Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Tigers Cage by Linda White

If a book can get you all riled up, this one certainly is the one! Linda White will have you ready to stomp those bad guys one minute, getting all emotional the next, and praying for the person in your book before you realize these are just fictional characters.

Tom, an FBI agent, has hit his biggest break ever - buusting one of Angel Ramos' main men. It won't be long before Angel Ramos goes down. Or at least that's what Tom thinks. But little does he realize the danger his family is in, not only physically, but emotionally too. Ramos is not a man easily taken, and he is not going down without a fight!

Tom's wife Cathy is tired of the FBI life, crime, endless work hours, an unemotional detached husband who seems to barely notice she is exists. Once their son gets kidnapped, that is the last straw for her. Even though he's been released, she is ready to leave Tom for good!

Monday, July 25, 2016

My Intentional Mondays & Giveaway Winner Announcement

My Intentional Mondays began with choosing a word for the year. And the word I chose was INTENTIONAL.
My goal was to live the year Intentionally. Although, I have tried to do that, I have to admit sometimes it is easy to get distracted, to stray from the path, to wander around a bit aimlessly, as though just floating in a boat whichever way the water takes me. Sometimes it seems like life just takes off without you, and you are either racing to catch up, lagging way behind, or need to take a deep breath and find the new normal. That is kind of what has happened to me lately. And I am working on my new routine, new normal, adjusting to life's changes. Thankfully, one thing never changes - GOD! He is my constant! The one I can go to no matter what life throws my way. The one who shows me where to go, and helps me live intentionally!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

NIRV Minecrafters Bible Review

Do you ever feel like it's more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV contains the full text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) as well as 24 color tip-in pages featuring full-color illustrations in the style of wildly popular virtual-world-building games. Featured stories include the days of creation and great builds of the Bible.

Available on Amazon as well as other websites.

Friday, July 22, 2016

No Other One Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

She Trusts Him for the Job, 
But Can She Trust Him With Her Heart?

Loved this book!! Karen Witemeyer remains one of my favorite authors to read. The sense of humor incorporated in her books along with the spiritual just makes the book so worth the read. 
Emma is the leader of a women's colony and very well respected. The women who live there have been abused, and used up by men and are ready to show the world they have stamina and can survive on their own!

But a threat develops, and now the women are in danger. Emma feels a deep sense of responsibility as she tries to figure out what to do. In the end, she decides only One man will do. One she knows she can trust!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sins of the Past - Romantic Suspense Novella Collection

Secrets and Lies. Danger That Will Never Go Away. Join Three Beloved Masters of Romantic Suspense for Novellas Where the Past Will Not Stay Buried.

The three ladies that wrote this book are some of my favorite suspense authors, so I had to jump at the chance to read this novella. I was not disappointed! All the stories were fantastic and held my attention.
I was so excited to read a bit about the McKenna family history in Dani Pettrey's novella. What a fun opportunity to see into their past and how the adventurous qualities of the parents were passed down to the children. This was probably one of my favorite of the three.

I also enjoyed Blackout by Lynette Eason in which Macey is slowly remembering an accident and the surrounding events of that night. But someone is not wanting her to remember, and someone is. She is facing danger from an unknown source and the suspense grows as her memories return.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

This book is really good, but for me it was a challenge to read. It was emotionally high strung and honestly at times I just had to take a break. Maybe its just because it hit a little too close to home with all the struggles, family issues, addictions, etc... These are real problems and I think every family knows at least someone who has them. Jennifer writes a realistic story, with hope and healing and forgiveness, but not without struggles, pain, heartache, and despair.

Alice Goddard, seems to have the perfect life, and she has been putting on a good show in front of all her "perfect" friends. But truthfully, she is hiding behind a front. Her home life is a mess, her husband an alcoholic, her children veering out of control. As things get worse, Alice struggles with transparency, seeking help, and her relationship with God. Some of the people

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday Updates and Winner Announcement

The past week was busy as a bee with VBS going on and I did not get to blog much at all. But I do thankfully have some books finished so this week hopefully will be able to get some of my reviews posted.
We had an average of 143 attend our VBS and I am so thankful for all those precious children. The ones in my class came faithfully every night. They were attentive and fun to be with. I am praying the seed planted in their hearts will sprout and grow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truthThat’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up.
Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

GIVEAWAY - Priscilla Shirer's book Prince Warriors - Ended


I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway!! 
Because I am so excited about this book. 

