PUYB Presents….Healing Ruby by Jennifer H. Westall

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Title: Healing Ruby
Author: Jennifer H. Westall
Publisher: Jennifer H. Westall
Pages: 369
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Format: Hardback/Paperback/Kindle

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of thirteen, she’s already lost a younger brother to illness, and now faces

losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father’s death.

Through her pain, she’s able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, who’s mere presence at his brother’s funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor, Irwin Cass. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa’a many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the “gift,” she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far, a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again.

But faith and doubt can’t reside in the same heart, not according to her father, and doubt is Ruby’s constant companion. As she struggles to find the true meaning of faith, she’s opposed at every turn by the pastor who would see her family destroyed and a community that can’t see deeper than the color of one’s skin. Through her search for a faith that could move mountains and a true understanding of her gift, can Ruby trust in a God that may require the ultimate sacrifice?

“A fast-paced story that will leave readers wondering what’s next for Ruby Graves. This soulful, often poignant novel explores difficult subjects such as death, racism and religious hypocrisy, while still remaining hopeful. One of its greatest strengths is its cast of well-drawn secondary characters, including the…vengeful preacher who tries to thwart Ruby at every turn. Ruby’s unlikely friendship with a cast-out African-American woman and her child is a particularly bright spot in this often heavy novel.”

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

What an amazing story, and I love the setting being in the 1930’s! Ruby was a special young lady, always willing to help those in need. Ruby’s life of heartache and disappointments in life leaves her with a passion and love for people, even so far as leaving out her own needs to help others. I love the feisty and determined spirit Ruby has in this book, and I appreciate the author sharing the faith that was so strong and evident in Ruby’s life.

This is my first book by Jennifer H. Westall, and one I thoroughly enjoyed! The characters were well created and developed so well as the story unfolds. I found myself wrapped up in the middle of the characters several times as I was reading. Healing Ruby will have you sitting on edge because you want to finish the book to see what happens! Since I don’t like giving away a lot of the book, I’ll not go into details about it, but I will say that it is full of twists and turns that make the story fun and interesting. I am really looking forward to more books for this author! I want to encourage you to pick up your copy of Healing Ruby for many hours of enjoyment and fun entertainment!

I received this book from PUYB 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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PUYB Presents…..Breath of Spring by Charlotte Hubbard

PUYB Presents…..

Breath of Spring

by Charlotte Hubbard

 

Breath of Spring 1Title: Breath of Spring
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 352
Genre: Amish Romance/Inspirational

As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious that she’s has taken her five siblings to live with her. She’s never been truly at home in her faith…or believing in herself. And Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she’s gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor Adam Wagler has been steadfast and unshakable, helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn’t think of someone so lost as more than a friend. Believing she is unworthy because of her doubts, Annie Mae will find, in a moment of surprising revelation, that God can work impossible miracles—and that love makes all things new.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Breath of Spring is a refreshing book four in the Seasons of the Heart Series. It is nice reading about spring in an Amish community, and this little community in Willow Ridge was a calming place to be. But despite the spring feeling, Annie Mae has her hands full, since her mom passed away and her dad left, she was now mom to her siblings. And forget about getting married because no one would want a young 17 year old with a house full of kids, right?

I enjoy Charlotte Hubbard’s books so much, and this has been a most pleasant series to read. This is Annie Mae Knepp’s story. After starting work at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Cafe’, Annie Mae met Adam Wagler, and they begin to share each other’s secrets, but one thing Annie Mae didn’t need was romance. But they kept talking, and growing closer. And author Charlotte Hubbard weaves a story together dealing with the difficult struggles with these two young people that will warm your heart. I love Ms. Hubbard’s writing, and each book she writes is full of detail and vivid scenes that so clearly share her story. The characters are well developed throughout the story, and I really learned to love them. I’m not sure if there are more books in this series, but I would love to keep reading about the Willow Ridge Amish. As you can see through reading about this group of Amish, they are plain people but not perfect, and their life shows difficulty just as anyone’s does. Ms. Hubbard does an awesome job of weaving the good and the bad together, and bringing God’s love and redemption throughout the story to make their lives more smooth running!  I highly recommend this book to those who love a good, clean Amish story! You will love this one.

That said, I highly recommend this book, and especially to anyone who enjoys war stories or WWII historical stories. You will find yourself loving this one! I received this book from PUYB  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

I’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county highways make a wonderful setting for Plain populations—and for stories about them, too! While Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned businesses that support their families.

Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my Seasons of the Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans, tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home for more than twenty years.

Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my Home at Cedar Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I love to travel.

I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie, Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.

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PUYB Presents….Simple Faith by Anna Schmidt

PUYB Presents….

Simple Faith by Anna Schmidt

 

 

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Author: Anna Schmidt
Publisher: Shiloh Press (Barbour)
Pages: App. 300
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Format: Paperback/Kindle

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After losing her beloved husband and daughter and surviving Hitler’s Sobibor death camp, Quaker widow Anja Steinberg dedicates her life to helping others and keeping her son safe. As a member of the resistance, she helps displaced Allied airmen get back to their units in England. The journey is rigorous and filled with danger and there is no time for romance. Anja knows that Mikel, her fellow resistance worker, loves her. He would make a good husband and father for her son, but she doesn’t share his feelings. Is friendship enough? Then American Peter Trent parachutes into her life. She must face facts—her heart did not die with her late husband and true love could be hers again. But marrying Mikel may be the only way she can save Peter.

Discuss this book in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This story takes place in 1943 Europe during WWII and is the second book in The Peacemakers Series by Anna Schmidt. And I could understand the story better by reading the first book, All God’s Children, because I was familiar with the characters and the setting. Anji and her son are dedicated to helping others after Anji’s husband and daughter was killed as a result of the war. Their journey was a dangerous one and Anji’s main task it to make sure her son is safe. Will difficult situations hinder her from taking care of her son’s safety?

Just as the first book, Simple Faith is filled with historical facts during WWII throughout this story. There were a lot of difficult scenes to read because of the nature of the war situations, but Ms. Schmidt kept my attention with the details of the setting and her awesome vivid imagination. I find it so interesting to read stories during the WWII era because I get a real insight about how difficult life was during those years. The characters are realistic and it just seems as though it is all real. The reading about Hitler’s death camp, and the hardships and struggles those living during that time had to face was heart-wrenching! It was all so horrible, I can’t even imagine how horrible it was. My father in law fought in this war, and what he saw was so bad that he couldn’t talk about it to anyone. I guess those who survived didn’t want to think about it. I appreciate Ms. Schmidt writing this series so we can learn more about this time in our history.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anna Schmidt is a three-time finalist for the coveted RITA award presented annually by Romance Writers of America. Her novel A SISTER’S FORGIVENESS gives Anna her fourth finalist honor for the Reviewers’ Choice Awards from Romantic Times magazine. She has won that award twice before.

Anna is the author of over twenty-five works of historical and contemporary fiction including her most recent series—THE PEACEMAKERS – set in World War II.  All God’s Children was released last fall and tells the story of Beth—an American Quaker trapped in Nazi Germany where she finds herself fall in love with Josef—a young German medical student who is determined to save his beloved homeland from Hitler’s oppressive regime. Publisher’s Weekly had high praise for the novel noting that “The activities of the White Rose resistance group, as well as the prisoner uprising at the Sobibor concentration camp, are more than simple historical context. Schmidt seamlessly integrates these actual events, and the courageous real-life individuals who fought against Hitler’s regime, with her fictional characters and their story, to produce a strong tale of hope and love in the face of insurmountable obstacles.”

Her current release is the inspirational historical romance, Simple Faith.

Visit her website at www.booksbyanna.com or her blog at www.booksbyanna.wordpress.com.

 

 

MARY ELIZABETH THE SPOTLESS COW

MARY ELIZABETH

THE SPOTLESS COW 

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The story of Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her.

While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm.

This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime can build friendships.

When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.

