Friday, 30 November 2018

{ Intimidating TBR Tag // Victoria's Book Nook }

Hey guys! I'm double posting this Friday with a super fun tag, The Intimidating To Be Read tag! *GASP!*
ABOUT MY TBR
Amount: 33 books.
Mostly: Historical Romance.
Since: 2016
Will Finish By: March 2019.

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Now that your aquainted with my TBR pile, let's get onto the tag!!

1 // A book on your TBR pile that you haven't finished
For me, that would be A Measure Of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling, which I put down so I could read a review book but I am planning on fishing that one and the trilogy next month hopefully. I also didn't finish Reckless Heart by Amy Clipston, I just really disliked it and I don't think I'll keep it.
      





2 // A book you just haven't had the time to read for
The Sound Of Distant Thunder by Jan Drexler. I've heard many, many good things about this one but i haven't had a chance to pick it up yet.

3 // A book you haven't read because it's a sequel.
I think I actually have two for this one, Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart which I heard you can read as a standalone! 



4 // A book you haven't read because it's brand new.
Hmm. I VERY rarely buy new books but Sins Of The Past by Dee Henderson, Lynette Eason and Dani Pettrey is brand new because It hasn't been read yet and I've never read any of the others before! It looks really intriguing though.

5 // A book by and author you read previously but didn't really like.
Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I'm not really excited about this one but it looks okay. I didn't *love* Suzanne's other books that I've read.

6 // A book on your TBR pile that your just not in the mood to read.
Definitely all those Fantasy ones such as the Narnia series, Kings Folly by Jill Williamson, The Edge Of Over There, and a Regency one by Melanie Dickerson, A Viscounts Proposal. I REALLY have to be in the mood for a regency, fantasy or dystopian book.


7 // A book on your TBR pile that you haven't read because it's enormous.
Kings Folly by Jill Williamson. I literally thought it was a collection when it got it, its like 600 pages!! I'm waiting fro Christmas Break to buckle down and power through it!

8. A book on your TBR you bought because of the cover
Dear Mr Knightley by Katherine Reay. I heard it was amazing but the cover really drew me in, its SO gorgeous!!

9. The book on your TBR you find the most intimidating 
OOH. In The Shadow Of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse. I heard it was both really good and awful so I'm really excited to see how it is!


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Thanks for reading!! I'm not tagging anyone, but if you want to do this, I'd love to read your answers!!




[ Dreams and Devotion by Sarah Holman Book Review // Victoria's Book Nook ]

This book really surprised me!! I read a preview of it wayyyyyy back in December of 2017 and I really wanted to read the rest but I couldn't bring myself to buy the Kindle book, sooo, when I say Maddy and Stella's new program with Indie Authors, I was SUPER excited and requested this one!
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Dara and Dresden's story was super sweet and enjoyable. I loved Dresden character desire to become a monk, I thought it was original and interesting. 

Dara was such a fabulous character!! I loved that she was very passionate about caring for her family and her friends. I also really liked how she didn't end up with Geoffrey! I thought it was very realistic and made me enjoy the story even more.
I was also very mad that Luke left! I hated him after that. xDD 
The overall story was super amazing and I really loved it! it was the perfect length, and I thought it was the perfect e-book! 
"I received a complimentary copy of this book from Stellae Books. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions."







Friday, 23 November 2018

[ HUGE Black Friday Book Sale + Giveaway!! // Victoria's Book Nook ]

Hey guys!!
Just popping in here today to say there is a HUGE, I mean H U G E Indie Book Black Friday sale going on this weekend and you will not want to miss out on this! there is over 150 titles on sale for SUPER cheap!! There's also a giveaway so keep reading for more information!

First of all, to see all of these books on sale, head over to  https://perrykirkpatrick.com/sale/ 


GIVEEEAWWAYYY TIME.

2nd Place Winner Receives.....

Gather Round the Fables by Erika Matthews
The Case of the Tabloid Tattler by Perry Kirkpatrick AudioBook
The Twelve Cats of Christmas by Perry Kirkpatrick Audiobook
Coffee Shop Christmas Ebook by Ryana Lynn Miller
The Land of Cotton ebook by Ryana Lynn Miller
Entertaining Angels, Entertaining Angels Book 1 by Emerald Barnes
Secret’s Kept by Jennette Mbewe
The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doue
Beyond Broken Pencils by Julie C. Gilbert
Ashlynn's Dreams by Julie C. Gilbert
Soldier On by Vanessa Rasanen
Burning Rose by Hope Ann
Iced and Nailed by Avery Daniels
Imani Earns Her Cape by Bokerah Brumley
October by J. Grace Pennington
Disowned by Sarah Addison Fox
My Compass Home by Michaela Bush
Summer Shadows and Necessary Evil by Killarney Traynor

Grand Prize Winner Receives......
Mythical Doorways by Jenelle Schmidt
Faith is the Victory by Faith Blum
Kiera by Kate Willis
Because Anonymous Diana L. Sharples
After: Book One in The Neverway Chronicles by Savannah Jezowski
Specter: Book Two in The Neverway Chronicles by Savannah Jezowski
Leandra’s Enchanted Flute by Katy Huth Jones
Eagle Eyes by Tammy Lash
London in the Dark by Victoria Lynn   
When Beauty Blooms by Victoria Lynn
Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset by Sarah Ashwood
Iced and Nailed by Avery Daniels
There Was Always Laughter in Our House by Sarah Holman
Bridgers: A Parable (paperback) by Angie Thompson
Love Blind (paperback) by Angie Thompson
Code by Angie Thompson
Christmas Eve at the Backdoor by Rebekah Morris
The Seven Drawers by Kendra E. Ardnek
He's Making Diamonds: A Teen's Thoughts on Faith Through Chronic Illness by Sara Willoughby

SO, go enter right here!!
https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a44877ea11/?

