Monthly Archives: March 2018

Excellent! Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan

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Book blurb:

Prosecutor Sophie Dawson’s first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.’s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.

Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don’t know who they can trust. 

Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what’s right–but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?

Review

Lone Witness is book two in the Atlanta Justice series by Rachel Dylan. If you love suspense than this book for you. Rachel sure knows how to write a story that is so riveting that you won’t put it down. This is a story that is packed with so much action and excitement. Be sure to get your copy of Lone Witness today. 4.5 stars!

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Killing Leuk: A Story of The Courageous Journey of Faith of a Mother and Son Who Both Battled Leukemia

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Book blurb: Logan was only nine when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The effects of his battle and untimely passing have caused shear grief to ripple through the Marre’s emotions each day. Sixteen years after Logan succumbed to the disease, his mother—Kelly Marre—was delivered the same diagnosis.

Review:  KILLING LEUK by Kelly Marre is a book that will surly touch your heart. I was moved to tears as I read Logan and Kelly’s stories. There is such passion, pain, heartache, endurance, faith and much much more in this story. If you have leukemia or know someone that has been touched by leukemia than this is a must read book. I highly recommend KILLING LEUK. I have been truly blessed by getting to know Kelly by phone calls, personal messages. Even though we haven’t met in person. 5 stars!

Link to purchase copy.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Kelly+Marre&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AKelly+Marre

 

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Perfect for the Preacher blitz

 

 

Title: “Perfect for the Preacher”, The Mail-Order Brides Collection Author: Megan Besing Publisher: Barbour Books

Release Date: February 1, 2018 Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

What kind of woman would answer an advertisement and marry a stranger?

Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?

Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing 1897, Indiana Fresh from seminary, Amos Lowry believes marriage will prove to his skeptical congregation that he’s mature. If only his mail-order bride wasn’t an ex-saloon girl, or worse, pregnant.

Also includes novellas from Noelle Marchand, Donna Schlachter, Sherri Shackelford, Michelle Shocklee, Ann Shorey, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer Uhlarik and Kathleen Y’Barbo.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Megan Besing adores reading, writing, and reviewing stories with happily-ever-afters. She’s received many awards, including being a multi-category finalist in ACFW’s Genesis and a winner of MCRW’s Melody of Love contest. Her debut Perfect for the Preacher released February 2018 in Barbour’s Mail-Order Brides Novella Collection.

She lives in Indiana with her husband and their children, where she dreams of the beach and drinks way too many Vanilla Cokes.

CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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New Series about Faith, Love, Family, Forgiveness, and Tuscany! Plus #Giveaway 

New Series about Faith, Love, Family, Forgiveness, and Tuscany! Plus #Giveaway 

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There are some opportunities in life when you say yes without even thinking. It was such an opportunity for me when a wonderful friend and a fellow author Autumn Macarthur asked me whether I’d like to join her, Marion Ueckermann, and four other authors for a multi-author contemporary Christian romance series, A Tuscan Legacy. Faith-filled books about love and family with an international flavor? Where do I sign up?  

I love writing Christian romance and I love traveling. Though I’ve never been to Italy, it was fun researching about my favorite Italian dish, pizza, as the hero of my book is an owner of a pizzerias chain.  

Here’s what A Tuscan Legacy series is about. 

Eight grandchildren–one legacy! 

When Isabella Rossi invites each of her adult grandchildren to her estate in the Tuscan hills for her eightieth birthday, she hopes to reunite a family fractured by distance, death, and secrets. 
The birthday gift of a painting, arriving unsigned and with no sender’s details, rips open old heartbreak. One family secret has already been revealed, her youngest son Albertino’s illegitimate English daughter. Now it seems there could be yet more secrets. 

Returning home, the cousins scattered across three continents each discover their lifetime love. When they gather again at the villa as summer ends, the remaining secrets are revealed. But can they be forgiven, or will the mistakes of the past be repeated? 

Interested? I hope so, because we’ll have nine books, and three of them are already available for pre-order, including Rapsodia: Rhapsody by yours truly.  

