Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Inn at Rose Harbor By Debbie Macomber

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes the first book in a new series set in the beloved Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove.

Also from Debbie Macomber: watch the new original series Cedar Cove on Hallmark Channel, Saturdays at 8:00/7:00c, starting July 20.

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a fresh start. A young widow coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. Jo Marie’s other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories. And as Abby and Joshua try to heal from their pasts, and Jo Marie dreams of the possibilities before her, they all realize that life moves in only one direction—forward.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Starting Now, and The Inn at Rose Harbor; two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; two acclaimed children's books and the Mrs. Miracle Christmas novels. She is also the author of beloved and bestselling series of novels set in Cedar Cove, Washington (such as 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court) on which Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, Hallmark Channel's first dramatic scripted television series, is based. She is the recipient of a RITA® award; an RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In 2010, the Romance Writers of America presented Macomber with their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her next novel to be published will be ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM (August 13, 2013).

In addition to her bestselling novels, Macomber owns her own tea room, Victorian Rose Tea Room & yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she was recently named World Vision's international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.

A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington State (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.

For more information on Debbie and her books, visit her Web site:

I must say that this book was great! It is one you can't put down it seems I am saying that a lot lately.
Debbie can sure write a book to suck you in and not let you go.
It seems this book was one I needed to read, It was right on time.
As always I loved the book, Debbie never disappoints me. She is a gem!
I recommend this 5 star book.
I am going now to go read Rose Harbor in Bloom which is book two in the Rose Harbor Inn series .
I was given a copy of this book by a friend as a gift to read and enjoy.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Seal Under Siege By Liz Johnson WIN it before you can but it! GIVEAWAY!

When Staci Hayes is rescued from a Mideast prison by navy SEAL Tristan Sawyer, she thinks the ordeal is over. But back in San Diego, a new threat arises. Staci has information that could prevent a hit on U.S. soil, and the terrorist will stop at nothing to silence her. Tristan insists on being her bodyguard, but his constant presence makes her long for things beyond her reach. Protecting Staci is the second chance Tristan needs to put the past behind him. Yet with a spy on the naval base, anyone could be a threat. Can he offer her safety…and love? 
Men of Valor: These navy SEALS were born to excel….
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By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager for a Christian publisher. She finds time to write late at night and is a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Nashville, TN, where she enjoys theater, exploring local music, and making frequent trips to Arizona to dote on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings and blogs about her adventures in writing at

I just love these fast easy reads. Liz has wrote a suspense book that suspense fans are going to love.
You don't want to miss this Men of Valor series book. It can be read as a stand alone.
I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Surrendered Love By Laura Hilton GIVEAWAY!

Janna Kauffman enjoys her job as a personal shopper for the homebound in her Amish community. But when Janna's niece, Meghan, comes to live with her family—part of a plan by Janna's sister to rid her daughter of her rebellious ways—Janna spends less time shopping and more time explaining Meghan's erratic behavior to local police officer Hiram "Troy" Troyer, who was raised Amish but left the faith after a fatal accident that killed his brother and also a brother of Janna's. Frequent interactions draw Janna and Troy together, rekindling an attraction they first experienced in their youth.

What will become of their relationship? And will headstrong Meghan ever tame her ways?
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Laura Hilton graduated with a business degree from Ozarka Technical College in Melbourne, Arkansas. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, she is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with more than a thousand reviews published on the Web. Surrendered Love follows Healing Love in Laura's latest trilogy from Whitaker House. Her first series with Whitaker was The Amish of Seymour, comprising Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Arkansas. To learn more about Laura, read her reviews, and find out about her upcoming releases, readers may visit her blog at http://lighthouse–

I don't even know how to write a review for this book.  That will do it justice. You may just find that Laura is moving to the top of Amish Fiction and is about to be crowned Queen of Amish fiction. where she belongs.
Once you open this book and start reading you are sure to not put it down until the very last page.
Laura has written a story of forbidden love and forgiveness. This is book number two in The Amish of Webster County. You do not want to miss this series.
This is unlike all of the other Amish books I have read by other Amish authors, Laura does not tell the same ole story. She is very creative and clever in her stories. She writes with her whole heart.
You are not soon to forget what you  have read., after reading this book.
I gave this book 5 stars. I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

In Golden Splendor By Michael K. Reynolds GIVEAWAY!

