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

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The Dandelion Field (Zondervan, January 2015)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kathryn Springer

{More About Kathryn Springer}

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

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

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

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

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Dandelion Field

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

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Litfuse Presents A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliot

A Stitch in Crime

by Cathy Elliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cathy Elliott

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

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

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One winner will receive:

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

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

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Litfuse Presents…..Return to Exile by Lynne Gentry

Return to Exile

by Lynne Gentry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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

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

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

An Amish Cradle

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

Book Description

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

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

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

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

About the Authors

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond All Dreams

by Elizabeth Camden

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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

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

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

About the Author

Elizabeth Camden

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

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

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

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy of Beyond All Dreams

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/17. Winner will be announced at Elizabeth’s 2/17 Beyond All Dreams Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Elizabeth and historical fiction fans, as well as for the opportunity to win some great prizes!

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Murder Tightly Knit By Vannetta Chapman

 

Murder Tightly Knit

by Vannetta Chapman
Published by Zondervan

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Book Description

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

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

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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

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

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

About the Author

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

Litfuse Presents The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

The Dandelion Field

by Kathryn Springer

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Kathryn Springer

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

CFBA Presents Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Blind Trust

Revell (June 17, 2014)

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Sandra OrchardABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sandra Orchard is a multi-award-winning author of mysteries and romantic suspense with Revell Publishing and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense imprint. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and The Word Guild (Canada). A mother of three grown children, she lives in Niagara, Canada with her real-life-hero husband and writes full time . . . when not doting on her young grandchildren.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can’t believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker’s investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor’s innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation–and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world–and her budding romance with Tom–begin to crumble. To Kate, it’s clear that she won’t be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster’s secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Blind Trust, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Sandra Orchard is a new favorite author for me. This was such an enjoyable read! I love the suspense throughout the book, and I just couldn’t figure out why this little old lady had counterfeit bill! A lot of things going on in this story, which kept me glued to the page! If you enjoy a good clean read that will keep you on your toes, I highly recommend Blind Trust! I promise you wont be able to put it down.

Litfuse presents The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues

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The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat StatuesBuckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most complicated ever! It all starts when someone hides a mysterious package in their Mom’s antique store – in the middle of the night! Of course, the boys find it, and put it in a nice, safe place, until they can open it . . . and, find the rightful owner. But that’s when a whole bunch of suspicious people show up in St. Gertrude, and every single one of them seems to be after that package! Holy Catnip! Plus, everything happens just when a priceless, jeweled statue collection goes on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection are two jewel covered cat statues that disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago.

But soon Buckley and Bogey wonder how long those statues will stay missing. Because this is one case that really keeps them on their paws! From a trip to the Museum, and to an old church for the Blessing of the Animals; and from dinosaurs to diamonds, they end up dodging shady suspects the whole time. It sure helps to have their friends with them, especially when the bad guys make a beeline for boys. That’s because it becomes very clear, very quick — the priceless cat statues aren’t the only cats those crooks are after! Holy Mackerel!

Find out more about the series and purchase a copy here.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I really enjoyed this detective story written for young readers! But not only the younger generation will love Buckley and Bogey, so will everyone of all ages! Right now the detective cat team are having the crime of their life, because this is a much more complicated case than any they have had before. This time their job was to protect their own house. Job tensions soared when a mysterious package was dropped at their  moms business and their job was to hid the package until they found out what was going on.

This is such a fun and entertaining story for young readers, and the detectives Buckley and Bogey will have them laughing and waiting for their next move. I know your child will love reading this really good adventurous tale and the pages full of laughs that await them. I highly recommend this sweet little book!

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

Cindy Vincent

Cindy Vincent was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has lived all around the US and Canada. She holds an M.A.Ed, and is the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls. She is also the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper books, the Daisy Diamond Detective book series, and the “Cats are Part of His Kingdom, Too: 33 Daily Devotions to Understanding God’s Love.” She lives with her husband and the real, live Buckley and Bogey, who run surveillance on her house each and every night.

