A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

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A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

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Release Date: September 13, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764213526

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Historical Fiction

Series: Ladies of the Manor, Book 3

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book, The Reluctant Duchess.

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Finding Margo by Jen Turano

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Off the charts and on the run.

International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small town in Ohio?

Sheriff’s deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn’t who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions . . . the kinds that make her a target for a killer.

Both are determined to find answers, but their mutual attraction stands in the way of either of them doing it alone. Is finding Margo the solution to Brock’s problems or the just the beginning . . . ? Read the rest of this entry

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Release Date: October 20, 2015

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:  9780553499117

Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Series: The Illuminae Files _01

When I first picked this up, I wasn’t sure what to think. It sounded like a really interesting read, but it is one of the most hyped up books EVER. Everyone has been telling me I have to read this and it’s constantly showing up in my Instagram newsfeed. The cover for the hardback is also super cool. While it took a little bit for me to enjoy it, I have to say that I LOVED THIS BOOK! Read the rest of this entry

Inspire: Psalms

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Release Date: September 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4964-1987-3

Genre: Bible / Journaling / Adult Coloring Book / Art

Bible Journaling is all the rage right now and I am in love with this one! Read the rest of this entry

Under the Shadow of a Steeple by Carol Kinsey

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Under the Shadow of a Steeple by Carol Kinsey

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Release Date: June 20, 2013

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781490454283

Genre: Young Adult / Teens

 It’s not easy being a teenager in foster care. Tormented by verbal abuse and the threat of being separated from her brothers, Hailey knew something had to change. Hoping to find the peace they long for, Hailey, Hayden, and Grant, and their foster sister, Kyra, set out on a journey that would change their lives forever. Can Hailey keep her family together by running away? Will God heal their hurting hearts and help them find the love they long for? Hailey hopes to find protection under the shadow of a steeple. Read the rest of this entry

All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie

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A devotional journey to color your way to Christmas

Release Date: October 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 9781496418029

Genre: Activity / Devotional / Adult Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now! So many of them are fabulous. After experimenting with All is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas, I’m hooked!  Read the rest of this entry

Greater Love by Carol Kinsey

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Release Date: October 11, 2015

Publisher: Create Space

ISBN:  9781505827583

Genre: Contemporary / Romance / Christian

Carol Kinsey has done it once again! Greater Love is a must read!

Trey Netherland is an undercover FBI agent posing as Rainey Meadows’ boyfriend. Rainey Meadows has been deceived. She wants answers. He wants to catch the bad guy. When they find themselves in the middle of Columbia, Trey and Rainey realize that they are searching for different things. Without giving too much away, Rainey loses her memory and is trying to figure out who she is. Trey finds himself torn between the lies and he has told her and the Truth that is fighting to reach his heart. Tangled in a dangerous plot, can Rainey trust the man whose lies put her heart in turmoil? Will Trey finally cry out to the only One Who can truly set him free? There is only one Truth and it’s in Him they find Greater Love.

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A Week With Werewolves, Faeries, and Fancy Dresses by Nicki Chapelway

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A Week With Werewolves, Faeries, and Fancy Dresses by Nicki Chapelway

 

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About the Book

2dbfb8c1-b14b-4e44-992c-5706dd9bce68-197x300Chelsea Welling is a completely normal fifteen year old girl… well normal except for the pesky fact that she thinks she is going crazy. Either that or she really is being transported to a magical world known locally as Amar. However when Chelsea is transported to Amar with her friend Easton, she knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that these little trips are more than figments of her imagination. Then the unthinkable happens. Chelsea, Easton, Chelsea’s brother Clint, and their mutual friend Bobby are all stranded in Amar. They cannot return to Earth until they finish a dangerous quest that their fathers set out on over twenty years ago.
Chelsea is in for one trying week as she flees from werewolves, faces down faeries, and fits into fancy dresses- all while she struggles alongside her friends to fulfill the all-but-impossible tasks of finding out what the quest their fathers set out on was, and succeeding where their fathers failed.

