Henry Says Good-bye by Edward T. Welch

45885384._SX318_Release Date: October 7, 2019

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN:  9781948130783

Illustrator: Joe Hox

Genre: Fiction / Children’s / Picture Books

Series: Good News For Little Hearts, Book Five

Be sure to check out my reviews for some of the other books in this fantastic series: Tori Comes Out of Her Shell and Gus Loses His Grip

About the Book:

Henry the hedgehog loves his pet ladybug. She keeps him company and entertains him, his family, and his friends with her flying tricks. But one day, he has to say good-bye to his ladybug. Henry and his whole family are sad, but they learn to go to Jesus with their sadness and ask him to comfort them.

The last page contains information for parents on how God, in His Word, helps us turn to Jesus when we are sad. Together children and parents will be guided into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they are sad.

A new series of hardback, illustrated, Christian children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds each centered on an animal family bringing gospel help and biblical counsel to families. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children and help them begin a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ and God. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure, bringing biblical help and hope to issues every child faces.  Continue reading

Gus Loses His Grip by David Powlison

Gus Loses His GripRelease Date: October 7, 2019

Illustrator: Joe Hox

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN: 9781948130776

Genre: Fiction / Children’s / Picture  Books

Series: Good News For Little Hearts, Book Four

About the Book:

Gus, a raccoon who loves all things sweet, learns what happens when you want something too much. After Gus gets caught taking candy from the store, Papa reminds him that temptation might be strong for us, but it’s not too strong for Jesus. Both Gus and Papa can ask Jesus for help when they want something too much.

The last page contains information for parents on how God, in His Word, helps us turn to Jesus when we are tempted. Together children and parents will be guided into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they want something too much. Continue reading

The Jesus Bible Artist Edition (ESV)

44441886._SX318_Release Date: October 22, 2019

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310454465

Genre: Non-Fiction / Bible / Study Bible

About The Jesus Bible Artist Edition (ESV):

Sixty-Six Books. One Story. All About One Name.

Encounter the living Jesus in all of Scripture. From the Passion Movement, The Jesus Bible, ESV Edition, with exclusive articles from Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible.

Profound yet accessible study features help you meet Jesus throughout Scripture. See him in every book so that you may know him more intimately, love him more passionately, and walk with him more faithfully.
Features:

  • Introduction by Louie Giglio
  • 66 book introductions highlight the story of Jesus in every book
  • Seven compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture by Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn guide you to treasure Jesus and encourage you to faithfully follow him as you participate in his story
  • Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles reveal Jesus throughout all of Scripture
  • Room for notes and journaling throughout
  • ESV concordance
  • Two ribbon markers

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The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible For Girls

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Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible provides ample space for young artists to express themselves through coloring and journaling.

Girls can get creative with the detailed, ready-to-color line art surrounding the hundreds of inspiring verses in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. This Bible is a perfect gift for a special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.

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Tori Comes Out Of Her Shell by Jayne V. Clark

Tori Comes Out Of Her ShellRelease Date: October 7, 2019

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN: 9781948130769

Illustrator: Joe Hox

Genre: Fiction / Children’s / Picture Books

Series: Good News For Little Hearts, Book Five

About the Book:

Tori the turtle feels all alone. She has just moved to a new pond and a new school with her family and it seems like everyone has a friend except her. Her teacher notices she feels alone and helps her remember Jesus is always her friend and then along the way she makes some new friends. Continue reading

Dear Grandchild, This Is Me

Dear Grandchild, This Is MeRelease Date: August 20, 2019

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 9780525652830

Genre: Non-Fiction / Family & Relationships / Grand-parenting / Gift

About the Book:

Preserving a family legacy can feel like a daunting task, but this new keepsake journal makes it easy for grandparents to capture memories, wisdom, and stories in one beautiful package.

