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Purposeful Design by Jay Schabacker - Review

I received this book in exchange for my review. A small amount of advertisement is included in the post.  Purposeful Design  beautifully reveals the principles of science that operate our world. It masterfully explains the elements of designs that make life possible, and compellingly presents evidence that a loving Creator God was purposeful in these designs. The author, Mr. Schabacker, a former aerospace scientist and businessman, seems to know the art of storytelling. The book delights the senses with beautifully depictive pictures, and easy to understand explanations of complex science concepts.

A Dad's Prayers for His Daughter by Rob and Joanna Teigen

I received this book in exchange for my review. Small amount of advertisement included in post. From the moment a man becomes the dad of a daughter, he knows he's going to be doing a lot of praying. He wants to pray for his girl, but he may wonder, Where do I start? What should I be praying for? The couple who brought you 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates now shows dads how to pray for their daughters. They assure dads that just because they don't always understand their little girls, that doesn't mean that God doesn't. Collecting specific prayers that dads can use, along with stories from other dads about how God has answered their prayers for their girls, Rob and Joanna Teigen give men a strong foundation to build a lifelong habit of prayer for their daughters. They also explain a little more about girls and what they go through growing up, including stress, purity issues, social pressure, modesty challenges, spiritual growth, and more, so a dad can pray for every ar

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert - Review

I received this book in exchange for my opinion. No other compensation was given. Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white. If only her tenuous future didn't rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her

RUGGED ROMANCE Sweepstakes with Author Dani Pettrey

In  SILENCED , Book 4 of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning  Alaskan Courage  series, a relaxing day of rock climbing takes a dark turn when Kayden McKenna’s route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Was the climber’s death a terrible accident or something more sinister? When the case is handed to Yancey’s overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With the truth of Jake’s past now revealed, Jake agrees to use his investigation skills for this one case–but nothing could prepare him for where the case will take him. As Kayden and Jake work together to uncover the truth, will they also find a refuge in each other?  Or will the deadly plans of a killer destroy their chance at love?

SILENCED by Dani Pettrey - Spotlight and GIVEAWAY

The truth is far worse than either of them imagine. A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route leads her to a face-to-face encounter with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something sinister? When the case is handed to the overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again-–but he could never prepare for where the case will take him. Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to them. When strange

A BRIDGE UNBROKEN by Cathy Bryant - Spotlight and GIVEAWAY

$ 100 Visa Card Giveaway   &  A BRIDGE UNBROKEN Book Tour & Launch Party Welcome to the BlitzKat blog tour for Cathy Bryant’s A Bridge Unbroken . Another Miller’s Creek Novel set in the heart of Texas, A Bridge Unbroken brings two new characters to the forefront while still giving fans a glimpse of their favorite characters from the past, including the old geezers and Mama Beth. About the Book Letting go to build a bridge… Dakota Kelly  wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But  Chance Johnson  isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at  forgiveness? Click  HERE  to read a sample chapter of  A Bridge Unbroken .

Interview with Author Lori Benton and GIVEAWAY

Today I want to welcome Lori Benton to the blog. She is the author of two books Burning Sky and her most recent novel  The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn .  Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace. When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband – often scouring the brush for huckleberries, which overflow the freezer and find their way into her signature huckleberry lemon pound cake. Now, let's see what Lori has to say:  ( Lori's answers are in green )

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton

About the Book Western North Carolina, 1787 To escape a threatening stepfather and an unwanted marriage, Tamsen Littlejohn enlists the aid of Jesse Bird, a frontiersman she barely knows, to spirit her away from Morganton, North Carolina, west beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. Trouble pursues, as the two men intent on seeing her recovered prove relentless in their hunt. Trouble awaits in the form of a divided frontier community. Across the mountains the State of Franklin has been declared, yet many settlers remain loyal to North Carolina. Chaos reigns, thwarting Tamsen and Jesse's hastily cobbled plan to keep her safe.

Burning Sky by Lori Benton - Review

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for review. The following post contains some advertisement. "I remember the borders of our land, though I have been gone from them nearly half the moons of my life. But who there will remember me? What I have seen, what I have done, it has changed me." Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin - A Review

This book was provided by publisher in exchange for my unbiased opinion. No other compensation given. Powerful Retelling of the Story of Esther In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric's secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz.  Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric's compassion

Circle of Spies by Roseanna M. White - A Review

I received this book in exchange for a review. No other compensation given. Have a love for history? This one's for you! 1865—Marietta Hughes never wanted to be a spy, but the family legacy of espionage is thrust upon her as the War Between the States rolls on. Unknown to her, the Knights of the Golden Circle—a Confederate secret society bent on destroying the Union her brother died for—has been meeting in a hidden lair beneath her home. Faced with the secrets of her late husband and his brother, whom she thought she could trust with anything, Marietta’s world tilts out of control. Can she right it by protecting a Union agent infiltrating the KGC? Slade Osborne, an undercover Pinkerton agent, is determined to do whatever is necessary to end the conflict between the North and the South. When he infiltrates this secret cell, it isn’t just their inner workings that baffle him—it’s the beautiful woman who seems to be a puppet for the new leader and yet…so much more. Do the

Interview with Author Ta`Mara Hanscom and a *GIVEAWAY* - Ended

Scroll to end of post to see winners! Thanks to all who entered! I want to welcome author Ta`mara Hanscom to my blog today! If you haven't joined us this week, please check out the intro for the week on her series  The Caselli Family Series  to see what the fuss is all about or you can browse back through the reviews this week on each of her books.  Ta`Mara  is one of my favorite authors, not just for her writing, but for her ministry to women and involvement in their lives. She may not be well known here on earth, but the Lord has a wonderful reward waiting for her in heaven. Her story has been an encouragement in my life, as I am sure in the lives of many others.  Here is a little peak into who she is!

The Truth - Salvatore's Revenge by Ta'Mara Hanscom

Welcome back to the final days of the Caselli Series Blog-a-Thon. Today, I am featuring the fifth book in the series by Ta`Mara Hanscom. This was the first book I read when I first heard about Ta`Mara. ( Read my Review ) I am not sure why I started on number five. Usually, I do not like to begin a series in the middle. But something about this book grabbed my attention and I decided to give it a try. I truly believe it was the Lord. You can pick up this book and read it alone, and get the gist of what happened over the years, and enjoy the book. But honestly, it will only give you a taste and a craving to read the whole series! Voice of experience speaking.  Although, for me, it did make reading the rest of the books easier, because I knew how it all would end! Sly Grin

The Gift by Ta'Mara Hanscom - A Review

So glad you are back for a look at my favorite book - Book 4 of the Caselli Series with Ta'Mara Hanscom this week.  They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;   they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ”   Isaiah 40:31 Guiseppi said, “The Lord gave me that verse when you were very small...I was so afraid to become a father again at the age of forty…the boys were big, nearly ready to leave home…I had raised my family…I was so afraid to start over…but one night, as I prayed for strength and wisdom, God led me to that verse and it is what has helped me through so many trying times, because, my Angel, we do hope in the Lord, and now your heart flies like an eagle.