Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander from Revell

Where She Belongs 
by Johnnie Alexander

 

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Can love redeem a broken past?

Shelby Kincaid is ready to move forward after the death of her husband left her devastated. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family’s homestead, Misty Willow, so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she has her work cut out for her.

AJ Sullivan never wanted Shelby’s family homestead in the first place. His grandfather left it to him as punishment for not following his wishes, and he’s let it fall into ruin. AJ’s more than happy to unload it to this spitfire of a woman. But even after angry exchanges over the state of the house, he can’t get her off his mind.

With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home–and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

After the death of her husband, Shelby Kincaid decides to move back to where she was raised,  and purchase her family’s home,  Misty Willow. AJ Sullivan owns the home, given to him by his grandfather, though he is sure not interested in the place. Once the two meet, for some odd reason they couldn’t stay away from each other. But family history and dark secrets find their place between these two young people.

This turned out to be a sweet and heartwarming story. AJ wasn’t the villain I thought he would me, he was actually a character I liked very much. AJ’s cousins, Brett and Amy  are a different story altogether. The were difficult to tolerate! Ms. Alexander does a fantastic job of weaving this story together, through the difficult past, to the difficult cousins, to this special couple, Shelby and AJ, turning their lives around to create a beautiful life between the two. This is a wonderful contemporary story that you don’t want to miss.

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.

About this author

Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking road trips. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee.

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Litfuse Presents A Son’s Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray

A Son’s Vow
by  Shelley Shepard Gray

 

About the book:

Three months ago, everything changed for Darla Kurtz and her family.

Darla’s father was responsible for a terrible fire at Charm’s lumber mill which killed five Amish men. And though he, too, lost his life, the town of Charm hasn’t looked at her family the same since. Even Lukas Kinsinger—with whom Darla used to have a close friendship.

Now her brother’s anger at the town is spilling over onto Darla, and she has the bruises to prove it. The accident already cost five lives, but if something doesn’t change soon, Darla fears it will cost her—and her family—even more.

Lukas Kinsinger wants to mourn the loss of his father, but he can hardly find the time to breathe. Suddenly the head of his father’s lumber mill and responsible for taking care of his three siblings, he’s feeling the pressure. He has also never felt more alone—especially with the new tension between he and Darla. But when he learns of her troubles at home, Lukas knows he can’t simply stand by and watch. Someone has to help her before another tragedy occurs.

As Lukas and Darla attempt to repair their families, they discover something deeper than friendship growing between them. But will Lukas and Darla’s love be accepted after so much loss? Or will the pain of the past overcome any chance of future happiness?

Shelley Shepard Gray’s first book in her Charmed Amish Life series is set in the quaint Amish village of Charm, Ohio, and tells the stories of the Kinsinger siblings who are each struggling to find both forgiveness and love in the face of tragedy. 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 Darla Kurtz’s life changed when a fire at the local lumber yard, claimed to be the fault of Darla’s dad, killed five Amish men in the community. And as if this wasn’t enough for the family, their mom couldn’t handle the situation and left her family. Darla’s dad, lumber mill owner Lukas Kinsinger’s dad, and three other men lost their lives. Lukas was one that didn’t hold Darla’s dad at fault, but his opinion didn’t change that of the others in the community. The result was the horrible cruel treatment Darla’s family faced.

My heart went out to Darla because of the cruel treatment, and to make things worse, her brother launched out against the Kinsinger’s family because he thinks they are the blame. There were many twists and turns in this story, a lot of drama, hurt, tension, unforgiveness, not like your typical Amish story. Ms. Gray does an amazing job of weaving the dysfunctional community into a loving, forgiving and accepting community. This is one of those books that I had to read straight through without putting it down. And I love this cover, the writing is exceptional, its just as awesome book inside and out

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.


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Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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Double Cross by Diann Mills from Tyndale House

Double Cross
by Diann Mills
from Tyndale House

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead.

Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.

As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a book for those who enjoy a good clean suspense, and full of thrills, chills, murder, and well, just a fast pace thriller that you will not want to put down until you read the last page. Scammers are on the loose, and they are targeting the elderly. FBI Agent Laurel Evertson and Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton join forces to track down who the guilty scammers are, leading them straight into the crosshairs of a killer. Can they trust this Wilmington who was arrested for a felon years before?

Double Cross is the kind of book I enjoy snuggling up to when I have lots of time to read, because I couldn’t put the book down once I started reading. Following Agent Evertson and Officer Hilton on this journey to find out who is scamming the elderly people in the community will sure have you on the edge of your seats many times throughout the book. A lot of twists and turns happening in the story that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next! The characters were so realistic, and well developed, I begin to think of them as real people! Don’t let this awesome suspense thriller get by you. Go out and pick up a copy of Double Cross today!

I received this book from Tyndale House 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.

