Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Snowbound in Winterberry Falls by Ann Brodeur

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Snowbound in Winterberry Falls JustRead Blog Blitz Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Snowbound in Winterberry Falls by Ann Brodeur, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Snowbound in Winterberry Falls

Title: Snowbound in Winterberry Falls Author: Ann Brodeur Publisher: Anaiah Press Release Date: November 6, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

A buried story. A powerful senator. A Christmas they won’t forget. Owning her own PR firm is all reporter Stephanie Clark wants for Christmas, but the idea of running a prestigious election campaign in the country’s capital throws her stomach into knots. A last minute vacation road trip to focus and seek God’s direction for her life ends up in disaster when she gets caught in the worst snowstorm to hit Vermont in over a decade, crashing her into a small town and the one person she’d rather forget. Former photojournalist Jason Miller hadn’t planned on being solely responsible for saving his family business from financial ruin. He’s barely keeping the newspaper in print, his News Editor has gone AWOL during the town’s most celebrated holiday festival, and reports of missing Christmas decorations have everyone on edge. When a desperate knock at the newsroom door brings a ghost from Christmas past back into his life, can Jason make up for his prior behavior without breaking his promise to Stephanie’s father? Will Stephanie’s quest to solve the town’s Christmas caper—and uncover the truth about Jason’s disappearance—cost her everything she’s ever wanted?

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Excerpt from this Book

“At first, I thought it was a prank, but like you wrote in your article this morning, a

lot of that is happening and I wonder why.” Sally placed a hand on her hip as Stephanie

opened the folded paper.

“What do you make of the note?”

Sally shrugged. “Beats me. Says, ‘I.O.U. four reindeer’ so I’m waiting to either get

paid or find my little guys back in their spot sometime soon.” Sally waved to onlookers

outside in the cold who returned the gesture.

“Thing is, I’m happy to spread Christmas cheer, but it’s a puzzle as to why someone

would have a reason to do this. After all, this is the center of New England Christmas,

good will and peace toward men. No other town does Christmas better than Winterberry

Falls. I don’t know of many who would begrudge helping another find a little bit of

Christmas.” Sally’s eyes dimmed.

Stephanie frowned. The woman’s statement made a lot of sense, but it brought up

more questions than answers.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Brodeur
ANN BRODEUR is an avid reader and inspirational romance novelist. She’s the proud Maman of four, and is happily married to her own French Canadian Hero. After years of writing non-fiction for a variety of non-profits, and receiving an Honorable Mention in the Magazine Feature Article category in Writer’s Digest Magazine’s 86th Annual Writing Competition, Ann is pursuing her dream of publishing stories that encourage and inspire hope. CONNECT WITH ANN: Website | Facebook | Pinterest

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a Handcrafted Pewter Christmas Ornament, Handmade Ribbon Bookmark, and The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson!

Snowbound in Winterberry Falls JustRead Giveaway

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Giveaway and Takeover Tour for Two Reasons to Run by Colleen Coble

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Two Reasons to Run by Colleen Coble, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Two Reasons to RunTitle: Two Reasons to Run Series: The Pelican Harbor Series book 2 Author: Colleen Coble Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: August 4, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense Gripping romantic suspense from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble. A lie changed her world. Police Chief Jane Hardy is still reeling from the scandal that rocked her small-town department just as she took over for her retired father—the man who wrecked her life with one little lie. Now she’s finally been reunited with her presumed-dead fifteen-year-old son, Will, and his father, documentarian Reid Bechtol. A crisis looms.  When a murder aboard the oil platform Zeus exposes an environmental terrorist’s plot to flood Mobile Bay with crude oil, Jane and Reid must put their feelings for each other behind them and work together to prevent the rig from being sabotaged.  A killer targets her son.  Then the terrorist puts her son Will’s life on the line. Protecting him could be the common ground they need . . . but then ghosts from the past threaten to ruin Jane and Reid for good.  She’s got plenty of reasons to run. But what if she stays? PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBook Depository | Christianbook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colleen Coble

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 EdgeTwilight at Blueberry Barrens, and the Lavender Tides, Sunset Cove, Hope Beach, and Rock Harbor series. CONNECT WITH COLLEEN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of One Little Lie plus Two Reasons to Run by Colleen Coble!

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A Love Redeemed by Lisa Jordon

A Love Redeemed Blog + Review Tour Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Love Redeemed by Lisa Jordan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK A Love Redeemed by Lisa JordanTitle

: A Love Redeemed

Author: Lisa Jordan

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Just-for-now could become forever… They agreed to help each other out. No one mentioned falling in love. Back home after losing her job, Isabella Bradley plans to stay only long enough to save her father’s diner, but she can’t do it alone. Her childhood friend Tucker Holland has the perfect solution—he will renovate the diner if she’ll be a nanny for his twins. But as Isabella and Tucker reconnect, their arrangement begins to feel a lot less temporary…


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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK


A Love Redeemed is a sweet story of second chances on love. After being fired from her job as a chef, because of something she didn’t do that is, she returns home until she can put her life back together. Tucker is struggling with being a single dad after loosing his wife several years before. So let’s compromise, you help me, I’ll help you, right? Not! Things can get complicated!

I loved this story from the beginning. The characters were quick to fall in love with. There are several things going on in this story and fully kept my attention. I really like Bella and Tucker but things seemed so complicated between them, when it shouldn’t have been. Tucker’s twins are adorable and kept me laughing throughout the story. The supporting characters were amazing. I felt I met a new family as friends. And yes being a love story the ending is pretty predictable, but the fun is writing everything leading up to the great ending. This is a very well written story and I hope there is more from Lisa Jordan and Bella and Tucker’s family!

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

Lisa Jordan

Heart, home and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories with those elements come naturally. She is an award-winning author for Love Inspired, writing novels that promise hope & happily ever after. Happily married for nearly thirty years, she and her husband have two grown sons. When she isn’t writing, Lisa enjoys family time, good books, crafting with friends and kayaking. Visit her at www.lisajordanbooks.com. CONNECT WITH LISA: Website Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a S’more Picnic Fun prize package including a canvas picnic tote with a wicker bottom along with s’more fixings and a copy of A Love Redeemed!

