Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Courting Emily By Amy Lillard



Return to Wells Landing, the close-knit Amish community in Oklahoma, where a hopeful young woman struggles to find true love while staying true to her faith. . .
Emily Ebersol is the bishop's daughter, and everyone--including Emily--assumes she'll marry a faithful Amish man and live out her days within the community. But her childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright, fell in love with racing cars during his rumspringa and decided to leave Wells Landing. Emily prays for his return, but as the months go by, she begins spending time with another young man--a man who may not be as exciting as Luke, but perhaps he's exactly what she needs. . .
Elam Rhiel knows that Emily has always been in love with Luke--but he is certain he could be the loyal, steady husband Emily deserves. Then, just as Emily begins to fall for him, Luke returns and complicates her feelings. Now, they all must learn that the greatest love requires the greatest sacrifice. . .


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I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas.  Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

I was so happy to return to Wells Landing Oklahoma in Amy Lillard's latest Courting Emily. This was by far a fantastic Amish read.
You have to read this book and find out who Emily decides is her match made in heaven Luke or Elam. I bet you can't figure out which one she chooses.
Great characters and super storyline, this one is not to be missed.
I gave this book 5 stars and recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Love Gently Falling By Melody Carlson



Rita Jansen is living her dream as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, Rita finds her mother is healing but facing a long recovery. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Rita decides to help, but she only has until Valentine's Day to come up with a plan. As Rita takes her mother's place at work, the nearby skating rink she loved as a child brings back fond memories. Rita also finds herself renewing friendships with her childhood best friend, Marley, as well as her classmate Johnny. Although they now lead such seemingly different lives, Rita is surprised by how well she and Johnny connect and how far he will go to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance kindling in the air and on the ice, their friendship may just fall into something more.

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Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including Romantic Time's Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at http://www.melodycarlson.com

This was a fantastic Valentines novella a quick fun read. This book would make a great gift for the Valentine reader in your life.
Loveable characters and great story line.
I gave this book 5 stars and Highly recommend it. You can read it in one sitting but it is a really great book/
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Woodland Miracle By Ruth Reid


For a disadvantaged young woman and a displaced young man, a lasting love is going to take more than chance—it’s going to take a miracle.
Muscle weakness has left Grace Wagler with a broken body—and her childhood best friend has left her with a broken heart. She can hold her own in the timber camp (and do everything else the other women in Badger Creek can do), but in an Amish district where women outnumber men three to one, marriage is an unlikely prospect for a girl with bad legs.
Ben Eicher just arrived in Michigan from Pinecraft, Florida. When his most recent shenanigans proved too much for his daed’s patience, Ben was sent to the Upper Peninsula to work in the lumber camp—and he’s neither proud of his behavior nor thrilled about his new home.
But when Ben meets Grace, the struggling young woman quickly piques his curiosity. Of course, the last thing Grace wants is another friendship with a man who pities her. Tired of physical pain and romantic dead ends, Grace is ready to leave Badger Creek for the muscle specialist in Ohio, even if it contradicts her father’s wishes . . . and Ben’s.
Meanwhile, two dangerous men have found their way into the district. It isn’t long before their unsavory plans ensnare Grace and Ben in a chase that will not only endanger their lives . . . but test their love.

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Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life.

Well Ruth Reid has done it again,  A super inviting book. I was wowed from page one in her latest romance novel. Ruth has a voice for the Amish like no other.
I was taken by A Woodland Miracle. It is a true Amish Wonder Novel for sure. One that you will be talking about for a while.
I read this book in one afternoon and I am so ready for Ruth's next book.
I gave this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Song By Chris Fabry



Jed King’s life has been shaped by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Haunted by the scars inflicted by his broken family, Jed’s dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach . . . until he meets Rose.
As romance quickly blooms, Jed pens a new song and suddenly finds himself catapulted into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago.
Set in the fertile mid-South, this quest for success leads Jed and Rose on a journey that will force them to deal with the pain of loss, failure, and the desire to be who God created them to be.
Lyrical and deeply honest, The Song asks the hard questions of love and forgiveness. When even the wisest of men are fools in love, can true love persevere?

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A little about Chris Fabry ( ONE OF THE VERY BEST AUTHORS IN THE WORLD)

I was born in West Virginia in 1961. I read a lot, but not very fast, and wrote poems, songs, and transcribed Marx Brothers movies and memorized dialogue.

