Revell Presents The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan FEBUARY 28

‘The Trouble with Patience

by Maggie Brendan

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan

“Maggie Brendan deftly captures the flavor of the Old West in a sweet love story filled with suspense and well-developed, interesting characters that will surely capture the hearts of readers.”–Kathleen Morgan, author of the Brides of Culdee Creek series

Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with restoring a dilapidated boardinghouse in order to support herself.

Despite Patience’s desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local marshal with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: She needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse. He needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But as she gets to know this “hanging lawman,” Patience finds there is far more to him than meets the eye–and it could destroy their tenuous relationship forever.

With a keen eye for historical detail and a deft hand at romantic tension, Maggie Brendan invites you to a Montana gold rush boomtown, where vices and virtues are on full display and love is lying in wait.

“Maggie Brendan has created a wealth of memorable characters in this heartwarming story. Romance, mystery, and an intriguing plot all add up to a winning combination that’s sure to delight readers.”–Margaret Brownley, bestselling author of Gunpowder Tea and Petticoat Detective

“Brendan is a master at tender love stories that tug at your heart while touching the soul, providing rich historical detail and tension that races the pulse.”–Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series

Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of the Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2014 Book Buyers Best Award (OCC/RWA) for inspirational fiction and the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a finalist for the 2013 Published Maggie Award of Excellence and the 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. To learn more, visit http://www.MaggieBrendan.com.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Maggie Brendan makes Historical Fiction fun to read! I have read all of her books, and they just keep getting better and better! And this one I loved, Loved, so much that I couldn’t put it down. Patience Cavanaugh had a mind of her own, and she was determined not to let anyone get in her way. And she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind when it was needed, especially to the towns marshal, Jedediah Jones. And Jedidiah certainly wasn’t going to let a women tell him what to do!

These two characters were hilarious! It was so much fun to watch them interact with each other, not that they wanted to do so that much. Jedediah had a job of protecting the town, and finding the bad guys that were stealing cattle, as Patience had the job of keeping money coming in by running the run-down boarding house left to her by an aunt. But as the story goes, and the twists and turns continued to take place that neither could help, their paths kept crossing. I felt like I was part of this little community as I read this book. I really wanted to stay in the boarding house because Patience made it so inviting. And the people we so sweet and homey, well except for a few surprises along the way! If you enjoy historical fiction, this book is a must! You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from Revell 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.

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CFBA Presents…..Seek and Hide by Amanda Stevens

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Seek and Hide

David C. Cook (September 15, 2014)

by

Amanda StevensABOUT THE AUTHOR:

As a child, Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now, she writes speculative fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and has taught literature and composition to home-school students. She lives in Michigan and loves books, film, music, and white cheddar popcorn. Amanda’s first novel, Seek and Hide, will be available September 15, 2014 from David C Cook.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Six years ago, the government took control of the church. Only re-translated Bibles are legal, and a specialized agency called the Constabulary enforces this and other regulations. Marcus Brenner, a new Christian, will do anything to protect his church family from imprisonment–including risk his own freedom to gain the trust of a government agent.

Aubrey Weston recanted her faith when the Constabulary threatened her baby. Now released, she just wants to provide for her son and avoid government notice. But she’s targeted again, and this time, her baby is taken into custody. If only she’d never denied Him, maybe God would hear her pleas for help.

When Aubrey and Marcus’s lives collide, they are forced to confront the lies they believe about themselves. And God is about to grab hold of Marcus’s life in a way he’d never expect, turning a loner into a leader.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Seek and Hide, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This book was somewhat different than my usual genre, but I did enjoy it very much. Marcus and Aubrey’s story will stay with me for a while!

Revell Presents The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith

The Crimson Cord

by Jill Eileen Smith

The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith

“Rahab’s story is one of the most moving redemption accounts in Scripture. The Crimson Cord perfectly captures all the drama of the original, fleshing out the characters with care and thought. Jill’s storytelling skills kept me reading late into the night. A beautiful tale, beautifully told!”–Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband’s debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime.

In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho’s walls–or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

Under Jill Eileen Smith’s talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity–and a permanent place in your heart.

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and The Desert Princess, first in the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at http://www.jilleileensmith.com.

 

MY THOUGHS ON THIS BOOK

I love, love this book! It seems like everyone remembers Rahab as a harlot, but they don’t see the rest of the story as they should. My heart hurt for Rahab throughout the entire story, the way she was treated by everyone was just horrible and heartwrenching for me. I was glad when she finally found someone to care for her for who she really was. We all know the story from the Bible, and we all love the story of the spies and the red cord. But reading Jill Eileen Smith’s take on how it could have been during those years talked about in Scriptures was just amazing. And it just brings Rahab’s story to life. And it fiction, not true to how their life was, but the facts from the Bible are true, and this is an amazing Biblical fiction that I loved!!

I received this book from Revell 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…..Wisdom Tree by Mary Manners

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Wisdom Tree

White Rose Publishing (September 19, 2012)

by

Mary MannersABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from the Author:

I live in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with my husband, Tim, and our teen-aged daughter, Danni. Also with us are Lucky and Gus – the two cherished cats we rescued from local animal shelters.

I’m a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers.
During the school year, I teach middle-schoolers reading and Algebra. When I have free time, I love to garden, take long walks with my husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.

I write romance novels for White Rose Publishing. If you’d like to visit, I have an author page there, as well. That’s where you’ll find everything there is to know about my books.

I also have author pages at the following locations. Do come by and spend some time with me there!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sometimes the last thing we think we need is exactly what God has planned

After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plate—including a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with.

Carin O’Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love…especially with a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey’s brother Jake.

But when Corey’s antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God’s wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan.

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Discover your own wisdom tree with the included one-month devotional.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wisdom Tree, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a very good book! When things seem out of control and take drastic turns that change your life completely, God is the only one that you can truly turn to for help. And anyone reading this book can find that help. I encourage every to pick up a copy of this book, because if you are not going through drastic life changes, you know someone who is that you can share this book with.

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 ….Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma

Remember the Lilies 

by Liz Tolsma

Remember the LiliesRemember the Lilies (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)

Can Irene and Rand stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom?

Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor’s office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s drawn into a web of secrets and danger.

Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends. But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till—and has news that could threaten Rand’s reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.

When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Liz’s website

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Remember the Lilies was a very interesting book, one that I enjoyed much. Thought I have read a lot of books with WWII setting, this is the first book I have read about what happened in the Philippines. And reading about the Japanese internment camp at a university in the Philippines, all of the amazing details the author so amazingly included, it all makes this book definitely worthwhile. The storyline is not always a ‘pretty’ one to read, but you will still be interested in finishing the book to see what happens next. There are a lot of twists and turns that keep you going, keeping the book interesting at its best. This is a great book for the WWII buffs out there, because it is so unusual! One you just don’t want to miss!

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.

Liz Tolsma

“New York Times” best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of “Daisies are Forever,” “Snow on the Tulips,” and the contributing author of “A Log Cabin Christmas.” When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children, all adopted internationally

the beauty of GRACE by Dawn Camp from Revell

the beauty of GRACE by Dawn Camp

This is your invitation . . .
to slow down,
take a deep breath,
and know that
you are loved.

In this hectic life, it’s easy to forget that God is always near at hand, even though He sends us frequent reminders. The beauty amid the mess, a well-timed word of encouragement from a friend, the memories that won’t let go of our hearts–they’re all ways God extends an open hand to us. But if we’re not paying attention, we can miss it.

Combining heartfelt stories from some of today’s foremost writers with Dawn’s stunning photography of God’s incredible creation, The Beauty of Grace is your haven of calm contemplation amid the chaos. This inspiring collection includes stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, learning to trust, and much more.

If you’re in need of a little peace, a little quiet, a little beauty, find comfort in this: you’re invited to experience them all within the pages of this soul-stirring book.

