Thursday, January 17, 2019

Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher


About the book
For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.
Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.
Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination. 
When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have broken their hearts, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.
Who I Am with You weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.
Who I Am with You is the first book in Robin’s new “A Legacy of Faith” series.

You can purchase your copy HERE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A New Year - A New Word

Soo....
It's mid-January...
And for some reason I am still reeling from the holidays, the accident my hubby had almost 5 months ago, and life in general. I am just waiting for life to STOP! so I can catch up, of course, and then it can move on. Which obviously isn't going to happen... so every day I feel like I am just getting a little further and further behind. Then for a few minutes or a day, I feel like there might just be a little light at the end of the tunnel, til something else gets thrown in the mix...

Needless to say, my blog has kind of gotten put on the back burner for a while, because family, kids, and other things have to take priority. However, I am still reading when I can, and hopefully will have my book reviews caught up soon.

Every year, I choose a word for the year. I don't know if you guys do that or not. I read about it a long time ago on a blog and was fascinated with the idea. This year, I kept throwing around words like MARGIN, ORDER, SIMPLIFY, etc... but I just couldn't come up with one that seemed to meet what I really needed. I kept praying about it, and on New Year's Day, I thought, I just need JESUS!

JESUS
So JESUS became my word for the year! If I stay focused on HIM, no matter what life throws my way, or how out of whack life gets, I will still have all I need and the One I need to help handle things.

Matthew 6:33
 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliot

In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to God.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

In the Shadows of Croft Towers Blog Tour and Giveaway



From debut author Abigail Wilson comes a mysterious Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery.
Orphaned Sybil Delafield jumps at the opportunity for a position at the mysterious Croft Towers. She believes she was hired to act as companion to a dying woman, but a highway robbery and a hostile welcome from the Chalcroft family cause her to wonder if she was actually hired to help someone spy for France.
An unsolved murder adds intrigue to this already secretive family, and Sybil recognizes Mrs. Chalcroft's handsome godson as one of the infamous highwaymen who robbed her. Sybil must determine if this man's charming smile and earnest eyes speak the truth or if he is simply using her like others in the house. Everyone seems to have something to hide, and Sybil must decide who to trust while also coming to terms with the truth about her own past.

Monday, December 17, 2018

A Little Country Wisdom with a Spiritual Touch

Beloved American icon and Grammy Award–winning musician Charlie Daniels shares wit, wisdom, and life lessons he has learned from traveling and playing across the country.
Let's All Make the Day Count imparts Charlie’s positive attitude, timeless insight, and powerful spirit, and it will encourage and inspire you to make your day count.  
Learn how you can make your day count from the encouraging and inspiring Charlie Daniels. Charlie has written a song for Elvis, played on a Bob Dylan album, toured the country for decades, and delighted fans around the world with his fiddle playing and signature hit song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." More important, he’s dedicated his life to helping others, including children, troubled teens, and veterans.
Join Charlie as he shares many of the things he has learned over the years and be encouraged and empowered by his new book, Let's All Make the Day Count.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Bring Back the Christmas Spirit and Giveaway

The sounds of Christmases past echo through a silent house . . . 


Silent Days, Holy Night by [Nichols, Phyllis Clark]
Everyone in town knows Emerald Crest, the green granite mansion atop the highest hill: the legendary, lavish Christmas festivities that used to light up the nights— and the silence that followed when the parties abruptly stopped many years ago. And everyone has heard whispers about the reclusive, mysterious master of the manor, Henry Lafferty the Second . . . 

When eleven-year-old Julia Russell steps into the great house for the first time and meets Mr. Lafferty, the entire course of her life is altered. She meets a man who is nothing at all like the rumors she’s heard from neighbors and classmates. He’s kind

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Alfred: The Boy Who Would Be King

Alfred the Boy King series is about Alfred, a modern video game playing kid, transported to a dark grim fantasy world, destined to be king!

Alfred: The Boy Who Would Be King (Alfred the Boy King Book 1) by [Smorynski, Ron]Feeling lost in the modern world by a secluded and mysterious mother, Alfred realizes something is amiss. 

