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My MusingsI enjoyed most of the stories and have downloaded Muffins and Moonbeams I really enjoyed the Baxter family and look forward to reading it.Happy reading Springs Blessing Seasons of Faith by Mary Jane HathawayWhat happens when you add a big city woman new to a small town, a widowed man, an adorably precocious child, and a mischievous rabbit Spring Blessings, a sweet and heartwarming romance I instantly liked Nico He s a bit shy and quiet and an all around great guy I really admired Charlotte s determination This was the first time I ve read anything by Mary Jane Hathaway, but won t be the last Loved this Loaves and Wishes A Baxter Family Springs Blessing Seasons of Faith by Mary Jane HathawayWhat happens when you add a big city woman new to a small town, a widowed man, an adorably precocious child, and a mischievous rabbit Spring Blessings, a sweet and heartwarming romance I instantly liked Nico He s a bit shy and quiet and an all around great guy I really admired Charlotte s determination This was the first time I ve read anything by Mary Jane Hathaway, but won t be the last Loved this Loaves and Wishes A Baxter Family Bakery Romance by Elizabeth MaddreyWhen Ruth inherits a BB from her best friend, she can t help but be drawn to the farmer across the street, Corban This was a great story with a really cute romance I m very much looking forward to reading the Baxter brothers stories especially Malachi s.Sheltered Hearts Romance from the Heart by Lee Tobin McClainWhen a snowstorm shuts down all the roads, Alex and Patricia become stranded at his family Mexican restaurant El Corazon where they discover not everything is as it appears I loved this first story of Lee Tobin McClain s that I read It was a very sweet romance and I can t wait to readabout the Quintana family and visit El Corazon again.Sow in Love A Garden Grown Romance by Valerie ComerA real estate consultant clashes with the grandson of the owner of the latest property she s in charge of Both Grady and Joanna have trust issues, having been hurt badly by people they thought loved them I liked watching them grow and learn to trust one another This was another great one from Comer and I can t wait to see what she has in store for this series.The Scent of Romance Legacy of the Heart by Danica FavoriteCaroline s parent s, aunts, and uncles plan to sell the family farm for millions and turn it into a resort community with the help of a big time lawyer She s furious and vows to not let that happen This was a fantastic story, maybe my favorite in this collection Gram was my fave character Her spunky and feisty nature reminded me a little of my own grandma This was the first time I ve read anything by Danica Favorite and I completely loved it I m really looking forward to reading the rest of the Legacy of the Heart series A Romance Rekindled A Homegrown Love Story by Annalisa DaughetyBack in Arcadia Valley after eleven years and overseeing the renovations of her childhood home and her dad s office at the farmer s market, Kate is constantly finding herself in the company of Drew, her former flame This was a great story about second chances It had a bit of a somber beginning, but that didn t dampen my enjoyment one bit I ve read a couple of Daughety s past books and this one is just as good as those Can t wait for the rest of this series I m so excited about Arcadia Valley What a fantastic concept for a series Due to my allergies and chemical sensitivities, over the past few years I ve become very passionate about eating organic and living a healthier life in general So when I heard about this series, I was thrilled I love the town of Arcadia Valley and the closeness of the community how everyone supports everyone else and the passion for supporting local farmers, sustainable living, etc It s a town I wish were real because I d love to call it home There s a quote in A Romance Rekindled, Know your farmer, know your food, that I think exemplifies a big part of this series and my mindset, as well I also really liked that there was a strong focus on God in each novella All six of the stories in this collection were excellent and I can t wait to read the full length ones that go along with them Highly recommend This took me a long while to read, but it was a lot of fun traveling to the Idaho countryside and reading these stories which had family, food, and faith threaded throughout I pre ordered this collection last year, and at 0.99 it was definitely a steal I don t think I had heard of any of these authors, except for Mary Jane Hathaway, who is an auto buy author for me Her novella, Spring s Blessing, is the first in this book I will continue reading her series Seasons of Faith even though This took me a long while to read, but it was a lot of fun traveling to the Idaho countryside and reading these stories which had family, food, and faith threaded throughout I pre ordered this collection last year, and at 0.99 it was definitely a steal I don t think I had heard of any of these authors, except for Mary Jane Hathaway, who is an auto buy author for me Her novella, Spring s Blessing, is the first in this book I will continue reading her series Seasons of Faith even though I don t think her offering is as strong as other things I ve read by her This story wouldn t be the only one in this set to include what I thought was a quick proposal But, I guess if you re writing a short story, you want to rush things along and include everything Loaves and Wishes was next and I LOVED it My first foray into Elizabeth Maddrey s world I will definitely continue to read her Baxter Family Bakery series.Third came Sheltered Hearts I just thought it was okay, but I loved the references to Mexican foodWill you give us a chance Are you sure I m a