CFBA PRESENTS …Paige Turned by Erynn Mangum

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Paige Turned

TH1NK (April 1, 2014)

by

Erynn MangumABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A few things about her:

So, if we were having this conversation in person, we would probably be hanging out at Starbucks or one of the cute coffeehouses in town. I’m nuts about all things coffee, I’m crazy about all things pink and girly, and I love, love, love the Food Network! I’m married to my best friend and the most amazing guy ever, Jon. He is amiable toward coffee, does not like anything pink or girly and tolerates the Food Network. So, we make a good match! In July 2010, we became parents to one of the funniest, cutest, sweetest little guys in the whole world (and nope, we aren’t biased at all!), our Nater-Tot, who is legally known as Nathan. Most days, I’m cleaning up messes, making goofy faces, trying to fit some writing in, and just LOVING the life that God has given me!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Despite her valiant efforts, Paige Alder seems stuck in chaos. Her new job as youth intern keeps her hopping from coffee shop to coffee shop all summer long, but at least she’s loving the one-on-one time she gets to spend with the girls. The unfortunate side-effect is that now, four weeks of laundry fills her apartment. Plus, she barely has time to help her sister and best friend with their weddings! And even worse? Something is definitely wrong between her and Tyler. She apologized for what he thought he saw happen with Luke. Can’t they move past it? Or could there be something he’s not telling her—something that could change everything?

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Paige Turned, go HERE.

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The Manual to Manhood by Jonathan Catherman from Revell Publishers

The Manual to Manhood

by Jonathan Catherman

Manhood

ABOUT THIS BOOK

How to gain respect, avoid embarrassment, and impress everyone!

As a man in the making, you’ll need to know how to do stuff. You also need a strong moral character to back up your new abilities. But who do you ask? If you want to have it all together, The Manual to Manhood is your go-to resource. With great illustrations and step-by-step instructions for almost everything a guy needs to know, this book shows you how to

· wear cologne correctly
· tie a tie
· grill a steak
· manage a credit card
· plan a date
· interview for a job
· ask for a reference
· clean a bathroom
· change a tire
· talk to a girl
· fold a shirt
· clear a sink drain
· behave during a traffic stop
· throw a football
· find a stud in a wall
· and tons more

The world needs confident and capable young men. With The Manual to Manhood, you’ll be well on your way to becoming one of the best.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Manual to Manhood is a really good book for the man in your life. This one went to my son to read and help with my review. Author Jonathan Caterman gives detailed instructions on how to do many things. And the humor he uses to teach these things is enjoyable and keeps readers interested in what he has to say. Even for those men who think they know is all, I think this book would enlighten them in many things they attempt to do.  I really thing there is something here for all men, because there is no special topic, Mr. Caterman does a fantastic job of hitting on everything from putting on cologne right to fixing things, from cleaning and doing household jobs to the correct way to go about a money paying job. It’s all here, ready for you to read and enjoy! Pick up your copy today for any man around you!

 I received this book from Revell Publishing 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
Jonathan Catherman is a leading education consultant and trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth. He speaks worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, teens, and young adults. As both a parent and a professional, Jonathan is committed to assisting young men in the making to experience success and significance as they mature into manhood and lifelong leadership. Jonathan, his bride, and their boys live in North Carolina. Learn more at http://www.jonathancatherman.com.

A Promise in Pieces by Emily T. Wierenga

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

A Promise in Pieces 

Abingdon Press (April 15, 2014) 

by 

Emily T. WierengaABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from the Author:

I’m Emily, and I’m honored and humbled to meet you, friend.

We’re all stumbling along on this journey and you can approach me about anything okay? I’m an open book, with dog-eared pages and a worn cover.

I’m mama to two boys, ages two and four, and married to a farm-boy-turned-math-teacher. We live in a small Dutch hamlet with three churches, one Co-Op and no stop lights. There are a lot of fields out here, there’s a lot of space and sky for breathing and running and writing.

We foster two boys in addition to our own two, and before I had kids, I took care of my Mum who had brain cancer. She fought back and has recovered, all glory to God, and my pastor-father still holds her hand while they go for daily walks.

I battled anorexia nervosa as a child, and then again as a newly married woman, and I write a lot about body image now and have a passion for women to learn to love themselves.

My husband and I have battled infertility and are currently trying to adopt our third child through the local Alberta government.

I hurt for the church, and believe in it, and pray for it, as I’ve grown up inside its walls and have heard its groanings.

I have a heart for Africa, particularly Uganda, and went there in January on a bloggers’ trip with World Help.

My favorite things to do are read literary novels, play guitar, snowboard, paint with oil and acrylics and hug my babies.

I am the author of two books on eating disorders, a novel releasing this spring, and a memoir coming out this summer.

