Sabotaged By: @DaniPettrey

Sabotaged - Alaskan Courage Book 5 - by Dani Pettrey

Sabotaged By: Dani Pettrey

It has arrived. It is a bittersweet moment for me, the final book in the Alaskan Courage series. Throughout these five books the McKenna’s have become my friends, they have become a book series I will re-read over and over. However, even with it being the end of the series, it did not keep me from devouring this book from the very start! Sabotaged may be one of my favorites of the set (However, I really am partial to Kayden’s story in Silenced). Pettrey has continued to impress with each book, with twists and turns you never know quite what you are getting into.

Reef’s story is no different,although through him and Kirra I believe that Dani has reached another level with her characters. I loved the characters of the previous book but there is something about Kirra and Reef that is very human and authentic. The problems they face on a personal and emotional level and you can connect with their struggles and inner turmoil of figuring how to navigate a new relationship with the baggage of someone’s past and working on moving on while embracing what God has planned for you.

I can never say enough good things about the Alaskan Courage series and I highly recommend all of them. Just a warning, once you start you won’t want to put them down, so you may want to purchase them all at once!

I received this book complimentary from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

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Two Roads Diverged…

For those of you who follow me on here, I started a 2nd blog a few months back, initially it was for a travel blog and slowly I’ve been posting more. This blog will still be used for posting book reviews and all, but for updates on my travels and what’s going on, this is where I will be posting the majority of the time. I haven’t decided yet, but currently my book reviews will remain on Elle in Organic Shoes!

Flying Solo

I didn’t plan to be writing so much about seasons. It’s not necessarily because of the new year that I’ve been thinking about the future so much, it may be part of it, but looking at this coming year I see deadlines, end dates, contracts up, leases needing renewed or preparations to make to move on. I’ve been in the same state for almost 5 years. It’s not that I am restless, I love where I am, I love Oklahoma but there is still that part of me that wonders if this is where I should be?

Moving on doesn’t scare me, and honestly if it wasn’t so difficult to get a Visa to live in the UK I would probably be making preparations by now.

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I’m always up for a change of pace, to see somewhere new. Staying…that’s another story. Staying means looking at the past 5 years and…

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Always on my Mind By: Susan May Warren

Casper Christiansen is good at helping everyone that needs it, when it comes to his own problems he is good at running away, and as an archeologist/treasure hunter it’s never hard to find a place to go. After a failed dig in Honduras Casper has returns home to surprise the girl he fell in love with. However, Raina has a secret she’s been hiding and the truth leaves Casper heartbroken, but Raina needs a friend and Casper needs to figure out how to be that for her and show her how much God cares for her.

I can never turn down a Susan May Warren book, especially when it is a Christiansen Family Novel. Always on my Mind may be one of my favorites yet, I’ve loved the other books but there is something about Casper and Raina’s story and how it is not a neat and pretty story tied up with a bow. It is a story full of emotions and struggle, Casper and Raina are authentic and real and dealing with life and it doesn’t end resolved. As the series has continued each book continues to progress and grow with the characters. I recommend this book, and the entire series to anyone. Make sure to start at the beginning  though!

-Elle

I received this book complimentary from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A Brush with Love By: Rachel Hauck

Ginger doesn’t believe she is beautiful, due to a fire as a child she has been lift with very visible scars which has left her feeling ugly and constantly needing to hide them. Through dealing with her scars and learning that she wasn’t beautiful she decided to help others beautiful, succeeding to the point of touring with a famous country star and than returning home to start her own beauty salon. Than one day the unexpected happens, the boy who broke her heart in high school stops by the salon and will be a part of the wedding party Ginger will be helping with. Tom has returned to town to Pastor a church and change the stigma of his family name in the town.

The only negative of A Brush with Love is that being a novella you finish wanting more of the story. Hauck has crafted a story that is beautiful and full of life. The story is a great quick read and that does not only pull you in but fills you with biblical truth and how Christ sees each of us. Hauck has an amazing way of turning a fiction book that teaches truth and is filled with worship. I highly recommend this book and the Wedding Novella Series.

-Elle

I received this book through the Litfuse Publicity program in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.