Author: Cafinated Reads

Apr 14
BookLookBlogger Review: The Woman’s Study Bible, NKJV

BookLookBlogger Review: The Woman’s Study Bible, NKJV

My Thoughts: I love getting a good Bible, or a really good study Bible. One can never have too many of them! So, I was quite excited for the chance to see what this new Woman’s Study Bible was all about. Boy, let me tell you! I was not disappointed! I love this study Bible. It has a little bit of everything to help you understand the books of the Bible.  Complete with areas to mark down your family tree, your marriage, and the women in your life that are important to you, this Bible is not only great for studying, it’s beautiful on the outside and the inside. It’s colorful and has beautiful flowers on the hardcover binding. The pages within are beautifully done and are broken down to help you study the Bible more thoroughly. The New King James version is easy to read and understand.  If you are looking for something simple to carry with you, this is not the Bible for you. If you are looking for something 5 star worthy, that will not only be easy on the eyes with it’s large print wording and the lovely flowers on the outside but also easy to… Read more »

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Apr 13
PUYB Spotlight: The Spirit Of Love

PUYB Spotlight: The Spirit Of Love

Title: THE SPIRIT OF LOVE Author: the spirit of love, known as glen Publisher: Aurora House Pages: 196 Genre: Spirituality/Poetry The Spirit of Love is a collection of short writings, poems and phrases written by a man who took himself into some of the darkest and most destructive depths that one can go with drug and alcohol addictions back in his early twenties. The collection of writings contained within The Spirit of Love are the result of one man’s healing journey within himself and the deep questioning that has arisen from within it. With the love, support and guidance of his dear friend Edwina, in helping to bring these writings from the handwritten scribbles on paper to how they are presented today, The Spirit of Love is a reminder that no matter how dark, desperate, alone, helpless or trapped one believes they may be, the sheer beauty of the perfection of life in its totality is silently and patiently living within us all, and its love is so powerful that it can heal anything that has come to pass. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Book Excerpt: 6. Take me now so that I need never feel again… Read more »

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Apr 10
Singing Librarian Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Dreams In Deadwood by Kari Trumbo

Singing Librarian Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Dreams In Deadwood by Kari Trumbo

Series: Seven Brides of South Dakota Genre: Christian, Historical, Romance Publisher: Indie Publication date: February 28, 2017 Number of pages: 298Jennie Arnsby wants nothing more than to turn around and go home. Her family is on their way to Deadwood, SD, when Aiden finds his way to their small wagon train. His teasing and banter leaves her wanting to toss him out the back and in the dust. When, they are separated outside the city, she is left wondering if she’ll ever see him again. Aiden Bradly wants to find his gold and return home, nothing more. He can’t afford to get tangled with a woman. He’s doing just that until he meets the feisty Jenny. She gets him thinking about his past and forgiveness, but what’s more important, his past or his new future? Will Aiden be able to redeem both his past and his future and find a greater treasure than he ever imagined? ​Dreams in Deadwood is book one of the Seven Brides of South Dakota series by Kari Trumbo. A romantic, Wild West romp in pioneer South Dakota. GOODREADS | AMAZON Kari Trumbo is an inspirational romance au-thor, blogger and proud home schooling mother to four great kids. She interacts… Read more »

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Apr 09
I Met Beverly Lewis!!!! (And a giveaway!)

I Met Beverly Lewis!!!! (And a giveaway!)

On Friday, April 7,2017, my Raleigh, NC Lifeway Christian Store had a book signing for one of my top 5 Amish Fiction authors. It was Beverly Lewis! It was my second book signing in NC and I was so glad I got to go! It was a quick, fun time. She’s super sweet and really enjoys meeting with her readers. She took pictures with her fans and interacted with them with asking questions to them as well. After I asked to take a picture for the blog, she surprised me and in turn took a picture of me with her for HER Facebook page! I was really excited about that. Below are the pictures from the signing. The LifeWay Christian Store in Raleigh, NC Beverly Lewis arriving for her signing!                                                         <—The signing line—>                      <—-It was so fun seeing her signing and interacting with her fans.               <——-Signing my books!!                … Read more »

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Apr 08
Review: The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

