A Powerful Secret by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

A Powerful Secret

by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

A Powerful Secret

by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

Sean has always felt like an outsider in his own family.
Now he must risk never achieving what he wants most–his father’s love.

Billionaire globe-trotter Sean Worthington is stunned when his older brother suddenly abandons the Senate race in New York and walks away without a backward glance. As campaign manager, Sean’s left to handle the media feeding frenzy with no answers. Worse, their father–as usual–backs Will, the “perfect” son.

Frustrated by his father’s lack of belief in him, Sean determines to finally move on and forge a unique path. But when a powerful secret is revealed, threatening everything Sean has counted on, he must wrestle with shocking truths . . . and combat the power brokers behind the scenes who have the Worthington family in their crosshairs.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A Powerful Secret is just that, a secret that comes to surface that will change the way one of the Worthington brothers values his life. Just as Will Worthington is about to announce he is running for president, he drops out of the race, and walks away leaving his younger brother and campaign manager Sean to deal with everything involved. Now Sean can finally work to get his father’s approval, since Will was always the one that had their dad’s attention. But things end up in an uproar when secrets start coming to surface in the highly known Worthington family.

This is my first book by these authors, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The book cover doesn’t give anything away, and I don’t like reading the back of the book, I don’t want to know what is going to happen. The authors did an amazing job writing this story. I love suspense stories, and this was sure one that kept me on the edge of my seat! The characters were solid, perfectly created and well developed throughout the story. It was interesting seeing the inside a family that is heavely involved in politics. The inside life of this policital family comes to life as well as difficult situations that come up. The authors did a great job weaving together all of the diferent aspects of this story and making it a wonderful read.

If you enjoy suspense and political stories, I highly recommend this one for you to read.  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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The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

The Red Door Inn
by Liz Johnson

The Red Door Inn

by Liz Johnson

The Red Door Inn took my breath away! Highly recommended!”–Colleen Coble, author of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and the Hope Beach series

Marie Carrington is broke, desperate, and hoping to find sanctuary on Prince Edward Island while decorating a renovated bed-and-breakfast. Seth Sloane moved three thousand miles to help restore his uncle’s Victorian B and B–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart. He wasn’t expecting to have to babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. 

The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just two months will take everything they’ve got–and they have to find a way to work together. In the process, they may find something infinitely sweeter than they ever imagined on this island of dreams.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

As Marie Carrington is on the run from her former life, she meets nice guy Jack Sloane. Jack so happens to need help decorating the new bed and breakfast he is opening, and he hires Marie. Jack’s nephew Seth wasn’t too happy with the deal, but there was nothing he could do but go with it.

I love the way this book starts off, capturing my attention from the very first page. I  enjoyed the way Ms. Johnson does an amazing job weaving together a sweet story of love, hope and healing in the intriguing and well created and developed characters playing out their parts in this story. It was enjoyable following Marie and Seth, they were both so adamant that they didn’t want anything to do with each other, but the longer they spent time together, the more they enjoyed each other. And it appeared Jack was just sitting back watching. I am so enjoyed following Marie and the decorations she was buying and changes she was making in decorating the end. Even changes that the men had already made and she changed again. This is why a women’s touch is needed in decorating!

The Red Door In is a very sweet and interesting book, a book that I highly recommend! This would be a nice, light summer read, and it can be read pretty fast.
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.

A Fool & His Monet by Sandra Orchard

A Fool & His Monet
by Sandra Orchard

A Fool & His Monet

by Sandra Orchard

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She’s joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer–like get married–Serena’s determined to catch thieves and black market traders.

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action–and a whole heap of trouble.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

A Fool and His Monet is a pretty light mystery read. Serena Jones was high on the trail of a missing Monet from a local museum, which leads her into a whole lot of trouble. The clue just didn’t make sense, and didn’t pan out. But how about Aunt Martha’s mafia theory? I loved this lady! She was such a busybody that she wanted to know everything Serena was doing to try and catch the criminal. Aunt Martha was the best part of this story. Without her, I’m afraid I would have lost interest early on. I love Sandra Orchard books, but this one is not one of my favorites. And I just can’t put my finger on why.

If you enjoy a nice light cozy mystery, you will enjoy this interesting story. And it is a pretty quick read as well. This is a book I can recommend, its enjoyable enough to keep your attention throughout the book, and you will love Aunt Martha!  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.

