Journey of the Heart Series by Colleen Coble | TOUR INTRO

Good morning!

 

From Litfuse:
We are excited to team with Thomas Nelson and Colleen Coble to take you back to Colleen’s very first story.

After the unexpected death of her brother, Colleen felt a wake-up call to pursue her writing dream. The Journey of the Heart series was born with her brother serving as the inspiration for the hero. The story is the re-imagining of what her brother might have experienced in his beloved Wyoming if he’d lived there as a frontiersman in the 19th century.

Released in six installments (short, 128 page books), the Journey of the Heart series reads like one epic book. We hope you will join us on this book-of-the-month tour.

For this tour:

  • I will review all six books in the series.
  • One book will be released per month (March-August), so you will have to come back each month to see my subsequent reviews.
  • In addition to posting reviews on this blog, Amazon, and GoodReads, for this tour, I will also be posting my review on Walmart.com

I will begin with the first book in the series: A Heart’s Disguise TOMORROW!

So pop back over and read my review. And if you’re interested in the contest Litfuse is having, info can be found HERE(There’s actually no info posted there…yet but it will be coming soon!)

Until then, GOD BLESS and Happy reading!

WE HAVE A WINNER! | SPECIAL Gift Pack – Amy Clipston

 

We have a winner!

and the winner is:

 

Danny Garza!
(I will be contacting you shortly via e-mail)

 

I just know you’ll ENJOY the book… and the extra goodies too!

And I hope the wonderful story will help make you a regular reader of Amy’s!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

and

GOD BLESS!

 

 

 

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

 

We have a winner!

and the winner is:

 

Donna Mynatt!
(I will be contacting you shortly via e-mail)

 

I just know you’ll ENJOY the book!

And I’m certain you’ll be looking forward to
the next one in the series as much as I am too!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

and

GOD BLESS!

 

 

 

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OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS MARATHON WINNER!

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And the winner of Jennifer Backstrand’s
“Huckleberry Christmas” & “An Amish Christmas Quilt”
                                           (a wonderful Christmas Anthology) 

is…

 

Marie Bruster


(I will be contacting you shortly via e-mail)

 

I just know you’ll ENJOY the books!

Jennifer Beckstrand is an incredibly talented author!

So are Kelly Long and Charlotte Hubbard!

GREAT reads for Christmas!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

ENJOY!

and

GOD BLESS!

 

 

 

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CLICK HERE to learn more about Lauraine Snelling’s Seasons of Grace Sweepstakes!

GOOD MORNING!

 

Have you read any books by Lauraine Snelling?

If the answer was No, you should change that!

And here is one chance!

In bestselling author Lauraine Snelling’s new novel, To Everything A Season, the tight-knit town of Blessing, North Dakota faces change and challenge at every turn.

In the middle of the maelstrom is young Trygve Knutson.  He’s devoted to his family and his community, but he sometimes dreams of other horizons–especially since meeting Miriam Hastings.

Miriam is in Blessing with one goal: to complete her training as a nurse, and get back to Chicago to support her siblings and her ailing mother.  But the town of Blessing has a way of drawing in the most reluctant visitor, and soon Miriam’s attachment to Trygve and his family has her questioning her entire future.

 

To celebrate the release of this heart-warming novel, Bethany House and author Lauraine Snelling are pleased to present the SEASONS OF GRACE Sweepstakes.  This sweepstakes features three special prizes, each closely connected to the book:  One prize to sweep you back into history, one prize to enable you to give to someone else, and one prize to help you celebrate a little of the story’s romance, in your own home.

 

About the Sweepstakes
How do you enter…

 

 

Seasons of Grace Grand Prize
RED RIVER RAILWAY ADVENTURE

The year is 1905, and for the citizens of the small Midwestern town of Blessing, North Dakota, few sounds are more exciting than the whistle of an inbound train.

In To Everything A Season, new visitors, old friends, and important supplies are transported to town on these rails, and the arrival platform is a place of warm greetings and new beginnings.

Our Grand Prize winner will have the chance to experience some of the same warmth and excitement with an authentic taste of the golden age of railroad travel:

A $200 value Scenic Steam Train Ride for Two (Location and dates available nationwide and will be specific to the winner’s state).

