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My 2011-2012 Book Wish List

05 Dec, 2011 by in wish list 2 comments

Now that we are close to Christmas and summing up another year I’m making a list of books that I want to read or buy in 2012. So Santa…here is my ultimate wish list! Wish being the key word…

Young Adult
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel by Myra McEntire
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer
Sass & Serendipit​y by Jennifer Ziegler
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Birthmarked (Birthmarked Trilogy) by Caragh M. O’Brien
Lost Voices (Lost Voices Trilogy) by Sarah Porter
Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire) by Courtney Allison Moulton
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Endlessly by Kiersten White
Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson
Cascade: A Novel (River of Time Series) by Lisa T. Bergren
The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell
The Wood Queen: An Iron Witch Novel (The Iron Witch Series) by Karen Mahoney
Magic Hands by Jennifer Laurens
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) by Lauren DeStefano
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier
Deadly Little Voices (A Touch Novel) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Half-Blood: A Covenant Novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Everblue: Mer Tales #1 by Brenda Pandos
Fallen in Love: A Fallen Novel in Stories by Lauren Kate
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Touch of Power (Healer) by Maria V. Snyder
Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved) by Cate Tiernan
Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes
Destiny and Deception: A 13 to Life Novel by Shannon Delany
Bitterblue (Graceling) by Kristin Cashore
The Savage Grace: A Dark Divine Novel by Bree Despain
Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel by Cynthia Hand
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer
Nightspell by Leah Cypess
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Haven by Kristi Cook
Ruby Red (Ruby Red – Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Hades (Halo) by Alexandra Adornetto
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

LDS Fiction
To Have or to Hold by Josi Kilpack
Hometown Girl by Michele Ashman Bell
Northanger Alibi by Jenni James
Heart of a Hero by Marie Higgins
Finding Rose by Stephanie Humphreys
Hearts Through Time by Marie Higgins
Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins
The List – Finding Love Was the Last Thing on Her List by Melanie Jacobson

Adult Fiction
Fatally Frosted: A Donut Shop Mystery by Jessica Beck
Midnight in Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale
The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder
Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family) by Melissa de la Cruz

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor
Silverlicious (Pinkalicious) by Victoria Kann
Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer
Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes by Pablo Cartaya
Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper
Clink by Kelly DiPucchio
Raggedy Ann’s Sweet and Dandy, Sugar Candy Scratch and Sniff Book by Patricia Thackray
Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy  by Carl R. Sams
Tinker Bell’s Scratch and Sniff Surprises by Andrea Posner-Sanchez
Scratch and Sniff: Party by DK Publishing
Gnomeland: An Introduction to the Little People by Margaret Egleton
Fancy Nancy Petite Library by Jane O’connor
Scratch and Sniff: Shopping by DK Publishing

Cook Books
The Divvies Bakery Cookbook: No Nuts. No Eggs. No Dairy. Just Delicious
! by Lori Sandler
BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles by Erin McKenna
Allergy-Free Desserts: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free,Soy-fr​ee and Nut-free Delights by Elizabeth Gordon
Mermaid Cookbook by Barbara Beery
Pink Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery
Fairies Cookbook by Barbara Beery

I would love to trade with you! See my books available post here and if you have any you’d like to swap or take, let me know. Also if you are an author, publisher, blogger who has ARC or blog tours of any of these titles, please direct me. I’d like to hop on board!

 Click to see my full book wish lists on Amazon, Deseret Book, Goodreads and Pinterest.

What books are you most excited for this year?

