Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Revell Reads- The Last Way Home

  • Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
This was difficult for Eli and Violet to do.  Forgive themselves.  They could forgive others but not themselves.  This caused a great deal of anxiety and stress for the both of them.  
They were holding on to their secrets. These secrets were not allowing them to live a fruitful life. This is not what GOD intended.
  • I didn't realize that one of the main characters was a hockey player.  WoHoo!  Plus he lands up coaching a girls' team. I loved it.  I played girls hockey at 14 years of age so I could relate. I enjoyed this part as I could remember my time as a goalie.
  • I received this book from Revell to review.  
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager. She makes time to write late at night—that’s when she thinks best anyway. Liz is the author of more than a dozen novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She’s a Christy Award finalist and a three-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. She makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona, where she enjoys exploring local music, theater, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories of true love filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Apple Creek Announcement- vol. 3 of Creektown Discoveries




Apple Creek, Ohio.  A place I want to visit.  A wonderful place to call home.

This is Book 3 of the series.  You could read by itself but I recommend reading all three in order.  You are re-introduced to Lois and Orley.  They are a wonderful Amish couple who run the antique store.  Their love for each other spills over onto others.  

Andrea had her life planned out.  Until she found out the circumstances of her birth.  This news confuses and overwhelms her.  Everything is not the way it seems.  

I loved the book.  I was quite surprised by the ending.  You will be, too.


I received this book from Wanda Brunstetter's Clippity Clop Club to review.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Revell Reads- Deception


Madison was one tough cookie.  But her last case really got to her.  She couldn't forget how she felt.  The loss.  The sadness.   She is attempting to move  forward but her past has come back to haunt her.

There is more than one storyline throughout this book.  There is the personal side and the professional side.  They both merge together into a fast paced story that is difficult to put down.  Madison has been involved in Deception from the day she was born.  Now is the time to find out the truth.

Deception was a quick read for me.  I was entertained right to the end.  

I received this from Revell to review.



AUTHOR:
Winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy, and loves to write suspense with a twist of romance. Her Logan Point series is available at all on-line retailers and major bookstores. In September 2017, JUSTICE BURIED, the second book in the Memphis Cold Case Novels will release.

Her workshops on writing include online courses with American Christian Fiction Writers, workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference, ACFW Minnesota NICE and Memphis ACFW. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.

I love connecting with readers on my blog every Tuesday where I have a Mystery Question for them to solve: www.patriciabradleyauthor.com/blog
Twitter: @ptbradley1
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/patriciabradleyauthor
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ptbradley/

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Starting Over


Ada fears she is losing Wilma's friendship. She wants life to go on as normal. But it can't.  Wilma lost her husband and must find away to survive her loneliness and grief.  She is starting over.  A new normal.

Grief support groups are so important. It assists members of the family with compassion and understanding.  In Wilma's community, I assume that the Amish do not reach out to counseling agencies for this service. Wilma opened her home to other widows.  Without her knowing, this is a positive step in  dealing with her grief.

I love reading about this family.  They are supportive of each other.  They are there for each other in bad and in good times.

Can Wilma find any comfort through her grief?  Can Ada accept the changes she sees in Wilma?

I received this book from the author to review.  

Author:

Samantha Price is a USA Today bestselling and Kindle All-Star author of Amish fiction. She is best known for the Amish Bonnet Sisters series and the Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries series. When not writing, she loves having fun with her seven grandchildren, her dog, and her rescue cat who thinks he's a dog.


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Critical Alliance. Series: Rocky Mountain Courage, Book 3

 

MacKenzie made a bad choices years ago.  It cost her her family and reputation.  Now was the time to reconnect and attempt to correct her past mistakes.  But the CRITICAL ALLIANCE of the past prevents this from happening. 


A fast pace story that had you on the edge of your seat.  Who was it?  Who was set to destroy everything that MacKenzie loved and touched?  

It was interesting reading about drones and cyberattacks.  It is quite overwhelming to see what can so easily happen in today's world.  The "bad guys" are always one step ahead of us.

I received this book from Revell to review.


AUTHOR Bio:

With over a million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Grace on the Mountain Trail

Lola must find her brother before the year ends.  Her whole life depended on it.  But she soon discovered it wasn't the house she was looking for. 

Misty M. Beller always writes a wonderful story.  It takes me to the mountains with the sights,  smells, and sounds.  I feel like I'm climbing that mountain with Lola.  I can see the Indian village and can imagine what it would be like living there.  

Lola learns a lot about herself on this journey.  She discovers that things are not what they seem.  She opens her heart to new opportunities and yes, love.  Does White Owl have a place in her future? 

