Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Firefly Summer

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Firefly Summer

Redbud Press (June 23, 2015)


Kathleen Y'Barbo


RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.


A new cowboy romance from award-winning author Kathleen Y'Barbo.

Trey’s biggest challenge isn’t performing surgery…it’s restoring Sessa’s heart!

Artist Sessa Chambers may never recover from losing her prodigal son. Even as she grieves the tragic decisions that led to his death, and left her with a toddler to raise, she’s asked to work on her dream project—restoring carousel horses for the Smithsonian. But she can’t do it on her own…

Dr. Trey Brown can’t pick up a scalpel again. Yes, he acted in self-defense, but the events of that awful night haunt him. He was trained to save lives, not take them. When he goes to the young man’s widowed mother to apologize, she’s not at all what he expected. For one thing, she’s not as alone as he thought—not with the fearsome ladies of the Pies, Books, and Jesus Book Club in her corner. For another, she’s beautiful, and being in her presence is more jolting than any eight-second bronco ride from his former rodeo days. Before he knows it, she’s captured his heart as easily as they capture the fireflies gracing Sessa’s Texas ranch.

How can they overcome their past to embrace a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Firefly Summer, go HERE.

Monday, 5 October 2015

The Bones will Speak

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Bones Will Speak

Thomas Nelson (August 11, 2015)


Carrie Stuart Parks


Carrie Stuart Parks is an award-winning fine artist and internationally known forensic artist. Along with her husband, Rick, she travels across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement as well as civilian participants. She has won numerous awards for career excellence. Carrie is a popular platform speaker, presenting a variety of topics from crime to creativity.

Animals have always been a large part of her life. Her parents, Ned and Evelyn Stuart, started Skeel Kennel Great Pyrenees in 1960. Carrie inherited the kennel and continues with her beloved dogs as both an AKC judge and former president of the Great Pyrenees Club of America. She lives on the same ranch she grew up on in Northern Idaho.


A killer with a penchant for torture has taken notice of forensic expert Gwen Marcey . . . and her daughter.
When Gwen Marcey’s dog comes home with a human skull and then leads her to a cabin in the woods near her Montana home, she realizes there’s a serial killer in her community. And when she finds a tortured young girl clinging to life on the cabin floor, she knows this killer is a lunatic.

Yet what unsettles Gwen most is that the victim looks uncannily like her daughter.
The search for the torturer leads back in time to a neo-Nazi bombing in Washington state—a bombing with only one connection to Montana: Gwen. The group has a race-not-grace model of salvation . . . and they’ve marked Gwen as a race traitor.
When it becomes clear that the killer has a score to settle, Gwen finds herself in a battle against time. She will have to use all of her forensic skills to find the killer before he can carry out his threat to destroy her—and the only family she has left.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Bones Will Speak, go HERE.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Once Upon A Summertime

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Once Upon a Summertime

Revell (June 2, 2015)


Melody Carlson


My husband Chris and I live in a cabin-style home next to the National Forest in the beautiful Cascade Mountain area of the Pacific Northwest. Our two grown sons and granddaughter live nearby and we try to see them as often as we can. We also have two 're-homed' pets to make life more interesting-our yellow Labrador retriever Audrey and a Maine coon cat named Harry.

My writing studio is in a separate building next to our courtyard (a garden area that's off limits to the voracious deer). The window behind my desk looks out into the Ponderosa pine forest, where I see deer, squirrels, rabbits, and an occasional raccoon. The other windows in my office overlook the courtyard which is frequented by numerous hummingbirds in the summertime-one August evening we counted nearly fifty of the little hummers.


Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position!

Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers will long to meet them in the lobby of the stunning Rothsberg Hotel.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Once Upon a Summertime, go HERE.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Hope Harbor ~ Review

Come home to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.

Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. Now she's home again--with a floundering farm to run . . . a tragic secret . . . and a wounded heart. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets and devastating regrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help with a project that is close to her heart, winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.

Praise for Irene's Contemporary Romances

"Captures the reader from the very first pages. Irene Hannon knows the power of words and the miracle of faith."--New York Journal of Books on That Certain Summer

"Beautiful storytelling . . . a gem of a read."--RT Book Reviews on That Certain Summer

"Hannon's multithread plot is woven beautifully together to create a tapestry that will enchant romantics of all ages."--Publishers Weekly on One Perfect Spring

"Irene Hannon is one great storyteller."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber on One Perfect Spring


Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women's fiction novels, including the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series, along with That Certain Summer and One Perfect Spring. Her books have garnered dozens of honors, including two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.