mess I m sureSow in Love was pretty good I liked Grady being all protective over Joanna, but I thought flowers to cover every space in her apartment was a bit much The Scent of Romance was also a solid offering The grandmas in this novella were pretty hilarious I think this book would have been better, however, if there had been scenes with Hayden learning to help out around the farm I liked how reconciling with parents was such a strong theme and it wasn t the only novella to include that storyline After six weeks, the two main characters Hayden and Caroline were already talking about marriage kids I thought that that was a little soon, but you probably do want to know as soon as possible if you and your significant other are on the same page as far as having children is concerned I didn t really care for Caroline one way or the other I found her to be a little bossy and dominant A Romance Rekindled was another hidden gem I want to read the next one where animal lover Riley takes center stage Kate was great, and it was fun peeking over her shoulder as she read letters from her dad, who passes away at the beginning of the story Forgiveness is a strong thread in this story, as well, and Kate learns to reconcile with her ex fiance I loved how she fosters a senior dog, Sam, and gives him a second home All in all, a pretty decent collection of stories about grace, forgiveness, and the importance of family I m glad I discovered some new authors For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29 11, NIV Quick disclaimer I didn t read all the books in this bundle, just Loaves and Wishes by Elizabeth Maddrey, which I found quite enjoyable This prequel set is a collaboration between 6 best selling inspirational romance writers who share a common setting Arcadia Valley, Idaho and intertwine stories of love, family, and faith into a wonderful expansive series of novels.I ve read all of Maddrey s stories set in Arcadia Valley another disclaimer, she s my niece The trilogy is the Baxter Fam Quick disclaimer I didn t read all the books in this bundle, just Loaves and Wishes by Elizabeth Maddrey, which I found quite enjoyable This prequel set is a collaboration between 6 best selling inspirational romance writers who share a common setting Arcadia Valley, Idaho and intertwine stories of love, family, and faith into a wonderful expansive series of novels.I ve read all of Maddrey s stories set in Arcadia Valley another disclaimer, she s my niece The trilogy is the Baxter Family series Muffins Moonbeams, Cookies Candlelight, and Donuts Daydreams As one might surmise from the titles, these novels are set in a bakery and involve some good food, conversation, topics of faith, friendship, mishap, and forgiveness Recommended for those who enjoy light, clean romance Romance Grows In Arcadia Valley by various is a wonderful set of six books, all set in the fictional Arcadia Valley They all have similar themes including subsistence farming and preserving the earth s resources for subsequent generations by shopping locally and buying or producing things locally The stories all have a wonderful, warm community feel to them with likable and realistic characters who are easy to empathise with.I loved how the stories reference characters and places in the other Romance Grows In Arcadia Valley by various is a wonderful set of six books, all set in the fictional Arcadia Valley They all have similar themes including subsistence farming and preserving the earth s resources for subsequent generations by shopping locally and buying or producing things locally The stories all have a wonderful, warm community feel to them with likable and realistic characters who are easy to empathise with.I loved how the stories reference characters and places in the other novels which adds to the feeling of familiarity All the authors write delightful stories that will warm your heart.Spring s Blessing by Mary Jane Hathaway is a delightful contemporary Christian romance It has a wonderful feeling of community, showing what happens when people live out their faith It also explores subsistence farming within a town, as they plant not only with care but with love.The story explores dreams and disappointments, family and the faithfulness of God The characters are delightful and I particularly loved seven year old Elena.Mary Jane Hathaway included references to other works of literature Harvey, Narnia, Peter Rabbit and manyI recognised all the books mentioned and found myself transported back to childhood memories.Spring s Blessing was a wonderful read and I cannot wait for the subsequent novels.Loaves And Wishes by Elizabeth Maddrey is a wonderful, warm, feel good contemporary Christian romance It explores love and life, jealousy and hard feelings, friendship and the faithfulness of God The characters are all well rounded It was so easy to empathise with Ruth who loved baking She put her heart and soul into all her creations Ruth s best friend was Naomi, and this reminds the reader of the Bible story of Ruth and Naomi and the Bible passage where you go, I ll go Their friendship bond was unbreakable Farmer Corban reminded me of Boaz in the book of Ruth as he ploughed his field, I remembered God telling Boaz to leave the edges of the field for the poor.Yet again there was a wonderful feeling of community as the townspeople pulled together to help each other.The novella also dealt with the theme of loss It showed how characters wanted to preserve and honour their loved ones memories They were good stewards of their inheritance.A delightful tale and I cannot wait for the next three books in the series I love all Elizabeth Maddrey s writings.Sheltered Hearts by Lee Tobin McClean is another wonderful read The story focuses on the main theme of identity who we are and whose we are Too