Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mail Order Mishap Audio Review

Samantha Fury's Review
Mail Order Mishap
Clean Romance with an Edgy story line
Barbara Goss  

Samantha Fury 
Audio Reviewer
I'll state that I could write a book when making a review but I like to keep things crisp and to the point. I hope you enjoy my review and that you will consider listening or reading Mail Order Mishap. I've been listening to audio books for over 18 years, and I enjoy a good listen. I also make most of Barbara's Covers and enjoy working with her. I hope you enjoy this review and will consider taking a listen to one of her novels.

Mail Order Mishap

History Lesson 
Let me start out my saying this book made me think about the Civil War. It never crossed my mind that after the war there was a shortage of men and that there were many women left widows, some of them with money in the bank others not.

A good way to start a novel
I enjoyed the way Barbara starts her novel, instead of a lot of boring backstory she uses
letters mailed back and forth to keep us up to date about what has been transpiring.

Spoiler Alert

A different kind of love Triangle
This is a bit of a spoiler but it won't take you long to figure it out. The story has a twist and a lot didn't like it because her supposed betrothed was Gay and looking for a marriage of convenience. Some will think this is a bit edgy and there are a few moments that you think the wrong thing is going to happen but it does not. I for one found this a reality novel, and that this could have very well happened.

A fast Listen. 
I loved this story it moved fast and though the narrator is not my favorite I didn't have any trouble following who was saying what. I listened to this on my phone and my echo dot and they synced back and forth. A fast good listen.

A Clean/Church Backdrop 
Though this book is not Christian to me it's very clean, and a good read.  It takes life as it is, and it's not always what we think it will be. Good things happen along with bad, it's all about what you handle yourself and the decisions you make that determines your outcome.

Garret and Charles the brothers 
I fell in love with Garret quickly. He's my type of rugged young man. He can carry a heavy trunk with ease. He's supportive of his brother because he cares for him and  he's handsome what more can you ask for in a cowboy. Oh yes and he has morals though he forgets them now and then but at the right moment he comes to his senses.

Happy Endings.
I do not like to read a book that ends wrong, I do love a happy ending. Life is not always what we want it to be so we sure need a good ending.

What I didn't like
I think every book has something we don't like, but the only thing is that she was rich and didn't cook or clean. I found that a little unrealistic, BUT I am not very familiar with this time period, but that said. I still give it a 5 star.

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Book Blurb
Amber Wakefield travels to Hunter’s Grove, Kansas to meet her intended and walks into a very unwelcoming atmosphere. Charles Turner, her intended, seems cool and aloof, and his brother Garrett—downright rude. She wants nothing more than to rush back to Virginia, until Edna Smith, her chaperone, falls ill, and she's forced to stay. She knows Charles harbors a secret, and she isn't sure whether Garrett is her friend or her enemy. When she finally discovers the truth, she wants nothing to do with either of them. One of the Turner brothers vows to win her love. But which one?

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Reading Amy Convicted Review


Guest Blog for Reading Amy 
Amy doesn't have her own blog yet but we will be 
carrying her reviews. We hope that you enjoy 
her remarks about Convicted by Jayda Iris

About the Book
After getting married and having children way too young, recently divorced Presley Williams decides to move on with her life, but not before reliving her teen years while working as a DJ in a teen dance club. As the center of attention, Presley gets caught up in the popularity as well as the drama.

When Presley meets Drew Mansfield, she takes a seat on a roller coaster that turns into the ride of her life. Her best friend and soul mate, Drew becomes Presley’s obsession. But when Drew gets sentenced to years in prison, Presley’s love and loyalty is tested.

In a desperate attempt for companionship, she turns to Drew’s rival and cousin, Kendall Roberts. What starts out as friendship turns to a hot romance that takes Presley by surprise. Now, caught up in a tormenting love triangle with two bad boys, Presley is forced to make the hardest decision of her life. Choices have consequences. Consequences that affect three souls. Three souls knitted together but forever changed. Who will Presley choose?
Book Link  Pages   298  Genre Family Life Love and Romance  Review 4.5 out of 5

Now for the review

Who was your favorite character?
I actually have 2, Presley, of course, but also Luke. Presley is the obvious choice, you can relate to her. She has a rough marriage, then ends up divorced with 2 kids, living with her parents basically. She's in her mid 20's and doesn't quite want to grow up yet, to an extent. Next is Luke, even when Presley isn't being the wife she should be, he still stands with her. He loves her, and you cant help but admire that quality. He wants his marriage to work, so he waits patiently until she tells him to leave.

Did this book make you laugh or cry?
Both. There are instances where you're doing both at the same time even. You laugh, cry, get mad, you feel it all.

How long did it take you to read this book?
Only 4-5 hours. Once I started, I didn't stop until I was done.

Would you read another book by this author?
Most definitely!

Did you find the book believable?
I really did. As a woman who was divorced at 22 with a small child, I had some of these same feelings and thoughts. My life wasn't like Presley's, but if my story had been anything like hers, I could see myself responding in some of the same ways.

If this book was made into a movie, who would you see as the leading male?
I can't really come up with anyone right off the top of my head, I'll answer this later lol

What was you favorite thing about Presley/Eve?
She knew in many of the situations that she was in, it wasn't right. Yet she had this urge to just let go. At times she might've let go too much, but she learned from it. I think it made her, in the end, a better mother, wife, and person. Sometimes you have to mess up before you can truly find yourself.

Bio about Amy 
Amy is a stay at home mother and she loves to read if you would like to have her review your book please comment below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks Amy for joining us today.

About Jayda 
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