Tag Archives: Christian Fiction

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

The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

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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 Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

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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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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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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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The Beauty Series by Carol E. Keen

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The Beauty Series by Carol E. Keen

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About the Books

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Jilted by Varina Denman

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26071348Jilted by Varina Denman

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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More Than She Dreamt by Sandy Faye Mauck

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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

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

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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