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#Dancing With The Sun by Kay Bratt–Review–5 Stars-#NetGalley

Dancing with the sun:xx 850.jpgKay Bratt’s New Outstanding Book, About Healing, Forgiveness, & Survival–Coming 11/27/18

 

Dancing With The Sun is a book to savor, remember and read again.  The story is heartfelt, beautifully written, and emotionally moving. 

Sadie suffered from empty nest syndrome and a failing marriage.  She also stopped truly living life the day her son Jacob died. And, although Sadie loved her adoptive daughter, Lauren, Sadie’s buried grief over her lost son, clouded that relationship. When her daughter, Lauren, traveled across the country to go to college, Sadie worked extra shifts to bury her loneliness. Tom, Sadie’s husband, spent less time at home than ever before. He worked long hours at the office, and often left for weekend trips, alone.

When many of Tom’s belongings and his favorite slippers went missing from the house, Sadie figured that her husband had found someone else. She didn’t blame him really. It was just another painful loss for her to bear. Sadie decided to visit her daughter in California. She wanted to break the news to Lauren gently so that when the changes occurred in the family, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise to Lauren. 

Although Sadie wasn’t keen on hiking in Yosemite National Park, she allowed  Lauren to lead the way. It was while they were lost in the wilderness that Sadie faced her unresolved grief, failures, and regrets; and found forgiveness and healing, for her soul. 

Kay Bratt brought the book alive for me with vivid wilderness scenes, rich character development, and raw emotion. I loved every page of this heartwrenching, compelling and touching novel.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio  (from author’s page on Amazon)

Kay Bratt is the author of eleven full-length novels and two children’s books. Her writing became her solace and support while she navigated a tumultuous childhood, followed by a decade of abuse as an adult. After working her way through the hard years, Kay came out a survivor and a pursuer of peace–and finally found the courage to share her stories. A wise man once told her to “write what you know,” which resulted in Kay’s pet project and her bestselling series, The Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters. 

Learn more about Kay and her writing at http://www.kaybratt.com.

From Kay: To be notified when new books are released, please sign up for my monthly email newsletter at http://www.kaybratt.com or at this link: http://eepurl.com/q9_2X

The Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters now has five books! See below for what order to read them:

The Palest Ink (Prequel to the series)

The Scavenger’s Daughters

Tangled Vines

Bitter Winds

Red Skies

 

#My Dearest Enemy by Jennifer Moore–Review-5 stars #NetGalley

My Dearest Enemy::.jpg 850.jpgDon’t Miss Jennifer Moore’s Newest Historical Fiction Romance–My Dearest Enemy!

 

My Dearest Enemy is a compelling read. Once I started it this novel, I couldn’t put it down. I finished the book in one day. 

The year was 1812, and the Americans were in Canada, fighting Great Britain. Abigail Tidwell was tired of living alone, freezing, and shouldering the chores by herself. She was outside gathering wood, when she noticed, the barn door ajar. Upon investigation Abigail found, an American officer, unconscious, bleeding, and suffering from an arrowhead to his side, and a knife wound to his arm.

When Captain Prescott demanded that Abigail leave her home and follow him, she felt betrayed. She had nursed the American officer back to health; and, this is how he thanks her? But when Abigail discovered, that it was her doctoring skills that were needed, Abigail left without complaint. The longer Abigail spent time with Captain Emmett Prescott, the more she enjoyed his company. She was falling for the enemy and didn’t know what to do about it.

Emmett felt like a failure when his soldiers, himself, and Abigail were captured. Abigail was a healer and a Canadian, so she didn’t think that she had anything to worry about. She was wrong. British officer, Lieutenant Fox, made it very clear that he didn’t believe her story. The Lieutenant was a cunning and cruel man. He took great pleasure, in making people, who crossed him, suffer. Unfortunately, Captain Emmett Prescott was at the top of his list. 

My Dearest Enemy is well researched and written. I became engrossed in the story and cared about the characters, right from the start. The romance between Abigail and Emmitt is heartwarming, engaging and sweet. I have read several of Jennifer Moore’s books and have never been disappointed. 

Thank you, Covenant Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was aboard a British frigate during the age of sail.