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Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler

Falling for the Innkeeper Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler

 

Title: Falling for the Innkeeper

Author: Meghann Whistler

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: July 21, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn…

But what happens when romance checks in?

Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s beachfront inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And although he came to Cape Cod to close an important business deal—not fall in love—he can’t get her out of his mind.

Laura and Jonathan each try to fight their attraction and focus on business, but it’s not long before Jonathan finds himself confiding in her his other reason for coming to The Sea Glass Inn—he’s trying to find his mentally ill father, who’s recently been spotted at a nearby homeless shelter.

Working together to find Jonathan’s father only brings Laura and Jonathan closer. But with his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I love a Love Inspired Romance once in a while. They are short and sweet, and a really enjoyable read! So I was happy to be able to review Meghan Whistler’s debut novel, Falling for the Inn Keeper. Set in Cape Cod at the lovely and charming Cape Cod Inn, with uniquely flavored characters that adds some interesting twists to the story, I loved following Laura and Jonathan’s story, along with their supporting characters. Laura and Jonathan were about as different as anyone could be, Jonathan was in Cape Cod for business only. And Laura certainly didn’t have time for a guy in her life. But the attraction between them was hard not to see, and it was so much fun to read about.

Since this is a Romance, it’s pretty predictable what will happen, but it’s so much fun and enjoyment reading about what happens. One reviewer mentioned it’s like a Hallmark movie, and it is, you know who will fall in love, but you want to see how the characters get there. If you enjoy sweet Romance stories, I highly recommend Falling for the Inn Keeper! I just know you will enjoy it. And this is one of those books for the person who doesn’t have the time for a full novel!! Its a win win all the way!

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.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meghann WhistlerPhoto by Sophie Jacobson

Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.

A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.

Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.

Falling for the Innkeeper is her first inspirational romance, but definitely not her last! She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at www.meghannwhistler.com.

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(1) winner will receive a beach locket and a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!

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A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus

A Father's Promise Blog Tour

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A Father's Promise by Mindy Obenhaus

Title: A Father’s Promise

Author: Mindy Obenhaus

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: June 16, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He doesn’t think he deserves a family…

but now he has a daughter.

Stunned to discover he has a child, Wes Bishop isn’t sure he’s father material. But his adorable daughter needs him, and he can’t help feeling drawn to her mother, Laurel Donovan — a woman he’s finally getting to know.

But can this sudden dad overcome a past tragedy that has him convinced he’s not meant to be a husband or a father…and make a promise of forever?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I have read many books by author Mindy Obenhaus and really enjoyed them so I was happy to be able to review A Father’s Promise. I enjoyed Laurel and Wes’s story very much. There was so much for each of them to deal with throughout the story. They both struggle dealing with trust issues. Each has a good support group. And I love Laurel’s extended family!

This story is set in a small town where everyone knows everyone else, and is very family oriented. Irma and Joyce are adorable, what I would give for neighbors like these two fun characters. And the rest, you just need to read this book for yourself. Even though this is a small book, it is packed full of intriguing story. As well as faith woven into the lives of the characters, love, redemption, forgiveness and grace. Now this makes for a very nice 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.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer, and the occasional coyote, mountain lion, or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and watching copious amounts of the Hallmark Channel.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of A Father’s Promise, a $20 Amazon gift card, and a James 1:17 mug!

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Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt

Let Them Be Kids Blog Tour

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smart

Title: Let Them Be Kids

Author: Jessica Smartt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: June 9, 2020

Genre: Christian Living/Parenting

As every parent hopes to raise kids with good manners and values, Jessica Smartt’s practical guide fills the gaps of uncertainty and provides tips on how parents can equip their children in purity, faith, and creativity.

 

Former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weight of helping prepare her kids for life, especially with all the outside pressures and influence of the world. She struggled with how she could raise her children with a sense of adventure, self-confidence, manners, faith, and the ability to utilize technology wisely.

Let Them Be Kids is Jessica’s offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving them practical ideas to meet these challenges. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on the tough topics of life, such as

  • family time vs. outside activities,
  • being “cool” or not,
  • boredom,
  • technology usage
  • sexual purity, and
  • showing grace when kids disobey.

Part story and part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey.

Let Them Be Kids helps moms feel confident and equipped with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered childhood for their children. It leads them to conquer fear and find truth that transforms them and their families as it reminds them how to enjoy and cherish the special memory-making moments of building family values together.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

In Let Them Be Kids, Jessica Smartt offers mothers a wealth of information when raising their kids. These are not just tips and tricks, they are profound ways that this author not only researched, but things that have proven true as she raises her own children. She covers a multitude of topics, such as family time vs. outside activities, being “cool” or not, boredom, technology usage sexual purity, and showing grace when kids disobey, and many other things you will find you deal with in raising your child.

As you read Let Them Be Kids, you will find Ms. Smart gives guidelines that have worked with her family as well as other families she knows. She is not saying you must do this or that, she is telling you things that will help you, if you so choose to use them. I also like that this author gives guidelines that have given her children a Christ like atmosphere, when teaching them coping skills for living. Everything in this book is something that can be helpful for moms. This is one 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.


 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica Smartt

 

Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher turned homeschooling mama of three. A week after her first baby was born, she began her motherhood blog “Smartter” Each Day. Jessica and her husband live in beautiful North Carolina, where she loves hiking with kids (mostly), steaming coffee in the afternoon, family bike rides, and anything that’s ever been done to a potato.

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Of Rags and Riches by 9 Awesome Authors

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ABOUT THESE NOVELLA’S

Love Flourishes during America’s Gilded Age
Journey along in nine historical romances with those whose lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.

Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer Uhlarik – Cheyenne, Dakota Territory, 1867
In the hell-on-wheels rail town of Cheyenne, grieving Boston socialite Dara Forsythe must choose between her estranged father; Connor, a bigwig with the Union Pacific Railroad; and Gage Wells, a former Confederate sharpshooter bent on derailing the Transcontinental Railroad’s progress.

The Right Pitch by Susanne Dietze – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876
Guarded industrialist Beck Emerson agrees to sponsor his sister’s all-female baseball team. But when pretty pitcher Winnie Myles throws a curveball that makes him team manager, it challenges his plan to play it safe in life and love.

