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Mother of four boys. Two that are grown and out on their own and two at home. I home school the youngest two. Married to the love of my life. I am a book lover. I read books in my spare time. I love to read and review books for authors. I also have a Facebook page that is for authors and book lovers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/291083531073658/

Firestorm by Laura Hilton (Blogtour & Giveaway!)

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About the Book

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Title: Firestorm

Author: Laura Hilton

Genre: Christian Amish

Release Date: July, 2018

Bridget Behr and her family migrate from the bustling Amish community where she grew up in Ohio to the mostly unpopulated Upper Peninsula of Michigan after a stalker breaks into their home. While her father and brother try to find work in the area, the family is forced to reside in a borrowed RV until the house and barn are rebuilt. While Bridget is hoping for a fresh start, she’s afraid to trust anyone—even Gabriel, the overly-friendly Amish man who lives nearby. Bridget thinks he’s a flirt who serial dates and doesn’t even remember the girls’ names.

Due to not enough construction work in his Florida community to keep him out of trouble, Gabriel Lapp has been sent to Michigan to work. His father is desperate for his son to settle down. When the family walks into Gabe’s home in the middle of a thunderstorm and he discovers their circumstances, he offers to help with construction. For Gabe, the beautiful girl he teasingly calls “the recluse” once he discovers she doesn’t attend youth events, confuses him like none other.

As Gabriel and Bridget grow closer, they realize there is more to a person than meets the eye. Just as Bridget is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding love, tragedy strikes. Now Bridget and her family must decide if they should move to another Amish community, or dare to fight for the future they’d hoped for in Mackinac County.

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About the Author

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Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with over twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write.

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

Guest Post from Laura Hilton

I read a series of books a year or so ago by another Amish author who had set her books in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. As a Michigan native, I was curious, and I researched, but found nothing about Upper Peninsula Amish except a notation that one had tried and failed. So I contacted the author. She told me that she’d never been there, and her research had all been hearsay, so with that lack of firsthand knowledge and no trip to the Upper Peninsula planned, no trip to see for myself would be possible. At least at that time.

Then God intervened. My son who is in the United States Coast Guard was stationed in the Upper Peninsula this past summer (2017.) He saw the Amish driving around in their buggies. And he felt like a stalker as he followed one to see where he went and drove through the area. He even sent pictures. (Shhhh.)

Yes, there are Amish in the Upper Peninsula – at least at the time this book was written.

Okay, as a Michigan native, I used some terms that may not be familiar to non-Michiganders. A Yooper is someone who lives in the Upper Peninsula. A Troll is someone from the Lower Peninsula. A pastie is kind of like a Hot Pocket, except it’s a meat pie made with root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and rutabagas. They are so good. And the straits are the area of the Great Lakes connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

As for the wildfire, the earliest wildfire I could find any documentation on in the Upper Peninsula was in April. It is generally a snowy area — trust me. I lived near the Muskegon area and saw snow drifts in May. We sometimes had over six feet of snow on the ground at one time. So, to get the wildfire when I wanted/needed the wildfire I used artistic license. Yes, fires really happened in Michigan’s history. Just not in the month mentioned in the book.

 

I am attaching a meme about Michigan seasons. We’ll call the fire set in “fool’s spring.” My son got married during the “third winter” this year. April 21 and there’s snow on the ground. He and his beautiful bride got married at a water fall (Tahquomenon Falls) very near where the story is set.

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Thanks for reading Firestorm!!

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away

Grand prize: Firefighter Puppet 9 (Melissa & Doug), Copies of Amish Firefighter and Firestorm by Laura Hilton.

First place prize of “I Love You to the Cross & Back” Mug (Gardenfire) & Firestorm by Laura Hilton!!

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Review: Fire Storm is book one in The Amish of Mackinac County by Laura V. Hilton. Laura has written a wonderful story that is packed full of emotions. Characters and a story line that you will surly love. Love, faith, devotion, determination, stubbornness and so much more. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!

 

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Riveting! The House at Saltwater Point

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Book blurb:  USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble delivers her signature blend of romance and suspense when Ellie Blackmore sets out to find the truth about what happened to her sister.

