Book Review: Undeniably Yours

Disclaimer: I received a copy of “Undeniably Yours” in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

I’ve never been one to be jealous of those with wealth beyond measure — you’ve heard of “More Money, More Problems” I am sure — but I’ll admit I was a tad bit jealous of Becky Wade’s Undeniably Yours leading lady Meg Cole. Daughter of a a wealthy oil tycoon, Meg is left with 51% of her father’s company when he passes away. She is left with the task of cutting out the fat of the company and keeping things running smoothly. The problem? She wasn’t really interested in this

Undeniably Yours
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life path.

 

Upon returning to her home to manage the company, she decides to get rid of the thoroughbred farm that her father started on their land. She doesn’t expect to be challenged by the manager, Bo; however, he asks her to give him six months to prove the worth of the farm. She hesitates, but gives him what he wants. I could tell right from here that the two were going to fall madly in love and make beautiful memories riding horses, but I stuck with it. 

I stuck with it so much that I finished the book in one day — and I work a full time job.  You see, while Undeniably Yours is undeniably a romance novel story line, there were so many twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting. Take Meg having an abusive ex, for instance. Or, said ex having a son (and ex-girlfriend) who show up on Meg’s doorstep, eventually prompting Meg’s decisions about the company and her future of doing what makes her happiest. Enter my jealousy — she was able to compose her dream in a few months and get it off the ground and running with the man of her dreams’ help. 

Even when obstacles from the past threaten their relationship, Bo and Meg prove out that they truly are undeniably each other’s.

The charming cast of characters, intriguing plot, and well-written text will make you not want to put this book down. Definitely put it in a vacation bag!

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Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade is published by Bethany House and retails for $13.99.

Book Review: Firefly Island

Disclaimer: In exchange for the review below, I was sent a copy of a book. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

I can’t help it, I am a sucker for a good love story. Even if they are mildly predictable, Christian-themed romance novels (especially those based in the South) are my go-to books. Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate was no different.

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Typical girl meets guy in a sweet setting, they fall head over heels in love. When D.C. girl Mallory falls in love with Daniel on Capitol Hill, I am quite sure she doesn’t picture that within months she’ll be a stepmother, a “Pioneer Woman” living in Texas. Top it off with the mystery of her husband’s new boss and the acres of land they are living on.

My heartstrings were pulled as Mallory encountered the poverty-stricken areas nearby. It’s always humbling to consider that others may not have what we have, and gentle reminders that God loves all are sometimes just the thing we need.

Also, like me, Mallory becomes a blogger as she ventures through life in Texas, blogging about her stepson, recipes, and adventures de-varmitizing her new “home”.

As these stories go, Firefly Island is not free of mystery, adventure, and a turn of events that of course leads her to fall deeper in love with her husband. While I am sure she didn’t want to make Texas her forever home back in her Capitol Hill days, the final chapters of this book make her realize that sometimes God has a way to find exactly what we want…although it may not always be where we think we’ll find it.

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Firefly Island is published by Bethany House and retails for $14.99.