Friday, November 16, 2018

Return of the Song by Phyllis Clark Nichols Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Return of the Song by Phyllis Clark Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

return of the songTitle: Return of the Song
Series: The Rockwater Suite #1
Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
When Caroline lost her love, she lost the music too.
Caroline Carlyle’s dreams were crushed when her fiancĂ© died six weeks before their wedding. For years she wrestled with aching loss and shattered faith, struggling to find the inspiration that once came so easily. Abandoning her half-finished piano compositions, Caroline trades her old ambitions for the comfort and familiarity of life as the town’s piano teacher.
But Caroline’s world turns upside down when a mysterious stranger enters her life. Filled with courage and fresh purpose, Caroline embarks on a quest to track down the beloved, rare piano she played as a child. Her search leads her to Rockwater, the Kentucky estate of a wealthy gentleman, where Caroline finds her heart may be composing a surprising new song.
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My Thoughts:
Return of The Song is a wonderful story about a woman named Caroline who lives in a small Georgia town. She is a piano teacher and a professional musician who does different events for a living. (Funerals, weddings, parties, etc) She has experienced a significant loss, but Caroline is bound and determined to use her gift of music for something good. 
Caroline discovers that she will do anything to help Bella and she is amazed at the musical gift that Bella has. While this book has it's up and downs, it definitely has emotional moments too. 
The author knows the power of music and uses that to drive home that theme in this book. As a reader,  got to the end of the book and discovered that I was left with excitement, hope and some frustration as everything is left up in the air. We do not have resolution in this book, but just wait, book two will be release next year! I highly anticipate the next book in this series and recommend that it will be a great book. If you are looking for a book that has a little bit of romance, with clean reading and the passion of music behind it, look no further. This is a great fiction novel you will enjoy! 
Phyllis Clark Nichols’s character-driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions using the imagined residents of small town communities you just know you’ve visited before. With a strong faith and a love for nature, art, music, and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and fulfillment . . . often through surprisingly serendipitous events.
Phyllis grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in South Georgia. Born during a hurricane, she is no stranger to the winds of change: In addition to her life as a novelist, Phyllis is a seminary graduate, concert pianist, and cofounder of a national cable network with health- and disability-related programming. Regardless of the role she’s playing, Phyllis brings creativity and compelling storytelling.
She frequently appears at conventions, conferences, civic groups, and churches, performing half-hour musical monologues that express her faith, joy, and thoughts about life—all with the homespun humor and gentility of a true Southern woman.
Phyllis currently serves on several nonprofit boards. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait-artist husband.
CONNECT WITH PHYLLIS: website | Facebook | Twitter

return of the song blog giveaway

(1) winner will receive (US only)
  • a print copy of Christmas at Grey Sage
  • a print copy of Return of the Song
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 12, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 19, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Silencing Insecurity: Believing God's Truth about You by Donna Gibbs

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

This Season of Angels: Angelic Assignments During This Prophetic Season by Perry Stone

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In This Season of Angels: Angelic Assignments During this Prophetic Season, Perry explores the significance of angels, the visitation of them and why God sends Angels to us. This book is full of information about angels and Perry answers different questions with scripture. 
During each chapter, Perry looks at the functions of Angels, their roles, dreams, revelations, healing, protection, salvation, death of believers, spiritual warfare and so much more.  He uses many stories from his personal life, experiences and those from the Bible. 
I thought the information about the fragrance of angels in the room was very interesting. I was very surprised by this information and I found it intriguing. 
Overall, I thought this book was interesting, especially as I never thought about how angels functioned in the Bible. I found this book to very informative, helpful and encouraging. 

About the Author:

Perry StonePerry Stone directs one of America’s fastest growing ministries - Voice of Evangelism. From its 70,000 square foot International Ministry Center, Voice of Evangelism is striving to reach the world with the gospel of Christ through revivals, television, audio/video media, printed material, and missionary sponsorship. Perry has authored over forty books and booklets; produced over one hundred videos and DVDs, and hundreds of audio teaching albums series. Perry publishes The Voice of Evangelism magazine. Manna-Fest with Perry Stone, a weekly television program, can be seen nationally and internationally via cable and satellite systems around the world.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Odd(ly) Enough: Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit In by Carolanne Miljavac

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Humorous. Authentic. Relatable.
That's Carolanne Miljavac in a nutshell.
And those qualities are just what her nearly half a million social media followers adore about her. Her Odd(ly) Enough is a message that your heart needs to hear: It's time to embrace the "you" God made you to be. 
Tune out the naysayers of the world and jump into His loving arms. He'll walk alongside you as you passionately pursue your God-given purpose. With chapters like “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Control Freak,” and “Mistakes and Grace,” you will find yourself becoming a little more courageous. . .and a lot more confident about God’s purpose for your life. 

My Thoughts:
Carolanne writes about the freedom she has found in Christ. From an authentic perspective, as a reader we get the glimpse into how God has wired Carolanne and how He has restored her from a difficult past. This book gives hope to any reader who has struggled to find freedom. 
From giving up control, to all the allowing the Lord to take control, Carolanne knows what it's like to spend time daily in the presence of God. When we grow for ourselves, we grow for others. This book isn't just about the journey Carolanne went on with God, but the journey that each readers goes on with God as well. I highly encourage you to give this book a read. I really enjoyed the read and give this book 5/5 stars. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Win from Within: Finding Yourself by Facing Yourself by John W. Gray III

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Mega-Pastor and media personality John Gray uses powerful Biblical principles to help you become your best self -- the person God created you to be. In WIN FROM WITHIN, John Gray helps readers identify how best to handle the most difficult, challenging and yet necessary battle that we all face-our inner struggle to overcome the worst versions of ourselves. He offers biblical lessons to aid in combatting bad habits and limiting patterns so that the best version of ourselves emerges.
John W. Gray III