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The Wishing Season By Denise Hunter, Published by Thomas Nelson

December 10, 2014

The Wishing Season  

By Denise Hunter

the wishing season

Book Description

She daydreams of whipping up sauces and soufflés in her own restaurant. His heart is set on helping foster children. Both dreams are at stake. So are their hearts.

With grand plans to open her own bed & breakfast in Chapel Springs, PJ McKinley can’t afford the most crucial part: the brick and mortar. But when the owner of a local historic home announces a contest and promises her property to the worthiest candidate, PJ makes a fervent wish and tosses her name into the hat.

Cole Evans is cool, confident, and successful, but he’ll never forget his roots. He’s thankful for how far he’s come and knows his life could have turned out drastically different. If he can win the stately old mansion, he’ll turn it into a home for children aging out of the foster system.

When the eccentric house owner narrows the entries down to only two applicants, she extends the contest, giving PJ and Cole one year to prove which one of them can make the best use of her beloved home. As the pair competes in close proximity, something deeper than rivalry sparks between PJ and Cole. And in this battle, they’re likely to lose their hearts.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Who will win The Wishing Mansion contest, the confident and successful Cole, who will never forget his roots and wants to give former foster care kids 18 and over a home, or the restaurant hopeful PJ, who has dreamed of opening up and owning a Bed and Breakfast for years? Denise Hunter will keep you reading in this third book in The Chapel Hill series.

This has been such a good and heartwarming series, and I love this third addition to the series! The contest is an amazing event happening, and both PJ and Cole have their heart set on winning. As the battle starts, PJ on the bottom floor of this mansion with her Bed and Breakfast, and Cole on the top floor with this teens with no home, tensions fly! How can an arrangement like this actually work, and for a year at that?!? Ms. Hunter will have you on the edge of your seats as you involve yourself into this wonderful read! I love the tension, the competition, and the attraction between these two very determined young people! This is a book you don’t want to miss. If you haven’t read the first two books in this series, The Wishing Season is ok for a stand alone book. But if you have read the series so far, you will welcome the characters and friends from the first two books. I highly recommend this book for a good clean, and fun read!

I received this book 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.

About the Author

Bestselling novelist Denise Hunter has received the Holt Medallion Award, Reader’s Choice Award, Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. She lives in Indiana with her husband and their three sons.

Hope Crossing …The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall

December 3, 2014

 Hope Crossing …

The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy

by Cindy Woodsmall

hope crossing

 Hope Crossing…where Ada’s House stands as a haven for weary souls looking for kindness, faith, and second chances.
 
The Hope of Refuge
Two very different women are pulled by their strongest desires. Deborah Mast joined the Amish church and longs to marry her fiancé, but he is changing. Cara Moore is forced to look into a life that was meant to be hers. Will Ada’s House help them realize their hearts’ desires or will it force them to accept what life has done to each of them?

The Bridge of Peace
Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffman’s work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy strikes her dear friend Grey Graber’s family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble. As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lena’s friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.

The Harvest of Grace
Fleeing a terrible mistake, Sylvia Fisher dedicates herself to saving the failing Blank farm. When prodigal son Aaron returns, he is surprised by this unusual farmhand who opposes all his plans. Will Aaron and Sylvia’s unflinching efforts toward opposite futures mask the bigger picture—a path to forgiveness, grace, and the promise of love?

This three-in-one collection includes the entirety of the best-selling Ada’s House trilogy, now at a new low price!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Hope Crossing is a wonderful three full size books by Cindy Woodsmall. I love anything Cindy Woodsmall writes so I was thrilled to get this trilogy. The Hope of Refuge, The Bridge of Peace and The Harvest of Grace will keep you reading for many hours. The characters are so believable and realistic that I feel that I have a host of new friends! I love reading books that make me feel that way! I wont go into detail of each book, because many have done that already, but I want to encourage each of you to pick up this wonderful trilogy to read for yourself. And what a bargain it is, to get three books for one low price! If you enjoy Amish stories, you will love this one. The only thing with Ms. Woodsmall’s books, there is always a little different twist to her stories that you will really enjoy!

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.

