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Review – The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

This is the first book in a series. Last year I reviewed the second book, Where Two Hearts Meet (review), as part of a Lone Star Book Blog Tour. I was so excited to find the series on Hoopla and be able to read the first installment.

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Blog Tour – Badlands

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Sawbones, Book 3




Genre: Historical / Western / Action-Adventure / Romance

Publisher: Redhook

Date of Publication: June 27, 2017

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Stacking the Shelves · Tag/Meme

Stacking the Shelves – July 1

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the June edition. Titles link to Goodreads.



I didn’t buy any books!


The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

By Any Name by Cynthia Voigt

Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michelle Summers


None here, either!


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Blog Tour & Review – Heart on the Line

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Ladies of Harper’s Station #2


Karen Witemeyer

Genre: Christian / Historical / Frontier Romance

Publisher: Bethany House

Date of Publication: June 6, 2017

Number of Pages: 336

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Blog Tour – Under a Summer Sky

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Follow Your Heart, Book 3


Melody Carlson

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christian / Inspirational

Publisher: Revell

Date of Publication: June 6, 2017

Number of Pages: 320

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Book Review

Review – Sawbones by Melissa Lenhardt

I requested Sawbones from NetGalley because ever since it toured on the Lone Star Book Blog Tour, I’ve wanted to read it. I was surprised there was still an option on NG when the book is already published, but you never know until you try! Look for reviews to the next two books in the series over the next month or so.

Historical Fiction / Western / Romance


Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang… unless she can disappear.

With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician’s kit and heads West. But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide for only so long.

Sawbones is the first novel in a gripping historical fiction series. (Goodreads)

*I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

Maybe it’s a personal preference, but first-person POV seems more fitting for a contemporary work rather than a historical one. There wasn’t much connection to the main character Catherine/Laura despite being inside her head.

There were jumps in time/place, especially in the beginning, that at times made it hard to follow.

Catherine’s journey is not an easy one. It is filled with a lot of pain and misfortunes. But she still finds a way. I like that she did not give up, even though at times it seems she’s ready to. I really enjoyed the way the past continued to haunt Catherine through the people around her, showing that no matter how far you go, it’s a small world.

There are a range of secondary characters that prove to be quite interesting, as well.

The views on Native American Indians held by the characters of the book are probably pretty true to the time, but they were very difficult to swallow.

Overall the story was okay, and I’m hoping to see a little more development and complexity from the writing over the course of the next two books.

3 of 5 stars

Book Review

Review – Free-Wrench by Joseph R. Lallo

In my early Kindle days, when I read at all hours of the night/day while nursing my son, I read The Book of Deacon. There were a lot of books read during that time, so the fact that I remember reading and enjoying it means…something. Something good, I think. I fully intend to read it again sometime and leave it with a proper review.

One day I was browsing the “just added” audiobooks on Hoopla when the familiar name Joseph R. Lallo caught my eye. So I favorited Free-Wrench for when I was ready for a new audiobook.

I was also excited to see the rest of the Deacon series is available, as well as most of Lallo’s sci-fi series Big Sigma. The wide selection of titles, often including indie-pubbed works, is one of the reasons I really enjoy Hoopla.

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