“With your eyes, your mind, and your heart, enter this space where you’re wanted and loved, chosen and cherished, known and held dear. Rest for a while, friend . . . and reclaim the wonder of how much you’re loved.”–from the foreword by Holley Gerth, bestselling author of You’re Already Amazing

“This beautiful book is like a spa for your soul. Read a chapter a day to rediscover your joy, to brighten your morning, or to give yourself a dose of peace at day’s end. With stunning photos and vulnerable stories from some of my favorite writers, The Beauty of Grace is a needed invitation to slow down and remember how much we are loved by God.”
Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval–and Seeing Yourself through God’s Eyes

You’ll enjoy stories on purpose, perspective, surrender, trust, hope, encouragement, worship, and lessons learned from

Kayla Aimee
Lisa-Jo Baker
Mary DeMuth
Margaret Feinberg
Emily P. Freeman
Holley Gerth
Bonnie Gray
Amber Haines
Lisa Leonard
Tsh Oxenreider
Deidra Riggs
Melanie Shankle
Leeana Tankersley
Jessica Turner
Ann Voskamp
Edie Wadsworth
Maggie Whitley
and many more

Dawn Camp is the camera-toting, homeschooling mother of eight children. She is a featured blogger at (in)courage, and her beautiful photography has previously graced their monthly calendar and currently decorates the desktops of women around the world. Dawn blogs at MyHomeSweetHomeOnline.net and is a featured photographer on Adobe’s website for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. She lives with her family in metro Atlanta.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a beautiful book, inside and out. The cover is beautiful and inside you will read stories of God’s grace from some great women authors. The book starts with encouragement about life’s Purposes, then you will enjoy reading about The Big Picture, then on to Surrender, Trust, Lessons Learned, and Hope and Encouragement, and it finishes up with Worship. In today’s busy world, it is so easy to slow down, take a break and rest in God’s wonderful grace. What I love about this book is that each lady encourages each of us that read the book to remember God. In our everyday lives, don’t forget to give God that special time of worship. This is an amazing book for every lady out there, a book I highly recommend.

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

Litfuse Presents The Dandelion Field by Kathyrn Springer plus Win a Kindle Fire

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The Dandelion Field (Zondervan, January 2015)

This handsome firefighter makes a living coming to the rescue, but Gin doesn’t need a man to fight her battles.

After Raine’s dad walked out, Ginevieve Lightly never lived in one place too long, a rambling lifestyle that defined her daughter’s youth. When their car dies in Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has a bright future . . . a future that’s compromised when Raine reveals she’s pregnant.

Dan Moretti has only ever called Banister Falls home. After losing his best friend in a tragic accident, Dan devoted himself to responding to fires, rescuing the helpless, and guiding Cody Bennett, his best friend’s son, through life. With Cody being the epitome of the good kid, it was an easy job. Until he says four little words: “The baby is mine.”

Knowing gossip of Raine’s pregnancy will erupt sooner or later in the small town, Gin’s reflex is to grab the suitcase and escape to a new city, a new life. But with each passing day, Gin’s feet stay rooted in Banister Falls, and she falls a little more for this local firefighter who shows her not all men abandon women at the first sign of smoke.

As Gin and Dan do the best they can to guide the two teenagers through their early entry into adulthood, they discover together that romance can bloom in the rockiest of situations. And God can turn the pieces of a broken past into a beautiful new beginning.

Find out more and purchase a copy at Kathryn’s website

Kathryn Springer

{More About Kathryn Springer}

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Find out more about Kathryn at http://www.kathrynspringer.com.

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a new story of romance and falling in love in Kathryn Springer’s The Dandelion FieldThe handsome firefighter makes a living “coming to the rescue,” but Gin is used to fighting her own battles. Can a woman who doesn’t believe in happy endings take a chance on a new beginning? 

Celebrate a second chance at love and family with Kathryn by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Dandelion Field

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 15th. Winner will be announced February 16th on the Litfuse blog.

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Litfuse Presents A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliot

A Stitch in Crime

by Cathy Elliot

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New from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | A Stitch in Crime

Thea’s first quilt show is coming apart at the seams!

Thea James has accepted an assignment as co‑chairperson for Larkindale’s first quilt show extravaganza. Juggling the new assignment with running her antique business, she’s already feeling frayed when things start to unravel.

Mary‑Alice Wentworth, a much‑loved town matriarch, respected quilt judge, and Thea’s dear friend, is covertly conked on the head during the kick‑off Quilt Show Soiree, throwing suspicion on her guests. It also appears that a valuable diamond brooch has been stolen during the attack. The family is furious. But is it because of their mugged mother or the missing diamonds?

When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale’s reputation as a tourist haven is at risk. Thea attempts to piece the mystery together and save the town’s investment in the quilt show before Mary‑Alice is attacked again . . . with far worse results.