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon from Revell

 

 

Thin Ice

by Irene Hannon

If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave?

After losing her parents and her sister, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Now, life is finally starting to feel normal again–until an envelope addressed in her sister’s handwriting arrives in the mail. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case . . . but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. Is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As Lance digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: someone in the shadows has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon pulls out all the stops in this high-stakes thriller that races to a bone-chilling finish.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

As with all of Irene Hannon’s books, Thin Ice has the nerve wracking villain that has a victim that has to fight tooth and nail for their life. Christy Reed’s life was shattered yet again when she rec’d a letter from her sister, or rather had her sisters handwriting. A sister that had disappeared years ago and was never found. With FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor assigned to reopen the case, will the two find what they need to find and free this sister that has been gone for so long?

Finding solid evidence is not easily done as Christy and McGregor starts searching the files for something that could have been missed. Then contacts from the villain spruced up the investigation, just in case he was telling the truth and Christy’s sister was still alive. Taking the two on a wild goose chase, the villain was sure to make a mistake and show himself. But would that time ever come? Reading this book, it seems like it would never end, because I wanted to find out who was behind all of this evil. But as the end came near, I wasn’t more pages to read! This is an awesome read from author Irene Hannon, and if you enjoy suspenseful stories, you will love this one.

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.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain SummerOne Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers’ Choice Award, a Booksellers’ Best Award, and a National Readers’ Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at http://www.irenehannon.com.

The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Painter’s Daughter
by Julie Klassen

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Sophia Dupont assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. In private, she paints the picturesque north Devon Coast, popular with artists—including handsome Wesley Overtree, who seems more interested in her than the landscape.

Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother Wesley’s responsibilities. Near the end of his leave, he is sent to find his brother and bring him home. Upon reaching Devonshire, however, Stephen is stunned to learn Wesley has sailed for Italy and left his host’s daughter in serious trouble.

Stephen feels duty-bound to act, and strangely protective of the young lady, who seems somehow familiar. Wanting to make some recompense for his own past failings as well as his brother’s, Stephen proposes to Miss Dupont. He does not offer love, but marriage “in name only” to save her from scandal. If he dies in battle as he fears, she will at least be a respectable widow.

Desperate for a way to escape her predicament, Sophie finds herself torn between her first love and this brooding man she barely knows. Dare she wait for Wesley to return? Or should she elope with the captain and pray she doesn’t come to regret it?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK   

Wow! This is one of the best books I have EVER read! Yes! The Painter’s Daughter is really that good! Sophia’s story is so heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Sophie Dupont’s father was an artist, and though Sophie spent so much time in his studio setting up his supplies and painting his backgrounds for him, she knew she would never be the painter her father was. But when Wesley Overtree shows up in town, he conveniences Sophie that she is a beautiful lady to paint. But was painting Sophie the real motives for this new artist has in mind?

At first, I liked Wesley and didn’t realize his ‘faults’ but as I kept reading, its clear where his heart is. Steven showing up brought an interesting twist to the story, and though the situation is not a normal one, I found it heartwarming and grew to have a special respect for Steven. The characters were easy to attach yourself too, and especially Sophie. Her situation was difficult handle, and with in-laws like Steven’s parents, my heart was aching for her. She clearly didn’t give herself the credit she deserved.

Sometime out life take a drastic change from what we thought or wanted it to be. But the God has different plans, and creates situations that change our life for the better. This is what happened with Sophie here in this story. Even though no one agreed with the twists and turns of her situation, I was really happy with this ending. And I am sure Sophie was too!

I received this book from the author 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

julie klassen
A little about me…

I worked in publishing for sixteen years (first in advertising, then as a fiction editor) and now write full time. The Secret of Pembrooke Park won the Minnesota Book Award. Three of my books, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Silent Governess have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and The Girl in the Gatehouse also won a Midwest Book Award and The Silent Governess was a finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA awards.

I graduated from the University of Illinois and enjoy travel, research, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends. My husband and I have two sons and live near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman from Harvest House

Anna’s Healing
by Vannetta Chapman

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Anna’s Healing is the first book in a brand-new collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another. When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody’s Creek, Anna Schwartz’s life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic. Three people—Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz—join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle’s. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit. Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world’s attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable. – See more at: https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/annas-healing#sthash.BiAJa948.dpuf

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is such a sweet story. Anna Schwartz’s life is turned upside down when a tornado rages through their community of Cody’s Creek, leaving Anna injured and in a wheelchair for life. Anna has several special people in her life that help her cope with this life change for her. Anna lives with her sweet grandmother Ruth, a lady with a strong faith in God. Jacob Graber works for Anna’s uncle and spends time helping and encouraging Anna, as well as good friend and local newspaper writer Chloe Roberts, who keeps the community up to date on Anna’s progress. Three people that Anna can depend on, whatever she does with her life. Then one day Anna wakes up and can walk. What has happened to cause yet another drastic change in her life?