 

Seasons of Grace Second Prize
DINNER DELIVERY FROM INGEBORG

In the story, the inventive Ingeborg Bjorklund is well-known for her cooking, bread baking, and cheese making, and now she’s pondering another new idea to help her hometown: a delivery service!

Like the hard-working people in Blessing, many of our friends and family members carry heavy workloads and health burdens, and could use a helping hand and a comforting meal.

While we may not be able to deliver Ingeborg’s cooking, our Second Prize winner will win the next best thing, to be used for themselves, or as a gift to brighten the day of a friend facing chemo, a military spouse, a lonely senior citizen, or other worthy recipient:

$175 meal delivery gift card for MagicKitchen.com – Provide a full Thanksgiving meal for 6, or an extended selection of meals for 1 or 2. Gluten free, low sodium, and dialysis-friendly meals available.

 

Seasons of Grace Third Prize
STEAL AWAY DATE NIGHT PACK

The peaceful farming community of Blessing faces an unexpected threat when robbers target banks and businesses in towns nearby. As the town comes together to find a solution to the thieving problem, Ingeborg notices another kind of stealing going on: the new nurse in town, Miriam Hastings, has completely stolen the heart of her nephew, Trygve.

Soon Trygve and the dark-haired nurse with the sad eyes are regulars at the Blessing Soda Shop, sharing thoughts and dreams over Rebecca Valders’ famous fizzy concoctions.

Our Third Prize winner can share their own thoughts and dreams, and enjoy a taste of Blessing’s Soda Shop at home, with the Steal Away Date Night Pack.

This $100 value package includes: The UnGame Couples Edition, the Soda Stream Fountain Jet Home Soda Starter Kit, and the Homemade Soda Recipe Book.

How to Enter

 

 

Entering is easy!

Click HERE and complete the quick form at the bottom of the page!

By entering your e-mail address, you agree that author Lauraine Snelling may contact you for sweepstakes winner announcements and occasional newsletters.

Sweepstakes Eligibility:
Only persons residing in the United States who are at least 18 years of age or older may enter.

Sweepstakes Starts:
October 14, 2014 @ 12:01 AM (PST)

Sweepstakes Ends:
November 3, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (PST)

Winners will be selected on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and announced on the LauraineSnelling.comweb site.

The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller | Giveaway, Live Webcast Author Event, and Blog Tour

Don’t miss Judith Miller‘s latest novel, The Brickmaker’s Bride. CBA Retailers + Resources raves, “. . . a wonderful story about faith and love throughout life’s trials.”

Judith is celebrating with a Kindle HDX giveaway and  a “Refined by Love” Facebook author event on November 4th.

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller

Enter today but hurry, the giveaway ends on November 4th.

Winner will be announced at the Refined by Love Facebook Author Event. Connect with Judith for a fascinating evening centered around her new Civil War-era series. She’ll be hosting a book club discussion, giving away prizes, answering your questions, offering an exclusive peek at the next book in the Refined by Love series, and much more!

So grab your copy of The Brickmaker’s Bride and join Judith and friends on the evening of November 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

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Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

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{More about The Brickmaker’s Bride}

The Brickmaker’s Bride

Bestselling Author Judith Miller Debuts Historical Series Set in West Virginia

Yearning for a fresh start, Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, but it’s Ewan who gets the business up and running again. Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner’s daughter, and he feels a connection with her, but she’s being courted by another man–a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Besides, Ewan has resolved he’ll focus on making the brickmaking operation enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Scotland.

But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan’s hard work may come to naught. As his plans begin to crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. She and her mother may have a way to save the brickworks, and in turn Ewan may have another shot at winning Laura’s heart.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Judith’s website.

Judith Miller

{More About Judith Miller}

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas

Find out more about Judith at http://judithmccoymiller.com

Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney || B&B Weekend Getaway Giveaway, Facebook Party, and Blog Tour

 

The first book in Deborah Raney‘s new Chicory Inn series, Home to Chicory Lane, introduces us to Audrey Whitman, a mother who has launched all her children into life and now looks forward to fulfilling some of her own dreams during her empty-nest years. However, not all of her children are ready to stay out of the nest quite yet.

Deborah is celebrating the release of her new series with a $200 B&B Weekend Getaway and a Facebook author chat party.

