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Sweet on You by Becky Wade Review

Happy Monday Everyone :)

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

Unfortunately, mine was not the greatest as three of my family members ended up having serious health complications, and we also had a huge winter storm blow in on Sunday afternoon that really complicated getting anything done around here.

However, one great thing about the weekend is that I finally got the chance to finish reading Becky Wade's newest book that releases tomorrow!!!

You guys know that Becky is one of my all time favorites, and that this particular title was on my most anticipated releases of 2019 post.

Sweet on You by Becky Wade:



Source: Publisher Via NetGalley

Publisher: Bethany House

Publication Date: April 30th, 2019

Genre: Christian Fiction/Contemporary

Series: Bradford Sisters


Synopsis:

Britt and Zander have been best friends since they met thirteen years ago, but unbeknownst to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long. When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Washingt…

If You Like To Read This, Try That

Good Morning Everyone :)


I hope you're all having a great week so far, and I want to thank you all for joining me here on The Preppy Book Princess.


I've been working on this particular post for quite awhile, and I'm excited to finally get to share it with all of you guys.


I feel like a lot of readers are still unfamiliar with just how many titles currently exist within the Christian Fiction market, and this particular genre is still getting stereotyped as containing only historical fiction and westerns. (Although those are pretty amazing in their own right!)


Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my favorite, or more popular regular fiction books, and then make a comparison to a Christian Fiction book. Like the title of the post states, this will be a "if you like this, give that a try."

Let's go ahead and get started.



Anyone who's read my blog for awhile will know that I'm a huge fan of time travel, and that this particular trilogy is on…

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk Review With Spoilers

Good Morning Everyone :)


I hope you're all having a great week, and that the weather is bringing lovely spring temps wherever you're reading from today.


Are any of you enjoying any fun vacations during the Easter spring break?

My hubby and I did not end up going away anywhere, and  stayed at home, however, I'm hoping that we'll still have time for at least one more vacation of some sorts this year.

For today's post I wanted to share with you guys another review from The Year of Weddings novella collection. It's been quite awhile since I finished the first year of these short stories, and now I've finally got around to starting the second year of stories.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk:



Source: Bought For Myself

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: November 25th, 2014

Genre: Christian Fiction/Women's Fiction/Novella

Series: Year of Weddings

Synopsis:

They've helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themsel…

First Line Friday: Only Uni

Happy Good Friday Everyone :)

Welcome back to The Preppy Book Princess, and to another week of First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books.

If you're unfamiliar, First Line Friday is a weekly meme that involves sharing the first line of the book you're currently reading.

My choice for this week is:

Only Uni by Camy Tang:




About The Book:

Senior biologist Trish Sakai is ready for a change from her wild, flirtatious behavior. So Trish creates three simple rules from First and Second Corinthians and plans to follow them to the letter. No more looking at men as possible dates, especially non-Christians. Second, tell others about Christ. And third, she willpersevere in hardship by relying on God. And just to make sure she behaves, she enlists the help of her three cousins—Lex, Venus and Jennifer—the only Christians in their large extended family.

But Trish’s dangerously tempting ex-boyfriend, Kazuo the artist, keeps popping up at all the wrong moments, and her grandmother, who has her eye …

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson Review

Hello Everyone :)


I hope you're all doing well, and I want to thank you for joining me for another book review here on The Preppy Book Princess.


The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson:




Source: Library

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 

Publication Date: January 22nd, 2019

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Mystery

Series: Truly Devious

Synopsis:

All Stevie Bell wanted was to find the key to the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. And while she solved that murder, the crimes of the past are still waiting in the dark. Just as Stevie feels she’s on the cusp of putting it together, her parents pull her out of Ellingham academy.

For her own safety they say. She must move past this obsession with crime. Now that Stevie’s away from the school of topiaries and secret tunnels, and her strange and endearing friends, she begins to feel disconnected from the rest of the world. At least she won’t have to see David anymore. David, who she kissed. David, who lied to her about his identity—…

On a Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher Review

Happy Monday Everyone :)

It's hard to believe that the end of this week is already Easter. I'm happy we're going to be moving into warmer temps, but I feel like this year is going by so fast.

