Archive | September, 2015

Review: Girl Meets Change

17 Sep

Girl Meets Change

Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong

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Whether chosen and celebrated–like going off to college or welcoming your first baby–or unexpected and anxiety-inducing–like losing a job or grappling with a broken trust–all change brings stress. Kristen Strong knows about change–especially the kind you didn’t choose or expect. What she’s fought hard to learn over the years is that change is not something to be feared but something to be received as a blessing from a God who, more often than not, works through change, not in spite of it. Strong has learned to see change not as a grievance but as a grace.

 

My thoughts:

Change is something we all experience. It’s inevitable and often met with resistance, fear, or dread. In this heartfelt book, Kristen Strong shares ways to embrace the changes we experience and realize they are part of God’s purpose for our life. She shares insight, experience, and practical advice for finding peace, purpose, and hope through life’s transitions. I delighted in the wisdom and encouragement offered in these pages and look forward to sharing this book with others. Girl Meets Change is a wonderful book that shares an inspiring message!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.  All thoughts expressed are my own.

 

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Kristen Strong
Kristen Strong is a popular blogger at Chasing Blue Skies and DaySpring’s (in)courage. Her work has appeared in MOMSense and Family Fun magazines. She and her husband, David, have three children. Together this military family has zigzagged across the country (and one ocean) several times. They currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

 

Review: The Protector’s Mission

15 Sep

The Protector's Mission

The Protector’s Mission by Margaret Daley

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Lydia McKenzie is the only living witness to a serial bomber’s latest threat. Surviving the explosion at the café, Lydia is rescued by police sergeant Jesse Hunt and his K-9 partner, a Rottweiler named Brutus. She’s struggling to remember details of the incident. But one thing she’ll never forget is how she once felt about Jesse—the high school sweetheart she left to marry another. In charge of her protection, the guarded cop believes the bomber’s after her, and he promises to keep her safe. But as more of Lydia’s memories return, the more the vicious killer wants her dead.

My thoughts:

Once again, Margaret Daley has shared a great suspense in The Protector’s Mission! This is the third story in the Alaskan Search and Rescue series, but each of the stories can be enjoyed independently.

When a deadly explosion reunites Lydia McKenzie and Jesse Hunt, Jesse vows to protect his former sweetheart. However, he is also determined to guard his heart. I really enjoyed the characterization in this story and the palpable tension between Lydia and Jesse. These two have a lot to work through and as the drama and danger escalate, so do their emotions.

Intertwining suspense and romance, The Protector’s Mission is a story that will keep you guessing!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

 

Margaret Daley

Margaret Daley is an award-winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. She has also won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. Margaret wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press.

To learn more about Margaret and her books, please visit her website, http://www.margaretdaley.com.

FREE e-book: The Gifting

14 Sep

Don’t miss this exciting, edge of your seat story by Katie Ganshert!  The Gifting is FREE for a limited time, so download your copy today!!

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The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert
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If science is right, then I am crazy.
And crazy is dangerous.

In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she’s going crazy. What other explanation is there for the things she sees? After her complete freakout at a high school party, her parents worry she might be right. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill.

Despite the whispers and stares, Tess is determined to fit in at her new school. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she’s unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries harder to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something—that he might somehow be responsible.

But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?

A Taste of Nobility Giveaway

10 Sep

A Taste of Nobility Giveaway

Bethany House Publishers is proud to present the Taste of Nobility Giveaway!  Enter here!

The Lost Heiress: Breakfast Coffee Prize Package

Roseanna M. White’s The Lost Heiress is full of intrigue, mystery, danger, romance, and, when the servants co-operate, the delicious flavor of Espresso. Enjoy your own moment of luxury with the Delonghi Espresso machine. Enjoy gourmet espresso in your own home using convenient pods or ground coffee. You don’t have to be a duchess to feel like one!

You can also enjoy your breakfast in style as you savor your espresso in this stunning fine bone china coffee mug with a side of shortbread Petticoat Tail Cookies.

Brook Eden, the heroine of The Lost Heiress, prizes her pearls as both beautiful and precious; they are the only thing she has from her mother. Create your own keepsake jewelry with a gift card to The Vintage Pearl (a $50 value).

As winner of the Breakfast Coffee Prize Package, you will receive both books from the Taste of Nobility Giveaway.

