Saturday, March 16, 2019

A Tender Hope (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #3) by Amanda Cabot

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(Cimarron Creek Trilogy #3)

This is a great Christian romance and I really enjoyed this romance novel with a great plot. 
About the Author:
Amanda Cabot

Friday, March 15, 2019

Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson

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I am a huge fan of Melody Carlson. Her books are novels that I can fly through in a day because they are just so good! Courting Mr. Emerson is a little bit of a different read as I had to adjust my mindset regarding the age of the romance between the characters. It wasn't the age that I had difficulty adjusting to, but more their lifestyle that I had to make the transition. Once I was able to make the transition, this was a quick and amazing read. I can't wait to read the next book by Melody. She is an awesome writer. Grab a copy today. You will love this one. 

About the Author:
Melody CarlsonMelody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. 

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. 

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

NKJV, Bride's Bible, Leathersoft, White, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print By Thomas Nelson Bibles Published by Thomas Nelson

NKJV, Bride's Bible, Leathersoft, White, Red Letter Edition, Comfort PrintNKJV, Bride's Bible, Leathersoft, White, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print

By Thomas Nelson Bibles
Published by Thomas Nelson

The NKJV Bride’s Bible is the perfect way to start marriage off right—with God’s Word at the center. Bound in classic white Leathersoft™, this Bible will take its place as a treasured family heirloom in the years to come. With the trusted New King James Version, a presentation page, gilded page edges, and a satin ribbon marker, this Bible is a beautiful gift for engagement celebrations and bridal showers.
Features include:
Exclusive NKJV Comfort Print®
Words of Christ in red
Special presentation page
Gilded page edges
Clear and readable 6.5-point print size
Satin ribbon marker
My Thoughts:
The NKJV Brides Bible is a beautiful white leather Bible in a 6.5 point with a goldfinish to the pages. The red letters are a nice touch in the New Testament thatare perfect for the reader. The Bible has these beautiful pages that you canrecord information about your family history, marriage and proposal. ThisBible will be the perfect gift for a bride to be. If you have a bride in your life, get her this beautiful Bible as a gift. She will treasure it. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Breakthrough: The Miraculous True Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection by Joyce Smith,


Breakthrough: The Miraculous True Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection

The impossible true story about the powerful impact of prayer that inspired the major motion picture starring Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Dennis Haysbert, and Josh Lucas. 
My Thoughts:
Breakthrough is a true story that has been made into a movie, and shows the miracle and  power of prayer. I was excited to read this book because I was very inspired by the story of Joyce Smith son falling through the ice when his heart has stopped and she asked God to save him and heal his body. 
This is a book that grabbed my attention and was an easy read. I could not stop reading it because the author did a great job sharing her faith throughout the story, while inviting the reader on the journey her family was on. The reader is able to clearly see the power of God and prayer throughout this story. 
This story shares as a great encouragement and testimony to the power of prayer and that God is listening, miracles do exist and He does care of his children.  
I enjoyed this book and felt that it was an easy, yet enjoyable read. I know you will enjoy it as well. Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy. A review was not required. #sponsoredbyfaithwords

About the Author:
Joyce Smith
JOYCE SMITH was born in Wichita, Kansas, but because of her father's work for a tool and die company, she grew up in Ohio and lived in eight different states as well as Canada and Germany. She worked for 25 years in accounting, but feels her biggest accomplishment has been as a wife and mother--one of the toughest jobs, with the lowest pay but the most rewards of any job on the face of the earth. She and her husband Brian (her "Prince Charming") live in St. Charles, Missouri. They have four wonderful sons and five beloved grandchildren. Joyce keeps busy with school and basketball, enjoys cross stitch, crochet, and decorating, and loves speaking to audiences about what God has done for her family...and continues to do.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tour Stop: California Girls by Susan Mallery

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The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week…

Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she’s just fine, she’s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.

Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer—after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except…when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she’s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier—and more complicated—than she imagined.

Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancĂ© sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it’s a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up “for support,” making Ali wonder if maybe—for once—someone sees her in a way no one ever has.

But side by side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with all the affection, charm and laugh-out-loud humor that is classic Susan Mallery.

Purchase Links

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Connect with Susan

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My Thoughts:
California Girls is a heartwarming novel of three sisters who are facing personal challenges and heartbreak. These three sisters have different stories, but are strong women. Their characters are developed through the stories and they are relatable. Some of the women are more likable than others as the storyline is engaging and retable. At times I was disgusted with each of the sisters. I love the flaws and the real life behind each of these women. The story is emotional and the ending is positive.  

About the Author:
Susan Mallery#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages.

Critics have dubbed Mallery "the new queen of romantic fiction." (Walmart) Booklist says, "Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor, and superb storytelling," and RT Book Reviews puts her "in a class by herself!" It's no wonder that her books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list.

Although Susan majored in Accounting, she never worked as an accountant because she was published straight out of college with two books the same month. Sixteen prolific years and seventy-four books later, she hit the New York Times bestsellers list for the first time with Accidentally Yours in 2008. She made many appearances in the Top 10 before (finally) hitting #1 in 2015 with Thrill Me, the twentieth book in her most popular series, the Fool's Gold romances, and the fourth of five books released that year.
Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Her heart for animals has led Susan to become an active supporter of the Seattle Humane Society. Visit Susan online at 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Hope in the Hard Places: How to Survive When Your World Feels Out of Control by Sarah Beckman

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My Thoughts:
Hope in the Hard Places is an uplifting book with stories that help the reader see hope when everything seems lost. This book is a great resource for someone going through a difficult season in life. Whether you find yourself dealing with an illness, relationship issue, physical ailment, aging parent or anything else, the author gives hope through the scriptures. I received a complimentary copy of this book and review was not required. 