Miracle of the Christmas Star Blog Tour

29 Nov, 2011 by in Susan Dean Elzey Leave a comment

Miracle of the Christmas Star
by Susan Dean Elzey
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 8, 2011
by Bonneville Books
ISBN  1599558629
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 stars
Hannah died the night she was born. The new star’s light brought her back to life, but left her stricken with palsy. Sariah, Hannah’s mother, believes Hannah can be healed, if only she can find the Savior. Miracle of the Christmas Star is a tender story of love, faith and endurance that will touch your heart and remind you why miracles happen.
Such a heartbreaking and uplifting story of love, sacrifice and miracles. Sariah is a woman of faith who sacrifices for her little family. Her daughter, Hannah, is miraculously saved when the light of the new star shines on her after being born dead.  But her life is not a normal one. She is stricken with palsy and cannot do anything for herself. She is never able to walk on her own and must be spoon fed. Sariah’s husband, Joshua is a wonderful support and they have a true, strong love for both each other and their daughter. Sariah and Joshua hear of a Savior who was born on the same night their sweet Hannah was born, and they believe that he can heal their daughter. Sariah begins a decades long search for for the savior. 
Sariah’s faith is an inspiration to me. I struggle daily to do the things that I need to for my family, who are all well and whole (for the most part). The challenges that I deal with on a daily basis seem so big at times, but then I read stories of faith like this one (even though it is fictional) and I am inspired to try a little harder; to put more faith in God. 
If you are looking for a book to inspire you this Christmas Season, this is a great selection. (Warning, read this book with a package of tissues by your side, you are certain to need them).

Thanks so much to Cedar Fort Books for including us in the Miracle of the Christmas Star Virtual Blog Tour! Learn more about the book at And be sure to read our exclusive guest post below with author Susan Dean Elzey.

Hope’s Journey Blog Tour & Giveaway

09 Nov, 2011 by in stephanie worlton Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is today’s stop on the official blog tour for Hope’s Journey

Hope’s Journeyby Stephanie Worlton
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 14th 2011
by Bonneville
ISBN 1599555069
Book Source: author
5 stars

Sydney is a straight-A student heading to college on a scholarship, and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve an LDS mission. But their dreams are shattered on the eve of their high school graduation when they find out that Sydney is pregnant. Separated, they must both trust in God as they search for the worth they once found in each other.

Hope’s Journey is a book that will leave a lasting impression in your mind and heart long after you are done reading. For me it was sad in the beginning because it was easily what could and does happen to so many youth. As the story progressed I could literally feel the heart wrenching experiences and feelings both Alex and Sydney were going through. This is not an easy read because it tackles the issue of teenage pregnancy, the road through repentance the social shunning that comes as a result of other people’s judgements and the anger of dreams lost. It is beautifully written and heart wrenching, so very real. I would recommend this to all teens, male and female, youth leaders and parents. I admire that the author does not skirt around the issues but meets them head on. She teaches that self-worth and confidence are at the core of the problem. I also love that she teaches there is a merciful Father in Heaven who knows us each individually and answers our prayers. Sydney took the road less traveled and she does it bravely because she knows it is right. An absolutely moving debut that I will keep and pass on.
There were several things that left me wanting as I finished…so here is my fair warning of a *spoiler alert*
*I wanted Alex to mature a little more than he did in the 40 weeks he had to think about his future and I was disappointed in the way he handled the news he was going to be a father. He seemed pretty self-centered and immature in comparison to all the progress and growth Sydney made. I also really wanted to see some closure in the confrontation between Alex’s mother and Sydney. Did he even knew that conversation took place? How did the mother handle the way things ended up? I have to admit that deep down I sad she didn’t pick Damon. Could a guy be more perfect? He was an amazing friend and so much more. As well, I think the author left the issue of Sydney’s brother deicing not to go on a mission open ended. Why did he decide not to go and where did he end up? As far as the ending… WOW …so not what I was expecting. A few more chapters may have been good to win me over. I want to see how the road new parents and teen newlyweds was a hard road. I am sure the couple faced many more challenges in their immediate future. Teens need to realize that marriage is hard work and not the end, but just the beginning. * (end of spoliers)
When I read the epilogue and realized Hope’s Journey was a story based on the author’s own experience I was amazed. I admire that she is brave enough and felt compelled to tell her own story within a fictional framework. I would recommend reading the author’s end notes, interviews and the post on the inspiration behind the story on her blog. What a gift Stephanie Worlton has left for each of us. Well done!