And go stock up your Kindle with all these amazing books for such great deals!!




Friday, 16 November 2018

[ The Huntress Of Thornbeck Forest Book Review // Victoria's Book Nook ]

Yep. Finallyyyyyy read it.
I bought this last December, for a few dollars at a used bookstore and had to plans to read it....eventually.
A few days ago I finally picked this up and thought it was about time I would read it. I had VERY low expectations since I listened to the first two hours and really didn't enjoy it, *glares at the terrible narrator* BUT when I finally closed the last page, I sighed. It turned out to be one of my favorite Melanie Dickerson books. Ever.



W H A T    I    L O V E D.
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// Odette. AHHHHH. She was such a great character! I really loved that she had her faults, as well as her good points. Her personality was so unique and her desire to feed the poor was so sweet. 

// Jorgen. I wasn't sure I would like him at first but his motives for capturing the poacher were understandable and make the story intriguing. 

// There was a slight romance between Jorgen and Odette, but it didn't take away from the plot at all. 

// Saving Kathryn from Agnes. I thought this really contributed to the plot, and it was just such a great part in the story.

// How Rutger had his faults as well as his good points. I never really see that in Christian Fiction books, but this was just so great to see a good character have his faults. 

W H A T   I   D I S L I K E D
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There was VERY little I disliked and most of these are minor.
// The kissing. It wasn't detailed but Odette and Jorgen did kiss a few times when they weren't even sure they were going to get married. One kiss was veryyyy disgusting and I had to hold back a gag.... "Jorgen kissed her like a man dying of water..." SERIOUSLY. That is so disgusting!!

// I found some parts slightly cheesy. I literally rolled my eyes. I can't even imagine some people saying that allowed. Some sentences were phrases really weirdly.


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Overall, this was such an amazing story. I can't believe I hadn't picked it up before now!! I highly recommend it, even If your not much of a fairy tale or medieval person. I remember really disliking fairy tales or medieval things until I read Lisa T. Bergren and Melanie Dickerson. AHHHH.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

[ A Few 2019 Releases // Victoria's Book Nook ]




Hey guys! Today, I thought I would share a few anticipated releases for 2019!! You'll probably need to except a part two later this month or in December!! So many gorgeous releases!! Here are a few of my most anticipated releases!
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Yours Truly Thomas // Rachel Fordham 
As y'all know, I simply ADORED Rachel Fordham's debut novel, The Hope Of Azure Springs, and when I found about Your's Truly Thomas!
Release date: July 2nd 2019
Synopsis: 
"A young woman working at the Dead Letter Office in 1883 opens a series of heartbreaking love letters. She's determined to find their rightful owner and make things right. But a trip to Azure Springs, Iowa, may provide love and healing for more than just the letter writer."

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The Sky Above Us //Sarah Sundin 
The Sea Before Us was absolutely amazing so yes, I legit screamed when I saw the sequel cover and synopsis! 
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Synopsis
"Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.
Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement.
Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near. And secrets can't stay buried forever.


Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life."



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 The Warrior Maiden // Melanie Dickerson
AHHHHH! I love Melanie Dickerson and her Hagenheim series SO MUCH and Mulan is such a great fairy tale. ;D
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Synopsis: 
Mulan isn’t afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father’s soldier duties in war. But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret?
Mulan is trying to resign herself to marrying the village butcher for the good of her family, but her adventurous spirit just can’t stand the thought. At the last minute, she pretends to be the son her father never had, assumes his duties as a soldier, and rides off to join the fight to protect the castle of her liege lord’s ally from the besieging Teutonic Knights.
Wolfgang and his brother Steffan leave Hagenheim with several other soldiers to help their father’s ally in Poland. When they arrive, Wolfgang is exasperated by the young soldier Mikolai who seems to either always be one step away from disaster . . . or showing Wolfgang up in embarrassing ways.
When Wolfgang discovers his former rival and reluctant friend Mikolai is actually a girl, he is determined to protect her. But battle is a dangerous place where anything can happen—and usually does.

When Mulan receives word that her mother has been accused of practicing witchcraft through her healing herbs and skills, Mulan’s only thought is of defending her. Will she be able to trust Wolfgang to help? Or will sacrificing her own life be the only way to save her mother?



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Far Side of The Sea // Kate Breslin

I just recently read Not By Sight and loved it, so I am eagerly anticipating this one!! The cover is also just...*sighhh*
Release Date: March 5th, 2019
Synopsis:
In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life--a woman he believed to be dead. Traveling to France to answer her urgent summons, he desperately hopes this mission will ease his guilt and restore the courage he lost on the battlefield.
Colin is stunned, however, to discover the message came from Jewel's half sister, Johanna. Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence, found Jewel's diary and believes her sister is alive in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust begins to grow between them.

When their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot, danger and deception turn their search for answers into a battle for their lives.


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One Thing I Know // Kara Isaac 
One thing that I, MYSELF, know abiut Kara's books are AHHHMAZINGGG. I'm currently reading Then There Was You, and AH <3333
Release Date: February 12th 2019
Synopsis:

A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…
Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Afraid of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but to keep up the charade or lose the big money required to care for her father.
Lucas Grant is a star of late night radio and set on achieving his dream of syndication. When a big-time producer calls, it looks like his hard work is about to pay off. But the offer comes with a catch—the producer is convinced Dr. Donna is not what she seems and he wants Lucas to discover her secret. To do that, he needs to win over her tight-lipped assistant who holds the key to his success and—he begins to suspect—his heart. Can love find a way through the lies that force them apart?



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Its 10 o'clock guys, and I feel DEAD, so sorry about the short late post! Anyways, Comment below what you most anticipated release of 2019 is!