Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Lightning by Bonnie Calhoun




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Lightning

Revell (October 6, 2015)

by

Bonnie S. Calhoun


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year.”


She loves to write with body count, blood, or blowing things up. She also has mad skills at coding HTML, and website design. And she lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass, though she'd rather buy fish at the grocery store. Bonnie shares her domain with a husband and two cats, all of whom think she’s waitstaff!


Her latest series is a YA dystopian with Revell titled Stone Braide Chronicles. The first book Thunder published in 2014. The second book Lightning published Oct 2015. There are also two FREE e-book short stories. Tremors is the prequel to Thunder, and Aftershock (short story) comes before Lightning.


ABOUT THE BOOK



After she found her real father, life for Selah should have felt settled. But the horrors have just begun. In her broken world of toxic earth and tribal clashes, Selah must battle the forces of nature alongside those in the Mountain who are calling for her blood. Haunted by the pain of mounting losses, she forges on, seeking her lost family and
uncovering new mysteries. But the ultimate betrayal of her own body may soon make her quest impossible as it becomes apparent that what has made her new could also drive her to a life of madness.


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


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Five Times I Met Myself


ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Five Times I Met Myself (Thomas Nelson, November 2015)

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews' once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams---where he encounters his younger self---might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn't know how to let go . . . and his greatest fear is that it's already too late.

Purchase a copy: 
http://bit.ly/1O1Wrle
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of DaysThe ChairSoul's GateMemory's Door, and Spirit Bridge. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

Connect with James: websiteTwitterFacebook

My Thoughts:

Oh My!!! Where do I begin! This book is fascinating!! Have you ever wished you could go back in time and change certain situations in your life? I know I have! Well, The Five times I Met Myself, takes us on a journey with Brock Matthews doing just that! Things aren't going so well in many areas of his life so when he learns he can go back and possibly guide things in a different direction, he is thrilled. But like so many things in our lives, just because we change things doesn't mean they're going to work out any better...or will they ?? 

I LOVED this book!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s FOR SURE!!!

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

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Father's Second Chance




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Father's Second Chance

Love Inspired (July 21, 2015)


by

Mindy Oberhaus


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




A Word from the Author: To steal a line from Donny and Marie, I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll. I’m trapped in the city, but prefer the country or the mountains.


I love Jesus, my family, and just about anything sweet.


I believe Jesus died for my sins, rose three days later, and will one day return. He has carried me through some of my darkest hours. Without faith in Him, I would be nowhere.


I have a penchant for chocolate, clothes, and shoes. When I’m not penning romance novels, I enjoy cooking, decorating and shopping.





ABOUT THE BOOK



Businesswoman Celeste Thompson has one goal: to make her restaurant and hotel a success. She doesn't need any distractions, even from handsome contractor Gage Purcell and his two adorable little girls. Besides, single dad Gage is just biding his time before a big job at the mines comes through. But as Celeste's project springs to life, their arguments transform into attraction. Gage isn't looking for romance, especially not with another career-driven woman like his ex-wife. But openhearted Celeste is more than just another work-consumed client. She might just be his happily-ever-after.


If you would like to read the first chapter of A Father's Second Chance, go HERE.


Monday, 9 November 2015

The Thorn Bearer




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Thornbearer

Vinspire Publishing, LLC (May 7, 2015)

by

Pepper Basham


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of 5 great kids, speech-pathologist to about fifty more, lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus, and proud AlleyCat over at a group writing blog, The Writer’s Alley. Her debut historical romance novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in May 2015, and has already garnered its first award with Readers’ Favorites International Awards. Pepper’s second and third books in the series arrive in February 2016. Her first contemporary romance debuts in April.