About the Author: Stephanie Connelley Worlton pursued a degree in Architecture before turning her creative energy towards other forms of artistic expression including writing. Through her many associations with youth, Stephanie felt prompted to channel her own experience as a teenage mother into a work that might open the eyes of understanding, break down stereotypes, cause youth to reevaluate their relationships, and ultimately provide hope for those in the trenches of an unplanned pregnancy. Aside from the busy schedule she keeps as a wife and mother of four, Stephanie enjoys interior design, gardening, carpentry, painting, and being involved with the youth of our rising generation.

Read a sample of the book at

Hope’s Journey Giveaway: As part of Hope’s Journey’s blog tour, we will be giving away an autographed copy of Hope’s Journey to one lucky winner. To enter, simply visit the author’s blog and leave a comment on the BLOG TOUR page. Plus, for a few bonus entries, “like” Hope’s Journey on Facebook or become a follower of Stephanie’s blog. It’s that easy!

Contest is limited to those within the continental US. Each person is eligible for up to three (3) entries. Contest closes at 11:59pm November 14, 2011. Winner will be selected by then notified via email and listed at on November 15, 2011.

The Last Archangel Book Giveaway

05 Sep, 2011 by in book giveaway 31 comments

The Last Archangel
by Michael D Young
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 14th 2011
by Bonneville Books
ISBN 1599558947

Xandir has been exiled to earth until the end of time. But when his cherub trainee disappears, Xandir makes a deal with rogue angels and giants that could restore life to the mortal woman he loves and end his assignment as a destroying angel in exchange for helping them bring about the end of the world and all of mankind.

About the Author: Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in German Teaching and a minor in Music. He puts his German to good use by working to build online German courses for High School students. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the hand bell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

He is the author of the novels “The Canticle Kingdom” and “The Last Archangel”. He is also the author of the inspirational pamphlet “Portrait of a Mother”. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Mindflights, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.

Fire and Ice is giving away a copy of The Last Archangel courtesy of publisher Cedar Fort. To enter to win simply comment below. Open internationally, giveaway ends October 4, 2011. Good Luck!

Count Down To Love Blog Tour

21 Jul, 2011 by in Uncategorized 2 comments

Countdown To Love
by Julie N Ford
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 14th 2011
by Bonneville Books
ISBN 1599555166

source: Tristi Pinkston Blog Tours
5 stars

Abandoned at the altar, Kelly Grace Pickens finds herself left holding not only the bouquet but also the exorbitant bill for an A-list wedding. Homeless, a once promising singing career floundering, and her life bearing an uncanny resemblance to one of her country music ballads, she reluctantly accepts a last minute offer to appear on a reality TV show akin to the bachelor. Pitted against silicon-enhanced supermodels in four-inch heals, Kelly feels confident that she will be among the first would-be fiancés to be excused. Only, when the mysterious bachelor from New York City, Dillon Black, invites her to stay, Kelly finds herself thrust into the vortex of a game she doesn’t have the first idea how to play. Nursing her hopelessly broken heart while avoiding the foils of her fellow contestants, Kelly is oblivious to Dillon’s affections as she wades through hurt and betrayal to discover, in the end, that she has landed firmly on both feet.

Leaving behind Nashville’s Music Row for the majestic Grand Teton mountains, Count Down To Love takes readers on a journey from duplicity to sincerity as Kelly discovers that being true to oneself is the first step in finding happiness and everlasting love.

What a fun summer read! Countdown to Love is one of the few books this year that I can definitely say I would pick up and read again. Fans of the movie Sweet Home Alabama and the T.V. series the Bachelor will eat this one up. Countdown to Love opens with Kelly Pickens, a sweet Southern singer on the rise to stardom abandoned at the alter. Left with no where to live and no idea where her fiance has gone, Kelly’s not quite sure what to do with her life. In sweeps Kelly’s cousin Sissy, the producer of a popular reality show who is also left in a lurch as she’s down one female contestant. While Kelly certainly isn’t looking for love herself, she has bills to pay from a wedding that never happened so she accepts a spot on the show.

