Dreams Thrown Away ~ The Sperling Chronicles by Dilsa Saunders Bailey

dream_thrown_6x9-perfectebookDreams.  Dreams are a series of thoughts, images or emotions that occur while sleeping.  Having daydreams is something that is pleasurable for you while you are awake.  Most of us dream about what our lives would be like when we get older or what we want to be/want to do in life.  Whenever you hear someone say “I’m living the dream”, the things they thought about when they were younger is happening for them now.  Is it possible to live the dream or is the best we can do is hope for the best?

Kalina Denise Harris is a young girl with a lot of big dreams.  Kalina comes from a small town but she has big city dreams, and she can’t wait to leave this small town behind!  Kalina has dreams of going to a big college and leaving all of the sadness that she has to endure living in that smal town.  One day Kalina world is rocked to the core and now she doesn’t want to leave this small town that she calls home but she has no other choice.  What is she to do?  Where will she go?  How will she make it not being at home around people that she knows?

Dreams Thrown Away is a book about decisions.  Do we make the decision to follow our dreams, do we decide to fall in love and live happily ever after or do we decide to just make it through one day at a time?  This book has you on the edge of your seat with some of the situations that are happening.  You might be happy, you might be sad or you might just be in awe but whatever you are feeling you know that something in this book is causing you to feel that way.  I enjoyed the character interaction and the flow of this book, it is an emotional rollercoaster.  Bailey has written this book to make you want to read more.  This is my first time reading one of her books but not the last, I will gladly continue this series.

Dreams Thrown Away ~ The Sperling Chronicles can be purchased through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), Barnes and Noble (Paperback) and the author’s website: https://simplydilsa.com/home/.

  • File Size: 757 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Good Show Publications,LLC; 3 edition (December 30, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RTIYQK
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Appearances by K. Reshay

63306637_Kindle Ready Front Cover JPEG_7070994Appear ~ to be or to come into sight.  When you appear somewhere, you are able to be seen or at the very least your presence is known.  Some people make a grand appearance because they like to be seen while others just are barely noticeable.  However you appear to a person it will be a lasting impression, that’s why when you show your true self you are never forgotten.

Toni and Maya met on the first day of college.  Their first time being away from home they developed a quick bond.  To them, they were the sisters that the other never had.  As they get older and hopefully a little bit wiser, they start to discover things about each other that is not very favorable.  What should they do?  How should they go about addressing these issues and is it even worth speaking about?  Can and will the friendship survive or will they go their separate ways?

Appearances is a book about realization.  When you meet a person you are seeing what they want you to see, not the real and true them.  As time goes along, you start to get comfortable and the real them makes an appearance.  That is what is happening in this story, it is about friends who eyes aren’t totally open towards each other.  The story line flows and the book makes you take another look at the characters.  You are trying to decide if you really like that person or were you tricked.

The excitement that occurs in this freshman novel is the beginning to a very long writing career and I look forward to reading more from Reshay.  Congratulations to a very good start!

Appearances can be purchased through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BarnesandNoble.com (Paperback).

  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545192820
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071HXKHTC
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Better Late Than Never by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Rev. Curtis Black series book 15)

bltnFinale ~ the close or termination of something, the last and often climactic event or item in a sequence.  That more than accurately describes this novel.  We all knew this day was coming but for it finally to be here is surreal.  This is the 15th and final book in the Reverend Curtis Black series and it has been an awesome ride but all good things must come to an end.  We have been through every emotion possible with this man and we continue to come back, that is the sign of a great author.

Curtina Black is the youngest of Reverend Curtis Black children and she has fallen right in line with his other children.  Curtina has been as close to perfect since she has been with Curtis and Charlotte but as of late she has discovered the quickest way to torture her parents, by being a typical teen.  It doesn’t matter what Curtis and Charlotte does, they can’t seem to get anything right according to their youngest daughter and likewise she is seeming to do everything wrong in her parents eyes.  Who will break first and will be the consequences if any?  Will the Black family survive this last child and the trials and tribulations that she is sending them through?  Is this marriage strong enough?  Who will come out the victor?

Better Late Than Never is a book about love and forgiveness.  There are several situations going on in this final novel in the Reverend Curtis Black series but the one thing that is understood is love conquers all.  We have been with the good Reverend since the beginning with Casting The First Stone, we have seen wives come and go, lovers come and go and children coming from every direction but through it all the one thing that is constant is love.  I love the way Roby directs her characters because they could be you, me or anyone that we know.  The writing is so realistic that it makes you want to search for the REAL Reverend Black!  I am sorry to see this series end BUT maybe Rev. Black will visit in a standalone book.  So long Reverend Black, it has been a pleasure!

Better Late Than Never can be purchased nationwide everywhere you buy your favorite books.

  • File Size: 650 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 31, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2018
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0763LBZ8F
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The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

marriage lieIt has been said that the first two to five years of marriage are the hardest.  You are still getting to know each other, learning how to cohabitate and dealing with blended families.  If you can make it through that part then you should be okay.  That doesn’t mean that you stop learning about each other that just means that you should have gotten through the shocking parts already.

Will and Iris have been happily married for seven years.  They are finally ready to start enlarging their family.  They have the perfect home to raise a family and they are getting started but then the unthinkable happen.  Tragedy strikes and now Iris is trying to find out what has happen and why.  In the process she is discovering that she had not learned everything and she is confused and hurt.  How is she going to figure out why this series of events is happening and what is she going to do about it.

