Inside Your Heaven: Inspiring Stories of the After Life by April Natale

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Book Details:

​Book Title:  Inside Your Heaven: Inspiring Stories of the After Life by April Natale
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  244 pages
Genre: Spiritual
Publisher:  April Natale (self-published)
Release date:  July 28 2021
Content Rating:  PG: Some Mature Content

Book Description:

This book affirms our loved ones are always here with us. If you suffer the deep grief of losing loved ones, or suspect connecting with spirits is possible, or remain fascinated by otherworldly premonitions, dreams, or
signs, you will be inspired by this book! Follow along as April comes to terms with her own childhood trauma and grows into her vocation, first as a nurse, then as a Psychic Medium. In this book she shares stories about:

  • Gianna and Vanessa overcome the painful loss of their mothers.
  • Elena receives guidance and comfort from her Uncle and Grandmother
  • Ella’s Babcia (grandmother) helps her feel more beautiful, more loved, no longer abandoned.
  • Sammy’s loving parents help affirm her self-worth.
  • Leah Rae and Jenny receive closure and peace from the spirits of their deceased children

Other incredible stories await that will inspire you. You’ll also discover your own gifts and how to embrace your gifts. It will make you less fearful about death and more able to heal. So that you can live a more loving and purposeful life!

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Inside Your Heaven: Inspiring Stories of the After Life by April Natale is a book that Ms. Natale has written about what she believes about our loved ones and friends who have passed away, and what she believes about contacting those people we have lost. Natale has some interesting stories about people she has connected with who have left this world. I know there are a many different beliefs about this subject, so it’s really interesting to see others opinions. And I am not here to downplay anyone’s opinions or belief’s, we all certainly have the right to what we believe. For me, I chose to read and review Inside Your Heaven: Inspiring Stories of the After Life by April Natale, because I wanted to see what the author had to say about the afterlife. I have always been taught, and still believe that according to what the Bible says, this is something we should not practice, so therefore I don’t.  But this really doesn’t have anything to do about the author’s writing ability writing this book. I think Natale does a really nice job writing this book so that readers can understand what she is trying to relay to her readers. And I know a lot of research was put into this book, as well the knowledge of this author over the years as a nurse and then the years of being a Psychic medium. If this is a subject you are curious about or want to know more about, this would be a great book for you to read. Natale has a wealth of information here in this book.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Meet the Author:

April Natale is a nurse and psychic medium, who has been seeing Spirit since she was a child and suffered from anxiety for years because she didn’t understand her gift. She eventually got help from an International spiritual healer, teacher, and author, Pat Longo, who taught her how to
understand and use her gifts. Soon April was channeling and relaying healing messages from the other side to people across the U.S. and now works with clients across the globe. She now does readings for clients to help  them deal with their grief and communicate with their loved ones who have crossed over. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, and you can reach her through her website.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Sep 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Sep 20 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Sep 21 – Books for Books – book review / guest post
Sep 21 – Leels Loves Books  – book review / giveaway
Sep 22 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Sep 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Sep 26 – Just Another Mother With Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 27 – Fur Everywhere – book review / giveaway
Sep 28 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Sep 30 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / author interview / giveaway

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Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson

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Fallout by Carrie Sturat Parks

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Fallout by Carrie Stuart Parks September 12 – October 7, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

My Rating: FiveStars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ABOUT THE BOOK

Her carefully crafted life is about to be demolished.

After a difficult childhood, Samantha Williams craves simplicity: jigsaw puzzles, lectures at the library, and the students she adores in her role as an elementary art teacher in the dusty farming community of LaCrosse, Washington.

But when an SUV crashes into the school where she teaches, her entire world is upended. She manages to keep all of the children safe, but her car isn’t so lucky. Oddly, her purse—containing her driver’s license, credit cards, and other identification—is missing from the wreckage.

After authorities discover that the driver in the school accident was shot seconds before the crash, Samantha quickly becomes entangled in increasingly strange events that have her looking over her shoulder.

Samantha has long tried to forget the tragedy of her past, but the twisting maze she discovers between the murdered driver, a deadly secret government project, and an abandoned town can’t be ignored. Those involved are determined to keep these secrets buried, and they’ll use any means necessary to stop Samantha’s search for truth.

Praise for Fallout:

“An intriguing story based on events around a part of Washington. Tight timeline with tons of action. Twists and turns that will keep readers engaged and guessing. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who want a whisper of romance included with the mystery.”

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When Samantha sees the SUV that’s about to crash into her classroom all she can think of is to yell for her students to get out.and thankfully her quick thinking saved the lives of all the children. But her purse didn’t pan out do well, in fact it’s gone! And the SUV driver didn’t make it out of the crash.

