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Thursday, May 24, 2018

First Line Fridays - The Accidental Guardian

Happy Friday!

Mary Connealy's new series is HERE!!! Woohoo!!!! Another beautiful cover! SWOON!

Today’s first line is from...

The Accidental Guardian
Mary Connealy




Southwest of Lake Tahoe, Nevada
October 1867
Deborah Harkness came awake with a snap, her hand already steady on the six-gun under her pillow.


Cowboys and Humor....what more could you ask for?


Head over to Hoarding Books to link up with your own FLF post! (Please keep it family 
friendly...Or note otherwise in the link up)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - My Favorite Jen Turano Names


Today's topic for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about our favorite names! As I was compiling my list, I realised that MOST of my favorite names are from Jen Turano's books...So I turned this post into a Jen Turano feature. ALL of her names are amazing! Fun and creative!

Amy Green from Bethany House Publishing created the AMAZING graphic at the end of this post to discover what your "Jen Turano Character Name" is...Leave a comment with YOUR name!

























Leave a comment with YOUR Jen Turano Character Name and head over to Jen Turano's Facebook Page to comment with your name there!

My Jen Turano Name is....Ada Calloway! The husband's name is...Hamlet Abernathy! 😍





Saturday, May 19, 2018

Enough  of  Me  blitz

Welcome to the Enough of Me blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK


Title: Enough of Me: Winning the Tug-of-War Between Our Flesh and Our Mission, an 8-Week Bible Study  
Author: Priscilla Peters
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: May 11, 2018  
Genre: Christian, NonFiction, Bible Study  

I'm living the dream in my fancy-pants world, and I've got the Instagram feed to prove it.  

Who am I kidding? I'm literally holding it together with one more cup of coffee, yesterday's dry shampoo, and a prayer.  

So I finally said enough. Enough of me. I'm bidding farewell to chasing emptiness and exchanging it for more of Jesus.

If we agree with Paul in Acts 20:24 that our lives are worth nothing unless we use them for finishing the work of telling others the Good News - where are we in our quest to get busy for Jesus? In our world of hashtags, hair color, and having it all together, chances are we aren't accomplishing much.  

Enough of Me is an 8-week Bible study for women focused on what God's Word has to say about the tug-of-war between our flesh and our mission. The study explores the barriers that stand between where we are today and where God wants to use us to finish His work.

Do you have a nagging in your heart for more purpose? Are you right smack dab in the middle of a tug-of-war between your flesh and your mission?

 Often we want to live out the purpose and mission God has for us, but we're too distracted, exhausted, and empty. Maybe it's time to say enough to the excuses, anxiety, and interruptions that get in our way. Could it be we're so busy chasing emptiness and playing the people-pleasing game, that we can't find time to live on mission?

It's time to take a deep breath and do some inventory. Let's dig in and see what God's Word has to say about this tug-of-war between our flesh and our mission. Let's figure out ways to quit chasing emptiness and take bold steps of obedience. Let's discover how we can glorify God and steer people to Jesus in our cubicles, at our dinner tables, in our mom-groups, and with people we encounter every day.

What would happen if we said Enough of Me . . . more Jesus.  

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Priscilla Peters is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Minor in Speech Communication. She has been married to her husband Coby for 10 years, and they have a blended family of six children. Priscilla is the Vice President of Marketing for the largest advertising agency in the transportation industry, and she’s been in the marketing and advertising business for 20 years. She serves as the Assistant Leader for the Real Women Ministry at That.Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. She speaks often, both in her professional career at industry conferences and trade shows, and at women s ministry speaking engagements. When Priscilla isn’t at the office working, speaking at Real Women events, or blogging, she is busy cheering on her Arkansas Razorbacks, chaperoning her daughter at her competitive dance events, and laughing way too loud about pretty much anything and everything.

CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

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GIVEAWAY

Ambassador International is giving away:  
Grand Prize: (1) print copy of Enough of Me (US Only)  
PLUS 5 more winners will receive an ebook copy of Enough of Me (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 19, 2018 and last through 11:59pm May 26, 2018. 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

 
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

First Line Friday - A Most Noble Heir

Happy Friday!

Eeeep! I finally get to read this book! Look for my review coming soon! P.S. I LOVE that the HERO is on the cover!!!

Today’s first line is from...

A Most Noble Heir
Susan Anne Mason



Derbyshire, England
March 1884
Nolan Price scanned the fields of newly budding greenery that stretched as far as he could see and slowly inhaled the scent of grass, soil, and freshly spread manure.


