Author: Cafinated Reads

Mar 30
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: In the Midst of It All by Tiffany L. Warren

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: In the Midst of It All by Tiffany L. Warren

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: Tiffany L. Warren and the book: In the Midst of it All Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010) ***Special thanks to Miriam Parker – Associate Director, Online Marketing – at Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tiffany L. Warren, is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel What a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was… Read more »

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Mar 29
Review of A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick

Review of A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick

About the Book: She took exquisite photographs but her heart was the true image exposed.  Returning to her Midwest roots, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick draws a page from her grandmother’s photo album to capture the interplay between temptation and faith that marks a woman’s pursuit of her dreams.  “Jessie Ann Gaebele loves photography, and when she is hired as an assistant to photographer F.J. Bauer, she learns about the field of her dreams and also about herself, as she finds herself attracted to her married boss, who battles his own feelings in return. Kirkpatrick renders the war among desire, duty and restraint with exquisite nuance. There are no unsympathetic characters in this tangle of relationships. Bauer’s wife—also named Jessie—may be difficult to live with, but she has her reasons. The period detail—dangerous chemicals used in photography, debilitating and frequent illnesses, the routine constraints on women’s choices—offers a compelling portrait of the time. Kirkpatrick deserves a wide audience for this coming-of-age tale that is aching and hopeful.” (Apr.)  Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review. First in a two book Portrait of the Heart Collection.  Named to Library Journals Best Books of 2009. About the Author: Reviewers and readers alike acclaim Jane’s work as unique… Read more »

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Mar 29
Hatchette Blog Tour&Review: Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright

Hatchette Blog Tour&Review: Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright

About the book: A chance encounter with a stranger on an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the community. She finds herself cutting through all the instincts that say “no” and instead lets “yes” happen. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. About the Author: Kim Wright has been writing about travel, food, and wine for more than twenty years for many magazines including Wine Spectator, Self, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue, and has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing. She is the food and wine editor for Charlotte Taste. She has written the annual Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids for 18 years and also writes erotica. This is her first novel. Kim lives in Charlotte, NC. My Review:On a whole, I enjoyed this book. Having gone through a divorce myself, I could totally relate to things that Elyse was feeling and struggling with. When you read… Read more »

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Mar 29
Hatchette Blog Tour&Review: Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright

Hatchette Blog Tour&Review: Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright

About the book: A chance encounter with a stranger on an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the community. She finds herself cutting through all the instincts that say “no” and instead lets “yes” happen. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. About the Author: Kim Wright has been writing about travel, food, and wine for more than twenty years for many magazines including Wine Spectator, Self, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue, and has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing. She is the food and wine editor for Charlotte Taste. She has written the annual Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids for 18 years and also writes erotica. This is her first novel. Kim lives in Charlotte, NC. My Review:On a whole, I enjoyed this book. Having gone through a divorce myself, I could totally relate to things that Elyse was feeling and struggling with. When you read… Read more »

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Mar 28
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Alexis and the Sacramento Surprise (Camp Club Girls #4) by Erica Rodgers

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Alexis and the Sacramento Surprise (Camp Club Girls #4) by Erica Rodgers

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: Erica Rodgers and the book: Alexis and the Sacramento Surprise (Camp Club Girls 4) Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Erica Rodgers lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children. She loves reading, singing in front of her bathroom mirror, and being outside. She currently writes juvenile and young adult fiction. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $5.97Reading level: Ages 9-12Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) Language:… Read more »

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Mar 28
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Alexis and the Sacramento Surprise (Camp Club Girls #4) by Erica Rodgers

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Alexis and the Sacramento Surprise (Camp Club Girls #4) by Erica Rodgers

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: Erica Rodgers and the book: Alexis and the Sacramento Surprise (Camp Club Girls 4) Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Erica Rodgers lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children. She loves reading, singing in front of her bathroom mirror, and being outside. She currently writes juvenile and young adult fiction. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $5.97Reading level: Ages 9-12Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) Language:… Read more »

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Mar 27
Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop

Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop

Hershey’s has partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network for over 20 years – and this year, in celebration of their Easter products being sold exclusively at Walmart – they are going to donate up to $5000 to the Children’s Miracle Network with the help of none other than BLOGGERS! How can you help? Glad you asked:*Create a blog post with the specifics listed here.*Hershey Company will donate $10 per each blog post to CMN, up to a total of $5000.*One blog post per URL counts towards the donation, but you can give as many virtual Easter baskets as you want.*The Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop will officially begin at 12 AM EST on March 18th and end at 12 PM EST on April 4th, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted for.*The blog post link has to be submitted to us for the donation to be counted. (Submit here)*In addition copy and paste the following text in your blog post: HERSHEY’S BETTER BASKET BLOG HOP RULES * Copy and paste these rules to your blog post. * Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you… Read more »

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Mar 27
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Mackenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls #3) by Shari Barr

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Mackenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls #3) by Shari Barr

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: Shari Barr and the book: McKenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls 3) Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shari Barr lives on a farm in southwest Iowa with her husband and teenage son and daughter. She writes inspirational fiction as a mission to spread the gospel while creating Christian role models for children. She has also published two non-fiction books as well as numerous articles for adults. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price:… Read more »

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Mar 27
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Mackenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls #3) by Shari Barr

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Mackenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls #3) by Shari Barr

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: Shari Barr and the book: McKenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls 3) Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shari Barr lives on a farm in southwest Iowa with her husband and teenage son and daughter. She writes inspirational fiction as a mission to spread the gospel while creating Christian role models for children. She has also published two non-fiction books as well as numerous articles for adults. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price:… Read more »

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