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Prize of My Heart By Lisa Norato

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:

Rich in Historical Detail, This Is a Romance that Delivers!

An unsolved mystery separates ex-privateersman Captain Brogan Talvis from his lost son--his only living relation, his only family. Shortly before her tragic demise, his wife abandoned their infant to strangers, refusing to reveal the child's whereabouts. Now, three years later, Brogan has discovered the boy at the home of a shipbuilder's daughter, Lorena Huntley.

Lorena guards a dark secret about her young charge. She finds herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to claim his newly built ship, unaware his motive for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own--until the day another's evil deceit leaves her helplessly shipbound, heading toward England.

As the perfect opportunity to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted by thoughts of Lorena …

For The Love Of Books: Letters To Heaven: Reaching Beyond The Great Divid...

For The Love Of Books: Letters To Heaven: Reaching Beyond The Great Divid...: I received this e-book from PR By The Book for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book. Book Description And Author Info...

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Blue Moon Promise By Colleen Coble

I received this e-book from Thomas Nelson Publishing through NetGalley.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

“Tell me, Miss Marsh, are you a Christian?”
“Why, yes sir, I am.”
“I thought as much. God has led me here for a purpose…
I have a proposition for you.”
Lucy Marsh’s worldly resources are running out, but she’s fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father’s recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Wichita Falls, Texas, where the man she came to marry seems surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to provide for.
Nate Stanton always hoped he’d marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh—a city girl—on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on …

Letters To Heaven: Reaching Beyond The Great Divide By Dr. Calvin Miller

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Book Description And Author Information:

In these masterfully written letters to heaven, Calvin Miller thanks, lovingly reflects on—and sometimes confesses his regrets to—the departed influences in his life. Some are names familiar to us all (C. S. Lewis, Todd Beamer, Oscar Wilde); others he knew well; and some he only admired from a distance. But all brought a brightness to his life or challenged him to live more fully in some way. Aware that eternity for any of us is only a step away, Miller has sought to complete the unfinished business of life by writing letters to the great beyond. This moving work will not only elicit a desire in readers to reconcile all things unfinished, but teach the living about the importance of people and the treasure of faith while holding out for us all the hope that awaits.

Calvin Miller is one of the nation's most accomplished authors--with 4 mill…

Brush of Angel's Wings By Ruth Reid

I received this e-book from Thomas Nelson Publishing through Booksneeze.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.

The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.

As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.

Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.


My Thoughts:

Brush of Angel's Wings is the second book by …

Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus By Joyce Magnin

I received this e-book from Shelton Interactive through Zondervan Publishing for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.


Book Description:

Aging and recent widow Harriet Beamer insists she's getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia ... until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle, and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move if they're right. Four x-rays later, Harriet's ankle---and her heart---are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt and pepper collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows. The only catch? She's doing it her way. Just wait till her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along …

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club By Wanda Brunstetter

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I received this e-book from Barbour Publishing, Inc through NetGalley.Com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

Amish widow Emma Yoder’s first quilt class brings the most unlikely people together. There’s Star, a young woman yearning for stability; Pam and Stuart Johnston, a struggling couple at odds in their marriage; Paul Ramirez, a widower hoping to find solace in finishing a quilt; Jan Sweet, a rough and tough biker doing some creative community service; and Ruby Lee Williams, a preacher’s wife looking for relaxation when parish problems mount. But as these beginning quilters learn to transform scraps of material into beauty, their fragmented lives begin to take new shape with the helping hands of each other and the healing hand of God.


My Thoughts:

I LOVED THIS NOVEL!!!!!!! LOL Sorry but truly that is how I felt.  The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda Brunstetter is an AWESOME e-book.  I am a huge fan of Wanda Brunstetter's Amis…

The Chase (Crime Scene: Houston Novel) By DiAnn Mills

I received this e-book from Zondervan Publishing through NetGalley.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

To the FBI it's a cold case. To Kariss Walker it's a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it's a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget.

Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A TV news anchor at the time, Kariss reported on the terrifying case. Today, as a New York Times bestselling author, Kariss intends to turn the unsolved mystery into a suspense novel.

Enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Tigo Harris, Kariss succeeds in getting the case reopened. But the search for the dead girl's missing mother yields a discovery that plunges the partners into a witch's brew of danger. The old crime lives on in more ways than either of them could ever imagine. Will Kariss's pursuit of her dream a…

A Time For Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County #3 By Barbara Cameron

I received this e-book from Abingdon Press through NetGalley.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.




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After Years of Hardship, Jenny’s Life Appears Perfect. So Why Does Something Seem to Be Missing? Jenny Bontrager is finally at a place of love and belonging with her husband, Matthew, and his children. Life seems golden with both her family and career as a writer.
But everything Jenny now believes in is thrown into question with the discovery of a long-lost letter from her father. Her sense of peace and contentment destroyed by betrayal, Jenny struggles with her renewed faith--and the love of everyone around her.





My Thoughts:





A Time For Peace is the third book in Quilts of Lancaster County Series by Barbara Cameron. I had the pleasure of reading the first two stories in this series and loved them. In  A Time For Peace Jenny Bontrager seems to have it all, a loving husband, loving stepchildren and wonderful friends and family. But somethin…

Dangerous Mercy:Secrets of Roux River Bayou #2 By Kathy Herman

I received this e-book from David C. Cook Publishers through NetGalley.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

This intense psychological thriller is the second book in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou series from best-selling author Kathy Herman.
When elderly Adele Woodmore moves to Les Barbes to be near the Broussards, she wants nothing more than a comfortable, quiet life. Employing men from Father Vince’s halfway house for the homeless to do odd jobs, she takes an interest in their lives and is delighted to be helping them get back on their feet. Now a series of murders has cast a pall over the town and one of Adele’s handymen becomes a person of interest to the police. But Adele continues to show the young men kindness and care, in spite of her friends’ concern. This time that kindness could kill her. My Thoughts: Dangerous Mercy is the second book in The Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series by Kathy Herman. I had the pleasure of reading…

The Daughter's Walk By Jane Kirkpatrick

I received this book from the Blogging For Books Program for free for my honest review of this book.


Book Description:

A mother's tragedy, a daughter's desire and the 7000 mile journey that changed their lives.

In 1896 Norwegian American Helga Estby accepted a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within seven months in an effort to earn $10,000. Bringing along her nineteen year-old daughter Clara, the two made their way on the 3500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks and motivated by the money they needed to save the family farm. After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone by leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than 20-year separation from the only life she had known.

Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick picks up where the fact of the Estbys’ walk leaves off to explore Clara's continued journey. What motivated Clara to tak…

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The Money Saving Mom's Budget by Crystal Paine

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I received this audio book from Litfuse for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this audio book.

My Thoughts:

The Money Saving Mom's Budget is the first time I had heard of Crystal Paine and WOW can't say enough good about her book and her website.  I loved the fact that I could listen as I cooked, surfed the web, or exercised......only downside I didn't always have the ability to take notes as I heard things I wanted to remember. LOL   The Money Saving Mom's Budget is an easy to understand guide. I am typically not one to find these things interesting but I have to say the way Crystal Paine approaches these topics I was fascinated. Its truly a step by step guide to help in more than just money issues but also organization and declutter which for those who know me I need LOTS of help in that area.  I found Crystal's ideas fun and easy solutions that broke things down step by step. I am so thankful for the opportunity to listen and learn from her!!  With h…

The 13th Tribe By Robert Liparulo

I received this E-book from Booksneeze.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this E-book.

Book Description:
Their story didn’t start this year . . . or even this millennium.

It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment—endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.

This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they’ve been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since—by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans have ever seen.

Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he’s hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former Army Ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed th…