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Christians in the Age of Outrage by Ed Stetzer

Christians in the Age of OutrageRelease Date: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 978-1496433626

Genre: Non-Fiction / Evangelism

About the Book:

Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst?
Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether it is true or not, can trigger an avalanche of comments on social media Continue reading

Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh

Things Left UnsaidRelease Date: October 30, 2018

Publisher: Waterfall Press

ISBN: 978-1503901476

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

An emotional novel of family, friendship and forgiveness from Courtney Walsh, the New York Times bestselling author of Hometown Girl.

Lyndie St. James is thrilled that her best friend, Elle, is getting married but unprepared for the emotional storm of the wedding week and returning to her childhood summer home of Sweethaven. The idyllic cottage community harbors some of her best—and worst—memories. It’s not only the tragic death of her childhood friend Cassie that has haunted her for ten years, it’s the other secrets she’s buried that have kept her from moving on. Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

This past week was quite an interesting week. There was a tornado that was only about a mile from where I lived Friday afternoon. I’ve got a feeling that while we did not see the actual tornado, we had some of the outer bands because the storm was nasty: super loud and windy. Praising the Lord that it was only a small one, but praying for all of my neighbors who are dealing with having to figure out to repair the damage to their homes.

Anywho, it’s time for today’s WWW Wednesday.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls by Jean Fischer

100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous GirlsRelease Date: November 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Kidz

ISBN: 9781683227489

Genre: Non-Fiction / Juvenile / Biography

About the Book:

Girls are world-changers! And this deeply inspiring storybook proves it!

Just for the girls in your life, ages 8 and up, this collection of 100 extraordinary stories of women of faith–from the Bible, history, and today–will empower them to know and understand how women have made a difference in the world and how much smaller our faith (and the biblical record) would be without them. Featuring full-page, colorful illustrations alongside the true stories of amazing women like Lydia, Naomi, Rahab, Rebekah, Jane Austen, Corrie ten Boom, Bethany Hamilton, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and dozens more, the stories of these 100 women will encourage and inspire girls to become the world-changers God created them to be Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

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

Your TBR pile is probably a lot like mine. Piles and piles of books that include new releases, but thousands upon thousands of backlist books. You know, those books are you’ve been wanting to read, but are no longer considered new releases because they’ve been out for at least a year or more. Well, that’s what we’re talking about today. Here are some of the ones that make my list.

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At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle Blog Tour (Guest Post and Giveaway)

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Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Author: Susan L. Tuttle
Publisher: Bling! Romance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn.

​Estate planner Penny Thornton loves dusting off items others gloss over, especially since she relates to feeling tossed aside for the “bright and shiny”. When her younger sister’s approaching wedding launches Penny back into the throes of her dysfunctional family, she decides to use the festivities to close the gap in their relationships—even if it means appeasing them and finally losing the few pounds they’ve hounded her about for years. Continue reading

The Three by Christa Kinde

The ThreeRelease Date: May 23, 2018

Publisher: Yahavim

ISBN: 9781631230608

Genre: Fiction/ Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Forsaken Sons, Book One

About the Book:

In the Chronicles of the Kings, there are stories of a band of elite warriors. But before their daring feats became legendary, David’s mighty men were teenage boys serving an upstart king. Continue reading

First Line Friday: Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

I pray that everyone had a wonderfully fun and safe Halloween last night. 😀

Since I’m kind of in-between books at the moment, I figured I’d feature one that I recently won in a Goodreads giveaway that I’m excited about.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

A Lady of a Thousand Treasures” by Sandra Byrd

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Release Day: Starstruck by Carla Laureano

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Happy release to Carla Laureano! I cannot wait to read my copy soon. 😀

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When your fictional hero comes to life on the big screen, it’s easy to get starstruck…

Unless the leading man happens to be your ex.

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October 2018 Book Haul!

