Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Amish Twins Next Door

I loved Deborah and her two boys.  She thought her life was complete. She was convinced that GOD's plan was for her to remain single and to raise her boys with the help of her parents.  But she felt something was missing.

On a date, Deborah was selecting an ice-cream flavor.  She loved ice cream but her thoughts strayed as to what she was looking for in a future relationship.  She thought  "you might enjoy a scoop of pistachio, but did you want it for the rest of your life?" Funny but so true.  Did you pick pistachio and after awhile wished you had vanilla?   

GOD is good.  Deborah and her neighbor, Nick, needed to trust that GOD had a plan for them.  

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28


I received this ebook from Celebrate Lit to review.





Book: The Amish Twins Next Door

Author: Vanetta Chapman

Genre: Amish romance

Release date: April 26, 2022

TheAmishTwinsNextDoorTwo little matchmakers could change everything…in this novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Vannetta Chapman.

Falling for a pretend suitor could cause real complications…

Amish single mom Deborah Mast is determined to raise her seven-year-old twin sons her way. But when neighbor Nicholas Stoltzfus takes the rambunctious boys on as apprentices on his farm, she’ll learn the value of his help with more than just the children. And when the two little matchmakers hatch a plan of their own, Deborah could also discover how to reopen her heart…

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About the Author

2018January3VannettaChapman-5060-EditVannetta Chapman is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 39 full length novels, plus various novella collections. She has written for Abingdon Press, Harvest House Publishers, and Harper Collins Christian Publishing. She currently writes for the Love Inspired line of Harlequin Books. Chapman has received numerous awards including the ACFW Carol Award for best mystery (Falling to Pieces), and Christy Award finalist (Anna’s Healing).

More from Vannetta

When I married my husband 22 years ago, he had a 21-year-old daughter and 16-year-old twins. I was a single mom with a 10-year-old son. I was also a certified, experienced teacher. I could handle it. (Cue laughter) I had no idea what twins was like. I didn’t understand that special language they have with one another. I was perplexed by the way they could be fighting one moment and adamantly defending one another the next. Everything about twins confused me.

 Now our children are all grown. They’re adults, and I wonder how the years have passed so quickly. The Amish Twins Next Door is my first book featuring twins, and I enjoyed every minute of writing it. I enjoyed telling a story about a mom who wonders if she will ever have a conventional family—because I was that mom. I also had way too much fun writing about a man who thought he could give parenting advice when he had no children.

 Ultimately though, like all of my other books, The Amish Twins Next Door is a book about the over-arching grace of God and how it can carry us through all things. My hope is that you will laugh, maybe cry, and come away from the book feeling uplifted.

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Vannetta is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!



 



Friday, May 6, 2022

A Rose for the Resistance

A story that is so emotional that it brought tears to my eyes.  I read these books with much interest as my mother lived in England during WW2.  She was young but it left an lasting impression on her that is just as vivid over 80 years later.

Rose wanted no part of the Resistance.  She preferred to keep out of it.  But as the Germans invaded her town and her heart, she had to do something.

It is difficult to really believe that this happened.  We need to remember.  We have to remember.  

The Lord will protect you
and keep you safe
    from all dangers.
The Lord will protect you
now and always
    wherever you go.



I received this book from Celebrate Lit to review. 


About the Book

Book: A Rose for the Resistance

Author: Angela K. Couch

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Christian

Release date: April, 2022

9781636092072 (4)A French Woman and German Soldier Create a Truce

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

With her father in a German POW camp and her home in Ste Mere Eglise, France, under Nazi occupation, Rosalie Barrieau will do anything to keep her younger brother safe. . .even from his desire to join the French resistance. Until she falls into the debt of a German solder—one who delivers a wounded British pilot to her door. Though not sure what to make of her German ally, Rosalie is thrust deep into the heart of the local underground. As tensions build toward the allied invasion of Normandy, she must decide how much she is willing to risk for freedom.

 

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About the Author

AngelaCouchTo keep from freezing in the great white north, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the 2016 International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and toasty warm) by chasing after four munchkins.

 

More from Angela

The story of A Rose for the Resistance has been in the making for a while. Rosalie and Franz came to life for me in the first novel I started writing as a teenager… (not even going to mention how long ago that was). Though much of that early work will never see the light of day, I am glad I can finally share them with you.

 

Every November 11th since I was a child, I would sit with my dad and watch WWII documentaries and movies like A Bridge too Far, or The Longest Day which featured Sainte-Mère-Église during the D-day landings. So many of those stories beg to be remembered and I tried to include as much as I could in this novel, even in passing. Stories such as John Steele of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment who dropped into the warzone of Sainte-Mère-Église that night and his chute caught on the spire of the church. He hung limply for hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. John later escaped and rejoined his division. Or, Henry Langrehr who landed five miles from his drop zone, crashing through a greenhouse on the way down. He was unharmed from the fall, but was later wounded and captured. He lived into his nineties to tell the tale.

 

Many of the events and deeds of The Resistance in the novel are also pulled from history. The French citizen’s willingness to risk their lives to transport weapons and information, and to staunchly resist the brutal German occupation. It is estimated that approximately 90,000 men women – and children – were killed, tortured, or deported by the Germans for their efforts.

Though many of the characters in this story are fictional, there are so many men and women who truly did live through the horrors of the War in Europe, and more importantly risked or sacrificed their all for the freedom and lives of others.

I pray we never forget.

