Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson GIVEAWAY!

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, the Belle of All Things Southern, is serving up down-home southern dishes with a healthy side of laugh-out-loud entertainment in Hungry Is a Mighty Fine Sauce. Featuring dozens of tried-and-true recipes complemented by entertaining stories, your hunger--and your craving for humor--are sure to be satisfied! Uncomplicated, delicious recipes including Bodacious Black Bean Salad and Spicy Sausage and Crawfish Spread (125 recipes, to be exact!) fall into categories including Feeding the Funny Farm, Carnivores Are Us, Holidays in Dixie, and Watching the Curves. Eye-catching photos, guaranteed to make your mouth water, are included throughout. . .sure to be a much-appreciated gift or centerpiece on your very own kitchen countertop.
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Shellie is the fun-loving energetic storytelling host of ATS LIVE, a radio talk show that airs live every Monday evening on TALK 540 out of Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, her pretaped All Things Southern radio segments air Monday through Friday on 28 affiliates across the south. Shellie is a popular humorist, speaker, and the author of the nonfiction humor titles Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On” and Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” Both received nominations for SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year and led Jeff Foxworthy to call her, "Laugh out loud funny!" Kori and Missy Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty endorsed Shellie's latest release and debut book in the faith market, Heart Wide Open, saying it will fuel your desire for a deeper relationship with God.

This is what you call a story telling cookbook? "What" you say you never heard of one of those. Then You should pick up a copy right way.
This is a beautiful cookbook the pictures of the decadent food are amazing.
The ingredients are ingredients that can be found in your pantry and the recipes are easy to make they are not time consuming.
This would make the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. It would look great sitting on your kitchen counter.
I love the stories that are throughout the cookbook Tomlinson has a sense of humor.
I'm very excited to give this cook book as a gift this year.
I gave this cook book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this cookbook by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Angel of Forest Hill By Cindy Woodsmall

A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.
Because of Joel’s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God’s providence—is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?
An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.

 When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
 As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?
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Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times, CBA, ECPA, and USA Today best-selling author who has written seventeen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal,and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. In June of 2013, the Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as the one of the top three most popular authors of Amish fiction.
She's won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer's Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings' Best Books of the Year. She's been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.
Her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families enrich her novels with authenticity. Though she didn't realize it at the time, seeds were sown years ago that began preparing Cindy to write these books. At the age of ten, while living in the dairy country of Maryland, she became best friends with Luann, a Plain Mennonite girl. Luann, like all the females in her family, wore the prayer Kapp and cape dresses. Her parents didn't allow television or radios, and many other modern conveniences were frowned upon. During the numerous times Luann came to Cindy's house to spend the night, her rules came with her and the two were careful to obey them--afraid that if they didn't, the adults would end their friendship. Although the rules were much easier to keep when they spent the night at Luann's because her family didn't own any of the forbidden items, both sets of parents were uncomfortable with the relationship and a small infraction of any kind would have been enough reason for the parents to end the relationship. While navigating around the adults' disapproval and the obstacles in each other's lifestyle, the two girls bonded in true friendship that lasted into their teen years, until Cindy's family moved to another region of the US.
As an adult, Cindy became friends with a wonderful Old Order Amish family who opened their home to her. Although the two women, Miriam and Cindy, live seven hundred miles apart geographically, and a century apart by customs, when they come together they never lack for commonality, laughter, and dreams of what only God can accomplish through His children. Over the years Cindy has continued to make wonderful friendships with those inside the Amish and Mennonite communities--from the most conservative ones to the most liberal.
Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest.
If you'd like more information or to contact her, you can go to her website: or Facebook

I really enjoyed this Christmas treat from Woodsmall.
It was a story that was easy to fall in love with the characters were so easy to love well most of them. This is a story of faith, hope and new beginnings.
I truly love a happy ending and this one did not disappoint on that end. I read this book in one sitting it not very long and it holds your attention until the very end.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend this one.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Wish By Beverly Lewis

A Compelling Story of Friendship from the Top Author in Amish Fiction
Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own.
Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind.
When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiancé, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

