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“On The Cliffs of Foxglove Manor” by Jaime Jo Wright – Book Review

On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor

“On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor” by Jaime Jo Wright

Duel Time Line

Review copy from the publishers

About the Book:

Adria Fontaine has been sent to recover goods her father pirated on the Great Lakes during the war. But when she arrives at Foxglove Manor–a stone house on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior–Adria senses wickedness hovering over the property. The mistress of Foxglove is an eccentric and seemingly cruel old woman who has filled her house with dangerous secrets, ones that may cost Adria her life.

Present day.
Kailey Gibson is a new nurse’s aide at a senior home in a renovated old stone manor. Kidnapped as a child, she has nothing but locked-up memories of secrets and death, overshadowed by the chilling promise from her abductors that they would return. When the residents of Foxglove start sharing stories of whispers in the night, hidden treasure, and a love willing to kill, it becomes clear this home is far from a haven. She’ll have to risk it all to banish the past’s demons, including her own.

My Thoughts:

The author delivers on yet another delightfully eerie and satisfying story with On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor. I’ve probably said it before, but I’ll say it again: Jaime Jo Wright is pretty much the only author whose creepy books I will read time after time. She does such a good job with not only drawing me in, creeping me out a little bit, but then still has me wanting more. In this new novel, both duel time-line stories are intricately woven with mystery and intrigue, and characters whose stories are aching to be told. And I, of course, was all too willingly to oblige ;)

Both present day and historical time periods were captivating and I loved the unique setting. While only familiar with Minnesota’s side of Lake Superior, I adore that body of water, and always welcome its appearance in any novel, from any angle. :DAnd all the unknown secrets wrapped around Foxglove Manor in both timelines was so interesting, and I loved each moment spent in its presence. I gravitated a little more towards the historical storyline, but both really were very well written. And can I say how much I loved Mr. Crayne? He and Adria were definitely my favorite characters. I would love more of their story. XDI appreciated how the ghost element was written, especially at the end. Those kind of ghost stories are the kind I’ll read *spoiler* the ones that make sense logically *end of spoiler*.

The faith message was also gently present, and I liked how contemporary heroine Kaley wrestled with what she believed, and contemporary hero Axel didn’t try to force answers down her throat, but also was there for her and showed her his faith. Oh and I also really liked the fact that Kaley’s brother Jude was autistic (very much so), and their relationship was very sweet.:)

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“Starganauts” by C.E. Stone Book Spotlight

Starganauts (Starganauts Series, #1)

Kaity Anderson was a new bride on her wedding day. Samantha Harris was an engineer who had given up all to follow God. 

Kaity’s reception is ruined when an alien gunship incinerates the surface of Earth. Rescued from the apocalypse by a strange prophetess, Kaity, her husband, and five others are drawn across the galaxy. While the prophetess promises God has a plan, Kaity grows increasingly desperate as their chances of survival—and water supply—dwindle.

Samantha didn’t ask to be God’s prophetess. Yet once she answers the call, the Spirit leads her to an inhospitable world with Kaity and several of Earth’s survivors. Hounded by the master of the gunship, the Earthlings search for water as their alien pursuers and dehydration close in. Only God’s promise of a future in a distant city gives Samantha any hope of survival. But could the answer to all their problems lie in eight, mysterious orbs? The discovery of these crystals will change their lives—and the destiny of galaxies—forever.

Thus begins Starganauts, a clean, compelling Christian space opera adventure by C.E. Stone. Fans of Star Wars and Star Trek will enjoy this series that explores how God’s plan prevails, even against impossible odds. 

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Get Outside Nature Journal ~Review

This “Get Outside” nature journal truly is darling and inspiring – it is such a creative idea, and I love how it encourages you to both engage in nature andbe a creative outlet of writing what you experience.

The journal is full of blank pages with many prompts to encourage further contemplation of your nature experience.

And towards the back of the book there are wonderful pages of information, such as how to identify cloud formations, animal tracks, constelations, and so much more.

I love it, and definitely recommend for nature lovers!

Thank you to the publishers for the copy of this lovely book!

