Monthly Archives: May 2016

Melanie Dickerson’s ‘The Beautiful Pretender’ Once Upon a Kindle Giveaway

Inheriting the new title of margrave means Reinhart has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Find out in the new medieval fairy tale, The Beautiful Pretender, by Melanie Dickerson. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost?

Join Melanie in celebrating the release of The Beautiful Pretender by entering to win her Once Upon a Kindle giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of The Beautiful Pretender
  • A Kindle Fire tablet
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • The choice between a Funko POP Disney Beauty or Beast doll
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 7th. The winner will be announced June 8th on Melanie’s blog.

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Breathtaking! Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett










About the book:

Through the Shadows (Abingdon, May 2016)

As San Francisco rises from the ashes, an age-old battle looms between corruption and the promise of new beginnings.

The devastating earthquake is just two years past, but the city of San Francisco is still trying to recover. Destruction of this magnitude is not so easy to overcome—and neither are the past regrets shadowing Elizabeth King’s hopeful future.

Hoping to right her wrongs, Elizabeth dedicates herself to helping girls rescued from slavery in Chinatown brothels, even if it means putting her own life at risk to sneak through the gloomy alleys and rooftops where dangers lurk.

Putting her life on the line for a worthy cause is admirable. But opening her heart is even more terrifying. So when Elizabeth meets attorney, Charles McKinley—a man who dreams of reforming San Francisco’s crooked politics—Elizabeth begins to doubt: Can she maintain her pretense and hide her past? Or will her secret jeopardize both their futures?

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Karen Barnett is the author of Beyond the Ashes, Out of the Ruins, and Mistaken. Named the 2013 Writer of Promise by Oregon Christian Writers, Karen lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. When she’s not writing novels, she loves speaking at women’s events, libraries, and book clubs.

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Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett is book three in The Golden Gates Chronicles series. I was captivated right from the start with this most wonderful book of historic fiction. Characters that you will surely love. There is always something happening in this wonderful story. This story is full of faith, love, heartache and pain. A powerful story that makes you feel that you are part of this story right along with the characters. Be sure to grab a few tissues and a glass of sweet tea as you kick back to enjoy this most wonderful read. Through the Shadows is one of the best books that I have read this year. Be sure to get your copy of Through the Shadows today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 

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Through the Shadows 5-Book Giveaway!



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The ESV FAMILY DEVOTIONAL BIBLE is a hardbound colorful Bible.  It retells 130 key stories from the Bible with full color illustrations for each story, as well as placed within the Bible text where it is found.  The stories are simplified and easy for children of all ages to understand.

The ESV Family Devotional Bible is designed to help families read and apply God’s Word together. This full-color edition features the complete ESV text interspersed with engaging illustrations and gospel-centered devotions related to key Bible stories—guiding families through the entirety of God’s Word over the course of a year. Each devotion also includes discussion questions and suggestions for additional reading, helping families develop a habit of reading the Bible together and applying its truth to all of life. 


I was amazed by this most wonderful Family Devotional Bible. It has beautifully illustrated pictures that will capture your attention. Wonderful questions that you can use to have a discussion with your family. A most wonderful way to spend quality time together and get to learn God’s word as a family. Key verses throughout that helps to bring things together. Be sire to get your copy of the Family Devotional Bible today. 5 stars. I received a copy of this Family Devotional Bible for my honest review.

Giveaway: Be sure to enter to try and win your very own copy of the Family Devotional Bible today. Contest ends on May 24th. Winner will have 24 hours to reply to claim their prize. Be sure to leave your name and email so that I may contact you if you win. This contest is not associated with or sponsored by Facebook.



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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


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God’s Will 2nd Birthday Party



ABOUT THE BOOK: Kathy Andrews is good at goodbyes. Her mother is sent to a sanatorium, her sister, left behind in Chicago, and her father, forced to roam looking for work. So she holds close to the only one she has left, her brother Danny. When the two go to live with the Marshalls in the sleepy town of Brighton, she doesn’t let anyone past hello. Elliott Russell frowns at his aunt and uncle’s generosity–even though he and his sister are on the receiving end. He frowns, too, at the uppity city girl with a chip on her shoulder whom he can’t get out of his head. When a tragedy rips apart what tenuous existence they manage to forge, will they find the sweetest place to be is in God’s will–or will they turn their backs on faith that fails to protect against pain?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Meghan M. Gorecki is an author of inspirational fiction, a blogger, book reviewer and voracious reader. Taking her life a day at a time as God leads, she is pursuing a career in the publishing industry as an editor in training and as a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. A hopeless romantic, history and Marvel nut, she’s also a redhead (thanks to a box), who knows way too much trivia about movie musicals and the Civil War. Find her on social media and at her blog, A Northern Belle (












Big GIVEAWAY (open to US readers only) will run through May 21st.
Link to giveaway post (will go live midnight EST May 14th):

Be sure to check back throughout the month for other happenings in this God’s Will 2nd birthday party!

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Becky Wade’s ‘Her One and Only’ Porter Prize Pack and $100 Cash Card Giveaway

Meet Dru Porter, former Marine, expert markswoman, and black belt—who also happens to be assigned as a bodyguard to star NFL tight end Gray Fowler. Don’t miss the final Porter family novel by Becky Wade, Her One and Only. Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, and Dru is determined to find his stalker. Every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Her One and Only
  • A $100 cash card
  • Follow Your Heart tote bag
  • 24 oz Tervis Wonder Woman Tumbler
  • The Blind Side DVD
  • Necklace with star charm
  • Porter Family navy jersey
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 31st. The winner will be announced June 1st on the Litfuse blog.


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Her Texas Family by: Jill Lynn

Do you love romance? Do you love books that make you laugh? Her Texas Family by Jill Lynn has all that and more it is a wonderful book to read. A book that has so much love, faith, hope, heartache, pain in it. Characters that will surely delight you. I so love the quirky, spunky, determined Lucy Grayson. The things that she does will surly make you laugh. Be sure to get your copy of Her Texas Family by Jill Lynn today. 5 stars!  I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 



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Outstanding! Her One And Only by Becky Wade

Becky Wade has written another outstanding book Her One And Only. This book will reunite you with characters that you love the Porter family. Beck sure does know how to bring the characters to life in such a way that it feels like you are there with them. Each member of the Porter family is unique in their own way. I absolutely loved the head strong determination of Dru Porter. Gray has a way of making you fall for him. I shouted and cried right along with the characters. I love the faith, determination, understanding, hope, longing in this story. This is a story that will grab you right from the start and not let you go. Be sure to order your copy of Her One And Only by Becky Wade today. 5 stars!  I received a copy of this book for my honest review. 



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Moving! Hunting Hope by Nika Maples

Hunting Hope by Nika Maples is a very  moving book. A book that helps you see there is so much more to life when things seems so difficult there is always hope. A book that will touch you and move you like no other. Wonderful scriptures through that I loved. Be sure to get your copy of Hunting Hope today. 5 stars!


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