Litfuse Presents…..Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher

November 27, 2014

Love Without End

by Robin Lee Hatcher

Love Without EndLove Without End || A King’s Meadow Romance (Thomas Nelson, November 2014)

Chet and Kimberly have both failed when it comes to love. Will they risk their hearts to love again?

Chet Leonard’s life was forever changed when his 17-year-old son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men.

Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious 15-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to King’s Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of becoming involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.

When octogenarian Anna McKenna returns to King’s Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet may discover that true love has no end.

Learn more at Robin’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Both Kimberly and Chet’s

CFBA Presents Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven

November 26, 2014

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Swept Away

Abingdon Press (November 18, 2014)

by

Laura V. Hilton
and
Cindy Loven
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award winning author Laura V. Hilton has penned many novels, including the Amish of Seymour series, the Amish of Webster County series, and the forthcoming Amish of Jamesport series. A member of ACFW, Laura is also a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites. A pastor’s wife, stay-at-home mom, and home school teacher, Laura and her family make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

A lifelong reader, Cindy Loven is an active church wife of a minister and mother to one son who is a home school graduate. Cindy and her family reside in Conway, Arkansas.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him and his new employer’s granddaughter.

Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts online researching him. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Swept Away, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love the Quilts of Love series, and have read all of them so far! Its so very difficult to pick a best one, because they all are wonderful, and all of the have a quilt with a special meaning! Sarah Jane Morgan, Sarah’s grandmother and Andrew Stevenson’s story is well worth your time to read.  Even though Grandma was a busy body and kind of stuck her nose into other people’s business, I loved her! The broom boy Andrew had quite a different business, it made the story more interesting!. And when Grandma hires the broom boy as a handy man, the tension starts to fly because he and Sarah Jane spends more time together! And then there is the quilt, and the story behind it, and the finishing of this special project that you just don’t want to miss!

I really enjoyed this story and I hope you enjoy it as well! I received this book from CFBA 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.

Plush Bible Collection, NIrV from Zondervan and BookLook Bloggers

November 26, 2014

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Plush Bible Collection, NIV from Zondervan

November 26, 2014

Plush Bible Collection, NIV

from Zondervan

purple plush niv bible

Book Description

The Plush Bible Collection, NIV has the same convenient size and readability as the incredibly popular NIV Thinline Bible—now in fun and furry designs for kids and teens. Features include the words of Christ in red, an easy-to-read font size, and measures less than one inch thick.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is a  really cute Bible for kids and teens both! The cover is a plush, pink and black leopard design with sparkles. And I know any young girl of any age would love to have one of these beautiful Bibles. The inside of the front and back covers are really pink! Some of the features is that it is the NIV, it has Jesus’s words in read letters, a table of weights and measures in the back. The Bible itself is smaller size that with fit young girls. Over all, this is just a sweet and beautiful Bible. And I would love for any young lady or girl I know to have a copy.

I received this book 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 Promises to Cherish by Elizabeth Yount

November 18, 2014

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Promises to Cherish

Howard Books (October 7, 2014)

by

Elizabeth YountABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth Byler Younts is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an Air Force officer’s wife and a homeschooling mom with two young daughters. She makes her home wherever her family is stationed. Elizabeth was Amish as a child and after her parents left the church she still grew up among her Amish family and continues to speak Pennsylvania Dutch.

ABOUT THE BOOK

As World War II draws to a close, nurse Christine falls in love with roguish Amish boy Eli and must choose between a new, uncertain life in the Amish faith or face the judgment of a conservative postwar American society for her past mistakes.

It’s 1945, and Christine Freeman is a nurse at Hudson River State Hospital, where she works alongside members of a Civilian Public Service unit. Eli is one of the conscies—conscientious objectors to the war—and he is doing his best to become a man of character instead of the immature heartbreaker he used to be back home in his Amish community.

Christine and Eli are friendly, but when an old acquaintance, Jack, returns home from the war, Christine’s world is violently turned upside down. Eli, heartbroken to see his friend so hurt, offers her an escape within his Amish community. Despite her misgivings, Christine is fully embraced by Eli’s community. She slowly begins to feel valued and loved as she learns the Amish way of life.