In 1984 I met Jerry Jenkins at Moody Bible Institute. He offered to help me learn to write and I took him up on the offer. In 1998, Jerry and Dr. Tim LaHaye hired me to help write the Left Behind: The Kids series. After that I worked on several other series for children and then published my first adult novel in 2008. It took more than six years to write Dogwood and find a publisher. It received a 2009 Christy Award.

My next novel, June Bug, drew its themes from the classic Victor Hugo tale, Les Miserables. Then, Almost Heaven released and also won a Christy Award, as well as the 2011 Christian Book Award for Fiction.

Not in the Heart is another riveting, suspenseful, and yet relational story. A mystery within a mystery within an addiction. I dedicate it to all who have someone in their life who is addicted. This story also received a Christy award.

Borders of the Heart is my nod toward some of the great western writers--Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. It's a love story, a painful story of loss, a mystery, and an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I hope you enjoy the ride through Tucson and the surrounding area as much as I did.

I graduated from the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I have been married to Andrea since 1982. We have nine children. In October of 2008 our family evacuated our house in Colorado, leaving behind all our belongings because of a toxic mold situation. Since then we have been living near Tucson, Arizona, working on recovering our health after the mold exposure.

Stop by my website at www.chrisfabry.com to learn more about my writing and radio endeavors, and be sure to sign up for my online newsletter, the FABRYGRAM. I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter, or you can email me at chris@chrisfabry.com.
 
I'm Chris Fabry's biggest fan so when I found out this book and movie was coming out I had to read it right away. Let me tell you all something this is my pick for book of the year!
This was such a fantastic book about love and forgiveness  A very healing read. You will not soon forget the characters and you will be so sad to read the last page. I did not want the book to end.
I gave this book 2 stars two times! I HIGHLY recommend this book and go see the movie, or better yet pick up a copy of the movie on DVD after you read the book of course.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Murder Tightly Knit By Vannetta Chapman



In a town where Amish and Englisch Mingle every day, a grisly murder leads to mutual suspicion. Can Amber and Hannah find the killer before fear unravels the community . . . and before he strikes again?
Even before she heard of Owen Esch’s death, Hannah Troyer knew something was amiss at The Cat’s Meow yarn shop. The store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn’t always at her post . . . and an Englisch man has been loitering around back.
Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—one of them leading right to The Cat’s Meow.
The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know—that no one from the Amish Village killed Owen Esch.
Amber and Hannah need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.

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Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.  Visit Vannetta's webiste: www.vannettachapman.com  Twitter: @VannettaChapman  Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

I was so ready to return to Middlebury, Indiana and very excited when I received my copy of  Murder Tightly Knit. Vannetta's second book in the Amish Village Mystery is not one to be missed. It's even better than book one.
I love a cozy mystery and this one you can grab your tea and a throw and enjoy on a cool evening, It will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Great characters and it's not predictable as most Amish books are now days. I love that it has a touch of romance as well.
I gave this book 5 stars and recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gosseberry Island By Steven Manchester



They met at the worst possible moment...or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before – including the romance that had sustained him. Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?

Gooseberry Island is the most nuanced, dramatic, and romantic novel yet from a writer whose ability to plumb the depths of human emotion knows few peers.

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Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve Months and The Rockin' Chair. He is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian, as well as the critically-acclaimed novel, Pressed Pennies, A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novella), Just in Time (novella), The Thursday Night Club (novella, released November 2014) and Gooseberry Island (novel, released January 2015). His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. 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 their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit: www.StevenManchester.com

Are you all ready for a romance book that you will be thinking about long after the last page?
You are sure to love David and Lindsey's love story.
 Author Steven Manchester writes with so much heart and I love the perspective of a man when it comes to romance. 
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend it as well.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Wishing Season By Denise Hunter



Living side-by-side, a fledgling chef and a big-hearted contractor find a delicious attraction.
Trouble is, their chemistry could spoil their dreams.
Spirited PJ McKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her own restaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes it’s a contest she was meant to win.
Contractor Cole Evans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy—but this former foster kid knows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers the contest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found its saving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner with a not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community.
But when the eccentric philanthropist sees PJ and Cole’s proposals, she makes an unexpected decision: the pair will share the house for a year to show what their ideas are made of. Now, with Cole and the foster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life has turned into out-and-out competition—with some seriously flirtatious hallway encounters on the side. Turns out in this competition, it’s not just the house on the line, it’s their hearts.