A Gift in Secret by Kathleen Y’Barbo – New Orleans, Louisiana, 1871
May Bolen offers Sam Austin a marriage of convenience. He will get to run the company that drove his into bankruptcy, and she will be free from her father’s rule to travel the world. But when Sam meets May, he knows the offer is too good to be true—or convenient—when hearts become tangled.

For Richer or Poorer by Natalie Monk – Newark, New Jersey, 1885
In order to bring her starving family to New Jersey, Polish immigrant Marcella Lipski must marry wealth. So she takes Americanization lessons from the poor-but-mysterious cart driver teaching her English—and loses her heart in the process.

A House of Secrets by Michelle Griep – St. Paul, MN 1890
Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house that’s secretly owned by her beau—a home that’s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city’s most infamous madam.

Win, Place, or Show by Erica Vetsch – New York City, 1890
Beryl Valentine, a socialite with a passion for horses, finds herself falling in love with her riding instructor, a man her parents will never accept. Will she follow her parents’ wishes, or let Gard Kennedy ride away with her heart?

The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright – Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
The reclusive daughter of a fly-fisherman guide must read the waters for a wealthy gentleman’s sport and send him back where he belongs before he hooks her heart and takes her away from the river she was born to love.

The Gardener’s Daughter by Anne Love – Bay View, Michigan, 1895
When the nephew of a prestigious Chautauqua resort founder sets his eye on the new library assistant believing her an academy student, it will take more than reciting poetry for love to bloom when he learns she’s the humble gardener’s daughter.

A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle Meyer – Little Falls, Minnesota, June 1899
Reputations and jobs are on the line when lady’s maid, Lucy Taylor, and neighboring footman, Elijah Boyer, compete against each other for a place of honor during the annual community appreciation event hosted by their wealthy employers.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Of Rags and Riches is a collection of none novellas from nine amazing authors. Set in the mid to late 1800’s, each story is of poverty as well as luxury during this Guilded Age in our history. My review focuses on the first story in this book, Jennifer Uhlarik’s Union Pacific Princess. And as I read each of the other stories, each one is so well written, going a little deeper than a lot if the novellas I have read. This Of Rags and Riches is truly one of the best books in the Barbour Publishers Collections I have read…..

In Union Pacific Princess, Dara is headed to the Dakota Territory to see her father, who is working to get the railroad through the territory. This is definitely not the life she is use to living in Boston, but when Gage injures himself while protecting Dara and her cousin Becca, Dara is determined to help him until his injuries are healed. However, this does not sit well with Gage, since he is in the Dakota Territory to stop the railroad Dara’s dad is trying to build. This is not sounding too good for Gage!

I love Dara. She is sweet and caring, but her father, his attitude did much to hurt Dara even more. But Dara could stand her own very well, and her feisty attitude proved it more than once! Author Jennifer Uhlarik does a really nice job of creating characters and writing them into her story on a way we all can love. I love how she writes so many different angles to this story, then weaves them all together in the end. If you love historical fiction, especially Christian and clean reads, you will love this story. And you will love all of the other Stories in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collections from Barbour Publishers!

A special thanks to the author Jennifer Uhlarik and JustReadTours 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 AUTHORS

Erica Vetsch...Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, http://www.ericavetsch.com where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at https://www.facebook.com/EricaVetschAuthor/ where she spends way too much time.

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Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she’s the award-winning author of a dozen new and upcoming historical romances who’s seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos.  You can visit her online at http://www.susannedietze.com and subscribe to her newsletters at http://eepurl.com/bieza5
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Michelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). Keep up with her adventures at her blog “Writer off the Leash” or visit michellegriep.com.
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Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four young children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events. Gabrielle can be found at http://www.gabriellemeyer.com where she writes about her passion for history, Minnesota, and her faith.
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Natalie Monk is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. A country girl from the time she could shimmy under a string of barbed wire, Natalie makes her home in North Mississippi, where she proudly wears the label “preacher’s kid.” She is a homeschool graduate, part-time virtual assistant, and former post hole digger. She loves porch swings, old-fashioned camp meetings, and traveling with her family’s singing group. Her goal in writing, and in living, is to bring glory to her Savior, Jesus Christ. Come chat with her on her website: http://www.nataliemonk.com.
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Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a preteen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a BA in writing, she has won five writing competitions and was a finalist in two others. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite—a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and is a lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenage son, and four fur children.
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Anne Love is a vintage-loving author fueled by prayer, strong black coffee, and characters of generations past–both real and fictional. By day, she’s a Family Nurse Practitioner in northern Indiana, and by night, she writes historical romance flavored with vintage rural charm, inspired by her faith and family roots. Wife of a schoolteacher and mother of two young adults and a daughter-in-law, she fills her free time with genealogy, gardening, mentoring, and music. Anne is a long-time member of American Christian Fiction Writers and cofounder of the group blog http://www.coffeecupsandcamisoles.blogspot.com where she contributes weekly.
Connect with her at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneLove
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Jaime Jo Wright  Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful, mysteries stained with history’s secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimewrightbooks.com
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KATHLEEN Y’BARBO is a Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author with more than one hundred books have sold two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she is a member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, Texas A&M Association of Former Student and the Texas A&M Women Former Students (Aggie Women), Texas Historical Society, Novelists Inc., and American Christian Fiction Writers. She would also be a member of the Daughters of the American Republic, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a few others if she would just remember to fill out the paperwork that Great Aunt Mary Beth has sent her more than once.

When she’s not spinning modern day tales about her wacky Southern relatives, Kathleen inserts an ancestor or two into her historical and mystery novels as well. Recent book releases include bestselling The Pirate Bride set in 1700s New Orleans and Galveston, its sequel The Alamo Bride set in 1836 Texas, which feature a few well-placed folks from history and a family tale of adventure on the high seas and on the coast of Texas. She also writes (mostly) relative-free cozy mystery novels for Guideposts Books.

Kathleen and her hero in combat boots husband have their own surprise love story that unfolded on social media a few years back. They make their home just north of Houston, Texas and are the parents and in-laws of a blended family of Texans, Okies, and one very adorable Londoner.

