The Moon is Always Round by Jonathan Gibson

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Author: Jonathan Gibson
Publication Date: 09/23/2019
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 32
Age Level: 3-5
My Rating : 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Even young children want answers to the hard questions about God and suffering. In The Moon Is Always Round, seminary professor and author Jonathan Gibson uses the vivid imagery of the moon to explain to children how God’s goodness is always present, even when it might appear to be obscured by upsetting or difficult circumstances.

In this beautiful, full-color illustrated book, he allows readers to eavesdrop on the conversations he had with his young son in response to his sister’s death. Father and son share a simple liturgy together that reminds them that, just as the moon is always round despite its different phases, so also the goodness of God is always present throughout the different phases of life.

A section in the back of the book offers further biblical help for parents and caregivers in explaining God’s goodness to children. Jonathan Gibson reminds children of all ages that God’s goodness is present in the most difficult of times, even if we can’t always see it.

AUTHOR

Jonathan Gibson (PhD, Cambridge) is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church, UK, and is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is coeditor with Mark Earngey of Reformation Worship, contributor to and coeditor with David Gibson of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her, and Covenant Continuity and Fidelity: A Study of Inner-Biblical Allusion and Exegesis in Malachi. He is married to Jacqueline, and they have two children: Benjamin and Leila.

ILLUSTRATOR

Joe Hox was raised on a farm in southern Iowa where he doodled whenever he wasn’t spading thistles or feeding pigs. Everyone knew by his crooked hay rows that he would choose art over farming. Joe earned his BA in Art and Education from Dordt College and his MA from the University of Nebraska. Today he lives with his wife and four children in Pella, Iowa, where he illustrates and teaches art. Joe has illustrated all of the Good News for Little Hearts series.

ENDORSEMENTS

“It is with the greatest pleasure and sense of privilege that I commend this book about Leila, Jonny and Jackie Gibson’s precious, stillborn daughter. As I held Leila’s tiny lifeless body in my arms, I wondered what great things God would do through her brief, mainly hidden, life in this world. May this beautiful and poignant reflection, from a loving and devoted father, bring God’s compassion and comfort to many. She being dead yet speaks—Leila the Evangelist!”
Ian Hamilton, Former minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church, England

The Moon Is Always Round offers gentle instruction to the hearts of our children when life in this world has broken their hearts.”
Nancy Guthrie, Author of What Every Child Should Know about Prayer

“When our children were growing up, we sought out books to read to them, and a little later, books that they could read themselves. Many of them they wore out, unselfconsciously memorizing prose and poetry alike. The Moon Is Always Round has now been added to the ‘must-read-and-cherish’ list, not only because it is a good story and a true story, but because it is an important story that they will need to think about all their lives.”
D. A. Carson, Author of How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil

“It’s always best to rely on what we know to be true, rather than be guided by feelings. It’s an important lesson, especially for boys and girls, and Jonny Gibson teaches it in his wonderful, new book for children, The Moon Is Always Round. Through a tender, yet tough story—and beautiful illustrations—Jonny provides a heartwarming guide to any parent shepherding their child(ren) through times of loss and grief. I give a hearty thumbs-up to this special book!”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Author of A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty

“This sweet and touching book is wonderfully simple without being at all simplistic. The metaphor of the always-round moon will stick with children and parents alike. The lesson here is a profound one for any family wrestling with grief, but it is also a needed reminder for every Christian who may ever doubt the goodness of God.”
Kevin DeYoung, Author of The Biggest Story

“When we experience a deep loss, it’s easy to doubt God’s goodness. But that is exactly when we need to be reminded that God’s tender, personal love for us never changes. Kids need to know that just as much as anyone else, and this beautiful book will give parents a way to help them understand that truth. But don’t think this book is just for kids. Anyone who has experienced a deep loss will be comforted by this book’s simple reminder that the moon is always round.”
Libbie Groves, Author of Grief Undone and Becoming a Widow

“Most Christian children’s books get too preachy. They say too much and see too little—like a bad sermon. Not this book. Jonny Gibson has given us a modern-day psalm for children that takes us into the depths and points us to faith in God. Thank you, Jonny. Well done!”
Paul Miller, Author of J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life and A Praying Life

GOOD NEWS FOR LITTLE HEARTS FULL SERIES BUNDLE

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Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You Are Anxious

 

This beautifully illustrated book invites children to remember that the Lord is near when they are anxious. Zoe, a fearful mouse, is worried about a class trip. As she talks with her parents, Zoe realizes that she can turn to God for help. Papa Mouse gives her a verse from the “Great Book” that she can read when she is afraid. She learns that she can tell God all about her fears, and he will comfort her. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they are afraid.

Jax’s Tail Twitches: When You Are Angry

Everyone gets frustrated when something important to them goes wrong. In Jax’s Tail Twitches, the whole Squirrel family ends up out of sorts when acorn gathering doesn’t go according to plan. Although Papa, Mama, Jax, and Caspian Squirrel all get angry, they also learn about the power of saying sorry, seeking forgiveness, remembering God’s words, and praying together. Edited by David Powlison, Jax’s Tail Twitchesends with a special section that guides parents in teaching children how the gospel of Jesus Christ changes how we respond when life goes wrong. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will help children and adults remember to turn to God for help when they are angry.

Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up: When You Fail

Buster was sure he was the fastest bunny in the meadow. But during a race at summer camp, nothing goes as planned and Buster gets tripped up. After his epic fall, his older sister, Ivy, helps him see that failure is an opportunity to grow. As Buster remembers God’s love, he is able to let go of others’ opinions and accept that it is okay to try your best but not always be the best. Edited by Edward T. Welch, Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up ends with a special section that guides parents in teaching children how the gospel of Jesus Christ comforts and sustains us through failure and turns our focus away from ourselves and toward others. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will remind children and adults of God’s love and help for those who get tripped up.

Tori Comes Out of Her Shell: When You Are Lonely

Tori the turtle feels all alone. She has just moved to a new pond and a new school with her family and it seems like everyone has a friend except her. Her teacher notices she feels alone and helps her remember Jesus is always her friend and then along the way she makes some new friends. The last page contains information for parents on how God, in his Word, helps us turn to Jesus when we are lonely. Together children and parents will be guided into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they feel all alone

Gus Loses His Grip: When You Want Something Too Much

Gus Raccoon, who loves all things sweet, learns what happens when he wants something too much. After Gus gets caught taking candy from the store, Papa reminds him that temptation might be strong for us, but it’s not too strong for Jesus. Gus learns that Jesus is his present help. Also included is a section called “Helping Your Child with the ‘I Wantsies'” that applies biblical truth to this struggle and a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they want something too much.

Henry Says Good-Bye: When You Are Sad

Henry Hedgehog loves his pet ladybug. She keeps him company and entertains him, his family, and his friends with her flying tricks. But one day, he has to say good-bye to his ladybug. Henry and his whole family are sad, but they learn to go to Jesus and remember together that he cares about their sadness. Also included is a section called “Helping Your Child with Sadness” that applies biblical truth to this struggle and a tear-outpage of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they are sad.

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Bible bb’s

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About Bible bb’s:

Bible’s bb’s® is for families who want to celebrate their faith in a fresh new way.  They have a line of shirts for the whole family and books for kids featuring their cute little Bible Hero cartoon figures. www.biblebbs.com

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MY THOUGHTS ON THESE PRODUCTS

Wow, these are the cutest products. All of their products have Christian themes, and the characters in the books and on the shirts are just too adorable! And from the website, it looks like they are going to add toys as well. I highly encourage you to visit the website, http://www.biblebbs.com and check out their products. I choose to try the Mens T-Shirt and I love it. My husband is wearing it in the picture, faceless like he wanted it. He loves it, and so does my son! The fabric is thick, very nice quality, not a cheap thin tshirt! Nice enough to wear about anywhere!