Being a grandparent is an incredibly rewarding experience. Dear Grandchild, This Is Me–designed for any grandmother or grandfather to complete–will allow grandparents to collect these priceless memories in one heartfelt keepsake. Continue reading

The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions by Tim Shoemaker

The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family DevotionsRelease Date: May 21, 2019

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800735555

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional / Youth

About the Book:

As parents hoping to raise godly children, we may understand the importance of regular family devotions. However, we may find it difficult to get our kids (or even ourselves) fully engaged. But what if devotions looked less like sitting in the living room listening to someone read and trying to pry answers out of reluctant kids and more like, say, electrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire? Continue reading

May It Be So by Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson

May It Be SoRelease Date: September 24, 2019

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 9780525653073

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Prayer

About the Book:

Combining prayers in two languages–words and images–this contemporary prayer guide will help you spend time in conversation with God.

As people of faith, we all struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life–a loss felt all the more keenly in these times of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. This unique book offers a timeless solution for the spiritual and skeptical alike. Continue reading

The Scripture Memory Map for Women by Barbour Staff

The Scripture Memory Map For WomenRelease Date: August 1, 2019

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781643520889

Genre: Non-Fiction / Journal / Christian Life

About the Book:

What Does Scripture Memorization Look Like? . . .
Find out in The Scripture Memory Map for Women.

This unique scripture memory journal is an engaging and creative way for you to treasure the truths of God’s Word in your heart. Each page features a lovely 2-color design that guides you to write out specific scripture memory goals, thoughts, and more. . .which then create a specific “map” for you to follow as you memorize God’s Word. Each map includes a spot to record the date, so you can look back through your journal and see how God’s Word has been ingrained into your daily life. The Scripture Memory Map for Women will not only encourage you to become more familiar with God’s Word. . .it will also help you build a healthy spiritual habit of Bible memorization for life! Continue reading

The NIV Quest Study Bible

The NIV Quest Study BibleRelease Date: August 27, 2019

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310450818

Genre: Non-Fiction / Bible / Study Bible

About the Book:

Answers Thousands of Your Questions About the Bible. The Bestselling NIV Quest Study Bible is Now Easier to Read with Comfort Print!

The only question and answer Bible is now available with exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® for smooth reading. Expertly designed specifically to be used for the New International Version (NIV) text, Comfort Print offers an easier reading experience that complements the most widely read modern-English Bible translation. Continue reading

Something Needs to Change by David Platt

Something Needs to ChangeRelease Date: September 17, 2019

Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735291416

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living

About the Book:

The New York Times best-selling author of Radical takes readers on a soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains, daring them to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live.

“Grippingly vulnerable and unforgettable. I could not put this book down.”–Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts

While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it “changed the trajectory of my life.” Meeting a man who’d lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, “Where is God in the middle of suffering?” “What makes my religion any better than someone else’s religion?” and “What do I believe about eternal suffering?” Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel–to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it. Continue reading

An Amish Christmas Kitchen by Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd

An Amish Christmas KitchenRelease Date: September 3, 2019

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764233838

Genre: Fiction / Amish / Contemporary / Christmas

About the Book:

As the weather grows cold and the nights grow long, the cheer and warmth of the Christmas season is one thing all readers can find comfort in. This collection from bestselling Amish fiction novelists Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd finds the beating heart at the center of the holiday and offers three novellas that celebrate family, faith, and especially the sights and smells of a bustling holiday kitchen. Continue reading

Surf Smugglers by Melody Carlson

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About the Book

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Book: Surf Smugglers

Author: Melody Carlson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: August 15, 2019

In the summer of 1917, US troops join the allied forces in the Great War. Back in Sunset Cove, Oregon, other battles wage. Anna McDowell continues to fight old fashioned stereotypes as she runs a newspaper committed to truth. Despite opposition, she’s determined to expose ongoing rum-running and prohibition lawlessness. Continue reading

The NIrV Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids

The NirV Illustrated Holy Bible for KidsRelease Date: 2019

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310765790

Genre: Non-Fiction / Bible / Children

Age Range: 4-8

About the Bible:

