Category: Book Reviews

Mar 12
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: It’s in My Blood by Shawneda Marks

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: It’s in My Blood by Shawneda Marks

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: Shawneda Marks and the book: It’s in my Blood SC Creations (December 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Shawneda Marks for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shawneda Marks is known as the activist author. She loves to sound the trumpet about important issues. In addition to being a tree hugger and running her charitable organization she loves to weave stories. Her heart and passion surround helping people be wellness walkers. Marks novels address issues in the faith based community while bringing laughter, conversation, revelation and hope. The nonfiction books are… Read more »

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Mar 11
Review of A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White

Review of A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White

About the Book: Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is unprotected. For seven years, Abigail has been a slave in the Visibullis house. With a Hebrew mistress and a Roman master, she has always been more family than servant . . . until their son returns to Jerusalem after his years in Rome. Within a few months Jason has taken her to his bed and turned her world upsidedown. Maybe, given time, she can come to love him as he says he loves her. But how does she open her heart to the man who ruined her? Israel’s unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their rebellion tears apart her world. Death descends with Barabbas’s sword, and Abigail is determined to be there when the criminal is punished. But when she ventures to the trial, Barabbas is not the one the crowd calls to crucify. Instead, it is the teacher her master and Jason had begun to follow, the man from Nazareth that some call the Son of God . . . Born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows freedom until she feels the fire of a stray drop of… Read more »

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Mar 10
FIRST Wild Card Tour and Review: Genoa Bay by Bette Nordberg

FIRST Wild Card Tour and Review: Genoa Bay by Bette Nordberg

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: Bette Nordberg and the book: Genoa Bay Monarch (December 15, 2009) ***Special thanks to Cat Hoort of Kregel Publications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A professional author, Bette Nordberg has published many books, plays, and articles. Her previous novels have been published by Bethany and Harvest House; this is her sixth. Her best known, Serenity Bay, has sold over 22,000 copies. She lives in Washington and she and her husband, Kim, have four children. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Monarch (December… Read more »

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Mar 09
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

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: M. L. Tyndall and the book: The Raven Saint (Charles Towne Belles) Barbour Books (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to MaryLu Tyndall for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M.L. Tyndall, a Christy Award Finalist, and best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on… Read more »

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Mar 09
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

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: M. L. Tyndall and the book: The Raven Saint (Charles Towne Belles) Barbour Books (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to MaryLu Tyndall for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M.L. Tyndall, a Christy Award Finalist, and best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on… Read more »

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Mar 08
CFBA Tour: The Lord Is My Shepard (Psalm 23 Mysteries) by Debbie Viguie

CFBA Tour: The Lord Is My Shepard (Psalm 23 Mysteries) by Debbie Viguie

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Lord Is My Shepherd Abingdon Press (March 2010) by Debbie Viguie ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Debbie Viguié has been writing for most of her life. She has experimented with poetry and nonfiction, but her true passion lies in writing novels. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from UC Davis. While at Davis she met her husband, Scott, at auditions for a play. Debbie’s love for writing brought her from working as a church secretary to a successful career writing supernatural fiction. She is the author of Midnight Pearls, Scarlet Moon, and Charmed: Pied Piper, and the young adult Sweet Seasons series. She also is coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Wicked book series. Debbie and Scott now live on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. When Debbie is not writing and Scott has time off they love to indulge their passion for theme parks. ABOUT THE BOOK Cindy’s church is getting ready to celebrate Easter, and Jeremiah’s Temple is preparing for Passover when Cindy literally stumbles over the body of an unknown man lying dead in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace… Read more »

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Mar 08
Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

*See the end of this post for a giveaway!* About the Book:  Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. Still, Moonlight has been trying to get his life together as of late. But when Scarlet begs him to make the trip over to her… Read more »

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Mar 08
Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

*See the end of this post for a giveaway!* About the Book:  Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. Still, Moonlight has been trying to get his life together as of late. But when Scarlet begs him to make the trip over to her… Read more »

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Mar 08
Preview and Giveaway: Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman

Preview and Giveaway: Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman

Today I’m hosting a giveaway for a wonderful author. Thanks to the author, Beth Wiseman, I am able to giveaway a copy of her book Plain Paradise, the 4th book in her Daughters of The Promise series. If it is anything like the other 3 this one will be FANTASTIC!!! About the Book: Josephine Dronberger was a scared young girl when she gave up her baby for adoption seventeen years ago. But now, Josie longs to reconnect with the daughter she left in the permanent care of an Old Order Amish couple. Linda—as the couple named the child—is promised to Stephen Ebersol, a boy in her community, and they plan to marry in the fall. Will Linda be drawn into the world of the Englisch by a mother she’s never known? And will Josephine discover far more than she bargained for as her world collides with that of the Plain People in Lancaster County? About the Author:Beth is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series — Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, and Plain Promise. She is contracted with Thomas Nelson Publishing for ten Amish novels and three novellas – releasing into 2013. As she puts it, her writing… Read more »

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Mar 06
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Pravailing Love: 3-in-1 Collection (Sealed with a Kiss, The Wedding Wish and Montana Sky) By Loree Lough

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Pravailing Love: 3-in-1 Collection (Sealed with a Kiss, The Wedding Wish and Montana Sky) By Loree Lough

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: Loree Lough and the book: Prevailing Love: 3-in-1 Collection: Sealed With a Kiss, the Wedding Wish, Montana Sky Whitaker House (January 2010) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A prolific writer, Loree Lough has more than seventy-three books, sixty-three short stories, and 2,500 articles in print. Her stories have earned dozens of industry and Reader’s Choice awards. A frequent guest speaker for writers’ organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, corporations, college and high school writing programs, and more, Loree has… Read more »

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