Archive | November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

28 Nov


Happy Thanksgiving!

Join Millie for Thanksgiving

26 Nov

Into The Free

Julie Cantrell has penned two magnificent novels, Into the Free and When Mountains Move.  I encourage you to read them if you haven’t already done so.  Millie has a very special story to share! 

You can read my thoughts here: Into the Free and When Mountains Move

As a special holiday treat, Julie Cantrell has created a brand-new When Mountains Move- CoverThanksgiving story. Reenter Millie’s world and remember what it means to be thankful.

You can download it from this page

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blog Tour- Love’s Refuge

22 Nov
I am delighted to be participating in the blog tour for Love’s Refuge by Sandra Leesmith!  Visit Seasons of Humility for the complete tour schedule.


Love’s Refuge by Sandra Leesmith


Skye Larsen loves her peaceful life on Leeza Island in Puget Sound – the tranquility, the friendly neighbors, and especially the safety from big-city dangers. So when cruel pranks start to escalate and changes threaten to overtake the island, Skye is determined to fight for her haven. The presence of a handsome vacationer and the unexpected feelings he awakens can’t distract her from her goal.

Danny Fraser doesn’t realize how desperately he needs a rest until he meets Skye. By allowing him to glimpse her simple way of life, she helps him reorient his priorities – and steals his heart in the process. But his work and home in Seattle keep Skye at bay.

An isolated island girl with painful memories. A dedicated city boy with a wild past. What will it cost for them both to find a refuge from their storms?


Love’s Refuge is a tender love story set against the beautiful backdrop of a remote island in Puget Sound.  Vivid imagery makes the sights and sounds of Leeza Island come alive! 

Skye Larsen and Danny Fraser are relatable characters, each with issues they are struggling with.  Skye enjoys her quiet life and doesn’t want anything or anyone to disturb the tranquility of her home.  Danny is very committed to the work he does, but is carrying the burden of situations beyond his control. 

As destructive incidents begin to occur and romance begins to bloom, Skye and Danny provide refuge for each other.  With God’s help, they both find solace and healing.  The spiritual themes of faith and love are gently woven into this story as a reminder that God offers the perfect refuge. 

I enjoyed meeting Skye and Danny and the other residents of Leeza Island and would love to visit again!  Full of mystery and romance, Love’s Refuge is a great escape. 

Don’t miss your chance to visit Leeza Island!  During the blog tour, Love’s Refuge is available from the Kindle store for only $0.99.  Click the beautiful cover above to be taken to the Kindle store.


To celebrate the release of her latest novel, Sandra is giving away a basic Kindle loaded with her e-books.  This is the perfect prize for enjoying a great escape this holiday season!  To enter, simply click the giveaway link below.

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Sandra Leesmith loves to travel in her RV and explore all of nature’s beauty, discover America’s history, and fellowship with the wonderful people she meets while on the road. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming, and pickleball. Learn more about Sandra and her books at

You can connect with Sandra on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. You can also find her and her talented writing buddies at the Seekerville blog.

* Thank you, Sandra Leesmith and Amber Stokes, for providing me with a copy of Love’s Refuge and allowing me to participate in the blog tour.  All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.   

A Heart Deceived

19 Nov

A Heart Deceived

A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep


Miri Brayden teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum-and she’ll be sent to the poorhouse. Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life-from family, from the law … from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity-an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder. When Ethan shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit-fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.


While I do not normally read books with a dark or disturbing storyline, I am certainly glad I read A Heart Deceived.  I found this to be an extremely well-written novel!  Michelle Griep has written a unique story full of interesting characters, descriptive language and historic details.  This is not a light, easy read, but rather a deeper story that illustrates the darker side of humanity.  The spiritual themes of faith, hope and forgiveness were wonderfully conveyed and present throughout.  This was my first time to read Michelle Griep’s writing and I certainly look forward to reading more!  

Today only, you can order your copy of A Heart Deceived, eBook, for only $0.79 from

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To learn more about Michelle Griep, visit her wesbite at

Friday Freebie

15 Nov

Click the image to be taken to the Kindle store.

The Marrying Kind

The Marrying Kind by Kathleen Y’Barbo

(A Brides of Texas Novella)

Veterans Day

11 Nov


To all our veterans, those currently serving, and their families, thank you for your service and your sacrifices.



* Image credit: Veterans Day 2013 website.

Vignette of Mary

8 Nov

I encourage you all to stop what you’re doing, take a few minutes, and read Rachel Hauck’s Vignette of Mary at the Cross. 

It is a must read!