Monday, April 29, 2013

Katie's Choice By Amy Lillard GIVEAWAY!

Katie Rose Fisher loved Samuel Beachy with an intensity that shook their Amish district. No one doubted they would one day marry, until Samuel turned his back on the church and joined the world of the English.

Alone now in Clover Ridge, Katie Rose dedicates her life to God and the school children she teaches each day. Although she secretly longs for more, Katie knows God’s hand is at work, and she is happy.
News correspondent Zane Carson never even knew Oklahoma had an Amish community until he got the chance to live among them and learn about their day-to-day activities. Their simple way of life is intriguing, but not half as much as the young teacher.
Katie Rose is flattered over the attention she receives from Zane, but she has resolved to never marry. Even if she were to entertain the idea, it surely couldn’t be with an outsider like Zane.
Never one prone to the restraints of organized religion, Zane finds a comfort in the rituals and blessings in the day to day righteous living of this small Amish community. He finds himself, God, and love with Katie Rose.
But as Zane draws closer to Katie Rose, Samuel comes back to repent his ways and return to his place at her side. Can Zane convince Katie Rose that he is committed to adapting to her way of life, or will Samuel win her affec- tions back for himself once again?

Amy Lillard is an award-winning writer who loves reading romance novels from contemporary to Amish. These two genres met in her first book, 2012's Saving Gideon. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma.

Well folks Amy has done it again, wrote one of the best Amish books you will read this year.
I really liked Saving Gideon a lot and I did not think that Amy could write a better story but boy was I wrong. I LOVED Katie's Choice and I only put it down one time to check facebook.  Hey now I can see you all laughing at that. Stop it!
I love the folks in Clover Ridge. I can't get enough of them.
Of course this is a 5 star book who in their right mind can read one of Amy's books and not say it is a 5 star book, Hello you can't put them down.
I can't wait to see what comes next from Amy!
I was given a copy of this book by the author.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ruth's Dilemma and Emma's Choice By June Belfie Giveaway!

Life is complicated for Ruth Zook when her older sister, Emma, stakes her claim on Jeremiah Fisher, the man Ruth secretly loves. Confused, Ruth decides to leave Lancaster County to stay with her Aunt Esther, who left the Amish community as a young woman and now teaches at the university in Philadelphia. Ruth is introduced to a handsome young lawyer, who finds her enchanting and wants to be part of her life. Will Ruth leave all that is familiar for an easier life -- one filled with modern conveniences and luxury, or will she return to her plain Amish life and settle for a marriage, perhaps one without love?
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Emma, the eldest Zook sister, finds her emotions tossed between two available suitors. John Troyer is a handsome single Amish man looking for a wife. He is the same age as Emma and sought after by the other available girls. Gabe Kuhns, is an attractive widower concerned for his two young children and their need for a mother. Emma is not only their teacher in the one-room schoolhouse, but finds herself involved in their personal lives as well. Is there more drawing her to the family than just her concern for the children? Who will win Emma’s heart?
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June Belfie is addicted to writing. Rarely does a day go by without Ms. Belfie spending time on her exciting new career. A music major in school, she later turned to oil painting and sold many at her Inn in the Poconos, where she and her husband Jim spent eleven exciting years creating a get-away haven for weary New Yorkers and Philadelphians, as well as travelers from all walks of life. Ms. Belfie recently published her memoir about inn-keeping called, "Inn Sane" - available now. She also writes inspirational fiction and has just completed the first of a three-book series based on the Amish, which is available in paper or e-book. It’s titled, “Ruth’s Dilemma.” Raising five children (all productive members of society - so far!) she's now enjoying the fruits of her labor - in the form of eight grandkids! June and her husband, Jim, divide their time between Pennsylvania and Titusville, Florida. “Winters are dreary in the north. We thrive on the wonderful sunshiny days Florida has to offer.

The absolutely exquisite  cover models on the cover  of both Amish books are Junes granddaughters. I love it when an author can incorporate her family on the cover of her work.
This is not an Amish author to miss. June really can write a great Amish story, and I must say it is not like most of the other Amish writers books with the same ole story line.
I really enjoyed The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County Series these two books were very hard to put down. High praise for a new Amish author I know but wait until you all read these two books, you will fall in love with Emma and Ruth for sure.
I am so ready for June's next Amish book!
I hate to give up my copies of these two books, but I want to share them with another Amish book lover.
I am giving away both books to two very lucky winners to enjoy. Just leave a comment and come back on Tuesday and see who the lucky winners were!

I was given copies of both books by the author for my honest review.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

All About Grace By June Belfie Giveaway!

Celia, a law student in Philadelphia, discovers unconditional love as she works her way through her past. No father and a promiscuous mother lead her toward self-destruction, but a man's love and his mother's unselfishness give rise to a real future. Everything changes when she discovers she must make a decision that will change the course of her life.
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June Belfie is addicted to writing. Rarely does a day go by without Ms. Belfie spending time on her exciting new career.

A music major in school, she later turned to oil painting and sold many at her Inn in the Poconos, where she and her husband Jim spent eleven exciting years creating a get-away haven for weary New Yorkers and Philadelphians, as well as travelers from all walks of life. Ms. Belfie just published her memoir about inn-keeping called, "Inn Sane" available now.

"All About Grace" is a novel about a young law student who finds herself in turmoil over a major decision, which will turn her life upside down. This is a Christian novel based on major social issues.

I must say June has wrote a book that is sure to help young girls.
I would recommend this book to the young girls in hope that it would touch their lives and help them make the right choices at the right time in the lives.
I can't wait to  read and review Junes new Amish series.
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you sweet June.

Friday, April 26, 2013

True Cover Book 2 By Ruth Kyser GIVEAWAY!

This book continues the story which began in "True Cover". Samuel Clemens Morgan and his FBI team are back. After a shootout 'gone bad' injures all three members of the team, Sam and his team are separated for a time. As Sam tries to recover both mentally and physically, he starts to doubt his faith and what God has planned for his life. Then an unexpected emergency sends Sam and his family to Montana. Events start taking place which cause Sam to wonder about the wisdom of that decision and worry--After all these years, have his wife's enemies finally found her?
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Ruth Kyser is a native Michigander. She loves telling stories that share how much God loves us. Ruth also enjoys reading others writing, quilting, gardening, genealogy, and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is also actively involved with her local church where she writes and edits a bi-monthly church newsletter.

Are you ready for a good suspense read? If you said YES you are going to really enjoy this latest book by Ruth.
I enjoyed True Cover book 1 Volume 1 but I have to say books two is so much better. I really liked it and  reading more about the FBI team in book 2 was great.
Ruth has a way of telling a story, I hope that there is a book 3 in this series.
I was given a copy of this book by the author.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Darkness Before Dawn By Ace Collins GIVEAWAY!

On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards’ husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas, the teen, comes from one of the most influential families in the community. He’s a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. Angered by her senseless loss, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further—until the D.A. intervenes.

The results of the brutal trial enrage Meg, leading her down a frightening path of retribution. When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?
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Ace Collins is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than 60 titles, including The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Farraday Road, and Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Scroll. Ace frequently speaks across the country and on radio and has appeared on national television shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, The Early Show and more. When not writing, he works as a magazine editor and graphic designer, as well as host for a charity organization radio and television broadcast. Ace and his wife, Kathy, are based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

I am a huge fan of Ace's writing.  He writes about hard issues and in a powerful way!
This is a book about tragedy and grief that will grip you from page one and not let go until the last page.
If you are ready for a book about love and loss then you must pick up a copy of his latest book Darkness before Dawn. You can never go wrong with any of Aces books.
I could not put it down, it was wrote with so much heart.
I recommend this book.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Katie's Journey to Love By Jerry Eicher GIVEAWAY!

In book two of Amish fiction author Jerry S. Eicher's new Emma Raber's Daughter series, Katie Raber's journey of discovery continues after her mamm's marriage to Jesse Mast. Drawn back from the Mennonite world briefly by the miracle of Mamm's changed heart, Katie finds she can't totally abandon her new Mennonite friends.
Jesse's oldest daughter, Mabel, refuses to accept Katie, creating conflict at home. Ben Yoder, the most popular boy in the community, also begins to attend the Mennonite youth gatherings in his attempt to run away from personal problems.
Overjoyed at the attention Ben pays her, Katie pursues the relationship willingly. When an opportunity comes to travel with her Mennonite friends to Europe to explore the roots of the faith, Katie can't believe how much she is being blessed. Especially after a secret donor pays for the trip.
While in Europe, Katie learns the truth about Ben when he is arrested. As her world comes crashing down, she finds healing in her visit to the Alps and the land where her forefathers suffered so much. She returns home determined to mend the bad feelings with Jesse's daughter, Mabel, and to continue on the path to healing without Ben.
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Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 450,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

 Again you all know that Jerry is one of my favorite male Amish authors, so you all already know where this review is going. I have to say that book two in Emma Raber's Daughter series is a fantastic 5 star must read. I could not put it down. I read it in one sitting.
You all already know that you will not find a better written Amish book then one of Jerry's books. So this is a must read for all.
Jerry has wrote another unforgettable story, you are sure to love.
I highly recommend this book.

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Gate By Dann Stouten Giveaway!

When an ad for a vacation cottage catches the eye of a man on the edge of burnout, he impulsively sets off to visit the property while his wife and daughters are away. When he arrives and is ushered through the gate, he finds something far different from the typical vacation retreat. In fact, it seems he may have found the back door to heaven. The proprietor and people from his past welcome him with food, rest, and conversation until what started out as a little escape from everyday life turns into an experience he will never forget.

This imaginative novel explores the big questions we all have about what lies beyond this earthly life. Readers hungry for a taste of heaven will find in The Gate hope, encouragement, and pure joy.
Please pick up a copy of this 5 star book

Dann A. Stouten is senior pastor of Community Reformed Church in Zeeland, Michigan, one of the fastest-growing churches on the West Michigan lakeshore. After a highly successful career in the auto industry, Dann returned to school and earned his DMin in narrative preaching. This is his first novel.

The Gate is as close to being like The Shack as it gets. This is such a deep powerful moving book. In fact I have bought copies for many people.
I was moved and inspired by this fantastic book.
I hope that each and everyone of you  pick up a copy of the book and please share it with your friends as well.
I have to say that this is one of those rare 5 stars two times books. You will not be able to put it down.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.
I will be doing a giveaway of this book but for every 15 comments I will draw another winner so tell everyone you know to come over and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning a copy.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Beyond the Power of Love By Janice Romney GIVEAWAY!

Some of Janice Romney's earliest memories bring back painful images of sexual abuse, and the guilt and turmoil from that abuse at age five carried throughout her life. In Beyond the Power of Love, Romney narrates her life story from the perspective of a mother and woman who lived through abuse, divorce, marriage, transformation, and fallen dreams-only to discover the healing power of love. In this new revision of her earlier book, Beneath Wings of Angel, she provides firsthand insight deep into the heart of a disturbing and terrifying world of abuse. She shares a journey filled with heartbreaking challenges as she moves from domestic violence to freedom. Even with its difficulties, however, her story is one of great healing, faith, and love.
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Janice Romney is an acclaimed speaker and inspirational voice for women. Since 2004, she has mentored women in crisis from spousal/partner abuse and taught high school students the risks of teen dating violence. She currently lives in New Mexico. Visit her online at

What an emotional read. This book is not for those who have it all together and have never been though rough times. This book is not for those that have a perfect life and never had any pain in their lives.
It was a very painful read for me.
It took a lot of faith and courage to write this book.
This is one  remarkable women, Hats off to you Janice.
If you or someone that you know has been though betrayal of religion and or spousal abuse this is a book you must get a copy of.
It will be on my book shelf from now on.
I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Payne & Misery By Catherine Leggitt GIVEAWAY!

All that sparks is not gold for Christine Sterling. The luster of her shiny "Golden Years" dream fades when Christines newly retired husband, Jesse, succumbs to an exciting new hobby requiring long weekends away. Add to this dilemma Christines dubious "gift" of observation, a super-sized helping of free time, and a double dose of imagination. Sprinkle with peculiar circumstances lurking in the neighborhood and what do you get? Not the glittering paradise of togetherness Jesse promised. You get trouble. Big trouble.  Christine has already developed a bad reputation for conjuring wild tales to explain ordinary occurrences. Who is likely to take her seriously when she discovers a bruised and neglected neighbor named Lila Payne? Try as she might, she cannot interest anyone in Lilas dire need for immediate rescue. Something about crying wolf once too often.  But when Lila and Christines beloved Border collie Molly both disappear the same night, Christine dives headfirst into a dark pool swirling with muddy secrets and misery. Her best friend throws her a lifesaver of prayer and she begins to sense God at work in the situation. But even with Gods help, can they save Lila and Molly before it is too late?
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Catherine Leggitt is author of the cozy mystery series, Christine Sterling Mysteries. She is also an inspirational speaker presently residing in northern California. During her first career--after raising children and before caring for her aging parents--Catherine worked as an elementary school teacher, where she developed her flair for playacting and storytelling. Struggling with retirement, Catherine needed a distraction and found it at her keyboard.

Catherine is mother of three and grandmother of six. When she isn't writing or playing with the grandchildren, she sings in the church choir, attends Bible Study Fellowship, and prepares for her next move. After surviving nine moves in twenty five years, it's only a matter of time before her husband, Bob (who must be part gypsy) gets the urge to pack up and relocate one more time. Catherine limps along with these moves, grateful for the opportunities to keep from accumulating more stuff than Bob will want to move.

Payne & Misery, the first in the Christine Sterling Mystery series, won second place at the Orange County Christian Writer's Conference in 2010. In 2012, Ellechor Publishing House published the series. In Payne & Misery, Christine learns that pain is inevitable but misery is a choice while unofficially investigating the disappearance of her neglected and abused neighbor, Lila Payne. The second book, The Dunn Deal, finds Christine dealing with the nature of Truth as she investigates the murder of Deputy Baxter Dunn. In the third book, Parrish the Thought, Christine comes to terms with her own prejudiced heart while trying to rescue a teenager accused of murdering Nevada City matron, Bessie Parrish. Parrish the Thought placed in the quarter finals of the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.

This was the first book by Catherine, I have read. I loved it. I really like a good mystery and she can sure write a good page turner. I love the added story of the border collie, I am a big dog lover.
Catherine is an author to watch out for, she can sure write a story that keeps your attention to the very end.
I can not wait to read they other two books in this series.
I give this book 4 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Never-Ending Night By Tanya Stowe GIVEAWAY!

On the eve of the Battle of Shiloh, Union soldier Tyler Sheridan has a premonition he is going to die. That night, he writes an epic anti-war poem called “Never-ending Night.” The next day, a cannonball explodes in front of him, but rather than walking through the gates of Heaven, Tyler steps into a modern-day Civil War reenactment. Confused by a world he can’t comprehend, Tyler has no choice but to rely on a beautiful and fascinating photojournalist for help.