Litfuse Presents Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn

About the Book

Masterpiece MarriageNew from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | Masterpiece Marriage

He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?

After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.

Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.

Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

As with all of the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon, Masterpiece Marriage centers around a special quilt. I have really enjoyed all the books in this series, each one is so different, yet each one captures your attention, drawing you into the story.
Zenus and Mary were characters that I quickly fell in love with. And I loved the aunt and the way she put the pieces of the quit together, all the while trying to draw Zenus and Mary together. But they were so stubborn!! But all in all, Masterpiece Marriage turned out to be a sweet romance, full of love, friends and tension and a lot of adjustments in personalities, bringing this quilt together and a story that is sure to warm your hearts.

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

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Gina Welborn

Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including “The Heiress’s Courtship.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and a founding member of InkwellInspirations.com. She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at GinaWelborn.com.

CFBA Presents Soul Painter by Cara Luecht

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Soul Painter

WhiteFire Publishing (March 15, 2014)

by

Cara LuechtABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from the Author:

I never planned to be a writer. In fact, it took me a while to finish college. But I did, and here I am. And I now I can’t imagine not being a writer.

By day, I am an English Instructor at MATC, Marketing Manager for Degnan Design Builders, Inc., mother to four amazing children, wife to an eternally patient and supportive husband, and Worship Leader for Living Hope Fellowship in Sun Prairie, WI. In the evening, when I can squirrel away some quiet time, I read and write historical fiction.

I have a B.A. in English Lit. from UW Whitewater and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.

If you have a question for me, or if you are local and would like me to stop by your book club or writer’s group, please drop me a line via the “Ask the Author” tab. I always love the opportunity to meet with others who share my love of books.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Miriam paints the future…but can she change it?

Chicago – 1890

Miriam watches the people jostle their way below the windows of her warehouse home, never thinking to look up at her as she paints their faces. But Miriam’s gift as an artist goes beyond a mere recording of what is: Miriam paints their futures. Only once was she wrong. One woman doesn’t match the future Miriam saw. The bright girl was supposed to grow into a respected businesswoman. Instead, Ione disappears nightly into the shadowed alley next to the cathedral with the other prostitutes. Then one night, while walking through the city fog, Miriam finds Ione broken and beaten. Miriam is forced to open her home to the stranger whose face she knows so well and open her life to change she never could have foretold. Women are missing—some found floating in the river, some never seen again. The deacon from the cathedral is the first to help. Soon Miriam’s solicitor, Michael, aids her in rejoining society so they might uncover the evil at work in the corrupt city…and awakens feelings she had never considered before. Finally engaged with the world she has so long observed, finally stirred by love and friendship, Miriam realizes the responsibility of her gifting. No longer can she just paint what will be. She must now help Ione find the future she is meant to have…and find her own along with it.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Soul Painter, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is my first book by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading Soul Painter. It is very well written, the characters are unique and very interesting, and I enjoyed getting to know them more as the story unfolded. This was a very different genre for me to read, but I am so glad I gave it a try. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Luecht!

CFBA Presents Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Masterpiece Marriage

Abingdon Press (December 16, 2014)

by

Gina WelbornABOUT THE AUTHOR:

After Gina Welborn earned a Communications degee from an Oklahoma university, she thought the perfect career choice was working at a news radio station writing commercial copy, public service announcements, and news reports. A PSA writer, sadly, can only be so creative when describing ketchup and Geronimo’s grave. (No, she never combined those two elements in the same script, but now that she thinks about it, she wishes … ) Thus Gina “retired” to focus on goal, motivation, and conflict within her family before discovering her niche in writing romances. A member of RWA and ACFW, Gina has four published novellas, including one in the ECPA-bestselling Mistletoe Memories, and three short historical romances: The Heiress’s Courtship, The Marshal’s Pursuit, and Masterpiece Marriage. A moderately obsessive fan of Community, Once Upon a Time, and Chopped, Gina lives in Oklahoma with her pastor husband, their five Okie-Hokie children, a box-lab, two rabbits, four guinea pigs, and a fancy Russian dwarf hamster named Tom Bob Deucalion. Gina is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.
ABOUT THE BOOK

After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs. Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him. Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Masterpiece Marriage, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Another awesome book in Abingdon’s Quilts of Love Series. And another very special quilt surrounded around a special story. I really liked Zenus’ aunt and the place she has in this story. I was so intrigued with her quilt, and the story behind it, and fell in love with these characters. I encourage you to pick up a copy of Gina Welborn’s Masterpiece Marriage, it will sure give you many hours of entertainment!

The Wishing Season By Denise Hunter, Published by Thomas Nelson

The Wishing Season  

By Denise Hunter

the wishing season

Book Description

She daydreams of whipping up sauces and soufflés in her own restaurant. His heart is set on helping foster children. Both dreams are at stake. So are their hearts.

With grand plans to open her own bed & breakfast in Chapel Springs, PJ McKinley can’t afford the most crucial part: the brick and mortar. But when the owner of a local historic home announces a contest and promises her property to the worthiest candidate, PJ makes a fervent wish and tosses her name into the hat.

Cole Evans is cool, confident, and successful, but he’ll never forget his roots. He’s thankful for how far he’s come and knows his life could have turned out drastically different. If he can win the stately old mansion, he’ll turn it into a home for children aging out of the foster system.

When the eccentric house owner narrows the entries down to only two applicants, she extends the contest, giving PJ and Cole one year to prove which one of them can make the best use of her beloved home. As the pair competes in close proximity, something deeper than rivalry sparks between PJ and Cole. And in this battle, they’re likely to lose their hearts.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Who will win The Wishing Mansion contest, the confident and successful Cole, who will never forget his roots and wants to give former foster care kids 18 and over a home, or the restaurant hopeful PJ, who has dreamed of opening up and owning a Bed and Breakfast for years? Denise Hunter will keep you reading in this third book in The Chapel Hill series.

This has been such a good and heartwarming series, and I love this third addition to the series! The contest is an amazing event happening, and both PJ and Cole have their heart set on winning. As the battle starts, PJ on the bottom floor of this mansion with her Bed and Breakfast, and Cole on the top floor with this teens with no home, tensions fly! How can an arrangement like this actually work, and for a year at that?!? Ms. Hunter will have you on the edge of your seats as you involve yourself into this wonderful read! I love the tension, the competition, and the attraction between these two very determined young people! This is a book you don’t want to miss. If you haven’t read the first two books in this series, The Wishing Season is ok for a stand alone book. But if you have read the series so far, you will welcome the characters and friends from the first two books. I highly recommend this book for a good clean, and fun read!

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

About the Author

Bestselling novelist Denise Hunter has received the Holt Medallion Award, Reader’s Choice Award, Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. She lives in Indiana with her husband and their three sons.

Litfuse Presents Swept Away by

About the Book
QOL Swept AwayNew from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | Swept AwaySara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer’s granddaughter.

Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

Learn more, read an excerpt, and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is one of the sweetest books I have read in a long time!  Sarah Jane Morgan, grandmother are characters I just really enjoyed reading about. Even though Grandma was a busy body and kind of stuck her nose into other people’s business, I loved her! The broom boy Andrew had quite a different business, it made the story more interesting!. And when Grandma hires the broom boy as a handy man, the tension starts to fly because he and Sarah Jane spends more time together! And then there is the quilt, and the story behind it, and the way the broom boy has a part in the finishing of this special project that you just don’t want to miss!

I really enjoyed this story and I hope you enjoy it as well! I received this book from Litfuse and Abingdon to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

L. Hilton / C. Loven

*Laura V. Hilton* is an award-winning author and a professional book reviewer. A stay-at-home mom and home school teacher, Laura lives with her family in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. *Cindy Loven* is active in the church and writes from her home in Conway, Arkansas, where she lives with her husband and their son.