Do you believe in 2nd chances? Do you love to read stories about redemption? If so, Hope Harbor  is for you! 

Tracy and Michael find one another during a difficult time in each of their lives. Both are grieving and in desperate need of healing and believing that despite your circumstances, there is a plan for your life if you just keep going.  Through their friendship, they become closer and closer and learn that our need to hold on to the past is not the way we should live at all! Learning to trust God and to "know that you know"  your on Gods path brings about such peace and healing!!

Hope Harbor is sooo good and I highly recommend it!!

Thank you Revell (a division of Baker publishing) for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!

The Curiosity Keeper Review

About the book: 
The Curiosity Keeper 
(Thomas Nelson, July 2015)

"It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quail's egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it."

Camille Iverness can take care of herself. She's done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille must allow a mysterious stranger to come to her aid.

Jonathan Gilchrist never wanted to inherit Kettering Hall. As a second son, he was content to work as the village apothecary. But when his brother's death made him heir just as his father's foolish decisions put the estate at risk, only the sale of a priceless possession---a ruby called the Bevoy---can save the family from ruin. But the gem has disappeared. And all trails lead to Iverness Curiosity Shop---and the beautiful shop girl who may be the answer to his many questions.

Caught at the intersection of blessings and curses, greed and deceit, these two determined souls must unite to protect what they hold dear. But when a passion that shines far brighter than any gem is ignited, they will have to decide how much they are willing to risk for their future, love, and happiness.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1CGUeKn

About the Author:
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

Visit Sarah online:  websiteFacebookTwitter

My Thoughts:

The Curiosity Keeper has it all! Romance, Suspense, and Mystery will keep you turning pages til' the very end! I fell in love with Camille and Jonathan, and how their journey's unfold.  Seeing Camille learn how to truly stand up for herself had me cheering!!  I absolutely loved how Jonathan cares for others! Together these two are amazing and I highly recommend you read The Curiosity Keeper and think you will love their story as much as I did!!

Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complementary book in exchange for my honest review!!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tillie and Clementine

You know those lazy days of Summer when you want to just sit back and read?? Well, I have 2 grand babies and I love when they are here and we snuggle up on the porch swing and read, read, read!!

I am so happy to have been asked to review this cute book! Both of my grandkids LOVED it! It kept their attention and they asked to read it over and over again!! The pics are adorable and the storyline is so funny!!! Tillie & Clementine's daddy has quite the adventure while he is caring for the girls since Mom is away for the night!

I would highly recommend this book as would my grandkids!! I will definitely find more of the Tillie & Clementine books!!

Heart of a Bookworm gives this book ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Fatal Trauma - REVIEW


The gunman had nothing to lose, and therefore, the lives of everyone in the emergency room were at risk. Dr. Mark Baker and nurse Kelly Atkinson were on duty during the standoff, but despite their efforts, at the end of the evening, three men were dead—one police officer and two members of the feared Zeta drug cartel. But the killing is not over, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Mark’s life continues to be in danger, but to make matters worse he finds he is under suspicion as a killer! He turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, while Kelly helplessly looks on, hiding her feelings for the good doctor. The characters in Fatal Trauma face life and death situations that cause them to question their faith, their priorities, and the meaning of their lives, while learning that God can use everyone— even people who’ve failed—because doesn’t that include all of us?


OH EM GEEEEE!!! This is such an awesome book!! Literally from the very first pages you cannot put the book down!!! I have ALWAYS loved every single one of Dr. Mabry's books, but this one ... it just might be my favorite!!! The suspense is crazy good! I mean, can you even imagine being an ER doctor and 2 men arrive that you find out later are part of the most feared drug cartel??? What's worse is that the men don't make it and now the cartel wants revenge!!! Talk about having to watch your back at all times!! Dr. Mark was just having an ordinary day in the ER, and then bam, his life changes in an instant!  

When it comes to Mark and Kelly, well, you'll just have to read it to find out that answer!! For me, I wanted to seriously shake Kelly, and tell her to SPEAK UP GIRLFRIEND!!! Don't you just love reading those books that have you yelling at the characters!!! LOL My kids just look at me like I'm crazy when I do that, but hey, they know I am really into the story :)

I HIGHLY recommend Fatal Trauma! It's definitely 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

Thank you LitFuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!!