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Until Proven Innocent by Carol Kinsey

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Until Proven Innocent by Carol Kinsey

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Release Date: September 10, 2014

Publisher: Createspace

ISBN: 9781495973703

Genre: Christian / Historical Fiction / Romance

 Where do I even begin with describing this beautiful book? I absolutely loved it! This is a fantastic historical novel that everyone should read.

Bethany Young is accused of murdering her uncle and all of the evidence points to her. Deputy Brenly captures her immediately in the beginning of the book, but quickly believes that she is innocent and will do anything he can to help her prove it. They find themselves constantly on the run all over California.

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The Sound of Silver Blog Tour

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The Sound of Silver Blog Tour

Hello and welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century!

Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds, the first book in the series, and a newlywed! This summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the series! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Silver and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win the lovely necklace pictured and your choice of any of the Steadfast Love titles! Read the rest of this entry

The Cautious Maiden Giveaway

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The Cautious Maiden Giveaway

Hello Readers!

I come bearing news of an awesome giveaway for “The Cautious Maiden” that I reviewed just the other day. You can find my review here.

I love this book so much that I am excited to tell you about this amazing giveaway. The pictures below describe what the prizes look like and they look exquisite if you ask me.

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Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg

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Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg

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Release Date: September 27, 2016

Publisher: Larkspur Press

ISBN:  9780997964202

Genre: Romance / Contemporary

Series: The Walker Family, Book 3

Melissa Tagg’s books are always amazing, but this is her best yet! First off, this cover is super cute and one of my favorite covers I have ever seen. Two, I think I have a crush on Beckett Walker. Last but not least, this is the cutest story I have ever read. Read the rest of this entry

The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

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Release Date: October 4, 2016

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN13: 9781629117508

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book 4

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books in this amazing series.

The Hesitant HeiressThe Bound Heart, and The Captive Imposter

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The Warrior’s Captive Bride by Jenna Kernan

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The Warrior’s Captive Bride by Jenna Kernan

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Release Date: August 23, 2016

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373298952

Genre: Historical / Romance / Historical Romance / Western / Fiction

The Warrior’s Captive Bride is intriguing. Skylark is a medicine woman from the Crow Tribe. She is out gathering plants for medicines when she is spotted by Night Storm, a warrior from a neighbor tribe. He is immediately taken by her beauty and wants to make her his second wife. Before he could attempt to do anything about it, he is struck with an illness. Believing that Skylark is a witch who has cursed him, they meet again. Soon enough he realizes that he was mistaken and tries to convince her to help heal him.  Read the rest of this entry

An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Release Date: July 5, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218255

Genre: Historical / Fiction / Romance

Series: Hawthorne House

If you love anything Regency era, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. This is the third book in the Hawthorne House series, but you don’t need to read them in order. I didn’t, but I plan to because this one was amazing. All of the characters connect so I’m sure it much more fun to read them in order. Read the rest of this entry

The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

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Release Date: April 1, 2015

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN-13: 9781629116600

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book 3

Check out my previous reviews for The Hesitant Heiress and The Bound Heart. Read the rest of this entry

The Bound Heart by Dawn Crandall

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Release Date: October 6, 2014

Publisher: Whitaker House Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781629116594

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book Two

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my review for the previous book, The Hesitant Heiress.

The Bound Heart is a beautiful historical fiction novel that takes place in 1891 New England, ranging from Boston’s Back Bay to Maine’s beautiful Bar Harbor. With characters seeking forgiveness and redemption, a complex story-line, a beautiful romance blossoming, and rich in historical detail that keep readers captivated. I absolutely loved this one. Read the rest of this entry

The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall

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Release Date: August 1, 2014

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781629116587

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book 1

Where do I even begin?! This book is amazing and you should definitely read this. This is a beautifully written romance set in the 1890s in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Luminis Thoughts Tour with Author Cara Bertrand

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Luminis Thoughts Tour with Author Cara Bertrand

This event takes place August 22 – 29, 2016

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Welcome to another exciting tour with Novel Publicity. This time with author Cara Bertrand and her series The Sententia & the release of the third book in the series, Tangled Thoughts!

This tour is classic Novel Publicity event, featuring a rafflecopter with special swag, paperbacks from the author and an Amazon gift card as well as spotlight posts, reviews from bloggers and more! Since this book is a series, we’ve recruited bloggers and readers from around the web to read and review all the Sententia books & help the author celebrate the release of Book 3, Tangled Thoughts!

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Second Thoughts by Cara Bertrand

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Release Date: October 1, 2014

Publisher: Luminis Book, Inc.

ISBN: 9781935462071

Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Young Adult / Science Fiction / Romance

Series: The Sentenia, Book 2

Man, I thought the first book was good. This was even better. So much drama. So intense. This is a quick read that I constantly found myself flipping through the pages to find out what happens next.

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Lost in Thought by Cara Bertrand

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Release Date: April 25, 2014

Publisher:  Luminis Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781935462934

Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

Series: The Sentenia, Book 1

Let’s just be honest, I was automatically drawn in by the cover. It’s gorgeous and makes you wonder what it’s about. I enjoy books that have young teens feeling different from the world and discovering they have powers. Lost in Thought is very different from most books because while it does take place at a boarding school with teens who have too much freedom and money, that isn’t the sole purpose of the book.

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$25 Family Christian Gift Coupon Giveaway!

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$25 Family Christian Gift Coupon Giveaway!

I’m excited to talk to all of you about Famil Christian today. Family Christian is a Christian retailer, operating in 250 stores across the country. They are committed to helping you find, grow, share and celebrate your faith through a wide selection of Christian books, music, Bibles, DVDs, gifts and more. When you shop with Family Christian, your purchases support their efforts to unite with ministries that are helping children and families in need around the world.

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The Beauty Series by Carol E. Keen

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Jilted by Varina Denman

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Release Date: June 1, 2016

Publisher: David C. Cook

ISBN: 1434708381  
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Genre: Fiction / General

Series: Mended Hearts, Book Three

Jilted was a beautiful conclusion to the Mended Hearts series. It was wonderful to revisit all of the folks in smalltown, Trapp, Texas.

Lynda Turner finally has her story told from her perspective. She has struggled with depression ever her husband had abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Her character is very real that many readers will be able to relate to. She’s been through so much during her that she hasn’t truly lived it.

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Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd

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Release Date: May 10, 2016

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN-10: 0718011813

ISBN-13: 978-0718011819

Series: A Treasures of Surrey Novel, Book Two

Genre: Fiction / Historical / Romance

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Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

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Kill Devil by Mike Dellosso

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Release Date: June 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4964-0822-8

Genre: Fiction / Thriller / Suspense

Series: Jed Patrick, Book Two

Kill Devil is the sequel to Centralia. I highly recommend you read the previous book before you read this one if you haven’t already, otherwise you will be extremely confused.

Check out my review for Centralia.

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Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin W. Lutzer

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by Erwin W. Lutzer

Release Date: March 2016

Publisher: BakerBooks

ISBN: 9780801017131

Genre: Religion / Church History / CLBG

This is a really fun book to get to share with you guys about. I originally got this book for my brother, Kris, because he’s studying to be a pastor and this one of his favorite authors. So, I’m having him help me write this review. Hope you enjoy and thank you for reading.

This book fully explains why it is important for the average person to understand church history and the reformation. Lutzer includes illustrations of historical figures such as John Wycliffe, Johann Hus, and Martin Luther who brought about different revolutions from the Catholic Church.

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Unashamed by Heather Davis Nelson (Plus a giveaway)

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Release Date: June 30, 2016

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN-10: 1433550709

ISBN-13: 978-1433550706

Genre: Christian Living / Women

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I’m really excited to share with you about this book because this is a topic that many of of us struggle with. I know I do. I mean we all have that we aren’t “good enough”. We all deal with shame at one point or another in life. It’s everywhere.

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More Than She Dreamt by Sandy Faye Mauck

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Her One and Only by Becky Wade

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Release Date: April 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764211102

Series: The Porter Family

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary Romance

Where do I even begin with this amazing new release from Becky Wade? First off, the cover is absolutely stunning. I recently read in one of Mrs. Wade’s blogs that this is a real life married couple on the cover as well. That just makes it even more precious!