Irish immigrant Seamus Hanley is a lost soul, haunted by his past as a U.S. Army deserter and living alone in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in 1849. But after witnessing a deadly stage coach crash, he finds purpose in the scattered wreckage -- a letter with a picture of a beautiful and captivating woman named Ashlyn living in San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush.
Moved by her written plea for help, he abandons all and sets out on an epic journey across the wild and picturesque American frontier. While being pursued by those who want to hang him, Seamus encounters fascinating characters including a young Pauite Indian who makes the ultimate sacrifice in helping Seamus to cross the snowy Yosemite Valley.
Battered but changed for the better, Seamus reaches San Francisco on Christmas Eve as the city burns in the tragic fire of 1849. But there is little time for rest, as an even greater, more harrowing adventure involving Ashlyn is about to begin.
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Michael K. Reynolds is the author of a series of Irish historical novels being published by B&H Publishing Group. His debut Irish historical novel, Flight of the Earls, releases January, 2013.

Heirs of Ireland Historical Saga
An epic and sweeping Irish 19th century historical series written with a cinematographic eye. It features gripping suspense, memorable characters and breathtaking settings.

Book Release Dates:
Book One: Flight of the Earls, January 2013
Book Two: In Golden Splendor, July 2013
Book Three: Songs of the Shenandoah, January 2014

Michael is a writer with more than two decades of experience in crafting fiction, non-fiction, journalism, copywriting and documentary production.

Producer of Emmy Award Winning Documentaries
Michael is also the writer and producer of an Emmy and Telly award-winning series of documentaries titled, Crystal Darkness. These thirty minute anti-meth films have been heavily promoted and broadcast in cities and states throughout the United States and Mexico. They have been viewed collectedly by more than 10 million people and the message has reached more than 30 million to date.

His most recent documentary is titled, Bullying, and tackles a rising epidemic which is causing our children to drop out of school and is the cause of depression, suicide and campus violence.

The films were produced by Global Studio, a social marketing agency Michael founded in 1998. Since that time he has served hundreds of clients throughout the nation in developing powerful and innovative marketing campaigns using a variety of mediums including: print, film, television, radio and Internet. He has extensive experience in all levels of branding, web development, social media, public relations and advertising.

He also has wide experience as a speaker and on-air personality and has been interviewed on a variety of newspapers, radio stations and televisions networks throughout the nation.

Michael earned his B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, San Diego and lives in Reno with his wife and three children.

He is active in marketplace, marriage, small group and men's ministries as a leader and speaker. He has served as elder at his church and is an area leader for the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, a member of Sparks Rotary and served as chairperson for the local advisory board of the Salvation Army.

Do you like historical books  with some romance and adventure in the mix? Then this is your book. It is so well written!
Michael pens such a realistic story that you think you are there in the pages of the book.
I must say I have read both the Heirs of Ireland series and fell in love with this authors writing.  WARNING......Once you start reading his book you can't put it down!
I can't wait for book three. It comes out in January 2014
Michael is not an author to be missed you will soon see him on the bestsellers list.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Prayer Box By Lisa Wingate Win it before you can buy it!

A young woman, an old woman, the story of a lifetime.

When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.

Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper--the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything.
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  Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of twenty mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller, Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel, Blue Moon Bay, was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. More information about Lisa's novels can be found at or on Facebook at:

THE UNOFFICIAL BIO: A special first grade teacher, Mrs. Krackhardt, made a writer out of me. That may sound unlikely, but it's true. It's possible to find a calling when you're still in pigtails and Mary Jane shoes, and to know it's your calling. I was halfway through the first grade when I landed in Mrs. Krackhardt's classroom. I was fairly convinced there wasn't anything all that special about me... and then, Mrs. Krackhardt stood over my desk and read a story I was writing. She said things like, "This is a great story! I wonder what happens next?"

