Category: Blog Tours

Jan 15
Blog Tour Guest Post: Amanda Barratt, Author of My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York

Blog Tour Guest Post: Amanda Barratt, Author of My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York

I’m so excited to be featuring this awesome author on my blog today! She’s super sweet, and her book…..oh, my goodness her book! It is absolutely stunning and I was so honored to be able to partake in reviewing it for her (stay tuned for my review this week!). Everyone, let’s welcome Amanda Barratt to the blog today. Welcome, Amanda!  My 6 Favorite Things About Novels Set in the Victorian Era I’m thrilled to be hanging out here today, celebrating the release of My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York! The story is set in Victorian America, one of my very favorite eras. Today, I thought it would be fun to share the top reasons why I love reading novels set in this time period. Put on your bonnet, pour a cup of tea, and enjoy this trip to bygone days. 1— The manners – Our social customs have changed drastically since the late 1800s, and it’s fun reading a story where a young lady needed a chaperone to walk out with her suitor, where fanning yourself a certain way held hidden meanings, and a lady paid afternoon calls on friends and left a calling card behind. 2— The… Read more »

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Dec 21
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

Title: Imperfect Justice Series: Hidden Justice #2 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publish Date: December 5, 2017 ISBN: 978-0718083489 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 352 Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can’t be talking about her client . . . can they? To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie’s belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.Reid Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene’s letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid… Read more »

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Dec 18
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Seeds Of Hope by Barbara Cameron

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Seeds Of Hope by Barbara Cameron

Title: Seeds Of Hope Series: Harvest Of Hope #1 Publisher: Gilead Publishing Publish Date: November 7, 2017 ISBN: 978-1683700555 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 272 Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book A heartwarming tale of discovering love right in front of you Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Her Amish community is too far removed from all he knows-and she loves her quiet way of life. Mark has always loved his visits to his grandfather’s farm, but he’s convinced the Amish life isn’t for him. There’s so much of the world to see and experience, and the excitement of his successful law practice can’t be matched by the slow pace of life found back home in the country. But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to try to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather’s farm. Could life in this simple world be worth living after all? Especially when the teenager he remembers has grown into a woman that could be his future. Suddenly, these… Read more »

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Dec 16
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: 12 Days At Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: 12 Days At Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep

About the Book Name of book: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor Author: Michelle Griep Genre: Historical Christmas Release Date: September 1, 2017 England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests—her former fiancé, Benjamin Lane. Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he’s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it—and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters. What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love. Click here to purchase your copy. Molly’s Thoughts I love Christmas, and I love a  good cozy mystery and this book has both! Ms. Griep has talented hands and created a story that not only captured me instantly, but kept… Read more »

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Dec 10
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell

About the Book Name of book: Runaway Romance Author: Miralee Ferrell Genre: Contemporary romance with Amish thread Release Date: October, 2017 When a reality TV star meets the reality of life, will it be her downfall or her salvation? Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life–peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is–or at least who he thinks she is. Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s… Read more »

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Dec 06
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift Of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift Of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

Title: The Gift Of Christmas Past Publisher: Stonewater Books Publish Date: October 10, 2017 ISBN: 978-0998753805 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 208 Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Arson wasn’t the only fire that ignited between them.   Promises shattered. Lies spoken. She was arrested. He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family. Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all? My Thoughts As a long time fan of Cindy Woodsmall, I was excited to see what she what co wrote with her DIL. It was a book that I wouldn’t be used to by her, as she’s a wonderful Amish fiction novelist, and this is a contemporary novel. But, I was pleasantly surprised with this collaboration by these… Read more »

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Dec 05
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Christy by Catherine Marshall

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Christy by Catherine Marshall

Title: Christy Publisher: Evergreen Farm Publish Date: October 17, 2017 ISBN: 978-1683701262 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 512 Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book New edition of Catherine Marshall’s inspirational classic! The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions. But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her – and her one-room school – as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove. Yearning to make a difference, will Christy’s determination and devotion be enough? My Thoughts When I think of timeless classics, I think of books like this. This book, this amazingly written, profoundly captivating novel of a young woman who seeks to help the children of a small Tennessee town. Growing up, I remember watching Christy on TV with my mom. We would snuggle on the couch and watch as Kellie Martin and… Read more »

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Dec 05
Revell Blog Tour Review: Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

Revell Blog Tour Review: Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

Title: Vanishing Point Series: Nikki Boyd #4 Publisher: Revell Publish Date: November 7, 2017 ISBN: 978-0800728489 Source: Revell Reads Blog Tour Program Pages: 320 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book During Garrett Addison’s first week on the job as a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, his team is called out to a murder scene of a young girl. She’s the third victim in a string of disappearances with one thing in common–a Polaroid photo of each victim left behind at the crime scene. The FBI is pulled into the case to help, and Garrett finds himself working with Special Agent Jordan Lambert, the woman he once loved. When yet another girl dies–number six–Garrett blames himself and believes he doesn’t have what it takes to be an agent. What he’ll discover is that, while he may be done with the killer, the killer is not done with him–or Jordan. Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris unveils an unforgettable story of a case that has haunted the public and law enforcement for more than a decade. Fans of the Nikki Boyd Files will thrill to finally discover what actually happened to Nikki’s sister, Sarah. New readers will… Read more »

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Nov 29
LitFuse Blog Tour Spotlight: World View by Marvin Olasky

LitFuse Blog Tour Spotlight: World View by Marvin Olasky

Title: World View Publisher: New Growth Press Publish Date: November 6, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945270833 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 208 Purchase: Amazon About The Book How could our world be different if Christians were recognized for not only speaking the truth, but also demonstrating mercy? What would our lives be like if we reacted to our common culture with not just biblical facts, but also grace and compassion? For more than 25 years, Marvin Olasky has offered this kind of viewpoint in his columns as the Editor-in-Chief of World Magazine, the leading news magazine written with a Christian perspective. In this collection of far-ranging columns, Olasky’s commentary on world events and affairs, as well as his own personal interactions, encourages readers to respond with both grace and truth in every encounter. A leading voice for standing for biblical truth in the public square, Olasky also believes Christians should incorporate the biblical virtues of humility, kindness, and mercy in all of life. His call for biblical values to include both truth and mercy makes his voice stand out in a world that often falsely divides those goals and settles for a poor imitation of the robust Christianity described in Scripture. These… Read more »

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Nov 25
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Cowboy Christmas Gaurdian by Dana Mentink

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Cowboy Christmas Gaurdian by Dana Mentink

About the Book: Name of book: Cowboy Christmas Guardian Author: Dana Mentink Genre: Isnpy Romance Suspense Someone is dead set on stopping Shelby Arroyo from doing her job: assessing mineral rights in a mine in gold country. But after rancher Barrett Thorn rescues her from an attack, the handsome widowed cowboy seems to feel responsible for her. That is, until he discovers she’s from the family that he’ll never forgive for his wife’s death. As the threats against Shelby escalate, cowboy honor and an unexpected attraction keep Barrett by her side, even at his own risk. And since Shelby won’t back down, Barrett must protect the brave, loyal woman he has no business falling for…a woman someone wants to kill by Christmas. Click here to purchase your copy. My Thoughts I have read other books by Ms. Mentink and I have loved them. So, I was excited to read my second book centered around Christmas and that it was hers. Her books instantly grab you, and keep you hooked until the very last page.  Being married to my own cowboy, I tend to fall hard for the books with cowboys in them. Barrett’s character was no exception. I loved every… Read more »

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