There a million laugh out loud and toe curling romantic moments in Countdown to Love. Kelly must overcome her past to be able to trust again and find out who she really is, but Dillon is just the man to help her out! Readers will enjoy all the settings and vivid descriptions of American terrain the author weaves into her storyline. I’d call Countdown to Love a must have for fans of chick lit/ Christian romance. I can’t wait to read more from this author! My fingers are crossed for a follow up novel.

Content: The main man smokes and drinks. There are a few mentions of cleavage and past sexual relationships. No violence or swearing. Overall a clean read recommended for adults.

You might also like: Austenland by Shannon Hale or Previously Engaged by Elodia Strain

About the Author: Julie N. Ford has a BA in political science and a minor in English literature from San Diego State University. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Professionally, she has worked in teaching, childbirth education, and family therapy. Along with Count Down to Love, she is the author of two other women’s fiction novels due for release in 2011. Currently, she lives in Nashville with her husband, two daughters, and one very feisty fish.

In her spare time, Julie loves to ride her mountain bike, practice yoga, spend time shopping, walking and listening to music with her daughters and of course reading. Some of her favorite authors include, Daphne Du Maurier, Bronte, P.D. James, Michael Crichton, Linda Davies and Sophie Kinsella.

Where to purchase Countdown to Love

Visit the author’s website and subscribe to her blog by July 31st to be entered to win a copy of Countdown to Love. Good Luck! And thanks so much to Julie N. Ford as well as Tristi Pinkston for inviting us to be a part of the blog tour.

Book Review and Giveaway- Daughter Of Helaman

05 May, 2011 by in misty moncur, utah authors 23 comments

Daughter of Helaman
by Melissa Moncur
Paperback, 208 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2011
by Bonneville
ISBN 1599554976
5 stars

Nearly a thousand boys are camped in the training ground in Melek, and more arrive each day with their swords strapped to their backs. Some are bold, others are anxious—but all are curious. Is it true, they wonder, that young boys are really forming a militia to assist the Nephite armies?

Keturah hides her secret desire to fight in the stripling army as she watches the boys from the trees. But she believes that if God can protect a boy then He can protect a girl too, and persuades Gideon, a handsome and dark-eyed warrior, to meet her in the woods and teach her to use her weapons. Nearly betrothed to Zeke, she should hardly be spending so much time in the woods with another boy. No one will approve, especially not Zeke, but Keturah has to follow her heart.

By the time Captain Helaman takes command of the striplings, Keturah is armed, she is ready, and she is done watching from the trees.

Adventurous and romantic, the story of the pretty Ammonite girl who felt compelled to fight for the Nephite homeland, learned to follow the Spirit, and fell in love while doing it is both faith inspiring and unforgettable.

Keturah is a strong willed girl who believes she has a heart of a warrior. So when her brothers and closest friend Zeke begin training for war under the leadership of Helaman, she begins training of her own. Hiding away in the forest near the falls, she strengthens herself with a sword, an axe, the cimeter and a bow. The village would say that a young girl of the age to be betrothed has no place wielding a sword. Her mother would have her doing women’s work and staying out of harm’s way. But Keturah is determined she will soon be the only daughter of Helaman to step onto the field as a stripling warrior. She will defend her country and her kin with no regard to what others may say.

Misty Moncur takes a well known scene from the pages of scripture and infuses it with vivid color. This is a story set in the Ancient Americas but made for our time. A tale of faith and courage-of following your heart against all odds. Youth and adults will feel torn as Keturah between Zeke, her childhood friend whom she loves and Gideon, warrior of little words who would challenge Zeke’s hand. I was impressed with the way the author made the story of the armies of Helaman and made it come to life. I am holding out for a book two to answer the unresolved pieces of plot behind Keturah’s heritage, her choice in love, and the action in battle. Daughter of Helaman is a book I would recommend to all readers who enjoy ancient American history, adventure and Book Of Mormon heroes with true courage.

