Wednesday, November 22, 2023

From an Unknown Sender (Falcon Point Suspence #2) by Traci Hunter Abramson and Sian Ann Bessey + A Giveaway!

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About the Book

From an Unknown Sender

Title: From an Unknown Sender
Falcon Point Suspense #2
Traci Hunter Abramson & Sian Ann Bessey
Covenant Communications
Release Date:
November 21, 2023
Clean Suspense

After spending a busy holiday season putting drug smugglers behind bars, CIA operative Cole Bridger is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas in Vienna with his girlfriend and fellow operative, Isabelle Roberts. But when Isabelle is tasked with investigating a string of suspect financial transactions and redirects a suspicious package to a museum in Amsterdam, she inadvertently places Cole’s cousins in the crosshairs of a drug smuggling ring. 

Lars and Marit have no desire to be drawn into the deadly dealings of the criminal underworld, but when Lars’s sister, Tess’s, life is placed in danger, they willingly join Cole and Isabelle in their efforts to uncover the mastermind behind the drug smuggling ring. Unfortunately, the two couples’ involvement does not go unnoticed. And though each step brings them closer to the truth, they also reveal a startling picture of greed and corruption at the center of a dangerous organization that will stop at nothing to retrieve what it has lost.

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It's easy to say that I love this series.  The whole of it.  It all starts with Heirs of Falcon Point so you must read that story first.  From there, you have these two featured authors writing The Danger with Diamonds and now From an Unknown Sender.  A.L Sowards is taking on the historical side with Codes of Courage based on the ancestor of one of the characters in these books.  (one of my favorite books this year!!)  

I love how this series is full of family, excitement, secrets, suspense and yes, danger.  It really kept my attention and had me hanging on to see what would happen next.  The character development was good, the relationship progression a little slower.  But Lars, Marit, Cole and Isabelle working together was so good.  They are friends and they are family.  They each of have strengths and connections is different places.  It was so much fun!!  I can't wait to see what comes next.

If you haven't started this series yet, grab Heirs of Falcon Point and start reading!  You are in for a treat!  If you've already started, carry on!  

Content:  death, peril, violence.  Kissing.

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

More Books in This Series

  The Danger with Diamonds

About the Authors

Traci Hunter Abramson  Sian Ann Bessy

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She loves to travel and recently retired after twenty-six years coaching her local high school swim team. She has written forty-five best-selling novels and is an eight-time Whitney Award winner, including 2017 and 2019 Best Novel of the Year.

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Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the US, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, with a minor in English. She began her writing career as a student, publishing several articles in magazines while still in college. Since then, she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best-selling author, a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

Sian and her husband, Kent, are the parents of five children and the grandparents of three beautiful girls and two handsome boys. They currently live in southeast Idaho, and although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch still rolls off her tongue. Traveling, reading, cooking, and being with her grandchildren are some of Sian’s favorite activities. She also loves hearing from her readers. 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Almost Like Being in Love by Sariah Wilson


A modern-day Ohio woman and a seventeenth-century Scottish laird fall in love at first sight in a magical holiday romance by Sariah Wilson, the bestselling author of The Chemistry of Love.

Maren Kelly and her friend Penny may be lost in the Scottish Highlands, yes. They may be caught in the blizzard of the century, sure. But despite their dire straits, Maren is going to honor her ailing mother’s wish for them to experience all the magic, mystery, and whimsy Scotland has to offer, even if she freezes to death trying. When they’re rescued by the dashing Duncan Campbell, who seems like he walked straight out of the seventeenth century, Maren is more than a wee bit bewildered.

Their shelter is Duncan’s castle in Highglen, a captivating village that feels somehow familiar…as does the laird himself. Brimming with holiday cheer and friendly, boisterous family members, Highglen is a safe haven in the frigid winter storm. Maybe it’s the carolers and the warm hearth—or Duncan’s comforting brogue and stolen kisses—but Maren feels as though she’s come home. And in Duncan, she may have found her long-awaited soulmate.

But is this a miracle that could last a lifetime?

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Ahhhh!!  I absolutely LOVE Brigadoon.  It's one of my all time favorite musicals and this book was one gigantic nod to the classic film.  If you have never seen Brigadoon, you might think that this story is unrealistic and the insta love might drive you nuts.  BUT.  If you have watched Brigadoon and loved it, then you are going to LOVE this story.  And also, if you haven't watched Brigadoon, you should.  It's magical and wonderful and lovely.  

This novella had tons of Scottish Christmas, New Year and wedding traditions.  It was full of family and friends, celebrating and being together.  That Duncan was swoony and had the BEST lines in the story.  SAAAAWOOOON!  Every time I would come across a nod to the film, I would smile because it seriously made me happy.

I loved being swept up into a magical story.  It was unrealistic, just like the movie, fluffy and romantic.  It felt like the perfect escape.  It was nostalgic and new at the same time.  I'm singing right along with Gene Kelly right now, It's Almost Like Being in Love.  🎵  I think I'll  go watch the show now. 

Content:  kissing

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Six Missives (At Home In Brighton) by Rachael Anderson

Miss Michelle Ellington despises the founder of a competing school for young ladies. Already, he has lured away two teachers and seems intent on wreaking havoc upon her school, all while the headmistress is away. She’s never met the man, but the few missives they’ve exchanged have told her exactly the sort of person he is—an underhanded cad.

Sir Miles Wentworth made a promise to his dying father and is driven to succeed. He'd be well on his way if he could just entice the reputable Miss Ellington to leave her current position and work for him. Unfortunately, her frigid reply makes it clear that his school would be the last place she’d ever seek employment.

When the pair encounter each other as strangers one evening, they form an instant connection. Smitten by the mysterious woman, Sir Miles sets out to romance her. What he soon discovers, however, is that the woman he is falling more in love with every day is the same woman who would like to make mincemeat of him.

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Every time I read a book by author Rachael Anderson I am reminded why I love her writing so much.  Her books draw me in and wrap me up in a gentle, sweet way.  

This story has so much banter.  I love witty banter!!  Chelle and Miles are both intelligent and independent.  They have an instant attraction but Chelle is keeping some distance and secrecy around herself.  Miles is pursuing her.  It made for some fun interactions.

Miles is so determined to prove himself to Chelle so she won't hate him.  He messed up.  He really did.  And then he bumbles so many things but his consistency and his kindness, not just to Chelle, but to everyone, is hard to ignore.  I simply adored Miles.  He tried so hard.

Things I loved:

  • dances on the beach
  • bunnies
  • a bundle of pencils
  • the boy with a dog named Lucifer
  • the talk with Chelle's dad
  • the ending
This is the second book in this series but these books can easily stand alone.  

Content:  kissing

- I read this book through Kindle Unlimited.