Litfuse Presents A Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel by..Andrea Boeshaar

Litfuse Presents A Thousand Shall Fall:
A Civil War Novel 
by..Andrea Boeshaar

 

A Thousand Shall FallA Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel (Kregel, November 2015)

A story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War

Nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is independent and spirited. The only thing she really fears are the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends. When her youngest sister runs away from home, brave Carrie Ann is determined to find her and bring her back. Disguised as a soldier, she sets off–only to find she’s fallen into the hands of the enemy.

Her childhood friend Confederate Major Joshua Blevins has warned her against these Yankees: they’re all devils, ready to inflict evil on unsuspecting young women. When Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, it seems to confirm all her fears.

Soon, though, she finds herself drawn to the handsome, gallant colonel. He rescued her, protected her, and has been every inch the gentleman. Carrie Ann discovers that her foe has become her ally–and more than that, someone she could love. But the arrival of Joshua in the Union camp as a spy will test her loyalties. Will she protect someone who has been like family or be loyal to this stranger to whom she wants to offer her heart? When her world is being torn apart around her, whom should she trust?

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, A Thousand Shall Fall is framed around compelling characters and a very romantic setting in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Andrea Boeshaar’s extensive research guarantees historical accuracy and romance genre enthusiasts and Civil War buffs alike will enjoy the Christian perspectives on actual historical events.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Strong willed Carrie Ann Bell decides to change her appearance and take off looking for her sister that ran away. With the war going on, this was not a smart move for Carrie, and when she was arrested by Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, well she realizes her fears of the Yankee’s is quite real. As the story develops, Carrie faces difficult situations that rips her world apart. When her childhood friend Joshua shows up as a spy, what will Carrie do? Can she trust the Colonel, a man she has become attracted to, or will she be loyal to her longtime friend? For me, the story starts out slow and it takes me a while to really get into it. This is unusual for a Andrea Boeshaar book because I love her books! I loved the setting being in the Shenandoah Valley, a place I have been to many time. The book seemed more real for me, knowing the setting. I grew to love the realistic characters, and the history in this book is amazing. A history buff would sure love reading this historical fiction! A story that I recommend, especially to those who enjoy historical fiction!

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

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About the Author

Andrea Boeshaar

Andrea Boeshaar is the cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers and runs “The Writer’s ER,” a coaching service for writers. She is the author of thirty published works, including Threads of Faith, a finalist in the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards. Andrea is also the author of a popular devotional and regularly blogs on a number of sites.

Kregel presents….Deeper Than Red: A Novel by Sue Duffy

Deeper Than Red:

A Novel by Sue Duffy

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Twenty-year-old Tally Greyson isn’t consumed with her own education, social life, or career goals like most young women her age. Instead, she’s trying to save her mother from the grasp of a seductive cult. What Tally doesn’t realize is that in this community, there’s a far greater danger than any she can imagine–and she and her mother aren’t the only ones in its sights. There are plots brewing here that will threaten the fate of the world.

Concert pianist Liesl Bower has put her own dangerous past behind her, and in her Charleston family home, surrounded by those who love her, she’s preparing for a world concert tour with her dear friend, violinist Max Morozov. She thinks she’s safe; the man who tried to kill her is dead, his coconspirators have been rounded up, and no one knows she had anything to do with saving the world from a new revolution.

That is, until a world leader is assassinated on the other side of the globe, setting events into motion that could kill the U.S. president, destroy Washington–and take everything and everyone Liesl loves with it. A madman is at the controls now. Even with the backup of the CIA and the dubious protection of a former KGB agent, this time they may all be too late. The heart-pounding final book in the Red Returning trilogy, Deeper Than Red goes further into the world of espionage and action than ever before, delving into the very worst powers of darkness, and pitting them against the light of faith, love, and forgiveness.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Deeper Than Red deals with a lot of different situations, and when you start reading, it is very difficult to put down. I found the terrorism against the US, and all of the difficulties that came with it to be a very interesting and different story to read. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout Deeper Than Red, which I loved! By the time I thought I had one thing figured out there was another twist to the story that triggered by imagination! I have to admit that the scenes that took place at an occult spiritualist camp were a little different for me, because I just don’t like reading about stuff like that, but all in all, the author did a good job of describing it in a way that I could better understand! But truly the thing that I appreciated about the story was the way the author weaves together the need to trust God in the mist of our difficulties and struggles. If you enjoy a good suspenseful book to read, you will enjoy this one by Sue Duffy.

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

 

The Miting by Dee Yoder from Kregel Publishing

The Miting

by Dee Yoder

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Description:

Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer for her. She does not desire Englisher fashion, all-night parties, movies, or lots of boyfriends. Leah is seeking to understand her relationship with God, to deepen and broaden her faith by joining a Bible study hosted by an ex-Amish couple. She wants to know why Amish life is the only lifestyle her family accepts, why the church has so many rules, and . . . most disturbing, how godly men can allow her best friend to be abused in her own home.

In the pressure-cooker environment of church and family, Leah is not allowed to ask these questions. When finally she reaches the breaking point, she walks away from the Old Order Amish life that is all she has known. Though adapting amiably to the Englisher world, Leah is tormented with homesickness. Returning to the community, however, entails a journey of pain and sorrow Leah could never have imagined.

