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Sword of the Matchmaker, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Cumberland, England, Summer of 1399

 

Penelope peered through the woodland at the fortress with its thick walls, battlements and towers. What an intimidating sight in comparison to the small village from which she hailed. Even clad in breeches with a knife on her leg, a sword on her back and a bow slung over her shoulder, Penelope didn’t feel like the warrior she’d grown up to be.

At age twenty-five, she’d spent the last twelve years fighting battles and protecting those who needed protection. But being truly alone for the first time in her life and on English soil suddenly made her feel small and insignificant.

She parted the tall green stems of the Bishop’s lace with her hands and stepped from the shadows of the forest into the sunlight, never taking her eyes off her destination—Hawkwood.

As if the ground had conjured up soldiers, she was surrounded by men on horseback. Reaching for the hilt of her sword which protruded over her shoulder, the clanging of blades removed from their sheaths gave her pause. She let her hand return to her side, pulled back her shoulders to show her full height and lifted her chin as her eyes searched for the leader.

She didn’t need to search long. The man she needed to address held himself as only a knight of position would.

Ignoring the swords pointed her way, she stepped toward the leader. “Me name is Penelope Beatty and I have come to speak with Hamon Godfrey.”

He raised a brow but didn’t say a word. The way the other men suddenly shifted their gaze from her to him caused a knot to form in her gut. Certainly this couldn’t be Hamon. He was much too young…wasn’t he? She’d never asked her father the age of the man he’d saved. She’d always assumed Hamon was her father’s age and for some reason seeking a man her father’s age comforted her.

“I have come tae call in a favor that is owed.” Couldn’t these men speak?

The corner of the man’s mouth twitched in what she could only assume was amusement.

“I wish you tae take me tae Hamon Godfrey.” She thought a second and in her most authoritative voice added, “Now.”

“Hamon Godfrey owes you a favor?” The black-haired leader spoke from his mount. “I venture to say that you could not have been much more than a babe when…you last saw him. I assure you Hamon has not stepped off English soil since you were a bairn.”

The other men chuckled at his response and he grinned. That made the blood in her veins as hot as the red coals she wished to heap upon his head. “I assure you, Sir Hamon will see me, perhaps even welcome me.” She’d thrown that last bit in for good measure. She had no idea if the man would be happy to repay his debt.

“I am sure Hamon would be delighted to give you a proper welcome.”

Hope arose within her. “Then you’ll take me to him?”

He cocked his head and shrugged. “As you wish.”

Leaning down over the side of his destrier, he stretched out his arm and gave her his hand. No sooner had she clasped hold of his hand that he pulled her onto his horse in front of him. She’d thought to swing up behind but he’d been faster than her.

“You dress like a man.” His warm breath pushed past her ear.

She stiffened. “And I fight better than most.”

The rumble of hearty laughter in his chest angered her. She could only imagine he was a typical Englishman. A reason why she shouldn’t have come.

“You are a long way from home.” He urged his mount forward and the other men followed.

Everything the man said rubbed her wrong. How did he know where she was from and why did he find so much mirth out of her being there? “Am I?”

“Hmmm. I would say the highlands of Scotland. ’Tis a long way for one wee lass to come.”

“’Tis nothing wee aboot me. Ye would no’ question a man should he have come this far.”

“’Tis true. But I also would not be taking him to see Hamon. Rather I would be escorting him to see Lord Royce and questioning why he was here.”

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Fantastic! High Desert Hideaway by Jenna Night

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High Desest Night is a Love Inspired Suspense book by Jenna Night. If you enjoy a great suspense book that is packed with lots of exciting happenings than this is the book for you. This book is full of faith, trust, devotion, heartache and pain. I am looking forward to reading more of Jenna Night’s books. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.

4 stars!

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Excellent! Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis

Sunset on Old Savannah is book four in Secrets of the South Mysteries by Mary Ellis. This book is an excellent read. There are plenty of action packed happens throughout this story. I was on the edge of my seat this story was so good. I love the faith, love, devotion, heartache and suspense in this story. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!

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Great read! Springs of Love by Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good and Thomas Nye

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About the Book

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Book title: Springs of Love

Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye

Release date: June 15, 2017

Genre: Amish

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Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…

Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.

Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.

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When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?

Cowboys and Amish Girls

Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.

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About the Author

 

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost 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 and Putting on the New.

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.

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Rachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—Sisters & Friends, Love & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Visit Rachel at her website: www.racheljgood.com.

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Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend.

Guest post from Laura Hilton

The story behind The Kissing Bridge

 

The Snow Globe was released in November 2014 and almost immediately readers fell in love with Reuben and Anna, the grandparents in the story. They were secondary characters, but readers asked me to write their story – I put it on the back-burner, told God if He opens the doors I would, and didn’t really think of it again until I was asked to write a novella for this collection. I talked to the publisher of my Amish novels, they gave me permission, and a very close friend and I went back and reread The Snow Globe to remember all the important details about Reuben and Anna in that book. Then, with much prayer for God’s leading, I dived in. The Kissing Bridge is the result, and it was so much fun to write! If you are new to my writing, and want to know what happened to the main characters of The Kissing Bridge years down the road, then read The Snow Globe. If you have read The Snow Globe and were one of the many who asked for Reuben and Anna’s story, then read The Kissing Bridge.