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

Cathy Elliott

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Author and speaker Cathy Elliot nourishes her night‑owl habit by creating cozy mysteries and more on her trusty laptop in Anderson, California. Like the protagonist in her new mystery, Cathy is an avid quilter. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antique treasures.

Find out more about Cathy at https://cathyelliottbooks.wordpress.com/.
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Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott. Thea’s first quilt show begins to fall apart at the seams. Will she be able to piece the mystery together and save the town’s investment in the quilt show before another attack happens . . . with far worse results.

Enter to win a Kindle HDX!

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott
  • Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn
  • Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven

Enter today by clicking the button below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 8th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog February 9th.

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Litfuse Presents…..Return to Exile by Lynne Gentry

Return to Exile

by Lynne Gentry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer who loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.

Return to ExileReturn to Exile (Howard Books, January 2015)

How far would you go to save the ones you love?

Six years ago, impossible circumstances forced Dr. Lisbeth Hastings to leave behind the love of her life, not just in another country, but in another time. Her work as a top-notch epidemiologist and parenting her little girl helps alleviate the pain, but at night when her exhausted head hits the pillow, images of her beloved Cyprian haunt her sleep.

Cyprian Thascius returns from political exile a broken man. He’s lost his faith, the love of his life, and his purpose. He attempts to move on, to face the danger that is looming over Carthage, but when Cyprian’s true love suddenly reappears, his heart becomes as imperiled as the fledgling church he seeks to save.

Have the years that kept Lisbeth and Cyprian apart created too wide a chasm to bridge? In the midst of a new epidemic and rising oppression, will their love be the most costly fatality? Filled with gripping action and raw emotion, this spell-binding adventure of star-crossed lovers captivates with every turn of the page in this electric continuation of The Carthage Chronicles.

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I didn’t read the first book in this series, and for that reason, it took me a while to get into this story. But after a while, I started really enjoying this fascinating book. Ms. Gentry did a really good job of keeping the story interesting as she weaves together the past and present, the loss and struggles. Return to Exile is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seats, the twists and turns were amazing, and most of them I found myself pretty much surprised! I was like, where did that come from! Which I loved! And the details, the vivid descriptions of the scenes, and was like being there while I was reading. I will definitely be picking up the first book in this series, as well as watching for book three!

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.

A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

A Faith of Her Own

by Kathleen Fuller

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Book Description

Jeremiah thought leaving Middlefield was the hardest thing he’d ever do. That was nothing compared to returning home.

When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind-he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he’s returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past-and the people he betrayed.

Anna Mae had finally put the loss of Jeremiah and the broken vow between them behind her. Even though she supported her best friend’s pursuit of his dream, she never let on how his departure left her questioning her own place in the Amish world. With his return, new questions arise, along with feelings she’d never fully acknowledged before.

As their rekindled friendship begins to turn into something more, Jeremiah and Anna Mae must examine their own faith and their relationship with each other and their families. With both of them torn between loyalty to their loved ones and being pulled in different directions, they must decide whether to heed God’s call, even if it means being apart forever.

About the Author

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield. Website: http://www.kathleenfuller.com Twitter: @TheKatJam Facebook: Author Kathleen Fuller

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Jeremiah and Anna May’s life took a tumbling fall when Jeremiah left his Amish family, Anna May and the Amish faith for the English world, and their schools, to become a  veterinarian. But will his return mean that they can pick up where they left off with their relationship? Life is not that easy! And life for these two young people was not without heartaches and many struggles as they strived to find out what God really wanted them to do with their lives.

I have read many of Kathleen Fuller’s books, and have enjoyed them all! Just as I enjoyed this one, and I’m going to get the other books in this series as well! I fell in love with these characters immediately, and I thoroughly enjoyed following their journey, though they did have their moments. I like that Ms. Fuller shows so much detail to the story and each scene that takes place. This is truly a well written book, and a book that anyone who loves a really good Amish story will want to read!

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

An Amish Cradle by By Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman

An Amish Cradle

By Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman
Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

In the Father’s Arms by Beth Wiseman Ruth Anne Zook is excited that she and her best friend are due with their children the same week. But when Ruth Anne’s baby is born with Down Syndrome, she and her husband struggle to understand God’s plan.