The miting—shunning—that will now be Leah’s unendurable oppression every day is beyond her most devoted attempts to believe or understand. All the bishop and her family ask is that she abandon her practice of reading the Bible. Is that a price she is willing to pay?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is an amazing story! Leah grew up Amish, but she had so many questions about the Amish faith, and the ordnung, and the strict rules the Bishop made their community abide by. Should she stay Amish, or should she see what the Englisch world was all about? Then Leah finds out about a couple who actually helps Amish leave the Amish faith, and she was very interested in a Bible Study they have in their home. She slips and goes to one of the meetings, and when her father finds out, he demands she stay away from this couple. And as the story unfolds, it is heartbreaking at what happens, and how her family reacts.

I have to say this is the first book I’ve ever read about a ministry for those leaving the Old Order Amish Faith! I really felt for Leah because she wanted to follow the Bible and what it says, but her father, the Bishop and the other pastors of the Old Amish community demanded that the devil was taking over her life and demanded she repent of reading her Bible and the life she was living.

I have read many Amish fiction, and it seems the men of the Old Order Amish are so rude and hateful. And to be people who lived so strickly, these men sure do show a lot of true anger. It is evident that there is an anger control problem. I know they act this way to try to scare or force their members to follow their orders. And these leaders and this father went even beyond this anger, something else I had never read about. Thankfully in this story Leah had an Amish boyfriend that was willing to stay by her side, no matter what. But in real life, what would happen to a person that didn’t have additional help? It give me chills, and not in a good way!

I really want to encourage you to pick up a copy of this book to read. This is Old Order Amish in reality. I appreciate Dee Yoder for writing this book, and I look forward to more from her in the future. I have listed several site in this review that I hope you visit, and I will add this one again so you can check out this ministry for yourself.

Mission to Amish People

I received this book from Kregel Publishers and the author Dee Yoder  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

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Dee Yoder’s fiction is based on the lives of her former-Amish friends. She is actively involved in the Mission to Amish People ministry as a mentor, volunteer, and author. In addition to writing over eighty short stories, her coming-of-age novel, The Powerful Odor of Mendacity, won the FaithWriters Page Turner contest in 2011. Dee lives in central Ohio.

http://www.deeyoder.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDeeYoder

And to find out more about The Miting, and the ministry for those leaving the Amish faith, here is some awesome information you will want to read!

http://store.kregel.com/client/guide/978-0-8254-4300-8.pdf

 

 

Candle Bible Handbook from Kregel

Candle Bible Handbook

from Kregel

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Travel through Bible history with this comprehensible exploration of the Bible, following the key narratives from Genesis to Revelation. Perfect as a child’s first Bible reference, he will travel through Bible lands and times and discover how the people lived: the foods they ate, the homes they occupied, the clothes they wore, and the work they performed. There are sections of study questions throughout to further learning, as well as glossaries and FAQs to help understanding.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a really neat Bible handbook from Kregel Publishers. The Candle Bible Handbook is for 8 to 12 year olds and would be an awesome addition to their library, because it can be a wonderful study tool for your child to use while reading the Bible or reading Bible stories. There are many things to help with Bible study including study questions, tips to watch for when reading, an outline an description of the book, along with a little box with important information. And you will also find a section with Big ideas in the Bible, Bible Promises, Fifty very important passages in the Bible and Who’s Who in the Bible. And of course this is just a touch of what you will find in this neat handbook.

I really like this book that will be an additional study tool when studying the Bible. I found it interesting myself as I read through it and went over the different things added to help study. If you have kids in this age group, or I think even teenagers would like this, I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of The Candle Bible Handbook. You will find it very informative and interesting.

I rec’d a copy of this book from Kregel to read and review. The opinions in this review are mine only. I was not required or expected to write a positive review.

 

 

Kregel Publishers presetns The Vicar’s Wife by Katharine Swartz

 

The Vicar’s Wife

By Katharine Swartz

 

 

 

About the book:

A New Yorker all her life, Jane Hatton loved her job as the head of a charity championing women’s rights, but her fourteen-year-old daughter, Natalie, had fallen in with the wrong crowd at her Manhattan school. So Jane and her British husband, Andrew, have decided to move their family to the English countryside.
The Hattons have bought the large old vicarage in a small village on the Cumbrian coast, near Andrew’s new job. The silence and solitude of a remote village is quite a change. Natalie hates her new school, and eleven-year-old Ben struggles academically. Only seven-year-old Merrie enjoys country life. Has Jane made a horrible mistake? What of her career? Her own identity?
Putting on a brave face for the family, Jane tackles renovating the rambling, drafty old house. When she finds a scrap of a very old shopping list, she grows curious about Alice, the vicar’s wife who lived there years before.
As the twin narratives unfold–of Jane in the present and Alice in the 1930s–we discover that both are on a journey to discover their true selves, and to address their deepest fears.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
The Vicar’s Wife is a story between two women, very different, yet alike in some ways. Jane was lonely after her family’s move to an old vicarage in a small village on the coast of the Cumbrian in England. She missed her friends back in New York, but her husband was thrilled to be back home in England. When Jane found an old shopping list in the house, she is curious about the lady who wrote the list, and what happened with her.
This was an interesting and intriguing story about a Jane, and the lady from the past, Alice, who lived in this old house years ago. As the story unfolds, the journey of both ladies showed that both were looking for the same things in life, to find out about themselves. The author did a wonderful job going back and forth between the lives of both Jane and Alice. She weaves the stories together in a unique way so readers could understand where the plot was going. The setting was beautiful, and I really enjoyed the detailed way Ms Swartz described every scene. There are more books in this series, which I plan to  read as well. I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of The Vicar’s Wife for your reading enjoyment. You will be delighted with this read! And I encourage you to check out the other books by Katharine Swartz.
I received this book from Kregel Publishers. to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

Peril by Jordon Redwood from Kregel Publishers

Peril

by Jordon Redwood

from Kregel Publishers

9780825442131

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.