To learn more about the author visit her website at and be sure comment below for your chance to win your own copy of Daughter of Helaman compliments of Misty Moncur. US entries only please. Giveaway ends June 6, 2011. Head on over to Goodreads for a second shot at winning!

Book Review- Harbor’s End

01 Feb, 2011 by in Uncategorized 2 comments

Harbor’s End
by Claudia Culmone
Paperback, 163 pages
Published April 8th 2010
by Bonneville
ISBN 1599553589
4 stars

Everyone in the horse world knows Shanyn Tomilson’s name, and every young rider dreams of becoming just like her. But beneath the polish of her professional career, Shanyn is a troubled young woman with an empty and tragic past. When a health crisis threatens Shanyn’s ability to compete, she moves to a quiet coastal town, ready to accept the fact that her life is over. Instead of being her final resting place, Harbor’s End offers her a new start, and Shanyn discovers the secret to building the life she was never able to have. Harbor’s End is a vibrant story of love, life, and hope that will offer respite to all who seek it.

Shanyn Tomlinson leads the high powered life of an equestrian jumper, constantly in the ring, training and on circuits with her horse. She is driven and at the top of her game until a fall and crippling medial diagnosis take her from the media spotlight to a quiet coastal town for self-imposed retirement at the age of 22. All anyone knows about her mysterious personal life is what they read in the papers. Shanyn’s tight lipped about how she was raised without a mother or father since age 6 and the tragedy she’s endured.

Once in Harbor’s End, Oregon, she boards her prize winning stallion Magic at a local ranch owned by the Ellington family. Her days there consist of quiet private rides,then she bumps into their son Keith. Keith’s in his last year of school to become a Veterinarian. Shanyn is moved by his compassion towards abandoned and abused animals. Keith is drawn to Shanyn, sure he’s seen her some where else. She seems fragile and sad and Keith wants to win her trust in the same way he does the animals. He has so many questions…what would a girl her age be doing hidden aways from friends and family and why did she choose Harbor’s End?

While it took me a few chapters to catch on to Claudia’s writing and technical horse terms, once I did, I truly enjoyed Harbor’s End. Keith is a sensitive caring friend to Shanyn and he puts her needs before his own. Shanyn has a lot of self-discovery and soul searching to do. She is forced to face her fears, she finds peace in a new path of life. I wish there had been more of a resolution or foreshadowing to the future of Keith and Shanyn’s relationship. Or at least the promise of a sequel. I want to know what happens next!

The overall themes are forgiveness, faith, perseverance and friendship. Harbor’s End is hopeful and optimistic. Claudia Culmone teaches that each person has an important role to fulfill and a place in destiny. It is a short, clean read I would recommend to all. Thanks to the author for sending me an advanced reading copy. Purchase the book and learn more about the author here.

Growing Up Gracie by Maggie Fechner

23 Nov, 2010 by in maggie fechner 1 comment

ISBN 9781599554532
Published by Cedar Fort, Inc.
November 11, 2011
4 stars

As the fifth of six kids, it’s sometimes hard for Gracie Fremont to see what makes her special. But with the help of friends, family, and her faith, Gracie discovers that even the most ordinary girl can do extraordinary things. Told with sweetness, humor, and heart, this unique coming-of-age story will resonate with readers of all ages.

My first impression when I got this book in the mail was that this is my kind of cover! I LOVE it, as a sucker for photography of old trucks and vignetted edges. Plus the image fits perfectly with the story. I think this is one of the best covers I have ever seen from Cedar Fort’s design team. Major score for author Maggie Fechner!