It isn't every day a shy new kid gets that kind of attention. I rushed to finish the story, and when I wrote the last word, the teacher took the pages, straightened them on the desk, looked at me over the top, and said, "You are a wonderful writer!"

A dream was born. Over the years, other dreams bloomed and died tragic, untimely deaths. I planned to become an Olympic gymnast or win the National Finals Rodeo, but there was this matter of back flips on the balance beam and these parents who stubbornly refused to buy me a pony. Yet the writer dream remained. I always believed I could do it because... well... my first grade teacher told me so, and first grade teachers don't lie.

So, that is my story, and if you are a teacher, or know a teacher, or ever loved a special teacher, I salute you from afar and wish you days be filled with stories worth telling and stories worth reading.

I have to say I don't think Lisa could ever write a bad book. She is a extraordinary author.
I so enjoyed The prayer Box, it was fabulously written so much so I could not put it down. I fell in love with Tandi Jo and the whole idea of prayer boxes was so much fun.
Have you ever thought about having a prayer box? This book is sure to change  your mind  if you said no.
I gave this book 5 stars and I wish that I could give it more.
I highly recommend this book.  
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rosemary Cottage By Colleen Coble GIVEAWAY!

Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island . . .

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.

Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.

Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?


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

Folks, wonderful book lovers let me tell you this series Hope Beach is fantastic. Rosemary Cottage is book two in the series and I got so wrapped up in this book, it was just as good as book one. It seems I had to wait forever for it, and it was so worth the wait!
Colleen writes the best suspense books. It sure did not hurt that they are set in North Carolina which is where I live.
You are sure to fall in love with Amy and Curtis. I was so sad to see the story end.
I highly recommend this great beach read.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bless Her Heart By Debby Mayne WIN it before you can buy it!

As Priscilla Slater’s 15-year class reunion approaches, she decides to attend out of curiosity… and to flaunt her latest achievement—taking her business to a national level with the possibility of a TV show. As if getting ready for the event and putting up with the pranks of her former classmates isn’t enough, Pricilla’s hometown visit is further complicated by her parents’ separation. With the once-solid sanctuary of her home broken at the foundation, there’s only one thing Priscilla’s parents can agree on: no matter what sort of accolades their daughter receives as a hair stylist, she’s not living up to her potential. Eager to escape the painful reality of her childhood home, Priscilla bolts as soon as a call from New York brings good news: her offer to purchase one of the best salons in the country is likely to come through. But returning to New York means returning to Tim, Priscilla’s best friend and business pal who has been impatiently suggesting their relationship should be more than a friendship. Despite her recent achievements, will Priscilla learn that success doesn’t always result in popularity—or love?
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Author and speaker Debby Mayne grew up in a military family, which meant moving every few years throughout her childhood. Debby was born in Alaska, and she has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Her comfort foods are as diverse as her interests. You might find her eating sushi while reading a cozy mystery novel or fried catfish while watching a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game.

Her husband of more than 30 years has accepted the fact that outside of her faith and family, books are the most important thing in her life. She and Wally have two grown daughters, Lauren and Alison, two sons-in-law, Jason and Ryan, and two granddaughters.

Debby has published more than 30 books and novellas, approximately 400 short stories and articles, and a slew of devotions for busy women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for a TV retailer, a creative writing instructor, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. Debby currently enjoys writing Christian fiction, which allows her the freedom to tell stories without restraining her convictions.

She and her husband Wally live on the West Coast of Florida. To learn more about Debby, visit her website at

Let me tell you this book is a must read. It is the second book in the Class Reunion Series and I must say both books are great reads.
I few weeks ago I read the first book in this series and that was the first book I had ever read by Debby, I was sure missing out, she is a 5 star author and her books are 5 star for sure.  After reading book one I was left wanting more. This book is not to be missed.
I highly recommend Bless her Heart.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Monday, July 15, 2013

the Rockin' Chair By Steven Manchester GIVEAWAY!

Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.

Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future.

A rich portrait of a family at a crossroad, THE ROCKIN' CHAIR is Steven Manchester’s most heartfelt and emotionally engaging novel to date. If family matters to you, it is a story you must read.

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Steven Manchester is the author of The Rockin' Chair, as well as the #1 best seller, Twelve Months (2013 San Francisco & 2013 DIY Book Festivals award winner). He is also the author of A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive) and the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian. His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Recently, three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit:

Lessons in faith, we all need to read such wonderfully written books. This is not the first book that I have read by Steven that knocked my socks off. It is such a fantastic book. I love books with lessons in faith.
You will not be able to put this book down once you open it and star reading it.
Yes I cried while reading this book but don't you think that makes a book so much better when you have such deep emotions while reading.
I am happy to say this is a must read book that I recommend.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Miracle Child By James Wilcox GIVEAWAY!

This is a story of miracles, both big and small, and the story of one little boy born sixteen weeks early, weighing only one-and-a half pounds.

Nathaniel Wilcox needed a miracle.

This is Nathaniel's story of his five month journey to survive, and how he touched the hearts of everyone who cared for him. This is the story of how one family managed to overcome tragedy and He wasn't expected to make it through the night.

despair, to find a renewed faith in each other and in God.

A miracle child? Indeed.
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This is a book that parents of a preemie are sure to want to read.  Where there is hope all you need is a little faith to get your miracle. And James can pen the words to help get you though and grab hold of that faith for your babies miracle.
What a great book to share with other parents.
Oh but I shed some tears while reading this story, so get your Kleenex box ready.
James is such a strong tower. I hope that you all will pick up a copy of Miracle Child.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Give us this Day By June Foster GIVEAWAY!

Jess Colton gave his life to the Lord but failed to surrender an old habit. Fueled by alcohol, he spent the night with a former girlfriend, ignoring his Christian principles. Convicted of his wrong doing, he quit drinking, but discovered another addiction. Now he can't manage his life as his weight soars and diabetes threatens to claim him. Jess is baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison declares her love.

Holly lived to please herself. But everything changed when a deadly motorcycle accident altered her life forever. Nowhere else to turn, she looked to God for answers. Now, she's convinced no man will want her. She doesn't plan on falling in love with the handsome Jess Colton, seeing pat his bulk to the godly, tender man within. When Jess drives a wedge between them, she loses hope of a future with him.

Can Holly overcome her fear of Jess discovering her handicap? Will Jess find control over his eating and his life?

I am a retired school teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in Counseling. We live and travel in our RV, so my resourceful husband took the couch out and set up a writing desk with two filing cabinets for me. I had never written fiction until the Lord put a story in my heart. When I told it to my daughter one day, she suggested I write it. That was the spark I needed. I love to write stories in which Christian men and women find victory in their lives through the power of God. I've written two other novels before the Bellewood Series Desert Breeze is publishing. Besides writing, I scrapbook, make cards, and enjoy my sixteen grandchildren.
Let me start by saying we all know someone in our life like Holly and just like Jess. These are characters that we can all relate to they are not some impossible made up people who are to good to be true.
I enjoyed this book so much, June really knows how to pull you in the story. June is a women after Gods own heart and it shows in her writing.
I gave this book five stars but I was a little sad that the book was not longer, it was so good it was just to short for me. I need more June. I can't wait to read book two in the Bellewood series.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book. It is a book that all of you are sure to really enjoy, it is written so well.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Adoring Addie By Leslie Gould GIVEAWAY!

A New Amish Romance from Christy Winner and Bestselling Author Leslie Gould

When Addie Cramer's mutter and daed decide Phillip Eicher is the man for her to marry, they claim she must honor them by obeying their wishes. But then she falls in love with Jonathan Mosier--part of the family with whom the Cramers have a long-held grudge.