An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.

The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren’t revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.

This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Jordon Redwood is one awesome suspense author! I love this series and what an awesome series in this Bloodline Trilogy! I love the creative characters, and even though I’ve never had a job dealing with anything medical, I love medical suspense. And Jordon Redwood did an fantastic job of so vividly describing the medical scenes and issues throughout this book. And the suspense! Wow! There are so many twists and turns you will not put this book down until you finish the last page, because you will just have to find out who did what!!! I loved it!

If you enjoy fast pace suspense thrillers, this is a must for you!  I received this book from the publisher Kregel 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

Jordyn Redwood

Short Biography: Jordyn Redwood has specialized in critical care and emergency nursing for seventeen years. A member of both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Christian Fiction Writers association, Jordyn lives in Colorado.

Litfuse Presents….The Bargin by Stephanie Reed…PLUS Kindle Fire Giveaway

Litfuse Presents….

The Bargin

by Stephanie Reed

 

 

 

The Bargain

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Book one in the Plain City Peace series.

It’s 1971, and Betsie Troyer’s peaceful and predictable life is about to become anything but.

When their parents flee the Amish, nineteen-year-old Betsie and her seventeen-year-old sister Sadie are distraught. Under the dubious guidance of a doting aunt, the girls struggle to keep the secret, praying their parents will return before anyone learns the truth—a truth that may end all hopes of Betsie’s marriage to Charley Yoder.

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Stephanie’s website.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Bargin is not just another Amish Fiction! It is an Amish fiction with a twist like I haven’t read before, the setting being in the Vietnam War. I loved the history weaved into the book about this era, and especially since I was old enough during that time to remember a lot about the war and the friends I had who fought in it. Betsy’s story was interesting, with her family living as Englisch. This story brought back a lot of memories of when I was growing up, and that I did enjoy very much! It was so interesting because back then, we did really live plain, or so it seems like that now. I really did love the setting, and the story.

Stephanie Reed is a fairly new author for me, so I was excited to review an Amish fiction from a different author. Ms. Reed created characters that were enjoyable and believable, giving readers a real feel of life in the early 1970’s. If you enjoy Amish, you will love this one. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is for you too! So why not put the two together and check out this new book from Stephanie Reed. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

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

Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Reed lives on the outskirts of Plain City, Ohio, site of a once-thriving Amish community. She gleans ideas for her novels from signs glimpsed along the byways of Ohio, as she did for her previous books, “Across the Wide River” and “The Light Across the River.”

 

 

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY

Stephanie L. Reed is celebrating the release of The Bargain, the first book in her new series, Plain City Peace, with a Kindle Fire ‘Bargain Bundle’ giveaway!

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One winner will receive a ‘Bargain Bundle’:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Bargain by Stephanie Reed

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 27th. Winner will be announced at the Litfuse blog on October 28th.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on the 28th to see if you won. (Or, better yet, subscribe to their blog {enter your email in the blog sidebar} and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox)!

Wounded Women of the Bible…Finding Hope When Life Hurts…By Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

Wounded Women of the Bible

Finding Hope When Life Hurts
By Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

9780825442148

About the book: 

Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures-whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

Whether it’s a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women’s ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church’s care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group-the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing-along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common-and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.

No matter what hurts you’ve experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Reading this book clearly shows that women have always experienced hurt in some way. Authors Dena Dyer and Tina Samples’ Wounded Women of the Bible gives ladies an inside look at more than a dozen women throughout Bible time and the hurts and difficulties they faced. We read the stories  of Dinah, Ruth, Hagar, Ichabod’s Mother, Mary and Martha, and others, getting to know they ladies in a really interesting and unique way.

Finding Hope When Life Hurts is truly what we learned from this book through the lives of each of these ladies. Dena Dyer and Tina Samples leave nothing out as they study and explore what the Bible says. I also appreciate the authors opening their own lives and showing the hurts and struggles they have faced in their lives. To me, this makes the book even more special because we are not only getting truths from the Bible, we are getting truths from real people’s lives.

I received this book from the publisher Kregel 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.

Rainbows for Rainy Days by Catherine Campbell from Kregel

Rainbows for Rainy Days

  by Catherine Campbell

9780857212894

ABOUT THIS BOOK


40 short devotions on the different aspects of God’s love in hard times

Catherine Campbell’s experience as a nurse and as the mother of two girls who both inherited a rare genetic condition that required constant care until their deaths at ages 10 and 13 has given her a unique insight into suffering. As an inspirational speaker, she frequently encounters people with tragic stories. And yet she believes that God is Lord and that in both good times and bad, He is always good.

Isaiah 40:31 says, that “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” Campbell comments:

How often have you wakened in the morning knowing that the problem, or the pain, or the unpaid bill has not disappeared? We worry and fret ourselves into exhaustion. Yet God has promised us endurance.

The great eagle cannot reach the heights merely by its own strength. As it spreads its impressive wings the bird allows the wind to carry it to places no other bird can go. This kind of flying appears effortless because the eagle trusts in a power bigger than itself . . . the wind!

In this unique devotional, Catherine examines different aspects of God’s love for those times when life gets hard. Perfect for anyone needing encouragement in difficult times, Rainbows for Rainy Days gently shows readers how to turn pain over to Him.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Rainbows for Rainy Days is an awesome little devotional written for you when you find yourself going through those difficult times that get us down. Each of the forty devotions in this book deal with all kinds of situations, with one that is sure do help you at one time or another. I found the devotions simple and easy to read, yet powerfully encouraging and helpful. Each one is short, with beautiful peaceful and calming pictures throughout the book.

