Though I dabbled in writing throughout school, being an author seemed like an unattainable dream. It took me seven years to write my first book, Just Ella. During that time, I taught myself how to write a novel.
12 Days of Clean Romance | Just Ella
Something about the struggle of writing without a formula or rules worked for me. I write clean romance because I love it. Jane Eyre is the hero of my youth and taught me that clinging to your convictions will be hard, but will bring you more genuine happiness than giving in ever can. I love chocolate, Into the Woods, ocean waves, my husband, and my five littles. And I love books that leave me with a sigh of contentment. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.
Keeping Kinley Books of Dalthia by Annette K. Larsen
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I enjoyed this one and actually laughed out loud in several parts. It looks to be the beginning of a series too, which I love!
Sawdust and Mistletoe. This one too had some really funny moments. I especially like that the main character is more lighthearted about life. Have I mentioned that before? I love reading Christmas books! Marcia Lynn McClure. Most of her books are longer too, so instead of finishing one in a day or two days, it takes me 4 or 5. This woman can write the BEST kissing scenes!
Her books have great story lines and are just really fun to read. She writes everything from contemporary to period novels and even a good amount of westerns.
Keeping Kinley Books of Dalthia by Annette K. Larsen - Brightly Street
Suggestion 1- sometimes her books can be a bit slow in the beginning. Dusty Britches. A Crimson Frost.
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The Visions of Ransom Lake. Weathered Too Young. Nicole Deese — her books are really well written romances with a great storyline. All for Anna. A Cliche Christmas. This series has less angst and more humor. Brooke St. James — this is one author I read who, I swear, writes a book a month! She has written dozens. Yep- there just seems to be one or two in each series that falls a little flat. Meet Me In Myrtle Beach.
This is the first book in the Hunt Family series. I think this is my favorite series of Brooke St. I found myself reading several of the books more than once. JFK to Dublin. It was a fun, heart warming series. Loved Bayou. This is Book 1 in the Martin Family Series. I really feel like this series gets better with each book! Tammy L. My Hope Next Door. Jolene Betty Perry — this author has a way of really endearing you to her characters in a short amount of time.
Almost a Fairytale Collection. This is a collection of 3 novellas Perry wrote with a fairytale reversed type theme. They were fun, quick reads. Road Trip Collection. The next 2 books have LDS religious themes weaved throughout. The Weight of Love. The religious undertones about honor and responsibility and how blessing come from upholding those just really spoke to me. My Forever. Thank you, thank you for giving me a reliable list to come to when I feel like a good romance! I cannot thank you enough for making this list. Rating: 7. Meg and Charles Wallace embark on a perilous quest through space to find their father.
Author: Sarah Sundin. I loved the insights into the pre-war sentiments of the populace and the chemistry between the leads. Anchor in the Storm Waves of Freedom Book 2.
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Again, great chemistry and exciting plotting. This one kept me up until 3am! All the Light We Cannot See. Author: Anthony Doerr. Scattered foul language and crass comments made this a more difficult read for me and brought my rating down a notch. Highly recommended reading, if you can handle the grit. We Took to the Woods. Author: Louise Dickinson Rich. Publisher: J. Lippincott Co. A lovely account of Rich's family life in a remote area of Northern Maine in the late s. Sundin's debut novel, about ball-bearing heiress Allie Miller and WWII airman Walter Novak, who has a weakness for bending the truth whenever it suits him.
The writing is not quite as tight in this debut as in her later books, but I enjoyed the story and especially the war scenes. There is brief mention of homosexuality, viewed through a s lens and not detailed. Continuing with characters introduced in Book 1, this follows Jack Novak and his pursuit of Ruth Doherty. Themes of virtue, repentance, and violence against women are prevalent throughout.
More adult themed than some of her other books, but still clean. Sundin really hits her stride here with the third Novak brother, Ray, and war widow Helen. Adult themes of domestic violence and mentions of intimacy, but Sundin keeps it clean without sterilizing the conflict. Theodore Rex. Author: Edmund Morris.
Publisher: Random House, January Pages: 25 hours 50 minute audiobook. The second in Morris' three-part biography, this covers the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. I found this book after reading Mornings on Horseback covering TR's childhood and youth and starting River of Doubt which details the Amazonian river trip that nearly killed him after he failed to secure a third term in I put that one on hold so that I could fill in the gap with Theodore Rex. I enjoyed the book, but got a little mired down by the politics not my favorite subject. However, it greatly increased my appreciation for our 26th president and his remarkable political acumen.
I enjoyed seeing the war behind the front lines. Air-evac nurse meets army pharmacist. Great information on the developing role of pharmacy in medicine. I did not expect to love this one more than the others 9 books from one author in a short time and all that The themes of repentance and redemption sounded throughout without being preachy and moved along nicely by the exciting plot.
Looking forward to more by Sundin in the coming years! Author: Josi S. Publisher: Mirror Press, October Three regency novellas that were all entertaining. The kissing in 3 had a bit TMI for my taste or I'd have rated it higher. Mormon Girl Incognito. Publisher: Covenant Communications, June Eve: In the Beginning. Author: H. Publisher: Mirror Press, November An interesting fictional adaptation of life in the Garden of Eden and after The Fall. Author: S.
Michael Wilcox. Publisher: Shadow Mountain, May Deep characters with real weaknesses facing hard choices. However, just reading the cover blurb of that one cleared things up enough to read on. I was as captivated by this book as any novel. The only drawback was that I could not devour it in one sitting, since I purchased on audio.
In the words of Naturalist George Cherrie, who accompanied Roosevelt on this treacherous journey through the Amazonian rainforest, "I have always thought it strange, since I had the opportunity to know him and know him intimately I can always count on her books for a little dose of happiness.
This one is a family reunion of sorts between the Jonquils and the Lancaster clan.
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The story is captivating, and the vintage recording by Jonathon Oliver was excellent. It's been a long time since I saw the movie, but I'm pretty sure they took some big liberties with the plot and characters.