Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Kaye Dacus, Romance Fiction
Kaye Dacus in her new book, “Turnabout’s Fair Play” Book Three in the “Matchmakers” series published by Barbour reunites us with the five grandmothers who have united to marry off their single grandchildren.
From the back cover: The matchmaker has met her match.
Flannery McNeill has sworn off men. . .at least the handsome, charming kind, as they’re nothing but trouble. So when handsome and charming Jamie O’Connor shows up as an usher at her best friend’s wedding, she tries her best to avoid him. But it seems like someone is conspiring to throw them together. Two someones, to be exact: Flannery’s grandfather and Jamie’s grandmother.
Maureen O’Connor thinks Kirby McNeill’s granddaughter will be perfect for her grandson and convinces Kirby to help make the two a couple. But soon, the matchmakers will find the tables turned on them when Flannery conspires with Jamie to play matchmaker, too.
As the juniors scheme to bring the seniors together, a hilarious tumult of mayhem and misconceptions ensues. . .but will it end in romance?
Kaye Dacus really knows how to write a wonderful story. Once again Ms. Dacus has filled the pages of “Turnabout’s Fair Play” with high drama, wonderful romance and fascinating characters. And to end the series she has given us not just one romance but two. There is the theme of keeping one identity, being true to yourself, even though you want to fit in with the crowd. And, of course, there are the moments that you laugh out loud. ”Turnabout’s Fair Play” is a lot of fun and I recommend this book highly. I am sorry to see this series end as I have really enjoyed the concept and the characters however I am greatly looking forward to Ms. Dacus’ next series.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction, Rosslyn Elliott
From the back cover: Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles . . . but real freedom is sweeter.
In Westerville, Ohio, 1855,Kate Winter’s dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, she’ll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performance-and use it to mask her flight.
Ben Hanby, Otterbein College’s musical genius, sees Kate Winter as an enigmatic creature, notable for her beauty, yet painfully shy. Then he hears her sing-and the glory of her voice moves him as never before. He determines to cast her in his musical and uncover the mystery that is Kate. Still, he must keep his own secret to himself. Not even this intriguing woman can know that his passionate faith is driving him to aid fugitives on the Underground Railroad.
A terrifying accident brings Kate and Ben together, but threatens to shatter both their secrets and their dreams. Kate can no longer deny the need to find her courage-and her voice-if she is to sing a new song for their future.
In “Sweeter than Birdsong” Rosslyn Elliott not only gives us a great romance but a real piece of history. While her work is fiction this book is based on the lives of a real Ben and Kate who went through much of the events depicted in the story. This story has such great themes, slavery, how to do good when evil abounds, true love and how God works His plans even in the midst of great suffering. I like history and any story that has something to do with The Underground Railroad is a winner in my book. On top of all of that “Sweeter than Birdsong” has real life John Parker as one of the characters and you have to read this book to know more about him. I guarantee you will be delighted. This is a wonderful read and I recommend it highly. Looking forward to Book Three in this series from Rosslyn Elliott
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
***Special thanks to
Karri James | Marketing Assistant | Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***
James Randall Robison works with his parents, James and Betty Robison, at Life Outreach International, where he writes and produces for the Life Today television program. Randy and his wife, Debbie, are graduates of Oral Roberts University and are raising their four children in Texas.
Visit the author’s website.
Christians should be the happiest of all people! Randy Robison, writer and producer for Life Today television program, encourages readers to embrace everything God wants for them, including deep, overflowing gladness that does not depend on pleasant circumstances or emotional highs. Robison provides helpful answers to important questions like these:
What is true happiness? How does it compare to blessing, joy, and our delight in the Lord?
Is true happiness attainable in this life?
Why does God want us to be happy? How does happiness relate to our relationship with God, our character, and our mission?
What keeps us from being happy? What promotes happiness?
How can we be happy even when we are broken, afraid, or navigating stressful situations?
Full of biblical wisdom and insight, this engaging new look at happiness challenges readers’ unexamined assumptions and opens new possibilities for them to rejoice in the Lord like never before.
List Price: $11.99
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)
AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER: