Author: Cafinated Reads

Mar 22
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

About the Book: Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith. About the Author: A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa weaves serious stories with threads of hope, humor, and heart. She contributes to Writer…Interrupted and Afictionado, the e-zine of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana,… Read more »

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Mar 22
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

About the Book: Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith. About the Author: A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa weaves serious stories with threads of hope, humor, and heart. She contributes to Writer…Interrupted and Afictionado, the e-zine of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana,… Read more »

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Mar 22
LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

*Stay tuned…this post has a LitFuse Group contest for a chance to win one of 3 copies of this great book!*About the Book: The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first nights performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds’ hearts may find the answers…in each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon. About the Author:Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children’s book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored… Read more »

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Mar 22
LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

*Stay tuned…this post has a LitFuse Group contest for a chance to win one of 3 copies of this great book!*About the Book: The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first nights performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds’ hearts may find the answers…in each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon. About the Author:Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children’s book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored… Read more »

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Mar 21
Author Spotlight Interview and Giveaway: Amy Clipston

Author Spotlight Interview and Giveaway: Amy Clipston

Hi, ya’ll! I am so happy to have my dear friend and author, Amy Clipston, here with me today for a much needed interview! Welcome, Amy! Let me start off by asking you about your writing. How long have you been writing? AC:I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I joke my fiction writing “career” began in elementary school in New Jersey when I wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend. Writing has always been a stress reliever to me and came to me naturally. Is this something you always wanted to do? AC:I used to write for fun but didn’t consider pursuing getting published until approximately 2002 or so when I found Chesapeake Romance Writers, a local chapter of Romance Writers of America. I stumbled upon their website, attended a few meetings, met other writers, and realized I wanted to be a published author. I signed with an agent in 2005 and sold my Amish series in 2007. Who was your inspiration when you started writing? Why? AC:It was a hobby, so my early stories in elementary school and junior high were silly stories about other kids in school. I would make up stories… Read more »

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Mar 21
And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The winner of a copy of Linore Rose Burkard’s The Country House Courtship is…….Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 12          Tammy Griffin!!! Congrats! Winner has been emailed and will have 48 hours to reply with their info or I will draw a new winner. Thanks for entering!

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Mar 20
FIRST Wild Card Tour, Review and Giveaway: A Case For Love by Kaye Dacus

FIRST Wild Card Tour, Review and Giveaway: A Case For Love by Kaye Dacus

*Stay tuned to the end of this posting for a chance to win a copy of this book!*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: Kaye Dacus and the book: A Case for Love Barbour Books (February 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart, Publicist, of Barbour Publishing for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Author Kaye Dacus enjoyed her visits to a local television station while researching this book. She likes to say she writes “inspirational romance with a sense of humor.” She lives in Nashville and graduated from Seton Hill University’s Master of Arts in Writing… Read more »

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Mar 19
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok

About the Book: Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.” Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy. Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life. About the Author:Joy is an author, national speaker, and author coach. From the time she was a little girl, she wanted to write for children. She has three published children’s books, a novel, and a devotional. You’re invited to visit her website at: www.believe4kids.com. My Review:This was an absolutely ADORABLE book! I had the funnest time reading this book to my kids. The way they sat there, hanging on every word that I read, proved that Joy DeKok did an OUTSTANDING job at creating this story for youngsters! Joy brings us a first hand look at a life of a wild life animal, the raccoon. The way she created the story in a way that little ones understand the capturing and taking care of a wild animal,  really pulled me to the story…and I’m an adult!… Read more »

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Mar 19
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok

About the Book: Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.” Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy. Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life. About the Author:Joy is an author, national speaker, and author coach. From the time she was a little girl, she wanted to write for children. She has three published children’s books, a novel, and a devotional. You’re invited to visit her website at: www.believe4kids.com. My Review:This was an absolutely ADORABLE book! I had the funnest time reading this book to my kids. The way they sat there, hanging on every word that I read, proved that Joy DeKok did an OUTSTANDING job at creating this story for youngsters! Joy brings us a first hand look at a life of a wild life animal, the raccoon. The way she created the story in a way that little ones understand the capturing and taking care of a wild animal,  really pulled me to the story…and I’m an adult!… Read more »

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Mar 19
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Chosen by Ginger Garrett

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Chosen by Ginger Garrett

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: Ginger Garrett and the book: Chosen David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Focusing on ancient women’s history, critically acclaimed author Ginger Garrett creates novels and nonfiction resources that explore the lives of historical women. In addition to her writing, Garrett is a frequent radio and television guest. A native Texan, she now resides in Georgia with her husband and three children. Visit the author’s website. Chosen, by Ginger… Read more »

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