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I've had my nose in a book, for as long as I remember. When I was about 9 years old, I started writing my own stories. By sixth grade, I'd hand-written a 66-page semi-autobiographical book titled, "She Shall Have Music."
After I was married and our three children were in middle school, I began submitting articles and short fiction to various magazines.
My first book (Holly's First Love) was published in May 1993, the start of a 14-book series for pre-teen girls. Soon after, my first chapter book was published for 7-10-year-old readers ("Big Bad Beans") which later became part of my 24-book series, The Cul-de-Sac Kids. I wrote another long-running series for girls, titled "SummerHill Secrets," which was set very close to Neffsville, PA, where I grew up--near the heart of Amish country.
But it was the story of my grandmother Ada Buchwalter's shunning by her ultra-strict father and subsequently her old order Mennonite community that nudged me toward writing adult fiction. THE SHUNNING was published in 1997 by Bethany House Publishers, and along with its sequels, has touched a nerve in millions of readers intrigued by the Plain tradition of Lancaster County, PA. The Hallmark Movie Channel will air the movie, "Beverly Lewis's The Confession" on January 19, 2013--the sequel to "The Shunning" movie.
My passion for Amish-related stories continues to keep me up at night, and I'm presently editing the 2nd book (The Bridesmaid) in my new series: "Home to Hickory Hollow," due out September 11, 2012.
When I'm between writing deadlines, I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains with my husband. Cooking from scratch, playing Mozart at the piano, and making family memory albums, as well as traveling to meet my devoted readers during book tours, are some of my very favorite things. I also adore reading biographies and memoirs, as well as classic literature.

Lewis has written many Amish fiction books. I have them all in fact but it seems they are all starting to sound the same to me.
This was a story about Leona and Gloria finding each other again after be a part for some years and one of the remained Amish while the other left the Amish.
It was a nice story but one that has been done before. It was well written.
I gave this book 3.5 stars. Just based on it being a retelling of the same ole Amish story. If you have not read an Amish fiction book in a long, then you will enjoy this one.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens By Colleen Coble

“I need you to keep these girls safe . . .”
Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.
Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.
The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn’t exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.
Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won’t leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.
Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.

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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

Ready for a who done it? Coble is getting better at writing cozy mysteries that don't disappoint.
This one was not predictable at all I never would have guessed this one.
Coble throws in a little romance as well as keeping you on the edge of your seat.
This is book three in the Sunset Cove series it can be read as a stand alone.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

All is Bright Adult Coloring Book

 The perfect gift for the creatives and coloring-book lovers in your life! Includes bonus activities and kid-friendly coloring pages for the whole family!
This Christmas season, celebrate the birth of our Savior through beautiful design and devotion. Grab your colored pencils, cozy up with your favorite blanket and a cup of tea, and settle in for a night of peace and wonder with All Is Bright. For lovers of the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books, All Is Bright is the perfect way to transform the Advent and Christmas seasons for your whole family, re-centering the holidays on the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Combining 31 days of rich content by the beloved and inspirational Nancy Guthrie with intricate designs that will reconnect you with the heart of Christ, this coloring book devotional journey reminds us all of what the season really calls us to: worship

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Jesus is the reason for the season. This devotional and coloring book in one are a great way to start your December.
Spend your quiet time each morning reading and coloring while focusing on the reason for the season.
This would make a wonderful gift also. I plan on sharing it with many of my friends.
Such a nice way to spend your mornings.
I gave this coloring book 5 stars. I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this coloring book by the publisher for my honest review.

Monday, September 19, 2016

When Love Arrives By Johnnie Alexander

An Unlikely Couple Struggles to Reconcile the Burdens of Their PastDani Prescott came to the children's hospital to spy on Brett Somers--so how did she end up on a date with him? Weeks earlier she'd seen an interview in which he blamed her mother for the plane crash that had killed his parents. But the crash had killed her mother as well, so Dani can't believe the story Brett's trying to sell to the media.

