Tag: Blog Tours

Jun 04
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race by Mike H. Mizrahi

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race by Mike H. Mizrahi

My Thoughts I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would. The author is new to me and his writing style is refreshing! The characters within the book really spoke to me and came alive as I followed young Anne and Peter throughout this story. I felt as if I was the one in the middle of it all. I love when a book does that to me. This book is filled with life lessons of having faith, hope, perseverance and relying on the Lord above.  Young Anne, bless her. I could see a lot of my own stubborn self in her! She’s a sweet soul and wouldn’t take being told no she couldn’t do something for an answer! She was going to do it and that was that. A woman in the south riding a man’s contraption! Unheard of, but not for Anne! She was going to ride and not be stopped. It was interesting seeing the events of that played out, especially knowing that in today’s society women can do just about anything they want to.  I loved Peter’s character, too. Watching him interact with Anne and the other characters was captivating. He struggled so… 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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Apr 25
Goddess Fish Promotions VBB Review + Scavenger Hunt:  A Mother’s Love by Charlotte Hubbard

Goddess Fish Promotions VBB Review + Scavenger Hunt: A Mother’s Love by Charlotte Hubbard

EXCERPT “I want three chickie legs and a big ole bunch of taters,” Gracie announced as she pointed to the food in the steam table. “Lotsa gravy, too—right, Matthias? Do you like lotsa gravy on your taters?” “That looks like awesome gravy.” Matthias smiled at the women who were filling his plate. “If I could have some on my chicken as well as my taters,” he said, winking at Gracie, “that would be wonderful. Denki, ladies. This is a fabulous meal.” As Rose gazed around the crowded greenhouse, looking for three empty chairs, she was very aware that folks were watching her—whispering about the man who followed her between the tables, carrying Gracie as though she were his. Rose wanted to announce, loud and clear, that Matthias Wagler was only here for the food. But they’ll know that’s not true. Just like you do. Rose’s cheeks tingled with heat. She hurried toward the last unoccupied table in the back corner of the big glassed-in room, not meeting anyone’s gaze. Settling into a folding chair, Rose sighed heavily as she gazed at the plate she’d filled. Why had she taken so much food when she had no appetite? Why had her… Read more »

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Mar 18
PUYB Blog Tour Spotlight: Soul Control by C. Elizabeth

PUYB Blog Tour Spotlight: Soul Control by C. Elizabeth

Monday, March 3 Guest Blogging at Cherry Mischievious Book Featured at Margay Leah Justice Tuesday, March 4 Book Featured at Bound 4 Escape Wednesday, March 5 Book Featured at Inside BJ’s Head Thursday, March 6 Interview for As the Pages Turn Book Featured at Naturally Kim B Friday, March 7 First Chapter Reveal at Literary Winner Saturday, March 8 Book Review at Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict Monday, March 10 Book Review at Escape by Fiction Book Featured at Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews Tuesday, March 11 Book Featured at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest Wednesday, March 12 Interviewed LIVE on Blog Talk Radio’s A Book and a Chat Book Review at Hezzie-D’s Books and Cooks Thursday, March 13 Book Review at Southeast by Midwest Friday, March 14 Book Review at Laura in Bookland Monday, March 17 Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC. Tuesday, March 18 Book Review at Reviews by Molly Wednesday, March 19 Guest Blogging at Curling Up By The Fire Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews Thursday, March 20 Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf Saturday, March 22 Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea Sunday, March 23 First Chapter Reveal at Bookingly Yours Monday, March 24 Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos Tuesday, March 25 Book Review at Crystal’s Many Reviewers Wednesday, March 26 Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt Thursday,… Read more »

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Nov 12
Revell Blog Tour Review: The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson

Revell Blog Tour Review: The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson

Title:The Christmas ShoppeAuthor:Melody CarlsonPublisher:RevellRelease Date:September 2011Pages:176Source:publisher|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|Deepershopping.comRating:4/5 Books About the Book:The small town of Parrish Springs is not quite ready for Matilda Honeycutt. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town’s quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn’t fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing. Once again, Melody Carlson delivers a Christmas story that will touch hearts and delight the senses. Sure to be a classic, The Christmas Shoppe is filled with the special magic the best Christmas stories share—that intangible mixture of nostalgia, joy, and a little bit of magic. About the Author:Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including… Read more »

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Nov 11
Kregel Blog Tour Review: The Three Trees by Elena Pasquali

Kregel Blog Tour Review: The Three Trees by Elena Pasquali

Title:The Three TreesAuthor:Elena PasqualiPublisher:KregelRelease Date:September 1,2011Pages:32Source:publisher|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNobleRating:5/5 Books About the Book:Three forest trees dream of what they will one day become. One dreams of becoming a royal throne; one of being a ship that can withstand any storm; and one longs to stay in the forest and grow as tall as tall can be. When they are felled, it seems their dreams are over. But as each tree is crafted into a new item–a manger, a fishing boat, and a rugged cross–it becomes clear that through the role they play in one important life their hopes are more than fulfilled. About the Author:ELENA PASQUALI worked for some years in children’s publishing before going on to be an author in her own right. She has a special interest in retelling folk tales from around the world. My Review:An amazingly adorable children’s book! While I have two children who are a bit older (7 and 9), this book still captured their attentions with it’s bright, beautifully colored pictures. The story itself is an old folklore, and one that is told in an easy to understand way that will capture even the smallest of children’s attentions. The message of the cross, and… Read more »

