Forget Me Not Blog Tour and Giveaway

Friday, September 25, 2020



Nottinghamshire, 1785

Julia Cummings has long been acquainted with loss-her mother, her brother, her sister, her friend, all gone

too soon.  But the loss that pushed her grief to the limit as a young girl was that of her best friend, Lucas Jonquil, who abandoned her without looking back.  Now, eight years later, Lucas has returned to Lampton Park, and Julia has steeled herself-she will never forgive the man who broke her heart.

After losing too many of his friends and family to early deaths, Lucas vowed to live life to the fullest.  And after traversing the world, he has returned from his adventures to find his family and home as he left them-except for Julia.  The little girl he left behind has blossomed into a captivating lady, a lady who makes it clear she despises him.  With little hope of reconciliation, the former friends are blindsided when their parents make a shocking announcement.  Lucas and Julia have been betrothed without their knowledge and are to marry immediately.  Now Lucas must rely on the help of his closest friends to win the heart of a lady who loathes him-a lady he’s coming to love more deeply every day.

Review - Forget Me Not is the newest series by Sarah Eden. It takes place during the Georgian Era. The new series starts with showing the romance and history of the Julia Cummings and Lucas Jonquil, the parents of the children from the Jonquil romance series that Eden wrote for the Regency Time period. Both the romance and historical references were interesting in this series. Julia and Lucas were engaging and interesting characters. The characters had flaws, but were still likeable. Eden also does a good job at introducing Lucas's friends "The Gents." Usually when an author introduces so many characters it is poorly done and the characters blur together, Eden masterfully introduces the group of friends, describes their personalities and assigns them each a moniker to help the reader distinguish the characters and personalities. I can tell that a lot of thought and effort went into this book. I would recommend it to romance and historical fiction fans. To learn more and purchase a copy, click here.

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Commander of His Heart Book Review

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Love is a luxury she can't afford until he comes aboard.

Lessons in propriety did little to prepare Marah Kinsley for life on board a creaky old boat. Now widowed, the boat is her livelihood, if she can only keep the navy from learning that she has shouldered the work of maintaining it. When a handsome lieutenant is granted command, Marah has to curb her growing attraction to keep him from uncovering the truth and taking away her means of supporting her family.

Lieutenant Collin Boyd is elated to finally have his own command, until he lays eyes on the decrepit Teaspoon. What’s more, the bosun is mysteriously ill, and the brig is being run by the bosun’s young and determined wife. Trying to stay optimistic, he agrees to let her continue serving as her husband’s replacement until Mr. Kinsley recovers. But when Marah is caught in her lie, Collin is faced with the choice to let her remain at her post and threaten his career or cast her out of his crew to fend for herself.

As they work together patrolling enemy waters, their dependence on each other grows. A mistake and a court-martial threaten to separate them forever, forcing Marah to examine her heart. Can she give up her family’s dream to rescue her second chance at love?

Review -  Perfect length and entertaining read, Commander of His Heart by Arlem Hawks is a book worth reading. Commander of His Heart spins a different take than most books with a female taking on a male's job. The author, Arlem Hawks, didn't disguise Marah by putting her in male clothing. Marah wore her dresses with pants and demonstrated that she could perform a man's job on a ship while still maintaining her identity. I liked that the character was able to maintain her identity. In many pieces of literature, identities are hidden when women take on male jobs or activities in society. The openness of her identity and  The romance was sweet and easy to read. The characters were interesting and compelling. This book is book four of the Forever After series, however the books can be read on their own. To learn more about Commander of His Heart, click here.

Other books in the Forever After series:

Letters for Phoebe by Sally Britton
Romancing Her Rival by Joanna Barker
Her Unexpected Courtship by Megan Walker

Please note that I received a free ebook, however, this is my honest opinion. This post also contains affiliate links that help maintain this blog.

Lifted Review

Monday, September 14, 2020

There are thousands of books on health, fitness, and personal training. But what is it really like for the people who dedicate themselves to helping others live a healthier lifestyle? 

What does a dayin the life of a personal trainer look like? Lifted is a story about the human condition, set against the backdrop of a local gym. The book will give you a glimpse into the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of Kevin Sharp, certified personal trainer. You'll follow him as he works to help his diverse set of clients through a variety of trials, tribulations, and successes. You will experience the strange and hilarious antics of the gym-goers and share in the tragedies and difficulties Kevin, his peers, and his clients face together. Lifted will take you through a roller coaster of emotions, and leave you wanting more. It will challenge the perceptions and prejudices we sometimes have about people who are different from us; and encourage readers to view people in a new, more understanding and compassionate way. Above all, it will give readers a new perspective not only of the fitness industry, but of the world.

Review - This book shares the adventures of a personal trainer within a day as he navigates through interacting with clients and co-workers. Lifted felt like an accumulation of several stories as the author shares glimpses into the character's lives. The novel ranged from heart-warming to dramatic to humorous. The author did a good job at presenting different characters and emotions to show that life in the gym can bring about a variety of people and experiences. The characterizations helped bring the novel to life and make the characters and setting seem realistic. It's a must read for fitness and gym enthusiasts. To learn more, click here.

Please note that I received a free copy to review, however, this is my honest opinion. This post contains amazon affiliate links that help support this blog.

Havenlight Warehouse Sale and Giveaway

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Havenlight sells Christian & LDS art, paintings of Jesus Christ, LDS Temple paintings, prints, & photography. Havenlight is having a VIP inventory blowout sale at their warehouse in American Fork, UT! Starting September 3rd at 10:00 AM, you can save up to 90% on framed and unframed temple portraits at the Labor Day scratch and dent warehouse sale! Simply RSVP here and download your voucher at the link below:

Come and browse through some of the most well known, beautiful photographs of the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This sale ends September 5th at 5:00 PM!

For those of you not in Utah Valley, we would love to give you the opportunity to win a 24x36 temple print of your choosing! Please enter the giveaway below:

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September Giveaways (low to moderate entry)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog or social media giveaways I've entered, thought someone else might be interested in entering or that have been submitted to me through bloggers. Check back often throughout the month to see if I have posted more giveaways. If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.
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