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: Lori Copeland and the book: Love Blooms in Winter (The Dakota Diaries) Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012) ***Special thanks to Karri | Marketing Assistant |Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion,… Read more »
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This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingHis Steadfast LoveThomas Nelson (November 1, 2011)byGolden Keyes ParsonsABOUT THE AUTHOR: Golden Keyes Parsons writes historical fiction for Thomas Nelson Publishing, and is also a popular retreat/conference speaker. Her highly acclaimed Darkness to Light Series chronicled the journey of her French Huguenot ancestors in 17th century France. Her newest novel, His Steadfast Love, a Civil War novel set in Texas, just released November 2011. Golden lives in Waco, TX, with her husband, Blaine, where they enjoy their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and are avid sports fan of their alma mater, Baylor University. ABOUT THE BOOK It isn’t until the Civil War comes to her doorstep that Amanda Bell must choose between love and family. It’s the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Amanda never thought she would marry because of a promise she made to her dying mother, but her attraction to Captain Kent Littlefield is undeniable. When Texas secedes from the Union, her brother Daniel aligns with the Confederate States, while Kent remains with the Union troops. Her heart is torn between the two men she is closest to and the two sides of the conflict. Amanda prays to God… Read more »
Rise Of The Vampire Joann Harris Esquire Publications March 8,2011 207 pages Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer In a note to Jemi If you’re reading this, then I’m gone. I’m not sure what I might have told you by the time you read this letter, but I would like to tell you about my past, I know we’ve always kept our history a secret from one another, but it seems time is no longer on my side. And knowing how my own past has haunted me is enough. I’m still not sure how I’ve died, but I do feel you should know why it happened… About The Author: Joann was born in Durham, North Carolina. She has three wonderful children. She started writing at the age of nine years old, just little stories, and really got into horror at the age of nineteen. It was at that point that she knew she was meant to be a horror writer, even though she tried to write other genres. Rise of the Vampire is her first book.
No one is surprised when Simon Rafer, the much-despised managing partner in the large international law firm, Marbury Marfan, turns up dead – with an ornate dagger buried between his shoulder blades. Rafer, an abusive boss, had many enemies, but the prime suspect becomes firm senior partner Robert Tarza, at least according to one Detective Spritz. With Jenna James, his friend and colleague, Tarza sets out to find the real killer or killers before Spritz assembles enough evidence to put Tarza away for life. That’s the supercharged premise of attorney-writer-legal analyst Charles “Chuck” Rosenberg’s first novel, DEATH ON A HIGH FLOOR. But wait, there’s more. The plot also revolves around an infamous ancient Roman coin, the “EID MAR” (Ides of March) denarius, which Brutus struck, complete with double daggers on the back, and handed out to his troops to celebrate his assassination of Julius Caesar. The question becomes, is it real or fake? Call it “Presumed Innocent” meets “The Da Vinci Code.” Rosenberg, who has extensive experience as a legal script consultant to prime-time TV legal dramas, has been inspired by best-selling legal thriller writers like Scott Turow and John Grisham, but equally by TV producers like Stephen Bochco (“L.A…. Read more »
Synopsis: In Fundamentally Different, Friedman uses stories and examples from his 27 years of business leadership experience to make clear the connection between values and success in a way that’s as enjoyable to read as it is insightful. Is organizational culture just a New Age obsession that distracts us from the real work of business? What role do values play in organizational success? How can we create greater consistency between the values we say are important and the ones that actually show up in the routine behavior of our people? What’s the most important common denominator found in all dysfunctional organizations, and how can we avoid it? In his new book, Fundamentally Different, David Friedman provides the answers to these questions and more. You’ll learn: The 8 keys steps the most successful companies use to institutionalize their values Why listening can actually have more impact than speaking What a “filter” is and how it affects everything we believe to be true The 5 components of good decisions The role of curiosity in increasing effectiveness Why “rebar” is the key to creating lasting change With his compelling logic and easy-to-understand style, David shares the most important insights he learned during a… Read more »
Title:Katie’s ChoiceAuthor:Tracey LangfordPublisher:Cladach PubRelease Date:August 2003Pages:436Purchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|PublisherRead the first chapter here. About the Book:Katie’s Choice is a story about a high school student who becomes pregnant. She meets with a nurse in an abortion clinic and speaks to a counselor at a pregnancy resource center. Encouraged in that direction by her single mother, she decides to get an abortion, believing it is her best choice. As Katie attempts to move on with her life, though, her past continues to haunt her. She thought she was choosing freedom and a future; but then shame and regret haunt her and keep her inner life a closed book even to the man who falls in love with her. Truth pursues Katie, though, until her defenses finally crumble. This moving tale of redemption chronicles an emotional journey out of self-loathing and spiritual denial into hope and life-changing love. First-time novelist Tracey Langford was strongly encouraged to “reduce” her pregnancy. She declined, and now is the proud homeschooling mother of 15-year-old quadruplets. As part of her research, Tracey sat in mock interviews with counselors at pregnancy centers, role-playing the part of a troubled pregnant girl. About the Author:Tracey Langford lives with her husband, Jon, and their… Read more »
Title:The Opposite Of ArtAuthor:Athol DicksonPublisher:Howard BooksRelease Date:September 13,2011Pages:384Source:Publisher|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|DeeperShopping About the Book:A great artist is cast into the icy Harlem River by a hit-and-run driver. His heart stops, and he sees something that defies description. Presumed dead by all who knew him and obsessed with the desire to paint the inexpressible, he embarks on a pilgrimage to seek help from holy men around the globe. But is it possible to see eternity without becoming lost within it? After a quarter of a century, when the world begins to whisper that he may be alive, two people come looking for the artist: the daughter he never knew existed, and the murderer who hit him on the bridge all those years ago. About the Author:Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website, DailyCristo.com, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses. His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher’s Weekly) and Flannery O’Connor (by The New York Times). He and his wife live in Southern California. My Review:COMING SOON!!!!