Litfuse Presents Penny Wise…… by Neta and Dave Jackson

Litfuse Presents

Penny Wise

by Neta and Dave Jackson

Penny WisePenny Wise | A Windy City Neighbors bookMichelle Jasper doesn’t have much time to hang out with her neighbors—not with thirteen-year-old twins, another teen with hoop dreams, a full-time job as a caseworker, volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, and heading up the women’s ministry at Northside Baptist. Her husband’s constantly changing shifts as an air traffic controller at the world’s busiest airport—Chicago’s O’Hare International—and responsibilities as a trusted deacon at Northside only add to the juggling act at the Jasper household.Her new neighbors, Harry and Estelle Bentley, mean well with their friendly efforts to bring people together, but how can she deal with neighborhood concerns—like Greg Singer, who lost his job and is now trying to recruit sales reps from the neighborhood for his new venture—when she’s confronted with tragic family situations daily in her job? Like little Candy and her baby brother Pookey, victims of neglect . . .

With the “tyranny of the urgent” crowding out the important, Michelle is blindsided by danger involving her own kids—and a personal crisis that calls into question the very values she holds dear. How could this happen? Does God even care?

As her life unravels, a missing penny—and a “penny from heaven”—give her a shred of hope. But will God just laugh at her penny test?

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

 

 MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

In Penny Wise, we are back in the lovely neighborhood of Beecham Street and their interesting neighbors. We have visited some of the neighbors in the first two book, and this time we visit the Jasper family as they go about their every day live. This family is no different than families today, with three busy and active teenagers, and a husband and wife with a schedule that doesn’t leave a lot of extra time for family. I think I enjoyed this book a lot because it reflects modern day families and how they struggle daily to balance their life. The Jasper family surely had their share of difficulties and problems, and some of the craziest schedules anyone could have. And I love the way the Jackson team writes this story in a way that definitely keeps your attention. I couldn’t seem to put the book down for long because I just had to find out what was happening to these neat family members.

I love Neta and Dave Jackson’s book because they are good clean, enjoyable and interesting books written in the setting of a really nice neighborhood. Penny Wise is a a book that anyone can enjoy and one I highly recommend. I hope you will give this book a try, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I received this Bible from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

 

ABOUT THESE AUTHORS

Dave and Neta Jackson

Dave and Neta Jackson are award-winning authors living in the Chicago area where their parallel novels from the Yada Yada House of Hope and Harry Bentley series are set. As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together they are the authors or coauthors of over 100 books.

 

Michelle Jasper doesn’t have much time to hang out with her neighbors—not with thirteen-year-old twins, another teen with hoop dreams, a full-time job as a caseworker, volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, and heading up the women’s ministry at Northside Baptist. Her husband’s constantly changing shifts as an air traffic controller at the world’s busiest airport—Chicago’s O’Hare International—and responsibilities as a trusted deacon at Northside only add to the juggling act at the Jasper household.

Her new neighbors, Harry and Estelle Bentley, mean well with their friendly efforts to bring people together, but how can she deal with neighborhood concerns—like Greg Singer, who lost his job and is now trying to recruit sales reps from the neighborhood for his new venture—when she’s confronted with tragic family situations daily in her job? Like little Candy and her baby brother Pookey, victims of neglect . . .

With the “tyranny of the urgent” crowding out the important, Michelle is blindsided by danger involving her own kids—and a personal crisis that calls into question the very values she holds dear. How could this happen? Does God even care?

As her life unravels, a missing penny—and a “penny from heaven”—give her a shred of hope. But will God just laugh at her penny test?

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

 

 

NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible Grow Your Faith While Growing Your Garden from Zondervan

NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible

Grow Your Faith While Growing Your Garden

Gardners Bible

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

God will meet you personally in your garden… and in his. Throughout the Scriptures God has revealed spiritual truth in the language of growing things. This Bible will take you into a deeper relationship with God through the contemplation of soil and soul. The NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible will inspire you to seek God in a personal way through informative essays, devotional readings and prayers that explore the nature of the gardener’s work, the rewards of gardening, the influence of seasons and weather, and the joy of the harvest. In this Bible you will also find botanical-themed pages containing horticultural information for the prominent plants noted in Scripture and landscape-themed pages highlighting the main gardens and regions in which the events in the Bible took place. Draw near to the One whose garden is planted with delight—in you!

Features: * 260 daily devotions and 52 weekend readings arranged in weekly themes and placed near relevant passages in the text to explore the biblical metaphors of gardens and gardening * Beautiful, durable hardcover * Topical Index (for 52 weeks) * Special sections on the Garden of Eden, the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus the Vine

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

If you are a gardener, You will enjoy this new Bible from Zondervan. It is designed to help you follow your Bible reading and do your gardening together. One thing I found interesting is that there are 260 daily readings and 52 weekly readings and the passages in the Bible and the devotions go along with gardening. There is a special section about The Garden of Eden, as well as sections on Jesus’ Last Supper teaching on the vine, and The Book or Revelations and the urban Gardens. This was interesting to me because I haven’t thought about Gardens in the Bible, and even though I’ve read these verses, I really didn’t apply them to gardens. And the 52 week topical index focuses on garden interest.