Christine finds herself falling for Eli. But soon, the abusive Jack discovers Christine in her Amish hideaway and starts causing trouble for the quiet community. Christine can’t see herself becoming Amish, and she knows that if Eli leaves the church to be with her, he will be shunned. Will she escape Jack and possibly have to give up the one thing she holds most dear, or will she follow her heart and promise to cherish the Amish man who loves her?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Promises to Cherish , go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I loved this book! It  is my first book by Elizabeth Yount, and I was pleasant surprised! This is an Amish story with a twist that makes it different from most Amish books I have read! I enjoyed getting to know Christine and Eli, and their time at the hospital and back home in Eli’s small Amish community! This is such a special heartwarming story, and it is one that I highly recommend!

I received this book from CFBA 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…..Dreaming on Daisies by Miralee Ferrell

November 12, 2014

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dreaming on Daisies
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
by
Miralee Ferrell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on 11 acres in Washington State. She loves to minister to women (as a certified Lay Counselor with the AACC) or through her writing, riding her horse, working in her flower beds and playing with her dogs—her 7 lb, long-haired Chihuahua, Lacey, spends a lot of time on her lap while Miralee is writing. Miralee speak at various women’s functions and has taught at writers’ conferences. She’s been writing since 2005, and her first book released in 2007. Since then, she’s had 10 more books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical romance, and she’s had the honor of being a best-selling and award-winning author.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When her father’s debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson’s family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah’s family secrets—and the pain of her past—come to a head. They could destroy everything she’s fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.

This is western historical romance that offers hope and healing to the deepest wounds in a woman’s past.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Dreaming on Daisies, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Leah was awful young to be dealing with the heartaches and responsibility she was having to face. Her dad’s drinking problem had started when her mom passed away, and Leah was fighting to save the ranch they had lived on all of her life. I love this series, and it was so refreshing to hear from characters from the first two books of this series. Miralee Ferrell is such an awesome writer! I have grown to love her writing style, and her love for historical fiction. Though all of Ms. Ferrell’s books are awesome, I think Dreaming on Daisies is my favorite so far! I love the tension between Leah and Steven because of the attraction between them, and the secrets that were revealed surprising everyone!

I highly recommend Dreaming in Daisies, and the other books in this wonderful series. If you love historical fiction, this book is a must for you! You will not be disappointed! I received this book from CFBA 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.

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

November 6, 2014

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

a love undone

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone.

A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.

How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?

At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.

Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene.

As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God’s guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

Jolene was anxiously awaiting her marriage, only two weeks to go. But that all changed one rainy night when her mother was called out to deliver a baby and both her mom and dad never came home. In order to keep the family together, Jolene did the only thing she knew to do, she put her life into taking care of her siblings. But that meant no marriage because her fiancé wasn’t willing take on Jolene’s family to raise. After 10 years, her siblings started getting married, and Jolene meets Andy Fisher, and the sparks started flying. But Andy had problems of his own, so there was no way the two could make a go of it.

This is the most amazing story! At first, I wasn’t so sure, because it was kind of slow and sad for me, but then everything started happening and I couldn’t put this book down! Cindy Woodsmall is an amazingly awesome writer, and A Love Undone is one of my favorite books she has written yet! My heart hurt so bad for Jolene, having to give up her marriage, and I thought she did really well taking care of her brothers and sisters. It was time for her to think about herself when she met Andy Fisher. And it was difficult to read about his wife leaving him years before and he couldn’t marry again because that was the Amish way. But in her amazing storytelling, Cindy pulls this story together, giving readers and ending that will be both a blessing and honor to read! I hope there will me more about this family in later books. If you enjoy Amish stories, you must read this one!! I am sure you will find it awesome!

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.

About the author

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written fifteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy’s been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. In June of 2013, the Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as one of the top three Amish fiction writers.

She’s won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings’ Best Books of the Year. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.

Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest.

