Category: Book Reviews

Nov 02
New TRUE BLUE Winner

New TRUE BLUE Winner

The previous winner, Sarah, was kind enough to let me know she already won this book from another contest so I redrew a name and the new winner is……… LUANN!!! Congratulations to you Luann! The  new winner has been notified and will have until 12pm on Tuesday November 3rd to email me back or I will draw yet  another winner…thank you to all who entered and I hope you all will come back and enter my future giveaways!!!

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Nov 01
TRUE BLUE Winner!!!

TRUE BLUE Winner!!!

And the lucky winner of David Baldacci’s TRUE BLUE, thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group, is……… drum roll please………. SARAH!!!! Congratulations to you Sarah! The winner has been notified and will have until 12pm on Tuesday November 3rd to email me back or  I will draw another winner…thank you to all who entered and I hope you enter my other giveaways!!!

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Oct 30
Last winners of October!! FIVE Winners of Run for Your Life!!!

Last winners of October!! FIVE Winners of Run for Your Life!!!

Thanks to Valerie @ Hachette Book Group I was able to giveaway FIVE copies of Run for Your Life! The lucky five are……… 1- Andie Reads 2- Marjorie 3- Anonymous (walkerd) 4- Deb K 5- Rubynreba CONGRATULATIONS!!!! All winners have been notified and will have until 6pm Sunday to email me their info or I will draw other names as winners. Thanks for playing! Happy Halloween to all!!

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Oct 30
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

Redemption by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

An unfaithful husband. An old flame. A confused wife. A story of God’ redeeming love. Kari Baxter Jacobs loves her husband. But then she finds out he’s cheating….with one of his students. So how can she handle the hurt of his betrayal? Can she ever forgive him and love him again? Why did God let this happen? And what is she to do when she’s sorting things out at her family’s home and her old flame shows up and ignites old feelings she thought were long gone? She’s so confused and hurt. Will God guide her heart and and show her the right decision that she needs to make and show that she is still loved? Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury co-wrote this wonderful inspiring novel. This is the novel that got me hooked on Karen Kingsbury’s books. It had me smiling and crying! When you read about these characters and get to know them, it’s like you are apart of their family and they reach out and include you in the hugs and decisions. I didn’t want this book to end. I could truly feel the hands of God moving, not only in the characters but in me, as… Read more »

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Oct 29
Camp Club Girls #1:The Mystery at Discovery Lake by Renae Brumbaugh

Camp Club Girls #1:The Mystery at Discovery Lake by Renae Brumbaugh

A huge mystery at a christian camp. Join Elizabeth, Kate, Sydney, Alex, Bailey and MacKenzie as they try to solve the mystery of Discovery Lake and become close friends, learning important lessons along the way. This is an adorably cute read for tweens, teens, and adults alike! This book not only has an entertaining plot, it also teaches about friendship, working together, honesty, forgiveness and most important, having a faith in God. The use of Scripture is wonderful! The girls in this story can definitely make you smile! If I had a daughter, I would want her to read this story not just because she would enjoy it, but because it teaches what’s right. A highly recommended book for the young girl in your life or if you just want a faith filled story that’s sure to make you smile! *This book was provided for review courtesy of Barbour Publishing*

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Oct 29
FIRST Wild Card Tour Preview

FIRST Wild Card Tour Preview

* I haven’t read this book so there will be no review from me but it just looked too darn cute to pass up a preview for my dear followers!!* 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: Debora M. Coty and the book: Mom NEEDS Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood Regal (April 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Rebeca Seitz of Glass Road Public Relations, LLC for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Debora M. Coty is the author or contributor to several books, including Mom NEEDS Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood…. Read more »

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Oct 29
Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts Blog Tour Review

Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts Blog Tour Review

Author:Sheila Roberts Publisher:St. Martin’s Griffin Pub. Date: October 2009 About the book: Keep the heart in Heart Lake. That’s exactly what three small-town shop owners hope to do when they launch their crazy-ambitious “Have a Heart” campaign—asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day. Emma, Sarah, and Jamie love their lakeside community, but the little town is growing too big too fast, and a doing a good deed never hurt anyone. Or so they thought… When Emma slashes prices at her quilt shop, practically giving away blankets to anyone who looks vaguely cold, she almost stitches her way into bankruptcy. Sarah’s free cooking class boils down to a hotbed of crime when some punk kid swipes her favorite heirloom. And at Jamie’s chocolate shop, things take a bittersweet turn when a local policeman starts giving her grief, stirring up feelings she’s tried to forget—and slowly melts away her defenses… With irresistible humor, warmth, affection—and recipes!—author Sheila Roberts serves up a generous, open-hearted story about the friendships we make, the chances we take, and the lives we touch every day! About the author: Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has… Read more »

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Oct 28
A-Z Wednesday….

A-Z Wednesday….

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!! To join, here’s all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week. Post: 1~ a photo of the book 2~ title and synopsis 3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.) 4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments. If you’ve already reviewed this book you can add it also. Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don’t we?) Who knows? You may find your next “favorite” book. This weeks letter is “L” My Book: LIBRA TRUST by BJ Loft About the book: How far would your sisters go for you? That is the heart of the Libra Trust. Triplet sisters Margaret, Melissa and Molly were raised in Sacramento, California. Their story covers their coming of age, their loves, heartaches and murder. Molly marries her dream man, Rob Norton. Rob’s dreams fall through. Eight years of blissful marriage is trumped by six years of abuse. Both of Molly’s sisters and her family try to help. One night Rob goes too far. About the author: B. J…. Read more »

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Oct 27
The Cutting by James Hayman Virtual Blog Tour Preview and Review

The Cutting by James Hayman Virtual Blog Tour Preview and Review

About the book: Someone is stealing the hearts of beautiful young women… In the foggy pre-dawn light of a September morning, a young woman is abducted as she jogs through the elegant streets of Portland, Maine’s West End. That night, the nude, mutilated body of a teenaged girl is found, dumped in an abandoned scrap yard, brutally raped, her heart surgically cut from her body.Are the two crimes linked? Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe, head of Portland’s Crimes Against People squad isn’t sure. But in a city where there were only two cases of homicide the entire preceding year, the coincidence of timing seems compelling. And McCabe soon finds himself in a race against time to rescue the missing woman before she too becomes a victim of an evil and deadly conspiracy.Against the vivid backdrop of Portland’s cobblestone streets and working waterfront, McCabe and his partner, Detective Maggie Savage, pursue a brilliant but morally corrupt killer who believes he alone has the right to decide who shall live and who shall die. About the author: Like McCabe, I’m a native New Yorker. He was born in the Bronx. I was born in Brooklyn. We both grew up in the city. He… Read more »

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Oct 23
Over the Holidays by Sandra Harper Blog Tour Preview and Review

Over the Holidays by Sandra Harper Blog Tour Preview and Review

About the Book:The best holiday traditions are meant to be broken.It’s only December 1, and Vanessa Clayton has been dreading Christmas since she spotted tinseled trees at her local mall in September. Thankfully, she and her husband, JT, can’t afford to drag their twin boys across the country to New England for the annual celebration at her stuffy sister-in-law Patience’s home. Not that Vanessa has prepared a proper Christmas for her family in years, and she has less time than ever since she agreed to consult on the script of a local play. Her older sister, Thea, is no help — she’d rather make art and flirt with surfers than babysit her nine-year-old nephews. Then Patience drops a holiday stress bomb: Her family will come to California instead.In between “baking” cinnamon rolls for the school potluck and overbearing Patience testing her patience, Vanessa can’t stop thinking about the difficult but charming playwright at work. Meanwhile, Patience’s teenage daughter, Libby, obsesses over a college boy she has met by the pool, and Thea searches desperately for the meaning of Christmas — for her latest installation, of course. As their holiday plans go comically awry, these four women discover the true spirit… Read more »

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