Watch the Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow video trailer at http://youtu.be/72fOn1tEbDM

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

I really love this sweet little cow book for children. We have always either lived on a farm or near a farm, so cows have always be a part of our lives. Mary Elizabeth was a very special cow, and she was different from all of the others because she was spotless. But no one really liked Mary Elizabeth when she didn’t have spots, it wasn’t until she suddenly had spots that the others liked her. But this was not right. Her pals should like her for who she is and not what she looks like.

I like the valuable lesson taught here with this story. The Children will learn from this book that it is ok to be different. If someone loves you only when you are just like everyone else, then they are the ones that are wrong. We should love everyone, regardless of who they are or what they look like, and I appreciate a book such as Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow that teaches children this valuable truth. And using a cow is a fantastic idea. The characters were adorable, and its easy for kids to fall in love with them. I know your child will love this book, just as much as my nieces and nephews did.

I received this book from PUYB 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 SALVATORE “SAL” BARBERA

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Sal is the author and illustrator of “A Sweetles Dream”® book series. As the Creative Director for Hartman-Barbera llc, a family media & entertainment company, he is also an animator, sculptor, painter and all around fun guy. Sal lives the phrase: “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. To that end, he uses his writing, illustrating and animation skills to create endearing characters and comedic stories.

Sal’s sense of humor and empathy for his characters explore personal and social situations in ways that makes it enjoyable for both adults and children to experience together. Born in New York City, Sal moved to North Bergen, NJ where he grew up on a steep hillside neighborhood with his four older sisters. He currently lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and artistic partner, Sheri, who he defines as his inspiration. On any given day Sal might be painting, sculpting, drawing, animating, writing or enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: cooking, television, movies and golf.

Visit Sal Barbera’s website at www.salbarbera.com.

 

PUYB presents…..Amanda Weds A Good Man By Naomi King

Amanda Weds A Good Man

By Naomi King

Amanda Weds a Good Man

ABOUT AMANDA WEDS A GOOD MAN

Amanda Lambright loves Wyman Brubaker, and after four years as a single mother, she is grateful for his support and for this new chance at happiness as his wife. She’s confident that their children will get along just fine. But once Amanda’s clan moves into Wyman’s home, the tight quarters and Wyman’s reluctance to make changes to accommodate Amanda cause friction. The older kids are squabbling. The little ones are frequently in tears. Tiny Alice Ann isn’t speaking at all. Amanda and Wyman can’t find any privacy. And Amanda wonders if she’ll ever have a chance to pursue the pottery making that means so much to her.

Amanda believes that family lies at the center of any well-lived Amish life. Can she find the wisdom to guide the reluctant members of her new extended family toward the love that will bind them together?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Amanda Lambright and Wyman Brubaker have both lost a spouse and now they are getting married. This will make for a very big family when the two families weave together. I kind of felt sorry for Amanda because she has her work cut out for her taking on 5 kids to raise, 5 kids that haven’t had a mom around for a while to teach them. And then there was Wayman that expected Amanda to move right into his house, with his children and everything of his dead wife’s. He didn’t even want her to keep up her ceramics she loved so well. He just wanted her to leave her old life, and everything with it and join his. I really don’t know if I could have accomplished this. I would have to say if I stay, her furniture goes! So, what would happen to Amanda? Could she live the life her new husband wants her to live. This and all of the other answers is in Naomi King’s new book, Amanda Weds a Good Man. Run on out and pick up your copy. You really do not want to miss this one!

I received this book from PUYB 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 NAOMI KING

Charlotte-HubbardI’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county highways make a wonderful setting for Plain populations—and for stories about them, too! While Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned businesses that support their families.

Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my Seasons of the Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans, tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home for more than twenty years.

Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my Home at Cedar Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I love to travel.

I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie, Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.

You can visit her website at www.NaomiKingAuthor.com

PUYB Presents….Sarah Renee and her YA Book DASH

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 Today we are looking at Sarah Renee’s book DASH. Dash is the second book in The Saderia Series. Scroll down for more information on the books in this really awesome series!

 Dash-Cover-2Synopsis of Book 2: Dash

Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn’t sure what to do.

Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia’s life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her. (426 pages)

Sarah Renée has loved writing from an early age. She has been writing short stories since the age of 4, and at the age of 10, she came up with the idea for The Tiger Princess. She wrote the novel when she was 12. She is fascinated with wild animals and the wild world outside her home, and has an obvious great love of tigers. She enjoys spending time with her cats, reading, drawing, and playing her violin when she is not writing. In her free time, she is constantly daydreaming about her many characters, creating new ones, and coming up with interesting adventure story ideas. She is now 17 years old.

Visit Sarah Renée’s website at www.thetigerprincess.com

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Dash is a orphaned dark lion who lives in the cold winter forest. Dash has a dark secret that he cannot tell anyone. He was afraid of what other animals would think of him if he told. Then Dash meets Saderia, the Tiger Princess, and as they started getting to know each other, Saderia could tell that Dash has a long dark secret that plaqued his life. And this is where the excitement and adventurous journey begins.

DASH is a really cute book for the younger generation to read! Well, even I enjoyed it, so its  really an enjoyable book for anyone to read! I felt so sorry for Dash because he was dealing with things that he was afraid to tell anyone. And then came Saderia, an adorable character from the first book in this series. Dash and Saderia became friends, but they sometimes their situations were not so easy, and I found myself cheering these two adorable animals on, because I wanted to see them both free and happy. This book teaches the valuable lessons of determination and not giving up, friendship and acceptance of others. Sarah Renee is a wonderful author and tells amazing stories that young people everywhere will enjoy and adore. I really want to encourage you to pick up a copy of Dash, The Tiger Princes, and the other books in Sarah Renee’s awesome series. You will fall in love with these adorable animal friends.

I received this book from PUYB 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 SADERIA SERIES

The Tiger Princess Cover 1The Tiger Princess (Book 1)

Ten years ago, a devastating fire took the lives of Queen Karenisha and King Makero, leaving a young Princess Saderia orphaned. 

Nobody knows how the fire started, but it ignited quickly. Too quickly.

In ten years, the truth has never been discovered…

Saderia is a curious 10-year-old tiger Princess. Her Aunt Cia and Uncle Jash have taken over the duties of Queen and King and have raised Saderia since her parents disappeared in a mysterious fire. Saderia’s aunt and uncle don’t understand the sassy, adventurous tiger, which she resents.

At night, though, Saderia is haunted by dark nightmares about the fire – eerie, cryptic dreams that push her to start investigating her parents’ disappearance. As she uncovers strange clues, she soon becomes desperate to know the truth. Could her parents have been murdered? On a quest to uncover the truth about her parents’ disappearance, she soon realizes her forest has many other mysteries when she discovers a dangerous, ancient royal secret regarding her oldest ancestors – a secret that will change not only her life, but the lives of everyone around her.

Saderia doesn’t know who or what to trust, but she is desperate to uncover the secrets of the past. She will do whatever it takes to find the truth.

 

The Tiger Princess on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Princess-Sarah-Renee/dp/0615321267/

E-book on Amazon:

The Tiger Princess: http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Princess-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B004W3L5DM/

The Tiger Princess on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-princess-sarah-renee/1101714708

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-tiger-princess/id550857596

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Dash (Book 2) 

“His parents are gone. He lives in the woods…”

Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn’t sure what to do.

Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia’s life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her.

Saderia starts having Dreams again, but even though she knows what they are, she still doesn’t understand them. At the same time, she struggles to accept the prophecy she learned about in her ancestor’s tomb. But why do her Dreams and her instinct always direct her toward the dark lion who seems to fear her?

As the two animals get to know each other, Saderia wonders if Dash is hiding something, while Dash realizes that it is much harder to keep secrets from friends.

 

Dash on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dash-Sarah-Ren%C3%A9e/dp/1451582250/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dash-Saderia-Book-2-ebook/dp/B0055F5P0U/

Dash on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dash-sarah-ren-e/1103524592

 


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One year ago, a young dingo was murdered for her beliefs. The murderer was never punished. One year later, the killer seeks a new target…

Dingo is a kind-hearted but bitter canine living in a brutal society in a merciless desert. Hated and tortured by his brother and the cruel dingoes that control his pack, Dingo’s only thought is of survival. Yet memories of his slain sister plague him as he desperately tries to stay alive.