To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at http://www.kathleenybarbo.com

 

The Thorn Keeper by Pepper Basham

The Thorn Keeper Birthday Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. BashamTitle: The Thorn Keeper

Series: Penned in Time #2

Author: Pepper D. Basham

Publisher: Vinspire Publishing

Release Date: February 28, 2016

Genre: Historical Romance

With her past in shambles, how can she fashion a future of hope?

Catherine Dougall’s past of manipulation has left her future in threads. With a new faith, she longs to take the remnants of her life and make something beautiful, but shame, societies’ judgments, and the natural consequences of an unplanned pregnancy test her newfound hope. Dr. David Ross doesn’t help either. His kindness, sacrifice, and tenderness tempt her to impossible dreams. A fallen woman doesn’t merit a fairytale.

David Ross has made every effort to keep his life above reproach. His passion for the sick pump fresh purpose through his choices, but without financial support to maintain his war hospital, all is lost. When his notorious aunt offers an easy solution, David is tempted to give in to her demands, but his growing affection for the reformed flirt, Catherine Dougall, unwinds the careful wall around his heart and offers an unexpected choice.

When the worst of war tears them apart, can love renew the memory of what was lost or will tragedy steal away their hope forever.

From the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to the trenches of World War One, Catherine and David must learn to trust in a God who designs a masterpiece out of brokenness and fashions hope in the most unlikely places.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I really enjoyed The Thorn Keeper! Catherine is desperately trying to overcome her past and is trying to live the life that God wants her to live. And Dr. David Ross is just the person who wants to help her with that. But can this relationship work, with David’s life so different than Catherine’s.

Pepper Basham has created the perfect cast of characters to tell this wonderful story of love, forgiveness and second chances. And Catherine’s story is told so beautifully, I wanted to be there with all of the characters as the story was told. I love the historical setting. Ms. Basham does an amazing job of researching the setting of the story, and I love each detailed scene written so beautifully. Catherine has a lot of doubts, especially with David, she thinks she is just not good enough for him, but I Pepper does and really nice job of weaving everything together to show how faith  in God changes a person.

I didn’t read the first book in this series, but the author did a really good job from the beginning introducing readers to Catherine, as well as enough information about her past life that it is ok read as a standalone. Though I do plan to read the first book as well soon.

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

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her most recent historical romance, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge, showcases her Appalachian heritage and history, as well as her love for humor and family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

Pepper loves getting to know readers and other authors through social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You may also learn more about her on her website at www.pepperdbasham.com

CONNECT WITH PEPPER: Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive all three Penned in Time novels in print or ebook format plus a stained glass dragonfly!

The Thorn Keeper JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 14, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on April 21, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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11 Million People by Andy Andrews

11 Million People Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for How Do You Kill 11 Million People? by Andy Andrews, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

How Do You Kill 11 Million People? by Andy AndrewsTitle: How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think

Author: Andy Andrews

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: March 17, 2020

Genre: Motivational/Inspirational Political Science

Become an informed, passionate citizen who demands honesty and integrity from our leaders or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy.

In this updated and expanded New York Times bestselling nonpartisan book, Andy Andrews urges you to believe that seeking and discerning the truth really, really matters and that believing lies is the most dangerous thing you can do. You’ll be challenged to become a more “careful student” of the past, seeking accurate, factual accounts of events and decisions that illuminate choices you face now.

By considering how the Nazi German regime was able to carry out over eleven million institutional killings between 1933 and 1945, Andrews advocates for an informed population that demands honesty and integrity from its leaders and from each other. He includes several key documents written by our Founding Fathers as examples of America’s core principles that present and future leadership should live up to and embrace.

We can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This was a really interesting book. And very well written. It was an interesting journey in time talking about the way America use to be. And how we should expect and demand the truth from our leaders today, all of them. And the stuff in this book is really more needed today because of the pandemic with Covid 19. And it being an election year when we usually hear the candidates say what they think will get then voted into office, and they certainly don’t speak the truth. I found it interesting to read parts of the founding fathers letters, and other important things the author outlines in this book. There is so much here, you really need a copy of the book to read it for yourself! You may find it interesting to read during this time in our US history.

I was provided a Netgalley copy of this book. The opinions here are my own, my own thought on what I feel the book is about.

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PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christianbook


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Christy Haynes, BeachChicPhotography.com

Andy Andrews is a bestselling novelist, speaker, and consultant for some of the world’s most successful teams, largest corporations, and fastest-growing organizations. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The NoticerHow Do You Kill 11 Million People?, and the modern classic The Traveler’s Gift. For more information, please visit AndyAndrews.com.

CONNECT WITH ANDY: Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(3) winners will receive a print copy of How Do You Kill 11 Million People? by Andy Andrews!

How Do You Kill 11 Million People Giveaway

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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

Selah’s Stolen Dream Blog Blitz

Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

Hello all! WELCOME to my blog. Today I am featuring book 4 in the Dreams of Adventures, Selah’s Stolen Dream. Hope you enjoy the excerpt.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Selah's Stolen DreamTitle: Selah’s Stolen Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #4

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: October 13, 2016

One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat.

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When she learns the horse was stolen, even removing her hearing aid won’t drown out the voice telling her to make it right.

But two girls can’t divide the horse they both adore. So will life surprise them with an answered prayer?

 

Excerpt from Selah’s Stolen Dream 

Except for the dreary February weather, life was perfect. Absolutely, fantastically, completely—perfect. Today, my dreams could come true.

Today, Selah would show Sweet Dream in the biggest horse show in Texas.

And today might be the day she signed the movie contract for her and Dream to make a movie about their life. “You’re going to be a star,” she said to her reflection as she finger-combed her blonde hair and fixed a basic ponytail. “And Dream will be a famous horse star.” She imagined people wanting her autograph. She’d have to guard the horse so no one snipped a wisp of her pink mane.

It all started when her instructor, Jordan, made that training DVD of her riding lessons on Sweet Dream. When they posted it on social media, people quickly labeled it Cuteness Overload, and soon, it went viral. Then, after the wife of a movie producer watched Selah and Dream at an exposition, everything got supercharged. “Me—famous. Doesn’t feel real. Pinch me.”