Vannetta Chapman does a wonderful job of weaving together a story that will stay with me for a long time. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the realistic characters in this story. My heart was aching for Anna and her struggles of living in a wheelchair at such a young age. One of the things that stood out to me in the story was the way Ms. Chapman brings out the fact that difficult situations strengthens our walk with God, and that our lives can have meaning, even when living with handicap situations. And that sometimes its in our darkest moments and most difficult situations that we can see God working the most.

This is a wonderful read, one that I highly recommend. If you enjoy Amish fiction, give Anna’s Healing a try! I received this book from ……… 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 chapmanVannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than 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. Her novel Falling to Pieces was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com

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Litfuse Presents Beyond the Silence by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse

Beyond the Silence
by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

 

About the book:

Beyond the Silence (Bethany House, January 2016)

The shadows over this olive grove hide more than just the truth.

Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in Angels Camp, California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. But she quickly wonders if she made the right choice. Murky rumors swirl around Woodward Colton, her new employer, but the gossip doesn’t match the man Lillian comes to know.

Still, something dark did happen in the family’s past. Lillian’s seven-year-old charge hasn’t spoken in over a year. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he’ll one day feel safe enough to share what scared him. But the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. When the housekeeper is brutally attacked, the town once again suspects the worst. Will discovering the truth help Lillian clear the name of the man she has come to love—or will it endanger her even more?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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Kimberley Woodhouse is a multipublished author of fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker/teacher, she’s shared her theme of Joy Through Trials with over 150,000 people at more than a thousand venues across the country. She lives, writes, and homeschools with her husband of twenty-plus years and their two awesome teens live in Colorado.

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An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman

An Amish Year  

by Beth Wiseman

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Book Description

Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances.

Rooted in Love (previously published in An Amish Garden)

Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn’t know is that she has good reason—something no one can know—especially not him.

A Love for Irma Rose

The year is 1957, and young Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is “right” for her? Or give Jonas a chance, the wild and reckless suitor who refuses to take no for an answer? Irma Rose steps onto the path she believes God has planned for her, but when she loses her footing, she is forced to rethink her choice.

Patchwork Perfect

Eli Byler has been a widower for two years when he chooses to make a fresh start in Paradise, Pennsylvania. As Eli juggles the admiration of two women, he meets Miriam Fisher—the most unconventional Amish woman he’s ever met. She doesn’t fit the mold for what Eli is looking for, but it isn’t long before Eli realizes that Miriam is everything he wants. But Miriam has no plans to get married—ever. Will Eli be able to change her mind?

When Christmas Comes Again (previously published in An Amish Second Christmas)

Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.

About the Author

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.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

An Amish Year is a collection of four stories written by one of my favorite authors, Beth Wiseman. The four stories are Rooted in Love, A Love for Irma Rose, Patchwork Perfect, and When Christmas Comes Again. I love all of these stories, and I love that I can read a story in one sitting. If you don’t have time to read a full book, this is an awesome alternative for you. Each story is short, well written, and the characters are adorable. I fell in love with them all!  You just can’s go wrong with An Amish Year!

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.

After the Rain By Rita Gerlach

After the Rain
By Rita Gerlach

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It’s 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, the year J.M. Barrie’s play What Every Woman Knows, premiered in Atlantic City and the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit. It is a year when the world faced one of its worst disasters in history, when the New Year would heal the wounds of loss. Louisa Borden lives a privileged life in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a new and thriving community on the outskirts of Washington, DC for the well-to-do. Against the wishes of her domineering grandmother, she retreats from the prospects of a loveless marriage and instead searches for what she hopes is her calling in life. When her horse is spooked along Rock Creek, she is thrown from the saddle—an embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised and humiliated, she is carried up the muddy bank to safety by Jackson O’Neil, a stranger to the city, who changes the course of everything, including the lives of all those around her.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Louisa Borden’s grandmother, Beatrice has decided that her granddaughter will marry Rupert Eastcott a wealthy man that will sure provide for and take care of Louisa. Miss Borden has a mind of her own, refusing her grandmother’s matchmaking, while Beatrice is determined to marry her granddaughter off to this Mister Eascott. Things change one day as Louisa was out riding and was thrown from her horse and stranger,  Jackson O’Neil comes along to help. The two was attracted to each other, and the story begins!

I really enjoyed this story. The characters were fun and enjoyable and I grew to love them  as I read their story.  Clearly Ms. Gerlach researched the book well before she wrote it, and it shows in the detailed scenes and the history surrounding each scene. This book has lots of emotions, drama, twists and turns, humor and a sweet romance that will stay with you for a while. I highly recommend this book for any0ne who enjoys historical Christian fiction, or if you have never read any of the great historical Christian fictions out there, this would be a great one to try!