While Dingo tries to overcome the cruelty in the desert, Saderia faces her own problems at home in the forest. When a new foe begins terrorizing the forest, she and Dash must face the fact that their only hope for survival may mean leaving the forest. Forever. Faced with a choice between life and death, Saderia and Dash embark on a life-changing journey to save the kingdom.

With miles of unforgiving desert to cross, Saderia must be strong. But when she and Dash wind up lost, who will save them? As Dingo struggles to escape the cruelty of his brother, Saderia and Dash struggle to survive. When the three animals cross paths, no one is sure what to think.

In the end, Saderia must fight her way home, while Dingo must decide which is more important—saving the tiger that reminds him so much of his sister…or his own survival?

 

Hunted Home on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-Home-Sarah-Renee/dp/1463541597/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-Home-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B004W3L5EG/

Hunted Home on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hunted-home-sarah-renee/1102959712

 

Enchanted Home (Book 4) Enchanted Home Cover4

One year ago, a fire destroyed a mysterious forest.
A young animal was framed by the Emperor himself.
Living as an outlaw, he struggles to uncover the real story…

Jeb is a kind but fearful creature living in an underground Spring with dangerous outlaws. With only his parents and a mysterious outlaw named Secka to protect him, Jeb struggles to uncover the truth about the fire he was framed for. When strange creatures invade their home, though, he is forced to focus on driving them out. But as he learns more about the creatures and the fire, he wonders who the real enemy is.

Meanwhile, Saderia finds herself in a strange forest. Disasters plague the forest and weird plants cover the land. On top of everything else, an unknown enemy is sabotaging the royal family. While trying to cope, Saderia begins to doubt herself. After leaving Dingo behind in the desert, she starts to lose faith in her Dream sense. But is Dingo truly gone? And when her best friend finds himself seconds away from death, will she be able to trust her instincts to save him?

While Saderia and Dash struggle to save the kingdom, Jeb searches for the truth. When their paths meet, they have even more questions. Will they uncover the secret of the forest or die trying?

 

Enchanted Home on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Home-Sarah-Renee/dp/1477453369/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Home-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B0088OXYLM/

Enchanted Home on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/enchanted-home-sarah-renee/1111100374

 


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War is brewing…

At long last, Saderia returns to her home. But with a missing Queen and an entire forest to rebuild, her homecoming is tainted with worry. Soon, she is forced to leave on a desperate quest to find her mother before it’s too late.

Saderia’s forest is not the only land in trouble, though. A cruel tyrant named Rock has taken control of the dingo pack, creating turmoil in the desert. As Saderia searches for her mother, she stumbles upon hundreds of outcasts in the desert. With legions of enemies thirsting for their blood, the outcasts are desperate for help. But will helping the exiled dingoes mean dragging the forest into war?

While Saderia struggles to help the outcasts, Dash finds himself dreaming of an eerie clearing. A mysterious enemy from the past begins visiting him under the guise of helping him. But whose side is he really on? And when war breaks out, whose side will Dash choose?

As the threat of war looms on the horizon, Saderia tries to do what’s right, Dash plots in the shadows to win the war, and Dingo struggles to find a way to save the outcasts.

Battles are waged, dangerous plots are formed, enemies become allies…and in the end, nothing is the same…

 

Rock Bottom on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Saderia-Series-Volume/dp/1484840321/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B00CMHGYPY/

Rock Bottom on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-bottom-sarah-renee/1115238474

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ABOUT SARAH RENÉE

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Sarah Renée has loved writing from an early age. She has been writing short stories since the age of 4, and at the age of 10, she came up with the idea for The Tiger Princess. She wrote the novel when she was 12. She is fascinated with wild animals and the wild world outside her home, and has an obvious great love of tigers. She enjoys spending time with her cats, reading, drawing, and playing her violin when she is not writing. In her free time, she is constantly daydreaming about her many characters, creating new ones, and coming up with interesting adventure story ideas. She is now 17 years old.

Visit Sarah Renée’s website atwww.thetigerprincess.com or her blog athttp://www.thetigerprincess.com/blogsnews.html to learn more about Sarah Renée, her books, and more! You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

PUYB presents…‘The Wanderers’ Paul Stutzman

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‘The Wanderers’

by…Paul Stutzman

 

Paul StutzmanPaul Stutzman, author of the Amish Fiction THE WANDERERS is over at PUYB Virtual Book Club today to talk about his new book, the Amish way of life and to give away a copy of his book to one lucky person who leaves a question or comments.  The contest to win a free copy of his book will begin today and end on Monday, November 11.  Good luck!

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Paul Stutzman was born in Holmes County, Ohio in an Amish family. His family left the Amish lifestyle soon after Paul was born. They joined a strict Conservative Mennonite Church where Paul was raised to fear God and obey all the rules the church demanded. Paul continued to live among and mingle with his Amish friends and relatives his entire life. Paul married a Mennonite girl and remained in the Amish community working and raising a family. After Paul lost his wife to cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart- the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. With a mixture of dread and determination, Paul left his job, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the 2,176 mile Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life-and can change yours too. After completing his trek Stutzman wrote Hiking Through—a book about this life changing journey.

In the summer of 2010 Stutzman again heeded the call for adventure and pedaled his bicycle 5,000 miles across America. He began his ride at the Northwest corner of Washington State and pedaled to Key West, Florida.  On his journey across America he encounters people in all circumstances, from homelessness to rich abundance. The people he meets touch his life profoundly. Stutzman writes about these encounters in his book Biking Across America.

Recently Stutzman released his first novel entitled The WanderersThe Wanderers is a story about Johnny, a young Amish boy growing up in a culture he is not sure he wants to embrace. A young Amish girl named Annie wins his heart and life is great for a time. Entwined with Johnny and Annie’s story is the allegory of two Monarch butterflies, worms who have been transformed into amazing creatures specially chosen to carry out the miracle of the fourth generation. They, too, must undertake a long journey before they finally find home.

The Wanderers 7In addition to writing, he speaks to groups about his hiking and biking experiences and the lessons learned during these adventures. Stutzman resides in Berlin, Ohio and can be contacted through his website atwww.hikingthrough.com orwww.paulstutzman.com.

Stutzman resides in Berlin, Ohio and can be contacted through his website atwww.hikingthrough.com orwww.paulstutzman.com
About The Wanderers:

Everything in God’s nature, Johnny observed, did what it was created to do. Everything, that is, except the human race. Johnny was born into an Amish family, into a long line of farmers and good businessmen. He is expected to follow the traditions of family and church as he grows to adulthood. But even as a boy, he questions whether he can be satisfied with this lifestyle. He wants “more” — more education, more travel, more opportunity.

His restlessness leads him down a dangerous road where too much partying and drinking result in heartbreaking consequences. He’s adrift, and no one seems to be able to help him find his direction.
Then he meets spunky Annie, who seems pure and lovely and devoted to her God. Her past, though, holds sin and heartbreak. She was a worm, she explains, but God has transformed her into a butterfly. Johnny falls hopelessly in love; and eventually he, too, finds the power of God to transform lives.
Settling down on the family farm, he forgets about the questions and the restlessness, thinking that he is happy and at home, at last.

But in a few short hours, tragedy changes his life forever, and he is again wondering… and wandering on a very long journey.

Entwined with Johnny and Annie’s story is the allegory of two Monarch butterflies, worms who have been transformed into amazing creatures specially chosen to carry out the miracle of the fourth generation. They, too, must undertake a long journey before they finally find home.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Clearly Johnny wasn’t happy living the Amish life, he wanted more. And his hunger for life outside his Amish roots led him into a life of recklessness and destruction. Then comes Annie into his life, and shows him a love that he was searching for, as well as the God that he was searching to know.

It took me a while to get interested in this book, and the switching back and forth between the characters and butterflies was a bit confusing, especially at first. But as the story develops, though some parts were heartbreaking, I found it a story of love, redemption and salvation in our God. This is not your usual Amish love story, but one I think you will enjoy. Johnny and Annie’s story, set in an Amish community, will stay with you long after you finish reading. And it seems pretty clear that a Book 2 is coming, so be on the watch out for more from Paul Stutzman.

