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Thursday, March 29, 2018

First Line Friday - A Stray Drop of Blood (Book Deal)

Happy Friday!

It's Good Friday!
What an honor it is to be able to celebrate Jesus this weekend! While today represents such a dark day, we know what comes next...Resurrection Day!

Today's (second) line comes from one of Roseanna White's Biblical books. I shared the very first line over on the Hoarding Books Blog today. This particular book takes place around the trial of Jesus. The trial that sentenced him to death. I have not read this book yet, but I am looking forward to it.

Today's (second) line is from...

A Stray Drop of Blood
Roseanaan M. White

A Stray Drop of Blood

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"Mourners enough had been hired by her mother's husband, and their loud keening drowned out her grief."

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Heart's Revolution - Roseanna M. White

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

About the Book

In 1783 peace has been declared, but war still rages in the heart of Lark Benton.

Never did Lark think she’d want to escape Emerson Fielding, the man she’s loved all her life. But when he betrays her, she flees Williamsburg for Annapolis, taking refuge in the nation’s temporary capital. There Lark throws herself into a new circle of friends who force her to examine all she believes.

Emerson follows, determined to reclaim his betrothed. Surprised when she refuses to return with him, he realizes that in this new nation he has come to call his own, duty is no longer enough. He must learn to open his heart and soul to something greater—before he loses all he should have been fighting to hold.

(Previously published as Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland)


My Thoughts

A Heart's Revolution begins right after the American Revolution has ended. But the turmoil raging in Lark's heart has only just begun.

Raised to be the very model of a "proper" young woman, Lark has had to suppress the REAL Lark for far too long. Emerson is a cad and I honestly couldn't stand him for most of the book. BUT, he is a perfect example of what love and forgiveness (and a little nudging from God) can turn a person into. 

I was so proud of Lark. Her determination to be who God created her to be. Granted it took some serious circumstances to pull it out of her, but once she realised WHO she wanted to be and WHAT she wanted in life...there was no stopping her! And there is no going back. 

Filled with historical figures, lovable supporting characters, loyal families, swoon-worthy romance, and trust and faith in God...You will be swept away by this story.

I received a complimentary copy of A Heart's Revolution from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.




About the Author

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.

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Many thanks to Canva for providing an AMAZING program for me to design all these beautiful graphics. Book covers, publisher/tour logos, and author pictures not owned by me. All other graphics created by Bookworm Mama with public domain photos on Canva unless stated otherwise. 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Perfect for the Preacher - Book Blitz & Giveaway - Megan Besing

Megan Besing Book Blitz
Welcome to 'Perfect for the Preacher' blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK

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Title: “Perfect for the Preacher”, The Mail-Order Brides Collection
Author: Megan Besing
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction
What kind of woman would answer an advertisement and marry a stranger?
Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?
Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing
1897, Indiana
Fresh from seminary, Amos Lowry believes marriage will prove to his skeptical congregation that he’s mature. If only his mail-order bride wasn’t an ex-saloon girl, or worse, pregnant.
Also includes novellas from Noelle Marchand, Donna Schlachter, Sherri Shackelford, Michelle Shocklee, Ann Shorey, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer Uhlarik and Kathleen Y’Barbo.
PURCHASE A COPY: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | CBD | Book Depository

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Megan Besing adores reading, writing, and reviewing stories with happily-ever-afters. She’s received many awards, including being a multi-category finalist in ACFW’s Genesis and a winner of MCRW’s Melody of Love contest. Her debut Perfect for the Preacher released February 2018 in Barbour’s Mail-Order Brides Novella Collection.
She lives in Indiana with her husband and their children, where she dreams of the beach and drinks way too many Vanilla Cokes.
CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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GIVEAWAY
Megan Besing is giving away a print copy of The Mail- Order Brides Collection and a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one winner! Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

First Line Friday - Until We Find Home

Happy Friday!

