Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano

Tressa Harlowe's father did not trust banks, but neither did he trust his greedy extended family. He kept his vast fortune hidden somewhere on his estate in the south of England and died suddenly, without telling anyone where he had concealed it. Tressa and her ailing mother are left with a mansion and an immense vineyard and no money to run it. It doesn't take long for a bevy of opportunists to flock to the estate under the guise of offering condolences. Tressa knows what they're really up to. She'll have to work with the rough and rusticated vineyard manager to keep the laborers content without pay and discover the key to finding her father's fortune--before someone else finds it first. 

Award-winning author Joanna Davidson Politano welcomes readers to Trevelyan Castle, home of the poorest heiress in Victorian England, for a treasure hunt they'll not soon forget.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Hope Jar - Celebrate Lit Blog Tour



Book Title: The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars, Book 1)  
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter  
Genre: Amish Fiction
Release date: August 7, 2018  
A Brand-New Series from New York Times Best Selling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter.  

What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day?

Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them. Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith— but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jamie Jo Wright

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant faade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover.
A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield,

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar

First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. It's also filled with danger and corruption-the perfect setting for Ariadne's greatest adventure.
After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father's home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains.
Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father's apprentice. As her unusual athletic ability leads her into

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a story of long-lost love and its redemption in future generations.

Romance has never been actress Chloe Daschle’s forte—in life or on screen. But everyone knows who to call for a convincing death scene . . . and it might be killing her career.
When Chloe is given a peek at the script for an epic love story, she decides to take her destiny into her own hands and request an audition for the lead female role, Esther Kingsley. The compelling tale, inspired by family lore and a one-page letter from the colonial ancestor of scriptwriter Jesse Gates, just might break her out of this career-crippling rut. Jesse would rather write about romance than live through it after his past relationship ended in disaster. But once on-set together, the chemistry between Jesse and his leading lady is hard to deny.
Centuries earlier, in the heart of the Revolutionary War, Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Longfellow wrote their saga off the silver screen. Esther’s Loyalist father opposes any relationship with Hamilton, but

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson

From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes an inspired retelling of the beloved folk tale Aladdin.

Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and opposition cannot break.
Even as a child, Aladdin works hard, learning all he can from his teachers. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, he earns a position serving as the duke’s steward. But that isn’t enough to erase the shame of being forced to steal as a small child—or the fact that he’s an orphan with no status. If he ever wants to feel equal to his beautiful and generous friend Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tales of the Kingdom by David and Karen Mains

Twelve stories centering on the adventures of two orphaned brothers who escape a polluted city ruled by an evil enchanter to seek their exiled king in Great Park – the place where trees grow. This exciting set of 12 incredible Gold-Medallion Award-Winning short stories for children of all ages (from best-selling authors David and Karen Mains) offers fast-paced action and engaging characters wrapped up in exciting storytelling that deals with good versus evil themes. In addition, your family will appreciate the beautiful, full-color illustrations, featuring multicultural characters, that bring each chapter to life.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer Fun

Ahhhh Summer!!
This summer has felt like a whirlwind - rushing in and twirling a bit and rushing out. 
We have had a wonderful time, full of adventure, time with family and friends, traveling and much more.
I thought, on our 7000 mile cross country trip I was going to get all kinds of books read and reviews written and have time to tell my tale.
NOT!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sons of Blackbird Mountain - Blog Tour and Giveaway


A Tale of Family, Brotherhood, and the Healing Power of Love
After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of Nineteenth-Century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband’s cousins—three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family.
But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where—and whether—to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though Deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life

There's a lot a girl needs to know as she grows up and makes her way in the world. Having a reference guide of practical how-to life skills and character traits can empower her to become a confident and capable woman. Coauthors Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer this collection of step-by-step instructions on 100 things girls need to succeed, including how to

- introduce yourself
- change a flat tire
- respectfully break up with a guy
- leave a tip
- apply for a job
- ask for a promotion

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

365 Trivia Twist Devotions

Explore a world of amazing trivia and exciting spiritual truths!

Every daily devotion in 365 Trivia Twist Devotions is based on a historical happening, intriguing invention, or offbeat holiday associated with that calendar day. From George Washington's birthday to National Waffle Day, each reveals the truths of God's Word in a fun new way. Bible verses and additional fun facts help to give every day of the year its own unique trivia twist.

Available on Amazon 

Length: 384 pages Age Level: 8 - 12Grade Level: 2 - 6

Monday, May 28, 2018

Thankful for Our Country's Heroes

Today is a day we celebrate those who gave their lives for our country. I have several relatives who were in the military.

A couple years ago, I was blessed with the chance to go to Arlington Cemetery. It is awe-inspiring to see the endless white, and realize all those people paid the price for our freedom. We enjoy prosperity, freedom, and so much more because of the dedication of these brave men and women! I just want to say THANKS!!

Take a minute today to be thankful for the gift of life, freedom, and a wonderful country.

Jesus also gave his life for us, so we could be free, from the burden of our sin, and have the opportunity to live with him for eternity. He paid the price for our freedom.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Love to Journal and Study God's Word - You Need This! GIVEAWAY

Why the 17:18 series?
In Deuteronomy 17, Moses is leaving final instructions concerning the future of Israel. As a prophet of God, Moses foretells of when Israel will place a king over the nation (v. 14). In verse 18, the king is commanded to not simply acquire a copy of the law (the entire book of Deuteronomy) from the scroll publishing house, but to hand write his own copy of the law. Thirty-four hundred years later, educators are discovering that students that physically write out their notes by hand have a much greater retention rate than simply hearing or visually reading the information. Apparently, God knew this to be true of the kings of Israel also. From such understanding came the conception of this series of books.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wonderful Devotional for Girls

Help Your Tween Become a Girl Who Lives Her Faith

Bestselling author and trusted Bible teacher Elizabeth George wants to help your tween daughter, age 8-12, understand what God's Word is saying and how it applies to everyday life. In this interactive and guided study of the book of James, your tween daughter will discover short chapters with helpful sections, such as

Heart Check-up—a series of insightful prompts designed to help her write about and internalize what she's learned from each day's devotion

Monday, May 7, 2018

What Would It be Like to Live Hundreds of Years?

David Galloway can’t die.


How many lifetimes can God expect one man to live? Over a century old, David Galloway isolates himself from the mortal humans who die or desert him by making a quiet life as a used bookstore owner in Northern Michigan. But then he spots a news article about a man who, like him, should be dead.

Daredevil celebrity Zachary Wilson walked away unscathed from what should have been a deadly fall. David tracks the man down, needing answers. Soon David discovers a close-knit group of individuals as old as he is who offer the sort of kinship and community he hasn’t experienced for decades—but at what cost?