Mar 27
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Mackenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls #3) by Shari Barr

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Mackenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls #3) by Shari Barr

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: Shari Barr and the book: McKenzie’s Montana Mystery (Camp Club Girls 3) Barbour Books (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shari Barr lives on a farm in southwest Iowa with her husband and teenage son and daughter. She writes inspirational fiction as a mission to spread the gospel while creating Christian role models for children. She has also published two non-fiction books as well as numerous articles for adults. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price:… Read more »

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Mar 26
Waterbrook Multnomah Tour Review&Giveaway: Here Burns by Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

Waterbrook Multnomah Tour Review&Giveaway: Here Burns by Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for details on a chance to win a copy!* About the Book:A mother who cannot face her future. A daughter who cannot escape her past. Lady Elisabeth Kerr is a keeper of secrets. A Highlander by birth and a Lowlander by marriage, she honors the auld ways, even as doubts and fears stir deep within her. Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips. His mother, the dowager Lady Marjory, hides gold beneath her floor and guilt inside her heart. Though her two abiding passions are maintaining her place in society and coddling her grown sons, Marjory’s many regrets, buried in Greyfriars Churchyard, continue to plague her. One by one the Kerr family secrets begin to surface, even as bonny Prince Charlie and his rebel army ride into Edinburgh in September 1745, intent on capturing the crown. A timeless story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption, flickering against the vivid backdrop of eighteenth-century Scotland, Here Burns My Candle illumines the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home. About the Author:Liz… Read more »

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Mar 26
Waterbrook Multnomah Tour Review&Giveaway: Here Burns by Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

Waterbrook Multnomah Tour Review&Giveaway: Here Burns by Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for details on a chance to win a copy!* About the Book:A mother who cannot face her future. A daughter who cannot escape her past. Lady Elisabeth Kerr is a keeper of secrets. A Highlander by birth and a Lowlander by marriage, she honors the auld ways, even as doubts and fears stir deep within her. Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips. His mother, the dowager Lady Marjory, hides gold beneath her floor and guilt inside her heart. Though her two abiding passions are maintaining her place in society and coddling her grown sons, Marjory’s many regrets, buried in Greyfriars Churchyard, continue to plague her. One by one the Kerr family secrets begin to surface, even as bonny Prince Charlie and his rebel army ride into Edinburgh in September 1745, intent on capturing the crown. A timeless story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption, flickering against the vivid backdrop of eighteenth-century Scotland, Here Burns My Candle illumines the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home. About the Author:Liz… Read more »

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Mar 25
Revell Blog Tour&Review: Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

Revell Blog Tour&Review: Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

About the Book:Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks could have heartbreaking consequences. Although attracted to her, ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows Priscilla deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who’s haunted by memories of his mistakes. When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life filled with promise. But then the past intrudes. Book 2 of the Texas Dreams series, Scattered Petals weaves a tale of drama, love, and second chances as beautiful as the Hill Country itself. About the Author:Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. My Review: I loved this book! This book is both heart warming and heart wrenching. A story that is filled with tragedy and heartache, as well as, compassion, understanding and romance. It was truly hard to put this book down for anything! I fell in love with the characters, especially little… Read more »

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Mar 25
Revell Blog Tour&Review: Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

Revell Blog Tour&Review: Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

About the Book:Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks could have heartbreaking consequences. Although attracted to her, ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows Priscilla deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who’s haunted by memories of his mistakes. When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life filled with promise. But then the past intrudes. Book 2 of the Texas Dreams series, Scattered Petals weaves a tale of drama, love, and second chances as beautiful as the Hill Country itself. About the Author:Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. My Review: I loved this book! This book is both heart warming and heart wrenching. A story that is filled with tragedy and heartache, as well as, compassion, understanding and romance. It was truly hard to put this book down for anything! I fell in love with the characters, especially little… Read more »

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Mar 24
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Letter To My Daughter by George Bishop

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Letter To My Daughter by George Bishop

About the Book:Dear Elizabeth, It’s early morning and I’m sitting here wondering where you are, hoping you’re all right. A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. She recounts her relationship with a boy she loved despite her parents’ disapproval, the fateful events that led to her being sent away to a strict Catholic boarding school, the personal tragedy brought upon her by the Vietnam War, and, finally, the meaning of the enigmatic tattoo below her right hip. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age. About the Author:… Read more »

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Mar 24
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Letter To My Daughter by George Bishop

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Letter To My Daughter by George Bishop

About the Book:Dear Elizabeth, It’s early morning and I’m sitting here wondering where you are, hoping you’re all right. A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. She recounts her relationship with a boy she loved despite her parents’ disapproval, the fateful events that led to her being sent away to a strict Catholic boarding school, the personal tragedy brought upon her by the Vietnam War, and, finally, the meaning of the enigmatic tattoo below her right hip. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age. About the Author:… Read more »

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Mar 24
CFBA Tour Review: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

CFBA Tour Review: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Heart Of StoneZondervan (March 1, 2010) by Jill Marie Landis ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jill Marie Landis is the bestselling author of over twenty novels. She has won numerous awards for her sweeping emotional romances, such as Summer Moon and Magnolia Creek. In recent years, as market demands turned to tales of vampires, erotica, and hotter, sexier historical romances, Jill turned to writing Inspirational Western Romances for Steeple Hill Books. She truly feels back in the saddle again, working on stories that are a joy to write. With her toes in the sand and head in the clouds, Jill now lives in Hawaii with her husband, Steve. ABOUT THE BOOK Laura Foster, free from the bondage of an unspeakable childhood has struggled to make a new life for herself. Now the owner of an elegant boardinghouse in Glory, Texas, she is known as a wealthy, respectable widow. But Laura never forgets that she is always just one step ahead of her past. When Reverend Brand McCormick comes calling, Laura does all she can to discourage him as a suitor. She knows that if her past were discovered, Brand’s reputation would be ruined…. Read more »

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Mar 23
Tyndale House Publishers has an AWESOME giveaway going on now!

Tyndale House Publishers has an AWESOME giveaway going on now!

Hey ya’ll! Just want to give a shout out about this new giveaway that Tyndale House Publishers have going on RIGHT NOW!!!                                   The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway Visit www.facebook.com/NewLivingTranslation and click on the tab that says “Sweepstakes” Fill out a simple form, take a quick Bible clarity survey, invite your friends to join and you’ll be entered to win one of our exciting prizes. With each fan number milestone a new prize will be given away. Grand Prize Apple iPad 64G and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fifth milestoneRetail Value: $829.00 2nd Prize – Already awarded32G iPod Touch and a Life Application Study Bible Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fourth milestoneRetail Value: $300.00 3rd Prize – Will be awarded when fan count hits: 3500Kindle DX and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the third milestoneRetail Value: $489.00 4th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits: TBDApple iPad 16G and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the New Living Translation Fan Page hits the second milestoneRetail Value: $499.00 5th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits:… Read more »

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Mar 23
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll

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: Robin Caroll and the book: Deliver Us From Evil B&H Academic (February 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Julie Gwinn of B&H Publishing Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Caroll has authored eight previous books including Bayou Justice and Melody of Murder. She gives back to the writing community as conference director for the American Christian Fiction Writers organization. A proud southerner through and through, Robin lives with her husband and three daughters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages… Read more »

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