Does a prize get any better than that!

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One winner will receive:

  • A B&B Weekend Getaway (via a $200 Visa cash card)
  • Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 9th. Winner will be announced at the Home to Chicory Lane Author Chat Party on 9/9. Deborah will be hosting a heartfelt book chat, giving away prizes, and answering questions from readers. She will also share an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the Chicory Inn series!

So grab your copy of Home to Chicory Lane and join Deborah on the evening of September 9th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

 

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!

Home to Chicory Lane, Deborah Raney
Home to Chicory Lane || Book 1, A Chicory Inn NovelLandyn longs for home, but her mother may have other plans.

Audrey Whitman’s dreams are coming true. Now that their five kids are grown, she and her husband, Grant, are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast just a mile outside of Langhorne, Missouri.

Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey’s daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she’s pulling makes it clear she’s not just here for a few days. Audrey immediately has questions. What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? Where was Landyn’s husband, Chase? And what else was her daughter not telling her? One thing was for sure, the Chicory Inn was off to a rocky start. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her daughter so desperately needs?

Learn more and purchase a copy on Deborah’s website.

Deborah Raney
Deborah Raney’s books have won numerous awards, including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deborah’s novels—for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita, where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies, and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Visit Deborah on the web at:

http://deborahraney.com

 

 

A GIVEAWAY – done a bit differently… Inspired by “Heaven Sent Rain” by Lauraine Snelling

Enter the GIVE:JOY Sweepstakes from author Lauraine Snelling!

 

GOOD MORNING!

 

I am here this morning to tell you about a unique opportunity!

 

In bestselling author Lauraine Snelling’s new novel, Heaven Sent Rain, Dinah Taylor has an orderly life, and that is just how she likes it. A balanced bank account, a perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. Then her well-ordered world is thrown into chaos when she finds a seven-year-old boy and his scruffy dog sitting alone outside her office building.

To celebrate the release of this heart-warming novel, FaithWords and author Lauraine Snelling are pleased to present the GIVE:JOY Sweepstakes.  This sweepstakes features three spectacular prizes, each closely connected to the story, but each prize also comes with a twist: you “Enter to Give”, rather than “Enter to Win”!

 

This is your chance to do something beautiful and make a difference for a friend, family member, shelter, church, or charity.

 

This giveaway starts July 1, 2014 and ends July 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Tuesday July 22, 2014, and announced at laurainesnelling.com.

 

 

GRAND PRIZE:

GIVE:JOY Grand Prize

HELP & HOPE SUPPORT GIFT

In Heaven Sent Rain, Dinah meets an extraordinary little boy named Jonah, and his dog, Mutt. Jonah faces a life of struggle, hunger, and poverty, but his courage in these challenges inspires Dinah to step outside her well-ordered world and do something wonderful for him. Through her choice, Dinah discovers joy is found not in getting more for herself, but in giving to make someone else’s life better. Our Grand Prize winner will have the same opportunity for joy, with their choice of :

• A $250 VISA gift card for a friend in need, or
• A $250 donation to the faith-based charity, church, or shelter of their choice

 

 

SECOND PRIZE:

GIVE:JOY Second Prize

BLESSINGS & BLOOMS SURPRISE BOUQUETS

A mysterious thing happens to Dinah several times in the story: flowers! Beautiful encouragement bouquets—with no sender’s name—appear on her office desk during difficult times when she feels she can’t go on. In honor of Dinah’s secret flower sender (you’ll have to read the story to find out his or her identity) we’re offering our Second Prize winner the chance to become a secret flower sender themselves, and brighten the day of a sick friend, a new mom, a military spouse, a weary co-worker, or some other deserving person in their life, with:

• A 3-month gift subscription to ProFlowers Bouquet of the Month Club

 

 

THIRD PRIZE:

GIVE:JOY Third Prize

VALIANT VET ENCOURAGEMENT GIFT

Like Jonah’s dog, Mutt, the animals in our lives are priceless sources of help, comfort, and unconditional love. No one understands this better than our story’s hero, veterinarian Garret Miller. Throughout the book, “Dr. G” works tirelessly to save and heal people’s furry friends, including Mutt, and an injured service dog named Valiant.

