Wednesday, June 28, 2017

You Won't Be Able to Put This One Down!

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer, Kids, and Obedience

The pond is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to read. It used to be poolside, but considering, this year our pool management has been the pits and the pool has developed pond like characteristics - only without the fish, we have not been doing any swimming in it. There has however been quite a bit of tadpole catching and baby frogs hopping about, so how can summer get more educational than that. (LOL)

The kids actually enjoy fishing, so we use my mother-in-laws pond and they even get in a little swimming. But the fishing comes first because it's a bit hard to catch one after you scared them all off by jumping off the dock a few times.

Friday, June 23, 2017

For No Apparent Reason by S.K. Derban

A focused law student, romance has been absent from Madison's life. She has successfully planned each phase of her life and resigned to the fact that there will be plenty of time for love after she passes the bar exam-that is until the single act of seeking shelter from a spring downpour dramatically alters the course of her life. Madison is lured away from the security of law school into a world where she learns about the destructive nature of greed. Thrust in a maze of money laundering and murder, Madison experiences the value of true friendship and witnesses the healing power of love.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chautona Havig - Guest Post

This was my first book by Chautona. It was a tough one to put down! You can read my review HERE. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Memory Loss - A Blessing or A Hoax? w/ Giveaway

Dani and Ella Weeks–two women who share one thing in common. The same life, the same family, and the same body.
When Dani wakes with no knowledge of who or where she is–no memories of her life at all–David and Dani Weeks discover that “til death do us part” takes on an entirely unexpected meaning. Practically speaking, Dani died. But she didn’t.
What’s a gal to do?
In a desperate attempt to separate the old life from the new, Dani insists on a new name, a twist of her old one–Ella.
Ella’s doctors can’t explain what happened. Her children can’t understand why she doesn’t know them. David, her husband,

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stepping on Cheerios Tour and Giveaway

Family life is beautiful and motherhood is a privilege, but it ain't no picnic!Being a mother isn't easy. Sometimes it's hard to experience a personal connection with God and community when you are caught up in the chaos of just "doing family".

Independent and self-sufficient, author Betsy Singleton Snyder lived a full and busy life as a pastor, missionary, and wife to a husband who served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She had her first child at age 44, then at 47, she found out she was carrying triplets. Suddenly finding herself overwhelmed is an understatement.

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Back in the Saddle By Ruth Logan Herne

Book 1 of Double S Ranch

It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.
He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Inspirational Book

Dwight L. Moody takes us deep into Scripture and paints a clear picture of what ought to be an individual’s life for Christ. The call for each Christian is to become an active member in the body of Christ. The motive is love for the Lord and our neighbor. The result will be the salvation of men, women, and children everywhere.

Dwight L. Moody, determined to make a fortune, arrived in Chicago and started selling shoes. But Christ found him and his energies were redirected into full-time ministry. And what a ministry it was. Today, Moody's name still graces a church, a mission, a college, and more. Moody loved God and men, and the power of a love like that impacts generations.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Confident Mondays

trusting in Christ's sufficiency over my own
2 Corinthians 3:18
"And we all, ... are being transformed into His image with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
Seems like God is always testing us, challenging us, and molding us into His character. This year my word is Confidence. Over and over, I have seen that Confidence is not something about myself that I develop or achieve, instead it is trusting in Christ and what He can do through me.

At the end of last year and the beginning of this year, I had a proposed challenge to accomplish - re-designing a wedding gown. A friend of mine's daughter was getting married. She wanted to use her mother's wedding gown, but update it to a more modern look. In my own strength and ability I had no confidence, but with the Lord's help I was able to do it. It was so exciting to watch her walk down the aisle.

More recently, God has allowed other challenges in my life, such as a family member's health issues. But He

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

An Interesting Look at the History of Bicycling in the South

Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle--in bloomers!

It's 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.

Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Big Look Bible Book

Your family will love these classic Bible stories with bright colors and fun shaped pages! Big Look Bible Book is the perfect way to start engaging your child with some of the most-loved stories from the Bible.
Creatively designed for young children who are learning more about God and about some of the most-beloved people in the Bible, the Big Look Bible Book is a fun and unique way to show children the Word of God! Each page is fully illustrated with colorful artwork, and every page has shaped pages to make the stories memorable and unique.
Little ones will love to see the story on the left-hand side of the pages and a giant die-cut image of a Bible character, animal, or scene on the

Monday, May 29, 2017

Infected by Alana Terry

A global epidemic has doctors and health-care workers panicked, but life continues on as usual for college sophomore Kennedy Stern, who's not about to let a little virus interrupt her premed studies or dampen her spring break.

When she finds herself isolated in a hospital lockdown, Kennedy and all those quarantined with her can only guess who will survive and who will succumb to the deadly threat confronting them.

An exciting new release from award-winning Christian suspense novelist Alana Terry.

Available on Amazon

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Mystery You'll Love in a Beautiful Old Town

In Savannah, Everyone Has Something to Hide

When socialite Evelyn Doyle hires investigative partners and best friends Michael Preston and Elizabeth Kirby to do some routine surveillance on her wayward husband, the detective duo find themselves embroiled in a mystery with more suspects than there are shells on Tybee Island.

Evelyn's husband turns up dead, leaving her as the police chief's prime target. The investigation reveals a hodgepodge of potential murderers, including a scheming business partner, a resentful mistress, and a ne'er-do-well brother. It's up to Mike and Beth to follow the trail of secrets that reaches further than the branches of the moss-draped oaks of Savannah.

As word of the case gets around town, business is booming for Price Investigations. When Mike and Beth hire Kaitlyn Webb, Savannah's newest transplant,

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spotlight Tour - Waves of Murder - Including a GIVEAWAY

I am spotlighting this book on my blog. I haven't had the privilege of reading it, but it sounds really interesting and I would love to give it a try. It's always fun to find new authors and books to read. I have found many a favorite by trying someone new.

 School’s out for the summer!
Kindergarten teacher, Fiona Quinn is looking forward to spending some quality time in her yard and with her boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry. However, Fiona’s plans get squelched when her mother volunteers her to edit a manuscript for famous romance author, Wyla Parkes.

What’s so bad about that? The author insists Fiona must work on the manuscript at her beach cottage on Presque Isle--three hours away from her yard and Nathan. Spending six weeks in an adorable cottage on a private beach doesn’t really seem all that bad until people start turning up dead—beginning with the author! Fiona’s summer of sun and sand is instantly transformed into a murder investigation. Can Fiona and Nathan crack the case or will the murderer get away on a wave of deceit?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kind of like "Finding Waldo"

Bible Sleuth: New Testament is based on the Where's Waldo concept and has been adapted for Bible themes, introducing young readers to stories about Jesus and the early church, while engaging them in seek-and-find activities. Perfect for young Bible sleuths, complete with activities that take readers back to Biblical times. 

Recommended for ages 4 to 7 years.

Illustrated By: Jose Perez Montero

Available on Amazon and other retailers