I highly recommend this Bible to those who enjoy gardening. The front cover is beautiful and you will enjoy the green color used as captions throughout this Bible.

I hope you will give this Bible a try, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I received this Bible from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

CFBA presents Shenandoah Dreams…by Lisa Belcastro

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Shenandoah Dreams 

OakTara Publishers (July 1, 2014) 

by 

Lisa BelcastroABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lisa Belcastro lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard. She loves chocolate, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, laughing, reading, traveling, a healthy dose of adventure, and her cat Ben, who keeps her company while she spends hours working at the computer.

She was inspired to write Shenandoah Nights, the first book in the Winds of Change trilogy, while chaperoning two Tisbury School summer sails with her daughter, Kayla, aboard the schooner Shenandoah. The weeklong adventure, sans electricity, Game Boys, iPods and modern conveniences, kindled her imagination to dream of an altogether different voyage.

In addition to writing romance novels, Lisa currently pens the cuisine column for Vineyard Style magazine. She has worked as a staff and freelance reporter and photographer for The Chronicle of the Horse and as assistant editor at The Blue Ridge Leader. She has written articles for USA Today, Dressage (London), USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Blue Ridge Leader and Sidelines.

When she’s not at her desk, Lisa is living in paradise, volunteering at her daughter’s school, serving in her church community, planting and weeding her numerous gardens, trying to run a marathon a month, or walking the beach looking for sea glass.

ABOUT THE BOOK

What if she met the man of her dreams…in another century? Tisbury, Massachusetts, Martha s Vineyard. It s just a dream, Melissa Smith whispers as she stares into the intense eyes of a man dressed in Colonial clothes, as though stepping out of an American Revolution movie set. A school chaperone with Holmes Hole Elementary, she d boarded the old schooner Shenandoah for a weeklong educational sail. But they are not visiting Plimoth Plantation, the Boston Tea Party Museum, or the Concord Bridge reenactment. They re sailing the waters around the island of Martha s Vineyard. Yet, when she awakes in Cabin 8, the captain claims to be Isaiah Reed, who sailed the original Shenandoah in the eighteenth century. He cannot possibly be real, Melissa thinks. And traveling back in time is impossible. But days pass, and she s still in 1770. What if Isaiah, who is simply too handsome to be real, is real? What if the fire he ignites in her from barely a touch isn t in her imagination? Can a dream last for weeks on end? If so, how will she find her way home…to the twenty-first century? And can she bear to leave the one man who has captured her heart, when everything in her longs to stay? A Vineyard Romance Romance, history, adventure. Get swept into the exciting Winds of Change series.

If you liked to read the first chapter of Shenandoah Dreams, go HERE.

Revells Presents……Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart

Love Comes Home
By Ann H. Gabhart

When the flush of victory fades, there remains a winding road to an uncertain future.

World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are joyfully welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline craves a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be. And Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.

Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.

Award-winning and bestselling author Ann Gabhart invites you back to Rosey Corner for a heartfelt story that closes the distance between the things that were and things that can yet be.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The men are coming home to Rosey Corner after years at war during WWII. Two of the Merritt sisters were waiting on husbands to return, while one sister knew her husband would never be back again. Over three years had passed since the men left, and in that time everyone and everything had changed. And the guys struggled being in quiet Rosey Corner after living for years watching their every move, and watching his back. And on the other side, the ladies struggle with understanding what their husbands have been through. And especially Evangeline, because she was expecting thing to change to give her a better life, and she wasn’t really concerned about everyone else’s feelings. I though she was a bit overboard with her wants. I just wanted to shake her good! Ann Gabhart does a wonderful job of weaving everything going on in this story together and ending Love Comes Home in a wonderful and heartwarming way.

If you enjoy romantic stories, you will enjoy this one. And for you WWII buffs, you will enjoy this as well. I hope you will this book a try, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, and Words Spoken True, as well as several Shaker novels–The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted–and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Learn more at http://www.annhgabhart.com.

Litfuse Presents….The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher and Win and iPad and More!

The Revealing

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Love does extraordinary things to people . . .

The Revealing | Inn at Eagle Hill series

Naomi King, soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked, has a gift. She sees what others can’t see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don’t know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether.

When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can’t ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work– something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between her and Tobe.

As signs mount, they begin to point to Jake Hertzler, the elusive mastermind behind Schrock Investments’ downfall. Soon, events spiral hopelessly out of control and Naomi must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Suzanne’s website.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a wonderful series, and a wonderful book!  When a young women arrives at the Inn with some very shocking news, everything was in a shambles at the Inn.  Tobe would be coming home soon, but what will he find when he gets there? Naomi is still taking trips to the prison to see Tobe, with her brother Galen’s knowledge, in fact Galen just will not admit that Naomi and Tobe have feeling for each other. And Rose and Galen are not always seeing eye to eye on things, so they break off their relationship. The sisters have a guest, their fourteenth cousin twice removed, and Jake Hertzler is still on the loose.

