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.  
    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.

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.

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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.  


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.


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.  


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!



Blog Stops

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Locks, Hooks and Books, August 7

Writing From the Heart Land, August 8

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For Him and My Family, August 9

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Blossoms and Blessings, August 12

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Pause for Tales, August 13

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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.

Love on a Whim

I don't know anyone who doesn't love ice-cream.  My favorite is butter pecan.  But after reading  this story, double-fold vanilla so...