NIrV, The Illustrated Bible for Kids is a new kind of Bible that allows kids ages 4 to 8 years to read the full Bible without chapter and verse numbers and footnotes-study aids that are helpful for adults but can be distracting for kids. This Bible presents the story of God’s people in a single column format with a readable font. With nearly every turn of the page, children will encounter full-color illustrations and kid-friendly maps that illuminate the Bible story. For children who want to read on their own or with an adult nearby, this is the perfect first full-text Bible for kids who appreciate the power of story and of God’s Word. Continue reading

Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks (Author Q&A)


Welcome to the Blog Tour for Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Fragments of Fear
Author:
Carrie Stuart Parks
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date:
July 23, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller

Stolen art. A New Mexico archaeological dig. An abandoned dog. And a secret that’s worth killing for.

Evelyn McTavish’s world came crashing down with the suicide of her fiancé. As she struggles to put her life back together and make a living from her art, she receives a call that her dog is about to be destroyed at the pound. Except she doesn’t own a dog. The shelter is adamant that the microchip embedded in the canine with her name and address makes it hers. Continue reading

Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson


Welcome to the Blog Tour for Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Midnight on the River Grey
Author:
Abigail Wilson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date:
July 2, 2019
Genre: Historical Suspense/Gothic Romance

She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . .

After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian. Continue reading

Author Interview: Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter


Welcome to the Blog Tour for Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Summer by the Tides
Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date:
May 21, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Women’s Fiction/Romance

From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes a heartfelt story of family secrets, forgiveness, and unexpected romance.

Following a painful betrayal, Maddy Monroe’s love life is a wreck, and her restaurant career is in shambles. When her grandmother goes missing, she and her estranged sisters converge at the family beach house in Sea Haven, North Carolina. Being with uptight Nora and free-spirited Emma at the place where their family broke apart is a struggle, and undercurrents of jealousy and resentment threaten to pull the sisters under. In the midst of the storm, sparks begin to fly between Maddy and Gram’s maddening neighbor, Connor Murphy. Continue reading

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking As Fast As I CanRelease Date: December 6, 2016

Publisher: Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9780349009704

Genre: Non-Fiction / Autobiography / Memoir

About the Book:

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. Continue reading

Bless the Lord, O My Soul by Christian Art Publishing

Bless the Lord, O My SoulRelease Date: September 24, 2016

Publisher: Christian Art Publishing

ISBN: 9781432116903

Genre: Non-Fiction / Coloring Book / Devotional / Bible Journaling

About the Book:

Grant yourself a peaceful time-out and take in the beautiful, poetic Scripture from the book of Psalms. The book offers a reading for each day and a ruled area to write your reflections, devotion or prayer. There are 52, one for each week, pen and ink illustrated pages with a stylized verse that can be colored in. After 365 days of readings, you will have studied the complete book of Psalm in the English Standard Version (ESV) translation. The book is bound in heavy-duty stock with a rose gold foil title and applications of spot-varnish. The design is completed by the rose gold gilt-edged pages. Continue reading

Tate by Susan May Warren (Author Q&A)


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Tate, the second book of The Montana Marshalls series by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Tate
Series: The Montana Marshalls, Book 2
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date:
July 9, 2019
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

What will it cost this bodyguard to save the woman he loves?

Bodyguard, Tate Marshall, has always been the family troublemaker. Maybe it’s his impulsive propensity to get into the middle of problems that don’t belong to him. But once in, he can’t stop himself from trying to solve them and that includes his recent dilemma. He’s in love with the woman he’s supposed to protect, the beautiful Gloria, “Glo” Jackson, daughter of US Senator and presidential hopeful Reba Jackson. A member of the country band, the Yankee Belles, Glo was targeted in a recent terrorist attack designed to deter her mother from running. Continue reading

Author Interview: Sara Davison about Vigilant


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Vigilant, the first book of The Night Guardians series by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Vigilant
Series: The Night Guardians, Book 1
Author: Sara Davison
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date:
June 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

She must choose between the man who represents the law and the one who may have taken it into his own hands.

