Reviews by Shantelle Mary

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The Governess of Penwythe Hall

The Governess of Penwythe Hall

On 4/29 Shantelle Mary wrote: Lovely! I've read by Sarah E. Ladd before, and just had to pick up her latest novel because of the gorgeous cover! I'm happy to say that the story did not disappoint. Book One in the CORNWALL series, The Governess of Penwythe Hall pulls us into early 1800s, England, and Cordelia Graythorne's life. I ... Book Review: The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

4 Stars

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Grown-up Faith

Grown-up Faith

On 3/22 Shantelle Mary wrote: This was a super fabulous read! Grown-Up Faith: The Big Picture for a Bigger Life by Kevin Myers is one of those books that I feel like giving out to everyone. It talks about the basics of Christianity and the Bible, faith, and going deeper with God. All in all, I just feel like it's a great read for ... Book Review: Grown-Up Faith: The Big Picture for a Bigger Life by Kevin Myers

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

5 Stars

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Unbreakable

Unbreakable

On 1/25 Shantelle Mary wrote: I finally finished this book! Unfortunately, this third and final book in the UNBLEMISHED series by Sara Ella was not a worthwhile read for me. Unbreakable was confusing, unsatisfying, and just seemed to drag on with nothing important happening. The characters and plot seemed to wander around for the ... Book Review: Unbreakable by Sara Ella

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

2 Stars

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

On 7/2 Shantelle Mary wrote: This ... this is perhaps the most beautiful book that I've read by Joanne Bischof thus far. How does she pen such lovely and tangible and heartfelt stories? Sons of Blackbird Mountain was an absolute delight, as I was sure it would be when I requested to review it! I'm certain I will never turn down ... Book Review: Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

5 Stars

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To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart

On 8/9 Shantelle Mary wrote: 'Twas such a lovely story! To Wager Her Heart is definitely one of my favorite novels by Tamera Alexander! I was surprised anew by her beautiful writing style and rich storytelling. With harsh reality and heartbreak, yet tenderness and fresh chances, Tamera Alexander unfolds this incredible story during ... Book Review: To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

5 Stars

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Unraveling

Unraveling

On 7/13 Shantelle Mary wrote: Oh my heart! *sobs* Sara Ella certainly knows how to write a complex and captivating fairy tale-esque story! Unraveling was truly a perfect sequel to Unblemished, and I think I enjoyed it even more! Realm-travel. Fantasy. Good vs. evil. Romance. Family and friends. Battles and secrets. Such a delightful ... Book Review: Unraveling by Sara Ella

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 4/30 Shantelle Mary wrote: When I got The Noble Servant, I thought, How lovely it is to be reading another one of Melanie Dickerson’s novels! Something about this author’s writing style makes me smile as I start reading. And fairy tale retellings set in the medieval Germany world are just something I can’t pass up. I did ... Book Review: The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

2 Stars

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For Love and Honor

For Love and Honor

On 3/24 Shantelle Mary wrote: I enjoyed For Love and Honor. Medieval is always interesting - and this one has a fairy tale feel; you know, with knights and fair ladies and daring rescues. Bennet and Sabine had some fun banter, which was humorous and entertaining to read. Overall, it was a fast-paced and easy-to-read tale. ... Book Review: For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/11 Shantelle Mary wrote: I enjoyed the twists and turns; the little mysteries and wondering which characters you could trust. I loved Evangeline's little journey of faith. -How open, honest, and vulnerable she was. No, she wan't perfect; but her heart was true. Seeing characters from The Merchant's Daughter was delightful! *smiles* The love story was sweet, as always. ... Book Review: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

4 Stars

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Unblemished

Unblemished

On 10/17 Shantelle Mary wrote: Oh my, Book Two please! ^_^ Unblemished by Sara Ella was complex tale with an intriguing cast of characters! In a modern-day setting, we meet Eliyana, a teenage girl with a strange birthmark on her face. She lives with her single mother in New York ... and couldn't imagine that there's another world ... Unblemished

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4 Stars

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To Love a Stranger

To Love a Stranger

On 7/27 Shantelle Mary wrote: I just loved it. It's an endearing western/prairie, Christian romance, reminding me something of Janette Oke's stories. Marriage of convenience. Frontier. Native Americans. Babies. Working through the rough spots of life ... basking in the joys. This book was simple and sweet. Short and exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed it! ... Book Review: To Love a Stranger by Colleen Coble

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 5/18 Shantelle Mary wrote: I think this is my favorite novel by Sarah E. Ladd yet! Never mind that I haven't read the first book of this series, Dawn at Emberwilde was a thoroughly enjoyable read - sweet and suspenseful. A bit of a quick read, with a heartwarming and romantic ending that is fully satisfying! ... Book Review: Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

4 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Glory

Remnants: Season of Glory

On 4/16 Shantelle Mary wrote: So yes. I don't really know what else to say. I liked POV characters Andriana and Ronan well enough; but the other main character, Keallach, was frustrating, confusing, and just altogether infuriating. I don't know what he wanted or who he is, really. There's lots of action and battles, some romance, ... Book Review: Season of Glory by Lisa T. Bergren

Shantelle Mary's Rating:

2 Stars

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