Monday, June 30, 2014

Child of Mine: A Book Review

About The Book:

Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
 
Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile. 
 
Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Authors:

David Lewis is the bestselling author of Coming Home, his first solo novel, as well as a keyboard artist and pilot. He is the first editor for his wife, Beverly Lewis, as well as research partner and manager. David was born in Minnesota, grew up in the Midwest, and met Beverly in Colorado, where they currently make their home.

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her website at www.beverlylewis.com for more information.

My Review:

I have been reading Beverly Lewis' books for so long I cannot even tell you the first time I did, but what I can say is that I have never been disappointed with any of her books. So when I found out her and her husband, David, were releasing a new project, I knew I HAD to read it! And once again, not disappointed in any way, shape or form.

From the beginning of Child of Mine I was hooked by the story line. I loved that while the book was classic Amish Fiction, that Lewis and Lewis are best known for, it contained a lot of interaction with "Plain" folk, and included a really great mystery story line. I loved that the theme of God bringing good even in the bad is so predominant in this book! A wonderful reminder to be sure. 

The characters were superb, the writing style kept my attention throughout and I read the book in only a couple of days. 

If you are a fan of Amish Fiction, and specifically, Beverly Lewis, you will enjoy this read, and if you have never read a Beverly Lewis book, what are you waiting for?

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Child of Mine at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Full Steam Ahead: A book Review

About The Book:

When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?


Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Two-time RITA finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance because she believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at www.karenwitemeyer.com.

My Review:

If you are looking for a light, fun read for your summer reading list, road trips, or to enjoy will sitting on the beach, look no further than Full Steam Ahead.

I thoroughly enjoyed the details in historical facts, the story lines that caught my attention from the first pages and held it until the very last words, and especially the wonderfully developed characters. Darius and Nicole were especially adorable and I loved the developmental of their relationship (sorry for the spoiler!). The book is funny, with just the right amount of romance and adventure to create a well-rounded book that has God at the center of the story! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Full Steam Ahead at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Spoken For: A Book Review

About The Book:

Say Yes to the Love Story of Your Life
A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?

In Spoken For, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences,   these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story.

You are not up for grabs. You are spoken for.

Includes questions for group discussion and personal reflection

You can read an excerpt of Spoken For here, in PDF format.

About The Authors:

Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the much-loved Christy Miller Series and co-author of Praying for Your Future Husband, has had more than 4.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her frequent speaking engagements have taken her around the globe. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii and have a grown son and daughter.

Twenty-six-year-old Alyssa Joy Bethke is a popular blogger and a newlywed. She serves with her husband—speaker, author, and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke—as they travel the world sharing God’s lavish grace. Alyssa lives in the Pacific Northwest with Jeff and their yellow lab, Aslan, and enjoys reading, hiking, paddleboarding, and, of course, coffee.

My Review:

Spoken For was a delightful, encouraging and inspiring read! It is the perfect read for any woman, from young adult to senior citizen, who is trying to discover more of who they are in Christ. With personal stories, a strong amount of scripture references and a wonderful writing style one will read this book in no time flat, but the words will stay with you for a long time.   

With topics like "You are Loved", "You are Pursued", and others this book is perfect for individual study or perhaps a book study with a small group of women. I loved the questions at the end of each chapter, which allowed me to dig a little bit deeper into God's word. It was a beautiful reminder that our timing is not His, and while we wait we are loved!

If you are looking for a book that will encourage you, or another woman in your life, then definitely pick up this book!

I highly recommend Spoken For and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Spoken For online through Amazon.com. It is also available at your favorite local bookseller from WaterBrook Multnomah

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Blogging for Books program via WaterBrook Multnomah, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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.

SEAGRASS PIER | Pre-order @ColleenCoble’s NEW book for just $4.99. Enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Don’t miss Colleen Coble‘s latest release in the Hope Beach series, Seagrass Pier. The book releases July 1st, and Colleen's publisher is offering the ebook at a special pre-order price of just $4.99 between now and 6/30 everywhere ebooks are sold.



PLUS . . . between 6/9 – 6/30 Colleen will be hosting a Kindle giveaway.


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One winner will receive:


  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX

  • Seagrass Pier and the rest of the Hope Beach series by Colleen Coble

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 30th. Winner will be announced on Colleen's blog on July 1st.





Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning and be sure to stop by Colleen's blog on July 1st to see if you won!

A Place in His Heart: A Book Review

About The Book:

She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart?
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of the London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother. 

With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas's secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary's world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister? 

And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband's broken heart?


