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Tidings of Joy

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The Friendly Beasts of Faraday Book 2

by Shanna Hatfield

File Size: 1389 KB

Print Length: 139 pages

Publication Date: November 23, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07K813H3M

Digital List Price: $2.99

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 Synopsis:

Will a donkey, an adorable puppy, and a big-hearted man

Prove tidings of Joy last beyond the holiday season?

Quiet and unassuming, Drew Miller is more than just a mail carrier in the small town of Faraday. A typical day on his route includes fetching cats out of trees, changing flat tires, and good-naturedly enduring the pranks of the octogenarian crowd. Unexpectedly, he rescues a lovely young woman in distress. Drew’s convinced she’d never make the tiny community her permanent home, but he’s determined to give her a reason to stay.

Among the brightest, happiest memories from Joy Cooke’s childhood are the days she spent with her grandparents in Faraday. When she inherits their home with a stipulation requiring her to live there for six months, she eagerly moves to the mountain town. Then a freak snow storm leaves her at the mercy of the mail carrier, a handsome man she’s spent weeks watching out her office window. Through his steadfast care, she learns the true meaning of giving and selfless love.

Can she overcome his reserved, shy manner and claim his heart?

With the help of a donkey named Pete and a puppy named Bacon, anything is possible in this sweet Christmas romance filled with laughter and heartwarming love from USA Today Bestselling author Shanna Hatfield.

˃˃˃ Read all four sweet romances in The Friendly Beasts of Faraday series!

* Scent of Cedar (Book 1) – A woman in need of a new beginning finds herself tormented by a camel and captivated by the town’s bad boy. Can she overcome her fears to embrace a sweet holiday romance?

* Tidings of Joy (Book 2) – Only one woman can draw a shy mail carrier out of his shell, but it will take the help of her donkey and puppy to make it happen.

* Boughs of Holly (Book 3) – A free-spirited nurse winds up on a ranch with a stubborn cowboy and his matchmaking grandpa. Will love triumph over her need to roam?

* Wings of an Angel (Book 4) – Will a fun-loving teacher convince a woman sworn off romance to give love a second chance? He’ll need a hand from her son and his furry, feathered friends.

Start reading this heartwarming holiday series today!

My Thoughts:

A spectacularly funny holiday romance with animals as matchmakers.

December 7, 2018

With the help of a donkey named Pete and a puppy named Bacon, anything is possible in this sweet Christmas romance filled with laughter and heartwarming love from USA Today Bestselling author Shanna Hatfield.

Quiet and unassuming, Drew Miller is more than just a mail carrier in the small town of Faraday. A typical day on his route includes fetching cats out of trees, changing flat tires, and good-naturedly enduring the pranks of the octogenarian crowd.

Among the brightest, happiest memories from Joy Cooke’s childhood are the days she spent with her grandparents in Faraday. When she inherits their home with a stipulation requiring her to live there for six months, she eagerly moves to the mountain town.

I laughed out loud as I read this sweet, funny story. There are some very believable funny moments in this not to be missed book.

Although book #2 of a four book series they each are easily read as standalones. All four books can be read Free with KindleUnlimited. Book #1 is a bargain priced book and the other 3 are just $2.99 each.

Don’t miss this delightful series.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars (rounded up to 5.0) for storyline and character development.

I read this book for FREE with KindleUnlimited. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I am reviewing voluntarily.
If you’re ready for a comical and engaging holiday read this is one you will want to read.



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Once a Scoundrel

once a scoundrel

Rogues Redeemed Book 3

by Mary Jo Putney

File Size: 1326 KB

Print Length: 368 pages

Publisher: Zebra

Publication Date: September 25, 2018; Reissue edition

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Language: English

ASIN: B078QSNV6M

Digital List Price: $4.99

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Synopsis:

An outcast on the high seas . . .

The son of a proud naval dynasty, Gabriel Hawkins was born to command the sea, until he leaves the Royal Navy in disgrace and is disowned by his family. As captain of his own ship, he’s earned his living in ways both legal and illegal, and his experience makes him the best choice to ransom an aristocratic beauty captured by Barbary pirates.

Having avoided the traps of convention and marriage, Lady Aurora Lawrence is horrified by the prospect of spending her life as a harem slave. Her only hope of escape is a quiet, steely captain who has a history with her captor—and who will do anything to free Rory. Together they undertake a dangerous mission through troubled waters—and encounter another kind of danger as attraction burns hot within the close confines of his ship. But even if they endure the perils of the sea and enemy lands, can their love survive a return to England, where the distance between a disgraced captain and an earl’s daughter is wider than the ocean?

My Thoughts:

This series as a whole has been a disappointment to me as a reader. I wanted to like them but just had problems with the scenarios in each one.
This one included a heroine that is likely to be sold into a harem. RED FLAG! I don’t care for the whole human bondage plot.
This is book #3 and the first one was the only one that I could honestly give more than 3.5 stars to. If you like pirates and harems you’ll like this book, but it just wasn’t the read I hoped for.
I gave this book 3.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline. The characters were somewhat more interesting and would have bumped the rating up if the plot were one that I liked.
I received a complimentary ARC of this book by invitation. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

This Series:

  1. Once a Soldier
  2. Once a Rebel
  3. Once a Scoundrel

Click titles to go to my review of each book.




Nearly a Lady

nearly a lady

Haverston Family Trilogy Book 1

by Alissa Johnson

File Size: 527 KB

Print Length: 312 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01FIJL2EA

Digital List Price: $2.99

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Synopsis:

He wanted to right his family’s wrongs—but this damsel in distress has little reason to trust high society types and no interest in joining them…

The woman makes the man…

Winnefred Blythe learned at a young age to make do with very little. After the death of her father, she taught herself to live on a pauper’s allowance—until a charming visitor promises her the funds that had been stolen from her through the years. But Freddie isn’t comfortable with the trappings of money—or the attentions of a handsome stranger from London…

But can a man make a lady?

After the war, Lord Gideon Haverston resolved to never again burden himself with the troubles of others. Still, he was expecting to be greeted as a hero by the beautiful, if eccentric, young woman his stepmother cheated out of house and home, not suspected as a conspirator. Indeed, the situation is more complicated than Gideon had expected—and the task of taming Winnefred Blythe much more alluring…

Praise for the novels of Alissa Johnson

“A delightfully witty gem…A courageous, hilarious heroine, laugh-out-loud humor, and a true hero who will steal your heart.”—Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author

“Seductive… Filled with rapier-sharp repartee, passion, and espionage.”—Sophia Nash, RITA Award-winning author

About The Author:

This Series:

  1. Nearly a Lady
  2. An Unexpected Gentleman
  3. Practically Wicked

 





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