ABOUT THE BOOK



From the decks of the ill-fated Lusitania to the smoke-filled trenches of France, Ashleigh must choose between the forgiveness of her past, life in the present, and a Savior who can rescue her from them all. When her fiancé leaves her eight months before their wedding, the unexpected blow ignites a battalion of insecurities stemming from her father's intimate betrayal. Her worst fears are confirmed - who could ever love a soiled woman? In an attempt to escape the shame and disappointment of her past, Ashleigh boards the ill-fated Lusitania to cross the war-torn waters of Europe. Much to her dismay, she isn't traveling alone. Sam Miller is always making up for his best friend's mistakes. Determined to help Ashleigh, he offers his compassion and protection as she ventures across a perilous sea. With the faint hope of renewing his lost love for Ashleigh's sister, Sam never expects to find the woman of his dreams in his best friend's former fiancé and his own childhood companion. As they travel across the Atlantic, neither is prepared for the life-altering and heart-breaking journey of their friendship. When the truth of Ashleigh's past explodes in the middle of war and Sam rejects her, Ashleigh must decide if God is enough - or if the double weight of her betrayal and past will crush her life forever.


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



Monday, 26 October 2015

Deadlock by Diann Mills




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Deadlock

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2015)


by

Diann Mills


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




DiAnn Mills is a bestselling
author who believes her readers
should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with
unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two
Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier,
Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library
Journal
presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fictionaward in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction
Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith,
Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers
Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various
groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her
husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn is very active online and
would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms
listed at her website.


ABOUT THE BOOK



Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?

That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.

When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it.


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

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Miracle Drug ~ Review



Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take a miracle.
The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.
As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes “medical suspense with heart.” His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. “Miracle Drug” is his ninth published novel. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.
Find out more about Richard at http://www.rmabry.com.

My Review:
Can you even imagine being a doctor and your patient is the Former President of the United States?? Can you imagine what you would do if he got sick...and I mean REALLY SICK?? You learn that He has been infected with a virus that usually kills it's victims! Welcome to Dr. Josh Pearson's life! Oh but wait...it gets worse. His girlfriend has also been infected and there is only enough of the serum to give to one person... Not two!!
Nothing like a murder to get you hooked you right away, and well, you just can't put it down!! I have loved all of Dr. Mabry's book and this one just might be my favorite!  If you like Medical Suspense, and a little romance too, then this is a MUST READ for you!!

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



Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Promise To Keep




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Promise to Keep

Howard Books (October 13, 2015)

by

Elizabeth Younts


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




A Word from the Author:

I’m Elizabeth, a blessed child of The King. I’m a middle-born daughter, military officer’s wife, homeschooling mama, writer, closet DIYer, and, dare I say it, Downton Abbey addict. May I also mention that I love both my history and my coffee rich.


I am formerly Amish and my heritage is very dear to me and thankful to be so accepted among my still Amish family. I can still speak PA Dutch, too! You can learn more about my Amish family in my first book Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl.


My three book series with Howard Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) is a dream come true. The series is titled The Promise of Sunrise. In this series you will live through World War 2 from an Amish perspective and experience their unique struggles as conscientious objectors during wartime. What happened if one of their members enlisted? What was it like to serve at the Civilian Public Service Camps for years with almost no compensation? How did Amish women and families cope when a son or father was drafted? I look forward to taking you back into the richness of these years of Amish history through fiction.


ABOUT THE BOOK



World War II Marine Joe Garrison returns home from war longing to be a father to his deaf daughter, Daisy, only to find that she is attached to Esther Detweiler, the Amish woman who has raised her since his wife’s death in this touching historical romance.


Orphaned as a child, Esther Detweiler is used to caring for herself and her ailing grandmother. They made the best out of a hard life and poverty without asking for help. They even take in her shunned cousin’s deaf daughter, Daisy, when her mother dies and her father goes off to war. When Esther’s grandmother dies, Daisy is all she has.


When war veteran Joe Garrison returns, all he can think about is recovering from the horrors of war and building a relationship with his seven-year-old daughter. Daisy, however, is unwilling to leave Esther, whom she loves. Joe and Daisy get to know each other again, but Joe struggles with nightmares and fatherhood is proving to be more difficult than he imagined. Esther loves Daisy and despite her Amish ways, Joe finds himself drawn to her as a woman and not just a caregiver.


As their love blossoms, Joe decides to send Daisy away to a school for the deaf which propels their lives into turmoil and a battle for love and family.


If you would like to read the first chapter of Promise to Keep, go HERE.


