Apr 20
[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

About the Book:An extraordinary journey back in time shows a struggling single dad that the faith he’s lost is still alive—and stronger than ever. . . . Michael Stewart has weathered his share of hardships: a troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now he’s raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But he’s turned his back on his faith—that is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door . . . and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christ’s life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisoned—or worse—and they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael realizes that before they can escape Jerusalem, he must experience history’s most necessary and shattering heartbreak—and that pain and loss must happen if Michael is to be set… Read more »

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Apr 20
[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] Necessary Heartbreak by Michael J. Sullivan

About the Book:An extraordinary journey back in time shows a struggling single dad that the faith he’s lost is still alive—and stronger than ever. . . . Michael Stewart has weathered his share of hardships: a troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now he’s raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But he’s turned his back on his faith—that is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door . . . and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christ’s life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisoned—or worse—and they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael realizes that before they can escape Jerusalem, he must experience history’s most necessary and shattering heartbreak—and that pain and loss must happen if Michael is to be set… Read more »

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Apr 20
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: No Greater Love(Extreme Devotion, bk 1) by Kathi Macias

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: No Greater Love(Extreme Devotion, bk 1) by Kathi Macias

About the Book: Forbidden romance, an unlikely martyr, and an even more unlikely hero. Orphaned four years earlier when their parents, active in the African National Congress ANC movement against Apartheid, were murdered, 16-year-old Chioma and her 15-year-old brother Masozi now live and work on an Afrikaner family’s farm. When Chioma and Andrew, the farm owner’s son, find themselves attracted to one another, tragedy revisits their lives. Chioma escapes to join an ANC rebel band in her effort to survive and gain revenge for her family and culture. When cultures clash in life-or-death struggles, Chioma must choose between violence and revenge or forgiveness and selfless love. Loosely based on historical events and set near Pretoria, South Africa, just prior to the setting of the popular movie Invictus, during the violent upheaval prior to ANC leader Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and his ascendance to the presidency of South Africa, this story of forbidden romance produces an unlikely martyr who is replaced by one even more unlikely. About the Author:Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer and radio show host who has authored 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and… Read more »

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Apr 20
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: No Greater Love(Extreme Devotion, bk 1) by Kathi Macias

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: No Greater Love(Extreme Devotion, bk 1) by Kathi Macias

About the Book: Forbidden romance, an unlikely martyr, and an even more unlikely hero. Orphaned four years earlier when their parents, active in the African National Congress ANC movement against Apartheid, were murdered, 16-year-old Chioma and her 15-year-old brother Masozi now live and work on an Afrikaner family’s farm. When Chioma and Andrew, the farm owner’s son, find themselves attracted to one another, tragedy revisits their lives. Chioma escapes to join an ANC rebel band in her effort to survive and gain revenge for her family and culture. When cultures clash in life-or-death struggles, Chioma must choose between violence and revenge or forgiveness and selfless love. Loosely based on historical events and set near Pretoria, South Africa, just prior to the setting of the popular movie Invictus, during the violent upheaval prior to ANC leader Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and his ascendance to the presidency of South Africa, this story of forbidden romance produces an unlikely martyr who is replaced by one even more unlikely. About the Author:Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer and radio show host who has authored 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and… Read more »

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Apr 19
[Revell Blog Tour&Review] In Harm’s Way(Heroes of Quantico, bk 3) by Irene Hannon

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] In Harm’s Way(Heroes of Quantico, bk 3) by Irene Hannon

About the Book:How can she expect anyone to believe her–when she can hardly believe it herself? FBI special agent Nick Bradley has seen his share of kooks during his fifteen years with the Bureau. But Rachel Sutton is an enigma. She seems normal when she shows up at his office–until she produces a tattered Raggedy Ann doll and tells him about a strange feeling of terror it gives her when she touches it. Nick dismisses her, only to stumble across a link between the doll and an abducted child, setting in motion a chain of events that uncovers startling connections–and puts Rachel’s life on the line. Filled with palpable suspense and heartwarming romance, In Harm’s Way is the final installment of the thrilling Heroes of Quantico series About the Author: Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including Against All Odds and An Eye for an Eye. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, and the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine. For more information about Irene and her books, visit her website at www.irenehannon.com.       My Review: I really enjoyed… Read more »

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Apr 19
[Revell Blog Tour&Review] In Harm’s Way(Heroes of Quantico, bk 3) by Irene Hannon

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] In Harm’s Way(Heroes of Quantico, bk 3) by Irene Hannon