On a day like today, she needed the perfect socks. It was a long- standing family conviction that mismatched socks were lucky. She hummed a happy tune as she tugged on one sock embellished with white unicorns and the other stamped with black horse heads. Balancing on the edge of the window seat, she admired her socks. “Sweet.” She tapped her toes, flipped them outward and together again.

Out her second-story window, two horses slept in the dormant Texas Bermuda grass with their legs tucked near their bellies, and Sweet Dream’s nose rested on the ground. The morning vapor shrouded the trees in wet mist while the sun gently lifted the night’s shade. When a sure sign of spring, a robin, dropped to the ground near Dream, she jerked awake. The glossy black mare threw her head high and lunged to her feet. A snort accompanied her panic.

Dream’s pasture mate, Buddy, rolled to his side and stretched out flat. The brown and white Paint was Grandpa’s old show horse. Less than a year ago, Selah tracked down the gelding and brought him home. She’d hoped Grandpa would ride with her, but he’d gotten remarried instead. It worked out. Selah’s family moved to the farm, and Grandpa and Grandma Katie lived on the farm next door.

Selah smiled at the rumble her two little brothers made scrambling down the stairs to breakfast. Living at the farm ballooned her heart with joy. She blew a kiss through the window to her equine pasture treasures.

The aroma of bacon drew her downstairs. The kitchen had gotten a fresh coat of paint, and, thank goodness, Mom had replaced Grandpa’s ancient, three-tiered puffed curtains. Eight- year-old Davy and five-year-old Michael crowded together on one chair. Their heads tilted back, they dangled a piece of bacon and chomped like alligators. When Dad frowned at them, they turned into little gentlemen. Mom slid eggs from a frying pan with her back to the comedy.

Dad gathered his coat and his keys. “We’ll drive in on Saturday and Sunday to see you show. Have fun, but stay close to Jordan. And please, take it easy on your grandpa.” When the phone rang, he gestured to Selah. “Pick that up, would you?”

“Bye, Daddy. Love you.” She waved at him. “Who would call so early?”

When she heard the movie producer’s voice, her grin widened, and she wiggled her toes in her lucky socks. She held her hand over the mouthpiece and whispered to Mom. “Miss Cindy.” She air-tapped at the phone like a woodpecker going after a beetle. Her mouth stretched wide in a silent scream.

Mom lifted Selah’s chin to close her gaping mouth. “Boys, go find something to watch on TV,” Mom whispered.

“For real?” Davy didn’t wait for her to change her mind. Michael grabbed a piece of bacon for each hand before he raced after his brother. Selah punched the button to put Miss Cindy on speaker so Mom could hear. “Contract! Today!” Selah’s fists pumped the air. Without breath, she could hardly push out her words. “It’s so exciting. We’ll be movie stars.”
“Are your parents available?”
“Yes, ma’am. Mom’s here. She can hear you.”
“Very good. When the contract arrives, your parents need to take it to a lawyer.”

Selah fanned her hand, imagining a movie star about to faint. “So exciting.”

“How did you get along with the script exploratory team?”

“We had tons of fun. They were crazy nice. They followed me and Sweet Dream around everywhere. Asked a million questions.” She managed to breathe so she could continue. “Interviewed Grandpa too. He doesn’t want to be in a movie but thought I was a natural. They thought Grandpa was a hoot and told me they got some great ideas.”

“You completely charmed them. They said your grandpa was quite the character, but they were enormously leery of the horse.” Cindy’s contagious laugh had a charm of its own.

“Sweet Dream and I understand each other. The team wants the movie to open with a scene about how I found Dream tangled in wire with the buzzards after her. I don’t see how that can work because Dream freaks at even the shadow of any bird—even a robin.” Selah rattled on while wishing her voice didn’t sound squeaky. She was a mature thirteen, but she sounded like a five- year-old shopping at the Breyer Model Horse Fest.

“They wouldn’t do anything to scare or injure her. They have their ways of getting the scenes they need. A stunt horse, trained to do specific things, will handle many of the scenes, anyway.”

She nodded along. “That makes sense.”

“They are working hard on final edits and expect to be ready to roll soon. I’m setting up the screen tests for an actress to play you. Especially excited about two young actresses who are excellent riders. Once this last of winter blows through, I’ll bring them to meet Dream before we finalize the selection.”

“To play me?” Selah’s spirit crumbled like burnt bacon bits. Her head itched right over her ear. “I thought—I would be me.” Once she started scratching, other spots needed the same treatment. “Not just anybody can ride Dream.” She sounded whiny now—worse than squeaky. “We’re buying your story, but I’ll hire a professional actress for your character. Besides, didn’t you tell me when you made the horse training DVD, your nerves were so bad the camera crew had to keep stopping?”

She sagged against the wall. “Well, yeah, but Mr. Cooper scared me before I got to know him. I don’t throw up during filming anymore.” I know I can do it.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Count

Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan’s work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah’s Secret Dream, Selah’s Painted Dream, and Selah’s Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

Dream Horse Adventures JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 5, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 12, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Continental US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Selah’s Painted Dream Spotlight and Giveaway

Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

Today I am featuring a Spotlight and Excerpt for Selah’s Painted Drean

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Selah's Painted DreamTitle: Selah’s Painted Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #3

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: May 7, 2018

Unless thirteen-year-old Selah can convince Grandpa she should live at the farm, her life is ruined. She’ll be forced to move hours from her horse and abandon her equestrian dreams.

Determined to stay, Selah must distract Grandpa from his new sweetheart. She searches for a painted dream horse from Grandpa’s past. But, Selah finds his old equine partner neglected and near death.

Then Grandpa reveals his life changing decision that tramples Selah’s plans.

Will the one thing that stood in Selah’s way become her saving grace?

Excerpt from Selah’s Painted Dream

“It’s so great to be here with you, Grandpa. Do you miss me when I’m gone?”

“Sounds like a loaded question. You’ve only been gone five days, but yes, I miss you.”

She flashed her sweetest perfect-teeth smile as she settled into her spot at the kitchen table. “Dad says our family has to move to Austin.” She dropped on him what she hoped was a shock bomb.

“Yes, I knew it was a possibility.”

Her voice shot up an octave. “You knew?”

“You’ll like living in Austin.”

The milk in her glass sloshed onto her hand. “How could I when it’s so far from you and the farm?”