We all have rainy days in our lives, some more difficult than others, therefore every one of us can benefit from Catherine Campbell’s book Rainbows for Rainy Day. For me, each devotion had a special message for me because of the difficult situations our family has been facing. I found encouragement in verses like Proverbs 3:5 & 6 that says to “Trust in the Lord with all our hearts;” Exodus 33:14 that says, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest;” and Luke 1:37 which says “For nothing is impossible with God.” And this is just a taste of what this book is about.

I love everything about this book! The book is full of truths and promises from God’s Word that I can always go to for encouragement. And the beauty of the book is breathtaking. The cover is strikingly beautiful, the colors are calming and peaceful, and the pictures inside will have you sitting and taking them in for a long time. I really want to encourage you to purchase a copy of this wonderful devotional for yourself. You will not be disappointed, I assure you. And it makes a beautiful book for your coffee table, which is just where mine is!

I received this book from the publisher Kregel 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

Catherine Campbell’s experience as a nurse and as the mother of two girls who both inherited a rare genetic condition that required constant care until their deaths at ages 10 and 13 has given her a unique insight into suffering. As an inspirational speaker, she frequently encounters people with tragic stories. And yet she believes that God is Lord and that in both good times and bad, He is always good.

Red Dawn Rising

(Red Returning Trilogy #2)

By author: Sue Duffy  Binding: Paperback   ISBN: 978-0-8254-4266-7  Price: $14.99  Availability: In stock

Twenty-seven-year-old Cass Rodino is a hardworking, dedicated set designer on Broadway. But, like the actors who take the stage every night, she is masking a different reality.

Evgeny Kozlov has secrets of his own. As Cass and Evgeny separately set out to save Liesl from an impending doom, both are hurled into a fierce CIA/FBI dragnet, not knowing that their formidable opponent—a most unlikely predator—is already closing in on them.

Book 2 of the Red Returning Trilogy, Red Dawn Rising mixes suspense, action, and romance in a tale of personal tragedy and triumph that will keep readers pivoting between the evil desires of world powers and the redeeming powers of personal faith, life, and love.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Red Dawn Rising continues the story of Ms. Duffy’s first book in this series, The Sound of Red Returning. I thoroughly enjoyed this suspense/spy story, and was hooked after a few chapters. There’s so much going on in this story it is impossible to touch on it all, so I will just say, this book is an awesome fast pace, action packed thriller that you will not want to miss out on. Sue Duffy is a wonderful and unique story teller and I look forward to the next book in this series.

If you are a fast pace thriller person, this book is a must for you, so ran out an grab your copy today! You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from the publisher Kregel
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.

 

Unholy Hunger by Heather James

 

9780825442919

About this book

Evelyn Barrett wants to die. As long as her daughter’s murderer dies with her, she is ready to go. Why did this man–this stranger–destroy her family? Why has he not been brought to justice? Why is she forced to live a life of anger and grief? Amid a million questions she cannot answer, Evelyn knows one thing for sure: this murderer must be punished for his crime.Before it all, she was a successful attorney who won all the hard cases. Now that the case is personal, Evelyn will stop at nothing to seek her own version of justice. When another girl goes missing, Evelyn plows forward, ignoring the warnings from police detectives, the pleas of her grief-stricken husband, and the strange, almost supernatural tingles that tug at her. But as she follows the stench of evil, Evelyn learns that the hardest thing she will have to face may not be the death of her child after all. Perhaps the harder lesson is this: the ultimate truth–of crime and verdict, of life and death–cannot be swayed by a mother’s revenge.

In this first book of a new, page-turning series, a woman will be brought to her limits before she finally recognizes the movement of the Holy Spirit and reconnects with the source of true peace.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Unholy Hunger is not an easy book to read, nor is it a light read because it deals with difficult situations. Situations such as abduction, murder, child molesting and abuse, makes this one of the most heart-wrenching stories I’ve ever read. But it is a book I couldn’t put down after I started reading it. In her debut novel, Heather James clearly shows her expert writing skills by choosing a story with a difficult situation, abuse and murder of innocent children. My heart was breaking as I read Evelyn Barrett’s story of loosing her daughter.

 

This book is for those who love thrillers, with a little horror at times because of what happens. I encourage you to pick up a copy of Unholy Hunger to read for yourself.

 

A copy of this book was provided by Kregel Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather James is a practicing attorney and contributing columnist for the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, where she writes on marriage, family, and parenting matters. This is her first novel.

When A Woman You Love Was Abused

 

 

About the Book:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 80 percent of childhood abuse victims later suffer from at least one abuse-induced psychological disorder. It’s proven that the effects of childhood abuse follow women into adulthood. Yet few men are prepared to deal with those effects, even when their own wife is the one who is suffering. And their wife’s suffering becomes their own suffering as their needs aren’t being met by a wife who is powerless to control her inner turmoil.

