Friday, December 30, 2016

My Favorite Books of 2016

Does anyone else have a really hard time narrowing down their favorite books of the year? At first, I thought I’d just list all my five star reads, but quickly realized I had a lot of those (It was a great reading year!), so I had tried to narrow a bit more and came up with these fifteen, but seriously check out my 2016 shelf on Goodreads, I’m not kidding when I say I found a lot of fun books this year. A lot of my favorite authors had multiple books out this year (which was awesome), and it was hard narrowing theirs down to just one for this list, and I may have cheated on a couple...
(in alphabetical order)

Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore
Contemporary Romance
Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch
Historical Regency
The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachael Anderson
Historical Regency
From Fake to Forever by Jennifer Shirk
Contemporary Romance
Highway Revenge by Nadine Millard
Historical Regency
How I Met Your Brother by Janette Rallison
Contemporary Romance
How to Get over Your Ex in Ninety Days
by Jennifer Peel
Contemporary Romance

Just a Kiss in the Moonlight by Cindy Roland Anderson
Contemporary Romance
My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen
Historical Regency
Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt
Contemporary Mystery Romance
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
YA Contemporary Romance
Royals of Monterra by Sariah Wilson
Contemporary Romance
The Sheriff of Savage Wells by Sarah M Eden
Historical Western
Summer Harbor by Denise Hunter
Contemporary Romance
Well, that's my list! I had so much fun reading each of these books. They really kept me glued to the pages and in most cases, up way past my bedtime. So, what were your favorite books of 2016? 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Blog Tour: Love For All Seasons by Stacy Henrie

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Love for All Seasons: Four Inspirational Historical Romance NovellasLove for All Seasons
(Four Inspirational Historical Romance Novellas)
Inspirational Historical Romance
ebook, 164 pages
November 9th 2016

If you like the inspirational historical romances of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie! With four novellas—one for each season of the year—you’ll find a heartwarming collection of couples from a simpler time in America who discover the redeeming powers of faith and love.

A Long Winter Kiss

As Samantha and Rex’s childhood friendship matured into young love, they promised their hearts to one another, even as Rex headed off to war. But their hope for a bright future was shattered when Rex succumbed to his belief that the horrors of war had made him a man no woman could love. Now he has returned, and Samantha must help Rex see that he still has much to give—and much more to gain—by replacing fear with faith and opening himself to love.

An Unlikely Spring Courtship

Tempest worked hard to secure her independence as a woman running her own mercantile, so when Bram has the audacity to open a competing shop in a town with only enough room for one, Tempest is driven to despair. And then to retaliation. But when tragedy strikes their community and threatens everything they both hold dear, will they be able to recognize that what they share is far more important than what separates them?

A Summer for Love

Loralee’s life has changed dramatically in the eight years since she’s last seen the resort town of Bayocean, but one thing that has never changed is her feelings for Wyatt, a man she promised to meet at the resort on a specific day if they were both still unattached. When Wyatt appears on that date, as hopeful and uncertain as Loralee, the two must see if an old and abiding love has outlasted the changes wrought by time—and begin to build a new life together.

Romance in Autumn

Phoebe and James grew up together but apart in the same beautiful mansion, he as the son of the owners, she as the daughter of a servant. In the years since, Phoebe’s fortunes have changed dramatically, and she carries the dream of one day owning the mansion that is still close to her heart. Until James—now a deeply compelling man—delivers the bad news that securing the purchase will be all but impossible. As Phoebe reluctantly relinquishes her dream, she will also look deep into her soul to learn that a true home might exist in her budding love for James.

Excerpt from A Summer for Love:

After gathering up the bundle of towels and clean linens to deliver to the next room, Loralee slipped out the door—only to crash into a firm chest clad in a damp bathing shirt. A hand clasped her elbow to keep her from joining the towels and sheets that had spilled onto the carpet. “Sorry about that. Didn’t know anyone was in the room. Are you all right?” Loralee didn’t look at his face as she nodded and dropped to her knees to pick up the mess. If she moved quickly, perhaps she wouldn’t have to take everything back down to the hotel laundry to be cleaned again and risk getting in trouble. “Here you go.” He knelt beside her and passed her a folded sheet. “Thankfully it doesn’t look spoiled from my mishap.” As she accepted the sheet, she couldn’t resist glancing at him. He’d clearly come from the beach or the pool inside the natatorium, his towel draped casually around his neck. He was handsome and at least a few years older than her. And not only was he helping, he’d taken responsibility for the collision. “Th-thank you,” she managed to stammer out. His light brown hair stuck up in tufts here and there, though not unattractively so, and appeared to still be wet at the ends from swimming. His skin was tanned a golden brown and his eyes were the color of coffee. But it was his smile, when he trained it on her, that robbed her of breath, more than colliding with him had. “You’re welcome.”

USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids. You can learn more about Stacy and her books by visiting her website at

Tour Schedule

November 27th: Launch
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