Vowing to find a way to discredit the privileged--and maddeningly handsome--Brett, Dani has been following him and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use against him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself offering up a fake name and agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something--but he's got his own secrets to keep. What will happen when he discovers who she really is? Will Dani and Brett look beyond their own heartaches to discover a love that could heal their deepest pain?

Fresh, flirty, and fast-paced, When Love Arrives is an engaging story that will have readers falling in love with the characters as they navigate the tricky waters between romance and revenge.

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Johnnie Alexander, author and freelance editor, writes stories that linger in the heart. The first of three contemporary romances, Where She Belongs, releases in January 2016 (Misty Willow Series, Revell).

Her debut novel, Where Treasure Hides (Tyndale, 2013), won the ACFW Genesis Contest (2011 Historical Fiction). "Beneath the Christmas Star," her first short story, appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer--Tales of Joy and Wonder for the Holidays (2013).

Johnnie also has won the Best Novel award at the 2010 Florida Christian Writers Conference and both the Best Novel and Writer of the Year awards at the 2009 FCWC. She is a 2012 Bronze Medalist in the My Book Therapy Frasier Contest.

A graduate of Rollins College (Orlando) with a Master of Liberal Studies degree, Johnnie treasures family memories, classic movies, road trips, and stacks of books. She experiences farm life in the Memphis area with a small herd of alpacas and Rugby, the princely papillon who treed a raccoon.

I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end.
Dani and Brett's story had me from the get go. I hated this story ending I wanted it to go on forever.
You never see some of the twists coming you are not sure where  author Alexander is going with this romance.
This is book two in the Misty Willow series and it was better that the first. It can be read as a stand alone but it was better after having read book one.
I gave this book 4.5 stars. I HIGHLY recommend this book and this series.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Soul of the Matter By Bruce Buff

A scientist’s claim that he’s found the secrets of the universe's origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption.

Dan Lawson, a former government cyber-intelligence analyst, is surprised to be contacted by his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist. Stephen says that he’s discovered amazing information within DNA, including evidence of a creator, and needs Dan’s help to protect his findings. Dan is skeptical and wonders whether he is being manipulated, or if the recent illness of Stephen’s only child, Ava, has caused his childhood friend to fall back on religion for answers to questions best left to science. Spurred by his desire for proof that life has meaning, however, Dan puts aside his doubts and agrees to help.

When an experiment goes terribly awry, Dan realizes he must get to the bottom of Stephen's discoveries. With the help of Trish Alighieri, a pediatric oncologist trying to save Ava’s life, Dan desperately searches for answers—including whether the human soul can survive science’s conquest of nature.

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Bruce Buff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School with finance degrees and has worked as a management consultant and information technology executive. After more years than he’d like to acknowledge, he completed his first novel. In his spare time, he enjoys running, bicycling, and being outdoors, especially on Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley. Bruce and his wife, Claire, are the lucky parents of five children and currently reside in Westchester, New York.

I must say that this novel grabbed my attention from the first page. This thriller will keep you guessing until the end. I really enjoyed reading it and I am sure you will also. This is a thought provoking thriller that touches on the topics of religion and science. Not many people like to discuss these two topics but Buff does it in a exciting way with his fiction novel. If you are looking for a new author give The Soul of the Matter a read. His debut novel will not disappoint. 
I gave this book 4 stars. Give it a try.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Meida for my honest review.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Currency of the Heart By Loree Lough

Shaina Stewart Sterling is tired of living a lie, but she feels she has no choice. It was bad enough that her entrepreneurial husband died an untimely death, but now she's learning just how deep in debt he wasAnd#8212;in spite of the lavish lifestyle he led. She resorts to selling off valuable possessions, piecemeal, to avoid arousing suspicion. She only hopes the profits will be enough to preserve her stately home and protect her reputation.Sloan Remington is staying afloat, but the successful rancher wants to branch out and invest in an industry less vulnerable to the perils that threaten cattle. He decides on the company now managed by the beautiful widow of Harper Sterling. But before he opens his pockets, he wants to investigate the reasons why the firm is foundering. What he finds makes Shaina beholden to him, and he wields his influence by becoming part owner. But Sloan has a secret of his ownAnd#8212;one he isn't ready to share with his business partner, as much as he is attracted to her.When cholera descends on Denver, both business partners jump to help, Sloan conveying the sick to the infirmary, where Shaina draws on her nursing skills to tend to them. This time of trial only brings the two closer together. But is there more in store for them than mere monetary profits?