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Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including "Dancing with Fireflies" and "The Convenient Groom". She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys.

You can learn more about Denise through her website www.DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at Denise Hunter.

I fell in love with the characters in this fantastic 5 star read. This is book number three in A Chapel Springs Romance series and it was awesome I loved the characters PJ and Cole and the story had so much heart. Very well written as with all of Denise's books.
You are going to love the story about the foster kids and the contest that takes place in this book. You will never guess the winner! You have to read the book to find out the winner of the contest.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I have to say that I LOVED it. I highly recommend it. I can't stop thinking about the characters and the small town. This is a MUST read!
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sync or Swim By Gary Chapman and Paul White



Sam, the new CEO, was ready to hit the ground running. But his team members-and Mother Nature-had other plans. An ambitious yet na├»¿½ve sheepdog is called upon to lead Monarch Enterprises-a troubled organization on a beautiful isle. Confronted with broken systems and challenging personality types, Sam must learn how to marshal his team before the imminent storm washes everything away. Along the way, he gleans valuable lessons from an unlikely mentor-a wise, old puffin.Sync or Swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism. It's a delightful, quick read that will:
  • teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity;
  • bring to life the principles used by hundreds of successful organizations;
  • provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences; and
  • stimulate lively and positive interaction (discussion guide included).
Sync or Swim will also help you:
  • break through apathy and cynicism to inspire teamwork;
  • empower and energize frustrated colleagues; and
  • create an engaging work environment

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I have read and got a lot from The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace By Gary Chapman and this is an easy to read fable with the same principals and  lessons you are sure to enjoy.
I would give this book to those who are in your workplace and are always negative as a Christmas gift. This is sure to help them pull it all together everyday.
It's a very fast easy read and should be read by leaders in the work place.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn media for my honest review.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

When Night Comes By Dan Walsh



Jack Turner comes back to Culpepper to give a series of lectures for his old history professor. Within days, he starts having bizarre experiences at night. Like he's traveling back in time, experiencing the epic events in his lectures firsthand. He has no control over these experiences and can't make them stop. 

Joe Boyd thought he'd left big city crime back in Pittsburgh when he took a detective job in Culpepper, Georgia, a sleepy southern college town. His peaceful life ends when two students turn up dead in two weeks. The coroner is saying natural causes, but something doesn't add up.
 
Rachel Cook, a teaching assistant at Culpepper, can't believe Jack is back in her life again. She's had a crush on him since she was fourteen, but Jack never knew. He instantly seems attracted to her, but she can tell...something is deeply troubling him.
 
Watching all this from a distance is Nigel Avery. He's certain this experiment's about to unravel. It'll be his job to tie up all the loose ends when it does.
 
Bestselling author Dan Walsh is known for page-turning storylines. Fans of his novels The Discovery and What Follows After will especially love...When Night Comes.

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Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 12 novels, published by Revell and Guideposts, including The Unfinished Gift, The Reunion and The Discovery. He has won 3 ACFW Carol Awards, 2 Selah Awards, and three times his novels have been named as finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year.

For those who haven't read Dan's books, reviewers often compare him to Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans. Although more recently, Dan has also started to pen suspense novels (like, What Follows After and When Night Comes). Dan has been writing fulltime since 2010. He and his wife Cindi have been married 38 years and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. They live in the Daytona Beach area, where he grew up. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter, read his blog, or preview all his books by visiting his website at http://danwalshbooks.com.

When I was asked to read Dan Walsh's new book and review it I could not wait. He has such a way with words and he can sure tug at my heart stings. I had no idea that I was going to love his thriller as mush and his emotional reads.
This is a book with a little of everything, romance, suspense, action. It was very well written you can tell that Mr. Walsh did his homework a great deal of detail went into this book.
I have to say I enjoyed this book as much as any of Mr. Walsh's past books and I own them all.
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.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Married to the Military By Terry Rollins GIVEAWAY!