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Happy Halloween! I’m praying that everyone has a fun and safe night out tonight. Anyways, today also marks the last night of October. And we all know what that means! It’s time to reveal this month’s book haul! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Reads

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

Since tomorrow is Halloween, this is the perfect topic for today. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of the holiday so I don’t actually partake in it. I’m also not a huge fan of scary, but here is a list of some of the books that would make great reading for this time of year. Some of these I’ve read while some of these are on my TBR. Continue reading

Almost Kiss: Excerpt from “Enchanting Nicholette” by Dawn Crandall

Hi there! Today I’m sharing with you all an excerpt from the wonderfully crafted, “Enchanting Nicholette” by Dawn Crandall.

Nicholette is a side character whom we first meet in “The Bound Heart” and now this is her story.

You can check out my review for the book HERE.

Enchanting NicoletteAbout the Book:

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay? Continue reading

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

I'd Rather Be ReadingRelease Date: September 4, 2018

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801072925

Genre: Non-Fiction / Books & Reading

About the Book:

For so many people, reading isn’t just a hobby or a way to pass the time–it’s a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can’t imagine life without them. Continue reading

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

Enchanting NicoletteRelease Date: October 9, 2018

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781641230889

Genre: Fiction / Novella / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Books Five

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous novels: The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound HeartThe Captive Imposter, and The Cautious Maiden.

About the Book:

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe. Continue reading

Love on the Rocks by Kerry Evelyn Blog Tour

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Welcome to the Love on the Rocks blog tour! I’m so excited to be spotlighting this book as it looks like a Christian contemporary novel that I’d totally read.

About Love on the Rocks

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Kat Daniels regrets the day she chose barrel racing over her fiancé. After a year of reckless choices that led to an incident she’d like to forget, she’s back in Crane’s Cove wondering how it all went wrong and trying to pick up the pieces. Easton Crane has loved Kat for as long as he can remember. But when she shows up after rejecting his proposal a year ago, he’s more confused than ever. After all, he’s already sacrificed six years of his life to care for her after her traumatic brain injury. If his proposal couldn’t keep her in town, what was it that brought her back? Was it him or was Kat hiding something? When a hurricane hits Crane’s Cove and threatens the life of Kat’s beloved horse, the two are faced with the challenge of working together to save her. Can they battle the storm of old memories and wounds to rebuild their love stronger than before? Continue reading

Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours for a SeasonRelease Date: September 11, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735290082

Genre: Fiction / Amish & Mennonite

About the Book:

An Old Order Mennonite couple’s vows and beliefs are challenged in this stirring contemporary novel for fans of Cindy Woodsmall or Shelley Shepherd Gray.

Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. The couple has grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty longs to escape the tight-knit area where large families are valued, and the opportunity to do so arises when her childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea of rebuilding a ghost town into a resort community. Brooke hires Anthony to help with the construction, drawing the Hirschlers away from Indiana and into her plan, and then finds herself diagnosed with cancer. Moral complications with Brooke’s vision for a casino as part of the resort and the discovery of a runaway teenager hiding on the property open up a world neither the Hirschlers nor Brooke had considered before. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and differences to help the ones among them hurting the most? Continue reading

Coffee Shop Devos by Tessa Emily Hall

Coffee Shop DevosRelease Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764231056

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional / Young Adult

About the Book:

There’s something special about spending time at a coffee shop with a friend–engaging in a meaningful conversation, then leaving refueled and ready to tackle the rest of the day. What if your quiet times with God energized you the same way? Continue reading

The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall

The Christmas RemedyRelease Date: October 23, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735291041

Genre: Fiction / Amish / Christmas / Novella / Romance

About the Book:

When an Old Order Amish woman takes a job at a small-town pharmacy struggling to survive in a world of “big box” stores, her motive is to help her Plain community. But the advent of the holiday season brings an unusual mystery to the surface–and possibly love.

Twenty-four-year-old Holly Zook lives a unique life for a young Amish woman. Years ago, her bishop allowed her to continue her education and become the lead technician for Greene’s Pharmacy, an old-timey drugstore that looks out for the Amish community–a group largely without secure healthcare plans. She knows she can’t marry and hold onto her professional job. She’s Amish, and she can only have one or the other, so she spurns love and works toward addressing treatable diseases–like the one that claimed her father’s life. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Villains

 

 

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

Today is all about the villains! Honestly, this was a super hard topic because I had a hard time coming up with villains that I actually liked. I think it’s probably because I’ve been reading mostly contemporary and historical fiction that I couldn’t think of a single one. Oh well, here are a few of the ones that popped into my brain.