Wow! Carrie Parks sure does start off with a bang with her new novel Fallout. Samantha wasn’t sure what to think, especially when she finds her purse is gone, so no keys to her house, but she couldn’t go there anyway. When things started happening that couldn’t be explained, Samantha started getting a little uneasy. And after a while she downright fearful. Where is this fear coming from? Does Samantha have a secret past? I guess reading the book will tell you. And the twists and turns had my head spinning so much, by the time I had one thing figured out something else is happening. I was having a hard time figuring everything out. But I love it!! I always love a good suspense that will knock me off my feet abd this one did. I was so glued to Fallout that I couldn’t stop reading. It’s difficult to give any more information out because I’ll end up telling you something you don’t need to hear until you read it. So I’ll just say check out this book!! Carrie Stuart Parks does an awesome job writing suspense novels. I don’t get to review many of her books but I love it when I can. Hope you will enjoy this one as much as I did! For me, this is Five Stars!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: September 13th 2022
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0785239855 (ISBN13: 9780785239857)
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The Prickly Problem: Dr. Pete the Porcupine by Cheryl DaVeiga

Join us for this tour from Sep 13 to Oct 11, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Prickly Problem: Dr. Pete the Porcupine by Cheryl DaVeiga
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  44 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
PublisherWaterhole Productions LLC
Release date:   January, 2021
Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.

Book Description:

Quirky, magic-potion-making Dr. Pete the Porcupine finds himself in a sticky situation, perplexed by a terribly tricky case. Beloved by his desert neighbors for always fixing their prickliest problems, has Dr. Pete finally found a prickly problem he can’t solve? Follow Dr. Pete through this heartwarming tale as he and his desert friends learn the power of compassion, kindness, and friendship.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Prickly Problem: Dr. Pete the Porcupine by Cheryl DaVeiga is such a cute book. Dr. Pete Porcupine loved his desert neighbors, and was glad when he could solve their problems. One day Dr. Pete had a good day in the office, but all of his friends were waiting on him as he came out of his office. There was a problem with Cactus Jack, he was so mean and rude. But could Dr. Pete help Jack?

This is such an adorable children’s book. You child is sure to love Dr Pete and all of his desert friends. There’s Rhonda the Roadrunner, Liz the Lizard, and more as Dr. Pete solved their Prickly problems. And Luis Peres does an amazing job with the illustrations in this book. The colors of the animals match the animals and each one is so adorable. Who would think desert animals could look adorable, but these are! I think your child will love this book for their library. This is also an adorable book for any elementary school library as well as in any daycare. And it would be perfect for Dr. offices!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Valen and the Beast 1.1 by G. J. Kemp

Join Us for This Book Series Tour:  Sep 6 to Oct 17, 2022

Book Series Details:

Book Series Title: THE ACRE SERIES by G.J. Kemp
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +)
Genre:  Epic Fantasy
Publisher:  TB5 Publishing
Release date:   January 2022,  May 2022, June 2022, August 2022
Content Rating:  PG for a few fight scenes.

Book Series Description:

From their windows, balconies, and gardens, the residents of the land of Acre stare north at the ominous black clouds that crawl across their beloved skies, overshadowing their homes. Under the clouds, a darkness has befallen the majestic City of Lynn.

Within the city, a cornered Queen, once true and just, now plays a game of cat and mouse with the races of Acre. Each season, as the Queen fights for control, the ‘Unknowns’ from the North approach. With them comes the stench of evil, fear, and death.

But… there is hope. A lost legend now awakened.

A set of dormant orbs lay in the gnarled hands of an old man. One by one, the dull orbs spark and swirl to life. Somewhere within the City of Lynn, the scroll of equals remains hidden. It’s text, supplied by the gods, awaits the chosen who may one day save the land of Acre.

Or so the legend says.

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The Acre Series: Juno and the Lady, Book One

Join Us for This Book Series Tour:  Sep 6 to Oct 17, 2022

Book Series Details:

Book Series Title: THE ACRE SERIES by G.J. Kemp
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +)
Genre:  Epic Fantasy
Publisher:  TB5 Publishing
Release date:   January 2022,  May 2022, June 2022, August 2022
Content Rating:  PG for a few fight scenes.

Book Series Description:

From their windows, balconies, and gardens, the residents of the land of Acre stare north at the ominous black clouds that crawl across their beloved skies, overshadowing their homes. Under the clouds, a darkness has befallen the majestic City of Lynn.

Within the city, a cornered Queen, once true and just, now plays a game of cat and mouse with the races of Acre. Each season, as the Queen fights for control, the ‘Unknowns’ from the North approach. With them comes the stench of evil, fear, and death.

But… there is hope. A lost legend now awakened.

A set of dormant orbs lay in the gnarled hands of an old man. One by one, the dull orbs spark and swirl to life. Somewhere within the City of Lynn, the scroll of equals remains hidden. It’s text, supplied by the gods, awaits the chosen who may one day save the land of Acre.

Or so the legend says.

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Tour & Giveaway Improbable MD by Dr. Derek J. Robinson

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotoins. The Literary Lobbyist will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

In Improbable MD, Dr. Derek J. Robinson traces his unlikely journey from fishing on the bayous of Louisiana, to an ER and helicopter flight physician in Chicago, to leadership in some of the US’ largest health care organizations.

The grandson of a sharecropper and son of a single mother, Derek grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Shreveport, LA. A graduate of the city’s public schools, he saw first-hand the difference that access to quality education and health care made within his own family. He shares how his dream of being a doctor became a reality, despite the odds, and why he believes mentoring and investing in young people is vital to the health of our nation.