This book has a lot going on, but the author pulled it together in a awesome ending that will stay with you for a while.  The relationships here are so real they feel like family, even though I am not Amish. Even after I finished this series, I kept thinking about the characters and wondering how they were doing. This is a wonderful ending to a wonderful series that I highly recommend. I would say that you will enjoy it more if you pick up the first two books in this series and read them all together.

I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

 

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

 

 

 



Now for the Giveaway!!
In The Revealing, the riveting conclusion to the Inn at Eagle Hill series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls out all the stops with a fast-paced tale of deception, revelation, and just the right dose of romance.



Suzanne is celebrating by giving away THREE iPads!

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THREE grand prize winners will receive:

  • An iPad
  • PickPocket Tablet Accessory Pouch (A stylish storage pouch designed to hold all your tablet accessories. Info.)
  • The Inn at Eagle Hill series (The Letters, The Calling, and The Revealing)

Five second place winners will receive:

  • The Inn at Eagle Hill series (The Letters, The Calling, and The Revealing) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 20th. All winners will be announced July 21st at Suzanne’s blog. AND … if you’re looking for more in the Inn at Eagle Hill series, be sure to pick up the ebook novella, The Rescue, for just $1.99!

 

 

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! 


 


Suzanne is also giving away two 10-book mystery prize packs! 
 


 

One of the major themes of The Revealing is learning to trust your intuition and instincts. These are God-given qualities that we sometimes are too timid or unsure of to act on. For a chance to win one of the 10-book prize packs, leave a comment on this blog and share about a time when your intuition or instinct saved the day—or a time you ignored it and missed an opportunity.  


Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne’s blog on the 21st to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

BookLook Bloggers presents: NIV The Journey Bible Revealing God and How You Fit into His Plan from Zondervan

NIV The Journey Bible

Revealing God and How You Fit into His Plan

 

The Journey Bible

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”—Jeremiah 29:13

The NIV Journey Bible is uniquely designed to help readers discover the practical aspects of Christianity and better understand God. Patterned after the Willow Creek model of ministry and intended for those in the investigative stage of their spiritual journey, The Journey’s exploratory approach addresses key questions inquisitive readers may have about the Bible and its relevance today. Notes and insights are woven throughout the complete NIV Bible text, drawing readers into the message and pointing the way to a relationship with Jesus. Icons trace six seeker themes throughout Scripture: “Discovering God,” “Addressing Questions,” “Strengthening Relationships,” “Reasons to Believe,” “Knowing Yourself,” and “Managing Resources.” Also included in The Journey are introductory articles that define key concepts involved in being a spiritually open person, book introductions, indexes, a dictionary/concordance, and a “Fire Alive” reading plan covering Genesis, Deuteronomy, John, Acts, and Romans.

The Journey can be used as an evangelism tool and makes a perfect gift for new believers and those looking for answers to life’s deepest questions. It is also a helpful guide for veteran Christians who want a refreshing perspective on the basics of their belief.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

When I first saw this Bible, I wasn’t sure if it was a good one or not, but the more I read through it, the more I like it. There are many study tools in this Bible that can be used to better you knowledge of the Bible. I want to list a few things that caught my eye when I opened this book. One is the unique introduction to each chapter, at the end of each chapter there is a real life, up to date in todays world story that can be applied to the Book of the Bible that you have read. The Five Alive reading plan is for 30 days. At first I wondered why a years reading plan wasn’t offered, but then I thought, a thirty day plan will be easier to stick too, and if those people who don’t read their Bibles can stay with the plan for 30 days, then they might try another 30 days. Of course I don’t really know if this is the reason for Five Alive and its meaning, but its my ideal anyway! The front of the Bible is a picture of a walk, giving a feeling of walking with Jesus through this Bible. I love the Apicture on the front, and the same picture is on the introduction page of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. And I like the notes throughout this Bible that seven ‘explore’ themes. There are so many more things I can say about this Bible that I like, but you get the picture from what I have said already.

I hope you will give this Bible a try, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I received this Bible from BookLookBloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

BookLook Bloggers Presents: NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible, Foreword by Rick Warren

BookLook Bloggers Presents:

NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible,

Foreword by Rick Warren

 

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

This softcover Bible is an ideal, real-life spiritual guide for anyone looking for hope in the face of difficult circumstances and the negative habits they are trying to control. Based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and on the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery program, this Bible lifts readers up and shows them how to walk, step by attainable step, on a path of healing and liberty.

