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First Line Fridays - All Things Bright and Strange

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Happy Friday!

To be honest I am not quite sure what this book is about....but this first line has my interest piqued!

Today’s first line is from...

All Things Bright and Strange
James Market



1920
Bellhaven, South Carolina
It was as good a day to die as any.


What are your thoughts?


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Cover Reveal - Jane by the Book - Pepper Basham


About the Book
Four years ago, Jane Warwick escaped the shame and heartbreak of being jilted at the altar by becoming a housekeeper at the secluded Inn at Simeon Ridge. Predictable and quiet, the inn helps Jane find a place to heal and celebrates her strengths, where she is promoted to head housekeeper. But an unexpected visit to Bath, England, upsets Jane's plans and sends her out of her comfort zone, directly into the harrowing path of historical detective author, Titus Stewart. The only plans Titus sticks to are family holidays and the ones that send him careening into his story worlds, but when an uptight and nervous innkeeper stumbles into his life - and his latest novel - nonfiction begins to take on a much more interesting gleam. 
As the unlikely pair delve into the mystery behind a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old letter, will they both uncover a romance that stands the test of time?




Cover Reveal


GOODREADS

You can find Jane by the Book this JULY in the Once Upon a Laugh Novella Collection.

About the Author


Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

Also by Pepper Basham
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 Giveaway
As part of this Cover Reveal Blitz, Pepper is giving away 1 (ONE) ebook copy of Second Impressions. Please enter via the Rafflecopter Form below. 


Top Ten Tuesday - Bookish Worlds

Monday, May 28, 2018


Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself..."Man, I would LOVE to visit this world!" These worlds that authors create for their imaginary friends are incredible. Full of detail, new things to discover, new dangers, and even new abilities that don't exist in our world. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about the Bookwish Worlds we would love to (Or NOT) travel to. In no particular order...



Middle Earth (specifically The Shire)

New Beijing - Don't take me to Luna...I may have a panic attack...

Narnia...Post White Witch rule...so while Peter is the High King!



The Wizarding World - Post Voldemort's defeat.

Hearts - The kingdom...prior to the Queen ascending the throne.


Alternate Past - WWI - Clankers vs. Darwinists

The Reflections - Only the good normal ones though...



Now, just because I don't want to visit these worlds, doesn't mean I like the STORIES any less. But the thought of traveling to any one of these worlds is not exactly a good feeling...


Panem

Illéa and the rest of the world...

Kingdom of Norta and all the rest of the countries...

First Line Fridays - The Accidental Guardian

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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?


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Top Ten Tuesday - My Favorite Jen Turano Names

Monday, May 21, 2018


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.  

PURCHASE A COPY: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

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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First Line Friday - A Most Noble Heir

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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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