often we let ourselves be defined by others, when really our identity is all about who we are in God It doesn t matter what men think of me, it matters what God thinks of me Appearances are another theme The reader is reminded that God looks at our inward appearance which is of utmost importance We are never to listen to the lies that we and others tell ourselves that we are too fat thin ugly unlovable We are to listen to God s truths we are loved by Him and we are beautiful.The story shows the importance of family and the gift of hospitality.I really enjoyed Sheltered Hearts It was a wonderful read that spoke to my heart.Sow In Love by Valerie Comer is yet another delightful tale in this set The story revolves around Ecclesiastes a time to sow and Solomon s love poetry in Song Of Songs The theme of sowing is both literal and spiritually We sow God s seeds of love wherever we go Sometimes we see the harvest, sometimes we don t Sometimes the harvest happens quickly, sometimes it doesn t It takes a lifetime of being connected to the vine, to bloom as God intends us to.This all links to the themes of faith and trust in God We need to trust His plans for our lives.The theme of confidence is also present We need to grow and blossom under God s watchful eye and believe His truths and not what the world tells us.There is the whole idea of subsistence farming and a wonderful community feel to the whole novel A community that works together can achieve so muchthan lone individuals Having a generous heart for others is what God desires This is lived out in the novel.A wonderful tale.The Scent Of Romance by Danica Favourite is another delightful offering The story focuses on love, families and a search for a father s love Our earthly fathers are far from perfect but we have a heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally Love isn t something you have to earn The tale shows the importance of living well and preserving our earth s resources for subsequent generations We are stewards of our bodies and need to take care of ourselves and not eat junk.The bond of families is shown Sometimes families become fractured It is never too late to build bridges and restore relationships.A perfect afternoon s read.A Romance Rekindled by Annalisa Daughety completes the set of books and is another delightful story Its themes include new beginnings and second chances, love, restoration and families Once again there is the emphasis on subsistence farming and producing and buying locally.There are a lot of building projects and restoration The buildings can be used as a metaphor for our lives God can restore and rebuild that which was broken.A wonderful story to conclude the set.Life in the fictional Arcadia Valley will continue each author is writing threebooks, to be released roughly six months apart I cannot wait to catch up with all the residents of Arcadia Valley once.I received this book for free A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own FREE ontoday 12 11 2017 Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley is comprised of 6 different authors all taking place in Arcadia Valley, a place that thrives on sustainable living and organic foods Spring s Blessings Seasons of Faith by Mary Jane Hathaway Charlotte was a big city girl tired of the rat race so she moved to Arcadia Valley to prove she could do what she d always wanted.live in a small town and have a simple life With help from her neighbors, single father, Nico and his daughter Elena, she comes to find out Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley is comprised of 6 different authors all taking place in Arcadia Valley, a place that thrives on sustainable living and organic foods Spring s Blessings Seasons of Faith by Mary Jane Hathaway Charlotte was a big city girl tired of the rat race so she moved to Arcadia Valley to prove she could do what she d always wanted.live in a small town and have a simple life With help from her neighbors, single father, Nico and his daughter Elena, she comes to find out what friendship in a small town is all about I loved this story and plan on checking outfrom Mary Jane Hathaway Loaves and Wishes A Baxter Family Bakery Romance by Elizabeth Maddrey Ruth inherited a BB from her best friend Naomi She s determined to make a success of it Corbin, the farmer across the road, makes sure he s available if Ruth needs help with anything at all His mother started the BB years ago before selling Ruth s 3 brothers move from DC to help her and aren t sure exactly what the farmers intentions are toward their sister Could they all work together in this small town to provide a wonderful life for them all Only time will tell.Sheltered Hearts Romance from the Heart by Lee Tobin McClain A spring snow storm hit Arcadia Valley and left Patricia stranded when her car slid off the road She and her dog, Bear, walked to the nearest place for help Alex had volunteered to close his family restaurant so his sister could make it home before the storm hit Both a little leery of the other, Patricia and Alex forge a bond while trapped in the restaurant This was a sweet story I enjoyed and can t wait to read Secrets of the Heart that will continue the story of the struggling family restaurant, El Corazon Sow in Love A Garden Grown Romance by Valerie Comer Joanna Kraus moved to Arcadia Valley to help her brother care for his twin boys The church hired her to help with a living trust Mr Akers had established that his grandson, Grady was overseeing Grady and Joanna didn t exactly see eye to eye at first due to having trust issues from previous relationships Will being forced to work together on this project help bring them together or just causeheartache for both The Scent of Romance Legacy of the Heart by Danica Favorite When Gram breaks a leg, the children