I hope you’ll connect with me on FB: https://www.facebook.com/emilytwierenga, or if you prefer, Twitter: @emily_wierenga. I’d love to have a virtual glass of wine, or cup of coffee, with you.

Peace to you friends,

e.

ABOUT THE BOOK

After the end of World War II, Clara Kirkpatrick returns from the Women’s Army Corp to deliver a dying soldier’s last wishes: convey his love to his young widow, Mattie, with apologies for the missed life they had planned to share.

Struggling with her own post-war trauma, Clara thinks she’s not prepared to handle the grief of this broken family. Yet upon meeting Mattie, and receiving a baby quilt that will never cuddle the soldier’s baby, Clara vows to honor the sacrifices that family made.

Now a labor and delivery nurse in her rural hometown, Clara wraps each new babe in the gifted quilt and later stitches the child’s name into the cloth. As each new child is welcomed by the quilt, Clara begins to wonder whatever
happened to Mattie—and if her own life would ever experience the love of a newborn. Little does she know that she will have the opportunity to re-gift the special quilt—years later and carrying even greater significance than when it was first bestowed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Promise in Pieces, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Another book in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press, and another awesome story revolving around a special quilt! This quilt has a special meaning because many newborns were wrapped in this special quilt that nurse Clara has. As you read this story, you will laugh and cry as the story unfolds, and lives begin to change, and hurts heal. This is a sweet heartwarming story with a lot of aches and pains to go along with it. But I think you will enjoy it just as much as I did! And stay tuned for the next installment in this wonderful quilt series.

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 Lip Reading by Harry Kraus

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Lip Reading 

David C. Cook (March 1, 2014) 

by 

Harry KrausABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from Harry:

I started writing my first novel during my last year of surgery training at UK. I was a chief resident, and started writing Stainless Steal Hearts in a call room at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Lexington. It was a crazy time to write! I had a very demanding schedule, often spending days and nights in the hospital. I had two sons at that time, and I recognized the wisdom in my wife’s urging: “Now doesn’t seem the right time for this dream.”

My experience as a writer is far from typical. Having received my formal training in biology and chemistry and medicine, my only preparation for a writing career was a love for reading. The longest thing I’d written before my first novel was a term paper in undergraduate school. My first novel was accepted by Crossway Books and published in 1994, and it wasn’t until after I had FOUR published novels that I even opened a book of instruction about the craft of writing fiction. This is not what I recommend to others! Yes, I was successful, but I was bending the “rules” without knowing it. I had a natural talent for plotting, but I realize my initial success may have stunted my growth as a writer. I’d have made faster progress if I’d have gone to the fiction teachers sooner.

I have three sons: Joel, Evan, and Samuel. Look closely in all of my books and you’ll see them there. My lovely wife, Kris, provides the basic composition for all those beautiful, athletic, dedicated women in my novels.

ABOUT THE BOOK

She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself

She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.

 

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lip Reading, go HERE.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a fantastic read! I really enjoyed the story line, characters and the rolls they played as the story unfolded. There were good guys, and the not so good guys, but they were all so very intriguing and entertaining. The story kept my attention because of Becca and Noah’s  getting back together after many years of being apart, as well as the secrets and the high risks of working so high up in medical research, and in this case, trying to produce a fake blood that can take the place of real blood in transfusions. This keeps the story at a very fast pace, and all of the difficulties and troubles that happened throughout the book aided in the excitement.

Lip Reading would be awesome for those who enjoy fiction about medical life, or if you just like a good clean fiction to read, this is one you will enjoy. And I don’t want to leave out that the author does a great job of weaving God and the Christian life into the everyday life of the some of the characters. This was especially heartwarming for one of the characters in this book! Enjoy this read as much as I did!

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

 

Litfuse Presents A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson

 A Sensible Arrangement

by Tracie Peterson

A Sensible Arrangement 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A Lone Star Brides book.

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.
Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.
Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake’s yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty’s dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.

What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways… and dreams and secrets collide?

Purchase a copy and learn more at Tracie’s website.

Welcome to the campaign launch for Tracie Peterson’s 100th book! A Sensible Arrangement launches Tracie’s new Texas-based series, Lone Star Brides, that’s sure to please. As a special treat, devoted fans will be able to catch a glimpse of several popular characters from previous series.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I Love mail order brides, and I Love Tracie Peterson books so I knew this one was going to be awesome! And I was especially honored to review this, Ms. Peterson’s 100 book! Wow, what an accomplishment. I haven’t read them all but I plan too! Marty and Jake had an arranged marriage of convenience and the arrangement was mutual. But Marty had no idea the her life would change so drastically. With Jake being a bank manager, he had to keep a high profile, so it was a team of paid employees in the house and a personal maid to do things Marty was perfectly capable of taking care of herself. I really enjoyed each of these characters. the butler and the housekeeper kept me laughing throughout the book, and Alice and Marty had a special relationship. And Marty and Jake was just friends of course, or were they? They seemed to be enjoying all of the time they were spending together. But there were secrets, and when those secrets were revealed, what would happen then?

