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The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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2024 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 4 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Love's Silver Lining( Silver Lining Ranch Series-Book One) By Julie Lessman and Giveaway: Win a free e-copy of the book!

Love's Silver Lining Tour

About the Book

Love's Silver Lining
NOTE: This book is a sweet inspirational with a bit of a higher level of romantic passion.
Series: Silver Lining Ranch
Christian, Historical, Romance
Publisher: Indie
Publication date: May 19, 2018
Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to a womanizer, twenty-two-year-old Maggie Mullaney flees New York for Virginia City, Nevada with her Aunt Liberty, two spunky suffragists intent on bettering the lives of women. Fresh out of nursing school, Maggie hopes to devote herself to serving others rather than just one man, a goal quickly affirmed when she encounters Blaze Donovan, a womanizing cowboy who both riles and rouses her pulse. But when Aunt Liberty’s parents’ house burns down, she and Maggie are coerced into staying at the ranch of Liberty’s ex-husband, Finn McShane, who just happens to be the uncle of the cocky cowboy Maggie had hoped to avoid.
If there’s one thing twenty-nine-year-old Blaze Donovan can’t abide, it’s respectable women who spout piety and prayer, so when he butts heads with perky Maggie Mullaney at St. Mary Louise Hospital, he wants to stay as far away from her as he possibly can. Unfortunately, she now lives in the bedroom next to his in his uncle’s ranch house, a revolting development that sends Blaze to The Ponderosa Saloon more than usual. But when Maggie interferes in Blaze’s life by converting his favorite “disrespectable” girl, Blaze is determined to make her pay. Only problem is—the price HE has to pay may be a little too steep for his heart.

About the Author

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close-knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3-D love stories: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.
Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, and Isle of Hope series, Julie was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered over 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards. Voted #1 Romance Author in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie’s novels also made Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, Best of 2014, and “Essential Christian Romance Authors” 2017, as well as Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction. Her independent novel A Light in the Window was an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers’ Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner. Julie has also written a self-help workbook for writers entitled Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets. Contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at


This is the first time I've read a book by Julie Lessman. I really loved this Christian romance with a western setting in Virginia City, Nevada. There are two main couples whose stories we read about in this book.

 The first couple, Finn and Libby were introduced in a previous book. The author does a great job of filling in the blanks if you haven't read the first book. This book really stands on it's own. They were previously married and have been apart for 17 years. An interesting serious of events bring the two of them back together, whether they want it or not. 

The next couple, Blaze and Maggie were actually my favorite. Their dialogue back and forth will leave you laughing so hard. Their chemistry in the book is undeniable. They both are a lot alike in what they want and don't want and this gets in their way a lot. Their first meeting is one of the best and funniest scenes I've read in a book this year. Honestly, I wish I could share it with you but I don't want to spoil the fun for you.

This book does have many Christian themes running throughout it's pages and they go along with life changes and lessons that the characters learn. I thought it all was beautifully written. There is a level of hotness when it comes to several of the kisses between our couples in the book, but it never goes farther than that; so this book would be under the label of a clean read. This book is best described by the author herself whose tagline is: Passion with a Purpose, putting romantic passion in it's proper place with God's precepts.

Love's Silver Lining is the next book I'm suggesting you put on your To-Read list for this summer.

Giveaway: One follower of this blog will win a free e-copy of Love's Silver Lining(Open to International)

LSL Blogstop Tour Giveaway
***Comment on this blog about the book, review, etc. for a chance to win an e-copy of Love’s Silver Lining.***
Giveaway is open Internationally and will end 
at 11:59 on 7/7/18.
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  1. Hi, Sheila! I knew you loved books, but didn't realize that you had a blog! I would love to support you, and have kept the link in my bookmarks. Since I already have over three hundred books in the house 'to be read,' I don't think I'll enter the give-away, though!

  2. Ohhhhh, sounds good. You had me at the cover, let's honest. I love reading clean romance books!!!

    1. Hey, Messimoo, since you sound like you've never read my books before, I would LOVE to send you a free e-copy of one of them if you are interested, so just let me know via private FB message if you are, okay?


  3. I loved your review. Most of Julie's books have that "level of hotness" that is still in the clean category. I really would love to read this book. She gave a preview in one of her newsletters that had me hooked.
    -Kerri K.

    1. KERRI!! Would LOVE to send you a winning e-copy, my friend, so here's to a win!


  4. This sounds really good!! I love western-type stories so I want to read this!!

    1. Hey, Michalla, thanks for entering, and here's to a win!


  5. Hey, Sheila, thank you SOOO much for the great review AND for agreeing to be part of my blog tour in the first place -- MUCH appreciated!!

    Don't know if you would be interested in reading book 1 in my award-winning, 5-star contemporary series, Isle of Hope, but if you are, just let me know, and I will send you a free e-book.

    Thanks again for the great review!