step in, planning to sell the farm and put her in an assisted living home The grandchildren living with Gram will fight to the bitter end to make sure the farm stays in the family for future generations This was a great story of unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance I can t even express how much I enjoyed Gram s antics A Romance Rekindled A Homegrown Love Story by Annalisa Daughety When Kate comes home to be by her dying fathers side after leaving Arcadia Valley 11 years ago, the last thing she expects is to be thrown together with her former fianc to fulfill her dad s last wishes Will the two of them be able to work together or has too much happened for them to even consider a second chance This is one of my favorites.I highly recommend everyone read this wonderful book of novella s and I can t wait to get started on the books that go with them This was a great series of novellas I was kind of hoping that the stories would intertwine a little bitbut I guess each author has plans of sharing their secondary characters stories through their own books and that is why it felt like we were reading pockets of people from the same little town instead of an interwoven set of characters It took me a long time to finish the book because, somehow the stories didn t really grab me until the third story and then after that, the 4th and 5th This was a great series of novellas I was kind of hoping that the stories would intertwine a little bitbut I guess each author has plans of sharing their secondary characters stories through their own books and that is why it felt like we were reading pockets of people from the same little town instead of an interwoven set of characters It took me a long time to finish the book because, somehow the stories didn t really grab me until the third story and then after that, the 4th and 5th one was a bit lukewarm again The 6th was good I always love story lines with second chances in it My favorite one was Patricia and Alex I liked the setting of them getting stuck in a restaurant for most of their getting to know you time period because of a snow storm I rather like the idea of two people who are made for each other find one another through a vacuum experience That was pretty cool Over all these novellas were cute and it would definitely want you to readabout the other characters that were introduced within each story line {READ E-PUB} ⛅ Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley ⚢ Join us in the fictional town of Arcadia Valley, Idaho, where a foodie culture and romance grow hand in hand Six popular and bestselling authors of contemporary Christian romance have teamed up to create an entire world exploring food, friends, and family This is not your usual collection of novellas Each one is set in Arcadia Valley Each kicks off a three book series, intertwined with the works of the other authors This permanent collection is only the beginning of your adventure with us Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley includes Spring s Blessing Seasons of Faith by Mary Jane Hathaway Life gets complicated for Charlotte MacGregor when a motherless child and a handsome widower encroach on her carefully laid plans Will she keep her heart above the fray, or take a leap of faith Loaves and Wishes A Baxter Family Bakery Romance by Elizabeth Maddrey Inheriting her friend s Bed and Breakfast in Idaho is a second chance to succeed, but falling for the farmer next door wasn t in the plan Sheltered Hearts Romance from the Heart by Lee Tobin McClain A curvy jilted bride gets stranded in a snowstorm with a handsome restaurant cook who s not what he seems to be Sow in Love A Garden Grown Romance by Valerie Comer A real estate consultant s ideas for fulfilling a living trust are shot down by the elderly greenhouse owner s grandson, but some of the arrows piercing her heart come directly from Cupid s bow The Scent of Romance Legacy of the Heart by Danica Favorite A high powered lawyer must convince a woman determined to protect her family s legacy to sell the family farm to his father s development company, but finds his heart leading him away from everything he s spent his life trying to accomplish A Romance Rekindled A Homegrown Love Story by Annalisa Daughety When former engaged couple, Kate and Drew, find themselves thrown together after than a decade apart, neither of them are thrilled about it Can they let go of the past and consider a future together Get your copy of Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley today and join us at ArcadiaValleyRomance to keep up with all the latest Spring s Blessing 4 5 Loaves and Wishes 4 5 Sheltered Hearts 3 5 Sow in Love 3.5 5 The Scent of Romance 3 5 A Romance Rekindled 2.75 5 Overall thoughts this was a really solid collection if you enjoy Christian romance as a genre All of the stories were really enjoyable if a little rushed the pitfall of a romance relationship based novella and I think most of these authors did the best they could with the format and sweet Inevitably I enjoyed somethan others, b Spring s Blessing 4 5 Loaves and Wishes 4 5 Sheltered Hearts 3 5 Sow in Love 3.5 5 The Scent of Romance 3 5 A Romance Rekindled 2.75 5 Overall thoughts this was a really solid collection if you enjoy Christian romance as a genre All of the stories were really enjoyable if a little rushed the pitfall of a romance relationship based novella and I think most of these authors did the best they could with the format and sweet Inevitably I enjoyed somethan others, but I will be looking out for further novels in the series by authors whose entries I enjoyed the most The particular surprise for me was Mary Jane Hathaway I ve read one of her books previously and did not enjoy it at all, but this has definitely convinced me to give her another go