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Author Q&A: Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall and “The Christmas Remedy”

Hello and welcome! Today I’m so excited to have Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall join me on the blog today. They’ll be sharing about their newest Christmas novella, “The Christmas Remedy” which releases on October 23rd!


The Christmas RemedyAbout the Book:

When an Old Order Amish woman takes a job at a small-town pharmacy struggling to survive in a world of “big box” stores, her motive is to help her Plain community. But the advent of the holiday season brings an unusual mystery to the surface–and possibly love.

Twenty-four-year-old Holly Zook lives a unique life for a young Amish woman. Years ago, her bishop allowed her to continue her education and become the lead technician for Greene’s Pharmacy, an old-timey drugstore that looks out for the Amish community–a group largely without secure healthcare plans. She knows she can’t marry and hold onto her professional job. She’s Amish, and she can only have one or the other, so she spurns love and works toward addressing treatable diseases–like the one that claimed her father’s life. Continue reading

Author Q&A: Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall and “As the Tide Comes In”

Hello and welcome! Today I have the wonderful privilege of chatting with Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall about their novel, “As the Tide Comes In“. This was a brilliant novel. Be sure to check out my review HERE.


As the Tide Comes InAbout the Book:

New York Times best-selling author releases her first southern novel, a Steel Magnolias-meets-Sweet Home Alabama story set on St. Simons Island.

After losing two loved ones in a devastating tornado and suffering a head injury, Tara Abbott flees to St. Simons Island, where her disorientation causes the lines between imagination and reality, past and present to blur.

There she encounters island residents Julep Burnside, Luella Ward, Sue Beth Manning, and Dell Calhoun–The Glynn Girls–who have been friends since Bible camp, forty years earlier. When Julep’s son Gavin identifies a troubled soul in need of help, can the Glynn Girls guide Tara back to herself?

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First Line Fridays: Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

It’s been said that Hurricane Michael is the third strongest hurricane to make landfall. Such a scary storm that I’m praying for everyone in the Panhandle who has been affected. I’m so glad that it didn’t come to the Tampa Bay Area at all.

Anyways, today’s book that I’m featuring is a novella that was recently released.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

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

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All throughout October, you can earn large bonuses when signing 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.  Continue reading

Spooky Fun with the October Shop Swago Board!

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Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shop Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.    Continue reading

Author Interview: Linda K. Rodante & Warrior

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have the privilege of chatting with Linda K. Rodante about her latest release, “Warrior” which releases today! Mrs. Linda worked on staff while I was a student at Trinity College of Florida so it’s an honor to have her on the blog today.


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For three years, Kati Walsh has hunkered down at a new place of worship to dab at church-inflicted wounds. Her one outreach is to her kickboxing friends at the gym, but she’s been praying for God to stir her heart again.  But she’s not sure that the new assistant pastor and his friend Reece Jernigan are what she asked for—because Assistant Pastor Josh Corbin plans to win the hearts of the north-side neighborhood, mostly described as “the hood.”

When Josh plans a prayer walk in the neighborhood, both the congregation and the police are wary, but Josh insists that prayer works. He believes in spiritual warfare—prayer, praise, and the Word of God. Reece, on the other hand, has been on the streets before, and his weapon of choice is a 9mm Glock. Two close friends with differing perspectives and both with an eye on Kati. But they’re not the only ones—the gang leader from the north side has taken an unexpected interest in Kati, too.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Love To Meet

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

I’ve always dreamed of going to events such as BookCon or the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to go. There are so many fabulous authors who I would meet, especially the ones who have become good friends!

In fact, you can check out who my favorites are HERE. How does one narrow it down to just ten? It’s hard. Anyways, here are the top ten that I’d love to meet. Continue reading

September 2018 Wrap Up!