Celebration Lit Tours presents The Imposter by Suzzanne Woods Fisher

The Imposter
by Suzzanne Woods Fisher

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Blog Tour Stops

March 22: Quiet Quilter

March 23: Singing Librarian Books

March 23: Heidi Reads…

March 24: Splashes of Joy

March 24: Mary Hake

March 25: cherylbbookblog

March 25: The Power of Words

March 26: Reading Is My SuperPower

March 26: Just Commonly

March 27: Giveaway Lady

March 27: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

March 27: Cassandra M’s Place

March 28: Through The Open Window

March 28: Lane Hill House

March 28: Marilyn Ridgeway

March 29: Daysong Reflections

March 29: Rhonda’s Doings

March 29: Debbie Dusty Deliberatons

March 30: A Greater Yes

March 30: Diana’s Tea Time Reviews

March 30: Simple Harvest Reads

March 31: Texas Book-aholic

March 31: A Holland Reads

April 1: Blessed and Bewildered

April 1: Bukwurmzzz

April 2: Southern Gal Loves to Read

April 2: For The Love of Books

April 3: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses

April 3: Blossoms and Blessings

April 4: Books! Books! Books!

Guest Post from Suzzanne Woods Fisher

If you think you have a pretty clear idea of what an Amish bishop is like—stern, authoritative, patriarchal?—have another think. David Stoltzfus in The Imposter is warm, kindhearted, a reluctant farmer, and quite attractive!

Sound like an unlikely character for an Amish novel? Maybe so, but David Stoltzfus is modeled after a bishop I met, years ago. This real-life bishop might be the most intelligent, thoughtful, spiritually sensitive, and well-read man I’ve ever met. We spent a morning talking Bonhoeffer in his Spartan living room, warmed by his woodstove.

I wanted to present the character of a bishop that best represented this man I’d grown to admire. So when it was time to create a proposal for a new series, I suggested ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ staring David Stoltzfus who was loosely based on this particular bishop.

Very loosely.

David Stoltzfus is a handsome, widowed father of six who runs a local bulk food store. His children are surprisingly nonconforming, outspoken, and fiercely protective of their clan. The real-life bishop is a farmer, happily married with four independently minded children, and looks…well, to be candid, he looks a little like Benjamin Franklin.

But here’s what they have in common: they both love to read, they love their families, and they love the work God has given them of tending a flock.

The Imposter begins as David Stoltzfus moves his family to Stoney Ridge for a fresh start, a new beginning. Things don’t start off well: his eldest daughter, Katrina, faces a crushing disappointment, his prodigal son Jesse has a bent for troublemaking, and then David realizes something fishy is going on in the little church.

A new life awaits the Stoltzfus family, but not the one they expected. Or wanted. But they are needed in Stoney Ridge, each one of them. Even Jesse. J

I hope you’ll feel as though you’ve made some new friends as you get to know David and his children. One thing I can promise: this bishop’s family will surprise you.

Happy Reading!

Warmly, Suzanne

http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

Book Information

the imposterA heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose.

What she doesn’t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow’s farm just when help is most needed–and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She’s been deceived once before, and she isn’t planning on experiencing it again.

Author Information

Suzanne Woods FisherSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

 MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

As Katrina Stoltzfus deals with the accident that takes the life of her mother, she is pretty much stuck in life with taking care of the rest of her family. When Katrina’s dad made a decision to send her to a neighbor lady to help her, she feels she begins living again. Especially when Andy Miller shows up helping the same neighbor.

Suzanne Woods Fisher has a special talent of writing the most awesome Amish fiction. She is truly one of my favorite authors. And I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book from Ms. Fisher! Not only was there tension and heartbreak from the buggy accident, there are so many secrets lurking around in this book that you will sure having you wondering what was going one.

Find out more about this new book from author Suzanne Woods Fisher HERE

I received this book from Celebration Lit Tours 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.

Giveaway

Suzanne is graciously giving away a Kindle Fire 7! Click below to enter!

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Celebration Lit Tours presents…Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Playing the Part
by Jen Turano

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Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published by Bethany House Publishers and was released on March 1, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here,

About the Book

Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucinda’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out.

Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows.

Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can’t ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it’ll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When I start reading a Jen Turano book, I know I am in for a fun, entertaining read that will have me laughing throughout the book. Lucetta Plum and Bram Haverstein were two people coming from different backgrounds, and they came together through unusual circumstances. Bram’s grandmother had taken Lucetta in and let her live at her house while working as an actress. When Lucetta found herself in trouble because of a demanding fan, the grandmother decided to take Lucetta to her grandson’s home to hide out. But the reception wasn’t what they were hoping for.

