The Mark of the King – Book Review

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The Mark of the King
by Jocelyn Green
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian, Romance

SYNOPSIS: After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

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Frostbite – Book Review

 

Frostbite (The Dragonian Series #3) by Adrienne Woods

Publication date: 8th March 2015

Rating:Four out of Five Stars

 

Synopsis

Losing Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of her heart and discovering her true identity has made Elena Watkins’ life almost unbearable. However, new trials will test the 17 year-old’s strength and push her to limits she didn’t think were possible.

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Throwback Thursday: Two Summers – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of ARR’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Book Title: Two Summers
Book Author: Aimee Friedman
Publishing Date: April 26th, 2016
Publisher: Point
Date Read: June 30th, 2016
Source: I received a copy from the publisher

 

Synopsis

ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender . . .ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises . . .

When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she’s dreamed of going: a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue — but nothing is as it seems.

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Asked and Answered – Book Review

 

He asked, she answered—a definite no. Now, seven years later, they’re facing off in court. Sparks will fly.

Becca is crazy about Carson, but with a proposal looming, she finds advice from the only person she can: her amateur-psychologist hairdresser.

Despite his plans for the future being completely thrown off, Carson can’t imagine life without Becca. But when the proposal goes horribly wrong, neither one of them dreams they’ll end up facing the other seven years later—in court—as enemies. Or with Carson nearly engaged to his boss’s daughter.

 

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One Italian Summer – Book Review

 

4.5 stars

Publication Date: May 4th, 2017

It’s been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie’s dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer’s here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy – but what’s it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms – the sun is still as warm, the gelato as delicious, the people as welcoming. But nothing is quite as it once was …

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Excess Baggage – Book Review

 

Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard
on May 23rd 2017
Pages: 220
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Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.

So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.

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Built to Last – Book Review

 

By Elizabeth Grace

Scarlett Deveareux may not have wanted to anything growing up the daughter of a judge and a socialite. But after the tragic car accident that orphaned her, it came to light that her father had bad investments, mortgaged the house and put the family into deep debt.

She’d attended college and pursued a professional career because that’s what a Deveareux did. With her parents’ expectations no longer bearing down on her, she’d decided to pursue her own dream-to run a successful bakery. The feeling of freedom had been accompanied with one of deep, aching loss.

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Flamecaster – Book Review

 

Genre: YA | High Fantasy | Romance | Magic | AMAZINGNESSSSSSS
Series:
Shatter Realms #1
Read Count:
1
Published:
April 5th, 2016
Pages:
544 pages
Format:
Paperback
Source:
 ARC from the author at NKYA Fest
Average Rating:
4.14 stars
My Rating:
All the stars!!!

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima is honestly, one of my favorite YA High Fantasy reads ever. It’s so… awesome : ) Her ability to string together the best characters and stories and glorious EVERYTHING and … everything that ties in so beautifully with her absolutely stunning, eloquent writing. Cinda, as ever, has me inspired and emotionally wrought.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Billionaire Impossible

 

This series highlights cheap, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

Discounted from $0.99 to Free

Darius White never did care about success and thrive; having an abundance of money allowed him to only seek for fun and pleasure! ‘Life is a joke’ was his moto…until his 20th birthday, when everything changed.

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