Nov 01
Remember by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

Remember by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

The Baxters are back and they bring with them Ashley and Landon’s story! Ashley’s trying to forget the hurtful pain from her past and raise her son. She’s sure that God and her family could not possibly love her. Until she meets four special people and they break away and pick at the cracks in her heart and help her to remember what she wants to forget. Then disaster strikes the nation- 9/11 happened. This nightmare forever changes the lives of Ashley’s loving family. Landon has loved Ashley for years. He can’t break her walls down and is rejected, so he finds himself at the Ground Zero efforts, trying to forget her rejection and find his place. But then another tragedy strikes the Baxter family again. Will Ashley find her faith in God and overcome her past when this new disaster strikes? Will remembering keep her from being able to love Landon…the one man who will be forever faithful to her?? Karen’s characters are struggling with every day issues, but they have such a strong family bond and a strong faith and love for God and they know that, together and with prayer, they can overcome any obstacle. Karen gives… Read more »

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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
Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury

Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury

We’re brought back to Cody Gunner’s story but this time we get to meet his brother Carl Joseph-a young man battling downs syndrome. In this novel, Cody doesn’t want to send Carl Joseph into a cruel and harsh world. But Carl Joseph’s teacher, Elle, feels he should experience his chance at independence. As Cody,the one who’s supposed to protect Carl Joseph, and Elle bump heads, can they ignore the lesson that Carl Joseph is trying to teach them-that the answer is just beyond the clouds? Can they look up and see the clouds and that Carl Joseph is right-the answer they both need is just beyond the clouds?  You CAN NOT get through this terrific read with out the water works springing leaks! It is well worth it however, when you can sit back and see your “family” in the pages of the book, learning lessons, loving and having faith. Ms. Kingsbury’s talent is like that of no other. She can use the power of God in her words and speak to the heart in the best way. I truly hated to see this book come to an end, but I know that if I look up in the clouds,… 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 26
A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury

A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury

Cody’s a rodeo star. Ali’s a rodeo star. Neither want love. Cody was abandoned as a child by the one person he needed most. Ali has a terrible secret. They can’t deny the attraction building between them. But can Cody let down his walls and let love in, and will Ali risk love even with the secret she carries? Can they both accept what is God’ will and still have a thousand tomorrows? This is a wonderfully written story. God certainly spoke through Ms. Kingsbury’s hands in this book. You need ten boxes of tissues just to get through the first half of the book! It makes you want to reach out and hug Cody and Ali and be there for them. You won’t soon forget the wonderful workings of God and the characters who become like family by the end of the book. This book is getting high praises from me. It’s a book that I didn’t want to end or put down. But I know I can close my eyes and remember the words in the book and the characters and it’s like I am right back there reading the book all over again. Well done and two… Read more »

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