Everything about this book was so very lovable. Jen Turano weaves together a story that is full of love and  heartaches, secrets and disappointments between family members, mysterious and full of twists and turns, and ends with forgiveness and friendship. I loved the characters, they each played their parts so well in the story. If you have never read a Jen Turano book this would be a great one to start with.

I received this book from Celebration Lit Blog Tours 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

Jen TuranoJen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author ofThe Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, will release in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, The Wallflowers. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She can be found on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work.

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Jen is graciously giving away an entire set of this series! Click on the link to enter!

https://promosimple.com/ps/937b

 

Blog Stops

Visit all the blogs on the tour!

March 16: cherylbbookblog

March 16: Book Reviews From an Avid Reader

March 17: Singing Librarian Books

March 17: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

March 18: Bookworm Mama

March 19: Reading Is My SuperPower

March 19: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

March 20: Faith * Love * Books

March 21: A Greater Yes

March 21: Southern Chelle

March 22: Splashes of Joy

March 22: Daysong Reflections

March 23: Bigreadersite

March 23: Texas Book-aholic

March 24: 100 pages per hour

March 25: simpleharvestreads

March 25: Karen Krayons

March 26: Buwurmzzz

March 26: Cassandra M’s Place

March 27: Jeanette’s Thoughts

March 27: The Power of Words

March 28: Two Girls and a Book

NIV, Life Connect Study Bible from BookLook Boggers

NIV, Life Connect Study Bible

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Book Description

Grow deeper in your spiritual life with the NIV LifeConnect Study Bible. Dr. Wayne Cordeiro includes articles bringing the truths of the Scriptures to your life today, as well as Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer (SOAP) articles that offer an interactive framework to apply the Word of God to your life. Free digital resources included.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is a really neat study Bible, because of the online access to so many digital study resources about Bible discipleship and more studies that will help you grow in learning God’s Word. There are also a lot of study tools, articles written, and notes throughout this Bible that are unique and great study tools.

One really good study tool is the SOAP Study throughout the Bible, which is Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Other things include, at the beginning of each chapter there are sections detailing what it in each chapter, like these, outlines, plus there is a timeline for each chapter. Throughout the book there are pages that you can write notes, as well as a space on the side of each page to write any notes you want to write.

This copy of the NIV Life Connect Study Bible is the hard copy with dust jacket. It is very attractive looking, and the inside format is neatly laid out to make it simple and easier to study. The red letter addition with Jesus’ words and the maps in the back of the Bible completes this wonderful study Bible.

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.

My Mother’s Quilts: Devotions of Love, Legacy, Family, and Faith

My Mother’s Quilts: Devotions of Love,
Legacy, Family, and Faith

by Ramona Richards

my mothers quilts

Inspired by thirty family heirloom quilts, each devotion in My Mother’s Quilts shares the enduring legacy of faith, family, and tradition in our lives. Rich, personal, sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, readers will find their own lives reflected in the author’s memories and the lessons and encouragements drawn from the quilters whose legacy lives on in their work. Woven through it all is the message of God’s grace and faithfulness, as strong as the bonds of the generations and as comforting as the oldest and softest quilt that your grandmother ever sewed. Beautiful, four-color photos of each quilt are included.

Read all about the author here…. http://www.ramonarichards.com/about/

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I signed up to review this book, but I am so glad I had the honor to read and write a review. First of all, this devotional is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. It is hardcover, very high quality paper, and the devotions are wonderful, each one reflecting on a special quilt and its meaning in author, Ramona Richard’s life.

I love all of the pictures of the quilts. My grandmother was an avid quilter, not having all of the matching quilting materials and supplies that are available today. She matched what ever fabric she had on hand, making beautiful quilts, some of which I still have today. As I read some of these devotions, I could relate with the author. I highly recommend this beautiful devotional, and I pray that you will enjoy it as much as I did!

I received this book from Worthy 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.