Robinson takes the reader inside the ER, where he has treated victims of gun violence and shares how spilt-second clinical decisions and the trust of his patients, shaped his appreciation for being a doctor, But, even with many years of training, he exposes how it feels to reach the limits of what he can offer patients and even shares the pain and lessons he has learned from the illness and loss of family members. Beyond the walls of the ER, Dr. Robinson explains how we became a business leader in health care and influential voice in boardrooms.

Through sharing his inspirations and tribulations, Dr. Robinson inspires readers to push beyond both self-doubt and external obstacles to pursue their dreams. In telling his story, he shares the roles that faith, friendship, love, and fatherhood have played in his life, and he hopes to motivate readers to chart their own journeys to successful and fulfilling lives.

About the Author:

Derek J. Robinson is a board-certified physician in Emergency Medicine. He is vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, a division of Health Care Service Corporation – the nation’s largest non-investor owned health insurance company. In this role, he leads the care management operations division and serves as the company’s primary health care expert.

Dr. Robinson continues to provide clinical care to patients in the ER at the University of Illinois Chicago where he is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine. His unique perspective on the complexities of healthcare, including his past service as a health care federal regulator, have enabled him to influence the transformation of health care for Americans. He has been featured on WTTW, WMAQ, WLS-TV, BNC, and other news outlets discussing important health care issues and social topics.

A native of Shreveport, LA. Dr. Robinson resides in Chicago, IL with his wife and two sons. When he is not working, he enjoys swimming, cycling, fishing, and spending time outdoors. For more on Derek Robinson and his memoir Improbable MD visit: http://www.DrDerekRobinson.com

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Where You Are & How to Get There by Nolan Ryan Recker

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The Locksmith Trilogy Book Three by Paul Briggs

Locksmith’s War

The Locksmith Trilogy Book Three

by Paul Briggs

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GENRE: YA Sci-fi (Young Adult, Science Fiction_

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Blurb:

For Lachlan Smith, learning the secret of the apocalypse was the easy part.

Ever since Locksmith found the portal to the future, he has been wondering who or what was responsible for the empty, uninhabited world he found.

Now he knows—and now he has to fight them.

He thought he had fifteen years in which to prevent the extinction of the human species.

Now, he has only hours.

When the portal is stolen by a cabal of dangerous fanatics, his mother and many of his friends are trapped on the other side. Now the enemy is after him, and the only way to thwart their genocidal plan is to retake the portal and hold it—at both ends.

With very little time left, a handful of allies who don’t trust each other, almost no chance of success and the survival of humanity itself at stake… Locksmith is going to war.

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Excerpt :

This was a storm     with everything on it

This was a storm with everything on it.

Rain? Thick billowing sheets of it sweeping over the landscape.

Wind? Lots of it, making the rain fall at something like a 45-degree angle. If you went out there with an umbrella, it’d be inside out before you could get to shelter.

Thunder and lightning? There was so much of both, there wasn’t any point trying to do that one-banana two-banana thing for figuring out how far away the lightning was. You couldn’t tell which thunderclap belonged to which lightning stroke.

The only thing missing was hail. Lock tried not to think too much about this, in case he jinxed it and big chunks of ice starting falling from the sky.

Ultralights weren’t meant to fly in the rain. Lock wasn’t too clear on what would happen if you tried it. Heather had never even tried to teach him how. The planes could handle a slight drizzle, but this was not a slight drizzle.

Lock turned and went back down the stairs. Just past the door to the attic, he met Luther.

“What are you still doing here? Go!” said the detective.

Lock ran back. I didn’t actually tell him about the rain. Maybe I should have. Another failure to communicate. He’d hoped he was done with those.

Then he thought And if I had, what would he have said? “So much for that, let’s all go home and try again tomorrow?” This isn’t a track meet, this is a heist. You can’t just reschedule it. 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

In addition to writing books, Paul Briggs has worked as a newspaper editor, court reporter’s assistant, and audio transcriber. In his spare time (when he has any) he sometimes performs in community theater, most recently taking on the roles of Bottom, Petruchio, Macbeth, Rosalind, and Richard III in a Shakespeare compilation. An Eastern Shore native who grew up in Chestertown, Maryland, Paul earned a BA in English from Washington College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland – College Park. 

He is the author of several short plays, including the award-winning The Worst Super Power Ever and The Picture of Health.  He is also writing the sequel to his 2018 science fiction novel Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise, which vividly imagines the dislocations that follow when the Arctic Sea ice finally melts and the Chesapeake Bay is drowned by the effects of climate change.

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LIFEMARK MOVIE-DON’T MISS IT!

David’s comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she’s only held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from his past. From executive producers Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers—creators of War Room and Fireproof—comes LIFEMARK, based on an incredible true story that celebrates adoption, reconciliation, and love.