With the help of others in her community who long to see the quarrel healed, Jonathan and Addie struggle to continue their relationship against both sets of parents' wishes. But when one of Addie's vengeful brothers harms a member of the Mosier family, Jonathan intervenes and is banished from Lancaster County.

A distraught Addie determines to find the true reason for the grudge between the two families, hoping to tear down the animosity of the past. Can their love for each other bridge the divide between their families? Or are they destined to remain apart forever?


Leslie Gould is the author of Courting Cate and the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at

I have to say I have never read a book by Leslie that I could put down once I started reading it. In this case once I opened to the first page of Adoring Addie I read it in just a few hours, I was unable to move until I found out if Addie was going to find the right man God had for her. I LOVED this book.
You are sure to get into some trouble when you start this book, no cooking or cleaning no phone calls, you do not want to put it down for anything, it sucks you in from page one.
Leslie is a fantastic story teller.
I HIGHLY recommend this book. I gave it 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Glimpses of God By Elizabeth Symons GIVEAWAY!

What Would You Do for an Intimate Walk with God? In our busy modern lives, it’s easy to get distracted from our spiritual path … in the noise and distraction of everyday life, we have to make a commitment to hear God’s voice. Perhaps you feel that you are making this effort, but you still desire more! Do you feel inspired to get closer to Him? Maybe if you move closer, you will see His outline on a distant hill … or maybe you will sit with Him at “The Table for Two” and commune deeply with your Father. What would it cost to be that close to God? Are you ready for a “spiritual X-ray,” to know God’s evaluation of both your heart and your spiritual condition? What does God mean when He says to “wait on” Him? What does it mean to be a “wait-er”? As you read these pages, you will find personal moments, life-changing events, and words to inspire and enlighten you. No matter where you are at spiritually, or how long it has been since you sought a personal relationship with God, you can enter into a place of intimacy beyond the veil. You can join God at that “Table for Two”, and experience His refreshing nourishment and encouragement for your spirit and soul. About the Author Elizabeth Symons is the founder of The Sparrow’s Heart, ministering the heart of God worldwide. She speaks and ministers to nations through Emmanuel Ministries and to the lives of children through her series of books, The God Connection. She has been blessed with two children and their incredible families.
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Are you ready to change your relationship with God? This is the book for you. It has really changed mine, for the better.
If you want to a closer walk with God then you do not want to miss this book.
You will see just how much he loves you and wants to carry you in the hard times.
This is a 4 star book you sure don't want to miss.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Small Town Girl By Ann Gabhart GIVEAWAY!

In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest.

Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Kate's friends are rushing to get married before the boys go off to war. The newspapers talk of women making airplanes and bombs. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens, collecting scrap metal. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed. Could she truly be in love with him? And if she is, will she ever see him again?

In her gentle and textured style, Ann Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip the heart and stir the spirit. Fans of Angel Sister will be thrilled to see Kate Merritt all grown up. New readers will find that Ann Gabhart weaves in Small Town Girl a beautiful story that will touch their hearts and win their loyalty.
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Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister, Words Spoken True, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Find out more at

This is one of the best historical fiction  books that I have read this year.
Ann can write the greatest characters of yesterday.
I loved living in a small town when I was younger, this is a thing of the past so that made me enjoy this book so much.
I did cry while reading this book., so be ready to reach for the tissues.
This is book two in the series, but you can read it as a stand alone.
I gave this book 4 stars.

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

In Plain View By Olivia Newport GIVEAWAY!

