Category: Book Reviews

Feb 02
Double Trouble "Double the Sass" Giveaway!

Double Trouble "Double the Sass" Giveaway!

Hi, all! There’s a new giveaway going on RIGHT NOW through February 20th! Be sure to enter the Double Trouble Prize Package Giveaway by clicking on the ‘Double the Sass” button. Susan’s giving away an iPod prize package that is anything but troubling! Check it out! Prize Details Double Trouble, the brand new PJ Sugar novel by Susan May Warren, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re running a HUMDINGER of a contest!! One Grand Prize winner will receive a $150 SUPER SLEUTH prize package that includes: * A brand new iPod Shuffle (perfect for those all-night stakeouts) * A $10 iTunes gift card (we recommend the ALIAS soundtrack) * A $10 Amazon gift card (why yes, they do sell spy pens) * A $10 Starbucks gift card (for fuel, obviously) * A pair of designer sunglasses (be stealthy AND super chic) * A gorgeous scarf from World Market (can also be used as a blindfold, and/or for tying up bad guys) * AND signed copies of both Nothing But Trouble & Double Trouble. (romance! danger! intrigue! sooo much better than Surveillance for Dummies!) LitFuse will announce the super sleuth winner on March 1st. Good Luck!

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Feb 02
Double Trouble “Double the Sass” Giveaway!

Double Trouble “Double the Sass” Giveaway!

Hi, all! There’s a new giveaway going on RIGHT NOW through February 20th! Be sure to enter the Double Trouble Prize Package Giveaway by clicking on the ‘Double the Sass” button. Susan’s giving away an iPod prize package that is anything but troubling! Check it out! Prize Details Double Trouble, the brand new PJ Sugar novel by Susan May Warren, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re running a HUMDINGER of a contest!! One Grand Prize winner will receive a $150 SUPER SLEUTH prize package that includes: * A brand new iPod Shuffle (perfect for those all-night stakeouts) * A $10 iTunes gift card (we recommend the ALIAS soundtrack) * A $10 Amazon gift card (why yes, they do sell spy pens) * A $10 Starbucks gift card (for fuel, obviously) * A pair of designer sunglasses (be stealthy AND super chic) * A gorgeous scarf from World Market (can also be used as a blindfold, and/or for tying up bad guys) * AND signed copies of both Nothing But Trouble & Double Trouble. (romance! danger! intrigue! sooo much better than Surveillance for Dummies!) LitFuse will announce the super sleuth winner on March 1st. Good Luck!

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Feb 02
Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to : 1. Grab your current read2. Open to a random page3 . Share 2 “teaser”sentences also citing the title of the book and the author and in that way people can have great recommendations if they like the “teaser. 4. Please avoid spoilers! My Teaser: She squeezed his hand, and this time a real smile broke the solemnity of her features. “Thank you, Andrew. You’re a good friend, you know that?” He groaned inwardly. A good friend. Was that all? ~pg. 142 of Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell

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Feb 02
FIRST Wild Card Tour and Review: Spring Breakdown by Melody Carlson

FIRST Wild Card Tour and Review: Spring Breakdown by Melody Carlson

 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: Melody Carlson and the book: Spring Breakdown (Carter House Girls) Zondervan (February 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks of ZONDERKIDZ for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. “I think real-life experiences inspire the best friction,” she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory. Visit the… Read more »

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Feb 01
CFBA Tour: Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand

CFBA Tour: Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Beguiled (Bethany House March 1, 2007) by Deeanne Gist andJ. Mark Bertrand ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called “I Did It!® Productions” and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas. J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota. ABOUT THE BOOK In the shadows of Charleston, someone is watching her… Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston’s wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her. Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything. As danger… Read more »

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Feb 01
Blog Tour Review(and Giveaway!) of Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

Blog Tour Review(and Giveaway!) of Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

*Look for giveaway entry rules to follow my review!* About the Book:What are angels? What is their role in God’s plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight about our work, our worship? Many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth. Dr. David Jeremiah uses scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven, and their role and work in our world—and lives. More than 60,000 units of this powerful book have sold in two past editions. This repackage of the original 1996 paperback will surely capture the attention of readers of all ages who seek a broad and thorough survey of scripture that clearly separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. The book will appeal to the thousands who follow Dr. Jeremiah’s books, and radio and TV broadcasts. Relevant, little known biblical facts help readers sharpen their knowledge and sensitivities toward the spiritual reality of angels. Dr. Jeremiah’s enlightening findings are supported with illustrations and insights from Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, C.S. Lewis, and more. About the Author:Dr. David Jeremiah is senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, and founder of Turning Point… Read more »

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Jan 31
Blog Tour Review of Songs of Deliverance by Marilynn Griffith

Blog Tour Review of Songs of Deliverance by Marilynn Griffith

About the Book:They say time heals all wounds–but sometimes that’s just not enough. Fifteen years ago, Zeely Wilkins and Ron Jenkins were students that most people had stopped believing in. Lucky for them, their teacher recognized they were the cream of the crop and just needed the right soil. Though they went their separate ways, the past has called them back to the school and the teacher who wouldn’t give up on them. Now they’ll have to decide what love really means–and whether they’re willing to dance to a new tune to get it. But can they rediscover the songs of deliverance that once brought them together? Or will their secrets keep them apart? In this soul-searching and suspenseful story, Marilynn Griffith invites you to believe in the power of truth, love, and redemption About the Author:Marilynn Griffith is a freelance writer and conference speaker whose online columns and blogs reach thousands of women each year. She is the author of the Shades of Style series. Marilynn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband and their seven children. My Review: Another book that I just don’t know how to put into words what I felt when reading it. It is… Read more »

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Jan 31
Want a chance to get FREE Books?!?!

Want a chance to get FREE Books?!?!

On February 1st Tyndale will be introducing a newly designed, more user friendly, and information packed site. As a blogger and social media user here are some exciting features that can benefit you:  Links to all of Tyndale’s social media sites A list of all Tyndale authors and their blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts, etc. A place where you can share stories about Tyndale products that have had an effect on your life Under product details you can post reviews with a link to your own blog so others can see the exciting other books you’ve been reviewing To celebrate the launch of this new site, Tyndale is giving away four books a day in the following categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Bibles, and Kids. All you have to do is visit the site to sign up. If you don’t win one day, keep coming back to sign up! Feel free to pass this information along to your friends, family, blog readers, Facebook friends, or Twitter followers. Don’t feel obligated to pass this information along, but please visit www.tyndale.com starting on February 1st for a chance to win!  

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Jan 30
Review of Milk Money by Cecelia Dowdy

Review of Milk Money by Cecelia Dowdy

About the Book:Running a dairy farm is a big job, but doing it alone is almost impossible. When her dad dies, Emily must work hard to save the family farm, but she manages. Until the day the CPA pulls in her drive and announces he’s there to do an audit on the place. Franklin Reese is appalled at the lack of interest the Cooper women have in the financial end of their livelihood, but he dives in, determined to help them learn. The further he looks into Mr. Cooper’s dealings, however, the more uncomfortable he becomes. Can he uncover the truth of the situation and still earn the love of the amazing Emily Cooper? Will Franklin’s addiction to alcohol keep them apart, even after the farm is taken care of? Only God can heal hurting hearts and repair broken lives. Will these two let Him in?   About the Author: Cecelia Dowdy has been an avid reader since she learned to string letters together to form words. While pursuing a business degree in college one of her professors tried to convince her to get an English degree since he felt she was a great writer. Years later, after receiving her… Read more »

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