Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Want in My Hands...TODAY

Monday, April 30, 2018

It's a reviewer/influencer/launch team member...I DO receive books prior to their release date to read, review, cry over, throw against the wall........However, no matter HOW EARLY I receive some of these books...Sometimes, it's still not early enough. (Especially when you are left with a cliffhanger and you just NEED to know what is happening to your characters while you wallow away to nothing....) Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

So for today's topic I am focusing on the books that I would LOVE to get my hands on TODAY. 
Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Caught by Surprise

In Dreams Forgotten

Murder at the Flamingo

The Reluctant Warrior

Legacy of Mercy

Shelter of the Most High
Searching for You

Castle on the Rise - The Lost Castle

Go figure...the DAY after I post this, the cover for Castle on the Rise was released! Here it is...In all it's Irish glory!

Kate Breslin - High as the Heavens
Kate Breslin just let me know that her next book will be releasing Spring 2019 and is titled Far Side of the Sea!

Now, this is not an exhaustive list...And I DO have a lot of new/upcoming books that I already have my hands on lol!

Which books are longing to read?

Giveaways & Spotlight - Timeless Love: Romantic Stories That Span the Ages - Novella Collection

Saturday, April 28, 2018

All proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to the LiveStrong Foundation.

Enjoy seven romances through the ages in this Timeless Love limited time ebook. An open invitation to fall in love with the writing styles of a few new-to-you multi-published authors of your favorite Christian romance eras.

About the Books

Give Me Thine Heart 1812 ~ Andrea Boeshaar
Moira loathes the man her uncle, Baron Tyrus Kinsley, wishes her to marry. But when she meets Sam Stryker, she soon guesses he’s from the American Colonies. After she stumbles onto a deep secret, Sam must make an impossible decision. Ultimately, he whisks Moira from England. However, it’s the on the 6-weeks long voyage to the U.S. that Moira learns about herself, her family…and the man who is both her kidnapper and rescuer. 

This Freedom Journey 1833 ~ Misty M. Beller
Adrien Lockman left France to finally live life on his own terms, but when he discovers a half-starved and half-frozen woman in the treacherous Canadian mountains, the truth soon becomes clear—the only way they’ll survive is together. 

The Heart of Home~ 1865 ~ Stephenia H. McGee
Opal Martin aspires to scrub the remnants of the War Between the States from her tattered life. When a nearly drowned soldier appears and asks if he can die on her porch, she must guard against the sudden revival of her heart’s hope for love. Tristan Stuart wants to escape the pain of war. He wakes up at a house that’s too much like home, with a woman determined to mend him he may discover a life worth fighting for. To save the last of what Opal holds dear, will he become the man she needs or let the troubled waters carry him away?

Enchanting Nicholette 1893 ~ Dawn Crandall
Young, widowed, and newly out of mourning, Nicholette Everstone is an heiress yearning to be loved. Her parents had arranged for her to marry her loving late husband, but the marriage ended tragically on her wedding day. Returning to Boston after being away, she finds there’s someone new to her set of friends and family she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices this man takes on, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears at bay?

Teach Me To Love 1899 ~ Kari Trumbo
Izzy Lawson has taken her last abuse. When her husband dies, she rushes to Belle Fourche to stay with the only friend she has. The wall she’s worked so hard to build crumbles in the arms of a man so different from her husband. Conrad Oleson can’t read and it’s shamed him for longer than he can remember. As Izzy reveals her painful past, he can’t stay away. He’ll do about anything, to get closer. Including, teach her how to love.

Fa├žade 1942 ~ Pepper D. Basham
Olivia Rakes has excellent observations skills for facts and details, but stumbles through matters of the heart. When her brother goes missing in German-occupied France, Livy enlists her services with a group of search-and-rescue spies, who not only thrust her toward espionage, but…romance. Agent Christopher Dawson has avoided Livy since she broke his heart. When the search for his best friend brings them together, the heart takes on a mind of its own. In a world where war changes the rules of life and love, can they work together to complete their rescue mission before the enemy catches them?

Bookishly Ever After 2018 ~ Sarah Monzon 
It all started with a bet and a book.

Emory Blake would take curling up with a novel over a night on the town any day. But then her best friend, Tate Woodby, accuses her of living between the pages of her paperbacks instead of the real world, and he makes a bet that will force her to experience the adventures of her fictional friends. Emory must confront the pain of the past. But is it also her perfect opportunity to her own happily ever after?

My Thoughts
I adore Novella Collections! And this one is so unique! Spanning several different time periods (including modern day), you are sure to treasure these stories. While I have not read all of these yet, I have read a couple and in one word...FABULOUS!

Make sure you Pre-Order your copy today for LESS than a dollar! 

I have pre-ordered a copy of Timeless Love: Romantic Stories That Span the Ages. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Authors
Learn more about each author on their websites listed below!

A few of the authors are hosting some FABULOUS giveaways in celebration of this release! Click the links below to enter each giveaway!

First Line Friday - A Refuge Assured

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Happy Friday!

Last Friday of April! How in the world did that happen? Trees are FINALLY starting to bud and I got a pack of wildflower seeds planted in my garden. I'm waiting for the inevitable late frost though...It has been in the 70s here the last few days! I'm in SHOCK! But I won't complain. I decided it would be fun to roll my ankle last night while cleaning up our back patio (that's what I get for humming while walking)...So I will be seeing a lot of couch time this weekend. I am already a few chapters into this book and, WOW! SO.GOOD!!! Watch for my review coming soon!

Happy Reading!

Today’s first line is from...

A Refuge Assured
Jocelyn Green

Paris, France
August 10, 1792
Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest. A rumble that might have been mistaken for thunder.

Have you read Jocelyn Green's books?

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)

A Light on the Hill - Connilyn Cossette

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

From the Back of the Book
Though Israel has found relative peace, Moriyah has yet to find her own. Attempting to avoid the scorn of her community, she's spent the last seven years hiding behind the veil she wears. Underneath her covering, her face is branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods, a shameful reminder of her past captivity in Jericho and an assurance that no man will ever want to marry her. 

When her father finds a widower who needs a mother for his two sons, her hopes rise. But when their introduction goes horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the newly established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way. (Bethany House)

My Thoughts

Connilyn Cossette has officially earned her spot as my favorite Biblical Fiction Author. The creativity in which she approaches the era, the people, and the culture of the Hebrews astounds me. She accomplishes so much while staying as true to history and the Bible as possible (obviously there are some creative strokes because this IS fiction). 

Moriyah and Darek have been thrown into a circumstance that takes their lives in a direction they never thought possible. Running for her life, Moriyah must face the consequences of her actions, even if accidental. Meanwhile, Darek wrestles with his loyalty to his family and his growing attraction to the woman who is responsible for bringing so much heartache to those he loves.

Throughout these pages, we continually see the grace and love of Yahweh expressed for His people. Mrs. Cossette was brilliant in her execution of this story. There is always another level of history, of scripture, to discover, and I felt like she brought this aspect of the Mosaic Law closer to the surface of understanding. 

If you have never read Biblical Fiction before, you should definitely give Mrs. Cossette's books a try. If you love history in any aspect (especially Biblical) I encourage you to read A Light on the Hill. Your eyes will be opened and your heart touched to the core by this beautiful story of love, danger, faith, and healing.

I received a complimentary copy of A Light on the Hill from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author
Connilyn CossetteWhen she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee in at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. There is nothing she likes better than digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible and uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives near Dallas, Texas.  

Coming Soon!
October 2018
Bethany House

Also by Connilyn Cossette


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