Featuring a foreword by Rick Warren, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible offers hope and encouragement to all who feel powerless and stuck. Through developing a relationship with Jesus Christ, readers will be empowered to rise above their hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

Features:

  • Full text of the world’s most popular modern English Bible—the New International Version (NIV)
  • Articles explain eight recovery principles and accompanying Christ-centered twelve steps
  • Over 110 lessons unpack eight recovery principles in practical terms
  • Recovery stories offer encouragement and hope
  • 30 days of devotional readings
  • Over 50 full-page biblical character studies are tied to stories from real-life people who have found peace and help with their own hurts, hang-ups, and habits
  • Book introductions
  • Side-column reference system keyed to the eight recovery principles
  • Topical index

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

Are you looking for hope while in the middle of a most difficult and heartbreaking situation in your life? Celebrate Recovery is a program created by Pastor Rick Warren. Thousands upon Thousands have found hope and encouragement while going through this program. I was so happy to see that Pastor Warren has helped in creating this special Study Bible that will help those who have been through his Celebrate Recover program, and also this will help people who are hurting and desperate, and think there is no way out of their horrible situation. But the beauty of God’s Word, His forgiveness, love, grace, mercy and peace that only comes from Him, you can find Hope in a world that is full of horrific situations.

I love that this study Bible has articles explain eight recovery principles and accompanying Christ-centered twelve steps that are taught in the Celebrate Recovery program. There are lessons throughout this Bible that unpack eight recovery principles in practical terms. You will find devotionals, as well as stories from real life people who’s life has changed because of this wonderful program by Rick Warren. This Bible is a must for those who have gone through the program, who are going through this program, and those thinking about trying this program for themselves. But this study Bible is also for anyone needing hope and encouragement, whoever you are, and wherever you may be. I really want to encourage you to check out this wonderful Bible. I think you will like it as much as I do!

I received this Bible from BookLookBloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

CFBA Presents…..Hope Deferred by Elizabeth Maddrey

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Hope Deferred 

HopeSprings Books (July 1, 2014) 

by 

Elizabeth MaddreyABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth Maddrey is a semi-reformed computer geek and homeschooling mother of two who loves a good happily ever after.

Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of computers, math, and organization steered her into computer science at Wheaton College, she always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. This continued through a Master’s program in Software Engineering, several years in the computer industry, teaching programming at the college level, and a Ph.D. in Computer Technology in Education. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity.

She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Christian fiction for women.

Can pursuit of a blessing become a curse?

June and July and their husbands have spent the last year trying to start a family and now they’re desperate for answers. As one couple works with specialists to see how medicine can help them conceive, the other must fight to save their marriage.
Will their deferred hope leave them heart sick, or start them on the path to the fulfillment of their dreams?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hope Deferred, go HERE.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Hope Deferred is about two sister, twins, July and June, and both are married, and both couples are dealing with infertility. And both couple are trying to find the best alternative that will work for them. Author Elizabeth Maddrey does a really good job of telling this story, with all of the emotions throughout the book, the difficulties both couples faced, the ups and downs, and weaves them together in an amazing story. If you, are anyone you know deals with this really tough and sensitive subject, I highly recommend this book to read. I think reading this book would give a lot of tips, advice, and help with the many difficult and heartbreaking situations.

 

very sensitive subject, infertility. Twin sisters June & July

Revell Presents Atlas Girl by Emily Wierenga

Atlas Girl 

by  Emily Wierenga

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Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning.

Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents’ rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else–anywhere else. Her travels took her across three continents in buses, cars, and planes, across mountains and over deep blue seas.

What she hadn’t realized was that her faith was waiting for her the whole time–in the place she least expected it.

Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a deeply personal story of the yearning we all share to be truly known, entirely forgiven, and utterly loved.

“Emily shares the unexpected beauty God has created in her broken places as he’s made her heart whole again, and how he can do the same for you.”–Holley Gerth, bestselling author of You’re Already Amazing

“Her honesty is raw, real. Her faith is hard-won. And when it finally pours out, her love–oh, her love soars off the page and makes a nest in our hearts. Brilliant and beautiful.”
–Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Bad Girls of the Bible

“This isn’t just a book, this is a journey. Of grief and wonder, loss and gain. Emily tells a world-spanning story that this world needs!”–Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Start

“I felt like she was giving me an atlas of my own, asking me real, important questions about my own walk through life. Her story about loss, life, and love is worth its telling.”–Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike

Emily T. Wierenga is an award-winning journalist, columnist, artist, author, and blogger at http://www.emilywierenga.com. She speaks regularly about her journey with anorexia and lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Trenton, and their two sons.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Emily Wierenga left her home looking for a like that she wanted, or thought she wanted. Her travels took her to may different places in the world. In searching for the life Emily thought she wanted, she gives vivid details of her new life. She spent time in Brazzaville, Congo, and this was interesting to read about because I have heard a lot about the Congo. She also spent time in Japan, China, the Middle East, but she still couldn’t find what she was really looking for. It wasn’t until she

Emily Wierenga tells her story, a very difficult story with a lot of raw emotions as she so vividly tells her story. She goes through a lot of heartaches and difficulties as she searches for what she is looking for in life. This is not an easy book to read because are Emily pours her heart out and tell everything in this book. I love the way Emily is reaching out to everyone, telling her story in a way that it can help others. This is a great book for everyone to read, but especially the younger generation. Reading Atlas Girl could help you in making the right choices in your life. I highly recommend this book to everyone!!

I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

The Revealing by, Suzanne Woods Fisher from Revell!