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I also checked out the adorable shirts for children. What an amazing way to witness to others about our Lord. T-Shirts for young and adults are wonderful conversation starters!! I think you can well see that I highly recommend this store. Oh, and if you go to their website, down near the bottom is a place you can sign up for their emails, so you can get updates on new products. This looks like a fairly new store, so lets give them some love and order something for yourself or a friend.

GoodNight My Darling Dear by Amy Kavelaris

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ABOUT THE BOOK

​Popular artist Amy Kavelaris brings a whimsical bedtime blessing that celebrates the wonder of childhood, dreams of who your little one will someday become, and marvels at all that God has in store. Amy’s prints are sold through a variety of top retailers, and she has been featured in major national women’s and home décor magazines.

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Hold your little one close as you celebrate your love for one another. This exquisitely illustrated book honors the wonder of childhood, dreams of who your little one will someday become, and marvels at all that God has in store. Amy Kavelaris’s signature flower-crown art and poetic writing invite you and your child to enjoy peaceful moments before bed with delightful parent-and-child animal pairs.

Good Night, My Darling Dear makes an excellent baby shower gift or display book in a new nursery. Its keepsake quality also makes it a wonderful way to celebrate an adoption or birth announcement with a friend or grandparents.

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This whimsical and heartwarming picture book calls you to enjoy the beauty of God’s artistry across the skies and in the child resting in your arms.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This book is precious! The art work is absolutely stunning, and even though a small child can not read the words, they can sure look at the beautiful illustrations and make up their own stories. I always encourage young children to do this. What a beautiful message this story is, and it is perfect for a bedtime story.

This is the most beautiful children’s book I’ve seen. I love everything about it. Author Amy Kavelaris does an incredible job with both this story as well as the illustrations. This would make a such a sweet baby shower gift. Or a gift for any occasion for a little one. This is definitely a book to keep out in the open for everyone to see!

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Amy Kavs (Kavelaris) Art can be found in Target, Anthropologie, Better Homes & Gardens, among others & is hanging in homes & sold on products around the globe. She has been captivated by the study of light and the way little ones interact with nature since she was old enough to hold a pencil. This fascination with every day beauty, is apparent in her breadth of paintings, blooming in a dreamlike-whimsy.

Amy grew up in nature & on the lakes, the source of much of her inspiration for her work. She graduated with a degree in Media Studies: Radio, TV, & Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison & studied Fine Art in Florence, Italy.

She lives in the Midwest, renovating their 100 year old home & cottage, with her therapist husband and their 3 small girls.

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Encountering God’s Heart For You by Diane Stortz

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About the Book

Book:  Encountering God’s Heart For You

Author: Diane Stortz

Genre:  Christian non-fiction, Devotional

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Enountering-Gods-Heart-for-You-768x1024God put the Bible together for you, and he wants you to understand and know him better. But sometimes you can get lost in the details and miss the big picture. The Bible is more than just a collection of wisdom, instructions, and history. It’s one unified story of the incredible love of God!

Encountering God’s Heart for You
 takes you on a daily journey through the full narrative of Scripture in a year. And in the process, it will draw you nearer to God as you discover his love and compassion. It won’t cover every verse, or even every chapter, in the Bible, but by the time you’re through, you’ll have a strong grasp of what the Bible is all about.

Reading Scripture isn’t just a way to collect information or check something off a to-do list. Let this book bring you into God’s presence to better understand the Bible’s story of love, sacrifice, and redemption as he draws you to himself.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is the first book I have read from this author. This one is a Devotional, and its different than anything I have read before. It is for 365 days and it takes you through the entire Bible in those 365 days. This wouldn’t be something to use instead of reading through the Bible, but it makes a great devotion to read each day, and you will have an idea of what is in the Bible.

I think this would be great for a new Christian,  it would be a way the introduce them to God’s word with explanations of what each book us about. I also think this is a good one for someone wanting short devotions to read, because they are short, but very valuable. I highly recommend this Devotional. There are so many out there to choose from, so take a look at this one before you purchase!

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

Click here to get your copy!

 

 

About the Author

Diane_Stortz_400x400Diane Stortz is a multipublished author who writes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation. Diane’s books for women, A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year and Encountering God’s Heart for You, both from Bethany House, encourage women to get to know God through His Word, the Bible. Her children’s releases include the best-selling Say & Pray Bible and I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, both from Tommy Nelson. Diane and her husband have two married daughters and five grandchildren—all boys! Visit her at www.DianeStortz.com.

 

 

More from Diane

Twenty years ago, I was invited to join a women’s Bible study group planning to read through the Bible in a year to get to know God.

Although I’d been a Christian for many years and had read many parts of the Bible and used the Bible in my work as an editor, I had never actually read the entire Bible.

I joined the group. We read about three chapters a day and met weekly on Monday nights to discuss what we’d read.

I’ve repeated that experience in various forms most years since then, and it has changed my life in so many ways. (Getting to know God does that, right?)

I’m convinced that one of the most loving things we can do for someone else is to invite and encourage her to become a lifelong reader of the Word, and to read it together.

That’s how I view my new devotional, Encountering God’s Heart for You. It’s an invitation to every woman to pick up her Bible, read along with me, and look together for all the ways God teaches us about himself on every page.

Blog Stops

For the Love of Literature, March 21

Through the Lens of Scripture, March 22

Holly Jo Morris, March 22

Inklings and notions, March 23

amandainpa, March 24

deb’s Book Review, March 24

Genesis 5020, March 25

For Him and My Family, March 26

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 27

Spoken from the Heart, March 28

Lights in a Dark World, March 29

SPLASHES of Joy, March 29

Texas Book-aholic, March 30

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 30

She Lives To Read, March 31

Remembrancy, April 1

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 2

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 2

Lis Loves Reading, April 3

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Diane is giving away the grand prize package of a journal, a set of Scripture cards, and a set of gel pens!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/f6ec/encountering-god-s-heart-for-you-celebration-tour-giveaway

Turning Tide by Melody Carlson

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About the Book

Book:  Turning Tide

Author: Melody Carlson

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Release Date: Feb 15, 2020

My Rating: 5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Turning-Tide-673x1024As the Great War rages on, Sunset Cove continues to feel its impact. Running the small town newspaper, Anna McDowell can’t escape the grim reports from the other side of the world, but home-front challenges abound as well. Dr. Daniel is serving the wounded on the front lines. And Katy, expecting her first child, with her husband in the trenches, tries to support the war effort with her Red Cross club. Even as the war winds down the costs are high—and Sunset Cove is not spared.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Though Turning the Tide is the conclusion to The Legacy of Sunset Cove Series, it is the first book I’ve read of the series, and I was able to pick up and understand the story fine. Though it would probably be better reading all four books in order.  The people of Sunset Cove continue to survive daily as they await daily news from the war. So many of their loved ones and friends are fighting, one thing is always on their minds, who will come home alive and who will not.

As in all of her books I have read, author Melody Carlson’s excellent writing skills surface at the beginning to the book, with characters so well crafted, and a plot that kept me turning the pages to see what was happening and to who as the story develops. There are so many scenes filled with tension, as they all fought so hard to survive what life was throwing at them. And though I have heard of the Spanish flu, I had not read a lot  about it before, and found the subject quite like what our world is facing today with the Cronoavirus. Though it was a different time in history, the fear and feelings were quite the same. I do appreciate the Christian life weaving through the lives of the characters, and how Ms. Carlson reminds us that God is in control, and He is always with us during our most difficult times. Another thing we are Christians can understand with this silent enemy that is raging through our world today. And lastly, I love and enjoyed so much the history in this book. It is evident that Turning Tide was very well and expertly researched in order to give readers the amazing read this book is. A book that I highly recommend!