JIMMY | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KIRK CAMERON

Kirk is known by millions as Mike Seaver from the hit 1980’s sitcom, Growing Pains. Since then, he’s invested his time and energy into faith and family-focused films, TV shows, and live events. Kirk’s newest documentary is The Homeschool Awakening and his new TBN talk show, Takeaways, airs weekly.RAPHAEL RUGGERODAVID RAPHAEL RUGGER O Raphael is an actor, singer, musician, and filmmaker from Minnesota who began acting at age 11. While playing David in LIFEMARK is his first movie role, Raphael has worked on several other faith and family films, including Into The Spotlight, Running The Bases, and Camp Hideout—all releasing soon.REBECCA ROGERS NELSONSUSAN REBECCA ROGERS NELSON Rebecca and her husband Durrell Nelson own the award-winning Beautiful Feet Productions, with a mission to write, direct, and produce films celebrating family and giving hope of redemption. In addition to playing Susan in LIFEMARK, her upcoming films include An Unlikely Angel and Eleanor’s Bench.ALEX KENDRICKSHAWN | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ALEX KENDRICK Alex has dedicated his life to following Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known. After serving in church ministry for 20 years, he now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers Stephen and Shannon. Alex directed and co-wrote Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, and more.DAWN LONGMELISSA DAWN LONG Dawn grew up active in creative arts and the great outdoors. After years of actor studios, commercials, shorts, and feature films (including Treasure Lies and Take Two), her focus is playing inspiring characters in quality films that take people to new places and help change lives for the better.JUSTIN STERNERNATE JUSTIN STERNER pJustin is an actor and filmmaker based in Atlanta. In addition to playing Nate in LIFEMARK, he’s in three other upcoming movies. He has produced and directed a faith-based, teen sci-fi show. He and his wife Amber own an acting studio for young people. Justin enjoys traveling with Amber and cooking.KIRK CAMERONJIMMY | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KIRK CAMERON Kirk is known by millions as Mike Seaver from the hit 1980’s sitcom, Growing Pains. Since then, he’s invested his time and energy into faith and family-focused films, TV shows, and live events. Kirk’s newest documentary is The Homeschool Awakening and his new TBN talk show, Takeaways, airs weekly.

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Giveaway and Tour Freerunner by Kathy Cassel

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  • About the Book

Book: Freerunner

Author: Kathy Cassel

Genre: YA

Release date: March, 2022

Set against the backdrop of the sport of freerunning, Kia must decide whether she will continue running or face her past abuser in order to save another child.

Night is Kia’s favorite time, when she freeruns to outdistance the memories of abuse she suffered as a young child. But when former reality television star Terrence Jones arrives at their school as the new head track coach, things begin to change in unpredictable ways. Kia tries out for the team to fit in, but just as she’s gaining a new sense of normal, her abuser steps back into her life. Not only that, but being on the track team causes even more turmoil. Why does the assistant coach, Cassandra Clark, dislike Terrence Jones so much, and even more troubling, why does Coach Clark dislike her so much? As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, Kia realizes she has to choose between running from her past or saving a child from the same sort of abuse she suffered. But will she have the courage to do so?

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And now an Interview with the author

1. Why choose the genre you are writing?

I love YA books, but most of the books I was checking out from the library had themes of depression, suicide, death and so on. I quickly realized the books didn’t offer any real answers or hope, and I felt a strong call to switch from devotion books to fiction that would reach teens with the message that no matter what has happened in their lives God has a plan for them. There is always hope. And there is healing. If they walk away from the story with any sense of hope or that God cares, then my book has succeeded in its mission. But to keep them reading, I try to create interesting characters and add action and a little suspense to each story.

2. Why fiction instead of non-fiction?

I believe in the healing power of story. My stories are issue based. If the reader isn’t going through the same thing as my main character, then it can simply be an escape to another place for a while. If they are facing that issue, the story gives the reader a character to relate to and lets her know she is not alone. It’s also a springboard to discuss what is happening in the reader’s life.

My goal is that Freerunner will be a good resource for girls who have been molested or worst. That by reading the book they will find the courage to speak out and get help.

3.Where is your favorite setting for a story you have written? 

I have three YA stories and am currently working on an underwater crime scene investigation book.

4. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I know the milestones we need to reach, but the characters often decide how to get there themselves.

5. Which scene, character or plotline changed the most from first draft to published book?

This is an easy one because it happened fairly recently. I had almost finished A Thousand Lies, a story where a girl runs away to NYC to try and find her birth mother. Her father had died in prison. Then I sent my fiction coach this message, “What if Bailey’s birth dad didn’t die in prison, but comes after here?” I had to revise the whole story, but it’s a much stronger story now.

6. If I write a review of your book, what do you want to hear?

Move over John Green, here’s an issue-based, faith-based book that not only has realistic characters, a solid plot, action, and suspense, but it also offers hope and healing.

7. Where is your favorite vacation getaway?

New York City with my kids. There are so many different kinds of things to do that it’s a different experience every time. But we also like Bryson City where we tube, raft, and just hang out.