Author, pastor, and survivor Dawn Scott Jones candidly shares her own abuse experience to help husbands understand the varied emotions, fears, distorted thoughts, and triggers that hold their wives captive. In practical and accessible language, Jones explains the stages of the healing journey (processing denial, asking for help, grieving, expressing anger, learning to forgive, and finding resolution). Building on that knowledge, Jones then moves to an honest discussion of what husbands can do to help. Whether it’s creating a healing environment, understanding the need for control, building trust, or even just praying for healing, a husband plays an active role in helping his wife survive and thrive despite her past abuse.
Offering hope for a healthy marriage relationship, When a Woman You Love Was Abused answers the questions men have and offers the advice they need to help their wives finally find peace.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This is a book written by someone who knows. And Dawn Scott Jones writes this book to husbands of women who have been sexually abused, teaching them how to cope, deal with situations, and learn what an abusive woman is like. With the help of this book, husband and wives can work through the difficult situations dealing wtih abusive behavior at early ages in womens lives. I am blessed that I never had to deal with such as this, but I do appreciate people like this author that is willing to tell her story in order to help others. What a blessing that God is using Ms. Jones in mighty ways to help women of all ages and their husbands.
What a wonderful book for husband who have wives dealing with these issues. This book is a must for you to read and keep. I strongly encourage anyone that has dealt with sexually abuse to grab a copy of this book.

I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher Kregel through LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine only.

Link to buy the book:

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Meet Dawn:
For over twenty years God has graciously used Dawn to touch the lives of people through her affecting personal testimony, her humor, and her writing. Dawn’s past challenges have deepened and enriched her ministry; enabling her to truly understand and relate to what others are going through.
Dawn is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. She has served in various capacities including Executive Team Pastor, Small Groups Pastor, and Woman’s Ministry Director. Dawn travels Nation-wide speaking, training and consulting.
Find out more about Dawn Scott at http://www.dawnjones.org/.

CFBA Presents “Proof” by Jordyn Redwood

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingProofKregel Publications (June 1, 2012)byJordyn Redwood

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jordyn Redwood has served patients and their families for nearly twenty years and currently works as a pediatric ER nurse. As a self-professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing. Her love of teaching developed early and she was among the youngest CPR instructors for the American Red Cross at the age of seventeen. Since then, she has continued to teach advanced resuscitation classes to participants ranging from first responders to MD’s.

Her discovery that she also had a fondness for answering medical questions for authors led to the creation of Redwood’s Medical Edge at http://jordynredwood.com/. This blog is devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction.

Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters, and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting, and cross-stitching.
ABOUT THE BOOK

About the book!

Dr. Lilly Reeves is a young, accomplished ER physician with her whole life ahead of her. But that life instantly changes when she becomes the fifth victim of a serial rapist. Believing it’s the only way to recover her reputation and secure peace for herself, Lilly sets out to find–and punish–her assailant. Sporting a mysterious tattoo and unusually colored eyes, the rapist should be easy to identify. He even leaves what police would consider solid evidence. But when Lilly believes she has found him, DNA testing clears him as a suspect. How can she prove he is guilty, if science says he is not?

 

MY THOUGHTS

I really enjoy medical fiction, and I was amazed that this was the author’s debut novel. With the mystery and suspense, twists and turns in this book, readers will keep their eyes glued to the pages until the end. I certainly didn’t want to put this book down after I started reading it. I really like Dr. Lilly, and felt so bad for her as she tries to clear her name and reputation on her own…but Lilly has spunk and she’s not about to let the rapist go free.

I strongly encourage readers to grab a copy of this wonderful book for your enjoyment. And if you like medical, suspense, mystery, thrillers….well this is a must read for you! I an sure looking forward to more from this new author.

This book was provided by CFBA for me to read and review. The opinions in this review are mine only!

 

Endorsements:

“Jordyn Redwood makes quite a splash with her debut novel. PROOF is a hard-edged mix of medical thriller and crime chiller that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go until the end. This one will keep you up way past your bedtime.”

—Rick Acker, best-selling author of When the Devil Whistles

“From the very first chapter, the first page even, Jordyn Redwood pulls the reader into a story that won’t let go. PROOF is proof enough for me that Jordyn is the real deal: an author who knows how to weave a tight story, write descriptive, authentic prose, and deal with some pretty hefty issues. I’m a fan!”

—Mike Dellosso, author of Frantic and Rearview (a 7 Hours story)

“Debut novelist Jordyn Redwood has used her experience as an ER and ICU nurse to craft a blend of medical thriller and police procedural with twists and turns to keep fans of either genre turning pages.”

—Richard L. Mabry, MD, author of Lethal Remedy and the Prescription for Trouble series

“A rollercoaster of a story. Jordyn Redwood’s PROOF has everything you could want in a thriller—believable characters, a villain who makes your skin crawl, a touch of humor, and a twisting plot—all bound by fascinating medical and scientific details. What a fabulous debut!”

—Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of the Wings of Glory series

“Jordyn Redwood may be new on the scene, but she writes like a seasoned pro. PROOF is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time with well-drawn characters including a villain I despised and a hero and heroine I rooted for. I thought I would just take a peek at the first chapter and finish the story later. I thought wrong. I read late into the night, lost sleep, and put off my own writing to finish this book. I’m eagerly awaiting Jordyn’s second book and will be first in line to purchase it the day it releases.”

—Lynnette Eason, best-selling author of The Women of Justice series

“I love a great medical thriller and I’m glad to add another author to my list. Jordyn Redwood writes like the medical insider she is. A gripping tale laced with realism, sleep-robbing excitement, and something every reader loves: hope.”

—Harry Kraus, MD, best-selling author of The Six-Liter Club

PROOF by Jordyn Redwood is a gripping medical thriller written with vivid detail from an author who knows her subject firsthand. A serial rapist is at large in the town—in the hospital, even? Can Lilly trust anyone? Even her closest friend? And just when you think you can relax, the stakes get even higher.”

—Donna Fletcher Crow, author of The Monastery Murders

“Jordyn Redwood’s debut novel is a page-turner with an ingenious premise and solid Christian values. A satisfying read.”