I received this book from Celebration Lit 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.

 

Dear Readers,
I’m a multi-published, bestselling author of Inspirational historical fiction, romance, and drama. Ever since I was knee-high to a flea, I would dream up stories. I loved books and illustrations, and going to the library or climbing into a bookmobile to explore the books on the shelves, was a special treat when I was a kid.

 
Writing was within me. But it wasn’t until a day in the early 90s at a family reunion that my cousin, a famous romance author, handed me a copy of one of her books that the spark ignited into a fire to write.

I took many paths to find my calling, and the joy of following through on it has been a tremendous part of my life journey. In many of my stories, I write about the struggles endured by early colonists, with a sprinkling of both American and English settings. Currently I am writing a new historical series set in the Gilded Age.  My books are dramatic in the sense I don’t hold back on the trials people historically faced. So you won’t find stories made of sugar and syrup.

NIrV Beginner’s Bible Devotional Pack

NIrV Beginner’s Bible Devotional Pack

Kids Bible and Devotional

Book Description

Bestselling The Beginner’s Bible brand pack for young readers that includes the complete New International Reader’s Version Holy Bible, and 365-day devotional.

This pack contains a hardcover full-text Bible and a softcover 365-day devotional.

Based on The Beginner’s Bible brand, the NIrV Beginner’s Bible, Holy Bible is a perfect first Bible for a child. With easy-to-read print and full-page illustrations, children will better understand stories in Scripture. Using the complete text of the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV), this Bible pairs beautifully with The Beginner’s Bible: Kid-Sized Devotions to encourage lifelong Bible reading habits. Simple connections to Scripture make the content relevant and understandable for young readers. Each of the 365 devotions has a theme to which the Bible passage, story and art relate. The NIrV Beginner’s Bible Devotional Pack is a perfect starting point for children as they develop a stronger relationship with God, to cuddle-up with parents or enjoy at church or daycare.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is a very nice little Bible/Devotional set for kids. The Bible is a full text Bible, with a little larger font to make it easier for kids to read. The NIrV is readers version only with no notes in it. The Devotional is really neat, with a verse for each 365 day of the year, and each o the devotions are a small paragraph. I love that it is simple enough that she could read it at six years old, yet it is the same Bible promises and truths that we read every day.
I highly recommend this Bible and Devotional for your child! I received this book from BookLook BLoggers to read and review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

 

Litfuse Presents The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

 The Golden Braid 
by Melanie Dickerson

 

The Golden Braid

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower…

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.

The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 The Golden Braid is such a wonderful story of an all time favorite fairytale,  Rapunzel. With Melanie Dickerson’s excellent storytelling, she writes and amazing and entertaining story that will warm your heart, and exciting enough to keep you turning the pages until you finish. The character of Rapunzel was fantastic, I enjoyed her mother’s part in the story, and I just loved Sir Greek. He made the story more fun and enjoyable for me. This is a book that I had to just take a while to think about after I finished reading it. It is a story written so beautifully that it stays with you for a while. There’s so much in the story, so many delightful scenes taking readers back to the 15th century, special moments, I just don’t want to give any of it away.

This is just a must read!! Everything about it inside and out, from the cover to the story is beautiful. Don’t miss this fantastic read! 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.

Melanie Dickerson is the author of “The Healer’s Apprentice,” a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama.

 

Litfuse presents At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings

 At Love’s Bidding
by Regina Jennings

 

At Love’s Bidding 

She sells priceless antiques. He sells livestock by the pound. Is he really the man to make a bid for her heart?

After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she’s accidentally sold a powerful family’s prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the people who could ruin them forever, they track it to the Missouri Ozarks and make an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house and all its holdings before the painting can move again.

Upon crossing the country, however, Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 I thought this book was a fantastic read, and I really enjoyed every minute of it! After Miranda sold a prized portrait, and her grandfather bought an auction house that they were sure the portrait went to, the story took a new twist! I’m not sure how I would have felt had I ended up at a livestock auction house, and it was just as interesting reading about Miranda’s experience. There is a lot in this story to absorb, and I kept wondering if a mistake was made about buying this auction house in the first place, but I just had to be patient. I will have to say, from the cover of this book, I did not expect the story that is between the pages!

When I see a book by Regina Jennings, I know its going to be an awesome read, and this was no exception. I became very attached to the characters, the grandfather was adorable and Miranda was a special young lady! And oh, the romance was sweet and heartfelt. This is a must read for those of you who enjoy historical fiction, or just looking for a good clean read! At Love’s Bidding will not disappoint!

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.

Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage,” “Sixty Acres and a Bride,” and “Caught in the Middle,” and contributed a novella to “A Match Made in Texas.” Regina has worked at the Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children.

By Your Side by Candace Calvert from Tyndale House

By Your Side
by Candace Calvert

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her―even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome―and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.

When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

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