CURRENTLY HAPPENING: Anne of Green Gables Read With Me || #AnneOfGreenGablesReadalong

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! In 2020, I’m hosting a read through of the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and YOU’RE INVITED!!!!

Here’s how it’s going to work: every month I will put out a reading plan, and we’ll all just read along together! It’s super lowkey, and if you arrive a month or two behind, you can still join! We have a year to read 9 books, so take your time. 🙂

You ready to hop in? Grab your Anne of Green Gables plans here!

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What’s in my Bullet Journal: College Edition || Spring 2020 || Bullet Journaling

Hey everyone!! Today I have a post I’ve been really excited to share: my bullet journal  set up for this semester! I’ve been in school for a couple weeks now, but am only just now getting to posting this!

Bullet Journal Setup College Edition

I don’t have a lot of pages just for the semester, so this is going to be a shorter bullet journal post than usual, but I wanted to show it anyways! First up is my semester goals and my schedule for the semester. I haven’t filled out my goals all the way yet, but I have them ranked by how important they are to me (so 1 is most important and 10 is least).

The calendar/schedule is pretty self explanatory: it’s just my schedule of classes! I have each class color coded (this will come up later) and drawn into my schedule! (My inspiration for the semester goals page is this photo by @elizabethjournals and my inspiration for the schedule page is this photo by @probably.studyingg.)

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Next up is the page where I list all of my assignments! This is for mostly bigger assignments, such as projects and exams (homework will be on a page you’ll see in a minute). This is where the color-coding comes back into play: each color on this calendar reflects a class, which allows me to see when I have a major assignment for each class at a glance, which I’m sure will be helpful during the semester!

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The last spreads I have for the semester overview for each class. I have 5 of these pages, all the same with the exception of the first one. The first page is a list of important dates regarding the school (so like first day of school, spring break, last day of school, etc).

I also have a page for each of my classes with more I have the name, email, and office hours for each professor and TA for the class, then I have a detailed breakdown for each of the assignments. This allows me to keep track of all the assignments I have to do this semester and keeps me organized! (Inspired by this photo by Elizabeth Journals and this photo by @b.studies).

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So those are the spreads that I am using this semester to help me stay organized and be productive! What was your favorite spread? Are you in college? high school? out of school? working?? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Blog Tour: No Chance Meeting by Jaye Elliot || Spotlight, Review, and GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone!! Happy Valentine’s Day!! Today, we’re celebrating the Release Day of Jaye Elliot’s new book, No Chance Meeting!! There will be a book spotlight, and then my review, and at the very end there will be a giveaway!!

About the Book-

Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art career, she has nowhere left to turn. She once had faith to believe that all things would work together for good, but that faith died with her brother. Now she just wants the pain to end.

Riley Conrad served thirteen years in the military until three bullets sent him home. After a year and a half of physical therapy and scraping together a living, all he wants is to live a simple life and perhaps even open the coffee shop he dreams about. However, the weight of failing his parents’ expectations doesn’t make it easy, and working as a bartender isn’t getting him anywhere fast.

Could a “chance” meeting between Alex and Riley set them both on the path God always intended?

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My Review-

This was a really adorable book! I haven’t read anything by Jaye, although I’ve heard lots of good things about her fantasy series, so when I saw No Chance Meeting, her first contemporary, I was super excited to read it and check it out!

This book was very sweet!! I loved Alex and Riley: they are absolutely meant for each other, and I LOOOOOOOOVED reading their story. The side characters are also amazing–Zach and Mindy, the parents, Luke–each of them was distinct and brought their story to life.

Obviously Alex and Riley were the focus of the book, and since it was narrated from Alex’s point of view most of the time, it was more Alex heavy (which was sad: I really enjoyed the parts from Riley’s POV and wanted more!!). The relationship was a perfect representation of what a good, godly relationship should be like. I especially enjoyed the author’s careful writing of really important truths (tw: suicide, depression/anxiety) and worldviews into the book, especially regarding the building of a relationship.

I really liked the daily routine storytelling fashion, and how it wasn’t really dramatic or fast paced: it was really slow (but in a good way!) pretty much all through the book, and detailed how Alex and Riley fell in love. However with that, there wasn’t a significant amount of plot, and readers that like a fast paced plot might be a little disappointed.

With that, however, it was pretty obvious that this was the author’s first book of the sort (though to be completely fair I haven’t read any of her other books, so I couldn’t compare them). There were several plot bunnies, and the writing style wasn’t as smooth as it could have been. In addition, I pretty much called all the big scenes in the book well before they happened, so that was a little bit disappointing. (Also, this is a personal complaint, but Alex cried A LOT. To the point where it was a little bit mundane to read. I understand she was Going Through It, but stILL. It was a little bit much)

Overall? It was a really sweet and adorable book! I enjoyed reading it a lot, and it was exactly the type of soft, fluffy romance that makes your heart melt <3. I stayed up late reading, and I haven’t done that in a long time.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

My Rating-

3.5/5

About the Author-


Jaye Elliot is an award-winning author, country girl, and hopeless romantic at heart. She loves a good hero and will always sigh happily during the lights scene in Tangled. She writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which she shares with three cats she considers her kids. When not writing romance novels, she pens fantasy and adventure stories as Jaye L. Knight.

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To celebrate the release of No Chance Meeting, Jaye is giving away a reader bundle that includes a signed copy of No Chance Meeting, a hand-painted watercolor bookmark, a coffee mug, and a bag of Dove chocolates! Enter using the form below. U.S. entries only. Not open internationally.

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Anne of Avonlea READ WITH ME || Book 2 || February 2020

Happy Friday, friends!! Can you believe it’s already been 1/12th of 2020?? How did your Anne of Green Gables read go? Are you ready to read Anne of Avonlea??

In case you missed it, I’m doing an Anne of Green Gables Read With Me (which is basically a Readathon but ~quirky~ and ~unique~). At the end of each month, I post a wrapup of each book/month, as well as talk about the next book in the series!

Anne of Avonlea

Last month, we read Anne of Green Gables. If you haven’t read it yet, feel free to snag the graphic and read that this month instead! Anne of Green Gables Graphic

Before I share Anne of Avonlea’s graphic, I thought I would share some quotes that I really liked from Anne of Green Gables. One of my favorite parts about this book is how absolutely sweet the quotes from this book are: they are darling and pure and just so so sweet, so I figured I would share some of my favorites!

“I’m glad it’s not rainy today because it’s easier to be cheerful and bear up under affliction on a sunshiny day”

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

“I am well in body although considerable rumpled up in spirit, thank you ma’am,” said Anne gravely. Then aside to Marilla in an audible whisper, “There wasn’t anything startling in that, was there, Marilla?”

“Oh, Marilla, looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them,” exclaimed Anne. “You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.”

“It was as if all the dreams, sleeping and waking, of its vivid occupant had taken a visible although unmaterial form and had tapestried the bare room with splendid filmy tissues of rainbow and moonshine”

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

“Don’t give up all your romance, Anne,” he whispered shyly, “a little of it is a good thing–not too much, of course–but keep a little of it, Anne, keep a little of it.”

“Isn’t this evening just like a purple dream, Diana? It makes me so glad to be alive. In the mornings I always think the mornings are best; but when evening comes I think it’s lovelier still.”

“That’s the worst of growing up, and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted to much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.”

“Anne was [. . .] gazing into that joyous glow where the sunshine of a hundred summers was being distilled from the maple cordwood.”

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end for them–that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It makes life so interesting”

“Sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at those big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don’t seem half so important.”

There’s only twelve quotes here, and I wrote down so many as I went through the book. I wish I could share them all, but that would make this post like 3 times longer, haha! (though if you want to check them out, find them on my GoodReads review of this book!


Now it’s time for the part where you all have been waiting for: the graphic for Anne of Avonlea! There are 30 chapters in Anne of Avonlea, but unfortunately February is a shorter month so some days will need doubling up. Like last month, I made the plan with less days than there are months, so there are a couple catch-up days built in!

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As you read, feel free to post on your social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc) and tag me @hanneasinhannah and use the hashtag #AnneOfAvonleaReadalon. At the end of the month, I’ll put up a wrapup post like this one, and we can discuss in the comments! I’ll include some of my favorite quotes, and it’ll be a great time.

Want to read along but haven’t read the previous book yet? Go get yourself a copy of last month’s graphic and read Anne of Green Gables this month instead! It’s never too late to join along, and there’s room for everyone! Anne of Green Gables Graphic

Are you reading along this month? Which book are you reading? Which Anne of Green Gables quote was your favorite? Did you have one that’s not listed?

My Top 10 Reads of 2019 || 12 Days of Blogmas 2019 Day 6

(this post was requested, but I never wrote it during blogmas, so I’m doing it now lol)

Hey everybody! Today I’m here with one of my favorite wrap-up posts to make: my top 10 reads of the year!! I did this last year, and really enjoyed it, so I’m doing it again this year!

My Top 10 Reads of 2019

I read a ton of amazing books this year, and it was a little bit hard to narrow them down. I did my best though, and here are my top 10 reads of 2019, in no particular order!

  1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This was my first read of the year, and it was such a great book to start off the year on. The characters, the writing style, the setting, ALL OF IT. Read it if you haven’t yet. (also I had a tweet go semi-viral about the Scorpio Races lol)
  2. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. This was SUCH a good book! While I didn’t agree with everything in the book (i.e., there was a lot of Content for people who are more sensitive to these types of things), the writing style was so beautiful and family stories get me EVERY. TIME.
  3. More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer. Wow this book made me S O B. The length was perfect, the characters were perfect, the story was so nice to read, and it HIT SO HARD. There was a small Christian/homeschooling bash, which some people don’t like, but I LOVED THIS BOOK
  4. To Best the Boys by Mary Weber. I went into this book not expecting much, as I hadn’t really enjoyed the other two books of the author’s that I’ve read. However, this one was different. It’s like The Scorpio Races meets Caravel, and I loved it! The main characters were SO PRECIOUS and so distinct and so well written, and there were badass girls and women in STEM and disability rep and a beautiful writing style and honestly why haven’t you read it yet. (Full Review)
  5. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand. This was such a beautiful book: I resonated a lot with it, and I read it all in one sitting despite having 6 hours of class the next day. Although it’s technically considered middle grade, it had topics that were introspective and deep and lovely and it wonderful characters and beautiful writing and just..WAS A GOOD BOOK. It made me sob quietly in the corner of my room while my roommate was asleep. I love this book.
  6. The Color Project by Sierra Adams. AAAAAAND yet another book that made me sob late at night while my roommate was asleep!!! All of the characters were SO GOOD and it had the perfect balance of fluff with depth and love and sorrow and I SOBBED. This is by far my favorite read of the year, and I will forever scream from the rooftops about it. (ALSO LOOK AT THIS COVER. IT’S GORGEOUSSSSSSSS)
  7. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. The way you would think from having read this list, you would’ve thought I spent all semester sobbing while reading a book while my roommate was asleep, because this was another one. It’s technically a middle-grade, but it was SUCH an amazing middle grade: there were amazing descriptions and characters and topics that were covered and it was just wonderful. Also it made me want a baby kitty.
  8. Romanov by Nadine Brandes. Although it hasn’t been apparent so far on this list, I really love historical fiction, and this is a historical fantasy. It’s a retelling of the Anastasia Romanov story, and the characters in this one were so so good: each of them had their own personalities and were distinct from each other. The historical part of it was also so beautifully written and well researched, and I just really loved reading about it. It had good pacing, history, characters, and just EVERYTHING. If you like history, read this book. (Full Review)
  9. A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews. Wahoo, it’s another contemporary that made me crYYYYYYYY. There was so much emotion written into this book, even though it’s pretty short (I read it in under two hours), and I cried three times while reading it (and this was only because I started sobbing 70 pages from the end and didn’t stop until 10 minutes after I’d finished it). Beck is my favorite and August is also my favorite and August’s family is my favorite and lasagna is my favorite and Beck and August is my favorite and I already need to reread it.
  10. Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love (an anthology) edited by Elsie Chapman. This was such a fun read: it was a collection of connected short stories about food by assorted authors, and I loved it so much!! Each of the stories were distinct but were also connected and I enjoyed it so much!


Those are my top 10 reads of 2019! Have you read any of them? What are some books that you recommend I read? What were YOUR top reads of 2019? Drop me a comment and let me know!

Blog Tour: The Dressmaker’s Secret by Kellyn Roth || Spotlight, Review and GIVEAWAY

Hey everyone!! Today, I have the honor to be a part of a super exciting blog tour: the re-release of Kellyn Roth’s book The Dressmaker’s Secret!!

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About the Book-

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If they knew who she was, they’d never accept what she’s become.

Claire will stop at nothing to provide for her daughters. An unwed mother, she does everything possible to raise them whilst avoiding her scandalous past. Some secrets are best kept, even between mother and daughter.

Alice longs for a father, especially if that means her mother will be happy. She takes matters into her own hands—but she never expected what she finds.

Despite her efforts to shelter her daughters, Claire’s ghosts rise up to haunt her, and any semblance of control over her life vanishes. If her secrets are uncovered, what will become of her family?

Genre: Christian historical women’s fiction
Era: 1870s (Victorian)
Setting: England (London, Kent, Yorkshire).

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My Review-

This was such a sweet book!! I’d read it already once before (almost exactly a year ago today), but didn’t remember much, and I was excited to read the updated version!

First off, the characters. Alice is THE BEST. She was smart and perceptive and tenderhearted and loved hard. She reminds me of when I was younger, and she’s just my favorite. She did feel a tad bit mature for her age? but wow I love Alice. Alice and Kell were my FAVORITE: they were SO CUTE together and their little friendship was SO PRECIOUS. Ivy and Claire and Nettie were also so well written; they each had their own characteristics and personalities. I also really enjoyed reading each of the secondary characters as well.

The settings in the book were also really fun: I LOVED the parts where they spent the summer in the countryside. (Of course, it was then where Alice and Kell hung out, so there’s that ;))

The writing style was also really well done: the story flowed smoothly and was paced well (though there were some time jumps that left me a little confused). There were also some really hard topics that were discussed without judgment or condemnation; it was very much an attitude of “people are flawed people, and all we can do is move on,” which I appreciated very much. A quote from the book that I really liked:

“It’s all in the past, and nothing can ever change it. We have only the present to work with, the future to hope for. No use lingering on the past.”

With that being said though, this is definitely not a book for younger readers: there are some topics that, while handled with discretion and tact, are not meant for younger readers. This book is marketed as women’s fiction, and I think that’s pretty apt.

The Christian content in this book was amazing!! God’s grace was repeated throughout the book, and the gospel message was clearly presented. I loved Nettie for her message and her stance, and overall, the Christian message was super well done, which I enjoyed so much!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! The characters were well written, the storyline flowed well, and there was a great message!

My Rating-

4/5

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

About the Author-

Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who has independently published multiple novels, the most notable being The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series.

She founded the company Reveries Co. to help Indie authors achieve excellence affordably and without delay. Kell teaches writing through the Young Writer Lessons as well as privately and through her blog.

She lives in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon with her parents, two little brothers, conceited beta fish, arbitrary cat, precious border collies, and various cows and chickens.

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My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020 || Oh No Here We Go Again

Hello, and happy Friday, friends! Today I’m here to make your TBR smother you tell you all about my most anticipated reads of 2020! I did this post last year (you can find it here) and uh . . . read 6/11? Not the worst track record in the world, especially since I HAVE the 5 others,,,I just haven’t read them yet 🙊

My Top 10 Releases of 2020

Did I set a goal to read more backlisted books in 2020? Yes. Am I looking up releases from 2020? Also yes.

  1. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Cursebreakers #2) January 7, 2020- Brigid Kemmerer was my new-to-me favorite author from 2019, and although I haven’t read book 1 in this series yet, I’m super excited to read it, and also this one! Book 1 (A Curse So Dark and Lonely) is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and this looks to be a continuation of it!
  2. Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason (Danger Never Sleeps #1) January 7, 2020- I haven’t read anything by Lynette Eason yet, but this is a start of a new series, so it’s a good place to start! The blurb looks really interesting, and I’m looking forwards to reading it and seeing what I think!
  3. Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson January 7, 2020- Fun fact: contemporary books make me cry more often than any other kind of book. This book looks like it’s going to do that. Haven’t heard anything other than what’s on GoodReads, but I want to read it.
  4. On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White (The Codebreakers #2) January 7, 2020- I’ve actually read and reviewed this book already (find it here), but this was one of my most anticipated reads for the year! Roseanna M. White is one of my favorite authors, and it did not disappoint.
  5. What I Carry by Jennifer Longo January 21, 2020- Again, I haven’t really heard much about this one, but it is a contemporary, and it looks like I might cry. It’s about foster kids and friends, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ crying time
  6. Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith January 28, 2020- Another book I haven’t really heard much of anything about, but it kinda sounds like More Than We Can Tell vibes? More Than We Can Tell was one of my favorite books of 2019, so hopefully this one will live up to my hopes!
  7. Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed February 4, 2020- Apparently both of these authors are really great, but I haven’t read any of them, so I figured I’d start with this one. It looks sweet and I’m looking forwards to reading it!
  8. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon (St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) February 18, 2020- I’ve heard a lot about Sandhya Menon, but haven’t actually read any of her books yet. Seeing as this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I simply MUST start with this one, right? 😉
  9. Dead End by Nancy Mehl (Kaley Quinn Profilers #3) March 31, 2020- This has been one of my favorite Christian fiction series I’ve read so far (review of book 1 and book 2). I’m assuming it’s the last book in the series, which is disappointing, but I’m so excited to read this one: it looks like a doozy!
  10. Anomaly by K. A. Emmons (The Blood Race #0.5) April 7, 2020- I’ve loved every book put out by Kate, and this one promises to be good!! I love prequel novellas that really bring us into the world, and I’m really excited to read it!
  11. Seeing Voices by Olivia Smit April 15, 2020- This is a debut book by one of my bookish/author friends, Olivia!! From the blurb, it promises to be SO GOOD and I am SO EXCITED to read it!! It’s going to be amazing, and I am so excited for her!
  12. Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano (American Heiresses #3) May 5, 2020- Jen Turano is one of my favorite Christian fiction authors; her books are so witty and non-stereotypical, which I enjoy a lot! I really enjoyed book 1 and 2 in the series, so I’m looking forwards to this one: it looks really intriguing!
  13. Dead Silence by Robin Caroll June 1, 2020- I haven’t heard ANYTHING about this book, or even this author, until I heard it mentioned on Lindsey from BFCG’s video, and was immediately super intrigued! It promises to be good, and I’m looking forwards to reading it!
  14. A Guilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden (Hope and Glory #2) June 2, 2020- Again this is one that I’ve read and really enjoyed the book 1 of (review here), and I’m really excited to read this one! I really love Elizabeth Camden’s main female protagonists, who are not the typical “weak” feminine fluttery type, and are super fun to read about. 🙂

Overall wrapup: there are a TON of books that released on January 7th, this is the year of sequels and series, and contemporary books makes me cry. As it turns out, these are all books that are coming out in the first half of the year (didn’t really intend for it to be like that but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Maybe there’s gonna be another one of this post halfway through the year again (oops)!


What are books you want to read this year? Do you have any goals for your reading? Did you find any books on this list that you hadn’t heard of and are interested in now? What’s on YOUR 2020 TBR? Let me know in the comments!

Book Review: On the Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White || Review, Spotlight, and GIVEAWAY || JustReads Blog Tour

Hey everyone! Today I’m here with a SUPER EXCITING blogpost!! You may have seen (or heard) me gushing about Roseanna M. White, and today, I’m here with another book review for On Wings of Devotion, her newest book! I got to be a part of the blog tour, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours, which is super exciting!

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About the Book-

On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M White

Title: On Wings of Devotion
Series: The Codebreakers #2
Author: Roseanna M. White
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 7, 2020

Against Every Warning, She’s Drawn Ever Closer to the Man Known as “Black Heart”

All of England thinks Major Phillip Camden a monster–a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But he would have preferred to die that day with his men rather than be recruited to the Admiralty’s codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved.

As nurse Arabelle Denler observes the so-dubbed “Black Heart,” she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their families and paths twist together unexpectedly, she realizes she has a role to play in his healing–and some of her own to do as well.

With Camden’s court-martial looming, an old acquaintance shows up, intent on using him in a plot that sends the codebreakers of Room 40 into a frenzy. With their fragile hopes for the future in the cross hairs, Arabelle and Camden must hold on to hope–and to each other–if they want to survive.

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Although the previous book in this series wasn’t exactly my favorite, I was still really looking forwards to reading this book, because a) it’s Roseanna M. White, and b) I’m a sucker for anything set during the early 1900s (i.e., ~1900 to the end of WWII). This book did not disappoint!!