I received this book from Celebrate Lit to review.  


ABOUT THE BOOK

Book: Grace in the Mountain Trail

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre:Christian Historical Romance

Release date: July 12, 2022

This epic journey is her last hope to find her lost brother—the only family she has left.

When Lola Carson’s father died, his last words spoke of a half-brother she’d never known about. And now, to claim her own inheritance and come to terms with her father’s secret life, she must find this mysterious man—whose last known whereabouts are somewhere west of the wild Rocky Mountains. After hiring family friends to accompany her on the trek, she sets out for a wilderness few white women have ever seen. She doesn’t expect the majestic peaks to captivate her so, nor the half-dead brave they find on one of the slopes.

White Owl left his village and his broken heart behind when he set out for a fresh start. His newfound faith is the one anchor in his life. He’s desperate to learn more about the God he’s committed to follow and become an interpreter for the missionaries who led him to faith. But he barely starts his journey when a hunting accident nearly kills him. The woman who discovers him in the midst of his fevered delirium seems to be a gift from above.

But the more White Owl learns about Lola’s companions and her dangerous quest, the more he realizes his own calling is clear—to take her safely to her brother. The question is, will he have to sacrifice more than his heart to accomplish that goal?

From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.

About the Author

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.

 

More from Misty

Is this the book for you?

With so many books out there, it’s sometimes hard to know if a new book will be the right fit for you or not. I thought it might be fun to share some highlights that may help you know if you’d like to read Grace on the Mountain Trail. 

If you…

  • Love adventure and don’t mind being snowed in (at least in your imagination as you sit snuggled in your comfortable house).
  • Fall for Native American heroes who are, yes, strong and capable, but also searching for a fresh start and eager to grow in their fledgling faith.
  • Find unusual and remote settings fascinating, especially the Rocky Mountains!
  • Enjoy historical detail and are eager to live vicariously in the early 1800s Montana frontier.

 

What to expect from Grace on the Mountain Trail?

  • Emotion-rich sweet romance.
  • Native American heroes who know how to be both tough and gentle.
  • The grandeur of the Montana Rockies.
  • Tough heroines who do what needs to be done.
  • Adventure that will keep you turning pages.
  • A peek at one of our favorite characters from earlier in the series!

 

If Grace on the Mountain Trail sounds like the right fit for you, I pray you love Lola and White Owl’s story!

Blessings!

Misty

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 1

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Inklings and notions, August 2

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 2

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 3

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 3

Jeanette’s Thoughts, August 4

The Book Club Network, August 4

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, August 5

Cover Lover Book Review, August 5

Betti Mace, August 6

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, August 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 7

Writing From the Heart Land, August 8

deb’s Book Review, August 8

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 9

For Him and My Family, August 9

Connie’s History Classroom, August 10

Lilys’ Book Reviews, August 10

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 11

Holly’s Book Corner, August 11

Blossoms and Blessings, August 12

Life, Love, Writing, August 12

Pause for Tales, August 13

Splashes of Joy, August 14

Sylvan Musings, August 14

Giveaway

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

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Crossfire: Series: Extreme Measures, Book 2




An action packed book that was difficult to put down.  I quickly turned page after page.  Julianna was a character with amazing strengths.  She attempted to keep hidden her one major weakness.  This weakness just might get her killed as well as her sister. 

Clay met the FBI negotiator and couldn't stop thinking of her.  He, too, had a weakness that stopped him from commitment.

A crime that needed to be solved.  Julianna knew it was up to her to be the one to solve it.  

I enjoyed this book as well as the first book in the series: Life Flight.  Great story.

I received this book to review from Revell.  



 Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of Life Flight and Crossfire, as well as the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Into the Fog




 Into the Fog Epic Book Launch


About the Book

Book: Into the Fog

Author: Karen Randau

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: September 6, 2022

Love and danger spar in this thrilling romantic suspenseHands push Marie Jessica (“MJ”) Goodrich from a rural roadway into an icy creek. The clock is ticking for her pleading friend on the other side of the ravine.Running from flashbacks of a life-altering attack in Afghanistan, MJ takes refuge with her mother, managing Peach Blossom Orchard. But peace is illusive in a rural Oklahoma town full of secrets.After losing his wife and children in a fatal car crash, Josh Rivers doubts he deserves a second chance at love. He can’t believe his bad luck when MJ, the woman who plagues the nightmares of his military service in Afghanistan, shows up in his hometown. She claims a driver ran down and abducted her friend Kelsey. Frustrated with the county sheriff’s investigation, MJ and Josh partner to follow clues that lead to a kidnapper who demands a bizarre ransom.With danger increasing for everyone MJ loves, will the clock run out before they solve the mystery? Find out how MJ and Josh—swirling in a whirlwind of mystery and suspense—lean on their mutual faith to find answers, courage, forgiveness, healing … and wholesome romance.If you like to read Christy Barritt and Colleen Coble, you’ll love Into the Fog, a keep-you-up-at-night clean romantic suspense novel that launches the Peach Blossom Orchard series.