And Like Dr. G, many real-life veterinarians and animal shelter workers make all the difference in the lives of our animals, often giving services beyond what’s billed. Our Third Prize winner will have a chance to do something extra special for their favorite vet or animal shelter, with:

• A $100 veterinary/shelter donation to be used toward treatment of an animal whose owner cannot afford to pay for veterinary care, or
• A $100 Starbucks card sent to the veterinary/shelter staff as a special encouragement gift

 

How to Enter:

Go to http://www.laurainesnelling.com/html/giveaways.html and complete the entry box, anytime between July 1 and July 21.

 

About the Book

Book Title: Heaven Sent Rain – by Lauraine Snelling

ISBN:089296913X

 

Heaven Sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling

Book Summary:

Dinah Taylor has an orderly life, and that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah.

The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day…and the next. She tries to learn more about him, to help him, but he’s remarkably skilled at evading her questions.

And then, late one night, he calls her in a panic–his dog has been badly injured. Dinah rushes them to a local animal clinic, where she meets Garret, a veterinarian with a thriving practice and a passion for drawing.

Though Jonah takes to Garret right away, for some reason neither understands, Dinah and Garret just don’t mesh. But for Jonah’s sake, their lives continue to collide, and slowly the relationship between these three strangers begins to change.

 

 

I don’t know about you but I can hardly wait to read the book!

 

 

GOD BLESS

and

HAPPY READING!

 

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

 

We have a winner!

and the winner is:

 

Teresa Wade Sheroke!
(I will be contacting you shortly via e-mail)

 

I just know you’ll ENJOY the book!

And I’m certain you’ll be looking forward to
the next one in the series as much as I am too!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

and

GOD BLESS!

 

 

 

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RUMSPRINGA’S HOPE | Kindle Giveaway from Beth Shriver

Don’t miss the first book, Rumspringa’s Hope, in Beth Shriver‘s new Spirit of the Amish series.
Beth is celebrating the series launch with a Kindle Fire Giveaway!

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Rumspringa’s Hope by Beth Shriver

Enter today, but hurry! The giveaway ends on June 22nd. Winner will be announced June 23rd on Beth’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Beth’s blog on June 23rd to see if you won.

NEW FROM QUILTS OF LOVE: A Stich and a Prayer | Kindle HDX Giveaway and “Quilting Bee” Facebook Party

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Stitch and a Prayer, by Eva Gibson. A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.

Celebrate May’s release by entering to win a Kindle HDX and RSVP for the Quilts of Love “Quilting Bee” Facebook party with the Quilts of Love authors.

 

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

Enter today. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 17th.

Winner will be announced at the “Quilting Bee” Facebook party with Emily Wierenga, Loree Lough, and Tara Randel. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

 

A Stitch and a Prayer

 

{More about A Stitch and a Prayer}

New from Quilts of Love | A Stitch and a Prayer

A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.

After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.

But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?

Learn more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.

Eva Gibson

{More About Eva Gibson}

Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including “The Gift of Forgiveness” and “The Three Marys.” She currently teaches “writing your life story” classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for “A Stitch and a Prayer.”

Find out more about Eva at http://www.abingdonpress.com/eva_gibson.

A GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED) | “The Last Bride” by Beverly Lewis |And a BONUS!

"The Last Bride" by Beverly Lewis

Good Morning!

 

How many of you have read “The Last Bride” by Beverly Lewis? ALL OF YOU, I hope…

OK maybe ALL is a bit optimistic…

I haven’t even read all of the books in The Home to Hickory Hollow series yet. But I’m working on them.

Next week I will be reviewing “The Last Bride”.

I will also be posting a special interview with Beverly Lewis!

She has graciously agreed to answer a few questions to which I’m certain we would ALL love to know the answers.

 

The contest has ended.

THANK YOU to everyone who entered. God Bless!

 

While we’re all waiting, here is a bit more about “The Last Bride” from Bethany House:

Of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie’s father opposes the match.

Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they’ll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?

Look for my book review in 1 week! And check back for the winner as well!

HAPPY READING!

and

GOD BLESS!

Another Chance to Win!

 

Come help us celebrate the release of another fantastic
Quilts of Love release!

 

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, Maybelle in Stitches, by Joyce Magnin. Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it.

Joyce is celebrating the release with a $200 Modcloth giveaway. Enter today for a chance to spruce up your spring wardrobe!