 

The Revealing

Suzanne Woods Fisher

the revealing

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Love does extraordinary things to people . . .

In a single, impulsive act, Naomi King chooses to follow her heart into unfamiliar territory, jeopardizing all that she holds dear. If anyone finds out what she’s up to, she’s in for trouble. But when it comes to Tobe Schrock, Naomi believes it’s worth it.

But it all comes crashing down when a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with an unexpected delivery for Tobe. Add a guest at the inn with a curious talent and a genealogist who is more interested in modern-day Schrocks than in old family trees, and evidence starts to mount that points to something sinister at work. Or someone.

In this riveting conclusion to The Inn at Eagle Hill series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls out all the stops with a fast-paced tale of deception, revelation, and romance.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love this series, and I wish that this wasn’t the end of this series. I would love to read more about Naomi King, and all of the characters at the Inn at Eagle Hill. A young women arrives at the Inn with some very shocking news, news that could change the lives of everyone there. Tobe should be coming home soon, but what will he find when he gets there? Naomi is still taking trips to the prison to see Tobe, with her brother Galen’s knowledge, in fact Galen just will not admit that Naomi and Tobe have feeling for each other. And Rose and Galen are not always seeing eye to eye on things, so they break off their relationship. The sisters have a guest, their fourteenth cousin twice removed, and Jake Hertzler is still on the loose.

There is a lot going on in this book, and a lot of loose ends that need wrapping up. throughout the book I kept wondering how Ms. Fisher would pull this all together, but as usual, she does an amazing job. I was on pins and needles throughout the book, just wondering who was gonna do what, and what was happening to another. The relationships here are so real they feel like family, even though I am not Amish. Even after I finished this series, I kept thinking about the characters and wondering how they were doing. This is a wonderful ending to a wonderful series that I highly recommend. I would say that you will enjoy it more if you pick up the first two books in this series and read them all together.

I hope you will this book a try, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books Suzanne Woods Fisherabout the Amish, including Amish Peace, and an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

 

 

Litfuse Presents…..Four Weddings & a Kiss by Four Great Authors plus iPad Giveaway!!

Four Weddings & a Kiss

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Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy

Maisy MacGregor’s reckless ways injured rancher Rylan Carstens, endangering his livelihood. So she signs on as his caregiver – but just until he’s well enough to run his ranch. Maisy’s tender care soon has Ryan falling hard and fast. Can these two willfull souls give up their solitary ways to embrace love?

A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher

Molly Everton writes the most popular features in her town’s newspaper. When newcomer Jack Ludgrove is named the new editor, Molly is flabbergasted. She wants the position for herself and will do what it takes to get it. But Jack is not easily intimidated. He’s determined to change Molly’s mind about him – and win her heart too.

A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton

Katie Pearl must rebuild her ranch after the tornado, but she can’t do it on her own. Treb Rayburn is a cowboy with a serious case of wanderlust. He signs on to help Katie so he can afford a new horse. But once Treb gets to know Katie, will his desire to stay drown out the call of the open road?

Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley

Grace Davenport is a young widow in a heap of trouble. When her son asks attorney Brock Daniels to take on her case, Brock wants to say no, but then he meets the lovely Grace. As Brock and the boy work to free Grace, Brock discovers that her arrest may be the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

 

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Four Weddings and a Kiss

Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy

Maisy MacGregor’s reckless ways injured rancher Rylan Carstens, endangering his livelihood. So she signs on as his caregiver – but just until he’s well enough to run his ranch. Maisy’s tender care soon has Ryan falling hard and fast. Can these two willfull souls give up their solitary ways to embrace love?

A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher

Molly Everton writes the most popular features in her town’s newspaper. When newcomer Jack Ludgrove is named the new editor, Molly is flabbergasted. She wants the position for herself and will do what it takes to get it. But Jack is not easily intimidated. He’s determined to change Molly’s mind about him – and win her heart too.

A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton

Katie Pearl must rebuild her ranch after the tornado, but she can’t do it on her own. Treb Rayburn is a cowboy with a serious case of wanderlust. He signs on to help Katie so he can afford a new horse. But once Treb gets to know Katie, will his desire to stay drown out the call of the open road?

Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley

Grace Davenport is a young widow in a heap of trouble. When her son asks attorney Brock Daniels to take on her case, Brock wants to say no, but then he meets the lovely Grace. As Brock and the boy work to free Grace, Brock discovers that her arrest may be the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Four Weddings & A Kiss is four Novella’s written by four of my favorite authors, Mary Connealy, Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, and Debra Clopton has written four outstanding romances to make up this wonderful book. I love them all, they are all so wonderful I can’t pick one favorite. I n each story, the young lady seems to be thrown into a situation she doesn’t want to be in, making adding an intriguing twist to each couple’s tale. I laughed a while and sniffed a while as I read each story, a story of love, acceptance and forgiveness. Can you pick a favorite? Check out Four Weddings & a Kiss and see what you think!