This entire book was so very enjoyable. Ms. Peterson is one of the best in storytelling, and it shows in this book. Oh and I didn’t mention the historical setting and the vivid descriptions of each scene, adding more pleasure to the book. This is a must read if you enjoy historical fiction. You surely do not want to miss this one.

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group 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

Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie’s Web site at http://www.traciepeterson.com.

 



Tracie is celebrating by giving away an iPad Mini and hosting a LIVE webcast event on 4/29.

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One winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini
  • A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 29th. Winner will be announced at the A Sensible Arrangement Live Webcast Event on April 29th. Connect with Tracie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tracie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

 
So grab your copy of A Sensible Arrangement and join Tracie and friends on the evening of April 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!

CFBA presets Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Maybelle In Stitches 

Abingdon Press (March 18, 2014) 

by 

Joyce MagninABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A word from the Author:

I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student–he’s a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me.

I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride.

One of my life’s desires is to meet Amy Grant so I can tell her she saved my life.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maybelle In Stitches, go HERE.

 

MY THOUGHTS

Maybelle is another book in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press. In this one, the quilt is an unfinished project in the attic of Maybelle’s attic. She decides to finish the quilt, but wasn’t expecting the surprising historical story this quilt had. And even more when working on this quilt helped Maybelle through very difficult time as she waits and hopes that her husband is still alive.

This is a very heartwarming story, and I love the effect the quilt had on Maybelle. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book an enjoy the cast of characters bringing this story to life. It is well worth it for the entertainment and enjoyment you will find here.  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

What Follows After by Dan Walsh….from Revell

What Follows After

by Dan Walsh….from Revell

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren’t, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.

For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they’ve actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they’ve even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie–to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.

Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt’s house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.

In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life–love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times and smile, because we’ll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.

“Dan is an artist and his canvas is the novel, where he uses different colors and hues of words to create a masterpiece. What Follows After is a story that will surely touch your heart and soul.”–John M. Wills, New York Journal of Books

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I became a huge Dan Walsh fan after I read his first book! And his books just keep getting better! I have to say that What Follows After is one of the best books I have read! Ever! Scott and Gina Harrison was separated, but not only were they living a lie, they forced their two boys to lie for them! In order to bring their parents together, the two boys decide to run away to their aunts house, and not come home until their parents were together again. But their plan ended in a terrible situation, and Scott and Gina were then forced to be together, and take a good look at their lives, and what they were doing to their boys. Was their happiness more important that the happiness of their children?

From the very first page, this story captured my heart and attention. The characters are so uniquely created and developed that they seem like part of your family! I kept thinking about praying for this family and the horrible situation they were in! I was scared for the boys, and annoyed at the parents because of what they expected their kids to do. But the important thing about this story is that author Dan Walsh weaves God’s Word and the importance of living for Him. And Mr. Walsh shows how God can take our mistakes, no matter how horrible they are and turn them around for His Glory. God does this in our lives when we give our situations to Him and trust Him to work through them. I thought of the Bible verse Romans 8:28 many times while reading this book. I was to really encourage you to pick up a copy of What Follows After by this amazing and gifted storyteller! Expect the tears to come, because they will, but you will find that this is a book well worth your time and money!

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

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion, as well as The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year (2011-2013). Dan lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. Visit http://www.danwalshbooks.com for more.

Sincerely Yours by Laurie Alice Eakes, Ann Shorey, Amanda Cabot and Jane Kirkpatrick…from Revell

Sincerely Yours

by Laurie Alice Eakes, Ann Shorey,

Amanda Cabot & Jane Kirkpatrick

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Four unexpected letters. Four intrepid women. Four lives changed forever.

Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver’s workshop to a remote hospital, you’ll be swept into the lives of women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.

Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Camilla Renfrew is a highborn English lady fleeing false accusations when she runs smack into love on a steamboat bound for the new Erie Canal. But can this unexpected attraction survive the treacherous journey?

Lessons in Love by Ann Shorey
Marigold Montgomery Bentley writes marriage advice for Kipler’s Home Weekly even though she is single. Everyone assumes from the initials that “M. M.” is a man. When the editor asks to meet Mr. Bentley, can Merrie come up with a ruse to keep her writing job?

One Little Word by Amanda Cabot
Lorraine Caldwell will lose her family fortune to a reckless cousin if she doesn’t marry quickly. When she learns her long-lost brother is alive, she hopes she’s found the answer to her problems. What she finds instead is a mysterious carousel carver who turns her life upside down.