A risk taker with a crushed spirit and a control-addicted businessman with a crushed heart… Can they surrender themselves to God’s healing love? 

Each book is only 99 cents right now (price goes up to $2.99 a week after the release), and each one is a complete and satisfying romance. 

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If you’d like to read excerpts, buy books, learn more about the series, or follow A Tuscan Legacy on Amazon and get notified about new releases, please click here. And if you’d like to read about the authors and see beautiful pictures taken in Italy and other countries where the books take place, please visit website http://atuscanlegacy.com. While grandchildren are scattered around the world (for example, my book takes place in south Texas), they have a strong connection to each other and their beloved Tuscany.  

And now, without further ado, the giveaway! For a chance to win an ARC of Rapsodia: Rhapsody and to be one of the first people to read it, please answer the following question in the comments. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? The winner will be randomly chosen from the comments four days after this post. I look forward to reading your comments! 

Be sure to pre-order your copy of Rapsodia today. 

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Blog tour & Giveaway! A MOST NOBLE HEIR BY Susan Anne Mason

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Book blurb:

When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl’s heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station.

 

Unwilling to give up the girl he loves, he devises a plan to elope–believing once their marriage is sanctioned by God that Lord Stainsby will be forced to accept their union. However, as Nolan struggles to learn the ways of the aristocracy, he finds himself caught between his dreams for tomorrow and his father’s demanding expectations.

Forces work to keep the couple apart at every turn, and a solution to remain together seems farther and farther away. With Nolan’s new life pulling him irrevocably away from Hannah, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.

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Susan Anne Mason’s debut historical novel, Irish Meadows, won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. Also a member of ACFW, Susan lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children. She can be found online at http://www.susanannemason.com.

What Others Are Saying

 

“Beautifully balancing sweet forbidden love with a father-son battle of wills, Mason proves to be a highest caliber author in historical inspirational romance. Set in England in 1884, this is a marvelously entertaining story of the search for identity and a struggle for acceptance for both Nolan and Hannah. The purity and tenacity of their love will leave readers tingling, and fans of Roseanne M. White will enjoy Mason’s web of nobility drama and breathlessly exciting conclusion.”—Booklist starred review

 

“This is a sweet story full of the historical details fans of Victorian fiction will appreciate. There is also plenty of faith and love leading this young couple to their happily ever after.”—RT Book Reviews

 

“An immersive narrative and sympathetic characters are highlights of this heartwarming novel from Mason about the importance of family, the power of love, and the faith to pursue your heart’s desire.”—Library Journal

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If you’d like to enter for a chance to win Susan Anne Mason’s Courage to Dream series, plus A Most Noble Heir, here’s your chance!

 

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A Most Noble Heir is a wonderful work of historical fiction by Susan Anne Mason. Susan has written yet another story that is so captivating that you won’t want to put the book down until the very end. I felt as though I was living the story out with these characters. Will true love stand the test of time? This story is filled with love, heartache, pain and so much more. I am so looking forward to reading the next book by Susan. Be sure to get your copy of A Most Noble Heir today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.

5 stars!

 

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His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray

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His Risk (Avon Inspire, March 2018)

An undercover English DEA agent will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.

Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he’s finally found.

Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear of him.

When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

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SHELLEY SHEPARD GRAY

Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Review:  His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray is book four in The Amish of Hart County. Shelley has written a captivating story that grabs you right from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end. A story that is full of love, faith, suspense and much, much more. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

 

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PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST #PaulMovie & #FlyBy

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Are you ready? Have you heard the news?  Paul, Apostle of Christ is coming to a movie theater near you. Be sure to get your tickets today.

 

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST 

 

In PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST , Luke risks his life to visit Paul, who is held captive in a Roman prison under Nero’s rule. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world. 

 

  1. Paul’s letters and writings were vital to the spreading of Christianity, and became a large part of the New Testament.  Our story focuses on how, despite persecution and peril, they shared Jesus’ message of love, redemption and forgiveness with a small community of believers who in turn, took it to the whole world. 