Just click the picture below.

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One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Modcloth gift card
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
  • Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin

 

And while you’re waiting, a bit more about the book:

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Maybelle In Stitches | A Quilts of Love book.

Maybelle Kazinzki can’t sew. She was after all, the only girl in the seventh grade Home Economics class to sew the zipper in the neck hole of the A-Line dress they were supposed to make. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house she gets the crazy idea to finish it—somehow, come heck or high water. She thinks it will help fill the lonely nights while her husband, Holden, is serving overseas during World War II.

Her recently departed mother’s quilt is made from scraps of material Maybelle traces back to her mother’s childhood, her grandmother’s childhood and her own childhood. She tries to add one of Holden’s stripes to it but the sewing is not going well and neither is her life. After receiving some harsh news, Maybelle’s faith falters and she puts the quilt away and stops trusting God. But God is faithful- no matter what. And it’ll take a group of neighborhood women armed with quilting needles to help Maybelle believe that.

 

And a bit more about the author:

Joyce Magnin
Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright’s Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Find out more about Joyce at http://www.quiltsoflovebooks.com/products/31/Maybelle-in-Stitches.

 

 

GOD BLESS

and

HAPPY READING!

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We Have A Winner

Envelope Winner

Sorry it took me so long to post the winner. My “picker” went to bed early last night
so I had to wait for her to get out of bed this morning. 🙂

May I have the envelope please…

And the winner is –

 

Barb Wagner

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have won a copy of Denise Hunter’s The Convenient Groom

ENJOY!

I will e-mail you shortly with further info.

 

GOD BLESS

and

HAPPY READING!

 

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I am sorry if any of the content is inappropriate.

More about the GIVEAWAY from Litfuse…

Don’t miss Denise Hunter‘s latest Chapel Springs Romance, Dancing with Fireflies. 

Reviewers have already labeled Dancing with Fireflies ”swoon-worthy” and “the perfect love story.” 

Join Denise in celebrating the release of her new book by entering her Kindle HDX giveaway and RSVPing for her April 10th Facebook party.

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One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Dancing with Fireflies and Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Enter today.

But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 10th. Winner will be announced at the Dancing with Fireflies Facebook Party on April 10th. Connect with Denise for an evening of prizes, book chat, and an exclusive look at the next book in the series.

And check back on March 29th for my review of Dancing With Fireflies!

Here is the LINK for the Blog tour Landing Page so you can check out all the other great reviews too!

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 10th!

And while you’re waiting…

{More about Dancing with Fireflies}

DWFCoverDancing With Fireflies

A Chapel Springs Romance

Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again.

Creative and complicated, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden growing up in Chapel Springs. When she left, she thought she’d never look back. But now, pregnant, alone, and broke, she has no other choice but to return.

The mayor of Chapel Springs, Daniel Dawson, has been an honorary member of the McKinley family for years. While his own home life was almost non-existent, Daniel fit right into the boisterous McKinley family. He’s loved Jade for years, but she always saw him as a big brother. Now that she’s back, his feelings are stronger than ever.

As Jade attempts to settle in, nothing feels right. God seems far away, she’s hiding secrets from her family, and she’s strangely attracted to the man who’s always called her “squirt.” Finding her way home may prove more difficult than she imagined.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Denise’s website.

Denise Hunter

{More About Denise Hunter}

Denise Hunter is an internationally published best-selling author. Her books have won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist. In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all of her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps, too. When Denise isn’t writing, she’s busy raising three heroes-in-the-making with her husband.

Find out more about Denise at http://www.denisehunterbooks.com/.

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TWO Giveaways! (CLOSED) And one of them is RIGHT HERE!!!

Denise Hunter has written the next book in her Chapel Springs series: “Dancing With Fireflies” and I will be reviewing it SOON for you (March 29th)!

Dancing With Fireflies is the second book in this series so I’m giving away another book that is #2 in it’s series – “The Convenient Groom” – book two in Denise Hunter’s Nantucket Love Story series.

Litfuse and Denise Hunter have their own giveaway going on but I am hosting a giveaway all my own.

YES. I am shamelessly promoting my own blog. I NEED MORE FOLLOWERS!

The giveaway has ended.

