About the Book: Name of book: Lydia Author: Diana Wallis Taylor Genre: Biblical Fiction Release Date: October 3, 2017 Smart, strong, and a follower of the Jewish God, Lydia has nonetheless quietly conformed to the expectations of the wealthy Roman society into which she was born. Her father marries her off at age fifteen to a much older man whom she dislikes. Despite an unpleasant wedding and a marriage that doesn’t improve with age, Lydia remains a dutiful and faithful wife. When her husband is killed, years later, Lydia vows to remain single and returns to her father’s house in Thyatira with her twelve-year-old daughter. There, a new life begins to emerge as she is trained in the family dye business. Lydia displays an aptitude for trade in the male-dominated world of first century commerce. Her brother, who had chosen service in the Roman army rather than work in his father’s business, is at odds with his sister. Jealous of her quiet success as she learns the dye business, he’s especially befuddled by what he considers to be Lydia’s obsession with the Jewish religion. When their father dies, Cassius inherits the family’s home; Lydia inherits the business, and unbeknownst to… Read more »
Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from Home All Along by Beth Wiseman. Here is the first line: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Beth Wiseman is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. I fell in love with her Daughters Of The Promise series and I will be a forever fan! What’s your first line? Leave me a comment below and then visit the home of First Line Fridays at Hoarding Books to see all the other awesome participants.
Title: A Dog For Michael: Doug To The Rescue Author: Janie Nugent Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc Published: May 9th, 2016 ISBN:978-1478764359 Source: Publisher;Author Pages: 34 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Adopt a rescue dog and change both your lives! Doug was eight years old when he arrived at a rescue facility, confused and scared. His owner had passed away, and her final wish was for Doug to have another loving family. She had raised and loved him since he was a five-week-old puppy and knew he would make another family as happy as he had made her. When eight-year-old Michael and his family adopted Doug from the shelter, a happy new chapter of his life began! A Dog for Michael is the true story of Doug’s adoption and his new life. Anyone who spent time with Doug fell in love with this sweet, funny, and joyful dog. He has traveled throughout the USA with Michael and made friends in every city and town he visited. Many people have been motivated to adopt adult dogs after getting to know him. Shelter dogs are desperate for a home, and adult dogs make wonderful companions. If you can’t adopt, consider… Read more »
Cafinated Reads is hosting another CD review! I am so happy to talk about this today on the blog. Here’s more about the CD I’m reviewing. Word Of Life Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrX2tGgADu0 Word Of Life Song Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGuxZC7Ncn4 The Answer Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQHXJi1EhDM Purchase: http://capcmg.me/TheAnswer?IQid=flyby My Thoughts: This won’t be a long review since it’s for a CD. If you want a CD that will utterly and completely capture and cocoon you in the warmth of God’s arms, then this is the CD for you. The music on this album is beautifully done. Jeremy Camp’s voice will take your breath away and make you feel the presence of the Lord in away that is unexpected from a music album. I loved MY DEFENDER on this album. That song is wonderful, in my opinion. The things I’ve gone through in life, the battles I’ve overcome, were tremendous and this song reminds that He is MY defender and fights for me always. Definitely beyond 5 star worthy and HIGHLY recommended! Now for the giveaway! One lucky person will win a copy of this very CD! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway **Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice… Read more »
Title: Many Sparrows Author: Lori Benton Publisher: Waterbrook Press Publish Date: August 29,2017 ISBN: 978-1601429940 Pages: 400 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail. When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son . . . especially when her second child is moments away from being born. Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah… Read more »
Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Deadly Proof Author: Rachel Dylan Release date: September 5, 2017 Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense Tapped as lead counsel in a corporate cover-up lawsuit against Mason Pharmaceutical, Kate Sullivan knows this case could make her career. What really drives her, though, is getting justice for the victims whose lives were ruined by the company’s dangerous new drug. But when a whistleblower turns up dead, it paints a target on the back of everyone involved. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James steps in to handle security for Kate. He’s still haunted by mistakes in his past and is determined never to let something like that happen again. But it soon appears someone is willing to do anything–even commit murder–to keep the case from going to trial. As danger closes in, Landon can’t help but admire Kate’s courage and resolve–but will her determination not to back down become too great of a risk? About the Author Rachel Dylan was a litigator in one of the nation’s most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is… Read more »
Title: If We Make It Home Author: Christina Suzann Nelson Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date:September 26,2017 ISBN:978-0825444951 Pages: 272 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book In College, they were as close as sisters, but in adult life, they drifted so far they became strangers. When the University of Northwest Oregon decides to close the house they called home for four years, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky travel back and are reunited only to find their other roommate has passed away. With regrets high, and the weight of their crumbling lives as motivation, the women embark on a survival week. When tragedy strikes, leaving them lost without a guide, they must face the wounds that tore them apart and work together if they have any hope of making it home. About The Author Christina Suzann Nelson is a member of Oregon Christian Writers. Her essays have been published in the Cup of Comfort series. Nelson lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her husband and four children. Twitter~Website~Facebook~Goodreads My Thoughts Another new author for me, and one I am completely happy to have found! When sitting down to read this intriguing sounding book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,especially with… Read more »
Title: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers Publish Date: September 12,2017 ISBN:978-0529118707 Source: Publisher;Author Street Teams Pages: 248 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany. The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people… Read more »
Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Waiting for Butterflies Author: Karen Sargent Release date: April 4, 2017 Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction When tragedy strikes, Maggie discovers a mother’s love never ends—not even when her life does. Longing for her family after her death, she returns home where she helplessly witnesses her family’s downward spiral in the aftermath of her passing. Her husband is haunted by past mistakes and struggles to redeem himself. Her teenage daughter silently drowns in her own guilt, secretly believing she is responsible for her mother’s death. Only her five-year-old, full of innocence, can sense her presence. Although limited by her family’s grief and lack of faith, Maggie is determined to keep a sacred promise and salvage her family before her second chance runs out. A tender portrait of a mother whose love reaches beyond possible, Waiting for Butterflies will embrace your heart and not let go. About the Author Karen Sargent creates characters whose imperfect faith collides with real-life conflicts, taking readers on a journey through grace and redemption to discover enduring hope. A romantic element is woven within each story. In addition to writing inspirational novels, she blogs at The… Read more »
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish . Today’s TTT is about our book boyfriends/girlfriends. This one is going to be hard because I tend to fall in love with all the book boyfriends! But, here goes, in order of absolute favorite to almost absolute favorite! Julie Lessman’s Cluny McGee from A Hope Undaunted Julie Lessman’s Sean O’Connor from A Heart Revealed Candace Calvert’s Scott McKenna from Disaster Status Candace Calvert’s Logan Caldwell from Critical Care Julie Lessman’s Collin McGuire from A Passion Most Pure Mary Connealy’s Rafe Kincaid from Out Of Control Mary Connealy’s Clay McClellen from Petticoat Ranch Karen Kingsbury’s Landon Blake from Remember Courtney Fassler Walsh’s Ryan Brooks from Just Look Up Lori Wick’s William Jennings from The Proposal These sweeties and all their hunkiness just make me swoon! I love their secretly tender hearts and all they believe in. I hope that you will join us in Top Ten Tuesday for more great postings each week by visiting the topics here!