Category: Blog Tours

Nov 17
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Ordinary Graces:Word Gifts For Any Season by Lucinda Secrest McDowell and GIVEAWAY!

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Ordinary Graces:Word Gifts For Any Season by Lucinda Secrest McDowell and GIVEAWAY!

Title: Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts For Any Season Publisher: Abingdon Press Publish Date: October 17, 2017 ISBN: 978-1501841828 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 272 Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Everyone loves to receive a gift. And God has given us many, such as his grace—the gift we don’t deserve and can never earn. Promises from the One who declares we are already loved, already accepted, already created in his image. The question becomes, will we truly receive that gift? Will the reality of it actually change the way we think and notice and reach out? God’s Word will stand forever, in any season of life. These truths prompt us to respond with compassion and courage. Through inspiring devotions, Lucinda Secrest McDowell reveals biblical blessings that remind us that: God’s promises give us strength, God’s grace can be most evident at our weakest points, a proper response to our abundance of blessings is simply gratitude, and the “more” we are all looking for is the same abundant life that Jesus came to give us. Would you like to receive these gifts of ordinary grace? Join Lucinda in focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short… Read more »

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Nov 16
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Murder In Disguise by Donn Taylor

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Murder In Disguise by Donn Taylor

Title: Murder In Disguise Series: Preston Barclay Mysteries, #3 Publisher: Lamplighter Mysteries Publish Date: October 16, 2017 ISBN: 978-1946016263 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 312 Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon ~ BN About The Book Official verdict: Suicide. But why would that vigorous department chairman kill himself? To avoid disgrace? Those rumored ventures on the dark side? Some other secret life? Visiting professor Preston Barclay wonders. But his questions bring no answers, only anonymous threats. He has enough problems already, proving himself on a strange campus while radical faculty do all they can to undermine him. Worse yet, that sexy siren assigned as his assistant complicates his courtship of the beautiful Mara Thorn. While Press keeps asking questions, Mara’s research reveals a cancer of criminal activity that permeates the community and even the campus itself. The more Press questions, the more dangerous the threats against him become, and the more determined he grows to clear his friend’s name. But can Press and Mara’s stumbling efforts prevail against the entrenched forces of the police, the campus radicals, and an unseen but powerful criminal organization that increasingly puts their lives in danger…? My Thoughts This book is the first book by this… Read more »

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Nov 15
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray

Title: The Gift Series: The Amish Of Hart County, #3 Publisher: Avon Inspire Publish Date: November 7, 2017 ISBN: 978-0062469144 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 272 Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon ~ BN ~ Christian Book About The Book A special Christmas story about love and blessings in the next book in the Amish of Hart County series The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes. Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man…. Read more »

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Nov 14
Kregel Blog Tour Review: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller

Kregel Blog Tour Review: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller

Title: The Dishonorable Miss DeLancy Series: Regency Brides: A Legacy Of Grace #3 Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date: October 24, 2017 ISBN:978-0825444524 Source: Kregel Publications Pages: 296 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Will a damaged reputation and desire for society’s approval thwart the legacy of grace? Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She’s lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara’s society mama is appalled at the new company she’s keeping. Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won’t let him ignore the penniless viscount’s daughter–not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe? When they’re pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can… Read more »

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Nov 13
Litfuse Blog Tour Review: She’s Got The Wrong by Deepak Reju

Litfuse Blog Tour Review: She’s Got The Wrong by Deepak Reju

Title: She’s Got The Wrong Guy Publisher: New Growth Press Publish Date: October 16, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945270093 Source: Kregel Publications Pages: 192 Rating: 3.5 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book The control freak. The angry man. The lazy guy. The unteachable guy. The promiscuous man. The unbeliever. The lone ranger. The unchurched guy. The new convert. The commitment-phobe. For any woman who has struggled with failed relationships, this may seem like a familiar list. These are the men your friends and family have in mind when they think, “she’s with the wrong guy.” And while the reasons women choose these types of men are complicated and varied, ultimately, they will all let you down. In She’s Got the Wrong Guy, Deepak Reju offers a different kind of dating book, discussing the types of guys women should not marry and offering biblical reasons why they aren’t suitable spouses. Writing from his years of experience as a pastor and counselor, Reju shares with women his perspective on how to assess a relationship’s strengths from the beginning, how to identify possible pitfalls, and how to have the courage to wait for a relationship that will be a blessing for both of you. Using… Read more »