Plus, this was an amazing end to the Porter family series. This is one of the most COMPELLING romances I have read in a long time. Filled with very interesting close-to-real-life characters while also being interesting is a wonderful mix.

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Deceived by Heather Sunseri

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Release Date: June 20, 2016

Publisher: Sun Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781943165100

Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction / Fantasy

Series: Mindspeak, Book 5

Oh my! Where do I even begin? This was pure awesomeness. I hadn’t read the previous books in the series so I wondered if I was going to need to read them before beginning this. You know, so I won’t get lost and confused. I didn’t! Don’t get me wrong, I will most definitely be reading the prior books, but I didn’t get lost or confused.

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The Know Preservation by Ed Kurst

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Hello! Welcome to my post for Novel Publicity’s blog tour. Here you will read about the book, what I thought about the book, and enjoy a lovely interview with the author himself.

There’s also a giveaway that Novel Publicity is doing so be sure to enter! Stay tuned until the very end.

To celebrate release week of The Know Preservation, you can grab your copy for only $0.99!

My Review:

I’ve always been fascinated by science fiction, but sometimes it can be a bit of a hit or a miss with me. I decided to give The Know Preservation a chance because the plot sounded intriguing. The only problem is that I’m not exactly sure how to review this one. Even though I did enjoy it, I didn’t love it.

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Native Born by Jenna Kernan

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Release Date: May 24, 2016

Publisher: Harlequin – Intrigue

ISBN-10: 0373699131
ISBN-13: 978-0373699131

Genre: Romance / Suspense

Series: Apache Protectors, Book 4

This is a beautiful ending to the Apache Protectors series. If you haven’t already, check out my review for the first three books here.

Many of our questions are finally answered! I absolutely loved reading Clyne’s story. He is a tribal councilman for the Apache people on Black Mountain. He is an activist who believes in maintain traditions and culture for the Apache people. He’s very anti-government, especially FBI, white people, and Indian children being adopted outside of the tribes.

So what happens when he is forced to be protected by the FBI? Might I add that not only is Cassidy Walker a beautiful Caucasian FBI agent, but she also happens to be the adopted mother of his little sister that he’s trying to fight custody for.

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Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

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Release Date: April 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800723439

Genre: Fictional / Historical Romance / Mystery

Series: Waves of Glory, Book 2

Sarah Sundin has done it again! She has crafted a fun, inspiring historical novel.

We pick up where we left off in Through Waters Deep just after Pearl Harbor is attacked. The only difference is that this is Lillian and Arch’s story.

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Bearing Witness Edited by Charles E. Moore & Timothy Keiderling

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Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship

Edited by Charles E. Moore & Timothy Keiderling

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Plough Publishing House

ISBN: 9780874867046

Genre: Faith / Witness /Martyrdom

I’m not even sure how to describe this book, except that I think everyone should read it. It really gives the reader to reexamine their faith.

I mean do we even know what persecution really is?

Here in America we tend to feel like we’re facing persecution just for being a Christian. While some of it may true, we still have freedom to follow the Lord. We’re lucky to be able to live in a country that allows us to choose our faith. Many countries outside of North America, especially in Asia and Africa, it’s forbidden to be a Christian. The reality of persecution and suffering is a reality. In fact, we hear about this all of the time!

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Apache Protectors by Jenna Kernan

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Hello everyone! Before I begin, I need to mention that this is not a Christian series and are not family friendly.

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This series is published through Harlequin Silhouette Intrigue. Each book features a different Cosen brother and some kind of crazy case they need to solve. They’re Apache so these books take place on the Apache Indian Reservation and/or Black Mountain in Arizona.

When I mention it’s not family friendly, I need to make a note that each book contains at least once sexual scene. These are quite short and I easily skipped over them. Also, we deal a lot with drug cartels.