A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick
Grace Hathaway must rescue a dear friend from a remote and notorious clinic that promises healing but delivers only heartache. In a place laced with deceit, where lives hang in the balance, whom can she trust to help her?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Wow! I knew this book had to be awesome when I saw the four amazing authors who writes these four novellas. Sincerely Yours is a sweet romance collection that I thoroughly enjoyed! Each of these authors bring their own unique writing style to each story, and I really can’t pick a favorite, because I loved them all! Each story was full of historical facts, information and details and I fell in love with each character as they played out their part in the story. And in addition to the history throughout each story, I really enjoyed the ending of each story where the author tells a bit more about the history behind the story they wrote. I just can’t say enough about each of these stories. And the one thing I love about a collection of novella’s, I can pretty much read one of the stories in one setting. So if you don’t have time for a full length book, this one is just what you need!

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

 

 

About the Authors

Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning author of many novels, including A Flickering Light. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and lives in Oregon. Visit http://www.jkbooks.com for more.

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, and Christmas Roses. She lives in Wyoming. Visit http://www.amandacabot.com for more.

Laurie Alice Eakes
is the author of The Midwives series and The Daughters of Bainbridge House series. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband. Visit http://www.lauriealiceeakes.com for more.

Ann Shorey
is the author of the At Home in Beldon Grove series and the Sisters at Heart series. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon. Visit http://www.annshorey.com for more.

Litfuse Presents……Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnim

Litfuse Presents……

Maybelle In Stitches

by Joyce Magnim

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Maybelle In Stitches | A Quilts of Love book.

Maybelle Kazinzki can’t sew. She was after all, the only girl in the seventh grade Home Economics class to sew the zipper in the neck hole of the A-Line dress they were supposed to make. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house she gets the crazy idea to finish it—somehow, come heck or high water. She thinks it will help fill the lonely nights while her husband, Holden, is serving overseas during World War II.

Her recently departed mother’s quilt is made from scraps of material Maybelle traces back to her mother’s childhood, her grandmother’s childhood and her own childhood. She tries to add one of Holden’s stripes to it but the sewing is not going well and neither is her life. After receiving some harsh news, Maybelle’s faith falters and she puts the quilt away and stops trusting God. But God is faithful- no matter what. And it’ll take a group of neighborhood women armed with quilting needles to help Maybelle believe that.

Learn more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love site.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Another book in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press, the story of Maybelle in Stitches centers around a special quilt in one of the characters lives. Maybelle finds an old unfinished quilt in the attic and decides to finish it, and during the time she was finishing the quilt found some surprising facts. This historical old quilt has a special meaning and story as Maybelle continues to working on is during a very difficult time in her life. The time she awaits and hopes that her husband is still alive.

I loved heartwarming story, the impact it has on Maybelle’s life was even more heartwarming. As I followed the story, it was like I could feel Maybelle’s feelings right along with her, and I found that very enduring. And I enjoyed getting to know Maybelle and the other characters that brought this story to life between the covers of this book. I highly recommend this book for another wanting a good, clean heartwarming story. I think you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright’s Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Litfuse Presents The Queen’s Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley

The Queen’s Handmaid 

by Tracy L. Higley

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.

Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC

Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm’s length. She’s been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.

But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to a family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.

Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s political family—his sister, his wife, and their mothers—and forced to serve in the palace to protect her treasure, Lydia must deliver the scrolls before dark forces warring against the truth destroy all hope of the coming Messiah.

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

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Queen’s Handmaid is the story of Lydia. Lydia is an orphan, and with the past she has, she doesn’t trust a lot of people. Living as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, she does her duties, but keeps people at a distance. When circumstances causes her to leave the palace, Lydia is faced with a lot of twists and turns in her life, making this story a pretty face paced thriller, because after you start reading, you can’t put the book down! Or at least that is how it was for me!

I like the way Tracy Higley writes this story adding enough twists and turns to keep readers interested and entertained! The historical facts are amazing, and I enjoyed all of the different scenes throughout this story. The characters were well developed, and I enjoyed getting to know these Bible people in a more personal way. Even though this is fiction, I love being able to wonder just how their life was back in that time era, and Ms. Higley has an amazing way of explaining it all, and weaving the facts and fiction into a wonderful tale to read and remember.

I highly recommend that you read this book for your own, and I think you will be delighted! 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

 

Tracy L. Higley

Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at age eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. She has authored many novels, including “Garden of Madness” and “So Shines the Night.” Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ancient History and has traveled through Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Italy, researching her novels and falling into adventures. See her travel journals and more at tracyhigley.com.

 

 Tracy L. Higley is celebrating the release of The Queen’s Handmaid with a fun giveaway.

Retailers + Resources gave it this glowing review: “Rich in historic detail, Higley’s vivid writing brings to life the plots and intrigues that swirled through the ancient world as alliances were built and broken on the calculated schemes of power-mad monarchs.” 

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  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Queen’s Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 19th. Winner will be announced April 21st on Tracy’s blog.

 

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Tracy’s blog on April 21st to see if you won.