Month: February 2014

Feb 26
Revell Book Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

Revell Book Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

Title: The Dream Dress Series: Weddings By Design Author: Janice Thompson Publisher: Revell Books Sub-Genre: Christian Romance Length: 336 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | Revell Books | B&N ADD TO GOODREADS Shannon’s summer just got a whole lot more . . . Amish? Big dreams take big leaps of faith . . . but what if you trip on the way? A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for Texas Bride magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled in his influential–and unnervingly handsome–presence. Convinced she’ll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement–especially from her friend Bella Neeley–to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well.

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Feb 26
VBTC Blog Tour Spotlight:Women of the House by Greg Sandora

VBTC Blog Tour Spotlight:Women of the House by Greg Sandora

Book Genre: Romantic Thriller Publisher: Itoh Press Release Date: December 15, 2013 Buy Link(s): https://amzn.com/B00HC290W8 ADD TO GOODREADS Two months have passed since the long awaited inauguration of the New President of the United States – Jack Canon. Now he must live up to his promises. The World is wounded, people are hurting, the new President must keep the country afloat. Jack leads a very full life – The first couple’s relationship is hot with passion, but he can never admit that to Sandy, his best friend who is also head over heels in love with him. The Women of the House provide a welcome distraction while helping with the arduous task of running the country. As President Jack must make tough decisions: Global Terrorism, Human Trafficking, Korea on the brink of war, all while thwarting International Greed. Women of the House is a story of noble sacrifice at extremely high cost. Who’s going to be the first to be strong enough and willing to pay? It’s not all work in Women of the House – Think the Wedding of the Decade meets the Crime of the Century. Jack Canon’s Women of the House, is a story filled with Love,… Read more »

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Feb 25
Book Review: Still Life In Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

Book Review: Still Life In Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

Title: Still Life In Shadows Author: Alice J. Wisler Publisher: Moody Publishers Sub-Genre: Amish Length: 298 pages Rating: 5 stars Available at: Amazon | B&N ADD TO GOODREADS It’s been fourteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of sixteen. Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic’s garage. He meets a host of interesting characters –the most recent acquaintances are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the “Getaway Savior” he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America. On day the phone rings. On the other end is his brother Moriah calling from Florida. Of course Gideon welcomes his brother to stay with him and offers him a job. But Moriah is caught in a web which ends in his death and forces Gideon to return to the town of his youth, with his brother’s body in the back of a hearse and Mari and Kiki at his side. He must face not only the community he ran away from years ago but also his own web of bitterness. Will he be able to give his anger over to… Read more »

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Feb 24
CLP Blog Tour Excerpt: Tea And Primroses by Tess Thompson

CLP Blog Tour Excerpt: Tea And Primroses by Tess Thompson

Tea And Primroses by Tess Thompson 250 pages Purchase: Amazon B&N ADD TO GOODREADS Nothing is as it seemed in calm, quaint Legley Bay. Famous novelist Constance Mansfield lived a seemingly straightforward – if private – and somewhat predictable life. Friends, beloved daughter Sutton, a beautiful home, and all the success an author could wish for. A perfect life….but was it? When a hit and run accident suddenly takes her mother’s life, Sutton finds hidden secrets with her heartbreak. Emotional walls she assumed Constance had built to protect her privacy may have been to protect something – or someone – else entirely. Family and friends return home for support, including her own lost-love, Declan. He’s the first thing she craves to help her cope with her loss and the questions she’s left with, but he’s also the last person she wants to see. Will he be able to put down roots at last? Can the loss of true love be the making of a life, or is it destined to be the undoing of everything? When money, power and love combine across time, anything is possible.

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Feb 22
Book Review: Deployed by Mel Odom

Book Review: Deployed by Mel Odom

Title: Deployed Series: Called To Serve,#1 Author: Mel Odom Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Sub-Genre: Christian Thriller Length: 416 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | B&N ADD TO GOODREADS Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely. Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy—who becomes a pawn between the warring factions. To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.

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Feb 21
Prism Book Tours Spotlight: Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate

Prism Book Tours Spotlight: Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate

There is a mystery in Wildwood Creek’s history, a mystery that affects Allie’s present… Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate Christian Romance Paperback, 384 pages February 4th 2014 by Bethany House Publishers Allie Kirkland has never been one to take wild risks. But when she’s offered a costuming assistant’s job on a docudrama in the hills near Moses Lake, she jumps at the chance. She’s always dreamed of following in her director-father’s footsteps, and the reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step. The family expectations will have to wait. But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delevan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the folk songs of Chinquapin Peaks. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned. When strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, everyone in Wildwood, including Allie’s handsome neighbor on the film set, Blake Fulton, seems to be hiding secrets, and Allie doesn’t know who she can trust. If she can’t find the answers in time, history may repeat itself . . . with the… Read more »

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Feb 20
HFVBT Spotlight & Giveaway: The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy

HFVBT Spotlight & Giveaway: The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy

The Boleyn Bride Brandy Purdy Kensington Publishing February 25, 2014 272 pages Amazon BN ADD TO GOODREADS From carefree young woman to disillusioned bride, the dazzling lady who would become mother and grandmother to two of history’s most infamous queens, has a fascinating story all her own… At sixteen, Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life for herself as lady-in-waiting to the future queen, Catherine of Aragon. But when she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn, a wealthy commoner, Elizabeth is left to stagnate in the countryside while her detested husband pursues his ambitions. There, she raises golden girl Mary, moody George, and ugly duckling Anne–while staving off boredom with a string of admirers. Until Henry VIII takes the throne… When Thomas finally brings his highborn wife to London, Elizabeth indulges in lavish diversions and dalliances–and catches the lusty king’s eye. But those who enjoy Henry’s fickle favor must also guard against his wrath. For while her husband’s machinations bring Elizabeth and her children to the pinnacle of power, the distance to the scaffold is but a short one–and the Boleyn family’s fortune may be turning.

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Feb 20
Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Title: Doon Author: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon Publisher: Zondervan Sub-Genre: Christian YA Fantasy Length: 368 pages Rating: 1 star Available at: Amazon | Zondervan Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for… or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

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