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

 

Click here for your copy!

 

 

About the Author

author-photo-Melody-Carlson-1Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

 

More from Melody

Writing about the WW1 era has definitely been a good history lesson for me. Prohibition laws in Oregon (and rum-runners breaking them) combined with a massive war that changed the world and a global epidemic is worth paying attention to. Especially since history sometimes repeats itself. The early 20th century had a lot going on—much that seems nearly forgotten. I’m glad to see the movie 1917 is doing well—and we plan to see it this week. Although I’m not a fan of gruesome war movies, this era continues to intrigue me. Even as I wrapped up my Sunset Cove series with Turning Tide I was left wondering . . . what’s next? But isn’t that the beauty of story?

Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, March 16

For the Love of Literature, March 16

Through the Fire Blogs, March 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 17

Inklings and notions, March 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 18

deb’s Book Review, March 18

All-of-a-kind Mom, March 19

By The Book, March 19

Wishful Endings, March 19

Texas Book-aholic, March 20

She Lives To Read, March 20

Betti Mace, March 21

Remembrancy, March 21

janicesbookreviews, March 22

Mary Hake, March 22

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 22

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, March 23

For Him and My Family, March 23

Maureen’s Musings, March 24

My Devotional Thoughts, March 24

Jeanette’s Thoughts, March 24

Christian Bookaholic, March 25

Artistic Nobody, March 25 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Older & Smarter?, March 26

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 26

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 27

Blogging With Carol, March 27

Daysong Reflections, March 27

SPLASHES of Joy, March 28

Vicky Sluiter, March 28

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 29

Pause for Tales, March 29

For the Love of Books, March 29

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize package of a complete set of The Legacy of Sunset Cove series!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/f6e9/turning-tide-celebration-tour-giveaway

Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot

 

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About This Book

Ten years after her parents were killed, Evelyn Radcliffe is once more homeless. The orphanage that was her refuge and later her workplace has burned to the ground, and only she and a young orphan girl have escaped. Convinced this must be related to her parents’ murders, Evelyn flees with the girl to Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country and finds shelter in the home of Wyatt Clark, a talented horse rancher whose plans don’t include a family of his own.

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At first, Evelyn is a distraction. But when it becomes clear that trouble has followed her to Mesquite Springs, she becomes a full-blown disruption. Can Wyatt keep her safe from the man who wants her dead? And will his own plans become collateral damage?

Suspenseful and sweetly romantic, Out of the Embers is the first in a new series that invites you to the Texas Hill Country in the 1850s, when the West was wild, the men were noble, and the women were strong.

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That’s the back cover copy. If that’s not enough to convince you that this is the book for you, you might want to watch the trailer. I know I’m prejudiced, but I think Revell did an outstanding job on it.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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I agree with Thomas Jefferson when he said, “I cannot live without books.” Some of my earliest memories are of my parents reading books to me or — in the case of my father — telling stories he made up. And even when they weren’t reading to me, my parents could often be found, book in hand. Is it any wonder I decided to teach myself to read? Once I did learn, it was hard to find me without a book. My husband will tell you that that’s still the case.

At least in my mind, it’s only a small step from being an avid reader to wanting to be an author. From the time I was seven, I was convinced I should be a writer. The type of writing varied with the seasons. For a few months I fancied myself a playwright. Fortunately the teachers in my elementary school indulged me, and my class produced my two plays: “All About Thermometers” and “Hawaii.” Neither, I am happy to report, made its way to Broadway.

There was a brief time when I aspired to be a newspaper reporter, but that was soon eclipsed by my determination to be a novelist. All the while, though, I knew that writing was not the easiest way to earn a living, and so it was always going to be a second career. That’s why I went to college and majored in French, fully intending to teach at the university level. When I graduated, I married my high school sweetheart and took a “temporary” job as a computer programmer. Although it hadn’t been part of my plan, that turned into a permanent career in Information Technology.

Along the way, I’ve had a chance to do a lot of writing, including four technical books and what I describe as “enough technical articles to cure insomnia in a medium-sized city.” (My budgets were also considered to be works of fiction.) Now, though, I’m able to write full time, and for the first time, all I’m writing is fiction.

No doubt about it, I’ve been blessed. I had parents who nurtured my love of reading and have a husband who’s not just my best friend but who’s driven tens of thousands of miles to help me research books and who, after all these years, still hasn’t lost his sense of humor, even when dinner is late because I have “just one more scene” to write.

When people ask why I write, the answer is simple: it’s part of who I am and who I was meant to be. I truly believe this is God’s plan for me, and that’s why it is my fervent prayer that my books will touch my readers’ hearts and strengthen their faith in Him.

GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are by Dr. Rick Chromey

 

The author is giving away 2 print copies and 3 copies of this book. 

Scroll to the end for the giveaway

We are uniquely shaped by innovations that influenced us during our “coming of age” years between 10 and 25.

 

It is the technological interactions in our adolescence and college

years that guide our generational frames more than anything else, not the day we were born.We are generations of technology. We are GenTech.

 

– Dr. Rick Chromey

 

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Join us for this tour from Mar 23 to Apr 3, 2020!

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are by Dr. Rick Chromey

Category:  Adult Non-fiction 18 yrs +,  328 pages

Genre:  History / Cultural & Technical History

Publisher:  Morgan James Publishing

Release date:   May 26, 2020

Tour dates: Mar 23 to Apr 3, 2020

Content Rating:  G : This is a non-fiction book about our technical history and how it has shaped our culture.

Book Description:

Every twenty years a new generation rises, but who and what defines

these generations? And could current generational tags mislead and miss

the point? In this insightful analysis of technology history since 1900,

Dr. Rick Chromey offers a fresh perspective for understanding what

makes a generation tick and differ from others. Within GenTech,

readers learn how every generation uniquely interacts with particular

technologies that define historical temperament and personality and why

current generational labels are more fluid than fixed, and more loopy

than linear. Consequently, three major generational constellations

emerge, each containing four, twenty-year generations that overlap,

merge, and blend:

 

  • The Audio Generations (1900-1950):Transportation-Telephone Generation (1900-1920), Motion PictureGeneration (1910-1930), Radio Generation (1920-1940), Vinyl RecordGeneration (1930-1950)
  • The Visual Generations (1940-1990): TelevisionGeneration (1940-1960), Space Generation (1950-1970), Gamer Generation(1960-1980) and Cable Television Generation (1970-1990)
  • The Digital Generations (1980-2000): PersonalComputer-Cell Phone Generation (1980-2000), Net Generation (1990-2010),iTech Generation (2000-2020), and Robotics Generation (2010-2030). Divein and revel in this exciting, compelling, and novel perspective to

    understanding recent American generations with GenTech.

 

Official Scheduled Release Date is May 26, 2020.

Pre-Order Now:

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Meet the Author:  

Rick Chromey is a cultural explorer, social historian and generational

futurist. He’s also served as a pastor, professor, speaker/trainer, and

consultant. In 2017, he founded MANNA! Educational Services

International to inspire and equip leaders, teachers, pastors, and

parents. Rick has a doctorate in leadership and the emerging culture;

and travels the U.S. and world to speak on culture, faith, history,

education, and leadership topics. He has authored over a dozen books on

leadership, natural motivation, creative communication, and classroom

management. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Meridian, Idaho.