As Stacy Sutton watches Tyler emerge from the rising smoke of faux cannon fire, she’s amazed by the authenticity of his uniform and demeanor—and then he claims to be from the nineteenth century, a mere delusion according to doctors. But Stacy’s not convinced Tyler is delusional and sees helping him as her second chance—an opportunity to atone for the death of her partner...and her past. As the mystery surrounding Tyler’s appearance deepens, it threatens any hope they have of a future together, and Stacy finds she must discover whether the man she loves is a traveller through time or a mad man lost in his own delusions.
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Tanya has had an eclectic career, doing market research, arts education and event coordination. She has written for the real estate industry, television, publicity firms and national publications. Tanya has been married to her high school sweetheart for thirty-seven years. They have four children and eighteen grandchildren. Currently, they are living and working in the Middle East where they are beginning a new phase of their life with much adventure!

I love a book about unexpected love, forgiveness and faith. Tanya's latest has it all. I read this book in one afternoon. It was a fast read. The negative about the book was the book ended way to fast for me. I love Tonya's books, but they are just to short for me. She needs to write longer books, so that I can stay with the characters longer.
Aside from that you are going to LOVE this book. It is a very inspirational book and the Lord shines in this book.
I recommend this book and I hope that you will get a copy and enjoy it as well.

I was given a copy of this book by the author.

Monday, April 15, 2013

One year today!

Today is the one year anniversary of  my blog! Thank you all so much for all of your support! I have made so many wonderful friends because of this blog. I love each and everyone of you so much!

Grounded By Neta and Dave Jackson GIVEAWAY!

...But Hope May Be Just Across the Street

Grace Meredith is a beloved contemporary Christian recording artist whose career--and personal life--hits unexpected turbulence. She feels grounded--in more ways than one.
Grace s fiancé, bothered by her outspoken stance on purity and her near-constant travel, has broken off their relationship. Exhausted and unable to continue her current concert schedule, Grace returns home to Chicago, where she is soon stranded in a major snowstorm. Facing new questions about her future and her faith, Grace finds herself connecting for the first time with the residents of her neighborhood. What she discovers in these unexpected relationships could change everything.

Welcome to the Neighborhood
The first in the Windy City Neighbors series, Grounded is an uplifting, contemporary story about ordinary people wrestling with the spiritual and practical issues of real life. The series employs the innovative storytelling technique of parallel novels, each with its own drama and story arc, but whose characters lives become intertwined and affect one another. Grounded welcomes you to Beecham Street--a typical, isolated American neighborhood that might just be a place of hope.
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As a kid I was crazy about horses and animals of all kinds and loved to draw (horses, mostly). Since I didn't have a horse, I wrote stories about them instead. My high-school English teacher sent one of my stories (about a couger) to a Scholastic magazine writing contest and it won First Place . . . and the rest, as they say, is history. I wanted to be a writer!
I grew up on the campus of a private Christian school in Seattle where my parents were teachers. A lovely childhood, though fairly sheltered. But college took me back to the Chicago area and a whole new world. My husband and I settled in the Chicago area soon after getting married, and even though we both grew up in solid Christian homes, our search to deepen our faith took the form of Christian community for much of our family life raising kids. Eventually the critical issue of racial reconciliation became the call of God upon our life, and we chose to immerse ourselves in African American and multi-cultural churches. Our world and our hearts expanded. What a gift these relationships of faith have been!
All during this time, my husband and I have been a writing team--writing books with expert resource people (as their co-authors) on a variety of topics (from medical ethics to stories of gang kids), then writing a whole series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes--40 titles in all!--called the Trailblazer books (and a series of "Hero Tales," five volumes in all). Now we are each writing adult fiction--the Yada Yada Prayer Group series for me, which was inspired by my real-life Bible study sisters, a multi-cultural group of feisty women going on 12 years now that God has used to turn my life upside down, or rather, rightside up! (I have to admit, sometimes my real world and my fictional world get a bit mixed up!)
I've been married for 40-plus years to the same wonderful man, we are truly partners in life. We raised two kids plus a Cambodian foster daughter, and together they've given us eight beautiful grandchildren! As one of my girlfriends and I agree: The best stress-busters in the world are pets, gardening, and grandkids!

