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Shadowed by Grace: A Story of Monuments Men By Cara C. Putman

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I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own!



Book Description:

Shadowed by Grace is a dramatic story inspired by the Monuments Men of World War II by acclaimed author Cara C. Putman. Desperate to save her dying mother, Rachel accepts her newspaper’s assignment to travel to Italy to capture images dangerously close to the front lines of WWII. Her real motive – to find the father she never knew -- an artist she hopes can offer the comfort and support both she and her mother need to survive. It’s an unlikely situation for love and faith to flourish, but soon Rachel not only finds herself, but also her long-lost earthly father, and ultimately, the man her Heavenly father created to cherish and provide for her.




My Thoughts:

 Shadowed by Grace is the first fiction book I have read by Cara C. Putman and I enjoyed it. This book focuses on the Monument Men of World War II and the artifacts …

Julie Klassen’s “The Dancing Master” giveaway and “All Things Jane” webcast 1/23

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I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of the book. The opinions expressed here are my own.



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Finding himself the man of the family, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But he is stunned to learn the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past.

Alec finds an unlikely ally in the matriarch's daughter. Though he's initially wary of Julia Midwinter's reckless flirtation, he comes to realize her bold exterior disguises a vulnerable soul--and hidden sorrows of her own.

Julia is quickly attracted to the handsome dancing master--a man her mother would never approve of--but she cannot imagine why Mr. Valcourt would leave London, or why he evades questions about his past. With Alec's help, can Julia uncover old secrets and restore life to her somber village...and to her mother's tattered hear…

Heart Failure By Richard L. Mabry M.D.

I received this book from Booksneeze.com's blogger program for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description:


When her fiancé’s dangerous secrets turn her work upside down, a beautiful doctor must choose between her own safety and the man she loves—and thought she knew.
Dr. Carrie Markham’s heart was broken by the death of her husband two years ago. Now, just as her medical practice is taking off, her fresh engagement to paralegal Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true . . . until a drive-by shooting leaves Carrie on the floor of his car with glass falling around her.
When he confesses that Adam isn’t his real name and that he fled the witness protection program, Carrie is left with an impossible choice: should she abandon the fiancee she isn’t sure she really knows, or accept his claim of innocence and help him fight back against this faceless menace?
While Carrie struggles to decide whether to …

Fatal Tide: East Salem Trilogy Book 3 By Lis Wiehl and Pete Nelson

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Book Description:

In East Salem, the elite St. Adrian’s Academy is at the nexus of a satanic apocalypse—and the fatal tide is rising.

When Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is reunited with the pagans who commissioned it, a dark prophecy begins to unfold in East Salem, beginning with a savage double-murder by hellish creatures straight out of the painting itself. The lone survivor of the attack, a seventeen-year-old Brit, finds sanctuary at Tommy Gunderson’s home—and the place is soon surrounded by demons who seem to be biding their time…but for how long? 

Tommy’s pond has been contaminated with Provivilan—an insidious drug that could transform New York City’s children into an army of violence-addicted murderers. But for an occult cabal in the upper echelons of Linz Pharmaceuticals, contaminating the water…

Carolina Gold By Dorothy Love and A Southern Essentials Giveaway Each Day and $100.00 Visa Cash Card

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I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions express here are my own.


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The war is over, but at Fairhaven Plantation, Charlotte's struggle has just begun.

Following her father’s death, Charlotte Fraser returns to Fairhaven, her family’s rice plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With no one else to rely upon, smart, independent Charlotte is determined to resume cultivating the superior strain of rice called Carolina Gold.  But the war has left the plantation in ruins, her father’s former bondsmen are free, and workers and equipment are in short supply.

To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly agrees to tutor the two young daughters of her widowed neighbor and heir to Willowood Plantation, Nicholas Betancourt.  Just as her friendship with Nick deepens, he embarks upon a quest to prove his claim to Willowood and sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that uncovers a long-held famil…

The Painted Table By Suzanne Field Review and CONTEST

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I received this book from Litfuse Publishing for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


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The Norwegian table, a century-old heirloom ingrained with family memory, has become a totem of a life Saffee would rather forget—a childhood disrupted by her mother’s mental illness.

Saffee does not want the table. By the time she inherits the object of her mother’s obsession, the surface is thick with haphazard layers of paint and heavy with unsettling memories.
After a childhood spent watching her mother slide steadily into insanity, painting and re-painting the ancient table, Saffee has come to fear that seeds of psychosis may lie dormant within her. She must confront her mother’s torment if she wants to defend herself against it.
Traversing four generations over the course of a century, The Painted Table is a beautiful portrait of inherited memory. It is a sprawling narrative affirmation that a family artifact—l…

For The Love Of Books: Elusive Hope: Escape to Paradise Book 2 By MaryLu ...

For The Love Of Books: Elusive Hope: Escape to Paradise Book 2 By MaryLu ...: I received this book for no charge from the author in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own. ...

Elusive Hope: Escape to Paradise Book 2 By MaryLu Tyndall

I received this book for no charge from the author in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description:  (Back Cover)


IN A COLONY NAMED NEW HOPE,
WHILE THEIR FRIENDS ARE SEEKING
A SOUTHERN UTOPIA
HAYDEN IS SEEKING REVENGE. RELENTLESSLY.
After years of all but selling his soul to track down his scoundrel of a father, Hayden Gale discovers his search must continue in South America, where his father is reported to be helping colonize Brazil. Hayden has nothing more to lose, certainly not a good reputation, and vows to keep pursuing – at any cost – the vile man who he believes killed his mother.
MAGNOLIA IS SEEKING A WAY OUT. DESPERATELY.
She's in the jungles of Brazil against her will, but what choice does Magnolia Scott have? Her father insisted on uprooting their family to escape the uncertainty of Southern life after the Civil War. But how will she survive without all she holds dear – wealthy suitors, beautiful clothes, s…