Connect with the Author: website ~ youtube ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram

 

Tour Schedule:

Mar 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Mar 23 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 24 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 25 – Rockin Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Mar 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 25 – The Irresponsible Reader – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Mar 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Mar 26 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 26 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 26 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post

Mar 27 – The Avid Reader – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 30 – Books and Zebras – book spotlight / giveaway

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It’s the Grand Finale for One Little Lie by Colleen Coble #OLLPrism


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch – Author Interview

What was the inspiration for ONE LITTLE LIE and for this new Pelican Harbor series?

I was at a restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL with friends. Their 16-year-old son mentioned he’d been working on a shrimp boat. He said, “You wouldn’t believe the stuff we bring up in the nets. Washing machines, other appliances, you name it.” I immediately had the image of a shrimp net hauling up a body clad in a wedding dress, and that was the nugget that started One Little Lie.

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

“This was truly a suspenseful “page-turner” with drama, lots of action, and situations which keeps the reader guessing who the “good guys” and the “bad guys” really are! . . . The characters are portrayed so well, one will tend to forget this is fiction.”

Heidi Reads… – Excerpt

She turned toward the coffee shop and bumped into a man who reached out to steady her. “Sorry, I wasn’t watching where I was going.”

His eyes crinkled at the corners as if smiling was his usual expression, though his lips were flat now. He towered over her five feet two inches, and she guessed him to be six foot. His shaved head made his large brown eyes even more expressive and compelling, and he exuded controlled energy and power under his very attractive surface. His muscular arms and face were tanned as if he’d spent a lot of time in the sun. Her immediate attraction to him made her take a step back. She steered clear of relationships. Losing someone you cared about hurt too much.

Those dark eyes smiled down at her. “You’re Jane Hardy.”

Adventures of a Travelers Wife – Review

One Little Lie is the first book in the Pelican Harbor series, and after reading this one I certainly cannot wait to read the next book. . . . I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book and I thought that they were interesting, relatable, and people I could see in real-life situations. Colleen Coble is one of my go-to authors . . . and she certainly came through again with this great book.”

Two Points of interest – Review

“I have read a few of the author’s books and enjoyed them. . . . The plot was predictable but, had a few surprises. . . . I did enjoy the book . . .”

Loraine D Nunley, Author – Review

“This was one of those stories that compelled me to keep turning the pages. There were so many questions to be answered and lots of secrets to be uncovered. . . . The chemistry between Jane and Reid was there and I enjoyed the suspense . . .”

Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters – Spotlight

Kimber Li – Excerpt

Jane parked her SUV in the driveway behind the flashing lights of a patrol vehicle and got out, the rising sun glaring into her gritty eyes. The call to investigate another body had sent her straight to her vehicle without a shower. Two bodies in twenty-four hours . . .

Was she really equipped for this job?

She let Parker out of the back before she walked toward the shotgun house with its neat spring flower beds lining either side of the red front door. She spotted a woman standing off to one side with her arms clutched around her. It was probably the neighbor who’d made the 911 call, and Jane would talk to her next.

A figure moved in the brush at the side of the house, and she caught the shine of something metallic. A gun? She pointed at the bush. “Take down, Parker!”

Getting Your Read On – Review

“Wow, there was a lot going on in this book! I loved the first chapter of the book which really set the stage for the rest of the story. It gave me an instant connection to emotion and really peaked my interest. . . . The intensity ramps up slowly but I could feel it happening. It’s exactly what you want to feel when reading this type of book.”

I’m Into Books – Spotlight

Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt

“Did you need something from me?”

He spread out his hands. “Look, I could shout up to you from the street, but I’d like to come up and talk to you.”

The lights were on next door. What could it hurt to have a private conversation? She wasn’t afraid of him. She gestured to her left.

“There are exterior stairs off the alley. I’ll open the door for you.”

He nodded and moved that direction, and she went inside to open the door in the kitchen. The iron stairs clanged as he ascended them, and for some reason, the sound made her pulse jump. Maybe this was a bad idea.

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review

“Over the years, I’ve read many of Colleen Coble’s books and have enjoyed them immensely. She never ceases to amaze me with her ability to come up with new stories. One Little Lie is another example of her superb writing. . . . One Little Lie is filled with well-written characters, and you’ll love reading their stories. . . . The book’s pacing is perfect for a suspense novel. You’ll be frantically reading to find out how all of the clues fit together.”

Uplifting Reads – Review

“This one starts out with a bang, gripping you from the first page . . . I did enjoy the story. I kept my attention during a time of a lot of uncertainty in the world and was a welcome distraction.”

Tell Tale Book Reviews – Spotlight

Reading Excursions – Review

“Right off, from the prologue, the novel grabbed me . . . While others could feel bogged down by all that is going on in it, Coble has found a way to make it all work and carefully weave it together. The cases, the people – every little bit. It’s a wild roller coaster of a [read].”

Daughter of Increase – Review

“This was my first ever read from Colleen Coble and just wow! I was blown away by the writing, the flow and the themes within the story. I loved the way everything unfolded as the story progressed and that ending was superb!”

Peaceful Pastime – Review

“Overall, I thought the premise of the novel is fantastic and unlike [any] other book I have read. I found the characters fascinating and well developed and I started to care what happens to the them, basically I just want them to have the happiness they so richly deserve. A great book to read in one day or over a weekend.”

Wishful Endings – Spotlight

Cover Lover Book Review – Review

“I have read nearly all of Ms. Coble’s books. She is a wonderful storyteller and infuses her tales with mystery, suspense, romance, and faith. . . . In the end, most things wrapped up nicely.”

Hallie Reads – Excerpt

Will’s smile could light up a football stadium. The boy wore a Saints cap backward, and he slung two camera bags onto his shoulders as he exited Reid’s SUV outside the police station. A tripod stuck up out his backpack.

A pelican fluttered down the strut on the grass by the road, and Will pointed it out. “Look at that!”

“No fish here in town.” Reid locked his vehicle. “You don’t look eager or anything. This will be hard work.”

Will bounced a little on his flip-flops.

“It’s going to be great, Dad. I know I can do it. Thanks for giving me a chance.”

A Modern Day Fairy Tale – Review

“Overall, this has everything that I have come to love from Colleen Coble— great suspense, unexpected twists, themes of faith and yes, romance too. It was a great start to this new series and I cannot wait to see what happens next. Current fans of Colleen Coble will certainly want to add it to their collection, and new readers are sure to fall in love too!”

My Devotional Thoughts – Review

“This is such a strong book to begin a new series of hers. The characters were absolutely delightful and relatable. Moreover, she tackles a hot topic now that seems to make its way into popular culture on a regular basis–cults. I appreciate the fact that she, a solid Christian author, tackles such a timely subject, while still including twists, turns, and the gospel message. . . . Fair warning, however. Once you start the book, I promise you WILL NOT want to put it down!”

Splashes of Joy – Spotlight

Red Headed Book Lady – Review

One Little Lie is so intriguing and has many twists and turns in this wonderful story that I just couldn’t put the book down. . . . Colleen Coble sure knows how to grab your attention and keep it there. Her writng style is fantastic! . . . I wasn’t at all disappointed with this novel. It had a little bit of everything in it and just right amount too. Nicely done.”

All excerpts from One Little Lie by Colleen Coble. Used with the permission of the publisher, Thomas Nelson. Copyright ©2020 by Colleen Coble. Learn more at TNZ Fiction.

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One Little Lie
(Pelican Harbor #1)
By Colleen Coble
Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages
March 3rd 2020 by Thomas Nelson

It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

Praise for the Book

“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author

“Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you’ll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy’s story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.’ —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

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About the Author

Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series.