I really enjoy Neta's writing and her books are always a pleasure to read.
This book was a little different from her other books, not sure why I did not get into it like I aways do with her books. The story line was good, I enjoyed the character Grace and all that she went though but it was  just slow in my opinion.
I was given a copy of this book to review by Wynn-Wynn Media

Friday, April 12, 2013

Between Heaven and Texas By Marie Bostwick GIVEAWAY!

In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there. . .
Welcome to Too Much--where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it's well known that the females in Mary Dell's family have two traits in common--superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.
While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she'll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted--a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . .
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I was born and raised in the Northwest. However, as an adult, I've had eighteen addresses in eight US states and two cities in Mexico. Now I live in rural Connecticut, in a town very similar to the fictional village of New Bern, the setting of the popular Cobbled Court Quilt novels. So far, I've written ten books, five in the Cobbled Court Quilt series. A quilter myself for twenty-five years, I enjoy dabbling in all quilting styles but work mostly in traditional and foundation piecing. When not home writing, I can often be found speaking at national quilt shows and quilt guilds around the country.

I have to say that I loved Marie's book Between Heaven and Texas, it is a fun uplifting read. It is the prequel to Cobbled Court Quilts series. Do you like to wrap up in a homemade quilt and read a great book? This is the book for you!
The characters are like family, and you can't get enough of them, Mary Dell was the best! You will be thinking about them long after you finish the last page.
The love and humor in this book it was just what I needed.
I highly recommend this fantastic book.
I give this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What color is Monday? By Carrie Cariello Giveaway!

Raising five children would be challenge enough for most parents, but when one of them has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the adventures become even more fascinating. In this moving--and often funny--memoir, author Carrie Cariello invites us to take a peek into exactly what it takes to get through each day with four boys and one girl, and shows us the beauty and wonder of a child who views the world through a different lens, who sees the days of the week as colors and wants to know: What Color is Monday?
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Carrie Cariello lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband, Joe, and their five children. She is a regular contributor to Autism Spectrum News and has been published in several local parenting magazines. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Rockefeller College and an MBA from Canisius College in New York. At best estimate, she and Joe have changed roughly 16,425 diapers.

This is a must read book even if you are not a parent. It is such a touching memoir. I laughed and cried and over all I really enjoyed this book! I highly recommend you pick up a copy of it.
You are sure to fall in love with Jack and his mother Carrie. What a great family the Cariello's are!
I was given a copy of this book by the author.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If the Shoe fits By Sandra Bricker GIVEAWAY!

Julianne used to believe in fairy tales; she's been watching for Prince Charming to come charging in on his white steed ever since the day her mother read her Cinderella for the first time. But she's never come close to finding the perfect man-instead she's always tripping over her childhood best friend, Will. And who finds their Prince Charming on a 10-speed bicycle on the other side of the cul de sac? Well... Julianne does. Only she doesn't have a clue.
She and Will are attorneys now, and they've joined up in private practice in a beautiful Cincinnati office building that overlooks the Ohio River. And then one day Julianne is on her way to court, and runs right smack dab into Prince Charming. But when she looks again, all she finds is a metaphoric sign she is certain came straight from Heaven: The Prince's toolbox has fallen off the back of his truck, and a work boot along with it. What better way for God to grab the attention of a Cinderella-in-training than to show her a glass slipper...errrr, work boot?...waiting to be reunited with its owner?
So she sets out to track down the mysterious Prince Charming. He's the most gorgeous guy she's ever seen...and a caring animal rescuer, too. Surely he must be the soul mate God has prepared her for.
But, Julianne's prince is starting to look less and less charming all the time. No matter how she tries to romanticize him, he just keeps tumbling down off that dumb pedestal. And with the Bar Association dinner coming up that will honor her for her outstanding charity work over the year, Julianne wants so much for her friends and colleagues to see her with someone besides her best friend Will. To make matters worse, Prince Charming has no designs on wearing a penguin suit and attending a stuffy old dinner. With her pride pressing in on her like sticks from a cactus, Julianne sinks to the bottom of the proverbial barrel and actually offers to pay Paul to be her date.
Julianne is on a collision course with God's perfect plan for her life...if only she could open her eyes and see it before it's too late.
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SANDRA D. BRICKER was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for 15+ years. She is now a best-selling, award-winning author of laugh-out-loud fiction for the inspirational market. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics and a cure. Her latest novel, Book #3 of 4 in the Another Emma Rae Creation series for Abingdon Press, is Always the Designer, Never the Bride. Sandie invites every reader to click the FOLLOW button on her newly-redesigned blog and contribute to the ongoing conversations,

