Who wants to WIN a copy of HIDDEN by Vannetta Chapman?

What do you have to do to win?

It’s simple. You have to comment below…

Tell us which book by Vannetta Chapman is your favorite… up until now anyway. I say that because I’m sure Hidden will quickly become your new favorite!

 

Also, if you share this post on a social media site and come back to add an additional comment with the link, you will get an extra entry! You can share once per day to earn an extra entry. Well, you can share as many times as you want but you’ll only get one extra entry per day.

 

So go share this post with your friends and let’s give away a book!

  • Giveaway will run from 10/01 – 10/15
  • Contest is only open to residents of the U.S.
  • Only one bonus entry per person per day (Only one entry by comment alone per person allowed for the duration of the contest)
  • One winner will be chosen by random selection on 10/15
  • Winner will be announced by 10/16 and notified by e-mail
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Happy Reading… and entering!

I reviewed Hidden yesterday but here’s a bit more about Hidden anyway:

HIDDEN by Vannetta Chapman
Home is where our story begins …

DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs.

Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time—to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It’s justified, it remains hidden inside, and it hurts no one.

Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven?

 

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God Bless!
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Happy Reading!

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A NEW novel in a NEW genre by Vannetta Chapman! Don’t miss it!

HIDDEN by Vannetta Chapman

 

Hidden is a prime example of why Vannetta Chapman is such a fantastic author!

It doesn’t matter what she writes…

She is talented!

It won’t take more than a sentence to have you hooked. It won’t take more than a page before you’re pulled into the lives of these characters and then you simply can not put the book down.

I want so badly to tell you all about it but I can’t spoil it for you! It’s just too good!

This book is headed for the bestseller list!

And I can’t wait for book 2 now!

This is not the book you expect from Vannetta Chapman, but it is a masterful story and a true blessing!

From the wonderful depth of story, you would think Vannetta spent twenty years working with Homeland security. She even uses the slang such an agency would use and it is so flawlessly inserted, you may not even notice it at first…

This is also one of those books that you know to expect a romance at some point; there are so many natural roadblocks. It is amazing to me that Vannetta is so skilled a writer to be able to move things around and set things up… and you never see it coming… and you never know what to expect!

And you don’t have to step outside your comfort zone a bit. Even if this is not the typical genre for you, it is worth every minute of your time!

Just all-around a GREAT book!

Don’t miss it!

 

5star

 

Here is a bit more about Hidden:

Home is where our story begins …

DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs.

Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time—to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It’s justified, it remains hidden inside, and it hurts no one.

Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven?

“A lovely romance between a complicated woman and a big hearted man, tension that builds steadily to a fever pitch, and a story of faith rediscovered make Hidden an engaging read.” ~Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of the New Hope Amish series

You can find more information and/or buy the book from these popular sites.

GOODREADS   SMASHWORDS   VANNETTA’S WEBSITE

AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE   ITUNES

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God Bless!
and
Happy Reading!

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Have you ever considered adoption?


I met Jody not too long at a workshop she held in one of our local libraries.

I admit, I had never stopped to think about the roller-coaster ride that can be the road to adoption…but The Eye of Adoption has shown me.

It has also shown how having an amazing attitude can make the journey one that will change you – yes – but for the better.

Even the cover shows this unique contrast. You see the wind whipped clouds above a relatively calm sea of soothing blue and white and all you have to do is step in…

Once upon a time I considered the idea of adoption (as I was told by several doctors that I would never have children naturally) but God had other plans for me.

But… WOW! Am I glad I read this book!

Jody Cantrell Dyer has a wonderful outlook and a delightful sense of humor about the whole experience.

Whether you are considering adoption or not… read this book!

Jody takes us through every step of her journey with humor and helpful advice and she does it in such a way that shows us all the difficulties of the journey while making us laugh and feel joy with her!

What a wonderful gift this book would make for anyone in your life who is considering adoption!


Here is what GoodReads has to say about “The Eye of Adoption”:

“No one just adopts.” From the very first steps of acknowledging adoption as a choice to the final document that seals the deal, Jody Cantrell Dyer paints a raw, warm, heartbreaking and eventually triumphant portrayal that narrates the entire adoption process through compassionate and humorous prose.

Dyer’s candor and soul color each page of The Eye of Adoption. She directly addresses the sorrows of infertility and the demands of adoption while consistently word-weaving a life rope of assurance, humor, and optimism for her readers.

A middle-aged wife, mother, and teacher, Dyer “tells it like it is” in hopes that waiting adoptive parents, birthparents, adoptees, and those close to them will find kinship through her story.

 

You can find more information and/or buy the book from these popular sites.

GOODREADS   JODY’S WEBSITE

AMAZON   ALIBRIS   POWELL’S BOOKS   HALF.COM

 

GOD BLESS

and

HAPPY READING!

 

Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange
for an honest review from the author.

 

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All the Bible Stories you know but like you never expected to hear them

 

The First Time We Saw Him This book took me completely by surprise! I actually had not expected to review it but due to a happy accident, I got the chance and I am thrilled to say that it is a wonderful book that everyone should read!

Matt Mikalatos asks us to take a step back and look at our faith from a different perspective – to look at God from a new perspective.

How many of us have a skewed view of God? How many of us feel detached from God because we just don’t feel a connection with him?

Matt points out that those of us who grew up in church, mostly learned the same lessons, heard the same Bible stories, memorized the same Bible verses and that has shaped our faith.

In many cases, like his own, this gives a somewhat flat and skewed view of Jesus and his amazing miracles, God and his love for us and the Spirit He sent us to be a constant companion.

In The First Time We Saw Him, Matt shows us the Bible stories we all know and love but with a very unique spin. Why didn’t someone think of this before?