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At last count, best-selling author Loree Lough had 104 award-winning books (nearly 5,000,000 copies in circulation and 5 titles that earned book-to-movie options), 68 short stories, and 2,500+ articles in print.

An oft-invited guest of writers' organizations, colleges and universities, corporate and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry.

Once upon a time, Loree (literally) sang for her supper, performing alone and "opening" for the likes of Tom Jones, Dottie West, The Gatlin Brothers, and more. Though she refuses to share the actual year when she traded her Yamaha 6-string for a wedding ring, she IS willing to admit that, every now and then, she blows the dust off her six-string to croon a tune or two. But mostly, she just writes (and writes).

Loree and her husband split their time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she continues to hone her "identify the critter tracks" skills. Her favorite passtime? Spending long, leisurely hours with her grandchildren...all seven of them!

She loves hearing from her readers, and answers every letter, personally. You can write her @

You don't want to miss book one in the Secrets on Sterling Street series.
Its a fast paced romance and you are going to enjoy it.
You have to read book one to find out if Shaina puts her pride aside and accepts help from a handsome man.
I read this book in one sitting, you won't want to put it down.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Until I Love Again By Jerry Eicher

Will a Secret from the Past Threaten Susanna's Future?
Susanna Miller's freedom during her rumspringa goes a bit further than she wants her family to know. A birthday sign innocently placed on a gas station billboard condemns Susanna as she realizes her relationship with the charming Joey Macalister, an Englisha man, has become far too close.

Her daett is not pleased, but what he hasn't told her is that he himself has regrets about events from his own rumspringa. Widower Ernest Helmuth knows Ralph Miller's secret, but he has said nothing as of yet. He plans on having Susanna as his bride no matter what.

With her baptism approaching, Susanna knows that time is running out to make her choice: stay with her family or hope she can find love in the Englisha world. With Ernest Helmuth watching, that decision might not be hers to make. 

Is Susanna's faith strong enough to make the right choice?

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As a boy, Jerry Eicher spent eight years in Honduras where his grandfather helped found an Amish community outreach. As an adult, Jerry taught for two terms in parochial Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He has been involved in church renewal for 14 years and has preached in churches and conducted weekend meetings of in-depth Bible teaching. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

I love Amish fiction but it seems it has been all the same as of late. Not Until I Love Again it was different and I really enjoyed reading it. Joey and Susanna's story was one for the books. I loved their story and I really loved how it turned out in the end. Not your same ole story. Its a fresh one.
This is book two in The St. Lawrence County Amish and its a must read for Amish fiction fans.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this book as well as book one A Heart Once Broken.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

8 Steps to Achieve Your Destiny By Samuel Chand

Unforeseen problems.Unanticipated market changes.Unexpected organizational conflicts.No leader is immune to the shifting circumstances and events that can challenge or stymie their professional or organizational progress. Advance warning of these oncoming storms, together with adequate preparation, can mean the difference between disaster and success.Using a wealth of examples gleaned from today's top organizations, Dr. Samuel Chand lays a solid foundation to prepare today's leaders for the unavoidable difficulties. Whether you run a corporation, a non-profit organization, or a church, LadderShifts will provide insight into eight issues every leader must face.These include: Getting the most out of peopleDealing with unexpected painsWhy it's necessary for leaders to make friends with their plansTen tools for gaining new perspectiveDiscerning your essential prioritiesCoping with changing passionsWhy preparation is more important than planningExploring new possibilitiesLadderShifts is certain to become a necessary reference that will assist you in equipping your organization for future success.