You've heard a lot about our brave men in uniform, but have you ever wondered about their wives? Married to the Military, Terry L. Rollins' beautifully written, powerful collection, takes you behind the scenes in the lives of ten extraordinary yet completely different military wives. Readers will laugh and cry with these women as they share their experiences navigating the ever changing waters of life in the military. Meet these wives as they deal with everything from parties, pregnancy, multiple moves, and retirement, to death, depression, and victory over demons from the past. Each of these women brings to the reader their own sense of the joys and sacrifices of being a military wife in today's world. Feel the pride, the pain, and the passion these women face as they allow readers everywhere to experience life as it is when Married to the Military.

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Dear Blog Readers,
Being a military wife for the past 29 years has been an exceptional experience.  It has pushed me to go farther and do more than I ever imagined that I could.  It has caused me to know firsthand what it means to be filled with patriotism, pride and fear, sometimes all in the same day.  It has taught me patience, resilience, and humility.  But most of all it showed me that being dedicated to one man, in support of his choice to serve the country that we both love, not only helped him and our children but made me a better wife, mother and American in the process.

For me, being a military wife means understanding that the sacrifices I am making aren't just for the good of my husband, my children or even myself, but for the greater good of our country, for our freedoms and our future as a nation.

Every military family is a small part of the fabric of what makes our country great.  I wrote this book and created these women in the hopes that anyone who reads it will come away with a greater appreciation for the incredibly important contribution military wives make every day, in a million different ways, in places all around the world.

May God Bless you and your family, our brave men and women in uniform, their families, our nation and all of us who continue to be... married to the military.

                                                                                           Terry L. Rollins

Married to the Military is ten short stories about Military wives and the lives they live. It takes us into a look behind the brave men that fight for us daily to the women they sometimes leave behind.
The story are well written. If you know someone in the military  this would make a good gift.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
 

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Path Made Plain By Lynette Sowell



Betsy Yoder lives with her great aunt in Sarasota’s Pinecraft neighborhood, far from her family in Ohio. Heartbroken by a man who left her—and the Order—to marry someone else, Betsy instead pours her time and energy into her bakery, offering the village of Pinecraft delicious desserts from her Amish heritage, and is content in her hard-working yet peaceful life.

Enter the formerly Amish Thaddeus Zook, a pastry chef who has moved to Pinecraft after working in restaurants among the Englisch. While Betsy nurses a hesitant heart, Thaddeus shows a similar hesitancy about rejoining an Amish community. Though neither can deny the attraction between them, Thaddeus is hiding a past that could threaten their future together. Betsy has lost one love already; dare she risk loving another who has adopt Englisch ways? Or will Thad listen to the call of the open road and move on again . . . without the love of his life?

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Lynette Sowell is the award-winning author of twenty titles for Barbour, Heartsong Presents, and Abingdon Press. Her work has finaled and won ACFW's Carol Award and has appeared on the ECPA best-seller list. When Lynette's not writing, she spends her time chasing down news stories for her local newspaper. Lynette was born in Massachusetts, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country with her husband, C.J., a zany Aussie-blue heeler mix, and a duo of cats who have them well-trained. She loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip.
You can find Lynette at her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/lynettesowellauthor


Amish romance with a touch of suspense, what more could we ask for!
This is book number two in the Seasons of Pinecraft series and it was fantastic.
I was captivated from the first chapter to the last. Lynette has the readers on the edge of their seats and the way she portrays the Amish community is like no other.
I was pulling for Betsy and Thad until the very end. I loved the pie eating contest and all of the attention to detail.
This is not a book or author to be missed. This would make a fantastic Christmas gift for the reader on your list!
I have to say this is a 5 star book and I highly recommend this read.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

From This Day Forward By Craig & Amy Groeschel


The choices you make each and every day determine not only your relationship with God but also the quality of your marriage. The decisions you make today will determine the marriage you will have tomorrow.
In From This Day Forward, you will discover five commitments that will absolutely fail-proof your marriage:
1Seek God.
2.Fight fair.
3.Have fun.
4.Stay pure, and
5.Never give up.
If you and your spouse will earnestly commit to do all five of these things, you’ll discover a richer, deeper, more authentic relationship and a more rewarding, more passionate love life.
Don’t be a statistic. Don’t be average. Let’s get you the marriage you’ve always wanted.
Starting right now—from this day forward.

