Monday, January 31, 2022

The Butterfly Box by Mindy Steele

The Butterfly Box

Book Summary

When the small town of Miller’s Creek suffers great loss, one band of brothers and a pair of town matchmakers help breathe life back into the community.

Penny Lapp thought life was done knocking her down, but when the earth shakes the ground beneath her, she knows life isn’t finished toying with her yet. Everyone she has ever cared for is gone. Now suffering from her own accident while being the sole caregiver to her mother, Penny must find a way to survive the storms God has given her. Giving up would be easier, but when a stranger from the north arrives and refuses to leave, she might just discover she has so much to fight for.

Luke Milford came to Kentucky months ago for his cousin’s funeral. Helping his family with their mounting losses, Luke finds himself drawn to his cousin’s intended. He has never met anyone so fragile, so in need…of him. Penny Lapp needs more than a new roof, and Luke is determined to give her that before he must head back home. What was meant to be simply repaying an old debt for saving his life years ago has now brought him back to claim what captured his heart.
My Thoughts

The Butterfly Box by Mindy Steele is the second book in the Miller Creek Series.  While The Butterfly Box can be read as a standalone, I believe it is better if you read To Catch a Hummingbird first.  I thought The Butterfly Box was well-written with developed, realistic characters.  I enjoyed getting to know Penny and Luke.  Penny has had a difficult life.  You cannot help but feel for her.   Hazel and Rose are a delight.  They are caring woman who love to meddle especially in matters of the heart.  They added humor to the story which it needed to offset the tragedies. The Butterfly Box starts off with a calamitous disaster that devastates a number of families in the area.  Penny loses someone dear to her, but few are aware of how close the two had become.  Luke is a kind, thoughtful, and generous man.  Luke had been exchanging letters with his cousin who perished in the accident.  He knows how much Penny meant to his cousin.  Luke has five brothers including Lewis who traveled with him to help their relatives in their time of loss.  Lewis has sworn off women and he wants to steer clear of the matchmakers.  With available young women in the community and a lack of men, Hazel and Rose will be busy finding them matches.  I wonder if they had anything to do with the ad in The Budget.  The Butterfly Box is an emotional novel.  This one will tug at your heartstrings.  The book transitions well between the tragedy and shortly thereafter into a few months ahead when people are beginning to move on.  The Butterfly Box is a story of forgiveness, healing, finding love, and God’s graciousness.  I look forward to the next installment in the Miller Creek SeriesThe Butterfly Box is a touching tale with a terrible tragedy, a butterfly blanket, a morose mother, faithful friends, meddling matchmakers, a bevy of brothers, and an atypical ad.

The Butterfly Box is available from Amazon*.  The first novel in the Miller Creek Series is To Catch a Hummingbird.  You can find Mindy Steele's other novels here plus you can follow Mindy to receive updates on her latest releases.  Thank you for stopping by today.  It is hard to believe that January is over already.  I am featuring Foundation of Love by Amy Clipston tomorrow.  It is An Amish Legacy Novel.  I hope that you have a day filled with joy.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!


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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Magdelena's Choice by Molly Jebber: Review and Giveaway!

Magdelena's Choice

About the Book

Book:  Magdelena's Choice

Author: Molly Jebber


Release date: January 25, 2022

As the daughter of a wealthy rancher, Magdelena Beachy may not truly need her job at the Amish Charm Bakery, but she enjoys tending to customers, be they neighbors or curious Englischers. Only one thing would make life sweeter, and that’s if Toby Schlabach would court her. It’s not just his dimples and smile that warm Magdelena’s heart—she admires his kindness and values. Yet she worries their chance may slip away . . .

With his daed ill and his mother and sister depending on him, Toby can’t yet offer Magdelena the future she deserves. But even as he nears his goal, he learns her father has arranged a match with another suitor. Magdelena risks shunning if she goes against her family. Choosing a path will take courage as well as faith—in God’s plan, and in this steadfast, tender love . . .