Mary Connealy is the author ofSpitfire Sweetheart and boy is Maisy a spitfire! And a boyish one at that. But what happens when she cleans up and puts on a dress? Well find out about this little spitfire as she tries to take care of the stubborn rancher Rylan Carstens while he is bedridden after an accident.

A Love Letter to the Editor is written by author Robin Lee Hatcher    which features Molly Everton, who writes the most popular features of their small town newspaper.  But Molly is shocked to find out that she doesn’t get the job of editor, instead it goes to Jack. And Molly is definitely not happy about that! Imagine what will happen between Molly and Jack as he takes over his new job and Molly stays at her old one!

Cowboy stories are always fun and exciting and especially A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton   and this is Katie and Treb’s interesting story are Treb helps Katie after a tornado almost ruins her ranch.

And last but not least is Courting Trouble by Margaret BrownleyI have grown to love Margaret Brownley’s books the last few years that I have been reading them. I love their fun and humorous nature. And Ms. Brownley didn’t disappoint here. You are sure to laugh and enjoy Grace and Brock as he tries to free Grace from her troubles.

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Brownley, Hatcher, Connealy, Clopton :

**Margaret Brownley is a NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and has penned more than thirty novels. Her books have won numerous awards and has written for a TV soap opera. @margaretbrownley

**Robin Lee Hatcher is a Christy and RITA award-winning author. She is the author of over seventy novels and her work often appear on bestseller lists. @robinleehatcher

**Mary Connealy is an award-winning author of romantic comedy with cowboys. Mary and her Nebraska rancher husband have four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren. @MaryConnealy

**Debra Clopton is an award winning author of sweet, heartfelt, western romance that face life with a smile. With over 2 million books in print, Debra’s first book-to-movie aired on ABC Family and starred LeAnn Rimes. @debraclopton

 

 

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY

Four best-­selling romance novelists bring tales of feisty heroines, stubborn heroes, and unlikely love in the Wild West in Four Weddings and a Kiss. Don’t miss the latest from the Western Brides Collection from Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, and Debra Clopton.



The authors are celebrating with a “Sweet on Love” iPad Mini Giveaway and rip-roarin’ Facebook party.

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One winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini
  • A Bride for All Seasons and Four Weddings and a Kiss 

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 8th. Winner will be announced at the Four Weddings and a Kiss Facebook Author Chat Party. Connect with Western Brides Collection authors Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, and Debra Clopton for an evening of fun book chat, western-themed trivia, and prizes. The authors will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in the collection!

 
So grab your copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss and join the authors on the evening of July 8th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 8th!

VB6 Cookbook by Mark Bittman

VB6 Cookbook by Mark Bittman

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Following up on his bestselling diet plan, VB6, the incomparable Mark Bittman delivers a full cookbook of recipes designed to help you eat vegan every day before 6:00 p.m.–and deliciously all of the time.

Whether you call it felxitarian, part-time veganism, or vegetable-centric, the plant-based, real-food approach to eating introduced in Bittman’s New York Times bestselling book VB6 has helped countless people regain their good health, control their weight, and forge a smarter, more ethical relationship with food. VB6 does away with the hard and fast rules, the calorie-counting, and the portion control of conventional diets; it’s a regimen that is designed to be easy toa dopt and stick to for a lifetime.

When Bittman committed to a vegan before 6:00 pm diet, he quickly realized that everything about it became easier if he cooked his own meals at home. In The VB6 Cookbook he makes this proposition more convenient than you could imagine. Drawing on a varied and enticing pantry of vegan staples strategically punctuated with “treat” foods (including meat and other animal products), he has created a versatile repertoire of recipes that makes following his plan simple, satisfying, and sustainable.

Breakfasts, the most challenging meal of the day for some vegans, are well represented here, with a full range of hot cereals, whirl-and-go-dairy free smoothies, toast toppers, and brunch-worthy entrees. Lunches include hearty soupls, sandwiches, beans, grains, and pastas to pack along wherever the day takes you, and more than a dozen snack recipes provide the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to banish the vending-machine cravings that can undo a day of eating well. Dinners are flexitarian, focusing on vegetable-forward meals that are augmented by a range of animal products for fullest flavor, satisfaction, and nutrient density. A chapter devoted entirely to “building blocks”–make-ahead components you mix and match–ensures that a flavorful and healthy meal is never more than a few minutes away.

If you’ve thought of trying a vegan diet but worry it’s too monotonous or unfamiliar, or simply don’t want to give up foods you love to eat, Bittman’s vegan and flexitarian recipes will help you cook your way to a new, varied and quite simply better way of eating you can really commit to…for life.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I found this cookbook pretty interesting. The idea of eating vegetables, and plant based foods until 6pm, then finish off dinner with a full meal including meats and vegetables is quite intriguing, to say the least. This kind of diet makes it easier on those who have problems giving up foods they love. I really like a lot of the recipes here, and especially the veggie ones because my diet is mostly vegetables.

The 350 recipes included in this book help follow this diet plan, as well as the really good tips and ideas of the author. Each meal, including snacks is broken down separate to make it more simple and easy to follow. Mark Bittman does a really wonderful job of researching his ideas and bringing out the facts of what he is saying. I think this is a diet plan that a lot of us could definitely follow. If this sounds like your kind of eating, I highly recommend that you check out this really neat cookbook for yourself.