Annie’s quest for simplicity is about to get complicated. Nearly a year after leaving her successful but unsatisfying high-tech life, she wonders if she can truly succeed at being Amish. A lucrative job offer, a red dress, and the shadow of an Amish woman looking for a husband create a vortex that clouds Annie’s choice. Her parents seem determined to sabotage her efforts, and Rufus Beiler, an Amish carpenter who captured her heart, leaves room for doubt about their future. But when an explosion brings Annie under suspicion, can she clear her name and bring the future into plain view?
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Olivia Newport's novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. She chases joy in Colorado, where daylilies grow as tall as she is. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books.
I could not put this book down, Olivia can put the words to the pages just so you think that you are right there in the Valley Of Choice.
If you are looking for an Amish book that will knock your socks off this is your book.
I gave this book 5 stars of course, Olivia is one of my top 10 Amish authors that is on my must read books.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.
The Valley of Choice series is a huge hit. I HIGHLY recommend this book as well as book one Accidentally Amish.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Angels in the Fire By Dann Stadler GIVEAWAY!

An Amazing True Story of Angelic Intervention in a Desperate Situation

The Stadlers' harrowing journey began with a midnight crash caused by a drunk driver. The odds they would both survive the crash were minimal--a testimony to the miracles that began that night and continued through months of surgeries and hospitalizations. The Stadlers struggled to rebuild their lives, only to face more heartache and loss. But through the hard times, their faith grew as God continued to save them from despair and bring blessings into their lives.

For everyone seeking a deeper faith or affirmation of their belief in a good God, this book will provide hope and the reassurance that God still ministers through his angels today.
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Dann Stadler is an energetic speaker, author, father, husband, and tireless advocate for Christ. Creator and author of the popular website, he encourages readers to live in Saturday's Promise, where the sins of our past are being vanquished by the promise of his resurrection tomorrow. He and his family live
in Jackson, Wisconsin. Learn more at

 Alright blog readers are you ready to be inspired? This book is such an inspiring book you are sure to fall more in love with Jesus after reading this full of love true story. It is such a faith building book.
I love miracles and I know for a fact they happen, you must read about these wonderful miracles in this touching story.
You will read it and just shake your head, Our God is an on time God.
I was in awe page after page.
I highly recommend this 5 star book. 
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my review.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Art of Worship By Fred Bittner GIVEAWAY!

Are you getting everything out of your worship experience? Have you ever wondered if you were missing something in your relationship with God? The Art of worship will transform your worship experience and enhance your relationship with God. Gain insight into what is taking place in your church. Develop an understanding of individual parts of the service, and why it is included. Learn what it means to worship through the week, and explore new approaches to your personal time with God. Worship is an art that must be practiced. But how would you describe worship and what would you include in your description? How do we get the most out of the sermon? Why does the church talk about our money? What is this thing called Baptism? Why do we need to be involved with a local church body, and do we really need to participate in a small group? Can our job be a part of worship? How can we include our occupation into our worship experience? The Art of Worship is a must read for every believer. It is packed with scripture reference. It is Biblically solid, but easy to read, and full of principles to apply immediately. If you have never read a Christian book, The Art of Worship should be your first. Read it on your own, or go through it with your study group. Use The Art of Worship as a primer for every new church member. Make sure that every person who leads worship has a copy of The Art of Worship. Watch the video trailer for The Art of Worship at:

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Fred Bittner has authored several books, including books for small group study. He combines his experience in ministry, with his years in education to form an understanding of how Bible study curriculum should be written.

A very easy read that will help you with your relationship with God. It is for new Christians as well as seasoned Christians. It is a great book to have in a small group discussion would be very easy with the activities at the end of each chapter.
I recommend this book or those looking for a closer walk with God.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pretty is as Pretty Does By Debby Mayne GIVEAWAY!

Priscilla Slater goes to her ten-year high school reunion with equal parts dread and eager anticipation. Even though she’s a successful owner of a chain of hair salons and no longer has the mousy brown hair, crooked teeth, and discount-store wardrobe, she still feels like the ugly duckling. But when she arrives at the reunion, Priscilla soon realizes that her old classmates aren’t exactly as she remembers them. With humor and a just a touch of sassiness, Priscilla finds herself facing her own truth—and she may be surprised at what she discovers.
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Author and speaker Debby Mayne grew up in a military family, which meant moving every few years throughout her childhood. Debby was born in Alaska, and she has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Her comfort foods are as diverse as her interests. You might find her eating sushi while reading a cozy mystery novel or fried catfish while watching a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game.

