Kiss and ’Telle? by Nadine C. Keels

*NEW RELEASE!*

Kiss and ’Telle?
A Novella
(Contemporary Romance)

“This book has so many uplifting and funny moments!” ~The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife
“…a fun and enchanting read focused on the theme of longtime friendship and love.” ~RAIN’N’BOOKS

If only this type of thing were as easy as it looks in chick flicks.

Ever since her college days, Chantelle has had growing feelings for Dennis, a swaggering and smart geek-at-heart who’s got romance coming out of his ears. At least, he talks as if he’s mastered the art of dating, but how would Chantelle know if it’s true? She’s never gotten to experience Dennis as anything more than a close friend.

But wait! A huge opportunity comes along that could impact both their personal and professional lives. This may lead to the perfect time for Chantelle to tell Dennis what he means to her.

It may also be time for some of Chantelle’s own words about love to come back to bite her.

Oops.

This contemporary romance features characters who first appeared in Hope Unashamed, the sequel to Love Unfeigned. Enjoy a bonus excerpt at the end of the story.

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The Grandmother with Enormous Eyes by A.G. Marshall

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

The Grandmother with Enormous Eyes by A.G. Marshall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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“Grandmother, what big eyes you have!”

When young Red makes that statement to her grandmother Matilda, we all know where the story is going—or do we?—in The Grandmother with Enormous Eyes by author A.G. Marshall.

Having already enjoyed a different story in this series, I didn’t feel the need to check the blurb for this one. The title let me know which fairy tale would be retold here.

This short read took me into an area of fantasy I’ve never entered on purpose before, and I likely never will, but the twist turns out to be a great one for this reimagined story.

Granted, the way Red keeps addressing her grandmother as “Granny” over and over again is pretty tiresome, but the story is well-written overall, and wow, it’s a rather poignant one.

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War of Hearts by Annette Lyon

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

War of Hearts by Annette Lyon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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In December 1939, Anna’s career in journalism gives her the opportunity to cover the Winter War in Finland. The last thing she expects is to find that Pete, the man who recently broke her heart, is also in Finland, assigned to be her photographer. And the non-combat area they’ve been sent to soon becomes a dangerous battle zone in War of Hearts by author Annette Lyon.

Yes, it was the cover of this novella that drew me to it, what with its soft but striking, creamy glow of frosty winter light in the snowy woods, and the appearance of the woman giving it its historical feel. The typography and gently faded flourishes around the title are lovely, too.

The war-related parts are what I liked best about the read. In contrast to its soft-looking cover, the story contains descriptions of some of the ugly, violent, tragic aspects of war. The romance wasn’t my favorite, feeling a little clichéd, redundant, and not the most natural. Also, while the romantic side of the story gets its conclusion, the aspects of the war and the hero’s and heroine’s careers rather seem to be left hanging in the end.

Still, the brief snapshots of history in this story were worthwhile for this historical fiction enthusiast.

 

Kiss and ’Telle? Release Day!

If only this type of thing were as easy as it looks in chick flicks.


“This book has so many uplifting and funny moments!” ~The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife
“…a fun and enchanting read focused on the theme of longtime friendship and love.” ~RAIN’N’BOOKS

It’s officially Release Day!
My new contemporary romance, Kiss and ’Telle?, is now available.

Pick up an ebook copy for a limited-time launch price!

Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook
Apple Books
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Also available in paperback.

This book features characters who first appeared in Hope Unashamed, the sequel to Love Unfeigned. Enjoy a bonus excerpt at the end of the story.

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Violet by Renée Lichtenhan

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

Violet by Renée Lichtenhan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Thirteen-year-old Violet is sure her busy and prominent senator-and-senator’s-wife parents will never approve if they find out Violet regularly sneaks off to ride her skateboard at a park in Harlem. So Violet lies to keep her skate park life a secret. But when her nonverbal artist brother mysteriously begins to reveal Violet’s secrets through artwork, it may be time for the truth to spill out in Violet by author Renée Lichtenhan.

This middle grade novel is quite an involved story with a diverse cast of characters and a touch of the supernatural. I found the read to be slow for a while, so it took me somewhat longer to get into it than I would have liked, but I eventually became engrossed as the plot uncovered its various moving parts.

I appreciate that the story addresses serious issues in the characters’ lives, including socioeconomic factors and the effects of violence, drugs, and family dysfunction. However, as the characters have a range of tough problems, the story goes about fixing too many of them in a way that feels pretty convenient. While I’m a fan of hopeful and satisfying endings, the several resolutions for the characters’ challenges seem quick in this case, making the story’s ending a little too perfect.

Nevertheless, it’s interesting how this contemporary novel mixes the down-to-earth and the unearthly, and plenty of ChristFic middle grade readers and fans should enjoy it.

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