Friday, January 19, 2018

A Song Unheard

Just finished this marvelous book-left me speechless...but with a song in my heart.

So sad that Willa felt she was unloved- abandoned.  All it took was a little girl, wiser than her years, to convince her that Jesus was right there with her all along ready to put the "pieces" together.

I was a little lost at the beginning as this was Book 2 of a series.  It only took a few chapters before I got it.

So much hurt - fear - loss and HOPE of a better tomorrow wrapped up in one book.

Great story, moving....a story that will stay with me for awhile.

I received this free to review.

About the Author

Roseanna White 2017Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at

To celebrate her tour, Roseanna is giving away a Grand Prize Package of a signed copy of the book as well as a lovely album of soothing songs based on the Scriptures called Hidden in My Heart (winner’s choice of CD or digital download)!!
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Valentine Verse by JoAnn Durgin

Who wouldn't want a suitor like Thornton?  He is everything a girl could ask for.  He is handsome, smart, caring, playful, loyal and has a deep love for God.

Vara didn't expect her life to change forever when she accepted a client in Cherish.  She stopped at a coffee shop and her life wouldn't be the same.  Vara met Thornton there.  She was attracted to him but she was not interested in starting a new relationship.  Thornton really didn't have room in his busy life to begin a relationship.  But God had different plans for both of them!

The coffee shop was central to the town of Cherish. There was a bulletin board in the shop that had a posting for the day on it.  Who was responsible for the postings?

I loved how Thornton swept Vara off her feet.  He was romantic and so sweet.  I was routing for him!
This is a lovely story of how Vara learns how to forgive and with forgiveness she was given a new beginning.  Thornton is one of learning what is important in life and family commitment. 

It made me think of my husband and the night we met.  He expressed to me how God was central to his life.  He thought that this might be a turnoff for some but to me, it was wonderful.  I was so touched.  I was more attracted to him after he shared this with me.   We just celebrated 10 1/2 years years of marriage.

I received this free to review.

Great read.  Perfect for Valentine's Day!


To celebrate her tour, JoAnn is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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About the Author

JoAnn Author Photo (Princess Cruise)JoAnn Durgin is the USA Today bestselling author of the beloved Lewis Legacy Series as well as Prelude, the prequel to the series. Her other works include the Amazon bestselling Catching SerenityHeart’s Design and its sequel, Gentle Like the Rain, The Wondrous Love Series, Echoes of EdinburghPerchance to DreamWhisper to My HeartThee Will I CherishThe Christmas Challenge, and the popular Starlight Christmas Series.
A former estate administration paralegal, JoAnn now writes contemporary Christian romance full-time and lives with her family in her native southern Indiana. Writing Christian fiction is her passion, and she loves nothing more than sharing the hope to be found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Strains of Silence

Difficult read for me as I experienced abuse in my life.  Kasia blamed herself for Blake's behavior.  Blake convinced her it was her fault.  She gave up all the things she loved to make him happy.  But in reality, nothing could keep Blake happy and in the process, she lost herself.

Zan felt responsible for keeping his sister, Bailey, safe.  Bailey was in an abusive marriage.  Bailey was determined to change her life.  She knew that she was not alone.  She knew that GOD would be by her side throughout her ordeal and HE would keep her safe from harm.

A chance meeting between Zan and Kasia changed their lives.  Zan was so busy trying to save his sister and Kasia.  He failed to realize that he was the one who needed to be saved.  Once Zan allowed GOD to enter his heart, he knew that "all things work together for good to them that love GOD".  Roman 8:28

There were times in the book where I wasn't sure Keisha or Bailey would survive.  Definitely a page turner!!!

I received this book for free to review.

About the Author

bethany-kaczmarek-HR-2Bethany loves a home filled with family and friends. Word gets around that—at the Kaczmarek house—food is abundant, conversations are real, and anything is up for discussion. She and her clan are fans of laughter, indie music, sonic screwdrivers, and superheroes. Home is wherever in the world they’re all together.