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Nov 08
Blog Tour Review: Hope’s Journey by Stephanie Worlton

Blog Tour Review: Hope’s Journey by Stephanie Worlton

Title:Hope’s JourneyAuthor:Stephanie WorltonPublisher:BonnevilleRelease Date:July 14,2011Pages:288Source:author|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNobleRating:5/5 Books About the Book:Sydney is a straight-A student heading to college on a scholarship, and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve an LDS mission. But their dreams are shattered on the eve of their high school graduation when they find out that Sydney is pregnant. Separated, they must both trust in God as they search for the worth they once found in each other. About the Author:Stephanie Connelley Worlton pursued a degree in Architecture before turning her creative energy towards other forms of artistic expression including writing. Through her many associations with youth, Stephanie felt prompted to channel her own experience as a teenage mother into a work that might open the eyes of understanding, break down stereotypes, cause youth to reevaluate their relationships, and ultimately provide hope for those in the trenches of an unplanned pregnancy. Aside from the busy schedule she keeps as a wife and mother of four, Stephanie enjoys interior design, gardening, carpentry, painting, and being involved with the youth of our rising generation. My Review:This is a must read for every teen, boy and girl, as well as their parents. Stephanie Worlton hits a home run… Read more »

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Sep 29
Revell Blog Tour&Review: Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

Revell Blog Tour&Review: Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

Title:Deeply Devoted Author:Maggie BrendanSeries:Blue Willow Brides, #1Publisher:RevellRelease Date:September 1, 2011Pages:332Source:publisher|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase:Amazon|BarnesAndNoble|Deepershopping.comRating:4 Books About The Book:She is staking her future on a man she’s never met. Can she learn to love him? When Catharine Olsen leaves Holland for Wyoming as a mail-order bride, she brings some extra baggage with her: two sisters, her mother’s set of Blue Willow china, and a tragic past. As she steps off the train, Peter Andersen is glad to see that she is everything her letters showed her to be. But he is a bit perturbed by her unexpected companions. How will he support them all? And what other secrets might Catharine be keeping from him? Filled with sweet romance and vivid characters, Deeply Devoted highlights a clash of cultures as a highborn European and a simple wheat farmer learn to love one another and trust God with the past–and the future. About the Author:Maggie Brendan is the author of No Place for a Lady, The Jewel of His Heart, and A Love of Her Own. A member of American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association, Maggie lives in Georgia.My Review:I really enjoy the work of Maggie Brendan. I got started on her… Read more »

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Sep 27
PUYB Tour&Review:The Manicurist by Phyllis Schieber

PUYB Tour&Review:The Manicurist by Phyllis Schieber

Title:The ManicuristAuthor:Phyllis SchieberPublisher:Bell Bridge BooksRelease Date:July 25, 2011Pages:258Source:author|PumpUpYourBook|My FTC DisclaimerPurchase: BarnesAndNoble|AmazonRating:5 Books About the Book:The Manicurist is the story of Tessa Emanuel, a young woman who is engulfed by vivid images of the past. When Tessa is a child, both parents allegedly die in a car accident. However, the body of Tessa mother, Ursula, is never found. Tessa is obsessed by memories of her mother, whose battle with mental illness made Tessa’s childhood a secret world of intrigue and betrayal. Now married with a daughter, Tessa must come to terms with her own identity as a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories and a gift of clairvoyance that threatens to dismantle her life. At times she wants to escape this “gift,” but eventually she uses it discreetly in her work as a manicurist—where a peculiar client changes her future forever. Mysterious and compassionate, The Manicurist is a spellbinding novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. About the Author:The first great irony of Phyllis Schieber’s life was that she was born in a Catholic hospital. Her parents, survivors of the Holocaust, had settled in the… Read more »

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Sep 24
LitFuse Tour Review:Heiress by Susan May Warren

LitFuse Tour Review:Heiress by Susan May Warren

Title:Heiress Author:Susan May Warren  Series:Daughters Of Fortune, #1 Publisher:Summerside Press Release Date:July 1, 2011 Pages:380 Source:publisher |LitFuse Group |My FTC Disclaimer Purchase: Amazon |BarnesAndNoble |Deepershopping.com Rating: 5 Books Synopsis:They can buy anything they want—fame, power, beauty, even loyalty. But they can’t buy love. The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And what happens when the other sets out across the still untamed frontier to find it—will she discover she’s left it behind in the glamorous world of the New York gilded society? What price will each woman pay for being an heiress? Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, two women discover that being an heiress just might cost them everything they love. Author Bio:Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan… Read more »

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