Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Her One and Only - Review and GIVEAWAY!!


Her One and Only
    







ABOUT THE BOOK:
Her One and Only (Bethany House, May 2016)
After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. 
But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?
Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.
Yet 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.
MY THOUGHTS:
The is the final book in the Porter Family Series by Becky Wade and I have to say... "I loved it and am sooo sad to have to say goodbye to Porter's!'
Finally, Dru got her story! I was patiently (well, maybe not completely, but you know) waiting for Dru's story!!! She is one strong lady, yet she isn't over the top at all! She has such a sweet heart, can be vulnerable at times, and I just love her!! She finds herself as Gray Fowler's bodyguard and as time goes by the chemistry between these two..... OH MY!!! It. Is. Awesome!!!!
Gray isn't the slightest bit concerned about his potential stalker, which makes things difficult for Dru! She is ready for the challenge and Gray doesn't mind at all having this beautiful and spunky girl "protect" him!
Her One and Only is such a FANTASTIC book! Definitely one that you will want to read and make time for because you will  DEFINITELY NOT want to put it down!!! Heart of a Bookworm gives  Her One and Only 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s
BECKY WADE is have an AWESOME Giveaway!!!
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



  • her one and only - prize collage 


    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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    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    The Inheritance ~ Rivew


    The Inheritance
    The Inheritance (Bethany House, April 2016)
    The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whale’s Reef into turmoil. 
    Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch’s heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David’s grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island’s land. And while Hardy doesn’t enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate’s assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island—and its traditional way of life—hangs in the balance.
    Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . .
    Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips’s dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.
    Michael Phillips

    {MORE ABOUT MICHAEL PHILLIPS}

    Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than 70 of his own titles. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly 30 more books. He is known as the man responsible for the reawakened interest in George MacDonald of the last 30 years. In addition to the MacDonald titles adapted/edited for today’s reader, his publishing efforts in bringing back full-length quality facsimile editions also spawned renewed interest in MacDonald’s original work. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland but make their home near Sacramento, California.


    MY THOUGHTS:

    The Inheritance is a great book, despite the fact that it took me quite a while to get "into it!!'   I LOVE how Mr. Phillips went back in time, and then to present!! Meeting the folks in Shepherd Community was such a treat! I would love to go visit but let me just tell you, Mr. Phillips does a phenomenal job at making you feel as if you are right there! 
    If you like historical novels, The Inheritance is for you! Just stay with it :) You'll be glad you did!!
    Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!
    Heart of a bookworm gives The Inheritance 3 1/2 ♥ ♥ ♥'s

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016

    Lolli and Pop find Kindness - Book 1 in the Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Review


    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    Finding God's "Fruits of the Spirit" has never been more fun! Early readers will follow the adventures of little Lolli Cake and her beagle named Pop. In this first book of nine, the duo discover kindness which can sometimes be difficult to find especially when it may mean giving up something you love.

    MY THOUGHTS:

    What a precious book this is!! The story has everything kids love... best friends playing make believe, a oh so cute new puppy, and learning a lesson on kindness! The author does such an amazing job giving examples for Lolli to learn about being kind to others, as well as, introducing the Fruits of the Spirit!  I look forward to reading this one over and over to my grandchildren!! I will anxiously be awaiting for the next book and all that come after that one!! If you love reading to your children/grandchildren, or have a beginning reader in your home, this book is AWESOME!! It would be a great gift to purchase for a teacher classroom, or maybe even your church library!

    Thank you Rachel Sinclair for allowing me to read and review this complimentary book in exchange for my honest opinion!! Heart of a Bookworm gives Lolli and Pop 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

    Thursday, 28 April 2016

    LuLu's Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life ~ Review




    ABOUT THE BOOK:
    Updated with a new introduction and amazing photography, the bestselling cookbook by Lucy Buffett (chef sister of Jimmy Buffett) includes authentic family recipes from her Alabama and Florida destination restaurants, Lulu's.