Do you like when the hero is featured on the cover of a book?


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friendly...Or note otherwise in the link up)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Falling for You - A Bradford Sisters Romance Book 2 - Becky Wade

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

About the Book

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin — then suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.

Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them.

When a decades-old missing persons case brings Corbin and Willow together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become — and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again. (From BeckyWade.com)

My Thoughts
I can't tell you how precious the Bradford family is. A history of heartache, bonds that no one can beak, loyalty, love, forgiveness...As we learn more about the sisters and the family, we come to see that even though these are fictional characters, God's plans can take even the worst situations and turn them into good for His glory. 

It was interesting reading Willow and Corbin's story because although the details were vastly different, my husband and I have a similar story. We dated for a while, broke up, I moved to Africa and he went off to boot camp...But God wasn't done with us yet. Through God's grace and forgiveness, He brought us back together and we are now going on 7 years of marriage. 😍 Corbin and Willow go through so much in this book. Willow's battle with unforgiveness (not only for Corbin but for herself) is something that I think many of us can relate to. We know God forgives us, but can we forgive ourselves? Can we truly believe that our loving Father wants to BLESS us with immeasurable joy? Or do we think we are unworthy of such love?

I love that Becky Wade infuses her stories with a bit of mystery alongside the romance. I love trying to solve the problems alongside the characters. She writes her stories in such a way that you just HAVE to read ONE more chapter!!! 

Set in my home state, I love the setting she chose for Bradfordwood. It's truly a beautiful area. Even if it is the "rainy" side. LOL! 

Filled with Biblical truths, heartache, mystery, romance, and forgiveness, Falling for You will sweep you off your feet and I pray open your eyes of the love and forgiveness that our heavenly Father carries for us all. YES....even you!

I received a complimentary copy of Falling for You from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.



About the Author

Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She's the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I am Glad I Didn't Pass Up


I'm sure you can relate...You see a new book releasing...The cover is GORGEOUS...The publishing house is well established and trusted...The storyline (if you are weird and actually READ the back of the cover) sounds intriguing...But you have never read any books by the author. Maybe they have been around a while and you just haven't had the chance to read their books. OR maybe they are a debut author. Regardless of the situation...It can be a gamble when you pick up a new book. How do you decide which books to read and which ones to pass up? I put my own little twist on today's TTT topic which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Well....Today...I am sharing  TEN books that I took a gamble on. And I am SO glad I did. I honestly don't know what I would have done if I'd never read these books. The friendships that have been established, the conversations, the book love...It may not have happened...

So here are a few books that quite literally changed the course of my life...In perhaps more ways than just one.

(Click on the links below to go to the book's Goodreads page)






Which books have changed the course of your life?



Saturday, May 12, 2018

More than These - Blog Blitz & Giveaway!

Welcome to the More Than These blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: More Than These
Author: June Kimmel
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Christian, NonFiction, Women's Issues
More Than These: A Woman's Love for God addresses the question that every woman who desires to walk with God must face. How can a woman love God as she should and keep the rest of her life in its proper place? Innumerable responsibilities fill her life and seek to take control of her time, energy, and focus. In spite of her best intentions, these worthy concerns can slip into a place of prominence in her heart-a place only God deserves. These people and situations that capture her love can quickly become idols when priorities go unchecked.
More Than These: A Woman's Love for God addresses the issue of a woman's love for God. Each chapter considers a different aspect of a woman's life that can become an idol-family, friends, possessions, fears, accomplishments, etc. More Than These: A Woman's Love for God clearly presents biblical truths and personal illustrations to teach why a woman must surrender these areas to the Lord for Him to remain her ultimate love.

Women are searching for the secret to balancing their lives. More Than These: A Woman's Love for God declares that loving God supremely is the answer.

PURCHASE A COPY: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
June Kimmel is a pastor’s wife, author, mother of three, and grandmother of seven! She and her husband have been in ministry for over forty years. June’s greatest joy is teaching God’s Word to ladies of all ages and walks of life. She regularly speaks at ladies’ conferences and retreats, educators conferences, and other special events in the United States and internationally. Through their ministry, Training the Nations, June and her husband are training pastors, their wives, and Christian educators around the world.

CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | Twitter



GIVEAWAY
Ambassador International is giving away:
Grand Prize: (1) print copy of More Than These (US Only)
PLUS 5 more winners will receive an ebook copy of More Than These (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 12, 2018 and last through 11:59pm May 19, 2018. 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.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.