julie – It’s all Colin Firth’s fault. Like many women, I was smitten by him as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC/A&E adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Seeing it led me to re-read Jane Austen’s novels and in turn, to set my novels in the Regency period.

—- Ahhh. I do believe that counts as a point for me!

Charity 1 / Julie 0

2. Favorite Jane Austen character?

Charity – Tough one.. I am going to go with Fanny Price from Mansfield Park. Of course, it is probably Mr. Darcy, as he is everyone’s favorite, but I choose to go with someone less popular and with great character.

Julie – Probably Anne Elliot of Persuasion

— Man!

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3. How has God been brought glory through your writing career?

Charity – Perhaps it is because you can share the gospel within a non-threatening environment. People love Jane Austen and it is a way to reach others who wouldn’t normally listen.

Julie – My goal is to write novels that delight readers and glorify God, but I would feel presumptuous answering this one! I do hear from readers who appreciate the faith-affirming content in my books, so I hope I have given Him glory.

— I don’t think there is a clear winner. As long as God is brought the glory!! Scores stay the same.

Charity 1 / Julie 1

4. Dream vacation?

Charity – Perhaps to Bath during the Jane Austen Festival!!

Julie – Dream vacation=two weeks in the English countryside. Of course!

— Countryside! Bummer. Not exactly Bath…

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5. Have you ever been to the Jane Austen Festivals?

Charity – Not the legit, English one.

Julie – I have attended the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual conference, but not the festivals in KY or Bath, England–yet!

— Wha Wha!? Nice Call!!

Charity 2 / Julie 2

So, there you have it. My first “tie”!

Thanks, SO MUCH, Julie for taking time out to answer my questions (: Sorry you didn’t win! (Not really).

Check out her new release:

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You can pick up The Secret of Pembrooke Park. You won’t regret it!!!! Full of mystery, romance and intrigue. Check out the book trailer right here: