Fetching Sweetness

Mentink, Dana. Fetching Sweetness: Love Unleashed- Book 2. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
When Stephanie Pink plans to quickly deliver her manuscript to a literary agent, Agnes Wharton, she soon discovers it may be more involved than she planned. Tracking down Agnes, who is trying to track down Sweetness, leads to Rhett Hastings, who may lead to heart-throbbing trouble. With a gallop through a campground, a hurtful past, a bit of new faith, funny moments, and lots of dog-nonsense, Fetching Sweetness is an adorable, amusing, tender, and faith-filled novel with the sweetest Sweetness as the main attraction.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
I loved the picture of Sweetness on the cover of Dana Mentink’s newest book with the spirited expression, tip of the head and floppy ears!!  Pancakes, spatulas, wet kisses and trouble all define Sweetness, a hundred pound slobbery mess of a dog, who steals hearts. Combine Sweetness with Rhett, some fun romance and some giggling situations, and a light-hearted read with lots of character emerges. I love this series, especially since the books are written close enough together (sometimes it is SO hard to wait for the next book)- thank-you, Dana! Look for the next book, Paws for Love, in February of 2017.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Fetching Sweetness from Harvest House Publishing for my honest review*

A Bouquet of Love

Thompson, Janice. A Bouquet of Love (Vol 4): Weddings by Design. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
bouquetLanding a new job at Galveston Island floral shop, Cassia Pappas doesn’t have time to help her Greek family with the new restaurant they’ve just opened on the Strand. Torn between options, Cassia doesn’t expect to fall in love at the most inopportune time either. To make matters worse, her father has decided to steal customers from Parma John’s which is run by the town’s favorite family. Will Cassia succeed in her career? Will she follow her heart or her head? Can pizza, flowers and Greek food ever co-exist peacefully?

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Full of total nuttiness, a bit of insanity, faith and even romance, A Bouquet of Love is fun, well written, delicious and sheer zaniness. Being the fourth book in the Weddings by Design series, as a new reader to this author as well as this series, I did not have any trouble enjoying it. Though I may have missed some references to previous characters, I was oblivious to it and it did not detract from my understanding though I do plan on reading the entire series (perhaps backwards at this point to stick with the wacky theme)! Writing this story during a particularly hard time in her life, Janice Thompson did an excellent job…God must have given her just the words she needed for this romantic comedy!

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of A Bouquet of Love from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

Faking Grace

Leigh, Tamara. Faking Grace. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah. 2008.

SUMMARY:
Grace Maizy Grace Stewart recently moved to Nashville after a fiasco at her last job in Seattle. Now, with only part-time work at the Nashville newspaper, Maizy is forced to get creative. After slapping a Christian bumper sticker on her car and adjusting her name to Grace, Maizy Grace (oops, sorry-just Grace), applies to a Christian publishing company. The only problem is now she needs to portray herself as a devoted Christian which means she is definitely…faking “Grace”…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Tamara Leigh presents an LOL, sarcastic yet witty novel. Just when you think Maizy…um…Grace…has done everything imaginable, she pulls out another unbelievably hilarious move. Of course, considering that she is taking advice from the ‘Dumb Blonde’s Guide to Christianity’ (or affectionately known as DBGC), things are bound to get crazy! Top it off with a little dog, a grandma with a brand new boyfriend, a co-worker with a British accent and a new BFF causing a hair disaster…let’s just say prepare for a side aching laugh that leaves you gasping for breath.

MY RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Faking Grace from Multnomah in exchange for my honest review*