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Stories for His Glory

Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant November 5, 2021

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Two unlikely chefs. One life-changing contest. There can only be one winner . . . right?

Food truck owner Rory Perez may not be able to cook, but she’s determined to keep the family business out of the red. An upcoming contest during a food truck festival seems like the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her solid financial footing, freeing up her time to meet the man she’s been talking to via an anonymous online dating site.

Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father’s law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. If he loses the contest, he’ll be back at the law firm for good, so failure is not an option.

But things are about to get . . . complicated. Rory’s chef gets mono, forcing her to cook after all. And Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he’s been falling for online. Will they sacrifice the futures they’ve envisioned for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one?

My thoughts:

What a fun read. This has a lot of “You’ve Got Mail” elements to it which made it fun to read.

Both Rory and Jude are trying to find their way in this world. The both are suck and feel like that can’t escape, except one of them makes a move it effects the other in a negative way. From the beginning I was interested to see how the author would work this out with a happy ending. Who would compromise because either way someone had to give up something. Or would they?

Guess you’ll have to read it to find out.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

 

The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant October 15, 2020

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Love doesn’t always look the way we expect

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so that she’s created her own version of the famous Parisian love-lock wall at the bakery where she works in Story, Kansas. She never expects a video involving the wall to go viral–or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He’s definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for an epic love story like the one her parents had–and that certainly will not include the love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems the Pastry Puff is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just the bakery but the pedestal she’s kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri’s recipe just needs to be tweaked.

My thoughts:

(Insert me sighing) This is a very good book.

First, just look at that cover. I love it. It’s so pretty and romantic looking.

Second, there is a very good faith element in this book. At first I thought it was going to be weak in that area but it’s there and powerful.

Third, the romance is sizzling. The almost kisses had me wanting to throw the book and read more all at the same time.

Fourth, there were some lol moments. Mabel and Agnes had me cracking up.

This book delivers a powerful message about love. It can be messy and that’s okay. We should base our lives or our identity on what or who we think someone else was or is.

I highly recommend this read.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own.

 

Royally Yours November 21, 2019

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Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after…tiaras optional.               One Royal Christmas by Melissa Tagg
In the wake of the worst year of his life, His Majesty JonahHarrison Archer Davies makes the drastic decision to temporarily abdicate thethrone and travel to Tinsel, Vermont, in hopes of finding the peace and privacyhe needs to heal, discover his vision for his country . . . and somehow believehimself worthy of the crown. But when he meets charming librarian Rowan Bell,on a quest of her own to save Tinsel’s quaint cottage library, he’s more tornthan ever before as duty to the crown collides with an enchanting Christmastimeromance he didn’t see coming.

The Reluctant Princess by Betsy St. Amant
Princess Eleanor is weary of the protocol that comes withthe crown, along with her lack of voice on causes she holds dear. She takes aholiday in the safety of Tinsel, Vermont, to determine her next steps–andcertainly didn’t mean to fall for the average Joe assigned as her chauffeur.But Miles Channing isn’t so average, after all. He’s Liam Neal, part of thenotoriously famous American Neal Family, and is hiding with secrets of his own.When Christmas comes and the truth shakes her life like a snow globe, Eleanormust decide once and for all where she’ll be standing when the snowflakessettle.

A Royal Wonderland by Liz Johnson
With his public break up still making tabloid headlines,Prince Andrew Tennesley hopes a few weeks in Tinsel will help the gossips moveon and give him a chance to propose a program the people of his country need. WhenAndrew is left to decorate a home for Tinsel’s Christmas lights contest, he hasto rely on pretty hardware store owner Charlotte Hudson for help. Charlie doesn’tmind hanging twinkle lights with him. She just isn’t interested in thespotlight. But as they set out to create a winter wonderland, Andrew has herwondering if she’s been hiding out in Tinsel too and missing out on the bestgift of the season–love.

A Tinsel Holiday by Ashley Clark
Princess Beatrix has already met the love of her life. Twoyears ago, an American journalist named Tyler was assigned to write afeature story about her. But the twenty-four hours that followed changed thetwo of them forever. Now, Tyler has returned home to Tinsel and traded hiscareer in journalism to run The Melody Inn. Though the quirky mayor andeccentric town traditions are a far cry from the world travels he once enjoyed,Tyler has settled into small-town life and made peace with the knowledge hewill never see Beatrix again. But when an American tour brings Princess Beatrixto Tinsel, she and Tyler will have another twenty-four hours together and onemore chance at love. Only this time, with gingerbread and mistletoe.
 

My thoughts:

I want to go to Tinsel!

What a wonderful collection of Christmas stories set in a unique location. And what a round up of great authors.

I purchased this book for myself because it sounded so interesting and it was. If you enjoy good romance with Christmas thrown in you will want to pick up this collection for royal stories.

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