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I hate to write reviews where I really disliked what I read. So I feel I should tell you, This book was published under another title.
You can lead your life and others with purpose just by reading your BIBLE, there is not much of a need for this type of book in my opinion.
With a heavy heart and very sad I gave this book 2 stars based on the fact that leaders need to know the Bible and live it as well.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mary Chosen of God By Diana Taylor

"Blessed are you, Mary, chosen of God."Mary is ordinary girl from Nazareth. She helps her mother with household chores, she daydreams about a handsome carpenter's son named Joseph, and at night she lies on the roof and contemplates at the stars. But one evening, a heavenly visitor comes with unexpected news and her life is changed forever. Experience the life of the Messiah from the perspective of his mother, who must place her trust and obedience in Adonai, the Most High, as he fulfills centuries of anticipation in the middle of her daily life. Walk with Mary as she witnesses Yeshua grow, mature, minister, and even crucified and then raised again, to the kindling of her new faith.

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Are you ready for a new author, with a fresh story?
Taylor has written a beautiful and powerful fiction Bible story.
I love the story of Mary the way Taylor has put the story in a fiction book will have you up all night reading.
I gave this book 4 stars and I hope that you will pick up a copy of this one.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

One of the Few By Jason Ladd

Jason B. Ladd grows up in a military family with loving parents but spends his young life filled with spiritual apathy.

Ladd enters the US Marine Corps, becomes a fighter pilot, and sees combat in Iraq before life events align to nudge him into profound spiritual inquiry. Digging deep into his quest for truth, he realizes the art and science of fighter pilot fundamentals can help him on his journey.

Filled with stories that contrast his spiritual apathy with his post-Christian worldview passion, One of the Few is the compelling life story of a spiritual seeker engaged in a thrilling profession combined with a strong, reasonable defense of Christianity.

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Author website:
Jason B. Ladd is an award-winning author, US Marine, and Iraq War veteran. Ladd served on active duty with the Marines for fourteen years and has flown as an instructor pilot in both the F/A-18 and the F-16 fighter jets. He is the founder of Boone Shepherd, LLC and creator of, the largest live online database of book promotions results built by authors. He and his wife, Karry, are the parents of five children.

His book One of the Few was awarded as Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

One Of The Few is surprisingly a good read. Ladd is a US Marine and an Iraq war veteran. He writes about his journey coming to know Christ as a young man to his adult life as a Christian. he draws comparisons between his life as a marine and his life as a Christian. At the beginning of every chapter there is two quotes. One from a non-believer and then a quote from scripture. The Scripture from the Bible contradicts the non-believers quote. There are questions that he asks as a child about God in the beginning of the book. You don't find the answers to the questions until later in the book. I really enjoyed reading about his strong faith in Christ. 
I gave this book 4 stars. Give it a try.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Home on the Range by Ruth Herne

Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children?
Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband,
Pick father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans.

For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble.

Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?

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Best-selling, multi-published author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of over thirty novels and novellas through traditional publishers and her own independent works. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. With over 3/4 million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read. She is also part of Mighty Finn Creations with her photographer/editor daughter Beth Jamison, and their new series "The Adventures of The Mighty Finn" has just released.

She loves chatting with readers through her website blog and hanging with readers and writers in Seekerville... where coffee is always hot, fresh and good! She loves playing in the kitchen, too, with a wonderful group of regionally-inspired inspirational authors at the Yankee Belle Cafe On Goodreads, she's (yes, you guessed it!) Ruth Logan Herne, and that's how to find this prolific author on facebook, too!

 I enjoyed this book from the very first page.  I loved Nick and Elsa. This was a great summer read.
The characters were well developed and the storyline was good. Very good romance and the close family made this a to read.
I gave this book 4 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Family Prayer Made Easy By Teresa Herbic

Today's families are busy. Every morning, parents and children head out for a day full of school, work, sports, music lessons, church activities, and more. We return home, often tuning into television, computers, and technology, and tuning each other out! What would happen if we paused, as families, in the middle of packed schedules to seek the most important avenue of help and assurance available? What would happen if we stopped to pray?