    LULU'S KITCHEN is Lucy Buffett's culinary guide to classic Southern coastal cuisine and is packed with more than 120 signature recipes from her famous Gulf Coast restaurant, LuLu's, and LULU'S KITCHEN is the next best thing to being there. Tucked inside are humorous stories and plenty of wit and wisdom from Lucy's own kitchen. The book features party menus, Buffett family favorites, and lots of telling it like it is. 
    Recipes include soul-satisfying delights like West Indies Salad, Heavenly Fried Crab Claws, Garlic Cheese Grits, and Silver Queen Succotash-not to mention a whole chapter of specialty cocktails that will have you daydreaming of cold margaritas and warm sand between your toes.


    MY THOUGHTS:

    Oh my goodness! This is hands down the best book and cookbook EVER! I thought I would just "flip through" the recipes to see what I could try first, and what a surprise I found!! Lucy Buffett is not just a fabulous chef but that girl is funnnnyyyyy!!! I found myself reading her stories page after page out loud to my husband, and my oh my, we were cracking up!!

    I have to say, these recipes...OH EM GEEEEE!! They look absolutely amazing and I CANNOT WAIT to try tons of them!! It's going to be a great summer with so many new recipes and a fun book to boot!

    Thank you so much Anna with FSB Associates for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!

    Do yourself and your summer a favor and pick up a copy of LuLu's Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast good Life!!


    Monday, 25 April 2016

    Sit, Stay, Love



    ABOUT THE BOOK:
    Sit, Stay, Love (Harvest House, April 2016)
    Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you’re ready for a lesson in love . . . Tippy style.
    Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother’s elderly dog, Tippy, he’s quick to call on a pet-sitting service.
    Gina isn’t thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can’t abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.
    As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too…
    Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.

    MY THOUGHTS:
    This has to be the cutest, and most precious book I've read in a long time! Tippy is the star of this story and believe me you will sooo fall in love!! I've known someone who wasn't a "dog person" but as the Lord would have it,  a dog found her and there began the lesson of unconditional love. That is just one of the many, many, things that will have you falling in love with Tippy! I laughed, I cried, and just enjoyed every single page of this book!! I think you will too!
    Heart of a Bookworm gives Sit, Stay, Love a BIG 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

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

    Friday, 22 April 2016

    Her One and Only!


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    A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade's Porter Family novels, releases May 3. To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT. Join Becky for an evening of book chat with other bookworms and prizes.


    Plus a portion of all pre-sales and sales the release week of Her One and Only will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. For more details on how to purchase a copy, click here.





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    About the Book
    After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?




    Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.




    Yet 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.




    Learn more and purchase a copy.

    Wednesday, 20 April 2016

    Hey guys! Here is an awesome giveaway and there is only 4 days left!! Good luck!!
    What do you get when you add one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog? A lesson in love—Tippy style—in Dana Mentink’s new book, Sit, Stay, Love. As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too. . . .
    Join Dana in celebrating the release of Sit, Stay, Love with a blog tour and a Travels with Tippy prize pack giveaway!
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    One grand prize winner will receive:
    • A copy of Sit, Stay, Love
    • A $75 Visa cash card
    • A basket filled with Tippy-themed goodies
      • Travel-themed decorator box
      • Reading dog statue
      • Dog journal
      • Poems for Dog Lovers
      • Snuggle Paws fleece blanket from Animal Rescue Site
      • Pawprint scarf
      • Doxie desk pen
      • Pupmobile auto magnet
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    Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on April 25th. The winner will be announced April 26th on Dana’s blog.
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    Sit, Stay, Love

    {MORE ABOUT SIT, STAY, LOVE}

    Sit, Stay, Love (Harvest House, April 2016)
    Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you’re ready for a lesson in love . . . Tippy style.
    Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother’s elderly dog, Tippy, he’s quick to call on a pet-sitting service.
    Gina isn’t thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can’t abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.
    As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too…
    Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.
    Dana Mentink

    {MORE ABOUT DANA MENTINK}

    Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.
    Find out more about Dana at http://www.danamentink.com.