Recently I posted a review of Prince Warriors on my blog. Soon after I received an email with the opportunity to host a giveaway.
My son LOVED this book!! As a matter of fact he said this was one of his favorite books of all time. He is frequently asking WHEN the second book in the series comes out!

You can read my full review *HERE* if you are not familiar with this book.

So here is your chance to win one for someone in your family, or maybe for someone you know, or your church library... 

To enter:
Simply leave a comment telling me who this book would be for. (Don't forget to leave your email in SAFE format - if you don't I won't be able to reach you if your name is chosen)
Priscilla is an amazing woman and a great author. I would love to hear if you have read any of her books, also. 
For and EXTRA entry - share this GIVEAWAY on Facebook or other social media and let me know you did. 

Must be 18 to enter. US entries only. Winner will be announced July 20th and contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Book will be mailed USPS. Seasons of Opportunities is not responsible for prize delivery. This giveaway is not associated with any form of social media. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

My Intentional Monday

I hope you had a wonderful
Mine was spent with family. We didn't do anything big, just enjoyed the day together, then spent some time in the evening watching the firework display close to our home. It was one of those relaxing, enjoyable days.
I even got to spend a little time with my married daughter, and even though she isn't too far away, those moments become more and more precious.
As I was contemplating how thankful I am for the freedom we have in our country, I thought it would be cool to post some pictures from our trip.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe About Sex by Jennifer Strickland with a GIVEAWAY - ENDED


21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe about Sex uncovers the most believed untruths girls have about dating and sex. With honest, straight-forward language Christian author Jennifer Strickland shares the myths, the truths, and the practical ways you can enjoy the pursuit of passion and purity.

Available on Amazon and other retailers in paperback or ebook

Jennifer StricklandAbout the Author:
Jennifer is a grateful wife to her best friend, Shane, who she affectionately calls "the Cowboy." Their daughter, Olivia, is fourteen; son Zach is thirteen; and little Samuel is five. From her upstairs home office or ranch's scenic back porch, Jen loves to curl up with a cup of coffee, journal, and Bible -- the three ingredients to her inspirational messages on faith, beauty, and the ways God gives us a life of More.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The HCSB Note Taking Bible

The Note-Taking Bible contains the full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible in a single-column setting. Abundant space is provided on each page to make observations, record insights, raise questions, and suggest to yourself additional exploration of the text. The Bible includes a 40-page concordance, eight four-color maps, a one-year Bible reading plan, presentation page, and an introduction to the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

Available through B&H Publishing and other online retailers.

Monday, June 27, 2016

My Intentional Monday

Lake Erie
Well, we are fully into summer, as well as, knee deep in a "remodeling" project. Since my daughter married in April, the goal was to convert her room to my son's room. It has been a work in progress ever since. While we were on vacation, dear hubby was able to pull up the old carpet and lay some flooring someone had given us. So now, we are painting walls, ceiling, etc...
I actually enjoy doing those things, thanks to my grandmothers genes. The most difficult part is finding time to do everything else and that too! But, I am just taking it one day at a time, and relying on God for wisdom and strength to get it done.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Murder Comes by Mail by: Ann H. Gabhart

Doing a good deed never felt so bad

Cover ArtDeputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn't particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses--a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn't last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs' concerned citizens. 

Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered by the man he saved. With a killer one step ahead, things in Hidden Springs begin to unravel. Now Michael must protect the people he loves--because the killer could be targeting one of them next.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can't stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art.

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art -- one that's surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She's joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite the her mother's pleas to do something safer -- like get married -- Serena's determined to catch thieves and black market traders. 

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action -- and a whole heap of trouble.