Monday, February 29, 2016


Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp's sweet and touching story follows one woman's journey back to the home--and the husband--she left behind.

When Lydia Cunningham left her husband and moved to Atlanta ten years ago, it was with equal parts sadness and certainty. She loved her home in North Carolina, with its lush green hills and crisp, clean air. And in truth, she still loved John, too. But she could no longer live with her mother-in-law's constant criticism and the distance it created in her marriage.

Now, thanks to a job offer at her alma mater, Lydia is moving back, renting the old country house where she and John lived as newlyweds. She hopes to strengthen the frayed ties with her daughter, Mary Beth, and build a relationship with her grandsons. As for John--it's clear from the moment Lydia sees him standing in her doorway that he hopes they might rekindle their bond. The spark between them hasn't dimmed--but neither have Lydia's memories of past hurts. Yet in this magnificent landscape that's always felt like home, she might find a way to forgive and begin again.

My thoughts...

This is a beautifully written love story about a woman that returns home to the Smoke Mountains with her two sons to try and reconnect with her husband and the daughter she left behind. Tender characters and a love that won't die makes the perfect afternoon read.

I really enjoyed reading this uplifting book and finished in one sitting. A sweet story.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.

A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.

Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them.

Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her?

When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into dangerous and disturbing territory.

Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her?

My thoughts...

A pretty darn good psychological thriller with a mysterious plot, disturbing characters, and suspenseful ending. Croft has told two stories that blend nicely into one presenting all the answers asked throughout the book. A daughter that is abducted and appears years later as an adult then disappears again has Simone and Matt repeating the raw emotions again. Definitely a page turner!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


SWEET NEWS, the publisher just approved a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE campaign for pre-orders of the book (first 100 people). You or a friend can e-mail or message Ken an Amazon or Barnes and Noble pre-order receipt between now and March 1st and you'll get a second copy free.

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