CFBA Presents……Saved by the Fireman by Allie Pleiter

November 5, 2014

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Saved by the Fireman

Love Inspired (October 21, 2014)

by

Allie PleiterABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction. An avid knitter, harp player and non-reformed chocoholic, she spends her days writing books, doing laundry, running carpools and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in speech from Northwestern University and currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing eight years ago has blossomed into a career that includes numerous public speaking engagements, two books on parenting; Becoming a Chief Home Officer and Facing Every Mom’s Fears and now novels for Steeple Hill Books. She is the mother of two children and, most recently, a Havanese dog named Bella.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Building their future

Charlotte Taylor isn’t good at playing it safe. Reeling from the sudden loss of her job and her beloved grandmother, Charlotte knows buying a dilapidated cottage in Gordon Falls isn’t exactly practical. Especially since she just hired the one man who may love the property more than she does to help renovate it. Volunteer firefighter and part-time contractor Jesse Sykes can’t stay mad at Charlotte for very long. Though she snatched up the home he’d planned on purchasing, Charlotte’s dreams are big enough for both of them…if only she’d let him in. Charlotte promised she’d never fall for a first responder, but is it already too late?

Gordon Falls: Hearts ablaze in a small town

If you would like to read the first chapter of Saved by the Fireman, go HERE

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This was a fun book to read, with both Jesse and Charlotte wanting the same broken down cottage in Gordon Falls. And Charlotte bought it first,  and hired Jesse to remodel it. This story was so real life like, the relationship between two, and I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot keeps your attention because it was so much fun following the remodeling of the cabin and the relationship budding between Jesse and Charlotte! This is a sweet romance that you are sure to enjoy!

I received this book from CFBA 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 NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition

November 5, 2014

The NKJV Study Bible   Full-Color Edition

nkjv study bible

Book Description

The NKJV Study Bible, the most comprehensive study Bible available, now in a full-color edition with added features! The acclaimed NKJV Study Bible is the most complete study system for all who desire accurate study in God’s Word. The Second Edition includes more features to make it the best all-purpose study Bible. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has “the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor.” Nelson’s skilled team of scholars has produced the system to reach for when study in God’s Word is the goal.

Features include:

  • NEW attractive full-color page design
  • NEW stunning Bible-land photos and graphics
  • NEW in-text maps and charts
  • Full cross-references with textual notes
  • Word studies and indexes
  • Bible Times and Culture Notes
  • Book introductions, outlines, and timelines
  • Reader-friendly notes and articles ideal for extended study
  • Deluxe NKJV Concordance including proper names

MYTHOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

I think my main love for this Study Bible is the Full Color Edition. The pictures are beautiful, along with the full color maps. I especially enjoy the color Bible land pictures throughout the Bible.  And it is crammed packed with study tools that will help you study and understand your Bible better. The word studies are neat, picking out words and focusing on just that one word. And there are the outlines, book introductions and timelines that further your study. I know there are a lot of Study Bibles out there, and they are not all for all people. But I think this is one that everyone will enjoy and keep! And it makes a beautiful addition to your coffee table!

I received this book 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.

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible By Editors-in-Chief: Phil Robertson and Al Robertson

November 5, 2014

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible 

By Editors-in-Chief: Phil Robertson and Al Robertson

duck commander Bible

Bible Description

The stars of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty are committed to upholding five core values both on and off the screen: faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness, and freedom.

The Duck Commander® Faith and Family Bible features new stories and testimonials by Phil, the Robertson family patriarch, and his son Al, a pastor with more than 22 years of experience. Together they offer fresh wisdom on biblical values and how everyday people can apply them to their lives.

Powered by relentless dedication to sharing the gospel and celebrating Christ’s kingdom, the Robertson family has become influential to contemporary evangelism and discipleship. The Duck Commander® Faith and Family Bible unleashes the power of their practical insight into critical faith issues, founded on God’s Word.

Features include:

  • Full text of the New King James Version Bible
  • A personal welcome note from Phil and Al Robertson
  • 125 articles on the top 24 most-searched topics on BibleGateway
  • Life application and scripture references supplement each article
  • 30 days of life-changing testimonials
  • Topical index and reading plans

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is a really beautiful Bible inside and out. The colors are in the brown and beige family. My copy is hardcover with an attractive dust cover. Inside is the New King James version of the Bible. And included with the NKJV inside is a personal welcome and lots of articles by Al and Phil Roberson. I like that the Roberson’s say that There is nothing camouflaged here in this Bible. And they include the five core values that have been the cornerstone of their lives; faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness and freedom. If you are a Duck Dynasty fan, you will love this Bible. It is really awesome!

