Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Horse for Kate By Miralee Ferrell GIVEAWAY!

A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad ... and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

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Miralee Ferrell is the author of eleven popular novels, including the bestselling Blowing on Dandelions. She and her husband live on eleven acres along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state, where she loves horseback riding on the wooded trails near her home. She also enjoys playing with her dogs, Lacey and Sophie.

Honesty is hard to learn from a book as well as respect but this author sure has a way with words that is pours out on each page. A great book for kids ages 8-13 with great lessons and a fun story about the love of horses.
It is very entertaining and is sure to hold the attention of pre teens.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it for the children in your life.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn media for my honest review.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Then Sings my Soul By Amy Sorrells

When Nel Stewart returns home due to the sudden death of her mother, she realizes her beloved father, Jakob, is struggling with dementia.
With the reappearance of a high-school sweetheart, deliveries from Ukraine addressed to her, and the discovery of a mysterious, vintage aquamarine gemstone, Nel senses God is pulling her into the past to restore their faith and their futures. Told partially through Jakob's flashbacks of fleeing genocide-ridden eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel combines elements of mystery, history, faith and romance to reveal how God redeems the broken years ... and our future.

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Amy K. Sorrells writes about the healing of broken places. Her passion for healing is also reflected in her role as a registered nurse for a large hospital. The award-winning writer and author of the novel, How Sweet the Sound, lives with her husband and three sons in central Indiana.

Mystery, and romance make for a very intriguing read.
You will love this read and the message behind it, God never leaves his people.
The characters and the storyline are ones that you won't soon forget.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend you picking up a copy.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn media for my honest review.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Betting on Hope By Debra Clopton

A bet gone wrong. A small town’s meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.
Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it’s beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie’s bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career—and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.
Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he’d like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru’s fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do—for her own good.
In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart’s desires.

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Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist first published in 2005 and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra is the author of the acclaimed Mule Hollow Matchmaker Series, and her goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words. Visit her website at Twitter: @debraclopton Facebook: debra.clopton.5

They were finally home, lost in their love and found because of it. What a fantastic love story.
I fell in love with Maggie Hope and Tru and their story, it is different, this is not your everyday love story.  The Characters come to life right in front of you from the very first page.
I must say this is a real page turner. I never put it down until the last page.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Slimy By Karen Arnpriester

Slimy is the painful account of my experiences as a bullied, isolated and humiliated child. My journey of abuse began in the fifth grade and continued through the ninth. I chose to share my story so that others will understand how bullying can damage and alter a child’s self- image. How we learn to tolerate injustice and mistreatment as if we do not deserve anything better. A belief that can alter a lifetime. My story is sad and filled with powerful memories that affected who I became, but my story is not unique, many children are targeted and suffer quietly without an escape. Every school has bullies, children that are angry, hurtful people who are allowed to control and determine who has value and who does not. I believe that a solution to the rampant epidemic of bullying will need the involvement of parents and teachers, but the most effective resolve for this growing threat will require a student body that chooses not to tolerate bullies and the pain they inflict. The true power belongs to the students who passively watch. These students empower the bullies through their silence and apathy. I hope to encourage the bullied child, inspire the student body to make a difference and expose the fear that bullies operate through.

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Karen Slimick Arnpriester (October 1953) was born in Alton, Illinois and moved to California when she was eight. Karen has owned her own graphic art business for twenty years. Anessia's Quest is her first book. Her second book is titled Raider's Vendetta. Her new release, Slimy, is a non-fiction account of her years as a bullied and isolated child.

Please visit Karen's website You will find pages for both books with synopsis, reviews and first twelve chapters as free download. Karen's blog page "My Thoughts" is also available at her site.

This is a very inspiring read that is sure to encourage students in school today.
Bulling is one of the worst things our youth has to endure in this day and time it is worse then it has ever been.
This is such a great book to help encourage youth.
The author has put all of her hurt on the pages of this book. You get a look into her life and she shares pictures as well.
I gave this book 5 stars and look forward to more from this author.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gone Before By Judy Fisher

As a child Judy Fisher doubted, and feared, the idea that those who have crossed over can be with us in our lives on Earth. As an adult, she faced the illness and subsequent death of her mother, which taught her more about life and death than she could ever imagine... Gone Before tackles the complicated and emotional issue of life after death in an intelligent, compassionate way, taking the reader on the author's quest not only to cope with her grief but come to terms with death and what comes afterward. It's a compelling story of the miracles that occur as this life morphs into the next, and an uplifting lesson of love and hope.

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This was a  heart gripping story, I cried and I felt very sad at times through  out this book.
Love and hope two things must of us like to read about, you will find that this emotional read has lessons to be learned.
The book has some grammar issues, if you can get past that you may be able to read it and enjoy it. 
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Paleo Chef By Pete Evans

Acclaimed international chef and television personality Pete Evans takes a whole new approach to making gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free meals that are worthy of a restaurant but effortless to prepare. More and more people are discovering the health benefits of the Paleo lifestyle by cutting out processed, sugary foods and instead eating quality proteins and fats, fresh vegetables and fruits, and nuts and seeds. However, following this way of eating doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or spending a long time in the kitchen. In The Paleo Chef, Evans provides more than 100 recipes for gorgeous food that is satisfying, distinctive, and good for you, including Kale Hummus, Vietnamese Chicken Wings, and Key Lime Tart. Each and every one of Evans’s innovative recipes pops with flavor and is brought to life with stunning, full-color photography. Living—and eating—the Paleo lifestyle has never been so effortless and so delicious.