About the Book:How can she expect anyone to believe her–when she can hardly believe it herself? FBI special agent Nick Bradley has seen his share of kooks during his fifteen years with the Bureau. But Rachel Sutton is an enigma. She seems normal when she shows up at his office–until she produces a tattered Raggedy Ann doll and tells him about a strange feeling of terror it gives her when she touches it. Nick dismisses her, only to stumble across a link between the doll and an abducted child, setting in motion a chain of events that uncovers startling connections–and puts Rachel’s life on the line. Filled with palpable suspense and heartwarming romance, In Harm’s Way is the final installment of the thrilling Heroes of Quantico series About the Author: Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including Against All Odds and An Eye for an Eye. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, and the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine. For more information about Irene and her books, visit her website at www.irenehannon.com.       My Review: I really enjoyed… Read more »

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Apr 16
[Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour,Review AND Giveaway] Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

[Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour,Review AND Giveaway] Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for a chance to win 1 of 2 copies!* About the Book:THEIR ELUSIVE ENEMIES TOOK EVERYTHING. NOW THEY WANT MORE. Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He’d failed to protect his family. Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help—a victim who eerily resembles Ben’s deceased wife, Susan. A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith—and Susan’s necklace. The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill. Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman’s situation from dangerous to deadly. Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives… Read more »

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Apr 15
[LitFuse Blog Tour&Review]The Twilight Gospel:The Spiritual Roots of the Stephanie Meyer Vampire Saga by David Roberts

[LitFuse Blog Tour&Review]The Twilight Gospel:The Spiritual Roots of the Stephanie Meyer Vampire Saga by David Roberts

About the Book: The blockbuster Twilight Saga is being read by teenager and adult alike. These powerful novels are getting even more popular as the movies hit the theaters. Crisply written and with a gracious spirit, The Twilight Gospel will help teens, their parents, and their pastors discern what is good from what is unhealthy in the novels and equip them to be biblically literate readers. About the Author:Dave Roberts is the author of the best-selling The Toronto Blessing and Red Moon Rising with joint sales in excess of 100,000. He is a former editor of Christianity and won awards for his work on Renewal magazine. He is a local church pastor and conference director for three major annual conferences on worship, children’s ministry, and women’s ministry. My Review:I highly, highly suggest that EVERY teenage girl, ANYONE who reads Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, to read David’s book! It is a definite, hands down, FIVE star book to the spiritual understanding of  Stephanie’s books!!! This review will not be terribly long, as the book it self was not that long. But I do want to keep stating that this book is highly suggested! David breaks down Stephanie’s books and shows us… Read more »

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Apr 15
[LitFuse Blog Tour&Review]The Twilight Gospel:The Spiritual Roots of the Stephanie Meyer Vampire Saga by David Roberts

[LitFuse Blog Tour&Review]The Twilight Gospel:The Spiritual Roots of the Stephanie Meyer Vampire Saga by David Roberts

About the Book: The blockbuster Twilight Saga is being read by teenager and adult alike. These powerful novels are getting even more popular as the movies hit the theaters. Crisply written and with a gracious spirit, The Twilight Gospel will help teens, their parents, and their pastors discern what is good from what is unhealthy in the novels and equip them to be biblically literate readers. About the Author:Dave Roberts is the author of the best-selling The Toronto Blessing and Red Moon Rising with joint sales in excess of 100,000. He is a former editor of Christianity and won awards for his work on Renewal magazine. He is a local church pastor and conference director for three major annual conferences on worship, children’s ministry, and women’s ministry. My Review:I highly, highly suggest that EVERY teenage girl, ANYONE who reads Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, to read David’s book! It is a definite, hands down, FIVE star book to the spiritual understanding of  Stephanie’s books!!! This review will not be terribly long, as the book it self was not that long. But I do want to keep stating that this book is highly suggested! David breaks down Stephanie’s books and shows us… Read more »

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Apr 15
[FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review] PowerPraise Moves by Laurette Willis

[FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review] PowerPraise Moves by Laurette Willis

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: Laurette Willis and the book: Power PraiseMoves™ DVD December 1, 2009 ***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett – Print & Internet Publicist – Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laurette Willis, the founder of PraiseMoves®, is a Women’s Fitness Specialist and certified personal trainer, as well as a popular keynote speaker and an award-winning actor and playwright. She has produced the videos PraiseMoves™ and 20-Minute PraiseMoves™ and written BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $16.99Actors: Laurette Willis Directors: Josh… Read more »

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