I received this book from PUYB 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.

PUYB Presents Sarah Renee and her Book Tiger Princess

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Ten years ago, a devastating fire took the lives of Queen Karenisha and King Makero, leaving a young Princess Saderia orphaned. 

Nobody knows how the fire started, but it ignited quickly. Too quickly.

In ten years, the truth has never been discovered…

Saderia is a curious 10-year-old tiger Princess. Her Aunt Cia and Uncle Jash have taken over the duties of Queen and King and have raised Saderia since her parents disappeared in a mysterious fire. Saderia’s aunt and uncle don’t understand the sassy, adventurous tiger, which she resents.

At night, though, Saderia is haunted by dark nightmares about the fire – eerie, cryptic dreams that push her to start investigating her parents’ disappearance. As she uncovers strange clues, she soon becomes desperate to know the truth. Could her parents have been murdered? On a quest to uncover the truth about her parents’ disappearance, she soon realizes her forest has many other mysteries when she discovers a dangerous, ancient royal secret regarding her oldest ancestors – a secret that will change not only her life, but the lives of everyone around her.

Saderia doesn’t know who or what to trust, but she is desperate to uncover the secrets of the past. She will do whatever it takes to find the truth.

The Tiger Princess on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Princess-Sarah-Renee/dp/0615321267/

E-book on Amazon:

The Tiger Princess: http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Princess-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B004W3L5DM/

The Tiger Princess on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-princess-sarah-renee/1101714708

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-tiger-princess/id550857596

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is such an adorable book, and it is a wonderful book for young girls, and for anyone who loves animals. Saderia is a tiger princess. Saderia is now living with an aunt and uncle because she lost her parents at a young age. There is a lot of emotion and tension in this book, because Saderia and her uncle and aunt didn’t see eye to eye on everthing. Saderia wanted more. I loved reading about Saderia’s life and everything she went to in order to prove herself as a tiger princess.

If you are looking for a YA book full of adventure, this book is a MUST! You will love the characters created by this wonderful young author, and the story will keep you turning the pages because this story will pull you in and just won’t let you go! And scroll below to check out the other books in this awesome series!

I received this book from PUYB 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.

NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES!

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Dash (Book 2) 

“His parents are gone. He lives in the woods…”

Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn’t sure what to do.

Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia’s life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her.

Saderia starts having Dreams again, but even though she knows what they are, she still doesn’t understand them. At the same time, she struggles to accept the prophecy she learned about in her ancestor’s tomb. But why do her Dreams and her instinct always direct her toward the dark lion who seems to fear her?

As the two animals get to know each other, Saderia wonders if Dash is hiding something, while Dash realizes that it is much harder to keep secrets from friends.

Dash on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dash-Sarah-Ren%C3%A9e/dp/1451582250/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dash-Saderia-Book-2-ebook/dp/B0055F5P0U/

Dash on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dash-sarah-ren-e/1103524592


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One year ago, a young dingo was murdered for her beliefs. The murderer was never punished. One year later, the killer seeks a new target…

Dingo is a kind-hearted but bitter canine living in a brutal society in a merciless desert. Hated and tortured by his brother and the cruel dingoes that control his pack, Dingo’s only thought is of survival. Yet memories of his slain sister plague him as he desperately tries to stay alive.

While Dingo tries to overcome the cruelty in the desert, Saderia faces her own problems at home in the forest. When a new foe begins terrorizing the forest, she and Dash must face the fact that their only hope for survival may mean leaving the forest. Forever. Faced with a choice between life and death, Saderia and Dash embark on a life-changing journey to save the kingdom.

With miles of unforgiving desert to cross, Saderia must be strong. But when she and Dash wind up lost, who will save them? As Dingo struggles to escape the cruelty of his brother, Saderia and Dash struggle to survive. When the three animals cross paths, no one is sure what to think.

In the end, Saderia must fight her way home, while Dingo must decide which is more important—saving the tiger that reminds him so much of his sister…or his own survival?

Hunted Home on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-Home-Sarah-Renee/dp/1463541597/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-Home-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B004W3L5EG/

Hunted Home on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hunted-home-sarah-renee/1102959712

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One year ago, a fire destroyed a mysterious forest.
A young animal was framed by the Emperor himself.
Living as an outlaw, he struggles to uncover the real story…

Jeb is a kind but fearful creature living in an underground Spring with dangerous outlaws. With only his parents and a mysterious outlaw named Secka to protect him, Jeb struggles to uncover the truth about the fire he was framed for. When strange creatures invade their home, though, he is forced to focus on driving them out. But as he learns more about the creatures and the fire, he wonders who the real enemy is.

Meanwhile, Saderia finds herself in a strange forest. Disasters plague the forest and weird plants cover the land. On top of everything else, an unknown enemy is sabotaging the royal family. While trying to cope, Saderia begins to doubt herself. After leaving Dingo behind in the desert, she starts to lose faith in her Dream sense. But is Dingo truly gone? And when her best friend finds himself seconds away from death, will she be able to trust her instincts to save him?

While Saderia and Dash struggle to save the kingdom, Jeb searches for the truth. When their paths meet, they have even more questions. Will they uncover the secret of the forest or die trying?

Enchanted Home on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Home-Sarah-Renee/dp/1477453369/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Home-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B0088OXYLM/

Enchanted Home on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/enchanted-home-sarah-renee/1111100374


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War is brewing…

At long last, Saderia returns to her home. But with a missing Queen and an entire forest to rebuild, her homecoming is tainted with worry. Soon, she is forced to leave on a desperate quest to find her mother before it’s too late.

Saderia’s forest is not the only land in trouble, though. A cruel tyrant named Rock has taken control of the dingo pack, creating turmoil in the desert. As Saderia searches for her mother, she stumbles upon hundreds of outcasts in the desert. With legions of enemies thirsting for their blood, the outcasts are desperate for help. But will helping the exiled dingoes mean dragging the forest into war?

While Saderia struggles to help the outcasts, Dash finds himself dreaming of an eerie clearing. A mysterious enemy from the past begins visiting him under the guise of helping him. But whose side is he really on? And when war breaks out, whose side will Dash choose?

As the threat of war looms on the horizon, Saderia tries to do what’s right, Dash plots in the shadows to win the war, and Dingo struggles to find a way to save the outcasts.

Battles are waged, dangerous plots are formed, enemies become allies…and in the end, nothing is the same…

Rock Bottom on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Saderia-Series-Volume/dp/1484840321/

E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B00CMHGYPY/

Rock Bottom on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-bottom-sarah-renee/1115238474

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ABOUT SARAH RENÉE

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Sarah Renée has loved writing from an early age. She has been writing short stories since the age of 4, and at the age of 10, she came up with the idea for The Tiger Princess. She wrote the novel when she was 12. She is fascinated with wild animals and the wild world outside her home, and has an obvious great love of tigers. She enjoys spending time with her cats, reading, drawing, and playing her violin when she is not writing. In her free time, she is constantly daydreaming about her many characters, creating new ones, and coming up with interesting adventure story ideas. She is now 17 years old.

Visit Sarah Renée’s website at www.thetigerprincess.com or her blog at http://www.thetigerprincess.com/blogsnews.html to learn more about Sarah Renée, her books, and more! You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

PUYB Presents An Amish Country Christmas by Charlotte Hubbard

PUYB Presents

An Amish Country Christmas

by Charlotte Hubbard

An Amish Country Christmas

ABOUT AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

“The Christmas Visitors”: For spirited Martha Coblentz and her twin Mary, the snow has delivered the perfect holiday and birthday present to their door—handsome brothers Nate and Bram Kanagy. But when unforeseen trouble interrupts their season’s good cheer, it will take unexpected intervention—and sudden understanding—to give all four the blessing of a lifetime.

