BLOG TOUR for Cowboys of Summer collection Review & Giveaway!

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Title: Cowboys of Summer

Authors: Mary Connealy, Lorna Seilstad, Cheryl St. John,

Missy Tippens, Tina Radcliffe & Sherri Shackelford

Publisher: Self

Release Date: May 1,2018

Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance / Western

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As the summer weather sizzles, relax by the

pool with stirring tales of handsome cowboys

and the spirited ladies who wrangle them

into romance. Six of Christian fiction’s most

beloved authors join forces to bring you a

collection of humorous, romantic and

heartfelt novellas set against the sultry heat

of summer.

In Mary Connealy’s, “Dr. Tess and the Cowboy”,

sparks fly when Dr. Tessa Rhoades

discovers dinosaur bones on Joe Holt’s ranch

and decides to excavate—even if that means

kicking Joe off his own land. In “Hometown Girl”

by Cheryl St.John, injured rodeo champion Justin Cooper returns

to the sleepy Oklahoma town he escaped for fame and fortune–

and takes his biggest tumble yet–straight into the arms of

Stevie Marshall, his first love who soon has him questioning his life choices.

In Tina Radcliffe’s, “Lake Effect”, cynical cowboy Tucker Jackson

knows he’s in trouble when he starts counting the days until

the end of summer and praying ‘summer girl’

Jessica Richards will find a home for her heart in Paradise.

In “His Lone Star Heart” by Missy Tippens, rancher Zeb West tries hard not to fall for

Beecher Brown, the feisty but off-limits sister of his best friend. As she tries to prove

she’s capable of running her family’s ranch–the one he’s trying to buy–he might just

find he’s met his match…for life. Will Lorna Seilstad’s characters make “Great Strides”

when Dana Etherton, the owner of a horse therapy ranch, must choose between the kids

she serves and Adam Malone, the embezzler who’s been assigned to do community

service there?

When Paige Monroe agrees to draw the press away from a country star’s wedding by

pretending to be the look-alike bride, she wasn’t counting on having very real feeling

for her decoy fiancé, Sterling Tanner. In Sherri Shackelford’s, “The Decoy Bride”,two

people feigning love forget they’re acting.

Cheryl St. John is the award-winning author of more than
fifty Harlequin and Silhouette books, as well as several independently published books. Her book Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict by Writer’s Digest is a popular seller. Cheryl has always loved the exciting and diverse worlds available between the covers of books. As a child Cheryl wrote stories and drew covers, then stapled them into little books. She cut all the tiny book images from the book club advertisements in the Sunday paper and glued them to bits of cardboard so Barbie® had a full library.

Cheryl believes in paying it forward, and her some of her most rewarding experiences have been sharing in the successes of writers she has coached over the years. Cheryl loves hearing from readers. You can email her at StJohn[at]aol[dot]com. TO CONNECT WITH CHERYL: website, facebook, pinterest


205_missytippens_3Born and raised in Kentucky, Missy
Tippens
has lived in Georgia for the last 25+ years. She is a pastor’s wife and mom of three. A former microbiologist and teacher, she now focuses on her writing. After more than ten years of working toward publication, Missy finally made her first sale of a novel in 2007. She feels very blessed to be working at home in her dream job!

TO CONNECT WITH MISSY: website, facebook
You can also find Missy at these sites: Seekerville and Yankee Belle Cafe

Tina  March  2018  2Tina Radcliffe is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over twenty-five short stories to Woman͛s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance. Find her at http://www.tinaradcliffe.com where you can sign up for her newsletter so you don͛t miss her fun giveaways and bad jokes. TO CONNECT WITH TINA: website, facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram


Sherri  Shackelford  BioSherri Shackelford is an award-winning author of inspirational, Christian romance novels for Harlequin/HarperCollins Publishers. A wife and mother of three, Sherri͛s hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, ͞Why did I just come in here?͟A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul. Look for her new adventure in Love Inspired Suspense, No Safe Place, in stores January of 2019. TO CONNECT WITH SHERRI: website, facebook, twitter


GIVEAWAY

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  • (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • (1) ‘I Trust in God’s Unfailing’ Mug
  • (1) Reading at the Cafe Candle from Frostbeard Studios

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I Can Only Imagine Bible Study (Review & Giveaway!)

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Review: I Can Only Imagine Bible Study is absolutely wonderful. What an eyeopener this bible study was for me. This bible study deals with so my topics that touch so many of our lives on a regular basis. If you are looking for a good bible study than this one is for you. This is a great bible study for small groups. I highly recommend this bible study. I received a complementary copy of this bible study. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!

