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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Captive Heart - Michelle Griep

My Rating
★ - You have bewitched me body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a brute of an employer. When the Charles Town family she’s to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her—marriage to a man she’s never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he’s determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.

Friday, November 25, 2016

First Line Fridays - The Thorn Healer - 11/25/16


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope you had a lovely holiday! Ours will be spent (yes I am writing this ahead of time) with my husband's family this year. Just a small gathering. But the day promises to be full of enjoyment and relaxation. 

If you can manage to scrounge up a book in your turkey coma...grab it and post the first line! 

If y'all don't know by now, I am kinda in love with Pepper Basham's books. (She is pretty swell too.) So this week I am featuring her latest release The Thorn Healer. It is releasing on December 6th, so make sure you pre-order it today!


May 1918
"Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids."

Yes, yes...I know...That is two lines. Check out my REVIEW and SNEAK PEEK at The Thorn Healer after you post your first line.

Post your First Line and what you are THANKFUL for below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today! 

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen


If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Sound of Diamonds - Steadfast Love Series Book 1 - Rachelle Rea Cobb

My Rating
 - You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. (More Info)

About the Book
Her only chance of getting home is trusting the man she hates.

With the protestant Elizabeth on the throne of England and her family in shambles, Catholic maiden Gwyneth seeks refuge in the Low Countries of Holland, hoping to soothe her aching soul. But when the Iconoclastic Fury descends and bloodshed overtakes her haven, she has no choice but to trust the rogue who arrives, promising to see her safely home to her uncle's castle. She doesn't dare to trust him...and yet doesn't dare to refuse her one chance to preserve her own life and those of the nuns she rescues from the burning convent.
Dirk Godfrey is determined to restore his honor at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk knows he has only one chance at redemption, and it lies with the lovely Gwyneth, who hates him for the crimes she thinks he committed. He must see her to safety, prove to the world that he is innocent, prove that her poor eyesight is not the only thing that has blinded her but what is he to do when those goals clash?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Author Interview with Sarah Monzon & Special Gift!





I was blessed to meet Sarah in Nashville this last summer at Christian Fiction Reader's Retreat. She is such a wonderful person and talented author. I am so happy to get to introduce her to you all today! Sarah Monzon has recently released a Christmas novella. (insert squeal of delight) It is such a sweet story and a quick read. Perfect for kicking off the Christmas season this year. Don't miss out on the special gift from Sarah. More info can be found at the end of this post. 



Welcome to Bookworm Mama, Sarah! I am honored to have you with us today!
Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing come from?


Friday, November 18, 2016

First Line Fridays - 11/18/16 - The Sound of Diamonds



You know what day it is! FRIDAY!!! Which means it is time to grab the book that you are the closest too and post your First Line!

The weather here is definitely edging towards winter. We had our FIRST SNOW on Wednesday! YAY!!! This year I am so excited to relax and revel in the beauty of the holidays. After the last 2 years of driving to clinic every week or two and spending long hours waiting for test results...I am so thankful to rest easy this season and enjoy family! 

I CAN NOT believe that THANKSGIVING is less than a week away. So today...in honor of the season...in addition to posting your First Line, I ask that you post at least one thing that you are thankful for this week. I will start by saying that I am thankful to have my family healthy and together. May not seem like a unique statement, but to us, that means life. When our child was threatened by an immune deficiency, there was no telling where we would be two years down the road. I am so very thankful to the doctors, nurses, CNAs, and all medical personnel that helped to save my baby's life.

OK! NOW...on to my first line! I am excited to share this book with you today! The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea Cobb is full of adventure and I am hooked! Be on the lookout for my review coming soon.


Leiden, the Low Countries,
the Netherlands
23 August 1566
A crash shook the nun's cell I had called my own since seeking refuge in my mother's homeland.

Post your First Line and what you are thankful for below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today! 

Please help me welcome Heather from Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen to our First Line fun! So glad to have you join us Heather!!!

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower.



Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Thorn Healer - Penned in Time Book 3 - Pepper D.Basham

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
A wounded nurse battles resentment against a German prisoner as the two work together to save an Appalachian town from deception and disease in the wake of America’s involvement of World War 1.
Jessica Ross’ scars run much deeper than the wounds of war. Determined to escape the ghosts of her past and the German influence on her nightmares, she returns home to the sleepy Appalachian town of Hot Springs, NC, only to find the renowned Mountain Park Hotel has been converted into a ‘prison’ for displaced Germans. To Jessica’s dismay, her grandparents have befriended one of treacherous internees.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sneak Peek at The Thorn Healer - Penned in Time Book 3 - Pepper Basham


If you haven't read my reviews for the first two books in Pepper Basham's "Penned in Time" series, you can find out more about those books here: The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper

Book three, The Thorn Healer, is filled with the same passion, truth, spiritual growth, and of course ROMANCE!!! Keep your fan near by and as Pepper would say:




Friday, November 11, 2016

First Line Fridays - 11/11/16 - Behind Nazi Lines


You know what day it is! FRIDAY!!! Which means it is time to grab the book that you are the closest too and post your First Line!

In honor of Veterans Day today I am sharing my first line from a book (that I have yet to read) about the true story of an incredible man's quest to save 149 World War II POWs.

But first, I wanted to share with you this video that never ceases to bring tears to my eyes and thankfulness to my heart.


Now for my first line...


Thursday, 23 November 1944, Thanksgiving Day,
94th Infantry Division Headquarters, Châteaubriant, France
Andy Hodges had been handed a job no one else dared to accept--a direct order from Major General Harry J. Malony, commander of the 94th Infantry Division, headquartered in Châteaubriant, France.

From the Back of the Book
In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds . . .

Post your First Line below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today! 


If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Finding Margo (Review & GIVEAWAY!!!) - Finding Home Book 1 - Jen Turano

My Rating
 You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. (More Info)

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the post!

About the Book
International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small Dutch town in Ohio?
Sheriff’s deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn’t who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions…the kind that make her a target for a killer.

Friday, November 4, 2016

First Line Fridays - 11/4/16 - Finding Margo


Good morning (or afternoon...depending on your time zone) and welcome to this week's edition of First Line Fridays! 

This week I have the honor of sharing with you a brand new book from one of my very favorite authors! Jen Turano's books captured my heart from the moment I began After a Fashion almost two years ago. Her style is unique and the humour makes me laugh out loud quite often. Look for my review for Finding Margo coming soon! I will give you a hint though...I loved it! Now...on to my first line!


Present Day
"With the roar of the crowd still reverberating in her ears, Margo Hartman stepped past one of her many bodyguards and into the relative quiet of the dressing room she'd been assigned for the evening."

Pre-Order Now (Releases November 15th)

Post your First Line below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today! 


If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leaving Oxford - Southern Hearts Book 1 - Janet Ferguson

My Rating
 - You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. (More Info)

About the Book
Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn't. A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.

Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university's offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together--until he falls for a woman who won't leave town.As the deadline for Jess's decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth's heart only grow stronger. But it's time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.