“Kissing the Bishop”: As the New Year’s first snow settles, Nazareth Hooley and her sister Jerusalem are given a heaven-sent chance to help newly widowed Tom Hostetler tend his home. But when her hope that she and Tom can build on the caring between them seems a dream forever out of reach, Nazareth discovers that faith and love can make any miracle possible.

 

My Thoughts on this  Book

An Amish Country Christmas is two Christmas stories that introduce characters in previous books written by  Charlotte Hubbard and the pen name Naomi King. I really enjoy Amish stories, and it is especially enlightening when there is an Amish story with the setting around the Christmas Season. I have read all of King/ Hubbard’s books, and this additional story about these characters was an added blessing. But I will say that this book is awesome reading as a stand alone.

The Christmas setting was heartwarming, and the author did an amazing job of writing the scenes about how the Amish celebrate the holiday’s. The characters were believable and I loved their continued development throughout the story. I have grown to love the characters in the Cedar Creek and Willow Ridge series, and it was especially nice that a book from each of these series was published around the same time. This gave me three Hubbard/King books to read back to back! I encourage you to pick up a copy of the heartwarming book of Christmas stories to read during Christmas, and keep this one to read in the years to come! You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from PUYB 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 CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

Charlotte-HubbardI’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county highways make a wonderful setting for Plain populations—and for stories about them, too! While Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned businesses that support their families.

Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my Seasons of the Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans, tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home for more than twenty years.

Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my Home at Cedar Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I love to travel.

I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie, Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.

You can visit her website at www.CharlotteHubbard.com

PUYB Presents Winter of Wishes by Charlotte Hubbard

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ABOUT WINTER WISHES

Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of this tranquil Amish town . . .

As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her twin sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith’s shop. An ad posted by an Englischer looking for someone to help with his mother and children may offer just the companionship she’s looking for, but if she falls for the caring single father, she may risk being shunned by her community. Certain she can only wish for things she cannot have, Rhoda must remember that all things are possible with God, and nothing is stronger than the power of love.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I Loved this Amish story! Rhoda Lantz was feeling kind of left out because everyone had something going on in their life except her. But that all changed when she found an advertisement posted at a store, an ad for help taking care of children and a mom. Rhoda was very excited and answered the ad, even though it was posted by an Englischer.

I have enjoyed reading about the Lantz family, and enjoyed reading Rhoda’s story. Charlotte Hubbard has created wonderful characters for this series, and I found them all believable and realistic. I like that Ms. Hubbard weaves so many issues into the lives of these family members because that is what makes the story so believable. These problems they struggle with are things that people struggle with in every day life! I’ve grown to love the Lantz family and all those at the bakery. The little community of Willow Ridge, Missouri is heartwarming and friendly, and I would sure love to live in a place like this! I hope there are more books in this series coming! And I really want to encourage you to pick up a copy of WInter of Wishes for a few hours of enjoyment and entertainment.

I received this book from PUYB 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 CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

Charlotte-HubbardI’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county highways make a wonderful setting for Plain populations—and for stories about them, too! While Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned businesses that support their families.

Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my Seasons of the Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans, tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home for more than twenty years.

Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my Home at Cedar Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I love to travel.

I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie, Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.

You can visit her website at www.CharlotteHubbard.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2: THE RETURN OF SCROOGE by Robert J. Ellisberg

 A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2: THE RETURN OF SCROOGE

A Christmas Carol 2

Title: A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge
Genre: Holiday/Humor
Author: Robert J. Elisberg
Publisher: Third Road Press
Pages: 156
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615727573
ISBN-13: 978-0615727578

It’s five years to the day after dear old Ebenezer Scrooge has passed away and left his thriving firm to his former clerk, Bob Cratchit. However, Bob’s overly-generous benevolence with lending and charity-giving has driven the company into the ground, on the verge of bankruptcy. And so the ghost of Scrooge returns one Christmas Eve to teach Cratchit the true meaning of money, with the help of visitations of three spirits – not all of whom are happy t be there.  (It is Christmas Eve, after all, and they have other plans.) Making the swirling journey through Christmases past, present, and yet-to-be all the more of a chaotic ride for Cratchit are the dozens of characters from other Dickens novels woven throughout the story, together for the first time. God bless them, most everyone.

And it’s all augmented with footnotes of letters between Mr. Dickens and his publisher, along with notes from Dickens’s own hand and scholarly research.  At least that’s what the editor tells us, though we’re a little skeptical of his honesty.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

I think most of us have enjoyed Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol so to have an extension of this fabulous story is awesome. This book is very well written, a truly entertaining story with lots of fun while reading it. I know I really enjoyed reading Ellisberg’s A Christmas Carol 2, and even the Scrooge! Dickens fans everywhere will be running to grab this book off the shelves this Holiday Season for sure. Why not grab your copy today!

 

I received this book from PUYB 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 ROBERT J. ELISBERG

Robert J. ElisbergRobert J. Elisberg has been a commentator and contributor to such publications as the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, C/NET and E! Online, and he served on the editorial board for the Writers Guild of America. He has contributed political writing to the anthology, Clued in on Politics, 3rd edition (CQ Press).

Among his other writing, Elisberg wrote the comic novella, A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge,” which reached #2 on Amazon’s Hot List for Humor/Parody. His most recent novel is the swashbuckling adventure, The Wild Roses. He co-wrote a book on world travel. Currently, he writes a tech column for the Writers Guild of America, west. He also co-wrote the song, “Just One of the Girls” for the Showtime movie Wharf Rat, and wrote the book for the stage musical Rapunzel!.

Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University and received his MFA from UCLA, where he was twice awarded the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. Not long afterwards, Elisberg sold his screenplay, Harry Warren of the Mounties. He was on staff of the international animated series, Flute Master, and co-wrote three of the Skateboy films based on it. He also co-wrote the independent film, Yard Sale. Most recently, he wrote an adventure screenplay for Callahan Filmworks.

You can visit Robert J. Elisberg’s website at www.elisbergindustries.com.

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PUYB Presents…..The Princess Diana Conspiracy by Alan Power

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The Princess Diana ConspiracyABOUT THE PRINCESS DIANA CONSPIRACY

The Princess Diana Conspiracy is primarily a detailed investigation into the brutal murder of Diana, Princess of Wales but British democracy is also questioned. Evidence is presented that MI6 perverted the course of justice and that they murder people but also that Diana was a target “within their code”. The police are proven to have conspired, “to get their stories straight” at the inquest and there is also further disturbing evidence of other peoples’ murders that were associated with this brutal crime. We begin with a review of the details surrounding Diana’s murder and illustrate many coincidental happenings both during Diana’s life and thereafter (the plane that Richard Tomlinson, SAS/MI6 whistle-blower, was due to return to Geneva on, Swissair Flight 111 from New York where he was booked to give evidence on US television, blew up mid-air killing 227 people; the CIA had returned him on an earlier flight. Princess Caroline of Brunswick, whom George IV was ordered to marry, was taken ill on the eve of George’s coronation and died three weeks later; she claimed she had been poisoned. Her body was sent quickly back to Germany; there is clear precedence of such family behaviour). We are shown what Diana was required to tolerate and see her royal world. We then migrate onto describing how this attack took place and show, again, the amazing coincidences that made the timing of this act serendipitous to the royals e.g. Diana was murdered the very day after her decree absolute came through when she would have been free to marry Dodi Fayed. We delve deeply into the workings and testimony of the major players but especially the authorities (police and MI6) then show an enormous amount of corruption, sidestepping, (I am required to say untruths, not lies) and ridiculous testimony that no sane person could possibly accept; the court did not see fit to criticise either MI6 or the police when these revelations occurred. Please also take note of the various points I have disclosed, not previously discovered, of major comments during evidence that prove these “untruths” and the wholesale corruption. The police did not investigate the abuse of Diana prior to Paris and evidence is produced that MI6 were watching and following her around for years before the murder took place; the police did nothing and the policeman responsible for this did nothing to protect Diana either although it was supposedly his job; he couldn’t explain why. James Andanson, who was the owner of a white Fiat Uno, was found murdered with two bullet holes in his head. He had been bragging that he was in the tunnel when Diana was murdered. His good friend and well known French crime writer Frederic Dard “died” five weeks after Andanson. It is proven that he and Andanson had been engaged in writing a book together about Diana’s murder. It goes on and on. Add to this evidence that the decision to embalm Diana was taken at a “Diplomatic level” and that the paparazzi, who were incarcerated and blamed for the whole event, were prevented from attending court through “Political intervention” and the soul heads further and further into the abyss. If the paparazzi had persuaded the jury that they were first to the tunnel (Which I show they were) then this alone was proof of murder. There really is too much to tell you all during such a brief overview but the comment from one literary agent who read the book before my current agent took over was that he often felt he needed to stop frequently and come up for air. I thought that is what I was supposed to achieve; reveal the truth and let you, the people decide whether you will permit this evil act to go unpunished.