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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. – Anne of Green Gables

Hello October! Can you believe it’s already October? That means the leaves change color, the air becomes cooler and all of the wonderful fall activities occur. I live in Florida so it continues to be summer weather.

Anywho, curious to know what I’ve read this month? Good because it has been a great month for reading. Continue reading

Hope Your Heart Needs by Holley Gerth

Hope Your Heart NeedsRelease Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800729547

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional

About the Book:

Understanding more of God’s character and how he loves us changed bestselling author Holley Gerth’s life in beautiful, powerful ways. She realized that she didn’t have to settle for “I’m fine” when there was someone whispering to her in every moment, “You’re mine.” The hope, joy, peace, and purpose she longed for were already there, in the heart of God. Continue reading

September 2018 Book Haul!

September 2018 book haul!

It’s been one heck of a month. Still job hunting and have had a few interviews, but unfortunately, I’m still struggling to find something. Anyways, are you curious to see which books showed up in my mailbox this month? Good, because it’s that time of the month where I reveal the book haul.

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First Line Friday: This is the Day by Tim Tebow

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Fall is officially here which means it is time for all of the fun fallish activities to begin! Depending on where you live, that even means cooler weather and the leaves start changing color. Or if you live in Florida like me, the weather is still the perfect hot humid that makes the perfect weather for the beach.

Anywho, this week I’m featuring a non-fiction book. *GASP* I know, I know. I rarely ever feature non-fiction on Fridays. It’s almost always fiction! But, I kind of have a crush on this particular author. I’m sure you’ll understand why once I reveal who he is. Hehe.

And the book I’m featuring is:

This is the Day by Tim Tebow

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Christmas with the Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe Blog Tour (Guest Post and Giveaway)

christmaswiththecowboy_BlogBanner Welcome to the JustRead Publicity Tour’s BLOG TOUR for Christmas with the Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe.

ABOUT THE BOOK

9781335509796Title: Christmas with the Cowboy

Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 3

Author: Tina Radcliffe

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Home for the holidays

A second chance at love on Big Heart Ranch Former Navy SEAL Zach Norman has been avoiding his ranching roots—and the woman he couldn’t have. Back to visit his brother’s widow, Emma Maxwell Norman, and her adorable toddler twins, the bah-humbug cowboy is roped into helping prepare the ranch for the holidays. Working side by side, can Emma and Zach overcome their troubled past…and receive the greatest Christmas gift of all—love?

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | iTunes | Book Depository | BAM! | Book Bub

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WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon to the blog.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Need To Read

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

Today we’re talking about books by my favorite authors that I still haven’t read. I’m a blogger. How is that possible? While there are many authors I’ve followed for years, there are many others that I have discovered after they’re published several novels. As a blogger, I tend to focus on the more recent books because there isn’t a ton of time, but I do try to read older ones when I can.

You can see a list of who some of my favorite authors are HERE.

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This is the Day by Tim Tebow

This is the DayRelease Date: September 25, 2018

Publisher:  Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780525650300

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living

About the Book:

The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because–this is the day.

Beyond Tim Tebow’s exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel “stuck”–unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: “now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark because this is the day.” In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from “pause” to “play” in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book’s themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career. Continue reading

A Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter

a christmas prayerRelease Date: September 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781683226574

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Christmas / Novella

About the Book:

Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter takes readers on a journey in 1850 along the California Trail.

Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail. Continue reading

The Hope Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Hope JarRelease Date: August 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781624167478

Genre: Fiction / Romance/ Amish & Mennonite

Series: The Prayer Jars, Book One

About the Book:

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

The Christy Awards Blog Blitz & Giveaway

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If there were a Christian fiction version of the Oscars, The Christy Awards would be it. And we are teaming up with The Christy Awards to help you read good fiction! Some of the best of the best, in fact. Last year’s 2017 Christy Award winners included The Lady & The Lionheart (Joanne Bischof), A Note Yet Unsung (Tamera Alexander), Her One and Only (Becky Wade), The Mark of the King (Jocelyn Green), The Silent Songbird (Melanie Dickerson), The Long Journey to Jake Palmer (James Rubart), and more! Continue reading