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a young house flipper. But when her sister disappears, she can’t focus on anything but finding out what really happened. Blood on the floor might indicate that MacKenzie was killed and her body was removed.

Ellie is at odds with Grayson Bradshaw, the handsome Coast Guard intelligence officer who thinks MacKenzie faked her own death and is off enjoying her ill-gotten gains: billions of dollars in cocaine.

They both want the truth, but truth—and family—is is often more complex than it may first appear.

 

Review:  The House at Saltwater Point is book two in the Lavender Tides series by Colleen Coble. Colleen has outdone herself again. She has written a book that is sure to be a hit. This story captured me right from the start. Characters and a story line that you will surly love. There is so much action, adventure, excitement and unexpected happenings throughout this story. She keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Be sure to get your copy of The House at Saltwater Point today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

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A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids (Spotlight & Giveaway!)

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The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall or the beautiful woman he finds there to ease his troubled soul. 

A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley. But the arrival of the new heir stirs not only her discarded longings but her compassion as well. What burden does he carry that he can’t accept that grace covers the darkest of sins? 

A deadly epidemic sweeps through Woodley revealing secrets which threaten everything. The doctor faces a choice: leave or dare to believe what the Lord whispers through the woman John has come to love. 

No one is beyond redemption.

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Jennifer A. Davids is a self-professed book nerd. The shelves of her office are overflowing with books and there are stacks of them by her bedside. When she’s not reading, she’s dreaming up a new story to tell her readers. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband, two children, and two cats.

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Giveaway! Jennifer is giving away one signed copy of A Perfect Weakness to one person. Be sure to comment on this blog post. You need to leave your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. 

 

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An Amish Family by Kathleen Fuller

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Book blurb: 

An Amish Family

by 

Kathleen Fuller

In An Amish Family, beloved author of Amish romance, Kathleen Fuller, invites readers into the lives of four Amish families.

Building Trust 

Grace Miller and Joel King are in love. They’ve dated secretly for the past year and when he proposes marriage, Grace eagerly agrees. But when she tells her parents about the wedding, she’s shocked when her father tells her she can’t marry Joel. Can Grace get to the bottom of her father’s animosity toward Joel so they can have the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of?

A Heart Full of Love  (also in An Amish Cradle)

Ellie’s mother hasn’t stopped meddling in her personal life since Ellie lost her sight—and she’s taken it up a notch now that Ellie’s pregnant. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in to care for them. But when her mother’s behavior becomes unbearable, Ellie is forced to take a stand . . . and finally find out why Mamm can’t let go.

Surprised by Love 

In a desperate move to evade her match-making mother, Emily Shwartz announces that she’s already seeing someone: Reuban Coblentz. The trouble is, Reuban is barely even a friend. Seeing how desperate she is, Reuban plays along. But when the past sneaks up on them, will this temporary arrangement turn into everlasting love?

A Gift for Anne Marie  (also in An Amish Second Christmas)

Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.

Review:  An Amish Family is a wonderful collection of four novellas by Kathleen Fuller. Stories of love, faith, hope, heartache, pain and forgiveness. If you love Amish fiction than this is a great collection of novellas for you. Be sure to get your copy of An Amish Family today. I received a complementary copy of this novella collection. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!

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Intense! Standoff at Midnight Mountain by Mary Alford

 

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Book blurb:  Her brother is missing

And she’s the next target

After her CIA operative brother disappears, leaving behind only a cryptic message, armed men target former agent Rachel Simmons for information. But with help from her ex, Agent Alex Booth, Rachel eludes them, trekking into the mountains in search of her brother. Pursued through the wilderness by highly trained–and very familiar–men, can Alex and Rachel expose a conspiracy that goes deeper than they ever imagined.

Review: Standoff at Midnight Mountain is a Love Inspired Suspense book by Mary Alford. This book took off at a running pace right from the start. Twists, turns, danger, suspense, love and much much more. Everywhere you turned something was happening. Great characters, great story line, an excellent read. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!