MARCH 2016 CHRISTIAN FICTION

MARCH 2016 CHRISTIAN FICTION

March 2016 New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:

The Nanny’s Secret Child by Lorraine Beatty — She had a chance to be a nanny for the child she gave up at birth, and couldn’t say no. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter — Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan, moving to Portland, Maine, or getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself. Zac was just beginning to get his life back on track after Lucy left him with no explanation. And now she’s back–vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him. Has he been given a second chance with the only woman who stirs his passion and haunts his dreams? Lucy knows she must unlock those missing months and discover why she threw everything away. And Zac knows that if he follows his heart he’ll win back the love of his life–but if Lucy’s memory returns, his would-be bride might say goodbye forever. (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson and Zondervan])

Cover ArtThe Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson — Marie Carrington is hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season. Seth Sloane didn’t move three thousand miles to work on his uncle’s B&B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. He came to help restore the old Victorian–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart. The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just three months will take everything they’ve got. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island? (Contemporary Romance from Revell [Baker Publishing])

A Glimmer of Hope: A Novella Prequel to Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman — Lacey Carmichael is a wounded girl serving up trouble. Jack O’Bryen is a pastor’s kid bent on serving God. But can they find a glimmer of hope for a future together? (Contemporary Romance from Julie Lessman LLC)

General:

Grace in the Flames by Michelle Massaro — Three people. One God of Grace. John Douglas thought he knew the future God had for him–raise a family and grow old with his bride, Hannah. But then a deadly house fire incinerates his faith, destroying the man he’d been. Worship leader Jenni Dupont conquered her demons years ago and has the scars to prove it. But temptation strikes when her world is shattered, and this time she’s not sure if God can carry her through. Bar waitress April Johanson lives with the secret trauma of an abusive past. Desperate to stay off the streets of Vegas, she’ll do whatever is necessary to pay the rent. When their lives intersect, God will ask them to do the impossible. To love Him even if… (General from Harvest House Publishers)

Historical Mystery:

Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering — Drew and Madeline Farthering attend a Regency-era house party but end up with a murder mystery to solve when one of the guests dies from a drug overdose. Then the dark question arises of whether the death is an accident or murder. Drew is shocked when the police arrest someone he’s trusted and admired since his childhood–someone who’s been smuggling drugs into the country for years. Questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, Drew doesn’t know who to trust, and he’s not ready for the secrets he’s about to uncover–or the danger he’ll bring down on everyone he holds dear. (Historical Mystery from Bethany House [Baker Publishing])

Historical Romance:

The Cowboy's Bride Collection (Paperback)The Cowboy’s Bride Collection by Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Susanne Dietze, Nancy J. Farrier, Miralee Ferrell, Darlene Franklin, Davalynn Spencer, Becca Whitham, and Jaime Jo Wright — Ride onto the open range alongside cowboys and cowgirls who embrace the adventures of living in the Old West from Kansas to New Mexico, Colorado to Texas. Whether rounding up cattle or mustangs, training horses, fending off outlaws, weathering storms, competing in rodeos, or surviving drought these cowboys work hard each day. But when hardheaded men have their weaknesses exposed by well-meaning women will they stampede away or will a lasting love develop? (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)

The Marriage Bargain by Angel Moore — Lily Warren’s new hat shop is her ticket to self-reliance…until a fire threatens to destroy her dreams. And when Edward Stone–her landlord and the town blacksmith–bursts into her private rooms to rescue her, Lily’s reputation is tarnished. So Edward proposes a solution that could save her good name–even as it puts her independence at risk. With an orphaned niece who needs a mother, Edward believes a marriage of convenience is the answer to his and Lily’s problems. But he didn’t plan on developing feelings for his new wife. Perhaps it’s time for the wary blacksmith to try forging something truly precious–a real family… (Historical Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Mystery:

A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard — Despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer–like get married–Serena Jones has joined the FBI Art Crime Team and is learning how to go undercover in hopes of catching the art thief who murdered her grandfather. When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Jones leaps into action. The clues point in different directions, and her boss orders her to cease investigating her most promising suspect. But determined to solve the case and perhaps discover another clue in her grandfather’s murder, she pushes ahead, regardless of the danger. (Mystery from Revell [Baker Publishing])

Romantic Suspense:

The Stronghold by Lisa Carter — Drug violence, revenge killings, and kidnapping are nothing new along the U.S.-Mexican border. But now teenage girls are disappearing from the Apache reservations of Arizona and New Mexico. Apache tribal cop Pilar To-Clanny and FBI Special Agent Alex Torres have a long and tumultuous history. When someone close to them disappears, Pilar and Alex must risk everything to rescue the child, including facing the unresolved issues of the past, and venture into the no-man’s land of the drug cartels. Can Pilar and Alex work together to stop a sadistic killer before he strikes again? On a quest to rescue those they love, who will rescue them? (Romantic Suspense from Abingdon Press)