On the Wings of Devotion started off pretty slow: it took me quite a while to actually get into the book, but once I did, I was GRIPPED. Each of the characters are SO well defined, and there are SO MANY tie-ins with previous series (Shadows Over England as well as Ladies of the Manor!!! 😲😲😲) I am SO impressed with books that have tie-ins, and I LOVE books that do that, so this book was AWESOME for me because of that! This book has had the most out of all of Roseanna M. White’s other books, as far as I know, and it was amazinG.

The story itself was really good as well: it covered some details about that period of history that are not really well known (i.e., divers during WWI), and of course, code cracking itself is also super cool and I always love reading about it. The humor was there, of course, which is always one of my favorite parts about a Roseanna M. White book.

Arabele and Phillip were SUCH a good couple! Both of them were strong and independent and SO good at their jobs, but were also honest and loved each other and loved God. (It did get a little bit kissy, so if you’re sensitive to that, then just beware. Nothing too graphic, but it was a little bit make-out-y). Arabelle in particular was my faaaavorite. She is who I want to be when I grow up.

The faith bits were also SO good and SO well written! There is a hard “coming to Jesus” moment, but even that was well done and not too preachy. The last scene MADE ME CRY. As a type 6 on the Enneagram, it was so sweet and soft and just AAAAA. Just look at this quote 😭

“You are everything. Everything. Everything good, everything bright. Everything worthwhile.” -Arabelle Denler, On the Wings of Devotion

Overall? I LOOOOOVED this story! It made me laugh, it made me cry, and while it took me a white to get into it, I loved reading it! I’m super excited for book 3!!

My Rating-

9/10

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

About the Author-

Roseanna M. White

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

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On Wings of Devotion giveaway JR

(1) winner will receive a On Wings of Devotion inspired prize pack including a Recreation RFC Pilot Wings pin, a mini globe, Cadbury Chocolate, Caddie the Cocker Spaniel (handmade by Roseanna), and One Seat and Tea Package for an Online Tea Party Book Club with Roseanna (Winner’s choice of scheduled dates. Includes treats, loose-leaf tea, and book club goodies. A $25 value! For more information, visit http://www.roseannamwhite.com/tea-party-book-club/.)! Giveaway will begin at midnight January 7, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 14, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

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Are you as excited about this book as I am?? I loved it, and I really recommend it! Have you read any of Roseanna’s other books? Let me know!

Book Review: End Game by Rachel Dylan

About the Book-

When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper whom Bailey refuses to believe is guilty.

When Bailey and Marco start to connect the dots between the victims, including a link to a powerful defense contractor, they wonder if there’s a deeper cover-up at play. Then Bailey is targeted, and it becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep their dark secrets.

With the stakes getting higher by the moment in a twisted conspiracy, there’s a rush against the clock to determine whom they can really trust. As allies turn to enemies, the biggest secret yet to be uncovered could be the end of all of them.

My Review-

Similar Reviews: Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan (Atlanta Justice #3)

I’ve heard pretty good things about Rachel Dylan’s work, and I was excited to see that she was coming out with a new series. I’ve read another one of her books (see review above), and while I did enjoy it, I found it rather dense and not particularly memorable. Because of that, I wanted to read a new series from her, just to see if starting off with a new series would help.

Well, the tl;dr is that it didn’t. I’m honestly struggling to write a review because I read this book during when I was really in the mood for suspense books, and now I can’t distinctly remember what happened in this book. I keep getting plot points mixed up with books I read during that time, and it’s all jumbled in my head.

Overall, this book was pretty good, from what I remember. It was a little terminology/alphabet soup heavy, and there was a lot of jargon and a lot of characters, and overall was just confusing. I am well aware that I keep track of characters a lot worse than most readers, but to me it was just confusing and muddley. I felt this way while reading Breach of Trust as well, so I think that’s just a feature of Rachel Dylan’s works.

TW: sexual assault

There was sexual assault mentioned, but it was kind of a plot point, which is kinda weird to me? It happened to one of the main characters but isn’t revealed until later as one of the secrets she holds. So, uh, there’s that. It’s a little spoilery to mention, but I feel like mentioning that is kind of more important than spoiling a little bit of plot.

Overall, it wasn’t The Worst book I’ve ever read, and I did enjoy reading it (I finished it within a day, which is typical for me). It just wasn’t particularly memorable, and was also very jargon heavy and confusing. Also had an unmentioned trigger warning that was kinda just included, so that hurts my rating for it a little.

My Rating-

5/10

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review; I was not required to write a positive review.