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New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App. He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Amy Groeschel is a home educating mom and leads LifeChurch.tv’s women’s ministry. She is also the founder of Branch15, a nonprofit housing ministry that helps marginalized women and has co-authored SOAR, a Bible study for women.

This was by far the best book for married couples and those seeking to get married. The whole book is chock-full of Godly advice and wonderful stories. I myself loved the pancake story. You will have to pick up a copy to read all about the pancake story.
Craig gives a male and pastor point of view and Amy gives the female point of view. It's the perfect gift for couples about to get married as well as couple that are married and feel like they are sinking and want out of the marriage. I think if we all followed this advice the divorce rate would go down a lot.
I have to say I plan on getting married in 2016 and I will be keeping a copy of this book on my personal book shelf to read at least once a year From This Day Forward.
I gave this book five stars two times and I highly recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

For All Eternity By June Foster



Joella Crawford never expects to meet the man of her dreams when she plows over handsome JD Neilson with her bicycle. She can't just leave the gorgeous guy lying on the ground with a bloody leg so she administers first aid. Now she's convinced God's answered her pleas for a Christian husband. The accountant prays, reads his Bible, and exhibits impeccable manners. He's perfect. Or is he? JD Neilson falls in love with classy interior designer, Joella Crawford, despite his father's directive to marry a woman in the one true church, Exalted Brethren. But the beautiful woman awakens hunger in his heart. No matter how hard he tries to gain status in the afterlife, he can't discover the quiet peace he sees in Joella's life. Can he find the strength to forsake the teachings of his childhood to embrace The Truth? If he does, will Joella accept him or has he lost her forever?

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An award-winning author, June Foster is also a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She is the mother of two and grandmother of ten. June began writing Christian romance in 2010. She penned her first novel on her Toshiba laptop as she and her husband traveled the US in their RV. Her adventures provided a rich source of information for her novels. In 2013, June's book Give Us This Day was a finalist in EPIC's eBook awards and in 2014 a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards for best first book. Ryan's Father won The Clash of the Titles book of the month for January 2014 and was one of three finalists in the published contemporary fiction category of the 2014 Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest and Awards. Deliver Us was a finalist in COTT's 2014 Laurel Awards. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, and Deliver Us, and Hometown Fourth of July. Ryan's Father is available from WhiteFire Publishing. Red and the Wolf, a modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and For All Eternity are available from Amazon.com and Smashwords. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives.

June has such a way with words, she can make you feel as if you are right there in the pages of the book with the characters. You will just love JD and Joella's story. They are characters that are so real just like family.
I loved this romance and I loved that it was from the male characters view. You will fall into the pages of this book and never want it to end,
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Emma Blooms at Last By Naomi King



Romance is in the air during the fall wedding season in the Amish community of Cedar Creek. But while one loving couple prepares to tie the knot, Amanda and Wyman Brubaker’s large family faces a threat from outside their happy circle...and must learn to pull together. Recently wed Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their children from previous marriages have blended together to form a strong family. But when the construction of Wyman’s new grain elevator is delayed, making the project more expensive than anticipated, Amanda’s determination to rally the kids into taking on work to improve the family’s finances comes into conflict with Wyman’s sense of responsibility as head of the household.... Meanwhile, as James Graber and Abby Lambright prepare for their long-awaited nuptials, folks gather from far and wide. Amanda’s nephew Jerome has long been smitten with James’s sister Emma and wants to seize this chance to woo her. But Emma’s been burned once and is twice shy of trusting the fun-loving, never-serious Jerome. As Emma and Jerome struggle to understand each other, and find the courage to make a leap of faith, the Brubakers face a bigger challenge than they first anticipated and begin to discover just what it means to fight...the Amish way.



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A longtime resident of Jamesport, MO, home of the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, Naomi King now lives in Minnesota with her husband and border collie. She is the author of other novels set in the Amish community of Cedar Creek, including Abby Finds Her Calling and Rosemary Opens Her Heart, as well as Book One of the One Big Happy Family series: Amanda Weds a Good Man.


Well Naomi has done it once again. This book is fantastic and I so enjoyed going back to Cedar Creek.  Emma's story is one of the best you are sure to fall in love with her and her story. Is Jerome the one for her? He is nothing like Emma so you will love reading to find out if they become a couple.
Naomi never disappoints and this is just another of her 5 star books, I highly recommend this read.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.