The Marriage Lie is a thriller.  It is a romantic thriller that will catch you off guard.  You are trying to follow and then you are thrown for a loop.  It is not a bad loop you just won’t be prepared.  Belle has written this book so that  you are engrossed in the book until the very end and then you are still thinking.  I enjoyed the character interaction and the story line of this novel and I look forward to reading more from Belle.

The Marriage Lie is available for purchase everywhere you buy your favorite novels.

  • File Size: 621 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: December 27, 2016
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01EF02ZUS
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The Wrong Husband 2: The Finale by B.M. Hardin

wh2Marriage is probably the hardest job you will ever have in your life.  It is hard enough trying to figure out what you like and what makes you happy now you have to figure out and maintain what makes someone else happy too.  There has to be an easier way.  When you are getting to know a person and decide to get married, you are still learning about that person.  As long as you are together you will always find out something new about that person.  What if the new things you discover is something that you are not willing to accept or deal with?  How will your life proceed then?

Sassi is just making it by.  Never would she had thought that her life would be so complicated. While she thought she knew that she married the right man she had began to have doubts.  It wasn’t uncommon for a bride or groom to have butterflies on their wedding day, that was a big step!  What was uncommon was for her to continue to wonder.  Yes she loved Eddie and yes she loved their family but why was the butterflies still there after ten years ?  Had she always felt like this and just put it on the back burner or was this something new that she was letting come to the forefront?

The Wrong Husband 2 is picking up where The Wrong Husband left off.  You have everyone trying to be with and figure out who they are supposed to be with.  Hardin brings a new twist to this book and it had me walking away from the book to get myself together.  You have characters that will have you thinking “what in the hell is she thinking?” or wondering “where can I find this author, I’m mad now!”  I love writing that get you in your feelings, that makes the book more relatable to the reader.  The story line had a certain flow to it that allows you to keep up with is going on  and not be lost.  I will continue to read books by Hardin if she keeps writing like this!

The Wrong Husband 2: The Finale can be purchased on Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback, Barnes and Noble (Paperback) and anywhere you purchase your favorite reading material.

  • File Size: 908 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692670254
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071DZWVVW
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Life After Death: A Romantic Suspense by TJ Graham

40587406 (2)When you get married you agree to love each other until death do us part.  Then what?  Death is final.  There is no doubt about that, but what about those left behind?  Is death final for them or is it possible to pick back up your life and continue on? Is it going to be you and your new person or is it always going to be three of you in the relationship?

Dr. Andre Lang is a dedicated husband and a father.  He loves his wife and daughter, they are his reason for breathing.  He is a successful OB/GYN and his wife Rene is Professor of African History at the University of Memphis.  They were living a great life in Memphis until one day when his world was shaken apart.  Where did his wife and daughter disappear to?  There is no reason for them to just leave, what has happened to them?  What if they don’t come back, what will he do?  How will he survive with his two reasons for living?

Mackenzie Hill is a wife and mother of three.  This is the life she has always dreamed of, it doesn’t get any better than this.  Just when you believe that everything is going your way, life throws you a curve ball.  Your life is turned upside down and you have to figure out how to make life work again.  Is it possible to have happiness after such sorrow?  Should you just hide in a corner or get right back up on that horse?

Life After Death:A Romantic Suspense is a very good read for a freshman novel.  This book has everything that you are looking for that the title proclaims that it has.  Your characters are interacting with each other and it seems familiar to you like you know these people or this could possible be your life.  You are reading and then you are laughing at and with some of the characters and talking to others.  Graham did very well in this break out novel and I look forward to reading more of his work.

Life After Death: A Romantic Suspense is available through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BarnesandNoble.com (Nook and paperback)

  • File Size: 525 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Prodigy Gold Books; 1 edition (June 26, 2018)
  • Publication Date: June 13, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DPW3Y2H
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Insincerity by Richard Godwin

Insincerity_eBook_Cover_Blue_Richard_Final (1)Many times when we meet people we try to go on the old adage “Do unto other as you would have others do unto you.”  In a nutshell that means treat people the way you want to be treated, so that means you would want to meet people who are genuine like yourself.  Once you get to know the person and learn the person beneath the shell that is when all the fun begins.  You learn what makes them tick and what makes them cry and at some point you discover if you really want to continue to know the person.  What happens when the person underneath is someone not worth knowing?  Do you try to change the person or run from the friendship?

Tammy Wayne is a woman who is lost.  She is lost because someone murdered her sister Holly.  While Tammy has taken up searching for serial killers, she is still haunted by the one who got away.  The police can’t or won’t help her so she is on her own.  What is Tammy supposed to do when she knows down in her soul that this person does really exist?  Should she just leave it alone like the police want her to or should she keep on until she reveals the truth.

Karen Sincere is married to her husband, Mickey.  It started out as a good enough marriage but over the years Mickey started to change.  Karen noticed the change but was afraid to say something to Mickey about.  She know that he had a traumatic childhood but has he gotten over those haunting events?  What if anything can Karen do to help her husband get better?  Does Mickey feel like there is an issue with him or is the issue with Karen?

Insincerity is a mystery/murder novel.  I say it like that because while there are murders going on it is more of a mystery about who, how or why these murders occur.  I love the mindset of Godwin because he keeps you wanting more.  Just when you think things are going to go in one direction they are switched up and go another way, that keeps you thinking while you are reading.  I love the book cover, it is intriguing and makes you wonder what is between the pages.  If you have never read a book written at the hand of  a British author, you will enjoy this.  While some of their words are spelled slightly different from in America, you will not be lost.  I enjoyed his work and I look forward to reading more.

Insincerity is available for purchase on Amazon.com (Kindle edition).

  • File Size: 1696 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Black Jackal Books (June 4, 2018)
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CQNDQ91
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