Protecting Her Daughter by Lynette Eason — After someone attempts to abduct her daughter, single mom Zoe Collier flees to a remote ranch for safety. But when the would-be kidnappers follow them to Wrangler’s Corner, Zoe must figure out why somebody wants Sophia. Local vet Aaron Starke is determined to help Zoe investigate–and to keep his intriguing new neighbors safe. Zoe’s used to relying on her own wits to survive. But quick-witted, caring Aaron is just the type of man she needs in her corner. And he might be her partner for keeps…if they can find the truth without losing their lives. (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Women’s Fiction:

Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery — Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the discovery of secrets. Meanwhile, her husband is trapped in a downward spiral of lies, shame, and self-destruction. Can they break free from their deception and turn to the only One who can save them? And will it be in time to save their marriage? (Women’s Fiction from New Hope Publishers)

 Or GO HERE 

http://www.familyfiction.com/books/

Celebration Lit presents….Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall plus Giveaway!

Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall is a 328 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre. It was published by Ransom Press and released on January 16, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here.

About the book

charity's CrossSuspected of killing her husband, Charity Westcott flees on the first ship out of Portsmouth, England heading for the colonies. Loathing all men after her abusive marriage, she hopes to reunite with her family in Charles Towne, but the ship ends up in Nassau. When she spots her husband’s brother, who is intent on seeing her hang, boarding her ship, she jumps overboard.

Elias Dutton, preacher and son of the famous pirate, Rowan Dutton, must get to Barbados as soon as possible. His sister is in danger, and his parents have charged him with her safety. He cannot let them down—again. But after rescuing a madcap woman from the bay, he now finds himself tricked into masquerading as her husband so they both can procure passage to Barbados.

Pirates, storms, shipwreck and betrayal threaten to delay the couple in their journey even as sparks fly between them. With her brother-in-law in fast pursuit, the last thing Charity wants is help from a man, especially a religious one, but she has no choice. After Elias’ heart was broken by a sordid woman who nearly ruined his life, he seeks a godly woman pure as the virgin sands of the Caribbean. He believes he has found such a woman in Charity. Until he discovers she is a murderer and is now faced with two choices: letting her go or turning her in to the authorities.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This book had my attention from the first sentence, that started off with a BANG! Literally. Charity Westcott has had enough of her marriage and abusive husband. Taking care of the matter sends Charity on a ship bound for Barbados, with a lot of action in between! Elias Dutton is on his way to Barbados to make sure his sister stays safe, but now he has his little mermaid to take care of as well. The meeting of these two was unusual, to say the least. MaryLu Tyndale writes another amazing story that will have you in awe for quite a while after you finish reading.

I love Charity’s spunky, determined and humorous character, though she really wasn’t trying to be funny. My heart breaks for her as the dreams continue to ruin her sleep at night, dreams of the man who treated her so horribly. Her journey wasn’t the most pleasant, being the only woman on the ship, and posing as Elias’ husband in order to get a free passage as well as keep her from the other men they were sailing with. I don’t like to give away a lot of the plot, so I won’t, I will just say Charity’ Cross is a read gem to read. I love MaryLu Tyndale’s books, and each one gets better and better!

I received this book from Celebration Lit Blog Tours 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

marylu tyndaleAward-winning author MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida’s Coast. With more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. A Christy award nominee and Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award winner, MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandchildren and several stray cats on the California coast.

Giveaway

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New Beginnings by Pamela Jo

 

New Beginnings
By Pamela Jo

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From the Author~

Guest Post from Pamela Jo

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand — when I wake, I am still with you.”

Psalm 139:16-18

Sometimes our lives are like grains of sand on the beaches draped along our shores.  One minute we are out basking in the sun, surrounded by other grains just like us and then within the blink of an eye, a wave wipes out what we believed to be our forever existence, taking us out into the deep blue unknown.  It’s at that moment when we close our eyes, hold our breath and reach out for the hand that saves us.  God’s hand.

That is my definition of life.  It comes in waves.  I’ve always felt a draw to the Gulf shores.  This made it the perfect place for my season of rest.  Through that rest I have discovered many things about life and myself.  We tend to love drama and focus on things that really aren’t important.

