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

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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

An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor Gustafson

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Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Author: Eleanor K. Gustafson

Publisher: Ambassador International

Release Date: July 1, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance

I trusted you, and someday, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory. Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.

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As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall

As the Tide Comes InRelease Date: August 21, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About 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. Continue reading

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

September Referral Bonus

All throughout September, 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

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?

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The September Swago Board is here!

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their September Swago Board, which runs from September 10th through September 17th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case, you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: Continue reading

Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

Where the Fire FallsRelease Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Vintage National Parks, Book Two

About the Book:

Stunning Yosemite National Park sets the stage for this late 1920s historical romance with mystery, adventure, heart, and a sense of the place John Muir described as “pervaded with divine light.” Continue reading

The Cost of Betrayal Blitz Tour

The Cost of Betrayal Blitz Tour

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Welcome to The Cost of Betrayal Blitz Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Detective Isaac Martinez lands in the ER with a gunshot wound, he pulls through thanks to trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John. But as the witness to a crime and possible corruption, Martinez is at risk from someone intent on silencing him–and those around him–forever. When he barely survives another attack while recovering, both he and Ruthie must flee, trying to outrun deadly killers while locating the evidence they need to end the danger.

LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | ChristianBook | Book Depository | Books-A-Million | iTunes Continue reading

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: Bingeworthy TV Shows

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

Today’s topic is a little different from our usual ones, especially since this has nothing at all to do with books. This month begins the new Fall season so we’re talking about shows we think everyone should binge. Most of the shows I watch won’t be back until October so I’ll just share some of my favorites that I have recently binged.

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August 2018 Wrap Up!

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Happy Sunday! August has flown by so fast. I still can’t believe it’s September already.  Which means that it is time to reveal the August Wrap Up. Here you will get to see all of the books that I read and reviewed this month.

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Blogger Spotlight: Alysha from For the Love of Christian Fiction

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Happy Thursday! Normally I have our blogger spotlights posted the third Thursday of every month so I apologize for having posted this extremely late.

It has been such a stressful crazy last few weeks that I haven’t been able to concentrate on the blog.

Any-who, I am extremely excited for you guys to meet this month’s blogger. She is a home-school graduate who loves God and books. She has a super fun booktube and bookstagram.  Continue reading

The Daily Question For You and Your Child: A Three Year Spiritual Journal

The Daily Question for You and Your ChildRelease Date: August 28, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook

ISBN: 9780525650928

Genre: Non-Fiction / Journal

About the Book:

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

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

First Line Fridays: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

This week was so exciting. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society released. I’ve already watched it twice and read the book. I think it’s my favorite period drama so far. Did you watch it? What did you think?

For today’s First Line Fridays, we have a theme! Today’s book is from an author that I haven’t read yet but totally plan to soon.

Anywho, time for what we’ve all been waiting for.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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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: Favorite Bookish Bloggers

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

You guys! I’m beyond excited about today’s topic because I love following other bloggers. The book blogging community is this tight niched bunch of lovely ladies that I’ve enjoyed having the privilege of getting to know. Many of these ladies have taken the time to help me answer questions and figure out how to improve my blog and many have even become close friends.

Every month I pick a spotlight another book blogger as my way of showing that I really what you’re doing and I support you. It becomes even more fun when you both share the passion for the same books. In fact, many of the books I’ve often picked up were because of other bloggers.

And that’s what I get to talk about today! Today we’re talking about some of my favorite bookish bloggers.  Continue reading

When Fire Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

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When Fire Rains DownRelease Date: July 27, 2018

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Kingdom Come, Book Three

When Fire Rains Down, Book 3 Hell is nothing like Julia imagined and beyond everything she feared. The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father. Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell’s perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the experience leaves an indelible blight she dares not mention for fear of losing her place on the angelic rescue team. As a growing demon army surrounds Shady Creek, Julia’s feelings for her own Guardian become all too real and dangerous. But the cosmic imbalance fueled by Hybrid Angels, Rogue Guardians and Warriors is already depleting the strength of the rescue team. And there’s no room for distraction when the mission is to get into Hell—and out again. For the sake of the mission, Julia must face the truth of the Hybrids’ existence. Because nobody will be safe unless she can trust the gift of free will—for others and for herself—in this end-of-the-world finale to The Legend of Shady Creek Trilogy.
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Walk On by Ben Malcolmson & Patti McCord

Walk OnRelease Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 9780735291270

Genre: Non-Fiction / Autobiography / Christian Living / Inspirational / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

In this true, compelling account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s assistant, a young journalist walks on to a top-ranked USC football team and, guided by his faith, shares God’s love, launching him on an unexpected journey with an amazing outcome.