Review: The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

My Thoughts: This is my first Kristy Cambron book and it most certainly will not be my last. I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it when I got it, and read the synopsis but the cover was very captivating, so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed! In fact, I read this book in less than 48 hours. It was that good. From start to finish, Ms. Cambron creates a captivating plot line that will grip the reader til the end. Following Wren Lockhart literally left me on the edge of my seat, gripping the book, waiting to see what happened next in this beautifully woven tale. It was such a thrilling blend of mystery and intrigue! Ms. Cambron really did a wonderful job on the scenes of history and the characters that came to life. I felt a part of Wren and Agent Matthews’world of Houdini and romance.  If you are looking for a laugh out loud book, don’t look here. If you are looking for a book that is full of detail and mystery, will sweep you off your feet, twist you up, and make you land in a place that you just want to… Read more »

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Apr 06
PUYB Book Blast: Mystery At Manatee Key by Nancy Stewart

PUYB Book Blast: Mystery At Manatee Key by Nancy Stewart

We welcome Nancy Stewart’s MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY Book Blast today! Title: MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY Author: Nancy Stewart Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Pages: 36 Genre: Children’s Picture Book Bella and Britt love to explore along the beach and at more remote places like Manatee Key as well.  It is there that they discover a manatee smuggling ring.  The manatees have already been netted, so the girls must act fast!  But a kidnapper snatches Bella, hustling her into their hideout.  When Britt sneaks a look in the window, she discovers that the ranger is being held, too.  Now it’s up to Britt.  But what can a single girl do? Mystery at Manatee Key is available at Amazon   Book Excerpt:   A dark animal circled slowly in the shallow water of Manatee Key. Walking closer, Bella whispered. “A baby manatee. And it has a patch of white near its snout.” Britt frowned. “But where’s the mother? It must be hungry. We should tell the ranger.” “Yeah,” Bella said. “This one’s too young to be without her mom. Let’s go.” The friends worked their way through the jungle-like brush back to their bicycles. Britt took the lead. “It’s really hot, but… Read more »

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Apr 04
Review: Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

Review: Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

My Thoughts: Let me get myself together for a moment. *Deep breaths*. Ok. There,that’s better. Where was I? Oh yes. I was going to tell you my thoughts on this book. This is my first Jennifer Slattery book. It most certainly will not be my last. It’s like this book is speaking to me. It’s a book on second chances, on honesty, on restoring faith and hope. That’s what this book did to me now, after recent troubles in my life. Through the characters, both good ones and bad, I fell in love with this book. Their stories showed me that if I believe, if I have faith, my heart will be restored. Leaning on God and understanding that it’s all in His time, His will, love can be restored no matter what. Letting go, forgiveness, and acceptance make up wonderful pages of this book. The characters blended perfectly with the plot line and captivated me, heart and soul. Ms. Slattery’s book is deserving of no less than 5 stars. If I could give it 5,000 stars I would. I highly recommend that you grab this book, devour it and feel the feels that I felt in this book. You… Read more »

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Mar 27
BookLookBlogger Review: If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock + GIVEAWAY

BookLookBlogger Review: If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock + GIVEAWAY

Molly’s Thoughts: A long time fan of Ms. Blackstock, I was excited to pick up this book. I wasn’t disappointed, that was for sure! From first page to last, I was on the edge of my seat, devouring the suspense long in to the night. The rush of anticipation was strong with this book! Casey, Dylan, and all the secondary characters are complexly created and I loved that. They need to be for their roles in the plot line. Reading this story transformed me into Casey for the duration of the book. I felt all her emotions, all her fears, all her hopes as if they were my  own. That was powerful! Just when I thought I knew what was coming, Ms. Blackstock twisted the story up and left me in awe, thinking about the twist. Ms. Blackstock once again created a story that is filled with messages from God, characters that are jaw droppingly awesome, and a story line that packs an incredible punch! If you love the anticipation of finding out what happens next, the heart pounding, jaw dropping need to find the clues and reach the end, then this book is for you. However, I must warn… Read more »

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Mar 24
Review: In The Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar

Review: In The Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar

This book was amazing. Absolutely amazing. The message that is woven into this book, that God’s grace is sufficient through all times, good and bad, is powerful and incredible. It is just what I needed to read. Ms. Afshar is superbly talented and knew just what this reader need to read. Boaz and Ruth, along with Naomi, are created perfectly. I felt like I had taken a trip right to the heart of the Bible and followed their story. Both suffered tragedies beyond compare, both seeking happiness, both reaching out to each other. The way they were portrayed, the way they interacted and fell in love, made me fall in love with the whole story. It was perfect! Ms. Afshar’s book is high on my recommendations list. From start to finish, I was lost in the pages of this book, and I had it done in less than a day. It was that good. This book is powerful and worth so much more than simple 5 stars. It is worthy of 5 million stars. When it comes to Biblical fiction this is the kind of book I seek and I am so incredibly pleased to have read it.

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