Great pains were taken to maintain biblical accuracy.  Using scripture as the only reference, director Andrew Hyatt recreated the story of Paul on film, including the close relationship with Luke, whom at the end of Paul’s life, at his own peril, traveled in and out of the prison carrying Paul’s writings to the community of believers 

 

The MPAA has rated the film PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images 

Running time is 1:47 min 

In Theaters Nationwide Week Before Easter Friday, March 23, 2018. 

 

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS/TALKING POINTS 

  • A visually stunning, historically-based film that brings to life the story of Paul, who went from becoming the most notorious persecutor of the Church to its most powerful proponent among the nations outside Judea. 
  • Two very different men are bound together by their love for Christ. As each of them realize that Rome has been overtaken by Nero’s evil at the same time their lives are drawing to a close, they struggle to finish their races and leave behind a book of lasting importance for the millions who will follow Christ in generations to come. 
  • Two themes found in Paul, Apostle of Christ, are relevant today:  
  • First, we are surrounded by evil, which can strike suddenly and without cause.  

Second, we can all learn from Paul and Luke: Love is the only answer 

 

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#PaulMovie & #FlyBy

 

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Grace Revealed by Fred Sievert

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Book blurb: 

Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis (Broadstreet Publishing Group, January 2018)

Trust in the unmerited gift of God’s grace

You can’t escape the inevitable crises that will face you throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s health problems, emotional issues, career challenges, gut-wrenching losses, or other failures, these experiences can destroy your morale and lead you into despair. Some crises may be a result of your own choices, while others may be completely out of your control. Whatever the source, there is a lasting solution that comes to you free of charge from above: God’s amazing grace.

In Grace Revealed, you will:
—Experience real-life stories of others who discover they are not alone and that relief is within their grasp.
—See how devastating afflictions can be overcome through faith in Jesus and His love, mercy, and grace.
—Learn how God’s grace transforms lives and leads you into enduring and rewarding Christian service.
—Be inspired to encourage others who are suffering but cannot seek help on their own.

Read these undeniable, modern-day examples of God’s loving grace and its transformative power, and discover that God is always present in your time of need.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

FRED SIEVERT

Fred Sievert is a speaker, author, and former president of New York Life Insurance Company. Following his early retirement at age fifty-nine, Sievert attended Yale Divinity School and received a master’s degree. Sievert remains actively engaged in his greatest passions, which include speaking and writing about his faith, mentoring young executives, and serving as a lay leader of his church and on the boards of several organizations with missions well-aligned with his beliefs and values. Fred and his wife have five grown children, three grandchildren, and reside in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Review:  Grace Revealed is a powerful book that will touch your heartstrings. If you are going through a hard time emotionally or physically than this is the book for you. Read about others stories you never know someone else may be going through the same type of thing as you. Be sure to get your copy today. I received a complementary of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!

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Hettie Brittz’s ‘Growing Kids with Character’ Blog Tour, Facebook Live, and Giveaway

Have you ever wished your kids came with an instruction manual? Hettie Brittz’s new book, Growing Kids with Character, provides a resource to understand a child’s natural bents not only to excel in life but also to firmly establish their identity and purpose in Christ better. Through Hettie Brittz’s famous tree metaphors, parents will discover how to let their kids excel at being who they naturally are as they grow in their unique purpose in the world.

Join Hettie and other parents to learn how to grow kids with character at her Facebook Live event, plus enter to win a family fun prize pack!

One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 3. The winner will be announced at Hettie’s Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Hettie and other parents, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 3rd!

 

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A Search for Refuge by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Book Blurb:

Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can’t seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield.

All Nash wants is a quiet, sedate life–no risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles won’t let him leave this determined woman without assistance.

But will discovering the truth about Margaretta make him think twice about finally taking a risk on love?

A Search for Refuge is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter’s new Regency historical romance series, Haven Manor! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, A Defense of Honor.

Review: A Search for Refuge is A Haven Manor novella. Wow this novella is absolutely amazing. This novella is fast paced and full of happens. I am anxiously awaiting book one in A Haven Manor series after reading this novella. 4.5 stars! 

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