Family Prayer Made Easy is a practical guide for praying together as a family in just ten focused devotions. Together, the family can seek God in Scripture–based, Spirit–driven, action–packed, answer–delivering prayers. It includes simple ways to come together in prayer, stories to share with children of all ages, Scriptures on prayer and God's promises, and 100 interactive ideas for prayer and family worship.

Whether used once a week for ten weeks or once a day for ten days, these prayers and prayer activities will guide the family into powerful, consistent, inclusive prayer, with resources for years to come. 

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Teresa Herbic is the Director of Family Groups at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and Families for Adoption, an international and domestic adoption, foster, and orphan care network. She has published newspaper articles, two children's books about adoption called Cat Tales and Dog Tales, monthly articles for Refocused magazine, and devotional writings for David C. Cook's The Quiet Hour. Herbic worked as creative director of an advertising agency and as Global Market Analyst/Marketing Manager for a major telecommunications firm. There, she became writer and editor of the company's weekly newsletter and operations manual. She later co–founded the company CAMP Relationships, LLC, hosting educational seminars and programs for family and marriage enrichment. She's a volunteer and faith writer for the Humane Society of the United States and a speaker for the Park University River Read Festival. She was the recipient of a Menn Thorpe Award for Literary Excellence Nominee in 2014 and 2015. God has blessed her and her husband, Galen, with two adopted children, Meyana and Braxten. They currently live in Liberty, Missouri.

A rather interesting read. Although still not sure about this one. I am all for anything that will get people to pray and pray together. The idea a family needing a book to learn how to prayer together is a neat idea for new Christians I guess. It would be a helpful guide for new converts.
The interactive prayers are a nice touch.
I like the scripture guides in each chapter as well.
All in All this would be a must have for new families how are just learning to pray.
I gave this book 3.5 stars. This is a good book for new Christian families.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Hawaiian Quilt By Wanda And Jean Brunstetter

Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home? Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.

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Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 70 books with more than 9 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:

Left in Hawaii with no family and unsure how to get home. This was a fantastic book.
I have never been to Hawaii, but after reading this book I felt as if I had been there.
I loved the descriptions of the flowers and the Vog. Yes I said Vog.
I was so excited about the bed and Breakfast couples quilt and the story behind it and the ending about the quilt I don't want to give anything away.
This was such a fantastic read. I gave this book 5 stars and I have to say I LOVED the ending it turns out just the way it should.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Christmas Angel Project By Melody Carlson

Perfect for readers who want a heartwarming and hopeful Christmas story
Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club--enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue.

When the group gathers "one last time" to open a bag Abby's husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas, crafted especially for each woman and accompanied by a sweet and personal note. Inspired by their beloved friend, together Cassidy, Louisa, Grace, and Belinda decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need. Each woman will use her life situation and talents to reach out and help others in her own unique way--little knowing that her own life and her relationships will be changed forever.

Fan favorite Melody Carlson is back with another touching Christmas story sure to grip readers' hearts and perhaps inspire them to become Christmas Angels themselves.

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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 

This was such a warm and emotional read. Melody writes this book with the whole idea of Sometimes it takes a rough patch to get your attention. The four friends learned that very lesson in this wonderful Christmas book.
I have all of Melody's Christmas books and I read then each year this one was a great addition to my collection. I will be reading it again. I love the four friends and the connection I had to each of them was so exciting.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

After reading this one please come back and share with me if this book inspired you to become a Christmas Angel. And share your story with us.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gratitude Coloring Journal

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale’s Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!

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This coloring prayer journal is hard cover and study. It is full of scripture and places to write your prayers and your praises. The pictures to color of fantastic.
This would make a wonderful gift. Its very unexpected so it would make the best "just because" gift.
I really love it size also it fits right in to my purse so I can carry it everywhere.
I gave this coloring prayer journal 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this by the publisher for my honest review.