About the Author

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Kathy Cassel is author of more a dozen fiction and non-fiction titles for preteens and teens, including 2021 Selah Award finalist Freerunner and the iParenting award winner Christian Girls Guide series. Kathy has lived on three different continents with her USAF husband, has eight children, five adopted from Haiti and the United States, and six grandchildren. To better relate to her characters, she enjoys learning their skills such as whitewater rafting, scuba diving, and riding a motorcycle, but draws the line at sky diving.

More from Kathy

For many years I wrote devotion books for preteens and early teens. I tried to make the devotions both fun and interesting. I wanted preteens and early teens to see that the Bible is relevant to them today. But I realized that the readers I most wanted to reach weren’t likely to pick up the Bible or a daily devotion book. But they might read a story. These are the teens who are hurting inside. Those who have been abused, neglected, bullied, abandoned, or who  face challenges. Those who may have lost hope and who need healing. Those who need to realize that God still has a plan for them no matter what has happened.

So I turned to writing faith-based, issue-based young adult books. It hasn’t been easy. There are a multitude of issue based books in the general market, but these can be graphic and offer little hope or healing, yet they are snatched off the shelves and are some of the most popular books. Mine are not graphic and mention God throughout the book. They are not likely to reach library shelves. So the challenge is to get them into the hands of the readers who most need them.

Freeerunner is about a 15-year-old girl who is sexually molested/abused (I never give details so readers can interpret what happened based on their own knowledge and experiences) by a family member when she is only six. She doesn’t get help. No one talks about it. So when the abuser walks back into her life now that she’s 15, she has a lot of unresolved feelings. For adults reading this book, the story may trigger negative feelings or bring up a painful past. But don’t let that turn you away from the book because it may be a powerful resource for those experiencing what Kia did. For teens, the book gives them a character they can relate to. The story lets them know they are not alone and don’t need to suffer in isolation. Like Kia they may find the courage to finally speak out and get help. And they may come to realize that God has an amazing plan for them no matter their past.

So for some the book may simply be an entertaining sports story, while for others it can be a springboard to talk about their own problems. I am hoping this book will become a resource for parents, counselors, pastors, youth leaders, Sunday School teachers, and librarians to share with teen readers.

And above all, I hope the story is a source of hope and healing to those who need it.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, September 3

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 4

Through the Fire Blogs, September 5 (Author Interview)

Naked and Unashamed, September 6

For Him and My Family, September 7

Splashes of Joy, September 8 (Author Interview)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 9

Inklings and notions, September 10

Spoken from the Heart, September 11 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, September 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 12

Vicky Sluiter, September 13 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 13

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 14

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 15

Blogging With Carol, September 16

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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Books-A-Million Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Giveaway Tour The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine by Joe Fisher

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Join Us for This Book Series Tour:  Aug 22 to Sep 9, 2022

Book Series Details:

Book Series Title: The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8)
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Release date:   May 2017,  August 2021
Content Rating:  G for children.

Books in the Series:

Book Details:

Book TitleRusty the Forgotten Fire Engine (The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine) by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8), 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Release date:   May 2017
Content Rating:  G for children.  

 
Book Description:

When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the-Sea needs a new
fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine becomes the joy of the children in town and the pride of the fireman and townspeople alike.

But after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Sad and forlorn Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a summer like no other Rusty saves the day in a most surprising and unusual way.

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine tells the story of a fire engine and the fireman and boy who love him. It is a lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told, that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Whimsical illustrations create an air of fantasy, drawing children into Rusty’s world while stimulating their imaginations as they follow Rusty’s journey from hero to outcast and back again.

​The surprise ending brings the tale to a heart-warming and satisfying conclusion that reveals all things
have hidden value that is waiting to be released. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss, transformation and redemption.

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A Reservoir Man by L.J. Ambrosio

Join Us For This Tour From:  Sep 6 to Sep 26 

Book Details:

Book Title:  A Reservoir Man by L.J. Ambrosio
CategoryAdult Fiction (18+), 340 pages
GenreFictionalized Memoir
Publisher: Self-Published, Amazon
Publication Date: May 25, 2022.
Content Rating: PG-13 +M: There is a few explicit sex scenes, some mentions of sexual abuse, some bad language

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Giveaway and Tour for Call My Name by Jenni Ogden

Join us for this tour from Aug 18 to Sep 14, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Call My Name: A Novel by Jenni Ogden
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  384 pages
Genre:  Literary/Women’s/Bookclub Fiction
Publisher:  Sea Dragon Press
Release date:   April 2020
Formats Available for Review: print (USA only), ebook (MOBI FILE
(FOR KINDLE), EPUB, PDF, NetGalley download), audiobook (Findaway
download, NetGalley download)
Tour dates: Aug 18 to Sep 14, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M: Has
childbirth/abortion/adoption/surrogacy themes, the brief description of a rape in the past by a Japanese guard of a prisoner in a POW camp in Sumatra in WWII (not explicit but of course disturbing and violent). A mention of cannabis smoking when characters are young, mild in-context use of f-word and other expletives.

