A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

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Release Date: November 1, 2016

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718077914

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Chick Lit

“A Portrait of Emily Price” is a mixture of a love story, Italy, art, true love, and redemption.

Emily Price is an art restorer, a talented at that! If it’s broken, Emily can fix it. Whether it’s from art, children’s toys, coffee machines, and so forth, Emily knows how to fix it while making it even more beautiful than it was before. She soon learns that not everything can just be super-glued together. When she flies to Italy to live with her husband and his family, utter chaos ensues. Continue reading

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Jilted by Varina Denman

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Release Date: June 1, 2016

Publisher: David C. Cook

ISBN: 1434708381  
ISBN-13: 
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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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Bearing Witness Edited by Charles E. Moore & Timothy Keiderling

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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 the 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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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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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 Three

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. Continue reading

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!)

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. Continue reading

Risen by Angela Hunt

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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 contexts. She also includes a bibliography of her sources that can be found at the back of the book. Continue reading

Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

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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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