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The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof Review

Hello Everyone :)

Recently I finally had the chance to read a book that had been on my anticipated reads list for quite sometime, and I was very much looking forward to it.

It's always a little nerve wracking reading a book that you have such high hopes for, and today I can't wait to share with you all whether or not this particular book lived up to my expectations.

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof:

Source: Library

Publisher: Mason Jar Books

Publication Date: August 1st, 2016

Genre: Christian Fiction/Historical Fiction


Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia. 

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orph…

The Hallmark Movie Tag

Hello Lovelies :)

I hope you're all having a great week, and making the most of each and every moment.

For as long as I can remember I've absolutely loved Hallmark movies. We unfortunately don't get the Hallmark Channel in Canada, but I've always loved watching them on the women's network, on dvd, on netflix, on youtube, etc, etc. 

I'm a little weird in the sense that I don't see the new blockbuster movies in theaters very often, and usually I'd honestly rather just watch a Hallmark movie, and I talk about them a lot to my friends and family.

In fact, last week I was talking to my mom and she told me that she finally watched a couple of "those Hallmark Christmas movies that I'm always talking about" and that she loved them and can now see what all of the fuss is about.

So this long winded intro is getting to the point that I adore Hallmark movies, and so when I recently discovered the Hallmark Movie tag, I knew I needed to take part in it.

1) Wh…

Woman of Courage by Wanda E Brunstetter Review

Happy Monday Everyone :)

I can't believe it's already the third week of November. 

I feel like my TBR plans for this month are kind of going by the wayside as I haven't had as much reading time as I'd originally thought I would.

However, I have had the opportunity to read at least a few titles this month, and today I'd like to share my thoughts and opinions with you guys on a title that I had the pleasure of finishing last week.

Woman Of Courage by Wanda E Brunstetter:

Source: Publisher (Shiloh Run Press) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Shiloh Run Press

Publication Date: December 1st, 2018 (Collector's Edition)

Genre: Christian Fiction/Historical Fiction


A Woman of Courage Makes an Epic Journey

Take a three-thousand mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and joins the work at a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets …

Operation Christmas Child 2018

Happy Friday Everyone :)

Today I'm going to be stepping away from my usual bookish posts.

This week is national collection week for Operation Christmas Child, a charity that's very dear to my heart.

If you're unfamiliar, it's an annual Christmas charity operated by Samaritan's Purse that aims to provide children in lesser fortunate countries with Christmas gifts packed in a shoe box. Every year Neil, myself and various other of my family members enjoy packing shoe boxes to help spread some Christmas cheer, and it's become one of our favorite traditions of the season. 

As it is collection week, it may be too late for you to pack a physical box of your own, but there's always other ways to participate, and it you're interested, check out more info here.

I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I included in my box this year:

Neil and I did two boxes together, one for a boy in the middle age group and one for a girl in the middle age group, but unfo…

Christmas Blessings by Katherine Spencer and Thomas Kinkade Review

Hello Friends :)

We may only be a short while into November, but I'm already well into the holiday spirit. I've been planning my decorating, doing Christmas shopping, and reading lots of holiday themed books.

Every Christmas season I try and read the newest installment in the Cape Light series, however, somehow I never got around to reading the new one last year. I finally got the chance to read it last month, and today I'd like to share what I thought about it with you all.

Christmas Blessings by Katherine Spencer and Thomas Kinkade:

Source: Library

Publisher: Berkley Books

Publication Date: October 24th, 2017

Genre: Christian Fiction/Adult Fiction/Contemporary

Series: Cape Light


Revel in the spirit of Christmas, and let your heart be an open book with a heartwarming novel set in Thomas Kinkade's charming town of Cape Light...

Shortly before the start of the holidays, successful renovation business owner Sam Morgan has an accident on site that leaves him housebound. Th…

Series I Will Not Be Finishing

Hello Everyone :)

I hope you're all doing well.

Thank you so much for joining me for another post today here on The Preppy Book Princess.

Today I thought it would be fun to share with all of you some series that I don't plan on finishing. We all have different tastes when it comes to reading, and sometimes series that everyone else seems to love, I just don't. There's been a few instances where I've gone into a series expecting to like it as I've heard so many good things about it, and instead I just end up coming out disappointed. 

Here's the series I don't, at this time, plan on finishing.

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey:

I know so many people who loved this series, and I just didn't. It actually got a rare one star rating from me, mainly because I thought it had way too many viewpoints, and that I almost needed a spreadsheet to keep track of who was who, and which character was currently telling the story. I was also spoiled on a pretty big plot point th…

November TBR 2018

Hello Bookish Friends :)

I'm Kirby, and I want to thank you all for joining me today on The Preppy Book Princess.

And can I just start off by saying that I can't believe it's already November? It seems like not that long ago I thought I was so ahead of the game by starting my Christmas shopping in July, and now were less than seven weeks away from it.

As Christmas and fall are my two favorite times of the year, I'm very much looking forward to this month, and the many amazing books I hope to get to read during it.

Here's my list of amazing books for this month's TBR.

This is the one that my friend and I have chosen as our book club pick for this month, and we're both really looking forward to it. I feel it's a little less hyped than a lot of other young adult books, and I'm hoping that we'll both really end up liking it. This is also our first time reading a young adult historical fiction book for book club so it was nice to try something different. …

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco Review WITH SPOILERS

Good Evening Everyone :)

Do you ever have the situation where you feel an over hyped book isn't going to be your type of thing, but then you have it recommended to you by so many people, including a bunch who have similar reading tastes to yourself, that you go ahead and read it anyways?

Well, that's what happened to me recently when I decided to pick up Stalking Jack The Ripper. I didn't really think I'd enjoy it, as forensic science is not my cup of tea, but I had so many people recommend it to me that were saying they didn't expect to like it either, but it ended up blowing them away. I honestly didn't even have it on my October TBR list, but I just had an urge to give it a try, so I picked it up from the library, and decided to give it an honest try and see what I thought about it. Unfortunately, I didn't really end up enjoying it, but it actually wasn't for the reasons I'd expected going into it.

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco:


Wait For Me by Susan May Warren Review

Hello Everyone :)

I was lucky enough to receive an e-arc of one of the books I was most excited for this month, and I couldn't wait to dive in and devour it.

Now that I've finished it, taken some time to soak it all it, and truly thought about how I felt about it, I'd like to share my review of it with you all.

Wait For Me by Susan May Warren:

Source: Publisher (Revell) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: November 6th, 2018

Genre: Christian Fiction

Series: Montana Rescue


Pete Brooks can't believe he's waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancĂ©. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn't sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward. 

EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he's no longer interested. When a …