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Review and Giveaway! Just Plain Sadie by Amy Lillard

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Just Plain Sadie is A Wells Landing Romance book. Wow I was swept away on an emotional roller coaster ride reading Just Plain Sadie. There is so many things happening with this story. A story full of heartache, pain, faith, and trust. Amy sure knows how to capture your attention and not let it go with her stories that she writes. If you love Amish fiction and romance than this is the book for you. Be sure to get your copy of Just Plain Sadie by Amy Lillard today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

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Blurb: The Amish of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, treasure their close-knit community, and the promise of their growing families. But one young woman is struggling to choose a future that is true to both her heart and her faith…

 
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Review and Giveaway! Just Plain Sadie by Amy Lillard

Review:

Just Plain Sadie is A Wells Landing Romance book. Wow I was swept away on an emotional roller coaster ride reading Just Plain Sadie. There is so many things happening with this story. A story full of heartache, pain, faith, and trust. Amy sure knows how to capture your attention and not let it go with her stories that she writes. If you love Amish fiction and romance than this is the book for you. Be sure to get your copy of Just Plain Sadie by Amy Lillard today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

 

 

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Blurb: The Amish of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, treasure their close-knit community, and the promise of their growing families. But one young woman is struggling to choose a future that is true to both her heart and her faith…

 
Everyone in Wells Landing has long expected Sadie Kauffman and Chris Flaud to marry—despite Sadie’s telling them differently. While she loves Chris, it is more as a friend than a husband. Yet at
twenty-two, the plainest girl in her group, Sadie is also the only one who is still single. Perhaps it’s time to be practical and marry Chris—though he still has not asked. But when Sadie meets a kind, handsome Mennonite, it seems her prayers have been answered…

With Ezra Hein, Sadie at last feels the joy she nearly gave up on. Unfortunately, others only feel shock that she would consider marrying an outsider. To complicate matters, Chris has finally begun talking to Sadie about their future. Distressed, Sadie will have to search her heart to recognize God’s marvelous gifts to her—and find the courage to accept them, challenges and all…

 

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Amy Lillard Bio

Amy loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and nail polish. But reading and writing are definitely high on the list. 

Born and bred in Mississippi, Amy is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, three spoiled cats, and one very lazy beagle.

When she’s not creating quirky characters and happy endings, she’s chauffeuring her prodigy to guitar lessons, orchestra concerts, and baseball practice. She has a variety of hobbies, but her favorite is whatever gets her out of housework.

The award winning author of over twenty-five books and novellas, Amy is a member of RWA, ACFW, NINC, and the Authors Guild. She loves to hear from readers. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest. For links to the various sites, check her website: http://www.amywritesromance.com.

 

 

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The Replacement Bride by Cynthia Woolf

Cynthia Woolf has written another wonderful book. The Replacement Bride is book two in the Hope’s Crossing series. This book is full of surprises. Jesse moves forward with his life after having his heart broken. Will his second chance at love and marriage work out in the long run? I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Be sure to order your copy today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

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(Blog Hop & Giveaway) Mesmerizing! The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne has done it yet again. She has woven another memorable story that you are going to fall in love with. The Imposter is book one in The Bishop’s Family series.  It is like a breath of fresh air being taken back to Stoney Ridge such a wonderful place to visit in my mind. You even get to catch up with a couple of characters from another series. I can picture the town and the characters that I have come to love in my mind and heart. I felt so many emotions while reading this story from love, faith, heartache, pain and forgiveness. There is always something happening in this story that you won’t want to put your book down. Be sure to order your copy of The Imposter today. 5 stars. I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 

 

 

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Guest  Post from Suzzanne Woods Fisher

If you think you have a pretty clear idea of what an Amish bishop is like—stern, authoritative, patriarchal?—have another think. David Stoltzfus in The Imposter is warm, kindhearted, a reluctant farmer, and quite attractive!

Sound like an unlikely character for an Amish novel? Maybe so, but David Stoltzfus is modeled after a bishop I met, years ago. This real-life bishop might be the most intelligent, thoughtful, spiritually sensitive, and well-read man I’ve ever met. We spent a morning talking Bonhoeffer in his Spartan living room, warmed by his woodstove.

I wanted to present the character of a bishop that best represented this man I’d grown to admire. So when it was time to create a proposal for a new series, I suggested ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ starring David Stoltzfus who was loosely based on this particular bishop.

Very loosely.

David Stoltzfus is a handsome, widowed father of six who runs a local bulk food store. His children are surprisingly nonconforming, outspoken, and fiercely protective of their clan. The real-life bishop is a farmer, happily married with four independently minded children, and looks…well, to be candid, he looks a little like Benjamin Franklin.