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One Little Lie by Colleen Coble

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About the Book

Book:  One Little Lie

Author: Colleen Coble

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 3, 2020

My Rating: 5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I am so happy I was able to read and review One Little Lie. Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors, so I knew I was in for a ride through a suspenseful thriller that would grip my heart and not let go for a while, and for sure, I was not disappointed. Jane Hardy being appointed as sheriff, she never expected her father would be arrested or implicated in a murder while she was serving as the sheriff. And budding for his documentaries, Reid Bechtol is excited his new project is covering Jane’s career and film her every move as a sheriff.

What will these two characters learn as they follow a journey that will take them on a ride of their lives.

Wow, I didn’t want to put this book down, but there were times I had too for a few minutes. As always when reading a Colleen Coble book, she captured my interest reading the first page! The fast pace suspense is so incredibly intense, with amazing characters that do their job well.as they develop throughout the story. There is so much happening in this story it is impossible to fully describe it in this review, which means you need to read One Little Lie for yourself.

As always, I appreciate how Ms. Coble weaves her faith and the christian life in the life of the characters she has created. The message that God can and will ease our painful past, the pain as we discover things we need to deal with. And He is a God we we can trust, no matter what. And she does so in  nice subtle way.

The author also deals with the issues of Jane and her dad’s cult background, Reid’s secret past, And the big one, the lies. But through it all, we can also witness the love and forgiveness so well written here. And in reality, this entire book is so well crafted, and incredibly written, as we always see from Colleen Coble. I highly recommend One Little Lie for your reading enjoyment and entertainment. And I can’t wait for book two in this series, coming in the fall!

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

 

Click here to get your copy.

 

 

About the Author

Colleen-Coble-768x511Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. You can visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.

Blog Stops

Back Porch Reads, March 10

Life of Literature, March 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 10

Texas Book-aholic, March 10

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, March 11

The Avid Reader, March 11

Lighthouse Academy, March 11

By The Book, March 12

Older & Smarter?, March 12

Through the Fire Blogs, March 12

Remembrancy, March 12

Betti Mace, March 13

April Hayman, Author, March 13

Emily Yager, March 13

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, March 14

Bigreadersite, March 14

deb’s Book Review, March 14

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 15

Inklings and notions, March 15

CarpeDiem, March 15

Christian Bookaholic, March 15

Just the Write Escape, March 16

For Him and My Family, March 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 16

Robin’s Nest, March 17

All-of-a-kind Mom, March 17

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 17

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, March 17

Stories By Gina, March 18

Janicesbookreviews, March 18

Mary Hake, March 18

Empowermoms, March 18

For the Love of Literature, March 19

Blossoms and Blessings, March 19

Because I said so – and other adventures in Parenting, March 19

Hallie Reads, March 19

A Baker’s Perspective, March 20

Quiet Quilter, March 20

Simple Harvest Reads, March 20 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Splashes of Joy, March 21

Moments, March 21

amandainpa, March 21

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 21

Pause for Tales, March 22

Britt Reads Fiction, March 22

Spoken from the Heart, March 22

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, March 22

To Everything There is a Season, March 23

Life love writing, March 23

Daysong Reflections, March 23

Lights in a Dark World, March 23

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My Rating 5+ Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One Little Lie (Pelican Harbor #1) By Colleen Coble Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages March 3rd 2020 by Thomas Nelson

It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense.

Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.

After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?

Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane’s career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity.

Jane finds herself depending on Reid’s calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him.

Praise for the Book

“Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author

“Colleen Coble once again proves she is at the pinnacle of Christian romantic suspense. Filled with characters you’ll come to love, faith lost and found, and scenes that will have you holding your breath, Jane Hardy’s story deftly follows the complex and tangled web that can be woven by one little lie.’ —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

(Affiliate links included.) Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Target | Christianbook | TNZFiction

About the Author

Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels, including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series.

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An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman

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About the Book

Is she about to fall for trouble?

She could never love an Amish rebel…Or could she?

Susannah Beiler is determined to protect the other young marriageable Amish women from falling for the new bad boy in town…by pretending to date Micah Fisher herself! Their deal is simple: she’ll keep him company if he stays away from her friends. But she doesn’t count on finding out there’s more to Micah than his reputation…

My Thoughts on this Book

 

About the Author

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The first thing you need to know about me is that I write Fiction full of GRACE.  Every plot is different. The characters change. Some of my books are mysteries, others are novellas, and some are romances. But they all are stories of light, hope, and truth. Stories that at least for a moment touch the deepest places in our heart.

Tales that whisper hope. That speak of family and community. That remind us of God and His love.

What do I write? If I had to reduce it to four words, I suppose I’d say I write Fiction full of GRACE.


I hold a BA and MA degree in English, and I am proud to be represented by Mary Sue Seymour, AAR. I have published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, and have received over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups.  I am honored to be a member of Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Faith Hope and Love.

I live and teach in the Texas hill country with my husband, cats, and a rather large herd of deer. Our four children have flown the nest; however, we are fortunate that they all live close enough to visit.

I have always felt that my faith was at the very center of who and what I am, and I am thrilled beyond words to be able to now write about something that is so near to my heart. At various times I have served as a pianist, teacher, church secretary, and worship team member. While living in the Dallas area, I served as an adjunct professor of English Literature at Dallas Baptist University. When we moved to a small town in Central Texas, I continued teaching for a few years, but I now write full-time and I play the keyboard in our church’s praise band.

My grandfather was born in Albion, Pennsylvania, and I am currently researching whether I might have Amish roots.

Killer Harvest by: Tanya Stowe

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About the Book

Book:  Killer Harvest

Author: Tanya Stowe

Genre:  Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March, 2020

My Rating: 5Stars

Killer-Harvest-647x1024Can she stop a deadly crop virus from ending up in the wrong hands? Biologist and single mom Sassa Nilsson just witnessed her mentor’s brutal murder by environmental extremists. Now she’s the last link to a deadly pathogen they plan unleashing—and their number one target! But can handsome border patrol agent Jared De Luca shield Sassa and her baby long enough to find a cure…before the entire world faces the unthinkable consequences?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

When I first started reading this I felt I was reading the newspaper instead of a fiction book. Tanya Stowe. This story pulled me in from the beginning. Sassa knew something wasn’t right as soon as she got off the plane with her mentor Sam. And from there, the story takes off in a fast pace that will have you on the edge of your seats. Ms. Stowe created characters that were so well developed throughout the story, I started thinking of them as real people. And I really wanted to pray for Sassa so many times.

Both Jared and Sassa has a checkered past, and it was interesting to see the interaction between them. And especially since Sassa’s faith was so strong and Jared no longer trusted God. And I love the want the men were with baby Keri. Sam had called her Precious Keri, and Jared was adorable with her. Baby Keri has a special part of the story, which made it have a sweet side.

As with most suspense, there is so much more to this story. It way be a small book, but it is packed full of drama and suspense. If you enjoy this genre, I highly recommend this one for you to read. It will give you a few hours of total enjoyment.

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

Click here for your copy.

About the Author

Tanya-Stowe-768x847Tanya Stowe is a Christian Fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is married to the love of her life, her high school sweetheart. They have four children and twenty-one grandchildren, a true adventure. She fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a trip to foreign lands or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.

