Monthly Archives: June 2016

Unashamed by Heather Davis Nelson (Plus a giveaway)

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26760315Unashamed by Heather Davis Nelson

Release Date: June 30, 2016

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN-10: 1433550709

ISBN-13: 978-1433550706

Genre: Christian Living / Women

Purchase the book here.

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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Purchase your copy here.

About the Book

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It was more than she dreamt. But as the romance began to bud, she felt the thorns of a heartless beauty rise to tear it apart.

Young widow, Katie Jensen, endures patiently under her oppressive uncle in desolate Arizona Territory. She tries to keep her promise to her dead aunt to be a witness and take care of her uncle but when his tirades grow worse, she gathers her two precious little ones and runs.

Making their way to an unknown land, they come to the town of White Rock, which is strangely like the place in the dreams Katie has been having. They are welcomed into the cottage of a kindly grandmother who takes in borders.

When Danny, the older woman’s grandson, comes home, he finds surprises in store: a crisis, a beautiful young woman, and her adorable children who bring laughter and life into all their weary souls.

Katie is filled with hope when an unexpected romance sparks but there is a vindictive raven-haired beauty and an old enemy conspiring to put it out—permanently.

Will God give Katie rest as she and the family pray for their enemies?

Can she stand strong in her faith when fear overwhelms her?

My Review:

More Than She Dreamt is a historical fiction written by debut author Sandy Faye Macuk. If you’re looking for a cute light read, this one is for you. The writing is very simple and easy to read.

I loved the characters, especially little Jeremy. He is the cutest and charming little boy and makes reading so enjoyable and fun. Grandma Gwen is the cutest old lady that I wish was my grandma! She genuinely cares about the people she crosses paths with and treats them as her own. I loved how Katie held on tightly to her faith in God no matter what circumstances God threw at her. Might I add, she’s been through some tough too.

This is the first book in the series so I’m curious to see what’s next in store. Thank you Celebrate Lit and the author for providing me with a copy of this beautiful book to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

About the Author

sandymauckSandy Faye Mauck writes Historical Romance in the light of the gospel and with the heart of her Savior.

Slip into a comfy chair with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and travel back to the first years after the turn of the century.

Enjoy faithful Christian characters who have come through a spiritual wilderness into a place of hope. Stories of charming romance sprinkled with humor and topped with redemption. And be sure not to put the cup too close to the edge of the table because there are enemies lurking about.

Sandy lives in her own happily-ever-after with her Bible doctrine writer husband in the west they love. They have five children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys crocheting (a different kind of yarn) and is also a professional artist.

Guest Post from Sandy Faye Mauck

Hi everyone! Sandy Faye Mauck here! Today I launch my book on Celebrate Lit!

They say to write the book that is missing from your bookshelf. So I did. I wrote a story that brought the purity of a Christian romance with a touch of humor and endearing characters who live what they believe, with real enemies and redemptive grace.

More Than She Dreamt is set at the time just after the turn of the century. Probably my favorite time travel place if I had to choose because of the interesting changes and the lovely clothing and yet there was indoor plumbing, and lights, LOL!

My greatest writing inspiration (other than my Lord), was my favorite author, Grace Livingston Hill. She could tell a story, make you feel you were there in every sense. Grace could bring romance, excitement, and enemies and then touch your heart with a truth of God’s word that would penetrate your heart. I hope to do this as I write my heart and I add humor because that is who I am.

I hope you enjoy this Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and the special personal giveaway at the end!

Blog Tour Stops

June 14: cherylbbookblog

June 15: Singing Librarian Books

June 16: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

June 17: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

June 18: Bigreadersite

June 18: Cassandra M’s Place

June 19: A Greater Yes

June 19: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

June 20: Pause for Tales

June 21: Daysong Reflections

June 22: A Holland Reads

June 23: Splashes of Joy

June 23: Christian Bookaholic

June 24: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses

June 25: Red Headed Book Lady

June 25: It’s Storytime With Van Daniker

June 26: Bukwurmzzz

June 27: For the Love of books

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Sandy is giving away a charming keepsake box filled with some Rose Arbor themed prizes. Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/9c26

Her One and Only by Becky Wade

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26974629Her One and Only by Becky  Wade

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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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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