A Reason To Stay by Kellie Coates Gilbert 

  

Back of book: 

As the host of her own television news show, Faith Marin works to expose the truth for her viewers. But in her personal life, she’s anchored her world with firm boundaries in order to hide a family history she’d like to forget. Her pro bass fisherman husband Geary’s life is an open book, and unfortunately his busybody family doesn’t know the meaning of boundaries. Deception and crippling differences soon derail their tender relationship, leading Faith to believe her only option is to end the marriage. But while divorce papers sit on her desk waiting to be signed, tragedy strikes and her heartrending decision is interrupted. With her life in the balance, Faith finds that the one she has been shutting out may be the very one she cannot bear to lose.
Kellie Coates Gilbert takes readers on an emotional roller coaster as she weaves themes of unexpected trial, self-discovery, and forgiveness in this profoundly honest portrait of the tensions that can break a marriage–and the ultimate healing power of love.

4/5 stars  

My review: 

There’s no need to fix something that isn’t broken.”
That’s the very first line in this book. 
“Sometimes broken things get fixed.”
That’s the very last line in this book. 
A Reason To Stay is a story of love, hope, trial, & faith. Faith Marin has a troubled childhood, a very successful career, and a broken marriage. She is completely broken, and despite the fact that she desperately wants to be cherished, she is scared to allow someone in that deep. This is such a powerful story of how God can fix any broken thing. The author uses her amazing writing to captivate the reader with every single word. An honest and true story of a broken women’s life & how love transformed it. 
Let me just talk about the main make character, Geary Marin. He is so incredible! The way he loves faith & shows his love to her, really reminds me of how God loves us. The author created such a perfect husband for this story! Such an emotional story! 

I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 🙂

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Stronger By Your Side by A. Hart

You can purchase Stronger By Your Side here!
Don’t forget to read the first book in the Great Love Series!! 

  

Back of book: 


Megan Maxwell is left pregnant, widowed and alone. Her late husband’s best friends step up to the plate to help take care of her and her baby girl. Year’s later Megan ventures back to her husband’s home town in search for a little piece of him. Instead of finding a part of him in the small town, Megan finds a part of her that she never thought she would have to face again. In a twist of events Megan is face to face with both her past and future. She is forced to look deep inside of herself for strength and maybe, just maybe, she can be strong enough to let herself love again. 

Fire fighter Sawyer Prescott has spent the last eight years working around the clock so that he had no time to think. Time to think would mean time to remember and he doesn’t want to remember . Not his parents dying or the only girl he ever loved leaving him unexpectedly. Suddenly he comes face to face with the very reason why he worked the time away, and is forced to decide what to do next. Scared to lose the one that got away again, Sawyer must devise a good plan to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself. When the past comes between them…can they have a future? 

Stronger By Your Side is a heart-thumping, page-turning, romance that is riddled with questions about love, loss, hope and fate.







5/5 stars 

My review: 

May contain spoilers if you haven’t read the first book… You totally will not regret reading it! 😉

This book could not have been more perfect. An amazing addition to this wonderful series. This book takes off from Megan’s, the wife of Charles Maxwell, point of view. She has a young daughter and she is trying to raise her as a single mother. Megan moves back to Charles’s hometown to be with his friends & family. I loved that we got to see how Cal & Emerson were doing, yet still got to see Megan’s side of the story. 
As in the first book, Amanda’s writing was nothing short of amazing. She writes with such a passion, she makes you feel like you are right there with each of the characters! Besides her writing, she crafted another beautiful story of love & hope. And it was filled with romance & secrets & omg I’m getting all the feels just thinking about it! The book ended so much differently then I expected, and I love how she held me to the very end. Such a wonderful novel of true love and true friendships! Every person who loves a good story will enjoy this book!