Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vicars

Polarity In Motion

Brenda Vicars

 
Digital copy of this book received from the author for an honest review.

 
Oh my goodness…….POLARITY IN MOTION wrecked my heart the whole time I was reading. Once I started reading, I was instantly hooked on Polarity and what that poor girl was going through. I read this heartbreaking story in one sitting. I couldn’t stop flipping the pages and I had to know what was going to become of Polarity. Nothing that happened was her fault and you couldn’t help but cheer for her as she tries to figure it all out.

 
POLARITY IN MOTION has so much mystery involved that as soon as I thought I figured out who was bullying Polarity with her photo, Brenda Vicars throws me a curve ball and I realize I’m totally wrong. I love when an author does that to me. As you are reading Polarity’s story you will feel embarrassed for her, so much so that you feel as if you are in school with her and glaring at everyone in the room trying to protect your new friend.

 
Once I met Ethan, Polarity’s friend, I was totally hooked on him and prayed he wouldn’t hurt her too. He is a good guy and tries really hard to help her out and find out who is doing this to her. Ethan opens Polarity’s eyes to what other students go through that she never really thought about. Bullying and racism still goes on in school and Polarity can not sit there and keep her mouth shut. She knows what it feels like to be picked on and not have anyone stand up for you. She can’t let someone else go through that.

 
POLARITY IN MOTION is such a moving story. All of the characters are very relatable, especially Danny who is the class jerk and had me thinking about all those boys I went to school with that acted just like him. Now I find myself praying that there will be another book about Polarity and Ethan. Please Ms. Vicars, continue the story to San Antonio so we can see how Polarity is doing. She has a huge heart and I know she isn’t done helping the underdog.

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A Girl’s Guide To Moving On by Debbie Macomber

A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

Debbie Macomber
A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON is the second book in the New Beginnings series by Debbie Macomber. I loved the first book, Last One Home, but this one blew me away. This series has so much more drama than what I have been used to with Debbie’s stories and I loved it. Cheating husbands and the women who leave them and the way Debbie did it was the best and ultimate revenge!

 
Leanne has been married to Sean for thirty five years and has always turned a blind eye to his cheating ways. When her daughter in law, Nichole, finds out that her husband is cheating she leaves almost instantly. Leanne draws strength off of Nichole and leaves her dog of a husband too. They come up with a list of rules that will help them move on from their old lives and find happiness once again. Nichole and Leanne have always been close but now their bond is now stronger and unbreakable.

 
Debbie Macomber goes straight after your heart with A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON and never lets it go. I was laughing and crying and sometimes on the very same page. The new men in Nichole and Leanne’s lives are so perfect for them, but they need to learn that on their own. They need to learn that they are worthy of being happy again and to be treated the way they deserve, not the way their husbands treated them.

 
I am really enjoying this new style of writing for Debbie Macomber and I hope she continues with it. I felt as if I could really relate to both of these strong women and having been through a few divorces of my own, Debbie nailed the emotions spot on. There were times where I was flipping out with Nichole and Leanne for allowing their exes to still control them after they got divorced, but I loved this story and tried to keep an open mind. It was great catching up with Karen and Cassie, Nichole’s sisters, as well. A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON is a beautiful story of forgiveness, second chances, and new beginnings and I will be recommending it to everyone I know who reads. I’m hoping and praying that this series will be continuing.

Longbourn’s Songbird by Beau North

Longbourn’s Songbird

Beau North

I’ve never read Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice but according to other reviews, LONGBOURN’S SONGBIRD is a modern retelling set in the present day. Now that I’ve read this wonderful story I am going to go back and read the Jane Austen book as well. Once I started, I could not put this book down. I was instantly hooked on this heart wrenching tale and found myself on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen. This story deals with so many tough subjects and keep in mind that it takes place in the South in the 1940’s. It deals with domestic abuse, racism, PTSD, diabetes, as well as homophobia.

The unexpected twists and turns in LONGBOURN’S SONGBIRD will have you reading late into the night. All of the characters are well developed with pasts that seem to constantly haunt them. Elizabeth is fun and she captured my heart right away with her snarky and quick whit. I was on an emotional roller coaster while reading and the sadness and loss almost pushed me over the edge. I love when an author can do that to me. Near the end of the story, I slowed down quite a bit because I didn’t want it to end. Which wasn’t easy to do as I felt the build up all along and was just about holding my breath.

LONGBOURN’S SONGBIRD is the debut novel by Beau North and I can’t wait to see what she writes next. She is on my radar now and I will be checking regularly for her next book. The amount and variety of emotion she pulled out of me was just amazing.

 

 

ARC received from author for an honest review.

Sweet Kiss by Judy Ann Davis

Sweet Kiss

Judy Ann Davis
ARC received from the author for an honest review.
SWEET KISS is a very cute, clean story. Tappe and Kate have been friends since they were six years old. They haven’t seen each other for a long time as Kate stayed in town but Tappe was living over seas. Now Tappe is back in Little Heron Shores Florida and buys a marina with his dad. Kate runs a local coffee shop and is doing really well for herself. Tappe is thrilled to learn she is still there but saddened when he learns she is engaged to someone else.
Tappe would love to have a second chance with Kate. When he learns that her being engaged is just a big misunderstanding he can’t wait to start all over again. But Kate has other more pressing issues. Violet, her sister, wants to sell their inheritance as she is deeply in debt due to her deadbeat husband. Kate wants to keep the house and live there, but Violet is having none of it. Plus, the post mistress, Eva May Poole is trying to run Kate out of town as she wants Tappe for herself.
SWEET KISS is a funny and sweet novella. I was giggling and smiling the whole time I was reading. Kate has never forgotten her first love and Tappe hasn’t either. The story is very well written and hooked me from the very first page. My only complaint is that when I was done reading, I was sad that it was over. I was just getting to know Tappe and Kate and wanted to learn more about them. I can’t wait to read more by Judy Ann Davis. Even though this tale was short and sweet it really held my interest.

Amish Promises by Leslie Gould

Amish Promises

Leslie Gould
Eve has been paying for the way she acted years ago and sees no way out. She made a promise to her sister in law on her death bed that she would take care of her children for her. Of course, a short time later she meets Charlie, who is not Amish. The two are quite taken with each other and as much as they try to fight it, there is a huge attraction on both of their parts. Everyone else can see it but Eve knows if she follows her heart, she will have broken those AMISH PROMISES she made to her best friend Abra. Eve’s brother Tim is determined to keep Eve in their community and he fights her every step of the way.
Charlie is visiting next door from Tim’s house where his old army buddy, Joel and his wife Shani live. They just moved to Lancaster County with their son Zane to make a better life for themselves. At least that is what Shani is praying for. Joel was severely injured in Iraq, is suffering from PTSD, and feels totally useless sitting around waiting for his leg to heal. Shani isn’t sure if their marriage can survive and on top of that, she is pregnant with their second son as well. Eve and Shani become close friends until Tim tries to intervene because he is afraid that Eve will want to leave her Amish faith and become Englisch.
I am so excited to be reading this series, Neighbors of Lancaster County by Leslie Gould. I’m going to read the second book, Amish Sweethearts as soon as I finish my review. It is just that good. I was instantly swept up in all the characters lives, felt their happiness as well as their heartache, as if I was sitting right there at the table with them breaking bread. They have all become my friends and I can’t wait to see what happens next for them all. Leslie Gould writes beautifully and rips away the protective layers of your heart as you are reading. She pulls at your heart strings and doesn’t let them go until the very last page. AMISH PROMISES is the perfect beginning to this series and I can’t wait to continue learning more about all of these wonderful and caring people.