 

The setting is actually a real covered bridge that I visited long years ago with my parents when we went on a camping trip and visited all the covered bridges and mills in driving distance of our camp-spot. That was before I cared that my family had come from the Amish and I wondered at all these people dressed as they were and driving horses and buggies!

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the story!

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To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b9c9

 

Springs of Love is a great collection of novellas by Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good and Thomas Nye. I so enjoyed reading Laura’s & Rachel’s novellas. This is the first story that I have read by Thomas Nye and I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to reading more stories by these wonderful authors. These stories are packed with love, faith, pain and devotion. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!

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Captivating! A Love So True by Melissa Jagears

A Love So True by Melissa Jagears is a inspirational, historical fiction book. This is book two in the Teaville Moral Society series. A Love So True is a wonderful work of art. Melissa Jagears sure knows how to bring characters and scenes to life for her readers, making you feel apart of the book. This book tugs at my heart strings with the orphans. I so love Evelyn Wisely and Nicholas Lowe and their good intentions of helping others. Be sure to buy your copy of A Love So True by Melissa Jagears today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion! 4.5 stars!

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Book info:  Evelyn Wisely has a heart for the orphans of Teaville and works at a local mansion that rescues children out of the town’s red-light district and gives them a place to live. But her desire to help isn’t limited to orphans. The owner of the mansion, Nicholas Lowe, is willing to help her try to get the women working in prostitution out of the district as well–if she can gain the cooperation and support of local businessmen to go against the rest of the community. 

David Kingsman has recently arrived in Teaville from Kansas City to help with one of his father’s companies in town. While he plans on staying only long enough to prove his business merit to his father, he’s shown interest in Evelyn’s work and is intrigued enough by her to lend his support to her cause.

They begin with the best of intentions, but soon the complications pile up and Evelyn and David’s dreams look more unattainable every day. When the revelation of a long-held secret creates a seemingly insurmountable rift between them, can they trust God still has a good plan for them despite all that is stacked against them?

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The Secret Slipper (Spotlight, blog tour & giveaway!)

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About the Book

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Book title: The Secret Slipper

Author: Amanda Tero

Release date: May 25, 2017

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

About the Author

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Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.

If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

Guest post from Amanda Tero

Do you ever have plans that come up from almost nowhere? That is kind of how “The Secret Slipper” started. I had written a fun novella, “Befriending the Beast.” It was a stand-alone. Just for fun. My relief project during a longer project. Well, no sooner had “Befriending the Beast” released when a friend asked me, “Hey, have you considered a father/daughter Cinderella story?” That night I stayed up until after midnight, mulling over ideas and coming up with the title. Lord Kiralyn, who appeared in “Befriending the Beast” as Belle’s uncle now had a story—involving a daughter that I didn’t know existed, but whose existence created a whirlwind of adventure, heartache, and excitement. And now that I have two books in the series, my brain is already pulling at ideas for a book three. But that’s another story for another day.

Blog Stops

June 6: Desperate Homeschoolers

June 6: Remembrancy

June 6: Pursuing Stacie

June 7: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker

June 8: Fiction Aficionado

June 9: These Splendid Sentences

June 9: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

June 10: Blogging With Carol

June 10: Reading Is My SuperPower (Spotlight)

June 11: The Power of Words

June 11: Karen Sue Hadley

June 12: Moments Dipped in Ink

June 12: A Path of Joy

June 13: Bukwurmzzz

June 13: cherylbbookblog (Spotlight)

June 14: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

June 15: Zerina Blossom’s Books

June 16: Live.Love.Read.

June 17: A Baker’s Perspective

June 18: History, Mystery & Faith

June 19: Henry Happens

June 19: Bookworm Mama (Spotlight)

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To celebrate her tour, Amanda is giving away a grand prize of paperback copies of Amanda’s three novellas: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, and The Secret Slipper.Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b994

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About the Book

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Book title: The Secret Slipper

Author: Amanda Tero

Release date: May 25, 2017

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

About the Author

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Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.

If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

Guest post from Amanda Tero

Do you ever have plans that come up from almost nowhere? That is kind of how “The Secret Slipper” started. I had written a fun novella, “Befriending the Beast.” It was a stand-alone. Just for fun. My relief project during a longer project. Well, no sooner had “Befriending the Beast” released when a friend asked me, “Hey, have you considered a father/daughter Cinderella story?” That night I stayed up until after midnight, mulling over ideas and coming up with the title. Lord Kiralyn, who appeared in “Befriending the Beast” as Belle’s uncle now had a story—involving a daughter that I didn’t know existed, but whose existence created a whirlwind of adventure, heartache, and excitement. And now that I have two books in the series, my brain is already pulling at ideas for a book three. But that’s another story for another day.