There is a warm comfort that comes from reading Growing Up Gracie, the memoir of one teen and her two best friends growing up in Cody, Wyoming. Gracie feels ordinary and sometimes lost in her family dynamic. But her conviction to follow her instinct and do what feels right leads her life in many surprising directions. She, like all of us, has unique talents and an influence on others that only she can make. Discovering it for herself takes some time. The book pace is slow moving, much like life in a small town, but I stayed engaged until the very last page. Each chapter is a glimpse at Gracie as she matures from grade school to becoming a mother herself. It’s a coming of age tale of an American family and the bonds of friendship.

Maggie Fechner addresses with candor and grace the growing pains of teenage pregnancy, adoption, finding a testimony, making your place in the world and receiving personal answers to prayer. She weaves in a small town romance with its roots in friendship and faith. I am looking forward to reading more from Maggie as this is book is just the beginning and a first installment in a new Fremont Family series.

Here’s a sneak peek excerpt from the book taken from the author’s website

“Burnt sienna, auburn or even ginger colored hair was what Gracie Fremont longed for as her bony fingers held waxy crayons next to her long locks one by one. But if the timid, skinny five-year-old were honest with herself, the closest match was brown. Plain old brown. And that brown crayon defined Gracie Fremont’s life: Average. Nothing difficult or unusual or even interesting ever happened to this little girl sandwiched in an LDS family of eight {six}. But growing up in rural Cody, Wyoming, Gracie learns that lasting friendships, hidden talents and developing a testimony of her own are some of life’s most precious gifts. And finding true love is a fantastic bonus.”

To learn more visit Maggie’s website at (as an added bonus; you’ll love her playlist!)

Luck of The Draw by Rachael Renee Anderson

05 Oct, 2010 by in book review, rachael renee anderson, utah authors 4 comments

Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 8th 2010
by Bonneville
5 stars

Four weeks. Three roommates. Two dates each. Brighton Andrews has never had a problem getting a girl to go out with him. So when his friends dare him to ask out three roommates at the same time, he figures this will be the easiest bet he’ll ever win–even with the added clause that the girls can’t find out they’re all dating the same guy. And with a whole month free from laundry at stake, who could resist? Of course, that’s before he meets the girls. Rachael Renee Anderson’s charming Luck of the Draw puts a hilarious twist on a modern-day love story. Fast-paced, witty, and full of fun, the odds are stacked that this is one book you won’t be able to put down.

The first thing I love about Luck of the Draw is the cover. It reminds me of modern day, modest Charlie’s Angels. The second thing I love is the author. I stopped by her table at authorpalooza two weeks ago but didn’t have much time to chat. So, I was thrilled when she and her publicist sent me a copy of her book for review. Since finishing the book I have found out what an amazing person Rachael is. She’s down to earth, humble, and kind.

I turned the last page on Luck of The Draw three days ago and still have not been able to enjoy anything else I’ve picked up quite as much. It has an underlying message and good feeling that will slowly seep in and wrap around you as you read. The plot starts out light and funny as a bet is made that involves laundry and girls. Brighton Andrews has his hands full trying to ask three girls out at the same time without them finding out they are dating the same person. His life gets even more complicated (and hilarious) when he accidentally plows Dani, one of the roommates, into the snow and finds out how feisty and stubborn a woman can be. The bet may not be as easy to win as everything else for Brighton…but he is bound and determined to win.

The plot to Luck of The Draw has lots of surprises, fun dialogue and lessons of life. What impacted me the most was seeing how Dani sticks to her guns and lives as she believes best in spite of her superficial parents. I also enjoyed how Brighton matures and changes after his laundry bet goes awry. Both main characters most learn to trust in something outside of themselves and follow their dreams wherever they may lead.

Rachael Renee Anderson has created a parable for our time and a fun read that will take you back to your college days. The characters will melt your heart and the message will bring you to tears. Five stars and a thank you for a squeaky clean read. This is one I will pass on to my daughters. I ordered her other book Divinely Designed and am excited to read more from Rachael.

Enter to win a copy of Luck of The Draw on Goodreads here read an excerpt from the book here and visit Rachael Renee Anderson’s site here.