Neglected by her parents for most of her life, Nicole Hunter keeps everyone, especially men, at arms’ length. So when Attorney Gage Kelly walks into the diner where she is waiting tables one evening, she fights her attraction to him with everything she has. Continue reading

Libby’s Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters (Spotlight & Excerpt)

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Libby’s Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Libby’s Cuppa Joe
Author: Rebecca Waters
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Genre: Women’s Fiction

Can grace and love be found amongst coffee grounds?

Sonja Parker is about to find out.

Excited to leave her stale life in the big city behind, Sonja takes the money her grandmother left her and purchases Libby’s Cuppa Joe, a thriving coffee shop in a small community in Wisconsin’s Door County. Sonja may have business sense, but is she ready to face the world on her own? Continue reading

The Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio (Author Q&A)

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Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Heart Changer
Author: Jarm Del Boccio
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: April 26, 2019
Genre: Middle-Grade Biblical Fiction

Can an Israelite captive, wrenched from all she loves, serve the very man who destroyed her village? Miriam is asked to do the impossible: serve the wife of Naaman, commander of the Syrian army. Clinging to treasured memories of home and faith, Miriam faces captivity with worry and bitterness. Little does she know the Heart Changer is wooing and preparing her for a greater mission far beyond what she could imagine. Continue reading

Cards of Kindness for Courageous Girls: Sharable Devotions and Inspiration Compiled by Barbour Staff

Cards of Kindness for Courageous GirlsRelease Date: May 1, 2019

Publisher: ShilohKidz

ISBN: 9781643521640

Genre: Non-Fiction / Juvenile / Devotional

About the Book:

Courageous Girls Are Kind!

Your heart will delight in spreading kindness and inspiration wherever you go with these shareable Cards of Kindness!

Flip each page to discover a positive life message that will both uplift and inspire your heart—and the hearts of other courageous girls just like you. Once you’ve read through the devotion and pondered the message of loving-kindness, tear out the card and pass it on to another girl… who will then be encouraged to keep the “Courageous Girls Are Kind” movement going… .by passing the card along to yet another courageous girl! Continue reading

A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

A Silken ThreadRelease Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 9780735290129

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

About the Book:

For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love.

Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and “take care of Mama” by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the chance to capture the heart of a man wealthy enough to take care of Laurel and any children she might bear, as well as her mother.

Langdon Rochester’s parents have given him an ultimatum: settle down with a wife or lose his family inheritance. At the Exposition, Langdon meets Laurel. Marrying her would satisfy his parents’ command, she would look lovely on his arm for social events, and in her besotted state, he believes she would overlook him continuing pursuing rowdy adventures with his unmarried buddies. Langdon decides to woo Laurel. Willie Sharp is not well-off and must take on an extra job at the Atlanta Exposition as a security guard. When mischief-makers cause trouble in the Women’s Building, Willie is put in charge of keeping the building secure. He enjoys visiting with Laurel, who seems like the little sister he never had, but his feelings for Laurel change to something much deeper. Can Willie convince Laurel that he can give her better life–even with so little to offer? Continue reading

God’s Name is a Tower by LeAnne Blackmore

God's Name is a TowerRelease Date: February 28, 2019

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 9781620208496

Genre: Fiction / Juvenile / Children

About the Book:

Delightfully deep, God’s Name is a Tower is a sing-song book introducing little ones to our great big God. Through rhythmic verse and whimsical illustrations, children will learn about the character of God and find that He is Shepherd and Judge, Redeemer and King, Creator, Provider, our Everything!

Based on Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and is safe,” God’s Name is a Tower instills strong Biblical truths in the hearts and minds of readers and listeners alike.

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Author Interview: Brianna Tibbetts about The Knight in Battered Armor

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Hello and welcome! Today I’m chatting with super fun and sweet author about her book, The Knight in Battered Armor.


About The Knight in Battered Armor:

The Knight in Battered ArmorLord Tempesto is a snake in every sense. As a human, he is slimy, deceitful, and manipulative, but when he’s denied what he wants, he transforms into a gigantic, powerful snake. He wants nothing more than to rule the kingdom for himself, and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Princess Melina dreams of marrying a knight in shining armor so she can rule her father’s kingdom someday. But when monster Lord Tempesto captures her and threatens to destroy her beloved kingdom if she doesn’t marry him, she has no choice but to submit to the hideous monster’s demands. Continue reading

Final Grains of Sand by David Harder (Author Q&A)

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Final Grains of Sand by David Harder with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Final Grains of Sand
Author: David Harder
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Genre: General Fiction

How well do we truly know people?