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About the Author

Molly Jebber is a best-selling and award-winning author of Amish Historical Romance. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly Best Ten lists, USA Today’s HEA, featured in live video on Naples News, many media outlets across the U.S. You’ll find her books on most stores the first three months of their release across the U.S, UK, Canada, and more. She’s been interviewed on television, and she’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, other women’s professional organizations, and she offers presentations on writing, agent or no agent, publishing, and marketing. She also speaks about the Amish lifestyles and traditions. She says the most rewarding part about writing stories is meeting wonderful readers who become friends through social media and at her speaking events. Please visit her website: for a full list of her books, speaking events and recipes.

She loves God, her family, and friends and Florida sunshine. She says yes to swimming, the beach, golf, and time with her family and friends, and no to coconut, onions, and skydiving!

More from Molly

Magdelena faces difficult decisions when having a difference of opinion with her parents. If she goes against them, she’ll face serious consequences.  Sometimes we have family situations that arise, and they require us to search our heart for how to deal with them. Toby also faces hardship, tragedy, and being judged wrongly by others. Toby and Magdelena are sure God has a plan for their lives, but they’re not sure if they are following his will. They pray for guidance. You’ll enjoy their friends and how they come into play in this story. We all have friends we love, and memories we make with them. They root for us. The same goes for this couple. You’ll wonder what will happen next, and just when you think things are better, something else happens. I hope you enjoy the story. Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win the grand prize at the end of this tour!

My Thoughts

Travel back to 1914 to Charm, Ohio where Magdelena Beachy is hoping that Toby Schlabach will soon ask to court her.  Toby’s father is severely ill so that leaves Toby responsible for providing for his mother, father, and sister.  Toby works on the family farm plus makes beautifully crafted furniture that sells at Andrew’s shop in town.  Toby is intimidated by Mark Beachy’s wealth.  He wants to make sure he has enough saved up for land and a house before asking permission to court Magdelena.  Just when Toby is ready to approach Magdelena’s father, he learns that Mark has arranged a marriage for Magdelena to a newcomer.  Magdelena has always obeyed her parents, but this is the one time she is not willing to acquiesce.  Toby and Magdelena love each other.  Magdelena needs to make a choice.  Marry the man she loves and lose the family she holds dear or marry a man she does not love which will make for an unhappy marriage?    

Magdelena’s Choice by Molly Jebber is the fifth novel in the An Amish Charm Bakery series.  Each book in An Amish Charm Bakery series can be read as a standalone.  If you read them in order, it will allow you to become immersed in Charm and the lives of the ladies who work at the bakery.  I thought Magdelena’s Choice contained good writing, and the story moved along at a steady pace.  I like the characters in the story.  I thought they were realistic, and their attitudes suited the time period.  We get to meet Abram and Annie Hook who have just moved to Charm.  Toby and Magdelena befriend the couple.  We get to catch up with the characters from the other four novels in the series.  I thought this was a clean, sweet Amish romance.  I was not a fan of the repetition.  Certain details are repeated over and over.  I liked the issues raised in Magdelena’s Choice.  Sometimes you need to be patient and wait for God’s timing.  In the meantime, you must pray and continue to do good works.  Charity Beachy was a delight.  She is such a precocious child.  She certainly knows who she wants to marry when she is old enough.  I thought Charity and Peter were adorable together.  I like how people supported Magdelena and Toby.  It can be hard to be obedient when you want to follow your heart.  The delicious items at the bakery will have your mouth watering.  You will find yourself craving whoopie pies and snickerdoodles.  Magdelena’s Choice is a charming Amish tale with scrumptious pastries, a clever and crafty Charity, an insistent suitor, a forceful father, compassionate mates, and a firm faith.  


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away the grand prize of a $75 Amazon gift.  Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click here to enter.  

