The Runaway Brides Collection

My Review

I’m not a huge fan of romance stories and generally a collection like this is really hard for me to get through. HOWEVER, this one was an exception!
Each author did a great job of creating characters and story lines that were entertaining. Each one had a unique twist that made it fun to read. I keep trying to figure out which one was my favorite. It was either The Groom She Thought She’d Left Behind  or maybe A Day Late and a Dollar Short,or maybe The Elusive Heiress. Such a hard choice!

If you enjoy historical romance with some lighthearted moments you should enjoy this collection. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

86 Books in 2018

Read a lot of great books last year… 2 of them don’t release until 2019. Just some good stuff!!

Holly’s bookshelf: read

Storm of Doubt
Secrets at Cedar Cabin
Oath of Honor
Mind Games
Leaving Lavender Tides
The Runaway Brides Collection: 7 Historical Brides Get Cold Feet at the Altar
Edge of Peril
The Cowboy's Christmas Courtship
Yuletide Abduction
The Lonestar Collection: Lonestar Sanctuary, Lonestar Secrets, Lonestar Homecoming, and Lonestar Angel
Lonestar Angel
Love Finds You at Home for Christmas
The Unfinished Gift
The Amish Midwife
High-Stakes Holiday Reunion
Chasing Secrets
Buffalo Gal
Convenient Lies
A Silken Thread

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The 30-Day Prayer Challenge for Women by Nicole O’Dell


Simple, Guided Encouragement Will Help Women Deepen Their Prayer Lives

Many Christians desire a deeper, consistent, more powerful prayer life but often struggle to know where to begin. The 30-Day Prayer Challenge is the perfect place to start.

This book, written for women of all ages, provides a month’s worth of specific, daily prayer challenges that will draw you closer to your Father God through meaningful conversation.

Each day includes a devotion, scripture, questions for consideration, and prayer starters for morning, noon, and night that touch on 30 unique topics important to her heart:  Friendship, Patience, Confidence, Self-Esteem Contentment And more! 
The 30-Day Prayer Challenge for Women will jump-start your prayer life, and is great for personal use or as a group!


This was a good devotional. The author covers a lot of important topics that face women. Each day the author shares a scripture passage, along with thoughts and personal stories relating back to the passage. 

What I really liked about the devotional is she gives the readers action items through questions or actions for the reader. Finally, each day ends with prayer prompts for morning, afternoon, and evening prayer times. Including examples of what one can pray.

The devotions are geared toward adult women that are married. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.