Month: February 2018

Feb 21
Prism Book Tours Excerpt: Focus On Love by Candee Fick

Prism Book Tours Excerpt: Focus On Love by Candee Fick

On Tour with Prism Book Tours Focus On Love (The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #2) by Candee Fick Inspirational Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 192 pages February 13th 2018 by Bling! Romance Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father’s photography business to pursue musical theater, but a career on the stage remains second to a career behind the camera. The possibility of a one-show contract means she’s a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home, and her dreams of pursuing professional photography reemerge. With photography and theater opportunities unfolding before her, Elizabeth faces her biggest challenge yet—listening to her heart. Meanwhile, sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister’s family, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away so he can begin building a family of his own. With professional opportunities and personal obligations pulling at him, Ryan faces his toughest challenge—balancing family, relationships, and work. If given the choice, what dreams would develop for Elizabeth and Ryan? And will they learn to trust each other enough to focus on love? Goodreads│Amazon Other Books in the Series Dance Over Me (The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #1) by Candee Fick Inspirational Contemporary… Read more »

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Feb 08
Review: Judah’s Wife by Angela Hunt

Review: Judah’s Wife by Angela Hunt

Title: Judah’s Wife Series: The Silent Years, #2 Publisher: Bethany House Publish Date: January 2, 2018 ISBN: 978-0764219337 Source: Publisher Pages: 384 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great’s generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses. Judah’s father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight–or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband’s decision–what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long? The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah’s wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice. My Thoughts Oh my… Read more »

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Feb 07
Review: The Celebration by Wanda Brunstetter

Review: The Celebration by Wanda Brunstetter

Title: The Celebration Series: Amish Cooking Class, #3 Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Publish Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 978-1624167461 Source: Publisher Pages: 320 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Return to Holmes County, Ohio, for Amish style cooking class. Lyle and Heidi Troyer have taken in a brother and sister, who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a car accident. Hoping to help the children adapt and make friends, Heidi decides to hold a series of cooking classes for kids. But kids are always accompanied by an adult—and that is where the trouble arises. Miranda Cooper is living the life of a single mom to her two kids while separated from her husband, but Trent is trying to worm his way back into her heart. Denise McGuire’s life as a wife, mom, and real estate broker is full and spilling over. Darren Keller, single dad and firefighter, and Ellen Blackburn, single mom and nurse, find a few things in common. Will hearts be healed over plates of Amish food? My Thoughts The Cooking Class is back! I’m so glad that Mrs. Brunstetter brought us back to the Troyers and Heidi’s cooking class. This one was… Read more »

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Feb 07
Prism Book Tour Review: The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie

Prism Book Tour Review: The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie Inspirational Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 288 pages February 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical Undercover Fiancée The Pinkerton agent that Edward Kent hired is intelligent, capable—and unexpectedly female! Though shocked to learn that Maggy Worthing will be investigating the threats to his Wyoming horse ranch, Edward needs to find the culprit. And if that means a temporary engagement to give Maggy a cover story, he’ll play along with the feisty detective. Maggy always gets her man—at least when it comes to solving crimes. The young widow refuses to marry again and land under another husband’s thumb. Unmasking Edward’s enemies will earn her a longed-for promotion…but the heart has its own mysteries. Could working together with the handsome English aristocrat spark a real and loving partnership? Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Kobo│iBooks│GooglePlay My Thoughts I loved this book! It’s a quick, captivating read and I loved the writing style of Ms. Henrie. She has a beautiful way of pulling the reader into the heart of the story instantly and making them feel apart of the whirlwind of fun. I loved Edward and Maggy’s characters. They were perfectly chiseled and true-to-life. I… Read more »

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Feb 06
Review: The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Review: The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Title: The Masterpiece Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Publish Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 978-1496407900 Source: Publisher(Tyndale Blog Network) Pages: 512 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want―money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist―an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic… Read more »

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Feb 05
Review: My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt

Review: My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt

Title: My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey Series: My Heart Belongs, #7 Publisher: Barbour Books Publish Date: January 1, 2018 ISBN: 978-1683223412 Source: Publisher(Author) Pages: 256 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Journey now to Niagara Falls, New York, of 1870 where… She avoids danger at all costs. He makes his living by rushing headlong into it. Outwardly, Adele Linley’s trip to visit her American cousins is nothing more than a summer vacation. In reality, she’s the daughter of an English aristocrat with barely a penny to her name seeking a rich American husband. Having grown up in an overcrowded orphanage, Drew Dawson is determined to make a name for himself. He’ll take any honest job to provide for his sister—even crossing Niagara Falls by tightrope. On a sightseeing trip to the Falls, Adele meets several eligible suitors. Incredibly wealthy and pompous, Franklin Conway takes an immediate fancy to her. But Adele would truly like to marry for love. When she encounters the mysterious Drew in the garden, Adele is confused by her feelings for someone who is everything she is NOT looking for. Will they both stay the course they have chosen… Read more »

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Feb 03
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren

About the Book Author: Sharlene MacLaren Genre: Christian Historical Romance (Civil War) Release Date: Jan 9, 2018 Levi Albright rebelled against his Quaker roots to fight for abolition in the Union army in the first year of the Civil War. Two years later, 19-year-old destitute orphan Josephine Winters, with her chopped hair, boy’s clothes, and new name, “Snipp,” enlists in the Union army out of desperation. Just over five feet tall and barely weighing as much as a newborn calf, Snipp seems to Levi to be barely old enough to hold “his” gun. But despite being teased by the regiment, Snipp quickly earns admiration for skill with a musket and unequaled bravery. When Levi explains one night that he is a Quaker leading a regiment, it leads to a late-night discussion of faith and a developing friendship. But Snipp’s secret can only be hidden for so long. After an injury forces Josie to reveal her real identity, Levi is angered by her deception. Worse, Josie is marched out of the company without a chance to explain—or even say goodbye. Will their friendship survive? Or will the hatred saturating the war-torn nation affect even the heart of a peace-loving Quaker? Click… Read more »

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Feb 02
Review: The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

Review: The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

Title: The Lost Castle Series: The Lost Castle, #1 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publish Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 978-0718095468 Source: Book Look Bloggers Pages: 384 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book A thirteenth century castle, Château de Doux Rêves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France’s picturesque Loire Valley… Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved old woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . . Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too—where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty—a forgotten castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale—Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets… Read more »

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