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Pete Evans - born passionate!
chef, paleo ambassador, health coach, restaurateur, media personality, author and more...
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Born in Melbourne, raised on the Gold Coast and currently resides between Sydney and the USA - certified true blue Aussie.
Passions include teaching people about the paleo way, surfing, fishing - and cooking and living with a fantastically feel-good healthy focus.
Restaurants have been a part of Pete's life since the age of 19. He has opened seven in his time as a chef and restaurateur.
High-profile catering is another proud passion - from a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark to a private dinner for Martha Stewart or a gala G'Day USA dinner for 600 in New York City, Pete loves making any event super special.
I could not wait to get this book, the recipes and the Introduction were what I was so excited about.
Sad to say that only a few of the recipes were ones I would want to cook. The Introduction was very informative and helpful, you will learn a little bit about Ghee and Raw honey. There is a page about the power of fermented foods.
The pictures were fantastic through out the whole book.
The ingredients were not always in my pantry that made it a little frustrating .
I would have to say that this was a disappointing 3.5 star book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Finding Favor with the King By Tommy Tenney

Tenney takes readers to Esther's preIslamic Persia to uncover the secrets that helped her win the heart and gain the ear of the king and save her people from destruction. A Jewish girl of no royal heritage was chosen to become the Queen of Persia. Was it her beauty alone, or did she know an important and mysterious truth? Tenney challenges his readers to move beyond formal petitions or even "storming the gates of heaven" to that intimate embrace of worship where the bride's petitions move the King's heart and where kingdoms, people, and situations begin to shift like pawns on a divine chessboard.

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Tommy Tenney is the author of multi-million selling The God Chasers series. He has written more than thirty books, with eight best-selling titles to date. Tommy has books in over forty languages, traveled into more than seventy-two countries and television broadcast into one hundred twenty nations. Tommy spent ten years pastoring and has spent over twenty years in itinerant ministry. His two passions are leading others to seek the presence of God and encouraging unity in the body of Christ. He is the founder of, a mission's ministry organized to assist pastors globally, and distribute Tommy's teachings through various media. Three generations of ministry in his family heritage, and three daughters, have given Tommy a unique perspective on ministry. The Tenneys reside in Louisiana with their three daughters, their son-in-law, four grandchildren and two Yorkies.

This is a well written and thought out book. Tenney gives an insight of how Esther found favor with King Xerxes through "The Twelve Protocols of the Palace". This was a very easy read and kept my attention. I didn't find myself wanting to hurry through this book. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a closer walk with God.
Tenney is a man after Gods own heart.
I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Meek and Mild By Olivia Newport

The leadership in an Old Order Amish community requires shunning friends and family whose only offense is to embrace the new Protestant practice of Sunday school among the Mennonites, but teaching Bible stories to children is one of Clara Kuhns’ great joys. Clara’s on the verge of saying yes to Andrew Raber’s marriage proposal, but now he is flagrantly refusing to submit to the bishop’s authority by owning a car. When the lot falls to Moses Beachy to become the new bishop, the community waits for him to take bold steps toward change. Clara and Andrew step together into a more progressive Amish faith as the Beachy Amish take form.

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Olivia Newport's novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. She chases joy in Colorado, where daylilies grow as tall as she is. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books.

Oh boy are you Amish fans in for a real treat. Meek and Mild is a super hit in my book. Olivia is an author that writes with passion and writes about faith like no other.
Real Characters that you are sure to love and not soon forget.
A phenomenal romance. Great storyline. God's will, we they seek it? You don't want to miss this second book in the Amish turns of time series.
I gave this book 5 stars and recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Beauty of Grace By Dawn Camp and many others

In this hectic life, we all need a little peace, a little quiet, and a little beauty. Combining heartfelt stories from some of today's foremost writers and bloggers with stunning photography of God's incredible creation, The Beauty of Grace is a haven of calm contemplation amidst the chaos.This uplifting collection includes moving stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, and more from popular writers such as Jessica Turner, Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Ann Voskamp, Bonnie Gray, Tsh Oxenreider, Leeana Tankersley, Emily Freeman, Margaret Feinberg, and many others. Each story is accompanied by an uplifting Scripture verse, and the book includes Dawn's stunning photos. Foreword by Holley Gerth.

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Are you ready for a soul stirring book? This is your book. There is so much for everyone in this book.
This is a book that emotion pours through every page. Such an eclectic bunch of authors, they put so much into this book.
I enjoyed every single story in this book.
You will feel the emotions on every page. I just curled up with my favorite quilt and read and took time to reflect and I loved my time with this book.
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it. 
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Where Rivers Part By Kellie Coates Gilbert

Following in her estranged father's footsteps, Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her scientific acumen to corporate America, providing safe drinking water for millions--and affording her plenty of perks along the way. Then, without warning, a fast-moving disaster sweeps Juliet into a whirlpool of corporate scandal and puts lives at risk. As she scrambles to find answers, Juliet must face her deepest wounds and join forces with her father to expose a far-reaching conspiracy. Underneath it all, she struggles to forgive those who betrayed her trust--not least of all her own father.
Kellie Coates Gilbert's emotionally complex and gripping novel fearlessly explores the seduction of success, the fear of giving up control, and the redemptive power of learning to forgive those who have hurt us most. Like a mighty river with twists and turns and hidden rocks, this story will sweep readers relentlessly along until the satisfying conclusion.

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Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal and the author of A Woman of Fortune. Gilbert crafts her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband.

Fantastic 5 star book. You will not be able to put this book down.
Food Safety has never been made so much fun, until the reading of this book!
It has a touch of suspense and family issues trust issues and you are going to love how it all turns out.
I can't tell you why but something about this book just pulls you in and wont let go.
I loved Dr. Ryan she made this whole story worth while.
You don't want to miss this book, you will be very sorry.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.