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Friday, November 15, 2019

Touched By Fate REVIEW

Touched By Fate 

Title: Touched By Fate
Series: Brides of the Low Country
Author: Preslaysa Williams
Publisher: Blasian Chic Media
Release Date: November 4th 2019
Print Length: 48 pages
Genre: Short Story, Contemporary Romance

Edition:| ebook 

BOOK LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon #CommissionsEarned

Reason for Reading – Requested to review from JustReadTours. I received a digital copy of this novella from the publisher. All opinions are my own, any review is voluntary.  


Analyn Richards likes life the way she likes her wedding planning business—orderly and predictable. All doubts aside, getting engaged to the successful man she's been dating for years is the natural next step, right?

Yet on her wedding day, uncertainty makes an unscheduled appearance. She finds herself deciding whether to go along with her wedding as planned or whether to make another choice.

Will this perfectionist find the courage to take a chance on the unpredictable?

Awesomeness Factor: 4 / ★★★★★

Main Characters

Analyn Richards

Characters: 4 / ★★★★★


Common in brides-to-be, Analyn has wedding jitters. She has a wonderful fiancee that treats her well and just wants this wedding to go off without any problems. She's determined this marriage will last but has some reservations since her first one did not. This is a short story that follows Analyn the 24 hours before she gets married.

Plot and Themes: 4 / ★★★★★


nervous bride

What did I like about the book?

Short story with rich characters! I was able to read it quickly. The author did a great job setting the stage and gaining sympathy for the main character. Women have intuition that we try to fight because of experience or not wanting to face the truth. That realness was represented well

I've never read anything by this author and she really made me feel like a part of Analyn's quirky family.Much like the main character, I have an opinionated grandmother  that speaks her mind and says embarrassing things that I can't prevent.

What did I not like about the book?


Date Started/Finished : November 13th 2019

Writing: 5/★★★★★
Story – 5 / ★★★★★
Romance – 4 / ★★★★★
Angst – 5 / ★★★★★
Content Flow – 5 / ★★★★★

Recommend? yes

Recommend To – someone that has an hour to kill, wants to sample this author's writing, enjoys short stories
Would Read More from Author? Definitely

Overall Rating: 4/★★★★★

Touched by Fate (A Brides of the Low Country Short Story)Touched by Fate by Preslaysa Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

View all my reviews based off Goodreads' ratings: 4 stars – really liked it, really enjoyable. Definitely recommend and I like seeing it on my bookshelf or lending it out to friends.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Sleuth's Conundrum EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY

The Sleuth's Conundrum JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for The Sleuth's Conundrum by Kimberly Rose Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Sleuth's Conundrum

The Sleuth's Conundrum 
Title: The Sleuth's Conundrum
Series: The Librarian Sleuth #3  
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink  
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Release Date: November 1, 2019  

Adam and Tara are sucked into a police investigation that might get Tara killed. Can Adam keep her safe or will he lose her forever?

Tara James, the local librarian assistant, is afraid her past will catch up to her when an infant is abandoned outside the Tipton County Library. Will news of the abandoned baby stir up publicity and force her to go on the run again?

Librarian Nancy Daley’s world has become complicated. Carter is pushing to set a wedding date, a woman was left for dead on the side of the road, and Tara, her assistant, is acting strange. Nancy is working every angle she can think of, but the case goes from bad to bizarre. Can she find the baby’s mother, help Tara, and plan her wedding without upsetting her life’s delicate balance?

Slow news days become a thing of the past for local reporter Adam Stacy when a dead body is discovered on the side of the road. Was the woman murdered or was it an accident? Adam’s feelings are growing for Tara, but she appears to have secrets she’s hiding. Is she somehow connected to the abandoned infant?

When things go from bad to worse Adam does everything in his power to protect Tara, but will it be enough?  

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Nancy sat in her mom’s office in the basement of the courthouse. Carter and Lyle each flanked the doorway. “I don’t understand why I can’t know the identity of the person you found.”

“We have to notify next of kin,” her mom said.

“But you always tell me about your cases.”

“Things are different this time.”


“This isn’t a case of stolen license plates, Nancy.” Carter crossed his arms.

“Duh. But I don’t see how that matters.” She made a silly face. He was supposed to be on her side, but it seemed whenever it came to a police matter, he chose to side with her mom. Then again, her mom was his boss, so she couldn’t really hold it against him.

“Now, Nancy.” Lyle shook his head. “You’re given a lot of leeway here, but you have to admit most of the things that come through this department aren’t life and death. This case is different, and you need to stay out of it.”

Nancy crossed her arms. “Fine.” If they were going to gangup on her she’d move on. “What about the investigation into Amelia’s mom. I could help with that.”

“Actually,” her mom said, “that’s a good idea. We have our hands full with this other case. I’ll forward you anything we learn.”

Kimberly Rose Johnson

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul. Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. You can sign up for Kimberly's newsletter via her website at:  

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ruby Jane by Susan May Warren GIVEAWAY


Title:  Ruby Jane
Series: Montana Marshalls series, book 5
Author:  Susan May Warren
Print Length: 304 pages
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Publisher: Stonewater Books
Edition:  eBook
Genre:  Contemporary Romantic Suspense

BOOK LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon |  #CommissionsEarned

She loved...and lost.

Ruby Jane never thought she'd meet the man of her dreams while running from the police in Russia. That he'd steal her heart on a train to Siberia. But loving a former CIA officer comes with a price...a life of danger. A life of high stakes.

A life where he simply disappears...

He has no memory of the man he was.

Mack Jones has no memory of his past...just the dark sense that he is hiding. And, he wants to stay that way. Mack likes the life he's built in a small tourist town, tucked away beyond the mountains, and has no desire to dig around in the gray areas of his memory.

When his place of business catches fire and Mack rescues the owner, he makes the news, which of course alerts the past he's hoping to outrun.

The only person who can help him is a mysterious woman he doesn't remember.

But a woman he desperately needs.

The surprising, thrilling conclusion to the Montana Marshall series.

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