When James Kreider receives the devastating news his life is being cut short with cancer, he is immediately filled with shock and disbelief. At 60 years, Jim is too young to die and believes he has a whole life ahead of him. When the reality of his impending demise sinks in, Jim methodically prepares for his final days, including trying to heal old wounds. With a dash of life’s regrets and unfinished business, Jim’s hours are spent pondering the legacy he will leave for his friends and children. Continue reading

Book Brush Site Review

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Are you an author? Do you have a lot on your plate besides trying to figure out how to find time to write the book? Do you find making those graphics to help market your novels time consuming or too hard?

Well, you’re in luck because I’m here to tell you all about this wonderful and exciting site called Book Brush. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Should Be Turned Into Movies

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

Have you ever read a book that was so good that you wished there were a movie but were disappointed to learn that there wasn’t, but you still wish there were one? That’s exactly what we’re talking about today! I actually had a hard time narrowing it down to just ten because there are so many authors who have written amazing novels. Here are some of my favorites! Continue reading

Across the Bridge by Kristin Neva (Author Q&A)

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Across the Bridge by Kristin Neva with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Across the Bridge
Series: Copper Island, Book 3
Author: Kristin Neva
Publisher: The Christmas Tree House
Release Date: November 4, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Fiction from the Ragged Edge of Faith

When Marcella Seppa meets her new tenant, widower Drew Smith, a spark ignites, but she won’t consider dating him. She doesn’t want his son, AJ, to experience the hurt she felt when her dad remarried shortly after her mom died. Her faith unraveled, and she threw herself into exercise and gardening instead of forming trusting relationships.

When Drew finds out he may not be AJ’s biological father, his first instinct is to leave Copper Island, but he wants to find out the truth. He seeks out Marcella’s support. Continue reading

Redemption of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

Release Date: November 30, 2018

Publisher: KTH Investment Group

ISBN: 9780578422152

Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Young Adult

Series: Chronicles of Stephen, Book Three

Check out my reviews for the previous books in the series: “Choice of the Mighty” and “Trials of the Mighty

About the Book:

Stephen embarks on another adventure that continues to challenge his loyalty, his friendships, and his faith. As the battle of a generation approaches, one of Stephen’s mentors and friends goes missing, along with many more from Enclave. He soon discovers more secrets from among the Mighty, which causes him to doubt individual motives.

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The Knight in Battered Armor by Brianna Tibbetts

The Knight in Battered ArmorRelease Date: March 19, 2019

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN:  9781683147664

Genre: Fiction / Children / Fantasy

About the Book:

Lord Tempesto is a snake in every sense. As a human, he is slimy, deceitful, and manipulative, but when he’s denied what he wants, he transforms into a gigantic, powerful snake. He wants nothing more than to rule the kingdom for himself, and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: First Ten Books I Ever Reviewed

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Happy Tuesday! It’s been a while since I participated in Top Ten Tuesdays. I promise you guys I’m still alive. I just don’t know how to explain it. Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been in kind of a reading slump. I haven’t had a desire to read or to do anything blog related. I’ve missed it though so I’m slowly coming back.

I’m so excited about today’s topic because the blog turns four on Thursday. Can you believe it has been four years already? I know me neither. I’m so thankful for all you lovely readers who have followed and encouraged me throughout the years. So in honor of that, it’s a day of reminiscing. We are going to revisit the first ten reviews I have ever written on the blog! Continue reading

Res-Q Tyler Top Tour: Author Interview with June Mccrary Jacobs

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: RES-Q Tyler Stop
Series: Tyler Stop, Book 1
Author: June McCrary Jacobs
Publisher: JMJ Story Stitcher Books
Release Date: April 22, 2019
Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

It’s the summer of 1968 in Sonoma County, California, and eleven-year-old Weston Gregg and his nine-year-old sister, Wendy, are looking for fun things to do during their summer break from school. When they discover some abandoned rabbits, they hatch an idea to make a positive difference for animals and people in their small town of Tyler Stop.