“You’re going to have to find a way to make the best of it.”

“Why can’t I live here?”

Grandpa choked on his rice. “A girl your age needs to live with her family. Can you see the look on your brothers’ faces if you told them you were not moving with them?”

Ouch. “I hadn’t thought about that.” They would be upset. “But girls my age go off to boarding school and into training camps for the Olympics.”

“I’m too old to raise you. You’re a lot of work, you know.” Grandpa put a forkful in his mouth and stared at her.

“I sure would miss them. But you need somebody here with you.” She waved toward the refrigerator. “There isn’t even any food.”

“I don’t need much, and Katie feeds me dinner most nights.”

She’s the problem. “Katie feeds you.” Selah glared in bewilderment. You don’t need me?

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Count

Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan’s work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah’s Secret Dream, Selah’s Painted Dream, and Selah’s Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

Dream Horse Adventures JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 5, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 12, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Continental US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Selah’s Dream Blog Blitz plus GIVEAWAY

Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Today I am featuring Book 2 in the Dream Horse Adventures, Selah’s Sweet Dream

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Selah's Sweet DreamTitle: Selah’s Sweet Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #2

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: December 15, 2015

Twelve-year-old Selah’s quest to be equestrian superstar is impossible without a horse. Then she spots buzzards circling in the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They’re stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope. But the mare she rescues might be a bigger challenge to her dream than not having a horse at all.

An old friend of Grandpa’s and a world renowned horse trainer offers to work with the wild and defiant mare. Selah jumps at the opportunity. She trains with a fierce determination to equal the equestrian talent of the deceased grandmother who instilled the love of horse in her. But when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility, he sends them home. Selah must gather her courage and face up to the trainer or watch her dreams gallop away.

Excerpt from Selah’s Sweet Dream

Clouds slipped over the moon as if a child was playing with the lights of the world. One second it was dark like coal tar, and then almost bright enough to read a book. The clouds held no promise of rain, only beauty and entertainment. The whistle of the northbound train traveled crisply through the woods.

Selah sat curled up in a folding camp chair, just outside the stall but near the hay bucket. Her eyes were the only thing moving as she sucked in every detail, every movement, and every twitch of the black mare. Skunk slept soundly at the foot of the chair.

The mare stayed an easy, comfortable distance away from Selah all evening. Still, the horse’s eyes, and at least one ear, remained riveted on her new little friend with cream-colored hair.

“She is watching me, thinking carrots could appear at any time.”

Grandpa stared at Selah from the house and sighed. Stepping out on the porch, he tried to draw her into the house without putting his foot down too hard. “Selah, it’s time for bed. Come on in now.”

“Okay, Grandpa. I’m coming,” Selah answered without moving. “Just a few more minutes with my dream.”

From deep inside Selah, a yawn started and engulfed her whole being. With a Texas-sized exhale, she slipped from her chair onto the barn floor, where she nestled next to Skunk. Selah gathered under her head some of the hay that had filtered down from the net. The sleeping dog dreamed in the soft sand beside her. In spite of Selah’s great effort, she was losing the battle to stay awake. “What should I name you? Hum… You feel like a song in my heart,” she whispered as her eyes curtained.

Grandpa brought a small blanket out of the house for his sleepy girl. Selah kept her eyes closed and pretended not to hear him coming. Skunk raised her head as he approached. He rubbed under her chin, and then draped the blanket over a curled-up Selah. Selah’s cat, Pearl, drifted soundlessly toward the pile of sleepers in the sand to take her rightful place next to Selah. “Sweet dreams for now, girls. I’m afraid you’re in for broken hearts tomorrow.”

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Count

Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan’s work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah’s Secret Dream, Selah’s Painted Dream, and Selah’s Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

Dream Horse Adventures JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 5, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 12, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Continental US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Mary’s Song Blog Blitz plus Giveaway

Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Today I am featuring book one of the Dream Horse Adventures, Mary’s Song

 

ABOUT THE BOOKS

Mary's SongTitle: Mary’s Song

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #1

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: October 13, 2016

A young artist falls in love with a foal that is lame, just like her. The expensive surgery the foal needs has little chance to correct the problem. Still Mary plots and conspires to raise money to save the horse, even as time runs out. She sacrifices what she holds dear – the trust of her papa, to gain her heart’s desire. But she could lose everything in her struggle to save the foal.

Excerpt for Mary’s Song

Twelve-year-old Mary waved and sailed a few carrot offerings over the fence to the gathered herd. They rushed to grab the bribe. With ears flattened, the horses jostled, shoved, and charged at one another to gobble the carrots. When the treats were gone, the mares went back to grazing. As the foals cavorted in circles around their dams, Mary inhaled the delight of being in their company. To draw a foal, she took a snapshot with her mind and sketched it in a great flurry. After capturing the likeness, she fussed with the details and the shading. A twine-wrapped portfolio she kept in her library bulged with sketches. Each sketch was a secret wish to ride, wild and free, someday.

She imagined herself cantering across a meadow polka-dotted with pink flowers. Her hair streamed behind her. Her arms held wide as if to soar. Her dream horse moved in response to her thoughts. A smile lifted and softened her face.

Mary shifted her useless legs to balance the sketchpad better. “It’s not just a dream.” The filly cocked her feminine head to the side and peered at the curiosity in the grass. Mary stared back, hoping the filly would hold the pose long enough for her to soak in every detail. The dark graphite pencil seemed to flow on its own, and soon the rough outline of the curious baby splashed across the paper.

“I will sketch you every minute until Papa comes home with my surprise. It might be—could be—a horse.”

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Count

Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan’s work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

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Spring Splash by Denise Weimer

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Spring Splash by Denise Weimer⁸Title: Spring Splash

Author: Denise Weimer

Publisher: Candlelight Romance

Release Date: March 2, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

When an injury sidelines college swimmer Anna Callaway, her dreams are crushed. She pours herself into her sports marketing practicum, helping a local special needs organization promote their athletic event. What she doesn’t expect is a swim team ripe for the Special Olympics—and their handsome but stubborn coach.

Craig Holt has dealt with eager and ignorant volunteers before. No matter how determined or persuasive uptight Anna might be about coaching his team to the Special Olympics, he has no intention of allowing her to raise the hopes of his swimmers, his sister, or his guarded heart.