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ABOUT ALAN POWER

The author is married to Sally and has enjoyed a variety of interests including being a drama student, an official candidate of the Conservative party and owning his own company but this is his first journey into the world of writing. His hobbies are flying, pistol shooting, scuba diving and he is a past rugby football player. He has written another book about Diana that will be published later and has ideas for other subjects that will also follow. When his company suffered the ravages of internal fraud with no joy from the police due to lack of evidence and a degree of police indifference, his life changed irrevocably but now he had the time to write. When Diana was murdered Alan remembers feeling rage that such a beautiful and natural person as Diana could be used, abused and so cruelly discarded just to serve the monarchy’s needs. He considered the probability that this was a murder of convenience and monarchical survival so he began an extensive investigation into Diana’s death. Although initially unsure he would be up to this task, he persevered and now offers evidence that this murder was not conducted by rogue MI6 officers, considered as possible during the inquests, but by serving MI6 officers and with the use of military aid. This project began in 2003 and despite many attempts by others to prevent, or delay, the book’s release Alan now brings you his findings. There is first an overview of the background to this brutal act and a selection of relevant events prior to the inquests with lateral thought being applied to four million words of cross referenced inquest evidence. He delivers the most compelling and damming evidence and says that it’s important for justice to prevail if Britain still wishes to be considered a democracy.

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The Princess Diana Conspiracy Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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Monday, September 2 – Book featured at splashesofjoy

Tuesday, September 3 – Guest blogging at Bookingly Yours

Wednesday, September 4 – Book featured at Margay Leah Justice

Thursday, September 5 – Guest blogging at My Devotional Thoughts

Friday, September 6 – Book reviewed at Bookingly Yours

Friday, September 6 – Book featured at Freda’s Voice

Monday, September 9 – Book reviewed at splashesofjoy

Tuesday, September 10 – 1st chapter reveal at Authors and Readers Book Corner

Wednesday, September 11 – Book reviewed at Hanging off the Wire

Thursday, September 12 – Book review and 1st chapter reveal at Why Not? Because I Said So

Friday, September 13 – 1st chapter reveal at Psychotic State

Friday, September 13 – Guest blogging at Hanging off the Wire

Monday, September 16- Book reviewed at Psychotic State

Wednesday, September 18 – Book reviewed at Self Taught Cook

Wednesday, September 18 – 1st chapter reveal at Sarah Ballance

Thursday, September 19 – Interviewed at Review From Here

Monday, September 23 – Review, Guest blogging, and 1st chapter reveal at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Tuesday, September 24 -Book reviewed at My Cozie Corner

Wednesday, September 25 – Book review and Guest blogging at The True Book Addict

Wednesday, September 25 – 1st chapter reveal at Beth’s Book Reviews

Thursday, September 26 – Interviewed at Literal Exposure

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PUYB Presents…..Pretty is as Pretty Does…..By Debby Mayne

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Pretty Is As Pretty DoesABOUT PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES

Priscilla Slater goes to her 10-year high school reunion as a successful business woman. Even though she got rid of her mousy brown hair, swapped out her discount store wardrobe for designer clothes, and now has perfectly straight teeth, she can’t get past feeling like the ugly duckling. Her parents’ disapproval for her choice of careers—running a chain of hair salons—deepens her self-doubt. She experiences self-discovery and learns that things aren’t always as they seem.

During the reunion, one woman passes out after starving herself for the event. The class beauty queen appears to have more self-confidence than ever until her ex shows up with his new wife. The reunion organizer has taken her responsibilities to a whole new level that makes the Marines look like Boy Scouts, while her husband drinks too much and makes a fool of himself. The man she always dreamed about being with finally gives her some attention, but when she finds out more about him, she realizes he’s not worth her time. These realizations boost her self-confidence, but now she has to deal with her best friend Tim’s new feelings for her.

 

 Purchase your copy:

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | ABINGDON PRESS

 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 Debby Mayne brings us the stories of three women as they prepare for their tenth high school class reunion. Each woman has her own fears about the reunion and all it will entail. Anyone who has ever attended or decided not to attend such a reunion will relate to Trudy, Priscilla, and Laura. One woman lived up the class vote as “Most Likely to Succeed,” but not in the way her classmates may have predicted. The other two are frantic about what others will think. Laura hides her anxiety by controlling everything that will happen at the reunion, too afraid to let go and let others help. Trudy is ashamed of her divorce, and is determined to live up to her image as Homecoming Queen and Miss Piney Point even if it kills her, and it almost does. Through

Join Trudy, Priscilla and Laura as they get ready for their the year high school reunion. Each of these ladies are bringing their own past, heartaches, fears, and everything else going on with them to this reunion. And each is certainly worried about what others will think of them. Laura seems to think Priscilla has a perfect life, but can’t get along with anyone who wants to help plan the reunion, so she ends up doing most of it herself. What is really her problem anyway? And Priscilla runs a small chain of beauty salons but she’s gained weight and thinks shes too fat. Yeah right, fat in a size 8?? And Trudy Homecoming Queen and Miss Piney Point Trudy is now divorced, so what will people think of her situation?

Pretty is as Pretty Does is an awesome read from Debby Mayne. The characters are witty and believable, doing just what ladies do when facing long time friends, or in this case classmates. I really liked Tim and was really wanting Priscilla to make a go of it with him. I couldn’t put this book down once I started reading it. It is fun and enjoyable and I laughed a lot and had tears at times as well. If you are looking for a light, refreshing and fantastic read, I really want to encourage you to pick up a copy of Debby Mayne’s Pretty is as Pretty Does. You are certainly in for a read treat with this book!

 I received this book from the publisher Abingdon Press and PUYB 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

 

Debby Mayne

ABOUT DEBBY MAYNE

Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. For the past eight years, she has judged the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars fromRomantic Times Magazine, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July 2009.

Her latest book is Pretty Is As Pretty Does.

You can visit Debby Mayne’s website at www.debbymayne.com.

 

Connect & Socialize with Debby!

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PUYB Presents The Heart Stone by Sherry Kyle

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The Heart StoneABOUT THE HEART STONE

When the biological father of Jessica MacAllister’s son decides to break their custody agreement, Jessica and her son visit her Uncle George for advice and refuge…

Following a year of grief, Evelyn Sweeney is finally ready to move on. Pondering her new path in life, her mind drifts to her first love, George MacAllister…

When the lives of these two women cross, they discover that one heart-shaped ring binds their stories together. But will the results be a rekindled faith and new hope, or will it lead them both back into the darkness they’ve fought for so long?

Purchase your copy:

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When I see a Sherry Kyle book I know I am in for a good, clean, enjoyable and fun read. And this is just what The Heart Stone is! I really loved this book, I loved the story, the characters, and how Ms. Kyle handled the situations that happened in the story. Trusting God and Forgiveness plays a huge part in this story, not that forgiveness was easy, but it was necessary in order for Jessica to heal. And I really enjoyed having two romances going on at the same time, that was just a little added enjoyment for me! I think the characters were believable, at times I felt as though I was living the story with the characters, and for me that always makes the story so much more enjoyable.