Do any of you have any exciting plans for the Easter holiday? My hubby and I will just be staying at home as we're both working at least part of the weekend, but I'm looking forward to spending some time quietly reflecting on the true reason for the season.

I also plan on hopefully catching up on my April TBR pile, as I've been slacking off on reading a bit the last few days.

Before I jump into that pile though, I'd like to share a review with all you guys for a book with an upcoming end of April release date.

On a Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher:



Source: Publisher (Revell) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: April 30th, 2019

Genre: Christian Fiction/Women's Fiction


Synopsis:

When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing ne…

First Line Friday: Courting Mr. Emerson

Happy Friday Everyone :)


Since it is Friday, I'll once again be participating in First Line Friday which is hosted by Hoarding Books


For this week, I'm going to be sharing the first line from Melody Carlson's newest book, Courting Mr. Emerson.




About The Book:


When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it's not exactly love at first sight. Though she does find the obsessive-compulsive man intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause--and finds herself falling for him in the process.

A confirmed bachelor, George vacillates between irritation and attraction whenever Willow is around--which to him seems like all too often. He's not interested in expanding his horizons or making new friends; it just hurts too much when you lose them.

But as the summer progresses, George feels his defenses crumbling. The question is, will his chang…

Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon Review

Good Morning Everyone :)


I hope you're all doing well, and thank you for joining me here today on The Preppy Book Princess.


A few weeks ago I read (and loved) the Doon series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. So when I heard that Lorie Langdon had a new book that was basically a YA re imagining of Oliver Twist, I was intrigued, and knew I wanted to give it a try.


Today I'd like to share a quick review with you all about my thoughts of it.


Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon:



Source: Library

Publisher: Blink

Publication Date: March 6th, 2018

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction

Synopsis:

Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. When she is taken in by her uncle after a caper gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can’t seem to escape her past … or forget the teeming slums…

Jane Austen Book Tag

Good Morning Everyone :)


I hope you're all doing well!


In case you didn't already know this about me, I adore Jane Austen.


There's just something about her books that still resonate this many years later, and there's very few things I love more than curling up with a cup of tea, and reading a beloved Austen novel.

However, it actually took me quite awhile to get around to reading any of these well loved stories. I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time right after my college graduation, and I loved it just as much as I always thought I would. However, it wasn't until last year that I actually picked up any more Austen novels, and I ended up reading Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility. This year I'm determined to finish her remaining three novels (not taking into consideration her numerous extra works), and so far I've already finished Emma, and Persuasion. 

My favorites so far are definitely Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey, but I've hone…

First Line Friday: On a Summer Tide

Happy Friday Everyone :)


It's time once again for First Line Fridays hosted by the lovely Hoarding Books.


For today's post, I'm going to highlight an upcoming release by Suzanne Woods Fisher:

On a Summer Tide:




About The Book:


When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing new life into it, Camden Grayson thinks hes lost his mind. An unexpected event sends Cam to his rescue, and she discovers the island has its own way of living . . . and loving.


My Thoughts:

I'm enjoying this one so much. It's the perfect reading to be enjoying during the beautiful spring weather we've been receiving lately, and I adore how thoroughly detailed the author is about the island setting. I'm really looking to finishing this one hopefully next week, and then fully reviewing it on my blog shortly thereafter. It releases on April 30th.


First Line:

"Camden Grayson took the turn into her dad's driveway a little fast."



What book are you currently …

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron Review

Hello Everyone :)


I hope you're all doing well, and thank you for joining me for another book review here on The Preppy Book Princess.


The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron:



Source: Library

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

Genre: Christian Fiction/Women's Fiction/Historical Fiction

Series: Lost Castle

Synopsis:

Launching a brand-new series, Kristy Cambron explores the collision of past and present as she discovers the ruins of a French castle, long lost to history.

A thirteenth century castle, Chateau de Doux Reves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France's picturesque Loire Valley. It survived a sacking in the French Revolution, was brought back to life and fashioned into a storybook chateau in the Gilded Age, and was eventually felled and deserted after a disastrous fire in the 1930s.

As Ellie Carver sits by her grandmother's bedside, she hears stories of a castle . . . of lost love and a hidden chap…