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Nov 11
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty

Title: Rescued Hearts Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing Publish Date: September 2, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945094231 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 320 Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies. Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind. When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well. My Thoughts First, I have to say, I totally love reviewing books from local authors. Hope Toler Dougherty lives very local to me, so I’m very excited about being able to be a part of this tour for her. I was very pleased with this book! The characters within these pages are beautifully chiseled and… Read more »

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Nov 05
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Descriptions And Prescriptions by Michael R. Emlet

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Descriptions And Prescriptions by Michael R. Emlet

Title: Descriptions And Prescriptions Publisher: New Growth Press Publish Date: September 4, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945270116 Source: Kregel Publications Pages: 112 Rating: 3.5 stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications (New Growth Press, October 2017) OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder . . . these are no longer just technical terms and medical diagnoses, they are part of our common vocabulary and culture. As Christians, we shouldn’t isolate ourselves from this discussion or dismiss these important issues. But we also should be careful not to accept the entire secular psychiatric diagnostic and treatment enterprise without question. What we need is a balanced, biblically (and scientifically) informed approach that neither blindly accepts nor harshly dismisses psychiatric labels, diagnoses, and medicines that are prescribed to help those who are suffering. As both a Biblical counselor and medical doctor, Michael R. Emlet, MD, gives readers a Christ-centered approach to psychiatry and guides both lay and professional helpers through the thicket of mental health labels and treatments with a biblical lens. In a clear and thoughtful way that puts the person experiencing mental health issues at the forefront, Emlet uses Scripture to show how the Bible engages… Read more »

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Nov 02
Providence Book Promotions Blog Tour Review: 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner + Giveaway

Providence Book Promotions Blog Tour Review: 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner + Giveaway

**Be sure and leave a comment on the post! One commenter will be selected to win a copy of this great book!** 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner on Tour October 23 – November 27, 2017 WHEN UNEARTHING A NATIONAL TREASURE BECOMES A NATIONAL INCIDENT. Inspired by True Events Dennis Alexander: Washington Academy Middle School promises to be another in the long line of boring schools he has been expelled from. Rhonda Snodgrass: Although trained from childhood in survival tactics, she tries to stay off the radar of the “cool” kids who think she’s weird. 7th grade turns out to be anything but normal when teachers announce the students’ bloodless revolution succeeded and they are now in charge. After conducting a secret-ballot vote on policy, the 7th graders emerge to find the school evacuated and the FBI lurking outside with the task of unearthing a treasure of national importance. The students’ mission is clear—discover the treasure before the FBI locks down the building. Dennis and Rhonda lead the revolt and must work together to follow century-old clues left by a crazy Revolutionary War buff. To stay one step ahead of the FBI, they must delve into history and amass an… Read more »

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Oct 31
Meet The Author: Amy Lillard + GIVEAWAY

Meet The Author: Amy Lillard + GIVEAWAY

Today, I’m hosting an author interview. I would like to welcome Amy Lillard to the blog today. She’s also graciously offered a copy of her book, The Quilting Circle to one person who comments on the post. So, be sure and leave her a comment right here on this post to be qualified! Hi, Amy! I’m happy you’re here and glad you could join us for this quirky little interview. Thanksgiving or Christmas?  Christmas (That’s my favorite time too!) If you were stranded on an island and only had three books with you to read, what would they be? The Bible–it’s full of wisdom and great stories To Kill a Mockingbird–I have to read this book every couple of years or so Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein– that man is genius (Great choices! I would definitely have the Bible with me, along with Julie Lessman’s A Passion Most Pure, and Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption) Favorite TV Show? Of all time? Gilligan’s Island. I guess that explains a lot. LOL  (LoL, I love Gilligan’s Island. Mine would most likely be Murder She Wrote, Big Bang Theory or Chicago Fire) If you could pick only one author to have dinner with and… Read more »

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Oct 31
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken +GIVEAWAY

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken +GIVEAWAY

About the Book   Name of book: My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah Author: Angie Dicken Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: November 1, 2017 Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life. Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart…and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble. Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him. When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind. Amazon My Thoughts I enjoyed Ms. Dicken’s work with this newest installment in the My Heart Belongs series. She is a superbly talented author and really swept me away with her coal mining setting and her beautifully chiseled characters. As a granddaughter of a miner, I really loved reading this time period.  Alex and Leanna’s… Read more »

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