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Love! RAINBOW STUDY BIBLE “CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE”

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Blurb:  The CSB Rainbow Study Bible features a unique color-coding system that allows readers to quickly and easily identify twelve major themes of Scripture throughout the biblical text: God, discipleship, love, faith, sin, evil, salvation, family, outreach, commandments, history, and prophecy. The system also underlines all the words directly spoken by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The Rainbow Study Bible is the No. 1 fully color-coded Bible with more than 3 million combined units sold!

Other features include: 12-pages of color maps with index, a Bible reading calendar, Concordance, Subject guide, Outline of Old Testament History, “Where to Find It,” “Know What God Says,” Table of Weights and Measures, “100 Popular Bible Passages,” and “365 Popular Bible Quotations for Memorization and Meditation,” and more.

The CSB Rainbow Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Review: RAINBOW STUDY BIBLE “CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE”. If you are looking for a new bible that is easy to read and understand than this is the bible for you. I have been searching for months for a new bible translation and I have finally found the one that is for me. My search is over. I love the fact that it is color coded. The print size is just right. The paper is the right thickness making it easy to turn the pages. There are so many wonderful features in this bible. Be sure to get your copy of the RAINBOW STUDY BIBLE today. I received a complementary copy of this bible. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

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A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber (Blog tour & Giveaway!)

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A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery
by Daryl Wood Gerber

Warmth, humor, a few chills, a soupçon of intrigue, and plenty of charm make for a great read. A SOUFFLE OF SUSPICION is a delectable entrée in the French Bistro Mystery series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Delicious food, engaging characters, and a well-constructed plot join with the gorgeous setting to make this book a delightful read from start to finish.
~Reading is My SuperPower

About the Book

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Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (July 10, 2018)
Hardcover 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683315865
Digital ASIN: B075QMR44B

The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille’s sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.

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An Unexpected Redemption by Davalynn Spencer (Spotlight & Giveaway!)

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“…a stirring story filled with faith, humor, romance and mystery.”

–Amazon reviewer

Abandoned by her faithless husband, then falsely accused and fired, by her employer, Betsy Parker is desperate to redeem her reputation and independence. She returns home where she must face her toughest critics—the people she grew up with, a rugged lawman who threatens to steal her heart, and the one person unwilling to forgive her.

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An Unexpected Redemption – Davalynn Spencer

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CHAPTER 1 Olin Springs, Colorado Late August 1881 Elizabeth Beaumont had been thrown off green-broke horses and out of rooming houses, but never from a train. That’s what it felt like as brakes squealed, the car jerked against its couplings, and the conductor opened the door into darkness.

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An Unexpected Redemption – Western Romance

The Canon City Chronicles – Western Romance

An Improper Proposal – Western…

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A Place to Belong by Melissa Tagg

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Book blurb: After years of mistakes and regret, coffee shop owner Megan Harrow has finally built a new life for herself and her daughter in quirky, but charming Maple Valley. But she’s not ready for the sparks that fly when she meets local nonprofit owner Eric Hampton . . . or for the sudden reappearance of an unwelcome face from her past.

Note from Melissa: Megan Harrow appears in all four of my Walker Family books. She’s a reader favorite and I can’t tell you how many notes I’ve received asking when she’s going to get her own story. Well, she’s finally getting the spotlight now. 🙂

*This novella originally appeared in the RIGHT WHERE WE BELONG collection in 2017, alongside novellas from award-winning authors Deborah Raney and Courtney Walsh 

 Review: A Place to Belong is a novella by Melissa Tagg. Melissa has written another little masterpiece. This novella is one that will touch your heart. Be sure to get your copy today. I received a complementary copy of this novella. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!

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An Unexpected Redemption by Davalynn Spencer (Spotlight & Giveaway!)

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“…a stirring story filled with faith, humor, romance and mystery.”

–Amazon reviewer

Abandoned by her faithless husband, then falsely accused and fired, by her employer, Betsy Parker is desperate to redeem her reputation and independence. She returns home where she must face her toughest critics—the people she grew up with, a rugged lawman who threatens to steal her heart, and the one person unwilling to forgive her.

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      ~Loving the Cowboy

An Unexpected Redemption – Western Romance

The Canon City Chronicles – Western Romance

An Improper Proposal – Western Romance

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