Blog Stops

June 6: Desperate Homeschoolers

June 6: Remembrancy

June 6: Pursuing Stacie

June 7: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker

June 8: Fiction Aficionado

June 9: These Splendid Sentences

June 9: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

June 10: Blogging With Carol

June 10: Reading Is My SuperPower (Spotlight)

June 11: The Power of Words

June 11: Karen Sue Hadley

June 12: Moments Dipped in Ink

June 12: A Path of Joy

June 13: Bukwurmzzz

June 13: cherylbbookblog (Spotlight)

June 14: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

June 15: Zerina Blossom’s Books

June 16: Live.Love.Read.

June 17: A Baker’s Perspective

June 18: History, Mystery & Faith

June 19: Henry Happens

June 19: Bookworm Mama (Spotlight)

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Amanda is giving away a grand prize of paperback copies of Amanda’s three novellas: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, and The Secret Slipper.Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b994

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Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

Home on the Range is a Double S novel by Ruth Logan Herne. If you love cowboys and fiction than you will surly love this book. It is a great read that will lasso you in right from the start. This book is packed with love, heartache, faith, trust and letting go of the past. I so love the characters and their roles in this story. Be sure to order your copy of Home on the Range today.  I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars! 

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Betsy Singleton Snyder’s ‘Stepping on Cheerios’ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Being a mother can be a crazy life, but it’s a gift filled with grace. Read Betsy Singleton Snyder’s comical story in Stepping on Cheerios. Stepping on Cheerios is a collection of funny, warm, and charming tales from the frontlines of parenthood, written for women who are juggling to accomplish everyday feats of work, motherhood, marriage, church, and more. It’s a comical story of one woman’s realization that her crazy life is a gift and how she found the grace in it.

Join Betsy in celebrating a crazy life of motherhood and her new book by entering to win a $75 Visa cash card!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Stepping on Cheerios
  • A $75 Visa cash card

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on June 27. The winner will be announced June 28 on Betsy’s blog.

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Delightful! Amish Brides (Review, Blog tour & Giveaway!)

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About the Book

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Book: Amish Brides

Author: Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber, Amy Lillard

Genre: Amish

Release Date: May 30, 2017

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Madeline Lehman fears her fiancé’s family will never accept her because of her rebellious sister. She’s postponed her wedding to Joshua Stutzman until they see the truth. But when Maddie adopts her sister’s abandoned baby, can she and Joshua find a way to unite their families through forgiveness as well as love?

About the Author

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Molly Jebber’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times has given them a near excellent rating. She’s on RWA’s Honor Roll. She’s a speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she offers presentations on writing, publishing, Amish lifestyle and traditions. She has received widespread media coverage, including live interviews, across the United States for her books and speaking engagements.

She’s just signed a new contract for four more Amish books! She loves interacting with her readers. She loves God, her husband, family and friends. She has a hard time saying no to cupcakes, swimming, nine holes of golf, and walks on the beach. Coconut, oatmeal, and onions, on the other hand, are not hard to say no to!

 

Guest Post from Molly Jebber

Do you remember picking out your bride’s dress? The cake? Food? Location? The invitations? Weddings are fun, no matter how simple or extravagant. The marked event fills your heart with joy sharing in the special day with the bride and groom. I remember the day I married Ed, my best friend and soulmate. We planned the details together, and we still talk about what a heartwarming memory it is for us. I’m sure if you and I met for a girl’s chat, we’d enjoy hearing each other’s account of when we exchanged vows with our sweethearts.

Amish brides may not have the flowers, rings, and fancy food and cake, but they have their traditions and share in the excitement like we do. I enjoyed writing “Joshua’s Bride”. I hope you enjoy it to.

Blog Stops

June 1: Quiet Quilter

June 1: Lighthouse Academy

June 2: cherylbbookblog

June 2: Reading Is My SuperPower

June 3: my site/autism mom

June 3: Eat, Read, Teach, Blog

June 4: Avid Reader Book Reviews

June 4: Blossoms and Blessings

June 5: Bibliophile Reviews

June 5: Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting

June 6: God’s Little Bookworm

June 6: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

June 7: A Greater Yes

June 7: Donna’s BookShelf

June 8: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

June 8: Jeanette’s Thoughts

June 9: Smiling Book Reviews

June 9: Splashes of Joy

June 10: A Baker’s Perspective

June 11: Christian Bookaholic

June 12: Karen Sue Hadley

June 13: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

June 13: Bigreadersite

June 14: A Simply Enchanted Life

June 14: Southern Gal Loves to Read

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To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3a7

Review:  Amish Brides is a wonderful collection of stories by Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber and Amy Lillard. This is a great read. Stories that are refreshing and sure to delight. I am looking forward to reading more books by these talented authors. Be sure to order your copy today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!

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