Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review & Giveaway: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund
About the book:
Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month before her birthday, a friend of her father's enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents' will left a second choice--if Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow.

Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the competition for her heart seemingly results in a knight playing foul, she begins to wonder if the convent is the best place after all. If only one of the knights--the one who appears the most guilty--had not already captured her heart.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Monthly Reflections (#38) ~ February | Random Reads (March)


Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

My February Goals...

Read 12 books
Finish 2 "Random Reads" books
Finish another book from my "2015 TBR Pile Challenge Reading List!"

Books read:

Weekly Giveaway Link-up #58

Welcome to Weekly Giveaway Link-up hosted by Crystal @ Just Another Book Lovin' Girl and me. This is a linky where you can submit your blog's Christian book and book-related giveaways and find other giveaways. A new link-up will be posted every Monday.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Interview & Giveaway! Lara Van Hulzen | Author of Remember Me!

Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Lara!! Will you tell us a little about yourself? 
I’m a romance novelist, happily married mother of 3. I have a 16 year-old daughter and 14 year-old twin boys.

What is your novel, Remember Me, about?
Tess is an ER nurse whose latest patient just happens to be the man who dumped her at the altar. However, he’s been in a car accident and can’t remember anything, including who Tess is or the fact that they have a history together.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 
I’ve always been a writer. I kept journals as a kid and wrote short stories on a typewriter my mom set up for me in my room. Writing is how I process the world around me.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I plot my stories by hand on paper. I can’t seem to organize my thoughts electronically.

Where do you like to write? 
In my office. I can focus completely that way without distraction.

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 
Hang out with my kids and my hubby. Movies, great TV. Read, of course. Dinner parties with friends. Coffee dates to journal and people watch.

What is your favorite genre to read and why?
Romance. I like knowing the ending is a happy one, but I love to read the journey it takes the two main characters to get there.

What is your least favorite genre to read?
Probably Science Fiction.

Is there a place you'd like to visit, but haven’t yet?

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? 
Micah 6:8 – Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with God. ☺

Do you have a favorite song and/or movie?
Oh! That’s tough. So many choices. And I am a music and movie fan, big time. I love country music. I get a lot of story ideas from country songs. And I love mystery movies – ones that make you think.  

What is your favorite holiday? 
What is your favorite season and why is it your fav?
I love the fall. I like how the air gets crisp and cool and the leaves change color. I’m a cold weather girl so I love coats and scarves and curling up by the fire to read.

Some this-or-that questions: or Thunderstorms? Snowstorms
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Tea or Coffee?  Tea
Call or Text? Either. But I’m a big texter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Early-bird or Night-owl? Night-owl
Introvert or Extrovert? Extrovert
Facebook or Twitter? Oh my. I like them both for different reasons. I also dislike them for different reasons as well. ☺
Mystery or Romance? Romance
Sneakers or Sandals? Sneakers

Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you give us a hint? 
Get To Me, Book 2 in my Men of Honor series, will be out Spring of 2015.
Right now I’m plotting and starting Rescue Me, Book 3 in the series, due out Winter of 2015. It’s set at Christmas.

Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web? I do love chatting with readers. Follow me on goodreads, facebook, and/or twitter and I’d love to chat.

Book Blurb
Detective Ben Russo is in trouble.
He just can’t remember why.

When a car accident lands Ben in the hospital, he can’t recall anything about his life. What he does know is he’s enchanted by a tiny nurse named Tess, but can’t shake the feeling they’re both in danger.

After being left at the altar, Tess Jansenn moves to a new town and starts over. When her ex-fiancé, Ben, shows up in the ER where she works with no memory of her, she must decide – tell Ben who he is or let him remember on his own.

Can Tess forgive and forget what drove them apart, and when Ben remembers, will the consequences of his choices make it too late for love?

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