Oh and Uncle George’s part in this story is heartwarming as well. How many times do we get frustrated and blame God when things are not going our way, or when difficult situations happen? George acted just as any human would when he lost his leg. But what would happen when an old flame from his younger years appears on the scene? Well you just have to read the book to find out. You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from PUYB 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 

Sherry KyleABOUT SHERRY KYLE

Sherry Kyle is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, and a minor in Bible. Sherry is also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. She currently has three books in print, her award-winning book for tween girls titled The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style all about beauty, fashion, and character, Delivered with Love, her debut contemporary novel, as well as The Heart Stone by Abingdon Press. Sherry and her husband have four children, three biological and one by adoption. She lives along the coast in central California.

You can find her on the web at: www.sherrykyle.com.

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PUYB presents…..Betrayal: Wounded Heroes Series Book 3…by Anne Patrick…plus win Amazon Gift Card!

Join Anne Patrick, author of the inspirational romantic suspense book, Betrayal: Wounded Heroes Series Book 3, as she tours the blogosphere March 18 through April 12 on her first Book Blast with Pump Up Your Book! Anne will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC/Paypal Cash to one lucky reader! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form on the participating blogs below anytime during the tour and good luck!

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BetrayalCoverArt72dpiABOUT BETRAYAL: WOUNDED HEROES BOOK 3

Drew Presley’s wife was murdered while he was serving his country in Iraq. Giving up a career he loved, he’s returned to Dauphine Island to care for his son and try to make a new life for them. The unsolved murder of his wife continues to plague him. The islanders are very protective of their own and he fears a killer is among them. The more he searches for answers though the more dangerous it becomes. Just as troublesome is his attraction to his son’s second-grade teacher.

Trudy Walsh was Nora Presley’s best friend so the bond she has with Nora’s motherless child is only normal. What troubles Trudy is the growing feelings she has for Reed’s father. How can she be so attractive to one man when Jack Diamond is all she’s ever thought about?

What secrets lie in Gianni’s Cove, and what do they have to do with Nora’s murder?

Purchase your copy:

AMAZON| BARNES & NOBLE

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Anne PatrickABOUT ANNE PATRICK

Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith, including the award winning and bestselling WOUNDED HEROES SERIES, FIRE AND ASH, and TIES THAT BIND. Her books have garnered four-star reviews from Romantic Times, ‘Top Pick’ and ‘Best Book’ honors from Night Owl Reviews and Long and Short of It Reviews, and Five-Heart reviews from The Romance Studio. When she isn’t working on her next novel she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling to foreign countries to experience new cultures and adventures. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now makes her home in Kansas.

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Pump Up Your Book and Anne Patrick are teaming up to give you a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash!

Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. This promotion will run from March 18 through April 12. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter and announced on April 13. Each blogger who participates is eligible to enter and win. Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog. If you would like to participate, email Tracee at tgleichner(at)gmail.com. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments for your blog, too! Good luck everyone!

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Participating Blogs:

Monday March 18 – Beyond the Books

Tuesday, March 19 – Review From Here

Wednesday, March 20 – Book Marketing Buzz

Thursday, March 21 – Authors and Readers Book Corner

Friday, March 22 – She Writes

Monday, March 25 – Bookingly Yours

Monday, March 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook

Tuesday, March 26 – Laurie’s Thought and Reviews

Wednesday, March 27 – Maureen’s Musings

Thursday, March 28 –Literal Exposure

Friday, March 29 – The Writer’s Life

Monday, April 1 – Redroom

Monday, April 1 – Mary’s Cup of Tea

Tuesday, April 2 – Blogher

Wednesday, April 3 – Allvoices

Thursday, April 4 – As the Pages Turn

Friday, April 5 – Literarily Speaking

Friday, April 5 – Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Monday, April 8 – My Book Addiction and More

Tuesday, April 9 – My Cozie Corner

Wednesday, April 10 – Janna Shay Fair Play

Thursday, April 11 – Plug Your Book

Thursday, April 11 – Self Taught Cook

Friday, April 12 – Between the Covers

Friday, April 12 – Splashes of Joy

If you would like to join this book blast, leave a comment below with email information or email Tracee directly at tgleichner (at) gmail.com.

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PUYB Presents…..Scorned Justice ….by Margaret Daley

 PUYB Presents…..

Scorned Justice

by Margaret Daley

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Scorned Justice

 

ABOUT SCORNED JUSTICE

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody’s high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca’s help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody’s faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling but also love?

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

 

MY THOUGTS ON THIS BOOK

Wow, another awesome book in Margaret Daley’s The Men of the Texas Rangers Series! What I really like about this series is that the situations and crimes are so very realistic it was like reading about happenings in the newspaper! The tension flies high as the crimes continue to happen, and all seem to center around Rebecca’s family. Could Rebecca be the one they are really after? Brody wants to make sure Rebecca is safe, and will do whatever it takes to protect her.

I love the characters, love the story and was thoroughly entertained reading Scorned Justice. Margaret is a gifted storyteller that will capture your attention and won’t let go. The relationship between Brody and Rebecca was an added blessing, and gives the story that heartwarming feeling. I have to say that I never, ever expected the twists and turns at the end of the story, but it was awesome! And don’t peek to see what it is, it will ruin it all for you!

I received a copy of this book from the
publisher Abingdon Press through PUYB to read and review for their tour. I was
not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this
review are mine only.

 

 

Margaret Daley

ABOUT MARGARET DALEY

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household.

To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.

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PUYB Presents….Angel Falls by Connie Mann

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ABOUT ANGEL FALLS

Angel Falls

Her best friend’s been murdered and Brazilian orphanage director Regina da Silva will do whatever it takes to protect her friend’s baby. Even if it means dealing with an intimidating man she’s not sure she can trust.

Former Army Ranger Brooks Anderson refuses to protect anyone ever again. The last time he did, the woman and child both died. He’s just here to transport an orphan for adoption, as promised, and then he’s outta there.

But when bullets fly, Brooks and Regina risk everything and dive headlong into danger to protect one defenseless child.

As the killer closes in and long-buried secrets come to light, they’ll have to trust each other to stay alive.

Will that be enough to save their little angel–and themselves—from plunging to their deaths over the Falls?

PURCHASE:

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

 

MY THOUGHTS

Connie Mann is a new author for me, and I am very happy I was able to read and review Angel Falls. In order to protect an infant orphan, Regina and Brooks were forced to work together to keep this madman trying to kill the baby at bay. This journey takes readers on a whirlwind that captured my attention and kept it until the very last page. I really enjoy Regina and Brooks, and especially the tension between the two. And it was neat to watch this adorable baby break through the thick walls built up around Brooks and watch the tender reactions between the two. This is truly a tense thriller and mysterious story full of love and forgiveness. It moves pretty fast through the streets of Brazil and throughout, and the vivid descriptions of the are are awesome. But the most gripping and heartwarming part of this story is the orphans on the streets of Brazil. The love of the author for the children in real life in Brazil is heartwarming and encourging as well.

This is a wonderful story that will warm your heart as you read its pages. From the suspense, mystery, thrills, romance, faith and forgiveness, you will certainly enjoy. And this is a book I highly recommend.

 

 ABOUT CONNIE MANN

Connie Mann

Connie Mann loves stories that combine suspense, adventure and second chances. She offers encouragement to busy women on her blog:  www.BusyWomenBigDreams.com and is an active member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a USCG-licensed boat captain, so when she’s not writing, she’s usually on Central Florida’s waterways with local school children or her fabulous family.

Her latest book is the Christian fiction, Angel Falls.

Please visit her online at: www.conniemann.com.

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PUYB Presents…..Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron

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ABOUT HEART IN HAND

Heart in Hand smAnna, a knitter and the oldest of the three cousins, watches the wedding of Naomi and Nick the following fall and remembers her own wedding. A widow, Anna thinks about how short her time with her husband was; as she looks at her grandmother, she wonders if Leah is recalling her own marriage. Her grandparents were married for a longer time than she and her husband were, but Anna and her grandmother lost their spouses only months apart three years ago. Perhaps this is why they have always felt so close. Both know how hard it is to be a widow, to go on with life.