Hope Crossing …The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall

 Hope Crossing …

The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy

by Cindy Woodsmall

hope crossing

 Hope Crossing…where Ada’s House stands as a haven for weary souls looking for kindness, faith, and second chances.
 
The Hope of Refuge
Two very different women are pulled by their strongest desires. Deborah Mast joined the Amish church and longs to marry her fiancé, but he is changing. Cara Moore is forced to look into a life that was meant to be hers. Will Ada’s House help them realize their hearts’ desires or will it force them to accept what life has done to each of them?

The Bridge of Peace
Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffman’s work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy strikes her dear friend Grey Graber’s family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble. As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lena’s friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.

The Harvest of Grace
Fleeing a terrible mistake, Sylvia Fisher dedicates herself to saving the failing Blank farm. When prodigal son Aaron returns, he is surprised by this unusual farmhand who opposes all his plans. Will Aaron and Sylvia’s unflinching efforts toward opposite futures mask the bigger picture—a path to forgiveness, grace, and the promise of love?

This three-in-one collection includes the entirety of the best-selling Ada’s House trilogy, now at a new low price!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Hope Crossing is a wonderful three full size books by Cindy Woodsmall. I love anything Cindy Woodsmall writes so I was thrilled to get this trilogy. The Hope of Refuge, The Bridge of Peace and The Harvest of Grace will keep you reading for many hours. The characters are so believable and realistic that I feel that I have a host of new friends! I love reading books that make me feel that way! I wont go into detail of each book, because many have done that already, but I want to encourage each of you to pick up this wonderful trilogy to read for yourself. And what a bargain it is, to get three books for one low price! If you enjoy Amish stories, you will love this one. The only thing with Ms. Woodsmall’s books, there is always a little different twist to her stories that you will really enjoy!

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

A Robertson Family Christmas by Miss Kay Robertson

A Robertson Family Christmas

a robertson family christmas

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Hunter Clarke wanted one thing for Christmas: to spend it with his dad and his brother. He misses being included in any guy trips since his parents divorced and he went to live with his mom. So he’s less than happy when his mother tells him that he won a contest to spend Christmas in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a family named the Robertsons. For some reason, they’re supposed to be a big deal. How did he win a contest he didn’t enter? Besides, he’s never heard of them and sure doesn’t want to spend Christmas in a swamp with a bunch of strangers.

Korie Robertson is excited to open her heart and home to Hunter and show him what the Christmas season looks like for the Robertson family. And like it or not, Hunter experiences it firsthand. From duck-hunting disasters with the bearded guys, to learning to cook with Miss Kay, Hunter quickly discovers what it’s like to live with this boisterous, yet loving family. Putting on his headphones and ignoring them is not an option. Before long, Hunter begins to let his guard down. But with Christmas and the end of his trip fast approaching, will it be too little, too late? Or will Hunter be open to the greatest gift of all?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love Miss Kay Robertson, and I was happy to be able to read and review this book. This was a mixture of fiction and non fiction, which is different than what I read, but I liked it! The story was interesting and very well kept my attention. For Hunter, spending time at the Robertson’s house was not always easy. There were many struggles striving to live with these strangers, and the same was with the Robertson family, They struggled with Hunter being in their home during the Christmas Season as well. But as the story goes on, they begin to tolerate one another better, and everyone started enjoying one another’s company!

This is a really short story, and can be read in one setting. So I don’t want to give any details to ruin it for you. And I will mention too, this story can be read during the Christmas Holiday Season, or after, either way, you will enjoy this heartwarming story.

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

Litfuse Presents Destiny Defied by J. A. Marx

Desitiny Defied

{More about Destiny Defied}

Destiny Defied | Book One in The Destiny series.