A Son for Always by Amy Clipston Carolyn and her husband Joshua are thrilled to be pregnant with their first child. A teenager when she had her son Benjamin, Carolyn still feels obligated to work to secure Ben’s future, even though Josh adopted Ben. She struggles to realize that Josh will love and protect both of their children equally.

A Heart Full of Love by Kathleen Fuller Ellie’s mother loves to meddle in her personal life-especially now that Ellie’s pregnant. Since Ellie is blind, her mother worries that she won’t be able to handle the baby. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in. Just as everyone reaches the breaking point, a miracle draws them closer to each other and to God.

An Unexpected Blessing by Vannetta Chapman At 42, Etta thought her time of having children was over, but she’s pregnant again. She goes into labor during a blizzard, and complications with the delivery raise fear. Etta struggles to accept Gotte’s wille for the baby and her son, David, who moved away two years earlier in search of what he would do with his life.

About the Authors

Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth’s The Promise is inspired by a true story.

Amy Clipston is the best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. She and her family live in North Carolina.

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield.

Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Litfuse Presents Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden….Plus Win a Kindle Fire

Beyond All Dreams

by Elizabeth Camden

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Beyond All Dreams (Bethany House, January 2015) Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures? Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help. Luke Callahan was one of the nation’s most powerful congressmen before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship. Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglements with members of Congress. From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures? Learn more and purchase a copy at Elizabeth’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Anna and Luke were such an adorable couple, even though they didn’t think so themselves. Luke came from a rich but struggling family. His dad a heavy drinker and abuser. Anna’s life has been quite different, with her schedule pretty straight set, and her quiet life as a map librarian. This is the first time I’d read anything about a map librarian, never even heard of it, so this was quite interesting for me. Without all of the technology we have today, those people had a pretty neat way of finding seas and what they held.

This was such an amazing book, well written, the characters were amazing. Ms. Camden is such a talented writer and you can feel her talent in this wonderful heartfelt story. Although Luke Callahan was a goodlooking congressman, and an outspoken one at that, troubles of home were sure to come to surface sooner or later. Bringing more questions about this man Anna had grown quite fond of. Their relationship was pretty complicated, but the romance was sweet, and kept us all on our toes, wondering what would happen, if anything at all. This is a book you don’t want to miss. I have read all of Ms. Camden’s books, and each one gets better and better!

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

About the Author

Elizabeth Camden

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Elizabeth Camden is the author of six books and a RITA and Christy Award winner. With a master’s in history and a master’s in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. Elizabeth lives with her husband in Florida. Find out more about Elizabeth at http://elizabethcamden.com. Pinterest

Travel back in time to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress in Elizabeth Camden’s newest release, Beyond All Dreams. From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?

Elizabeth is celebrating the release of Beyond All Dreams with a Kindle giveaway and Facebook party on February 17.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

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  • One copy of Beyond All Dreams

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Murder Tightly Knit By Vannetta Chapman

 

Murder Tightly Knit

by Vannetta Chapman
Published by Zondervan

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Book Description

When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths—one Amish, one English—will have to work quickly to keep fear from dividing their community.

As fall blankets the Pumpkinvine Trail with leaves of brown, gold, and orange, a local Amish man is found dead on the path. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—toward the local survivalist group and toward the Amish Village—specifically the village’s knitting shop, The Cat’s Meow. The police call in a federal investigator, and he quickly puts everyone on the suspect list. Amber Wright and Hannah Troyer know who isn’t guilty—they know this community down to the last buggy, but can find the guilty party before someone else is in danger?

While Hannah helps Amber solve the mystery, she and Jesse Miller continue courting. But when Jesse’s prodigal brother returns to their farm, Jesse becomes distracted by family troubles. He and Hannah will have to overcome the tension in order to keep their relationship alive. And Amber and Hannah will need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A man found dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail had the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village in turmoil! Who would do something like this to one of their own? Since two ladies in this Amish community, Amber Wright and Hannah Troyer, know who isn’t guilty, their job is to find out just who is. Which throws tensions flying, as the Federal police try to do their job as well.

If Vannetta Chapman is the author, you know the story is going to be very well worth your read! I love this Amish community and its people, and I enjoyed a second visit with them in this second book in the series. The real life like characters warm their way into your heart and you will love them as family!! Just like I did! I loved the determination of Amber and Hannah, because they believe in their community and know that no friends and families there would actually murder someone. And finding the guilty person will sure take you on an interesting and entertaining ride! I highly recommend this book for your enjoyment!