Her husband of almost 30 years has accepted the fact that outside of her faith and family, books are the most important thing in her life. She and Wally have two grown daughters, Lauren and Alison, a son-in-law, Jason, and a granddaughter.

Debby has published more than 20 books and novellas, approximately 400 short stories and articles, and a slew of devotions for busy women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for a TV retailer, a creative writing instructor, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. Debby currently enjoys writing Christian fiction, which allows her the freedom to tell stories without restraining her convictions.

She lives on Florida's west coast with her husband and two cats. To learn more about Debby, visit her website at

Don't you just love high school reunions? Well you are sure to love this high school reunion story. I feel in love with the characters right off the bat.
This was the first book by Debby that I have ever read and it is not my last I have already started book 2 in the Class Reunion Series Bless her Heart. So you need to get a copy of Pretty is as Pretty Does. You don't want to miss this series.
I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I give this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Wedding for Julia By Vannetta Chapman GIVEAWAY!

A Wedding for Julia, the third book in a romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, takes a last look at the Amish community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Julia Beechy is so stunned, she can hardly breathe. Her mother's announcement that she must either marry or move from the family home upon her mother's imminent death catches Julia by surprise. How can she leave the only home she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own Plain café?
When Caleb Zook offers support, comfort, and a solution, Julia is afraid to accept it. Can she marry someone she barely knows? Is it the right thing to do? Is this God's plan for her future?
Caleb thought his time for marrying was long past, but he feels a stirring in his heart he cannot shake for this beautiful, forlorn woman. Amid the circumstances of this life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?
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Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country. Her first two inspirational novels—A Simple Amish Christmas and Falling to Pieces—were Christian Book Distributors bestsellers.

Well Vannetta has done it again. This is just my opinion please don't send me hate mail, This was by far the best one in the Pebble Creek Amish series. I could not put it down it was wrote with so much heart.
The characters are so real, you are right there in the story with them.
I have to say I highly recommend this book. 
This is a 5 star book for sure and for certain.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Escaping Eternity By Lainy Lane GIVEAWAY!

Grace is now an angel in Heaven. Her suffering from a life with a chronic illness is over, and she is finally able to live pain free. Now a Guardian Angel, her spirit is grown and in full form. Now existing in a paradise with streets paved of gold and flowers which beauty she could have never imagined, she has finally found peace. However, as she watches her family grieve their loss of her, she is faced with a question no other Guardian Angel has ever faced. Would you give up an eternity of paradise to help your loved ones? Conflicted, Grace contemplates her dilemma. Is there a way for her to ease the pain of her family? Even if a way presents itself, is she willing to give up the amazing paradise without illness for the benefit of her family? Take a different look at the grieving process with the Guardian Angel Series and discover if Grace will be able to escape eternity… and does she really want to?
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Lainy Lane is a 27-year-old mother of 2 beautiful girls, one of which is now the family guardian angel. She has a wonderful husband that is a large part of the reason she is where she is today. She has always had an obsession with fantasy worlds. When she was younger, she always said that Peter Pan would be the perfect man because when things got rough, he could whisk you away to Neverland, where all your problems would simply disappear. As she grew up, she learned the harsh reality that life can be cruel, and no world (even fantasy ones) is completely without issues and that was when her love for writing really grew. She has always written in some form or fashion, starting out with poetry and song lyrics. She’s always had a story in her head and voices talking to her. Thanks to lots of motivation from her husband, a wonderful laptop with a word processor, more hours than she could ever count, lots of sweat, blood, and tears, and blessings from the Lord God Almighty, she has finally managed to watch her dreams become a reality.

What an emotional book. Are you ready to cry your eyes out?
This book is sure to touch your heart on many levels.
Lainy was a new author for me and I am so glad that I took the chance and read her book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.