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#BookReview + Movie Premiere: Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell

6 Jan

I really enjoyed this unique and charming romance! When a reality television actress finds herself in a Kentucky Amish inn, an unexpected journey of self-discovery begins for both Annie and Hunter. Runaway Romance is a cleverly crafted story and sure to be a delightful TV movie!

Read the book–> http://amzn.to/2F39kNe
Watch the trailer–> http://bit.ly/2lXLZEd

Runaway Romance premieres on UP TV on Sunday, January 7 at 7 pm ET and will air again at the same time on Sunday, January 14.  UP TV is available through the following providers.

DISH: Channel 188
DIRECTV: Channel 338
AT&T: Channels 369/1369
TWC: Channel 124

 

About the book:

Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life–peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is–or at least who he thinks she is.

Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets?

Can their new romance withstand the pressure, or will Ann choose to run again?

I received a complimentary copy of this e-book.  No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.  

#BookReview: Blue Ribbon Trail Ride by Miralee Ferrell

22 Feb

Blue Ribbon Trail Ride

Blue Ribbon Trail Ride by Miralee Ferrell

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Thirteen-year old Kate and her friends came up with the perfect way to raise money for her autistic younger brother and others to attend summer camp—a horse scavenger hunt! As local businesses donate money and prizes, Kate keeps the entry fees in her mom’s antique jewelry box.

But when the box and the money disappear, Kate and her friends must unravel the clues, hold on to hope, and solve the mystery along the Blue Ribbon Trail Ride


 My thoughts:

Blue Ribbon Trail Ride is another great addition to the Horses and Friends series! Miralee Ferrell’s wonderful storytelling ability combined with her love and knowledge of horses make this a delightful series for young readers. This book reads well as a stand-alone story; however, the friendships that are shared are best understood by reading the books in order.

Not only is Blue Ribbon Trail Ride engaging and entertaining, it also emphasizes the importance of kindness, friendship, and forgiveness. Kate and her friends are great characters and a scavenger hunt, amateur sleuthing, and a sting operation are just a few of their adventures. I really enjoyed this story, as well as the other books in the series, and am so glad to know there are two more books forthcoming!

There are several bonus features in the back of the book that I think young readers will really enjoy. Discussion questions are included as “Secrets for Your Diary” and each one includes a note from Kate. Suggestions for a horse-themed scavenger hunt are also included, followed by a note from the author.

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

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Miralee Ferrell photo

Miralee Ferrell is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels. She and her husband live along the Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where she enjoys riding the wooded trails and spending time with her grown children. In addition to horses and dogs, Miralee once owned two cougars.

Connect with Miralee: website, Twitter, Facebook

Friday Freebie

28 Aug

A Horse for Kate

A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell

FREE: Kindle | Nook

A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad … and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

Review: Silver Spurs

1 Jul

Silver Spurs

Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell

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Kate’s dream of owning a horse has finally happened. But now her best friend Tori has no money to buy a horse. So Kate comes up with a plan—she’ll raise money by boarding horses and hosting a show in her family’s barn.

It seems the perfect solution until Melissa, the girl who disses Kate and Tori at school, shows up to board her horse, determined to compete in their show and win the silver spurs. Will their plan be ruined—or does God have something better in store for them all?

 

My thoughts:

Silver Spurs, Book 2 in the Horses and Friends series, is a wonderful story! Not only is Silver Spurs engaging and entertaining, it also emphasizes strong Christian values.

I loved continuing the story of Kate and her best friend Tori! I really enjoy their friendship and their interactions with each other and the people around them. In this story, Kate and her friends learn a valuable lesson about offering kindness and friendship, even in difficult situations.

There are several bonus features in the back of the book that I think young readers will really enjoy. Discussion questions are included as “Secrets for Your Diary” and each one includes a note from Kate. A recipe for Colt’s favorite horse cookies is also included, followed by a note from the author. I really enjoyed Silver Spurs and look forward to more books in this great series!

I received a complimentary e-copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this story and share my thoughts.

 

Miralee Ferrell- headshot

Miralee Ferrell is the author of eleven popular novels, including the bestselling Blowing on Dandelions. She and her husband live on eleven acres along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state, where she loves horseback riding on the wooded trails near her home. She also enjoys playing with her dogs, Lacey and Sophie. To learn more, visit Miralee’s website.

Friday Fun + Freebies

29 May

thank you

Last Friday’s fun included a YouTube video of my mother and I singing in Robin Lee Hatcher’s Kickin’ Karaoke Contest and a plea for your vote.  Well, I am excited to report that WE WON!!  Thank you all so much for your kind words and your support!  We had fun making our video and are still laughing about it!  🙂

 

 

A Horse for Kate

A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell

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A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad … and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

 

Texas Roads

Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant

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Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With lovable-but-quirky town folks, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller’s Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over…except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. She secretly finances renovations to the downtown area until malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to travel.