About the Author:
Sarah  BeckmanSarah Beckman grew up the youngest of 14 children. As a young girl, her family endured much trial and the community gathered around her family—or came alongside—to provide for them in a very dark time when her Dad was hospitalized and they lost their family home. After her parents divorced, she watched her Mom love others, even in the midst of raising a bucket full of children as a single mom. 

As an adult, Sarah experienced health trials of her own, which put her on the receiving end of help once again, as she faced bedrest and multiple back surgeries in just a few short years. During that time, Sarah also walked alongside three close family/friends who faced terminal illness. 

Through her experiences on both sides of the bed, Sarah recognized the need for better information about just how to serve others who were experiencing significant trials in their life, whether it was cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness or any other life-altering circumstance. There were lots of short articles or blog posts, but she was unable to find a comprehensive resource about how to help others effectively. 

So she created one herself. Her own experience, coupled with interviews with over 50 people who faced all manner of trials, is woven together to create a guide like no other. Filled with practical advice, poignant stories, and loads of insight, you will never have to be uncertain about helping someone you care about when they're in need again. 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

More Than You Can Handle: When Life's Overwhelming Pain Meets God's Overcoming Grace by Nate Pyle

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"God won't give you more than you can handle." This is one of the most common and least helpful reassurances floating around Christian circles. It is anything but biblical. The truth is that God does allow a lot more than we can handle. But why? 

About the Author:
Nate PyleNate is an author, blogger and ordained pastor in the Reformed Church of America. He serves as the pastor of Christ's Community Church in Fishers, Indiana where he lives with his wife and son. 

Never imagining himself to be a writer, Nate began blogging in 2011 to gain clarity around his own thinking on various topics, especially leadership and church. Quickly, Nate realized he was a unique voice in the blogosphere. Rooted deeply in Reformed theology, Nate's writing is laced with nuance and a pastoral posture that is markedly different than the major Reformed voices in the blogging circles. In a world defined by extremes, Nate is a refreshing voice that walks the fine line between extremes. 

Nate is a life-long learner, avid outdoorsman, wanna-be athlete, and a frustrated downhill skier living in Indiana. You can connect with him at

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The White City (True Colors) by Grace Hitchcock

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(True Colors)

Pick up a copy today! You will enjoy this clean, historical, mystery book!

About the Author:
Grace HitchcockGrace Hitchcock is the author of The White City and The Gray Chamber from Barbour Publishing. She has written multiple novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit Grace online at

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winning the Heart of Your Child: 9 Keys to Building a Positive Lifelong Relationship with Your Kids by Mike Berry

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal by Mary C. Busha


Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal

Sunday, February 24, 2019

When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams: Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible by Jill Eileen Smith

40392253When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams: Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible

About the Author:
Jill Eileen SmithJill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Wives of the Patriarchs, and The Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage by David Hawkins

In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage


Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? 

When you first met your spouse you probably had a physical response to the emotions you felt. You’d get butterflies in your stomach, your heart would race, and your palms would sweat. So why is it that after you’re married, it’s so hard to make the connection between your physical health and your emotional well-being when you’re facing relational stress?

If your emotional pain feels physical and your physical pain feels emotional, your marriage may be making you sick—literally. Join Dr. David Hawkins and his sons, an internist and a surgeon, as they explore the effects relational stress and trauma can have on our bodies. You will learn to . . .

recognize the link between emotional and physical pain
embrace the power of choice to become empowered by hope
find a path forward to ultimate restoration and regain your life
No matter what kind of pain you’re experiencing, or how long your health has been in decline, you don’t have to stay stuck. Discover hope and healing when you take control of your life.

My Thoughts:
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you worn out? Not sure where to turn to or why you can't shake something. In Sickness and In Health shows how any type of stress will lead to illness if not taken care of. It examines if one is sick, how to take ahold of their stress and treat it. This book is a good book for those who are counseling. It provides solutions to help those who have been through traumatic events in their life deal with stress. Overall, great thoughts to ponder in this book. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy. A review was not required.

About the Author:
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and director of the Marriage Recovery Center who has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals since he began his work in 1976. He is passionate about working with couples in crisis and offering them ways of healing their wounds and finding their way back to being passionately in love with each other.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Hawkins has become a leader in the field of treatment for narcissism and emotional abuse within relationships. He is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and writes for, and He is a weekly guest on Moody Radio and Faith Radio and is a best-selling author of over thirty books.

He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Art of Hard Conversations By Lori Roeleveld

The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter




The Art of Hard Conversations is a practical tool that you will read and have little moments in your head where you go, "ah- yes." I read this book and took note of so many different things and found myself nodding my head at the authors comments so many times. These chapters will make the reader explore the way we relate to others, how we communicate and how we relate to other people. I know I found myself very challenged by this book and also doing a lot of self-discovery through this book. I think you will really enjoy this book. I know I have! 

Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Her new book, Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) is available wherever fine books are sold.

Jesus lover. Blogger. Wife. Mother. Part-time dragon slayer. Not available for children's parties.

You’ll find Lori at her website or on her front porch writing.