I received this book 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.

Litfuse Presents….The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts

October 31, 2014

Litfuse Presents….

The Hardest Peace

by Kara Tippetts

The Hardest PeaceThe Hardest Peace

A young mother battling cancer invites readers to embrace grace in every season of life.

Kara Tippetts knows the mundane but rich days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow.and the devastating reality of stage-four cancer.

In The Hardest Peace, she invites readers to see the grace of the everyday in all seasons of life and to live well even when the living is hard. As the thousands of readers of her blog know, Tippetts explores the hardest questions of life with rare beauty and honesty. Most of all, she draws them back to the God who is present, in the ordinary and the suffering, and shapes every life into the best story of all.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Kara’s website, Mundane Faithfulness.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a book written by Kara Tippetts, written by Kara Tippetts about her life as a mom of four, and living with stage four cancer. How does she do it? She tells it all in her book, The Hardest Peace. Ms. Tippetts lives her life every day in the grace of her Lord and Savior. Is it easy? Not in the least,. In this book, Ms. Tippets explores questions of life with rare beauty and honesty. This is not a watered down book. It is true to life of this special mom. This is really not an easy read. No book is when talking about a married women with four kids to raise living with a stage four cancer that may take her life. If you are going through any life threatening disease, this is a wonderful book for you to read to find answers, and help you deal with what life throws at you every day. Ms. Tippett uses Bible Scriptures to back up everything that is in her book.

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 THIS AUTHOR

Kara Tippetts

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, have four children and lead a church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cancer is only part of Kara’s story. Her real fight is to truly live while facing a crushing reality. She blogs faithfully at mundanefaithfulness.com.

Litfuse Presents…..A Lady of Willowgrove Hall by Sarah Ladd

October 31, 2014

Litfuse Presents…..

A Lady of Willowgrove Hall

by Sarah Ladd

A Lady at Willowgrove HallA Lady at Willowgrove Hall || Whispers on the Moors series

Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness.
His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.

Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she’s desperately hidden for years.

Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own – one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he’ll never be free to find his own way in the world. He’ll never be free to fall in love.

When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and build a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered?

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own. Two people, two different secrets, both wanting desperately to guard those secrets, for fear of what would happen. Cecily was a really sweet young lady with a horrible and sad past, because of bad decisions on her part, and because of a dad who just didn’t care. Nathaniel was a very complex person, keeping to himself, but doing the best job he could at Willowgrove Hall, despite the rudeness of its mistress. This is one off those stories that is difficult to read because life is just not fair to either Cecily or Nathaniel. But with that said, I love, loved this story. I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah Ladd’s first two books in this series, but this one was my favorite of the three! The difficult situations faced by the two main characters will have readers engulfed in the pages of this book to see what the outcome is! The characters are so very believable, and the scenes so real, after I finished the book I thought of these characters as real people. I couldn’t get the out of my mind. Cecily and Nathaniel’s story is one that can be enjoyed by anyone, especially if you enjoy historical fiction. The Darbury, England, 1819 setting and the vivid descriptions of each scene takes you there in a real imaginable way. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book to enjoy for yourself.

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 THIS AUTHOR

Sarah Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. “The Heiress of Winterwood” was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance and a finalist in the Debut Author category of the 2014 Carol Awards. The second book in the series, “The Headmistress of Rosemere” (2013), was on the ECPA best-seller list for several months. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

Litfuse Presents….The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller

October 31, 2014

Litfuse Presents….

The Brickmaker’s Bride

by Judith Miller

The Brickmaker’s BrideThe Brickmaker’s Bride

Bestselling Author Judith Miller Debuts Historical Series Set in West Virginia

Yearning for a fresh start, Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, but it’s Ewan who gets the business up and running again. Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner’s daughter, and he feels a connection with her, but she’s being courted by another man–a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Besides, Ewan has resolved he’ll focus on making the brickmaking operation enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Scotland.

But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan’s hard work may come to naught. As his plans begin to crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. She and her mother may have a way to save the brickworks, and in turn Ewan may have another shot at winning Laura’s heart.

