Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher – Book Review and Tour

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Love-without-end-e1412292682939About the book: Love Without End || A King’s Meadow Romance (Thomas Nelson, November 2014)

Chet and Kimberly have both failed when it comes to love. Will they risk their hearts to love again?Chet Leonard’s life was forever changed when his 17-year-old son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men.Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious 15-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to King’s Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of becoming involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.
When octogenarian Anna McKenna returns to King’s Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet may discover that true love has no end.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/EjjGc
RHatcher-179About the author: Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over sixty novels.
Find Robin online: website, Facebook, Twitter
 
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My Thoughts:
Oh how I love a good Robin Lee Hatcher book. She writes great Christian romance. I’m usually not a huge fan of too much Christian romance but I love Robin. Love Without End was another great one from her. I loved the story of two broken people who needed a second chance at love. Having been married once before and having my heart broken I could relate to the characters so well. The story is masterfully told. In addition the setting, King’s Meadow, is amazing. I love the beauty and remoteness of it. It’s a place I would love to live. I am excited to get my hands on more of the books that take place in King’s Meadow. This is a book not to be missed.
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Hit by Lorie Ann Grover – Book Review

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_225_350_Book.1361.coverHit by Lorie Ann Grover is a young adult novel about a teenage girl who is hit by a car on the way to school. The car is driven by the graduate school student who had been teaching a poetry class at her school and who she has a massive crush on. She is thrown off the hood of his car and ends up having to be taken by helicopter to a big hospital.

The book is written from two perspectives. It switches back and forth between Sarah and Haddings who hit her. It was a very interesting way to write the book and I enjoyed it. Seeing into both sides was very interesting.

I loved the theme of forgiving and loving in the midst of intense pain. However, I wish the story had been longer and more developed. However it is a beautiful book and I recommend it.

I received a free copy of this product from Book Look in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. 


The Brothers’ Keepers by NLB Horton – Book Review and Tour

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About the book: The Brothers’ Keepers | RidgeRoute Press (November 2015)

A friend’s deception. A family’s dilemma.

While cataloging looted antiquities in Brussels, archaeologist Grace Madison learns that her daughter has disappeared in France, and daughter-in-law has been attacked in Switzerland. But before the Madisons can save themselves, they must rescue an old friend—if he’ll let them. Navigating a deadly, four-thousand-year-old artifact trail that crosses three continents, they jeopardize hearts and lives against a foe as old as time—as time runs out.

Because choosing what’s right is all that’s left.

Purchase a copy:  http://ow.ly/EfxWh
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About the author: After an award-winning detour through journalism and marketing and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, NLB Horton returned to writing fiction. She has surveyed Israeli and Jordanian archaeological digs accompanied (twice!) by heavy artillery rounds from Syria and machine gun fire from Lebanon. Calmly tossed a tarantula from her skiff into the Amazon after training with an Incan shaman. Driven uneventfully through Rome. And consumed gallons of afternoon tea across five continents. Her first novel, When Camels Fly, was released in May, 2014.The Brothers’ Keepers her second in the Parched series, will be released November 17, 2014. The third in the series will release in the fall of 2015.
Find NLB online: website, Facebook
The above is from the publisher.
My Thoughts:
 I was excited for this book. I love suspenseful books and the description reminded me of the Elizabeth Peabody books I have enjoyed. When I started reading this book I kept going between loving the loads of description words and excessive language to hating it. It didn’t take many chapters to not like it. It felt like the author was sitting with a thesaurus and just adding as many words as necessary. I do love a great sentence as much as the next reader but most of the time it just felt superfluous and confusing. I feel it really detracted from the story and I spent the whole book being confused instead of drawn in.
I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. 

Fire Up the Romance this Holiday with @RobinLeeHatcher’s “Love Without End” Kindle Fire Giveaway!

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Fire up the romance this holiday with Robin Lee Hatcher‘s latest offering in the King’s Meadow Romance series, Love Without EndFor two single parents with bruised hearts, it’ll take more than a little courage to get back on the horse when it comes to love.


Celebrate love rising from the ashes of tragedy with Robin by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Love Without End and the rest of the King’s Meadow Romance series from Robin Lee Hatcher

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 14th. Winner will be announced December 15th on Robin’s blog.

 


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International Suspense at it’s best! {Kindle Fire Giveaway!}

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Don’t miss NLB Horton’s The Brothers’ Keepersinternational suspense at its best. While cataloguing looted antiquities in Brussels, archaeologist Grace Madison discovers her daughter has vanished in France, and her son’s bride has been attacked in Switzerland. After the Madison family unearths a relic whose taproot pierces the Ancient Near East, they realize before they can save themselves, they must rescue an old friend . . . if he’ll let them.