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“The Nature of the Lady” by Roseanna M White ~Review

The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White

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“The Nature of A Lady” by Roseanna M White

Book One in the Secrets of the Isles Series

Review copy from the publishers

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

About the Book:

Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn’t favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage’s former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.

Oliver Tremayne–gentleman and clergyman–is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he’s happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth’s summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it’s the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can’t quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.

As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.

My Thoughts:

A new series by Roseanna M White always has the words “Yes please!” on my lips. “The Nature of the Lady” is a wonderful story that begins The Secrets of the Isles series fantastically. The setting was different from what I had come to know from the author but it was exquisite, and the characters were just as loveable as always!

It was fun having a bit of Pirate-lore mixed into the plot; I am always intrigued by any mention of pirates, what can I say. XD And as the reader, I felt like I really got to unravel the mystery alongside the main characters, and I waited with baited breath till the very last page.But as always, what made the novel a hit for me was the characters. They were lovely, and so relatable. Lady Elizabeth was so unique and I loved her genuine fascination with nature. Oliver Tremayne was a perfect hero, gentle and kind while still strong and caring. And really the whole cast of characters were varied and unique and you couldn’t help but bond with them. Especially Mam-wynn! She was a doll.

I nearly felt like I was there on the Scillies with them, solving a curious mystery and getting to know new friends. The faith message was gentle and sweet, and Elizabeth’s journey to truly finding God was peaceful and fulfilling. It was a quieter message, but still sweet. Can’t wait for more of this series!

*I recevied a copy of the book from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.

About the Author:

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at

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“Dusk’s Darkest Shores” by Carolyn Miller ~ Book Review and Giveaway

“Dusk’s Darkest Shores” by Carolyn Miller

Book One in the Regency Wallflowers Series

My rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

About the series:
While most stories set in Regency England focus on the rich, the young, and the beautiful, award-winning author Carolyn Miller decided she wanted to give readers something different for a change. Her new Regency Wallflowers series follows the commoners, away from the hustle and bustle of 1810s London, out in the Lake District of England. She tells the stories of women who are slightly older and have few prospects for marriage, women who might be considered “wallflowers.”
About the book:
How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness?
Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now that she has found purpose in assisting her father with his medical practice in England’s beautiful Lake District. Even without love, it’s a peaceful life.
That is until Adam Edgerton returns to the sleepy district. This decorated war hero did not arrive home to acclaim and rest, but to a new battle against the repercussions of an insidious disease. Mary’s caring nature cannot stand to see someone suffer–but how can she help this man see any brightness in his future when he’s plunged into melancholic darkness, his dreams laid waste by his condition?
Adam wants no charity, but he’s also no coward. If this gentle woman can work hard, how can he do less? Together they struggle to find a way forward for him. Frustration and antipathy slowly develop into friendship and esteem. Then a summer storm atop a mountain peak leads to scandal–and both Mary and Adam must search the depths of their closed hearts for answers if they hope to find any future path with happiness at its end.
Best-selling author Carolyn Miller is back with a fresh series that will not only thrill readers eager for more of her work, but bring in new fans looking for beautiful writing, fascinating research, deftly woven love stories, and real faith lived out in the Regency period.
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My Thoughts:

This was such a lovely story! The characters were definitely my favorite part of the story, as they came so alive, and were so realistic. The plot was captivating too, and the setting beautiful.

I loved Mary and Adam – they didn’t immediately become a pair, but their banter throughout the whole story was so much fun. And I loved how they both slowly realized their fondness for each other. There were some sad moments in this book, and each character went through some growth, which only made the story stronger. But truly, the friendship between Mary and Adam was just the best, and they were very sweet. The ending had me ‘awwing’ out loud. ^.^

I’m excited for this new series, featuring “wallflowers”, for they make some wonderful characters who are perhaps unseen at first.Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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– a copy of Dusk’s Darkest Shores
– a canvas bag to carry your latest reads
– a fun pair of Jane Austen socks
– Novel Teas’ English Breakfast tea
– “Drink tea, read books, and be happy” tea spoon
– “Let your faith be bigger than your fear” mug
– Black currant preserves from England
– Wax Lyrical candle from England


*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.