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The League and the Lantern by Brian Wells (Plus a Giveaway)

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Release Date: May 16, 2016

Publisher: Republic Ink

ISBN: 9780997227000

Genre: Middle School / Fiction / Action Adventure

Series: The League and the Lantern, Book 1

Oh my! This book is fantastic! Fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are going to love this one! Trust me, this just could be the next big thing. It’s awesome. It’s geared for middle schoolers (ages 9-12) but even adults will love it. Be sure to stay tuned until the very end because I’m giving away a copy!

It begins with a 12-year-old boy named Jake Herndon. He’s the kind of kid who is trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs. He’s a genius when he wants to be. It’s summer and Jake is anxiously awaiting his seventh grade year at a new school for his new do-over. This all began with his seventh grade sleepover with the new school at a museum. Except it goes completely wrong. An organization invades and takes the night into a shocking swirl of events.

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Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

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Release Date: March 7, 2016

Publisher: New Hope Publishers

  • ISBN-10: 1596694688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596694682

 

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Christian / General / Fiction

Breaking Free has become one of my favorite reads in all of Christian Fiction! Before I begin, it is important to mention that this is not a fun or light read. It’s emotionally gripping. If you’ve been or are going through this type of situation, you might have a tougher time reading this because it deals with some really tough issues. Due to this, it’s going to be tough to write this review.

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Always Watching by Lynette Eason

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Release Date: February 2, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800723262

Genre: Fiction / Romantic Suspense

Series: Elite Guardians, Book 1

The plot of Always Watching is intriguing and original. Eason keeps you on your toes while you’re trying to figure out who the stalker is. Heck, I had no idea who it was until it was finally revealed!

Due to it being considered suspense, I was looking forward to a fast-paced thriller that will keep one on their toes. I was disappointed to find that it was actually a slow read because it was boring for awhile. I kept reading with the hope that it would redeem itself in the end. In fact, it was the ending where things finally get exciting and thrilling.

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The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

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Release Date:  April 5, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764213519

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Ladies of the Manor, Book 2

Roseanna M. White has succeeded in delivering a thrilling novel. The Reluctant Duchess is inspiring, engaging, and fun. The cover is stunningly beautiful. I definitely want to find myself a matching necklace now! I mean, isn’t it just beautiful? If I wasn’t captured by the cover, I was definitely drawn in from the very first chapter.

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Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg

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Release Date: April 5, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764213083

Genre: Fiction / Romance

Series: Walker Family, Book 2

Oh my word! Where do I even begin to describe this book of pure awesomeness? Melissa captures the reader’s attention from the very first page through an exchange of emails. It’s rare when the first page captures a reader these days so that’s saying a lot! In fact, readers will be flying through these pages as if there was no tomorrow.

Like Never Before is book two of the Walker family series, but it can easily be read a stand-alone without being confused. It’s obvious that Melissa poured her whole heart into this novel. It’s intriguing, witty, thought-provoking, and sometimes quite serious provided the perfect backdrop. Wisdom is found throughout the pages.

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Season of Glory by Lisa T. Bergren

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Publisher: Blink

Release Date: March 8, 2016

ISBN13: 9780310735663

Genre: Young Adult / Fiction / Dystopian /Science Fiction

Series: Remnants, Book Perhaps you’ve come across this series and are wondering if you should read this. The answer is simple: YES!

Fans of dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Gifting, or The Seers trilogy will gobble this one up. Lisa T. Bergren is one of my absolute favorite authors so I am beyond ecstatic to be sharing my review with you all.

I enjoyed the first two books, although it’s been awhile since I’ve read them so I forgot a lot of what occurred previously. You’ll definitely want to read these in order or you’ll be completely lost. Not only did I enjoy the first two, but this last novel completely blew me away. Read the rest of this entry

Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander

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Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800726409

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary Romance

Series: Misty Willow, Book 1

This is a sweet, fun-paced contemporary romance that will have you flipping through the pages as if it were a suspense novel! Where She Belongs is the first book I have read by Johnnie Alexander and it most definitely will not be my last.

