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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Millie's Treasure by Kathleen Y'Barbo


About the book:
From bestselling author Kathleen Y'Barbo comes Millie's Treasure, the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, a new set of novels involving romance, adventure, and hidden identity.

Memphis 1890―Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn't realize her new fiancĂ© isn't who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.

Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker's trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man's arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely.

A fun and entertaining story of how God can shine the light of truth on the most cryptic circumstances.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Weekly Giveaway Link-up #66

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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CFBA: The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Art of Losing Yourself
WaterBrook Press (April 21, 2015)
by
Katie Ganshert


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning author, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her family. When she’s not busy penning novels or spending time with her people, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, reading great literature, and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Just like in my dream, I was drowning and nobody even noticed.

Every morning, Carmen Hart pastes on her made-for-TV smile and broadcasts the weather. She’s the Florida panhandle’s favorite meteorologist, married to everyone’s favorite high school football coach. They’re the perfect-looking couple, live in a nice house, and attend church on Sundays. From the outside, she’s a woman who has it all together. But on the inside, Carmen Hart struggles with doubt. She wonders if she made a mistake when she married her husband. She wonders if God is as powerful as she once believed. Sometimes she wonders if He exists at all. After years of secret losses and empty arms, she’s not so sure anymore.

Until Carmen’s sister—seventeen year old runaway, Gracie Fisher—steps in and changes everything. Gracie is caught squatting at a boarded-up motel that belongs to Carmen’s aunt, and their mother is off on another one of her benders, which means Carmen has no other option but to take Gracie in. Is it possible for God to use a broken teenager and an abandoned motel to bring a woman’s faith and marriage back to life? Can two half-sisters make each other whole?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Art of Losing Yourself, go HERE.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review: Hollywood Lost by Ace Collins


About the book:
Struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression, Shelby Beckett flees the Oklahoma dust bowl to find work in the wardrobe department of Hollywood’s largest movie studio. Surrounded by glamour and wealth, Shelby is charmed by box office star Flynn Sparks as well as Flynn’s chief rival, fellow actor Dalton Andrews. As Shelby joins her suitors at opulent parties and intimate dinners, she rubs elbows with the likes of Clark Gable and Cary Grant and is drawn deeper into a lifestyle where her small town values are challenged or ignored.

Lurking in the shadows of this Gatsby-like lifestyle is an unseen evil force that strangles beautiful women. Suspecting a madman is connected to the studio production where Shelby works, homicide chief detective Bill Barrister believes the only way to uncover the identity of the ruthless killer is to offer Shelby as bait. 

Hollywood Lost is a romantic suspense novel where separating reality from fantasy is all but impossible; where love is rare, life is cheap, and values are lost in pursuit of fame and fortune.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Bout of Books 13 ~ Wrap-Up Post!

Bout of Books

 My goal was to finish 5 books and I finished 7!


 A very fun week of reading! Can't wait for the next read-a-thon! :D

Review: Chance of Loving You by Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert, Susan May Warren


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PCJVWRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00PCJVWRY&linkCode=as2&tag=chrisbooksrev-20&linkId=PUAH7H5H3B3TRJ63About the book:
An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock
Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients―the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer―Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?

 Author Terri Blackstock - view author info 
Author Susan May Warren - view author info 
Author Candace Calvert - view author info 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blog Tour: Robin's Reward by June McCrary Jacobs


‘ROBIN’S REWARD’ by
JUNE McCRARY JACOBS

Book Blurb:

Bonita Creek’s librarian Robin Bennett is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. The mysterious and handsome Jeff Clarke arrives unexpectedly and touches Robin’s life with his wit and warmth. Then, without warning, Jeff’s harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin’s hope of finding true love withers again.
Just when it seems Robin and Jeff might have a future, Susan Stinson, whose cruel taunting has plagued Robin since they met as young teens, decides Jeff should be hers, not Robin’s. Susan’s anger and jealousy escalate dangerously. Her vindictiveness threatens the foundation of Jeff and Robin’s young relationship.Robin’s journey through the peaks and valleys of her life meanders along the twists and turns of new challenges. Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive? Can they move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? When their pasts rear their ugly heads, Jeff and Robin must use their faith to remain strong and true. But will it be enough for them to embrace a life of love, trials, and blessings . . . together?

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Endorsement: "Robin's Reward, a sweet romance with great characters, is as refreshing as a walk among flowers." Author Rebecca H. Jamison, Sense & Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale.

BUY LINKS FOR  ‘ROBIN’S REWARD’

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TSU8XD4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00TSU8XD4&linkCode=as2&tag=chrisbooksrev-20&linkId=EL33FIWOM6DTRD3Q

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

Juune is giving away two signed copies of "Robin's Reward" on her website. (United States residents only. No purchase necessary.) The Rafflecopter contest will end on May 31st, and June would like to invite readers to enter for a chance to win one of these paperbacks. Here's the link to the entry form:   http://www.junemccraryjacobs.com/robins-reward-autographed-copy-giveaway/
Monday, May 11, 2015

Bout of Books 13 | Sign-Up, Goals, and Day 1 Challenge!


Bout of Books

I meant to signup for this read-a-thon weeks ago, but time got away from me...then I was sick the past week and I'm just now able to catch up on blogging things!

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To finish five (5) books. Either new ones or books I've already started.
 




Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: The Promise by Amanda Tru


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About the book:
The secrets to changing Hannah's past, lie in her future.

The terror of being captured by her enemy throws Hannah into the distant future. But it is a future that holds secrets.

As the closely guarded secrets unravel, so does the mystery of Hannah's life. Now her entire existence hinges on her actions.

With time on her own life running out, Hannah is driven by an obsession to travel back in time to save her husband and family, righting the wrongs from her mistakes. But in order to so do, she must control her time traveling and then somehow save a dead man.

Along the way, Hannah faces life-altering secrets, heart-breaking betrayal, shocking surprises, and a final encounter with a villain intent on destroying her. Can she save herself before time traveling takes its final toll? Though Hannah believes God has a plan for her life, can she trust that the author of time can also use her sin for her ultimate good?

And in the end, can she finally leave time in His hands, even if it doesn't include her happily ever after?

'The Promise' is book 6 in the 'Yesterday' series. While each book tells its distinct part in the story, readers should start with book 1, 'Yesterday,' in order to fully appreciate Hannah's journey.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekly Giveaway Link-up #65

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.