More from Tanya

As a teenager, I spent my summers water-skiing on the King’s River in Central California. Even though we lived on the coast and the ocean, we traveled inland to the smooth river waters every other weekend for our sport. We camped on a sandy beach, skimmed over the water all day long and at night sat under a sky full of brilliant stars and listened to the sound of the water rippling past. Since we lived on the coast with a heavy marine layer, the amazing sky always fascinated me. Surrounded by massive cottonwood trees, with the smell of ripe fruit drifting toward us, my river experiences were different from home and more than memorable. On some nights we’d hear the splash and laughter as teenagers, somewhere across the river, came down to swim. I always wondered what it would be like to live in the nearby small, neat-as-a-pin town, to know the same people all of my life and to be able to drive down to the river with my friends on any given night. I envied those teenagers and always knew I’d someday write a story about central California. I didn’t know it would involve biological warfare and crazed killers…but that transition is another story all its own! I’ll stop here and hope you enjoy Killer Harvest!

Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, March 7

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 7

deb’s Book Review, March 7

Texas Book-aholic, March 8

Simple Harvest Reads, March 8 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, March 9

Among the Reads, March 9

Genesis 5020, March 9

For Him and My Family, March 10

Kat’s Corner Books, March 10

April Hayman, Author, March 10

Inklings and notions, March 11

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 11

Betti Mace, March 12

Reading Is My SuperPower, March 12

Bigreadersite, March 12

Through the Fire Blogs, March 13

Maureen’s Musings, March 13

Older & Smarter?, March 14

She Lives To Read, March 14

Remembrancy, March 15

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, March 15

Blogging With Carol, March 15

Emily Yager, March 16

Blossoms and Blessings, March 16

janicesbookreviews, March 17

Daysong Reflections, March 17

Mary Hake, March 17

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, March 18

Pause for Tales, March 18

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 19

SPLASHES of Joy, March 19

Hallie Reads, March 19

Artistic Nobody, March 20 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, March 20

To Everything There Is A Season, March 20

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Tanya is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

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

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An Amish Picnic by: Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman

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About the Book

Book:  An Amish Picnic

Author: Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman

Genre: Amish; Christian Romance

Release Date: March 3, 2020

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From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four sweet stories about picnics and romance.

Baskets of Sunshine by Amy Clipston

Kevin Weaver has lived with his brother’s family since his parents passed away when he was young, but he craves a home and family to call his own. Freeman Kurtz owns a successful brick mason business, and Kevin takes the job as Freeman’s apprentice to pursue his own financial freedom.

Phoebe Kurtz is helping her sister with her booth at the marketplace when she notices Kevin, her father’s employee. Their friendship grows, but Kevin is convinced that the difference in their ages makes a relationship between them impossible. Amidst summer outings, Kevin and Phoebe must decide if taking a chance on love is worth the risk.

Candlelight Sweethearts by Kelly Irvin

Esther Marie Shrock loves her job at Valley Grocery Store where she’s worked for four years. Despite a stutter that has plagued her since childhood, she thrives filling orders from a steady stream of customers. Still, at 25, she and her family wonder if romance is in her future.

Jasper Cotter isn’t good with people, but he’s found himself obligated to take over day-to-day operations of the family owned grocery store—a store he doesn’t have the first clue how to run. Thrown together, Esther Marie and Jasper don’t exactly see eye to eye. One night, the store loses power, and the candles aren’t the only things shooting off sparks. Esther Marie and Jasper are suddenly forced to discover common ground when it matters most, and they might be surprised with love along the way.

Reeling in Love by Kathleen Fuller

Nina Stoll and Ira Yoder are just friends. Just friends and fishing buddies. Every Saturday afternoon, they have a picnic at their favorite fishing hole and see who can out fish the other. Until Nina starts to wonder if there’s more.

Her plans to share her feelings go awry, and circumstances seem destined to keep Nina and Ira apart. With both Nina and Ira confused and hurting, it’s going to take courage, some help from the community matchmakers, and a little bit of divine intervention for Nina and Ira to realize they’re each other’s perfect catch.

Picnics and Prospects by Vannetta Chapman

Faith Troyer is claustrophobic, and David Lapp builds tiny houses. They went on a date years ago with disastrous results. Now that they’re in their late twenties, their families and friends are beginning to wonder if either will ever find that special someone. When a picnic outing is diverted by the discovery of a package of letters dating back to the 1970s, they take it upon themselves to find answers to a mystery that causes them to rethink their past and consider their future.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I always enjoy these books that have a collection of novellas. They are all around 100 pages and can easily be read in one setting, or one day. An Amish Picnic features four of my favorite Amish authors, so I knew this had to be an awesome book!

Each of these stories are written about various activites. In Amy Clipston’s Baskets of Sunshine. With Kevin and Phoebe, there was the age difference that bothered Kevin, but despite that, I enjoyed watching their relationship grow, and the picnic and the activities they enjoyed.

In Kelly Irvin’s Candlelight Sweethearts, Esther has a speech problem that causes her to be a little bit embarrassed. And Jasper has his own insecurities and is afraid to let Esther know how he feels about her. Ms. Irvin does a really nice job of weaving these two hearts together with their special picnic, and the sweet activities they enjoyed.

In Kathleen Fuller’s Reeling in Love, fishing buddies Nina and Ira were friends that just went fishing every Saturday just for fun. Just friends. That is all. But everyone around them could see that it was more. But their Saturday fishing date took on a new meaning with a ‘surprise, picnic. I enjoyed reading this story of two people who didn’t even know how they felt about each other.

Vannetta Chapman’s Picnics and Prospects gives us Faith and David’s story. With Faith being claustrophobic and David building tiny houses their is no way this duo would work. Or could it? Finding a package of letters dated back to the 1970’s, Ms. Chapman gives readers a bit of a mystery as Faith and David try to find who the letters belong to. I not only enjoyed the mystery but I really enjoyed getting know know more about tiny houses David builds. And I have to say, the doggie friend made this story even more sweeter!

I really can’t pic a favorite in this collection. Each story brings its own unique characters to make it stand on its own. And I love that each author has her own unique style of writing, and each giving us readers fun and enjoyable stories to read and love. I highly recommend An Amish Picnic for you. These stories you will cherish for a long time.

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

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

 

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of amy-clipstonLancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at AmyClipston.com; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.

 

kelly-irvin-768x794Kelly Irvin is the bestselling author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeeper’s Son received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a “beautifully woven masterpiece.” The two-time Carol Award finalist is a former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional. Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors. Visit her online at KellyIrvin.com; Instagram: kelly_irvin; Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author; Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin.

 

kathleen-fullerWith over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com; Instagram: kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.

 

Vannetta-Chapman-Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of sixteen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and has also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for fifteen years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. Visit Vannetta online: VannettaChapman.com, Twitter: @VannettaChapman, Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks.

 

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His Unexpected Amish Twins by Rachel J. Good

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About the Book

Book: 

His Unexpected Amish Twins

Author: Rachel J. Good

Genre:  Amish Romance

Release Date: February 28, 2020

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When Micah Miller’s brother and sister-in-law are killed in a buggy accident, he’s devastated, but he fulfills a promise to raise their seven-year-old twins, Abby and Isaac. While struggling to deal with the twins’ grief and Abby’s anger toward God, he discovers an Amish farm offering horse therapy for grief. And he’s thrilled to find the owner cares about and prays for the twins.

Hope Graber had to find a way to save the family farm after her daed’s unwise decisions. Even selling off many of the horses didn’t cover all the bills. After deciding to use the remaining horses for animal therapy, she brings on Logan Russell, an experienced trainer, to help her. Together they not only start paying off the debts, but they also make positive changes in children’s lives.

Hope loves helping each child, but she takes a special interest in the twins and determines to help them heal both emotionally and spiritually. As she gently guides Abby back to God and makes the little girl smile again, Hope also makes Micah’s life brighter. As he emerges from his depression, he longs to make them one happy family, but only God can overcome the many obstacles in their path.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I love Rachel Good’s Amish stories and His Unexpected Amish Twins is another amazing Amish story. This one is a little different I think because it was so emotional throughout the story. Orphaned twins because of a buggy accident is the main focus on the story. Ms. Good does a really nice job as she writes a heartbreaking story of loss and love and healing.

