Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Review: Why Her? by Nicki Koziarz

From the Back of the Book

Through two striving sisters in the Bible, Nicki uncovers six truths we need to hear when trying to measure up leaves you falling behind.

These six truths will help you:
  • Stop staring at her success and find satisfaction in yours
  • Find contentment with your life without being complacent in who you are becoming
  • Gain godly wisdom to answer the Why Her? silent question of your soul
Someone will always be ahead. But that doesn't mean you're behind. Because Truth, like always, will set us free. And free women don't have to measure up to anybody. Not even her.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Memorable Monday - July 30, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel. This book is packed with great advice about how to live a Christian life in today's world. It's memorable to me because it has some of the best advice about fear (something I really struggle with) that I've ever received. Chapter eight contains that advice: "Ask God to show you whatever you can do within your power to minimize the risk of that fear becoming realized. Then whatever God reveals to you, do that. Beyond that, choose with every bit of faith you have to trust that God will be faithful, like his Word says he will be."

Friday, July 27, 2018

First Line Friday - July 27, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! I hope you had a good week. Was anyone affected by the flooding on the east coast of the United States? Our rain gauge got quite the workout this week. We had 12 inches of rain. There was flooding near us, but thankfully we were not directly affected other than my BIble study being cancelled due to the rain. Wherever you are, I hope you have good weather this weekend and lots of time to read.

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Widow's Hope by Vannetta Chapman. I am currently on chapter 8 and finding it to be a delightful read.

"Monday mornings were never easy."

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review: A Wish and A Prayer by Robin Lee Hatcher

About the Book
"Felicity Blessing never expects to marry—she is neither rich nor beautiful—but she does wish she could be a little less lonely. Her prayer is heard and an angel is dispatched to assist Felicity in finding the answer to her heart’s desire.
Prescott Jones arrives in Appleton, Idaho with plans to build a cannery, find a woman to marry, and settle down. He and his partner have managed to acquire all the property needed—except for a plot of land owned by an old-maid seamstress.
With the help of a large white cat named Angel, Prescott sets out to change Felicity’s mind. About the cannery … and about him."

Monday, July 23, 2018

Memorable Monday - July 23, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting The Chance by Karen Kingsbury. This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS! I really like friends-become-more stories  as well as stories with a character that really struggles and this book has both. I cried almost the entire way through this book, but that's not unusual for me with books by this author. This book is on my list of books I want to read again soon.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Chaos In the Blink of an Eye Series Blitz - Part Four: The Countering by Patrick Higgins with GIVEAWAY


Welcome to the Chaos In The Blink of an Eye series blitz and GIVEAWAY hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

After countless millions silently and mysteriously vanished from the face of the earth—including all small children—in the blink of an eye, the world was plunged into unbridled chaos. 

In the days following the Rapture of Christ’s Church, the ultimate enemy of God raised up his primary human agent in the flesh to carry out his diabolical mission, Salvador Romanero.

With a secret society working feverishly behind the scenes, and with Romanero being supernaturally empowered by the prince of darkness, the former lawyer from Spain quickly rose above the landscape of humanity to become the most powerful man on earth.

The Miracle Maker, as Salvador Romanero was known throughout the world—after various predictions he’d made had all come true—was about to perform his greatest miracle: peace to a tiny country that had lived in constant fear since its inception, the nation of Israel.

But not everyone was sailing on the Salvador Romanero cruise ship. With the promise of peace thick in the air in Israel, elsewhere the armies were already gathering...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Memorable Monday - July 16, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure. I've been enjoying the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies - I love that they have Christmas in July! Yesterday I saw one with Candace Cameron Bure and it reminded me of this book. I really enjoyed Reshaping It All and still refer to it from time to time.  

Friday, July 13, 2018

First Line Friday - July 12, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! Today I'm sharing the first line from The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham. I have read MANY good reviews about this book and am looking forward to reading it soon! 

"'She dead?'"

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Spotlight, Excerpt, and Giveaway: The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

Title: The Hope of Azure Springs
Author: Rachel Fordham

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: July 3, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance 

About the Book

Alone in a strange town, can she find healing for her new home . . . and herself?

Ada, Mich.—Between 1854 and 1929, the orphan train movement relocated over 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children from the eastern United States to rural areas throughout the country, focusing primarily in the Midwest. Since that time, this movement has captured the attention and curiosity of readers. In The Hope of Azure Springs, debut author Rachel Fordham masterfully blends history and romance in her well-crafted tale of a former “train rider.”

Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won’t be able to do it alone.

Sheriff Caleb Reynolds is determined to solve the case and secure justice for Em. But what he doesn’t expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.

Historical romance readers will be charmed by the town of Azure Springs as they journey with Em to face her past, embrace her future, and rescue what she’s lost.

Debut Author Deftly Combines Orphan Train Tale with Sweet Prairie Romance

Monday, July 9, 2018

Memorable Monday: July 9, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting Love Finds You in Romeo Colorado by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry.  I LOVE the Love Finds You in...books! I have read many and there are still some on my TBR pile. Did anyone else read these or have a favorite? I think this book might have been the first book in the series that I read. I know I really enjoyed it. I had been hoping to read one from every state, but I didn't even get close to that goal! 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! Today I'm sharing the first line from Falling for You by Becky Wade. What a great book this is! You can read my review here. If you haven't already read this book, I highly recommend adding it to your summer reading list!

"I discovered a secret."

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Review: The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

From the Back of the Book

Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back … even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Memorable Monday - July 2, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Can you believe it's JULY already! My summer is flying by - how about yours?

Today I'm highlighting Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter. This author has so many good books, but of all the ones I've read, I think this one is my favorite. 

About the Book

"Their letters could lead to lasting love . . . or expose Sabrina's mortifying secret.

Sabrina Kincaid didn't intend to fall for Nantucket native Tucker McCabe, the man she serves coffee to every morning-a man tied deeply to a past she deeply regrets. But she has. And she's fallen hard.

But she's kept this a secret from her handsome customer. And now Tucker wants to hire Sabrina to help locate his friend "Sweetpea"-the mysterious woman he's falling in love with online. Sabrina is not inclined to help, but if Tucker hires someone else, it could spell disaster. Because if someone else sifted through the emails and figured out the truth-then Tucker would discover that the person he's trying to find is . . . 'her.'"

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