THANK YOU to everyone who entered. God Bless!

Giveaway Disclaimer:

  • The contest ended Tuesday, April 1st at midnight EST!
  • My contest is not run by rafflecopter or random.org or any other site. The form above will e-mail me when someone enters and I will be drawing the winner’s name out of a hat (actually my daughter has informed me that she wants to do the drawing part).
  • The winner was notified by e-mail and announced here on my blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.

If this all goes well, there will be more to come.

A bit more about the book I’m giving away can be found below.

The Convenient Groom
A Nantucket Love Story
From Thomas Nelson

Each Romance For Good novel offers a story of hope and love that positively portrays the eternal impact of relationships.

The Convenient Groom (A Nantucket Love Story)Dr. Kate has it all – a radio talk show, a nationally-syndicated column, and a publisher who is paying for a lavish wedding to coincide with the release of her first book, Finding Mr. Right-For-You. But when her fiancé jilts her the morning of the wedding, her life begins to crash around her. Who, after all, would want a relationship book by a counselor who can’t even hold her own engagement together?

When Lucas Wright realizes what has happened, he offers to marry Kate and save her public image. Kate’s heart-and her pride-have been deeply wounded. Are Lucas’s handsome smile and utter devotion enough to convince her that her marriage is more than she had ever expected?

Check back soon for more info about the Litfuse Contest and Blog Tour of Dancing With Fireflies and to read my AWESOME review, of course.

Enter to WIN! And a Facebook chat party! Don’t miss it!

New from Quilts of Love: A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare | Kindle HDX Giveaway and “Spring Fling” Facebook Party

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Star Without Stars, by Linda S. Clare. “Authentic characters with realistic challenges pull us right into the Native American world of the 1950s. A memorable story with substance and hope.” —Melody Carlson

Linda is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway and joining her fellow Quilts of Love authors, Barbara Cameron and Joyce Magnin, for a Facebook “Spring Fling” party on April 1st.

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
  • Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin

More about A Sky Without Stars

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A Sky Without Stars | A Quilts of Love Book

In 1951, Frankie Chasing Bear is a Lakota caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she knows he will need to become as a white man to succeed. After his father’s killed in a barroom brawl, Harold and Frankie move to Arizona, where she begins a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn and prayed into it.

She distrusts Christians, as her own parents were forced to convert at an Indian School, until she meets BIA agent Nick Vandergriff, a half-Lakota who’s also caught between cultures. Nick must convince Frankie that white men and Christians aren’t all bad as he tries to win her heart in order to put the stars back into her sky.

DON’T MISS OUT ON A MINUTE!

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CONTEST | Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values

Real Women Leading: With Proverbs 31 Values is a must-have leadership resource for today’s Christian woman. Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder have successfully learned to navigate the marketplace by cultivating biblical truth, credible relationship development, and practical application into everyday life through ten foundational principles.

Lisa and Dawn are celebrating the release of their book with an iPad Mini giveaway and a Facebook “Leading with Values” author chat event on March 20th.

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One winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini
  • Real Women Leading by Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder

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{MORE ABOUT REAL WOMEN LEADING}

With Proverbs 31 values.

Today’s marketplace is not always a “values-friendly” environment. Business leaders Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder show you that you can live and thrive in a “valueless” workplace when you live by biblical values and principles.

Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values is a must-have leadership resource for today’s Christian woman. Written by women in the marketplace, Real Women cultivates biblical truth, credible relationship development, and practical application into everyday life through ten foundational principles. Once women embrace these ten principles, they will soon discover the multiple attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman in today’s marketplace and learn practical ways to implement the wisdom from that timeless Scripture passage.

Women will be encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents in the marketplace as they live out the principles that invite others to embrace the equality-inspiring values they live by. Knowing that we are not the end users of the gospel message, the Proverbs 31 leader will find the initiative to inspire the upcoming generation to view womanhood as a gift and continue the learning process that will impact generations to come.

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

Don’t miss out on the book or the chat party! What a great time for some fun and fellowship!

Lisa Troyer Dawn Yoder

{MORE ABOUT LISA TROYER DAWN YODER}

**Lisa Troyer** Sometimes referred to by friends as the “singing executive,” wife, mom, radio personality, recording artist, speaker, and author. Her Circle of Friends women’s outreach, formed over a decade ago, is growing in all directions. Lisa uses her gift of encouragement, her influence, and her resources to open doors for women to discover their significance and belonging. She and her family currently live in Ohio.