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

About the Author

Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Litfuse Presents The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

The Dandelion Field

by Kathryn Springer

The Dandelion FieldThe Dandelion Field (Zondervan, January 2015)

This handsome firefighter makes a living coming to the rescue, but Gin doesn’t need a man to fight her battles.

After Raine’s dad walked out, Ginevieve Lightly never lived in one place too long, a rambling lifestyle that defined her daughter’s youth. When their car dies in Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has a bright future . . . a future that’s compromised when Raine reveals she’s pregnant.

Dan Moretti has only ever called Banister Falls home. After losing his best friend in a tragic accident, Dan devoted himself to responding to fires, rescuing the helpless, and guiding Cody Bennett, his best friend’s son, through life. With Cody being the epitome of the good kid, it was an easy job. Until he says four little words: “The baby is mine.”

Knowing gossip of Raine’s pregnancy will erupt sooner or later in the small town, Gin’s reflex is to grab the suitcase and escape to a new city, a new life. But with each passing day, Gin’s feet stay rooted in Banister Falls, and she falls a little more for this local firefighter who shows her not all men abandon women at the first sign of smoke.

As Gin and Dan do the best they can to guide the two teenagers through their early entry into adulthood, they discover together that romance can bloom in the rockiest of situations. And God can turn the pieces of a broken past into a beautiful new beginning.

Find out more and purchase a copy at Kathryn’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is such a really good book!  The story deals with many issues that people face today on a everyday basis. Gin was a single mom, working and doing her best making a home for her daughter, but she made sure the walls were always so thick around her that no one could get in. Dan Moretti was the handsome firefighter that was helping to raise Cody Bennett, because Cody’s dad was killed in action years before. Despite the fact that Gin didn’t want to let anyone into her private world, the more time she spent with Dan, the more she wanted a family life like everyone else had. But Dan would never want anyone like her. After all, he was the perfect gentleman, leader in the church, taught Cody right from wrong, he was just so far out of her league. And after all, Gin and Raine was only hear until Raine graduated from the high school here. But then it happened, the time came that brought these two together, and there was no way around it!

Kathryn Springer does a fabulous job dealing with hurtful, heartbreaking issues, and shows how God can take any situation, and work it out for our good, bringing Glory to Himself. There are so many ups and downs in the character’s lives, so many difficult decisions to make, and it was not easy at all. Everyone wanted it to go away. Wanted things like they were before. But that couldn’t happen, it wouldn’t happen, so the issues had to be dealt with. And I so much enjoyed the journey as I read Gin and Dan, Cody and Raine’s story.

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.

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

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Kathryn Springer

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Revell Presents……At Home in Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong

At Home in Last Chance

by Cathleen Armstrong

At Home in Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong

What happens when the life you’re running from won’t let go of your heart?

Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always had a similar philosophy of life: when the going gets tough, they get going–out of town and away from the problem. Now they are both back in Last Chance, New Mexico, and trying to start over.

Kaitlyn is working to reestablish a relationship with the seven-year-old daughter she left behind six months earlier. Steven is trying to prove to his family that he is not the irresponsible charmer they have always known him to be. As Kaitlyn and Steven find themselves drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way: How will they learn to trust each other when they don’t even trust themselves?

With emotional depth and characters who leap off the page and into your heart, Cathleen Armstrong invites you to return once more to the dusty and delightful town of Last Chance.

Cathleen Armstrong lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi. Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives. She is the author of Welcome to Last Chance, winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction, and One More Last Chance.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

For me, this was a really heartwarming story. Kaitlyn was trying to get her life together after leaving her child with her brother to raise. Now she has to prove that she is the mother her daughter needs in order to get her daughter back. On the other hand, Steven is trying to prove that he has grown up, and ready to settle down. But would Steven and Kaitlyn be able to make a go of it together, with all of their past failures?

I have really enjoyed Catherine Armstrong’s A Place to Call Home Series, and I so much enjoyed this third book! The characters are very realistic and enjoyable to get to know. The lives of the characters sure keep readers wondering what will happen next! And I appreciate the detailed info about this little place called Last Chance. It is sure a place I would love to visit!

I received this book from Revell 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.

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