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Lightning




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Lightning

Revell (October 6, 2015)

by

Bonnie S. Calhoun


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year.”


She loves to write with body count, blood, or blowing things up. She also has mad skills at coding HTML, and website design. And she lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass, though she'd rather buy fish at the grocery store. Bonnie shares her domain with a husband and two cats, all of whom think she’s waitstaff!


Her latest series is a YA dystopian with Revell titled Stone Braide Chronicles. The first book Thunder published in 2014. The second book Lightning published Oct 2015. There are also two FREE e-book short stories. Tremors is the prequel to Thunder, and Aftershock (short story) comes before Lightning.


ABOUT THE BOOK



After she found her real father, life for Selah should have felt settled. But the horrors have just begun. In her broken world of toxic earth and tribal clashes, Selah must battle the forces of nature alongside those in the Mountain who are calling for her blood. Haunted by the pain of mounting losses, she forges on, seeking her lost family and
uncovering new mysteries. But the ultimate betrayal of her own body may soon make her quest impossible as it becomes apparent that what has made her new could also drive her to a life of madness.


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


Firefly Summer




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Firefly Summer

Redbud Press (June 23, 2015)

by

Kathleen Y'Barbo


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




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.


ABOUT THE BOOK



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.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Firefly Summer




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Firefly Summer

Redbud Press (June 23, 2015)

by

Kathleen Y'Barbo


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




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.


ABOUT THE BOOK



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)


by

Carrie Stuart Parks


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




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.


ABOUT THE BOOK



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)

by

Melody Carlson


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




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.




ABOUT THE BOOK



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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

IreneHannon.com

MY THOUGHTS:

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

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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?

MY THOUGHTS:

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!!!



Tuesday, 9 June 2015

As Waters Gone By





ABOUT THE BOOK:

Emmalyn Ross has only a few months left to figure out if she and her husband, Max, can ever be a couple again. In prison for actions that ensured his wife could never be a mother, Max is now scheduled for release, and Emmalyn wonders how she can let him back into her life after all he’s put her through. During his five-year incarceration, Emmalyn moved to the beautiful, but remote Madeline Island in Lake Superior. With the help of a circle of misfit town residents, including the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, Emmalyn begins to restore her heart while refurbishing her very own island cottage. She learns what it means to love unconditionally and finds that her dream of a house and a home filled with God’s love might become a reality, but only if she and Max can find a way to rebuild their marriage…and win the fight of their lives in the process. As Waters Gone By, the highly anticipated fourth novel by award-winning author and speaker, Cynthia Ruchti, is sure to be the next book club favorite.

MY THOUGHTS:

Don't you just love when a book surprises you?? I sure do, and, As Waters Gone By definitely surprised me. The story was so much more than I had originally thought! 

I fell in love with the storyline as well as the quirky characters! I loved Emmalyn and her determined self!! Despite the fact that her husband is in jail and told her he wants a divorce, she fights hard to find herself and move forward in her life!

Bougie is possibly my favorite! She listens, loves, and through her serving at the Wild Iris Inn, she helps so many to begin the healing process!!

There are others that you will meet in this wonderful story and I believe you will love them like I do. As Waters Gone By is such an inspirational book and filled with such hope! The setting is PERFECT for a summer read too! This is hands down a MUST READ!!

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


Monday, 1 June 2015

Justified




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Justified

David C. Cook (June 1, 2015)


by

Varina Denman


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




An avid reader and blogger, Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about Christian women and the unique struggles they face. She seems to have a knack for describing small town life, and is currently working on the three-book Mended Heart Series. The first book in the series, Jaded, won the 2013 ACFW Genesis contest for romance.


Varina attended three Texas universities over a span of five years, majoring in four subjects and earning zero degrees. However, she can now boast sixteen years as a home educator, volunteering in the local cooperative where she has taught numerous subjects including creative writing and literature.


Even though Varina has spoken at ladies’ retreats and taught women’s Bible classes, she finds the greatest fulfillment facilitating prayer groups. She lives in Burleson, Texas, where she helps with Family Ministry in her home congregation. Varina is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and North Texas Christian Writers.


