Oct 06
Kregel Blog Tours Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Kregel Blog Tours Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Title: If We Make It Home Author: Christina Suzann Nelson Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date:September 26,2017 ISBN:978-0825444951 Pages: 272 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book In College, they were as close as sisters, but in adult life, they drifted so far they became strangers. When the University of Northwest Oregon decides to close the house they called home for four years, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky travel back and are reunited only to find their other roommate has passed away. With regrets high, and the weight of their crumbling lives as motivation, the women embark on a survival week. When tragedy strikes, leaving them lost without a guide, they must face the wounds that tore them apart and work together if they have any hope of making it home. About The Author Christina Suzann Nelson is a member of Oregon Christian Writers. Her essays have been published in the Cup of Comfort series. Nelson lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her husband and four children. Twitter~Website~Facebook~Goodreads My Thoughts Another new author for me, and one I am completely happy to have found! When sitting down to read this intriguing sounding book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,especially with… Read more »

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Oct 04
BookLookBloggers Review: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology

BookLookBloggers Review: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology

Title: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers Publish Date: September 12,2017 ISBN:978-0529118707 Source: Publisher;Author Street Teams Pages: 248 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany. The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people… Read more »

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Oct 04
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Waiting For Butterflies by Karen Sargent

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Review: Waiting For Butterflies by Karen Sargent

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Waiting for Butterflies Author: Karen Sargent Release date: April 4, 2017 Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction When tragedy strikes, Maggie discovers a mother’s love never ends—not even when her life does. Longing for her family after her death, she returns home where she helplessly witnesses her family’s downward spiral in the aftermath of her passing. Her husband is haunted by past mistakes and struggles to redeem himself. Her teenage daughter silently drowns in her own guilt, secretly believing she is responsible for her mother’s death. Only her five-year-old, full of innocence, can sense her presence. Although limited by her family’s grief and lack of faith, Maggie is determined to keep a sacred promise and salvage her family before her second chance runs out. A tender portrait of a mother whose love reaches beyond possible, Waiting for Butterflies will embrace your heart and not let go. About the Author Karen Sargent creates characters whose imperfect faith collides with real-life conflicts, taking readers on a journey through grace and redemption to discover enduring hope. A romantic element is woven within each story. In addition to writing inspirational novels, she blogs at The… Read more »

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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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