A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert (review by Kristi)

A Woman of Furtune

Money. Luxury. Power. Scandal. Starting over. This book has it all. This book starts out like an episode of “Dallas” with a powerful, rich family living a perfect life only to have it come crashing down around them. The story then focuses on Claire and how she rebuilds her life after the dust settles and she has to get used to the new normal that is her life.

This book was so well written and interesting that I couldn’t put it down. The story was very believable and the characters were authentic. It is very apparent the author did her research and wrote a very real, “ripped from the headlines” story. The author did a great job of making you like these, at times, very unlikable people. The story was easy to get into and stay involved in. I just couldn’t put this book down. I had to find out what happened to these people.

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a new-to-me author and I will definitely be on the lookout for more of her books.

Lovestruck in London (Review by Kristi)

lovestruck in london

Whenever I’m looking for a light, romantic read I know I can pick up a book by Rachel Schurig and find just that. Lovestruck in London met all the criteria I was looking for. It is a light read with characters I felt an instant connection to. It is a sweetly romantic read. I love the fact that Rachel creates characters who are attracted to each other without all the “can’t stand the other person” conflict a lot of romances have. Her characters are attracted to each other upon meeting and build a relationship that seems real.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt like I instantly knew the characters and her descriptions of London made me feel as if I were there. The book was easy to get into and stay interested in. This book was a quick read and was a sweet romance. I must say I was sad to come to the end but happy when I found there are more books in the series so I can “meet up” with the characters again and find out what happens next.

I highly recommend Rachel Schurig to anyone looking for a light, sweet romance and a quick to read book.

The Decision by Wanda E Brunstetter (Review by Cathy)

the decision

Book one of Prairie State Friends

A poignant story with characters that became very endearing to me. The relationships between the characters are all very well defined.

Wanda Brunstetter has written an emotional and loving story that reflects how the decisions we make affect not only us, but the people around us. It’s a story of love, understanding and sacrifice. She’s managed to make endings which at first seem sad, become new beginnings which hold promise, and I am looking forward to the second book in this series.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which I given.

The Decision by Wanda E Brunstetter (review by Kristi)

the decision

This book isn’t your typical fairy tale romance Amish fiction. This book deals with serious real life issues and the fact that sometimes we just aren’t given the happy ending we were looking for. Things may not work out as we planned but everything happens for a reason.

Wanda did a fantastic job writing about someone who has diabetes and dementia. The way she handled these two things was respectful and classy. Having never dealt with someone who has dementia I felt after finishing the book that I had a better understanding of what it must be like to be a caregiver for someone battling this horrible disease.

Wanda has a true talent for creating characters that make you care and stories that tug at your heart. This book proves it. Even though this book covers some tough topics it is not a depressing read. It is an easy to read book that is a definite must read. I can’t wait until the release of the next book in the series.

I was given a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my opinion.