Category: Book Reviews

Feb 14
Blog Tour Review of Swinging on a Star by Janice Thompson

Blog Tour Review of Swinging on a Star by Janice Thompson

About the Book:There’s a fine line between ambitious and crazy. Bella’s just not sure where it is. Bella Rossi’s life is nearing perfection. Not only does she have the perfect guy, but she’s also running a successful wedding-planning business and is about to plan its most ambitious wedding yet–a Renaissance-themed fairy tale come true, complete with period costumes and foods, horse-drawn carriages, and even a castle. There’s only one hitch. The best man just happens to be Hollywood’s hottest and most eligible bachelor, and he’s showing an interest in Bella. Oh, and did we mention he’s staying at her house to avoid the paparazzi? With all the pressure surrounding this wedding, Bella’s not sure she’s going to make it through. Add her starstruck sister and her feuding aunt and uncle, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster–and a lot of laughs. About the Author:Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and native Texan. An experienced wedding coordinator herself, Thompson brings alive in her books the everyday drama and humor of getting married. She is the author of Fools Rush In and Swinging on a Star. She lives in Texas. My Review:A story of love and laughter, Swinging on a Star… Read more »

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Feb 12
WINNERS!!!!!!

WINNERS!!!!!!

I have 3 lucky winners who will each be receiving a copy of James Scott Bell’s Try Darkness. Those winners are: Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 39                      Marci!!! 20                      Annette!!! 52                      Jeff!!! Congratulations to the winners!All winners have been notified and have 48 hours to reply or I will draw new winners. Also, I did not hear back from my 5th winner of The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks so I had to draw a new winner…that lucky person is: Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 31           Winning Readings!!! Congrats! The new winner has been notified and has 48 hours to reply or I will draw another new winner.

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Feb 12
KCWC Blog Tour Review: Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate

KCWC Blog Tour Review: Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate

*Stay tuned at the end of this post for a chance to win Lisa Wingate’s Grand Prize!!!!* About the Book:Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She’s never put down roots–and she doesn’t plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily–until she discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a welcoming place of refuge for those the wind blows in, but for Kai, it looks like it will be just another place to leave behind. Then again, Daily always has a few surprises in store–especially when Aunt Donetta Bradford has cooked up a scheme. About the Author: Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, A Month of Summer, and The Summer Kitchen. Lisa and her family live in central Texas. Visit www.lisawingate.com My Review:Wow!!!! I absolutely ADORED this book!!! This is the first Lisa Wingate book that I have ever read…I had never heard of her even, until I had a… Read more »

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Feb 11
Blog Tour Review: Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Blog Tour Review: Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

About the Book:Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder. Soon, a determined federal prosecutor is hot on Waverly’s trail. But when… Read more »

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Feb 10
Review of Outlaw’s Bride by Lori Copeland

Review of Outlaw’s Bride by Lori Copeland

About the Book:Falsely convicted of bank robbery, drifter Johnny McAllister is sent to a rehabilitation program in the home of a California judge. When he goes to Judge McMann’s home, his aim is to be a model prisoner, hoping to be released early and return to his life’s mission: to kill the man who wiped out his family 15 years before. He’s planned for everything…except his encounter with Ragan, the beautiful and kind housekeeper, and with the generous folks of Barren Flats. But can Johnny let go of his anger and embrace a new life? One that would include Ragan as his bride? This tender story reveals how even the hard law of the land doesn’t stand a chance when God’s mercy and true love come to reside in a heart. 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, and Walden Books’ Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into… Read more »

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Feb 10
Blog Tour Review: Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth

Blog Tour Review: Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth

About the Book:In this moving spiritual memoir Thin Places, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of thin places in her life, places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. From surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, Mary’s story invites you to a deeper understanding of your own story. She calls you to discover new ways to look for God in the past so that you might experience him more profoundly in the present. What if you could retrace your life and discover its thin places places where the division between this world and the eternal fades? Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh. He has come near to my life. I will tell you how. About the Author:Author and speaker Mary DeMuth helps people turn their trials to triumph. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God; Building the Christian Family You Never Had; Watching the Tree Limbs; Wishing on… Read more »

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Feb 10
FIRST Wild Card Tour: Crave:Wanting So Much More of God by Chris Tomlinson

FIRST Wild Card Tour: Crave:Wanting So Much More of God by Chris Tomlinson

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: Chris Tomlinson and the book: Crave Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Dave Bartlett of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Tomlinson, a graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the UCLA Anderson School of Business, is a businessman and writer who desires to see people realize the beauty and joy of knowing Jesus. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Anna. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $13.99Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2010)… Read more »

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Feb 10
CFRB: Forgiving Sean by Jessica Adriel

CFRB: Forgiving Sean by Jessica Adriel

Forgiving Sean by Jessica Adriel This month, CFRB presents Forgiving Sean by Jessica Adriel. About the Book: Marissa Gladstone has already buried her father and had one man walk out on her, so when her boyfriend Hawke Davies suddenly proposes, Marissa’s unsure things will last. Hoping that her quiet summer at home will give her time to think, Marissa forgets that her first love may be home for the summer. Before she can give Hawke an answer, she needs to find out why Sean disserted her. But when the competition heats up between the boys, Sean tries to win her back by making a staggering confession that links his former life to Hawke. Forgiving Sean may be the answer she has needed all along and allow her to choose the man she’s always loved. About the Author: Jessica Adriel is a licensed minister, author, mother and speaker. She spends her days penning books, preparing talks and delving into the world of teenagers. Her gifts of communication and compassion were noticed early on when she composed over 800 poems during high school and yet spent a great deal of time with volunteer efforts. A native to New England, it was Jessica’s… Read more »

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Feb 09
Two Sets of Winners!!!!

Two Sets of Winners!!!!

I have two sets of winners! One is for Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah and the other set is for The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks!!! The lucky winner of Angels is: Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 7                  Cathikin!!! The lucky 5 winners for The Last Song are: Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 50                  Molly C!!! 4                    Michelle!!! 26                  Michelle!!! 39                 Audra E!!! 30                 Andrea!!! Congrats to ALL the winners! They have been notified and will have 48 hours to get me their mailing address, or I will draw new winners!

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Feb 08
In My Mailbox Today….

In My Mailbox Today….

To Mr. Mailbox had…. From the Publisher: ARC copy of Danger Close by William G. Boykin/Tom Morrisey The Golden Cross by Angela Elwell Hunt Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn From the Author: ARC copy of Beguiled by Deeanne Gist/J.Mark Bertrand Won from Blog/Online Giveaways: The Captain’s Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren

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