ABOUT THE BOOK



In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.


Justified perfectly captures the rhythm and romance of life in a small town, telling the unforgettable story of a woman searching for renewal, a man looking beyond what others see, and a community torn between judgment and love. It is the unforgettable story of broken dreams, second chances, and relentless hope.


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


Friday, 15 May 2015

No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason ~ Review

ABOUT THE BOOK:

It's not every day you see your childhood friend and one-time crush on national news. Jackie Sellers just wishes it were under different circumstances. She can't believe that Ian Lockwood is wanted in connection with a terrorist plot, and she's determined to find him and help him clear his name. But she's not the only one looking. The FBI wants him captured. The bad guys want him dead. Ian just wants to stay alive long enough to save thousands of innocent lives.

Lynette Eason throws readers right into the action from page one, propelling them along a dangerous road and asking the provocative question of how far we'd be willing to go if we were up against a wall.

MY THOUGHTS:

I think it is fair to say that here @Heart of a Bookworm, Lynette Eason is one of my very FAVORITE Authors! I've read all of her books and every single one has been awesome!

No Place to Hide is the 3rd book in this series and just like the other 2, this one is hands down AWESOME! It's filled with suspense right from the start and kept me guessing throughout the whole book! I felt like I was right in the middle of the story and could hardly catch my breath!
The chemistry between Jackie and Ian is fabulous, both as FBI's most wanted duo and as one another who have known each other forever!!

Will Ian be able to prove his innocence before he is arrested and sent to jail, which would be a death sentence for sure! Those who have set him up know that they could take him out much easier from a jail cell rather than him being on the run! Will Jackie be able to help him or will she go down along with Ian?

No Place to Hide NEEDS to be on your spring/summer "must read" list! Heart of a Bookworm gives it 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s for sure!

Thank you Revell for allowing me this compliementary book in exchange for my honest review!


Friday, 1 May 2015

Every Bride Needs a Groom ~ Review






ABOUT THE BOOK:

Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding--the groom.
Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? Anyway, she's sure he'll be getting down on one knee any time now. And a one-of-a-kind designer dress doesn't just fall out of the sky right when you need it.

But when Katie's boyfriend takes a job in another town and breaks up with her--on the very same day she wins her dream dress--her world is turned upside down. Dare she go to Dallas to claim her prize? And will the hunky pro basketball player who runs the beyond-swanky bridal shop--yeah, you read that right--discover her humiliating secret if she does?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com.

MY THOUGHTS:

OH. MY. GOSH! I LOVED this book!! I LOVED this family and all their quirkiness !! I could totally relate on certain parts and when it came to Queenie and Aunt Alva, well, I felt as if I was reading a story about my great grandmother and her family. A woman, whom I absolutely adored!! I just fell in love with Alva & Queenie!! They were so funny and full of spit & vinegar, (as my great grandmother would say). Deep in their hearts they find that their love for one another is so strong, and can heal even the deepest of wounds!

Katie is a doll! She is so down to earth and loves her family, and her home town, with everything in her. Her aspirations for her future are like that of so many young girls! You date the same guy forever and so, of course, the next step is to marry him, have kids, and live in your small town forever! Katie's Mom and Dad love her and her brothers and hope that all the kids choose to stay in Fairfield. But when things don't go according to Katie's "plan" she embarks on a new journey in a new city.  

This journey takes her to Dallas and to a Bridal Studio owned by one of the very best designers in the business! All of the employees at the Studio just fall in love w/Katie.  Brady, the Owner's son, plays professional basketball but is out due to knee issues. He has agreed to temporarily help out his Mom in the bridal studio. Brady and Katie develop a great friendship, as well as all of the girls that work at the studio! It's like a whole new family for Katie! But will she be able to forget her first love? The more time she spends with Brady the more she begins to let go of her past and look forward to her future! Will that future include Brady?

I am so grateful to have read & reviewed this book! I laughed out loud too many times to count! I fell in love with these families and highly recommend this book to ANY & ALL!!

Thanks Revell for allowing me this book in exchange for my honest review!!
 It's a VERY HIGH 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s