Writing was not something that as a young girl that I dreamed of. Through my battle with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma came the opportunity for me to meet new people.  Through meeting those people, I have been given many opportunities.  One of those opportunities was writing.  I’ll confess… I’m more of a reader.   I don’t consider myself an author and I am extremely thankful for great editors.  Writing has been a fun experience.  I find myself thinking – at some of the craziest times- about putting different experiences into a storyline.  If only my fingers could keep up with my mind as it reels out of control.

The Sands Of Times Series came about on one of my beach therapy mornings.  My times on the beach bring me closer to God.  I feel his presence there more than I do anywhere.  I love to people watch.  It amazes me that God has created some fascinating people.  They come in many forms, colors, personalities and weirdness – yet all come together to co-habitat on earth.  All following God’s plan (whether they know it or not).   If you put the people that I have met on the beach and my life experiences together, you get… The Sands of Time Series.   I hope each and every person that reads it gets at least one grain of sand from them to enrich their lives.

About the Book

Upon her return from her best friend Charlie’s wedding, Victoria found that the beautiful city of Chicago had never seemed emptier and neither had her soul. She realized she was surrounded by all the people in the world and she still felt lonely. Deciding to take her friend Charlie’s advice and make a change in her life, she packed her bags and moved to the west coast of Florida. Little did she know that the young Amish girl that she met on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico would begin a spiral of emotional changes for both of them.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The title of this book, New Beginnings, describe this book very well. Victoria was happy living in Chicago until best friend Charlie was married. It was then she started feeling lonely and ready for a change, so she makes the decision to move to Florida to be near her best friend. New place, newly married friend expecting a new baby, well things just didn’t sit well with Victoria, so when an Amish girl mentioned a room available in the Amish house she was staying, Victoria jumped at the chance. But little did she know how her life would change with her new Amish friend.

New Beginnings is a very nice and refreshing story of Victoria and the new changes happening in her life. Victoria, Charlie and Rebecca were lovable characters, ones that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know. I loved the Amish house and the calmness of the Amish life. And I appreciate that faith was woven into the life of the characters. Victoria’s journey was very heartwarming, and I can’t wait for book two in this series. Maybe there will be romance in the picture for Victoria?

I received this book from Celebration Lit Blog Tours 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

Author Pamela Jo, best known as “Whoopie Pie Pam”, is the author of several wonderful story/cookbooks, and the best-selling co-author of the #1 Best Selling series, The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters.  She is also the founder and creator of the Whoopie Pie Book Club, a well know social media site.

While battling Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Pam created the Whoopie Pie Book Club.  For years, she called a group of ladies in her family by that same name.  Every year, they travelled to Amish Country for a retreat of reading Amish fiction, seeing the Amish sights and eating plenty of Whoopie Pies.

Inspired by the Amish for their simplicity in facing life, love of God, and honor for family, Pamela found a connection with the Amish.  As a result of her many years of traveling and conducting business with the Amish, she has established close friendships with many Amish families, friendships that she cherishes.  She refers to them as her extended family.

Contact the author at:

Email:   pamelajo@BHGPublishing.com

http://whoopiepieplace.com

www.facebook.com/whoopiepiepam

Link to purchase book: http://amzn.com/1522821198

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Giveaway

Pamela Jo is giving away a special beach bag, including a Kindle fire tailored for your special day of relaxing at the beach.
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If I Run By Terri Blackstock from the Fiction GUild

If I Run 
By Terri Blackstock 

if i ran

CASEY KNOWS THE TRUTH. BUT IT WON’T SET HER FREE.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up.

Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices: the girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.

MY THOUGTHS ON THIS BOOK

Casey Cox is coming close to finding her fathers killer when she finds her good friend murdered. And she is afraid the same person who murdered her father has struck again. If I Run is  fast pace thriller from author Terri Blackstock. Casey has no choice but to run after she finds her friends, because her DNA is all over everything, and she knows she will  be at hit for the murder. PI Dylan Roberts was hired to find Casey but it all just doesn’t make sense to him. There is no way evidence proves that Casey murdered her friend.

At times this seemed like a wild goose chase because Casey was always a step ahead of anyone trying to catch up with her. She was hiding out goodtime. And not like most of Terri Blackstock’s books, this one ended living me hanging. I hope there will be a book two to follow because it doesn’t set well with me the way it ended!

 

I received this book from The Fiction Guild 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.