But here’s what they have in common: they both love to read, they love their families, and they love the work God has given them of tending a flock.

The Imposter begins as David Stoltzfus moves his family to Stoney Ridge for a fresh start, a new beginning. Things don’t start off well: his eldest daughter, Katrina, faces a crushing disappointment, his prodigal son Jesse has a bent for troublemaking, and then David realizes something fishy is going on in the little church.

A new life awaits the Stoltzfus family, but not the one they expected. Or wanted. But they are needed in Stoney Ridge, each one of them. Even Jesse. J

I hope you’ll feel as though you’ve made some new friends as you get to know David and his children. One thing I can promise: this bishop’s family will surprise you.

Happy Reading!

Warmly, Suzanne

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the imposterA heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose.

What she doesn’t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow’s farm just when help is most needed–and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She’s been deceived once before, and she isn’t planning on experiencing it again.

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suzanne-croppedSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

 

Giveaway

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Most wonderful! A Season to Wed by: Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk and Cheryl Wyatt

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Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Number of pages: 336

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They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will…

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God is Watching Over You by: P.J. Lyons

God is Watching Over You is written by P.J. Lyons and beautifully illustrated by Tim Warnes. A board book that will surely become a favorite for your little one. Pictures and a story will surly grab your little one’s attention. I love how it continually shows throughout the story that God is Watching Over You no matter what you are doing. A most valuable point to reinforce to those so young in their faith. Be sure to buy your copy of God is Watching Over You today. Remember that is also makes a great gift.           5 stars!  I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 

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Captivating! Trials and Tribulations by: Rachel Dylan

Trials and Tribulations is book one of A Windy Ridge Legal Thriller by Rachel Dylan. If you want a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat with all the unexpected heart pounding happens, strong faith and spiritual battles than this is the book for you. This story is so intense that I felt as though I was living out the experiences right along with the characters in this story. I have to say that Olivia & Grant were my favorites in this story. There is just something about them that kept me wanting more of them. Be sure to get your copy of Trials and Tribulations today. 5 stars! I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.  I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 

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Nourish Your Family’s Spiritual Health this Easter

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If your family is like most, breakfast is rushed to get everyone out the door. Lunch is spent at school or work. So where does that leave dinner? Nourish your family’s spiritual health as you eat supper together. Adventures in Odyssey and Odyssey Adventure Club want to give you a free resource to help you begin your new dinner tradition of making the most of your family mealtime, beginning this Easter season. Simply head to this page and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions.

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Want new resources to continue to build your family’s faith, even after Easter is over? Consider signing your family up for the Odyssey Adventure Club (OAC). It offers safe and free content for everyone in your family. Membership to the OAC costs just $9.99 a month — or even less if parents make a six-month or one-year commitment. Enrollment provides more than enough content to keep kids engaged throughout the year:

  • Access to exclusive content and first looks at books and select Radio Theatre dramas.
  • On-the-go access to the OAC app for both iOS and Android users.
  • 24/7 streaming access to nearly 800 AIO episodes.
  • A new, members-only AIO episode every month.
  • A subscription to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine, and more.

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Most wonderful! A Season to Wed by: Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk and Cheryl Wyatt

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Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Number of pages: 336

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They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.

Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.

But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts.

Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it’s served up on a silver platter?

Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career.

Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from.

But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen.

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Rachel Hauck is a USA Today bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and a RITA finalist. Her book Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower.
Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win which garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. She’s been writing—and selling—ever since. Cindy has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Publishers Weekly best seller. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2007. In November 2014, she began serving as President of the 10,000+ member organization. She’s a frequent speaker at not only the national RWA conferences, but large regional writing conferences. She has also presented at smaller retreats and conferences across the country. She lives on an acreage in Nebraska with her high school sweetheart husband of too-many-years-to-count and their three “boys” (a shih tzu, a blue heeler and a dorkie). Their daughter lives close by with her wonderful husband and their two little girls.
Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and has earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Connect with her on:
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A wonderful collection of stories by three very talented writers. Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk and Cheryl Wyatt all spin a wonderful love story for you to read and enjoy. All three storied with different sets of circumstances will have you glued to you seat as you devour this most wonderful book. Be sure to order your copy today. 4 stars!

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(GIVEAWAY) Most delightful! Playing the Part, by: Jen Turano

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Playing the Part is book three in A Class of Their Own series by Jen Turano. Jen has done it yet again written a story that is so wonderful that you don’t want to put it down until the very end. There are characters that you will absolutely love and others that you would love to slap. This most unusual cast of characters and the unexpected happens will surely have you laughing at some of the things that take place through this most delightful story. This wonderful cast of characters will surely grab hold of you and not let go until the very end.  Be sure to order your copy of Playing the Part by Jen Turano today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published…

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