A Noble Masquerade: Morning Tea Prize Package

Kristi Ann Hunter’s A Noble Masquerade is the perfect dance of propriety and intrigue. You will enjoy every minute as you enter the glittering world of the English gentility, even as you hold your breath at the danger that lies just below the polished surface. But no matter the danger, it is clear that no mystery can be solved or savored, without a good cup of tea. As the winner of the Morning Tea Prize Package, enjoy a Bonavita electric kettle that makes boiling, brewing, and enjoying a cup of tea as simple as flipping a switch.  Invite your friends for tea with this charming set of Porcelain tea cups in an assortment of beautiful patterns.

Lady Miranda Hawthorne has poured out her heart out in letters she never planned to send. Now, with danger lurking inside the halls of her very home, all of her secrets are at risk. Enjoy the feel of luxury stationery, the sweep of a quill pen as it dances across the page, and the beauty of a custom-engraved wax seal to keep your missives private. Whether pouring out your secrets or writing to a friend, you will feel the whispers of the Regency as you write.

As winner of the Morning Tea Prize Package, you will receive both books from the Taste of Nobility Giveaway!

$0.99 Sale- This Quiet Sky

8 Sep

This Quiet Sky- $0.99

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This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof is only $0.99 for a limited time! Don’t miss this achingly beautiful story of timeless love and finding hope in the midst of sorrow!

 

This Quiet Sky

There is nothing extraordinary about Tucker O’Shay’s dreams. 

Go to college. Become president. Fall in love.
And pretend like he has enough time to get it all done.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Miller doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary when she begins her first day at the one-room-school house in her new hometown of Rocky Knob. But when she meets seventeen-year-old Tucker O’Shay—the boy with the fatal illness who volunteers to tutor her in algebra—she finds herself swept up in a friendship that changes the way she sees the world and a love that changes her life.

Friday Freebies

4 Sep

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Light of My Heart

Light of My Heart by Ginny Aiken

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As 1892 draws to a close, Dr. Letitia Morgan boards a train in Philadelphia headed for Hartville, Colorado. The young town’s booming silver mine has attracted so many people that Hartville is in need of a new doctor to treat women and children. Letty jumps at the chance to start a new life where she’ll be appreciated as a medical professional-despite the fact she’s a woman.

But as she gets to know more about this bustling town, Letty realizes that perhaps she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Armed with determination and her trunks of medical supplies, she buckles down to minister to the wayward children of the town drunk, girls caught in Hartville’s thriving brothels, and a newspaperman broken by the loss of his young wife.

But not everyone warms to the lovely new physician, and Letty finds herself the target of vicious attacks. When she is thrust into a confrontation over the fate of three orphans, her life will never be quite the same.

 

Deeply Devoted

Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

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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.

 

Courting the Mrs.

Courting the Mrs. by Karen Lynn Marstaller

Kindle

Deep in the heart of Texas, Julie Duncan is just trying to get through the days after the loss of her husband. It’s been four years, and male attention is the last thing on her mind, but her new job lands her in the middle of an unwanted romance.

The first time he sees his grandfather’s new housekeeper, Lane Calahan knows that Julie is “the one,” but will he ever convince Mrs. Duncan to risk her heart again?

Facebook Party TONIGHT with Susan Anne Mason

1 Sep

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Join Susan Anne Mason TONIGHT for a fun author chat party on Facebook at 8:00 PM EDT (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain, & 5:00 Pacific)!

During the party, Susan will be chatting about her new book, Irish Meadows.  She’ll also be hosting a book chat, playing a round of book trivia, answering your questions, and announcing the winner from the Kindle Fire giveaway (Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/7dac). Of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways too!

RSVP now and join the fun!

 

Irish Meadows

Faced with an uncertain future, sometimes all you have left is the courage to dream.

Brianna and Colleen O’Leary know their Irish immigrant father expects them to marry well. Recently he’s put even more pressure on them, insinuating that the very future of their Long Island horse farm, Irish Meadows, rests in their ability to land prosperous husbands. Both girls, however, have different visions for their futures.

Brianna, a quiet girl with a quick mind, dreams of attending college. Vivacious Colleen, meanwhile, is happy to marry—as long as her father’s choice meets her exacting standards of the ideal groom. When former stable hand Gilbert Whelan returns from business school and distant relative Rylan Montgomery visits Long Island during his seminary training, the two men quickly complicate everyone’s plans.

As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, James O’Leary grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father’s machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?

Read my review of Irish Meadows here.