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CSB Study Bible for Women (Review & Giveaway!)

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Review:  Are you looking for a new bible, one that is also a great study bible and easy to use?  Than this bible is the one for you. This CSB Women’s Study Bible is absolutely wonderful. What a great way to study God’s word. I love the concordance that is in it. This bible is packed with so many features. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

Features include:

  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Two-column text
  • 8-point type
  • Extensive commentary notes
  • Word studies
  • Answers to hard questions
  • Doctrinal notes
  • Biblical womanhood articles
  • Character profiles
  • “Written on My Heart” applications
  • Extensive book introductions
  • Presentation page
  • In-text maps
  • Charts & timelines
  • Concordance
  • Full-color maps, and more.

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Gripping! Perilous Riptide by Christy Barritt

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Book blurb: Just when the current seems safer, an unseen danger emerges and threatens to destroy everything.

When Cassidy Livingston finds a journal hidden deep in the recesses of her ice cream truck, her curiosity kicks into high gear. Islanders suspect that Elsa, the journal’s owner, didn’t die accidentally. Her final entry indicates their suspicions might be correct and that what Elsa observed on her final night may have led to her demise.

Against the advice of Ty Chambers, her former Navy SEAL boyfriend, Cassidy taps into her detective skills and hunts for answers. But her search only leads to a skeletal body and trouble for both of them. As helplessness threatens to drown her, Cassidy is desperate to turn back time.

Can Cassidy find what she needs to navigate the perilous situation? Or will the riptide surrounding her threaten everyone and everything Cassidy loves? 

Review:  Perilous Riptide is book five in the Lantern Beach Mysteries by Christy Barritt. This is my favorite book out of the series. Christy did an excellent job writing this story. Her characters and story line grabbed hold of me and didn’t let go until the very end. Christy had me guessing right up until the very end, who did it? This story is packed with so much action, adventure and unexpected happenings that you will be sitting on the edge of your seat until the very end. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars! 

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Barbara J. Scott

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Book Blurb:  Walkin’ in a winter wonderland is no stroll in the park . . . 

Forget asking for a pony. Sophia Tucker and her sisters have inherited an entire horse farm for Christmas. The money from selling the place should be enough for Soph to open her own veterinary clinic. Finally.

All that’s left to do is return home for one last Christmas. But there’s a catch.

His name is Matt Weatherly, a former Marine medic and childhood friend. Nurse to her late father, Matt sets to work helping the Tucker sisters bring the family homestead back to its former glory. However, it’s anything but peace on earth when Matt considers reenlisting. Is it possible for Soph to have herself a merry little Christmas?

Review:  I’ll Be Home for Christmas is a novella from Sleigh Bells Rings series by Barbara J. Scott. This was such a sweet, story. I loved Sophia and Matt’s story. If you love a good, clean romance that be sure to read this story. 4 stars!

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WaterBrook & Multnomah Book Launch Team

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Go to Sleep, Sheep!

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Customer synopsis:  

 

Tuck your little one in with Go to Sleep, Sheep!, a giggle-inducing story that helps convince even the most stubborn bedtime resisters to close their eyes and count a few sheep before bed. Children will love the cuddly cute artwork and sparkly glitter on the barn-shaped cover of this adorable book. 

 

Consumer description:  

 

The silly sheep in Bedtime Barn don’t want to go to bed! Will they ever tire out? 

“I’m thirsty!” squeaks a little voice. 

“Please leave on a light!” 

“I’m still not tired!” one cries out. 

“Let’s have a tickle fight!” 

 

Go to sleep, sheep! 

 

If your little ones insist they aren’t sleepy, make bedtime more fun by curling up with this playful story. Once the silly sheep hit the hay, your sleepyheads will realize that bedtime isn’t so bad. 

 

Catalog copy:  

Go to Sleep, Sheep!,the first book in the Bedtime Barn series, features silly, sleepy sheep on the cover and a great, big, colorful barn as the background. Die-cut to the shape of the barn, this book is sure to catch the eye of parents and children alike! With a funny story and engaging artwork, the Bedtime Barn series has the potential to be a unique, popular good night book. 

Barnyard themes are popular for showers, nurseries, and entertainment for children, making this book series a timely topic and thoughtful gift option. Go to Sleep, Sheep!,the delightful first story in the Bedtime Barn series, is a giggle-inducing bedtime book that families will enjoy together. Children will love this silly story of sleepy sheep who refuse to go to bed, and the bright, colorful artwork is cuddly cute. 

