Month: April 2010

Apr 23
[Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour,Review&Giveaway] The Bridegrooms by Allison K. Pittman

[Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour,Review&Giveaway] The Bridegrooms by Allison K. Pittman

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for your chance to win a copy of this book!*About the Book: It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home. Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau. Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man. Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since… Read more »

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Apr 23
[Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour,Review&Giveaway] The Bridegrooms by Allison K. Pittman

[Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour,Review&Giveaway] The Bridegrooms by Allison K. Pittman

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for your chance to win a copy of this book!*About the Book: It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home. Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau. Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man. Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since… Read more »

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Apr 22
Another Winner!

Another Winner!

The winner of DiAnn Mill’s Sworn to Protect is……. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 11           Casey!!! Congrats, Casey! She has bee notified and will have 48 hours to reply with her address or I will drawn a new winner!

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Apr 22
[FIRST Wild Card Tour] Love Will Keep Us Together:Miracle Girls Novel #4 by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt

[FIRST Wild Card Tour] Love Will Keep Us Together:Miracle Girls Novel #4 by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card authors are: Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt and the book: Miracle Girls #4: Love Will Keep Us Together: A Miracle Girls Novel FaithWords (April 30, 2010) ***Special thanks to Miriam Parker of Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Dayton graduated from Princeton and has her MA in Literature from New York University. She lives in New York City. May Vanderbilt graduated from Baylor University and has an MA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins. She lives in San Francisco. Together, they are the authors of the Miracle Girls… Read more »

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Apr 22
[CFBA Tour&Review] Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

[CFBA Tour&Review] Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Blood RansomZondervan (April 1, 2010) byLisa Harris ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries. From Lisa: Have you ever noticed how God often uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things? In writing Blood Ransom, I wanted my heroes and heroines to be ordinary people, faced with extraordinary circumstances. Chad and Natalie’s lives were changed not only through the challenges they faced, but also through their reliance on God. And when they set off on their journey to the capital to save Joseph’s family, they never imagined that God would call them to a task that was beyond the scope of their own power. But while this story is fictional, the issue of a modern day slave trade is very real. It is estimated that there are currently more than 27 million slaves on the world today from Africa, to Eastern Europe … to the United States of America. The fact is, we don’t have to travel around the world… Read more »

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Apr 22
[CFBA Tour&Review] Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

[CFBA Tour&Review] Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Blood RansomZondervan (April 1, 2010) byLisa Harris ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries. From Lisa: Have you ever noticed how God often uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things? In writing Blood Ransom, I wanted my heroes and heroines to be ordinary people, faced with extraordinary circumstances. Chad and Natalie’s lives were changed not only through the challenges they faced, but also through their reliance on God. And when they set off on their journey to the capital to save Joseph’s family, they never imagined that God would call them to a task that was beyond the scope of their own power. But while this story is fictional, the issue of a modern day slave trade is very real. It is estimated that there are currently more than 27 million slaves on the world today from Africa, to Eastern Europe … to the United States of America. The fact is, we don’t have to travel around the world… Read more »

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Apr 21
[FIRST Wild Card Tour] The Corpse at St. Andrews Chapel by Mel Starr

[FIRST Wild Card Tour] The Corpse at St. Andrews Chapel by Mel Starr

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Mel Starr and the book: A Corpse at St. Andrew’s Chapel Monarch Books (February 19, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cat Hoort – Trade Marketing Manager – Kregel Publications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melvin R. Starr has spent many years teaching history, and has studied medieval surgery and medieval English. He lives in Michigan. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Monarch Books (February 19, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1854249541 ISBN-13: 978-1854249548 AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER: I awoke at dawn the ninth day… Read more »

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Apr 20
Three Winners!!!

Three Winners!!!

Today’s winners who will each recieve a copy of James Patterson’s Alex Cross’ TRIAL are………. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 9   Natalie W!!! 15  Anonymous (wendy)!!! 8   Tammy Griffin!!! Winners have been notified and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing info or I will draw new winners! Congrats again!

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Apr 20
[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

About the Book:An extraordinary journey back in time shows a struggling single dad that the faith he’s lost is still alive—and stronger than ever. . . . Michael Stewart has weathered his share of hardships: a troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now he’s raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But he’s turned his back on his faith—that is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door . . . and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christ’s life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisoned—or worse—and they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael realizes that before they can escape Jerusalem, he must experience history’s most necessary and shattering heartbreak—and that pain and loss must happen if Michael is to be set… Read more »

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Apr 20
[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

About the Book:An extraordinary journey back in time shows a struggling single dad that the faith he’s lost is still alive—and stronger than ever. . . . Michael Stewart has weathered his share of hardships: a troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now he’s raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But he’s turned his back on his faith—that is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door . . . and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christ’s life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisoned—or worse—and they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael realizes that before they can escape Jerusalem, he must experience history’s most necessary and shattering heartbreak—and that pain and loss must happen if Michael is to be set… Read more »

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