**Dawn Yoder** is passionate about developing people to discover their strengths and reach their leadership potential. As CEO of a 500-plus employee company, she seeks to bring values and principle-based thinking into all aspects of society through a round table environment. Dawn is a member of the John Maxwell coaching team, an international trainer, a speaker with the Circle of Friends ministry, a contributing writer, a songwriter, and a frequent worship leader. She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for more than 20 years and have four children.

Find out more about Lisa Troyer at http://www.newhopedigital.com/2013/09/real-women-leading/.

CONTEST CRAZE Post 3 | Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck | $200 “Princess” Giveaway, Blog Tour, and Facebook Party!

See, you got a day in-between these last two contests.

Welcome to the latest offering from Rachel Hauck, Princess Ever After, in her Royal Wedding series. USA Today had this to say about the book: “Injected with a beautifully sublime faith thread, Princess Ever After has a little something extra to offer by way of complex modern characters, a bit of political intrigue, a couple of sweet twists on the ‘stepsisters/stepmother’ plot thread, and a tummy-tingling romance.”

Rachel is celebrating her “swoon”-worthy romance with a fun $200 “Princess” prize package giveaway and a Facebook “Princess” party on March 6th. Grab your tiaras and RSVP today! princessever-400-click

One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa cash card (buy your very own “princess ever after” gown or tanks of gas for your “royal” ride)
  • Princess Ever After, Once Upon a Prince, and The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

 

 

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck{More about Princess Ever After}

A Royal Wedding Book

Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.

But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.

Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future—and his own.

Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever. Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together—with a little divine intervention—Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.

Purchase a copy and learn more at Rachel’s website.

See ya there!

GOD BLESS and HAPPY READING!

CONTEST CRAZE Post 1 | Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan | iPad Giveaway, Facebook Party, and Blog Tour

Do you have your copy of “Where Courage Calls” yet?

No, would you like to win one?

Cause I know of a good contest!

Janette and Laurel are celebrating with an iPad Mini giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on March 4th.

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One winner will receive:

That’s exciting isn’t it! I know I’d enter…if I didn’t already have my copy that is. But I do and I have a great tablet I love so I’ll leave it to you all. It’s only fair.

And while you wait for the party and my review (COMING SOON), take a look at this:

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{More about Where Courage Calls}

Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected…

Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.

But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she’d feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don’t even speak English. There isn’t even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth’s heart is torn between two young men–both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.

Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she’s had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?

Purchase a copy and read an excerpt here.

Hope to see you there! And make sure you come back here soon to check out my review!

GOD BLESS YOU!

CONTEST | LITFUSE | Amish Roads series – A Road Unknown | Barbara Cameron

Barbara Cameron is celebrating the release of A Road Unknown with a $200 Visa cash card giveaway and a fun “Amish Roads” Facebook party.

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One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa cash card
  • A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 27th. Winner will be announced at Barbara’s “Amish Roads” Facebook Party on February 27th. Connect with Barbara for an evening of book chat, Amish trivia, laughter, prizes, and more!



So grab your copy of A Road Unknown and join Barbara and friends on the evening of February 27th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

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{More about A Road Unknown}

Book 1 in the new Amish Roads series

Elizabeth is at a crossroad. She’s been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can’t decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it’s also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound.

But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula’s friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs. She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?

HOPEFUL by Shelley Shepard Gray | Win a copy!

Have you purchased the book yet? NO… Would you like to win a copy?

Click the picture below for your chance! 

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Shelley and her publisher are celebrating by giving away FIVE copies of the book. 

Enter today and be sure to visit Shelley’s blog on the 24th to see if YOU won one of the books!

Until then, here’s a bit more about Shelley Shepard Gray from LITFUSE:

Shelley Shepard Gray{About Shelley Shepard Gray}

Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Find out more about Shelley at http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com.

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The links are up for the contest for “The Calling”! YAY!

Actually I think they were up last night but I didn’t find out until this morning. Sorry.

You can click HERE to see information about “The Calling”, to read an excerpt and to find out more about the blog tour schedule!