BOOK EXCERPT

Into the Fog Excerpt 5 

“Nah. I’ve stayed away from men since …” She didn’t know how to describe what she’d been through or why no man would want her, so she let the sentence hang. Her stint in Afghanistan had ended in tragedy, followed by months of rehab at Walter Reed. Then she had fought for her management spot in the good-old-boys network of a Phoenix bank. Relief had washed over her when her sisters called to announce MJ was the best of the three of them to move to Peach Blossom to help their mother operate her orchard business.  

“Since what?” Kelsey’s blond ponytail slapped her prominent cheekbones when she swung her head toward MJ. Her striking green eyes bore into MJ as she waited for an answer. 

“Now who’s sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong?” MJ interrupted the ensuing silence by apologizing. “That was rude. The truth is, I don’t have time for men either. My mom is showing signs of dementia, so I moved here to help handle her peach business, but I’m more of a gofer than a manager. It isn’t a brilliant use for my MBA, but it’s better than what I was doing.” 

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native of the southwestern U.S., Karen Randau has been writing and telling stories since elementary school. She holds a degree in journalism/public relations from The University of Texas at Austin and has enjoyed a long career in marketing communications.

After a short stint working in a psychiatric hospital, when she wrote three self-help books, Karen joined an international relief and development organization to use her skills to help people struggling with extreme poverty. She has traveled to numerous developing countries, witnessing famines, violence, and hopeful people working to overcome a generational cycle of poverty.

She loves to read and write fast-paced mysteries and thrillers, especially those with intricate plots, lots of action, and rollercoaster-like twists and turns.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Amish Quiltmaker's Unconventional Niece



I can't resist Jennifer Beckstrand's books.  She recently came to my State and I so wanted to meet her.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get there to let her know how much enjoyment she gives me with her books.

Mattie is a young but a determined Amish woman who was sent to Colorado as a punishment by her father.  No sooner than she gets there she finds herself in the thick of things!!!

All the characters in this book were a delight to read about.  Looking forward to another installment!  

I received this ebook to review from the author.

Jennifer Beckstrand is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series, The Honeybee Sisters series, The Petersheim Brothers series, and The Amish Quiltmaker series for Kensington Books. Two of Jennifer’s books were nominated for the RWA RITA® Award, and she is a #1 Amazon bestselling author. Jennifer has written twenty-eight Amish romances and the nonfiction book, Big Ideas. She has also written two Western historical and two contemporary romances as Jen Spencer. She and her husband have been married for thirty-seven years, and she has six children and eight adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

http://www.jenniferbeckstrand.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jenniferbeckstrandfans

Instagram: j.beckstrand



Duty Calls at Goodwill House Book 3

What an enjoyable story about heros in WW2. Each character was well written and believable. I was especially interested as my family lived in England during this time. 
 Diane was my favorite. She was determined to make it in the Service. She was not going to fall in love with a pilot. She was not going to be deterred from her goals.

Life can throw you a curve ball. Diane found that out. Did you have your life all planned out? Did it work out? I can answer that for me. I would have not married my love of my life. I would not have had the career I had for 28 years. I wouldn't have retired at 55. 

 I received this ebook from Boldwood Books to give a review.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Last Wedding- The Amish Bonnet Sisters

 

Cherish has been dreaming of her wedding for a very long time.  Until that day, she has much to worry about.  Will everything work out as she planned?


I was just introduced to this series in book 29.  But it was easy to catch on and enjoy the camaraderie of this family.  There is always something going on. 

Cherish's Mom, Wilma, is afraid of letting Cherish go.  She is afraid of being alone. This is a common feeling when it is your last child.  Wilma also just lost her husband.  She needs the family to be there for her.  They understand what she is feeling and will make sure that she will get the love and attention she needs to go forward in her life.

Will the sisters find happiness?  I really hope Favor's situation changes.  I got real upset reading about her situation.  I just wanted to shake her husband and in-laws.  Wouldn't you?


I received this book from the author to review.




Author:

Samantha Price is a USA Today bestselling author of Amish romance books and cozy mysteries. She was raised Brethren and has a deep affinity for the Amish way of life, which she has explored extensively with over a decade of research.
She is mother to two pampered rescue cats and a very spoiled staffy with separation issues.

Revell Reads- The Last Way Home

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37 This w...