I don't talk about the husband very often here, but he is pretty amazing! This weekend he took the boys out and let me have a relaxing day reading at home. And he came back with BOOKS! So I am sharing one of those with you for my first line today.

Happy Reading!

Today’s first line is from...

Until We Find Home
Cathy Gohlke


May 1940
Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres.


What is your favorite WWII book?



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The Innkeeper's Daughter & Giveaway - Michelle Griep

My Rating

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

About the Book

Title: The Innkeeper’s Daughter
Author: Michelle Griep
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction
Release Date: March 1, 2018
A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown
Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.

All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.
Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

My Thoughts

A story filled with intrigue, smugglers, ventriloquist, spies, romance, heartbreak, and a traitor. Travel back in time to 1808 in The Innkeepers Daughter. 

This story has so many moving parts that you just want to keep reading to figure out WHAT IS GOING ON??? Also, there were several times our hero needed a good purse whomping. I absolutely LOVED this story. The romantic tension between Alex and Johanna...*whew*...And the climax of that tension in their kiss(es)...Make sure you keep a fainting couch nearby...and possible smelling salts. 

The common thread throughout this story is all about giving over the control of our lives to God. It is easy to SAY that we trust God to see us through things...And yet we can still be found trying to fix all the little things that go wrong on our own...Trying to make it all better...in our own power. Instead of trusting for a door to open from God...we pry open the cellar door into destruction and chaos and say, "LOOK! I found a way!!! It isn't a GOOD way...but I did it ALL ON MY OWN!" Michelle Griep addresses the need to trust in our Lord so well. And it really rings true.

If you love a good romance that is clean and passionate, sprinkled with mystery and intrigue, this is definitely a book that you will enjoy!

I received a complimentary copy of The Innkeeper's Daughter from the publishers through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Click here to purchase your copy!

 About the Author

Michelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). Keep up with her adventures at her blog “Writer off the Leash” or visit www.michellegriep.com.

Guest Post from Michelle Griep

Celebrating Oak Apple Day
Spring is just around the corner, or maybe it’s in full bloom in your neck of the woods. Regardless, by this time of year, everyone is ready to celebrate. . .and nothing new is under the sun. For centuries people have been eager to welcome budding greenery and warmth.
In my recent release, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, I incorporated a spring holiday that’s been around for over 500 years in England, one you may never heard of.
Oak Apple Day.
This ancient celebration dates back to the year 1651. At the time, Charles II escaped the Roundhead army by taking cover in an oak tree. Everyone loved ol’ Charlie and was glad he lived, so in his honor, a new national holiday was born—one that in some parts of England is still celebrated today.
Another name for this annual event is Royal Oak Day and the festivities occur every May 29th. Celebration traditions vary from parades to the ringing of bells, but one thing that is standard is that it’s a day to pin an oak leaf on your lapel. If you fail to wear one, you could end up getting pinched.
The hero in my latest release is kind enough to remind the heroine that she forgot to pin on her leaf, thus saving her from untoward pinches. Interested in hearing more about this gallant fellow and the forgetful miss? Here’s a blurb about The Innkeeper’s Daughter
Tension is high with the threat of a Napoleonic attack in Regency England, but risk from abroad means nothing when there’s danger at home.
Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the crown—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue . . . until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.
All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.
Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.
It’s a race against time for them both.

Blog Stops

Mommynificent, March 16
Among the Reads, March 17
Mary Hake, March 17
Karen Sue Hadley, March 18
Kathleen Denly, March 19
Remembrancy, March 20
Book by Book, March 20
Bookworm Mama, March 22
Vicky Sluiter, March 22
Carpe Diem, March 22
Pause for Tales, March 23
margaret kazmierczak, March 23 (Interview)
A Greater Yes, March 24
Simple Harvest Reads, March 26 (Mindy Houng Guest Post)
Pursuing Stacie, March 27
Bigreadersite, March 27
The PhD Mamma, March 28

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away a grand prize of a signed copy of The Innkeeper’s Daughter and a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cb72