Gideon Beiler approaches Anna one day. Gideon is a wonderful, caring man. He, too, has suffered a loss – his wife, Mary, died and left him to raise their only daughter. Spring is a time for new beginnings, for love to bloom as nature thaws the earth and makes it come alive again after the long cold winter. As love begins to warm Anna’s heart again, she’s afraid to chance losing someone she has come to care so much about. Her grandmother tells her she believes Gideon may be the man God has sent for her to have a second chance at love.

Stitches in time…and place: three cousins who laugh and love and learn about life together with their warm and wise grandmother, Leah, in their special shop. Two generations of Amish women who are bound by strong threads which bind them to their creativity and their community.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love Barbara Cameron’s books! And I have been waiting on this third book in A Stitch in Time Series. Heart in Hand takes us back to the Amish community in Paradise, Pennsylvania and the little shop that grandmother Leah, and cousins Naomi,  Anna and Mary Katherine run each day. Naomi is all excited about her upcoming wedding to Nick, while Anna is still grieving the loss of her husband Samuel. At the same time, an Amish neighbor Gideon is grieving the loss of his wife Mary, and trying to raise his small daughter Sarah Rose. It is when Gideon and Sarah Rose comes into the shop to purchase a craft for Sarah Rose that the attraction began between Gideon and Anna. And you can find out all about it in this wonderful book, Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron.

I thoroughly enjoy this wonderful Amish fiction. I love the little shop and the ladies that run the place day by day. The make is such a wonderful, homey place to come to for craft needs. The characters are special, realistic and believable, and the community and its people draw you into their story in a way that you live the story with them! And Anna and Gideon were adorable, I love their characters, and Sarah Rose and the part she plays in the story as well. The story all comes together in a wonderful way and it is one that you will remember for a long time after you read it.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good clean heartwarming story. I would suggest that you read the first two books in A Stitch in Time Series first, just to get to know all of the family and comminuty, and their lifestyle. And if you enjoy Amish fiction, this book is a must!

A copy of this book was provided by Pump Up Your Book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

 

ABOUT BARBARA CAMERON

Barbara CameronBarbara Cameron is the author of 35 fiction and non-fiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), as well as the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there.

Her latest book is the Amish fiction, Heart in Hand.

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Pump Up Your Book…….Spotlight on “The Truth”

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ABOUT TA’MARA HANSCOM

Having experienced the healing work of the Lord in their own marriage, Ta`Mara and her husband, Jim, are strong promoters of a healthy marriage through obedience to Christ. Ta`Mara shares a testimony of deliverance and healing for hurting marriages, as well as messages on other topics. References can be provided.

It is Ta`Mara’s prayer that, as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, obedience, and God’s plan for marriage.

Ta`Mara Hanscom has worked on The Caselli Family Series since 1996. Within three weeks she had created a 900 page rough draft of what would become a five- novel series of the epic love story of Tillie Caselli and Noah Hansen.

Loving all things Italian, Ta`Mara created the Caselli family true to their ethnic name. Born and raised in South Dakota, she brings this traditional family alive on the Great Plains where she has spent the entirety of her life.

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ABOUT THE CASELLI FAMILY SERIES

image002BOOK 1 – THE PRETENDER

My Jean-Marc’s uncle was married to an English woman, and she told us once, a very long time ago, that in this world there are men of two kinds. The one, the knight, is the man possessing only strength and quality of moral character. He will never ask a lady to compromise her honor for less than a vow, and never, ever will he consider another once he has captured her heart. A knight keeps his vow, even when it hurts, and the honor of a knight is a thing a country is built upon. A knight comes along only seldom these days.

Now, a blackguard is a man who can be found quite easily, for it is an easy thing to be a blackguard. He attempts to trick the young ladies into taking him home and caring for him, making them believe their honor can be given away as a mere trifle, offering no vow, and making only human demands. The blackguard is to be avoided at all costs, for to settle for someone like him is to settle for something less than ideal.

In the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Tillie Caselli promises to marry Noah Hansen. Theirs’ was a love intended to last, and their promises were never to be broken. But when there’s an illusion of unfaithfulness, the result is an error in judgment—an error that changes the course of lives.

Epic romance, global adventure, ethnic passion, and Christian values inspire this new series.

 

image003BOOK 2 – PIT OF AMBITION

Rosa begged Guiseppi to reveal their prayers to Angel.  But Guiseppi was stubborn…and the thing with Alex went too far.  Guiseppi buried Noah’s identity deep within himself and demanded that Rosa do the same. Now Guiseppi is tempted to tell Angel the secret that is crushing his heart—but Noah will find out first!

 

image004BOOK 3 – A BLACKGUARD’S REDEMPTION

A Blackguard’s Redemption picks up where Pit of Ambition left off. Noah has discovered the identity of his beloved Angel and he schemes a way to have words with her alone at church.

Tillie is not at all happy with the situation. Surprisingly, she is still extremely angry with Noah for what transpired between the two of them more than eleven years before. She makes Noah promise that he will not ever tell Alex, or any of her brothers. Noah agrees.

Alex decides to run for political office—and it’s worse than ever. He reveals his real “blackguardly side” by notifying Tillie that he’s spent enough time at home with her and the kids, and that he should move (by himself) to another city. He leaves Tillie and the kids behind in order to pursue his career.

image005BOOK 4 – THE GIFT: THE STORY OF ANNIE LAURIE

They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as eagles;

they shall run, and not be weary;

and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

 

image006BOOK 5 – THE TRUTH: SALVATORE’S REVENGE

As Marquette Caselli plans his retirement, the pinnacle of his career takes center stage and the end of an era draws near…

Kaleidoscope Summer: Samantha’s Story….by Rita Garcia

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 Kaleidoscope Summer: Samantha’s Story

 ABOUT THIS BOOK

Samantha Forrester has it all together. Deafness at age fifteen has not hampered
her success. Life, although predictable, has hit a comfortable stride. Her world
crumbles when secrets of the past are brought to light. She travels to Serenity
Cove to settle her birth mother’s estate and search for her true identity.
Samantha soon becomes enamored with the town. And then there’s police chief
Logan Delatorre who startles her pulse, and grandparents who refuse to
acknowledge her. More mystery unfolds when an attack is levied against
her—someone wants her out of Serenity Cove. Samantha’s faith is called into
question when she stumbles over the need to forgive. Can Dr. Ellie Clarimonde
help her connect the pieces of her past and learn the power of forgiveness?

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

I thoroughly enjoyed Samantha’s story! Traveling to Serenity Cove was difficult for her because she never had the opportunity to meet her birth mom, now she is gone and Samantha wants to find out about her life. Along the way she meets Logan Delatorre, who she was immediately attracted to, and Logan’s sister, Maggie. But even though Maggie and Logan was pleased to have Samantha there, someone else wasn’t so happy about it. As the story unfolds, so does the mystery in Serenity Cove. You sure don’t want to miss this wonderful story.

I really liked Samantha and her hearing dog. And the sweet attraction between Logan and Samantha, one that Samantha knew she couldn’t elaborate one, was enough to keep me reading. As well as the mystery behind the situations happening to try to run Samantha out of town. I loved the characters, they were so realistic and believable, and brought the story to life in their unique way.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good clean story to read! And I appreciate the faith weaved into the character’s everyday lives as well! I encourage you to grab a copy of  “Kaleidoscope Summer: Samantha’s Story” for your reading enjoyment!

This book was provided by the author, Rita Garcia through PUYB blog tours. I was not expected to give a positive review,
only an honest one. The opinions in this review are mine only.

ABOUT RITA GARCIA

Dr. Rita Garcia is an inspirational novelist—her imagination was creating stories when she was still too young to put pen to paper. Romance is a big part of her novels. Hope is an even larger element of the stories. Rita and her husband reside in Southern California. They have four adorable daughters and seven fantastic grandchildren who fill their lives with love and never a dull moment.

She is a Clinical Christian Counselor, licensed by the National Christian Counselors Association, and certified as a Biblical Christian Counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has a passion for helping others achieve their most important life goals.

Please visit Rita at her blog and website:

Blog: http://www.reflectionswithdrrita.com/

Website: http://www.ritagarcia.com/

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