Magdelena's Choice is available from Amazon*.  You can find the other novels in The Amish Charm Bakery series hereThe Amish Charm Bakery series includes Liza's Second Chance (on Kindle Unlimited), Ellie's Redemption, Hannah's Courage, and Maryann's Hope,  You can find Molly Jebber's other novels here.   Molly along with six other authors has Amish Spring Romance Collection publishing March 1.  Thank you for joining me today.  Do not forget to enter the giveaway and leave a comment for an extra entry.  I will return on Monday to share my thoughts on The Butterfly Box by Mindy Steele.  I hope that you have a delightful weekend.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!


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Friday, January 28, 2022

Aunt Ivy's Cottage by Kristin Harper

 Aunt Ivy's Cottage

Book Summary

Up in the attic, with views across the sparkling bay, she opens the lid of the carved trunk. Carefully moving aside the delicate linen wedding dress once worn by her great-aunt, she unpacks all the smaller boxes inside until she finds the leather-bound diary. She knows this will change everything…

All Zoey’s happiest childhood memories are of her great-aunt Ivy’s rickety cottage on Dune Island, being spoiled with cranberry ice cream and watching the tides change from the rooftop. Now, heartbroken from a recent breakup, Zoey can see her elderly aunt’s spark is fading, and decides to move to the island so they can care for each other.

When she arrives to find her cousin, Mark, sitting at the solid oak kitchen table, she knows why Aunt Ivy hasn’t been herself. Because Mark—next in line to inherit the house—is pushing Ivy to move into a nursing home.

With the cousins clashing over what’s best for Ivy, Zoey is surprised when the local carpenter who’s working on Ivy’s cottage takes her side. As he offers Zoey comfort, the two grow close. Together, they make a discovery in the attic that links the family to the mysterious and reclusive local lighthouse keeper, and throws doubt on Mark’s claim…

Now Zoey has a heartbreaking choice to make. The discovery could keep Ivy in the house she’s loved her whole life… but can Zoey trust that the carpenter really has Ivy’s best interests at heart? And will dredging up an old secret destroy the peace and happiness of Ivy’s final years—and tear this family apart for good?

A stunning and emotional read about old secrets, new love and never forgetting the importance of family. Perfect for fans of Mary Ellen Taylor, Robyn Carr and Mary Alice Monroe.

My Thoughts

Aunt Ivy’s Cottage by Kristin Harper takes us to Dune Island where Zoey has experienced many happy memories.  I thought the cover was just lovely for Aunt Ivy’s Cottage.  The descriptions of the island and Aunt Ivy’s cottage are vivid.  The author brought the scenery alive with her word imagery.  There is a cast of characters with most of them related to Zoey.  After the death of a close relative, Zoey stays on the island to take care of Aunt Ivy who is getting on in years.  Zoey is then contacted by her niece’s stepmother.  She would like to send Gabi, Zoey’s niece, to stay with Zoey with her while.  She believes it is in the best interest of Gabi.  Zoey is also dealing with the loss of a job and her cousin, Mark who is next in line to inherit the house.  Mark would like his inheritance sooner rather than later and is trying to get Aunt Ivy to move into an assisted living facility.  After a comment from a longtime island resident, Zoey begins to wonder if there is a secret that may help save Aunt Ivy’s home from Mark’s clutches.  

Aunt Ivy’s Cottage moved along at a meandering pace.  The book needed action to help move it forward.  The pace was very sluggish in places.  The first paragraph of the blurb is completely inaccurate (finding a leatherbound diary in a trunk under a wedding dress).  This paragraph is what made me pick up Aunt Ivy’s Cottage.   My favorite characters are Aunt Ivy and Gabi.  Aunt Ivy has a wealth of knowledge as well as family stories to share.  Gabi is a teenager who lost her mother, her father has remarried—twice, and now her father is overindulging in alcohol.  The poor girl has gone through a lot in her fourteen years.  The mystery was not so mysterious.  It is a cinch to figure out.  The big “reveal” is a disappointment.  I felt that one person’s reaction was dramatically understated.  Based on how this character behaved throughout the book, I expected a big reaction and a dustup (there should have been fireworks).  The scene was rushed, and I found it to be a disappointment. The romance between Nick, the local handyman/carpenter, and Zoey was okay.  I did not feel any sparks between them.  I like the premise for Aunt Ivy’s Cottage, but I feel the story needed a little more work.  It needed continuity, action, and less focus on Zoey’s zigzagging emotions. I found much of Aunt Ivy’s Cottage to be gloomy.  Death, grief, loss of job, and other topics are discussed along with the emotions.  I wanted a heartwarming story, and I did not feel this met the mark. Aunt Ivy’s Cottage has a good premise but needs a little fine tuning (like fixing the inconsistencies).  Aunt Ivy’s Cottage sweeps us away to a charming island where a family deals with two beloved relatives getting on in years and a long-buried secret.