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Rebecca DeMarino is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society. She was a 2011 Genesis Award semi-finalist and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. A Place in His Heart is based on DeMarino's ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life--and a legacy--in the New World. Learn more at www.rebeccademarino.com.

My Review:

One thing that I have loved about reviewing books over the last almost five years, is that it has brought me back to one of the very first genres that I fell in love with over 20 years ago: Historical Christian Fiction. I have been blessed to read some amazing novels over this time and recently read one that will definitely be on my fave list for sure!

A Place in His Heart has everything a great historical fiction, be it Christian or not, should have. Correct historical references, outstanding characters, amazing story lines and a book that flows well. Really, it was that good. I was up late into the night reading this one, taken into the world of Mary and Barnabas from the very first chapter. This was absolutely one of my favorite debut novels ever, and I cannot wait for book two of The Southold Chronicles to find out what happens next in this series. You can get a sneak peek into the next book, as an excerpt is included at the back of this one! A heart-warming read that I thoroughly enjoyed with a comfy quilt and cup of tea over a couple of days. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Place in His Heart at your favorite local bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Revell Reads Blogging Program and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Forever Amish: A Blog Tour and Book Review

About The Book:

The latest book in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amishintroduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.
It’s the Last Thing She Expects to Find
Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father’s hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop’s buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin— and opens a Pandora’s box that will forever change Sally’s life.
About The Author:
Author Kate Lloyd is a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, PA, the inspiration for her novels. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She's worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.
My Review:
One thing that I enjoy about Amish Fiction is it's ability to take us to a culture and life that many of us are not familiar with, yet desire. It is about simplicity and community, something many of us don't have because in today's society it's all about go, go, go and don't get close to people for fear of rejection. The simplicity found in the Amish lifestyle is something that has taught me ways to be simple despite all going on in my life. 
Forever Amish was a truly heartwarming book about family, love and forgiveness. It is engaging from the very first pages, and while it is the third book in Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, it does well as a stand-alone novel. I felt that the characters continued to be well-developed and loved all the interactions throughout the book. A lovely pick for your summer reading list to be sure.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Forever Amish online through Amazon.com. It is also available through your favorite local bookseller from David C. Cook
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Activities for Adventures in Odyssey Fans


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Summer is officially here! Don't let your kids' boredom run rampant. Adventures in Odyssey is here to save the day. Below are some must-try ideas for summer fun! Want even more summer fun? For the month of June, you can join the Odyssey Adventure Club for only $5! More details can be found here.



Summer Activities
As a parent you are probably a big proponent of reading. Encourage your kids to dig into a book or two this summer with Adventures in Odyssey's On Your Marks Summer Reading Challenge. Bonus points if YOU create a reading challenge for yourself as you read along with your kids!


Looking for something hands-on? Create Matthew in 3-D! Invite a few of your kids' friends over for a play date, print off the activity sheet, and let them have at it for the afternoon (with the promise of cookies and lemonade once they've finished constructing Matthew).


Maybe your kids aren't into reading, but they love math. If that's the case, have them solve Eugene's Sudoku!


The laundry needs to be done; the dishes need to be put away. But your kids are begging you to take them out to the zoo. Let them take a whack at Matthew's Decoder in the morning, then make an agreement that if they figure out how to use the decoder, you'll take them on an afternoon adventure. That'll give you the morning to finish up your to-do list!

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Join the Odyssey Adventure Club for $5!



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Are your kids in need of a safe and fun environment where they can explore, create and imagine, all while developing their faith and learning biblical truth? Enter the Odyssey Adventure Club (AOC)!

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For a limited time, you can join HERE for only $5 (regular monthly membership costs $15 for up to six users)!



Families will be able to stream the Adventures in Odyssey library, plus listen to exclusive new monthly episodes.  Busy families will find 24/7 access to the content through the Odyssey Adventure Club mobile iPhone app.



Children can also read daily devotions, interact with hands-on activities and view video documentaries featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the Adventures in Odyssey stories. Parents can feel confident their children are safe on the Odyssey Adventure Club website — Focus on the Family staff will be monitoring all comments before they’re publicly posted.



A portion of each Odyssey Adventure Club membership will benefit Focus on the Family partner relief organizations, including Christian Veterinary Mission, Operation Christmas Child and Compassion International. This provides parents with an opportunity to teach children about the value of giving and serving others.



Coming in July, Odyssey Adventure Club members get to listen to the brand new album, "The Ties That Bind," FIRST before it's available ANYWHERE ELSE!



Click here to join for only $5!