They decide to form ‘Rescue Each Species-Quickly’, or RES-Q Tyler Stop. Continue reading

March 2019 Wrap Up!

March 2019 Wrap Up

Hey there! March has been over for a while, but I was kind of procrastinating on this post because I was ashamed to tell you that I only managed to read two books.

I figured enough time has passed that I decided to go ahead and share with you what they were.

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March 2019 Book Haul!

Hello! Can you believe that it is April already?! Where did the time go? In a few weeks Easter will be here. Since it’s kind of a busy time in my life and I’m behind in reviewing a buttload of books (book slumps probs), I didn’t take on as many books as I usually do.

Be on the lookout between this month and next month because I do have some fun stuff coming.

Anywho, it’s time to reveal the book haul! As always, many of these books I received from the authors, blog tour programs, or publishers that I received for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts or opinions are completely my own and can be found in bold italics.

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in April

Spring is here, and there’s no better time to start earning free gift cards through Swagbucks! All throughout April you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash. 

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February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey there! February has come and gone. Curious to see what I’ve read and reviewed? Good, because it is time to talk about just that. 😀

As always any personal opinions or thought can be found in bold italics.

Let’s get started!

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First Line Fridays: Redemption of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry


Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

I feel like this is probably one of the first days I’ve posted so far this year. Life has been on the crazy side. Between job hunting, getting more and more involved with my church, and keeping busy with books, I forgot all about First Line Fridays. I’m so sorry guys!

Anyways, I’m back and I’m so excited to talk to you about the book I’m featuring today.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Redemption of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

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Other Bodies by Joel Ohman

Release Date: August 29, 2018

Publisher: whitefox Publishing Services

ISBN: 9781981916849

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Dystopia

About the Book:

For fans of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Divergent comes a YA dystopian/light romance with a strong female protagonist who is forced to question everything…

In a world where immersive VR suits distort what is real from what is not, and the AI Personhood Act blurs the lines between body and bot, the choices sixteen-year-old Hattie Martins faces are very personal.

Welcome to Hattie Martins’ dystopian Philadelphia, where everything is not as it seems…

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The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

Release Day: February 26, 2018

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718075729

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing, forgiveness, and finding the courage to write your own story.

A year after the death of her abusive fiancé, domestic violence counselor Sophia Barrett finds returning to work too painful. She escapes to Cornwall, England–a place she’s learned to love through the words of her favorite author–and finds a place to stay with the requirement that she help out in the bookstore underneath the room she’s renting. Given her love of all things literary, it seems like the perfect place to find peace.

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February 2019 Book Haul!

Happy March! How is everyone doing? February was such a short a month that it was hard to keep up. Anywho, are you curious to see which books made my book haul? Awesome, because that’s exactly what today’s post is about.

As always, there are all books that I either received from the author, publisher, of blog tour program for free in exchange for an honest review or books that I purchased. Any opinions expressed are completely my own and can be found in bold italics.

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Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735291867

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Series: Prophets and Kings, Book Two

Check out my review for the previous book, Isaiah’s Daughter.

About the Book:

The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for readers of Lynn Austin’s Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion series.

Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she’d perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court. Now, as Daniel’s wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she’s safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear–until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar’s palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili’s tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone? 
Ultimately, Yahweh’s sovereign hand guides Jerusalem’s captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman, who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.

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Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800729820

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Women

About the Book:

Insecurity is easily the most pervasive struggle of women in America today. We have more ways than ever to compare ourselves to others–who are all prettier, thinner, smarter, more successful, and more put together than we are–and our sense of self-worth takes a serious beating on an almost daily basis. We’re tired of simply commiserating with writers and bloggers who share their own struggles–we want real, workable solutions about how to find peace with ourselves.

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