In helping the twins at the accident until their Uncle arrived, Hope knew that her Horse Therapy business would be just the thing to help these children heal. As she worked with the children, a special bond formed between them. I enjoyed the way Ms. Good weaves the therapy together with the love forming between them all, including the uncle. Sometimes this story is not easy to read. The heartache and the emotions are thick at times, and I found myself crying right along with the characters. I also enjoyed the sweet moments with them as well. I love when I fell like I am living the moments with the characters as it was in this book. The story is very well written, the characters well created, and their journey through this difficult time created in them a strength that comes to life as the story unfolds.

If you enjoy Amish stories, you will enjoy this book. Though it has its sad and heartbreaking moments, you will enjoy the journey to healing that the characters find through their therapy with Hope’s horses. I encourage you to pick up a copy today.

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

 

Click here for your copy!

 

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author RACHEL J. GOOD writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.

Rachel is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming – the bestselling Love & PromisesSisters & FriendsUnexpected Amish BlessingsSurprised by Love(2021), and two books in Hearts of Amish Country – as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books. In addition, she has stories in many anthologies, including Love’s Thankful Heart,Love’s Christmas Blessings,Plain Everyday HeroesLove’s Truest Hope,and the forthcoming Amish Christmas Twins (Fall 2020) with Shelley Shepard Gray and Loree Lough.

 

More from Rachel

Phobias and Faith 

“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14: 27b KJV)

In every book I write, I like the hero and heroine to experience character growth. I think it’s important that they change and become different. So, in His Unexpected Amish Twins, Micah faces several life-changing events. First, his life is turned upside-down when he becomes the guardian of his niece and nephew, seven-year-old twins. Although he loves the children dearly, as a young, single man, he isn’t quite ready to handle his lively, rebellious niece and his silent, withdrawn nephew, especially not when he’s grieving himself.

But with the help of horse therapist, Hope Graber, Micah puts aside his own pain to concentrate on caring for the twins. But Micah is also hiding a deep-seated phobia.

As a child, he had a terrible experience, one that scarred him for life. One that still haunts him and terrorizes him. One that may destroy his future relationship with Hope.

Getting over fear is never easy, and Micah prays for strength. But it isn’t until he’s forced to make a choice – give in to his fear or save a life – does he push past that fear.

Like Micah does, we often go through life hiding our fears. We make excuses not to do something that frightens us. When a fear turns into a phobia, it can become paralyzing.

For me, public speaking was my greatest fear. I managed to avoid it until I was asked to do a simple two-minute introduction each month for the Christian Women’s Club. I didn’t have to answer right away. They asked me to pray about it, and let them know my answer in a few days.

If they’d asked for an answer right away, I would have made an excuse. I had four small children and an ill husband. But the truth was – I was scared. Not just scared, but petrified. Petrified about even standing in front of an audience.

When I discussed this opportunity with my father, he suggested God might be giving me a chance to get over my fear because He had something greater for me to do in the future. My first thought was that it had better not have anything to do with public speaking.

Dad encouraged me to take a speech class, so I signed up for one. Eight people attended this informal course in the teacher’s living room. The first night we had to give a two-sentence introduction of ourselves. We didn’t even have to stand up.

I went last. My turn came, and my mind went blank. I couldn’t even remember my name. With prompting, the teacher got me to stumble through my name and hometown.

Our assignment for the following week was to prepare a three-minute demonstration of one of our hobbies. We could use notes and props. I mumbled through the speech, rushed out the door to my car, and vomited in the street. Yes, I was that frightened by public speaking.

I told my father I planned to quit the class, but he encouraged me to continue. And several months later, I stood in front of the women’s club. My eyes blurred, and I couldn’t see the people in front of me. I hurried through my memorized two-minute introduction clutching my note cards in case I forgot the words. I had no idea what I said, but several people mentioned that they liked it. And I went on to do it every month for two years.

And my father was right. God did train me for a future job. Wouldn’t Dad be surprised to know that, as an author, I speak in front of audiences around the country? He died before my first book was published, but I suspect he’s up in heaven cheering me on. And I could never have done it without God’s help.

Micah and I both had to learn to trust God’s promise: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1: 9 NIV)

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One Woman Falling by Melanie Campbell

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If I could give this book more than a Five Star I would!

My Rating: 5Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About this book

Cassie Peterson lives in an invisible prison of fear, chained by self-doubt and guarded by a relentless warden—her husband. Derrick’s verbal abuse as well as his alcoholism have left Cassie alienated from her family, without friends, and certain she can’t survive on her own.

After an unexpected police visit, Cassie realizes the survival of her four-year-old daughter, Renee, depends on Cassie’s courage to leave. What she doesn’t plan on is Derrick’s vengeful custody fight.

While walking through the treacherous world of divorce, Cassie is encouraged by her spunky new friend, Missy Langdon, to pursue her love of waterfalls. Cassie finds solace in the waterfalls on the agonizing weekends she’s forced to hand Renee over to Derrick. Meanwhile, unexpected help comes in the form of Brian Sutton, an attorney at the firm where Cassie works—but what price will she ultimately pay for his assistance?

As Derrick’s threatening behavior escalates, Cassie questions her choices. How long will her daughter suffer before the custody case is resolved? Why is she drawn to waterfalls during this chaotic time? And who will stand with her when everything comes crashing down?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I had trouble putting One Woman Falling down after I started reading it. From the first page author Melanie Campbell pulled me into this story. And one thing I found interesting but sad, is this story is inspired by her own life story. I praise her for telling her story to help others.

Cassie Peterson’s life is full of betrayal and hurt because of an abusive husband. Even after she leaves him, Derrick still controls Cassie with his threatening behavior. But she has to do whatever it takes for the safety of their daughter. But getting a job and leaving her husband proved to be more than she thought possible.

Ms. Campbell well researched her story, adding to that what she already knows from her own experience, and writes an amazing story that will grip the hearts of everyone who reads One Woman Falling. This is the best book I have read dealing with abusive husbands. Expertly written, every scene in the book vividly describes and explaines the level of abuse Cassie Peterson was dealing with. The verbal abuse was horrific, my heart hurt each time Derrick showered her with his evil, wicked, corrupt words. But what was even worse, the same wickedness and corruption was spilled into the heart of their four year old daughter, Renee.

There is so much more going on in this story, I have only touched on a few. You just have to read the book to get the full story. It is a story well worth your time. And I think every woman should read this book. If you have never been in an abusive relationship, you may meet someone who has, and this book with help you help anyone who needs it. And I want to mention that I love how Ms. Campbell uses my favorite character Nannie, and tells how God much God loves each one of us, and He is the only true help in situations such as these. I love how this sweet old lady tells the story.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Melanie Campbell is a member of Oregon Christian Writers and ACFW. She wrote her first story when she was eight-years-old and has been in love with the power of storytelling ever since. She is also passionate about social issues and holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon, which she obtained during her stint as a single-mom. She’s now married and lives in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley with her husband, their three children, and several spoiled pets.

When not writing, she does the bookkeeping and other office work for her husband’s painting business, obsesses over the well-being of their three daughters, and cooks healthy meals. In the spring, you may find her hitting the trails to one of Oregon’s magnificent waterfall

Off the Hook by

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Book Description:

SO YOU THINK YOU’VE FORGIVEN? THINK AGAIN. Is there something you’ve inadvertently picked up along the way that’s sucking the life out of you? Stealing your peace? Has you stuck? Stuck happens. Much as we think we’ve moved on, hard things have a way of taking root in the heartscape of our lives. Off the Hook shares real life stories of real people who had no idea they were still captive to past hurts—until they walked through deep forgiveness!

