Monday, November 30, 2015

Forbidden or Haunting? + Giveaway

Happy on the outside, and sinister on the inside? What secrets does one village hold?

Title:  Forbidden
Author:  Eve Bunting
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: December 1, 2015



In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

One Month of Proverbs and Prayers

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." - Proverbs 2:6

So let's go for it.

Title:  Proverbs Prayers
Author:  John Mason
Publisher:  Revell 
Release Date:  September 15, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

All rights reserved @Williams Sonoma

"Heavenly Father, thank You for this family. We thank You for the gift of life, and endless life through Your Son. Now bless this food and the hands that prepared it, that we might serve You all our days, however many, however few.  In the Name of Jesus. Amen."  - An Endless Christmas

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How to keep Christmas alive

"I don't think I can do this."  What do you do when a love one can no longer love Christmas?

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Title:  Keeping Christmas
Author: Dan Walsh
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: September 1, 2015



For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it's looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can't bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure, the ornaments were strange-looking--some were downright ugly--but they were tradition.

With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan's only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments . . .

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Civil War, A Thousand Shall Fall + Giveaway

Is the man that she's come to love a foe or an ally? What will he think of her when he finds out her secret?
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Title:  A Thousand Shall Fall : A Civil War Novel (Shenandoah Valley Saga)
Author:  Andrea Boeshaar
Publisher:  Kregel Publications
Release Date:  November 27, 2015



A story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War

Nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is independent and spirited. The only thing she really fears are the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends. When her youngest sister runs away from home, brave Carrie Ann is determined to find her and bring her back. Disguised as a soldier, she sets off---only to find she's fallen into the hands of the enemy.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Author Interview: JC Morrows + Giveaway

Look who we have here this afternoon? It's JC Morrows, the author of A Reluctant Assassin, book 1 of The Order of the MoonStone series. Did you see my review earlier today?  For my review of A Reluctant Assassin, click here

Now, let's welcome JC. Well, since we're both JCs, I think I'll initial her dialogue as JCM. 

JC - Just Commonly
JCM - JC Morrows 

JC:  Hi JC. How did you get started as an author?  What or whom inspired you?
JCM:  I've been telling stories since before I can remember. My mother inspired me to finish the first novel in my Andarii series nearly three years ago. It was her birthday present that year. 
JC:  What writing project are you currently working on?  What can you tell us about these projects?
JCM:  I am currently working on a future book in my current series (Order of the MoonStone) - and a dystopian series, but I can't say any more about that yet.
JC:  How important are the names in your novels?  How do you choose names for your characters?  Do you have any name resources you would suggest?

A Reluctant Assassin or a reluctant bride? Review + Giveaway

What will Kayden's choice be? An assassin or a bride - or both? What would your's be?

Title:  A Reluctant Assassin - Order of the Moonstone, Book 1
Author: JC Morrows
Publisher: S&G Publishing
Release Date: September 24, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Join in on the fun for An Endless Christmas + Giveaway

Merry Christmas, everyone, and many more to come! Why? Because it's An Endless Christmas.

Title:  An Endless Christmas
Author:  Cynthia Ruchti
Publisher: Worthy Inspired
Release Date: October 13, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Is it in your mind or is it real?

Is it? Is it in your mind or is it real? Find out what's Beneath Claire's House.

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Title:  Beneath Claire's House
Author:  Corey J. Popp
Publisher: Self
Release Date: September 26, 2015



From debut author Corey J. Popp comes a young adult, supernatural thriller that will keep readers guessing until its shocking conclusion. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tangled with Faith and Courage

"And at last I see the light, And it's like the fog has lifted, And at last I see the light, And it's like the sky is new, And it's warm and real and bright, And the world has somehow shifted,
All at once everything looks different, Now that I see you"  - from Disney's Tangled 

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Title:  The Golden Braid
Author:  Melanie Dickerson
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  November 17, 2015



The one who needs rescuing isn't always the one in the tower...

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Tale of Three Cities

Where can you hide if a million bucks are out to get you?

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Title:  A Tale of Three Cities
Author:  Alexander McCabe
Publisher: Self
Release Date: November 2, 2015



"You can run but you cannot hide" - Something that Kristy Bradley knows only too well.

Having escaped the seedy core that is the Big Apple, and leaving a Mafia don convicted of her alleged kidnapping, Kristy created a new life for herself as Penny. She finds her soulmate in Z, and they are living the perfect life together, blissfully happy on her sprawling Scottish estate.

That is, until Melissa Chisholm has a chance encounter with a dated magazine article revealing Penny's true identity. With intentions as pure as her naivety - not to mention the million-dollar reward - she has no idea of the perilous danger that awaits her arrival in New York.

Now the race is on for Penny and Z to protect all that they hold dear.....each other.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What will it take to Change of Heart? + Giveaway

"Miracles are made of love..." (cover). What would it take to change several hearts?

Title:  Change of Heart
Author:  Molly Jebber
Publisher:  Kensington Publishing Corps.
Release Date:  June 30, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Five Times I Met Myself - Really?

What would you do if you can go back and change the past? What would you do? Will you or won't you? Will you be ready for the consequences?

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Title:  The Five Times I Met Myself
Author:  James L. Rubart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: November 10, 2015



What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews' once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams---where he encounters his younger self---might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.