Had anyone told Ben Malcolmson that he’d someday be a wide receiver on the national champion USC football team–after not playing football since an unfortunate fifth-grade Pop Warner experience–he would have called them crazy. As a reporter for The Daily Trojan, in the spirit of George Plimpton, he participated in walk-on tryouts for the team and was dumbfounded to find himself listed on the roster. His position on the team never amounted to much in a game-time contribution, but Ben felt strongly that his faith was inextricably linked to his purpose. He felt called to anonymously place Bibles in each USC teammate locker on Christmas Eve–to resounding indifference and rejection from his friends. It wasn’t until three years later when his role at USC had led to a role with Coach Pete Carroll at the Seahawks organization, that an old friend connected with Ben and told him that one of the Bibles had captivated the heart of a teammate in the three days before his death.  Continue reading

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

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All throughout August, 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

By the Waters of Babylon by Mesu Andrews

By the Waters of BabylonRelease Date: August 1, 2018

Publisher: McPherson Publishing

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Series: The Psalm Series, Book Two

About the Book:

When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives’ bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives’ Psalm:

“[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.” (Psalm 137:1-2, The Passion Translation) Continue reading

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

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

Dead DriftRelease Date: July 3, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764212970

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Suspense

Series: Chesapeake Valor, Book Four

About the Book:

Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core. Continue reading

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Back to School Team Challenge – US

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It’s that time of the year again! Swagbucks is holding a Back to School Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!  Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How is everyone doing today? We have had tons of torrential weather here the last few weeks so I’ve been curling up with books and binge-watching lots of Father Brown (a British show set in the 50’s that is based on G.K. Chesterton’s novels about a priest who does detective work. It’s quite addicting and I’m anxious for season seven to release.) and Friends. What should I check out next?

Anywho, now what we’ve all been waiting for.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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Unafraid by Carey Scott

UnafraidRelease Date: July 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781683226383

Genre: Non-Fiction / Women’s Issues / Christian Life

About the Book:

As women, we struggle to feel like we’re good enough because we are bombarded daily with messages that whisper, “Who you are is not okay.”
We live in a world that tells us we have to look a certain way, live a certain lifestyle, have husbands who fit a certain mold, and have children that excel in every area of their lives.
And rather than thrive in the life we have, we strive to create an existence that impresses others.
This impossible treadmill leaves us with deep discontentment and a joyless existence. Continue reading

July 2018 Wrap Up!

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Can you believe the month is over already?! I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump this month so I didn’t read a ton like I should. I’ve been obsessed with binge-watching Father John and a 90’s show called Friends.

Here are the books that I read and reviewed this month. Continue reading

Author Interview with Whitney Braun

Hey there! Today I’m very excited for you to meet Whitney Braun who will be chatting with us about her newest novel, “Go the Route“.

She’ll also be joining us over at the Book Nook Facebook Group for our very first author spotlight today. She’ll be talking more about her books and running some fun giveaways. Hope to see you there! Continue reading

First Line Friday: Trials of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

 

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How are all of you doing on this wonderful Friday morning? Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to read all of your first lines!

Today’s first line comes from the sequel of the book I shared last week. If you enjoy Christian YA fantasy, then I highly recommend this series for you.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Trials of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

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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

Chaos in the Blink of an Eye Blitz

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Welcome to the Chaos In The Blink of an Eye series blitz and GIVEAWAY, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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It was the weekend before Thanksgiving. More than 100,000 fans were jammed inside Michigan Stadium, on their feet, to witness a heated football rivalry that had spanned more than 100 years. As the football was kicked into the snow-filled sky, they were about to get the shock of their lives, as long-foretold Bible prophecy came to pass before their very eyes, causing many to vanish into thin air without a trace. But what they soon realized was that it reached far beyond Michigan Stadium. Chaos of unimaginable proportions ensued worldwide. Shock, fear and panic filled each heart and mind.It was just the beginning of things to come, as life as humanity had known it was forever changed in the blink of an eye… Continue reading

Trials of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

Trials of the MightyRelease Date: April 30, 2018

Publisher: KTH Investment Group

ISBN: 9780692098127

Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Chronicles of Stephen, Book Two

Check out my review for the previous book, “Choice of the MightyHERE.

About the Book:

Stephen is a young man with extraordinary talents. Having both learned that he is a descendant of one of King David’s mighty men and chosen to fight on the side of the Almighty against Fallen in a battle for humanity, Stephen joined the Mighty at their underground base–Enclave. He was joined by his friend, Vincent, and girlfriend, Patty. Continue reading

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

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Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How are all of you doing on this wonderful Friday morning? Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to read all of your first lines!

Today just hasn’t my day guys. I totally forgot to have this up and ready for today. So of course I hurried and tried to get this post up, but it just wasn’t happening. Interruptions just kept happening. One of those interruptions being that my laptop decided it was time to run updates.

Anyways, now that there aren’t any interruptions, here is today’s post.

Today’s first line comes from a must-read Christian YA fantasy novel. If you enjoy Harry Potter or Percy Jackson, then I’d recommend this for you.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Choice of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons Why I Love Book Blogging

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

Today’s topic is all about sharing a favorite Top Ten Tuesday throwback. I’ve been recieving a lot of questions about how to be to become a book reviewer so I’ve been working on putting some content for you guys to check out on the blog.

Since I have only participated in Top Ten Tuesdays since the beginning of January, I decided to scroll through a bunch of the past topics. When I came along, “Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Book Blogging,” I knew that was the topic I wanted to speak about today.

So why do I love book blogging so much?

Here are my top ten reasons why.

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

July Referral

All throughout July, 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.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here’s how:  Continue reading

Swagbucks: The July Swago Board is here!

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their July Swago Board, which runs from July 9th through July 16th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case, you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:  Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

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

Happy Independence Day Friends! I pray that everyone has a wonderfully fun and safe holiday today.

In the meantime, it’s time for today’s WWW Wednesday post.

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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