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Friday, May 27, 2016

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop ~ $10 Amazon Gift Card

We are finally heading into summer, and vacation, a time to read? I am offering a $10 Amazon Gift Card so you can choose that one you have been wanting to read when you have time. Just fill out the attached Rafflecopter.  Good Luck!
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Every Bride Has Her Day (Brides With Style #3)



Another Delightful Romance from the Queen of Romantic Comedy
Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can't wait to start planning their life together. She's confident she'll make it down the aisle this time--but it still may be easier said than done. A high-society Houston bride has Katie and the Cosmopolitan Bridal team scrambling to get the perfect dress done in time for her spectacular wedding. Meanwhile, Katie finds herself bombarded with everyone's competing visions regarding her own special day--and she's beginning to worry that her own ideas will get lost in the crossfire. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for "her" perfect day? Or will bridal shop chaos and overzealous friends and family make a mess of everything?
Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers what they've been clamoring for: another funny, romantic romp with a Texas twang.


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About The Author



Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas.

Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com.

My Review
Our girl is finally going to be able to wear her wedding gown, the one she won when she thought she was going to marry her old boyfriend. Now she is engaged to her basketball star, Brady James, walking on cloud nine.
We encounter everyone with an idea of what Katie’s wedding should be about, even down to the honeymoon. Oh dear, and she works in the business now, most everyone is very experienced and have wonderful ideas, but she wants her own, and doesn’t want to hurt anyone.
Well we know something has to go wrong, and you will be surprised what happens, will Katie and Brady get the wedding of their dreams?
We have others weddings in this popping up, some planned and others a big surprise. You won’t want to miss this one; it will keep you up late reading. Enjoy!
I received this book through Revell’s Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin









Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate.
A brand new Christian, Julia is busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father’s less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort’s general manager and her college sweetheart.
With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can’t ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

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About The Author 

Victoria Bylin
Victoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances known for their realistic, relatable characters. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky.


My Review





The setting of this book, made me want to live there, Caliente Springs resort, even the name sounds wonderful. After leaving Berkley and trying to be what his Dad wanted him to be Zeke Monroe is at a high point in his career, but a low point with God. Now being a preacher's son and trying to live in his father's shoes and being the best Christian ever, has been a hard roll for Zeke, and making him take a 50 degree turn. He has stopped relying on God, but God sure hasn't given up on him.
A young single mom that used to be a couple with Zeke, comes to check out Caliente Springs, coincidence? I think not, she has made a 50 degree turn in her life and is now a Christian, after all the years of Zeke trying to show her the way, now maybe she can show him? Julia Dare has a new job, and with her mom's help is raising her 4 year old son Max, and she now has a new event-planning job.
We also meet Max's dad Hunter, and don't know about you, but I sure didn't like that "Me" person. Little Max is a reflection on him, as is everyone and everything.
I could feel that maybe there would be a bit of romance here, but we find more than that, but who will be the ones who end up together? Even Julia's mom Ellen is in for a surprise.
I felt myself page turning and hoping for everything to be ok, even the horse, but watch out for the goat!
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review 

Saved By Grace by Natasha C. Pointer




Genre: Poetry/ Christian/Autobiography
Book Title: Saved By Grace
Author: Natasha C. Pointer
About The Author



Author | Motivational Speaker | Entrepreneur

Born and raised in Fort Myers, FL, Natasha C. Pointer, shares her stories of faith and encouragement through poetry. She serves in ministry at Destiny Life Ministries. Saved by Grace is her first published work and is currently working on her next book Expressions. She is the owner/founder of Mysteries Message-In-A-Bottle.



About The Book


Saved By Grace is an Autobiography told thru poetry about her life, the hardships she faced, but most importantly how she overcame it all through prayer, faith, and steadfastness.
Poetry to touch the lives of others, to inspire someone, to encourage, and to bring joy in someone’s life. This book is filled with great hope for those facing life’s most challenging moments. 
As a storyteller, Natasha shares where she found her greatest strengths through prayer, faith and her steadfastness. 
Blessed
From the day you were born,
you were a blessing.
You were a comfort and
inspiration to those around you.
You suffered enormous tragedies
and faced many challenges.
You suffered a great deal
and life as you saw it was over.
Each day seemed like an eternity—
every moment seemed everlasting.
You went in with your eyes closed,
but came out with them wide open.
You fell to your knees and asked,
why, why me?
Not realizing that your trials
would prepare you for your future.
Not knowing you were a blessed child
and you were called for a purpose.
Many obstacles came your way
and the enemy tried to bring you down.
He never wanted you to succeed,
let alone see the light of day.
Your cries reached up to God.
He said, You are my child.
No matter where you go,
I will be with you.
You are blessed.
Blessed you shall be,
and blessed you shall continue to be;
not only to yourself, but to others.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2) by Sarah Sundin








