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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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May 08
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: A Spring Of Weddings by Toni Shiloh & Melissa Wardwell

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: A Spring Of Weddings by Toni Shiloh & Melissa Wardwell

Click here to purchase your copy About the Book Book: A Spring of Weddings: A Contemporary Spring Weddings Collection Authors: Toni Shiloh & Melissa Wardwell, Genre: Contemporary, Romance Release Date: March 30, 2017 A Proxy Wedding Carly James values loyalty and friendship above all, so when her best friend calls asking her to be a proxy bride, she says, ‘yes.’ How hard can it be to say ‘I do’ so that her best friend can be with the one she loves? Only, Carly never counted on the feelings that began to swirl around with the proxy groom. Damien Nichols likes life lined up from A to Z, but when his best friend calls in a favor, disorder begins to reign. Instead of taking a quick flight to the proxy wedding, he must take a road trip with the proxy bride. Carly’s free-spirit attitude bumps heads with his meticulous approach to life. As Damien discovers the woman underneath the carefree façade, his emotions become involved. Will love become real at A Proxy Wedding? Hope Beyond Savannah Lily Allman and Nikotemo (Nik) Lagatuo were the poster children for the term “opposites attract.” He was an evangelist and CEO for a non-profit from… Read more »

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May 04
Goddess Fish Promotions VBB: The Power of Prayer by Lorana Hoopes

Goddess Fish Promotions VBB: The Power of Prayer by Lorana Hoopes

Excerpt: What does he mean he can’t marry me? This had to be some kind of joke. My shoulders slumped forward and my knuckles holding the phone turned white. “That’s it? That’s all? What does this mean? What am I supposed to tell everyone out there?” There were nearly two hundred people waiting in the sanctuary. Shaina lowered her head, unable to meet my eyes and bit her lip again. My eyes narrowed to slits as I crossed the room and grabbed Shaina’s arm, eliciting a yelp of either surprise or pain. I didn’t know which, and at that moment, I didn’t care. “What aren’t you telling me?” Her eyes narrowed to slits. “There’s someone else, isn’t there? Who is it? If you know Shaina, you have to tell me.” When Shaina lifted her head, tears glistened in her eyes. “I’m so sorry, Callie.” I dropped my arm and stared at Shaina. My mouth hung open like a barn door as I tried to understand what she was saying. She’s sorry? What does she have to be sorry for? It’s not like her fiancé left her. It’s not like—Anger flared up in me as the realization set in. The world… Read more »

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May 03
Goddess Fish Promotions VBT + Interview: Lake Of Sins: Hangman’s Army by L. S. O’Dea

Goddess Fish Promotions VBT + Interview: Lake Of Sins: Hangman’s Army by L. S. O’Dea

Excerpt: Hugh Trinity didn’t reply, but her back was straighter than before.  He was getting on her nerves.  Good because she sure got on his.  She was nothing but trouble, an attractive know-it-all who refused to listen to anyone.  His hand met the end of the rope.  It was still a long way to the ground.   Jackson waited alongside the building with Tim.  They were both flat against the wall, trying not to be seen.   “Drop.  You’ll be fine.”  Her voice was soft, no longer acidic and mocking. He couldn’t deal with her being kind to him.  They’d done so well bickering.  The trip had been fast and he hadn’t thought much about the danger.  “I’m an Almighty.  My kind doesn’t always land on their feet.”   “Let go,” she said, a hint of anger in her voice. “I will.”  His hands tightened on the rope.  A fall like this could break something.   “Now,” she snapped.  “Or I’ll kick you in the face and say a prayer that you land on your head.” Her foot waved above his head.  He wouldn’t put it past her to do what she threatened.  She’d probably enjoy it.  He closed his… Read more »

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May 01
Review: Beyond Justice by Cara Putnam

Review: Beyond Justice by Cara Putnam

My Thoughts:  I absolutely love Cara Putman and her whirlwind rides she gives us with each new book. Beyond Justice is a wonderful addition to her work! From the first page, Ms. Putnam had me, hook-line-sinker, right in the middle of an intense story that she filled with soul stealing characters and a roller coaster ride!  Ms. Putman weaves a story filled with not just wonderfully created characters, but edge-of-seat, heart-pounding suspense with a dash of romance, and a whole lot of seeking out God. I was biting my nails, pulling my hair, sliding to the edge of my seat…..well, let’s just say I could not sit still through this entire book. Just when I would think I had it all figured out, praying to God I had it right, Ms. Putnam would throw in a new page turner and bam. I’m swept right back up in to the roller coaster.  This is definitely a 4 star book. Anything less would be a disgrace to this amazing suspense novel! Ms. Putnam’s Beyond Justice is definitely one I recommend if you are looking for the perfect blend of everything rolled into one. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in… Read more »

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Apr 28
New Design Coming Soon!!

New Design Coming Soon!!

Cafinated Reads is getting a new look!! And it’s coming VERY VERY soon!!! I’m excited about it! I’ve seen sneak peaks and I think that you are going to love it just as much as I do! So, please, in the mean time, disregard the disarray you find as you visit my posts. I promise the new look will be very eye catching and appealing and you’ll want to come back again and again! 

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Apr 26
Waiting On Wednesday 4-26-2017

Waiting On Wednesday 4-26-2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda Brunstetter Expected Publication: June 2017 Pre-Order: Amazon CBD New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter and Daughter-in-Law, Jean, Weave a Lighthearted Romance from Indiana’s Amish Country Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill—50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won’t work for her.  Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp. Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart? How did Thelma meet her husband?  Find out… Read more »

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