Steve Miller is determined to rescue his dying hometown. When vandals jeopardize the renovation, he can’t help but suspect Dani, whose strange behavior has become fodder for local gossips. Can Steve and Dani call a truce for a higher cause, and in the process help Dani recognize the true meaning of home?

 

Greater than Rubies

Greater Than Rubies by Hallee Bridgeman

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From his cultured handsome looks to his vast fortune, Antonio “Tony” Viscolli is every girl’s dream. Robin comes from a blistering past, struggling for survival in a cold, cruel world. Robin never had a chance to dream of a white wedding gown or a prince charming. Instead, her dreams were nightmares — dark and clouded with fear and desperation. By the time Tony thaws her heart, she has known hunger, poverty, violence, and want.

For months, Tony courted the blond beauty with the sapphire eyes. He showered with attention, respect, and charm and covered her in diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Finally, Robin came to understand God’s love for her as imitated by the unconditional love Tony freely offered. On a sunny Florida beach, Tony proposed.

Back in bitter cold Boston, doubts about becoming a billionaire’s bride begin to burden her hopes for happiness. Robin struggles to cope with the never-ending details of the shower, ceremony, reception, and honeymoon; the prospects of changing her name and relocating; and the very public image she must suddenly adopt; all while dealing with her father’s very serious legal problems.

As the date draws inexorably near and the pressure mounts, Robin questions whether she is truly the woman God has made for him. Is she the girl of his dreams? His vast material wealth begins to overwhelm her. Nightmares from a forgotten past return in full force, reminding Robin of an even deeper and more terrifying prospect. Will she give in to her insecurities and cancel Boston’s “Royal Wedding” for good? Or, with God’s guidance, can Tony sacrifice everything to prove to his beloved Robin her true worth

Inspired by the Critically Acclaimed Christian Anthology – The Jewel Trilogy — Greater Than Rubies takes place immediately after book 1 and before book 2.

Review: A Horse For Kate | Horse Lovers Giveaway

22 Apr

A Horse for Kate

A Horse For Kate by Miralee Ferrell

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A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad … and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

My thoughts:

A Horse for Kate is a wonderful book! Not only is this story engaging and entertaining, but it also emphasizes strong Christian values.

I loved Kate’s personality, her love of horses, and her determination to have a horse of her own. I also enjoyed the relationships she shared with her younger brother and her best friend. Knowledge and awareness of autism is shared in this story, as are several valuable lessons, including the importance of honesty and obedience.

There are also several fun features included in the back of the book that I think young girls will love! The first is a note from the author, followed by a discussion guide. These discussion questions are framed as secrets for your diary and each one includes a note from Kate. A cake recipe is also included with step-by-step instructions on how to make a horse head cake like the one Kate’s mom made for her.

I am thrilled to know there are wonderful books like this available to young readers! I loved A Horse for Kate and look forward to more books in this special series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

 

Do your children love horses?

They could win a $150 Horse Lovers Prize Pack!
Click here for contest details, rules, and entry form.

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Miralee Ferrell- headshot

Miralee Ferrell is the author of eleven popular novels, including the bestselling Blowing on Dandelions. She and her husband live on eleven acres along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state, where she loves horseback riding on the wooded trails near her home. She also enjoys playing with her dogs, Lacey and Sophie.  To learn more, visit Miralee’s website

Do your children love horses? Enter to win a $150 Horse Lovers Prize Pack

11 Apr

Do your children love horses?

Film a short video telling why and you could win a $150 Horse Lovers Prize Pack!
Click here for contest details, rules, and entry form.

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SILVER PRIZE
The Silver Prize is the Breyer Show Jumping Classics Toy Horse with Accessories, Breyer Classics Chelsea Show Jumper, and a copy of Miralee Ferrell’s new book A Horse for Kate. Two winners will be picked randomly, so anyone who submits a video has a chance to win!

GOLD PRIZE
The Gold Prize is a Horse Lovers Prize Pack (a $150 value!) of Breyer Horses products plus two copies of Miralee Ferrell’s new book A Horse for Kate. See image of the prize pack above. During the voting period (April 27–May 3), votes will be collected to determine the Gold Prize winner—the video with the most votes wins.

 

A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell

A Horse for Kate

A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad … and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

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Learn more about the entire book series on Miralee Ferrell’s website.

Miralee Ferrell is the author of eleven popular novels, including the bestselling Blowing on Dandelions. She and her husband live on eleven acres along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state, where she loves horseback riding on the wooded trails near her home. She also enjoys playing with her dogs, Lacey and Sophie.