—Frank J. Edwards, Medical Director, Delphi Emergency Physicians,

author of the medical thriller Final Mercy

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

GOD KNOWS YOUR NAME…….

God Knows Your Name Cover  KREGEL BOOK TOUR
GOD KNOWS YOUR NAME

By….Catherine Campbell

 

About the Book

For many people the idea that God likes us as individuals, just as we  are, is often an unfamiliar concept, while rejection–by a partner,  one’s parents, an employer, or friends–is a fact of life.

This book encourages readers to embrace the truth of a personal God with whom we do not need to struggle to gain recognition, a God who intervenes and acts on our behalf, a God who knows our names!

Each of the six chapters contains two stories dealing with situations of  rejection. The first story concerns an individual from the Bible,  explaining how God stepped in to change his or her situation, thus  revealing how important the individual was to him.

 

The second, connecting story tells of a present day individual in  similar circumstances and how God again positively intervened. These are  true stories, using carefully researched material for authenticity and  accuracy, and told with remarkable power and conviction.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Are you feeling lost and lonely, thinking no one care about you? In Catherine Campbell’s book “God Knows Your Name,” you will find out that you are never alone, that God is always with you, no matter what. Even in those times that it feels like no one is anywhere around, God is there with you, helping you though the difficult times.

 

This is one of those books that give you a boost after you read it. It is uplifting, interesting, encouraging, giving you hope where there is none. In the six chapters, Nameless, Hopeless, Worthless, Helpless, Powerless and Loveless, the author gives the reader stories that will keep you reading, because you want to here how they ended, and the encouragement these stories give.

 

Catherine Campbell is a wonderful author and storyteller, giving her readers encouragement that we can have the hope that God Knows Our Name, and He is with us, no matter the difficulty we go through. He never leaves us or forsakes us. I highly encourage you to read this book for yourself. And if you are living a lonely, discouraged and hopeless life, this book is a great book for you to read to realize that God loves you and wants to help you.

 

 

About the Author: Catherine Campbell is a nurse and midwife, based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, who writes for the Nursing Times as well as Women Alive, Parentwise and others. She is a popular speaker with an increasing following.

Hot Button Series by Nicole O’Dell

Hot Button Series

By: Nicole O’Dell

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ABOUT THIS SERIES

Hot Buttons books 300x300 Nicole ODell: On Hot ButtonsFrom drugs to bullying, from internet activity to dating, Hot Button issues have saturated youth culture . . . and may have challenged your teen. This accessible, quick-reference series is a practical guide for discussing these Hot Buttons with your child, before the issues becomes a problem.

HOT BUTTONS is group of uniquely packaged parenting resources that discuss the “hot button issues” teens face today. These accessible, quick reference books come in a 6×6 square trim and offer parents a practical way to discuss the hot buttons with their tweens and teens, before the issues become a problem. In addition to the scenarios, the books each offer warning signs and recommendations for each issue discussed.

Why did you start this series? I was searching for ways to lead my children to make good decisions and decided it would be far better to talk to them proactively about issues they would one day face, than it would be to wait until they were buried under poor choices. I believed it would be easier to control the way they perceived the information and easier to help them see and understand the consequences of poor decisions if they could look at it objectively, without the added stress of peer pressure and other outside influences. This relaxed and safe way of approaching the issues has been invaluable in preparing my own kids for the pressure they’d soon face, and the added benefit of honest discussion, a quality too often missing in parent-teen relationships has brought us closer together.

When and where can I get the Hot Buttons books? The first four editions of the Hot Button series release in 2012, with Kregel Publications, and cover issues like dating, internet activity, addictions, and sexuality. Future editions will tackle addiction, friendship, identity issues, and more.

I had the privilege of reading and reviewing two of the Hot Button Series books, The Dating Edition and The Internet Edition. I was amazed at the wealth of information I found in both of these little books. Nicole O’Dell gives teens and tweens a series of books that will help in making difficult decisions on each of the subjects in these books.

 

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MY THOUGTS ON THESE BOOKS!

 

In the Internet Edition, Nicole talks about Internet activity, social networking, sharing files with others, internet porn and predators. And she also gives help to parents on how to protect your child, and know what your child is looking at on the web. And she goes to the scripture and shares what that Bible teaches, and how young people should act as the use the Internet.

 

 

 

In the Dating Edition, the author uses the same outline, only talks about dating starting with the early boy-girl relationship. She hits on whether or not to date, missionary dating, physical attraction and violence and abuse in dating. And again, talks about protective procedures, uses scripture and the Armor of God and Strategic Scenarios for both parents and teens.

 

I have to say I was very impressed with the two books I read in this Series. One really special thing about the series is that is gives parents and teens a chance to talk about these difficult subjects. With a study guide at the end of each book, the questions are already there for discussion, making it much easier on both the young person and their parents.

 

I highly recommend this series to anyone who has children. They are written for tween/teens, depending on the subject, but if you have younger children, they will be this age before you know it, so grab a copy of these books for your home library. You may be surprised the impact these books will have on your family.

 

I received these books free from Kregel Publishing. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here are my own.

A Darkly Hidden Truth: The Monastery Murders, Book 2 by Donna Fletcher Crow

A Darkly Hidden Truth: The Monastery Murders, Book 2

by Donna Fletcher Crow

 

About the Book:

Felicity Howard, a young American studying for the Anglican priesthood at the College of the Transfiguration in Yorkshire, has to learn more about church history if she and Father Antony are going to unravel their second mystery. Past and present mix as the words of Julian of Norwich and the arcane rights of the Knights of St. John of Malta lead to a present-day killer. And as the friendship grows between Antony and Felicity, will Felicity choose a life dedicated to God as a nun or one with Antony?