Shelby is ready to move on after the death of her husband is determined to purchase and fix up her family’s homestead, Misty Willow. She has plans to raise her kids in the only place that she felt that she truly belonged. She has a major grudge against the Sullivans and even extends it over to AJ. Shown this factor early on in the story, makes the reader pause and wonder why this grudge exists and how the Sullivans owned their farm in the first place. Read the rest of this entry

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

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Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN13: 9780800724023

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Series: Prince Edward Island Dreams, Book 1

The Red Door Inn is stunning and beautifully written. This is my first read by this author and I was impressed. Prince Edward Island is what captured me from the beginning. If you’re familiar with Anne of Green Gables, you’ll completely understand why this is exciting. In fact, I love Anne of Green of Gables so much that I didn’t even bother to read what the rest of this book was about before picking it up. Let’s just say, it doesn’t disappoint!

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Glimmer Girls Series by Natalie Grant (Plus a Giveaway!)

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Ok ok. You’re right. I’m not a kid. You’re probably wondering why I’m reviewing these though. Well, these are written by Natalie Grant who just so happens to be one of my favorite singers. Plus, these books are so fun and cute that anyone will love them! In fact, I’m giving away a copy of both books in the series to one lucky winner! Stay tuned until the very end to learn more.

The Glimmer Girls are Maddie, Mia, and Lulu. Maddie and Lulu are 10-year-old  twins and Lulu is six. They travel across the country where they discover adventure, mystery, and mischief. Their mother, Gloria Glimmer, plays a similar role to Natalie Grant since she is a famous singer. The girls are smart and sassy but they learn about many lessons along the way. These lessons include being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole more. God is also a huge impact in these stories.

Also, a fun part of this series is that you don’t have to read them in order to know what’s going on. You won’t be confused if you read them out of order because each book takes place in a different country or state. Read the rest of this entry

Risen by Angela Hunt

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27066723Risen by Angela Hunt

Release Date: January 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218453

Genre: Historical Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Angela Hunt is one of my favorite authors  so when I learned she wrote the novelization of the movie, I was ecstatic and had to read it! While the story is on the redundant side, it’s always fascinating to imagine the resurrection of Jesus Christ through a tribune’s eyes.

I have not seen the movie so I cannot compare the book towards it. However, I have heard that the movie is good but lacks in the scriptural content. Angela Hunt uses tons of scripture references (but not overwhelming!) and lots of historical context. She also includes a bibliography of her sources that can be found at the back of the book. Read the rest of this entry

The Choosing / The Calling by Rachelle Dekker

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23627067The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

Release Date: May 19, 2015

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496402240

Genre: Fiction / Dystopian / Young Adult

Series: Seers Trilogy

Did you know that Ted Dekker’s daughter is also a writer? Writing is most certainly in her genes. Fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, or The Maze Runner are not going to want to miss this one.

Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. The whispers contradict everything she’s been told; yet they resonate deep within.

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Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke

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25795221Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke

Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Revell

  • ISBN-10: 0800723864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723866

Genre: Fiction / Fantasy

Series: Legends of the Realm, Book Two

Thomas Locke creates a world much like Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. He builds a fantastic world where elves, wizards, and other people who are only known through legends come alive. The imagery will capture readers as it is brilliant.

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Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

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25911231Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4143-9870-9

Genre: Fiction / Romance

Series: Paper Hearts, Book Two

If you enjoyed Paper Hearts then you aren’t going to want to miss Change of Heart. Courtney Walsh does not disappoint! This is a part of the Paper Heart series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone because it’s about different characters in Loves Park, Colorado.

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An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World by Brian C. Stiller

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An Inside26266310r’s Guide to Praying for the World by Brian C. Stiller

· country-by-country prayer guide · inspiring faith stories · on-the-ground insights · up-to-date-maps

Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764217272

Genre: DVPR Christian Life/Missions

This is a different kind of book so I’m not entirely sure how to review it. It’s a really neat guide and if you are interested in different countries or want to be a missionary, then I would recommend this for you. Brian C. Stiller shares insights on many countries that we have heard of, such as Kenya, China, and Korea, but also about countries that we never knew existed. For example, have you heard of Moziambique? Chances are you probably haven’t. I know I haven’t.

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