Want more summer activities for your kids inspired by the Odyssey Adventure Club? Check out this post.

Finding Spiritual Whitespace: A Book Review

About The Book:

Move beyond Surviving to a Rejuvenating Place of Soul Rest
How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God?  

Bonnie Gray knows what that's like. On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, she saw her plans shatter into a journey through painful memories and anxiety. In her search for answers, she made an important discovery: we all need spiritual whitespace.

Whitespace.
 It's the space on a page left unmarked. Untouched. Whitespace makes art beautiful. It gives the eye a place to rest. Just like beautiful art, our souls need balance and beauty.      
With heartbreaking honesty, Bonnie guides you to discover a better story for yourself, one that feeds your soul and makes room for rest. Infused with biblical encouragement and thought-provoking prompts, this book shows us how to create space in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith--right in the midst of our stress-frayed lives.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Bonnie Gray is the soulful writer behind faithbarista.com, serving up shots of faith for the daily grind. Her work is featured on DaySpring (in)courage and nationally syndicated on Crosswalk.com. After graduating from UCLA, Bonnie served as a missionary, ministry entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley high-tech professional. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Eric, and their two sons.

My Review:

When a book has a forward written by one of your favorite bloggers, Jon Acuff, and has endorsements from favorite authors and bloggers, you know that has the potential of being an amazing read. And this was exactly the case with Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray.

The book will grip your emotions and bring you to a place that you will reflect on your past, as you deal with the present and how you will respond to life for the future. It was not an easy read at times, reading out the author's childhood trauma however, the practical advice given throughout was worth reading the tough stuff.

As a member of the launch team for the book, I did not know what to expect of the book, despite the amazing reviews I had read and the endorsements from folks like Sarah Mae, Ann Voskamp and Holley Gerth, among others. This book has exceeded all my expectations. While I have not dealt with PTSD, I do know many people in my life that have, and will absolutely encourage them to read this book. Not only is it a wonderful one to read, but included in the book are many opportunities to journal and work through your trials and life experiences to create your own whitespace moments. 

Here are a few quotes from the book that resonated deeply with me:

"Whitespace signifies a space for a story...my soul was designed for spiritual rest: spiritual whitespace" (p.31)

"finding your whitespace is daring to discover the placed in your heart that are virgin, tender, soft, untraveled, wounded, or broken - so Jesus can make those place yours and his" (p. 32)

"Quiet signifies intimacy with you is important to Jesus. Jesus is the Intimate One who cares about your burdens. Jesus loves us when we feel alone. Jesus is the companion with courage to walk with us in the quiet." (p. 145)

"sometimes we can't rest until we look at why our heart feels torn. We have to choose a living story. Jesus is our companion for this journey. He understands what it's like to feel torn. He can travel torn with us today. You and I were destined to journey off script. To walk with Jesus by faith into the whitespace of our story - to trace the rainbow through the rain" (p. 193)

This book came to me at a remarkable time in my life at I try to create more quiet time in my life and allow God to teach me through life experiences what He wants me to learn, not what I think I need. It was a great read, and I look forward to digging even deeper this summer, as I take more time to use the journal prompts and allow God to use this book in my heart and life.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Finding Spiritual Whitespace at your favorite local bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. It is also available on Amazon.com

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Revell Reads Blogging Program and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Woman of Fortune: A Book Review

About The Book:

You never know what you're really made of until you lose everything.

Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream--designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must face incredible odds to save her family--and discover a life worth living.

Author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers a story both poignant and emotionally gripping that celebrates the kind of fortune that lasts.

You can read an excerpt of A Woman of Fortune here, in PDF Format

You can access a Group Reading Guide for this book, here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who investigated the largest cattle fraud case in US history. Her legal experience gives her an insider's view into how people react under pressure. Gilbert explores the complexity of relationships in her emotionally charged stories about women in life-changing circumstances. The author of Mother of Pearl, she currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband. Learn more at www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com.