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 When Hugh and his wife decides to move to West Virginia and find a brickmaking business, Ewan McKay decides to travels with them from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. But Uncle Hugh wasn’t the best business man, and he had more fun in the bars drinking and gambling that he did working. So, that’s what he did, when he could keep his wife from finding out. Another thing was that Uncle Hugh never read a contract before he signed it, and he had more trouble than he bargained for when he didn’t properly read the contract he signed for the new brickyard. Of course Ewan had to deal with all of the trouble. But that wasn’t so bad because he had the lovely Laura, the former owners beautiful daughter to work with. Laura had promised to help with the book keeping since that is what she did for her dad’s business. But then Laura and Ewan couldn’t deny the attraction between the two of them, and how would his work out with Uncle Hugh?

This is the first Judith Miller book I have read in a while, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this story. Its not a fast pace story that keeps you on the edge of your seats, but it is a fun, relaxing, enjoyable story that you just can’t put down. I kept getting so frustrated at Hugh’s ornery wife, she was just a pain to read about, and Hugh was as well most of the time. I was hoping Ewan would end up with the brick business, but maybe that will happen in another book!?! And Ewan and Laura was just suppose to be together, no matter there social standing! I loved this story and I encourage you to pick up your copy to enjoy as well!

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

Judith Miller

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas

CFBA Presents….. Finding Mercy by Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley

October 31, 2014

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Finding Mercy

David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)

by

Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy KelleyABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller, first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise co-written with Tracie Peterson.

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Cindy Kelley is the co-author of the novel The Silent Gift, and Traces of Mercy. Her career as a screenwriter with long-time writing partner, Michael Landon, Jr., began with the adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, which had a theatrical release. Several television movies followed, most notably Love Comes Softly, (based on Janette Oke’s novel) which won a CAMIE Award and the Epiphany Prize for Movie Guide’s most inspirational television movie of 2003. Cindy and her husband, Jim, make their home in the Southwest; have three adorable grandchildren and four big dogs who rule the house.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When Mercy abandons Captain Elijah Hale to search for her true identity, he goes after her. With the threat that bounty hunters might be hot on her trail, Mercy does all she can to stay ahead of the danger, frustrating both the bad men who are after her—and Captain Hale who wants to find her and escort her safely home. But when she stumbles upon clues that help her learn who she is and where she’s from, the danger escalates and she has to learn to keep her friends close and her enemies even closer—if she can determine which is which!

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Finding Mercy, go HERE.

Litfuse Presents…The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt

October 31, 2014

Litfuse Presents…

The Mason Jar 

by James Russell Lingerfelt

The Mason JarThe Mason Jar 

What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she’s ever read? “But,” she said, “it’s about you.” The author is your college ex.

In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather’s desk—letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark debutante from Colorado. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she leaves, Clayton is left with unanswered questions.

Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to the loss of the young woman he once loved. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the broken Mason jar.

A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined.

Written for the bruised and broken, The Mason Jar is an inspirational romance that brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending that encourages us to love again and written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

Find out more and purchase a copy at James’ website.

My THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I didn’t know what this book would be, but I like the title, so I wanted to review it. I have to say it was really difficult for me to get into the book at first, and then I started to enjoy it more. It was nice reading a romance with a man’s point of view too. This is A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined. If you have experienced tragedies, disappointments, been separated from a long lost love in your life, you will enjoy this book, and will find many sweet helps in how to deal with the things happening. James does very well in writing descriptive scenes and advise that will help, and that you will enjoy as a fiction.

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.

The Author……………….James Russell Lingerfelt

James Russell Lingerfelt is the author of “The Mason Jar” and writes articles for “The Huffington Post.” James connects with readers at his blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective, and divides his time between Southern California and his family’s ranch in Alabama.

Revell Presents Thunder by Bonnie Calhoun

October 30, 2014

Thunder by Bonnie Calhoun

The Time of Sorrows is long past.
The future of Selah and her people is shrouded in mystery.
And the clock is ticking.

Hidden in the tall grasses along a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city, a hunter crouches. It is the eve of her eighteenth Birth Remembrance and high time she proves to herself and her brothers that she can stand on her own two feet. Selah Rishon Chavez waits not for game but for one of the small boats that occasionally crash against the desolate shoreline. Because inside one of these boats she will find her quarry–a Lander.