$14.99

978-0-85721-050-0

Paperback

384 pages

Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5

Publisher: Monarch Books,

 distributed by Kregel Publications

Publication: January 2012

 

My Thoughts on this Book!

I didn’t read the first book in this series but that was ok, the author gives enough background that this can be easily read as a stand alone. This one start with Felicity wanting to become a nun, but this was like an impulsive decision, so she was talked into checking out the convents to see what she really thought about it. Felicity is a fun, happy person, not being afraid of changes in her life, and she didn’t mind taking a dare either. Like in the beginning when she dressed as a boy to go check out the new murder so her fathers paper would have first dabs at it. Her character just makes the book fun and interesting to read. I kept reading because I really wanted to find out what would happen to her. Felicity’s journey though this book was so full of adventure you will not want to put it down!

This was my first book by the author. With her inventing creative, interesting and likeable  characters, and with the unique history of the churches, along with the mystery and suspence, she writes a wonderful historical story that will stay with you for a while. I don’t like giving too much away, but you will love the story of Felicity and her adventurous journey.

I received this book free from Kregel Publishing. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here are my own.

About the Author:

Donna Fletcher Crow is author of more than thirty-five novels. She has twice won first place in the Historical Fiction category from the National Association of Press Women, and has also been a finalist for “Best Inspirational Novel” from the Romance Writers of America. She is a member of The Arts Centre Group, and Sisters in Crime.

www.donnafletchercrow.com

Straight to the Heart Series by Phil Moore…Kregel Publishers

Straight to the Heart Series by Phil Moore

About the Series: Straight to the Heart is a series of devotional commentaries for those who appreciate the insights and sound research found in commentaries but find scholarly writing dry and lacking in personal application. The Straight to the Heart series does not cover the whole text, but focuses on key sections that communicate the main themes of each book. Although the tone is light, the text is full of useful application and backed by substantial scholarship. Its clear, thought-provoking insights will feed both mind and soul.

MY Thoughts on this Book!

Straight to the Heart Series   Phil Moore…Book of Acts

This book starts out with 2 bite size chapters, one introducing the reader to the Straight to the heart series, and the second introducing ordinary people to an extraordinary God. Followed by 58 bite size chapters taken from the book of Acts. I first thought this was a commentary on the book of Acts, but it is more like a devotional, but it’s actually much more and much deeper than a devotional. It would make a wonderful Bible study for yourself, or any number of groups. There are footnotes and references at the bottom of each page to futher your study too!

A few short chapter topics you will find here are: Prayer which moves God; The Promise; Starting Points; Betty Zane; When the Past Becomes a Problem; Job Decription; and several of my favorites are Paul’s First and Second Missionary Journies and Paul’s Journey to Rome.

There are so many Bible Studies, and Devotionals out today that are good, but I would rate this one as top of the line. The chapters are written in a way for you to have a short study, or  to go futher and deeper into the Book of the Bible. I highly recommend Phil Moore’s book on Acts to see for yourself what it is like. You will not be disappointed. After reading this one, I want more  books in this series for myself.

This book was provided by Kregel Publishers for me to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here are mine only.

Go HERE to see other books in this series.

For more information about the Straight to the Heart series,

please go to   www.philmoorebooks.com

$14.99 each

Genesis: 978-0-85721-001-1

Moses: 978-0-85721-056-2

Matthew: 978-1-85424-988-3

Acts: 978-1-85424-989-0

1&2 Corinthians: 978-0-85721-002-9

Romans: 978-0-85721-057-9

Revelation: 978-1-85424-990-6

Paperback…..Publisher: Monarch Books,……distributed by Kregel Publications

 

“Phil Moore has served us magnificently.” Terry Virgo

 

“Most commentaries are dull. These are alive. Most commentaries are for scholars. These are for you!” Michael Green

“Think of these books as the Bible’s message distilled for everyone.” Adrian Warnock

About the Author: Phil Moore leads a thriving church in Wimbledon, London. After graduating from Cambridge University, Phil spent time on the mission field and then in the business world. He has devoted many years to the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, and he brings them to life in the language of today in the Straight to the Heart series. http://www.philmoorebooks.com

 

Kregel Blog Tour: Unhallowed Ground: by Mel Starr

Unhallowed Ground:

The Fourth Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon

by Mel Starr

About the Book: Another brilliant slice of medieval crime fiction

The fourth adventure of Hugh de Singleton, medieval surgeon and detective, finds Hugh investigating what seems to be a suicide of one of the town’s scoundrels and his longtime enemy. Though at first reluctant to pursue a mystery that no one else sees, Hugh and and his new wife Kate set out from the town of Bampton only to follow the clues back in order to discover which of their friends committed the murder.

My Thoughts on this book!

This was my first book in this series so I had fun figuring out some of the words, which I thought was neat. Maybe because some of my family no longer with us used some of the same words? And Hugh’s herbal medicines would interested a lot of people today, I wonder myself if some of these remedies will work just as well as prescription medicines.

I felt bad that Hugh was on his own thinking that someone else murdered old atte Bridge, instead of him taking his own life. Well except Hugh’s new wife that is. I enjoyed the love, and trust of this couple, and the dependence they had for each other. At least Hugh knew he could talk to his wife about his feelings about the murder when he didn’t have anyone else to talk with.