This book has had an impact on me that I have never experienced from any other book (except the actual Bible of course) I’ve read on the subject!

AMAZING!

Will you read it? Will it change your outlook on life? Maybe…

Will it give you a renewed faith and help you to develop a relationship with God? I truly hope so!

 

4 Stars

 

And here is what Baker Publishing has to say about The First Time We Saw Him:

Scripture tells us that the words of Jesus made people uncomfortable, confused, angry, repentant, worshipful, and riotous.

Today, we read the words of Christ in a steady, even tone and find ourselves wondering if maybe we’re missing something. Could it be that we’ve lost the emotional power of Jesus’s words simply because we’re too familiar with them?

With incredible insight into the surprising and unsettling aspects of Jesus’s parables and life, Matt Mikalatos reimagines familiar stories and parables in a modern-day setting, bringing alive all the controversy and conflict inherent in the originals. Emotional, sometimes humorous, and even jaw-dropping, these stories raise provocative questions and offer a glimpse of Jesus as his contemporaries must have seen him.

 

You can find more information and/or buy the book from these popular sites.

GOODREADS   BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP   MATT’S WEBSITE

AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE   CHRISTIANBOOKS   ITUNES   BOOKSAMILLION

God Bless!

and

Happy Reading!

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Another winner! CONGRATS!!!

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I apologize that this post is so late.

I arrived at the ACFW conference today and it’s been crazy…crazy but GREAT!

So, without further ado…

The winner of

“A Light in the Wilderness”

is…

Lisa Stifler

CONGRATULATIONS!

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I have!

I will be contacting you shortly to tell you how to claim your prizes!

And it’s not required but I know Jane would really appreciate a review after you finish her book.

 

THANK YOU!

GOD BLESS!

And by the way…

 

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Bike Riding and Bible Study…

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The Ride of Your Life: What I Learned about God, Love and Adventure by Teaching My Son to Ride a Bike.

What exactly does teachng your son to ride a bike have to do with Faith?

Nothing.

…right?

WRONG!

I am thrilled to say that it has everyting to do with it! At least in Mike Howerton’s new book The Ride of Your Life – What I Learned about God, Love and Adventure by Teaching My Son to Ride a Bike it does.

Mike was inspired to take the principles he used to teach his son to ride a bicycle and expand them to help adults… not adults who need to learn how to ride a bike, although I’m sure it would work for that too… but adults who need help in their spiritual journey.

Mike asks us to examine our relationship with God. Are we relying too much on ourselves? Are we crippled by fear? Are we doing things the way God wants us to or like we want to?

A lot of people, I think, are frightened or overwhelmed by God. On the surface, He looks complicated and complex but the reality is that God’s love for us is amazingly simple. We just lose sight of that in the HUGENESS of God sometimes.

So let’s break it down to 5 simple lessons and see if that helps us.

It has certainly helped me!

Will you take this journey with me, with Mike? Do you remember what it was like to learn to ride a bike? Didn’t you feel great after you found out that you could do it after all? Did you ever want to go back to the training wheels? Nope. Me either. And my 11-year-old son didn’t either.

So let’s go along with Mike and see where it takes us!

 

5star

 

Here is what Baker Publishing says about The Ride of Your Life:

“If you’re looking to recapture the adventure of your faith and all the possibilities that emerge when you embrace it with passion, you can’t afford to miss The Ride of Your Life.”–Les Parrott, PhD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Talk

We can all remember the first time we learned to ride a bike. That terrible thrill when we first realized our dad had let go of the seat and we were on our own. That first crash. The skinned knees. The life of a Christian is a lot like that. We want to experience the freedom we’re promised, so we take a risk, a leap of faith–and sometimes we fall. But just like our dad running alongside of us, God is always there, equipping us, encouraging us, and comforting us.

Through the powerful analogy of teaching his son to ride a bike, Mike Howerton lays out five essential life lessons that will help you recapture the wonder of a childlike faith and embrace a passionate, adventurous life full of possibilities and promise.

 

You can find more information and/or buy the book from these popular sites.

GOODREADS   BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP   MIKE’S BLOG

AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE   CHRISTIANBOOKS   ITUNES   BOOKSAMILLION

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God Bless!
and
Happy Reading!

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“Love’s Fortune” by Laura Frantz

Loves Fortune

“Love’s Fortune” is the first book by Laura Frantz that I have had the pleasure of owning but it will not be the last!

It will only take a few sentences before you will find yourself sucked into the story.

No matter what is going on around you at that moment, you will hear the sound of bare feet running, thick skirts swishing and the quiet of a country barely settled.

Amazing!

I have a particular fondness for this story-line as I have Gaelic roots myself and more than a passing interest in the beautiful music a true musician can coax from a violin – undoubtedly one of the most elegant instruments ever made.

I won’t spoil the plot for you but I will tell you that this story will take you by surprise.

No predictable easy read is this story.

And though it is the third in the series, you may feel as if you’re missing something but it is only due to the mystery woven through the story and the family legacy – which Laura does very well indeed.

This is a beautifully written book and I’m thrilled to add it to my library!

I’m certain you would be too!

Now I just have to go hunt down books 1 & 2!

 

A bit more about “Love’s Fortune” from Revell:

 With two very different horizons stretched out before her, one young woman stands on the cusp of an unknown future.

Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena “Wren” Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas’s vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Wren makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world–family members she’s never met, dances she’s never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew.

As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes’ shipping line. Even with his help, Wren feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril?

With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty.

 

 

You can find more information and/or buy the book from these popular sites.

GOODREADS   BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP/REVELL   LAURA’S WEBSITE

AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE   CHRISTIANBOOK   LIFEWAY

 

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review
from the Revell Reads review program.

 

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God Bless!
and
Happy Reading!

 

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