Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Wrapped up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn December 18, 2020

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When a quilt shop ownerfinds a former Marine’s journal,she longs to heal his heart…

When Sophie Davis sorts through a box of donated books to her church, she’s surprised to discover a soldier’s journal. As the daughter of a veteran who watched her father struggle over the years, she feels a deep connection to the man who wrote the emotional entries.

Former Marine Cole Aaron battled to find peace after returning to civilian life. He’s always needed to protect others. Now, fighting fires in Pine Hill, Kentucky helps him put out the demons within him. When Sophie shows up at the fire hall with his journal from when he’d first returned stateside, Cole can’t believe it was in the box he’d donated. Not wanting to face painful memories, he tells her to trash it.

Sophie and Cole are drawn together as they both volunteer for their community, but it’s hard for Cole to let down his guard, and he doesn’t need anyone’s pity. After all he’s been through in the past, can he find faith in a more hopeful future…one touched by joy?

This heartwarming romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Dilly Duchess Potatoes.

My thoughts:

So I will admit it. I love watching all the cheesy Hallmark movies at Christmastime, even more so this year because I just need something predictable and that I don’t have to think about. I know they are not well written pieces of work, but I love them nonetheless.

I will say, though, I thought this book was well written. It has so much more depth then the movies have, which is typical for books.

The books are even better then the moves for the reason above and because you get to become fully immersed in the town the story takes place. It’s like wrapping a warm blanket around you.

If you are still looking for a cozy Christmas story this one might be right up your alley,.

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


October Kiss by Kristen Ethridge September 25, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:56 am
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He’s a brilliant businessman,

but there’s one thing she can teach him:

how to enjoy the moment.

Poppy’s tried a lot of things. Yoga instruction. Pizza making. So far, none of them have seemed like her thing. Still, she doesn’t have to know where her life is headed to live it with enthusiasm.

Ever since his wife’s death, Ryan’s thrown himself into his work. Launching a successful new app will secure his children’s future…even if it means he can’t spend much time with them now.

As a short-term nanny for Ryan’s children, Poppy brings some much-needed fun and laughter. She’s never been one to commit, so why is she feeling so attached to these children…and even more, to their dad? Could it be she’s found her place at last?

This funny, feel-good romance contains a free Hallmark original recipe for Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Croutons.

My thoughts:

I love Hallmark movies. So I was very excited to review some Hallmark books.

I come with a different expectation when reading a Hallmark book. I know how the movies are so that is what I expect with the book. It’s a different expectation then I have with other books.

So this book was what I expected. It good romance with a sweet storyline. I could easily picture this taking place in my mind.

It certainly put me in the fall state of mind.

If you love Hallmark movies why not enjoy a Hallmark book, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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