This is the first book I have read by Sandra, BUT not my last.
This was such a fun book, I loved it.
Don't we all love a good  fairytale, the happy ever after is what we all are looking for in a 5 star book.
You are sure to enjoy the super fun character Julianne. Will Julianne find her prince charming? You must pre-order your copy to find out.
I recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, fast book to enjoy.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Winnowing Season By Cindy Woodsmall Giveaway!

The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.

Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.

Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?
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Cindy Woodsmall is a best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction book Plain Wisdom whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline, in the Wall Street Journal, and throughout other Christian and general news outlets. She lives outside of Atlanta with her family.

Cindy has done it again, another 5 star book that was impossible to put down.
I loved book two in Amish Vines and Orchards series.
I highly recommend this series.
If you have not read an Amish books yet, I doubt that is the case but if so, you must read Cindy's books, you will fall in love with her writing.
I give this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for review.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Angel Falls By Connie Mann GIVEAWAY!

When her best friend is killed in an explosion, leaving Regina da Silva with her friend’s young child, she doesn’t realize that the child was as much a target as her friend. Brooks Anderson has been sent to find the child and bring it to the US. When circumstances bring them together in Brazil, they find themselves being pursued by a killer as they protect an orphaned baby.

As the danger heightens around them, so does the attraction between Regina and Brooks, despite their differences. Regina and Brooks have both been broken by their violent pasts, but while Regina relies on her faith to deal with her past, Brooks has turned away from God. Will their pasts stop them from realizing their true feelings for each other when their pursuer strives to keep them apart forever?
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Author Connie Mann lives in Central Florida and offers encouragement and inspiration on her blog, Her romantic suspense novel, TRAPPED! showcased a gator-trapping heroine, while a trip to her father’s native Brazil provided the inspiration for Angel Falls. The screenplay for her romantic comedy, Catch of a Lifetime, was made into a feature-length film. Connie is a member of Romance Writers of America, Volusia County Romance Writers, Central Florida Romance Writers and Faith, Hope and Love, RWA’s inspirational chapter. Connie is also the author of Parenting in the Home Stretch: Twelve Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Life on Their Own. She has written dozens of articles, ghostwritten six books and was the editor of a parenting magazine.

Well I can say I got my suspense fix with Connie's new book! I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. This was the first book by Connie that I have read, it will not be my last/
I love books with adventure and romance.
You will feel the pain that  Regina feels and you will feel the emotion she feels as she tries to move forward.
But I am sure that you will be a huge fan of Connie's after you have read Angel Falls.
I give this book 4 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review

Sunday, April 7, 2013

There is a Miracle in 21 By Lorieen Henry

With a unique candor and glimpses of desperation,
God allows Lorieen to use There Is A Miracle in 21: God
Completes! as therapy. Welcome to Lorieen's therapy
with God! Journey with her through the mess to the
miracle! It is an unorthodox book, where she shares her
struggles while simultaneously pouring out her heart,
hope, inspiration, and encouragement as the Lord
allows. Whether she is sharing feelings of inadequacy,
confessing faults, or sharing words of encouragement,
she does it with a heart to glorify God.