A dramatic shipwreck emancipates Riki Hammad, but the island where she finds refuge is compromised. Unless she finds a power truly great enough to defeat her dark past, she will choose death over returning to captivity. Lord Vétis, high priest of a cultic underground, will stop at nothing to reclaim their chosen one. Using black magic, he manipulates Riki and her four self-assigned bodyguards, triggering a battle that consumes the entire island. The underground will never allow Riki to live out her dreams of a normal life…something she has never known.

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I really wasn’t sure what this book was all about when I saw it, but reading it ended up being a pretty good story. I usually don’t read supernatural stories, and for that reason, I want to give this book the review it deserves, not what I think about the genre. I found the characters to be very well developed, and interesting to say the least. I did find myself learning to like them, and liking this story more as I read. Rikki was a unique and very interesting character, and boy did she blow the relaxing vacation of these four guys. The struggles of trying to figure Rikki out, and their own struggles will keep you reading, not wanting to put this book down.

If you are a supernatural kind of person, this is a book you will definitely want to read. And if you want to try a new genre, I highly recommend this one to you!

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

J.A. loves writing embattled spirit novels — adventure and suspense with supernatural undertones. On the side, she dabbles in non-fiction articles and e-zine editing. J.A. owes many thanks Jerry Jenkins and the Christian Writer’s Guild for their support and education.

Find out more about J.A. at http://online.jamarx.net.

Litfuse Presents…..Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher

Love Without End

by Robin Lee Hatcher

Love Without EndLove Without End || A King’s Meadow Romance (Thomas Nelson, November 2014)Chet and Kimberly have both failed when it comes to love. Will they risk their hearts to love again?Chet Leonard’s life was forever changed when his 17-year-old son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men.

Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious 15-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to King’s Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of becoming involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.

When octogenarian Anna McKenna returns to King’s Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet may discover that true love has no end.

Learn more at Robin’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Both Kimberly and Chet had a past that they wanted to forget. Maybe Chet training Kimberly’s daughter Tara with her horse is just the answer. Tara was a rebellious teen, and her horse is the only thing she was excited about, but Kimberly couldn’t afford to pay for training.  But when Chet decides to let Tara work off the training, things started to change in all of their lives, and for the better.

I always enjoy Robin Lee Hatcher’s books, and this one is awesome! The characters are so real and believable, you want to reach out to them yourself. Tara’s training, and the attraction between Chet and Kimberly keeps eager to read and see what will happen next. But then Kimberly has no interest in staying with her friend, she wants to move back to the city and make a life for her own. What will happen to the relationships forming between these three?

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

CFBA Presents Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Swept Away

Abingdon Press (November 18, 2014)

by

Laura V. Hilton
and
Cindy Loven
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award winning author Laura V. Hilton has penned many novels, including the Amish of Seymour series, the Amish of Webster County series, and the forthcoming Amish of Jamesport series. A member of ACFW, Laura is also a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites. A pastor’s wife, stay-at-home mom, and home school teacher, Laura and her family make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

A lifelong reader, Cindy Loven is an active church wife of a minister and mother to one son who is a home school graduate. Cindy and her family reside in Conway, Arkansas.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him and his new employer’s granddaughter.

Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts online researching him. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Swept Away, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love the Quilts of Love series, and have read all of them so far! Its so very difficult to pick a best one, because they all are wonderful, and all of the have a quilt with a special meaning! Sarah Jane Morgan, Sarah’s grandmother and Andrew Stevenson’s story is well worth your time to read.  Even though Grandma was a busy body and kind of stuck her nose into other people’s business, I loved her! The broom boy Andrew had quite a different business, it made the story more interesting!. And when Grandma hires the broom boy as a handy man, the tension starts to fly because he and Sarah Jane spends more time together! And then there is the quilt, and the story behind it, and the finishing of this special project that you just don’t want to miss!

I really enjoyed this story and I hope you enjoy it as well! I received this book from CFBA to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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