Learn more about book one in the series, When Camels Fly, and enter to win a Kindle Fire.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • When Camels Fly and The Brothers’ Keepers by NLB Horton

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 7th. Winner will be announced December 8th on NLB’s blog.


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Pound Foolish by Neta and Dave Jackson – Book Review and Tour

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Pound-Foolish-cover-e1415379724941About the book: Pound Foolish | Book Four in the Windy City Neighbors series (Castle Rock Creative, October 2014)

Greg Singer coordinates consumer sports shows for powerboats, four wheelers, snowmobiles, and jet skis—macho toys for outdoor men like himself. But the job puts tremendous stress on his marriage with Nicole, who for the first time notices the handsome lawyer at the end of the block. “Greener pastures?” When the recession hits Greg’s industry, he thinks the crisis is merely an opportunity for God to bless him with unmatched prosperity, a promise he hears preached each Sunday, and he steps out in bold faith . . . But is he being “pound foolish”?

The fourth in the Windy City Neighbors series, Pound Foolish explores the economic upheaval and uncertainties challenging every family. Intersecting with Penny Wise (book three), the Jacksons employ the innovating storytelling technique of “parallel novels.” Though each book follows its own drama and story arc, the characters’ lives become intertwined and affect one another. Pound Foolish returns us to Beecham Street—a typical American neighborhood . . . where a growing friendship brings new meaning to prosperity.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/DYPC6
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About the authors: Dave and Neta Jackson are award-winning authors living in the Chicago area where their parallel novels from the Yada Yada House of Hope and Harry Bentley series are set. As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together they are the authors or coauthors of over 100 books.

Find the Jacksons online: website, Facebook, Twitter
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My Thoughts:
I have loved Dave and Neta Jackson ever since I read the Yada Yada Prayer Group series. They have a way of writing such heart warming chick lit. I love that they work together so you get a good perspective from all characters. They are great at endearing you to the characters. I got the honor of reviewing their latest book Pound Foolish from the Windy City Neighbors series. Of course I hate to read books out of order so I had to read the first three in the series and I’m so glad I did. These are parallel novels so the stories do intersect a bit but it was so fun to read. I sailed through them all. If you are looking for a series that will uplift and challenge you spiritually but also give you great entertainment I recommend this series and all series written by the Jacksons.
I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. 

Frank Peretti meets a modern day Treasure Island! {And Kindle Giveaway!}

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Welcome to the series launch of J.A. Marx‘s Destiny series. Book one, Destiny Defied, is a chilling tale of freedom from oppression and the Light that overcomes the dark.


J.A. is celebrating the launch of her series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on December 2. 

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Destiny Defied by J.A. Marx.

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 12/2. Winner will be announced at the Destiny Defied Facebook author chat party on December 2nd. RSVP for a chance to connect with J.A. Marx, to chat about the book, as well as to win some great prizes!


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Too Loved to be Lost by Debora M. Coty – Book Review and Tour

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About the book: In Too Loved to Be Lost (Barbour Books, October 2014), you’ll find simple, practical steps for healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. Whether you’re struggling with issues related to trust, depression, patience, relationships, hurts, or hopes. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the kind of guidance and belonging you crave—the kind that can only be found in the unconditional love of Papa God.
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/CSJKG
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About the author: Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including Too Blessed to Be Stressed, and More Beauty, Less Beast. She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.
Find Debora online: website, Facebook, Twitter
The above is from the publisher.
My Thoughts:
I really tried to like this book. However, after reading half of it I just couldn’t stomach it any more.The first thing that bothered me was she uses the Message paraphrase frequently. I hate that so many use that as though it is a reliable source of God’s Word. I should have known from that that it would just be fluff and irreverent but I decided to keep going. She calls God Papa throughout the whole thing. I understand her reasoning but in my humble opinion that is not showing God the honor He is due. To sum it up this book is just a bunch of stories of experiences with some fluffy, girly stuff mixed in. It is in no way theologically sound or deep.
I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller – Book Review and Tour

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About the book: The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.
Purchase a copy and find out more about Julia at: http://www.juliaroller.com
JRoller-206About the Author: Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God (Abingdon Press), A Year with God (with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan, and 25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.
The above is from the publisher.
My Thoughts:
 I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded fabulous. I could really use some more Spiritual discipline in my life. However, I started the first chapter and it started how with talk of prayer. I was excited to learn more as this is an area I could use much growing in. But she starts out talking about contemplative prayer. The act of sitting silently and emptying yourself of all thoughts and waiting for God to lead your thoughts or speak to you. This is so heretical and I just couldn’t stomach it. I mean if she couldn’t get this right than I truly didn’t want to take her advice on other issues.
I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.