One plucky female pharmacist + one high-society naval officer = romance—and danger
For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg’s attentions only annoy–even if he is her brother’s best friend.
During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves–and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?
Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won’t soon forget.
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Celebrate the release of Sarah’s Anchor in the Storm by entering to win her All Hands on Deck Prize Pack!
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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A signed copy of Anchor in the Storm
  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • “Hope Anchors the Soul” journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
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About The Author
SSundin



Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including "Anchor in the Storm." Her novel "Through Waters Deep" was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in "Where Treetops Glisten" was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school.

My Review


I should state that I’ve read every one of the author’s books that I could get my hands on, and loved them all. That being said this book is no exception, once you pick it up, your gone page turning.
We are back with some dear friends that we met in Through Waters Deep, and get reacquainted, and was happy to see Mary and Jim’s relationship moving forward. Jim’s friend Arch who we also met, and wasn’t sure if I really cared for him, but he seemed changed, and he becomes interested in Jim’s sister Lillian.
If you remember Lillian was injured as a child and lost her leg, and because of that she has been ridiculed and hurt by people, an x-boyfriend who said he loved her, and even her twin sister. Now Arch also has a chip on his shoulder, and he is leery of all woman gold diggers, or so he thinks.
This book brings face to face with U-boats off our coast, and dealing with the aftermath of battle fatigue, and how our soldiers were able to deal with the nerves.
There are some really sad happenings here, a drug ring, murder, and prying on our sailors. You will never see most of what happens here coming; I was very surprised at all who are involved, and I guess good old greed is to be blamed.
We see action in the seas, and a bit of romance, and a lot of heartache, as we meld into everyday life in 1942 Boston, MA. Once you pick this one up you will not regret it, and the next book is coming out next spring, the only time I really wish time would move faster.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Presents: Heart of the Billionaire by Jenifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole Blast

Heart of the Billionaire
 


The scrumptiously romantic series continues with the second book in the Almost an Angel Series by Bestselling Authors Jenifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole Gracie, an angel-in-training, has completed her first assignment, reuniting Alex and Dawson after their tumultuous breakup. Her elation is cut short when she receives her next assignment: Brooke Matthews—the snotty, entitled, princess, who did everything in her power to snatch Dawson away from Alex. Where in the world will Gracie find a man to put up with this beauty of a beast? Nash Rigby is a bull rider. Used to taking life by the horns, he’s willing to enter into an arrangement—a dubious arrangement—to save his father’s ranch. He’s trained to hang on for all he’s worth for eight seconds, but can this cowboy hang on to Brooke long enough to win the prize? Or, will he be able to see Brooke’s inner beauty and find the love of a lifetime? Maybe … with a little help from an almost angel. Faced with the insurmountable task of helping the cowboy and the billionaire’s daughter fall in love, Gracie digs in, determined to do things her way. When Sheldon, a dark angel with killer looks, floats back into her life, err … afterlife, Gracie must fight against her growing attraction to heaven’s bad boy. Heart of the Billionaire is a stand-alone novel. But to get the full effect of how things work in the realm of angels, check out Candlelight Kisses (Book 1 in the Almost an Angel Series)




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Praise for the Series: "I did not see that ending coming! Gracie is not what I expected either...she doesn't fit the mold of what you think an "angel-in-training" is supposed to be like, and it will be fun to see her continue to learn and change. I love her mentor, Gertrude! It is a fun, clean romance that keeps you interested and entertained. Eagerly anticipating the next one in the series!” by Verified Amazon Customer "Love this series! Nash's desire to save his father's ranch touched me. And it helped he's hot and swoon worthy! And Gracie's love story with the 'bad boy' makes it even more interesting! Love this! Don't miss it!” Always Reading