Then Anna herself gets a second chance at becoming a champion. Will she pursue her lifelong goals or make room for a new dream?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This story was different for me because I’ve never read as story about competitive swimmers. And though I know a couple of kids with autism, I have read only a couple of books about this disease. Getting to know these characters and follow their everyday life as they lived with their disability. It is amazing what these people could do. I like that author Denise Weimer does such a great job of making sure each character was their own person, and despite their disability,  they did have a purpose in life.

This is a well written story, the characters wonderfully created, the plot flows well, and the story can help others dealing with their own disabilities.  I think this would be a great book for anyone, especially younger people that are dealing with any type of disability, regardless of what it is.

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denise Weimer

Denise Weimer writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense set in her home state of Georgia. She’s authored eleven published novels and a number of novellas. As a managing editor at Smitten Historical Romance and Heritage Beacon Fiction, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, she also helps others reach their publishing dreams. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.

CONNECT WITH DENISE: Website | Facebook | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Spring Splash and Fall Flip by Denise Weimer plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

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The Road to Happenstance By Janice L. Dick

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

One man running from his past, two women he’s attracted to, and a peculiar town that won’t let him go.
Matthew Sadler rides his ’77 Harley into Happenstance, intent on passing through, but people and events conspire to prevent his leaving.
The elderly Barlow sisters consider Matt their knight on a motorcycle. Matt is entranced by Roni, the other lodger at the Happenstance Hotel who bears an uncanny resemblance to Matt’s beloved, deceased wife. The young doctor in town, Paula Percy, adores Matt’s motorcycle. However, she is suspicious of the woman from the hotel.
As the days pass, the quaint little town, with its unique residents, begins to show its sinister side. When evidence of multiple thefts leads to Matt’s door, he must deal with a mystery and yet more false accusations.
Do the old diaries of Amanda Rutherford Barlow hold the answers Matt so desperately seeks? Will Happenstance finally let him go, or does he have a reason to stay?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

When Matt Sadler turned his motorcycle onto an unknown road, he never expected his like to change like it did. Life has not been so nice to Matt, startung with being a widower, being betrayed by his friends. He really needed to just start over. But what he finds from the people of the small community of Happenstance. A small town he knew nothing about. What would happen to Matt if he stays here with these strangers in their small?

This is a really neat and meaningful story to read. As I read this book, following Matt, doing whatever he can to help people, it was nice and heartwarming. And especially they way Matt is with the oP loved these sisters and their valuable part in this story. The longer Matt stays on Happenstance, the closer he gets to its people. And for the most part, they are a loveable group. The cast of characters were fun and enjoyable. Except one that kept getting under my skin, but it seems most books have one of those people. And it made for a little extra enjoyment. Overall this is a really nice read. I encourage everyon who loves reading clean books to check this one out. You can’t go worng on this one.
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.

 

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository

Selah's Stolen DreamTitle: Selah’s Stolen Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #4

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: October 13, 2016

One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat.

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When she learns the horse was stolen, even removing her hearing aid won’t drown out the voice telling her to make it right.

But two girls can’t divide the horse they both adore. So will life surprise them with an answered prayer?

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan’s work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah’s Secret Dream, Selah’s Painted Dream, and Selah’s Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOKS

Title: Mary’s Song

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #1

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Cregiftyoung artist falls in love with a foal that is lame, just like her. The expensive surgery the foal needs has little chance to correct the problem. Still Mary plots and conspires to raise money to save the horse, even as time runs out. She sacrifices what she holds dear – the trust of her papa, to gain her heart’s desire. But she could lose everything in her struggle to save the foal.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository

Title: Selah’s Sweet Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #2

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: December 15, 2015

Twelve-year-old Selah’s quest to be equestrian superstar is impossible without a horse. Then she spots buzzards circling in the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They’re stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope. But the mare she rescues might be a bigger challenge to her dream than not having a horse at all.

An old friend of Grandpa’s and a world renowned horse trainer offers to work with the wild and defiant mare. Selah jumps at the opportunity. She trains with a fierce determination to equal the equestrian talent of the deceased grandmother who instilled the love of horse in her. But when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility, he sends them home. Selah must gather her courage and face up to the trainer or watch her dreams gallop away

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Title: Selah’s Painted Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #3

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: May 7, 2018

Unless thirteen-year-old Selah can convince Grandpa she should live at the farm, her life is ruined. She’ll be forced to move hours from her horse and abandon her equestrian dreams.

Determined to stay, Selah must distract Grandpa from his new sweetheart. She searches for a painted dream horse from Grandpa’s past. But, Selah finds his old equine partner neglected and near death.

Then Grandpa reveals his life changing decision that tramples Selah’s plans.

Will the one thing that stood in Selah’s way become her saving grace?

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Title: Selah’s Stolen Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #4

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: October 13, 2016

One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat.

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When she learns the horse was stolen, even removing her hearing aid won’t drown out the voice telling her to make it right.

But two girls can’t divide the horse they both adore. So will life surprise them with an answered prayer?

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan’s work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah’s Secret Dream, Selah’s Painted Dream, and Selah’s Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 5, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 12, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Continental US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Hometown Hope by Jennifer Slattery

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

She’s home again, but not for long…Unless this cowboy recaptures her heart

Returning home with a baby in tow, Paige Cordell’s determined her stay is only temporary. But to earn enough money to leave, she needs a job—and her only option is working at her first love’s dinner theater. With attraction once again unfurling between her and Jed Gilbertson, can the man who once broke her heart convince her to stay for good?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I just love second chances, and I thoroughly enjoyed Hometown Healing. Paige Cordell’s plans was to move home with her mom just until she could get back on her feet. And the main thing she needs to do is to stay away from the neighbor’s grandson, Jed Gilbertson. But that was proved impossible in the small town of Sage Creek. I enjoyed each time Jed and Paige spent time together. Their characters were amazing, and though tension was sometimes tight, Ms. Slattery does a really nice job of making these two characters fun and exciting for her readers.