Aunt Ivy's Cottage is available from Amazon*.  Kristin Harper's other two novels are A Letter from Nana Rose and Summer at Hope Haven.  You can follow Kristin Harper on Amazon in order to receive email updates on her latest book releases.  Thank you so much for dropping by today.  Tomorrow I am a stop on the Celebrate Lit Tour for Magdelena's Choice by Molly Jebber.  We return to Charm, Ohio in 1914 with Magdelena Beachy.  It is the 5th book in The Amish Charm Bakery series.  I hope that you have a joyful day.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!


The Avid Reader 

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Easter Bonnet Murder by Leslie Meier

Easter Bonnet Murder

Book Summary

Part-time reporter Lucy Stone isn’t about to put all her eggs in one basket during a frantic Easter in Tinker’s Cove—especially when it comes to cracking a deadly mystery . . .
Known for its cheerful staff and elaborate annual Easter Bonnet Contest, the Heritage House senior center regularly attracts new residents and positive press. But once the town’s retired librarian, Miss Julia Tilley, checks in to recover from an illness, Lucy sees a side of the facility that isn’t quite so perfect and pristine. And the place may soon be making headlines for different reasons following an unexplained disappearance . . .
Lucy can’t fathom how Agnes Neal could go missing from assisted living over a silly Easter bonnet contest, or why few seem concerned as signs point to foul play. A retired journalist with an independent mind, Agnes had an eye for details and little interest in conforming to catty cliques or rules set by her caretakers—traits that threatened some and angered others . . . 
While police stall the investigation without answers, Lucy realizes backstabbing has no age limit when alarming parallels bloom between her daughter’s college frenemies and social circles at Heritage House. Gathering clues as flimsy as a half-eaten milk chocolate bunny, Lucy must discover what happened to Agnes—before her own story becomes another springtime tragedy left unsolved.
About the Author

I started writing in the late '80s when I was attending graduate classes at Bridgewater State College. I wanted to become certified to teach high school English and one of the required courses was Writing and the Teaching of Writing. My professor suggested that one of the papers I wrote for that course was good enough to be published and I sent it off to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Department of First Stories. I got $100 for the story, and I've been writing ever since. The teaching, however, didn't work out.

My books draw heavily on my experience as a mother of three and my work as a reporter for various weekly newspapers on Cape Cod. My heroine, Lucy Stone, is a reporter in the fictional town of Tinker's Cove, Maine, where she lives in an old farmhouse (quite similar to mine on Cape Cod!) with her restoration carpenter husband Bill and four children. As the series has progressed the kids have grown older, roughly paralleling my own family. We seem to have reached a point beyond which Lucy cannot age -- my editor seems to want her to remain forty-something forever -- though I have to admit I am dying to write "Menopause is Murder"!

I usually write one Lucy Stone mystery every year and as you can see, my editor likes me to feature the holidays in my books. Of course, Christmas is one of my favorite times of year and my newest mystery {released September 2013} is called "Christmas Carol Murder.". I have always loved the Alistair Sims movie version of Charles Dicken's, "The Christmas Carol", so I was excited to be able to have Lucy encounter some modern-day versions of Dicken's classic characters.