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Tour and Giveaway for Waiting in the Wings by Tiffany Haas

Join us for this tour from Sep 6 to Sep 26, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title:  Waiting in the Wings: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond by Tiffany Haas
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  273 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date:  April 23, 2019
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Tiffany Haas knows how to make it on Broadway. After 72 rejections in a row she finally landed a role in Broadway’s long-running smash hit Wicked and later became “Glinda the Good.” Now she wants to share her advice for starting and nurturing a career in the theater. Waiting in the Wings is the essential guide for anyone who wants to have a theatrical career, whether they’re complete newbies or already have some professional credits.

Based on everything she learned on her journey to New York, including 10 years on Broadway, Tiffany shares the information that you need to succeed in theater. Everyone’s path is a little bit different, but the principles for success are always the same. With advice on auditions, how to become the performer they want to hire, developing relationships with cast mates, finding a reputable agent, the importance of reputation, and the best way to shape and build your career, Tiffany covers every aspect of the business. You’ll learn what it takes to be successful and where to best spend your time and effort as you navigate the “great mystery” of pursuing musical theater.

​In an industry that is famed for its insider secrets, Tiffany draws back the curtain, giving readers the knowledge and tools they need to follow their dreams. If you’re one of those people Waiting in the Wings for a big Broadway career, Tiffany Haas’s book is the one resource you need to land a big role, stand in front of those footlights and let it go!

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Waiting in the Wings: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond by Tiffany Haas is the book for anyone thinking about finding an acting career. In this book, Tiffany Haas does a fabulous job laying out in detail what it takes to pursue any job that had to do with acting or preforming in any way. Haas gives real life experiences that has happened to her from the time she started thinking about acting to her life now, and everything inbetween. One thing for sure is, you will find out just what those favorite actors of yours went through in order to be where they are today.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and everything Tiffany Hass endured leading up to her career.

It was fun reading about her ten years on Broadway playing Glinda the Good in Wicked. She talked of the good times and the times she had to show up for her job no matter what, and no matter how she felt. It’s hard to believe it took seventy two auditions and seventy two rejections in a row before Haas landed her role as Glinda on Wicked.

Haas also has so much advice in her book. She tells about auditions and preparing for them, about agents and managers, being persistent, avoiding scams, tips from a casting director, and so much more. This book is a must if you are thinking about being and actor or actress. It will save you a lot of time and headache. It is definitely worth the money you will spend. I highly recommend Waiting in the Wings and I am happy to give this book Five Stars.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

 

Meet the Author:

A Virginia native, Tiffany is a talented Broadway performer, concert vocalist, choreographer, author, designer and passionate entrepreneur and former Miss Ohio. In addition to her impressive 10-year career as “Glinda” in the Broadway and National Tour production of Wicked, she was the dance captain for the Tony Award-winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. She is the author of Waiting In The Wings: How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond and Founder & Artistic Director of Destination Broadway, the premier musical theatre training program for young aspiring performers. Throughout the years, her evolving career has spanned Broadway, Symphony concerts, pageants, and sharing her many talents with others through teaching. Tiffany’s students can be seen on The Disney Channel, Sesame Street, National Tours, Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, and are currently studying at some of the most prestigious conservatories and universities in the country.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram 

 
Tour Schedule:

Sep 6 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Sep 6 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 7 –Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Sep 7 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Sep 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Sep 9 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
Sep 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 13 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Sep 14 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 14 – KC Beanie Boos Collection – book review / giveaway
Sep 15 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Sep 16 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 20 – All Booked Up Reviews (instagram) – book review / giveaway
Sep 20 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 21 – @shangread_la – book review
Sep 21 – JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight
Sep 22 –Authors on iTours Podcast – book review
Sep 22 – Stephanie Jane – book review / giveaway
Sep 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 26 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway

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A Sojourner’s Solace by Jennifer Sienes

 

About the Book

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Book: A Sojourner’s Solace

Author: Jennifer Sienes

Genre: Women’s Christian Fiction/ Romance

Release date: July 12, 2022

Is an old love letter the key to her past… and her future?

When Kate Mallory’s mother is killed in a tragic car accident, she’s left with nothing but dead-end jobs, an on-again, off-again boyfriend, and a craving for something… more.

Despondent, she clears out her mom’s apartment and discovers an old love letter from a William Wheaton of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Could this be the father her mom refused to discuss? With nothing left to lose, she decides to find out.

Noah Wheaton honed the gift of discernment the hard way—through a twenty-year military career and an unfaithful ex-fiancé. So, when gutsy Kate Mallory shows up at the family restaurant and applies for a waitressing job, his internal lie-detector flies off the charts. Why would a native New Yorker seek out a job in small-town Tennessee? Whatever she’s up to, messing with his family is not an option.

Kate could never have imagined that a spontaneous journey to search out an absentee dad was not spontaneous after all. A force bigger than both Kate and Noah is at work, and they may get more than they bargained for.

 

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Kate Mallory is pretty much left with nothing concrete in her life after her mom was killed in a horrific car accident. Having to do a job no one wants, cleaning out her mom’s stuff, Kate finds and old love letter. Could this possibly be her dad? The dad mom refused to tell her about? This sent Kate on a journey to see  the person who sent the letter, William Wheaton of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Just what would Kate find in Tennessee? 