My Review:

If you want to read a novel this summer that will draw you in immediately from the first pages of chapter one, that is fast-paced and has remarkable, real-to-life characters that any reader can relate to, and discover themes like family, the impact of God's Grace, forgiveness, greed and more, then look no further than A Woman of Fortune. The cover caught my eye right away, intriguing me enough to find out what the story was of this beautiful woman on the cover. If a cover catches me, then I know, most often it is going to be a great read. This one was indeed. It was an emotional read and times and my favorite character was the main one, Claire. I absolutely loved and admired her determined attitude to overcome her difficulties. The story lines intermingled nicely and the book flowed wonderfully as well.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Woman Of Fortune online through Amazon.com; it is also available through your favorite local bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Revell Reads Blogging Program, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Season Of Changes: A Blog Tour and Review

About The Book:

Book One in the NEW Seasons of Pinecraft series | A Season of Change
An Amish widower finds love in unexpected places.
Amish widower Jacob Miller believes it was a mistake to visit the Amish village of Pinecraft for winter vacation, especially after his daughter is struck by a car. Stranded in Sarasota until his daughter recovers, Jacob grows increasingly wary of events that unfold in his unfamiliar surroundings—including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett.
Natalie never thought her circus career as an aerial silks artist would end with a blown-out knee at the age of 25. She also never knew her late mother had a secret—that she was once Amish.
When Natalie meets the Millers at the Sarasota hospital, she is attracted to their warm hospitality and simple ways—and soon wonders if they can help her find her mother’s family. As Jacob and Natalie fall in love, their worlds collide. Will their differences tear them apart? Or will their love be strong enough to blend their clashing cultures?
About The Author:
Lynette Sowell was born in western Massachusetts in the shadow of the Berkshire Mountains, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and now makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country. The award-winning author of more than 15 titles, Lynette loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip. When not writing fiction, she works in medical transcription and is a freelance writer and columnist for her local newspaper.
My Review:
This is the first book of the author's I have read and I LOVED it! I was already a huge fan of the Amish Fiction genre, but this book took that genre in a very new direction for me. It was well-written and really allowed me to see the differences between non-Amish and Amish, and even the differences between the Amish themselves. I absolutely fell in love with all the characters, the story lines and my attention was kept throughout the book. I cannot wait to see how the characters are further developed later in the series. 
A compelling read that I finished in only two days (it was THAT good!), and I am very excited to read book 2 in this series, A Path Made Plain, when it releases in November 2014. Book Three, A Promise of Grace is scheduled to release in May 2015, and a stand alone novel, A Jackson Hole Sleigh Ride releases in November 2014, just in time for holiday reading.
BUY IT: You can purchase A Season of Change online through Amazon, as well as through your favorite local bookseller from Abingdon Press.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Monday, June 9, 2014

OUT OF THE RUINS BY @KarenBarnettAuthor | Enter to win a Kindle HDX & RSVP for 6/19 Facebook Party!


Don't miss the debut book, Out of the Ruins, in Karen Barnett's new series, The Golden Gate Chronicles. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century San Francisco, Out of the Ruins will remind readers that no matter who we are or what we’ve done, God is still as close to us as our next breath.


Karen is celebrating with a fun giveaway and Facebook author chat party.

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One winner will receive:



  • A Kindle Fire HDX

  • Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett


  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 19th. Winner will be announced at the Out of the Ruins Facebook author chat party on June 19th. Connect with Karen for an evening of fun book chat, games, and prizes. Karen will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in The Golden Gate Chronicles series!



    So grab your copy of Out of the Ruins and join Karen on the evening of June 19th 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 19th!

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

    All My Belongings: A Blog Tour and Book Review

    About The Book:

    All My Belongings
    A new life and a new identity can’t protect Becca from a past that refuses to go away.
    After spending years running from the shame her father put on her family, Jayne is determined not to let him steal her future in the same way he stole her childhood. Changing her name to Becca Morrow, she moves to California and settles into a new life and new job caring for ailing mother of handsome young businessman, Isaac Hughes.
    But just as she’s wondering if she and Isaac are headed for a relationship, Becca’s patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage threaten to destroy all sense of home and all hope for love.
    Even if she could clear her name, a phone call wraps a suffocating shroud around her heart. Her estranged father needs her help. But can Becca open her new life to the man who ruined her past?
    About The Author:

    Cynthia Ruchti has more than three decades of radio broadcast experience with "Heartbeat of the Home" radio and currently serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers. Find Cynthia on the Web at www.cynthiaruchti.com

    My Review:

    This was the first book from Cynthia Ruchti that I have had the opportunity to read and it absolutely will NOT be my last. 

    It was an incredibly well-written, emotional book that I thoroughly enjoyed. With themes such as coming home, dealing with topics like Alzheimer's and Euthanasia, and overcoming our past, I do believe all who read this book will relate on one level or another. 

    All My Belongings was a very sensitive read, with many twists and turns but absolutely kept my attention, so much so that I read it in only a few days!

    I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

    BUY IT: You can purchase All My Belongings here, which will give you several buying options.

    ***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***