Oct 03
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends 10/3/2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends 10/3/2017

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish . Today’s TTT is about our book boyfriends/girlfriends. This one is going to be hard because I tend to fall in love with all the book boyfriends! But, here goes, in order of absolute favorite to almost absolute favorite! Julie Lessman’s Cluny McGee from A Hope Undaunted Julie Lessman’s Sean O’Connor from A Heart Revealed Candace Calvert’s Scott McKenna from Disaster Status Candace Calvert’s Logan Caldwell from Critical Care Julie Lessman’s Collin McGuire from A Passion Most Pure Mary Connealy’s Rafe Kincaid from Out Of Control Mary Connealy’s Clay McClellen from Petticoat Ranch Karen Kingsbury’s Landon Blake from Remember Courtney Fassler Walsh’s Ryan Brooks from Just Look Up Lori Wick’s William Jennings from The Proposal These sweeties and all their hunkiness just make me swoon! I love their secretly tender hearts and all they believe in.  I hope that you will join us in Top Ten Tuesday for more great postings each week by visiting the topics here!

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Oct 03
Blog Notice/Update

Blog Notice/Update

Hi all! Happy Fall! I am going to be taking away my Ultimate Book Blogger plugin feature on my blog so it may look a little different…..my past postings will most likely just have a little review of the book listed and no cover image of info on the author or book itself. I apologize deeply for that. I am just not a fan of the UBB as it’s more time consuming than formatting my own information into a blog post. So if things look a little funny around here for a bit, that’s why! Thank you for being faithful followers and I adore each and everyone of you! I pray you have a blessed week and a very happy Fall! 

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Oct 03
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Counseling Under The Cross by Bob Kellemen

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Counseling Under The Cross by Bob Kellemen

Title: Counseling Under The Cross Publisher: NewGrowth Press Publish Date: September 11, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945270215 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 256 Rating: 3.5 stars Purchase About The Book Martin Luther not only reformed theology, but his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care. In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen explains how Martin Luther’s gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care transformed his own approach to soul care. As Kellemen mines Luther’s own writings and other first hand accounts, readers will gain a new understanding of how Luther richly, relevantly, robustly, and relationally applied the gospel to suffering, sin, sanctification, and our search for peace with God. Counseling Under the Cross will guide pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a rich understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others. Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others so together they find their hope and help in Christ alone. My Thoughts This is another book that is out of my norm, so it’s not going to get a high rating. It’s not one that I was able to… Read more »

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Oct 03
Providence Book Promotions Book Blast: Johnny Big Ears by John Paul Padilla

Providence Book Promotions Book Blast: Johnny Big Ears by John Paul Padilla

Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend by John Paul Padilla October 3, 2017 Book Blast October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Join the Campaign with this Amazing Book! Book Details Genre: Children Published by: Padilla Goldworks Publication Date: March 20, 2012 Number of Pages: 40 ISBN: 0979889847 (ISBN13: 9780979889844) Purchase Links:     Synopsis: Johnny BIG-EARS is just like every other five-year-old child, but when he starts his first day of kindergarten, children begin to tease him because of his enormously large ears. Follow Johnny as he faces the challenges that being different presents. How will Johnny react to being teased? Find out why Johnny turns out to be a winner in this endearing, thoughtful book that addresses typical childhood bullying and offers children advice on how to deal with teasing. Whether you’re a parent or an educator, now you will be able to encourage your kids or students through this special book and help motivate all young kids to start feeling good about themselves no matter who they are, or what they look like! Excerpt: Author Bio: John Paul Padilla was born in December 11, in Los Angeles, California. He is a multi-award winning author that includes Mom’s Choice Award. He… Read more »

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Oct 02
Review: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

Review: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

Title: All She Left Behind Publisher: Revell Publish Date: September 5, 2017 ISBN: 978-0800727000 Source: Revell Reads Pages: 352 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN About The Book Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she’s developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman’s widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal–but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life’s storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives? Through her award-winning, layered storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notions about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred–but they never really die. Based on a true story. My Thoughts This was… Read more »

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Oct 02
Revell Blog Tour Review: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

Revell Blog Tour Review: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

Title: The Christmas Blessing Author: Melody Carolson Publisher: Revell Publish Date: September 5,2017 ISBN: 978-0800722708 Pages: 176 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma? Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy. About The Author Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award… Read more »

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Sep 29
Kregel Blog Tours Review: Liar’s Winter by Cindy Sproles

Kregel Blog Tours Review: Liar’s Winter by Cindy Sproles

Title: Liar’s Winter Author: Cindy Sproles Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date: August 29,2017 ISBN:978-0825444531 Pages: 248 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book The choices you make determine who you are. No no mark.” Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark–and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise. Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there’s anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which… Read more »

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Sep 23
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Rule Of Law by Randy Singer

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Rule Of Law by Randy Singer

Title: Rule Of Law Author: Randy Singer Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Publish Date: September 5,2017 ISBN: 978-1496418166 Pages: 480 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book What did the president know? And when did she know it? For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out. But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members? Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true. Equal justice under law. It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful… Read more »

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Sep 19
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley

Title: Mercy Triumphs Publisher: New Hope Publishers Publish Date: September 4, 2017 ISBN: 978-1625915283 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 296 Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Three women. Three impossible circumstances. One merciful God. Mia, an American Christian, has lived in Sudan so long that persecution, harassment, and danger have become commonplace for her. Her tough outer shell threatens to harden her heart while her newly Christian friends, Halimah and Rania, former Muslims, are forced to live in exile outside Sudan. All three quickly discover that escaping danger in one place only means facing even greater challenges elsewhere. As God’s mercy becomes evident in their lives, they must choose whether or not to offer mercy to those who don’t deserve it. Third in a trilogy, Mercy Triumphs opens the reader’s eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Mercy Triumphs reveals some of the struggles Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for new believers, those who are persecuted for their faith, and even for the salvation of the persecutors. My Thoughts I am new to Jana Kelley’s work, but I can say that… Read more »

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Sep 17
Review: The Proving by Beverly Lewis

Review: The Proving by Beverly Lewis

Title: The Proving Publisher: Bethany House Publish Date: September 5, 2017 ISBN: 978-0764219665 Source: Bethany House Bloggers Pages: 352 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN About The Book Amish Fiction’s #1 Author Presents a Touching Story of Perseverance and Second Chances Amanda Dienner hasn’t seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Now an Englisher, Mandy is shocked: Her twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What’s more, the inheritance comes with a catch: The farmhouse inn will only truly be hers if she is able to successfully run it for twelve consecutive months. Mandy accepts the challenge even though it means returning to Gordonville and the painful memories she left behind at eighteen. Still, she’s determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast, no matter that its loyal clientele are expecting an Amish hostess! The inn isn’t Mandy’s sole test, however. Rubbing shoulders with her married twin sister reopens wounds that Mandy isn’t ready to forgive. And an Englisher guest with a difficult past of her own just complicates matters. Can Mandy fulfill the terms of… Read more »

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