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This way of forgiveness offers healing and freedom you never thought possible. It’s about the power of truly letting go—taking old pain patterns and people off your hook, for your sake, not theirs. No longer hemmed in by the burden of deep hurt, loss and offense, you are free at last to soar above it. Discover what no one has told you about the forgiveness power tool—what it is, what it is not, and how to do it. Rewrite the ending to your true story by retrieving the wellbeing and destiny God has for you.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

As I read the book description to this book, I wondered how many people had past hurts and issues happened to them that still lingers deep in their heart. As I read the book, I realized that so many more than I could have imagined was in this category, myself included. There are so many real life stories in this book, and these stories made me want to keep reading to find out what the next persons story is. But most if all, this book was an eye opener for me in some areas of my life. About some things and people I though I had forgiven but I haven’t.

This book is a keeper for me. I want to go through it much slower than I did for this review. I think Off the Hook would be great for a Bible study group or a Sunday school class. But mostly, Off the Hook is a book that every Christian should read. There is so much chunked inside the pages of this book. You will be glad you checked this one out.

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

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Off The Hook Webpage:  https://hiddenmannaministry.com/off-the-hook/

Hidden Manna Ministry on FB here https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-Manna-Ministry-194535157251238/

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About the Authors

As founders, forerunners and entrepreneurs in Hidden Manna Ministry,Dana Tibbitts and Patti Goldberg have pioneered with others a teamministry of prophetic prayer, healing and equipping in the five-fold gifts.This team represents multiple churches and diverse global missions from Southern California to Mexico, Uganda, Nepal and Brazil. Theirgroundbreaking work, Prayer Boot Camp: Preparation for the Battle ofYour Life, has been transformational for those longing for deeperrelationship with God and one another.

Off The Hook Webpage:  https://hiddenmannaministry.com/off-the-hook/

Hidden Manna Ministry on FB here https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-Manna-Ministry-194535157251238/

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Notes to My Son by Eric Lynn.

 

Join us for this tour from Mar 9 to Mar 27, 2020!

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  Notes to My Son by Eric Lynn

Category:  Adult Non-fiction 18 yrs +,  128 pages

Genre:  Parenting

Publisher:  Sharknado Prss

Release date:   September 9. 2019

Content Rating:  G: It’s advice for what parents should talk to their children about.

 

Book Description:

“THE GREATEST GIFT FOR DADS OF ALL AGES AND IN ALL STAGES.”

“Your path is your own.”  “No one can tell you how to walk it.”  “Responsibility lies with you.”

 These are just some of the important conversations we are gently reminded to embrace within Notes to My Son.

With parenting, there are so many things we need to do and take care

of, but what conversations are we having to be sure we truly impart the

wisdom of our lives into our loved ones? Are we having difficult

conversations, asking hard questions, and talking about things without

regret?

 Don’t let another day pass by without this book.  

 In Notes to My Son,

you’ll discover twenty-five topics to inspire deeper, more meaningful

conversations throughout your child’s life, even if your child is now an

adult on their own.

MY THOUGHTS ON  THIS BOOK

Author Lynn does an amazing job of writing note that will help him in raising his son. Parenting can be a headache sometimes and its nice to see a book like this. To me, some of the notes are so sweet, as Mr. Lynn talks about the relationship with his son. A few of the notes that stood out to me are, Every Day Counts; and Live in the Present, Learn from your Past and Love Your Future, each talking about the day to day relationship with his son. Another note I found was amazing advice is, Your Parents Will Make Mistakes, Jot Them Down and Reference Them Later. Wish I had thought of this one with my son. 

There are 25 Notes in this book, all so very important, all can be a huge help for a father raising his son, whether it be your first son or second, and so on. One other thing I want to say is, I’m the mom, not the dad, and I would have loved having these notes to reference when my son was younger. So moms, this can help you as well.

I encourage you to check out this short book. If you don’t like reading, I think you would be able to read each note at different times. They are very short, large font, and only takes a few minutes. Why not give Notes to My Son a try today!

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

 

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Meet the Author:

Eric Lynn spends his professional life managing workforce solutions for

small, mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies. With years of professional

experience, Eric understands the value of preparation. Thus when his

wife, Ashley, became pregnant, Eric sought a way to prepare for his new

role as a father. Something shifted within him causing him to ask

different questions of life.

As he awaited the arrival of his first child, future conversations with

his son, Summit, began to take shape. Eager to prepare for this new

role, Notes to My Son was born.

The Lynn family lives in Colorado where they enjoy climbing 14ers,

skiing, playing tennis and appreciating the abundance of all nature has

to offer. Eric and his family hope that the relatable life wisdom shared

in this book touches the hearts of all who read it.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Facebook 

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After a Fashion by Jen Turnao

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Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.

Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.

Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can’t make her fashionable. She’ll never truly fit into Oliver’s world, but just as she’s ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I enjoy everything Jen Turano writes but this one took me a while to get into. There was a bit too much going back and forth in the beginning that I skipped through some of it. Bit for me, it gets better and I had fun reading and laughing like usually with one if Jen’s books.

I enjoyed following Harriet and Oliver, they are so different, they come from completely different worlds, yet they are able to be quite entertaining to say the least. I enjoyed seeing Harriet’s personality, and they fact that she has such a caring heart is Heartwarming in itself. The characters developed nicely as the story unfolds. Overall I really enjoyed this story and and always looking for the next Jen Turano story!

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


Endorsements

I love Jen Turano’s books. She has a way of keeping me turning the pages and wishing there were more when the book is done. She’s a fantastic storyteller and I look forward to her next book!

Tracie Peterson


THE AUTHOR

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Jen Turano

Named one of the funniest voices in inspirational romance by BooklistJen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publishers Weekly and…

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Reviews

Incorporating a bit of mayhem, a modicum of charm, and a dash of skullduggery into Harriet and Oliver’s love story, Turano creates an engaging tale with a delightfully unexpected twist at the end.

Publishers Weekly

Extremely fast-paced and humorous, Turnao’s latest will please old fans and should make some new ones. A fun romance and some great twists. . . . What a delightful tale!

RT Book Reviews Top Pick

Witty dialogue, slapstick situations, crazy misunderstandings, and an oddball cast of secondary characters, including a notorious actress and a young woman who is dictionary-challenged, add to the fun of this uproarious story. Turano continues to be one of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre, and her spunky heroines will appeal to readers across the romance spectrum.

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Book Blitz for Caught by the Sheriff by Rula Sinara


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Caught by the Sheriff
(Turtleback Beach #1)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

If she follows her heart…

Will he follow the law?

Turtleback Beach, North Carolina, would be paradise—if Faye Donovan wasn’t on the run. With her sister’s life in danger and her small niece to protect, Faye tries to avoid handsome town sheriff Carlos Ryker. But Carlos offers her a refuge, and Faye feels she’s finally found home. And yet he’s still the sheriff. Can she trust him with the truth…even if it means risking everything?

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Almost a Bride
(Turtleback Beach #2)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
June 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can he love her…

And keep her safe?

No one in Turtleback Beach knows that veterinarian Grayson Zale is in the witness protection program—not even the woman who left him at the altar. When a joint inheritance brings Mandi Rivers back to their small seaside town, Gray can’t deny that their connection is as strong as ever. But his mysterious past remains between them; can he reveal the truth without endangering Mandi—and their future?

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National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.

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