This is a well written book set in this small town with characters that you grow to love and enjoy, some so humble, and some not so humble. Leaning about the 1366 culture was interesting, and I wouldn’t a lot of people today love their primitive living. I really enjoyed this author’s writing. As you read the book, you will see his own thoughts about different situations through the character Hugh. And Hugh and Kate is just a couple we all want living in our neighborhood!

I recommend this book to anyone that likes historical fiction, or really anyone that just likes a good read! Grab a copy to read and enjoy for yourself!

I received this book from Kregel Publications to participate in their blog tour. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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About the Author

Mel R. Starr

Short Biography: Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, MI, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren. 

Kregel Blog Tour ….Refuge on Crescent Hill By: Melanie Dobson

Welcome to Kregel Blog Tour

Refuge on Crescent Hill

By: Melanie Dobson

Price: $13.99
ISBN:  978-0-8254-2590-5
Format: Paperback
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-8254-8934-1
Format: EPUB

Book Blurb

Moving home after a recent job loss was supposed to reassure Camden Bristow and give her time to decide what to do next. But when she arrives in Etherton, Ohio, she discovers that her grandmother, who she hasn’t talked to in years, has passed away and “home” is an empty mansion 150 years old. Not exactly the comfort Camden was looking for. What happened to the house she played in as a child, the bedtime stories that told of secret passageways and runaway slaves, and all those family memories?When antiques start disappearing and footsteps are heard, some of those memories start to creep back and Camden wonders if her grandmother’s bedtime stories might actually be true. What really happened here . . . at Crescent Hill? How was her grandmother involved? Who still has access to the house? And for what purpose? As she works to uncover the past and present mysteries harbored in her home, Camden also uncovers secrets about her family that could change the town—and her life—forever. “It’s history, mystery, and treasure hunt wrapped up in one suspenseful adventure! You’ll want to keep the lights on while you read Dobson’s plot-driven story. She so skillfully sets the scene in this memory- haunting house that you’ll hear the creaks and footsteps. And whether lost or redeemed, her believable characters ring true with their genuine faults, all-too-human mistakes, and realistic ‘skeletons in the closet.'”–Fiction Editor, Christian Book Distributors.Read an Excerpt

Go HERE to read more about the book

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About Melanie Dobson
Melanie Beroth Dobson’s first novel (Together for Good) was published in 2006, and she has now authored nine contemporary and historical novels including Love Finds You in Nazareth, Pennsylvania which releases in November 2011. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. These days they are enjoying their home in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to launching her own public relations company in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of both events and products. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for more than fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel.

Jon and Melanie have two daughters — Karly (8) and Kiki (7). The entire Dobson family loves to travel and hike in both the mountains and along the cliffs above the Pacific. When Melanie isn’t writing or playing with her family, she enjoys exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, line dancing, and reading inspirational fiction.

Visit Melanie’s Website

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My Thoughts on the book posted Sat!

Being homeless and broke, when Camden Bristow decided to visit her grandmother after so many years, she didn’t know she would be just a few days too late to see her. But that is the shocking news she finds out upon returning to her grandmother’s home in Etherton, Ohio. Having nowhere else to stay, Camden stays at the Crescent Hill, but strange things started to happen. As it ended up, a lot of mysteries surrounded the home that Camden didn’t know about, thus making it pretty scary to stay there.

Alex had moved to the area trying to run from things in his life he didn’t want to think about, or others to know. He wants to help revitalize the town and he thinks buying Crescent Hill could be just what was needed, but the town council nixed that idea, and every other idea he brought before them. And as he started spending more time with Camden, they both find that they are very attracted to each other.  But with everything going on in each of their lives, could they find a way to make it work for them? And what about Crescent Hill? Who is responsible for this big ole house now?

I really enjoyed this book. I found it just a really good, enjoyable read. Issue were popping up from every direction and it seemed so mixed up it would never come to an end, but it was actually fun to read and wonder what would happen next. And it was a pager turner for me because I just didn’t want to put it down. I read it in one day! Though all of the captivating romance along with the twists and turns, the ending came together wonderfully. Thanks to the awesome writing skills to Melody Dobson.

I encourage you to grab a copy of this wonderful book. Mystery lovers will love it, and for those who like Christian fiction, you will enjoy it as well. In fact, if you like fiction, just get a copy and read it. You will not be disappointed!

This book was provided by Kregel Publishers for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.

Kregel Blog Tour THE LIBERATING TRUTH….How Jesus Empowers Women By …Danielle Strickland

THE LIBERATING TRUTH….How Jesus Empowers Women

By …Danielle Strickland

First of all, this book was nothing like I was expecting. I thought it would be like other books I have read teaching women to how to better live for the Lord. This is not the case with this book. The Liberating Truth is showing women through scripture that the author uses that a woman can be a pastor and run a church just as any man can. And what I understand she is saying is that Jesus meant for it to be the same with women and men when it comes to church leadership and pastoring a church.

The author just doesn’t convince me why she is writing this book. Is she really wanting to do God’s will, or is it leaning more toward the feminist thing she is going with. There hundreds and hundreds of Bible believing men that differ with her, and I am sorry, I believe as these men do. I can’t say that she is correct here. And Jesus being a feminist? I think she has taken this just a little too far her for me.

I’m not saying I don’t agree with women teachers such as Kay Author, Beth Moore and many others. I love hearing them teach and I feel God is really using them in their ministry but that is different than pasturing a church.

As for reading this book, that is up to you. It could be an interesting book for you to read, and if its one you like, go for it!

This book was provided by Kregel Publishers for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.

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