Lorieen D. Henry is a homemaker and veteran of the United States Army. She holds a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. She spends most of her time exhorting others for the glory of God. Henry, the ordinary, has been graced to do the extraordinary. She and her family currently reside in Germany.

This is a really good motivational book for Christians. I enjoyed and I am am sure that you all will find something in it just for you as well.
This book is full of full of scriptures and quotes  many things you are going though in your everyday life.
I urge you to pick  up a copy of this book to read every morning.
I was given a copy of this book by the author.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

True Cover By Ruth Kyser Giveaway!

In a matter of 24 hours, Sarah Masters lost everything that was important to her - her job, her friends, her house. Now a madman is hunting her down to kill her, and the only ones stopping him are the FBI Agents who have pledged to keep her safe. But in the process of protecting her, these FBI Agents touch Sarah's life in a way she never expected as they cause her to question her relationship with God and His plan for her future. Sam Morgan is the FBI Agent tasked with the job of keeping Sarah safe. He and his team fight to keep Sarah alive - and in the process, all of their lives are changed in ways they never expected.
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Ruth Kyser is a native Michigander. She loves telling stories that share how much God loves us. Ruth also enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, genealogy, and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is also actively involved with her local church where she writes and edits a bi-monthly church newsletter.

A very intriguing suspense read. One that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Ruth is such a great story teller, this was the first book I read by Ruth but I will be back for more from her.
I can't wait to see what she writes next.
True Cover is a very easy, fun read, You can read it in one afternoon.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Unrivaled By Siri Mitchell GIVEAWAY!

Three-Time Christ Finalist Pens Another Winning Historical Romance

Lucy Kendall always assumed she'd help her father in his candy-making business, creating recipes and aiding him in their shared passion. But after a year traveling in Europe, Lucy returns to 1910 St. Louis to find her father unwell and her mother planning to sell the struggling candy company. Determined to help, Lucy vows to create a candy that will reverse their fortunes.

St. Louis newcomer Charlie Clarke is determined to help his father dominate the nation's candy industry. Compromise is not an option when the prize is a father's approval, and falling in love with a business rival is a recipe for disaster when only one company can win. Will these two star-crossed lovers let a competition that turns less than friendly sour their dreams?
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Sir Mitchell has written nearly a dozen novels, three of which were named Christ Award finalists. A graduate of the University of Washington with a business degree, she has worked in many levels of government and lived on three continents. She and her family currently reside in the D.C. metro area. Learn more at

This is not the first book I have read by Siri, but is it much different then her other books. But then again Siri has a much different writing style she writes with such details and feeling.
This book will pull you back in time and you will not want it to let you go.
I think all of the historical fiction fans will LOVE this book and not be able to put it down.
I give this book 4 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Taylor's Gift By Todd and Tara Storch Giveaway!

In March 2010, thirteen-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Knowing Taylor's caring spirit, they were sure this was what she would have wanted. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.

Now Tara and Todd share their inspiring story, shining a light at the end of the tunnel for those enduring the suffering of losing a loved one. Through the stories of the donor recipients, readers will discover hope in the midst of pain. Honest with their struggles, the Storches show readers that life is a gift and our response to grief is a choice. They also speak with a clear voice about the importance and the blessing of being an organ donor, telling the inspiring story of the creation of Taylor's Gift Foundation and its goals to raise awareness of the need for organ donation, to re-gift life, renew health, and restore families. They are changing the conversation around the globe that organ donation is not about death--it's about life! Foreword by Max Lucado.
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A real story of HOPE!
This book touched me so much,  it is a great healing story.
The tears just poured as I read this book but I was also so blessed to have been able to read the blessings that took place if not for the tragedy.
This is one of the strongest families.
It is my hope that each and everyone of you will pick up a copy of this book as well as share it with someone you love.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.