And you can click HERE or on the picture below to learn more about the contest and to enter!

You don’t want to miss out on this!

Suzanne is celebrating the release of The Calling by giving away TWO iPads, TWO Kindles, and TWO Nooks! 

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Two grand prize winners will receive:

  • An iPad
  • The Letters and The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Four second place winners will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX or a Nook HD—winner’s choice!
  • The Letters and The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I know I would enter if I didn’t already have both books and an e-reader.

As it is, I’ll leave the chances to win open to everyone else.

So HAPPY READING and GOD BLESS!

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“The Calling” CONTEST Sponsored by Litfuse!

The contest begins TODAY and runs until February 8th!

Don’t miss it!

Litfuse is running a contest to go along with the blog tour of “The Calling” by Suzanne Woods Fisher!

I LOVE contests, don’t you?

I had hoped to have links for you today to get more information about this contest but it appears the holiday has thrown everything out of whack.

I will post links as soon as I have them but I wanted you to know that the contest officially starts today.

You can click HERE to go to the Litfuse tour page and once “The Calling” is clickable, it should lead you to info about the tour.

You can click HERE for more reviews from GoodReads.

And you can click HERE for more info and extras from the Baker Publishing Group.

I will be posting my review for “The Letters” – book 1 in the series before I post my review for “The Calling” a few days later.

Watch for them.

And check out the contest!

We have bloggers reviewing the book until the 4th of February! That’s a good long blog tour!

God Bless You!

“Aloha Rose” by Lisa Carter

I just love the Hawaiian people, Don’t you!

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As a matter of fact, there is a LOT about these wonderful islands I LOVE! The people, the language, the culture, the beaches and the climate! Talk about…

FUN in the SUN!

I grew up reading the Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn and a lot of that series takes place in the Hawaiian Islands.

Well this book is not a whole lot like that series. In fact probably the only things this book shares with that series is that it’s Christian and Romance. But it’s a GREAT READ and I highly recommend it! In fact, I loved the two books I’ve received (free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review) in the Quilts of Love series, that I went in search of more! I now have “For Love of Eli”, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas” and “Pieces of the Heart” (My review for “The Christmas Quilt” is a little further down the page) on my bookshelf.

I love when authors come together for a wonderful theme like this. It ties all the different books together so well. It reminds us that we come from so many different walks of life and different backgrounds but that God ties us all together. And if we want to, we can find other things that tie us together too.

What Litfuse has to say about the book:

Aloha Rose” by Lisa Carter:
When Laney Carrigan’s adoptive parents encourage her as an adult to seek out her birth family, her only clue is the Lokelani quilt in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island, she battles fears of rejection from a family that abandoned her once before while her faith struggles to embrace God’s love.

Along the path to her true heritage, she meets Hawaiian cowboy/helicopter pilot, Kai Barnes. Kai is determined to protect the people he’s come to regard as family against a woman he suspects of being nothing more than a gold-digger, but he finds himself drawn to Laney in spite of his reservations. He’s spent his entire life seeking forgiveness from past mistakes and longs for a second chance at happiness. Laney’s painstaking journey to find restoration and a place to belong among the breathtaking allure of the Big Island will lead her closer to her past and maybe even something more.

What I have to say about the book: 1 word – Chills!

Do not miss this book! Aside from being about the amazing island of Hawaii, it is about Romance, Love and Faith in God! A true story of the heart!

Lisa writes well enough about the Hawaiian experience that I almost expect to hear drums in the background and see Hula girls dancing when I look up. She paints the story with vivid details and colorful descriptions. The story moves along at a great pace and the characters are very well developed!

A lot of authors write “native” or “Amish” like they’re writing about their every day life. Lisa doesn’t do this. If I didn’t know any better, I would think she grew up in Hawaii. She uses their phrases and expressions flawlessly and the story flows right around them.

Read it, you won’t be sorry! And read as many of the other books in the “Quilts of Love” series that you can as well. I can’t wait to read the next one!

Got to have lots of links for you!
You can find more information about the Blog Tour on Litfuse HERE!
Check out other titles in the Quilts of Love Series HERE!
Read more about the book HERE on the GoodReads Book Page.
And check out the author’s website HERE!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity book review program in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading

And

GOD BLESS!

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