These people from an unknown land across the ocean are highly prized by the Company and bring a good price–especially if they keep the markings they arrive with.

Everything falls to pieces when the Lander whom Selah catches is stolen by her brothers, and Selah wakes the next morning to find the Lander’s distinctive mark has appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her–Bodhi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell in the Mountain.

With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of disturbing scientific advances, devious political conspiracy, and survival in a hostile wilderness, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a society more like our own than we may want to admit. From the tension-laced first scene to the captivating last page, Thunder is an epic journey into the heart of humankind that explores how far we are willing to go when we’re pushed to the limit.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bonnie S. Calhoun loves to write, but it doesn’t make her happy unless there are the three Bs: body count, blood, and blowing things up. She also has mad skills at coding HTML and website design. Bonnie lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass. But she’d rather buy fish, ready to eat and under plastic, at the grocery store. She shares her domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats, all of whom think she is waitstaff.

To see an exclusive video trailer and to get more information on the Stone Braide Chronicles, go to http://www.BonnieSCalhoun.com.

Litfuse Presents…..The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

October 30, 2014

Litfuse Presents…..

The Daughter of Highland Hall 

by Carrie Turansky

The Daughter of Highland HallThe Daughter of Highland Hall || Book 2, Edwardian Brides (Waterbrook Multnomah, October 2014)

What if the title, the estate, the life of security and splendor… what if it isn’t enough?

Strong-willed and beautiful, debutante Katherine Ramsey feels ready to take the London social season by storm, and she must. Her family estate, Highland Hall, has been passed to older male cousin Sir William Ramsey, and her only means of securing her future is to make a strong debut and find a proper husband. With her all-knowing and meddling aunt as a guide, Katherine is certain to attract suitors at the lavish gatherings, sparkling with Great Britain’s elite.

When a shocking family scandal sidelines Katherine, forcing her out of the social spotlight, she keeps a low profile, volunteering with the poor in London’s East End. Here Katherine feels free from her predictable future, and even more so as a friendship with medical student Jonathan Foster deepens and her faith in God grows. But when Katherine is courted anew by a man of wealth and position, dreams of the life she always thought she wanted surface again. Torn between tradition and the stirrings in her heart for a different path, she must decide whom she can trust and love—and if she will choose a life serving others over one where she is served.

Learn more, read an excerpt, and purchase a copy at Carrie’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I have been waiting on this second book by Carrie Turansky! The Daughter of Highland High

coming asap!

Carrie Turansky

Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has written contemporary and historical romances, women’s fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, and they have five adult children and four grandchildren.

Litfuse Presents….The Promise by Beth Wiseman Plus Win a Kindle HDX

October 29, 2014

Litfuse Presents….

The Promise

by Beth Wiseman

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The Promise

Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.

Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.

Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfi ll her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.

Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?

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

MY THOUGTS ON THIS BOOK

The first thing I loved about this book is that it is based on a true story. Though I would have been horrified if I had know someone who actually went through this horrible situation. And I hope this story will make people think before they trust anyone on the internet, not just someone in another country. But Mallory was so determined to save a life, that she would do anything to accomplish her goal. I thought Mallory acted so very immature in actually going through with marrying someone in another country, in name only, just to save his daughter. She knew nothing about this man, and didn’t even have him thoroughly check out before she went traipsing off across the world to marry the guy. I’m not sure if I see her as the heroin in this story or not. I think Tate is more the hero, because he loved Mallory enough to go after her, despite the dangers he could face.

Beth Wiseman is one of the best author’s I’ve read, and I love every book she writes. They all just seem to get better and better!! There is so much in this book, so much emotion, so many feelings, that I just don’t know where to go with them, so I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and read it for your own enjoyment!!

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.

Beth Wiseman

{More About Beth Wiseman}

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series–“Seek Me With All Your Heart”–was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.

Find out more about Beth at http://bethwiseman.com.
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In a daring new novel, Beth Wiseman jumps way outside the box. The Promise will take readers far away from Amish country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, this is the book Beth has been working toward for a long time.

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Curious? Click here to read the reviews, and be sure to enter Beth’s Kindle HDX giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Promise by Beth Wiseman

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced November 10th here.

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