Who is... or was... his father? Why does his mom's memories seem medieval? When she says his name, as if remembering a nightmare, suddenly, the magic begins!

The land is defeated and in despair. Alfred is magically transported there after saying his father's name. He is aided woefully by an amnesiac wizard and a faithless cleric! Everyone there is defeated and in hiding. He realizes they have lost the ways of farming, their health is failing, and they have no army.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Beautiful Ellie Claire Journals


Faith and Lettering was probably my favorite of the three journals. I loved the look of the cover, the place to put your pen on the outside, and the room on the inner pages to be creative either in journaling or drawing. The pages contain verses and lettering and other tips for writing creatively. It is so pretty. It's a beautiful hard back with indented letters.

Amazon: http://bit.ly/WhittenAmazon
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/FaithAndLettering-BN

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Celebrate Advent with Prepare Him Room


Guide kids and their families into the heart of Christmas with this gospel-focused, four-week Advent curriculum. 
Prepare Him Room by children’s best-selling author Marty Machowski takes a biblical, theological approach to the Old Testament promises and New Testament fulfillment in Christ in a way kids can understand.
With age-appropriate instruction and activities for three different learning levels—preschool, lower elementary, and upper elementary—Prepare Him Room builds gospel hope and enduring theological depth into each child’s celebration of Christmas.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Circumvent by S.K. Derban

Life is too perfect... Imagine living in a quaint, beach front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems... 

The writer falls in love with the baker... When French born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, her job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont. 

The perfection turns to panic... When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero's schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki's new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Daily Question for You and Your Child

A fun, thought-provoking 365-question guided journal and keepsake that sparks daily interaction with your child to create a memory book capturing your child's life, personality, and faith journey.

This interactive prompted journal allows a parent to create a keepsake of three years of their child's life. By answering each of the 365 questions together on the same date each year, readers will get a unique and precious picture into their child's feelings, development, and personality. Some of the questions focus on spirituality and the child's heart, while some are meant to capture their creativity, spirit, and sense of humor. All questions spark conversations and memories that span well beyond the pages of this book.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Winter War by Priscilla Shirer

Two years ago, the Prince Warriors lost one of their own, but now they must stand firm . . . because death is coming once again. In this sequel to Priscilla Shirer’s best-selling trilogy, the Prince Warriors return to Ahoratos to find it bare and dangerous. The Winter War is upon them.
Don't miss all the adventures of the Prince Warriors, perfect for all middle-grade readers! Also available: The Prince WarriorsThe Prince Warriors and the Unseen InvasionThe Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema, and Unseen: The Prince Warriors 365 Devotional. 

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

A High Stakes Game Ending In Murder?

A High-Stakes Simulation Adventure Leaves Grayson Thibodeaux the Prime Suspect. . .for Murder

Deep in the gritty underbelly of New Orleans, psychologist Grayson Thibodeaux loses everything when his wife leaves him to climb her company’s corporate ladder. He buries himself in his job of creating mind-bending adventure games for businesses as team-building explorations. When his ex-wife’s company hires Grayson’s to create an elaborate game, he doesn’t see how things can get worse. Until she dies during the course of the game he created…making him the prime suspect for murder.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

God Bless You and GOOD NIGHT - Baby Board Book

God Bless You and Good Night is now available as a touch-and-feel book! This beloved bedtime classic has touched more than 315,000 families, and this touch-and-feel edition offers even more fun as little ones prepare for bed.
Bedtime can be a precious time of connection for you and your little one. Enjoy those snuggly moments together as you read this classic bedtime book while exploring all the fun touch-and-feel elements, from the polar bear's soft fur to the elephant's leathery skin to the silky grass of the African grasslands.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson

Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan's great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins' palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie's great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage--and the fortune that might be hers. When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate's private library, he threatens to have her fired. But her story seems almost too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up . . .Get ready for a romantic escapade through dark halls and dusty corners that will have you holding your breath and sighing with delight as two charming characters get caught up in the adventure of uncovering the past and finding their way to an unexpected future.