I love that this story has the Christian life weaved throughout the lives of the characters. This is truly a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances. Some people may get the wrond idea about Love Inspired books, but you have to try them, and Hometown Healing is a great one to start with. I love Love Inspired books! They are full size stories packed in a smaller size book. You will be delighted when you read this sweet and clean inspirational romance.

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.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Jennifer Slattery is a writer and speaker who’s addressed women’s groups, church groups, Bible studies, and other writers across the nation. She’s the author of six contemporary novels maintains a devotional blog found at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com. She has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, (http://whollyloved.com) she and her team partner with churches to facilitate events designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.

The Sheriff’s Second Chance by Tanya Agler

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The Sherrif's Second Chance by Tanya AglerTitle: The Sheriff’s Second Chance

Author: Tanya Agler

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

Release Date: January 1, 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Broken things can’t be fixed…

Or can they?

Officer and single dad Mike Harrison doesn’t believe in second chances. Ever. That is, until he learns that his former best friend—gorgeous green-eyed car mechanic Georgie Bennett—is back in town. Unfortunately, she’s also a suspect in a recent break-in! But it’ll take an old classic car to show Mike and Georgie that almost anything can be restored with a little patience…and a whole lot of love.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is such a sweet read. Mike is a nice guy who made a big mistake in his earlier days. A mistake that sends his best friend out of town, for what he thinks is forever. Imagine his surprise when Georgie makes it back home to help her dear friend in his automobile garage. Although Georgie is not so sure she’s made the right decision because no one trusts her with their vehicles. Will Mike be able to rescue her, causing the town people to finally trust her?

Author Tanya Agler does an excellent job of creating the right characters for this story, developing their characters throughout the story. A story that is very well written. And an amazing debut novel! I quickly fell in love with Georgie and Mike, each with their own heartaches over the past, neither knowing what to do to fix it. And Mike’s daughter stole my heart immediately. She is such a sweet young girl, with a single dad who raised her well.

This story is all about dealing with a shaded past, forgiveness and second chances in life. Though it all doesn’t come easy. There was several difficult issues both Michael and Georgie had to deal with, including their past life relationship. But it comes together beautifully as you will find when you read this story for yourself. I encourage you to pick up a copy of The Sheriff’s Second Chance. If you enjoy clean romance, this is one is for you.

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tanya Agler

An award-winning author, Tanya Agler moved often during her childhood and settled in Georgia where she writes sweet contemporary romance novels, which feature small towns, family and pets, and themes of second chances and hope. Her debut, The Sheriff’s Second Chance, is a January of 2020 Harlequin Heartwarming release. A graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and law, she lives with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable Basset, who really rules the roost. Represented by Dawn Dowdle and the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, she’s currently at work on the sequels to her debut.  When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, walking, and a good cup of tea.

CONNECT WITH TANYA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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  More Than Enough by Lorna Sielstad-The Mosaic Collection

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More Than Enough

by Lorna Sielstad

Another book in the Mosaic Collection 

My rating 5stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

Quirky Fiona McGrath loves her job as a Child Life Specialist at a Dunedin, Florida hospital. As a former foster child, she understands trauma and wants to ensure no child ever faces the same kind of fears she once did. But are fears truly in the past?
Gabe Cavenaugh’s life is right on schedule. As the youngest assistant Chief Financial Officer in the hospital’s history, he has much to prove, but he’s confident he can do anything he’s asked. After all, he’s secure in his faith and has the constant support of his family.
When Gabe is directed to make cuts in order to balance the hospital’s budget, his search leads him to the Child Life Program and to Fiona. How can this crazy, hat-wearing woman, who rides around on a sparkly scooter possibly be a vital member of the medical team?
As Fiona works to persuade Gabe about her job’s necessity, he begins to see there’s more to her and her work with young patients than wacky clothes.
But will she be enough to save her program? And could she possibly be enough for a man like Gabe?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I don’t know that I have read any books with the main character a Child Life Specialist. Nor did I really know what this was until I read this book. Fiona McGrath was the perfect person for this job because as a former foster child, she knows all of the fears children going through the system has, and she has definitely know doubts, especially about her self worth. I think Lorna Seilstad does an amazing job of researching well this topic, as well as creating characters that are so well established throughout the story.

This is a very well written and enjoyable book. The sweet romance mixed with a lot of laughs and humor weaved throughout this story of dealing with difficult issues balances itself out well. I have read several Lorna Seilstad books and I always enjoy the laughs! I appreciate too that Fiona was a Christian, and her faith during her difficult times was brought up and talked about in nice understanding ways. And I love that the Christian life and God’s love is so apparent in this story through the characters.

Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet cozy romance to read that is clean enough that your teenager can read it? I highly recommend this book to all of you romance lovers out there!

A big thank you to the author for gifting me an ecopy 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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ABOUT THIS AUTHOR 

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A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls and the Lake Manawa Summers series. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband. Learn more at www.lornaseilstad.com.

A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A Promise to Keep by Melony TeagueTitle: A Promise to Keep

Author: Melony Teague

Publisher: Anaiah Press

Release Date: January 21, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the décor to do it.

Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.

Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Savannah Sanderson only had one reason to attend her high school reunion, and that was because her husband begged her to, just before his death. And she granted his wishes. But she wasn’t expecting their old friend, the friend who walked out and left them, never to return or stay in contact with. And Michael McCann looks nothing like he did in high school, so she didn’t recognize him at first sight of him. The tension is high, neither wanting to see the other, but both drawn to each other because of things beyond their control.

A Promise to keep is filled with so many emotions. There is a lot of friction between the main characters. With their past hanging over them, it was difficult to move forward with any kind of relationship. The author does a really nice job of creating amazing characters, and making their story sound realistic. My heart was heavy for both Savannah and Michael. They were so afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone because they were hanging in to their past so strong it was difficult to let go. This is a heartbreaking, yet sweet Inspirational read. And very well worth your time to read. I encourage you to check out A Promise to Keep for your reading enjoyment.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melony Teague

Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

CONNECT WITH MELONY:  Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


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(1) winner will receive a prize package including Mocktails book, 4 pins: 2 x Embrace Life, 2x Be Original, 1 large pretty napkin (tropical flowers), 1 small cocktail napkins (with maple leaves on them), A Promise to Keep bookmarks and an Amazon gift card $10 value!

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