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My Top Reads from 2014 January 2, 2015

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Here are my favorite books I have read this year, I tried to do a top ten but I couldn’t narrow it down that far. These are books that when I see the cover I think, “Oh yeah, I really liked that one.” Thanks for reading all my reviews and supporting the blog in 2014. I don’t tell you guys this enough but I do appreciate you and for traveling with me on this journey 🙂 Looking forward to another great year.

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Merry Christmas and Love At Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk December 24, 2014

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Before I share my review with you today I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you encounter the amazing gift of Jesus in a new and fresh way this year. Below is a link to a video that depicts what happened 100 years ago as the troops in WWI called a truce. It moved me to tears and reminded me of what Jesus can do even in the middle of a war. Maybe you are in a personal war of your own. Be reminded that Christ alone can bring you the peace you desire. Click here.

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Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Hope Prentiss didn’t go to the Harmony High School senior prom. Instead, she and John Burke drove to Boise and got married. At eighteen. But when Hope panicked after saying “I do,” the mail-order preacher assured her he just wouldn’t send in the paperwork. No forms, no marriage, no problem. Right?

Well . . .

Now, ten years later, Hope discovers that her prom-night wedding counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. And he’s staying with her Aunt Verna at the inn where she and Hope host weddings. Though Hope thinks she wants an annulment, a little time with John makes her think twice . . . and emotions between the more-or-less Mr. and Mrs. Burke reach a boiling point a soon as they get a moment alone.

With annulment out the window, Hope finds herself staring in the face of a divorce. But after spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce … or a real wedding of her own.

My thoughts:

I loved the premise of this story. A young couple rush off to get married but think it doesn’t “take” just to find out that it did. What will they do?

It should be easy until they make their marriage “official”, if you get my meaning, then it becomes much more complicated.

Not to mention Hope is sort of dating someone else…yikes!

John just wants his wife back and will do whatever it takes to make her see that he really does love her.

The Christmas theme isn’t overly present in this book but it was still a nice lead up to December.

Cindy seemed to work in a lot of depth into a quick read and I appreciated that. I didn’t feel like anything was rush. Overall, I recommend this one 🙂

Visit Cindy here.

Grab you copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Books-A-Million.

An e-copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through in exchange for an honest review.