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 Excerpt From Heart of the Billionaire (Book 2 in The Almost an Angel Series) Stewart Matthews sat poised on the edge of his seat, his body taut—his face wearing the laser-beam focus of a General preparing for battle. In many ways, he was fighting the greatest battle of his life, for it involved the heart of the one he loved the most. He could only see one way to help Brooke, but she wouldn’t like it. In fact, she would be so angry that she might never speak to him again. That was the price he would have to pay for attempting to save her. Better to be a parent than a friend. Even though he dreaded what was to come, he knew there was no other option. His money had been the thing that sent Brooke down her path of self-destruction. He could only hope that it would also be the catalyst that would save her A feeling of resignation settled over him as he looked down at the blank page. Then he picked up the pen and began to write … My Darling Brooke, From the moment you were born and I held you in my arms, I knew that my life would never again be the same. Never before had I experienced such pure and complete love. And that love has only grown and multiplied over the years. You are my heart, my primary responsibility, and I will take any measures necessary to protect you, even if that means protecting you from yourself. Sweetheart, my only desire is that you find joy and contentment—the kind that can only come from within. You need to learn to love unconditionally and to love someone so completely that you are willing to put his needs before your own. Please know that I have spent many a night, walking the floors, trying to determine the best course of action to set you back on the right path. A way has been opened up, and I intend to take full advantage of it. My only hope is that you will one day find it in your heart to forgive me, for what I’m about to do. A knock sounded. He looked up as his assistant stuck her head in the door. “I’m sorry to disturb you, but the attorney is here and waiting in the conference room. It’s time.” The moment of truth was here. Once he signed the documents, there would be no going back. He blew out a breath, a rigid look of determination on his lined face. “Tell them I’ll be there in five minutes.”





     
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Jennifer Youngblood & Sandra Poole Jennifer and Sandra—daughter and mother writing duo—have been writing together for many years and have over a dozen published novels, a collection of short stories, and a children’s book (released under the pen name of Periwinkle Blue). They feel it’s a great privilege to be able to collaborate with each other as it adds a depth and spice to their work that neither of them could get independently. For them, writing is a continual journey of discovery. They have so many ideas for books that it’s hard to focus on one at a time. Both of them have a penchant for chocolate, seafood, and movies. Jennifer has a B.A. in English and Social Sciences from BYU Hawaii, and Sandra has a Masters in Business Administration. Jennifer and Sandra now live in the Rocky Mountains with their families.






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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Silence in the Dark (Logan Point, #4) by Patricia Bradley






Two years ago, Bailey Adams broke off her engagement to Danny Maxwell and fled Logan Point for the mission field in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now she's about to return home to the States, but there's just one problem. After Bailey meets with the uncle of one of the mission children in the city, she barely escapes a sudden danger. Now she's on the run--she just doesn't know from whom. To make matters worse, people who help her along the way find themselves in danger too--including Danny. Who is after her? Will they ever let up? And in the midst of the chaos, can Bailey keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?

With lean, fast-paced prose that keeps readers turning the pages, Patricia Bradley pens a superb story of suspense and second chances.


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About The Author 

 
Patricia Bradley's manuscript for Shadows of the Past was a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award, winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier award (1st place, Inspirational), and winner of a 2012 Touched by Love award (1st place, Contemporary). She is a published short story writer and is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. When she's not writing or speaking, she can be found making beautiful clay pots and jewelry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America and makes her home in Mississippi.


Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.




 


My Review 




From the moment you turn the first page to the end, you will find each of these people looking over their shoulder, who is the evil one and whom can they trust.
After her ending her quick engagement of one night Baily Adams flees to Chihuahua, Mexico, and when this story begins we are about to return to the States for a visit. While in Mexico, you can see that God placed her there, and she was following His will. She runs into an evil shaman, who claims to be a priest, who does many things to run her out, and have her stop having the natives follow the bible.
When Bailey returns she is given into her care a precocious four-year-old Maria Montoya, and you will wonder why. When she and Marie become a target, you will be surprised who comes to her rescue, again and again.
Then there is also Angel Guerraro, and is he a person to put your trust in, or is he part of the Cartel. Such evil abounds, and just whom do you trust, and are you making the right decision when you do. Loved how bible verses are used here as clues to their where about when kidnapped. Can you imagine having to carry kidnap insurance, seems to be a common practice in Mexico.
Come and enjoy a great roller coaster ride, and hope the ones we start to care about, come out on top.
I received this book through the Revell Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.