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Angela is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

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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Sunday, April 24, 2022

To Tame a Cowboy

Savannah felt trapped in her circumstances.  Brody was trapped in his memories.  Was their a way to escape?

I enjoyed this story about Savannah and Brody.  There was an attraction between them but until they could escape from their entrapments they had no future.

Have you ever felt trapped physically or mentally?  Or both? What did you do?  It's not so easy to escape.  What steps did you have to take?  

It was the journey that they both had to take before they could move forward. GOD was there to guide them.  He was always there to listen.  

I received this book to review from the author, Jody Hedlund.

JODY HEDLUND is a bestselling and award-winning author who loves fairy tales and happily-ever-afters. She makes her home in Midland, MI, with her husband and five children. When she's not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.


 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Welcome to Seabreeze Farme

 



How many of us have been a relationship like Ellie's?  Her relationship with Rupert was not healthy or even loving.  She felt stuck and so alone. She was emotionally abused.

Ellie was given an opportunity to make a major change in her life. With her mother's support, Ellie moved to Seabreeze Farm.  She had no idea what she was doing and how she was going to do it.  But this was her one chance to discover who she really was and what she want from life.

I loved the story and seeing Ellie bloom in her new life.  She didn't allow the past to mess up her future.  Well, she tried not to.

I received this book from Boldwood Books to review.

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AUTHOR 

Jo Bartlett is the bestselling author of over nineteen women’s fiction titles. She fits her writing in between her two day jobs as an educational consultant and university lecturer and lives with her family and three dogs on the Kent coast. Her first title for Boldwood is The Cornish Midwife – part of a twelve-book deal.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A Season for Second Chances

 

I was at a disadvantage as this was my first Amish Bonnet Sister book I have read. And this was book # 28!!  But I soon caught on and was able to figure out who was who.  


Cherish was longing for a new life.  She has put everything on hold to protect her mother.  It appears that this might just backfire on her.  She sure takes verbal abuse by some of the family members.  I kept waiting for her to go off on them but she shows restraint.  Her faith has kept her strong (so far).  

Krystal has had a rough go of it.  She is trying so hard to fit in and be appreciated.  Her future decisions need to be made carefully.  

The family dynamics and the problems they each have were interesting and at times, heart breaking.

I do plan to read the next 2 books in the series to see how everything turns out.  Can Cherish find happiness?  Will Krystal ever feel like she belongs?

I received this ebook from the author to review.  




Samantha Price

USA Today Bestselling Author and multiple Amazon All Stars Author, Samantha Price, is the author of over 160 books in a dozen series including Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries,The Amish Bonnet Sisters, and Amish Love Blooms. Her love of all things that sparkle plays out in her latest Romantic Suspense series, Gretel Koch Jewel Thief.

When not writing, she fusses over her orchids, and has fun with her seven grandchildren, her dog, and two rescue cats.

Samantha loves to hear from her readers. Connect at:

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Peace in the Mountain Haven

I have always enjoyed books, movies and tv shows about the West.  Western stories are my absolute favorites.  This explains why I can never resist reading one of Misty M. Beller's books.  Her books bring me great joy.  I really feel that I am on a journey with her characters.  

Watkuese has so much to give to that special someone.  She was not ready to marry just anyone.  She even fled from her own home so that she had a choice in the matter.  

On her journey, she met Hugh and his brother, Louis.  Watkuese and Hugh were careful in showing their real feelings.  They didn't want to hurt others but were also afraid to be hurt.  They were both caregivers.  But were hesitant in receiving comfort from others. 

Should Watkuese play it safe and stay with her people?  Or should she take a chance? 

Hugh had this belief of what type of person he was.  His brother saw him differently.  What should he believe?  Could Hugh trust his heart?


I received this ebook from Celebrate Lit to review.  

About the Book

Book: Peace in the Mountain Haven

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian historical romance

Release date: March 15, 2022

Peace in the Mountain Haven CoverThis epic journey is her best chance to find the family she and her daughter long for.

Watkuese is desperate to return across the Rocky Mountains before winter sets in. Time is running out for her to get her adopted daughter back to the familiar surroundings of the Shoshone village before the grief of her parents’ death causes irreparable damage.

Hugh Charpentier has spent his life watching over his siblings, which meant also ensuring his brother’s widow and babe are settled well into their new life. Now he’s asked to help shepherd a woman and child he barely knows across the mountains. As hard as it is to keep up with a six-year-old in the treacherous Rockies, it’s not nearly as dangerous as risking his heart to a woman and child who may not ever be his.

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

MistyMisty 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

What do you love most about this genre?

I tend to be a bit of a sentimentalist, so Historical Romance is perfect for me! My favorite period is between 1800 – 1880, when the west was still an extreme frontier. I love the simpler life, where there’s no rat race. Just hard work, plenty of alone time (can you tell I’m an introvert?), and a strong family unit.

Are readers always promised a “happily ever after” in your novels? Why or why not?

Absolutely! I read as an escape, so that happily ever after is important to me. I know my characters will face challenges after the story ends, but I want to finish the book knowing they’ve grown through the story and will be able to meet future struggles with God’s strength and the support of each other—as well as family and friends!

 

How can readers connect with you?

I love to connect with readers! One of my favorite ways is through my newsletter, and readers can get a free copy of my book, A Pony Express Romance, when they sign up for the newsletter. Here’s the link for that: https://mistymbeller.com/freebook

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The Amish Twins Next Door

I loved Deborah and her two boys.  She thought her life was complete. She was convinced that GOD's plan was for her to remain single and...