In addition to the recent holiday mysteries, I have written such as "Chocolate Covered Murder"{Valentine's Day}and "Easter Bunny Murder", I have written one travel mystery in which Lucy and her friends, travel to London, "English Tea Murder". Since I love to travel, I can only hope that Lucy will be able to solve some mysteries in some other cities and countries also. My husband and I did stay in an apartment in Paris this past year {big hint!}

My books are classified as cozies but a good friend insists, they are really "comedies of manners" and I do enjoy expressing my view of contemporary American life.

Now that the kids are grown -- I now have four grandchildren -- my husband and I are enjoying our empty nest on Cape Cod which we share with our new very frisky kitty, Sylvester.  I am busy writing the next Lucy Stone Mystery which is due out this Spring. I do hope you will enjoy it!

My Thoughts

Lucy hurries to the hospital when she hears that Miss Tilley is gravely ill.  Lucy and Rachel, Miss Tilley’s caretaker, enter Miss Tilley’s room to find that her fever has broken and she is back to her normal cantankerous self.  After the hospital, Miss Tilley is sent to Heritage House, an assisted living facility for seniors, to recover.  When a resident of Heritage House goes missing, the patient’s daughter asks Lucy to help locate her mother.  She says that there are rumors that something is amiss at Heritage House.  Can Lucy find the missing senior and uncover what is happening at Heritage House?  

Easter Bonnet Murder by Leslie Meier is the 28th A Lucy Stone Mystery.  I believe Easter Bonnet Murder can be read as a standalone.  I do, though, recommend reading A Lucy Stone Mysteries from the beginning.  It will allow you to get to know Lucy and the rest of the gang (their personalities and backgrounds plus you get to know the town).  It is amazing the changes that have taken place since Mistletoe Murder.  The story is well-written with developed characters who live in a charming Maine town.  It is always a joy to visit Tinker’s Cove, Maine.  The mystery was different.  A woman is missing from Heritage House, but she is a senior who likes to be active.  You do not know if there is a crime for a long time (is the woman just missing or has she been murdered).  There are plenty of suspects with various motives.  There is little evidence or clues to help Lucy.  There is so much going on at Heritage House (the cliques, the intense Easter bonnet competition, all the activities, and potential crimes) that it can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff.  As we near the end, it soon becomes clear who is responsible for the terrible deed.  This is the type of story where you need to suspend your disbelief and just go with the flow (leave reality behind).  Lucy’s youngest daughter, Zoe will be graduating from college soon and is looking for a job.  Zoe comes across more as an immature teenager than someone who is twenty-one.  Zoe is focused on herself and there is some drama.  I think it will be a good thing for Lucy and Bill to have an empty nest.  A romantic getaway is what this couple needs (hint to author).  Miss Tilley is such a vibrant character.  If she were a little younger (she is around 100), I would love to see her have her own series.   She provides humor that lightens up the story.  We get to see what life is like inside an assisted living facility.  The façade and décor may be lovely, but there is more than meets the eye at this facility.  I do not want to spoil Easter Bonnet Murder for you.  Let me just say that this is one busy book.  I enjoyed reading Easter Bonnet Murder and I look forward to Lucy’s next adventure.  Easter Bonnet Murder is an eventful cozy mystery with an Easter bonnet battle, a stubborn and rebellious senior, a missing mother, an independent daughter, a colorful receptionist, and a prying reporter.  

Easter Bonnet Murder is available from Amazon*.  Fans of A Lucy Stone Mystery series will enjoy this spring story. You can find the other twenty-seven A Lucy Stone Mysteries here.  Thank you for joining me today.  Amy Clipston has Foundation of Love publishing February 1.  It is the first An Amish Legacy Novel.  I am eager to read it.  Tomorrow I am sharing my thoughts on Aunt Ivy's Cottage by Kristin Harper.  I hope that you have a jolly day.  We need laughter in our lives.  It is good for the soul.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!


The Avid Reader 

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

 The Magnolia Palace
Book Summary

Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions.

Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Carter's life has completely fallen apart. For the past six years, under the moniker Angelica, Lillian was one of the most sought-after artists' models in New York City, with statues based on her figure gracing landmarks from the Plaza Hotel to the Brooklyn Bridge. But with her mother gone, a grieving Lillian is rudderless and desperate—the work has dried up and a looming scandal has left her entirely without a safe haven. So when she stumbles upon an employment opportunity at the Frick mansion—a building that, ironically, bears her own visage—Lillian jumps at the chance. But the longer she works as a private secretary to the imperious and demanding Helen Frick, the daughter and heiress of industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick, the more deeply her life gets intertwined with that of the family—pulling her into a tangled web of romantic trysts, stolen jewels, and family drama that runs so deep, the stakes just may be life or death.

Nearly fifty years later, mod English model Veronica Weber has her own chance to make her career—and with it, earn the money she needs to support her family back home—within the walls of the former Frick residence, now converted into one of New York City's most impressive museums. But when she—along with a charming intern/budding art curator named Joshua—is dismissed from the Vogue shoot taking place at the Frick Collection, she chances upon a series of hidden messages in the museum: messages that will lead her and Joshua on a hunt that could not only solve Veronica's financial woes but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family.
My Thoughts

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis is a dual timeline novel that takes readers between 1919 and 1966.  Lillian Carter, an artist’s model known as Angelica, finds herself on the run after her landlord is killed and the police suspect her of the crime.  Sheer luck has her obtaining the position as personal secretary to Miss Helen Frick, the youngest daughter of Henry Clay Frick.  Miss Lilly, as she is called, works with the mercurial Helen.  She learns to manage the household, organize functions, handle the household accounts, and much more.  Miss Lilly hopes to earn enough money to get to Hollywood where she can become an actress.  Henry Clay Frick tasks Miss Lilly with helping to get his daughter wed.  He promises her a nice sized bonus if she can get Helen engaged by Christmas.  Miss Lilly gets drawn into the family drama that soon lands her in a precarious situation.  Veronica Weber was discovered in London after an unfortunate (or in this case fortunate) haircut.  She lands a plum assignment that has her in America in 1966 doing a photoshoot for Vogue at the Frick Museum.  After an altercation with the photographer, Veronica hides out in pipe room (where the pipes for the pipe organ are arranged) to avoid the other models.  She ends up locked in the building with an assistant archivist during a blizzard.  Veronica had found clues for a scavenger hunt in the pipe room and the pair unravel the riddles.  The result of the hunt could help settle Veronica financial dilemma and solve two long unsolved crimes.  I thought The Magnolia Palace was well-written with developed characters.  The author captured both time periods, but I thought her portrayal of 1919 was spot on.  I could tell that she did her research on the Frick family and their collections.  I am amazed at the art they collected.  Their home which is now a museum is just beautiful.  We get to see what daily life was like inside the Frick mansion in 1919 with the demanding Henry Clay Frick and the difficult Helen Frick.  I liked the action and activities that propelled the story forward to the end.  The ending nicely wrapped up the book.  I appreciated the author’s note at the end along with her reading recommendations.  I was baffled by a detail in the last chapter.  I thought it was a week or so since the previous chapter, but then there was a 1977 reference.  I wish the date has been clearly specified.  The Magnolia Palace is an intriguing historical novel with a misplaced diamond, a lady lost at the loss of a loved one, a demanding dad, a devoted daughter, a strange scavenger hunt, an attractive art assemblage, and a mysterious mystery. 

The Magnolia Palace is available from Amazon*.  You can find Fiona Davis' other novels here.  The pictures I used today show Helen and her father, Henry Clay Frick.  The second picture is of Audrey Munson, a popular artist's model during the same time period as Lillian Carter.  Thank you for joining me today and reading my review.  Tomorrow I am featuring Easter Bonnet Murder by Leslie Meier.  It is the 28th A Lucy Stone Mystery.   Did you know that you can create a wedding registry on Amazon?  I found it helpful when my nephew was getting married.  I was able to go the couple's registry and pick out a gift without leaving home.  I liked knowing that I would be getting the new couple something that they wanted.  I hope that you have a cheerful day.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!


The Avid Reader

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.