The Bedtime Barn series is a charming addition to any family’s nighttime routine. With fun, charming artwork by Sydney Hanson and silly rhyming text, Go to Sleep, Sheep! appeals to a broad audience. 

Go to Sleep, Sheep! What a wonderful book for your little one. A sturdy board book that will keep your little ones attention. A cute story, and wonderfully illustrated pictures. If you have a little one in your life be sure to get them a copy of Go to Sleep, Sheep! I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

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Cover Reveal: The Whispering Winds of Spring by Robin E. Mason

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The Imperfect Promise by Kari Trumbi (Blog Hop & Giveaway!)

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The Amish Teacher’s Gift by Rachel J Good (Blog tour & Giveaway!)

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About the Book

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Title: The Amish Teacher’s Gift, Book 1 of the Love & Promises Series

Author: Rachel J Good

Genre: Amish Romance

Release Date: April 24, 2018

Widower Josiah Yoder wants to be a good father. But it’s not easy with a deaf young son who doesn’t understand why his mamm isn’t coming home. At a loss, Josiah enrolls Nathan in a special-needs school and is relieved to see his son immediately comforted by his new teacher, a woman whose sweet charm and gentle smile just might be the balm they both need.

With seven siblings to care for, Ada Rupp wasn’t sure she wanted to take on teaching too. But the moment she holds Nathan in her arms, she realizes she’ll do all she can to help this lost little boy. Plus, it gives her a chance to spend more time with Josiah. Falling for a man in mourning may be against the rules, but his quiet strength is the support Ada never knew she needed. Yet with no time to court and a family secret holding her back, how can she allow herself to fall in love?

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About the Author

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Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events. Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities.

Rachel is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming – Sisters & Friends series, Love & Promises series, and two books in the Hearts of Amish Country series – as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. In addition, she has stories in the anthologies Springs of Love and Love’s Thankful Heart.

She’d love to have you visit her website, or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Bookbub. Rachel also enjoys meeting readers and will be doing talks and booksignings around the country this year. To find out more about Rachel and her books, you can sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/1qwci4Q

Guest Post from Rachel J. Good

Heart-Tugging Research

Sometimes as an author, stories call to you and beg you to write them. This story first tugged at my heart after I spent time with an Amish friend’s special needs child. I thought about writing a book to show how the Amish treat each child as a gift from God. After meeting a hearing-impaired teen girl with Down’s syndrome and seeing how she was encouraged to live up to her potential, the idea grew stronger. This girl later became Martha in the book.

Then at an auction, I watched a young Down’s syndrome boy help the auctioneer by delivering the goods to the bidders. His straw hat tilted a little crookedly, but with a broad smile on his face, he carefully matched items with the correct bidder. He looked so proud of himself and proud to be able to do such an important job. I sat there at the auction and jotted notes for the novel.

Once I knew the topic of the novel, I began my research by visiting Amish schools for special needs, attending auctions to support them, and touring the Community Care Center, where Amish and Mennonite children and adults with special needs get amazing help. The young man in the wheelchair who showed us around was an awesome guide. We peeked into an exercise room, a therapy room, a craft room, several classrooms, a cafeteria, and my favorite—a multi-sensory environment. This room with dark walls lit only by a small row of twinkling Christmas lights had a ball pit (with the plastic balls like some fast food restaurants have in their play areas), a plush recliner, blankets, headphones, and a hammock. Autistic children at the center found this room a great calming atmosphere. I knew this room had to have a place in the book.

I visited a teacher who taught autistic children and learned a lot about programs, therapies, and teaching techniques. After learning the cutting edge techniques she used, I was surprised to realize that the Amish had adopted quite a few of them for their classrooms. I chose a hearing-impaired boy for the hero’s son because I had a nephew with hearing problems, so I could incorporate some of the struggles he had into the story.

I wanted this series to be about the healing power of love, so each book will deal with a different type of healing. When something touches my heart like this, I always pray it will touch the readers’ hearts too.

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away a grand prize package of a tote, an autographed copy of The Amish Teacher’s Gift, and an autographed copy of Hearts Reunited!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cee3/the-amish-teacher-s-gift-celebration-tour-giveaway

Review:  The Amish Teacher’s Gift by Rachel J Good is book one in Rachel’s new series Love and Promises. This story is packed with love, faith, devotion, heartache, pain and much, much more. Be sure to have some tissues for this story. This story is one that tugged at my heart strings. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!

 

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