I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part

NIV ReadEasy Bible from Zondervan

NIV ReadEasy Bible
from Zondervan

Easy Read BIble

 

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

his black Italian Duo-Tone™ NIV ReadEasy Bible brings readability and portability together in one neat, sophisticated package. Whether at church, in the coffee shop, or trekking around the globe, this handy-sized Bible is the perfect companion. Its convenient size makes it easy to keep the timeless truth of God’s Word at hand in any situation.

Features:

  • Attractive Italian Duo-Tone™ cover
  • Portable, readable edition
  • Presentation page—ideal for gift giving
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Ribbon marker

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

There are so many things I like about this Easy Read Bible, but the main one is that I can read it easier because of the larger font! Thus, the Easy Read Bible gets it name! And the duo-tone black makes it beautiful too! This is not a study Bible so it does not have all of the study materials added to it, and I think this makes it easier to read through the Bible, because it is easy to get off track of reading chasing the study questions and facts. The ribbon marker keeps your place, and the words of Jesus are in read, remind me just what Jesus said as I read. If you want to give this wonderful Bible as a gift, there is a presentation page, but for me, this one is mine, I’m keeping this one for myself! As you can tell I really like this Easy Read Bible, so I encourage you to check it out for yourself!

I received this Bible from BookLookBloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV from Zondervan

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

By Edited by Lawrence O. Richards
Published by Zondervan

Adventure Bible for Early Readers

Book Description

Ready for Adventure? The Adventure Bible for Early Readers takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God. Here’s a quick tour through the features:

  • Life in Bible Times – Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
  • People in Bible Times – Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
  • Let’s Live It! – Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
  • Did You Know? – Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word
  • Words to Treasure – Great verses to memorize
  • Twenty special pages – Games and other Bible fun, all with a jungle safari theme
  • Book introductions, a dictionary, and color maps
  • Includes the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) that is perfect for children learning to read and explore the Bible for the first time on their own.

For games and activities, visit http://www.AdventureBible.com.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

I would have to say that this is the cutest Children’s Bible I’ve seen. I love the cover! And any child is sure to love it too! I love the animals on the cover, because that is what will capture the eyes of children. And the inside is just for a child! The pictures, the captions, all of the different sections to teach children more about God’s Word are so eye catching and so very adorable. If you are looking for a Bible that your child will be eager to carry to church, and eager to read, this Bible would be a wonderful addition to your child’s library. I just can’t say enough about this Adorable Bible. And I love seeing more and more Bibles for the younger generation!

I received this book from BookLookBloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part

CFBA presents Rival Hearts by Tara Randel from Abingdon

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Rival Hearts

Abingdon Press (June 17, 2014)

by

Tara RandelABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore many years ago, she found information about writing organizations. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. She located the local RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. There was no stopping her after that!

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business of publishing, starting with the craft of writing to behind the scenes of publishing. She served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, enjoying the organization and the lasting friendships made there.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery. Enjoy!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rival Hearts, go HERE.

Litfuse presents Rival Hearts by Tara Randal plus will a Summer Camping Kit

 

Rival Hearts

by Tara Randal

Rival-Hearts

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

New from Quilts of Love | Rival Hearts

They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests. Can girly‑girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he‑said, she‑said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

Find out more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Rival Hearts is the latest book in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press. The story in each of these books centers around a special quilt. This was such a fun and enjoyable read! Magazine writers Ben Weaver and Molly Henderson were up for the same promotion, and had to switch rolls for a month. The fun part was that Molly was editor of Quilter’s Heart and Ben editor of Outdoors Adventures, so this challenge was totally out of the box of each of these two writers. And I had a lot of fun reading about each learning how to do the other ones trade during that month! Molly had a lot of challenges with the activities that Ben had planned for that month. And Ben had quite the time with Molly’s feminine activities. But Ben did learn a lot around the quilting frames of this ladies group, but can he do his part of the quilt they are quilting? I have to say I enjoyed Ben’s quilting experience the most, because its just something about men trying to do feminine things! But all in all, this is a wonderful read. If you are looking for that relaxed, and enjoyable summer read, this is one that you will enjoy!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

 

Tara Randel

Tara Randel is the author of five romance novels including “Lasting Love,” “Melody of Love” and “This Time Love.” A member of ACFW, Tara is also the lead author of the new Annie’s Mysteries series (see AnniesMysteries.com). Tara lives in New Port Richey, Florida.

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, Rival Hearts, by Tara Randel. Who doesn’t like a friendly competition, every now and then? You’ll be sure to love this fun tale of unexpected competition between two people forced out of their comfort zone.

Celebrate June’s release by entering to win a summer camping kit (grill, tent, and camp chairs) from Quilts of Love.

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One winner will receive:

  • A Coleman grill, tent, and camp chairs
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 13. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog.

 

Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.