This is such a wonderful book. My heart hurt for Kate as she tries to find a dad she has wondered about all her life. It wasn’t as easy as she hoped it would be. Kate applies for a job that just happens to be the Wheaton family restaurant. Noah is immediately suspicious of her because he doesn’t trust women so much. But you really need to read this Novella to find out more, and find out if Kate is on the right track to finding her long lost dad. It’s really a quick wonderful read. I highly encourage you to check this one out. I am happy to give A Sojourner’s Solace Five Stars.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

About the Author

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Jennifer Sienes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education, but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, romance and writing—and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. Her daughter’s TBI and brother’s suicide inspired two of her three novels. Although fiction writing is her real love, she’s had several non-fiction pieces published in anthologies including several in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has two grown children and one very spoiled Maltese. California born and raised, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.

 

More from Jennifer

I grew up with three sisters and a brother, and although life could be chaotic and a little crowded, I can’t imagine any other childhood. We spent summers camping with my grandparents and great uncles, and holidays with lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles. Being part of a large family was central to my life. I thought about this as I created the Wheaton family for my Bedford County summer novella. Four siblings—two sons and two daughters—who often rub each other the wrong way, but at the same time, would lay down their lives for one another.

 

Noah is the oldest sibling in the Wheaton clan—retired military who’s been badly burned by a woman in the past. Trust doesn’t come easy, and he’s as loyal to his family as they come. Born and raised in the small Middle Tennessee town of Bell Buckle, he’s not a fan of the big city—or of people from the big city. His family owns and operates a restaurant in a nearby town where everybody knows everybody. He’s suspicious of outsiders, especially those of the female persuasion.

 

And that’s where our heroine, Kate Mallory, comes in. A native New Yorker, raised by a single mother, she never knew who her father was. She arrives in Bell Buckle on a quest to find what she’s missed all her life—family. What she discovers is far more than she bargained for, and her mother’s words come back to haunt her—“Be careful what you wish for.”

 

You may wonder why I chose New York City for Kate’s upbringing. My son lived in Tokyo for five years—a city of almost 14 million people. He told me on several occasions that living there, he never felt more alone or isolated. I wanted Kate in A Sojourner’s Solace to experience the same thing. Plopped into Middle Tennessee, she discovers a world as foreign to her as Tokyo was to my son—just in the opposite way.

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Thr celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card & a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Tour and Giveaway for Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine

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Join Us for This Book Series Tour:  Aug 22 to Sep 9, 2022~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Book Series Details:

Book Series Title: The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8)
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Release date:   May 2017,  August 2021
Content Rating:  G for children.

Books in the Series:

Book Details:Book TitleRusty the Forgotten Fire Engine (The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine) by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8), 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Release date:   May 2017
Content Rating:  G for children.  

 
Book Description:When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the-Sea needs a new
fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine becomes the joy of the children in town and the pride of the fireman and townspeople alike.

But after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Sad and forlorn Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a summer like no other Rusty saves the day in a most surprising and unusual way.

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine tells the story of a fire engine and the fireman and boy who love him. It is a lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told, that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Whimsical illustrations create an air of fantasy, drawing children into Rusty’s world while stimulating their imaginations as they follow Rusty’s journey from hero to outcast and back again.

​The surprise ending brings the tale to a heart-warming and satisfying conclusion that reveals all things
have hidden value that is waiting to be released. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss, transformation and redemption.

 BUY THE BOOK:
Joe Fisher Books
Amazon
iBook ~ KOBO
add to goodreads

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine by Joe Fisher is a story about the small town of Someport-by-the-Sea needing a fire engine, so they finally voted to buy one. Everyone was so happy about their lovely red fire engine that they named him Reddy because he was so bright red and was always ready to go. Reddy the fire engine was always the one to start the 4th of July parade, which was a big deal. Until the day every realized Reddy was old and Rusty, and his new name they gave him was Rusty. This lasted on for a while, and there were lots of changes in the small town, and Rusty was still there. Doing what? Well, you can read the book to find out.

First of all, this book is hardcover with a dust jacket, and has the cutest story with illustrations that give you a smile with their beautiful colors. I think any child would love this book because it is so beautiful inside and out. The book is so very nice.

Then its the sweet story. I always love when stories are written about bringing different things to life, and this is just what we find in The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine. I love that Rusty is given a name and is part of the community. Even when he was almost forgotten, he was still part of the community. There is a valuable lesson here for every child, and every person really. It is that you are never Forgotten, no matter what situation you are in. You may not be the top person in your class, but you won’t be forgotten. This story gets Five Stars from me. I hope you will check this story out for yourself. This book would be wonderful in any school or classroom Library or your child’s personal library.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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In Theater’s Sept. 2, Gigi and Nate Get NOW

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Hope…And The Hedgehog by Tom Vaughan

Join us for this tour from August 15 to September 2, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book Title:  Hope…And The Hedgehog by Tom Vaughan
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  100 pages
Genre: Philosophy/Spirituality/New-Age
Publisher:  Choir Press
Release date:  May 2022
Content Rating:  G. It has no swearwords or sex scenes.