To celebrate her tour, Bethany is giving away a grand grand prize a signed book, a Polish pottery mug with two of the main character’s favorite kinds of teas, 4 of her favorite albums (Josh Garrels, Waterdeep, The Gray Havens, and Andrew Greer), a box of chocolate butter cookies, and a $50 Amazon gift card.!!
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The Lacemaker

Williamsburg, Va. 1775
I have travelled to Williamsburg on vacation a couple of times.  Page after page brought me to Williamsburg.  I could see the shops, the inns...I can see Lady Elizabeth walking down the streets.

 Lady Elizabeth or Libby (what she wanted to be known by) created lace pieces.  With patience and with each stitch, a beautiful creation was made.  GOD carefully weaves each one of us into a beautiful creation.

This story is one of discovery.  Who are we?  What do we stand for?  Libby must make a decision that will change her whole life.

Libby and Noble are a wonderful couple.  I loved reading their love story.

I received this free to review.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Food For Thought - Janet Lynn Mitchell

Dieting or attempting to lose weight is not an easy task for anyone.  I have been struggling to lose weight and keep it off all my life.  In order to be successful I must equip myself with the necessary tools.  I received this book free to review and I'm so glad I did.

This book is a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration that will aid me in this weight loss journey.

I spent sometime reading the verses and I am looking forward to finding and picking out my favorites.  This is a powerful, little book that I will keep close by my side.

I love it!  I will recommend this to my friends and family!!!


I received this free to review.

About the Author

Janet ProfileCandid, dynamic, friendly…and memorable are some of the words used to describe Janet Mitchell. Her fun, engaging style keeps her audiences wanting more. As a master storyteller, she shares her heart, passions and faith, relating incidents from her life that will touch you and make you laugh. Janet addresses relevant life issues and how it just takes one to make a difference in your world!
Janet has held staff positions with Youth for Christ and Forest Home Christian Conference Center and has served as the director of a Christian preschool. Janet is a CLASS Speaker (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers) and is a popular speaker for women’s events, MOPS, family camps and single-parent groups.
As a senior in high school, Janet lost the use of her legs following surgery. On the night of her tenth surgery, she met Marty, who became her cheerleader and was alongside her as she learned to walk again. Eventually, he became her husband. Janet and Marty have been married for over thirty-five years and have three children. Janet’s knee problems reoccurred when she was thirty-two. She was horrified to learn she had been a victim of medical negligence, fraud and concealment. Her additional surgeries had been attempts to correct the mistakes. Janet has since become a voice for others who have suffered medical fraud. Assembly Bill 2571, borne out of her misfortunes, unanimously passed both the California Assembly and the Senate and was signed into state law on August 31, 2000. Her story, Taking a Stand, has motivated others to “take a stand” and remain firm in their faith through the good, bad, and the outrageous.
Janet has been featured on radio programs across the nation, including popular programs such as Focus on the Family and Billy Graham’s Decision Today. Janet has appeared on television programs such as, Fox, CBS and ABC News, Aspiring Women, The Harvest Show, and Chuck and Jenny. Her stories and articles have appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Multnomah’s Stories for the Extreme Teen, and in magazines such as Woman’s World, Light and Life, and Celebrate Life. Her Testimony, “When Doctors Make Mistakes,” was published in the July/August 2005 issue of Today’s Christian Woman magazine.
Janet’s book, A Special Kind of Love, published by Broadman and Holman and Focus on the Family, has been highlighted by Rick Warren in his “Ministry Toolbox.” Her Hands on Faith: Family Nights and Hands on Faith: Family Fun books by Carson- Dellosa are now available along with Janet’s five new Praying Scripture Flip Books. Janet’s Taking a Stand was released in November of 2006. It is truly a testimony of God’s faithfulness through the good, bad and outrageous. This past year Janet’s latest book, Words Matter became available. One thing Janet has learned is:
It just takes one to change the world we live in.