Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cumberland Bride - Shannon McNear

This is book five from the series called Daughters of the Mayflower.  I have been hooked on this series from book one.  I can read these books within days as I can't put them down.  They take me back to a time when Americans really struggled.  Each book is written in a different time period in American history.

This book is based in 1794.  Kate and her family are moving to western Kentucky.  Their journey and what Kate discovered about herself and others is detailed in this book.

I highly recommend this book as well as the others.

Great job!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Karen Kingsbury- When We Were Young

I always know that when I read Karen Kingsbury that I am in for an enjoyable experience.  Her storytelling is amazing.  I read her I consume her books as soon as it hits the shelves.  I can't put it down until the last page.

This book made me think of the movie
It 's A Wonderful Life.  If we only had a chance to see what a mistake we are about to make before we do it.

Great book!  I highly recommend Karen Kingsbury.  Another winner!

Saturday, October 20, 2018


I love to read.  Books are so very important to me.  I discovered a group that reviews books by new and established authors.  I have been a member for over a year and have enjoyed the privilege of reading books by Misty Beller. 

I love this series.  How can you not love Daniel and Noelle?  Daniel is smart, quiet, strong and handsome.  Noelle is dainty but has a strength that can get her through the toughest of times.

Daniel and Noelle can conquer any obstacle together.  GOD was with them on their journey.  He made sure they were safe from harm.  With GOD anything was possible.

I received this free to review.

About the Book

This Courageous Journey
Book Title: This Courageous Journey
Author: Misty Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: October 9, 2018
As the fifth daughter in a family of nine children, Noelle Grant has spent her life working to be unique. Her love of stories helps define her goal—to be known around the country as one of the top news correspondents of her time. And what better way to uncover sensational stories than to travel through the mountain wilderness to visit the brother she hasn’t seen in years? The trip comes together perfectly as she plans to journey with family friends who will be settling in the same area. Her first inkling that things may not be as perfect as planned comes in the form of the mountain man they hire as their guide for the final leg of the journey.
When Daniel Abrams agrees to guide the small group of easterners along his usual journey northward to the Canadian mountains, his gut tells him he’s making the wrong decision. But if he doesn’t take them, who will? The man in charge refuses to consider turning back. As they start out, Daniel can’t help but notice the woman traveling under the care of her friends. Though she appears too genteel to last long in these mountains, she soon reveals a strength that draws him more than he should allow.
As the dangers of this wilderness become more than the group bargained for, Noelle is faced with the choice to delay her journey northward or proceed alone with the man she’s come to trust against all reason. She never imagines her decision will place her—and the man she loves—in a situation more hazardous than any story her imagination could conjure.

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About the Author

MistyMisty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.
She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Guest Post from Misty

Ever Been Struck by Lightning?

One of the fun things about being a writer is the crazy topics I get to research. Without giving away too much of the story, part of my research for This Courageous Journey included uncovering what happens when lightning strikes a person. It turns out anything can happen!
Surprisingly, about nine out of ten people struck by lightning live to tell their story. Each person’s experience seems to be different—some are knocked unconscious, while others are horribly aware of everything happening. One person who was struck said it seemed as if time slowed to a crawl and a white haze surrounded him like a bubble, as excruciating pain shot through him.
People usually try to determine the path the lightning traveled through them, based on where burn marks appear on both skin and clothing, but sometimes that can be difficult if jewelry or coins were touching the body. Survivors might suffer a variety of short- and long-term effects, including—but not limited to—cardiac arrest, confusion, seizures, dizziness, muscle aches, deafness, headaches, memory deficits, distractibility, personality changes, and chronic pain, among others. That may sound like an awful list, but it does beat the alternative!
As I considered the possible effects of a lightning strike when I was writing This Courageous Journey, I was reminded once again how magnificent God’s creation is. Both the incredible power contained in one streak of lightning, and the beautiful inner workings of the bodies He created for us. As the Psalmist said, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made!”

Blog Stops

Among the Reads, October 11
The Power of Words, October 12
Multifarious, October 12
Maureen’s Musings, October 12
Splashes of JoyOctober 14
Joy of ReadingOctober 15
Mary Hake, October 15
Livin Lit, October 16
KarenSueHadleyOctober 17
Remembrancy, October 18
Carpe Diem, October 18
Pause for Tales, October 19
Bigreadersite, October 19
Bibliophile Reviews, October 20
Wishful Endings, October 22
Simple Harvest Reads, October 22 (Guest post Mindy Houng)
Texas Book-aholicOctober 24


To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a 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.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The next person you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom

A short but lovely story that should be on your must read list.

I can't resist books written by Mitch Albom.  The story touches my heart and leaves me with thoughts to ponder.

Annie has much to learn.  Eddie has much to share.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick

Travel.  Adventures.  Carrie aka Dell experienced it all.  But at what cost?

I read this book not realizing that there was a Carrie Strahorn.  I was fascinated by her journey and her dedication to her husband, Robert.  I wanted to throttle him but she was patient and accepting.  I would have left him but she was faithful and supportive.  I wanted to scream but she was caring and calm.

I had a very difficult time relating to Carrie.  I wanted her to speak up.  I wanted her to take a stand.  But I had to remember that the book is based in 1877 to 1920s.  Women and their roles in marriage are vastly different than they are today.

Jane Kirkpatrick is a gifted writer.  She can paint a picture with her words.  I recommend this to others who love historical fiction.  I am so glad I was able to read this.

I received this free to review.

A Conflicted Betrothal

  Temperance and Tabitha were sisters.  Temperance always felt second best.   She wasn't as beautiful and she wore glasses!   But she wa...