Author: Cafinated Reads

Mar 04
Giveaway Shout Out!!!!

Giveaway Shout Out!!!!

Just shoutin’ out again….did you miss out on winning my big Valentine giveaway??? Well one of the books that was offered in that giveaway, Roseanna White’s A Stray Drop of Blood, is being offered as a giveaway on Michelle V’s Blog….it would make the PERFECT Easter gift for a book lover! It is a book that you don’t want to miss. The giveaway will end on 3.11.10, so hurry on over and enter here for your chance to win!!! Good Luck!

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Mar 04
A Blogoversay Giveaway!!!!

A Blogoversay Giveaway!!!!

I just want to give a shout out to y’all about my blogging buddy, Mark’s, Thoughts of a Sojourner blogerversary giveaway. He’s giving away one book a day until March 10th! It’s already day 4 into the giveaway but don’t worry! I will give y’all the links to the giveaways from the 1-4 days right here in this post…be sure and head on over there and check it out, and watch for the other 6 giveaways on his blog! Blogoversary Giveaway Day 1: Kathy Peel’s Busy Couple’s Guide to Sharing the Work & The Joy (enter here.) Blogoversary Giveaway Day 2: Karen Kingsbury’s Between Sundays (enter here.) Blogoversary Giveaway Day 3: Pam Farrel/Doreen Hanna’s Raising a Modern Day Princess(enter here.) Blogoversary Giveaway Day 4: Robert Liparulo’s Deadfall {hardcover} (enter here.)

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Mar 04
CFBA Tour: Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr

CFBA Tour: Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Hearts Awakening Bethany House (March 1, 2010) by Delia Parr ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author of 10 historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she lives in Collingswood, New Jersey. ABOUT THE BOOK Two people in desperate circumstances. Life has left few choices for Elvira Kilmer. Her hopes for marriage and a family of her own have long since passed her by, and her arrival on Dillon’s Island, nestled in the Susquehanna River, is not of her choosing, either. She needs work. And Jackson Smith needs a housekeeper. Yet Ellie never imagined the widower would be so young…so handsome. Jackson, on the other hand, has never met anyone quite so…plain. But he quickly comes to realize that Ellie’s presence may solve his own problems–both the rearing of his young boys and the scandal that surrounds his first marriage. When Jackson offers her something quite… Read more »

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Mar 04
Review of A Valentine’s Wish by Betsy St. Amant

Review of A Valentine’s Wish by Betsy St. Amant

About the Book:Unless youth pastor Andy Stewart finds a suitable wife fast, he’ll lose his job. Yet the woman of his dreams is his best friend. And Lori Perkins is still smarting over a failed engagement, so he can’t just declare his love. His plan: he’ll be her secret admirer and woo her anonymously with flowers and chocolates. And then, when romance is on her mind, Andy will confess his Valentine’s wish—to spend his life with her. There’s just one little problem. Lori seems to think her secret admirer is someone else! About the Author:Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana and is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers group. Betsy is multi-published through Steeple Hill and has been published in Christian Communicator magazine and Praise Reports: Inspiring Real Life Stories of How God Answers Prayer. One of her short stories, ‘Kickboxing or Chocolate’, appears in a Tyndale compilation book, and she is also multi-published through The Wild Rose Press. Betsy has a BA in Christian Communications and regularly contributes articles to Crosswalk.com. She is a wife, author, new mother and an avid reader who enjoys sharing the wonders of God’s grace through her stories. My Review:A Valentine’s Wish… Read more »

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Mar 03
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett

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: Cathy Liggett and the book: Beaded Hope Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 15, 2010) ***Special thanks to Maggie Rowe of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cathy Liggett is the author of several contemporary romances and one nonfiction book. She worked in advertising copywriting and gift product development before turning to her passion for writing fiction. She was inspired to write Beaded Hope after traveling to South Africa on a mission trip like the one described in the story. Cathy and her husband, Mark, have… Read more »

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Mar 03
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett

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: Cathy Liggett and the book: Beaded Hope Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 15, 2010) ***Special thanks to Maggie Rowe of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cathy Liggett is the author of several contemporary romances and one nonfiction book. She worked in advertising copywriting and gift product development before turning to her passion for writing fiction. She was inspired to write Beaded Hope after traveling to South Africa on a mission trip like the one described in the story. Cathy and her husband, Mark, have… Read more »

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Mar 02
Review of The Other Daughter by Miralee Ferrell

Review of The Other Daughter by Miralee Ferrell

About the Book:The girl standing at the door took a deep breath, pulling her suitcase a little closer to her trembling legs. “My mama’s dead. He’s my daddy.” Susanne Carson knows that she can trust the love of her life—her husband, David—until she discovers a strange, unkempt young girl on their doorstep, claiming to be David’s daughter. Not that their marriage has ever been perfect—David’s decision to embrace the Christian faith has strained their relationship. Susanne may not agree with his beliefs, but at least she trusts him. Has David been hiding this not-so-little secret from his past? He wants Susanne to believe in God, but believing hasn’t done much to keep David out of another woman’s arms. What else could her husband be hiding? As David confronts the truth of his past, Susanne must face her own moment of truth as her marriage is taken to the breaking point and the life of one young girl is left in her hands. About the Author: In October 2007 Kregel Publications published The Other Daughter with excellent reviews. The Romantic Times Review magazine gave it Four out of Four, with a very strong review. Two different major motion picture studios are… Read more »

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Mar 01
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Never Blame The Umpire by Gene Fehler

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Never Blame The Umpire by Gene Fehler

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: Gene Fehler and the book: Never Blame the Umpire Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks and Pam Mettler of Zondervan Publishing for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Fehler, an award-winning and widely published poet, is the author of ten published books and over eighteen hundred published poems, stories, and articles. He and his wife, Polly, live in Seneca, South Carolina, where he writes, teaches, and participates in sports. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $12.99Reading level: Ages 9-12Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Zonderkidz (March… Read more »

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Mar 01
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Never Blame The Umpire by Gene Fehler

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Never Blame The Umpire by Gene Fehler

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: Gene Fehler and the book: Never Blame the Umpire Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks and Pam Mettler of Zondervan Publishing for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Fehler, an award-winning and widely published poet, is the author of ten published books and over eighteen hundred published poems, stories, and articles. He and his wife, Polly, live in Seneca, South Carolina, where he writes, teaches, and participates in sports. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $12.99Reading level: Ages 9-12Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Zonderkidz (March… Read more »

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Feb 27
Review of Bittersweet Memories by Cecelia Dowdy

Review of Bittersweet Memories by Cecelia Dowdy

About the Book:Karen Brown is angry at God, and at herself, for falling in love with Lionel Adams, her ex-fiancé. When her beloved suddenly disappears, along with thousands of dollars stolen from their mega-church, she re-locates back to her hometown in Annapolis Maryland to live with her mother. She’s stunned to discover handsome plumber Keith Baxter living next door. Keith is smitten with Karen, but wonders if she’s still in love with Lionel. He wants Karen to accept him into her life, but he doesn’t know if he’d be a good match for her due to his troubled past. Can Karen forgive Lionel, and let the Lord back into her heart? About the Author: Cecelia Dowdy has been an avid reader since she learned to string letters together to form words. While pursuing a business degree in college one of her professors tried to convince her to get an English degree since he felt she was a great writer. Years later, after receiving her BS in Finance, she took her former teacher’s advice, and started pursuing her literary career. She loves to read, write, and bake delicious desserts during her spare time. Traveling is another favorite hobby, and she’s been… Read more »

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