May 19
#FirstLineFridays: Driver Confessional by David Winters

#FirstLineFridays: Driver Confessional by David Winters

I joined a new weekly meme last week called First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. So today my First Line Friday will be from Driver Confessional by David Winters.  Here is the first line of Driver Confessional:  The black American-made sedan rolled up in front of the Palm Restaurant near the campus of George Washington University. I know. It’s not a long first line, but it’s one of the books I’m currently reading and so far it’s really good! Here’s more about the book: Driver Confession by David Winters Published: May 1,2017 A Washington Uber driver takes his faith to work, encouraging clients to share their problems as he drives to their destinations. His part-time job takes a left turn when a mysterious woman confesses her involvement in an international plot involving nuclear materials, Russian terrorists and a certain Senator. Purhase on Amazon  My fellow bloggers are also joining the fun this week for First Line Fridays. Why don’t you stop by and see their posts too?  Bibliophile Reviews Bookworm Mama Encouraging Words from the Tea… Read more »

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May 18
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas by Deron Spoo

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas by Deron Spoo

My Thoughts If you are looking for a closer walk with God, then please, look no further than this book. It is a book that is well written, and well organized. The aspects of this book are wonderful and really leave the reader thinking things through. Each page is different, each page helping you to understand a little more about God and what you need to do to truly listen to Him, to hear Him out, and make yourself a better person for Him. The way The Good Book is laid out makes it easy to follow. I understand things a little differently now, in a good way, of course. Mr. Spoo has created a wonderful book, filled with truth and information that will be with the reader long after they finish.  This book has verses from the Bible with each chapter and leaves it open for a great discussion and break down of the Bible! This is a definitely worthy of beyond 5 stars.  It’s a great companion to the Bible and and will make a great addition to any Bible study or library collection. Don’t miss out on this great book!  To find out more about this awesome LitFuse Blog… Read more »

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May 17
Waiting On Wednesday 5-17-17

Waiting On Wednesday 5-17-17

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. French Fried by Kylie Logan Expected Publication: June 2017 Pre-Order: Amazon Poison du Jour The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week.   For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies turn to Raquel “Rocky” Arnaud, a former French chef and friend of Sophie. What looks like a match made in heaven turns rank as quickly as buttermilk on a summer’s day. Rocky turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from souffle to sleuth.   INCLUDES A RECIPE Why Wait? Because I love cozies! I am always on the look out for more cozy mysteries and this one just sounds super intriguing and cute! I can’t wait to read it.    How about? What are YOU… Read more »

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May 16
The Comment Challenge: #Summer17CC

The Comment Challenge: #Summer17CC

I am joining a new challenge for the summer! I’m joining for the months of June through August, and intend to comment on 10+ posts each month! I can’t wait! Here’s more about the challenge I’m joining!  The Comment Challenge is hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense. The Summer 2017 Comment Challenge is designed to help you connect with other book bloggers by spreading some comment love. If you aren’t familiar with this challenge, your hosts pair you up with another blogger for one month and during that month you’re encouraged to get to know your partner by commenting on their blog. Sign-ups for June are currently open. Take a look below for all the details about this challenge. I’m excited to join this!!  About the challenge:  The Summer 2017 Comment Challenge runs from June through August Feel free to sign up for one month or more At the beginning of each month, bloggers will be paired together and will be asked to comment on each other’s blogs For the time being, the challenge is limited to English-only blogs We’d love for you to create a sign-up post to help spread the word about the challenge Options for comments… Read more »

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May 16
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Love Inspired Books About Motherhood Journeys

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Love Inspired Books About Motherhood Journeys

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish . This is my first post for it, but I’m going to try my hand at it. Let’s see what you come up with in YOUR lists too! Happy Reading 🙂 Today’s TTT is about Mother’s Day. I’m choosing to list my top 10 Love Inspired Books that are about new moms, adoptive moms, etc. I love these lines of books and books with the sweet kids that steal the mamas hearts are always the best! So. here they are in no particular order: Somebody’s Baby by Annie Jones A Soldier’s Promise by Cheryl Wyatt Mission: Motherhood by Marta Perry A Texas Thanksgiving by Margaret Daley Ready-Made Family by Cheryl Wyatt A Family For Thanksgiving by Patricia Davids A Mother’s Gift by Arlene James, Kathryn Springer Baby Makes A Match by Arlene James Accidental Mom by Loree Lough Second Chance Mom by Mary Kate Holder These are just a small portion of my favorite Love Inspired books that portray moms, adoptive, honorary or birth, and I highly recommend them all! And I hope that you will join us in Top Ten Tuesday for more great postings… Read more »

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May 15
Revell Reads Review: Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan

Revell Reads Review: Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan

My Thoughts I absolutely love Maggie Brendan and her books. She creates wonderful stories filled with beautiful characters, lots of quirks, and a plot line that will pull you in instantly. Trusting Grace is the third book in this series, but the first one that I have read. I’m so glad that I did! Grace, Robert and the children were all wonderful characters. They came to life instantly, pulling me in, capturing my heart. The interaction between Grace and Robert and Grace and the children left me smiling. The sparks that fly between Grace and Robert are endearing and I loved watching Robert come to terms with the way he feels about Grace.  This is a story of anger, love, letting go and moving on. A story of learning to trust again. God works His way into the story line, leaving the reader with messages of hope and faith in the end.  If you love a story that will not only warm your heart, but is filled with captivating characters, history, and hope, then look no further than this beautifully woven novel. This is worth 4 star praises and recommendations to all Christian fiction lovers. Ms. Brendan will leave you wanting… Read more »

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May 13
Book Blogger Hop #1: Giving Authors A Second Chance….Would You Do It?

Book Blogger Hop #1: Giving Authors A Second Chance….Would You Do It?

About the Book Blogger Hop The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. This week’s question is:  If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?   My Answer That is a tough question to answer. Some people, I’m sure, would say no they wouldn’t automatically. Me? Well, there are a few that I’ve read and just absolutely would not give them another try because of not only myself not liking the book, but others as well. However, there are books that I read and love by an author, then read one book and sit there like “whoa”, what just happened, I didn’t like it, etc. But,… Read more »

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May 10
Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

My Thoughts:  A story of redemption, second chances and characters that weasel their way into your heart to stay, Ms. Alexander’s What Hope Remembers is fantastically done. I instantly transported to Misty Willow(which, in my mind, wasn’t hard to do since I live in Willow Spring!) and settle right in for the long haul of Amy and Gabe’s story. I loved watching the story unfold and felt like I was among family.  Amy, Gabe and Aunt Tess are my favorites! I loved Gabe and Aunt Tess’ characters the most! They really fit well in the story. Amy’s character was also a great fit. I loved the way Ms. Alexander chiseled her and her flaws. Watching them come to terms with their past, present and their future really took my breath away, in a good way, of course! Gabe’s not so perfect past really opened my heart to him. I can’t imagine going through what he went through, and the mama bear in me wanted to wrap him up in a big old hug!  From start to finish, you’ll be completely wrapped up and taken on a whirl wind ride of hope! It is the third book in the series, yet… Read more »

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May 09
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: For Love And Honor by Jody Hedlund

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: For Love And Honor by Jody Hedlund

To purchase your copy, click here. About the Book Book: For Love & Honor Author: Jody Helund Genre: Young Adult Historical Release Date: March 7, 2017 Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed? Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have? As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise? About the Author Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy-tales… Read more »

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