Litfuse Presents A Mother’s Secret by Amy Clipston

A Mother’s Secret

by Amy Clipston

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A Mother’s Secret

Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series.

Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever?

Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her.

His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter.

When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance.

After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family-and the unconditional love-she’s longed for?

Learn more and purchase a copy at Amy’s site.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Carolyn Lapp has never been married, but she longed to be married and loved as other Amish young ladies in her community. But Carolyn had a secret, and that secret was a teenage son that most thought was her brother, not her son. Carolyn’s brother decides that Carolyn needs to marry and find a father for her son, so he arranges for her to meet with a widower in the community, because this would be a perfect match for Carolyn. But Carolyn meets Joshua Glick, and well, they seem to have an attraction to each other, even though Joshua didn’t know her secret!

Wow, this is a twisted Amish story, a story that will capture your attention and keep it until you finish reading! I really like Carolyn, and she had a difficult life because of one mistake she made. To make it worse, her jerk of a brother never let her forget that mistake, even though she had been forgiven. I really had a problem with the older brother, because he wanted what was best for his reputation and the nerve of him telling the widower Carolyn’s secret to see if this guy was ‘ok’ with the secret! I am so glad Joshua Glick came into the picture. Both Joshua and Carolyn thought married life wasn’t for them, but sometimes love slips up on us! And I was sure routing for this couple. Amy Clipston does a fantastic job of weaving these touchy and sensitive situations together and writing a wonderful and sweet Amish story that will warm your heart. If you enjoy Amish stories, this one if a must!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.

Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard from Revell

Blind Trust

by Sandra Orchard

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Kate’s not sure how deep this deception goes–but she’ll do whatever it takes to find out.

Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money and can’t believe that it came from her sweet elderly neighbor. Or that it has landed her in the middle of another of Detective Tom Parker’s investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor’s innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation–and one that strikes too close to home for comfort.

As family secrets come to light, her world–and her budding romance with Tom–begin to crumble. To Kate, it’s clear that she won’t be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster’s secrets. But then will it be too late for her and Tom?

 

Praise for Blind Trust

“A fun, sometimes quirky whodunit, full of everything a mystery lover is looking for, including a dash of romance.”–Lisa Harris, Christy Award finalist and author of Dangerous Passage

“Sandra Orchard weaves a clever web of suspense in this story of secrets, betrayal, and small-town intrigue. Blind Trust will keep readers on the edge of their seats–and impatient for book three!”–Susan May Warren, award-winning, bestselling author of It Had to Be You.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several novels, including Deadly Devotion, book 1 in the Port Aster Secrets series. She is a two-time winner ofthe Canadian Christian Writing Award for romance, winner of the 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times, and winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Her debut novel, Deep Cover, was recognized as one of the top five novels of the year by Family Fiction magazine. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband. Learn more at http://www.sandraorchard.com.

CFBA Presents A Place in His Heart

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Place in His Heart

Revell (June 3, 2014)

by

Rebecca DeMarino

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rebecca DeMarino was born in Pensacola, Florida, the daughter of a Navy pilot. Her mother made a home for the family of six all over the map, including Virginia, Nevada, California, Washington, and Guam, before her parents put down anchor on a ranch in Oregon.

As the wife of a young Air Force officer, married life brought more travel. She relied on her mother’s example of how to make a home anywhere. Her three beautiful daughters were born in Florida, Alaska and Nebraska.

Retired after sixteen years with a major airline, she manages to fulfill her love of wanderlust with frequent family or research trips.

Rebecca grew up listening to her mother’s family lore of a great-grandfather from generations ago. Barnabas Horton sailed from England in the 1600’s, to Long Island, N.Y., on a ship called The Swallow. In 1999, after she found Horton Point, L.I., on a map, Rebecca and her mother made the journey to see the lighthouse named after their ancestor.

The legend goes that Barnabas brought a slab of blue slate with him from England, and had the epitaph he wrote himself engraved on it. The blue slate still exists in the Old Cemetery in Southold, L.I., with the Bible verse, “He being dead, still speaketh.” Much information was found about Barnabas, but none of his wife, save a mention in his will.

Her mother passed away in 2005, but Rebecca returned to Southold many times, drawn by her Puritan roots and English heritage. Each time she wondered about her ninth great-grandmother, a young woman who married a widower with two young boys and then followed them for the wilds of Long Island, leaving behind her home and family. What were her dreams? Her motivations? Her fears?

Rebecca’s historical romance novel, A PLACE IN HIS HEART, debuts with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing House, in June of 2014.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.

This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino’s own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life–and a legacy–in the New World.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of A Place in His Heart, go HERE.


Rebecca is hosting a Giveaway worth over $300.00 in prizes. There will be 8 winners! Scroll to the bottom of the post
HERE to enter!!!!!

CFBA Presents…Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Yankee in Atlanta 

River North(June 1, 2014) 

by 

Jocelyn GreenABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed…Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin’s only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta.
Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who is about to enlist with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman’s troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape north with the girl, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them?

Id you would like to read the first chapter of Yankee in Atlanta, go HERE.

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