Book Description:

Hope…. And The Hedgehog is a ‘pocketbook philosophy for the present age’, a digestible exploration of the meaning of life which aims to unpick the big questions most of us spend our lives avoiding: how did life begin, how does it end, and what happens to us after we die?

Is there life after death? Is there a higher power? Or, is life one big cosmic accident; a clash of particles and atoms and one big bang? Tom looks instead at the power of faith and spirituality which he separates from religion. While he does not attempt to present any definitive argument, he looks at all sides, gathering thoughts from history’s most influential philosophers and scientists.

He makes the proposition that, between only two possible explanations for the existence of life, there is a greater likelihood of the one over the other. He believes in the importance of opening up our minds and finding more of a sense of purpose and direction in life – a view that, as we look towards a post-lockdown future, will resonate with many people.

“I chose the book’s title Hope … and the Hedgehog because hope is one of the principal drivers we resort to as human beings when confronted with a challenge to which there is no obvious solution. In the case of this book, that challenge is a very prickly issue: how we came into existence. It is an issue that we are all drawn to, but at the same time we do not want to handle or investigate too closely. Like the proverbial elephant in the room, we know that little hedgehog is there, we just prefer to leave it be – even if, in the end, there is no avoiding it.”  – Tom Vaughan, May 2022. 

 BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Hope… and The Hedgehog by Tom Vaughan is a book Vaughan had extensively researched to answer difficult questions like, Is there life after death? And is there a God who has control of our lives after we die?  Vaughan doesn’t try to point you to one thing. Instead he takes what he has found on the subject.If this is a subject you are interestes in, or maybe you have questions about these issues, I encourage you to read this book. Othes may be like me and have it all settled. I don’t need to worry about any of this because of my faith in God and I know what will happen to me, its all settled for me. Read through this book, and while you are reading I hope you can find a peace that will settle it all for you as well. I like the name of this book, it kinda throws you off a bit about what it really is about, but it’s a very clever name!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Meet the Author:

Tom’s life has come full circle from his first career as co-founder of the successful chain of Juliana’s discotheques, which he
started in the 60’s and grew to be the world’s largest entertainment group of its type at the time, with offices in London, New York,
Singapore and Sidney. With no scientific, philosophical or theological training and few school qualifications but armed with heaps of life experience as an entrepreneur, Tom switches gear with his latest work Hope…And The Hedgehog to take on the role of ‘everyman philosopher’, creating a new book that makes people stop and think.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook


Tour Schedule:

​Aug 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 16 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 17 –@bookswithstace – book review
Aug 22 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 24 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 26 – @just_another_mother_with_books – book review
Aug 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Aug 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 30 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 31 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 2 – Kam’s Place – book review

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The Last Way Home by Liz Johnson

Author: Liz Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Prince Edward Island Shores #2
Release Date: August 2, 2022

Every broken thing can be made beautiful again

When Eli Ross left Prince Edward Island to join the NHL, he left a broken family behind. More than a decade later, he’s headed home to an uncertain welcome. He wants to make things right with the family he wronged, but his mom’s business partner isn’t making it easy. To top it off, the coaching job he takes turns out to be more of a challenge than he anticipated.

For years, Violet Donaghy has put everything she had into making Eli’s mom’s ceramics shop a success, and she’s not eager to forgive the man who hurt the family that’s taken her in as one of their own. But when the kiln at the shop starts a fire that nearly destroys the studio, she’ll need all the help she can get to save the business and their summer income.

When Eli and Violet come together, they must find the strength to mend the broken pieces of the Ross family–and to heal their own hearts.


MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Eli Rossis back on Prince Edward Island after a decade of playing professional hockey, but will his family accept him back or shut the door in his face? The Last Way Home by Liz Johnson has all of the answers and more.

Violet Donaghy is not happy at all that Eli shows up. She has worked with his mom in their business and knows the hurt she has endured over her son. Of course Violet doesn’t know Eli because she shows up in town after he left, and now she is part of the family. She has worked with Eli’s mom in her ceramic shop faithfully and doesn’t need Eli there, that is until a fire almost destroys the place. Then she needs Eli’s help. Will they get along enough to work on the ceramic shop?

I love Liz Johnson’s books and have read all of them so far! I feel like I have visited Prince Edward Island just reading her books. And this one is no different, I enjoyed the trip back to the island and my friends there. I immediately felt sorry for Eli and my Mama’s heart knows how his mom felt. The tension between Eli and Violet ever simmer down a bit? I love the characters and the homey feeling feeling of the family. I felt I was a part of them from the beginning. The plot has a nice flow to it and there is enough happening that I didn’t want to put the book down. The Last Way Home by Liz Johnson is for anyone who loves a clean sweet family read with faith running through the characters. I highly recommend this book. 

I received this book courtesy of Revell through Interviews & Reviews for my honest opinion.

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AUTHOR BIO

Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She’s a Christy Award finalist for The Red Door Inn and a three-time ACFW Carol Award finalist.

Liz is a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where she earned a degree in public relations.

Now a resident of Phoenix, she enjoys theater, live music, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.

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